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Young Folkies?

11 Aug 04 - 05:16 PM (#1245152)
Subject: Young Folkies?
From: *Laura*

I wondered if there are any 'Catters out there - or if any of you know anyone, who might be around my age! (I'm sixteen) I'm trying to persuade two of my non-folkie, Justin Timberlake-liking friends to come to Towersey with me. I think I'll get there eventually. But it made me realise that I have... well NO friends my own age into folk at all!

I know I'll probably meet more people as I get a bit older and go to uni and stuff, but I wondered if theres anyone my age who felt like chatting!

The poeple closest to my age are my brothers friends, and they're all in their early twenties. Not that theres anything wrong with older folkies, far from it, but it would be nice to talk about this stuff with a fellow-teen. A novel experiance in fact!

So if you know of anyone.....

cheers

Laura xxx


11 Aug 04 - 05:21 PM (#1245157)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Catherine Jayne

Hi Laura.....were abouts are you??....It might help to give an idea so you can meet up with others in your area. Im 23 and will be in the Barn at Towersey...come and say Hi!

Khatt


11 Aug 04 - 05:35 PM (#1245168)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: *Laura*

Near Yeovil in Somerset.
Yeah I will. Cheers

laura xx


11 Aug 04 - 05:39 PM (#1245170)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Herga Kitty

Laura

I was about your age when a friend a couple of years older introduced me to folk music, and I was just blown away by it, and have stayed with it. But no-one else in my family has ever been a folkie....

One of the great things is that you do get people of all ages singing and playing and talking together, and sharing tunes and songs.

I hope you make it to Towersey and have a great time. (If I'm not too shattered after getting home from Whitby, I'll try to get to one of the lunchtime sessions in the Three Horseshoes.)

Kitty


11 Aug 04 - 05:42 PM (#1245174)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Herga Kitty

Oh, and I met people from near Yeovil at my first Sidmouth, when I was 17 (who are probably friends of your grandparents or similar...)

Kitty


11 Aug 04 - 06:01 PM (#1245200)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Turlough

Wow, that hurts, Laura! I'm 27, and I always thought I belonged to the "young folkie" category as well... And then you come and tell me that I'm not young anymore! Sniff... Well, at least I'm BY FAR the youngest member of my folk club. Most of the people there have grey beards... Most of the men, that is :-)

T.


11 Aug 04 - 06:39 PM (#1245257)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Joe_F

When I have been to a sing or jam, I tend to note in my journal the presence of a token beardless youth.


11 Aug 04 - 11:57 PM (#1245474)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Phil Cooper

When I was a young folky at sixteen or seventeen I also had trouble finding people my age that were moved the same way I was. I would drag them over to the house and play what I thought was the greatest music in the world and get indifferent responses. Eventually you do meet like minded folks. At least I hope you do. I'm pushing 50 these days and would just say, be true to what you like.


12 Aug 04 - 03:22 AM (#1245549)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: fiddler

I'll tell Lil Wobble about your thread, she will be at Towersey, just coming up 17 (mid september) occassionally comes in to mudchat - to find me amongst other things (DAD!!!!)

Hope you make it I spend a great deal of time in the barn usually.

Go for it!

Andy


12 Aug 04 - 03:51 AM (#1245565)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: GUEST,Jon Brenner

Hi Laura,

I reckon the best advice is get them (and yourself) along to some of the Shooting Roots stuff for a start. It's how many of us first met a lot of our folkie mates, and what's more it's a great laugh.

Shooting Roots (SR) is the part of the festival run by and for 13 to 25 yr olds. It's great.

The SR singing and SR mumming (street theatre) workshops don't really require any previous folk interest and are great fun.

Also, if you/they can be persuaded, often the SR morris workshops have people who haven't done it before, but are really up for having new experiences and making new friends.

Other than SR, get yourself along to the ceilidhs and evening Arts Centre "bops/global dance nights/etc". That's where most of us are, then just natter to people.

Hope this helps, see you at Towersey.

Cheers

Jon


12 Aug 04 - 05:12 AM (#1245602)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: GUEST,Claire

Oh Laura, I do sympathise!

I know what it is like being at school and no one liking folk music - it feels like something you have to keep secret. I am 25 and have always had a problem meeting people my age who are into the same music. Its partly my fault though for going to a 'London' university where everyone likes RnB! - unfortunately we were far enough outside London that to go to sessions in London I had to stay there for the night - so it only happened occasionally.

I think its great if you can meet up with some of the above said people. Wish there had been good old Mudcat to help out when I was your age. By the way some universities have folk societies.


