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pirandello What is acceptable (at a folk club open mic)...? (103* d) RE: What is acceptable (at a folk club open mic)...? 20 Apr 07


Perhaps the answer is to stop labelling 'folk clubs' as such and just call them acoustic music venues where all are welcome, cliques and snobbery are avoided, a wide variety of music is heard and maybe, just maybe, a few people might go home with ears opened to new experiences and, more importantly, will come back again.

Minority interests always attract a minority of people and I can't see how exclusively 'folk' clubs are able to survive. In Exeter I doubt whether there are many more than a couple of dozen people who like folk music to the exclusion of all other styles; yet, judging by the number of people showing up at open mics there are hundreds enjoying acoustic music of all genres.


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