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|Pete_Standing||why well run folk clubs are important (363* d)||RE: why well run folk clubs are important||22 Nov 06|
It is the informality and intimacy that is not evident at arts centres and the like that keeps top performers such as Martin Carthy and Nancy Kerr and James Fagan doing the upstairs in the pub type folk clubs. These artists also realise that without these venues that the opportunities for the new artists of tomorrow to develop their stagecraft will be much harder. We should avoid the baby and bathwater approach, both types of venues have their place and their value.