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R. Padgett Harrogate Folk Club closing (52* d) RE: Harrogate Folk Club closing 28 Oct 05

I find it very strange that if youngsters are coming though with musical and a few with singing ability that this does not seem to be reflected in the increase in venues specifically for them

That is the 'open mike' nights alluded to

To my mind the Folk Club scene still affords a place for young and new talent to showcase their abilities

Indeed Folk Clubs still book very many acts all through the Uk and encourage new talent

A move towards positive discrimination for younger performers which has occured is really a curates egg, good in places ~ dont book young uns simply because of that. (i dont want to get into any arguements about positive discrimination here thank you)!

There are still very many excellent musicians and singers who continue to provide the back bone of the very strong Folk Club scene in the UK. Many of these Musicians/singers continue to meet regularly and pass on their expertise to musicians and non musicians alike

Long may it be so

Main point is that no viable alternative vehicle has yet to my mind been set up to challenge the Folk Clubs ~ until there is one why not support your local FC and visit elsewhere occasionally


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