no time for post festival blues...plenty more to be goin at for this year still. Whitby was usual great, camping up at stoops cross, drinking in the plough and having a laugh. Just come back from Flyde; not a festival for players...no real characterful drinking/singing/playing sessions, too far to walk, bad kebabs, a woman feeding a rat in the marine hall, and locals causing grief at 5am on the campsite. Up to Langdale in the lakes next weekend (9th sept) for their charity music festival. Not a real folk festival but good camping, great scenery and usually session in the Olde Dungeon ghyll. Then there's Bromyard and Otley (15 sept). Looking forward to Kelso 13th October. Hector seems to have it well sorted with exactly the right sentiments behind the festival eg PARTICIPATION. I love the scottish fetsivals; Newcastleton is brilliant; no stewards, no closing time, friendly locals, beer, music, beer. and then it's fun waiting for next year!