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Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010

Vic Smith 30 Sep 09 - 01:15 PM
Banjiman 30 Sep 09 - 02:07 PM
Brian Swinton 30 Sep 09 - 02:12 PM
Valmai Goodyear 30 Sep 09 - 02:20 PM
Richard Bridge 30 Sep 09 - 03:24 PM
Herga Kitty 30 Sep 09 - 03:42 PM
TheSnail 30 Sep 09 - 03:48 PM
Herga Kitty 30 Sep 09 - 03:49 PM
Vic Smith 30 Sep 09 - 06:00 PM
Surreysinger 30 Sep 09 - 07:00 PM
Surreysinger 30 Sep 09 - 07:04 PM
Valmai Goodyear 01 Oct 09 - 02:28 AM
Valmai Goodyear 01 Oct 09 - 09:07 AM
Surreysinger 01 Oct 09 - 10:28 AM
Acorn4 01 Oct 09 - 12:41 PM
Vic Smith 01 Oct 09 - 12:46 PM
bubblyrat 01 Oct 09 - 01:15 PM
GUEST,harmanfolk participate festival 07 Oct 09 - 03:11 PM
Will Fly 08 Oct 09 - 03:32 AM
Will Fly 08 Oct 09 - 03:35 AM
Vic Smith 08 Oct 09 - 01:53 PM
Will Fly 08 Oct 09 - 02:18 PM
Vic Smith 09 Oct 09 - 11:45 AM
Vic Smith 11 Jun 10 - 11:35 AM
Vic Smith 26 Jun 10 - 06:42 AM
Vic Smith 26 Jun 10 - 06:46 AM
Vic Smith 26 Jun 10 - 06:49 AM
Vic Smith 26 Jun 10 - 07:00 AM
Vic Smith 26 Jun 10 - 07:04 AM
Vic Smith 26 Jun 10 - 07:09 AM
Vic Smith 30 Jun 10 - 02:47 PM
The Sandman 01 Jul 10 - 08:20 AM
My guru always said 02 Jul 10 - 04:07 AM
The Sandman 02 Jul 10 - 02:17 PM
Vic Smith 23 Jul 10 - 04:39 PM
Dave Ruch 24 Jul 10 - 12:17 PM
Herga Kitty 24 Jul 10 - 03:59 PM
Vic Smith 04 Aug 10 - 07:23 PM
Valmai Goodyear 05 Aug 10 - 02:49 AM
Vic Smith 30 Aug 10 - 11:12 AM
Valmai Goodyear 30 Aug 10 - 11:25 AM
Valmai Goodyear 04 Sep 10 - 08:43 AM
GUEST,Mark Stevens 05 Sep 10 - 02:42 PM
GUEST,surreysinger sans cookie 06 Sep 10 - 05:02 AM
Mo the caller 07 Sep 10 - 05:14 AM
Vic Smith 07 Sep 10 - 05:55 AM
Valmai Goodyear 08 Sep 10 - 05:47 AM
Valmai Goodyear 09 Sep 10 - 02:59 AM
Vic Smith 17 Sep 10 - 01:28 PM
Valmai Goodyear 17 Sep 10 - 07:58 PM
Vic Smith 27 Sep 10 - 05:21 PM
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Subject: LEWES FOLK FESTIVAL 7 -10th OCTOBER 2010
From: Vic Smith
Date: 30 Sep 09 - 01:15 PM

LEWES FOLK FESTIVAL 7 -10th OCTOBER 2010.
The two Lewes folk clubs are combining their efforts to promote this festival, largely based in their own clubrooms and other venues in the town. At the moment this is still in the early planning stages but watch this space and elsewhere for updates on the guests/programme etc. As the details are finalised, they will also appear on the festival's website at http://www.lewesfolkfest.org/


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Subject: RE: LEWES FOLK FESTIVAL 7 -10th OCTOBER 2010
From: Banjiman
Date: 30 Sep 09 - 02:07 PM

Damn & Blast, that's a week after we're down there for Wendy's gig at the Lewes Saturday Club.

Would have liked to go to a festival in Lewes, the hotbed of folkdom.


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Subject: RE: LEWES FOLK FESTIVAL 7 -10th OCTOBER 2010
From: Brian Swinton
Date: 30 Sep 09 - 02:12 PM

Is it really 7th October or perhaps november as the web site says?


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Subject: RE: LEWES FOLK FESTIVAL 7 -10th OCTOBER 2010
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 30 Sep 09 - 02:20 PM

October! You'd have to be an incurable optimist to put on anything like this in Lewes two days after The Fifth.

