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Thread #116964   Message #2539473
Posted By: GUEST,Ian
14-Jan-09 - 06:57 AM
Thread Name: Why folk clubs are dying
Subject: RE: Why folk clubs are dying
"Weird beards and coffin dodgers"

Thanks, I was looking for a good name for a band we are setting up!

Hope there are some pubs left for us to play in...

What worries me is that whilst I don't know where Steamin' Willie Hardonn is coming from with his views, he does have one point. Audiences aren't getting any younger in general, despite some of the amazing younger talent on the professional circuit.

Dunno about the squirmingly embarrassing bit though. A mate gave me a tape of me playing at a club in 1980 recently, and I wasn't too impressed, despite taking myself more seriously then than now. (Didn't have a beard then either!)

Melodeonboy has it right. If you get out, you see more and may like what you see. Too right. some clubs are on my list to avoid in future, whilst I can't wait to go back to others.

There is no such thing as a "club" as there is no such thing as a "pub." The variety itself should be enough to keep people at least curious, and if you like the music, you are more than half way there to a great night out.