Attending the 53rd Annual New England Folk Festival
April 25 - 27, 1997
By Ryan Thomson
This was my 21st year at the festival, and my 11th time hosting the "Captain Fiddle Booth."
My favorite part of the festival is visiting with my folk music friends from around the
country. I had to leave the festival for a while on Saturday since I had two back to back
wedding gigs, but was back in time to sample lots of good dancing, music, and tasty ethnic
The weather was sunny and warm which meant lots of outside dancing and music making.
There were lots of great jam sessions with ethnic music of all types. My fiddle workshop on
Sunday was well attended and I was impressed with the increasing interest in learning
traditional music by kids. They asked more questions than the adults!
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written by Ryan Thomson