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newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival

Ruth Archer 10 Aug 10 - 08:30 AM
Mr Red 10 Aug 10 - 05:45 AM
GUEST,Folkiedave 10 Aug 10 - 04:59 AM
Tattie Bogle 09 Aug 10 - 08:03 PM
Noreen 09 Aug 10 - 04:02 PM
Richard Bridge 09 Aug 10 - 03:41 PM
Noreen 09 Aug 10 - 03:39 PM
Richard Bridge 09 Aug 10 - 03:15 PM
Noreen 09 Aug 10 - 03:09 PM
Richard Bridge 09 Aug 10 - 02:39 PM
Noreen 09 Aug 10 - 01:50 PM
Herga Kitty 09 Aug 10 - 01:09 PM
Herga Kitty 09 Aug 10 - 12:35 PM
VirginiaTam 09 Aug 10 - 09:17 AM
GUEST,Essex Girl 09 Aug 10 - 09:04 AM
VirginiaTam 09 Aug 10 - 08:37 AM
Tug the Cox 09 Aug 10 - 07:54 AM
GUEST,Essex Girl 09 Aug 10 - 07:02 AM
VirginiaTam 08 Aug 10 - 11:48 AM
Leadfingers 05 Aug 10 - 04:53 AM
the lemonade lady 05 Aug 10 - 04:07 AM
Richard Bridge 04 Aug 10 - 05:31 PM
Richard Bridge 04 Aug 10 - 05:07 PM
Ruth Archer 04 Aug 10 - 10:52 AM
Richard Bridge 04 Aug 10 - 07:14 AM
Ruth Archer 04 Aug 10 - 03:53 AM
Ruth Archer 03 Aug 10 - 04:30 AM
Richard Bridge 02 Aug 10 - 04:39 PM
Tug the Cox 02 Aug 10 - 01:21 PM
Richard Bridge 02 Aug 10 - 11:26 AM
Ruth Archer 02 Aug 10 - 10:22 AM
Tug the Cox 02 Aug 10 - 09:28 AM
Richard Bridge 01 Aug 10 - 06:59 PM
Richard Bridge 01 Aug 10 - 06:54 PM
the lemonade lady 01 Aug 10 - 05:33 PM
Richard Bridge 01 Aug 10 - 04:49 PM
GUEST,GUEST: Va Tam - cookie crumbled 01 Aug 10 - 01:50 PM
GUEST, Fido 30 Jul 10 - 07:45 PM
nickp 30 Jul 10 - 06:46 AM
Surreysinger 29 Jul 10 - 07:18 AM
GUEST,Ralphie 29 Jul 10 - 06:57 AM
Cllr 29 Jul 10 - 05:26 AM
GUEST,Ralphie 29 Jul 10 - 04:17 AM
Mary Humphreys 29 Jul 10 - 04:00 AM
Leadfingers 29 Jul 10 - 03:45 AM
Herga Kitty 29 Jul 10 - 02:35 AM
Steve in Sidmouth 28 Jul 10 - 07:29 PM
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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 08:30 AM

Mr Red, I have absolutely no idea which workshop you are referring to. I am not aware of a workshop being re-scheduled for an earlier time. But if this happened at one of our almost 700 events, I can only humbly apologise.

By the way, there were only two newsletters.


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: Mr Red
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 05:45 AM

I was being berated by a Morris man who said "We've seen you dance now sit there and watch us dance"! And you know I didn't see that particular berator doing any dancing! Did I Dave?

All my irritations are really organisational. The kind of thing that can be thought through before the fact. Artistically my preferrences are not the next Folkie's so if I don't like I don't go, and if I go and find I don't like I am comforted by the fact that someone liked them, because they booked them. If I can't accept others' preferrence how the hell can they put up with me? But turning up to a workshop that has been moved to an earlier time is not good planning. Cancell it because there are two, and we are disappointed, move it forward and we are irritated. And that is the very kind of thing that a newbie at Sidders will not have found out how to cope with. Read the newsletter every day? Not even us more hardened Siddernauts do! We bought a programme, and that couldn't possibly be wrong. Turn up for an event and it is postponed, we know when to return. Pre-pone it and we have NO CHANCE. Simples innit?


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: GUEST,Folkiedave
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 04:59 AM

I was there for the week, and thoroughly enjoyed it all. We have to accept it is a different festival to the one Steve Heap ran. One of the markers of this is very visible in the programme.

