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Posted By: Raggytash
18-Nov-19 - 03:43 PM
Thread Name: The current state of folk music in UK
Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
So,

We have myself, involved in folk music for 60 plus years as a singer/musician, club organiser, festival organiser (a bit) regular attender of sessions, folk clubs and festivals for much of that time.

We have Ray Pagett, who ran a folk club for decades and still attends folk clubs, sessions and festivals.

We have Steve Gardham, who I know attends, folk clubs, sessions and festival and has worked for years collating folk songs, specifically from Yorkshire.

We had Dave the Gnome, who plays, sings and attends folk clubs, sessions and festivals.

We have Joe G who attends folk clubs, sessions and festivals.

We have Jack Campin who attends folk clubs, sessions and festivals.

We have Big Al, Pseudonymous, Steve Smith, Hilo, Vic Smith and Crumbly.

All these people have attended folk clubs, sessions and festivals (mainly in the UK) over the last three or four decades.

Then we have Jim Carroll, who by his own admission has not set foot in a folk club in years and in the UK for decades yet pontificates as if he was familiar with them.

So ............

who would you trust to tell you the current state of folk music in the UK