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GUEST,Fyldeplayer 22 Jul 12 - 11:29 AM
Tyke 22 Jul 12 - 11:45 AM
Banjo-Flower 22 Jul 12 - 12:22 PM
Surreysinger 22 Jul 12 - 01:06 PM
Herga Kitty 22 Jul 12 - 06:47 PM
r.padgett 22 Jul 12 - 06:49 PM
GUEST,Fyldeplayer 23 Jul 12 - 02:13 AM
Gillie 23 Jul 12 - 04:52 AM
Herga Kitty 23 Jul 12 - 05:57 AM
r.padgett 23 Jul 12 - 08:06 AM
cujimmy 23 Jul 12 - 08:21 AM
GUEST,Raggytash 23 Jul 12 - 09:20 AM
GeoffLawes 23 Jul 12 - 10:06 AM
Les from Hull 23 Jul 12 - 10:35 AM
r.padgett 24 Jul 12 - 10:11 AM
Joe Nicholson 24 Jul 12 - 11:43 AM
GUEST,Raggytash 24 Jul 12 - 01:00 PM
GUEST,cujimmy 24 Jul 12 - 01:08 PM
GUEST 24 Jul 12 - 02:09 PM
GUEST,Noreen 24 Jul 12 - 02:10 PM
GUEST,Fyldeplayer 24 Jul 12 - 02:38 PM
r.padgett 25 Jul 12 - 02:57 AM
GUEST,The Station Inn, Whitby 25 Jul 12 - 10:59 AM
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cujimmy 25 Jul 12 - 05:06 PM
GUEST,Whitbyette 26 Jul 12 - 06:56 AM
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Joe Nicholson 30 Jul 12 - 07:25 AM
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Subject: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: GUEST,Fyldeplayer
Date: 22 Jul 12 - 11:29 AM

Staying in RHB over festival week and hoping to attend singarounds - club spots etc. Will be sending for prog ASAP but prev knowledge always helpful. Singing not tune sessions ( no dis intended ).
Arriving 18th so will miss fri at RHB, ideal if music there during week so can stroll down from cottage.

Ta in advance.


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: Tyke
Date: 22 Jul 12 - 11:45 AM

You need to look in this years Whitby Folk Week Program, I can tell you that there is usualy a day at the Bay event run by the festival every day. Warning DO NOT DECIDE TO WALK ALONG THE SANDS TO WHITBY as there is a good chance of you getting cut off by the tide. Use the disused Railway track it's 6 miles to Whitby but probably less via the Railway Track.


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: Banjo-Flower
Date: 22 Jul 12 - 12:22 PM

93 bus Scarborough to Whitby picks up at Thorpe Lane in RHB every half hour at 21&51 minutes past the hour but the last one back is very early evening

Gerry


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: Surreysinger
Date: 22 Jul 12 - 01:06 PM

The event in Robin Hood Bay each day is the Half Day at the Bay ... a freebie with various guests from the Festival each afternoon in the Dolphin. Not a Singaround as such though (although some floor spots are invited).


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 22 Jul 12 - 06:47 PM

Fyldeplayer - Whitby will be very crowded over the weekend because of the Regatta, Dolphin half-days at the Bay in RHB can also get very crowded, so arrive early if you want to get in/ seated. Hope to bump into you and Alison somewhere during the week.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: r.padgett
Date: 22 Jul 12 - 06:49 PM

Looking good
Chance of a busy time again this year

Ray


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: GUEST,Fyldeplayer
Date: 23 Jul 12 - 02:13 AM

Useful info from catters as always.Sent for prog which will help but please name pubs that are good for singing.

Hope also to see you Kitty - are you running anything? Shame about clash with WHFF.

David


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: Gillie
Date: 23 Jul 12 - 04:52 AM

The Station has singarounds most of the time. Sing around happening night-times at The Rifle Club. Various sessions happening around town. Elsinor, Middle-earth and The Cons club are the main ones. Enjoy!


