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Mold UK - Festival in Aug - Les Barker

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Subject: Mold UK - Festival in Aug - Les Barker
From: Mr Red
Date: 13 Feb 08 - 01:02 PM

As web-mailed to me from Les Barker.

Dear Mr Red Just wanted to say.....
A new festival for your list; Tegeingl will take place on 15/16 August at Mold Rugby Club, CH7 1UF.
guests Jez Lowe, Steve Tilston, Les Barker, Martha Tilston, Bella Hardy, Crasdant, Sian James, Eileen McGann & David K, Kujawy, Dawnswyr Delyn
http://www.tegeingl.com

Les


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Subject: RE: Mold UK - Festival in Aug - Les Barker
From: vectis
Date: 13 Feb 08 - 02:50 PM

Sounds like he's improving big time.
Phew! What a relief...


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Subject: RE: Mold UK - Festival in Aug - Les Barker
From: Leadfingers
Date: 13 Feb 08 - 06:39 PM

Well August is a fair few months yet for Les to recover !


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Subject: RE: Mold UK - Festival in Aug - Les Barker
From: Ned Ludd
Date: 14 Feb 08 - 04:00 AM

I knew he wasn't well but Mold...? ( couldn't resist)


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Subject: RE: Mold UK - Festival in Aug - Les Barker
From: sian, west wales
Date: 14 Feb 08 - 05:25 AM

OK - you could always refer to it by the Welsh: Yr Wyddgrug.

Anyway, great place name, Tegeingl. Very, very old, referring to the tribe of the area from pre-Roman times. Nice bunch of people organizing it, too. Some of them are members of the group, Pen Tennyn; I hope they've saved themselves a spot during the festival as I'd like to hear them again.

sian


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Subject: RE: Mold UK - Festival in Aug - Les Barker
From: Mr Happy
Date: 14 Feb 08 - 08:24 AM

Their page doesn't say anything about sinarounds or sessions - anyone know if there'll be any?


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Subject: RE: Mold UK - Festival in Aug - Les Barker
From: sian, west wales
Date: 14 Feb 08 - 09:53 AM

No sinarounds. This is Wales, don't you know.

(But it's an idea that might catch on ... )

sian


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Subject: RE: Mold UK - Festival in Aug - Les Barker
From: Mr Happy
Date: 10 Jun 08 - 04:57 PM

Les seems to be back in the full glow of health, judging by the colour of his face at Bromborough last weakend!

Here's a recent offering from him to practice your Cymraig ready for Tegeingl. This is a partially autobiographical work:

a cherdd Cymraeg.....

CALON WAN

Nid wy'n gofyn bywyd moethus
Aur y byd na'i berlau mân;
' Mhroblem ydy, yn anffodus,
Os dw i'n onest, calon wan.

Calon wan; dw i'n llawn tabledi
Aspirin am byth, di-os;
Mwy ohonyn medrech gredu
Gyda'r dydd a gyda'r nos.

Ni ddymunwn olud bydol,
Caniateir dewis y bydd
Ramipril a Bisoprodol,
Cymerir bythol bob dydd.

Calon wan; dw i'n llawn tabledi
Aspirin am byth, di-os;
Mwy ohonyn medrech gredu
Gyda'r dydd a gyda'r nos.

Glas y bore fel aderyn
Esgyn poen ar draws y wawr;
Pam rhoir imi warfarin,
Peth sy'n lladd y llygod mawr?.

Calon wan; dw i'n llawn tabledi
Aspirin am byth, di-os;
Mwy ohonyn medrech gredu
Gyda'r dydd a gyda'r nos.


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Subject: RE: Mold UK - Festival in Aug - Les Barker
From: Def Shepard
Date: 10 Jun 08 - 05:10 PM

let me see...

