The Detour website has a new feature: a list of upcoming festivals. It may prove useful for advance planning, rather then learning via the Detour Concert Calendar about a great festival the Sunday before it happens. Please give me feedback on whether you think it’s a good idea — is it worth maintaining? To have a festival included in future updates, please email a link to the festival website to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New feature: Festivals List
Coming up today: New music by David Bromberg Band and Joe Walsh (no, not that one). Throat singing from Tuva Instrument of the week: Celtic harp. Music from Brittany, USA,
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