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Thread #86842 Message #1624271
Posted By: The Shambles
10-Dec-05 - 06:29 AM
Thread Name: English folk clubs & pub singing
Subject: RE: English folk clubs & pub singing
If you or I were to visit another country especially to sample and take part in its national cultural activities like folk music or dance - we may think to contact the official goverment body for advice. In some countries I suspect, such an approach may prove to be very fruitful.
You may not expect them to know all the answers but perhaps may expect them to be in close contact with bodies equivalent to our English Folk Dance and Song Society. Making such request to them may finally wake the DCMS up to the fact that this country does have cultural folk activities that are atractive to overseas visitors.
It would certainly be interesting to know what the response would be to such a request made here by Dave to our Dept of Culture, Media and Sport. Whose idea of encouraging our national culture would appear to be the recorded music industry and large screen pub TVs.