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Posted By: MartinRyan
27-Apr-11 - 06:49 AM
Thread Name: Easter Maritime Festival
Subject: RE: Easter Maritime Festival
Some interesting comments, Blowz. I was there for a few hours on Saturday and enjoyed it immensely. Thought the compact yet varied site worked very well - serendipity kicked in at irregular intervals... The weather certainly helped, of course. Sat in on the bar singaround around lunchtime and enjoyed the quite light touch approach adopted by the shanty groups who opened and then managed the "watches" involved. I gather the singaround didn't really happen on the opening day but it picked up momentum nicely on the Saturday. I wasn't around for the concert, which I gather went well.

Must say I particularly enjoyed the singing on the Bigmore. While a few more chairs would have been welcome, it would perhaps be a pity to make it too tidy!

Regards

p.s. only "negative" comment I heard was that an off-site session in a nearby pub involved too much of a cultural dichotomy!