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Types of folk music you like or dislike

Steve Shaw 07 Jan 20 - 05:02 PM
Steve Shaw 07 Jan 20 - 06:16 PM
Joe Offer 07 Jan 20 - 06:18 PM
Steve Shaw 07 Jan 20 - 07:14 PM
Dave the Gnome 08 Jan 20 - 02:32 AM
DMcG 08 Jan 20 - 03:25 AM
GUEST,Observer 08 Jan 20 - 04:45 AM
Dave the Gnome 08 Jan 20 - 05:06 AM
Mrrzy 08 Jan 20 - 07:26 AM
The Sandman 08 Jan 20 - 07:26 AM
Dave the Gnome 08 Jan 20 - 08:03 AM
Joe Offer 08 Jan 20 - 09:33 AM
Steve Shaw 08 Jan 20 - 09:41 AM
Dave the Gnome 08 Jan 20 - 11:06 AM
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Nick 08 Jan 20 - 11:58 AM
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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 07 Jan 20 - 05:02 PM

We have an annual jazz festival in Bude. I'm still not impressed! We did see Acker Bilk there many years ago. That was grand. The only other jazz gig I went to was Humph's band in Exeter, six weeks before Humph unexpectedly died. A. bunch of old buggers with nothing to prove, no showing off, really enjoying themselves. Humph came out at the end and chatted to us and drew a lovely sketch in the book of his we'd bought for my dad-in-law. I can live with that. Humph told a joke about Barry Cryer.

Barry: "Have you ever shoed a horse?"

Humph: "No, but I once told a pig to piss off."


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 07 Jan 20 - 06:16 PM

Dunno, Steve. I'm a bit of an outsider when it comes to English traditional music, revelling as I mostly do in Irish tunery. "Scene" seems a bit pretentious and "source singers" is definitely inaccurate. Still, I only mentioned it, and I haven't got any convenient alternatives to hand. I can live with both terms, even though I might avoid using them.


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Jan 20 - 06:18 PM

I suppose I like a bit of everything, but I generally don't like "singer-songwriters," unless they are writing in a traditional style. I tend to seek out people who sing songs I can learn and sing. I don't really like to perform solo, although I sometimes do. My favorite thing to do, is to sing with other people. I've been involved in various forms of community singing since I was about ten years old, and I still can't get enough of it.

I used to like Peter Paul and Mary and the Kingston Trio and Limeliters and all that folk revival stuff of the 1950s and 1960s, but I think I've mostly outgrown them. Bok-Muir-Trickett and the Golden Ring albums that Sandy Paton and others recorded, are more to my liking now.

I like Roy Bailey a lot, often more than the people he got his songs from.

I like listening to and learning from source singers, but in small doses.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 07 Jan 20 - 07:14 PM

Quite an interesting aspect of much classical music was the extent to which it was Influenced by folk music. Mozart wrote a number of country dances, Dvorak got much inspiration from American tunes, Brahms, the ould bearded curmudgeon, spent most evenings in a village pub sitting in a corner on his own and really appreciated the local pub bands (I haven't spotted much of their influence in his music, though he did write all those Hungarian Dances), we needn't even mention Vaughan Williams or George Butterworth, and above all Beethoven, who not only set (nicely but unauthentically) some British folk songs but who also repeatedly parodied, always in a very affectionate way, country dance bands, slightly but delightfully losing their rhythm, in the "peasants' merrymaking" in the Pastoral Symphony, in the Allegro ma non tanto second movement (the trio bit) of his late A minor string quartet and in the memorable rustic stomp in the finale of the late E flat string quartet. Slightly pissed pub bands cropping up in some of the sublime masterpieces of western music: what's not to love!   It's really good to see these connections. Maybe there isn't folk, classical, jazz and pop. Maybe there's just music!


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 02:32 AM

Amen to that, Steve!

I mentioned changing trends in folk and other genres earlier. One thing that is consistent with all types of music. The good survives. Good music also seems to bridge genres but I guess that deserves a thread of its own :-)


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: DMcG
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 03:25 AM


Quite an interesting aspect of much classical music was the extent to which it was Influenced by folk music


I had a quite long and as usual fruitless discussion with someone online on that topic when the BBC first decided to allocate a day of the Proms to folk music. Naturally, and to some extent understandably, my debater felt this was detracting from the classical nature of the proms.