Valmai


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Subject: RE: LEWES FOLK FESTIVAL 7 -10th OCTOBER 2010
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 30 Sep 09 - 03:24 PM

Does that not clash with Tenterden?


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Subject: RE: LEWES FOLK FESTIVAL 7 -10th OCTOBER 2010
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 30 Sep 09 - 03:42 PM

And with Banbury, unfortunately! (Though I suspect some Sussex locals will manage to get to both...?)

Kitty


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Subject: RE: LEWES FOLK FESTIVAL 7 -10th OCTOBER 2010
From: TheSnail
Date: 30 Sep 09 - 03:48 PM

Ooops! Website corrected. (Nobody else noticed.)

No, it doesn't clash with Tenterden which is the week before.


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Subject: RE: LEWES FOLK FESTIVAL 7 -10th OCTOBER 2010
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 30 Sep 09 - 03:49 PM

Richard - I've just checked the tenterden website which shows the festival as running 2-4 October!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: LEWES FOLK FESTIVAL 7 -10th OCTOBER 2010
From: Vic Smith
Date: 30 Sep 09 - 06:00 PM

I did check that we were not going to clash Tenterden - a lot of Lewes people are regular attenders there. The clash with Banbury is unfortunate - but with something around 300 folk festivals of various shapes and sizes in the UK and only 52 weekends in a year, some clashes are inevitable.


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Subject: RE: LEWES FOLK FESTIVAL 7 -10th OCTOBER 2010
From: Surreysinger
Date: 30 Sep 09 - 07:00 PM

I wouldn't have thought the clash with Banbury, although unfortunate, would be too great a problem, since the nature of the two beasts are likely to be very different, unless I'm much mistaken?


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Subject: RE: LEWES FOLK FESTIVAL 7 -10th OCTOBER 2010
From: Surreysinger
Date: 30 Sep 09 - 07:04 PM

BTW, Kitty - the dates you are quoting for Tenterden (2nd -4th October)are actually for this year. It looks likely that next year should be 1st=3rd.


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Subject: RE: LEWES FOLK FESTIVAL 7 -10th OCTOBER 2010
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 01 Oct 09 - 02:28 AM

I believe Tenterden is always the first full weekend in October.

Valmai


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Subject: RE: LEWES FOLK FESTIVAL 7 -10th OCTOBER 2010
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 01 Oct 09 - 09:07 AM

And a good reason for coming to Lewes in October is the magnificent Old Ale produced by Harveys Brewery as one of their seasonal draught brews.

Valmai


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: Surreysinger
Date: 01 Oct 09 - 10:28 AM

Sorry, Valmai ... that wouldn't tempt me at all - don't drink the stuff!!! [grins] Doesn't matter, I'm tempted by the potential content of the festival!!


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: Acorn4
Date: 01 Oct 09 - 12:41 PM

As a Suswegian by birth and us being regular attenders at the Upper Dicker Folk and Ale, we might be tempted - any plans to accommodate caravans?


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: Vic Smith
Date: 01 Oct 09 - 12:46 PM

"any plans to accommodate caravans?"
None at present - rather thought that mid-October was outside the camping/caravanning season (though we are in October and the weather in Lewes today is like a hot summer's day).
We will give it thought, discuss it and post here some time in the future.


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: bubblyrat
Date: 01 Oct 09 - 01:15 PM

Speaking both as an "Old Midhurstian",and coming from a long line of Mills ancestors from Lyminster (Littlehampton) and Fernhurst,I would have LOVED to attend a festival in GOSBTS,but have already pledged my services to Merek & Dary in Banbury !!


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: GUEST,harmanfolk participate festival
Date: 07 Oct 09 - 03:11 PM

we are turkish folk group we want to join festival our folklore group if you interest
harman@harmanfolk.com

bulent uzun


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: Will Fly
Date: 08 Oct 09 - 03:32 AM

I'm just back from travels and have a weekend fairly free - but the quoted festival link:

http://www.lewesfolkfest.org

tells me nothing. Is there another link somewhere? Or is there a programme I can pick up from the Oak this evening?

Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: Will Fly
Date: 08 Oct 09 - 03:35 AM

Just realised - 2010 (not 2009) - I thought I'd had a senior moment and I had!

However, any progress on the programme?


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: Vic Smith
Date: 08 Oct 09 - 01:53 PM

"However, any progress on the programme? "

Mostly being negotiated at the moment, Mike, but expect some top names amongst them.


