The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #109916   Message #2308096
Posted By: TheSnail
06-Apr-08 - 05:49 AM
Thread Name: Our ghastly folk tradition
Subject: RE: Our ghastly folk tradition
Diame Easby

and no, Slimy Slug, I'm NOT going to name those involved

No, I thought you probably wouldn't.

I've never been at the Slug's gaffe in Lewes but many who have have described it to me as well-run and an excellent shop window for trad music.

Thank you. It's difficult to judge yourself but I get the impression that we have a good reputation.

I think that a great deal of our success is our inclusiveness. We go out of our way to make sure that everyone who want to gets a floor spot if time allows. We have a Family Hold Back policy meaning that residents will give up their chance to perform to make room. We don't demand references or give auditions or bar anybody on the basis of their previous performance. Wanting to perform is the only criterion. It seems to work.

Do give us a visit, Diane. I promise you'll get a floor spot.

(What did the slug say to the snail? "Big Issue , sir?")