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Easter 2012 Ellesmere Port Shanty fest.

MartinRyan 26 Feb 12 - 07:49 AM
Crane Driver 26 Feb 12 - 11:07 AM
Barb'ry 26 Feb 12 - 01:09 PM
Sailor Ron 27 Feb 12 - 11:57 AM
GUEST,AEOLA 28 Feb 12 - 07:56 AM
Shantyfreak 29 Feb 12 - 06:00 AM
Dave Earl 29 Feb 12 - 07:15 AM
GUEST,Myrtle's cook 29 Feb 12 - 07:55 AM
MartinRyan 29 Feb 12 - 02:24 PM
GUEST,old git 01 Mar 12 - 09:27 AM
GUEST,ossonflags 02 Mar 12 - 06:09 AM
GUEST,Les Sullivan 03 Mar 12 - 04:57 AM
GUEST,Doxy 12 Mar 12 - 02:42 PM
Snuffy 13 Mar 12 - 10:15 AM
GUEST,Doxy 16 Mar 12 - 08:36 AM
MartinRyan 01 Apr 12 - 03:56 AM
GUEST 09 Apr 12 - 02:40 PM
Geoff the Duck 09 Apr 12 - 04:11 PM
kerry and Mandy 09 Apr 12 - 05:06 PM
MoorleyMan 09 Apr 12 - 06:21 PM
Dave Earl 09 Apr 12 - 06:30 PM
GUEST,henryp 10 Apr 12 - 08:23 AM
Bernard 10 Apr 12 - 11:23 AM
GUEST,Doxy 11 Apr 12 - 06:30 AM
Bernard 11 Apr 12 - 10:51 AM
Snuffy 11 Apr 12 - 01:09 PM
Bernard 11 Apr 12 - 01:12 PM
GUEST,Doxy 11 Apr 12 - 01:24 PM
MartinRyan 11 Apr 12 - 06:39 PM
Ross Campbell 11 Apr 12 - 10:47 PM
MartinRyan 12 Apr 12 - 03:32 AM
GUEST,Les Sullivan 13 Apr 12 - 02:09 AM
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Subject: Easter 2012 Ellesmere Port Shanty fest.
From: MartinRyan
Date: 26 Feb 12 - 07:49 AM

Anyone going/performing? Looks like I may get there again this year.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Easter 2012 Ellesmere Port Shanty fest.
From: Crane Driver
Date: 26 Feb 12 - 11:07 AM

We'll be there again

Looking forward to meeting everyone

Andrew & Carole
Crane Drivin' Music


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Subject: RE: Easter 2012 Ellesmere Port Shanty fest.
From: Barb'ry
Date: 26 Feb 12 - 01:09 PM

We'll be there as well. Looking forward to seeing you, Andrew and Carole, as well as everyone else!

Here are the details:

Shanty Festival, Ellesmere Port


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Subject: RE: Easter 2012 Ellesmere Port Shanty fest.
From: Sailor Ron
Date: 27 Feb 12 - 11:57 AM

I'll be there, after last year how could I fail to be!


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Subject: RE: Easter 2012 Ellesmere Port Shanty fest.
From: GUEST,AEOLA
Date: 28 Feb 12 - 07:56 AM

I'll be there for the first time along with some friends, looking forward to it!


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Subject: RE: Easter 2012 Ellesmere Port Shanty fest.
From: Shantyfreak
Date: 29 Feb 12 - 06:00 AM

I'll be there d.v.
Hope to see some of you early on at the CFS do.
The weekend timetable is looking good and a lot of the old favourite's will be docking for a while. I just hope I don't have last year's problems and miss out again.
Plenty of Info at www.shanty.org.uk including provisional programme.
Jim


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Subject: RE: Easter 2012 Ellesmere Port Shanty fest.
From: Dave Earl
Date: 29 Feb 12 - 07:15 AM

Thoroughly enjoyed last years Festival

But don't think I can afford the Hotel/B&B cost this year

Dave


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Subject: RE: Easter 2012 Ellesmere Port Shanty fest.
From: GUEST,Myrtle's cook
Date: 29 Feb 12 - 07:55 AM

If anyone is reading this thread wondering whether to go...

Having been last year, I can only say 'Go!' - a great venue, great line up and great value (and friendly, helpful organisers). This festival is well deserving of support.

Anyone deterred by the cost of potential Hotel B&B might consider that Chester is only a short drive away and blessed with a wide range of offordable B&B (trip Advisor website might be a good place to start).


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Subject: RE: Easter 2012 Ellesmere Port Shanty fest.
From: MartinRyan
Date: 29 Feb 12 - 02:24 PM

Flights booked....

Regards


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Subject: RE: Easter 2012 Ellesmere Port Shanty fest.
From: GUEST,old git
Date: 01 Mar 12 - 09:27 AM

Unfortunately the Roaring Forties can't make it this year...but I can only endorse some of the above comments. If it's even half as good as last year it's well worth a visit.

geoff turner


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Subject: RE: Easter 2012 Ellesmere Port Shanty fest.
From: GUEST,ossonflags
Date: 02 Mar 12 - 06:09 AM

I.ll be there, me! and performing.


