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Faye Roche Originality of song choice (20) Originality of song choice 27 Nov 08


Here's one that I hope will prove less contentious than my previous thread.

What do we all think on the topic of how original a performer should be in choice of songs? If you pay to see a guest in a folk club would you expect to hear a wholly original selection of songs that have been collected by that person/band? Or is it better for the artist to include some well-known material on the basis that the audience needs something familiar, as a whole night of obscure never-before-heard songs is a bit much to inflict on anyone?

I'm thinking here of new performers (yes, including myself), rather than established singers who are known for what they do.


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