The final day of folk craziness and what a day it was! Just enough time spent polishing tunes off so that they sparkled and then some time just jamming with session tunes and exploring some new harmonic ideas.
After a brief pit stop it was time for the pub crawl and what a night it was! We invaded three pubs and filled them with music and art. The first was the Cutty Sark where our colleagues played some guitar quartets and songs as well as performing some monologues. Unfortunately the beer was rather expensive even though it was very good so we moved on to the Trafalgar where we heard some fiery Greek/Cypriot music. The final pub was the Admiral Hardy where we were set to perform so we set off a little bit early to make sure we had some space for everyone.
When the crowds arrived we set the evening off with two of the American tunes we learnt. Unfortunately the atmosphere wasn't quite right for some of the tunes we had learnt and at times it really was a struggle to be heard. I especially felt sorry of our wonderful singer Ulrike who despite some fairly hearty singing was drowned out by the general crowd in the pub and much of the story of Skewbald was lost. After we had played a few more of our tunes we took a break while some more of our colleagues did some wonderful satirical sketches about pub life and the phenomenon of Fifty Shades of Grey.
Then came the session part of the evening, unfortunately we didn't get to play any more of the tunes that we had worked on and really there wasn't enough room for either of the cellos to play safely; but besides this slight disappointment we had a laugh and played some cracking tunes with some of the locals a whole host of Trinity Laban Folkers.
What a wonderful way to end the perfect folky week! A big thank you to Roger Wilson and everyone else we collaborated with.