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Thread #123446 Message #2719675
Posted By: Folkiedave
09-Sep-09 - 07:51 AM
Thread Name: The Ol Boys Folk Club & Festival Network
Subject: RE: The Ol Boys Folk Club & Festival Network
Lizzie, I really do not want to know about your life - as such. What I would like you to do when you make wild claims about "Old Boys Networks" and singers "Who have been shoved aside by "The Folk Network" is to produce some evidence such claims.
Apparently you know who the Old Boys Network consists of but unfortunately you have no idea of their names.
You want to see new young organisers. I pointed out that the Sidmouth Festival which is local to you, has a new organiser under 45 years of age and who has been appointed in the last year. I thought that was what you were asking for. Clearly words when you write them do not mean what most people think they mean - only what you say they mean.
Warwick has a young marketing manager.
Gate to Southwell and Shepley have only been going three years. Both headlined Show of Hands. A band you were contstantly asking for earlier this year and apparently you have now wiped them off your myspace. That'll upset them!
You have been screaming and raving about Seth Lakeman. Well he is on at Bromyard this coming weekend and headlines Shepley next May.
The fact is that what you say is not borne out by any facts that I recognise and I go to a lot of festivals.
I'd like to know how you have come to your conclusions and I thought listing the festivals/folk clubs that you have been to and seen evidence of this "Old Boys Networks" and "The Folk Network" at work would be the easiest way of doing it.
But if you have another way I would be delighted to read the evidence.