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Subject: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 21 Jun 10 - 07:45 PM

From Monday 28th June there will be a Come- All - Ye at Foots Cray.
Join us at
The Seven Stars, Foots Cray High Street (next door to Lidl).
The pub dates from the 1600s and is distinctive for its Kent Weather boarding exterior. Park in the exterior area of Lidl's car park, or take the bus. The 51, R1, and R11 stop nearby. The A20 is a couple of minutes away.The pub serves a perfectly quaffable draught Courage Best.
All acoustic music and song will be welcome, and we love to jam.
There is live music at The Seven Stars on Fridays, and the landlord is keen to have us there. Tonight when we dropped in we found it very quiet, and the few regulars in there were all over 40, and enthusiastic about us being there. One or two have even asked to join in. Come along and join us at 8.30 every Monday.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Leadfingers
Date: 21 Jun 10 - 08:06 PM

That's Two Monday Seven Stars sessions then ! The other is Monthly , second Monday at Knowl Hill on the A4 just West of Maidenhead !


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 22 Jun 10 - 03:23 AM

Great news GF, a historic riverside pub with real ale at £2.25 a pint, a garden, friendly locals, a welcoming landlord and accessible by public transport, excellent venue, what's the catch?!

I think you'll find the R1 doesn't quite make it to Footscray but the 233, 321 and 492 do and they all run late services

That puts it a direct bus ride away from Bexleyheath, Dartford, Eltham, Greenhithe, Lee, Lewisham, New Cross, Orpington, Sidcup, Swanley, St Mary Cray, Welling and Woolwich - now that sounds well connected for anyone who wants a drink without driving!

Plus you can do your shopping next door before you go in :-)


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 22 Jun 10 - 02:15 PM

The R11 stops at the traffic lights. Just cross the High Street and walk down. The pub is on the left, next door to Lidl.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 22 Jun 10 - 04:35 PM

I have deleted the Foresters website and created one for The Seven Stars

Here's a link   The Seven Stars Sessions


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Penny S.
Date: 22 Jun 10 - 05:02 PM

Looks good - but I'll be out of the country until mid July...

Penny


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 22 Jun 10 - 06:56 PM

Have fun, and hope to see you at the pub in July


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 22 Jun 10 - 07:03 PM

I have just created a seven stars email list. If you haven't been sent an email today, and would like to be kept informed, please p.m. me.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,pete
Date: 23 Jun 10 - 07:53 AM

ah-silly me!found you now,thanks mr bear.be there monday all things being eqaul.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 23 Jun 10 - 01:21 PM

Looking forward to it 8.30 p.m. on Monday


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 24 Jun 10 - 03:51 AM

It would be really good to see some of those who tried the Foresters in Wilmington but were put off by the venue - especially on opening night next Monday

Here's a map

Map showing the Seven Stars, Foots Cray


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 24 Jun 10 - 06:32 PM

Thanks Mr Bear. I have put a map and bus route links on to the website.
There are a couple of takers from my email.Could use a few more though.
a href="http://sevenstarssidcupsessions.bravehost.com/">The Seven Stars Sessions


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 24 Jun 10 - 06:35 PM

link worked on the link maker, but didn't paste up right
The Seven Stars Sessions


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 25 Jun 10 - 04:38 PM

The football match that night is Brazil v Chile - not a lot of local interest but The Seven Stars will be showing the match a bit further round the pub and at low volume

So you can join in the session and check the score from time to time or ignore the football altogether

Also you could of course watch the football and ignore the session but I'm not sure I should be suggesting that .........


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 26 Jun 10 - 08:29 AM

Mr Bear !!!! You certainly should not!!!!!
Last night's Friday Folk was excellent, with the fantastic Andy Smythe Band...but.... extremely poorly attended..... two obscure football teams playing kept people away.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 27 Jun 10 - 04:54 AM

At last night's fabulous Gleneskfest, a superb event that we can only hope gets repeated, we had a couple of possible new recruits for the Seven Stars

Hope they turn up on Monday so Trevor doesn't have to play his ukelele as the ship goes down!!


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 27 Jun 10 - 05:04 PM

After today I guess football is pretty much out of the equation, so here's to a new venue tomorrow night and Come All Ye to the Seven Stars at Foots Cray


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 12:08 PM

Can any other part of the country compete with this

Monday - Seven Stars at Footscray
Tuesday - The British Oak at Blackheath
Wednesday - Folkmob at Eltham
Thursday - Change of Horses at Farnborough
Friday - Orpington Friday Folk at ..... Orpington

the total distance from Blackheath to Farnborough calling in at all the other venues is 12.4 miles

I live 5.2 miles from the British Oak and 7.9 miles from the Change of Horses.

Who's a lucky boy then!


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 12:43 PM

Gosh it's hot- loking forward to some cooling liquid and chill out music later


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 06:35 PM

YES!!!!

Excellent venue, very appreciative locals (moved to photography!) and some wonderful performers turned up - this could run and run.

Already we have sussed out the garden as a potential festival site

The garden runs down to the River Cray - could have gone paddling but recommend Crocs in case of glass. A historic country pub with the genuine atmosphere but surrounded by industry - you wouldn't have known.

The barmaid was an instant convert and reckoned we were cool!!!


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 08:52 PM

I am well pleased with this pub. No intrusive t.v. or machines. In fact the t.v. in the restaurant area was off ! They appear to have a reasonable lunchtime menu, at a sensible price, so might go shopping at Lidl one lunchtime, and sit out in the extensive garden. There are plenty of bench tables at pub level, and then it is stepped down to three more at the riverside. There were ten of us tonight, but there is seating for around twenty in the restaurant area. The beer was nicely chilled, and the locals, and bar staff extremely appreciative.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 29 Jun 10 - 11:45 AM

Next session is next Monday at 8.30


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,pete
Date: 29 Jun 10 - 11:53 AM

pretty good start at 7 stars though my voice was a little diminished from being unewell last week but all our contributions seemed to go down well-goood jammin as usual


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 29 Jun 10 - 11:55 AM

I'll try and make it.

Had a prior committment at The Beacon in Tun Wells last night but will get over next week if I can persuade someone to give me a lift or suss out reasonable public transport(having an operation on my ankle on Friday so off driving for a few weeks).

I'm not very good (yet?) though, so locals may not be quite so appreciative :-)


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 29 Jun 10 - 05:15 PM

Where are you travelling from Rob? We could collect you from either Orpington or St Mary Cray station. Buses come this way from Tunbridge Wells, but I don't know how late they run.

Sue


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 29 Jun 10 - 05:22 PM

I just checked the 402 timetable. It stops running at around 8, so is
n b g


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 29 Jun 10 - 07:53 PM

I'll get a train, unless I can blag my friend Paul into coming along and driving us :-). To Orpington, probably.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Jun 10 - 08:25 PM

I'll p.m. you with my mobile number


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 29 Jun 10 - 08:42 PM

That was me, above Rob. You should have got my message now.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 30 Jun 10 - 05:19 AM

Thanks very much, GF. Number received and PM replied to. I'll have to be there now! will try to make it to Foot's Cray under my own steam by train and bus combo.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 30 Jun 10 - 12:20 PM

Look forward to seeing you Rob - and bring Paul anyway! this group caters for all standards - join in when you can or just listen and admire

According to Danielle the barmaid, the pub is normally empty by 9.30 on a Monday and she reckoned that the seven locals stayed late purely because of us. Also one group were disappointed that their friends had left just before we arrived, said they would have loved it!

The three in the garden appeared to be ignoring us until ten to eleven when a voice came through the open door saying "let's have a Leonard Cohen one!"


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 30 Jun 10 - 01:56 PM

That's heart warming, Mr Bear, we may have found our niche. Now, if you'd shopped at Netto ????


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 30 Jun 10 - 02:55 PM

I'm glad the group caters for all standards....I can vary from barely adequate on downwards. Singing and playing at the same time is a major problem for me still :-)


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,pete
Date: 01 Jul 10 - 05:42 AM

we all began somewhere rob and ive had some flak along the way but we are very supportive and i still find the interaction helpful.    sue i could only get on this site via link on foresters-is that just me


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 01 Jul 10 - 03:12 PM

Let's not give the impression this is simply for beginners however - we had some fine musicians on Monday.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 01 Jul 10 - 03:51 PM

Pete - you might have missed the thread name on the lyrics and knowledge page. Unless it is refreshed by postings every day, it can even drop off the page. Mudcat members have a personal page, and can trace threads, giving them a personal list on their personal page .I would have thought though, that The Foresters thread would be more likely to drop off the page. I'm going to put some links into the new website, and this should help.

Sue


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 02 Jul 10 - 07:31 PM

Charringtons Best-


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 04 Jul 10 - 03:13 AM

GF: I won't be able to make tomorrow's session after all. Doc's ordered me to stay mainly still and quiet with elevated leg until at least Wednesday. Only allowed to stay within 200 yards of home and "absolutely no question" of me going to Orpington and beyond on public transport.

I must say, the way I feel right now, I'd be surprised if I felt up to it tomorrow anyway. Bit optimistic so soon post-op.

Hope I can make it next week.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 04 Jul 10 - 08:39 AM

GF, despite having the Charrington name displayed on the front wall of the pub, I think you'll find it's Courage Best they are selling

I look forward to finding out for sure tomorrow night


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 05 Jul 10 - 06:11 AM

Second session tonight at 8.30 - can't wait!!


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 05 Jul 10 - 07:12 AM

Raffles- that was what was confusing me.... I thought I saw Directors .


