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GUEST,Guest 13 Aug 01 - 04:27 AM
GUEST,Don Meixner 13 Aug 01 - 08:41 AM
Charley Noble 13 Aug 01 - 09:54 AM
Linda Kelly 13 Aug 01 - 11:09 AM
sledge 13 Aug 01 - 11:17 AM
Geoff the Duck 13 Aug 01 - 12:41 PM
Mr Red 13 Aug 01 - 04:51 PM
Mr Red 13 Aug 01 - 04:54 PM
Mr Red 13 Aug 01 - 04:56 PM
GUEST 21 Aug 01 - 06:51 AM
White Dove 21 Aug 01 - 10:57 AM
GUEST,Roger the skiffler 21 Aug 01 - 11:06 AM
GUEST,Rana 21 Aug 01 - 11:30 AM
GUEST,Roger the skiffler 21 Aug 01 - 11:40 AM
shankmac 21 Aug 01 - 11:43 AM
White Dove 21 Aug 01 - 11:58 AM
Marymac90 21 Aug 01 - 12:36 PM
Willie-O 21 Aug 01 - 12:57 PM
Llanfair 21 Aug 01 - 03:35 PM
White Dove 22 Aug 01 - 12:46 AM
White Dove 22 Aug 01 - 05:06 PM
White Dove 22 Aug 01 - 05:07 PM
Gareth 22 Aug 01 - 06:34 PM
GUEST,White Dove 16 Jul 03 - 06:21 AM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 16 Jul 03 - 06:36 AM
Raggytash 16 Jul 03 - 08:25 AM
Rapparee 16 Jul 03 - 08:39 AM
greg stephens 16 Jul 03 - 11:47 AM
Leadfingers 16 Jul 03 - 01:45 PM
AggieD 16 Jul 03 - 06:15 PM
GUEST,White Dove 08 Aug 03 - 07:56 AM
mooman 08 Aug 03 - 08:38 AM
greg stephens 08 Aug 03 - 08:39 AM
greg stephens 08 Aug 03 - 08:43 AM
mooman 08 Aug 03 - 08:46 AM
greg stephens 08 Aug 03 - 09:02 AM
Linda Kelly 08 Aug 03 - 03:35 PM
Harry Basnett 08 Aug 03 - 04:45 PM
GUEST,John J...notaguest 09 Aug 03 - 06:06 AM
GUEST,White Dove 04 Sep 03 - 06:49 AM
Raggytash 04 Sep 03 - 06:52 AM
Mr Happy 04 Sep 03 - 07:21 AM
GUEST,IanN 04 Sep 03 - 08:55 AM
Dave Bryant 04 Sep 03 - 09:18 AM
Dave Bryant 04 Sep 03 - 09:31 AM
Mr Red 04 Sep 03 - 01:47 PM
Mr Red 04 Sep 03 - 01:50 PM
fiddler 04 Sep 03 - 03:27 PM
GUEST,White Dove 05 Sep 03 - 09:55 AM
Mr Red 05 Sep 03 - 01:26 PM
harpmaker 06 Sep 03 - 07:40 PM
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Willa 21 Dec 07 - 05:20 PM
GUEST 21 Dec 07 - 05:53 PM
fiddler 21 Dec 07 - 05:55 PM
oombanjo 22 Dec 07 - 05:47 AM
Mr Red 22 Dec 07 - 06:12 AM
Mo the caller 22 Dec 07 - 06:33 AM
oombanjo 22 Dec 07 - 07:14 AM
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Les from Hull 22 Dec 07 - 09:10 AM
Mo the caller 22 Dec 07 - 11:33 AM
Amos 22 Dec 07 - 11:51 AM
GUEST,John 22 Dec 07 - 12:04 PM
open mike 22 Dec 07 - 01:53 PM
Cindy 22 Dec 07 - 02:02 PM
open mike 22 Dec 07 - 02:04 PM
danensis 22 Dec 07 - 02:55 PM
GUEST,White Dove 22 Dec 07 - 05:50 PM
Amos 22 Dec 07 - 06:44 PM
open mike 22 Dec 07 - 06:57 PM
Graham and Jo 23 Dec 07 - 04:29 PM
greg stephens 23 Dec 07 - 04:37 PM
Pistachio 23 Dec 07 - 05:08 PM
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Mr Happy 26 Feb 08 - 07:49 AM
Mr Happy 26 Feb 08 - 07:56 AM
Mr Happy 26 Feb 08 - 08:05 AM
The Admiral 27 Feb 08 - 05:36 AM
Andy Jackson 27 Feb 08 - 05:47 AM
Ian Hendrie 28 Feb 08 - 05:02 AM
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Subject: Canal Catters UK
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 13 Aug 01 - 04:27 AM

Canal Catters? Are there any out there? Canal side Folk Clubs/Open Mike sessions etc.?? Where are they?

Pls help? :-)


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: GUEST,Don Meixner
Date: 13 Aug 01 - 08:41 AM

Which Canal? Erie? Panama? Auditory?


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Charley Noble
Date: 13 Aug 01 - 09:54 AM

Elementry!;-)


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 13 Aug 01 - 11:09 AM

There is a canal catter- my mate White Dove who is hovering on her boat somewhere in Cheshire. I am sure she would be delighted to hear of any folk clubs that are near canals as I beleive she is intending to move around a bit!


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: sledge
Date: 13 Aug 01 - 11:17 AM

If the journy can be made by Narrow boat, the White horse folk club in Banbury is based at the Mill arts centre, right next to the canal.

