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Thread #139478   Message #3205826
Posted By: GUEST,Ebor_Fiddler
11-Aug-11 - 03:25 AM
Thread Name: Sidmouth Festival as it happens
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Festival as it happens
Were we there as presentation critics or to enjoy ourselves? This part of the discussion reminds me very much of the time when we were at a Waterson-Carthy do and one strait-laced woman complained about us singing the chorus (while being encouraged by Norma to join in) because it spoiled the "concert". We unconverted '60's leftovers ignored her and sang on.
All this whining on about "professionalism" as far as I can see undermines the whole ethos of the "folk" movement, putting in a totally unwanted "them and us" division between those of us who happen to be "onstage" and those of us sat down at any particular time.

Rant over!