Mudcat Café message #2602055 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #119211   Message #2602055
Posted By: The Borchester Echo
01-Apr-09 - 07:22 AM
Thread Name: Tom Bliss Article -So long and thanks
Subject: RE: Tom Bliss Article -So long and thanks
The Spitz is still a venue, it just sadly had to move out of Spitalfields. It's very good at publicity, sending out weekly emailings. Many still remember a Sunday lunchtime gig when Dr Faustus followed a Japanese techno band.

I' m sceptical of the concept of a "national folk network", I mean how many times has this been tried before? I was involved in the British Federation of Folk Clubs and the Folk Directory in 1969. These represented only those who bothered (or wanted) to be herded into categories. Sunsequent similar attempts haven't got all that far. Musicians are musicians and frequently (nay, preferably) often work across genres.

Organisers need, surely, to be aware of what's out there and take note of what their clientele wants and also be able to persuade them to take in what they don't yet know they want.