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Monday evenings - North of England

sleepyjon 02 Oct 07 - 08:28 AM
nutty 02 Oct 07 - 08:31 AM
Gedpipes 02 Oct 07 - 08:39 AM
Betsy 02 Oct 07 - 08:52 AM
GUEST,Wayne 02 Oct 07 - 03:33 PM
Dave the Gnome 03 Oct 07 - 08:08 AM
greg stephens 03 Oct 07 - 10:00 AM
GUEST,Peter - Stockport 03 Oct 07 - 10:03 AM
Mr Happy 03 Oct 07 - 10:12 AM
nutty 03 Oct 07 - 10:23 AM
Mr Happy 03 Oct 07 - 10:31 AM
nutty 03 Oct 07 - 11:20 AM
greg stephens 03 Oct 07 - 11:25 AM
John J 03 Oct 07 - 02:05 PM
The Doctor 03 Oct 07 - 02:14 PM
Dave the Gnome 04 Oct 07 - 01:21 PM
nutty 04 Oct 07 - 03:07 PM
The Sandman 04 Oct 07 - 03:25 PM
Dave the Gnome 04 Oct 07 - 04:29 PM
nutty 04 Oct 07 - 06:18 PM
greg stephens 05 Oct 07 - 07:24 AM
The Sandman 05 Oct 07 - 08:14 AM
Mr Happy 05 Oct 07 - 08:55 AM
The Sandman 05 Oct 07 - 08:59 AM
Mr Happy 05 Oct 07 - 09:05 AM
mandotim 05 Oct 07 - 11:24 AM
r.padgett 05 Oct 07 - 12:37 PM
Bainbo 05 Oct 07 - 04:01 PM
GUEST,Dave P sans biscuit 05 Oct 07 - 05:25 PM
greg stephens 06 Oct 07 - 06:42 AM
sleepyjon 07 Oct 07 - 12:35 PM
Herga Kitty 07 Oct 07 - 01:34 PM
fiddler 07 Oct 07 - 03:09 PM
mandotim 08 Oct 07 - 03:14 AM
Mark Dowding 08 Oct 07 - 06:36 AM
stallion 08 Oct 07 - 11:03 AM
Mr Happy 08 Oct 07 - 11:08 AM
Betsy 09 Oct 07 - 04:05 AM
sleepyjon 12 Oct 07 - 03:04 PM
GUEST,tutti flutti 13 Oct 07 - 07:52 AM
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GUEST 13 Oct 07 - 08:28 AM
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Mr Happy 13 Oct 07 - 09:31 AM
sleepyjon 20 Oct 07 - 05:20 AM
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Subject: Monday evenings - North of England
From: sleepyjon
Date: 02 Oct 07 - 08:28 AM

I've a rare opportunity - traveling from somewhere near Edinburgh to somewhere near Oxford on Monday 22 October but able to take it easy and stop over somewhere sort of half way. Anyone know a good venue broadly anywhere between say the line of the A66 and that of the M62 for an evening's music with some singing, and a touch of the traditional (but I'll not be obsessive!). If I really hit the jackpot it'll be in a quaint Olde Worlde pub with fine beer, where I can also get a room for the night, but all suggestions welcome!

Thanks in anticipation.

SJ


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: nutty
Date: 02 Oct 07 - 08:31 AM

The SUN INN at STOCKTON ON TEES is always worth a visit.

Can be got to very easily if you travel from Newcastle down the A19 rather than the A1.


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: Gedpipes
Date: 02 Oct 07 - 08:39 AM

You could try the Not the White Horse Folk club in Beverley
Cheers
Ged


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: Betsy
Date: 02 Oct 07 - 08:52 AM

Go with Nutty - the Sun Inn has hand-pulled Bass is known for miles and miles around for its quality.
Ron Angel runs the club, so what more d'y want ?


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: GUEST,Wayne
Date: 02 Oct 07 - 03:33 PM

The Owl in Rodley, Leeds has a singaround every Monday, from about 8:30pm. Check out the pub's website: www.theowlatrodley.co.uk or myspace site: www.myspace.com/theowlrodley.

It's a wide ranging evening musically but folkies are always very welcome.

Diolch

Wayne


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 03 Oct 07 - 08:08 AM

Swinton Folk Club

You will have also done some of the East/West as well as North/South then as an added bonus:-) Shame you are not travelling over the weekend as we have an all weekend bash then as well.

Phil Atkinson who will be helping run the all day Saturday singaround and session will be our guest on Monday as well. If he has recovered... :-P

Cheers

Dave


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: greg stephens
Date: 03 Oct 07 - 10:00 AM

A little further south than you wished for, but the Shroppie Fly in Audlem, Cheshire, could be the one for you, if you are coming down the M6.Turn off for Nantwich. Session in the bar, mainly singing, some tunes, pretty trad old fashioned pub in very old fashioned canal village(canal outside pub front door).Not sure if they have accommodation, if not the other two pubs are the Lord Combermere and the Bridge.
Let us know if you're coming, and I'll turn out to say hello.


