Mudcat Café message #2105516 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #98676   Message #2105516
Posted By: Soldier boy
17-Jul-07 - 09:06 PM
Thread Name: Staithes Music weekend
Subject: RE: Staithes Music weekend
Sorry, I'll be at Saddleworth Folk Festival this weekend as well.
Had seriously considered coming to Staithes but was seriously put off by comments Tim the Twangler made on Mudcat on the "10th Saddleworth" thread (17 July).
It's no good having someone that supposedly acts as a spokesperson and representative of Staithes Music weekend going onto other threads and slagging off other folk festivals.
I am sure that the Staithes weekend is a brilliant weekend and I was very tempted to come to it but Tim has done you a disservice by disrespecting Saddleworth folk goers.
He says I 'misunderstood' him and that his comments were only meant to be 'irony,humour and banter'but I don't think so.
It could be that his mouth runneth over without considering the implications of what he is saying. In which case I do apologise to him. But if he is truly a representative and official spokesperson of Staithes Music weekend he really must be careful about what he says and try to stop antagonising people.
He's even managed to do this on this thread!
Sorry to bring a negative tone to this thread but I think it had to be said.
I sincerely wish you all a fantastic weekend and in the spirit of all us folkies that seek peace and harmony, god bless you all.