Mudcat Café message #3890344 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162917   Message #3890344
Posted By: TheSnail
25-Nov-17 - 10:55 AM
Thread Name: What is Happening to our Folk Clubs
Subject: RE: What is Happening to our Folk Clubs
Jim, when I started going to folk clubs forty five years ago, there were traditional clubs and contemporary clubs and anything goes clubs. There were good clubs and bad clubs. You keep banging on about what happened thirty years ago as evidence of what's happening now. It's just the same now just fewer of them alas. I don't know what this excluding people is about, you've excluded yourself.

Thanks to the internet and discussions such as this...
Oh come on! "It must be true, I read it on the internet." The trouble is, you read very selectively. You believe what suits your predetermined position. You'd rather trust Mudcat Moaner than me.

"Until discussions with people like you, I still held out the hope that clubs would return to their original vital role in disseminating our folk music."
Please tell, what have I said that makes you abandon that hope.

"Can I jus add that I have the highest regard for the work people like you do in your individual clubs"
An improvement on "nsty piece of work" and a bit of a contrast to the last line I quoted. And you said "clubs"! Progress.

It's your attitude to any suggestion that all might not be well on the general scene that I find destructive
Never said anything of the sort. It's your constant assertion that the whole UK folk scene is moribund that I find destructive.