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Barking Folk Festival - June 10-11, 2017

GUEST,FolkieMcFolkface 28 Apr 17 - 03:22 AM
Georgiansilver 28 Apr 17 - 06:18 AM
Richard Bridge 28 Apr 17 - 06:45 AM
severed-head 28 Apr 17 - 10:48 AM
Richard Bridge 28 Apr 17 - 06:09 PM
GUEST,Guest 29 Apr 17 - 08:38 PM
MoorleyMan 30 Apr 17 - 06:51 AM
Leadfingers 30 Apr 17 - 12:48 PM
GUEST 30 Apr 17 - 01:45 PM
GUEST,Guest 30 Apr 17 - 07:29 PM
GUEST,ripov 30 Apr 17 - 09:51 PM
GUEST,ripov 30 Apr 17 - 09:57 PM
GUEST,Hootenanny 01 May 17 - 11:38 AM
JHW 01 May 17 - 05:19 PM
punkfolkrocker 01 May 17 - 05:57 PM
GUEST,John from Kemsing 05 May 17 - 11:20 AM
GUEST,Guest Guest 05 May 17 - 06:41 PM
GUEST,ripov 06 May 17 - 04:50 PM
Leadfingers 06 May 17 - 05:31 PM
GUEST,ripov 06 May 17 - 06:29 PM
GUEST,Guest Guest 07 May 17 - 11:36 AM
GUEST,Guest Guest 07 May 17 - 11:44 AM
GUEST,Keep it going 09 May 17 - 07:30 PM
ripov 10 May 17 - 08:17 AM
GUEST,Guest Guest 10 May 17 - 07:40 PM
ripov 11 May 17 - 06:24 PM
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Subject: Barking Folk Festival
From: GUEST,FolkieMcFolkface
Date: 28 Apr 17 - 03:22 AM

Hi guys, I just wanted to draw your attention to the Barking Folk Festival that is happening on Sat 10th - Sun 11th June this year.

The highlight of the event is Abbey Ruins Live, where a number of folk acts will be performing over the weekend. The current running order looks like this:

Saturday 10 June

4pm – Kitty Macfarlane
4.45pm – Lucy Ward
5.30pm – Blair Dunlop
6.30pm – Damien O'Kane
8pm – Kate Rusby

Sunday 11 June

4pm – The Leylines
4.45pm – Beans on Toast
5.30pm – Lucy Spraggan
6.30pm – The Young'uns
8pm – Newton Faulkner

The best thing is that it's completely FREE, although you do still need to book a ticket online. All the information about the event is here.


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Subject: RE: Barking Folk Festival
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 28 Apr 17 - 06:18 AM

Great line up but not able to make it..... Hope it all goes swimmingly well. Cheers, Mike.


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Subject: RE: Barking Folk Festival
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 28 Apr 17 - 06:45 AM

Fringe?


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Subject: RE: Barking Folk Festival - June 10-11, 2017
From: severed-head
Date: 28 Apr 17 - 10:48 AM

The Rom Shanty Crew sang at last year's Barking Folk Festival, and we felt it really needed an informal singers and musicians session away from the main arena.
On Saturday 10th June 2017, we are inviting all singers and musicians to join us at The Boathouse Cafe & Bar, 80 Abbey Road, Barking, IG11 7BT. It is a lovely venue with a terrace overlooking Barking Creek, and about 10 minutes walk from the Festival site. We will be there from 12 Noon onwards, and finish time will depend on how many people turn up to support the event. It would be great if we could keep it going throughout the afternoon, until perhaps 5pm or 6pm.
We are circulating flyers to local folk clubs and if you could tell your friends about it, that would be great!
Many thanks
Garry


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Subject: RE: Barking Folk Festival - June 10-11, 2017
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 28 Apr 17 - 06:09 PM

Liking that. An (alas sober) afternoon's drive.


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Subject: RE: Barking Folk Festival - June 10-11, 2017
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 29 Apr 17 - 08:38 PM

Well I am gobsmacked!!

So somebody goes to the trouble of putting on a couple of decent concerts for FREE and still people want to go off and do there own thing?

The folk world has gone mad - in line with the rest of the world.

I used to think we were different but we aint.


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Subject: RE: Barking Folk Festival - June 10-11, 2017
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 30 Apr 17 - 06:51 AM

Is it just a coincidence that a number of threads have suddenly appeared seeking or concerning dog-related songs?
Perhaps everyone's going Barking mad?
(Paws for thought...)