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 05 Jul 10 - 07:14 AM

Shame Rob can't make it, but orders is orders.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 05 Jul 10 - 10:51 AM

OK, I've been doing some research

As far as I can see, although having once been one of the major beers of London, coming from the East End of London, and despite having been merged into one of the major brewers in the UK - Bass Charrington - there is currently no beer in the UK under the name of Charringtons

I stand to be corrected if anyone knows better

Courage Best is brewed by Wells and Youngs of Bedford


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 06 Jul 10 - 03:34 AM

Thanks to Ron Truman Border for joining the regulars last night - a class act


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 06 Jul 10 - 02:29 PM

As you can all see folks - Raffles is a Bear of much brain! Thanks for all the brewery research. It was great to have Ron with us last night, and hope that he will come again, when he hasn't got a gig on. It would be good to have some more people, especially some box players, or fiddlers.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,Girl Friday
Date: 06 Jul 10 - 04:32 PM

Had a call from Ron Trueman-Border to say how much he enjoyed last night's session. He found it very relaxing. Ron's a very talented songwriter, much on demand for gigs, but he does enjoy a good jam.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 10 Jul 10 - 04:00 PM

triple birthday celebration this Monday - GF, Mrs Bear and Pete

It would be nice to have a bumper attendance to mark it :-)

directions above


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 11 Jul 10 - 06:49 AM

Mmmmmm! - Mrs Bear is in the kitchen baking the cakes for tomorrow night and they smell gorgeous - fruit cake and lemon sponge

These come highly recommended by Leopards


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 11 Jul 10 - 07:37 AM

I,ll try to make it this Monday ,I work till 6oclock o I will take a change of clothes to work along with the 12 string. If I am not to knackered by the end of the day.
Is there a train station at Footcray and is it near the high street?


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 11 Jul 10 - 09:01 AM

Would be really great to have you there Pierre

No station nearby but get the train to Sidcup then 51 bus towards Orpington. Go to Foots Cray Post Office which is half a mile down the hill from Sidcup High Street, get off immediately the bus turns right at the Foots Cray traffic lights and walk back a few yards to Foots Cray High Street as if the bus had gone straight on.

Going back the 51 goes to Welling Station or connects with the 286


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 11 Jul 10 - 12:43 PM

So far, I'm having a Grrrreat Birthday. I decided that cooking is O U T out. Went first to The Seven Stars, but they only do food Monday to Friday. We went up to the White Cross, and had a lovely meal, and naughty dessert too!Hope Pierre makes it tomorrow, along with many others. Mrs Bear makes exceedingly good cakes !!!!


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,pete
Date: 11 Jul 10 - 03:28 PM

sounds good.we shall heartedly enjoy mrs bears artistic contribution!on thursday i shall cease being HEINZ variety age.the new website is very well done.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 11 Jul 10 - 05:46 PM

This is a great venue - a genuine riverside country pub in a town setting, we have a warm welcoming session, it's free entry and the beer is reasonably priced!

There are LOADS of people we know in our catchment and it would be wonderful if a few more found us on Monday nights, this is a great session waiting to be discovered

This week's special - free birthday cake!!


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 11 Jul 10 - 09:59 PM

May I say that having a birthday is not mandatory folks. Just because 90% of this thread's contributors were born in July does not make this venue exclusive ! All are welcome, but especially fiddle, and melodeon players.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 12 Jul 10 - 04:32 AM

GF: Once again I won't make it, I'm afraid. I did too much on my leg last week and cracked the cast on Friday. Doc says I need to take it REALLY easy for a few days since I have the rest of my life to live with the consequences of how I handle the recovery from this.

So have a good one, happy birthdays to all concerned and hopefully see you NEXT time!


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,Woodsie
Date: 12 Jul 10 - 06:58 AM

Pete the journey on a 233 bus from Eltham Station is only about 20 minutes! They leave the Station at 29 & 59 past the hour. Or stay on the 286 to Sidcup Station and catch a 51 - but there may be road works. I might be able to arrange a lift so, if you are ready for pick up at say 19:45. Speak to you later ...


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,Girl Friday
Date: 12 Jul 10 - 09:26 AM

Hey... this signing up for daily updates is a great new feature. It works like the trace function for members, and makes it really easy to pick up threads that are current. Now to the business of the thread. Rob, you are a very naughty boy. You were told not to overdo it, so how many 200 yard walks did you have? Pierre - I was thinking of telling you bus details from Eltham, but you did say that you were coming from work. Woodsie... thanks for sorting Pierre out, and looking forward to seeing you both later on. Sue


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 12 Jul 10 - 11:34 AM

Re the roadworks at Sidcup station this is my specialist subject!

They have no effect when travelling from Eltham towards Orpington, but you get a two mile diversion on the return journey to travel the 250 yards past Sidcup station.

The 286 connects with 3 different buses that go to The Seven Stars. It shares the same bus stop (L) as the 321 and 233 outside Dorothy Perkins in Eltham High Street, or if you stay on to Sidcup Station it connects with the 51. You get the same choice coming back

The published timetable (not the same as reality!) shows the following return services from Foots Cray

321 - 2254, 2306, 2318, 2330
233 - 2247, 2317, 2347
51 - 2248, 2303, 2318, 2333

the 286 is half hourly at that time of night, the last one leaving Sidcup at 2349

What a sad person I am ....

If however a kind soul offers you a lift, jump at it and save yourself the bovver!!


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 12 Jul 10 - 01:03 PM

What a palava!!! Move to Orpington


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,Charles
Date: 13 Jul 10 - 12:05 AM

Good to see Pete The Hat made it eventually!!!


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 13 Jul 10 - 07:37 AM

I wonder who Charles is? Foots Cray is not in the Duchy of Cornwall.... Hello Woodsie... Thanks to all who turned up last night, eight.25 performers and 4.75 audience. (Mr Bear did one song) Mrs Bear's cakes were delicious, we had some great music, and there were some attentive customers in the bar. What a difference in atmosphere. Plans are afoot for a Foots Cray Folk Day.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 13 Jul 10 - 08:43 AM

Oh yes! - excellent outdoor space just crying out for a folk festival

Landlord sounds happy to put on a barbecue and get in guest ale(s)

Can we have a naming competition or is it Foots Cray Folk Day?

How about -

Foots Cray Folk Week (perhaps too ambitious)
Riverside Folk Festival (probably too many of those already)
Crayside Folk Festival
Sidcup and District Folk Festival
North-West Kent Folk Festival


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 13 Jul 10 - 11:37 AM

How about Foots Cray Folk Frolics?


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 13 Jul 10 - 01:21 PM

We could revive the old band name of Crayfolk


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 13 Jul 10 - 01:42 PM

I did wonder about that one


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 13 Jul 10 - 02:36 PM

I have been tweaking the website. It now has edited highlights of the kind comments that I have received...No names appear.

Updated website


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 13 Jul 10 - 04:08 PM

I've spoken to Christine from Surrey and told her where we are now.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 13 Jul 10 - 04:40 PM

Would you like me to look up the buses from Surrey?? :-) - at this rate we'll need a bigger pub :-) - only the third week and we're exceeding the original estimate given to Mick the landlord - good in'it

A theme borrowed from the Broadstairs thread and started by Wrotham Jen - it's nice not only to have good music and a happy lively atmosphere in the pub but there is also good traffic to and from the bar so if we carry on like this we should keep Mick happy

Not too many sneaking over to Lidl and bringing in the bottles!!!!!


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 14 Jul 10 - 02:37 AM

in regards to a Name,
How about
'There,s something a Foot in Footcray Folk Club"
we can all play bare footed.
Shoes are banned
"You,ve got to Hand it to me" Its a good idea?
periodically through the night we can hold our feet up aloft and shout out at the tops of our      voices
"There something afoot"
To encourage and Inspire

I throughly enjoyed my self and its very easy to get too from Eltham.
the outside garden is a excellent place to hold a folk gathering and I will without doubt be returning to this event next week.,
Well done to everyone who played and sung last Monday.
This weekly event is excellent and the pub regulars and staff are very friendly.
Well done again
Kind regards
[Pierre Le Foot.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 14 Jul 10 - 04:00 AM

I like it Pierre but there's something in the mental image of us all lying on our backs with our feet kicking in the air that makes me slightly uneasy!

We could even call it "There's Frolics afoot in Foots Cray Folk Club"

Good job it wasn't metricated or it would be "There's Frolics afoot in 30.48 Centimetres Cray Folk Club"

Really enjoyed your contribution as always Pierre and dead chuffed to know you're coming back

RB


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 14 Jul 10 - 07:54 AM

This is all very encouraging. RB has sent me photos from last week's Footfest, which will soon be up on the website. I find that I may have sent an ad to AKF.... I don't remember doing so, mayhap the lovely Andy the printer did it. Should expect more people next week. I too am worried about these feet in the air. At Jagger Folk it signals the end of a tune.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,Dave K
Date: 14 Jul 10 - 10:14 AM

What a great night on Monday it is a real gem of a pub. See you next week.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 14 Jul 10 - 10:35 AM

Really enjoyed your contribution Dave and looking forward to more, great to know you'll be back


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 14 Jul 10 - 04:35 PM

Hope that there'll be enough people to do a raffle, as the ad will need paying for.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 14 Jul 10 - 05:12 PM

Word of mouth and personal recommendation is cheaper and more effective.

