Mudcat Café message #3644271 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #155074   Message #3644271
Posted By: GUEST,Mandoman77
22-Jul-14 - 02:27 PM
Thread Name: Folk Clubs Dying Out
Subject: RE: Folk Clubs Dying Out
It seems to me that your experience Vic does not represent the situation generally. Of course some new clubs will form, but my observation is that the overall situation is one of decline. When you say "how old were they when they started running clubs", thats the point the next generation is not taking up the baton.

I do think it is unrealistic to expect young people to take on the responsibility of running clubs, particularly the financial responsibility. In our day we had full employment, no University Fees to pay back, stable and accessible house prices, and many other things I could mention.

The days of the folk Club are numbered, the Open Mic for all its drawbacks is the future, better get used to it.