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Vigo Inn - Easter Folk and Ale! (UK)

Don(Wyziwyg)T 18 Mar 13 - 07:58 PM
Don(Wyziwyg)T 19 Mar 13 - 06:15 AM
My guru always said 19 Mar 13 - 10:23 AM
Don(Wyziwyg)T 20 Mar 13 - 03:43 PM
GUEST,synbyn 22 Mar 13 - 09:12 AM
GUEST,guest 24 Mar 13 - 02:01 PM
Richard Bridge 24 Mar 13 - 02:04 PM
Dead Horse 25 Mar 13 - 05:11 AM
GUEST,FloraG 25 Mar 13 - 05:40 AM
Don(Wyziwyg)T 25 Mar 13 - 08:07 AM
Girl Friday 25 Mar 13 - 08:56 AM
Don(Wyziwyg)T 26 Mar 13 - 08:22 AM
Don(Wyziwyg)T 26 Mar 13 - 11:49 AM
growler 26 Mar 13 - 06:44 PM
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Subject: VIGO INN - EASTER FOLK &ALE! (UK)
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 18 Mar 13 - 07:58 PM

THE VIGO GARDEN OF SOUNDS

***EASTER FOLK & ALE***
at
The Vigo Inn, Gravesend Road (A227),
Fairseat, Kent TN15 7JL

Good Friday 29th March – Easter Monday 1st April

Large selection of REAL ALES
Breakfasts available and
wholesome fresh cooked food available throughout

Camping on five acre flat field for tents, caravans
and motor caravans for a nominal £10 flat fee
Campers welcome to stay until Tuesday morning
No electric hook ups.

Good Friday – Camping ground open from 10am
Afternoon – Informal singaround
Evening - Concert Night
With
"HOT RATS"

Saturday – Afternoon Open Mic
Featuring "HARTLEY MORRIS" and PHIL BURKIN
Evening - Concert Night
With
"JUMBO GUMBO"

Sunday – Afternoon singaround featuring
4.30 - 5.00pm - Norman Brooks
5pm – 6pm "JAGGER FOLK"
Evening – Concert Night
With
"THE STRANGERS"

Monday – Afternoon Open Mic
With Guest Headliners
"BORDER CROSSING"
Evening – Survivors singaround/session

Performers please contact me with day and time preferred.
I will try to comply as closely as possible.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: Vigo Inn - Easter Folk and Ale! (UK)
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 19 Mar 13 - 06:15 AM

So far I have

Jagger Folk
Norman Brooks
Les Elvin
Tone Deaf Leopard
Clive Lever
Myself

As three of the above can only make it on the Sunday, this seems to be drifting into open mic rather than singaround.

It is possible that the marquee in the garden may be available for singaround use, and I will be updating that later.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: Vigo Inn - Easter Folk and Ale! (UK)
From: My guru always said
Date: 19 Mar 13 - 10:23 AM

Wish we could come along, sounds great. Alas, we are already committed, or we should be *grin* Have fun!


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Subject: RE: Vigo Inn - Easter Folk and Ale! (UK)
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 20 Mar 13 - 03:43 PM

Boost

DT


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Subject: RE: Vigo Inn - Easter Folk and Ale! (UK)
From: GUEST,synbyn
Date: 22 Mar 13 - 09:12 AM

Sorry, already committed elsewhere, but have a good one!


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Subject: RE: Vigo Inn - Easter Folk and Ale! (UK)
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 24 Mar 13 - 02:01 PM

I have commented elsewhere on this forum that I have not seen much publicity for this event nor, more surprisingly, has it received as many postings as previous similar events.
Are Mudcatter's going? If so, why not a few more mentions to keep this thread alive and active.
I will be there Saturday afternoon. The bus stops outside so no need to drive and what better way to enjoy the good beers on offer than by singing along with the Hartley Morris Men plus Phil Burkin. A session not to be missed.
Terry


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Subject: RE: Vigo Inn - Easter Folk and Ale! (UK)
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 24 Mar 13 - 02:04 PM

Is that Terry the singing sheep?


