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Posted By: stallion
28-May-12 - 10:31 AM
Thread Name: singarounds Northwest Folklife Festival
Subject: RE: singarounds Northwest Folklife Festival
So sorry we didn't catch up with Genie again, thank you so much for looking after us. We had a rather lazy day and the evening was a tad frenetic and after a few beers one forgets one has a telephone! For us the festival is done, we are packing to leave. There are so many people to thank for making our trip to Seattle such a wonderful experience it would require me to remember a lot of names and as many of you will know it is not my forte! Genie you deserve a special mention for encouraging us to sing (and quietening the old timey band) in the participants hospitality area, it won us a lot of friends, thanks. This festival is not widely known outside of the Northwest but it surely must be one of the best festivals ever. It works on so many levels, not least it's inclusivity, I have pictures of tots, perhaps not five years old, busking with fiddle at a standard which would put some adults to shame avery eclectic mix which must surely must float everyones boat somewhere in the Park. The singalongs where superperb regretfully were too numerous for us to get around them all. The participants of the "fringe" singalongs were very kind to us and made us feel so welcome. I don't really want to turn this thread into a slanging match but I have to say that the fringe here was far more
welcoming of strangers, by a country mile, to that of any British festival I have ever attended
It is a FREE festival though you wouldn't know it by the level of performance. Anyway had the knock to leave, thank you Seattle we will be back.