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GUEST,sara 26 Aug 03 - 03:53 PM
Hawker 27 Aug 03 - 02:15 PM
GUEST,sylvia 27 Aug 03 - 04:35 PM
RoyH (Burl) 27 Aug 03 - 07:20 PM
Hawker 28 Aug 03 - 04:12 AM
Peterr 28 Aug 03 - 06:27 AM
The Shambles 28 Aug 03 - 06:37 AM
RoyH (Burl) 28 Aug 03 - 04:51 PM
sylvia 29 Aug 03 - 04:10 AM
GUEST,Ray Padgett 29 Aug 03 - 06:42 AM
Hawker 29 Aug 03 - 06:59 AM
GUEST,Ray Padgett 29 Aug 03 - 07:20 AM
GUEST,sylvia 30 Aug 03 - 04:43 AM
sylvia 30 Aug 03 - 04:48 AM
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Subject: cornwall folk festival
From: GUEST,sara
Date: 26 Aug 03 - 03:53 PM

Just returned from Wadebridge and have to say had a great time. What were the highlights for you


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Subject: RE: cornwall folk festival
From: Hawker
Date: 27 Aug 03 - 02:15 PM

Well, let me see, I didn't get to a lot of it 'cos I was running the kids side of things, but Sylvia & Rowena were fantastic, Rum & Shrub (not part of the folk festival but booked by the Bridge on Wool Pub) were their brilliant best, and there were hilarious antics at the campsite, which were only funny if you were there!
Great stuff. met some lovewly people and made new friends. Cheers, Lucy


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Subject: RE: cornwall folk festival
From: GUEST,sylvia
Date: 27 Aug 03 - 04:35 PM

Hello Lucy
Sorry we didnt have chance to see much of you, but did see a lot of Kevin. Thanks for the nice comment about us.
It was brill in the Bridge on wasn't it
I also enjoyed a dance or two on Monday night.
See you sometime no doubt.


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Subject: RE: cornwall folk festival
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 27 Aug 03 - 07:20 PM

I also had a great time at Wadebridge. I sang rather tiredly throughout (the heat got to me) but I enjoyed many things from a well-balanced guest list. The American visitors Debby McClatchy, and Sara Grey and Keiron Means, did themselves proud, gaining great receptions. Keiron is a real discovery. He has ability and style to burn and shows a deep understanding of his music. Sara must be very proud of him.

It was good too to hear a number of young people, teens & twenties, singing in sessions and in concert,and singing well.

But the absolute shining light for me was Viv Legg, sister of the well-known Vic Legg, a grand singer himself. Viv has only recently started to come out to sing and it's lucky for us she has. She is of traveller stock, with a wonderful style of singing and a clear and lovely voice that she uses without pretence. She is a genuine traditional singer whom everyone should hear. I hope that someone like Veteran or Musical Traditions will record her, and soon. I have been around for a long time and I did not expect to be knocked sideways by a 'new' singer ever again. But Viv did the trick.

The sun shone brightly all through a grand weekend of song, music and dance. It was terrific. Congratulations to the organisers and their volunteer helpers. Here's to next year! Burl.


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Subject: RE: cornwall folk festival
From: Hawker
Date: 28 Aug 03 - 04:12 AM

I was really disappointed not to get to any of the Sara Grey & Keiron Means performances, but I agree, Burl, Keiron is Fantastic - and such a nice chap too!
Viv Legg's singing has been as much a revelation for her as it has for us, she is quite shy and retiring and is quite taken aback by her success, though the rest of us are not at all surprised. Again, a lovely lady to talk to, too - and she has some lovely stories to tell about her family. I was lucky enough to hear her sing and enjoyed every minute of it.
It is good to hear feedback on this festival, which was run on a shoestring, none of the artists were paid for their services, and this was, in a way a bid for survival, I think a big thank you should go out to all those who took part in whatever way - the artists, the stewards, and the people who came, bought tickets and made the festival happen!
Cheers, Lucy


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Subject: RE: cornwall folk festival
From: Peterr
Date: 28 Aug 03 - 06:27 AM

Great cross-cultural moment - rapper done to didgerydoos


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Subject: RE: cornwall folk festival
From: The Shambles
Date: 28 Aug 03 - 06:37 AM

See also cornwall folk festival


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Subject: RE: cornwall folk festival
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 28 Aug 03 - 04:51 PM

Hawker you are correct about Viv Legg's modesty and her surprise at the fine reception she got for her singing. She is a delightful lady. It was sad though to hear her say that she was a Romany speaker but her daughters didn't want to know it. Children don't always want to carry on things of their parents I know, but it will be a pity if this area of Romany speaking fades out. I doubt that Viv wants a career in the folk scene, but it's my hope that she will be coaxed out to sing a little more often, for al our sakes.   Burl.


