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Howard Jones UK 60s Folk Club Boom? (1167* d) RE: UK 60s Folk Club Boom? 27 Feb 19

To be clear, I'm not claiming that the folk scene is in as healthy a state as it was in the 60s. Fashions change. For a brief time in the 60s folk music was cool (although this led -mainly by contemporary folk rather than traditional) and the clubs benefited from that. It came to be regarded as a bit odd, listened to be people with beards and sweaters, and probably wearing socks with sandals.

What I am saying is that it's not as bad as you claim, and measuring it by the number of folk clubs (whatever that might be) is to ignore the many other opportunities to hear folk music which now exist.

Can you please give some examples of the "pop" songs which you think are such a threat to traditional song?

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