The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #141622 Message #3260807
Posted By: Tunesmith
21-Nov-11 - 08:09 AM
Thread Name: What Folk Revival?
Subject: What Folk Revival?
When I first started going to folk clubs, I would say that most of the songs performed where either traditional or inspired by tradition.
It seems to me that these days, the trad element is almost totally missing on some nights at my local folk club.
Last week, for example, there were only two trad songs performed at the club - an English club -and one was a Scottish song and the other was a trad Australian song.
Now this is rather strange. For example, imagine going to a blues club and not hearing a blues number played.
I think club organisers should ensure that a certain part of each evening is devoted to the presevation of traditional material.
Does this lack of trad material in folk clubs happen in Scotland and Ireland as well?