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Thread #157469   Message #3729597
Posted By: 4ADiva
11-Aug-15 - 10:59 AM
Thread Name: Sidmouth Folkweek 2015
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folkweek 2015
YES, YES, I was there!
I had to curtail my musical activities to work around my non-musical family members' ideas of fun, but thanks to help from you Mudcatters, I was able to find several sessions to visit.
I was at the ballads session (I think it was Monday--remember, I was on vacation, so the days of the week are kind of blurred....) and sang "Spare Me the Life of Georgie." I was impressed at how many people attended that session. Traditional ballads don't get much mileage in my neck of the woods.
I also visited the morning session at the RY&F on Thursday when many people did songs in honour of Hiroshima Day. I sang a Canadian standard "Song for the Mira" and was surprised how many people knew it well enough to sing along.
Finally, I attended the Comic Songs and Parodies session, which was great fun. I sang a parody of "Memory."
I saw one of the big Morris showcases at the Connaught and walked along the promenade to view the booths and listen to the buskers.
I also saw a street parade led by the Spooky guys.
I wish I could have done more, but was happy to have sampled what I did.
A future visit may need to be arranged, but there are so many other festivals to visit! :-)
Thanks for the hospitality, everyone!