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Young Folkies?

*Laura* 06 Feb 05 - 02:15 PM
Weasel Books 06 Feb 05 - 01:36 PM
Fay 06 Feb 05 - 12:58 PM
Weasel Books 06 Feb 05 - 09:11 AM
*Laura* 05 Feb 05 - 01:31 PM
*Laura* 26 Oct 04 - 01:56 PM
chris nightbird childs 25 Oct 04 - 09:24 PM
GUEST,Lizabee@LIbary 25 Oct 04 - 06:37 AM
GUEST 25 Oct 04 - 06:11 AM
*Laura* 28 Sep 04 - 05:28 PM
George Papavgeris 28 Sep 04 - 05:18 PM
*Laura* 28 Sep 04 - 04:51 PM
George Papavgeris 28 Sep 04 - 04:46 PM
*Laura* 28 Sep 04 - 04:08 PM
muppitz 28 Sep 04 - 08:50 AM
Blissfully Ignorant 27 Sep 04 - 10:46 PM
*Laura* 27 Sep 04 - 04:37 PM
Kevin Sheils 27 Sep 04 - 12:58 PM
fiddler 27 Sep 04 - 08:10 AM
*Laura* 26 Sep 04 - 04:00 PM
GUEST,*Laura* 10 Sep 04 - 06:59 PM
GUEST 02 Sep 04 - 12:59 PM
Chris Green 01 Sep 04 - 05:08 PM
s&r 01 Sep 04 - 06:45 AM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 01 Sep 04 - 06:13 AM
*Laura* 25 Aug 04 - 04:50 PM
Alio 20 Aug 04 - 05:29 AM
Scooby Doo 19 Aug 04 - 05:23 PM
GUEST,BFG 18 Aug 04 - 05:31 PM
*Laura* 18 Aug 04 - 05:11 PM
GUEST,Claire 17 Aug 04 - 05:21 PM
Turlough 17 Aug 04 - 05:14 PM
GUEST,Claire 17 Aug 04 - 04:43 PM
*Laura* 16 Aug 04 - 05:19 PM
GUEST,Claire 16 Aug 04 - 01:22 PM
The Shambles 16 Aug 04 - 09:38 AM
*Laura* 16 Aug 04 - 07:14 AM
The Shambles 16 Aug 04 - 02:06 AM
Pat Cooksey 15 Aug 04 - 07:00 PM
greg stephens 15 Aug 04 - 05:43 PM
*Laura* 15 Aug 04 - 05:20 PM
Richard Bridge 15 Aug 04 - 04:25 PM
The Shambles 15 Aug 04 - 02:46 PM
Matt_R 15 Aug 04 - 11:41 AM
Letty 15 Aug 04 - 10:35 AM
dunkel_esel 15 Aug 04 - 09:52 AM
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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: *Laura*
Date: 06 Feb 05 - 02:15 PM

Thanks - I'll have a look at that.
:-)
oh all right then - you can count as young :-p hehe.


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Weasel Books
Date: 06 Feb 05 - 01:36 PM

Oh, forgot to mention I'm 21, so do I count as old or young folkie now?


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Fay
Date: 06 Feb 05 - 12:58 PM

Hi Laura,

If you're working for Ross at Rocking Chair he must have told you about Bigsession, but if not, its an email group for young (and old, but not many there) folkies to swap info about sessions, festivals, gossip etc... people often post that they've moved to a new area to see whats going on there, give them a shot.I can't remember the address, but its a yahoo group. Ask Ross, or if you can't find out elsewhere, pm me and I'll try find it out.

Enjoy,

Fay (27 - it was my birthday the other day - definatly getting older!)xx


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Weasel Books
Date: 06 Feb 05 - 09:11 AM

Haha, I've been a folkie ever since I can remember. Blame it on a radio broadcast my Mum taped, which had Sweeney's Men and Planxty (among others) on it. Never stood a chance!
Not many of my friends are into it, and those who do, are into 'world' and 'ethnic' music. That said, I have found a few great purchases in record stores. However, one CD that goes down quite well with most people is a compilation called 'Legends of the Scottish Fiddle'. You can find it on the Green Linnet site, along with many others listenable for free.
One friend likes some folk because they are a Sharpe fan.
Wanted to go to the local festival again this year, but couldn't make it, but it was only 10 minutes away from where I live!


