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Folk fest tunes into day of love

Flagstaff Team

Feeling folkie… Devonport’s Linda and Greg Whitcombe, from the group Tamlin, played some Irish folk tunes
Capping off an afternoon of music and camaraderie… Eric Thomas (left), and John and Maggie Davy
Matthew Holt, Robyn Holt and Melanie Sheehan at the Boys and Girls Brigade sausage stall
Loving the show… Janit Point and Graham Harris

Around 350 people attended Folk in the Park at Windsor Reserve on Valentine’s Day. Organisers were happy the event avoided both the rain and the Covid-19 lockdown that followed.

“There was a good vibe as local families and visitors gathered and shared a picnic in such a beautiful setting,” event organiser Hilary Condon said.

“All of the musicians brought their unique style of folk music to the stage, giving lis- teners a broad sample of what can be heard at the Devonport Folk Club on any Monday night.”

The Devonport-Takapuna Local Board gave a community grant of $2000 to the folk club to help with event costs.


This article originally appeared in the 26 February 2021 edition of the Flagstaff. Read online here.

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