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Thread #109916 Message #2309100
Posted By: Captain Ginger
07-Apr-08 - 11:07 AM
Thread Name: Our ghastly folk tradition
Subject: RE: Our ghastly folk tradition
I love traditional music - it just depresses me to see it performed ineptly and without due care and attention, and to see the way that some people seem determined to keep it a minority interest by being amateurish rather than amateur; happy to watch it wither and go the way of skiffle and jazz (though, to be fair, jazz has a far more influential following than folk even now that most of the jazz clubs are now Harvesters or whatever)*.
So far from being committed to rubbishing the folk scene, I'd love to celebrate it. Sadly I live too far from Lewes to be able to enjoy it there. A shame really - it would be interesting to be surrounded by lashings of enthusiasm, optimism and the conviction that all is well in the world of folk.
Build it and they will come, eh? Forty-nine tickets is one hell of a start...
*The Lewes Arms is, of course, an unparalleled exception.