Mudcat Café message #3208018 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #139478   Message #3208018
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
14-Aug-11 - 02:29 PM
Thread Name: Sidmouth Festival as it happens
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Festival as it happens
Entoning "hopefully draw a line under this whole discussion" doesn't really go well when matched with comments that are liable to stoke up the discussion.

Every performer feels below par on particular occasions, for all kinds of reasons. It might be a hangover, it might be a touch of the lurgy or whatever. Sometimes it's their fault, sometimes it isn't. Sometimes it shows, sometimes it doesn't.

To me one of the aspects of the folk scene that I value is the sense that performers are close enough to the audience to be able to be relaxed and open about that kind of thing in the way you would be with friends.

"Professionalism" shouldn't be about covering up, it should be about rising above those kind of difficulties and coming through with a good performance.