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10th Saddleworth Festival, 2007

VIN 04 Jan 07 - 07:37 AM
GUEST,John Robinson 04 Jan 07 - 12:01 PM
Alio 28 Jun 07 - 04:25 PM
Willa 28 Jun 07 - 04:58 PM
nutty 28 Jun 07 - 06:09 PM
muppitz 28 Jun 07 - 07:23 PM
Mr Sooz 29 Jun 07 - 02:26 AM
Raggytash 29 Jun 07 - 03:46 AM
MBSLynne 29 Jun 07 - 04:11 AM
GUEST 29 Jun 07 - 08:29 AM
GUEST 29 Jun 07 - 08:37 AM
Vin2 29 Jun 07 - 09:31 AM
Alio 29 Jun 07 - 04:47 PM
MBSLynne 29 Jun 07 - 05:04 PM
Raggytash 30 Jun 07 - 03:00 AM
Raggytash 30 Jun 07 - 06:45 AM
Alio 30 Jun 07 - 02:06 PM
Alio 30 Jun 07 - 04:31 PM
Mr Sooz 01 Jul 07 - 04:09 AM
selby 01 Jul 07 - 05:17 AM
MoorleyMan 01 Jul 07 - 10:33 AM
Willa 01 Jul 07 - 03:22 PM
Alio 01 Jul 07 - 07:45 PM
GUEST,old git 02 Jul 07 - 05:05 AM
nutty 02 Jul 07 - 05:52 PM
Alio 02 Jul 07 - 07:38 PM
Mr Happy 03 Jul 07 - 10:32 AM
Alio 03 Jul 07 - 12:20 PM
Vin2 03 Jul 07 - 12:45 PM
Linda Kelly 03 Jul 07 - 04:47 PM
Alio 03 Jul 07 - 05:17 PM
Alio 04 Jul 07 - 06:15 PM
Soldier boy 06 Jul 07 - 07:00 AM
Alio 06 Jul 07 - 06:46 PM
Soldier boy 06 Jul 07 - 09:37 PM
Alio 07 Jul 07 - 07:44 PM
Vin2 09 Jul 07 - 01:37 PM
Folkiedave 09 Jul 07 - 02:31 PM
wiggy 09 Jul 07 - 03:11 PM
Pistachio 09 Jul 07 - 03:55 PM
Mrs.Duck 09 Jul 07 - 04:00 PM
Alio 09 Jul 07 - 04:32 PM
John Routledge 09 Jul 07 - 04:38 PM
Alio 09 Jul 07 - 05:42 PM
r.padgett 09 Jul 07 - 07:05 PM
Geoff the Duck 09 Jul 07 - 07:09 PM
Folkiedave 09 Jul 07 - 07:37 PM
GUEST,Penny Black 09 Jul 07 - 08:25 PM
Alio 10 Jul 07 - 05:12 AM
GUEST,padgett 10 Jul 07 - 05:20 AM
Raggytash 10 Jul 07 - 12:11 PM
GUEST,guest Selby 10 Jul 07 - 01:29 PM
Alio 10 Jul 07 - 02:27 PM
Linda Kelly 10 Jul 07 - 03:01 PM
Raggytash 10 Jul 07 - 03:07 PM
nutty 10 Jul 07 - 03:37 PM
r.padgett 10 Jul 07 - 04:40 PM
Alio 11 Jul 07 - 03:49 PM
Folkiedave 11 Jul 07 - 05:40 PM
nutty 12 Jul 07 - 06:35 PM
r.padgett 13 Jul 07 - 08:35 AM
Alio 14 Jul 07 - 05:11 AM
r.padgett 14 Jul 07 - 11:53 AM
Linda Kelly 14 Jul 07 - 03:28 PM
Mr Happy 15 Jul 07 - 11:39 AM
Alio 15 Jul 07 - 05:48 PM
Linda Kelly 15 Jul 07 - 05:53 PM
8_Pints 15 Jul 07 - 06:14 PM
Soldier boy 15 Jul 07 - 10:18 PM
Soldier boy 15 Jul 07 - 10:36 PM
ossonflags 16 Jul 07 - 12:32 AM
Mr Happy 16 Jul 07 - 02:30 AM
Alio 16 Jul 07 - 04:05 AM
Mr Happy 16 Jul 07 - 04:51 AM
GUEST,padgett 16 Jul 07 - 06:16 AM
Vin2 16 Jul 07 - 08:32 AM
8_Pints 16 Jul 07 - 10:54 AM
Tim theTwangler 16 Jul 07 - 11:37 AM
nutty 16 Jul 07 - 12:44 PM
Mrs.Duck 16 Jul 07 - 01:00 PM
nutty 16 Jul 07 - 01:58 PM
Alio 16 Jul 07 - 04:16 PM
Tim theTwangler 16 Jul 07 - 04:21 PM
Linda Kelly 16 Jul 07 - 04:44 PM
Linda Kelly 16 Jul 07 - 06:25 PM
alanww 16 Jul 07 - 07:22 PM
Tim theTwangler 17 Jul 07 - 07:06 AM
Mr Happy 17 Jul 07 - 07:15 AM
GUEST,Sooz(hard at work) 17 Jul 07 - 07:21 AM
r.padgett 17 Jul 07 - 07:38 AM
r.padgett 17 Jul 07 - 07:40 AM
Soldier boy 17 Jul 07 - 11:00 AM
Tim theTwangler 17 Jul 07 - 02:34 PM
Linda Kelly 17 Jul 07 - 02:51 PM
Folkiedave 17 Jul 07 - 03:10 PM
Mrs.Duck 17 Jul 07 - 03:23 PM
8_Pints 17 Jul 07 - 04:05 PM
Alio 17 Jul 07 - 04:28 PM
nutty 17 Jul 07 - 06:18 PM
Alio 17 Jul 07 - 06:51 PM
8_Pints 17 Jul 07 - 09:27 PM
Soldier boy 17 Jul 07 - 09:57 PM
Alio 18 Jul 07 - 04:18 AM
Carol 18 Jul 07 - 04:52 AM
LesB 18 Jul 07 - 04:58 AM
GUEST,Bruce Michael Baillie 18 Jul 07 - 06:24 AM
Mr Happy 18 Jul 07 - 07:11 AM
GUEST 18 Jul 07 - 08:19 AM
Vin2 18 Jul 07 - 08:54 AM
8_Pints 18 Jul 07 - 10:10 AM
Geoff the Duck 18 Jul 07 - 11:09 AM
r.padgett 18 Jul 07 - 11:10 AM
Geoff the Duck 18 Jul 07 - 11:26 AM
8_Pints 18 Jul 07 - 11:57 AM
Cindy 18 Jul 07 - 02:27 PM
Alio 18 Jul 07 - 04:43 PM
Soldier boy 18 Jul 07 - 09:23 PM
Alio 19 Jul 07 - 04:04 AM
Pistachio 19 Jul 07 - 08:13 AM
8_Pints 19 Jul 07 - 09:40 AM
Alio 19 Jul 07 - 11:03 AM
Raggytash 19 Jul 07 - 11:28 AM
Alio 19 Jul 07 - 01:47 PM
nutty 19 Jul 07 - 02:36 PM
Linda Kelly 19 Jul 07 - 03:56 PM
Mrs.Duck 20 Jul 07 - 07:00 AM
Mr Happy 20 Jul 07 - 08:30 AM
Alio 20 Jul 07 - 07:48 PM
alanww 21 Jul 07 - 08:05 AM
Mrs.Duck 22 Jul 07 - 05:17 PM
Barb'ry 22 Jul 07 - 06:47 PM
Soldier boy 22 Jul 07 - 08:18 PM
Red and White Rabbit 23 Jul 07 - 03:01 AM
Mrs.Duck 23 Jul 07 - 07:23 AM
Goldengob 23 Jul 07 - 07:59 AM
Lenny's mum 23 Jul 07 - 08:08 AM
8_Pints 23 Jul 07 - 08:24 AM
Mr Happy 23 Jul 07 - 09:35 AM
r.padgett 23 Jul 07 - 09:48 AM
The Villan 23 Jul 07 - 09:59 AM
nutty 23 Jul 07 - 10:01 AM
GUEST,MC Fat 23 Jul 07 - 10:57 AM
Alio 23 Jul 07 - 01:03 PM
SiobhanN 23 Jul 07 - 01:13 PM
Pistachio 23 Jul 07 - 03:30 PM
Linda Kelly 23 Jul 07 - 04:38 PM
Alio 23 Jul 07 - 06:22 PM
GUEST,old git 23 Jul 07 - 06:42 PM
MoorleyMan 23 Jul 07 - 06:46 PM
GUEST 24 Jul 07 - 06:17 AM
muppitz 24 Jul 07 - 07:56 AM
treaties1 24 Jul 07 - 08:01 AM
Alio 25 Jul 07 - 10:43 AM
Vin2 25 Jul 07 - 10:43 AM
LesB 25 Jul 07 - 01:09 PM
Alio 25 Jul 07 - 01:29 PM
Baggins 360 25 Jul 07 - 03:45 PM
SiobhanN 25 Jul 07 - 04:49 PM
Baggins 360 25 Jul 07 - 05:22 PM
folk1e 26 Jul 07 - 03:43 PM
GUEST,Bruce Michael Baillie 27 Jul 07 - 01:11 AM
r.padgett 27 Jul 07 - 02:06 AM
Alio 28 Jul 07 - 07:08 PM
SiobhanN 29 Jul 07 - 04:09 PM
GUEST,Mad Jock 29 Jul 07 - 05:50 PM
Alio 29 Jul 07 - 05:56 PM
Mr Happy 30 Jul 07 - 05:03 AM
GUEST,old git 30 Jul 07 - 06:52 AM
GUEST 30 Jul 07 - 06:46 PM
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rinso 31 Jul 07 - 09:19 AM
Alio 31 Jul 07 - 11:45 AM
Vin2 01 Aug 07 - 08:16 AM
GUEST,old git 01 Aug 07 - 11:25 AM
Alio 02 Aug 07 - 03:55 AM
SiobhanN 02 Aug 07 - 09:34 AM
GUEST 03 Aug 07 - 06:29 AM
Vin2 03 Aug 07 - 06:41 AM
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Subject: Saddleworth Festival
From: VIN
Date: 04 Jan 07 - 07:37 AM