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Subject: RE: cornwall folk festival
From: sylvia
Date: 29 Aug 03 - 04:10 AM

Lucy
Did you manage to get to Town Hall very late Monday.You missed the sight of Gideon dancing with Jinks!!!!
He even got me up dancing.
Actually it was a nice ending. See you around sometime.
Where do you tend to go?
Sylv


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Subject: RE: cornwall folk festival
From: GUEST,Ray Padgett
Date: 29 Aug 03 - 06:42 AM

First time I have ever been as far south as Cornwall, altho' I've been to Sidmouth a couple of times in the past. Travelled down after visiting Whitby FF for the umpteenth time
Really enjoyed Thorn and Roses, expecially in the Ship
The session with Trigg Morris and Vic Legg ?? pub the're all goers and the 50s/60s music/skiffel board etc

Little seen altho not fault of the organisers was Ted Egan for Oz spent some time with him and Doc Rowe ~ dynamic guy (I mean Ted)
Thanks to Lynne Heraud, Keith Kendrick, Sylvia Needham, Jim Bassett et al. Also to Roy Harris and Michael O'Leary Johns for looking after me !!


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Subject: RE: cornwall folk festival
From: Hawker
Date: 29 Aug 03 - 06:59 AM

Ray,
I too was delighted to get to meet Ted Egan, What a lovely chap! He sang at the Carbaret Club on Monday night and I thought he was brilliant!
Doc does have his dynamic moments too!!!!!
Are the ??? after Vic due to the confusion between Vic and Viv? They are brother and sister.
Burl, Kids tend to need to do a little growing before they investigate their roots, there is still hope that Viv's children may want to take up the family tradition, it would be sad if they come to it too late to learn all that they could. Get it dowm on tape Doc!!
I gave the town ghall a miss, I had 2 VERY tired kids who behaved extremely well at the Cabaret Club, Amber even joined Moe and I in singing The Nightingale - one of my favourite moments!
Glad that there was a goodending to the festival, that's been missing for a few years!
Where do I get to?
Well we go to Trewarmett sometimes, and Launceston, occasionally to Bideford Folk Club, Don't tend to go to Bodmin ;) and we play and sng together at home, with our neighbours You Must come up one evening for a sesh!
We are off to Wareham to the wail this afternoon, so I better got the camper packed!
Cheers,
Lucy


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Subject: RE: cornwall folk festival
From: GUEST,Ray Padgett
Date: 29 Aug 03 - 07:20 AM

The ?? was the name of the pub Vic & Trigg performed in Earl something ?, I'm sure Doc has his moments ~ he is in the process of moving to Sheffield, more my neck of the woods and where his archives are, he is abit of a nomad, but very very knowledgeable on folk customs, events people etc, every bit worthy of his honorary Doctorate
Vic and Viv connection now understood and that Viv's 2 (?)daughters not presently interested in the travellers songs
Wadebridge FF committee and allegiance to Traditional song highly appreciated, hopefully a successful year in all respects
Alan White Wareham Wail organiser emigrated fom Barnsley early 70's, remind him of Dave and Betty Martin, Jim Potter, Elliots and Burland if you get the chance!


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Subject: RE: cornwall folk festival
From: GUEST,sylvia
Date: 30 Aug 03 - 04:43 AM

Ray
Glad you had a good weekend here in Wadebridge and hope you will make it next year.
Also pleased to hear you enjoyed our singing (Thorn and Roses).
The pub you are thinking of is The Earl of St Vincent (the one with all the clocks!!)
Sylvia


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Subject: RE: cornwall folk festival
From: sylvia
Date: 30 Aug 03 - 04:48 AM

Lucy
You are off again then. Lucky you.We were thinking of going up toTrewarmett festival this weekend, but have been so busy lately.
Theres a sing organised in the pub up at South Zeal on the evening of September 28th, which I had a phone call about . Looking forward to that and anyone who turns up.
How was Mo after the festival?
Sylvia


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