Cream Tees’ Visit to Sidmouth FolkWeek 2016

Following their acclaimed performances at Towersey Festival in 2015, Cream Tees and the Teesdale Longsword Dance Team were specially invited to take part in the Sidmouth FolkWeek. The group of young musicians and dancers travelled down by minibus with their willing band of adult tutors and helpers on Monday, 1 August and returned on Saturday, 6 August.

Cream Tees band members at Sidmouth FolkWeek

Cream Tees band members await the bus from the campsite to the town centre on their first morning at the festival.
(Photo by Neil Diment)

Cream Tees on Garden Stage at Sidmouth FolkWeek 2016

Cream Tees gave three performances on the Garden Stage in Blackmore Gardens, in the centre of Sidmouth, during the week.
(Photo by Simon Bettison)

Alex Cumming, former tutor of Cream Tees, running a workshop at Sidmouth FolkWeek

It was great to meet up again with former tutor Alex Cumming, who, with Nicola Beasley, ran a lively workshop on Tuesday evening.
(Photo by Neil Diment)

Sarah Boddy and Rupert Philbrick at Sidmouth FolkWeek

Volunteer tutors Sarah Boddy and Rupert Philbrick enjoying Alex Cumming’s workshop with members of Cream Tees at Sidmouth FolkWeek.

Teesdale Longsword Dance Team performs at Sidmouth FolkWeek 2016

Tutor Patrick Langdon introducing the Teesdale Longsword Dance Team on the Garden Stage at Sidmouth.
(Photo by Neil Diment)

Teesdale Longsword Dance team performing Penshaw Dance at Sidmouth Folkweek 2016

Teesdale Longsword Dance team performing their version of the four-sword ‘Penshaw’ dance on the Garden Stage at Sidmouth in August 2016.
(Photo by Neil Diment)

Teesdale Longsword Dance Team perform Penshaw Dance

The Teesdale Longsword Dance Team displaying the lock at the end of their performance of the four-sword ‘Penshaw’ Dance.
(Photo by Neil Diment)

Rupert Philbrick leads Cream Tees practice session.

Tutor Rupert Philbrick leading the daily Cream Tees practice session at the campsite.
(Photo by Neil Diment)

Heather McLachlan and her new baby concertina

Cream Tees’ Heather McLachlan was overjoyed with her new concertina, bought during the festival!
(Photo by Neil Diment)

Cream Tees performing at the Eye on the Future gig

Cream Tees performing at the ‘Eye on the Future 3’ gig at the Methodist Church on Thursday, 4 August 2016.
(Photo by Caroline Piercy)

Patrick Langdon performing a song for Milly Diment's birthday

Patrick Langdon performing ‘Milly Diment Likes to Dance’ the song he had specially composed for our head cook’s 19th birthday.
(Photo by Neil Diment)

Musicians, dancers, tutors, and helpers relax on the bus back to the campsite at Sidmouth FolkWeek.

Musicians, dancers, tutors, and helpers relax on the bus back to the campsite.

Cream Tees warming up for Torchlight Procession and Dance Display.

Cream Tees warming up for the Torchlight Procession and Dance Display on the last evening.
(Photo by Neil Diment)

Cream Tees excited about Torchlight Procession and Dance Display at Sidmouth Folkweek 2016

Excitement mounts for Cream Tees in the warm-up to the Torchlight Procession and Dance Display on the last evening.
(Photo by Neil Diment)

Patrick Langdon wearing the lock of long swords

Longsword Dance tutor Patrick Langdon remained calm during the warm-up to the Torchlight Procession and Dance Display on the last evening.
(Photo by Neil Diment)

Cream Tees in Torchlight Procession and Dance Display at Sidmouth FolkWeek 2016

Cream Tees taking part at the Torchlight Procession and Dance Display on the Esplanade on the last evening of the festival.
(Photo by Neil Diment)

Hasta la vista, Sidmouth!

Cream Tees and the Teesdale Longsword Dance Team members say farewell after a very successful first visit to Sidmouth FolkWeek. ¡Hasta la vista, Sidmouth!
(Photo by Neil Diment)