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: GUEST,Observer
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 04:45 AM

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

Yes.

2. Do you prefer revival and present day singers?

No.

3. Do you like songs accompanied or unaccompanied?

No preference.

4. Do you like traditional, contemporary or both?

Lean more towards Trad songs that tell stories, a few present day writers manage to do this, most do not.

5. What about electric folk?

Nope, not as long as my butt points downwards.


6. Dance music, social or ritual?

Don't dance, don't go to dances so never listen to it.


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 05:06 AM

I may also be unusual on the Mudcat in that I'm not a big fan of Irish sessions. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy some of the music well enough but I like more English and Scottish tunes and, to a certain extent, East European music. Could be in the genes I suppose but while I do have a little Irish in me, I have no Scottish blood at all. Yet I love the music. And the whisky but that's another story:-) The best session I ever heard (I don't join in. Not good enough) was at the Peveril of the Peak in Manchester where the Music was from all over the world. A sadly departed friend of mine, John Snelson (Pied Piper on here) had a hand in that one. Just out of interest.


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: Mrrzy
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 07:26 AM

I am still unclear on source singer but hey ho.


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: The Sandman
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 07:26 AM

Dave , the problem with some irish sessions is that sometimes the musicians do not think about varying the rythyms so the listener can be given reel after reel instead of a slip jig, a slide, ahornpipe, a reel, a polka,


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 08:03 AM

That could be it, Dick. I know I like East European music because it is what I grew up with. Not sure why I like Scottish music so much. I like English dance music because I used to dance both socially and, occasionaly, Morris. Can't do Morris now with my knees but did manage a good few dances at a ceilidh last year -)


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 09:33 AM

Hi, PFR, source singers are people who are sources of traditional songs. They learned songs through tradition instead of through commercial processes. They are the ones folk song collectors went to, to collect early field recordings.


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 09:41 AM

Well I've played hundreds of Irish tunes in pubs over the decades, almost all down yer in Cornwall, but I'm not sure that any of those occasions would have qualified as an Irish session. I did go to Dublin once, and went to (and played in) the Cobblestone. The sessions in there were fast, and had their complements of strummers and a dreaded bodhran or two, and admittedly all the tunes were Irish. Quality was high, but were they true sessions or paid gigs?? Another night I went to Hughes' Bar. The session in there was fiddles, flutes and Gay McKeon on the pipes :-) The pace was always very moderate. No drummers, no strummers, no pluckers. Not much conversation or drinking either, just a bunch of excellent players enjoying themselves and playing just for themselves. The next night I went to a pub just round the corner from the Auld Triangle pub, a long way up the hill from the centre of Dublin, I can't remember its name, invited to a session run by a lovely lady called Marion McEvoy. There was a bit of strumming and drumming but it was all in very good taste and I was cordially invited to sit in. Was that a true session? When we played in pubs down the years we always attracted extra customers (we wouldn't have got all that free beer otherwise!), but there was a fair smattering of songs and non-Irish tunes mixed in with the diddley. One aspect that always kept me going was my determination to play just for ourselves and not try to pretend we were putting on some kind of performance for the pub customers. It's great when people enjoy what we do, a bonus I'd say, and there's nowt wrong with the odd singalong song, but generally we just played for each other. I suppose that the big English cities may have sessions that are closer to qualifying as Irish sessions. The past tense signifies that my hearing has let me down enough by now to confine my noodling to my kitchen.


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 11:06 AM

Judging by this thread, and I know it is not a proper sample, there seem to be more people that enjoy source singers than not. While I do get some enjoyment out of listening to the recordings, I enjoy other forms a lot more. I do not really want to spend time on one thing where I can get more pleasure out of another. I don't think that means that I am not a "folky". I still love many other aspects of folk and will continue to benefit from and contribute to folk music for as long as I am able. I'll just accept that I'm in a minority and stop letting it bother me :-)


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 11:12 AM

BTW, anyone know where JoeG is? I think he would enjoy contributing to this thread and I would like his views.


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: Nick
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 11:58 AM

Rumour (or Big brother) has it he was last seen in the Half Moon Inn in Durham about 1 hour ago


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 12:00 PM

Not surprised he hasn't posted then. Enjoying himself too much :-)


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: meself
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 12:10 PM

DTG: You sound rather apologetic and defensive about your tastes - I don't know why. You asked people what they like and they told you; they didn't attack you. You may still proudly call yourself a "folky" ... !


