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Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale

GUEST,"Pigstrings" 18 Apr 09 - 08:53 PM
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Subject: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: GUEST,"Pigstrings"
Date: 18 Apr 09 - 08:53 PM

Yes, we're coming up to that time of year when all good men, women, morris dancers and banjo players should gird up their bells, gather up their 'struments, raise up their voices, and sally forth (sally gardens, sally free-and-easy, etc.)to the Kentish Horse Markbeech, Edenbridge for this year's Pig's Ear Kentish Horse Folk Ale.

This year, it's on Friday 29th - Sunday 31st May.

Except that it actually starts on Wednesday 27th May with a gig at THE OLD EDEN from rock covers band Dangerous Age (featuring lead singer "Pig-cussion" Keef.)

Thursday 28th May, Travelling FOlk will be getting us in the mood with a session at the Kentish Horse.

More info and tickets on http://www.folkale.co.uk

Ad break over. As you were.

Sue


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 02:58 AM

And don't forget the beer.

And the Brian Rodgers bog-driving competition.

And the John Barden audience participation event.


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: John J
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 04:38 AM

Presumably that will be in Kent then.

JJ


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: GUEST,Pigstrings
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 06:07 AM

Oops sorry, forgot there was a world beyond the Kent border.

Yes, Markbeech is in Kent!

Did you know the Kentish Horse is the only pub of that name in the country?


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 07:17 AM

A wonderful occasion, whatever the weather.....

Best wishes,

Peter


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: GUEST,Pigstrings
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 11:48 AM

The weather will be glorious as always. It's ordered.

Sue


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: GUEST,woodsie
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 02:38 PM

Will there be camping available Thursday night?


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: The Barden of England
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 03:02 PM

I'll be there from Thursday Woodsie, so I presume there will be. I'm sure the odd 'piggie' will confirm.
John Barden


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: GUEST,Pigstrings
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 04:04 PM

'ere not so much of the odd piggies!

Yes, the camping field will be open from Wednesday, though the portaloos might not arrive until Thursday. If you're going to be there before Friday, it would be best to give Gina and Jeremy at the Horse a call first - 01342 850493.

And let's hope getting OUT of the camping field won't be quite so "entertaining" this year...


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: The Barden of England
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 04:41 PM

You're only 'odd piggies' if there are 3 or 5 of you :-)

Looking forward to this one - even though I've joined the ranks of the unemployed and umwanted :-(

John Barden


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Girl Friday
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 05:01 PM

Well guys.. hope that you have ordered good weather. The flying Citroen has gone to the big scrapyard in the sky. It's replacement is a Hyundai Matrix... no - not quite a 4 x 4, but hope it can compete in the Brian Rogers handicap bog race if necessary. Pleased to report that the Fox And hounds Folk Club has found a new home.

Great News Folks


The Folk Club has a brand new venue, and it's not too far away from the old one. Lovely Pete has arranged for us to go to his local, The Foresters in Wilmington. It's address is 235 Dartford High Street, but that's at the pretty end!

We start there on Monday 4th May. I know it's a Bank Holiday, but please make an effort to be there. We want to create a good impression. I have spoken to the landlady, Katy, she seems very nice and keen to have us there. We'll probably coming straight from Rochester Sweeps Festival.

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&hl=en&tab=wl

Thats the Google Map and directions from Eynsford


So,let's make a date for Mondays at 8.30 starting with a singaround .


Sue


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Girl Friday
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 05:26 PM

Sorry - that should be Dartford High road


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Pigstrings
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 06:08 PM

John, you may be unemployed but never unwanted!

Sue - great news about the F&H, but I fear Wilmington is a bit too much of a haul for us on a weeknight. I shall stick closer to home and make more of an effort to support Nellies on appropriate Mondays!


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 20 Apr 09 - 06:16 AM


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 20 Apr 09 - 06:26 AM

I would love to attend this year has I have never been before and have heard so much about it. I wish to camp from the Thursday night ,

Now can I just turn up and pay for me pitch etc or do I have to book?
Where is the nearest station to the campsite.
I camp and travel light so are there shops nearby.
More importantly is there a Off license nearby.
I also like to cook me own food ever on a couple of stobes or on the embers a Fire would the latter be possible?
Kind regards Pierre.


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: The Barden of England
Date: 21 Apr 09 - 07:13 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Pigstrings
Date: 21 Apr 09 - 05:08 PM

Pierre,

- Tickets are cheaper if you buy them in advance but you can get them "on the door" (well, from the tent) from Friday onwards.Info on http://www.folkale.co.uk
- Nearest station is Cowden - about 1.5 miles from the Kentish Horse; small station in the middle of nowhere and no transport there. If you don't want a hike carrying your stuff, get the train to Edenbridge Town and take a taxi, it's only a ten minute journey.
- I'm afraid Edenbridge is the nearest source of shops - nothing in Markbeech. But the Kentish Horse will be serving food all weekend (I think they're doing breakfasts again, will check).
- You can bring your own drink on the campsite, but not on the festival site as it's in the pub garden, and it would be rather rude to our hosts at the Kentish Horse who let us take over their place for a weekend. So in the marquee, garden and bar, drinks bought from the pub only, please.
- Stoves and BBQs are no problem.
- The campsite is accessed through the pub car park. There's a water tap and there will be loos.

email pigsear@mac.com if you have any other questions.
Sue


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 23 Apr 09 - 07:53 AM

Thanks Pigstings.
I never book in advance due to my unsteady work relating to time off but i do not mind paying a little extra,but it sounds great. try to get there for the Friday day .,
Regards Pierre.


