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TheSnail What is Happening to our Folk Clubs (1104* d) RE: What is Happening to our Folk Clubs 23 Oct 17


"It might be nowadays in an English club scene that couldn't find it's folk arse with both hands "
I made a conscious decision to take some time before responding to this so that I could calm down and make a measured response. I think I failed.
According to some estimates, there are around 300 folk clubs in the UK. Each of them takes several people to run, say three or four.
Jim Carroll has just been gratuitously offensive to around one thousand people.
That doesn't include the floor singers, whom he seems to regard with contempt, and the audience members who dare to want to be entertained rather than educated. That's tens of thousands of people insulted in one short sentence.
When Ged Fox responded in a manner that Jim had just established he got the response "Why do you people always revert to personal abusse". Sorry, Jim, but do you feel that you have some sort of license on being abusive not shared by ohers?
You later said of him "You are a self obsessed pratt". Nice.

What are you trying to achieve, Jim? Do you wish to bring about change in British clubs? If so, alienating everybody involved doesn't seem like a good start.




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