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Ageing Folkie looking for a folk band (UK)

Green Man 20 Aug 10 - 06:16 AM
Dave Hanson 20 Aug 10 - 07:33 AM
GUEST,BBP at work 20 Aug 10 - 07:48 AM
Les in Chorlton 20 Aug 10 - 09:06 AM
alex s 20 Aug 10 - 09:09 AM
terrier 20 Aug 10 - 10:50 AM
The Fooles Troupe 20 Aug 10 - 06:43 PM
SteveMansfield 21 Aug 10 - 07:11 AM
Green Man 23 Aug 10 - 07:16 AM
Dave Hanson 23 Aug 10 - 07:59 AM
Leadfingers 23 Aug 10 - 08:07 AM
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Les in Chorlton 23 Aug 10 - 01:49 PM
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Green Man 26 Aug 10 - 07:40 AM
Terry McDonald 26 Aug 10 - 07:48 AM
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Subject: Ageing Folkie looking for a folk band.
From: Green Man
Date: 20 Aug 10 - 06:16 AM

I live in Worcestershire and feel that I have sat on my brain long enough. Anyone else want to give it a go?

I play Guitar, Melodeon and occasionally a mando something.

Arrhh


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Subject: RE: Ageing Folkie looking for a folk band.
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 20 Aug 10 - 07:33 AM

I don't play with ' green ' people, they could be from Mars.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Ageing Folkie looking for a folk band.
From: GUEST,BBP at work
Date: 20 Aug 10 - 07:48 AM

It's probably where you left it.


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Subject: RE: Ageing Folkie looking for a folk band.
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 20 Aug 10 - 09:06 AM

Start a Beginners Tune Session with a small collection of easy tunes. Invite people along play slow with lots of repaets. Lots of fun and in no time you will have a band

Cheers
L in C#
we have at The Beech


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Subject: RE: Ageing Folkie looking for a folk band.
From: alex s
Date: 20 Aug 10 - 09:09 AM

hope you can "sauce" some musicians..... tee hee.


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Subject: RE: Ageing Folkie looking for a folk band.
From: terrier
Date: 20 Aug 10 - 10:50 AM

I thought all folkies were AG-ED ? Or are they folk keys. ;)


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Subject: RE: Ageing Folkie looking for a folk band.
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 20 Aug 10 - 06:43 PM

AG-ED - Ah - I C ....


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Subject: RE: Ageing Folkie looking for a folk band (UK)
From: SteveMansfield
Date: 21 Aug 10 - 07:11 AM

How about finding yourself a morris side?

The melodeon will get a good run out playing for the dancing, and any half-decent side will also have off-shoots and side projects, not to mention weekends and days away, when the guitar and mando will get an airing ...


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Subject: RE: Ageing Folkie looking for a folk band (UK)
From: Green Man
Date: 23 Aug 10 - 07:16 AM

Thanks for the helpful and not so helpful but amusing replies. I spent 15yrs with a Morris side and along the way, apart from tunes became quire knowledgeable regarding beer.

I am in Worcestershire so there must be some like minded folkies sitting around who would like to give it a go.

I don#'t expect to form a geezer band (Like a boy band but more mature) instantly but would like to have some fun.

Come to think of it 'The Geezer Band' ain't a bad name for a band either.

GM

PS I ain't green.


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Subject: RE: Ageing Folkie looking for a folk band (UK)
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 23 Aug 10 - 07:59 AM

If I wasn't in Yorkshire GM I would be interested.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Ageing Folkie looking for a folk band (UK)
From: Leadfingers
Date: 23 Aug 10 - 08:07 AM

Move to West London / Thames valley and re post ! LOL


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Subject: RE: Ageing Folkie looking for a folk band (UK)
From: GUEST,allanfcmm
Date: 23 Aug 10 - 08:48 AM

you could try asking at singarounds/folk clubs. If you havent seen it before this site may be helpful.

www.worcesterfolk.org.uk/


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Subject: RE: Ageing Folkie looking for a folk band (UK)
From: terrier
Date: 23 Aug 10 - 09:15 AM

Never mind West London / Thames valley, move to North Wales, we could do with some new blood up here. Worcestershire is a bit far to travel from here.


