Mudcat Café message #2554706 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #116964   Message #2554706
Posted By: SPB-Cooperator
01-Feb-09 - 03:47 PM
Thread Name: Why folk clubs are dying
Subject: RE: Why folk clubs are dying
From experience the kisses of death for folk clubs seem to be:

(1) Lack of supportive venues (i.e. clubs having to move at the whim of a brewery/change of management, and loud music in another bar drowning out the music in the club).
(2) Regulars becoming too introspective making 'outsiders' feel unwelcome.
(3) Lack of professionalism in club organisation, e.g. starting late.
(4) In-fighting between those who want to stamp their authority on club policies and those who pull there finger out and actually do the work.