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Is anyone going to Fylde?

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Subject: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Alio
Date: 11 Aug 08 - 04:07 AM

There doesn't to be a thread on this festival yet - and it is coming up pretty soon at the end of August - so I thought I'd start one! It's my favourite North West festival - apart from Saddleworth of course! - and I'll be MCing over the weekend.

Good line up this year -
Show of Hands( Sun). John Tams & Barry Coope (BBC Radio 2 Best Folk Duo - Fri). Tim Van Eyken Trio(Sat.). The Omega3. Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies. Nancy Kerr & James Fagan. Debby McLatchy (USA). Uiscedwr. Bernard Wrigley(Thurs). Mad Agnes(USA). Bruce Mathiske(AUS). Keith Donnelly. Askew Sisters(BBC Folk Awards Finalists). Daimh (Scot). Strawhead. Flossie(Fra). 4Square. Isambarde. Tom Topping Band. Ruth Notman Trio(BBC Folk Awards Finalist). Alan Bell Band. Brian Preston Duo. Bryony. Gary & Vera Aspey. Cross O'Th'hands. Vicky Swan & Jonny Dyer. Edwina Hayes. Stanley Accrington. Scolds Bridle. Hughie Jones. Michael Kennedy (AUS). Capt. Cooper's Motley Crew. Derek Gifford. Pat Ryan. Andrew Green. Hard Times. Ian Gartside Band. Penny Black. Fleetwood Mashers. Hugh O'Donnell. Bruce Hogg. Festival Ceilidh Band. Nicky Snell. Joe & Maureen Nicholson. Neil Brook. Roisin & Niamh Boadle. Dave Walmisley. Tom Walsh. Johnny Jump Up. Paul D. Wrigley. Rough Mix. Anna Shannon. Camellia. Joe Crane. Spitting on a Roast. Roger Barnes. Pete & Barbara Snape. Les Sullivan, Alan Whittle. Shellback Chorus.

Can't wait now!!

Ali x


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 11 Aug 08 - 04:19 AM

yes


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 11 Aug 08 - 06:17 AM

http://www.fylde-folk-festival.com/


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Rapunzel
Date: 11 Aug 08 - 06:19 AM

I will be singing at Fylde with Sedayne. Although not listed in the line-up above(I think it was done awhile back), Sedayne is booked to do storytelling and music, and rumoured to be MC-ing too.

I grew up with this festival, Fleetwood being my home town. It'll be odd this year to be part of it as an artist and not just as a spectator.

The line-up looks good - I'm particularly looking forward to seeing Debby McLatchy again.

See you all there,

Rachel


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Aug 08 - 06:43 AM

Yes. It's my home town too! 'Course there was a proper pier and a manned lighthouse in my early years!


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Chris Green
Date: 11 Aug 08 - 07:22 AM

We'll be there. It's our first time and we're looking forward to it!

Chris from Isambarde


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 11 Aug 08 - 07:27 AM

We're supposed to be there acting as collectors during the dance displays. The weather better be a bit more benevolent than the last weekend though!


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: muppitz
Date: 11 Aug 08 - 08:33 AM

The weather is always a talking point at Fleetwood! The old food tent was killed off by it last year, I didn't even bother putting my tent up, I slept in my car and am bloomin' glad I did!
I hope to be coming, once again the delicately balanced finances are key to my attendance.

muppitz
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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Alio
Date: 11 Aug 08 - 09:12 AM

Think I'm MCing again for you Isambarde - you'll be fed up of me!!

Ali x


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: nutty
Date: 11 Aug 08 - 09:42 AM

I would love to be there and wish you all the best but the 'Black Bull Bender' (charity event) is the same weekend and I'm the chief kitchen slave.


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: LesB
Date: 11 Aug 08 - 09:47 AM

I am confident the weather will be good this year (riding for a fall?), Small problem tho we bought tickets ages ago, & now find my wife's NW side are dancing ( & i've been roped in to help(or hinder) the music, so i'll have to do some refund negotiation upon arrival. I'm hoping that there will be some good tune & songs sessions in the bar this year, seem's to have been lacking in recent years. Mind with Cross o'the Hands being there i might be lucky.
Cheers
Les


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Sailor Ron
Date: 11 Aug 08 - 11:34 AM

Of course I'll be there! Watch out for ' Beware the Fylde Coast's Sands' on Sat afternoon in the Mount. 20 songs + 80 slides of wrecks & rescues on the West Lancashire coast.


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: GUEST,no fixed abode
Date: 11 Aug 08 - 11:41 AM

After three years of tent flying we have been given a year off for medical reasons..our nerves coulkd not take another battering from the wind!

We wish you all wel and have a great festival....................

P.S. our friend Big Al Whittle is performing so if you see him play send him our regards

Una and Tony

No Fixed Abode


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 11 Aug 08 - 06:34 PM

In the absence of any info to the contrary, I'm sorry I have to assume I won't be able to go to Fylde this year.
But it's a great lineup, and I'll be really sad to miss it.


