Lansing Eastside Folk Festival

Festival weaved a big finish


Pardon this brief detour from my TV world, but I wanted to wrap up a look at the first Lansing Eastside Folk Festival.

My previous blog was written at the fest's mid-point, when it was off to an amiable start. As it happens, the finish was big and booming and great fun. A mega-tent was packed with people to hear the Tannahill Weavers, who are wrapping up a 50th-anniversary tour.

Aug. 11: Give LEFF a chance


This is a very specialized note, for anyone who happens to be reading this on Aug. 11, near Lansing, Mich. Scoot over to the Lansing Eastside Folk Festival; it continues, at Kalamazoo and Allen streets, until 8 p.m., with the Tannahill Weavers -- on a 50th-anniversary tour from Scotland -- at 6:45 p.m.