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Instead of Miskin 2007?

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Subject: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 22 Mar 07 - 11:56 PM

Following the very sad announcement by Andy, it occurs to me to ask 'catters what other things might be worth vanning or tenting toover the Easter weekend.


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 12:54 AM

Gosport and Fareham looks promising...

Must go back to sleep now....


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Andy Jackson
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 03:18 AM

Just had a lovely email from Peter Chegwyn, Gosport and Fareham. Unfortunately for the first time in years he has a complete sell out, no tickets left.
Andy


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: MBSLynne
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 03:30 AM

Someone needs to have a BIG party...anyone got the facilities?

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 04:13 AM

I was actually wondering, with reference to Gosport and Fareham, whther it would be possible to invade the free vans area and just go to the sessions without buying a ticket....


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: treewind
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 04:36 AM

For my sins, I'll be spending much of the weekend laying out the next issue of Mardles Magazine. I'd been wondering how I'd find the time to do it.

Not that I'm in the least bit happy about the cancellation of Miskin and the reasons behind it.

Anahata


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 05:02 AM

Hawker remarks: -

"Looking at other threads, there is a get together in the Peak district and a festival at Woodford in Cheshire.........for those who are looking for something to do!
Cheers,Lucy "

Both rather a long way...

But where are the details?


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Hawker
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 05:08 AM

Peak district here:

Subject: Easter MudFolk Peak District:Come on!
From: Mr Happy - PM
Date: 01 Apr 06 - 08:17 PM

Latest News!

Mr Happy & Fiends at Easter will be venturing off to 3 Stags Heads, Wardlow Mires, Derbyshire.

Its a DIY do- bring yerselves, yer tents, vans, caravans, voices,instruments & kitchen sink!

Session/Sinaround Thur nite/Fri nite/Sat afternoon & evening/Sun afternoon & evening - either in pub or on campsite weather permitting.

Camping #1.50p per nite. Luvly food in 3 Stags + all day breakfasts in cafe opp pub.

Campsite facilities include cold water tap!!


Cold water washbasin!!


& cold water WC - not to be missed!!!


All welcome - come on down - it'll be brill!!

venue 3 Stags Heads, here:


http://www.greatbeer.co.uk/derthst.htm

I know its dated )% but if you fllow thethread it is happening again this year!

The Woodford one, I found on a Googled Folk Festival list for 2007. I think it may be the old Pynton festival?

Do Lancaster still have the Easter Maritme festival?

Cheers, Hope this helps Richard!
Lucy


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: SylviaN
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 05:09 AM

If you don't mind a maritime theme, I think there's camping at or near Glasson Maritime Festival, which used to be the Lancaster Maritime Festival, but they've moved out of the town.

Cheers

Sylvia


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Seaking
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 05:17 AM

I'll be cancelling my holiday and going offshore for Easter.

Roll on 2008 !

Chris


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Folkiedave
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 05:24 AM

Both rather a long way...

Actually the Derbyshire Mudgather is rather close for me though I have commitments elsewhere. Are we becoming southern centric by any chance? :-)

However it is not a huge place. And despite some rave reviews the landlord can be be very eccentric (ie miserable) and the beer is not always as fantastic (IMHO) as some people crack on about, which is understandable since the pub has very restricted opening hours.

But don't bother criticising the beer if you want to stay in the pub.


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Grampus
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 06:23 AM

Everybody go to Glasson. As Sylvia said...it'll be great

Glasson Maritime Festival

G


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Carol
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 07:44 AM

And Woodford should be good and the Three Stags - no campsite at glasson


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 07:46 AM

Folkiedave,

I strongly take exception to your comments about Geoff & the 3 Stags Heads.

Mr Happy & fiends have been there loads of times, not just Easter, & have always received a warm welcome from both the landlord & his wife; & the food & drink have unfailingly been top-notch!


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: MBSLynne
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 08:30 AM

No, Wardlow Mires is not far for us either. Closer than Miskin in fact. Worth a thought I guess.

MrHappy, do they have decent cider though?

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Andy Jackson
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 08:40 AM

Hey you lot! Don't go enjoying yerself so much you don't come back next year.

Andy


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Folkiedave
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 08:48 AM

One can only go on one's own experience. I live in Sheffield and it was on my circuit of pubs to visit for years.

My experience is not as good as yours. I have not complained about the food. Are you denying the landlord CAN be miserable? I am not saying he is all the time, but that he can be some of the time.

You have clearly been lucky - or I have clearly been unlucky.

I have made the greatest criticism and stopped visiting and I hope those who do go have an excellent time.


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 09:11 AM

we can all have our off days


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: MBSLynne
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 09:11 AM

Andy, to duplicate or replace Miskin would be impossible.

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Folkiedave
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 09:12 AM

Me too...................


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 09:14 AM

Lynne


I'm not aware pub's stock of cider - it's the real ales that'sthe big attraction


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Scooby Doo
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 09:27 AM

Miskin Man has at least 10 different ales every year Mr Happy.
Why dont you come along next year and see what my ex does for a wonderful festival.Miskin 2008 here we come.



Scooby


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Scooby Doo
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 09:33 AM

Plus Barrel Cider for the Cider folkies.
I am sure you would enjoy the festival if you came along next year.


Scooby


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 09:42 AM

There's also an excellent but small gathering at Priestweston, Shropshire over the Easter W/end.

Free camping in field at back of pub, The Miners Arms

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Priestweston


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: vectis
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 10:28 AM

I posted this on the Miskin Obit thread before I saw this one. Sorry to keep repeating myself...

