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Blowin’ in the Wind

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Festival Director Pam Merrigan’s latest Blog Post:

‘Orange Blossom Special’, Duke Ellington’s ‘The Gal from Joe’s’, ‘Follow Me Up to Carlow’, ‘I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate’, ‘Jim Jones’ and ‘North Country Maid’ are an eclectic mix. They do however have one thing in common. They were all performed at the first National Folk Festival in 1967. As things start to warm up for the 50th Festival next Easter it’s got me thinking yet again about the ‘f’ word.  The intangible as the wind ‘f’ word that almost defies defining. We’re holding a ‘folk’ festival. What kind of music is that? Google ‘definition of folk’ and you get page after page of possibilities. Read more…

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From Little Things, Big Things…

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Festival Director Pam Merrigan’s latest Blog Post:

When a festival headline reads ‘bigger and better’ I am filled with scepticism. The words roll out but what, really do they mean? Does it mean that if it’s bigger it will be better and/or visa versa? Bigger what? Better what? A rallying cry… promises, promises… marketing hype… and how often do you see these words? Read more…

 

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