Last year I walked down along the disused railway track to the "Half day at the bay", in The Dolphin, where Ray Hearne was among the guests. I was asked if I would like to do a floor spot which I did along with others. Then when the concert was over I caught a bus back to Whitby - it was a lovely walk, the concert was excellent and it was one of the highlights of my week.
The First in Last Out session is on again this year, the singing at the friendship Rowing club is usually goo, the beer in there is a good and reasonably priced and there is plenty of room. The Black Horse was very good last year as well.
To put things in a nutshell - You cant Go Wrong, youve come to the right festival.