Mudcat Café message #1229698 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #70681   Message #1229698
Posted By: Dave Bryant
20-Jul-04 - 06:17 AM
Thread Name: A little more news on Licensing
Subject: RE: A little more news on Licensing
I think that from the folk scene point of view, we should all be talking to the landlords of all the pubs that we currently know which do host sessions or clubs and which don't currently have music licenses.

We should be explaining to them that their first license application under the new scheme gives them the chance to obtain an entertainments license at no extra cost, but that if they delay, they will have to pay for one later.

We should also include the pubs which have non-regular events - ie during festivals or which are visited every now and again by sessions like "Travelling Folk" or even Morris Sides who like to have a song/music session after they've danced.

If a large percentage of pubs do take up the oportunity, many LA's will probably consider it not very profitable to witch-hunt those that haven't.

I realise that the act covers much more than pubs, but the vast majority of folk clubs and sessions do happen in these places.