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U.K. folk pub suggestions, please

ddw 01 Sep 99 - 01:00 AM
bill\sables 01 Sep 99 - 05:35 AM
Jon Freeman 01 Sep 99 - 07:28 AM
Wullie 01 Sep 99 - 03:11 PM
Llanfair 01 Sep 99 - 04:36 PM
Sapper_RE 01 Sep 99 - 04:50 PM
Jon Freeman 01 Sep 99 - 06:48 PM
ddw 01 Sep 99 - 10:12 PM
SueH 02 Sep 99 - 08:08 AM
Jon Freeman 02 Sep 99 - 10:10 AM
bill\sables 02 Sep 99 - 01:40 PM
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Subject: U.K. folk pub suggestions, please
From: ddw
Date: 01 Sep 99 - 01:00 AM

Hi U.K. Mudcatters

I'm leaving Saturday (Sept. 4) for a month in your fair land and I'd love to hear suggestions on folk pubs in your areas.

We'll be in the London area for a few days, then heading through the Midlands, up toward Scotland (tho' not likely into it) and Wales, then back down into the Lake District and ultimately back to London.

I'm not too interested in festivals or big concert venues, mostly looking for intimate little pubs with good music and friendly people. Maybe even places I could join in the music. I play mostly blues and ragtime, but enjoy other forms as well.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

cheers,

ddw


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Subject: RE: U.K. folk pub suggestions, please
From: bill\sables
Date: 01 Sep 99 - 05:35 AM

Hi ddw, If you are in North Yorkshire on Wednesday Nights try the Jug Inn Chapel Haddlesea Near York/ Selby For more info email me at bill@sables48.freeserve.co.uk Cheers Bill PS If you need accomodation in the area let me know


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Subject: RE: U.K. folk pub suggestions, please
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 01 Sep 99 - 07:28 AM

For Wales, this listing seems to be the best. http://www.folkwales.org.uk/listings.html

In my part, North West Wales, I like the mainly Irish session in Bangor on a Friday night the best. I have not checked the listing this time but in my area, the only entry that might be wrong is the Rhyl Folk Club on a Friday night. I might give it as the Bee which is closed. As far as I understand, it has moved to Costigans which is opposite it.

A couple more notes: The Llandudno session on a Thursday night is friendly but very quite - usualy 3 or 4 beginners.

The Conwy Session on a Sunday night is chaos and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone at the moment. I get free beer for organising this one but there are times when I wonder whether it is worth it although the holiday season is nearly over so things should settle down a bit.

Jon


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Subject: RE: U.K. folk pub suggestions, please
From: Wullie
Date: 01 Sep 99 - 03:11 PM

Try the Masons Arms Ackworth (Bens) or the Grove Inn (Steve's)in Wakefield on a Wed 8-30 or Brewers Pride (Jeff's) in Ossett Thurs night. Thats in the North East of England near Leeds. Wullie


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Subject: RE: U.K. folk pub suggestions, please
From: Llanfair
Date: 01 Sep 99 - 04:36 PM

If you get to Mid Wales around the 17th, it is our monthly session at the Red Lion, Llanfair Caereinion, near Welshpool. Phone 01938 810912 if you are in the area at that time. Folk on a boat is on Saturday, Oct. 2nd, from Welshpool. Hwyl, Bron.


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Subject: RE: U.K. folk pub suggestions, please
From: Sapper_RE
Date: 01 Sep 99 - 04:50 PM

Try these websites for UK folk info:- http://www.denbigh-festival.demon.co.uk/folklist.html

http://www.stirrings.co.uk/folkzone/stirrings/clubs.html

http://www.btinternet.com/~troubleatmill/

If you plan being in the Derbyshire Dales drop me an e-mail. Bob


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Subject: RE: U.K. folk pub suggestions, please
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 01 Sep 99 - 06:48 PM

I have just checked

http://www.denbigh-festival.demon.co.uk/folklist.html

Even though Denbigh is in North West Wales the details for this area is very poor. There are several ommisions, and it lists at least one (Betws-y-Coed on a Thursday night) that changed venues and nights more than a year ago.

