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INTERVIEW: LOUDER THAN WAR
2/10/2013 (updated 7/5/2013)

Richard Thompson - folk/roots hero returns with new album: interview

There's been a big revival in folk and roots music in the last few years, why do you think this is?

€˜I think people like to know the old music. They like to know where they come from. The British are often very dismissive of their own culture though, like the way they laugh at Morris dancers or if a British folk song gets in the charts it gets treated like a novelty song rather than a valid piece of popular culture.

I think the more people that live inside the cyber world and the more they are on the internet, the more they seem part of the global village that people will crave the identity of their own culture and the more they will want to say this is the music of where I come from, the clothes of where I come from.

John Robb, Louder Than War

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