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: GUEST,Peter - Stockport
Date: 03 Oct 07 - 10:03 AM

YOu could always call at the Red Bull Stockport, Monday Eve, Hand pumped Robinsons and good company!
Sing a round on the 22ND October, but usually a good night!

It's near Swinton if you made a weekend!
You could squeeze in the Open Door in Oldham on The Sunday as well.
Cheers
Peter


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: Mr Happy
Date: 03 Oct 07 - 10:12 AM

CHESHIRE        
Blue Monday Essential Songwriters Night:         Blue Cat Café, Stockport. 8:30 (01614 322117)
Bollington Folk Session:         Holly Bush, Palmerston St. Bollington Alt Mon 8:30 (01625 573073)
Farmers Arms Folk Session:         Farmers Arms, Hillbark Rd. Frankby, Wirral. 8:30 (01516 484444)
Fox & Barrel Jazz:         Fox & Barrel, Cotebrooke, nr Tarporley. 8:30 (01829 760529)
Mill Jazz:         Mill Hotel, Milton St. Chester. 8:00 (01244 350035)
Prospect Folk Club:         Prospect Inn, Weston Rd, Weston Village, nr Runcorn. 8:30 (01928 731567)
Red Bull Folk Club:         Red Bull, 14 Middle Hillgate, Stockport. 8:30 (01614 324142)
Shroppie Fly Folk Session:         Shroppie Fly, Audlem Wharf, Audlem. 8:30 (01270 812453)
Stormy Monday Acoustic Blues Jam:         The Railway, Mill Ln. Heatley, Lymm, 9:00 (07951 312914




LANCASHIRE        
Anti-Hoot Open Mic:         Star & Garter, Fairfield St. Manchester. 9:00 (01614 340451)
Bacup Folk Club:         Bacup Conservative Club, Irwell Terrace, Bacup, 8:00 (01706 872810)
Chorley Folk Session:         Swan With Two Necks, Hollinshead St. Chorley 8:30 (01257 275666)
Edgworth Folk Music Session:         Chetham Arms, High St. Chapel Town, Edgworth, nr. Bolton. 1st & 3rd Mon 8:45 (01204 852989)
Fishergate Acoustic Night:         Fishergate Inn, 52 Orrell Rd, Orrell, Wigan. 9:00 (01942 237441)
Four Fools Folk Club:         Crown Hotel, Platt Ln. Worthington, nr Standish, 8:15 (01257 263678)
Guest House Session:         Guest House, 16 Union St. Southport, 3rd Mon 8.15 (01519 245078)
Jazz Jam:         Matt & Phreds, 64 Tib St. Manchester Lst Mon 10:00 (01618 317002)
Room at The Top:         Red Lion, Ashbrow, nr Parbold. 8:45 (01257 464215)
Stanley Musicians Jam:         Stanley Club, Stanley St. Accrington. 8:30 (01254 233868)
Swinton Folk Club:         White Lion, 242 Manchester Rd. Swinton. 8:30 (01942 811527)
Triton Folk Club:         Aigburth People's Hall, Aigburth Vale, Liverpool. 8:30 (01514 862382)
Village Acoustic Jam:         Village Inn, Quarry St. Woolton Village, Liverpool. 8:30 (01514 288855)


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: nutty
Date: 03 Oct 07 - 10:23 AM

Hang on, you guys......

He's travelling from Edinburgh to Oxford.

By way of Lancashire and Cheshire?????

Now that really is sending him on a wild goose chase.


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: Mr Happy
Date: 03 Oct 07 - 10:31 AM

OK then, here's everywhere!!




Monday

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE


Tudor Folk Club:
White Hill Centre, White Hill, Chesham, 8:30 (01442 875127)

CAMBRIDGESHIRE


Bun Shop Sessions:
Bun Shop, Kings St. Cambridge 8:30 (01223 366866)

CHESHIRE


Blue Monday Essential Songwriters Night:
Blue Cat Café, Stockport. 8:30 (01614 322117)

Bollington Folk Session:
Holly Bush, Palmerston St. Bollington Alt Mon 8:30 (01625 573073)

Farmers Arms Folk Session:
Farmers Arms, Hillbark Rd. Frankby, Wirral. 8:30 (01516 484444)

Fox & Barrel Jazz:
Fox & Barrel, Cotebrooke, nr Tarporley. 8:30 (01829 760529)

Mill Jazz:
Mill Hotel, Milton St. Chester. 8:00 (01244 350035)

Prospect Folk Club:
Prospect Inn, Weston Rd, Weston Village, nr Runcorn. 8:30 (01928 731567)

