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


Crazy conclusion
The clubs, unaccmompanied and accompanied based began to close not because one o the other - bad performances and disappearances of any kind of folk song drove the audiences away
It's only lately that all the other stuff has suddenly become "folk" - which of course, it isn't
These are excuses
People just gave up looking for the clubs - that doesn't mean they stopped liking ot respecting folk song
You still refuse to respond to the wider implications of having driven folk song from the scene
The clubs weer set up to present a specific type of music and became subject to a hostile takeover
That it is nigh impossible to discuss folk song without being subjected to personal abuse "folk police' Folk fascist' 'finger in ear' 'purist' 'narrow' 'trenchant' intransident'
That's as hostile as it gets
Folk song is among the best and intensely researched of all the musical arts yet the revival is dominated by clubs that call themselves 'folk' but put on something else entirely
That's what doesn't make sense
Jim Carroll


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