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Thread #22175   Message #239535
Posted By: Roger in Sheffield
07-Jun-00 - 04:24 PM
Thread Name: am i the only youngster into folk and bl
Subject: RE: am i the only youngster into folk and bl
Interesting to see ages being put to names. I am nearly 36 and only discovered folk music a couple of years ago. Wish I had started earlier! Flook were my inspiration and they all look very young to me. I only came across this kind of music on Andy Kershaws' Radio 1 program and I was hooked. I do not mind people not liking the music but I do feel it should be given an airing so that younger people can make up there own minds. A few minutes ago I heard Kathryn Tickell on Mike Hardings Radio 2 folk/roots program and she was saying that she wished she was starting out now as there seem to be more young folk groups around now than when she began playing. In answer to your question, at the pub I go to there is a young lad who plays the tin whistle so well I turn several shades of envious green, another attends the tin whistle class and several young girls turned up for a one off flute tutorial with Flook last year. you are not alone obviously.

Roger