Here in England Folk Music is regarded as a continuation of the early Newscast System wherin travelling players etc went from town to town crying the news of the day, It then Became easier to put the news to a simple tune. Hence most early Folk songs were about memorable events. Bards of the time also considered it their duty to put to music the history and lessons of their world.It has grown since then into a far wider concept than can be explained by anyone. I believe Folk Music can only be recognised by its Intent and not its style.
Graham Hyett (Guernsey)