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Thread #165762   Message #3979733
Posted By: Steve Gardham
01-Mar-19 - 10:09 AM
Thread Name: Article discussion:'There’s nowt so fake as folk'
Subject: RE: Article discussion:"There’s nowt so fake as “folk"
'right wing think tank'. Curiouser and curiouser! So is the thinking -- because the folk scene is heavily populated with middle class lefties, he's having a swipe? I don't remember seeing any reference to oral tradition in the article. Sharp as a socialist? Hmmm that's very debatable! He was a member of the Fabians, but was quite an authoritarian figure who fell out with some of the true socialists he associated with, Charles Marson in particular. Regarding the music, his overt agenda is well documented. He and the likes of Vaughan Williams and other contemporary composers were initially motivated by the desire to give English music a rebirth to counter all the German/Italian music that dominated the 19th century.