Sadly the fund raising event at the Watford Folk Club had to be postponed on the 2nd March 'Beast from the East' wrestled with 'Storm Emma' and dumped snow and ice all over south west Hertfordshire. The date is to be re-arranged and we can then lend our shoulder to the wheel to help secure the future of this wonderful folk club which is providing a great service to music in the Watford area.
On a happier note, Rob and I were able to make it through the snow to the Banjo Mandolin Guitar (BMG) Federation’s Festival in Worthing on Saturday and Sunday 3rd-4th March where we provided a workshop (expertly led by Rob), performed a concert and became involved as adjudicators in some of the many competitions being held at the Festival.
We met up with some really talented and friendly people at the Festival and heard some great music at what was a wonderfully inclusive event. There was classical, jazz, folk from a variety of traditions, bluegrass and many other forms of music on show, all being played to a very high standard, plus a significant number of interesting workshops going on. Those attending were catching up with old friends, making new ones and generally having a wonderful time.
Many thanks to Nicki, Sandra, Barbara and all the BMG Committee more generally for the invitation to participate in the Festival and we look forward to working with the BMG again at some future date. Thanks also to Rose who very kindly put us up in her lovely town house in Brighton. Much appreciated!