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: Will Fly
Date: 08 Oct 09 - 02:18 PM

Excellent! More strength to your arm, Vic - and those other arms around you. I'm amazed that you can find the time and energy when you and Valmai and others are actively involved in keeping up the standard at the Lewes clubs - plus the Folk Directory, sessions, etc. It makes me feel tired just to see it all going on!


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: Vic Smith
Date: 09 Oct 09 - 11:45 AM

John Kirkpatrick.....Shirley Collins.....John Adams.....Chris Coe....Chris Partington


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: Vic Smith
Date: 11 Jun 10 - 11:35 AM

* Festival programme completed.
* Events listed at http://www.lewesfolkfest.org/LFFprogramme.php
* Tickets now on sale by cheque at http://www.lewesfolkfest.org/LFFtickets.php
* Tickets available by PayPal from that same location within a few days (When it becomes available it will be noted here.)
* To receive an emailed programme leaflet which you can print out yourselves, email folk@brighton.co.uk

Twenty-one events now arranged. Twelve dance teams, concerts, folk clubs, dance, singarounds, tune sessions, presentations, workshops. Lots of top nasme guests.


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: Vic Smith
Date: 26 Jun 10 - 06:42 AM

The PayPal facility is now working perfectly and we have been selling multiple tickets in that way. Well done Bryan Creer, out intrepid webmaster. Send for an emailed complete programme - as in previous posting


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: Vic Smith
Date: 26 Jun 10 - 06:46 AM

List of Events
***THURSDAY***

Event 1 Thurs 7th October 8pm
Folk Club Evening with
JOHN KIRKPATRICK
Royal Oak, Station Street BN7 2DA
Advance tickets £8 Door £10


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: Vic Smith
Date: 26 Jun 10 - 06:49 AM

***FRIDAY***

Event 2 Fri 8th October 8pm
Multimedia Presentation
SHIRLEY COLLINS
with Pip Barnes
"AMERICA OVER THE WATER"

South Downs College Hall
Mountfield Road BN7 2XH

Advance tickets £8 Door £10

Event 3 Fri 8th October 8pm
Seaford Folk Club in Lewes Evening with
NIGEL BAGGE & EDDIE ARMER
Royal Oak, Station Street BN7 2DA
Advance tickets £6 Door £8

Event 4 Fri 8th October 8pm
Old Timey Music session led by
MICHI MATHIAS
Black Horse, Western Road BN7 1RS
Free with collection.


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: Vic Smith
Date: 26 Jun 10 - 07:00 AM

***SATURDAY***

Event 5 Sat 9th October
10.45 a.m. - 4.45 p.m.
ALL-DAY WORKSHOP on
THE VILLAGE MUSIC PROJECT < http://www.village-music-project.org.uk/>
with JOHN ADAMS and
CHRIS PARTINGTON          £25

For any instrument.
Some music will be available in advance
Elephant & Castle, White Hill BN7 2DJ
Book tickets for this event separately through http://www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org/

Event 6 Sat 9th October 10.45am- 12.45pm
STEP DANCE WORKSHOP
with SUE COE and PETE COE
Hibbert Room, Westgate Chapel,
High Street BN7 1XH

Advance tickets £4 Door £6

Event 7 Sat 9th October 12 noon
Multimedia presentation on the life of
GORDON HALL
presented by VIC SMITH

Royal Oak, Station Street BN7 2DA
Advance tickets £4 Door £6

Event 8 Sat 9th October 2pm
West Gallery Singing Workshop with
SUSSEX HARMONY

Hibbert Room, Westgate Chapel,
High Street BN7 1XH

Advance tickets £4 Door £6

Event 9 Sat 9th October 11am-4pm
DANCE DISPLAYS AT 4 LOCATIONS.
The following dance sides (from):-
THE KNOTS OF MAY
BRIGHTON MORRIS MEN
BROADWOOD MORRIS
SUN OAK * MARLING
CUCKOO'S NEST * MAGOG
DITCHLING MORRIS
SOMPTING MORRIS
CHANCTONBURY RING MORRIS
HUNTERS MOON

1] Cliffe Precinct BN7 1XH
2] The Dorset Arms, Malling Street BN7 2RD
3] The John Harvey Tavern,
Cliffe High Street BN7 2AN
4] The Volunteer, Eastgate BN7 2LP

Free with collection.

Event 10 Sat 9th October 3-6pm
SINGAROUND
Led by SANDRA GODDARD
Tune interludes led by WILL DUKE

Royal Oak, Station Street BN7 2DA
Free with collection.

