Last night we tried something different - a bunch of experienced folk players, but from different musical spheres. 'Folk from Here' was formed to fuse Northumbrian Pipes (Kathryn Tickell), Sitar (Jonathan Mayer), Melodeon (Julian Sutton), Fiddle (Marie Fielding), led by Kuljit Bhamra on Tabla (etc.).
Half of the music was written specially by Society for Promotion of New Music composers, though we preferred the pieces written by the performers themselves, which we really enjoyed.It was one of those gigs that we only went to because it was on the doorstep - we'd not have chanced something so different if we'd had to trek to Birmingham or Bristol or London. So, three cheers to all the festivals in Cheltenham!