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Alternative British Folk Awards 2005

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IanC 27 Jan 05 - 03:58 AM
Mary Humphreys 27 Jan 05 - 11:58 AM
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Dave Hanson 28 Jan 05 - 12:23 AM
Splott Man 28 Jan 05 - 03:50 AM
George Papavgeris 28 Jan 05 - 05:03 AM
Splott Man 28 Jan 05 - 09:30 AM
SarahNash 28 Jan 05 - 10:58 AM
muppitz 28 Jan 05 - 11:08 AM
Peterr 28 Jan 05 - 11:59 AM
IanC 31 Jan 05 - 05:05 AM
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Subject: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: IanC
Date: 26 Jan 05 - 12:20 PM

Mudcat 2004 Alternative British Folk Awards - Nominations!

2005 sees the third year of the Mudcat Alternative British Folk Awards. Not a prestigious event, but one which celebrates the past year in the world of cyber-assisted folk music. Last year, a completely undemocratic and non-representational group of Mudcat members voted to pick a winner in each of the categories below. Your nominations are sought for this year's folk spectacular.

Nominations are welcomed under each of the following categories

PUB/CLUB FOLK SINGER OF THE YEAR
PUB/CLUB MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
BEST "NON COMMERCIAL" GROUP / DUO
BEST "NON COMMERCIAL" CD
HORIZONTAL AWARD (Best drinker)
BEST FOLK CLUB
BEST PUB SESSION (Regular)
BEST PUB SESSION (Festival)
BEST FOLK FESTIVAL
BEST FOLK DRAMA (the "We do it in the road award")
BEST REGULAR DANCE EVENT
BEST LOCAL FOLK MAGAZINE

A number of SPECIAL AWARDS are also traditionally included in the ceremony (see below for examples). Your suggestions and nominations for any special categories will be considered by the committee.

The "Two In A Bar Award" for the best nonexistent Session/Singaround
The Larry Otway "Flat Earth" Award for Special International Effort
The Lifetime Achievement Award for whatever

please PM me with nominations etc. by 1st March 2005 so that voting can commence in good time for the awards to be published on the now-traditional date of 1st April.

Go to it, folks!

:-)


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Jan 05 - 12:29 PM

Please define "non-commercial". Do you mean in folk terms? Is Kate Rusby commercial because she sells like hot cakes compared with some floor singer's home produced effort?
And is a group non-commercial only when they aren't getting gigs?


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: IanC
Date: 26 Jan 05 - 12:34 PM

Xactly


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: LesB
Date: 26 Jan 05 - 03:35 PM

My nominations are as follows...(rustle as he opens the envelope)


PUB/CLUB FOLK SINGER OF THE YEAR....Bob Fox
PUB/CLUB MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR.......John Kirkpatrick
BEST "NON COMMERCIAL" GROUP / DUO...Mary Humphries & Anahata
BEST "NON COMMERCIAL" CD............'Donovan Songs' :-Pete Rimmer
HORIZONTAL AWARD (Best drinker).....Dameon Barber or any rapper dancer!
BEST FOLK CLUB .....................The Bothy Folk Club Southport
BEST PUB SESSION (Regular)..........The Guest House Southport
BEST PUB SESSION (Festival).........Bricklayers Arms (Whittlesea Straw Bear}
BEST FOLK FESTIVAL..................Whitby
BEST FOLK DRAMA (the "We do it in the road award") ???
BEST REGULAR DANCE EVENT ...........Phoenix Ceilidhs
BEST LOCAL FOLK MAGAZINE............Folk North West

These are the nominations for the constituancy of Southport!
Cheers
Les


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: Fidjit
Date: 26 Jan 05 - 04:58 PM

I second -Bob Fox, and John K. But most of all the Bricklayers Arms at Whittlesey. The Straw Bear Festival. Great. Actually two sessions going on in two bars. It's where I heard The Boars Head - Kebab parody! Come on Keep Up! (and watch out for a 10 year old fiddle player, as was heard at the New Crown, same weekend).


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: Fidjit
Date: 26 Jan 05 - 05:01 PM

Come to think of it. At the Straw Bear, Nick Barber was doing a good job for the best drinker award. Played a lot with his eyes closed.


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: Mary Humphreys
Date: 26 Jan 05 - 05:35 PM

Hey Les - have you seen our gig list for this year? Our website
here lists 24 song gigs up to the end of August - of which 5 are festivals ( including Whitby for the week).This does not include all the band gigs for Fendragon ( our Ceilidh band, or English rebellion, the other ceilidh band we're in)
If that isn't getting gigs, I don't know what is.
So I think we have been disqualified by Guest's post above.
Of course, if you don't agree, then we'll be honoured to be nominated.


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: treewind
Date: 26 Jan 05 - 05:35 PM

The Boars Head Parody is famously sung by Chris Pitt, who in all probablity wrote it (and he was at Whittelesey, so it must have been him). He deserves some sort of award for that and his other misdemeanours in song!

Anahata


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: treewind
Date: 26 Jan 05 - 05:38 PM

Nah, getting gigs is when you have to give up the day job...
Anahata


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: LesB
Date: 26 Jan 05 - 07:17 PM

I didn't see the 10 yr old fiddle player, but he could very well have been the same one I saw in the Elsinore at Whitby, fantastic. I didn't mean to be disparageing Mary but there was only one catagory for duos.
Cheers
Les


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: IanC
Date: 27 Jan 05 - 03:58 AM

Might be worth explaining that what I meant, when replying to GUEST's post above, was mainly a shorthand for "Whatever you like". In general, though, I've always looked on this massive and splendid ceremonial occasion as an essentially non-pro event (i.e. don't give up the day job).

