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Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010

GUEST,Vin2 28 May 10 - 11:47 AM
BusyBee Paul 28 May 10 - 01:14 PM
r.padgett 28 May 10 - 01:54 PM
Les in Chorlton 29 May 10 - 12:17 PM
Pistachio 30 May 10 - 09:33 AM
GUEST 02 Jun 10 - 11:22 AM
Vin2 02 Jun 10 - 11:58 AM
Aeola 02 Jun 10 - 01:39 PM
Linda Kelly 02 Jun 10 - 02:13 PM
MC Fat 03 Jun 10 - 03:15 AM
GUEST 03 Jun 10 - 04:21 AM
GUEST,Scowie 03 Jun 10 - 04:22 AM
GUEST,MC Fat (at work) 03 Jun 10 - 04:23 AM
GUEST,Scowie 03 Jun 10 - 12:46 PM
r.padgett 03 Jun 10 - 12:59 PM
scowie 03 Jun 10 - 03:58 PM
Aeola 03 Jun 10 - 06:02 PM
r.padgett 04 Jun 10 - 03:35 AM
Linda Kelly 04 Jun 10 - 08:03 AM
Vin2 04 Jun 10 - 11:13 AM
GUEST,Captain Farrell 08 Jun 10 - 11:28 AM
scowie 08 Jun 10 - 03:05 PM
Aeola 08 Jun 10 - 06:27 PM
Soldier boy 08 Jun 10 - 09:52 PM
Hamish 09 Jun 10 - 03:13 AM
Vin2 10 Jun 10 - 05:54 AM
Soldier boy 10 Jun 10 - 10:32 AM
GUEST,Saucy Nancy 12 Jun 10 - 03:00 PM
Vin2 14 Jun 10 - 12:53 PM
Linda Kelly 14 Jun 10 - 03:20 PM
Soldier boy 14 Jun 10 - 07:57 PM
Linda Kelly 15 Jun 10 - 08:12 AM
GUEST,Orson trap 15 Jun 10 - 09:57 AM
Vin2 17 Jun 10 - 08:04 AM
Linda Kelly 17 Jun 10 - 08:16 AM
GUEST,Captain farrell 18 Jun 10 - 04:44 AM
HipflaskAndy 18 Jun 10 - 05:06 AM
GUEST,SophFFS 18 Jun 10 - 08:58 AM
Vin2 18 Jun 10 - 09:32 AM
GUEST,bigdrummergirl 18 Jun 10 - 03:53 PM
Vin2 22 Jun 10 - 05:25 AM
Vin2 22 Jun 10 - 08:33 AM
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Linda Kelly 28 Jun 10 - 02:07 PM
Vin2 29 Jun 10 - 08:50 AM
GUEST,Orson Trap 29 Jun 10 - 10:30 AM
GUEST,SophFFS 29 Jun 10 - 03:04 PM
Vin2 30 Jun 10 - 03:58 AM
Soldier boy 30 Jun 10 - 07:30 PM
scowie 01 Jul 10 - 02:17 PM
Soldier boy 01 Jul 10 - 08:29 PM
Vin2 02 Jul 10 - 04:56 AM
GUEST,selby 02 Jul 10 - 05:10 AM
GUEST,yorky 02 Jul 10 - 08:02 AM
GUEST,Captain farrell 02 Jul 10 - 08:15 AM
GUEST 02 Jul 10 - 08:16 AM
scowie 02 Jul 10 - 11:44 AM
GUEST,SID 02 Jul 10 - 02:59 PM
scowie 03 Jul 10 - 02:49 AM
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GUEST,Captain Farrell 08 Jul 10 - 05:58 AM
scowie 08 Jul 10 - 06:12 AM
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Noreen 15 Jul 10 - 05:37 AM
Joe Nicholson 15 Jul 10 - 07:00 AM
Joe Nicholson 15 Jul 10 - 07:02 AM
Linda Kelly 15 Jul 10 - 07:54 AM
Vin2 15 Jul 10 - 08:02 AM
Vin2 15 Jul 10 - 08:11 AM
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muppett 15 Jul 10 - 10:36 AM
Phil Edwards 15 Jul 10 - 11:13 AM
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scowie 16 Jul 10 - 04:48 AM
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GUEST,SID 19 Jul 10 - 05:18 AM
GUEST,Orson Trap 19 Jul 10 - 06:03 AM
GUEST,MC Fat (at work) 19 Jul 10 - 06:46 AM
Soldier boy 19 Jul 10 - 08:56 AM
GUEST,Captain Farrell 19 Jul 10 - 09:31 AM
GUEST 19 Jul 10 - 09:36 AM
GUEST,Vin2 19 Jul 10 - 09:41 AM
GUEST,Orson Trap 19 Jul 10 - 11:07 AM
GUEST,scowie at Durham 19 Jul 10 - 11:33 AM
GUEST,Captain Farrell 19 Jul 10 - 12:11 PM
Noreen 19 Jul 10 - 12:34 PM
r.padgett 19 Jul 10 - 12:43 PM
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Pistachio 19 Jul 10 - 06:19 PM
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Vin2 20 Jul 10 - 08:37 AM
r.padgett 21 Jul 10 - 01:13 AM
GUEST,Orson Trap 21 Jul 10 - 04:44 AM
GUEST,Secret Yorkie 21 Jul 10 - 05:15 AM
PercyBysshe 21 Jul 10 - 05:51 AM
Vin2 21 Jul 10 - 07:08 AM
GUEST,Captain Farrell 21 Jul 10 - 08:10 AM
Vin2 21 Jul 10 - 11:09 AM
GUEST 22 Jul 10 - 08:27 AM
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Pistachio 22 Jul 10 - 01:42 PM
Alio 23 Jul 10 - 01:00 AM
Vin2 23 Jul 10 - 05:26 AM
GUEST,Orson Trap 23 Jul 10 - 06:27 AM
Vin2 23 Jul 10 - 08:53 AM
GUEST,Chairman 24 Jul 10 - 08:25 AM
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GUEST,Willa 24 Jul 10 - 10:54 AM
Red and White Rabbit 25 Jul 10 - 05:21 AM
nutty 25 Jul 10 - 01:00 PM
Noreen 26 Jul 10 - 04:21 AM
GUEST,Captain Farrell 26 Jul 10 - 05:16 AM
nutty 26 Jul 10 - 06:31 AM
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Subject: Saddleworth Festival
From: GUEST,Vin2
Date: 28 May 10 - 11:47 AM

Well it's June next week which means just 6 or so weeks to Saddleworth (Uppermill) festival - the 13th.

Rumours are a-foot again that it could be the last due to three pretty wet years and recession etc. Lets hope not.

I've camped every year (bar one) and tho it can be grim on the camping field when the elements are cruel it hasn't spoilt the festival for me as most to the music is inside venues.

Always some good stuff for every taste including lots of younger talent on show - check out the web site on www.safra.org.uk

Hope to see y'all there !


