Saturday, 11 August 2012

Sidmouth 2012

After a week of fantastic music and company we are back at my parents house. Lots of photos in this post.

The weather started of quite breezy - good for the Olympic sailors round the headland at Weymouth and good for waves

but calmed down towards the end of week when we had no waves at all

Looking west from the Esplanade

Looking east from the Esplanade

it was so lovely that my brother went for a plodge - apparently it was colder than it looks!

We spent a lot of time in this marquee at The Ham

The Ham from Port Royal
And saw bands like Dervish (traditional Irish music)

and Show of Hands, Martin Simpson, Eliza Carthy and Norma Waterson, Jackie Oates, Oysterband, June Tabor, Brass Monkey, Pete Coe, John McCusker, John Doyle and Michael McGoldrick, John Spiers and Jon Boden and Fay Hield - lots and lots of traditional and contemporary English, Irish and Scottish folk music - heaven!

We went to some (English) ceilidhs in the Anchor

And played some music ourselves on the Esplanade!

From the left: Roy, Robin (my brother), Alison, Kate, me (in orange), Janet, Jeff, Dad
Oh - and I found a patchwork shop....

357 days till Sidmouth 2013!


Cherie said...

What fun pictures! It's nice to relax by the sea.
Patchwork shop? =D

Katherine said...

What a great time and I love that sort of music too. We have a Celtic festival here once a year and thoroughly enjoy ourselves. There is also a summer jazz and winter blues festivals as well.

Ada Kopitopoulou said...

Seems like you had a real nice time. Relaxation and music. Wonderful.