The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #119597   Message #2665246
Posted By: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
26-Jun-09 - 10:50 AM
Thread Name: What is 'feral folk music'?
Subject: RE: What is 'feral folk music'?
"We live in world where spontaneous creativity is strangled by so much red-tape and the petty guidelines of risk assessments, Health & Safety, etc. etc."

A good way out of your direction I know, but I reckon you might like the Kent, Knockholt Fest? It's all very easy going and pretty feral in principle: One massive bonfire and a big group of folkies around it doing their thing over several days. No paid acts.

A field up on a hill in lovely Kent countryside, camping only paid for (approx fiver a night per pitch), a nice pub down the road, and volunteers running all the portaloo/water/clearup etc. arrangements.

No H&S stuff, as they bypass it by charging only for the pitches. It was my first visit this Solstice, but quite taken with the thoroughly informal goodness and friendliness of the event.
Will probably drag my old man along this September.