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Gedi Mainly, but not exclusively, traditional (85* d) RE: Mainly, but not exclusively, traditional 10 Feb 09

For what its worth I think that Les has it just right with the 'mostly but not exclusively' line. It allows for the real traditionalists like Pip and Insane Beard, with their well researched material, and the likes of myself and others with the more 'Folk Revival' type stuff, but also the odd 'daft' song like Rawtenstall Annual Fair. At the same time we dont get innundated with Blues, Jazz, singer/songwriters, pop songs etc like certain other nearby clubs.

I too don't want to start an argument about what is and is not Folk, but when I go to a 'Folk Club' I expect to get folkie type material and not blues, jazz, etc. which I simply do not enjoy in the same way and will not sit through.

Of course the other good thing about quite a few folk songs is the fact that they often have good chorus's which means everyone can get involved. It is often this inclusivity that really makes the evening for me, and you tend not to get that with other genres.

Keep it up Les!!


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