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Thread #77143 Message #1379186
Posted By: Don(Wyziwyg)T
14-Jan-05 - 03:46 PM
Thread Name: Folk music in England.
Subject: RE: Folk music in England.
Further to that, Peter, I actually asked them not to include us in their listing, as we couldn't trust it. They got that wrong as well. You can't even get rid of them when you want to. Shades of Readers Digest.
The internet does seem to be the future in one way, and it is already useful to some extent, thanks to the efforts of those very good people who spend all their free time generating websites, and constantly updating them. However, from personal experience of searching for new venues at which I might perform, chasing pro bookings, even the very best sites are heavily larded with venues which have closed down or moved without informing the webmasters.
Surfers who spend time and call charges on defunct contact numbers, are unlikely to continue to do so. It is true also, that many clubs only give E-Mail for contact, and many take 2 - 3 days to respond. Not too helpful if I find that I'm going to be in their area tomorrow, and want to check that they are, in fact, running. My club is listed on several websites, but the locals around here, either haven't found them, or aren't looking. Apathy still rules........