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Thread #116964   Message #2553718
Posted By: Phil Edwards
31-Jan-09 - 11:28 AM
Thread Name: Why folk clubs are dying
Subject: RE: Why folk clubs are dying
The implication was that people were knowingly performing badly because they didn't care.

Perhaps not "didn't care" so much as "didn't think it mattered". I've never heard anyone say "this may be a bit rough, but it's good enough for you lot" - but I've heard plenty of performers say "I've only just written this" or "we've only rehearsed this once" or "I haven't played this in years" or "this wasn't what I was thinking of playing" or "I haven't had time to learn this" or... Some of those people then gave perfectly good performances - but not all of them.