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Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays

Hamish 09 Oct 08 - 04:08 PM
Zany Mouse 09 Oct 08 - 04:38 PM
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breezy 11 Oct 08 - 05:07 PM
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Subject: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: Hamish
Date: 09 Oct 08 - 04:08 PM

New regular folk club in Watford. Every Friday. Grand opening night tomorrow, Friday 10th October, with John Breeze, plus Chris Flegg, Warp & Weft, Mike Deavin, Moses...

...future guests include Kiss the Mistress, Red Ruth, Fasutus, George Papavgeris, (ahem!) me...

More at Pump House Folk Club MySpace pages

The Pump House is in Local Board Road, Lower High Street, Watford WD17 2JP, plenty parking on site and in the street, but if it's full, there's loads of parking next door at the retail park.

Yay!

--
Hamish

~8^)


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: Zany Mouse
Date: 09 Oct 08 - 04:38 PM

Gosh! I haven't been to the Pump House for many years. Is Bob Wakeling still running it?

I do hope it does well

Blessings
Rhiannon


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: Singing Referee
Date: 09 Oct 08 - 05:38 PM

Good luck for tomorrow. Sorry I can't be there, but see you soon.


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: Leadfingers
Date: 09 Oct 08 - 08:50 PM

Floor Spots ?? IF I get there early ??


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: Hamish
Date: 10 Oct 08 - 01:36 AM

I believe there will be spots: but, yes, best to get there early! The Breeze crew will be there en masse(the Breezeblocks?)

~8^)


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: Hamish
Date: 10 Oct 08 - 08:03 AM

How very refreshing...


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: Hamish
Date: 11 Oct 08 - 02:23 AM

Excellent first night. Very well attended. Warm, attentive and responsive audience. Stupendous floor spots. Jonno in fine form. All in all, very encouraging.

~8^)


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: Leadfingers
Date: 11 Oct 08 - 07:19 AM

The Jet Lag caught up with me !! maybe next week ? Glad to hear it went well .


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: Singing Referee
Date: 11 Oct 08 - 08:29 AM

So glad it all went well.
Hamish, I take it you didn't lower the standard by singing yourself then? ;0)


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: breezy
Date: 11 Oct 08 - 05:07 PM

afraid he did but this time he was o k even if he pinched one of my possibles


very warm and responsive audience of about 50, took me shirt off for the climax

Fleggy was most tasteful

Moses was class

Ray and   , were great, I liked their songs and harmony

I just filled in


its a whole new scene, refreshing and well worth supporting

I wish Pete and his team the best of luck, early days


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: carriepipes
Date: 12 Oct 08 - 11:25 AM

Huge thanks to you guys, Christine, Chris, Hamish and of course John, you really put on a stellar performance for us. You were all fantastic, thanks ever so much for your support and making our opening night a good 'un. Breezy you made us laugh, you made us cry, you all most had us dancing down the aisles!!! Come back soon!


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: GUEST,JAN&PETER HERGA
Date: 14 Oct 08 - 08:41 AM

HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THIS FRIDAY 17th OCT GOOD LUCK FOR THE NIGHT .


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: breezy
Date: 14 Oct 08 - 06:54 PM

Thanks Carrie, it was great to meet you I hope indeed that I do have the opportunity of visiting again, and who knows, 'arm dancing' at least, is a very strong possibility.

keep em singing

'pump ye buggers pump'

well what do you know , I didnt do that one, hey hame watch out


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: breezy
Date: 16 Oct 08 - 03:51 PM

Well one week later and its Pump time agiam


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: Singing Referee
Date: 24 Oct 08 - 08:38 AM

Shanties and Sea Songs tonight.

Shanty Crew, Short Drag Roger and Johnny Collins

Bring your biggest voice with you!

Starts 8:15pm

The Pump House, Local Board Road, Watford WD17 2JP


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: breezy
Date: 24 Oct 08 - 02:36 PM

quells too?


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: Singing Referee
Date: 25 Oct 08 - 04:20 AM

Oo Argh me 'earties!

Paid my first visit to The Pump House last night; smashin' evenin'!

Well done to Carrie and Peter for getting this going again. I'd guess there were 40'ish people there, providing a great atmosphere. Some super singing from the residents (Warp and Weft),audience, both sets of shanty boys and of course Johnny.

