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Thread #125998   Message #2795634
Posted By: autoharpbob
24-Dec-09 - 10:51 AM
Thread Name: the UK folk revival in 2010
Subject: RE: the UK folk revival in 2010
What a great idea Lewes - get the guest to do a workshop in the daytime as well as a performance at night. And what guests!!! Martin Carthy, Shirley Collins, Boden and Spiers!!! But how do you afford that - I suppose you hope the fees from those attending covers the cost of the guest plus room hire - sounds like a risky business and something that will need even more hard work from the already overworked organisers. But I have seen nothing like that around my way - I wish!! I am reduced to paying fortunes for weekend courses like the Yucca Folk at Farncombe next Feb, and Sore Fingers at Kingham in April. Mind, I am not complaining. My original point was that far from fading out, the Folk scene around here is thriving, in pubs, in clubs and elsewhere. The problem might be that live music becomes so popular that everyone jumps on the bandwagon and dilutes the available audience too much. But then who needs an audience?