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Posted By: Chris_S
14-Aug-12 - 02:59 PM
Thread Name: So how was Sidmouth 2012 for you?
Subject: RE: So how was Sidmouth 2012 for you?
I thought it was a great year. Unlike most people here we had season tickets and found we really wanted to do 3 concerts a day to see the artists we were interested in so used Kenaway House, Bedford and Ham concert venues. Lots of great performances and many new discoveries. Too many to list all but stand outs were Mawkin (great musicinaship and energy), Jonny Kearney and Lucy Farrell (utterly beguiling), Oyster Band and June Tabor (just brilliant), Martin Simpson (wonderful guests and stunning playing), Old Man Ludecke (fab story telling and stage presence), Whapweazel (blew cobwebs away), Telling the Bees (wierdly wondeful), Anahata and Mary Humphries (great songs and playing), Stream of Sound (joyful and uplifting). I'm sure there are more but my over riding memory is amazement at the quality of the performances we saw. I love the newish Kenaway concert venue (under the guiding hand of Ian Anderson of FolkRoots for the afternoons). Beer was cheap enough at the venues and I was amazed that most did not charge anything for a pint of soda water which was my usual tipple. 10 days that just flew by, definately will be returning.