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Festivals in Europe?

reggie miles 14 Apr 11 - 10:49 AM
Ernest 14 Apr 11 - 02:07 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 14 Apr 11 - 05:18 PM
reggie miles 14 Apr 11 - 07:08 PM
reggie miles 14 Apr 11 - 07:18 PM
Ernest 15 Apr 11 - 01:36 AM
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Subject: Festivals in Europe?
From: reggie miles
Date: 14 Apr 11 - 10:49 AM

I'll be spending some time in Belgium in late June and wanted to know if anyone had any festival recommendations in the area. One friend mentioned that there's a great one in Rudolstadt, Germanay.

Many thanks, Reg


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Subject: RE: Festivals in Europe?
From: Ernest
Date: 14 Apr 11 - 02:07 PM

Hi Reggie

Rudolstadt takes place from June 30th until July 3rd, 2011. More information on https://tff-rudolstadt.de/


One near Munich June 25th and 26th: http://www.greenfarmfestival.moonfruit.com/


And a smaller, but nice one in Berlin (June 18th, toring other plces between 16th and 10th,scroll down to end of page for the dates and plances):
http://www.robbiedoyle.com/concerts.html

All the others I know of are too early or too late in the year - but I don`t think I know everything...;0)

Good luck - hope to see you in Berlin!
Ernest


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Subject: RE: Festivals in Europe?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 14 Apr 11 - 05:18 PM

These would fit with Rudolstadt.

Colour Cafe Festival, Brussels, June 24-26. A bit of everything!
http://www.coureurcafe.be

Park Blues Festival, Lommel, Belgium, 25 June. One day only. http://www.parkblues.be

Wereldfolklorefestival, Izegem, Belgium, a big folk dance festival, held every two years. June 30-July 5, 2011.


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Subject: RE: Festivals in Europe?
From: reggie miles
Date: 14 Apr 11 - 07:08 PM

Thanks Ernest and Q!

I've been invited to entertain on the last weekend in June, the 25th and 26th, in Maasmechelen, Belgium, at their annual Del Mundo Street Theater Festival. I'm investigating whether there's a possibility of organizing additional performance opportunities while in the region. Anything at all will work, from busking scenes to clubs, pubs, coffeehouses, house concerts, festivals, and theaters, private parties, etc..., you name it. So, the event at Rudolstadt, on the following weekend, would be a nice addition. Though, they seem to highlight specific countries, musical forms and instruments at that event, I wonder if they'd consider inviting those outside of those chosen themes?

Rats! So, I guess that I'll have the No Park Blues Festival Blues. That also leaves me too busy to take in the Color Cafe Festival in Brussels. Perhaps, the Wereldfolklorefestival is a possibiliy. I'll look into that.

Someone else mentioned Woodstock Festival Poland, on the border of Germany. It's a free rock based event and it's supposed to attract half a million visitors. I've never considered my self a rocker but I have had folks say that I rock. ;o)


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Subject: RE: Festivals in Europe?
From: reggie miles
Date: 14 Apr 11 - 07:18 PM

This will be my European debut. So, any advice that you world travelers or Euro dwellers might have to offer is also very much appreciated. For instance, will I be able to bring recordings with me to offer at my shows? Or, will international border customs agents frown on that idea?

If that is an impossible idea, are there means of copying my recordings once I arrive? Perhaps I could bring one copy of each and used them as masters to burn additional CDRs to offer listeners. My latest work isn't available online yet.

What air travel with my guitar? Is there a preferred case or anyone here would recommend? I'd hate to arrive, only to find my favorite guitar crunched.

Many thanks, Reg


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Subject: RE: Festivals in Europe?
From: Ernest
Date: 15 Apr 11 - 01:36 AM

Reggie,
I`ve never been to Rudolstadt, but from the lineup they DO have music outside their highlited topics. And if I remember correctly people told me that there is music outside of the regular program, sessions and busking. You might inquire at office@tff-rudolstadt.de.

If you make it, you might meet a few Berliners - quite a few prople are regulars.

