Ingleton & District Tradespeoples Association, Mason's Dog Oil, Settle Music Ltd, Ingleton Parish Council, Audioworks, Craven District Council, Hanson Aggregates, Folkus, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Bibby's Coaches, Kidds Transport
A phenomenal weekend Folks, everything went off smoothly and the weather was reasonably kind to us as well! The crowds were legion and the music, both session and concert, was of a superbly high standard. The Organisers would like to thank all who attended for your support and contributions and our particular thanks go to all the hard working Volunteers who managed all the venues, directed those who had lost their way, manned the buses over the weekend collecting the fares, bringing in the collection boxes at the end of each session and generally ran themselves ragged all in the cause of the smooth running of the event! All concerts were very well attended and the Venues had no complaints other than they couldn't fit everyone in at the busiest times, though that isn't such a bad thing?
A few pointers that we will be taking on board for next year: The bus timetable will be re-vamped to make it easier to understand, concerts will be starting a little earlier each evening to correspond with the bus times, advertising of the Festival locally will be a priority and a map showing the venues will be made available.
One note of concern over the weekend was the theft of the contribution paper money, primarily, and some coinage from the boxes at the £x Servicemen's Club on Friday night after they had been left on the back bar until being collected on Saturday afternoon. The future of next years Festival is dependent on these funds and somewhere close to sixty or seventy quid has been taken. Closer watches were kept on the collections for the rest of the event and we'll ensure this sort of thing doesn't happen again.
There will be the usual Festival Fundraiser and Hiring Fairs next year to be held on Friday & Saturday 27th & 28th February 2015 and the Festival itself will be held on the weekend of October 2nd to 4th 2015.
Guest Artistes will be announced after the Fundraiser when the Website is updated with all the latest news.
Thanks again to you all. (The Ingleton Folk Festival Committee 2014)