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GUEST,Patrish 28 Aug 02 - 09:38 AM
smallpiper 28 Aug 02 - 09:44 AM
alanww 28 Aug 02 - 01:05 PM
Linda Kelly 28 Aug 02 - 03:45 PM
mytoycar 28 Aug 02 - 04:52 PM
vectis 28 Aug 02 - 05:29 PM
GUEST,MC Fat 29 Aug 02 - 05:01 AM
Alio 29 Aug 02 - 08:25 AM
GUEST,Patrish 29 Aug 02 - 10:43 AM
Willa 29 Aug 02 - 04:08 PM
Les from Hull 29 Aug 02 - 04:14 PM
BB 29 Aug 02 - 06:04 PM
magician 29 Aug 02 - 06:43 PM
GUEST,MC Fat 30 Aug 02 - 05:17 AM
Alio 30 Aug 02 - 05:50 AM
GUEST,MC Fat 30 Aug 02 - 06:22 AM
GUEST,Patrish 30 Aug 02 - 12:05 PM
T J 01 Sep 02 - 03:53 AM
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Subject: Whitby lovely memories
From: GUEST,Patrish
Date: 28 Aug 02 - 09:38 AM

I just thought it would be a good place to put all the great moments

Meeting Ali and Geoff and making friends
Re- meeting Alan and Ann and Theresa(don't dare use that song) and Bill, Hazel, and Noreen and Alan. Meeting Joe and Susan and Dick. All my friends at the Tap, All my friends at the Endeavour. Singing lots of song I knew, and hearing lots I didn't.
Enjoying a barbeque on wednesday, sat with Maggie and Les. The saddest thing is knowing that it will be 51 weeks till the next time
There are also peple I met briefly that I dearly want to make contact with. If it takes till next year, well that might just have to do.

My message to all you over the pond, is to get yourselves over here for next year if at all possible. Just ask Susan, Dick and Joe - its worth it.
And for all the people that I have not mentioned - I loved meeting you too. I just did not have enough time. I remember saying to Maralyn that I would find time to talk and catch up - but it did not happen - sorry
Jim, Jude. Rob. Ken, Brien, Bren..............I love you all and cant wait until we meet again,


So whats happening in the near future......someone let me know. And if you are reading this and feel I have forgotten about you - just e-mail me and let me know.
pat@rtn.co.uk

I am missing you all so much, and its a long time since I started a thread.............and its a BS........sorry

loads of love\
Patrish


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Subject: RE: BS: Whitby lovely memories
From: smallpiper
Date: 28 Aug 02 - 09:44 AM

Meeting friends old and new, playing with the likes of Johnny Handle and Tom Napper. Making friends with Maggie Boyle and generally having a laugh. (name dropping I know but what the hell they're my memories)

But most of all spending time with Jo-Anne :-)

Can't wait untill next year.

next trip out for me will be either The Heart of Scotland Festival in Aberfeldy around 15th sept or Otley latter in the month depending on finances etc.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whitby lovely memories
From: alanww
Date: 28 Aug 02 - 01:05 PM

Hi Parish

Try the Hull Sea Festival next weekend! The Shellbacks will be there, along with Teresa, Bill Noreen and myself ... and probably 30 others ...

"John dead, grey goose and the fox in the way of the morning ...!"
Alan


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Subject: RE: BS: Whitby lovely memories
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 28 Aug 02 - 03:45 PM

My festival career is being somewhat curtailed by work commitments and I don't even think I will be around for Hull Sea Fever unless I can muster up some time on Sunday morning. I really must get a life! Can't make Otley either which is a real bummer -I love that festival!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Whitby lovely memories
From: mytoycar
Date: 28 Aug 02 - 04:52 PM

the only memorie I had was getting really drunk which personifies my life at whitby for the past 5 years


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Subject: RE: BS: Whitby lovely memories
From: vectis
Date: 28 Aug 02 - 05:29 PM

I had a smashing time. Made new friends and met up with old ones. This Whitby virgin has got her heather so will be back in approximately 50 weeks time.
Mary


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Subject: RE: BS: Whitby lovely memories
From: GUEST,MC Fat
Date: 29 Aug 02 - 05:01 AM

Beats the Isle of Wight any day dunt it Vectis. Ah the blooming heather is all over my blooming flat. We up at Alfleda all agreed it was one of the best so far, some of the harmonies in the Tap were awesome and Ken, Jude and Me doing the 'weigh heigh' in that song about the robbers 'the Cagwoth Athem' or whatever it's called. Roll on next year and hope to meet those who'll be at Bromyard and Otley


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Subject: RE: BS: Whitby lovely memories
From: Alio
Date: 29 Aug 02 - 08:25 AM

Lovely to hear from you Pat - the week in that wonderful house in Whitby was great, wasn't it? Great food (courtesy of you!), amazing singing, loads of alcohol (the photos say it all!), and lovely people. Just hope we can get the same place next year (fingers crossed!) We had a super week, and still telling everyone all about it - probably boring them to tears!

