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Posted By: Steve Gardham
18-Nov-19 - 03:51 PM
Thread Name: The current state of folk music in UK
Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
Okay, Joe
Here's a suggestion, although I strongly suspect that most of the posters here are from Yorkshire, there is more than enough evidence already expressed that the folk scene in the UK is very healthy. The folk club is only one of many types of performance arenas: Why don't we list our areas here and say what goes on in our area and actually present the hard evidence that no-one can dispute. I know for a fact that York, Sheffield and Hull and surrounding hinterlands are very well represented in many ways. Vic will have plenty to say about the south coast, Brian, the Pennine area; and also the pros can chip in about what they are seeing, although they don't always get to see all that goes on in an area if they only get into the folk club or arts centre.