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Posted By: Jim Carroll
31-Oct-19 - 08:47 PM
Thread Name: The current state of folk music in UK
Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
"What am I supposed to be making an excuse about...!!!???"
The state of local libraries maybe?
Again, if I mistook your meaning, I'm sorry
County libraries are the places to aim for

"why you are being so argumentative about the forced closure of UK public libraries,"
I'm not - I know what's happening - it's happening to a degree over here with local libraries being centralised in Dublin, but in my experience some of the larger UK libraries were open (sort of) to expanding their activities
I've lectured on folksong to specialist libraries and the Deptford Library once hosted a day devoted to Travellers which enabled us to bring in singers and storytellers to perform to schoolkids - one of the most memorable days I've ever spent
This is the type of thing that could be done by EFDSS if they cared enough about the music to get up off their arses
Jaysus - how I miss Malcolm Taylor even if his taste in folksong was sometimes a bit iffy)