The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #161108 Message #3826269
Posted By: GUEST,kenny
13-Dec-16 - 12:12 PM
Thread Name: Young Folkies - Where are you?
Subject: RE: Young Folkies - Where are you?
Just received a copy of the latest double-CD from the 2016 students at "The School Of Excellence In Traditional Music" based in Plockton on the West coast of Scotland. 19 musicians, all still at secondary school, producing songs and music of a very high quality, and Plockton has been doing this every year since 2000. They would very probably not categorise themselves as "folkies" of any sort, but that's just a label, as far as I'm concerned. Young people playing traditional music are out there, certainly in Scotland. The sad part is that they have no incentive to go to "Folk Clubs", and I for one don't blame them [ but that's another discussion entirely ].
PS - another CD received recently from Ireland, "The Cavan Bucks" - astonishingly mature music for 3 musicians still all in their teens.