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Subject: Canal Accessible Folk Events 2010
From: Ian Hendrie
Date: 21 Nov 09 - 05:51 AM

I'm planning next year's canal holiday(s) and decided that some additional information is needed. I need to know the answer to the question:

What folk music can I experience whilst travelling around the UK on the canals in 2010?

I thought it might be useful to create a thread where Mudcatters could list either one-off events or regular Folk Club nights, singarounds or whatever. Ideally the event should be within walking distance of some suitable canal-side moorings.

I'll start the ball rolling with :

Fairport's Cropredy Convention which is being held from Thursday 12th - Saturday 14th August 2010.

Ian


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Subject: RE: Canal Accessible Folk Events 2010
From: Leadfingers
Date: 21 Nov 09 - 06:07 AM

Banbury Festival is right alongside the canal . And So is Warwick I believe !
We have 'done' the canals extensively with a LOT of folkies in Narrow boats and had some very good reception in Canalside pubs , often meeting Local Folkies on the night .


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Subject: RE: Canal Accessible Folk Events 2010
From: Leadfingers
Date: 21 Nov 09 - 06:09 AM

You could try a PM to Admiral - Tony knows the whole system pretty ell


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Subject: RE: Canal Accessible Folk Events 2010
From: Andy Jackson
Date: 21 Nov 09 - 09:17 AM

By the magic that is canal life you could have a good evening in one pub, have a days cruising and a gentle stroll back to the same pub next evening!! Ah bliss.

Meanwhile though:-

Lechlade on the Thames.
Wallingford Bunk fest.

But yes if in doubt ask the Admiral.


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Subject: RE: Canal Accessible Folk Events 2010
From: Captain Farrell
Date: 21 Nov 09 - 09:36 AM

Saddleworth Folk Festival but narrowboats only is ideal free mooring for 48 hours


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Subject: RE: Canal Accessible Folk Events 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 21 Nov 09 - 09:45 AM

Here's a fascinating UK website which provides a whole lot of information about the canals and other inland waterways, and a very comprehensive list of old and new songs: Click here for website

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Canal Accessible Folk Events 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 21 Nov 09 - 10:20 AM

Oh, here's a link to the general "ring" website of the UK inland waterways: click here for website

I admit to having gotten lost trying to navigate the "ring." But I was more interested in the songs.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Canal Accessible Folk Events 2010
From: Leadfingers
Date: 21 Nov 09 - 10:28 AM

Charley - You should come over and experience the canals yourself !!


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Subject: RE: Canal Accessible Folk Events 2010
From: Acorn4
Date: 21 Nov 09 - 11:04 AM

Moira Furnace Festival is on the Ashby de la Zouch Canal - towards the end of August the week before Sidmouth.


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Subject: RE: Canal Accessible Folk Events 2010
From: GUEST,AndyC
Date: 21 Nov 09 - 12:06 PM

The Real Music Club in Willington, Derbyshire, is right next to the Trent & Mersey Canal. It's every Thursday evening in the Green Man or Rising Sun pubs in the centre of the vilage, and unlike a lot of clubs it carries on right through the summer holidays. The music is a mix of traditional and contemporary acoustic, it's free to get in too.


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Subject: RE: Canal Accessible Folk Events 2010
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 21 Nov 09 - 05:39 PM

We tend to organise folky events a few months in advance at the Yorkshire Waterways Museum. So watch this space. There are folk CDs of canal songs on sale in the museum and several of the volunteers/crews are folkies. Check out the website for more info.


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Subject: RE: Canal Accessible Folk Events 2010
From: Bernard
Date: 21 Nov 09 - 07:50 PM

Lymm Festival (Bridgewater Canal) from June 24th to July 2nd...


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Subject: RE: Canal Accessible Folk Events 2010
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 21 Nov 09 - 08:08 PM

The Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival, celebrating its 20th year in June 2010. Middlewich is on the Trent & Mersey Canal and at the end of its own branch of the Shropshire Union.

http://www.midfest.org.uk


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Subject: RE: Canal Accessible Folk Events 2010
From: Splott Man
Date: 23 Nov 09 - 03:40 AM

I met a boat owner at Banbury a couple of years ago who had just happened upon the festival. An insant convert to folk music he then turned up at Bedworth having navigated there.


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Subject: RE: Canal Accessible Folk Events 2010
From: GREEN WELLIES
Date: 23 Nov 09 - 03:46 AM

Unless I'm mistaken, or its changed, I'm sure Bromsgrove Folk Festival is held at the Bowling Green Pub, which is next to the canal in Worcestershire. Should be info on their website.


