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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club
From: GUEST,JK
Date: 01 Nov 05 - 02:15 PM

To get to EP'TH FOLK CLUB:

Drive to the traffic lights at Epworth, there you will find the
White Bear pub. With the pub car park on your right go down Station
Road, away from the town centre for a few hundred yards until you come to a left fork in the road. Take this and you will find the
OLD SCHOOL INN on your right a few yards down BATTLE GREEN.

That is where we are.
      This is an edited PermaThread® for the Epworth Folk Club, intended to provide performance schedules and other information about the club. This thread will be edited by Rookery4. Feel free to post to this thread, but remember that all messages posted here are subject to editing or deletion.
      -Joe Offer-



Messages no longer needed in this PermaThread, will be moved to the Epworth Folk Club Archive


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Musket
Date: 03 Apr 15 - 02:17 AM

A rather good night. A bit thin on the ground, but songs from Goff, Danny, Richard, The Rookery's Uncle Brian, Albert, the rookery and yours truly.

There are many musical styles and formats in folk and we heard quite a few of them from Geordie unaccompanied traditional ballads to Americana. As ever, Epworth delivers in providing good folk music with varying styles and I look forward to my fortnightly fix. It's a breath of fresh air in more ways than one.

The rookery suggested an Irish theme some time. (We went to Wath last month and Dennis the Elder does themes.) Other than digging a hole in the car park, not sure what I'd do but my mates are a versatile bunch....


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 03 Apr 15 - 02:34 AM

If The Memsahib ever gets a week at home, I have every intention of coming over with a bunch of songs to slit your wrists by. But don't expect anything Irish from me - I leave Irish stuff to Irishpersons, they do it so much better than a Yellerbelly! 👍😄


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Musket
Date: 03 Apr 15 - 06:57 AM

No fear of any theme other than our broad inclusive interpretation of folk, or acoustic roots as it is more fashionable to call it.

Just an excuse the other night to relate my lame joke about digging up car parks.

There again, if you look on certain websites all folk songs are "feckin' Irish"

Looking for the words to John Connoly songs? Look under Dubliners.


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 03 Apr 15 - 07:05 AM

LOL! John finds it quite amusing that 'Fiddler's Green' is often claimed as a 'Traditional Irish' song! He certainly doesn't seem to lose any sleep over its mis-accreditation.

It's the broad inclusiveness of Ep'th Folk that I enjoy so much - long may it be so! 👍


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Musket
Date: 14 Apr 15 - 09:48 AM

'Tis tomorrow!

Mowbray Arms, Epworth for free beer, a Taylor Parlour guitar (custom) in the raffle and a chance to watch the womens' beach volleyball practice session during the beer break.

Wednesday is crap on the telly so come down and give us a Child Ballad instead..


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Musket
Date: 15 Apr 15 - 03:40 AM

Only twelve hours to go! Helplines are being set up for those two cannot contain their excitement and the beach volleyball players are limbering up.

Everything you ever needed from a folk club from Musket sticking his finger in his ear to Andrew performing an Ed Sheeran cover via the rookery banging out trad on his banjo. All folky points in between by our increasing number of regular and not so regular troubadours. If you haven't got a guitar, no problem. We have a bloke who can make you one and another liable to sell you one.

Mowbray Arms, Ep'th. 8.30pm.

The secret code to get into the club room is to go to the bar and order an extra pint, saying it's for Ian.


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Musket
Date: 16 Apr 15 - 03:00 AM

Well, I don't know about you, but I reckon the beach volleyball team should go all the way...

Wonderful night. Turned into a bit of a session towards the end, thanks in no small way to Jim's powerful voice and dropping hints by shouting what key (he thought) his uke was in. Goff floated between John Connoly and trad via Guns n Roses, Danny picked out some good songs, Chris included one he penned himself, the rookery dug out some fine classics, Andrew carried on with his nack of singing songs you remember being played in folk clubs over the years, to fine effect. Albert counted four guitars and a uke he built being used in the room whilst providing vocals for Chris at one point and yours truly dug a few out of the archives.

Awful lot of digging going on.. We arranged our input to the Epworth Music Day in June. (Sat outside the Mowbray all afternoon singing and playing. Sat inside The Mowbray all night singing and playing. Took some working out, I'll tell you..)

Oh, I won the raffle. But when I got it home it wasn't the Taylor I bought a ticket for. Turned out to be a Martin copy, Collings or some such name. Tsk.

Alternative reviews can be found via either the rookery or anyone who didn't turn up.


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Rookery4
Date: 16 Apr 15 - 04:33 AM

It seems my sober and considered reportage on the Ep'th Folk Club activities, is being usurped by Musket's enthusiastic and knowledgeable commentary! I rather think the difference in style is due to his modest intake of alcohol, and my walkingdistancefromtheMowbray 4 or 5 pints. This means he can remember details of what went on where I just remember a rather blurry evening of joviality, conviviality, repartee and enjoyable music. Brilliant!


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Rookery4
Date: 16 Apr 15 - 04:41 AM

I also thought it was a chance last night for Musket to see what a proper guitar is like to play- in my old job it was called a demo, and often led to a sale as the quality of the instrument becomes apparent through use!
It'll be good for the guitar to be thrashed a bit as my playing is far too delicate to get the best out of it! (Joke)


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Musket
Date: 16 Apr 15 - 09:29 AM

You could have lent me the beach volleyball team instead.

Anyway, I can confirm the build quality is OK. It took a padsaw, mallet and large drill to get the bugger apart. All that just to see what pre war scalloping looks like eh?

Once I get it glued together again, I will be able to comment on the playability....


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Musket
Date: 29 Apr 15 - 03:52 AM

Tis tonight!

Form an orderly queue and when you get to the bar, the rookery has JS cask and I drink Black Sheep.

Tonight's raffle prize is a Northwood guitar (choice of two) and anyone who doesn't buy a ticket still has a chance of a banjo.

Drop everything and get to The Mowbray Arms at 8.30pm.

You know it makes sense.


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 29 Apr 15 - 07:33 AM

Northwood or Northworthy?

I won't buy a ticket, I've already got too many expensive guitars! And my Lowden will be back from its Irish TLC-trip to Uncle George's tomorrow, complete with new truss-rod, fingerboard, nut, bridge-saddles and pickguard, so I'll be in heaven...

Mine's a Coffee, BTW! 👍😄


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Musket
Date: 29 Apr 15 - 11:01 AM

The rest of us will be in Epworth. Like heaven but the beer's cheaper....

So the Lowden won't be back in time for tonight? Pity. You'll just have to bring one of those Yankee planks I suppose... Borrowing that Collings has seen me in two shops yesterday and today picking up D28s and wondering......


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 29 Apr 15 - 11:11 AM

An attack of GAS is a powerful thing...!!


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Rookery4
Date: 30 Apr 15 - 05:43 AM

A grand night was had by all concerned. Ian Laird made his long overdue debut as an acoustic guitarist, with a well written and played song explaining why he had eventually been forced to come, (by Richard and Me!) Mike made an escape from Bridge and played some great blues, Musket and Backwoodsman gave us some proper folk and Goff, Albert, Chris, Richard and Me did what we do with much joviality, enthusiasm, guitar chat and beer! Nice nice nice!


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Musket
Date: 30 Apr 15 - 07:09 AM

Proper folk.. Not like those who live on the next street! Proper folk are those who get out of the bath to have a wee, aren't they?

I had that attack of gas by the way. My own fault for cooking too many puy lentils at teatime.

Reading the rookery' comment, it occurs to me that Mudcat doesn't ever seem to debate what is proper folk? Odd, that. Being a folk forum...
🙈🙊🙉


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 30 Apr 15 - 07:10 AM

Aye, it were a corker! 👍😄


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Musket
Date: 12 May 15 - 05:16 AM

'Tis tomorrow!!!

Rehearsals shall be ongoing tonight at The Scarborough Arms in Tickhill, and the press are invited.

Wednesday. Get it in your diary! Mowbray Arms, Ep'th. Only just over two hours from the centre of London*

The Martin copy guitar is back in the raffle after I returned it as an unwanted gift, and we know a bloke who can remove the Collings sticker off the headstock and replace it with one that looks like Martin**

Get there early, tonight's code word to get in is "and put a pint of Black a sheep on the tab for Ian, please Landlord."



*Via Kings Cross, Doncaster Train Station and Dave's Taxi of Belton.

** From a distance.


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 12 May 15 - 07:21 AM

Aww shucks, I'm CTB again (Memsahib is in Amsterdam this week), so I won't experience the unbridled joy of buying Musket a pint!

Won't make it next time either, for similar reason. Note to self...Must Try Harder. 😄


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Musket
Date: 12 May 15 - 10:11 AM

It is unbridled joy, you must try it some time......


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Musket
Date: 13 May 15 - 11:05 AM

Less than five hours to go.

Can you bear the excitement I wonder? I can't. I'm running round in circles holding my groin.

It it helps, there's a rumour Martin Carthy, Martin Simpson and Slash might be popping in to do a song or two, (depending if we can fit them in or not.)

The dress rehersal in Tickhill last night went well, by the way. Hopefully get my costume back from the cleaners in time.

Sod all on the telly. Get yourselves over to Ep'th instead and buy Musket a pint.


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 13 May 15 - 12:43 PM

Grrrrrr...stop tormenting me! 😉


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From: Banjo-Flower
Date: 13 May 15 - 01:33 PM

buy him a pint at the Malt Shovel on Sunday John and if he dunt turn up I'll sup it

gerry


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 13 May 15 - 04:21 PM

LOL! 😄


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From: Musket
Date: 14 May 15 - 03:23 AM

You been hacking into my diary? I'm "daarnn Souf" Sunday night.

You both missed a great night. I'll leave it to the rookery to give the details this time but lots of good music.

Who'd have thought all three would have turned up eh?
😎


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 15 May 15 - 12:51 AM

Hey, musicians......check this violinist/fiddler out.....(Just had to post this ...couldn't wait...)
ENJOY!

GfS


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Musket
Date: 15 May 15 - 07:33 AM

Not bad Goofus, but he'd struggle to get a turn at Epworth.

We are a rather discerning lot.


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 15 May 15 - 09:05 AM

He's good...but is it f*lk?


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From: Musket
Date: 15 May 15 - 02:29 PM

Folk seem to like it.

Meanwhile I've got a violin for sale.

Still. Nice to see Goofus above the line. I'll tell the alleged greyhound his friend called.


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 16 May 15 - 04:52 PM

Backwoodsman: "He's good...but is it f*lk?"

The roots of this song, and dancers, are in Jewish/Russian FOLK...the dancers are the modern folk dance company Frikar.

Just to answer your question.
Not everything 'folk' revolves around the UK's culture.

GfS


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From: Musket
Date: 17 May 15 - 02:38 AM

Ah but it's nice to have a culture...

Plenty of Americana at Ep'th. Every other Wednesday. Discounts for ex colonials.


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 17 May 15 - 10:57 AM

Rookery4 - I've PMd you.


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From: Banjo-Flower
Date: 18 May 15 - 02:18 PM

EE that wur a grand pint I supped for thee Musket lad

Gerry


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Musket
Date: 18 May 15 - 03:29 PM

Choke on the bugger.

I was daarn Souf. Crap beer down theer tha' Knows.

If tha' dunt stoppit, I'll come over and sing thee a 48 verse dirge...


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From: Banjo-Flower
Date: 18 May 15 - 06:06 PM

No no anything but that

Gerry


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From: Banjo-Flower
Date: 18 May 15 - 06:07 PM

I'll even let thee buy thee own ale

gerry


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Musket
Date: 19 May 15 - 03:17 AM

Yeah, but banjologists can have their uses, even if only to get the beers in...

Use this opportunity to promote thy session Gerry. You never know, some of the hundreds we turn away at the door in Ep'th might sate their musical appetite at your place?

At the very least, the rookery and I have thought about saying eyup one night.


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 19 May 15 - 03:24 AM

You should, Musket - a very enjoyable session, good people, good music.
No idea what the beer's like, but the coffee's decent! 😳


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From: Musket
Date: 19 May 15 - 03:33 AM

Any road. The rookery has failed re reporting last week so I might as well recall.*

A night for quality rather than quantity. A few regulars on holiday or CTB. The rookery was in fine form, Richard is expanding his style of playing to great effect, Mike escaped bridge two sessions running and gave a masterclass in blues guitar, noting the 100 years since the birth of Robert Johnson and finished off with an excellent Rev Gary Davis number. "Young" Ian (as opposed to yours truly the teenage Ian) came back after his debut last time and gave us a couple of songs that took us back a bit. Danny was his evergreen self. A bloke whose name I forget (😳) gave us a couple of nice songs with his new guitar. He has been a couple of times so it isn't good enough I forget his name, sorry. Jim brought his banjo out and led us in some excellent jamming and yours truly remembered for once to do a MacColl number for his 100th birth year and otherwise made everyone put up with musical Mills and Boon.

There. Didn't hurt.



*I am supposed to be getting the website tickety boo but to date have managed to crash it so no bugger can get on it....


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From: Rookery4
Date: 19 May 15 - 11:17 AM

I hear a whisper that the Mowbray has closed and Shaun has escaped......... it was shut Sunday lunchtime and last night so I fear we may be hoop jumping again, or pub jumping till it all settles down!
Watch this space for more exciting developments!


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 19 May 15 - 11:34 AM

Oh dear, bad news!
Awaiting news with breath fully bated! 👍


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From: Musket
Date: 19 May 15 - 02:13 PM

With bated breath?

That reminds me of a song I used to know with the lines ;

With bated breath, the dean undressed
The vicar's wife to lie on
He thought it crude to do it nude
So he kept the old school tie on

The rookery and I will volunteer to tour the local pubs to ascertain a back up. That's two gaffers in a row done a runner at The Mowbray. Perhaps the next one might keep the cask beers a wee bit better?

Epworth Music Day could be interesting, a venue down..

Still. The Wheatsheaf, 300 yd from Chez Musket reopens soon. Always nice to get a pint without having to ring Daves Taxi.


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 19 May 15 - 04:30 PM

When is Epworth Music Day?
Who is allowed to play at it?
Just askin....


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From: Rookery4
Date: 19 May 15 - 05:35 PM

Epworth Music Day
Last year we had a most enjoyable afternoon singaround/playaround at the Mowbray, and hoped to do the same this year- but.....
1. They booked the Mowbray for acts all day- but we could have a folk club in the evening.
2. Shaun said we could have an internal folk club all day!
3. Shaun seems to have abandoned ship!
It's all up in the air again!