Geoff and I will be in Hull by Friday evening, but Theresa and Bill are at Fylde. Hope to see many of you there - if not, see you all soon, hopefully. Ali

PS Got a good picture of you on the Tuesday evening in the house Pat, when you truly became a floor singer (well, almost!!!!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Whitby lovely memories
From: GUEST,Patrish
Date: 29 Aug 02 - 10:43 AM

Great to hear from you Ali, Are you going to put the photos on the web?

I am hoping that we manage to get the same house again, and an wishing we will hear soon.

Jim, when is Otley? I would like to catch up with you as i have found a very fitting T-Shirt for you

Only 354 days to go..............

love
Patrish xx


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Subject: RE: BS: Whitby lovely memories
From: Willa
Date: 29 Aug 02 - 04:08 PM

Whitby was wonderful! I fitted in whistle/harmony singing w/shops, ballad and folk club sessions, & a variety of concerts. Best of all, my 'I Spy' list of 'catters grew rapidly, and I managed to sing/play in half-a-dozen pubs. The Dolphin a RHB and the T&S were the best. Hope to see some of you at Sea Fever this w/e


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Subject: RE: BS: Whitby lovely memories
From: Les from Hull
Date: 29 Aug 02 - 04:14 PM

A very fitting T-shirt for Jim? From Blacks of Greenock?


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Subject: RE: BS: Whitby lovely memories
From: BB
Date: 29 Aug 02 - 06:04 PM

Otley is 20th-22nd September. It'll be our first time there, and we'll hope to meet some of you there.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whitby lovely memories
From: magician
Date: 29 Aug 02 - 06:43 PM

Aquiring one of Bonoffi's T-shirts!!

Gillie


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Subject: RE: BS: Whitby lovely memories
From: GUEST,MC Fat
Date: 30 Aug 02 - 05:17 AM

Patrish as someone has pointed out Otley is 20th-22nd Sep and I'm going for the first time this year (it usualy clashes with Bromyard). As Les says it must be a big fitting T-Shirt ( a marquee perhaps ?). Will it go with the new trousers my ex - gert brought me back from the US they're sort of silvery white with coloured pool balls all over and no volume control.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whitby lovely memories
From: Alio
Date: 30 Aug 02 - 05:50 AM

If any of you are free on Saturday October 19th we're having a day of singing in Saddleworth at the Conservative Club in Uppermill.If you've ever been to the festival you'll know that one of our best venues is the Tory Club because of the stewards, Arthur and Mary. They're retiring in October (hope we get as good ones next year!), so we're giving them a farewell party, and it seemed appropriate to do it with a singaround upstairs / session downstairs as they love the atmosphere. Don't think there's anything else on that weekend (?) so it would be great to see some of our friends again.If you've never been over our way, give me a call and I'll give you directions. Ali


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Subject: RE: BS: Whitby lovely memories
From: GUEST,MC Fat
Date: 30 Aug 02 - 06:22 AM

May come for my cuddle Ali !!


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Subject: RE: BS: Whitby lovely memories
From: GUEST,Patrish
Date: 30 Aug 02 - 12:05 PM

Looking forward to seeing you soon Ali, hoping to make the 19th, Jim - the T-Shirt will match perfectly!
love
Patrish xx


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Subject: Whitby - what bliss!
From: T J
Date: 01 Sep 02 - 03:53 AM

Having left the uk 18 months ago to take up work in the NZ I have read the Whitby thread with a combined sense of nostalgia and amusement. You lucky folk - ! Our local *folk* club here in NZ ran a celtic theme night (somewhere near St P's day) and they managed to go for 3 hours without singing one Irish song or playing a trad. tune. I can't remember them playing a Scottish one for that matter, either. Plenty of Neil Young and Bob Dylan though. As an elitist folkie (grin - smirk) who has somewhat eschewed the Dubliners song repertoire for over 30 years (except for some great instrumentals- listen to their version of The Acrobat) I am now eating up their words in some hope (vain) hope of getting a sing song going. And I am a bloody banjo player!!

Long live Whitby -

Trev


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Subject: RE: BS: Whitby lovely memories
From: vectis
Date: 01 Sep 02 - 06:22 PM

A special thank you to all the lovely people who sent me information on where to go and what to do before I ventured "oop North".
It was great to meet so many 'catters there.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whitby lovely memories
From: bobby's girl
Date: 02 Sep 02 - 06:51 PM

It was great to meet Dick and Susan again, and Joe for the first time- isn't it odd how people don't always look like you imagine they will - I don't really know what i thought Joe would be like, but the reality is a lovely man. I managed to put a lot more faces to names whilst having a great time at the festival. Roll on next August!


