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Thread #116964   Message #2553187
Posted By: Phil Edwards
30-Jan-09 - 03:41 PM
Thread Name: Why folk clubs are dying
Subject: RE: Why folk clubs are dying
I think the born again traddy is a bit like the born again Christian. they don't really get it.

Cheers, Al. Merry Christmas to you too.

I just think its obvious people go to folk clubs for their own reasons (usually not unrelated to enjoying themselves)- not to pay homage to tradition. and you get weird stuff going on, and i say 'Good - its better than the shite on telly!'

Thing is, until relatively recently I agreed with this 100% - I did some of the weirder stuff myself, & prided myself on it. But the reason I converted to the Way of the Trad was that it was so much fun - real full-on musical pleasure. The average singing-horse night - that was a weird one... glad he's finished... didn't expect her to do that one... - just can't compete.