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Posted By: Karen Impola
14-Jan-20 - 10:45 PM
Thread Name: Types of folk music you like or dislike
Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
Getting back to the questions at the top of the thread (hi, I'm new, by the way - been reading here for ages, maybe posted once or twice as a guest)

Do you like and listen to recordings of the source singers?

Yes, but I think it's an acquired taste. I was initially drawn in by the more polished revival singers. I find that once I fall in love with a song or a tune or a style of music, I want to trace it back as far into the past as the history of recording technology permits.

Do you prefer revival and present day singers?

Like I said, they are the gateway drug. I probably spend more time listening to them than to source singers, but that's mainly because there are more of them around.

Do you like songs accompanied or unaccompanied?


Do you like traditional, contemporary or both?

Both, although I prefer songwriters who are rooted in traditional styles to ones who aren't.

What about electric folk?

Of course! I imprinted on Fairport Convention and Steeleye Span at a young age. How could I not like it?

Dance music, social or ritual?

I like dance tunes a lot, even when I'm not dancing to them.