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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 163 - Wednesday, 5th September 2007
Evening at the Ross Cider and Music Festival 2007
a brilliant weekend! This year's Ross
Cider and Music Festival at Broome
Farm was an overwhelming success and I don't
really think words can describe it, so I made a film.
weekend began with a ceilidh on Friday evening. Tina was
working and could not come to this, so I went alone but
the usual 'Broome Farm' thing happened. As soon as I walked
in, I found myself among good friends. There were the usual
Broome Farm regular friends there, of course, whom I am
always pleased to see but there were also hundreds of others,
from all around the country, whom until that evening, I
had never met before. Many already knew my name and the
whole evening was spent soaking up the atmosphere as one
huge happy family. I photographed some of the people and
the dancing, to the music of 'The Poachers' and the Friday
evening photos can be seen below.
as I love the taste of Broome Farm cider - especially the
hot, mulled variety served at the New Year Wassail - I had
to decline drinking any myself as I had to collect Tina
later in the evening. All I can say is that everybody else
partook, as well as drinking the cider of other producers
present at the event, and that it was a brilliant weekend
- watch the film.
and Sunday's events, to which did Tina accompany me, are
covered on the following two pages.
WNTV Film: Ross Cider and Music Festival 2007
the above picture to watch - right click here and 'save target'
to save to your computer
Cider and Music Festival certainly rates highly
among my top five favourite events of this year, and must
surely do the same for others who were there. It was just
This 25 minute film of the highlights shows just how much
everybody enjoyed, what must also be one of the best attended
local events of this year. It should also be enjoyed by
those who were there, of course.
with Tina talking to Cider Producer, Mike Johnson about
the event and some scenes inside the barn, during Sunday
afternoon's market, it goes on to show the wild and crazy
dancing to 'Chicken Shed Zeppelin' which happened earlier
- on Saturday night.
finishes by returning to Sunday, with an excerpt of two
songs from the absolutely brilliant performance by female
guitarist and vocalist, Louise Richardson.
Serving the Ross Cider - Ian, Cider Producer, Mike, Sophie and Phil.
The Poachers provided the ceilidh music and dance instruction on
Friday evening. Ref: DSC_0494
The weekend's gathering had already begun to grow by Friday evening.
Visiting the festival for the weekend, from Liverpool were Roy,
Gareth, Ross, Lindsey, Lucy and Nicola. Ref: DSC_0500
Lucy and Nicola asked for a photo of just the two of them. Ref:
Dancing to The Poachers on Friday. Ref: DSC_0508
Dancing to The Poachers on Friday. Ref: DSC_0510
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