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Folk on the Fylde

Jack Blandiver 26 Aug 07 - 11:25 AM
LesB 26 Aug 07 - 11:38 AM
Jack Blandiver 26 Aug 07 - 12:43 PM
GUEST,Penny Black 26 Aug 07 - 01:22 PM
GUEST,Santa 26 Aug 07 - 02:40 PM
Jack Blandiver 26 Aug 07 - 03:52 PM
GUEST,Penny Black 26 Aug 07 - 09:12 PM
Jack Blandiver 27 Aug 07 - 07:13 AM
GUEST,Penny Black 27 Aug 07 - 01:19 PM
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Subject: Folk on the Fylde (& beyond...)
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 26 Aug 07 - 11:25 AM

We'll be moving to the Fylde at the back end of September, so what Folk Clubs can we look forward to?? We're already well acquainted with the wonderful Fleetwood Folk Club at The Steamer - so anything elsewhere? Lytham St. Anne's? Blackpool? Kirkham? Preston? (Manchester? Lancaster?)


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Subject: RE: Folk on the Fylde
From: LesB
Date: 26 Aug 07 - 11:38 AM

Hi, Well you've got the Clarence in Blackpool, with guests every week & across the water in Southport (not that far, it's at the Preston side of Southport) there is my local club (for 42 yrs) The Bothy Folk Club. We have guests every other week with singers nights between. As for anywhere else, i'm sure someone more local than me will be able to help you.
Cheers
Les


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Subject: RE: Folk on the Fylde
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 26 Aug 07 - 12:43 PM

Thanks for that, Les - hopefully see you there at some point in the autumn...


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Subject: RE: Folk on the Fylde
From: GUEST,Penny Black
Date: 26 Aug 07 - 01:22 PM

You've got the Clarence (cheers Les) another regular (every Tuesday) session "Music, Songs, Poems and Pints (most important!) is at The Plough at Staining an easy going acoustic evening. Map Link


Pete


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Subject: RE: Folk on the Fylde
From: GUEST,Santa
Date: 26 Aug 07 - 02:40 PM

The Clarence on Wednesdays has already been mentioned: it was in Kirkham, then Lytham, now Blackpool. This is mainly a concert-based club with great guests, with ocassional singers nights. There is a session at the Falcon in Poulton on Wednesdays; there is a Acoustic Roots club at St Annes; there is a club in Preston on the A6, and others further inland. These are mainly singers nights with ocassional guests. The best thing to do is grab a copy of Folk North West to tell you the clubs, dates, programmes and contacts. The Cube in Kirkham has just started a monthly acoustic night - I know the Greens have attended but haven't make it myself yet.


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Subject: RE: Folk on the Fylde
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 26 Aug 07 - 03:52 PM

The joint is certainly jumping; looking forward to it.


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Subject: RE: Folk on the Fylde
From: GUEST,Penny Black
Date: 26 Aug 07 - 09:12 PM

Just to amend Santa's List:-

The Falcon in Poulton moved to The Plough in Staining 18month ago (link to The Plough above) due to a conflict over who could make the most noise The TV playing Football or the Musicians & Singers - not wanting the competition we all moved to the Plough - a lovely venue run by Ian Campbell (can't be bad with a name like that)

Acoustic Roots(Open Mic!) is at The Conservative Club in St Annes but is liable to close soon due to work being carried out on the venue (worth checking before traveling) - also just around the corner south of the pier there is an open mic night every Wednesday at The Brown Sugar.

For Fylde events pick up at copy of "Folking About" at the Clarence etc. when you're in one of them, it's updated every month and has list of local clubs, sessions, music shops, events etc and it's Free

Pete


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Subject: RE: Folk on the Fylde
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 27 Aug 07 - 07:13 AM

This has all got me rather excited; if all goes to plan we'll be around the singarounds / open mic sessions at Fylde this year, hopefully starting at the Steamer on Friday noon which I believe you're doing, so look out for a big bloke with an ancient Hungarian zither (or a funny little Turkish fiddle) and his lovely wife with a sweetly beautiful voice... though goodness knows what sort of state we'll be in after our early start from Durham! And we've got the Durham Shakespeare the night before as well...

For more on me have a look at Sedayne CV


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Subject: RE: Folk on the Fylde
From: GUEST,Penny Black
Date: 27 Aug 07 - 01:19 PM

Big Bloke - maybe not compared to me :0) But Will keep an eye open, Hopefully you'll find the parking better than in Durham!

Hungarian zither. is that the one with a bit like a dulcimer then loads of chord/sympathetic strings? aka a citera

Pete


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Subject: RE: Folk on the Fylde
From: GUEST,Santa
Date: 27 Aug 07 - 03:13 PM

Sorry about the confusion re the Falcon, but if you want to know more about the Fylde why not ask Edain at the next Durham night? She's sandgrown.....


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Subject: RE: Folk on the Fylde
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 27 Aug 07 - 04:37 PM

Yes it's a CITERA
, though all the non-melody strings are drones (over 2.5 octaves) rather than chords (so pretty unsympathetic I'd say...)

