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Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct 2008 UK

Wyrd Sister 29 Aug 08 - 03:51 PM
Folkiedave 29 Aug 08 - 04:03 PM
Wyrd Sister 02 Sep 08 - 02:05 PM
squeezebox-kc 02 Sep 08 - 03:41 PM
Mr Red 02 Sep 08 - 06:30 PM
GUEST,Apollo 02 Sep 08 - 07:13 PM
Mr Red 03 Sep 08 - 03:05 AM
Wyrd Sister 03 Sep 08 - 05:14 AM
GUEST,baz parkes 03 Sep 08 - 05:31 AM
Mo the caller 03 Sep 08 - 06:14 AM
GUEST,Tom From Glorystrokes 03 Sep 08 - 11:22 AM
Folkiedave 03 Sep 08 - 11:39 AM
GUEST,Proogle 03 Sep 08 - 11:49 AM
GUEST, BIGmrC 03 Sep 08 - 12:01 PM
Ruth Archer 03 Sep 08 - 12:16 PM
GUEST,Rosie aka 'Medium Huz' 03 Sep 08 - 03:46 PM
GUEST,Rosie aka 'Medium Huz' 03 Sep 08 - 03:49 PM
warpy 04 Sep 08 - 12:05 AM
GUEST 04 Sep 08 - 07:33 AM
Wyrd Sister 07 Oct 08 - 05:13 AM
Surreysinger 07 Oct 08 - 05:47 AM
GUEST,GUEST 08 Oct 08 - 05:38 PM
The Villan 09 Oct 08 - 04:07 AM
Wyrd Sister 09 Oct 08 - 05:28 AM
The Villan 09 Oct 08 - 05:36 AM
GUEST,Ralphie 09 Oct 08 - 05:39 AM
CannieShieldsLaddie 09 Oct 08 - 06:09 AM
Mr Red 17 Oct 08 - 03:28 AM
GUEST,Howard Jones 17 Oct 08 - 03:43 AM
Surreysinger 17 Oct 08 - 06:40 AM
Will Fly 17 Oct 08 - 06:46 AM
GUEST,Jemma 17 Oct 08 - 07:55 AM
Mo the caller 18 Oct 08 - 11:58 AM
Folkiedave 18 Oct 08 - 08:26 PM
Surreysinger 18 Oct 08 - 09:06 PM
Wyrd Sister 19 Oct 08 - 08:23 AM
Wyrd Sister 19 Oct 08 - 08:27 AM
GUEST,GavDav 19 Oct 08 - 08:28 AM
Mo the caller 19 Oct 08 - 05:56 PM
GUEST,Minnie 19 Oct 08 - 06:03 PM
GUEST,Steve Harris 19 Oct 08 - 07:47 PM
warpy 19 Oct 08 - 10:20 PM
warpy 19 Oct 08 - 10:50 PM
Mo the caller 20 Oct 08 - 04:13 AM
Folkiedave 20 Oct 08 - 02:21 PM
Folkiedave 20 Oct 08 - 03:54 PM
GUEST,warpy 21 Oct 08 - 08:19 AM
Folkiedave 21 Oct 08 - 05:48 PM
Mo the caller 24 Oct 08 - 07:03 AM
GUEST,bigdrummergirl 24 Oct 08 - 05:04 PM
Folkiedave 24 Oct 08 - 06:11 PM
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Subject: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct
From: Wyrd Sister
Date: 29 Aug 08 - 03:51 PM

Big National Ceilidh
is being held in aid of Wateraid on 18th October.

Obviously Sheffield
has the best band (Glorystrokes) and caller (Martin Harvey) so everyone should go there, but if you REALLY can't make it, then go to your nearest venue.


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct
From: Folkiedave
Date: 29 Aug 08 - 04:03 PM

Also in this area Bakewell Town Hall where it is the Well-Dressed Band and caller Dave Ball.


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct
From: Wyrd Sister
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 02:05 PM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct
From: squeezebox-kc
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 03:41 PM

i'm afraid i wouldn't cross the street to dance to Glorystrokes but Martin is a caller i would go anywhere to dance to especially if he was fronting Peeping Tom or All Blacked Up


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct
From: Mr Red
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 06:30 PM

Ruff Ceilidhs Cardiff are definitely doing the circasian circle to the tune of er um "that one" at 10pm

and squeezeboxkc I couldn't agree more. But your protestation will fall on deaf ears, literally.


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct
From: GUEST,Apollo
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 07:13 PM

Well Ken, you're not exactly the Glory strokes prime audience are you. Having seen them at Towersey they appeal to the younger crowd who like to live a bit. oh how old people are so apposed to anything new! As for you mr red, just stop whinging!


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct
From: Mr Red
Date: 03 Sep 08 - 03:05 AM

Did somebody shout something just?