Sledge


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 13 Aug 01 - 12:41 PM

The Jug at Chapel Haddlesey backs onto the River Aire, not the navigation, as there is a weir just downstream, but the branch of river is accessible, and at various times boat have moored beyond the end of the beer garden!
Mudcatters are always made welcome by Syd and Val.
Quack!


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Mr Red
Date: 13 Aug 01 - 04:51 PM

The Boat at Ashleworth on the the river Severn Tues once a month. The same sessionists gather at the Village Inn in Twynning on another Tues (Avon), both in the Tewkesbury area. The Somers TFC is right by a canal in Worcester near the Diglis Basin (Fri). Pershore and Eckington on the Avon have sessions.
Don't Tim van Eyken, and Nancy Kerr and James Fagan live on narrow boats?


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Mr Red
Date: 13 Aug 01 - 04:54 PM

Derek & MAry run the Folk 'n good Music day at the Mill in Banbury and live on the "Rosy & Jim" moored at Fenny Compton.
details at www.rideacockhorse.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Mr Red
Date: 13 Aug 01 - 04:56 PM

for Rosie & Jim read "Just William"
ca't think my fingers won't talk properly.


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 06:51 AM

Hi Guys.... Hi Ickle!!!Hi Mr.Red...we just got our boat from Nantwich...being the week b4 The Nantwich Festival we stayed on and saw Tim van Eyken,Nancy Kerr and James Fagan. A class act indeed!

Ickle..mate!...I am currently moored on the Calden near to The Trent and Mersey. ie Stoke on Trent. And yes.help finding Folky pubs and Clubs nearby would be good.

Hello Geoff, I will bump into you at Whitby no doubt.

White Dove


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: White Dove
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 10:57 AM

I am writing this 4 no other reason than to see if I am now a fully fledged Muddy person. Being the computer nerd that I am I puddled up my login stuff, and now thanx to the help team here I hope I will no longer sign in as Guest!!


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 11:06 AM

Mudcatter Lanfair (Bron) had a summer gig last year performing on the dayboats from Welshpool on the canal there, don't know if she's doing it again this year. (Too busy with sheepskins and trips to "foreign" parts lie Yorkshire, I expect!).
RtS ("did" the canal du Midi myself once with family, but I was the only entertainment. I was so bad, even I jumped ashore)


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: GUEST,Rana
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 11:30 AM

Was back "home" in Brum couple of weeks ago. Enjoyed the city centre canal area (formerly Gas Street basin, I think). Anyway there are some nice pubs, one in particular is the Fox and Fiddle (which has a water bus stop outside it). Started by 2 members of the City of Birmingham Symphony orchestra, it features either folk or jazz every night (free I believe). Was also impressed by the Friday 5 pm jazz (great artists) and a free buffet.

Cheers Rana

PS the only other music I caught was Dick Gaughan and Brian McNeill in the pouring rain at the MAC, plus a couple of village stops on the Monday night dance outs with St. Albans Morris Men.


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 11:40 AM

Ahh,Rana, memories....I used to be a regular at the Opposite Lock jazz club in Gas Street (probably no more) before the area was yuppified...and before I was deported to the South in 1970
Now I only get there to see Aged P and never have time to get to city centre.
RtS


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: shankmac
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 11:43 AM

Middlewich Folk and Boat Festival is a cracker. It is usually on the middle weekend of June. It was reduced in size this year due to FMD but is well worth looking out for next year. Kings Lock Pub also worth a visit and might find music.


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: White Dove
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 11:58 AM

THanks Shankmac....I will deffinatley put Middlewich Fest on my list for next year...I just passed The Kings Lock.Wil check out the music.


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Marymac90
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 12:36 PM

Well, White Dove, let me be the first to welcome you to full-fledged Mudcatdom!!! You're a member!!!

And it's so interesting to read about folks (folkies!) living on boats, and travelling about on canals!!! I grew up not too far from the New York State Barge Canal, which still had working locks, and was a successor to the Erie Canal. Around here we have the Manyunk Canal, and its towpath has been converted into a bike- and skate-path.

I have known people who worked on big boats or ships, or who played on sailboats (large or small) or canoes, but I've never known anyone who lived on their own canal boat!

Marymac


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Willie-O
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 12:57 PM

wey-ell, I've been playing off and on for over a year at the Yellow Canoe Cafe in Merrickville, right beside the Merrickville lock on the Rideau Canal. Piles of boats moored there waiting to lock through, or whatever it is they're doing--I'm not sure what, cause hardly any of them have ever ventured over to the cafe!

Probably my last gig there is Sept 1.

I played on a (replica) Durham boat once, which was going up and down the Rideau, mostly in Ottawa, all summer. Durham boats being an early-19th century settlers' people-and-goods conveyance. Saw the boat again a couple of years ago, now belongs to a Scout troop.

Hard on the beech oar...
Hoisted her upon the mast as a signal of distress
I scarecely think we'll get a drink...

Willie-O


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Llanfair
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 03:35 PM

Are you living on the boat, White Dove? or on holiday? You are travelling through the area that I used to live in, Middlewich, Wrenbury,Nantwich.
We haven't been asked to do the canal stuff this year, but F&M has affected the boats as well.
Cheers, Bron.


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: White Dove
Date: 22 Aug 01 - 12:46 AM

Hi Marymac, Thanx for the welcome... and Llanfair...yes I plan living on my boat most of the time and hoping to find new folkie friends along the way. ..and hopfully more Canal Catters. The response here is great and all the info is appreciated. Thanx


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: White Dove
Date: 22 Aug 01 - 05:06 PM

Willie-0......thanks for the lil ditty..any other canal boat folk songs would be appreciated.

