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Upton Folk Festival 2009

neardura 05 May 09 - 03:21 PM
Aeola 05 May 09 - 03:29 PM
Dame Pattie Smith EPNS 05 May 09 - 04:07 PM
bubblyrat 05 May 09 - 05:57 PM
GUEST,Mr Red 06 May 09 - 07:54 AM
Two of a Hind 06 May 09 - 08:38 AM
Tug the Cox 06 May 09 - 11:14 AM
the lemonade lady 06 May 09 - 12:20 PM
My guru always said 06 May 09 - 04:27 PM
neardura 07 May 09 - 03:34 PM
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Subject: Upton Folk Festival 2009
From: neardura
Date: 05 May 09 - 03:21 PM

Hi Mudcatters
Any opinions on this years UFF (good or bad)?


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Subject: RE: Upton Folk Festival 2009
From: Aeola
Date: 05 May 09 - 03:29 PM

Busy working but thoroughly enjoyed the Fest. There seemed to be plenty of sessions and entertainment. The pubs really made us feel welcome and the late finish at the Rugby club was a bonus.The weather was kind also. My highlight was at the sunday night talent show in the Star. Some good performers and the JUG of ale for £7.50 ( at least 4 pints of real ale) went down well. In fact all the pubs were offering real ale at reasonable prices!! I'll be there next year!!


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Subject: RE: Upton Folk Festival 2009
From: Dame Pattie Smith EPNS
Date: 05 May 09 - 04:07 PM

Splottie and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. It was a lovely atmosphere and a very relaxing weekend compared to my day job! Thank you Upton organisers.


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Subject: RE: Upton Folk Festival 2009
From: bubblyrat
Date: 05 May 09 - 05:57 PM

Well,I thoroughly enjoyed the Spoons workshop,Patti (thankyou )and Ned's version of "The Lone Ranger" (it was worth it just for that !).I wasn't very well,to be honest,but discovering a road in town called "Minge Lane" cheered me up a bit----however,it was cold and shivery guarding the campsite gate ,near the layby,from 1800--2200 on Sunday night,but you pays your money (or rather ,you don't !) & that's what you have to expect !!Got off the campsite early yesterday,as soon as it started raining----front-wheel-drive Mondeos don't like muddy tracks ! Altogether a nice weekend ...."Calan" were FABULOUS , I felt !!


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Subject: RE: Upton Folk Festival 2009
From: GUEST,Mr Red
Date: 06 May 09 - 07:54 AM

real street name fetishists would have entered (sic) Minge Lane and sampled the joys of: the side street Cherry Orchard, manhole covers bearing names like Adam, and even a water tap cover saying "stopcock".

If that wasn't enough - one of the founding members of the festival is Pat Cox, who doesn't live at 69, I don't think the number exists!


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Subject: RE: Upton Folk Festival 2009
From: Two of a Hind
Date: 06 May 09 - 08:38 AM

We had a great time and I would like to thank all those who supported the singarounds we did in the Lion on Friday and Sunday and the Social club on Sunday and thanks to Snuffy for doing the work on sunday night, special thanks to all the Shellbacks that were there, pity your not coming to Newport this weekend, great singing. Sorry Bubbly totaly missed you, catch up with you next time.

Terry & Ann


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Subject: RE: Upton Folk Festival 2009
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 06 May 09 - 11:14 AM

Had a great weekend, apart from the loud disco in the Star which kept me awake the 1st night when I needed to get some kip in to be ready for the rest.Mudcatters outsung the banjoes, good work. Excellent concert on Sunday night in the Boathouse. Sigarounds could have been better supported, on Sunday afternoon in the Lion four singers kept the whole pub going.


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Subject: RE: Upton Folk Festival 2009
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 06 May 09 - 12:20 PM

We enjoyed our own challenge; a song in every pub on Saturday night.

Sean Saye was new to it all (yes he was the monster from Dr Who, the musician from Larkrise, and can be seen snogging Diane Keene on the lunchtime soap Doctors on 8th May)

Sales were good on Saturday and Sunday but Monday was a bit cold for lemonade, wasn't it.

Sal


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Subject: RE: Upton Folk Festival 2009
From: My guru always said
Date: 06 May 09 - 04:27 PM

Just done the Mudcat Register on the other thread and must express my thanks here to those MudCatters who braved the banjoes and helped me get through the MudGather still vaguely sane! Definitely the wrong place, hopefully will be elsewhere next year if the organisers program us in again.

I didn't get to as much of the festival as I'd have liked as I was fairly tired most of the time (wish I hadn't missed the late night stuff at the Rugby Club), but I couldn't help thinking that Folks were spread a little too thinly around the various venues for the most part. The Folk Club events were well attended though and attracted some real talent!!

The Birthday Party at the Museum on the Friday was excellent and thanks must go to the people who worked so hard (and made so much food) to make it such a success!

The beer went down a treat, the pubs had a good selection and the prices went down considerably by the end of the weekend. The landlords obviously got into the spirit of the festival and appreciated us good Folks!

Well done to the organisers who have put in so much hard work over the years to keep Upton happening, long may it continue!!!


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Subject: RE: Upton Folk Festival 2009
From: neardura
Date: 07 May 09 - 03:34 PM

Thanks for the positive feedback.
Most people seeme dto have enjoyed the weekend.
Sorry about the weather (but we can't control that).
Some of the commitee are retiring this year, but may still be around and helping out the festival.
Ticket sales went well, but there seemed to be a lack of "day visitors" (ie the general public).
There will no doubt be a festival next year and a quiet venue for the Mudcat Gather will be requested.
Neardura


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