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: BusyBee Paul
Date: 28 May 10 - 01:14 PM

I've got my ticket - for my first visit.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: r.padgett
Date: 28 May 10 - 01:54 PM

Good weather has been booked this year!

Ray


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 29 May 10 - 12:17 PM

The Festival

L in C#


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Pistachio
Date: 30 May 10 - 09:33 AM

6 or so weeks and we'll be over there too, wellies and waterproofs at the ready!!! Looking forward to catching up Vin. It'll be brilliant as always - and I/We so hope it isn't the last. Jan and Pete were over in Cottingham recently, - a great night - , and they gave us a mini progress report. God bless the organisers of these events, (and give us 50% more sunshine this year please?)


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Jun 10 - 11:22 AM

Any predictions on the Roses contest this year Ray ?


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Vin2
Date: 02 Jun 10 - 11:58 AM

Woops, that last GUEST entry was meeee; my membership cookie thingy went a bit strange - now re-set. Wish it wouldn't do that, doh !


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Aeola
Date: 02 Jun 10 - 01:39 PM

I'll be there as usual, good weather has been ordered. Have faith!!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 02 Jun 10 - 02:13 PM

bugger faith-have anorak!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: MC Fat
Date: 03 Jun 10 - 03:15 AM

I shall be theere apparantly Padge has lined me up to run T'War of T'Roses. Hopefully I will again be instituting my solo cindoor camping in the shower block. I'm not camping in that paddy field again. Full of chinamen picking rice it were.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Jun 10 - 04:21 AM

Preparations are well under way in Lancashire, many a cunning and devious plan has been laid before Our Leader Of Men, Mister Sid of Euxton. From all these he will direct, disect,and conduct the ultimate downfall of "Yon Tykes lot" in the War of the Roses contest.
Start saving-up Raymond it looks like the ale's on you! to Hell with the weather!, LANCASHIRE will win, wet or dry!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: GUEST,Scowie
Date: 03 Jun 10 - 04:22 AM

In case anyones in doubt the previous guest message was from SCOWIE!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: GUEST,MC Fat (at work)
Date: 03 Jun 10 - 04:23 AM

I'm sure Raymundo is up for't challenge having trimmed his squad down to the regulation a few sad faces won't be on't flight to Saddleworth


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: GUEST,Scowie
Date: 03 Jun 10 - 12:46 PM

He's staying tight-lipped, now this really is a new departure!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: r.padgett
Date: 03 Jun 10 - 12:59 PM

I have just advised those that need to know who the Yorkies team will be this year!!

Jimmy (and me) have lit candles sed prayers and are tekking shovels just in case [and I am not Catholic] for good weather ~ good job it dunt rain int pub!!

Ray


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: scowie
Date: 03 Jun 10 - 03:58 PM

well! Mr Padgett seems to be keeping very close company with the Gentleman who will be the "independant" M.C. It even seems that they pray to the same God together!
Lancastrians redouble your efforts, but if it all goes wrong, I've an inkiling where the trouble may lie!
Back to the cunning schemes board!
Cheers Scowie.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Aeola
Date: 03 Jun 10 - 06:02 PM

AS if!! everyone knows which side of t'hill breads buttered.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: r.padgett
Date: 04 Jun 10 - 03:35 AM

Jimmy I believe prays at the alters of St John and St Tetley after trips out with his Black Dog rounding up the Black Sheep from the Flowers bed.

His dog of course is a Pedigree which he has difficulty keeping from the Blonde!

Ray


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 04 Jun 10 - 08:03 AM

Scowie you are such a sweetie -all this bluff and bluster and talk of secret weapons and subterfuge - I shall have to give you a telling off when I see you!!!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Vin2
Date: 04 Jun 10 - 11:13 AM

Methinks the war has started already or at least the opening shots and sharpening up of cross county wit and repartee. Stanley a co. will have to be on't ball this time no dowt about it as the Yorkies will be out for revenge. Can't wait!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: GUEST,Captain Farrell
Date: 08 Jun 10 - 11:28 AM

I should be independent so let the best Yorkshire man win


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: scowie
Date: 08 Jun 10 - 03:05 PM

Mr Sid is quietly getting his mad up and will be having a word shortly with all you Tykes!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Aeola
Date: 08 Jun 10 - 06:27 PM

I'm going to have to have words with you Captain!!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Soldier boy
Date: 08 Jun 10 - 09:52 PM

23 threads on this posting so far and still no dates for this festival!!

It's Friday 16 to Sunday 18 July 2010 folks.

Hope that helps and provides some clarity so people know WHEN to come and put this festival in their diaries.

Must have been an oversight! Just thought I would help out. Doh!

Chris


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Hamish
Date: 09 Jun 10 - 03:13 AM

Don't tease me!!! I've been the last two years and it's a stunningly great festival: it's got everything! But I can't be there this year...

Enjoy!!!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Vin2
Date: 10 Jun 10 - 05:54 AM

Did mention up above that folks can also check out the safra web site on www.safra.org.uk which tells all you need to know cept of course where the driest bit is for pitching your tent - but that won't matter this year cos it's going to be gloriously hot and dry, innit?


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Soldier boy
Date: 10 Jun 10 - 10:32 AM

Hope so Vin2


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Subject: Review: Saddleworth Folk Fest 2010
From: GUEST,Saucy Nancy
Date: 12 Jun 10 - 03:00 PM

Anyone know who is on at the museum on Saturday night?


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2
Date: 14 Jun 10 - 12:53 PM

Sure one o'committee should know by now......


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 14 Jun 10 - 03:20 PM

We are!cant remember who else except David Swann from York


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Soldier boy
Date: 14 Jun 10 - 07:57 PM

s Linda just said - the sweet and fragrant 'Hissyfit' are.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 15 Jun 10 - 08:12 AM

Bless you sweet boy.....


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Orson trap
Date: 15 Jun 10 - 09:57 AM

For the benefit of Saucy Nancy, Linda, Soldier Boy, Vin 2 & others.
The Sat night museum gig features (up to now):
John Prentics & Jill Drury, David Swann, Hissyfit,
Stanley Accrington, Hometowners & Tony D and all held in control by MC Dave Howden.
PS Don't forget the sound crews at the festival, especially he who knackers himself leaping about every year in the Civic Hall.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2
Date: 17 Jun 10 - 08:04 AM

Looks like a great line up. Hope the great Pete Macmillan of the Hometowners is well enough to make the gig.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 17 Jun 10 - 08:16 AM

The sound crews at Saddleworth have always been impressive!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Captain farrell
Date: 18 Jun 10 - 04:44 AM

It`s just the way they stand


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: HipflaskAndy
Date: 18 Jun 10 - 05:06 AM

Looking forward to this one immensely!
It's been a few years since I was there.