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Subject: RE: Canal Accessible Folk Events 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 23 Nov 09 - 09:17 AM

My wife and I had the joy of being tourist passengers aboard the canalboats headquartered in Llangollen, both the horse-drawn and motorized ones. We'd love to spend more time aboard and may get a chance to do that next September. We were very impressed with the run across Telford's great bridge over the Dee.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Canal Accessible Folk Events 2010
From: Paul Reade
Date: 23 Nov 09 - 02:24 PM

Skipton Folk Club is on every Monday (including August - we never close) in the Narrow Boat Inn, a couple of minutes walk from the Leeds & Liverpool canal / Springs Branch junction - see http://www.skiptonfolkclub.co.uk/. We always welcome visiting boaters.


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Subject: RE: Canal Accessible Folk Events 2010
From: Paul Reade
Date: 23 Nov 09 - 03:15 PM

There's a great "unplugged" session every Wednesday at the Stubbing Wharf Inn in Hebden Bridge, next to the Rochdale Canal (between locks 10 and 11), with moorings right outside the pub. It's not just folk of course but I've sung folk (unaccompanied) there that went down OK. (see http://www.myspace.com/openmicsurgeryorg )

On the first Saturday of the month there's a session at the Anchor Inn, Salterforth, near Barnoldswick (Lancashire, but a lot of Tykes dispute this!) right next to bridge 151 on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.


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Subject: RE: Canal Accessible Folk Events 2010
From: Dick The Box
Date: 23 Nov 09 - 04:14 PM

Please note that although the Moira Folk Festival is on the Ashby Canal, you cannot get to it by boat unless you take it out of the water at Snarestone and put it back in again at Donisthorpe. The section at Moira has been restored and rewatered I am glad to say but the other abandoned stretch has yet to be done. Fingers crossed though!


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Subject: RE: Canal Accessible Folk Events 2010
From: greg stephens
Date: 23 Nov 09 - 04:18 PM

The Audlem Bagpipe and Hurdy Gurdy Festival is on a Saturady every November. Not sure how they work out which Saturday. It takes place in the Shroppie Fly, and if you walk out of the pub a bit fast you will fall straight into the Shropshire Union canal.


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Subject: RE: Canal Accessible Folk Events 2010
From: Paul Reade
Date: 23 Nov 09 - 04:26 PM

You could try my mate Arthur Wakefield's Folk Club, Dog and Partridge, Bollington (Macclesfield Canal) every Friday http://www.whitenancy.freeserve.co.uk/


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Subject: RE: Canal Accessible Folk Events 2010
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 23 Nov 09 - 07:39 PM

Acorn4 - I think that Moira Furnace is well after Sidmouth festival but clashes with the start of Whitby...?

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Canal Accessible Folk Events 2010
From: Two of a Hind
Date: 24 Nov 09 - 05:58 AM

The Trout at Lechlade host a festival run by the River Folk Club in late July every year and Newport Folk Club run another Festival on the first complete weekend in August.


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Subject: RE: Canal Accessible Folk Events 2010
From: Mo the caller
Date: 24 Nov 09 - 06:58 AM

The Shroppie Fly at Audlem on the Shropshire Union also has a very friendly session every Monday. Anything goes, tunes or songs. Being on the canal you never know who will be there, so you get a good variety in summer.
Last Friday of the month at the Dusty Miller Wrenbury attracts the same crowd and more, some go there early for a meal (you might need to book). First Thursday of month in Nantwich is moving to the Rifleman. All start around 8.30 (or whenever)


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Subject: RE: Canal Accessible Folk Events 2010
From: Mr Happy
Date: 24 Nov 09 - 07:31 AM

Also last Friday of the month, The Shady Oak session, Tiverton, Nr. Beeston, Cheshirehttp://www.shadyoak.co.uk/


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Subject: RE: Canal Accessible Folk Events 2010
From: Mr Happy
Date: 24 Nov 09 - 07:34 AM

2nd Saturday of the month

Boars Head session, Middlewich, Cheshirehttp://www.theboars.com/


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Subject: RE: Canal Accessible Folk Events 2010
From: Dave Sutherland
Date: 24 Nov 09 - 07:43 AM

Traditions at the Tiger, Tiger Inn faces the Erewash Canal in Long Eaton; mooring at Sawley Marina 2 miles away and possibly some mooring on the canal itself (worth checking) see www.tigerfolk.com for dates.


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Subject: RE: Canal Accessible Folk Events 2010
From: bubblyrat
Date: 24 Nov 09 - 07:44 AM

There SHOULD be an 11th "Wittfest" Charity Folk Festival ,around June time,at The Plough, Long Wittenham ; a long,terraced beer-garden sweeps down to moorings / landing -stages on the Thames (in fact,the weir-stream from the nearby lock).