:-))


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: White Dove
Date: 22 Aug 01 - 05:07 PM

Willie-0......thanks for the lil ditty..any other canal boat folk songs would be appreciated.

:-))


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Gareth
Date: 22 Aug 01 - 06:34 PM

With luck, the sloop "Marie Llewllyn" should be back in the water next year. Any folk venues on the creeks and shores of the London River, Kent and Essex Coasts and creeks. Sorry canals are out due to draught and air draught constrictions.

Gareth


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Subject: RE: Canal Muddy people
From: GUEST,White Dove
Date: 16 Jul 03 - 06:21 AM

I resurected this thread. One year on and still afloat and now looking for other folkie boaters on the Shroppie Canal for the summer. I have been told the Anchor at High Offley is a great music venue. Woodies at Mkt Drayton on tues..been having a sing or two there with eats tooooo!
Lord Cumbermere on a Monday...

Helloooooooo to all Hull Muddies


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 16 Jul 03 - 06:36 AM

Helooo,white,dove.john


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Raggytash
Date: 16 Jul 03 - 08:25 AM

Hello Roz, how's tricks, haven't heard or seen you in yonks, glad to know you're almost fit and well, saw the thread about Whitby. See you there for a time. Any room on your boat for one in Shropshire, haven't been down there for years


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Jul 03 - 08:39 AM

If you want a piece of US history -- the American Canadian Caribbean Line, a small boat company out of Warren, RI -- actually cruises the Erie Canal, Albany to the lake. Actually the entire cruise is from Warren to the Sangunay in Canada and even out into the Bay of the St. Lawrence, via the Hudson River, the Erie Canal, Lake Oswego, the St. Lawrence Seaway, Montreal, Quebec, and you disembark in Montreal for a trip either home or by bus back to Warren.

I've done it, it's lovely. In the Fall it's particularily nice.


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: greg stephens
Date: 16 Jul 03 - 11:47 AM

you'll often see me at the red lion, market .drayton session on a Wdnesday. Lord Combermere, Auddddddlem, on a Monday normally has the oddd boatie musian in too.


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Leadfingers
Date: 16 Jul 03 - 01:45 PM

Any Boaters heading up or down the Thames might be interested in the Ferry at Cookham,right by the road bridge.Maidenhead Folk Club meets
there every Thursday evening and there is good mooring at the pub.


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: AggieD
Date: 16 Jul 03 - 06:15 PM

I'm another Canal Catter. We may be heading up th Shroppie later on in the year, possibly September, & probably heading up to the Trent & Mersey via the Coventry next week.

Anyone seeing NB Damascena, give us a wave & let us know that you're a Mudcatter.

AggieD


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: GUEST,White Dove
Date: 08 Aug 03 - 07:56 AM

Hi John see you in Hull soon maybe after Whitby

Hi Raggy...hows the family??? Maybe I will get up the Huddersfield sometime and call in for a coffeeeee!

Greg we must have met...pop in to Woodies on a tuesday ok...

Hi Aggie, will look out for Damascena...late Sept

Anymore canal catters out there????


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: mooman
Date: 08 Aug 03 - 08:38 AM

Living on a canal barge or long boat is my ultimate dream and if anyone can offer advice (not urgent) on the pros and cons and dos and don'ts, I'd be most appreciative! I live in Belgium now but when our daughter is off to university we may move back to the UK or Ireland.

Peace

moo


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: greg stephens
Date: 08 Aug 03 - 08:39 AM

Last Christmas saw good sessions along the Caldon--Foaming Quart, Norton, Holly Bush in Denford, and Black Lion, Consall Forge.
White Dove, where are you next week(Aug 11). may be Trent and Merseying Chehire. And surely we've met, what do you play/sing?


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: greg stephens
Date: 08 Aug 03 - 08:43 AM

mooman
want to buy a narrow boat? Have a little spin? Examine some canal-side hostelries? PM me.


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: mooman
Date: 08 Aug 03 - 08:46 AM

Dear Greg,

Thanks for the offer! I might just take you up on that!

Peace,

moo


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: greg stephens
Date: 08 Aug 03 - 09:02 AM

White Dove, where are you right now? PM me if you do not wish this info publicly broadcast.(when I say now, I mean more like where are you mooring up tonight?Or soonish? Looks like a bit of music might be called for.


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 08 Aug 03 - 03:35 PM

White Dove are you well! Seems ages since we spoke-let me know when you are in Hull.


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Harry Basnett
Date: 08 Aug 03 - 04:45 PM

The Open Door folk club is based at the Railway and Linnet pub by the Rochdale Canal (Sunday nights)...the Linnet part of the pub name comes from the Linnet Lock (Lock 64) on the canal...24 hour mooring at the Rose of Lancaster which is nearby.


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: GUEST,John J...notaguest
Date: 09 Aug 03 - 06:06 AM

The Anchor Inn, High Offley, near Woodseaves, Staffordshire. Excellent for beer, singing and music.

JJ


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: GUEST,White Dove
Date: 04 Sep 03 - 06:49 AM

...sorry I seem to be here one minute and not the next..but getting on line is quite tricky..thanx 4 all the messages

I am back in Hull till end of Sept, then heading North again.
Raggy...get in touch I may need someone who is a whole lot fitter than I am right now. Have you heard from Russ or Derek lately???

Greg...we must have met I should think? Jon??Hi! Saw Steve a couple of weeks back at The Anchor? Good session Do you know him?

