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Posted By: GUEST,Katy from Burnley
12-Aug-16 - 08:40 PM
Thread Name: Whitby Folk Week 2016
Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week 2016
I suppose my original comment was a bit like a cry of frustration. The sort of people over here, who go to Whitby once a year, won't pay to see a guest, won't buy a ticket won't support local clubs unless they get to sing on the night, they won't learn new songs or in some cases even the words and read them of a typed script. They won't even listen to each other properly, they just want to sing their song and play their guitar and get applause. Some of them even violently object to anybody better than they are daring to sing at their sing around. I remember a really good singer and musician who was treated despicably at one singers night, because he threatened their little bit of kudos, and several of the regulars stared at him as if he had torn the head of their favourite teddy bear. I and my husband have stopped going to the local clubs for this reason. I would rather travel a bit further and get a decent night in a club. I was sort of getting it off my chest, and probably this thread was not the right place to do it. I will still come to Whitby though if I can, and buy a ticket or pay on the door. Sorry if I've started a row.