The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #137194 Message #3137973
Posted By: GUEST,Alan Whittle
19-Apr-11 - 02:32 AM
Thread Name: Folk Performers Association
Subject: RE: Folk Performers Association
I'm not sure we're really homogenous enough. Jim Carrol always reckoned the folk revival lost its snap in England when you started turning up for an evening of traditional folk music and found jasper Carrot or somesuch character.
I've always felt it was the other way round - jasper seemed to fill most venues and people would get pissed off with interminable jigs reels and ballads about doom and gloom, and decide not to come next week.
Anyway, there was a civil war. you lot won. we stand in the wreckage. the jury's still out on whether we are talking to each other yet. theres a lot of frigid politeness about. i guess we'll have to meet up in the darby and joan club together, and play bingo and dominoes for a bag of sugar, and talk of the old times when we were all simply wonderful darling.
the reason the MU works is that its strictly business. You need to be a member of that or Equity in case you guitar string breaks off and blinds somebody in the front row.