The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #122802   Message #2696812
Posted By: Ruth Archer
10-Aug-09 - 05:40 AM
Thread Name: Expecting Sidders folk to flood the Cat?
Subject: RE: Expecting Sidders folk to flood the Cat?
I love Mudcat.

WAV, Sidmouth contained around 500 programmed events this year - and that doesn't include the fringe. The Silent Folkin' Disco was one event amongst many, many traditional ones. It was a phenomenal success, and an answer to a problem - we could not hold late night events at Bulverton on Sunday last year because of noise restrictions, and Silent Disco meant that this year we could. Simples.

The DJs were Jim Moray, Eliza Carthy, Jim Causley and Pete Lawrence from the Big Chill. Quite often there was folk music to be heard, but equally often mashed together with something decidedly not folk - my favourite of Jim Moray's inspirted mixes was Adam Ant's Stand and Deliver with Eliza Carthy and the Kings of Calicutt's Good Morning Mr Walker. Glorious.

I was also proud of the giant bugs walking around, which added just the right note of wierdness. Even the Witchmen's morris set, stuck in the middle of a disco, worked. It was a great night, the venue was rammed, and I have no doubt we'll do something similar again. Silent ceilidh, anyone...?