Could a do it yourself sing and play be put together in just two weeks?
I could probably do one here in my home town but it is so far away from Miskin that travel would be horrendous for everyone from the north.
Is there a suitable venue somewhere near the border (well away from Miskin in order not to queer Andy's pitch).
We would need a campsite with statics (for the indoor campers) and an on-site pub with decent beer or a pub with a stable, skittle alley, function room or barn attached within easy walking distance.
On the other hand Ali organises a good do based round a junior school. The playground and car park for vans, the field for tents and the classrooms for indoor campers. The hall could, at a push, be used for a concert and/or for late night sessions. With a willing pub or three within easy staggering distance it could be possible.
Has anyone out there got the contacts, or know someone with them, to make it happen?


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: MBSLynne
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 10:51 AM

Real ale's not a big attraction for me...I can't stand ale or beer in any form. I get sick of being in congenial company with nothing to drink that I actually enjoy.

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 10:54 AM

They do nice coffee & teas as well!

also cocoa before retiring!


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 11:02 AM

Apr 6-9 MUSIC IN THE CASTLE, Kilmun, by Dunoon, Argyll, Scotland.
Dave Dewar, 15 Portland Terrace, Troon, Ayrshire, KA10 6AJ. Tel: 01292 313205. Fax: 01292 313205. e-mail: dave@cultural-connections.co.uk


Apr 9-14 ROOTIN쳌f ABOOT, Aberdeen, Scotland.
Lemon Tree Box Office, The Lemon Tree, 5 West North Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5AT. Tel: 01224 642230. e-mail: info@lemontree.org


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 11:08 AM

http://www.woodfordfolkfestival.co.uk/


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: My guru always said
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 11:10 AM

Have had my thinking cap on & will check out a couple of possibilities this weekend & report back here. They are only outside chances though....


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 11:16 AM

Miners Arms, Priestweston 01938 561352


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Zany Mouse
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 01:04 PM

I posted the following on the 'obit' thread.

The Admiral and Mrs Admiral used to do a super Easter near Marlborough. I don't think it has run for a few years but maybe he could revive that. It was a super pub with a big camping field at the back, right next to the canal.

What about the Seven Stars at Knowle Hill?



Andy: PLEASE don't be worried about our not turning up in 2008. We would do ANYTHING to get Miskin 2007 going if it were possible. I feel so sorry for you, the pain actually came through on the email you sent round.
Luv
Rhiannon


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: vectis
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 01:44 PM

No camping at seven Stars and only room for three (at a squeeze) vans on the site.


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: bubblyrat
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 03:27 PM

There is a pub called the Three Magpies, next to the K & A canal at Seend, near Devizes . They have their own biggish camping-field attached to the pub, and there"s a Camping Club site right next door, ideal for the camper-vans. I have stayed on both sites-- ( the facilities on the Camping Club site are excellent ) and the food in the pub was OK too. The two sites between them could take a LOT of people, if the pub was OK for the music . I think the pub has a shower and loos for their field-campers. Does anyone live near Devizes, and could pop in ??


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: My guru always said
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 04:19 PM

OK, several ideas so far. We're going to pop in to the Trout at Lechlade over the weekend, but that field is probably too muddy. Will also be phoning a pub in the forest of Dean to see if there's any possibility there.

The Barge Inn at Honeystreet may very well be quite crowded, but perhaps someone (don't all rush at once & please put the reply on this thread straightaway to stop too many people phoning!) would like to give them a ring, here's their web-site.

The Three Magpies at Seend looks a good'n, and has a music weekend in September with Showaddywaddy *sigh* Again here's their web-site & as above please don't all phone at once as it might piss them off....

If anyone comes up with a good venue (as vectis described earlier) for a gather & sing, with camping & beer I'll be quite happy to offer administration to help co-ordinate numbers & arrangements. C'mon, lets find somewhere we can get together!!


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 04:28 PM

The Barge Inn at Honeystreet was the venue for the Admiral and Mrs Admiral's Easter sing mentioned by Zany Mouse. Popular with Vikings, IIRC.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 04:38 PM

Found this from a few years ago... Priest Weston Easter Festival is in the hills above Church Stoke, at The Miners Arms.

Ms Lemon: I have spent the afternoon at Priest Weston Folk Weekend and the atmosphere was wonderful-some brilliant songs/singers and loads of great tunes-and you should hear a lady called Ann sing the blues! Shropshire is very beautiful especially on a sunny spring day. If there are any other folk weekends in Shropshire it has to be worth a visit. Turned out to Anne Lennox Martin.

Mr Happy: for anyone who hasn't attended this event before,there's a bi-annual folk gathering at: Miner's Arms Folk Club Miner's Arms, Priest Weston, Shropshire, 8:15 1st Wed (01938 561352) every easter bank holiday weekend & also another in the autumn. sessions are based on the pub, but there's scope for outside bashes on the campsite opposite the pub. camping's free but facilities very basic.

Mr Red: Priest Weston Shrops usually Easter. Small, based on one pub, and just SAR / maybe sessions. contact details on cresby.com or PM Ms Lemon here she knows the organisers.

Anyway it might be helpful.

Sal


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: bubblyrat
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 05:36 PM

OK everybody, I have E-mailed the Three Magpies, so hopefully we"ll know something soon.!! If you look on their website, you can get a good idea about the place----you can see their own campsite, whilst the commercial one is a few yards beyond that, out of shot. As I said earlier, I have stayed there before---It"s on a main road, and central---the food"s good ! -----The bar"s a reasonable size----There are real fires----the campsites are big !! There"s a canal to jump in if you get overheated, or you can go and watch boats go through the flight of 29 locks at Caen Hill just along the towpath.


