The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #133524   Message #3033063
Posted By: Don Firth
15-Nov-10 - 07:02 PM
Thread Name: Moulettes - not folk say gatekeepers
Subject: RE: Moulettes – not folk say gatekeepers
Just out of idle curiosity. . . .

Can anyone explain to me why every bloody uncategorisable rock musician, pseudo-lieder singer, writer of songs and ditties about the contents of his or her navel, and people who otherwise can't put any kind of rational name to the sort of music they strive to wheeze out insist on calling what they do "folk music?"

Especially when it was cobbled together only last week and bears no resemblance whatsoever to any particular tradition.

Seems to be an international trend. . . .

Don Firth