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Posted By: ConcertinaChap
04-Sep-08 - 09:09 AM
Thread Name: Advice needed: folk clubs in G.B.
Subject: RE: Advice needed: folk clubs in G.B.
> And weekends might be a bit lean

Good point, I forgot about that when I was summarising differences between the US and UK scenes. US: mostly weekends, with house concerts during the week. UK: mostly weekdays. This is due to the fact that most folk club venues are pub function rooms, and these are usually booked on weekends for wedding receptions and such.

Cres's advice about festivals is good; you can see a lot of folk in action if you avoid the concert festivals like Cambridge and go to a couple of smaller festivals.