Friends of Token Women  by boxplayer

Friends of Token Women

Playing for the ceilidh in Blackmore Gardens at Sidmouth Folk Festival. Catching up with holiday photos. Hear and see a snippet

Token Women are a ceilidh band that go way back and I've followed them from almost the beginning. They originally came together as a band featuring musicians who were sole women in otherwise male bands - hence the name. They had been booked to play at the festival but unfortunately two of their number are currently undergoing treatment for cancer and couldn't make it. So they turned it into a 'friends of' event and invited loads of brilliant women musicians to play with them (as well as the odd token man!).

The Airbnb bed turned out to be not as bad as I'd expected, quite comfortable, and I slept in late. P brought back bread and croissants for breakfast. Went to the Ham to catch 2 numbers from the excellent English Fiddle Ensemble, and on to a good lindy hop workshop, teaching the basics with Hannah More and Chris W. Lunch in the Radway - cheese salad roll - and a play before trying Saul Rose's advanced melodeon where we worked on the Plane Tree.

Home to change and pick up my dance shoes for the friends of Token Women ceilidh. Danced most dances despite my dodgy knees and also got rather emotional not just because of the absent members but just remembering old times. Knees very sore after.

Back to the Radway for more tunes and on home.

Friends of Token Women ceilidh

7 August 2023
Sidmouth, Devon
always please me when I see a cello.
August 16th, 2023  
How fabulous have been to a few Ceilidh
August 17th, 2023  
I love seeing a whole lineup of women! Bet it was a great time.
August 17th, 2023  
They look like they are enjoying themselves.
August 17th, 2023  
They looks like they are having fun.
August 17th, 2023  
Nice live performance shot.
August 17th, 2023  
Nice shot - Sidmouth Folk Festival has grown over the years.
August 17th, 2023  
@yaorenliu 😊 you can just about see it being played here, but maybe not hear so well with all the other instruments
August 18th, 2023  
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