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Pigs Ear Kentish Horse Folk Ale 2013

Richard Bridge 26 May 13 - 05:22 PM
Richard Bridge 27 May 13 - 04:13 AM
The Barden of England 27 May 13 - 04:13 AM
GUEST,Woodsie 27 May 13 - 01:35 PM
Richard Bridge 27 May 13 - 02:08 PM
GUEST,Pigstrings 27 May 13 - 02:35 PM
Richard Bridge 28 May 13 - 05:35 AM
GUEST,Woodsie 28 May 13 - 06:36 AM
Mick Woods 28 May 13 - 11:15 AM
Richard Bridge 28 May 13 - 05:12 PM
Girl Friday 29 May 13 - 03:00 PM
GUEST,RB with a borrowed dongle 29 May 13 - 06:37 PM
Richard Bridge 29 May 13 - 07:03 PM
Richard Bridge 30 May 13 - 03:39 AM
Richard Bridge 04 Jun 13 - 03:32 AM
The Barden of England 04 Jun 13 - 05:30 AM
GUEST,Wee Jock 04 Jun 13 - 06:31 AM
melodeonboy 04 Jun 13 - 10:18 AM
GUEST,John from "Elsie`s Band" 04 Jun 13 - 11:32 AM
GUEST,Happy Hare 04 Jun 13 - 01:37 PM
VirginiaTam 04 Jun 13 - 04:07 PM
Mick Woods 05 Jun 13 - 02:05 AM
GUEST,Pigstrings 05 Jun 13 - 12:52 PM
Girl Friday 05 Jun 13 - 08:11 PM
GUEST,Gaynor 10 Jun 13 - 08:27 AM
Richard Bridge 10 Jun 13 - 08:30 AM
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Subject: Pigs Ear Kentish Horse Folk Ale 2013
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 26 May 13 - 05:22 PM

Can't believe I can't find a fred about this - it's imminent!

Kicking orf with the "Dance 'till your trotters shake" ceilidh and a singalong for the more staid with Travelling Folk on Thursday 30th May.

Camping opens 4 pm Thursday (I believe).   

Highlights (?) of the weekend include Mumble Gumble featuring a large man in a loud shirt, and I think the Atlantic Gooseberries featuring ditto.

Oh, and possibly an exercise in errors (mmmm, statistical theory of random numbers) from the Arsey Four, champagne breakfasts in the carpark and the occasional Pimms workshop in the afternoons. And hangovers.

And so to Vanwatch. The guitar shelf was installed overwinter. The new overbed lights are in today and I only need one more 5w bulb to get them working. Funny, the low energy Chinese bulbs work in one side but not the other.

The wiring of the sub for the in-van lo-fi is proving problematical. A wiring diagram and some 30 amp twin would help.

In looking at wiring I think I have found one reason the 12V side of the 'fridge does not work. A fuse and fuseholder reduced to slag. Why that is so awaits a morn of discovery!

The conversion to red has not happened and nor has the strip and refit of the shower room. I may bodge a coverup to some of the shower room probs on the morrow after fighting with the Lo-Fi.

The installation of PA horns in the front cavity has not happened either . This is mostly needed later in the year when SOME people play Metallica loudly on their car radios - at folk camps. 200 watts of crumhorn goes a long way!


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Subject: RE: Pigs Ear Kentish Horse Folk Ale 2013
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 27 May 13 - 04:13 AM

I have been on BBC weather, Accuweather, metcheck, the Weather Outlook and the Weather Channel. Friday is looking solid nice, Sat patchy. I think metcheck is the most pessimistic - but the $64,000 question is whether the field will be megasoggy after Tuesday and Wednesday.


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Subject: RE: Pigs Ear Kentish Horse Folk Ale 2013
From: The Barden of England
Date: 27 May 13 - 04:13 AM

Yes, 4pm Thursday is correct. Hopefully we don't have a repeat of last year when the gales blew and the rain came sideways.
John Barden


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Subject: RE: Pigs Ear Kentish Horse Folk Ale 2013
From: GUEST,Woodsie
Date: 27 May 13 - 01:35 PM

New tent all ready. Hoping to get there Thursday lunch time - is the pub open all afternoon? I can also help with any setting up stuff - if needed..... Blimey I ain't been to this since 2009 - look forward to seeing y'all and hearing some good stuff!


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Subject: RE: Pigs Ear Kentish Horse Folk Ale 2013
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 27 May 13 - 02:08 PM

Some re-wiring done but I am cogitating on the best way to re-route the TV aerial - ideally I'd like to use it as a radio aerial too but the TV shelf and the radio are opposite sides of the van!

