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Moira Furnace Folk Festival

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Subject: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 18 Jun 10 - 04:52 PM

Only two months now until the second Moira Furnace festival. Last year's was absolutely brilliant and I know word has spread so hopefully we will have more people and an even better festival.

If you haven't bought your tickets or volunteered to steward, now is the time to do it. http://www.moirafurnacefolkfestival.co.uk/

So...who's going?

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Bounty Hound
Date: 18 Jun 10 - 05:44 PM

The 'Hounds' are really looking forward to Folk/Rocking Moira Furnace.

Can't wait!

John


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Leadfingers
Date: 18 Jun 10 - 07:13 PM

If I wasnt being paid NOT to go I'd be there


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Cats
Date: 19 Jun 10 - 11:02 AM

Drove past this week, once on the way up to sheffield and once back. Next time i stop, yippee


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 24 Jun 10 - 02:06 AM

Gosh, if that's all that's going it's not going to be much of a festival! Come on guys...WHO IS COMING??

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Sooz
Date: 24 Jun 10 - 03:14 AM

Oh, alright then.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: OlgaJ
Date: 24 Jun 10 - 03:33 AM

Lots of people we know are coming but most of them are not mudcatters. We've been passing round publicity at folk clubs, 'What's the Point' gigs and the few festivals we have managed to get to so far this year. Suspect ticket sales will be up on last year. Looking forward to playing again.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Snuffy
Date: 24 Jun 10 - 03:47 AM

Count us in, too


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: My guru always said
Date: 24 Jun 10 - 04:14 AM

There's no way I'd miss Moira, it's a magical Fest!!!

And there might be a MudGather too.....


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: GUEST,Brenda
Date: 24 Jun 10 - 04:16 AM

Have downloaded and printed the Stewards form, just have to fill it in and post it. But intend to be there either way. Have worked out I can get there on my Bus Pass. Yippee


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: GUEST,Seaking at Sea
Date: 24 Jun 10 - 07:26 AM

I'll be there, really looking forward to it.
Heron Hils ?

Chris


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: My guru always said
Date: 24 Jun 10 - 07:36 AM

Indeed yes Chris, that'll be nice *grin*

ShortyBrenda, is that you with the bus pass? (Apologies if it's not) Are we going to get your cookie sorted out?


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: John J
Date: 24 Jun 10 - 09:09 AM

Anyone know if Herbaceous Border are taking part?

JJ


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: John J
Date: 24 Jun 10 - 09:46 AM

Ah-ha, just had a PM from Mme Borderer, it appears that HB are indeed performing at Moira FF.....we'll be there!

JJ


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 26 Jun 10 - 02:07 AM

I believe we've already sold more tickets than we did last year. We now just have to make sure it stays at a nice size and doesn't get too big.

Brenda, sorry I haven't replied to your message yet...I'm told train to Burton and then bus is a good way to get there. Does the bus pass cover trains? I had to ask cos, to be honest, public transport round here stinks so I don't tend to use it.

In case anyone is interested, I spotted a rather nice cottage on the edge of fields in Netherseal (Coupla miles from Moira) doing B&B for anyone that way inclined.

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 29 Jun 10 - 04:35 PM

Just printed off the form. will complete and post this week.

We will be in Burton U Trent dropping off the step son after 4/5 days/nights in Castlerigg Hall Caravan park. Need to find an interim campsite with laundry facilities for Thursday 19 August near Burton or Moira.


Hi Lynne.... we may actually get to meet face to face.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: My guru always said
Date: 29 Jun 10 - 07:09 PM

You're so right Lynne, it mustn't get too big!!! Why on earth are we telling everyone about this fantastic festival?? We should be keeping it to ourselves.....


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: GUEST,Brenda
Date: 30 Jun 10 - 04:03 AM

Yes Hils it is me I will try and get Sarah to sort my cookie.
Thanks Lynne but no I can't use my bus pass on train so I will do the bus thing.

See you all soon, can't wait. Will be so nice to go to somewhere new but by the sounds of it a lot of old friends.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Eye Lander
Date: 30 Jun 10 - 05:36 AM

Yoooo Hoooo fresh from FolkStation We'll be a coming up from the Isle of Wight, and I think som of you are coming here first. Here's to new festivals. Cheers Peeps.

do we need to tickets in advance???

Jillie


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: autoharpbob
Date: 30 Jun 10 - 09:48 AM

You've just reminded me I need to get my ticket.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 30 Jun 10 - 12:55 PM

decided to book online via paypal. just easier. looking at interim campsite for Thursday night. Looks like it will be Utoxeter racecourse caravan site.

Why am I looking more forward to Moira than Sidmouth? I will be newbie to both. Think it is because I fear Sidders is too big. Too much to do and I will be disappointed i missed something in favour of something else.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: My guru always said
Date: 30 Jun 10 - 02:02 PM

VT, you'll love Moira!!


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 30 Jun 10 - 02:56 PM

ok... so we had to book 7 days at Ullswater and thinking may stay Thursday night and come straight from there to Moira on Friday though it is a long drive. When do things start heating (pardon the pun) up at the Furnace on Friday?


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MuddleC
Date: 30 Jun 10 - 03:17 PM

all right lynne, the ratcatcher will be volunteering for stewed custard


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Bounty Hound
Date: 30 Jun 10 - 05:13 PM

The Bounty Hounds will be 'heating up' the Furnace at 10.30pm on Friday and again at 4.15pm on Sunday (Main Stage)

John


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: GUEST,Two of a Hind
Date: 01 Jul 10 - 06:39 AM

Will there be any singarounds in the pubs this year on Friday and Saturday evening.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Carol
Date: 01 Jul 10 - 01:10 PM

Looking forward to our second visit


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 03 Jul 10 - 04:11 AM

Gosh! You don't look at a thread for a few days and suddenly everyone's posting to it!

Virginia, if you contact the campsite stewards, you could probably camp on Thursday night, though it looks as though you won't want to do that now. We get to meet face to face twice then, cos I shall be at Sidmouth too. I'll be in the Middle Bar, so let me know who you are.

Oh Jillie I'm soooo glad you're coming! You should be able to get tickets on the gate no problem, though booking on-line is easy now we have Paypal.

Tim...I wondered where you'd got to!

Mike Gibson (Cllr) will sing the introductory song from the top of the furnace at 4.00 after which there will be a singaround in the Loft. Then there's heaps on Friday evening: ceilidh, concerts, singarounds and sessions.....should (we hope) be whatever you want to do!)

Yes, there will be sessions in both pubs from Friday evening (I hope..the woodman managed to book a band on the Friday evening last year, unfortunately) and, hopefully, the whole time the pubs are open. I need people to drop in to both pubs and "Stoke the fire" cos the times they are used are too long to have people running them all the time. Besides, I want people to be able to do what they want and I don't want them to get too formal. The only danger of not having leaders is that people will call in, find nothing going on and go away again, so anyone who can and is willing, please go in and make sure things are happening. Two of a Hind, I'm told, on very good authority, that you are good at this sort of thing so it would be great if you could help me. Loosely speaking, I'd like tunes in the Railway and a mixture in the Woodman, but that's not a firm thing.

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Andy Jackson
Date: 03 Jul 10 - 06:22 AM

Hi Lynne,
hers done tickets and ferry 'n everthin'

So looking forward to it.

Andy xxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 03 Jul 10 - 11:22 AM

So many friends going...it should be great!

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Cats
Date: 03 Jul 10 - 03:52 PM

how many are going on to whitby? We could have a convoy!


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 04 Jul 10 - 06:36 AM

sorry to say... not us. next year hopefully.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Mo the caller
Date: 05 Jul 10 - 04:01 AM

Well I'd never heard of it, but google found this
I didn't recognise any of the guest list, can someone tell us more about them.
E.g. are they singer-songwriters, traditional singers, or what. Are there any tunes sessions?

Mind you, I don't want to miss any of Whitby, so I wont be going.
Enjoy yourselves, if you are.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: OlgaJ
Date: 05 Jul 10 - 07:09 AM

This is a something for everyone at a very good price festival. Booked artists include singer/songwriters, traditional singers,a large vocal group, ceilidh bands, folk rock bands, comedy singers and solo artists. Apologies if I've left any style out. There are song sessions on site and tune and song sessions in the village pubs,Ceilidhs on Friday and Saturday night, Morris Dancers, and a Civil War Re-enactment display. There is definitely something for everyone. Some of the acts listed have websites so you can find out more about them online.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Sue the Borderer
Date: 06 Jul 10 - 09:23 AM

Does anyone know when the Festival Campsite opens on the Friday?
(I know people can stay over til Monday morning, which is good news.)

