I am apologising now in advance for drinking too much great Beer in the Elephant and Castle and generally enjoying my self during the Holmfirth Festival of Folk.
My only excuses are the great music the hot weather and the need to keep out of the sun. Bruce Ballie is also to blame by leading me astray during the laid-back Open Mike sessions on Friday and Saturday Night.
Why and Open Mike Session I hear you cry? Well the choice is yours but it was decided as we would once more have the use of the large room. Using a PA would be a good way of us being able to leave the door open to the Bar so that we could involver the whole Pub in the festival. It also gives the many fine and softer singers a chance of a hearing.
Not all the sessions will be using PA John Honiwell will be running a more traditionally formatted singaround on Saturday Afternoon from 3pm to around 7pm.
This will be the third year that The Elephant and Castle's, Landlady Janet, has after a considerable gap become once again an official venue. That said she has always made her customers and Folk Festival goers most welcome. We have had some great nights in the Elephant and Castle, I blame that lot from Barnsley and there friends.
So come along and pay the Elephant and Castle a visit bring your instrument and voice along! I'm sorry to say that Ray Padgett is not very well so I am going to ask Lucy Stocks to lead the Wibberly Wobberly Walking workshop back to the campsite this year.
at http://holmfirthfestivaloffolk.co.uk/ Holmfirth Festival of Folk