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Thread #171757 Message #4155050
Posted By: John MacKenzie
14-Oct-22 - 02:43 PM
Thread Name: Country music in 1970s UK folk clubs
Subject: RE: Folklore: Country music in 1970s UK folk clubs
There used to be a radio programme called Country Meets Folk known affectionately to many as Country Swamps Folk. I could never understand how the two genres became associated like that as I never heard any country music in a folk club, and I've been to few. We did have some Bluegrass bands around, The Strawbs started off as a Bluegrass band, but the only place around my part of London that had country music that I knew of, was the Red Lion in Brentford. As Al said the Irish show bands were the main source of country music back then and they played the Irish venues over here too but not the folk clubs.