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

Dear Momnop, where do you live? I am 33 and live in London. I always thought that folkies were all older than me and rarely younger. Whenever I have spoken to friends or aquaintances about my love of folk music, they always looked really bored! I always spoke about it with my parents which is probably where I picked up an interest originally. Over the last year I have really been trying to investigate what is happening with folk in my area and the rest of London. There is a folk club down the road and an irish bar where they have live music several nights a week. What I have found is that there are actually a lot of people in their 30's who are into folk, you just have to look for them.Often they come out of the woodwork with more well known artists gigs. Generally there are more people of a broad age range listening to irish folk than to English.I think some of the younger people i have seen have possibly become initated into the folk scene through festivals. There seem to be more folk festivals in the UK than there were before but I am problably talking out of my... here. Emmie

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