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Pigstrings
Date: 25 Apr 09 - 06:00 PM

Friday officially starts around 7.30 pm. If there are people there earlier, there will be music earlier. This is a festival made by the people who come to it!!


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: The Barden of England
Date: 26 Apr 09 - 03:33 AM

Pierre le Chapeau - you'll be more than welcome to eat with us, and if you're a good boy I'll even come and get you from Cowden or Edenbridge stations on the friday (I assume around 1pm or thereabouts). I'll send you a PM with mobile numbers that you can phone us on.
John Barden


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 04:38 AM

Thank you very much John & Jan. Thats very kind of you.
I have your PM and I shall have a chat with you over the Sweeps weekend.


I put it to you my behavior will be impeccable,

I will bring a couple of huge Fresh Fishes with me along with Lemon Cabbage and Leek with the appropriate fishy herbs to go with it and I will steam cook them over coals on my home made three tier Biscuit tin oven of Knockholt fame..

Kindest regards to you both
Pierre Le Chapeau.


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: My guru always said
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 04:00 PM

Wish we could come along but I'm booked at Bude Fest again which clashes, it's such a shame as I'd really like to support more local fests more. Anyway, know you'll have a Fab time, keep up the good work!
Hil


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: GUEST,woodsie
Date: 28 Apr 09 - 06:07 AM

Pierre - tried to email you at the old hotmail address and it was returned. If Kay is not in hospital (she has to see the surgeon on 20th May(ish)) Then you can get a lift there and back with us!


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 28 Apr 09 - 10:38 AM

Woodsie I have a new email address I will give to to you at The Sweeps.


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 13 May 09 - 07:32 PM

Wee-hee it's nearly Piggytime!

There is not a lot of need for Vanwatch this year, I need to put the shower taps back together, and it looks as if I won't have the million watt ICE and subs installed in the van in time, and that's about it.

How is Chickwatch?

And has the landlord cut the grass yet? I gather it is going to come down like Niagara all weekend...


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: The Barden of England
Date: 14 May 09 - 04:07 AM

I have a bit of 'vanwatch' myself this year on the hot water side. Could be the non-return on the cold inlet side, plus I have to change the water filter. Hope it'll be ready for Piggytime.
John Barden


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 14 May 09 - 04:34 AM

I have a spare filter if you need one desperately. I'll have it with me the Piggy. At present I have taken the core out of the old one on the basis that I use fresh water daily so what's the point of the filter? The non-return valves are horrid to change. They are plastic (if it's like mine) and you need to get all the small-bore fittings off to get a tight-fitting socket on otherwise the corners round off and then you ARE stymied. I found a bloke in Nottingham who would do the parts cheap - but mine still dribbles if you run the heater before you have attached the drop-in pump.

The bloke wot does the bits on my van that I can't took another look at mine (and it still dribbles as aforesaid) and he had to get at it by removing the Carver II fitting panel from the van (from the outside) to put it on a bench to dismantle. I want to try adding another non-return in the pipe. That seemed to work fine on the old van but the pipe diameters are different.

If you put the water container above the inlet socket, then water will not drain out, but siphon in, and if you then have hot water it is definitely the non-return valve (or maybe the pump) that is the problem.

I also have a very hi capacity pump I want to try, to get a better shower, but some people are telling me that if I overdo it I could blow all the seals in the Carver II and possibly throughout the water system. The hicap in my old van never did that though, on a much older system. If it works you can have my old one to try out if you like.


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: The Barden of England
Date: 14 May 09 - 07:27 AM

Thanks Richard - I may well take you up on that if the cold water inlet is not the problem.
John Barden


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 14 May 09 - 02:25 PM

It's a great event and I wish I was going but I have to be in the Midlands that weekend - enjoy yourselves everyone


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 17 May 09 - 04:30 PM

Let it come down like Niagara, who cares has long has the beer flows the music plays we can still enjoy it.


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 17 May 09 - 05:36 PM

They who need to get their trailers out of the field later care, that's who!


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: GUEST,Pierre Le Chapeau.
Date: 17 May 09 - 09:32 PM

"They who need to get there trailers out the field later care, thats who!
You trailer folk are dry warm have hot showers and nice warm beds.

The Parlarva of a mud soddened field comes Free with the Trailer Richard?

I quite enjoyed spectating last years fiasco of trailers getting out ofF the field at Knockholt it whiled away a wet Sunday morning.If I recall you did not fair to bad?


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: GUEST,Pierre le Chapeau.
Date: 17 May 09 - 09:46 PM

Indeed after watching the fun from the confort of me own tent I packed up in a jiffy and retired to the Tallyho to await my lift home.
I was some what puzzled to find your trailer sitting in the Tally Ho car park but there was no sign of you or the Volvo. It was still there at 3.30 when my lift home arrived. I took the liberty to knock on the door of your trailer but there was no one In. What Happened?