Fairport's Cropredy Convention 7 - 9 August 2008

Tegeingl 15-16 August 2008

Moseley Folk Festival 29-31 August 2008

I'm going to be penniless at the end of the summer, but it'll be worth it :-D


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Subject: RE: Mold UK - Festival in Aug - Les Barker
From: Mr Happy
Date: 10 Jun 08 - 06:58 PM

PS the tune for 'Calon Wan' is identical to this one http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=akmjOZ6-3Xg


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Subject: RE: Mold UK - Festival in Aug - Les Barker
From: Mr Happy
Date: 06 Aug 08 - 09:11 AM

Having recently returned from Bull Bay Music & Snog festival in Anglesey, we're looking forward to another great bash in Mold / Yr Wyddgrug on 15, 16 [& maybe 17th] August.

Anyone else up for it?

http://www.tegeingl.com/engintro.htm


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Subject: RE: Mold UK - Festival in Aug - Les Barker
From: My guru always said
Date: 06 Aug 08 - 02:10 PM

Sounds Fab but alas we're already sorted for that weekend this year. However if it's a week away from Shrewsbury next year it would be good & help us to get a holiday inbetween *grin*


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Subject: RE: Mold UK - Festival in Aug - Les Barker
From: sian, west wales
Date: 06 Aug 08 - 03:42 PM

I'm coming. The plan was to camp, but this dratted wet weather is bothering m' bones, so I'll have to look into B&B.

sian


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Subject: RE: Mold UK - Festival in Aug - Les Barker
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 06 Aug 08 - 03:46 PM

Give him a hug from me and tell him he's safe til next year!

LTS


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Subject: RE: Mold UK - Festival in Aug - Les Barker
From: Splott Man
Date: 07 Aug 08 - 04:30 AM

He's having an op straight after, and will be recuperating in that well known health spa, Pontardawe.


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Subject: RE: Mold UK - Festival in Aug - Les Barker
From: Mo the caller
Date: 07 Aug 08 - 07:53 AM

That Translate button doesn't do Welsh. Can you give us the gist , Mr. Happy.


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Subject: RE: Mold UK - Festival in Aug - Les Barker
From: GUEST,Dave MacKenzie
Date: 07 Aug 08 - 08:30 PM

Dydy Mr Happy dim yn siarid cymraeg as far as I know, but without dragging my dictionary out, I've a suspicion that it refers to what the British call "penmaenmawr" and the Germans "Katzenjammer". (ok hangovers).


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Subject: RE: Mold UK - Festival in Aug - Les Barker
From: Charley Noble
Date: 07 Aug 08 - 08:54 PM

Our best from this side of the Great Pond.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mold UK - Festival in Aug - Les Barker
From: Mo the caller
Date: 08 Aug 08 - 06:21 AM

Can anyone confirm that Les will be there. Rumour at our session last night said he'd retired.


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Subject: RE: Mold UK - Festival in Aug - Les Barker
From: Mr Happy
Date: 08 Aug 08 - 09:10 AM

Mo,

The link I provided is in English ! - if you prefer Welsh, click on Cymraeg

Here it is again http://www.tegeingl.com/engintro.htm

Gross Mac,

Hadji me mashita!

C쳌fest vrais Mr Happy dim yn siarid cymraeg, mais je suis un petit polyglot dans un milieux de langues


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Subject: RE: Mold UK - Festival in Aug - Les Barker
From: Snuffy
Date: 08 Aug 08 - 09:18 AM

Mr H, I think Mo wanted a translation of Calon Wan, not of the website!!!


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Subject: RE: Mold UK - Festival in Aug - Les Barker
From: Mr Happy
Date: 08 Aug 08 - 12:04 PM

Ok, 'Calon Wan' being a play on words 'Calon Lan' = pure heart.

Its a kind've autobiographical epic, based on Les's recent ill health - heart attack.

'Calon Wan' = weak heart, & some've the references in the poem are of the various meds he's had or having to take, as in

Calon wan; dw i'n llawn tabledi tablets
Aspirin am byth, di-os;
Mwy ohonyn medrech gredu
Gyda'r dydd a gyda'r nos.

Ni ddymunwn olud bydol,
Caniateir dewis y bydd
Ramipril a Bisoprodol,
Cymerir bythol bob dydd.


Perhaps one've our members who knows the welsh language more fluently could translate the rest?


