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A New Folk Festival at Moira.

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Subject: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: Acorn4
Date: 06 Jan 09 - 02:03 PM

News of a new date on the Festival calendar for this year. Fits in neatly between Sidmouth and Shrewsbury( but clashes with Whitby unfortunately).

Moira Folk Festival


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: GUEST,Graham Bradshaw
Date: 07 Jan 09 - 02:12 AM

Is this anything to do with the National Forest Festival which ran in June? A re-branding maybe? Nothing on the club website yet, so maybe a new venture in competiton?!


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: Dave Sutherland
Date: 07 Jan 09 - 02:59 AM

I was thinking the same thing Graham although National Forest have been using Conkers nr Ashby de la Zouch for their festival for the last couple of years I believe?


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: Acorn4
Date: 07 Jan 09 - 03:43 AM

"National Forest" is a different festival and will, I'm assuming, be run by Mike and Nina as usual in 2009. Normally at start of July as I remember and run at "Conkers".

a href="http://www.affc.demon.co.uk/">National Forest Folk Club


"Moira Furnace" is a new venture by the organiser of the Scrag End Folk Club, Dave Johns:-

Scrag End Folk Club

The National Forest club usually runs its gigs at the Miners' Welfare, Moira, which has caused a bit of confusion.


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: Acorn4
Date: 07 Jan 09 - 03:45 AM

Try the link again:-

www.affc.demon.co.uk


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: Mr Happy
Date: 07 Jan 09 - 04:18 AM

There's a link [that works!] to the new Fest from here: http://www.scragfolk.co.uk/


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: GUEST, Cats minus cookies
Date: 07 Jan 09 - 06:03 AM

Has MBS Lynne got anything to do with this?


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: GUEST,Neovo
Date: 07 Jan 09 - 06:10 AM

I thought Moira Furnace was in Leicestershire even though it has a DE post code. Leicestershire County Council think it is.


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: Acorn4
Date: 07 Jan 09 - 06:38 AM

Moira is very close to the Leics/Derby border, just a few miles north of Ashby de la Zouche.


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: GUEST,Mr Red
Date: 07 Jan 09 - 07:37 AM

Ceilidh Fri night - the overview doesn't seem to mention it, the programme does.

A lot of dancers will have been at Towersey and going to Sidmouth, hope there are enough left for Moira.


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: Mr Happy
Date: 07 Jan 09 - 07:46 AM

Went to a brill MBS Lynne do at Moira Miners 'bout 10 yrs back


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: Mr Happy
Date: 07 Jan 09 - 07:51 AM

Her orig thread's here: thread.cfm?threadid=113719


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: MBSLynne
Date: 14 Jan 09 - 03:12 AM

Hmmm...don't know what happened to the message I posted on this thread yesterday.

I should have been on here before but here I am now.

Yes, I am involved in running the festival. No it has nothing at all to do with the National Forest Festival.

I've been put in charge of sessions and sigarounds and will also be running the Ashby de la Zouch Folk Club in the furnace itself on the Friday evening. I'm hoping we will be able to have sessions in both of the two closest pubs (The Railway and the Woodsman)

My Guru and AlanWW are both on the bill.

Anything anyone would like to do?

Need stewards!!

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: MBSLynne
Date: 25 Jan 09 - 06:44 AM

Howcome threads die as soon as I post to them???

We are in need of stewards and people to lead sessions

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: Acorn4
Date: 25 Jan 09 - 08:37 AM

Lynne,

We've already said we'll do some stewarding and Dave Johns has also asked uo to play at the festival, but we could possibly squeeze in running a session as well, depending on timings.

Acorn4 and Mrs Acorn


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 26 Jan 09 - 08:42 AM

Don't miss Gary Stacey (the most succcessful club organiser since forever) and his band Whats the Point!


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: MBSLynne
Date: 27 Jan 09 - 05:37 AM

I thought What's the Point was Noel's band? We have them playing at the Friday evening ceilidh I think.

I have to go and talk to the pub landlords to see when I can run sessions/singarounds, then I can work out when I need people to run them. Thanks for the offer

Anyone interested in either a Middle Bar session or a Mudgather?

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: Acorn4
Date: 27 Jan 09 - 06:29 AM

You're both right -"What's the Point?" is Noel's band, but Gary sings with them.


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: MBSLynne
Date: 18 Feb 09 - 05:15 AM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: John J
Date: 18 Feb 09 - 11:58 AM

I'm up for a Mudgather AND a Middle Bar session.

JJ


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: My guru always said
Date: 18 Feb 09 - 01:15 PM

John J: You're insatiable, You!!


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: Amos
Date: 19 Feb 09 - 03:09 PM

Hi, back, Rafe!

