Testimonials 2017

What an Awesome first ‘Spirit of the Marsh’ cannot wait for ‘Spirit of the Marsh’ 2018 Already.

Hi all. I’d just like to say thank you for having us . The weekend was utterly lovely. Such well adjusted people to be running the various jobs. Music, bar, stalls, camping, Toilets , gate, box office . Everyone was clearly relaxed, interested in and invested in their roles . Intimate and easy going time. Thank you again. Xx. Xx

What a magical weekend ! It was the best yet. Perfect weather but above all perfect people. Everyone there were part of a true pagan family and you could not fail to feel the positive energy that was shared in and around the camp. Thank you to Simon, Neil and Vick for their true beltane spirit in keeping the fire going over the fantastic festival and for all those hard workers behind the scenes who made the whole thing possible. Gary,Sarah, Julie and Addie (sound and stage management) you are all fantastic guys and not to forget to give a mention to Doug for getting us back on the road home with the help from his jump leads for our poorly vauxhall . Also the bands and singers that entertained us into the evening with their uplifting music. The atmosphere of this weekend will be with me for a very long time. We will be all together again for the next Beltane of 2018…you betcha !…..A very blessed Beltane to all. BB.X

Big Thank to organisers of the festival great weekend loved every minute. And thank you for allowing us Whisky Before Breakfast to perform for your enjoyment we had a ball.🙂

I always love performing at this brilliant Gathering. Many thanks to those who put it together, I know there were many who worked very hard, especially Gary and Julie; plus Elric and the Dagda security crew, plus Ade the Sound guy. Also, many thanks to the wonderful people who came out to see me perform and support me by buying my CDs, I really appreciate it! I hope to perform again next year!

I really enjoyed the performance by Susan Raven and Satch … beautiful voice and great songs!

Thank you to everyone at Spirit of The Marsh festival for having me and Nathan Young perform. What a great atmosphere, great people, fantastic ethos and all the festie fun of meeting old friends and making new ones. The mighty Merlin’s Keep rounded of the night in style. Much fun was had. Looking forward to next year.
Thanks for having us we had a great time…the perfect way to celebrate our anniversary and it was so lovely to catch up with friends & make new ones, dance, sit round the fire til late and to wake up all cosy in the van & pop our heads out in the morning to be greeted by lovely neighbours  hooray for festivals.

Had to shoot off early this morning, so I never got a proper chance to say goodbye to everyone 🙁 This year’s gathering has been one of the best festivals I’ve been to in a very long time! Just wanted to thank everyone involved in running this year for an amazing weekend, and for everyone who came!  If I don’t see you before, I’ll see you next time! 🙂

Thanks to everyone, I had an amazing weekend. Looking forward to SOTM’18

Well finally unpacked !!! Thank you too all the organisers for a great weekend, was loverly too catch up with some friends old and new, some great music, and lots of fun along the way xxxx some amazing creations came out of the workshops thank you all for playing xxxx https://www.facebook.com/thefowk/

Thank you to the organisers for putting together such a wonderful weekend. Loved the entertainment and the stalls. Was my first time…. but not my last. 🙂

We all had a great time so inclusive and friendly. Thank you for being a fabulous responsive audience. We were made so welcome. Sharing our songs was a pleasure. Sean might have a snip of a couple of the songs to share later this week.
Car Dia.

Had a wonderful weekend at Spirit of the Marsh. Thank you to all those who put in the hard work to make it possible. Great workshops and music and lovely people. See you next year 🙂 BTW if anyone has photos of Geoff’s steaming head when he was dancing last night, I’d love to see them!

Thank you to all who worked so hard and to all who came to Spirit of the Marsh. We were newbies with our stall The Raven Tree and enjoyed every minute. Even the wind couldnt blow away the high spirits. We were made very welcome and had a fabulous weekend. Thanks…Roll on next year

Great camp, nice people, glad we came. Had lots of fantastic comments about our handmade items (The Raven Tree) thanks to all who make it such an enjoyable experience, we will definitely recommend to friends and hopefully get there again next year… oh and Merlins Keep were awesome!

