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Thread #162917   Message #3885149
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
27-Oct-17 - 04:24 PM
Thread Name: What is Happening to our Folk Clubs
Subject: RE: What is Happening to our Folk Clubs
not a nice thing to say Raggytash.

its bleeding obvious that my fathers house has many more mansions than Jim or the gang of 1954 imagined when it comes to folk music. the people have voted with their feet. they organise theor folk clubs the way they want them.

the English folk club is the envy of many foreigners. they love the fact that we can walk in off the street and publish our songs, or perform with great freedom. its a great movement, that is constantly developing. Mac Coll's generation deserve a lot of the credit for starting it, but the genie was out of the bottle - a great artistic movement could never be tied down to one man or even one coterie's vision.

the basis of us surviving is decent behaviour and courtesy - whatever the provocation.