The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #120643   Message #2628279
Posted By: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
10-May-09 - 10:27 AM
Thread Name: Marketing the EFDSS - Job going.
Subject: RE: Marketing the EFDSS - Job going.
".....and so...the music went back to being hidden."

Hardly! Lots of young folk bands emerging now, and young boys and girls picking up on trad English music. And some most interesting left-field folk being created by artistic young bands captivated by traditional folk songs and folk-lore. As Folkarts England say:

"There has never been a better time to get involved with folk music. There are certainly now more people on the stage, in the admin office, writing the reviews and providing back up than ever before. [...]
There are more festivals with bigger audiences, more record labels, more radio stations prepared to play our music. Local & national magazines and newspapers are printing reviews and stories about us and our music, dance and song. Folk is being taken seriously.
Street Theatre and Dancing in the public eye is still a first class vehicle to bring in a new audience and now when they come in, we can deliver a music that has Folk - appeal, is easy listening and is attractive. The likes of KATE RUSBY, SETH LAKEMAN, CARA DILLON, ELIZA CARTHY, BELLOWHEAD, MORRIS OFFSPRING, WHAPWEASEL, and many more are doing this and breaking boundaries all the time."