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Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008

Alio 07 Nov 07 - 07:33 PM
Sooz 08 Nov 07 - 02:41 AM
The Villan 08 Nov 07 - 02:56 AM
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Linda Kelly 08 Nov 07 - 03:42 AM
Alio 08 Nov 07 - 07:48 AM
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muppitz 08 Nov 07 - 08:44 AM
r.padgett 08 Nov 07 - 09:09 AM
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Alio 09 Nov 07 - 01:54 AM
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Subject: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 07 Nov 07 - 07:33 PM

To all those people who didn't want me to leave the festival - I'm not doing! I'm staying as Festival Director - but not doing any of the jobs except running the desk over the weekend!!! So I get the best of both worlds, which is great!

The guest list is looking good too - Chris While and Julie Matthews, Nancy Kerr and James Fagan, Bill Whaley and Dave Fletcher, Mary Humphreys and Anahata, Flossie, Stanley Accrington, Anthony John Clarke, Hissyfit, John Prentice, the Shellbacks and Roy Clinging and Neil Brookes. Plus loads of young performers this time - Mawkin Causley, Kerfuffle, Elbow Jane, 4Square, and Roots Alive.

And we've got the Wars of the Roses rematch - hopefully Yorkshire will win it this year - although I'm comletely unbiased of course!!

So see you all there, on July 18th to 20th = with excellent weather as usual!!

Love, Ali


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Sooz
Date: 08 Nov 07 - 02:41 AM

Sadly this does not fall in the school holidays so it is unlikely that I'll be able to summon up enough energy for the trek.

Make sure that Bill and Dave get a loooooong set!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: The Villan
Date: 08 Nov 07 - 02:56 AM

>>Mawkin Causley, Kerfuffle<<

2 great young bands there Alio.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: nutty
Date: 08 Nov 07 - 03:41 AM

Delighted to hear that Ali .... it wouldn't have been the same without you.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 08 Nov 07 - 03:42 AM

Yippee and I should think so too!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 08 Nov 07 - 07:48 AM

Thanks all of you. it will be lovely to be able to meet, greet, chat and drink without any of the hassle of organising!!

Have you sen Mawkin Causley, Villan? Their demo CD is great, which is why I booked them, but I've not seen them perform. We're making a huge effort to get more young people involved this year.

Ali


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: The Villan
Date: 08 Nov 07 - 08:04 AM

Yes I have seen Mawkin Causley Ali. I saw them at Derby Trad Festival the other week. I am very very impressed with them. I would love to get them to Faldingworth, and the same applies to Kerfuffle.
Les Worrall


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: muppitz
Date: 08 Nov 07 - 08:44 AM

Ooooh, hopefully Glen won't work me too hard this year, there's a fair few of them I want to see, but most especially the lovely lads of Elbow Jane, I spent Fylde weekend stalking them as I had no food tent to work in, ended up selling CD's for them when someone thought I was part of the entourage!!!
Chris & Julie, Nancy & James and AJ are all on the list too!

Looking forward to it, glad you've been able to maintain your input Ali!

muppitz
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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: r.padgett
Date: 08 Nov 07 - 09:09 AM

Yes Yorkshire to win the War this year!

Ray


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: GUEST,No Fixed Abode
Date: 08 Nov 07 - 10:27 AM

Hi Ali,
       We wish you all the best with the festival and see you in January. If we are not busy we will try to make it.

Forgive us if this is a silly question or is somewhere else on mudcat but how about putting a link to your radio shows here and the details.

Thanks

Una and Tony


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Mr Happy
Date: 08 Nov 07 - 12:19 PM

Splendid!

Rock on Ali!!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 09 Nov 07 - 01:54 AM

I've got this vision of you stalking Elbow Jane around the food tent Muppitz!!!

Re Sounds of Folk, Una and Tony, I think Bernard puts info on here occasionally. It's available on the web, I do know that, but not sure where!!! I'll ask him!

Ali


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: GerryMc
Date: 09 Nov 07 - 04:06 AM


try here

Gerry :-)


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Vin2
Date: 09 Nov 07 - 08:29 AM

Great news! Nice to hear people talking about next years 11th bash already - makes me feel it's nearly summer.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Saro
Date: 09 Nov 07 - 12:09 PM

Hi Ali, so sorry that CMR are just not able to do that weekend, which is why I never got back to the committee....maybe 2009...
Best wishes for 2008 anyway.
saro


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: 8_Pints
Date: 09 Nov 07 - 03:38 PM

Looking forward to it with hopefully a newer camper van!

Bob & Sue vG


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 09 Nov 07 - 04:18 PM

will be sorry not to see you and the girls Sarah but the Van Galens are the main reason we go to Saddleworth so bring on 2008!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: 8_Pints
Date: 10 Nov 07 - 12:17 PM

Aw shucks, we're embarrassed now Linda!

Bob vG


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 10 Nov 07 - 01:45 PM

Thanks for the message Sarah.

And Viv, what a lovely thought - it's nearly summer! I need exgtra wine and Jamieson's to get me through these dark nights. I saw a good concert last night though, at the Blackburn Thwaites Theatre - some excellent young artists. Well worth travelling the distance!

Ali


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 10 Nov 07 - 02:51 PM

it's true


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: MC Fat
Date: 11 Nov 07 - 07:46 AM

I'll be there next year. If you need me to MC give us a ring Ali
Jim


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 11 Nov 07 - 11:06 AM

Cheers Jim x


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: muppitz
Date: 12 Nov 07 - 07:49 AM

Ali, in reply to earlier, it may happen!!

muppitz
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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 13 Nov 07 - 06:26 PM

Will you tell me in advance so that I can catch it on camera please Muppitz? Especially if it's raining in Saddleworth!!
xx


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: GUEST,Andy
Date: 14 Nov 07 - 03:50 PM

Good news! Looking forward to the fest, great line-up!Must visit the food tent!!
Bob


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 17 Nov 07 - 09:46 AM

Why are you in as Guest Andy when you're clearly a Bob?!!! Don't confuse me!!

Ali


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: r.padgett
Date: 17 Nov 07 - 11:56 AM

He Bobs up now and again as a 'Andyman

Ray


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: GUEST,bobcat
Date: 17 Nov 07 - 01:06 PM

Great line up .Lots of my favourite people. How about adding Muldoon's Picnic to your list of must have young people. They are a terrific and lively harmony group from Glasgow and we should see more of them down here. They run great workshops too.And what about the Young Uns from Hartlepool. They were at the Ingleton folk Festival
Request: Please can there be more than one venue for singer's sessions..much too crowded last year and the year before.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 19 Nov 07 - 04:21 PM

Hi Bobcat. I'm still doing the Running Order for the committee so I'll work it in somehow. Muldoon's Picnic came this year, so it might be a couple of years before they're back again. Too many good performers around - that's the problem!!

HIssyfit have just been on my radio programme doing an interview and singing live - they were brill! I'm really glad they're coming back to Saddleworth next year!

Ali x


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Pistachio
Date: 19 Nov 07 - 07:37 PM

Thanks for asking us Ali, it was a great experience. Sorry I got on to the wrong 'stuck in the mud' story!
Look after that voice of yours. 'Talk' on Mudcat as much as you can but save that poorly throat.
LOL Hazel xx- and Linda x x


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 20 Nov 07 - 05:25 PM

It was brill seeing you both again - and you sounded fantastic! I xcan't believe that you two were on the show, plus interviews with the Oysterband and Blue Murder!! Overwhelming!

Ali xx


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Pistachio
Date: 10 Apr 08 - 03:35 PM

Refresh

Do you know it's only 14 weeks away?

With the recent snowfall it seems like it's still winter but I'm sure the sun will be shining and 'Puddleworth 07' will be a distant memory.