Hiya Linda Girlllllllllliiiiiiieeeeeee! I thought you had abandonned meeeeee! You are doing great I hope :-)
May catch up next Thurs at Jons thingy if I am up to it ok?????


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Raggytash
Date: 04 Sep 03 - 06:52 AM

Wilkes Head in Leeks on Sunday 6th September has an all day extravaganza, real ales by the bucket full and a looney landlord


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Mr Happy
Date: 04 Sep 03 - 07:21 AM

hi roz- long see no time!- u seemed to have sailed off edge of world- c u next time you're round our parts!


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: GUEST,IanN
Date: 04 Sep 03 - 08:55 AM

The original post mentioned Cheshire............

Don't forget the Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival in June - there are a lot of boaters at that! The festival also runs monthly sessions at the Boars Head on the 2nd Saturday every month and periodic concerts of various types throughout the year - see www.middlewichdfestival.org

The Salt Town Poets also host Middlewich Open Mike Night (MOM) on the 3rd Wednesday every month at the Boar's Head (next one is on 17th Sep) - see www.salttownpoets.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 04 Sep 03 - 09:18 AM

Raggy - If I'm on my boat, I expect my real ale by the Buckby Can Full.


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 04 Sep 03 - 09:31 AM

BTW - I'm surprised that Breezy hasn't come in on this thread - he doesn't usually miss a chance to plug one of his sessions, but the "White Bear" at Rickmansworth is right by the GU at Batchworth.


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Mr Red
Date: 04 Sep 03 - 01:47 PM

The Boat at Ashleworth is on the River Severn (probably 4th Tues but they don't like too much publicity because of PEL and room size)

Stourport >nr canal -Bird in Hand *pub 01299 822385 -- 2nd Fri I am told it is easier to get to from the canal.
Dabbers Natwhich is (was?) not too far from water.
Albion near Diglis Basin Worcester has 2/4th Thur and Fri FC
Sesions in Digbeth the centre of Brum are not that far a cut.
See my site cresby.com and Bob Tabener's Midlands. Is Bristol within your remit? Plenty a short walk from the floating harbour.


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Mr Red
Date: 04 Sep 03 - 01:50 PM

Village Inn Twyning (Tewkesbury) 2nd Tues - again they fear publicity but it is a good session I am told.
Is Gilwern realistic ? (it is on the Mon-Brec) see my website.


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: fiddler
Date: 04 Sep 03 - 03:27 PM

Very timely thread, I've just bought a narroe boat but sadly am tied to work for a little longer yet!


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: GUEST,White Dove
Date: 05 Sep 03 - 09:55 AM

Canal Muddy Catters !!

There seem to be quite a few of us spread far and wide.

Is a canal boat catters meeting out of the question some day???

Roz


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Mr Red
Date: 05 Sep 03 - 01:26 PM

Middlewhich Boat and Folk Festival seems a most appropriate venue for that rendezvous


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: harpmaker
Date: 06 Sep 03 - 07:40 PM

Hi Roz, So pleased your doing OK. Johnx. PS. Life on the high life, your supposed to be recording. Johnx.


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: GUEST,White Dove still afloat!
Date: 21 Dec 07 - 04:44 PM

awwwwww...just discovered this old thread. i dont seem to co-ordinate canal life and computers. its sooo long I have visited mudcat usually its a quick visit to the nearest library.
i am back for a rare visit to Hull for a few days so hoping to kindle some good memories and catch up with some folkie friends over the weekend.

We now have the craft shop boat..Spider Crafts.. on the Llangollen Canal.
My boat is Aiken Drum,so if you are a passing folkie please stop and we can make music as ever.

( an aside..i just checked out a facinating mutcat catters shawl club. I am a hardened knitting freak, these shawls are groovy)

Back in cheshire we are hoping to get to the shady oak, Beeston on the 28th Dec where I am told sessions are up and running again.

Roz....Hellooo Hull :-)


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Willa
Date: 21 Dec 07 - 05:20 PM

Hellooo Roz

Check the Sun and Tiger threads, also the Beverley sessions one, to find out what's on.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New year


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Dec 07 - 05:53 PM

Very old thread, yes I am still afloat too but never quite manage to get the boat to any festivals

45 mins by car or 2.5 days by boat to banbury.

Roll on retirement!

It is a good thread to put a trace on though

Seasons greetings

Andy


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: fiddler
Date: 21 Dec 07 - 05:55 PM

Sorry that was me not on my own laptop, doh, well it is christmas.

Spider pig spider pig!!!

Andy


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: oombanjo
Date: 22 Dec 07 - 05:47 AM

I havn't gone through all the replys so this may have been mentioned. So If there are any canal catters interested in a new fest for shanty/canal boats Beverley is starting one on the last MayB/H weekend 2008 it is hoped to bring narrow boats op the beck to join the Syntan that will be the hub of the festival.Cheers Oombanjo


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Mr Red
Date: 22 Dec 07 - 06:12 AM

How far up the Beck? As I recall it looked pretty shallow at the head. And how do you get down the humber? In convoy? Strapped two by two as they do to get to the Medway? I am intrigued to know but will be in Chippenham at the time.


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Mo the caller
Date: 22 Dec 07 - 06:33 AM

Breb mentioned Audlem on a Monday night. The session (very varied and welcoming) is now in the Shroppie Fly. Being by the canal you never know who will drop in. We met some dancing friends from the Midlands one evening, who'd dropped in for a meal not knowing there was music.


