Saturday, June 28, 2008

Blythe Hill Fields Festival


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.

The Blythe Hill Tavern Players...
Some of the East Dulwich Jug Band...

Blackheath Morris Men...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fantastic day was had by all, a huge thank you to you all for all your hard and creative work.The music was great and the atmos was second to none. And it stayed dry!!!! Thankyou whoever for making it dry, not a cloud to be seen in the very blue sky.
And what a view!!!
Looking forward to next year already.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic day was had by all, a huge thank you to you all for all your hard and creative work.The music was great and the atmos was second to none. And it stayed dry!!!! Thankyou whoever for making it dry, not a cloud to be seen in the very blue sky.
And what a view!!!
Looking forward to next year already.

Transpontine said...

Yes thanks to everyone who made it happen, it was a good 'un. Hope we are similarly blessed with sunshine for Hillaballoo on July 19th in Telegraph Hill Park.