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The current state of folk music in UK

r.padgett 07 Nov 19 - 12:13 PM
GUEST,Pseudonymous 07 Nov 19 - 11:16 AM
Jack Campin 06 Nov 19 - 08:08 PM
Big Al Whittle 06 Nov 19 - 08:01 PM
Jim Carroll 06 Nov 19 - 07:41 PM
Big Al Whittle 06 Nov 19 - 07:21 PM
GUEST,Joe G 06 Nov 19 - 07:19 PM
Jim Carroll 06 Nov 19 - 06:56 PM
Dave the Gnome 06 Nov 19 - 05:44 PM
The Sandman 06 Nov 19 - 05:22 PM
GUEST,Starship 06 Nov 19 - 04:53 PM
GUEST 06 Nov 19 - 04:16 PM
Raggytash 06 Nov 19 - 04:10 PM
Dave the Gnome 06 Nov 19 - 03:59 PM
GUEST 06 Nov 19 - 03:43 PM
Big Al Whittle 06 Nov 19 - 03:40 PM
punkfolkrocker 06 Nov 19 - 03:11 PM
r.padgett 06 Nov 19 - 03:01 PM
r.padgett 06 Nov 19 - 02:55 PM
Jim Carroll 06 Nov 19 - 02:47 PM
GUEST,Pseudonymous 06 Nov 19 - 02:28 PM
Jim Carroll 06 Nov 19 - 01:50 PM
Jim Carroll 06 Nov 19 - 01:48 PM
GUEST,Pseudonymous 06 Nov 19 - 01:40 PM
Jim Carroll 06 Nov 19 - 01:35 PM
GUEST,crumbly 06 Nov 19 - 12:44 PM
GUEST,Pseudonymous 06 Nov 19 - 12:34 PM
punkfolkrocker 06 Nov 19 - 11:35 AM
GUEST 06 Nov 19 - 11:20 AM
r.padgett 06 Nov 19 - 11:09 AM
Vic Smith 06 Nov 19 - 08:10 AM
GUEST,Pseudonymous 06 Nov 19 - 07:56 AM
GUEST,Pseudonymous 06 Nov 19 - 07:55 AM
The Sandman 06 Nov 19 - 07:42 AM
Vic Smith 06 Nov 19 - 06:43 AM
GUEST 06 Nov 19 - 06:14 AM
The Sandman 06 Nov 19 - 02:48 AM
GUEST,Joe G 05 Nov 19 - 07:16 PM
GUEST,Allan Conn 05 Nov 19 - 05:32 PM
The Sandman 05 Nov 19 - 04:58 PM
Jack Campin 05 Nov 19 - 02:48 PM
Howard Jones 05 Nov 19 - 02:33 PM
GUEST,JoeG 05 Nov 19 - 02:20 PM
GUEST,ottery 05 Nov 19 - 02:08 PM
Brian Peters 05 Nov 19 - 01:58 PM
Brian Peters 05 Nov 19 - 01:19 PM
GUEST,Observer 05 Nov 19 - 01:13 PM
GUEST,Derrick 05 Nov 19 - 11:37 AM
Vic Smith 05 Nov 19 - 11:36 AM
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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: r.padgett
Date: 07 Nov 19 - 12:13 PM

Look I am keen on listening to the likes of "Port" which has Gaelic and I think Irish as well as English ~ I am sorry I get some of the facts wrong ~ some of the comments on here really do no favours and some quite frankly do not help ~ for gawds sake you lot lighten up, where are we going in this polite conversation?


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: GUEST,Pseudonymous
Date: 07 Nov 19 - 11:16 AM

This is nice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ji6b-EbfXy8


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: Jack Campin
Date: 06 Nov 19 - 08:08 PM

I've never heard Walter Pardon and am not that curious. English singing has never been a very big thing for me and I almost entirely bypassed it when getting into folk. I don't identify any more with England than with any other foreign country.

While my multinational biography is a bit odd, I'm far from alone. Have fun with this thread while you can, there isn't going to be a UK to have a folk scene for much longer.