I shall be running Herbaceous Border at Moira this year, so do come along and do some border morris (even if you've never danced before). I've got lots of sticks people can borrow and plenty of spare jackets too - but if you want to play you'll need your own instrument!

I didn't go last year - but it sounds great.

Sue


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 07 Jul 10 - 05:29 AM

There will be someone manning the campsite from Thursday so you should be ok any time Friday. I will find out this evening when it officially opens and post back.

Also checking out local B&Bs. And don't forget that there is a super new youth hostel just up the road at Conkers.

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 10 Jul 10 - 04:48 AM

We still need more stewards and I need a few musicians prepared to commit themselves to starting tune sessions in one of the pubs as well as ones to pop in and play to keep things going

It's all looking good and I'm really beginning to look forward to it

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: OlgaJ
Date: 11 Jul 10 - 11:25 AM


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: OlgaJ
Date: 11 Jul 10 - 11:29 AM

I'm sure we filled in a steward form ages ago. We are around all weekend to help out with whatever needs doing.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Phot
Date: 11 Jul 10 - 11:38 AM

Not sure how things are going to pan out for us in August, due to work and other commitments. But we would like to come if we can, whats the chances of getting tickets at short (Very!) notice?

Wassail!! Chris


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: John J
Date: 11 Jul 10 - 01:01 PM

We're coming along, I'll be musicianing for Herbaceous Border but I'm certainly up for playing in the pub sessions too - as long as it doesn't interfere with H.B. commitments.

JJ


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 12 Jul 10 - 02:49 AM

Chris you should be ok buying short-notice tickets. I don't think we're going to sell out in advance! And you would be a great asset to the Shanty session. (And to the whole festival of course)

John that would be great. If I check out when Herbaceous is programmed, can I put you in to get a session going?

Thanks Olga, I think the committee is working on that premise! Don;t know if you're on the actual stewards' list or not.

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Cats
Date: 12 Jul 10 - 02:34 PM

Mo ~ I'm there too although not on the artists list yet, I am a storyteller from Cornwall and I also sing unaccompanied, mainly traditional but with a bit of Music Hall, gospel and recently written as well. Cats alias Kathy Wallis


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: John J
Date: 13 Jul 10 - 05:00 AM

Hi Lynne,

Yes I'll start a session - PM me so we can arrange something.

John


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 20 Jul 10 - 03:16 PM

T-shirts are available now if anyone wants to order them.

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: John J
Date: 20 Jul 10 - 06:32 PM

Still awaiting your PM Lynne.

John


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 21 Jul 10 - 04:42 AM

Sorry John..I WILL PM you. I'm a bit disorganized at the mo. Need to make a proper list...lists solve everything

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 21 Jul 10 - 04:43 AM

If anyone who is attending is a qualified first aider and willing to go on the list at the festival as such, could they let me know please?

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: My guru always said
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 04:28 AM

Sorry Lynne, not me!!

So looking forward to this, anyone bringing chocolate??


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: John J
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 04:59 AM

Chocolate...now there's a good idea. I'll bring some.

JJ


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Bounty Hound
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 05:10 AM

Who needs chocolate when there is fine music and good beer?

John


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: My guru always said
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 05:20 AM

Aha, Bounty Hound, sounds like you've not attended one of my MudGathers before!! During our singaround we generally 'do' chocolate (can't imagine why) and in the past people have made chocolate enrobed items for people to try. I recall MBS Lynne creating various tyes including celery & sweet chillies....


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: autoharpbob
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 06:23 AM

I can vouch for the chocolate last year! In fact I seem to remember it did interfere with the singing somewhat - or maybe the singing interfered with the chocolate!


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Bounty Hound
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 06:40 AM

Chocolate with celery & sweet chillies, the mind boggles. And doesn't it get messy singing with a mouth full of chocolate?

Hope your mudgather doesn't clash with our performance times, can't wait!

John


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Sooz
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 06:57 AM

We brought chocolate with gin-soaked sloes last year..... I don't think we have any this year. Have to look for something else.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: mandotim
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 08:26 AM

Oi MGAS! The chocolate sweet chillies were mine!
Tim


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: My guru always said
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 08:34 AM

Ooops, sorry Tim!!!

Bounty Hound, please come along to to gather if it doesn't clash!


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Bounty Hound
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 01:21 PM

Funnily enough, just confirmed our times, The 'Hounds' are on the main stage Friday evening at 10.30pm and finishing the Sunday afternoon concert with our set starting at 4.15pm.

When and where is the mudgather? (Don't really do chocolate by the way, can I still come?)

John


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 02:37 PM

You beat me Tim, I was going to say that the chillis were yours. The celery was definitely mine though, and strangely pleasant....

The Mudgather is 2.30 to 4.30 on Saturday in the Loft. If you don't do chocolate, start a new tradition and bring something else instead!

I haven't got gin-soaked sloes either, unfortunately, and there's not enough time to get strawberries properly vodka soaked and bring them.

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 02:47 PM

Chocolate eh?   Ah, now I know why you've had to advertise for a qualified first-aider!

Seriously tho', and on an unrelated Topic (no, not the chocolate bar), any news on those potential B&Bs you were looking into Lynne?

And is there any kind of indicative or tentative programme for the weekend yet? I couldn't find one on the website, tho' it may be my own ineptitude!...


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: My guru always said
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 05:01 PM

No sloes at all? Ah well, I'll have to see if I can come up with something!!

Thanks for the times of the Mudgather Lynne, hopefully it won't clash with any singing I'm likely to do *grin*

Hope you'll be able to get along to the Gather for a while before your set, Bounty Hound. We don't force-feed chocolate, all the more for us!!!!


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 05:43 PM

chocolate is the pass into mudgather? we are coming direct from caravanning Lake District so I cannot make my Almond Toffee Bark. Besides I am on a diet laying off white flour and sweets... which given the obscene things you people do to perfectly good chocolate seems quite lucky for me.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Noreen
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 06:01 PM

We found at the Alcester Mudgather that chocolate doesn't go well with olives... who knew? :)


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: My guru always said
Date: 23 Jul 10 - 03:36 AM

No worries VT, chocolate is not obligatory, I'm not even sure how that tradition got started *grin*

Everyone is welcome at a MudGather!! Thankfully we often have people turn up out of curiosity, especially when it's programmed in by Lovely Festival Organisers. Part of it is meeting up with MudCatters we might have met online but not in person but it's also a good opportunity to introduce singers and musicians to the MudCat. It's great to find new friends in this Folk Family of ours!!


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: John J
Date: 23 Jul 10 - 03:43 AM

Waddyamean 'chocolate is not obligatory'???

:-)

JJ


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: OlgaJ
Date: 23 Jul 10 - 04:30 AM

Thanks for that. Its a bit clearer now what a mudgather is. I had the impression it was a bit of a closed society for chocoholic singers! I might pop in if I get a spare minute and I'm sure I can find something interesting to do with chocolate! Of course as the weather is going to be hot, hot, hot it could all get a bit messy!
It will be nice to put some faces (or even names) to the names.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 23 Jul 10 - 08:06 AM

Virginia, as far as I know nothing obscene has ever been done with chocolate at a Mudgather, but there's always a first time.....(That may bring a few people in!)

Moorley man, sorry, got some info but haven't had time to get down to the attractive cottage yet and they aren't on the local TI list. I'll send you what I have so far

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Cats
Date: 23 Jul 10 - 08:14 AM

Will bring chocolate and might even manage clotted cream chocolate ice cream if I can get some.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Noreen
Date: 23 Jul 10 - 08:54 AM

Ordinary chocolate also perfectly acceptable!
A mudgather is an inclusive musical gathering of friends, including those not yet met :)


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 23 Jul 10 - 09:25 AM

And hippos? To gloriously wallow... (in chocolate?) - o what an image this conjures up!

Ta for the PM Lynne, got it fine.
MMx


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 31 Jul 10 - 06:21 PM

Only three weeks to go now - so any chance of publishing somethiong appropaching a programme for the weekend (ideally on the website)? Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: GUEST,Eye Lander (not logged in)
Date: 01 Aug 10 - 12:40 PM

Ooo I say. Can't remember whether I have booked camping or not. DOH this age thing is a bugger. We're, (Me and Andy coming because he just does) are Going to the Big quilting show at the NEC so we'll be around on Thursday night if that's a possibility.

Yo Yo YO Plastic at the ready. I am very excited about the NEC and then to be meeting upwith lots of friends and singingand playing and stuff like that.

