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Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings

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Subject: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Soldier boy
Date: 03 Aug 10 - 10:49 PM

Hi folks.

I have started this thread as an off-shoot from Max's grand UK tour thread so we Mudcatters going to Whitby Folk Week, or even resident in Whitby, can start to focus on Max's initial tour of the UK and collectively agree and schedule one, two or even three MudGatherings for Max during his stay in Whitby between Sat 21 Aug and Wed 25 Aug.

Regrettably, due to even more family commitments, it is looking like I won't get to Whitby till Tues or Wed that week so I am appealing to my folkie buddies like Les from Hull and Raggytash and Ray Padgett and dosy rosy and Muppett and Ossonflags and Harteypool Harry and Tig and Mr and Mrs Duck et al to step into the breach and help me to arrange a really good do for our special VIP, Max.

I agree with Les from Hull that a MudGather in 'The Board Inn' on Mon or Wed in the afternoon would be great after Whitby Scratch Morris have finished dancing. What time would that be Les? It's a good quiet venue where we could all meet and greet Max and get to know him and he could do his own thing.

Other good suggestions are of course 'The Endeavour' sessions at night (8-11pm) if you can include Max as as a special guest, the session in the 'Friendship Rowing Club' and the boat trip to Staithes on Tuesday and also the singing room in The Station Tavern run by Ray and Jim McDonald etc.

So what do you think?

There is also The Black Horse, The Fleece and Middle Earth as possible venues for Max. The list is pretty endless!

So all suggestions welcome.

Let me know your ideas and I know it will all come together to make this a very special and memorable visit for Max so that he will come back to see us all again in the Uk on a regular basis.

Very best regards.

Chris


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 04 Aug 10 - 04:23 AM

Hi Chris.
We Ducks can run into problems due to having kids to organise at different times during the day. We haven't seen a programme yet, so do not know what they are likely to be doing and when.
We will, of course be out with Whitby Scratch Morris, and "organising" them is about as much as I can manage these days.
Scratch routine tends to be Meet in the back yard of the Plough (no song or music allowed) ready to dance out at 1.00pm. We then usually dance in the street at the front of the pub - in front of the church on the other side of the street. After that, we usually head in the direction of the East Side Market, although there isn't much space to dance there since one of the cafes was allowed to put tables across the space we used to dance in. We usually dance in The Shambles (pub), (around 2pm) although on last count singing wasn't allowed, only the music accompanying the dancing. Another outside dance spot is followed by heading to The Board around three, for a pint and a sing.
With the Scratch, if a suitable place is free, there can be other dance spots, but other than meeting up, times and places can vary.
I may give someone a mobile phone number to track us down.
Quack!
Geoff.


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: mouldy
Date: 04 Aug 10 - 04:44 AM

I'll be around all week, with offspring (both mudcatters, although not very active) and offspring's offspring for at least some of the time. Bear in mind that the swing bridge is stuck open, possibly for couple of months I hear, and it's either boat across or bus round at the moment!

Andrea


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: ossonflags
Date: 04 Aug 10 - 04:58 AM

Great idea Chris!! but it is unlikely I shall be at Whitby this year.


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: My guru always said
Date: 04 Aug 10 - 05:00 AM

I thought the bridge had been repaired? Hope so anyway!


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Barb'ry
Date: 04 Aug 10 - 05:48 AM

Hi all
We are bringing Max up to Whitby and will arrive sometime around 2pm. We will head straight for the festival office and cafe to pick up our tickets etc, so it would be lovely if some of you could be at the cafe to say hello to Max. If you would like an update on our arrival time, pm me for my mobile number, or pm me yours.

I think MGAS said that Susan would only be arriving at 4pm and I'm not sure about Jack - if you're around and reading this, could you get back to me?

Hope to meet some of you in Whitby
b xx


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Susan of DT
Date: 04 Aug 10 - 06:00 AM

Please don't make the gather between 1 and 3 pm, since Dick and I love the ballad sessions scheduled then (assuming the schedule never changes).

The 4pm time Saturday is when we are allowed into the "cottage", so I set that as the meeting time for our cottage. We should get to town by 12 or 1, since we are only coming from Bill Sables. Our cottage is Jack Campin and lady, Dick and I, and Max.

Dick and I will be wearing mudcat shirts most of the week.

We look forward to seeing you all.


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: mikesamwild
Date: 04 Aug 10 - 06:05 AM

The bridge is fixed but I had intended to walk on water like others here.


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 04 Aug 10 - 06:46 AM

Spare Parts Concertina Band (that's Bryan TheSnail Creer, Suzanne Higgins and me) are running a tunes session in the Stakesby Arms on Wednesday afternoon; I can't remember the precise time as Bryan's got my copy of the programme. We'd be delighted to see Max and any Mudcatters who feel like taking part in the session.

The three of us will be wearing coats made of Harveys bar towels at least some of the time during the week. We're running concertina part-playing workshops in the mornings in the Conservative Club bar (separate thread).

Valmai (Spare Parts Concertina Band)


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Ann N
Date: 04 Aug 10 - 08:12 AM

Hello Valmai,
in the programme Spare Parts are down to do a music session in the Stakesby Arms on the Monday between 5 & 7pm (unless it's been changed since the programme was printed).   :)   
   
   Cheers Ann (who will be wearing her usual clothes, a Scratch Morris T-shirt and probably lugging a bag of shopping + concertina )


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: bill\sables
Date: 04 Aug 10 - 09:16 AM

Barbr'y when you collect the tickets at the office bring Max across the car park into the liesure centre where the craft fair and music sales will be held and I will be able to meet him again there.
Bill


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 04 Aug 10 - 10:14 AM

Thanks, Ann! I'm getting confused without the programe in front of me. For geographical rather than musical reasons we're also in the Sussex concert on the Wednesday afternoon with some of the great and good.

Valmai


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Barb'ry
Date: 04 Aug 10 - 10:34 AM

Will do, Bill. Anyone else likely to be in that area?


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: mouldy
Date: 04 Aug 10 - 02:47 PM

I'm glad it's fixed. I wasn't looking forward to wrestling with a pushchair down a gang-plank!

Andrea


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: GUEST,Tig
Date: 04 Aug 10 - 07:06 PM

Been over there today mouldy and it seemed ok.

Then I learned that since it was reopened the first time it had been stuck twice more .......


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Soldier boy
Date: 04 Aug 10 - 10:51 PM

Oh dear, let's just keep hopeing that the swing bridge is fully functional at Whitby Folk week!

I've had a thought. Without getting too much 'commerecialized' I just wondered if any bright spark had thought about celebrating this so far one-off event by producing a special T-shirt or badge (come on Tig and Badgeman!) to mark Max's visit to the UK?

It would be great to get a T-shirt/badge about "Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010" and even greater if you could get a limited Whitby Folk Week edition printed with a picture of Max on the front of the T-shirt if Max is willing.

Just an idea. What do you think?

I would buy one for certain.

Can I also ask someone to put up a picture of Max on this thread so that we can all recognise him on his travels. If that is OK with Max.


Many thanks.

Chris


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: My guru always said
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 02:31 AM

What a Fab Idea Chris! It might be a little late for t-shirts now, but I wonder if a badge might be in the offing? C'mon Tig & the Badger, you still able & willing?

I know I've seen Max's photo somewhere on the Cat, so it's public knowledge. I'll see if I can find the right thread...


