This is just a note to say that, unfortunately,
there has had to be a last-minute change of plans regarding the Willows on
WEDNESDAY 30th APRIL. As many of you will know, on that
date we have our good friends WOOD WIRE & WORDS
appearing. This gig will be going ahead - but, unfortunately, it
has now become necessary for us to house this gig in a different venue.
Last Wednesday, the Football Club advised me that
they had the opportunity of hosting a major (and highly lucrative) football
match at the club on Wednesday 30th April. This match would require the
use of the function room that the Willows rents. I felt very awkward
about the situation, and after much agonising, for various reasons I opted to
acquiese to the Football Club's request.
As a consequence, we do not have the use of the
Football Club function room on this date. We will instead be running the
evening in Clapham & Patching Village Hall, a venue well
known to many of our regulars.
We will be hiring in a bar for the evening (as the
village hall does not have one), and all other aspects of the gig remain the
same, i.e. time, price, etc. More details will follow shortly, with a map,
and I hope that you will feel able to support us, and Wood Wire & Words, for
I apologise for the short notice of this, and hope
you will appreciate that this was completely unexpected and very much out of our
hands. For my own part, I'm extremely concerned, as we have,
naturally, been advertising this gig as taking place in the Willows'
regular home of Arundel Football Club. If any of you have friends or other
contacts connected with the folk scene, I'd be grateful if, this once, you could
please circulate this information, as it is obviously of paramount importance
that this news reaches as many people as possible as quickly as possible.
Many thanks for your help! :)
For those of you awaiting this month's April
newsletter, due to the sudden and unexpected change of plan for this evening, it
will be delayed by a couple of days, but I hope to send it out shortly.
I hope we shall have the pleasure of welcoming you
to the Willows soon - take care for now, and look forward to seeing you
The Famous Willows Folk
Arundel, West Sussex