Best
Ernest


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Subject: RE: Festivals in Europe?
From: Folkiedave
Date: 15 Apr 11 - 02:47 AM

And Glorystrokes from Sheffield are on at Rudolstadt.


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Subject: RE: Festivals in Europe?
From: reggie miles
Date: 20 Apr 11 - 02:11 AM

That's great to hear Folkiedave! I hope it's not too late to get a response from them regarding adding me to their list of entertainers.

Well, given the number of folks from the other side of the pond, that frequent this site and the number of posts having to do with the music scene over there, I was kind of hoping for a bit more specific insight to be offered, from those who are familiar with that neck o' the woods. Perhaps, the majority of you are from a narrow part of that vast expanse, on the other side and I should being asking for any info you might be willing to offer from your specific areas, regarding festivals that might be willing to feature an American with a homemade resophonic guitar and a hand saw.

So, I'm now thinking that I should expand my horizons to also include the UK and Ireland in my search for additional venues that might be willing to host my endeavors. I might as well. I'd love to consider that I'll be invited to return or that other opportunities will arise once I'm there and folks get an earful of what I have to offer. I'd love to have another opportunity like this. However, should something unforeseen delay that return, I would really enjoy seeing as much as I can and being able to share my music with as many as I can while there.

So, are there any Mudcatters in the UK or Ireland that would be willing to hip me to the best Folk and Blues venues or festivals that might consider hosting my acoustic bottleneck Folk/Blues while I'm in the area? Of course, if a guy playing a guitar made out of recycled garage sale junk and flexing razor sharp spring steel teeth betwixt his knees, with the pointy parts mere millimeters away from body parts that don't grow back, isn't interesting enough to consider, I will also be traveling with a partner while on this adventure. He is, perhaps, the world's best known spoon player. He's the guy featured on Soundgarden's Grammy Award winning song, Cd and video "Spoonman".


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Subject: RE: Festivals in Europe?
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 20 Apr 11 - 02:45 AM

Hey Reggie, could you do me a big favour, please?

Keep a look out to see if anyone is using Shipping Containers for noise control?

:-)


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Subject: RE: Festivals in Europe?
From: Deckman
Date: 20 Apr 11 - 09:54 AM

GOOD LUCK REG ... don't forget to make it a round trip! bob(deckman)nelson


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Subject: RE: Festivals in Europe?
From: reggie miles
Date: 20 Apr 11 - 02:18 PM

Round trip? I was hoping to find some long lost relatives in the old country and have them adopt me. ;o)


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Subject: RE: Festivals in Europe?
From: reggie miles
Date: 20 Apr 11 - 03:12 PM

Okay, how about this? I'll be traveling with a troupe of six naked belly dancers, two talking monkeys and a world champion chess playing chicken. Does that do anything for ya?

If we don't get any additional responses soon, we're gonna hafta eat the chicken for supper!


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Subject: RE: Festivals in Europe?
From: Deckman
Date: 20 Apr 11 - 03:25 PM

"ONE DAY A CHICKEN, CAME INTO OUR YARD,
SHE WALKED RIGHT, CAUGHT US OFF GUARD.
WE MADE HER WELCOME, GOT HER SOME FOOD,
SHE TASTED IT, AND DECLARED IT GOOD.

CHO:
ONE EGG A DAY, ONE EGG A DAY,
ONE EGG DAY, THAT'S WHAT SHE'D LAY.

OUR CHICKEN'S GONE NOW, BUT SHE TASTED GOOD,
SHE TASTED GOOD, LIKE A CHICKEN SHOULD ..."


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Subject: RE: Festivals in Europe?
From: reggie miles
Date: 21 Apr 11 - 03:35 PM

The Fooles Troupe, if ya put a shipping container near spoonman, while he's playing, he's, more than likely, going to use it as percussion device. He's just that way. ;o)

I've seen him use his audience as part of his show/act, playing his spoons on various body parts of audience members standing nearby. It's all in good fun, and fun is a big part, perhaps the biggest part, of why so many of us have spent so much of our lives following this musical path in the first place.


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