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Posted By: Jim Carroll
19-Nov-19 - 03:59 AM
Thread Name: The current state of folk music in UK
Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
"incestuous"
Incestuous my arse Steve

We took our songs to the people face to face in open to the public clubs, schools Trades Unions and even theatres like the national
We also invited and helped those who wished sing themselves
Pat and I did over fifty public talks inside and ouside the folk scene - libraries colleges and local history groups mainly

One of the most ground breaking projects was when Argo Records co-operated with MacColl Seeger, The Critics, Lloyd, Tom Paley and other singers, along with some of Britain's finest actors like Michael Horden, and Timothy West to produce two magnificent series of Poetry and Folksong for schoolchildren, "Poetry and Song" (14 LPs) and Voices (8 LPs)
Somewhat different from the 'Vanity Publishing' approach of having to pay too let people know how talented you are or (in many cases) aren't

Putting your songs on little screens rather than facing your listeners (as folk song was always about) don't come more incestuous
Jim Carroll