Torver Folk Festival Group
Jane and Steve Gerrity, of course, the originators of the Festival in which they performed as Tapestry. Others include Nina Cameron, Sylvia Bradley, Carole Barr and Pat Barr with David Rogers looking after the books. But many other people in Torver turned out to support the event, baking cakes, serving tea & coffee, supplying the raffle prizes and helping out on the nights.
Held in the Torver Schoolroom from 15th to 17th August, this year's Festival being dedicated to raising funds for the refurbishment of the Schoolroom itself. The event raised a magnificent
presented to the PCC's Schoolroom sub-committee on Tuesday 9th Sept. when they met to, I am reliably informed, a stunned silence.
Despite being the first attempt by Jane, Steve and the team at such an ambitious project, the festival was a rip roaring success and a launch pad for what is to become an annual event.
The next Folk Festival was to be this year (2015), open air this time in Pat's field, but we were caught out by how early you have to book to get
a marquee and there were none available.
But plans are well under way for the
2016 Torver Country
Folk Music Festival
and it will be bigger and even better next time. You'll be kept informed of progress through the Nobbut Email List
On the right is the cover of Tapestry's
wonderful CD Once Upon A String
featuring Jane & Steve Gerrity.
You can get a taste of their music here
Message from Jane:
You have successfully completed your first Folk Festival despite the ever changing weather and the imperfections of others! (meaning myself, of course:)
We experienced the best in live music, no act was a disappointment. There was just the right musical light & shade and everybody enjoyed the evening events from Friday with The Night Of The Storytellers, Saturday's sell out Country Folk Concert & Sunday's Family Barn Dance.
Thanks Again to all who took part!