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nutty Advice to all singer songwriters (147* d) RE: Advice to all singer songwriters 22 May 13

If there is concern about the future of folk clubs it is almost entirely due to the attitude of people like Breedloveboy not being welcoming or encouraging enough.
I say ' if ' because in some parts of the country ( like the North East UK where I am fortunate enough to live) it is still possible to attend at least one folk club (within a radius of 30 miles) on every night of the week.

But then I also live in an area where singer songwriters are not just tolerated but actively encouraged. Jez Lowe, Vin Garbutt, Graeme Miles, Richard Grainger are all from this area and I can assure you that their offerings were not always brilliant when they first started out.

Forget about door takings, get back to basics and folkclubs will flourish, Let singarounds and singers nights be the heart of your clubs activities and you can be assured that folk music will be in safe hands for the future.

I am suggesting a difference of ethos and attitude and a divide in folk culture between the north and the South of England and I am assuming the BLB lives in the South.

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