Mudcat Café message #3513596 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #150726   Message #3513596
Posted By: GUEST,Julia L
09-May-13 - 08:46 PM
Thread Name: Clapping along at trad sessions
Subject: RE: Clapping along at trad sessions
I wonder if it's a "safe" way for people to participate? It seems that singing along is becoming less and less common. Singing is so kind of personal and people feel vulnerable doing it. Folks see that he session is casual and that others are participating. Anyone can clap... (although not on the beat any more than they can sing or play well or in tune!)

I think it is generally meant as a sign of appreciation or enthusiasm coupled with a desire to participate in some way

my tuppence worth