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Music in Middlewich

Dave Roberts 20 Feb 08 - 01:00 PM
Josher 20 Feb 08 - 09:38 AM
GUEST,Janet from Birmingham 05 Feb 08 - 04:58 PM
GUEST,Sandbach Folkie 04 Feb 08 - 04:26 PM
Dave Roberts 04 Feb 08 - 04:07 PM
GUEST,Mrs B 04 Feb 08 - 01:12 PM
GUEST 04 Feb 08 - 12:46 PM
Dave Roberts 04 Feb 08 - 11:27 AM
The Tillerman 04 Feb 08 - 07:25 AM
Josher 03 Feb 08 - 11:00 AM
Dave Roberts 03 Feb 08 - 03:13 AM
Sandbach Folkie 02 Feb 08 - 07:55 AM
Dave Roberts 02 Feb 08 - 04:31 AM
Busy Lizzie 02 Feb 08 - 04:13 AM
GUEST,janet from birmingham 01 Feb 08 - 04:43 PM
Josher 01 Feb 08 - 02:20 PM
Dave Roberts 01 Feb 08 - 11:24 AM
Sandbach Folkie 01 Feb 08 - 11:11 AM
Dave Roberts 01 Feb 08 - 09:57 AM
Sandbach Folkie 01 Feb 08 - 09:31 AM
Dave Roberts 01 Feb 08 - 09:10 AM
Josher 01 Feb 08 - 08:41 AM
Sandbach Folkie 01 Feb 08 - 08:24 AM
Sandbach Folkie 01 Feb 08 - 08:20 AM
Dave Roberts 30 Jan 08 - 10:42 PM
Dave Roberts 30 Jan 08 - 10:36 PM
Busy Lizzie 29 Jan 08 - 05:52 AM
Dave Roberts 28 Jan 08 - 08:05 PM
Dave Roberts 24 Jan 08 - 05:41 PM
Dave Roberts 24 Jan 08 - 04:41 PM
Busy Lizzie 24 Jan 08 - 02:50 PM
Dave Roberts 24 Jan 08 - 07:34 AM
GUEST,Lester from Chester 24 Jan 08 - 07:00 AM
Dave Roberts 23 Jan 08 - 11:44 AM
GUEST,Associate of MFAB Festival 23 Jan 08 - 09:09 AM
Dave Roberts 21 Jan 08 - 05:05 PM
GUEST,Andy 20 Jan 08 - 04:52 PM
Dave Roberts 20 Jan 08 - 02:32 PM
GUEST,Lester from Chester 20 Jan 08 - 11:56 AM
Mr Happy 20 Jan 08 - 09:56 AM
Dave Roberts 19 Jan 08 - 10:11 AM
Dave Roberts 19 Jan 08 - 10:04 AM
GUEST,Lester from Chester 19 Jan 08 - 09:17 AM
Dave Roberts 19 Jan 08 - 12:05 AM
Dave Roberts 18 Jan 08 - 11:46 PM
Busy Lizzie 18 Jan 08 - 08:17 AM
Sandbach Folkie 12 Jan 08 - 07:52 AM
Mr Happy 10 Jan 08 - 10:43 AM
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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 01:00 PM

Yes indeed, Josher. And we are promised an appearance by Monologue John, along with the redoubtable Dorothy Fryman who'll outsing any Liverpool shantyman without turning a hair. Or something.
I may put in an appearance myself, so forewarned is forearmed.
Mr Robert Webb and I are at The Blue Bell in Smallwood this coming Monday (25th), BTW


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: Josher
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 09:38 AM

Monthly Middlewich Open Mike tonight 20th Feb 8:30pm at the Boars Head


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: GUEST,Janet from Birmingham
Date: 05 Feb 08 - 04:58 PM

What an amazing night, we enjoyed an evening of song and music. We listened to some real quality live music. Can't believe the organiser gets those well known musicians to come to an evening in the pub. If all the sessions are like that for the main festival, we will definitely be there.
Thanks for a great night.


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: GUEST,Sandbach Folkie
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 04:26 PM

I went to the Mayor's do and the King's Lock pub and enjoyed both very much. The British Legion could have had more seats filled but there were lots of people there.

