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Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)

Doug Chadwick 17 Sep 08 - 04:09 PM
skarpi 17 Sep 08 - 04:22 PM
skarpi 17 Sep 08 - 04:25 PM
Jack Campin 17 Sep 08 - 06:55 PM
Susanne (skw) 17 Sep 08 - 07:07 PM
Gulliver 17 Sep 08 - 11:03 PM
Fidjit 18 Sep 08 - 06:36 AM
MudGuard 10 Oct 08 - 01:47 AM
Suegorgeous 10 Oct 08 - 08:11 PM
Doug Chadwick 11 Oct 08 - 03:18 AM
peregrina 11 Oct 08 - 03:21 AM
Tim Leaning 11 Oct 08 - 05:49 AM
John MacKenzie 11 Oct 08 - 06:14 AM
Zany Mouse 11 Oct 08 - 07:58 AM
Susanne (skw) 12 Oct 08 - 05:36 PM
Eric the Viking 14 Oct 08 - 02:30 PM
Bloke in the Corner 14 Oct 08 - 02:53 PM
GUEST,Dáithí 15 Oct 08 - 06:35 AM
Wolfgang 16 Oct 08 - 07:19 AM
Bloke in the Corner 16 Oct 08 - 02:49 PM
Wilfried Schaum 16 Oct 08 - 05:23 PM
Fidjit 01 Dec 08 - 10:12 AM
Susanne (skw) 02 Dec 08 - 08:12 PM
Doug Chadwick 04 Dec 08 - 04:33 PM
Fidjit 04 Dec 08 - 06:29 PM
Doug Chadwick 07 Dec 08 - 04:14 PM
Susanne (skw) 07 Dec 08 - 09:52 PM
Gulliver 08 Dec 08 - 10:56 PM
Mr Happy 09 Dec 08 - 07:29 AM
Wolfgang 09 Dec 08 - 07:44 AM
Fidjit 09 Dec 08 - 09:22 AM
Joe Offer 20 Dec 08 - 08:28 PM
Susanne (skw) 20 Dec 08 - 11:33 PM
Fidjit 21 Dec 08 - 04:23 AM
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Susanne (skw) 23 Dec 08 - 08:41 PM
Fidjit 24 Dec 08 - 09:14 AM
skarpi 24 Dec 08 - 09:22 AM
Susanne (skw) 24 Dec 08 - 06:06 PM
VirginiaTam 01 Jan 09 - 08:05 AM
Joe Offer 15 Feb 09 - 09:27 PM
Doug Chadwick 16 Feb 09 - 01:41 AM
Mr Happy 16 Feb 09 - 06:46 AM
Doug Chadwick 16 Feb 09 - 01:22 PM
Mr Happy 17 Feb 09 - 08:25 AM
Susanne (skw) 17 Feb 09 - 08:25 PM
Gweltas 17 Feb 09 - 09:22 PM
Fidjit 18 Feb 09 - 05:12 AM
Fidjit 18 Feb 09 - 05:14 AM
Mr Happy 18 Feb 09 - 06:04 AM
Gulliver 18 Feb 09 - 04:37 PM
Doug Chadwick 19 Feb 09 - 12:55 PM
Susanne (skw) 19 Feb 09 - 05:55 PM
Fidjit 20 Feb 09 - 04:12 AM
Mr Happy 20 Feb 09 - 06:13 AM
Mrs.Duck 20 Feb 09 - 03:34 PM
MudGuard 24 Feb 09 - 11:21 AM
Doug Chadwick 17 Mar 09 - 02:42 PM
Susanne (skw) 17 Mar 09 - 08:31 PM
Wolfgang 18 Mar 09 - 11:14 AM
The Villan 18 Mar 09 - 12:00 PM
bill\sables 18 Mar 09 - 03:33 PM
old git 18 Mar 09 - 04:12 PM
Doug Chadwick 18 Mar 09 - 04:50 PM
bill\sables 18 Mar 09 - 07:18 PM
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Doug Chadwick 23 Mar 09 - 02:54 AM
Jack Campin 23 Mar 09 - 03:31 PM
Gulliver 23 Mar 09 - 06:53 PM
Fidjit 24 Mar 09 - 05:00 AM
Doug Chadwick 02 Apr 09 - 05:03 PM
Rockhen 03 Apr 09 - 12:00 PM
Doug Chadwick 05 Apr 09 - 07:33 AM
Wilfried Schaum 05 Apr 09 - 11:33 AM
Doug Chadwick 14 Apr 09 - 10:27 PM
Doug Chadwick 16 Apr 09 - 01:22 AM
Susanne (skw) 16 Apr 09 - 06:04 PM
Doug Chadwick 17 Apr 09 - 05:05 PM
Susanne (skw) 17 Apr 09 - 06:51 PM
Rockhen 19 Apr 09 - 06:20 AM
GUEST,cookieless bloke 19 Apr 09 - 01:34 PM
Carol 19 Apr 09 - 03:31 PM
Mr Happy 23 Apr 09 - 05:32 AM
The Villan 24 Apr 09 - 01:59 AM
Doug Chadwick 24 Apr 09 - 02:11 AM
Doug Chadwick 24 Apr 09 - 12:39 PM
Doug Chadwick 25 Apr 09 - 04:34 AM
Carol 25 Apr 09 - 01:37 PM
Tim Leaning 25 Apr 09 - 08:00 PM
Susanne (skw) 26 Apr 09 - 03:11 AM
bill\sables 26 Apr 09 - 05:08 AM
Rockhen 26 Apr 09 - 06:44 AM
Carol 26 Apr 09 - 06:56 AM
Letty 26 Apr 09 - 10:46 AM
GUEST,cookieless bloke 26 Apr 09 - 03:21 PM
GUEST,Sean 27 Apr 09 - 12:08 PM
The Villan 27 Apr 09 - 12:30 PM
Doug Chadwick 27 Apr 09 - 04:04 PM
Carol 27 Apr 09 - 04:57 PM
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Doug Chadwick 29 Apr 09 - 12:48 PM
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Doug Chadwick 01 May 09 - 01:03 AM
Tim Leaning 01 May 09 - 01:09 AM
Susanne (skw) 01 May 09 - 04:09 AM
Tim Leaning 01 May 09 - 11:49 PM
Doug Chadwick 02 May 09 - 04:33 AM
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skarpi 02 May 09 - 07:55 AM
Susanne (skw) 02 May 09 - 05:15 PM
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Rockhen 03 May 09 - 05:51 AM
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Doug Chadwick 03 May 09 - 06:02 PM
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Subject: Eurogathering 2009
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 17 Sep 08 - 04:09 PM

Are we having one?

