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Sleepy Rosie Performance Ability does it matter? (249* d) RE: Performance Ability does it matter? 12 Mar 09

John P: "Perhaps the more experienced members of folk clubs could hold informal beginners' sessions that would include some teaching of how to present a song, and be held in private homes."

If there were such informal 'venues' for experienced singers offering guidance to beginners, I for one would be more than pleased to participate.

While I appreciate that intensive multi-day courses in traditional singing require the investment of serious skill, cost, time and effort on the part of those who hold them, unfortuately - though I would love to get involved in such courses - at present I simply could not afford the hundreds of pounds that it would cost me to do so.

For anyone wanting to reach a wider, and indeed younger audience, making use of contemporary mediums like YouTube IMO, should also be considered?

I also feel that as a learner myself, I aught to make comment regards Sinister Supporter, who appears somewhat dismayed at much of the discussion here of late! For whether some others here feel that his style is not in accord with 'correct folk form', this person in particular has been of much aid - via his postings and comments here - to my own learning, discovery and exploration of traditional song over the last few months.

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