Ruth Bramley: I always look forward to the Blowout, and this year was certainly no exception, especially because I knew that the hurdy-gurdy workshops would be extremely good. This was my first year of running the box office, although I have assisted Robert for several years, so I wanted to get to Polesworth quite early on Friday, armed with all my paperwork, tickets for collection, etc. Almost as soon as we arrived, people started asking me for tickets, or wanting to pay for previously booked tickets.Read more »
As always, I was looking forward to the Blowout, knowing that it would be a great weekend, filled with music, dancing and good company, this year extending into the Monday as it was over the Bank Holiday weekend. This would be an extra special weekend for my friend Michael Opp (pictured far right), who had planned his trip to England, (to collect his brand new hurdy-gurdy from Mike Gilpin), to include the Blowout weekend.Read more »
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