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 06 Nov 19 - 08:01 PM

Absolutely no one has the right to set the agenda, and compel conformity - be it for reasons of tradition, musical theory, or anything else.

In this country we enjoy artistic freedom. And that extends to folksingers.

Being a good folksinger - one with the talent and commitment to work in the medium is as much about what you reject as what you revere, and absorb.

No one had the right to insist that Lightning Hopkins played strictly four beats to the bar.

If there are any rules in this game - they are made by God, and he doesn't exist... I don't know if you're trying out for the part Jim. But I don't reckon you'll get the job.


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 06 Nov 19 - 07:41 PM

What we take and learn and how we respect our source singers has everything to do with the state of any revival
I think you mean it's far better to forget these people and move on if you're no longer interested in what thay gave us

"
Yes its not nice denigrating other peoples favourite folksingers."
To suggest that "one's favourite folk singers may not be doing what the folk scene has committed itself to do is not "denigrating them Al"
The disgusting treatment Walter has been given by being kicked off here on;ly to be given a kicking by some of the same paopkle of the tread he has been exiled to says everything that needs to ne said, for m anyway
Yo all should be ashamed of yourselves and the fact that there is little chance of that happening tells me everything I need to know about today's folk scene   
I think I'll leave y'all to it
Jim


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 06 Nov 19 - 07:21 PM

Yes its not nice denigrating other peoples favourite folksingers.


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: GUEST,Joe G
Date: 06 Nov 19 - 07:19 PM

Jim - sorry but he wasn't 'manhandled off this thread' I felt - as did many others I suspect, that the ongoing arguments about a particular singer had absolutely nothing to do with the thread topic which is about the state of folk music in the UK today. Far better for a subject of relatively narrow but clearly passionate interest be discussed elsewhere surely.


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 06 Nov 19 - 06:56 PM

"Welcome back, Jim."
After watching the denigrating piss-taking of one of Britain's finest and intelligent singers after he has been manhandled off this thread - I'm certainly not back
I'll leave you to iy - I'm truly sickened
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 06 Nov 19 - 05:44 PM

I'm always on the Port, Dick.

I've already used the Star Trek joke BTW.


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: The Sandman
Date: 06 Nov 19 - 05:22 PM

its life jim but not as we know it.
there are gnomes on the starboard side


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: GUEST,Starship
Date: 06 Nov 19 - 04:53 PM

Welcome back, Jim.


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Nov 19 - 04:16 PM

And her name's Muireann (only 1 r).


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: Raggytash
Date: 06 Nov 19 - 04:10 PM

Rule 1. .....................

Rule 2. .....................


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 06 Nov 19 - 03:59 PM

The trouble with comments like "game, set and match", Jim, is that they turn discussion into competition and do not add anything. Surely it would be better just to discuss without trying to score points?

Oh, and it sounds remarkably like "you lose".


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Nov 19 - 03:43 PM

'Muirreann nic Amhlaoibh? Yes very sorry I am not Scottish even!'

Just as well. Neither is she.


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 06 Nov 19 - 03:40 PM

Its quite hard to play three chords well, and appropriately.


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 06 Nov 19 - 03:11 PM

Brenda Wooton was on our west country telly a fair bit in the 70s...


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: r.padgett
Date: 06 Nov 19 - 03:01 PM

oh and isn't Julie Fowlis wonderful ~ lol

Ray

What I would like to see is more recording of the older established singers as well as newcomers in the traditional style before it is too late!


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: r.padgett
Date: 06 Nov 19 - 02:55 PM

Muirreann nic Amhlaoibh? Yes very sorry I am not Scottish even!

Regarding folk on tv many of the artist of yesteryear are of course no longer with us, that is a great shame and we will therefore never see them!