Bit early i know but looking at the SAFRA website it looks a fab line-up for the 10th Saddleworth Folk Festival in July, take a look! 10 years - hard to beleive eh?


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: GUEST,John Robinson
Date: 04 Jan 07 - 12:01 PM

http://www.safra.org.uk/


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Subject: 10th Saddleworth
From: Alio
Date: 28 Jun 07 - 04:25 PM

Anyone coming to Saddleworth this year? It's my last one, so I made sure that there were going to be loads and loads of singers! Waterson Carthy, Wilsons, Strawhead, Dave Webber and Anni Fentiman, Bill Whaley and Dave Fletcher, Jez Lowe, Muldoon's Picnic, Scolds Bridle, Hissyfit, Bryony - to mention just a few!!!

And we'll have a Festival CD on sale to celebrate - with local artists on, besides the big names (the ones I've already mentioned plus Eric Bogle, Show of Hands, John Tams, John Wright, Roy Bailey, Kerfuffle and Clive Gregson). It's a double CD for just £10, so not too bad I think?

Please come along and help me celebrate my last year - I'll be the one crying into my Jamieson's!!!

Ali


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Willa
Date: 28 Jun 07 - 04:58 PM

Never made it yet but I have heard so much about how good it is that I'll be trying my best to get there this year. Particularly like that Hissyfit outfit!


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: nutty
Date: 28 Jun 07 - 06:09 PM

I'll definitely be there this year, Ali.


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: muppitz
Date: 28 Jun 07 - 07:23 PM

As far as I'm aware I'm a Moor & Coast bitch again so I'll be there!

muppitz
x


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Mr Sooz
Date: 29 Jun 07 - 02:26 AM

We'll be there.


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Raggytash
Date: 29 Jun 07 - 03:46 AM

Just a thought ........ when is it, where is it, how much is it, a link to your wonderful web site might be an idea!


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: MBSLynne
Date: 29 Jun 07 - 04:11 AM

10th Saddleworth? I'm sure I went to Saddleworth in the mid 1980s.

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Jun 07 - 08:29 AM

Yep, got me ticket. Should be a really fab 10th anniversary. I've only missed one and can reccomend the event to anyone - the web site is www.safra.or.uk. Won't be with me old mate Jim Riley (another regular)this year as he was sadly killed in an accident recently so i'll personally dedicate this year's bash to him (rip).

Sorry it's your last year Ali - presume you mean in an official capacity (hope you're still going to grace us with your presence in the future).

Lets all put a request in with the 'creator of the universe and all things as we know it' for sunny weather.

Sithee all there mateys,

Vin


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Jun 07 - 08:37 AM

Sorry the web address is www.safra.org.uk and having a few probs with my membership at the mo which is why i'm showing a GUEST - doh!

Vin


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Vin2
Date: 29 Jun 07 - 09:31 AM

P.P.S The cd's a grand idea tooo - not b4 time in my 'umble opinion! Couple of names i'd lurv to see performing at future festivals....Ian Reynolds & friends (plays at the Oddfellows in Middleton on Monday nights), Des Friel, James Yorkston, Tom Baxter.


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Alio
Date: 29 Jun 07 - 04:47 PM

Thanks Nick - Saddleworth is on the edge of Yorkshire (although others disagree, which is why we have a Wars of the Roses!) It's half way between Oldham and Huddersfield, on the Pennines - very beautiful area. And the weekend is July 20th - 22nd.

You definitely didn't come to the festival in the mid 80's Lynne - I've been involved since the 1st one, which was in 1998.

Vin2 - you'll have to speak to some of the committee over the weekend. See you all then,
Ali


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: MBSLynne
Date: 29 Jun 07 - 05:04 PM

It's not the same as Saddleworth rush carting then? That's what I went to. Would have been 1984 I think.

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Raggytash
Date: 30 Jun 07 - 03:00 AM

http://www.safra.org.uk


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Raggytash
Date: 30 Jun 07 - 06:45 AM

http://safra.org.uk

Hopefully this one will work


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Alio
Date: 30 Jun 07 - 02:06 PM

No Lynne - that's a fantastic weekend at the end of August, but just the rushcart and dancers - nothing to do with the folk festival. Some of the local teams do dance for us as well.
Ali


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Alio
Date: 30 Jun 07 - 04:31 PM

I'd love to hear what Mudcatters think about a problem we've never resolved in Saddleworth - do we put the programme of events on the website or not?

I'd really like to, as I do check other festival websites, but some of the committee are worried that it could reduce sales of the Festival Programme, which is potentially a source of income.

Would you buy a Programme if you already knew what was going to happen over the weekend, or not?

Ali


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Mr Sooz
Date: 01 Jul 07 - 04:09 AM

Yes


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: selby
Date: 01 Jul 07 - 05:17 AM

Yes in our case it made our mind up about going to Warwick as who we wanted to see was not on on the Sunday night when we would be returning home.Also Beverley we made plans knowing when Bellowhead where on. I think people who buy programmes buy them any way, knowing it supports the festival.
Keith


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 01 Jul 07 - 10:33 AM

Yes Alio I definitely think you should put the programme on the website.

Most other festivals with any cred do, and (I hear reliably) this does little if anything to the detriment of programme sales.
I always buy a programme, whether I already have the content of the all-important "middle pages" in advance or not. Yes Keith is absolutely right, most folkies will buy a programme to support the festival and as a souvenir, also to get all that extra information such as maps, local adverts and biog details that don't appear on the website in most cases.
The big bonus point though is that folks can make plans based on more accurate programme information from the website, they can be sure of coming on the right day/evening to see specific artistes or participate in a specific workshop or singaround (how infuriating are the sites that just say "plus workshops, singarounds, sessions" then when you arrive you've just missed one...).
If I'm travelling a longer distance, I really do need to know whether planning to arrive in a strange town at - say - midday on the Saturday will mean I miss a vital event or whether the local streets would be closed for a parade etc etc. And on a Friday, whether events start up from midday or from 7 pm...

But probably most important, the festivals concerned end up getting more revenue from those folks who are pre-informed, who will then come and enjoy with confidence and then next year perhaps decide to buy a whole weekend ticket because they were so impressed with the festival and its user-friendly publicity and attitude this year...

So - go for it, Alio!


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Willa
Date: 01 Jul 07 - 03:22 PM

I always buy a programme and since sometimes I can only make a day visit it's a great help if I know which day's events are the most to my taste. I had a packed day at a recent festival because I was able to get there in time for a morning w/shop - would have missed a couple of enjoyable events had I waited until I got there.


