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Bishops Castle weekend

Trevor 17 May 02 - 04:25 AM
Trevor 17 May 02 - 04:34 AM
Llanfair 17 May 02 - 06:01 AM
GUEST,Noreen 17 May 02 - 08:41 AM
Snuffy 17 May 02 - 09:31 AM
the lemonade lady 17 May 02 - 11:23 AM
the lemonade lady 20 May 02 - 12:30 PM
Mr Red 20 May 02 - 02:23 PM
Col K 20 May 02 - 06:58 PM
Trevor 21 May 02 - 04:44 AM
Trevor 21 May 02 - 05:10 AM
Llanfair 21 May 02 - 05:21 AM
the lemonade lady 21 May 02 - 05:58 AM
Micca 21 May 02 - 06:24 AM
GUEST,Salty Dog 21 May 02 - 11:14 AM
Trevor 21 May 02 - 12:12 PM
Col K 21 May 02 - 04:00 PM
Trevor 22 May 02 - 09:41 AM
the lemonade lady 22 May 02 - 10:24 AM
the lemonade lady 22 May 02 - 10:35 AM
Llanfair 22 May 02 - 11:03 AM
the lemonade lady 22 May 02 - 11:18 AM
Trevor 22 May 02 - 11:42 AM
Llanfair 22 May 02 - 02:38 PM
Col K 22 May 02 - 05:57 PM
Trevor 23 May 02 - 10:08 AM
Noreen 23 May 02 - 03:29 PM
alanww 27 May 02 - 05:59 AM
Watson 27 May 02 - 06:39 AM
Snuffy 27 May 02 - 09:28 AM
Watson 27 May 02 - 09:33 AM
alanww 27 May 02 - 10:12 AM
Guessed 27 May 02 - 11:55 AM
Watson 27 May 02 - 11:59 AM
Llanfair 27 May 02 - 02:00 PM
Col K 27 May 02 - 03:24 PM
Noreen 27 May 02 - 04:54 PM
Mr Red 27 May 02 - 05:18 PM
the lemonade lady 27 May 02 - 05:30 PM
the lemonade lady 27 May 02 - 05:59 PM
the lemonade lady 27 May 02 - 06:09 PM
Watson 28 May 02 - 12:56 PM
Noreen 28 May 02 - 03:59 PM
Mr Red 28 May 02 - 04:05 PM
Trevor 29 May 02 - 05:00 AM
the lemonade lady 30 May 02 - 10:26 AM
InOBU 30 May 02 - 10:29 AM
the lemonade lady 30 May 02 - 11:19 AM
Watson 30 May 02 - 12:08 PM
Herga Kitty 30 May 02 - 05:57 PM
alanww 31 May 02 - 08:28 AM
the lemonade lady 04 Jun 02 - 04:08 PM
Watson 05 Jun 02 - 12:04 PM
Llanfair 05 Jun 02 - 02:18 PM
Mr Red 05 Jun 02 - 06:34 PM
Mr Red 05 Jun 02 - 06:39 PM
the lemonade lady 06 Jun 02 - 11:33 AM
Watson 06 Jun 02 - 11:47 AM
Trevor 10 Jun 02 - 10:46 AM
Watson 10 Jun 02 - 12:18 PM
Col K 10 Jun 02 - 05:22 PM
Herga Kitty 10 Jun 02 - 05:38 PM
Mr Red 11 Jun 02 - 07:14 AM
Watson 11 Jun 02 - 07:29 AM
the lemonade lady 11 Jun 02 - 03:20 PM
Watson 12 Jun 02 - 05:36 AM
the lemonade lady 12 Jun 02 - 12:25 PM
Watson 12 Jun 02 - 12:39 PM
the lemonade lady 12 Jun 02 - 07:57 PM
Col K 13 Jun 02 - 07:09 PM
the lemonade lady 17 Jun 02 - 09:58 AM
Guessed 17 Jun 02 - 10:09 AM
the lemonade lady 19 Jun 02 - 05:57 AM
Mr Red 19 Jun 02 - 08:41 AM
the lemonade lady 19 Jun 02 - 10:37 AM
fogie 20 Jun 02 - 06:06 AM
Trevor 21 Jun 02 - 04:56 AM
the lemonade lady 25 Oct 02 - 11:27 AM
Tig 25 Oct 02 - 03:13 PM
Noreen 25 Oct 02 - 08:04 PM
the lemonade lady 26 Oct 02 - 08:47 AM
alanww 28 Oct 02 - 09:47 AM
Col K 28 Oct 02 - 06:01 PM
the lemonade lady 29 Oct 02 - 02:39 PM
the lemonade lady 31 Oct 02 - 12:49 PM
the lemonade lady 10 Nov 02 - 10:07 AM
Schantieman 10 Nov 02 - 10:29 AM
Snuffy 10 Nov 02 - 12:37 PM
Efiddler 10 Nov 02 - 01:36 PM
harvey andrews 10 Nov 02 - 03:20 PM
the lemonade lady 11 Nov 02 - 08:12 AM
GUEST,Turtle Dove 11 Nov 02 - 09:18 AM
Snuffy 11 Nov 02 - 09:27 AM
Efiddler 11 Nov 02 - 10:01 AM
Schantieman 11 Nov 02 - 11:55 AM
GUEST,Les B 11 Nov 02 - 06:39 PM
Efiddler 12 Nov 02 - 10:54 AM
the lemonade lady 23 Jan 03 - 02:14 PM
Snuffy 23 Jan 03 - 06:00 PM
the lemonade lady 24 Jan 03 - 05:33 AM
Schantieman 24 Jan 03 - 08:18 AM
the lemonade lady 24 Jan 03 - 08:32 AM
Snuffy 24 Jan 03 - 09:57 AM
the lemonade lady 12 Mar 03 - 06:57 AM
My guru always said 12 Mar 03 - 07:28 AM
the lemonade lady 12 Mar 03 - 09:59 AM
the lemonade lady 25 Mar 03 - 10:24 AM
Schantieman 25 Mar 03 - 11:50 AM
Noreen 25 Mar 03 - 06:29 PM
the lemonade lady 26 Mar 03 - 10:21 AM
the lemonade lady 29 Mar 03 - 06:56 AM
GUEST 30 Mar 03 - 01:33 AM
Schantieman 30 Mar 03 - 07:15 AM
the lemonade lady 30 Mar 03 - 10:06 AM
the lemonade lady 14 Apr 03 - 06:49 AM
My guru always said 30 Apr 03 - 05:37 PM
Mr Happy 30 Apr 03 - 09:26 PM
the lemonade lady 11 May 03 - 06:27 AM
GUEST,ms lemon 11 May 03 - 04:40 PM
the lemonade lady 20 May 03 - 08:52 AM
Mr Happy 30 May 03 - 10:02 PM
My guru always said 06 Jun 03 - 06:11 AM
Schantieman 06 Jun 03 - 11:18 AM
the lemonade lady 06 Jun 03 - 11:29 AM
the lemonade lady 09 Jun 03 - 05:04 AM
GUEST,Wanderin' ms lemon 09 Jun 03 - 05:35 AM
Schantieman 09 Jun 03 - 06:27 AM
Snuffy 09 Jun 03 - 08:33 AM
the lemonade lady 10 Jun 03 - 05:43 AM
My guru always said 10 Jun 03 - 02:15 PM
Mr Happy 10 Jun 03 - 08:15 PM
the lemonade lady 11 Jun 03 - 12:19 PM
Schantieman 12 Jun 03 - 03:06 PM
the lemonade lady 13 Jun 03 - 02:42 AM
My guru always said 13 Jun 03 - 04:26 AM
alanww 16 Jun 03 - 12:47 PM
Schantieman 16 Jun 03 - 12:57 PM
the lemonade lady 17 Jun 03 - 05:51 AM
the lemonade lady 17 Jun 03 - 06:02 AM
Snuffy 17 Jun 03 - 08:25 AM
GUEST,Guestspot 17 Jun 03 - 04:41 PM
the lemonade lady 19 Jun 03 - 05:13 AM
My guru always said 19 Jun 03 - 06:46 AM
Schantieman 19 Jun 03 - 02:28 PM
the lemonade lady 20 Jun 03 - 05:54 AM
My guru always said 20 Jun 03 - 07:25 AM
the lemonade lady 10 Oct 03 - 07:42 AM
Mr Happy 10 Oct 03 - 07:54 AM
Noreen 10 Oct 03 - 07:47 PM
the lemonade lady 12 Oct 03 - 01:59 PM
the lemonade lady 06 Jan 04 - 09:13 PM
the lemonade lady 06 Jan 04 - 09:14 PM
Mr Happy 07 Jan 04 - 04:46 AM
Schantieman 07 Jan 04 - 08:01 AM
Snuffy 07 Jan 04 - 08:03 AM
Mr Happy 07 Jan 04 - 10:48 AM
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Subject: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Trevor
Date: 17 May 02 - 04:25 AM

