The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #113881   Message #2690772
Posted By: Beer
30-Jul-09 - 09:42 PM
Thread Name: Apple Hollow Music Fest Quebec Canada '09
Subject: RE: Apple Hollow Music Fest Quebec Canada '09
Ken your to much. Thanks for the kind words and as far as next year is concerned it will be discussed on Aug.11th.
I am going to the Champlain Valley Folk Festival this weekend and will be crashing at April and Ben's place. I am already excited in the networking aspect of my visit. Be it hunting for new talent or talking to organizers of the event. Meeting new people has always been a passion of mine so I hope to make lots of new acquaintance's as well.

When I look back at our festival of two weeks ago I am very happy in the end results. I don't mean the financial aspect, but the overall friendliness that was very present. Patrons and musicians mixed as equals. Friends of old hugged after years of separation. Folks driving from Seattle,Nova Scotia, Michigan, Toronto, Ottawa, London Ontario, Saint Thomas Ontario,New Hampshire, Vermont, New York State, Montreal, the Eastern Townships and so on. Then there were folks like yourself and Pat who flew in from Florida. And a friend from England as well. A chap from Scotland, Hinton Alberta and British Columbia. And these last three were performers and did not do it for the money. I could never afford to have them flown.
Was it worth all the work and behind the scene struggles? In my opinion, every blessed minute.

I missed most of it as usual, but what I did see and hear,it was all very positive. One thing that does stand out is the enjoyment that our Mudcatter "Dorothy" was getting out of the day's activities. That was a long drive for you Dorothy, but I think that you were happy that you came.