Mudcat Café message #3644243 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #155074   Message #3644243
Posted By: GUEST,Eric_Sharp
22-Jul-14 - 01:09 PM
Thread Name: Folk Clubs Dying Out
Subject: RE: Folk Clubs Dying Out
Any musical format and genre has a lifespan. Folk music as it was, for example Kerns and Ceilidhs, has long ago ceased to be, and we are in the second or third revival depending on your historical perspective. The kids now attend open mics and festivals. But the term 'folk' is hardly used. Perhaps as well, as it came out of a flawed 19th century mystical view. I have been attending folk clubs for 45 years, and I am not sure if they have another generation in them. But live music is alive and well.