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Thread #77143   Message #1375429
Posted By: Pat Cooksey
09-Jan-05 - 07:16 PM
Thread Name: Folk music in England.
Subject: RE: Folk music in England.
The reason I asked this question in the first place was bacause I
now live and perform in Europe.
My visit to Coventry at Christmas was for family and nostagia's
To Liz I have to say that the Malt Shovel and the Burnt Post were
for the last two years finished.
The only surviving oasis of live Irish, English, and any other kind
of folk music that exists in Coventry is in the Four Provinces Irish Bar, but Kieron, the boss, is a great guy and makes room in his club for everything.
Naturally I know Dick Dixon, the organiser of the Warwick festival,
Pete Willow, and Bedworth folk festival, I met them all lastweek.
Somewhere along the line was a generation gap in our music, why this
happened I don't know, some years ago, before I returned to Ireland
I encoutered for the first time in Nottingham, the people who are
refered to here as the folk police.
Every song that i sang on this night was ignored because it wasn't
tradidional, these songs included THE SICK NOTE, THE REASON I LEFT MULLINGAR,and many more, son after this experiece I returned to Ireland.