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Central London commuters' singaround?

Hamish 19 Nov 09 - 04:08 AM
Gervase 19 Nov 09 - 04:14 AM
Folkiedave 19 Nov 09 - 05:24 AM
Mr Red 19 Nov 09 - 06:48 AM
GUEST,matt milton 19 Nov 09 - 08:52 AM
Hamish 19 Nov 09 - 01:58 PM
Leadfingers 19 Nov 09 - 02:06 PM
Zany Mouse 19 Nov 09 - 02:45 PM
Liz the Squeak 19 Nov 09 - 03:15 PM
Joe Offer 19 Nov 09 - 07:28 PM
GUEST,Pierre Le Chapeau 19 Nov 09 - 10:03 PM
Hamish 20 Nov 09 - 01:37 AM
breezy 20 Nov 09 - 08:29 AM
matt milton 20 Nov 09 - 09:56 AM
Hamish 20 Nov 09 - 11:43 AM
Jack Campin 20 Nov 09 - 11:47 AM
Banjiman 20 Nov 09 - 11:52 AM
Leadfingers 20 Nov 09 - 01:12 PM
Herga Kitty 20 Nov 09 - 01:14 PM
Hamish 20 Nov 09 - 02:57 PM
GUEST 21 Nov 09 - 11:49 AM
GUEST,Essex Girl 21 Nov 09 - 11:50 AM
GUEST,Essex Girl 21 Nov 09 - 11:51 AM
GUEST,Essex Girl 21 Nov 09 - 11:53 AM
Hamish 21 Nov 09 - 02:09 PM
BusyBee Paul 22 Nov 09 - 05:15 PM
Pierre Le Chapeau 23 Nov 09 - 04:37 AM
Pierre Le Chapeau 23 Nov 09 - 04:37 AM
Pierre Le Chapeau 23 Nov 09 - 04:40 AM
GUEST,SallyM - at work 23 Nov 09 - 04:58 AM
Hamish 23 Nov 09 - 05:23 AM
IanC 23 Nov 09 - 07:07 AM
GUEST,Elfcall 24 Nov 09 - 02:02 AM
Hamish 24 Nov 09 - 05:40 AM
Morris-ey 24 Nov 09 - 05:58 AM
Hamish 24 Nov 09 - 06:21 AM
matt milton 24 Nov 09 - 06:32 AM
Mo the caller 24 Nov 09 - 06:35 AM
Hamish 24 Nov 09 - 06:44 AM
Leadfingers 24 Nov 09 - 07:46 AM
Hamish 25 Nov 09 - 03:51 AM
Crow Sister (off with the fairies) 25 Nov 09 - 12:44 PM
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Hamish 25 Nov 09 - 02:40 PM
GUEST,BBP at work 26 Nov 09 - 06:18 AM
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Pierre Le Chapeau 26 Nov 09 - 01:25 PM
Hamish 27 Nov 09 - 03:54 AM
GUEST 27 Nov 09 - 05:13 AM
Hamish 27 Nov 09 - 05:19 AM
matt milton 27 Nov 09 - 05:39 AM
GUEST,SallyM 27 Nov 09 - 06:57 AM
stallion 28 Nov 09 - 03:42 PM
Hamish 29 Nov 09 - 02:53 PM
GUEST,woodsie 30 Nov 09 - 03:29 AM
Hamish 30 Nov 09 - 04:32 AM
GUEST,Dave K 30 Nov 09 - 05:22 AM
OldShep 30 Nov 09 - 05:24 AM
matt milton 30 Nov 09 - 05:26 AM
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Hamish 30 Nov 09 - 06:01 AM
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Subject: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Hamish
Date: 19 Nov 09 - 04:08 AM

Just taking a straw poll...

...anybody fancy an early evening singaround in Central London?

I'm thinking that by starting at 7pm (or earlier? 6.30? 6.15?) we commuters could have a couple of hours and still be home at not-too-late-o'clock. Your input gratefully received but here's my initial thoughts:

I've identified a perfect venue: quiet upstairs bar, not too big, not too small. It's at the north end of Waterloo Bridge so ideal for those commuting into Waterloo and Charing Cross. Handy for tube lines to everywhere else. End of The Strand adjacent to Covent Garden/Aldwych.

