The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #13068 Message #113887
Posted By: Bert
13-Sep-99 - 01:08 PM
Thread Name: Threads on the meaning of Folk
Subject: RE: Threads on the meaning of Folk
I used to be of the same opinion as Mulligan, "Folk music is what folk are out there singing". However, apart from us two, no one else seems to accept that definition. So I have a question.
Just what do we call what we ARE singing?
See The last 10 songs thread to get an idea of what Mudcateers are actually singing now. I was surprised to see how little old stuff there is and also how few duplicates.
If it's NOT FOLK then what is it? It's not POP. But it IS what's happening out there NOW. If Mudcatters don't sing folk music then just what the.......
Bert. (mutter, mutter, mutter...)