(Church of the Holy Cross)

Our Saturday afternoon started with four hours of excellent Open Mic performances. The session was hosted by Andrew Darbyshire (Australia)

Don Cummer (Canada) released his leg from the bandage and did First we take Manhattan and Memories.

Toni Masalonis (Taiwan) with his a capella versions of The Faith and If it be your will in Chinese (!).

Below: Paul Biesta (Italy) with Edgardo & Anna Knaudt doing I can't forget, Ain’t no cure for love and Go no more a-roving

Jürgen Lohse, Germany (above) doing Hallelujah and Dance me to the end of love, both in German and, on the right, Julien Sorreau and Lover lover lover and Tonight will be fine

Below, on the left: Antonio Savi (Italy) with Avalanche and Famous blue raincoat, and Ron Buitenhuis (Holland) with his rendition of Famous blue raincoat.

Ann Vriend (Canada), one of our Friday artists, sang Hey, that's no way to say goodbye and Bird on a wire at the Open Mic.

Our Event organizer Henning Franz (Germany) with Leonard's poems
set to music by Henning: An orchard of shore trees,
Report to R.S.B, Irving and me at the hospital

Sam Sebban (France), above, with Partisan and Lady Midnight.

Shirley Spencer (Canada) with Famous blue raincoat and You're my man (!). Joe Way (USA) on guitar.

Below Friedemann Linke (Germany) and Stories of the street - he was also one of our Event Pilots!

Above: Kees Boeijen (Holland) doing A bunch of lonesome heroes and One of us cannot be wrong, and Andrea Malavolti (Italy) singing his own translation of Partisan.
Below: Peter Danielsen and Sarah Thorngreen (Denmark) with The gypsy's wife and Take this longing

Jean-Baptiste Cras (France) and Un Canadien errant, and
Kadir Ercan (Germany) with his rendition of Lover lover lover.

All photos © 2006 Eija Arjatsalo
except Ann Vriend by Christoph Franz