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Oxford Folk Festival Cancelled

GUEST,Mike Gibson 15 Feb 11 - 03:56 PM
Ruth Archer 15 Feb 11 - 03:58 PM
GUEST,mattkeen 16 Feb 11 - 04:45 AM
Ruth Archer 16 Feb 11 - 05:02 AM
GUEST 16 Feb 11 - 05:02 AM
GUEST,LDT 16 Feb 11 - 05:16 AM
GUEST,folkiedave 16 Feb 11 - 05:48 AM
melodeonboy 16 Feb 11 - 06:39 AM
Herga Kitty 16 Feb 11 - 01:48 PM
GUEST,Chris Murray 16 Feb 11 - 07:28 PM
GUEST 23 Feb 11 - 02:20 PM
My guru always said 23 Feb 11 - 02:59 PM
Raggytash 23 Feb 11 - 04:22 PM
GUEST,Jane Bird (without cookie) 24 Feb 11 - 03:38 PM
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Subject: Oxford Folk Festival Cancelled
From: GUEST,Mike Gibson
Date: 15 Feb 11 - 03:56 PM

from the website

Cancellation of 2011 Festival
The organisers of Oxford Folk Festival look to create the best live music and dance event in Oxford that we possibly can for our audiences, and for the performers, morris dancers, stewards and all those who make it happen.
Despite having booked a great roster of artists for this year a number of factors are making it impossible for us to hold the festival in 2011. In the current economic climate people are, understandably, more reluctant to commit their hard-earned cash to buy tickets in advance, whilst also costs have increased, with the VAT rise contributing amongst other factors.

We have made as many economies as we can but with the increasing costs of venue and equipment hire, insurance and so on it ís simply not financially feasible to continue the festival this year.

We really hope to be back in the future and, in the meantime, we wish to express our sincere thanks for your support during the 8 years since we started.

We assure you that all tickets sold already will be refunded, and we will not breach the trust we have built with our customers and suppliers at any price.


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Subject: RE: Oxford Folk Festival Cancelled
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 15 Feb 11 - 03:58 PM

Heard earlier today. Totally gutted.


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Subject: RE: Oxford Folk Festival Cancelled
From: GUEST,mattkeen
Date: 16 Feb 11 - 04:45 AM

that is really bad.

I very nice little festival (bit like the Loughborough one Ruth)
Used to sey me up for the Summer


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Subject: RE: Oxford Folk Festival Cancelled
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 16 Feb 11 - 05:02 AM

That's very kind, Matt. :) Oxford did some really interesting stuff (those late-night club DJ sessions in the festival bar with Verity Sharp and Eliza, for example) and, of course, they launched Bellowhead.

I, for one, really hope they're back next year.


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Subject: RE: Oxford Folk Festival Cancelled
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Feb 11 - 05:02 AM

Very sad!


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Subject: RE: Oxford Folk Festival Cancelled
From: GUEST,LDT
Date: 16 Feb 11 - 05:16 AM

I think its a really shame they've had to cancel. Hope they are back bigger and better next year as I was planning on going in 2012.


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Subject: RE: Oxford Folk Festival Cancelled
From: GUEST,folkiedave
Date: 16 Feb 11 - 05:48 AM

never been there but a lot of friends were looking forward to it. Shame


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Subject: RE: Oxford Folk Festival Cancelled
From: melodeonboy
Date: 16 Feb 11 - 06:39 AM

I stewarded there for three years. It was a cracking festival each time. I really hope it's back next year.


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Subject: RE: Oxford Folk Festival Cancelled
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 16 Feb 11 - 01:48 PM

I hope so too - and hopefully not clashing with Crediton or the Bournemouth Voice Tour.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Oxford Folk Festival Cancelled
From: GUEST,Chris Murray
Date: 16 Feb 11 - 07:28 PM

That's terrible. Sadly, I don't think it will be the last festival to be cancelled.


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Subject: RE: Oxford Folk Festival Cancelled
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Feb 11 - 02:20 PM

Isn't it heartening when people pull together!

Although Oxford Folk Festival is taking a break for 2011, there's quite a lot folk in Oxford didn't want to let the weekend of 15th - 17th April pass without some tunes, songs and dances. Ian Giles and many others are helping to make sure that there's a reasonably organised series of events that weekend.

If you want to keep in touch with some fast moving developements have a look at.

http://folkweekendoxford.co.uk/


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Subject: RE: Oxford Folk Festival Cancelled
From: My guru always said
Date: 23 Feb 11 - 02:59 PM

Fantasticnews, so glad Oxford will be having a folk weekend!!


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Subject: RE: Oxford Folk Festival Cancelled
From: Raggytash
Date: 23 Feb 11 - 04:22 PM

Will you please permit me a slight deviation from the theme, I lived in Oxford in the early 80's (student days). Whilst there I met a young singer/songwriter named Lance, for a young man he wrote some extraordinary fine songs, very powerful themes. One in particular was a song called Miss McIntyre which he gave me the words for, another was "Fair Blows the Wind to Australia" a rollicking good chorus song. In the intervening years he must have written other cracking songs and I would like if possible, and with his permission, to pinch some for my reportaire. If anyone could put me in contact with Lance I would be grateful.If anyone has the words to Fair Blows the Winds, I can still remember the tune, even after all these years.

Cheers

Ra


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Subject: RE: Oxford Folk Festival Cancelled
From: GUEST,Jane Bird (without cookie)
Date: 24 Feb 11 - 03:38 PM

Apologies for not giving my name yesterday - it was my post of 23 Feb 11 - 02:20 PM

Cheers,
Jane


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