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21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival

r.padgett 11 Jul 08 - 03:24 AM
Leadfingers 10 Jul 08 - 07:06 PM
Lenny's mum (inactive) 10 Jul 08 - 06:47 PM
GUEST,angela 09 Jul 08 - 11:07 AM
GUEST 09 Jul 08 - 03:36 AM
Lenny's mum (inactive) 08 Jul 08 - 03:28 PM
Chris Green 08 Jul 08 - 03:21 PM
Alio 08 Jul 08 - 01:18 PM
Shantyfreak 08 Jul 08 - 12:55 PM
brid widder 07 Jul 08 - 05:46 PM
Tyke 07 Jul 08 - 04:02 PM
r.padgett 07 Jul 08 - 11:51 AM
Mr Happy 07 Jul 08 - 11:38 AM
Mr Happy 07 Jul 08 - 11:34 AM
Soldier boy 07 Jul 08 - 11:22 AM
dozy rozy 07 Jul 08 - 11:04 AM
Mr Happy 07 Jul 08 - 10:55 AM
Shantyfreak 07 Jul 08 - 10:29 AM
Mr Happy 07 Jul 08 - 10:29 AM
r.padgett 07 Jul 08 - 09:48 AM
Mr Happy 07 Jul 08 - 09:48 AM
Mr Happy 07 Jul 08 - 09:40 AM
GUEST 07 Jul 08 - 02:57 AM
Pistachio 06 Jul 08 - 06:58 PM
Mrs.Duck 05 Jul 08 - 08:01 PM
Tyke 05 Jul 08 - 03:48 AM
Mrs.Duck 04 Jul 08 - 03:43 PM
Mr Happy 04 Jul 08 - 04:54 AM
r.padgett 04 Jul 08 - 03:23 AM
Tyke 03 Jul 08 - 10:04 PM
nutty 03 Jul 08 - 03:45 PM
squeezebox-kc 03 Jul 08 - 02:20 PM
Lenny's mum (inactive) 03 Jul 08 - 04:31 AM
Tyke 02 Jul 08 - 08:27 PM
Soldier boy 02 Jul 08 - 05:41 PM
Lenny's mum (inactive) 02 Jul 08 - 05:19 PM
GUEST,cleckywike 02 Jul 08 - 04:43 PM
GUEST,squeezeboxkc 02 Jul 08 - 03:49 PM
MoorleyMan 02 Jul 08 - 02:57 PM
Mrs Scarecrow 02 Jul 08 - 01:39 PM
Tyke 02 Jul 08 - 01:06 PM
Soldier boy 02 Jul 08 - 12:49 PM
Deeps 02 Jul 08 - 12:13 PM
Tyke 02 Jul 08 - 12:10 PM
Shantyfreak 02 Jul 08 - 11:47 AM
Mr Happy 02 Jul 08 - 10:42 AM
Tyke 02 Jul 08 - 10:40 AM
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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: r.padgett
Date: 11 Jul 08 - 03:24 AM

You dropped 'em Leadfingers?

Ray


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: Leadfingers
Date: 10 Jul 08 - 07:06 PM

100 !!


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: Lenny's mum (inactive)
Date: 10 Jul 08 - 06:47 PM

found on the campsite 1 pair of glasses and 1 pair oo earrings anyone out there claiming them


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: GUEST,angela
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 11:07 AM

HI I WENT SATURDAY , HAD A GREAT TIME EVEN THOUGH I WAS WET THROUGH.
3 CHEERS FOR GEOFF PICKLES!!!!!!!!
ANGELA X


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 03:36 AM

What a wonderful time I had as Festival Director for the last time, seeing lot's of people that I've not seen for Years Old friends and some new ones but to me that is what it's all about. My festival is meeting you people seeing you enjoying your self showing the town that Folkies are good decent people who respect there town I would like say a big THANK YOU to al l of you that came this weekend and made it what it was a very special weekend
                        Geoff Pickles


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: Lenny's mum (inactive)
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 03:28 PM

I had a wonderful weekend. Did anyone spot Lenny?