H.x


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: muppitz
Date: 10 Apr 08 - 05:20 PM

I doubt it!
If there's one thng we can count on for Saddleworth FF, other than the great time had by all, it's the bloomin' rain!!!

muppitz
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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: r.padgett
Date: 11 Apr 08 - 01:16 PM

Lovely friendly festival, tourist area welcome pub sessions organised and not and plenty of food spots!

massive camp site 5 mins walk from the centre

Oh and some good guests and other events!

Ray


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: LesB
Date: 11 Apr 08 - 06:53 PM

"plenty of food spots" Ray. Where?
That's the main trouble I have had at Saddleworth is getting a meal in the evening / teatime. The cafes are usually closing, the Indian hasn't opened yet & the only pub that serves good beer has a long wait for food. I wouldn't say there were plenty of food spots (only down the front of my tee shirt).
Cheers
Les


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 11 Apr 08 - 07:33 PM

Muppitz! how can you be so cruel?!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Les, I've been trying to sort teatime meals out. There's a newish cafe in the village - Christy's - run by a friend of mine. Next month she'll get a licence, so it'll be a cafe bar. On the Friday they're hosting a session from 6p.m. as her husband is a fiddle player. But she's also opening from 9a.m. till 10p.m. every day over the festival weekend. Hope that helps? Aren't you sooooooooo impressed with me?!!

Oh, and we've got around 65 events again this year!

Ali


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 13 Apr 08 - 01:27 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Willa
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 12:35 PM

Up she goes


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: mandotim
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 02:22 PM

I'll be there. I'm Saddleworth born and bred, but haven't been back for 35 years. It's going to be weird.
Tim


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: GUEST,glueman
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 02:48 PM

Especially as it's moved a whole county.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: mandotim
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 03:14 AM

True Guest Glueman,true. When I lived there the changes from Yorkshire to Greater Manchester were being proposed. There was talk of land mining the roads at Lees and Springhead...
There was always a sense of 'summat for nowt' in those days. Saddleworth got all its services from Oldham, but paid its rates to Wakefield.
Tell the truth, I went back briefly five years ago for a funeral. It all seemed a bit yuppified to me. The pub where I was on the dominos and darts team is now a high-end gastropub, people eating stuffed cabbage rather than playing cribbage. Hang on; unrestricted nostalgia; I may be turning into a folkie! AAAArrrgggHHH!
Tim ;)


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: GUEST,glueman
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 03:27 AM

Living on the other side of the hill and an incomer anyway the sensitivities are all notional to me but the arrangement is an odd one. Watching the brass band festival and seeing a queue of Range Rovers and Mercs being held up (one of them containing a well known corrie actor) it's hard not to conclude Saddleworth is the Wilmslow of NW Manchester.
The place is still decked out with white roses on yorkshire day.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: r.padgett
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 08:38 AM

My usual food spots are the Take away, the cafe next door, the camp site M & C tent and the Civic hall!

The Wagon pub, I think it is, also has a good attendance too on Saturdays

Folk fest goers of course need food after the beer and hate normal dinner and tea time limits

Failing that a chew on my T shirt and a bag of peanuts

Ray


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: GUEST,M&C
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 11:41 AM

"the camp site M & C tent"   

Would that be the Moor & Coast Food Tent Ray????


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Red and White Rabbit
Date: 16 Apr 08 - 02:09 AM

I'll be there Alio! looking forward to seeing everyone


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: GUEST,MC Fat
Date: 16 Apr 08 - 05:47 AM

Ah Red and White Rabbit how is you ? Will you be at M & C ? Will e-mail you soon need to talk to you.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Vin2
Date: 16 Apr 08 - 09:00 AM

Eleven years eh.

Don't time fly, we must be 'avin fun,
There's 'o'that at Saddleworth Fest,
Son don't forget to come!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 28 Apr 08 - 08:09 AM

Tim - how can anyone stay away from Saddleworth that long? You'll have to come and see us at the festival - lot of changes but still beautiful, and nice people! We stay well away from any yuppies, us born-and-bred-here-folks!

Eh, and it's never moved! I was born in Saddleworth and it says West Riding of Yorkshire on my birth certificate! So that makes me a Yorkshire lass, doesn't it? And I'm still here!

Yes, it's the Moor and Coast tent on the campsite, Guest M & C - they also run the bar in the Civic hall, with real ale, including a Festival Ale. The Tory Club and Waggon are decent bars too.

Not long now is it? I'm just sorting out artists for 2009 to go in the programme. And I've just been asked to do some MCing at Cleckheaton in the Town Hall, which should be brill! Hi Sue - how are you and the kids?

Ali xx


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: r.padgett
Date: 28 Apr 08 - 09:34 AM

Confirmed M & C says he in hushed tones is MOOR and COAST food or tent to stave off the wet at Saddleworth or Warwick or wherever they happen to be!!

Ray


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 30 Apr 08 - 01:00 AM

Won't be needing that - it's going to be beautiful this year!
Ali x


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: r.padgett
Date: 30 Apr 08 - 09:12 AM

Ali's booked the Sun

Hooray for Ali!!

Ray


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 01 May 08 - 02:48 PM

Thank you Ray - I'll be the one carrying a sun lounger!!

Ali


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 06 May 08 - 05:55 PM

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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: GUEST,Andy
Date: 07 May 08 - 05:32 PM

In answer to previous question, Andy was my first nickname and Bob came later, and as someone said @andyman' I only live up the road!!

Bob


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 27 Jun 08 - 07:07 PM

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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: r.padgett
Date: 28 Jun 08 - 03:35 AM

Time for Lankky baiting now I reckon!

We Yorkies want our rightful mitts on that Roses cup, pinched from us last year by skullduggery, bribery and collusion with that Cheshire lot!!

Bring it on Scowie, Calderbank and the rest of your mottley crew!!**

WAR of the ROSES will restart at Saddleworth ff that lovely Yorkshire town in the Pennine Hills

Ray


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Pistachio
Date: 28 Jun 08 - 10:59 AM

Hi, 3 weeks away - and my poor motorhome will not be able to travel. Mr MOT says the battle bus is dead. Woe is me. I'll have to get down under canvas... not done that since I was in the Girl Guides!!

On the lookout for 'new wheels'.Car for now as it'll take longer to find 'the right van' to fit down my driveway....and no, I'm not going to move house to make a larger van fit. It'll need to be 6'11" Max width for safety of both van and house bricks.

Whatever, I (We'll) be there to fight the war!!

Now on to car sales!!

See you all soon.

Hazel.xx


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: r.padgett
Date: 29 Jun 08 - 03:23 AM

Best of luck Hazel!

Ray


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: selby
Date: 29 Jun 08 - 10:45 AM

We will be unable to attend this year but please oh please take the trophy from Mr Calderbank.After his victory last year all I got was earache Best of Luck Yorkshire
Keith


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: r.padgett
Date: 30 Jun 08 - 03:13 AM

Many thanks for the Trophy Selby, enough of the earache from Messrs Calderbank and Scowcroft!!

Ray


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 30 Jun 08 - 03:45 AM

Go Yorkshire! Go Yorkshire! Padge why have tey got more in their team than we have?


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 30 Jun 08 - 07:23 AM

I noticed that too Linda - think it's a naughty conspiracy by the organisers to ensure another Lanky win?
Hey, I'll come & join yr team if you need to make up numbers!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Vin2
Date: 30 Jun 08 - 07:36 AM

Just bin on Bob fox's web site gig list and noticed he's booked for Saddleworth on the 18th & 19 July. Methinks hmmm must be a late booking cos he's not billed on the Safra web - brill! Then realised it's 2009! Now there's forward planning - nice!

On another note; bin to see Vin Garbutt twice in last couple of months in Bury and Droylsden. Fantastic as ever. Great new cd out too called Persona....Grata. Be fab to see him back at Saddleworth again, mebbe next year with Bob eh???

See y'all on t'18th........


