The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #131280   Message #2960696
Posted By: JennyO
08-Aug-10 - 02:58 PM
Thread Name: Sidmouth 2010 comments??
Subject: RE: Sidmouth 2010 comments??
This was my first proper time at Sidmouth - the only other time was a weekend in 2001 on tour with a choir from Oz - we only made it to some places that year and never down to the seafront - so I really felt like a Sidmouth virgin. Not any more!

It was pretty special for me because I was spending my first days in the UK as a (finally) official resident, having waited 3 months for my visa, and my first time back with my Rob, after having been apart all that time. Rob (quantock) and I met through the Mudcat group on Facebook 3 years ago, and it's taken a long time for us to get to this stage, but we've finally made it!

It was great meeting Mudcatters I'd only known online for years, and the singing sessions in the Middle Bar were amazing! Although I didn't actually go in the sea, I got some good footage of it. Links later.

Other highlights for me included the concert on Monday night in the Manor Pavilion with James Fagan and Nancy Kerr, fiddle workshops every morning, the Doom Gloom and Despondency session in the Faulkner (next year I won't try quite so hard not to laugh), an amazing tune session in the Radway on Friday afternoon going into evening, the Ceilidh in the Ford, the lovely pasties from The Filling Station, and the procession and fireworks at the end.

Only down side was that we couldn't get Middle Bar t shirts, which we really would have liked. If anyone knows when there will be more available, could they let us know?