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 23 Jul 12 - 05:57 AM

Also singarounds in the Endeavour on the East Cliff, though the lunchtime ones run by Jim Mageean and Graeme Knights have a maritime theme.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: r.padgett
Date: 23 Jul 12 - 08:06 AM

The Conservative club I am down for MCeeing Sunday/Wednesday/Friday evenings with up to 5 guests each night!

GET THERE EARLY!

I will as usual start prompt at 8pm if not before!! depends on numbers

Singers list at the door season ticket holders priority to get in!
I believe between 50 to 60 max capacity seated!

Event tickets will be available I believe and permitted to sing! via list and time

Expect a good night with floor singers and festival guests

One song each usual I have to say and I think I had 16 floor singers one year in one night

Usual to finish 11 pm but depends on demand and Con club (and festival) policy

Ray


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: cujimmy
Date: 23 Jul 12 - 08:21 AM

Last year I walked down along the disused railway track to the "Half day at the bay", in The Dolphin, where Ray Hearne was among the guests. I was asked if I would like to do a floor spot which I did along with others. Then when the concert was over I caught a bus back to Whitby - it was a lovely walk, the concert was excellent and it was one of the highlights of my week.

The First in Last Out session is on again this year, the singing at the friendship Rowing club is usually goo, the beer in there is a good and reasonably priced and there is plenty of room. The Black Horse was very good last year as well.

To put things in a nutshell - You cant Go Wrong, youve come to the right festival.


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 23 Jul 12 - 09:20 AM

I can echo cujimmy's posting. Taking it from the Robin Hoods Bay side of Whitby starting on Church Street:-

The Middle Earth has sessions, sometimes just music, occasionally just singing.

The Fleece in past years used to have 2 or 3 seesions all day, however current licensees do not appear to have much regard for folk music but that might change for folk week and that tune beloved by landlords "The Old Rattlin' Till"

The Endeavour, programmed event of Maritime singing 1-3ish everyday then a free and easy session late afternoon and evening

Black Horse, one sometimes two sessions, very much a jump in session afternoon and evening, small venue which can easily be monopolised by a small group.

Friendship Rowing Club, free and easy sessions in an evening, big venue, cheap beer.

The Board, not always used but they do not mind someone starting in there.

The Dolphin, newly refurbished, folk friendly licensees but not used before, could be a good venue this year.

Baxtergate:-

Black Swan, used by folkies each year, sessions vary, depending very much on who gets in

Wellington, has been used in years past, dependent on people actually usung it.

Victoria Square

The Station, used all day music in the main bar and singing in the small room to the right of the front door. The same team use the small room each year and it is often difficult to get a seat never mind a song.

New Quay Road, the Ship, mainly music sessions all week, great for the diddly diddly lovers

Flowergate, the Elsinore has a session every week on a Tuesday night, that will probably be engulfed by folk week though, friendly enough pub that welcomes folkies.

York Place, bit off the beaten track up behind the hospital but there should be good sessions up there afternoons and evenings

There may be other session that I've overlooked, apologies to their afficionado's. A cracking way to get into Whitby is down the coastal path from the Bay, lovely walk, cliffs on one side of the path and beautiful rolling countryside inland.


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 23 Jul 12 - 10:06 AM

The Ballad session at the Conservative Club from 1pm - 3pm everyday except Saturday is usually a "particpation sandwich". It starts with two songs from the 4-5 booked singers and then singers are invited from the floor then back to the booked singers and so on. Occasionally the booked singer leading the session doesn't know the format and so floor singers are not invited to contribute but that is unusual. Wonderful singers and a highlight of the festival if you like ballads.


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: Les from Hull
Date: 23 Jul 12 - 10:35 AM

Maggie and I run the Endeavour evening singarounds Sunday onwards and usually have Tuesday evening as a Mudcat Gathering. So if you are looking to meet up with other 'catters pop along.


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: r.padgett
Date: 24 Jul 12 - 10:11 AM

Very full info here I feel

Thanks
Ray


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: Joe Nicholson
Date: 24 Jul 12 - 11:43 AM

Maureen and I run The Riffle Club Singaround every night of the Festival it welcomes both unaccompanied Singers, musicians, poets and children if accompanied by an adult. We are not fussy about weather or not it is folk music anything goes. Good beer at club prices and because there is always a concert upstairs we can stay late-ish. The Rifle club is located on the West Cliff so if your staying down town it can be a bit of a climb but well worth the effort.