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: GUEST,aeola
Date: 30 Jun 08 - 02:24 PM

Hi 8 pints,
nice meeting you at Traditions FF this w/e, see you at Saddleworth with that Aussie poem! Good line-up, well done Ali!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: 8_Pints
Date: 30 Jun 08 - 03:31 PM

Pistachio,

See PM re arrangements.

Love,

Bob


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 01 Jul 08 - 12:06 PM

Just asked Hilary to check that we've got the trophy engraved from last year.

Vin - yes, Bob Fox is booked for 2009, as are Eric Bogle and John Munro, the New Rope String Band, The Young 'Uns, Tony Downes, Hamish Currie and Zoe Mulford.

Aeola - thanks for the comments about the line up. It's strange really. There's no way of telling if it's going to appeal to people until the tickets start to sell - and we've sold more in advance this year than ever before! More than last year which we thought was really special!

Just had meetings with Civic and Police today, and working on the evaluations now. Wouldn't it be lovely if I could do this as a full time job and get paid for doing something I love?!!!

Ali x


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: r.padgett
Date: 01 Jul 08 - 02:08 PM

I had a very accusatory phone call from one Keith Scowcroft wanting to know who our "secret weapon" was to be, that is not named as our missing singer from our Yorkshire army!

Well wait and see!!

Ray


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: 8_Pints
Date: 01 Jul 08 - 04:20 PM

Hi Aeola,

It will be great to meet up again, can't wait for it!

Bob


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: dozy rozy
Date: 07 Jul 08 - 11:02 AM

Can anyone tell me if there's anything going on on Thurs night? And is the campsite open on Thurs? The festival site says four nights camping available.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: GUEST,aeola
Date: 07 Jul 08 - 02:46 PM

usually a pub singaround thurs night and the c/site has been open thurs each time i've been!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: dozy rozy
Date: 07 Jul 08 - 02:54 PM

So which pub shall i aim for, and who will be there?


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Vin2
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 06:42 AM

Cheers for the info Ali. Looking fwd to 2009 already - what a fab line-up. Had to do a double take then - thought it read "...and working on the evecuations now" :-)

Looking fwd to c'ing y'all agin. Bit sad this year as my mate John Glynn (who stewarded last couple of years) sadly died on last new years eve so will be toasting his health (and Jim Riley's, another past regular, also now sadly gone)

Vin


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 08:12 AM

The secret weapon for War of the Roses is primed and ready!!!! Let Scowie stew-not long now!!!!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: 8_Pints
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 10:10 AM

I should see Scowie tonight and will report back....

Bob


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 01:37 PM

Dozy Rosy - yes, the campsite opens around lunchtime on the Thursday. By Thursday evening we usually have quite a few people on it - Peter and Anne, and Eileen and Maurice, will all be there to help anyone who doesn't know the ropes / area. We meet up in the Waggon Inn for a welcome singaround and beverage (mine's a Jamieson's please!!), run by Geoff Miller. The site doesn't close till lunchtime on the Monday - we have had people staying longer actually, on the car park, if necessary. You're welcome to use my bathroom - my flat's only 1 min away.

Trust Scowie to be asking questions - tell him nothing!!! Think Geoff's handed out the instructions to artists for the topics for the Wars of the Roses songs now?

We'll miss John Glynn certainly - and Colin of course - won't be the same without them.

The Young Performers Concert is going to be excellent this year - MC Ken Hall, with Roots Alive, 4Square, Elbow Jane and Kerfuffle - that's on Saturday afternoon as well.

And Mawkin Causley have sent me their debut CD - not really out yet actually - it's brill! I've been dancing in my flat to it. Can't wait to see them on the Friday - same concert as Hissyfit, so it's be a brill evening!

Off to Chorley FM now to appear on their folk programme, promoting the festival. Then a couple of glasses of something are in order I feel!

Ali x


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 05:34 PM

Ali if your flat is a mile away and they need the loo -i hope they have strong bladders! We cant wait-we are supporting Mawkin Causley in February so really looking forward to hearing them- We will miss all those dear departed but we talk of Colin often and I am sure he and others will not be far away-Hazel and I will be accepting hugs on his behalf!!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 06:58 PM

Alio said "one MINUTE away", Linda - now who does a mile in a minute, even if they're dashing for the loo??!!!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: 8_Pints
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 07:23 PM

PM to Hazel re reported on conversation with Scowie...

Bob


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: r.padgett
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 02:27 AM

Scowie and Geoff have have now formulated the categories of songs which they would like us to work to and Scowie has posted them to me by snail mail

No doubt we can reserve the right to challenge or agree to their demands!!

let battle commence then and no offside rules! Look at poor Harold he got shot in the eye, too late then![Battle of Hastings]

Ray


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Hamish
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 07:17 AM

This time next week will be my last day in the office before "working at home" on the Thursday and travelling up on the Friday. That makes it sound soon - can't wait! :-)

--
Hamish


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 07:08 PM

Linda, it's 1 min away, not 1 mile away - between the campsite and the village - so you're all very welcome! Tho' there are 6 staying here, so I think we're having a rota for the loo already!

I've taken loads of calls tonight asking questions about the festival, even another dance team who want to come!! But it'll all be worth it when I see you lot there!

Ali x


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: r.padgett
Date: 10 Jul 08 - 02:34 AM

War of the Roses

Battle of Saddleworth Moor 2008

OK categories from Mr Miller, the referee who is from Lincolnshire!

*gainful employment
*local loyalty
*conflicts at home and/or abroad
*vitals and libations
*love, lust and similar misfortunes

to take place 19th July 2pm until 4pm

dunt know weer as he ent sed! I tell a lie its int Civic!

Ray


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: old git
Date: 10 Jul 08 - 05:12 AM

looking at that list of categories..it seems anything goes!!
see you there!

geoff t


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: r.padgett
Date: 10 Jul 08 - 11:00 AM

ok Geoff t!

Ray


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 11 Jul 08 - 02:51 AM

You can tell Scowie's had a hand in this - the "lust" and "libations" bits!!!

Yes, it's in the Civic Hall upstairs (bar handy)- it kicks off at

2.00 – 4.00                Wars of the Roses
                        Refereed by Geoff Miller
4.00 – 4.30                Shellbacks in Concert
4.30 – 5.15                Zoe Mulford and Hamish Currie in Concert
5.15 – 5.30                Presentation of trophy to winning side


Ali x


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: GUEST,dozy rozy
Date: 11 Jul 08 - 03:39 AM

Thanks, Alio.Hope to be there Thurs.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: r.padgett
Date: 11 Jul 08 - 10:11 AM

Early doors ~ dozy rozy you on a weekend pass?

I believe me and Jim McDonald will be there Friday afternoon

Watching the weather very carefully

Ray


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: old git
Date: 11 Jul 08 - 07:29 PM

geoff miller is the guest at the folk club on Wednesday night..so I'll probably arrive then and stay through till weekend


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Emma B
Date: 11 Jul 08 - 07:34 PM

Hoping to make my first Saddleworth Festival - be gentle :)


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: r.padgett
Date: 12 Jul 08 - 03:42 AM

Geoff T I think you are a week out with Geoff Miller's appearance as a guest at 'Cross Keys although Jim Schofield will no doubt be happy to see you!

per Tykes' News

Ray


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: r.padgett
Date: 12 Jul 08 - 03:45 AM

Whoops wrong again tis before Saddleworth ff is the 16th July!!

Ray


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 12 Jul 08 - 03:50 AM

Emma, we're gentle with everyone - we're lovely!!!

Geoff Miller is also on Sounds of Folk on Monday evening from 7 - 8p.m. (Oldham Community radio) as are Flossie and Better Late. The whole programme is on the festival.(Presenters choice!!) Yes, he is on at the Cross keys on Wednesday - hopefully a good turn out.

Ali x


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 12 Jul 08 - 05:32 AM

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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Jul 08 - 08:11 AM

Yes Ray, i got the best weekend pass ever.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: r.padgett
Date: 13 Jul 08 - 02:50 AM

Lucky man!