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 07:02 PM

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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: My guru always said
Date: 24 Mar 07 - 05:28 AM

Thanks for doing that bubblyrat, hope you get a good response quickly. Will report here later on regarding Lechlade & Parkend.

We had a word with The Admiral last night Kitty & he felt that the pub had become too crowded to be able to use it for this sort of thing anymore, but it may be better that nowhere....

Like many others I'm sure, my feelings about finding somewhere for us lost Miskinites to Gather at Easter are yo-yoing between postitive & negative, having shed a few tears on behalf of Andy & Jillie on Wednesday. Yes, there are some other good-looking events (Barnsley, Priestweston etc) that some people will filter off to and have a great time which is good news.

But I reckon there are a fair few of us who just want to be together, as we always are at Easter, sharing each other's company over a few beers with some singing, laughing and hugging for good measure. So I'm hoping we can find somewhere - anyone who's interested, keep an eye on this thread. If we find somewhere we'll need your contact details PM'ing so that we can organise numbers etc pretty quickly.


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: MBSLynne
Date: 24 Mar 07 - 05:47 AM

Yes, it's the seeing the friends that I only see once or twice a year that's the important bit. Even the singing and music takes second palce to that.

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: bubblyrat
Date: 24 Mar 07 - 09:23 AM

Lynne ---?? I am trying to palce you, but I cna"t !!


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: MBSLynne
Date: 24 Mar 07 - 11:04 AM

Nor me you. With my husband el_punkoid_nouveau (Ted) I have run the folk club at Miskin on Saturday night for the last couple of years. I'm small with reddish, long hair and tend to wear paganny/gothic/Indian clothes. I sing, play recorder a bit, dance with Herbaceous Border sometimes. I have two kids, Shady (11) and Richard (16). I'm quite loud and not exactly self-effacing!

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Polly Squeezebox
Date: 24 Mar 07 - 11:21 AM

I had no wish to step on Bubblyrat's or any other toes - but as I live fairly local to Seend went out to the Camping & Caravan Club site behind the 3 Magpies this lunchtime. Unfortunately, they are fully booked for Easter (and were for this weekend also!). They also advised me that the 3 Magpies own much smaller site was fully booked over the Easter period because they've passed on all booking enquiries to them since the C&C site was fully booked two months ago. Looks like a no starter for this year I'm afraid.

However, possibilities are there for the future with a village hall and community centre in walking distance of the two sites. Might be worth turning some thought to forming a folk song club within the auspices of the Camping & Caravanning Club - we could then in the future use some of their sites that have their own pubs or halls within the site.

For this year - do we definitely need a camping site near a public house? I know of a farm in Wiltshire where they have a CL - probably already booked - but I think they might be able to let us have a separate field and possibly a barn to sing in (if there are'nt too many young livestock needing shelter). Unfortunately, the facilities would be very, very basic - only one outdoor loo!!! Let me know if you think I should pursue.


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: bubblyrat
Date: 24 Mar 07 - 12:55 PM

The idea of the pub being the focus is threefold, really. Firstly, it is an indoor venue in itself, especially if it"s cold and / or raining outside. Secondly, it is assumed that the pub does FOOD, which is most important !! Thirdly, and very importantly, it will sell, in order of personal importance, A) Cider B)Un-oaked Chardonnay C)single malt whisky W) real ale X) lager, and Y & Z ) Campari and Babycham. And fourthly, of the threefold, it will have sinks and loos !! ( Not Rebecca, though ). So I guess that the , or a , pub , is fairly fundamental to the exercise !! But failing that, I would be quite happy with Supermarket Scrumpy, my own chemical loo ( just cleaned and serviced ! ) and somewhere for us Galley Slaves to do some cooking in ----- and a big tent for a session / sing-song. OK ???


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Polly Squeezebox
Date: 24 Mar 07 - 01:29 PM

Yes, I agree, Bubblyrat. I know we generate a good lot of warmth between us when we're together - especially when singing - but do need a few practical facilities. Let's hope MGAS has better luck than me and that The Trout might be an option.

Polly


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Mrs Scarecrow
Date: 24 Mar 07 - 02:33 PM

I like the idea of the trout and would get there if that turns out to be a possibility.
On thoughts of other Pubs that do camping the Flower pots at Cheriton in Hampshire brews its own (very good) beer but I dont know how music friendly it is and cant do much to check it out as I no longer live in that area.
I agree with MGAS it is the chance to see my friends that is what is important to me rather than going to a festival.
I may be corrected as I have not been but the impression I have been given by many of the Shropshire Musicians is that they would not really welcome a lot of singers at Preist Weston. It is true however that few would argue with Annie Lennox-Martin, and I suppose the more singers that were there the more singing there would be, but if there is a chance for us regular Miskinited to meet that would be my first choice
Ann


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: bubblyrat
Date: 24 Mar 07 - 04:23 PM

On Monday ,if not before, I shall contact the "PLOUGH ", in Long Wittenham . They are folk-friendly ( There is a folk club there ! ) and the pub has good facilities----two bars & two dining -rooms, from memory . Out the back, is a HUGE camping area, terraced, and running down to a Thames backwater ( weirstream ).Camper -vans might be a problem, ----I"m not sure. The lady who runs the folk-club is in an Appalachian side as well, but I can"t remember which one !!! Still, worth a try, I guess..


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 24 Mar 07 - 06:41 PM

You can organise a set of grottibottis from any one of a million plant hire companies in about 10 minutes flat.

Other than that, all you need is a convenient cold tap.

The army teaches how to "field-wash" (basically, straddle bucket and sponge down from hair to the bits you don't wnat to drink from) and it can be done on your knees in a little tent.

Vanners have showers, tee-hee. Or if they don't it proves that the need for a daily shower is but a recent invention.

