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Petra A. Cosgrove young folkies? (115* d) young folkies? 17 Dec 97

I'm just curious how many of us lurking about here on the DT are younger... It seems sometimes that we're stuck in a world where folk music is only for "old people" (no offense to anyone- the coolest people I've ever met in my life have ALL been folkies! And older folkies know all the good really obscure bands!) and so i was curious if in this place of large numbers of folkies, how many of us were of the younger generations. I've been listening to Steeleye Span, Silly Wizard, Wolfe Tones, Chieftains, The Clancy Brothers, Tommy Makem, Irish Rovers, Capercaille, Pentangle, and oiks.. who knows who else on the various compilation albums from Green Linnet, Shanachie, etc since I was... Born.. I think that the first song I ever knew the lyrics to by heart was "all around my hat" by steeleye.. Nope.. actually it was ::rolls her eyes:: this is embarassing, but it was "Maids When You're Young Never Wed an Old Man..." By I don't remember who!

i know that there is at least one more out here in the world of the DT (course, he's the man I'm in love with... so.. I know him real well.. ) And I'm just curious if there are others besides us.. ?

Petra A.C.

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