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Thread #159367   Message #3775570
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
28-Feb-16 - 02:18 PM
Thread Name: American versus Canadian folk music
Subject: RE: American versus Canadian folk music
Since I grew up listening to folk music in the US near the Canadian border in the Pacific Northwest, I will observe that many of the same songs are in the North and the South US, but there are regions in the South were older versions were somewhat isolated and seem less changed at the folk process by the time people collected them. How this applies to Canada I can't say - I suspect there are islands and regions of Canada that also harbored versions of songs that were later collected. Are you going to compare those remnant versions, or are you starting another thread to argue about "what is folk music?" If not for an argument, then be prepared to try to keep people on topic.