Mudcat Café message #3260869 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #141622   Message #3260869
Posted By: The Sandman
21-Nov-11 - 09:27 AM
Thread Name: What Folk Revival?
Subject: RE: What Folk Revival?
WHEN I am booked I consistently sing 95 percent trad material, it is a frequent occurrence that members of the audience come and say how pleasant to hear trad material.
But there are a few clubs who would not book me because i am too traditional, even though i am capable and flexible enough to include more contemporary material, to suit a particular audience, for instance if i was ever booked at D######## Folk club, i would include more contemporary material , and probably include a guitar and banjo, it would still be sixty /forty percent.
but the organisers do not always listen to their audience members, they have a preconceived idea as to what their audience like,
why, was it peter bellamy had such a hard time getting gigs, was it because he was not easy listening? now people are feting his song writing abilites, the whole bloody thing is enough to make you jump off the ballydehob bridge