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Thread #9866   Message #66446
Posted By: o'hanrahan
28-Mar-99 - 02:07 AM
Thread Name: Favorite Music Festivals
Subject: RE: Favorite Music Festivals
One thing I really like is having the ability to camp on site of a festival. The campfire entertainment is extremely enjoyable as is the fun jamming around from campsite to campsite with your temporary neighbors and newfound friends. I wish more festivals had this set up.

I enjoy Winterhawk, Falcon Ridge, The Boston Irish Fest at Stonehill College in early June, sadly I believe it to be the same weekend as Mystic. There was for numerous years a music fest called the Eisteffod(sp) held in September at UMass Dartmouth (near New Bedford) but it was not held last fall and I fear it has run its' course. The Big Easy Bash in Rhode Island is pretty cool,held around Labor Day I think.

I have attended many of the Newport Folk Fests and have been quite disappointed at how it is now a Popfolk venue saturating the lineup with singer/songwriters who although may be talented, aren't what i'm looking for in a Folk Fest. I'm particularlty weary of their Indigo Girls hype which annually turns sunday into an all out rock type concert complete with screaming fans...it all comes off as too commercial for my taste.

My dream list includes attending Kerrville in Texas, Cropready in England, the Edinburgh tradional fest in August and maybe spending a summer month in Eire attending all the local Feis, and perhaps visit a pub or two.

I am looking forward to reading more responses, particularly about folk/camping festivals.

bye,bye O'Hanrahan