I thought it was about time I started a new thread for our do here in Shropshire, taking place on 24th - 26th May.

Our website is here, and the thread about general goings-on in Shropshire is here.

I hope we get to see some of you 'catters in this part of the world next weekend - Mrs Lemon will have her Mudcat Message Board out on her stall.


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Trevor
Date: 17 May 02 - 04:34 AM

Try again with the clickie for the Shropshire thread


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Llanfair
Date: 17 May 02 - 06:01 AM

Thanks for the link, Trevor, see you there.

Cheers, Bron.


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: GUEST,Noreen
Date: 17 May 02 - 08:41 AM

Hi Trevor!

I'll be there, singing with Navy Cut. I know that several catters will be up North at the Yorkshire Gathering that weekend (shame about the clash) but it would be nice to see any other catters who are around- particularly if we have to cover a 5-hour slot...(!) Come and listen/join in/lead a song/heckle! And say hello!

Noreen


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Snuffy
Date: 17 May 02 - 09:31 AM

Should be there, hoping make up for not trying Sally's lemonade at Upton.

WassaiL! V


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 17 May 02 - 11:23 AM

Actually I'm gonna be too busy to be selling my lemonade but Mr. Lemon will be supplying the golden? nectar-also his incredible baguettes with brie and salad and real ground coffee, and veggie breakfasts .... just dribbled over the keyboard, sorry. I'll be in the info caravan, I dare say, if you want me.


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 20 May 02 - 12:30 PM

If you're thinking of coming to our folk weekend I highly recommend seeing our open stage because so many bands have asked to come and play. I found a brilliant 18yr old jazz/classic/folk guitarist called James Argyle and he's definately worth a look!


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Mr Red
Date: 20 May 02 - 02:23 PM

baguettes with brie and salad and real ground coffee
some sandwich! er sorry le sandwich manifique


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Col K
Date: 20 May 02 - 06:58 PM

Ill be in the info caravan as well, should be cosy, dont forget the lemonade. Lets have a good sing with guest Noreen and her shanty crew in one of the pubs especially one which brews its own beer. Im looking foreward to seeing you all over the weekend, dont forget to salute when you see me Trevor. Bye for now ME


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Trevor
Date: 21 May 02 - 04:44 AM

Lest anybody's worried about the campsite after reading Mr Happy's post in the 'What's on in Shropshire' thread, we've got a different site to the one used for the Priestweston weekend. Ours is in Bishop's Castle itself, it's nice and flat, got unblockable loos (I'm reliably informed - and that's not a challenge!), and will have the redoubtable Col K in charge - SAH!!

As Sal says there'll be scoff available on site and it's all within easy staggering distance of the venues for the various events.

And having gradually been disappearing up my own tail for the last couple of months, I'm going to be missing most of Saturday because of a family wedding for which there is a three-line whip issued by my mother (and I'm nearly 50 for God's sake!). Still hope to see you all on Friday and Sunday though.

Cheers...


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Trevor
Date: 21 May 02 - 05:10 AM

Sal, this James Argylle - did you mean he's worth a look or he's worth a listen?!!

Oh, and BTW, anybody who does just happen along could do worse than go to the Sunday morning coffee session at The Poppy House, where Rapsquillion will be holding court, bloated bellies and crinkled credentials on display, cares and sheets to the wind and inhibitions cast away (it says in the programme) along with a special, mystery, famous, singingalong, guest.


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Llanfair
Date: 21 May 02 - 05:21 AM

This is going to be GOOD!!!!!

I'll be in the craft fair, mostly, but sneaking out occasionally to take in the music.

See you Saturday.

Cheers, Bron.


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 21 May 02 - 05:58 AM

Trev: James Argyle is definately worth a look if you're around the age of 18 - my daughter Charlotte is already organising a fan club for him - squeely teenieboppers in the front row of the open stage!! Meanwhile 'if you like good music' he's worth a listen too!


