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Thread #103732   Message #2125124
Posted By: GUEST,Ruston Hornsby - again
14-Aug-07 - 08:03 AM
Thread Name: Morris segregation
Subject: RE: Morris segregation
...just to add a further point the the above, I don't necessarily agree on the point regarding partners. It is often assumed that every morris dancer and musician and their non-performer partner if they have one are folkies to the core and would be coming to the festival anyway if they hadn't been booked as a performer. This is not always the case. It certainly isn't in our team. Quite a few members would not want to come without their partner and family but would not be prepared to pay for a ticket for them as they aren't into the music and even if they are would be hanging around with the team rather than taking up a seat in aconcer - so wouldn't really get anything like value from it. The other point which has been discussed on Mudcat before is the amout of money morris teams collect on behalf of the festival. Certainly in the case of Whitby last year this was an impressive amount which would have paid for several concert acts.