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Alio
Date: 01 Jul 07 - 07:45 PM

I was already convinced, but now you've made these commnents, I'll take it back to our webmaster! More power to my elbow now!

Ali


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: GUEST,old git
Date: 02 Jul 07 - 05:05 AM

I fully endorse Moorleyman's comments


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: nutty
Date: 02 Jul 07 - 05:52 PM

Saw Muldoon's Picnic at FOUR FOOLS FESTIVAL and now have another reason for not missing Saddleworth this year.

Ali - I agree that its useful to know in advance what will happen and when,. I buy a programme for details of performers and other info as well as for times of events etc.


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Alio
Date: 02 Jul 07 - 07:38 PM

Thanks all of you. I'm really looking forward to seeing Muldoon's Picnic again too Hazel - they were fantastic at Fylde last year. It's great to see young singers perform.
Ali


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Mr Happy
Date: 03 Jul 07 - 10:32 AM

How's condition of the campsite? - Any flood problems?


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Alio
Date: 03 Jul 07 - 12:20 PM

It's fine - just wet at the moment. Heopfully there'll be plenty of time for it to dry out - it gets waterlogged very quickly, but then dries out just as quickly.
What are you trying to say anyway? You know it's always sunny here in God's country!!!
Ali


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Vin2
Date: 03 Jul 07 - 12:45 PM

I've usually send extra dosh with the ticket money for an advance copy of the programme so i can plan ahead (hasn't arrived yet tho - no worries) so putting the programme on the web is an excellent idea and i'd still buy the programme (promise!)for the news and to collect. They may be worth a fortune on bargain hunt in years to come!


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 03 Jul 07 - 04:47 PM

I insist of the campsite being waterlogged as I am now conditioned to living in sodden conditions-have my own bucket and webbed feet.


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Alio
Date: 03 Jul 07 - 05:17 PM

I'll put an order in for your section of the campsite Linda! Can't wait to see you both again.

Ali


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Alio
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 06:15 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Soldier boy
Date: 06 Jul 07 - 07:00 AM

This is a Great festival. I recommend it to everyone. I'll be there.


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Alio
Date: 06 Jul 07 - 06:46 PM

Cheers Soldier Boy - see you in the Festival Office. I'll be the one selling the Festiaal CD's probably! Geoff's picking them up tonight.

Ali


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Soldier boy
Date: 06 Jul 07 - 09:37 PM

Thanks Alio.
What I really like about the Saddleworth Folk Festival is that it is all inclusive.
What I mean by that is that concert goers and the FRINGE are all fully catered for. Too many festivals for my liking exclude 'The Fringe' and will provide camping for only season/weekend ticket holders only. This festival is different in that it is open house to everyone.
You can camp for the whole festival for just £10.00 or pay £5.00 per person per night wether you are are ticket holder or not.
To me this is the correct diplomacy that all festivals should adopt.
I do believe that a true and proper festival should cater for all tastes and not exclude (as so many do, 'the fringe')
If you have been to this festival before you will know that the fringe in terms of sing-arounds and musician sessionns is par- excellence in the local pubs (especially in the waggon and horses (I think it is called that!) and what great sessions we have had there. (please correct me if i have got this venue wrong)
Anyway, enjoy this festival to the full. You will not be dissapointed. I promise.


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Alio
Date: 07 Jul 07 - 07:44 PM

Thanks for this Soldier Boy, and I fully endorse your comments re the importance of the "fringe" events, which to me make the real atmosphere of the weekend. Visitors to Saddleworth, even if they hadn't known about the festival in advance, can't help but be drawn in. Therefore "fringe" supporters have to be given equal value by the festival committee, and that includes equal access to the camping facilities.

Ali


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Vin2
Date: 09 Jul 07 - 01:37 PM

Yep, sounds about right!


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Folkiedave
Date: 09 Jul 07 - 02:31 PM

As far as I am aware there are not many festivals that exclude fringes. Can you name one? Most make special provision. Shrewsbury for instance has a bus to take people into town for fringe events - and Warwick usually has a double decker. Both only offer camping for season ticket holders. One charges extra for camping - the other doesn't.

I am sure both would provide cheap camping had they got space but they don't and haven't ever in my experience at Warwick.

I have been to three festivals this year so far and only one had space for non-season ticket holders, (but wouldn't have had they sold more tickets of any kind), and one in particular once the festival got under way the campsite was - to all intents and purposes - as full as a chip, despite its size.

Some festivals and I can think of at least two - don't offer camping of any sort. Others, like Shrewsbury, charge extra for it.

To describe one festival as "correct diplomacy that all festival should adopt " when some festivals can't do this whether they want to or not - and to say I do believe that a true and proper festival should cater for all tastes and not exclude (as so many do, 'the fringe') seems narrow-minded to me when you are claiming to be all-inclusive.

So perhaps for the benefit of people who want to know these things, you would be kind enough to tell us which festivals you regard as "proper" and offering the "correct diplomacy" and those that don't cater for all tastes?


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: wiggy
Date: 09 Jul 07 - 03:11 PM

Hope to be with you. is the camp site fit yet?
Dont know if the Poms are coming over yet.


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Pistachio
Date: 09 Jul 07 - 03:55 PM

Unpacked and repacked after Cleckheaton!
Ready for the M62 expedition. I hope there's a following wind!
Preparing for t' war!
11 days and counting.
H.


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 09 Jul 07 - 04:00 PM

Soggy campsite - well in tht case better make way for the Ducks :0) We'll be there.


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Alio
Date: 09 Jul 07 - 04:32 PM

Apparently there was some rumour goung around Cleckie that Saddlewroth is cancelled - well it definitely isn't!!! I'm doing the PRS stuff as we speak (unfortunately!!)

it was the Saddleworth Summer Show which was cancelled - they use the same ground as we do for the campsite. But I've been down there today, and it's fine for camping - drying out nicely. It gets wet very quickly but dries out even quicker, thank goodness.

So if you do hear this rumour, will you put people right please?!!

And the Festival CD looks - and sounds - brilliant! I'm really chuffed with it!

Ali x


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: John Routledge
Date: 09 Jul 07 - 04:38 PM

Being a trusting soul Ali I am bringing my tent
All we need is a dry spell to put it up.:0)
Pl reserve me a CD.


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Alio
Date: 09 Jul 07 - 05:42 PM

Course John - you'll like it, I promise.

And if it does rain ever so slightly I'll hold my umbrella over you while you put the tent up (for a glass of Jamieson's)!!

Ali x


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: r.padgett
Date: 09 Jul 07 - 07:05 PM

is that the Poms from Oz you refer to?

look just roll up your trousers and take off yer socks and hum it!!

Where is Lancashire any way?

Ray

[just back from Barnsley folk club ~ next week Bernard Wrigley, guests for John Booker (65th) who dunt know yit !]


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 09 Jul 07 - 07:09 PM

Lancashire, Ray!
It's somewhere West of Saddleworth.
Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Folkiedave
Date: 09 Jul 07 - 07:37 PM

I never knew there was somewhere west of Saddleworth.

It says on my map - "Here be dragons".

Mind it is an old map........


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: GUEST,Penny Black
Date: 09 Jul 07 - 08:25 PM

Unfortunately busy on Sat but hope to pay a flying visit on Sun - Hopfully there'll be some CDs left :0)


Pete & John


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Alio
Date: 10 Jul 07 - 05:12 AM

We've loads of dragons here in Saddleworth - I'm living next door to one!!

And as for you, cheeky Ray Padgett, Saddleworth is in Yorkshire!!! I was born here in Saddleworth, and it says West Riding of Yorkshire on my birth certificate - nearly 150 years ago!!!

CD's should be OK - we've well over 400 left still. I can always put one on the side for anyone who wants one. They're called Ten Years On - Saddleworth Folk Festival Anniversary CD.

Ali


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: GUEST,padgett
Date: 10 Jul 07 - 05:20 AM

I never implied Saddleworth WAS in Lancashire, Ali honest!!

It's that other Lot of Pretenders that want to pinch this Jewel In The Crown, called Saddleworth

Ray

I never said you were 150 yo either (whoops)


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Raggytash
Date: 10 Jul 07 - 12:11 PM

It's amazing that Yorkies go to the trouble of climbing over the hills to get to the Lancashire side and a bit of culture and then refuse to accept that they're in God's county ..........mazin' truly mazin'


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: GUEST,guest Selby
Date: 10 Jul 07 - 01:29 PM

Just to keep the record right, myself and a certain Mr Calderbank have clubbed together and purchased a no expences spared, War of the Roses winners sheild. Seeing it, is at the moment, in my possesion I have already engraved it with the winners this year Yorkshire it will save confusion at the presentation!!!!!
Keith


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Alio
Date: 10 Jul 07 - 02:27 PM

Thanks Keith - what stars!!! Although waht the Lancashire side will make of this I'm not sure!! Geoff's sorting out the themes this evening, so will be contacting all artists.

