Thank you to all who made this edition of the festival the best yet. What was it this time that made it a little different?
We were blessed with the weather... but even if it had been gray there was such a huge amount of warmth between the volunteers, staff and performers that we never would have noticed.
I can't thank the volunteers enough, Jessie, Bozena, Agneiska, Ann, Conor, Siudmy, Adam, Kamil, Marek, Robert, Kasia, Nika, Raffal, Artur (even with a triangle on your head) you were truly a gift.
To the staff of Sirius a big THANK YOU. I think due to Mary's influence we will have set dancing workshops next year (hoorah!), what d'ya think lads, are you game?, Suzanne, John, Brian, Sarah and special thanks to Louise and John for the tremendous job on the sound. I really couldn't do it without you.
Thanks of course to all our performers both scheduled and those who came along for the sessions off their own bat, your contribution is priceless. I think the session in Ballymore was the biggest mix of ages and musicians that I've seen in a long long time.
Thanks to our sponsors, all the food providers, every little bit helps make this a success. A special thank you to the staff at Bella Vista House Hotel for putting up with our late sessions each night - Bartoz and Jarek thank you and Kevin thank you for putting up the majority of our guests!
I hope you all had a terrific time, that you'll tell your friends and that we can all do it again next year even better.
Best Wishes from a now rather gray Ireland.