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Thread #77143 Message #1377641
Posted By: TheBigPinkLad
12-Jan-05 - 04:20 PM
Thread Name: Folk music in England.
Subject: RE: Folk music in England.
I live in Victoria, Canada and the folk scene here is not great. But I got my first taste of the folk scene at The Oak Tree in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, England with a band called "The Candlelighters" who I believe, are still going now some 36 years on! I was only there because it was held in an upstairs room out of sight of the local bobbies. I was 17 and drinking under age. I was in a band that covered Pink Floyd stuff, and over the years I have enjoyed and played a spectrum of music from one side to the other. I have to say I love something with a beat and accappella sonngs of misery send me to the bar for a refill. What 'flavour' of folk music is prominent currently in England?