Ray, I'll let you off - re the county that is!!

Only 10 days to go, and the campsite is drying off nicely.

Ali


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 10 Jul 07 - 03:01 PM

Can't wait Ali-or to purchase a CD- The Padgmeister will of course be performing a Yorkshire Hakka on commencement of the WOR proceedings-full regalia-loincloth string vest and flat cap. Be afraid be very very afraid...........


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Raggytash
Date: 10 Jul 07 - 03:07 PM

The though of Padgett dressed in nought but a loincloth, string vest and flat cap is enough to frighten the s**t out of most people !


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: nutty
Date: 10 Jul 07 - 03:37 PM

Glad you are allowing Padgett to keep his vest on. It's like achille's heel ---- he's useless without it.

PSS ... DON'T LET HIS OPPONENTS KNOW THAT.


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: r.padgett
Date: 10 Jul 07 - 04:40 PM

Dunt let Booker tell the one when I sunbathed in a string vest!


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Alio
Date: 11 Jul 07 - 03:49 PM

Is this what we can expect in your Yorkshire Garland as well?

Ali


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Folkiedave
Date: 11 Jul 07 - 05:40 PM

If the story isn't recorded for the archive it ought to be!!


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: nutty
Date: 12 Jul 07 - 06:35 PM

REFRESH


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: r.padgett
Date: 13 Jul 07 - 08:35 AM

O no Ali the standard of the Yorkshire Garland collectors and performers has the knowledgeable Steve Gardham, The unbelievable songs of John Greaves and me!

We have already done sung/spoken workshops this year at Shepley and Cleckheaton FFs and I believe Steve and John were also at Helmsley, bringing people up to date on what we have been doing!

I am a bit older than I used to be, and Booker as you will find is now 65 July 12th 07 (Wrigley do at Barnsley folk club on Monday 16th)

Ray

Looking forward to seeing everyone again next week

NB: Retirement from work beckons!


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Alio
Date: 14 Jul 07 - 05:11 AM

You lucky person you - I had a 3 hour interview in London yesterday for a new job - which I got!!! I'm getting too old for this!

6 days to go - keeping everything crossed for the weather.

Ali


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: r.padgett
Date: 14 Jul 07 - 11:53 AM

A new lease of life Ali

All the very best

Cya at Saddledworth

Ray


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 14 Jul 07 - 03:28 PM

ooh that sounds exciting Ali -will you be moving south?


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Mr Happy
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 11:39 AM

Which will be the session/sar pubs this time?


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Alio
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 05:48 PM

Definitely not moving south Linda - I couldn't leave Saddlewroth! perish the thought!

Sessions in the Conservative Club, Waggon, Hare and Hounds, and Granby Mr Happy. Is that OK? There are events in the Commercial too, but I'm not sure if there'll be any sessions going on downstairs there or not.

Then on the Sunday night the Survivors Session is in Greenfield Conservative Club cos the room is so much bigger than the Cross Keys, the beer's cheaper, and the landlord's much friendlier!And we've got 2 good sized rooms - the main one for the singaround, and the smaller one for the musicians session. We'll see if it works better than previous years in terms of comfort for everyone - at least you'll all get a seat!

Next question?
Ali


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 05:53 PM

Is the folk club still on at the Cross Keys on Sunday Ali ?Glad your not moving southward!!!!


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: 8_Pints
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 06:14 PM

We plan to arrive Friday after visiting Limbrick on Thursday.

For those who have never been to Saddleworth previously and want use their Sat-Nav devices to get them to the camp site, the postcode to enter is "OL3 7AL".

Churchill Playing Fields running track


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Soldier boy
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 10:18 PM

Thanks 8 pints. That ariel view is really handy for those of us coming by helicopter. I'll pass it to my private pilot and trust there is a helipad!
Seriously though, after reading some previous threads, I am getting a bit disturbed about images of Raggytash in a string vest.
I just keep getting this nagging premonition of Raggys' beard getting caught up and all entangled in the said string vest and him having forever to mumble into his belly button.
It's a bit scary I know but I can't get rid of this image and it's giving me sleepless nights!


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Soldier boy
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 10:36 PM

OOPs sorry just realised in a moment of clarity that the string vest in question is attributed to Mr Pagett and not Raggytash. Please excuse my temporary dementia. But don't grow your beard long Ray lest the same horror could befall you.
Anyway, that's good, I can sleep peacefully now. So to bed.


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: ossonflags
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 12:32 AM

me and mrs ossonflags going friday dinner time any one from 'ull or Bev. need a lift?


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Mr Happy
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 02:30 AM

Ali,

Thanks..........Sooooooooo looking forward to the forthcoming frivolities!!


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Alio
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 04:05 AM

The Sunday night folk club has moved to the Conservative Club in Uppermill - far more comfortable and accessible. The Wedenesday night is still in the Cross Keys.

The map's great thanks 8 Pints - I can almost see my new flat on it - you're all welcome to come and have a Hosewarming drink over the weekend (2 mins. from the campsite). I'm a little upset that it doesn't show the puddle on the running track though!!

I'm looking forward to it too, now the sun's shining, and Saddleworth is looking beautiful today. It's sooooo exciting!!! (Probably my age I know!!)

Ali x


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Mr Happy
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 04:51 AM

Hosewarming??


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: GUEST,padgett
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 06:16 AM

Ali
Hope the puddle is on running track only and you have booked the weather too!

Well it dunt rain in the pubs, thankfully

Now where did I put that string vest!?

Ray

Better not upset Scowie this year, but it must be his round


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Vin2
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 08:32 AM

Must dig out me mudcat t-shirt - wearing well, hope it still fits!

As for the campsite - wouldn't be the same without the odd puddle drying out in the glorious sunshine we're gonna get :-)


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: 8_Pints
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 10:54 AM

Hi Alio,

You have to be careful who you invite to a housewarming on the internet - did you hear about the teenager who had a party while her parents were away and advertised it on t'internet? Apparently the "guests" caused £20,000 damage! I'm not suggesting that folkies would be so irresponsible but Scowie might get to hear.......

(Sorry Scowie, I love you really!)

Sue vG xx


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Tim theTwangler
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 11:37 AM

Oh well if any of you get Itchy playing bits from all that listening .
You could pop over to staithes for a bit of a play to break it up.
NO?
OH well I do believe it is more traditional to make yer own entertainment so that is what loads of us will be doing while you lot are slumming it and being pampered.
LOL
Enjoy you commercialised merry making and hope the weather is glorious for you .


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: nutty
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 12:44 PM

Sorry Tim .... there's no contest. There's no chance anyone would swop Saddleworth for Staithes.

Making your own entertainment is what Saddleworth is all about.


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 01:00 PM

No doubt the mozzies have picked their spots on the campsite :0)


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: nutty
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 01:58 PM

Well they do get there first, so have time to pick the best spots.


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Alio
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 04:16 PM

Oops! It should have been housewarming of course! I don't think there's a hosepipe ban in place though at the moment! And you're all very welcome - but please bring a drink. Mine are still in boxes exept for wine and Jamieson's!!

The campsite looks fine at the moment - and it's been really sunny here all day. Hilary and Ron had a walk round it yesterday, and said that it's drying out nicely.

Just done the radio programme - all about the festival - and Geoff spoke really well.Scolds Bridle will be bringing their new CD, Horizons, this weekend.

Ali

PS If Linda's around, Geoff's been trying to contact you re the Wars of the Roses! Has anyone seen / heard Hissyfit lately?


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Tim theTwangler
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 04:21 PM

Oh well I tried


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 04:44 PM

I'm here Ali!!! can he email me I will pm my email-am busy knitting Padge a string vest/balaclava combo so havent been out much!!!


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 06:25 PM

Padgett, have sent you a pm-can you look at it and reply please.