Red Bull Folk Club:
Red Bull, 14 Middle Hillgate, Stockport. 8:30 (01614 324142)

Shroppie Fly Folk Session:
Shroppie Fly, Audlem Wharf, Audlem. 8:30 (01270 812453)

Stormy Monday Acoustic Blues Jam:
The Railway, Mill Ln. Heatley, Lymm, 9:00 (07951 312914)

CORNWALL


Lizard Session:
Top House, The Square, The Lizard, Helston 8:00 (01326 240182)

St Just Music Session:
Star Inn, Fore Street, St Just 9:00 (01736 788767)

COUNTY DURHAM


Locomotion One Folk Club:
Locomotion One, Heighington Station, Heighington Ln. Newton Aycliffe, 8:30 (01325 320132)

DERBYSHIRE


Buxton Session:
George Hotel, The Square, Buxton, 8:30 (01298 24711)

Celtic & Roots Acoustic Music Session:
George Hotel, The Square, Buxton. 8:30 (01298 24711)

Tideswell Irish Night:
Horse & Jockey, Tideswell. Lst Mon 8:30 (01298 871557)

DEVON


Hyde Folk Club:
Hyde Park Hotel, 88 Mutley Plain, Plymouth, Devon 8:00 (01752 661367)

DORSET


Albion Session:
Albion, Ringwood Road, Newtown, Poole. 2nd Tue 8:30 (01202 732197)

Bull Swing Session:
Bull Inn, Bridge, Sturminster Newton. 8:30 (01258 472435)

Cattistock Folky Session:
Fox & Hounds, Duck St. Cattistock. 2nd Mon 8:30 (01300 320777)

Royal Oak Folk:
Royal Oak, Milborne, St Andrew, 4th Mon 8:30 (01258 837371)

ESSEX


Barking Folk Club:
St Ethelberga Catholic Club, William St, Barking, London 8:30 (02085 547720)

Blackmore Folk Club:
The Bull, Church St. Blackmore Village. 1st & 3rd Mon 8:45 (07774 859758)

Colchester Folk Club:
Colchester Arts Centre, Church St. Colchester, 7:45 (01206 500900)

Waltham Abbey Folk Club:
Royal British Legion, Brooker Rd. Waltham Abbey, 8:30 (01920 870558)

GLOUCESTERSHIRE


Nova Scotia Folk Club:
Nova Scotia Inn, Nova Scotia Place, Cumberland Basin, Bristol 8:00 (07714 475585)

Stroud English Session:
Prince Albert, Rodborough, Stroud, 8:00 (01453 759475)

HAMPSHIRE


Candle Club Open Mic:
Talking Heads, 320 Portswood Rd. Southampton 8:30 (02380 678446)

Forest Folk:
North Boarhunt Social Club, Trampers Ln. North Boarhunt. 1st & 3rd Mon 8.00 (01329 833625)

HERTFORDSHIRE


Ashwell Session:
Rose & Crown, Ashwell, 1st Mon 8:30 (01462 743091)

KENT


Barge Folk Night:
The Barge, Layfield Rd. Gillingham. 9:00 (01634 850485)

Beacon Folk Club:
Beacon Hotel, Tea Garden Ln. Tunbridge Wells, 2nd & 4th Mon 8:00 (01892 782326)

Fleur De Lys Session Night:
128 Rochester Rd. Burham, Rochester 8:00 (01634 861193)

Greyhound Folk Club:
Greyhound, 77 Wheeler St. Maidstone. 2nd & 4th Mon 8:30 (01622 754032)

Nellies @ Tonbridge Guests Night:
Ivy House, High St. Tonbridge. 1st Mon 8:00 (01732 366857)

Open House Acoustic:
The Pilot, Upper Stone St. Maidstone, 1st 3rd & 5th Mon 8:30 (01622 693508)

Open House Acoustic Music Club:
Pilot, Upper Stone St. Maidstone 1st 3rd & 5th Mon 8:00 (01622 693508)

Sheppy Folk & Blues Club:
Liberty Hall, Minster, Sheppy. 8:30 (01795 872457)

LANCASHIRE


Anti-Hoot Open Mic:
Star & Garter, Fairfield St. Manchester. 9:00 (01614 340451)

Bacup Folk Club:
Bacup Conservative Club, Irwell Terrace, Bacup, 8:00 (01706 872810)

Chorley Folk Session:
Swan With Two Necks, Hollinshead St. Chorley 8:30 (01257 275666)

Edgworth Folk Music Session:
Chetham Arms, High St. Chapel Town, Edgworth, nr. Bolton. 1st & 3rd Mon 8:45 (01204 852989)

Fishergate Acoustic Night:
Fishergate Inn, 52 Orrell Rd, Orrell, Wigan. 9:00 (01942 237441)

