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London get-together: Nov. 2, 2013

Suffet 17 Oct 13 - 05:20 PM
Leadfingers 18 Oct 13 - 06:22 AM
Richard Bridge 19 Oct 13 - 04:41 AM
Herga Kitty 19 Oct 13 - 12:38 PM
Suffet 20 Oct 13 - 12:42 AM
Suffet 20 Oct 13 - 11:25 AM
Felipa 20 Oct 13 - 03:02 PM
Suffet 20 Oct 13 - 06:57 PM
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SPB-Cooperator 25 Oct 13 - 04:28 AM
Leadfingers 25 Oct 13 - 11:31 AM
GUEST,Steve Suffet 26 Oct 13 - 10:51 AM
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Subject: London get-together: Nov. 2, 2013
From: Suffet
Date: 17 Oct 13 - 05:20 PM

Greetings from New York City!

As I have previously mentioned on Mudcat and elsewhere, my wife Marilyn and I will be visiting the UK in late October and early November 2013.

This is an invitation to an informal get-together for singing, jamming, and conversation on Saturday afternoon, November 2, beginning at 4:00 PM. We will meet in the lobby of the Tavistock Hotel in London. That's on the south side of Tavistock Square, just west of Woburn Place. That's close to the Russell Square tube station. We can take a break for dinner, after which we can reconvene, if people wish. Otherwise it will still be early enough to do whatever you would ordinarily be doing on a Saturday night.

Yes, the hotel has a bar.

So far, Terry Silver (Leadfingers) said he will join us, unless a last minute afternoon gig comes his way. Please let us know if we can count you in as well.

Note: If you would like to contact me by e-mail rather than through Mudcat, please click here.

Marilyn and I hope to see you soon.

Thanks.

--- Steve Suffet


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Subject: RE: London get-together: Nov. 2, 2013
From: Leadfingers
Date: 18 Oct 13 - 06:22 AM

And I WONT take the banjo !


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Subject: RE: London get-together: Nov. 2, 2013
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 19 Oct 13 - 04:41 AM

Noted - but improbable, Russell Sq. is a bit of a trek from the Isle of Grain.


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Subject: RE: London get-together: Nov. 2, 2013
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 19 Oct 13 - 12:38 PM

I'm MCing Steve Turner at Haddenham in the evening, so won't be able to get into town on Saturday afternoon - hope you have a great session though!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: London get-together: Nov. 2, 2013
From: Suffet
Date: 20 Oct 13 - 12:42 AM

Kitty,

If all goes according to plan will probably see you at Herga on Monday, November 4.

--- Steve


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Subject: RE: London get-together: Nov. 2, 2013
From: Suffet
Date: 20 Oct 13 - 11:25 AM

Richard,

I will be the guest at the FAB [Folk and Blues] Club at the White Hart pub in Grays on Sunday afternoon, October 27. I believe that is about a 30 mile drive if you cross the Thames near Thurrock, and it should take well under an hour each way.

The club starts at 2:30 PM. I understand that is the first day back on Standard Time. (In North America we do not revert until the following Sunday.)

Maybe we will finally get the chance to meet

--- Steve


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Subject: RE: London get-together: Nov. 2, 2013
From: Felipa
Date: 20 Oct 13 - 03:02 PM

enjoy your visit


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Subject: RE: London get-together: Nov. 2, 2013
From: Suffet
Date: 20 Oct 13 - 06:57 PM

Felipa,

Thank you. We shall.

--- Steve


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Subject: RE: London get-together: Nov. 2, 2013
From: Suffet
Date: 24 Oct 13 - 07:11 AM

Greeting from London,

Although Marilyn and I will be staying at the Royal National Hotel on November 2nd, our informal get-together at 4:00 PM will still be in the lobby of the Tavistock Hotel, which is just up the block and around the corner. The Tavistock, where we are currently staying, has a much more pleasant and intimate lobby.

--- Steve


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Subject: RE: London get-together: Nov. 2, 2013
From: severed-head
Date: 24 Oct 13 - 07:58 AM

Is the Tavistock happy to have a bunch of folkies singing in their lobby?

Look forward to seeing you at FaBClub on Sunday.
Garry


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Subject: RE: London get-together: Nov. 2, 2013
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 25 Oct 13 - 04:28 AM

Hope to get there, I need an excuse to get off my backside a bit more at the weekends.


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Subject: RE: London get-together: Nov. 2, 2013
From: Leadfingers
Date: 25 Oct 13 - 11:31 AM

Looking forward to it


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Subject: RE: London get-together: Nov. 2, 2013
From: GUEST,Steve Suffet
Date: 26 Oct 13 - 10:51 AM

I asked the fellow at the Tavistock Hotel desk if it would be OK to get together with a few friends in the lobby for some music and conversation, and he said it would be no problem. We should not get too raucous, however. Of course if we are true folkies we NEVER get too raucous.