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Subject: RE: BS: Whitby lovely memories
From: Alio
Date: 03 Sep 02 - 07:00 AM

Jim, the cuddle awaits you in Saddleworth in October! Ali


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Subject: Lyr Add: Whitby lovely memories
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 03 Sep 02 - 02:23 PM

Hunt around in members photos under Quick Links, bobby's girl, and you'll find pictures of Joe and Dick and Susan and a lot more.

Here's a song I made up during Whitby this year:

Perhaps the seagulls woke me, but I could not sleep that night
So I walked down to the harbour, to see the harbour lights,
And the harbour lights were shining, and the night was calm and clear -
But I'll tell you one more reason I'll be coming back next year
To Whitby in the summer, together or alone,
To Whitby, where it's always coming home.

And rising in the morning, I climbed two hundred stairs
To sing there in St Mary's, and to listen to the prayers,
With the bells so sweetly ringing, and the seagulls wheeling by,
And high above the harbour we were singing in the sky
In Whitby in the summer, together or alone,
In Whitby, where it's always coming home.

With the singing and the dancing, and the music in the streets,
And the welcome always shining in the faces that you meet,
Why, Whitby in the summer is like moving through a dream,
But there's something there in Whitby that is deeper than it seems.
In Whitby in the summer, together or alone,
In Whitby, where it's always coming home.

And in the Seaman's Mission, as I sat and drank my tea
The sailormen up on the walls were looking down at me
And standing in the evening so high above the shore
I seemed to see those little ships go sailing out once more
Go sailing out from Whitby, together and alone
Knowing some of them would never make it home.

And all through the streets of Whitby you can hear the seagulls cry
Don't they say they are the spirits of lost sailors long gone by?
So when we sing the old songs, it is more than just a game,
We wake the memory of the past, and welcome them back home
To Whitby in the summer, together or alone,
To Whitby, where it's always coming home.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whitby lovely memories
From: Willa
Date: 03 Sep 02 - 02:54 PM

I just love that, Kevin. I'm sure someone (you, perhaps) will put it to music.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whitby lovely memories
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 03 Sep 02 - 06:00 PM

If you haven't done so already I have! I just found myself singing it so quickly put it on file. If you're interested I could e mail my efforts poor though they may be.
Jane
PS Why didn't I see you in Whitby Kevin?


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Subject: RE: BS: Whitby lovely memories
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 03 Sep 02 - 07:39 PM

I stuck a tune to it and sang it before Whitby Week was out. Coming back from a session just now it struck me that the tune I've used is reminiscent of a hymn tune - . Brendan Behan used it is the Hostage. (The Churches One Foundation or O Jesus Christ Remember) Not exactly the same, but reminiscent I think. (But I'm notorious for thinking tunes are basically the same tune when other people think they are totally different.

But if you've got a tune, Mrs Duck, it might well be just as good for it or better. I'd love to hear it.

I think I may have missed a lot of people because I tended to drink at the Plough rather than the Tap and Spile, when I wasn't climbing hills to get to other venues. And I got a season ticket. Met a fair number of Mudcatters anyway, including Joe, Dick, and Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Whitby lovely memories
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 04 Sep 02 - 02:54 PM

I've put it up on my song website anyway, with chords - Whitby Coming Home. Running it through to put in the chords, I decided maybe it doesn't sound that much like the hymn tune after all. Anyway, I'll likely stick a RealAudio sound file up sometime. (But if anyone ever wants to sing one of my songs, don't worry about changing the tune around if you like yours better, or it fits your voice easier.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Whitby lovely memories
From: Red and White Rabbit
Date: 04 Sep 02 - 03:52 PM

Jim if you where those trousers anywhere but in bed the wedding is definitely off especially if you are cudding Ali at the time as I know their secret!


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Subject: RE: BS: Whitby lovely memories
From: Sonnet
Date: 04 Sep 02 - 07:17 PM

Memories; The children's festival orchestra busking at the bandstand and their playing in the parade...all the lovely people who attended my contemporary poetry writing workshop and wrote so well... the Thursday session in the Plough with the Custards and Selbies....an hour of peace in the tai chi workshop....food in the Duke of York... friends I meet too rarely....crying at Wild Mountain Thyme.

Jay


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Subject: RE: BS: Whitby lovely memories
From: mouldy
Date: 05 Sep 02 - 03:02 AM

Nice to meet you in the Tai-Chi, Sonnet. Such a pity the timetable meant that you had to bustle away from it so quickly for your workshop!