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: *Laura*
Date: 05 Feb 05 - 01:31 PM

Summer is approaching - a whole new opportunity to kidnap some friends!
I'll try Towersey again I think.


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: *Laura*
Date: 26 Oct 04 - 01:56 PM

Eyy! :-)

xLx

(general affirmative cheerful sound - hehe)


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: chris nightbird childs
Date: 25 Oct 04 - 09:24 PM

Thank god for these young folkies! We need the young ones to pay more attention to this stuff. This is the real thing. It says something, it sounds beautiful, and it's a part of everyone's culture. (At least it should be...)


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: GUEST,Lizabee@LIbary
Date: 25 Oct 04 - 06:37 AM

Opps - forgot I didn't have cookey at libary - & I didn't even sign my post ~ Sorry
*takes full responcibilty for above post*

["The 1/2M also does a delightfull lemonade - and U don't need to worry about being kept up late on a school night, Sundaynight sessions now end at 10:30 on the dot. We're trying to get a sunday afternoon session off the ground to supliment our time ;)
(ohh & some of us are under 25 - but don't tell anyone!) "}


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Oct 04 - 06:11 AM

The 1/2M also does a delightfull lemonade - and U don't need to worry about being kept up late on a school night, Sundaynight sessions now end at 10:30 on the dot. We're trying to get a sunday afternoon session off the ground to supliment our time ;)
(ohh & some of us are under 25 - but don't tell anyone!)


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: *Laura*
Date: 28 Sep 04 - 05:28 PM

Haha - sounds like great fun! :-p


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 28 Sep 04 - 05:18 PM

Or, if your friends are already 18, you can take them now and wait outside with a bottle of pop and a bag of crisps...;-)


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: *Laura*
Date: 28 Sep 04 - 04:51 PM

That sounds great - only eighteen months to go. :-(


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 28 Sep 04 - 04:46 PM

*Laura*,
After you become 18;-), if you live near Oxford, a painless way to introduce your friends to Spiers/Boden and folk music generally might be to take them to the Half Moon in St Clements, Oxford, on a Sunday night. Sessions there are held regularly, with Spiers/Boden as well as the odd Bellowhead member, Ian Giles and Ian Woods presiding. You can take them on the "it's just for a drink" basis, and can leave if they don't like it - it's not formal like a folk club. But you do get some glorious playing and singing. Beware: the sessions run till past 2am, and have been known to finish at daybreak - Boden, Giles and Woods live over the pub, you see.


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: *Laura*
Date: 28 Sep 04 - 04:08 PM

(blissful sigh) ahh - it's lovely to find out you're not alone! Well - it's not that I thought I was alone, as such, just that I couldn't seem to meet anyone who agreed with me!!
I'm still going to get my friends to something one way or another! I'll just have to be clever. :-)
I've got a pretty good folk scene down here but it's mostly clubs which is not the starting point for Usher-loving friends! haha.

It's great to hear from you guys anyway. :-)

xLx


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: muppitz
Date: 28 Sep 04 - 08:50 AM

I've been going to folk festivals since I was in the womb Laura and I know exactly where you're coming from!
I'm 22 now, but I am sort of in the process of starting to get some material together with a friend who is 15 (she's in the finals of the young tradition awards in Derby on Saturday incidently!), so don't write us 20-odds off just yet, we're always eager to meet up with someone with talent in our own age bracket!
I couldn't have caught you at Towersy, as I was at Bridgenorth at the time, but I'm reliably informed it was a good festival!

Muppitz


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Blissfully Ignorant
Date: 27 Sep 04 - 10:46 PM

I thought i was alone- I'm seventeen and enjoy folk music! Although, to all extents and purposes, i feel as if i may as well be sporting a duffel coat and and a grey beard... maybe i was born too late?
Where i stay, (in a part of scotland where men are men and sheep are nervous) there is a vibrant folk scene; but only if you have money and are willing and able to drive to the nearest big (i use the word big lightly) town. I don't quite fulfil either requirement! :) I've got my third driving test attempt coming up soon, i think i'm distinctly lacking in the old brain-to-vehicle co-ordination department...
As for your friends, get them to watch 'o brother where art thou', it has some amazing music in it... they may find their tastes are more diverse than they had thought! :)


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: *Laura*
Date: 27 Sep 04 - 04:37 PM

Yeah i didn't really want to take them to a folk club - that might have the wrong effect! hehe. But it's too short notice anyway :-(
I'll have to think of something else.


