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Thread #162642   Message #3872032
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
16-Aug-17 - 05:27 PM
Thread Name: EFDSS awards funding for new music
Subject: RE: EFDSS awards funding for new music
i don't understand much of the thinking about folk music. in virtually all discussions about the nature of folk music i find myself isolated by my beliefs based on observations of what's gone on in English folk clubs over the last fifty years.

however i have discerned this much. input and activity is good. inaction and festering away in a vacuum with a set of beliefs is bad.

this is an effort to promote activity and endeavour, and it has to be good for the betterment of the movement.

i hold no brief for any of the organisations involved and as far as my vision of folksong is concerned, they wouldn't piss on me if i were on fire.
nevertheless nothing but good can come from this.