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Micca
Date: 21 May 02 - 06:24 AM

Mrs Lemon, do you frequent Towersey??? and,if so, your "stuff" is known in our group as "Corpse reviver" " it does what it says on the sign"


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: GUEST,Salty Dog
Date: 21 May 02 - 11:14 AM

THREE shanty sessions at the old port of Bishops Castle! Heaven for an old tar like me. And to think, I nearly went home.

So, if I've got it right, Mrs Lemon is Sally, Mr Sally sells nut cutlets and Col K will have his privates on parade. Can't wait.

I'll be the one with the beard and the Arran sweater.

And didn't I hear talk of a specially brewed drop of stuff for the weekend?


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Trevor
Date: 21 May 02 - 12:12 PM

Salty's back! Where have you been SD? We've missed you, although I gather you were hiding at Upton.

Yep, The Six Bells will have 'Fingerpickers' on sale over the weekend. Come and find me and I'll buy you one.


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Col K
Date: 21 May 02 - 04:00 PM

Will you buy me one or more Trev


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Trevor
Date: 22 May 02 - 09:41 AM

If you can catch me!!


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 22 May 02 - 10:24 AM

Micca: unfortunately it's not me at Towersey, (actually I'm usually at Bridgnorth Folk Fest that w/e.) That's my competition 'the lemonade factory' they also sell the brew at Sidmouth-I can't afford to trade there or Towersey!! (Mr.Heap likes heaps) I agree corpse reviver is a brilliant name for it. Have you tried it with a tot of gin? Bottoms up! Hic! #8+$ Sally


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 22 May 02 - 10:35 AM

Concerning our folk Weekend; although the weather forecast is wet and windy we are arranging for all the venues to be out of the 'stormy weather' so apart from camping in the wind and the rain,breakfasts, beer drinking, singing, dancing etc., will be in the dry. Anybody want to go to an appalachian step dance workshop Saturday morning? Bayou Seco (and my daughter Lucie and an Ex-Kickin' Alice-Ralph) will be playing. BBC Radio Shropshire are now going to grace us with their presence. Live broadcasting on the Saturday afternoon. That's if any bodies are here-who's coming then?


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Llanfair
Date: 22 May 02 - 11:03 AM

I've talked to Yvonne Hart on the radio, and am looking forward to meeting her. If the open mike isn't full up already, I'd like to book a spot, it seems that Dalek might be coming, so we can do a spot between us.

Cheers, Bron.


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 22 May 02 - 11:18 AM

llanfair : the best thing to do is what I'm advising all who want to do the open stage - is to contact John Hart by phone and book a spot-it's getting pretty full so be prepared to only do a couple. Sally


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Trevor
Date: 22 May 02 - 11:42 AM

Bron, I think the open stage may be full.


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Llanfair
Date: 22 May 02 - 02:38 PM

Oh well, never mind, there are plenty more places to sing!!!!

Cheers, Bron.


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Col K
Date: 22 May 02 - 05:57 PM

Ill catch you Trevor


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Trevor
Date: 23 May 02 - 10:08 AM

Well, almost there. With the amount of time it has taken up, my employers ought to get a mention for being unwitting sponsors. I've just printed the last flyer and am about to close down my PC AND I go straight off to Greece on Sunday when it's all over, to celebrate a half-century of following a chaotic channel through life, so YIPPEE!!

Looking forward to seeing those of you that can get to deepest Salop.

Cheers!


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Noreen
Date: 23 May 02 - 03:29 PM

Looks like I'll be buying you a pint, Trevor, for your birthday!

See you soon,

Noreen


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: alanww
Date: 27 May 02 - 05:59 AM

Great weekend. Thanks Sally. Looooaaaads of shanty singing (and sea songs)! See you again next year, I hope.

Adieu, sweet lovely Nancy, ten thousand times adieu ...
Alan


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Watson
Date: 27 May 02 - 06:39 AM

Yes, it was a good weekend. I particularly enjoyed the Saturday afternoon singaround at the Six Bells - Anne Lennox-Martin is a star!

I must confess, I don't really understand the obsession with shanties. I love to hear a shanty well sung, and there is nothing better than a shanty to get everyone to participate. Martin Hugill was splendid at the Three Tuns, and after his spot, many people in the room contributed a song, which was great, but even if I could work out why some people seem to like shanties to the exclusion of everything else, why the restriction to songs about the sea, or even songs containing the word sea - what's the point? I would rather be at a singaround where shanties would be as welcome as any other song.

I'm not trying to start an argument, I really would like to know.


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Snuffy
Date: 27 May 02 - 09:28 AM

A great weekend all round, with a reasonable sprinkling of Catters considering there was also the Yorkshire gathering.

Many thanks to 'Catters Mrs Lemon and Trevor for organising it, and Col K for stewarding the campsite.

I also met alanww, Noreen, Mr Red, Llanfair, Old Bones (disguised as a morris man), but I'm afraid I didn't come across Watson, perhaps because I was at all three shanty sessions! (Or did we meet unknowingly?)

The morning coffee singarounds at the Poppy House made a good contrast to the shanties, with the added bonus of unscheduled appearances by Bayou Seco (Sat) and Julie Felix (Sun). Mostly quieter, more reflective stuff, certainly no yells and hollers.

And the singing in both rooms of the Six Bells was surely mixed enough for most tastes.

As to why three booked shanty sessions, you'd have to ask Sally or Trevor for their reasons. But if that's what the programme says, you just have to go with it, or find somewhere else.

It was a wonderful first festival, which I hope will continue in future years, but I guess it won't be the Bishop's Castle International Maritime Festival next year!

WassaiL! V


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Watson
Date: 27 May 02 - 09:33 AM

Yes Snuffy, we met at the Six Bells and the Three Tuns. The difference being that I didn't have a Mudcat badge with my name on it.


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: alanww
Date: 27 May 02 - 10:12 AM

I didn't have my mudcat badge on either - but yesterday you may have noticed that I wore my Mudcat Cafe Brussels 2002 T-shirt with pride!

Come fill up your glasses and let us be merry ...
Alan


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Guessed
Date: 27 May 02 - 11:55 AM

Snuffy there were more catters than you think there!


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Watson
Date: 27 May 02 - 11:59 AM

Mind you, I think there were some individuals there who are catters twice over! The management wouldn't approve you know.


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Llanfair
Date: 27 May 02 - 02:00 PM

I was in the market most of the time, so probably saw everyone!!!!

Great weekend, and we want to come back next year!!!

