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On exiting the Richmond Folk Festival I stopped half way up the road beside the Altria stage and listened to Adonis Puentes & the Voice of Cuba Orchestra and took this photo in their direction.

RFF from Lee Bridge wm b



Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino wonderful sound is what I chose to film this year.

Returned to the festival Sunday after the hurricane rain with wife and did still shots of Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino that are pending. Sat in the mud while hearing some amazing flute by Kevin Locke that concluded my day.


!0/9/2016 : snapshot from today, and photos with long lens below.











It was a pleasure being able to hear Kevin Locke perform the eagle song, since my passion for birds the past decade.

2 responses

  1. Otway – please change the email address you have for me to kevin.ball@outlook.com

    October 11, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    • Jeez no interest in one of the best I’ve seen at the festival, even bought their CD.

      “Tarantism dates back centuries in this region, with the earliest known accounts of it appearing in manuscripts from the fifteenth century. Victims believed that they had been bitten by the Italian tarantula, or the European black widow spider. After descending into a funk of symptoms that included vomiting and sweating, fear and delirium, depression and paranoia, the only cure was the rite of the tarantula, which involved trance-dancing to the local tarantella, or pizzica, for days on end. The pizzica musicians – typically a violinist, guitarist, accordion and tambourine player – would perform fast and feverishly, engaging the victim in a call-and-response ritual, until eventually they were released from their misery.”

      October 11, 2016 at 9:32 pm

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