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: Chris Green
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 03:21 PM

Thanks Ali! We had a cracking weekend, too. My only complaint is that the Music Room makes it far too easy to spend money! I felt as though I was five years old in a sweetshop!

Chris from Isambarde


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: Alio
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 01:18 PM

The Saturday afternoon concert in the Town Hall was brill - I had a ball MCing - thanks everyone on the committee for inviting me to do it.
I can't really single anyone out as all the artists were wonderful - but I'd never seen Isambarde or Seize The Day before, and was bowled over by both the groups. Why can't the day job be this enjoyable?!!!

Ali x


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: Shantyfreak
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 12:55 PM

Ssshh Brid Widder!! or Vin's agent might want 10% of Bram's fee!!
I was watching from the gallery and enjoyed the spot too.
Jim


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: brid widder
Date: 07 Jul 08 - 05:46 PM

The whole weekend was brilliant... the highlight for me was Vin Garbutt & Bram Taylor singing wonderful tonight!!!


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: Tyke
Date: 07 Jul 08 - 04:02 PM

If you lost your Trilby hat on Saturday Night Chris you left it on a chair in the Whickham after several people turned it into a Flat Cap it ended up on the mantle piece.

Well I enjoyed the weekend I would like to suggest that the Festival Committee add a Drinking For Lancastrian Softies Workshop to the itinerary as well as Ray Padget's Wibberly Wobberly Walking Workshop. I did notice one or two Wibberling when they should have been wobberling again this year.


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: r.padgett
Date: 07 Jul 08 - 11:51 AM

Looks as tho' others wibberly wobbled in my place this year!

Ray


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: Mr Happy
Date: 07 Jul 08 - 11:38 AM

Soldier boy, LOL!!

Sorry 'bout yer losing yer cap, I left me big mac in the pub!


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: Mr Happy
Date: 07 Jul 08 - 11:34 AM

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=XhfC9eoXM5Y


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: Soldier boy
Date: 07 Jul 08 - 11:22 AM

I had en-suite camping as I camped next to the Tardis Loo thing.
Tried it twice and both times ended up in 1894. Dissapointing!
Left me cap behind. Would someone please go back and fetch it.
They might find a cap saying 'Huddersfield Town football play-off final at Cardif 2004' rather confusing!


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: dozy rozy
Date: 07 Jul 08 - 11:04 AM

I used it in broad daylight and was verbally abused by Tyke.


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: Mr Happy
Date: 07 Jul 08 - 10:55 AM

liked and hated?

Well not exactly - liked almost everything, however a puzzling campsite facility was the bloo Tardis with the interesting instruction on the door 'Do not not use unless in emergency'

I assure the organisers it was an emergerncy every time!!


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: Shantyfreak
Date: 07 Jul 08 - 10:29 AM

I'm just coming down to land after a weekend of fantastic festival fun. So many great events it's hard to prioritise but, apart from the foot stamping success of the main stage concerts here are a few fringe goodies.
John Prentice sat in a town centre cafe "nattering", playing, singing and entertaining the customers for an hour. Anne Curan greeting the early early risers on Sunday, an hour of beautiful music and great food in another town centre cafe followed by another hopur of the Wilsons to really wake us up.
The festival finale in the Marsh pub, an under canvas success despite the short shower (I took my mac) and free grub too.
All three were new initiatives this year just like the dancing in Heckmondwike. It's only by trying new stuff that we find out what works (and can be kept) and what flops (and can be cancelled or corrected).
Jim
How about telling us NOW what you liked and hated to make the 22nd (Yes there will be another) as big or better success as the 21st!!
Jim


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: Mr Happy
Date: 07 Jul 08 - 10:29 AM

Indeed, Ray.

Did y'all manage t'wibblywobbly?

Caught a glimpse've George [Tyke] Fri nite nearly had me sprcs knocked off by his wildly wiblywobly guitar a rehearsal perhaps?

Also spent a fab Sat afternnon & evening in the company of those most noble & talented matriarchs of the Acoustic Collective - a superb backing group for me renditions - brill!


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: r.padgett
Date: 07 Jul 08 - 09:48 AM

Many thanks to all who contributed to the festival's 21st birthday success I would say! Looks like everyone had their own experiences as usual!