Camping involves use of a camp-stove.

If you need chemicals, carry a bottle of whisky, or a lighter.

But please do get on to an announcement soon or I shall put plan "b" into operation (some might like that , of course) involving scamming my way onto the fringe of a festival.....


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 25 Mar 07 - 03:43 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: My guru always said
Date: 25 Mar 07 - 01:14 PM

Just back from the Trout which is no-go I'm afraid, Sorry! Will phone Parkend & chat with a few other people over the next few hours & report back here.

Pauline, thanks for checking with the 3 Magpies, sadly I get the feeling we're not going to get lucky with this. BUt lets not give up hope yet!


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: bubblyrat
Date: 25 Mar 07 - 02:31 PM

We tried contacting a commune, in a big country house near Cheltenham ( forgotten the name, senior moment !! ) , where they have a Real Ale festival, and where Anahata has played, but their camping-field is absolutely full with sheepen, at the moment !! There must be SOMEWHERE just crying out for us all to go there !!


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: bubblyrat
Date: 25 Mar 07 - 02:44 PM

I have spoken ,just now,with someone at the "Plough" , at Long Wittenham, near Abingdon, and have been asked to 'phone back for a discussion with the landlord tomorrow morning. There is a GLIMMER of hope, because they have given up camping PER SE, therefore the site is EMPTY at present---watch this space !!


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Richard Atkins
Date: 25 Mar 07 - 03:21 PM

Sorry, logged in under Richard, but it's me, MGAS.
Have checked the Forest of Dean possibility and I'm afraid that's a no-go, already totally full in pub & bunkhouse till Easter Monday. Must admit I'm beginning to think of alternatives for us personally unless anyone comes up with a good'un!

Thanks for all your help with this bubblyrat - do I know you? Where were you at Crediton??
Hil


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: bubblyrat
Date: 25 Mar 07 - 04:28 PM

Dear MGAS---- Annie and I were going to go to Crediton, but Annie is Quite poorly with Bronchiectasis ( Through inhaling Diesel fumes ), so wasn"t up to it. We are friends of Bill and Joan McKinnon, and regularly see them ( This last Tuesday, in fact ) at the Cross Keys in Wallingford. I was one of the 4 "chefs" at Miskin last year, --have been four or five years now.....Always wear a garish stripey jersey----I"m on first page (twice) of last year"s photos !! Always running around with bags of coal or logs for the fires !! You know me, I bet you do !! Been going to Sidmouth ,on and off,since 1965 !!


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Geordie-Peorgie
Date: 25 Mar 07 - 05:56 PM

Yo! Bubblyrat!

Give Annie my best - Me da' had bronchiectasis in the late 50's from workin' as a blacksmith in the shipyards (and smoking 40 tabs a day for aboot 50 years)


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: bubblyrat
Date: 26 Mar 07 - 04:40 AM

Hi there Geordie-Peorgie !! Thanks for the message----I"ll tell her in a minute !! Poor Annie----her daily life revolves around pain-killers, inhalers, and anti-biotics.She loves coming to folk-clubs, festivals & sessions with me, in fact she loves to sing, BUT--if somebody starts coughing & sneezing, or smoking, then we have to leave !! It"s a horrible condition-----2 years ago, she ended up in intensive care in a cystic fibrosis unit ! But she is soldiering on !!


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: bubblyrat
Date: 26 Mar 07 - 04:56 AM

Update on the "Plough" in Long Wittenham---
    I have spoken with the landlord this morning ( 0915) and he is very sympathetic . He has pointed out that normally, he would need several weeks in order to "set up " a weekend function, particularly where the possibility of more than two people playing and / or singing is involved ( !! )------it would be impossible for any pub, anywhere, to do something along the lines of what we might want,in such a short space of time, because of the bureaucracy involved . I guess I knew that anyway, as my Annie ,up until last year, worked at the British Institute of Inn-keeping !!! HOWEVER--- This landlord has been at the PLOUGH for 15 years, has a good relationship with his neighbours re- music, has a folk-club in the pub every week, and runs a folk-festival on the site every June !! Therefore, he is going to have a word with one of the licensing blokes later on today, as he is a regular at said pub !! So I shall sit here biting my nails for the next few hours, by the 'phone !!!


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Scooby Doo
Date: 26 Mar 07 - 05:13 AM

Good Luck Bubblyrat i am impressed what your all doing to still be together for Easter.Least you got a year of kitchen duties.


Scooby


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 26 Mar 07 - 05:14 AM

I don't understand this. Either he needs to give a TEN in which case I am sure the amount of notice is in statute or regulation and probably we are too late, or he doesn't, in which case we are OK.....


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: bubblyrat
Date: 26 Mar 07 - 06:35 AM

I don"t understand either, Richard, but we are talking about Easter, when,traditionally, miracles have been known to happen, so who knows ??


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: bubblyrat
Date: 26 Mar 07 - 07:14 AM

But not THIS Easter--- The landlord has 'phoned back, and the Beaurocrats have triumphed again !! Apart from the hassle with the music licence ( which is horrendous ! ) , the pub would HAVE to lay on chemical toilets, even though it is, being a campsite, already equipped with a chemical toilet-waste disposal point !! Bloody Jobsworths !!


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: bubblyrat
Date: 26 Mar 07 - 07:20 AM

A Beaurocrat ?? What the hell is that ?? A jobsworth Dandy ?? I meant Bureaucrats ( I think !! )


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 26 Mar 07 - 07:24 AM

Ah well. Sic Transit Gloria Mundi.


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: GUEST,vectis at work
Date: 26 Mar 07 - 07:55 AM

I am certain that if everyone that came chipped in to pay for the toilets it would only cost each of us a fiver or less.
I would be willing to pay even though I am lucky enough to have a caravan with its own loo.


