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GUEST,padgett The State of Folk in the UK in 2016 (55* d) RE: The State of Folk in the UK in 2016 03 May 16


Folk clubs are under greatest threat I feel ~ though there are new clubs opening (Yorkshire) and good luck to them, perhaps steering away from the established guests and promoting new talent and up and comers

Certainly ffs are headlining the talented acts and those "professionals" that is ~ "do it for a living" and younger guests ~ it does seem we are suckers for new kids on the block and need to hero worship to some extent ~ rather than give some of the older and perhaps more capable guests a chance!

Some solo acts still out there but groups and collabarations, duos etc can be good value

Most important word in all of this is AUDIENCE ~ Folk clubs are social events, audience members often run the clubs are most ceratinly NEVER to be referred to as PUNTERS awful word, supporters and clubs cannot do without selfless individuals who run and support Folk clubs and pay good money!! dont abuse them

Ray


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