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synbyn Chaversham Hop Festival (3-5 Sept 2010) (107* d) RE: Chaversham Hop Festival (3-5 Sept 2010) 07 Sep 10

Having run singarounds for several years at the festival, I'd come to the conclusion that the only way to ensure the publican and public got a good deal was to hire in additional musicians who could be relied upon to entertain the public- Skynflynt come to mind, as do others who assisted with sessions. Obviously this has a cost, and must bring in sales. If it results in a full pub with little beer being bought on the premises, I can't see that any of us can complain- we've all seen the tonic water and/or bottle in the boot.... and whisper it softly, some performers do us few favours- pub sessions are no place for lengthy bad salads, nor for indulgent pieces which don't connect. The place for such sessions imho is a little room somewhere else... which may happen next year. But don't expect the publicans, whose living is precarious, to subsidise folk art- that ain't going to happen. Sessions like the W

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