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Thread #160291   Message #3808123
Posted By: Jack Campin
02-Sep-16 - 04:20 PM
Thread Name: Whitby Folk Week 2016
Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week 2016
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.

The only people I saw reading from a sheet of paper at Whitby this year were some of the singers at the Songs of Child Migration concert. None of the session players did. Not memorizing your material seemed to be exclusively a professional thing.

And if the people Katy was writing about were willing to travel from Burnley to Whitby to find the music they wanted, it looks like the clubs in Burnley weren't meeting their needs. Is there a problem with that?