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Songwriting Groups

I have had some great messages about song writing and how to develop / go further with this wonderful art form. 
Im a member of Suzette Herft's song writing circle which has been absolutely brilliant for my development. There is…
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What is Folk Music?

Just lately I've been involved in a few discussions over folk music, what it is and where it comes from. 
Of course, the next question is whether I'm "folk music" and the inevitable arguments that follow.
There have also been…
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Musing on the muse.....

I've been writing songs for a long time but I still wonder where they come from. Sometimes it's a drawn out process, you have a concept, start collating ideas, do some research (especially if it's a historic song) and start…