The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #109916   Message #2304416
Posted By: GUEST,Jon
02-Apr-08 - 09:12 AM
Thread Name: Our ghastly folk tradition
Subject: RE: Our ghastly folk tradition
I don't really understand why some posters are so insistent about the necessity of the 'folk scene' being a participatory scene. Surely I am not alone in just wanting to listen, enjoy, hold opinions, discuss, etc?

The fact that it is a scene in which participation at all levels is possible does not make participation compulsory.

Does this somehow make me (and my ilk) 'less worthy'? Not at all.

My personal feeling is that those who do not participate might be missing out on some enjoyment but are they less "less worthy"? I'd say no.

But for those of us that just want to enjoy listening to good quality music played and sung well, excuse us if we are a bit choosy how whe spend our hard earned cash.

So now you are more worthy?

No one is telling you where you should or should not spend your cash or what you should expect to receive from it. If you feel you are not getting your value for money in one place, find another.