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Thread #165645   Message #3976188
Posted By: Dave the Gnome
11-Feb-19 - 01:53 PM
Thread Name: Where Have all the Folkies Gone
Subject: RE: Where Have all the Folkies Gone
I have been listening, Jim. Just not understanding. On the one hand you are bemoaning the fact that you cannot go to a folk club and hear folk songs yet on the other you say that MacColl's songs, which you have said are not folk songs, are acceptable at folk clubs. If you went to a folk club and heard nothing but Ewan MacColl songs you will have, by your own admission, not heard any folk songs. Yet you seem quite happy with that. I think it is something that will never get resolved here. It needs an evening in a pub with good music in the background and a good long chat over a bottle of something tasty :-)

One day, maybe. In the meanwhile you will just have to be patient with me and explain why some non-folk songs are acceptable yet others are not and who decides which is which.