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 19 May 15 - 05:53 PM

Mmmmmm.....more bated breath then!
I only asked because I'd heard it being discussed at the club, but no-one asked if I had any interest, so I'd assumed it was invitation-only.
Thanks for the info.


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From: Musket
Date: 20 May 15 - 08:14 AM

No mate. Just the folk club running as per what we hope. All invited once we know what the hell it is anyway.

Some have been invited to perform elsewhere at the festival anyway and some forgot to get back to the organisers when they asked him to do a turn. 😳

So that's me off the festival list for good.... Whoops


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From: GUEST,Thumb Strummer
Date: 22 May 15 - 04:22 PM

Was passing through Ep'th last night around tea time, Mowbray was still shut. Does anybody know what's going on yet?

Musket, bloke with new guitar is called Graham. I probably didn't tell anybody my name though so don't feel bad about it.


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From: GUEST
Date: 26 May 15 - 11:05 AM


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From: Rookery4
Date: 26 May 15 - 11:11 AM

Tomorrow nights Epworth Folk Club meeting will be at the Duke William at Haxey! We are awaiting Shaun's successor before we decide what happens next at the Mowbray!


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 26 May 15 - 11:58 AM

CTB again, sorry!
Have a good 'un!


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From: Musket
Date: 26 May 15 - 01:49 PM

Hi Graham! Funnily enough, I was reminded of your name this lunch in The Duke William, sorting out our new, possibly temporary home.

Ian.

Usual dress rehearsal in Tickhill tonight. Musket drew the short straw so is driving... The rookery is doing the drinking.

As a sweetener for our new venue, free beer all night, just say "stick it on Albert's tab" and the raffle has not one but two guitars. The Taylor Custom that nobody claimed last month and the Collings that was returned for artistic reasons by the winning ticket holder.


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From: Musket
Date: 29 May 15 - 08:53 AM

So any road.. We went to Haxey.

Whilst we didn't use the main bar, a small but comfy room (sans door) where the darts are played provided a nice arena for a few of us. A few more in and we'd have been buggered.

In short, whilst the pub is normally fairly empty on a Wednesday the motel had a load of lads up for a few days fishing & drinking so it was a wee bit noisy. The gaffer reckoned it was a one off so we wil be back in two weeks time.

So.. Mike kicked off with some good blues. Matthew made a welcome return with some of his own songs and a rather good Spancil Hill, together with a Stranglers cover. Chris brought the family over to make up numbers and gave us a couple of songs before having to go. (If I took my missus out for birthday meal and "happened" to end up at a folk club, I know the reaction I'd get..). Albert was on form and his new guitar (router special as it is referred to by those in the know) was left curled up with a Horlicks whilst he brought the one I like best from his sales stock, but don't tell him. The Rookery brought his new bridge pins, presently attacked to a rather good sounding Yamaha, and ignored it to play a uke all night. Talking of ukes, Jim drowned out the laughing domino rattling juke box feeding telly watching fishermen next door with his powerful melodic voice and yours truly brought up the rear, nicking other people's guitars despite one at my side and another in the car.

Yeah. Inauspicious start but who knows? When we get the Mowbray back, if we do, we might look at alternating Wednesdays. An Isle club as it were...


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Musket
Date: 30 May 15 - 04:09 AM

THIS JUST IN

We hand over to our roving reporter Ian.

"I'm standing outside The Wheatsheaf pub on Westgate Belton where negotiations have been taking place between Musket and the gaffer and his guitar playing Missus. Initial reports coming out seem to indicate that next Wednesday 3rd June at 8.30pm, a trial folk club is to take place. Musket is quoted as saying "300yds from my bed. What's not to like?"

We now hand you back to the studio.


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 02 Jun 15 - 06:43 AM

So.....is it on tomorrow nite??


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From: Musket
Date: 02 Jun 15 - 08:20 AM

Too bloody true it is! The rookery and I are popping in tonight to finalise details with the gaffer, on our way out to The Masons In Donny.

About 8.30pm.

A bit of an experiment to be fair. We are taking advantage of the squared horse shoe layout of the pub so in theory it should be quiet for us. That said, the pub has only just reopened after being shut for eighteen months and the gaffer doesn't really know his patterns of trade yet.

It isn't the first tine music nights or even open mic nights have worked for a time there, and living just up the road, I can see certain advantages a la Musket's "in the zone" for playing.

If you can make it, it'll be grand. Don't forget to let us hear how Uncle George has buggered about with your pride & joy. Curious to hear it....


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 02 Jun 15 - 09:23 AM

It's nearer for you, but further for me!
Hoping to make it, complete with the Lowden!


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From: Musket
Date: 02 Jun 15 - 03:58 PM

The rookery and I have just enjoyed a swift half at the venue.

The need to restore Ep'th folk is a big need but venues such as this and Haxey not only fill in the gaps but could make alternative weeks venues.

Any road. Theakstons on tap and John Smith Cask for those brought up within the confines of the metropolitan borough of Rotherham. The coffee machine is brand new.

So.. The Wheatsheaf, Westgate, Belton, DN9. Tomorrow Wednesday 3 June. 8.30pm. The chance to buy 1/3 of a Musket a 1/3 if a gallon of beer and to hear how Backwoodsman's Lowden sounds since its holidays in Northern Ireland.

Other acts signalling their inclusion include The Rookery, Albert, Chris, Matthew, Martin Carthy, Vin Garbutt and Show of Hands. We are still negotiating contracts with Danny, Goff, Iain and Richard Thompson.

Mind you, the rookery and I were playing with Brian May last night. Not a lot of people know that....


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 02 Jun 15 - 04:10 PM

Aaahh, I know Brian! Another Martin-fan! Is he coming to Belton?


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From: Musket
Date: 03 Jun 15 - 03:26 AM

He came to Donny Strummers Monday night. Just a nice snippet to casually throw in conversation.

That said, when he bought his latest guitar, the shop did put a "sold to Brian May!" on it till he collected it.

No I doubt he is.

There again, Martin Carthy is doubtful.


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Musket
Date: 03 Jun 15 - 04:18 AM

Refresh!
Rejoice!

Get yer bum down to The Wheatsheaf in Belton tonight!

I've just checked the telly listings and they are nothing compared to The Rookery's banjo. The pub has been refurbished sans carpet and has plaster walls and slate floor tiles so even if you do stay in watching telly, you still might hear his banjo.. If Jim turns up as well, it'll be memories of the house across the road moaning about the ill fated rock festival they had a couple of years ago.

Ignore the ticket touts. You can get in by "putting a Theakstons behind the bar" for Musket or a John Smiths Cask in a similar manner for the rookery.

As a special raffle prize, we have a Northwood 00 sized guitar. Best thing to come out of Canada since beaver skin hats. Second prize is the Collings imitation of Backwoodsman's Martin and third prize is oh, another Northwood.


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 03 Jun 15 - 10:02 AM

Do not accept imitations! (Although Collings do a fair job, nothing quite matches up to the sound of a real Martin!).

Miss Laura Lowden informs me that she's looking forward to displaying her charms for the Isle of Axholme Pickers, Strummers & Frailers Fraternity this evening.

Bring it on!


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Rookery4
Date: 04 Jun 15 - 04:00 AM

Unusually, I seem to be the first to comment on last nights club meeting at the Wheatsheaf. Probably because musket lives 200yards away and may well still be there.
We had an excellent night despite a little noise from the bar, and it seems sensible to persevere and try to meet every week for the moment- one night at the Wheatsheaf and the alternate Wednesday at the Duke William in Haxey. We all had to play a little louder than normal, and it seemed to work. We managed 8 active members, and a couple of reluctant shy types who came without guitars but full of promises for next time! See you all on 10th at the Duke William. By the way- I won all the prizes in the lottery. Those are lovely guitars!


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From: Rookery4
Date: 04 Jun 15 - 04:02 AM

Raffle I mean not lottery


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From: Musket
Date: 04 Jun 15 - 04:24 AM

YAWN

Keep the noise down Rookery! Some of us didn't leave till 1.15am... The gaffer said "you'll join me in a whiskey." It wasn't a question. Iain and I were chewing the fat with the gaffer till all hours.

Get this. The lads stood near us at the bar asked to borrow my guitar after you all left and two of them are decent players and half promised to join in next time.

A good night. The rookery decided a banjo can be heard better and it was (I heard it from the gents) Backwoodsman's Irish plank showed us her new clothes and they fitted her nicely, Iain brought his guitar made from an airing rack, I think that's what he said, Albert sees new venues as marketing opportunities so was wearing his Reiner T shirt and his Reiner guitar, Chris broke a string on his Reiner guitar which sort of spoilt the effect, and Albert's condemnation of Martin strings got the expected reaction from the Martin fan club, the Rookery's Uncke Brian didn't need a guitar to be on cracking form and yours truly noted that the first Ferraris had wooden chassis but now? Nice to take my lump of carbon fibre for an airing amongst the ex rain forest on view last night.

The gaffer's missus borrowed my guitar and it looks like the gaffer may have to buy her one. She played at school and seems keen to reacquaint herself. A lady from the bar area came over and sang a lovely song too, as I recall.

Yeah. Decent night. As the rookery noted, a bit close to home for yours truly so I have a bout of liquor mortis right now. But it was worth it really.

Onwards and downwards. Haxey next week!!!

There is a stewards enquiry regarding the raffle. I'm sure the gaffer's missus won the Taylor guitar?


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 04 Jun 15 - 05:31 AM

I've got a nice Martin I might possibly be prepared to flog to her if the price is right. Proper tree-wood an' all that. Better than a Taylor (although the Taylor in question was reasonable for a Taylor, if you like that sort of thing - couldn't live alongside my Martin OM-28 Marquis though, or the Irish plank!). ;-) ;-)


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 04 Jun 15 - 06:08 AM

I wain't be there now until some time in July - the Memsahib's on her work-jollies in For'n Parts the next two weeks so I'm CTB, then hols beckon. Huzzah! :-)


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From: GUEST,Thumb Strummer
Date: 04 Jun 15 - 01:30 PM

Backwoodsman, what does CTB mean, it's Graham asking, thumbstrummer is my YouTube name. Enjoyed it last night.


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 04 Jun 15 - 04:28 PM

Confined To Barracks! 😄👍🏻


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 04 Jun 15 - 04:30 PM

Yes, it was a very enjoyable night.
I'll record 'Lies' for you as soon as I have a spare 10 minutes!


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Rookery4
Date: 05 Jun 15 - 01:48 PM

I forgive the minor criticism by Backwoodsman of the fine Taylor guitar, on the grounds that from the rear he couldn't quite appreciate the wonderful sound it made in our direction when he played it. Of course the noise he gets from the Irish plank was also fairly good but I hear on the grapevine that they are a bit like an Alfa Romeo or MotoGuzzi- i.e. a lovely sound but a bit unreliable and need regular and expensive maintenance! ;-)


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Musket
Date: 05 Jun 15 - 06:30 PM

Fight! Fight! Fight!

Carbon fibre. It's the future.

Both Martin and Taylor are making half plywood half polymer and sawdust guitars now. Makes my graphite axe almost natural.

In the bar before you all turned up, a bloke asked me what types of people turn up to "these dos." I said that men of a certain age, finding their financial positions are somewhat different to the past look back at what they couldn't have when they had hair and acne. Some buy Ducatis or Harleys, some buy Martins or Taylors.

I must start planning for thirty years time eh? 😎


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 06 Jun 15 - 02:48 AM

LOL!!

Nah, can't be arsed with fighting nowadays - getting too old for handbags at twenty paces. And instrument choice is precisely that - a choice for each individual to make according to his/her ears and hands - certainly nothing to start scrapping over.

The Taylor was, in fact, rather nice to play (although the string-spacing was different to what I'm used to and caught me out a couple of times). Not quite the sound to satisfy my ears, but I'm happy to concede to those who like the 'Taylor Sound'. I'll stick with Lowden and Martin though.

And the only carbon-fibre in my future might be a Hoffee case for the Lowden, if I can scrape up the shekels!

And you'll be surprised how fast the years will pass, Musket me lad! :-)

It was indeed a nice evening. Even the buzzing of the bar-flies didn't detract too much from the ambience, looking forward to the next one (although it will be at least mid-July befor I make it again. Have good uns in the meantime.


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Musket
Date: 06 Jun 15 - 04:19 AM

Err. Faster than I care for. I'm already semi retired.... Been buying guitars recently too 😳

I reckon two more will complete the collection. A baritone, and the very reasonably priced Alvarez is in my sights after playing one recently. The other? Err.. Martin 00 or OM of whatever model. (I was rather taken by a mahogany one at half the price of a 28 last week when I popped up to York to buy an active wedge speaker for my pa. There again, the £200 Sigma equivalent was a bloody good guitar, and not just "for the money."

If I do let my old Jim Harley dreadnought go, then ok, the Martin will more than likely be a HD 28 or 35. But since doing it up and subsequently playing with the action, tusq saddle, heavy pins (that debate again) etc I reckon on its day it is the most balanced guitar I own. The cedar top gives it a quiet mellow sound but a good one. Albert reckoned it sounded nicer than a D 28 I followed at Tickhill the other week 😮


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From: GUEST,Thumb Strummer
Date: 06 Jun 15 - 11:59 AM

Musket,has the Wheatsheaf's landlady bought John's Martin yet?
A friend of mine has a Sigma DM15 that he wants to sell, it's in immaculate condition and has a lovely low action.
He's looking for about £150 but I'm sure we can get him down to £130.
Just out of curiousity how many guitars have you got in your collection? does it rival the Rookery's 8.


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 06 Jun 15 - 12:25 PM

No, she hasn't been offered one of them yet, and I'd want considerably more than £150!! 😀

Anyone wanting a very reasonably-priced Asian-built guitar could do far worse than a Sigma - nice guitars, very playable, decent sound. (Incidentally, they aren't the same 'Sigma' that used to be associated with CF Martin - completely different company). 👍


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From: GUEST,Thumb Strummer
Date: 06 Jun 15 - 01:54 PM

I agree, they're very nice guitars. I've had a OOOMC15E for about 3 years and I love it. Am I right in thinking it's a Germany company who bought the Sigma name. I don't really know why my mate wants to sell his DM15 but then again he changes his guitars more often than I change my socks. When I started learning guitar about 5 years ago he let me have his Taylor Big Baby for a reasonable price, nice low action and a very comfortable shape, I think I wouldn't have persevered but for that guitar so I'm indebted to him for his fickleness.


