Moishe Beregovsky, the prominent Soviet-Jewish ethnomusicologist, wrote that no folk music exists in a vacuum representing some sort of essential "folk soul." Rather, folk music is constantly evolving in response to the people's material conditions and cross-pollination with neighboring traditions.
In this video Daniel Kahn is listening to Midwestern Irish radical troubadour Emmett Doyle sing his newest satire of business unions, "Bread and Butter."
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/wN4EtUJ4pEw
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