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Posted By: DMcG
22-May-02 - 10:04 AM
Thread Name: How old is Brit trad of music in pubs?
Subject: RE: How old is Brit trad of music in pubs?
As we understand them today

What do you feel are the characteristic differences between modern sessions and those of the past? The biggest ones, I imagine, are:

a) regular sessions on specific days each week (as opposed to 'regular' in the sense of 'after the haymaking' or local special days such as one Bob Copper called 'Tater Beer Night')

b) the concept of a planned paid guest for most of these sessions, as opposed to any passing traveller singing or the occasional special visitor.

Are these the criteria you would use? I think it may help the discussion if we're agreed on this.