Event 11 Sat 9th October 4-7pm
STARFISH EVENT
Showcasing young local bands
The Nutty Wizard, Cliffe High St. BN7 2BP
Free with collection.


Event 12 Sat 9th October 8pm
FESTIVAL DANCE         
with
RYBURN 3 STEP
Caller SUE COE

Priory School Hall, Mountfield Road BN7 2XN
Advance tickets £8 Door £10

Event 13 Sat 9th October 8pm
SUSSEX SINGERS CONCERT
Compere SHIRLEY COLLINS
THE COPPER FAMILY
BOB LEWIS * WILL DUKE
NOEL DUMBRELL

Royal Oak, Station Street BN7 2DA
Advance tickets £8 Door £10

Event 14 Sat 9th October 8pm
PEPPER'S GHOST MAGIC LANTERN SHOW
GAVIN & JULIE ATKIN
JIM WARD

Elephant & Castle, White Hill BN7 2DJ
Advance tickets £8 Door £10


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: Vic Smith
Date: 26 Jun 10 - 07:04 AM

***SUNDAY***

Event 15 Sun 10th October
10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m
ALL-DAY BALLAD FORUM
with CHRIS COE          £20

Nominate your ballad to sing & discuss
in advance
Elephant & Castle, White Hill BN7 2DJ
Book tickets for this event separately through http://www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org/


Event 16 Sun 10th October 11am
A presentation on the songs of
HENRY HILLS OF LODSWORTH
"WHAT A HAPPY YOUNG MAN"
by DENISE & STUART SAVAGE

Royal Oak, Station Street BN7 2DA
Advance tickets £4 Door £6

Event 17 Sun 10th October 12.15pm
"An hour with PETE COE"
Royal Oak, Station Street BN7 2DA
Advance tickets £4 Door £6

Event 18 Sun 10th October 1.30pm
Tune session led by
CHRIS PARTINGTON & JOHN ADAMS

Royal Oak, Station Street BN7 2DA
Free with collection.

Event 19 Sun 10th October 4pm
Song & Tune session led by
VIC & TINA SMITH

Royal Oak, Station Street BN7 2DA
Free with collection.


Event 20 Sun 10th October 6pm
Film
MORRIS: A LIFE WITH BELLS ON
All Saints Centre, Friars Walk BN7 2LE
Tickets from www.lewescinema.co.uk

Event 21 Sun 10th October 8pm
Farewell session led by
DENISE & STUART SAVAGE

Black Horse, Western Road BN7 1RS
Free with collection


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: Vic Smith
Date: 26 Jun 10 - 07:09 AM

For further details:-
Phone 01273 478124 (Vic & Tina)
Email: lewesfestival@yahoo.co.uk
Website: http://www.lewesfolkfest.org/
Advance tickets:-
26 Ferrers Road,
Lewes,
BN7 1PZ
pay by cheque payable to
"Lewes Folk Festival"
(SAE Please)

By PayPal at http://www.lewesfolkfest.org/LFFpaypal.php


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: Vic Smith
Date: 30 Jun 10 - 02:47 PM

You may want to click on Lewes Folk Festival Facebook Group to join our group and read about what we have planned.


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: The Sandman
Date: 01 Jul 10 - 08:20 AM

best of luck with the festival.


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 02 Jul 10 - 04:07 AM

Oh, I wish this weren't clashing with Banbury, there's no way we can go anywhere else I'm afraid.

All sounds fantastic though, good luck!!


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: The Sandman
Date: 02 Jul 10 - 02:17 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: Vic Smith
Date: 23 Jul 10 - 04:39 PM

If you click here you can see photos all all the guest performers/workshop leaders with biographies of each of them.

The levels of ticket sales are encouraging! Get yours from http://www.lewesfolkfest.org/LFFtickets.php


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: Dave Ruch
Date: 24 Jul 10 - 12:17 PM

Vic, how about a live internet feed so we can enjoy this over here in the U.S. as well? :)

Best wishes for great success with this.


