For those who haven't been, Sidmouth Folk Week is, for many, the pinnacle of the folk festival calendar, a seven day marathon in the first week of August - prime holiday season - where assorted beards, tankards and bells take over the usually sedate Devon seaside town, offering a mammoth 750 events spread across numerous venues and attended by tens of thousands of folk fans.
From sedate bus shelter sing songs to vigourous Late Night Extra ceilidhs which run on into the early hours, Sidmouth arguably caters for all tastes - as long as you are open to the many shades of folk music on offer.
This year, I decided to make a video diary of my four days there, using just an iPhone, iMovie for assemblage and a few spontaneous interviews and phoned in contributions from those who made it what it was. Plese excuse extreme DIY production and shaky camera work!
Thanks to Banter, Pete Coe and Stephen Hunt in particular for their various contributions. I had a ball.
Here is my mini-documentary:
and photo gallery :