12 Aug 04 - 05:51 AM (#1245623)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: GUEST

I know what you mean Laura... I'm 20 and very few people I know (of my age) are into folk. It does get a little better at uni though - and folk fests are the places to find some more! :O)


12 Aug 04 - 07:27 AM (#1245657)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: GUEST

Hi, Laura

Welcome to mudcat - you'll find there is a lot of young talent out there. This thread might be of interest.
thread.cfm?threadid=66618#1109849


12 Aug 04 - 07:48 AM (#1245664)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Kevin Sheils

I'm sure you'll connect up with lots of youngsters at Towersey, Laura. Us oldies will probably say hello to you as well, as we did at Sidmouth. I guess you'll be on the RCM stall.

Enjoy the festival.


12 Aug 04 - 08:29 AM (#1245682)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: MBSLynne

I'll tell my son about this thread. He hasn't been on Mudcat before and he may be the other end of the scale (too young) because he's only 13, but he has been singing at folk clubs and in the Anchor at Sidmouth since he was 3, so he's definitely a proper folkie! I'll get him to post to you.

Love Lynne


12 Aug 04 - 09:04 AM (#1245709)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: GUEST,Observer

Laura, please please keep trying with your friends. The Folk world (whether they know it or not) needs many more people like yourself to perpetuate itself. The Folk world in general is not as welcoming as it could be. They cater for young children and for us older "fogie types" but miss out the mid to late teens (maybe assuming they all like Justin Timberlake and 50 cent?)

so Keep on trying and I hope you have a wonderful time at Towersy.


12 Aug 04 - 09:48 AM (#1245744)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: The DeanMeister

And I thought I was young.... Oh well. Keep looking, Laura. They're a lovely bunch of people.


12 Aug 04 - 10:13 AM (#1245769)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Leadfingers

In my opinion there are FAR too many youngsters involved in Folk music already ,and they are ALL far too talented and I just get more and more depressed cos I am Old And Past It !!

I will now go away and have a quiet weep for my own lack of suitable talent .


12 Aug 04 - 10:23 AM (#1245781)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Sweetfia

Yesss!! Other young folkies!! I've just tunred 17 but started singing when I was about 13 and I only told my closet friends that I sang about 6 months ago. They had no idea because the music i'm also into is completely different (RnB).

Yeah i'm usually the youngest at a session by about 20 years. I don't mind it though, it's kinda cool that my dad likes the same music as i do!!

Where is Towersey and what's happening? Sounds like it could be a good place to visit.

C'mon Deanie, who are you trying to fool? You haven't been young in a long time! ;-)


12 Aug 04 - 10:33 AM (#1245789)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Leadfingers

In my opinion there are FAR too many youngsters involved in Folk music already ,and they are ALL far too talented and I just get more and more depressed cos I am Old And Past It !!

I will now go away and have a quiet weep for my own lack of suitable talent .


12 Aug 04 - 12:25 PM (#1245909)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: GUEST,Stephen

Yes, what/where/when is Towersey??


12 Aug 04 - 12:44 PM (#1245935)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: treewind

Towersey - August Bank Holiday weekend
(look for it on Google!)

Anahata


12 Aug 04 - 12:48 PM (#1245945)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Leadfingers

Towersey is a small village near Thame in Oxfordshire . The Festival runs over the August Bank Holiday weekend .


12 Aug 04 - 12:57 PM (#1245963)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: GUEST,Claire

When people ask what kind of music I am into, I used to try and suss them out a bit before I told them in case they thought I was a duffle coat wearing hippy, but nowadays I don't care. When you are young though (blimey I thought I WAS young until now) you do care what your peers think. I was good friends with a girl at uni for several years before either of us discovered we were both into folk!


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


12 Aug 04 - 01:03 PM (#1245970)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: GUEST,Crystal

I'm 21 if it helps. My sister and her friend are both 18 so I hope we count as young (I don't feel it any more!!). Drag your friends to Towersy, Kidnapp them if you need to. My sister did and her unfortunate friend got hooked (she was only 15, what chance did she have) And has returned with us every year.

Hope to see you there.


12 Aug 04 - 01:11 PM (#1245980)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: GUEST,Stephen

Claire... I tried to download the demo on your website, but failed - how might I procure a copy of the CD you mention? :O)


12 Aug 04 - 01:27 PM (#1245997)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: GUEST,Claire

It didn't work? Oh dear, I might have to tinker with it again!! If you email me your address, I can post you a copy of a CD-R with a few tracks on. clairesoconnell@hotmail.com


12 Aug 04 - 03:40 PM (#1246097)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: GUEST

No young folkies here, just a bunch of old perverts.


