Hello folk fans, i hope you've all had a jolly holiday? I certainly have. Some really super festival gigs this summer with highlights including compering the 'Welcome to Devon' concert at the 60th Sidmouth Folk Festival (i haven't attended all the years btw) embodying Louis Killen and Peter Bellamy at Topic Records 75th birthday concert at Towersey Festival and singing to the sea at Clovelly's annual Lobster & Crab Feast!
I currently live on the top of a hill. I find this rather comforting because in years not-so-long gone by my family lived for generations in an ancient cob & thatch cottage which we loved with all our hearts but which was disastrously flooded in the 90’s. it was always damp anyway as we lived at the bottom of a coomb basin. Add to that the fact that our neighbour/farmer was running the show solo due to both his family being elderly and having no siblings, it was more than he could cope with and so situations conspired.
Now as a musician and ametuer cook this probably isn't my place to comment on this issue but it has been bugging me for ages and no one, as yet, has commented so i feel i must...
"French Mustard", (and yes i wrote the Wikipedia entry because no-one else did) Which is a darker-brown, mild, sweet and tangy mustard is in fact, not French at all. Also not to be confused with French's mustard either; 'French' mustard is particular to the UK and was invented by Colman's in 1936. Probably as a milder version to their 'English Mustard'.
We has such a wonderful afternoon at the Bude "Cream of Cornwall & Devon" concert i can't tell ee! I only wished we'd come up with a less clunky title!