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Leek Folk Day - May 13?

Mo the caller 13 Mar 23 - 10:13 AM
Raggytash 13 Mar 23 - 03:53 PM
GUEST 14 Mar 23 - 01:19 PM
GUEST,RJM 17 Mar 23 - 04:53 AM
GUEST 17 Mar 23 - 11:42 AM
leeneia 18 Mar 23 - 01:57 PM
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Subject: Leek Folk Day
From: Mo the caller
Date: 13 Mar 23 - 10:13 AM

Does anyone know anything about this. I'm told it is on May 13th at the Foxlowe Centre, but all Google can find is a picture from last year.
I do know there will be a ceilidh 7.30 -11 as I'm sharing the calling with Victoria Berringer.


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Subject: RE: Leek Folk Day
From: Raggytash
Date: 13 Mar 23 - 03:53 PM

If anyone is going to Leek call in at the Wilkes Head in the town centre. The landlord (Moggie) is a great guitarist, banjo player and singer .............. he's also as mad as a box of frogs but great company and keeps great beers. Tell him Sister Mary recommended the place!.


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Subject: RE: Leek Folk Day
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Mar 23 - 01:19 PM

probably the one titled
The Lorna Davies Folk Day
13th May 2023
   Main stage afternoon concert in The Foxlowe Arts Centre.

Gazebos and Shelters available in the gardens for informal Sessions and Singarounds.

MC – Bill Durose.
Headline acts will include
Seán Cannon (of The Dubliners and the Dublin Legends)
supported by
The Leek Peace Choir,
Rick Ford,
Esther Brennan & Ian Buchanan,
The Bird Scarers,
Chris Algar,
Eardley Rhead Crosbie & Swindlehurst,
Time Stealers
Tom Perry and Clive Brooks,
Tom Reid,
Bill Durose.

https://leekartsfestival.co.uk/event/the-lorna-davies-folk-day/

&
Evening Ceilidh
Cuckoo’s Nest Ceilidh Band – led by Dave Rhead. Plus guests including Seán Cannon & Ian Douglas story teller
https://leekartsfestival.co.uk/event/evening-ceilidh/


It's part of the (April-May-June)Leek Arts Festival. Quite a few other folky\blues concerts.
Kevin Dempsey, Joe Broughton and Tom Chapman
John Miller & His Country Casuals
Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman
Leek Blues & Americana Festival acoustic session
Simply Dylan
Murphy's Marbles
Well Travelled
Endon Community Choir
Allan Taylor
The Lorna Davies Folk Day
Evening Ceilidh
Basin Street Jazz and Blues Band
John Otway and Wild Willy Barrett
Sarah Miller and Mr Will
The Jake Leg Jug Band
In The Footsteps Of Ewan MacColl
Birmingham Conservatoire Folk Ensemble
Leek Blues & Americana Festival acoustic session
The Sixties Survivors
The Bluesmakers
Chris Leslie
Johnny Coppin
The Phoenix Singers
https://leekartsfestival.co.uk/events-list/


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Subject: RE: Leek Folk Day
From: GUEST,RJM
Date: 17 Mar 23 - 04:53 AM

I am pleased to see Lorna remembered with an event


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Subject: RE: Leek Folk Day
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Mar 23 - 11:42 AM

Lorna Davies 3rd Jan ____ - 7th Oct 2022

https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=171819


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Subject: RE: Leek Folk Day
From: leeneia
Date: 18 Mar 23 - 01:57 PM

Leek is a town NE of Stoke-on-Trent, England.

Coincidence. Just a couple of days ago, I cooked the very first dish I have ever made with leeks. The DH came home with two of them, and I found a recipe for Chicken and Leeks online and prepared it. He loved it.


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Subject: RE: Leek Folk Day
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Mar 23 - 06:07 PM

As we've gone slightly sideways,,,
Living and working so close to Leek I'd forgotten the vegetable homonym amusement ;)
And I'd never before wondered where the word for the vegetable came from ,,,

   Leeks (Allium ampeloprasum), members of the Alliaceae family.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/agricultural-and-biological-sciences/allium-ampeloprasum

Herbaceous annual plant of the Liliaceae family
https://globalsymbols.com/symbolsets/arasaac/symbols/16390

   That second link gives translations into several languages; seems only the English, Americans & Germans say 'leek' (German 'Lauch').

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Nor had I wondered about the place name.

,,,Leak in the North Riding of Yorkshire, Leake in Lincolnshire and Nottingham or Leek in Staffordshire. All these places are named from the Olde Norse elements "loekr" meaning a "brook".
https://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Leek

In the Domesday Book Leek was 'Lec'
https://opendomesday.org/place/SJ9856/leek/

btw
Wiki says about 'lake'
   from Middle English lake ('lake, pond, waterway'), from Old English lacu ('pond, pool, stream'), from Proto-Germanic *lako ('pond, ditch, slow moving stream'), from the Proto-Indo-European root *le?- ('to leak, drain'). Cognates include Dutch laak ('lake, pond, ditch'), Middle Low German lake ('water pooled in a riverbed, puddle') as in: de:Wolfslake, de:Butterlake, German Lache ('pool, puddle'), and Icelandic lækur ('slow flowing stream'). Also related are the English words leak and leach.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake#Etymology


Freddy


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Subject: RE: Leek Folk Day - May 13?
From: GUEST,Joe G
Date: 19 Mar 23 - 03:18 PM

We've just had three excellent nights in Leek. Great pubs, craft beer bars and stunning countryside!


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