Jillie

Oh Moorley Man I have been looking the last few days too.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Gedi
Date: 02 Aug 10 - 08:38 AM

Heard about this from JJ and it sounds like a good little festival! I just booked my ticket now. I'll hopefully get to play a bit with Herbaceous Border along with John, plus the Mudgather sounds good. Looking forward to the sessions too.

See you there
Ged


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Eye Lander
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 03:14 PM

oo ray and up she rises


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: OlgaJ
Date: 06 Aug 10 - 04:04 AM

Who is on when is now on the website. Two stages + ceilidhs at the Miner's Welfare(for second Saturday read Sunday). Virtually everyone is on twice so you shouldn't miss anyone. Presumably detailed programme with actual times will be available to purchase. Looking forward to it. www.moirafurnacefolkfestival.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: My guru always said
Date: 06 Aug 10 - 04:23 AM

Moira Link!!


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Noreen
Date: 06 Aug 10 - 05:05 AM

I may be being very dense- but where on the website, Olga?

I can find the lineup, but not the 'who is on where and when'.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Noreen
Date: 06 Aug 10 - 05:10 AM

Ah- ok, it was the computer being dense.
I have refreshed and the basic lineup is now replaced with a bit more detail of who is on which day.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 08 Aug 10 - 01:21 PM

Jillie the campsite is officially open from 12.00 Friday but there will be people there from Thursday afternoon so you may be able to get on then...but don't say I told you!

There will be a paper programme available to buy at the festival...just in the process of being printed now.

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Cats
Date: 08 Aug 10 - 02:03 PM

As well as what is on the programme on the website, I will be doing story sessions over the weekend [might even be a story walk especially for those who have asked if there is going to be one] and on Sunday Mike Gibson and I are running a Sing somewhere.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Betsy
Date: 08 Aug 10 - 08:02 PM

My Guru and Olga have both posted blue clickies, and under "Festival line up" and through no fault of their own , they have confused me. Both Clickies of the Official blurb, refer to Friday Saturday and (again) Saturday . Is SUNDAY any part of the proceedings ?

It would have been nice to have some sort of timetable / schedule , and places of appearance.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: OlgaJ
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 05:17 AM

Hi Betsy

It looks like the gremlins got in. The first Saturday is Saturday and the second Saturday is Sunday.

I think that the reason for not publishing the full programme on line is that people wouldn't buy the paper programme, and as far as I am aware this is an important source of income as we would quite like to run the festival again next year.

Hope that helps


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Seaking
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 05:33 AM

I quite like the idea of a week with two Saturdays, maybe Mondays could be cancelled instead.

Chris


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 06:03 AM

will there be tshirts and badges? we are starting folk festival tshirt and badge collections.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 02:35 PM

There are definitely t-shirts and if you go to the website you can order one in advance as there won't be very many for sale at the festival itself. We can't afford to be left with lots over. We have been looking at badges and key rings and such like...don't know what conclusion has been arrived at as I was in Sidmouth for the last meeting.

Olga is right and we do want to sell programmes to raise money, but also the lineup and times etc has really only just been fixed. At the end of the festival there are feedback forms so you could mention it on there and we will look at it for next year and see if there's any way round it.

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 02:41 PM

thanks Lynne

We have decided not to go to Lake District. I am too knackered from Sidmouth. We will be coming to Moira Furnace and would like to camp on site Thursday night through Monday morning. Don't want to miss a minute.

Hoping to drag Crow Sister along, if she will answer my PM.

Going off now to order tshirts.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Bounty Hound
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 03:25 PM

Two Saturdays, brilliant idea, if Sunday never comes, the weekend goes on for ever!


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 03:48 PM

bum... can't find where to order tshirt on festy website


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Noreen
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 03:59 PM

Go to website, then click on large advert on lower right that says Order your Moira Furnace Folk Festival T Shirts today!...


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 01:47 AM

what's the saying????   snake... bit me... Doh!

Can we camp on Thursday night?


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: My guru always said
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 02:22 AM

VT - see Lynne's post of 08 Aug 10 - 01:21 PM. It's not the done thing, but might be done if needed. Hey, you could always help out a little *grin*


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 04:13 AM

Heya, can anyone advice as to what time festival thingies are likely to kick off on Friday? Be they official or casual or whatever.

Will it be an evening or afternoon start?


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 04:13 AM

PS it looks a grand little event btw!


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: OlgaJ
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 04:32 AM

Main stage events start 7.30 Friday, Main stage and second stage start 12.30 on Saturday with a break from 5.00 to 7.30 then on until late. Friday and Saturday ceilidhs start at 8.00. Pub sessions from lunchtime Saturday lasting all day. Sunday main stage runs from 12.30 to around 5.00 with a survivors session in the evening. Singing sessions all weekend + Morris Dancing + lots more. There should be enough to keep everyone occupied all weekend. This list is based on what I was told a couple of weeks ago so it might have changed a bit.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Acorn4
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 04:34 AM

Apparently T-shirts will be available to order - these were posted within a few days last year - this is in answer to a previous question.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 04:41 AM

Or you can pick them up when you get there if you've ordered them.

Mike Gibson (Cllr) is going to kick things off at 4.00 on Friday by singing from the top of the furnace. He did it last year and it was a great start so we thought it would be nice if it became a tradition. There should be sessions in both pubs Friday evening and there is a singaround in the Loft after Mike has sung as well as all the things Olga said.

I shall enquire about camping, though, as I said, the official opening of the campsite is Friday at 12.00. I'll get back to you on that.

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 04:52 AM

"Mike Gibson (Cllr) is going to kick things off at 4.00 on Friday by singing from the top of the furnace. ... and there is a singaround in the Loft after Mike has sung"


Thankee! :)


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Cats
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 06:24 AM

And I'll do the harmonies..... or hold the net in case he falls.....


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Sooz
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 10:33 AM

I have the following on good authority:
"No-one except the organising team will be able to go onto campsite until 10am Friday earliest. We will not be able to use Furnace buildings until Friday, there will be no toilet facilities, no portaloos, no water etc. if people arrive before this time, we have set ourselves a timetable for preparation and we cannot do our work if people arrive on site before the stipulated time."


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: My guru always said
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 11:13 AM

That sounds pretty definite then Sooz! Maybe there's a campsite nearby that people could stay at on the Thursday night?


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 11:50 AM

I imagine you got that from Colin Grantham Sooz. It sounds like his tone.

There is a caravan/camping (I think both) site at Conkers just up the road. Also a YHA. Don't know anything else about them though.

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Sooz
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 12:08 PM

The Conkers site is a Camping and Caravanning Club site, but open to non-members. I don't know how busy it gets at this time of the year though.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 12:37 PM

change of plan... we will be arriving with Crow Sister in tow Friday about midday.

Gladly lend a hand where needed. We liked stewarding at Sidmouth.

Shame about the tshirts. Too late for us to order according to the order form. :-(


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 01:43 PM

We should have a few t-shirts for sale at the festival and since you will be relatively early arriving you should have no problem Virginia.

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Eye Lander
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 07:33 PM

getting very excited now. Tee Hee


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 03:12 AM

me too... specially since Crow Sister is coming along. Wait until you guys hear her sing. Absolutely stunning. I couldn't be more proud if I was her mom.


thanks Lynne re tshirts. fingers crossed.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 04:00 AM

Ok..meeting last night.
1. Absolutely no entry to campsite before 10 on Friday morning.

2. Though we are past the closing date for t-shirt purchase on the website, this only means that if you order them now it isn't guaranteed that they will be ready for the festival so they would be posted out to you if not. However, he's doing them really quite quickly at the monet so if you order them ASAP they MAY be ready for pick up at the festival. We won't have any for sale at the festival, only ones for people who've ordered them.

3. Is anyone who may be travelling up from the south west able to collect two or three barrels of cider from a cider farm on the way? I couldn't fit one in my car coming back from Sidmouth, let alone two or three, and the other person who was going to bring some isn't coming now.

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Eye Lander
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 04:49 AM

Counting down but can't work out how many!!! Brain dead at this very moment.

Anyone know if Lefty is going, I expect I amowed/owing a hug or 10!

Jillie


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: My guru always said
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 07:41 AM

You'll get your hugs Jillie, Lefty the 'Jam-Tart' will be present but not necessarily correct!!

VT, looking forward to hearing you again & also CrowSister!


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Cats
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 05:26 PM

where do you need them collecting from?


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Noreen
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 05:49 PM

What, the hugs? :)


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 02:50 AM

ditto Hilary... first and last time I heard you sing was at the Pete Hicks, Jacqui Walker, Dave Bryant deathiversary last summer.

