It is a very broad genre, consisting both of song parodies, using music from other songs, and also wholly original songs. Songs may be comic or serious in nature.
I’ve been involved with the Filk Community since 1988, when it discovered me at Follycon, the British National Science Fiction Convention held at Easter that year.
However, not all of the music I write and perform is necessarily filk.
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