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Lancashire Lad Are there subsidies for any folk clubs? (29) RE: Are there subsidies for any folk clubs? 06 May 06

As Rhiannon says, many landlords are happy to host such events (especially in the quieter mid week period) as this can boost their bar takings. However in todays time where many landlords are struggling to pay their rents, they may opt for the most profitable night they can put on. If these means dumping the folk based event in favour of s more profitable regular booking they will do it.

One option that you might consider is fundraising via a different route. At Woven Wheat Whispers we are currently discussing the possibility of making a fund raising album available for a couple of folk clubs. I wont bore you with all the detail here, but the general idea is local artists record and contribute a track or two each which we compile into a downloadable album. The Folk club sets the selling price and everytime some kind soul pays to download the album, it adds a few quid into club funds. It will never make a vast amount of money, but it might just help keep the wolf from the door.

If that sounds an interesting idea to anyone, you are quite free to email me by clicking here.


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