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From 'Folk Orbit' - a monthly newsletter produced and distributed in the Chester area

The Chester Folk Festival, held in Kelsall, was a storming success yet again, despite the weather trying to intervene. Keith Donnelly and Les Barker kept the laughter flowing between the river of tunes and songs that wended their way through the weekend.

The most voted for session of the festival was the 'Rock and Roll Night' held in the Community Centre. However, the individual performances of The Albion Band, Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies, Robin Laing, Last Night's Fun, Marie Little and many others, held audiences in their grip as each offered their own unique presence and presentation. The children had great fun with Grommet the Balloon man along with other entertainers and storytellers.

This is not official, but from what I saw of the weekend audiences, tents and caravans, I would say the festival for 2001 is on a very sound footing and I for one am looking forward to it! A big thank you to the organisers 'Chester Folk Survivors'

By Colin Matthews

Some comments from our Feedback Forms:

" Had a great time - very friendly festival. Hope we make it again"

"1st folk festival I've been to. Very well organised"

"This is our 5th year of coming here & it's still great fun. Thank you"

"Ist visit - thoroughly enjoyed festival. Many thanks to all those who were good enough to put in such effort to make it a success. Hope to be back next year."

"Great festival. Well done!"