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Thread #158212   Message #3742663
Posted By: Vic Smith
09-Oct-15 - 10:27 AM
Thread Name: Need input on youth in folk music
Subject: RE: Need input on youth in folk music
Jon Dudley wrote:-
"What I recall from nearly 50 years ago is that our local folk club was the place to go for the more radical 6th formers!... mind you the organisers were only a few years older than us,"

Funnily enough, nearly 50 years ago I was running a folk club at The Lewes Arms in Lewes that was full of radical 6th formers* that I was only a few years older than...... but there was also some radical oldies, the likes of Bob Copper, Scan Tester, George Belton et al who didn't seem to mind that - well, in the case of Scan - that their audience was more than 60 years younger than them. The age differences did not seem so important then.... or I am I looking back through rose-tinted spactacles. What do you think, Jon? You were there.

* One of the regular 6th formers was Valmai Goodyear and she is still pouring enthusiam each week into the weekly Lewes Saturday night folk club - so we must have been doing some good!