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Kevin Sheils
Date: 27 Sep 04 - 12:58 PM

Also remember Laura that if it's a concert setting they may well be the only act, or possibly the second of two, not really a problem.

However if it's a folk club type gig, you are not sure what your friends will be expsoed to before J & J so (and this is not meant as a reflection of the quality or standard of club singers in general) even if your confident they'll enjoy J & J they may not be prepared for the build up.

Still, in at the deep end eh, go for it!


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: fiddler
Date: 27 Sep 04 - 08:10 AM

Spiers and Boden or Bellowhead?

John and John may not appeal - But the big band!

But it is worth a try just don't be too hopeful.

I'm sure it's worth a try.

go for it.

Andy


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: *Laura*
Date: 26 Sep 04 - 04:00 PM

I've got a new plan to get my friends involved - well I would have if they didn't spend all their time working in asda.
Spiers and Boden are playing near me soon - I was going to just take them along and not tell them where we were going. I mean, they couldn't NOT enjoyit could they??

xLx


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: GUEST,*Laura*
Date: 10 Sep 04 - 06:59 PM

cooleo. hehee


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Sep 04 - 12:59 PM

We are young there was a big gang of us at Whitby in the Little Angel and we will be taking up residence sowewhere at the Otley Festival


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Chris Green
Date: 01 Sep 04 - 05:08 PM

Don't give up! I got into trad music when I was about 14 (I'm 26 now) and spent years in a minority of one in my home town. I now play in a band with two other types of roughly my own age and no longer feel like a social leper! Hit as many festivals and sessions as you possibly and you'll find what you're looking for!


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: s&r
Date: 01 Sep 04 - 06:45 AM

For twenty years at Fylde we've had a young performers competition and a New Generation Concert. Past winners and concert performers include Tim van Eycken, Heyfeva, Kate Rusby, Kerensa, Rich Woods, Hester Woods (sadly no longer with us)...

Listen to Lancashire Drift on Thursday Radio Lancashire

Stu


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 01 Sep 04 - 06:13 AM


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: *Laura*
Date: 25 Aug 04 - 04:50 PM

I've failed! :( NEITHER of my friends are coming to Towersey - kidnapping or otherwise!!
But one of them really likes the CD I made for her (folky compilation thingy) so it's going in the right direction!

Come and say hi at Towersey (anyone) on the Mrs Casey stand! It'd be nice to talk to you.

xLx


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Alio
Date: 20 Aug 04 - 05:29 AM

We now have a weeekly "young folkie" slot on BBC GMR Sounds of Folk programme every Monday evening - I present the show, but one of my team, Laura, presents that part of it. (Laura's mum is Helen from Grace Notes, so she comes from a folkie background herself, and she is organising the workshops for Malcolm in Whitby).

She'd love to hear from any young people who have produced a CD, or would like to come on the show to talk about themselves / their group.

Just send me a message via Mudcat - can't remember Laura's number offhand - or email me at work (aobrien@nspcc.org.uk)

Ali


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Scooby Doo
Date: 19 Aug 04 - 05:23 PM

My son is nineteen brought up with Sidmouth and,many other festivals whichis a long list.In the past 2 years he has been a steward on the campsite at Sidmouth and has enjoyed every minute of it.He uses his ticket then for the LNE and thats it maybe a few concerts but he loves meeting people who have just arrived on the campsite like myself and his father did for 20 years.We miss you Grandad and Steve Heap


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: GUEST,BFG
Date: 18 Aug 04 - 05:31 PM

Leadfingers!!!! Too old?? I think not - Experienced? Yup!

Anyroadup, most folk events have youth activities set aside for them as don't want to 'fogie' with us lot although when I've run singarounds and sessions i am always pleased to see the numbers of youngsters in amongst.

One of the best folk/pub band I've ever seen are The Phatt-B'Stards and they get their kids up as backing vox - Kids all teens now but have been festivalling (?) with the wrinklies since they were 5.

