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Thread #164711   Message #3945782
Posted By: The Sandman
23-Aug-18 - 03:38 AM
Thread Name: UK Folk Revival 2018
Subject: RE: UK Folk Revival 2018
the change has been that the artists booked for the concerts arrive do their concert and move on, rarely will they appear for any of the sessions, there now seems to be more of an audience at what are stated as being sessions with fewer locals participating and now very few tunes are played and the songs are mainly poor covers of 60s and 70s pop songs."
I think there is some truth in the above statement, and i think it is a change for the worse, why is this hapeening ,is it because organsers of festivals do not want to pay for accomodation?
as regards the second statement there has been a small increase in people playing covers of pop music ,not sure about the decline in tune playing, if that is the case the fault lies with the organisation for not stipulating clearly what the session is about or not using the performers who will play trad tunes