I have got me National Bus pass now at last!

Price of diesel might need it!

Ray


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Pistachio
Date: 13 Jul 08 - 06:17 PM

See you Friday - in Hire car!! Motorhome departed today for new address, diesel engine transplant and the promise of a visit...
whatever, let's all pray for sunshine everywhere this weekend - and next.
See y'all soon
H.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Soldier boy
Date: 13 Jul 08 - 07:15 PM

I will be arriving Saturday afternoon. Can someone tell me if I can turn up at the campsite and pay campsite fees on site or do I need to go to the festival office in the Civic hall first and pay campsite fees there?


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: 8_Pints
Date: 13 Jul 08 - 07:27 PM

Usual arrangement is camp first then go to the office to pay camping fees.

Bob vG


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: r.padgett
Date: 14 Jul 08 - 03:11 AM

Better other way round I reckon Bob saves time!

Park near Civic first get yer tickets and back to Camp site which is very easy to access across the field and first pub probably Waggon!!

Ray


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: nutty
Date: 14 Jul 08 - 03:26 AM

100

Really counting the days to my favoutite festival.

Looking forward to seeing you all.

Also praying for rain but packing the wellies just in case.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: ossonflags
Date: 14 Jul 08 - 05:50 AM

Will be there on Thursday.I hope them prayers was for no rain Hazel!!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: nutty
Date: 14 Jul 08 - 06:08 AM

I really must learn to wake up before I post .... yes Mick

Prayers for NO RAIN

Although for me it's a double edged sword - at least when it's raining, the mossies stay at home.

Saddleworth mossies take no prisoners. They are tough little critters.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: GUEST,Dozy rozy
Date: 14 Jul 08 - 10:40 AM

Me and Sheila will arrive Thurs, and not go home till they kick us out.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: ossonflags
Date: 14 Jul 08 - 11:03 PM

See you in "Wagon" then DR.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 15 Jul 08 - 02:19 AM

Hazel, you're not really praying for rain are you? I have enough problems in that quarter, and I'm staying very positive this year. But thanks for saying it's your favourite festival!!!

If you're driving a caravan or motor home we usualy suggest that you camp first, then get to the Festival office for you camping passes as there's so little room on our streets! They weren't built for festivals!!

Some sad news now unfortunately re Hissyfit - Hazel will be there but not Linda!!! See the message received yesterday from Linda:

Ali, I'm off to visit Linda in Hull Royal Infirmary!
I don't know much BUT 'the Kelly' will NOT make the festival this weekend. Kidney and 'related pains and problems. Ouch.
I'll be there, to fight the war with David Swann - and possibly another secret weapon Ann Berriman, (who knows nothing of Lindas condition yet) but I need to let you know the situation....
Bother.
Much love - sorry to break the bad news...get in touch soon please.
Hazel. Xx

I've sent her a big hug from me and lots of love - and I know she'll get the same from all Mudcatters. Need to get her a big card which we can all sign over the weekend.

Ali x


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: r.padgett
Date: 15 Jul 08 - 04:50 AM

Just to draw attention to my posting of July 10th showing categories for the WOR

There should be Arthur Marsden, Copper Kettle, Hissyfit, Ray Padgett, David Swann for Yorkshire

and of course Ron Yates from Saddleworth as usual

venue the Civic at 2pm

hope I haven't missed anyone and that Linda is fit

Watch for my anglo concertina which makes as much noise as as Scots man's bag pipes, deafen Scowie!!

Ray


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: squeezebox-kc
Date: 15 Jul 08 - 05:52 AM

I shall be there with Bradshaw Mummers on Saturday and in mufti other days.

Ken


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: GUEST,MC Fat
Date: 15 Jul 08 - 06:37 AM

I'll be there to heckle the Lankys


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Vin2
Date: 15 Jul 08 - 08:59 AM

Sorry to hear the full Hissyfit will not be there but best wishes to Linda and hope she makes a swift full recovery soon. Vin


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: dozy rozy
Date: 15 Jul 08 - 09:43 AM

Can anyone sing a song in the WOR?I want to do one.I was born in Pontefract.Surely I'm qualified?


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 15 Jul 08 - 11:22 AM

Probably more qualified than most of them taking part Dozy Rosy - well, the Lancashire side anyway.
I've spoken to Hazel, and Linda definitely can't be there - other artists are filling their slots (whew!!) but Linda + 1 other will will singing in the WOR. And I've got the card for everyone to sign for her.

Ali x


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Pistachio
Date: 15 Jul 08 - 12:00 PM

I think you mean 'Hazel + 1 other' Ali,
Minimal update - Linda refused visitors this afternoon, not feeling too bright and undergoing loads of tests. I hope for an update this evening.

H.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: r.padgett
Date: 15 Jul 08 - 12:06 PM

Probably gall stones!
the f + f + f syndrome

Ray


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 15 Jul 08 - 01:10 PM

Sorry Hazel - yes I definitely meant you!!!

Tell Linda we're all thinking of her please. I know only too well how she's feeling and how gutted she'll be to miss the festival (not literally of course!!).

Ali xx


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Gene Burton
Date: 15 Jul 08 - 03:03 PM

All the best to Linda for a speedy recovery. Gutted I won't be hearing her sing this year; though still looking forward to the festival nonetheless.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Aeola
Date: 15 Jul 08 - 03:16 PM

Looking forward to Fest, sorry re Linda hope she gets well soon.DR were you at Wirral ff?


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Pistachio
Date: 15 Jul 08 - 04:05 PM

Thank you Gene, Aeola and y'all for your good wishes to Linda. I'll relay them soonest.
I just spoke to her 'old man' who says she's a bit more comfortable, still unsure of exactly what is wrong and that she's had even more tests.

Hope to get a more concise report for you - before the weekend.

Hazel.xx


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 15 Jul 08 - 04:56 PM

Oldham Community Radio are doing 3 live broadcasts over the weekend, one on each of the days, with me co-presenting! So if any artists or festival goers fancy chatting to me on the programmes, please just say! It's your opportunity to say what folk festivals mean to you. And I'll be playing loads of tracks as well. Help me please!

Ali xx


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: old git
Date: 15 Jul 08 - 05:38 PM

Sorry to hear about Linda...send her my best wishes Hazel....
I'm a Hull lad..I could sing for Yorkshire!!!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Mary Humphreys
Date: 15 Jul 08 - 06:12 PM

Our best wishes for a speedy recovery to Linda.
Mary & Anahata.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 15 Jul 08 - 06:30 PM

Hello folks just to confirm that late tuesday night and i am still alive no further thread attempts at diagnosis please as i prefer the real shambolics to be left to the nhs i remain in hospital


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 15 Jul 08 - 06:56 PM

Lovely to hear from you sweetie - make sure you do what they day!!!

Geoff, why don't you join forces with Hazel in the Wars? I've no objection!

Ali x


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 15 Jul 08 - 07:24 PM

So sorry to hear about Linda. But also pleased to see her well enough (just!) to post on this thread.
I'll still miss her gorgeous singing at Saddleworth though.
All my love and best wishes for the speedyest of recoveries xxxx.

Hey Alio, I'd be happy to come and sing for "our side" in WoR, if you'll have me (even as a part-timer)? We gotta beat them Lankys somehow!

MM


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: wiggy
Date: 16 Jul 08 - 05:20 AM

Hi all dont think I will be able to be there this year wish you the best of luck.
Great to hear you will be leading again Alio.
Have you heard the Churchfitters yet? their stage act is fantastic.
Seen them at Chester twice now and at Middlewich to late for this year but give them a try.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 16 Jul 08 - 08:04 AM

Cheers Wiggy. I have heard of them but never seen them. I'll have to get them to send me a CD.

Wow! All these offers! WOR is very popular! It's nothing to do with me - I just put it in the Programme, so I'll leave it to Hazel and the Yorks "leader", the Honourable Ray Padgett Esq!!!