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 17 May 09 - 09:59 PM

Knockers: yes, one Volvo, two trailers. Both out of field like dose of salts (secret, long steady run up, commit firmly, control the slide through the gate, impressed the hell out of Romany Man). So I had to pop one trailer in pub carpark, tow other home, come back for first... All with an iffy head gasket in the turbo...

This year plan might be to take the green one (the 2-litre) to Piggy, as I think it has an LSD, very useful in field.


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: open mike
Date: 18 May 09 - 01:36 AM

perhaps your LSD is different from the type I heard about
from the good old days...

i would like to have more info on this "I will steam cook them over coals on my home made three tier Biscuit tin oven ."

sounds like a handy camping device. have any pictures?


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 18 May 09 - 03:40 AM

Limited Slip Diff.


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 18 May 09 - 06:45 AM

Hi Open Mike.
Re to cook in a biscuit tin, Its on the web go to Google type in biscuit tin oven.

I have no pictures of mine but I cook most or if not all of my meals on the open camp fire or in a biscuit tin oven on a throw away barbecue. When I am camping . It comes with both trial and error and burned offerings to begin but I have become quite good at it and well known for doing it.
I cook whole Chicken and Fish and with my further two tier I can steam has well by creating steam from a reservoir of water stored in another tin. My Grandfather taught me to cook in a tin when I was a boy because he was a Army man and had mastered the biscuit tin cooking and passed it on to me. But like any Cooking you must take into consideration Heat and distance from both flame and embers or you will burn the lot.. I use flour and water seals to create a airtight cooking oven.
I will be cooking like this at Pigs Ear so I try to get some photos and post them on this site when the event is finished. Thanks for your interest Regards Pierre.
............................................................................................................................................
I forgot Richard you had two trailers at Knockers last year. A field with two gates is useful use one for the duration of arriving and back and forth etc Re cars. And use the second entrance for the day of leaving .


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 18 May 09 - 08:37 AM

And of course if Pete gets it wrong or goes to the pub for too long then you get the other army aspect of the invention - a steaming tin-thrower, in which steam pressure delivers ingredients rendered to the constituency of napalm to all within about 20 feet...


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 18 May 09 - 12:11 PM

Excellent Richard.
Yes indeed you have to be careful. I put flat stones in one of my ovens so I could take it off the heat from below and stone bake. from the tin above I was trying to bake bread.. What I did not know was the stones had to be sun cooked dried right through. These stones looked dry on the outside but were wet on the inside. I was in the kitchen and there was one almighty BANG. The biscuit tin lid I have never recovered I think it remains are on the roof of my house. I solved the problem by drilling a hole and placing a piece of copper pipe to act has a kind of steam valve.

I hasten to add I would never cook with stones on a camp site and when I cook at knockholt camp I always just cook with ordinary tins so there is no. worries just saves a lot of washing up and enables me to travel light.


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: GUEST,Jon Dudley
Date: 19 May 09 - 11:45 AM

We oldies accompanied the Young Coppers to the Pigs Ear last year. A very friendly small festival it was too. I'm a bit biased about the location as my auntie lived next door to the Kentish Horse and my grandma down the road and I've always viewed Markbeech and Horseshoe Green as God's own country. Do try and have a walk around the area if you get a chance, it's beautiful...oh, and there's a fabulous walk through the woods and fields up to the pub from Cowden station.


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 20 May 09 - 08:04 AM

I have never been before so I will have to explore the area during the day. I cannot arrive now until some time Friday due to work commitments but I am really looking forward to it.


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 20 May 09 - 08:19 AM

My grandfather in WW1 cooked a dead piglet in a empty metal Ammunition box in Flanders .
Once cooked it was immediately confiscated by the Company Sergeant Major who had it in turn confiscated from him by his senior officer and so on. Once eaten by who ever, it was traced back to him and he was put on a charge for stealing a Pig.


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 20 May 09 - 09:22 AM

Damn it Pedro, I think there's a song in there somewhere...


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 20 May 09 - 09:24 AM

Particularly if his intent was to give the pig a fitting burial, and the fire that cooked it accidental -

In fact I hope that Sue Rule picks it up and has the song ready by next week!


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: GUEST,synbyn
Date: 20 May 09 - 09:59 AM

pity it wasn't a banjo...


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: The Barden of England
Date: 20 May 09 - 10:08 AM

'I hit it with a Banjo, and it danced a jig'

John Barden


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 20 May 09 - 05:11 PM

Oh no! John no! John no! John

Geordie Charlton he danced a jig
Played a little banjo
To sound like a pig
To the tune of (etc)


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: GUEST,Pigstrings
Date: 20 May 09 - 07:08 PM

The WWI pig definitely needs a song! May not be ready by this year's Ale though...

However, Keith has written a Folk Ale Anthem, and you are all invited to come and learn it Sunday morning. With luck, we'll finish the Sunday afternoon session with a massed rendition.

's a good song!! Make a glorious noise!


