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Thread #101506   Message #2047741
Posted By: Waddon Pete
10-May-07 - 04:57 AM
Thread Name: What got you hooked on folk music?
Subject: RE: What got you hooked on folk music?

My Mum introduced me to what we now call folk music...she had wonderful songs from her youth and uncles who trod the boards at Music Halls.

Then there were the "Singing Together" Schools Broadcasts which were a great feature of the week in the UK at that time...although how we got away with all singing about large masculine members of a valuable ethnic grouping wearing boots primarily used for seafaring...I can't imagine!

Learning ukelele chords from a very old community song book and enjoying the songs when I was about 11....then my sister took me to a folk club!

Best wishes,