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 06 Jun 15 - 03:46 PM

Yes! A German company, AMI, took the brand name over in 2007. The guitars were built in Korea, not certain if they still are, but it could well be.


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From: GUEST,Rookery4
Date: 07 Jun 15 - 05:21 AM

I left my Turner guitar for Julie at The Wheatsheaf yesterday, though she wasn't there. At least it encourages her to start playing and hopefully swell our numbers! The crowd in there did seem a friendly bunch so let's see how it goes ! My weight might come down if I have to start driving every week, thus significantly cutting my beer intake. My playing might improve too!


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Musket
Date: 07 Jun 15 - 07:20 AM

The "new" Sigma company use an OEM factory in China, and whilst you take guitar chat sites sometimes with a pinch of salt, it is said they use the same firm that Gibson use for some of the Epiphone range.

The Rookery knows I am somewhat impressed by recent Sigma models and their D28 equiv' not only looks the part but sounds similar to a new Martin. Rich Tone in Sheffield sell plenty of both so you can sit side by side, as indeed you can with a smaller collection in Gear4Music in York.

But ten, twenty years down the line? The Martin should in theory be sounding sweeter than when new whilst the plywood backed Sigma will have peaked a while ago as the solid top opened up. It is the long term investment that makes the Martin in my book. Badge envy doesn't really come into it. Iain had his Collings at a night in Doncaster the other month, and a singer songwriter with a Fylde, so knows his guitars, who has been on the circuit for forty years said he only realised Collings were a decent guitar and not a cheap Chinese copy the previous week. Perfection is sometimes discreet.

Everybody knows a Martin and in the same way that in the '70s, companies needing early computers had a saying "you'll never be fired for buying big blue (IBM)" a similar thing applies to Martin. You know what you are getting.

Backwoodsman has yet to be fully impressed by Taylor, I try but can't get on with Gibson. The rookery doesn't go for mahogany in any guitar. Banjo players don't go for tuning up.

It's life.

(I did try a new Gibson J15, not only the cheapest but I had been told would be more to my liking than the other J series. It was, but not to the point of considering buying it, yet I reckon those who fall in love with it will do so for all the right reasons.)

Ok BWM. Make it £185.00.


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From: GUEST,Rookery4
Date: 07 Jun 15 - 11:05 AM

It's only mahogany tops I am not impressed by! The backs and sides are fine! I didn't know the new Sigmas were from a different factory- though I think I heard some of the originals were made at the Tokai Gakki factory. I won't rise to the banjo quip! As they say -you can't educate pork!


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 07 Jun 15 - 01:01 PM

You missed a zero off, Musket - assuming you're talking about the cheapest one. But the one I'm contemplating parting with, the model they don't make any more, would be another grand on top of that! At least! 👍😄


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From: Musket
Date: 12 Jun 15 - 04:55 PM

Reight.

Back on after Mudcat bonking me out. (ironically the other two Muskets dont get that problem and have been winding people up nicely in the BS section I noticed)

So the other night at Haxey?

Spot on.

Albert was surrounded by his guitars including one for sale from a sadly deceased guitarist. Chris was on great form. The rookery supplied the audience as well as good music. "Young" Ian (as opposed to Iain Young) gave us a few good songs, Graham had a nice choice of lovely songs, Mike played some cool blues and yours truly was loud apparently.

All to play for at The Wheatsheaf next week.

I bought a new guitar today.

There's a bloody surprise.


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From: Musket
Date: 12 Jun 15 - 06:29 PM

It wasn't a Martin either.

Despite the rookery wandering round the shop putting Martins, a Lowden and a Fylde in my mits saying "what do you reckon?"


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From: GUEST,Thumb Strummer
Date: 13 Jun 15 - 07:44 AM

Well, what was it?
The suspense is killing me.


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Musket
Date: 13 Jun 15 - 12:22 PM

You know, the two Johns will have been saying "don't encourage the bugger."

However, as you asked nicely.

I have bought an Alvarez ABT60e. It is a baritone guitar, and is presently tuned BEADF#B. Although I may bugger about with that as it sounds best when slow picked, which suits modal tunings.

It ain't half a big heavy sod mind.. The thick bass strings are giving my fingers the sort of callouses I haven't had for years.

But.

I like singing deep and it puts a different perspective on some of my songs. Yeah, chuffed to bits.
😎

I have not added to my collection though, I part exchanged a Yamaha APX4-12 that I have had since the early '90s and once I stopped playing in bands, hardly ever touched it.


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From: GUEST,Thumb Strummer
Date: 14 Jun 15 - 10:13 AM

Sounds interesting, although I've heard of baritone guitars I must confess that I know very little about them.
Can we expect a flurry of Johnny Cash covers from you in the future?
I'm gonna risk another cover on Youtube so I'll check out baritone guitars at the same time.
I'm pleased that you're chuffed to bits with it.


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Musket
Date: 17 Jun 15 - 03:33 AM

Tis tonight!!!!

The Wheatsheaf
Westgate
Belton
DN9

Special buses are being laid on in Leeds, York, Sheffield, Nottingham and Sutton cum Laude.

The rookery will be giving banjo tuning workshops utilising the minimum of tools (hammer, pick axe and a fortnight) and yours truly will be selling raffle tickets for s Northwood guitar. All proceeds eventually to be placed in the till behind the bar.

It kicks off at 8.30pm although hopefully a bloke down the road from me won't be in as he normally kicks off after a few pints.

All welcome, the secret code as ever is "and a pint for Ian please Landlord."


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From: GUEST,Thumb Strummer
Date: 17 Jun 15 - 08:05 AM

Have a good one, don't think I can make it tonight unless my back makes a miraculous recovery.
Do you fancy edging the lawn and digging the border she enquired this morning. Not really I says, but to no avail, an hour later and I can't straighten up, my dodgy back has gone again!


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 17 Jun 15 - 08:06 AM

Have a good 'un.
I'll be back some time mid-July, hopefully (if the Memsahib's travelling in pursuit of world domination permits)!


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From: Musket
Date: 17 Jun 15 - 08:22 AM

More pork scratchings for me then..

Hope the back gets better. Mine is held together with pins so I can both sympathise and empathise.

BWM keeps getting CTB. You'll never get mentioned in dispatches at this rate...

Epworth Music Day this Saturday. The rookery and I have, utilising extensive research methods, secured a session at The Red Lion on Market Place in Epworth from 2.00pm onwards.

Lots of live music all day, so if you are within 200 miles, it's worth the trip. Especially if you pop into our singaround session!

Stretch limos are available from Sandtoft International Airport.


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 17 Jun 15 - 12:41 PM

Yes, a shame it's this Saturday - the Memsahib and I have very pressing matters to attend to, so I doubt I'll make that either!

Hope it's a good event, sure it will be. Give my regards to Frank Kelly if you bump into her.


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Musket
Date: 18 Jun 15 - 03:53 AM

By 'eck! What can I say?

Lots, usually.

Brilliant night. Standing room only. I counted about a dozen performers, some of whom were playing with our usual suspects for the first time. Decent sized audience listening and applauding from the bar area too.

The reminder about Sandtoft International Airport certainly worked. A great singer / guitarist called Paul caught the red eye from Sheffield just to join us. Cosmopolitan and international appeal or what?

Good array of singers. The rookery might, if we are lucky, give a name check of those joining us for the first time, as he was master of ceremonies and kept a mental record of everybody's name. Highlights for me included a welcome return for Bob Chiswick, Eric and his mate giving us a double act and talking of double acts, Chris was accompanied by his better half harmonising vocals and splendid with it too!

Despite the eventual appearance of a banjo, I have to say the rookery was on sparkling form too. I reckon soft drinks aids his performance and when he and I tour the local clubs, volunteering to drive every time might be the career boost he seeks.

The gaffer was well chuffed with the bar takings and I vaguely recall about 12.30am convincing him that sticking the pool table in the beer garden and us taking over the pub would increase barrelage further. Nice try Musket me old lad.

Any road.

Don't forget. Singaround session as part of Epworth Music Day. This Saturday at 2.00pm at The Red Lion on Market Place. Lots and lots of live music all around the town centre from 10.00am till officially 10.00pm. Going to be grand.

Next Wednesday. The William at Haxey. Fingers crossed we might have a banjo in the raffle. Make sure you get the winning ticket. That gets a box of choccies. The losing ticket however....


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Rookery4
Date: 18 Jun 15 - 05:46 AM

I fully concur with Muskets analysis of last nights proceedings! It was probably the best club night in recent memory. Paul Pearson and Christine from Sheffield and Eric, Phil, Bob and Tricia from a little closer to home gave it an extra something, and the crowd was largely friendly, quietish and supportive. As Musket was saying, the second prize in the Banjo raffle is of course a Baritone guitar!
See you all on Saturday (Come on Thumbstrummer, a bad back doesn't stop you sitting down!)


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From: Rookery4
Date: 18 Jun 15 - 05:48 AM

I forgot to mention our reluctant guitar hero Ian Laing with his crowdpleasers at the end of the night! Excellent!


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From: GUEST,Thumb Strummer
Date: 18 Jun 15 - 06:11 AM

Aye, mebbe so, but it stops me getting back up again!
I saw Paul Pearson a few weeks ago and mentioned Ep'th Folk Club so it was nice that he turned up, a shame I missed him. He's a really nice down to earth guy who's very supportive of people just starting out in the singarounds.


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Musket
Date: 18 Jun 15 - 08:48 AM

If I put the baritone in the raffle, we'd sell too many tickets and HMRC might get wind of our little earner....


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Musket
Date: 21 Jun 15 - 02:07 PM

So.......

Epworth Music Day!

The contribution by regulars of the folk club went down a treat. We had a singaround at The Red Lion from 2.00pm onwards.

Mebbe The Rookery might mention anyone I missed but those who turned and sang during the afternoon included (safe word, included..)

The rookery.
Yours truly (now to start thinking who else..)
Tricia
Richard
Albert
The other young Ian (we are both blessed with youth)
Andy
Goff
Trevor
Jim

Lots of other good music in various venues, including some by club regulars during the day, caught a fiddle session in The White Bear, a Morris team were banging out tunes in The Red Lion before us, I heard a ceilidh band outside The Mechanics Institute Library, the Haxey Hand Bell Ringers were on form and we caught up with them in various places, oh and Mrs Musket and her mates rang the church bells (Steadman if you are interested) to mark the beginning of the festival.

The rookery fed and looked after yours truly, and we might have, with The Red Lion, found another venue to use, this time actually in Epworth!

Watch this space (and yes, the folk club did used to meet there many yonks of yore ago.)


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 21 Jun 15 - 02:16 PM

The club was in the upstairs room of the Red Lion for a while back in Eric's day. Nice room.

Have a good 'un this Wednesday - I'll think of you all while The Memsahib and I are paddling a canoe around Lake Louise. 👍🏻😎


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From: Banjo-Flower
Date: 21 Jun 15 - 06:56 PM

Are you going ski-ing John?

Gerry


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: GUEST,Musket's cookie crumbleth
Date: 22 Jun 15 - 02:40 AM

Have a good 'un yourself.

Lake Louise is always frozen over when I go there. (Skiing, why else would you go there???)

On the road leading to the chateau is a hotel called Deer Lodge. Best food in Alberta by my reckoning. We used to stay there but these days stay in Banff when in the area.

The Irish pub in Banff may have recovered by now from a session I did for them when the booked singer felt unwell during his first set. (We only popped in for a pint...). If you get there during the day, they do a nachos with all the goo but the crisps are home made from spuds. Bloody good stuff!

Anyway..

For we earthbound bods. William at Haxey, Wednesday night. No excuses, and BWM only got a pass because he asked nicely.


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Musket
Date: 25 Jun 15 - 04:40 AM

So anyway...

Our final ever night (only been four, or was it three?) at this location. Commiserations to Chris as it is walking distance for him.

The venue isn't quite as quiet on a Wednesday as the gaffer said and the darts room is a bit small and cosy when the thousands of groupies and punters descend on it.

Our final night was a cracker though. Reg and Gary turned up and displayed their popular double act. Mike ragged those blues man. Richard was on form. Chris brought his Hofner (I'm green to the gills with envy.). Albert reminds me a decent seam bowler. Line and length, every delivery consistent. The rookery brought his pretend Martin and it didn't sound bad for a copy. The other Ian nicked my new toy (baritone guitar) and wowed us. A newcomer by the name of Colin sang some lovely songs, including one of my favourites and I brought up the rear.

Next week Wheatsheaf at Belton. Then alternating with The Red Lion at Epworth. Although for the first one there, I've managed to forge one of Backwoodsman's leave passes and will be playing with my bucket and spade.


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: GUEST,Sooz (sans cookie)
Date: 25 Jun 15 - 03:48 PM

Mention of the Red Lion brings back memories of arguments with the pony club over the upstairs room and then being banished to the freezing cold "night club" downstairs............. What happened to Yvonne?


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: GUEST,Thumb Strummer
Date: 30 Jun 15 - 10:24 AM


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: GUEST,Thumb Strummer
Date: 30 Jun 15 - 10:52 AM

Probably one for Musket.
If I play Am, E7, C, D, F and G what key am I in?


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 30 Jun 15 - 11:04 AM

What's the song?


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 30 Jun 15 - 11:09 AM

Usually (but not always) the first chord of the first line of the song will give you the key, often the closing chord of the verse. But the chords you've quoted could be in C, or G, or D or.......

Clue us in on the song.


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: GUEST,Thumb Strummer
Date: 30 Jun 15 - 04:06 PM

It's a song called Canada Blues, no not really, I'm only joking.
It's Let It Grow by Eric Clapton transposed a full step lower.
That's the first half of the verse which is repeated and then finishes on a couple of bars of A.
The chorus includes A, Amaj7, D, G, and finishes on E7 before going back to the next verse, so I suppose that's in the key of D.
The C I play in the verse should be Am/G but I think the C sounds better. I just like to know what key I'm playing a song in and this one has always perplexed me.


