|Photo by Pete Heywood, Living Tradition Magazine|
Another wonderful Fiddlers Green Festival has come to an end here in Rostrevor - the 29th festival. Tom and I had our main performance on Friday night - we did the first part of the main concert where Seamus Begley received an award for services to traditional music. It was a really enjoyable set and it was great to see lots of friends in the audience - our folk family from Germany, Scotland, England and Luxembourg. Earlier in the week Csilla and I performed the Emigrant Woman's Tale to a packed house, and my singing workshop had a lovely crowd too. All in all a good week was had by all.
Fiddlers Green is a wonderful mixture of outdoor ceilidhs, pub sessions, events up the mountain and on the water, a Duck Derby of course :), lots of childrens' events, art exhibitions - this year featuring Kingerlee and the photographer Minihan as well as many amateur art events, pop up cafes, 3 concerts a day, poetry readings and barely time to sit down and have a chat with all the visitors that come in - old friends from around the world and new friends waiting to be made... It's a wonderful event - I thoroughly enjoyed it and now it's time for a rest :)
Read about some of my favourite concerts on my blog.