Mudcat Café message #3186545 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #138735   Message #3186545
Posted By: Jim Carroll
13-Jul-11 - 05:46 AM
Thread Name: Do purists really exist?
Subject: RE: Do purists really exist?
"You've got to admit there's some odd coves and wild cards in the pack."
There are indeed - but when such a club, with such a (real or imagined) agenda is presented in a thread discussing a genre of (also real or imagined) folkies it needs to be qualified, especially when it accompanied by a preference for a type of club that would have been as far away as you could get from the norm 20-odd years ago. The do-as-you-please singaround type venue would have been a rare enough bird to have a conservation order put on it in those days, and its proliferation in later years has contributed much to the present situation of our no longer being able to choose our 'folk' music, hence the disappearence of our clubs etc IMO.
Jim Carroll