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 02:42 AM

A suggestion about T-shirts: get a picture done and then invite people to print it on a transfer and iron it onto a T-shirt of their choice. It's cheaper than getting them printed.

Sorry I can't volunteer for this as I haven't a clue about Photoshop or any other graphic programme.

Valmai


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: My guru always said
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 03:08 AM

Max on YouTube - can't see his face though!

Here he is on google, bit better

Here's his Radio Show at WPSU

Max playing Don't Pity Me


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: bill\sables
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 04:42 AM

You'll get a photo of Max if you click on Quick Links in the top right hand corner and then click on Get your Mudcat T Shirt. It is an old picture but he hasn't changed much.


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: My guru always said
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 05:01 AM

Thanks Bill! Do we still have some T-Shirts available? I'll try to remember to wear mine!


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: bill\sables
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 06:45 AM

I have a few shirts left and I will bring them to Whitby they will be available on my music stand in the festival craft fair. You got to have one to show Max you are realy supporting Mudcat


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Noreen
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 07:33 AM

Max in Mudcat T-shirt


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Max
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 07:58 AM

I'm enjoying this photo lately. ;)

From Montana Greatest Hits 216

I sure hope you won't be disappointed that I am but a man.


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: My guru always said
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 08:16 AM

Has it got teeth Max? Looks like quite a catch!


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 08:18 AM

Not the fish with the big grin then?
Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Charley Noble
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 09:16 AM

Looking good!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Susan of DT
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 10:05 AM

Can we get the gathering(s) scheduled before Dick and I leave Aug 12? It is not clear what computer access we will have on the road.


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Barb'ry
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 10:27 AM

Noticed on the Whitby programme that there is a blues workshop 11.30 to 12.50 on Sunday at the Con Club. Don't know if this will be of interest to Max but if it is, has anyone sorted out a guitar for him whilst he is at the festival?
b x


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 10:47 AM

Come off it, Max, you can't walk around all week at Whitby carrying a fish at that angle. It would be unmistakeable, though.

Valmai


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 11:35 AM

And it's not a mudcat...or even some other breed of catfish. Max, you have no regard for tradition.


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Cats
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 12:17 PM

I'll be arriving from Cornwall via Moira Furnace Festival on Sunday night so need to know where we are going to meet up by the Thursday of the week before unless there is going to be a notice put up somewhere or a mobile phone to contact


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Noreen
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 05:47 PM

In previous years, mudgatherings have been advertised in the 'festival flyer' available daily from the box office.


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: GUEST,Tig
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 06:11 PM

Sorry folks. The Badger stopped making badges some time ago now.

I know some were around at Alcester but those were some badge front oddments he had and made up after being threatened at Moor and Coast Spring Session.


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: GUEST,Malcolm Storey
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 09:20 PM

I've asked this before, but, what is Max?

Is it a cult?

Why pick on Whitby?

Or am I really missing something?


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Soldier boy
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 09:33 PM

Oh Tig, surely not! Get that John in gear to produce some extra special badges for max's visit to Whitby Folk Week. Come on, come on, come on. Don't let us down!!

I've also PM'd Les from Hull Hil but had no reply so far. He might be on his jollies (holidays)and have no contact with internet.

So can someone else firm up details for MudGathers with Max during Whitby Folk Week so we can get the ball rolling and get times and dates in his diary please.

I Know that some folk, like Dick and Susan, need to know before they set off on their travels on 12th of August because of potential problems with computer access after that date. So we need to start to firm up details a.s.a.p.

The boat trip on the Esk Belle to Staithes on Tuesday will be great for one and I would also suggest a gather in the Board Inn on Wednesday after the Whitby Scratch Side have finished dancing at about 3.30pm and I would also suggest a welcome and a spot or three for Max to do his thing in The Endeavour pub on Monday night between 8-11pm in the session run by Les and Maggie.

So what do you think? I'm only offering suggestions here but hope that we can finally start to firm up some kind of shedule for Max during his stay in Whitby so that people will know when and where they can meet Max.

Over to you folks, but can we get this sorted petty soon.

Many, many thanks.

Chris


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 10:44 PM

Malcom-
Max is the mythical creature that created, and that runs the Mudcat Cafe.He's too young to be a cult. And he picked on Whitby Folk Week largely on my recommendation----as you know, I've been an devoted every-other-year attendee for a decade now.

You probably are missing something....as are we all. But we hope to find it again on the banks of the Esk.


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Max
Date: 06 Aug 10 - 12:16 AM

Who am I and why am I here?


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: r.padgett
Date: 06 Aug 10 - 02:56 AM

I am going to be around, hopefully thro the week and no doubt will be somewhere near the Festival office (am) and The Endeavour Shanty session lunchish

I need a programme too and we have had in the past meetings in The Board

Probably need to firm up when all prog details available

Max has alot to answer for Malcolm!!

Ray


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Les from Hull
Date: 06 Aug 10 - 09:30 AM

Wednesday about 4pm in the Board sounds good, as part of the après Morris.

Of course Maggie and I will welcome Mudcatters in the Endeavour any evening Monday to Friday, but we can't make it in way exclusive, as our job will be to keep the singing and playing going (and the talking to a minimum). But it's a decent sized pub and there's plenty of room to chat as well. And it's a great opportunity to show what Mudcatters can do musically. I'd love for Max to come in and do some blues stuff. I'll have my selection of tin sandwiches available, as well as my Blues Bouzouki.


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Noreen
Date: 06 Aug 10 - 09:38 AM

Would that be a Greek blues bouzouki, Mr Fromull, or an Irish blues bouzouki?

(btw, didn't see you and the lovely Maggie at Warwick this year- were you not there, or just on different duties?)


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Soldier boy
Date: 06 Aug 10 - 09:39 AM

Nice one Max! You're becoming quite the philosopher behind the scenes here.

It must feel strange...like being in a roof full of folk who are talking about you and planning things for you but don't see you and ignore you!

But don't worry bud it's all in your best interests and you are not being ignored.

So how are you feeling Max about your impending visit to the UK?
Are you looking forward to meeting up with many of your grateful and loyal Mudcatters and our famouse fish and chips?

Chris


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Noreen
Date: 06 Aug 10 - 09:39 AM

Ha ha- if you Google 'blues bouzouki' you get all sorts of interesting stuff- how about bluegrass bouzouki too? :)


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Les from Hull
Date: 06 Aug 10 - 12:44 PM

It's Irish-tuned American-style blues with a Yorkshire accent, Nozza!

First year for a long time we've not been at Warwick, we reckon we're getting a bit old for this camping lark.


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Aug 10 - 01:15 PM

Hope you enjoy the Ballad Sessions Susan, sadly Liz and I won't be there. Despite our building up this event we've been taken off the session but don't know why, apparently the organisers want the sessions to return to their previous format. We don't feel comfortable turning up like the ghost at the feast so hopefully we'll bump into you at other events. Looking forwards to seeing you all though.
best wishes
Paul


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: GUEST,Andymac (not logged in..)
Date: 06 Aug 10 - 03:35 PM

Susan (aka the Mrs..) and I will be down at Whitby for the first time, forsaking the delights of sunny Scotland for only our 3rd English festival. So will be looking out for any Mudcatters who happen to be around. Looking forward to it, and maybe even to seeing the aforementioned Max, assuming he isn't just a figment of our fevered imaginations. As newbies (similar to but different to newfies..), who love singing and singers, where would be a good starting point.
We're there for the week!

