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Thread #165550   Message #3972695
Posted By: Steve Gardham
21-Jan-19 - 03:45 PM
Thread Name: Vibrant UK folk music scenes
Subject: RE: Vibrant UK folk music scenes
In the 60s we were all young and active, mostly without families, and we did the lot, singing, playing, dancing, a club nearly every night of the week. Then many of us had families and going out every night was unrealistic and we had to be more selective. The catalyst organisers also weren't getting any younger and quite a few becoming more prosperous and moving out into the leafy suburbs (and their folk clubs eventually went with them). The different aspects, dance, ceilidh bands, singers, musicians who were the same people in the 60s were beginning to fragment. I ran a ceilidh band for 30 years but didn't get to the folk club so often. Now we're all retired and moaning that what we had has gone. That is at least partly down to us and the circumstances described here.