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Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008

GUEST 12 Aug 08 - 03:32 AM
Les in Chorlton 13 Aug 08 - 02:33 AM
GUEST,Fatface 13 Aug 08 - 09:15 AM
GUEST,Alan Surtees 13 Aug 08 - 11:33 AM
Fran 13 Aug 08 - 12:40 PM
Les in Chorlton 16 Aug 08 - 03:28 AM
Helen Jocys 16 Aug 08 - 04:45 AM
Les in Chorlton 16 Aug 08 - 04:59 AM
John J 16 Aug 08 - 07:55 AM
Les in Chorlton 16 Aug 08 - 08:18 AM
GUEST,Cosmo 16 Aug 08 - 10:29 AM
GUEST,Sandra 16 Aug 08 - 11:45 AM
RobbieWilson 16 Aug 08 - 12:57 PM
GUEST,Sandra 16 Aug 08 - 03:37 PM
Mr Happy 17 Aug 08 - 06:50 AM
Fran 17 Aug 08 - 08:23 AM
Mr Happy 17 Aug 08 - 09:31 AM
Fliss 18 Aug 08 - 02:40 PM
Mr Happy 20 Aug 08 - 07:54 AM
greg stephens 20 Aug 08 - 08:00 AM
Mr Happy 20 Aug 08 - 08:02 AM
greg stephens 20 Aug 08 - 08:02 AM
GUEST,Howard Jones 20 Aug 08 - 08:06 AM
Mr Happy 20 Aug 08 - 08:16 AM
danensis 20 Aug 08 - 10:33 AM
treewind 21 Aug 08 - 03:39 PM
John J 21 Aug 08 - 06:29 PM
Richard Atkins 21 Aug 08 - 08:29 PM
My guru always said 22 Aug 08 - 04:34 AM
greg stephens 22 Aug 08 - 06:48 AM
the lemonade lady 24 Aug 08 - 06:04 PM
Sheila_b 25 Aug 08 - 09:38 AM
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Kelk Brigade 25 Aug 08 - 11:58 AM
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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Aug 08 - 03:32 AM

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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 13 Aug 08 - 02:33 AM


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: GUEST,Fatface
Date: 13 Aug 08 - 09:15 AM

We were looking forward to seeing Rapsquillion again. Their concert act is great. And they're local to Shrewsbury (I think). 2009 maybe?


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: GUEST,Alan Surtees
Date: 13 Aug 08 - 11:33 AM

These are the Ciders on offer at this year's festival

Riches
Traditional sweet,medium and dry

Burrow hill
Traditional sweet medium and dry
Cider brandy
Pomona
3 different types of farm pressed apple juice

West croft cider
Janets jungle juice

Hecks
Traditional medium
Kingston black single varietal
Perry

Broadoak cider co.
traditional sweet
Kingston black
Moonshine
Perry

Dunkertons organic cider
Organic medium sweet,medium,dry

Ross on wye cider
Perry
medium

Brook farm
Medium,sweet,dry
Perry

Westons
old rosie
stowford press

Bulmers
Traditional medium and dry

Inches
Traditional dry

Thatchers
Perry

Cider house special

I'm really looking forward to trying some of them. What a great pity that a certain cider enthusiast of a crimson tincture will not be able to enjoy them...... He He He!!!!

All the Best

Alan


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: Fran
Date: 13 Aug 08 - 12:40 PM

I am looking forward to trying some!

My prog arrived today.


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 16 Aug 08 - 03:28 AM

My programme has not arrived - should I worry?

Cheers

L in C


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: Helen Jocys
Date: 16 Aug 08 - 04:45 AM

Hope to see you there Les. Promise faithfully to get down to the Beech next time around. JJ (son) says it's a cracking night.

Cheers,

HelenJ.


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 16 Aug 08 - 04:59 AM

Thanks Helen, we have had lots of fun and great music and John brings much joy .

Cheers

L in C


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: John J
Date: 16 Aug 08 - 07:55 AM

No Les, what you meant to say is 'John drinks much beer'.