Andymac


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 06 Aug 10 - 04:09 PM

Paul.
If you are not running ballad sessions, does that mean you might be available to get out with Scratch like you used to?

Half three in the Board on Wednesday sounds fine to me for a gathering.

Max - you are welcome to accompany the Scratch if you are interested in doing so. The band always welcomes musicians and will look after you when some of us are busy dancing.

Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Max
Date: 06 Aug 10 - 04:27 PM

Well Soldier boy, I'm pretty fired up. Excited, that is. This is really like a dream come true. I've been quietly standing by, watching my guru always said and others work their tails off with all these details, its hard to feel worthy of all this attention. But you know what? I need it, so I'm going to accept it, bath in it and come back for more. I hope I live up to the hype. I also hope that I can stay awake through this whirlwind tour, I got tired just when I looked at the itinerary.

I am truly giddy with excitement. Giddy!


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Susan of DT
Date: 06 Aug 10 - 05:35 PM

Where is the Board? I don't remember seeing that one. Are we definite for Wednesday at 3:30 or 4 (both times are mentioned above)?


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 06 Aug 10 - 05:47 PM

Susan - The Board Inn is near the bottom of the 199 Steps, next door to the Duke of York.
You were there a couple of years back. I remember Dick in the back corner of the pub with a short necked banjo.
Quack!
Geoff.


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Noreen
Date: 06 Aug 10 - 06:17 PM

Well, Geoff, I think perhaps Max would like to join the Scratch Morris tour- we might even get him dancing :)


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Susan of DT
Date: 06 Aug 10 - 07:57 PM

Thanx Geoff. That one.


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Les from Hull
Date: 06 Aug 10 - 07:59 PM

If Max wants the full afternoon with Scratch Morris, we meet between 12noon and 1pm in the yard of the Plough (no singing or dancing by order of Humphrey Smith). Or catch up halfway somewhere around the Shambles or East Side Market. Ask anybody where these places are. Most everybody is friendly.


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Soldier boy
Date: 06 Aug 10 - 10:58 PM

Very glad to hear you are fired up and excited about your tour Max.
I am certain you're gonna have a great time in Whitby.

Even though you are a pretty young (compared to me at 55!) and a fit bloke this will indeed be a "whirlwind" tour for you and at times you might feel that your feet hardly touch the ground.
So you will need to pace yourself and build in the occasional 'siesta/nap' in the afternoon/teatime to recharge your batteries.

You have some incredibly good organisers and true stalwart supporters behind you to make this a real dream come true.
'My guru always said' has to be your true hero and has pulled every thread together to sew the full fabric of your Uk tour.
'Susan of DT' and 'Barb'ry' are also obviously key component parts to make it all work like a well oiled machine.
Very well done you folks!

Now to the nitty gritty of your Mudgather itinery during Whitby Folk Week Max. It is looking like we have finally arrived at a concensus for:

1. Mon 23 Aug : Come along to Les from Hull's and Maggie's session in The Endeavour - 8-11pm and introduce yourself to them ( they should be obvious as the session leaders) and Les will introduce you and invite you to do some blues stuff.
It's a fairly big pub with enough space to leave the playaround/singaround and chat to fellow Mudcatters/fringe enthusiasts at will.

2. Tues 24 Aug : Trip on the Esk Belle to Staithes in the very safe hands of 'raggytash'. Should be a good number of Mudcatters on board. You will love the trip and be made very welcome indeed.

3. Wed 25 Aug : According to 'Noreen' and 'Susan of DT' Max you might like to join the Whitby Scratch morris side at about 12pm'ish in the back yard of The Plough and play with the band (or even dance with them!) around Whitby, finishing around 4.00pm at The Board Inn for an 'official' MudGather there.
That's where you will meet me because I can't now get up to Whitby till then because of other family commitments.

I firmly propose the above itinery Max and My guru always said and suggest that we stick with it so that people can plan their diary around it as time is getting short. Hope that is OK with everyone else!

But don't worry Max, other Mudcatters and fair good folkies in Whitby will undoubtedly suggest other 'happenings' during your stay and lead you by the hand to all kinds of new 'adventures' to tickle your fancy.

So by a process of osmosis you will absorbed into the Whitby community.

Don't forget to pace yourself and take the odd nap!

Best regards.

Chris


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 07 Aug 10 - 03:50 PM

Sounds suspiciously like a plan! Mobile phone numbers can also be useful although reception in Whitby can be very patchy. The Whitby Wailer is another good one for conveying information. It will be anothger fantastic folk week and we are looking forward to meeting up with Max again!


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 07 Aug 10 - 07:59 PM

I'm going to repeat this in the hope it can be incorporated into Soldier Boy's proposed schedule:

Spare Parts Concertina Band (that's Bryan TheSnail Creer, Suzanne Higgins and me) are running a tunes session in the Stakesby Arms on Wednesday afternoon; I can't remember the precise time as Bryan's got my copy of the programme. We'd be delighted to see Max and any Mudcatters who feel like taking part in the session.

The three of us will be wearing coats made of Harveys bar towels at least some of the time during the week. We're running concertina part-playing workshops in the mornings in the Conservative Club bar (separate thread).

Valmai (Spare Parts Concertina Band)


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Diva
Date: 08 Aug 10 - 02:11 PM

Drumshanty and I will be floatin aboot somewhere hope to say hullooooooooo


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Soldier boy
Date: 08 Aug 10 - 09:35 PM

Hope everyone is happy with my proposed schedule for "Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings" posted on 06 Aug 2010.

If not please PM me or post here to let me know your suggestions, like Valmai above (what time on Wed are you you running the tunes session Valmai?) ,and about any additional ideas and events that you think Max might be interested in.

As I said on 06 Aug 2010, I am pretty sure that Max will get plenty of other suggestions, recommendations and invites from other Mudcatters and the friendly folk people he will undoubtedly bump into and meet and get to know during his stay in Whitby so I can confidently say that he will be in good hands.

Whitby Scratch Morris side; would you like me to join you with me snare drum and soldiers tunic on Wednesday?
The last time I played with you you were carrying a coffin through the streets during the procession. Hope the coffin has gone!

Chris


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 02:13 AM

Having got my paws on the programme again, I realise I'd got confused - Spare Parts are running a music session on Monday, not Wednesday, in the Stakesby Arms, from 5.00 - 7.00 pm (event 214). On Wednesday afternoon we're in event 416, Sussex concert in in the Metropole ballroom, 3.30 - 5.30.

Yesterday afternoon we were practising hard.

Valmai


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 05:57 AM

Chris, Scratch always welcome musicians and dancers. The coffin that was used in the procession is definitely a thing of the past. wednesday is shaping up to being quite a party!


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: My guru always said
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 08:03 AM

This all looks fantastic, huge thanks to Chris and Les & Maggie!! How can we get events into the 'Whitby Wailer'??

Could someone please check the programme for a 'Blues Workshop' I've heard mention of?? I'm hoping it doesn't clash with everything we're proposing for Max!!

Please let's bear in mind that he might want to go to a concert or two, or on the bus to Robin Hood's Bay, or on the steam train perhaps.... I've got a ticket reserved for the Esk Belle for him, but that's pending seeing the programme really.

Max, giddy??? I doubt it *grin* But isn't it exciting!