We can have it for free on quiet nights (i.e. probably Mondays unless a paying customer wants to pay real money for it)

Bombardier and London Pride on tap. The Pride is excellent.

I could perhaps bring a "house" guitar.

I'm working in Somerset House for a few months, so it'd be - for me, at any rate - an occasional and probably short-term commitment. But I'd be more than happy to set up a trial one-off and take it from there.

Realistically, we might be looking at the new year, but I'm sort of hoping we could squeeze in Monday 30th November if there's enough interest.

Your constructive thoughts more than welcome. But, more than that, your strong commitment to support it would be excellent!

Either post to this thread or pm me.

Let's do it!


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Gervase
Date: 19 Nov 09 - 04:14 AM

What a great idea. Makes me wish I still lived in London, Hamish.
A virtual pint to the first person who does "The Trains of Waterloo"!


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Folkiedave
Date: 19 Nov 09 - 05:24 AM

What a great idea. Makes me glad I don't live in London though!! :-)


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Mr Red
Date: 19 Nov 09 - 06:48 AM

and a pint of Chemi-Kazi for the first person to sing "on the Pains of Portaloo".


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: GUEST,matt milton
Date: 19 Nov 09 - 08:52 AM

Definitely. I work in Shellmex House, 80 Strand. Is that the Savoy Tup you're thinking of? I've often thought of going in there and asking about putting on acoustic gigs... I even have a travel guitar under my desk, which can be whipped out at a moment's notice for lunchtime practice in the basement. Send me a PM - keep us posted!


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Hamish
Date: 19 Nov 09 - 01:58 PM

Yes - it's The Savoy Tup and it's now booked for Monday 30th November - let's do it!!


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 19 Nov 09 - 02:06 PM

I might even pop in myself ! Free Travel in and out of London IS useful .


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Zany Mouse
Date: 19 Nov 09 - 02:45 PM

Oh what a wonderful idea. Sadly not for me these days as I now live on the Yorks/Notts borders. I worked for many years in and around Temple area and this would have been fantastic.

Ah well ...

Blessings
Rhiannon


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 19 Nov 09 - 03:15 PM

I'm up the road in Euston, but regretably, I don't work on Mondays (hey, I'm a Civil Servant, I barely work any days!) but will bear it in mind for future reference.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 19 Nov 09 - 07:28 PM

Gee, I wish I could join you. It almost makes working for a living worthwhile. If this singaround gets established, some day I will join you.
-Joe, retired in California-


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: GUEST,Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 19 Nov 09 - 10:03 PM

I work at a Museum locally and this sounds good I will put a notice up regarding the event in the Museums mess room has we have a host of folk talent that work at the museum.
Also its only round the corner for us. Before I put up notice which will be my next shift(I do night security 3 on 4 off could you please confirm the times for the event. I hope this gets off the ground I am looking forward to it
kindest regards Pierre.


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Hamish
Date: 20 Nov 09 - 01:37 AM

Good man, Pierre: I'll put a poster together and e-mail it to you if you pm me an e-mail address.

~8^)


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: breezy
Date: 20 Nov 09 - 08:29 AM

So, Hamish have you got your skates on?

Good luck, obviously thinking outside the box.


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: matt milton
Date: 20 Nov 09 - 09:56 AM

It's not just booked, it's Facebooked:

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=175583819435&ref=mf


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Hamish
Date: 20 Nov 09 - 11:43 AM

Pierre:

I've opted to go for a "start singing" time of 6.15: although I'll probably get there more like 6. I expect people will drift in (and out) pretty constantly throughout the following couple of hours (or more!). And that's fine. We won't be chastising late arrivals or early leavers. In a way, that's the whole point of it: to be "commuter friendly". Plus, being free to get in, there's no need to "get your money's worth".

Here's the text of the poster:

Acoustic/singers' open night

Monday 30th November, from 6.15pm

Commuter-friendly early evening session

All styles of unplugged music welcome – folk, singer/songwriter etc.

Come and join in: bring your voices, instruments and/or ears

...but please show consideration during performances

Free entry: just buy yourself some drinks!

At The Savoy Tup, 2 Strand Street, The Strand WC2R 0BA

Excellent, friendly pub with great beers and dedicated upstairs music room.