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 06 Nov 19 - 02:47 PM

"Ticket prices 20 Euros a throw."
Ennis trad fest is one event in a year and will be packed to the gunwhales with music loving takers
Ennis, a small market town, has at least four good traditional free pub sessions a week - we've (about twenty miles away) got about eight at present spread over six nights
Still got that moronic grin I see , make sure you don't face the wind or you'll stick like that
You appear to have nothing else to offer when someone stands up to you
Game set and match, I think
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: GUEST,Pseudonymous
Date: 06 Nov 19 - 02:28 PM

Ennis Trad Fest

Ticket prices 20 Euros a throw.

Performers include BBC Young Performer of the year, Jarlath Henderson, born in Tyrone. an award given in the UK. Topic of this thread. Also featuring UK award nominee Ross Ainslee, from Scotland, UK.

UK folk clearly in such good state we are exporting some of it to County Clare.

:)


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 06 Nov 19 - 01:50 PM

Doesn't seem even much point in discussion Walter in present company - it would demean a great man
Jim


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 06 Nov 19 - 01:48 PM

Yeh well
I sem to remember school bullies reacted to being caught out behaving stupidly with w moronic grin
Grow up when you're among adults
Last word
Jim


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: GUEST,Pseudonymous
Date: 06 Nov 19 - 01:40 PM

:)


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 06 Nov 19 - 01:35 PM

"Jim Carroll winds himself up."
Jost got back from a thee day break of spectacularly good films and two nights of unsurpassed and singing and music by people who do it for the love of it to this shit
It makes me realise that the maing thing that's missing on the scene today is the ability to disagree without discussions degenerating to schoolyard level
Was that really necessary Pseud - nobody alse seems to have thought so ?

Walter and his ilk needs to be banished to another thread in order to discuss today's situation
We went to a hour-handed recital of singing and music last night where I counted the names of seven classic performers - Willie Clancy, Seamus Ennis, Johnny Doran, Elizabeth Cronin, Joe Heaney, Junior Crehan and Margaret Barry, mentioned with respect as performers and teachers
Maybe there's a lesson to be learend there - and maybe someone to learn it?
It seems the individual most in need of learning about our folk traditions is the least likely to do so
Please don't let that happen again Pseud - at least not until my back is when I'm not around to comment
JIm


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: GUEST,crumbly
Date: 06 Nov 19 - 12:44 PM

what do you want your 'folk' on Telly for? Surely the main idea is to get out and DO it & not watch a lot of three chord plonkers on the box?


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: GUEST,Pseudonymous
Date: 06 Nov 19 - 12:34 PM

Bain and Cunningham. Agree, not English but is UK. WOnderful


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 06 Nov 19 - 11:35 AM

Live music content of all sorts on mainstream UK TV is drastically less than the 1980s / early 90s...


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Nov 19 - 11:20 AM

'Julie and Mairead'

Muirreann nic Amhlaoibh?


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: r.padgett
Date: 06 Nov 19 - 11:09 AM

Looks like the current UK scene is streets behind in televised folk artists ~ although guitarist over the last 50 years seem ok, as do the American likes Dylan, Paxton and Paul Simon etc

I suspect that BBC and the likes have little on Eric Bogle, Nic Jones, Tony Rose, Pete Coe, Dave Burland, John Kirkpatrick and other solo singers/musicians that is on film, what a great pity

I love the Scottish/Irish stuff on "Port" with Julie and Mairead and the Gaelic stuff, likewise Celtic Connections and Transatlantic sessions with Phil Cunningham and Aly Baine but it aint English folk music

Ray


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: Vic Smith
Date: 06 Nov 19 - 08:10 AM

Dick -
“You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.”


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: GUEST,Pseudonymous
Date: 06 Nov 19 - 07:56 AM

And a sense of humour.


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: GUEST,Pseudonymous
Date: 06 Nov 19 - 07:55 AM

Nagh, for me it has to be the cooking.


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: The Sandman
Date: 06 Nov 19 - 07:42 AM

“You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.”


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: Vic Smith
Date: 06 Nov 19 - 06:43 AM

GUEST asked -
Oscar Wilde ?
Yes! Have you never heard his wonderful interpretation of that great traditional ballad, "I can resist everything except temptation." It's magical.


