Medium and folkey is considered a rousing success down Kiama way.
And, that’s exactly what 45 homegrown and international artists produced at the annual Folk By The Sea festival, much to the pleasure of coordinator Rod Cork.
Cork was indeed very happy with how the three-day festival, which finished on Sunday, went this year.
”It’s everything we expected and a bit more to be honest,” he said.
“Everybody liked the music, the opening was good and even our illustrious local MP Gareth [Ward] turned up.”
Cork added the sixth event of its kind struck a chord with Kiama locals and those who follow the folk festival circuit.
“The folkeys have well and truly accepted us, so it’s going well,” he said.
“We probably had about 850 on site over the last three days. It was perfect. We don’t want it any bigger.
“On the folk festival scene it is a medium festival and that’s the way we like it.
“We’ve also made it deliberately folkey unlike other folk festivals that are heading off into generic music festivals.”
Cork said this was achieved thanks to class acts including The Heart Collectors from Byron Bay.
International stars Alan Reid and Rob van Sante were also “brilliant”.
Ken Nichol, one of the world’s great acoustic electric guitar plays, also lived up to his name.
“Our local band The Water Runners were also fantastic. They equalled anything we put on actually.”
Cork added the Kiama Christchurch was once again successfully used as an acoustic venue.