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Thread #116964   Message #2522039
Posted By: GUEST,Howard Jones
22-Dec-08 - 05:19 AM
Thread Name: Why folk clubs are dying
Subject: RE: Why folk clubs are dying
In the days when I was a regular floor singer, I never had any problems with being asked to give up my slot because "Johnny Famous" has turned up. If a visitor to the area turns up, and particularly if they are known performers, it would be madness to turn them away. I'll be back next week, the visitor won't, so by all means give them a spot.

The clubs which I do have difficulty with are those which seem to be run as an ego-trip by the organisers, who fill up the evening with themselves and their cronies and never give anyone else a chance.