Looking forward to hearing you again too and I will get a whole concert of you at Moira. Woot!


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: My guru always said
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 03:59 AM

Oooeer, thanks VT! As far as I know my sets will be main stage on Friday at 8.15pm and second stage on Saturday at 9.45pm. But of course that's subject to changes on the day. It'll be nice to have some friendly faces and voices around me, and Moira is full of those *grin*


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 08:16 AM

She'll also presumably be singing at the Mudgather too, since she's running it! And hopefully some of the other singarounds.

Getting excited and nervous again, though less nervous this time since we have last year's success to build on. We've sold heaps more tickets than last year. Just keep everything crossed for good weather again! Virginia Tam is arranging it. Andy J can you please sort Miskin weather for it too? (Though preferably less cold at night!)

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: OlgaJ
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 10:16 AM

Hope the weather clears up nicely before next weekend. We are in the middle of a huge thunderstorm here at the moment! Doesn't bother me but the dog isn't very happy. Long range forcast isn't brilliant but fingers crossed they've got it wrong again. Looking forward to identifying some of you!


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Seaking
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 02:30 PM

Hils, Looks like our sets clash on Saturday, I'll have to come and heckle you on Friday instead..

Sun dance needed, it's precipitating profusely here in Suffolk !

Looking forward to seeing everyone..

Chris


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Cats
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 03:50 PM

I still don't know when I am doing what... except that i'm doing some storytelling at some point.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Eye Lander
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 03:54 PM

I won Lefty in a raffle or was it the other way round - what ever!Any how I like it when he's not necesarily correct (unlike my spelling).

Whoop de woooo 8 days


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Bounty Hound
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 05:32 PM

Nice to see Sunny Suffolk so well represented, with Chris, Kiss the Mistress and the Bounty Hounds.

Only a week to go, woo hoo! Best get packing!

John


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Seaking
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 06:01 PM

Nice indeed.. Where do Kiss the Mistress and The Bounty Hounds live ?

Chris


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Zany Mouse
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 06:15 PM

I'd hoped to get to this one. Sadly I'm STILL wheelchair bound so maybe next time.

Rhiannon


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Bounty Hound
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 06:21 PM

Hi Chris,

Kiss the Mistress are Ipswich based, and us Hounds are way out west in and around Bury St Eds.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

John


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Seaking
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 06:28 PM

Thanks John, I'm in Felixstowe. Played at the Milkmaid a few months ago.

See you next week

Chris


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 13 Aug 10 - 04:34 AM

Alie, of Alie and Steve comes from not far away too.

Sorry Kathy, they should have told you when you are on. You're doing the Big Sing with Mike on sunday morning from 11.00 till 1.00. I don't have a copy of the programme at the moment but as far as I can remember you are doing some storytelling on Saturday mid dayish. I mentioned the idea of a storywalk at the last meeting and they thought it sounded great. Since the programme is now being printed they thought the best thing was to discuss it with you when you arrive and put it on the noticeboard to advertise it. The same with any other storytelling you can fit in. I don't think one spot is enough, do you?

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Eye Lander
Date: 14 Aug 10 - 03:30 AM

Tis looking like a fab reunion of friends and some new friends I hope.


Who is incharge if the weather order?

Jillie


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 14 Aug 10 - 04:32 AM

Virginia Tam and Andy. Both have a good record on weather!

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Phot
Date: 14 Aug 10 - 07:14 AM

Wish we could be there, but things have conspired against us, so we can't make it. Oh well, here's to next year!

Wassail!! Chris and Fiona


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: sapper82
Date: 14 Aug 10 - 07:40 AM

Had planned going, but family problems dictate otherwise.

heigh ho!! such is life!


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 14 Aug 10 - 09:47 AM

Really beginning to look forward to it now. Good friends, good music, good cider; what more can one ask?


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Sooz
Date: 14 Aug 10 - 11:44 AM

Himself wants to know if the cider has arrived safely.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 14 Aug 10 - 01:06 PM

It's ordered and should be arriving by Wednesday. It's not Thatchers but Wilcoxes, which I'm assured I will like. I've ordered medium rather than mess around trying to suit everyone and probably suiting no one.

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Sooz
Date: 15 Aug 10 - 03:59 AM

He is very relieved to hear that!


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: My guru always said
Date: 16 Aug 10 - 05:34 PM

Not long now!
note to self - where did I put the chocolate?


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Eye Lander
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 04:43 AM

Note to self! Don't each too much chocolate!!! Somebody get the gaffer tape.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 06:10 AM

P'raps I should be doing healthy chocolate covered celery again??

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Seaking
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 06:44 AM

How about just healthy chocolate covered chocolate..?

Chris


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Cats
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 07:26 AM

How about chocolate clotted cream ice cream?


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: OlgaJ
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 07:30 AM

Just in the process of making something with a kick!


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: My guru always said
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 07:34 AM

Cats, we're hoping for a heatwave, ice-cream may not make it as far as the loft *grin*


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: GUEST,Houston_Diamond
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 07:47 AM

Hey Lynne,

I may try and get up there on the Sunday evening for a song or 2... can't promise it though, it'll be my birthday so I may go on an early bender ;)

Houston xx


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Seaking
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 09:28 AM

OlgaJ - a chocolate covered horse ??


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Cats
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 10:40 AM

But I do have a freezer bit in my fridge in the van....


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Sooz
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 11:27 AM

Mike's dark chocolate with gin-soaked sloes counts as one of your five a day.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Noreen
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 12:47 PM

mmmmm


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: My guru always said
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 01:22 PM

I'm going to see if I can 'do' anything with chocolate tomorrow evening *grin*


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 01:37 PM

Wow Kathy that really DOES sound good!

Must look around and see what I can cover with chocolate. Any suggestions? :-)


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: My guru always said
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 01:42 PM

P'raps we should all bring a bowl & spoon to the gather just in case.....


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: OlgaJ
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 03:38 PM

Seaking - I've got a couple of pony steaks in the freeser - why didn't I think of that?   Better get my coat and not bother with the weekend - very big grin - I'd be a veggie but it wouldn't go down well with the people I live with and cook for. See you all Friday.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Eye Lander
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 03:48 PM

LEaving this evening so no more mudding for me. See you all very soonly.

love from

A very excited Jillie, who is also going to the NEC on Thursday to a Quilting Exhibition (and there'll be stalls you know......................)


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Cats
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 05:38 PM

I had dark chocolate sloes for christmas from culpeper herbal but i ate them all


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Houston_Diamond
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 05:57 PM

I don't really like Apple iPads but
chocolate covered iPad makes perfect birthday gift apparently :) I prefer caramel


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Bounty Hound
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 07:17 PM

Last practice tonight before the big event. We're not bringing chocolate, but we are bringing cake!
Roll on Friday.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 18 Aug 10 - 03:13 AM

weather report looks perfect. I know what you are all thinking.... Is she mad there is rain Friday and Sunday...

take heart... I have been fortunate that the actual weather does not follow the report.


meting out rope for you all to hang me with

Well maybe theywill like my chocolate contribution enough to let me return if the weather spell fails.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: My guru always said
Date: 18 Aug 10 - 03:15 AM

Cake? Fantastic!!!!!

I'd been wondering what the Sunday evening would be like as we very rarely manage to stay for a Survivors evening - I usually have to work on Mondays *sigh* Glad to see that something will be happening & hope Houston can drop by so we can all help him celebrate!


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 18 Aug 10 - 04:50 AM

Yeah, a birthday celebration would be a great way to round off the festival.

The survivors' session this year is supposed to be in the marquee rather than down the pub. Personally think that's a shame as last year's in the pub was brilliant, if a little tightly packed. I guess with more people this year we wouldn't really fit. Oh well.

Our guest for the weekend arrives tomorrow and we will all be down there setting things up by tomorrow afternoon...see you in a couple of days!!!

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: John J
Date: 18 Aug 10 - 05:06 AM

Are we okay to camp on the Sunday night too?

JJ


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: My guru always said
Date: 18 Aug 10 - 06:05 AM

I hope so John J, we're staying over on the Sunday. Actually I'm pretty sure it's OK!


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 18 Aug 10 - 07:01 AM

Yes, no problem. I think you need to clear the site by 12.00 but I'll check that.

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: OlgaJ
Date: 18 Aug 10 - 07:19 AM

Local BBC weather forecast better than it was earlier in the week. Light rain shower Friday, white cloud Saturday, grey cloud Sunday. Don't mind what colour the cloud is as long as it doesn't rain all the time.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 18 Aug 10 - 07:34 AM

Don't panic! Cider is here!

