Mudcat Café message #3991443 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #166098   Message #3991443
Posted By: Bill D
08-May-19 - 11:09 AM
Thread Name: If you don't like ballads......
Subject: RE: If you don't like ballads......
At the FSGW's annual Getaway for the last few years, there has been a "ballad channel" in one cabin on one day. All afternoon, ballad aficionados take turns leading/hosting for an hour. There are always other topics elsewhere, but this way it is easy to share/listen for at least ONE hour.
In years past, there was usually only one hour devoted to ballads, but we have enough aficionados to make the new schedule work. Sometimes there are only 3-4 folks.. and sometimes 8-10... but everyone has an opportunity, and we have several younger folks (ages-12-25 or so) who have been really learning and appreciating ballads...(even some of the more rare & obscure ones).

There may be 40 people in "Sea Songs" or "Parodies"...etc, but we in FSGW have no fear that ballads are in danger of demise anytime soon.