Mudcat Café message #923472 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #58358   Message #923472
Posted By: Fay
01-Apr-03 - 09:42 AM
Thread Name: womens role in folk clubs
Subject: RE: womens role in folk clubs
I'm not doubting that there were many women on the scene, and that many did have an active involvement.

But through the interviews and question's I've been asking around the Keighley area, even though the people I have been interviewing haven't noticed an imbalance, and said there weren't any issues surrounding it, they were quite hard pressed to recall more that a couple of female singers.

Maybe it has all changed now, certainly in Keighley there are lots of female singers about. But why was it like that in the beginning of the club?

I'll stop battling my corner soon if I don't get a response backing me up in some way, but I'd really like some women to say how they felt about it. If I'm wrong and making a bigger thing out of a snippet of stuff than it warrants, then thats fine