There did seem to be a bit of a lyrics 'Bermuda Triangle' in operation last night, but hey what, that's live music for you.

Really looking forward to our gig there on the 21st November.

Keep it going!


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: carriepipes
Date: 01 Nov 08 - 02:18 PM

Hello! (we can't wait to have you play Steve on the 21st!)
Thanks to you all for coming down and supporting the shanties night as well as Johnny, you Herga folk really know how to deliver a chorus with Oomph!! (we all avoided that 'spot' infront of the stage this Friday to avoid any loss of memory!) We raised a great donation for Lupus UK and every-one thoroughly enjoyed the songs and the history behind them.
Hopefully see you along this Friday (7th) as your George is playing huzzah!
All the best.


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: Singing Referee
Date: 01 Nov 08 - 04:29 PM

Hope to be there!


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: Singing Referee
Date: 05 Nov 08 - 07:22 AM

Don't Forget!

George Papavgeris at the Pump House this Friday.

Not to be missed. We don't get the chance to hear 2 full sets from the fabled Greek that often round these parts anymore, now that he's an (inter)nationally renowned artist!


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: Hamish
Date: 11 Nov 08 - 04:29 AM

This week I have the privilege of topping the bill...

...be great to see and hear y'all there!

~8^)


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: breezy
Date: 11 Nov 08 - 05:17 AM

Hamish, with his 'individual songs policy, always of high quality'

Soon to be appearing in St Albans on a Monday where he will totally 'let loose', loops and all,


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: Hamish
Date: 11 Nov 08 - 08:04 AM

Thanks for that, Jonno: yes Monday 22nd December at the Rose & Crown courtesy of that nice Mr Flegg will be my "Bah! Humbug! Christmas-free zone" gig. But there'll be some loops at the Pump House gig, too... Still folk, still live on the night...


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: breezy
Date: 11 Nov 08 - 04:27 PM

My pleasure Hamish


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: Hamish
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 11:10 AM

(Ahem!) Refresh. The frenzied anticipation...


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: Hamish
Date: 14 Nov 08 - 07:34 AM

...and again...


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: Singing Referee
Date: 15 Nov 08 - 09:23 AM

Sorry I couldn't be there Hamish. On my way home from business trip to Germany.

Sure you gave the Pumpers a great evening!

Steve


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: breezy
Date: 15 Nov 08 - 03:16 PM

Hamish is Loopy, like Pink Floyd without the light show,

Great sounds mate

cant wait to get another taste

Thanks for the lift Fleggy

next week its Christine Connolly and Steve Last

You'll have to wait until Fri 27th March 2009 to catch me

the guys at the Pump are doing a great job

Its starts early at 8.00 to give aspiring singers a chance to strut

get along if you are in the area

nice beer nice price


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: Singing Referee
Date: 17 Nov 08 - 12:44 PM

OK, self promotion time is here!

Guess who are the main guests at the Pump House this Friday 21st Nov.

You've got it, it's Moses and The Ref!

Two x 40 minute sets of classic and new (Christine's) folk songs, performed in spell-binding harmony. Well.... so somebody else once said!

Plus of course, preceded by the usual aray of talented residents and floor singers.

www.mosesandtheref.org.uk if you want to check us out.


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: breezy
Date: 17 Nov 08 - 01:19 PM

my backing vocalists are stepping out!

Steve's gentle harmonies blend beautifully with Christine's sultry tones and the result is hypnotic.And vice versa.

They possess an excellent repertoire and Christine's compositions are well worth catching and bear in mind that Christine was the last winner of the prestigious Maidenhead F C song competition back in 2007, and runner up the time before in 2005.

It promises to be a most enjoyable evening as the club has some fine individual resident performers which is a sound basis for any aspiring club and charges are reasonable, and so is the beer and they have a weekly quiz during the breaks.

Songs start at 8.00 so as to fit in an odd floor singer or two!!


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: Singing Referee
Date: 18 Nov 08 - 08:16 AM

For once I can agree with everything Breezy say!


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: breezy
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 03:36 PM

says


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: Singing Referee
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 08:39 AM

Pedant!