Cosmetic bodge done on shower room. I'm going to have to rebuild most of that wall next winter but at least once I get the loo fitting out, the wall is flat and straight with no funny bits.


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Subject: RE: Pigs Ear Kentish Horse Folk Ale 2013
From: GUEST,Pigstrings
Date: 27 May 13 - 02:35 PM

Campsite opens 4.00 pm on Thursday and NOT BEFORE - sorry folks, but we (and Gina) HAVE to have Thursday to set up.


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Subject: RE: Pigs Ear Kentish Horse Folk Ale 2013
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 28 May 13 - 05:35 AM

Wevva sites inconsistent but it looks as if Fri and Sat will be mostly OK despite a north wind. The Weather Channel and Accuweather both give Friday as nice all day.

I may be at the pub before 4 pm Thurs but PROMISE not to pitch before then!


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Subject: RE: Pigs Ear Kentish Horse Folk Ale 2013
From: GUEST,Woodsie
Date: 28 May 13 - 06:36 AM

That's why I was asking if the pub was open - I have no inTENTion of pitching before 16:00 either


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Subject: RE: Pigs Ear Kentish Horse Folk Ale 2013
From: Mick Woods
Date: 28 May 13 - 11:15 AM

Pete The Hat will now be joining me


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Subject: RE: Pigs Ear Kentish Horse Folk Ale 2013
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 28 May 13 - 05:12 PM

Excellent. I detect an increase in pub profits!


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Subject: RE: Pigs Ear Kentish Horse Folk Ale 2013
From: Girl Friday
Date: 29 May 13 - 03:00 PM

Damn! My posting went into cyberspace. Try again.
I spoke with JB earlier - and we will all be on the field. It has been twice mown. So no carpark workshops this year. There will be a display of Sue's famous bread pudding from Thursday, but it may not last long.
I can't believe that nobody has mentioned Pete Twitchett's stroke. I saw it on here this afternoon. He's out of hospital, but will obviously be lying low for a while. Was so looking forward to seeing him, as he was down for M.C. duties on Sunday.


Pete Twitchett - illness


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Subject: RE: Pigs Ear Kentish Horse Folk Ale 2013
From: GUEST,RB with a borrowed dongle
Date: 29 May 13 - 06:37 PM

It's up! And so is the dongle!


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Subject: RE: Pigs Ear Kentish Horse Folk Ale 2013
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 29 May 13 - 07:03 PM

Gosh, how flattering the program is about us!


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Subject: RE: Pigs Ear Kentish Horse Folk Ale 2013
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 30 May 13 - 03:39 AM

Loading (well, showering then loading). First van trip of the season always takes a lot of time to get sorted and usually when I hook up one or another lights does not work!


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Subject: RE: Pigs Ear Kentish Horse Folk Ale 2013
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 04 Jun 13 - 03:32 AM

Oh what a lovely weekend! A great deal was drunk by all. The survivor session was particularly nice. Many thanks to the Rules for organising.

Not without its vicissitudes - 3 hours to get round the M25 from Crayford for starters, then needing to borrow a 4WD to get caravan onsite. Then what fule installed a sub in his van and let his girlfriend flatten the van battery with it? I think a TP2 pack may be necessary for additional battery power! Then the generator would not play (although I did fix it later) so I used the Volvo to trickle charge the battery and she seems to have objected to ticking over for a couple of hours in that she is still NOT running right (which made the tow home very annoying).

Twin Peaks (my twin-neck) played up on stage so setting the tone for what could easily have been the worst set we as a band have ever played (although several people were kind enough to say that they liked it which was very nice of them).

Departure was delayed (for over an hour) by an unhappy camper with a large caravan who was unlucky enough to bog one wheel of his motor mover in one of the few remaining parts of the campsite - just lining up to go out of the gate!

And so to the sombre note - Gina the landlady is leaving. Doubtless more news will be forthcoming but lets us all fervently hope that the incoming person will be happy for the event to continue.


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Subject: RE: Pigs Ear Kentish Horse Folk Ale 2013
From: The Barden of England
Date: 04 Jun 13 - 05:30 AM

How the hell did I find that one bit of bog left by the entrance!! Thanks you Richard (and Andy) for getting me out of a sticky (pun intended) situation.
What a fabulous weekend - good friends, great music, great company and great weather. Cava breakfast and Pimms o'clock, what more could one want?
John Barden


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Subject: RE: Pigs Ear Kentish Horse Folk Ale 2013
From: GUEST,Wee Jock
Date: 04 Jun 13 - 06:31 AM

Just a little post to say how much Dean and myself enjoyed our stint at Piggies, it was really good to see old friends and also to make some new ones. Just to reiterate what Ricardo Bridge said hats of to the Rule clan for giving us a great Folk Ale 2013.

