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Thread #125998   Message #2795600
Posted By: GUEST,Eeyore
24-Dec-09 - 10:04 AM
Thread Name: the UK folk revival in 2010
Subject: RE: the UK folk revival in 2010
Maybe the problem is in the idea of "workshops" as in the first item of this thread. I must admit that when I see an item "workshop" at any festival I run like hell rather then listen to some self-appointed know-all pontificating.

I don't know how it happened, but the folk scene seems to be regarded by some as a form of education rather than entertainment - probably because the number of teachers and ex-teachers in folk clubs, who can't break the habit of telling people what to do and think.

Folk clubs should be places where you can hear a bit of music, drink a few beers and chat with your friends, in an informal atmosphere with a friendly welcome. That way we might attract some more people.