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Tug the Cox 21 Jun 10 - 06:31 PM
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Subject: Shanty publicity
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 21 Jun 10 - 06:31 PM

The press coverage of Shanty Crew 'Fisherman's Friends' has clearly paid off. The Falmouth festival this weekend, in lovely sunshine, saw goodish crowds for most acts. 100-150 or so..just what FF have had in past years. This year they were only able to make one show..4.00 on Sunday.....and the Events square ( main stage this year following licensing difficulties on Custom House Quay) was rammed solid....3,000 would be a conservative estimate. Well done FF, hopefully the interest being generated will help stimulate interest in shanty/wider folk music across the board


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Subject: RE: Shanty publicity
From: Leadfingers
Date: 22 Jun 10 - 08:11 AM

Sadly , the whole idea of any form of Folk Music becoming 'popular' seems to be anathema to a number of 'purists' despite the spin off of Non Folkies discovering 'our' music ! The Spinners came ito a fair amout of abuse too , but regularly filled large halls , and converted a hell of a lot of people to 'folk'. I am sure F F will do just the same , and still get a lot of stick from the narrow minded few .


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Subject: RE: Shanty publicity
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 22 Jun 10 - 08:24 AM

Too right Terry. Suprisingly ( not) you often find that the 'purists' first came to folk through hearing Lonnie Donnegan records...or someone singing the 'Wild Rover' in a pub, or the younger generation through the Pogues.


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