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 26 Mar 07 - 08:13 AM

Oh, I'd assumed that that was already considered and ruled out for some reason......


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Fidjit
Date: 26 Mar 07 - 08:20 AM

Well I'm getting over my brochal attack. Thanks for all the kind regards.

Looks like you're all at a loss for the Easter weekend. Thought Skipy might have had the place for you. A Rugby Club.
Now you must be allowed to sing in a Rugby Club surely??

What will I be doing? Well the golf season is just around the corner. So I guess I'll be swinging a 7 iron and such. Walking in the sunshine and generally enjoying my health.

Enjoy your Easter everyone.

Chas


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: My guru always said
Date: 26 Mar 07 - 08:29 AM

vectis: have PM'd you!


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: GUEST,Bill McKinnon
Date: 26 Mar 07 - 10:16 AM

For info only. Tarrantella, who would have been your ceilidh band at Miskin, will be having an informal session during the afternoon of Good Friday as a nod to Miskin.
Anyone is welcome but it is only an afternoon session. There is no camping or accomodation etc.
The venue is :-
The New Inn
Fair Oak Lane
Stratfield Saye
Reading
Berks
RG7 2EH
Tel 01189 332 255.
This is our contribution to Andy and Jillie and all our Miskin chums.
Bill


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 26 Mar 07 - 10:28 AM

There's this do on at Easter as well, but you you may have to join their club to go:

http://www.folkgroup.org.uk/northwest/Meets-2006.htm


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 26 Mar 07 - 10:32 AM

sorry that's last years do's

here's this year

http://www.folkgroup.org.uk/northwest/Meets-2007.htm

13-18 Apr
Easter – AGM – 5 days – Tytherington High School - Use of hall for full meet
Macclesfield
118/SJ916747


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 26 Mar 07 - 10:43 AM

here's their homepage


http://www.folkgroup.org.uk/northwest/


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Andy Jackson
Date: 26 Mar 07 - 11:14 AM

Now you are all watching carefully can you give us a hand?
We need to contact Liz Crow and Fred Holpin.
Our infallible booking system fallibled at a rather crucial moment and we can't find their respective addresses.
If anyone knows them just ask them to drop us a line or email or carrier folkie or summat. Ta.
And most importantly make sure that they know that Miskin is not the place for fun this Easter.

Andy (anybody want a burger?)


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: MBSLynne
Date: 26 Mar 07 - 02:45 PM

I think we will probably stay home this Easter. The "Gazebo Mob" is having their own do but it can only be for a few cos of the probs of licensing. Some people are going to other already organized events. Whatever is arranged we won't get everyone together. I'll just have a quiet Easter at home looking forward to next year

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Sue the Borderer
Date: 26 Mar 07 - 05:31 PM

Several people have already responded to Andy with Liz Crow's details - and I'd already told her the sad news last Thursday - so no need to reply again!
Sue


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: North/South Annie
Date: 26 Mar 07 - 07:01 PM

Never mind Lynne, Joc O dreams & I will call in for coffee/tea & cheer you up, on Easter Tuesday on our way back from Barnsley.
HUGS Annie


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: MBSLynne
Date: 27 Mar 07 - 02:48 AM

Looking forward to it Annie!

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: GUEST,Cats
Date: 27 Mar 07 - 04:04 AM

I know it's no consolation but you are all very welcome to the Fox and Hounds in May. Just singers singing for a weekend with a Mudgather on the top of the Tor at the back on Sunday morning. We could have a 'not the Miskin' sing?


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: John J
Date: 27 Mar 07 - 04:45 AM

Where's the Fox & Hounds?

John


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: GUEST,Cats
Date: 27 Mar 07 - 05:54 AM

It's at Bridestowe on Dartmoor. 11,12,13 May. Very laid back. No guests, no concerts, no prima donnas just a weekend of people who want to sing. Held in the skittle alley of the pub with an Irish landlord who knows how to keep his beer. It's our 10th so we are having cake too.


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: MBSLynne
Date: 27 Mar 07 - 07:18 AM

Been wanting to get there for a couple of years Cats, but something else always prevents. I'd already thought that it would be good this year with no Miskin.

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Andy Jackson
Date: 27 Mar 07 - 07:23 AM

Oh Lynne, what a brilliant thought, you and yours would love the Fox and Hounds. Start planning now cos it's a fair old trip.from up there where it snows all the time. Tee Hee

Andy


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Andy Jackson
Date: 27 Mar 07 - 07:27 AM

While I'm chatting, hows this for a thought.
There seem to be several small gatherings planned due to the TEMPORARY loss of service in the Miskin department. How about we agree on a time during the weekend when we can all share a "Miskin Moment" wherever we are. My starting bid is 9-30 Sunday evening, we should all be in a pub or session or similar about then. I will have difficulty not thinking about you all for the entire weekend but you know what I mean.

Andy


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Scooby Doo
Date: 27 Mar 07 - 07:50 AM

Andy,
What a brilliant idea.I be back from my holiday too on the Sunday.
Scooby


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: North/South Annie
Date: 27 Mar 07 - 08:30 AM

Aye all reight then Andy, Jim and i will share Miskin Moment wi yer - we'll toast wi a pint wi a head on it 'cos thats how they pull em in Barnsley tha knows!

Annie (practising Barnsley speak 'cos it seems like I haven't bin back there for donkeys years)


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Mick Tems
Date: 27 Mar 07 - 09:30 AM

A very belated hugs and support to Andy and Jillie. You know we can't be there because of the Ireland dance trip, but we'll remember you at a Miskin Moment - 9.30pm on Sunday evening it is, whether we will be in Schull, Ballydehob or even dear old Skibbereen.

