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Thread #104168   Message #2132616
Posted By: GUEST,Shimrod
24-Aug-07 - 07:18 AM
Thread Name: Songbooks: Review: The Folk Handbook
Subject: RE: Review: The Folk Handbook
To 'The Snail',

"Without specific examples, it's a bit hard to comment."

I gave you some specific examples - I was not able to be specific about where they actually happened. And if you want more evidence, just pick out a few English folk clubs at random and count how many English Trad. songs you hear in a typical evening.

Oh yes, let me put you on the spot for a change. Do you like English Trad. songs? Would you like to hear more or less of them?

And to Joe Offer,

I'm not trying to ban anything or put restrictions on anyone and I'm definitely not a 'Folk Policeman' (an old and tired jibe which is way past its 'sell-by-date'). I just think that there ought to be a place in English folk clubs and, as Charlotte Grieg says in the review which I quoted above, English cultural life generally, for our amazing and beautiful English folk songs - that's all.