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Shrewsbury Festival 2007 - what's on?

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GUEST,Kampervan 07 Jul 07 - 05:11 AM
GUEST,Alan Surtees 07 Jul 07 - 05:56 AM
John J 07 Jul 07 - 06:15 AM
GUEST,Kampervan 07 Jul 07 - 07:21 AM
GUEST,MC Fat 07 Jul 07 - 08:53 AM
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GUEST,MC Fat 09 Jul 07 - 06:34 AM
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GUEST,penfold 10 Jul 07 - 06:03 AM
GUEST,Sandra 10 Jul 07 - 04:00 PM
GUEST,Sandra 10 Jul 07 - 04:06 PM
GUEST,Sandra 07 Aug 07 - 04:31 AM
GUEST,kampervan 11 Aug 07 - 05:18 AM
Les in Chorlton 12 Aug 07 - 03:48 AM
Mr Red 12 Aug 07 - 05:47 AM
GUEST,Sandra 12 Aug 07 - 11:32 AM
Les in Chorlton 12 Aug 07 - 12:55 PM
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Les in Chorlton 14 Aug 07 - 03:21 AM
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Les in Chorlton 15 Aug 07 - 02:57 AM
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muppitz 16 Aug 07 - 07:11 AM
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Subject: Shrewsbury Folk Festival
From: GUEST,Alan Surtees
Date: 26 May 07 - 07:21 AM

You will be happy to know all licenses are in place, artists confirmed and every aspect of the event is rolling along at a great pace. Please check out the web site; there are many Line Up additions and sadly one loss. Patrick Street will not make it this year but we have already invited them to the 2008 festival.

We have sessions scheduled for The Wheatsheaf (in the High Street) and mini concerts and sessions at the Bird in Hand (close to the site and regular home for folk sessions in Shrewsbury) there will be a major weekend session on site in the Members Pavilion (were we had the stewards party). The Woodman (again close to the site and a real ale hot spot)is keen to have sessions. Two of the pubs we used last year are also keen to have sessions; The Boathouse (near to the Quarry) which many of the Morris sides will use this year, and the Anchor in Frankwell.

There will be more dance sites this year including the Quarry, The High Street (outside the Wheatsheaf), the Square, outside St Alkmunds Church, the Castle grounds and, of course, on site.

The Folk Club, singarounds, small concerts, workshops and open mic sessions will all be on site this year.

We will have more events than ever including a new venue "The Big Shed" which will be organised by young people for young people.

There is loads more information on the web site and the festival blog.

All tickets are still available except Sunday which is now sold out.

See you August

All the Best

Alan


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Subject: Shrewsbury Festival - what's on?
From: GUEST,Kampervan
Date: 07 Jul 07 - 05:11 AM

Are there any details available of off-site venues for the Shrewsbury Festival?

I know there's a helluva line up on the showground, but it's nice to wander into town, soak a bit of local atmosphere/alcohol and have a bit of a sing in a folk-friendly pub with others of a like mind.

Here's to great weekend on the site.


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival - what's on?
From: GUEST,Alan Surtees
Date: 07 Jul 07 - 05:56 AM

Hello Kampervan

The festival will have organised sessions at lunch time in the Wheatsheaf in the High Street and lunch time/evening sessions and mini concerts at The Bird in Hand near to the festival site. The other folk friendly pubs are the Anchor (the one we used last year for mini concerts) and the Wheatsheaf in Frankwell. The Boathouse has also made an invitation to folkies for a session in their pub.

There will be sessions (non-stop I hope) on site in the Members Bar.

We will have our dancers out throughout the weekend and the Morris sides will probably eat (and drink) at the Boathouse (the pub over the footbridge by the Quarry Park)which they enjoyed so much last year.

As you know sessions are organic and we hope as many as possible start up throughout the town.

The festival will be running a free bus service into town (and back)from 9.00am until 6.00pm. It takes about 20 mins to walk and a little longer to stagger.

Please pray for sunshine.

See you all there.....All the Best ..Alan


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival - what's on?
From: John J
Date: 07 Jul 07 - 06:15 AM

Thanks for the info Alan. Given the long range weather forecast and the location of the campsite, what's the situation regarding potential flooding?

John


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival - what's on?
From: GUEST,Kampervan
Date: 07 Jul 07 - 07:21 AM

Shame on you for even asking such a question JohnJ.

The potential for flooding is absolutely zero, cos the sun is going to be shining all weekend - it is a Bank Holiday after all!

