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GUEST,Tom Bliss UK Folk Club Survey (50) RE: UK Folk Club Survey 25 Nov 10

Ha - guessed it was you Graham.

148 and counting - very good!

I think the other data someone might need eventually would be figures for how many clubs/gatherings there are - and whether purely participatory, or with guests - and if so how many per year, typical fees, numbers attending and so on. And also to what extent those figures have changed over the past , say, 15 years.

The AFO/Mrs Casey figures for Folk Festival Spend etc have proved invaluable when convincing councils of the value of a festival etc. If we could do something similar for folk/acoustic gatherings it might help in lots of ways, some of them as yet unknown.

I do have notes around this, based on phone calls to organisers over the past 10 years and other inputs, but I wasn't keeping records for use as empirical evidence - merely so I'd know if/when to try to blag another gig!

But that would have to be a slightly different survey.


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