I thought I’d posted about this before, and whilst clearing a load of magazines and paperwork I came across the programme.
I went to the Environmental fair at the end of August. I hadn’t been to it in a while, but it was just as good as I remembered. The fair is a relatively small event, but it is a local event and has a real character to it, which it hasn’t lost at all.
There were 3 stages and some really interesting acts played, from the larger traditional band type format, to solo musicians and people doing some fairly experimental stuff for a local event.
I was so glad that I went to this fair, it always feels good to support local events and the stages were all powered by solar energy too. I don’t think many events can make that claim.
I’ll have to make sure it is in my diary again for 2011.
I saw this band at Beyond the Border in the summer, and I really enjoyed them a lot. The guy playing the Mbira was a real character and really funny. He was also a great Mbira player amongst other instruments he played.
I wish I’d got their CD now.
I’ve only listened to this album a couple of times now, but it is great. I’ve been a fan of Yello since I was at school and a Swiss friend introduced me to them. But in recent years I haven’t kept up with they work. So buying this CD was great to hear what they’ve been up to.