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Thread #116964   Message #2545468
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
21-Jan-09 - 06:12 PM
Thread Name: Why folk clubs are dying
Subject: RE: Why folk clubs are dying
Its you who's got a chip on your shoulder....

I gigged Yorkshire for about thirty years. I NEVER heard anyone talk in the sort of gurning style of All the little flowers in the garden.

You simply can't grasp that they do is artifice - as false as the phoniest country and western accent.

Listen for godsake to the early albums - the first two were great favourites of mine. i loved those albums - but the harmonies and the strange accents gave a great theatricality to what they they did. It was wonderful!

they are not horny handed sons of the soil - they are pro gigging musicians.

I bet you walk round thinking that Arnold Scharznegger would be a terrific cop - sort out all the problems, and that Sly stallone would be beat Taliban hands down.

your take on folk music is that bloody naive.

it reminds me of the story of Tim hart who retired to the canary islands, and the spaniards heard his records and he was asked - what is that strange English accent you sing in, where in England do they speak like that?

To give Tim his due, he admitted - i was stumped for an answer.