I'm very glad you enjoyed Winterfest! It's a real shame to hear there was any bashing--I wasn't aware of any but I hope it was of the well-intentioned variety. We're very proud of Crickhollow and the music community we've built here and perhaps someone was a bit too over the top when talking about what makes us special.
Like all of the servers we've got our own unique feel and some wonderful bands you can only see here. Many of us also travel abroad to listen or perform and I'm always pleased as can be when we have the chance to welcome listeners and bands from elsewhere. I love nothing more than finding out that we've made new friends who want to come back for our regular events or even start playing a character here.
I've always found this a very welcoming place and I'm sorry if someone gave a different impression. I hope you will come back for Shirefest or one of our regular weekly events in spite of this unfortunate moment.