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Nov 19 - 06:14 AM

Oscar Wilde ?


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: The Sandman
Date: 06 Nov 19 - 02:48 AM

I realise how lucky i was to have met played sang and got to know all the tradtional musicians and singers from a period of 1968 onwards, these include julia clifford reg reeder isobel sutherland oscar wilde,oscar woods, billy bennington bob lewis   fred jordan, my thanks to all of them sorry if this sounds a bit like widdecombe fair.


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: GUEST,Joe G
Date: 05 Nov 19 - 07:16 PM

Walthamstow Observer?


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: GUEST,Allan Conn
Date: 05 Nov 19 - 05:32 PM

I couldn't get to Denholm as I am down in Yorkshire at the moment but as far as concerts go it very much did involve folk bands. Malinky on the Saturday night and Northern Company on the Friday. Can't comment on the sessions but they generally tend to be more mixed


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: The Sandman
Date: 05 Nov 19 - 04:58 PM

guest ottery, here
Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: The Sandman - PM
Date: 03 Nov 19 - 02:33 PM

however in scotland, i am sure it is more like ireland, and of course nobody mentions Wales[ can anyone update us on the forgotten province


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: Jack Campin
Date: 05 Nov 19 - 02:48 PM

I guess "Observer" can't be in Scotland - where as far as I know the only folk festival last weekend was Denholm. The entire membership of the session that would otherwise have happened at Stow that Sunday went to it, and I doubt any of them COULD have done Americana or 1960s pop if you'd asked. (I wasn't there - working).


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: Howard Jones
Date: 05 Nov 19 - 02:33 PM

Vic, Jim Causley's comments are pretty much what my friend says. I think the reason I am so reluctant to accept it is that I discovered folk music (almost by accident), I didn't grow up with it all around me as part of a living tradition. I don't feel I can claim to be a "folk singer" in the same way the term applies to those who were part of that tradition, what I am is a singer of folk songs. I feel there is a genuine distinction to be made. However that is from the privileged position of having been around at the same time as those "old boys", and for those who now don't have that opportunity perhaps we are the next best thing. I still find it difficult to think of myself in those terms though.


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: GUEST,JoeG
Date: 05 Nov 19 - 02:20 PM

You're forgiven Brian :-)


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: GUEST,ottery
Date: 05 Nov 19 - 02:08 PM

Jim Martin, thank you for the link to casbar.co.uk - I think it may have been me you were responding to. This thread is so long it's hard to go back and find anything once you've passed over it once.

Enjoyed reading Brian Peters's posts.


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: Brian Peters
Date: 05 Nov 19 - 01:58 PM

Ah, I see that the Walter Pardon thread is up and running. I promise not to so as much as breathe his name on Joe's thread again.


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: Brian Peters
Date: 05 Nov 19 - 01:19 PM

Hello Mr Sandman - I quite agree about Gemma Khawaja, and Jack Rutter's stuff sounds good too from what I've heard. I'm sure you're right that it's much harder to make a living from folk music than it was 40 years ago, and many of the young musicians I know certainly do have as many strings to their bow as they possibly can. I'm not going to go into possible reasons for that decline, but it doesn't strike me as surprising given how much the world has changed since the the 1960s, and the particular circumstances that made folk music a prominent counter-cultural movement back in those days.

I remembered what I was going to say last night - again small-scale anecdotal evidence for what's going on at ground level, aside from my own professional engagements which I'm way too modest to boast about (winking emoji). My wife and I, when we're at home, attend two informal monthly sessions. One is at he Gaslamp in Manchester, where a singaround takes place in an acoustically-excellent tiled basement room, the repertoire is predominantly traditional with plenty of choruses, and the expectation is that people will sing unaccompanied. The other is at Glossop Labour Club, where singers and instrumentalists gather to share a more eclectic mix of a few trad songs, a few songwriter pieces, maybe a bit of Americana, a recitation or two, and some (generally English) tunes. The more traditional one is the more likely to feature younger singers, though last time I went to Glossop there were some recently-converted and very enthusiastic young shanty singers. At both sessions the standard ranges from excellent to a bit less excellent, and there are sometimes one or two phone cribsheets in evidence. Despite the quite marked difference in repertoire, what both sessions have in common is that they're an opportunity for musical friends and acquaintances to get together and share the kind of songs they like, in a very informal atmosphere, helped along by the odd glass of intoxicant. I really enjoy both - it's the kind of event that's very definitely part of my understanding of 'folk music'.

