The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #122802   Message #2696793
Posted By: Marilyn
10-Aug-09 - 04:56 AM
Thread Name: Expecting Sidders folk to flood the Cat?
Subject: RE: Expecting Sidders folk to flood the Cat?
Really enjoyed it. Our whole band rented a flat round the corner from the Bedford on Station Road so the cost wasn't too bad shared betwenn six of us and we had somewhere dry and comfy to stay. If you saw a group of well-oiled people playing on the top floor balcony (or trying to play with that much wine flowing!) - that was us.

Got very muddy toes and jeans on Tuesday going to the Music Tent in Blackmore. Like Surreysinger I was horrified that there were no boards as the approach was in a dreadful state. There were boards next time I went so was very glad someone got it sorted.

I avoided concerts in the Ham Marquee (can't stand the volume and can't cope with the heat so it's best just to stay away) but some of the band went to several concerts and really enjoyed Spiers and Boden in particular. Well, who wouldn't!

I went to the John Spiers melodeon masterclass with the other melodeon player in our band and got a lot out of it. Also Vicky Swan's Scottish small pipes workshop was great - a chance to have a go without feeling too much of a fool.

All in all a fabulous holiday which we thoroughly enjoyed - who can ask for more?

Marilyn

p.s. Quite a lot of people took photos of our band playing on the balcony and also playing under the arches on the road up to Connaught Gardens - if you were one of them would you be willing to email any copies, please? Our website is www.halfepannikin.co.uk and my contact details are on there. t.i.a.