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Orac Folk Clubs- We need them! (74* d) RE: Folk Clubs- We need them! 18 Mar 03

I agree that too many in folk clubs are stuck in a time warp. There are still too many "singers" (using a word very loosely) who stand up, stick one hand over an ear and go into some strange nasal unintellible voice that would frighten off any budding "folkie" for good. On the other hand there are also too many "singer/songwriters" who write self-induldent crap that bores the arse off any audience. Is it really any wonder that many clubs faulter. In many cases its the organisers of these clubs that set themselves up as the "residents" despite the fact that they are completely tone deaf and wouldnt recognise a song worthy of going to the trouble of learning even if it bit them. These people also seem to attract others just like themselves and just drive away others who cant share their limited taste in "music" .. (again using a term loosely)

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