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Buxton sessions

Jack Campin 07 Mar 16 - 06:21 PM
FreddyHeadey 07 Mar 16 - 08:15 PM
GUEST,ripov 07 Mar 16 - 10:53 PM
GUEST,Ray 08 Mar 16 - 04:19 AM
Ian Hendrie 08 Mar 16 - 05:00 AM
FreddyHeadey 08 Mar 16 - 06:41 AM
GUEST,Ray 08 Mar 16 - 10:47 AM
FreddyHeadey 08 Mar 16 - 12:58 PM
BanjoRay 08 Mar 16 - 06:50 PM
GUEST,Ray 09 Mar 16 - 11:55 AM
FreddyHeadey 09 Mar 16 - 08:32 PM
FreddyHeadey 11 Mar 16 - 05:18 AM
GUEST,Ray 11 Mar 16 - 11:22 AM
FreddyHeadey 11 Mar 16 - 12:48 PM
GUEST,Ray 11 Mar 16 - 04:03 PM
FreddyHeadey 18 Aug 16 - 06:32 PM
GUEST,Bloke in Groucho mask 19 Aug 16 - 04:01 AM
Stu 19 Aug 16 - 04:11 AM
Jack Campin 05 Mar 17 - 08:23 PM
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Subject: Buxton sessions
From: Jack Campin
Date: 07 Mar 16 - 06:21 PM

Information about sessions in Buxton (Derbyshire) is typically hard to find. I'm there at the moment. The entry in traditionalmusic.co.uk lists two defunct ones, one with Chris Rockcliffe as a contact - he died in 2008.

Anyway, tonight I found a dead friendly bluegrass/Americana/English session, just before closing time. The Ale Stop, first Monday of the month. The licence is only till 10pm (it's an odd hole-in-the-wall place that looks like it would be more at home in Bulgaria) so I suppose it starts early.


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Subject: RE: Buxton sessions
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 07 Mar 16 - 08:15 PM

Handy to know. Thanks.

If you are still there on Tuesday...
maybe you could check out this unconfirmed one
Jam Session at The Swan
Every Tuesday
"...was at The Olde Sun till it closed, Nov 2015"
The Swan - 40 High St, 
Buxton, Derbyshire 
SK17 6HB
www.facebook.com/pages/The-Swan/161446683865605
01298 23278    
https://maps.google.com/?cid=12338931373938836090
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Other folky stuff for Staffordshire and surrounds
http://www.thefolkdiary.co.uk 
&
https://mapoffolkystuffinstaffordshire.wordpress.com/the-map/ 


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Subject: RE: Buxton sessions
From: GUEST,ripov
Date: 07 Mar 16 - 10:53 PM

blurry 'ell, Freddy - an I always said there was nuthin up ere but apathy!!


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Subject: RE: Buxton sessions
From: GUEST,Ray
Date: 08 Mar 16 - 04:19 AM

The main session in Buxton is Club Acoustic which takes place on certain Wednesdays at the Old Clubhouse (the watering-hole next door to the Opera House). I've not been to one of their regular sessions for at least a decade a decade so I can't tell you which ones.

There are many sessions in the surrounding sticks (went to one last night in Bradwell) but you'll need to be prepared to travel.


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Subject: RE: Buxton sessions
From: Ian Hendrie
Date: 08 Mar 16 - 05:00 AM

I'd be interested in knowing about any sessions in Buxton to add to the
Pyramid Folk Hub which covers this local area.


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Subject: RE: Buxton sessions
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 08 Mar 16 - 06:41 AM

Ray, Club Acoustic is 1st & 3rd Weds plus a guest when there is a 5th Wednesday.( details on the 07 Mar 16 - 08:15 link above )


Bradwell...
Ray, was this instrumental/singing? Do you remember the pub?... Frequency? ...and are they happy for others to know about it?
?
The White Hart Inn  ?
/


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Subject: RE: Buxton sessions
From: GUEST,Ray
Date: 08 Mar 16 - 10:47 AM

Freddy - Only been on the guest nights (to play) in recent years.

The Bradwell session is at The Bowling Green on the first Monday of the month (usually). Anything goes and newcomers are always welcome but it would be ruined if it got too popular; if you get my drift.

There used to be a session in Bakewell - no longer in The Manners - and they frowned at you if you didn't play in that night's chosen key!


