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GUEST,Peter The State of Folk in the UK in 2016 (55* d) RE: The State of Folk in the UK in 2016 29 Apr 16


I think that Harmonium Hero has summed things up pretty well. Musically, among younger musicians, there is a strong leaning towards bluegrass / old time. A lot of these bands don't impinge on the classic folk circuit at all. In London at least there is a whole separate circuit of promoters and venues that put on bands like these mixed with solo artists and bands doing their own material with varying degrees of "folkiness". I sampled a gig of this type in Shoreditch a couple of years ago, the demographic was younger than a folk club but generally not the student age group.


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