Missed you again Mr Happy!

and all the best to Geoff and Jan Pickles


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: Mr Happy
Date: 07 Jul 08 - 09:48 AM

ps - forgot to mench the other big treat was to visit the Music Room again

Hadn't seen the new premises before - definite musicians paradise even if not buying anything - spent a happy hour in the various 'playrooms' sampling the delights of the squeeze & pluck depts.

They'd also a most enigmatic multi-necked electro guitar on display.

A group of us gathered by it with some staff to ponder how on earth anyone could play it - a staff volunteered that it'd have to be a very tall, strong person with extremely long arms!!

Anyone else pop in there??


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: Mr Happy
Date: 07 Jul 08 - 09:40 AM

Another fabulous do!

Think we shoulda camped in the Wickham car park tho', as we spent practically the whole w/end there in the superb sinarounds in almost every room - who cares about a few spots've rain & cloudy skies when there's such brilliance abounding in the singsongs!!


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Jul 08 - 02:57 AM

What a Festival !!!!
What a weekend !!!

Thanks to all for making the event a raging success (despite the weather) Hope you all had a great time.


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: Pistachio
Date: 06 Jul 08 - 06:58 PM

Lucky you Jane, Pete and Co were brill when we saw them in May.

Took me a 'bingo' minute to understand the 'two little ducks!'

Sorry not to get there for the 'coming of age', maybe next year!
H.


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 05 Jul 08 - 08:01 PM

Just left the party in full swing. Had a wonderful day with the John Wright's band as the crowning glory. Great stuff, Geoff. here's to the two little ducks festival next year!


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: Tyke
Date: 05 Jul 08 - 03:48 AM

CU soon Mrs Duck. Everything Seems to be going well so far.


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 04 Jul 08 - 03:43 PM

We'll be there early tomorrow morning and stopping until late but not camping. Looking forward to seeing everyone. I've got my Shellback umbrella ready :0)


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: Mr Happy
Date: 04 Jul 08 - 04:54 AM

Bye!

Well nearly - just packing t'motor - gotta go Liverpool 1st to collect Mrs H, then zoom down M62 straight t'Cleckie!

Should be there by 5ish

Yippee!


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: r.padgett
Date: 04 Jul 08 - 03:23 AM

Buy George, buy!!

Ray


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: Tyke
Date: 03 Jul 08 - 10:04 PM

Thats righr blame your cookie! As a a Bradshaw Mummers you should have Pace Egged your Cookie back to life before posting negativities. Come on show your apreaciation of the hard work that goes into organizing the Cleckheaton Festival. Ill by Geoff Pickles a Pint this weekend I think you should too!


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: nutty
Date: 03 Jul 08 - 03:45 PM

Sadly I'm not going to be able to make this years festival but will be with you all in spirit.


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: squeezebox-kc
Date: 03 Jul 08 - 02:20 PM

only a guest because my cookie died usually a member


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: Lenny's mum (inactive)
Date: 03 Jul 08 - 04:31 AM

We always do have a Festival Feedback form which is handed out to everybody in their programme and left on seats in venues etc. This year there will be a special Festival Feedback form organised by a team for Kirklees Council, this is part of the agreement of a grant that we received. I hope as many people as possible will find the time to complete this form and that Kirklees will keep allowing us grants to help fund the Festival.


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: Tyke
Date: 02 Jul 08 - 08:27 PM

As Cleckywike has just proved in his last post he is quiet open to sorting out little problems and taking them on board. Trying new things to try to make things better don't seem a bad idea to me. Ok so it didn't work it's still full marks to the Cleck FF team for spending Months and Months, Day's and Day's, Hours and Hours times twenty one making sure that Cleckheaton Folk Festival run as smoothly as possible.

What made me see Red was a Guest making negative last moment comments (Mudcatters know it's always a Guest that whinges) criticising people who have spent the last year getting ready for the festival. Don't you think the time for Suggestions was on the day and to the committee or as soon as possible afterwards. I'll bet Cleckheaton has a festival feedback form.

I bet I know one past Bradshaw Mummer who would have loved to been performing with you in Heckmondwike. Wouldn't surprise me to find out he was there watching and cheering you on.


