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Posted By: GUEST,Desi C
27-Oct-10 - 07:35 AM
Thread Name: Fees (concert admission prices)
Subject: RE: Fees (concert admission prices)
Just a rider to my pevious rantings on this subject. I notice in the West Midlands Folk Mag (excellent mag see tradartsteam.co.uk) that Vin Garbut is appearing at a club in the area and tickets are indeed 10, against an average of about 5 for other gigs in the same club by quite well known guests. Is this because Vin rates himelf twice as good as them? or is he just trying to make a living?

As a club with a good following we will be taging bookings next year at our new venue, and initially we'll be looking for performers who may be willing to accept lower fees than usual in order to help a fairly new club secceed, as was very much the custom 20-30 years ago, when many top artists (inc' Martin Carthey, Ewan McColl) would even do free or expenses only appearances. but overall I think the vast majority of artists and clubs have very reasonable ticket prices and deserve full support

Desi C
The Circle Folk Club
Near Wolverhampton
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