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Thread #165645   Message #3977298
Posted By: theleveller
17-Feb-19 - 07:52 AM
Thread Name: Where Have all the Folkies Gone
Subject: RE: Where Have all the Folkies Gone
"Leveller, I just checked the long list of threads you have posted to, and very few of them are about playing music."


I think you need to go back a few years to when I was actively involved in the folk music scene - which I haven't been for several years now. You'll find that my particular interest was in promoting my local music scene, particularly festivals such as Ryedale and Moonbeams when it first started, and discussing the early day of my folk music experience in the 60s. Now most of the people I engaged with on Mudcat have long since left - although several became personal friends. To judge someone's involvement in folk music by what they post on Mudcat is, to say the least, short-sighted. For the record, though, Will Fly and I have had interesting discussions about London in the 60s, and remember the wonderful Reimagined Village thread? They stick in my memory more than the interminable 'what is folk' discussions and the constant bickering by the usual suspects. If you looked at my PM archives, you'd find a lot more went on behind the scenes than you could ever know about, so, basically, please get your facts straight before you start to cast personal slights.