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 20 May 09 - 07:24 PM

Honest that a true story and if you folk wanna make a song of it then me old granddad would be honored and so would I sincerely


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 22 May 09 - 12:52 PM

Happy Birthday Bob Dylan. 22ND MAY 09.


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 22 May 09 - 05:57 PM

Brian Rogers Bog driving competition ? That sounds interesting? Will he set it up fotr me before I start?


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 22 May 09 - 05:59 PM

I think the monsoon on Monday is the start...


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 22 May 09 - 07:14 PM

This is interesting due to the fact that I have never done Pigs Ear Before. I am Coming down Friday empty handed Woodsie is bring my stuff in the Car Thursday.

I get there Friday Morn. I have Saturday and like Knockholt I assumed we vacated sometime Sunday. If we do not leave till the Monday Moonsoon or other wise THATS GREAT.

CONFIRM PLEASE. THAT MONDAY iS THE DAY OF DEPARTURE.


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 22 May 09 - 07:19 PM

It would be great to have Sunday Night has well considering Monday
Is not a Bank Holiday. Im back to work Tuesday.3 nights better then 2?


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: The Barden of England
Date: 23 May 09 - 02:16 AM

I stay over the Sunday night and leave on Monday Pete, so no problems there.
John Barden


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 23 May 09 - 02:40 AM

Monday Monsoon is the day after tomorrow, ie the 25th.

Monday after Piggie is seven days later.


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 23 May 09 - 07:23 AM

Thanks John thats great.
To much night work I do not know what day of the week it is?


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 23 May 09 - 09:18 AM

I have just looked up the train journey. Kidbrooke to London Bridge. Change at London Bridge.
London bridge to Cowden Journey time in all 66 minutes. Woodsie said he would take my camping stuff down Thursday so if I get the early train I aim to be on site by 12.00.
Unless of course I get waylaid in some country pub when I get off at Cowden.
John Barden said he would kindly pick me up from Cowden and to ring him when I get there.
Excellent looking forward to it.


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 23 May 09 - 12:45 PM

PlC - if you can fix lifts, it will be MUCH better for getting back to get a return to Orpington.


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 23 May 09 - 12:59 PM

Sorry, on wrong thread. I was thinking Knockers...


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 23 May 09 - 12:59 PM

Thanks Richard But I do not know yet how Im getting back Woodsie may give me a lift all the way home from Pig ear he only lives up the road from me. But Orpington is a good idea if all else fails.
thanks. Is there a pub at Cowdon station?


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: The Barden of England
Date: 23 May 09 - 05:37 PM

Van watch - I've acquired the non-return on the cold inlet side and will be dealing with that on Monday - just need the filter now and that should (hopefully) do it. Roll on Thursday.
John Barden


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 23 May 09 - 05:48 PM

Roll on Friday Looking forward to a good weekend?


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 23 May 09 - 07:36 PM

That's Oasis isn't it?

"you get a roll with it"

??


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Pigstrings
Date: 24 May 09 - 08:03 PM

There is naff all at Cowden station. Nearest pub is - er - the Kentish Horse!

Cowden station isnt in Cowden. It's just outside Markbeech.

We are very confusing in this part of the world....hope you all find it OK!!


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 25 May 09 - 02:34 PM

Oh dear, I hope my lust for alcohol has returned by the weekend. More beer is NOT on my agenda today!


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: The Barden of England
Date: 25 May 09 - 02:54 PM

Caravan watch - Tried to replace the cold inlet on the Carver Cascade 2 but the old one was brittle and snapped!!!!! Looks like I'll have to get the whole carver unit out, somehow strip out the old plastic before I can get the new one in. So it may be hot water via kettle for the Pigs Ear festival. Good write up in the Maidstone edition of the Kent Messenger I see.
John Barden


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 25 May 09 - 04:11 PM

That happens even to professionals with those inlets (with the non-return valve inside). If you can get the snap-on hose connectors off, it is but the work of half an hour to drop the Carver 2 out of the van - outwards, although you will need to clean off all the old sealant and re-seal afterwards. With the Carver out it should not be too hard to get the old valve out - if necessary, careful work with a hand-drill and scriber must succeed, but do not overdo the drilling and make sure that it is straight and central.

I should have fitted the high pressure pump today and tested the water installation, but I have in stead rested after yesterday's imbibitions!


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: The Barden of England
Date: 25 May 09 - 04:51 PM

Caravan watch - I've got the hoses off no problem Richard, it's just half the bloody inlet left behind **"@&%"" it!!! Never mind, it's really only a small inconvenience, I just need to manufactore a blank for the hose end for now just in case.
John Barden


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 25 May 09 - 05:31 PM

Er.......

If one doesn't have a non-return inlet valve or an exploding biscuit tin, is one still able to attend this illustrious gathering?

Just an innocent enquiry.......


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 25 May 09 - 07:01 PM

I have worked all afternoon on making my own Chinese lanterns like the ones we used on the 24th, in Upper Stokeit was very successful. In the experiment I used a bag from a well know Burger Chain some cotton a match box and a Night light, The fist went up in the air but set alight and came crashing down into my lavender bush where a bucket of water at hand put out the offending flames so after a few adjustment to the inner hanger the second was a great success I make some for Pigs Ear.


