The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #161108 Message #3825955
Posted By: Mr Red
12-Dec-16 - 07:27 AM
Thread Name: Young Folkies - Where are you?
Subject: RE: Young Folkies - Where are you?
They are at Folk Festivals. Dancing a lot. It is what yoof do.
The young musicians are there, having come with their parents for years.
And I have to say the ones I meet, and they do rather like to joke with a man in red, are a credit to society and the Folk World.
The demographic of old fogies in Folk is a product of the Skiffle going on Bob Dylan era. Added to which, I presume, young people are doing what young people do, hanging out with the crowd.
I am sorry Mathew - it may require another generation for Folk to be high fashion, say when your children are teen/twenty. But you are in a prime position to teach them the value of Folk music. And teach them to play music.
Enjoy being 23 and being comfortable with old fogies, it is what Folk should be. And if you spot me at a Festival - say hello.