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Subject: RE: Vigo Inn - Easter Folk and Ale! (UK)
From: Dead Horse
Date: 25 Mar 13 - 05:11 AM

Sheep!
Nobody mentioned sheep earlier, or I would not have agreed to go shantying on 29th.
That means all the pretty ones will have gone before I get there :-(


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Subject: RE: Vigo Inn - Easter Folk and Ale! (UK)
From: GUEST,FloraG
Date: 25 Mar 13 - 05:40 AM

Easter is always a busy time for us - and its a bit cold to camp. Its a great site - a weekend later on in the season would be good.
FloraG


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Subject: RE: Vigo Inn - Easter Folk and Ale! (UK)
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 25 Mar 13 - 08:07 AM

We're stuck with what the weather gives us, but the weekend will go ahead as advertised unless the roads are impassable, which doesn't seem likely.

camping may well not be advisable unless in a caravan with its own heating.

I shall be there for the weekend, but I will have effective heating in my van throughout.

Program as follows:-

FRIDAY

Afternoon - Singaround from 1.00pm - 6.00pm

Break for meals etc.

Evening - 8.00pm backing acts T.B.C
          9.00pm **HOT RATS** (Well known and brilliant Kent Duo)
_____________________________________________

SATURDAY

Afternoon - 30 minute open mic spots from 1.00pm - 6.00pm featuring HARTLEY MORRIS, Phil Burkin and Eggibred, times T.B.C.

Break for meals etc.

Evening - Warmup 8.00pm - 8.15pm Myself
          Backing Act 8.15pm - 9.00pm Les Elvin
          9.00pm **JUMBO GUMBO** (Toetapping Cajun Band with a distinctly individual style)
______________________________________________

SUNDAY

Afternoon - Open Mic

1.00 - 1.30
1.30 - 2.00
2.00 - 2.30
2.30 - 3.00
3.00 - 3.30
3.30 - 4.00
4.00 - 4.30 Clive Lever
4.30 - 5.00 Norman Brooks
5.00 - 6.00 Jagger Folk (Tune and song ensemble who meet at the Mick jagger Centre)

Break for meals etc.

Evening - 8.00pm - 9.00pm Backing Act T.B.C.
          9.00pm **THE STRANGERS** (Ron Trueman Border & company)
________________________________________________

MONDAY

Afternoon - Open Mic or singaround depending on attendance 1.00pm - 4.00pm
4.00pm - 6.00pm **BORDER CROSSING**

Break for meals etc.

8.00pm Survivors singaround

Breakfasts available in the pub from 10.30am
Food (Burgers, Hot Dogs etc. Pub grub)available all day.

Lots of lovely real ale from local breweries.

Now all that's needed is to fill all those empty time slots.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: Vigo Inn - Easter Folk and Ale! (UK)
From: Girl Friday
Date: 25 Mar 13 - 08:56 AM

We already decided not to camp as our van has no heating.
The temperature outside at present is definitely not to our liking.
We can drive to the pub in about half an hour, so we will come provided there's no more snow.


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Subject: RE: Vigo Inn - Easter Folk and Ale! (UK)
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 26 Mar 13 - 08:22 AM

That's very sensible Sue.

Let me know which day or days you are coming, and there will be a spot for you.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: Vigo Inn - Easter Folk and Ale! (UK)
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 26 Mar 13 - 11:49 AM

Latest from Metcheck. BBC and Netweather concur.

Friday         Day max 5C   Night min -2C
Saturday       Day max 6C   Night min -1C
Sunday         Day max 6C   Night min 0C
Monday         Day max 6C   Night min 1C
Tuesday       Day max 8C

Wouldn't you know it, Tuesday morning 06.00, alreadt 4C.

At least it won't be freezing when I pack up for home.

