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Much Wenlock

We arrived in the pretty village of Much Wenlock amidst pouring rain. The Festival at the Edge site was not far and as we pulled in a very damp Genevieve Tudor was there to welcome us. We towed Roberta into position and then made our way to our B&B to dry out. In the evening there was a fantastic line up of performers in the main music tent. First up was Emma and the Professors with songs inspired by local folklore. Next was the amazing Chris Wood. The set started off with a light hearted song or two but quickly became very dark and political and incredibly moving. To finish off we heard Adrian Edmondson and the Bad Shepherds with their brilliant folk re-workings of classic punk and 80's songs. The weekend saw a steady stream of visitors as the weather was much warmer and brighter, at least it was on Saturday....

We were next to the book tent and I was delighted when Jamie Crawford made the kind donation of the full set of Roy Palmer's Folklore books to the museums collection. I was given a lesson in how to use my Jig Doll by Mike West who was working at the festival and I've been practising ever since. Many people offered contacts and my thanks go to Ben Haggerty who introduced me to Des and Alison from the Museum of Myth and Fable. 

Many of festivals performers and story tellers visited the caravan and my thanks go to all of those who offered so much support. I would also like to say a very big thank you to Genevieve Tudor who invited us to attend the event and looked after us so well.