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 25 May 09 - 07:01 PM

Pete There is a charge but I guess you be very welcome


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: The Barden of England
Date: 26 May 09 - 04:03 AM

Don't worry Waddon Pete, you can have the sheared off portion of the non-return inlet valve :-)
John Barden


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 26 May 09 - 05:31 AM

Thanks John,

Just what I always wanted! :o)

Best wishes,

Peter


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Mick Woods
Date: 26 May 09 - 02:06 PM

Message for Pete D'Hat

Sorry mate can't make it - big problems

Have a GREAT TIME


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 26 May 09 - 02:11 PM

Sorry to hear that Woodsie. Will you send the Sausage Smuggler as a late substitute?


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Subject: Vanwatch!
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 26 May 09 - 02:15 PM

I dismantled my water pickup pipe to fit the new highcap pump and the neck is a different size. Plastic sleeving and plumber's silicon and some small jubilee clips may be needed.


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 26 May 09 - 03:44 PM

Got the message Mick Thanks for letting us know hope things work out for you ? and you can get to Knockers


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 27 May 09 - 04:19 AM

To Essex Girl and Naughty forty I am working nights until 7am Friday morning and when I am not at work I am at home sleeping during the day so to get my camping gear to
Essex Girls is not possible also Essex Girl works days so I really do not know what to do about getting my camping gear over to Essex Girls?


Ok here is what I am going to do. Due to both work issues above. I am going to half load me camping gear take bare essentials and do the whole thing by train. I have to do some running about Friday morning so once that par-larva is finished I can get underway I hope to be on camp site by latest 1300hrs. Friday.

I have asked Essex Girl to ring me at work tonight (Wed) and I will call her back so maybe something else can be arranged if not do not worry I will get there some point Friday.
Kind Regards Pierre


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: The Barden of England
Date: 27 May 09 - 04:25 AM

Pierre Le Chapeau - See my PM

John Barden


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 27 May 09 - 04:51 AM

John PM seen I have replied.


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 27 May 09 - 04:58 AM

Ok folks it 10.00 time for me to get me head down I have JBs Mobile I try ringing tonight and I am expecting Essex Girl to call tonight but its club night tonight so she may not?


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: dilligafxx
Date: 27 May 09 - 05:14 AM

Pete if Richard taking spare Tent (now fixed) and me spare sleeping bag and invitation to dinner and breakfast and use of camp stove when needed would help, your welcome xx


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 27 May 09 - 06:40 AM

Essex Girl and Naughty forty everything is sorted being picked up at 1200 from my place and can bring full camping equipment so little apprentice can have my sleeping quarters in my big tent and so has not to disturb her if she retires before us we can both sleep in the adjoining floor space i van bring cookers and all much of my stuff is throwaway after the event so coming back is no problem.

A big thank-you to all who offered help.


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: vectis
Date: 27 May 09 - 12:19 PM

And never forget that The Travelling Folk will be there in force (tour de force that is) on Thursday night.
See you all there!


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Subject: Vanwatch!
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 27 May 09 - 01:25 PM

Thanks to a bit of bodgery with garden hose and jubilee clips the new shower pump works. Too soon to say whether it will be much of an improvement in the wet but on paper the delivery rate is a lot better.

But the non-return valve is still pants and I am going to have to figure out how to get an inline one into the circuit.

Other job before Friday is to check the generator just in case.

Between Friday and Knockers I can rip the shower plumbing apart to put the shower on the other side and install new shower rail and curtains. Big Dick promises me that my awning will be fixed by then too.

So, John, in case it is any use I have a spare water pump.


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: naughtyforty
Date: 27 May 09 - 01:47 PM

Great news Pierre. Essex Girl is picking us up from Edenbridge Station at 4.30 on Friday so we will see you there shortly after that. Looking forward to the weekend!!


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: GUEST,Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 27 May 09 - 03:13 PM

Right lets see about sleeping arangements for you and little apprentice.
Im bringing a 4 birth which you and little aprentice can sleep in.all to your selfs

If Richard could bring the tent that he has just mended the one with the pole that would not fit I will sleep in that.
Val said that was ok.
The reason for this is simple I usually stay up most of the night but Im in and out of me tent has I require things. Like more beer more Fags More......Dont matter
If little apprentice goes to bed early then she will be woken up by our comings and goings, so I think it would be better for all concerned if I let you have my big tent Parlarva sorted .
I will sleep in Vals Spare tent.. That Richard has in his Garage.
What a Fiasco.


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: The Barden of England
Date: 27 May 09 - 03:23 PM

Caravan watch - Richard, the water pump's fine (at the moment) so I can get water up. With a bit of blue tac and a prayer we will have cold water, and just boil what's needed as and when, a sort of shower without the shower head. At least we have a wet room and a 'cludgie' - the most important things for an ageing hippy :-)
John Barden


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 27 May 09 - 06:53 PM

Hi Naughty forty if Essex Girl is giving you a lift in from Edenbridge does that mean that you WIll be bringing a tent with you from Hastings or do you still wish to use my tent and me borrow Vals.
which richard will has stored in his garage
Pieere Le Chapeau is getting confused again? Its ...Two Tense. "Im going up the Pole"
I never had such a song and dance about tents?


