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GUEST,Observer the uk folk revival in 2019 (330* d) RE: the uk folk revival in 2019 03 Oct 19

I would rather imagine that, being the age that "most" of those successfully coming through such degree courses, those youngsters would want to play on stage at festivals and at concerts, not immediately rush out with a burning desire to set up their own festivals, clubs, etc at which they then could play. Accept that they have come to the music by a different route than most commenting here [Self included]. They, particularly those in England, have had to pay for it and work extremely hard to successfully complete their course. Some, a small proportion, will actually go on to make a living and a name as performance artists. Some, a greater proportion, will make a living by teaching music. But quite a large number will not pursue music as a way to make a living at all. No doubt they will still play out of the love of the music and their contribution will be welcomed and really appreciated wherever they appear and play.

Let those who want to start folk clubs, concerts, festivals get on with it. Signing up for a three year course to study Traditional Music does not include any absolute requirement that you have to provide work opportunities for others - hard enough finding those for oneself.

The opening post drew attention to an extract that was not quoted and not referenced to and stated that the students were not taught "how to run clubs and festivals" - I merely commented on the lack of detail given by the OP and the fact that to my certain knowledge the University Course mentioned DID teach their students the skills required to plan, organise, promote, run and bring to the public musical events. Those events planned and performed by those students as part of their course work are held in Newcastle, are normally sold out - their end of course concert in particular is absolutely splendid, so please do not say they are not taught these things because that is simply not true.

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