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Posted By: GUEST,Joe G
14-Nov-19 - 11:46 AM
Thread Name: The current state of folk music in UK
Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
Thanks for the explanation Jim - that clarifies your meaning

I tend to disagree though (I suppose I would wouldn't I?) I find many (though not all of course) folk rock renditions of songs more emotive and meaningful than unaccompanied (or minimally accompanied) performances. But then I am very used to listening to rock music and relate to the power instrumentation to enhance a song (once again IMO) whilst I gather you generally prefer an unaccompanied setting. i am also a huge fan of orchestral music - including Butterworth as it happens - and have long found music as important as words in the expression of emotions and the painting of pictures in the mind.

Neither of us are wrong in our beliefs on how the songs are best served - it is personal preference. We both passionately want the songs to survive and to be shared - we just disagree on how that might be best achieved