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 01:06 PM

Thanks meself but I wasn't being apologetic or defensive - honest! Sorry if I have that impression. I was just hoping to show what a broad church folk music is and that Whatever part of it you like is OK.


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: Joe G
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 05:56 PM

There I was trying to go incognito and Nick blew my cover ;-) My thoughts will be with you when I am back at the PC. Genuinely touched that you are interested in my enthusiasms Dave :-)


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: gillymor
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 06:20 PM

Michael Hedges, of course.


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: gillymor
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 06:21 PM

whoops, wrong thread.


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 06:28 PM

Stop beating about the bush, gilly...


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: gillymor
Date: 08 Jan 20 - 07:00 PM

Paintbrush me red


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: leeneia
Date: 10 Jan 20 - 11:06 AM

Two types of folk music I dislike:

parodies - often mean-spirited and dirty-minded. I have stopped looking at parody threads

supposed lyrics to dance tunes which were merely quick and dirty mnenomics to help fiddlers recall the tune


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 12 Jan 20 - 01:07 PM

oooh.. at least this thread aint closed yet, while I'm still thinking about it's title question...


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 12 Jan 20 - 01:11 PM

I'm a big fan of W*lt*r Pa*d*n meself...


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: Nick
Date: 12 Jan 20 - 03:37 PM

Walter Panda. I’m a big fan meself.


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 12 Jan 20 - 05:06 PM

At the risk of offending the Interplanetary Folksong Society I hate Martian folk music.


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: RTim
Date: 12 Jan 20 - 06:48 PM

I also dislike Parodies...and Rounds...

But love many types of Folk Music incl. European....

Tim Radford


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Jan 20 - 07:04 PM

The proper Mudcat answer is "all types" because any that I don't like don't qualify as folk music. Or did I entirely misunderstand the arguements in the "state of folk music" thread?


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: Joe G
Date: 12 Jan 20 - 08:14 PM

Naughty!


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 12 Jan 20 - 08:57 PM

The deletion neurotic seems to have struck...


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: Joe G
Date: 13 Jan 20 - 01:26 PM

Finally got some time at the PC to respond to this!

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

No - have heard the Coppers & Joseph Taylor singing Brigg Fair and that's about it - though I do recognise their importance and understand why others find them of interest or even enjoy them

Do you prefer revival and present day singers?

Yes - my way into folk music was largely due to people like Johnny Handle, Jez Lowe & Ged Foley, the singers at the Nursery Folk club then folk rock - Steeleye and Five Hand Reel were the earliest - I didn't really get to know Fairport until much later

Do you like songs accompanied or unaccompanied?

Generally accompanied but very good unaccompanied singing can be a joy. I'm thinking particularly about Coope, Boyes and Simpson (together and individually) and a Yorkshire based, mostly unaccompanied female trio Yan Tan Tether who perform an interesting arrange of material including Bulgarian songs which I love

Do you like traditional, contemporary or both?

Both but with far more emphasis on contemporary. When I listen to traditional I prefer the arrangements to be interesting - eg Jim Moray, Jon Boden & Remnant Kings, Bellowhead. I prefer songs that have a direct relevance to the current day or recent past - though I love mining songs, many sailing songs and other industrial songs. I am not so keen on rural folk songs. Favourite contemporary songwriters not already mentioned here include John Tams (a folk God in my eyes!), Robb Johnson, Reg Meuross, Joe Solo, Grace Petrie, Nick Hall & Michelle Plum, Joseph Porter of Blyth Power (a genius with lyrics!) - there are so many more!

What about electric folk?

Oh yes in all its forms from crusty folk rock to modern electronica - eg Broadcaster, Jim Moray again, Runrig (once my favourite bands and still up there - got their final concert DVD for Christmas, Skippinish - again so many more!

Dance music, social or ritual?

Used to adore ceilidhs but my other half isn't up to them now and I'm getting that way. Blowzabella are a candidate for my all time favourite band along with Tickled Pink. Still love the music. Used to be in a morris team in my late teens but I was always going up when everyone else was going down so I didn't follow it through to adulthood once I moved away from home. Still enjoy the music though

As well as British and Irish folk I particularly enjoy music from around the world with the exception of the Far East (for the want of a better term). Not overly keen on South Asian music either but there are of course exceptions - Ragu Dixit is tremendous!

