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The Mt Haemus Day

September 1st, 2008

Yesterday we held a festival of learning, music, art and celebration in  the Medieval Hall in Salisbury. Four of the Mt Haemus Award speakers delivered their papers, with musical interludes that included solo singing from the minstrel’s gallery by Anne Coleman, our being piped back into the hall after the morning coffee-break by Andy Letcher, harp music for the meditation and with story-telling from Claire Hamilton, and virtuoso work on the steel guitar by Jim Faupel which culminated in us all joining him in singing his powerful song ‘Sing My Soul Back Home’.

In this gallery of photos (click on the images to enlarge them) you can see the entrance to the hall, Touchstone editor Penny Billington and Stephanie CG sharing a private joke, the display of Esmee Vincent’s artwork that she has produced over the last 15 years or so, and a photo of her receiving the crown of an Honorary Bard of the Order, Dr Brendan Myers giving his talk, the speakers lined up for a photo after the event (L-R: Philip, Prof Roland Rotherham, Dr Brendan Myers, Dr Adam Stout) and a line-up of the musicians (L-R: Jim Faupel, Andy Letcher, Anne Coleman, Claire Hamilton).