Mudcat Café message #3187427 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #138735   Message #3187427
Posted By: theleveller
14-Jul-11 - 09:48 AM
Thread Name: Do purists really exist?
Subject: RE: Do purists really exist?
When I fetched up in London in 1967 from Yorkshire, where, from the age of 16, I had been playing in between 3 and 5 folk clubs a week (to the detriment of my education), I went to a few clubs and found them generally pretty dour and unwelcoming (with the notable exception of the Cousins) - with the result that I confined my playing to busking and pretty soon fell out of the folk scene altogether in favour of underground rock. I didn't return to folk until the early 90s, by which time I was back living in Yorkshire. There I found quite a few of the old faces plus a great many new ones - and a folk scene that, although different, was and is vibrant and exciting.