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Subject: RE: Ageing Folkie looking for a folk band (UK)
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 23 Aug 10 - 01:49 PM

believe me:

Start a Beginners Tune Session with a small collection of easy tunes. Invite people along play slow with lots of repaets. Lots of fun and in no time you will have a band

Cheers
L in C#
we have at The Beech


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Subject: RE: Ageing Folkie looking for a folk band (UK)
From: leeneia2
Date: 23 Aug 10 - 04:26 PM

I found musical friends by offering a class or two in an adult education program. I believe in the UK this is called 'The Open University.'

One class was in early music and the other was on Irish flute. A few people in the class said, "This is so much fun. Why don't we do it regularly?" And so we did.

Another way you might find other players is by talking to church music ministers. They are often aware of who plays what.


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Subject: RE: Ageing Folkie looking for a folk Group (UK)
From: Green Man
Date: 26 Aug 10 - 07:40 AM

Should be folk group as I do enjoy a good squawk especially with others.


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Subject: RE: Ageing Folkie looking for a folk band (UK)
From: Terry McDonald
Date: 26 Aug 10 - 07:48 AM

Leeneia2 - the Open University is a 'proper' university, offering degree courses by distance learning. What you describe sounds more like the University of the Third Age or simply 'Evening Classes' which offer primarily recreational courses.

Surely Green Man just needs to start going to a folk club or clubs on a regular basis. I think Mr Red's site covers Worcestershire.


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Subject: RE: Ageing Folkie looking for a folk band (UK)
From: Green Man
Date: 26 Aug 10 - 10:12 AM

Hi Terry, haven't seen you for ages.


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Subject: RE: Ageing Folkie looking for a folk band (UK)
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Aug 10 - 06:55 PM

whereabouts in Worcestershire and what kindda stuff do you play/wanna play?


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Subject: RE: Ageing Folkie looking for a folk band (UK)
From: Terry McDonald
Date: 26 Aug 10 - 07:09 PM

I can't place the name, Green Man! Tell me more, by PM if you like.


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Subject: RE: Ageing Folkie looking for a folk band (UK)
From: Suegorgeous
Date: 26 Aug 10 - 07:25 PM

I'm looking for a guitarist, but in Bristol. Probably too far...


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Subject: RE: Ageing Folkie looking for a folk band (UK)
From: leeneia2
Date: 27 Aug 10 - 11:11 AM

"Surely Green Man just needs to start going to a folk club or clubs on a regular basis."

if there is one anywhere near
if he doesn't mind making music in a bar
if they are open to new people
if he knows the tunes they know

That's too many ifs to qualify for a surely.


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Subject: RE: Ageing Folkie looking for a folk band (UK)
From: Terry McDonald
Date: 27 Aug 10 - 11:28 AM

Just had a look a Worcesterfolk.org, plus Mr Red's pages for Worcestershire and there seem to be plenty of sessions and clubs in that county. I've never been to a folk club that objects to new people coming in and while many of the ones around here (Dorset) are in bars (or annexes of bars) they're usually pretty empty and the folk session provides the majority of the customers. 'Near' is obviously a relative term, but I think it'd be difficult to live more than ten miles from somewhere hosting a session or club. As I understand it, what Green Man is looking for involves singing. It doesn't take long to pick up on songs. I think.


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Subject: RE: Ageing Folkie looking for a folk band (UK)
From: GUEST,worcs wanderer
Date: 27 Aug 10 - 12:44 PM

Terry is right about there being a choice of acoustic music sessions and folk clubs in Worcestershire. If you're near Worcester then Mike's web page is very helpful:

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/worcesterfolk/Home.htm

The session I go to has originated several bands and solo performers who gig regularly.


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