Ali xx


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 16 Jul 08 - 11:16 AM

That's it! My box is packed ready to take to the Festival Office. Just over 24 hours to go to the first Meet and Greet in the Wagon and Christy's. Is the sun going to shine do you think?

Ali x


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: dozy rozy
Date: 16 Jul 08 - 02:04 PM

It never rains in the pub.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 16 Jul 08 - 06:19 PM

True, very true!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Emma B
Date: 16 Jul 08 - 06:21 PM

As a Saddleworth 'virgin' could someone please post directions to camp site please?


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Hamish
Date: 17 Jul 08 - 06:04 AM

Ali, you said "Just over 24 hours to go to the first Meet and Greet in the Wagon and Christy's" at 11.16 Mudcat time. Does that mean the first event is 18.00hrs local time?

This time tomorrow I'll be on the motorway! Woo hoo!

Hamish


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Vin2
Date: 17 Jul 08 - 06:17 AM

Hi emma, if you go to www.safra.org.uk there are directions on there.

Or if you go to google maps and type in OL36AE, that'll show the area too.
Hope you find ok and look fwd to seeing you. Can't miss me, i'll be wearing me Mudcat t/shirt (hmmm, as will a few others i guess). Oh well say hi to us all - we're a friendly bunch.

Sitheee, Vin


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 17 Jul 08 - 08:50 AM

Hamish, the Meet and Greet is this evening in the Waggon (Thursday) from around 7.30ish. Christy's is tomorrow, Friday, from 6.30 - just been in there for my lunch. Nice place.

Vin, thanks very much for the directions. I'm really hopeless at that sort of stuff. Emma would probably have ended up in Cumbria!!

Emma, are you OK now? If not, you can call me on 07711 214191, and I'll do my best!!

Ali x


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 17 Jul 08 - 09:48 AM

Already quite a few on the campsite - in wellies! Forecast is better for Sat and Sun thank goodness.

Ali x


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: mandotim
Date: 17 Jul 08 - 10:08 AM

Hi emmaB! See you there I hope.
Tim


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: nutty
Date: 17 Jul 08 - 11:53 AM

Have a good sing tonight. I'll have to wait until tomorrow. See you then


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Emma B
Date: 17 Jul 08 - 12:21 PM

You bet Tim = whaty'r drinking?


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: mandotim
Date: 17 Jul 08 - 01:56 PM

Everything within reach, as usual!
Tim ;)


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 17 Jul 08 - 07:39 PM

A good number in the Waggon - singers in the main room and musicians in the dining room. Lovely to start seeing old friends again.

Ali x


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 18 Jul 08 - 06:57 AM

Just throwing the final kids in the boot or something like that. Be there around half four save me a puddle. Fridge on nice and cold Em! You have my number so call if you get lost lol


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Emma B
Date: 18 Jul 08 - 08:09 AM

Car packed and bubbly in the boot Jane, leaving in 10 mins or so.
See you soon Saddleworth!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 18 Jul 08 - 08:10 PM

Tonight's concert was wonderful - everyone said it was the best they'd been to. Mawkin CAUSELY were so exciting! And apparently the singers and musicians nights were equally excellent.

Up early in the morning to do the open ceremony.Ali xx


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 19 Jul 08 - 04:20 AM

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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 19 Jul 08 - 05:09 AM

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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 20 Jul 08 - 05:42 AM

I heard Yorkshire lost- next year we are going to have to hijack Stanley Accrington. Reports gettng back to me are really good especially about Mawkin Cawsley. Any other news -keep us invalids updated wont you?


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: GUEST,squeezeboxkc
Date: 20 Jul 08 - 12:54 PM

the festival may have been great but as a dance team member the Saturday was quiet to say the least, we played to nil audience until the final set then played to each other, pub sessions were nil. Granby = Juke box Waggon = not much better,muso's wandering about looking for some venue to start a sess, weather = crap not the fault of the organisers.rollon good old British summer time.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 20 Jul 08 - 02:28 PM

Don't know where you were squeezeboxkc - in a different village maybe?
I've brought the evaluations home ready to collate - I'm off to the final singaround now - and they are just fantastic! People are saying it's the best festival we've had, and some of the artists told me that what they liked was the music which was just everywhere you went, and the great "vibe" around the village.
Not sure where you were dancing, but if I went to the festival as a punter on Saturday I would have chosen to stay indoors rather than venture out into that rain! It was monsoon-ic!!!!
The Waggon was full of musicians all weekend - don't know about the Granby - and the Tory Club was awesome with all the young musicians! Thank you to all those who came and enjoyed themselves - and thanks to all the wonderful artists!

Ali x


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Aeola
Date: 20 Jul 08 - 04:21 PM

Just arrived home from Saddleworth, had a great time, Thurs in the waggon was brilliant, Late nights in the Tory club were fab, seemed to be sessions in all the pubs. Tory club ran out of decent ale on Sat night. Weather was crap, hey1 who cares?? Well done to the committee,& good effort from Peter & Anne as chief stewards. I am now getting rid of the bit of Saddleworth I brought back on my car and clothes and prepare for Warwick! Forecast not good, wellies again!!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: old git
Date: 20 Jul 08 - 04:59 PM

There was certainly some great singing all weekend at the Con club...just sorry I couldn't stay for the Survivors' session...but I've got an early start to Edinburgh tomorrow
geoff


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Emma B
Date: 20 Jul 08 - 05:04 PM

lovely night in the Con Club on Saturday - pity about the beer running out before the superb singing did

The childern's mud pie workshop on sunday morning on the campsite appeared to be particulary appreciated:)

Thanks to everyone - my first Saddleworth festival but definately not my last


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Red and White Rabbit
Date: 20 Jul 08 - 05:09 PM

Had a great time again - lovely to see so many friends to catch up again

Sue


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: r.padgett
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 02:18 AM

Nice little impromptu sing yesterday in the Con/Tory club with Gu4 and Ingrid and Barry Temple and others

Yorkshire Garland 12 until 1pm thanks to Jim Potter, Alma Wright, John Greaves and all who turned up {Scowie and Ken and Marion and others I don't know names of}

Perhaps next year a few more Yorkshire notables to knock the other horn of Stan Accringtons helmet might win us back Saddleworth from them Lankkies

Thanks to all Saddleworth ff people and of course to Alio!

Cheers

Ray

off to Warwick ff with Jim McD if can unblock me ears!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 04:12 AM

Thanks folks. Just got up, still with no voice! The Con Club in Greenfield last night was wonderful - and the toast was raised for Saddleworth 2009 (thanks John!).

Think the big difference for me this year was the humbers of young people, and all so talented. Very respectful of others perfomers and festival goers. They were brilliant!

Off to clear the Civic hall now and join other "left overs" for a cooked brekkie!!

Ali x


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: GUEST,MC Fat
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 04:44 AM

Had a great time depite the tent nearly getting the better of me and Padget. It took a nice girlie like Tina to tel us blokes we put the things in the wrong holes so tahts why we couldn't get a proper erection. Great singing at the Cons Club including the impromptu sing a round on sunday afternoon. Stan and Chris Harvey were just double bloody fantastic as were Flossie (hope you're better), Elbow Jane and Barry and Ingrid (shame her knowledge of English geography is suspect). The management committee are currently looking at giving the poisoned chalice of 'A Vote of Confidence in't Manager' to current Yorkshire captain after losing to Lanacashire agin. I think we need an Italian manager and we also need to revert to the tactics of Leeds United of the 60's and 70's of winning at all costs. Things like getting the Lancashire team drunk, spiking their drink with senopods, cutting Scowies braces, having somme 'femme fatales' to seduce them, changing the venue at last minute so they arrive late, hiding their bus passes more suggestions please cos we can't let them get three in a row. As Alan Cox said to Sid 'Look after the trophy and keep it polished cos you're only looking after it'


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Hamish
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 06:09 AM

Had a fantistic time: thank you to everybody involved. Linda (hope you're getting better) you probably did quite well staying away: Hazel had to abandon the tent and seek refuge in a camper van.

