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Sessions back at The Brocket, Herts

Dug 25 Oct 09 - 04:35 PM
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Dug 03 Nov 09 - 11:21 AM
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Subject: Sessions back at The Brocket, Herts
From: Dug
Date: 25 Oct 09 - 04:35 PM

Announcement: The much-lauded Brocket Arms Session (Ayot St Lawrence) is back!

THis time it's Tuesdays - the 2nd of the month, 8.30 kick-off. We've arranged 30 quid behind the bar, so free drinks if you arrive early!

If you don't know, The Brocket is one of Britain's classic old inns. Dating from the 13th Century, this ancient pub has inglenook fireplaces, fabulous real ales and its own ghost. (?)

More to the point - the session is a wonderful mix of Irish tunes and trad songs, with some English stuff as well. (And some Aussie stuff of course!)

So- get your backside to the session! Put in your calendar right now. We want bumz on seetz for the first one on 10 November.

Cheers,

Doug


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Subject: RE: Sessions back at The Brocket, Herts
From: My guru always said
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 09:05 AM

Sounds lovely, but 'fraid it's too far for me since I moved to Surrey, good luck! Am certain that Ross will be interested in this info!


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Subject: RE: Sessions back at The Brocket, Herts
From: Leadfingers
Date: 31 Oct 09 - 12:52 PM

Hey Doug - I might even wander up for that !!


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Subject: RE: Sessions back at The Brocket, Herts
From: Dug
Date: 01 Nov 09 - 07:01 PM

Hey - it would be great to see you again, mate! Let me know if you're coming, and I'll try and organise a bit of red carpet....


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Subject: RE: Sessions back at The Brocket, Herts
From: Ross
Date: 02 Nov 09 - 03:46 AM

Hi there - sounds good

Will it be a mix of tunes & songs?

I'll put it on the Herts & Beds list

Info here


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Subject: RE: Sessions back at The Brocket, Herts
From: Ross
Date: 02 Nov 09 - 03:49 AM

Whoops


Here even


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Subject: RE: Sessions back at The Brocket, Herts
From: Leadfingers
Date: 02 Nov 09 - 05:55 AM

Red Carpet NOT necessary Doug - CarPARK will be enough ! Should be there about Eightish !


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Subject: RE: Sessions back at The Brocket, Herts
From: Dug
Date: 03 Nov 09 - 11:21 AM

OK Terry - look forward to seeing you again.

Ross - many thanks for this. The session (before the pup shut down) used to
be a pretty good mix of tunes and songs. It was on a Friday - so a good night, really,
and a good core of St Albans Irish players used to attend. We also got the likes of
Theo and co. from Beds, which was great. One night a superb singer blew in all the way from
Suffolk.

The shift to Tuesday may be problematic for numbers. That's why I'm hoping for a good roll-up for our first one.

Thanks again for your support,

Doug


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Subject: RE: Sessions back at The Brocket, Herts
From: Dug
Date: 03 Nov 09 - 11:22 AM

OOps. I meant 'pub' of course, not 'pub'.


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Subject: RE: Sessions back at The Brocket, Herts
From: The Unicorn Man
Date: 03 Nov 09 - 11:32 AM

Sounds great, don't forget The King Harry at St Albans on the first Tuesday of the month. ie Tonight.


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Subject: RE: Sessions back at The Brocket, Herts
From: Dug
Date: 03 Nov 09 - 01:20 PM

What sort of session's that?


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Subject: RE: Sessions back at The Brocket, Herts
From: GUEST,giovanni
Date: 04 Nov 09 - 06:03 AM

but isn't the Brocket Arms now a classy retaurant? I was given to understand that since it reopened it no longer works as a pub.

g


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Subject: RE: Sessions back at The Brocket, Herts
From: breezy
Date: 04 Nov 09 - 10:14 AM

Hi Dug long time gone by

Is Toby still operating the B - arms ?

Is the waitress still chewing gum ?

And whats the bathroom wall like like these days.

The 'outback' image didnt always get the results for the place?

Good luck , who knows who might turn up


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Subject: RE: Sessions back at The Brocket, Herts
From: GUEST,giovanni
Date: 04 Nov 09 - 12:16 PM

"Is Toby still operating the B - arms ?"

No, Toby took it as far downhill as it would go before disappearing back to that other planet that he came from ;-)


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Subject: RE: Sessions back at The Brocket, Herts
From: breezy
Date: 05 Nov 09 - 07:25 AM

So there is hope then


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Subject: RE: Sessions back at The Brocket, Herts
From: Dug
Date: 05 Nov 09 - 07:48 AM

Fair enough - Toby was no businessman. But he was a superb supporter of the session. He showed us he loved nothing more than a pint and a song. So -upper class twit or not - that makes him OK in my book.


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Subject: RE: Sessions back at The Brocket, Herts
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 06 Nov 09 - 10:51 AM

I've only been there once, for food on the way back from somewhere last year. Food was chaotic. Chef had left & "boss" was "cooking" and staff "daren't" pass on complaints from diners, most of whom were being given refunds for wrong/bad meals!
Hope there has been a change for the sake of the folkies.