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Subject: RE: Barking Folk Festival - June 10-11, 2017
From: Leadfingers
Date: 30 Apr 17 - 12:48 PM

GUEST guest - A lot of us are like the Late Great Jake Thackeray and are NOT just listening Oiks -A lot of us are PLAYING oiks


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Subject: RE: Barking Folk Festival - June 10-11, 2017
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Apr 17 - 01:45 PM

The trouble with events like these is that they can promote an interest in folk music among the "listening oiks" who then expect decent performances in return of their money in folk clubs.


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Subject: RE: Barking Folk Festival - June 10-11, 2017
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 30 Apr 17 - 07:29 PM

I am the original guest and really wonder why people seem to feel that a fringe or whatever you want to call it is necessary.

In these days of mass social media why not just meet up at somewhere mutually agreeable and do your thing?

Lots of people in other walks of life manage it eg Ladies who Lunch.

What is the attraction of doing something outwith of at an event?

Regarding the other guest; I assume from your posting you consider the standard in folk clubs to be poor!?


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Subject: RE: Barking Folk Festival - June 10-11, 2017
From: GUEST,ripov
Date: 30 Apr 17 - 09:51 PM

"What is the attraction of doing something outwith of at an event?" -

To many of us, as Leadfingers has said, folk music is something we do, rather than what we just listen to - "Music in the Community".
Formal concerts provide a nucleus, and usually we do dip in and out, but several days of just listening to other people - no matter how skilled - doing it gets boring.
You might even consider that the point of a folk concert, from a musicians point of view, is to see what the "leaders in the field" are doing, and take it away with you as inspiration for your own playing.


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Subject: RE: Barking Folk Festival - June 10-11, 2017
From: GUEST,ripov
Date: 30 Apr 17 - 09:57 PM

Having said that; well done for bringing it to this area where nothing musical seems to happen. Have you put it in the Newham Magazine?
I find it strange that the "every child a musician" initiative seems left to wither on the vine as the kids grow up. The events section of that magazine doesn't even list the Newham Academy Orchestra.


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Subject: RE: Barking Folk Festival - June 10-11, 2017
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 01 May 17 - 11:38 AM

Perhaps Barking isn't in the London Borough of Newham ??


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Subject: RE: Barking Folk Festival - June 10-11, 2017
From: JHW
Date: 01 May 17 - 05:19 PM

'I am the original guest and really wonder why people seem to feel that a fringe or whatever you want to call it is necessary.'

Years since I laid on events but I tried for the atmosphere of a fringe without any substantive festival.
Still, someone always would start something else so not to be a part of the 'official' programme.


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Subject: RE: Barking Folk Festival - June 10-11, 2017
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 01 May 17 - 05:57 PM

Some people just need to think they are diferent and special - somewhat superior to the mainstream...


it's one of the aspects of middle class 'folkie culture' that I've long time found off putting...

.. anyway.. Barking Folk Fest.. so where's Sir Billy Bard of BBC4 Folk then... ???


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Subject: RE: Barking Folk Festival - June 10-11, 2017
From: GUEST,John from Kemsing
Date: 05 May 17 - 11:20 AM

I understand that Guff Productions, who will be running the BBC Folk Awards show in 2018, have allocated a number of empty rooms for "Fringe" events to take place while the show is running. It would appear the idea is to meet the requirements of the "Inclusivity Agenda", so sacred to "Auntie".


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Subject: RE: Barking Folk Festival - June 10-11, 2017
From: GUEST,Guest Guest
Date: 05 May 17 - 06:41 PM

So the fringe is all about "MEE"

But that's the society me live in post Thatcher.


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Subject: RE: Barking Folk Festival - June 10-11, 2017
From: GUEST,ripov
Date: 06 May 17 - 04:50 PM

Sorry Hootenanny; you're quite right it's not. Just rather close. At least I take it it's that Barking? And that Newham will remain short of culture.

And if you want to put it that way G_G_Guest, yes it is about MEE, doing something I love in the company of like minded friends. is that so bad? And other than that they listen, whereas we play, are not audiences doing that same thing?
As regards festivals, consider the process of condensation in clouds; given a suitable nucleus, water vapour condenses, and ultimately produces refreshing (or at least usually necessary) rain. The festival is a nucleus, musicians collect around it, and the community is (we hope) refreshed '(take tongue out of cheek)'!

The fringe doesn't happen because someone organises it; if it did it wouldn't be a 'fringe' but part of the festival. It happens because the festival is a good place to be, and there's a good pub nearby. Don't knock it.


