Gordon Tyrrall - Book: Around The Blooming Heather
- Bob Pegg
Gordon Tyrrall's luminous essay is an evocative portrait of a festival that has been part of my life, like his for so long; witty and well observed, by interweaving his own part in the scheme of things it contains little jounces of recognition that make 'Blooming Heather' so inviting to those of us who can tell our 'Metropole' from our 'Friendship Club'. Additionally embracing a landscape of folk music and its populace beyond Whitby, he brings a personal slant to a narrative that can justly be regarded as social history.
Deeply satisiying and in the latter section, impossible to read without being moved by memories of his late partner Caroline, the whole is a compelling annal written with love end affection.
- Clive Pownceby
A personal journey depicting the life and spirit of a unique festival of Folk Arts, inspired by love of a person and place.
- Taffy Thomas