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Suggestions for British Folk Fest trip

Frank_Finn 30 Jul 09 - 06:05 PM
Richard Bridge 30 Jul 09 - 06:40 PM
Emma B 30 Jul 09 - 06:45 PM
greensue 30 Jul 09 - 06:55 PM
greensue 30 Jul 09 - 06:57 PM
Maryrrf 30 Jul 09 - 08:10 PM
Tug the Cox 31 Jul 09 - 08:15 AM
GUEST,Snozz 31 Jul 09 - 09:30 AM
Frank_Finn 31 Jul 09 - 07:36 PM
Ross Campbell 31 Jul 09 - 08:23 PM
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Subject: Suggestions for British Folk Fest trip
From: Frank_Finn
Date: 30 Jul 09 - 06:05 PM

Hi. We are thinking of organising a group of singers and perhaps musicians for a trip to a folk festival in Britain late 2009 or 201O.
Sligo Traditional Singers and friends would be looking for:
1. Friendly festival (size unimportant!)
2. Lots of singing sessions
3. Good pub scene with plenty of throat lubrication
4. Nearby accommodation at a fairly reasonable rate.
5. We will be either flying or coming by ferry, so distance to ferryport or airport may be an issue.
All suggestions welcome


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Subject: RE: Suggestions for British Folk Fest trip
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 30 Jul 09 - 06:40 PM

For item 2 I have not yet been to Whitby or Sidmouth but I think they are the muttly nuttlys.

Before it vanished Miskin was the No 1. for items 1 and 2.


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Subject: RE: Suggestions for British Folk Fest trip
From: Emma B
Date: 30 Jul 09 - 06:45 PM

For a small friendly festival with lots of singing and great acoustics - not to mention a fantastic beer festival and good pubs

Alcester, close to Stratford-on-Avon (but far enough away from tourists:) )


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Subject: RE: Suggestions for British Folk Fest trip
From: greensue
Date: 30 Jul 09 - 06:55 PM

Try Bedworth F.F near Coventry for a festival, last weekend in Nov. Lots of singing, good campsite and great beer. Sorry I dont know if coventry has an airport or not.


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Subject: RE: Suggestions for British Folk Fest trip
From: greensue
Date: 30 Jul 09 - 06:57 PM

Bedworth also has indoor camping for ticket holders, but its not expensive.


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Subject: RE: Suggestions for British Folk Fest trip
From: Maryrrf
Date: 30 Jul 09 - 08:10 PM

Girvan, in Scotland. You can take the ferry to Stranraer from Belfast and it's a short drive to Girvan. Very friendly, welcoming, smallish but not too small with lots of sessions and singarounds. Accommodation is reasonably priced (but best to book early) and they have great pubs and chippies.


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Subject: RE: Suggestions for British Folk Fest trip
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 31 Jul 09 - 08:15 AM

In August you can go directly from Sidmouth to Dartmoor to Bideford in two weeks, all boxes ticked between them.


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Subject: RE: Suggestions for British Folk Fest trip
From: GUEST,Snozz
Date: 31 Jul 09 - 09:30 AM

Otley Festival is quite late in the year, 3rd weekend in September (17th-19th).

Lots of pubs and sessions (and Black Sheep beer!)

2 miles from Leeds Bradford Airport.

http://www.otleyfolkfestival.com/

Snozz


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Subject: RE: Suggestions for British Folk Fest trip
From: Frank_Finn
Date: 31 Jul 09 - 07:36 PM

Thanks everyone. Some great leads here. Keep thos suggestions coming.


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Subject: RE: Suggestions for British Folk Fest trip
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 31 Jul 09 - 08:23 PM

http://www.fylde-folk-festival.com/


Fylde Festival takes place 4th, 5th & 6th September 2009 in Fleetwood, Lancashire, just north of Blackpool, the week-end after the August Bank Holiday, with linked events running from Bank Holiday Sunday 30th August.

Stena Line runs a thrice-daily passenger/freight service from Larne to Fleetwood. Various services run to Liverpool, about fifty miles south.

Plenty of accommodation (but book early, or be prepared to travel up from Blackpool every day). Camping and caravan sites too.

The following week-end (12th & 13th September) has We Do Like to be Beside the Sea in Morecambe, about thirty miles away.

Ross


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