2014 Scrapbook

Wessex Folk Festival, Weymouth
31st May-1st June 2014

We've been looking forward to the Wessex Folk Festival in Weymouth for months.  The weather forecast told us it might be overcast and rainy - but as it turned out, the weather was magnificent, allowing us to spend the evenings on the quayside drinking beer and listening to music. Wonderful!

The setting for the Folk Festival is beautiful and provides just the right atmosphere, with an appreciative audience

The photos are from Helen Jones (thank you) and Kelly. 

OBJ comprised: Ali, AndyW, Ann, AnnO, Chris, Colin, Eddie, Emma, Ian, IanO, Joe, Karen, MaryAnn, MikeG, MikeS, Pegeen, Sarah, Tony and Vera
with a little help from Isla, Jess and musicians from other sides who accepted our invitation to join in

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31st May - 1st June 2014
Wessex Folk Festival (Weymouth)

Dance: Alvechurch Smithy


Dancers: Eddie, Emma, Ian, Karen, MaryAnn, MikeG, Sarah, Tony

Musicians: Colin, Joe, AnnO (boxes), Vera, MikeS (drums), AndyW, Ann, Pegeen (tambourines), Chris (lagerphone)

Camera: Kelly


31st May - 1st June 2014
Wessex Folk Festival (Weymouth)

Dance: Much Gridlock (based on Much Wenlock)

Dancers: Ann, Eddie, Emma, Ian, Karen, MikeG, Pegeen, Sarah

Musicians:
Colin, Joe, AnnO (boxes), Ali, MikeS (drums), AndyW, Vera (tambourines), Chris (lagerphone), MaryAnn (fiddle)

Camera: Kelly


31st May - 1st June 2014
Wessex Folk Festival (Weymouth)

Dance: Brimfield

Dancers: Eddie, Emma, Ian, Karen,  MaryAnn,  Mike G, Sarah, Tony

Musicians:
Colin, Joe, AnnO (boxes), Vera, Ali (drums), Ann, Pegeen (tambourines), Ian (trombone), Isla (lagerphone)

31st May - 1st June 2014
Wessex Folk Festival (Weymouth)

Dance: Dilwyn

Dancers: Ann, Chris, Eddie, Emma,  Ian, Karen, Mike G,  Pegeen, Sarah, Tony

Musicians:
Colin, Joe, AnnO (boxes), Vera, Ali (drums), Ian (trombone)

31st May - 1st June 2014
Wessex Folk Festival (Weymouth)

Dance: Hay-on-Wye (double set)

Dancers: Andy (with Isla), Ann, Chris, Eddie, Emma,  Ian, Karen, MaryAnn, Mike G,  Pegeen, Sarah, Tony

Musicians:
Colin, Joe, AnnO (boxes), Vera, Ali, Mike S (drums), Ian (trombone)

31st May - 1st June 2014
Wessex Folk Festival (Weymouth)

Dance: Sheepskins

Dancers: Ann, Eddie, Ian, MikeG, Sarah, Tony

Musicians:
Colin, Joe, AnnO (boxes), Vera, Ali, MikeS (drums), Ian (trombone)

31st May - 1st June 2014
Wessex Folk Festival (Weymouth)

Dance: Witchmens Thistle

Dancers: Ann, Chris, Eddie, Emma, Ian, Karen, MikeG, Tony

Musicians:
Colin, Joe, AnnO (boxes), Vera, Ali, MikeS (drums), Ian (trombone), Sarah, Isla (lagerphones)
Not sure which dance - probably Witchmens Thistle

Ian, Emma, MaryAnn and one other are facing Pegeen, Sarah, Karen and Chris

Hay-on-Wye outside the Kings Arms

Eddie in the foreground, wearing his new kilt
Chris, Sarah and Karen
Just as the Tide was a'flowin - a Witchmen dance - outside the ice cream shop

How do I know it's "Tide"?   Colin and Joe's fingers are playing a tune in the key of "G".

Tony and MikeG in the foreground, followed by Emma and Ian
Another picture from "Tide"

Tony, Chris, MikeG and Ian are most visible

Dancing off at the end of Much Gridlock

Sarah and Emma
Karen and Eddie sticking

Hay-on-Wye, near the pub

Pegeen, Emma, Eddie, Tony, MikeG and Sarah

Hay-on-Wye near the Tea shop

In the band, I can see Ann, Karen, AnnO, AndyW, IanO, Ali, Joe. Colin, Vera and MikeS are peeping out from behind the dancers

Witchmens Thistle - the four-up figure

Ann and Karen
Witchmens Thistle - final figure

Eddie and Karen in the foreground.

This must have been Saturday as Eddie's legs didn't reveal themselves until Sunday

Brimfield, near the Tea Shop

Sarah and Karen stick with MikeG and Eddie
Brimfield again - but probably not the same day

Showing the backdrop to the Folk Festival at the Tea Shop spot

Brimfield

Emma and Karen make some noise
Not sure which dance, but sticking is in progress


Hay-on-Wye near the Tea Shop

Chris and Eddie are nearest dancers

AndyW and Vera are rattling, Ali is drumming, Ann Colin and Joe are squeezing, someone has the lagerphone and various other musicians have been invited to join in

The same Hay-on-Wye

Tony, Emma and Chris are facing us

Dilwyn - the "Squares" figure

Ann and Chris are improvising
Dilwyn - exactly half-way through the "Rounds" figure

Ian, Karen and Eddie

This is probably Dilwyn coming to a close

Karen, Tony and Chris are nearest
Sheepskins

Karen, Tony and Ian face Eddie, Sarah and Emma

IanO, Colin, Joe and Vera are visible in the band

The band: AnnO, Colin, IanO(just!), Isla, Joe, MikeS, Vera and MaryAnn

Isla is our travelling Dorset fan club, and came along to see us at Weymouth and Swanage last year.  She made her own costume, and brought her mum and granny along so she could dance with us
Vera and MikeS with their drums
Colin playing with MikeS and Vera behind each shoulder
Ali rattling the tambourtine

Karen and AndyW tambourining
I recognise those legs

If only Eddie's were as shapely

Break time

MikeS, AndyW, IanO, AnnO and Tony enjoy a pint

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