A


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: MBSLynne
Date: 20 Feb 09 - 04:18 AM

Ok, my thoughts so far are:
We have two nearby pubs who are happy to have something going on. I have yet to talk to the landlords properly but I thought possibly two music sessions, a fast and slower one, in there. Then we have "The loft" which has brilliant accoustics and, if the weather is good, the possibility of opening the door and using the bridge over the canal as well. On Friday evening we're having the "Ashby de la Zouch Folk Club" and I'd like a "Big Sing" on Sunday morning. The rest of the time I thought of a shanty session, a "King Coal and the Cut" session with mining and canal songs, Middle Bar Sing, Mudgather......anything else? The loft is probably available all the time so we could have continuous sessions of one kind or another in there. Could possibly put the Mudgather in the pub....I must talk to the landlords this week and see what THEY want and what accomodation there is for singing and playing.

So..what do you think?

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: My guru always said
Date: 20 Feb 09 - 04:22 AM

Sounds fantastic Lynne! What's 'the Loft'?

Would be happy to run a MudGather (if there's enough interest) when nothing else is happenning, preferably in a pub *grin*

Good luck with the pubs, they're the key to a good festival!


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: John J
Date: 20 Feb 09 - 06:04 AM

You run the Mudgather Hils - I'll bring the chocolate.

JJ


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: My guru always said
Date: 20 Feb 09 - 08:17 AM

That's you & me sorted then John *grin*

Just off to Sidmouth for the weekend, catch you all next week. Have a good weekend all!
Hil x


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: MBSLynne
Date: 20 Feb 09 - 09:31 AM

Hah! The first thing Shady said when I mentioned Mudgather was "Chocolate!".

Hils, thanks for offering, I had hoped you would run the Mudgather.

Moira Furnace is an old blast furnace (don't know a lot about that side as I'm not really into industrial archealogy) with a two storey building directly beside the canal. This was inhabited by a number of familes after the furnace stopped being used but is now a museum. The loft is the upstairs bit of the museum...not enormously big so I hope it will fit everyone, but with brick walls and roof giving it pretty good accoustics. There are big doors at one end which open out onto the bridge over the canal. I thought if the weather were nice it would be really great to sing out there.

I shall hopefully be going to talk to the landlords tomorrow so will know where and when we can do stuff and what they would like us to do if they have preferences, so I'll let everyone know when I've done that.

If we're going to do a Middle Bar sing I will see if I can arrange a bench-like setup, for which I will, of course need drivers, mates, cabin boys etc. There seem to be a few MBSers coming now so we should be good.

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: GUEST,OldNicKilby
Date: 20 Feb 09 - 09:54 AM

IMHO the actual vaulted Furnace area is one of the finest spaces that we have ever sung in. The sound is orgasmic, aurally that is.


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: MBSLynne
Date: 20 Feb 09 - 03:28 PM

When did you sing there?

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: MBSLynne
Date: 21 Feb 09 - 10:16 AM

Well I'm feeling very enthusiastic, having just walked down to the two pubs near the furnace and been to check out the Loft again. Both landlords are quite happy to have music going all the time they are open, though one would prefer it not before noon. They have also each got quite a nice little area for the sessions, so a fast session in the Railway and a steadier one in the Woodsman could be good if we have enough people who want to do that.

The Loft is not vaulted like the room below, but Ted and I had a trial sing and the accoustics are really good. It's brick floor, brick walls and non-ceilinged, beamed roof. The only drawback is the large chimney stack running up the middle of the room, but I think we can get round that (If you'll excuse the pun. You actually get into the room via the bridge over the canal, which gives a nice feeling and, as I said before, if the weather is good we could maybe sing on the bridge.

Sorry Hils, I think the Mudgather will have to be in the Loft rather than the pub, but the alcohol won't be too far away!

On the whole, it really is rather a good settign for a folk festival

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: Geordie-Peorgie
Date: 21 Feb 09 - 10:23 AM

Aah've aalready purrit in the diary and TLS says aah can gan so aah'll be there


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: MBSLynne
Date: 23 Feb 09 - 06:35 AM

Getting lots of messages from people saying they're coming. It's beginning to look good!

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: My guru always said
Date: 23 Feb 09 - 08:35 AM

Glad the Loft acoustics sound good Lynne, hoping that it's OK to bring tankards in????

Could I request that the MudGather is Saturday teatime? 4-6 would probably be good and is after the concert finish! We'll probably have to leave early Sunday afternoon so I'd rather not do anything on the Sunday if that's OK?


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: MBSLynne
Date: 24 Feb 09 - 05:05 AM

Yes, tankards will be fine. I might bring one of those 4 pint plastic thingies we used to take to LNE years ago too. Saves walking up and down to the beer stand.

I was going to put the Mudgather from 3 onwards, but 4 will be fine. I hadn't anything planned after that until 8, so if anyone wants to go on they can.

The only thing I have planned for Sunday is a big sing, which I'm hoping Mike Gibson will lead for me, though I've not had a reply from him yet. That should be about 10. After that people can have the use of the loft to sing and play but nothing organised. The pubs should be ok too for anyone who is still around in the afternoon.

Ooooh! I'm beginning to get excited!

