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Thread #63581   Message #1033607
Posted By: Sir Roger de Beverley
11-Oct-03 - 07:04 AM
Thread Name: News from East Yorks N Lincs
Subject: RE: News from East Yorks N Lincs
Eric beat me to this message but I had planned to put up a full explanation anyway:

Steve has given up his lease of the Sun with immediate effect but will be running the pub on a "caretaker" basis until the pubco that owns it finds another punter to take on a lease. Steve's best guess is that this will be a minimum of six weeks but could be up to six months.

In the meantime the sessions on Tuesday and Sunday are still welcome until Steve does go and even then the new licensee may be as welcoming as Steve was when he took over 19 months ago. So there is no immediate rush to find a new venue - but we are open to offers.

The Sunday bookings will finish after PTH's next gig on November 9th. I have tried to contact all acts who have bookings there (and the bookings go well into 2004)butif anyone reads it here for the first time my apologies.

Since Steve took over the pub in March 2002 he has been a great support to the local folk and acoustic scene - paying for an act every Sunday night and giving beer and food to performers in the sessions as well as supporting the folk festival fringe. In total we have put on about 80 evening performances which have included:

Rod Clements, Slide, The Hot Tamales, Punch The Horse, Doghouse Skiffle Group, LMR, Kwame.D, Peculiar Blue, Two Short Planks, Cara, Cunla, Pete & Rog, St Louis Zipper, Kick n Rush and loads more.

So, good luck to Steve in the future. We will carry on at the Sun for now but please do turn up for my session on the last Sunday of October and Mick's on the first Sunday in November as they may well be the last ones to be held there and it would be nice to go out in style..

Roger