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Posted By: Mo the caller
12-Jun-19 - 09:43 AM
Thread Name: Pop songs done in the 'folk style'
Subject: RE: Pop songs done in the 'folk style'
I agree with the post that said that putting labels on things was an argument waiting to happen.
Yes, a good song is a good song.
And I enjoy all sorts of music BUT I prefer my folk mainly traditional, so labels have their purpose.
Just as if I go to a concert I'd rather hear Bach than 'songs from the shows'
Others are welcome to have other preferences.

What do people think about folk songs sung in 'choir style' arrangements? Our choir sings from the OUP book 'Folk Songs for Choirs' Arrangements by people like Grainger, Moeran, RVW. Don't sound much like folk songs to me.