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Posted By: The Sandman
14-Dec-08 - 06:49 PM
Thread Name: Why folk clubs are dying
Subject: RE: Why folk clubs are dying
yes,Dave,I did state that there was room for improvement in some cases,but there are also folk clubs,where the standard of floor singing is high.
I remember a few months ago on this forum,someone mentioned a folk club was it Ryburn?,and the singers from the floor,were all people who have done guest spots.
I got the impression from our crustaceous friend from Lewes, Bryan Creer,that the standard is high in his club too.
when I last guested at the Wilsons club the standard was high,as it was at Robin hoods bay,and Swinton[floorsingers included Gary and Vera Aspey]
Faye is generalising from the particular,a big mistake.
if every pro folk singer was to do a floor spot once a month the standard would soon go up,its a question of use it or lose it,if we want to keep the venues there for us to perform in,we have to get up and put something back in.