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Subject: RE: Canal Accessible Folk Events 2010
From: Ian Hendrie
Date: 06 Dec 09 - 01:15 PM

Since my original posting there has been considerable response. I have taken the liberty of collating that information, added some dates and put it in chronological order. There are also some web-addresses but I haven't made 'blue clickies' for them I'm afraid.

I would also like to be cheeky and mention the following concert which has been arranged since my first posting:

The Anthony John Clarke Band (+ jiva) at North Cheshire Cruising Club, High Lane, Cheshire (on the Macclesfield Canal). Saturday February 27th. (£8) E-mail me for tickets.

Folk Festivals :

Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival June 18, 19 & 20   http://midfest.org.uk/mfab/

Lymm Festival (Bridgewater Canal) from June 24th to July 2nd http://www.lymmfolkclub.org.uk/lymmfest2010.html

Bromsgrove Folk Festival July 9th, 10th & 11th 2010 http://www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk/page16a.html

Saddleworth Folk Festival 16th.- 18th. July 2010 http://www.safra.org.uk/

Warwick Festival 23-24-25 July 2010 http://www.warwickfolkfestival.co.uk/index.shtml

Fairport's Cropredy Convention Thursday 12th - Saturday 14th August 2010.

Wallingford Bunkfest Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th September 2010 http://www.bunkfest.co.uk/

Banbury Festival 8th-10th October   http://www.banburyfolkfestival.co.uk/


Regular events :

The Real Music Club in Willington, Derbyshire, is right next to the Trent & Mersey Canal. It's every Thursday evening in the Green Man or Rising Sun.

Skipton Folk Club is on every Monday (including August - we never close) in the Narrow Boat Inn.

Arthur Wakefield's Folk Club, Dog and Partridge, Bollington (Macclesfield Canal) every Friday.

Audlem Bagpipe and Hurdy Gurdy Festival is on a Saturday every November.

The Shroppie Fly at Audlem on the Shropshire Union also has a very friendly session every Monday.

Last Friday of the month at the Dusty Miller Wrenbury attracts the same crowd and more, some go there early for a meal (you might need to book). First Thursday of month in Nantwich is moving to the Rifleman. All start around 8.30 (or whenever). Also last Friday of the month, The Shady Oak session, Tiverton, Nr. Beeston, Cheshire, 2nd Saturday of the month

No responsibility is accepted for any errors I'll try to add to this as I discover more. Your help will be invaluable.

Ian


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Subject: RE: Canal Accessible Folk Events 2010
From: GUEST,Rattler
Date: 06 Dec 09 - 03:07 PM

The Packet Inn, Retford, Bridge 57 on the Chesterfield Canal, has a music & song session on the 2nd Thursday of every month. Tie up right next to the pub & microbrewery.


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Subject: RE: Canal Accessible Folk Events 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 06 Dec 09 - 04:16 PM

But nothing, absolutely nothing, happening at the Navigation Inn.

Sad!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Canal Accessible Folk Events 2010
From: Ian Hendrie
Date: 19 Apr 10 - 05:11 AM

Just thought I would refresh this and see if there were any more canal-side (or near canal) folk events going on.

Folk Festivals :

Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival June 18, 19 & 20   http://midfest.org.uk/mfab/

Lymm Festival (Bridgewater Canal) from June 24th to July 2nd http://www.lymmfolkclub.org.uk/lymmfest2010.html

Bromsgrove Folk Festival July 9th, 10th & 11th 2010 http://www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk/page16a.html

Saddleworth Folk Festival 16th.- 18th. July 2010 http://www.safra.org.uk/

Warwick Festival 23-24-25 July 2010 http://www.warwickfolkfestival.co.uk/index.shtml

Fairport's Cropredy Convention Thursday 12th - Saturday 14th August 2010.

Wallingford Bunkfest Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th September 2010 http://www.bunkfest.co.uk/

Banbury Festival 8th-10th October   http://www.banburyfolkfestival.co.uk/


Regular events :

The Real Music Club in Willington, Derbyshire, is right next to the Trent & Mersey Canal. It's every Thursday evening in the Green Man or Rising Sun.

Skipton Folk Club is on every Monday (including August - we never close) in the Narrow Boat Inn.

The Packet Inn, Retford, Bridge 57 on the Chesterfield Canal, has a music & song session on the 2nd Thursday of every month. Tie up right next to the pub & microbrewery.

Arthur Wakefield's Folk Club, Dog and Partridge, Bollington (Macclesfield Canal) every Friday.