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 30 Jun 15 - 08:27 PM

Yep, sounds like D maj.
I'll check it when I see you, if Musket hasn't already sorted it! 😎


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: GUEST,Musket sans Jaffa cake
Date: 01 Jul 15 - 11:47 AM

If I play it in Dmaj, that is the general chord list ish for let it grow. With many songs, you either start (allowing for anacrucists*) on chord 1 or end on it as BWM says but cadences* can be funny things. Mind you, like most bluesy songs, transposing it to E gives some creamy chord progressions. But the chords used in D work well too.

If you try singing the song with just gently strumming one chord, representing the key chord (chord 1) that you think it is in, if it sounds ok ish, you should be there... I reckon it is D, especially as you state it is transposed lower. God plays in E. Period.

Alternatively, ask the rookery to accompany you with a gob iron... I would say accompany you with his banjo, but then you would be in Gmaj (ish) anyway.....

* guess who took O level Music!!

Any road up..

For those of us not running like hell up the freeway towards Jasper, being chased by a bear, 'tis tonight!!!!!

Wheatsheaf, Belton. Just up the road from chez Musket. Be there or be thirsty.

I've just bought an electric guitar, and I wonder..??? Naw. Mind you, it'd be a giggle to turn up with that, a few stomp boxes and an Orange stack at some singarounds hereabouts eh? I normally try to dig out and relearn a new song every time for Ep'th folk, but what with buggering about with the baritone and now the lucille (you might guess what I bought then) I seem to have forgotten to dig out songs...

The rookery now has surplus stock of Northwood guitars so expect one in the raffle. The gaffer has Batemans on and Albert is in my good books for sorting out my banjo (don't tell the rookery it is working again) and my old punk axe, a Yamaha GSX that hold a place in my heart and invariably in my youngest's collection. Grrr. (He ain't having the bugger, that's final.)

Turn up tonight and I can carry on boring y'all.


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From: GUEST,McVitie Digestives
Date: 01 Jul 15 - 12:08 PM

Yamaha RGX... One of the first with the fender style row of machine heads and half decent humbuckers.

Not GSX.

Isn't that a motorbike?


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From: GUEST,Musket eating biccies
Date: 01 Jul 15 - 02:18 PM

Hi Sooz!

Hopefully Danny or Andy will be in and I shall ask them about Yvonne. Most of us nowadays are either relative teenagers or, in the case of some, occasional over the years.

In deference to the memory of Eric, it'll always be Ep'th Folk, regardless of location or content. The rookery and I will have to get down to Gainsbro' soon. One or two old mates from years ago have been known to lurk in your neck of the woods, and I recall you turning up for Eric's 80th, which was nice. You are always welcome. The music is cosmopolitan (he says, not wanting Jim Carroll to turn this into a 1954 thread,) and the nights are real good fun.

Belton tonight!

Wheatsheaf!!

Free beer!


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Rookery4
Date: 03 Jul 15 - 07:28 AM

Well that's a turn up for the book! I get the chance to follow up the club night before Musket does! It's probably because he's so excited about his upcoming Dorset holiday that he can't think. Or maybe he was so drunk he can't remember..... Well since I was on the water for much of the night, I can say that it was another good'un. About 10 of us made the effort and we were pleased that Danny finally got his passport and was able to join us and Colin brought Pip to add a melodic voice to his guitaring. The crowd were again noisy and supportive, though not always at the same time, nevertheless it works well at the Wheatsheaf. I was pleased to discover that a banjo a guitar and a box of goodies will fit into my MX5 boot but the uke had to sit on the seat.
Next week Jan 8th, it's back to Epworth to the Red Lion. See you there if you can make it.


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 03 Jul 15 - 08:04 AM

Glad it went well.
I sang Tam Lin ' to the bear. It was asleep by verse 37, and I just walked away.


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From: GUEST,Musket sans wagon wheels
Date: 03 Jul 15 - 12:07 PM

Did you manage the paws after verse 23? Fur enough. I take it you were playing clawhammer banjo to it? I'm sure a gentleman of your generation knows a few Marmalade songs to sing to him. Of course he'll be hungry if you sing Salmon Chanted Evening.

Interesting thing. The first time I was in the Canadian Rockies, I was told to wear a bell on my rucksack as the bears hear it and keep clear. A few years later, the advice had changed on account of a sneaking suspicion the bears related the sound of bells to food....

Oy? Who was drunk? I'll have you know I took my evening constitutional in the general direction of the local hostelry in order to partake of a glass of chardonnay and regale the locals with musical culture.   Culture I tells ye!! (And not the stuff that grows behind the gas oven either.)

Yeah, good night. Apparently.


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From: GUEST,Rooker4 cookieless
Date: 08 Jul 15 - 10:53 AM

Tonight is the night! The First at our new/old venue, The Red Lion in Epworth 8.15!
Could be good!


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From: GUEST,Musket sans Fox's Collection
Date: 08 Jul 15 - 11:50 AM

Have fun. Gary rang me yesterday, he and Reg are hoping to get there.

Me? Being dragged over the Dorset coast path. It's as much as I can do to drag me sorry arse down to the boozer in the village tonight.

Rookery, you haven't forgot to book the stretch limos for Mudcatters coming from The U.S. Of A via Sandtoft International Airport, have you?


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From: Rookery4
Date: 09 Jul 15 - 04:40 AM

And what a brilliant night we had! Even with the absence of Musket, and Tricia, and the late arrival of Ian, then Albert and Chris, the room was full, the atmosphere was excellent, the crowd were appreciative and the music was.........enjoyable! Gary and Reg came again, and Trevor is becoming a regular visitor from Tickhill, and all the other usual suspects were there strutting their stuff. Thanks to everybody! It looks like we have found a good venue!


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From: GUEST,Musket sans Dorset ice cream
Date: 09 Jul 15 - 06:52 AM

I shall be in my dressing room throwing a tantrum that anything can be a success without me!

Wonderful to hear it was a success. Can't wait to be there in a fortnight. Someone has to lower the tone and set the level.....


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Musket
Date: 17 Jul 15 - 12:35 PM

Well? How did Wheatsheaf go the other night?

We expats need all the Isle culture news we can!

Did the rookery escape from Epworth Tap in time? The public require and deserve an account.

Back home tomorrow. Get me one behind the bar ready eh?


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 17 Jul 15 - 01:26 PM

Not good.


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Rookery4
Date: 21 Jul 15 - 09:49 AM

Right, the Big Billy Goat Gruff has knocked the troll off and we can return to this weeks business!
The Red Lion, Epworth, 8.15 onward. No excuses, sick notes or dying relatives accepted. Keep them alive another day or two anyway! See you all there! Pretty please!


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Rookery4
Date: 21 Jul 15 - 09:50 AM

Wednesday 22nd of course!


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 21 Jul 15 - 10:01 AM

Sorry, the Memsahib is in Warsaw, showing the Poles how it should be done, and I'm dog-sitting my poorly BT, who has a very large bandage on his paw, and is feeling very, very sorry for himself. Shame, but it's the way of my world, currently!


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Rookery4
Date: 21 Jul 15 - 02:11 PM

What a shame John, I hope she gets them sorted and the dog appreciates your company!


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: GUEST,Musket and his stick of rock
Date: 22 Jul 15 - 03:49 AM

Back from happy hols. Suitcase full of sticks of rock to see me through to the next pit summer shutdown.

So.. The rookery and I popped into The Wheatsheaf yesterday for a slurp, as one does. Not many managed to make it last week, it seems. As neither of us managed it, I'll keep my trap shut but it does go to show I was right.

They only turn up to hear the rookery's banjo after all. Who'd have thought it eh?

Tonight! Red Lion! Be there or at the very least give us a mental image of a doggy with a bandage on his paw to stir sympathy and forgiveness for not turning out.

As ever, free beer, lots of Collings and Northwood guitars in the raffle and complimentary stretch limos from Sandtoft International Airport for anyone fancying a night in Epworth.

The door code as ever is "and one under the bar for Ian and John please Landlord."

Less than two hours from the centre of London*



*Via Kings Cross to Doncaster and ring Dave's Taxi, tell him Ian sent you.


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 22 Jul 15 - 04:57 AM

Musket, I was there last week, and it was grim.

About 60 geriatric ex-Mods on Lambrettas and Vespas, revving their farty little engines up outside. A dozen or so bar-flies seemingly engaged in competitions to see (a) who had the most severely damaged hearing, and (b) who could shout the loudest so that their deaf mates could hear them and shout back.

There were only four of 'us' - Goff (not a 'shouter' by any stretch of the imagination), the guy from Scunny (I think) with the banjo and ukulele, the quiet blonde lady with the Taylor GS Mini, and me - and it was genuinely impossible to hear even your own voice when you were singing! We fought manfully against adversity, but surrendered at 10pm and buggered off home.

I'm all for 'taking the music to the people', but it requires a decent number taking it to them, and a willingness on the part of those people to whom it's taken to receive it! Neither were in evidence last Wednesday!

I wain't be there tonight or next week at the Wheatsheaf, but I'm hoping to get to the Red Lion next time. Have a good 'un toneet!


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: closet-folkie
Date: 22 Jul 15 - 11:03 AM

Geriatric Mods. Not a bad band name, that...


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Banjo-Flower
Date: 22 Jul 15 - 01:26 PM

Yeah great name Steve but could you fit all 60 on a stage together

Gerry


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 22 Jul 15 - 01:30 PM

You'd definitely hear the buggers (and choke on their exhaust fumes too - we almost did!). 😄


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: GUEST,Musket your roving reporter
Date: 23 Jul 15 - 04:36 AM

First of all, carrying on the debate over The Wheatsheaf. Had a report or two (Goff & Jim) last night as well as a yak with the gaffer at the pub the other day.

Nobody officially runs the club as such but as the rookery and I, together with squeezebox John have our signatures on the numbered Swiss bank account Eric bequeathed us, (got about £60 in it) we feel somewhat responsible and so sorry to those who turned out and thank you for doing so. It is holiday time and some clubs are a bit thin on the ground so a fledgling such as The Wheatsheaf is a bit bumpy.

The rookery and I will be there next week and play it by ear. We all know the pub has recently reopened and Mark, the gaffer there genuinely thought Wednesday nights would be otherwise dead. That they are not so is great for him and the pub but may force a replan by us.

Reight..

Red Lion last night...

They gave us a function room so it were grand. Can't guarantee it every time but much appreciated. In fact, two couples wandered in to listen and, I kid you not, dance when Chris or Eric played to the crowd with some rock n roll. Mudcat's thumb strummer can be added to the list of audience as he preferred to listen than play. Fair do's but as the late John Wells of Kiveton used to say, it ain't no spectator sport!

As well as the rookery (turned up late!) and yours truly, we had contributions from Eric, Mike, Albert, Trevor. Goff, Danny, Chris, Ian and Andy.

Not a bad turnout. Some cracking music and the beer is ok, except for those of us with chariots and horses being stabled during our activities.

Anything to add Rookery? Yes, your banjo next to me and Jim's banjo also next to me in some unholy harmony.... But anything constructive to add?


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 23 Jul 15 - 12:01 PM

I'll have to have a word with Thumbstrummer - I spent an hour with him yesterday afternoon and gave him strict instructions to take his (new and rather nice) Sigma D-28 and do a couple of songs! He's a very naughty boy!

Glad it went well, hoping to make it in two weeks' time. TTFN.


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From: GUEST,Musket musing
Date: 24 Jul 15 - 03:33 AM

Yeah, I want to see it too. I feel that out of the box, set up nicely, it is a brilliant guitar. It can be argued it might be peaking almost from new whilst the guitar it is based on can only mellow and mellow with time. But having played around with one at Richtone in Sheffield a few months ago, I almost bought one for taking to festivals etc. (I ended up with an Eastman but the half price deal rather than straight comparison did it for me.)

Here, we can do a blind test vs your '28. 😈


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From: GUEST,Squeezebox John
Date: 27 Jul 15 - 06:51 AM

Regarding the club bank account mentioned above on 23 July posting, we have £89.94 in HSBC at Epworth, and as I am in possession of the chequebook I suppose I am the unofficial treasurer. In case there are any rumours circulating about my recent lack of attendance at the club, I am not sending this from my sunlounger on Copacabana beach, spending the club fortune on wine, women and song! Apologies for my absence, but I am still alive, still playing wrong notes very loudly, and will try to put an appearance in sometime.
Best wishes to all, John at Crowle Grange Farm, DN17 4DE.


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 27 Jul 15 - 08:58 AM

Are you and your good lady coming to the Day of Lincolnshire Folk Song & Dance at The George, Leadenham this coming Sunday, 2/8/15, John?


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From: GUEST,Sqeezebox John
Date: 29 Jul 15 - 05:41 PM

Yes,hoping to go to Leadenham if possible, we enjoyed it last year.


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Rookery4
Date: 29 Jul 15 - 07:20 PM

In contrast to the reported misery last time at the Wheatsheaf, this evenings was very enjoyable. Myself, Musket,Danny,Richard, Albert,Chris, Eric, Lee, Ian L, and a couple of other guests performed to an appreciative and relatively quiet audience. You missed a good one if you weren't there. Hope to see you both soon John and John


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 30 Jul 15 - 02:17 AM

Two weeks' time, hopefully (provided The Memsahib isn't called away to some exotic Eastern European destination in the meantime!).


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From: GUEST,Musket cancelling Ferrari
Date: 30 Jul 15 - 09:37 AM

Hi John! £89.84 isn't going to fund my extravagant lifestyle...

Yeah, last night wasn't bad at all. A bit of an audience, (of the type that borrowed a guitar and produced a tin whistle and we had a duo performing jigs & reels. Excellent. Not quite so many in the actual pub and they seemed to naturally drift to those listening at our end of the bar and those not at the other. About as good as The Wheatsheaf has been to date.

I didn't waddle outside for the hard trek (300 yd) to Chez Musket till 1.00am. The gaffer and I were yakking on the subject of "all our ruddy yesterdays" over a whisky or three. We have a shared history of staple bunkers (!)

By the way John, we may have competition for you if you, as you wrongly say, play wrong notes loudly... I don't think you do, and to be honest, I was only lamenting with others a couple of weeks ago that it was about time we heard your tunes again. You always pleasantly surprise me with tunes I don't know, and after donkeys years in a ceilidh band, I thought I knew them all....

Ian.


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From: Rookery4
Date: 04 Aug 15 - 07:06 PM

Come all ye to the Red Lion tonight for fine ales , fine singing, fine musicianship, and much more fine bxxxxxxt! All welcome!


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 05 Aug 15 - 02:05 AM

Hoorah!