(But it would be nice to know if there are going to be tractors and 4 wheel drives on standby to drag us out if necessary)

K/van


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival - what's on?
From: GUEST,MC Fat
Date: 07 Jul 07 - 08:53 AM

Which pub will grace our presence then Kampervan ?


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival - what's on?
From: GUEST,Kampervan
Date: 07 Jul 07 - 09:08 AM

Well, I figure to start with the one that's closest to the campsite and take it from there.

Might be tempted further afield on the promise of a really good session, but why walk any further than you need to?

Aiming to arrive Friday pm. Bigbird will be in the green meanie with my tent somewhere in the vicinity and a couple of cases of Shepherd Neame,s finest somewhere close.

See you there MC

K/van


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival - what's on?
From: GUEST,MC Fat
Date: 08 Jul 07 - 06:48 AM

Looking forward to it. Supose it's that namby pamby southern poofter jessy beer called Spitfire !!!


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival - what's on?
From: GUEST,MC Fat
Date: 09 Jul 07 - 06:34 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival - what's on?
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Jul 07 - 10:03 AM

What does it mean when someone posts -'Refresh'?


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival - what's on?
From: GUEST,x
Date: 09 Jul 07 - 10:18 AM

It stops the thread falling off the bottom of the page, as a new posting (even completely blank) will take the thread to the top. Potentially keeps the discussion going.


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival - what's on?
From: Fliss
Date: 10 Jul 07 - 05:46 AM

Thnaks for the info on pub events and sessions. Id been asked by several Shrewsbury residents about this.

Have been handing out the flyers you sent me round friends and places.

cheers fliss


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival - what's on?
From: GUEST,penfold
Date: 10 Jul 07 - 06:03 AM

There's an interesting post about an 'improvers session' on the Shrewsbury Festival's blog

http://www.shrewsburyfolkfestival.blogspot.com/

This seems like a really good idea that could be a success if managed and promoted properly


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival - what's on?
From: GUEST,Sandra
Date: 10 Jul 07 - 04:00 PM

http://ww.thesession.org/discussions/display/14377

There is loads of comments about the improvers sessions on the above site.

One thing it doesn't say is that one Improvers Session is for 12-25 year olds and another one is for any age. I can see that this is going to be popular and something we may need to expand next year. Please see out Tune Book on the festival web site. Thanks Izzy for organising this - I'll buy you a pint!

I am just putting the final touches to the workshop programme - when it is complete I'll get it put on the festival web site.

tra for now
Sandra


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival - what's on?
From: GUEST,Sandra
Date: 10 Jul 07 - 04:06 PM

obviously that should have been 'our' and not 'out' Tune Book


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival - what's on?
From: GUEST,Sandra
Date: 07 Aug 07 - 04:31 AM

We have about 35 workshops including Scottish small pipes, Appalachian flatfootin', accordion, fiddle, longsword, guitar, harmony, melodeon, funky junk percussion, North West Morris and hamboning etc. etc.

Plus 2 improvers sessions for people who want to play in music sessions and need a bit more confidence - there is a tunebook available to download which is specifically designed to help in these sessions.

Full workshops programme has now been added to the SFF web site

only 17 days to go......


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival - what's on?
From: GUEST,kampervan
Date: 11 Aug 07 - 05:18 AM

How about a workshop on 'ale conning'?

I'd be there.


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival 2007 - what's on?
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 12 Aug 07 - 03:48 AM

Who's beer will be available on-site?

I know this is picky but will it be casked or keg?

Will any interesting bottled beers be available?

Cheers


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival 2007 - what's on?
From: Mr Red
Date: 12 Aug 07 - 05:47 AM

ceilidhs listed on cresby.com

tunebook Sandra refers to. but can't find the list of workshops yet. Maybe in the tunebook.
Sandra - Joy is thinking of doing the whole day to justify the day ticket (AND that's another thing) so she needs to know when the Saturday session/confidence w/s might be. I may be on duty and drummers never practice anyway.

(ducks and runs for cover)


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival 2007 - what's on?
From: GUEST,Sandra
Date: 12 Aug 07 - 11:32 AM

You will find the tunebook about half way down the left hand column on the web site. That's the column with all the page options.


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival 2007 - what's on?
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 12 Aug 07 - 12:55 PM

The tune book is an excellent idea and full of good tunes. I think I will go and spoil the peace and quiet outside by playing a few.