I don't look at weather forecasts any more. They're only right about half the time, they're often depressing and there's nothing you can do about it anyway!

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 18 Aug 10 - 07:38 AM

And yes, it's 12.00 Monday that the site has to be cleared.

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 18 Aug 10 - 12:31 PM

pook... Crow Sister has other commitments so will not be coming along with us --- THIS YEAR --

We are staying through survivor session.... Oh I think I already said that.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: My guru always said
Date: 18 Aug 10 - 02:15 PM

Pook, indeed VT! Hmmm, what is pook anyway?


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 18 Aug 10 - 02:36 PM

Mrs. Mears in Thoroughly Modern Millie said "aw pook" when things did not turn out right.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Seaking
Date: 18 Aug 10 - 05:57 PM

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=pook

Sorry, still havn't worked out blue clicky thing..

Chris


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Seaking
Date: 18 Aug 10 - 05:59 PM


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 18 Aug 10 - 06:03 PM

Chris - if I can do blue clickies, I know you can! But meanwhile Here you go !

Haven't seen you for ages, so hope to catch up at a festival somewhere soonish.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 19 Aug 10 - 03:25 AM

Well Kitty...you should be coming to Moira!!!

Sounds as though the survivors' sessions is already shaping up to being a good one!

Now I just hope I've got all the sessions properly covered......

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: My guru always said
Date: 19 Aug 10 - 03:34 AM

Hoping to mess around with chocolate later today!

Weather looks good over the next few days!!


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 19 Aug 10 - 05:25 AM

Hils - you had next weekend metcheck for Leicester. this weekend is this.

http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/FREE/7days.

and this

http://uk.weather.com/weather/10day-Burton-on-Trent-UKXX0528

sigh...

Seaking - my "pook" predates your "pook" Mine is the 1967 definition. :~P

I have some camping related questions coming up in next post.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 19 Aug 10 - 05:28 AM

The letter we received after online booking states that we pick up camping permit at festival office. Where can we park caravan while we collect tickets? Or will it be like Sidmouth. Show the letter at the camp, go in, set up and then go collect festival tickets, bracelets, camping tickets, etc.

Are there special directions to get to the camp when towing a caravan?


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: My guru always said
Date: 19 Aug 10 - 08:25 AM

VT, you can't miss it as long as you're heading for Moira, near Donisthorpe. There'll be signs to the Furnace & there might be some for the festival too. There's a car park where you could park till you sort tickets and the Stewards are all lovely and will help, no problem!


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 19 Aug 10 - 01:24 PM

Apologies, Lynne, but we're going to a B&B in Whitby tomorrow, and have been doing annually since before MFFF started... it gets even more difficult to get to all the festivals we'd like to be at in the years when there are only 4 Mondays in August and Whitby starts the same weekend as Grove!

Have a great time (I expect a report from Hil when she gets to Whitby). Hope you can manage a day trip to Banbury in October....

Kitty
xx


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 19 Aug 10 - 02:41 PM

You drive through a car park to get to the campsite and someone (probably my Shady) will be waiting there to tell you where to go. You will probably just leave the caravan there while you nip up to the festival office (couple of hundred yards) or they may direct you to camp then go to the office. Either way it should all be quite easy and smooth.

Kitty I'm unlikely to make Banbury...haven't managed it for a year or two. My only other festival will be Bedworth

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 19 Aug 10 - 02:42 PM

Oh bugger. It's peeing it down and has been for two or three hours.

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Noreen
Date: 19 Aug 10 - 03:19 PM

Yup, same here :(


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: My guru always said
Date: 19 Aug 10 - 04:40 PM

Slight drizzle here.... It'll be lovely tomorrow!!


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: My guru always said
Date: 19 Aug 10 - 04:43 PM

I'd forgotten what I'd come here to say!

I've just finished playing with chocolate and it's taken ages to lick the bowls out & clean up in the kitchen. Not sure the results will be worth the hassle, but we'll see who's brave enough to try my contribution *grin* Gluten-free BTW....


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Noreen
Date: 19 Aug 10 - 05:47 PM

Sunday afternoon and evening look to be the best for sunshine- but we can cope with showers! :)


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Bounty Hound
Date: 19 Aug 10 - 05:57 PM

Caravan packed, few last things to throw in in the morning (Dog, Boy, Wife, oh and assorted stringed things) then we're ready to rock and roll.

Who cares about the weather, we're going to have fun fun fun!

John


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 20 Aug 10 - 01:29 AM

we are going out the door now to collect the caravan

see you all soon


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: My guru always said
Date: 20 Aug 10 - 01:32 AM

I couldn't sleep late today either, the tricky bit will be getting Richard out of bed....


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: John J
Date: 20 Aug 10 - 06:12 AM

Caravan loaded and (nearly) ready to go - just need to go and buy chocolate. Leaving Altrincham about 1.30pm.

JJ


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Bounty Hound
Date: 22 Aug 10 - 06:24 PM

What a super weekend, If you've not done Moira furnace before, get it in your diary for next year now!
Great bunch of people, excellent sound crew, Big big thanks to all the organisers. Roll on next year.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 23 Aug 10 - 03:35 AM

Thanks to everyone who made it such a brilliant weekend. (Despite the weather) I think it was even better than last year.

Please everyone fill in feedback forms so we know where we are going right and what we do need to change.

Well it's a good thing Virginia Tam and Miskin Man were there! Just think how much worse the weather would have been without them!!!

See you all next year!

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Seaking
Date: 23 Aug 10 - 05:26 AM

A fantastic weekend and an extremely well run festival in a magnificent setting, hard to believe it was only the second one as it had the feel of something longer established. I picked up vibes that the organising committee is very ambitious and next year's programme includes 'big' names so my only comment is that I fear the weekend may possibly lose some of it's warm and friendly atmosphere if it tries to grow too quickly and becomes primarily a concert event. It was lovely as it was, so possibly a slightly selfish viewpoint I'll admit but the people I talked to certainly felt well entertained by the great variety of lesser known talent on show. I'll resist picking out highlights as I had lots of friends performing and will inevitably miss someone but will just mention Lucy Ward's performance of 'Stitch in Time' - superb and a joy to watch !

My thanks to friends in the caravan and campervan circle for keeping me fed over the weekend (what a nice lot you all are) and my share of the apologies to the tired teenager with the blanket wrapped around him who asked our group to keep the noise down at about 2 a.m. on Saturday night. It was almost a surreal moment ! Alie mentioned it during her set on Sunday and a voice from behind me on the grass bank went - 'Oh, it was that lot'. Sorry again - but we were only singing, laughing and enjoying ourselves a bit. MGAS and I had both had a very sober day due to the timing of our sets so were both in 'catch-up' mode, and we'd all enjoyed a great sesion at 'The Railway' beforehand.   Serious comment, it's a lovely campsite setting, one of the nicest anywhere and maybe a designated area for those who like their festivals a bit quieter would be a good idea for the future, there's more than plenty room on the site to do it. Personally I stick earplugs in when I need to sleep and there's a bit of noise, usually from the inevitable noisy dogs, they do work !

My thanks to Lynne and her committee colleagues for the opportunity to play at this year's festival, playing on the main stage on Saturday night was great fun and a privilege, if a touch scary.. Superb sound from Jeremy, I'd heard a lot about him following last year's festival and he certainly lived up to his reputation throughout the weekend.

I got home before the rains started last night, I just hope all the survivers survived the deluge, it certainly hammered it down in Suffolk overnight. Hope you kept quiet too !!

Looking forward to next year already, just hope I'm not offshore that weekend !

Chris


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: autoharpbob
Date: 23 Aug 10 - 07:04 AM

Fantastic weekend, extremely friendly festival and great fun. Thanks to everyone who organised it so well. Met loads of Mudcatters, who were without exception lovely people, and great singers. Am now giving my ears, fingers and voice a well deserved rest. See you again next year - maybe on stage?


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 23 Aug 10 - 08:38 AM

I assume you put all that on a feedback form Chris?

PFD is currently descending on me in a big way. Probably a double dose because I avoided it after Sidmouth due to two weeks building up to Moira so now I'm getting both. Booohoooo.

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Seaking
Date: 23 Aug 10 - 08:49 AM

I certainly did Lynne. One of the things I liked was the obvious push from the organisers to get as much feedback as possible following the event. I'm sure you'll get a whole range of honest opinion from lots of folk.

Chris


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 23 Aug 10 - 10:04 AM

hard to believe it was only the second one as it had the feel of something longer established Agreed - That is down to the brilliant organisation.

