Without wishing to stir up any issues. I was suprised and pleased to have been invited to a meeting with the town council a few weeks ago to discuss a possible way forward for MFAB and am pleased that they do see it had a great reputation on the Folk Festival cicuit, and in principle think the way forward and the vision they have is a good one under the circumstances. I was invited to suggest ways of keeping the 'folk music' aspect in. After some very positive disucssions the council chose to do their 'own thing.' For one thing that I do agree with, spending the 'tax payers money on folk bands' would not be the way forward. However 'Cheshire Folk' proposal was to insert that aspect of the festival into their event at no risk to the Council.
After some very positive and genuine discussions they chose to continue their own with their own plans. Lynne and I as Cheshire Folk are disapointed as we did have some bands who would have really been delighted to take part - but they'll do concerts for our events over the year instead! We wish MFAB in it's new form every success.