M' Acoustic band on just afore Mr Maclean on Sat
(besides two other stints, earlier)
Grand!
See you there for some beer! - Duncan McFarlane


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,SophFFS
Date: 18 Jun 10 - 08:58 AM

And if you'd like a sneak preview of Twelfth Day who are appearing at Saddleworth, please come along to the launch of their debut album, Northern Quarter, in Manchester on June 30th: http://forfolkssakemcr.wordpress.com/2010/06/18/twelfth-day-release-album-hit-the-road-and-have-a-launch-party/


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2
Date: 18 Jun 10 - 09:32 AM

Where's the venue for the launch SophFFS ?


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,bigdrummergirl
Date: 18 Jun 10 - 03:53 PM

its at the kro bar in manchester but not sure which one think it will probably be the one on oxford road


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2
Date: 22 Jun 10 - 05:25 AM

Cheers, may just pop in as i work next door to there.

24 days to the festival !


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2
Date: 22 Jun 10 - 08:33 AM

Further to my bit about Pete Macmillan of the Hometowners; i'm told he has had his op and is doing ok. Hope you're back in full & fine fettle again soon Pete and belting out those fab songs. Your well missed at the Oddfellows !


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Orson Trap
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 11:11 AM


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Orson Trap
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 11:16 AM

"Sorry about that constable, it went off while I was cleaning it"!

Provided Pete Mac is in fine voice, we will get him onto that stage.
Who can forget his rendition of Brendan's voyage when we had the power cut a number of Saddleworth's ago eh? The song kept going around my head for weeks after.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 02:07 PM

Getting excited now and gearing up for another War!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2
Date: 29 Jun 10 - 08:50 AM

Yes Orson, i remember that year of the power cut well. The Hometowners with Pete's awsome voice kept it going brilliantly, fair play to em !

Brendan's voyage is a cracking song and a couple of other faves of mine that Pete often sings is Durham Jail (Gaol) and Over the Hills.

Below is a nice web site with pics of the lads and lots of others.

Aye Linda, y'all sharpening your pitch forks (sorry tuning forks) in readiness for 13th battle o't rosies ?

http://www.folkimages.com/hometowners.htm


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Orson Trap
Date: 29 Jun 10 - 10:30 AM

Thanks for that Vin2 (is there a 1 and will there be a 3?), I have browsed that site before, well worth a look.
See you at Saddleworth, we have sent a request to the council for good weather this year. Mind you, the Civic Hall was re-christened 'The Saddleworth Sauna' some years ago by Julie Matthews when she and Chris came off stage. It was so hot and still.
Off to Cleck this weekend.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,SophFFS
Date: 29 Jun 10 - 03:04 PM

Sorry for the delay in replying - I've been at Glastonbury. Yes, it's Kro Bar (the one directly opposite the Manchester University student union on Oxford Road) tomorrow night (Wed 30th) from 8pm. It'd be lovely to see some of you there. Come and say hello! (I'll be the one with dark hair and a frenzied look on my face!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2
Date: 30 Jun 10 - 03:58 AM

Cheers Orson, Hope the council comes good with your request and i've made a similar request to the 'creator of the universe and all that we know' and will dance a sun jig the night b4 to be sure. If that fails i guess i'll just have to use me snorkel again to get back to me tent!

P.S yes Linda, am sure you're sharpening your pitchfork (sorry tuning fork) for the 13th battle of the Rose. Just hope Lancs do better than our cricket team are currently doing at Old Trafford !


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Soldier boy
Date: 30 Jun 10 - 07:30 PM

Victory to the White Rose on the rolling hills of Saddleworth - God's own paradise that is forever Yorkshire!

" Oldham is in Ashton, is in Huddersfield or Lees..........."


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: scowie
Date: 01 Jul 10 - 02:17 PM

Our Captain, the redoubtable Mr Sid Calderbank, advises that "uz Lankies" will do uz talkin' afterwards! Them Tykes can't half talk a good fight.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Soldier boy
Date: 01 Jul 10 - 08:29 PM

Your Captain Calderbank could be a renegade traitor if he is named after The Calder. It's a YORKSHIRE river running through Halifax and Brighouse and stuff - I'd watch out if I was you when he realizes where his true roots come from!!!

Chris


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2
Date: 02 Jul 10 - 04:56 AM

Here's one for you guys...anyone know where the expression 'in fine fettle' comes from ? I've a feeling it's something to do with the horsey profession but not sure and more important is it a Lanky or Tyke expression (or neither)....


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,selby
Date: 02 Jul 10 - 05:10 AM

fettling as far as i know comes from the iron and steel industry in particular when castings are made it is the process used to remove any pattern marks from the mould that are left on the final casting.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,yorky
Date: 02 Jul 10 - 08:02 AM

'Here's an example, from Anne Brontë's Agnes Grey of 1847, in the Yorkshire dialect speech of a servant: "But next day, afore I'd gotten fettled up — for indeed, Miss, I'd no heart to sweeping an' fettling, an' washing pots; so I sat me down i' th' muck —'


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Captain farrell
Date: 02 Jul 10 - 08:15 AM

General Yorkshire word for cleaning.In the textile industry fettler/fettle is the term for cleaning up a carding engine to keep it at its best to produce the best web therefore a better yarn is then spun.In Lancashire its a sexual term "I`ll fettle thee"don`t ask me for details I don`t Know.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Jul 10 - 08:16 AM

Re I`ll fettle thee ask Scowie he might still remember fettling someone


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: scowie
Date: 02 Jul 10 - 11:44 AM

Yes, Scowie remembers it well enough, I've just forgotten which one of the ten score you were!
As for the word "Fettling" of course it's LANKY, but you know them there Tykes will pinch anything!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,SID
Date: 02 Jul 10 - 02:59 PM

"Fettle" - dress; ease; condition. (Tim Bobbin, Milnrow, Lancashire Dialect Glossary 1746). Also, Soldier Boy, should have listened in those geography lessons. There are TWO Calders, one is a big dirty polluted thing in Yorkshire the other a rather pretty, though smaller, river in Lancashire - Like me!(although there is a town near Edinburgh called "Calderbank" just to confuse everyone.) - SID


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: scowie
Date: 03 Jul 10 - 02:49 AM

Eh Up! The Tykes have all retired to deep cover somewhere in Darkest Yorkshire, their line having been absolutely ravaged by the wit and sheer erudition of our Great and Glorious Leader of Men, Mr Sid of Euxton City.
One does hope their wits return to them somewhat, perhaps even in time for the Battle!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Captain farrell
Date: 03 Jul 10 - 06:50 AM

I hotly dispute being one of Scowies ten score and he might agree for once with a Tyke.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: scowie
Date: 03 Jul 10 - 09:12 AM

Arn't you all fortunate that Scowie does not kiss and tell, so all You Tykes go ahead with your protestations,were used to them, and rest assured Captain, your secret remains safe with me.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Captain Farell
Date: 03 Jul 10 - 05:27 PM

Cheers


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Vin2
Date: 04 Jul 10 - 08:01 AM

Sounds like your all in 'fine fettle' f't battle. Two week to go !


