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Thread #137194 Message #3138095
Posted By: GUEST,Chris B (Born Again Scouser)
19-Apr-11 - 06:26 AM
Thread Name: Folk Performers Association
Subject: RE: Folk Performers Association
I think it sounds like a great idea. I tried to do something similar in Liverpool last year but didn't get any takers. I think part of the reason for that is that on the Irish circuit, particularly, musicians can be very territorial and jealous about safeguarding their 'patch' which means it is very difficult to persuade people to make short-term individual sacrifices for some uncertain, long-term collective gain. Basically, people instinctively look after number 1. I think I still have a copy of the proposal I drafted somewhere if you want to have a look at it.