The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #109916 Message #2301525
Posted By: Ruth Archer
30-Mar-08 - 07:10 PM
Thread Name: Our ghastly folk tradition
Subject: RE: Our ghastly folk tradition
"But I do worry that our musical heritage is being allowed to dwindle and wither by those supposedly dedicated to its propagation."
If the scene is dwindling and withering, how come these young artists are so consistently on my radar?
Lauren McCormick and Emily Portman
Mike and Ali Vass
Park Bench Social Club
The Askew Sisters
Spiers and Boden
The Young Coppers
The Demon Barber Road Show
Rachel Unthank and the Winterset
Shona Kipling and Damien O'Kane
...and that's just off the top of my head. These are people getting booked regularly at festivals and venues - and even folk clubs.