I'm getting a very good feeling about this... ~8^)


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Jack Campin
Date: 20 Nov 09 - 11:47 AM

That sounds great - I should be in London sometime in January, I'll drop in.


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Banjiman
Date: 20 Nov 09 - 11:52 AM

Great idea Hamish, shame I have escaped the Southeast for more northerly climes.

Wendy has a few gigs down south and in the smoke next year, I'm sure she'll pop in if she's able.

Paul


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 20 Nov 09 - 01:12 PM

I can be there any time Hamish ! The delights of NO Day Job ! I'll see you ther early , and wont stay late as I'll be on Pubic Transport


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 20 Nov 09 - 01:14 PM

Monday not a good night for those of us who have a local club to go to in the suburbs...


Kitty


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Hamish
Date: 20 Nov 09 - 02:57 PM

Yeah, but Kitty (and I guess the clue is in your MudCat name), that's the point. You could pop in for an hour and still make it to Pinner for 8 o'clock...

~8^)


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Nov 09 - 11:49 AM


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: GUEST,Essex Girl
Date: 21 Nov 09 - 11:50 AM


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: GUEST,Essex Girl
Date: 21 Nov 09 - 11:51 AM


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: GUEST,Essex Girl
Date: 21 Nov 09 - 11:53 AM

Sod this!, I'm trying to get used to my son's laptop!I'll try to make it as I work in Charing X Road. Excellent.


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Hamish
Date: 21 Nov 09 - 02:09 PM

Hey, Linda: that'd be just brilliant! See you there! ~8^)


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: BusyBee Paul
Date: 22 Nov 09 - 05:15 PM

Chris the Boat is going to try to make it too.


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 23 Nov 09 - 04:37 AM


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 23 Nov 09 - 04:37 AM


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 23 Nov 09 - 04:40 AM

Sod this Im trying to get used to drinking vodka again hic.
I have Pm ed email address to you Hamish


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: GUEST,SallyM - at work
Date: 23 Nov 09 - 04:58 AM

- I might just be able to make it as well Hamish on my daily walk back up to Euston.

Sal the Gal


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Hamish
Date: 23 Nov 09 - 05:23 AM

Whoah! Sal the Gal, too? It's gonna be awesome. Linda, Matt, Peter, Chris, Kelly, Terry, me... and we've still just over a week to go and all these various posters to go up and draw in even more participants and admirers. But it sounds like we've got a pretty strong core.

...my next project is to buy a gig bag so I can bring the "house" guitar without damaging myself.

~8^)


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: IanC
Date: 23 Nov 09 - 07:07 AM

Good chance I'll be able to make it when I finish commuting to Lytham In March 2010!!!

Keep it going till then.

:-)


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: GUEST,Elfcall
Date: 24 Nov 09 - 02:02 AM

Brilliant idea and time.

Unfortunately - instead of my usual central London - North London commute I am currently in Aswan - so 'droppping in' may be a touch difficult. Good Luck

Elfcall


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Hamish
Date: 24 Nov 09 - 05:40 AM

Couple more quality folkie recruits last night...

...dropped off a couple of posters at the pub yesterday evening...

...and if it stays dry this lunchtime, I'll get that gig bag.

Without taking anything for granted, it's starting to feel very good.

~8^)


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Morris-ey
Date: 24 Nov 09 - 05:58 AM

A pinstripe-suited sing-around - somebody take photos.


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Hamish
Date: 24 Nov 09 - 06:21 AM

There are no dress code expectations, Morris-ey, although the wearing of flip-flops and shorts may make the wearer feel conspicuous. There is no expectation on when people should get there or for how long they stay. It's commuter friendly with the accent on friendly. Even those who pop in for a quick half and "merely" join in on a chorus or two will be most welcome. There is only one rule: that everyone is respectfully quiet during turns.

~8^)


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: matt milton
Date: 24 Nov 09 - 06:32 AM

I'm going to try to take some posters into Kings College today lunchtime. Their music department is on the Strand. I figure they must have a noticeboard somewhere. Question is, as a greying 35-year-old, can I still pass muster as a student to stroll past the security guard? I figure I'm scruffy enough to exude a 'mature student' aura - I do work in book publishing after all.

Maybe I'll do LSE too.


