The Nash: 2009 - how did it go for you?
I’m putting this up mainly as a placeholder for other people to
comment, but I’ll start it off
The session environment was better this year. They didn’t block off
those alcoves in the Session bar and the smoker’s tent had better
ventilation. Disappointments - I would have loved to hear more from
Tola Custy and Aindrias De Staic. Aindrias De Staic has a Frankie
Gavin kinda style - a real virtuoso, but he was just sort of clowning
around a little bit in his performance piece.
A suggestion for the future:
There were some top level Trad players at the festival who did not
perform and others who were sort of submerged.
How about an all star session where a small group of invited
musicians play whatever they think of together for an hour or
two before an audience. NO REHEARSALS!! The ideal setup would
be to stage it the "in the round" - the audience surrounding the
musicians who would be seating in a circle.
I know the logistics would be tough - but wouldn’t it be great?