Mudcat Café message #2429017 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #114018   Message #2429017
Posted By: Jack Campin
02-Sep-08 - 02:36 PM
Thread Name: Advice needed: folk clubs in G.B.
Subject: RE: Advice needed: folk clubs in G.B.
Or Edinburgh. Edinburgh and Leith folk clubs in the city itself; two or three sessions every night of the week; and within half an hour's travel you've got regular clubs and sessions in Haddington, Newtongrange, Penicuik, Lasswade, Auchendinny, Loanhead, Balerno, Mid Calder, Linlithgow, Dunfermline, Falkirk and Stirling. Plus: accordion and fiddle clubs (Newtongrange and Macmerry); ceilidhs; Scottish country dance; Indian music workshops; international, Playford and Balkan folkdance; classes and groups doing bellydance, samba, salsa, rapper morris, Irish set dance and African gumboot dancing; university groups doing Greek, Arabic and Persian dance; a weekly Shetland fiddling group; bluegrass and old-time sessions; several pub-folk acts every night; Scottish music classes with the Scots Music Group; a huge annual fiddle festival; amateur pipe bands; three or four folk-based choirs; brass bands in several nearby villages...

And we get enough people like you coming to watch that there is probably scope for a weekly anthropologists' and sociologists' session. Persuade a publican that feminist postmodernism will bring in the punters and they'll buy you a round every night you can keep that sociology of tango going.