The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #109916   Message #2306430
Posted By: TheSnail
04-Apr-08 - 10:07 AM
Thread Name: Our ghastly folk tradition
Subject: RE: Our ghastly folk tradition
Brian Peters

I can't understand why the unexceptionable point that Tom's been trying to make has attracted such strong disagreement.

The last thing I want to do is fall out with you, Brian but the point I'm trying to make is that the overwhelming majority of people who run folk clubs and do most of the work at festivals are volunteers. Most of the performers in folk clubs, even those who get paid for the occasional guest, spot are amateurs. I think the professionals need to understand that and why we do it. Know your market.