My two daughters were fully paid up members of Chichester folk club at ages 2 & 3 (albeit their subscription was to help with the raffle) and continue to be full members and they are now 16 & 17 and have a great time meeting up with 'old friends' each year at Broadstairs, Fareham, Winchester, Caversham etc etc

I've rambled too much - Sorry
BFG


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: *Laura*
Date: 18 Aug 04 - 05:11 PM


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: GUEST,Claire
Date: 17 Aug 04 - 05:21 PM

Thanks! Yes hopefully. Very enthusiastic about Devon traditional music at the moment so am hoping to record something new soon.


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Turlough
Date: 17 Aug 04 - 05:14 PM

Very nice, Claire! Are you planning to put more songs on your site?

T.


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: GUEST,Claire
Date: 17 Aug 04 - 04:43 PM

OK the song link on my site now works if you have/download the latest version of Real Player for those who are interested. Phew! I thought this web site building thing would be easy.

http://members.lycos.co.uk/clairesoconnell/


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: *Laura*
Date: 16 Aug 04 - 05:19 PM

The fiddling is going well - umm, i'm doing ok i think. I'm going to get some lessons. I can play a tune! hehe - squeaky but definately a tune!
thanks for all the tips!

xLx


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: GUEST,Claire
Date: 16 Aug 04 - 01:22 PM

Hi Shambles

I think 'young folkies' as we've been calling them appreciate good music whoever it is made by. I don't think they decide who's cool and who is not cool. Its not about that. But I can only speak for myself of course! but most of my fave singers or musicians are well over the age of 40 and I constantly hear musicians in sessions and can only dream that one day I'll be as good as them.


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: The Shambles
Date: 16 Aug 04 - 09:38 AM

Sorry if I sounded that I was feeling sorry for myself. I think I was just being realistic. I am indeed still here and the music I make now is considerably better than the music I was making 30 years ago. I suspect that Nick Drake's (if he were alive) would also sound better to him now than the music he was making then.

To some (if not all) 'young folkies', he would probably be considered a little less cool, if he were still alive and performing, if he were seen to be of the same generation as some of the 'young folkie's' parents......

I think I was just making the point that one's age, and everyone else's becomes less important as you get older - as we all inevitably will. And that good music is timeless, ageless and hopefully will survive after our relatively small time on the planet. Perhaps that thought may provide us all with a little comfort, whatever our age?

As for the note of caution - it is just a fact that online we can always say we are any age we chose. When people are making arrangements to meet up on the basis of their age – it is just as well to bear this in mind.

BTW - How is the fiddle playing getting on?


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: *Laura*
Date: 16 Aug 04 - 07:14 AM

Nope - not at all. Most of my favourites are the older, more traditional singers. (inc. Pete Coe, Martin Carthy, Nic Jones etc) So it doesn't make a difference at all.

Stop feeling sorry for yourself, of course you're still here. (sorry if that sounded a little harsh)- and very much considered.

And just to set the record straight - yep you can be sure I am who I say I am (referring to your earlier contribution) and my reasons for making this request are as I said they are!

Greg: wow you're right - funny how things go round! It's weird - I do sing a little bit now, but I only started to after Tone died. I'm not sure if I would have started had things turned out differently. I wouldn't have found out about Mudcat anyway - Ralphie told me about it as a suggestion for collecting tapes! So something good comes of everthing I guess!

xLx


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: The Shambles
Date: 16 Aug 04 - 02:06 AM

Possibly my last contribution was not as clear as thought and may need a little more explanation.

I was making music at the same time and in many of the same places as Nick Drake and got to see him perform live quite a few times, before his sad and early death. His music is now thought by many to be cool and recommended to and by 'young folkies - when this music is in fact the same age as this old fart'(me)...........

However, I have aged along with my music and if performed or heard without seeing me, my music (unseen) may, I hope be appreciated and even possibly be thought now to be cool to 'young folkies' in the same way as Nick Drake's (I wish). However , on sight, a 53 year old fart like me, seen performing, would unlikely to be thought to be cool enough to recommend their music making to other 'young folkies'.

Nick's music has aged along with me but photos will show and present an image of a handsome young man (forever)in his early twenties. I would have once fitted that description (well possibly not the handsome bit).

However, no matter how old, uncool and 'past it' I and others of that surviving generation may be considered by 'young folkies', I am still here, (just about) to be considered. And I am still able to make new (young?) music. Or does new music have to be made only by those still young?


