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Posted By: Jack Campin
22-Jan-19 - 12:54 PM
Thread Name: Vibrant UK folk music scenes
Subject: RE: Vibrant UK folk music scenes
I see cajons (Peruvian box drums) quite regularly. The players usually know what they're doing and make a positive contribution.

I use a washboard to create the same sort of rhythms as a Scottish dance band drummer - I learnt from the "Take the Floor" radio programme and by watching the drummer every time I saw a dance band live. Has the advantages that it's much more portable than a drumkit and can go a lot quieter. I use it very selectively, usually when I can hear people drifting out of sync.

I wouldn't know where Durham-area folk stuff happens. Is there a web or paper guide that helps much?