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Thread #109916   Message #2306421
Posted By: TheSnail
04-Apr-08 - 09:55 AM
Thread Name: Our ghastly folk tradition
Subject: RE: Our ghastly folk tradition
Dave Polshaw

The point is people do not remember the regular occurence of good performance, only the occasional bad ones. It is those that they talk about most and it is those that give the whole of folk music a bad name.

That is sad.

Oh, and by the way, you say I have been involved in running a folk club for 10+. years. Well, I have been runnning Swinton for nearer 30. 25 of which we have run an annual festival as well. And we are still going strong. Maybe the PR is pitched right after all.:-)

Only trying to persuade Tom that I had some grounds for knowing what I was talking about.

Sounds as if people aren't as put off by the duff performers as you claim either or perhaps they aren't quite as duff as you think. Have you never heard a professional fluff their lines or repeat a verse?