If nobody has any better ideas, I'd be prepared to try to organise something near to Grimsby (UK) for the week-end of 1st - 4th May 2009.

Providing no-one has already booked it ahead of me, it would be based at a campsite so there would be plenty of room for tents, caravans, camper vans etc. Alternatively, there would be plenty of clean floor space (no beds, I'm afraid) for those who want to sleep inside. Good quality kitchen and toilet facilities would be available. There are plenty of B&B's in Cleethorpes, about 3 miles away.

I know this is the bank holiday week-end and lots of other things will be going on but, by tradition, Eurogatherings take place over the first full weekend in May. Anyway, I am likely to be booked up for the rest of the month so it is the only time I could do it.

If there is any interest, I would need a show of hands, so that I can reserve the building.

DC


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: skarpi
Date: 17 Sep 08 - 04:22 PM

HAllo Doug , why not its a good idea

kv Skarpi


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: skarpi
Date: 17 Sep 08 - 04:25 PM

May is on my calander , Grimsby , unless the world , has gone econamy
way down .

Kv Skarpi


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: Jack Campin
Date: 17 Sep 08 - 06:55 PM

Sounds feasible for me, though I haven't costed out the train from Edinburgh yet. I'd need a floor (no way am I trusting my instruments to a tent).


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 17 Sep 08 - 07:07 PM

Doug, that sounds quite attractive, thanks! As far as I can tell this far ahead, I'll be there.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: Gulliver
Date: 17 Sep 08 - 11:03 PM

Hi Doug, sure, why not? Keep in touch, Don


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: Fidjit
Date: 18 Sep 08 - 06:36 AM

Interesting. Like the idea.
Not sure as yet. Too early to tell what I'll be doing.

Long time since I was in Grimsby. Wonder what she's doing now?
Ah That's another story. (Have to check with my Solicitor)

Did I say that I used to have a bicycle when I was younger.

Chas


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: MudGuard
Date: 10 Oct 08 - 01:47 AM

Sounds good.
Have to find a way to finance the trip.
And have to find a way to get from airport (probably Stansted) to there.
Indoor floor space required.
But as I am between 99.99999% and 100% audience, it only makes sense for me to come if there are enough musicians around ...


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: Suegorgeous
Date: 10 Oct 08 - 08:11 PM

What happeneded to Skarpi's Iceland gathering idea?


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 11 Oct 08 - 03:18 AM

That's in 2010

DC


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: peregrina
Date: 11 Oct 08 - 03:21 AM

Isn't this the Whitby Moor and Coast weekend?


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 11 Oct 08 - 05:49 AM

Sounds good too us DC.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 11 Oct 08 - 06:14 AM

Whatever weekend you chose it would clash with something. There are too many festivals. I wonder if there will be so many next year, nobody seems to have any money to spend these days. I know I took the coach to Sidmouth this year, as I couldn't afford the fuel. It must be the same for others.

JM


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: Zany Mouse
Date: 11 Oct 08 - 07:58 AM

It sounds good to me but depends on where I will be living by then.

Rhiannon


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 12 Oct 08 - 05:36 PM

As it's far ahead I've got a good chance of getting it included in the dates of my annual holiday 2009. Which means I'll have the car to sleep in, and I might even be able to give Andy a lift from Stansted Airport. Howzat?

BTW, has anybody heard from Wolfgang, Greg, or Lettie?


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: Eric the Viking
Date: 14 Oct 08 - 02:30 PM

I don't hear much nowadays living so far away. Letty is back in the Netherlands, Greg is still in Lincs (His business is doing really well I believe) Wolfgang often posts on the cat. We had some fun at those first fledgling eurogathers dodn't we? Bill posts sometimes. (We get to natter on the phone now and then)Would love to get to another one, I don't get to any at all recently.(sigh)


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: Bloke in the Corner
Date: 14 Oct 08 - 02:53 PM

Well, I reckon you can count me in, though since I live just half an hour away I would expect to come. Hope there are plenty of new faces there.
Lawrie


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: GUEST,Dáithí
Date: 15 Oct 08 - 06:35 AM

Sorry to disappoint , Bloke...good chance my old face will be there too!
Best wishes , Dáithí


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: Wolfgang
Date: 16 Oct 08 - 07:19 AM

It is a good weekend from my POV. Quite likely I'll be coming.

Wolfgang (needing the refresh to see this)


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: Bloke in the Corner
Date: 16 Oct 08 - 02:49 PM

Old shmold, Mr Whistle man. A few toons in A minor and a bit of lilting to me gandira and we'll have the place on fire!
See ya at Barrow sometime?
Lawrie


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 16 Oct 08 - 05:23 PM

Although nobody asked for me I still am thinking it over. I should like to come so much, but as a pensioner I have more time than money. So let it be 50 to 70%; I don't want to let a fellow scoutmaster down.
Anybody in Germany who could give me a lift for a share in the transport costs? (From any convenient place on the way I'm able to get to by train.)

Full of hope to see many of you again
Wilfried


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: Fidjit
Date: 01 Dec 08 - 10:12 AM

If nobody has any better ideas, I'd be prepared to try to organise something near to Grimsby (UK) for the week-end of 1st - 4th May 2009.

Doug. Is this still viable??

