The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #109916 Message #2309217
Posted By: Banjiman
07-Apr-08 - 01:05 PM
Thread Name: Our ghastly folk tradition
Subject: RE: Our ghastly folk tradition
....erm, I ain't kickin' nobody, I book "the kids" from Newcastle regularly....and in my experience a nicer and more talented bunch you couldn't meet.....and if they do make it to the main stage at festivals very quickly, best of luck to them.
Doesn't happen to everyone (most people) though (even those with the right qualifications AND undoubted talent) so other outlets for their talents are needed and appreciated....again in my experience.
I don't pretend for one minute that folk clubs are the only outlet (or should be) but there is no reason why they shouldn't be part of the make up of a thriving folk/ trad scene.
Our audience is older because those are the demographics of the area where we are based, plenty of under 18s and over 35s but not much between. We had a fair few youngsters at the weekend event we ran....where we offered indoor camping, otherwise we are difficult to get to.