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct
From: Wyrd Sister
Date: 03 Sep 08 - 05:14 AM

OK, Squeezeboxkc and others, we have the Siren Sextet for the first half (some ladies you might just recognise)which may be a bit more genteel.

But really I intended this thread for ALL Big National Ceilidh organisers/attendees to publicise their local event.


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct
From: GUEST,baz parkes
Date: 03 Sep 08 - 05:31 AM

Well thank you Ken

There's a certain serendipity in the fact that ABU will be playing in Bath that evevning...fronted by me rather than that nice Mr Harvey

Baz
ABU...who would actually love to call with Glorystrokes...in fact they're getting fed up of me dropping hints:-))


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct
From: Mo the caller
Date: 03 Sep 08 - 06:14 AM

You've got it wrong about the best band and caller.
Alberio with Rhodri Davies are at Poynton.


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct
From: GUEST,Tom From Glorystrokes
Date: 03 Sep 08 - 11:22 AM

Hey Guys.

It'll be awesome to see those who want to dance to us in Sheffield. I hope everyone else has an appropriately good time dancing to the band of their choice somewhere in the country.

If you don't want to cross the street to listen to/ dance to our band then don't. Have a good time enjoying yourselves with the music YOU like. Instead of Slagging off other people's tastes and efforts. I wouldn't want to see people who Don't like GS at one of our shows. Where's the point in that?

I could have said some really harsh things about some of the people on this forum but I'm not that kind of person.

Much Love

Tom the Drummer.

xxxx


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct
From: Folkiedave
Date: 03 Sep 08 - 11:39 AM

Tom is quite right - space for everyone - and I did detail an alternative within easy (Bakewell) reach for people....

Dave


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct
From: GUEST,Proogle
Date: 03 Sep 08 - 11:49 AM

I am quite happy to sit here and say congrates to Tom on his outstanding handling of his bands slagging off and i totally agree. I also agree, as a young person, that everyone has their own tastes and if you really dont like things then take your dislike somewhere else...or keep it to yourself!
Tom i love your band :) i would worship them if they were Gods and i know so many who would also :)
thanks P


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct
From: GUEST, BIGmrC
Date: 03 Sep 08 - 12:01 PM

White Horse Ceilidhs (WHC)

have Scratch 'n' Sniff + Mike Courthold

for their Big National Ceilidh

in Grove, nr Wanatage, Oxfordshire.

More details at:
www.whitehorseceilidhs.org.uk


I personaly would be going to Sheff Uni that night, if I was playing for the WHC version instead.


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 03 Sep 08 - 12:16 PM

My uber-hip 14 year old daughter would sell her mother to the Gypsies to be at that Glorystrokes gig. I don't blame her.


As Tom rightly says, different (Glory)strokes for different folks...


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct 2008 UK
From: GUEST,Rosie aka 'Medium Huz'
Date: 03 Sep 08 - 03:46 PM

I think perhaps people sometimes forget on forums like these that anyone can read them. Express your opinion, fair enough, but there's not need to be rude. I for one am a big gutted I'm living abroad for the national ceilidh and can't make the GS ceilidh. Well done to Tom for being an adult and the 'grown ups' for...well the opposite.


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct 2008 UK
From: GUEST,Rosie aka 'Medium Huz'
Date: 03 Sep 08 - 03:49 PM

Wow typo city there. Excuse my carelessness!


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct 2008 UK
From: warpy
Date: 04 Sep 08 - 12:05 AM

Glory glory. Loved your Shrewsbury set Tom. You've found your audience and even better you got them dancing and they think its cool to dance to trad tunes (liked the teen spirit set as well).For me i just enjoyed being a badly behaved mum and had a great time dancing with my 15year old daughter.Its new styles of blending trad tunes and dances like yours to appeal to teens that keeps tradition and fun alive .I'm getting a bit of grief she wants to be at your gig
and not mine in Hessle.Come and play Hull please.


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct 2008 UK
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Sep 08 - 07:33 AM

Crakin Tom,

Yup, lets all go to see what we like.

Let the other folk go to what they like too!

Times and music change and sometimes us oldies can turn in to grumpy old farts with little tolerance.

Live and let live - make love not war - lets dance and make music not fight and break skulls.

The one get out clause - Tom you are after all the drummer ;-)

Andy


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct 2008 UK
From: Wyrd Sister
Date: 07 Oct 08 - 05:13 AM

A week on Saturday -where's everyone going?


