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GUEST,old git 10 Sep 12 - 07:20 AM
Ann N 10 Sep 12 - 08:05 AM
Ann N 10 Sep 12 - 08:16 AM
GUEST,Raggytash 10 Sep 12 - 08:26 AM
Ann N 10 Sep 12 - 08:45 AM
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Willa 10 Sep 12 - 11:34 AM
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Joe Nicholson 10 Sep 12 - 07:15 PM
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Subject: Did you enjoy Whitby?
From: GUEST,old git
Date: 10 Sep 12 - 07:20 AM

Just returned from holiday to find my original thread had been hi-jacked by a huge thread creep which may have put some people off commenting. So what were the highlights of your week? No personal attacks please!
Here is my original posting..................



Back from a great week at Whitby...songs,beer and friends old and new...priceless! Thanks to everybody who gave "Icebound" such a great reception and sorry to all those who couldn't get in!
I also enjoyed the rest of the week ,whether performing, MCing , running singarounds or just joining in impromptu sessions. Where did the week go? Here's to next year!
Oh..and congrats to Jim and Graeme's maritime sessions for raising such a large amount for the Whitby Lifeboat. £3113!!!
geoff t


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Subject: RE: Did you enjoy Whitby?
From: Ann N
Date: 10 Sep 12 - 08:05 AM

Highlights .... so many :) George Garside's melodeon workshops and tune sessions, the inimitable Scratch Morris, the Eurosessions, the music in the FILO, the huge choice of events to go to (a tardis would have been handy), the stalls at the Leisure Centre and the friendliness :D


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Subject: RE: Did you enjoy Whitby?
From: Ann N
Date: 10 Sep 12 - 08:16 AM

.... and the Glaisdale train on the Sunday :)


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Subject: RE: Did you enjoy Whitby?
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 10 Sep 12 - 08:26 AM

A great week as always. Whitby never fails to provide a diverse collection of music, dance, song and related folk events. Am I alone however in finding this year a bit quieter than previous events? My highlight was Wednesday afternoon firstly in the Station with Hissyfit and a few others followed by a session in the front room of the Black Horse. One of those rare, spontaneous, raucous, very, very amusing free for all events that will be long remembered. Oh, and we raised £133 for the Runswick Bay Rescue Boat on the Glaisdale trip!


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Subject: RE: Did you enjoy Whitby?
From: Ann N
Date: 10 Sep 12 - 08:45 AM

:) didn't notice it being quieter, everywhere seemed busy most of the time, perhaps there were just lulls while people grabbed a snack in between events.

Roll on 2013, the spare room was snaffled for next year's festival as soon as my friends arrived for this one :)


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Subject: RE: Did you enjoy Whitby?
From: Les from Hull
Date: 10 Sep 12 - 09:07 AM

Maggie and I had a great time, as usual. Particular thanks to all the people who came to our evenings in the Endeavour. The quality was exceptional.


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Subject: RE: Did you enjoy Whitby?
From: Northerner
Date: 10 Sep 12 - 09:10 AM

Bob Pegg's presentation on The Last Wolf was my favourite, a blend of storytelling, music, song and poetry. Bagpuss was fun! I enjoyed the Scottish concert in the Rifle Room on the Friday, or maybe it was Celtic? Ballads in the Conservative Club were brilliant as always. Plus lunchtime storytelling down at the Spa!


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Subject: RE: Did you enjoy Whitby?
From: Paul Davenport
Date: 10 Sep 12 - 09:22 AM

We had a great week and although we always enjoy performing at Whitby we were especially pleased to have a concert in the Coliseum, a lovely venue and a great asset to the festival. The Family concert on Thursday in the Spa Theatre was great fun too, great audience (as always at Whitby)


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Subject: RE: Did you enjoy Whitby?
From: BobKnight
Date: 10 Sep 12 - 10:32 AM

My first time at Whitby - loved it, and I hope they ask me back. Met lots of lovely people too. :)


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Subject: RE: Did you enjoy Whitby?
From: Willa
Date: 10 Sep 12 - 11:34 AM

Crammed full; workshops with David Oliver, Joey Oliver, CMR, Robin and Carol, couple of evenings at the Folk Club, one at the Football Club, singarounds in the Endeavour and Rifle Club. Loved the concert with Eliza and Saul (and Martyn)and the Yorkshire Songs event, Steve's presentation at the Coliseum.....I know I've missed several other things!
Yes Bob - I heard you at the Brunswick rooms and hope you'll be back.


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Subject: RE: Did you enjoy Whitby?
From: cujimmy
Date: 10 Sep 12 - 02:31 PM

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the Shanties at the Endeavour on Monday, numerous visits to the Black Horse + Friendship Rowing club throughout the week, some great singing at Mo and Joes singaround (especially a rather naughty but hilarious song by Arthur) and a lovely walk along the old railway path to Robin Hoods Bay where the Dolphin hosted "half Day at The Bay" concert which included Robin Garside and Chris Miles and songs from people in the audiance. Yes it was quieter than last year but wish I could go back and do it all again.


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Subject: RE: Did you enjoy Whitby?
From: GUEST,FloraG
Date: 10 Sep 12 - 02:34 PM

My only critisism of Whitby is if you go to a concert at the smaller venues and want a seat - you have to put up with 3 hours of people you don't want to hear to get 20 minutes of people you do.
Can't be bad if thats the only thing to complain about.
FloraG


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Subject: RE: Did you enjoy Whitby?
From: Joe Nicholson
Date: 10 Sep 12 - 07:15 PM

It was just as ussual in The Rifle Club Singaround full up most nights except Monday (Firewoeks I think) and I though the quality of the music and singing were better than ever.

