Mudcat Café message #3181648 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #138735   Message #3181648
Posted By: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
05-Jul-11 - 04:52 AM
Thread Name: Do purists really exist?
Subject: RE: Do purists really exist?
Our session is an equitable, jump in when you like but don't over do it; 100% trad tunes, songs, ballads, but when it begins to get too sessiony (a surfeit of diddledee) then the singers become more vociferous and it begins to kick off. Mostly accompanied singing, but for something bit special (sean-nos) then unnacompanied does just fine. Sometimes an unnacompanied singer will find themselves accompanied by the company, but with such grace and subtlety that they never complain; on the contrary, they consider it an honour.

In 35 years I've never been happier with a Folk Club for so long - 3 years and counting...