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Posted By: Folkiedave
15-Dec-08 - 01:45 PM
Thread Name: Why folk clubs are dying
Subject: RE: Why folk clubs are dying
Subject: RE: Why folk clubs are dying
From: Nick_ - PM
Date: 15 Dec 08 - 01:02 PM

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Not sure when that was


I first started going to folk clubs in about 1962 (19 years of age) inspired by CND marches and I wanted to hear more political songs.

When I went to my first folk club (memory starting to fade here) it was one of Harry Boardman's clubs in Manchester and they were singing "traditional" music. A couple of years later I moved to Hull and went to the local folk club. The previous organisers had just turned professional and a committee had been formed. I helped put the chairs out - so I became part of it.

And despite my boyish good looks and distinguished grey beard (well designer stubble) I am over 65.