A similar position is reached in a couple of weeks. A new festival (First last year) has started at Helmsley on the same weekend as Holmfirth. The lady running the show has no idea what a folk festival consists of but has booked 3 cracking acts for the Fri, Sat, Sun night concerts and is willing to listen to advice about other aspects. I keep trying to get her to involve some of the inevitable local folkies without success. However she is very brave and is making a really good effort and is to be applauded for this. I hope it goes off well. I'll be there for all 3 concerts and a few singarounds and workshops she's asked me to run.