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: le cheffie
Date: 11 Aug 08 - 06:59 PM

I 'll be there on the steward team. Look for the black hat.


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 11 Aug 08 - 07:09 PM

Has anyone ever been on the ferry from Fleetwood, whats it like? can you take a car?


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Sailor Ron
Date: 12 Aug 08 - 03:34 AM

Weelittle drummer, I presume you mean the ferry to Larne in N.Ireland, yes you can take a car, in fact to travel on board you have to take a car. The Knott End ferry across the Wyre is just for 'people', though I believe you can take a bike!.


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: DG&D Dave
Date: 12 Aug 08 - 05:22 AM

We will be going for the first time this year, having promissed Alan we would go for about twenty years.
Any tips or warnings gratefuly recieved...
"Rolling up, rolling down, we'll all get drunk in Fleetwood town..."
Dave + Fiona


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Sailor Ron
Date: 12 Aug 08 - 06:59 AM

...any tips or warnings... the Steamer has the best beer in town [5 real ales], closly followed by the Marine Hall.


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Alio
Date: 12 Aug 08 - 07:23 PM

I'll be on the Jamieson's - in the Boston - think that's where the Late Night concerts are as well if I'm not mistaken? Dave Jones usually gets some great artists going along there.

Ali


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Alio
Date: 14 Aug 08 - 03:11 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 14 Aug 08 - 04:20 AM

I love Fleetwood. Great big well set Victorian houses looking out to sae. A long flat front - so great if you're a wheelchair pusher! the concert hall is also disabled friendly.

When the weather is kind - the dancers have this fabulous greensward overlooking the sea. there are ferries and othe big boats sailing past.   great chip shops, and Chinese restaurants. A craft fair in a big separate sportshall - but with a great music shops as part of it and a Fylde guitar stall.

Loads of events you can drop in and out of. Always a great mix of guests and what must be some of the best local talent in the country.

If you can go and see the freeport shopping centre -its just a regular shopping mall, but set round a Marina - you can take a break from shopping drinking your coffee, looking out to sea.

theres always some yachts for sale and they do look a bargain - but so far I've never had to sail home.

Also try and squeeze in a visit to see local artist genius John ditchfield whose glass creations are always cropping up on bargain Hunt!

with historic Blackpool down the road - what more could you want?


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: DG&D Dave
Date: 14 Aug 08 - 04:55 AM

I can hardly wait...
"Didn't we have a loverly time the day we went to Fleetwood?..."


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Rapunzel
Date: 14 Aug 08 - 07:21 AM

WLD - can't remember it was up last year, but John Ditchfield now has a big glass sculpture outside his studio (on the corner by the big traffic light junction) which is lit up at night and changes colour in the most mesmerising way (- cue cars beeping their horns when the lights go green and you're just sat there watching it...) Be sure to drive past after dark to check it out.

Yes I love Fleetwood too, which is why, after being away for some considerable time, I've moved back this year. Not just for the great festival on my doorstep...


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: le cheffie
Date: 15 Aug 08 - 05:37 AM

Looking forward to it, what are the conditions like on the campsite. I know there are still 2 weeks to go but is it already a swamp


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: GUEST,stu
Date: 15 Aug 08 - 05:42 AM

Dry - it's sandy, so drains well. Don't forget pegs when you pitch tents - the sandy soil doesn't grip pegs well. Long pegs or cross pegging

stu


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Alio
Date: 18 Aug 08 - 05:31 AM

I've never seen Daimh perform live - except when they came to do a spot on Sounds of Folk - so I'm really looking forward to getting to one of their events. Also the Askew Sisters and the Ruth Notman Trio.

Ali


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: le cheffie
Date: 19 Aug 08 - 06:50 PM

Following on from "Whitby and the golden egg" thread I was just wondering how much beer is in the marine hall


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Sailor Ron
Date: 20 Aug 08 - 03:49 AM

Whilst 'the powers that be' have ruined the Marine Hall bar[you'll see what I mean when you arrive] they still have a good selection of real ale. For anyone arriving early the pre-festival events are:-
Mon.250808 concert on board the 'Jacinta' in Fleetwood dock.
Tues 260808 Fleetwood Folk Club Steamer Hotel' in the bar'
Wed 270808 Singer/songwtiter James Hollingsworth, The Steamer or
            Captain Coopers Motley Crew in the North Euston
Thurs 280808 Fleetwood Folk Club Consert with Bernard Wrigley, North
             Euston, or
             Sing in the Festival at the Steamer.
Hope to meet all you 'Catters' there. Alan Bell has booked good weather!


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Alio
Date: 20 Aug 08 - 04:09 AM

That's good of him!

For anyone in the Greater Manchester area, Sounds of Folk on Monday evening 7 - 8p.m. (Oldham Community Radio 99.7.FM) will be focussing completely on the festival.