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 28 May 09 - 12:16 AM

Hi All
Cant post tonight internet shall be down at work so Have a safe journey all and I will see you all there

Im sure the tent parlarva
will be ok once were are there naughty, Im being picked up at 1200ish so I hope to be on site and set up by 0400hrs because I want to try to go off and explore locally I understand the area is quite nice sceanically


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 28 May 09 - 02:52 AM

I will take both Val's small tent and my 4-man. But I probably won't be there until after 4pm (1600 hrs) Friday. I usually aim to roll out at noon, and usually miss my target somewhat...


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: naughtyforty
Date: 28 May 09 - 07:10 AM

Pierre - although Linda is picking us up from Edenbridge we have to get there via a bus and two trains so I wasn't going to bring my tent as it is quite heavy. Thanks for all your help with everything and see you there on Friday.


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 28 May 09 - 07:14 AM

Hi Richard.
Thanks for bringing the tents I will put my tent up for naughty forty when I get there straight away and Vals tent when you arrive and have settled. I am leaving Monday when ever it suits me but If you wanna roll off for 1200 hrs noon then tVals tent will be down and packed up awaiting you well before that I always take an alarm clock camping . Thanks again Pete.


Much of the stuff Im bringing in regards to cooking can be dumped in a fin or skip at the end of the event if this is possible or is one expected to take there rubbish with them?

+ does Pig Ear have a Camp fire to sit around on camp site or is there a camp fire range in the pub festival area.
Right see you all tomorrow.


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Subject: Vanwatch
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 28 May 09 - 12:10 PM

On a different thread Girl Friday reports: -

"Caravan out of hibernation. Got it out of garage ok. Changed the number on the reg. plate, and restocked food etc. Len is now off to the garage to install hardware for the boat winch. Hopefully it will take less effort than normal to get the b****er back in, See you at Piggy's."


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 28 May 09 - 12:14 PM

There is no camp fire at Piggy's.

The pub sells nice but quite costly food so you have no chance of using their cooking facilities.

I used to have a chimnea but it got nicked and I have not got a firepit.

I usually roll (or get towed) off Sunday afternoon - working womble on Monday...


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 28 May 09 - 12:53 PM

Yipee internet at work is still working.

No Camp Fire no Problem I am bringing two stoves and a B.B.Q, Spare Coals and a biscuit tin oven so I can cook to me hearts content. I am staying Sunday Night and I help Womble on Monday Until Mid Day,ish. Thanks Richard see you there.


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 28 May 09 - 03:33 PM

"Iam a bit concered about this Pig Flu virus we wont get Quarenteened will we?


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: The Barden of England
Date: 29 May 09 - 04:48 AM

No Pierre, that would be Pig's Nose so no danger of quarantine. Good News is that the fields(s)are nice and dry and the grass is cut. It's already bloody warm here and the pub's cellar is full to the brim. The forecast is a good one, there are 5 portaloos, the marquee is up and all isgetting ready. There's lovely then. See you at 12 noon Pierre.
John Bardem


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: The Barden of England
Date: 30 May 09 - 04:48 AM

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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: GUEST,naughtyforty
Date: 30 May 09 - 06:57 AM

Having a great time here in the sunshine enjoying the music and beer


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: GUEST,Girl Friday
Date: 30 May 09 - 07:08 AM

Jt is great here. hot, sunny, good music and song. Come on down!


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: GUEST,woodsie
Date: 30 May 09 - 07:27 AM

Well I made it! This is a live party political broadcast on behalf of the never ending party that we're all having here at the kentish Horse. So far we have seen The Dealers, Wasps In The Woodshed, Pig's Ear and John Barden, Looking forward to getting weighed in with Pete D'Hat, Rachael, Hoff, Cloggy, Essex, Dilligaf, Centre Partin' and a whole load of great people.


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: GUEST,Pierre Le Hat
Date: 30 May 09 - 07:46 AM

having a ball.


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: GUEST,woodsie
Date: 30 May 09 - 09:42 PM

In my tent now 02:40 these netbooks are great. Pig's Ear - I'm there next year! Great £25 for a fantastic time with great people and great music!


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: naughtyforty
Date: 31 May 09 - 01:03 PM

Just got back from a fantastic weekend. Had a great time as did Little Apprentice. Will definitely be back next year.


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 31 May 09 - 05:18 PM

Well, prepare for a gush. Totally, totally glorious. Wonderful weather people and music. The best Piggy ever (despite the untouchable music from the Young Coppers last year) taking one thing with another.

For the first time in my life I enjoyed a "tunes session" - taking my place in the mandolin orchestra with most of "Wasps in the Woodshed" (including TWO harp players) a wonderful piano accordian player, two wonderful button meolodeon players, a threepenny bit player more than holding her own - a silver piccolo player (I think it was), and driving rhythms from Bernard on the Djembe nobly assisted by a girl who played castanets better than average and kept hinting at apanish dance with her movements, and I think it must have been her sister dancing her skin off. And many others - at least two fine fiddlers, three tenor players who kept out of each other's way - all avoiding the "Lets play another Irish tune as fast as we can - how do they tell them apart" trap. I think there were a few Irish tunes, but it never got samey.