Ann English, Dom Collins and Acoustak and the comedian provided a quality and varied entertainment at the Legion.

The Kings Lock was full to the brim and the Weavils, Dave Dove,Trimrigdoxy, Dr Bob and the Wildboys, our gang from Sandbach and many others who I had not met before made it a great night. I even heard Busy Lizzy sing - what a great (but quiet) voice. Roll on next month


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 04:07 PM

So, an excellent weekend for music in Middlewich all round. We trust the Mayor's charity shindig was well attended and successful. No reports have been forthcoming as yet.


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: GUEST,Mrs B
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 01:12 PM

Just wanted to say thanks for a brilliant evening at the Kings Lock last night. So often when you travel a distance to a session you can be a bit dissappointed but not last night. Well attended, relaxed, friendly and excellent music.
We'll certainly be telling all our friends.

Thanks Liz!


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 12:46 PM


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 11:27 AM

Many thanks to those who came along to see Mr Webb and I at the BH on Saturday. A wonderful evening. There will be others too. In the meantime, we're still at the Blue Bell in Smallwood on the last Monday of every month for our acoustic session. Next One Feb 25th.
Ta.


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: The Tillerman
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 07:25 AM

First Saturday of each month in the Boar's Head in Kinderton Street, well worth a visit.


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: Josher
Date: 03 Feb 08 - 11:00 AM

Transcamper 6 berth WoW


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 03 Feb 08 - 03:13 AM

June Tabor, eh?

That's what you might call excellent news.

I will now be able to say that I once performed in the same venue as June Tabor.

I just won't mention that our appearances were separated by nearly fifty years.

In 1960 I was, briefly, a member of the choir of St Michael & All Angels in Middlewich.

I got the sack, for reasons which will be obvious to those who've heard me sing.

I can't see the same thing happenening to June in June.

But well done, 'Busy Lizzie'. Quite a coup.


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: Sandbach Folkie
Date: 02 Feb 08 - 07:55 AM

Hi Josher

It is a transcamper 6 berth. Not posh but very roomy.


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 02 Feb 08 - 04:31 AM

Thanks Liz,

Well, the almost mythical date of February 2nd has finally arrived.

Wherever you decide to go in Middlewich tonight, have a great time!

Robert Sandwebb,
Manager and Supplier
Of Strongbow (tm)
Cider to Mr Roberts


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: Busy Lizzie
Date: 02 Feb 08 - 04:13 AM

I am getting into the swing of MUDCAT now! I pop in for a look and see what a trail I have started! I am pleased to say that this week we will officially release the line up for 2008 festival and I'll do a separate posting for that. And yes Janet and Sandbach Folkie, the Church is St Michaels Church in Middlewich, that lovely Church you see as you approach the town from any direction. June loves to play in Churches and when I decided to book her for this year, we had had just been asked by the Church Committee if we could include them for some concerts. So it is a first and we welcome June Tabor to Middlewich complete with Grand Piano which is to be hired in for the weekend! Jonathan Kelly (see some previous postings, is alive and well and will perform in Middlewich this summer) will make use of the Piano in the same venue on Saturday night... I hope that has wet your whistles a little!
Look out for my posting of the line up in the next few days.

Oh and as for my interest in organser, it is my favourite material, I have a beautiful piece that I lay out on the table when I do my Virgin Vie at home parties. If anyone is interested in having a party in their own home do let me know.

And finally, I agree that the Macmillan charity is very important and on behalf of MFAB I will be offering a generous raffle prize at the Lord Mayors event. MFAB is happy to support fund raising events in the town.

Liz


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: GUEST,janet from birmingham
Date: 01 Feb 08 - 04:43 PM

Just looking for some music in the area, so much going on just passing through this weekend and spoilt for choice, but June Tabor! How did they get her, I see she plays at the Church, I take it that's a real church then? I think I'll look in on the kings lock.I guess I'll find it on the canal!


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: Josher
Date: 01 Feb 08 - 02:20 PM

SF

a trailer tent, you must be posh, what kind is it?


