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Fidjit Folk Festivals: Like/ Dislike? (74* d) RE: Folk Festivals: Like/ Dislike? 15 Oct 10

Not been to that many.
Did Cambridge in '72 when it was a Folk Festival and got to sing in the club tent. Also joined in on some sessions.

Performed at the first Skagen, Denmark'72. When it was small. Been back several times lately. To big now and getting samey. Although there is a lot going on. Best to do all the free stuff.

It depends on what you like. For me there have to be fringe events.
I don't do many concerts as I want to take part myself. So mostly do the fringe events.

I'll follow the Morris sides. Join in the Music and song sessions. Do the sing around even though I might only get to sing one song throughout the whole evening.

Towersy three years ago was Ok, as once you'd paid the 80 ticket you could wander and enjoy everything. Concerts all day long. Dancing all night long. And even join in. Which I did.

Broadstairs I liked at the same time. With all the, "meet the artists gigs" during the daytime. Got close and intimate. Been back twice since, again just doing the fringe. (cheaper)

Did Sidmouth two years ago which I enjoyed immensely. Getting involved with Herbaceous Border. Again I only did the fringe.

Did a wet Dartmoor at the same time. Bought a ticket 30. Small and good but the barn dance on grass was a No, No. Again the fringe and Morris was good.

Have been to Cheltenham and enjoyed that. Enough of everything.

I think we are mostly participants than just listeners. Therefore we like the Miskin style of FF.

White Horse is a good little one. Enough of everything for a weekend.

Folk Station is on my list as I know Andy does a good job. (Re Miskin)

Was at a wet Tenteden for the first time. Good enough, but as Richard says above, Woolpack too small. Music session in the Lion bit better.

Plan to be at Chippenham next year 2011. And hopefully many others. Like Upton and Bampton, where I've heard good reports.

But You'll see me mostly at the fringe events.

I'll get me coat.


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