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Jul 10 - 01:26 PM

Guest.......?.... Mike O'Leary-JOhns.............
GENTLEMEN,,,,,,,{ I use the term loosely of course { Very Loosely}.
Just remember you are after all CLOSE Neighbours and as such , should not be falling out.You really must patch up your differences.
Let Brotherly Love Prevail.
Mike.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: scowie
Date: 06 Jul 10 - 01:59 AM

MIke O-L "non-players off the green1" that means concerned parties only, all's fair in love and war, particularly The War of the Roses!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: r.padgett
Date: 06 Jul 10 - 03:02 AM

Looks like Scowie is starting a War wi't Welsh nah!!

Been busy at Cleckie recently and recording Mr Paul Child at the Battle of Sowerby Bridge (we were amongst 'em ~we slished and we slashed and we slaughtered and we slew 'til the air for miles around were blue, for an hour and a quarter, we kept the foe at bay, there were only two carried 'ome that day and we were amongst 'em!)

Is this in digi trad at mudcat?

Ray


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: scowie
Date: 06 Jul 10 - 01:19 PM

Ray, you'll start a war! the lad is IRISH!!!!
See you for a pint when the dust settles,
Cheers Scowie.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,SID
Date: 06 Jul 10 - 02:10 PM

Ray - best be careful - that Mike O'Leary Welsh/Irish Johns fella is a big bloke (he'll mek booath of us!) Best do what he says - Go on, Gi's a kiss!!! Oh, and a trophy.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: r.padgett
Date: 06 Jul 10 - 02:13 PM

Whoops sorry Mike ~ he lives in Wales doesnt he?

Ray


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Aeola
Date: 06 Jul 10 - 05:23 PM

Wow!! Scowie & the Captain!!!??? It gives T'war a new concept!! Think I'll get there early it sounds promising.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: scowie
Date: 07 Jul 10 - 05:20 PM

Raymond, my good friend Michael O'Leary-Johns is Irish, his people are from Macroom, in the fair province of Cork in southern Ireland (Eire) it just happens that they were forced, as so many were by economic presures, to emigrate to Wales to find work in the Steel works newly built there.If that makes him Welsh, then I'm a Dutchman!
Roll on the Day!
The beers masy well be on you!
Cheers Scowie.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: scowie
Date: 07 Jul 10 - 05:24 PM

P.S. were are them there HISSIFITTERS they've all gone a bit shy on uz!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Noreen
Date: 07 Jul 10 - 05:50 PM

hi scowie- not talking to me?
(I sent you a PM)


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Jul 10 - 06:19 PM

Hissyfitters haven't come down from cloud nine yet after their w/end at Clecky!!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Soldier boy
Date: 07 Jul 10 - 09:15 PM

The sweet and fragrant Hissyfit will be there, worry not!

Linda Kelly will be on here to tell you so once she is in full recovery mode from Clecky. Will you not Linda?

Chris


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Captain Farrell
Date: 08 Jul 10 - 05:58 AM

A little bird told me that Scowie is is taking a trip abroad to that fine city of Durham.Best place outside Lancashire for a nice spot of wound licking.Have a good one.
.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: scowie
Date: 08 Jul 10 - 06:12 AM

My fondest felicitations to you too Dear Captain.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Orson Trap
Date: 08 Jul 10 - 08:48 AM

Hissyfit Linda, do my eyes deceive me, you require a guitar pickup at Saddleworth? I presume you mean a lead to connect you to the PA and not someone to pick up the guitar for you????
Who will be playing it?
Either way, we will endeavour to remain impressive!!!!
Looking forward to seeing you both at the Saddleworth Sauna (Paddleworth will be a distant memory). Only managed to catch your last 2/3 songs in The Marsh at Cleck due to stewarding duties.
To all Mudcatters: This years will be the best Saddleworth FF ever, miss it at your peril. Be there or be.........??????????


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: r.padgett
Date: 08 Jul 10 - 10:10 AM

An Irishman domiciled in Wales, many thanks for his biography Scowie!

Now what are you trying to tell me?

Is he coming to Saddleworth?

Ray


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Captain Farrell
Date: 08 Jul 10 - 11:52 AM

Felicitation is a hanging offence in Saddleworth.Even if it`s only sheep involed.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Captain Farrell
Date: 08 Jul 10 - 11:53 AM

I missed a V out sorry.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Linda Kelly
Date: 08 Jul 10 - 02:28 PM

Sorry I have been otherwise engaged and besides which there has been a lot of hot air coming from a Westerly direction so I thought I would let it blow over. Ignore Scowies posturing ...he's just a big pussycat! Yes we do need a guitar pick up. Clecky was fab best ever so cannot wait for Saddleworth!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: scowie
Date: 08 Jul 10 - 04:33 PM

Mee-aw!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Lenny's mum
Date: 08 Jul 10 - 05:26 PM

I hope everybody will bring their ducks for the great duck race around the camp site


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Orson Trap
Date: 09 Jul 10 - 08:47 AM

The best we can offer is a microphone to play your guitar into.
You will then have two vocal mics and one instrument mic (many artists prefer that). If not, perhaps you could borrow a guitar with a built in pick up and the guitar will still be heard even if you are not always stood right in front of the guitar mic. Agree with you about Cleck.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Captain Farrell
Date: 12 Jul 10 - 06:40 AM

I`ve just heard the BBC weather forecast Light gales with extra water till Thursday" Just right for getting your tent pegs in"then glorious sunshine till Monday morning then back to Summer.Don`t blame me if it`s wrong blame the BBC.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Pistachio
Date: 12 Jul 10 - 07:24 AM

Hi there, been off Mudcat for over a month -sooo much VAT and stuff to be busy with-- but glad to drop in and see what's being said before the weekend. Gettin' excited now.Only 4 sleeps before we set off. ooooh!
I have the Winners Shield complete with white rose... and will carefully bring it West for a trip out!
Tents prepared and ready for use (including Tee Pee), and early packing has commenced.
I'm still like Tigger with 2 tails after Clecky! Sure to have as much fun in Saddleworth tho' and looking forward to all the singing. It's Grrrrreat....(Mr Kellogs' Tiger might just have snuck in!)
The more the merrier and bring on the War. We're ready Gentlemen. We'll have a fine competition I'm sure.
Orson, re: Guitar, if I'm playing it's best I have a free standing mic so I can step back when I *,,$! it....
Hazel.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: scowie
Date: 12 Jul 10 - 12:46 PM

Hazel My Dear, don't get stuck on the campsite this year (unlike previously!) As it is unlikly that I shall be there to pull you out of the mire (as on a another occaision) Because this year I'm on Bed & breakfast (would you like a little more honey on your toast this morning my dear?) this is so that I shall be on RIP-ROARING form to demolish all "Yon Tykes" with their pretentions of being betterer thon uz.
Mr Sid has uz all training up on Bury Black Puddings, Chorley cakes, and loads of Thwaites Best Bitter, it's reaally dacent, nod like yon waathery stuff all yo' Tykes call beer, on whey con best lions!!!!
Wheel 'um in!!!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Mike O'Leary-Johns
Date: 12 Jul 10 - 01:19 PM

Mike O'Leary-Johns
To Skocropht and Pajit
You had both better hope I will not be theer.
First I have a Lankisshert lad Telling me which Battles I can enter and which I cant.Then a Little Tike trying to deny my Heritage.
To make Matters worse the man I considered to be my Mate.Namely SID decides to inflict dual mationality.
I am afraid Sid I am withdrawing from the Duet we were planing over the years.
Mind you some confrontation It's likely to be... Powder Puffs at Evensong...................................Mike.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Orson Trap
Date: 13 Jul 10 - 03:55 AM

Dear Hazel, your wish will be granted, a microphone for your guitar it will be and don't worry, it will all go swimmingly (I have seen the weather forecast). Best camp on high ground Ha, ha .
The Civic Hall will be like a sauna, whatever the weather. I shall have those stage lights on so high you will need 'Factor 150' UV/Sun protection and welding goggles for shades!!

