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Review: Cleckheaton Folk Festival

GUEST,Aging folky 24 Jun 13 - 06:35 PM
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r.padgett 26 Jun 13 - 02:50 AM
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Soldier boy 26 Jun 13 - 03:50 PM
GUEST,Dave Nuttall, Wakefield. 27 Jun 13 - 07:52 AM
r.padgett 28 Jun 13 - 03:47 AM
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Subject: Review: Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: GUEST,Aging folky
Date: 24 Jun 13 - 06:35 PM

I have never been to Cleckheaton Folk festival.
I am only a listener,not singer or musician. Can anyone recommend it.

Is it worth travelling 50 miles for the day ?

And what is the parking like, there.


Thanks


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Subject: RE: Review: Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Jun 13 - 04:15 AM

Cleckheaton FF is a relatively small friendly local event with plenty going off in the pubs around as well as the town hall concert venue. If you you like small and friendly, then yes, highly recommended.

info

brad


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Subject: RE: Review: Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: s&r
Date: 25 Jun 13 - 05:08 AM

Parking easy, and it is the home of one of the best folk instrument shops in the country

Stu


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Subject: RE: Review: Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 25 Jun 13 - 05:22 AM

Most of the parking is FREE, in fact I don't know anywhere in Cleckheaton where you have to pay to park, which is brilliant, why aren't all town centres like this ?

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Review: Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Jun 13 - 04:23 PM

There are no parking charges anywhere in Cleckheaton at all but there are some "maximum stay 4hrs" notices. It's very well worth a 50 mile trip - but I would say that wouldn't I !! Dave M.


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Subject: RE: Review: Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 25 Jun 13 - 04:31 PM

Yes, it's a fantastic little festival with a great lineup of guests so you will not be disappointed. I'd endorse all that has been said above.
But could Max please rename the thread - you can't call it a review of an event that hasn't yet happened!!!


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Subject: RE: Review: Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: r.padgett
Date: 26 Jun 13 - 02:50 AM

You will be able to call it a Review after the event in a couple of weeks time of course David!!
Ray


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Subject: RE: Review: Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Jun 13 - 03:27 AM

Only 9 days left and the forecast is brilliant!!


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Subject: RE: Review: Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: Soldier boy
Date: 26 Jun 13 - 03:50 PM

It's a brilliant festival and small enough to stroll around town to find what suits you.
Loads going off in the pubs with playarounds and singarounds (especially in The Wickham Arms) and Plenty of free parking .....and I would walk 500 miles..........................................................................!


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Subject: RE: Review: Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: GUEST,Dave Nuttall, Wakefield.
Date: 27 Jun 13 - 07:52 AM

Yes...Cleckheaton is a very special festival...compact , well- organised and friendly , catering for all tastes and including some wonderful guests. My friends and I are hosting the Singaround in the Wickams Pub in the town centre from noon onwards on Saturday 6th July and we look forward to seeing new faces and renewing old friendships. You will be made very welcome and I do hope you enjoy the weekend.

DAVE


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Subject: RE: Review: Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: r.padgett
Date: 28 Jun 13 - 03:47 AM

Mr Nuttall is a genial host!

Ray


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Subject: RE: Review: Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: GUEST,Steve Brownlee
Date: 28 Jun 13 - 05:29 PM


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Subject: RE: Review: Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: r.padgett
Date: 29 Jun 13 - 04:08 AM

I take it that the camp site is the usual shortish stride?

Can anyone tell me if non weekend ticket holders can buy tickets please? for camping

Ray


BTW

I am in the Commercial on Friday Mceeing a concertish sess (the room is small and upstairs) and Saturday doinga 6.30 to 8pm Mceeing not sure where!!I believe spots available let me know!


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Subject: RE: Review: Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: Eric the Viking
Date: 29 Jun 13 - 06:21 AM

When I lived down there I always found it one of the best and friendliest festivals ever. Went for years, even before living in Cleckheaton. A 50 mile trip is more than worth it. The Saturday would be best if you are only going for one day, starts early.Highly recommended. Always a good range of sessions, free gigs and a good line up. Glad to see that Hissyfit and Monkey's fist are on the line up.