:-)

JJ


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 16 Aug 08 - 08:18 AM

Well, we have much to thank Timothy Taylor for, he certainly oils my neck

See you!


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: GUEST,Cosmo
Date: 16 Aug 08 - 10:29 AM

Are you opening all thee gates at 10:00 or just gate one? Which is best to go to?


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: GUEST,Sandra
Date: 16 Aug 08 - 11:45 AM

Yes all three gates will be open at 10am. Choosing the best one for you depends where you want to camp. But it's my guess you will be waved into the next available entrance so you may not be able to choose a gate.

Les, if you still haven't received you programme give me a call and I'll check it out for you.

Sandra


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: RobbieWilson
Date: 16 Aug 08 - 12:57 PM

I'm having ticket trouble. Bought for me and my daughter but now have another young catter coming and you can't buy just a youth ticket. Have sent a message to ticket sellers but no reply as yet.


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: GUEST,Sandra
Date: 16 Aug 08 - 03:37 PM

Hi Robbie

You can easily buy a youth ticket if you call the festival office.

You can also buy one on the festival weekend whichever is easier.


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: Mr Happy
Date: 17 Aug 08 - 06:50 AM

..........the final countdown!

From today, 4,3,2,1 - we'll all be converging on Shrewsbury on Thursday, the advance party should be there middayish, & meself + the other stragglers should be there around 5ish, can't wait - Yippee! - 5 days & nights of perpetual folking about - yeeeeeehhaaaaaaah!!


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: Fran
Date: 17 Aug 08 - 08:23 AM

Will there be some music on Thursday night? I don't play anything or sing but love to be "audience".


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: Mr Happy
Date: 17 Aug 08 - 09:31 AM

Well we're all rambling minstrels & will either create our own sesh for others to join or if there's one happening somewhere on site will link up


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: Fliss
Date: 18 Aug 08 - 02:40 PM

Add Flook to the list for next year and 'Last Night's Fun'.
Flook do good workshops.
Isambarde are good... they come down the Boat Inn session sometimes.
Would love to see Dougie MacLean.


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: Mr Happy
Date: 20 Aug 08 - 07:54 AM

Only one more day to go, then its the frantic rush to get everything packed in the car & be in Liverpool by mid afternoon to pick up 'er indoors from werk, then bomb down the M62,M56, M53, A483 & A5 straight to the campsite - Yippee!!


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: greg stephens
Date: 20 Aug 08 - 08:00 AM

The Boat Band will shortly be slipping her cable and nosing out into the channel, setting all sail and we'll be there shortly. We sound a bit like

this


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: Mr Happy
Date: 20 Aug 08 - 08:02 AM

Greg,

You sound like this?

The webpage cannot be found
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If you clicked on a link, it may be out of date.

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    Retype the address.

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    More information

This error (HTTP 404 Not Found) means that Internet Explorer was able to connect to the website, but the page you wanted was not found. It's possible that the webpage is temporarily unavailable. Alternatively, the website might have changed or removed the webpage.

For more information about HTTP errors, see Help.


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: greg stephens
Date: 20 Aug 08 - 08:02 AM

That link didn't work. Try this


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: GUEST,Howard Jones
Date: 20 Aug 08 - 08:06 AM

I have other (non-musical) plans for the weekend but Shrewsbury is my Plan B if the weather is vile.

Where are the sessions?


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: Mr Happy
Date: 20 Aug 08 - 08:16 AM

Last time, the best seshes were in the bars & on the campsite.

Some folk ventured into town & I heard there was good craic at the Gamekeepers close to the site


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: danensis
Date: 20 Aug 08 - 10:33 AM

It certainly sounded good as we walked past,

John


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: treewind
Date: 21 Aug 08 - 03:39 PM

Does anybody know what's expected to happen at the Britannia Inn on Friday and Saturday nights?
It's down on our (performer's!) schedule as a "pub session" without further explanation...

