Three in one..

Hardly a breathing space between them for us, so here’s three events in one post.

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Harlequin Fayre 2015

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A fabulous new site and perfect weather, can’t see how it can get better than that.

Pitched in the embrace of three hawthorn trees, the yurt/exhibition was placed in the most perfect spot so far on its travels. The potential for this site to produce some magical Harlequins in the future is enormous if handled right. The nature of the site leads to a sort of secretive layout were things can be discovered down woodland paths sheltered by so many magnificent old trees. Some beguiling street theatre and a lot of good music served to keep everyone entertained.

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Folk East 2015

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Although lacking some of the attractions that have added to its trademark over recent years, it was still a wonderfully atmospheric event. The crafts area was particularly fascinating, being populated by some very talented artists. Enjoyed by more visitors than before, hopefully success is finally starting to build for John and his team after all their hard work over the years and so it should, musical events like this without the taint of a corporate undertow are all too rare these days. Some class acts were on, notably Martin Carthy, Neil Innes and our faves,The Unthanks, who were utterly magical in the drifting fog that crept in during their performance. Pitched in what has become our regular spot near the entrance to the lovely Soapbox Stage, we had our usual birds-eye view of yet another wonderful site.

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Maui Waui 2015

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An open flat field, that’s what we like, camping became a joy and produced a nice comfortable end to our season. Maui’s now familiar clover field gave us all a wide open venue to enjoy. A breath of fresh air and lots of good music enjoyed by an enthusiastic audience. A feel of the old fairs, which seems to be some sort of assumed bench mark for these events, was ever-present in its looseness and optimism and many of the attendees were very familiar with those times, which contributed to the ambience. The presence of the inflatables of the family Harries only served to add to that resonance, particularly with the Albion fairs. Maybe one day we may even get to see, once more, the giant earth globe, featured in so many of our gallery photos. Or maybe that’s just wishful thinking, hope not…

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It was also the scene of the draw for the 2015 raffle which had been running since May. Mr John Row again randomly selected the winning tickets for us. Congratulations ! Cathy Hembry, (green ticket 122) and Hugh Jones, (green ticket 224).

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We’d like to extend our thanks to everyone involved in these three events, Sam, John, Silas and everyone that worked with them, especially the stewards, security and litter pickers, for the warm welcome that we received. Also, warmest thanks to everyone who supported us morally and financially, with kind words, donations and purchases. Without you, we couldn’t have done any of the events this year, let alone these three.  Here’s to 2016..!

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One Response to Three in one..

  1. Yvonne Greene says:

    I love the figures on top of the tent, I wish I’d been there.

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