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: oombanjo
Date: 22 Dec 07 - 07:14 AM

It is at the Beck end and without mentioning the sum a lot of cash has been spent on the beck, now the syntan and others can navigate easily, you can travel up the Humber and into the river Hull and on into the lock gates to the beck. There are three pubs at the Beck end for good food and good ale and from the bridge to the Beck end you will find that housing has been developed on both sides. If you have not been for some time I am sure you will have a pleasant surprise. Cheers Oombanjo


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: GUEST,Guest,: Phil the Floater
Date: 22 Dec 07 - 08:14 AM

There is a Charity event at the North Cheshire Cruising Club, High Lane, nr Stockport (Macclesfield Canal) on Friday 28th December 2007, 7.30, featuring Anthony John Clarke, Nelson Peach and regulars from the Red Bull folk club in Stockport. Hope a few boaters can make it - if the ice melts.


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Les from Hull
Date: 22 Dec 07 - 09:10 AM

Happy Christmas Roz - we might not get to see you as we've got a cold, just the one between the two of us.

Les and Maggie


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Mo the caller
Date: 22 Dec 07 - 11:33 AM

Sorry Greg, I never even saw that slip of the finger. I need to 'reform'.


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Amos
Date: 22 Dec 07 - 11:51 AM

Welcome to Formal Cathood, Whitew Dove!!

How long have been living on your boat?

What's the network of canals like? How far can you go? Howfar have you gone?

What does it cost?


A


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: GUEST,John
Date: 22 Dec 07 - 12:04 PM

Phil the Floater: Nelson Peach are very excellent, it's almost worth buying a narrow boat to get to see them!

John


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: open mike
Date: 22 Dec 07 - 01:53 PM

Leadfingers sometimes goes on boat trips
and if you google Tom Lewis you can find a
musical boat trip that he hosts in the U.K.

happy floating...and music making~


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Cindy
Date: 22 Dec 07 - 02:02 PM

Just noticed the text from White Dove. Hello Roz. Barbara here. Delighted to know that you might be at the Shady Oak on the 28th. Hope to catch up with you there. We didn't know you were in our neck of the woods. Have a new address. Will text it. Request for the witches song please. Start practising!


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: open mike
Date: 22 Dec 07 - 02:04 PM

UK Canal Boat Tour, 2008 OCT 4-18
this from Tom Lewis' site..


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: danensis
Date: 22 Dec 07 - 02:55 PM

There's always Mikron theatre company for a good show incorporating music and drama.

John


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: GUEST,White Dove
Date: 22 Dec 07 - 05:50 PM

Barbara..hiya!(u r on my mob as Barbruabon) I didn,t know you were on mudcat. Lookin forward to the shady session ok. whooo is Cindy??

Willa..we will be in Beverley ..not sure where yet, tomorrow. Happy chrstmas to you too :-)

Hi Les,Maggie..sorry we wil miss you both, hope yur feelin better soon.

I have been on the boat about seven years now and would love to sail into Hull..BUT..navigating the Humber in my humble abode noooooo!!
I,m sure it can be done but I once ventured onto the Trent in flood, tho never again. (oombanjo if you do have visiting boats braving the Humber please let me know ok!)

We travelled on the Leeds Liverpool up to Skipton one year..and nesrly made the Hatton flight near Warwick, last year up on the Peak forrest not far from Stockport. Hopefully we will travel south sometime but the Llangollen Canal feels like home.

cheers Roz on Boat


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Amos
Date: 22 Dec 07 - 06:44 PM

Me thinks I see a host of craft, spreading their sails alee...

Very best of the season to all you long-hulled catters!!!


A.


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: open mike
Date: 22 Dec 07 - 06:57 PM

forgot to put the http//
try to cut and paste this

www.tomlewis.net


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Graham and Jo
Date: 23 Dec 07 - 04:29 PM

Hi Roz, great to see you're about. Do get in touch.
Christmas carols in the Tiger Christmas Eve but not sure what time.
Beverley Garland dancers are dancing 10:30 Market Cross in Saturday Market, Boxing day.
Ged's session is Thursday this week in the Tiger about 8:30pm.
Friday session is at Tiger about 9:00pm.
Would be lovely to see you again.
Happy Christmas
   Graham and Jo


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: greg stephens
Date: 23 Dec 07 - 04:37 PM

Bits of the boat Band and Steamhead will be on the Macclesfield each side of New year.


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Pistachio
Date: 23 Dec 07 - 05:08 PM

Hi Roz, Hazel from Hissyfit here! Great to read you are still afloat. What about getting some sailing assistance to get in on the Beverley Beck at Whit... (hope I don't speak too soon - but there's to be a fest' here and I THINK that boats are welcome if 'visitors' will be welcome aboard!...
Speak to Ossonflags -
Festive wishes. Sorry but I HAVE to rest my voice ... so I'm having to stay away from the sessions just now as it's hard to stay silent when everyone else is singing!
My family think it's FANTASTIC!
LOL Hazel
x


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: GUEST,White Dove
Date: 24 Dec 07 - 03:34 PM

Happy Christmas...Graham , Joe and Hazel

We popped down to the Beck yesterday to check out how the boats get there. One helpful chappie told us at a cost they where craned into the water after arriving on a low loader. Another had pilot assistance up the Humber earlier in the year when the weather was considerably warmer and calmer.

Not options for me yet a while as i now tow an x BW boat that we have turned into a craft shop.

