The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #77143 Message #1377585
Posted By: BB
12-Jan-05 - 03:23 PM
Thread Name: Folk music in England.
Subject: RE: Folk music in England.
Yes, Sidewinder, that's exactly what we'd like, but achieving it isn't that easy. I help to run a monthly session at which the intention is to welcome every kind of acoustic music as well as stories and poetry, and it's advertised as doing just that. But what is actually performed there tends to be 'folk' (whatever that is) and occasional stories and poems. We know there are people locally (we are in a village) who perform blues, classical, etc. but getting them to come along seems to be impossible. It isn't always the folk people who are tainted with exclusivity! And it has to be said that those who do come (not always the same faces) do not play the same songs in the same order - it's a great evening's entertainment, but we'd love it to be more varied.