This weekend is going ahead, so let's fill those Open Mic spots.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: Vigo Inn - Easter Folk and Ale! (UK)
From: growler
Date: 26 Mar 13 - 06:44 PM

Hi all
The 'Around Kent Folk' mag, has advertised a Folk and Ale weekend, at the Good Intent, which would clash with this event. This is not the case, there is nothing planned at the GI over the weekend. So, rather than being disapointed, why not support the Vigo.


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Subject: RE: Vigo Inn - Easter Folk and Ale! (UK)
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 27 Mar 13 - 05:12 AM

Thanks Simon.

Will we see you over the weekend?

Don T.


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Subject: RE: Vigo Inn - Easter Folk and Ale! (UK)
From: growler
Date: 27 Mar 13 - 05:28 PM

I'll try, but I think I'm on 90 year old inlaw duties


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Subject: RE: Vigo Inn - Easter Folk and Ale! (UK)
From: Girl Friday
Date: 27 Mar 13 - 07:16 PM

Thanks for that Simon. I'm now busy alerting those who said they were going to it.


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Subject: RE: Vigo Inn - Easter Folk and Ale! (UK)
From: Girl Friday
Date: 27 Mar 13 - 07:18 PM

We will be coming on Friday.. arriving lunchtime. Been told it's a tiny pub. Can you save us some seats please Don ? Ooh, and p.m or facebook me with your mobile number. My phone has lost it. Sue


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Subject: RE: Vigo Inn - Easter Folk and Ale! (UK)
From: GUEST,FloraG
Date: 28 Mar 13 - 04:27 AM

Good wishes for your do over easter.
We are elsewhere - its hard being retired - we seem to be so busy - but enjoy the weekend.
FloraG


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Subject: RE: Vigo Inn - Easter Folk and Ale! (UK)
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 28 Mar 13 - 02:20 PM

6.15pm Thursday, and I'm heading off to the Vigo.

I have a borrowed laptop, so will hopefully be able to check in, in the mornings.

There are lots of open mic spots still up for grabs, and lots of good acts to listen to.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: Vigo Inn - Easter Folk and Ale! (UK)
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Mar 13 - 10:40 PM

Don
I note from your Saturday afternoon timetable a variance from what was previously agreed with times now shown as T.B.C. until 6pm.
The Hartley Morris performance had been confirmed as the entire 1pm - 4pm slot consisting of Dancing 1 - 1.30,lunch & singing until 3ish followed by another dance then a solo spot by Phil Burkin until 4pm.
Neither Phil nor most of our members can stay much beyond 4pm and we sing together as an entity thus needing the full period between dancing if all our singers are to get at least couple of songs each.
I don't want to upset your other performers nor the audience but I have 12 men coming expecting to perform together between 1-4pm as originally agreed.
Terry


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Subject: RE: Vigo Inn - Easter Folk and Ale! (UK)
From: Girl Friday
Date: 02 Apr 13 - 12:47 PM

Well done Don. An excellent weekend. (and that's only the bits we could stay for !)


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Subject: RE: Vigo Inn - Easter Folk and Ale! (UK)
From: GUEST,Rachel
Date: 02 Apr 13 - 06:33 PM

Had a lovely time on Monday, Don. A real shame I couldn't make it for the rest of the weekend.


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Subject: RE: Vigo Inn - Easter Folk and Ale! (UK)
From: melodeonboy
Date: 03 Apr 13 - 05:33 AM

Well done, Don.
We really enjoyed our gig on Saturday night, and the Monday afternoon gig with Larkspur and Border Crossing was great. And an intimate survivors' singaround to finish it off! Smashing!


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Subject: RE: Vigo Inn - Easter Folk and Ale! (UK)
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 03 Apr 13 - 05:53 AM

I'm just about awake again and still buzzing with the marvellous responses.

I salute all those who came to sing, play, or listen, as well as the sterling performances from our evening headliners.

I went from nail biting jitters an ahour before the start, to pure delight. Thanks to you all there was not a single unused time slot in the four days and we ran to time or within thirty minutes in a day for the whole festival.

