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Thread #164649   Message #3943770
Posted By: Will Fly
14-Aug-18 - 03:02 AM
Thread Name: Contemporary Traditional Scottish Music?
Subject: RE: Contemporary Traditional Scottish Music?
the facts would seem to support the view that the "folk club" scene and "folk music" is dying a death in the UK

Not in my part of the world (Sussex), where I could be out at a club, a session or a singaround in my area almost every night of the week. Domestic and other arrangements have intervened this week; but for those, after my pub gig on Sunday afternoon, I could have been at a session up the road from me in my village, at a village singaround a few miles away on Monday evening. I'm missing singaround/sessions on Tuesday (tonight) and tomorrow and, if I wanted it, a workshop and folk club evening on Saturday because I'll be away on holiday.

As I said in an earlier post, I know many very talented, local musicians who play at these places, for fun, for love of the music and for the occasion. I don't question the fact that there may be less productive musical areas in the country - and the folk club scene has diminished. The real point I was making was - and is - that these people play music together for the joy it brings them and others. This is my personal experience - come down here and see it for yourself.