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Thread #116964   Message #2550916
Posted By: The Borchester Echo
28-Jan-09 - 08:43 AM
Thread Name: Why folk clubs are dying
Subject: RE: Why folk clubs are dying
I used to compile the Folk Directory in the early 70s and Bonnie Shaljean did it after me. All they consisted of were listings of those who bothered to reply and verify their entry. I also travelled about (as I'm sure Bonnie did too) and added some that way but, nevertheless, the published version was far from an accurate record of what was actually occurring on the ground. You just need to glance at Mrs Casey's much more recent Direct Roots to see how quickly it's gone out of date.