Joe Nicholson


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 24 Jul 12 - 01:00 PM

My apologies to those that run sessions mentioned in the programme (bought my copy today)I do not mean to undermine your wonderful efforts and contribtions !!

For those not "in the know" the sessions I have listed are the fringe in the most part and will not be found in the excellent programme of events, other than that use your ears, it's amazing what you can find.


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: GUEST,cujimmy
Date: 24 Jul 12 - 01:08 PM

And you might like to try the Glaisdale Train - see seperate thread


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Jul 12 - 02:09 PM

Whitby Folk Week

It must be good- The lovely Mudcat Max has sung, played and danced there! :) :)


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: GUEST,Noreen
Date: 24 Jul 12 - 02:10 PM

Oops- that was me, at work.


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: GUEST,Fyldeplayer
Date: 24 Jul 12 - 02:38 PM

Looks like the planned 'holiday' will have to go in favour of visiting all these fine options - last Whitby fest 20 years ago spent week pusing double buggy - this year its the guitar!! ( and the better-half of course).
If the ordered prog turns up sessions as well its not going to be a laid back week in RHB.
Thanks all


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: r.padgett
Date: 25 Jul 12 - 02:57 AM

Musicians sessions I recommend would be:

the Board ~ bottom of Abbey steps

Station ~ opposite train/bus station near harbour

Elsinore ~ near the Little Angel upthe hill from the swing bridge by The Golden Lion (I think last pubs names right if still open as well!)

Ray


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: GUEST,The Station Inn, Whitby
Date: 25 Jul 12 - 10:59 AM

Our Folk Week opening times are as follows:

Fri 17th Aug to Fri 24th Aug inclusive: 10.00am to 2.00am.

All are welcome as always, and we are looking forward to welcoming you all again.

Col x


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Jul 12 - 01:00 PM

He's one of the landlords, not a bad bloke for all that :-)


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: cujimmy
Date: 25 Jul 12 - 05:06 PM

Some excellent sessions in the Station last year - and the great selection of beer makes it one of the favorite pubs for many at the festival.


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: GUEST,Whitbyette
Date: 26 Jul 12 - 06:56 AM

Just reading the programme, the landlady of the Fleece "assures us that all are welcome at any time in this friendly hostelry", but not every week on a Monday and Wednesday seemingly.


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 26 Jul 12 - 05:04 PM

"We are all welcome at the friendly hostelry" but not Monday or Wednesday, isn't that odd and a little contradictory ?


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 27 Jul 12 - 05:43 AM

I think the comment refers to the fact that the people who used to go into the Fleece every Monday and Wednesday evening have been made UNWELCOME by the current licensees and have moved on to another pub in the town. Therefore for Whitbyette to read in the programme that folkies are welcome must have been a bit of a surprise, could it be that it is the money that is welcome?


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 27 Jul 12 - 09:47 PM

The Fleece for many years was folk friendly. This certainly changed when the current licensees took over. The prices also increased well beyond inflation or any other criteria almost overnight.

So yes, one does suspect that money could be the main motivation for this newfound folk affinity.


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: cujimmy
Date: 28 Jul 12 - 06:25 PM

The Fleece had some good sessions last year but I did hear people complaining about the price of the beer and one of the locals told me they put the prices up just prior to the festival.


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: Tyke
Date: 28 Jul 12 - 07:49 PM

The Black Horse and the Fleece were for a short time under the same husband and wife team. However there seemed to have been a parting of the ways. I could be wrong about this its a shame as running the two pubs looked like a life line for the Black Horse. A lot of local stuff going on but years ago the Whitby Folk Club moved from the Fleece due to aloud TV and midweek football. The more forward looking might see a links between the price of Beer and the cost of property especialy in Whitby. I was shocked to witness as I aproached the Fleece last year a folky step outside the Fleece and pour a 1/3 of pint of beer down the outside drain. This was from what looked like a fresh pint. I asked for his reason and he said that it just did not taste right. Who wants the agro of complaing? Still it at 3 pounds a pint it hardly going to increase sales. Still I think it was the first time I have witnessed a bad pint in Whitby not including the First inn and Last out but that was Landlords ago.


