Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Folk Festival

THE folk world descended on Saltburn over the weekend for the town's 11th international festival of music, dance and song.
Folk fans enjoyed morris dancing displays, song-writing workshops and singing while youngsters were treated to Punch and Judy and story telling. Paul Lucas co-organiser of the event said: "People seem to have been enjoying themselves. We have had some good feedback already.
We have a hardcore of people who always come to Saltburn but we have people here for the first time as well."
The speciality market also attracted huge crowds with its contributions of good foods and crafts.
Mike Morrissey of Saltburn said that the festival, with its free entertainment and good atmosphere, usually brings about 3,000 people into the town.
The weekend featured well-known folk star Vin Garbutt and performances from Marske Fisherman's Choir and the Darlington Mummers.

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