The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #155817   Message #3669518
Posted By: Richard Bridge
15-Oct-14 - 11:08 PM
Thread Name: Whitby 2015 - best places.
Subject: RE: Whitby 2015 - best places.
No, I have not been to Whitby at all before.

No I am not Nigerian.

No we are not looking to fly-pitch as "performers", we much prefer song sessions, where we do some listening, some joining in (I quite like to add some mandolin accompaniment) and we play only the acoustic and unamplified instruments we can carry around for the whole day - Royston's guitar, Sam's dumbec if he cba, daughter's bodhran, and my guitar and mandolin. Sometimes one of us may do a solo turn (but never a drum solo) and sometimes one or more of us may join in with the other(s) of us. Or we may do a band set-piece. As I said "We may go to be audience some of the time but will definitely want participative song stuff".

No, I am not the famous didge player.

Yes, my home session pub is the Good Intent (Rochester, the big sing at Sweeps' Festival). Exactly the sort of thing we enjoy. No I am not running the Lower Stoke Winter Sings this year. Others may enjoy diddly and humpty but I don't. Daughter may well carry her bodhran and want to play it to some of that stuff, but is well behaved with it.

Thanks to the select few who have suggested places without curious assumptions.