Anahata


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: John J
Date: 21 Aug 08 - 06:29 PM

Is there a Mudmeet?

John


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: Richard Atkins
Date: 21 Aug 08 - 08:29 PM

John Guru will be thare no Mudgather planned :<(


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: My guru always said
Date: 22 Aug 08 - 04:34 AM

Hi John! Would be fab to have a MudGather at Shrewsbury, but I'd need a venue & time programmed in by the Festival Organisers so that I could get one off the ground in good time. Maybe next year?

Failing that I'll be around collect and distributing hugs to all that want them & probably will be found in or around the beer tent *grin*

Safe journeys everyone!!


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: greg stephens
Date: 22 Aug 08 - 06:48 AM

For a real Mudcat experience, get to the Pavilion at 13.40 on Sunday. Then you get to see me with the Boat Band, followed immediately by Treewind(Anahata plus Mary Humphreys). And, if it keeps raining, there should be some Mud. Bring your own cat.


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 24 Aug 08 - 06:04 PM

Hey Greg, I did get to the pavilion for that time today and watched you guys for a while. Great stuff!

Thanks for coming to see me at my trailer today and refilling the bottle. Nice to meet you after all this time.

x Sal


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: Sheila_b
Date: 25 Aug 08 - 09:38 AM

HI everyone.

This is my first time on mudcat. Mr. S and me have just got back to Yorkshire having had a fantastic time. We're all danced out and we've seen some of the best acts this festival year. Richard Thompson was awesome. So were Kerfuffle and The Dukhs.

I noticed reading down the thread that Alan has suggested acts for next year. I might be a bit biased towards the Yorkshire acts (we have the cream you know) but me and Mr. S would suggest...

Gerry McNeice - he's from our neck of the woods and he's great. We've seen him all over and he played a great set at Broadstairs last year. We were told by a friend that he was at Shrewsbury this year with his morris side and he entered the open mic competition. Apparently a young fiddler won the heat and we're sorry we missed him. He also plays brilliant double bass with the Duncan McFarlane Band

Duncan McFarlane - the finest folk rockers ever. Duncan puts on a heck of a show and I can't believe Shrewsbury haven't booked him before. The electric band are fantastic and there have an acoustic band, a duo and trio line up. He does guitar workshops too.

Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts - Jamie is well known as part of Kerfuffle but also is worth checking out with Katriona. Their original material is amazing.

The Hall Brothers - they are like Yorkshire's Show of Hands. They put on a brilliant and exhilarating performance. Being a lady of a certain age I do find them rather pleasing on the eye too!.

and not from Yorkshire

George Papavgeris
Vin Garbutt
Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby
Stanley Accrington

When I get more time I'll suggest some more

Thanks to everyone, we had the best time ever.

And hello to the lady who found my purse which I'd dropped. Sorry I didn't get your name.

Sheila and James


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: GUEST,Mad Jock
Date: 25 Aug 08 - 10:17 AM


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: Kelk Brigade
Date: 25 Aug 08 - 11:58 AM

Well said Sheila, Duncan and the band should not only be playing Shrewsbury but Cropredy which has sadly lacked a decent folk rock band recently.
If you want to see more they aretopping the bill at a "mini" festival at Sledmere Village Hall on 13th September starting at 3.00pm till late, supported by the wonderful Edwina Hayes, Paul Lidell Nick Hall, Dave and Zoe Bottomley and Jim Danby.
Promises to be a great day, with real ale bar, refreshments and camping so everyone can relax and dance the night away!!
Be there or be square!
Peter


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: Sheila_b
Date: 25 Aug 08 - 12:58 PM

Peter

Sounds good but why haven't you get Gerry on the bill? I see he's playing the Moonbeams gig so I'll be along to that one.

Duncan McFarlane at Cropredy eh? I'll mention it to Richard Thompson when I see him next. Ha ha!

Were you at Shrewsbury?