I usually check the North West Wales listing in folkwales.org listing for Mick Tems when he notifies us of an uptate in the folk music and I know that he is very keen to ensure the information he supplies is accurate. I wouldthink that his is the most reliable site for all of Wales

Jon


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Subject: RE: U.K. folk pub suggestions, please
From: ddw
Date: 01 Sep 99 - 10:12 PM

Wow! Great responses.

I won't try to thank you individually here, but do want to say a BIG THANKS for all the responses. I'll check out the sites listed and, if we're in the areas of those who included phone numbers, I'll try to get in touch.

If anyone else has suggestions, I'd still love to hear them, tho' I won't have a chance to check them after about o500 GMT on Friday.

Thanks again, everybody.

Cheers,

ddw


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Subject: RE: U.K. folk pub suggestions, please
From: SueH
Date: 02 Sep 99 - 08:08 AM

If you are on your way up towards to Midlands around Wednesday (Sept 8th), we have a monthly session in a pub called The Greyhound, at Codicote, about 3 miles off the A1M, Junction 8.

Starts about 8.15pm, very friendly, English & Celtic music, singing, fiddles, melodeons, concertinas, hammered dulcimer, guitars, bouzouki, flutes, whistles, bodhrans etc etc.

also on around that week locally - Hitchin Folk Club, Sun Sep 12th, Isla St Clair - and on the way back down: Sun 26th Sep, Hitchin Folk Club (herts), Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick, & THe Stables, Multon Keynes (Bucks), Battlefield Band; Friday 24th Sep, Mad Nanny Folk Club, Letchworth, Herts - Sun Trap & Tam Lin.

Sue


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Subject: RE: U.K. folk pub suggestions, please
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 02 Sep 99 - 10:10 AM

Hello ddw,

I always like meeting fellow musicians. Seeing as you mentioned phone numbers, if you do end up going to a North Wales event (say within 25 files of Llandudno) you could always give me a bell and I will try to come along and say hello. My phone number is 01492 877299

Jon


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Subject: RE: U.K. folk pub suggestions, please
From: bill\sables
Date: 02 Sep 99 - 01:40 PM

My phone number in North Yorkshire is 01977 683357 Cheers Bill Sables


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Subject: RE: U.K. folk pub suggestions, please
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 02 Sep 99 - 09:28 PM

The South Riding Folk Network maintains a large (though not guaranteed!) listing of folk clubs and pub sessions in the South Yorkshire & North Derbyshire area in their online directory at: http://welcome.to/srfn

If you find yourself in Sheffield, "Fagan's", a pub on Broad Lane near the city centre, is generally a good bet; many of the resident musicians are of a pretty high standard, though it can get crowded. The music is mainly Irish-related, but it's worth mentioning that Keith Hinchliffe, one of the Wednesday night residents, also plays some impressive ragtime guitar.

Have a great time!

Malcolm Douglas


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Subject: RE: U.K. folk pub suggestions, please
From: ddw
Date: 03 Sep 99 - 01:03 AM

Well, folks, that's it. Shift ending and I'm outta here to get a little sleep and then make final preparations for going to Merry Olde.

I just wanted to say thanks again for all your great suggestions. I'll have them all with me and if I get a chance I'll call each of y ou while I'm there and try to buy y ou a pint.

cheers,

ddw


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Subject: RE: U.K. folk pub suggestions, please
From: Eddie_Wake@dell.com
Date: 03 Sep 99 - 12:16 PM

Dear DDL

If you find yourself in the Co. Durham are on Thursday night, there is a singaround at THE COLPITTS pub in Durham city centre. I have not been for a while, but I remember it as being very friendly & informal.

Hope you enjoy your trip

Eddie Wake


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