First night at Jocktoberfest 2014 saw four acts take to the stage and the mood well and truly set for the festival.

Dr Wook played an impromptu opening set as the audience built at the barn
Dr Wook played an impromptu opening set as the audience built at the barn
Lionel were a man down, but that had little impact on the response from the audience
Lionel were a man down, but that had little impact on the response from the audience
Returning to the stage Kris Douglas led The Whiskys to another well paced set from the band.
Returning to the stage Kris Douglas led The Whiskys to another well paced set from the band.

"The early part of the slot was very measured; keeping a lid on what was to come. "
“The early part of the slot was very measured; keeping a lid on what was to come. “
"If you are going to get a crowd warmed up on a cold night, and the temperatures were dropping, bring in a ceilidh band."
“If you are going to get a crowd warmed up on a cold night, and the temperatures were dropping, bring in a ceilidh band.”

Have a look at our other Jocktoberfest 2014 features, including the review of the Friday night.

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Life-long engagement with music and a truly eclectic taste (although prog-rock and metal will usually have me scrambling for the off button). If pushed, I would have to say the Velvet Underground are one of the most important band’s of all time. Although I consider myself first and foremost a photographer, as regards reviewing I guess I cut my teeth in the vibrant fanzine scene of the 80’s. Around the same time I started taking photographs and, to be brief, performance and photography were made for each other: perfect match.