Hazel..I too lost my singing voice about 18 months ago. Cameras revealed mucus but a healthy throat so there is no excuse. I am so busy doing other things but I really miss the singing and i am looking at changing my diet..which for me is akin to giving up smoking I guess.
Paverotti was takin high dose menthol lozengers apparently. Remember
Graham always at hand with the Fishermans friends which helped. I tried soya milk the other day...its a start! But maybe a voice teacher trainer might help. I have been reading the advice threads on mudcat...some good ideas there, and suprising that it happens to a lot of singers.
Take care...will try to keep in touch.......hugs Roz


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: bubblyrat
Date: 25 Dec 07 - 07:35 AM

I have just been re-united with my brother Robert,whom I hadn"t seen for some years, and I am delighted to say that he lives now on a narrowboat !! ( currently in Marlow, near the lock ).I hope to get him to take me to some venues next year---Banbury, The Plough at Long Wittenham, The Ferry at Cookham , Henley Regatta of course ! My other brother ,Clifford (Beckett) owns a narrowboat on the Kennet and Avon near Newbury, so that might present some possibilities as well !!


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: greg stephens
Date: 29 Dec 07 - 03:39 PM

Boating to Bluebell, Hardingswood on Sunday Dec 30. Should be music that evening.
Undoubtedly music session in Beartown Tap, Congleton, New Year's Day, Jan 1, 2PM on.


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: oombanjo
Date: 30 Dec 07 - 05:47 AM

Hi White Dove, a H.N.Y. to all. The Syntan travels on her own steam without the aid of crane or river pilot when she travels to the gathering/festival at Stainforth on the Thorne and District canal. I will get some info from Peter the engineer who lives directly behind me to add to the post. Again best to all for the New Year.


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: GUEST,Journalist Sue
Date: 09 Jan 08 - 06:35 AM

Hi Everyone - I am trying to find out some info about the barge Syntan, which years ago used to deliver chocolate to the Rowntrees factory at York.
I would like to know where Syntan is now, and a bit about her connection to Rowntrees.
Can anyone help?
Hope so.


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: GUEST,Neovo
Date: 09 Jan 08 - 06:47 AM

Has anybody been to Straw Bear by boat? Should be even easier when the new lock is built in Boston. Looking forward to that.


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: GUEST,PMB
Date: 09 Jan 08 - 09:01 AM

There's a report on Syntan on the BBC website somewhere- she's at York at the moment it says.


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Fidjit
Date: 09 Jan 08 - 10:28 AM

Now here's a canal for you. Part of the Dalsland Canal, in West Sweden.

Here you have, Clive Field and his lovely lady Gilly, who help run the "Saul on the Water Festival" in Gloucestershire.
Along with a boat towing one without an engine, but was full (it's not now) Of "London Pride" !!

Canal convention 2005

Chas
PS. Yes we have a pub that gives gigs just down the road from me.
Not my scene as it's mostly, "covers" bands.


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Fidjit
Date: 09 Jan 08 - 10:41 AM

Catter canal meet?? Keep me posted.

There's this, but I've heard there are very liitle fringe events there.

Saul Canal Festival

Chas


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: danensis
Date: 10 Jan 08 - 09:51 AM

Syntan had great difficulties getting to many festivals last year because of the flooding. We did however manage to get down to the Shanty Festival at Hull, and this is what gave Nev the idea for the gathering in May.

I've been out on the Humber in Syntan on a trip to Stainforth, and I must admit I am glad we had a number of experienced barge skippers aboard, though the conflicting instructions made steering rather "interesting".

Syntan is soon to be joined by another barge "Sun" a former British Waterways Maintenance boat, which should have better views from the cabin than you get with Syntan. This will allow Syntan to be used for its original (sinc erestoration) purpose of being a travelling museum celebrating and recording the various trades for which it carried cargo.

John


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Graham and Jo
Date: 11 Jan 08 - 04:13 AM

The Syntan is owned by the Beverley Barge preservation society and is moored on Beverley Beck, by the crane off Waterside Road. The occasional event is held on her. There was a 'folk on the water' event recently, and Christmas carols. There is a website. Will look up the website address.


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Graham and Jo
Date: 11 Jan 08 - 04:20 AM

222.syntanbarge.org.uk

syntan comes from 'synthetic tanning' as one of the cargoes was to do with a tannery


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 07:47 AM

Hi graham n Jo ..long time no see. Hopefully i will catch up with you sometime. I saw the Syntan on the Beck earlier this year and wondered how close by you were. we are still on the Llangollen running Spider Boat Crafts. Any passing folkies would be welcome to stop by for a cup of tea...or somethin stronger even!


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: GUEST,White Dove
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 07:48 AM

guest..above...tis me Roz..on boat


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Mr Happy
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 07:49 AM

GUEST

Are you Roz & Phil?


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Mr Happy
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 07:56 AM

Aha! Hiya Roz! -cross posted there - Meself & the Fiends've re-commenced our forced route marches leisure rambles & have recently explored some toepaths inc. the other end've the Llangollen one at the Nantwich end.

Hopefully, we may be able to pop in yours soon.

Are you parkedmoored in the same place?

Cheers,

Mr H


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Mr Happy
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 08:05 AM

PS

There's another canalside sesh not so far away & we'll be heading there this coming Friday.

Its at the Dusty Miller at Wrenbury near Nantwich.

Unfortunately clashes with the Shady Oak sesh, but we're off to investigate the Dusty just for a change.


