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Anything happening in Cape Town?

George Papavgeris 21 Jul 03 - 07:58 AM
breezy 22 Jul 03 - 06:29 AM
GUEST,Ross 22 Jul 03 - 08:30 AM
George Papavgeris 22 Jul 03 - 09:17 AM
George Papavgeris 02 Aug 03 - 07:59 AM
George Papavgeris 12 Aug 03 - 05:11 PM
GUEST,Ross 13 Aug 03 - 03:45 PM
Ella who is Sooze 14 Aug 03 - 11:47 AM
GUEST,Ross 15 Aug 03 - 04:37 AM
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Subject: Anything happening in Cape Town?
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 21 Jul 03 - 07:58 AM

I will be visiting Cape Town in S.Africa for a week in August (business trip - day job commands) and I was wondering if there is a folk music scene there, any contacts - perhaps even some Mudcatters? Any tips and hints welcome.


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Subject: RE: Anything happening in Cape Town?
From: breezy
Date: 22 Jul 03 - 06:29 AM

jeremy taylor in St Albans fri 28th nov


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Subject: RE: Anything happening in Cape Town?
From: GUEST,Ross
Date: 22 Jul 03 - 08:30 AM

They fire a canon everyday at noon

Evidently the local watch repairing shop sets their big display clock to it

Which is handy

As they fire the canon on time by looking at the watch repairer's display clock through a telescope


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Subject: RE: Anything happening in Cape Town?
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 22 Jul 03 - 09:17 AM

Are you telling me there's bugger all happening there folk-wise, then?


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Subject: RE: Anything happening in Cape Town?
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 02 Aug 03 - 07:59 AM

Well, I did some more searching on the net, and it appears that there is a club: The Barleycord Music Club, on Monday nights, at the Upstairs Room @ The River Club, Liesbeek Highway, Observatory, Cape Town. And I contacted Bill Knight, one of the residents, who has arranged a 30 min spot for me on Monday 11th August, AND will lend me his guitar (now, that's friendly!).

I will report back. I wonder whether I should sing "Thieves of innocence" (about child soldiers in Africa)....


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Subject: RE: Anything happening in Cape Town?
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 12 Aug 03 - 05:11 PM

...and very interesting it was too. The Barleycorn is very focussed on "new material", with a couple of good resident singer-songwriters (look out for Roger Lucy, he's GOOD), but overall a rather strong jazz/rhythm preference. First time that the "Flowers & The Guns" flopped...though "Emptyhanded" got an ovation. Eh, that's the way the cookie crumbles.Heard a great jazz 5-piece band from the townships (Enkasi), and sold 3 CDs, which covered taxi & drinks, so can't complain...If you ever go that way, look for Bill Knights or Alan Eatwell - friendly club!


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Subject: RE: Anything happening in Cape Town?
From: GUEST,Ross
Date: 13 Aug 03 - 03:45 PM

Well done

I arrived in Cape Town on a sunday & it was closed

Mind you - that was when the `boers' were running the place

Pretty apt name for them

Are you coming up to Barton Le Clay on the 25th

I think Herga's closed for bank holiday?

How about supporting other far flung reaches of the British Empire with your expertise?

And you breezy!!!


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Subject: RE: Anything happening in Cape Town?
From: Ella who is Sooze
Date: 14 Aug 03 - 11:47 AM

There's a pub/bar that does African drumming and you can have lessons whilst you drink - a bit of a disasterous combination.

I can fully recommend the Five Flies restaurant - great food, great premises, and lovely atmosphere. It's near the Law Courts. The Table Bay hotel does a fab line in pampering sessions too in it's beauty salon.

ooo five flies grubbery - ooooh yummy!

Apart from that - go up on to Table Mountain - it's a must. And there's nice coctail bars at Clifton Beach - and enjoy a sundowner drink (Sunset drink).

Ella


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Subject: RE: Anything happening in Cape Town?
From: GUEST,Ross
Date: 15 Aug 03 - 04:37 AM

The revolving restaurant at the top of the tower was good


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