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Mo the caller Duos - Discriminated against again (71* d) RE: Discriminated against again 25 Sep 19


I was at a Folk festival in Nantwich some years back at a round-the-room type session, and there was a German band there (brass band, accordion band, I can't remember). Not sure if they had come for the festival, they didn't seem particularly folky. They were asked if they would like to play something and introduced it as a Suite. After the first tune, they started the second and someone muttered about it being 1 tune each, but they were overruled as a) it was a Suite, b) there were a lot of them (they probably outnumbered the rest). Fair decision I think, though it put the organiser in an awkward spot as it wasn't quite what most had expected to hear.

I take the point about medleys, maybe OK if others are expected to join in. Otherwise maybe '1 tune each or a medley between you'. But some songs have more verses than others, too.
Most of the clubs I've been to have given couples a tune each, though actually a lot of the things I go to are 'jump in' and most people are careful to let others get their turn. It can be a pain when someone 'hogs' a session (and we all know someone who does).


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