Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds
> Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds
The final night of the Bury Festival was blessed with blue skies and dry weather, but most importantly the icing on the cake was the return of the much-loved Celtic group The Dubliners.
With their own brand of airs, jigs and special blend of humour, they were as popular as ever with the capacity audience in the delightful Abbey Gardens.
A particular favourite was 'young Barney', whose solo bits on the banjo and singing were much better than his spoken word! Barney's logic or rather the lack of it (a duet for two he said!) was more than made up for with his terrific singing of the love song Someone to Love Me.
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It was all fun and good, easy stuff, and the fact the crowd wanted encore after encore said it all. Included in the finale were Wild Rose and In Dublin's Fair City, with full participation by a cheering and waving crowd. It was only the start of the spectacular firework display that ended their show, but in what style.
Amongst the audience in the first half was a solitary tabby cat that seemed more than content to lap up all the culture, regardless of those around him!
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Nick Wells, the festival manager, said: “It's been an amazing festival with more sellouts than ever before. There has been a tremendous response from the audience, lots of calls and positive comments.
“It's the best festival ever, with lots of highlights and a wide range of events.”