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 01 Feb 08 - 11:24 AM

SF,

No doubt Busy Lizzie, who started this thread and is actually the Festival Director, will post details here.


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: Sandbach Folkie
Date: 01 Feb 08 - 11:11 AM

Thank you for the explanation Dave. I am glad that everyone in Middlewich works so hard together to produce such good music and raises so much for good causes.

I note from the June Tabor official website that she is appearing at the Boat Festival this year on 13 June in the Church. Does anyone know the rest of the line-up yet please? I am looking forward to getting my trailer tent out for the Festival season and Middlewich will definitely be on my calendar this year as I am a big fan of hers. I could not go to the Celtic Connections Festival this week even though she was performing there on Wednesday. How wonderful that she will be performing so close to home.


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 01 Feb 08 - 09:57 AM

Yes,

Sorry Sandbach Folkie. I meant the British Legion.

Still, feel free to go to the Civic Hall too, if you want. There might be an aerobics class or something on.

The Roberts & Webb charity is Roberts & Webb, in that circumstances dictate that we have to do this stuff for a living now.

(voices off shouting 'you'll starve!')

But I have to say that the Mayor's Charity (i.e. the Macmillan Cancer Unit at Leighton) is extremely worthwhile.

We've all been fundraising for the cause since last March when Live & Local put on a weekend at the Boar's Head with artists including Pete Morton and...Roberts & Webb.

And more recently Ian Norbury and I, who run the Boar's Head Quiz on Sundays, got together with Mike Parsons (ex Salt Town Poet and current Mayor Of Congleton) to put on a series of quizzes in Middlewich, Congleton, Sandbach and Alsager in aid of Macmillan.

And very successful they've been.

So you'll see why I'm a bit ambivalent about promoting our R&W thing at the BH over the Macmillan Concert. If I wasn't at the BH I'd be there myself, obviously.

The only thing I will say is that we had the date before anyone else.

I believe too, bringing all the various Middlewich strands together, that Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival are supplying some of the artists for the concert at the RBL.

So, all in all, it's a nice story of everyone working together for a good cause.


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: Sandbach Folkie
Date: 01 Feb 08 - 09:31 AM

There are 1,550 entries under organser in Google. It is obviously an international word! British Legion on the other hand has been translated by Dave into "Civic Hall". Which Civic Hall is it please? Or is it the same place as the British Legion?

What is the Roberts and Web charity please? I understand the Mayor's Charity is Macmillan Cancer Support at Leighton Hospital - a cause which has deservedly had a lot of support from the great people of Middlewich from what I have just read in previous threads. Us Sandbach people are glad to support our Mayor as we also are allowed to go to Leighton Hospital.


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 01 Feb 08 - 09:10 AM

Josher,

It's possible that Organser is a type of material used for making frocks.

There may be some kind of sexual meaning too, but in Middlewich we don't do things like that.

Or it might be a typo for 'organiser'

Who can say?

'Busy Lizzie' used it in an other thread and I queried it, but no explanation was forthcoming, so it must be right.

And Sandbach Folkie, feel free to go to the Civic Hall. There will be other R&W evenings at the BH.

But I should point out that Roberts & Webb at the BH is also in a good cause.

i.e. Roberts & Webb.

The January date was a mistake caused by latent idiocy and too much Strongbow (tm).

It's February 2nd, folks. Be there or be...er...somewhere else.

Robert Sandwebb
R&W Manager And General Factotum


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: Josher
Date: 01 Feb 08 - 08:41 AM

I don't know how anybody could "miss" Roberts and Webb.

I know it's only a little thing but what is an "organser"? It appears in a reply from Bizzie Lizzie and also from Dave Roberts, is it a Middlewich expression that I haven't come across before?


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: Sandbach Folkie
Date: 01 Feb 08 - 08:24 AM

I have just noticed, Dave says Roberts and Web were on 2 January, so people may have missed them?


