The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #154848 Message #3637540
Posted By: Mo the caller
29-Jun-14 - 04:41 AM
Thread Name: whitby FF 2014
Subject: RE: whitby FF 2014
You could squeeze in a lot more musicians if they didn't need elbow room, and somewhere to put the instrument cases.
Jack, there is already a Whitby FW twitter and Facebook page, session organisers could use that if they wanted others to join them.
I love Whitby, highlight of the folk year. So many helpful people sharing expertise at so many levels. Where else would you arrive early for a session and find a bagpipe tucked under your arm?
The season tickets are excellent value if you want to go to concerts and dances and sample lots. Or you can find a lot of events in pubs for the price of whatever you want to put in the collecting tin, and pay as you go for other events. Worth buying a programme anyway.
There are moderate speed sessions (look out for George Garside, he doesn't allow racing), normal sessions, May Cheadle runs an extra slow session in the Spa (useful for beginners and those trying a new instrument), and if there are 'closed Irish sessions' then it keeps those who want to play fast from getting bored and leaves more room in the other sessions. Enough pubs for us all - though running up and down the hills between them can be tiring.