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Mo the caller
Date: 24 Nov 09 - 06:35 AM

Good luck with it, (bit far from Cheshire)

Is it going to be every week? You said
"We can have it for free on quiet nights (i.e. probably Mondays unless a paying customer wants to pay real money for it)"
so what happens if there is a paying customer? It might be a good idea to negotiate how much notice the landlord will give you - if you are providing him with regular drinkers he ought to be willing to give you some security.


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Hamish
Date: 24 Nov 09 - 06:44 AM

Many imponderables at the mo, Mo. If we have a full room of free-spending, free-thinking, free-singing, free-drinking happy punters and punterettes then we'll be in a strong position. If there's only three or four of us sipping a half to make it last all night, then our position will be a little less strong...

...weekly might be pushing things. Maybe fortnightly. As I said in the first post it's a trial one-off for now and we'll take it from there.

Some posters have already said they'll come in January or March or not Mondays so there are all sorts of possibilities.


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 24 Nov 09 - 07:46 AM

Well Pubic Transport means I cvan drink as muh as I like - Or can AFFORD , thinking about London Beer Prices .


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Hamish
Date: 25 Nov 09 - 03:51 AM

Bolleaux!!! CORRECTION

It's 2 Savoy Street. Hopefully the correct post code will have already pointed out my rather basic error and not confused you too much. How embarrassing...


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 25 Nov 09 - 12:44 PM

Looks like one I could pencil in at a later date sometime. Be nice to meet up with a fresh bunch of 'Catters too. Hope it's a goer.


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 25 Nov 09 - 01:08 PM

"can I still pass muster as a student to stroll past the security guard?"

If questioned, just ask casually where the Dean's office is (or some such thing..) Never paid yet to get into Kings Cambridge - but then the man I've visited with (& who's blagged the security) does have a confident public school persona, teamed with suitably scruffy appearance.


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: GUEST,Essex Girl
Date: 25 Nov 09 - 01:47 PM

Popped in there for a quick drink at lunchtime today. I'm not surprised they want us there as there were only 4 other people in the downstairs bar! Hopefully I will be bringing a couple more bodies with me.


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Hamish
Date: 25 Nov 09 - 02:40 PM

I popped in two Mondays ago early evening and it was heaving...

...but the more the better (and merrier!)


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: GUEST,BBP at work
Date: 26 Nov 09 - 06:18 AM

Hope it goes well.

Just watch out when Hamish starts heaving............


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: GUEST,MC Fat (at work)
Date: 26 Nov 09 - 06:46 AM

Best of luck Hamish sounds a great idea


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 26 Nov 09 - 01:25 PM

Despite My last Mudcat thread entitled
"Folk Sushhhhhing Folk"
and all the Rigmorole and Hot Air that went with it I am confident that Caters, singers and musicans will be considerate to all performers,
Although half cut suits that have been Lording it up all afternoon well I cannot speak for them.
Posters are up in Museum Mess room feed back is little at moment but from experience It will get better nearer the time,
Kind regards to all Pierre.


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Hamish
Date: 27 Nov 09 - 03:54 AM

Thanks, Pierre.

Just a final reminderette for those of you who might be planning to come on Monday and who only access the web from work...

Yes, it's The Savoy Tup in Savoy Street.
Yes, it starts at 6.15pm.
Yes, you can arrive earlier if you like.
No, you won't be reprimanded for turning up late.
Nor will you be chastised for leaving early.
Yes, there will be a very decent 'house' guitar available.
Yes, it's in the upstairs room, so:
No, we won't be mixing with "half cut suits who have been lording it up all afternoon"

See you Monday! Don't forget to arrange your pass with whomsover issues you with these items!!

Cheers

Hamish

~8^)


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Nov 09 - 05:13 AM

- oh, and I was hoping for a bit of chastising as well !!
Any chance of a 'house' fiddle as well ?

Sal the Gal
:-)


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Hamish
Date: 27 Nov 09 - 05:19 AM

A house fiddle? I think Matt is bringing a mandolin. Not sure if he'll be willing to lend it out, but perhaps if I vouch for your suitability, Sal...


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: matt milton
Date: 27 Nov 09 - 05:39 AM

well, I suppose I could in theory bring a fiddle. I was planning on bringing a banjo and mandolin, which others are welcome to use. Carrying 3 instruments is a bit of a stretch, but I've done it before and will no doubt do it again. Put it this way: are you definitely coming?


