Many thanks folks. I'm not looking for a place to play--I was just wondering why, considering the huge amount of discussion on the subject, there are all these "Folk Clubs", with their particular structure as I mentioned above, in England and few or none of that sort (that I've heard of anyway) in this country.
I think Martin Ryan best caught my drift.
Leadfingers, I usually play in Dublin Saturdays and Sundays, but might fancy a break--excuse my ignorance, but where is Portaferry? Is there a website or further info for this weekend?