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Thread #110739 Message #2333612
Posted By: melodeonboy
05-May-08 - 05:59 PM
Thread Name: Tight Folkies
Subject: RE: Tight Folkies
"The thing about festivals - they nearly always book loads of people you wouldn't actually cross the road to go and see"
Well, WLD, I know we don't necessarily share the same taste in music, but Oxford Folk Festival had a number of artists on this year that I would not only cross the road to see, but who I have gone (or would go) out of my way to see at some expense. Bellowhead, Brass Monkey, Kathryn Tickell Band, Martin Simpson and Danny Thompson, Luke Daniels et al. And it's only a small festival.
By the way, following on from my earlier post, today was the last day of Rochester Sweeps Festival, and I'm pleased to report that, according to what I've been told and what I've seen with my own eyes, the tight folkies had actually drunk three pubs dry by last night: The Good Intent (we'd even finished off their bottled beer by this afternoon!), The Man of Kent and The Gordon House Hotel.