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Posted By: VirginiaTam
08-Mar-09 - 06:36 AM
Thread Name: Tom Bliss Article -So long and thanks
Subject: RE: Tom Bliss - So long and thanks
The Villan is right about Village Halls. Very good idea. In some areas halls have been under threat by high utility bills, council taxes, lack of community use and drooling land developers.

The problem is in the planning, arranging, garnering talent, marketing events, printing and selling tickets. The little folk clubs I have visited in Essex aren't up to this much time, let alone money investment.

Seems to me, in the economic downturn, people are going to be looking out for value for money entertainment that is close to home. Fewer people can afford festivals, big concerts, shows in the big cities, etc. But they still want some culture. The financial crunch could be a bonanza for singer/sonwriters. Which could also fuel new interest in folk and traditional music.

So what is the best way to start organising these concerts? Needs advocates all over the country to push the project along.

Ok. climbing down off dream cloud now.