Any news on the beer?


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival 2007 - what's on?
From: GUEST,kab
Date: 13 Aug 07 - 06:45 AM

bump


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival 2007 - what's on?
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 14 Aug 07 - 03:21 AM

Thanks guest. We went to Wheaton Aston Festival. A small but excellent event which was amply supplied with good cask ale and all sorts of excellent music.

Looking forward to Shrewsbury lets hope the Seven stays in its place!

Thanks again


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival 2007 - what's on?
From: GUEST,Sandra
Date: 14 Aug 07 - 03:13 PM

right here we go!

Beer - all from Shrewsbury Breweries supplied by Robin Beddoes (the Woodman Inn) well know locally for good quality real ale and folk music sessions Thursday nights.

Hobsons - recently awarded 'Beer of the Year'
Hanbys
Woods
Six Bells
Three Tons
Salopian

95% of the beer will be cask

Ciders will be from Shropshire and Herefordshire.

There will be three bars on-site - the members bar, the beer tent and inside the dance tent.

Alongside the real ale there will be some John Smiths, Fosters and 1664 available in the members bar.

roll on!

I hope that appeals to all pallets.

see you in ten days!!!


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival 2007 - what's on?
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 15 Aug 07 - 02:57 AM

Sandra, how wonderful, thank you for unearthing such reassuring news. It's clearly worth coming for the beer alone! But no more than the music deserves.

Cheers, so to speak, Les


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival 2007 - what's on?
From: Kampervan
Date: 15 Aug 07 - 05:10 AM

Thanks for the above info. V.useful.

But the Members bar is for the members of what? and how do you get to join?

And would they let me join anyway; and would I want to join anything that would let me join?

Either it all sounds very good and I'm looking forward to the weekend.


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival 2007 - what's on?
From: GUEST,Sandra
Date: 15 Aug 07 - 08:24 AM

have no fear - the Members Bar is open to all at the festival.

hic


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival 2007 - what's on?
From: Kampervan
Date: 15 Aug 07 - 09:13 AM

Aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. No worries then. Here's to a dry, (climatically-speaking),but well-lubricated festival.

And a bit of good music too, I shouldn't wonder.


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival 2007 - what's on?
From: GUEST,Sandra
Date: 15 Aug 07 - 09:22 AM

I'll drink to that...


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival 2007 - what's on?
From: Fliss
Date: 15 Aug 07 - 01:56 PM

Ive found my Mudcat badge... so hopefully some of you will come and speak to me.

Camping from the Thursday. Really looking forward to the festival. Will have to see if there are any of the workshops I can go to.

Fliss


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival 2007 - what's on?
From: Trevor
Date: 16 Aug 07 - 06:49 AM

Can't wait!


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival 2007 - what's on?
From: muppitz
Date: 16 Aug 07 - 07:11 AM

I have no badge but I'll be slaving away in the Moor & Coast tent circa 10pm to last man standing (And also any time you lot max out on Whitby Cod and create mass queues around the site!) as usual, hope to be able to catch Kate Rusby and to see if Paul Brady is my cup of tea, I've been told he's good but have yet to see him!

I imagine I'll see some of you about!

muppitz
x


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival 2007 - what's on?
From: Fliss
Date: 16 Aug 07 - 04:37 PM

It will be good to have Moor & COast on the same site this year. The late night sing songs were a bit thin on the ground last year.

f


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival 2007 - what's on?
From: muppitz
Date: 17 Aug 07 - 07:59 AM

Me and Chris spent most of our time propping up the bar last year, sadly it'll be back to the grind and business as usual this time!

muppitz
x


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival 2007 - what's on?
From: GUEST,James
Date: 22 Aug 07 - 10:47 AM

Well there's only 2 days to go and no one has posted on here. Is anyone going?


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival 2007 - what's on?
From: Kampervan
Date: 22 Aug 07 - 10:57 AM

That's cos they're posting on the other Shrewsbury thread! '

i.e. Who's going to Shrewsbury'

See you there.


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival 2007 - what's on?
From: Mr Red
Date: 22 Aug 07 - 12:28 PM

anyone know what time the mid-day ceilidhs start?


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival 2007 - what's on?
From: Kampervan
Date: 22 Aug 07 - 12:31 PM

Around 1900andfastasleep


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival 2007 - what's on?
From: Mr Red
Date: 23 Aug 07 - 08:13 AM

Nah that's the stop time


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival 2007 - what's on?
From: Kampervan
Date: 23 Aug 07 - 08:27 AM

Oooopps, silly me!!!!