Four Fools Folk Club:
Crown Hotel, Platt Ln. Worthington, nr Standish, 8:15 (01257 263678)

Guest House Session:
Guest House, 16 Union St. Southport, 3rd Mon 8.15 (01519 245078)

Jazz Jam:
Matt & Phreds, 64 Tib St. Manchester Lst Mon 10:00 (01618 317002)

Room at The Top:
Red Lion, Ashbrow, nr Parbold. 8:45 (01257 464215)

Stanley Musicians Jam:
Stanley Club, Stanley St. Accrington. 8:30 (01254 233868)

Swinton Folk Club:
White Lion, 242 Manchester Rd. Swinton. 8:30 (01942 811527)

Triton Folk Club:
Aigburth People's Hall, Aigburth Vale, Liverpool. 8:30 (01514 862382)

Village Acoustic Jam:
Village Inn, Quarry St. Woolton Village, Liverpool. 8:30 (01514 288855)

LINCOLNSHIRE


Boston Folk Club:
The Eagle, West St. Boston, 2nd Mon 8:30 (01205 363010)

Ep'th Folk:
Old School Inn, Battle Green, Epworth, nr Doncaster, Alt Mon, 8:30 (01427 872010)

Workhouse Folk & Blues Club:
Black Horse, Chapel Ln. Nettleham, Lincoln varied Mon Tue Wed 8:00 (01522 750702)

MIDDLESEX


Staines Folk & Blues Club:
The Bells, 124 Church St. Staines 8:00 (02088 979227)

NORTHUMBERLAND


Bridge Folk Club:
Bridge Hotel, Castle Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, 8:30 (01912 376249)

OXFORDSHIRE


Chipping Norton Folk Club:
Fox Hotel, Market Place, Chipping Norton 2nd Mon 8:30 (01993 823984)

Nettlebed Folk Club:
Village Club, High St. Nettlebed, 8:00 (01628 636620)

RUTLAND


Barrowden Folk Club:
Exeter Arms, Barrowden, Alt Mon 9:00 (01572 747247)

SCOTLAND


Blue Lamp Session:
Blue Lamp, Gallowgate, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire 9:00 (01224 647472)

Glenfarg Folk Club:
Glenfarg Hotel, Glenfarg, Perthshire. 8:00 (01577 830241)

Hebrides Acoustic Session:
The Hebrides, Market St. Edinburgh Midlothian 4:00 (01312 204213)

Martin's Singaround:
Royal Oak, 1 Infirmary St. Edinburgh, Midlothian 9:00 ( 01315 572976)

Sandy Bell's Session:
Sandy Bell's, 25 Forrest Rd, Edinburgh Midlothian 9:00 (01312 252751)

Stirling Folk Club:
Rugby Club, Bridgehaugh Park, Causewayhead Rd. Stirling, Stirlingshire 8:00 (01786 478866)

Tass Folk Session:
Tass, 1 High St. Edinburgh, Midlothian 8:30 (01315 566338)

SHROPSHIRE


Knockin Session:
Bradford Arms, Knockin, Oswestry Lst Mon 8:30 (01691 682358)

Red Lion Session:
Red Lion, High St. Cheswardine, 5th Mon 8:30 (01630 661429)

Tales at the Edge:
Wenlock Edge Inn, Much Wenlock, 8:30 (01694 771379)

SOMERSET


Priddy Session:
Queen Victoria, Pelting Drove, Priddy, Wells, Somerset 8:30 (01749 347357)

* Taunton Ukulele Strummers Club:
Old Inn, Bishop's Hull Rd, Bishop's Hull, , Taunton 7:30 (01823 284728)

STAFFORDSHIRE


Ash Folk Session:
Ash Inn, Mow Cop Rd. Mow Cop, Stoke-on-Trent, 8:30 (01782 513167)

Horse & Jockey Folk Session:
Horse & Jockey, Tamworth Rd. Lichfield. 8:30 (01543 262924)

* Wetley Rocks Session:
Powys Arms, Wetley Rocks, 8:30 (01782 326688)

Wilkes Head Session:
Wilkes Head, Saint Edwards St. Leek. 8:30 (01538 383616)

Willenhall Folk Club:
Brown Jug, Sandbeds Rd. Short Heath, Willenhall. 8:30 (01922 407041)

SURREY


Croydon Folk Club:
Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Rd. Croydon, 8:00 (02086 985322)

SUSSEX


* Brighton Singaround:
Lord Nelson, Trafalgar St, Brighton 8:30 (01273 695872)

Glynde Tunes Session:
Trevor Arms, Glynde, Lewes, 2nd Mon 8:00 (01273 858208)

Pond Irish Tunes:
The Pond, 49 Gloucester Road, Brighton 9:00 (01273 621400)

