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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
Fidjit 21 Dec 08 - 04:25 AM
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
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Doug Chadwick 16 Feb 09 - 01:41 AM
Mr Happy 16 Feb 09 - 06:46 AM
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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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