Mudcat Café message #3885986 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162917   Message #3885986
Posted By: The Sandman
31-Oct-17 - 12:11 PM
Thread Name: What is Happening to our Folk Clubs
Subject: RE: What is Happening to our Folk Clubs
I choose my repertoire on the basis of whether i like a song, however I know that audiences who come to see me expect me to sing mainly tradtional repertoire from the geographical British isles., with a few modern songs written in a tradtional idiom
I happen to also like Blues, but I do not think I perform them as well as other songs, so i sometimes sing them at home purely for pleasure, much as i do, traditional songs. THIS IS A REFLECTION OF WHAT HAPPENS IN FOLK CLUBS.,performers cannot avoid getting pigeon holed, but that is always the problem with entering into some form of commercial contract. Nick Dow, has in the past managed to succesfully sing two idioms, blues in pubs and trad material in folk clubs, he is a better man than me Gunga Din