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Posted By: Big Al Whittle
19-Nov-19 - 10:37 AM
Thread Name: The current state of folk music in UK
Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
'i know high quality performers who will not go to some singers clubs in the uk because the standard is variable and sometimes very poor'

WE all do and some won't go to a club, unless its to network and try for a gig. There was atime when a BBC folk programme refused to publicise clubs were the programme comperes didn't have a chance of a gig.

Its the trouble with the folk world - it riven with people with superiority complexes. There is actually a lot to be learned from everybody you meet on the folkscene and every audience has something to teach you.

When you ignore the lessons or close your ears to them, then your music gets smaller - as it gets further away from life as lived and jumps into the abyss of the museum and the internet.

This isn't just applying to traditional music. There are hundreds of prosaic contemporary songwriters - who songs need 32 tracks of special effects to 'work'.

The folk world is very specific. The folk club audiences are, or should a unifying discipline that we all work to. Try to respect the achievements of others.