Mudcat Café message #3211480 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #139860   Message #3211480
Posted By: The Sandman
23-Aug-11 - 01:05 PM
Thread Name: Sidmouth Folk Week - New Director
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week - New Director
IMO, It was preferable when the EFDSS ran this festival.
Any agent running a festival,IS going to be tempted to book predominantly their own acts, and that is not good for the festival, it becomes a closed shop.
   This is why I prefer folk clubs, that are run by enthusiasts rather than FOLK CLUBS run by entrepreneurs,if an enthusiast is a good organiser there is no reason why their club should not be successfull as many are.
god forbid the day when folk clubs are taken over by those whose only motive is making money.