Sunday, 20 April 2008
There's nowt as queer as folk
Here are some pictures from this weekend's folk festival.
Both Paul and I sold lots of stuff. It was all really cheap but it was gear that's been knocking about for years, so it was good to get rid and to let people have some bargains.
The folk festival's becoming quite a big event, I think I may even make some commemorative tankards next year.
There were hundreds of musicians, singers and folk music enthusiasts, amateur dramatists(?) and Morris Dance troupes from all over the country. For anyone from outside of the UK that may be reading this and wondering what it's all about, a Morris Dance is a traditional English folk dance, performed (usually)by men with jingle bells and handkerchiefs. There's a lot more to it than that of course and it's an important aspect of our folk heritage.
I wish I'd got a film of them dancing, I did get this bit of video of them marching past our house this morning. Note also, my new funky blue gas guzzler, the garage sale and Hil on our doorstep eating a burger - she'll not thank me for that, good job she rarely reads this rubbish.