Was a pleasure helping out and meeting like minded And little festivals should support each other for bringing everything together to create a magical time! I’m part of equinox festival crew and please check out our page like and come party with us:) if we all work together the stronger and better we become! Made some proper new friendships at spirit in the Marsh and that is priceless. Keep smiling and don’t become lost in what you believe in:)

Thankyou for a fab (very cold haha) weekend! Enjoyed it, entertainment was great, people friendly and atmosphere magical! X

Not long home. Had a fantastic time. Such a wonderful camp and wonderful crowd. Have a great beltane folks and catch you again. K

Tired this morning, but well worth it. What a fab night we had last night as the closing band for the Spirit of the Marsh Beltane Gathering. Thank you to the organisers for putting on a fab event yet again, and pulling through some difficult times to make it what it is. Great energy last night and it was a real pleasure to be part of it all.

Well went to festival unsure what to expect came away with far more than I imagined! Pleasure to hang out with some magical folk and same again next year please 🙂

This is a great camp lots of great talks n workshops get down there n get a day ticket today xx

Testimonials 2016

We had a great time at Spirit of The Marsh 2016, but don’t just take our word for it.  Here is what people said about the event.

“What can i say about a truly amazing weekend? The atmosphere was wonderful, truly pagan and free. It was a true Beltane awakening to summer camp even though the weather was a “having a laugh” several times. But a big thank you to all the crew who worked hard to help make a great weekend for all of us and to all you guys for just being there. As i saw it no amount of rain could dampen the “Spirit” of the Marsh and all who were there. See you all next year BB xx” – S Wales

“I would like to thank everyone who was involved in the organising of the event for all their hard work and effort in trying to make the weekend special. Unfortunately the wind the rain and the cold had other ideas. But what the heck, I can’t speak for others but I still had a good weekend and enjoyed every wet and cold moment of it. So well done Julie and crew, hope to see you again next year with a new pair of thermals.” – Lincoln

“a truly ace weekend,thanks for having us,,,and loads of thanks to the guys who tried so hard to save my tent,,,xxxxxx”

“So I’m sure I’m not the only one to think that all the bands and singers were amazing!” – Lincolnshire

“These guys (Dagda) are my hero’s..got my poor old camper van up and rolling…and even organised a tow for her when she was stuck in the mud. Thank guys..see you alk next year” – Lincoln

Always wanted to see a good Morris Dancing Troup, and now I have!!” – Lincolnshire

“What an amazeballs weekend! Off down the pub to recover!” – Lincolnshire

“Thank you very much to the crew that pulled together on Saturday am to get the marquees back up.  Also quite a few campers & stall holders just mucked in with us all and helped so much. It is the willingness to help out and join in in whatever the situation that makes this event so special. Thank you so much to you all.” – Lincolnshire

“A really lovely weekend. Thank you to the organisers. Already looking forward to next year” – Lincolnshire

“Brilliant fun last night with Arabian Delights! Well would you like a biscuit?” – Lincolnshire

“Thanks to Gary, all those organisers of Spirit of the Marsh, our sound engineer and those brave souls who sang, danced and generally helped us with our Irish mayhem at your festival this year. You are all bonkers and we loved playing for you. Hope to see you again. Sylvester et al.” – Spalding

“My wife and I were gutted that we could not stay for the weekend, but we had a great day today! Sunshine and lots of lovely kids at the drumming , a little of everything at the ritual..lol! and sunshine and smoke for the storytelling. Many thanks to the lovely people who stopped to support me. xxx” – Lincolnshire

“Thanks for a brilliant weekend!” – Lincolnshire

“It was a beautiful ritual. Also.. I got wet and I didn’t die! YAY!!!” – Lincolnshire

“Thank you so much to everyone involved. Just got back after a WONDERFUL looong weekend at camp. It was fantastic. Thank you again and see you next year.” – Coventry

“Thankyou for a great festival xx” – Lincolnshire

“Had a wonderful time at Spirit of the Marsh, met some lovely people and learned to crochet – many thanks to the lovely Craft Cavern Ladies , See you next year” – Essex

“Me and mike have loved our time at the event! Hope to see you next year!?” – Runcorn

“Lovely times, apart from the hailstorm! We’re having a great weekend, thank you to the organisers for your hard work.” – Lincolnshire

“Looking forward to visiting today… Not been before so excited x” – Binbrook

“The Air Cadets will not be providing first aid or parking support at Spirit of The Marsh as it is of pagan origin.” – Local reverend.

These are all genuine comments about the weekend, names have been removed.