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Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
22-May-02 - 11:38 AM
Thread Name: How old is Brit trad of music in pubs?
Subject: RE: How old is Brit trad of music in pubs?
Inthink the music would have been there before ever the first pubs started, and naturally moved in along with the people. It depends how you define pubs. The Romans had them.

The basic thing is, wherever people have gathered together, there has always been music - caves, campfires, ships forecastles, workplaces, picket lines, private houses, public houses...

There was probably a falling off in some places in the 1950s or so (balannced to some extent by an expansion of music in coffee bars and so forth), and then a gradual growth once again from the 1960s on.