Unfortunately, due to very poor audience numbers we are suspending the Milkmaid Thursday Club for the time being.
We are very disappointed to do this, but we cannot afford to keep it going under the present circumstances.
We started it in 2008 and have had 10 wonderful years with top folk international and national artists performing for us along with superb local acts. I know all who came have had a fantastic time. We wanted to offer an event in the early evening for people with learning disabilities, to access a concert by world class folk artists who they wouldn’t ordinarily see unless a parent or support worker were involved or liked this music.
It is always about choice and if people didn’t like what they were listening to they wouldn’t come back. Sadly, in recent times I’ve been told it’s the support workers making the choice for them because they’re not keen on the music they don’t bring them, which is quite sad.
We hope to bring it back at some stage so watch this space.