Andrea


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Subject: RE: BS: Whitby lovely memories
From: GUEST,MC Fat
Date: 05 Sep 02 - 05:23 AM

I may still wear the troosers Wed & White Wabbit, I may even wear them while cuddling Ali (The wedding will be most definately off then). Tai Chi now best Tai Chi workshop was me and Brid Widder at Warwick


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Subject: RE: BS: Whitby lovely memories
From: Alio
Date: 05 Sep 02 - 09:20 AM

What "trousers"? Ought I to know the story before the cuddle?

Ali


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Subject: RE: BS: Whitby lovely memories
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 05 Sep 02 - 09:54 AM

Why Alio ? - were you assuming that MC Fat would be sans trousers for the cuddle.......


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Subject: RE: BS: Whitby lovely memories
From: GUEST,MC Fat
Date: 05 Sep 02 - 10:04 AM

The troosers were bought in USA by my ex (gert) and are a very fetching silver colour with coloured pool balls on them but Soos thinks they're pyjamas


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Subject: RE: BS: Whitby lovely memories
From: Sonnet
Date: 05 Sep 02 - 01:59 PM

Mouldy; good to meet you properly, too. No doubt we'll meet again, having mutual friends. Whitby's like that - all dashing about with little pockets of peace. The tai chi was one of the best workshops I've attended, so I'm thinking of finding a group near home.

Jay


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Subject: RE: BS: Whitby lovely memories
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 05 Sep 02 - 04:29 PM

I've put a RealAudio soundfile of that song Whitby in the Summer, up on my song site, for the tune I use. Click on "streaming" next to the title at the head of the sog.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whitby lovely memories
From: selby
Date: 06 Sep 02 - 01:59 PM

For many years now we have said that we no longer particularly go to WFF for the music but to meet old friends and friends we have yet to meet. The session we had in the Plough with the McShane & Custard Gang was a wonderful memory to me, of folk music at it's best open to everyone of all ages. I was thinking of doing a biy of Rapper next year but this Tai Chi sounds fun what is it? Keith


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Subject: RE: BS: Whitby lovely memories
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 06 Sep 02 - 06:01 PM

I've no doubt the Tai Chi is good for the wellbeing of the people doing it - but it's not for watching, I suggest.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whitby lovely memories
From: Red and White Rabbit
Date: 07 Sep 02 - 02:44 AM

Alio - the fact they have no zip in them gives you a clue to what intentions JIm has in those trousers!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Whitby lovely memories
From: mouldy
Date: 07 Sep 02 - 03:18 AM

Tell you what, Keith, next week when we're in the pub I might show you what we learned in Tai-Chi! Also I start at a class in Goole on 26th of this month.

Andrea


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Subject: RE: BS: Whitby lovely memories
From: Oaklet
Date: 07 Sep 02 - 03:59 AM

Never ask anyone to help you to reverse into a parking space who is trained in Tai-Chi, if you are in a hurry.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whitby lovely memories
From: Bassic
Date: 07 Sep 02 - 02:34 PM

Left ........a ..........bit.........right..............a ..............bit. ................STOP................back.............a.................bit..................


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Subject: RE: BS: Whitby lovely memories
From: smallpiper
Date: 07 Sep 02 - 02:36 PM

That's far too quick for Tai Chi!


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Subject: RE: BS: Whitby lovely memories
From: Bassic
Date: 07 Sep 02 - 02:54 PM

Pipes, and of course you are famous for YOUR rythm old buddie!!!

1....2....3....4...1...2...3..4.1...2.3....4

O` time.Te He!!!!!

I believe this is the first time it has been acuratly recorded, and from memory too!!!!!!!!!! C U soon bud.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whitby lovely memories
From: smallpiper
Date: 07 Sep 02 - 03:25 PM

I've taken offence!


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Subject: RE: BS: Whitby lovely memories
From: Banjo-Flower
Date: 07 Sep 02 - 03:44 PM

That'll be a first John,a piper taking offence

Gerry


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Subject: RE: BS: Whitby lovely memories
From: Sonnet
Date: 07 Sep 02 - 04:07 PM

And back to Whitby.....

I think I manifested something as we were about to leave, and I don't think I'll forget this in a hurry! We'd packed our car, case in first, instruments on top, garland heather, assorted bags etc - loaded to the gunnels. On the road by the car was a seagull feather, which I picked up and passed to Chris. He'd hardly had chance to take it off me before being seagull-shat upon. I couldn't find a tissue for him because I was crying, laughing. He had to go and buy another tee-shirt.Naturally we went to buy a lottery ticket before we came home, but it's not true, what they say about IT being for luck!

Jay


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Subject: RE: BS: Whitby lovely memories
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 07 Sep 02 - 08:59 PM

That's quite consistent with that idea I had in my song about seagulls really being the spirit of old sailors. Old sailors can have a rough sense of humour.


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