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Thread #109916   Message #2306591
Posted By: GUEST,The Mole Catcher's unplugged Apprentice
04-Apr-08 - 01:38 PM
Thread Name: Our ghastly folk tradition
Subject: RE: Our ghastly folk tradition
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?"

You credit Mr. Parris with far too much, I think. Yes, Yes, I know the aforementioned Mr Parris is supposed to be some sort of serious journalist, but his remarks vis a vie English Traditional Music belie that fact.

Charlotte ( I am where I am)