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Thread #58358   Message #925872
Posted By: Gurney
04-Apr-03 - 03:23 AM
Thread Name: womens role in folk clubs
Subject: RE: womens role in folk clubs
A couple of de-motivators that have been mentioned to me by ladies:

Hecklers. OK, it is usually goodnatured and between mates/buddies, but some ladies are apprehensive of it.

Learning the trade. It takes time to be known, and it can be a hungry time, sleeping on settees and saving pennies.

Constant travelling. Away from families and kids and friends.

Certainly, these apply to everyone making their way as a professional, but it may be that the gentle sex feels them more, generally. Do they, typically?