The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #164639 Message #3949254
Posted By: GUEST,JoeG
09-Sep-18 - 12:24 PM
Thread Name: Whitby Folk Week 2018
Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week 2018
Yes I was surprised and a bit concerned to see that comment about the Xmas / New Year crowd. I've been going most years since it started around 30 years ago (with a gap in the middle when my partners son wanted to stay at home at New Year and we didn't want him to be there on his own!). Neither myself or my partner sing but enjoy listening to those who do.
As Raggytash has said most people who go have been going for some time but many people have joined us over the years - after we had the break there were lots of people we hadn't seen there before and had to get to know.
We've decided to give it another break for a while otherwise I would have said to the Guest enquiring about the week that I would have made introductions. There are others hereabouts who might be able to offer the same though not sure how many actively look in on Mudcat
I think plans for this year's sessions are still being made but I understand that the new bar on Skinner Street is being considered as a venue as tragically the landlord of our most recent home died just before Christmas last year. Again others may be able to confirm venue.
It's a great few days featuring a treasure hunt and singarounds so I'd say give it a try - but then I'm biased!