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Subject: RE: Review: Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: Lenny's mum
Date: 29 Jun 13 - 09:42 AM

Non ticket holders can buy tickets on the campsite. It is £10 per person per night. Weekend ticket holders pay £5 per person per night.

The site is in the same place as it has been for quite a few years now, on the Rugby pitch, so it is nice and flat. There will be a catering van on site.


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Subject: RE: Review: Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Jun 13 - 03:17 PM

MCing in the Station Tavern Ray (morde of a Folk Club Host) and spots are at MC's discretion apart from guest spot - that's up to you to fit in!! See you Friday


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Subject: RE: Review: Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: GUEST,Joe G
Date: 29 Jun 13 - 07:37 PM

Can't agree with the comment it caters for all tastes - its very much a festival for those who love fairly unadventurous (though often very good!) folk music - nothing cutting edge - but if you like that its a good place to be :-)

I live 8 miles away and have rarely been tempted


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Subject: RE: Review: Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: Charley Noble
Date: 29 Jun 13 - 09:41 PM

I believe my good friend Jim Saville, co-editor of The Complete Poetry of Cicely Fox Smith, is associated with this festival. I'd love to get a report from any survivors.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Review: Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: r.padgett
Date: 30 Jun 13 - 03:13 AM

Thanks for all the information given!

Joe G well it is understandable as to where you are coming from

Clecky is for people who like to sing/play/perform etc with like minded people!

Festivals which need audiences are "Entertainment" and that is where the divisions are defined ~ a good giest line up at Clecky and Maddy Prior even!! (see the website for more information)

As a reviewer Joe yes and a good job you do!

Folk music song etc has a certain camaraderie of its own too!

Ray


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Subject: RE: Review: Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: GUEST,Joe G
Date: 30 Jun 13 - 06:19 AM

Fair comment Ray and as you know I do enjoy the social side of the folk scene and I know Clecky is good for that. I was just disagreeing with the comment that it had something for everyone as the line ups tend to rather safe rather than progressive. But H know lots of people enjoy it and I wasn't meaning to be critical just not my cup of tea!


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Subject: RE: Review: Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: GUEST,Joe G
Date: 30 Jun 13 - 06:22 AM

That should be 'I know' not 'H' know!


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Subject: RE: Review: Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: GUEST,Deanna
Date: 30 Jun 13 - 03:29 PM

Hi,
Cleckheaton is well worth a visit. Parking is plentiful and go to the towm hall and the festival people will sort you out. Plus the line up is fantastic this year.


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Subject: RE: Review: Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: GUEST,Deanna
Date: 30 Jun 13 - 03:35 PM

Camping is available to all, but conditions do apply. That is it costs more if you do not have a ticket.
:)


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Subject: RE: Review: Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: GUEST,Deanna
Date: 30 Jun 13 - 06:04 PM

I apologise for hogging this but:5/6/7 July 2013
Friday at Cleckheaton are
The Wilsons and The Demon Barbers XL Show ( to name but 2)
SATURDAY
Dave Webber & Annie Fentiman, The Durbervilles, Steve Tilston & The Durbervilles, Pete Coe, Hissyfit, The Mighty Doonans ( OOOPS I Forgot about 40 + more...And 9 Great Dance Sides And a parade and   Please go to web site....
Sorry Nearly forgot
SUNDAY:
A Host of brilliant artists, a family afternoon of fun and oooh let me see, * MADDY PRIOR, with Hannah James and Giles Lewin.

I for one can not wait...


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Subject: RE: Review: Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: GUEST,LENNY'S MUM
Date: 02 Jul 13 - 08:30 AM

Have you seen the weather forecast. Apparently, it is going to be gorgeous. All being well, we should have a really great Festival this year.

Janet


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Subject: RE: Review: Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Jul 13 - 01:20 PM

The sun's cracking the flags in Cleckheaton and it's set for the weekend. See some of you there!!!!


