Harlequin Fayre, Norfolk 9th – 11th August 2013

Harlequin Fayre, Norfolk, 9,10,11 August 2013

What a beautiful little Festival this is, special, friendly, clean and with a safe and welcoming atmosphere, I now understand why so much of it was shrouded in secrecy and mystery, from its location to the line up. This is a very special event and it would be such a shame for it to become spoiled. Totally non-corporate and extremely environmentally-friendly, I did not see any litter at all and by Tuesday it had been restored to its pristine condition in this beautiful setting.

Bands included Congo Faith Healers, The Vagaband, Tallowah, Gadjo, Feral Mouth, Dumbfoundus, Andy Kirkham, Chad Mason, Das Fenster & the Alibis, Woodland Creatures and many, many more. But it was not just about the music, with so much more going on – which included a kids area with its own circus, a healing area, workshops, stalls and a speaker tent. I loved this event and have so many wonderful memories – I think I had a smile on my face the whole time and genuinely did not want to return to the over-stimulating commercialism of everyday life with its stresses, blanket news coverage and television, noise etc. I can see why that lovely couple decided to have their wedding reception at the Fayre – congratulations to them! 🙂

Too many highlights to list them all, but musically I especially enjoyed The Vagaband, Birds of Hell, Tallowah, and an amazing impromptu 45min jam with Ash Woolnough and a large selection of musicians for a fantastic dub improvisation with Mikey on the sound desk.

Here is a selection of photos, I shall add more in due course …

birds of hell

birds of hell

das fenster and the alibis

das fenster and the alibis

das fenster

das fenster

das fenster and the alibis

das fenster and the alibis

stagger lee

stagger lee

jack of tallowah jamming with 'the mask'

jack of tallowah jamming with ‘the mask’

what a brilliant idea to have a wedding reception here

what a brilliant idea to have a wedding reception here

sally

sally

the ever-smiling holly

the ever-smiling holly

psychedelic nana, theatre of escapades

psychedelic nana, theatre of escapades

sefo kanuteh and pedz

sefo kanuteh and pedz

stef and matt at harlequin

stromm

stromm

theatre of escapades

theatre of escapades

Addison's Uncle

Addison’s Uncle

Andy Kirkham

Andy Kirkham

harlequin 2013

Feral Mouth

Feral Mouth

Gadjo

Gadjo

Gadjo

Gadjo

harlequin 2013

Ash Woolnough

Ash Woolnough

harlequin 2013

harlequin 2013

woodland nymph

harlequin

harlequin

harlequin

harlequin

harlequin - dumbfoundus

harlequin

The Vagaband

The Vagaband

harlequin - gadjo

Gadjo

Gadjo

harlequin

Ovine Ash jam

Ovine Ash jam

harlequin

Discharge Lounge

Discharge Lounge

harlequin

harlequin

Solana

Solana

harlequin - solano

Solana

Solana

harlequin

harlequin

harlequin

harlequin

Mari Joyce band

Mari Joyce band

Mari Joyce quartet

Mari Joyce quartet

harlequin

harlequin

harlequin

harlequin

Tanglemist

Tanglemist

harlequin

Theatre of Escapades

Theatre of Escapades

harlequin

harlequin

harlequin

Dr Clyde

Dr Clyde

harlequin

harlequin

The Woodland Creatures

The Woodland Creatures

Pedz

Pedz

harlequin

harlequin

harlequin

harlequin

harlequin

harlequin

harlequin

harlequin

harlequin

harlequin

The Woodland Creatures

The Woodland Creatures

harlequin

harlequin

Congo Faith Healers

Congo Faith Healers

words and photos by richard shashamane 2013

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