Sheila


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: Kelk Brigade
Date: 25 Aug 08 - 01:06 PM

No still recovering from Whitby, but we've already done 19 festivals this year so made a change to be in our own bed at the weekend, did spend a few hours at the local Driffield Folk Festival though, which makes 20!
Sorry you won't make September, but we'll be at Otley week after.
Otherwise its Gerry in October.
Hugs
Peter


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: muppitz
Date: 25 Aug 08 - 04:19 PM

Sheila b - you don't have to be of a certain age to find the Hall Brothers easy on the eye!;-)

muppitz
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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: .spiderman
Date: 26 Aug 08 - 07:50 AM

Sheila B/muppitz

... you don't have to be a lady/female either!

Just got back from Shrewsbury - what a wonderful festival! My first time, and I can't wait for next year now!

Tim V Eyken - you're a lovely lovely man!


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: muppitz
Date: 26 Aug 08 - 08:28 AM

Of course, I'm all for equal rights and stuff!
I'm delighted to have been able to see Rory McLeod again, I've not seen him since Shrewsbury was at Bridgenorth, not happy that I couldn't get on at the open mic I think that procedure needs looking at, really enjoyed Nancy & James, Breabach, Steve Tilston & his ensemble and it was great to see my mates Elbow Jane on the main stage!
Nice one once again folks!

muppitz
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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 26 Aug 08 - 08:37 AM

Really enjoyed The Boat Band, Tim Van Eiken and The Doonans. Then struck down with a bad back from those little low chairs.

D McF must be booked for Shrewsbury - great tunes, great trad songs great songs of their own


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: Folkie
Date: 26 Aug 08 - 08:40 AM

Great festival, but I was disappointed that Cloudstreet only played small venues. They are fantastic and should have been in one of the big marquees.


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: greg stephens
Date: 26 Aug 08 - 08:45 AM

I much prefer seeing bands in the small venues, generally. Rory McLeod, totally acoustic, in the Pavilion was the best gig I have seen him do for years. And when the Boat Band played acoustically at the Bird in Hand, with Rory McLeod and Chris Bartram as guest musicians, many people there seem to have had a much better time of it than at our big marquee do.(Though that seemed to go very well too,dancing in the aisles, which we thought was verboten at Shrewsbury!)


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 26 Aug 08 - 08:59 AM

Whilst watching The Boat Band in Marque 2 I was struck by how much they reminded me of the Jimi Hendrix Experience! Pared down musicianship, each getting the maximum from their instruments with out getting in each other's way, geat songs and tunes from a range of sources and traditions ............................ Oh and naked sexuality!


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: greg stephens
Date: 26 Aug 08 - 09:02 AM

Well I'm not sure about your Hendrix analogy, Les. At no time did pour petrol on my banjo and set fire to it. As to the naked sexuality...well, I'll leave that to others to judge.


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 26 Aug 08 - 09:07 AM

True enough Greg, but I didn't feel a direct person to person match. I am prepared to let others comment on the focus of said 'naked thingy'. I think you should consider a raid on the JHE back catalogue. The Doonans did a great version of 'Bring it on home to me' - from the Animals, although I feel sure they got from elsewhere.


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: Sheila_b
Date: 26 Aug 08 - 09:49 AM

I also really liked Steve Tilston's performance in the second marquee. I've seen him in small clubs and he just does exactly the same show whether it's twenty people or a thousand. He should be a bigger folk star in my book.

Muppitz, I guess there are ladies of all ages that swoon at the Hall Brothers.

Going to watch Gerry McNeice at the Junction in Otley tonight. Then Mr. S and I are tootling off to Europe for a few days.


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: danensis
Date: 26 Aug 08 - 10:54 AM

I'm still a bit mind boggled at being a neighbour of Steve Tilston for so long and not realising what a great singer and songwriter he is.

I must say I really enjoyed Shrewsbury. I kept away from Marquee 1 as much as possible, the sound in there was down to its usual appalling standard, but the sound in Marquee 2 was superb.

I do agree about the chairs - I even remembered my cushion this year, but it didn't help the assault on the lower ribcage!

