Mudcat Café message #3890371 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162917   Message #3890371
Posted By: Jim Carroll
25-Nov-17 - 12:33 PM
Thread Name: What is Happening to our Folk Clubs
Subject: RE: What is Happening to our Folk Clubs
"Oh come on! "It must be true, I read it on the internet."
No - I can see it on the internet and I know what shit passes for folk song now
I also know that I have not been able to guarantee hearing a folk song in a olk club for well over twenty years - as for standards....
If you suggest a minimum standard for those singing at clubs you are accused of being elitist - doesn't matter too much anyway - you can't hear how good the singing is for the rattle of crib sheets.
All this went without saying in the past - new singers were welcomed if they put the work in - we ran workshops to raise standards and introduce nwew singers
"The same nowe" in your dreams
We have a forum here dedicated to "folk and traditional music" where you can't discuss what folk song is without a barrage of "folk police "abuse.
I have never used the term "moribund" in realtion to the clubs - that impliesd a natural death
The scene was aggressively kicked to death by 'folkies' who don't like folk music
I told you when I "excluded myself" - when I was persistently leaving clubs without hearing a folk song
JIm Carroll