The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #65238 Message #1074655
Posted By: The Borchester Echo
17-Dec-03 - 01:32 PM
Thread Name: are folk clubs shite?
Subject: RE: are folk clubs shite?
Not correcting you, SM, just adding to what you said. I've seen the much healthier state of traditional music in Scotland and wholly agree that in England there is much more that needs to be done to redress the balance.
I'm aware of No ID, a band which contains a number of All-Ireland champions. They're great, but the Irish tradition, like the Scottish, still has a much higher profile than the English for reasons to do with culture as much as its history of competition.
I hope to come across you at next year's festivals where I hope you will see for yourself that the English tradition is indeed living and, most of all, great fun!