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: The Admiral
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 05:36 AM

Our trip last year.... http://www.redadmiral.freeserve.co.uk/canalling.htm- we're off again in May around the Stourport Ring


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Andy Jackson
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 05:47 AM

I think you mean
Jollies ont' boats


Have fun, wish we could join you.
Andy & Jillie


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Ian Hendrie
Date: 28 Feb 08 - 05:02 AM

Do any of you canal catters float along the Macclesfield Canal? The North Cheshire Cruising Club clubhouse is an excellent venue and I am hoping to get some 'folky' activities going there later in the year.

Can I do a little plug for my Songs of the Inland Waterways website which now contains 99 songs? Can anyone provide me with the one hundredth?


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Andy Jackson
Date: 29 Feb 08 - 07:28 AM

Well I looked at the pictures of the Admirals trip and decided to do something about it.
I followed up a recent mailing and booked a short trip this weekend.
We are leaving from Sawley Marina for a few days up the Trent and Mersey probably.
Any FC Clubs / sessions etc in the vicinity of the canals. This could influence our directions.
We may leave this evening so best be quickly if you know anything.

TIA

Andy & Jillie


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: GUEST,White Dove
Date: 11 Mar 08 - 10:55 AM

Hi Happy John.....

If i had been in touch we could have joined you at the Dusty.. we were near Whichurch at the time. We are now at Ellesmere. I will get in touch with Barbara and arrange a get together ok..

Roz


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: GUEST,White Dove
Date: 06 Apr 08 - 05:46 PM

.me again..almost one month on!

I am just leaving Oz and managed to get on the net only to find Vin Garbut is over here too...

Oh Well, Ben and I have been on a whistle stop tour before having an amazing time at our daughter Beckys wedding.
While visiting Ayres Rock we learned that we are now grandparents. hopefully i will get over to see Jons baby in Liverpool soon.

Will be back in Hull for a family gathering next weekend

Roz..missing the boat and the music..eeek


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Graham and Jo
Date: 07 Apr 08 - 06:48 AM

See Beverley beck shanty festival May 2008 thread For a festival with lots of boats and waterways and shanty theme.


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Mr Happy
Date: 07 Apr 08 - 06:50 AM

Roz,

Didn't kno the Shropshire Union have a spur to Ayres Rock!


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Mr Happy
Date: 07 Apr 08 - 07:00 AM

100! Beat you to it this time Terry!


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: GUEST,White Dove
Date: 07 Apr 08 - 07:53 PM

Yep.and flows right thro Hong Kong airport.

We have 4 more hours for the flight! Free internet tho!

Hows you...we are still near Ellesmere, I understand its snowing over there ....brrrrrrr!

pls keep me informed of sessions nearby..need a music fix...

Lov to Barb and Jim
Roz


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Mr Happy
Date: 08 Apr 08 - 05:39 AM

Roz,

Mr Happy's Come All Ye sinaround has moved from the Union Vaults.

We now hold the session at the Royal Oak, Faulkener St, Hoole, Chester every Wednesday from 9ish.


This coming Friday, we'll be at the sesh in the Carlton Tavern, Handbrige, Chester.

We expect to be at the Dusty Miller on Fri 25th April.

Hope to see you at one of these do's soon.


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: jiggerwill
Date: 08 Apr 08 - 07:56 AM

White Dove
Session at Black Bear, Whitchurch,(about 11 miles from Ellesmere)
second Weds in month (Tomorrow)
You will be welcome

Will


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Dave Illingworth
Date: 10 Apr 08 - 05:02 AM

I can recommend the Historic Narrowboat Festival at Braunston Marina,
Northants., this year on weekend 27th - 29th June. Details from
www.braunstonmarina.co.uk or email info@braunstonmarina.co.uk.
The emphasis is, of course, on the participating boats and the craft stalls, but there is a lot of music (folk and some jazz).
On Friday evening there is a folk concert in the village church and on Saturday evening a good session in the Old Plough pub, hosted by fine local folk band Braunston Pickle. There is also music on the trip boats, and in the beer-tent throughout the weekend. The latter stocks good local real ales, although can run out early in Sunday
(the last two years I have ended up drinking red wine, which is OK, and certainly better than fizz lager.....)
Not sure about the musical line-up this year, but I know Braunston Pickle will be there, along with the really good Dutch shanty group
Dutch Courage.
Our band DPN+1 have played there the last three years, but will be taking a break this year (back in 2009). As well as Braunston, we have played Walsall Boaters Gathering (four years running), Inland Waterways Exhibition (NIA Birmingham), BBC Midlands TV programme
"Canal City", Reading Waterfest, Cutweb Internet Boating Club Rally,
Surrey and Hamoshire Canal Festival and the Inland Waterways Association Jubilee Dance at Stratford-upon-Avon.
Although basically a jazz and blues band, we have recorded a CD of canal songs (mainly original) "THE UNKNOWN BOATMAN", which received good reviews in Towpath Talk, Waterways World, Canal & Riverboat and Traditional Music Maker magazines, as well as plays on BBC Radio Midlands "Folkwaves" and BBC Radio Wales "Celtic Heartbeat".
Our canal associations are largely due to founder-member Dusty Miller
- canal artist and campaigner, songwriter, and skipper of the narrowboat "Foreward". For more on Dusty see the thread
"Craigielee/Waltzing Matilda)


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Ian Hendrie
Date: 13 Apr 08 - 11:49 AM

The CD of canal songs is of interest to me and probably others. How can we get a copy?


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Dave Illingworth
Date: 30 Apr 08 - 02:34 PM

Dear Ian (Hendrie),

Sorry I missed your message of 13th April.

