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GUEST,No Fixed Abode Earning a living in Folk (235* d) RE: Earning a living in Folk 01 Jul 08


Sadly we do not contribute that often to the threads here on Mudcat as they have a tendency to become slaging matches…..guess what…I said this……… you said that I am right…. you are wrong……. I will listen…… I will ignore. The question and origin of this thread was "it possible to make a living as a folk performer"…as that is what we do, we feel we have something to contribute to this thread.

It is interesting that there seems to be an assumption that the question refers to folk clubs and folk festivals. If there is anyone considering trying to earn a living playing folk music reading this thread I wish them well and again repeat….There is a far bigger world out there that just folk clubs and festivals, by all means include folk festivals and clubs in your thinking but please keep an open mind as to the other possibilities where folk music can be performed and appreciated. We perform folk music in Pubs, Caravan parks, Nursing homes (strangely there are a number of well know traditional folk singers who earn a lot of their income in Nursing homes but never seem to tell anyone about it….why?) Camra real ale festivals, folk clubs, folk festivals, village festivals, Acoustic clubs, Private parties, Weddings, funerals and corporate events. Hope this information helps any potential folk performers.

Una and Tony


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