The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #161108   Message #3826219
Posted By: punkfolkrocker
13-Dec-16 - 09:52 AM
Thread Name: Young Folkies - Where are you?
Subject: RE: Young Folkies - Where are you?
There are too many aged vested interests not to have youth conscripted into the folk establishment institutions...

Fortunately, bright enthusiastic young singers and musicians actually dig that crazy folk music
and often volunteer for long term service without any parental coercion or bribery... 😜

Unfortunately, once a year or so, one of 'em comes here seeking encouragement and advice and gets beaten down by the grim old malcontents and their rigid orthodoxies..

..and I am thinking of one specific instance a few years ago when a young guy working in France came here full of positivity,
only to have the stuffing knocked out of him for daring to fuse elements of DJ culture dance music with precious old irish songs..

That left a bitter taste... they made it certain he'd never come back here again... 😞