Because of the success and rapid expansion of this site, it has been decided that it can very effectively replace the CONFERENCE – TOWN BANDS OF EUROPE (proposed for York, July 2002) which has been cancelled

Therefore, we propose radical improvement of The Waits Website in the following ways:

  1. Redesign the Waits Website with improved links to all aspects of Waits History & Performance.
  2. Expand, reorganise and improve online access to up-to-date information about Waits.
  3. Encourage researchers to publish their Waits articles online, under strict peer review by a panel of appointed referees.
  4. Promote informed discussion to enhance our knowledge of Waits’ activities.
  5. We invite all bands interested in the performance of music in the styles of Waits, Stadtpfeiffer, Pifferi etc. to consider the possibility of a weekend of workshops and performance as had been planned to coincide with the conference and to make their interest known to James or Chris.
James Merryweather
Chris Gutteridge