Once word gets out the problem will be managing the queues :-)


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,G F
Date: 14 Jul 10 - 06:12 PM

"Word of mouth and personal recommendation is cheaper and more effective"
That was the case years ago, but I've known it to fail dismally.
I hadn't planned the ad. It just happened.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 14 Jul 10 - 06:34 PM

I shall see if I can donate a prize or two


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 14 Jul 10 - 07:05 PM

Beeen surging the net and have come up with this site

Buses to Sidcup


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 14 Jul 10 - 07:17 PM

Perhaps we need a reminder of our website ?
The Seven Stars Sessions


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 15 Jul 10 - 04:43 AM

I presume there isn't a problem with the sessions while the landlord is away in August - business as usual on Monday evenings?


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 15 Jul 10 - 05:39 AM

GF, have you thought of putting the event on "Remote Goat:

Remote Goat

Costs nothing and the site is starting to get well-used now. I's brought several people into High Brooms "Diddley" sessions.

I have an account there so can enter details if you'd like.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 15 Jul 10 - 05:41 AM

PS: The link above defaults to London. Enter your postcode top left where it says "unspecified location" and you can then filter on timing and event type.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 15 Jul 10 - 07:51 AM

Thanks Rob, I need to update the details on Remote Goat. Thanks for the heads up


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 15 Jul 10 - 11:59 AM

Remote Goat dealt with


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,pete
Date: 15 Jul 10 - 12:12 PM

thanks for the cards raffles/leopards-made me smile.good session monday-outlook seems good .if it keeps building hopefully landlord will be more flexible on finishing times so musos get enough opportunity to perform albeit we all join in


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 15 Jul 10 - 12:33 PM

I think a certain ammount of restructuring is needed,now we are getting more people in. Let's talk about it on Monday next. Meanwhile, a few pertinent postings from the Folk Day Thread

From Rafflebear :I think also it would be useful to assess where we stand in the North-West Kent folk scene. Are we London facing or are we Kent facing. Our roots have been in Kent but we may well be making the transition to being a South-East London venue in which case clashing with events like Faversham and Broadstairs could be far less relevant than clashing with Blackheath and Folkmob

From Me- G F :I would like to see us , like Janus, with two heads. It is great to have the South East Londoners on board, but I have no objection, and should not want to discourage any folkie who wants to come along.I would agree about Faversham and Broadstairs, as T D L have never broken through there, but I believe strongly, that our many friends from The Medway, and Maidstone areas might come along occasionally, especially as we have got an ad in AKF.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 15 Jul 10 - 12:49 PM

I agree that we should continue to encourage everyone - 360 degree vision - and all folkies are our target from Deal to Doncaster and beyond.

I am just interested to see how it pans out and perhaps suggesting that it may not be as it was. Of course, ideally we shall get both and if there is a difference in styles between the two 'camps' we shall be the richer for it.

If you would like my input and assistance I shall be glad to make myself available for discussion, preferably not between 8.30 and 11.00 on Monday evening, but you are the one we salute GF.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 15 Jul 10 - 01:23 PM

I would suggest we meet up earlier, but we have no chance of getting everyone together until 8.30. How about I state my suggestion now.

Less emphasis on leading a jam - inclusion of "feature" spots. Different people each week, arranged in advance, and garnered from our players. We need to keep a closer eye on the time perhaps, having a final jam at 10.45. This might make for a less sudden ending. There seems to be no clock on the wall, which would help. We don't want to go too rigid with it though, and Mumblin Len prefers it just how it is.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 15 Jul 10 - 01:53 PM

For the moment I think I'm with Len but reserve the right to change that opinion, although not being a player I doubt I get a full vote

As it stands everyone can play almost continuously from 8.30 to 11.00, it's just that different people get to call the tune and lead off. I may be wrong but I think that the musicians all go there to play as much as they can and that any reduction in that would not go down so well. It is also very social as we do it.

I could see that if we had 20 players it might be more difficult, but as yet we haven't.

If time is the problem then perhaps we just need to start on time and if someone is not ready to take their turn, skip on to the next without hanging around. People tend to arrive for the time that they know you will start rather than the time you say you will start


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,G F
Date: 15 Jul 10 - 02:05 PM

Raffles you have as much right to a say as anyone in our original group. This is a benign dictatorship. I have never been keen on a committee - led set up. .. Too many cooks..... muck up the mock turtle. I think we're ok as we are, but that sudden ending is not good.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 15 Jul 10 - 02:12 PM

I'll bring a clock :-)


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 15 Jul 10 - 02:16 PM

Ah, yes, you have a houseful of them


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 16 Jul 10 - 06:00 AM

Quote from the Broadstairs thread -

"the Woodshed is a session where you bring your tunes and songs along for everyone to join in- and popular it's been, a real mixture of styles and the opportunity to try out your own skills at harmonising and accompanying others.

The Woodshed is definitely an all-in session- where everyone feels part of the action and we all play together... memorable moments all along where 30+ performers are all in sympathy with the song"


This seems to be where we are heading at the Seven Stars at the moment, sounds good to me - particularly the bit about 30+


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,Woodsie
Date: 16 Jul 10 - 06:09 AM

I'm all for a dictatorship, as I don't think folk clubs benefit in any way being "run" by huge committees. Much better with Sue taking the lead whilst listening to input and suggestions from all - but making the final decisions herself! She has years of experience of running successful folk events.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 16 Jul 10 - 06:38 AM

Thank you Woodsie. The only Woodshed sessions I have been to were during Folk Week. They were great, and maybe Jen can tell us what they were like on regular nights. As long as people can get comfortably to the bar, and to the toilets. I hate being stuck in the midst of fiddler's elbows, box player's elbow's, gig boxes and bags under my feet. I think that sensibly, 20 to 30 people would be manageable. Any more than that, and we'll have to get Mick to empty his upstairs room.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 16 Jul 10 - 07:19 AM

Even IF the numbers grew, it would be a shame to move out of the bar because we are rubbing shoulders with an appreciative public.

Perhaps we could run two sessions simultaneously at different ends of the pub!!!!

Heil Sue!


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: broadstairs-jen
Date: 16 Jul 10 - 07:51 AM

girl friday - when the wrotham was ALL MINE (evil laugh) the woodshed sessions were daily during folk week and monthly throughout the rest of the year. they were a great success. to answer your question, the woodsheds during folk week were at capacity. one day we even had a fringe woodshed under the awning outside in the rain. not during folk week they were less predictable but we generally had 10+ musicians even on quiet nights. they were profitable to me as a landlady which is important to state since they became sustainable part of the business. the wrotham also has a decent space for sessions...not sure what the 7 stars is like - will have to come by to see!

the new landlady at the wrotham has changed the music format in general and has cancelled the woodshed throughout the year (tsk tsk), but IT IS STILL ON during folk week. bob's still running them and he has some great guests lined up for this year, i would highly recommend it. there will be a pub gig 1-2, its worth being there at 2 to save your space.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 16 Jul 10 - 08:50 AM

Thanks Jen, we'd love to see you at the Stars

Perhaps we could call ours "The Coal-Hole Sessions" :-)

and it looks like there's a precedent for the two-in-one idea!

PS alternative session names
"The Oil-Tank Sessions"
"The Gasometer Sessions"
I was thinking of "The Storage Heater Sessions" but I thought that sounded silly.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 16 Jul 10 - 11:35 AM

Having taken part in the Folk Week o/s session, I can tell you that not everyone was happy about it. We'll fill up the restaurant area first, then maybe spread into the main bar with Mick's permission. I don't think having a second session in the pool room would be a move.
Now, those alternative names... puts on posh Monty Pythonesque voice to say "Now this is getting extremely silly...."

We should maybe call it the Star Bar Sessions in honour of chocolate.

If any Gong Scourers are reading this.... you are our local side. Come and see us....

Jen.... you'll be very welcome..... shame the woodshed sessions have stopped.... especially as they brought money in...... she'll learn.

See you all on Monday

The Management


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 16 Jul 10 - 11:41 AM

The Godmother :-)


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 16 Jul 10 - 11:44 AM

It's the only 17th century pool room I know

('cue' for 3000 offers of genuine Norman pool rooms)


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 16 Jul 10 - 12:56 PM

Why the hell do we not (weather depending) hold next Mondays session out side in the beer garden.
We can set up a Ducking stool for the Nagging Wifes and we fellows can drink Ale.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 16 Jul 10 - 01:16 PM

currently forecast cloudy 16 degrees after a hot day of 27 degrees, possibility of rain Tuesday morning

best to run it past Mick the Landlord in case he already has a ducking stool


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 16 Jul 10 - 05:49 PM

I popped in and checked with Mick - outside is fine with him, forgot to ask about the ducking stool but I didn't see one, ale for the fellows is definitely available


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 11:11 AM

If the weather is warm and dry, I'm up for it, but Len might not be, as he tends to get very cold, very quickly. I don't want to risk getting a chill either before Sidmouth, so will play it by ear. Youguys are welcome to try it though. I could see that Mick was having trouble with his glass washer. The one down the road plays up all the time.
If you want a ducking stool, I bet "Auntie Wainwright" of Old Crap Antiques has got one. No promises, but in the oven now is an attempt at a bread pudding. (Loaf bought at Lidl with the texture of felt). It smells good but I may have made it too wet!

See you all on Monday

G F T G


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 01:28 PM

I am a bit weary about sitting the beer garden on Monday Night.
Now I have learned that

"Ronnie and Reggie The Crayfish Twins have a protection racket on that part of the River Cray ?

Ronnie and Reggie may reside on the banks of the ol River Lea in Hackney East London
"But if they Jump on there Motor Pike and Side Carp
They could be in Foots Cray in an hour demanding half of the Raffle Money?