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From: GUEST,Musket wetting himself
Date: 05 Aug 15 - 02:52 AM

Getting excited. Only 13 hours to go.

Yours truly has to wear a suit, drive to Derbyshire, do a bit of shouting, drive back, remove suit, re string the baritone guitar, remember to bring the bugger.....

An antique gun's work is never done. Only been trying this "come out of retirement" lark officially for two days and already need a soddin' holiday.

Tonight should be good. Managed to hijack a mini bus leaving Cambridge Festival and the ransom is that those inside must give us a turn tonight in Epworth. For those who love Americana, we have Joan Baez singing tonight. For those who love Americana but really prefer English folk infused in it, Peggy Seeger will be giving the rookery banjo lessons. For those of us slightly younger than the old codgers in our midst, Wilco Johnson has promised to duet Roxette and Milk & Alcohol with me.

Anyway, I was eating cheese before retiring to my pit, what's your excuse?


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 05 Aug 15 - 02:55 AM

Overactive Border Terrier.😎


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From: Musket
Date: 08 Aug 15 - 03:49 AM

Cracking night.

I never realised Backwoodsman knew so many Cliff Richard songs 😇

For the record, I still managed to forget to bring the baritone jobby.

I can't remember Rookery's mate's name but he took me back a bit with a Hamish song, Ian's friend sang of how she wanted to be a punk rocker with flowers in her hair, which was ironic given most of the audience were burnt out hippies apart from Andrew and I being of a punk aware age.

So, as well as those two, and I apologise for forgetting their names, Ian showed us how to play and tune down at the same time, Backwoodsman had two capos on at the same time, I played dangerously showing how to be a cheapskate and put a normal capo over five strings without it landing in his drink, Chris showed off his new guitar (another Reiner but there again he did get a lift off the chief executive officer of Reiner guitars, who sang a few nice songs himself for that matter. Jim had his baritone banjo, nice sound (for a banjo you understand.). The rookery played good guitar, oh and also brought his banjo. Danny had a nice choice of songs, Andrew never ceases to amaze me with his repertoire and Goff treated us to a couple of new ones.

In years to come, rock stars will be telling Kerrang magazine that they were in the audience that night.


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From: GUEST,Thumb Strummer
Date: 08 Aug 15 - 04:17 AM

Hope he didn't do Summer Holiday, fancy having a go at that one myself when the missus let's me out again.

I would have taken a guess and called her Sheena.


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 08 Aug 15 - 10:22 AM

Errrmmm, I was never a hippy - never had enough hair!
I used to do a lot of Saint Cliff songs, but the only one I've sung in the past 30 years is 'Move It', with my old R&R band.


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Musket
Date: 09 Aug 15 - 02:43 AM

I used to sellotape rabbits on my head. From a distance they looked like hares.

You have no idea how tempted I was to sing "Travelling Light" in, as Vic Reeves would put it, the style of a working men's club. Close your eyes when I sing it and you are whisked back to Worksop Miners Welfare, waiting for bingo to start. Snag is, Chris sings it seriously. Same as with due deference to Albert, you never hear me start a song with "Take the ribbon from your fur"

Obviously I'm too young to have stuck flowers in my hair 😎 but unfortunately I was in a few punk bands in my time. 🎸🎶

Any road up. It seems that whilst we were in The Red Lion, the gaffer at The Wheatsheaf is now alternating us with an electric night. I can't be in two places at once but would love to give that new Washburn dot an outing. I reckon Lord Franklin with fuzz overdrive and feed some chorus through the wah pedal....

I'd need to get to grips with the brilliant but basically beyond me looper if I were to clear the bar with Famous Flower of Serving Men though..


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Rookery4
Date: 11 Aug 15 - 02:06 PM

Tomorrow night will be at The Wheatsheaf of course, but I am on serious 24 hour babysitting duties, so I hope I can rely on the rest of you to behave yourselves! The missing names last week were Tony and Jill, and were sizeable assets to our band of reprobates!


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From: GUEST,Musket musing
Date: 12 Aug 15 - 01:56 AM

You can say sizeable assets, I would get in trouble for saying so.

Despite his non attendance tonight, the rookery joined Goff and yours truly for a warm up session in Tickhill last night.

So... Tonight. The Wheatsheaf in Belton. 8.30pm. Admission is as ever via the secret password. (Go to the bar and say "put a pint of Batemans for Ian please mine host.)

The rookery isn't supplying any raffle prizes tonight but we'll raffle his banjo anyway for gratuitous reasons.

Martin Simpson tweeted recently that he was driving through Belton. It's a hint. Nothing else, you understand but the pub is half way between his manager and his guitar man.


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 12 Aug 15 - 08:01 AM

Wain't mek it tonight, I was out regaling the good burghers of Louth with music and song last night and didn't get in until just before sparrow's-fart, so an early night is called for.

The Memsahib is in Antwerp and Brussels next week, so I waint mek it to the Red Lion either. Bums!

Have a couple o' good 'uns!


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From: GUEST,Musket la la ing the words
Date: 13 Aug 15 - 02:07 AM

So, here we go. Rookery and Backwoodsman being CTB and Goff not making an appearance apart, the rest of us had a bloody good night if you'll pardon my French.

The bar still had a few of the "been here since 4,00" crowd when we started so we started outside in the beer garden for the first hour, and apart from Albert complaining of hyperthermia, we enjoyed that bit. Then we went inside and here's something, I counted a real audience of about twenty, as in at our end of the bar, listening, cheering and clapping. Cracking night.

We had songs from;

That couple Eric introduced with guitar and whistle and I asked their names to name check and thanks to having a sniff of the barmaids apron I've forgotten already. Bugger.

We had Jill, accompanied by Chris not Ian. We had Ian getting that bloke I just mentioned and yours truly playing for him whilst he sung. Reg and Gary. Mike. Albert. Chris. Eric. Richard. Jim. I brought up the rear.

Aye. Good fun. I left the pub around 1.00am as usual and on the walk back to Chez Musket remembered I had to be up at 6,00am. Must must must remember I don't sit on my arse all day any more.


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Rookery4
Date: 19 Aug 15 - 09:58 AM

So- Tonight's the night! See you all at the Red Lion!


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 19 Aug 15 - 10:06 AM

Buggerbuggerbugger - The Memsahib's in for'n parts again this week, so I'm Confined to Barracks to keep an eye on the canine.

Should be up for next week at Belton, where I hope to be given the opportunity of road-testing Ian's possible acquisition!


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From: GUEST,Musket musing
Date: 19 Aug 15 - 10:08 AM

Crowds are already beginning to mingle outside the stage door. Lots of security Hells Angels on loan from Mr Jagger & co are lining the route from Sandtoft International Airport and the media circus is well and truly in town in anticipation of the event.

One old lass a reporter accosted outside Epworth Co-op said "Those with tickets will be able to tell their grandchildren they were there, just like I was the one whipping my dugs out in the crowd on my boyfriend's shoulders at the original Woodstock."

It isn't too late to get a ticket. Either give the magic signal to one of the touts across in The Queens' or alternatively, beat a path through the young girls trying to throw their knickers at Danny as you run the gauntlet into The Red Lion and ask the bar staff to put one under for Musket. If you then buy the rookery a pint, you can watch from the stage wings.



If you haven't been before, it's a rather cozy friendly singaround for all that. Come and give us a song.


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: GUEST,Musket
Date: 20 Aug 15 - 03:47 AM

I doubt I'll have it by then, assuming it plays as good as it is hyped. I am tying it in with a business trip to huddle with legal parasites and I may wait till after our September board now. Or I might jump on a train early next week. This working lark isn't always what I dragged myself out of retirement for.

The temptation to get it mailed up is quite strong though, despite it being something you should never ever double doggy dare do.

So..

Last night..

In its own little way, it were cracking. Not many people singing but we attracted a good bar following and I reckon it was not far off midnight when we finally buggered off.

The rookery played fine guitar and uke' with some rarely let out in public songs. The other Ian nicked his guitar a few times, had the rookery play to his singing and accompanied Jill. Danny had his backing band with him (I kid you not, if you weren't there to witness it that's your problem.). Andrew put some cracking songs in, he really has got a good repertoire. Goff not only sang a few good songs but demonstrated his virtuoso accompanying skills for others and I gave my baritone jobby a bit of a turn.

The audience included at least one impresario (Jonty) and a young lady who said she will sing for us next time. One thing that made me smile was for half an hour at the beginning of the night, the gaffer of the Belton venue popped in for a pint with his mates. The two whose huge laughter every two seconds drowns out his pub came to our other ruddy pub!

So, onwards and acrosswards.

Next week Belton. The rookery will still be at Whitby, so will Jim. They are both stewarding camp sites so I doubt they'll get 24 hour passes. I hope to get up there Sunday but sadly have to come back that night.

The rest of us will hopefully be there. BWM is now contracted to appear regardless because his post above puts the contract in writing.

Come and join us?


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: GUEST,Thumb Strummer
Date: 25 Aug 15 - 11:20 AM

Musket, I know you spend a lot of time in guitar shops so this one's for you.
Have you tried a Sigma DM18 or DM4?
I'm still totally impressed with the DR28 I got so I'm toying with the idea of getting a Spruce/Mahogany model.


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 25 Aug 15 - 11:30 AM

That DR28 is pretty damn good. 👍😎


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: GUEST,Musket
Date: 25 Aug 15 - 12:11 PM

I most certainly have.

A couple of months ago, Gear4Music in York had me comparing a complete mahogany parlour, Martin and Sigma. (00015SM) The main difference being solid v laminate back and sides. To be honest, the Martin wasn't five times the guitar despite being five times the price. In fact, there was little in it.

Granted. Ten years down the line, the Martin will still be improving whilst the Sigma will have peaked not too long after you bought it.

Same rules must apply to the DM ones you are looking at.

I have had a go on the DM18 and liked it. To be honest, I don't think they know how to make a bad guitar. I have often fancied a DR28 on the basis that whilst I will have a Martin again some time, my style of playing means expensive guitars for me tend to be OM/00 so a Martin OM28 if I do get one. I like 'dreads though and a Signa is a bloody good 'dread for the money.

My loose "one in one out" policy means that a 'dread is going to have to be sacrificed for this fan fret I am hanging my nose over. That'll mean I only have one 'dread left. (Although it is solid wood, wonderful sounding, excellent playing and been in my collection since the late '80s, the Jim Harley cedar / ash guitar has to find a new home. The former Mrs Musket bought it me and my Worksop Guardian mouthed son let the fact slip in the wrong company. The poor guitar gets the dead eye by both Mrs Musket and her sycophantic greyhound.


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Musket
Date: 27 Aug 15 - 05:44 AM

Any road...

Last night turned out nice again, (loaded comment that. Not a 'uke in sight.)

The bar flies were occasionally an issue but could have been worse and certainly didn't detract from the entertainment.

A rather folkie night in many ways. Two couples combining whistle / recorder with guitar for some good tunes and songs. Goff sang a Neil Young song which on balance is folkish. I caught Eric giving it some James Taylor for that matter. The welcome return of Bob Chiswick and some of his own songs was a treat, Mike gave us some cool blues guitar and I took on the bar flies, proving that my mouth can reach the volume of my loudest guitar if necessary. No idea if it sounded nice but that wasn't the object of the exercise.... Silly sod here got gassing and didn't waddle up the road to Chez Musket till 2.00am.

No rookery or Jim due to stewarding at Whitby. No Backwoodsman, no Albert, no Chris, no other Ian. Mind you, no me in a fortnight. Mrs Musket and I, sans alleged greyhound are off to Cyprus to sit in one of those hotel pools with a bar in the middle of it. That's all I recall from the brochure.

Eric mentioned that a song he sang happened to have a connection to the night he lost his cherry, (Bonny and Clyde, 1968 if you must know.). I reckon this could make a good theme night. Get thinking on. I'm stuck between the birdie dance and the Hokey Cokey. Some of you may have something more romantic?


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 27 Aug 15 - 07:44 AM

Sorry about last night. I wain't be there at the Red Lion next week either - The Memsahib's due to be in Frankfurt. Maybe the week after....


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Musket
Date: 27 Aug 15 - 09:03 AM

I'll probably suggest a "song you lost your cherry to" theme for the week I won't be there..

Not sure if a rousing Land of Hope and Glory, sung by just about everyone is the answer though.

😳😳😳😳😳😳😳


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Rookery4
Date: 07 Sep 15 - 06:28 AM

Another excellent night with only Musket, Backwoodsman and Chris missing from the regulars, and all had notes from their parents. Gary and Reg appeared again and we had a few spectators. Jim and I had returned from Whitby, full of enthusiasm and everyone seemed to have a great time. Richard, Danny, Goff, Albert and Andrew did their usual mix of interesting folk, pop, country etc and Jill and Ian did a bit of more contemporary stuff, and towards the end we had a fair bit of singalong choruses which kept us all involved.


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 07 Sep 15 - 08:25 AM

Won't be there this week - Memsahib's on another jolly.
Maybe next week!


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Rookery4
Date: 08 Sep 15 - 07:06 PM

Tonight we will be Wheatsheafing! Hope you can make it!


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 13 Sep 15 - 08:12 AM

Did it happen?
If so, how was it?
Is it happening on 16/9?
If so, is it the Red Lion?

Answers on a postcard, please... 😎


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Rookery4
Date: 14 Sep 15 - 09:03 AM

After a slow start last weeks at the Wheatsheaf was a success!
At ten to nine, Me and my friend Tony were chatting to Eric and discussing whether to play for a bit or just go home, then Jill came, then Nigel and a couple of spectators, then Ian, and we had a lovely singaround and chorus session.
This weeks do is at the Red Lion! Hope you can make it Backwoodsman!


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 14 Sep 15 - 10:12 AM

Well, The Memsahib is home so, barring earthquake, wildfire or tsunami, I shall be there to bore everyone out of their skulls with a series of wrist-slitters! 👍😎


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: GUEST,BobChiswick
Date: 14 Sep 15 - 11:14 AM

If Mr B is threatening to appear at the Red Lion this week, then I might well be there too.


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: GUEST,Thumb Strummer
Date: 14 Sep 15 - 11:14 AM

I think the A631 is closed for a few nights, it's worth checking it out.


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 14 Sep 15 - 01:38 PM

Can't find any information on t'interweb.


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: GUEST,Thumb Strummer
Date: 14 Sep 15 - 01:53 PM

The missus said she'd seen a yellow sign off the Beckingham roundabout, might be worth a little ride out to check it.


