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Posted By: Big Al Whittle
18-Nov-19 - 05:23 PM
Thread Name: The current state of folk music in UK
Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
I didn't feel well enough to go my favourite folk club tonite. Its a freezing cold night, and come the hour I didn't feel like carrying my guitar case. Heart condition and all.

So here I am. defending my beautiful folk club in Wimborne against venomous attack.

One could I suppose attack with equal and opposite venom.

How dare you call folk music some load of garbage doggerel that is unintelligible to the broad mass of English people . The fucking wombles (never mind Bob Dylan) have more connection with English folk music.

And just because a gang of middle class bores have come up with definition that coincides with your view doesn't make it even sensible. Its like that surrealistic picture with the train of a train heading into a mantel piece at a cocktail party. Folk music without folk is nonsense. It must connect, and it must be the mode of expression, WE choose. No one else.

However what good would such bitterness like that do?

Take Bob's word for it

You're right from your side, and I am certainly right from mine, with quite as much certainty as you.