Ali


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Sailor Ron
Date: 20 Aug 08 - 06:34 AM

Just looked at the Whitby Golden Egg thread. Average price for real ale in Fleetwood [for Fylde] is around £2.40-£2.50 a pint. But there again we're not Tykes!


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Capo da Monty
Date: 20 Aug 08 - 08:57 AM

I'll be there.
Hope to get a spot at the 'open mike' in the Euston and the late night concert hosted by Dave Jones on friday and/or saturday.
Looking forward to seeing Mr Whittle strutting his stuff!


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: le cheffie
Date: 20 Aug 08 - 09:44 AM

When does the festival campsite open. I was thinking of perhaps coming over on Thursday. If its not open til Friday are there any decent campsites(cheap) in the area


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Sailor Ron
Date: 20 Aug 08 - 10:04 AM

I am led to believe it is Thurs.


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 22 Aug 08 - 05:14 AM

My performance times for Fylde are as follows:-
Saturday
11-12.30 am Milton Street Youth and Community Centre. I am conducting a seminar entitled Songs For Guitar. It wasn't quite what I thought I was doing but - fair enough! I'm not really too hung up about the guitar - if anyone wants to talk about songs and anything else - I'm cool with that. if nobody turns up - I'll talk to myself - songs, guitars, the meaning of life - an inner monologue!

Then I run across town to The Steamer, because I have to take part in the STEAMER MUSIC SESSION running from 12.00- 5pm. My old mate Pete skinner along withhis accomplice form Penny black will be there. its MC'd by Pete Rimmer - also featured is 4Square, Anna Shannon, Joe Topping., and Johnny Jump Up. sounds good!

7.30 that night sees me at The Boston Song Party at the NEW BOSTON HOTEL the Compere is Ali O'Brien. other guests are Strawhead, Viki Swan and Johnny Dyer, The Askew Sisters, and presumably top of the bill Jez Lowe and The Bad Pennies.

Positively you last chance to caych what i do is 10.30 Sunday morning whne I seem to be part of a coven called The songwriters - hosted by Matt Amour, also feauring Anna Shannon, Paul D. Wrigley, and Dave Walmsley.


its very unusual for me to be invited to appear at a folk festival and I am fully sensible of the honour being conferred by Alan Bell and his committee. I hope I don't disappoint.

Just this morning I got an advance review of the my John Dillinger album from Rock n Reel. It'll give a n idea of what to expect as will my website
http://bigalwhittle.co.uk/

Rock n Reel Review - see next month!
****

Big Al Whittle

self-released (http://bigalwhittle.co.uk/)



Erudite and wry, Alan Whittle's been a folk circuit irregular and all-round song-writing chancer for more than a quarter of a century.



A great example of self employed survivalism, he once had a massive Euro hit with a football song, has a lyric in the Oxford Book of Villains, played at the Wembley Country Music Festival, and has had a song featured on The Pentagon website.



On this career-spanning 20-tracker, it's the breadth of his unassuming craftsmanship that's truly impressive. The gentle and tender 'Haiku Song' comes directly after the cruelly blunt murder ballad 'George Joseph Smith'. Tales of personal history such as 'Grammar School Puppy Dog' and 'Swimming Pool' stand alongside cod-Americana country toons ('The Telephone Song' and the unquestioning flag-saluting patriotism of 'There Is A Land Called America'). The mercilessly satirical "Well Done Liz!" is a world away from 'Trish', a self-deprecating song of spurned love set against a backdrop of the fall of Communism. On the latter, the distinctive drumming of Mick Bedford (Chumbawamba) perfectly complements Al's effortlessly artful guitaring



Firmly folk-rooted in blues and music hall rather than finger-in-yer-ear nasalism, Al casually slips from the Max Miller-ish blatant bawdiness of 'Big Red Sausage' to the masterly fingerpicked 'Tribute To Dink'. There are classy interpretations here too – of Roger Brooks' wonderful 'Apartment Song' and of two early blues songs, 'Winding Boy' (Jelly Roll Morton) and 'Pretty Boy' (Tony Jackson).



Oh, and Al's lyrics are great. My favourite: 'Well done Liz! You're the queen that's what you is; not just some arsehole, you've got a castle. Well done, Liz1'



Not just some Al bum, you've got an album. Well done, Al!


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Santa
Date: 22 Aug 08 - 07:25 AM

First warning: arsehole and castle don't rhyme in the North.


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 22 Aug 08 - 07:57 AM

they don't rhyme anywhere - except in the song. Its mind over matter.

I don't mind, and it doesn't matter all that much.


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: s&r
Date: 22 Aug 08 - 12:24 PM

Camp site is freshly mown, and dry and firm. Weather at the moment is warm and dry

Stu


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: GUEST,Penny Black
Date: 22 Aug 08 - 01:14 PM

we'll be there (as usual) they can't get rid of us!

