Mark Graham lectures in Music Technology on the BA Music Course at Waterford Institute of Technology and discovered his love for festivals while hanging around with various ne’er-do-wells playing music at many of them. He wrote a weekly festival column in The Ticket with the Irish Times every Friday until recently. His Year of Festivals in Ireland Blog has won a couple of awards, but more importantly, during his Year of Festivals he won both the All Ireland Bucket Singing Championship and The All Ireland Conker Championship. The All Ireland Conker Title was particularly sweet as he got to take an All Ireland title and trophy from Kilkenny across the bridge to Waterford. It’s quite likely that he’s addicted to festivals, Buckfast and crisps.