The Altar of Precious Things

Woodford Folk Festival, 1999

This year's Fire Event was voted a great event despite heavy rain during the preparations. The theme was "The Altar of Precious Things", focusing on the things we value most in life. The music, directed by Steve Berry, was provided by the Gyoto Monks of Tibet, Dya Singh, combined gamelan orchestras, Shane Howard, Greg Shehan and many wonderful musicians from the Festival. Chris James led a choir of 400. In all, about 1100 people took part in the performance, which was seen by a live audience of 10,000.

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