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Blackcat2 BS: Thirty-something folkies (???) (53* d) RE: BS: Thirty-something folkies (???) 14 Dec 99

I'm 33 and have been performing Celtic realm folk music on and off for 10 or so years. Most of my friends in the folk music circle are a decade and more older than me.

When I perform at open-mike nights, my music is often completely novel to much of the audience but they often enjoy it. I know little of American folk music myself - I've lived in Southern California, Colorado & Florida - but missed most of the folk music that was around during my youth and young adulthood. I only dicovered Celtic/Irish because of a Sunday afternoon program on the local University public radio station. It was/is an hour long show hosted by Jack Friel who has an extensive collection of Irish (mostly) music. I was hooked after the first program.

Since then I've struggled to find people in the Orlando, FL area to connect with. I don't play guitar and mostly just sing a cappella. I play a bit of tin whistle and jews harp and the spoons. I was in a Contra dance band for awhile but that's strictly dance music and they had no interest in songs.

I have a friend who I've done some stuff with who plays guitar and has similar music interests, but he's a proffessional pilot and is often out of town. It's been quite frustrating, being "alone in the wilderness"

pax yall,

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