Shoreham Session:
Bridge Inn, High St, Shoreham By Sea, 2nd Mon 9:00 (01273 452477)

WALES


Bangor Welsh Session:
Nelson, Beach Road, Bangor, Caernarfonshire. 2nd Mon 8:30 (01248 712305)

Conwy Folk Club:
Malt Loaf Pub, Rosehill St. Conwy, Caernarfonshire. 8:30 (01492 877324)

Open Mic Night:
Central Station & Yales, 15-17 Hill St. Wrexham, Denbighshire. 8:30 (01978 311857)

WARWICKSHIRE


Quigley's Music Session:
Quigley's, Albert St. Rugby. 8:30 (01788 571315)

WESTMORLAND


Dicky Doodles Acoustic Jam Night:
Dicky Doodles, Yard 2, Strickland Gate, Kendal, 8:30 (01539 738480)

WILTSHIRE


Devizes Folk Club:
Lamb Inn, St Johns St. Devizes. 8:00 (01380 726597)

George English Music Session:
The George, 67 Woolley St. Bradford-On-Avon 2nd & 4th Mon 8.30 (01225 863762)

WORCESTERSHIRE


Katie's Open Mic:
Katie Fitzgerald's, 187 Enville St. Wollaston, Stourbridge, 8:30 (01384 374410)

Shallows Session:
Red Lion, Brettell Ln. Stourbridge, 8:30 (01562 700727)

YORKSHIRE


Barnsley Folk Club:
Shaw Inn, Shaw St. Barnsley. 8:30 (01226 246582)

Bluegrass & Country:
Red House, Solly St. Sheffield 2nd Mon 8:00 (01142 727926)

Booitstrap Folk Club:
Commercial, Station Rd, Chapel Town, Sheffield, 8:30 (01142 840344)

Bridge Inn Session:
Bridge Inn, Priest Ln. Ripponden, 8:30 (01422 822595)

Dog & Partridge Session:
Dog & Partridge, Trippet Ln. Sheffield, 8:30 (01142 490888)

Fagan's Folk:
Fagan's, Broad Ln. Sheffield, 8:30 (01142 728430)

Folk At The Reindeer:
The Reindeer, Grove St. Penley, York 8:30 (01904 633521)

Gardener's Tunes & Songs:
Gardener's Rest, 105 Neepsend Ln. Sheffield, 8:30 (01142 724978)

Gift Horse Storytellers:
Old Queen's Head, 40 Pond Hill, Sheffield, Lst Mon 8:30 (01142 661158)

Kirby Malzeard Folk Club:
Henry Jenkins, Main St. Kirby Malzeard, Rippon, 1st Mon 8:30 (01765 658794)

Nellie's Folk:
Nellie Dene's, Chantry Bridge, Rotherham 4th Mon 8:30 (01709 382478)

New Barrack Songs & Tunes:
New Barrack Tavern, Penistone Rd. Sheffield, 1st Mon 8:30 (01142 349148)

Ridgeway Folk Club:
Queen's Head, Main Rd. Ridgeway, Sheffield, 2nd Mon 8:30 (01142 891159)

Scarborough Tune & Song Session:
Merchant, Eastborough, Scarborough, 9.00 (01723 351426)

White Horse Folk Club:
White Horse Inn, 22 Hengate, Beverley, 8:00 (01482 823743)


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: nutty
Date: 03 Oct 07 - 11:20 AM

I forgot about Barnsley ... Ray Padgett's club

Just a stones throw from the M1 ..... very convenient.


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: greg stephens
Date: 03 Oct 07 - 11:25 AM

Personally, re a previous post, I would have thought the M6 an eminently sensible route from Edinburgh to Oxford.I'd certainly go that way
A702 M74/A74 M6 M5 M42 M40.


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: John J
Date: 03 Oct 07 - 02:05 PM

The Railway at Heatley, near Lymm is (hopefully only temporarily)closed.

JJ


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: The Doctor
Date: 03 Oct 07 - 02:14 PM

All these lists have missed a very good session for singers and instrumentalists at The Swan at Addingham, just past Ilkley off the A65.


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 04 Oct 07 - 01:21 PM

Spot on, Greg! Just checked out both the RAC and the AA who give the exact route that you did. Takes you through the Lake District, Lancashire and Cheshire but, odd as it may seem to those who believe it is the centre of the universe, nowhere near Yorkshire:-) Obviously the more sensible of us agree...

Sorry, Nutty. Good attempt at Yorkist propeganda but no prize for map reading:-P

:D
(Ducking for cover and hiding)


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: nutty
Date: 04 Oct 07 - 03:07 PM

Nothing to do with Yorkist propoganda Dave.
I just assumed that any sane person would want to avoid the M6.


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: The Sandman
Date: 04 Oct 07 - 03:25 PM

Go to Stockton,VIA AI.