We've also moved the Ossy Mills Concerts to The Euston in Fleetwood (due to bad weather the Marquee had to be dismantled) - so the festival has gained 2 extra concerts (11am to 4pm) on Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday (24th & 25th August) More Information and links


Line-up for the two days (not running order)

24th August (Bank Holiday Sun)

Chorley Mashers
JIVA
Chris & Siobhan Nelson
Steve Ferguson
Dave Alderman
Paul Roberts
Mary Hassett
Penny Black


25th August (Bank Holiday Mon)

Phil Graham
Steve Ferguson
Dave Alderman
JIVA
Chris & Siobhan Nelson
Paul Roberts
Tommy Jnr (Daz Rice ex "Kiss of the Gypsy"!)
Penny Black


The Concerts are FREE with a Collection for ARC (Arthritis Research Campaign)

Fylde Folk Festival Programmes will be available - so you can get one and plan your Fest in advance :0)


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: GUEST,chaz
Date: 23 Aug 08 - 01:35 PM

is there nothing on tonight (saturday)?


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: le cheffie
Date: 23 Aug 08 - 06:23 PM

Any Mudcatters around seeing a steward with a black hat on and a four year old child in tow please stop and say hello


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: s&r
Date: 24 Aug 08 - 07:40 AM

Phil Brown from The Drift, Radio Lancs is broadcasting live from Fylde on Friday evening. A chance for those who can't make it to catch the flavour. Phil is a good friend to folk music in the North West, and presents one of the best folk programmes IMO in the country.
Link to some info about Phi


Stu


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: The Barden of England
Date: 25 Aug 08 - 03:54 AM

I'll be there as usual - not one to be missed for us. Then we're off to Edinburgh on the following Monday, so I'm looking out for a folk session or two. Does anybody have any tips?

John Barden


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Rapunzel
Date: 26 Aug 08 - 03:43 AM

Pre-Festival event at the Steamer tonight (Tues) with Spitting on a Roast and others from the Fleetwood Folk Club. Come along and get in the mood for it all. Kicks off about 8-ish.


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: bodgewick
Date: 26 Aug 08 - 09:19 AM

Had a great night at the kettle drum wednesday last and mike and I are looking forward to seeing any of you,possibly in the steamer over the the festival period.Cliff and Shirl(mine hosts)are already stocking up so lets get the beer flowing


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: bodgewick
Date: 26 Aug 08 - 09:29 AM

Sailor Ron was in his usual impecable form on the jacinta last night and after his last song must be a leading contendor for the worst singer in the world contest this weekend.Well done Ron.


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: le cheffie
Date: 26 Aug 08 - 10:10 AM

Well all being well we should be arriving some time on Thursday


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Sailor Ron
Date: 26 Aug 08 - 10:39 AM

Bodgewick, my last song was a POEM!


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: bodgewick
Date: 26 Aug 08 - 11:22 AM

Even better Ron, you had us all fooled


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Rapunzel
Date: 26 Aug 08 - 12:52 PM

The Marine Hall may be the official HQ for Fylde, but the Steamer always seems to be the hub of things for us.

There's constantly great stuff going on there, and being part of the 'Fringe' it pulls in a lot of locals and passers by who otherwise wouldn't be involved with the festival. Alan Bell is to be commended for continuing to put on great acts at the non-paying venues and allowing those unable to commit to weekend tickets (for whatever reason) to really get a lot out of the festival.

We're all over the place this year, but you can bet when there's 'downtime' you'll find us in the Steamer.


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: GUEST,aeola
Date: 26 Aug 08 - 01:13 PM

sailor Ron songs/poems??? It must be the way you tell 'em!


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Alio
Date: 27 Aug 08 - 04:54 AM

I'm MCing in the Steamer all Sunday afternoon for my sins Rapunzel, so I'll probably see you there.

Only 2 days now to when I set off - case packed already! Wish I'd booked the whole week really!!

Ali


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Folkie
Date: 27 Aug 08 - 08:37 AM

Just had a look at the programme on the festival website and I see there are lots of sessions. Do any of them specialise in English music?


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 27 Aug 08 - 08:53 AM

Have great fun!

Wish I could be there.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: John J
Date: 27 Aug 08 - 08:55 AM

'fraid not.

JJ


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Aug 08 - 08:55 AM

Dont specialise in English music but do plenty of it


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: LesB
Date: 27 Aug 08 - 09:02 AM

There isn't usually much English sessions at Fylde, but there is a chance that things could be a little more mixed this year with Cross o the Hands & the Askew Sisters being there.
Cheers
Les


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 27 Aug 08 - 09:15 AM

I'm English. i do music.