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 24 Jul 10 - 03:59 PM

Will have to miss this, because we're booked at Banbury, but it sounds great and I know you'll all have a brilliant weekend!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: Vic Smith
Date: 04 Aug 10 - 07:23 PM

The Lewes Folk Festival now has a MySpace site at http://www.myspace.com/lewesfolkfestival where you can hear the following tracks by artists who will be appearing at the festival:-



SHIRLEY COLLINS – My Dearest Dear

THE COPPER FAMILY – Claudy Banks

WILL DUKE – High Low Schottische / Untitled Schottische

CHRIS COE – Geordie

BOB LEWIS – John Barleycorn

RYBURN THREE STEP - British Field March / Drummer Boy for Waterloo

NOEL DUMBRELL – Buttercup Joe

DENISE & STUART SAVAGE – Mount of the Dew

PETE COE – Seven Gypsies

JOHN KIRKPATRICK – Welcome To Hell


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 02:49 AM

More good news - tents can be accommodated at Spring Barn Farm on the outskirts of Lewes. The site has agreed to stay open for the Festival instead of closing at the end of September as usual. It's a bit far to walk carrying large instruments, but there are some buses in the day and it's a very short drive or taxi ride.

Valmai


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: Vic Smith
Date: 30 Aug 10 - 11:12 AM

Tickets are starting to move more quickly. You will need to think about booking tickets soon, particularly for Event 1 - JOHN KIRKPATRICK and Event 13 - SUSSEX SINGERS NIGHT (see above).


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 30 Aug 10 - 11:25 AM

We distributed about half a stone of Festival leaflets at Whitby, so I think the rush will be upon us after the Bank Holiday weekend.


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 04 Sep 10 - 08:43 AM

In case people hadn't realised, there is an attractive discount on tickets booked in advance.

Valmai


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: GUEST,Mark Stevens
Date: 05 Sep 10 - 02:42 PM

Will there be any informal pub music sessions ?


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: GUEST,surreysinger sans cookie
Date: 06 Sep 10 - 05:02 AM

See Vic's entry from 26 June - there will be a tunes session on the Sunday in the Royal Oak.


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: Mo the caller
Date: 07 Sep 10 - 05:14 AM

Interesting idea, not selling season tickets. No-one will be able to complain that they couldn't get in to something they wanted to. OTOH a lot of advance planning will be needed.


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: Vic Smith
Date: 07 Sep 10 - 05:55 AM

Mo wrote:-
Interesting idea, not selling season tickets.


With many of the events taking place in pub function rooms, with a relatively small capacity, it would have been dangerous to sell season tickets and then find that the large majority of season ticket holders wanted to opt for one of the events.

It was more than that, however. I really like the idea that an audience commits itself to an event from beginning to end so that you get the feeling of building an atmosphere during an event and relating to things that have gone before. You cannot get this with transient audience and performers.

In many ways, Whitby is the finest folk festival in the country, but the one thing that it has against it is that, in the concerts, when you come to the end of one singer/musician's performance, you get a restlessness and often quite a change over of audience.

The worst example of this was a Saturday night concert at the Rugby club a few years ago - lasting four and a half hours; too long - we were the comperes and the opening act of this concert. I am convinced that the only people who were there for the whole show of this well-attended event were the two people on the sound desk and Tina and I; even the bar staff changed during the evening. At the end, I felt foolish thanking all the performers who had taken part in the concert when the only one there to hear me was the one who had finished the concert. One song had been sung by us at the beginning and then was sung by two others during the evening.


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 08 Sep 10 - 05:47 AM

As Vic says, the idea at Lewes is to make sure that people can get into the events they've booked for. Booking in advance gets you a discount as well as assuring you a seat.

Yes, audience changeover can be very irritating. The concerts I went to at Whitby this year weren't like that - everyobdy started queueing at least half an hour before their chosen event and generally clung like grim death to their chairs for the duration, which was generally not more than three hours.

The Gosport and Fareham Easter Festival copes with this by having rolling concerts through the afternoon and evening with 15-minute gaps between acts, which means you can adjust your personal fluid levels without missing anything or annoying the people in the same row, or come in late. It allows the sound men plenty of time to adjust between acts as well. Even with the big venues they use it can still be impossible to get into very popular acts late in a concert.


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 02:59 AM

The music for the Village Music Project workshop on Saturday 9th. October has reached me and is ready to be sent out by email: full details on this thread.

Valmai


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: Vic Smith
Date: 17 Sep 10 - 01:28 PM

We now know that Denise Stewart is unwell and unlikely to be so for some time so the festival event listed above as:-
Event 16 Sun 10th October 11am
A presentation on the songs of
HENRY HILLS OF LODSWORTH
"WHAT A HAPPY YOUNG MAN"
by DENISE & STUART SAVAGE
Royal Oak, Station Street BN7 2DA
Advance tickets £4 Door £6

has had to be cancelled. We have managed to contact all the people that have booked tickets for this event and have refunded them.

