As with everything it seems to be personal choice!!! Without the traditional folk club a lot of people would not be given the chance to get up and sing(whether badly or not). And I personally believe the friendly atmosphere at a small folk club is something that cannot be found at any large venue. c.r. you would be made very welcome at any of the clubs I attend, but equally should 'I' wish to see more well known artists e.g. 'pogues' Saw Doctors' I would go and do so. The small 'old fashioned' folk clubs of today have a part to play, encouraging new talent and giving a social meeting place. I for one am very grateful to them!!!