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Posted By: Ferrara
10-Jun-02 - 04:17 PM
Thread Name: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
Home, feeling blissful. Many many thanks to Dick, Susan, Abby, Barry who cajoled me into it!

Highlights: The Geordie workshop. Lou Killen sang "Ah Can Hew" the best I've ever heard it (better than his recorded version.) Everything Lou sang. Everything I heard Danny and Joyce McLeod sing. Ditto Ian Robb and Jeff Warner. Watching the Banoullie (sp) Whalers do a play-party game that involved passing bricks from one spot to another at top speed without getting your fingers pinched....

Loved the Friday night sing, and Wotcha really raised the rafters with "We'll Fathom the Bowl." Fantastic singing, Wotcha. Dan and Bonnie Milner, Ken Schatz, Barry Finn, I agree with Vixen -- so nice to get to see them more than once a year! And the Welsh group were fantastic at the Friday late night sing.

Early Friday night, singing chestnuts like The Old Dun Cow with Warp Four, who were here from Ireland for the festival. During the day, hearing Pat Sheridan of W4 sing The Rocky Road to Dublin.

Guess it was all one big highlight. I slept through a lot of it as usual (including the Saturday pub sing) but I'm so glad to have gone and I got home in great shape -- very relaxed.