RtS


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Subject: RE: Sessions back at The Brocket, Herts
From: breezy
Date: 06 Nov 09 - 04:15 PM

Clean slate by all accounts

All the best Doug


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Subject: RE: Sessions back at The Brocket, Herts
From: Dug
Date: 08 Nov 09 - 07:31 PM

Chaotic was always Tony's trademark, as I said. But he looked after the folkies Roger- that's what I'm saying. New management seem OK. BUt as a session-goer what do you actually want from a gaffer? We don't need a red carpet or a michelin-starred three-course meal. Only a bit of leeway, a bit of regard for the music and a bit of time to wind it up at the end.

So. Don't trade on your past misfortunes. Come along on Tuesday! See you there.


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Subject: RE: Sessions back at The Brocket, Herts
From: The Unicorn Man
Date: 09 Nov 09 - 12:58 PM

Hi Dug, sorry I've just seen your post about The King Harry, St Albans, first Tuesday of month, anything goes sort of thing tunes, songs, stories. Clubs been going now about 15 years, very good, run by Alan and Jenny who are "Run of the Mill" folk duo. TTFN


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Subject: RE: Sessions back at The Brocket, Herts
From: Leadfingers
Date: 09 Nov 09 - 06:50 PM

Brockett TOMORROW !!!


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Subject: RE: Sessions back at The Brocket, Herts
From: Leadfingers
Date: 10 Nov 09 - 08:21 PM

Good Session ! Well done Dug for setting it up ! Nice Old Pub to0 !!


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Subject: RE: Sessions back at The Brocket, Herts
From: JohnDun
Date: 11 Nov 09 - 03:06 AM

I'll second that.. lovely pub, great music, beer and company.   Nice one Dug, looking forward to the next one.

I also see Leadfingers made it home okay,   I hope the directions were okay Terry.      ;0)


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Subject: RE: Sessions back at The Brocket, Herts
From: Leadfingers
Date: 11 Nov 09 - 09:14 AM

Directions were fine John -   I wont go 'The Pretty Way' next time I head up .


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Subject: RE: Sessions back at The Brocket, Herts
From: Dug
Date: 06 Dec 09 - 05:26 PM

We're back at The Brocket Arms again this Tuesday. Should be a mighty night if it was anything like last month. A laid-back night of songs and tunes in one of the grandest old inns in England. Get here around 8.30 - 9.00 and score a free beer or too.

Hope to see you there!

Doug


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Subject: RE: Sessions back at The Brocket, Herts
From: Dug
Date: 06 Dec 09 - 05:27 PM

Ross - can you do me a favour and list the session in Herts and Beds for me?

Cheers,

Doug


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Subject: RE: Sessions back at The Brocket, Herts
From: Ross
Date: 07 Dec 09 - 03:15 AM

Hi Dug - Sure thing

The Unicorn magazine has a session page & a diary

The session page is free - if you submit the Brocket, they may even give you a few copies for distribution

These are the ones I know about:



Mondays � Herga at the Pinner Green Social Club, Rickmansworth Road, Pinner, Middlesex HA5 3TJ

Herga information

Mondays � Tudor Folk Club � The Whitehill Centre, Chesham

Tudor Web Site

Mondays - Rose & Crown singaround, Ashwell - 1st Monday of the month

Monday night at Old Farm Inn. Totternhoe, starts about 9.00 'til very late

Monday - the Bull in Church Street, Blackmore - singaround on the first Monday of each month

Info

Monday - fancy a dance - The Leasiders from 7.45 to 9.45pm (school terms)

Blenheim Crescent Baptist Church, Blenheim Crescent, Luton, Beds



Tuesdays � Run of the Mill session � now King Harry pub, St Albans � 1st Tuesday of month

Jenny & Alan info

Tuesdays � The Globe, Dunstable - round the room session

Pub Details,

http://www.dunstabletoday.co.uk/dunstable-news/VIDEO-Globe-shines-a-light.5305871.jp

Tuesdays � British Legion, Ebury Road, Rickmansworth � 3rd Tuesday of month

Tuesday - The George Hotel, Silsoe - open mic - 1st Tuesday of month

Tuesday - St Neots Folk Club at the Rugby Club - check web site as venue changes frequently

St Neots folk club

Tuesday - The Brocket Arms at Ayot St Lawrence - 2nd Tuesday

Tuesday - The Bell ph, Benington - 4th Tuesday of month

Tuesday (first) at Earl Hague in Hertford for singaround/session



Wednesdays - The Bull ph in Barton-Le-Clay every other Wednesday (use 1st April 2009 as a marker)

Guest nights on other Wednesdays - see thread

Some info here

and The Bull web site

Wednesdays � The Orange Tree, Baldock � Baldock & Letchworth folk club

Baldock & Letchworth Folk Info and Some live stuff

Wednesdays � Session at The Fox, Pirton � 2nd Wednesday of month

Wednesdays � Bedford Folk Club � Daley's Club in Kempston

Bedford info

Wednesday - singaround at Waggon & Horses, Watling Street, WD63AA, Elstree - 2nd Wednesday of month from 8.30pm - Nick Male & Hertsmere Acoustic Music Club



