The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #102890 Message #2109368
Posted By: Alio
23-Jul-07 - 01:03 PM
Thread Name: 10th Saddleworth Festival, 2007
Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
What can I say to everyone who came to Saddleworth? It was such an emotional weekend - I was in tears most of the time! I wanted it to be a huge singers festival, and it certainly was.
The Wilsons told me on Sunday morning that they've never known a concert as easy as the one in the Civic on Saturday night - they only had to sing a couple of words, and every time this wall of sound came back at them!
Ray - thank you so much for your lovely words to me at the Survivors Session. And what a wonderful session it was! It took nearly 3 1/2 hours to get through all the singers. The Greenfield locals couldn't believe it! Rolling Home was just amazing, wasn't it?
So thank you to you all - artists, stewards, friends, festival goers. You're all just wonderful! I know the festival will carry on from strength to strength with the people who come every year - many of this year's Saddleworth "virgins" have said that they're coming back again. (Yes, we still have them over here!!)
I jjust wish I'd seen Mr Happy and Linda (Hissyfit) get stuck in the mud - that would have just made my weekend perfect! Especially the thought of Colin K lifting Linda out!! Hazel - don't foget to send me the photo!
I'll see you all soon - maybe in Saltburn and definitely at Fylde. I'm featuring Scolds Bridle on Oldham Community Radio next Monday, and Hissyfit sometime in September, so tune in if you can! Then Linda, Hazel and Sue are coming back here, so please get over!
Love, Ali x