Regards
Pete Gary baldi macvitie the hat


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 02:06 PM

Re Hale and Pace
I understand one of the above lives in Chislehurst I have guided him around the Chisleshurst cave on several times in the past. I aslo work for Hale when he hired the caves out for a private function.
Nice bloke.
Regards Pierre.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 02:46 PM

Joe has disallowed my posting from The Management because of too much trouble with switched identities, so the above posting from Pierre makes no sense out of context. His earlier posting

I am a bit weary about sitting the beer garden on Monday Night.
Now I have learned that

"Ronnie and Reggie The Crayfish Twins have a protection racket on that part of the River Cray ?

Ronnie and Reggie may reside on the banks of the ol River Lea in Hackney East London
"But if they Jump on there Motor Pike and Side Carp
They could be in Foots Cray in an hour demanding half of the Raffle Money?

Regards
Pete Gary baldi macvitie the hat

caused me to say it was a spooky posting because, I posted as The Management. The Management were characters akin to Ronnie and Reggie.
When the Sunday sessions began some years ago at 7 Stars, I was promised that Hale and Pace would attend the opening night. They didn't.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 02:54 PM

Reference to Seven Stars Sessions on the Folkmob Thread
Folkmob


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 03:02 PM

I've made us a Lemonrock and a Remotegoat psge.


Lemonrock

remotegoat


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 04:20 PM

I was getting worried about The Management, I was going to take my minder, in fact she might still come.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 05:10 PM

Lured by the promise of Bread Pudding ? It's on, folks !


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 18 Jul 10 - 03:15 PM

The Seven Stars Folk Mob were out in force at The Otford Garden Party this afternoon. We were getting in some practice for tomorrow night!


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 04:02 AM

GF, can I suggest you edit the RemoteGoat link a bit?

a) It doesn't come up if you search on category "acoustic music", or indeed just plain "music". It only comes up if you leave "event type" blank or "any". Editing the tags a bit to add music references should cure that.

b) Even though the heading says "this event is free" there is a "buy tickets" box on the diary entry below. I'd edit that out.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 07:17 AM

Looking forward to tonight, bread pudding and all

Foots Cray has never been an entertainment destination but we're changing that. Hope we get some more new faces, last week was great.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 07:44 AM

Forecast now says temperatures will stay over 20 deg tonight - could be good for playing outside


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 09:32 AM

Excellent - I noticed that on Remotegoat myself, Rob, but couldn't see how to get rid. I'll have a go.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 09:54 AM

Success! I've got a few tags on Remote Goat, plus ticket info icon has gone.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 09:36 PM

Twenty of us tonight, in the pub's garden. Lovely warm evening, and some great songs, with the babbling river for accompaniment. Hope to see a good number next week.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 20 Jul 10 - 03:38 AM

Is that twenty including Al Fresco?

Nice to see all the regulars back as well as some more new faces, excellent broad mix of styles.

And the pub put on tea and coffee for us

Confirmed our folk day is Saturday October 9th


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,Woodsie
Date: 20 Jul 10 - 08:00 AM

I think I'll bring my fishing rod next time!

What I like about this is session is that everybody is invited to join in / play along in a sort of jam session fashion - I like this as I can just jingle my guitar here and there (if I know the tune that is!) and not have to worry too much about being put on the spot to sing a song! It was good to see my old friend Graeham Hood again with his wonderful dulcimer playing.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Jul 10 - 08:22 AM

wish I lived in Kent!
Wendy( in exile in Essex!)


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 20 Jul 10 - 09:16 AM

Is that you billybob?


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 20 Jul 10 - 10:31 AM

Folk Day Page now on website, but link not working


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 20 Jul 10 - 11:04 AM

here's a clickyFolk Day


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 20 Jul 10 - 05:39 PM

I second the wonderful dulcimer playing comment from Woodsie, it was a delight - plus excellent use of the steel guitar and dreaded banjo from Frank and remarkable use of the Swannee whistle from our own Sweet Sue!!


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,pete
Date: 21 Jul 10 - 06:07 AM

we seem to be on the up and up-must be the cake and bread pudding!another good time-the 2 ending songs esp seemed to go very well


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: romanyman
Date: 21 Jul 10 - 06:20 AM

cake and bread pudding , whatever next ? im sure the purists will complain,


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 21 Jul 10 - 06:25 AM

Since you ask we've got Lavender Biscuits lined up for next Monday!!


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 21 Jul 10 - 07:21 AM

A excellent night once again I throughly enjoyed it.
The bread pudding was very nice.
A wonderful mix of players and singers well done to everyone?
It was good to have the Landlord and Bar staff enjoying the event too.

It was a right Palaver having no cash point nearby and after a mile walk there and back to the nearest cash point and finding it Out of Order I was pleased to find a cash back felicity behind the bar which cheered me up .

Next week is the build up too Sidmouth so I will not be attending in order to save money but there on after I will be there each week and having a quick and reliable transport system home helps .

Once again this is a great weekly event and I advised anyone to has not attended yet to get down to the seven Stars in Footcray.
Regards to all Pierre.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,Woodsie
Date: 21 Jul 10 - 07:36 AM

I didn't realise that Felicity was giving money out - who is she?

Peter - if you charged up an oyster card instead of paying £4 bus fare home you wouldn't have to stay at home next Monday! Don't worry abbout saving money for SIDmouth go to SIDcup instead and woodsie will buy you a couple of pints!


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 21 Jul 10 - 08:02 AM

Yeah Pierre- Go get an Oyster card... accept Woodsie's offer of two pints, and I'll raise you another one. We're going to Sidmouth too! The programme arrived today, cover price £5.00, but obviously free to Season Ticket Holders - result !


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 21 Jul 10 - 08:06 AM

I think I've noticed people coming out of the Stars and turning left to catch the 233 to Eltham

If you turn right and go just past the traffic lights you get a choice of the 233 and the 321 which is a more direct route

Hope this may be helpful

Looking forward to meeting Felicity

RB


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 21 Jul 10 - 08:41 AM

I'll buy you a pint too Pierre - any others?


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,Woodsie
Date: 21 Jul 10 - 09:02 AM

The 233 goes all the way to Eltham Station.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 21 Jul 10 - 09:14 AM

good thinking - the 321 does connect with the 286 but if there's those of you that want no further than the station I understand - just fancied a bit of company while waiting for the 51 !!! :-)


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,Woodsie
Date: 21 Jul 10 - 10:33 AM

... But we can still walk up to your stop! Once the Station Road roadworks have finished the 51 / 286 route is better for me!


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 21 Jul 10 - 11:48 AM

Len has mended my little wooden swannee whistle now.

Danielle is the only barmaid I've met, though we did meet her mama.

She might be Felicity - who knows?

Don't anyone else buy Pierre a pint, he won't be able to find either bus stop, and have to sleep on the river bank with the Crayfish twins.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 21 Jul 10 - 01:32 PM

"I.ll..............Bloody........Felicity you lot "


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 21 Jul 10 - 01:57 PM

We look forward to it


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 21 Jul 10 - 03:50 PM

"I dont doubt that"


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 21 Jul 10 - 05:57 PM

Now is that any way to talk to people who have just offered to buy you a pint?

The velocity of the Felicity philosophy posts is gathering pace

felicitations

RB


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 21 Jul 10 - 08:30 PM

You gather pace RB when I throw a piece of Sue,s stale bread pudding at you?
I found a half eaten bit of bread pud in me waist coat pocket must have placed it in there prior to playing a slot last week and forgot about it.
Im useing it has a door stop at the moment


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 23 Jul 10 - 08:02 AM

I think that's not nice.... and your pint of beer is becoming a distant dream. Bread pudding don't get stale, cos there's too much fat and fruit in it. However, other suggested uses might be..... put between the strings of a violin, or stufed down the mouth of a trumpet, it'd make a good mute..... or .......?
Behave or you're gonna join the fishes.......... the cray fishes !


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: billybob
Date: 23 Jul 10 - 12:03 PM

Hi Sue, yes the guest on the 20th was me I had lost my cookie( or is it biscuit?) Will try and come down in October.....meanwhile I may try and get a bit of a marquee do up in the wilds of Essex. Watch this space!
Wendy


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 24 Jul 10 - 05:52 PM

Hiya Wendy. We have a promise of lavender biscuits this coming Monday, but I don't think that you can log in to Mudcat with those. We were up your way on Thursday for a funeral. I'd have rung you to blag a cup of tea, but didn't have my phone- in fact, it doesn't have your number on it. Didn't have a lot of spare time either, between venues.
Look forward to seeing you soon. X


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Jul 10 - 05:16 AM

Some Photos

from last Monday some are a bit dark - well it was outside at night!


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Mick Woods
Date: 25 Jul 10 - 05:20 AM

I'll post it again as the guest post may get deleted!

Some Photos from last week.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 25 Jul 10 - 06:09 AM

Well done mICK some great photos there mate.
Regards Pierre.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 25 Jul 10 - 07:15 AM

Nice pics Woodsie, thanks for publishing

Looking at the forecast it seems we'll be inside tomorrow. Hoping for another good turnout, the Landlord has had someone enquiring at the bar during the week


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,pete
Date: 25 Jul 10 - 03:00 PM

nice pics-evoking a most enjoyable evening;thanks.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 25 Jul 10 - 06:58 PM

Evocative indeed - I think the moment was captured very well Mick. Thanks


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 26 Jul 10 - 07:13 AM

Looking forward to tonight - the Lavender biscuits are ready and will be available if I haven't eaten them all by then :-)


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 26 Jul 10 - 09:40 AM

I,ll be there at some point?


