I don't think that in Ms Easby's perfect world I'd be allowed to breathe, let alone sing.
I'm no journalist or a professional singer (I'm not totally unaccomplished) just a 30 year old (FEMALE) mum and simply write things down the way my brain processes my opinion.
I do enjoy folk music as well as amature or professional singing.
I will agree with one point only - yes you have a right to express your opinion but I believe that you have now over expressed.
Sidmouth is somewhere I particularly enjoy singing because your ability is not judged and as I have been going for 16 years to the main festival and 15 years to the reunion I feel as though I am amongst family. The reunion has always coincided with my birthday and I can't think of a better way to celebrate than a weekend of varied song (and the odd pint).
I thoroughly enjoyed the reunion this year although I think that as I get older the hangover gets worse. :0)