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Thread #139478 Message #3203265
Posted By: GUEST,ifor
07-Aug-11 - 10:55 AM
Thread Name: Sidmouth Festival as it happens
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Festival as it happens
I'd like to mention the absolutely wonderful singing and playing of Fernhill at the Methodist Church on the Friday night.
The songs in Welsh and English were so beautiful and Julie Murphy surely has one of the most expressive voices in the land.I'd also like to mention Christine Cooper on fiddle...an exquisite musician and her voiceover on the song/poem 'Glyn Tawe' was quite haunting!The album ,Canu Rhydd, is a delight!
I was also in the Ham for The Transports on Thursday night.....it was brilliant and the standing ovation was well deserved!Damien Barber's song at the beginning of the second set was impressive!
I also enjoyed the performance of Jez Lowe and The Bad Pennies at the theatre. Great stuff!
A wonderful week and congratulations to all involved in its organisation!