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Thread #116964   Message #2552951
Posted By: Musket
30-Jan-09 - 11:17 AM
Thread Name: Why folk clubs are dying
Subject: RE: Why folk clubs are dying
Ewan McColl did encourage all.

However, I once did a floor turn at a club he and Peggy Seeger were appearing at and performed a song about a native American having problems living on the streets in an American city.

When they got up, he rattled off his "you should only sing what is indigenous to you" mantra that he (and others) used to come out with.

Not good to be carped by your heros. Especially a hero called Jim from Salford singing Scottish songs...

Elvis Costello always claimed his first time up with a guitar was doing a floor turn when they were on the bill.

Like I said, folk clubs are a broad church....