Mudcat Café message #3644492 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #155074   Message #3644492
Posted By: GUEST
23-Jul-14 - 07:27 AM
Thread Name: Folk Clubs Dying Out
Subject: RE: Folk Clubs Dying Out
A lot of clubs have "painted themselves into the corner" by developing a demographic where the youngest person in the club is well over 50. You aren't going to get an influx of twenty somethings once a club has reached that position.

The few club organisers who are under 40 need to be aware of how that problem developed and work continuously on keeping a demographic spread and not letting the club develop into a group of mates who all left school within a few years of each other.

I agree with GSS (which makes a change) on the value of the club format in developing not only performers but also the appreciation of the music by the audience. However it certainly isn't my place to tell others that their chosen way of experiencing music is wrong and mine is right.