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Thread #125998   Message #2795523
Posted By: Nick
24-Dec-09 - 06:49 AM
Thread Name: the UK folk revival in 2010
Subject: RE: the UK folk revival in 2010
I play and sing in pubs a lot. Last night there were probably 40 people in the pub, 20 taking part and 20 either listening or being there because something is always on on a Wednesday. Given that it is almost Xmas, the pub is situated well outside of a small village, the temperature was -5C and snowing I don't think pubs are necessarily dying. I play in a covers band too and that is nearly all in pubs and we play probably once every ten days without having to stray far from home.

Over Xmas I have been invited on Sunday to a pub to go and sing, Wednesday will go to our local, Thursday playing and singing in a pub for New Years Eve, Friday gig in local pub or could go to another, Saturday another pub thing, Sunday singing with friends at their house. That's without even looking.

Not a folk club involved or in sight but plenty of music (some of it trad folk, some not) and mostly centred around pubs.