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|Beardy||Folk for the Younger Generations. (42)||RE: Folk for the Younger Generations.||23 May 03|
I am now in the balding/receding hairline age group with beard; although that has been there since I was 19. I attend 10-15 festivals in Britain a year and go to as many clubs/gigs as interest me and my experience is there are plenty of youngsters in the 10-18 age group who attend with their parents or friends they have made when dragged along over by said parents in previous years. However 18-25 year olds are far fewer; at an age when left to make their own leisure choices despite their exposure over many years. Having discussed this with people of varying ages in numerous bars across the country this appears to be commonplace. When free to choose the children tend to go with their peers to Glastonbury/Reading/Donnington festivals featuring music they ALL have in common rather than folk music which they dont discuss or even mention at school/college.