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: alanww
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 07:22 PM

Hey Ray, a very personal PM with Linda K - you lucky fellow!
I've never managed that but I've often drolled over the possibility!
And a new job for Ali - brill, well done!
And a flatwarming drink at Ali's - what an opportunity!
Wouldn't miss it for the world!
See you all late on Friday night.
"Some talk of Alexander ...!"
Alan


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Tim theTwangler
Date: 17 Jul 07 - 07:06 AM

Please go here and have a listen.
Hope no one will mind
But if you want to help National Childrens Home and Viking Radios " For The Kids Appeal*
Click on the link for a listen to sample of the charity CD.
Have a great Folking time and spare a fiver for the kiddy winkles.
Cheers
Tim


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Mr Happy
Date: 17 Jul 07 - 07:15 AM

No 'hosewarming' then?

I was imagining piped hot water on the campsite taps!


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: GUEST,Sooz(hard at work)
Date: 17 Jul 07 - 07:21 AM

Did you decide not to put the programme on the website? I need to know how much of a hurry to be in on Friday afternoon!


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: r.padgett
Date: 17 Jul 07 - 07:38 AM

WEll yer turn yer back for a minute and get kitted out!

Had a splendid night at Barnsley folk club with Bernard Wrigley

I had Glen Osborne stay for Booker's 65th guest do

Unfortunately we forgot to tell Booker and he turned in at 9.20pm as usual

Jo and Mo came too and Carol and Jamie Roberts as well as all the usuals

Saddleworth next the Warwick! hopefully

Ray


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: r.padgett
Date: 17 Jul 07 - 07:40 AM

Cant find the pm Linda!!


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Soldier boy
Date: 17 Jul 07 - 11:00 AM

Tim the Twangler,god bless your enthusiasm and all your work for the good cause of Staithes folk gathering this weekend BUT honestly mate you are on a hiding to nowhere trying to poach regulars of Saddleworth Folk Festival up to Staithes.

If you have ever been to Saddleworth FF you would know that this is a must-do festival and the same true converts to this festival turn up year after year no matter what the weather threatens. They are a truly happy and brilliant set of people and their number keeps growing every year.

The concert and workshop scene is buzzing with rich talent and the singarounds and musician sessions are some of the best I have ever come across.

I usually mainly frequent 'The Fringe' element of the festival (sorry organisers!)and I had considered Staithes folk weekend because it sounds reight down my street and I'm sure I would love it.
If fact I've considered it more than once and even mentioned it to other folkie friends but their reply has always been "Sounds good but it clashes with Saddleworth!"

Saddleworth AND Staithes are two of my favourite places on this planet, but Saddleworth will always win out (and it's only a half hour drive for me over the pennines to Yorkshires' lost but never forgotten little garden of Eden)

It's a shame and a regret that both festivals are on the same weekend.
I know it is very difficult to avoid clashing with other popular festivals over the summer (what summer? I hear you say) but I am sure that if there was some flexibility to move the Staithes event to some other weekend you would get lots of the Saddleworth folk 'fringe' fraternity going to it.
I for one would be up like a shot.
I sincerely wish both festivals every success and hope that they will both continue to prosper and grow in the years ahead.

Chris

P.S What exactly did you mean Tim when you said in an earlier comment on this thread "I do believe that it is more traditional to make yer own entertainment so that is what loads of us will be doing while you lot are slumming it and being pampered ....enjoy your commercial merry making..??"

That's not very nice is it?
It seems that the difference between Saddleworth FF goers and Staithes goers is that whilst we are polite, good natured and welcoming, Staithes representatives are inpolite, bad mannered and slag off other festivals because they can't get anyone to come to theirs.
Saddleworth FF over-flows with people making their own entertainment in the pubs and clubs because it has such a robust and very large 'fringe' following which is fully supported,encouraged and accomodated by the festival organisers and hostelries.
IN other words it is an all-inclusive festival that caters for every taste and inclination so eveyone is happy.
So it is obvious from what you have said that you have never been to this festival and know absolutely nothing about it

I would be suprised, Tim the Twangler, if you were an official and acceptable spokesperson for the Staithes festival because,quite frankly, your comments and your attitude actually does this festival more harm than good.
You are a poor and, I'm sure, unwelcomed 'representative' of this festival who would do well to shut up and keep your own counsel.

If however, you really do 'represent' Staithes folk weekend and speak on behalf of other like-minded people,then do you know what?, I would'nt touch it with a barge pole.

The moral of this tale therefore is...there is NO CONTEST folks...get yourselves to The Saddleworth Folk Festival THIS COMING WEEKEND and have yourselves a great time.


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Tim theTwangler
Date: 17 Jul 07 - 02:34 PM

OOOereerr sounds a bit frit of competition.
LOL
Nah am afraid you misunderstood my post earlier.
It is a shame so many things clash but it is also a good thing that there are enough events going on to allow them to clash and to allow choices to be made.
LIke when people choose to ignore the obvious meanings of well meant Irony and humour and banter.
I represent only my self and my own veiws I am glad however that someone as important and interesting as yourself took the time to put me in my place.
Still enjoy yours and hope the weather stays fine for you .


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 17 Jul 07 - 02:51 PM

Beautiful sunny day today/sprinkling of showers-do I pack Wellies or sunhat? worried about midges now-I've been midged once too often for my liking. Sue & Bob save us a space next to you-it saves staggering across the campsite at dawn.Wll be arriving on Fridau afternoon as I regret having to work in the morning but looking forward to it.


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Folkiedave
Date: 17 Jul 07 - 03:10 PM

I think Chris (Soldier Boy) is quite right - people shouldn't try and get people to go to one festival and not another.

The world has space for all sorts of festivals even ones held on greenfield sites with season ticket holders only on the campsite.

Don't you agree Chris?


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 17 Jul 07 - 03:23 PM

We will (hopefully, Geoffrey) be stting off from here around 4ish so should be there before tea time. The weather forecast doesn't look brilliant but what do they know Pah!!


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: 8_Pints
Date: 17 Jul 07 - 04:05 PM

Hi Linda,

We're not taking any chances - we're camping on the running track by the stream to ensure we don't get stuck in the mud like we did 3 years ago!

Everyone was towed off by tractor last week-end at Bromsgrove FF (by a kind lady farmer).

Will be there from Thursday evening and will save a space for you.

LOL

Bob & Sue vG


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Alio
Date: 17 Jul 07 - 04:28 PM

Tim - sorry, but why don't you start your own message? It's a good cause, but it's just getting lost in between all these Saddleworth messages. And I love Staithes too - one of my favourite atmospheric places.

It's glorious again today in Saddleworth!I'm busy answering the phone every other minute - enquiries re the festival.

Linda, I've sent you an email with the 5 categories on for the Wars of the Roses. They sound interesting!

The campsite is open from Thursday night, and closes Monday afternoon - anyone coming on Thursday, we'll be in the Waggon as usual. Mine's a Jamieson's!

Ali


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: nutty
Date: 17 Jul 07 - 06:18 PM

I'll hopefully arrive early fri afternoon and will be recruiting for a Gazebo erecting workshop.

It's new and I need to know if all the pieces are there.


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Alio
Date: 17 Jul 07 - 06:51 PM

And if they're not Hazel? What happens them? Do you recruit people to find sticks to hold it up all night? I'll volunteer!

It's still fine!Could we possibly be one of the few festivals to be dry this year? Surely not!!!

Ali


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: 8_Pints
Date: 17 Jul 07 - 09:27 PM

Weather forecast for OL3 7AL

Bob vG


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Soldier boy
Date: 17 Jul 07 - 09:57 PM

Hi Alio,you probably already know but if not, Tim the Twangler has already started his own message on the "Staithes Music weekend" thread on Mudcat. Suprise, suprise!
And if it's not good enough to disturb people on this thread he's even managed to do it on his own thread!
Too much runing off at the mouth can land you in trouble and hopefully he will realise that now. But I don't want to be negative and sincerely wish both and all folk festivals/gatherings every success. Peace and tranquility.
Chris


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Alio
Date: 18 Jul 07 - 04:18 AM

Hah! We've reached the 100 mark on this thread! I ought to celebrate with a Jamieson's - what do you think? Or another look at the campsite?

Ali


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Carol
Date: 18 Jul 07 - 04:52 AM

God Luck to Saddleworth but I'll be at Staithes


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: LesB
Date: 18 Jul 07 - 04:58 AM

Have another look at the campsite pls, i'm getting a little nervous hearing all these tales of mud & mossies. I've only been a day case before & not stayed over.
What does it get like going too & fro from the campsite to town?