Talking of tickets - the website address at http://www.lewesfolkfest.org/LFFtickets.php gives very easy access to be able to buy tickets for individual events by cheque or by Paypal.


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 17 Sep 10 - 07:58 PM

And don't forget that tickets are cheaper if bought in advance, people!


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: Vic Smith
Date: 27 Sep 10 - 05:21 PM

As Valmai says - Advance tickets gave you a saving for all paid events - so why not buy now?
Go to http://www.lewesfolkfest.org/LFFtickets.php (Paypal & Cheque)


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 29 Sep 10 - 02:45 AM

More good news for the hardy outdoor folk: as well as camping at Spring Barn Farm, there is a place at Kingston about a mile and a half away which can accommodate camper vans and caravans. Ring Colin Martin on 01273 477037.

Valmai


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 01 Oct 10 - 09:29 AM

You can also get advance tickets for the showing of Morris: A Life With Bells On at Lewes Cinema on Sunday 10th. october at 6.00 p.m. They are available on line from the cinema's website.

Lewes Cinema is held in an Arts Centre which used to be a church. Excellent home-made cakes are on sale and the place has a village hall sort of atmosphere.

Valmai


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: Vic Smith
Date: 01 Oct 10 - 10:17 AM

With a crowd of mates, I have just played tunes for an hour in a cold and wet Lewes Market Tower and all to help to promote LEWES FOLK FESTIVAL - http://www.lewesfolkfest.org/   - and good old Valmai handed out a whole pile of festival leaflets. Let's hope it sells some tickets but by the comments and cheerful expressions that we saw at this crowded event, it was worth it anyway.


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: Vic Smith
Date: 03 Oct 10 - 02:16 PM

Michael Shade has posted a photo of the cold'n'wet session which you can see by clicking here

...but that is not my main point in coming here.

The main point is that if anyone wants to come to Event 1 John Kirkpatrick and/or Event 13 Sussex Singers Night with The Copper Family then move quickly because there is only about a dozen tickets left for each.


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: Vic Smith
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 09:31 AM

Well, the culmination of that work starts off today! The weather forecast is good and we are hoping for a great weekend.

Tickets for Event 1 JOHN KIRKPATRICK and Event 13 SUSSEX SINGERS NIGHT WITH THE COPPER FAMILY are now sold out, but you should be able to buy tickets for the other events on the door, but more than one-third of the evnets are free.....


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 05:40 PM

I dropped some extra posters off at the Black Horse this afternoon and noticed that their guest beer is St. Austell's Proper Job. That'll help the tunes session there on Friday night.

There are two other very different events on Friday night: Shirley Collins's 'America Over The Water' illustrated presentation, and Seaford Folk Club's evening with guest performer Bagge Armer at the Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes. Seaford's website says there are a few floor spots available.

Valmai


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 12 Oct 10 - 06:15 AM

That was a splendid weekend. The weather was good, people came, and the atmosphere was delightful. Vic has been putting up photos
on Farsebook; there's a cracking one of John Kirkpatrick looking not unlike a shark that's just spotted a juicy swimmer.

Valmai (Lewes)


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: bazza
Date: 12 Oct 10 - 07:53 AM

A great weekend, thanks to all concerned.


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: Vic Smith
Date: 12 Oct 10 - 12:08 PM

Thanks to everyone - committee, stewards, display dance sides, booked artists contributing singers & musicians and audiences - who contributed towards making the festival a huge success artistically and financially.

There is a large selection of photos from the festival at http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=45524&id=100000192240957&l=923d37439c


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: Vic Smith
Date: 12 Oct 10 - 12:11 PM

Just noticed that Valmai has made the link before I did - wasn't the first time and won't be the lasr time that she has beaten me to it!


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: Kampervan
Date: 12 Oct 10 - 08:21 PM

It sounds as though the weekend worked really well.

Is there any chance of getting a campsite that is a little more central for next year. A mile or more is quite a way to walk and maybe there is a school or leisure centre closer to the town centre that would oblige; althopugh given that this is in term time this may not be straightforward.

But campers will always camp, no matter what the season!
K/van


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Subject: RE: Lewes Folk Festival: 7-10th October 2010
From: Vic Smith
Date: 13 Oct 10 - 07:06 AM

Shirley Collins appeared at Lewes Folk Festival last weekend... and by today she is getting a mention in the Financial Times!

See http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/5834f048-d619-11df-81f0-00144feabdc0.html

Quick! Sell oil and banks! Buy Folk Festivals!


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