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Thread #92147   Message #1761837
Posted By: GUEST,Gavin Atkin
16-Jun-06 - 07:20 PM
Thread Name: English Dance & Song Mag
Subject: RE: English Dance & Song Mag
Well said Shirley, and Johnny A too. I think any members' magazine for a church that's as broad as EFDSS must be a challenge for anyone.

I don't always agree with what Derek does and I tell him, because like Shirley I've been somewhat involved. However, I think his heart is absolutely in the right place. He's taking care to include something for each of the constituencies the Society addresses including the older revivalists, the Morris, the song enthusiasts, the ceilidh scene and the rest. He's offering people ways-in to a range of tradition-related activities. And he's making the thing very human by introducing not just about the traditions but the young, middle-aged and older people involved in continuing and reviving them.

As Johnny says, offer him ideas, printable articles, photos and the rest and who knows what kind of EDS we might see in future.