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Thread #109916   Message #2306583
Posted By: GUEST,glueman
04-Apr-08 - 01:20 PM
Thread Name: Our ghastly folk tradition
Subject: RE: Our ghastly folk tradition
Nice answer Diane but the point is waulking songs weren't made for public exhibition. My prejudice says any form that doesn't allow fresh air in is dead, a museum piece only fit for a glass case. Because folk doesn't have a definition it exists mainly as something to kick against, a notion, an idea of abstract purity for the general public. Perhaps that was what Parris was going on about, who knows? It's a funny business, attracting Guardianistas with a social (history) conscience and white supremicists looking for ersatz roots. I'd like to belong to a folk club but I'm with Groucho Marx on that one.