Mudcat Café message #2540018 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #116964   Message #2540018
Posted By: Sleepy Rosie
15-Jan-09 - 05:11 AM
Thread Name: Why folk clubs are dying
Subject: RE: Why folk clubs are dying
"We're starting to get a few more youngsters in at KFFC (2 teenagers, 3 x 20 somthings and a smattering of 30 somethings)"

That made me laugh out loud! Can you be "30 something" AND "a youngster"? Just joining this board has taken a good decade off me.

Silliness apart. I'm sure there is an audience for traditional song amongst my peers and younger. Perhaps it's a case of there not being sufficient exposure outside of folk clubs? I've said it before, but I stumbled on trad. by accident. How many others are simply unaware like I was?

Now I've learned a little, I'll be taking traditional unaccompanied songs for Open Mic tents, to any (non-folk) Hippy Fest I go to this Summer. It'll be interesting to see what the experience will be like.