Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Swanage Folk Festival

What will be the highlights of Swanage Folk Festival, I wonder?

If it follows the form of years past, the open Irish music session in The White Swan will be great.  As will the open singing in the Red Lion at the same time.

Ahh the memories - last year not only did we sing alongside our greatest shanty influence 'Kimber's Men', but we also got fined by some guy who thought he was in charge of the session. 

There's a couple of terrific acts at Sandpit Field on Saturday night (which is why we're not singing on Saturday night):

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Joe Broughton, Paloma Trig├ís, Tom Chapman and Dan Walsh are The Urban Folk Quartet. Four highly accomplished musicians, a dozen instruments and four voices coming together to craft a knockout show of globally–influenced, electrifying acoustic music that has been taking the international folk scene by storm.
Twice-nominated at BBC Folk Awards, contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding lap-tapping guitar, fiery fiddle and their trademark harmonies, creating a powerful wall of sound.

But Kelp! (or at least some of us) will be singing in the Red Lion on Sunday lunchtime at whatever is left of the open singing community.  It'll be fun.

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