Cheers, Bron.


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Col K
Date: 27 May 02 - 03:24 PM

Glad you enjoyed the weekend hope there was not toooo much mud on the campsite entrance for the mudcaters to enjoy.All in all I thought it was abrill weekend and talking to many of the visitors they all enjoyed it as well.Next year wait and see but hopefully if finances work out ok then there is a distinct possibility of a festival happening in BC again. Thanks to you all for coming and making the weekend the sucess it was BTW Trevor you still owe me that pint


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Noreen
Date: 27 May 02 - 04:54 PM

Very enjoyable weekend, with lots of good singing, playing and friendship. Thanks all. I managed to stay upright despite the muddy entrance to the campsite, mostly due to the loan of Alan's Big Black Boots. I quite grew to like them- perhaps I'll get myself a pair!

Hope the townspeople aren't too horrified by what happened to their playing field :0(

Was lovely to meet up with catters; shame you didn't make yourself known, Watson (or were you undercover?!) I like to meet correspondents in 3D too wherever possible. Maybe another time?

Noreen


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Mr Red
Date: 27 May 02 - 05:18 PM

Watson
Gotcha


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 27 May 02 - 05:30 PM

My daughter's been playing around with my cookie 'cos I forgot to log out-her name is Charlotte by the way. Baby Troll would be a better word for her! What dya recon Mr. Red? Mrs Lemon shall return-I hope!


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 27 May 02 - 05:59 PM

Baby Lemonade has gone and Mrs Lemon returns-did anyone notice I wonder?? Thank you fellow 'cats for your kind words about our folk weekend. I have to admit I really enjoyed myself and halfway thru' the Aardvark concert/ceilidh I was watching the faces of the dancers and they looked so happy, that I began to smile. I had brought my favourite band to Bishop's Castle to share with all my friends and they loved them too. I've had nothing but positive reports from the town so far. The pubs that were used as venues for the sessions are very pleased with the amount of custom they had. One complaint from The King's Head...They ran out of 'Speckled Hen'!! I think Mother Nature decided to give us a trial by water! If we could have contented people after heavy rain, mud,hail and wind, then perhaps we can do it again next year! Thank you all for being there. We couldn't have had a Folk Weekend without you.Next year then?? Oh and guess where Trevor is? Swanning about on a Greek Island while we paddle about in mud removing portaloos! Nice one Trev! Only joking-he's worked so hard he deserves it. Keep your hat on! What does 'Yassoo' mean?

Sally


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 27 May 02 - 06:09 PM

I've found out Trev "Yassoo is a Greek word expressing joy and good spirits. It can also mean "hello," especially at Greek festivals and in Greek tavernas where people are dancing, singing, eating, drinking, enjoying life." Could be used to describe BCFW methinks?


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Watson
Date: 28 May 02 - 12:56 PM

Mr. Red:
I didn't feel a thing! Did I give you a clue somewhere?

Noreen:
We shared a table dining at the Six Bells and I was at the Three Tuns until just after you sang Lowlands.


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Noreen
Date: 28 May 02 - 03:59 PM

Ah, then you couldn't take any more, Watson... I understand...

Hmmm... trying to remember the other end of that table...


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Mr Red
Date: 28 May 02 - 04:05 PM

Watson, it was superclue
Mrs Lemon, dates for next year? Tricky one that - June should have more sun!
I was asked by Fox morris about seeing other Foxes and I said "where's Reynard?" and they looked up at the wet sky. Rain hard? I smiled anyway.


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Trevor
Date: 29 May 02 - 05:00 AM

Well, I've managed to find an internet cafe to catch up on the news from home. I must admit, it was with bated breath that I waited for this thread to load but it's great to see such positive feedback.

I'm not sure how we ended up with so much shanty time. Probably 'cos Martin lives just up the road and we wanted to make the most of him, and that Sal had made contact early on with Chris of Navy Cut. Generally I agree, Watson, I like santy to be a part of a general singaround, but I think we also wanted to give each session a bit of focus. Food for thought for next year.

It was a real bummer having to be elsewhere on Saturday, although my mobile was hot all day. For me, the highlight was Sunday am in the Poppy House with Julie Felix joining our singaround. I just loved the atmosphere.

My partner is now thoroughly peed off. Not just the constant subject of conversation for the last three months but now talking about it on a Greek beach - I haven't mentioned next year.......yet!

Anyway, Yassoo, and thanks to everybody for making the weekend a good'n.

And, BTW, SEND MORE BABY OIL!!


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 30 May 02 - 10:26 AM

Watson: I agree there was a lot of shanty, but it was there for those who wanted it, and to my knowledge there were quite a few who did. What we also arranged were singarounds and tunes sessions for those who wanted them. It all happened at the same time so that everyone had somewhere to go. I did a lot of research at festivals last year, asking my customers what they'd like, and our Folk Weekend was based on my results. Sal


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: InOBU
Date: 30 May 02 - 10:29 AM

Good to see your dates don't conflict with Artquake! You all can come to New York now to carry on the reerah!
Cheers Larry


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 30 May 02 - 11:19 AM

I need you guys out there to tell me which dates we can do all of this again. What do you think of 7th-8th June 2003? (2nd weekend of June.) I need to know if it's opposite anything at which you'd rather be.


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Watson
Date: 30 May 02 - 12:08 PM

Sal,
I wasn't complaining about the shanty sessions, and I enjoyed Saturday night at the Three Tuns, but I still don't understand why - and it wasn't just at BC, I've seen it at other festivals as well - why does a shanty session turn into an "anything vaguely to do with the sea or with the word sea in it" session.
You know I like songs with a body-count at the end, and I'm sure there have been singarounds with themes of death and destruction, and a theme of sea songs - or rural songs or anything else - is just as valid, but why call it a shanty session when the shanties run out half way through.
Now, songs about death at sea, I could probably manage some of those...


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 30 May 02 - 05:57 PM

Sal

I think the second weekend of June is generally the Pennymoor / Black Dog song and ale in Devon. Doesn't mean there isn't space for a song weekend further north though.


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: alanww
Date: 31 May 02 - 08:28 AM

This year the Wimborne Folk Festival (near Poole) is on the w/e of 7-9 June, the Mersey Shanty Festival on 14-16 June and the Alcester and Arden FFon 21-23 June. Personally, I would always wish to go to Mersey whether it be with Navy Cut, or Shellback Chorus or on my own and Alcester (8 miles west of Stratford-upon-Avon) is a bit near Bishop's Castle. So the w/e of 7-9 is the best for me ....

