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Jim Carroll uk folk clubs high standard (356* d) RE: uk folk clubs high standard 07 May 19

"MacColl and those around him were not antiquarians who claimed that only folk songs should be performed on the scene - on the contrary, the argument was always that if this happened the clubs would be no more than museums."
Has anybody heer said otherwise ?
If not, why raise it ?

"The only thing that's unique about it is that the people involved are under the impression they're unique. "
The unique thing about it is that it is a week-long school to pass on traditional music and song to several thousand people annually
It has led the massive change in the fortunes o Irish music and been part of attracting many young peopple onto the scene - it has helped gurantee an at least two-generation future for Irish traditional music
It has not wavered from doing this for forty eight years
It's also a living monument to one of Ireland's finest traditional musicians
Stop being a begrudger Jack and give me a comparison in these islands - I doubt if there is anything to compare in England
This is little more than mean-minded spitefulness aimed a well-meaning and highly successful, non-commercial musical activity - sour grapes
Jim Carroll

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