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Thread #99955   Message #2001958
Posted By: Scrump
20-Mar-07 - 08:32 AM
Thread Name: Giving Talk on Folk Music
Subject: RE: Giving Talk on Folk Music
Don't forget this is your chance to talk about what you think is folk music. Don't worry if your definition doesn't agree with everyone else's here.

You mentioned covering farming, mining, seafaring. Other areas you could consider mentioning are war songs, children's songs, canals, industrial revolution, weaving, political/'protest' songs, and of course love songs and drinking songs :-) And there must be many more we could come up with...