The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162642 Message #3872409
Posted By: The Sandman
18-Aug-17 - 02:45 PM
Thread Name: EFDSS awards funding for new music
Subject: RE: EFDSS awards funding for new music
they do say
"And we're about developing. Folk is living, breathing and constantly being re-invented; we encourage artists to be inspired by the songs and dances that have been handed down through the generations and support them in various ways to create new songs, tunes and dances."
yet nobody can appear to come to am agreed definition of a modern folk song, many of us have our own take on it which appears to vary considerably.
there does not appear to be the same problem with folk dance, if however nobody can come to an agreed definition of a modern folk song, should EFDSS be promoting something which cannot be defined successfully?, that does not mean that other organisation should not be promoting modern songs, but who is to say whether they are folk songs[ they need the test of time]. I am not against modern songs being sung [in fact on occasions i sing them myself]but i am not sure they are folk songs, my basis for singing them is whether they are IMO a good song. However EFDSS are there to promote tradtional song, they then say"to support them in various ways to create new songs" What exactly does that waffle mean? talk about pseuds corner