Thursday, 16 August 2007

The sound of music

Folk academy of Ellassona, Greece - performing in Alnwick

Alnwick is a quiet market town in Northumberland that hosts a international music festival every year and invites acts from around the globe to perform. This year saw the 32nd international music festival hosted by the town and one of the regular acts was the Folk academy of Ellassona from Greece.

The academy performs dances from all over Greece and especially Ellassona with the aim of teaching and keeping the traditions of dance, song and culture alive. They did a excellent job of motivating the crowds and were absolutely brilliant to watch.

One rather amusing episode was the encounter with a local press photographer who looked at my pro camera gear and obviously couldn't work out why i was there or who i was working for. Was i competition? I just smiled, went on snapping pics and remained a man of mystery :o)

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