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: Betsy
Date: 25 Feb 09 - 11:11 AM

Does Moira have a Folk Club ? I checked the Web site but it seems to be an occasional concert venue ( apart from the Festival. Can someone clarify ?


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: Dave Sutherland
Date: 25 Feb 09 - 11:24 AM

The National Forest Folk Club meets monthly in The Miners Welfare. They were previously at Ashby de la Zouch - as far as I know they operate a concert style club.


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: My guru always said
Date: 25 Feb 09 - 11:47 AM

Lynne, I should try PM'ing Mike again if I were you Honey. I'm pretty sure he was keen to help but might have mislaid your communication!


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: Acorn4
Date: 25 Feb 09 - 05:25 PM

Betsy. The Moira Folk Club is actually nothing to do with this festival; it is run on a monthly basis by Mike Scott and Nina Szifris, and is in fact concerts by guests, with backup by Mike and Nina as "Hand on Heart". They do run a festival at Moira, but this is called the National Forest Folk Festival and is held in July.

National Forest Folk Club

Th festival is usually held at the Miners' Welfare , although the "Conkers" museum has been used in the past.

The Moira Furnace Folk Festival, in late August, is an offshoot of the Scrag End Folk Club, held at Oakthorpe, run by Dave Johns, and the Moira furnace has been chosen because of there not being anywhere suitable in Oakthorpe.

Scrag End Folk Club

Hope this has cleared the mists a bit!


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: Betsy
Date: 25 Feb 09 - 05:28 PM

Thanks Dave S , I have a daughter who lives in Barrow-on-Soar and have often wondered about folk clubs when we stay with her on infrequent weekend visits.Barrow on Soar (being on a Monday night)is no good for us.Weekend musician sessions would also be good .


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: GUEST,OldNicKilby
Date: 26 Feb 09 - 05:18 AM

Lynne
We sang there about 10 years ago when it had just been opened as a Museum
Betsy
There are sessions and clubs on the second Friday at Loughborough at the Packhorse and alternate Sundays at Swan in the Rushes On 2nd and 4th Saturdays at the Robin Hood in Long Eaton(actually the Tiger)
All are good
Ta Ra Me Duck


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: MBSLynne
Date: 26 Feb 09 - 06:36 AM

Thanks Hils, I'll try Mike again

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: MBSLynne
Date: 26 Feb 09 - 06:37 AM

Oh, I also meant to say that Moira Furnace was also chosen because it is a really nice place to have a festival!

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: MBSLynne
Date: 13 Mar 09 - 04:23 AM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: My guru always said
Date: 13 Mar 09 - 04:29 AM

Will we be alright to eat chocolate at the MudGather Lynne?


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: Snuffy
Date: 13 Mar 09 - 05:10 AM

Will we be alright to eat chocolate at the MudGather Lynne?

Dare I ask what else you might be thinking of doing with it?


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: MBSLynne
Date: 21 Mar 09 - 11:14 AM

Good grief no! There are very strict rules about eating chocolates, sweets, drinking cider or beer and generally enjoying yourself.

Of course it will!!!!!


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: MBSLynne
Date: 13 Apr 09 - 08:29 AM

Still looking for people to sign up to steward. Come on guys! Time to think about buying your tickets too if you don't want to steward

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: My guru always said
Date: 24 Jun 09 - 04:37 PM

How's it going then Lynne, you got enough stewards yet? This looks like it's going to be a nice friendly festival & I'm really looking forward to it!


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: GUEST,OldNicKilby
Date: 29 Jul 09 - 09:10 AM

I hear that the programme should be out quite soon and that there are to be some sessions in the Furnace, that should be good.
I hope that Dave and his Mob are rewarded for all their efforts"Keep up the good work "


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: Acorn4
Date: 29 Jul 09 - 09:14 AM

I saw Debbie over the weekend at Warwick and she was in the final stages of doing the programme (proofreading etc). Seems to be gathering momentum nicely!


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: Sooz
Date: 29 Jul 09 - 09:38 AM

We've sent for our tickets :-)


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Subject: Who's going to Moira Furnace?
From: daughter
Date: 09 Aug 09 - 07:38 PM

Really looking forward to this new festival, who's going then so I can look forward to it even more?!

Alie x


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: Carol
Date: 10 Aug 09 - 03:50 AM

Alie is that you from Blackmore? I was hoping to be getting there but chris is not too well at the moment so I doubt it, really disappointed but 'c'est la vie' - hope all is well with you, was it Banbury a few years ago that I bumped into you?


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: MBSLynne
Date: 10 Aug 09 - 04:29 AM

Well I'm certainly going as one of "Dave's mob"! I'm in charge of singarounds and sessions and I'm doing my best to make sure there are some all the time. Accoustics in the Bridge Loft are great (Though we have to work round a central chimney breast!) We're all working hard but we need you guys to come and make it what YOU want it to be

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: My guru always said
Date: 10 Aug 09 - 07:25 AM

Looking forward to seeing the programme! Am hoping there'll be a MudGather, will scout roud for chocolate....


