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Thread #104168   Message #2132150
Posted By: GUEST,Shimrod
23-Aug-07 - 02:26 PM
Thread Name: Songbooks: Review: The Folk Handbook
Subject: RE: Review: The Folk Handbook
"So it was primarily a music/dance event."

Traditional song was emphasised in the publicity.

"...and the hostility?"

How about a singaround organiser who appeared to have no interest in trad. song and often managed to miss out anyone who was likely to sing one.

The thing is, though, I don't particularly want to emphasise this specific event. The attitudes displayed were, I felt, a particularly glaring example of attitudes which I have been detecting in the English Folk Club movement for some years.

Sadly, I've not had the opportunity to attend a Scottish or Irish club - but I bet that they don't display the same contempt for their trad. song as we do!