Mudcat Café message #3652888 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #155117   Message #3652888
Posted By: GUEST,Cllr
22-Aug-14 - 05:20 AM
Thread Name: Sidmouth Folk Festival 2014
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Festival 2014
The sessions in the middle bar especially the afternoon were very well attended.
Middle bar singers won the Bill Rutter award for the fifteenth time in thirty five years ( and we didn't compete for about 15 of them!)
Festival Director was brilliant and deserves praise for getting involved in fringe by taking a day to sample different aspects and not just visiting but actively participating.
He allwod himself to be dragged in to the sea by the MBS and was not allowed out till he sung a shanty.
He also competed with his family in the Doom Gloom and Despondency competition   coming a very creditable second.

oh and the shanty night in the Anchor combined with Exmouth Shanty man run ashore raised 1226.61 for the Sidmouth Life Inshore Boat.
It was a great festival