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

"So Jim, you don't agree that a club that limited itself to traditional folk would end up like a museum? "I've said I do on numerous occasions
I've never belonged to an exclusively traditional club and teh singer I admire most wrote more contemporary songs based on traditional styles that anybody else on the scene
Putting people off is irrelevant - if people don't like folk music there's nothing much you can do about it other than to persuade them otherwise
Putting something else on to attract people in is dishonest and is doomed to failure - as is shown by the number of clubs that have disappeared or trying to do just that
Try telling the opera fraternity that they should put on Rogers and Hammerstein or Andrew Lloyd Webber if they wish to fill their venues and see how far that gets you
If instruments can enhance the songs when use to accompany - fine - some have
Others are a distraction and as such, have no place in folk song whatever
I want people to be able to listen to and appreciate the songs, now
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Jim Carroll

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