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Roger in Sheffield ATTENTION ALL UK FOLKIES URGENT HELP? (97* d) RE: ATTENTION ALL UK FOLKIES URGENT HELP? 09 Sep 01


guest it's not about 55p and never was, its about pubs having to subsidize sessions. If a landlord has twenty people in the pub that's OK, if those people start singing together he is then obliged to pay 365x55p to allow them to do so - for safety reasons. It can't be right surely?
Folk music won't die, of course not, but ordinary folk will be denied the chance to sing and make music together without being charged

The problem I think is that we all have to work together or not at all. If only a handful of people make fuss then the danger is that nothing changes, or worse that attention is drawn to all those pubs that are being overlooked at present
Its a real shame, the case looks so strong for freeing pubs from this catch that I would like to keep fighting.
On the other hand I have not received any support from the local area, no willingness to fight this
I am worried that if this is pursued without greater support then it could be very damaging.
Yesterday I mentioned this to McFat in an otherwise empty pub and felt very guilty indeed when I noticed the landlady was listening and looking very worried.
So where do we go from here?


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