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Big Al Whittle The current state of folk music in UK (2105* d) RE: The current state of folk music in UK 26 Oct 19


I hope not Jim - that's your opinion and you're entitled to it, and to express it.

Who are these people who feel uncomfortable singing folk songs. Is it any particular song that gets peoples' backs up. I must say, I've never witnessed much rudeness to anybody.

T was subject to rudeness in traddy clubs in the 70's, when the witch trials were at their height. I can really only mention the Grey Cock in Brum and Preston folk club, but I had only been singing in public a couple of years by then - ptobably I wasn't very good.

I also saw back in the 1960's an audience eager to see Bert Jansch give Fred Jordan a rough time, when some genius was putting together folk package shows - somewhat in the manner of rock and roll package shows.

I can only say the people you have met have been singularly unfortunate. Whatever other faults we have, I think most folkies are good eggs.




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