We have decided to take another Fallow Year in 2015. An opportunity for us to rest, make space and room for experiences away from the planning and organising of the event...
In the summer of 2014, Ymuno enjoyed its fourth Summer Festival, a memorable weekend of which all involved can be incredibly proud. Rarely in life do you have the opportunity to be a part of something so special - and for many of those who work to produce Ymuno each year, it is so much more than an event. Its very roots were in relationship and community - making a safe space for family, music and the arts - and throwing out an invitation to all to be a part of it. The feedback we’ve had this year, the anecdotes and special stories of your experiences of the festival are pure joy for us to read - thank you to all who gave feedback.
Those who organise the events are volunteers who give a tremendous amount of time and effort, and we hugely appreciate them and acknowledge them as often as we can. We have always wanted Ymuno to be an overflowing of passion and more than just an enterprise, something to be enjoyed and never a job or something we do for profit. This is a difficult dynamic to operate in - it requires huge amounts of honesty and constant evaluation, often within friendships that have existed for many years.
So, with all this in mind - with much consideration, we have decided to take another fallow year in 2015. An opportunity for us to rest, make space and room for experiences away from the planning and organising of the event. We’ve done this before, and although naturally there’s disappointment and a sadness - it’s been good for our community, both near and wide, to rest - we benefit from it. It allows us to find the new again, to draw from something fresh - to be Ymuno.
Thanks for your support and friendship
We were delighted to welcome Riot Jazz, Michele Stodart and Kathryn Williams to the festival last year. They were ably supported by incredibly strong talent such as Neil McSweeney, Nick Pride and the Pimptones, and JP Cooper. Welsh artists such as Julia Harris, Tacsi and Banda Bacana brought their loyal followers and a good time was had by all!