Trying to get my 2009 dates organized.

Chas


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 02 Dec 08 - 08:12 PM

Well, nobody HAS had any better ideas, it seems (and remembering the Hull gathering and all the nice 'Catters I met there - Doug for one - it would be difficult to come up with something better than going back to that area!). I've arranged the dates for my annual holiday so as to be there on May 1. Doug, are you out there?


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 04 Dec 08 - 04:33 PM

I have some good news and some bad news.

The bad news is that the venue I had hoped to get is not available as a higher priority booking has taken it for that weekend.

The good news is that I have an alternative.

The new venue does not have as good facilities as the first one. There are no showers, I'm afraid, but there are toilets and a kitchen. Whereas the kitchen at the first site could be used to prepare meals for groups of around 40 people, this kitchen is fairly basic. It has a small cooker, fridge, microwave oven and sink but is normally used to make tea and coffee. There are, however, shops and a selection of different types of take-away food outlets just across the road.

Although there is not as much room as at the campsite, there is a garden where tents can be put up and a car park and additional hard standing for camper vans and the like. A public car park is available a short distance away for any overspill from day visitors who may care to join us.

As before, there are no beds but indoor floor space is available. There are 3 rooms available separate from the main hall for those who like their privacy or who want to sleep while others sit up talking late into the night.

There are neighbouring residential properties so we would have to limit the noise late at night.

If you think that this new venue would be suitable, then the weekend is on.

My first thoughts on a programme are:

Friday evening:
Get-to-know-you informal sing around/session at the venue

Saturday afternoon:        
Cook-it-yourself barbecue (I'll provide the fires – you provide and cook your own food)

Saturday Evening
Mixed tunes/songs session at a local pub, if I can persuade a friendly landlord

Sunday
Cultural visit – depending on transport:
      Lincoln is about an hour's drive away – the cathedral and castle are both well worth a visit.
      Grimsby has a fishing heritage centre.

Sunday evening
Open mic at the venue

Monday
Whatever the survivors want to do


All of the above are open to suggestions and improvements, which may be ignored, and are subject to change right up to the moment they actually happen.

I would propose inviting other, non-MudCatter, local musicians to join us.

DC


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: Fidjit
Date: 04 Dec 08 - 06:29 PM

Ah. What no Ceilidh ???

Doug do you remember Kiel? There we had a great Ceilidh did we not?

Must have a Ceilidh.

Chas


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 07 Dec 08 - 04:14 PM

The size of the hall might be a bit of a problem, Chas. Once you've got a few tables and chairs and the band, there's not a lot of room left for dancing.

The garden is a good deal bigger though. Could you dance on grass? If so, we could run it alongside the barbecue during the afternoon, providing not too many people have put up tents. As this would be dependant on the uncertain British weather, it would be a bit risky booking a pukka ceilidh band. Perhaps we could we could improvise using any musicians who cared to turn up.


DC


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 07 Dec 08 - 09:52 PM

And (weather permitting) have them play outside while the dancers hog the dance floor? Anyway, programme sounds good to me, Doug! I'm beginning to look forward to it.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: Gulliver
Date: 08 Dec 08 - 10:56 PM

Sounds good to me too!

Don


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: Mr Happy
Date: 09 Dec 08 - 07:29 AM

Will add to our list of pssibilities for next year


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: Wolfgang
Date: 09 Dec 08 - 07:44 AM

I'm slowly starting to think about which way to travel. The first of May (public holiday in Germany) next year is on a Friday!

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: Fidjit
Date: 09 Dec 08 - 09:22 AM

Here's what's on that same weekend

moor and coast , Whitby, N.Yorks. 1-3 May. 9 Windsor Terrace, Whitby, N.Yorks, YO21 1ET. www.moorandcoast.co.uk 01947 820408, moorcoast@yahoo.com

Eastbourne International Folk Dance Festival, Eastbourne , Sussex. 1-4 May. 24 Inwood Road, Wembdon, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 7PP. www.eiff.org.uk 01278 424332, eastfolk@hotmail.co.uk

Hastings Traditional Jack-in-the-Green, Hastings, Sussex. 1- 4 May. Roma, 62 Collier Road, Hastings, TN34 3JS. www.hastingsjack.co.uk 01424 716516, secretary@hastingsjack.co.uk

Upton Folk Festival, Upton, Worcs. 1-4 May. Tudor House, 9 Kinnersley, Severn Stoke, Worcester, Worcs, WR8 9JR. www.uptonfolk.org 01684 594200, boxoffice@uptonfolk.org

Medway   Rochester Sweeps Festival, Rochester, Kent. 2-5 May. 24 Kings Acre, Downswood, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 0JD. www.medway.gov.uk/sweepsfestival 01622 726633, cnewton25@aol.com

Chas


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Dec 08 - 08:28 PM

I really want to go to Berlin, and I'm waiting to see if there will be a Mudcat Eurogathering somewhere in northern Europe on the Continent, to I can go to both. Any plans for a Eurogathering in Germany, sometime before I get old?
England? Been there, done that. I'd do it again, but I really want to go to Germany.
-Joe in California-


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 20 Dec 08 - 11:33 PM

Joe, why not come over for the Grimsby gathering, then go to Germany with me? I'm hoping to go back home via another nice little festival, the Venner Folk-Frühling.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: Fidjit
Date: 21 Dec 08 - 04:23 AM

Susanne
Pity that site doesn't open up in English. Jst with the words [Translate to English]

Perhaps you could tell them.