TheSilentOne and I loved Moira just as it was. Wouldn't change a thing about it, except add lights in the porta loos for night time visits and more Morris sides. (but that's me)

Sorry about the weather. I did try... maybe too hard. It wasn't as bad as it could have been and the nights were quite warm.

Thank you all. Organisers, performers and punters. We had a lovely time.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Gedi
Date: 23 Aug 10 - 10:20 AM

This was only my second Folk Fest (Shrewsbury last year being my first)and I thought it was great, nice atmosphere, intimate surroundings, not too large - Fantastic! And it was nice to put faces to names etc. Seaking, I loved your singing, and yours Virginia T - really great to hear you guys.

I liked the sessions in the Railway especially but the whole thing was brill. Well done to all the organisers, I'm sure it can't be easy. Looking forward to next year.

Oh yes, and a special thanks to JJ& Wendy for the company and food : )

cheers
Ged


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Sooz
Date: 23 Aug 10 - 10:22 AM

Ditto to everything that has already been said. Congratulations to all of the organising team - I KNOW WHAT HARD WORK IT IS!
No more chocolate this week though....


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: TheSilentOne
Date: 23 Aug 10 - 10:37 AM

I had a wonderful time at Moira. It was nice to meet and put faces to a lot of great Mudcatters, to whom I demonstrated the aptness of my own Mudcat handle. The whole thing felt like a friendly village, where we kept running across people we knew or had just met earlier in the weekend.

It was also good to see unfamiliar acts rather than the big names, so I hope that aspect of the festival doesn't change too much.

A brilliant weekend. Thanks to everyone involved.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: GUEST,Brenda
Date: 23 Aug 10 - 10:47 AM

Yes a fantastic weekend. Everyone really friendly including people I didn't already know. I'm afraid I was also in the group that got told off for being too noisy. My thanks also for all the cups of tea, coffee and food I was given. Hils your mince hotpot was amazing. I would also like to add that it would be a shame if it got too big but I'm sure we can add a few select personages to our numbers.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 23 Aug 10 - 10:57 AM

Tam, the lack of morris sides was due to a small hiccup and will hopefully be addressed for next year. We did have more last year.

Nice to see that everyone else likes the same things about it that I do! I don't think it's bias that makes it my favourite festival already.

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: GUEST,Newbee
Date: 23 Aug 10 - 11:50 AM

What a lovely festival.

PLEASE don't go down the road of letting it get too big by signing big names. That way lies the death of nice, intimate (and affordable) festivals like Moira. You've got it just right as it is.

The music session in the Railway on Friday evening was brill, it was good to enjoy a traditional music and song session rather than a pop / rock / country and western session.

I'll be back next year!

Alistair


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 23 Aug 10 - 11:54 AM

Yes, you're all absolutely spot-on with your comments, especially those praising the well-oiled organisation, excellent sound, informative programme, and all those things that many of the more "established" festivals still haven't got right.
It was refreshing to come across whole bills-full of performers no less talented than some of the bigger names on the circuit but equally deserving of the chance to be heard in a sympathetic environment.

But most of all I appreciated the intimacy, the welcome, the sheer friendliness, and of course the great singing from everyone. No inflated egos, no competition, just warmth and genuine companionship and joy in singing (and listening!). Special thanks to Lynne and Kathy, I do hope our paths cross again real soon.

It was lovely to get such warm feedback from my open-mic slot too (especially as at first I was competing with the morris side for the right key!) and it would be great to get the chance to take the stage next year!

The Mudgather didn't quite live up to its name-badge (not enough rain! - no, only joking!). No, seriously, it was just fine - great to meet some more Catters (thanks Hils!) and share songs and experiences - not just chocolate!...

My feedback form is on its way back to the organisers, but for the time being the overwhelming message is please let's keep it intimate and not turn it into a clone of other festivals that have become glorified concerts and/or name-guest-focused to the alienation of the rest of us that enjoy the whole range of activities and participation.

Bottom line: it's been my most enjoyable festival this year by far, so massive thanks to everyone at Moira.

Cheers,
MM


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: John J
Date: 23 Aug 10 - 02:29 PM

It's good to hear the Friday session in the Railway was well received...as I was tasked with running it!

I would wholeheartedly agree with MoorleyMan and Newbee's comments regarding keeping the festival as it is - no big names demanding big fees, big audiences....and bigger festival prices. The standard of the not so well-known artists (I hope they'll forgive me for that description!) this year was very good, no need for 'stars' at all.

Moira Furnace Folk Festival is a little cracker....and if it ain't broke then don't fix it.

See you next year!

JJ


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MuddleC
Date: 23 Aug 10 - 08:11 PM

Well, I sneaked in a last song at the survivor's night, a bit dirty I'll admit... but not as bad the one MSBlynnne did which caused her daughter to run out with all her motley crew in tow... was she whistling as she left the tent?.. not too sure as the pizza delivery boy arrived around then and almost mowed me down on his bicyle (should get some bells fitted) or was it a spitfire he arrived in.... didn't think pilots wore flat caps. ...also didn't realise that Mick was married to Marge Simpson until Sunday.
Next year, can we arrange to have the non-payers to be strapped to the field artillery and fired out over the canal?.. it's difficult to pick up the small bits with those mechanical fingers during litter patrol.
Luckily I remembered the important things.. tent, sleeping bag, airbed , cider and a new cider mug!
that millionaires shortbread was nice too, although the number of non-catters at the meet was worrying... but with the right therapy they might appear here soon, now that it's been explained to them.!

--you all did very well!
(Only one niggle.. the car tyres (at leat 3) observed in the pools as you wander up through the Everglades from the car park & camping areas.. ..don't think they make it as industrial heritage exhibits-or are they preparing a supermarket trolley for the canal for a full set?!!.

Looking forward to number three, and I won't let it out that Kate Rusby and Jedward are guesting...


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Noreen
Date: 23 Aug 10 - 08:27 PM

200!


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 24 Aug 10 - 03:36 AM

Thanks guys for all the comments. I don't think I've heard a single negative one anywhere! We have our post-festival meeting next week and I will copy off some of these posts and take them with me because I think the non-Mudcat members of the committee should see them too.

On a slightly more personal note, since singarounds and sessions were under my jurisdiction, I'd love any constructive comments about them specifically. Anything I should do for next year? Any sort of singaround I should add? Any other times they are needed? There is the potential for more if people want them.

And anyone interested in Kathy's storytelling, wait till you hear what she has planne3d for next year!! It sounds wonderful.

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Acorn4
Date: 24 Aug 10 - 04:24 AM

Hope these links work:-

a href="http://www.facebook.com/#!/album.php?aid=203376&id=757229786&ref=mf">Moira Furnace 2010 photos

Rooftop Singers - 1

Rooftop Singers - 2

Finale - Bounty Hounds


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Acorn4
Date: 24 Aug 10 - 04:26 AM

Try link 1 again!

Moira Furnace 2010 photos


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 24 Aug 10 - 08:29 AM

Thanks for that Dave. I'm amazed at how well you could hear us singing at the top of the tower!

There are also some photos from this year up on the website go to gallery then photos. http://www.moirafurnacefolkfestival.co.uk

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Seaking
Date: 24 Aug 10 - 03:07 PM

Just checked my offshore rota for next year's MFFF (I assume it's w/end 19-21 Aug) and looks like I'm working. Bugger !

Roll on 2012 then.

Chris


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 24 Aug 10 - 03:08 PM

Time to take early retirement!! Then you can folk as much as you want

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Sue the Borderer
Date: 24 Aug 10 - 04:38 PM

I had a great time too.

Lynne, I wonder whether the singarounds in the Loft could be a rolling programme rather than stopping and starting. Different MC's could take over and keep things running all through the day. My 'free time' usually seemed to coincide with when nothing was on in the Loft or it was due to end soon so I didn't do anywhere near as much singing as I would have liked.

Herbaceous Border had a good time too. Our two sessions in the Courtyard were very successful - especially 6.00-7.00pm on Saturday when we had about 40 dancers (from tots to grandads)and 18 in the band (including 4 small children.) Plus there were plenty more watching. Thanks for inviting us!

Sue


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MuddleC
Date: 24 Aug 10 - 07:53 PM

The loft is a wee bit strangely shaped causing some to get lost behind the chimney stacks... plus often 'tourists' slogged up there to find us lot singing and then had to wander back down..
Lynne, have you tried the acoustics in Martha's flat?.. those arched ceilings sound wonderful... plus, as the grumpy cider cellar put paid to liquid refreshment... the kitchen in the flat could be used for making coffee/tea for participants (unless the cafe complains).... I know, singaround in the narrowboat, anchoring out of reach of shore... and sell duty free cider!


