The Town Hall was the venue for talks on folk traditions and related issues. Jennifer Reid, delighting in the dialect, gave us lively Lancashire songs. John Billingsley told us of traditions about Stoodley Pike and the area around it, and Zaffar Kunial read us intriguing poems from his forthcoming book “England’s Green”.
There were many music venues, and at the White Swan Becca Phatbass entertained us with songs, including a lively performance of Joni Mitchell’s satirical “Big Yellow Taxi”.
She was followed by the amazing world music group “Soma” who gave us English, Hungarian and other music with verve. They had much of the audience up and dancing, especially with the rollicking witches’ song that they did as an encore.