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Subject: RE: Review: Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: Spectacled Warbler
Date: 04 Jul 13 - 02:28 PM

Any Engish music / morris sessions?

Joy


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Subject: RE: Review: Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: GUEST,Stewart C
Date: 04 Jul 13 - 04:17 PM

Yes Clecheaton's a good un. Nice little intimate session/concert in Town Hall bar Saturday aftenoon most years. Weatherspoons across road for cheap beer food.
The Musicroom is one of the best shops anywhere if your a player to have a
browse round .
Only 2 or 3 pubs have informal sessions . . so a bit restricting. .


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Subject: RE: Review: Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: Leadfingers
Date: 08 Jul 13 - 04:22 AM

What an excellent weekend - Thanks to Dave and t'committee for arranging such a Good'Un !


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Subject: RE: Review: Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: GUEST,Orson Trap
Date: 08 Jul 13 - 09:01 AM

Excellent Stuff!
The highlights for me in no particular order:
The Mighty Doonans (I remember them when they were just The Doonans - but they are mighty now), The Wilsons, Maddy Prior & Co. and the Duncan Mcfarlane Band (had a short back & sides last time I saw him and did not run around as much - a new lease of life post catheta eh?)
I know festival organisers joke when they say they have 'booked' good weather as well as artists...but, as the song says "It's too darn hot".
So next year please, knock a couple of degrees off at least Dave.
To everybody involved, thanks and 'well done'.


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Subject: RE: Review: Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: r.padgett
Date: 08 Jul 13 - 10:50 AM

Well what I saw and introduced went well enough!

Nice little folk club/concertish sessions in the Commercial on Friday night and the Station upstairs (formerly k/as the Royal years ago)

Bruce Baillie, Blackwater, Phil Pipe and Dave and Ani Webber guested and many thanks to Geoff Hollis and Gary Hawkes, Marco and Anne Lonsdale for their contributions in particulat

I did manage to get a 20 mins spot on Saturday and a couple of songs in the Wickham

Saw none of the biggies as tennis and tiredness and travelling were priorities

Thanks to all who were involved and organised and came to listen and support

Hope to see you all next year if not before

Ray


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Subject: RE: Review: Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: GUEST,Jane
Date: 08 Jul 13 - 11:22 AM

The Doonans/Wilsons finale Brilliant!


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Subject: RE: Review: Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: GUEST,Orson Trap
Date: 09 Jul 13 - 02:51 AM

It was, they made 'Farewell Bonnie Tyler' an anthem, the hall roof was raised as everybody joined in.
That reminds me, whatever happened to the TV Toppers?


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Subject: RE: Review: Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: GUEST,aging folky
Date: 09 Jul 13 - 01:52 PM

On the advice of other posters I went, and was not disappointed.

Went to the "wars of the roses" and good ol lanky won (Again)

Saturday night concert, Bryony & Will, Steve Tilson, Hissyfit.

I am afraid the Doonans, whilst they are good, they don't quite do it for me.

saw the Wickham dance competition.
Went to the "Meet Pete Coe"    42 years in folk music, what a guy.
I could listen to Pete Coe all day long.

YES a good festival that I will go to again.

Thanks to the organizers and all the artists and stewards.


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Subject: RE: Review: Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Jul 13 - 02:39 AM

Thanks to all who came and enjoyed the brilliant weekend we had. To say "sorry about the heat" seems odd to say the least! To see Hip Hop and a scratch DJ at a Folk Festival was amazing but the whole weekend was excellent because we had a great, appreciative audience and if you missed it we will do it all again (different artists) on 4th, 5th & 6th July 2014 - see you there perhaps?


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Subject: RE: Review: Cleckheaton Folk Festival
From: GUEST,Vin2
Date: 31 Jul 13 - 04:31 PM

Bit of a late review this but hey.....thoroughly loved the festival this year so thanks to all the committee. Wish you could have the Wilsons every year. Even with one short they were still magic...hope Mike's foot's better. Pete Coe was magic as was the Doonans &c &c Great w/end with a nice mix of young, old and the sun shone too, roll on next year eh


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