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 27 Jul 10 - 02:33 AM

Really enjoyed your last song (not specifically because it was your last one!!) - do you do Masters of War??


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 27 Jul 10 - 05:46 AM

Good session - though less people than last week. Predominance of guitars though - and did we really need another keyboard? Please, somebody drag a fiddle player, or a box player down, come back Graham with your dulcimer!


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 27 Jul 10 - 05:38 PM

A very good night. Nice Lavender Cookies to boot.
I have kept one to harden up and will use it when I enter the next Pond skimming stone competition on Eltham Duck pond held on the six week of every month?
Yes Raflesbear" I will learn Masters of War.

!I will endeavor to try to introduce a Keyboard skimming competition on Eltham Duck pond which should sort out the above Fiasco?
Regards to all Pierre.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 27 Jul 10 - 05:43 PM

There again we could alternately have a Keyboard player River skimming competition. whereby we throw them in the Adjoining Cray.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 27 Jul 10 - 06:04 PM

Or a keyboard version of Poohsticks where we throw them in the river on the upstream side of Foots Cray bridge then race back across the road (remembering to look right, left and right again and WALK across the road in case any children are watching), order a pint from Danielle, run out into the garden without spilling any and drink the pint before the keyboards go past.

The person whose keyboard goes past last pays for the pints

watcha reckon?


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,pete
Date: 28 Jul 10 - 06:09 AM

great offerings from the bears'biscuits and quiky carl perkins.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 28 Jul 10 - 07:34 AM

I look forward to your interpretation of Masters of War Pierre - by the way, that is on one side of my Barry McGuire single and Eve of Destruction is on the other - that could be another one that suits you!

Guest Pete - I reckon that's meant to be a quirky Carl Perkins rather than a quicky Carl Perkins - just for clarification :-)


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 28 Jul 10 - 09:48 AM

We now have a new website, please have a look round and let me know if there is anything that does not work etc

Crayside Folk at the Seven Stars, Foots Cray, Kent DA14 5HJ


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,Woodsie
Date: 28 Jul 10 - 12:20 PM

Well done Raffles a really professional looking website!


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 29 Jul 10 - 03:40 AM

blush !!

:-)

thanks Woodsie


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,pete
Date: 29 Jul 10 - 06:45 AM

well done raffles.just a note on site guidelines-if everyone buys only one drink thats still a lot more than if we were not there and though a nice venue we are doing len a favour really!ps-quite right on my spelling-though you didnt hang around on that one either!


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: billybob
Date: 29 Jul 10 - 08:51 AM

brilliant web page!


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 29 Jul 10 - 09:02 AM

Pete, the sad fact is that it is not good enough. Before we went there the pub was closed from 8pm on a Monday so the Landlord had no overheads.

broadstairs-jen used to run the highly successful and crowded sessions at the Wrotham Arms in Broadstairs so she knows about these things - she writes on the Broadstairs thread :-

"a plea to everyone: please remember that a full pub is not necessarily a pub making money and the sessions are notoriously weak on the takings front. please support the sessions by buying your food and drink at the venues."

The licensed trade is in free fall and within 4 miles of the Seven Stars these and more pubs have gone under -

The Birchwood
The Woodman
Deja Vu
The Red Lion
The Crayfish
The Anglesea Arms
The Blue Rose
The Greyhound
The OldStar
The Anchor and Hope
The New Moon

It is not for us to save a pub single handed but a night out for a fiver would still give change from two pints of real ale. The Seven Stars is a commercial business, not a local government facility and I think that I get very good value for my money - 2 1/2 hours of folk music with drinks - for comparison you can get one hour's belly dancing for £8, no drinks

see you Monday I hope

Rafflesbear


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,Woodsie
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 05:01 AM

I agree 100% we must encourage spending at the bar. I know that a few don't actually drink alcohol, but they can always show willing and buy me another pint!

:)


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,Dave
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 11:45 AM

Totally agree with Woodsie.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 12:07 PM

Form an orderly queue please!

I don't know if this is exactly right but I make this calculation -

say we have a good night with twenty people

Sales
each person buys one pint of Courage best @ £2.25 -       total £45

Costs to the pub
20pts beer plus associated costs of staying open            say £15
the government takes in tax                              approx £15
the barmaid costs £5 ph for 3 hours 8:15 to 11:15               £15

the rest is sheer profit to the landlord !! :-(


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 31 Jul 10 - 04:39 PM

The cats are away this Monday, so the mice can play !!

The Leopards are at Sidmouth


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,Dave
Date: 31 Jul 10 - 08:01 PM

See you Monday,


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 01 Aug 10 - 05:49 AM

Rafflesbear: say we have a good night with twenty people [...]
each person buys one pint of Courage best


ONE pint??? You're easily pleased up there in the Crays!


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 01 Aug 10 - 06:05 AM

Hi Rob

No, that's not my style either - it was a comment following the post of 29 Jul 10 - 06:45 AM suggesting the landlord should be grateful to us even if we bought just one pint each and my follow-up of 29 Jul 10 - 09:02 AM

BTW I have now rewritten the website and added to it having found out that FrontPage is now obsolete

cheers

RB


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,woodsie
Date: 01 Aug 10 - 07:28 AM

I think you are probably being conservative in your estimation

Bear in mind Minimum wage = £5.80 ph and employers have to pay an NI contribution

Barmaid = £20.50


20 x pints cost price mote like £35.00 (including tax & duty)

Electricity and other hidden costs £5


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,pete
Date: 01 Aug 10 - 09:44 AM

it seems i have displayed my ignorance on the alcohol/pub/etc and certainly never intended any offence to anyone.in my defence i did assume that a pint of pure beer would be at least as much as a pint of shandy at £3:20 which is the most i have paid for it,not that i mind as i dont have a great thirst.i cannot disagree with your calculations;nor wish to but i would assume on your conclusions that the foresters ran a heavy loss hosting a much smaller club.i do however concede to your reasoning that IF everyone only spent £2 25 it might not be worth opening up for the musos and audience.see you monday hopefully-unless im dismissed for underspending!BTW raffles i didnt know you could bellydance;that would be entertaining!


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 01 Aug 10 - 12:24 PM

So you see Pete, when we're knocking back the pints it's not that we are alcoholics or anything like that, it's simply that we are doing our best to keep the club going ;-) They do also offer us tea and coffee mid evening if that's more to your taste and it's a bargain at 70p

Can't see you getting dismissed Pete as one of our long standing regulars who helped keep us going through the lean times

As for the bellydancing, that's too expensive for me, you'll have to make do with my Carl Perkins rendition!


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,pete
Date: 01 Aug 10 - 06:30 PM

what a noble feller you are-and there was me thinking you liked the stuff!!seriously though agree on the tea/coffee


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 02 Aug 10 - 08:42 AM

three YouTube links added to the website - one from our early days at the Fox and Hounds, Knatts Valley and two from our time at the Foresters in Wilmington

Crayside Folk - video links


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 02 Aug 10 - 09:14 AM

Can't make it this week , AGAIN (clashes with my climbing club committee meeting and we only have those every 2 months so can't really miss it).

I will, though, definitely, 100%, make it next week!


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,pete
Date: 03 Aug 10 - 08:27 AM

appx 10 participants with varied songs,a good evening with ron t b making a wellcome appearance


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 03 Aug 10 - 03:34 PM

and you now have a young lady fan Pete - stardom beckons :-)


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 03 Aug 10 - 06:36 PM

We now have a facebook group

Crayside Folk Club


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,pete
Date: 04 Aug 10 - 07:17 AM

i will try not to let it go to my head!im sure at my age it wont go to the charts.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,pete
Date: 04 Aug 10 - 01:16 PM

meant to add said young lady seems to like most everything we all do-nice getting such expressed affirmation of our efforts


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,Dave
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 10:49 AM

What a good night on Monday. Certainly is becoming very popular. It was really good to see some of the locals joining in. Just linked up the site from Folkmob and mine. See you next week if not before.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 06 Aug 10 - 06:27 AM

The website has been revamped, updated and has increased content

latest Crayside Folk website


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 06 Aug 10 - 08:47 AM

Have
I GOT THIS RIGHT ?
Cray folk day at The 7 Stars is the 9th October .
"I,ll bring me bloody Ice Skates.
Why October?


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 06 Aug 10 - 08:52 AM

I,ll invite that famous Eskimo folk singer "Nanook of the North" .
He enjoy playing his Whale bone harp down by the frozen cray river.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 06 Aug 10 - 08:59 AM

Acksherly, looking back at my records of climbing trips, in about 8 of the last 10 years the weather between about 25th Sept and 10th Oct has been very good in the southern UK...there's usually been a bit of an "Indian Summer" period of warmish, stable weather. So we may be lucky.

Rob (Glass half full kinda person)


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 06 Aug 10 - 11:04 AM

Hey Pierre, think of all the advantages -

You've got longer to look forward to it

I doesn't clash with any events in August or September

There's still lots of time to spread the word and encourage more people to go

There should be plenty of water in the Cray for swimming, ducks etc

You can sing the odd Christmas song without it sounding too ridiculous

There's a nice warm pub beckoning if it gets too cold outside

Word is that the Leopards are hoping for four events a year which taken literally would be October, January, April, July - a fest for all seasons. I shall however be personally advising against anything for January 9th :-(

RB


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,Woodsie
Date: 06 Aug 10 - 12:34 PM

Where hase tou bin Pierre? Hope ye can make it to a session sometime soon!


