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Thread #116964   Message #2516133
Posted By: Folkiedave
15-Dec-08 - 03:42 PM
Thread Name: Why folk clubs are dying
Subject: RE: Why folk clubs are dying
Floor singers are dues paying members of the club and entitled to their slot. If you don't like it then stay the frig away. Set up your own club and good luck to you in running it exactly as you wish. If you are successful then more power to you. But don't be surprised if it dies the death due to tyrannical organisation.

Floor singers should be allowed to sing in public if they can remember words, hold a tune, and have a modicum of understanding the meaning of the words of the song so they can sing it with some sort of understanding.   

The fact they have "paid their dues" is totally irrelevant. They have succeeded in putting people off folk music and contribute to its poor media image.

Tyrannical organisation is one where people are allowed to sing regardless of quality.