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: Acorn4
Date: 10 Aug 09 - 08:16 AM

Looking forward to performing, compering running a workshop and the singarounds/sessions. The festival is fantastic value for £15 for the weekend.


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: MBSLynne
Date: 11 Aug 09 - 10:19 AM

Yes there is definitely a Mudgather. Spread the word! Bring chocolate!

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: MBSLynne
Date: 12 Aug 09 - 04:33 AM

Programme in the process of being printed. It will be out in the next couple of days

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: My guru always said
Date: 13 Aug 09 - 03:43 AM

Well I know I'm performing & there'll be a MudGather, hurrah!   This looks like the start of a Fab new Festival! Wonder if there'll be anything covered in chocolate?


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: Acorn4
Date: 13 Aug 09 - 03:54 AM

I've heard that Mr Cadbury is to a be a surprise guest!


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: MBSLynne
Date: 13 Aug 09 - 07:51 AM

Well I'm willing to be the anything covered in chocolate! Beats mud any day.

The programmes are finished and being printed as we speak. I'm pleased and impressed by them...reading through makes me want to go to it and I already am!

We started this a bit later than was wise and it's our first time, but if all goes well it should be good and even better next time as we will have more time to organise and have learnt lots from this one. What we need is for people to come and make it what they want it to be for the future. Constructive feedback is vital to us so please let us know what you think.

Now all that remains is to pray for good weather!!

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: Acorn4
Date: 13 Aug 09 - 08:49 AM

Lynne,

For singaround/sessions type activities, are there going to be suggested allocations of areas for, for example, singaround, English tunes, Irish or is it just a case of seeing who turns up?


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: MBSLynne
Date: 13 Aug 09 - 02:16 PM

I've kind of aimed it so that the sessions in the two pubs are a faster tune session in one and a moderate paced tunes in the other but it does depend who turns up at them. The singarounds in the Loft are all different and programmed and, apart from the Middle Bar sing, can be songs and tunes. There is probably room in the small marquee at some times for another singaround if anyone wants it. This year it's a case of seeing what people really want. I'm open to suggestions and will try and accomodate whatever anyone asks for

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: MBSLynne
Date: 14 Aug 09 - 04:09 AM

I just bottled some sloe gin from last year's sloes (a bit late I know but none the worse for that). So I will chop the sloes, mix them with chocolate and bring them to the Mudgather!

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: GUEST,Mr Red
Date: 14 Aug 09 - 05:18 AM

Just the thing for the Sloe session. Or the fast one if you want to get drunk fast.

A good idea, tell us how it works out. Joy is not confident enough yet so a slow session would suit her - but we are busy this year.

I know an excelent fiddler called Moira who would probably go just for the name.


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: MBSLynne
Date: 16 Aug 09 - 05:45 AM

Friday evening there will only be a session in one of the pubs ("The Railway"). "The Woodman" has booked a band! Both pubs will have sessions from 12 to 11 Saturday and from 12 to whenever on Sunday

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: Acorn4
Date: 16 Aug 09 - 06:42 AM

Tis the final countdown.... really looking forward to it !


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: John J
Date: 16 Aug 09 - 12:03 PM

A bit late in the day, yesterday I booked tickets for the festival from the Tourist Information office.

We hope to arrive around lunchtime on Friday. We'll be down loaded with chocolate for the Mudgather...but don't tell Hils, she'll snaffle the lot if she finds out!

John


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: MBSLynne
Date: 16 Aug 09 - 12:09 PM

Excited but nervous!


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: GUEST,Liz
Date: 17 Aug 09 - 10:59 AM

Hi, Mind if I join you (Tig sent me).

I'm going to Moira - would you mind if I came to the Mudgather?

Thanks

Liz


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: My guru always said
Date: 17 Aug 09 - 11:17 AM

Liz, you'll be most welcome, we are open to all at MudGathers, not just MudCatters!!!

Lynne, any idea what beers the Railway & Woodman will have on tap at the weekend???


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Aug 09 - 11:23 AM

Thanks. Might see you at 4 on Saturday, in the Loft? Liz


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: MBSLynne
Date: 17 Aug 09 - 03:29 PM

Hils, Ted says the Woodman has Pedigree and a selection, the Railway has Bass, otherwise he's not sure except that they are all real ales. Don't know what beers are in the beer wagon on site except people were asking for particular real ales and he was going to accomodate them. I asked for proper cider, plus there will be a couple of barrels of Thatchers in the Loft for people who make a 'donation'

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: My guru always said
Date: 17 Aug 09 - 05:03 PM

Thanks Lynne, I'm sure Richard will be able to find something to drink then *grin*


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: My guru always said
Date: 18 Aug 09 - 02:00 AM

Lynne, could you please confirm time & place for the MudGather???


