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Jim Carroll uk folk clubs high standard (356* d) RE: uk folk clubs high standard 03 May 19


"they were making other peoples"
Sorry to nitpick but the fact that the music we were making was in the public domain so if it was anybody's it belonged to all of us.
Sure, many were making new songs based on old styles but nobody expected to make anything from them
Of all the leading figures in the revival, Lloyd was the least critical of anybody
We were all amateurs doing our best - no glittering prizes in those days, just the songs

As far as professional performers are concerned, a very few made a living from club performances, mthe overwhelming majority, including those who did pair bookings did other things to supplement their incomes
I know that Ewan and Peggy would arrange a tour when funds ran low - their main activity, when not residentingay The Singers, was to work with other, less experienced singers
Lloyd wrote, translated, lectured, broadcasted... and other things - he in fact did very few bookings

There seems to have been a screeching U turn here
One minute I'm being slagged off for suggesting that something has gone seriously wrong with the folk scene, next minute iI'm being bombarded with excuses for why its gone wrong

"nor really want a bunch of folkies sipping orange juice all night."
You cannot be serious !!!
Jim Carroll


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