Mudcat Café message #2584770 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #119236   Message #2584770
Posted By: GUEST,synbyn
09-Mar-09 - 01:02 PM
Thread Name: Musicians Quiting and Venues Dying
Subject: RE: Musicians Quiting and Venues Dying
I think we're more or less on the same side here- if it works well it's a two-sided process-- the pub welcomes we musicians and we bring in enough trade for it to be worth their while. Which does mean that we have a duty to the landlord/landlady to entertain- and that means everyone in the pub must be entertained, not just the folkies, if we are in a bar rather than a clubroom. And I think people like variety- no-one would go to a dubliners session seven nights a week, and equally no-one would listen to bad salads for long. We musicians (moi?)have to involve everyone in the pub and give them a reason to come again- like melodeonboy say, landlords don't mind a little loss at first to build up a following... do they jen? of course they prefer s! and then there's an audience for local talent...
did i mention there's a woodshed soon?