Thursdays � Redbourn Folk Club � The Holly Bush ph

Redbourn Web Page

Thursdays � Session at Rose & Crown, St Michaels, St Albans

Thursday - Shed behind the Sportsman pub in Croxley Green, 1st Thursday of month

Thursday � Singaround at The Chequers, Little Gransden, Sandy � 1st Thursday of month

Thursday � Three Horseshoes � Winkwell, Hemel � Folkaholics singalong - last Thursday of month

Thursday - Great Eastern Pub, Hertford - 3rd Thursday of month

Info

Thursday - All Saints Church Hall, Stansted Rd, Bishop's Stortford
Information Here

2nd/4th Thursdays - Royal Oak in Aspley Guise

Every Thursday - the Globe in Union Street, Luton - Owen Clingan

Thursday - White Lion, Baldock - Brian Burke - from 8.30pm - next 10th December - check with pub/Brian Burke



Friday - Cambridge Folk Club at the Golden Hind ph

Cambridge info

Friday � Hitchin Town Hall � last Friday Ceilidh/dance

Unicorn Info

Friday - The Song Loft, Cock Hotel, High Street, Stony Stratford

Stony Info

Friday - John O'Gaunt pub, Sutton, Nr Biggleswade, Beds - bi monthly sessions - see saturday link below

Friday - The Pump House in Watford, Local Board Road, Watford WD17 2JP
- The Pump House Folk Club




Saturday - John O'Gaunt pub, Sutton Village, Biggleswade, Beds

Click here info

See web site for Saturday concert artists



Sunday � St Albans Rose & Crown � 2nd Sunday in the month � Alison & guest

Alison's Info Page

Sunday - Three Horseshoes � Winkwell, Hemel � Folkaholics singalong � last Sunday from 4:30pm to 7pm

Sunday � Hitchin Folk Club � Sun Hotel, Sun Street, Hitchin

Hitchin Web Site
Sunday at Slapton - Every 2nd Sunday of the month 8.00pm The Carpenters Arms - Slapton (tiny village just South of L Buzzard)

Sunday - song and music session The Half Moon, North Street, Bishops Stortford, Herts. 8pm onwards. fortnightly 6/1/08, 20/1/08 and so on

Pub Picture

Sunday - Aldenham Social Club, Church Lane - 3rd Sunday afternoon open mic. of every month - Nick Male & Hertsmere Acoustic Music Club

Sunday - Wagon & Horses, Elstree
Last Sunday of the Month. STARTS AT 4:30 in the afternoon- Please call Nick Male on 0208 953 5231 if you need more info

Sunday - Milton Keynes Irish Centre - Watling Street, Fenny Stratford (opp Dobbies) - 1st Sunday of month - 1pm to 4pm - Info

The Great Eastern,Hertford - ACOUSTIC BLUES - Occassional last Sunday of month 8:30 ish start - PM John Dunn to confirm - definitely not August - Usually announced in thread



"Random-Day-of-the-Week" Category

The Queen's Head open folkie thing, Long Marston, just north of Tring reservoirs - every month/see thread or PM Hamish for next one




Milton Keynes Sessions - Loads of MK info




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Subject: RE: Sessions back at The Brocket, Herts
From: breezy
Date: 07 Dec 09 - 07:08 AM

Good to see you at the w/end Doug

All the best

Go sock it at the Brocket !


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Subject: Free drinks at the Brocket Arms, Herts
From: Dug
Date: 24 Apr 10 - 08:25 AM

The session's still roaring along, folks. But it could do with you being there as well. Free drinks as well.

Next one is Tuesday May 11, so please stick it in you diary.

Cheers,

DOug


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Subject: RE: Sessions back at The Brocket, Herts
From: Cathie
Date: 11 May 10 - 01:47 PM

Tonight


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Subject: RE: Sessions back at The Brocket, Herts
From: breezy
Date: 12 May 10 - 07:06 AM

Last night


gis a new date dug


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Subject: RE: Sessions back at The Brocket, Herts
From: Dug
Date: 15 Sep 10 - 06:21 AM

Twas another great session in the Brocket ast night - fiddles, boxes, guitars, whistles and singers. English, Irish, Australian material. Ideal blend of tunes and songs. And free beer.

Get your arse to the next one - October 13. (2nd Tuesday of the month thereafter).

Doug


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Subject: RE: Sessions back at The Brocket, Herts
From: breezy
Date: 12 Oct 10 - 12:54 PM

Tonight


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Subject: RE: Sessions back at The Brocket, Herts
From: breezy
Date: 12 Oct 10 - 12:56 PM

I think its the 12th


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Subject: RE: Sessions back at The Brocket, Herts
From: Dug
Date: 12 Oct 10 - 07:17 PM

We missed you, breezy.

But since Tim had his Lytton Arms sesh, we'll forgive you.

All resolved now, so no excuses next time.


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