Above The Beaten Track
The backbone of the festival was undoubtedly the music in the garden stage and though I didn’t hear it all, what I did hear I liked. Bands like Sunstack Jones, Silent Cities, and Thom Morecroft Band were a good accompaniment to a partly sunny day. The rain did make an appearance but you can’t blame the Bluecoat for that. Merseyside folk stalwart and harpist Stan Ambrose lent a reassuring presence to the Bluecoat’s main hall where various art activities were taking place.
If this event is on next year, which hopefully it will be, I would recommend you get yourselves there. It’s family friendly, enjoyable, and importantly in these times when we’re all being financially battered – free. If the Bluecoat held these kind of events more often it may be able to shake off the slightly elitist image some people feel it has. That’s not a backhanded compliment, simply a word of advice to an excellent venue which sometimes needs to give its head a wobble and shake off some of that deliberate obscurity.
Comment left by Kevin fFtmaurice-Brown on 16th October, 2014 at 18:57
Interesting, enlightening and excellent snaps