The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #121329   Message #2649848
Posted By: Anne Lister
06-Jun-09 - 08:45 AM
Thread Name: To introduce songs, or not, and how?
Subject: RE: To introduce songs, or not, and how?
I suppose for me the introductions are what makes a concert or folk club a social occasion as opposed to listening to recorded material at home. It's a human interaction in all of its glory (and the opposite) in which I can find out more about the performer(s)and see them as real people, capable of a history and of making mistakes or forgetting words. As I've already said, my experience of a concert in which there were no introductions was a deeply flawed experience in which there was no context for any of the songs or tunes.

So, those of you who are saying "no introductions" or even "minimal introductions" - what are you getting from the live experience as opposed to sitting at home with the recordings? This isn't meant as a confrontational question, simply a request for information because you've clearly got a very different take on the whole thing than me!