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GUEST,Some bloke Where Have all the Folkies Gone (187* d) RE: Where Have all the Folkies Gone 20 Feb 19


Perhaps if you said ďI personally donít likeĒ rather than saying something or someone is bad, people wouldnít dismiss you Jim.

We are all aware of your work in the field of folk and I amongst others have been grateful for the opportunity to enjoy the fruit of your endeavours.

It doesnít make you the arbiter of taste, definition nor state of this field of entertainment though. Stop trying to tell me and others what folk is or isnít. Itís all the definitions and much more.

Itís also in good hands for the future. Itís merely the venue platforms that are evolving.

I help run two clubs, one singaround type that gets 15-30 most weeks and a concert venue that varies between 50 and full house of 115. Both have limited futures and neither attract too many young audience. Why sit in a pub or club when you can see lots at once at a festival then YouTube the rest of the time? Thatís the future, not yours (although increasingly mine) and the music? Exciting young talent proving they can be stewards of the folk tradition. In any event, young festival goers love the sound it makes.


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