Just a thought - does the temporary loss of service at Miskin have repercussions to the programme at Llantrisant Folk Club? How about your Showcase, Hils? We've been looking forward to that one!


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Andy Jackson
Date: 27 Mar 07 - 09:38 AM

I thnk I can answer for Hils here to put Dr Price out of his torment.
Hils showcase goes ahead as planned. See you there.
Andy


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Mick Tems
Date: 27 Mar 07 - 10:01 AM

Good-oh!


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: My guru always said
Date: 27 Mar 07 - 10:25 AM

Thanks for asking Mick & thanks too for replying Andy! Yes, will be at Llantrisant for Dame Patti's birthday celebrations! Am really looking forward to crossing the border, even if it is a short visit this year. Unfortunately won't be able to get to Newport on the Thursday to hear Vicki & Trefor, lots to do back at the Cottage *grin*

Life is chaos here at the moment, but have got lots of lovely songs dusted off & ready to sing out. Not sure what type of songs the Folks at Llantrisant would prefer, but have a goodly selection of story-songs, ballads, sad songs, funny songs and rousing choruses. Let me know if you'd like a particular song & I'll trawl my memory for it!


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Scooby Doo
Date: 27 Mar 07 - 10:56 AM

Hils,
Sorry i wont be with you i am off to Bonnie Scotland on Saturday for 8 days.I will be thinking off you all with Pattie's Birthday too.


Scooby.


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Cats
Date: 27 Mar 07 - 12:52 PM

We'll raise a glass or two as well. We will be in Belfast or thereabouts so I am sure we will be able to find something vaguely alcoholic...... and some music.....
All welcome at F&H. We've decided to have a 'Special Hugs For Jillie and Andy session' so start queueing now.... It starts of Friday night and ends on Sunday afternoon with the exception of the eating of the birthday cake...


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: GUEST,THE WILSON
Date: 27 Mar 07 - 01:28 PM

they cant stop miskin thats not fare i may be a little girl but i have my fellings
laws suc
i see jan the van and here cats and have a cup of tea and a bickie with her
i was cryingg becaise i wont see maddie and shady lady!
but what if it dosnt come back next year?

im soooooo upset i have to find a different place to go but i promise i will come as soon as it comes back on!
its the best festival ever and you cant beat it so dont forget!

lizzie wilson


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Geordie-Peorgie
Date: 27 Mar 07 - 01:39 PM

Aah'll tell ye summat North/South Annie!

If you're owt like me ye wivvent need te practice - Aah've own'y got te be with another Geordie for aboot five minutes and aah start te taalk like what aah write!

Aah met Geordie Heslop for the forst time last Sta'day neet and within half an hoor aah wez taalkin' geordie like a native - A native o' Middlesboro' mind, but a native aall the same).


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: MBSLynne
Date: 27 Mar 07 - 02:40 PM

You're on Andy...we shall raise a glass of something or other at 9.30 Easter Sunday evening and toast the future of Miskin and have a shared Miskin Moment with you all.

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: ShadyLady
Date: 27 Mar 07 - 02:44 PM

You might see me lizzie! i have a cunning plan forming in my head. Mwahahahahaha!
anyway, i will miss everyone this year, including the lacing!
missing everybody, Shady


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: North/South Annie
Date: 27 Mar 07 - 02:50 PM

Georgie Porgie - Ee by gum I know what yer mean - my kids are allas saying things like 'Mum why do you talk funny when Nanna's on the phone?'   Anyway congrats to you and Shirl on your silver wed celebrations - sad about Miskin, but I'm sure you'll find some other way to celebrate you old romantic you!

Annie


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Geordie-Peorgie
Date: 27 Mar 07 - 07:08 PM

Funny ye should say that aboot findin' another way to celebrate.

My buddy drives a miniature steam train and he's asked her to be a guard on Easter Saturday and she's accepted

Her Da' was a railwayman and she's aalwez had a tender behind!!

We're prob'ly ganna meet up with The Barden and The Lovely Jan as they celebrate 29 years wed on Easter Sunday.

Our actual Silver (on Friday) will probably be us gannin' oot for a meal with friends.

But wait till Miskin 2008 - It's a leap year and we'll be deein' the biz on Easter Sunday


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Geordie-Peorgie
Date: 27 Mar 07 - 07:11 PM

And...... Aah'm not really aall that romantic, ye knaah! Aah just love her te bits fo' purrin up with uz and me stupid ways for so lang.

Aah also like a quiet life.....

me mates think aah'm daft but aah get oot with the lads mair often than they dee!

Speculate to accumulate - or some such twaddle


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Richard Atkins
Date: 27 Mar 07 - 09:03 PM

Miskin Man . Hope there are many Miskinite Gathers over Easter to return to the Hub next year. Glasses will be raised by all at the said time to Andy and Jilly


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: My guru always said
Date: 27 Mar 07 - 10:45 PM

And here's 100! (my first)


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: MBSLynne
Date: 28 Mar 07 - 02:46 AM

My goodness Hils! A deflowered virgin??

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Sue the Borderer
Date: 03 Apr 07 - 05:49 AM

Another gathering for 'displaced Miskinites'!
We couldn't let a new tradition die, so on Friday evening I'm having a bit of a do where - in the words of Sydney Carter's song, Lord of the Dance - we shall 'dance on the Friday when the sky turned black'.

Anyone in & around North Devon is welcome to come and join us. I live about 10 miles west of Bideford and you'd need to be here before 8.0pm. A bit of border morris to join in with, then sing and play the night away. Bring & share etc. Some floor space available!

