The Stage is Yours ...
If you perform (even if you haven’t done so in public before) the opportunities are here for you to sing, play or recite with or in front of other like-minded souls. We have Open Mic, Sessions, Singarounds and even Spoken Word event as detailed below.
Musicians’ Sessions are open to everybody; just bring along your instrument and join in. See the timetables for more information. Doubtless there will be many more unofficial sessions in which you can join over the weekend in various venues.
Once again we’ve got an official singaround venue (hooray!); it’s the upstairs room at The Tap house (formerley Carniceria) which apart from the scheduled singarounds timetabled for Saturday should also be available at other times over the weekend. Simply turn up, sit down and when invited to do your thing, do it. Or you can just listen!
Folk clubs are more formal affairs with booked festival guests and an MC but floor spots are always welcome. It is generally expected that a floor spot volunteer would be accustomed to performing in public. If you think you qualify, go along to the event and introduce yourself to the person in charge.
Sid’s Café will on Saturday tea-time host its regular gathering of raconteurs, again led this year by Monologue John. It offers an opportunity to those people who prefer to perform through the medium of the spoken, rather than sung, word to recite poems, stories and other monologues among like-minded folk.