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Thread #95050   Message #1857373
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
12-Oct-06 - 08:58 PM
Thread Name: Ewan MacColl - coward or traitor?
Subject: RE: Ewan MacColl - coward or traitor?
No it was just a movement - happens in art.

surrealists, cubists, impressionist, pre-raphaelites....

the folk club movement was bloody terrific in the early days. such profusion of music....a mass movement. Barrie Roberts told me when he opened his first folk club in Walsall, they were queueing round the block outside the pub from 6 o'clock.

thats the power of desire for something different from the crap pouring out of the TV that the factionalists managed to stifle.