Only joking, there is a hose pipe ban so the weather will be like the Sahara.
Lancashire for the cup!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2
Date: 13 Jul 10 - 09:43 AM

Great to see Pete Macmillan back for a visit at the Oddfellows last night and in fine voice as ever. Looking fwd to seeing the Hometowners on Friday night with Tony Downes (plus Hissyfit, the Bolton bullfrog and Stan the man).

Great line-up for the rest of the w/end too.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2
Date: 14 Jul 10 - 10:41 AM

England hath long been mad, and scarr'd herself:
The brother blindly shed the brother's blood;
The father rashly slaughter'd his own son;
The son, compell'd, been butcher to the sire.
All this divided York and Lancaster..."

Not to mention Scowie and Mr Padgett

Two days to go..........


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Noreen
Date: 14 Jul 10 - 05:20 PM

I am planning to make the long trip North to Uppermill once more... and looking forward to seeing old friends again.

Can someone tell me, as I'm not much of a one for sitting in concerts, are some singarounds in ticketless venues? And is it possible to buy tickets for individual events if required (such as the much-hyped War of the Roses)? And when is this battle taking place?

It's some time since I've been and was always here as a Shellback before so got in everywhere anyway.

Forecast is for sun on Saturday!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 14 Jul 10 - 07:01 PM

How did that sneak up on me? Might have to give it a miss this time.

Noreen - I'm not sure if it's a good festival for lone singaround-seekers. (If you went in a group you could have a ball.) I went last year (on my own) and went to the big singaround - which was very big; far too big for anyone to get two songs. There were odd sings in pubs around the place, but the one I sat in on was a bit too chummy and informal for me - the kind of sesh that's best when you're there for the second or third time. So my final score was one song total, although I did hear some very fine singing.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Joe Nicholson
Date: 14 Jul 10 - 07:55 PM

Take no notice of pip radish noreen there's loads of singing all over the place. oragnised up[stairs in the con-club and pretty well all the time in the Waggon) are just two that come to mind.Probably the best singaround festival I know' well there is Saltburn?.

Joe Nicholson


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Soldier boy
Date: 14 Jul 10 - 08:26 PM

I second what Joe has said Noreen. Just head for 'The Waggon' pub on the main road through Uppermill where you will happily find yersen snuggling into great singarounds all afternoon and all night in great company.

It is part of the very big 'Fringe' element of this brilliant festival and therefore ticketless and completely free.

You will be free to just listen or join in with the choruses or have a go at a song or two if you wish to. It is all very informal, so no pressure.
Just do and go where you want as the fancy takes you and as you will know from your previous visits to this festival you will find that you are very welcome and in good company wherever you go.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Chris


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: scowie
Date: 15 Jul 10 - 01:28 AM

Noreen, As a debutante (a single one that is!)and myself being a True-Born Lancastrian of the old blood, I would consider it a great honour, and indeed a considerable privaledge to be allowed to escort you through the minefield that Saddleworth Festival can be for the uninitiated.
Fear not gentle maiden, your honour is secure and your future is set on favourable.
I shall contact you myself by other means, with arrangements that will mean you shall be looked after every step of the way, and your comfort and security shall be my only concern, and a pleasurable outcome assured.
My you sleep soundly in this knowledge,
Your devoted friend, Scowie.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Noreen
Date: 15 Jul 10 - 02:56 AM

Oh, Scowie, you old charmer!

(I know, less of the *old*!)


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Noreen
Date: 15 Jul 10 - 03:10 AM

Oh and thank you, Pip, Joe and Chris, for your helpful input.
(Scowie just about swept me off my feet there!)

I remember great times in the Con club in former times with the previous licencees- we went back to sing at their retirement party.
And singing with Shellbacks in the packed, right hand room of a pub- would that be the Wagon?
I'm sure it will all come back to me!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: r.padgett
Date: 15 Jul 10 - 04:11 AM

Con club still going strong last year!

Wagon late nights and day time sings too, o and food!

Scowie once bought me a pint in the Wagon

Weather booked for good to fair!

Ray


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 15 Jul 10 - 04:27 AM

Take no notice of pip radish noreen there's loads of singing all over the place.

All I can say is what I saw last year: one humungous singaround at the Con Club (which was good but too big), after which I wandered around Uppermill looking for somewhere to sing & not finding much. Later in the day I found my way to the Waggon and sat in on a small singaround there, but it was a jumping-in session and it was all guitars and everyone else seemed to know each other... mutter mumble whinge whine...

But if you hook up with someone who (a) knows their way around and (b) knows you (quite important), I should think you'll have a great time.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Noreen
Date: 15 Jul 10 - 05:37 AM

I know what you mean Pip about going to a new festival on your own, where everyone seems to know everyone else.
Do say hello if you see me (I am in members photos here- see drop-down menu at top) then we'll both know one more person there!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Joe Nicholson
Date: 15 Jul 10 - 07:00 AM

Noreen re Scowie Do not trust him gentle maiden

Joe


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Joe Nicholson
Date: 15 Jul 10 - 07:02 AM

Noreen re Scowie 'Do not trust him Gentle maiden'


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 15 Jul 10 - 07:54 AM

Glad you are coming Noreen -War of the Roses on Saturday afternoon. I am sure Scowie would be an honourable escort but bring bromide just in case! I love the singarounds at Saddleworth but I agree they can be a bit lively!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2
Date: 15 Jul 10 - 08:02 AM

Am sure you'll be well cared for Noreen. Mind your footing !

Hope you get my pm repy Sodier Boy.

Sithee soon folks


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2
Date: 15 Jul 10 - 08:11 AM

Oh and Pip, if you spot me (in my mudcat t'shirt) i'd be happy to start off a singaround with you !


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Noreen
Date: 15 Jul 10 - 08:54 AM

Joe, I know Scowie of old (there's that 'o' word again- strange!)

Thanks for the advice, Linda m'dear :)

And Vin- my feet are fine, I fear it was the Black Sheep that tripped me off the kerb that time...


