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Thread #116964   Message #2545896
Posted By: Vin2
22-Jan-09 - 06:51 AM
Thread Name: Why folk clubs are dying
Subject: RE: Why folk clubs are dying
Anyroadup, back to the thread....another long established folk club is on the cards for closing in April - the Open Door Folk Club in Failsworth. I think poor Pualine & John have finally and sadly realised they can't carry on with the low numbers they've been getting over the recent past. I was at the Stanley Ackrington gig t'other Sunday and apart from the organisers and guest there were only 6 or 7 present and 3 of us had to leave before the second half to catch a train home.

I do hold my hand up and hang my head in shame a bit as one who through non attendance in the past has kinda failed this club but Sunday eve starting at nine just isn't suitable for me as getting home is difficult.

Not sure of the answer, mebbe Sunday lunch/afternoon sessions? Some interesting posts on this thread tho. Despite the decline in clubs, i feel the music/genre whatever is thriving and will survive one way or another even if it's just half a dozen in someone's living room.