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Thread #119597   Message #2638087
Posted By: GUEST,Pigstrings
21-May-09 - 08:32 PM
Thread Name: What is 'feral folk music'?
Subject: RE: What is 'feral folk music'?
I presume this means folk music played in folk clubs is domesticated folk music.

Hey, skip the feral stuff. I vote for wild folk music! Music that roams freely across the plains and forests of the British pub, festival, and village fete; the busker on the underground, the band in the boozer, and the session in the bar.....Music that interbreeds promiscuously across the genres and spawns weird and wonderful offspring.

Folk music is not a museum piece. It is a living tradition. Modern folk music is as much the popular songs we grew up listening to as it is the older songs handed down from our forefathers and rescued from oblivion for us by the likes of Cecil Sharpe etc.

Throw away the aspic and just make music is what I say. Keep it live and keep it real.

Oh, by the way, I think the original intention of this thread was to publicise events and venues. I've caught a few endangered species for display at The Old Eden, Edenbridge, Kent on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month. Open Mic session 8.30, usually with a strong folkie leaning (due to being hosted by Pig's Ear) followed by a guest from 9.30 - 11.00. We've had folk, skiffle, American folk, bluegrass, Zydeco, Ska, whateverthehellyou call Moveable Feast's excellent music...Wed. 27 we've got an out and out rock covers band, Dangerous Age. And every night a cracking good one, though we could do with more support.