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As tickets go on sale for Musicport 2011 – the 12th festival, the 4th year at Bridlington and aiming to be the biggest yet - we’ll blog our way through the Musicport year, bringing you news of bookings, ideas and developments as the line-up takes shape, and a glimpse of the lives and minds of the Musicport staff and crew. We’ll be looking for thoughts and comments from you too – please join in, wherever you are!

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Monday, 10 May 2010

not just a festival ...

Lovely start to the week - bright sunshine, and that warm feeling that comes after a really lovely event - we had a house concert at Lindhead Lodge (thank you Francis and Claudia!) with Geoff Berner, the most entertaining klezmer accordion player ... so much laughing and also food for thought, and his book(let) that made me weep with laughter, and fantabulous food from Dharma and lots of old and new friends, even though some we'd have liked to see couldn't be there ...
Now we're getting ready for a comedy night this Saturday - Ivan Brackenbury's Hospital Radio Remix show. This will be a new experience for me, but the publicity looks good and Neil at Hilarity Bites hasn't let us down with his bookings yet, so I'm looking forward to it. We certainly need a good laugh after last Thursday, though glimmerings of positive activity are currently on the radio.
In the meantime, I'm looking forward to a meeting tonight with our wonderful stall-meisterin Katy, who will, with any luck, make everything alright for everyone who wants a stall in October even though we've already got more applications than space!

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