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: Liberty Boy
Date: 29 Jul 12 - 08:17 AM

Seem like an appropriate name for the pub so!


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: GUEST,Peter
Date: 29 Jul 12 - 09:55 AM

Still it at 3 pounds a pint it hardly going to increase sales
Three pounds? around the going rate down here.

till I think it was the first time I have witnessed a bad pint in Whitby
Maybe I went to the old Albion Club on bad nights but my experience was that they seemed to specialise in stale beer.

In recent festivals I have noticed a tendency in the town to start giving short measure by using pint to brim glasses when running the beer through a sparkler instead of pint to line.


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Jul 12 - 10:17 AM

Most pubs in Whitby now charge between £3.20 and £3.40 for bitters and up to £3.75 for Guinness, don't know where the person who put £3.00 a pint got his information from but it's behind the times.


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: Tyke
Date: 29 Jul 12 - 08:48 PM

I did say last year, I believe, the main point was the throwing money down the drain. Yes we know the price of Beer is more in the south. Sorry about the Albion Club it's a workingmans club with club beer brands. My personal choice is for real ale that is well kept, I was pleased to be sold some very palitable real ale in the Frendship Rowing Club which they put on for Mick Haywoods 70th birthday bash I think.


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: Joe Nicholson
Date: 30 Jul 12 - 07:25 AM

The Rifle Club keeps a good pint and splendid bar snacks too.

Joe N


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 30 Jul 12 - 07:52 AM

Just read back through my earlier posting, I mentioned York Place but didn't give the name of the pub which is the First In Last Out ably run by Chris Coulter and Stuart Tonnar, well worth a listen to in their own right and who occasional go under the joint name of "Perish the Thought"


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: Soldier boy
Date: 30 Jul 12 - 09:30 PM

My best advice I would give to the originator of this thread is to avoid any venue where Tyke(George Clarke)turns up to take over completely with his amplified guitar.

I have seen this happen now at Holmfirth festival of Folk and also at the recent Cleckheaton Folk festival but suspect that he may do this wherever and as often as he can. At Cleckheaton there had been a lovely (un-plugged)session of accompanied and unaccompanied singing in The Wickham for many hours. George turns up; decides to plug the amplifier into his guitar; turns it into a "Sing along with George" night and completely takes over the whole thing!

All the 'real' folkies who had sung ther hearts out all night left very quickly in disgust and were quite rightly furious.

I am sorry George, because I do not aim to pick on you or single you out, but I have to say that that sort of behaviour; in my humble opinion; is completely selfish, egotistical, self-centered, antisocial and frankly b****y ignorant!

For the life in me I cannot understand how you can be so thick-skinned and not see how your actions can be so insulting and unthinking to real down-to-earth traditional folkies you call your friends. You have done so much to promote and encourage the grass routes of 'folk' for so long so why decide to poke it in the eye now?? I am baffled, I really am; I thought you would know better than that.

I am truly sorry if I have brought an element of some conflict and negativity to this thread. I have no intention to upset anyone and if I do upset George I am sorry but rather think that he has brought this upon himself.

All I am saying is if you see George (Tyke) start to pull out his amplfier at an event near you just shout very loudly "No George, put it away, that just won't do!"

Chris


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: Tyke
Date: 31 Jul 12 - 08:56 AM

For those who were in the room they will have noted that Chris followed me into the room and sat down next to me. When I started to sing a quiet subtle song (Over the Water to Charlie) that is mainly chorus. Chris lent across the front of me and started a conversation with Harry. This ignorant rudeness was spoiling the song and apart from being off putting for myself was also saying to the other people in the room that this was acceptable behaviour. Well it's not its pig ignorant! I stopped song at that point Chris still did not take the hint it was then I produced my Roland Mobile Cube and Sure Microphone. Placing it on the Table and pointed it at Chris he still did not take the hint.

