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Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008

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Subject: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 17 Aug 08 - 11:22 AM

Don't forget you saw it here first:-)

Swinton Folk Festival 2008

17 October - Ceilih with the Boat Band at Swinton Sports Club.
18 October - All day singaround at the White Lion
18 October - Eveing concert with Tich Frier at the White Lion
19 October - Hangover recovery workshop at the White Lion

More details, guests, prices etc. to be confirmed over the next week or three.

Be there or be somewhere else...

Cheers

Dave


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 17 Aug 08 - 06:48 PM

Fresher


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: folk1e
Date: 17 Aug 08 - 06:51 PM

Count us in Dave!


Does this mean I have to drink beer and sing folk songs again ;-D


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 18 Aug 08 - 02:38 PM

'fraid so mate:-)


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 20 Aug 08 - 02:33 PM

Whew - an such good value! You can buy tickets at £7.50 for the Ceilidh, £7.50 for the concert or, if you buy in advance, £12 for the lot! I'm going to start calling us the Aldi festival - Pay a little, get a lot:-)

Cheers

Dave


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 30 Aug 08 - 06:29 PM

Mis-posted the cost before. Festival funds are now subsidising the events and we can do it for, wait for it...

An amazing 6 pounds per event or 10 pounds for the two! Full poster published as follows -


Swinton Folk Festival 2008

Friday 17th October. Doors Open 8pm
at Swinton Sports Club

Ceilidh with
The Boat Band


Saturday 18th October. Door open 8:15pm
White Lion, Swinton. Concert Room

Concert with
Tich Frier

Support - The Saggy Bottom Girls; Pete Ryder.

Tickets - £6 per event or £10 for both

Plus Free Event!

Saturday 18th October Doors Open 12 noon.
White Lion, Swinton. In the Bar

All day singaround hosted by Phil Atkinson and Friends, including Geoff Higginbottom, Staff Folk and many others.


Contact Dave on 0161 737 5069 or Ged on 01942 811527
For tickets or further details


I don't know how we do it but you had better get your arses in gear quick before we sell out:-)

Cheers

Dave


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: greg stephens
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 07:49 AM

I'll be there!(Well, I've got to, really, I'm playing at the ceilidh).


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 03 Sep 08 - 01:04 PM

Good man Greg - Bring all your groupies as well:-)

Dave


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 03 Sep 08 - 01:07 PM

So, the Boat Band Experience takes Swinton! Look out for cigarette lighters and lighter fuel.


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 04 Sep 08 - 06:40 AM

Aye, indeed, Les - Although it isn't the first time the BB have been here. We ran a special at the club one Friday a few months back and although it was supposed to be a music rather than dance set we did find some people could not help themselves when the Cajun swing took hold of them:D

You comng to our do btw?

Cheers

Dave


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 04 Sep 08 - 06:51 AM

Just discussing with my driver, if you know what I mean!

It'l be good

Les


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 04 Sep 08 - 07:03 AM

The all day singaround is usualy good provided you don't mind people sampling a drop or two of lemonade...

:D


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 05 Sep 08 - 06:33 AM

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Dave .. songs, tunes and "lemonade" any chance of wild , wild women?


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 11 Sep 08 - 01:27 PM

All this after the famous Dick Miles I believe?


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 15 Sep 08 - 03:58 AM

Not sure about wild, Les. There may be one or two that are slighly narked...

:D


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 19 Sep 08 - 07:02 AM

Only four weeks to go guys! Better get your tickets soon:-)

Cheers

Dave


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: Joan from Wigan
Date: 01 Oct 08 - 12:06 PM

See you there sometime in the afternoon singaround, all being well.

Joan


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 03 Oct 08 - 03:49 AM

Ooooh - It'll be lovely to see you again, Joan. Or is it to see you again, it will be Lovely Joan? Isn't there a song about that? :-)

TWO WEEKS TO GO!

Why are you not hammering the door down? Come on - Get your tickets now!

Cheers

Dave


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 04 Oct 08 - 05:54 AM

I reckon at this time, two weeks from today, the first chords could have already been struck an the first pints on their way

:D


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 05 Oct 08 - 12:47 PM

and we should have just about recoverd two weeks from now:-)

Well, those of us who attend the hangover workshop that is...

:D


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 08 Oct 08 - 08:10 AM

Here is a new renew
That is different from the last
This new renew is up to date
The old one's in the past

:D


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 08 Oct 08 - 11:56 AM

This looks like a grand Day out! Is the Real Boat Band? Sometimes tribute Bands pass themselves off as the real thing. Can we be sure?

The Real Les in Chorlton


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 09 Oct 08 - 03:50 AM

I think it may be the surreal Boat Band, Les. The one where Greg plays a large green cod.

You coming along?

Cheers

Dave


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: GUEST,folk1e
Date: 09 Oct 08 - 03:58 AM

Dave .. songs, tunes and "lemonade" any chance of wild , wild women?

...... well the Saggy Bottom Girlz are appearing ..... you want more?


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: folk1e
Date: 09 Oct 08 - 04:08 AM

BTW .....
The Swinton Folk Club website does not appear to be functioning re the fest!

Swinton Folk Club


for anyone interested ........ don't ask about the penguins!


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 09 Oct 08 - 04:49 AM

Folk1e, tell us about the penguins!

L in C


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: Bernard
Date: 09 Oct 08 - 05:26 AM

Aaah... the infamous Penguin Infestation of Swinton Folk Club!!

