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Posted By: punkfolkrocker
23-Aug-18 - 04:05 AM
Thread Name: UK Folk Revival 2018
Subject: RE: UK Folk Revival 2018
last post before I try and get a few hours sleep...

I wonder if some folks are too narrow focused on perceived problems,
by viewing folk clubs/festivals in a vacuum, isolated from wider cultural change
and economic austerity...

A lot of change for the worst is out of our control, but it impacts significantly upon us.
At a time when an excess of wannabe pro folk artists
are competing for arguably decreasing oportunities...
..and amateur folkies have far more diversions and distractions for their attention and spending cash...

Clubs are a quaint British pastime..

..are fancy hamster breeder clubs and model railway clubs, etc..
having similar introspective existential crisis discussions...?????

However, recorded folk music in all it's variants is available alll over the internet,
and 'live' performance abounds on youtube...

Amateur live streaming perfomances offer so much potential as the tech gets cheaper and more reliable...
We will relish sitting in our homes jammming in real time with friends all over the world.
That is becoming reality...