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Jim Carroll uk folk clubs high standard (356* d) RE: uk folk clubs high standard 05 May 19

Dingy back rooms - what an appalling way too write off one of the most exciting and pleasurable episoodes of British cultural history
It was 'dingy back rooms' smoky pubs, dirty factory floors, stables filled with horse-shit, barrack rooms, fordecks... that gave birth to our fol songs
You want plush venues, go book the RHa - that will really empower the people culturally
You are criticising the whole basis of people's culture - it was the music of the workplace and where workers took respite from their labours
I suppose you would do the same for sweaty, overcrowded discos - put them on stage where they smell nice
Gi'e us a break Dave
The atmosphere of an overcrowded club with people crammed in to listen to good songs well sung remains one of my fondest memories

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