Most of the events are now sponsored by local businesses. That does not happen by accident. I used a particular ice-cream parlour (amongst a wide choice) because they sponsored a particular concert. I have more examples but that was one.

Now I remember the controversy of the latter years of Steve Heap when the traders claimed the Festival brought little to the town - and didn't want much to do with it. We have seen a sea change since then.

There will always be complaints - there was the usual letter in the Sidmouth Herald about folkies urinating in the gardens.

One other point - the evening concerts in the Ham seemed to be mostly sell-outs. Although value for money they did not come cheap. Ask a tourist board person how they would like a week of high income visitors like Sidmouth gets. And someone else organises it for them!!


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 08:03 PM

Just wondering how "Greenguy" got on after all the advice supplied, or did we ever meet him?


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: Noreen
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 04:02 PM

We never tried the mains supply, so can't say, sorry.

Back to Sidmouth! (I wish)


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 03:41 PM

By the way (thread drift setting in) did you have any trouble with the mains supply to the caravan? VT apparently has no feed to the consumer unit.


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: Noreen
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 03:39 PM

Oh, yes.


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 03:15 PM

In that case, it is very probable that he will do just that!

May I also suggest that political support for a fully funded free-at-the-point-of-use National Health service in both countries is in oder?


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: Noreen
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 03:09 PM

You may ask, Richard, but the answer is that Jeff will be consulting with his own doctor when he gets home to Boston (Massachusetts, not Lincolnshire).


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 02:39 PM

Now that there is no need for concern may I be curmudgeonly and ask where in the UK one would "consult with one's own doctor" rather than "consult one's own doctor"?


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: Noreen
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 01:50 PM

From Rebecca:

Jeff's pretty much back to his old self... he just needs to take it fairly easy until he can consult with his own doctor, and there are no apparent problems otherwise. All in all, it was about as inconvenient as something like that ever would be. :-)

That's what Sidmouth does for you ...


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 01:09 PM

In case anyone's mystified by my query about Jeff K - Cllr and Becca paid a flying visit to Dartmoor festival on Saturday afternoon, in between trips to Exeter hospital A&E, where Jeff had been admitted with excessively high blood pressure and arhythmic heartbeat....

Kitty


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 12:35 PM

Tam - I'm so glad you made it to one of the morning singarounds in the Faulkner bar, and sang!

I caught up with Sal's lemonade at Dartmoor.

Would be grateful for an update on Jeff Keller, though I haven't checked other threads yet.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 09:17 AM

Hunnybunch... singing and asking for special concessions is 2 different things.


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: GUEST,Essex Girl
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 09:04 AM

Tam, I'm sure that after your debut on the Hub you won't be shy next year!


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 08:37 AM

some (namely me) people are too shy to ask, Essex Girl.


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 07:54 AM

Go to the Sailing Club for Showers...good facility.


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: GUEST,Essex Girl
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 07:02 AM

Tam, as I explained to you, at the Ham we usually make seats available to people who find it hard standing for a long time, you just have to ask the stewards so we can ferret them out!!


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 08 Aug 10 - 11:48 AM

Defo going to offer ourselves as stewards next year. Enjoyed doing the stewarding almost as much as the festival and the fringe. Nice break and different head space than going from event to event.

Howard and Graham at the Manor Pavilion were super nice.

Best bit not stewarding was the last concert we attended. Chumabwamba at the Manor on Thursday night. They were called out for an encore and who do ya think got pulled up on stage to help them with a Johnny Cash impersonation? Clive Lever. It was fabulous.

Only 3 suggestions from me and they will go on the feedback form.

1. A proper disabled accessible shower.
2. The toilet was great, though individual keys would have been more helpful. Getting up 3 times a night to go seek the key 2 caravans away got to be a bit wearing. If it had been raining, I would have been in trouble as even dew covered grass was very slippery to walk.
3. Seating outside Ham for elderly and disabled queueing for big concerts.


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: Leadfingers
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 04:53 AM

From: the lemonade lady - PM
Date: 01 Aug 10 - 05:33 PM

Any lemonade there this year?
Sal

Nowt at all Sal - And let me say I miss your stall - Nice for a refereshing NON Alcohoic drink and a god natter


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 04:07 AM

is really impressed with the Sidmouth Folk Week newsletter (Wednesday 4th August edition) Suggests you go here but it doesn't work for me.

