Here's another youngster - 18 and loving it (except for my A-levels right NOW - psychology on monday, then some more...)
Don't know bout other folksy types out there, but the way I came to it was cos my parents were both very into the whole 60s folk revival bit, so I heard it and took it all in when a baba. They both kinda moved on tho, so I forgot I ever knew it (in a way). Then when Lal (Waterson) died a few years back, my mum suggested I listen to some of her stuff, and I did, and then to other people's, and it felt (soppy, cheesy, dreadful, I'm sorry) like I was coming home to somthing. It felt like my music.
Most of the songs I sing are ones my mum used to sing, and a lot of them she never realised I knew until I sang them in a pub once when she was there! Hugs & happy thoughts jayohjoXX