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Posted By: GUEST
14-Nov-19 - 10:17 AM
Thread Name: The current state of folk music in UK
Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
I would certainly describe it as folk - though to be more accurate I would probably call it folk rock. Must admit I much prefer Olivia's voice to that of Brian's in your clip but each to their own. Both are interpretations of a folk song. You might describe the instrumentation of the Offa Rex version as 'noise' but I love it and I am sure many others do too. Maybe someone will hear this version and become interested in the original folk song and go on to hear other songs in the same way I did when I heard Steeleye Span. That is the way the music will survive - by new people discovering the songs and bands such as this are helping that process as well as making excellent (IMO) interpretations of the songs.

Did you listen to the Granny's Attic track? Don't worry no electric guitars in that one :-)