When your very favourite things are (1) being by the sea, (2) being with friends who just get it, (3) easy pints and (4) music, then Homegame is just about the perfect festival.
I'm just back from a euphoric few days up in Anstruther where I developed a bit of a crush on Karine Polwart. (And several other Fence-y types, if truth be told). But Karine's the one to post up here - a breath of folky beauty; clear, beautiful and with a huge generosity and warmth.
Listen: Karine Polwart - The Light on the Shore
Listen: Karine Polwart - Follow the Heron
Buy Faultlines or Scribbled In Chalk from Karine's website - more downloads there too.