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Thread #117504   Message #2532331
Posted By: Tootler
05-Jan-09 - 04:24 PM
Thread Name: Folk Music: Recommendations For a Newby
Subject: RE: Folk Music: Recommendations For a Newby
Rosie, I echo what Gurney says. Go to folk clubs. It can be a bit of a mixed bag but you will usually find there are a core of good singers in most clubs. I have been aware of the unaccompanied tradition for many years but really only started going to folk clubs after I retired, and I am having to catch up on what I have been missing. The great thing about going to folk clubs is that you can be part of it yourself.

You need to say where you are and someone from your area will surely post where the best local clubs are, though it does seem to be patchy round the country.

I live on Teesside and we are very lucky as there are many excellent clubs within easy reach.

Oh and ingore those grumpy old naysayers who inhabit threads about the state of folk clubs and tell you that they are all crap and doomed to extinction. They are wrong.