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 25 Aug 10 - 03:26 AM

Thanks both.

Sue last year when I had a singaround running over lunchtime, no one actually turned up, which is why I left gaps. Admittedly there were a lot more people around this year so it may be a more viable proposition. Perhaps if I just left shorter breaks between? Like a beer break and for change over of session leader? It's also been suggested that perhaps I should do some sort of mini-concerts, with feature spots of several songs from some people. Anyway, the Loft is available to use all the time so I shall certainly make more of it next year. It was ahrd to know what to expect this year, basing things on last, but the large increase in numbers means it's a quite different thing now.

Tim the accoustics in the flat are absolutely wonderful but we would never have fitted the number of people in there that were in a couple of the singarounds. You're right, the chimney breast is a pain. Not sure what we can do, though I think the way I had the chairs set out in the first place got more people in in front of it than the way it was set out on later occasions. I guess we could try having two smaller singarounds running simultaneously....not sure that's a brilliant idea though for a number of reasons.

Any more suggestions? (Polite ones only please!!)

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: GUEST,John J...cookieless
Date: 25 Aug 10 - 05:02 AM

Re: the Mudgather singaround in the loft:

Some day visitors / tourists were turned away because they didn't have wristbands - they had chocolate with them though!

I've not been to many Mudgathers before, but they've always been open to the public.

Re: the chimney in the loft, I know some big lads who would shift it for you...for a nominal fee of a lot of beer.

JJ


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: GUEST,Seaking at sea without a cookie
Date: 25 Aug 10 - 05:33 AM

It seems a shame that people were turned away from the singarounds. Could you maybe introduce a nominal fee/contribution, payable on the door, for those without wristbands who would appreciate the singaround and maybe even contribute by singing themselves.

Some large mirrors carefully positioned may help to reduce the 'chimney effect' in the room. Not sure how practical or costly that would be though.

I remember the great singarounds in the Mill at Miskin and as far as I can remember they weren't scheduled or formally run, they 'just happened' and developed their own life as the weekend evolved over the years. One thought may be to provide the building, advertise it widely as the place to meet for a singaround and just see what happens. A limited bar in the room and some loo facilities a bit closer may also add to the appeal.

Chris


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 25 Aug 10 - 09:20 AM

Don't want the Loft to be a spontaneous singaround since the pubs are available for that purpose. I have some ideas and plenty of people who have offered to run things so we'll see how it all goes for next year.

Someone else has mentioned the problem of tickets and the Mudgather. I will talk to the committee about it.

I'll also talk to the committee about the possibilities of drink in the Loft as it's a long way to go for a pint. The loo as well. Andy J said when he went that it was such a long way to go for a wee that he had two while he was there! We have permission to use the football field to the right as you come down the ramp from the Loft and if we have anything else on there next year it will be sense to have a loo too...that would sort it for the Loft. Again, I'll discuss it with the committee.

I think the chimney breast is an object up with which we will have to put. (Did you like the grammar there?) It's just a case of judicious siting of chairs I think.

Thanks for the comments and suggestions...keep them coming!

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 25 Aug 10 - 01:40 PM

I liked sort of hiding behind the chimney....

Continuous running sessions might be hard on some who can't sit for long periods. I rather liked the breaks between sings for doing other events. I wouldn't sign up for a floor spot kind of thing. Too shy.

Portaloo near the bottom of ramp would be great but I would worry about yobs tipping it in the canal at night.

Really helpful, ain't I? I'll just slink away now.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Snuffy
Date: 26 Aug 10 - 09:47 AM

Surely the Loft is part of the Museum, and anyone visiting the Museum is entitled to look round it without having to pay anything extra or get a wristband. Although events in the loft would still need to be stewarded from a Health & Safety/Insurance perspective, daytime sings should be non-ticket.

Couldn't you just instruct stewards that any "non-folkie" visitors during museum opening hours do not need wristbands, but they should be informed that there is an event going on and asked nicely to complete their visit as non-disruptively as possible.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 26 Aug 10 - 11:42 AM

Hmmm...I replied to VT's post but it hasn't appeared. Oh well.

Certainly at the start of the weekend the steward who was on at the Loft was told about letting people in to the museum. I wasn't aware that anyone was being turned away but I shall bring it up with the committee.

Tam, it's all very helpful...thank you. The problem with a portaloo near the bottom of the ramp late at night when there's no one around is a good point. We may possibly have a marquee on the football field to the right as you come down the ramp next year so a loo is an issue I guess.


Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Orac
Date: 26 Aug 10 - 12:28 PM

Although we have a couple of well known folk artists next year the majority will be lesser known performers similar to this year and last. This will not change nor will it become a clone of the other festivals which sometimes all have the same few artists. We are very happy with the way the festival seems to be carving a niche for itself. Reading the comments above it seems that despite our complete lack of experience at organising anything like this we ain't doing too bad. Thanks to all that helped ... now we start all again !


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: John J
Date: 27 Aug 10 - 03:26 AM

"we have a couple of well known folk artists next year"

Oh dear.

JJ


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 27 Aug 10 - 03:59 AM

Orac? Is that you Colin?

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: GUEST,Newbee
Date: 27 Aug 10 - 07:04 AM

IMHO booking well known folk artists is the ideal way to attract more visitors to the festival but this will also push up the price of festival tickets.

What attracted me to Moira in the first place was 1) Small 2) Affordable 3) I knew it would be a FOLK festival because of MBS Lynne's involvement.

I don't know what others think, but if you want to keep the festival the same then you must continue to do the same. Nothing wrong with the odd tweek here and there, but booking big names comes under the heading of 'Let's grow this festival'.

I feel that I must temper my original comment of 'I'll be back next year', to ' I MAY be back next year'.

I do hope the changes aren't too dramatic.

Just a thought, the site and general facilities are quite limiting. Bigger numbers will be difficult to manage, I don't think you could get many more on the campsite without it becoming unpleasantly crowded.

Alistair


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: GUEST,Muddle C
Date: 27 Aug 10 - 07:23 AM

When I was 'green jacket' at the loft I let anyone in... (even MSBLynne), but the 'tourists' generally turned around at the sound of singing... wristband checking at the Marquee and cedlidh was more stringent, but as pub sessions are free-for-all, I presume beer-tent venue is too?(so long as they have a drink in their hand?)


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: My guru always said
Date: 28 Aug 10 - 03:56 AM

Just starting to catch up with stuff at home since bringing Max down South from Whitby on Thursday, so apologies for the delay.

What a wonderful festival Moira is, thanks so much to Lynne, Ted, Dave and all the team who provided us with such a wonderful weekend. Last year was just fabulous, but this year even more so, despite the rain! Our apologies for any late-night disturbances fron our parties in the caravan, perhaps 'quiet' areas should be introduced in the site?

Many thanks to Moira for giving me the chance to sing again, I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and it gave me a chance to build on my experience of performing. And I think that's part of what makes Moira so very special, friends singing and playing to and with each other. Hearing Alie & Steve and Chris King is a rare opportunity to be cherished and there were other wonderful performers there too, too many to mention!

Having a headline artist or two can only be good for the festival and will attract more ticket sales, but as many have already mentioned here, please don't push the festival to grow too big! It would take away that 'magic' feeling and I certainly appreciated the fact that we weren't all packed like sardines in the campsite. I'm so glad that the Committee are seriously looking for feedback and I'm sure that they will take note of our concerns!!

Thanks to all who attended the MudGather, who made, brought and ate chocolate, shared songs and tunes and made it such a good Gather!! I must admit, I didn't realise that anyone had been turned away at the door and wish that hadn't happened. MudGathers aren't normally stewarded at other festivals, we usually take care of ourselves. Anyway, here's the Register:

Shorty Brenda
Bounty Hound
Daughter
Seaking
Miskin Man
Eyelander
Noreen
Sooz
Mr Sooz
Autoharpbob
Virginia Tam
The Silent One
Torch & Guest Nicky
Selchie – (RS)
Snuffy
Cats
Richard Atkins
El-punkoid-nouveau
MuddleC
Gedi
JohnJ
MBSLynne
My guru always said
MoorleyMan
Sue the Borderer
Cernhat
Apologies from Cllr

Piers Cawley (is he Catter pdcawley?)
Susan Clegg
Gill Cawley
Christine Coole
Chris Chambers
David Gibbons
Rachel Honeyford
Ian
Sarah
Karen

Go on, who have I missed this time????


