The Blythe Hill Fields Festival in Honor Oak Park this afternoon was blessed with fine weather, and some fine music too if I may say so myself.
Blythe Hill Tavern Players played an Irish session from the stage, recreating the vibe of their weekly Thurday night session at the pub of the same name.
Heather Beverley played some of her own songs, accompanying herself on the guitar. Frank and Annie had a nice line in Handsome Family-style Americana. Brockley Rise Singers played a version of one my favourite French song 'Tous les garcons and les filles', a Francoise Hardy classic.
I played a few numbers with the East Dulwich Jug Band - we did Spring Heeled Jack and a couple of Dulwich Ukulele Club favourites, 'Midnight Train' and 'Lewisham', a tale of a summer spent making out on Blackheath instead of Ibiza. The Blackheath Morris Men (including Richard) did their thing, despite the difficulty of their accordion having to compete with a brass band on the stage. All this plus a bouncy castle, cake stalls and donkey rides.
Blackheath Morris Men...