Loads of highlights: but the young 'uns were terrific: 4Square and Kerfuffle were both awesome. (And I'm going to see Kerfuffle again tonight: way hey!) Yes - I agree that the whole vibe throughout the town was great. Yes, the Waggon was pretty wild and overly "fringe" at times, but there seemed no shortage of venues for playing and singing. Anyway, for me that's all part of the experience of a town-based festival: all the venues and variety. If you're not getting what you want at wherever you are, go find it somewhere else: cos it's there somewhere!

No, really, I loved every minute. Thanks again for inviting me, Ali, and SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!!!!

x


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: GUEST,MC Fat
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 06:16 AM

Sorry Hamish forgot to say you were fab to (even if you didn't sing anything Scottish !!!!!!) and it was nice to see and hear Sue (Red and White Wabbitt and Jess) again


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: treewind
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 08:41 AM

Hi Hamish - thanks for allowing yourself to be "volunteered" to MC the final session at the Con club - we knew you'd do a fabulous job and you did. It turned an anxious moment ("who's in charge? ... what are we supposed to be doing?") into an enjoyable hour of music and entertainment.

Anahata (and Mary!)


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 08:42 AM

The only hiccup was the camspite - again!!! - and local idiots. The young festival goer who ended up in hospital is OK, and home now. One of his mates has just called to tell me they will be back next year, and he also said how brilliant the stewards on the campsite were. They couldn't do enough to help - so many thanks to all of you!

Ali x


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: r.padgett
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 12:59 PM

O good to hear that reports of serious injury have been exaggerated!

Alio

Looks like I need to offer my resignation as the buck stops at The Yorkshire Team Captain [McDonald is walking to Warwick ff now!!]

However, ahem, Linda was missing and they had too many in their team and they went on and on and on particularly Scowie and Calderbank and I couldn't understand a word of the dialect, so how the Lincolnshire judges understood I don't know

They went on taking the lions share of the time and a full round was dropped!! batons dropped at t'Olymics mean disqualification ~ and and and that Scowie made a totally unnecessary remark not connected to the proceedings (but I'll let him off as he bought me a coffee)

That Stan Accrington will be kidnapped and beheaded before next year, I cry foul for the tripe spouted for too long!!

Padgett ex War of the Roses Captain ~ it seems!!!

Ray


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Gene Burton
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 01:40 PM

Well, I'm still knackered after nowhere near enough sleep over the course of the weekend; but had a great time nonetheless. I really enjoyed the singarounds at both con. clubs (so many great voices!); and in particular the session at the Ebeneezer church yesterday morning, which turned out to be pretty lucrative :>) And my mates really enjoyed the concerts, which were apparently going on somewhere or other ;^)

Still, it IS nice to have dry feet again...


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: r.padgett
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 01:50 PM

Yes Gene you have a great voice and accompaniment on guitar, many good comments about you

Ray


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Gene Burton
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 01:59 PM

Thanks Ray!

Actually, joking aside, I DID find the time to drop into a couple of the concerts- highlights for me were 4Square, who aside from being excellent performers have the kind of crossover appeal which could make them absolutley massive in a few years time...they've just grown so much in confidence and panache since I last heard them (believe it or not we appeared at the same backroom "fringe" concert at the York folk day a couple of years back- very much doubt I'll ever be on the same bill as them again!). While and Matthews were good as ever, too.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Pistachio
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 02:47 PM

Hazel and Ann - home and dry!!    Tee-pee dry too!!
Thanks to the vG's for a bed space above eye level!!
Snorkel and goggles packed away and 'The Kelly' updated and continuously hugged for about 27 minutes to pass on all the wishes I received for her!

I had a brill time - and it was a fantastic festival AGAIN Ali, even fighting the war?? now that was a v.e.r.y. long campaign!!! Meeting 'new to me' artists and hearing songs/tunes old and new is what it's all about. Zoe, Hamish and Mr AJClark.
Mentioning the word 'new' - The talented 'Young' bands amazed me. Energy, ability, versatilty and sheer brilliance of timing, precision and .............(fit in your own definition),with voices that cut through the air.I'll not name names, suffice to say Wow!
I had prepared to sit for the first song or two in a set...before planning to head off to a singaround...but found myself mesmerised and effectively glued to my seat in awe of the talent on stage. Take a bow. Hope to catch up with some of you again soon.
Many thanks for letting me 'go solo'. It was awkward without Linda leading the songs and selecting the starting note... and special thanks to Mo&Joe and Shimian(sic)for letting me fit in two songs in the Commercial. and now, with the thought of a certain Moor and Coasters 'comment' coming to mind... , I'll stop chatting and head for my own bed.
I have to say I attended my first Guitar workshop and tho' short and interrupted it was a most worthwhile exercise. Many thanks to Phil Chisnall for his patient teaching style, a lesson in itself!
PS Looking forward to seeing everyone (with the glaring exception of 'La Kelly'),at Warwick. Maybe if I pray for rain the opposite will happen! Now, where's that inflatable dinghy?
H.xx


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: nutty
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 03:05 PM

Just got round to posting.

Had a fabulous weekend despite the horrible rain. The atmosphere at Saddleworth was, as always, brilliant and (hard to believe) the singarounds just get better and better. The quality is just so high.

Missed hearing the complete Hissyfit (get well soon Linda) but Hazel sang superbly and was a credit to them.

Thanks to everyone who came to my workshops - it really makes it worthwhile when people are so appreciative. I even had past participants telling me how worthwhile they had been.

Finally, thanks to Ali and all those involved in the organisation the hard work certainly paid off. See you in 2009


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 03:37 PM

Well wasn't it a great weekend?
Too many highlights to fill a post - but particularly enjoyed Nancy & James, Bill & Dave, Barrie & Ingrid, Zoe Mulford and 4Square, and the Roy Clinging Poor Man's Heritage show, and then the Sunday Church Sing and that impromptu Con Club sing with GU4.
Sad to have had to miss Mary & Anahata and Hamish Currie and Chris & Julie due to unavoidable clashes.
Sad too that Linda K couldn't be there, but hope she's recuperating well (any news?).
It was good to have gotten reacquainted with so many friends (everyone seems to converge on Saddleworth, which is great!) and once again made some new ones. Including you, Gene - but hey there, what's that strange word "lucrative"? (us folkies don't know the meaning of that one!)...

See y'all next year!
M


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Willa
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 03:58 PM

That long-anticipated first Saddleworth visit lived up to all predictions. High spots? too many to list, but doing my bit in the WOR has to be one; just sorry that the reason for it was Linda's absence.

Hazel and I saw her this afternoon and she was looking better than when we saw her last Thursday. Won't comment further than that as I think she'll be keeping you posted herself.

Low spot? Floating in the bottom of the tent on Saturday morning! No further problems once I'd moved it to a better spot.

I managed to visit most venues, enjoyed sessions and singarounds (Thanks to all the comperes.)

Yes, Chris and Julie were on top form, Mawkin Causley and 4Square
were amazing. Loved Gene's singing.

Met old friends and made new ones - hope to meet some again at Whitby.

Well done Alio and every member of your team; I'll be back.

Ann


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: GUEST,guest scowie
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 04:05 PM

fraternal greetings to our Yorkshire cousins from the victorious Lankies.Dont fall on your sword Raymond or there may be even less to try to "stand up" next time round.Even worse we could wind up with someone even harder to deal with than your goodself,I suspect there's a few of those around in deepest Yorkshire.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 04:34 PM

Not all the idiots were local, the group of mainly males at the far end of the site made a lot of noise on Friday night/ Saturday morning including letting off Fife works untill past 2am.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: dozy rozy
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 04:37 PM

Well, I had a lovely time, cut short by a car problem, so I missed sunday night.Thanks to all for a great weekend.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 04:42 PM

Great weekend despite the 'son et lumiere' show on Saturday night (all those pretty blue lights just next to our caravan). Shellback sing in the park with choreographed brolly raising was fun! It is such a friendly festival - well where else could you get Tykes and Lankies to share a stage! As an Essex girl with children from Lancashire and Yorkshire I will claim allegiance to whichever side wins, although there are never any losers!
Well done Ali and crew.
See you next year


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: 8_Pints
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 04:53 PM

Congratulations to Ali and her team, Lancashire, and commiserations to the "White Rose County" Hazel's "water feature" at the campsite!