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: Sandbach Folkie
Date: 01 Feb 08 - 08:20 AM

I have heard that as well as Web and Roberts at the Boar's Head on 2 February, Dom Collins and others are performing in Middlewich at the British Legion at the same time for some Mayoral fundraising evening. Middlewich is lucky to have so much "folkie" stuff going on. I might go to the Legion as it is in a good cause.


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 30 Jan 08 - 10:42 PM

Sorry, I mean organsed by I D Entertainment. It starts at 8,30pm.
I'm only mentioning this because our 100th quiz is looming on the horizon, to be followed shortly after by our second birthday.
Although it's not strictly folk-orientated, we do feature quite a bit of folk music and, each June, do special rounds on the Folk & Boat Festival.
If nothing else, it's definitely a good laugh, if we do say so ourselves.


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 30 Jan 08 - 10:36 PM

Sounds good.

If there's no room, get yourself down to the Boar's Head for the 96th BH Quiz, organsed by ID Entyertainment.


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich this weekend
From: Busy Lizzie
Date: 29 Jan 08 - 05:52 AM

On the 3rd February, Kings Lock Music Session. Middlewich. Guests Dr Bob and the Wildboys, Mike Lennon all the way from Ormskirk and regular visitors, Steve Dent, Ian Murfitt, Liz Rosenfield (organser) and anyone else who happens to fancy an evening of informal strumming, singing or just listening, all welcome, all abilities, experienced musicians, whether you bring your shiny new Christmas present to have a squeak on or you dig out dusty guitars that haven't been played in 20 years we don't mind!


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 28 Jan 08 - 08:05 PM

Just a quick reminder of the Roberts & Webb evening of music and merriment at the Boar's Head this coming Saturday,2nd January, starting at 8.30pm.

Contact Bob Webb Music on 01270 761664 for further information.

Thank You


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 05:41 PM

And now the dust has settled on all that stuff and all's right with the world, I can report that the Boar's Head's Saturday night sessions, which were being tried out 'experimentally' in a room (restaurant actually)away from the main lounge will be returning to the lounge area. There will still be the option to retreat to the restaurant if the lounge gets too noisy (though what, exactly, could be noisier than some of the BH sessions I've witnessed I don't know)or if there's a disco or similar in the upstairs room - something which always impinges on the lounge more than anywhere else.
This info received today via e-mail from Dave Thompson.


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 04:41 PM

Liz,

Glad to hear it.


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: Busy Lizzie
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 02:50 PM

Goodness, I forgot I'd started this thread, but I think it has got out of hand.

Can I just say that Dave Thompson has helped the festival in many ways since he resigned as festival director both as part of his job as event organiser for the town and as a source of general advice.

As for help - we need help from people who are willing to give time to meetings and to the weekend itself. It was a request help and it has worked and I'd like to thank those mudcatters who have contacted me without a fuss over the last week or two and offered MFAB just that.

Liz Rosenfield
Middlewich Folk and Boat Festival
Festival Director


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 07:34 AM

Les,

If that's the case it has, as they say, nowt to do wi' me.

I was merely trying to make the point that, although Dave Thompson is no longer Festival Director, you would have thought that MFAB would welcome his input into the Festival with open arms.

But from what I can gather they don't seem to.

This was what I really meant by the word 'sidelined' and the 'chucking the baby out with the bathwater' gag, which has obviously struck a raw nerve with 'Associate' Of MFAB.

After all, Dave is Middlewich Town Council's Events Manager and not only oversees all manner of musical events, but dreams most of them up.

It just seems odd that, of all the major music events in Middlewich, only one doesn't seem to need all the help he can offer.

And that event is one that he not only helped start, but also steered through its rocky early years and into a highly successful maturity.

If help is needed, why not involve Dave Thompson more?

That's all I was saying.

Perhaps it is, after all, merely the dreaded 'committee politics' which are putting the kybosh on things.

I don't know, and I really, really, really don't want to know.

However, I've seen too many long wrangles on Mudcat to want to get involved in another one, so I'll leave it there..

Can I just remind everyone that Roberts & Webb are appearing at the Boar's Head on Saturday 2nd February at 8.30pm. Admission Free.

And in the circumstances I'm sure that no reasonable person will mind me pointing out that this is NOT an MFAB event.

