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Thread #130149   Message #4016965
Posted By: GUEST,akenaton
03-Nov-19 - 05:45 AM
Thread Name: Pub music in Scotland?
Subject: RE: Pub music in Scotland?
Most of the pubs in this area of Argyll do not encourage folk music at all, quite the reverse of the situation up until the early 2000s.
Most concentrate on meals and are not interested in scruffy, noisy folkies, who live on chips and buy their booze in supermarkets.
The world and society has changed, as has the direction of folk music, which in this area has become what is sometimes referred to as "Ceilidh Music", involving acoustic instruments and vocals completely overwhelmed by drums and keyboards played at full volume. Dance has degenerated into jumping up and down in the one spot in time to the beat. All this has of course no relationship to the wonderful folk music and dance which was enjoyed at the Ceilidhs in my youth.