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Thread #116964   Message #2552865
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
30-Jan-09 - 09:48 AM
Thread Name: Why folk clubs are dying
Subject: RE: Why folk clubs are dying
'Yeah, well, come back when you've finished. Don't expect us to listen to your experiments.'

Contrast this Ewan MacColl who threw his home open to young songwriters. All I can say is thank god (and me an atheist!) the people who welcomed me into folk music were not so damn sure they knew everything.

Its not how this movement achieved greatness - but I bet its how it got into the present mess.