Joe N.


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Subject: RE: Did you enjoy Whitby?
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Sep 12 - 07:43 PM

Nice thread Old Git.....


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Subject: RE: Did you enjoy Whitby?
From: GUEST,Betsy
Date: 10 Sep 12 - 07:44 PM

Apologies - Ithought ( and still think that Iwas logged in )


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Subject: RE: Did you enjoy Whitby?
From: selby
Date: 11 Sep 12 - 03:01 AM

Only went up for 2 days to meet old friends and watch the fringe,but an old friend shoved a concertina back in my hand, I am back playing after a lapse of 3/4 years so for me on a very personal level a qualified yes.
Keith


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Subject: RE: Did you enjoy Whitby?
From: Spectacled Warbler
Date: 11 Sep 12 - 02:06 PM

I had an absolutely fantastic time at Whitby. 'Icebound' was superb, made more poignant as I've just read / TV watched about Ernest Shackleton's own and his supply missions, both of which were icebound and experienced the same problems and heroism.

Hours and hours of excellent English music sessions, old time American, David Oliver's ceilidh band workshops, Hexham Morris session in the Middle Earth, melodeon net session welcoming me even though I'm from 'the other side' and play concertina, everybody friendly and lots of laughs.   The feedback form has been completed and sent, the organisers have been emailed and told.

Roll on 2013!   And THANKS to everybody who helped to organise it.   You brighten up my life.

A list of tunes as long as yer arm to learn for next year....

Joy


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Subject: RE: Did you enjoy Whitby?
From: GUEST,old git
Date: 11 Sep 12 - 02:20 PM

Joy
glad you "enjoyed" Icebound...certain bits of it still "get to" me...even after the numerous times we've performed it
geoff t


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Subject: RE: Did you enjoy Whitby?
From: GUEST,Gazza2
Date: 12 Sep 12 - 05:06 AM

Thoroughly enjoyed myself. Well done Whitby and thanks to the voluntary stewards for all the hard work. Just one suggestion for next year... at readarounds and singarounds, could organisers take names when people arrive and call on them in that order? This would avoid the situation of people arriving early only to find themselves at the end of a long queue or not being called on at all, when the organiser says "I think we'll go around the room anti-clockwise!" It's really frustrating to see people arrive late and then get a turn to perform before you!


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Subject: RE: Did you enjoy Whitby?
From: Mick Tems
Date: 12 Sep 12 - 06:43 AM

Just to tell everybody: Folkwales Online Magazine is out, with Mike Greenwood's Dancewales column focusing on Dawnswyr Aberesc's visit to Whitby (with pictures - our grateful thanks to Bill Rich.)

Whitby Week is always fabulous; we saw the wonderful Melrose Quartet, Taffy Thomas, Alison McMorland and Geordie Macintyre, John Conolly, Pete and Sue Coe, Lynne Heraud and Pat Turner, Johnny Dyer & Vicky Swan, Nick Hennessy, John Kirkpatrick... we didn't see The Wilsons (although Tom popped in for a pint and a meal while we were in The Granby), Martin Graebe, Steve Gardham, our friend Alma, the breathtaking Grace Notes, Johnny Handle, Alistair Anderson and the Whitby legions of folkdom.

We didn't ride the North York Moors Railway last year, but this year we spent our free day down at Whitby station, seated in a corridor carriage, as 4-6-0 The Green Knight and a Urie 4-6-0 took us all the way to Pickering - well worth the money!   

...and I DO love fish and chips, for which Whitby excels.


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Subject: RE: Did you enjoy Whitby?
From: Acorn4
Date: 12 Sep 12 - 10:56 AM

Although we were there on the last four days, we actually didn't have any fish and chips this year - partly due to discovering the incredible "Humble Pie" shop.


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Subject: RE: Did you enjoy Whitby?
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Sep 12 - 09:12 AM

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Subject: RE: Did you enjoy Whitby?
From: GUEST,Ebor_Fiddler (Well-known pedant)
Date: 15 Sep 12 - 04:05 PM

I cringe every time I pass the "Humble Pie" shop. The building used to belong to my uncle and there was a listed Delft-tiled fireplace which has been ripped out and destroyed for no reason. Hang all Town and Country Planners! (Note to security authorities - this is a figure of speech. Would you like the lecture on the use of the English language now, or when you arrest me for "promoting terrorism"?)
Rant over. Their food is excellent.


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Subject: RE: Did you enjoy Whitby?
From: MikeofNorthumbria
Date: 16 Sep 12 - 10:59 AM

Yes, I did enjoy Whitby - and thanks to all those who helped make it possible. (Special thanks to the Rugby Club for the new showers at their campsite.)

The clash with the Regatta made the streets rather congested for the first few days, but that was never more than a minor inconvenience - even though it made the re-routed Saturday parade rather a trudge for the dance teams. But in exchange for that we got the Red Arrows and a firework display.

Of the numerous festival events (both programmed and informal)that I attended, every one was a winner. Here's to the next time.

Wassail!


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Subject: RE: Did you enjoy Whitby?
From: Tootler
Date: 16 Sep 12 - 01:10 PM

Was only there for 2 days but had a great time. Workshops In tthe morning, sessions in the afternoon and Mo & Joe's singaround in the evening. I did go to Purple Acres on Tuesday Afternoon. It was very well done especially as two members were missing and a third was unwell.


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