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: GUEST,SallyM
Date: 27 Nov 09 - 06:57 AM

Don't worry, I'll try and remember to bring one in, but thanks anyway Matt.
Trouble is, on the few occasions I have done this before, having slipped back into usual automatic-commuter-zombie mode I have been known to leave my fiddle on the train. Fortunately due to a lot of luck and having some personal contacts with railway staff I have managed to retrieve them again, but I'm sure my luck will run out at some point.
Maybe I'll just stick to unaccomplished singing.

Sal


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: stallion
Date: 28 Nov 09 - 03:42 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Hamish
Date: 29 Nov 09 - 02:53 PM

This time tomorrow we'll be in full swing. Just heard of a couple more all-but-definites. I have a good feeling about it.

See you there!!

~8^)


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: GUEST,woodsie
Date: 30 Nov 09 - 03:29 AM

I'm hoping to attend this!


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Hamish
Date: 30 Nov 09 - 04:32 AM

Good man, Woodsie! (Hmmm... could be "Good, woman, Woodsie" but it just feels like a chap's type of nickname.)

Well I feel like an intrepid explorer having survived the trials of two cancelled trains, wind and rain, yomping over the sodden (sodding?) ground with my various packs of life support and guitar strapped fore and aft...

...but all present and correct, suh!

I'll be there from about 6, first song at about quarter past...

~8^)


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: GUEST,Dave K
Date: 30 Nov 09 - 05:22 AM

See you tonight. Sounds like it is going to be an excellent session.


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: OldShep
Date: 30 Nov 09 - 05:24 AM

Greeting from a newcomer to the site. This sounds like an excellent idea and if you don't mind someone who has come back to folk after about 30yrs absence and needs to refer to his word book then... May I come along?


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: matt milton
Date: 30 Nov 09 - 05:26 AM

I meant to bring a few tambourines and shakers, as I often think percussion's sorely lacking at sessions. Then clean forgot.

I'll be there around five past. I have a banjo. I have a cheap Ashbury resonator mandolin. It's gonna be fun.


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: matt milton
Date: 30 Nov 09 - 05:58 AM

Mr Shep

You'll be most welcome.

I've actually packed a few songbooks myself just in case anyone wants any accompaniment, or feels in need of some inspiration


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Hamish
Date: 30 Nov 09 - 06:01 AM

David K*, Old Shep: you'll both be most very welcome.

And, Matt, I couldn't see the emoticon after your "Then clean forgot".

*David K, eh? Stipe me nadgers. What are you doing in these latitudes?


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Pistachio
Date: 30 Nov 09 - 10:21 AM

Grand idea - I hope you have a great first session - Shame I'm up in Yorkshire. Let us know how it works out!

Hazel.


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Surreysinger
Date: 30 Nov 09 - 06:47 PM

I'm intrigued ... the first posting suggested that this was an early evening singaround. And yet at the end we have talk about bringing tambourines, percussion and shakers - doesn't sound like any singaround I've ever been to.Nevertheless, hope it went well for you!


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 30 Nov 09 - 07:02 PM

NO eggs or shakers , and no Tune sets , but bloody good fun !!
Pub was happy ,next one probably after Christmas .


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Hamish
Date: 01 Dec 09 - 04:16 AM

Thanks for that, Terry. Yes - great fun indeed. We had a maximum of 13 people - 11 singers and two non-combatants - in the room and a great mix of material and styles. Loads of choruses, great banter.

And the venue is perfect. Just the right size, cosy enough but plenty of room to not be bashing instruments on hard objects. Plenty of chairs with no arms, too, for instrumental convenience! Nice and quiet, great acoustics. Beer was indeed superb.

And the main objective - that of spending enough behind the bar to make sure we'll be welcomed back - was achieved due in no small part to Woodsie and Peter ;-)

So, yes, a more than promising intial foray and I'm looking forward to another early in the new year.

~8^)


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Dec 09 - 04:33 AM

That was fun! Thanks for organising it, Hamish - will definitely try to make the next one.

Andy the non-combatant


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: GUEST,Dave Kenningham
Date: 01 Dec 09 - 04:46 AM

Thank you. A superb session in a marvelous venue. See in the new year.


