So here we are two weeks after the initial tickets launch and, well, were just about recovered! A big thanks to The Hot Sprockets, The Young Folk, Bunoscionn, TRAZ and the infamous Mr. Benny for having us dance well into the early hours!
Woah! That’s the reaction we’re expecting from most of our early birds today. It’s also our own reaction to the phenomenal interest we’ve had in our early bird tickets so far today, and as I type this, it’s only 11.30 am. It’s become official, this festival is happening again. People want to come to it, and they’re delighted with the bargain we’re giving them.
Is it March already? It’s a bit unbelievable that we’ve come back around full circle from when we first started planning Spirit of Folk 2011. This time last year, we had absolutely no idea if what we dreamed of doing was even possible, and more to the point, we had no idea how we were going to do it.
Just a few short updates to keep everyone clued in to the goings on at the moment. Things are still quiet enough in here but we've got a few things on the go which might be of interest to everybody.
First up our new website is up and it's looking good! We're trying to have a better balance of video and photo intergrated into the design and not as reliant on text, now that we've got some media to work with. Hopefully this will make it more user friendly and engaging for everyone.
Two months on from the festival (I know, can you believe it? one sixth of the way back round already) and we here at the office decided the time is right to dust off the cobwebs and get this blog back out in the daylight. Not that we were keeping it in the dark or locked under the stairs or anything, we don't want it to get vitamin d deficiency (it could happen).
As the dust settles and the end of SOF 2011 is here it’s hard to know where do I even begin with this blog? The weekend itself was an absolute blast. I miss everyone already and it’s only been a few days since I left. I know I wasn’t the only one who felt like uprooting out to Dunderry and living in a commune. There are so many stand out moments that it’s hard for me to even pin point them, but of course I’m going to try and do that anyway. Because if I didn’t this would be a very short and unsatisfying blog, wouldn’t it?
It’s that time folks. We’ve just over a week left until we all shall be basking in the reflective glory of each other’s company. So for once I’m going to try and impart some useful practical info instead of my usual yammering on.
Festivals are like small children. You treat them with unconditional love, you nurture them and help them to develop into something special and you invest a lot of time in them. But they still draw on the walls with crayons and throw up on your furniture. What am I trying to say? Actually, I kinda got lost in the metaphor, pretty sure there’s a moral in their somewhere though…
One of the most unique elements about Spirit of Folk (apart from being Ireland’s only camping folk festival) is the spiritual element. Shocker right? But seriously, this is a core element of the festival, not just in the workshops and talks we have over the weekend but right down to our ethos and the festival’s raison d’etre.