I'm so sorry to hear the news about court sessions and particularly the problems dave and doreen are having in their personal lives. I too have had great times there as guest and as audience and am sorry to see it go. Maybe another venue will turn up and the phoenix will rise again.
There's been talk about the possiblity of house concerts to counteract the closure of venues. This seems a reasonable idea although i know most people in this country dont have the same room available as most of our "Over the pond" friends. Mind you, If Sinsull can do it !!!