Mudcat Café message #3885751 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162917   Message #3885751
Posted By: The Sandman
30-Oct-17 - 03:27 PM
Thread Name: What is Happening to our Folk Clubs
Subject: RE: What is Happening to our Folk Clubs
'Spontaneous sessions in Ireland have shrunk to almost non existence, accompanied by a dramatic decline in pubs. Likewise performances in bars have had a massive decline over the same time frame'

That is utter nonsense and betrays a complete lack of knowledge and insight with regards what is going on in Ireland.
I disagree, in County Cork, Regulr weekly music sessions, that also go on during the winter appear to be slightly in decline[ i am not referring to paid gigs].