Anyone interested, PM me. You would definitely need directions to find me!

Sue


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Seaking
Date: 03 Apr 07 - 09:57 AM

I shall raise my glass of strictly non-alcohol beverage with you and share the tingle moment with you also.

Chris

(who's just sold his house after eight long months of frustration and had offer on new house accepted this morning - sorry not intending thread creep but slightly relevant as instead of packing tent for Miskin am now packing contents of house instead..)


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Sue the Borderer
Date: 07 Apr 07 - 12:50 PM

We did it. In order to maintain a Miskin tradition, we 'danced on the Friday when the sky turned black' - and a wonderful dark moonlit night it was too.
About 20 of us met at 'Not-Miskin in North Devon' and, in the same way as other morris traditions are said to dance in order to encourage the crops to grow, we danced for the return of 'Miskin at Easter' in 2008.
MiskinMan, thank you for arranging such glorious weather for us. I hope you can manage the same for 2008!

Sue


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: ConcertinaChap
Date: 08 Apr 07 - 07:22 AM

Thanks Sue, in lieu of the Real Thing that was a cracking way to spend an evening (and indeed the following morning). And if the Morris has any power at all (and we all know it *does*) Miskin will be back next year, no worries!

Chris


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Fidjit
Date: 08 Apr 07 - 01:38 PM

Trust you had a good night at Llantristant Hils. Great crowd there.

Hope you're all enjoying your Easter eggs and cheeses. Just to let you know I've been on the golf course for the past couple of days. Swing still not working quite as I would like, but it's early in the season. my condition is geting better though.
Now this evening it's just started to snow! Bugger

Back to the sofa to watch the Masters. Justin Rose is doing good.

All the best

Chas


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Scooby Doo
Date: 08 Apr 07 - 01:54 PM

Will we still raise our glasses at 9.30 to Andy and Jillie and all our friendsfrom Miskin.
I brought some tidy scotch back from the Highlands yesterday so i will be using one of them.



Scooby.


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: MBSLynne
Date: 08 Apr 07 - 03:54 PM

Snow???? Where on earth are you? It's lovely and mild here...been a beautiful warm, sunny day and it's now a gorgeous evening. Not cold at all. Dare I say it....true Miskin weather!

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Dame Pattie Smith EPNS
Date: 08 Apr 07 - 04:40 PM

I spent Easter cleaning out my garden sheds and my cellar! Not quite what I`m used to doing at this time of year but I made good use of the time. I`ve spent all week celebrating my birthday and just had a little rest from it before I start again tomorrow! Happy Easter everyone see you at Miskin next year. X


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Hawker
Date: 08 Apr 07 - 08:10 PM

Well we danced on the friday with Sue, then we had a Pub session in The Tree Inn at Stratton on Saturday, today we have had a barbecue and session / sing and tomorrow we are out with the morris (Trigg), so we have had a semi miskin time. We watched a video I compiled for Andy (wot he hasnt got yet) at 9.30, of Last years festival, with music soundtrack provided by guests who were there and raised a glass, had a photo taken of the event and recorded a video clip of the 'Missing Miskin' song we composed on the way back to the car on Saturday night!"
When i have recovered on Tuesday I will get them where you can all go look!
Cheers, Lucy


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 09 Apr 07 - 09:55 AM

Well, I went to the fringe at Fareham and Gosport, (not the concerts) and it was not in the same ball-park. Very little song, and a huge amount of diddling and humpty.


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: ConcertinaChap
Date: 09 Apr 07 - 01:51 PM

> diddling and humpty

Que?

Chris


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 09 Apr 07 - 01:57 PM

"diddly" = Irish tunes in the modern style, ie "how fast can the fiddles and banjos and whistles play them?"

"humpty" = English, mostly Morris dance tunes, played with button melodeons and anglo and english "threepenny bit" shaped concertinas, (and some fiddles) all of which performances bear an uncanny resemblance to "Nelly the Elephant".


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 10 Apr 07 - 11:17 AM

Hope y'all managed to find alternative frivolities over the weekend.


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: ConcertinaChap
Date: 10 Apr 07 - 04:39 PM

> "diddly" = Irish tunes in the modern style,
> ie "how fast can the fiddles and banjos and whistles play them?"

> "humpty" = English, mostly Morris dance tunes,
> played with button melodeons and anglo and english
> "threepenny bit" shaped concertinas, (and some fiddles)
> all of which performances bear an uncanny resemblance
> to "Nelly the Elephant".

Ah well, the first ain't nuffin' to do wiv me, guv, but I guess I'll have to own up to the latter at Sue's.

Chris


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: GUEST,Mr. Humpty
Date: 11 Apr 07 - 07:54 AM

I too tried the bar session at F&G.

The diddly wasn't toooooo diddly, the humpty was great, but agreed the venue not very conducive to song.

We even played a few other types of things, bit of American, bit of Playford ...


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: bubblyrat
Date: 11 Apr 07 - 08:30 AM

I stood alongside Concertina Chap at Sue's memorable, if somewhat remote ( ! ) Good Friday Night, moonlit, al fresco, terpsichorean extravaganza , and I thought that we were JOLLY GOOD, and not at all " humpty "----Why not ask Sue herself ??


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 11 Apr 07 - 09:50 AM

The diddles in the hotel, as distinct from the concert hall, bar diddled molto furioso, although I think I heard two slow airs.


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Sue the Borderer
Date: 11 Apr 07 - 07:50 PM

Yes, Bubblyrat and Concertina Chap, I thought you - and all the rest of the 'Hosepipe Banned' - were just brilliant.
As for Humpty Dumpty and Nellie the Elephant..... I don't think they managed to find us at all - but all the lambs in the next field still haven't stopped dancing.

