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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

mention away! I need the publicity.

I will say this. I think its difficult for purely trad singers to function sometimes when the room has been rocking away to more familiar stuff. Particularly if you are intent on singing one of the long ballads, and particularly when there isn't a strong narrative (like Matty Groves) to hold the audiences attention.

Let's put it another way. If you were planning to do a floorspot at The Sailors Return in Weymouth - its a singaround, very popular (no one gets more than two song). I usually settle for one. Its on every Wednesday.

What would you sing in those circumstances, and what would you be frightened or wary of singing. I don't like to think of ANYONE's vision of folk song being rejected out of hand.

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