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Thread #101506   Message #2051899
Posted By: GUEST,Kajikit
14-May-07 - 09:24 PM
Thread Name: What got you hooked on folk music?
Subject: RE: What got you hooked on folk music?
I've ALWAYS loved music that you can really SING (or dance to.) Whenever they made us do folkdancing at primaryschool I was thrilled because it meant an hour of enjoying that wonderful toe-tapping music... I lapped up every folk/traditional song that we sang during music lessons. I begged my mother to play her Seekers and 'Peter, Paul and Mary' albums for me at least once a week. I was absolutely thrilled when my parents gave me a real Irish folksongs record for my thirteenth birthday, and devastated when the other kids at school didn't share my excitement when I told them 'what I got!' (but it didn't stop me from playing it, and playing it, and playing it - I just quit being so public about my enthusiasm!