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Thread #164711   Message #3945099
Posted By: Dave the Gnome
20-Aug-18 - 04:59 AM
Thread Name: UK Folk Revival 2018
Subject: RE: UK Folk Revival 2018
Yesterday I said There is always room for traditional music but the fact remains that unless you move with the times, you stand still and get overtaken by something better.

A number of people seem to have picked up on the second part of that statement without reference to the first bit. Let me try and put it more clearly. There is always room for traditional music but the fact remains that unless you move with the times, you stand still and get overtaken by something better.

Or, for those who cannot see it even when I do that, how about I pick up on the bit they missed There is always room for traditional music

Now that is out of the way let me say that I was one of the founding organisers of Swinton folk club almost 40 years ago. The club is still going in pretty much the same format although I have now moved out of the area and am no longer involved. Over the years we have have had thousands through the doors and hundreds of acts. We had traditional artists, still do. I sing mainly traditional songs or songs in the traditional style. We have however moved with the times and did not restrict oursleves to only traditional folk. It is still going strong. On artist nights (one a month) you have to be there early to get a seat. I call that pretty successful but accept that it is not everyones cup of tea. There is room for everyone.

Does that make my position clearer?