uk.music.folk is for discussion of folk/roots/acoustic music in and
from the UK. Defining folk music has always been a precarious task and
most of us who are into this kind of music have very catholic tastes
which are reflected by the booking policies of most clubs. Therefore
this group covers a broad range of tastes within that genre and
embraces all those types of music that you would expect to hear in a
folk - folk/blues club in the UK.
Advertising is forbidden, with these exceptions:
Performers, specialist companies, instrument makers, small independent
labels etc may post details of events, tours, folk club listings, WWW
sites dedicated to folk/roots music, specialist music outlets,
festivals, musical instruments and other services where these are
relevant to the group.
The subject line of such posts should begin "
ANNOUNCE: ". Such
announcements may be reposted at weekly intervals but should not
exceed a total of 3 postings for any individual enterprise.
Binaries & Formatting
Encoded binaries (e.g. mp3s, pictures, compressed files, etc.) are
forbidden. Such material belongs on a web or FTP site to which a
pointer may be posted. Cryptographic signatures (e.g. PGP) may be used
where authentication is important and should be as short as possible.
Posts must be readable as plain text. HTML, RTF and similarly
formatted messages are prohibited. To see how to make some common
newsreaders comply with this, read
Anyone posting contrary to this charter may be reported to their
"postmaster" and/or Service Provider.
uk.music.folk Folk/roots/acoustic music in the UK