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Thread #109916   Message #2306564
Posted By: GUEST
04-Apr-08 - 12:50 PM
Thread Name: Our ghastly folk tradition
Subject: RE: Our ghastly folk tradition
I'll bite on the What Is Folk red herring. It's either say, Waulking Songs from Barra where an expection of professionalism is to entirely miss the point or Kate Rusby where one expects eye candy and exquisitely played traditional instruments, and probably both.
If only it was unplugged Northern Soul would fit the brief to a T, re-discovered popular tunes of love and loss assimilated by a grassroots movement and kept alive long after their makers expected.

Somewhere in the middle is what most of us think of as traditional but the devil is entirely in the detail.