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Thread #125998   Message #2795731
Posted By: GUEST,woodsie
24-Dec-09 - 12:50 PM
Thread Name: the UK folk revival in 2010
Subject: RE: the UK folk revival in 2010
15p that was extremely cheap for 1974! in my neck of the woods (London) it was averaging 25p my take home wages were about 25 pw so I could buy 100 pints! Today's average wage for the job I was doing back then (accounts clerk) is about 300pw so again I could still buy 100 pints. But I do agree 3 is a bit steep and also more people are feeling the pinch or out of work altogether these days. The pricing of beer is the fault of the crap government along with the greedy large brewers. I am involved in two sessions that are in pubs and one that is in a local sports hall all three are currentlt thriving because we get the numbers in week after week and they spend money across the bars. Although the landlords are in charge of the premises they are certainly not "in charge" of our clubs. I remember when a landlord once tried to tell one club (a very well known club in north kent) what acts to book, they just told him to get stuffed and moved into another premises a few weeks later. When starting a club at a pub you must have an agreement with the landlord on how and who runs the club. The usual thing is "you run the bar" "we run the music and club membership" If any issues come up then they are discussed by both parties. A landlord has the right to refuse entry to his premises as does any landlord of a community hall etc.

We do need music in all types of venues to be kept alive and kicking. The very people who don't turn up week after week are the same ones who will start whingeing "there's no live msic" when the clubs close!