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct 2008 UK
From: Surreysinger
Date: 07 Oct 08 - 05:47 AM

I'll be going to Godalming for Polkaworks with Cat Kelly as caller. Never heard of Polkaworks? Well you might recognise the names of the band - Fi Fraser, Katie Howson, Sue Harris being some of them ... oh and the Token Man - Gareth Kiddier... details are here


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct 2008 UK
From: GUEST,GUEST
Date: 08 Oct 08 - 05:38 PM

Barnet !

link


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct 2008 UK
From: The Villan
Date: 09 Oct 08 - 04:07 AM

Well not a Ceilidh, but still is going to be a very good night. Only a dozen tickets left.

Saturday 18th October 2008
Kerfuffle in Concert at Faldingworth Live, Faldingworth LN8 3SE

Website Faldingworth Live


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct 2008 UK
From: Wyrd Sister
Date: 09 Oct 08 - 05:28 AM

Big National Ceilidh is in aid of WaterAid


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct 2008 UK
From: The Villan
Date: 09 Oct 08 - 05:36 AM

Ooops yes, sorry about that Wyrd Sister, my mistake, as we are not doing it as a charity evening.
Good luck on your venture.


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct 2008 UK
From: GUEST,Ralphie
Date: 09 Oct 08 - 05:39 AM

Godalming is the place for me!
Mind you. Have no real choice.....doing the sound.
So you can all blame me!


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct 2008 UK
From: CannieShieldsLaddie
Date: 09 Oct 08 - 06:09 AM

We'll be at The Sage Gateshead
On the Concourse 8.30


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct 2008 UK
From: Mr Red
Date: 17 Oct 08 - 03:28 AM

October 18, 2008 All Blacked Up, caller Baz Parkes

or see Webfeet for a longggggggggggggg list


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct 2008 UK
From: GUEST,Howard Jones
Date: 17 Oct 08 - 03:43 AM

I'll be at Poynton, playing with Albireo and caller Rhodri Davies. Tom Kitching & Edwin Beasant will also be doing a spot.

www.poyntonceilidh.co.uk

It looks like being a fantastic night for dancing all around the UK (and beyond - there are BNC events in the US and even Nigeria) and hopefully will raise a lot of money for a good cause.


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct 2008 UK
From: Surreysinger
Date: 17 Oct 08 - 06:40 AM

Fantastic in concept maybe... but as there are so many dances all on the same night,and at the same time, the pool of punters to buy tickets for each individual dance is drastically diluted ... eg Godalming Borough Hall ceilidhs normally attract people from a very wide area ... but a lot of the regulars will be going to something much more local to them, I suspect. SO it may be good in theory, but I wonder if it will actually be good in practice?? Did anyone actually think that one through?


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct 2008 UK
From: Will Fly
Date: 17 Oct 08 - 06:46 AM

Playing at St. Albans Hall, Burgess Hill, with "Unreel" tonight.


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct 2008 UK
From: GUEST,Jemma
Date: 17 Oct 08 - 07:55 AM

I think part of the idea (secondary to raising money for wateraid) was to get more people in to the ceilidhs as it is a special, one off event. For instance - I know that the event happening slightly north of sheffield in West Yorks (Burnely in Wharfdale) is already sold out, mostly to people who live in the village who have got behind it as much of a community event - but these people wouldn't have travelled down to sheffield one instead.
Sheffield ticket sales are going very well too!
Jems


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct 2008 UK
From: Mo the caller
Date: 18 Oct 08 - 11:58 AM

Only 3 hours to wait.


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct 2008 UK
From: Folkiedave
Date: 18 Oct 08 - 08:26 PM

Great night at the Octagon and congratulations to Ron and Jennie Day for organising the whole thing.

If raffle ticket and CD sales are anything to go by - then it waa it really great success.

Glorystrokes are great to dance to, and appeal to the younger generation.

It really did do a lot for ceilidh dancing. And it would be churlish not to acknowledge the contributions of Martyn Harvey the caller who was his usual fantastic self and the band and sound people (Grab off mudcat).

What a great night

Tom Wright broke his snare drum skin during the evening. It will be up on ebay shortly.


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct 2008 UK
From: Surreysinger
Date: 18 Oct 08 - 09:06 PM

Godalming had a great night too!! Polkaworks really rock....they quite clearly enjoyed themselves during the evening, and so did we ... couldn't keep my feet still. And happily the evening made money for a great charity.


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct 2008 UK
From: Wyrd Sister
Date: 19 Oct 08 - 08:23 AM

Beat me to it!

One kickass ceilidh in Sheffield. Hope all the others went as well as this one. Bonus points to those dancing to an MP3 on a train in Tibet...


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct 2008 UK
From: Wyrd Sister
Date: 19 Oct 08 - 08:27 AM

Folkiedave - it's unlike you not to mention the ladies!

Well done Siren Sextet and Jennie Reid too, and Boggart's Breakfast and Smutt Rapper.

And Folkiedave, for organising the raffle. Not like you to be that modest, either!