I got a lot of praise over the weekend, much of which truly belongs to all of you.

This morning I have a throat like sandpaper, but I still can't get the smile off my face.

My grateful thanks
Don T.


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Subject: RE: Vigo Inn - Easter Folk and Ale! (UK)
From: GUEST,Wee Jock
Date: 03 Apr 13 - 06:53 AM

Don

Just a big thank you from Dean and myself re Monday afternoon, what a great time we had, it is such a fantastic place to play and the audience were also fantastic. One of the highlights for me was hearing Andy play Boogie Woogie, maybe Border Crossing should start incorporating this into our set (the mind boggles).

So once again Don many thanks for inviting us to play, and look forward to the next one in August.

PS Hopefully this will get as famous as the GI for the place to play in time.

Cheers

John


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Subject: RE: Vigo Inn - Easter Folk and Ale! (UK)
From: Girl Friday
Date: 04 Apr 13 - 09:58 AM

It may surprise you to hear that not all the punters were happy. I expect you can work out who I'm talking about. They didn't like the jazz or the booogie woogie, it was too cold, too dark,etc. etc. etc.


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Subject: RE: Vigo Inn - Easter Folk and Ale! (UK)
From: melodeonboy
Date: 04 Apr 13 - 05:52 PM

I am surprised actually!


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Subject: RE: Vigo Inn - Easter Folk and Ale! (UK)
From: GUEST,Wee Jock
Date: 05 Apr 13 - 06:09 AM

I agree wholeheartedly with Kevin as the playing was excellent, and as there was only a few of us at the singaround it was good to hear different genres of music. As i was the person who requested Andy play some Boogie Woogie,i was dead chuffed when he did.

As the saying goes somebody's meat is another man's poison.

Cheers

Wee Jock


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Subject: RE: Vigo Inn - Easter Folk and Ale! (UK)
From: GUEST,Rachel
Date: 05 Apr 13 - 06:19 AM

....And now I know it's possible to play Boogie Woogie on a recorder. :) I was dead chuffed about that too.


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Subject: RE: Vigo Inn - Easter Folk and Ale! (UK)
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 05 Apr 13 - 10:30 AM

""It may surprise you to hear that not all the punters were happy.""

We had a solid dose of the All Day Moaner too. I think she's only happy when she's miserable.

I gave an audience of people who are only just starting to enjoy folk as strong a cross section of acoustic music as I could, and it worked.

As they get to see more of what Folk is about in the hands of people like the Hot Rats and Larkspur, the balance will slide more to the Folk end of the spectrum. Both had them dancing their legs off.

I believe that is better than stuffing them full of what they aren't used to, and expecting them to swallow.

This was the third festival and the proportion of folk in the headline acts was 50%.

The future will follow the feedback of the majority, but Jazz and Blues will still feature, because they are popular at this venue.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: Vigo Inn - Easter Folk and Ale! (UK)
From: GUEST,Hartley Squire
Date: 05 Apr 13 - 09:20 PM

Well, Hartley Morris Men had a good time and hope that our audience appreciated what we're about. Nothing special, we just dance and sing (and drink) a bit like old folkies used to, but that's probably because that's what we are. Mind you we did like the poems.
Thanks to Don for organising it and Andy for his hospitality.
Terry


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Subject: RE: Vigo Inn - Easter Folk and Ale! (UK)
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 06 Apr 13 - 05:39 AM

Well, nobody could ever say that Hartley Morris aren' folky, and yes, the audience were talking about the range of voices and songs.

You guys were much appreciated, and I hope we've started a regular interaction between Hartley and the Vigo.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: Vigo Inn - Easter Folk and Ale! (UK)
From: Girl Friday
Date: 11 Apr 13 - 12:47 PM

I must retract the boogie woogie bit, as I realised that was on Monday, and she wasn't there. Don, you are quite right to cater for the audience, give them what they want, (a little bit, anyway), and introduce them to something "new."


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