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Posted By: Jim Carroll
31-Oct-19 - 03:22 PM
Thread Name: The current state of folk music in UK
Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
"Why would that even need explaining to you...???
as it's so obvious to any small UK town
that no longer has a public library"
Ennis is a County Town and has taken on the musican and song heritage of the whole county
It has done that because they have been persuaded of its cultural and historical importance - that is never going to happen if the so-called exponents of folk song don't take their responsibilities seriously
It was through the eforst of people like me and Pat, Reg Hall, Malcomlm Taylor and a few others going to the National Sound Archive who, in their turn,, went to the British Library, that Britain Got it's 'Bright Golden Store' online-archive so dion't come the 'living in Ireland' bit please
Scurrying behind "you don't live in England any more" is wearing a little thin