Enough for now - I've missed lots of people I love but gives you an idea. No suprises in there I suspect! :-)


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 13 Jan 20 - 01:34 PM

Thanks Joe. I think we have very similar tastes!

I'm always up for something new though and off to see a trio I know nothing about tonight - Setanta. If Brendan will let me out of the front door!


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: Joe G
Date: 13 Jan 20 - 02:04 PM

Have a good night. I don't know them either. Looking forward to the report back


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 14 Jan 20 - 03:32 AM

They were very good. Primarily Irish stuff. Both traditional and contemporary. Not all to my taste but all performed skilfully and with obvious enjoyment. I need to look up one particular song, the blue rose, as it stood out for me. I also need to check if Bobby Sands "Back home in Derry" is the same tune as Gordon Lightfoot's "The wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald".


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 14 Jan 20 - 04:07 AM

Just found it. The Bright Blue Rose. Performed by many but the Mary Black version is very good indeed.

And, yes, the tune for Sands' Derry song was based on Lightfoot's.


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: Joe G
Date: 14 Jan 20 - 04:34 AM

Glad you enjoyed them


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 14 Jan 20 - 06:18 AM

Bright Blue Rose was written by Jimmy McCarthy. There's a treasurable version of the song sung by Christy Moore and Jimmy on Youtube. I always have trouble finding it. Jimmy also wrote Ride On, Mystic Lipstick, Missing you and No Frontiers, among others. He has a way with words that I really like. I hope Jack isn't reading this. ;-).


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 14 Jan 20 - 06:42 AM

Bobby Sands also wrote McIlhatton, another great song adopted by Christy.


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 14 Jan 20 - 10:20 AM

Yebbut is it folk? :-0


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 14 Jan 20 - 10:49 AM

Bobby Sands died on the day my youngest son was born BTW. We kept a copy of the Daily Mirror from that date for years. No idea what became of it.


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 14 Jan 20 - 09:20 PM

Is Christy folk? Well that's a tough one (so tough that I tend to care not a jot...). He's one of those who you could, if you really wanted to, regard as an offshoot from the offshoot that was Planxty....

I've seen Christy live four times, usually travelling hundreds of miles to see him. Christy live, uniquely among all other performers, is a totally different animal to the bloke you hear on most of his CDs ( a lot of which, to me, simply don't capture the man at all...). Go and see him live if you can. He sings Woody songs, Shane songs, Jimmy McCarthy songs, his own songs and lots of other songs. A man who sings Pair of Brown Eyes, Fairytale, Missing you, Bright Blue Rose, Ride On.... That'll do me!


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 14 Jan 20 - 10:03 PM

By the way, if Joe Offer happens to be reading this, the same Joe Offer who accused me of having nothing to say about music (he closed the thread before I could reply), I've posted 120 times above the line in the last calendar month. I don't know an awful lot about folk song, though I have many CDs of that genre, as my main interest is in the harmonica and in traditional Irish instrumental music, somewhat tangential issues on Mudcat. But I've played in pub sessions for over twenty years, just about once a week minimum, and strutted my Irish stuff at gigs for many a wedding and St Pat's nights and on many other occasions. I've made a CD and have penned over forty articles for Harmonica World, the mag of the National Harmonica League. I'm on YouTube and have submitted many a tune to the NHL, both scores and performances. My credentials are up there with anybody else's here. Just thought I'd mention it. You're welcome to check me out, Joe...

I love Nic Jones too.... :-)


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: Karen Impola
Date: 14 Jan 20 - 10:45 PM

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?

Yes.

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.


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 15 Jan 20 - 03:47 AM

You have all the credentials, Steve, but why the antagonism and aggression?

Stevie G


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 15 Jan 20 - 03:56 AM

Can we keep this thread on track please Steve and Steve?


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 15 Jan 20 - 04:38 AM

Sure, Dave. Though I thought that what I posted gave a good flavour of my musical predilections, which is what the thread is about. Just in case anyone thought I was nowt but a political nutter! Point taken, howsumever...


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Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 15 Jan 20 - 04:41 AM

Thanks Steve and...

100!


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