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: Soldier boy
Date: 02 Jul 08 - 05:41 PM

Thanks very much Lenny's mum.


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: Lenny's mum (inactive)
Date: 02 Jul 08 - 05:19 PM

Soldier Boy. If you turn up at the campsite on Saturday, somebody will take your money and give you a camping permit. To my knowledge we are not selling any campsite tickets at the Festival desk.


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: GUEST,cleckywike
Date: 02 Jul 08 - 04:43 PM

OK Ken the thing about taking Morris teams down in to Hekmondwike was a excrement and yes it did not work so we have to ask why ?, Heckmondwike is no deferent to many other towns the fact is that supermarkets are killing of our town centres. But Batley and Dewsbury arn't   like thy used to be do we see a time when we will all be performing on Supermarket car parks I do certainly hope not

                                                               Geoff Pickles


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: GUEST,squeezeboxkc
Date: 02 Jul 08 - 03:49 PM

there's nowt matter with Cleckheaton FF but as you ask the team Bradshaw Mummers performed to 1 solitary drunk and waited until the bus returned to pick them up and to deposit Witchmen to perform to the same audience, i think it unfair to be called a whinger when any Saturday afternoon Heckmondwike is like a ghost town, Batley or Dewsbury would have made more sense to take dance or performance to the general public.
i know some teams who will perform to the opening of an envelope.(if the cap fits wear it)
this is my personal opinion and not necessarily that of the team
Ken


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 02 Jul 08 - 02:57 PM

Have sent you a PM, Mrs Scarecrow. Looking forward to seeing you and Mr Scarecrow.


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: Mrs Scarecrow
Date: 02 Jul 08 - 01:39 PM

Mr Scarecrow and I will be there with ur dance side but would'nt mind finding a singaround if there is one on the saturday night. Can anyone tell us where.


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: Tyke
Date: 02 Jul 08 - 01:06 PM

Oh hecky that will mean we will be a Banjo Player Short in Clecky.


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: Soldier boy
Date: 02 Jul 08 - 12:49 PM

Can't get there till tea time on Sat. If I'm camping do I just turn up at the campsite and pay there ( £8.00 per night as I am not a ticket holder) or do I have to get a camping ticket first from the festival office in the town hall?
Could someone please let me know. Thanks


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: Deeps
Date: 02 Jul 08 - 12:13 PM

Tyke, I'd love to join you in making a cacophony to delight the campers, sadly, although Cleckheaton is my home town, I'm doing missionary work in the South-West this weekend. Enjoy the festival, have a pork pie for me.


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: Tyke
Date: 02 Jul 08 - 12:10 PM

I second and I'll mention the unbelevable amount of money that Kirkles have spent to make sure that the Campsite will not flood. Then there is Pickles Transport Company with buses to all the venues.


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: Shantyfreak
Date: 02 Jul 08 - 11:47 AM

48 hours or so and the fun begins WHATEVER THE WEATHER!!
Plenty of indoor venues and activities for everybody. Concerts, Meets, Sessions, Sing arounds, stalls, dances and a fair bit of booze too.
Come and join me.


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: Mr Happy
Date: 02 Jul 08 - 10:42 AM

.......according t'weathermen, it's gonna be pissing down - so best take yer macs!


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: Tyke
Date: 02 Jul 08 - 10:40 AM

Naw a trumpet and Bag Pipes I can play the bodhran however as I do own a Stanley knife. Perhaps we could organize a session first thing Saturday or Sunday Morning on the Campsite.


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: Deeps
Date: 02 Jul 08 - 10:06 AM

Of course, it's a necessary part of being a renaissance man. How about you Tyke? I'd guess at the melodeon or perhaps the bodhran.


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: Tyke
Date: 02 Jul 08 - 09:53 AM

There you go name dropping again Deeps. You wouldn't be a banjo Player would you?


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Subject: RE: 21st Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: Deeps
Date: 02 Jul 08 - 09:45 AM

OK then Tyke, how about John Bentley, both a winger and a Cleckheatoner...don't think he played the banjo though, pity really.


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