Weekly Prompts. Photo Prompt: Festival
During the last six years, I’ve attended numerous music festivals within the Geelong area and I was fortunate enough to also go to the world famous Port Fairy Folk Music Festival, in 2013, featuring, David Francey(with his band, Go Jane Go), Xavier Rudd, and Geoffrey Gurrumul, a music vidoe of his glorious singing below, you won’t believe how beautiful his voice is !! The featured image above is from the Geelong Jazz Festival on streets in the CBD.
Above, From The Top, David Francey,(left side of stage) at Port Fairy Folk Music Festival 2013. Next: Enjoying the festival, Ivor with Lyn, one of those dear friends of Carole, who were there with us throughout the whole journey. (we swapped hats for this pic)
Above are pictures from the Geelong Motor City Music Festival, 2014 and 2015. From the Top, Lloyd Spiegel, Claude Hay, my friends enjoying the show, Martin, Terry and Jacqui, and The Chris Wilson Blues Band .
Above two pictures are from our local Pako Festa, a multi-cultural festival held annually here in Geelong, a street parade, street stalls and displays and outdoor concerts. Left, pic Ivor with Niamh, My Irish friend’s Martin and Jacqui, daughter, 2013, she’s 18 months old, and the same little Niamh in 2016, yep she’s Ivor’s special little girl.
Here below a poem I wrote about my time at the Port Fairy Folk Music Festival, in March 2013, and the four day Festival was an event I shall always remember.
A Festival, beside the sea
Musicians playing in the breeze
Song-catchers of sadness and glee
Open for everyone to see
A Festival, of warmth and love
Bound together within a community glove
Endless tunes, over and above
Gliding around like peaceful doves
A Festival, with friends in a cottage
Laughter, travelling through the village
Riding on a horse-drawn carriage
Singing out of tune, a broken homage
A Festival, rejoicing day and night
Eating and drinking on-site
The multitude happy and bright
Hovering under the stage lights
A Festival, a joyful blast
Memories always to last
The fun time went so fast
Holding hands on the grass
Ivor Steven (c) 2018