Dreamers Newsletter

During the pandemic and until we feel comfortable to return to normal, Dreamers meets as a live Zoom session starting at our usual time of 7.30 p.m. on Sundays. As always, we welcome visitors and MCs will do their best to make sure everyone who wants gets at least one contribution. Priority is given to those regulars and friends who have supported us through the pandemic. For more details please contact ntmorson@aol.com or DM the Dreamers Facebook page.  As soon as we can, we’ll announce our return to normal on this website and Fb.

Friday 30th July 2021

Hello and welcome to this week’s Dreamers Newsletter. And a very happy birthday to Roger Bryant who reached 82 years during the week. Hope you had a great day, Roger, and looking forward to seeing you before long.

Last week’s Zoom session certainly turned out to be a bit different when John felt unwell after a couple of songs and had to hand over the MC duties to Jane and I rather unexpectedly. Most importantly, we were pleased to have an email from John the next morning that he was feeling better which was obviously a great relief. It would probably be an exaggeration to say that the transition to new MCs was seamless but we seemed to manage without too much trouble. With a few regulars not able to join us and some not able to perform, we managed to fit in two offerings from everyone and still finish at about the right time. Some great performances too and an unexpected “green” theme.

Very best wishes to Sidmouth Festival, starting this Friday, 30th July and running through the week – to say “as usual” might be going too far as the organisers must have had a really hard time trying to plan for every contingency. Let’s hope the weather stays fair for them and for everyone there. I’ve had one or two comments that the virtual Festival is hard to track down on line. I think it’s taken a while to finalise all the detail but this link seems to lead to details of all the workshops – The Sidmouth Folk Festival Online – Concerts (sidmouthfolkfestival-live.co.uk) At time of writing the site is still saying the concert programme is still to be finalised but it starts this Saturday and features familiar performers such as Martin Simpson, John Kirkpatrick and Jez Lowe as well as some less familiar names who were due to make their Sidmouth Festival debuts last year. So well worth keeping an eye on the site to see what’s on.

As we know, Cornwall Folk Festival at Wadebridge decided to cancel the indoor events where people would be close together for hours but there’s a good looking programme on the FAR stage running from late morning till well into the evening on Saturday 28th August and the next two days as well as music and dance throughout the three days on “Shanty Street” in the middle of the town. Celebration of Harry Glasson’s 70th birthday is dotted through. Programme details (which may still change) can be found at Cornwall Folk Festival – Brings Folk’s Best To Cornwall; Showcases Cornwall to the World! Again let’s hope good weather rewards all the efforts they have made to get this show running.

Tragically, we’ve heard today that the organisers of Towersey Village Festival have decided they cannot take the risk and have to cancel another year’s Festival – due to be held on the same weekend as the Cornwall Festival.

One new event this week – next Friday, 6th August, Reg Meuross live at the Silo Sessions at South Tofrey Farm near Fowey. The ticket price of £24 includes a fusion feat from Kim’s Kitchen as well as the whole evening’s music. Tickets and more information on Eventbrite at Silo Sessions #2 Reg Meuross Tickets, Fri 6 Aug 2021 at 19:00 | Eventbrite

After the bonus week last Sunday with no fewer than four MCs in action at one time or another, it’s back to good order with Alistair in charge this Sunday and, for sure, another great night. Hope to see you there.

Take care and all the best