Why is it that the cafes close at tea time but the resturants don't open after tea? At least you can get a beer.
Chers
Les


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: GUEST,Bruce Michael Baillie
Date: 18 Jul 07 - 06:24 AM

...Wars of the Roses? The Yorkshire team have already won it!


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Mr Happy
Date: 18 Jul 07 - 07:11 AM

'God Luck to Saddleworth........'

Divine intervention, weatherwise?


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Jul 07 - 08:19 AM

What time do things kick off on Friday?

(Apologies if someone's already asked this, and I've failed to notice!)

Thanks.
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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Vin2
Date: 18 Jul 07 - 08:54 AM

Hi guest, there's a singaround in the Con Club with the Saddleworth leg-endary Geoff Miller at 7.30 or the main concert at the Civic also starting at 7.30.

See you all for mud, music, song & beer!


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: 8_Pints
Date: 18 Jul 07 - 10:10 AM

LesB - getting to and from the camp site on foot is easy. There is a footpath that runs along the stream directly into Uppermill (about quarter of a mile).

By road you need to go "round the houses" via Greenfield.

Bob vG


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 18 Jul 07 - 11:09 AM

Hopefully the path will still be running alongside the stream as in previous years.
Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: r.padgett
Date: 18 Jul 07 - 11:10 AM

Bring yer wellies and a plastic duck


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 18 Jul 07 - 11:26 AM

I always do, Ray.
Quack!
Geoff.


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: 8_Pints
Date: 18 Jul 07 - 11:57 AM

Might not be this year Geoff!

Bob vG


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Cindy
Date: 18 Jul 07 - 02:27 PM

Sorry. Found this thread after the out of date one. Is the camp site still ok?


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Alio
Date: 18 Jul 07 - 04:43 PM

Les and Cindy - the campsite's fine - just damp in parts. Geoff's opened it up today and would have told us if there were any problems. it's easy getting from the campsite into Uppermill - only 200 yards approx..

Friday starts off with a concert, a singaround and a session, all around 7.30. There's usually a singaround in the Waggon on Thursday as well.

Thanks for answering all the questions - I was out getting a camp bed!! Glen (Moor and Coast) called me to say they've stocked up with Jamieson's for me!

Ali


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Soldier boy
Date: 18 Jul 07 - 09:23 PM

What! just for you Alio?


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Alio
Date: 19 Jul 07 - 04:04 AM

Fraid so - my reputation seems to have gone before me!!

It's beautiful weather here in Saddleworth! Latest from the campsite - Geoff's just called me and said that it will be fine as long as it's treated with care. He suggests that cars are parked on the running track or the car park.

Off to put the venue signs up now! See you all later.

Ali


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Pistachio
Date: 19 Jul 07 - 08:13 AM

24 hours and we should be on our way.
Lets hope the beautiful weather mentioned stays around!

Is there a 'one way system' planned if we are to park on the running track?

Whatever, see you soon. The roses are ready!
H.


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: 8_Pints
Date: 19 Jul 07 - 09:40 AM

Hi Hazel,

No, but I shall park my 3 ton vehicle on the inside lane in a clockwise direction for a quick getaway on Monday!

Bob vG


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Alio
Date: 19 Jul 07 - 11:03 AM

I think you drive round to the left - well I do anyway. There are already around 9 or 10 vehicles camped there, and just one big puddle at the bottom!

Ali


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Raggytash
Date: 19 Jul 07 - 11:28 AM

That covers 90% of the site !!!!!

Sorry Ali ........... it's not true, how would I know ....... I'm miles away


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Alio
Date: 19 Jul 07 - 01:47 PM

Huh!!!


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: nutty
Date: 19 Jul 07 - 02:36 PM

As long as I get there in the dry I don't mind what happens after that.

I just hate the motorway when its raining.

Can't wait to see everyone though.


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 19 Jul 07 - 03:56 PM

We can't wait to see you Hazel -it's been ages!!!!


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 20 Jul 07 - 07:00 AM

Has the deluge hit yet? We may have to pack rubber dinghies!
See you all in about 6 hours.
Jane


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Mr Happy
Date: 20 Jul 07 - 08:30 AM

On tenterhooks now waiting for my lift - hope to be there around 4ish


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Alio
Date: 20 Jul 07 - 07:48 PM

it's been a fantastic first evening - and seeing everyone again has been wonderful! But we have been re-christened Paddleworth!!

Ali


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: alanww
Date: 21 Jul 07 - 08:05 AM

I'm really jealous that you are having a great time Alio!
Sorry but Sandy & I just couldn't make it through the rain & floods! Its pretty wet down here in Stratford-upon-Avon and the M50 is still closed, so I still cannot get to Ross-on-Wye to pick up Sandy!
I hope there are enough Shellbacks who got through but I guess it wasn't quite so bad travelling for those living in the North.
Good luck everyone. Enjoy!
"Don't mind the rain ...!"
Alan


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 22 Jul 07 - 05:17 PM

Got back around 7.30. Another great weekend and even though the campsite did have its own pool the rain held off a lot of the time and today was sunny!! The kids have come home with new ocarinas courteousy of Sue (Red and white rabbit)which she also taught them to play! Looking forward to next year!


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Barb'ry
Date: 22 Jul 07 - 06:47 PM

Another great Saddleworth - thank you so much Ali, for making it happen. We loved the outdoor swimming pool and health giving mud spa you laid on for us at the campsite - you would pay a fortune for that in some places...
Great music and company and hope to see you next year
Barb'ry


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Soldier boy
Date: 22 Jul 07 - 08:18 PM

A great weekend was had by all.I never heard any complaints. The campsite was a bit wet at times but nothing that a good pair of stout boots or wellies could'nt cope with.
Enjoyed meeting all folkie friends again.
Washing machine is now set to super mud-wash mode so all is well!


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Red and White Rabbit
Date: 23 Jul 07 - 03:01 AM

Thanks Alio and team - really enjoyed being back - thanks to everyone for the invites to other places will try to catch up with you all at some point.

Hope the ducklings continue to enjoy ocarina at breakfast for a good few weeks to come - there is a second book Jayne, and a six holed ocarina + plenty of online music so there is a lot more scope for them to drive you mad over the summer!


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 23 Jul 07 - 07:23 AM

Gee thanks, Sue. My feet have never been so soft with all the mud treatments.


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Goldengob
Date: 23 Jul 07 - 07:59 AM

Bill W and I had a great time- thanks to all for their hard work - met lots of old friends and hopefully made lots of new ones.
Good to sing to audiences who want to sing back at you!!
Cheers
Dave F


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Lenny's mum
Date: 23 Jul 07 - 08:08 AM

We had a great time, even the caravan had it's own lake out of the window. I was so pleased the sun shone on Sunday. The survivors sings in Greenfield Con Club worked well too. A lot better than the old pub where it was a struggle to get in, yet alone sit down.


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: 8_Pints
Date: 23 Jul 07 - 08:24 AM

Congratulations Ali - I'm sure you will be a hard act to follow next year!

I can't imagine half of the effort and work you must have undertaken to make the event such a success - Many thanks indeed.

I agree the move to the Greenfield Conservative Club provided much more room to squeeze all those singers into.

This was my personal highlight of the festival.

Love

Bob & Sue vG


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Mr Happy
Date: 23 Jul 07 - 09:35 AM

Just got home!


Ali,

Ditto all thanks & praise for your dedication on our behalves for making it all such a fab experience.

Had inadvertant midnight roll in the en suite mudbath on Fri night, still digging congealed soil from me glasses frames - lucky 'twas dark or would've made a spectacle of meself!

Could'nt find me tent in the dark & only lights to be seen was the loo block - so ended up spending the night on the floor of mens chaning room - hard - but nice & wqarm & DRY! LUXURY!!

Rest've weakend sessions in the pubs great - met lots 'catters- talented lot aren't we!

Ray Padgett, Muppet & many others had us all in stitches with their most entertaining renditions, & very memorably Sooz's contributions in Con Club last night.

Good place that - big enough for both the massed folkers [did I spell that right?] & also the small but intimate sinaround in the little members bar [no I'd not been peeking!]


Even heard the most fascinating version of 'Danny Boy' from one've the locals with the words & tune of 'Old King Cole' [naughty Boys Brigade version]!!

Can't weight for next time!!


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: r.padgett
Date: 23 Jul 07 - 09:48 AM

Met Mr Happy at last!

