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Hamish Birchall Bulletin


Friday 23rd March 2007 - Folk festival cancelled due to 'over zealous' licensing enforcement


This year's Miskin Easter folk festival near Cardiff has been cancelled. The organisers' website includes this comment:

'Following, in our view, over zealous application of powers embodied in the new licencing act, we have been forced to cancel Miskin at Easter for this year.'

They add: ' Please don't ask questions, or offer suggestions, we have fought very hard and we think covered every angle. Furthermore, any speculation or laying of blame could very easily upset the delicate negotiations we are involved in to secure the future of Miskin at Easter.'


Hamish Birchall