Jim Carroll wrote,
... The do-as-you-please singaround type venue would have been a rare enough bird to have a conservation order put on it in those days, and its proliferation in later years has contributed much to the present situation of our no longer being able to choose our 'folk' music, hence the disappearence of our clubs etc IMO.
Available from K-Tel records, "Now that's what I call purist!"
Thanks Jim, knew you would get there in the end. Who are the "our"?