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: Acorn4
Date: 18 Aug 09 - 03:39 AM

Quite a good spiel about the Festival on last night's "Folkwaves".


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: MBSLynne
Date: 18 Aug 09 - 06:13 AM

Hils, the Mudgather is from 4 to 7 on Saturday if that's ok. Sorry it's not shown on the website, I have been remiss in not checking it properly. I've hopefully now got it sorted and all the singarounds should show on the site. There is a little room for overflow at the end if necessary because the next Loft session doesn't start until 8.

That's good Acorn! Didn't manage to catch it. We're also in several local papers.

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: My guru always said
Date: 18 Aug 09 - 07:11 AM

Thanks Lynne!!!


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: My guru always said
Date: 18 Aug 09 - 07:15 AM

We're thinking of leaving the caravan somewhere near Warwick on the Sunday so that we can pick it up for Shrewsbury the following weekend instead of dragging it to & from Surrey again. Anyone have any suggestions for possible campsites where we could just store it for 5 nights?


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: MBSLynne
Date: 18 Aug 09 - 07:26 AM

We have festival T-shirts available to order. We didn't want to buy a load and be left with some on our hands so thought it was better to let people order the sizes they want etc. They are £10 and have the furnace logo on them...bright and cheerful. Don't know if it's possible to get any more before the festival but if you want some let me know quickly and we can try

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: Acorn4
Date: 19 Aug 09 - 05:16 AM

Just learned I'll be compereing second half of Friday concert - Gren Bartley, My Guru and Kiss the Mistress.


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: My guru always said
Date: 19 Aug 09 - 07:59 AM

Acorn4: please be gentle with me *grin*   This may help...


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: Acorn4
Date: 19 Aug 09 - 10:28 AM

My Guru,

Don't worry - I always do a bit of homework before MC'ing!


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: My guru always said
Date: 19 Aug 09 - 11:52 AM

I'm obviously in good hands *grin*


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: bubblyrat
Date: 19 Aug 09 - 02:11 PM

Getting the caravan ready......hope the weather holds !!


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: MBSLynne
Date: 20 Aug 09 - 02:58 AM

Me too! Don't mind what it does as long as it's dry! (Though nice sunshine would be good)

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: Carol
Date: 20 Aug 09 - 08:16 AM

Looks like we're going to make it - could be the fishing in the canal 'clinched' it. He even went out today and got some maggots but I don't suppose I can find any chocolate ones. starting to pack the van.


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: MBSLynne
Date: 20 Aug 09 - 08:23 AM

Tyupical! Our barometer has been steady on fair since we got back from Sidmouth and it picks today to drop!

Looking forward to seeing everyone whatever the weather. Let's have FUN!!!

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: My guru always said
Date: 20 Aug 09 - 08:41 AM

Chocolate maggots *LOL* Think we can do better than that!


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: bubblyrat
Date: 20 Aug 09 - 10:43 AM

Karen wants to bring her Hovercraft ( it's a big,hairy,German guard-dog) with her now----I hope it's a dog-friendly campsite ! --??
    PS....I call it a Hovercraft, a la Mrs Malaprop,but I believe that it may ,actually,be called something else .


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: Acorn4
Date: 20 Aug 09 - 04:48 PM

The campsite is a big flat area with plenty of space for pooch exercise, but there is a kiddies playground which will obviously be out of bounds.


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: My guru always said
Date: 21 Aug 09 - 04:10 AM

Finally it's Today, so looking forward to it, good luck to the organisers of Moira for a Fab weekend!!

I hope no-one minds but I've changed the MudGather times slightly, finish is now 6.30pm, not 7pm, but obviously if you all wish to carry on I'll hand over the Cat to you! Chocolate at the ready......

Lets hope the weather holds, safe journeys everyone!


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: Acorn4
Date: 21 Aug 09 - 04:54 AM

Sun is shining in Leicester at the moment so let's hope it holds out.


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: jeddy
Date: 21 Aug 09 - 08:44 AM

thanks for mentioning doggy friendly we are popping over tomorrow with the woofers to see friends and hopefully to make new ones.

take care and drive safely

jade x x x x


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 21 Aug 09 - 10:45 AM

Hey ho, I've only just happened on this thread - having in the past checked out threads labelled "new folk festival" they usually turned out to be somewhere distant, not even in the uk, or in the states or the antipodes, so I'd not clocked this one yet.

My loss tho', for it looks like a good 'un, just what I'd need after what's been a real dismal year so far.

But sadly I'm committed to sorting out life stuff all weekend and almost certainly won't be able to make it down.

Whatever, I hope it all goes really well.
Pl tender my apologies to the Gather, Hils.

MM

(Lynne - ok if I PM you afterwards and see about getting involved next year if I'm still around?)


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: Carol
Date: 21 Aug 09 - 02:56 PM

hi from everyone in the loft at moira furnace - where are you all?? Saying that don't all rush or we'll run out of room!!