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 04 Oct 07 - 04:29 PM

The M6? The road that runs through the length of the most beautiful place in England between the Scottish borders and Lancaster? And then sails it's elegant way through Gods own country until it reaches the Midlands? Why would any sane person want to avoid that, nutty?

I think you must be getting mixed up with the M1;-)

Check the traffic stats and closures of both M'ways and You will find the M6 is staticaly better as well as the shorter and quicker route. Of course we could always send SJ via the Vale of York and the Yorkshire Dales but the downside of that is that he would then have to go via Bradford or Leeds. If he wanted to spend 12 hours or so in the car of course...

:D


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: nutty
Date: 04 Oct 07 - 06:18 PM

Sorry Dave have to disagree

Granted the M6 does pass through some beautiful countryside you can only appreciate it as a passenger.

As a driver all you ever see is the car/van/lorry in front, as the volume of traffic is so heavy you never dare to take your eyes off the road.


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: greg stephens
Date: 05 Oct 07 - 07:24 AM

OK Nutty, give us your best route from Edinburgh to Oxford, I'm always game for variety. I only said what I consider the good way, I'm willing to be persuaded.
Personally,I think the Yorkshire exponents here are being seduced by the widespread belief that, becaue Edinburgh is in the east, it ought to connect up with Yorkshire and the M1. Well, it is, and it does, in a way.You have to remember that Edinburgh is far from being an eastern town in absolute terms, though it is on the east side of Scotland.The thing is, it is actually west of Carlisle. Carlisle and Lancashire has always been a good route into England from Scotland: favoured by Robert the Bruce, the 1715 Jacobites, the 1745 Jacobites, Glaswegians with cans of lager on trains en route for Blackpool and Morecambe, etc etc.


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: The Sandman
Date: 05 Oct 07 - 08:14 AM

avoid motorways,if you have to use a motorway have citizens band radio,get information from lorry drivers,as to where hold ups are,that is what I used to do,when I was gigging alot in England ,now I use public transport .FROM EDINBURGH
Use A68,then a1m at darlington pickup m1 at leeds that takes you to northampton,take A43,bypassBrackley,PICK UPM41 atjunction 10that takes you to Oxford.imo much better route.Dick Miles


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: Mr Happy
Date: 05 Oct 07 - 08:55 AM

'............imo much better route.Dick Miles'

Oh, not ' air miles ' then?




I'll just get me coat! 8-)


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: The Sandman
Date: 05 Oct 07 - 08:59 AM

no,for more infohttp://www.dickmiles.com


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: Mr Happy
Date: 05 Oct 07 - 09:05 AM

Nice site Dick!

btw, no offence intended!


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: mandotim
Date: 05 Oct 07 - 11:24 AM

You'd be most welcome at the Wilkes Head, St Edwards Street, Leek, Staffs. About 15 miles from the M6, and a cracking session with excellent beer.
Tim


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: r.padgett
Date: 05 Oct 07 - 12:37 PM

Jeez!

Barnsley folk club every Monday, music session 8 til 9pm and then singaround and acoustic til 11.30 ish!

Jct 37 M1 3/4 mile and no detours to flippin Wales!

Got to be favourite!

Ray


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: Bainbo
Date: 05 Oct 07 - 04:01 PM

A good singaround club at the Smiths Arms, Lumley, in County Durham. Couldn't be handier for the A1, good beer, olde-worlde pub, but doesn't do accommodtion, sadly.


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: GUEST,Dave P sans biscuit
Date: 05 Oct 07 - 05:25 PM

Just came down from Newcastle back to Manchester via A1/M1/M62 and, as usual, Leeds was absolutely shite - Tail to tail all the the way from Weatherby to past Bradford. Added an hour to the journey. 3.5 hours - A69, M6, M61 usualy takes 3 although it is 50 miles longer!

Dick is right of course - Using public transport is better but have you seen the daft things that happen on the railways? Look it up yourself, Going from Manchester to Newcastle via London is half the price of the direct route. Honestly! You have to but the tickets seperately but it does work believe it or not.

Cheers

Dave


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: greg stephens
Date: 06 Oct 07 - 06:42 AM

I have just tried drawing a beeline(or possibly a crowline) on the map from Edinburgh to Oxford. It only shaves the corner of Yorkshire in the Ingleton region. Basically, it's Cumbria and Lancashire that it goes through, as us west-of-the-Pennines types have been pointing out. Forget about your Leeds and Bradford and Durham stuff. Go West,Young Man!


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: sleepyjon
Date: 07 Oct 07 - 12:35 PM

Fantastic! - what a great response - not sure if I should cancel the trip while I research the websites of every place mentioned or merely extend it indefinitely and try them all!

