This past weekend, Richmond had it's first time at running the Folk Festival after three years as the site of the National. It was great! We only got to attend one evening but the turn out was really good. We got to dance to Michael Doucette and Beausoleil, what fun! Here he is on the fiddle. We saw Taiko drummers and heard Howard Tate sing R & B. The weather was perfect. Brown's Island was all lit up and we had great views of downtown buildings and the lovely white building, which is some corporate headquarters. We missed the group from Mexico that did the Mayan ritual, "flying" down from a tall pole, which we heard was spectacular. A fun night in the city!