Sal


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 04 Aug 10 - 05:31 PM

By the way, did anyone find my hat? It's a straw hat with a bit of a hole in front and a hatband that says "Fosters". I think I left in in the Bedford, but it might have been the York and Faulkner. It was on Saturday night. If so please give it to John Barden, or Jan Barden, or Fisheye, or Kev the Clogs, or Dilligaf, or a Leopard (or Leopard cub) to return to me. Ta.


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 04 Aug 10 - 05:07 PM

It was local channels that I reported. Go to.


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 04 Aug 10 - 10:52 AM

It is equally a matter for festival publicity to counter inaccurate or misleading rumour, speculation and gossip when it appears in public fora such as a folk messageboard - hence my response. Local communications and relationships are a separate matter and will be dealt with in due course through the appropriate channels.


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 04 Aug 10 - 07:14 AM

The impression that I accurately reported is not affected by any rebuttals or even refutations here. What would be needed would be to convey the details that Ruth sets out to the people who spoke to me - the locals who she says are wrong, but whose non-opposition (or better support) the festival needs. That is a matter for festival publicity.


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 04 Aug 10 - 03:53 AM

Hard as it is to pick festival highlights, last night's Cordelia's Dad reunion and the singing session afterwards with Tim Eriksen, Jeff Warner, Jim Moray, Jackie Oates, Sandra Kerr, Barry Lister, Yorkie Bartram, Briony Griffith, Gavin Davenport, Reese Wesson, Jim Causley, Derek Schofield, Lucy Farrell, and loads of other people I can't remember right now, was just magic.


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 03 Aug 10 - 04:30 AM

"Don't shoot the messenger, Ruth. It makes no odds to me."

And please don't take umbrage to my countering rumour and speculation with reality. I'm sure your anecdotal reports were not ill-meant, but such things can be damaging if reported as fact.


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 02 Aug 10 - 04:39 PM

Dangerous!


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 02 Aug 10 - 01:21 PM

Will have a pint tomorrow....best so far is sailing club , London pride at £2.50.

Just off to my local in Exmouth, ( FnL) happy hour till 7.00. Directors, and Otter at £2.00, Stargazer and Yellowhammer at £1.80.
Maybe pop in at Wetherspoons later, good variety at £1.95, though Ruddles is normally only £1.65, or the Good old Bicton where Branoc is always £2.25 and Doom Bar £2.45.


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 02 Aug 10 - 11:26 AM

Don't shoot the messenger, Ruth. It makes no odds to me. I go to stay with friends (which costs fuel to get there and back and a token of my appreciation - this year three brugmansia and a couple of bottles of wine), I go to fringe thingies, I buy beer.

Tug, the stuff in the Newt was I think £2.80 per pint which seemed reasonable, and the "drayman" was nice.


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 02 Aug 10 - 10:22 AM

"There used to be residents' season tickets."

There are still residents' reduced price tickets, but they have to be purchased before a specific date. If we have priced ourselves out of the local market, I'm mystified as to why a postcode analysis shows so many ticket purchases from EX10.

We have also worked for months on the systems to ensure that Ham Evening ticketholders anyone who buys event tickets for those very popular events are ensured entry. Of course, if we had really priced ourselves out of many markets, over-subscribed concerts would not even be an issue - but we have, in fact, increased ticket sales by a very substantial margin this year, so our management systems for sales and venue access are constantly being monitored. This afternoon's concert in the Ham is sold out, and there is a queue currently to get in - just like three of the last four gigs in the venue.

And the sun is still shining. :)


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 02 Aug 10 - 09:28 AM

The Beer prices this year are a disgrace..except the sailing club. I live 10 miles away in Exmouth, and can always get beer £1.00 a pint cheaper..the same beer, delivered on the same dray to pubs owned by the same companies. Why...Exmouth has a Witherspoons....makes everyone else sell beer at resonable prices. Sidmouth needs a Witherspoons quick...this cartel pricing is a crime.


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 01 Aug 10 - 06:59 PM

PS. I did hear a groundswell from locals met via my hosts who have lived there about 45 years and participate in some events that are part of the festival, so they are not outsiders to the festy) that the festy has priced itself out of the local market (and maybe other markets too).