Mr Happy - that's a tremendous resource you have there - is it your own or is it available one some site somewhere (I'm assuming it will also cover the other days of the week as well)? I particularly liked the selection of venues in Lancashire - I grew up there (in Standish, totally unheard of until the arrival of junction 27 on the road we love to hate) so I'm quite tempted to trip down memory lane.

But I'm also rather tempted by Leek (thanks mandotim) even though it's a bit further south than my original spec - I seem to remember that the Derby-Ashbourne-Leek-Macclesfield road was the pretty route in days gone by (ie before the early M6 was joined through to the M1).

Thanks to all who replied - keep 'em coming.

SJ


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 07 Oct 07 - 01:34 PM

Herga Folk Club in Middlesex - quite handy for M40 to Oxford! HA5 3TJ

Herga folk club

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: fiddler
Date: 07 Oct 07 - 03:09 PM

I'd reccomend Stockton and Monday!

I just live too far a away in Berkshire!

One of the best singers and whistle players in the country is resident there! Ron Angel.

Tell em Betsy!

Andy


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: mandotim
Date: 08 Oct 07 - 03:14 AM

Jon; the road you mention certainly is a pretty route; I know, I live just off that road halfway between Leek and Ashbourne. If you do come that way, watch out for speed cameras; there are 19 of them in the 13 miles between Leek and Ashbourne alone, including 5 in the tiny village of Waterhouses.
Tim


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: Mark Dowding
Date: 08 Oct 07 - 06:36 AM

If Standish is your neck of the woods then the club I run on a Monday night isn't far away - The Room at the Top FC at Newburgh about 3 miles away from J27 - A5209 towards Parbold - Newburgh's the next village past Parbold

Cheers
Mark


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: stallion
Date: 08 Oct 07 - 11:03 AM

York would be an obvious stop over if one was using public transport but sadly i don't think the Reindeer session survived the change of landlord other than that Monday is the only mid week day that there isn't a folkie thing on, Sunday session in the Golden Ball and Tuesday session in the Maltings, both within easy walking distance of the railway station.


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: Mr Happy
Date: 08 Oct 07 - 11:08 AM

sleepyjon,

the info's from here:http://myspace.virgin.net/h.armstrong/index.htm




& it also covers all the others days too.

Hope this helps


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: Betsy
Date: 09 Oct 07 - 04:05 AM

Right Sleepyjon - reveal ALL.


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: sleepyjon
Date: 12 Oct 07 - 03:04 PM

Well, I guess it's make-your-mind-up time.

Stockton was the early front runner - with several later supporters - and I followed various links to Ron Angel's site - nice tracks! great voice! - seriously tempting! - but defeated by the geography in the end (I'm starting west of Edinburgh and ending west of Oxford; I laid a pencil point to point on the map and it was freakily close to the M6. (BTW, supporters of the Sun Inn might like to google it (link to beerintheevening.com - you wouldn't go there if this was all you knew! Some counter-posting needed I think.)

Strongly tempted to ignore the family summons and stop off at Swinton for the whole weekend!

Liked the sound of the Shroppie Fly - particularly its waterside location - but could find no trace of local accommodation.

So it looks like a toss-up between Newburgh (music, food and bed under one roof - established club - my former "home territory" - but the whole of the worst part of the M6 to face the following morning) and Leek (harder to get info on the web, but when you do it sounds like a great pub - and its "own" brewery - food and bed a couple of hundred yards up the road in the Peak Weavers and closer to home the following day - but all the web info was rather old.)

It might just come down to availability of a room on th day.

Thanks for all the posts - I'll let you know what we did and how it went.

SJ


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: GUEST,tutti flutti
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 07:52 AM

Another vote for the Shroppie Fly. People *travel* regularly to go to this session and I know lots of people who say it's their favourite. Can't guarantee it will be good but it probably will be.
If you say you're coming then Greg Stephens (and hopefully the rest of the Boat Band?) has said he will be there - big bonus!!

As for local accommodation - I found this on Google:

Little Heath Farm - Audlem
200 year old farmhouse which has retained much of it's character, offering a relaxed atmosphere.
Little Heath Farm is a charming beamed farmhouse over 200 years old. Each room is individually decorated and furnished in true traditional style, with large warm bedrooms. Guests can enjoy our full farmhouse breakfasts made with local produce, served on our large Dining table. The cosy beamed lounge with its open fire and TV is the perfect place to relax and plan your sightseeing.

