The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #154064   Message #3626164
Posted By: Jon Bartlett
15-May-14 - 12:13 AM
Thread Name: Princeton BC Trad Music Festival 2014
Subject: RE: Princeton BC Trad Music Festival 2014
Yea, a fine group indeed!

There are of course financial constraints. Our festival is entirely free: no-one (including the performers) is paid. We subsist on grants, ad sales and donations. We accommodate our performers in a campsite or through billets, we feed them all at local restaurants, and we manage most years to give them a bit of travel money - but that's it.

professional performers have to give up a weekend of potential paying gigs to come to the Festival, and that's a measure of our success, that so many are willing to do that. We can hope that groups as fine as COIG can come visit us if it fits timewise into a paying BC tour.

Jon Bartlett