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GUEST,EricTheOrange Where have the audiences gone? (378* d) RE: Where have the audiences gone? 30 Jul 08


As a youngish person with no folky background I think part of the problem is in presentation in that many events seems to have no relevance to me. I'm quite keen to see folk but I've been turned off going to clubs because they seems the province of old (I think most seem past my idea of middle aged) people reliving their younger days. I think that many younger people are like me in that I am far more keen to see traditional music and songs performed traditionally or in reinterpreted form than I am to see second rate "singer/songwriters". The age of the performer is irrelevant but their enthusiasm and attitude are.

I've just come back from Womad and that's an example of how to present music (yes including folk) in a format appealing to us younger ones.


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