Our guest house is located in the charming village of Audlem with St James the Great Church and ample village shops, old world pubs and the canal with its set of 15 locks. We're perfectly located for walking, and viewing Elizabethan "Moss Hall". Just 4 miles away is Bridgemere Garden World. The B&B is fully equipped with full central heating, guest lounge, real fire, hot drinks tray, garden, and safe parking. We welcome children and allow dogs by arrangement. Business travellers are most welcome, and each of our rooms has a TV. We are open over Christmas, and offer an evening meal service to our guests. The accommodation is No Smoking. Cots are available on request, and we cater for special diets. 2 double en-suite and 1 twin en-suite room are available. Prices from £25 pppn

Little Heath Farm - Audlem

Audlem
Crewe
Cheshire
England
CW3 0HE

01270 811324


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 08:08 AM

To the tune of the German Nationalm Anthem:

Monday evenings - North of England,
Here we sit and sup our beer.
Southern ways might do for London
But they'll never do for here.


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 08:28 AM

Good one!

If I remember rightly that fabulous tune was written by Haydn, yes? and he was Austrian wasn't he?

Still, we can pinch it - just don't tell anyone


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: GUEST,Northerner
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 09:17 AM

Sorry you can't make the Sun Inn; it's one of my regular evenings. Sadly Ron Angel is still a bit poorly following his op earlier in the year but we have a very good committee and a good team of regular floor singers so the club is still a strong club. We had a really good singaround on Monday past; a Canadian singer called Heather Dale called in on us, plus another group, so it was a really fun evening. I was at three singarounds in the area this week; the Sun Inn on Monday, the Cutty Wren on Thursday, and the Globe in Guisborough last night. I'm happy to report that it was three excellent evenings. Lots of good folk things in our area.


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: Mr Happy
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 09:31 AM

sleepyjon.

When me & fiends attended Audlem Bagpipe+ HurdyGurdy day some years back, we camped [tents & cars] at Farmer John's horse field.

John's a Hurdy Gurdy player/maker & fiddler.

If you're interested, PM me for his phone no.


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: sleepyjon
Date: 20 Oct 07 - 05:20 AM

thanks, guest tutti flutti - I've been away for a few days so got your recommendation too late - don't turn out the A team on my account!

Thanks again to all

SJ


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: GUEST,Mad Jock
Date: 20 Oct 07 - 11:06 AM

I was going to give the Folk Orbit site but Mr Happy beat me to it!
Take your time and turn it into a tour!.


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: tutti flutti
Date: 20 Oct 07 - 01:16 PM

sleepyjon:

Sorry we won't be meeting you Monday night - I was hoping you had been to Nigel Gatherer's Edinburgh session and we could have a good old chin-wag! Another time, perhaps.


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 23 Oct 07 - 03:44 PM

Where'd ja get to then SJ and was it good?

:D


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: sleepyjon
Date: 23 Oct 07 - 05:17 PM

Well, now all can be revealed - and the winner was - - - - the M6! - six hours to Penrith on Friday (my own fault - I should have known it was the start of half term! Good humour not much improved the next day by four hours to Edinburgh to watch England get beaten by Argentina in the company of a surprising number of surprisingly cheerful Scots. Monday capped it all - I suppose not strictly the fault of the M6 as it was closed at the time! How I wished we'd chosen Newburgh as we passed junction 27 in the gathering dusk, but Mrs SJ had voted for Leek (wasn't this supposed to be about the North of England?) as it looked like an interesting little town (as opposed to a village) and of course we would be able to enjoy a pleasant stroll around exploring it in the warmth of a late afternoon in Autumn - or as it turned out in the pitch dark of a rather bleak evening. Still we found a bite to eat (and a drop to drink) and eventually crept rather rudely late into the session at the Wilkes Head where the weekend was rescued as we sat at the bar and absorbed a friendly atmosphere, some excellent beer and a really tight session from a goodly groop of regulars (I presume) who obviously sing and play together a lot. - really cheered me up, it did! Thanks especially to them, and to all who took an interest. Next challenge - North Norfolk in mid November, but I should start a new thread for that, I guess.

SJ


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: mandotim
Date: 24 Oct 07 - 03:22 AM

Hi! I didn't even know you'd arrived! I was the fat bald bloke playing the weird red mandolin in the corner. Wish you'd introduced yourself...aah well, next time maybe. Glad you enjoyed the session; the regulars do indeed play together a lot, the session has been going every Monday, without exception (even Christmas Day) for eight years. Malc (the landlord and guitar/banjo player) describes it as 'the best band he's never played in'. Do you play/sing? If so, it would be good to hear you!
Best wishes
Tim


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: sleepyjon
Date: 25 Oct 07 - 10:08 AM

Sorry Tim - didn't want to make a fuss! - that was us on the barstools.

More singing than playing these days - guess I'm just too idle to carry the instruments around!

Thanks for a good evening.

SJ


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Subject: RE: Monday evenings - North of England
From: Mr Happy
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 07:21 AM

Prompted by Sleepyjon, the link for Folk Orbit I posted above is now defunct, due to its server being changed.

Here's its new link http://www.folkorbit.talktalk.net/html_files/wednesday.htm


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