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Santa
Date: 27 Aug 08 - 11:30 AM

Fylde is usually pretty thin on specifically Scottish music, although isn't the Emily Smith band here this year (hurray)? Being just across the water, there is always a fairly strong Irish influence on the locals, and always some attempt to get visitors from the other side of the Pond. But the purer forms of English folk song and music: no, I don't recall any emphasis on such, at least beyond a fairly strong Lancashire component. Unless what Ron sings is in English.


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 27 Aug 08 - 11:38 AM

Well it IS in Lancashire. And Lancashire is in England. What exactly do you think is missing?

John Tams, Bernard Wrigley, Alan Bell,Hughie Jones - its not exactly roots 'n' reggae, is it?


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Santa
Date: 27 Aug 08 - 11:49 AM

Indeed, and if the Threlfalls are there this year we'll have the finest singers in the English tradition. However, as far as sessions devoted purely to English songs and music, no, and that was what was asked about.

If concerts had been the question, then Strawhead are about as purely English as any, but I didn't think that was the point.


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 27 Aug 08 - 01:18 PM

Okay - here's us...

Rachel (Rapunzel) & I (Sedayne) are playing in The Bernard Wrigley concert tomorrow night at The Euston...

On Saturday we're part of the Wyre Light Orchestra for the Wrecks & Rescues show at The Mount, before opening The Big Sing, also in The Mount. And on Saturday night (for my sins) you might catch me in the Deep End comparing at The Steamer...

On Sunday Morning, assuming I've survived, we'll be back at The Steamer where we'll be opening In the Tradition with a suitably subdued set of Supernatural Balladry & Songs of Ceremony.

Also, I'll be storytelling in The Marine Hall Gardens on Saturday (1pm) & Sunday (1 & 3.30pm) - weather permitting - but there's lots of cover so it shouldn't be too much of problem.

Hope to see you around & please do say hello, and anyone who already knows me, please remember the difficulty I have recognising faces!

We've put up a Myspace page at Venereum Arvum, which is the name we generally perform under, but at Fylde it's Sedayne & Rachel McCarron - page 33 of your souvenir programme. We were onto around 500 hits yesterday, but it was only 22 the last time I looked! Where have they all one??

Bright Moments!

Sedayne, OIB (Order of the Insane Beard)


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Rapunzel
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 03:48 AM

Lots to do tonight (Thurs).

Bernard Wrigley concert at the Euston with support from Spitting on a Roast, Joe Boe and myself & Sedayne.

or:

SailorRon's singaround at the Steamer.

I'm going to aim to be in two places at once - Ron's singarounds are the best.


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: s&r
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 06:21 AM

Just to catch anyone who is going to "Songs and Stories of the sea" and "Appalachian Mountain Music" at Fylde. The venue for these events will be at the Mount Hotel Restaurant Friday Lunchtime.

Stu


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: GUEST, Sminky
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 08:47 AM

Weather's not looking too bad:

Thursday evening: Overcast, gusty.
Friday: Overcast start, brightening up by lunchtime, warm.
Saturday: Best day, bright and warm all day, 20c.
Sunday: Worst day, warm but wet.

Bring it on!


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 09:03 AM

Sunny right now!


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 09:12 AM

Still sunny ten minutes later which is rare for Fleetwood...


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: bodgewick
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 09:34 AM

Great night at the steamer last night Sean and rachel were in fine voice along with Paul,Ivan,Geoff,Joe and Anna, and everyone else.
Cliff and Shirley I believe are well prepared for the onslaught this weekend(I suppose someone has to work)but am sure they will love it.
See you at the Euston tonight


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 09:35 AM

Should be great for the dancers - if that prediction is right.

see ya tomorrow folks!

Fat man in black rugby shirt/ mudcatter badge.


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: s&r
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 09:36 AM

Don't forget the penny dreadful team welcome contributions - prose poetry or pictures...


Stu


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: bodgewick
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 09:40 AM

Sailor Ron Where are you walking to approx. this year,would like to come and join you if I get the chance


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Alio
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 01:39 PM

See you tomorrow everyone - keep the weather warm and dry for me please!

Ali


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 07:46 PM

Sailor Ron-

Is there a workshop of Merchant Seamen Songs?

There certainly should be.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 07:51 PM

sorry I've packed my programme away. are you thinking of making the trip over Charley - it would be great to see you.


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: s&r
Date: 29 Aug 08 - 03:41 AM

Arthur Marsden of the Shellbacks is explaining shanties with illustrations from the Chorus on Saturday Lunchtime

Stu


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Alio
Date: 29 Aug 08 - 03:59 AM

What time's that Stu, and where?

Ali


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Rapunzel
Date: 29 Aug 08 - 05:57 AM

Great to see so many people both at the Euston and at the Steamer last night.

The Festival has officially started once you've been greeted by Elizabeth Baxter selling programmes from the comfy sofa in the Euston foyer.

Ron's singaround was packed and there was some fantastic singing and great songs - I was particularly moved by Essiquibo River and When All Men Sing (so don't know the names of the chaps who sang each)- the choruses really raised the roof!

