Mudcat Café message #923481 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #58358   Message #923481
Posted By: George Papavgeris
01-Apr-03 - 09:46 AM
Thread Name: womens role in folk clubs
Subject: RE: womens role in folk clubs
Not me, Greg, I was serious...;-)
The title of this thread surprised me so much, that I nearly reverted to my original culture and posted a load of sexist crap myself. After all, we Greeks have some of the best lines on that score...
But no, not true. Like treewind, I have never thought that there was an imbalance. Most of the voices I admire are female (June Tabor, Moira Craig, HergaKitty, most recently Mary Humphries and Marilyn Middleton - against those I only have Martyn Wyndham-Read, Johnny Collins and Mick Ryan readily to mind). Most of my learnings abt folk have come from women.

I would not be surprised to find that membership of Mudcat is split 50-50 too.

So I don't feel the weaker (ha!) sex is underrepresented in folk. Thankfully so.