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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 24 Nov 19


i think Capstick and Bernard Wrigley were wonderful performers of trad material.

but really we have to turn our minds to the fact that we don't have these people nowadays, and thanks to the idiot sectarian wars - which we can see some people want to prolong into infinity - the whole folk revival was derailed. much of it from outright professional jealousy.

what we have left is what we have left.. I have no desire to perform in front of people who hate my guts because my style is basically in style Americana influenced.

Far better if we do as Jim says. THere should be places where people can go and hear English traditional folk songs, and everyone will understand the booking policy, and the songs they expected to perform.

Where I disagree with Jim, I think folk is in common usage as anything from Elton John to Ewan MacColl type stuff. Call the trad clubs British traditional Folkmusic Clubs




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