Chas


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: Fidjit
Date: 21 Dec 08 - 04:25 AM

Joe

You missed out by a year. Well nearly two years

We were in Germany May 2007

Chas


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 08:41 PM

Sorry, Chas, didn't try the English link. What would you like to know about Venne, other than it's a great little festival in a great small place near Muenster (a Mudgathering you didn't attend, our first in fact, in 2000). Venne has mainly German and British acts. Tom McConville, Allan Taylor and Dutch folk rockers Rapalje are fixtures.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: Fidjit
Date: 24 Dec 08 - 09:14 AM

Well the date when it's on would be helpfull

Merry Christmas

Chas


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: skarpi
Date: 24 Dec 08 - 09:22 AM

well its still gonna happen in 2010 in Iceland :>) I will ask
Kate : http://kisacat.blogspot.com/2007/07/ceilidh-culture-on-icelands-culture.html

to join us ceilidh dances , also I am planning another happenings .

it takes time .

ATB Skarpi


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 24 Dec 08 - 06:06 PM

Sorry, Chas, I'd assumed too much - it's the weekend after the Mudgathering, ie 8 - 10 May.

And when I get home from that there's our Whitsun folk festival at Scheersberg, festuring Emily Smith among others in 2009. And then it's time to think of ways to get to Iceland in 2010 ...


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 01 Jan 09 - 08:05 AM

Would love to be there but I will be at the Sweeps in Rochester the entire weekend.


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Subject: Eurogathering 2009
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Feb 09 - 09:27 PM

refresh - I'm moving messages to this thread because the other was clogged with Spam.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 16 Feb 09 - 01:41 AM

I have arranged a venue in a local pub for the opening session on the Friday evening. It will be a mixed tunes/songs session where all can join in and will start somewhere between 8.00 to 8.30 p.m. at the Tap & Spile in Grimsby on Friday, 1st May.

This is a one-off session rather than us joining a regular event so I am depending on other musicians from Lincolnshire and Yorkshire to help make welcome those coming from further away.

DC


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: Mr Happy
Date: 16 Feb 09 - 06:46 AM

Hi Doug,

Thanks for pm & info.

What's the itinerary for the weekend?


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 16 Feb 09 - 01:22 PM

My first thoughts on the programme are about half way up the posts above (04 Dec 08 - 04:33)

Up to now, the only thing that is fixed is the main venue and the Friday evening session that I mentioned this morning. I moved session in the pub from Saturday to Friday to leave room for a ceilidh that Fidjit suggested. I'm still working on the ceilidh – watch this space!

The cook-it yourself barbecue can definitely go ahead if people think it's a good idea.

What do people think of the suggestions for the cultural visit? Are there any better ideas from local 'Catters?



DC


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: Mr Happy
Date: 17 Feb 09 - 08:25 AM

Ok, looks ok, but you've not said where the venue is or what its called?

Could you give contact number please, & how much space for tents

Any toilets, water supply etc?


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 17 Feb 09 - 08:25 PM

CIY barbecues are always a good idea, Doug! And if you need a hand with anything, I could be there on Thursday and don't have to leave till Wednesday or so.

What about a raffle? Or any other ideas for fundraising?


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: Gweltas
Date: 17 Feb 09 - 09:22 PM

To Wilfried in Germany,
There are several budget airlines operating between various airports in Germany and the UK, such as Ryanair, Germanwings, Air Berlin, Easy Jet, Flybe, and the bigger carriers such as Swiss, Aer Lingus and even Lufthansa and, by booking early enough in advance, one can get some real bargains. It all depends on how near a particular airport you are and which airlines fly to which locations in the UK. I found a fair bit of info in this regard on this site:

http://www.skyscanner.net/flights/uk/de/cheapest-flights-to-germany-from-united-kingdom.html

I'm sorry I haven't yet cracked how to do the blue clicky thing.

Good luck in getting to the Eurogather and I hope the weather will be fine and that all attending will have a lovely get together.

Note : There is another unfortunate clash of events other than those listed earlier in this thread and that is Padstow May Day celebration (May 1st) which continues informally for several days thereafter.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: Fidjit
Date: 18 Feb 09 - 05:12 AM

try this http://www.skyscanner.net/flights/uk/de/cheapest-flights-to-germany-from-united-kingdom.html

Chas


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: Fidjit
Date: 18 Feb 09 - 05:14 AM

or rather this

Chas


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: Mr Happy
Date: 18 Feb 09 - 06:04 AM

So anyone know the name of the place where it'll be on at?


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: Gulliver
Date: 18 Feb 09 - 04:37 PM

Mr Happy, I understand that it's in/near Grimsby, which I've just looked up in the atlas and it's on the east coast of England. I'm looking forward to getting there and I'll probably take the ferry so I don't have the hassles of transporting instruments by plane. Don


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 19 Feb 09 - 12:55 PM

The gathering will be in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire. It will be based in a Scout HQ in the Scartho area of the town.

If you put the "Scartho Fork, UK" (post code DN33 2LX) into Google Earth and zoom in onto the roundabout, you will see a driveway leading westward off the south-west entrance to the roundabout. The Scout hut is an L shaped building with car park in the top right hand corner of a square plot, behind the houses which line the road. The grassed area behind and to the side of the building is available for tents.

As I explained above, this was not my first choice but:

The new venue does not have as good facilities as the first one. There are no showers, I'm afraid, but there are toilets and a kitchen. Whereas the kitchen at the first site could be used to prepare meals for groups of around 40 people, this kitchen is fairly basic. It has a small cooker, fridge, microwave oven and sink but is normally used to make tea and coffee. There are, however, shops and a selection of different types of take-away food outlets just across the road.

Although there is not as much room as at the campsite, there is a garden where tents can be put up and a car park and additional hard standing for camper vans and the like. A public car park is available a short distance away for any overspill from day visitors who may care to join us.

As before, there are no beds but indoor floor space is available. There are 3 rooms available separate from the main hall for those who like their privacy or who want to sleep while others sit up talking late into the night.

There are neighbouring residential properties so we would have to limit the noise late at night.


I will PM contact number to anyone who requires it.

DC


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 19 Feb 09 - 05:55 PM

Thanks, Doug. I'll bring my own as usual, so all I need is a parking space


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: Fidjit
Date: 20 Feb 09 - 04:12 AM

Well as you know I travel around a lot.

