The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #77143   Message #1377610
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
12-Jan-05 - 03:45 PM
Thread Name: Folk music in England.
Subject: RE: Folk music in England.
Folk clubs sprang up, as the medium through which various types of live folk and para-folk music was passed around, for a whole variety of reasons. One of them being the legal niceties of the English licensing system. And of course that is in the process of drastically cahnging, and that no doubt will have all kinds of unexpected results, some of them good, some not so good.

The times change and the pattern of social life changes. As Mike said, one way and another the music will carry on. Whatever the position with clubs as such, it seems to me that there is more good music (our kind of music) being produced today, especially by young people, than ever there was in the heyday of folk clubs.