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GUEST,Dan It's Our Little Club (comment) (243* d) RE: It's Our Little Club (comment) 12 Mar 07

I may have come a little late to this thread, but I utterly disagree with the sentence above -

"If a young person is trying to find their way in to folk and they hear Seth/Kate/Bellowhead/Julie Fowlis then it opens a door which may start them off on a journey; give them a June Tabor album and they'll run away and never listen folk again. There's room for everybody, even on Mudcat!"

Don't patronise young people - a June Tabor album will open far more doors that anything Kate Rusby has recorded. For teenagers, un-easy listening is good and they are far more likely than older types to persevere with the stuff that takes work to appreciate (be it death metal, goth, gangsta rap, modern classical music or folk). Frankly you're doing us a disservice by suggesting that the young can only swallow frothy inconsequential music (i.e. Seth Lakeman, Kate Rusby) or gimmick-laden bilge (Bellowhead) and not the harder stuff.

THAT is what is wrong with folk music right now - not crediting the audience with any intelligence.

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