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Posted By: GUEST,Bloke in .. Musketish
03-Sep-16 - 04:31 AM
Thread Name: Whitby Folk Week 2016
Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week 2016
I must admit, each to their own. Not sure about the comments over how things are "becoming" though.

Back in the day, Whitby week was one of the few places where I used to experience "singarounds" and I reckon it was there circa 1982 where I saw for the first time someone using a book to sing from rather than actually learning the words and trying to do the song "their" way.

Hitherto, my folk club world had been concert style upstairs rooms in pubs. Nowadays it's all singaround. Our local club was too till recently when we decided to make it more of "stage" and audience. The result? Standing room only and lots of people just coming to sit and listen.

Not that a Whitby thread is the place to reignite that old chestnut of crib sheets and laziness...😎