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 07 Aug 10 - 12:44 AM

Where have I been?
Here,s What I been doing.
I have been digging a huge pond in my back Garden 5000 liters of water and a meter deep.
with pumps filters and a waterfall.
I filled it with water last Sunday night and come Monday morning the pond was empty?

"There was was still plenty of water "but most of it was in the garden next door?

I have had to take the whole lot to pieces which involved shifting half a ton of Cornish Pebbles
along with trying to preserve very expensive water plants? Thank God I decided to await a month before putting Fish in?
The Fish I already have from the previous pond of which this new pond is a extension have spent the last 5days in a Wheelie bIn?
I have solved the problem by installing a double under liner and now the pond is fine.

What a bloody Palaver.
Anyway back to the folk clubs next week starting on Monday at the Stars.
Thats where I have been
See you soon Mate?
Regards Pierre.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 07 Aug 10 - 02:40 AM

A palaver of great magnitude by the sound of it - never mind, when complete you will be able to practice your keyboard skimming at home

cheers


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,Woodsie
Date: 07 Aug 10 - 09:09 AM

Well Pete, now you won't have to go all the way to Uxbridge for the boat trip - we can all sail around your pond in a dinghy playing guitars and drinking beer!


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 08 Aug 10 - 10:45 AM

Righty ho... if we can get hold of a small rubber dinghy for the Folk Day...... how's about we make a video of Pierre (seated in same) singing his famous composition "We've Gotta Get Underway" ?


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 08 Aug 10 - 12:43 PM

Right, I'm going to try and make it tomorrow night (Monday 9th Aug)!

I'm going to try and get the 1906 train from Tunbridge Wells arriving Orpington 1938.

Is there anyone who may be passing near Orpingtonstation around that time who could give me a lift? That's me, a guitar and possibly an octave mandolin. I may not play or sing much for a first visit, but will bring instruments to give myself an option if the mood takes me.

Don't worry if there isn't...I'll grab a cab or something. I've been saving around £60 a week in diesel for the last 6 weeks so can splash out one time if necessary!

For going back, would the 2329 from Orpington allow me to stay to the end and still catch it? There's a larter one if necessary.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 08 Aug 10 - 01:01 PM

Hi Rob

we'll be delighted to have you. If you have no luck with the lift, the 51 bus goes direct from outside the station to 100 yards up from the pub - the stop is Foots Cray Post Office - that'll be just 2 quid and I'm sure would get you there easily by 8.30

The 51 would also take you back if needed but if you stay to the end you wouldn't get the 2329

see you tomorrow

RB


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 08 Aug 10 - 01:13 PM

Thanks RB: I can manage to get instruments onto and off trains I think, but hobbling onto and off buses with foot in aircast boot, a crutch and 2 instruments, and carrying them even 100 yards may be a problem.

If there's no-one available for a lift (I certainly don't want anyone to go out of their way...just if anyone's passing) then I'll treat myself to a cab. It'll only be the once! Next time I'll drive or be driven.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 08 Aug 10 - 01:43 PM

We can't promise a lift this week as we'll most likely be coming from Bexley direction. That's if we're there at all being somewhat poorly leopards.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 09:17 AM

Rob
Seems a shame to put so much effort into getting your instruments there and then not to use them - hope the mood takes you :-)


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 09:47 AM

Whats up with you Leopards now Re Feeling Poorly?
Have you two been "Lording it up too much at Sidmouth"?
"Too many Baboon Burgers and Porcupine Wine"


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 06:31 PM

OH YES!!!!

brilliant evening, thank you to all you talented people who made it so enjoyable, thank you everyone.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 07:58 PM

Nice to see you all, at last. It was a really great evening, with friendly people and a nice atmosphere.

I'm a bit peeved at myself that I kept stumbling over the words of "Man of Kent"...just glad Bob K wasn't there to hear me massacring his song!

I hope to get over again next week.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,Woodsie
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 04:50 AM

Good to meet you Rob! It was another good night at the pub.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,pete
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 06:07 AM

u nknown facebook is my wife-i dont have own A/C.SHE is not interested herself.club getting very succesful in large number of musos attending-congrats on this turnaround


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 06:52 AM

A excellent night in the pub with great singers/players I throughly enjoyed myself but I clearly have not mastered Masters of War so I will continue at it and have another go next Monday.

Unfortunately I lost my keys Monday night and I think I left them in the pub so if anyone has found them please keep hold of them untill next week.

When I got home I had to climb over a 6ft back garden gate and dig up my spare set of keys that I bury in my garden so if I lose my keys at least I have a spare pair so I can gain entry to my house.
I have never had to do it though in the dead of night half pissed crawling around untill I found them.
Another Bloody Palava?
Any well done everyone see you all next week?
Regards Pierre


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 06:54 AM

Ahh! thanks for that Pete.

We have a great variety of styles and they all add up to a very happy mix - a far cry from two leopards sitting alone in a bar!

Look forward to seeing you again next week

RB


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 06:54 AM

Rafflesbear
If you pop in The Stars between now and next Monday could you ask the staff in regards to my Keys?
Thankyou
Regards
Pierre.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 07:14 AM

Two Leopards a sitting alone in a bar.
Far La Diddle Li a.
One had a Drum and the other Guitar.
Far La Diidle Li a

The Landlord had a terrible fear
Far La diddle Li a
He would be outa pocket for selling no beer
Far La Didlle Li a

Then came Woodsie Pierre and Kenningham too
Far La Diddle Li a
Beer sales suddenly shot throiugh the roof?
Far La diddle Li a

Kenningham thought Pierre had drunk from his Pint
Far La Diddle Li a
He started sweating and near died of fright
Far La Diddle Li a


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 07:17 AM

:-)

look forward to hearing that one next week !!


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 07:56 AM

What a palarva. It seems that Pierre is always losing something, somewhere, but having to dig up his garden is surely the most spectacular aprez folk event ever. We are hoping to get to The Stars for lunch today, but having to wait on a delivery that hasn't arrived yet. I can phone Mick and enquire after your keys, if we don't get there, but enquiries should be made soon, before he goes on holiday. I'm assured by Mick that the managers will justlet us get on with it, so if the night next week is half as good as last night, it'll be great.
It was really hard work at our prior venue, and Leopards, Pete and Ian were sung out every week! This is so much easier, and runs itself. A big thankyou to you all, and a big Leopard hug! Off now to get a baboon burger.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 08:10 AM

I've just phoned Mick. Keys are found ! I've left a voicemail on Pierre's phone. NOw I'll p.m him as well.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 10:06 AM

I dont lose everything.
Iam still a Sidmouth virgin?
because I couldnt go this year?
Have to get laid next year?


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 11:23 AM

Eggs Get laid
Tables get laid
Cables Get Laid

Which of these are you?


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 04:37 AM

I am a Egg


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 05:13 AM

I knew you were cracked !


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 09:04 AM

Early request here:

I plan to come along next Monday (16th Aug). The local cab back to Orpington station was reasonable last week, but if I can avoid a black cab from the station to the Seven Stars next week by imposing on someone for a lift, I'll keep whoever picks me up in beers or other drink of choice for the evening.

I plan on catching the train that'll get me into Orpington at 1938 but am happy to wait around if that's too early for anyone. Be bringing a guitar AND octave mandolin this time and hope to make a better fist of things than I did last time.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 10:28 AM

Sue was that ment to be a Yoke.
Well you have come out your Shell?
What does Satan have for Breakfast Deviled Eggs

Rob you sounded very good last week.
Regards Pierre


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 11:55 AM

Well Rob, the Driver is asleep, but I'm volunteering him to collect you. I still have your phone numbers.Your arrival time is just right, we can get you to the pub for 8.00-ish, and get you a more comfortable seat.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 12:10 PM

Sue are you eggnoring me?


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 12:16 PM

Sue,

Thanks VERY much, that'll be brilliant.

The "Seven Stars" session is very different from the others I go to. Not so much in breadth of music, as the others cover everything from unaccompanied trad songs to relatively modern rock, too.

It's difficult to put my finger on. I can't say "more relaxed" exactly, because the other sessions are relaxed. Probably the biggest difference is the balance.

The High Brooms session always tends to have an accordian or two present, plus several concertinas, which gives a very different sound to the "joiny-in" songs. There's also more unaccompanied stuff...at least 3 people, sometimes 5, who sing unaccompanied.

The Beacon session is smaller scale...rarely more than 10 people, and with most of the guitarists being *frighteningly* accomplished. They're very encouraging, but I hate just "chord bashing" there when the others play very complex stuff. There's not much of a tradition of joining in there...the performer generally has to encourage the others to join in with choruses or instruments, otherwise it's a solo or duo effort. Mind you, with 2 or 3 duos there, you can get a chance to do 7 or 8 songs (though I usually pass on the first couple of rounds until I've drunk enough to overcome the nerves :-) )

It's definitely a session I'll try to get to semi-regularly.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 05:00 PM

The session is very relaxed and pleasant folk some whom I have know fore a while now and its always good to see them.

I dont mind folk joining in. But if wanted to do a solo slot point it out and folk will let you sing alone and play alone or both then they will shuuuuuuuuuuuuuuush .Its your slot?
Regards Pierre.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 06:04 PM

Quite right Pierre - in fact we wrote it down on our website -

"Unless specifically requested by the artist, all persons present may join in with all songs"


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Singer of Songs
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 08:09 PM

Do like people joining in. If you do not want to have others joining in just say so. Please I do not need anyone on this one usually solo balad.
My next song will get everyone joining in and playing along with me. See you all soon.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,Woodsie
Date: 13 Aug 10 - 04:31 AM

We hope you can join us one week - you'll be amongst friends!