They say

There used to be residents' season tickets.
Now you need a full season ticket AND at extra cost a Ham Season ticket - and still are not guaranteed admission.
And if you are non resident camping is costly and local B&B's are charging up to £90 a night.
Beer in most hotels is a stupid price (I will add that the Newt seems to be an honourable exception).


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 01 Aug 10 - 06:54 PM

Dunno Sal. Where would it have been?


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 01 Aug 10 - 05:33 PM

Any lemonade there this year?
Sal


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 01 Aug 10 - 04:49 PM

Yeah, well, it was sort of all right. Best couple of hours was with the recovering JB in the Bedford from about 5 to about 7.30pm on Sat, until the piss-heads fucked it up. I must however admit that there was one fiddler in particular in the Bedford in Friday night who was good enough for it quite to inspire my goat-beating. The Mocha must have known I was there: they took tagine off the menu for folk-week. The otter bitter is better than the otter ale and the drayman (beer) in the Newt was pretty good too. The beer in the Faulkner was not nice, but there was a decent scotch (I forget the name) in the Volly. Did I notice a tendency for the electric bands in pubs to be well, less sort of "folky" (although the one I heard in the hotel with the hogroast as I passed by seemed OK)?


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: GUEST,GUEST: Va Tam - cookie crumbled
Date: 01 Aug 10 - 01:50 PM

To all who are still Sidmouth virgins - next year BE HERE!

Mawkin:Causley wonderful, Liza Carthy and Saul Rose ditto, Jim Murray with stolen half of M:C, Pete Coe, need I say more.

Don't have any more time gotta go to fringe.
See ya!


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: GUEST, Fido
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 07:45 PM

well, we can guess what happened to JB but what happened to the Newt?


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: nickp
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 06:46 AM

The RIGHT HAND bar of the Bedford is usually American Oldtime.


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: Surreysinger
Date: 29 Jul 10 - 07:18 AM

Whoops - sorry Kitty, I thought it didn't sound right when I typed it. Glad you cleared that one up :-)

Mary - tisk tisk ... tis my understanding that the details of the pit band for the Volly each day are supposed to be kept under wraps. (I certainly seem to remember Ralphie having his knuckles wrapped by a regular on here for announcing the day that Housewives' Choice were due in there a couple of years ago.) LOL


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: GUEST,Ralphie
Date: 29 Jul 10 - 06:57 AM

Thanks Cllr. Glad you enjoy it. It's a great place to stop at for a pint and a sandwich on your way into town! Maybe see you sometime next week


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: Cllr
Date: 29 Jul 10 - 05:26 AM

Radway is Fab, I only do unacommpained singing but i do pop into the Radway to listen usually on the way to or from the Anchor, also the cider and beer is good in the Radway (westons and doombar)

Cllr


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: GUEST,Ralphie
Date: 29 Jul 10 - 04:17 AM

If anyone is scared of the Radway Don't be!
Basically, continuous tunes Midday til Midnight (Strict curfew to appease the locals!)
Obviously, the main bits are Lunch 12-3, and evening 8-12.
Gets a bit quieter in the afternoon, which sometimes are the most interesting sessions. People get a chance to interact...
It's all pretty informal. New players are welcome, despite the rumours!
Music is generally English/Northern European/Spanish/Scandiwegian!
But it's not a singing session. As has been stated above, there are other venues for song. Which is the beauty of Sidmouth. Something for everyone.
So, any musicians, young or old, experienced or novice. Pop in if you're passing. I'm the tall ugly big nosed bloke with the concertina.
See you Sunday
Ralphie


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: Mary Humphreys
Date: 29 Jul 10 - 04:00 AM

English Rebellion ( Nick & Mary Barber, Anahata and me ) will be the pit orchestra at the Volly on Tuesday. Hope to see some of you there!


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: Leadfingers
Date: 29 Jul 10 - 03:45 AM

I MAY just look into The Faulkner on my way to the Newt on the odd morning IF I get up early enough !


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 29 Jul 10 - 02:35 AM

Irene - I will not be running any sessions in the Yacht club/ Sailing club, and never have done! Tim Edwards and I will take it in turns to run singarounds in the Faulkner bar of the Royal York and Faulkner hotel from Sunday morning through to Friday - as I mentioned earlier in this thread, anyone who fancies a sing will be welcome, if they can cope with the relatively early (10.30) start!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: Steve in Sidmouth
Date: 28 Jul 10 - 07:29 PM

I deal with several queries every year about towing caravans to the site - I'll be doing better maps shortly. However, for now, there are 5 roads into Sidmouth from the A3052 coast road.

