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Davey BS: Thirty-something folkies (???) (53* d) RE: BS: Thirty-something folkies (???) 15 Dec 99


Interesting thread, as I went through a period during my 30's when I was busy raising a family, pursuing a career, etc. and had little time for folk music, although it was always there in the background. It's been very much in the forefront for the past 15 years, however (I'm 55 now, and I agree with the comment that people only associate 'folk' music with Peter Paul & Mary or their like.

I'm involved with a fairly new Folk Club in Toronto's East End (we've been running for 2 1/2 years), and the people coming out to hear the music are coming back again and again because they like the music.

margo, where on the east coast are you? I'm a Maritimer originally from Sackville, N.B. and I get home for visits every couple of years. I do very much follow the East Coast music scene.

momnopp, try these for a cross section of East Coast music... Rankins (although they are verging more toward pop music and I've gotten away from them), the Barra MacNeils, The Irish Descendents, Ashley McIsaac, Natalie McMaster, John Prince and a Piece Of The Rock (actually based in Toronto, but playing some of the best Newfoundland music around), Christina Smith & Jean Hewson (traditional newfoundland music), John Allan Cameron, McGinty, and J.P Cormier..

There are many more, but if you can find any of the above you will get a taste of the east coast sound.

Davey... (:>)




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