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Thread #119547   Message #2597869
Posted By: GUEST,Shimrod
26-Mar-09 - 01:03 PM
Thread Name: 1954 and All That - defining folk music
Subject: RE: 1954 and All That - defining folk music
"Endless whining..? and this from a member of the 1954 Brigade? It'd be laughable if it wasn't so sad. The answer is simpy, if you don't like what's going on the folk clubs, don't go..see how easy it is?"

Reminds me of, "if you don't like it here, go back to where you came from!" Not a very enlightened attitude (now who's got the moral failings?).

Apart from that, I've been going to folk clubs for over 40 years (that's where I come from) and for all of that time there have been people who have wanted to replace the music sung or played there with the latest fads in popular music. I have always resisted those people because I go to folk clubs to hear traditional songs and tunes - if I want to listen to pop music I can get as much as I could possibly need by switching on the radio.