Thanks, everyone, for your time.


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: GUEST,Lester from Chester
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 07:00 AM

What a can of worms we seemed to have opened! All I said was it didn't seem as good as in previous years. Middlewich Festival looks like its had a few personal battles raging behind the scenes. I wonder if this is the reason for its, possibly terminal, decline???


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 23 Jan 08 - 11:44 AM

'Associate OF MFAB Festival',
No-one could dispute that fact that Dave T resigned for the reasons you outline. The only point I was trying to make is that MFAB could make better use of his experience and abilities.
And as Dave would, I'm sure, be the first to point out, he doesn't have 'followers'.
What an absurd notion
Is this a folk festival or a religious cult?


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich update of facts.
From: GUEST,Associate of MFAB Festival
Date: 23 Jan 08 - 09:09 AM

Whilst it is appreciated Mr Roberts is being very positive in his comments about MFAB there is one fact that needs correcting. Dave Thompson resigned for both personal reasons and as he was persuing a change of career, and that is on the record. The suggestion that he was 'thrown out with the bathwater' is not correct. Ms Rosenfield was asked by the committee to take over as Festival Director after Mr Thompsons resignation and she agreed to take on the huge and time consuming job. Sadly a few of the Mr Thompson followers who obviously believed in the 'bathwater' statement seriously undermined Ms Rosenfields ability to undertake the task. In the face of some well documented adversity Ms Rosenfield has done a stirling job as would any good festival director. As a close associate of the festival, I do hope that Ms Rosenfield gets the help she deserves and I for one would like to see the festival continue. I look forward to hearing the anouncement of this year's line up.


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 21 Jan 08 - 05:05 PM

Very good points, Guest Andy.

In another thread, the current festival director, Liz, has been appealing for more volunteers, especially for people to help in obtaining funding.

Ironically one of the problems Middlewich has always had is a lack of funding and it has always been a victim of its own success.

Local authorities, in particular, have regularly resisted appeals for more money because, to all outward appearances, MFAB seemed to be so successful and popular.

The hours of hard work by dedicated unpaid volunteers behind that success was never taken into account.

This, of course, will be a familiar story to organisers of festival and other events everywhere.


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: GUEST,Andy
Date: 20 Jan 08 - 04:52 PM

My first time 2007,and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I understood that there had been a few commitee changes,and that being so it is inevitable that comparisons will be made, However it is a learning curve and no doubt the commitee will be aware of any problems or difficulties with a view to sorting them out.It should be remembered that ' Line ups' don't always suit everyone and sometimes you can see a fault which is not apparent or important to others.


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 20 Jan 08 - 02:32 PM

Les,

Could be. It's difficult for me to comment, too.

As a former committee member (and, indeed, one of the founders of MFAB) any criticism of the current set-up I make is always open to (very mistaken, I assure you ) accusations of 'sour grapes'.

I left the MFAB committee for personal reasons and hoped it would continue to thrive and prosper.

Which it has until recently.

It may well be that the festival, in common with many other similar events, has fallen victim to circumstances beyond its control but, sadly, I think that the current committee did a litle bit of 'throwing out the baby with the bathwater' in sidelining Dave Thompson, the original festival director.

I feel sure he had a lot more to contribute to MFAB but, from what I gather, no longer has much input to MFAB.

Which is a shame.

But these things will always be subjective.

If Mr Happy thinks that MFAB is still brilliant, well that's just fine.

But a lot of people I have spoken to think that it's now past its best and needs a bit of a boost to bring it back to its former glory.


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: GUEST,Lester from Chester
Date: 20 Jan 08 - 11:56 AM

Well, I don't camp so I can't comment on that but, and maybe it's a personal thing, the line-ups haven't really appealed and the stuff in the pubs around the town seemed to be a bit chaotic. Nobody seemed to know what was supposed to be on and there weren't many organisers around. I don't want to overstate it though. I just felt it wasn't as well run as in previous years. With a festival as good as Middlewich has always been though perhaps it is just failing to live up to its own high standards.


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: Mr Happy
Date: 20 Jan 08 - 09:56 AM

Wot!!