12 Aug 04 - 03:44 PM (#1246099)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Scooby Doo

you talking about yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


12 Aug 04 - 04:58 PM (#1246165)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: dunkel_esel

ahhhh! there is young people out there who like folk music!!!!! ah!!!!! I am 17 and have been trying to find ppl for years my own age to start a band. Unfortunatly, Scotland is full of bearded accordian players (not thats bad or anything). ah well.

mjxx


12 Aug 04 - 08:31 PM (#1246335)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Turlough

And bearded buddhist bagpipe players!

T.


12 Aug 04 - 08:37 PM (#1246341)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Turlough

But seriously, you must be thankfull that you live in Scotland. If you would have been born in Newfoundland, you would have been confronted by NUDE accordion players! See this thread.

T.


12 Aug 04 - 11:20 PM (#1246412)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Scoville

I'm 27 but I grew up with it, sort of (lots of recordings, and songs learned from recordings, but it was better than none at all). I was 16 when I loaned a tape to a classmate of mine who didn't know what bluegrass was (he was a NIN fan) and nearly ruined a good friendship. Then, I went to college and found all kinds of people who thought folk music was A-OK and my life improved dramatically.

I saw Tom Paxton in a coffeehouse downtown when I was 16, too. Somebody in the audience had brought their 3-ish-year-old daughter. Tom was glad to see her but warned that if parents started them on folk music that young, they'd be hooked for life.


13 Aug 04 - 06:05 AM (#1246632)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: GUEST,Claire

"was 16 when I loaned a tape to a classmate of mine who didn't know what bluegrass was (he was a NIN fan) and nearly ruined a good friendship"

-- ha ha! had the same experience with someone who was into hard house music!


13 Aug 04 - 07:12 AM (#1246674)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: CharleyR

Hi Laura

I'm sure you'll meet lots of other young folkies at Towersey. I have a friend who's 17 who is planning to meet up with her friends there, so there are other people your age out there! Get along to the Shooting Roots events, for sure.

When you start applying to university, look out for ones with folk/ceilidh societies, there are a few out there. I got into folk music through playing in a ceilidh band when I was at school and then didn't play much folk music while I was at 6th form because there wasn't really anything out there I could join in with (and there was the small matter of coursework etc. anyway), then went to university, joined the ceilidh society there, met lots of folkies my age and since then I've been playing more and more, and it helped me to find some other students who aren't only interested in clubbing. Here's a few to start you off: http://www.ceilidhsoc.org
http://www.warwick.ceilidhsoc.org/ http://gosh.ex.ac.uk/societies/folkdance/index.html

Also, you could try signing up to a Yahoo group called 'bigsession', it's a discussion group for young (and some young-ish) folkies.

Have fun at Towersey!

Charley


13 Aug 04 - 10:19 AM (#1246797)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: GUEST,noddy

I am 50 . Is that too old to be young?


13 Aug 04 - 10:20 AM (#1246798)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: GUEST,noddy

I have pink hair if that helps.


13 Aug 04 - 11:08 AM (#1246820)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Turlough

Noddy,

is your beard also pink?

T.


13 Aug 04 - 06:43 PM (#1247161)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: GUEST,Crystal

:Unfortunatly, Scotland is full of bearded accordian players (not thats bad or anything). ah well.:

Where in Scotland?


13 Aug 04 - 07:00 PM (#1247183)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Moonunit

"When people ask what kind of music I am into, I used to try and suss them out a bit before I told them in case they thought I was a duffle coat wearing hippy"

...does that mean duffle coats aren't cool anymore? Ho hum.

Does the very fact I am asking this question make me too old to be a Young Folkie?


13 Aug 04 - 07:54 PM (#1247243)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Merina

Laura: Towersey's the place. During this year my 16 year old dragged a few school friends to a ceilidh. Now they are ceilidh mad. Then they saw Morris Offspring and were so impressed that several even muttered "Cool!" (never heard that applied to Morris before!). Now a whole gang of her friends, previously only into hip hop, N.E.R.D. and white boy rock bands - far too hip for Timberlake - are mad keen to go to Towersey. Bribe, kidnap or drug your friends - get them there camping - get them to ceilidhs and Shooting Roots. But if they won't go, just make some new friends there - sounds like your current ones are boring!