Fine stuff outside in the big (ish) tent on the PA rig. The Piggies themselves unfailingly helpful and polite, and pretending to like what one played (Oh, all right, Grant did say of my version of "Gentlemen of High Renown" - - - "Only you would think of doing that to it" - but I took it as a compliment.

A terrific range of music, from 60s/70s electric rock through to hard core 1954 English folk.

The pub food not exhorbitantly priced, a good range of beer in good condition and at fair prices, level(ish) part s of the field kept for caravans to avoid bog driving even if it was wet, which it wasn't.

Bargain price tee-shirts.

Perfection!


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: melodeonboy
Date: 31 May 09 - 05:22 PM

Ooooh, what a cracking festival!

A big thanks to Pig's Ear for running it, and all the lovely people who made it something really special.


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: The Barden of England
Date: 01 Jun 09 - 03:56 AM

It's almost deserted here now. Marquee came down and went in 1 hour (how do they do that). We had a lovely gentle end of festival session last night, with Bob Kenward finishing the evening with one of his brilliant songs, and what's more finished on time.
A big, BIG thanks you to Pig's Ear for putting on such a great and rounded festival. As Richard so rightly said it was an inspired mix of guests, none of which would disgrace any of the bigger festivals. All in all a brilliant time.
On a personal note, thanks to all who came to the friday, saturday and sunday evening sessions, you make my life so easy.
John Barden


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: GUEST, Richard Bridge invigilating an exam
Date: 01 Jun 09 - 09:47 AM

refresh (I think Woodsie and M. le Chapeau must still be asleep...)


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Mick Woods
Date: 01 Jun 09 - 10:06 AM

Asleep! I was up at 7AM

I agree with all that Richard and John have said what a great event!


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: GUEST,synbyn
Date: 01 Jun 09 - 03:18 PM

Great to meet some catters whose faces are now familiar! Had a great Sunday, so big thanks to the Piggies and all the sound crew who made it such a pleasure, and to the laid-back JB for the evening sing... and the pub too, lovely grub! See you all over the summer!


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 01 Jun 09 - 06:30 PM

When I can find the words I,ll Post em.


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 01 Jun 09 - 06:34 PM

In the mean time . ' Go to Knock holt. thread.


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: GUEST,T D L
Date: 02 Jun 09 - 08:12 AM

Don't go direct to Knockholt thread. Do not pass go, and if collecting £200.00, pass it on to us poor leopards. There was a great shortage of antelope on the plains of Markbeech. We had to rough it by eating "dogfood" stew, veggie pasta, and bacon sarnies. Our newly acquired winch worked like a dream, and putting the caravan in the garage was a breeze. However, Len still had to lie down in a darkened room afterwards. Thanks to all pigs and piglets for a great weekend.


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: GUEST,T D L
Date: 02 Jun 09 - 08:36 AM

For anyone involved in the research of "Captain Jinks" discussion, we have found the said song in the digitrad. It is a Music Hall song, now played as a square dance in U S A.


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 02 Jun 09 - 09:05 AM

A very well done to everybody who both played and sung at the sing around,s and also to the booked performers in the Marquee a brilliant show one and all. It was fantastic to have a floor spot so close to those Harpists and to see first hand how both beautifully they played and clearly how difficult the Harp is to play and then later on in the evening to have the pleasure of sitting with them and my other tent neighbors to chat and drink and tell jokes more or less to sun up Sunday Morn.

Well done to the bar staff of The Kentish Horse who worked tirelessly especially on the Saturday night when the place was bursting . At one point I went to the bar clean shaven and by the time I was served I had grown a Goatee but none the more for that well done.

To Naughty forty and little apprentice it was fun having you share but may be difficult to comfortable accommodate you both in future has I have decided to go back to a small tent. solely to be able to travel light to these great events. I hope the new people who have my tent now have has much fun has I have had in it ?

Ride On was great on the Saturday night and I really got into it although this time I left the finger picking out has that is Mr Bridges bit. I fear in my enthusiasm I may have drowned out poor Melodeon boy who was sitting right next to me ,Sorry mate.

Thanks to Richard Bridge who showed me with great patients and explanation the proper way to string up a guitar 1.2.1. tuition which I wont forget, clearly a great teacher and a wit to boot.
thanks Woodsiie my mate and drinking partner. Its a shame we never found that magic cottage in the woods. And that bloody Thorn is still in my foot.
I should have seen Chris the healer a perfect gentleman who sorted out Naughty Forty when her foot got thorns it on the Saturday and he worked tirelessly to remove all of them back at our tent.

I am some what worried that Val wants me to wear a long dress at Knockholt? some thing to do with me long hair and tight bum in cut-downs. Hopefully it was because she was pissed and now she is sober she wont remember or if she does she will clearly realize that the whole idea is ridiculous and that will be the end of the matter. Yeah Right?

And finally to John Barden who if it was not for him I would have had a difficult time getting to the event on Friday and a impossible time getting both meself and all me stuff back home again.