Starting with the one nearest the east (from Seaton and Lyme Regis direction):

Fortescue Road - this is half way down the steep hill (Trow Hill) into Sidford. Avoid it.

Next is the major traffic light junction at Sidford Cross (junction of A375 and A3052). This is OK for buses and HGV into town but turn right at the mini island into All Saints Road before you get to Sidmouth High St. See Festival maps. Turn right again at Woodlands Hotel (another mini-island at top end of All Saints Road) and this takes you to the campsite easily - it will be on your right.

Next is the turning by Waitrose - Stowford Rise - no real point in taking this one.

Next is the Woolbrook Road - ditto as above.

Some distance further west (towards Exeter) is the A3176 at the BOWD - a big pub/restaurant on the right.

BEFORE you get to this pub travelling west (or just after it travelling east), turn onto A3176 to Sidmouth. Narrow country road but takes you to festival campsite which will be on your left. This junction is the FIRST one to Sidmouth if travelling east from Exeter direction along the A3052. It is also the one signed with FolkWeek signs.

Don't get stressed if you get into Sidmouth with a caravan - it is easy. HGVs do it all the time. Just stick to the main roads!!!

WHATEVER you do do NOT try to get to the official festival CAR PARK towing a caravan. Parts of your caravan might make it, other parts might not...... And don't overshoot the festival campsite entrance, it is some distance before you can turn around. And avoid Ice House Lane. It is a shortcut for people and small cars only.


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: Surreysinger
Date: 28 Jul 10 - 07:16 PM

To add to Ralphie's observations on the Volunteer ....

George Frampton certainly IS in charge of the lunchtime events at the Volunteer again this year, and will (as previously) have a rota of co-hosts during the week.

>>It's normally very crowded and tends to focus more on the traditional end of things.There is usually a pit orchestra of two or three musos, to play the occasional tune. But, as there are so many fine >>singers, most people only get a chance of one song.

There is always a pit orchestra :-)
One thing to be very aware of is that this is NOT a singaround. Singers get asked to do their one song (and that isn't guaranteed by any means)by invitation of the co-hosts only. As Ralphie said, the pool of fine singers that turn up is a large one, and even some of the best may not get a song during the course of proceedings ! If you want a singaround, then you will probably be happier with the ones run by Herga Kitty every day in the Yacht Club (I'm assuming that it's there again this year Kitty), or the sessions that the Middle Bar Singers hold in the Anchor every day.

>>Still it's well worth the trek up the hill at least once during the week, but be advised to get there erly (pre-midday) for any chance of a seat.

A wee bit alarmist methinks. Most people tend to turn up after mid-day...

>>Evenings are more relaxed, with a session in the bar, and mainly local bands playing in the garden.

The evening sessions (which I assume will be proceeding as in the last three years under the benign leadership of Roger Grimes, Bernie Cherry and Ken Langsbury) are mixed - singers and musicians ... and start on Sunday night. Quite often the bands in the garden in the past (can't speak for the pub's policy this year, although George aka Gaddaffi on here may well know what Steve and Jo are likely to be up to) tend to compete in volume with what goes on in the pub itself, but it can be fun to pop outside to see things like we've had in the past - the Sidmouth Silver Band for instance at one point!)
Hope that helps, and enjoy your visit.

Looking forward to being in the Volunteer, or as Frank Ingnobody has dubbed it in Borfolk "The Tune Lover" later in the week ! :-)


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 28 Jul 10 - 06:16 PM

Has anyone mentioned the great problem with getting there?

AVOID THE A303 NEAR STONEHENGE.

I spent 3 hours doing about 100 yards there on the way down last year.


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Subject: RE: newbie guide to Sidmouth folk festival
From: Noreen
Date: 28 Jul 10 - 06:01 PM

Don't go INTO Sidmouth with caravan, there is no need. Find your route to campsite staying out of the centre, where streets are narrow, busy and full of people.
Set up caravan, park car then walk everywhere, with bus as necessary.
Central Sidmouth is flat :)
See you soon!


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