I have one copy of DPN+1 CD "The Unknown Boatman", and we can always run off some more.
Only has nine tracks, but costs only £6.50 (including p&p).
Cheque payable to "P. Blowers" and send to me at

14 Manor Gardens
Merton Park
London SW20 9AB

I have just received details of music at Braunston Historic Narrowboat Festival (Braunston Marina, Northamptonshire,
01788 891373
Sat/Sun 28/29 June:-

Johnny Collins
Shanty Jack
Dutch Courage
Capstan Full Strength
plus local groups (including Braunston Pickle)

A veritable feast for shanty fans, and miles from the sea (almost in the centre of England.......)

                               Happy boating

                                 Dave Illingworth


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Ian Hendrie
Date: 05 May 08 - 05:45 PM

Thanks Dave. Will send cheque asap.
Ian


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: GUEST,Steve Gardham
Date: 05 May 08 - 06:06 PM

Greetings Canal Catters,
You might be interested to hear that folky events are gradually building up at The Yorkshire Waterways Museum, Goole, where, at weekends, trips round the docks on the Wheldale, Tom Pudding tug can be had. We occasionally have song and music sessions with people like Ray Padgett, Jim Potter, Roy Atkinson can be heard performing. Also Gez Overington's CD of Tom Pudding songs can be obtained. If you have a boat there are are 2 adjacent marinas and lots of historic craft around. Canal access can be obtained via the Sheffield area or from Leeds/Liverpool on the Aire and Calder, via the Trent--Ouse or even Trent--Keadby Canal if you don't want to risk the Ouse. For larger craft, coast--Humber--Ouse--Ocean Lock will get you there.

There are no sessions booked in at the moment as all our regular performers are out all this month doing Yorkshire Garland workshops at all the Yorkshire festivals, but we'll almost certainly get some going in June.


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Leadfingers
Date: 05 May 08 - 06:52 PM

Admiral is doing the ?stourbridge ring? this year styarting from Alvechurch next saturday !!


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: open mike
Date: 21 Jul 09 - 02:36 PM

looking into this...dreaming of a musical canal holiday...hmmmm.....
how n


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: open mike
Date: 21 Jul 09 - 02:48 PM

how narrow are those boats?

does the water from the canals flow and carry you afloat
or do yo use a motor.

what if you meet a boat coming the other way..
is it one way traffic?

are there any catters planning boat trips in 2010?


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: The Vulgar Boatman
Date: 21 Jul 09 - 05:46 PM

Mike, taking the questions in order...
six feet ten inches (or 2.1 metres in new money);

there is generally only a very slight flow, but there is indeed a motor - the bad news is that there are no brakes other than putting the motor in reverse;

the usual term for two inexperienced boaters meeting is "chaos". The simple rule is keep right when you meet another boat (opposite to our roads) but the canal is generally wide enough for three boats unless one of them happens to be sideways on;

and...I don't know about the others, but I certainly am.


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Ian Hendrie
Date: 22 Jul 09 - 11:57 AM

Now the hole in my boat (dear liza) is sealed I hope to be travelling down the Macclesfiled Canal up the Llangollen Canal in a couple of weeks time. Does anyone know of any folk music events in the area in the latter part of August?


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 22 Jul 09 - 04:48 PM

Next big folky do at the Yorkshire Waterways Museum is Sept 19th 20th.
The Tom Pudding tug Wheldale will be 50 years old.
Saturday afternoon, song and music session, all welcome.
Saturday night, a concert of Gezz Overington's songs performed mostly by the Clarty Sough Scunthorpe lot.
Sunday afternoon, a concert with Chris Sherburn and Denny Bartley, Tom Napper, Ray Padgett and A N Other who might be someone intending to come who can sing some canal songs, oh and me.
If anyone's in the Goole area, we've just finished giving her a new coat of paint and she looks a bobby dazzler. The 150-year-old jebus is out of water and has just been replated awaiting repainting along with the 3 pans. If the pans are finished soon we'll be towing them round the docks.


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: jiggerwill
Date: 23 Jul 09 - 03:36 AM

Ian, sessions at Old Town Hall Vaults Whitchurch second Wednesday, Bell o' the Hill Tushingham, first Tuesday and Dusty Miller Wrenbury last Friday also Oddfellows Nantwich first Thursday, Audlem, Shroppie fly every Monday
Will


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Ian Hendrie
Date: 25 Jul 09 - 03:11 PM

Thanks Will,
I'll get the map out and see how these fit in with our itinerary.
Ian


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Pistachio
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 02:10 PM

Glad I noted this one in my diary. Only managed Sunday, late afternoon but thoroughly enjoyed the the opportunity to take the wheel of Wheldale (for about 200 yards)and see the tom-puddings and jebus now restored and well worth a trip to Goole. On to a brilliant evening concert with Denny and Chris, Steve Gardham, Ray Padgett, Bill Sables (and pal) and then Bella Hardy and Chris rounded off a fantastic night. Great job and thanks to all concerned.
Hazel.x


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Subject: RE: Canal Catters
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 06:38 PM

Good to see you there, Hazel, and glad you enjoyed it. We had a great session on the Saturday. Napper couldn't be at the Sunday concert but he was there for the session, as was Mally and Tommy, Tommy and Terry from Whitby, Pete and Rosie Fletcher from Hull and Martin Bull from Hessle. Clarty Sough did a good job on the night singing Gezz's Aire and Calder songs.
I was amazed and delighted when Ernie let me take the pans round a few corners on the docks. I've steered Wheldale many times but not with pans in tow.

Happy 50th, Wheldale! Here's to the next 50!


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