My Schedule for '09 is filling up quite fast and unfortunately I won't be able to get over for this event. Enjoy.

Eskituna, Sweden dance weekend, Feb 27 -29
Bishop's Stortford and Melodeon & More Stowwmarket. March 23rd - 30th
Scandinavian Squeeze In Dalby, Lund, Southern Sweden. April 17th - 19th.
Shanty sessions St Croix, Fredrikstad, Norway May 9th
Eken Morris Dance Out Stockholm, Sweden. June 4th - 7th.
Hasin, Belgium. Melodeon Building course. July 3rd. - 11th. +
Eken Morris 30 year celebration. Surum, England. August 10th +

Plus I have to get in a few rounds of golf too.
Busy, busy, busy

Chas


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: Mr Happy
Date: 20 Feb 09 - 06:13 AM

Doug,

Thanks for info


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 20 Feb 09 - 03:34 PM

Sadly we are at Sewerby Old Time festival that weekend which is a shame as it's so close to home.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009
From: MudGuard
Date: 24 Feb 09 - 11:21 AM

Sorry folks, but I can't join you at this weekend.
There's a conflict with a (to me) more important thing at the same weekend ...


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 17 Mar 09 - 02:42 PM

It's time for a hands-up as to who will be coming. The following people have expressed interest earlier in the thread:

skarpi
Jack Campin
Susanne (skw)
Gulliver
Tim Leaning
Bloke in the Corner
Dáithí
Wilfried Schaum
Mr Happy

Although he hasn't posted, I know that Skipjack wants to be there for at least part of the weekend.

Fidjit and MudGuard, although initially hoping to come, have had to pull out.

Could you please indicate whether you are: definitely comming; probably coming; possible coming; not coming.
Are there any others not on the above list who might be there?
What about local'Catters who could help make welcome those coming from afar. Could you be there for all or part of the weekend?

If we have a ceilidh, it would be on the Sunday evening. It was Fidjit who asked for it but, as he won't be with us, what do other people think? Do you want one?

DC


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 17 Mar 09 - 08:31 PM

Thanks, Doug. Definitely coming. A ceilidh would be nice, I suppose, but personally I'd prefer a singaround. Good to know Greg is coming - any others from Hull? And what about Bill Sables?


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Wolfgang
Date: 18 Mar 09 - 11:14 AM

I am coming and already making travel arrangements. With Andy (Mudguard) not coming I'll be perhaps the only one who has been to all Eurogatherings so far.

Though I personally would very much prefer seeing Andy coming to that empty title.

After having checked boat and flight timetables and prices I have decided to take the train. It's just a matter of between 11 and 18 hrs travel with up to twelve times changing the train, depending on what time of the day I'll travel.

Is the tunnel made of glass so we can see all the fishes?

I'll arrive Friday afternoon (if all goes well) and will have to leave Sunday morning (I can't get Monday off).

Doug, is there a friendly B&B somewhere near for the two nights from Friday to Sunday?

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: The Villan
Date: 18 Mar 09 - 12:00 PM

>>Is the tunnel made of glass so we can see all the fishes?
<<

LOL If only. What a wonderful idea though.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: bill\sables
Date: 18 Mar 09 - 03:33 PM

Just had a call from Greycap, We are playing at a ceilidh on the evening of the 3rd quite near to Grimsby so we should be able to attend the gathering during the afternoon.
Cheers Bill


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: old git
Date: 18 Mar 09 - 04:12 PM

Would have popped in some time in the weekend Doug..but I'll be in Whitby at Moor and Coast
geoff turner


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 18 Mar 09 - 04:50 PM

We are playing at a ceilidh on the evening of the 3rd quite near to Grimsby

How close Bill? Is it a private do or could we buy tickets for it?

DC


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: bill\sables
Date: 18 Mar 09 - 07:18 PM

Sorry Doug It's a private do, 30th birthday at South Ferriby Village Hall
Cheers Bill


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 20 Mar 09 - 02:20 AM

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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 20 Mar 09 - 02:02 PM

Wolfgang,

There are plenty of B&B's on the sea front at Cletthorpes, about 5km away. I will look around for something a bit closer and let you know.

DC


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 20 Mar 09 - 02:04 PM

That is, course "Cleethorpes" not "Cletthorpes"

DC


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 22 Mar 09 - 04:28 AM

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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 23 Mar 09 - 02:54 AM

Well, we have 2 confirmed and me - that makes 3 - plus a couple of probables, off thread.

Any more for the Skylark?

DC


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Jack Campin
Date: 23 Mar 09 - 03:31 PM

Doesn't look feasible for me. To get me and Marion there and back (without spending two extra nights) would be either 190 quid by train or a 14-hour bus trip each way via Birmingham.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Gulliver
Date: 23 Mar 09 - 06:53 PM

Hi Doug, am planning to come with a (non-musical) friend, to arrive Friday evening. By car via the ferry. We might then go on to Whitby after the weekend. A musical friend might also come - still to confirm. We have an inflatable mattress-type thing so hope we can sleep indoors.
Don


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Fidjit
Date: 24 Mar 09 - 05:00 AM

Don 3 on an inflatable raft !

I feel a song coming on

Enjoy
Chas


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 02 Apr 09 - 05:03 PM

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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Rockhen
Date: 03 Apr 09 - 12:00 PM

Hey Doug, will do my best to get to the Tap and maybe other bits going on. Good night at the Tap last Tuesday, I thought, did the Clio owner ever get the car sorted?!
;-)


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 05 Apr 09 - 07:33 AM

Clio?


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 05 Apr 09 - 11:33 AM

First the good tidings: My younger daughter will have her final exam in summer singing the part of Patience (by Gilbert and Sullivan) and be an approved soprano and teacher of music.
My elder daughter will be awarded the prize for young culture of Wuerzburg for her songs written, composed and sung by herself.

