Mudcat Café message #3181526 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #138735   Message #3181526
Posted By: GUEST,Jon
04-Jul-11 - 08:41 PM
Thread Name: Do purists really exist?
Subject: RE: Do purists really exist?
I don't know that there are more generalised events.

Norwich at least had a session that was pretty much anything goes, the folk club says of itself it uses a broad definition of folk and the monthly move round the room events I could get to in North Norfolk are happy with tunes as well as songs and again broad in terms of "what is folk".

Our English session is "English till 11 o'clock" after which anything goes.

Half ten finish in the session pubs I get to - part of the music licence conditions.

I used to go to another one, a monthly Irish do. That mostly had Irish tunes until about 11 but broadened out with more songs and other tunes as the night progressed and I think as fingers became less able to get round the notes. That could go on to at least 2.30am - it got too much of a good thing for me. Most of the tune players in that one were the same people as in the "strict" session I mentioned before.

One that I sometimes toy with around Cromer that might be in with half a chance would be beginner friendly (but not a slow everything down) and mostly session tunes (English. Irish, whatever) with the occasional song thrown in rather than take it in turns and mostly songs ones. But I never seem to get round to talking to others and trying to find out if it might work. The closest to that I know of is one in Coltishal which I believe has the approx first hour as a tune session before changing format to songs. I've yet to get to that one though.