I love the creative energy and enthusiasm, and the sheer fun of it all, with a high standard of musicianship alongside complete beginners of all ages. Everyone has that inner child somewhere, whether it be making dragon costumes out of bin liners, composing variations of the Angry Birds tune, learning to play tabor pipe and drum with a straw and wash bowl. I know quite a few folkcampers book for 2 weeks at a time, but I've not managed this yet. I've usually run out of steam by the end of the week through not wanting to miss out on the fun, whether it be the delight at breakfast of a bizarre chair sculpture created by the midnight camp fairies; listening to the rat-a-tat of teenagers clog dancing late at night; or singing ballads cocooned in blankets around the sloe gin bottle just as the sun rises.
My own folk interests now mainly centre around playing fiddle and singing in a few local folk bands and the active music session scene around where I live in South Bedfordshire. I do like dancing, but by the end of the evening you can usually find me drawn back into playing along with the band."
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