No sandgrown girls at the Shakespeare Thursday singaround; perhaps you mean the Horseplay Dun Cow session (also Thursday!) ?


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Subject: RE: Folk on the Fylde
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 27 Aug 07 - 04:41 PM

Make that CITERA


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Subject: RE: Folk on the Fylde
From: GUEST,Santa
Date: 27 Aug 07 - 06:26 PM

She was at the Colpits, followed it to the replacement Belmont-way, and has been to the latest site - I forget the name but thought the Shakepeare was right. More in the centre and near the Cathedral? Perhaps she isn't as regular as she used to be. She'll be at Fylde.


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Subject: RE: Folk on the Fylde
From: GUEST,Penny Black
Date: 27 Aug 07 - 08:25 PM

citera - thanks for the info - I bought one many years ago but never did anything with it (must be buried in the music room somewhere!) - hopefully I get to hear you play it on Friday?

John & I are both Sand Grown Nuns! :0)

PB


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Subject: RE: Folk on the Fylde
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 28 Aug 07 - 06:44 AM

This is a puzzler for sure; Rachel & I actually met at The Colpitts during The Glory Days (she'd worked out an amazing harmony to my rendering of Poor Old Horse long before we'd actually spoke to one another!) though for one reason or other we were absent from 2000 (The Boden Years as it turns out) until May 2005 by which time it had moved up to The Grange Foundry (actually Gilesgate but getting on Belmont way). Earlier this year we moved to The Shakespeare, in the centre of Durham as you say, & have been thriving ever since, but I don't know anyone called Edain - unless I know her by another name of course. We've got a Kirkham lass who does a fine line in English Civil War songs...


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Subject: RE: Folk on the Fylde
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 28 Aug 07 - 06:58 AM

Oh, and I'll certainly have the citera on Friday - I'm working on Blue Eyed Mountain Queen right now...

Rachel was brought up in Fleetwood & her dad has been going to the Fylde Festival since it began, taking Rachel & her sister Kath along as nippers. - needless to say, like their dad, both are fine singers. I fell in love with the place subsequent to falling love with Rachel, who starts work in Blackpool at the beginning of October, hence her return to the Fylde, bringing her North Shields born husband with her. We make regular trips over there to visit her folks, and for the last year or so we've been trying to coincide with the Fleetwood Folk Club at The Steamer on Thursdays where a fine time is guaranteed.


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Subject: RE: Folk on the Fylde
From: GUEST,The black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 28 Aug 07 - 07:28 AM

You asked about Lancaster.
If you want some instrumental sessions try the Gregson centre, Tuesdays for Irish and Thursdays for everything else. We love strange instruments at the Thursday session, but don't expect things to start much before 9.30 in the evening.
And if you're into the Morris John O' Gaunt is looking for new dancers....


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Subject: RE: Folk on the Fylde
From: GUEST,Santa
Date: 28 Aug 07 - 08:18 AM

That's Nicky. I presumed she used Edain to one and all at Durham, as on Mudcat, so apologies for the confusion. She has taken both her mum and I (separately) to the Grange Foundry.


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Subject: RE: Folk on the Fylde
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 28 Aug 07 - 09:29 AM

Problem solved; Nicky indeed it is - the other week she sang Kipling's Young British Soldier so beautifully I was almost in tears. So when were you at The Grange Foundry? Chances are Rachel & I were there too, although it used to get a tad frosty up there at times - hence the move to the Shakespeare which has certainly warmed things up a bit, especially when Nicky and her pals are in.

Thanks for the info on Lancaster - Thursday sounds like our sort of thing... certainly before the year's out anyway...

Any storytelling at all?


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Subject: RE: Folk on the Fylde
From: Santa
Date: 28 Aug 07 - 02:50 PM

Last June, we think, before the graduation. Warmer climes. She's been singing Young British Soldier for some years.

Not aware of any storytelling, normally Taffy Thomas is imported for such at the late lamented Lancaster Maritime Festival. John at the Clarence has a line in Lancashire monologues, but that's about as far as it goes. It will be good to hear some Northumbrian ones.


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Subject: RE: Folk on the Fylde
From: GUEST,Penny Black
Date: 05 Sep 07 - 12:17 PM

Greetings - great meeting and hearing you both at Fylde et al.

Quick update for yourselves and anyone else interested in sessions in the Fylde.

The Brown Sugar mentioned earlier, unfortunately has closed, I heard yesterday - due to financial difficulties of the Restaurant management, so Cross it off the list for the moment until they (The Music Session) find a new venue - anyone with ideas for the Open Mic to move to in the St Annes area please post here and I'll pass them on.

Pete (PB)


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Subject: RE: Folk on the Fylde
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 06 Sep 07 - 05:36 AM

Likewise, Pete - a fine time had by all, ear bockages notwithstanding; & The Steamer's certainly gone up a notch or two under the new management...


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