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: jeddy
Date: 21 Aug 09 - 06:57 PM

i am assuming that you have a laptop carol, so how is it going? i hope to see you all tomorrow.

have a great time all

jade x x x x


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 22 Aug 09 - 09:48 AM

Now there's an interesting concept for this year's Christmas Sing - a Laptop Carol... must get working on that one!

Safe landings Carol and Chris.


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: Sooz
Date: 23 Aug 09 - 04:18 PM

We've just arrived home having had a great weekend. Well done to you all (not least for arranging good weather!)


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 23 Aug 09 - 04:20 PM

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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: daughter
Date: 23 Aug 09 - 07:52 PM

Well, that's rapidly gonna become one of my favourite festivals then! What an excellent weekend everyone, well done to all involved in the organisation and thanks so much for giving Steve Robinson and I a great concert spot - please consider us again for next year!!!........I'm coming even if you don't!

The festival was well balanced, well paced, supporting and supported by loads of really good quality performers (local and national) and the spaces were sensibly set out. It was EXTREMELY friendly - stewards (thanks for providing the extra fairy lights by Saturday eve!), organisers and locals alike (thanks especially there to the guys at the Railway for a stonking venue and welcoming atmosphere for late session - hope they know how inundated they're going to be next year!).

Had a brilliant weekend.........just a wonderfully warm feeling from everyone who was there, got stuck in and enjoyed themselves.

Alie

PS I suspect the organisers have already started considering what they would do if the weather had not been so beautiful......so I won't mention it again!


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: Richard Atkins
Date: 23 Aug 09 - 08:35 PM

For those that missed this one it was special ,their loss;
Perhaps too many venues for the first with so many there,but what potencial for next year.
Can someone post the details of the Sound Man as he was the best ever


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: MBSLynne
Date: 24 Aug 09 - 04:11 AM

Whew! It WAS good wasn't it? We were soooo lucky with the weather! Yes Alie, we've started thinking about what to do with the amphitheatre in case of rain. We've read the feedback forms and had several good suggestions on that front so we will look at them all to see what is feasible.

Btw Allie, when we went through the forms, in the section "What did you particularly enjoy, the most often mentioned artists were "Kiss the Misstress!" "Winter Wilson" and "Alie and Steve"! Hope that makes you feel good! What made me feel good was that apart from artists, the most frequent reference was Singarounds, so I obviously got that right!

The survivors session in the Railway was packed and brilliant and the landlord was completely out of his tree! He and his wife are VERY happy to have us back next year.

The only thing that bemused me somewhat in the feedback forms is someone saying "In the so-called Middle Bar session, they were too full of their own importance and didn't follow singaround etiquette" This is very strange since the Middle Bar session didn't actually happen!

I could go on for pages here but I have to go and help clean up the site so....thank you to everyone who came and to all those who offered helpful comments. Richard I'll find out the details of the sound outfit and pass them on...how good they were was also one of the most frequent verbal comments.

Moorley man...feel free to PM me. Hope you can make it next year

It is already booked for the 20/21/22 August. See you there!

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: GUEST,John J....notaguest!
Date: 24 Aug 09 - 05:23 AM

A very pleasant do indeed!

Lynne: I'll PM you my thoughts & suggestions as I forgot to fill in the questionaire.

I also forgot to check the draw - my programme is No10, did I win anything??

Hope to see be there next year.

Cheers,

John


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: Acorn4
Date: 24 Aug 09 - 09:27 AM

Winning prog was 116 In think -definitely in the hundreds.


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: John J
Date: 24 Aug 09 - 09:37 AM

Bugger, mine was nowhere near....any chance of a recount?

John...back with his cookie.


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: GUEST,OldNicKilby
Date: 24 Aug 09 - 10:44 AM

Well I think that Dave and his Mob did a really good job, so there.
Even I cant find much to grumble about although I was hoping to have a go at the Middle Bar Singing Chocolate Gobbling Mudcatters but I could not find them. Only joking.
A Festival with a great deal of promise with a super venue and a SUPERB sound bloke


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: MBSLynne
Date: 24 Aug 09 - 10:48 AM

Thanks guys..........

Just got back from clearing up the site and I can hardly believe how clean it actually was before we started. Thanks everyone for that.

Already looking forward to next year but I am KNACKERED!

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: Emma B
Date: 24 Aug 09 - 10:50 AM

Stayed on the camp site until this morning.

A great w'end with lovely weather and a superb setting - what a background for an amphitheatre!

Although there were none of the 'usual suspects' - sorry the 'top of the bill names' you see at EVERY festival throughout any year - the performances were good and, as has been mentioned previously, the sound was excellent.

See you next year......