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Subject: RE: Barking Folk Festival - June 10-11, 2017
From: Leadfingers
Date: 06 May 17 - 05:31 PM

WELL I have registered for both days - The advantage of free travel in London - so will be free to wander round between the Festival and the Boathouse session .


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Subject: RE: Barking Folk Festival - June 10-11, 2017
From: GUEST,ripov
Date: 06 May 17 - 06:29 PM

Bloody jammy londoners with yer freedom passesd!


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Subject: RE: Barking Folk Festival - June 10-11, 2017
From: GUEST,Guest Guest
Date: 07 May 17 - 11:36 AM

I thought the free travel only applied to the wrinklies and disadvantaged but no doubt Leadfingers can clarify this.

IMHO there is nothing jammy about living in London although it is usually an interesting place to visit.


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Subject: RE: Barking Folk Festival - June 10-11, 2017
From: GUEST,Guest Guest
Date: 07 May 17 - 11:44 AM

Re your last Ripov.

Putting aside the pedantics regarding who does or does not "organise" the fringe it is at best opportunist and at worst parasitic.

Normally I would ask that people taking advantage of others efforts and risk taking would at least contribute financially. (LOL)

If the event was not there then neither would you be!


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Subject: RE: Barking Folk Festival - June 10-11, 2017
From: GUEST,Keep it going
Date: 09 May 17 - 07:30 PM

Refresh!


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Subject: RE: Barking Folk Festival - June 10-11, 2017
From: ripov
Date: 10 May 17 - 08:17 AM

G-G-Guest

1. Whatever faults London has, and they are many, it has a wonderful public transport system. You arrive at a bus stop, wait a bit, and a bus comes, maybe a bit less frequently in the wee small hours. Compared with buses 09.00 and 16.30 market days only!

2. I won't publicly hazard a guess at Leadfingers age; but I am certainly a wrinkly, of an age where it is also appropriate to be a grumpy old git. And I am not at all jealous (publicly that is) of his having a pass which works on trains as well as buses!

3. Perhaps you could justify your statement that in terms of folk festivals Leadfingers, Richard and myself, for example, are basically parasites.

4. "If the event was not there then neither would you be! " - true, but we could well be playing somewhere else.



I wonder how many performers at the "official" festival themselves play at fringe venues, or at least did before they had enough paid work?


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Subject: RE: Barking Folk Festival - June 10-11, 2017
From: GUEST,Guest Guest
Date: 10 May 17 - 07:40 PM

Ripov

I did not accuse you or anyone else personally of being parasites - but if the cap fits!

You may well make a significant financial contribution to events you attend - but there an awful lot that don't.

At Barking, of course, it being free event even if you wanted to you could not.

I just think that you are being rude by suggesting to run something at odds with an event that someone has probably put a lot of time and effort into for no obvious gain.

And finally in answer to your point 4 - so p... off and do it somewhere else and I don't care if I am being rude.

I will just close by wishing the event the best of luck and saying I would love to be there but have a previous commitment.


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Subject: RE: Barking Folk Festival - June 10-11, 2017
From: ripov
Date: 11 May 17 - 06:24 PM

All right, parasitic was at the end of the range you referred to. But you still said it.
I simply don't understand your reasoning. Or unpleasantness. Which aspect of musicians (and possibly other artists) attending a festival and doing their own thing when they're not actually at the organised bits, do you find so abhorrent? Most places that host festivals have - let's call them 'venues' - that are only too happy to host informal gatherings, or even engage professionals to encourage them. Severed head said "it really needed an informal singers and musicians session", and has pointed to a suitable venue. So where do you see a problem?
Nobody has suggested running an alternative event.
Even the street people that invariably accompany festivals add to the ambience and festive spirit (not sure about amplified pan-pipers!)

I hope you have a pleasant day elsewhere, and that no folk musicians turn up to spoil you enjoyment.


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Subject: RE: Barking Folk Festival - June 10-11, 2017
From: severed-head
Date: 03 Jun 17 - 04:40 AM

Just one week to go folks!


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Subject: RE: Barking Folk Festival - June 10-11, 2017
From: severed-head
Date: 08 Jun 17 - 04:10 AM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Barking Folk Festival - June 10-11, 2017
From: GUEST,Pete from seven stars link
Date: 08 Jun 17 - 02:45 PM

If there is no fringe where other musicians can play, it may be that they will listen to the main acts . However , I suspect they would just stay home instead of going to play , and then give a listen to main stage


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