Richard & I hope to join you all in the Endeavour on Monday. Lots of you will already know Richard Atkins from years ago but I've not met many Catters from 'oop North. My Piccie is here so you can recognise me, I might be in need of a hug!!

Max will have a UK mobile phone with him, but I'm not sure that I should pop it here or he could be inundated with calls! I'll have his number (mine is 07740 348614), as will his hosts, but maybe a few 'Whitby Catters' should have it too and act as liaison. Suggestions?

Do I recall that the Fireworks will be on Monday too?

Apart from all that, would anyone be interested in an Escapade Tshirt if I got some sorted? They'd be basic, white, various sizes and would be £10, that would give £3 each back to MudCat funds. I might have time to sort it if there's enough interest. I'd need to decide by tomorrow really....


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: GUEST,Tig
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 05:43 PM

To get stuff into the Wailer you have to turn it in at the Office as early as possible. If it is wanted in an 'ongoing' way make sure the DAY and DATES are on it to make life easier!

Photo ready stuff makes it easier still - check as soon as you get there exactly what they want.


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Jack Campin
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 06:38 PM

Valmai - your picture is only visible to concertina.net members.


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Soldier boy
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 10:08 PM

Thanks Tig, I will do my best to join you on at some point on the Wednesday scratch outing.

My guru always said, have you not got a Whitby Folk Week programme yet to help you to firm up Max's itinery?
If not, is anyone able to help Hil out by generously sending her a full programme asap?

I think Max would love taking the bus trip to a half a day session at Robin Hood's Bay and a trip on the steam train and definately the Esk Belle trip to Staithes but it all depends on his wants and desires and how much he can cram into quite the short space of time he is in Whitby.

I fully support My guru always said in her idea about a "Max's Grand Uk Escapade 2010" T shirt available to sell to Mudcatters during Max's UK tour. Please save me one Hil when I can meet up with you at the scratch morris/Board Inn happening on the Wednesday of Whitby Folk Week. I will buy one for definate.

I would think that many Mudcatters would be interested in buying such a T shirt as a lasting momento of Max's UK tour and the fact that they had met him so they can wear it proudly and say "I was there and I met Max!".
So if I was you Hil I would go ahead and do 'lots' of T shirts because I would be astonished if you couldn't sell them and didn't make a good earner for the Mudcat funds.
My main worry would be that you did not have enough and that people would feel let down.
So I would suggest an initial order of 100 with a rider that the supplier can do more by request and deliver to you during your touring travels with Max around the UK. I think you will sell far more than you think you can sell.
I really do.

Chris


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: My guru always said
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 02:32 AM

100 Chris??? I was thinking more of 30, I'm not that cash-rich *grin*

Anyway, I think I'll get a batch set up today with a variety of sizes. I'll save them for whoever PM's me with size required. If they all get reserved quickly I might be able to get a second batch done before Whitby, possibly...

If people want more than I've got then I can always order & post them afterwards perhaps. Might need to store them down in town to save lugging them to & fro Moor & Coast.

Thanks for the thought about the program Chris, but I'm sure that Max will enjoy browsing one himself when he gets to Barb'ry, so don't worry about me getting one. Think the Blues Workshop is 11.30 - 12.50 on Sunday at the Conservative Club bar, hope someone can loan Max a guitar!


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 02:47 AM

I think 30 is a far more realistic number. In fact I would stick to pre orders plus half dozen spares.


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: mouldy
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 04:43 AM

Well I'd be up for one - Large please.

Wednesday Scratch sounds like a plan at the mo, concerts/workshops/family permitting. stripey_camel may be persuaded to get the fiddle out too, as she is there all week.
The other daughter with the Mudcat name I cannot remember - it's penicillium something or other (damn smartarse pharmacist) will probably be going home that day.

Andrea


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Susan of DT
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 04:54 AM

Do NOT make 100. Mudcatters do not buy a lot of tee shirts, patches, etc. We still have lots of patches (catfish in frying pan banjo). I'll bring some along.


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: My guru always said
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 07:54 AM

The suggestion is that Bill could keep any not reserved on his stall. Will post definite details when I've sorted it all out. Gotta order them tonight!

Actually Susan, I've had a good response to this, but I agree, I won't order 100 *grin*


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: GUEST,Noreen
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 10:10 AM

T-shirts have more appeal than patches, Susan. I bought a patch some time ago to 'support the cause' but haven't got anywhere suitable to put it.
When I was a child I used to sew patches onto the sleeves of my anorak...


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: My guru always said
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 03:14 PM

So, are we sorted on Max's main MudGathers as Les & Maggie's session in The Endeavour on Monday evening and in The Board after the Scratch Morris from 4pm on the Wednesday?

And will Max be able to do a floorspot somewhen if he can get hold of a loaned guitar?

Just ordered some Escapade t-shirts in various sizes so I hope Catters will want them (£10 each including £3 to Mudcat funds), some are already reserved. I'll be bringing a batch to Whitby, I'll have the reserved ones & spares will be with Bill in the craft-fair - thanks Bill!!

Am sticking to basic white ones and there's a piccie of the design on my photostream on flickr. I think it's kinda tasteful!

If you want one, PM me with size required and let me know whether you want me to bring it to the Endeavour on Monday (Les & Maggie's session) or the Board on Wednesday after the Scratch Morris.

If I run out of them I'll take orders for posting them, not sure yet if I'll need to add P&P.


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Susan of DT
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 04:21 PM

Noreen - We have been selling mudcat tee shirts for many years: Dick designed them. We have ordered all of the printing runs. Bill Sables gets them from us. The patches were a small secondary line we tried once.


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Soldier boy
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 09:31 PM

Sorry 'My guru always said'!

I had PM'd you about confirming on this thread about Max's main Mudgathers on Monday (8-11pm) in The Endeavour at Les and Maggies session and also at 4.00pm in The Board Inn on the Wednesday after the Whitby Scratch morris had finished dancing for the day, without checking this thread.

So you beat me to it!
Well done chuck. This now confirms and firms up that we are in agreement about Max's 'Mudgathers' itinery in Whitby. So these are now DEFINATE 'Gatherings' and you can plan your visit accordingly.
Good stuff. Put them in your diary folks and come along to meet Max and hear him sing and play.

I've ordered my Max's Grand UK Escapade T shirts with 'My Guru always said' for me and special friends as a momento of Max's visit to the UK. Have you? Just PM her to place your order.

And can someone reassure 'My guru always said' by confirming that Max will be able to get hold of a loaned guitar to do floor spots at both 'Mudgather' venues mentioned above?
Thank you very much.

Cheers folks.

Chris


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Chris Partington
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 06:21 PM

So the musicians who usually inhabit The Board as a place to escape the singing in all the other pubs (not that there's anything wrong with singing, of course) will just have to clear off on Wednesday evening? Or will you going to concerts later?


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Noreen
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 06:37 PM

People who want to 'escape the singing' can always go to the Plough...


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 06:39 PM

Not if they're musicians, though!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Soldier boy
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 09:45 PM

Hey, chill out Chris P! You come across as rather bitter and twisted and patronising to folkies in general ("Or will you (?) going to concerts later?")! Tut tut!

This thread is all about Max who is spending the bulk of his stay in the UK at The Whitby Folk Week Festival on his Grand UK Escapade this Summer.

The title of this thread should give you a clue!