I am home safely and dry ~ kipped in the Van

Rather foggy over Saddleworth Moor

O Lancashire were awarded the War of The Roses, shield donated by Sid Calderbank I think, first time 2007

Some excellent singing from Scolds Bridle, Stan Accrington (a genius), that nice Dave Molloy and the incomprehensible Scowie and Sid who went on for ever!!

Hissyfit get better and better and need bookings, so too Bruce Michael Baillie.

Bruce is a talented singer and a funny man, little known outside of Cleckie (how many comedians do we have at the moment ~ not too many new ones)
Thanks to Arthur and Copper Kettle too

Here's to next year's War!

Ray
Thanks also to Geoff Miller, Geoff Turner, Mary and Roy Clinging and the Lincolnshire Chappy who judged (name?)~ no hate mail will be sent!!


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: The Villan
Date: 23 Jul 07 - 09:59 AM

>>Hissyfit get better and better and need bookings<<

I second that Ray


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: nutty
Date: 23 Jul 07 - 10:01 AM

Just arrived home to find some of my pots and baskets wilting for lack of water - ironic in't it.

What a weekend................

Didn't think Saddleworth could get any better but the 10th certainly stood out as the best yet for me.

The Saturday concert in the Museum was superb except that the midges certainly had a good supper - many thanks to whomever invented anti-histamines.

bUT BACK TO THE HIGHLIGHTS

Hissyfit continue to delight with both material and harmonies (I'm so jealous girls)

Scold Bridle, Stanley Accrington, Muldoons Picnic, Jez Lowe, Bryony , Bill and Dave .... in fact everybody - I was not disappointed by one single performer I even heard good reports of the ones that I missed.

Thanks to all who came to the Internet Workshops - now they know more about Mudcat they may even log on and read this.

Thanks also to all the lovely people I meet at these weekend for providing such pleasure.

I'm feeling tired flat and emotional but would like to share this little rhyme with you

When my life is done and my spirit's at rest
And there's nothing on earth that can save me
Don't weep and don't mourn
Send me off with a song
And reflect on the pleasure that knowing you gave me.


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: GUEST,MC Fat
Date: 23 Jul 07 - 10:57 AM

Had a great but damp time. Nice to see everyone and will bump into some and others at Warwick


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Alio
Date: 23 Jul 07 - 01:03 PM

What can I say to everyone who came to Saddleworth? It was such an emotional weekend - I was in tears most of the time! I wanted it to be a huge singers festival, and it certainly was.

The Wilsons told me on Sunday morning that they've never known a concert as easy as the one in the Civic on Saturday night - they only had to sing a couple of words, and every time this wall of sound came back at them!

Ray - thank you so much for your lovely words to me at the Survivors Session. And what a wonderful session it was! It took nearly 3 1/2 hours to get through all the singers. The Greenfield locals couldn't believe it! Rolling Home was just amazing, wasn't it?

So thank you to you all - artists, stewards, friends, festival goers. You're all just wonderful! I know the festival will carry on from strength to strength with the people who come every year - many of this year's Saddleworth "virgins" have said that they're coming back again. (Yes, we still have them over here!!)

I jjust wish I'd seen Mr Happy and Linda (Hissyfit) get stuck in the mud - that would have just made my weekend perfect! Especially the thought of Colin K lifting Linda out!! Hazel - don't foget to send me the photo!

I'll see you all soon - maybe in Saltburn and definitely at Fylde. I'm featuring Scolds Bridle on Oldham Community Radio next Monday, and Hissyfit sometime in September, so tune in if you can! Then Linda, Hazel and Sue are coming back here, so please get over!

Love, Ali x


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: SiobhanN
Date: 23 Jul 07 - 01:13 PM

Chris & I had a great time at the festival - it's the first time we've been, and we hope it won't be the last!

Thanks, Ali, and to everyone else who made it such a great weekend!


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Pistachio
Date: 23 Jul 07 - 03:30 PM

Safe home - thanks for the tow Geoff, and the offers from everyone who noticed my motorhome was stuck in the mud! Fortunately it didn't sink further as the weekend progressed. Linda was not so lucky.
The rain didn't dampen spirits - it just left a tide mark on everything! Wellies are wonderful... So are disposable gloves!
(They save ruining a good manicure when pulling up tent pegs)

What a wonderful weekend we had. Thanks Paddleworth! The lovely comments above are very kind. Linda and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We didn't win the war but we enjoyed the battle. Good to hear Bruce's clever monologues, I'll have to wait to hear him sing.
It was great to hear Dave F and Bill W at their 'extended' session in the Commercial on Sunday(!!) and the Wilsons were 'new' to me. Wow,how many different harmonies?
Thanks Ali, for asking us to sing and for guiding us to Greenfield last night. It was brill. I loved it when Pete (Shellback) sang his Pirate song and cried with laughter at his variation of Gaudete! Impeccable timing. I sang myself hoarse with all the choruses but that's not a complaint. It was an amazing night with a room full of happy voices. It was a great privilege to share a weekend that's so special.
I'm tired. I need to rest mind and voice. Great to put 'mudcat' names to faces and catch up with everyone again.
H x.x.x
Goodnight.


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 23 Jul 07 - 04:38 PM

the best yet-especially the wonderful last night. My woefully inadequate footwear which was rescued by Col K (my hero) from the mudbath, have been consigned to the bin -the trench foot is healing nicely but i think the tent is terminal. Alio, this year was spectacular Wilsons-wow! wonderful sets from Bill W and Dave F and Jez -only sorry I couldn't catch more and the singing in concerts in pub on the campsite -well it was mighty! Will see you soon Ali and thanks to Geoff who was a treasure. We won't mention the War!


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Alio
Date: 23 Jul 07 - 06:22 PM

No - don't !! We wuzz robbed!!!

Geoff has asked me to post a message here to all those who camped on Churchill, to say a big thank you to you all - thanks for listening to him and the stewards re parking so that everyone could get off pretty easily - and thanks for leaving the whole area so clean and tidy that no one could possibly tell you'd been there!! Amazing!

He's really grateful to you all.

Ali x


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: GUEST,old git
Date: 23 Jul 07 - 06:42 PM

I had a great weekend too. Thanks Ali and all the rest..especially my mate Geoff. Thanks to everybody who made the singarounds in the Uppermill Cons club so good...
Yes Ray I agree...Hissyfit get better every time I hear them...and they always manage to bring a lump to my throat with Sweet Minerva.
Sorry I had to miss the survivors session but had to be elsewhere.
here's to the next one!
geoff turner


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 23 Jul 07 - 06:46 PM

Wow indeed. What a wonderful - and yes, very emotional - weekend.

My only regret was having to leave the Survivors' session early due to a domestic commitment.

O Alio, you will be the hardest of acts to follow!.....

Cheers!
MM


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Jul 07 - 06:17 AM


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: muppitz
Date: 24 Jul 07 - 07:56 AM

After drying out on Friday, I had a great time! Saw what I wanted to, did a little bit of singing, worked a fair bit too!
Sunday was a nice enough day, however the rain waited until we were taking the marquee down to fall so we didn't have anything to hide under! Typical!

I'm surprised no one's mentioned anything about us running out of beer!






I'll shut up now!

muppitz
x


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: treaties1
Date: 24 Jul 07 - 08:01 AM

Logging on in the local library, trouble with computer at home. Great festival had a super time and thanks to all friends for help with the Alphabet and Sunday Sing. Thanks for all the hard work of Alio and Geoff and all the committee your efforts were not in vain they were tremendous and everyone found something to enjoy at Saddleworth. As Alio said she wanted a singers festival and that is what we all got
Thanks and lots of love
Theresa


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Alio
Date: 25 Jul 07 - 10:43 AM

Did you mean to say anything Guest?

Thanks for all the lovely messages folks - I've added them all to the evaluations. And I'm doing my "thank you" cards this weekend!

Ali


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Vin2
Date: 25 Jul 07 - 10:43 AM

Ditto also everything that's said above. The tenth (my ninth - so i can celebrate agin next year!) was really fab. Was a bit tentative this year as me mate Jim, who normally came along sadly died in an accident recently but the atmosphere and friendliness of the festival helped tremendously. Sat'day night in the Civic was amazing; after each guest spot you kinda thought, 'wow, follow that' but each act was truly brill climaxing with the fab Waterson / Carthy even without the great Norma (hope you're feeling lots better). The survivors night as Linda said, was tremendous; what an end standing up and joining hands 'as we went rolling home'.

I think the only criticism i heard was that the early acts on Sat eve didn't have long enough which to me shows the quality on show, such that people didn't want to let em go. Great tribute to the organisers!

