Mudcat Café message #3668521 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #155773   Message #3668521
Posted By: GUEST,FloraG
13-Oct-14 - 03:52 AM
Thread Name: Sidmouth, young and old: a concern
Subject: RE: Sidmouth, young and old: a concern
Anon - how nice to hear you are active. In most voluntary things there is a missing generation - what I call Thatchers children - brought up to believe you look after number one. Morris sides are the same - with the older and younger dancers - little middle.
As a by and by - we went to Deal festival and on the programme was Smugglesrs session. We went along - and found full PA set up - not what we really thought we wanted but we would chance it for a while. In the end we were there all evening. Smugglers is a record label - of mostly young performers. They did a mix of styles but a lot of folk and jazz - and good quality it was too. They organised the PA and the evening. At the end - one of the younger performers politely asked us if we had enjoyed it ( we were the only bus pass audience who were there all evening). I think he was a bit surprised to find we could compliment them on so many things - but we were the minority. Feeling a bit like a young person going into a sing around for the first time.