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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 18 Nov 19


Does it matter surely he's allowed to express his opinion?

He doesn't like the way folk clubs are going. fair enough. He's given you his reasons, at length.

I'm not keen on the present situation either. You DO get the impression when MacColl, Lomax, tc were getting their shit together in the 1950's - they were outlaws, working class intellectuals, bohemians in duffle coats. Not a pot to piss in, but doing their thing. they had something of Tony Hancock's Rebel about them.

The present lot fit so easily into BBC4, the Jools Holland programme -its so bloody middle class. Too tasteful by half. Theres no real interface with the plebs, which is where the music came from. Talking about the Village Dwellers here - not the folk clubs.

BUT

the folk clubs revere the posh boys , rather than the source singers. being madern people - they won't do the music like the source singers, if they ever connect with it. And i think Jim will find that hard to get.




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