28th September. Today in 2007 this web site was created with the hope of making Country Music events more widely known, and thus encouraging greater attendances and thus making the events more financially viable for the organisers and enjoyable for the audience.
Things began very well, but gradually, the number of clubs has fallen, for a variety of reasons, and now thanks to the pandemic, virtually all activity has ceased. Frequent changes to the Government restrictions mean that it is almost imposssible for organisers to arrange events. For instance, the paragraph below is taken today from the Government web site...
3.18 Can I go to my hobby club / amateur musical group / other leisure activity?
It is against the law to gather in groups of more than 6, where people are from different households or support bubbles. Some activities - such as those organised for under-18s - are exempt. In a COVID-19 Secure venue or public outdoor place, non-professional performing arts activity, including choirs, orchestras or drama groups can continue to rehearse or perform together where this is planned activity in line with the performing arts guidance and if they can do so in a way that ensures that there is no interaction between groups of more than 6 at any time.
If an amateur group is not able to ensure that no mingling takes place between these sub-groups of no more than 6 (including when arriving at or leaving activity or in any breaks or socialising) then such non-professional activity should not take place.
We are aware that some organisers are optimistic that events will be able to resume soon, and we can only hope that they are sucessful for both the audience, and the artistes who are currently unemployed.
If you are going to attend any events PLEASE check with the organisers as to rules and availability.
Hoping our normal servise can resume soon...
Mick and Maggie