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Thread #160291   Message #3804825
Posted By: Jack Campin
13-Aug-16 - 05:43 AM
Thread Name: Whitby Folk Week 2016
Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week 2016
The most you can say against the travelling-singaround types is that they're making their chosen pub rather unattractive for any other musician to be in. But there are plenty of alternative places to sing or play. They're spending money in the town so the locals can't complain.

All over the UK you get the same subculture of ageing people doing the same ever-decreasing repertoire of stereotyped songs year in year out with ever less conviction around a circuit of venues. We have the same thing in southern Scotland. It's not a phenomenon created by Whitby.