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Posted By: Big Al Whittle
03-Nov-17 - 09:37 AM
Thread Name: What is Happening to our Folk Clubs
Subject: RE: What is Happening to our Folk Clubs
acts, turns, call em what you will.

it was Johnny Coppin's gig at the old Windsor Castle in Nottingham that I first noticed the phenomenon.but I've noticed that other artistes with a following organise their gigs through websites.

probably they realise that the semi pro's and floorsingers only want to listen to themselves. The days when you had actually had respect for a non famous person who just happened to have developed skills you respect is fading into the distance.

look at all the humble jobbing musicians that Jim accuses of being on some sort of showbiz gravy train.
And yourself as well Guest by the sound of it.