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Jim Carroll uk folk clubs high standard (356* d) RE: uk folk clubs high standard 29 Apr 19

"goilin club in ireland banning instrumental accompaniment,"
Their choice and a pretty reasonable one in my opinion
I found it interesting that, when Christie Moore was asked to perform at a Goilin event commemorating Frank Harte and was invited to use his guitar, he refused in deference to the club policy - he never brings his guitar to the club
It seems some performers respect club policy while others just moan about it

The guitar isn't often seen in the singing venues I've attended because the singers and audience are quite happy to listen to unaccompanied songs (that is their tradition - as it it in Britain)
A good accompanist well follow the song and not dominate or distract from it - that takes hard work and dedication - all too often lacking in my experience
However, most traditional songs don't need accompanying, as I am now finding as I no longer have an accompanist
Working though my large repertoire, I haven't found a single song I am no longer unable to sing
You can sing anything as long as you are prepared to put in the work - the more work, the better you sing

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