Swanage Folk Festival
6-7 September 2003
Swanage, and the illustrious David Blakeley, performed yet another miracle, and offered us lovely weather and an excellent folk festival.
What was the
highlight this year?
Was it the impromptu session in the Red Lion garden with the Moon and Mars so close you could almost touch them?
Was it the brilliant rendering of White Ladies Aston in the Sunday churchyard spot?
Was it "Here comes Sally" sung by Paul from Wreckers?
Was it the train ride and dancing at Corfe Castle?
Or was it that Dave K managed not show his backside during the water-fight at the end of Sundays dancing?
Present were: Anne, Carey, Chris, Colin, Dave K, Doug, Gill, Ian F, Ian O, Jerry, Jenny, Jill, Jim J, Kelly, Linda, Liz, Mike G, Mike S, Nikki, Pam, Tiffany, Tony and Vera
White Ladies Aston in the churchyard on Sunday
Chris?, Tony, Jill, Tiff, Nikki, Colin, Jenny and Linda
The band are almost invisible in the picture, but were brilliant
shot from the White Ladies Aston in the churchyard, just
to demonstrate how perfect our stepping and lines are!
Jill, Tiff, Nikki, Colin, Tony and Linda are visible
|Kelly and Tiff in the churchyard before our spot|
relaxation in the churchyard.
Jill (standing), Dave K and Colin (recumbent), Jenny (sitting) and Linda (standing)
|It looks like a chin-wag in the Red Lion garden, but tiff is actually receiving a foot massage from Chris|
Tony and Linda in the foreground, dancing a Worcester Monkey
|Emma is a
member of the OBJ Fan Club (Swanage Branch) .
Here, she poses with Gill, Colin and Jerry.
Swanage bay is in the background, doing what it does best - ie looking gorgeous.
Castle train ride on Saturday evening was terrific.
We were accompanied by Wicket Brood, Kintbury, Wreckers, Tarka (I think!) Morris, and Shinfield Shambles.
The star was, of course, the castle.
sits and thinks, and other times, I just sits.
sitting: Kelly, Tiff, Nikki, Doug, Pam, Carey
standing: Vera, Colin, Mike S (Shinfield kit), Linda, Rob (Mayflower kit), Mike G and Tony
dancing at Corfe Castle
They were good company for the weekend
performing the traditional aquatic Dilwyn, just prior to
the water-fight, which for reasons of good taste is
Just look at those white legs.
we were very pleased to see a watercolour postcard of the
OBJ band playing last year on the sea front.
It had been touched up with purple, and on the back it said "Wicked Brood at Swanage".
I'm looking for a copy!