The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #63652   Message #1153599
Posted By: Yorkie
03-Apr-04 - 12:04 PM
Thread Name: More goings-on in Shropshire
Subject: RE: More goings-on in Shropshire
Thanks Sally, I intended to copy that info to this thread but I'd forgotten where I'd put it.

Anyone thinking of coming, please note "Too many people in a small village pub" is not joking. These weekend gatherings originally started by invitation only amongst singers and musicians associated with the Broseley Folk Club. Over the years (more than 20 years) word spread, until far too many people wanted to come and some of the original coterie stopped coming. Numbers have fluctuated a great deal in recent years but there is still, always, too many!! These weekends also led to the establishing of an excellent monthly session that offers a warm welcome to visitors but the Easter gatherings are not and can not be open to all-comers - there really isn't a lot of space. It's not that new-comers are not welcome ... but don't be offended if we tell you to sod off and find your own pub.

(Ee, I can be such a miserable sod sometimes......)

However: The ceilidh looks likely to happen this year - and that IS open to all-comers. (NB Parking is a bit limited. 4x4 recommended if you park in that field over the road!). I think Taffy and Co will be playing but I don't know for certain. It is also likely that Dave Hunt will be joining us again after a bit of a break (he has had other things to do every Easter for several years). It'll be just like the good old days - Baby Bumblebee anyone?