Well in Eighteen Hundred and Sixty One, roll Alabama roll ...!
Alan


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 04 Jun 02 - 04:08 PM

Watson: It's OK I know you weren't complaining and you've given me an idea - Perhaps we should have a "Death, Doom and Disaster at sea" session, and no smiling allowed. We could have a body count at the end and award a prize for the most bodies.

Sal


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Watson
Date: 05 Jun 02 - 12:04 PM

You could stop putting sugar in the lemonade - that would help stop the smiling!

And you could go for sponsorship from this Bishop's Castle company, just to keep the local interest.


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Llanfair
Date: 05 Jun 02 - 02:18 PM

Saw the article in the Shropshire Star tonight, Mrs. L.

It's nice to know that the local press is on the ball with up-to-the-minute news??????

Cheers, Bron, And book us in for next year!!


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Mr Red
Date: 05 Jun 02 - 06:34 PM

Watson
shanty sessons rarely stay shanty. "Essokibo River" is not a "sea shanty" - it is a river song, though still technically a "work song" - but who but a pedant would mention it?
OK I'm a pedant
even folkies have a finite attention span.
now what was I going to say?


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Mr Red
Date: 05 Jun 02 - 06:39 PM

Oh I know what it was - Martin Hugill really knows his top t'gallant from his mizen royals. OK I would like it that way but life is not always so accommodating. As it says in his father's book "To my sons Philip and Martin hoping they will help keep these songs alive"
.......and kicking - I say.........


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 06 Jun 02 - 11:33 AM

Watson: The lady who part owns the shop did buy an advert in our programme. It's a wonderful shop and not at all what you would expect. Her painted coffins are a beautiful sight. The shop is well worth a visit and she's a very nice person to talk to. I know where I want my kids to buy a coffin when I shuffle off this mortal coil!

Sal


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Watson
Date: 06 Jun 02 - 11:47 AM

Sally, you're preaching to the converted - we always pop in for a chat with Carol whenever we're in BC. Did you know she'd entered her work for the Turner prize?

...and I would have seen the advert in the programme if I'd known where to get a programme - where were they?

Mr. Red - sounds like an argument for shanties being part of a general singaround. Or we could do Death Doom and Destruction... or anything beginning with "D".


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Trevor
Date: 10 Jun 02 - 10:46 AM

Good to be back in the rain, wind and general gloom (especially where I live, up at Squilver, on The Stiperstones, where we have our own personal cloud).

Just wanted to say it doesn't go away - would you believe a shanty session in a Greek bar with Dutch, Swedish and British singers. Despite that, it was a brilliant birtday party AND Sal had done all the tidying up by the time I got home!!


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Watson
Date: 10 Jun 02 - 12:18 PM

I hope she recycles all that lemon peel - it must be good for something.


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Col K
Date: 10 Jun 02 - 05:22 PM

Glad to hear that you have returned from Greece Trev, now you can start saving for that pint you owe me.

I hope the weather here is to your liking now and that you dont find it toooo cold after all that Greek sun.

You need to start working on next years little party soon then it will be even better than this years.

See you soon

The Colonel


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 10 Jun 02 - 05:38 PM

What was that suggestion, should be more sun in June??? Actually, end May and early June are always quite iffy weatherwise (late June not much better).


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Mr Red
Date: 11 Jun 02 - 07:14 AM

Watson A peel a-plenty!
And as for shanties - it depends on the Haul they are sung in!!


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Watson
Date: 11 Jun 02 - 07:29 AM

A pithy remark, Mr. Red.


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 11 Jun 02 - 03:20 PM

Watson: I dare say it's been said before but it's "lemonentry my dear!" Did you try any of Nev's ale especially brewed for our "little do"? I hope you didn't get too (ah hem) 'pithed'! BTW it's The Buffalo sesh in Clun tomorrow night if you ain't got nuffin better to do!


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Watson
Date: 12 Jun 02 - 05:36 AM

I indulged in a modest libation in the Six Bells, mindful of the drive home later.

Much as I enjoy an evening in the Buffalo, I'm afraid the Woodbridge is much nearer home and Cuckoo Oak will be there to entertain us tonight, along with young Harriet.


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 12 Jun 02 - 12:25 PM

Tonight is the LAST SESSION in CLUN due to low attendence. I am hoping to start one in Montgomery soon. There don't seem to be many over the border so maybe it'll attract some of our 'over the border folk'!

Sal


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Watson
Date: 12 Jun 02 - 12:39 PM

That's bad news, I'm sorry to hear that - it's also bad news the session will be even further away.


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 12 Jun 02 - 07:57 PM

Don't worry! I've just come back from the sesh and have a tale to tell. I suggested to our little throng that maybe we should have a little summer holiday. They were not happy! Apparantly they (5 people) look forward very much to our little song/tunes 'club' every month that it has become the highlight of their month! That's Clun life for you! They build their 2nd Wednesday around it so that their evenings are free. What on earth could I do? I can't stop something they enjoy so much now can I? It doesn't matter that there are only a few of us, if they want to be there and look forward to it who am I to put a stop to it? So if you're in the area 2nd Wednesday of the month, please come to the singaround/tunes session in Clun, Shropshire- It's small and friendly and I love 'em all!

Sally


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Col K
Date: 13 Jun 02 - 07:09 PM

And we all love you


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 17 Jun 02 - 09:58 AM

ColK: you make me blush!!


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Guessed
Date: 17 Jun 02 - 10:09 AM

Lemon Blus? Is that a new flavour?


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 19 Jun 02 - 05:57 AM

Yea that's a good idea-pink grapefruit and lemon-hmmm might try that one. Sal


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Mr Red
Date: 19 Jun 02 - 08:41 AM

I turn bright pink quite easily!


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 19 Jun 02 - 10:37 AM

With just a little squeeze? Where's your next festival? We'll see what colour we turn!!


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: fogie
Date: 20 Jun 02 - 06:06 AM

Hey is anybody following the PEL situation, what's known about the sessions locally with respect to this. Are we likely to have a problem, or are we so in the sticks that we should just keep our heads down?


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Trevor
Date: 21 Jun 02 - 04:56 AM

Hello Fogie. We did have a bit of a debate before the weekend about which venues we should use and whether they had PELs. My view, which is probably not representative of the others, is that if a venue decides to have a session, whether or not they take the risk of going ahead without a PEL is up to them, providing, of course that we were happy with the safety arrangements. As I understand it, two of our venues did not have PELs, one of which hosts a regular session. The other has this week had a visit from the licensing authority following a complaint and is in the process of applying.