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Subject: RE: Buxton sessions
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 08 Mar 16 - 12:58 PM

Thanks Ray.


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Subject: RE: Buxton sessions
From: BanjoRay
Date: 08 Mar 16 - 06:50 PM

The Bakewell session where they "frowned on you if you didn't play in that night's chosen key" was an Old Time session where the fiddlers and banjo players have to re-tune their instruments to change key and keep the right sound. This session is now on a Thursday night in the Queens Arms. They mostly play fiddle tunes, with a few songs, all American Old Time. Everyone's welcome if you stick to those rules! There is no difficulty with staying in one key as the participants could play for a week without repeating themselves....
Ray


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Subject: RE: Buxton sessions
From: GUEST,Ray
Date: 09 Mar 16 - 11:55 AM

Ray - I understand the reason for it, I just don't get being able to call yourself a musician and only playing in one key. As for alternative tunings, I've always said that I'll start using different ones when I've exhausted all possibilities with the normal one.

I drove past the Poachers (Hope - some people live in Hope!) and they are advertising a Wednesday "jam session". Does anyone know anything about it? Perhaps it has moved from the Old Hall?


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Subject: RE: Buxton sessions
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 09 Mar 16 - 08:32 PM

(...could I suggest a separate thread for definining musicians/tuningskill,/keys... etc..
thread.cfm?threadid=159434 ?)

Thanks GuestRay & BanjoRay.

idk about the Poachers Arms

http://www.folkandblues.club 
seems to be still on at the Old Hall

"... Folk, Blues  & Beyond uses the tea rooms at The Old Hall Hotel once a month presenting  well known or up and coming artists.
Acoustic sessions will be held in the [Old Hall] hotel bar..."

Just for the record....
2016
9 Mar  - Singers & Musicians
23 Mar - Singers & Musicians
13 Apr - Singers & Musicians
24 Apr - Sarah McQuaid
27 Apr - Singers & Musicians
15 May- Paul Pearson -Rob Lowdon - Chris McMahon and Ceri Ashton 


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Subject: RE: Buxton sessions
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 11 Mar 16 - 05:18 AM

Found a Facebook page now for the Poachers(new management...)

Poachers, Hope, Bring your gear, play your stuff,. Jam Session every Wednesday


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Subject: RE: Buxton sessions
From: GUEST,Ray
Date: 11 Mar 16 - 11:22 AM

Aaah.... Face-tube!

Won't be going there then!


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Subject: RE: Buxton sessions
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 11 Mar 16 - 12:48 PM

Ray... you surely don't mean you won't go to a pub if it can be proved they have a Facebook page ;-) !?

...but that's why I put the info in the text, it doesn't mention a time, just 'every Wednesday'.
A fiddle a sax and a trumpet in their photo.... I don't think they know who will be turning up yet. Maybe they're hoping to mop up anyone who doesn't like the Old Hall.


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Subject: RE: Buxton sessions
From: GUEST,Ray
Date: 11 Mar 16 - 04:03 PM

I'll check to see if any of the usual suspects have heard about what's going on.


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Subject: RE: Buxton sessions
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 18 Aug 16 - 06:32 PM

The Poachers, Hope, looked closed up when I passed in July 2016.
And the fb page isn't available.


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Subject: RE: Buxton sessions
From: GUEST,Bloke in Groucho mask
Date: 19 Aug 16 - 04:01 AM

Since when did they worry about which key they were in?

Used to be a crackin' singers night at The Devonshire Arms on the A6 just south of Buxton. Been a few years since I went last, mind. No idea if it still exists. A bloke called Gerry? used to run it. I left Derbyshire to its fate back in 2009.


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Subject: RE: Buxton sessions
From: Stu
Date: 19 Aug 16 - 04:11 AM

Oh for the heady days of the brilliant session at The George, Britannia and Watson's. We had some great times in Buxton over the years.


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Subject: RE: Buxton sessions
From: Jack Campin
Date: 05 Mar 17 - 08:23 PM

OK, I'm going to be back there the week after next, 12/13/14 March.

Anything happening that doesn't need a car to get to?


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Subject: RE: Buxton sessions
From: GUEST,Ray
Date: 06 Mar 17 - 09:34 AM

There's a session in Bradwell on the 13th but it's a long walk back to Buxton!


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