It's going to be a great festival - and weather's looking okay today.

Looking forward to Hughie Jones and then Debby Mclatchy today - REMEMBER venue change to the MOUNT. (Apparently the museum didn't get a music licence for the Friday.)

See you all round and about.


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: s&r
Date: 29 Aug 08 - 06:08 AM

Alio

1.00 - 2.00pm Sunday at Fleetwood Museum (sorry, not Sat as I first said) There's free entry for wristband holders, so have a look round the museum at the same time.

Stu


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: s&r
Date: 29 Aug 08 - 06:10 AM

Debbie's doing a banjo workshop: if you've not got banjo with you the Music Room have loaned us several banjoes for the workshop.

Stu


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 29 Aug 08 - 08:58 AM

Weelittledrummer-

Will I be there?

No, not this year but I've been corresponding with Ron about his collection of Merchant Sailor songs and reviewing his CD Blood on the Ice, and my co-editor with the C. Fox Smith Anthology project will also be there with the Shellback Chorus; he'll probably recite a poem or two by our favorite nautical poet.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 29 Aug 08 - 09:08 PM

Day One - tip-top fun all round; weather hot, humid, airless; Strawhead in fine form; Greg Butler as formidable as ever; excellent singarounds (a special mention of lovely Mudcatter My Guru Always Says, who sings like an angel) & an atmospheric session with The A69 Band. Lots more - Debby McLatchy, etc. etc. 2pm - just back from the Festival Cabaret hosted by Dave Jones where Rapunzel & I had the indignity of following 4Square, featuring the not inconsiderable talents of Jim Molyneaux (percussion finalist in the 2008 Young Musician of the Year). My instrument of choice? Dumbek!


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 29 Aug 08 - 09:14 PM

2am, BST


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Tig
Date: 30 Aug 08 - 08:41 AM

Wish I was going but pennies don't permit - especially with Firecat going to college.

Ask Stanley Accrington to sing the Song for Colin Kemp on Sunday - the first anniversary of his death.


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Alio
Date: 31 Aug 08 - 03:41 PM

Back home - and still on a high!

Nice to meet you Wee Little Drummer, and lovely to see you again Small Piper.

I didn't want it to end! Loads of fantastic artists, and lots of great company.
Ali


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 05:18 AM

Survivor's Singaround - Tonight (Monday) in The Steamer!


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: bodgewick
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 08:07 AM

What a weekend,the wife thought it was a stranger coming in when I eventually arrived home.Survisors night tonight and if its anything at all like last year well worth a visit.I thought Cliff and Shirley did a fine job along with the staff at the steamer


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 08:46 AM

Just Back home.

Amazing. I won a trophy for singing/writing a song in Lancashire dialect, which seems a bit weird.

I think the weekend confirmed my belief that Richard Bridge is right when he says what I do isn't folkmusic. I am perhaps better leaving this field of endeavour to people who are committed to the tradition. There are few enough opportunities for these folk to play and sing.

Also Denise and I met a load of friendly and pleasant people. and I thank them for their friendship.

The highspots of the weekend for me were giving the workshops on guitar accompaniment and songwriting. I felt on safer ground here. I knew what I was talking about, and I felt really able to help people with practical advice. Also I met a guy who was friends with the late Fred Jordan - someone whose singing I have always greatly admired - even though its nowt like what i do. It was good to hear anecdotes of the great man.


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 09:16 AM

I thought Cliff and Shirley did a fine job along with the staff at the steamer

I'm with you there! The Marine Hall might be the brains of the Fylde Festival, but the heart & soul is The Steamer - and thanks to Cliff & Shirley for keeping this going in their first year as incumbents!

My lasting impression of The Fylde Festival 2008 will be Thistle playing into the wee hours to a dozen provocatively clad young ladies (on hen night) dancing wildly to their finely honed renderings of many the old emerald chestnut. Virtuoso stuff, lads! I know was I meant to be comparing, but Rachel & I were playing at 10.30 the following morning, but you didn't seem to be complaining so we sloped off around midnight, wandering off along the Fleetwood docks to the strains of Dirty Old Town echoing through the night.

Another humbling percussion experience on the Sunday morning when Niahm Boadle got her bodhran out; with playing as accomplished, precise and spirited as that in the world we should not fear for the musical future.


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: bodgewick
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 10:37 AM

I loved the song by Alan Bell in the Euston-I am homeward bound returning,and thought we might try it sometime with the Roast but cant seem to find the words anywhere.Anybody any ideas where to look?


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: le cheffie
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 10:53 AM

bodgewick I think the song you are looking for might be the Jacinta The chorous starts
She is homeward bound returning.
Will try and look out the rest of the words once I've finished unpacking


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: s&r
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 10:54 AM

WITH ALAN'S PERMISSION I'LL POST THEM LATER

STU

Sorry about the caps


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: le cheffie
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 10:57 AM

And now an apology,
To all the people in the Meet Flossie session yesterday morning. My somewhat tired four year old wanted to play quietly somewhere at the back of the room which obviously wasn't practical. All methods of placation were used before I removed him screaming from the room. He did want to come back and listen but I thought it best not too.