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival 2007 - what's on?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 23 Aug 07 - 09:27 AM

Mrs H will be seeking a fiddle workshop.

Will there be one?


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival 2007 - what's on?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 23 Aug 07 - 09:32 AM

could do with having all the Shrewsbury threads combined?


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival 2007 - what's on?
From: treewind
Date: 27 Aug 07 - 11:48 AM

Excellent festival!
We've been to Sidmouth, Dartmoor and Whitby too, and Shrewsbury (certainly from the point of view of performers with loads of instruments) takes the cake for best organization: stewards who couldn't be more helpful, easy access to all venues, reserved artist's parking and a perfect site with everything in the one large piece of ground, friendly atmosphere, lovely B&B hosts and even the weather was perfect! Can we come back next year please?

Anahata


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival 2007 - what's on?
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 27 Aug 07 - 03:20 PM

That Mary and Anahata were pretty good eh?

Not to mention pretty well everyone else

cheers


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival 2007 - what's on?
From: GUEST,ms lemon
Date: 27 Aug 07 - 05:02 PM

absolutely fabulous. Sandra, Allan, you and your stewards should be making merry now cos you got it right. I vote Best Fest of the year!!!

Sal


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival 2007 - what's on?
From: Trevor
Date: 28 Aug 07 - 03:01 AM

What a great weekend! Everything that they said.......

Show of Hands - fantastic as usual; Bellowhead - Wow! Managed to embarass my kids with uncontrollable jigging; Keith Donnelly - wet myself; The Wilsons - loved 'em; Salsa Celtica - fabbo; Steve Tilston - clever, crafted, great; Paul Brady - hmmmm, need to have a think, something not quite right.

We really enjoyed our couple of sets and, although we were way down the list, we were made to feel special at our local festival.

Thanks, Sandra, Alan and all, and can we come back again as well please?


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival 2007 - what's on?
From: GUEST,Kay and Fi, Cleeton St Mary
Date: 28 Aug 07 - 04:11 AM

Had a fab time, everything was soooo nice, great atmoshpere, felt like the stewards and caterers etc were enjoying themselves too and happy to serve us with big smiles and good conversation.

Best bit for me; Show of Hands, also Salsa Celtica and Bellowhead. Also Sea of Sound were great, especially Natalie! REALLY enjoyed Rapsquillion, great to see some local talent and the crowd enjoying the banter as well as the music. Also enjoyed the giggles Kieth Donnelly provided.

Great mix of entertainment, great atmosphere, loved it....more of the same next year please!!


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival 2007 - what's on?
From: GUEST,Kampervan
Date: 28 Aug 07 - 10:01 AM

Hi, just got back and I've got to echo the comments of everyone who's got on before me.

Fantastic festival, great organisation, brilliant stewarding, great performers.
I'll single out the Wilsons for a mention, cos no-one else has yet. Their concerts were amazing, but more than that, they were around for the whole time. At other peoples sessions and at singarounds. How their voices survived I don't know.

The only little niggle was a shortage of showers and if we could have more loos, a little more strategically placed. But that's trivial stuff in the great scheme of things.

Best festival in the U.K.? Well if they keep giving away free beer the way they did at Monday nights final fantastic singaround, then it's got to be serious contender.

Thank you to everyone involved. You're going to have a hard time beating that next year.

K/van


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival 2007 - what's on?
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Aug 07 - 10:17 AM

I totally agree the Wilsons were indeed 'BRILLIANT' all weekend, but their final concert spot was better than that! Great festival well done Alan,Sandra and the rest of the gang.


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Festival 2007 - what's on?
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Aug 07 - 11:40 AM

Queues for the showers? I had a shower every morning and briefly queued only once. Just long enough to drink my coffee and flick through the programme....in fact I probably queued longer for the coffee (but it was worth it for a proper americano!). I never once queued for a beer or to use the loo.

It was a brilliant festival....their decision to book 'unknowns' like Crooked Still, The Wailin Jennys and Richard Shindell was totally vindicated. Great selection of workshops too...I thought the 'setting up a PA system' one was particularly useful. More of the same next year please!

Well done to Alan, Sandra and everyone from the organising team. The stewards were brilliant, helpful and knowledgable. I'll be back next year...

gerry


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