To Pigs Ear The event was great .£25.00 well spent and I look forward to seeing every one at Knockholt.


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Mick Woods
Date: 02 Jun 09 - 09:51 AM

Hear ear Pete, I am wrestling with video footage and hope to post some clips to YouTube including Richard's string changing mini workshop.


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: melodeonboy
Date: 02 Jun 09 - 09:52 AM

"I fear in my enthusiasm I may have drowned out poor Melodeon boy who was sitting right next to me"

Me - drowned out? Shurely shome mishtake!


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 02 Jun 09 - 11:27 AM

The closest you get to "drowned" would surely be in a butt of Malmesy.


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: melodeonboy
Date: 02 Jun 09 - 11:52 AM

Ah! Like George, Duke of Clarence? There are worse ways to go!


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 02 Jun 09 - 12:23 PM

If you try it in lager you have to keep getting out for a P.


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: The Barden of England
Date: 02 Jun 09 - 02:15 PM

I tried to find a surfeit of lampreys, but not a single one to be had. The Larkins Blonde on the other hand (and I don't mean Catherine Zeta Jones in a wig, although come to think of it)was delicious, and a surfeit was almost worth it. Have the 'Folk Police' come knocking yet Richard?
John Barden


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 03 Jun 09 - 01:49 PM

So how are the vids coming Woodsie?


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Mick Woods
Date: 03 Jun 09 - 01:58 PM

I spent ages editing the RB performance video and then another 3 attempts to upload to youtube only to have it rejected. Youtube will only accept video up to 10 minutes in duration (to stop people uploading TV progs. My Video was 20 mins 30 secs I have now broken it down to parts 1, 2 & 3 and have started the upload.


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 03 Jun 09 - 02:06 PM

I hope you took out all the bum notes!

Actually, I'm a little scared that it may show how dreadful I really am. I nearly stopped playing after the first few Nags head vids until Fisheye got that wonderful Rode mic on his camera and it found the tone in my voice that my voice didn't...


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 03 Jun 09 - 03:04 PM

RB - the flaws you hear in recordings of your own voice, others don't.

Got to agree that Rode mic does pick up so well that I can even bear to listen to recordings of myself. Now if only that camera could slim bodies and smooth wrinkles, I wouldn't feel so self conscious.


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Mick Woods
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 08:55 AM

Here is part one of Richard's performance Richard Bridge at Pig's Ear Folk Ale


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 10:11 AM

Thank you Woodsie, I'm not ashamed of that. Pity Grant puts so much treble on the guitar and indeed PA generally: a bit less brightness, and a spot of bass boost, chorus, and reverb (or even straight slapback) would have transformed that performance. In real life the guitar is quite warm and resonant, and the bug in it is a Headway (a good one).

I see what you meant about the "toys" shelf on the mic stand though - it gets in the way of your shots of my left hand almost every time!


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Mick Woods
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 11:09 AM

It probably isn't Grant's fault. My camera is a cheapo JVC with built in Mic and youtube compresses and changes format. I thought your guitar sounded fantastic. Part 2 & 3 will follow on my next post - I have had to compress these to 10% to upload quickly so quality may not be perfect, I think it's OK. I will eventually burn the uncompressed stuff to a DVD when I get time!


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: GUEST,Pierre Le Chapeau.
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 11:13 AM


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Mick Woods
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 11:15 AM

OK here we go:

Richard Bridge 1

Richard Bridge 2

Richard Bridge 3

I will publish a video compilation of the rest of the weekend soon.


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: GUEST,Pierre Le Chapeau. Rushing out to work.
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 11:16 AM

Nice one Woodsie well-done done mate does not work too well on my Apple keeps cutting out and starting again but the sound is good and i think Richard ,s Guitar sound great.


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 11:43 AM

Thank you Woodsie. My guitar mistakes on "Coalhouse Door" grate, but the ones on Substitute are not too obvious. Shame you missed the little tease intro about it being a folk song and seeing who clocked it the first time down the neck - you start at the second time down!


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Mick Woods
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 02:44 PM

Pete - the reason it is pausing is to do with streaming speed. The data has to be buffered first then played back. What is happening here is that the playback is faster than the buffering, Press the pause button and you will see the buffering grey line move slowly left to right, when you press play again the "play line" is a darker red colour and follows over the "buffer line"

Richard - I did edit a lot of stuff out because I wanted to keep the upload to a minimum size. There was a lot of overpowering background noise (probably me!) on the intro. Sorry about the poorer quality of part 2 & 3 but, again I had to squeeze the file to a minimum as I was hogging the family computer! Part 1 was a bit better but took ages to upload.


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 02:45 PM

All good Woodsie


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Mick Woods
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 02:58 PM

Here is a short compilation video Pete & Woodsie's Pig's Ear Parlavar


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: GUEST,Girl Friday
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 04:16 PM

"If you try it in lager you have to keep getting out for a P. "

Not worth bothering to get out is it? Surely urine can only improve lager?


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 05:38 PM

No, it makes it warm.


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Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 02:51 AM

can't wait for the weekend when I have time to watch the videos properly.


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