When the idea of reviving the Fylde folk festival for one day was first
suggested to Alan Bell he didn't have to think very long before agreeing and
the planning of the revival to coincide with his 85th Birthday celebrations
Sadly Alan passed away in April after a short illness but one of his last
wishes was that the Fylde Revival Day went ahead as he'd planned. Thanks to
Christine and Jamie the day was held on 22nd June 2019 and was a celebration
of Alan's life and music with the guest list including artists that had all
appeared at Fylde over the years, with the exception of Jim Moray, a wonderful
last minute replacement for Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman who, due to illness,
were unable to attend.
The day comprised of the Home Grown
Unsí, the Entertainers and
the Evening concerts, was a terrific
reminder of how special the Festivals were to us all and a great tribute to
the man himsel. Thanks Alan!
It was great to see so many old friends and familiar faces including my
pal Pete Skinner and 'Stan' the late
John Wright's little dog, a veteran himself.