Well done and thanks very much Ali for a smashing time (sure we'll see you around next year) and all the committee for the hard slog througout the year.

Saddleworth 2007 - fabulous music, fabulous people = fabulous festiva!!


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: LesB
Date: 25 Jul 07 - 01:09 PM

It was my first time camping at Saddleworth (I normaly come just for the day, but there were too many good acts on to miss any). The running track was a godsend but the least said about the toilets the better. Weather not withstanding we had a great time.
With such a great line up I rarely left the main concert hall, except to go to a couple of "meet the artist" & a couple of workshops. (My friends Chris & Siobhan Nelson doing "Appalation Clogging & "Home Recording" respectivly). Everybody on Sat was really good & it was terrific to see The New Scorpion Band on Sun. Unfortunately the program didn't allow me to get to see Hissyfit this year.
Looking forward to next year.
Cheers
Les


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Alio
Date: 25 Jul 07 - 01:29 PM

I'm still getting emotional, reading all these wonderful messages!

Ali


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Baggins 360
Date: 25 Jul 07 - 03:45 PM

Saddleworth Civic Hall Saturday night The real Stars, were the audience their singing was abso-bloody-lutely brilliant, spine tingling even. A couple of gripes The MC (who shall remain nameless) was pathetic he let the first two/three acts run over so we we ended up with just FOUR songs from Bill Whaley and and Dave Fletcher! Mind you they were four wonderful songs. He did however have the bottle to tell the Wilsons they were loosing a song! OK pathetic, but brave. These small niggles however never spoiled what is without doubt one of the friendliest Folk Festivals around. Well done Saddleworth AND we won the war of the roses.....Let my joy be unconfined


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: SiobhanN
Date: 25 Jul 07 - 04:49 PM

Hi

Great festival!!!

Just thought we'd better mention, in response to the previous posting, that the first few acts on Saturday night didn't overrun... what happened was that some acts later in the concert were cut short for some reason, even though everything had been running ahead of time (according to the artists' schedule, anyway) until then! We were the first act on, and the set we played was exactly the length it was supposed to be. We were amazed, and very disappointed, when Bill Whaley and and Dave Fletcher didn't get their allotted time... weren't they brilliant, though!

..and we agree, the audience were great!

Chris & Siobhan Nelson


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Baggins 360
Date: 25 Jul 07 - 05:22 PM

My apologies Siobhan I wasn't blaming you (the Artists) it was just that Bill and Dave seemed to be the only ones cut short and they were brilliant. I thought the whole evening was great, with the possible exception of "im in the suit." I must add by the way, that the audience singing was aided greatly by me keeping my gob shut!


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: folk1e
Date: 26 Jul 07 - 03:43 PM

Well done one all!
Once again we were impressed by the standard of Artists, Organisers and Punters.
Nice to see the Yorkists magnanimous in defeat despite all!
Is it worth mentioning the drought we had on sunday morning?
See you all next time!


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: GUEST,Bruce Michael Baillie
Date: 27 Jul 07 - 01:11 AM

Thanks for the nice comments Ray! An enjoyable time was had, I suppose Lancashire have to win sometimes, at least we showed them how to be gentlemen in defeat. A very good contest, and an enjoyable festival. Thanks to Malcolm & Janet Hodgson for tea in their caravan! and thanks to the organisers for organising.
And Ray if you need another contestant for next year you know where I am!


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: r.padgett
Date: 27 Jul 07 - 02:06 AM

Next year will be dahn t'committee as to who is invited no doubt and I do hope to be there god willing!alongside the team

Love to do a bit more and Yorkshire Garland Web site should be well up and running by then too

Bruce thanks for your input and like to see/hear more of yer singing, probably Cleckie if not before and then Saddleworth 11th

Cheers
Ray


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Alio
Date: 28 Jul 07 - 07:08 PM

Thanks again folks - I've been in Wales for a cpuple of days with my grandchildren so I'm really chilled now! (I mean destressed of course - not cold!!)

We're not sure what went wrong with the concert on Saturday - I know Dave (the MC) was really trying to do a good job.

Anyway, it didn't seem to detract from everyone's enjoyment - a lot of people are saying that it's the best lineup they'd ever seen - not bad for a small-ish festival!! I was so emotional watching the artists and hearing the audience sing. Wonderful! As was the singing in the Survivors Session in Greenfield.

Ali x


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: SiobhanN
Date: 29 Jul 07 - 04:09 PM

Three cheers for Ali. Wonderful festival!!!


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: GUEST,Mad Jock
Date: 29 Jul 07 - 05:50 PM

Hello Alio sorry Taggart and Wright did not make it this year but we were there in spirit.
Have not seen you since Orkney 2005 or was it 2004??? how time flies!
We were at the Roaring Forties Icebound do! superB!

Oh by The way hows life own south . We are now up in Perthshire!
If you still have Taggart and Wright CDs play them and think of us!


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Alio
Date: 29 Jul 07 - 05:56 PM

Hi Mad Jock - of course I will! You are so lucky living in that part of the world - but come and see us sometime!


Thanks Chris and Siobhan - I'm playing your track from the residents Lounge CD tomorrow evening on Sounds of Folk by the way. Good album!
(Bothy Folk Club CD) Perhaps you could come along one Monday and sing / play live?

Ali x


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Mr Happy
Date: 30 Jul 07 - 05:03 AM

Greetings Mad Jock aka Rob the Rowdy Roadie!

To be precise, its only '& Wright' that's in Perthshire, 'Taggart' is still alive & well & singing most Wednesdays at Mr Happy's Come-All-Ye in the Union Vaults, Chester.

Free Butties & Mystery Guest every week!!


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: GUEST,old git
Date: 30 Jul 07 - 06:52 AM

Mad Jock,
I think it was 2005 that we "did" Orkney festival...probably one of the best gigs we ever did...what a fantastic atmosphere that was...maybe they'll book us again!!!!

geoff turner(Roaring Forties)


sorry about the thread slip, Ali!!


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Jul 07 - 06:46 PM

feresh


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Jul 07 - 05:50 AM

sherref


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: rinso
Date: 31 Jul 07 - 09:19 AM

Fresher?


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Alio
Date: 31 Jul 07 - 11:45 AM

I'll let you off Geoff (sorry we didn't get chance to chat over the weekend) - and all you dyslexic people out there!! How many permutations are there I wonder?

Ali x


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Vin2
Date: 01 Aug 07 - 08:16 AM

Depends on which tea bags you use!


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: GUEST,old git
Date: 01 Aug 07 - 11:25 AM

and how adventurous your hairdresser is!


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Alio
Date: 02 Aug 07 - 03:55 AM

Twits - you 2!!! xx


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: SiobhanN
Date: 02 Aug 07 - 09:34 AM

Hi Ali


RE: "Thanks Chris and Siobhan - I'm playing your track from the residents Lounge CD tomorrow evening on Sounds of Folk by the way. Good album! (Bothy Folk Club CD) Perhaps you could come along one Monday and sing / play live?"


Thanks for that, Ali. That'd be great. We'll be in touch very soon.

Best wishes
C&S
xx


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From: GUEST
Date: 03 Aug 07 - 06:29 AM


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Vin2
Date: 03 Aug 07 - 06:41 AM

Ali, are there any 10th Saddleworth t/shirts (xlarge) left and how can i get one. I'll be at the fundraising gig in Shaw in November all being well so maybe collect one from there if i drop a reminder nearer the time??


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Alio
Date: 04 Aug 07 - 03:41 AM

Hi Vin,

Not sure - I think there are only Large left, but I'll ask Hilary. (at this pint, I should add "I'm sure that would be big enough"!!!!)Yes, remind me nearer the time please - my memory isn't what it used to be!!

Ali x


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: nutty
Date: 04 Aug 07 - 07:14 AM

I know what you mean about memories Ali.(GRIN)


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Alio
Date: 04 Aug 07 - 06:51 PM

And it should have read "point", not "pint" - I've only been on wine tonight!!

Ali


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Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
From: Vin2
Date: 06 Aug 07 - 08:22 AM

Cheers Ali. I'll send a reminder nearer the time - large may be ok - i'll have to cut down on the 'points' :-).

Oh and i have a slight criticism about the festival cd - you're not on it! Why it's an outrage!!

You're gonna have to put out a single for the 11th to make up for it. Maybe a live recording duet with Geoff with a backing chorus of the 'survivors night' crowd - now that would be something to 'roll home' to eh?


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