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: bubblyrat
Date: 24 Aug 09 - 11:30 AM

Yes,well done Lynne----Karen has taken some great photos and will doubtless be putting them on here very soon. As you know,we spent most of Saturday in nearby Sutton Bonnington,looking for graves of Karen's ancestors,but enoyed what we saw of the festival,especially Ali & Steve, Kiss the Mistress, and "MGAS" , of course. Having a mental age of about 10, I ,naturally,much enjoyed the Civil War representatives and their assorted pieces of ordnance....great fun, you MUST have them back again !
                Roger


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: Acorn4
Date: 24 Aug 09 - 12:57 PM

We'd like to echo the praise for the sound in the amphitheatre. They seemed to be able to sort things out almost as soon as the acts got on stage without sound checking.


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: MBSLynne
Date: 24 Aug 09 - 01:40 PM

Yes, the quality of the sound and the almost uncanny ability of the engineer wwere among the things most commented on. We have already spoken to them about booking them (with Jeremy the engineer specified) next year and will make a firm booking within the next week or so.

We are also already addressing several things people have asked about. So it should be even better next year!

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: Leadfingers
Date: 24 Aug 09 - 03:04 PM

What a shame that there was a whip round to get me booked elswhere , so I couldnt even drop in for an afternoon ! Saturday I was in Cork !


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: My guru always said
Date: 24 Aug 09 - 05:57 PM

What a wonderful weekend, an excellent 1st Festival!!! Huge congratulations and thanks to Lynne, Ted, Dave, Maggie & all the team for making it such a success in that superb location. Well done you lot!!

Echoing others comments, I really enjoyed 'Kiss the Mistress' and I could listen to Alie & Steve all day, not to mention Winter Wilson, and as for the Sound Engineer - fantastic! Thanks to Lynne & Dave for letting me 'have a go', I thoroughly enjoyed myself - could have done without the midge though....

Thanks too, to everyone who came to the MudGather, for staying, singing, meeting, bringing and sharing chocolate in various guises. Lynne's 'Ginned Sloe Slab' was a real winner, just wait till she starts producing her Beer teabags *grin*

So, here's the Register:

MBSLynne
el_punkoid_nouveau
Carol
Guest Bob
Daughter
Guest Steve Robinson
Guest Glenise Scott
RAT-W
Cllr
Anniecat
Guest Morag
MuddleC
JohnJ
Guest Julie T
my guru always said
Guest Kip Winter
Guest Dave Wilson
Richard Atkins
Guest (and lurker) Pam Maddison
Guest Chris Chambers
Guests Amanda & Eddie Richards
Acorn4 & Julia

Also at Fest:
Two of a Hind
Wild Flying Dove
bubblyrat
Alanww
Snuffy
Selchie - (RS)
Shady Lady
EmmaB
Sooz
OldNicKilby (missed meeting you!)

With apologies from Moorleyman who will hopefully be joining us next year!

Ok, so - who'd I miss this time????

And, roll on the next Moira Festival.......


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: jeddy
Date: 24 Aug 09 - 06:33 PM

i could only pop in on sunday afternnon. but i thought it was a marvelous site, fab atmosphere, and very wonderful stewards on the gate!!

where do we sign for next year?

take care all

jade x x x x


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: MBSLynne
Date: 25 Aug 09 - 03:41 AM

Just keep watching the website!

We're having trouble finding a time to have our post-festival meeting cos everyone's going away at different times, but when we do, we will launch into next year's plans immediately.

Looks as though, financially, we are a long way ahead of where we started last year!

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: GUEST,OldNicKilby
Date: 25 Aug 09 - 04:57 AM

"My guru"Well I am quite dificult to miss even though I wasn't wearing the PULLOVER
This is and will be a great little festival ,please don't let it become a "Ghetto Festival" with the Gestapo / Stazi on the gates and jobsworths everywhere.
The atmosphere and ambiance were just great. At last we have a decent festival in Leicestershire


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: Acorn4
Date: 25 Aug 09 - 05:08 AM

I heard a bit of discussion going on between two people, Nic, about whether Moira is in Leicestershire or Derbyshire - you're spot on with the comment though!


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: MBSLynne
Date: 25 Aug 09 - 05:33 AM

At the moment it is geographically in Leicestershire...just. All the villages around have moved back and forth as the borders have changed.

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: Carol
Date: 25 Aug 09 - 05:51 AM

Had a great weekend - couldn't get a broadband signal on the site, only up in the Loft! However that's hardly important at this great little festival gold stars to the organising team and also everyone who ran the singarounds.


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: GUEST,OldNicKilby
Date: 25 Aug 09 - 05:53 AM

Don't contradict me there'no earthly possibility of me being wrong!


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: Acorn4
Date: 25 Aug 09 - 06:52 AM

It's because you're a Leo, Nick -we've had three of them in the house for the past month and are still recovering!


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: MBSLynne
Date: 25 Aug 09 - 07:34 AM

I dunno...my son sounds like that and he's Capricorn.


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: Acorn4
Date: 25 Aug 09 - 08:06 AM

Having my step-daughter to stay for a month has been a bit like entertaining Cherie Blair!