Eventually Chris went to stand at the Bar where he stood quietly until some considerable time later and in my turn started to sing again without using the Mobile Cube. Guess what! Chris came over started up a conversation with the person sitting next to me. He was apparently complaining that the Mobile Cube was distorting the music! This was total news to me as I had not turned it on at this point!! I have contacted Roland (the manufacturers) to ask how this was possible however so far they have not been able to come up with a reason. Chris continued to stand directly in front of me placing a barrier between myself and the other Musicians and Singers. Those who know me will have noticed that I invariably encourage others to join in with me. But if they can't hear me or see the Chords that I am playing it they can't!

Chris states that he is "I am truly sorry if I have brought an element of some conflict and negativity to this thread". Well he always say's that he is sorry for his negativity when he contributes his wisdom as a member of the Folk Police. I kid you not just click on the Blue From Soldier Boy tag and it will take you to all his contributions to the Mudcat were he his sorry for his negativity.

Chris to my knowledge has never complained about the portable amps worn on the belts of the Musical Group Free Sandwiches!

Chris also states "I have no intention to upset anyone and if I do upset George" well if you click on my Blue Tyke tag you may notice that I have all but stopped contributing to the Mudcat since 2011 after being STALKED by Chris. Most of the his contributions that threatened and were full of abuse have been deleted as they were not only personal offensive but we do have Laws in the UK that deal with Cyber Bullies which the Mudcat are well aware and is the reason Chris has had his post deleted.

Now the good news! Joe Offer has kindly offered to get other people to post any "FOLK" events that I am trying to promote. I leave you with a link to a demonstration of Roland's Mobile Cube as a lot of people have expressed an interest in it. In this demo the cube is amplified again through a much bigger Amp so turn your volume down! Just enough volume to improve the acoustics is recommended by me to improve the acoustics in the room for an acoustic sound. Great for lifting your sound so you can play finger style Guitar so it can be heard. Roland Mobile Cube


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: Joe Nicholson
Date: 31 Jul 12 - 11:50 AM

Don't really know what the last two posts were all about but you can rest assured there will be no amplification downstairs in The Rifle Club

Joe N.


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: Tyke
Date: 01 Aug 12 - 12:34 AM

Hi Joe, Well you are running along with Mo the Official Whitby Folk Week Singer round where the rule of waiting for the singer to finish before entering or leaving the room. You and Mo also police the room to stop people from talking whilst people are singing. I'm all so sure that you would not look favourably at some one standing up and deliberately blocking a singer. The fringe events don't have organizers they just happen. The landlord or landlady is the only persons who police what goes on in his or her pub the Fringe events do not happen in a private rooms were you can close the door.

Congratulations on running official singer rounds at the Cleckheaton Folk Festival for I think I'm right in saying 23 years. I was on the committee when the how to improve the Singer round and Musicians Session was discussed. In fact it was my suggestion which was approved by the committee that people who went to sing who would be mainly unaccompanied would prefer to attend one where the Organizers knew them. To that end I suggested that you and Mo, Ray Padget and the Barnsley Lads and Reg would be the way to go. Well after your 23 successful years I must have got it right. I never had any doubts about it I knew you would do a cracking job from day one. Musicians Sessions well I suggested Chris Sherborn now of Last Nights Fun Fame the musician sessions have also gone from strength to strength.

I was approached by Barry Smith help to start up a mainly accompanied session the first of these took place in the much larger dining area in the Wickham after the food had finished. It was Barry who made the judgement, on the spot, that additional sessions would be a good idea adding to the Festival whilst also reliving pressure on your by then packed Singer Round. He was right Cleckheaton Festival provides something for everyone if something is not to your liking well try the alternatives.

This thread was to ask advice about Whitby Folk Week known as the friendly festival where every attempt is made to cater for every one. Whitby is a very friendly festival unfortunately there is always one and the beginning of the week this year clashes with the Whitby Regatta Ltd which can cause problems with none folkies. Just respect the fact that the locals are having to suffer wall to wall folk.


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: Les from Hull
Date: 01 Aug 12 - 09:33 AM

Actually some pub sessions in Whitby are organised, such as the Station front room, Endeavour and Fleece. There may well be others.