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Subject: RE: Easter 2012 Ellesmere Port Shanty fest.
From: GUEST,Les Sullivan
Date: 03 Mar 12 - 04:57 AM

myself and Carys will be there can we have the same weather as last year I actually got a sun tan!


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Subject: RE: Easter 2012 Ellesmere Port Shanty fest.
From: GUEST,Doxy
Date: 12 Mar 12 - 02:42 PM

Hi Everyone,
I Have had Derek praying for sun for the last month so bring your sun cream Les!!
Cheers
Doxy


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Subject: RE: Easter 2012 Ellesmere Port Shanty fest.
From: Snuffy
Date: 13 Mar 12 - 10:15 AM

I'll be there with Sharp As Razors.

Oh yes .... and our new CD!


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Subject: RE: Easter 2012 Ellesmere Port Shanty fest.
From: GUEST,Doxy
Date: 16 Mar 12 - 08:36 AM

Hi Everyone,

Well the last minute frenzy of activity is well in progress here. Only 21 sleeps till the festival!!!

Titanic brewery confirmed so we have some decent ale sorted!!!

Not to mention a great line up.

Children's workshops and events for those of you who are parents pr even grandparents...........

Fair Winds

Doxy

:0)


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Subject: RE: Easter 2012 Ellesmere Port Shanty fest.
From: MartinRyan
Date: 01 Apr 12 - 03:56 AM

Nearly there...


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Subject: RE: Easter 2012 Ellesmere Port Shanty fest.
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Apr 12 - 02:40 PM

Thanks to all of the organisers of the Shanty Fest, 3 generations of my family went over Easter Saturday and Sunday, and we all had a great time!


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Subject: RE: Easter 2012 Ellesmere Port Shanty fest.
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 09 Apr 12 - 04:11 PM

Had lots of fun.
qUACK!
Geoff.


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Subject: RE: Easter 2012 Ellesmere Port Shanty fest.
From: kerry and Mandy
Date: 09 Apr 12 - 05:06 PM

we had agreat time, really enjoyed it. big thanks to the organiser's.
good job well done.
kerry and mandy


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Subject: RE: Easter 2012 Ellesmere Port Shanty fest.
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 09 Apr 12 - 06:21 PM

Yeah, I'd heartily endorse all those comments - twas a fabulous, fun 3 days, from which I (and my voice!) am still recovering (in the nicest possible way!)...

Tremendous atmosphere, far too many brilliant performances to name, and tons of fine singing... (good to meet ya too, K&M)...
It was a real privilege to again be part of the loyal crew keeping our maritime music alive.

But let's not forget it just couldn't have even happened, or been such a magnificent success, without the sterling efforts of the Shanty UK organisers and committee. What a team!
Congrats again J & D, and massive thanx! Here's to the next Gathering!


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Subject: RE: Easter 2012 Ellesmere Port Shanty fest.
From: Dave Earl
Date: 09 Apr 12 - 06:30 PM

Wish I could have been there.

Glad it went well,

Dave


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Subject: RE: Easter 2012 Ellesmere Port Shanty fest.
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 10 Apr 12 - 08:23 AM

http://www.podcast.canstream.co.uk/oldham/index.php?atp=oldhamcr_listen_again_loader&loadpost=0&loadcat=Sounds Of Folk

Alio and Bernard paid a visit. You can listen again to last night's Sounds of Folk on Oldham Community Radio.


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Subject: RE: Easter 2012 Ellesmere Port Shanty fest.
From: Bernard
Date: 10 Apr 12 - 11:23 AM

Yes, the Oldham Community Radio 'Sounds of Folk' Broadside Outcasts were there on Good Friday, and we did a bit of recording - the plan is to put a full programme together, broadcast date yet to be confirmed!

We interviewed Anna Shannon, Shanty Jack and Nine Tenths Below, and recorded a song from each. We also had a chat with 'Doxy' Julia about the festival.

Alio has nearly thawed out, now...!


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Subject: RE: Easter 2012 Ellesmere Port Shanty fest.
From: GUEST,Doxy
Date: 11 Apr 12 - 06:30 AM

Hi Everyone,
We'll we're back home and recovering. The weekend went in a bit of ahwirl for us. There were over 40 different performers there, singaround space all weekend, stalls, narrow boats, children's activities. I can't remember when I saw so many happy smiling faces or was hugged and heartily kissed (on the cheek!) by so many bearded people in such a short space of time.
We are allaglow! Derek and I have put some photos up on our facebook pages, but we will be doing a 'proper job' with photos and some video clips on the Shanty UK web site. Keep looking as they will be being added over the next few weeks.
I am not going to name any individual artists in this post as all of them made an invaluable contribution to the success of the event. All came because they wanted to be there, to share the music and help keep it alive!
Our thanks go to all the artists and the volunteers who unstintingly and with great goodwill gave their time to make this weekend a warm, inclusive and successful event enjoyed by all. The responses we have had from the people who came along to watch have been lovely. Some from people who have never heard this kind of music before, had come to the museum on spec and stayed for the whole weekend, others who found us last year and wanted to thank us as this year they had brought their whole family.
So thank you all again, and here's to 2013!!!
Fair Winds
Doxy


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Subject: RE: Easter 2012 Ellesmere Port Shanty fest.
From: Bernard
Date: 11 Apr 12 - 10:51 AM

How's Hughie Jones?