Bob & Sue vG

PS Can someone confirm I've successfully posted the image so all can view it?


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Pistachio
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 05:52 PM

Sunken Tepee seen in Puddleworth!

What can I say but 'thank you' for putting me up (high up out of the H2O)

Loads of love

Hazel.xx


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Pistachio
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 05:56 PM

On second viewing it's a bit like a space station!!!
H.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Aeola
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 06:46 PM

Under the circs the Teepee surrounded by water was quite a site,oops! sight.

Ali, I thought the injured lad was one of the 5-a-side group, not actually a festival goer!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Folkiedave
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 07:05 PM

Ray,

Despite not being there - I cannot understand how Yorkshire lostat anything.

What happened to the old Yorkshire motto - if a game is worth playing it's worth cheating at?


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: r.padgett
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 02:27 AM

Yes Dave!
Unfortunately they were better at cheating this year!

We were on our best behaviour, as the judge had indicated that he expected a clean fight. The Yorkshire class which was evident to all present was unfortunatley obliterated by comedians and time wasters, thus playing to the gullible Lincolnshire judges

Ray


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Goldengob
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 03:02 AM

Bill & I had a great time - as we always do at Saddleworth - Thanks again Ali
xx
Dave F


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Vin2
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 04:37 AM

Great time once again. Many thanks to you Ali and all the committee!

Apart from the abysmal weather (even inside of me tent got wet this time - it's an outrage) there was some fantastic music. Thought after last years tenth, this years (my tenth) would be an anti-climax but the music was brill especially, as pointed out already, the younger bands. Thought kerfuffle were sensational!

Sadly couldn't stay for the survivors session this year but sounds like it was as fab as last years.

As for the war of the roses, well i just think Stan and the Hometowners has to be the ultimate weapon in any one's side, very hard to beat. Yorkies will just have to go nuclear!

P.S. Nice to hear at least one side of Hissyfit. Great singing Hazel and get well soon Linda (forgot to sign the card :-(, hope to see you both next year.

Tek care y'all over next 12 months, Vin


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: GUEST,MC Fat (at work)
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 05:00 AM

I didn't say you deserved the sack Raymundo (creep creep) just you need perhaps a little help in the strategic direction of winning back t'trophy which includes every dirty trick in't book tha knaws


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: muppitz
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 11:14 AM

This was a festival of balance for me, I loved the music I got to watch (Following Elbow Jane around clearly being my highlight!), but I would have liked to have found out about the hole in my left boot BEFORE I got behind the counter of the food tent when it turned into a lake on Friday night!
It's a shame about the bother on Sunday morning, poor Graham now has a broken knee to show for his folk festival weekend but it's good to hear it hasn't put them off coming back, they're our best customers!

Jim, don't forget to let me know when you arrive at Warwick and I'll instruct you in the ways of a successful erection, including a special section on putting your poles in the right place!

Cheers for a good weekend!

muppitz
x


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Vin2
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 12:03 PM

Forgot to mention the wonderful 'cup and running' new boy band making their Saddleworth debut this year in the Con Club, the only one and only 'PHILISTANS'.

Seriously folks, i'm sure all who were there to witness Stan Ackrinton's trio will agree what a brilliant clever and hilarios set it was. Was speaking to Phil Brown at the whistle workshop who said they hadn't bin 'together' long. Well, let's have more guys (maybe on the main stage next year Ali?) smashin stuff !!

Vin


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 12:15 PM

Thanks so much for all the wonderful comments. Bob, that photo is wonderful! I'm sending it to all the committee. No, the young lad who was assaulted was a festival goer - a group of them (all belonging to the same sports club) come every year for the frings, and love it - usually! Muppitz, do you have contact details for them, as I'd like to send a note from me and the rest of the gang?

Hazel, you were great - I'm so glad you still came and sang. Hopefully Hissyfit will be on stage in 2009! Annie, it was brilliant seeing you here!!

Ray, there's no way I'm letting you resign, so forget it! You'll be there in 2009 - and possibly 2019!!! Folkiedave, I'm with you - I'm a Yorkshire lass, so I can cope with cheating!! What's your plan?

Gene, it was lovely meeting you and hearing you sing - I heard a lot of people commenting extremely favourably about you. And I played a track from your album on my radio programme last night!

Love to you all,
Ali xx


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: r.padgett
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 12:48 PM

I have your tent Mr McDonald, such as it is! so be nice and let me know time for pick up etc

Cheers
Jim

Thanks Ali xx


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: r.padgett
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 12:48 PM

That was me of course!!

Ray


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: GUEST,No.1 Mawkin:Causley Fan
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 01:21 PM

Brilliant set from Mawkin:Causley on the friday, they seem to be really taking off this year, I also caught their set at Loughborough earlier this year and they've come on leaps and bounds since then. I really think they could go very far with this collaboration.

Also enjoyed Kerfuffle and 4 Square. Great choice of young bands this year. Well done.

xxxJanetxxx


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 03:13 PM

Ray, you're really confusing me! Are you yourself, or Jim?!!

I thought Mawkin Causley were brilliant too - and young Kim who was on the desk all weekend absolutely fell in love / lust with them!!

Ali x


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: r.padgett
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 03:34 PM

I dunno Ali!

Ray


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: muppitz
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 06:50 AM

Ali, I don't have contact details for the guys, I only know a couple of them by name because I went out drinking with them on the Saturday a few festivals back, there was nothing on I particularly wanted to see and I had the night off from the bar, thought I'd enjoy the fringe with them!! Good bunch of fellas.

muppitz
x


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Soldier boy
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 12:41 PM

This was a brilliant festival once again. Well done Alio and all the organisers/helpers.

Special mention to the security people and stewards who managed to sort out the trouble early sunday morning.

Also worth mentioning that there is rarely any trouble at this festival.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: mandotim
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 01:20 PM

Finally made it home today; we enjoyed the festival hugely. Many thanks to Alio and all the organisers, stewards, host venues, caterers and festival-goers who made it a very special occasion; especially for a Saddleworth boy who hasn't been back for 35 years!
Was there a conscious policy to book some young musicians and singers this year? If so, it paid off in spades. Kerfuffle were awesome, Four Square showed just how great they are going to be (and soon!), and my dear wife would like contact details for Mawkin Causley, as she wishes to adopt them. (I think she said 'adopt', but I'm not sure...)
See you next year, no question.
Tim


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 01:58 PM

Yes, we wanted to attract more young people, and it did pay off. I thought all the young artists and festival goers were wonderful role models and ambassadors.
Already booked for next year are The Young 'Uns - and Gene hopefully!Plus there'll be more young bands - any ideas? I do like Isambarde, so that's a possibility.
Tim, your wife isn't the only one to be smitten by Mawkin Causley - so talented, so gorgeous!!
Ali x


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Pistachio
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 06:18 PM

Linda had better get better soon as we (Hissyfit) will be gigging WITH Mawkin Causley at Faldingworth in the new year!!! Swoon!
What a voice Jim has - and the energy and musicianship of all of them was amazing. H.xx


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: r.padgett
Date: 24 Jul 08 - 01:45 AM

I must not at this point let go the opportunity to plug Jamie Roberts and Katriona Gilmore a young duo from Barnsley

Jamie is Katherine Roberts brother (KR and Sean Lakeman)

They were there at the weekend, Jamie is also in Kerfuffle of course and Kat in Tiny Tin ladies

Barnsley fc (see web site) have them booked as well as Dave Burland

Ray


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 24 Jul 08 - 03:19 AM

I didn't see them Ray - what a shame. Were they in the concerts or in the singarounds?