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Subject: RE: Mold UK - Festival in Aug - Les Barker
From: Mr Happy
Date: 08 Aug 08 - 12:06 PM

Also,


Glas y bore fel aderyn
Esgyn poen ar draws y wawr;
Pam rhoir imi warfarin,
Peth sy'n lladd y llygod mawr?.


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Subject: RE: Mold UK - Festival in Aug - Les Barker
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 08 Aug 08 - 03:23 PM

Well, his website has him booked every month except September, right up to March next year so I suspect he's not retiring yet. Probably just taking September off to recuperate.

I'll let you know for certain if he gets back to me.

LTS


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Subject: session at limbrick cancelled
From: GUEST,scowie
Date: 08 Aug 08 - 03:41 PM

The session at Limbrick, next one due on the twelth of august, is cancelled. the landlords done a runner, just like the previous one did.The search for an alternative venue continues, as the pub is now shut.The session at the Bay Horse, Heath Charnock Chorley continues, next one due thursday 21st august, sorry to be the bearer of bad news.


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Subject: RE: Mold UK - Festival in Aug - Les Barker
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 09 Aug 08 - 09:52 AM

This from the mouth (via the computer) of Mr B himself today, copied here verbatim and whole....

"I'm having a couple of months off after Mold because that's when I'm
having the heart surgery. I had no idea I was retiring.

Les"

So there we go. Rumour quashed, he is not retired, or retiring, merely on hold. As far as I can see, he intends to be at Mold.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Mold UK - Festival in Aug - Les Barker
From: sian, west wales
Date: 10 Aug 08 - 09:39 AM

Well, he was in fine form when he called 'round at our stand at the Eisteddfod on Friday ... except he was wearing a bleedin' great winter coat on the only hot and fine day we had! He was off to another stand to stash it - told him he was making me break out in a sweat just looking at him!

I won't go translating the whole song; it's a take-off on one of the best known Welsh hymns so you really need to have an idea of the original to get some of the jokes. So, here's the first verse of the original:

Nid wy'n gofyn bywyd moethus,
Aur y byd neu'i berlau man;
Gofyn wyf am galon hapus,
calon onest, calon lan.

I seek not life's ease and pleasures,
Earthly riches, pearls, nor gold;
Give to me a heart made happy,
Clean and honest to unfold.

Then Les':

Nid wy'n gofyn bywyd moethus
Aur y byd na'i berlau mân;
' Mhroblem ydy, yn anffodus,
Os dw i'n onest, calon wan.


As above:
I seek not life's ease and pleasures,
Earthly riches, pearls, nor gold;

plus

My problem is, unfortunately,
If I'm honest, a heart that's weak.

So you can surmise the gist of the rest.

sian


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Subject: RE: Mold UK - Festival in Aug - Les Barker
From: Mr Happy
Date: 11 Aug 08 - 06:55 AM

Sian,

Thanks


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Subject: RE: Mold UK - Festival in Aug - Les Barker
From: Mr Happy
Date: 17 Aug 08 - 09:32 AM

Anybody go?


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Subject: RE: Mold UK - Festival in Aug - Les Barker
From: terrier
Date: 17 Aug 08 - 04:14 PM

No!


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Subject: RE: Mold UK - Festival in Aug - Les Barker
From: sian, west wales
Date: 17 Aug 08 - 05:40 PM

Yep, just got back this evening (pottered around N Wales before the trek home today). Enjoyed myself inside out and back-to-front. I'd do it again tomorrow. And the next day and the next.

Friendly people, tremendous variety in the programme, tidy site. Got a bit ... ummm ... exciting in the Welsh poetry workshop; they'd left the back wall of the tent rolled up so, when that strong wind hit us, the tent worked a bit like a airfield windsock. I ended up grabbing a nearby anchor rope and wrestling my end of the marquee to Welsh soil. Very exciting.