And now the bad, bad news: Since I have to visit my dear children on both events I have to cancel my participation of this year's Eurogathering. I regret it immensely, especially not seeing a lot of good friends again, especially my fellow scoutmaster Doug in a Scout Home. My means are very limited since I am a pensioner, and I should never forgive myself missing my daughters' performances this year.

So sing and enjoy (alas! without me)

P.S. Some days ago I zapped the telly and what did I see? Some punts on green, geen canals, and the guesthouse where deboarded and had some jolly good hours near Niort some years ago. What a wonderful time!


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 14 Apr 09 - 10:27 PM

It's a pity that you can't be with us, Wilfried, but your family must come first.

Yes, the Niort gathering was a good one, as have been all the Eurogatherings that I have attended. This year's appears to be for the select few but I hope that we will still be to make some good music.

Anybody else out there fancy coming to Grimsby for the Mayday weekend?


DC


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 16 Apr 09 - 01:22 AM

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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 16 Apr 09 - 06:04 PM

I'm sorry to say I, too, have to pull out. I was diagnosed with a slipped disc yesterday which would make travelling rather irresponsible (and probably rather disagreeable as well). I wish all those who do attend a good time and hope to see some of you later in the year - and if not, in Reykyavik next year at the latest!


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 17 Apr 09 - 05:05 PM

Oh dear! Hope you get well soon Suzanne.

It's not looking too good for a riotous weekend, is it? Wolfgang, Don, I've sent you each a P.M.

DC


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 17 Apr 09 - 06:51 PM

Thanks, Doug. I'm really sorry, you've done a great job organizing. But it's not unlike Kiel last year where only a handfulö of Mudcatters were able to turn up in the end. Still, with the help of quite a few local musicians we had a good time, dind't we? I'm sure the locals won't let you down!

I've turned to my malt whisky collection for consolation - one of them a Macallan Cask Strength (56%) bought at Stansted airport in 2003 on the way back from the Hull Eurogathering in frustration over British Rail's failure to deliver Wolfgang and me in time for our flight home. Got me in no end of trouble with my boss! (The missed flight, not the whisky!)


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Rockhen
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 06:20 AM

Hey Doug, it will be a quality gathering! Good on you for organising it!


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: GUEST,cookieless bloke
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 01:34 PM

Yes Doug, I certainly intend to make a damned nuisance of myself there, God and things like that willing.
Lawrie


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Carol
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 03:31 PM

I'm hoping to make it for the weekend


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Mr Happy
Date: 23 Apr 09 - 05:32 AM

Doug,

Very sorry I have to cry off too.

My 3 partners in the Gloom Band are hankering after going to Upton FF that w/end.

I have to go too as Mrs H is one've 'em!

Thanks for all your hard preparation work, I hope it all goes well for you, hopefully catch up with you over Grimsby way sometime.

Cheers,

Mr H


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: The Villan
Date: 24 Apr 09 - 01:59 AM

Its next weekend


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 24 Apr 09 - 02:11 AM

Hi folks,

With just one week to go, our Eurogathering is looking decidedly wobbly.

When Wilfried and Suzanne said that they weren't coming, that just left Don (Gulliver) + friends and Wolfgang coming from overseas. I sent a P.M. to each of them to see if they thought it was worth continuing. Don talked the situation over with his friends and they decided, quite reasonably, they were not so keen on spending the money to travel if no-one else would be there, as there is a lot going on in Dublin. Wolfgang has already booked his travel and accommodation but is trying to balance the cancellation costs against losing a weekend with his family. He is still considering whether it is worth coming or not.

Having come to a decision in my own mind that the weekend was not viable, several local 'Catters then posted to say that they were looking forward to the weekend. I have advertised it around some of the local clubs and music venues so, while I cannot guarantee attendance, some of these may turn up.

My own thoughts are that, at this late stage, it would be difficult to get the message out to any locals who might just turn up on spec. It would be a shame if they did turn up only to find it cancelled. The worst that could happen is that I find myself sitting alone in an empty pub on Friday and waste some charcoal on Saturday. We might have to relinquish the name "Eurogathering" as you can hardly have a gathering if there is nobody there to gather but what do you think folks? Shall we go ahead and see what happens?

DC


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 24 Apr 09 - 12:39 PM

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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 25 Apr 09 - 04:34 AM

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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Carol
Date: 25 Apr 09 - 01:37 PM

And again


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 25 Apr 09 - 08:00 PM

Hey Doug you wont be on your own in the Tap but you may wish you were.lol
Working at midnight though so will be sober and claock watching.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 26 Apr 09 - 03:11 AM

I hope some of you will come up with an opinion to give Doug a lead! I wish I could be there but travelling is simply not on in my current state. Should clear up with time but gives me a taste of things to come, in twenty years or so ...

Hope you'll have an enjoyable gathering after all, like we had in Kiel in 2007 with only a handful of Mudcatters there.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: bill\sables
Date: 26 Apr 09 - 05:08 AM

Greycap & myself will be there on the Saturday afternoon
Bill


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Rockhen
Date: 26 Apr 09 - 06:44 AM

I will be there for as much as possible but just checking family plans so I know which and where. Looking forward to it. I will bring non bbq food if there for the Sat afternoon so no charcoal needed for me :-)


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Carol
Date: 26 Apr 09 - 06:56 AM

We're intending to come over, now I've found it on Google!


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Letty
Date: 26 Apr 09 - 10:46 AM

I haven't been online in ages, but wanted to wish you all fun at the gathering (if it goes ahead). Last year, we had to cancel last-minute when my father suffered a heart attack. I'm pleased to say he has made a slow but full recovery. Still, I can't make it to the gathering this year, as I will have to work 1 and 4 May, and am running somewhat low on funds.
Hope you will have a good time! Keep playin'.

Best, Letty


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: GUEST,cookieless bloke
Date: 26 Apr 09 - 03:21 PM

OK, that seems to confirm some bodies will be there. Now Doug, could you confirm times and venues for sessions? I got a bit mixed up with the different postings.
See you there
Lawrie


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: GUEST,Sean
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 12:08 PM

People still turning up at the Tap & Spile?? Josie (the manager) has asked me to knock up a flyer to whack on the bar - soo...just checking that there will be somebody turning up?

