Mudcat Café message #542878 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #38260   Message #542878
Posted By: The Shambles
05-Sep-01 - 06:25 PM
Thread Name: Write an Email for Shambles? Part 2
Subject: RE: Write an Email for Shambles? Part 2
The Political Party season is nearly on us. The MPs will be gathering, so this is an opportunity to try and get them to act together.

In fairness to councils, who do at least try not to prevent Morris dancing, mainly because they have some idea of what they are. Councils do not know what sessions and informal traditional musical gatherings are.........

The problem is made worse because generally people in the UK, who take part in them, do not wish to inform them, for fear of their sessions being prevented.

For councils to act sensibly, they must be made aware of the problem and the real size of it.

This is especially true of the new legislation, which will not be in force for a few years yet. Our voice must be heard, now under current legislation and to ensure that the new, is not even worse...........

If there is one thing that we can all do is to stop hiding and stand up for the music we love, and urge others to do the same.