Sue


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: My guru always said
Date: 14 Apr 07 - 05:59 PM

Well I had a Fab (if exhausting) time in good company & raised a tankard to Miskin at the appropriate time with as many others as could assemble at short notice. Looking forward to Miskin 2008!!!


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Richard Atkins
Date: 14 Apr 07 - 07:14 PM

So did I Guru. Built the loos and got Beer! Hope all other Miskinite Gathers worked well. Heres to Miskin 2008


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Eye Lander
Date: 15 Apr 07 - 04:16 AM

Thanks and love to you all for thinking of Miskin.

Jillie x


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: MBSLynne
Date: 15 Apr 07 - 06:05 AM

Because I haven't been this year and because we didn't go anywhere Easter weekend, I still keep looking forward to it, then realising it's not there! Boohoo!

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Geordie-Peorgie
Date: 15 Apr 07 - 06:11 AM

Hey-up MGAS!

Glad te see ye back on line!

Me and The Lovely Shirl had a smashin' time at your 'gather' and were sorry to have to leave so early.

However, the Isle of Wight wez a real holiday and now we need a rest te get ower it!

Once again, thanks forra fablious day and love to Richard.

Here's te Miskin 2008 - See yez aall there


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: bubblyrat
Date: 15 Apr 07 - 12:25 PM

Please, Miskinites, ---have a look at the thread that I have just posted regarding the Bude Folk Festival !! Thanks !!


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Cats
Date: 15 Apr 07 - 04:06 PM

We were in a session in a bar in Belfast. Drank the guiness to the festival.


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: vectis
Date: 15 Apr 07 - 06:38 PM

Had a wonderful weekend with friends. Thanks Richard and MGAS for all your hard work.


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Richard Atkins
Date: 16 Apr 07 - 07:34 PM

It was wondeful to see freinds enjoy our home and it worked. Borrowed Miskinites this year, may we all return to the fold in 2008


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Hawker
Date: 17 Apr 07 - 04:18 PM

Well here are some photos of what we got up to instead of Miskin at our mini gathering in North Cornwall and just over the border in Devon.
Cut and paste please, otherwise I will have to look upo how to do blue clickies!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/45752049@N00/
Cheers, Lucy


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Sue the Borderer
Date: 17 Apr 07 - 05:51 PM

Sorry, Lucy! I tried cut & past and I tried typing it in but still couldn't it.
Sue


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Hawker
Date: 17 Apr 07 - 05:57 PM

I have just tired, Copy the link, paste it at the top and press go!
Have sent you a link to click on!


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Hawker
Date: 17 Apr 07 - 06:00 PM

Try this:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/45752049@N00/
Cheers, Lucy


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Jock O' Dreams
Date: 17 Apr 07 - 06:00 PM

Worked OK for me! Some really cracking photo's especially the Nude one!! There that should get them visiting the site in their thousands!

                Cheers,
                         Jim


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 17 Apr 07 - 06:04 PM

If (Heaven forfend) Miskin is not back next year, who might we visit in retribution?


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Richard Atkins
Date: 17 Apr 07 - 08:19 PM

Lucy brill photos of your non Miskin Gather ,ours to follow ! May Andy have grief sorting them all !!!


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Fidjit
Date: 18 Apr 07 - 03:49 AM

P'raps that should read, "The BUDE one"

Nice one of the beach at Bude

Chas


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 18 Apr 07 - 03:57 AM

Don Thompson - I agree.


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 18 Apr 07 - 02:15 PM

With what, Richard?

I don't semm to have posted here.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Richard Atkins
Date: 18 Apr 07 - 07:25 PM

zzz


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Dave Earl
Date: 19 Apr 07 - 05:19 AM

Quite right Richard.

More zzzzz from me

Dave


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Dave Earl
Date: 19 Apr 07 - 09:27 AM

i wonder how long this contribution from himself will stay in the thread.

The posting of earlier today disappeared remarkably quickly.

Dave


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 19 Apr 07 - 09:32 AM

Useless at taking hints.


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 19 Apr 07 - 10:08 AM

Curious. Busy gnomes or elves. Cryptically, but so as to give you a clue, let me say that urgent peripetation in Sidmouth will not be necessary to avoid nausea or digestive distress, if you get my drift.....

Shall I go zzzz now too?


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: GUEST,Seaking
Date: 19 Apr 07 - 03:53 PM

This has become very cryptic all of a sudden. Have I missed something or is the sea air starting to get to me ?

Chris


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 19 Apr 07 - 03:57 PM

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzZZZzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzz


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Richard Atkins
Date: 19 Apr 07 - 08:19 PM

Brill zzz


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: My guru always said
Date: 20 Apr 07 - 05:26 AM

It's definitely the sea air Chris *grin* Just a case of having seen a post before it disappeared. Nothing to worry about, just a bit of good housekeeping!


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 20 Apr 07 - 05:58 AM

"Here he comes to save the day...."

Such a long breath, should have been a diver.


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 20 Apr 07 - 07:05 AM

It's beginning to look like harassment and personal prejudice on Shambles part, rather than a freedom of information crusade.
Giok


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 20 Apr 07 - 07:15 AM

Told you that days ago. Now it's just becoming more obvious.


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 20 Apr 07 - 07:45 AM

Now of course we have to be careful what we say here, or we will all be banished to alpha centauri, along with our messages and posts....


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Subject: RE: Instead of Miskin 2007?
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 20 Apr 07 - 03:06 PM

Guys, we just need to choose a more appropriate place to discuss it.

We've been asked to keep it off this thread. Let's do that.

Don T.


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