Sean
(On behalf of Josie)


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: The Villan
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 12:30 PM

I put the event on the UK Whats On thread and picked up what I thought was the current info. So maybe Doug could just check that I have it right.
Les


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 04:04 PM

Hi folks,

Sean, you can tell Josie that were doing are damnedest to get people there so any help she can give us with a flyer will be more than welcome. I'll give the Tappites a prod at tomorrow's Acousic night.


Lawrie, the timings and venues for the weekend are:

Friday evening:            Mixed song/tune session at the Tap & Spile, Garth Lane Grimsby from 8.00 p.m.

Saturday afternoon:    Cook-it-yourself barbecue at 5th Grimsby Scout HQ, Scartho from 2.00 p.m.
                                  Bring your own food and drink. I will provide the fires. Bring your instruments!

Saturday evening:       Acoustic evening as per afternoon venue, from 7.00 p.m. – Bring your own drinks.

Sunday:                      If anyone wants to, we could go to Lincoln and invade Dáithí's session at the Dog'n'Bone during the afternoon.



Les, that What's On entry looks good.


Carol, what time do you expect to be arriving?



If you put the "Scartho Fork, UK" (post code DN33 2LX) into Google Earth and zoom in onto the roundabout, you will see a driveway leading westward off the south-west entrance to the roundabout. The Scout hut is an L shaped building with car park in the top right hand corner of a square plot, behind the houses which line the road. The driveway is a single track so, to avoid congestion, you might prefer to use the public car park next to the medical centre a little way down Waltham Road.

I take a very relaxed view of what "acoustic" means, so Helen, you can bring your piano. Any instruments are acceptable, it's just that I won't be providing a p.a. system on Saturday evening

DC


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Carol
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 04:57 PM

Hi Doug
Sometime in the Friday afternoon, between 2 and 4 but we'll just wait around until people start turning up.
There is enough space for a small cmpervan on the Scout hut car park?
Is the pub very far from the Scout Hut please?

Looking forward to a good weekend.
Carol


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: GUEST,Sean
Date: 28 Apr 09 - 09:25 AM

Hi Doug,

I'll see what I can come up with (If there's anything else that needs adding, let Josie know and she'll pass the message on to me).


@ Carol: The pub isn't too far - and very easy to get to (pretty much follow the road towards the College, then aim towards top town - if you put "Alexandra Road" or "Garth Lane" into Google Maps, the pub is at the Fredrick Ward Way end of the road. There is limited parking available directly outside the pub, but finding somewhere nearby shouldn't be too difficult if you drive from Scartho.

If you decide to head straight to the pub, then Josie does do food between 12 - 3 and 5 - 7. Good grub as well!! (Shameless plug there :P)

Sean


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: GUEST,Sean (Again)
Date: 28 Apr 09 - 10:44 AM

Safe to describe Friday night as having an "Acoustic Theme"?

Sean


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 28 Apr 09 - 12:44 PM

Acoustic theme?
LOL
Dont start this mudcat lot off mate.
IS it acoustic? is it folk? what is folk?
Just have some beer in and see you on friday.
Agree re food in there bloomin lovely stuff.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 29 Apr 09 - 12:48 PM

Sadly, Wolfgang has sent a P.M. to say that he won't be coming so now we are officially a Eurogathering.

The Tap & Spile is 2.2 miles north of the Scout HQ.

I know that there are some regulars from the Tap who will be there on Friday evening but Saturday is still a bit of an unknown as far as attendance goes.

DC


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: GUEST,Sean
Date: 30 Apr 09 - 06:26 AM

Tim: Don't shoot the messenger lol

Just doing as I was told :P

(Also, poster up on the Events board - so hopefully a few more locals will pop in to say hello/have a pint/listen to some music lol)

Sean


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 30 Apr 09 - 06:34 AM

I was just warning you mate they are acontentious lot on here
See you friday


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: GUEST,Dáithí
Date: 30 Apr 09 - 08:14 AM

Hi Doug

Yes, you are all very welcome to join us at the Dog'n'Bone, John St, off Monks Road Lincoln from 3pm.
It's a great little pub and there are a good number definitely attending - myself, Ian and our new fiddler Andrew will certainly be there, so quite an Irish flavour this time - but singers,shanty, old time , all styles welcome.
(Be nice to see you round theses parts Bloke!! Might even buy you an orange juice...)
Hope the rest of the weekend goes well and that some can make it to Lincoln on Sunday!
Best wishes

Dáithí


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 30 Apr 09 - 02:12 PM

fresh


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 01 May 09 - 01:03 AM

It's tonight folks!

DC


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 01 May 09 - 01:09 AM

WHat is?
LOL
See you all there.
Was planning on going straight to the pub mate unless you need owt.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 01 May 09 - 04:09 AM

Enjoy yourselves, all who are going! I'm off to our own Mayday session near here soon, having found a kindly driver, and will be thinking of you lot at Grimsby.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 01 May 09 - 11:49 PM

Bloke in corner(+mate) Helian Keys,Fast Eddy,Doug,Carol and Jen.
I had a great night listening to you all looking forward to BBQ.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 02 May 09 - 04:33 AM

"(+mate)" is our very own Skipjack K8, organiser of the highly successful 2004 Eurogathering at Barrow-upon-Humber. I knew someone wasn't listening – sigh - there's always one! ;-)

I had a great night listening to you all ……………
I think you mean "I had a great night listening to and playing for you all ……………", Tim. Mudcat is no place to be modest.

As well as those Tim mentioned, there were several non-players from the Tap who turned up specifically to provide us with an audience. A great night with lots of great songs and tunes even if they were from a select group. It gave me the chance to do one or two I might not have tried otherwise.

It's bright and sunny this morning so, here's keeping fingers crossed that it stays that way for the barbecue.