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: Tyke
Date: 01 Aug 12 - 12:14 PM

Yes quite correct Les the Shanty Session in the Endeavour for the RNLI and yours in fact their have been times in the past when a second session has started up at the other end of the Room in the Endeavour. The Station Family Front Room organized and with a door that closes but what was the No Smoking Front room sessions and the Main Room are not. Some of the time organized session has taken place in the Fleece organized by Whitby Folk Week these were run by Coblers Monday and on the Balcony they then moved to the Friendship Rowing Club the Home of the Whitby Folk Club. What the arrangements are this year as Folk Week Clashes with the Regatta I don't know. However Mick and Angie Haywood usual Folk Club Night will probably take place in the upstairs concert room proceeds to the RNLI is a good bet. First in Last out organized? Is it a tea time session that you run in the Endeavour, with Maggie, Les? Is the Bottom House still hosting Session?

My advice is to start of at the Duke of York and have some food then call in at The Board next door then the Friendship Rowing Club your next call should be the Fisher Lads and then the Shambles. Don't miss having a pint in the Black Horse then it's a short stagger to the Dolphin then up Grape Lane to the Endeavour a drop of Tetley's in the Fleece with two rooms and a Balcony to sing in. After that you can fight your way into the Middle Earth two rooms to sing in and the Road and or Pavement outside. If you are able head up to the Bottom house for a couple of Pints before staggering back down Church Street. You have now completed the Church Street Run and to celebrate a fine evening wibble and wobble your way over the swing bridge avoiding, sadly, The Plough to The Station Inn which is open till 2am during Folk Week. Remember to be polite to the bar staff it's a long hard week for them don't stand in front of the serving hatches and return your glasses to the bar and get out of the way of staff who are trying to restock the bar. All you have to do on day two is sit on Tate Hill Sands in the sunshine trying to remember just were you left your Wife, Teeth and Glasses last night! But I know you will smile when you realize that someone is bound to write a song about your escapades. But only if you survive the whole week of Folk in Whitby.


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 01 Aug 12 - 12:18 PM

Hi Les

I've put on a comment above about some of the sessions, without writing a treatise it is difficult to cover all the various events both festival and fringe, as you know the best thing to do is:-

1. Buy a programme
2. Keep your ears open
3. Talk to people

Looking forward to seeing youself and the fragrant lady Margaret and hopefully sharing some good time with you both.

Cheers

Nick


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: Les from Hull
Date: 01 Aug 12 - 03:52 PM

We'll be doing evening sessions in t'Endeavour from Sunday to Thursday, 8pm onwards. All forms of music welcome, well most of 'em anyway! If it looks busy when you stick your head in, fight your way through to the far end where we are.


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: Ann N
Date: 02 Aug 12 - 07:54 AM

quote Tyke: .. "Is the Bottom House still hosting Session?"

I'm fairly sure the Bottom House was sold and turned into flats. Will check, but some one else here might know :)

@ Les .. does the all forms of music include odd tunes in Am on concertina? :D


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: Tyke
Date: 02 Aug 12 - 08:05 AM

I thought it might have shut, so many pubs shutting, still I doubt if anyone will die of thurst on Church Street if the Bridge Breaks Down again!


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: Raggytash
Date: 02 Aug 12 - 08:53 AM

Hi Ann,

If Les doesn't admire your playing pop along to the Black Horse in an afternoon we will in there ............ he he he ....Sorry Les !


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: Les from Hull
Date: 02 Aug 12 - 09:06 AM

Of course it does Ann, and I'm sure your afternoons as busy enough as we join up with l'Orchestre Super Scratch. I believe we've vacancies for 3rd oboe and 2nd teapot lid if anyone's interested.


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 02 Aug 12 - 12:43 PM

Could the L'Orchestre Superb Rasungo possibly have room for a One Stringed Omlette Pandolin ........?


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: Ann N
Date: 02 Aug 12 - 12:56 PM

l'Orchestre Super Scratch ...... now that would make a good Scratch Band T shirt .... and the dancers could be Les Athletes Super Scratch :D


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: gnomad
Date: 02 Aug 12 - 03:16 PM

Just to confirm for anyone interested: Yes, Bottom House is a pub no more, now converted (two homes for sale last time I looked).