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: My guru always said
Date: 28 Aug 10 - 03:58 AM

BTW, the second section of my Register list were Guests, sorry!!


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Betsy
Date: 28 Aug 10 - 06:07 AM

My wife is going to Barrow on Soar next Thursday 2nd Sept til the Sunday to keep an eye on our daughter and husband's house and cat.
She trying to persuade me to go with her.

Are there any Folk sessions, gatherings or clubs in the area which might persuade me to join her - Moira is certainly within distance.
Would appreciate any advice.

Story of my life it seems - right place / wrong time.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 28 Aug 10 - 11:55 AM

Well you're right place wrong time again! The Scrag End Folkl club in Oakthorpe is on Sunday evening, but presumably you will have gone by then. There's another club locally on Monday. Not sure about others in the area. Noel and Olga?? When's yours? Dave Taylor,or runs one in Seagrave, which isn't too far away but I don't know when that is either.

Not much help really. Sorry

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Betsy
Date: 28 Aug 10 - 12:47 PM

Thanks for "listening" Lynne.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Cats
Date: 28 Aug 10 - 05:24 PM

just got back from whitby and wanted to say a huge thank you to all involved with Moira, brilliant time had by all. And yes Lynne, the idea has grown even more... now, have we time to make a CD of it by then.......


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 29 Aug 10 - 03:52 AM

I thought it might have Kathy! Really looking forward to it! It should be so polished and professional with a year to work on it.

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Cats
Date: 29 Aug 10 - 04:40 AM

All I need now is a really good musician and another really good [male] singer....... then I can work on the whole thing and get it ready for Moira ... and then anywhere else that wants a version of it....


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: GUEST,Steve T
Date: 29 Aug 10 - 07:34 AM

"Betsy", for folk events around Barrow on Soar check out Pete Burnham's Leicester Folk Diary (http://lfd.org.uk/lfd.html)    .


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: GUEST,Betsy
Date: 30 Aug 10 - 06:30 AM

Thanks for the info Steve.
Will check it out .


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: My guru always said
Date: 30 Aug 10 - 06:46 AM

Lynne, did anyone manage to get a copy of the Hermitage radio broadcast of the festival??


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 31 Aug 10 - 08:03 AM

Sorry Hils, I meant to tell you. Richard has recorded it, but, though the whole programme was about the festival, they only played CDs of the artists. They said something about not being qualified yet to use the stuff they recorded. They're hoping, perhaps to play some of it later in the year

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Cats
Date: 31 Aug 10 - 10:51 AM

disappointing that, Lynne. had they told us that we could have let them have cd's of our stuff to use but they said they were recording it to go out..... never mind, a copy of it would be good anyway.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: OlgaJ
Date: 01 Sep 10 - 06:21 AM

Hi everybody

We've only just got back from a short break in the Peak District followed by a brilliant weekend in North Yorkshire so haven't been anywhere near a computer since the festival. Quite a change really.

Brilliant time was had by all of us and we are already looking forward to next year.

Like MuddleC I didn't turn anyone without a wristband away from the loft as I thought they should be allowed into the museum part even if they weren't interested in the singing.

We had intended to join the survivor's session but by the time we had eaten and got down to the beer tent there wasn't enough room for all of us so we set up a splinter session in the Railway which went down really well. Just don't mention sausage rolls to Steve!

Speaking of the Railway, we were thinking we might approach the landlady to see if we can run something there, possibly a mixed song and music session, maybe every two months or so,in aid of the festival. Would anyone local be prepared to support us if we did? We already make fund raising collections at our club at Worthington on the second Monday of the month which were very much appreciated by the committee.

I don't think a couple of big names will hurt, especially as the ones already booked should bring in quite a few single event ticket buyers which will help to boost the funds. It also means that some of the 'lesser known' artists get the chance to play on the same bill and therefore get a bit more exposure. What we don't want is a bill full of 'big names' and no chance for up and coming artists to get a look in. From next year's advance posters it looks like next years prices will remain the same as this year until the end of May so keep an eye on the website for when bookings open.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Acorn4
Date: 01 Sep 10 - 07:01 AM

The Railway singaround/session is a good idea, Olga - it will keep the pub on board for the festival as well as raising funds.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 01 Sep 10 - 09:38 AM

There is a brilliant upstairs room which Lefty showed me. It's really big and with great accoustics. When Graham, the landlord was alive he wasn't keen on the idea of using it for a folk session but Diane seems quite in favour of the idea so it may be worth a thought, though that does cut you off from the non-folkie regulars.

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Noreen
Date: 01 Sep 10 - 09:44 AM

Sounds like a good plan- I'd come over for the sort of night we had in the Railway on the Saturday!

(It's only an hour from me if I use the M42 instead of coming through Birmingham as my SatNav made me...)


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: OlgaJ
Date: 01 Sep 10 - 11:24 AM

We would probably start it off as a pub session to see how it goes and if it proves really popular we would have the option of moving it upstairs. We would envisage a good mix of styles of song and music but would hope to keep it more folk based (preferably acoustic)and we would prefer it to be informal rather than going round the room if you know what I mean. Its just a thought at the moment as we haven't broached it with the pub yet, but will let you know what is happening. We couldn't make the Saturday session this time but if it was anything like last years it would have been brilliant.

On a different subject did anyone see Ripley Morris on the Michael Ball Show this afternoon? I know its sad but I have to do something while I'm ironing the enormous pile of t-shirts that came back from nearly two weeks away!


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 01 Sep 10 - 11:31 AM

Yes the Saturday night session was brilliant. One of the best I've been to I think.

I know Lefty would come over for it Olga, specially now he has wheels!

We are hoping to re-start the Quarter session too, in the Turks' in Donisthorpe.

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Dave Sutherland
Date: 01 Sep 10 - 11:59 AM

Betsy, if you are still around on the Sunday night we are running a singers night at Tiger Folk in the Stumble Inn, Tamworth Road, Long Eaton.
Its about 30 minutes drive from Barrow on Soar.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 02 Sep 10 - 03:56 AM

Just had a message form someone who wants to be kept informed about a session in the Railway and is prepared to come from quite a long way away

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 03 Sep 10 - 08:28 AM

I've been asked to let everyone know that the 2010 festival T-shirts are available to order until the end of October at a cost of £10 including postage.

I've also been told that the material recorded at the festival by Hermitage FM will be broadcast near Christmas in two 56 minute folk specials. We will endeavour to get it recorded so that anyone who can't tune in can also hear it

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: My guru always said
Date: 03 Sep 10 - 09:15 AM

Thanks for the info Lynne, I'd be really interested in a copy of the broadcasts!!


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Seaking
Date: 03 Sep 10 - 10:32 AM

Me too Lynne please. I'll be able to listen to the broadcasts via the internet (I think) if not at work but can't listen in offshore.

Chris


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Cats
Date: 04 Sep 10 - 05:05 AM

And me.....


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 04 Sep 10 - 08:41 AM

And me...


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Bounty Hound
Date: 06 Sep 10 - 09:30 AM

Our version of the Waterboys song, A Man is in Love, from our Friday evening set at Moira Furnace 2010. From the recordings kindly done by our new friends from Hermitage FM

John

http://mysp.ac/9X9URG


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Acorn4
Date: 13 Sep 10 - 04:07 AM

We bumped into the people from Hermitage FM at the Scrag End Club last night.

They are going to be broadcasting part of the festival this coming Thursday at 7.00pm and will be playing tracks by Winter Wilson and Lucy Ward.


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: MBSLynne
Date: 29 Dec 10 - 01:45 PM

Hi guys. On Thursday 30th at 7 pm, Hermitage Radio will be presenting a two hour special with stuff from this year's Moira Furnace Festival.

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Seaking
Date: 29 Dec 10 - 01:58 PM

Thanks lynne..

It's

a href="http://www.hermitagefm.com/#/hermitagefolk/4544635680">Here

Chris


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: Seaking
Date: 29 Dec 10 - 02:00 PM

Oops - that was an attempt at making a blue clickie..

Failed !


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 29 Dec 10 - 02:09 PM

http://www.hermitagefm.com/#/hermitagefolk/4544635680


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: My guru always said
Date: 29 Dec 10 - 04:40 PM

Bu**ger, bad timing, we'll be in Newport and not able to listen. Wish they had a listen again facility...

Enjoy it!!!


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Subject: RE: Moira Furnace Folk Festival
From: autoharpbob
Date: 30 Dec 10 - 03:10 PM

Found this just in time to catch some of Lucy Ward's set - great!


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