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evansakes It's why people DO go to 'folk clubs' (64* d) It's why people DO go to 'folk clubs' 08 Aug 12

In another similarly titled thread the original posting was this....

Subject: Its why people dont go to folk clubs....
From: SunrayFC - PM
Date: 17 Jul 12 - 12:41 PM

I wasnt quite prepared for the customary floor-singer.....doing Wild Rover. "

Beam me up Scotty".

All the dreadful cliches seemed to line up like dominoes.

That was Sunray FC's only contribution to the thread (though there's been the better part of 200 replies). He simply lit the blue touch paper and ran for the hills before the inevitable explosion of division, argument and insult.

I won't speculate on the reasons why he decided to post what he did but I can at least clarify they weren't his words.

Without any explanation or attributation he had simply copied a couple of lines from the editorial of the latest issue of Proper Music's 'Properganda' Magazine. They are the words of Proper's Simon Holland.

Holland's words fully deserve to be read in the context of the full article.

So here it is...

Propernda Issue 23

Click on the magazine cover, scroll to page four and zoom in...

Our venue at TwickFolk seems to have been the location where this floor singer opened the evening with 'Wild Rover' though none of us involved have any recollection of it (and it's highly unlikely we would have forgotten it in a hurry).
It's worth bearing in mind that the date of this visit was many years ago....the guests that night were Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman and it wasn't the most recent of their three visits....I will check the date but i suspect it was probably 2006 or 2007. Since then we took the advice of several trusted pros who had warned us that bad floor spots can kill any 'folk club' stone-dead in no time.

Simon Holland ends his editorial with this positive and glowing summary of his first 'folk club' experience......

"and the moral? Well.....cliches are for those who can't think past them. Open your mind, open your ears, open your heart"

These are the words SunrayFC could have chosen to cherry-pick if he was of honourable intent and not trying to ignite trouble.

Thanks for reading this chance to set the record straight.

Let's accentuate the positive. That night WAS thoroughly memorable. I don't remember the dodgy floor singer but I do remember many events that took place after that (not least the Peter Holsapple song Holland refers to!)

Cheers, Gerry (on behalf of all the TwickFolk volunteers)

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