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The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk

Kev The Clogs 09 Feb 09 - 03:17 PM
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Subject: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: Kev The Clogs
Date: 09 Feb 09 - 03:17 PM

St George's day (23rd April) is a Thursday this year.

SO, Rob and Ris at The King's Arms in Upnor (near Rochester/Strood, Kent) are holding a Beer and Folk weekend on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th April.

Bishop Gundulf's Morris will be there on the Saturday (also the night of 23rd as well!!) and other sides are already showing an interest in attending.

There will be the usual, very well chosen, selection of Real Ales and Ciders to cater for all tastes, served from the shack in the garden. Food may be ordered from inside the pub. Not confirmed yet, but there will probably be burgers etc outside (will confirm when I know more details).

ALL musicians and singers are requested to attend if they possibly can - for some or all of it, as they so wish. There will be a fire pit which we can all sit round. Singers and musicians are welcome at anytime over the weekend from Friday night through to the Sunday night. If it is dry (like last year) it is just fantastic to sit round the fire singing/playing, enjoying a terrific pint with some great friends - what more could you want??!!!!

Last year's was fantastic - let's hope that we can better it this year!!!!

Please put the date in your diaries and keep checking the thread, as I'll keep you posted on developments as and when Rob informs me.


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Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 09 Feb 09 - 03:26 PM

Sorry Kev

Weekend before Sweeps. Can't do 2 weekends back to back.

Sigh!


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Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: Kev The Clogs
Date: 09 Feb 09 - 04:24 PM

Never mind - we'll catch you at Sweeps then :-)


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Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 09 Feb 09 - 04:41 PM

Folking APril - does taht mean tha it might be good if I did a NAG on the 19th?


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Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: Kev The Clogs
Date: 09 Feb 09 - 04:52 PM

I would suggest that we push the KA one for April - many poeple would not be able/prepared to do two, back to back - and it would be a shame to reduce the numbers at each.


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Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 09 Feb 09 - 05:06 PM

Good runup for Summer - Nags on the 19th, KA 25/6, Sweeps Mayday weekend...


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Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: Kev The Clogs
Date: 09 Feb 09 - 06:04 PM

Just sent you a PM Hoff. I don't have a prob with all three - hope others think like Thee and Me!!??


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Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: melodeonboy
Date: 10 Feb 09 - 05:24 AM

I shall certainly be at Sweeps (and I'll resist shameless self-promotion!), and very likely at the other two.


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Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: naughtyforty
Date: 10 Feb 09 - 05:26 AM

I will definitely be at Sweeps on the Saturday - will try and make the others but may not be able to get to Nags Head as will be in Scotland for a couple of days beforehand.


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Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: Kev The Clogs
Date: 30 Mar 09 - 05:51 PM

Time to get this little baby up and running again!!!!

Bishop Gundulf's Morris will be there on the night of St George's Day (23rd in case you don't know!!) plus the afternoon of 25th!!!

Hope that you will be able to make it. Good sized beer garden. Great selectionof realales and ciders. Fire pit. Singers and musicians welcom from the Thursday night, right through to the Sunday evening.

Rob and Ris put a great deal of time and effort into this, and support The Morris and The Folk a great deal - let's make it a good one for them eh!!!

Kev


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Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 30 Mar 09 - 05:54 PM

Clashes with Crediton, sorry...

Kitty


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Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 30 Mar 09 - 07:22 PM

Oh my aching hangover!


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Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 30 Mar 09 - 10:59 PM

Hi All
On the 19th April; I am deffinately with out a shadow of a doubt doing Richards sess at the Nags because I missed the last one through having to go to work due to having to cover others being off sick,

On the 25th April I am doing Romany Mans Crayford sess.

On the 26th I will try to do Upnor if I have any Tin left or any liver left for that matter.

1234 ,May I am doing the Sweeps.


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Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 31 Mar 09 - 09:40 AM

I'll be there for a good portion of the weekend. Probably Norman might get there canoe club committments permitting.

Don T


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Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: melodeonboy
Date: 31 Mar 09 - 10:32 AM

I'm not sure when, but I should be there at some stage.


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Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: Girl Friday
Date: 31 Mar 09 - 10:54 AM

We're mobile again, and drove to Strood and back yesterday. The car is a lot easier to drive, so distances might not be a problem any more. We have a hectic time around there. We may manage an appearance with Ben on the Saturday.He has got into New Roots again, so that's Sunday sorted. Then Ben is playing a floor spot at Dartford Tuesday 28th, and then we will be at Sweeps. Hoping to get to Good Intent for RTB on 14th.


