The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #51652   Message #787989
Posted By: dick greenhaus
19-Sep-02 - 11:25 PM
Thread Name: What is a folk song, version 3.0
Subject: RE: What is a folk song, version 3.0
I might be able to explain. DigiTrad started out as a collection of song that people sing. Now. Our working definition of a folksong was anything that anyone liked enough to write down and submit. The original intent was to be non-judgemental and non-editorial.

Like most simple ideas, it didn't work. And now, rather than fill the DT with songs that I personally don't believe belong anywhere near folkdom (or even possibly music)Susan and I are excercising a bit of editorial judgement about which of the thousands of songs we have to choose from will be included.