John


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: Acorn4
Date: 26 Aug 08 - 12:12 PM

Muppitz,

On the question of the open mike, I had the same experience as you the last two years as we were B and B ing some distance from Shrewsbury and I wasn't able to get to the site in time to sign up. This was partly due to having a wife that "doesn't do time", but that's another issue.

Having now got a caravan, I was determined to get a slot and arrived well before 10 o' clock on the Saturday. The queue had built up by the time the list opened and about two thirds of the slots both for Saturday and Sunday had gone by the time I left. There was almost a mini rugby scrum as people were not only determined to bag a slot but often had a specific one in mind due to other festival commitments. Colin Squire, who was there to supervise the signing on said that there were a number of concerns about the procedure and it had been discussed at some length.

To me, the most obvious point is that it is down to supply and demand and there are just not enough slots. Over the two days there are 24 slots available and there are how many people at the festival?
The problem is that the Sabrina has to be shared with other events like workshops and concerts, and there is always the constraint of time. I've suggested on the survey that I filled in that there should be a dedicated venue for the open mike which could operate on a rolling system. The site is big enough to accomodate this with ease I would have thought. It would also increase the competition.

I was a bit wary when the competitive element was introduced, and it does seem to have put a bit of an edge on it as far as the open stagers are concerned; I think a lot of people would previously go on in the hope of conquering stage nerves, or in my case, getting experience with PA. On the other hand this is probably quite good for the watchers and I like the touch of each of the MCs having their own candidate - a nice little tongue in cheek nod to the X Factor

I was actually lucky enough to get through to the final despite the mikes failing during the second act of our session( its just one of these things that happen at folk festivals!) thus felt a bit of a fraud having got to an open mike final without actually using a mike.

The time pressure actually affected the final as well unfortunately. The young singer/guitarist who went on before me won over the audience in the first twenty seconds and delivered his first song brilliantly but then unfortunatly broke a string. We were told that we had about twelve minutes - break a string in a twenty minute set and it's recoverable but it takes about the length of a song to do it in a 12 minute slot - he understandably went into panic mode and the MC tried to change a string while he did an acapella song. In the end I lent him my guitar, which had unfortunately gone a bit out of tune in the cold weather. He actually made a very good recovery from this and could easily win the competition another year.I would have thought that a twenty minute spot would have been fair for the finalists - if you've got that far you can hold an audience for 20 minutes. Once again constraints of time on the marquee. 12 minute slots are fine for the initial slots because (how to put this tactfully?) a minority of entrants might not actually be truly listenable for longer and the person who goes on after ends up performing in front of one man and his dog.

Having said all this, it's a great idea and , and is in a way a victim of its own popularity. The element of luck also adds an extra dimension - most of us pray for rain so you get a big audience! I hope all this rather long post is taken in terms of useful suggestions and if I'm grinding axes they are other people's rather than mine.

I thought the winner was fantastic! Went to see her slot in Marquee 2 and she went down really well. A star in the making!

I also thought the young people who did the CD recording from Birmingham University were brilliant and was once again lucky enough to be one of the early birds that got a slot. I imagine there were a lot of people disappointed not to get on here as well especially as the Sunday session had to be abandoned dur to the fire.

They assure me they will be back next year.


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: GUEST,Chris Murray
Date: 26 Aug 08 - 12:19 PM

No-one else has said it so I'll have to: Bellowhead were brilliant.


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Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2008
From: GUEST,aeola
Date: 26 Aug 08 - 01:03 PM

John, I agree the sound in marquee 1 left a lot to be desired but if you stood about 100feet from the marquee it balanced out and sounded ok! As usual it was a terrifc w/e and the weather was favourable, really enjoyed the ukelele band, not what I expected ( no lamp-post ).A great w/e & looking forward to next year. Well done Alan & Sandra. Just a thought, but would like to see a small marquee ( sabrina size?) dedicated to all those who like to join in singing some of the traditional songs,


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