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: muppett
Date: 15 Jul 10 - 10:36 AM

My liver has fully recovered from Dent now, so ready for a sesh or 3 in the Wagon, friday & Saturday, So look forward to seeing who ever turns up. Got a work commitment on Sunday though, so have t' leave before Sunday opening.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 15 Jul 10 - 11:13 AM

Anyone going to the thing next weekend? It's a mumble organised by mumble, and it's at a pub called mumble in the Yorkshire Dales. (It was late and I was tired.)

Seriously, the definite information I've managed to retain is:

something with folk music involved
free to get in
weekend of 24th-25th July
pub
Yorkshire Dales

Can anyone fill in the blanks (or the mumbles)?


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 15 Jul 10 - 11:14 AM


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: muppett
Date: 15 Jul 10 - 11:19 AM

Could it be the Hardraw gathering at the Green Dragon in Hardraw near t' Hawes????????


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 15 Jul 10 - 11:22 AM

at the Green Dragon in Hardraw near t' Hawes

Oh heck - am I going to have to say it like that before they let me in? (Nay lad, tha's mistaken, this isn't Hahdraugh Near The Haughs...)

That came up when I googled, actually, but it came up with a date in March. Is it going off next weekend as well?


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 15 Jul 10 - 11:36 AM

Never mind - I've googled again and got the info. Looks great, but Uppermill's a lot closer...


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: scowie
Date: 15 Jul 10 - 02:06 PM

Ray, there will be a pint waiting in't Waggon, on friday afternoon, win, lose or draw!
Noreen, nothing but old fashioned curtesy awaits you, your first pint will be surrounded by a daisy chain! as for the second......who can know!
Cheers to you all, OLD pals!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Noreen
Date: 15 Jul 10 - 04:41 PM

Ah- sweet! And a curtsey too?

A bow would have done, sir :)


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Soldier boy
Date: 15 Jul 10 - 09:00 PM

Anybody know if the campsite is already a lake ?

And has anybody also heard the rumour that Noah has turned up and is starting to build some kind of sailing vessel?

Chris


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Soldier boy
Date: 15 Jul 10 - 09:02 PM

With a big white rose on it!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Noreen
Date: 16 Jul 10 - 02:06 AM

forecast has changed to rain.
But we ordered sun!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: scowie
Date: 16 Jul 10 - 04:48 AM

Have no fear Gentle Maid we shall walk in the sunshine together, for your sweet voice shall dispel any rain, and disable any storm clouds.
The future remains set fair.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,MC Fat (at work)
Date: 16 Jul 10 - 05:00 AM

Coming over with Padge this afternoon. I have been tasked with keeping the War of the Roses in order (might be easier herding cats)


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,MC Fat (at work)
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 04:39 AM

Just come back (Sunday Afternoon)from an excellent weekend.Singarounds were as usual real quality. some of the new events (unsheduled), like the persiphone wet garland dress workshop were phoarr amazing there were some 'outstanding' entrants. Thanks to the partipants of 'The War of the Roses' the Lanky's won this year despite a sterling performance from the Tykes. many attempts were made to bribe the MC but they failed although request to Linda (from Hissyfit) more shortbread please. Barry & Ingrid Tyneside slot was really good too. Hope the Festival continues next year.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,SID
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 05:18 AM

Congratulations to everyone who helped to make the event one of the most entertaining and best organised ever but particularly to the audience who's fantastic harmony chorus singing was the highlight of my day.Commiserations to all my friends in Yorkshire and well done our side! The challenge shield is now back home, safe, under my pillow!!!!

UP THE REDS

SID


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Orson Trap
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 06:03 AM

MC Fat did an excellent job at keeping both sides in check this year.

However, the 'worldly wise' and 'trench battle experience' of Sid, Scowie and Stan with The Hometowners adding their a 'subtle' calming influence here and there, thoroughly overwhelmed the Yorky's.....I'm glad to say.
Loved it when Scowie had a dig at Ray for drinking water out of a beer glass and Sid commented that he thought it was Yorkshire beer.
Great stuff.
It was broadsides like that, that brought the cup back home to Lancs.
Not even Hissyfit's class, nor David Swans songs were enough for the Yorky's this time.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,MC Fat (at work)
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 06:46 AM

I've heard of 'trench foot' at Festivals but never 'trench song'


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Soldier boy
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 08:56 AM

Great Festival as ever. Thouroughly enjoyed it and great to meet up with many folk buddies. Also very pleasantly suprised and delighted at how dry the campsite was. Big bonus!

Roll on next years festival when the Tykes will snatch it back!

Chris


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Captain Farrell
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 09:31 AM

Well another one over everyone did seem to enjoy their selves the workshops and the best poetry I have heard in a very long time where very well attended .On a sad note the Judge of the War of the Roses was fined £25 by the Parish Council for leaving his deaf aid in the green room .All the best till next year.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 09:36 AM

Just got back today after another fab Saddleworth festival. Many thanks to the committee and all. Great music from older hands and again as always at Saddleworth, some fabulous young talent like Twelfth Day; great combination and sound from Catriona's fiddle and Esther Swift playing a wonderful harp - instrument normally seen in a sympnony orcestra.

Sat night with Dougie Maclean was brilliant! Hometowners & Tony Downes were fab as ever - glad to see Pete 'sheep crook' MacMillan recovering well after op; Hissyfit, harmoniously brillient as ever and loads more. Still the rain but not as many puddles on the puddleworth campsite this year - my tent endured.

Wars of Roses? well as Orson says, some great broadsides but Ackrington allstars just tipped the balance methinks (or was it that wad of notes in Stan's hands?)

So let's hope and look fwd to a 14th (my 13th) be terrible if this geat annual get-together didn't continue - mebbe a few more fund-raising evets b4 then ?


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Vin2
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 09:41 AM

Sorry folks it's done it agin. Last message was from me - doh!

P.S, Noreen, sorry didn't meet up, hope you enjoyed!

Vin2


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Orson Trap
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 11:07 AM

Keep it up Captain, I'm sure the judge is keeping note of any remarks directed at him for next year Wars. That must must warrant a deduction of 2 points at least for starters!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,scowie at Durham
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 11:33 AM

Thanks for those comments, my friends from the White Rose County were gratious in their acceptance of what was in my eyes a very narrow defeat, that being so I took the liberty of taking a photo of Ammon Wrigleys statue in Uppermill, wearing my winning hat with the red roses on it. He smiled and winked! I doubt he does that when they garland him with white roses on Yorkshire day, he having written a book called "Lancashire Idylls"
Here My friends I must mention my retirement from the annual contest, there are many would represent the Red Rose, and I feel I should not monopolise a place. Nice to end on a winning note though, Yorkshire have a fine and very able son in Ray Padgett, who can conduct himself with the utmost dignity after his teams display, no Captain could have done better.
Thank you Yorkshire.....over and out!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Captain Farrell
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 12:11 PM

Well well Scowie now if your very good we might just might fit you in at the Poems and Pints but remember it`s no more than one pint per poem.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Noreen
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 12:34 PM

Oh yes, thoroughly enjoyed myself thanks Vin. So glad I came!

