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Thread #155074   Message #3644448
Posted By: GUEST,FloraG
23-Jul-14 - 04:31 AM
Thread Name: Folk Clubs Dying Out
Subject: RE: Folk Clubs Dying Out
I've just come back from Tolpuddle. For those who have not heard of it, its the location of 6 agricultural workers who were sentenced to transportation for union oath swearing. Each year the TUC put on a weekend festival and march the union banners up the high street.
I am always surprised at the number of musicians/singers who go - not just the paid acts. Many write their own songs - often on the protest side.
Artic monkies pay your tax
its our money and we want it back etc.
There is a wide age range.
I do wonder where they go the rest of the year. I certainly have not seen them at my local folk club.
FloraG.