Auldtimer, I think that you'd really enjoy this event provided you are prepared to overlook some orthographic irregularities!
Last year's event was a revelation to me. There I found a few dedicated singers who love to sing old ballads and songs in a powerful and direct style that makes them fresh and immediate. What is more the people who attend are great company as well, and the whole weekend, as Noreen says, is stimulating and inspiring.
Ewan's memory was respected, not because people remembered him as a "saint" (in fact there were a few quite critical things said about him - which he may well have deserved) but because those of us who gathered there relished the sheer power of the singing voice to communicate intense emotions. There isn't a much greater tribute any of us can pay to his memory than to say "He made me want to sing."
Be there, or else...