The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #61988   Message #1000448
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
11-Aug-03 - 05:01 PM
Thread Name: Sidmouth- How was it for you?
Subject: RE: Sidmouth- How was it for you?
Yeah Kevin Sheills' version of Mrs McGrath in the Theatre Bar featuring me was something I'll remember. And it's time there was a song tribute to the Theatre Bar singarounds.

And meeting up with Mike again after all these years was great too - I walked up to Kitty's folk club reunion thinking I'd recognise him easy enough - my kind of age with a white beard and so forth. But then I looked around and half the blokes in the audience matched that.(If there's ever a folkie bank robbery to raise funds the identity parade will be a farce...)

But no mistake, once we'd picked each other out. And looking at Mike leaping around on the main stage with the Hexham Morrismen it was pretty clear he's a lot fitter than I am. But then I was never as fit as that lot are, leaping away and levitating. Cotswold Morris in Northumbria, I dunno...

Apart from that my highspot was another Mudcatter, who wound up the whole thing on the last night, leading choruses of "Down by the Riverside" as all the dancers from all over the world trooped off stage to join the procession. And that was storyteller Dan Keding from Chicago, who was a one man festival on his own, cropping up everywhere, and never repeating himself.

Oh yes, and Les Barker and the Shipping Forecast. And Black Swan Rapper and... But there's no end to it. A great time was had by all anyway.