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Thread #158212   Message #3742073
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
06-Oct-15 - 10:51 AM
Thread Name: Need input on youth in folk music
Subject: RE: Need input on youth in folk music
Am I the only catter here who entertains doubts about Guest, Wm, (2nd post above) said to be 24 years old?
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I've been thinking about this thread, and I think you need to define "youth." The life of a 10-year-old is much different than the life of a 20-year-old.

To involve a 10, you need to involve its family, or at least have permission. To involve a 20, you need to get it away from its drinking buddies. That's a different course of action.

Here's a positive thought I had - in my town, the younger adults who like traditional culture are not singing, they are dancing. (I just played English dance for 20 or 30 people, most of them young.)
If that's the case in your town, think of a way to get those dancers coming to sessions.