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: GUEST,BBP at work and bleary-eyed
Date: 01 Dec 09 - 06:09 AM

Nice to meet you last night when I dropped by unexpectedly. Pity I was second one there after Hamish - the look of surprise on his face was a picture and you all missed it!.

Just sorry I could only stay the hour before heading back to deepest, darkest Lincolnshire. Still, was home by 11.15pm which was earlier than I'd thought possible.

Hope it keeps going.

Deirdre


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Mick Woods
Date: 01 Dec 09 - 06:22 AM

Thanks for organising this Hamish. Myself, Pete, Chris & Terry stayed 'til closing, hic ... time! Here are a few Pictures looking forward to the next one!


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Mick Woods
Date: 01 Dec 09 - 06:42 AM

Correction there were 14!


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: GUEST,SallyM
Date: 01 Dec 09 - 10:16 AM

Yes, well done Hamish, great pub, great beer, great evening, and good to put some faces to mudcat names.
I look forward to the next one.

Sal the Gal


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Smedley
Date: 01 Dec 09 - 10:20 AM

So is that Hamish in the hat ??


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Dec 09 - 10:25 AM

Unsurprisingly enough, the man in the hat is 'Pierre Le Chapeau'...


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Smedley
Date: 01 Dec 09 - 10:37 AM

Bien sur - et quel chapeau!


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: evansakes
Date: 01 Dec 09 - 10:40 AM

Hamish can be officially outed as the bearded bloke playing the guitar (in the dark jumper).

There are two men in hats...and even though I haven't seen him in years the more hirsute one looks suspiciously like Terry Silver.


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: GUEST,BBP still at work
Date: 01 Dec 09 - 11:19 AM

Yep, Terry Lead-digits was acting very suspiciously and the idea of Hamish being "outed" is more than a little amusing.

Deirdre the Invisible


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Mick Woods
Date: 02 Dec 09 - 01:16 AM

Have a look at Hamish's Myspace some great video footage of his performance at Gainsborough Folk Festival.


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: stallion
Date: 02 Dec 09 - 03:44 AM

How often are these sessions going to be?


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Hamish
Date: 02 Dec 09 - 04:07 AM

Well, Stallion, the quick answer is this: dunno.

They won't be as often as weekly. They'll be at least monthly. It depends on a number of imponderables. Like the state of the pub's diary (football and other private functions and whatever) and the state of my diary (unless someone else(s) want to share the responsibility of the not very onerous tasks involved in liaising with the pub and being there to kick proceedings off.)

We haven't necessarily settled on a day of the week, although Mondays look favourite because of football (they don't have Sky who do Monday matches)

I sort of have my eye on Monday 11th January for the next one.


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: matt milton
Date: 02 Dec 09 - 05:33 AM

Hi all

Yes, good time had by all I think. Rachel only left when she did cos she'd been up since 5 that morning.

Thanks for the pics!


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: seaJane
Date: 02 Dec 09 - 07:13 AM

Damn. I could have been there but forgot.

Another time maybe.


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Hamish
Date: 02 Dec 09 - 08:15 AM

SeaJane and all the others of you who have expressed interest or just lurked...

...I've just booked the next one for Monday 11th January.

PM me with an e-mail address and I'll send you a reminder a few days before.


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: GUEST,Essex Girl
Date: 02 Dec 09 - 09:19 AM

Sounds Good to me. I'll stay the course next time, and meanwhile pass the word to ehe Non-Mudcatters.


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Surreysinger
Date: 02 Dec 09 - 10:00 AM

Thanks for photos ... only two people I recognise there .. Sally M and Leadfingers. Looks like a nice venue.


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Subject: RE: Central London commuters' singaround?
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 02 Dec 09 - 02:44 PM

Well done to Hamish for organising the event it was a great evening in a great little pub with friendly bar staff.
I even got a free pint at the end of the night, Now that is a rare thing a free pint.
It was good to see everyone and to meet new folk, Excellent singers/players. well done.
I hope this venue continues into the New Year and that more folk attend.
Finally it was good to see the night out with Leadfingers, Woodsie and Co who stayed and kept us company right through to closing time.
Kind regards to all and I look forward to the next one,
Pierre Le Chapeau.


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From: Leadfingers
Date: 03 Dec 09 - 07:18 AM

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