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GUEST,Terry McDonald Folk clubs - what is being sung (156* d) RE: Folk clubs - what is being sung 11 Feb 08


Yes,Richard,like you most of my repertoire is 'trad heavy.' We're not a particularly traddy club,though. Among the regulars there is one who only sings Woody Guthrie/Jimmy Rogers material, whilst there are several unaccompanied singers whose songs are usually 'modern' trad songs (if you know what I mean - the ones that sound as if they should have been written in the 19th century. We also have someone else who does music hall numbers accompanied on the ukele or banjo, an accordianist who frequently plays klezmer numbers, an Irish fiddler, two melodean players, a harmonica player who regards the Spinners/Fivepenny piece as the epitome of the folk revival, and two chaps who do mainly early Carthy (c 1966) stuff. We also have someone who does Les Barker poems. Most styles are acceptable - from skiffle (we get some of that) to Irish pubs songs. It works well!


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