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Thread #162917   Message #3886182
Posted By: Dave the Gnome
01-Nov-17 - 08:59 AM
Thread Name: What is Happening to our Folk Clubs
Subject: RE: What is Happening to our Folk Clubs
am i alone in not needing a definition?

Not at all, Al. I have never needed one either - this is all academic because Jim has asked us for our definitions. The nearest thing I can come to it is what Howard Jones said at 01 Nov 17 - 08:29 AM. Clubs were driven by the preferences of their audiences. It was always a question of finding a club where the balance most suited one's own taste Yes, I know that is only part of what was said but it comes back to my populist approach earlier. If a club advertises Folk music and is thriving with a good audience most weeks, it is getting something right. It is providing what a lot of people believe is folk music. If a folk club is failing, with dwindling audiences, then it is doing something wrong and is not providing what a lot of people believe is folk music.

Seems pretty straightforward to me but I know not everyone will agree.

DtG