Mudcat Café message #2601039 The Mudcat Café TM
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Posted By: Banjiman
31-Mar-09 - 04:00 AM
Thread Name: Tom Bliss Article -So long and thanks
Subject: RE: Tom Bliss's article in TLT (UK)
1963..... I wasn't even born, oh, and a I run a club.

We had about 60 in on Saturday night (and we really are in the middle of nowhere) for The Young'Uns & Rebekah Findlay. None of the performers were born in 1963 (by a long way) either.

We put on a mixture of performers who present trad and more recently written material. No floor singers, we actively encourage professionalism..... and pay the artists as much as we can.

Diane, are you suggesting that pros and aspiring pros would be better off without clubs like ours? I really can't follow that logic.

Tom's article is a useful reference point, it is undoubtedly tough out there.