Ali


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Hamish
Date: 24 Jul 08 - 03:36 AM

Young 'Uns - good choice. Also try Megson and Uiscedwr

By the way did I mention I saw Kerfuffle again on Monday night in Hampshire? I said I was stalking them... They were seriously brilliant (again!) and kept talking about what a good time they'd had at Saddleworth.

x


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Hamish
Date: 24 Jul 08 - 04:20 AM

Er, I meant Uiscedwr

I think.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 24 Jul 08 - 04:36 AM

Hi Hamish. I knew who you meant! They came to Saddleworth a few years ago I think - can't remember when. Not heard of Megson before though. Kerfuffle are great aren't they - as were all the young people (the oldies weren't too bad either!!)

Ali x


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: dozy rozy
Date: 24 Jul 08 - 04:54 PM

Has anyone heard anymore from the lads that were attacked?How are the injured ones?


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 25 Jul 08 - 02:48 AM

He's home now thanks, and doing OK - I'm sending a card from us all in Saddleowrth as soon as I have an address.

The Police keep ringing me as well to apologise - on the Saturday early evening of the Festival I rang them to tell them about some lads who'd come on the campsite behaving threateningly and promising to return. They didn't take me very seriously and wouldn't come out -apparently they never even logged my call! Anyway, the local Inspector has traced my 5 mins. 12 secs. call now, and is looking into it! He's really annoyed as he says I made the potential threat to my festival goers really clear. Maybe this could all have been avoided, but I guess we'll never know.

Ali


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: r.padgett
Date: 25 Jul 08 - 03:23 AM

Well no Ali Jamie and Katriona didn't as far O know sing together as Jamie was rather busy with Kerfuffle

They were there in the Conservative club on Sat night and also on Sunday am in the Civic

Ray


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 25 Jul 08 - 03:14 PM

Do you know if they're going to be at Fylde?

Ali


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: GUEST,Guest Old postie
Date: 25 Jul 08 - 04:51 PM

I have been to many Folk festivals over the last twenty years but Saddleworth is the only one I have gone home early from. I only stayed one night even though I had paid for the weekend. The reason was the noise late at night and I won't be going again

Maybe the problem is that the campsite has public access.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 25 Jul 08 - 06:39 PM

Well, it's always nice to hear both sides!! There were problems, we know, and they are being addressed - by the committee and by the police. We also do pay a lot of money for extra security, so we're really trying to keep festival goers happy. As Soldier Boy said, we rarely get trouble at our festival, and hopefully next year we can ensure that.
Ali


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Vin2
Date: 28 Jul 08 - 08:45 AM

This was my tenth attendance at Saddleworth. I was on the campsite as always, in my small tent near the food tent and facilities. After the sessions in the town on Friday / Sat i went back to the site and was in the food tent until around 2am. There was a bit of noise hear and there but nothing, in my opinion, that would have spoilt it for others. On the night of the incident, i did hear the commotion in the distance which was a bit unnerving, and was obviously worse for those nearer to it. However, that certainly would not stop me going back next year as i know the committee will address these problems as they have in the past. To stay away would give victory to any would be 'spoilers', tiny minority tho they are, and would mean missing out on what is a overwhelmingly a good, friendly festival!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: old git
Date: 28 Jul 08 - 09:20 AM

It was 2006 when Uiscedwr were at Saddleworth...I hosted a "Meet the Young Performers" session featuring them and 2 other acts. Also in that session were an excellent young group called "Trasna" Are they still around?   The third spot was meant to be taken by a young group called "TalkingPie" an offshoot of the former young band "Heyfeva" They had just disbanded but the driving force behind both bands Jim Molyneux kept us enthralled with some dazzling music on the accordian. Jim of course continues to receive rave reviews with his new band 4Square.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Brother Crow
Date: 28 Jul 08 - 09:35 AM

We're sorry we missed it as we really like the area, but we were booked elsewhere (not too far away...Barnsley!)

Never mind, perhaps next year.

Graeme and Andy,
Brother Crow.

P.S. The Young Uns are great by the way...


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: r.padgett
Date: 28 Jul 08 - 12:20 PM

Just back from Warwick ff

The Young Uns I am informed are brilliant

Chris Sherburn and Bella Hardy untouchables from Yorkshire!! astounding, brilliant entertaining

I don't know off hand who is at Fylde although Alan Bell was at Wff, I will check the website, also for Kat and Jamie, I think they are at Whitby ff

Ray


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: old git
Date: 28 Jul 08 - 12:40 PM

Yes I agree...the Young Uns are brilliant ....and a great bunch of lads whose enthusiasm for the songs they are singing shines through their performance

geoff t


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Aeola
Date: 28 Jul 08 - 05:03 PM

I was there from thursday and only recall the noise on sat night, as one of the many stewards who responded to show a presence on site I certainly would not be put off by the odd behaviour of a couple of drunks. Count me in for 2009!Don't see kerfuffle on the Fyle FF prgramme.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Aeola
Date: 28 Jul 08 - 05:05 PM

Just a thought, Isamdarde are well worth seeing and I would like to see Muldoon's Picnic back ( if they are still performing as a group after their degree results).


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 29 Jul 08 - 06:09 AM

Thanks for the comments Vin. I've already spoken to one couple who were upset about the incident but they were quite happy with my response, and the plans we've got for next year. Also, because the bpolice are so embarassed about it, they've promised a much more proactive presence. I wouldn't want it to spoil anyone's views of our festival.

Not sure about Trasna geoff - I'll probably see some of them when I'm MCinf at Fylde as they're from that area and often perform at the festival. Naimh and Roisin are lovely. I'll let you know. Jim's a star isn't he?

Isambarde will be coming if I have any say in it! And I do love Muldoon's Picnic Aeola - they sent me their new CD which is just brilliant. it's called Gingham Down - have you heard it yet?
Hopefully we'll be booking Gene Burton as well.

I'm doing the Collation of the Evaluations at the moment, and almost everyone has named the young performers as their "highs" at the festival. The only problem was the the Young Generation Concert wasn't in a big enough venue! So I'll have to do something about that next year.

Ali x


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: dozy rozy
Date: 30 Jul 08 - 05:00 PM

Aeola, I too am not put off by drunken behaviour.I found one drunk person who was like a reverse homing pigeon, and went back to the pub no matter how many times he was taken home.He was a pleasure to escort, and the happiest man in Saddleworth that night, despite his war wounds!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Soldier boy
Date: 30 Jul 08 - 07:31 PM

OOOhhh. dozy rozy - you cheeky girl you! Always picking up waifs and strays! It was a great weekend and always worth putting in your diary.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 31 Jul 08 - 05:06 AM

Got our first festival meeting on Saturday - over lunch. No peace for the wicked! Roll on the 12th Festival!!!

Ali

PS The guitar raffle prize still hasn't been claimed!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Vin2
Date: 31 Jul 08 - 07:33 AM

What was the ticket number Ali?


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 31 Jul 08 - 11:15 AM

Blue 490. Any takers?

Bernard (i.e. Cromarty) says that if it's a ticket with numbers on one side and no phone number on the other, then it's his!!!

Ali


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: folk1e
Date: 31 Jul 08 - 07:25 PM

Once again I enjoyed the fest immensly ...... could we eather book the "fair weather tickets" NOW for next year or have a wellie making workshop on Fri/Sat and Sun next year!

Now .... where did I put me waders?


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival 2008
From: Alio
Date: 01 Aug 08 - 09:17 AM

Thanks folkle - I just despair! I think in 11 years we've had 2 really good weekends re the weather. Good job all our festival goers are hardy people!
Ali xx


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