It is Max's very first visit to the UK. And as Chief Exec and founder of MUDCAT I would have thought that as a Mudcatter yourself you would have some respect for the guy and would give him some space and might even want to meet him.
He is also a very fine musician (and singer).

The Mudgather in The Board Inn on the Wednesday is arranged from 4.00pm and might only go on till 6.00pm or 7.00pm at the latest so it will hardly invade your 'evening' for musicians "who usually inhabit The Board"!

Unless some of us decide that your posting here has really annoyed us and decide to 'inhabit' The Board Inn for the whole evening and make it an all night session just to REALLY annoy you!

We will see.

Chris

P.S : Can you loan a guitar to Max at this session so Max can do his stuff???


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: My guru always said
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 02:54 AM

As Soldier Boy says, our invasion of the Board for a MudGather to meet Max will probably only last for a few hours. I'm sure many of the Singers will want to decamp to go to Les & Maggie's session in the Endeavour later and musicians will probably stay for the session. I shouldn't think there'll be a problem, Whitby has room for us all doesn't it? (Actually Chris P, I think you have a very valid question and I hope that you'll forgive our enthusiasm, our words in black and white can come across as a bit determined) Anyway, no-one wants to be annoyed, do they?

BTW - looks like the Tshirts will be delivered to me in a couple of days, Medium is already sold out!!


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Chris Partington
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 03:44 AM

"You come across as rather bitter and twisted and patronising to folkies in general"
Really? Me, come across as bitter and twisted.....?
You come across as bombastic, which I'm sure you're not really.
Though your threat to crowd out the musicians session anyway suggests that you do like to get your own way.
What the hell was patronising "to folkies in general" about it? Or is that a rhetorical gesture?
"("Or will you (?) going to concerts later?")"
That was a typo, I missed out "be" and only saw it now. Replaced by your ironic "(?)"
And the simple answer to the question is that it is timed to be there over tea-time, when there are not usually any musicians there.
I'm off on me hols now, no more banter for a day or two.
BTW, until you mentioned it I had no clue who Max is. Why would I? Hi Max, thanks for Mudcat.


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: My guru always said
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 04:29 AM

Looks like huge hugs are due at Whitby for both the Chris's!!

It's so easy for black and white words to get out of hand when people don't know each other and you can't see faces. I may be naive (how on earth do you spell that?) and relatively new to this Folk Family, but I know that we all have a common bond in music and singing and no-one really wants to be annoying or annoyed, do they?

I am so looking forward to Whitby and meeting old and new friends *grin*


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 09:02 AM

Of course, turning up at a pub is not a guarantee that there will be any space. The Scratch have often found people eating meals in the corner we head to. Sometimes they finish and move on. Other times they enjoy the crack and stay there, maybe joining in. Thankfully nobody has taken offence yet.
Extra mudcatters in the pub might make it difficult for ALL to fit in a limited space, so we could end up spread into more than one part of the pub, but that can offer the opportunity to chat, which does not present itself when there is wall to wall song or music.
It is never the intention to spoil someone else's fun, but an open pub is a "posession is 9 tenths" situation, and we could just as easily be the later arrival. I don't see a problem jigsawing into someone else's session should there be one already going, as long as people are sensible and don't try to crowd out and take over.
Personally I see a Mudgather as an opportunity to meet and have a chat, and time away from any singing can be more valuable than that spent listening to a performance.
Quack!
Geoff.


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Barb'ry
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 09:07 AM

Guitar, guitar, my kingdom for a guitar - or Max's kingdom - for a guitar that he can use during Whitby! If all else fails I have one of those bright blue ones that I know nothing about... are they ok? He's welcome to use it, but I rather thought his abilities may require a half decent instrument.

bx


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Soldier boy
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 09:44 AM

Fine wise words from My guru always said and Geoff the Duck.
Sorry Chris P for coming across as so bombastic and biting your ear off. It was just a gut reaction because I have come across conflicts of this kind before.
And I shouldn't have presumed that you would know who Max was, should I? So thanks for saying Hi to Max and thanking him for Mudcat.
At the end of the day, as My guru always said says, we all have a common bond in music and singing so I am sure we can all get along with each other and have a really good time.

Chris


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Leadfingers
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 11:45 AM

When I got to my first Getaway in 2005 , there was a concern voiced that the Mudcatters would be a major clique and would not mix with the 'Ordinary' Society Members . In fact , it was JUST a couple of hundred 'Folkies' having a damn good time playing Good Music , and I am sure the same will happen at Whitby ! Max is an easy going guy , and as already stated a fine musician and singer , though his inclination is VERY Blues Orientated , he thouroghly enjoyed the eide variety of Folk , even when a hoard of us were at his Band Gig on the Monday after Getaway . Lighten up , and Enjoy Whitby , and be Thankful that I wont be there to lower the tone !


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Les from Hull
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 01:33 PM

The musicians (I presume the old time session) and Scratch Morris occupy different ends of the pub and have never got in each other's way up till now. Still, I like a challenge!


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: GUEST,Selby
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 01:33 PM

Don't want to dampen anyones enthusiasm but has anyone thought to ask the landloed of the Board if you are welcome. Regatta is clashing with folk week again and space could be at a premium.
Also worth mentoning that you are will be seen as representatives of Whitby Folk Week even though this is a fringe event and heaven forbid anything untoward will be attributed to folk week not Mudcat. By all means enjoy the day butremember folk week needs to function with the locals year on year.


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Noreen
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 02:06 PM

What are you suggesting is going to happen, Selby?

How strange! This is just a group of folkies, the same people who normally meet up in Whitby and other places at festival time, getting together to make music and make friends.

If the Board or anywhere else is too full, then some people will have to stand outside or go elsewhere- you know, like happens normally at a festival...

What on earth are you imagining??


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: GUEST,selby
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 02:58 PM

exactly as you replied thats what i am imagining


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: GUEST,Malcolm Storey
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 10:25 PM

Dick
I am not aware that you are a regular alternative year attendee at WFW. You were not on the database of ticket buyers when I ran the festival. I am not trying to be disrespectful or rude but I have a vague memory of a brief introduction to you about ten years ago when I was very busy running the event. At that time I had no idea what Mudcat was and I am still not sure!

Noreen
Guest, selby (who is not me) makes a valid point. You and your friends do not represent WFW but the locals would not necessarily know this and there is a certain element locally that would use that uncertainty to cause problems for the hard working volunteers who enable the festival.


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 13 Aug 10 - 02:25 AM

The Board has been used as a post dance sing snd play by Scratch for a number of years now and has also been a former venue for a Mudcat gathering. Fringe events are as much a part of any festival as official ones as they add to the over sll atmosphere. Mudcatters are not an outside group invading Whitby they are the people who are always there but who also sign in here and would like to meet up with friends. The fringe is the public face of the festival and the fact that the landlord of the Board welcomes us back year after year is enough for me.


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: My guru always said
Date: 13 Aug 10 - 03:52 AM

Hi Malcolm,
Good to see that you're getting into the swing of things here on the MudCat! I'm sure that when you meet Dick Greenhaus of Camsco Music and the Digital Tradition, and Susan too, you'll click that they have been coming over to Whitby from the USA bi-annnually for the past 10 years. They're huge fans of the Festival and they always take back a good review to our musical friends in the USA and that's one of the reasons Max (Founder and Owner of the MudCat) will be coming to Whitby.

