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Thread #124297 Message #2746098
Posted By: GUEST,Malcolm Storey
14-Oct-09 - 08:38 PM
Thread Name: Humphrey Smith - destroyer of British folk music
Subject: RE: Humphrey Smith - destroyer of British folk music
Come on Les!
The Bluebell as a folk venue had disappeared long before Sam Smith's took over.
At one time there were five/six folk clubs in Hull, all thriving. Now there are none and that's not SS's fault either.
People's habits change and the growth of successful folk festivals was probably more of a contributary factor than any other.
It is also true that most of the clubs were in areas of the town where yoouff does its drinking and so not very attractive to your general folkie, at least not on a regular basis.