The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #101814   Message #2057565
Posted By: ossonflags
21-May-07 - 08:33 AM
Thread Name: Come Freedom Cottingha Live 30 MAy
Subject: RE: Come Freedom Cottingha Live 30 MAy
It is not unusual for performers /guests to pay at the door of folk clubs.Going back to the gloriouse days of the "Rugby tavern" folk club dock street Hull in the seventies, I have seen such stalwarts as Dick Gaughan, Martin Carthy. Bob Davenport et all pay to get in........then it was the princley sum of 50pence!! I think that would have bought you five pints of Camerons Strongarm then. So I reckon a quid or two in the twenty first century aint out the way to keep music live.

I dont get to Cottingham live as much as I would like, but keep on doing a great job Linda, you can always count on my support - paying performer and all.