Mudcat Café message #2281053 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #98509   Message #2281053
Posted By: Waddon Pete
06-Mar-08 - 07:34 AM
Thread Name: Folk Process - is it dead?
Subject: RE: Folk Process - is it dead?

My six pennyworth!

"Let's take an image we all must have - the old man/woman sat in a pub singing"

I can take you to places near me where this still happens!

There are two overlapping communities...the folk clubs and the sessions.

Sessions help take our music to the general public in the same way as morris dancers et al do, songs are shared, discussed and enjoyed in an interactive way, and in the best ones, people join in with the verses and choruses in a sympathetic and supportive way.

Plenty of evidence of the folk process processing processsively round here!

No ego's...just good music.

Best wishes,