Cheers

John Matthews


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Subject: RE: Pigs Ear Kentish Horse Folk Ale 2013
From: melodeonboy
Date: 04 Jun 13 - 10:18 AM

It's a gem of a festival, and this year was no exception. A thousand thanks to the Rules for a unique and very special festival.


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Subject: RE: Pigs Ear Kentish Horse Folk Ale 2013
From: GUEST,John from "Elsie`s Band"
Date: 04 Jun 13 - 11:32 AM

We would like to second (and third) all the favourable comments above.

Tony, Iris, David and John.


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Subject: RE: Pigs Ear Kentish Horse Folk Ale 2013
From: GUEST,Happy Hare
Date: 04 Jun 13 - 01:37 PM

Would like to add thanks to the Rule family for doing us proud again.
We witnesed the bogging down of the caravan, all those present offered what help we could, but two knights in shining armour appeared
Andy of Sloe Gin with spade muscles and good sense, and Richard Bridges with all kinds of kit from his caravan and enthuisiasm, we all thought they were great.
Sad about Gina, but she must look to her future. So its fingers ceossed all roud.


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Subject: RE: Pigs Ear Kentish Horse Folk Ale 2013
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 04 Jun 13 - 04:07 PM

Our thanks to the Rules for organising and to Gina the landlady for hosting and for everyone who contributed in any way to this year's Piggies. It was wonderous.

Keeping fingers, toes, eyes crossed that new landperson is ameanable to continuing the tradtion. Piggies is my favourite camping music festie.


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Subject: RE: Pigs Ear Kentish Horse Folk Ale 2013
From: Mick Woods
Date: 05 Jun 13 - 02:05 AM

I enjoyed Pig's Horse very muchness. New discoveries to look out for Sloe Gin and Roy Hill. Sally Ironmonger EXCELLENT Jumbo Gumbo and ALL the acts excelled!,


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Subject: RE: Pigs Ear Kentish Horse Folk Ale 2013
From: GUEST,Pigstrings
Date: 05 Jun 13 - 12:52 PM

Thanks for all the kind comments about this year's Ale, which I have to admit was something of a cracker. Mostly due to the hard work of others rather than me.

Gina has promised she is only going to sell the tenancy of TKH to "nice people". So fingers crossed.


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Subject: RE: Pigs Ear Kentish Horse Folk Ale 2013
From: Girl Friday
Date: 05 Jun 13 - 08:11 PM

Excellent Excellent Excellent..... still buzzing with excitement about the whole weekend. Thanks everyone who worked hard to make it so good.
Like VT- it's my favourite Festival. Long may it continue.
(And we sold some CDs and DVDs this year. (nothing last).


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Subject: RE: Pigs Ear Kentish Horse Folk Ale 2013
From: GUEST,Gaynor
Date: 10 Jun 13 - 08:27 AM

My first ever pigs ear festival......and the words to describe it???.....hell..I would need thousands.....it was everything and more ,described to me over the years.....by lovely friends...I could imagine just such a festival..hundreds of years ago...so historically..I felt time was reversed....I came home..with a sense of having been part of something amazing...I cannot describe adequately..the setting,pub,people..amazing music...atmosphere....and kindness I found.....The Rule Family..do just that....they do rule..in the most positive way..the whole festival....but so many more folk made it memorable for me..too..I am a newcomer...and not talented at that..apart from a few tipsy mumbles in the 7 stars..was I judged?...no...made to feel apart..no..welcomed...YES....and I owe all of this..to my initial encounter..with TDL...and the folks at the 7 stars...who I met by accident ,one Saturday.....three years ago.....so many folk I've met..and come to hugely respect and care for.....I was talking to Linda...and saying to her..that to you all..it's a wonderful time for you all..but that you may have forgotten..what it's like to be a part of a festival like this,for the first time.....the impact ,in this mad frenzied world..of the peace....the friendship readily given....age old traditions....it completely winded me...to be there..so my grateful thanks to everyone..for making a nervous newcomer feel welcome..my last thanks are to Gina...and the Kentish Horse Family.....it was grand to meet them..follow your dreams Gina....and we hope the next landlords,will carry on the Pigs Ear Festival.....respect and affection.....Gaynor.xxx


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Subject: RE: Pigs Ear Kentish Horse Folk Ale 2013
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 10 Jun 13 - 08:30 AM

By the way most of the lost and abandoned bits are mine - looking forward to being re-united with them, and, Piggies, I think I owe you some extra camping fees.


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