I have been trying to ascertain the extent to which the 'organiser' of a session (ie the person whose name appears in the listings journals, or who does the 'MCing') is responsible and the answers so far seem to suggest that they have no responsibility in that they cannot apply for a license in the first place. Just as well, as one of the venues in question is the one where the session is run by one of the BCFW committee!

I also agree that we should be 'keeping our heads down'. Some injudicious questions by one of our regulars almost led to us losing a venue for the weekend.


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 11:27 AM

Ah well here we go again.

13th 14th 15th June 2003.

The Deputy Mayor of Bishop's Castle has requested us not to combine with the Shropshire Bedlam Weekend (Mid-Summer) weekend as there would be too much going on for the locals to stand! I'm so glad she said that because I really didn't want to clash with Alcester.

Sal


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Tig
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 03:13 PM

If that's the dates there's a strong possiblility Rincewynds can make it this time. Please send us the info :-))))


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Noreen
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 08:04 PM

Oh dear, Sally, that weekend is already taken by the Mersey Shanty Festival, where the Shellback Chorus have a permanent booking.

You will be missing a few shanty singers at Bishop's Castle next year :0(


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 26 Oct 02 - 08:47 AM

Grrr...Oh dear, I can't please all of the people all of the time. I'm so sorry. Heaven knows I tried. Finding a date that doesn't clash with something hasn't been easy. Even Bishop's Castle is busy during the summer.

Sal


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: alanww
Date: 28 Oct 02 - 09:47 AM

:o(( *sobs* Oh dear!!!
"Crying, o-o-o-oh, Bishop's Castle's go-on,
Twas the festival I ado-ored ...
"
Alan


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Col K
Date: 28 Oct 02 - 06:01 PM

You've done it now clashing with Liverpool Maritime. How can I do both? Its all a plot by Trevor to avoid paying his long overdue debt. See you somewhere, all the best


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 29 Oct 02 - 02:39 PM

For Pete's sake, what can I do? .... We'd clash with something no matter when we put it on!!

Sal

"My love for you is like a sinking ship, and my heart is on that ship out on mid-ocean!"


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 31 Oct 02 - 12:49 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 10 Nov 02 - 10:07 AM

Pub and coffee house sessions
floor spots
Folk Club (let me know if you'd like a spot)
Traders' Market
Saturday Night Ceilidh
Camp Site
Swimming pool and showers

Camping £10 for the Weekend

If you came last year you'll know what to expect.
If you didn't, be prepared to sing ,
play and drink in friendly pubs.
The fringe without the main event!

For more info: Sally vowles
01588 638438
Thelemonadelady@hotmail.com


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Schantieman
Date: 10 Nov 02 - 10:29 AM

AAAAArrrrrrggggghhhhh!!!!!!!

I'll have to develop the knack of being in two places at once. The advantage of Liverpool is that I can go home in the eveing (well, the early hours of the morning), but the advantage of Bishops Castle is that it's Bishop Castle.   And Mrs Lemon!


S


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Snuffy
Date: 10 Nov 02 - 12:37 PM

This year will there be anywhere to sing after the pubs shut, Sal?

WassaiL! V


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Efiddler
Date: 10 Nov 02 - 01:36 PM

If there's going to be fewer singers, does this mean us musicians can have a pub to ourselves? And somewhere to play after everything shuts?

efiddler


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: harvey andrews
Date: 10 Nov 02 - 03:20 PM

I know it's not Bishop's castle, but it is Ludlow. My favourite day out is the two places and a good trawl round the bookshops! Anyway, point of this is to say I'm doing my first solo concert at Ludlow assembly rooms on Friday February 28th, 8pm. box office 01584 878141. It would be great to see some of you there so I could put faces to names!


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 08:12 AM

Snuffy:
Efiddler:

I'll have to work on that won't I. Moor and Coast wanted to come but we can't have singing/music after mid-night on the camp site (Council's orders!) I'll have to get a hall with a kitchen and see what we can come up with, food/music wise, for after hours. Leave it with me. Any more requests gratefully received.

Sal


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: GUEST,Turtle Dove
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 09:18 AM

I wish I was a proper musician and not just a singer. What do I need to do to become a musician? And when I am one does that mean I can have a pub to myself, with the other real musicians?


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Snuffy
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 09:27 AM

You can have a pub to yourself if you don't mind sharing!!


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Efiddler
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 10:01 AM

At least you're not a drummer!

Seriously though, a lot of musicians resent songs in a session (because they have to stop playing), and some singers can't listen to tunes without words. It saves arguments if you can keep the two groups apart.


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Schantieman
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 11:55 AM

It's good to sit and play all evening, just as it's good to sing all evening. It's also good to do some of each and listen to some of each. If there were three places, everyone could choose!

Steve


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: GUEST,Les B
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 06:39 PM

I'll second that Steve.

Les


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Efiddler
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 10:54 AM

I'll go along with that! Are there enough venues, Mrs Lemon?

efiddler


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 23 Jan 03 - 02:14 PM

I'm arranging for a caterer to be on the campsite, but he's not sure at what time he should open his hatch. What time do you guys want breakfast at the Bishop's Castle Folk Weekend?

Sal


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Snuffy
Date: 23 Jan 03 - 06:00 PM

Depends what time the singarounds finish, Sal.


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 24 Jan 03 - 05:33 AM

I'm hoping the sar's finish about 3am? 6 Bells says we can carry on, but the sesh's will be in the yard because that is the bit of the pub that has a PEL. Under canvas, of course. (I hope)

Sal


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Schantieman
Date: 24 Jan 03 - 08:18 AM

Breakfast at lunchtime then?

Steve


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 24 Jan 03 - 08:32 AM

Hatch open for the early risers?

;-)


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Snuffy
Date: 24 Jan 03 - 09:57 AM

Sounds great, Sal. Big decision though - eat first or sleep first?

WassaiL! V


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 12 Mar 03 - 06:57 AM

There will be a singing workshop with Schantieman and AlanWW on Saturday 14th and a guitar workshop with Pete Rimmer Sat am as well.

Please pm me if you'd like to go to any of these.

Also a Folk Club on the afternoon of 14th...again let me know if you'd like to 'strut your stuff'.

