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Mick Lowe Prof's Pages--Reopening after 16 years (44) RE: Prof's Pages--Reopening after 16 years 10 Mar 18

When I started the original site I was playing predominately "Irish" music and had a need for source material, thought other folk would also so having learnt the wonders of the internet, set up our website. It was kind of fun researching and putting together our monthly features especially since I was in England and Mary was in California at the time.

Then we expanded it to include English folk music due to demand for material and then sea shanties/songs and army/war related material.

Mary and I had intended to include a whole new section "adult only" of ribald songs purely so they don't get lost in the mists of time. And because history is my prime driving force they do provide a window into the past.

But the fickle wheel of life turned so I had to give up the website, playing and a whole load of other stuff I won't bore you all with.

In the interim I saw a BBC programme with Bruce Springsteen and the Seeger Session Musicians playing and it re-sparked my interest in the whole "folk" movement. I hate using the word folk.. to too many it conjures up images of people in Arran Jumpers with one finger in their ear singing unaccompanied.

Traditional or Trad is being over played.. in fact we went to a couple of "Syracuse Trad Fest" events on Thursday (saw Teada, they were as brilliant as ever), and some of the material we have isn't traditional especially the "army stuff"...

So in trying to give Bonnie some idea as to what floats my boat, I'm not even sure if it would even float at this moment in time.

Perhaps Prof's All Encompassing Website is a bit too egocentric a name...

Seriously any suggestions would be welcome.

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