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 13 Aug 10 - 05:04 AM

I'm not bothered one way or the other about people joining in. I was just commentng above that at the Beacon session I go to it's not automatic. At High Brooms, it varies according to the song. I was expecting joining in at Seven Stars, so wasn't worried.

It sounded a little odd doing "Breakfast Blues" though, as I had 2 turnarounds I was using, one for the intro and first 2 verses, and a different one at the end. Someone to my left was playing a turnaround that sounded to "clash" a bit with mine. Didn't put me off...the combined turnarounds just sounded a bit muddled.

"Man of Kent" I simply buggered up, as I'd learned Stuart Pendrill's version and then heard Bob K do the original. The two versions were merging in my head as I played, and I kept losing the "thread". I heard Trevor suggest I'd be better "on my own" as I played, but it wasn't the joining in that messed me up, it was having 2 versions of the song in my head!!!


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 13 Aug 10 - 01:33 PM

I must say Rob, that having the odd accordion accompaniment would be absolutely welcome at Seven Stars, as would a melodeon or fiddle player.
Quite why there are so few in our area is beyond me. The Tonbridge area is well served for traditional singers and players, and it's great. We've sung at The Beacon, and Nellies. Unfortunately all three clubs meet on a Monday.It would be great to have Singer Of Songs join us one evening.

Pete - I'm not eggnoring you at all- not eggsactly


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 14 Aug 10 - 02:54 PM

Just to mention that Mick the landlord is on holiday at the moment but has left instructions with his manager to let us get on with it - so business as usual on Monday.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 14 Aug 10 - 05:45 PM

Sue there,s no need to go White............ in the face over this Yoke?
'Are you a snotty Egg? or Hard Boiled>
See u all   Monday
Regards Pierre


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 14 Aug 10 - 06:11 PM

I do not like a hard yolk - it should be nice and runny - but I like my white to be set - I hate it snotty. If it does get a bit solid - a knob of butter usually works very well.....

We met Ty and Ayesha in Orpington and told them all about our new place.

See you Monday...... Sue x


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 15 Aug 10 - 04:58 PM

Did they say anything about coming along at all?


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 16 Aug 10 - 05:45 AM

They said they'd try and get along while the holidays are on.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 16 Aug 10 - 06:36 PM

Oh dear - what went wrong tonight? Where was the folk music?

If I want middle of the road music played on a keyboard by someone on an ego trip I can go to the Seven Stars Friday and Sunday sessions and hear it done professionally.

Houston, we have a problem .....


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 16 Aug 10 - 07:19 PM

A slightly smaller turnout tonight - no doubt due to the holiday season. When we did get some folk music, it was very well performed. We have always gone with the flow with this club, but if the flow is going too far away from folk then it isn't what we envisaged. I'll email you my thoughts Raff


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 16 Aug 10 - 07:34 PM

Still good to see new faces


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 16 Aug 10 - 08:11 PM

I tried...."Banks of the Sweet Primroses" is folk in almost anybody's book, though I cocked up a verse (again! One day I'll do a song all the way through without cocking something up). And "John Condon", though fairly recent, is folky in style, and done unaccompanied, though I wish my voice had been a bit better. I won't say anything about "Waiting For Pete Doherty To Die"!

It was a strange one tonight, with people drifting off into the other bar or outside for much longer periods than they did last week. There almost seemed to be a lack of respect from some people for what others were doing when they themselves weren't performing. Maybe more people than Raffles felt that some of the music was getting a bit far away from where it should have been.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 16 Aug 10 - 08:17 PM

I think Rob has hit the nail on the head. Action is needed.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 02:50 AM

Rob, I loved your contribution, warts and all. Let's not tar everyone with the same brush - there were some excellent individual efforts but overall for me there was just too much 60s and 70s pop


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 04:18 AM

Thanks...but it's strange how much better I play when "tuning up"!

And I just *had* to join in with the Pink Floyd stuff :-)

I agree, there were some really good songs, but yes, a bit too much pop and a bit too little respect from some for others in my book.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,Woodeneye
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 06:03 AM

You have to be hard, sometimes - at Blackheath (when I was running it) I banned Keyboards altogether. This was due to several factors including:

1) Space taken up - people were bringing in FULL sized keyboards/stands aand amps then proceeding to re-arrange furniture to accomodate. With little or no regard as to the seating arrangements of other musicians and the audience!

2) Loud and inappropriate (for a folk/acoustic session)
3) volume drowning out others
4) Artificial Drums/percusion
5) Other synthesised sounds/backing
6) Complaints from other club attedees
7) Complaints from pub staff

I made an announcement and explained why. People were happy at the time, as most of the keyboarders played other instruments as well. I did state that exceptions would be made in special cases and by prior arrangement only.

This worked fine for the year or so that I was MCing!

Mind you since I left that club I've heard that the keyboarders have returned!

I made an announcement and explained why. People were happy at the time, as most of the keyboarders played other instruments as well.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 07:51 AM

Re the above posting from woodeneye: I have never been to Blackheath Folk Club, but I hear it has P.A. to bring the sound up above the general noise level. I suppose it's why the keyboarders thought they would turn up there. Honestly though, do they need to be mob handed?
My attitude would be the same. You can't go disrupting the furniture, and you shouldn't be playing loud synthetic music in a Folk Club situation like the Seven Stars. I hope that the action that I have taken this morning returns the session to what it was, which was always a mixture of genres, but with the emphasis on Folk. Sometimes it's hard to see where the line is. Dylan / Denver/ Ray Davis/ Woody Guthrie etc are performed in most of our local clubs, and often by the people who play at Crayside.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Singer of Songs
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 07:45 PM

I went to Blackheath this evening and must admit it was one of the most enjoyable nights I have had there. A lot of good acts. There was a keyboard player but he was very tasteful and invited to join in along with some of the acts including Simon and Dave K. A performer from Scotland Ken Caird was excellent particularly with the keyboard playing along with him. There were a lot of other acts who performed solo. However, I totally agree with Girl Friday - loud synthetic music should not be invited to play in a more intimate atmosphere such as the Seven Stars.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,Pierre Le Chapeau at work bunking off.
Date: 18 Aug 10 - 07:46 AM

I was some what upset last Monday in regards to be pushed out of my seat and table by a key board player who rearranges the furniture around me to suit himself blocking me in to a tight corner whwre I coulod hardly bloody move?

later on in the night he went out side and drunk my pint and replaced with a half pint.

Can I educate. If you drink some ones pint you replace it with a pint.

I hate going off on one because it upsets the athmosphere and puts folk in a sullen mood and spoils the night.

Keyboard players (not all of them) BARGE in and take over places where folk are already seated blocking them in so they cannot get to the bar the toilets or anywhere else fore that matter with out moving chairs and climbinbg about which is a right bloody Palava
I got fed up in the end and went out side. If it happens again thou8gh I will not be so tolerent.
Kind regards to all Pierre,


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 18 Aug 10 - 09:04 AM

I am delighted to report that the situation re keyboards has been resolved peacably. Ian will be the only keyboarder next Monday, and on all future Mondays, and he is totally low key.

How about bringing your tankard along to identify your pint?


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 18 Aug 10 - 09:06 AM

Yeah, I could see you were squashed into that corner, and wasn't surprised when you bailed out to the terrace.

Same player caused my guitar to slide and nearly hit the floor (again...I'd already knocked it over once myself :-( ) and then nearly shoved my pint off the table and into the sound hole with his "rearrangement" of the table and seating. Again I said nowt, but it was really thoughtless. Could have had a ruined guitar quite easily.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,Woodeneye
Date: 18 Aug 10 - 11:33 AM

I'm glad I wasn't there. I know who you are talking about though!


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,pete
Date: 19 Aug 10 - 06:13 AM

ditto but glad its peacefully resolved


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 19 Aug 10 - 10:51 AM

Bread pudding on Monday!


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,Liam
Date: 19 Aug 10 - 12:41 PM

Yum yum!


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 19 Aug 10 - 02:57 PM

Laced with ...... ?


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,Pierre at work
Date: 20 Aug 10 - 06:13 AM

Hi Folks
I am glad it hasbeen solved peacefully but honestly Sue It shouldnt matter if I drank beer from a bucket you do not drink some one elses pint and then buy them half back. I did have my Tankard with me but I had left it on the table whereby I would have had to keep chriss crossing back and forth and climbing over tables to get get to it so I went to the bar and brought a pint left it outside to go to the heads and this guy was drinking it with his own half finished pint sitting next to him.
anyway looking forward to Monday and Bread pud.
Regards Pierre.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 20 Aug 10 - 06:43 AM

Pierre - your table vaulting could be made into a choreographed display and feature at the Folk Day in place of the Morris Dancing ! It's not easy finding some tame Morris Men, but we are working on it. See you later

Sue


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,Pierre at work
Date: 20 Aug 10 - 08:57 AM

On the folk day I was going to play Pooh sticks on the bridge out side over the river useing Keyboards?


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 20 Aug 10 - 11:42 AM

Actually we had planned a keyboard through a letter box competition :-)

When I was young and living in Lee we had never heard of Pooh sticks so we called it Quaggy boat racing, which makes me think it's lucky we hold our sessions next to the Cray because Quaggyside Folk Club is a bit of a mouthful

One way or another though the River Cray should feature in the event - any ideas?


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 20 Aug 10 - 12:53 PM

Oh, yes, I said that the two seats by the river should be used on the day. I suggest that fishing should feature in it.