DC


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Rockhen
Date: 02 May 09 - 05:29 AM

Brill night, listening to you all, playing, chatting and looking forward to later :-) Really enjoyed it and the fact that there weren't loads and loads of us, didn't matter.
Had just plucked up courage and I was waiting for appropriate gap in the evening to ask Skipjack if I could have a drool over his accordion...No innunendo intended, honest, it is just a lot posher than mine! I knew I would regret not taking mine, it just seemed overkill with my piano.
Will pack my humble one today, along with the piano, uke, er...watch out for the lorry in the car park, I think I will need one!
Many thanks for organising the weekend, Doug!
H :-)


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 02 May 09 - 07:33 AM

Sorry Doug what did you say?
Sorry Skipjack 8, I recognised you straight away from hearing you play at the 6 Bells.
Glad you could come last night.
Where the hat ?


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: skarpi
Date: 02 May 09 - 07:55 AM

Hallo all , I am glad this is turning out to be a great weekend Doug ,

I wish I was there , but this viking is home with a broken leg so I am doin nothing at the moment ,

Have more great nights and more good songs , say hi to everyone
from me in Iceland , one beer for me please " skál "

all the best Skarpi
Iceland


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 02 May 09 - 05:15 PM

skarpi, sorry to hear that! I hope your leg heals well (and well before 2010!).

On the other hand, glad to hear Doug'sd organising skills weren't entirely wasted after all. And please give my regards to Greg. Would have been nice to see (and hear) him again! Also, anybody else I may have met before. Next year, perhaps ...


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 02 May 09 - 08:23 PM

So I met Bill Sables and Gray cap today and enjoyed the music too chaps.
Here be a link to some photo's Unfortuanatly the two mentioned above did a runner before I found me camera.

http://www.esnips.com/web/MudGatherGrimsby2009

Good on yer Doug for the organinsing etc see you at Staithes.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Rockhen
Date: 03 May 09 - 05:51 AM

Really enjoyed the weekend! Scary photos, Tim! Er, not sure about the halo one, lol! Cream eggs all gone, whoops!
Thanks Doug, for organising...when is the next...?! Duelling sax?!


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Carol
Date: 03 May 09 - 06:13 AM

Great Weekend
Thanks Doug and good to meet more Mudcatters plus choclate eggs!!
It wouldn't be duelling sex would it - sorry my reading is getting worse with age!Plenty of time to try out/relearn new songs!!
Hope to see you all again soon at Croxdale/Staithes??


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Rockhen
Date: 03 May 09 - 07:12 AM

Lovely to meet you and hear you sing, Carol. (Just trying to picture duelling se...no i think I won't bother!   ;-)   !)
Not sure about Staithes and Croxdale but hope to meet up again before too long. It was a good weekend for me this time re only having a few family commitments. It was also nice to meet Bill and Greycap...hope the dance went well!Plus the gentleman from the Wooton Fiddle Club, who came, I am really sorry I can't remember his name, oops.)
Thanks again, Doug. (Please will you let us know if you were out of pocket re the weekend as I would far prefer to split any costs with you than let you foot the bill. )


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: skarpi
Date: 03 May 09 - 08:05 AM

Well then its just Eurogathering 2010 ahead 12 months to go :>)

Cant wait to do something good and special .

all the best Skarpi Iceland


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: GUEST,Greycap
Date: 03 May 09 - 02:38 PM

That was fun, wasn't it? Great meeting you all. The dance went fine but it was a late night to arrive home at 01.45 am.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 03 May 09 - 06:02 PM

Well, our Eurogathering 2009 was a little shorter than traditional Eurogatherings but none the worse for that. Sorry we didn't make it to your session in Lincoln, Dáithí.

The weather held out for the barbecue and it was great to see Bill and Greycap during the afternoon. As with Friday, there lots of good songs and tunes at the evening session. The best thing that could be said about the saxophone playing is that it's a good job that the photos don't come equipped with sound.

Suzanne, if you take a look at Tim's photos you'll see that I'm drinking from the beer mug I bought in Keel. Happy memories of the 2007 Eurogathering.


Thanks to all that came along and made it a success:
Tim & Jen Leaning;
Helen (Rockhen);
Ian;
Carol;
Greg (Skipjack K8);
Lawrie (Bloke in the Corner);
Bill Sables;
Greycap;


And also to our non-Mudcatter friends;
Eddie and the others from the Tap & Spile;
Brian and his wife
Fred from the Fiddle Club


I'm looking forward to Staithes this summer and, hopefully, the next Eurogathering in Iceland.

DC


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 03 May 09 - 06:08 PM

Forgot to say, great photos Tim.

DC


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 03 May 09 - 06:25 PM

Doug, you should have been in Kiel today - another flea market all over the city centre! I'm sure you'd have found at least one more mug!

Glad to hear the gathering went well.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: GUEST,Dáithí
Date: 05 May 09 - 05:11 AM

No problem Doug - glad the weekend went well and sorry i couldn't be in two places at once!!
We had a great time in Lincoln anyway, with mostly Irish trad, a bit of old tyme and some cool jazz/gypsy style stuff too...oh and a Northumbrian piper from Donegal (don't ask!!).
Hope to get uyp to Barrow sometime in the Summer..

Best wishes to all
Dáithí


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: Wolfgang
Date: 05 May 09 - 08:48 AM

It makes me happy for you to read that you had a great time. It is a pity that weekends are so short if one has to work Monday morning. Two days traveling and one day at Grimsby would have been too much for me. I fear that for the same reason, Iceland will be too far away for me. Now If the Iceland gathering would be in 2012 when I'll have ample time...

Iceland, BTW, is also close to another continent...

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2009 (Grimsby, UK)
From: skarpi
Date: 05 May 09 - 08:53 AM

Wolfgang , who knows I may have another 2012 ?? we´ll I ´ll tihnk of some thing , first finish 2010 .

kv Skarpi


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