So once again sorry for the disturbance.


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: bodgewick
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 11:45 AM

Many thanks le cheffie and s&r for that


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: folk1e
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 02:07 PM

So ....... Who's going next year?


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 03:21 PM

Next year? - well I'd love to (if I get invited) - I'm suffering from Fylde withdrawal symptoms already!


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 03:31 PM

yeh its a great place to go to. I just love the sea front there. And the local people are just terrific. there was this gang of local ladies from kirkham - at the evening concert at the New Boston. they were just so full of fun and laughter, and really whooping it up!


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: le cheffie
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 05:40 PM

A thoroughly excellent weekend well done Alan and the team


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: s&r
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 06:36 PM

The song is the Jacinta. It's in Alan's songbook 'In My Homeland' The books are available from Alan Bell 55 the Strand Fleetwood complete with music. Anyway here are the lyrics:

Now her keel was laid one morning in the year of '72
In a famous yard in Wallsend where the men were skilled and true
They riveted and welded good steel sheets upon her frame
'til at last she was completed and Jacinta is her name

Cho.
She is homeward bound returning
she is homeward bound returning
she is homeward bound returning
from the sea
the Arctic Sea
The Norway sea
the Irish Sea

She was one of seven sisters in the bold Marr family
Bill Taylor was her Skipper on her maiden trip to sea
For to fish the coast of Greenland and the distant Norway shore
For cod and hake and haddock all to fill the fishroom store

Cho
Young Mick Southwell was the bosun, old george Thompson engineer
Brian Baxter was a deckhand and he helped stow away the gear
As she fished across the oceans she sailed so wild and free
She was a great stern trawler; soon a legend of the sea

Cho
In the darkness of the winter in the terrible ice andstorms
Her crew worked hard to free her and to keep themselves from harm
As she fished across deep waters she did serve her owners well
Catching fish worth millions in the heavy rolling swell

Cho
Now Jacinta went on fishing 'til her engine let her down
We've towed her home to Fleetwood for to rest in her home town
We will paint her and we'll moor her all along her own quayside
She'll show new generations how we fished the seas with pride

Cho

Stu


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 08:37 PM

Stu-

"Jacinta"

Nice song!

I like the songs that pay tribute to real boats, their builders, and their crews.

Someday if I'm good I'd get to hear you sing it, and buy you a round.

Any feedback on what Sailor Ron was up to?

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 08:54 PM

100


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: bodgewick
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 09:51 PM

Absolutely brilliant and many thanks,of course if I get it any where near presentable I would have to clear it with Alan.


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Alio
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 02:36 AM

It's a brilliant song - like many of Alan's - very emotional and powerful.

I'll definitely be back next year - accommodation already booked.

Ali


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: s&r
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 02:53 AM

Alan (and fylde festival) has done a lot to help in the restoration and maintenance of the Jacinta - a stern trawler that held (still holds?) the record for most fish caught. During the run up to the Festival it is normal to have a concert on board the old ship

Stu


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Rapunzel
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 03:43 AM

Any feedback on what Sailor Ron was up to?

Sailor Ron seemed to be in many places at once MCing, running singarounds, performing with Red Duster and overseeing "Beware the Fylde Coast Sands" - his extravaganza concerning the wrecks and rescues of the Fylde Coast - and probably doing a lot more besides. Last seen at the survivors singaround last night.

Mrs Ron tells me that he now takes a full fortnight off work to prepare/recover - that is the sensible thing to do of course - I am going to try and book the same for myself for next year. Back to the real world yesterday was not such a pleasant experience after such a fantastic festival weekend.


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: MairSea
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 06:08 AM

We had a great time at Fylde this year and it was good to put names to Mudcat Faces. Was in the audience when Alio was m-ceeing and weelittledrummer performing and Smallpiper playing and had a thoroughly good time.

What a festival and what a treat we had listening to the Askew Sisters and remembering them when they were younger and shyer at Fareham and thinking "The babes have come of age" well done girls the Albert Hall beckons. Mind you that young lad who won the Tallyman Trophy was excellent - I think he has been here before to be playing like that at 12!!!!!

Had a great time at the workshops as well so a big thanks to Stu and Rusty for their time and patience (especially Stu!) Looking forward to next year and yes, we have bought our tickets already!!

My blisters etc were tenderly treated by Karen and Ian at Heaven Scent in the Craft Fair so all in all it was a cracking time - thanks to all again.

Thanks everyone for making it such a special time.

Ann


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: GUEST, Sminky
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 06:20 AM

My first Fylde (of many, I hope) and loved every minute.

