Mudcat Café message #3421945 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #147588   Message #3421945
Posted By: GUEST,Desi C
18-Oct-12 - 08:48 AM
Thread Name: Republican or Conservative folk singers
Subject: RE: Republican or Conservative folk singers
Thankfully from my experience politics rarely rears it's ugly heap openly in Folk Clubs here. Even political animals like myself who do broach the subject do it rarely and it doesn't seem to illicit much interest.
I suppose it's fair to say politics was more a part of the 1960's Folk revival, but that was mainly quite Liberal possibly quasi communist in nature with anti nuclear protests, civil rights etc. Given that both Liberals and Conservatists in the UK are much the same thing and mostly for the very rich, and inceasingly against feee speech, I would class most Folk Club goers as old fashioned liberal or socialist in nature but I wouldn't describe them overal in nature as particularly political. It'll be interesting to scroll down and read others comments