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fi_in_nz Developing New/Young Talent (26) RE: DEVELOPING NEW/YOUNG TALENT 12 May 06

Hmmmmm, I'm a relative newcomer to performing floorspots in clubs (2-3 years) and I'm definitely still learning..... anyone at the Barnsley folk club at HFofF, I'm the one who seriously fluffed the Hunting of the Hare (blush blush). Anyway, I've found folk clubs to be great places to start performing and very forgiving to new performers. In our area Soldierboy, I've been greatly encouraged by the crew at the Crossed Keys. I'm 40 though, and I do wonder if the young people are doing less performing of any kind in school. I know when I was at school I did public speaking and performed in various choirs and 4 part harmony groups. Do the young here get the same opportunities. In NZ we have some great young performers and my perception is that they are more confident than those of the same age here and perhaps more importantly, less bothered about being perfect or embarrassing themselves. Why might that be I wonder? I don't have any answers, but I don't think it's necessarily a problem specific to the folk genre. F

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