Is sponsorship necessary for a successful festival?
Re Ennis Trad Festival/Derrygonnelly losing their funding. Is this necessarily a bad thing? Why are the sponsors pulling out? I’m just back from Gurteen where there are no invited muscians paid to host sessions, or should I say gigs! The village was overflowing with great music all weekend, with everyone made to feel welcome. Will musicians still travel to Ennis in November? Of course they will! Will it make for a more inclusive weekend? My guess is that it will.