Les Barker was 100% hysterical - bilingually. He even ended up in the Welsh Stomp. This is an irreverant competitive gathering (very tongue-in-cheek) of some top Welsh (language) poets including several who have won the National Eisteddfod Chair ... and Les was right in their with his own Welsh poems. He came second in his 'heat' ... but only by a couple of votes! Brilliant!

The rain didn't close in until Saturday night but sadly most of the crafty stands packed up before then - the wind was wicked so I can't blame them. (Call this _August_??????)

Anyway, you missed a Really Good Event. Word is that they're doing it again next year.

siân


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Subject: RE: Mold UK - Festival in Aug - Les Barker
From: sian, west wales
Date: 18 Aug 08 - 05:06 AM

Now - I'm not promising anything but ... I've tried to put some photos up on flickr , in a group called Gwyl Tegeingl Mold 2008. Hopefully the festival guys will put a lot more up - there seemed to be a number of 'official' photographers there!

siân


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Subject: RE: Mold UK - Festival in Aug - Les Barker
From: wiggy
Date: 18 Aug 08 - 07:30 AM

Just returned from the wilds of wales and a very good new festival.
site good and sing arounds well attended sessions, some of the best music iv'e heard for a long time
bands and artists were great and yes Les was back on great form.
Don't miss out be there next year for a great time.


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Subject: RE: Mold UK - Festival in Aug - Les Barker
From: sian, west wales
Date: 18 Aug 08 - 07:53 AM

Ah, wiggy. You should have said hello! It would have been good to meet another 'Catter!

sian


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Subject: RE: Mold UK - Festival in Aug - Les Barker
From: GUEST,Will - Guest
Date: 18 Aug 08 - 04:45 PM

Me and my beloved attended - first time ( in nine years!) we've spent time away from home without the kids. An excellent little festival that hit the ground running on Friday and didn't let up until the early hours of Sunday. A superb line up in all concerts and no shortage of things to do! Personal favourites were Martha Tilston, Fernhill and Crasdant. Les Barker and Jez Lowe also played to their usual excellent standards. It was nice to get to play in the bar like grown-ups do and we even took a welsh language taster on board. I can see this becoming a well attended little festival with a unique little flavour of it's own. I can't recommend it highly enough. Congratulations and a big thank you to the organisers - and all the volunteers, stewards etc from the rugby club.
Touch wood the next one won't coincide with my holiday either -I certainly intend returning - without the sprogs.


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Subject: RE: Mold UK - Festival in Aug - Les Barker
From: terrier
Date: 19 Aug 08 - 10:39 AM

Pics of the festival seem to be slow coming forward so here's a Flickr link to be going on with: Tegeingl
Any one recognise anyone??????
Must try to get to it next year now I know about it! I only live 5 miles up the road.


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Subject: RE: Mold UK - Festival in Aug - Les Barker
From: sian, west wales
Date: 19 Aug 08 - 11:12 AM

I put a link to my flickr photos, above.

I'll have to have a closer look at the Beeb ones - I must know some in the session ... Of course, I know the Fernhill lot.

sian


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Subject: RE: Mold UK - Festival in Aug - Les Barker
From: GUEST,will
Date: 19 Aug 08 - 04:49 PM

Word is it may be a biennial, rather than annual, event. Whichever,it's worth the wait.


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Subject: RE: Mold UK - Festival in Aug - Les Barker
From: Mr Happy
Date: 15 Feb 14 - 05:42 PM

Mo,

Here ye go, better late than never!

WEAK HEART

I do not ask luxurious life
The world's gold or its fine pearls;
'Problem is, unfortunately,
If I'm honest, weak heart.

Heart weak for I am full of pills
Aspirin forever, unquestionable;
More of which you could believe
With day and evening.

We do not want worldly riches,
The choice will be allowed
Ramipril and Bisoprodol,
Timeless taken daily.

Heart weak for I am full of pills
Aspirin forever, unquestionable;
More of which you could believe
With day and evening.

Blue morning like a bird
Ascend pain across the dawn;
Why is warfarin given me,
The thing that kills rats?.

Heart weak for I am full of pills
Aspirin forever, unquestionable;
More of which you could believe
With day and evening.


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