Vic asked why we "are always saying, 'No no. Don't listen to me; listen to.... and then you reel off the names of the generation that inspired you."

We do this because we're enthusiasts and we want to share the objects of our enthusiasm with others. It doesn't mean we think we're rubbish ourselves. I love watching the expressions when I play a class a recording of Phil Tanner singing 'Young Henry Martin' or Sam Larner chortling his way through 'Butter and Cheese and All'. Ry Cooder always used exactly the words Vic quotes, and no-one thought he meant that he was rubbish.

Lastly, since Pseudonymous has brought up Walter Pardon again, I have to refute a couple of suggestions. Walter's repertoire clearly didn't consist of 'Victorian pop songs', not least because a number of them predated Victoria's reign. Many were certainly popular broadsides, but is calling 'Van Dieman's Land' a 'pop song' in any way useful? He acquired his reputation on the folk scene because of his extensive and interesting repertoire, his skill in singing it, and the sense that he might be the last of his kind. His views on the nature and history of his songs are of great interest not only because he was by all accounts an intelligent and articulate man, but also because folksong academics have often been very good a deciding for themselves what constituted 'folk', without asking the very people who had been singing it for the last couple of hundred years. I've no idea who is alleged to have copyrighted his songs, and as for a 'booking agent', when I saw him (on more than one occasion) he was being driven around by the Watersons and sharing their gigs. Methinks here's too much 'ideological framework' being erected here, but Martin and Norma are still around, as is Bill Leader (who recorded WP), and of course our own Jim Carroll knew him pretty well, so there are plenty of people to ask.

Oh, and as usual I agree with Howard Jones!


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: GUEST,Observer
Date: 05 Nov 19 - 01:13 PM

Well what did I hear at the "Folk Festival" between last Thursday and Sunday?

In the main it was what I'd describe as "Americana"
Then "contemporary" singer/songwriter contributions
1960s "pop music"
Very, very little was delivered in concert or in sessions that one could describe as "Folk Music".

As I said the Festival IS promoted as a "Folk Festival".


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: GUEST,Derrick
Date: 05 Nov 19 - 11:37 AM

Not only the sons but the songs as well


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: Vic Smith
Date: 05 Nov 19 - 11:36 AM

Howard wrote:-

I used to go to listen to the "old boys", and now he sees me as one of them. That is quite a responsibility, and not one I feel I deserve. But that is what folk music is, it is passed from one generation to the next by whatever means possible.

Jim Causley, one of the times that he was staying with us after playing at our club said over breakfast (well, something like...)
Your generation took great inspiration from the wonderful traditional singers that so many of you heard and met and talked to. It makes me jealous to realise how much you admire them.
Our generation hasn't got them, we have got you lot. We like what your generation has done and want to admire you but you won't let us. Your people are always saying, 'No no. Don't listen to me; listen to.... and then you reel off the names of the generation that inspired you. Why do you do that?

Good question, Jim!


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Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
From: GUEST,Derrick
Date: 05 Nov 19 - 11:34 AM

My take on the final paragraph of Howards post at 11-10 is does it matter if you are the authentic article or a revival singer.
He was inspired and came to folk music by the revival,and became a
singer
of the songs of the old singers.
As a the result songs are still sung, if the revival had not happened they would have survived only in dusty collections.
The old singers only knew the songs because they were in the right place when their forebears sang them.
The songs and tunes will only survive if sombody plays or sings them be it in a folk club,a pub session or any other place where people hear them.The singer who regards him as one of old singers is singing the songs himself and hopefully will inspire some of those who follow him to
keep the sons going


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