popular Farmers and Crafts Market took place at Broome Farm
on Sunday and there was a great range of wares available
for visitors to choose from. Most stall holders seemed to
have enjoyed a good day's trading. Pat Brown of the Bridstow
Spinners gave us a demonstration of her craft, spinning
fleece into yarn, and all of the beautiful knitted goods
on her stall were made from the home spun wool.
Neale's stall was laden with her beautiful hand made jewellery
and pottery and on another stall, there were some rather
interesting T-shirts for sale. Organically grown fruit and
vegetables were available and Toby Lovell did a roaring
trade with his home produced pork. One of the items that
we were most surprised to see was a beautiful gazebo created
by Monica Lovell. After being inspired by a friend's use
of Moroccan tents at their wedding, Monica decided to design
her own and has since made some for other people.
with Friday and Saturday, live music was performed throughout
the day and the first up to entertain visitors were Detlef
and his partner, Bjirde from Germany, who sang some beautiful
songs, including the Skye Boat Song. Last year, Detlef accompanied
Clementine Lovell when she sang 'Matty Groves.' It was good
to meet Detlef again and to be introduced to Bjirde, who
has a beautiful voice.
Detlef and Bjirde finished their performance, our friends
from Essex, Steve O'Kane and Fiona McBain took the floor
and performed some of Steve's original material, as well
as one or two covers. They were very well received and really
enjoyed the whole Broome Farm experience. Jim Neale gave
a solo performance of some well known folk numbers and many
other talented artistes took to the stage. Sadly, we could
not stay to the very end of the festival and said our goodbye's
to our many friends at the farm.
you to all who worked so hard to make this year's festival
the wonderful success that it was. Hilary and John and the
team for the fantastic food, Mike, Phil, Cindy, Rich, Sophie,
Kate, Gary, Di, Henry, Gabe, Chris and Annika. . . . . the
list is endless, but thank you all. We are looking forward
to next year's event already.