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 14 Sep 15 - 01:57 PM

I reckon you're right - I'll have a tootle tomorrow!
Cheers for the heads-up!
BTW, if you want a lift, let me know.


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: GUEST,Thumb Strummer
Date: 14 Sep 15 - 02:14 PM

I think the missus has got plans, it was better when she was working!
Thanks for the offer.


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 14 Sep 15 - 02:31 PM

Okally-Dokally.


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 15 Sep 15 - 06:38 AM

And......300! 👍😎


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Jack Campin
Date: 15 Sep 15 - 08:07 AM

How come this hasn't been mentioned yet?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epworth_Sleepiness_Scale


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Rookery4
Date: 22 Sep 15 - 01:37 PM

Last week wqs another of our successes, about 14 merry, (or in my case sober) souls gathered and played happy cheerful music all night .....except for all the folk songs about death and destruction, and violence and unrequited lust!This week barring catastrophe we shall be attempting something similar at the Wheatsheaf! Do come and join us!


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Rookery4
Date: 26 Sep 15 - 11:47 AM

Wednesday gave us a boisterous but very enjoyable folk night, with Ian,Eric,Richard,Gill,Pete and Angela,Danny,Albert and at the end Nigel, with a few supporters. Excellent!


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Rookery4
Date: 26 Sep 15 - 11:48 AM

And me too!


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 26 Sep 15 - 03:55 PM

Red Lion, Epworth this week? I shall do my bestest to attend and bore everyone to death with wrist-slitters.


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Rookery4
Date: 27 Sep 15 - 01:08 PM

Excellent Backwoodsman- we have been getting a bit too cheerful at the club recently! We look forward to seeing you!


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 27 Sep 15 - 04:04 PM

Cheerful? CHEERFUL?? Haarrrrrrumph, I'll put a stop to that, smartish! 😎


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Rookery4
Date: 07 Oct 15 - 06:06 AM

Well my readers, tonights the night! After our very successful Red Lion appearance last week, (thanks to Gary, Reg, John, Danny,Mike, Goff, Albert and (the late) Ian, with occasional pop ins from the working Jill) we shall be at the Wheatsheaf, Belton tonight. I know there will be 2 of us there- come and join us!


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 07 Oct 15 - 07:10 AM

No can do tonight (Memsahib in For'n Parts) or next week (on jolly-hollies in t'Peak District). Hopefully the week after.


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Rookery4
Date: 19 Oct 15 - 12:59 PM

Last weeks jamboree was exceptionally good even without the assistance of Musket, and Albert, who both had fair excuses! We filled the room up and blues, rock, and folk flew around, to the appreciation of a few regulars and a few new faces. Everybody did well and we all enjoyed the evening. Memo to self- drink less beer if you are babysitting the next morning!


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 19 Oct 15 - 01:41 PM

Is it the Red Lion this week?


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Rookery4
Date: 21 Oct 15 - 01:20 PM

At last I got logged on! The Wheatsheaf is tonight's venue! Come and play loudly! Last time was very good!


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 21 Oct 15 - 01:47 PM

Not tonight, Josephine!
See you at the Red Lion next week.


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From: Rookery4
Date: 22 Oct 15 - 06:01 AM

'Twas a good night! Just 7 of us but we managed to make ourselves heard! In fact the pool team were very quiet and even quiet songs were audible. Albert may have made a sale to a GAS sufferer who may be getting into Acoustics to go with his 15 electrics!
There was more joining in than normal and it was good fun.


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 22 Oct 15 - 07:14 AM

Sorry I missed it - other 'stuff' got in the way!
Looking forward to next week.


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From: Rookery4
Date: 28 Oct 15 - 01:47 PM

Blimey! It's that time again! Red Lion tonight!


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 28 Oct 15 - 03:10 PM

Not tonight, Josephine! 😳

BTW, Rookery4, where were you and Musket on Monday neet? Some of us had a great evening at Roots Strummers! 👍😎


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From: Rookery4
Date: 02 Nov 15 - 08:05 AM

Sorry Backwoodsman
Couldn't get off my backside in time and Musket didn't know it was that week!


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 02 Nov 15 - 08:20 AM

LOL! Well I had a good time!
I'm CTB for pretty much all of November, due to The Memsahib's adventures in For'n Parts. Hopefully see you early December.


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Rookery4
Date: 05 Nov 15 - 04:25 PM

Last night was the smallest attendance this year but we had a great time! Myself , Musket, Richard and Piper Jim and Dave Mitchell managed to enjoy ourselves very much. Great to see Jim and Dave appearing and we hope to see a lot more of them! We even played some folk music for Jim this week so he stayed till the end!


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From: Rookery4
Date: 11 Nov 15 - 04:26 AM

Tonight! The Red Lion ! Come ! Beer ! Music ! Friends !


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From: GUEST,Son of a gun
Date: 11 Nov 15 - 08:26 AM

Sat in the car, early for an appointment so bored enough to log onto Mudcat the first time in donkeys.

I'll be there. A little older, little wiser and amazing stunts with a grapefruit.

Assuming, that is, the baggage handlers don't bugger up my guitars at Sandtoft International Airport.


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 11 Nov 15 - 09:09 AM

Not tonight, Josephine - on dog-duty.
If the baggage handlers strike, don't go ballistic!


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From: Rookery4
Date: 12 Nov 15 - 04:46 AM

Top neet at t'Lion. 17 performers and 3 spectators meant we relocated to the back room. Much good music much merriment and too much beer ensued. Good!


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From: Rookery4
Date: 17 Nov 15 - 07:13 PM

Tonight our show will be appearing at The Wheatsheaf, Belton. All welcome!


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From: Rookery4
Date: 18 Nov 15 - 07:21 PM

Thanks to Jim, Jim, Dennis , Ian, Richard, Jill and myself we had a most entertaining evening, including Autoharp, Banjo, Uke, Uillean Pipes, Guitar and vocal. Thanks to everybody!


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From: Rookery4
Date: 26 Nov 15 - 05:14 AM

Another busy night at the Folk Club, with the welcome return of Squeezebox John, and talented newcomers, Martin, Jessie, Mike and his wife who's name has escaped me (nothing to do with the beer)and Anna to help brother Ian out with excellent harmonies. Together with regulars Goff, Danny, Richard, Musket and myself and a Czech visitor Thomas, we had a great night! Really we did! You should have been there!


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 26 Nov 15 - 11:44 AM

So where in hell's name was it, and where will it be next week? 😜


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From: GUEST,Musket gracing Mudcat despite better judgeme
Date: 26 Nov 15 - 11:56 AM

Yeah, brilliant night. Amazing the tone Thomas got out of that cheap plywood guitar...

Our international appeal knows no bounds eh?

Nice to see Squeezebox John. That's twice in a week we have been playing together despite not having seen each other for well over a year before last Thursday.

Any road, don't forget Wheatsheaf at Belton next Wednesday. The rookery and I will be at Donny Strummers (Ukranian Club, Doncaster) next Monday if anyone wants to join us. Bob Chiswick runs a cracking club. What I haven't told the rookery yet is that my new pap pap was bought on the basis that you can't fit banjo cases in it. Weird layout I know, but what can you do? You can get a couple of guitars in the boot easily but not a banjo case apparently. It says so in the handbook.


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 26 Nov 15 - 01:46 PM

I might come to one on 'em, if I'm not doin' nowt else.


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From: GUEST,Squeezebox John
Date: 30 Nov 15 - 06:19 AM

HSBC have written to me regarding the club bank account. They are not happy that it is now dormant, and want to close the account if we don't make use of it.I suppose this is not unreasonable, because it will be costing them something to operate the account and send me a statement each month. I spoke to a young lady at HSBC on the phone on Friday, and was interrogated regarding why we were not paying money in and out. I persuaded her to leave the account in operation for the present, but only until 22nd May 2016, at which date it would have to be reviewed again if we still have not used it. Do we need a bank account now?
If anyone has ideas for spending £89.94, please discuss. Ideas include a memorial to Eric, a memorial concert, local charity donation, Epworth Music Day, Christmas Party, posters advertising the club, newspaper adverts for the club, ....etc.
It was a very good night last week, I hope to come back again, but I am hopeless at late nights, five days later I am still falling asleep listening to "Look North" on TV at 6.30pm!


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From: Rookery4
Date: 01 Dec 15 - 02:11 PM

Well I missed the Roots Strummers, last night by being unavoidable detained by pleasure and pxxxxng down rain on my way back from Scotland, and I won't be at the Wheatsheaf tomorrow because of a babysitting appointment for a delightful young lady. Don't let it stop you though! All of you! See you next week at the Red Lion!
BTW- I wouldn't let my banjo near muskets new car! It used to try to jump out of the last one, and now he's trying to recapture his youth, who knows what might happen!


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From: GUEST,Musket
Date: 01 Dec 15 - 03:12 PM

The absence of the rookery at Donny last night was noted. Banjo playing was in evidence via BanjoyRay. You possibly heard him whilst on the A1.

No Rookery tomorrow night? Wouldn't it be ironic if I took a banjo? (I keep one for research purposes you understand.)

Recaptured youth? That piston head baby can capture anything caught in its crosshairs now I've run it in..   Yet oddly it still can't get a banjo case in it.

Any road.

Tomorrow

Wheatsheaf Belton
8.30pm
Password for entry is "and one under the bar for Ian"

Free beer
Raffle to win a guitar that has been behind the bar for the past few months.
Choice of M&M colours in your dressing room


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From: Rookery4
Date: 08 Dec 15 - 02:03 PM

Red Lion this Wednesday for all you followers! I will be late so get it sorted and save me a seat! 8.15 start!


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From: GUEST,Mus.. Shh don't tell anyone I am here
Date: 08 Dec 15 - 05:12 PM

I might be a little late myself. Leaving Eckythump at 6ish, 40 mile journey home, eat, slay a few dragons and get to The Red Lion.

Ruddy good night last week by the way. Not too many of us but we made enough noise to think otherwise. Irish pipes have that effect...


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 09 Dec 15 - 01:59 AM

Confined to Barracks again, while The Memsahib wines and dines and savours the delights of the fleshpots of the capital.

Bah. In fact double-bah! 😡


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From: GUEST,Musk... Keep yer trap shut
Date: 09 Dec 15 - 03:16 AM

Double bah and crinkly chips in fact.

Onwards and downwards.

A pity because tonight's raffle is a Collings D2H. The guitar a HD28V should have been 😇

I'll probably go straight from work which means the guitar sitting in my boot all day. That'll be the plastic one then.

Is thy going to the Martin Simpson gig Friday BWM? The good news is Martin plus Bob Chiswick opening for him. The bad news is that as punters arrive they are being encouraged to go upstairs to congregate whilst sound checks take place, where The Rookery and I have been set on to play background music. I am trying to get his banjo written out of the contract as I type. The better news is that Sean Hutch is playing with us.

The giddy depths of Donny eh?


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From: Rookery4
Date: 15 Dec 15 - 11:42 AM

Tomorrow is the penultimate club night of the year, at the Wheatsheaf. You should be there. I probably will be! It's been a good year for the club!


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From: GUEST,Musket
Date: 16 Dec 15 - 02:50 AM

I'm sure the rookery will do his permathread stuff.

I shall be there. A ruddy long way to go, mind. Takes me over seven minutes to walk all the way!


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From: Banjo-Flower
Date: 16 Dec 15 - 11:32 AM

How long to get back home?
Gerry


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From: GUEST,Musket
Date: 16 Dec 15 - 01:17 PM

It ain't the length that worries me Gerry, it's the width....


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From: GUEST,Musket
Date: 16 Dec 15 - 01:55 PM

Free beer
Raffle for a Deering banjo (louder than a Deere tractor and as tuneful)
More free beer
Guest slot from Martin Carthy if he got my email
Did I mention free beer?
Some of them Irish lasses who dance without their arms
The rookery
Steeleye Span reunion (small stage in snug)

Wheatsheaf Belton tonight.

Only two hours from the centre of London. *



*Kings Cross to Doncaster then ring Dave's Taxi.


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From: GUEST,Musket
Date: 17 Dec 15 - 02:46 AM

Well, a well formed group of performers and a rather packed pub.

The beer wasn't quite as free. Mr Carthy obviously didn't get my message. The banjo remained unclaimed.

On the positive side..

The rookery regailed us with banjo and a Martin copy guitar, Danny had a couple of new songs including a festive one, Goff played an excellent collection including a bit of trad, which went down well, Richard showed that a Uke can be heard in a crowded pub and gave us some lovely songs we could join in with, Jim played some haunting melodies including a couple of reels I didn't know and the obligatory horn pipe on his pipes, Nigel and Eric sang a few together having nicked the rookery's guitar and yours truly brought up the rear. (Rumours of me playing banjo will attract the attention of my legal team.)

A nice night all told. Money and a guitar changed hands and I got yacking with the gaffer and some neighbours till the wee hours.

Se'thee at The Red Lion at Ep'th next Wednesday.

(Gerry. Not sure about Sunday at The Shovel. I'd love to make the effort but depends what time we get back. If Mrs Musket drives when we go out in the day to see friends, I won't be able to in the evening. If I drive then I can drive that night. We'll see.)


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From: Rookery4
Date: 23 Dec 15 - 11:06 AM

Tonight we are on at the Red Lion as normal! Please come and make it another good night!


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 23 Dec 15 - 05:17 PM

Apologies for baling out early. Full of cold, and trying to sing over the mob who were bellowing at each othe by the bar was hurting my throat. Also I couldn't hear others singing (even the young lady with the nice voice who was sitting next to me), so there didn't seem much point in hanging around.

I'm sure it'll be better after New Year.


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From: Banjo-Flower
Date: 23 Dec 15 - 07:18 PM

Hi Backwoodsman,Musket,etc just a line to let you know that Martin Simpson will be at the Cafe Independent Scunthorpe on the 9th Jan 2016

Best wishes

Gerry


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From: Rookery4
Date: 23 Dec 15 - 08:02 PM

Well....... what a great night! Unfortunately Backwoodsman, Albert and Chris abandoned ship about 9 and by ten past all the rowdies at the bar disappeared (to the Khyber) and we ended up with the best night of the year and finished at 12.30! Everyone was on form and we genuinely had a wonderful time!(and some excellent cake!- thanks Cath)) The next club is back at the Red Lion on 6th January. Have a great break and see you next year. Thanks to everybody for a very good year!


