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Posted By: Will Fly
24-Dec-09 - 10:23 AM
Thread Name: the UK folk revival in 2010
Subject: RE: the UK folk revival in 2010
Long live acoustic pub sessions say I. I go to four a month in pubs which welcome the musicians, give us space to play and - in one case - actually pay 100 for someone to turn up and run the session! (What we actually do in the latter case is buy all the participants a drink on the session tab). We play in the bars and, in most cases, the non-session drinkers have a listen, often applaud and enjoy the music. And if it gets a little noisy in the bar, I find a chorus of Hank Williams's "Hey Good Looking, What Ya Got Cooking" (in G) soon sorts out the men from the boys...

So hurray for those pubs - and let there be many more of them. No need to worry about our village hall, by the way - it's booked every day and evening of the week with one function or another - amateur dramatic rehearsals and performances, jumbles, fairs of one sort or another, concerts, society and club meetings, local parish meetings, etc., etc.

And hurray for the clubs and their hard-working organisers as well. Let's hope they've got the determination and patience to do what they've been doing for yet another year.