A great start to this group, we learned a new tune – The Lilly (Trad NW) by ear and got to know each other a little. Small group, but lovely. Nice to have a melodeon in the group, and to re-visit my fiddle skills, which had been pretty much left behind.
Next session we’re going to have a go at another tune and maybe go Eastern European. Looking forward to seeing some harps and maybe a concertina join us next week.
It’s been well supported in the area with lots of people saying what a good idea it is and a special mention in the Folkus newsletter.
Really enjoyed this festival. There was a limited audience by the time we got to play, but those that came in were really keen.
Had a great time playing with Jane Lawrence and (Baksheesh headlining the event).
photo by Paul Sholefield
The Winter Gardens is such an amazing venue and the sound was great. Me and Jane were likened to Spiers and Boden and I don’t think anyone had heard/seen a band like Baksheesh before especially when Desna, the belly dancer appeared from backstage and danced up the isles!
I’m running a folk group for More Music in Morecambe starting on the 19th September. Should be a great opportunity for local beginners and intermediate players to gain confidence in their playing before trying out a ‘real’ session.