just a few miles from Ross-on-Wye, Garway is a sparsely
populated and an historic region of Herefordshire once known
(and still sometimes referred to locally) as 'Archenfield',
which was a kind of buffer state between the Saxons and
the Celts. With beautiful views from the easily climbable
Hill, it is an ideal spot for a folk festival to take
place. That is exactly what happened over the weekend when
the first Garway Folk Festival took place.
to say, the event was a huge success, attracting visitors
and performers from all around the country. The mainly sunny
weather over the course of the event was a bonus and several
hundred people enjoyed the atmosphere of the traditional
folk music, dance and performances and parades outside and
within the main stage area.