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Posted By: Steve Gardham
22-Jan-19 - 07:03 AM
Thread Name: Vibrant UK folk music scenes
Subject: RE: Vibrant UK folk music scenes
>>>>>it is about connection and inclusivity.<<<<,

Complete agreement. I'm genuinely sorry about what appears to be happening in Scotland, but my experiences in England do not mirror this. I can access, even in my impoverished area, plenty of participation and listening that relates well to what was happening in the 60s. And despite what someone keeps telling us about Ireland getting everything right and England getting everything wrong, when I regularly visited Ireland 20 years ago if I hadn't gone to great lengths to search out the right places, I would have come across something similar to what you are describing in Scotland.