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Shepley Spring Festival 2010

Bryony 19 Apr 10 - 08:22 AM
selby 19 Apr 10 - 10:25 AM
Michael 19 Apr 10 - 11:24 AM
Bryony 19 Apr 10 - 12:02 PM
GUEST,Bryony 05 May 10 - 02:41 PM
Wheatman 05 May 10 - 04:46 PM
GUEST,Tom Moore 05 May 10 - 05:18 PM
Herga Kitty 05 May 10 - 05:53 PM
GUEST 06 May 10 - 06:48 AM
GUEST,Bryony 06 May 10 - 06:49 AM
Herga Kitty 18 May 10 - 02:28 PM
Wheatman 19 May 10 - 02:41 AM
JP2 19 May 10 - 03:08 AM
GUEST,Bryony 19 May 10 - 02:42 PM
Wheatman 20 May 10 - 02:34 AM
Cath 25 May 10 - 10:42 AM
Captain Farrell 25 May 10 - 11:13 AM
Bryony 25 May 10 - 01:24 PM
selby 25 May 10 - 01:33 PM
Mrs.Duck 25 May 10 - 02:57 PM
Captain Farrell 25 May 10 - 03:11 PM
GUEST,leila.. 25 May 10 - 03:36 PM
Captain Farrell 26 May 10 - 05:58 AM
Captain Farrell 26 May 10 - 10:40 AM
GUEST,moira(flyingcat) 26 May 10 - 11:00 AM
Michael 26 May 10 - 11:47 AM
GUEST,leila.. 26 May 10 - 12:35 PM
GUEST 26 May 10 - 03:28 PM
GUEST,addison 26 May 10 - 04:47 PM
GUEST,Folkiedave 26 May 10 - 05:44 PM
GUEST,Folkiedave 26 May 10 - 05:46 PM
GUEST,leila.. 27 May 10 - 03:41 AM
Wheatman 27 May 10 - 10:28 AM
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Subject: Shepley Spring Festival 2010
From: Bryony
Date: 19 Apr 10 - 08:22 AM

Shepley Spring Festival, near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, is coming up just around the corner, a weekend later than usual from 21st-23rd May. (So it might be a bit warmer this year!)

The festival has a full weekend of events celebrating the best of traditional music, song and dance, including concerts, ceilidhs, morris dancing, music and song sessions, and music and dance workshops.

Artists include:
Seth Lakeman, 3 Daft Monkeys, Jackie Oates, Mawkin:Causley, Tim O'Brien & Kris Drever, Skerryvore, Saltfishforty, Jim Moray, Bedlam, Shepley Singers

There is also a special event on the Sunday called 'To Slay a Bullock' which is a collaboration between Grenoside Sword Dancers and The Newcastle Kingsmen (current champions of DERT!) to celebrate the 100th year anniversary of Cecil Sharp's "Sword Dances of Northern England - Part1." The day will include a rare performance, several dance workshops and an illustrated talk.

And you can even hire a Yurt for the weekend!

Full details can be found here:
Shepley Spring Festival 2010

I hope to see you there!
Bryony


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Subject: RE: Shepley Spring Festival 2010
From: selby
Date: 19 Apr 10 - 10:25 AM

You will and being positive I,m packing my shorts!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Shepley Spring Festival 2010
From: Michael
Date: 19 Apr 10 - 11:24 AM

Me too Keith only mine are in a bottle.

Mike


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Subject: RE: Shepley Spring Festival 2010
From: Bryony
Date: 19 Apr 10 - 12:02 PM

Took me a while that one Mike, doh!!
(Wellies and shorts are a great look.....)


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Subject: RE: Shepley Spring Festival 2010
From: GUEST,Bryony
Date: 05 May 10 - 02:41 PM

Hi all,
There is still hostel accommodation available at the lovely Cliffe House if you think it might be a bit nippy for camping!

Cliffe House Conference Centre is in Shepley village and is the venue for all the music and singing workshops.

It's only a couple of minutes walk from the main festival site and offers dormitory style bed and breakfast accommodation in 2, 4 or 6 bedded rooms.

The new price is £20 B&B per night for old and new bookers. Now available Sunday night too.

Sounds good to me, but I'll be in mi VW!

Bryony


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Subject: RE: Shepley Spring Festival 2010
From: Wheatman
Date: 05 May 10 - 04:46 PM

The now retired Kells will be there to do their bit before and after the festival. We will be packing double pyjamas and bed socks


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Subject: RE: Shepley Spring Festival 2010
From: GUEST,Tom Moore
Date: 05 May 10 - 05:18 PM

Really looking forward to my first Shepley...

please try and get along to the main concert at 6.30 on sunday- my new band 'Moore, Moss, Rutter' will be playing as well as Jackie Oates and others.

Tom


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Subject: RE: Shepley Spring Festival 2010
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 05 May 10 - 05:53 PM

Can't make it, unfortunately, but I believe the guest artists include Moira Craig, Sarah Morgan and Carolyn Robson....

