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Thread #106684   Message #2421718
Posted By: Sheila_b
25-Aug-08 - 09:38 AM
Thread Name: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
HI everyone.

This is my first time on mudcat. Mr. S and me have just got back to Yorkshire having had a fantastic time. We're all danced out and we've seen some of the best acts this festival year. Richard Thompson was awesome. So were Kerfuffle and The Dukhs.

I noticed reading down the thread that Alan has suggested acts for next year. I might be a bit biased towards the Yorkshire acts (we have the cream you know) but me and Mr. S would suggest...

Gerry McNeice - he's from our neck of the woods and he's great. We've seen him all over and he played a great set at Broadstairs last year. We were told by a friend that he was at Shrewsbury this year with his morris side and he entered the open mic competition. Apparently a young fiddler won the heat and we're sorry we missed him. He also plays brilliant double bass with the Duncan McFarlane Band

Duncan McFarlane - the finest folk rockers ever. Duncan puts on a heck of a show and I can't believe Shrewsbury haven't booked him before. The electric band are fantastic and there have an acoustic band, a duo and trio line up. He does guitar workshops too.

Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts - Jamie is well known as part of Kerfuffle but also is worth checking out with Katriona. Their original material is amazing.

The Hall Brothers - they are like Yorkshire's Show of Hands. They put on a brilliant and exhilarating performance. Being a lady of a certain age I do find them rather pleasing on the eye too!.

and not from Yorkshire

George Papavgeris
Vin Garbutt
Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby
Stanley Accrington

When I get more time I'll suggest some more

Thanks to everyone, we had the best time ever.

And hello to the lady who found my purse which I'd dropped. Sorry I didn't get your name.

Sheila and James