14 Aug 04 - 04:11 AM (#1247438)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: The Shambles

I am sure that our 'Laura' is really 16 but it is it not wise to be a little careful when responding to requests like these? Or indeed when making them?


14 Aug 04 - 11:20 AM (#1247569)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: s6k

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


14 Aug 04 - 02:44 PM (#1247655)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: *Laura*

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


14 Aug 04 - 03:16 PM (#1247672)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Turlough

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.


15 Aug 04 - 09:21 AM (#1247991)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Herga Kitty

Laura

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

Kitty


15 Aug 04 - 09:52 AM (#1248002)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: dunkel_esel

Cystal - everywhere!


15 Aug 04 - 10:35 AM (#1248014)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Letty

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)


15 Aug 04 - 11:41 AM (#1248033)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Matt_R

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

-Matt, 25


15 Aug 04 - 02:46 PM (#1248104)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: The Shambles

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

Roger, 53


15 Aug 04 - 04:25 PM (#1248138)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Richard Bridge

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!


15 Aug 04 - 05:20 PM (#1248183)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: *Laura*

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


15 Aug 04 - 05:43 PM (#1248199)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: greg stephens

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.


15 Aug 04 - 07:00 PM (#1248236)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Pat Cooksey

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.


16 Aug 04 - 02:06 AM (#1248440)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: The Shambles

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?


16 Aug 04 - 07:14 AM (#1248557)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: *Laura*

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


16 Aug 04 - 09:38 AM (#1248619)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: The Shambles

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?


16 Aug 04 - 01:22 PM (#1248734)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: GUEST,Claire

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.


16 Aug 04 - 05:19 PM (#1248884)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: *Laura*

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


17 Aug 04 - 04:43 PM (#1249689)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: GUEST,Claire

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/


17 Aug 04 - 05:14 PM (#1249713)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Turlough

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

T.


17 Aug 04 - 05:21 PM (#1249722)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: GUEST,Claire

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


18 Aug 04 - 05:11 PM (#1250753)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: *Laura*


18 Aug 04 - 05:31 PM (#1250769)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: GUEST,BFG

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


19 Aug 04 - 05:23 PM (#1251308)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Scooby Doo

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


20 Aug 04 - 05:29 AM (#1251752)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Alio

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


25 Aug 04 - 04:50 PM (#1256679)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: *Laura*

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


01 Sep 04 - 06:13 AM (#1261445)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull


01 Sep 04 - 06:45 AM (#1261466)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: s&r

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


01 Sep 04 - 05:08 PM (#1261940)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Chris Green

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!


02 Sep 04 - 12:59 PM (#1262698)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: GUEST

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


10 Sep 04 - 06:59 PM (#1268880)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: GUEST,*Laura*

cooleo. hehee


26 Sep 04 - 04:00 PM (#1281614)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: *Laura*

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


27 Sep 04 - 08:10 AM (#1282164)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: fiddler

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


27 Sep 04 - 12:58 PM (#1282382)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Kevin Sheils

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!


27 Sep 04 - 04:37 PM (#1282521)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: *Laura*

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.


27 Sep 04 - 10:46 PM (#1282761)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Blissfully Ignorant

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! :)


28 Sep 04 - 08:50 AM (#1283097)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: muppitz

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


28 Sep 04 - 04:08 PM (#1283446)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: *Laura*

(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


28 Sep 04 - 04:46 PM (#1283460)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: George Papavgeris

*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.


28 Sep 04 - 04:51 PM (#1283464)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: *Laura*

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


28 Sep 04 - 05:18 PM (#1283480)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: George Papavgeris

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...;-)


28 Sep 04 - 05:28 PM (#1283485)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: *Laura*

Haha - sounds like great fun! :-p


25 Oct 04 - 06:11 AM (#1306431)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: GUEST

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!)


25 Oct 04 - 06:37 AM (#1306444)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: GUEST,Lizabee@LIbary

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!) "}


25 Oct 04 - 09:24 PM (#1307129)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: chris nightbird childs

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...)


26 Oct 04 - 01:56 PM (#1307814)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: *Laura*

Eyy! :-)

xLx

(general affirmative cheerful sound - hehe)


05 Feb 05 - 01:31 PM (#1399953)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: *Laura*

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


06 Feb 05 - 09:11 AM (#1400584)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Weasel Books

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!


06 Feb 05 - 12:58 PM (#1400763)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Fay

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


06 Feb 05 - 01:36 PM (#1400795)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: Weasel Books

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


06 Feb 05 - 02:15 PM (#1400831)
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
From: *Laura*

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