The Askew Sisters were gorgeous in every way. Still got Bryony singing 'The Last of the Great Whales' in my head - had me blubbing like a baby.

Anybody else meet Max, the wasp-eating labrador?


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: LesB
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 08:06 AM

"Max, the wasp-eating labrador? " could have done with him at Whitby.
Cheers
Les


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: GUEST, Sminky
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 08:52 AM

I advised his owner to hire him out. Saw him in action outside the ferry terminal. Dead or alive - he eats the lot.


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: My guru always said
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 08:52 AM

My first Flyde & I just loved it!

Richard Atkins (MudCatter who sang When all Men Sing BTW) always went to Fylde but hadn't been for 16 years & thought it was time he introduced me to one of the best Northern festivals - forgive me for not having been before, I live in Surrey *grin*

Next time we'll be ticket-holders so I'll feel more a part of the festival than the fringe, but the fringe was good for me as I managed to sing 7 songs in 2 days compared to 3 songs over the whole of Shrewsbury weekend!!

Lovely to meet Insane Beard (many thanks for your kind words, Sirrah) & Rapunzel but chastened to see here (hadn't read it before we set off for Shrewsbury & the Lakes) that there were so many MudCatters there that I didn't meet!!!

I organise MudGathers at quite a few 'Southern' festivals & perhaps next year one could be programmed in for Fylde? They're usually very social occasions & we tend to introduce ourselves, hug, eat chocolate, drink beer, sing & play and occasionally have MudRaffles in aid of MudCat funds. How about it? I'd be happy to run it, all I'd need is a time & venue - perhaps someone could pass this suggestion / offer on?

Either way, I'll get more involved next time & meet more of you hopefully! Keep up the good work & well done to the Fylde Organisers!

Hilary Ward


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: s&r
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 11:55 AM

Fylde Hilary, else you won't find it...

Stu


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Capo da Monty
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 11:56 AM

A memorable weekend indeed!
From meeting the legend that is Hughie Jones to catching up with Phil Steve and Miranda via John and Barrie, Tom Topping Band, Al Whittle, Sedayne & Rachel and many more.
Especially enjoyed playing at the late night cabaret on friday and saturday. Thanks to Dave Jones for the invitation!

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 01:00 PM

Oh Malcolm, it was good to hear you sing and play!


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: My guru always said
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 01:47 PM

LOL, thanks Stu *blush*
Hil


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 07:44 PM

Did the Shellbacks appear as planned?

Rapunzel-

Thanks for the update on intrepid Sailor Ron. It makes a whole lot of sense to me to take a week off if one possible can if one is trying to organize such a wonderful festival, and a week to recover! I know too many people who have literally worked themselves to death doing such work. One can never thank the surviving festival organizers enough.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: s&r
Date: 03 Sep 08 - 03:03 AM

SHellbacks appeard several times over the weekend. Good responses from the audiences everywhere. Memories of Dave Ryan, good friend to the shells, and Colin Kemp known to all. The steamer session was dedicated to these two with a lot of fond memories

Stu


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 03 Sep 08 - 08:07 AM

Thanks, Stu, for the details. I'm sure that there was so much going on that it will take participants years to process it all, and even then the experiences will fail to correlate! May the best memories win!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 03 Sep 08 - 10:12 AM

Another highpoint - an audience of mostly codheads (Fleetwood locals) screaming for an encore from Bruce Mathiske in The Steamer on Saturday night. You did 'em proud, Bruce!


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: bodgewick
Date: 03 Sep 08 - 02:15 PM

After listening to Bruce Im sorely tempted to have a guitar bonfire out the back


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Sailor Ron
Date: 08 Sep 08 - 06:41 AM

As usual I was 'outstationed' so saw little of the 'big' names. Stawhead gave their usual superb concert, their first half was all about Napolean, with the second half of 'their greatest hits'. Arthur & the Shellbacks gave a good introduction to what shanties were used for[all in good voice], Scolds Bridle gave a highly enjoyable wander through their years together in song & story. Beware the Fylde Coast's Sands was well rec'd, Rachel's 'Riverdance' song being the'star' turn. The 'Final Singaround' was well attwended with a great cross section of styles etc from Irish pipes to Black Sea Fiddle and everything in between.! Comments heard:- He must be using backing tapes! & I've two choices, throw my guitar in the sea, or go back into the Steamer, and break his fingers! Both about Bruce M.
Overall great atmosphere, and Alan Bell actually remembered to book good weather this year.


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: le cheffie
Date: 08 Sep 08 - 04:34 PM

Until the monday morning Ron when it peed down on the soon to be packed away tents.


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Subject: RE: Is anyone going to Fylde?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 08 Sep 08 - 08:57 PM

Le Cheffie-

Appreciate good weather when you get it. It might
have been a hurricane!

Our gig last weekend at the tip of Cape Cod survived a hit from Hurricane Hanna.

The wild wind the night before our concert, however, was great!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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