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Thread #160291   Message #3807516
Posted By: Howard Jones
30-Aug-16 - 04:51 AM
Thread Name: Whitby Folk Week 2016
Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week 2016
Jack, I was only there for two days. I arrived mid-afternoon on Wednesday, too late for Ollie King's session, and had a sound-check at 4:30 so not much time to go looking for something else. After sound-checking and getting something to eat I went looking but all I found was an Irish session, and I don't play Irish. I took your advice to check the Elsinore but only found a rock-and-roll band in there. I went home late Thursday afternoon.

I don't find the programme very helpful as it only says "Music Session" without indicating what flavour of music to expect. I was able to work out from the session leaders that one of the Thursday sessions was going to be Irish. I couldn't find the leaders of the other session in the programme (I only realised afterwards that the guest list in the programme is broken down into sections rather than being in alphabetical order) so I had no idea what that would be like.

I had absolutely no luck finding any spontaneous sessions, other than than the aforementioned Irish one, but as I've said before I don't really know where to look.