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Day two at Shrewsbury Folk Festival
27 Aug 2011
by Rhea Alton

Well, day two has been cracking. We woke to sunshine and enjoyed a cuppa and bacon gaps outside the tent before having a stroll around the crafts tents and bookstalls then nipping into Shrewsbury for a camping cooker (ours turned out to be a gas lamp which wasn’t at all useful at boiling the kettle).

We perused the real ale tent, took in some entertainment on the village stage, watched as dozens of youngsters tried their hands at the circus skills and crafts – we had to peek in the craft tent as it was full! We spent a little time in the real ale bar (seperate from the real ale tent) before enjoying a bite to eat in the form of curry and pie and mash. Then it was a visit to the Sabrina marquee for a spot of The Wilsons (one of my favourites) and back into the main ring for some clog dancing on the village stage and a chill out on the grass.

The day goes too quickly and before we knew it it was 7.30pm and Martyn Joseph in the big top, he was wonderful and set us up for the evening…..it just got better and better from there with Show of Hands taking to the stage – we watched these on the big screen as the big top was full to the rafters and we are currently listening to a band of 17 hippies making sweet music.

We are going to delve more into the programme for tomorrow because there is so much going on it is easy to miss some of the things that were on the ‘must’ list at the beginning of the weekend! And we have to get some sleep in to give us the energy for another jam-packed day….as somebody on the campsite said to us not an hour ago “good luck with that!”