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GUEST,Old man The role of folk clubs today (121* d) RE: The role of folk clubs today 27 Mar 04


I started going to folk clubs in the late 1960s it was very exciting and vibrant with a strong political awareness. I stoped going to folk clubs in the late 1980s when they [ all ? ] seemed to start booking pop singers in a vain attempt to attract more young people in, this failed but the damage was done. Ewan MacColl once said that the folk club movement lost it's way when it lost it's political content I think this suns it up for me. It was always more than just songs and singing, we talked and discussed other things as well as politics, the young people today don't seem to care.
sad old man


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