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Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: Kev The Clogs
Date: 09 Apr 09 - 04:10 AM

Refresh!


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Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: Kev The Clogs
Date: 12 Apr 09 - 12:37 PM

and again :-)


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Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Apr 09 - 03:45 PM

now i know i like me beer and that i,ll only live once but last year it poured with rain all day.
it was the 1st time i met Dead Horse. A great day despite the rain. great ales not inclined that day to drink larger.


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Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: melodeonboy
Date: 12 Apr 09 - 04:09 PM

"not inclined that day to drink larger."

Don't tell me you were drinking half-pints!


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Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: Kev The Clogs
Date: 13 Apr 09 - 07:10 AM

it rained on another beer fertilal weekend last year. On the St George's one, it was lovely and sunny - got the photos in front of of :-)


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Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 13 Apr 09 - 10:13 AM

Wish we could be there, Kev but Chris has Ofsted inspection week of 27th and he just received several Edexcel verifying packages. Never rains.... etc. So he has too much work. My regards to everyone.

We should be at Stoke on 19th and some of the sessions at Sweeps.

Hugs to all my Kent friends.


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Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 13 Apr 09 - 10:56 AM

Hi Kev ,VT and Melodeonboy.
I drank real Ale at Upnor all day long By the pint. blonde bitch or was it witch cant recall.

Then there must have been two Upnors last year Kev the clogs. It was the session where you spent all the time in the other bar with Romany Man?

Hugs to you too VT.


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Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: GUEST,Essex Girl
Date: 14 Apr 09 - 09:17 AM

Sorry, owing to family commitments (my son-in-law is running in the London Marathon)I won't be able to make Upnor. I will be at the Nags Head on 19th April, and then at the Good Intent on 2nd May.


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Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: Kev The Clogs
Date: 14 Apr 09 - 10:42 AM

there were several beer festivals here last year. That one WAS very wet but the other ones were good weather, especially the St George's Day one.


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Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: Kev The Clogs
Date: 18 Apr 09 - 05:05 PM

I was in the King's Arms this lunch time, and Rob, the landlord, was enquiring as to how many people might be turning up for the festival on one or more of the days. I said that there should be a fair number (perhaps not as many as last year), but that there were other events and commitments for many of you. He said that you are all welcome whenever you can make it and that it will be a great weekend and thanked you all in advance, those that have already committed to attend.

Bishop Gundulf's Morris will be there in the afternoon, and will stay afterwards for a little playing/singing session.

It is up to you guys and gals to now make it a great weekend - three cheers for Ris and Rob.

See you on St George's Day or over the weekend (both at The King's Arms, Upnor, near Rochester).

Cheers

Kev The Clogs


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Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: growler
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 04:22 PM

I'll be tere, if cercumstances allow


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Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: Kev The Clogs
Date: 24 Apr 09 - 04:21 AM

Well the first evening of the weekend Beer Festival went very well indeed!!!!

Bishop Gundulf's Morris and Gong Scourers danced for a good crowd and then sang songs around the camp fire afterwards.

The beer and the ciders that were available were very easy to consume and were kept briliantly as ever by Rob.

Both Rob and Ris made us feel very welcome as they always do, and fed as very well indeed!!!

OK Folks - your turn now. The festival is running for the rest of this weekend. Bishop Gundulf's Morris will be there again on Saturday afternoon and hopefully that will be the time that the majority of Folkies will appear.

Big cheers to Rob and Ris

Kev


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Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 24 Apr 09 - 06:00 PM

Kev, you know my views. But I will by there on Sat and see if I am more enthusiastic! Nice to have a useful drummer or two back with us, but it makes the other one all the more noticeable...


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Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: growler
Date: 25 Apr 09 - 02:13 PM

A realy good afternoon, just the tonic I needed. Well done


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Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: Kev The Clogs
Date: 25 Apr 09 - 02:30 PM

Growler - glad you enjoyed yourself this afternoon - you were, and always are, very welcome!!!!

It seemed to go very well - well, I am certainly under the influance!!

A great day - thanks to Rob and Ris.

A step back in the proceedings! To all of our abscent Friends!! "So here's to you, and our time together"

Kev


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Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 26 Apr 09 - 03:55 AM

And also here's to hoping Riz's arm improves (for which I recommend McTimony chiropractic from the Medway Chiropractic clinic at 168 Frindsbury Hill Rochester, Kent, ME2 4JR. 01634 723878. Run by a woman.


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Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: GUEST,beery
Date: 02 May 09 - 09:45 AM

When's the next beer festival at the King's Arms going to be?


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