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct 2008 UK
From: GUEST,GavDav
Date: 19 Oct 08 - 08:28 AM

Amazing night in Sheffield - well done organisers and dancers and everyone who chipped in to make for a really fun, succesful event.


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct 2008 UK
From: Mo the caller
Date: 19 Oct 08 - 05:56 PM

Albireo and Rhodri were excellent at Poynton, as we knew they would be. It was a sell out (maybe we'd have had more room to dance without the tables). Made over £1,000


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct 2008 UK
From: GUEST,Minnie
Date: 19 Oct 08 - 06:03 PM

We had a fantastic night in Mickley. Raising over £600 for WaterAid, twice as much as I was expecting. The Trinity Irish Dancers from Hexham did a brilliant set of dances while everyone got their breath back - wonderful! People were so generous - I was overwhelmed! :-)
Three cheers for David and Joey Oliver for having such a fantastic idea and making it work!


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct 2008 UK
From: GUEST,Steve Harris
Date: 19 Oct 08 - 07:47 PM

Fantastic in concept maybe... but as there are so many dances all on the same night,and at the same time, the pool of punters to buy tickets for each individual dance is drastically diluted

I wondered about that but All Blacked Up at Bath Sulis Club had the "normal" numbers


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct 2008 UK
From: warpy
Date: 19 Oct 08 - 10:20 PM

We sold out completely and had to turn people away at the door at Hessle Town Hall, capasity 250.Most dancers had never been to a ceilidh before and were local. Average age 30 and lots of teenagers.
The percussion, gurdy, highland pipes, shawms and Euphonium gave it a mad sound as well. Result a long contact list wanting to know when the next one is ! .It got the Water Aid message across and produced some new ceilidh fans!!!!!!!!!! Whooooppppeee


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct 2008 UK
From: warpy
Date: 19 Oct 08 - 10:50 PM

The night was a doddle compared to playing live and being interveiwed on the BBC during the morning.........never again.
Even our pro percussionist was nervous.
Shame some events were cancelled.
We didn't charge much and I think that made it a cheap night out,everyone is watching the money at the moment.
Quite a few families came up and chatted after and said that it had been a real novelty to have had a night out as a family.
Its rare to go out with teenagers.
The teens danced together for Horses Brawl,
I saw a head spin and cartwheel in that set , Great!!!!


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct 2008 UK
From: Mo the caller
Date: 20 Oct 08 - 04:13 AM

Lets hope it does bring in new dancers. At Poynton they were selling tickets at a discount for November and December, and took £54. I can't quite work out how many tickets that would be.


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct 2008 UK
From: Folkiedave
Date: 20 Oct 08 - 02:21 PM

Tom Wright (drummer from Glorystrokes and Bass player with Park Bench Social Club) broke his snare drum skin. This is now on Ebay with a starting price of just 0.01p. The tiem is fully signed and authenticated.

If for some reason you were unable to donate by attending - and would like to - here is a great souvenir of the night.

Go to Ebay and type "Glorystrokes" - should take you there.


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct 2008 UK
From: Folkiedave
Date: 20 Oct 08 - 03:54 PM

Should have said.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Glorystrokes-Snare-Drum-Head-Kerry-Packered_W0QQitemZ190260969029QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item190260969029&_trk


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct 2008 UK
From: GUEST,warpy
Date: 21 Oct 08 - 08:19 AM

Bet my Glory Strokes fan (15 year old daughter) would like that as a stocking filler.Ticket for Park Bench would be good idea. I made her go to our ceilidh instead of the Sheffield one what a bad mother !


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct 2008 UK
From: Folkiedave
Date: 21 Oct 08 - 05:48 PM

Make a bid - it's only a penny so far. And your daughter has excellent taste.

I can send it to any address you like.


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct 2008 UK
From: Mo the caller
Date: 24 Oct 08 - 07:03 AM

As has been pointed out on another list, much of the money raised was really donated by bands and callers who performed free, or at a discount.
And the organisers who gave a lot of time, free.
The rest came from the expertise of bands like Albireo and callers like Rhodri, who lured us to the Poynton ceilidh and gave us such a good evening (with and extra band to start to evening Tom Kitching and Edwin Beasant).


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct 2008 UK
From: GUEST,bigdrummergirl
Date: 24 Oct 08 - 05:04 PM

Folkiedave i've started the bidding my son is a Glorystrokes fan- we had to drive from Bolton to Sheffield arrived back home at 2am with a car full of shattered but happy teenagers and twenty somethings plus the old crock (me) who was allowed to go as chauffeur!


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Subject: RE: Big National Ceilidh, 18 Oct 2008 UK
From: Folkiedave
Date: 24 Oct 08 - 06:11 PM

Good for you - twas me and my wife that was running the raffle - I am dleighted you had a good time!


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