As for me, well this is my first Whitby Week although we did manage a New Year a few years back and Richard always used to go and is well known. Luckily I'm booked at Moira Furnace Folk Festival again this year which means that we will be half-way to Whitby and can come along to join the fun. We very rarely get the chance to drag the caravan 'oop North all the want from sunny Surrey (price of diesel you know), so it was an ideal opportunity for us. Our visit to Whitby has worked well with Max's very hectic itinerary during his UK Escapade and we'll be taking him down South to meet with more UK Catters.

Richard and I are regular festival-goers (we scarcely have any time at home) and we count many Festival Organisers as our good friends (Banbury, Bedworth, Folkstation, Bude, Moira etc.) and we are all very well aware of the value of the Fringe to any festival, as I'm certain you are. The MudGathers that I've organised over the past 5 years have generally been programmed into the Festivals by the Organisers and this has worked well for all concerned, bringing additional ticket sales and goodwill.

The majority of MudCatters are regular festival-goers too, usually ticket-holders, and are generally well aware of the need to respect the 'locals' and the venues. As far as I can tell, the only 'uncertainty' about MudCatters is the fact that you can't always tell who they are from their MudCat names. Just like 'geocaching' there are probably serveral of us within a mile of you at the moment. Dozens if you live in Hull *grin*

Sorry to waffle on, I'd have PM'd you if you were a Registered Member. Looking forward to meeting you at Whitby!
Hil


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Wyrd Sister
Date: 13 Aug 10 - 11:14 AM

I buy a full ticket, do fringe stuff as well, and lurk around here, so I'm not sure where that places me. I'll carry on doing what I've done every Whitby for the past eighteen or so years (I know, a newbie - but my sister was at the very first one) and hope Whitby will let me back in next year, as accommodation is already booked


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Soldier boy
Date: 13 Aug 10 - 09:12 PM

GUEST.selby, there shouldn't be a problem.

The first official Mudgather, 8-11pm on the Monday of Whitby in The Endeavour at Les and Maggies session and the second official Mudgather in The Board Inn at 4pm on the Wednesday of this festival are well clear of the Regatta weekend, so no clash.

We are all well known to the landlord of The Endeavour and The Board and very welcome to spend our hard earned cash over the bar.

"The fringe" element of Whitby Folk Week brings a lot of revenue to the town and the true folkie 'fringers' never cause any bother and in over 15 years of coming to this festival I have never heard of any aggro or upsets with the locals or the organisers or stewards.

I believe that 'The Fringe' element of this festival is very welcome indeed by both the organisers and the local population and gives a real buzz to the pubs and clubs throughout Whitby.

Chris


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Soldier boy
Date: 14 Aug 10 - 06:30 PM

And for those that don't know. Max (the subject of this thread) is the founder and owner of Mudcat, Your favourite folkie website. So if you can, come along to meet him in Whitby.


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: skarpi
Date: 14 Aug 10 - 06:47 PM

heyja all , its only Max who is coming not the king of Spain ....
Max is just a normal man from USA .
So folks treat him nice and well :O) Max play well there .
one song for me .

Sorry I won´t be coming at all

all the best Skarpi


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: My guru always said
Date: 15 Aug 10 - 03:36 AM

Oh, skarpi, I was hoping that you were coming over too *sigh* Another time perhaps, I'll have to wait for a hug with you!!

And yes, skarpi, you're so right! Max is just an ordinary bloke from the USA, I don't know what all the fuss is about really *grin*


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: skarpi
Date: 15 Aug 10 - 05:37 AM

ja well , I can´t come becouse I am trying to save my self from getting bankrupt ......so I know that after few weeks ..

the crisis here are not good and its getting worse ..

all the best Skarpi


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 15 Aug 10 - 01:52 PM

If it helps Malcolm's recollection at all...

In 2000 I went along to a programmed workshop run by Graham Moore, about using the internet as a resource for finding songs and music. Graham mentioned the Digital Tradition, based in the US, and then discovered that his audience included Dick Greenhaus who had been instrumental in setting up and maintaining the DT, which had also linked up with the Mudcat Cafe site. Graham just handed the rest of the workshop over to Dick, to explain how it worked....

The next year at Whitby, I was introduced to UK Mudcatters and the whole Mudcat network thanks to Tyke and the Ducks' Mudcat BBQ. I'm very grateful to have met many Mudcatters since!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Soldier boy
Date: 15 Aug 10 - 10:09 PM

I fully agree Herga Kitty, 'Mudcat', as a site dedicated to Folk music and all it's off-shoots and variations on a theme, has a very special meaning to many of us here.

I also discovered Mudcat through talking to the likes of Mr and Mrs Duck and Tyke etc probably about 8 or 9 years ago at Whitby Folk Week.

I am so glad I discovered this site because over the years it has meant a great deal to me both intellectually and emotionally.

As a bloke I wouldn't dare to get too emotional, but I can express that 'Mudcat' has allowed me to meet and get to know so many Mudcatter friends ( my 'extended family'!) and allowed us to keep in touch even during the darkest times of winter.

It has meant that I can look at what is coming up and plan ahead so that I know I can meet up with my old buddies.
I can consider new venues by recommendations and meet new and lasting friends thet keep on growing my very special 'extended family' year on year.

I can source new songs and monologues and start to contribute more in sessions. When before I would not have had the courage and just mumbled along and joined in the odd well known chorus song that I half knew. So my confidence has grown to take part and even to personally create a few songs from scratch.

I can engage in often intellectual and stimulating debate on many Mudcat threads and sometimes get roused to anger or tears.
I can do all of this and post in a split second to anyone on this fair planet.

I find it hard to imagine a time when I couldn't do all of the above and not feel connected to a wonderful Folk fraternity.

So yes, as people have said above, Max (as founder and owner of 'Mudcat') is just an ordinary regular guy from the USA and is not the King of Spain or some kind of demi-god.

But to me he is a hero for creating Mudcat in the first place so that so many of us Mudcatters can do so much that I have only touched upon above and have derived so much benefit and extended our horizons because of his creation.

Let's support him and thank him and do all we can to ensure that Mudcat will prosper and keep rolling along to keep us all entertained and enlightened for years and decades to come.

Chris.


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Soldier boy
Date: 15 Aug 10 - 10:24 PM

Ok. Let's make it 100!


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: My guru always said
Date: 16 Aug 10 - 01:01 PM

OK, a stock of Escapade T-shirts have now been delivered to me *hurrah* (They're really quite tasteful - see photo here!) I have enough to cover those already reserved with some to spare in all sizes (small - XXL) except Medium. I could order a few more if needs be.

PM me with size required if you'd like one & let me know where on Max's tour you'll be for handover.

Any spares will be passed to Bill Sables (for his stall in the craft fair) but will only be available to sell on Tuesday & Wednesday as we won't arrive in Whitby till Monday evening & we leave first thing on Thursday. Any spare after that will be taken to Ash, Towersey etc, etc....


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Soldier boy
Date: 16 Aug 10 - 08:31 PM

It's very difficult to see the T shirt clearly on your link Hils!


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: My guru always said
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 02:14 AM

Alas, that's the best I can do, not being Techie *sigh* But you'll see the real thing in about a week's time!!

I bet Max is getting excited now *grin*


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: My guru always said
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 02:54 PM

Never one to baulk at a challenge, I've got a better picture of Richard modelling the Tshirt! You can enlarge it & see just how basic it is....