Sal


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: My guru always said
Date: 12 Mar 03 - 07:28 AM

Sounds good - I'd love to come along but with my crook back camping isn't the best option for me. Are there B&B's close by? Do the pubs do B&B? Local info website?


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 12 Mar 03 - 09:59 AM

Here's a little something to feast your eyes on www.bishops-castle.co.uk

Sal


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 25 Mar 03 - 10:24 AM

Just refreshing.

#8-)


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Schantieman
Date: 25 Mar 03 - 11:50 AM

Hi de Hi

Just tried the link above. Doesn't work, I fear!

S


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Noreen
Date: 25 Mar 03 - 06:29 PM

Try this one:

http://www.bishops-castle.co.uk
(one has to include the http:// before the www or mudcat looks for it in Mudcat and can't find it (aaaah))


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 26 Mar 03 - 10:21 AM

Thanks Noreen, I really did try!!!

x

Sal


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 29 Mar 03 - 06:56 AM

Ok here it is:

BISHOP'S CASTLE FOLK WEEKEND
13th-15th June 2003

The Fringe without the Main Event

Bishop's Castle Folk Weekend is a non-profit making session/singaround, pub based, extravaganza. The campsite is cheap, with children's entertainment, and the beer is brewed in this beautiful little Shropshire market town. You can sing and play into the small hours. We are pleased to have Steve Freedman and Alan Whitbread who will be running a singing workshop. We're also very lucky to have a guitar workshop being run by Pete Rimmer, working on clawhammer style guitar. This year there is a 'Folk Club' on the Saturday afternoon… bookings now being taken if you'd like to perform. Floor spots are also available in the sessions (again phone Sally to book). We'll have an opening concert with a new local band fronted by Dangerous Dave, at the Three Tuns Public House on Friday 13th. . On Saturday night we have a ceilidh, featuring Route Nine with Floss Headford – calling by Sheila Mainwaring, (again at The Three Tuns).   We have a trade market in the Town Hall with numerous musical instruments on sale from well known traders/repairers, also clothes, jewellery etc. Bring your children and go swimming at our local pool. Perhaps go walking, or cycling. Father's day is on the Sunday. Bishop's Castle is a pretty and interesting little town, and as the campsite is here for this weekend only, it's worth taking advantage of it. Bed and breakfast is also available. This weekend is what YOU make it. If you missed this event last year – you missed out.


Sally Vowles.
BCFW Organiser
01588 638438


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Mar 03 - 01:33 AM

Is the camping area suitable for caravans?


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Schantieman
Date: 30 Mar 03 - 07:15 AM

Well done, Noreen !

Yes, Guest, (since Sally's either busy or asleep) you can put caravans on the field. Bit muddy last year but fine weather has been ordered for the second one!

Steve


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 30 Mar 03 - 10:06 AM

it's mother's day, can't I have a lie in? actually I had to miss the Archers 'cos Charlie and I went swimming. It should be fine for caravans, they've tarmaced the squappy bit in the park so access should be good this year.

Sal


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 14 Apr 03 - 06:49 AM

Just a little addition...Irish music session as well as English Music Session - Stories and poetry with Mal Brown, Bonny Tonks (from Brewer's Droop), Terry Tandler, Liverpool Ken and (if I can persuade her) Val Littlehales.

More follows.

sal


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: My guru always said
Date: 30 Apr 03 - 05:37 PM

refreshing....


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Mr Happy
Date: 30 Apr 03 - 09:26 PM

i'm coming,
i'm coming,
though me back is bendin' low


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 11 May 03 - 06:27 AM

Look what we've managed to find...Dangerous Dave (ex-performer with Captain Sensible) will be appearing on the Friday night (13th) with 2 ex Climax Blues Band members, 1 current Climax Blues Band member, and 1 current Berkely, James Harvest member. A very fruity evening! On the Saturday evening we have The Loosehoud Drifters.

Sal


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: GUEST,ms lemon
Date: 11 May 03 - 04:40 PM

whoops...The Loosehound Drifters...sorry boys!

Sal


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 20 May 03 - 08:52 AM

Just a little squeeze to refresh your memories.

#8-)


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Mr Happy
Date: 30 May 03 - 10:02 PM

refesh,

me & Barby de Blues will be dere too!


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: My guru always said
Date: 06 Jun 03 - 06:11 AM

Think I'm going to be able to get along to this - Can't wait, sounds wonderful!!!
Hil


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Schantieman
Date: 06 Jun 03 - 11:18 AM

Nor me!

If we all bring a ray of sunshine, can we guarantee good weather this year?

Steve


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 06 Jun 03 - 11:29 AM

Yep... Mother Nature and I are like that...er...emoticon showing little pinkies linked!

Sal


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 09 Jun 03 - 05:04 AM

Hello is there anyone outthere?

Sal


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: GUEST,Wanderin' ms lemon
Date: 09 Jun 03 - 05:35 AM

Just going to sing some praises... Schantieman is running, not only a singing workshop with AlanWW at BCFW, but also away from BCFW to do the same at Liverpool Shanty Fest on Saturday afternoon...Hmph. He's then singing in The Baltic Fleet in the evening, and then the Shellbacks get him on Sunday. I s'pose it's good to share. #8,-(

Sal


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Schantieman
Date: 09 Jun 03 - 06:27 AM

My heart will be in BC!

S


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Snuffy
Date: 09 Jun 03 - 08:33 AM

www.bcfolkweekend.co.uk/


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 10 Jun 03 - 05:43 AM

#;-D


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: My guru always said
Date: 10 Jun 03 - 02:15 PM

Not long now - keep your fingers crossed that the weather sets fair!!!


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Mr Happy
Date: 10 Jun 03 - 08:15 PM

don't worry 'bout de wedder- s'long as we all get very wet on de inside!!


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 11 Jun 03 - 12:19 PM

Last year...it hailed, it rained, it snowed, it blowed, but the W/forecast looks pretty good for this w/e, so roll up, roll up. Looking forward to meeting some 'Cats in my little home town. OOOh I'm getting excited now!

#8-D


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Schantieman
Date: 12 Jun 03 - 03:06 PM

Gotta go & get my stuff packed!

S


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 13 Jun 03 - 02:42 AM

So here I am on the day everyone arrives, sitting at my pc having just awakened to a beautiful sunshiny morning. There's a heat haze over the Long Mynd. The sky is blue and the birds are singing. The grass has been cut on the camp site, and the camp site manager is pitched. All the road signs are up and my phone has been red hot. Is my camp site big enough? If you haven't decided about coming, me thinks you should make up your mind now. This is going to a really fine w/e.

