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GUEST,MJC Tenterden Folk Festival, 5-7 Oct, 2007 (82* d) RE: Tenterden Folk Festival, 5-7 Oct, 2007 12 Oct 07

Not a bad weekend but I have to say last year was better. It wasn't helped by staying at a dirty hotel. We had to ask them to clean the toilet, bring us some toilet roll, bring an extra towel as we were only given one between the two of us for the whole weekend. The hot water tap in the sink simply didn't work, the shower was either too hot to get in or too cold to get in and was full of scum in the shower tray where it hadn't been cleaned. The Woolpack might do some great beer and nice food but you really don't want to stay there.

In terms of the festival - not bad at all. Had a good weekend all in all watching the morris dancing and visiting the stalls etc. I just felt that the Vine was very much the wrong place for a session. It's a wine bar and had no atmosphere at all. On top of that the session was stuck in the smallest corner where only a handful of people could join in and listners were forced to stand in front of the door (also the fire exit). We felt unable to join in and started our own session at the Woolpack. Within half an hour the pub was heaving and people were joining us saying they too found it hard to join in at the Vine.

Perhaps the White Lion or the Woolpack would be a better venue for the opening and closing session next year.

P.S. We also started a session in the street outside the Woolpack on Saturday evening and a local photographer took some pics. Does anyone know which paper he was from as I'd love a copy.


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