Audlem Bagpipe and Hurdy Gurdy Festival is on a Saturday every November.

The Shroppie Fly at Audlem on the Shropshire Union also has a very friendly session every Monday.

Last Friday of the month at the Dusty Miller Wrenbury attracts the same crowd and more, some go there early for a meal (you might need to book). First Thursday of month in Nantwich is moving to the Rifleman. All start around 8.30 (or whenever). Also last Friday of the month, The Shady Oak session, Tiverton, Nr. Beeston, Cheshire, 2nd Saturday of the month

No responsibility is accepted for any errors I'll try to add to this as I discover more. Your help will be invaluable.

Ian


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Subject: RE: Canal Accessible Folk Events 2010
From: Mr Happy
Date: 19 Apr 10 - 08:01 AM

Ian,

Your last entry above for 2nd Saturday of the month should show it's the Boars Head sesh in Middlewich http://www.theboars.com/

This pub is also one of the main session venues used during Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival in June, here: http://midfest.org.uk/mfab/


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Subject: RE: Canal Accessible Folk Events 2010
From: Busy Lizzie
Date: 19 Apr 10 - 08:11 AM

And if you are around Middlewich first Sunday of any month, you can join the BIG LOCK FOLK CLUB - very informal music session run by me!

Visitors of all abilities absolutely welcome, musicians, listeners, joiner inners of all ages encouraged to join in.

Regular visitors from bands often come over as well as regular boaters passing through! Towpath mooring both sides of the lock.

Usually starting in the restaraunt when the diners are finishing, 8 for 8.30.

Excellent food if you want to dine before you play!

Contact Liz for details - please see my website www. inanyevent. org. uk for my details.

Guests always welcome.

Look forward to seeing you.


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Subject: RE: Canal Accessible Folk Events 2010
From: GUEST,Silas
Date: 19 Apr 10 - 08:17 AM

Not forgetting Upton on Severn FF - not stricty canal, but navigable by narrowboat.


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Subject: RE: Canal Accessible Folk Events 2010
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 19 Apr 10 - 03:23 PM

24th-25th July
Various folk events, concerts/sessions at the Yorkshire Waterways Museum. 2 local marinas and some berths a mile up the Aire and Calder at Rawcliffe Bridge (where (Rawcliffe) there's a great session every other Wednesday). It's to celebrate the centenary of the Sheffield-size keel 'Sobriety' and the retirement of the director of the museum.


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Subject: RE: Canal Accessible Folk Events 2010
From: Bounty Hound
Date: 19 Apr 10 - 03:40 PM

Just to clear up confusion from much earlier in this thread, Moira Furnace Folk Festival is the 20th to the 22nd August. You may not be able to get there by boat (See earlier post from Dick the Box) but you will find some excellent music there, Including some footstomping folk/rock from The Bounty Hounds

John


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Subject: RE: Canal Accessible Folk Events 2010
From: GUEST,Bob ( NB "Destiny" )
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 11:35 AM

Abbey Inn, Pollard Lane, Leeds.

Tuesday night Folk Club. Singaround, all levels, all types of music appreciated, all instruments played, except grand pianos, we can't fit them through the door !
Well worth a visit.


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Subject: RE: Canal Accessible Folk Events 2010
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 02:06 PM

Next Wednesday, 18th August starting around 9pm at The Boar's Head it's Middlewich Open Mike/Poetry & Pints - the last under my (genial) jurisdiction.
All welcome. A couple of minutes walk from the canal and town centre and a couple of miles from Junction 18 of the M6.


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Subject: RE: Canal Accessible Folk Events 2010
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 02:22 PM

...oh, and Lost In The Mist, featuring myself ('Quality' Dave), 'Bouncing' Bob Webb and 'Little' Ian Murfitt are at The Shroppie Fly at Audlem, Cheshire (Shropshire Union Canal),on Sunday 29th August at 2.30pm, as part of the entertainment for a beer festival, and on Thursday 6th September we're back at the Fox & Hounds on the road between Holmes Chapel and Middlewich at 8.30pm. In fact the F&H is a couple of miles nearer to Junction 18 of the M6 than Middlewich is (see previous posting). Ta.


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Subject: RE: Canal Accessible Folk Events 2010
From: GUEST,Guest Ian
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 04:00 AM

If anyone is starting to plan for next year, there is to be a maritime music festival during Easter 2011 at the National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire. This will run alongside the well established annual boat festival.
The aim is, through music, to link the deep water trade of the tall ship days with the supply chain of the inland waterways.
More information on : www.trimrigdoxy.com/shanty/home.html
Tried the blue clicky but it would not work.

Ian


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