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Folk Music Is not Dead. youth doing it..

GUEST,Eastbound Collective 04 Jan 13 - 05:53 AM
Green Man 04 Jan 13 - 09:15 AM
Elmore 04 Jan 13 - 10:07 AM
Midchuck 04 Jan 13 - 10:42 AM
Mrrzy 04 Jan 13 - 10:46 AM
GUEST,Lighter 04 Jan 13 - 11:04 AM
GUEST,mg 04 Jan 13 - 03:34 PM
McGrath of Harlow 04 Jan 13 - 09:03 PM
open mike 05 Jan 13 - 01:13 AM
ChanteyLass 05 Jan 13 - 08:02 PM
Genie 05 Jan 13 - 11:45 PM
GUEST,SirCoughsalot 06 Jan 13 - 12:39 PM
GUEST,Gibsonboy 07 Jan 13 - 06:17 AM
McGrath of Harlow 07 Jan 13 - 07:05 AM
Mr Red 07 Jan 13 - 10:22 AM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 08 Jan 13 - 07:25 AM
GUEST,PeterC 08 Jan 13 - 07:47 AM
Acorn4 08 Jan 13 - 08:17 AM
Acorn4 08 Jan 13 - 08:51 AM
GUEST,Seayaker 08 Jan 13 - 12:22 PM
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Subject: BS: Folk Music Is not Dead. youth doing it..
From: GUEST,Eastbound Collective
Date: 04 Jan 13 - 05:53 AM

a couple of young folk canadian artists, trying to tour The US, and then get to the UK,

They all play traditional instruments, banjo, accordions, washboards… Travlin for months on end to play kitchen and living rooms, sharing stories and growing as they go.


http://www.gofundme.com/dryrottour


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk Music Is not Dead. youth doing it..
From: Green Man
Date: 04 Jan 13 - 09:15 AM

Good luck to them. All the more power to their fiddlers elbow.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk Music Is not Dead. youth doing it..
From: Elmore
Date: 04 Jan 13 - 10:07 AM

This doesn't sound like b.s. to me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk Music Is not Dead. youth doing it..
From: Midchuck
Date: 04 Jan 13 - 10:42 AM

Yup. Today's folkies seem to be mostly either people who were high school or college age in the late 'fifties and early 'sixties, or who are high school or college age now. People in between mostly don't get it. (Although a great number of those in between are acoustic singer-songwriters, they don't really get into trad stuff much.)

(Before you tell me what I'm full of, note that I said "mostly." Of course, there are a good number of exceptions.)

P.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk Music Is not Dead. youth doing it..
From: Mrrzy
Date: 04 Jan 13 - 10:46 AM

Definitely not BS.

Also, wasnt folk music sung by old farts when we were young, before we were older than those old farts were? Only fair that now that we ARE the old farts that it be them young whippersnappers making all that noise.   Turn it down. (Kidding! I'm too deaf for it to matter!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk Music Is not Dead. youth doing it..
From: GUEST,Lighter
Date: 04 Jan 13 - 11:04 AM

Hypothesis: once you've become an adult, it's very difficult to *learn to appreciate* trad songs.

For best results, you've got to be teenaged or younger.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk Music Is not Dead. youth doing it..
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 04 Jan 13 - 03:34 PM

I am listening to a quartet of young Newfoundland girls..around age 10..just gorgeous...not a trad song but in that style...it will be on our cannery cd...about how the kids cleaned up the fish gutting areas...


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk Music Is not Dead. youth doing it..
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 04 Jan 13 - 09:03 PM

Also, wasnt folk music sung by old farts when we were young, before we were older than those old farts were?

Not really. Or rather they generally weren't around in the folk clubs, unless we were very lucky, and generally pretty well appreciated if they came along. Though It may depend on when we were young - I'm talking early sixties. And like everything, we generalise from our own experience, and the world varies a lot.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk Music Is not Dead. youth doing it..
From: open mike
Date: 05 Jan 13 - 01:13 AM

Yes this belongs ABOVE the line....I wish these young folks luck in their ventures...


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk Music Is not Dead. youth doing it..
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 05 Jan 13 - 08:02 PM

Some young folk singers were active participants in this afternoon's Chantey Blast in Mystic, CT. And one of them talked about a new event: Youth Traditional Song Weekend. However, it appears that registration has already closed. The website is here. http://youthtradsong.org


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk Music Is not Dead. youth doing it..
From: Genie
Date: 05 Jan 13 - 11:45 PM

This is definitely about music.   Not B.S.


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Subject: RE: Folk Music Is not Dead. youth doing it..
From: GUEST,SirCoughsalot
Date: 06 Jan 13 - 12:39 PM

I agree with the person who said that most people who seem to be doing folk music nowadays are people who were high school and college age around the time of the Folk Scare and people who are high school and college age now. I myself fall into the later category. I was playing some music the other day with an old man who was admiring my long-necked banjo, telling me how much it looked like the one he played in the 60s. I'm glad to see anybody singing and playing this kind of music. Good luck to them!


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Subject: RE: Folk Music Is not Dead. youth doing it..
From: GUEST,Gibsonboy
Date: 07 Jan 13 - 06:17 AM

Folk is not dead! well not quite anyway.


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Subject: RE: Folk Music Is not Dead. youth doing it..
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 07 Jan 13 - 07:05 AM

The whole folk thing in England anyway has been a repeated cycle of death and revival since the 18th century. You have to die from time to time to be revived, keeps you on your toes. Basically it's a matter of alternating generations.


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Subject: RE: Folk Music Is not Dead. youth doing it..
From: Mr Red
Date: 07 Jan 13 - 10:22 AM

we had an exceptional crowd to Stroud Ceilidhs last Saturday, and a cohort of Yoof (who knew what they were doing). Though I have to admit I danced more dances than most of them.

I have long noticed that the youth of today, in say sessions, whilst they may be small in (a growing) number they rather put the old lags to shame. My theory is that the standard is generally high enough to make the wannabeees wary, and attract those with more than $imple a$piration$ to participate. And in some cases (see Infinite Cherries et al) run sessions.


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Subject: RE: Folk Music Is not Dead. youth doing it..
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 08 Jan 13 - 07:25 AM

Some of my dearest friends are between the ages of 17-25 (I'm 53).They come to my house every week for a contra jam. They also have their own band: Trip to Nelson

Folk music is emphatically not dead.


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Subject: RE: Folk Music Is not Dead. youth doing it..
From: GUEST,PeterC
Date: 08 Jan 13 - 07:47 AM

Our band, (Amazing Matchless Band) did a barn dance a couple of weeks ago for over 60 17/18 year olds. They loved it! Most of them danced every dance, and coped with stripping the willow, pousettes, grand chains. Waltzing, ballroom hold etc were a bit of a mystery!


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Subject: RE: Folk Music Is not Dead. youth doing it..
From: Acorn4
Date: 08 Jan 13 - 08:17 AM

This young performer both sings traditional songs excellently and writes very interesting material of her own in a folk style. Another interesting point from the generation angle is that her dad plays in her band.

Kim Lowings and the Greenwood.

They are playing at our club at the White Horse, Seagrave, Leics on Saturday 19th January - tickets £6 advance from 0116 2871895 - 0771 1996210.


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Subject: RE: Folk Music Is not Dead. youth doing it..
From: Acorn4
Date: 08 Jan 13 - 08:51 AM


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Subject: RE: Folk Music Is not Dead. youth doing it..
From: GUEST,Seayaker
Date: 08 Jan 13 - 12:22 PM

Kim Lowings was at Warwick Folk Club last night doing a solo spot.

Really good performer, well worth seeing.


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