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evansakes Frome Folk festival (12) RE: Frome Folk festival 24 Feb 12

Why do so many moan and groan when folks have the vision and courage (brass balls more like) to stick their neck out to organise an event such as this in an adverse economic climate (and in a town with no particular association with folk music).

It's hard enough at the moment running small folk music events at established folk venues (we can testify to that)

Get behind these people for once....they don't HAVE to do it! There was no funding for this....the promoters risked their own money and apparently broke even. All the musicians supported it willingly and were paid accordingly. They weren't coerced into being there against their will. By any definition it was a stunning line-up for a festival debut.

Don't know why the locals would have been unaware of it. There were posters everywhere and it was the main story on the front page of the local newspaper. Yes, there were teething problems but what would you expect? The organisers and volunteers will learn from it and it'll all run smoother next year.

Here's something positive from the local media!


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