The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #109916 Message #2309384
Posted By: The Borchester Echo
07-Apr-08 - 03:47 PM
Thread Name: Our ghastly folk tradition
Subject: RE: Our ghastly folk tradition
Well, youngish and smug Paul, I can see your reading age hasn't escalated since you were 3. I was talking to the man in the hat about 1968, as indicated in my post of 03.16, and assuming we were both "f*lk club luminaries" when such a thing was cool and trendy.
Hey, I'd left the ancestral land where you now dwell before you were even born. More than a decade previously, I'd been learning tunes from my grandfather who'd been a North Yorkshire Morris and social dance musician before the First World War. I don't know anything about your club. But I dropped into a Thirsk session a couple of years ago and lasted half an hour. It was dominated by out-of-tune guitarists thrashing out C&W.