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Pat Cooksey
Date: 15 Aug 04 - 07:00 PM

I played at a village festival here in Bavaria on Friday, 700 people
in a fabulous garden, average age I think around 25 years.
There were young kids with T.Shirts from Ireland, Scotland, Guinness,
Islay,Dubliners, etc, etc.
I played long into the night with a Bavarian ban of schoolkids, who could play Irish Music really well, the school had learn't it from
Dubliners C.D.'s.
Whatever is happening in England, Irish and Scottish music is super
cool in Europe.


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: greg stephens
Date: 15 Aug 04 - 05:43 PM

Well, when I was seventeen I met Tony Rose and we used to sing songs together. And here I am reading his daughter's thoughts on young folkies, 40 years on. Funny how things go round.


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: *Laura*
Date: 15 Aug 04 - 05:20 PM

The trouble I have is that most of the festivals I go to, I'm working at. so I don't get to go to Shooting Roots and stuff like that. But I think I'm only part-timing at Towersey so maybe I'll come along.
I think my friends are avoiding me at the moment but I'll drag them along somehow - kidnapping or something!!

Come to the rocking chair stall if you're at Towersey and say hi!

xLx


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 15 Aug 04 - 04:25 PM

You've missed it this year but there are usually a few youngsters at Ely: Young (I forget his christian name) Brown is the Irish and English under 15 Bodhran champion and his workshop this year was impressive!


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: The Shambles
Date: 15 Aug 04 - 02:46 PM

It is probably as good as it is bad that Nick Drake will always remain a 'yoing folkie'.

Roger, 53


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Matt_R
Date: 15 Aug 04 - 11:41 AM

Get her Nick Drake's Pink Moon and tell her to lay off that horrible Justin Pisslake shite.

-Matt, 25


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Letty
Date: 15 Aug 04 - 10:35 AM

Hi,

I was 'into folk' from a very young age too, and it didn't help that
I grew up in the Netherlands (*waves to Turlough*), where folk tradition is practically non-existent.
But: I managed to find other young folkies at my local music school, so perhaps that's an option? The music classes I joined were geared more towards Yiddish and Eastern European music than Irish/English, but that opened up a whole new world of music for me.
Now that I've moved to Ireland, young folk musicians are everywhere...

Letty (26 years old)


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: dunkel_esel
Date: 15 Aug 04 - 09:52 AM

Cystal - everywhere!


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 15 Aug 04 - 09:21 AM

Laura

I forgot to mention that my first Sidmouth was also when I first heard your Dad sing!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Turlough
Date: 14 Aug 04 - 03:16 PM

Laura,

glad to hear you're still going! I really hope your friends will enjoy themselves. If I could give you an advice: try to avoid going to any "old", more traditional performers. Go for the new, dynamic stuff... But I guess you figured that out already! And please don't call yourself baby folkie! I'll just have to come to terms with the fact that I'm not a teenager anymore... Sigh ;-)

Have fun at Towersey! (I won't be there, I live in Holland)

T.


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: *Laura*
Date: 14 Aug 04 - 02:44 PM

Hi - just got back from Cropredy so only just read all your helpful messages. (I'd never been before and was working there - does anyone else go? I saw someone with a mudcat t-shirt - i sold you a cd in fact!) anyway -
Turlough - maybe I should have said 'baby folkies' hehe - you know what i mean.
I am probably on the RCM stall at Towersey - though maybe only part time. Still hoping I can drag my friends down - i have a feeling that if I can get them to stand in a tent and listen to Spiers and Boden, and the Demon Barbers - they might actually enjoy it!
So if you want to chat - you could always come to the stall and ask for me! That would be great!

See some of you at Towersey then!

Cheers

Laura xxx


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Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: s6k
Date: 14 Aug 04 - 11:20 AM

Im 18 and started going to folk type stuff last year and its great.. i already liked most types of music, but this has added a whole load more.

but is not to say that folk is the only music i like, i like everything from deep purple, acdc, led zeppelin to bob marley, pink floyd, metallica, leftfield and robert johnson, etc etc loads of stuff, i think i like someone from every type of music.

my favourite folk music be kate rusby, christy moore, eliza carthy, cartin marthy, and loads of others.

folk music is great and if younger peeple (tean agers etc) continue to like folk music then it will be able to carry on forever.

and now i have typed so mutch that i need a sand widge


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