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Posted By: The Sandman
19-Nov-19 - 01:54 AM
Thread Name: The current state of folk music in UK
Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: Steve Gardham - PM
Date: 18 Nov 19 - 06:22 PM

Yes, Sue, that's another aspect of the modern folk scene that gets little mention. Back in Jim's day the majority of the folk scene was quite incestuous in that it took place in private pub room with little contact with the general public. Nowadays we try to take music into all sorts of institutions and out onto the streets to engage the general public, and not just passively. We have been into schools, taught them folk songs and had the kids perform at our festival, and many other similar events. I know Whitby Festival puts on all sorts of events like this and it's still going strong."
this comment is not entirely accurate, folk song was being sung and folk dance in primary schools at th4e beginning of the folk revival, right in to the middle sixties. folk festivals have been engaging the public with folk dance[morris dance sword dance since the sixties and in the case of sidmouth folk festival even earlier,so you are painting a false picture, Steve?
what is the point of a trolling comment like back in jims day?
anyway Iwas busking and putiing folk music on the streets during lancaster maritime festival in 1992, that was over26 years ago, so to give this impression you are doing something new is just squit