Irish audio has become increasingly popular over the last few years and has inspired many fans to put together their own Irish music golf equipment.
Sometimes, unfortunately, their expertise has not matched their enthusiasm and also the clubs have folded before they’ve had the opportunity to become established. Here are some pointers for establishing a club that will last and thrive.
1 Find the proper venue. A pub or bar could be the obvious place but try to ensure you have a separate room far from the main bar in the spine area or upstairs. This gives you much more control.
If you use the main bar it’s going to be difficult to charge an entrance fee as people who have no interest in the music will want to enter. A separate room also causes it to become easier for you to make certain people keep quiet while this singers are performing.
Make sure the venue has good parking and it is close to public transport as this can make it easier for more people to attend and so increase you probability of success. That picturesque little bar inside the countryside may seem nice but if no-one can get there then it’s zero good.
2 Make sure you then have a large group of good performers behind you before you start. Ideally, you need at least 10 dependable acts because not everyone will be able to make it every night and also the last thing you want is made for the audience to turn up but there is absolutely no one to entertain them.
3. Try to obtain a good cross section of performing artists. Irish music is very rich and varied therefore you want your club to mirror that. Someone singing lilting celtic ballads could be very nice but it will be much more effective if the ballads are interspersed with acts doing singalong drinking ditties or a fiddle band performing jigs along with reels.
4 Spice things up occasionally with a professional act. This may be expensive but most successful clubs find a way to save their takings each 7 days and hire in a professional monthly. This will give your club lots of extra credibility and the extra people who are attracted by the professional will hopefully start coming along for a singers’ nights as well.
5 Get someone reliable about the door to take the money. This is often overlooked but not everyone could possibly be the star act. Someone who can maintain the finances is essential if the club is to survive.