MFAB was FAB!! again last year - esp with the much improved campsite shift- & the venture has been as good last time as ever - very much looking forward to the next one - roll on June!


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 19 Jan 08 - 10:11 AM

Or even THE plug.


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 19 Jan 08 - 10:04 AM

Well I'm not qualified to comment on MFAB really, as my involvement ended quite a while ago, but it would be a shame if it went down a plug.

Running festivals these days is not for the fainthearted, that's for sure.


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: GUEST,Lester from Chester
Date: 19 Jan 08 - 09:17 AM

My apologies - of course it's Steamhead (Steam Head?) not Head of Steam. Steamhead used to make the session for me.

There used to be a Head of Steam pub just by London Euston but it's not there any more. It was a really useful place to await your, inevitably delayed, train departure.

It certainly sounds like there is a lot going on in Middlewich and I'm glad to read that the "Boar's" is as popular as ever.

I read though in another threat that the Folk and Boat Festival is on its last legs. This is very dissapointing. I used to reckon it amongst the best run festivals although I have to say, in the last couple of years, its not been as good. We were actually thinking of going to the Oysterband's festival on that weekend this year as we've always fancied it (nothing to do with it being in Leicester!) and were a bit dissapointed in Middlewich last year.

Les


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 19 Jan 08 - 12:05 AM

...and while I remember, we'll be doing a very similar quiz at the Military Arms in Sandbach on Tuesday 22nd January.

This is the third round of the Mayor Of Congleton's Charity Quiz and the aim is to raise funds for the new Macmillan Cancer Unit at Leighton Hospital, Crewe(the fourth and final round will be in Alsager at a later date).

MacMillan is the Mayor's official charity for this year.

I'm sure former Salt Town Poet Mike Parsons (yer actual Mayor Of Congleton) won't mind anyone e-mailing him on vislog@aol.com or phoning him on 01606 834942 for further details.

As always, thanks everyone for your time.


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 18 Jan 08 - 11:46 PM

Sandbach Folkie,

Bob and I will look forward to seeing you on the 2nd at the BH if you can make it.

And do try to get along to the quiz if you can one Sunday.

It's unlike any other pub quiz you may have come across, if we do say so ourselves, and is played strictly for laughs.

You'll be most welcome.


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: Busy Lizzie
Date: 18 Jan 08 - 08:17 AM

Ah rumour travels well! Last Sunday the Kings Lock was fantastic, if I say so myself and you don't always know who will turn up. Even I don't. But big thanks to Una and Toni, No Fixed Abode, Dr Bob and the Wildboys with guest singer, me! Late arrival from Tom Doughty and lap slide, Winston and a few of us regulars. Give us a go, next one is on 3rd Feb. I'll let you know if any guests tell me in advance they are going to join us and even without 'guests' we will enjoy an informal singaround/session whatever we feel like doing at the time.
Liz

3rd February Kings Lock


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: Sandbach Folkie
Date: 12 Jan 08 - 07:52 AM

I have been to both the Boars Head and the Kings Lock "sessions" a couple of times. These were not actually sessions but singarounds as I remember it. Rumour has it that both have good nights and less good nights, depending on who turns up. I hear that last Sunday at the Kings was brilliant.

I have never to my knowledge seen Dave Roberts perform at either event but will try and come on 2 Feb as it is free. The quiz sounds good too so I might attend sometime if my visa covers it.


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: Mr Happy
Date: 10 Jan 08 - 10:43 AM

No, they're 2 different pubs, but both canalside


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Subject: RE: Music in Middlewich
From: Flash Company
Date: 10 Jan 08 - 10:10 AM

Is The King's Lock the pub I used to know as The Big Lock when I worked at Pochin's in the 1960's? It was on the canal side near a little bridge over the River Croco.
Used to have a landlady name of Connie with a laugh like the Wicked Witch.

FC


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From: Dave Roberts
Date: 10 Jan 08 - 05:34 AM

Greg,

I reckon LFC must mean Steamhead. The only Head Of Steam I know is a pub on Huddersfield Station (and other stations too, they tell me).


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