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Betsy
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 06:40 PM

Selby's observation is very important.
The first weekend is also the Whitby Regatta. The dates for the Festival are fairly settled , but the Regatta needs to plan according to the tide tables so it could be a little crowded.
No one has mentioned the choo-choo, and singaround . Raggy tash and Ossonflags new thread required I think.

Cheers Betsy


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Soldier boy
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 07:44 PM

Hi Betsy.
What's to do about "the choo-choo, and singaround ?" Sounds good.
What's been arranged? I'm pretty sure that Max might be even more interested on going on the steam train if there is also an arranged singaround (and a chance to play a spare guitar) included on the journey.

As for another new thread about Max or Whitby Folk Week; me thinks that might seem rather over the top at this late stage.

So if Raggytash or Ossonflags don't respond to your call why not let us know this is happening on the steam train during Whitby so we can plan accordingly and join you for a grand day out!

Many thanks,

Chris


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 09:23 PM

I thank my Guru for the picture of me in the Max tee shirt. It will be too small for him though! I add that I have all my teeth not just the one in the photo :>)
Hils link to the Flicker photos of our Capers at Old Keepers are brilliant though.
There will be a spot the spot discussion, and will it wash out later then I think :>)
Im so much looking forward to meeting Max and I hope his stay with us will not be too detrimental to his well being!
Our welcome over the pond never forgotten by us especialy Barry Finn
Richard


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: My guru always said
Date: 18 Aug 10 - 03:17 AM

Betsy, I'll just refresh the Whitby singarounds thread, perhaps you could put some info on there about the 'choo choo' if you get a chance? I'm pretty sure I saw that Ossonflags won't be coming to Whitby this year, but I could be wrong...


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Soldier boy
Date: 18 Aug 10 - 03:32 AM

You're right Hil, I also remember that Ossonflags said that he wouldn't be at Whitby this year. Which is a great shame 'cause I'll really miss the big fella.

Get yersen to Whitby Mick lad! It wonn't be the same without ya.

Chris


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Raggytash
Date: 18 Aug 10 - 04:46 AM

I've put a comment on the sing-a-round thread, however it is NOT a steam train


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: GUEST,Betsy
Date: 18 Aug 10 - 04:55 AM

Hiya Raggy , Ithought you mentioned to me last week the sinaround at the Arncliffe which would require the CHOO - CHOO RIDE !!!


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Raggytash
Date: 18 Aug 10 - 10:19 AM

This one goes cough splutter splutter, as it's a diesel, I believe you mean by choo choo that it is a steam train, sadly not, just the normal Whitby-Middlesbrough line, though you do get to see Beggars Bridge


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: John J
Date: 18 Aug 10 - 02:31 PM

What day is the train ride? I reem to recall it was on the Sunday.
We've just discovered we can get to Whitby from Tuesday to Thursday.

JJ


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: John J
Date: 18 Aug 10 - 02:32 PM

Skarpi: sorry to hear of your bad fortune. I hope it works out well for you.

Best wishes,

JJ


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Soldier boy
Date: 18 Aug 10 - 11:14 PM

So to recap folks, before you all head off on your travels to Whitby Folk Week.

The 'official' and now set-in-stone "Mudgatherings" to meet Max (Founder and owner of Mudcat),have a chat and hear Max sing and play in Floorspots (and get a chance to buy an historic 'Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010' T shirt(perhaps signed by Max!) as a bonus) are:

*** Mon 23 Aug, 8-11pm at Les and Maggie's session in 'The Endeavour' pub (East/Abbey side).

*** Wed 25 Aug, 4pm in 'The Board Inn' (East/Abbey side near the 199 steps up to the Abbey and close to 'The Duke of York' pub) after the Whitby sratch morris side have finished their day of dancing (which apparently Max may join!) and who meet up 12-1pm in the back yard of 'The Plough' pub (West side).

In between it looks like Max will be on the Esk Belle boat trip to Staithes on Tuesday(see seperate thread) and possibly a half day at the (Robin Hoods) Bay afternoon session and a trip out on the steam train etc etc. It's all to be decided by Max, so you could bump into Max almost anywhere in between the two 'official' Mudbatherings mentioned above!

If you want to be able to recognise Max on his travels (as Bill Sables) suggested just click on "Quick Links" in the top right hand corner of the Mudcat home page and then click on 'Get your Mudcat T Shirt' to see Max modelling the original Mudcat T shirt. He has aged only a bit since, but not that much, so you will recognise him.

I terms of the best opportunity to get to meet Max and have a chance to get to know him and chat to him in a less crowded and noisy enviroment and for Max to feel more relaxed to entertain us all, I would personnaly recommend The Board Inn at 4.00pm on the Wednesday (25 Aug)as perhaps the best venue.

See you there folks and let's all have a good 'un.
It's going to be something special. I can feel it in me bones!

Thank you for all your very valuable contributions on this thread and look out for Max's personal diary/memoirs on Mudcat about his travels in the UK.

Chris


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 19 Aug 10 - 01:01 PM

Just thought - the reason Dick's name didn't come up on the list of season ticket buyers might be because it's Susan who buys the tickets....?

Arriving in Whitby tomorrow, and really looking forward to seeing/ hearing everyone, including Max!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Soldier boy
Date: 20 Aug 10 - 09:10 AM

To follow Max's personal diary/memoire of his visit to the UK go to:

"Max's Thread - UK Escapade"

Which he has just started on arriving here.

Chris


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Jack Campin
Date: 20 Aug 10 - 10:58 AM

Might help if I put my mobile number here, as I'll be in the same house as Max, Dick and Susan for the week, so I could relay messages if you can't get through any other way.

07800 739 557


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Soldier boy
Date: 24 Aug 10 - 08:11 AM

Max has now included photos of his travels on his Uk Escapade thread.


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 24 Aug 10 - 10:10 AM

we had a great day with max yeterday. He joined the Scratch for madness and mayhem in the Shambles while the rain poured outside. We then had a brilliant singaround in the Endeavour with Les and Maggie and plenty of 'catters. Max is now my bosom buddy :)


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: My guru always said
Date: 30 Aug 10 - 06:23 AM

What a fantastic time we had, just starting to catch up with things now that Max has been safely passed across to Souh Wales. Just thought I'd list the MudCat Register here to show Max just how many Catters were at Whitby. Thanks so much to everyone who took time to meet Max, it must have been hard to find time in such a fun-packed festival!

