Mudcat Café message #2591849 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #119236   Message #2591849
Posted By: Phil Edwards
18-Mar-09 - 12:39 PM
Thread Name: Musicians Quiting and Venues Dying
Subject: RE: Musicians Quiting and Venues Dying
Expose people to folk music they like and they may wish to experiment further

"Hey, you're not like all those half-dead beardie Aran-wearing finger-in-ear folkies... and you're not like all those half-dead beardie Aran-wearing finger-in-ear folkies... and he's not... and she certainly isn't... and he's got a beard and he's wearing an Aran jumper and he's old enough for a bus pass, but he's actually rather good..."

Yes, maybe they're setting people up for a voyage of discovery into the world of trad. Which is great. (That's the definition of having mixed feelings - some of them are positive!) I just wish it could start with "we're folk and we're great" - not "most folk is crap but we're great".