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: Hamish
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 09:02 AM

Well, Breezy's spelling and grammar is always impeccable, so it's only fair that we all try to live up to his high standards.

Break a leg, you guys! Have a great time, and look after those lovely Pump House folk(ie)s!


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: breezy
Date: 21 Nov 08 - 03:54 AM

yeah


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: Singing Referee
Date: 21 Nov 08 - 12:02 PM

Tonight!


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: breezy
Date: 22 Nov 08 - 03:53 PM

Last night

I was really impressed by 'Moses and the ref'

2 sets of 45 minutes, a variety of songs, 2 of Moses originals, and they are Maidenhead song contest runner-up and winner, both well crafted, poignant and compulsive listening.

Their voices blended well, and Steve's finger picking guitar work most accurate.

They have gleaned some fine songs over the years, - about 6 years - drawing on transatlantic and British writers, whilst remaining close to the tradition.

They looked good ,sounded good and were good.

And they had a surprise guest/element that complimented their presentation.

Hope more people get to see and hear them and all songwriters should be pleased to know they could possibly be promoting your songs and spreading your name.They are always on the look out for new songs.


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: Houston_Diamond
Date: 23 Nov 08 - 06:08 AM

I really wanna make it there soon... I haven't been there in... oooh must be around a year since I did the open mike thingy on Tuesdays..

It wasn't even close to the same as the old folk days, miss the couple of pints with good music and cheese and pickle rolls :D

Friday last week was a friend's birthday, this week was Glorystrokes at EFDSS so I'm hoping to make next week's.

:D Hope it'll grow and expand... Friday is such a good day for a club :)

Houston


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: breezy
Date: 25 Nov 08 - 05:07 AM

Well its to be encouraged


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: breezy
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 05:06 PM

Just a nudge its here again


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: Houston_Diamond
Date: 02 Dec 08 - 02:22 PM

I'm still pondering what was meant by "a bit of variety at the Pump House" after I sang?!?

Oh well... will have another go on Friday if I'm allowed :D

It'll be nice to see Faustus :)


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: Hamish
Date: 03 Dec 08 - 08:21 AM

Yay! As mentioned obliquely above, The Pump House hosts to totally wonderful Faustus this week. Paul Sartin, Benji Kirkpatrick and Saul Rose are three of the hottest talents on the UK folk scene and together they're awesome.

~8^)


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: breezy
Date: 04 Dec 08 - 05:58 AM

met Saul's Dad, Pete Rose, last week in Tring

'With a dexterous twist of his muscular wrist he could sling it right over his head Oi!'

The Pumphouse would have been his local club 40 -25 years ago

Saul's coming home

he used to be my accompanist ! He was 18 and had a very expensive melodeon , down in Cornwall, at Rose ! Hill

he and Benji are the best and Paul too, John Kirkp can now retire, his works done !!


This promises to be a really great night


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 04 Dec 08 - 06:08 AM

Even I will drag my aching back to the Pump House for Faustus. Wouldn't miss them for the world.


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: Pumphouse Pete
Date: 18 Mar 09 - 04:22 PM

Hamish,
Great to see you last Friday. Amazing floor spot & many thanks for the pint - I'll retaliate next time your'e down.
Chris & Steve, George P ( and the others whose signin names are too obscure to unravel!), haven't seen you at The Pumphouse for a while - do pay us a visit soon. We really miss you!
Cheers for now


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 18 Mar 09 - 05:50 PM

Breezy - Pete and Kate Rose used to sing at Herga. So did Geoff and Joy Lakeman, and even, a long time ago, Chris Newman.....

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: Pumphouse Pete
Date: 07 May 09 - 01:21 PM

This Friday, 8th May,"Life & Times" will be at The Pumphouse.No two performers work quite as hard as Graeme Meek and Barry Goodman do to keep the folk tradition alive and thriving around the home counties. They will be bringing a fantastic selection of folk songs along with the history behind them including their new project all about the canals of Britain.
Look forward to seeing friends old & new there.


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Subject: RE: Pump House Folk, Watford, UK, Fridays
From: breezy
Date: 07 May 09 - 01:39 PM

And Barry is a great caller for barn dances , now theres an idea.

There will be loads of choruses for you to pick up and join in with

have a great night, very friendly club, the 'new' kids are doing well


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