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Thread #161498 Message #3838756
Posted By: Allan Conn
13-Feb-17 - 06:59 PM
Thread Name: Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 - Nominations
Subject: RE: Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 - Nominations
Seems to me that there is plenty of younger performers out there but there seems to be a real rift between younger performers and the folk clubs as such. Which is maybe not surprising considering some of the negative attitudes on here. Had a quick look and for instance The Furrow Collective had 15 gigs coming up in the months ahead but none are at folk clubs as such. Three are at folk festivals and the rest are at other venue types. Alasdair Roberts has 17 gigs coming up with only one (Bodmin Folk Club) which is actually at a folk club. Daori Farrell has 17 gigs coming up and again only one (Roots Music Club Doncaster) is at a club. Kris Drever has 7 gigs coming up and only one (Milngavie Folk Club) is at a club. I'm not sure why that is. Maybe a mixture of clubs not wanting these upstarts or maybe the performers maybe not wanting to play to what they may perceive as a predominantly old audience. Or more likely it is just the way things have panned out. Things change.