Two splendid evenings downstairs in the Con club will stay with me for some time, excellent singing and harmonies, friendship and jollity.

Lovely to spend time with 'them Hissyfitters' (to quote the retiring Scowie) and put the world to rights again :)

It was great to catch up with people I've not seen for years, but tonight I MUST catch up on some sleep!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: r.padgett
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 12:43 PM

Very gracious words here!

Thanks to all who went took part listened and joined in the craic!

Hope Sid doesnt sustain too many sleepless nights!

All the best to Scowie and to "Stan the Man" and Hometowners who are unbeatable on their home ground!

Hope that the festival continues next year, but funding and help are needed I believe!

Ray


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 02:15 PM

cheers Raymond and co, I'll cherish the memories, of many great and good natured contests, you haven't got rid totally, I'll be about if the piggy-bank allows it!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,scowie
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 02:28 PM

last post was from me, cocked it up again!
Sorry Scowie.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Aeola
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 02:37 PM

A great Fest,I liked the 'Union Songs' downstairs in the cons club. The venues are fab, I did hear that a judge had been nobbled at the Roses war--- he was advised that to avoid trouble it was worked that turns were taken to win each year and that it was the Lankies turn this year!!!   A great array of artists and the survivors sess was fantastic.By the way Captain isn't it one pint per poem per person!!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Pistachio
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 06:19 PM

Brill, wonderful, memorable, Huggable and going to stay in my mind for a long, long while. Ewan McLennans' guitar work is exquisite, The Hometowners Friday set was great and Dougie was unbeatable - harmony heaven! David Swann was outstanding later in the civic - action songs and choruses to enjoy! Thanks to everyone involved, Sound man and Orson ... you make the Civic the best balanced venue we know. Jan and Pete put in endless hours on the festival preparation and had to deal with some major trouble with thefts on the campsite. Sad fact of life ... and I know questions are being asked!! We enjoyed out unrehearsed sets with Dave Howden and GU4 and harmonising with Mr Swann and 'the Master', Dougie..... and hearing Noreen again, I'm still buzzing . Home safe and with tents dry and stowed away. Wow, I'm Knackered... and rambling on and in danger of repeating myself so Goodnight. Hugs to all. Hazel.
PS How to make 7 men really happy - --- let them win!.xx


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,old git
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 07:39 PM

Just to second (or third) what has been said. As always a great weekend ,which hopefully will continue next year. Had some great singarounds..but will particularly remember the great singing at the maritime session ..from guests and from the floor. Gu4 were brill as ever and Hissies managed to make me cry again....and the last song from Gissyfit4 was something else!
geoff t


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,linda kelly
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 11:11 PM

Think that should be Gussyfit Geoff! Great festival with too many highlights but thanks to everyone particularly Jan & Pete the Lancashire team. The Yorkshire team the amazing sound men. GU4 and David Swann Finally to Dougie Mclean for making a great festival extraordinary.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2
Date: 20 Jul 10 - 08:37 AM

Re the Roses; p'raps next year each side should be allowed one 'foreign' player on their team; that way the Yorkists could maybe put in a trasfer bid for Stan to even the sides a bit - mebbe offer him a crate of the ale of his choosing and new helmet?


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: r.padgett
Date: 21 Jul 10 - 01:13 AM

NO!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Orson Trap
Date: 21 Jul 10 - 04:44 AM

Not made your mind up yet then Ray?
I think the only way the Yorky's will have a resounding victory is, if they recruit Attila the Pun!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Secret Yorkie
Date: 21 Jul 10 - 05:15 AM

Stan Acc was too poor to be born in Lancashire he was knitted by Oldham W.I.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: PercyBysshe
Date: 21 Jul 10 - 05:51 AM

Due to other (musical) commitments, we were only able to get to the Survivors' Session this year, and thoroughly enjoyed it. We've never had so much audience participation for "Pleasant and Delightful" before - that was great!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2
Date: 21 Jul 10 - 07:08 AM

Yes Percy the singing was brill. I stayed till about 1/4 to nine then went to t'ther session at t'other Con-lib-alition club hosted by Jimn Schofield. Both sessions rounded off brilliantly a great w/end.

Bye the bye, really great to see Gerry Brady (of original Beggermen) in the Waggon playing his 'bones' as well as ever.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Captain Farrell
Date: 21 Jul 10 - 08:10 AM

Surely Vin2 that should have been Con-dem-alition club they have already Con-demed our new local school.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2
Date: 21 Jul 10 - 11:09 AM

Aye, well put Captain; and me fears There's lots more con-dem-alition to come from ragged bunch of upper class toffs and traitors bold !

'You tyrants of England............'


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 08:27 AM

Lovely to see you all again in Saddleworth, and the singing over the weekend was just amazing!!
Ali xx


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 10:22 AM

Yeah Ali, i think we all did ourselves proud - Dougie Maclean seemed genuinely impressed with the audience singing he got on Sat night.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Pistachio
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 01:42 PM

Ditto Vin, he stood there melting, yet asked for repeated choruses and did appear to relish the response. A master at making his audience feel like he was speaking to each as an individual!
Hxx


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Alio
Date: 23 Jul 10 - 01:00 AM

And his father had the same name as mine - Duncan Maclean!

Hilary and I wee chatting at the Survivors Session - fantastic as always - and she's determined that there will be another Saddleworth FF, so we gave the dates out for 2011. I can't just remember what they are as Maureen and Joe and Dave and Ann Howden came back to my flat after the session - I think we managed to finish off the 2 bottles of Jamieson's Mo brought!!

Ali xx


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2
Date: 23 Jul 10 - 05:26 AM

Yes H he almost turned the hall into a giant steamy folk club - fabulous.

Fab news re festival Ali. It must survive one way or another - i think the Sat night in the Hall and the final sessions in Greenfield and Uppermill on Sunday night proved that it's the folk what makes a folk festival! Glad you're still enjoying the Jamies!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Orson Trap
Date: 23 Jul 10 - 06:27 AM

Re-live the festival again on You Tube, type in Saddleworth Folk Festival.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2
Date: 23 Jul 10 - 08:53 AM

Cheers Orson. Hope to see you at the Oddfellows agin soon !


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Chairman
Date: 24 Jul 10 - 08:25 AM

Thanks for all the kind comments about this years festival, despite the weather and the problems on the campsite, most festivalgoers enjoyed the various events over the weekend.
Could I just add a word of caution to all the comments about next year's festival.
The announcement of next years date was premature as there has been no decision taken about 2011.
In order to ensure that this years festival went ahead four of the committee agreed to personally underwrite any losses, a situation that cannot continue into the future.

The festival committee will review the situation when this year's accounts have been finalised. So apart from the financial aspect, our committee of five people needs strengthening to enable us to share the load.

So finance, committee and the weather permitting here's looking optimistically forward to 2011 but some hard decisions will have to be taken before then.