Fishing for keys
Fishing for Capos
Tuner Fishing
Fishing for banjos (no- just leave them in)


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 20 Aug 10 - 02:22 PM

tuner fishing is subject to quotas, we should be careful not to exceed these


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 20 Aug 10 - 04:57 PM

I say Sir?
yOU MAINTAIN oNE CAN tUNE a Fish?
"Yet one"
cannot Tune A GuItTaR?
"What A Fiasco


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 20 Aug 10 - 05:09 PM

Thats Right
We could start a whole new Music Decade.
The Blow fish sessions?


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 20 Aug 10 - 06:27 PM

Blow Fish sessions?
That would be a real Hootie!


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,Girl Friday
Date: 20 Aug 10 - 06:59 PM

Who's going to join me on the spanking new thread then? I can keep all the good stuff and delete the old c***p. (Only new goldfish will swim in our river.)


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 20 Aug 10 - 07:07 PM

So let's keep this thread going for the funny stuff.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 21 Aug 10 - 03:42 AM

For anyone who didn't get Rob's reference first time (like me) and couldn't be bothered to google it, here is the wikipedia entry

Hootie & the Blowfish is an American rock band that enjoyed widespread popularity in the second half of the 1990s. They were originally formed in 1986 at the University of South Carolina by Darius Rucker, Dean Felber, Jim Sonefeld, and Mark Bryan. The band has recorded seven studio albums to date, and has charted sixteen singles on various Billboard singles charts. Their 1994 debut album, Cracked Rear View, is currently the 15th best-selling album of all time, going platinum nineteen times.

nice one Rob! Makes me ashamed for never having heard of them :-)


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 21 Aug 10 - 05:23 AM

Idea for using the Cray on Folk Day

We 'sell' people official 6" x 6" sheets of paper and give them access to origami boat instructions. They then make a boat & put their number on it in marker pen.

Before the start we could have a Concours d'Elegance

Then at the word of command they all drop their boats into the Cray on the far side of the bridge in the High Street. (we could have an ambulance standing by for those who get mown down coming back across the high street)

In the pub garden we stretch a string over the river as a finish line and one of us enters the river to catch the boats as they pass under it.

The winner gets a luxury holiday for two in the Bahamas (or whatever we can run to)


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 21 Aug 10 - 01:28 PM

The poundshop used to sell bags of little yellow ducks for bathtime use. We could sell them individually, number them, and see whose gets furthest downstream. The winner would get a ducking


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 21 Aug 10 - 03:17 PM

RB: nice one Rob! Makes me ashamed for never having heard of them :-)

Ah, well, I guess there's not as much genre crossover as I thought! Though I believe that Darius Rucker is now mainly into country music.

You'll be telling me next you've never hear of Mark Goffeney of The Big Toe Band:


Mark Goffeney of The Big Toe Band


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 21 Aug 10 - 03:33 PM

Inspired clapalong !!


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 22 Aug 10 - 10:38 AM

Sticky is getting very excited about his next outing tomorrow night. He says that anyone found to be changing seats will be dealt with accordionly.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,pete
Date: 22 Aug 10 - 04:32 PM

are you sure this club isnt being sold down the river!


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: S.T.M.
Date: 22 Aug 10 - 05:19 PM

Hello, I am thinking about coming to this session next week on the 30th. I was wondering if someone could tell me what it's like there? Is it floorspots or a singaround? Or more of a session? Do you play any tunes, sing songs or a mixture? Are there many younger people there? Would you welcome younger people?

Thanks! :)


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 22 Aug 10 - 06:01 PM

It's a singaround. Not floorspots.

Until last week we just took turns round the circle, declining if you didn't feel like it. But now have "Mr Sticky" who I understand is a former member of the Waffen SS who's been hiding under Girl Friday's bed for several decades. He hasn't changed his spots though, and controls who has the turn with all the efficiency of his fascistic background :-)

It's anything goes, too (within limits....which I think we reached briefly last week). Songs, accompanied or not, or tunes, or whatever. Folky and more contemporary.

There's been *a* young singer present at both the sessions I've attended and I'm sure everyone would be more than happy to see more younger people there. The barmaid's young, too :-)


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 22 Aug 10 - 06:16 PM

STM

The sessions are quite informal. We sit round and take turns at leading the tunes or songs, each person according to their ability, but unless requested by the performer we assume that everyone can join in if they wish, each person adding to the overall effect.

The age range is sadly weighted to the over 50s but we do have and welcome younger people, we also have a stated policy of encouraging and supporting people starting out. There are no guest artists, no 'stage' raised or flat, you play from where you sit, no PA

There is a wide variety of music, a capella, guitars, dulcimer, mandolin, banjo, steel guitar, bodhran, and anything else you care to bring along - except that we are acoustic and ask for our music to be 'compatible with a folk audience'. Because we have a wide variety of people we get a wide variety of styles. I believe that because of where we are situated we get a happy mixture of the Kentish and London influences

We meet and play in a bar open to the public and have no issues whatsoever with the locals, many of whom have come up to us and told us how much they enjoy the music. The pub is a large one but does not have wide open spaces, it is historic (16th century in places) and the garden (mainly paved) runs down to the River Cray which can be heard from the upper part of the garden.

It is easily accessible by bus from many parts of South-East London / North West Kent and has a large car park attached

Our biggest asset is in the warm, friendly and talented people we have been fortunate enough to attract. Please come along and find out for yourself if this is the session for you, you will get a warm welcome - bring a friend if you want. We are equally pleased to see people who simply want to listen.

For more details you can check out our website www.craysidefolk.co.uk

Hope to see you there

Rafflesbear


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 22 Aug 10 - 06:19 PM

Get a Good Ducking"
No need fore that kinda Talk............."Really"

S.T M Ye have Ducked up on dates?
Te 30th is a Sunday.
31st is a Monday. being a wank holiday?
So ye better find out if Club is running that nigh000h


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 22 Aug 10 - 06:22 PM

Over 50s.
You speak fore your fu..king cheeky sod>


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 22 Aug 10 - 06:29 PM

Should have gone to specsavers Pierre, or you haven't turned the calendar over from 2009 !!

See what I mean STM - warm and friendly   :-)


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 22 Aug 10 - 06:30 PM

"Im Sorry I meant Bank Holiday Sincere"
Pierre


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 22 Aug 10 - 07:06 PM

STM, I hope you don't mind, I have been doing my homework !!

We would absolutely LOVE to have a whistle or harp at our session and if you just want to fit either into someone else's tune then that's what we're all about.

I believe we have a great environment for 'improvers' you would get total encouragement

Really hope to see you on the 30th

Rafflesbear


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 22 Aug 10 - 08:50 PM

I can confirm that it's a great environment for "improvers". I've got a *lot* of improvement to do (the ability to get all the way through even one song without a major cock-up, for instance) but have felt included and encouraged at all times.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 23 Aug 10 - 07:25 AM

Mr Sticky wishes to point out that his Uncle Joe would not approve of him being referred to as a fascist. He is naturally a little upset.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 23 Aug 10 - 07:31 AM

We have someone new coming along on the 30th... so a Bank Holiday session is on the cards. Who ewlse is coming, and would an earlier start be favoured?


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 23 Aug 10 - 07:37 AM

Translation -

Herr Shticky vishes to point out zat his Oncle Adolf vould not approof off him beink referred to as ein fascist


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 23 Aug 10 - 07:54 AM

I will be there Bank Holiday Monday but I may be worse for ware and minus Guitar because I am going to see The Mishmash Band (The other side of the folk duo Bruise along with umpteen Musicians 8 altogether they are playing at the Sun in the sands Blackheath That afternoon.
Regards to all Pierre.

If that Mr Sticky comes near me tonight he will end up face down in the Cray


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 23 Aug 10 - 08:14 AM

He's made of wood, and can float. Raffles would have it that he belongs to the master race, so he must be a superior stick. I put it to you that he is non- political, and just wants to enjoy a good folk night.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 23 Aug 10 - 08:27 AM

pedantic I know, but he can still be face down in the Cray while floating .....


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 23 Aug 10 - 10:30 AM

Whose side are you on ?

I am on the sticky side


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 27 Aug 10 - 06:51 AM

Your on the sticky side alright?


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Singer of Songs
Date: 27 Aug 10 - 07:49 PM

I fondly remember Duck Races along the canal boats we had. It was good fun and I will enjoy the day. The best Duck won. The Ducks were aged from 5 to 105 and no one cared. We all enjoyed what they did on the canal that day. Age does not matter anymore I think.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 28 Aug 10 - 03:53 PM

'Absolutely"


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 18 Sep 10 - 01:56 PM

A sticky end?


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 18 Sep 10 - 07:07 PM

Rob - your posting belongs on the other thread.


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 28 Feb 13 - 01:52 PM

Been enjoying re-reading this thread. Is there anyone out there ? Or are we all on Facebook ?


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,ripov
Date: 28 Feb 13 - 07:52 PM


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: GUEST,pete from seven stars link
Date: 01 Mar 13 - 05:34 PM

nah i,m not on facebook,i am here!


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Subject: RE: The Seven Stars Sessions - Kent U.K
From: Girl Friday
Date: 27 Jun 13 - 09:26 AM

The Seven Stars is closing for refurbishment soon. Our last Folk Session there will be on Monday July 8th. It will be a celebration rather than a wake. We have been there now for 3 years. If anyone wants to come to our last night they are welcome. We hope to be moving to the nearby Foots Cray Social Club.


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