It all started with a line in a Paul Metsers song... penguin eggs... we all know what hatch out off penguin eggs... yes, penguin omelettes!


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 09 Oct 08 - 05:49 AM

And this has nothing to do with just how attractive some people have found penguins, Bernard?


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: Bernard
Date: 09 Oct 08 - 06:12 AM

Ummmm... no comment, officer!


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 09 Oct 08 - 07:42 AM

It was off Nick Jones' 'Penguin Eggs' CD - I always thought it was by Mr Metsers but since discovered it is Little Pot Stove by Harry Roberston.

There's swordfish and whalemeat sausage and fresh penguin egg's a treat

Which I always thought was saltfish as well. Oy Vey...

Still coming Bernard? Need to see you about the band for the weding as well.

Cheers

Dave


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: Bernard
Date: 09 Oct 08 - 08:55 AM

Whoops... knew that, got two songs muxed ip...!!

Don't forget to tune in or log on to Oldham Community Radio 99.7fm on Monday October 13th (7.00pm - 8.00pm) - our studio guests are from Swinton Folk Club!


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 09 Oct 08 - 08:58 AM

Did I mention that on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM on Monday October 13th (7.00pm - 8.00pm)the studio guests are from Swinton Folk Club?

:D


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: Bernard
Date: 10 Oct 08 - 05:58 AM

No you didn't! Thanks for mentioning it, O Name Changed One!


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: folk1e
Date: 10 Oct 08 - 02:33 PM

Who is appearing on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM on Monday October 13th (7.00pm - 8.00pm)?
..... or is it a trade secret?


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: Bernard
Date: 10 Oct 08 - 03:13 PM

Sssshhhh! No-one's supposed to know!!


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 10 Oct 08 - 05:01 PM

May be a secret treasure...

:D


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 10 Oct 08 - 05:13 PM

See The Gnome is back for an offer you can't refuse:-D

DeG


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: Bernard
Date: 13 Oct 08 - 08:05 AM

Don't forget to tune in this evening... though it's possible the web streaming may be down, as there are a few technical problems linked with moving studios (we're in temporary accommodation for a few weeks).

See you all Saturday?


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 13 Oct 08 - 11:58 AM

My loins are girded, whatever that may mean...

:D


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 13 Oct 08 - 12:22 PM

Maybe the photo on Myspace will explain?


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 13 Oct 08 - 03:35 PM

Just been on the radio and all the details are out.

Damn! We try our best to keep it secret and this happens!

:D


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 15 Oct 08 - 07:07 AM

3 days to go!


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 16 Oct 08 - 06:20 AM

2 days and counting:-)


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 17 Oct 08 - 12:04 PM

Well, Greg and the band should be underway soon. I am going to be at the ceilidh venue from 7-ish. Nothing to do now but worry:-)

D


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: folk1e
Date: 17 Oct 08 - 05:23 PM

Don't worry .... be happy!

13.5 hrs to go ...........


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 17 Oct 08 - 07:09 PM

Just back from the ceilidh and it was brilliant - the band were wonderful and the floor was full most of the time. Big thanks to Greg, Kate, Tony and Wendy for the music and the dancers for the spectacle. The karaoke in the other room was pretty good too and didn't leak in - they even finished on a folk song - The Blackpool Belle!

Would have been nice to have an extra dozen people but we got quality rather than quantity:-) Can hardly wait for tomorrow now.

Cheers

Dave


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: Joan from Wigan
Date: 18 Oct 08 - 03:18 PM

Misery - I tried to get there, I really did, but with no trains and only a replacement bus service, it really was a non-starter. The day started off well - I got a lift into Manchester with some friends who were going to the other festival (the one at G-Mex) in the morning, and I spent a pleasant morning wandering around the stalls there and listening to the music on offer - there was a wonderful didge player on stage, plus Tim Wheater. But then trying to get to Swinton was impossible, and I even had severe doubts about being able to get home as time went on (lift wasn't working at Victoria, and I had to come via a roundabout route). Have just landed home and had a cup of tea (much needed) at just turned 8pm.

I hope you didn't lose too many other people because of the train situation. My very best wishes to all the friends I'd hoped to see, many of whom I only see once a year at Swinton. It's a long time till next year, but I shall start looking forward to it now - and hope the trains are running then.

Joan


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Subject: RE: Swinton (UK) Festival 17/18 October 2008
From: folk1e
Date: 19 Oct 08 - 12:22 PM

Well ..... another one under the belt

Sat was really good (for those who missed it)
Started off at noon with the usual mix of booze and music and just carried on from there!
There was the (free) singaround in the front room with some well known performers joining in with us of a less professional bent. After about 3 hours the room was too full to squeeze a meodian in, so the back room came into play with a more refined session of song and music ....... did I mention there was beer there too?

We had a quick curry break for tea ..... we had to travel 100 yds to find a good curry house!

Suitably refreshed we returned to start the evening concert at 8.30. It starts to get a bit hazy after this but I turned into a party pooper and got a Taxi home at about 1am. Others however continued to party at a friends house and were rumored to have quit at about 7am!

12 Noon Sunday was the start of the "survivours Session" ..... a gentle affair with the majority drinking soft drinks for some reason.
After about 4 hours of banter and song we decided to call it quits ....until tomorrow night!
Well it is a Swinton Club night!


My thanks to all who organized, helped, performed, sung along to ....or even bought me a drink!

Two tickets for next year please Dave (el Gnome)


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