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Thread #153775   Message #3606654
Posted By: Phil Edwards
03-Mar-14 - 04:23 AM
Thread Name: English vs. American folk culture
Subject: RE: English vs. American folk culture
Perhaps my experiences in England and Ireland were not exemplary of the norm. How could I know, given the brief time I was there? But my sense was and is that virtually anyone with a voice loud enough to be heard above the usual din of a pub, could raise a song and feel somewhat certain that at least a few others would be likely to join on the chorus.

I don't know what pubs you went to! In my experience that's a risky assumption at a lot of folk clubs, let alone ordinary pubs.