At the risk of being accused of being a
wimp, the day started off badly. There was no hot water for the shower, so it
was a decidedly cold start to day. It's slightly
First rule of festival, have a big
breakfast. It's not just a mother knows best thing, it's practical as well, if
you're too busy to grab lun
The start of the day sees an almost
impossibly rare site,
There's time to
Kick off band on Stage One is Dr. Faustus. The band are traditional English folk with a nautical bent, by and large delivered by the subtle undertones of the concertina.
If the accordion is described as the devils bellows, the concertina night be be described as it's little brother. Actually I quite like the combination, it's becoming a bit rare.
Dr. Faustus have quite a distinctive
sound, one that may once been found in many a coastal town. The instrumentation
is augmented with a bouzouki and a fiddle. It's good that the rebirth of English
folk is rea
Itís over to the Radio Two Stage to catch my first part of the Brian McNeill Session. Itís one of the highlights of the festival, groups of musicians dropping in and out. When I get there Brianís playing with Show Of Hands. They are soon joined on stage by Ron Kavana that has turned up exclusively for the session.
At the moment,
the theme is song based and drawing on a number of