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: GUEST,Dave Johns
Date: 25 Aug 09 - 10:04 AM

Can Anyone who was at Moira Folk Festival Last weekend who has good photo's send them to me for press and website release please. Thanks davidjohns851@btinternet.com


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: GUEST,OldNicKilby
Date: 25 Aug 09 - 10:16 AM

Dave
The Mercury had a photographer there on Saturday morning and took the most delightful shot of us "posing", would we ever, in front of that little Kiln.It should be in the Local Paper tonight.


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Aug 09 - 11:28 AM

Is it fair to mention by name the 'favourite' artists from the feedback. Nice for them but insensitive to the others perhaps ?


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: Acorn4
Date: 25 Aug 09 - 01:26 PM

I think it is fair because then the organisers know who to invite back - sometimes, though, the person filling in the form might not have seen all the guests - one person who hasn't been mentioned so far is a young lad called Liam Robinson who was on at the amphitheatre on Friday who I thought was brilliant- perhaps when your slot is can sometimes have an effect, but sometimes the Friday performers might have gone out of memory a bit by the time the forms are filled in.


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: MuddleC
Date: 25 Aug 09 - 05:20 PM

Hey Dave, Noel was doing the David Bailey routine with his camera, and as for the survivors night... (gave up trying to get in there), the rendition of 'Jerusalem' had me in mind of the lobsters at Rourke's Drift singing 'Men of Harlech' before the fuzzywuzzies charged!!!!
well done for a first event, whoever chose Kate Rusby for the incidental 'musak' got my vote

shadylady.... when are you ever going to mend the holes in those tights you wore?they clashed with the dayglo jacket and please can I have my tutu back?

Hi to Susie if you're listening


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: GUEST,Guest: Lefty
Date: 26 Aug 09 - 12:21 PM

Moira Furnace Folk Festival - Fantastic it was!!!!! The venue, the weather, the artists, the sound, the vibe, and the beer - the whole weekend. Revisiting the pub I had my firt pint in, priceless. They even remembered my mum & dad! Looks like we started something (Anne,Terry,Josie & myself) that Friday night in the Railway Inn. Saturday & Sunday evenings there were a real blast! Lynne check out there function room upstairs, it has great acoustics. One moan. I don't do mornings well so the 11.40 slot on Saturday was a bit of a shock - the website said nothing started before noon. Hopefully I was OK once I got past that witching hour. Don't be fooled by Josie's photos - I wasn't that bad - there may not have been anyone in the chairs but there were a fair few around the banking. Small is beautiful. Please keep it that way. Also it doesn't need "big name headliners" as the talents on display proved, just a few more bodies around the various activities/performances to show their appreciation which I am sure will happen next year. It was a privilege to be in on the inaugral event.

Cheers for MFFF

Lefty


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: autoharpbob
Date: 26 Aug 09 - 02:39 PM

Hi all from a newbie! Just had to say thanks for welcoming me and I really enjoyed the festival, definitely a great success, mainly due to the quality of the people who were there from what I could see! Hope to see you next year - and maybe you'll give me a slot?


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: Sooz
Date: 26 Aug 09 - 03:13 PM

Welcome Bob! It was nice seeing you again - I've neber seen anyone play the autoharp like you do. Hope thay give you a spot bext year!


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: cernhat
Date: 26 Aug 09 - 08:44 PM

Hey all from another newbie. Just to say congratulations and thanks for organising such an awsome festival. I very much hope to attend next year.


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: MBSLynne
Date: 28 Aug 09 - 01:43 PM

Guest, could you please say who you are?

I don't see anything unfair in quoting the top three. Is it unfair to award people in competitions 1st 2nd or 3rd prizes? We had enough people on the bill that those who weren't in the top 3 were actually in the majority. When people are exceptional they deserve to be told so...and in public. No one said they others weren't good...they were brilliant and I don't think there was anyone who didn't get at least one mention as a favourite on the feedback forms.

Lynne


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: MBSLynne
Date: 30 Aug 09 - 06:46 AM

Hmmm...should have known that "Guest" would not identify him/herself. Don't know why I bothered to respond.


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: jeddy
Date: 30 Aug 09 - 07:13 AM

lynne, you like me want to beleive that sometimes people make mistakes, i know i am not good withn the tech stuff, and you want the best for your' festival, which means listening to everyone.

take care lynn and all

jade x x x x


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: MBSLynne
Date: 30 Aug 09 - 10:10 AM

Thanks Jade. Did I meet you there btw? I get annoyed by the fact that I can't put faces and names together. If you are on Facebook, I have started a Moira Furnace festival group. I'm easy to find as I am most definitely the only Lynne Tann-Watson in existence!

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: jeddy
Date: 30 Aug 09 - 10:34 AM

just sent a friend request lynn

me x x x x


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: MuddleC
Date: 16 Aug 10 - 01:56 PM

Bump! this weekend!!!


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Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
From: Bounty Hound
Date: 16 Aug 10 - 04:05 PM

Thread for this years festival here thread.cfm?threadid=130275

Looking forward to a great weekend

John


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