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GUEST,RamblinStu Collapse of the Folk Clubs (803* d) RE: Collapse of the Folk Clubs 01 May 07

Les from Chorlton, started this thread by asking why folk clubs declined after the 60's and 70's.

I was a young folkie and I attended and played in folk clubs back then, and thoroughly enjoyed both the clubs and the music, but as things must, the music evolved. Some folkies went electric, some folkies went heavy and the folk music of the time diversified into many different forms.

I went off in a totally different direction, sold my soul to the devil.

Thank goodness some people maintained the traditions of folk music and folk clubs, because the clubs have survived. I am glad because six years ago I returned to folk music, and many others are also returning.
The clubs that I visit in South East England are all thriving, the festivals are thriving.

What we should learn from the 60's and 70's is that music will always evolve and change; it is the nature of the beast. So lets us all enjoy the moments we have now in 2007, because currently there is an awful lot of very good music to be listened to.

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