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Shepley Spring Festival 2010
From: GUEST
Date: 06 May 10 - 06:48 AM

Hi Tom, looking forward to hearing you guys, the demo sounds ace.
My deeds will all by done by then, so I'll be enjoying a pint!

Double pyjamas...good call, although the concert marquee will be heated this year!

The rest of the sunday night concert is:

SUNDAY NIGHT 6.30pm 'til late!

Moore, Moss, Rutter

Jackie Oates

Coope Boyes and Simpson (with their new album!)

3 Daft Monkeys



Skerryvore


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Subject: RE: Shepley Spring Festival 2010
From: GUEST,Bryony
Date: 06 May 10 - 06:49 AM

Sorry, that was me. Seem to have lost mi name!


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Subject: RE: Shepley Spring Festival 2010
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 18 May 10 - 02:28 PM

Refresh...

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Shepley Spring Festival 2010
From: Wheatman
Date: 19 May 10 - 02:41 AM

The weather forecast is looking good for the rest of the country but everyone knows Sheply has it's own weather. On top of that mountain (we have nothing like it in the Fens so it must be a mountain) the wind always blows. We will still be packing double pyjamas to wear under our normal clothes for the evening concerts coz we don't want to miss any part of the event. We hitch up Bella (our caravan) tomorrow morning should be there by mid day to do some stuff and check the water table. It will be great to see old friends again.
Brian and Christine


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Subject: RE: Shepley Spring Festival 2010
From: JP2
Date: 19 May 10 - 03:08 AM

Now look here Brian,you're retired,I'm retired,but there's no need to go rubbing that fact in to those unfortunates that aren't!!!!!LOL!
And it will probably be warmer in Shepley than a certain event in January that I could name,but won't!!!!!!!

JP2.


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Subject: RE: Shepley Spring Festival 2010
From: GUEST,Bryony
Date: 19 May 10 - 02:42 PM

23 degrees forecast!! (during the day......the night will be rather different I'm sure!).

Just cleaning out Trundle (the vw) and loading him up with plenty of duvets in between choir stuff and schools showcase and various other chaotic things!!

'What's on when' is updated on the website

xx


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Subject: RE: Shepley Spring Festival 2010
From: Wheatman
Date: 20 May 10 - 02:34 AM

Just about to hitch up, look out Sheply here we come, the kells senior will soon be on their way. The kells junior will arrive on Friday (after work, ha)


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Subject: RE: Shepley Spring Festival 2010
From: Cath
Date: 25 May 10 - 10:42 AM

So how was it then? It was a beautiful weekend for it.


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Subject: RE: Shepley Spring Festival 2010
From: Captain Farrell
Date: 25 May 10 - 11:13 AM

Great weekend but did some of it have to be so loud


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Subject: RE: Shepley Spring Festival 2010
From: Bryony
Date: 25 May 10 - 01:24 PM

It was BRILLIANT!!!

What did you think was too loud?


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Subject: RE: Shepley Spring Festival 2010
From: selby
Date: 25 May 10 - 01:33 PM

Had a fantastic weekend.Shorts worked a treat, I hope who ever was in charge of the weather gets the job next year.


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Subject: RE: Shepley Spring Festival 2010
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 25 May 10 - 02:57 PM

It was a great festival. Loved the fact that kids were given chance to perform. Definitely in the diary for next year!


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Subject: RE: Shepley Spring Festival 2010
From: Captain Farrell
Date: 25 May 10 - 03:11 PM

Re too loud
Anything that includes drum with mics probable Seth Lakeman and whoever was on the dance area when Joe broughton was playing in the Hub on Sunday afternoon.As to whether it was to loud is of course to each person tastes but at 100 yds. in the caravan it felt very uncomfortable.


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Subject: RE: Shepley Spring Festival 2010
From: GUEST,leila..
Date: 25 May 10 - 03:36 PM

The most perfect weekend!! Loved it from start to finish!

I was next to the speakers most of the weekend.. no probs with it being too loud for me!

Beer Tent was loud Friday.. with The Young'Uns prompting a very fab sing song! Amazing atmosphere!!

See you all next year! Good job done Shepley! :-)


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Subject: RE: Shepley Spring Festival 2010
From: Captain Farrell
Date: 26 May 10 - 05:58 AM

Is it just as we get older that we feel pain in the chest cavity from bass frequencies. I do remember at Fylde not many years ago when Little Jonny England started half the audience walked out after the first tune
not because of quality but quantity.And every one was an older person someone back me up on this one.


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Subject: RE: Shepley Spring Festival 2010
From: Captain Farrell
Date: 26 May 10 - 10:40 AM

I was sat at the front at most of the concerts and the sound was indeed very good no problems. It`s the choice of acts who seem to want a more
pop/rock rather than acoustic made louder sound. After all I hope it was a Folk Festival rather than a more Glastonbury type festival.Sorry about complaining but I did have a great time honest.


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Subject: RE: Shepley Spring Festival 2010
From: GUEST,moira(flyingcat)
Date: 26 May 10 - 11:00 AM

I agree, I found at times the noise was so loud my ears were hurting.