MIMO

Sal


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: My guru always said
Date: 13 Jun 03 - 04:26 AM

See you all later today - looks like an excellent weekend in front of us!!! Good to hear about the road signs, I may not get lost :-) Looking forward to meeting / hearing everyone!!

Thanks for all your hard work Sal (& others too I'm sure) we are going to have SUCH A GOOD TIME!!!!
Hil


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: alanww
Date: 16 Jun 03 - 12:47 PM

Thanks for a great festival, Sally. The weather was almost too hot and it was really laid back - so far I nearly fell off my chair! Nice to see several Mudcatter friends too ...
"I fell in love with a Limehouse lass ...!"
Alan


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Schantieman
Date: 16 Jun 03 - 12:57 PM

Well said, Alan. A splendid weekend. Sorry I couldn't stay for the second half of it.

As I walked out one misummer's morning ?

Steve


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 17 Jun 03 - 05:51 AM

It was wonderful, even tho' I say so myself. I saw the last camper (one of over 500) off yesterday lunch time! Jan the Van is staying till Thursday, then she's off to Ashby-de-la-Zouche (what a fantastic name!)

I've had many, many positive comments from the town and shops and restaurants, pubs and cafes all had a ball.

Hopefully when all the bills are paid, it looks as if we broke even. Didn't need the Lottery Grant this year after all.

If you have any ideas about how I can improve it for next year, I really do want to hear them.

Thanks everyone for coming, and thanks to Steve, Alan and Pete for running the workshops. See you at Alcester.

A magic moment for me?...watching my daughter in her new band, Mogforest, on the folk club stage. Watch out for them, they're going to be good. (Those who have seen Emma Heath will know how good they could be. It's her band)

Oh and another magic moment...watching the ducks playing chicken with the traffic between the Six Bells and the church!

Sal


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 17 Jun 03 - 06:02 AM

"Ah, Moon of my Delight who know'st no wane,
The Moon of Heav'n is rising once again... "


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Snuffy
Date: 17 Jun 03 - 08:25 AM

A wonderfully relaxed weekend with time to chat to friends old and new. Another triumph, Sal. You even got the weather right this year!

WassaiL! V


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: GUEST,Guestspot
Date: 17 Jun 03 - 04:41 PM

Bishops Castle - luvly place!! Had a good day on Saturday, even enjoyed drive down!! Bought a shirt, bought a CD, Best tuna sarnie ever at "Poppy" place, played a couple o' sets, played a bit outside pubs, caught the sun a bit.....heard some good stuff... etc etc - bliss!! Even got future bookings!! Thanks to organisers, stewards and co.
             Regards to all - Spot.. ( 1/2 of Brackenrigg)


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 19 Jun 03 - 05:13 AM

Unfortunately we have had one small hiccup...a member of a local duo decided that because they had been asked to support one of the professional bands in a paid concert, demand (aggressively) that they should be paid after all. No money was discussed before hand. The point of asking them to do the gig was to look good on their CV and to get them some more work. I imagined that they would do it out of good will. The ethic of the Folk Weekend is to bring people into the town, share music and to bring business to a remote rural area. What a fool I am! What is echoing in my head? Contract, contract, contract!

Sal


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: My guru always said
Date: 19 Jun 03 - 06:46 AM

Wonderful weekend, thanks Sal!

Echoing all that's been said - Excellent organisation of musical activities, sunny, laid-back, excellent campsite, fantastic array of Portaloos, lovely locals and it was great to meet friends old & new!! Missed the Poppy House so I hope that's going next year!!

Have to say that the shower facilities were Superb & next year using the swimming pool is a Must!

One tiny little thing though - any chance of a 'Squirty Ice-Cream Van' next year??? Sorry Sal, can't drink your Lemonade, got allergies :-(

Thanks again,
Hil


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Schantieman
Date: 19 Jun 03 - 02:28 PM

Shhh! The singaround was actually going - outside- but we're not allowed to mention it coz of a certain law!

Steve


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 20 Jun 03 - 05:54 AM

'Squirty Ice-Cream Van' next year?

It'll be arranged M'Lady...say n'more.

Sal


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: My guru always said
Date: 20 Jun 03 - 07:25 AM

Ooooh, it's like all my dreams are coming true - 'squirty ice-cream' - put me down for some (well, loads actually, starting diet now) What a truly superb festival you have at Bishop's Castle!!!!!
Cheers Sal, see you at Alcester


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 10 Oct 03 - 07:42 AM

Would you all like to come to Bishop's Castle again? Well the camp site is booked for 11th, 12th and 13th June 2004 so you... ready when you are!

Sal


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Mr Happy
Date: 10 Oct 03 - 07:54 AM

Mr Happy & fiends will be in attendance!


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Noreen
Date: 10 Oct 03 - 07:47 PM

Know something Sally? Those dates don't clash with anything in my diary!

Hope to see you there :0)


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 12 Oct 03 - 01:59 PM

Thanks guys. I must get the web site up to date.

Sal


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 06 Jan 04 - 09:13 PM

http://www.bcfolkweekend.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 06 Jan 04 - 09:14 PM

Do you know I think she's got it!


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Mr Happy
Date: 07 Jan 04 - 04:46 AM

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Happy New Year Mrs L!


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Schantieman
Date: 07 Jan 04 - 08:01 AM

It worked for me!

How 'bout a new (i.e. shorter) thread?

Happy New Year

Steve


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Snuffy
Date: 07 Jan 04 - 08:03 AM

Works for me, too


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Mr Happy
Date: 07 Jan 04 - 10:48 AM

& for me too-now!

Thanks Sally,

Myself & fiends had spiffing time there last year & are looking forward with gusto to the next BC extravaganda!


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: alanww
Date: 07 Jan 04 - 11:25 AM

The new thread on the 2004 Folk Weekend is here.
"Hard on the beach oar ...!"
Alan


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: Mr Happy
Date: 15 Jun 05 - 08:32 PM

unfortunately, the 2005 thread may be amongst the casualties of the recent mugcataclysm.

meself & fiends had a fab time there last w/end & met up with fellow catters webfolk & mandotim.


comments from other attendees?


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Subject: RE: Bishops Castle weekend
From: GUEST,Mr Happy
Date: 15 Jun 05 - 09:17 PM

sory made an assumptional ballsup there- 2005 thread's still there.


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