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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Live music in Monmouth under threat

The Queens Head in Monmouth says it may have to abandon its programme of free live music gigs every Wednesday and Sunday due to a fall in attendances and bar takings.

Music in Monmouth, an independent group which books the bands, says over-the-counter sales have fallen to the point where the pub is making a loss on live music nights.

The venue offers a wide range of jazz, blues, folk and roots, including visiting stars such as John Law and Asaf Sirkis along with local artistes.

They say they'll try to fulfil their existing programme, but won't take any more bookings unless things improve.

Organisers are urging people to support the venue by attending gigs, bringing friends, spreading the word, or becoming sponsors.

See the Queens Head website for details of forthcoming events.


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