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Subject: RE: Shepley Spring Festival 2010
From: Michael
Date: 26 May 10 - 11:47 AM

I agree with Mr Selby,we,including kids, had a great weekend.
You can't please all of the people all of the time, so don't worry.

Mike


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Subject: RE: Shepley Spring Festival 2010
From: GUEST,leila..
Date: 26 May 10 - 12:35 PM

No complaints were made to me.. and I was with the Main Stage the whole time.. and I had Ear Plugs available to anybody who became uncomfortable with the noise.. non were requested..

Pop/rock?


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Subject: RE: Shepley Spring Festival 2010
From: GUEST
Date: 26 May 10 - 03:28 PM

If you think Seth was loud (and it is not the first time this has been mentioned about Seth at a festival) then you might take it up with his management. Nowadays many artists travel with their own sound crew, monitor engineers and the festival will have little influence about the level.

But the festival was a great experience, and I think both the organisers and artists deserve a huge round of applause. Having seen the worst that the weather can throw at Shepley we have now seen the best.

The Young 'Uns were great and I was very impressed (second time) by Moore Moss Rutter. A measure of their talent is that there were a number of their peers in the audience.


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Subject: RE: Shepley Spring Festival 2010
From: GUEST,addison
Date: 26 May 10 - 04:47 PM

"Guest" says that festivals have little influence over sound levels.
I know of one festival that states that they would prefer artists to use their own equipment and professional sound engineers. But they add that if bands wish to use their own engineers "the quality and volumes at soundchecks and performances will be monitored by the festival's PA manager who will have ultimate control over such matters." This is because of the agreement with the local authority. It's a green field festival, using marquees.
So it is possible for festivals to influence sound levels.
You just have to make sure that you tell artists in advance and that your own equipment and PA people are as professional as possible.

I was at Shepley, stayed for a few songs from Seth, didn't think it excessively loud. I left for other reasons. I did notice that Seth's own PA person seemed to do a longish line check before he went on, presumably after a soundcheck before the concert started. seemed excessive. I didn't stay for 3 Daft Monkeys on Sunday, but suspect they might have been louder...

Incidentally, there seems to be an increase in people posting as "Guest" - I thought this wasn't allowed under the Mudcat rules.
   
Addison


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Subject: RE: Shepley Spring Festival 2010
From: GUEST,Folkiedave
Date: 26 May 10 - 05:44 PM

Indeed and I apologise for remaining anonymous, I am having difficulties with cookies at the moment.

I can only call it as I see it. I didn't see and hear Seth - just saying that you need to complain to the correct person. I have never come across a PA manager at a folk festival. I have known of sound limiters on the perimeter at a pop festival.

Who has a PA manager. (Wychwood has sound limiters installed). Saw Three Daft Monkeys and Skerryvore. Both were loud IMHO but I am old.

Loud from the beer tent? Yes!!!


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Subject: RE: Shepley Spring Festival 2010
From: GUEST,Folkiedave
Date: 26 May 10 - 05:46 PM

Sorry - posted without a preview. Should have been "Which festival has a PA manager?"


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Subject: RE: Shepley Spring Festival 2010
From: GUEST,leila..
Date: 27 May 10 - 03:41 AM

Who got to see Ewan McLennan..?

He was fantastic!!


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Subject: RE: Shepley Spring Festival 2010
From: Wheatman
Date: 27 May 10 - 10:28 AM

Could not understand a word Seth Lakeman sang, we left after 3 songs. The quality of his sound was better half way across the camp site. Skerryvore were loud but excellent. We tend not to do concerts now because of the poor quality and loudness. Moore, Moss and Rutter are a trio to watch out for. The weather was brilliant as was Slay the Bullock. All in all a great event well done Shepley, we will be back, if we are allowed.
Brian and Christine


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Subject: RE: Shepley Spring Festival 2010
From: GUEST
Date: 27 May 10 - 02:09 PM

how good were The Young'uns!!! Amazing!!! Plus their album is great


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Subject: RE: Shepley Spring Festival 2010
From: TopcatBanjo
Date: 27 May 10 - 03:52 PM

Did any of you see Tim O'Brien and Kris Drever there? We already had tickets to see them at Bury Met on the Saturday so couldn't stretch to going to Shepley too. They were absolutely wonderful at Bury. Lovely harmonies, great playing, top notch stuff!


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Subject: RE: Shepley Spring Festival 2010
From: Bryony
Date: 27 May 10 - 06:25 PM

Hi all, I didn't manage to catch many other acts cos I was busy running around performing myself, but I did manage to catch a bit of Seth. The marquee was rammed so I only popped in at the back, then the beer tent called me.....but yes, I could hear it from there pretty well!

I was sad I missed The Young 'Uns, but heard brilliant reports about them.

I did hear Moore, Moss and Rutter though. WOWZERS!! I need to get practising, they were brilliant.

White Rose were on top form and the other dance teams were all of a very high standard.....and nice to be able to watch the dance showcase on the outside arena in the glorious sunshine rather than the usual steamy dance tent!

I think I'm still catching up on sleep....might not fully recover for another week or so!


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