Mudcat Café message #3889388 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162917   Message #3889388
Posted By: Jim Carroll
20-Nov-17 - 04:15 AM
Thread Name: What is Happening to our Folk Clubs
Subject: RE: What is Happening to our Folk Clubs
"I don't know about our folk clubs but this sort of squabble is why you hear younger folkies laugh when mudcat is mentioned."
Yeah - quite right
While the folk clubs are increasing at the rate they are and are bursting at the seams these people should be allowed to read from crib-sheets and mobile phones - a sign of true dedication to the songs - even if you can't be arsed learning the words you can still stand up in front of an audience and sing them !!!
This practice has made a laughing stock of folk song as the casual pastime of dabblers
Jim Carroll