Whitby – Endeavour:

Max
Mike of Northumbria
Herga Kitty
Geoff the Duck
Mrs Duck
Vectis
Noreen
John Routledge
Brid Widder
Beardy
Barb'ry
Les from Hull & Maggie (is she a Guest?)
Bill Sables
Richard Atkins
My guru always said
Cats
Wyrd Sister
Jack Campin
Neardura

Whitby – Board Inn:

Max
Soldier Boy
Geoff the Duck
The Badger
Waterdragon
Tig
Mrs Duck
Mouldy
Susan of DT
Dick Greenhaus
Torch & Guest Nicky
Ian@whitby
Les from Hull & Maggie
Wyrd Sister
John Routledge
r.padgett
Willa
Jack Campin
Cats
Yorkshire Yankee
Neardura
Bill\Sables
Madlion
Noreen
Barb'ry & Andy Hindley
Abuwood
Guest ????
Len Davey (sorry, can't read surname)
My guru always said
Richard Atkins
Raggytash

Apologies from:
Jelly Bean
Wendy B
Stripey-camel
Mootlefish
boats

Not sure who wrote 'Where were you, Max?' but he was definitely there *grin*

Also spotted at Whitby:

FolkieDave
RichA
John MacKenzie
Valmai Goodyear
The Snail
Mandomad
Jingle
Wheatman
Dick Greenhaus
Susan of DT
Malc Bedworth
Gill Bedworth
Dr Price
Guitar73girl
Tig
Badger
Raggytash
Wombat
Ossonflags
AnnR (Guest?)
Mouldy
Lady Policeman
Croc
Linda Kelly
Pistachio
Old Git

And from the Whitby Threads:

Squeezeboxhp
Cooperman
Commander Crabbe
Dave Hanson
JHW
Tootler
Johnp
Betsy
Lowden Jameswright
Ann N
Nick
Guest, Davemc
Diva & Drumshanty
Surreysinger
Mo the Caller
Guest Mary
Arthur itis??
Bodbum
Bfdk
Treewind & Mary Humphreys
Guest, Malcolm Storey
Joe & Mo Nicholson
Johnjo
Mikesamwild
andymac
ChrisP
Selby?
John J
The Smiler?
Gnomad?
Red and White Rabbit
Guest, slomo

I've tried to list everyone (sorry for capitals, my Word settings) but I'm sure I've missed lots (question marks against those I'm not sure were there) and I apologise for any errors...


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: nutty
Date: 30 Aug 10 - 07:01 AM

I was in The Board for a very short while but managed to get a hug from Max and speak to Dick and Susan. Sorry I couldn't stay longer.


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: GUEST,surreysinger sans cookie
Date: 30 Aug 10 - 07:33 AM

Three names missing from your list, Hils ...
Derby Ram, Sylvia N and Liberty Boy , all of whom were on the guest list for the festival (and all of whom were definitely there ... I can vouch for that having dined, drunk tea and played and sung with all of them during the week).


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: My guru always said
Date: 30 Aug 10 - 10:41 AM

Thanks nutty - you must have missed the Register but very glad you got a hug from Max!!!

Thanks too Irene, I'll add those names to Max's list!!


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Les from Hull
Date: 30 Aug 10 - 11:54 AM

There were many more mudcatters at Whitby Folk Week than came to the gathers, probably because they had commitments elsewhere. Even one of the Endeavour landlords posts on Mudcat, but he won't tell me what name he uses.

Presumably Max also met 'catters on the boat trip (raggytash and Gnomad at least). But those were the signing sheets for the two gathers.


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 30 Aug 10 - 03:53 PM

I believe Flyingcat and Saro were at Whitby folk week (at least, CMR were booked, and I believe ran a harmony workshop), but I didn't actually manage to see them. Though I did bump into Trayton one evening, on his way to collect a Chinese takeaway meal for them...

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Surreysinger
Date: 30 Aug 10 - 03:56 PM

Correct Kitty - all three were there, and I bumped into them all more than once. (It was only during one of the late night sings, and at one of the ballad sessions that I discovered who Willa and Diva and Andymac were .. and a couple of weeks earlier I'd discovered who Liberty Boy was, although we had known each other for some time ... strange world this!)


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Cats
Date: 30 Aug 10 - 05:05 PM

can also confirm that. I introduced Saro to Max when we had afternoon tea at Elizabeth Bothams. Flying Cat was around and saw her at the Resolution


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Betsy
Date: 30 Aug 10 - 06:03 PM

Tig will confirm that I arrived promptly at the given time - I arrived at 3.50 pm and exchanged niceties ,but before I entered the Board she advised me that although this was the correct time to be arriving , unfortunately this was Thursday, and not the appointed day Wednesday.
I seem to be writing the following phrase far too often - right place wrong time !!!!. Maybe it's a Senior thing - I've always been a punctual person. Sounds like a good time had by all .


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Leadfingers
Date: 30 Aug 10 - 06:46 PM

Mudcat names CAN be confusing , in 'Real' life and in Facebook ! It would save a LOT of confusion if 'Friend Requests' on F B inncluded a Mudcat handle as well.


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Tootler
Date: 30 Aug 10 - 06:46 PM

I was at the Endeavour on Monday evening and introduced myself briefly to Max at the end of the evening. I was on my way home at the time, though so I was just a "Hello, I'm Tootler". It was a good evening.

I sang "Bonny at Morn".


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Soldier boy
Date: 30 Aug 10 - 08:06 PM

A very big thank you to all Mudcatters who have posted on this thread and who have met up with Max at the MudGathers, and other happenings, in Whitby.

He is a really nice guy and it was a pleasure to meet him.

It was also really good to put a face to so many Mudcatters and I know that you all made him feel very welcome indeed and that he really felt quite honoured and overwhelmed by the whole experience.

Thank you to everyone for making Max's Whitby leg of his UK Escapade tour so very special.

Chris


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: GUEST,MC Fat (at work)
Date: 31 Aug 10 - 06:37 AM

I was there Friday til Tuesday couldn't get to Endevour cos I was running the Station singaround. Would have been nice to meet Max glad he had a good time.


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: GUEST,old git
Date: 31 Aug 10 - 09:06 AM

I met Max on the Staithes Trip...as you can see from his photos.
A charming man!
geoff t


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Northerner
Date: 31 Aug 10 - 01:35 PM

I was only in Whitby for one day this year, so sadly didn't get the chance to see many Mudcat friends. I enjoyed that one day - but it was too short...


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: My guru always said
Date: 31 Aug 10 - 04:37 PM

Many thanks for the additions of flyingcat, trayton, Saro, MC Fat & Northerner who will be added to Max's lists. And I'll make sure you're on the Endeavour MudGather list Tootler!!!

Max has been on a high since reaching the UK, meeting so many Catters and realising just how many we are in the UK. I think he's gaining an understanding of how we integrate within the UK Folk Family.

I can only echo Soldier Boy with thanks to everyone who has helped to make Max's stay in Whitby such a success!


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Banjo-Flower
Date: 31 Aug 10 - 06:26 PM

I also had two great nights in the Elsinore Sat/Sunday
but could n't stay longer so unfortunatly missed Max

Gerry


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 31 Aug 10 - 07:38 PM

You can add Willa to the list of 'Catters at Whitby this year (I know she was there, 'cos we were both staying at the same B&B. Would have told her about the chance to meet Max, but only learned of the meet(s) on the day). It was brilliant to meet Max -- and a bunch of other 'Catters I'd not met before, too (however briefly)...


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: gnomad
Date: 01 Sep 10 - 03:22 AM

Yes, you can add my name to those at the festival, I've been lucky enough to live in the town for the last few years.

Met MGAS when she was tearing up Runswick Bay RB raffle tickets and battling nausea with Wombat. As I was working during roughly half the duration of the festival I just got to attend a few of the maritime sessions at the Endeavour, the boat trip, and a bit of fringe singing.

Those who went on the boat trip will have met me (if only briefly) as I was the guy taking the fares, among other things. I did manage a quick chat with Max, just a chance to say thanks for this place.


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Subject: RE: Max's Whitby Folk Week MudGatherings
From: Les from Hull
Date: 02 Sep 10 - 08:07 AM

I'm pretty certain that 'del boy' and 'MG John' were in the Endeavour on the Monday.


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