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Thread #161108 Message #3826608
Posted By: GUEST,Dave Sheffield
15-Dec-16 - 05:36 AM
Thread Name: Young Folkies - Where are you?
Subject: RE: Young Folkies - Where are you?
I speak only of what I know - but there are dozens of young people playing folk music and dancing and singing wherever I go - festivals all over, and Sheffield area.
This is akin to the "death of folk clubs - which simply ignored the mass of non-folk club music and proposed folk music was dying.
I was there at the start of the sixties and went through the "heyday" of the 60's folk music boom. There are more top class fiddlers, melodeon players and loads of other instrument players in the pubs of Sheffield than there were in England. Last night I listened to a quintet consisting of french horn, cello, two fiddles and a flute, all under 25.
You really need get out more.