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From: GUEST
Date: 24 Dec 15 - 02:55 AM

Well I wouldn't have been there until 12:30 anyway - my manager only signed my pass up to 11:00! :-)

I did wonder, as I packed my guitar away, if it would improve later, but the throat was very sore and my head was aching fit to bust, so I reckon the early night I took was probably a good idea!

Glad it all went well in the end, hope to see you on 6/1/16.

Merry Christmas all!


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 24 Dec 15 - 02:57 AM

GUEST above was me sans cookie!


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From: GUEST,Musket
Date: 24 Dec 15 - 03:27 AM

Yeah, I fully understand earlier on when the bar was packed that those near that end couldn't enjoy a night of music. A bit frustrating too that when Albert, Chris and Backwoodsman left, the bar emptied too, leaving us as the noisy end of the hotel!

It settled into a great night. On a very happy note, I really love how we seem to be encouraging younger people to get up in public and sing. Although, as we had two schoolgirls in the room, this meant that when I started singing Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, I had a couple of err.. extra verses to try and get a laugh with, but at the last minute decided otherwise 😳
So.. Early contributions from Albert, Chris and Backwoodsman, followed by; Jim, Reg & Gary, squeezebox John, Goff, Danny, Jess, the rookery, Jill, Ian and Goff's granddaughter whose name inexcusably escapes me. Yours truly bringing up the rear.

More discussion in the beer break regarding the numbered Swiss bank account Squeezebox John mentioned a few posts up. John and I trying to find ways of spending and closing it whilst the rookery came up with suggestions of how to increase the balance. We'll be another Lehmans Brothers, mark my word.

Merry Chrimbo to all our subscribers and se'thee in the new year.


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 24 Dec 15 - 03:41 AM

I reckon the mob at the bar were trying to tell me, Albert and Chris summat! :-)

Oh well, c'est la vie as they say in Oldham. And yes, nice to see the youngsters - just wish I coulda heard 'em! :-)

TTFN. Laters...


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From: GUEST,Musket
Date: 06 Jan 16 - 02:32 PM

Red Lion, Ep'th

In about an hours time.
Whoops..

Hopefully those involved in or spectating Haxey Hood this afternoon will be in one piece.

Raffle is a Northwood 00

Password to get in is "and one under the bar for Musket"


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From: Rookery4
Date: 07 Jan 16 - 04:43 AM

What a great start to the year. A full house despite the absence of a few regulars. I think I counted 18 performers and half a dozen spectators. We really crammed them in , and of a remarkably high standard too! Thanks everybody and keep coming back! The gamut ran from Paul Robeson covers to Oasis covers, with a smattering of proper folk music and all sorts of stuff! The age range of the performers went from 16 to 85 and the alcohol intake from 0 to 5 pints (unless you know different?)


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 07 Jan 16 - 08:12 AM

Aye, it were grand.


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From: GUEST,Musket
Date: 07 Jan 16 - 01:13 PM

Yep. Crackin' night.

Onwards and downwards. Wheatsheaf Belton next week. I'm legging it so will have a pop at that five pint challenge.


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From: Rookery4
Date: 13 Jan 16 - 12:08 PM

Tonight's the night! After last weeks excellent turn out, come and join us at the Wheatsheaf, Belton.


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From: Rookery4
Date: 14 Jan 16 - 04:11 AM

An entertaining but slightly raucous night yesterday at The Wheatsheaf. Just 6 of us and the pool room noise meant quiet retrospective songs were pointless, so we had a good sing around. Richard , Jim, John, Mike (for a while) Eric, Nigel (eventually) and young Chris (at the end) managed to play a varied repertoire including 3 Bowie tributes. It may not be folk but it was good fun.


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From: GUEST
Date: 14 Jan 16 - 05:10 AM

I didn't make it in the end.

Poo

Glad to see it was a good night.


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From: Rookery4
Date: 21 Jan 16 - 02:17 PM

Another brilliant night at the Red Lion, with a few tributes to Glen Frey and much much much more. Another excellent turn out but different again from 2 weeks ago! Keep the flag flying! The Wheatsheaf next week!


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From: Rookery4
Date: 03 Feb 16 - 08:25 AM

Tonight's Ep'th Folk will be at the Red Lion. Musket will be missing in the Alps somewhere but everybody else is expected! If you can that is!


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 03 Feb 16 - 08:30 AM

Not tonight, Josephine!


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From: GUEST,Le Musket
Date: 03 Feb 16 - 11:04 AM

Not missing at all. In The JamBar in Tignes. The gaffer sits with his guitar playing all day and night whilst his missus runs the bar. I was jamming in the jam as it were the other night.

Have a good night. I'd fly in and join you but the VIP lounge at Sandtoft International Airport serves crap coffee. (Added to which, today's dump means the road up from Borg St Maurice is shut at the moment. Snowed in with just miles and miles of piste, great pubs cafes and restaurants...)


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 03 Feb 16 - 11:20 AM

Shouldn't that be 'Le Mousquet'? 😜


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From: Rookery4
Date: 03 Feb 16 - 06:45 PM

A bit quieter than recent Red Lion turnout but we got Colin Danny Squeezebox John Albert Andy Goff Cath Jill Ian and the ailing manflu struck bravely suffering pair of Richard and myself. We managed a semblance of jollity and bonhomie and music! See you next week!


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From: GUEST,Musket
Date: 04 Feb 16 - 11:32 AM

There was a time when we didn't call eleven players "quiet"....

I'll be back at the weekend with sticks of rock and my washing. Hopefully will have finished with the dolly tub by next Wednesday in time for the Wheatsheaf bash.

The travel guitar has had some hammer but can't wait to get back to a real one. Played someone's Taylor 912(?) last night in a bar. Better beer in The Red Lion I suppose. No banjos out here though.......


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From: Rookery4
Date: 10 Feb 16 - 01:44 PM

It's t'wheatsheaf tonight! come!


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From: GUEST,Musket
Date: 11 Feb 16 - 03:49 AM

A quiet night if truth be told. As very few of us were playing, it came back round fairly fast so an opportunity to polish off songs some of us don't normally bother with.

The pub was fairly quiet (away match for pool) so we "had the floor."

The rookery, Eric, Nigel eventually (once stoked up on beer) and yours truly started the night and eventually joined by Richard. Both other Ians supplied the audience, both being too miserable to sing. Whassisname from near me sat listening too, and one or two of the bar flies were saying they enjoyed a few of the songs.

There. A factual review without a single knob gag. Unlike the actual night....

(The rookery may be interested to know that two pints after he left, Nigel was admitting he preferred my guitar to his. Round one sorted.)


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From: Rookery4
Date: 19 Feb 16 - 06:33 AM

Another excellent night was had by all this week, with another mixed bag of music. Dave Mitchell made it from Sheffield for the first time in a while and most of the regulars turned up, though Gary was flying solo!


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From: GUEST,Musket
Date: 19 Feb 16 - 07:06 AM

Yeah, a cracker..

We do seem to have grown out of the raised area at The Red Lion. It was nicely full and I noticed Jim turned up, thought he couldn't fit in and left again. We may need to build a stadium...

Any road. Wheatsheaf next Wednesday. Be there or be talked about.


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From: Rookery4
Date: 03 Mar 16 - 05:16 AM

A near-on perfect night at The Red Lion last night, with just a dozen of us giving us all a decent chance to play a few songs and not much background noise or chat to interfere. The pub ran out of Speckled Hen though, so my headache is a little better than it would have been!


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From: GUEST,Musket
Date: 03 Mar 16 - 09:01 AM

Yeah, a good night. Get some 13s on your liquorice stick and try again. My 12.5 jobbies aren't too bad, tried it earlier.

Sorry world, just carrying on a conversation from last night. If anyone can work out what we are on about, you win a Collings D2H. If you can't, you win a banjo I'm afraid.

Of course it was perfect. Which instrument did you forget to bring eh? 😱 I'll come clean. I was looking forward to having your frying pan accompany my baritone guitar on a song where I reckon they could (almost) compliment each other.


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From: Banjo-Flower
Date: 03 Mar 16 - 06:33 PM

is it a 4 string or a string banjo Ian (you must really learn to be more specific)

Gerry


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: GUEST,Musket
Date: 04 Mar 16 - 02:23 AM

Unfortunately there's a whole five of the buggers. I counted them...
😎


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From: Rookery4
Date: 05 Mar 16 - 03:46 PM

I nearly kept Jim's 4 string but felt it wouldn't be loud enough or deep enough to compete with the Alvarez, Musket. Gerry- it's time you joined us again to show us how Banjo's should be played!


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From: Banjo-Flower
Date: 05 Mar 16 - 04:18 PM

Could you afford my fee of fourpence ha'penny farthing ?

If so remind me to play the tune bearing that name when I see you come the Summer

Gerry


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: GUEST,Musket
Date: 06 Mar 16 - 06:12 AM

Dear me, the cost of banjologists is creeping up. Many years ago when I booked Arizona Smoke Review, Bill Zorn only charged me our spare bed for the night and my ex wife's recipe for perfect mushy peas.

Mind you, Paul Downes and Phil Beer cost the rest of the profits on the night...

You don't have to wait till the summer Gerry. They take snow ploughs over Keadby Bridge, tha' knows.

Keep challenging us to come over to The Malt Shovel and one day, I'll convince the rookery to be chauffeur.


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: Banjo-Flower
Date: 06 Mar 16 - 09:44 AM

Next Malt Shovel session 20th March 2016 8pm onwards
now wriggle out of that

Gerry


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From: Musket
Date: 23 Mar 16 - 07:54 PM

Sorry Gerry. I did wriggle.

To be honest, I bloody forgot..   I even told Mrs Musket I was going out. She reminded me at 11.00pm Grr.

Seriously, I will come over. Keep bugging me. And vice versa. I'm sure we would love to hear more banjos....... 😇


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From: Musket
Date: 24 Mar 16 - 04:59 AM

Belton delivered what you might call a quiet night last night.

Understatement being my speciality.

☹️


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From: Banjo-Flower
Date: 24 Mar 16 - 07:01 PM

So who else turned up ?

reminder to myself, must make the effort to visit Belton when the lighter nights are here even though I prefer sessions to clubs

Gerry


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From: GUEST,3 chord jim
Date: 27 Mar 16 - 09:33 AM

Sorry I will not be at Red Lion this Wednesday got a case of man flu


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From: GUEST,Musket
Date: 03 Apr 16 - 01:01 AM

Not a bad night last week. The Red Lion is a decent venue for sitting round and knocking out songs.

Our motley crew were;

Danny, The Rookery, Richard, Backwoodsman, Jill, The Late (but turned up early for once) Ian, Jonathan, Mick, Andy and Goff. Your truly as ever bringing up the rear. Apologies had been given from Jim (see above), Albert, Martin Carthy and Elvis.

Not much to add really. What else can I tell you?

Oh aye. I enjoyed a couple of faggots yesterday. I would have shared that snippet elsewhere but you know how it is these days.


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 03 Apr 16 - 01:41 AM

We used to call 'em 'savoury ducks' (US-ians please note the correct spelling of 'savoury'). 'Faggots' seems to be a southern-softie word for them, sithee maister!


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From: GUEST,3 chord jim
Date: 04 Apr 16 - 09:25 AM

still layed up with man flu no playing out this week


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From: Rookery4
Date: 06 Apr 16 - 06:37 AM

Wheatsheaf tonight boys and girls! Do come and make some noise!


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From: GUEST,3 chord jim
Date: 18 Apr 16 - 03:31 PM

still stuck in house for another week no playing out this Wed.


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From: Rookery4
Date: 19 Apr 16 - 04:53 PM

T'wheatsheaf tomorra! Come and join us!
3 of us guaranteed, you will be the bonus!


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 20 Apr 16 - 02:34 AM

Band practice with Between The Lines - sozz!


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From: Rookery4
Date: 26 Apr 16 - 03:08 AM

T'Red Lion tomorrow boys and girls; It's getting busy these days so get there early to save a seat. Save me one please! Ten of us last week at the Wheatsheaf, so looking up there too!


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From: Rookery4
Date: 26 Apr 16 - 03:15 AM

Steve at The Epworth Tap is starting what he hopes will be a monthly folk night and invited us to attend. First one is on Sunday 15th May- opening at 6pm.
Lets do it!


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From: Rookery4
Date: 28 Apr 16 - 04:14 AM

Another excellent, convivial and well attended night at The Red Lion, with 15 performers squeezed in to the room and all apparently having a good time! We got all sorts of music and the last hour was all about joining in! Brilliant.


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From: Rookery4
Date: 01 Jun 16 - 07:00 PM

I apologise for the lack of updates on here, no excuses, but a simple summary- we have had an excellent few weeks with very good numbers at both The Red Lion and The Wheatsheaf! Next week back at the Red Lion and with an extra folk night at Epworth Tap on 12th June. We will also be at Epworth Music Day on 18th June at the Red Lion from around 12noon to whenever!


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From: GUEST,Bloke in Groucho mask
Date: 02 Jun 16 - 03:06 AM

Mmm..   Not embracing this Mudcat lark these days, a rather unmistakeable odour permeates across the pond.

However, back here in the real world..

A smaller than normal band of balladeers, banjologists and banter in The Wheatsheaf last night but quality over quantity of course....

Note the rookerie's posts regarding The Epworth Music Day, including an acoustic session all afternoon and a folky diddly doo session at the same time as well as concerts all day all over the place. (Yours truly seems to be doing one spot in a car park. I hope they remove the red jelly babies for me.)

Some cracking singers nights and sessions going around locally these days and our two are only part of the picture. All good stuff.

Don't forget, we are only two hours from London via Kings Cross to Doncaster then Dave's Taxi, tell him Ian sent you. Alternatively, the VIP terminal at Sandtoft International Airport does a rather nice champagne whilst awaiting carriages.


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From: Rookery4
Date: 09 Jun 16 - 04:25 AM

A very well attended night yesterday at The Red Lion. Noisy till about 9.15 then much better. Most of the regulars were there and Bob Chiswick, Dave Mitchell, and Trevor Scarrow gave us a bit of variety. Gary and Reg featured Jess as their new vocalist on a couple of numbers! We are looking to move into the wine bar to accommodate the numbers for future nights!


