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Thread #58358   Message #923458
Posted By: Fay
01-Apr-03 - 09:33 AM
Thread Name: womens role in folk clubs
Subject: RE: womens role in folk clubs
There does seem to be quite a feminist angle to this, and I didn't mean it to go that way, but I suppose that is a part of my quandry about it all.

Folkies are renound for their hippiness are they not, and their love and acceptance of all and everything and the equality and harmony of the world as it should be.

So why are there still these roles, how do men feel about women singing in clubs, how do women feel about men singing in clubs. How do women feel about men doing the raffle.

Repertoire was an interesting observation - not that I would go anywhere near Abby's statement, but is there a difference in repertoire, are women trying to get something different out of the songs than men? Are men and women trying to get something different from the night out down the club?