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Subject: RE: Easter 2012 Ellesmere Port Shanty fest.
From: Snuffy
Date: 11 Apr 12 - 01:09 PM

And how's Les Sullivan? I was really looking forward to seing both of them


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Subject: RE: Easter 2012 Ellesmere Port Shanty fest.
From: Bernard
Date: 11 Apr 12 - 01:12 PM

Dave Howden apparently did a sterling job replacing both of them!!


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Subject: RE: Easter 2012 Ellesmere Port Shanty fest.
From: GUEST,Doxy
Date: 11 Apr 12 - 01:24 PM

Hi Everyone. Although hughie wasn't well enough to come on Friday and Saturday. He was well enough to join Paul Sirman for a couple of songs in the Rolt Foyer. The acoustics were amazing and from the reports I've had I'm really sorry that I missed it.
Hughie assured me he is well on the mend. Chris said he's well on the mend too and as she had allowed him out I believe her. We were so pleased to see him.

Les is suffering with a Lurgy which should hopefully clear up in a short while. We'll be inviting him again next year as he was sorely missed. Great writer, great all round performer and all in all a great bloke!!
Cheers
Doxy,

Yes next week we start work planning the 2013 event. We already have a number of artists committed to coming, stalls and volunteers who want to come back. Watch this Space!!!


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Subject: RE: Easter 2012 Ellesmere Port Shanty fest.
From: MartinRyan
Date: 11 Apr 12 - 06:39 PM

I sat in for an hour or so of singaround on Saturday - enjoyed it very much. Sang two songs - one of which was The Maid of Cabra West, discussed elsewhere in this parish! Turned out another participant had been planning to sing a Liverpool version... Which he did - very interesting comparison.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Easter 2012 Ellesmere Port Shanty fest.
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 11 Apr 12 - 10:47 PM

Sorry I missed "The Maid of Cabra West" from you, Martin, and the Liverpool version (whodunnit?) I re-discovered Frank Harte's rendition a couple of years ago, and after a bit of digging found the original (London) version which I had heard many years before, and a Birmingham version which was as appropriate to its location as the other two. I decided that there had to be a Blackpool/Fleetwood version and now there is.

If you can identify the singer of the Liverpool version, I would be very interested in tracking down that too.

I unfortunately couldn't hang around for long after our Red Duster sets (and thanks to Julia and Derek for the opportunity to present our stuff), but I did hear a half-set from Males de Mer (very impressed) and caught Hughie's spot (great to see and hear him in good voice). Missed so many people, better luck next time!

Ross


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Subject: RE: Easter 2012 Ellesmere Port Shanty fest.
From: MartinRyan
Date: 12 Apr 12 - 03:32 AM

Hi Ross

I didn't get the guys name - but he was aware of Mudcat and promised to post the set here! He, and others who heard us talking, knew the origins of the song and seemed to agree that Derek Brimstone was largely responsible for its one-time popularity in England. I'll go back over the relevant Mudcat thread later and see what can be added.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Easter 2012 Ellesmere Port Shanty fest.
From: GUEST,Les Sullivan
Date: 13 Apr 12 - 02:09 AM

Thanks for all the good wishes I am pleased to see all went well Self and Carys much improved we are setting off to Crediton now I think my voice will hold out1


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Subject: RE: Easter 2012 Ellesmere Port Shanty fest.
From: GUEST,Doxy
Date: 17 Apr 12 - 05:32 PM

Hi Les
Really glad to hear you are on the mend. Hope you had a good time at Crediton, will we see you at Upton?
Cheers
Doxy


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Subject: RE: Easter 2012 Ellesmere Port Shanty fest.
From: Richard from Liverpool
Date: 18 Apr 12 - 02:46 PM

If I could add a third plea for the Liverpool version of The Maid of Cabra West! I would love to see that, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed...


It was me (without cookie) earlier on saying that 3 generations of my family enjoyed the festival - went with my wife and kid on the Saturday to enjoy the singers around the museum, and then came again with my dad on the Sunday to take up residence next to the bar/singaround! Some good ales on, at a very good price this year. I mainly drank the Titanic Stout, my dad was enjoying the Spitting Feathers (Basketcase, I think it was?)

Brilliant atmosphere and great singing, I hope this becomes an annual tradition because I'm already looking forward to next year


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