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Thread #166789   Message #4024000
Posted By: The Sandman
16-Dec-19 - 01:46 AM
Thread Name: The current state of folk music in UK
Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
Sometimes you have to push boundaries to get noticed and get the bookings, "
this is the opinion of steve gardham it is not necessarily a fact.HERE IS MY OPINION.
Unfortunately the aspects of capitlism enter in to the equation, apart from having to be a quality performer, the elements of supply and demand emter in to the equation, for example the fact that i was one of the few people playing and singing and perfrming with a concertina,meant that i got more bookings that if i had been one of the hundreds of very good singer guitarists, it is not just about pushing boundaries but also about being unusual.I HAVE BBEN GETTING BOOKINGS FOR OVERV45 YEARS
In answer to jim bainbridge, i have no need to sing rudolph to get work.
the wild rover is a perfectly good song with a good story it fits into the genre of what i consider folk music.