Oh, and the Albion Club also closed, quite some time ago.


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: Tyke
Date: 04 Aug 12 - 11:21 AM

I challenge the Endeavour to beat this during Whitby Folk week!

Kevin Young of Colleens Fancy will be presenting a cheque for over £4000 to the RNLI on Friday the 31st of August in the Empress Pub on Alfred Gelder Street, Hull. This is from his 24hr sing on the 20/21st of July 2012.

Come on you have a whole week to beat this magnificent effort! Well done Kevin!


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: GUEST,old git
Date: 06 Aug 12 - 08:02 AM

Yes. Well done Kevin.
On the subject of singarounds.
The Roaring Forties will be running a Singaround from 1 to 3 on Saturday(the 18th) in The Endeavour. As far as I know, as well as Jim and Graeme's afternoon sessions and Les and Maggie's later sessions ,there will be "official" singarounds in the Endeavour each night between 5 and 7 run by various different guests. I know i am definitely running one on Friday between 5 and 7
geoff t


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: GUEST,old git
Date: 08 Aug 12 - 07:19 AM

sorry   that was me fereshing


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: r.padgett
Date: 08 Aug 12 - 01:39 PM

I am down for an Endeavour session on Sat 5 til 7pm

Jim and Graeme I think not down to start til maybe Sunday?

Ray


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: GUEST,Alanww
Date: 12 Aug 12 - 07:53 PM

Thanks everyone for this really useful up-to-date info ...
Yes, Ray, according to the programme Jim & Graham start their daily shanty & sea song sessions in the Endeavour on Sunday 1pm to 3pm with a theme of "Outward Bound" songs. [BTW, yes I do have a programme down here in Alcester near Stratford-upon-Avon!]
See you there ...
"... I heard of some singing, some dancing and ringing!"
Alan


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: GUEST,Alanww
Date: 12 Aug 12 - 07:59 PM

BTW2 Where & when will be the best English music session and/or song & music session this coming Friday 17 Aug evening, ie before the fesival officially starts?
"... I'll always remember that jubilee day!"
Alan


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Aug 12 - 08:02 PM

Ooops, just seen the other thread! Its getting late - 1am!
Goodnight!
Alan


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: GUEST,Fyldeplayer
Date: 13 Aug 12 - 01:15 PM

The Dolphin Hotel RHB half days - can't see in prog, how can I find in advance what's on?


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 13 Aug 12 - 02:12 PM

T'is in the programme me love, start time 1.30 Monday till Friday, advertised as Dolphin Hotel, Robin Hoods Bay, Half-a-day-at-the-bay. Mondays session has Racker Donnelly, Gordon Tryall, Alison McMorland & Geordie McIntyre and Dearman, Gammon & Harrison. Page 10 of the events bit of the programme.

Cheers


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: GUEST,FILO FOLK - Stu Tonnar
Date: 13 Aug 12 - 02:23 PM

Straight from the horse's mouth (the landlord, Wesley!).
Every evening, from Saturday 18th - 25th, there will be an open session led by 'Perish the Thought' (you know who they are!), with the exception of Wednesday 22nd.
Apparently there are many sessions of various types being held during the day - see programme, notice boards,flyers for further info. Evening sessions will kick off about 7:00 - 7:30 pm each night.
The ale and apple juice is real, and well priced.
Let's have a Folkin' good time!

Charliestu & friends


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: Mo the caller
Date: 14 Aug 12 - 05:02 AM

"
Every evening, from Saturday 18th - 25th, there will be an open session led by 'Perish the Thought' (you know who they are!), with the exception of Wednesday 22nd."

Now that's the third time you've told me I know who they are.
I don't.


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Subject: RE: Whitby singing/club sessions?
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 14 Aug 12 - 06:27 AM

Perish the Thought are two cheeky little rascals who go by the names of Chris & Stuart. They say of themselves that they are both fine upstanding gentlemen ......... except when they're drunk and falling over.


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