The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #109916   Message #2309295
Posted By: GUEST,glueman
07-Apr-08 - 02:04 PM
Thread Name: Our ghastly folk tradition
Subject: RE: Our ghastly folk tradition
"That nice Mr Parris says so so it must be true."

On the contrary. Recorded music can be heard, chosen and bought. At a festival I can buy a ticket, stay at home or wander to the bar if I don't like something. Visit a folk club and I'm relying on someone else's discretion and singing ability.
It's guesswork but I get the feeling people who listen to local or national radio folk music programmes, buy CDs and download folk music and go to concerts aren't especially likely to go to folk clubs. I'm happy to try one again but I don't think it will be my cup of tea: basically I dont get them.