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Posted By: GUEST,Rafflesbear
14-Dec-08 - 05:17 PM
Thread Name: Why folk clubs are dying
Subject: RE: Why folk clubs are dying
I find myself split down the middle here

the other day I went to a carol service and because the carols were not all those of my youth I was disappointed

on the other hand with folk music I have a particular interest in one up and coming young professional duo that is blowing the cobwebs off folk music and presenting it in an exciting fashion. They appeared recently at a South-East London folk club and attracted not only folkies visiting the club for the first time but by the end of the evening they had pulled in some very unlikely looking youngsters from the other bar

however they have made approaches to another very well established and 'respected' folk club not a million miles away and have been unable to get even an unpaid floor spot!

I appreciate that any folk club organiser has the right to run their folk club in exactly the way that they wish but I also have the right to reserve my admiration for those who keep their finger on the pulse and see that such a band will broaden the appeal not only of their club but of the whole genre