Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Fareham and Gosport Folk Festival, Easter 2005

Back from Fareham! What a fantastic weekend. The weather, company, music and pubs were all great. There were too many bands to review so here's a few awards!
Overall best band of the festival: Show of Hands (Steve's voice a lot better than a few days ago, thankfully)
Best t-shirt: McDermotts 2 Hours with Steve Bell's cartoon fox
Best English artist and Levellers fan: Deborak Peake (skinny cow)
Best Irish artist: Elena McEvoy (better late than never)
Best Welsh artists: Ffynnon
Best Scottish artists: Julie Fowlis & Friends
Band that I thought were going to be crap but were really good: Eliza Carthy and the Ratcatchers
Band that I thought were going to be great but was disappointed: Sharon Shannon Band, runners up Broderick
Best band I'd never seen before: Ffynnon (and not one mention of rugby!)
Worst compere with the worst jokes in the world: George Wilson (but we are grateful for the effort he puts in to running the festival)!
Pub of the weekend: The Hampshire Bowman (although the Shire Horse wouldn't pose for a photo)
Beer of the weekend: Harvey's Porter back at the Prince of Wales yesterday!

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