--- Steve


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Subject: RE: London get-together: Nov. 2, 2013
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 26 Oct 13 - 11:41 AM

Then shanties are out!!!! *smiles*


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Subject: RE: London get-together: Nov. 2, 2013
From: severed-head
Date: 26 Oct 13 - 11:58 AM

No shanties?? Shame!


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Subject: RE: London get-together: Nov. 2, 2013
From: GUEST,Steve Suffet
Date: 28 Oct 13 - 11:17 AM

Only very
quiet
chanteys will be allowed. :-)

--- Steve


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Subject: RE: London get-together: Nov. 2, 2013
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Oct 13 - 11:47 AM

If the worst comes to the worst, the Harrison's within walking distance.


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Subject: RE: London get-together: Nov. 2, 2013
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 29 Oct 13 - 11:02 AM

A quiet shanty? A contradiction, surely


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Subject: RE: London get-together: Nov. 2, 2013
From: severed-head
Date: 30 Oct 13 - 04:08 PM

It looks unlikely I'll be able to meet you all on Saturday - wife's birthday celebration.
Was really nice to meet Steve and Marilyn at FaBClub in Grays.
Here are a couple of videos:
Steve at FaBClub
Steve at FaBClub2
Garry


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Subject: RE: London get-together: Nov. 2, 2013
From: GUEST,Steve Suffet
Date: 03 Nov 13 - 06:31 AM

Here is a big THANK YOU from Marilyn and me to everyone who came to our London get-together at the Tavistock Hotel yesterday, including Paul, Janet, John, Leadfingers, and SPB-Cooperator. While there might have been a little more conversation and a little less music than originally envisioned, we certainly enjoyed both. We even got in a chantey or two near the end, as well as an American freedom song that could get just as loud. The dinner at the nearby Greek restaurant made for a pleasant end to the evening.

Special note to Liz the Squeak: Marilyn and I really missed your presence. Lots of love from the two of us.

Still on our schedule:

Today, Sunday, November 3: Ruskin House Folk & Blues (hotspot)
Monday, November 4: Herga Folk Club(singers' night)
Tuesday, November 5: Sharps Folk (singers' night
Wednesday, November 6: Return to New York

Perhaps we will see you at one of these?

Finally, here are special thanks to Garry for making videos at FAB Club a week ago.

--- Steve


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Subject: RE: London get-together: Nov. 2, 2013
From: Leadfingers
Date: 03 Nov 13 - 06:36 AM

'Twas indeed a pleasant day !!


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Subject: RE: London get-together: Nov. 2, 2013
From: Les from Hull
Date: 05 Nov 13 - 05:34 AM

Maggie and I enjoyed our visit to Herga last night. A lovely evening. Of course we had expected to be the furthest travelled visitors. Ah well...


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Subject: RE: London get-together: Nov. 2, 2013
From: GUEST,Steve Suffet
Date: 05 Nov 13 - 06:02 AM

Les,

Are you and Maggie staying at the Royal National Hotel? Marilyn thought she noticed you at breakfast today but she wasn't sure enough to go over and say something. If so, then we obviously both traveled the same distance to get to Herga last night. Let's acll it a draw. :-)

--- Steve


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Subject: RE: London get-together: Nov. 2, 2013
From: Les from Hull
Date: 05 Nov 13 - 08:28 AM

Indeed 'twas us! We're now in the cafe at the V&A. Maybe see you at breakfast tomorrow!


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Subject: RE: London get-together: Nov. 2, 2013
From: GUEST,Steve Suffet
Date: 06 Nov 13 - 06:43 AM

Les,

Sorry we missed you and Maggie. We got down to breakfast at about 9 AM, after most of the large groups had departed for the day. We have since checked out, and we are now waiting to take the tube to Heathrow for our flight back to New York.

If you are on Facebook, please send me a friend request. Thanks.

Marilyn says "Hi." Please let us know if you ever visit New York. You can contact us by e-mail to ssuffet@nyc.rr.com.

--- Steve


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Subject: RE: London get-together: Nov. 2, 2013
From: GUEST,Steve Suffet
Date: 06 Nov 13 - 06:46 AM

Marilyn and I spent our final night of our UK trip at Sharps Folk Club in London, saying "hello" to old friends and making new ones. Right now we are getting ready for our flight back to New York this evening. Once again we would like to thank everyone who made this adventure so enjoyable.

--- Steve


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Subject: RE: London get-together: Nov. 2, 2013
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 06 Nov 13 - 07:04 AM

Good to see you both on Monday evening - hope you'll visit Herga again next time you're over!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: London get-together: Nov. 2, 2013
From: Suffet
Date: 08 Nov 13 - 04:15 PM

Kitty,

Thanks. Of course we will visit again, most likely in about two years, plus or minus six months.

Meanwhile, Marilyn and I arrived back home late Wednesday evening, November 6. Perhaps next time we will convince Anne Price to join us.

--- Steve


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