Paul Roberts
Chairman
SAFRA


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Jul 10 - 08:31 AM

Oops meant to say check out the SAFRA web site decisions about 2011 will be posted there

Paul


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Willa
Date: 24 Jul 10 - 10:54 AM

I had a very varied and enjoyable w/end and,I kid you not,did NOT wear my wellies at all. Hope next year is a definite - I'll make it a priority.

My thanks to all those who were involved in planning and running the event again.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Red and White Rabbit
Date: 25 Jul 10 - 05:21 AM

great weekend again - it was wonderful to catch up with everyone again and late nights of great music were just the rest I needed - had to go back to work on Monday so missed survivors this year - drat!

Scowie thanks for everything, Sid sorry I missed you and thanks to the organisers for chance to do a different workshop this year - enjoyed it.

Hope to see you all again next year

Sue


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: nutty
Date: 25 Jul 10 - 01:00 PM

I understand that a tribute CD of Theresa Tooley was launched at the festival (in support of the Motor Neuron charity)

Given the support Theresa gave to the festival over the years. I'm saddened that this has not been mentioned.

Could this be why the festival is lacking support??


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Noreen
Date: 26 Jul 10 - 04:21 AM

You think Saddleworth festival may be lacking support because one aspect of it has not been mentioned on a US.based folk and blues website?


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Captain Farrell
Date: 26 Jul 10 - 05:16 AM

Lacking support
Nothing could be farther from the truth.This years festival was very well supported and after the facts are collated may have been the best ever in terms of numbers.Where more support is needed is on the committee,with long term commitment in years rather than short term help and then a hands on approach sleeves rolled up for 5 days Thurs. to Mon. to keep things on track.As with all things festivals are time consuming and sometimes people who have run things for perhaps ten years plus, their lives change family sometimes has to come first. So what is needed is some new blood, people with ideas to keep the festival fresh and alive in fact similar to the fist 13 years.So perhaps you are just about to retire you fancy some joy some tears something really worthwhile contact the chairman and see if you can make the difference.When the festival is over you really feel that you have done your bit.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: nutty
Date: 26 Jul 10 - 06:31 AM

Believe me CF,if I lived closer I would love to help. I have attended every festival until this year and supported it in every way I can.

Noreen - yes this is an international site but, given Theresa's standing among the mudcat fraternity, news of the tribute and CD launch would not have been amiss.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2
Date: 26 Jul 10 - 07:45 AM

The cd of Theresa was mentioned at the survivor's night session in Greenfield but i forgot to get one so if anyone can point me to where/whom i can contact, i'll send chegue for a copy.

As for festival attendance, it seemed to be ok from what i saw especially on Sat night in the Hall. Most of the sessions i attended e.g the Commercial seemed to fill ok. Mebbe one or two like the late night Sat sing in the Con club, weren't quite as packed as previous years but overall i found it ok. Shame about the rain again for the Morris and dance teams tho.

If the festival goes ahead next year, we can all help a bit. If not able to sit on commettee then e.g by leafleting and putting flyers out at gigs and clubs etc perhaps bring forward to June when it seems to have been drier over past years ?


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: nutty
Date: 26 Jul 10 - 10:32 AM

I should have all info later in the week.

And a stack of CD'S too, I hope.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2
Date: 27 Jul 10 - 08:49 AM

Nice one nutty


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Alio
Date: 01 Aug 10 - 05:48 PM

I believe that all Theresa's CD's were sold Hazel, which is great. I was given one by Alan and Ann for the radio programme. Joe, Mo and I listened on Monday morning and we found it really emotional, especially as we remembered some of them at Whittlebury. I'll be playing 2 of the tracks a week on MOnday, so make sure you listen on line please!
Ali xx


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,paulg
Date: 01 Aug 10 - 06:49 PM

Good festival but would have been good to have seen a return for The Young'Uns after they were so good last year.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2
Date: 02 Aug 10 - 07:59 AM

Yes Paul the The Young Uns were terrific and am sure they'll be back at some point in the future (assuming the festival has a future - let's hope so) - The Wilsons too eh?


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,paulg
Date: 02 Aug 10 - 09:49 AM

The Wilson's and The Young'uns performed on stage together at Warwick Folk Festival this year - what a fantastic sound. A force to be reckoned with in my opinion.
Paul


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: r.padgett
Date: 02 Aug 10 - 11:14 AM

With respect

The Wilsons sing in unison

The Young 'Uns are a three part harmony group!

TYUns are swamped by such voices and their subtleties can be lost!

TYUns patter is off the cuff, spontaneous and funny!

Nice lads all of 'em (Wilsons and TYUns)

Ray


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2
Date: 29 Nov 10 - 07:58 AM

No festival next year then ?


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Captain Farrell
Date: 29 Nov 10 - 09:17 AM

I think they will announce any news on their Web site


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Alio
Date: 29 Nov 10 - 11:35 AM

I've been trying to find out for some time!
Hilary and Pete (both still on the committee) told me that there was a meeting last week (the 25th I think) and said they'd let me know the result, following it. I've heard nothing yet unfortunately.
And this weekend I was MCing at Bedworth Folk Festival, and lost count of the number of people who came up and asked me about Saddleworth!
I guess people really do need to know now.
Ali x


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2
Date: 30 Nov 10 - 08:19 AM

Hope it's positive news when it comes. Even if it goes back to a two dayer as it started out 13 years ago: maybe stick to mostly local talent with myabe one 'big name' if costs allow: sing-a-rounds in the pubs and mebbe use the Con club concert room at Greenfield Con Club as main venu rather than civic hall if cheaper. Move to June instead of July ?

Just some thoughts. Be happy to help out publicing, leafletting etc.

One lives in hope (well Heywood actually).


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,padgett
Date: 02 Dec 10 - 05:29 AM

See other thread started by Jim McD

Apparently lack of committee is shown as demise of 2011 festival
So its get off your b*ms or there will not be one in 2011!

I agree with my mate Vin smaller festival, excellent venues at the Con clubs, Commercial, Museum or even use The Cross Keys

In my view the Civic needs using more effectively time wise or not at all

The thing is we all want to sing and play, Festivals and Guests want bums on seats and ppl paying!!

the festival apparently had no problems with numbers and finances, so its really down to committee ppl prepared to take the strain

I have just retired from running Barnsley Easter singaround after 20 years I am told!

Running things is a difficult experience, so any selfless ppl about?

Ray


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2
Date: 02 Dec 10 - 08:37 AM

Hi Ray, yeah tis a shame but as the safra web site says they may resurrect in 2012 if they get enough volunteers. Although i don't drive and live a bit away from Uppermill, I'd help in any capacity i can even if with publicising etc.

Goodd idea thos for smaller venues like Con clubs etc for mebbe singarounds and War of Roses of course.

Anyway mate hope to see you around somewhere in the summer.

Mind ow yer go !


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Alio
Date: 15 Dec 10 - 05:01 AM

The committee used to be pretty large a few years ago - maybe members need to think about how they welcome (and involve) any newcomers?
Ali


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