The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #161498   Message #3838254
Posted By: Vic Smith
11-Feb-17 - 08:41 AM
Thread Name: Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 - Nominations
Subject: RE: Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 - Nominations
Will Fly wrote:-
"I spent Monday evening MC'ing a folk night at the Brighton Acousic Session - with guests in their early 20s playing and singing and generally performing incredibly well."

I was there.
It was a great evening with a really wide range of ages there - twenties to eighties to my knowledge - and just as it should be in my opinion. This wide ranging capacity audience were attentive and enthusiastic. The talented young guests were a local duo in one half and a visitor from Hampshire in the other. The "prehistoric old man" who was compere was lively and amusing in his introductions and performed his song well. Two other relics from the Stone Age, my wife Tina and I, sang a song in both halves of the evening. at the end of the evening, I was cornered by one guest and Tina by another. They wanted to know the source of the (different) songs that we had sung as they wanted to consider learning it. Both old relics were amused discussing it afterwards by the young singers' enthusiasm and the fact that they were entering the song details on notepads on their phones.
It was a happy, rewarding occasion and I could detect nothing of the sad, ageist nonsense that Morris-ey displays in his post