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Thread #157469   Message #3724245
Posted By: Mr Red
17-Jul-15 - 04:37 AM
Thread Name: Sidmouth Folkweek 2015
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folkweek 2015
Is there any advance info on The Fringe ?

Yup - been to the barber's to get summer plumage.

Perhaps I don't understand what some folks think of as proper dancing. Sounds a bit snobbish to me. I see free(ish) ceilidhs in the Anchor twice a day, including Blowzabella one afternoon. Irish Set dances, Euro Bal, contra (yes but is that proper dancing?) not to mention myriad workshops on same. Then there are all those erudite thingies on something called Folk whatever that is. Free(ish) sessions and singarounds. And all those people (are they folk?) to meet & greet. And there is always the option to steward, for those who like talking to people.

So - tell me, if I went to Ibiza or Costa del English - how much would it cost me? And how much in self esteem? Having never been on a package holiday. I will - one day - do Dubrovnic or Barcelona, for personal reasons, but while I have feet that will rant, or hornpipe - it can wait.

True the ceilidh on Friday that never happens is not in the programme (;-) - now tell again - if that is not Folk what is? Spontaneous fun, ad hoc partisan musicians, and so free anyone can af-ford it.