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From: Rookery4
Date: 21 Jun 16 - 02:13 PM

Just in case anybody reads this- we had a great day at the Red Lion on Epworth Music Day on Saturday 18th June , and hopefully will have another good singaround tomorrow, 22nd June, at the same venue.
We have moved across to the Wine Bar in the same pub as we were getting so popular we've outgrown the "Library" room. Come and join the gang - we have room for spectators now!


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From: GUEST,Bloke in Groucho mask
Date: 22 Jun 16 - 05:44 AM

Playing in a wine bar eh? From the depths of pork scratchings to the giddy heights of amuse bouche.

Still get to hear the odd banjo though, I'll bet.

Anyway, to celebrate the fifteen yard move, we have free beer, each table gets a complimentary bottle of Chateau Reynella '86 and a chance to win a baritone ukulele in the two for one raffle. All thanks to Father Ted whose funding of the evening is resting in his account. (Mind you, I notice another "trustee" left for the south of France at the weekend.)

Lots of good music, lots of opportunity to add your music to the evening and lots of pork scratchings anyway.

Tonight! Wednesday! Epworth!


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From: GUEST,Squeezebox John
Date: 25 Jul 16 - 04:44 PM

Just reporting back from the south of France, the weather was lovely.I struggled with the lingo though, the only French I could remember was Mademoiselle from Armentieres, parlez vous?, and that didn't get me very far, just a few black looks.
Heard some nice music though, does anyone at the club know "Champs Elysees" by Joe Dassin? Francoise Hardy promised me she would bring her guitar to the next Ep'th Folk, she said she might bring Carla Bruni along too if she can spare the time.
When is the next club night so I can let her know? I hope I am not busy combining!


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From: Rookery4
Date: 02 Aug 16 - 11:21 AM

After my couple of weeks in Brittany, I return to find that the Wheatsheaf has changed hands and last weeks folk club was cancelled, though apparently the previous one was a success. Anyway- tomorrow night we will be as normal in the Red Lion (in Jinxy's wine bar) I hope to see you all there! I will!


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From: Rookery4
Date: 31 Aug 16 - 07:43 PM

Tonights Red Lion Club was a great success! 20 players and nearly the same observers! Ages 15-75! If you missed it shame on you!


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From: GUEST,For it is he...
Date: 01 Sep 16 - 03:30 AM

If that was Carla Bruni last night, she's let herself go a bit...

Rather stonking again. Other than photoshopped photos being handed out (you will be hearing from Rookem Screwem & Scarper accordingly,) we had a corker. Far too many to name, let alone some of the permutations although a special note for Dave, whose fiddle accompaniment to many of us raised the game somewhat. No wonder people were coming in from the main bar to have a listen...


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 01 Sep 16 - 08:24 AM

Sorry I missed - out Tuesday, out Thursday, so needed a quiet night in with The Memsahib.

Thoroughly enjoyed the last Red Lion night, and hoping to make the next one on 14/9.


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From: GUEST,For it is he II
Date: 02 Sep 16 - 07:52 AM

Always good to see you.

It's Donny Roots next Monday, if you're free.


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 02 Sep 16 - 12:12 PM

The Memsahib's away, so can't get there on Monday. 😳


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From: GUEST,For it is he III
Date: 03 Sep 16 - 04:34 AM

Ah well..

You could always smuggle your four legged family member upstairs. Wendy will be behind the bar and not notice??

I know lots of songs to serenade doggies with. My little fellah was always the first critical audience for my output. I judged the song by the degree of indifference. (He was a greyhound) or the toxic qualities of the fart (he was a greyhound.)


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 03 Sep 16 - 05:29 AM

If he was the kind of dog who'd lie quietly snoozing under the table, I'd be only too happy to smuggle him in - unfortunately he thinks he's everyone's bestest buddy, and everyone wants to play with him, all the time!


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From: Rookery4
Date: 07 Sep 16 - 11:52 AM

It's the Wheatsheaf tonight! Nobody turned up last time except Jim T, I was in Whitby but where were the rest of you! (I know Ian was sleeping it off after a couple of days in Whitby)


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From: GUEST,Bloke in Musket mask
Date: 08 Sep 16 - 03:45 AM

True. There again I was within quarter of a mile of the place, albeit cuddling my teddy bear and having sweet dreams.

Not bad last night. Contributions from both Jims, Eric, almost Nigel, Richard, the rookery and yours truly. Mike came but failed to perform as it were.

My responsible adult got curious over where I go when I sneak out on a Wednesday and followed me. Mmm.. Perhaps shaming me into varnishing those sills might have an effect? Yeah, never going to happen now.

Onwards and downwards. Red Lion (Jinxies) next week. Be there so you can tell your grandkids all about it.


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 08 Sep 16 - 08:46 AM

Working on it. Might even bring a new song with me....


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 12 Sep 16 - 04:23 PM

Red Lion this Wednesday?


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From: GUEST,Bloke in Gr.. Musket
Date: 13 Sep 16 - 03:25 AM

Yep. Red Lion /Jinxies Wine Bar this Wednesday.

For anyone else reading, as I may have mentioned before, we are only two hours from the centre of London.* You can also fly direct into Sandtoft International Airport and book a limo to take you to the stadium c/w access all areas pass card.

There, you can hear a wide interpretation of folk, acoustic roots and the (rather) odd banjo, but don't let the latter put you off. You may also hear, it seems, Backwoodsman's new song, Musket's old song and you can put beer on the rookerie's tab.




* Train from Kings Cross to Doncaster, then ring Dave's Taxis of Belton. Tell him to put it on the rookerie's tab.


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 13 Sep 16 - 08:33 AM

Thanks, Mus...errrrmm, Bloke.

The new song (or, to be accurate, my version of a Dave Wilson song), after considerable rehearsive effort on my part, is reaching a point in its development where I think I dare attempt it without my electronic crutch. Jim C will no doubt be glad about that. 😜😄😎


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From: GUEST,Bloke etc
Date: 13 Sep 16 - 01:06 PM

As we have a "stage" of sorts, it'll only startle the horses if you use an electronic crotch in front of we rather reserved Islers.


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 13 Sep 16 - 01:36 PM

Crutch, Bloke, not crotch! Daft bugger! 😎😄

I have another new song, of which I'm a co-composer, but it's very new and needs more rehearsal, so I doubt I'll inflict that one on the assembled multitude. 😜


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From: GUEST,Bloke letting Groucho mask slip
Date: 15 Sep 16 - 02:44 AM

And a grand night it was.

Backwoodsman did indeed perform as per contract and was joined in a star studded night by a motley crew of superstars and distinguished hall of fame alumni.

The highlight for me was the rookery admonishing an artisan guitar luthier for supplying guitars with cheap strings, (playing a new guitar made by him) saying he had instantly changed them for quality strings and proceeding to break one whilst tuning up. No need for satire in this thread, reality caters for all comments.

In the best of folk tradition, we had a wonderful two guitars and fiddle rendition of "Fat Bottomed Girls" by Ian, Johnathan and Dave. If indeed, fat bottomed girls make the rocking world go round, it occurred to me that Doncaster needs recognition for its contribution to astro physics.

Onwards and downwards. Next Wednesday, after the stadium quality of Jinxies @ The Red Lion, our tour continues at The Wheatsheaf in Belton for the more intimate theatre gig experience then repeat the tour ad neauseum.

Your humble reviewer might get off me sorry arse and pop down to Ferry Folk tonight.


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 15 Sep 16 - 03:09 AM

Aye, it were raight good. 👍


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From: GUEST,Bloke doing Musket impressions
Date: 28 Sep 16 - 10:00 AM

Anyroad...

Tonight, for your fontiferous malgamatamations, your worstitude in Leonard Sachs impersonations and a bloody good night out....

Jinxies Wine Bar @ Red Lion, Epworth. It's Ep'th Folk!!!!!!   (Cue Kermit waving his hands)

Tonight should be good. It's the last gig for the rookery for a month or so, as he is about to start his tour down under, starting in Tasmania and ending in err Tasmania. Anyway, he has offered not one but two Northwood guitars for the raffle to make space for his increasing stock of Yamaha guitars.

Be there so you can tell your grandkids you really were there, as opposed to more people claiming they were at Live Aid than could actually fit in Wembley. I should know cos I was there.


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From: Rookery4
Date: 28 Sep 16 - 11:12 AM

Lottery tickets for the Northwood guitars are a bargain at £3000 each! Every entrant gets a free Alvarez Baritone guitar!
See you all later, even Groucho! (who gave him that name????)


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From: GUEST,Baritone playing bloke
Date: 28 Sep 16 - 01:11 PM

At least let me sing "Leap Up And Down With Your Knickers In The Air" before relieving me of my musical appendage.

I've got a bloke asking if they can supply the security detail for the gig. They managed to get the Labour conference by feeding backhanders to Corbyn's principled mates so I might be able to afford a raffle ticket after all.

Good job the beer is free. (I pity your slate when you get back from Van Diemens Land Mr Rookery. I'll have to make myself scarce for a while.)


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From: GUEST,Bloke in two minds and a gun
Date: 30 Sep 16 - 03:22 AM

Ah, rate.

A good time that was had by all. But anyway, I'm here to talk about Ep'th Folk, not that.

We had another corker. Since moving down the corridor, past the gents and into Jinxies Wine Bar, the club seems to be going from strength to strength. Having a stage area helps make it more of an occasion and we get more and more people coming to listen rather than just singers. No entry fee helps too...

We had, in no particular order and I'm bound to miss one or two. (When I got there I told Reg that Richard and Albert were on holiday, just as both walked in.)

Reg & Gaz, Goff, Danny, Jim, Albert, Chris, Richard, Mike, Ian MkII, Jill, Pip & Colin, Andy, The Rookery and yours truly. Those who wished it had a cracking fiddle accompaniment by Dave.

I was sad enough to count and overall, we had a dozen people there for the noise it makes.

No Wheatsheaf next week, as most of the regulars there are on hols, and I'm down in "the smoke" and won't be back till late.

So, a week on Wednesday, back to Jinxies. Join us, I wasn't joking when I said we can put drinks on the Rookery's tab whilst he is chasing kangaroos next month.


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From: Rookery4
Date: 09 Oct 16 - 04:04 PM

So sad I won't be there! Either to open my tab or to pay it! On the other hand I do have £89.60 of club money with me down under..............where it is currently blowing a gale and pxxxing down with rain! Have a good week!


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 09 Oct 16 - 04:38 PM

Beautiful day here in Detbyshire!
The Memsahib's travel plans have kyboshed any hope of my going out to play at either Ep'th FC venue for the next few weeks. Hope to see you......eventually!


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From: GUEST,Some bloke or other
Date: 10 Oct 16 - 03:12 AM

'Tis a pity young sir. If Mondays fit in with your memsahib's plans, then don't forget it's Donny Strummers tonight. The bad news is that Bob Chiswick will be late, the sad news is that he asked yours truly to run it till he gets there.

Raining in Van Diemens Land eh? We know a song about that, don't we children?

Thanks to seventeen million disturbed xenophobes, your £89.60 won't get as many pie floaters as you thought..,,   Sorry, OUR £89.60. I'm still waiting for the party.


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 10 Oct 16 - 04:27 AM

Sorry Bloke, Derbyshire all this week. But I've got the Lowden here with me, so I'm getting some badly-needed practice one!


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From: Rookery4
Date: 28 Nov 16 - 04:56 AM

After a few weeks absence,through holidays in Oz and being spammed by Mudcat, I can reveal what most of our readers already know that Epworth Folk Club is now Every Wednesday at Jinxies Wine Bar in The Red Lion, Market Square , Epworth. Do join us- we seem to have a good night every week with 10-20 people of all ages and standards and styles!


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From: Rookery4
Date: 15 Dec 16 - 02:00 PM

If anyone out there still reads this- Epworth Folk Club is still thriving every Wednesday at The Red Lion, Market Square, Epworth, where we attracted 19 performers and a few spectators last night. It was excellent!Any acoustic instrument or singers welcome!


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 15 Dec 16 - 02:47 PM

I read it, without fail!
I'm out at a band rehearsal next week, so won't make it. When is the next club night after that?


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From: Rookery4
Date: 20 Dec 16 - 02:32 PM

Hi Backwoodsman- Sorry we will miss you tomorrow! To borrow an ad line from someone else - "We never close" so business as normal on 28th December and January 4th. Hope to see you there! And everyone else of course!


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 20 Dec 16 - 04:14 PM

Aha! The band practice is off, so I'm coming over tomorrow night. And no, I won't be doing that bloody awful 'Fairytale of New York' dirge, 😳


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From: Rookery4
Date: 01 Jan 17 - 07:51 AM

Welcome to the new year! Lets hope we don't lose as many talented musicians this year!
Epworth Folk Club starts as normal at The Red Lion at around 8.15 on Wednesday 4th January. Last weeks club was excellent despite the competition from the open mike session at The Mowbray.


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 01 Jan 17 - 04:47 PM

Not this week I'm afraid - the practice is on! Have a good 'un, see you again soon!


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From: Rookery4
Date: 02 Jan 17 - 01:39 PM

Shame Backwoodsman! Do you have any other recordings for me to play on the show? I have The Fallen of Fulstow , but a couple of other tracks might be nice! If you are quick I might be able to play some before your appearance on the 20th Jan!


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From: GUEST,Rookery4
Date: 04 Apr 17 - 06:56 PM

Check us out as Epworth Folk Club on Facebook as nobody seems to read this anymore! We are still at The Red Lion, Epworth, every Wednesday night- in Jinksy's Wine Bar.


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From: Banjo-Flower
Date: 05 Apr 17 - 05:46 AM

I read it John

Gerry


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Subject: RE: Epworth Folk Club PermaThread
From: GUEST,Some bloke
Date: 05 Apr 17 - 07:45 AM

Ah but Gerry, the weather is getting nicer, the nights getting shorter. Pop over and join us! The Mudcat or Facebook, neither beat the real thing! (Sadly, I too joined the Facebook nonsense late last year...)

You and Jim Burr can try outbanjoing each other, whilst being drowned out by the only thing that can, Jim Thornton's pipes....

Will you be 50% of my audience again at Epworth Music Day this year??


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 05 Apr 17 - 08:10 AM

Still a bit poorly, but hoping to get over there tonight....


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From: Banjo-Flower
Date: 05 Apr 17 - 11:15 AM

Not this month I'm afraid Ian Can only drive in our beautiful North Lincolnshire countryside when there's no R in the month

Looking forward to Epworth music day tho & Festival of the Plough
does John still visit you with his accordion?

Gerry


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