In fact, my personal idea of "folk" would pretty much rule out the idea of a full-time "professional folk singer" anyway. It seems a contradiction in terms. I'm happy about professional entertainers who specialise in singing "folk" songs (whatever those are), and I'm happy to go to see them (and to pay). Just they've already got a massive awards thingy courtesy of the BBC, and I wanted to celebrate the other thing.

:-)
Ian


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: Mary Humphreys
Date: 27 Jan 05 - 11:58 AM

No hard feelings at all LesB and IanC. I said it was an honour to be nominated by Les, and I meant it!
And no, I won't be giving up the day job....
Mary


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: Mary Humphreys
Date: 27 Jan 05 - 12:01 PM

By the way, Anahata and I saw the 10 year-old fiddler in the New Crown at the Straw Bear. Yes, he is the same one you saw at Whitby. Better than ever and playing in F and Bb.... that's a great way to shut up melodeons!


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Jan 05 - 12:37 PM

As IanC is setting the parameters for these 'ere awards, won't a good number of LesB's nominations be disqualified?

I thought Bob F, John K and Damien B would all qualify as full-time professionals?

I have no quibble with any of them, by the way - they're all very good and well worth seeing.


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 27 Jan 05 - 08:28 PM

this isn't going to work. try, best quibble of the year award. lets face it, no two folkies agree on anything much......thats why we have mudcat.


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 28 Jan 05 - 12:23 AM

You forgot a nomination for the worst presenter of folk music on the radio EVER.
Obviously only one nomination, Mike Hardly, oops Harding.

eric


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: Splott Man
Date: 28 Jan 05 - 03:50 AM

You obviously never heard me on CBC in the late 70s.

Splott Man


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 28 Jan 05 - 05:03 AM

PUB/CLUB FOLK SINGER OF THE YEAR....Christine Connolley ("Moses")
PUB/CLUB MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR.......Miranda Sykes
BEST "NON COMMERCIAL" GROUP / DUO...Mary Humphries & Anahata
BEST "NON COMMERCIAL" CD............"Echoes of Mingulay" - Les Sullivan
HORIZONTAL AWARD (Best drinker).....Hilary Ward ("MGAS")
BEST FOLK CLUB .....................The Carrington fc, Nottingham
BEST PUB SESSION (Regular)..........Uxbridge, Crown & Treaty
BEST PUB SESSION (Festival).........???
BEST FOLK FESTIVAL..................Banbury
BEST FOLK DRAMA (the "We do it in the road award") ???
BEST REGULAR DANCE EVENT ...........Haddenham Ceilidhs
BEST LOCAL FOLK MAGAZINE............Taplas (Wales)


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: Splott Man
Date: 28 Jan 05 - 09:30 AM

Here are my anonymations...

PUB/CLUB FOLK SINGER OF THE YEAR
Jeff Hankin (catch him at the Sunday Folk Club at Upton Festival)

PUB/CLUB MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
Pat Smith (but then I'm biased)
Or Pete Coe if self-promotion isn't allowed        

BEST "NON COMMERCIAL" GROUP / DUO
Pat Smith & Ned Clamp (but then I'm very biased)
Or Blake's 3 if self-promotion isn't allowed        

BEST "NON COMMERCIAL" CD
Jeff Hankin

HORIZONTAL AWARD (Best drinker)
Crispin Bartlett

BEST FOLK CLUB
Llantrisant (biased again)

BEST PUB SESSION (Regular)
Y Mochyn Ddu, Cardiff

BEST PUB SESSION (Festival)
The Endeavour, Whitby

BEST FOLK FESTIVAL
Towersey

BEST FOLK DRAMA (the "We do it in the road award")

BEST REGULAR DANCE EVENT
RUFF ceilidhs, Cardiff

BEST LOCAL FOLK MAGAZINE
Taplas

I'll think of some special awards later.

Splott man


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: SarahNash
Date: 28 Jan 05 - 10:58 AM

I must have been in the wrong session in Whittlesey... missed all of that (except Damien Barber hanging on to the bar for dear life)


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: muppitz
Date: 28 Jan 05 - 11:08 AM

My nominations (I keep adding to these as I think of them!)

PUB/CLUB FOLK SINGER OF THE YEAR - Bob Fox
PUB/CLUB MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
BEST "NON COMMERCIAL" GROUP / DUO - Charlie & Adrian Button (Of Hobgoblin store in Nottingham)
BEST "NON COMMERCIAL" CD
HORIZONTAL AWARD (Best drinker) - Chris Wilson (Of the Wilson Family!)
BEST FOLK CLUB
BEST PUB SESSION (Regular)
BEST PUB SESSION (Festival) - The Tap & Spile Whitby
BEST FOLK FESTIVAL - Saltburn
BEST FOLK DRAMA (the "We do it in the road award") (I wish I knew!)
BEST REGULAR DANCE EVENT
BEST LOCAL FOLK MAGAZINE - Stirrings

I'm sure I'll fill in the blanks soon!
muppitz x


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: Peterr
Date: 28 Jan 05 - 11:59 AM

Playing in F and Bflat shuts up most others - unless you're a brass player


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: IanC
Date: 31 Jan 05 - 05:05 AM

Hi!

I always like to provide some details about the nominees where possible. If anyone has the website or other info to do with any of the nmominations, it would prove very useful.

Cheers!

Ian


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: breezy
Date: 31 Jan 05 - 08:03 AM

best 'twice a week' club award

may I ever so humbly nominate the St Albans 'Windward' and 'Spotlight' clubs they meet on Fridays and Sundays respectively at the Royal British legion with a full guest list


Best resident performers in the 'over 50s but under 55 ' age group

again may I humbly nominate

George Papavgeris and Chris Flegg who appear at the twin clubs in St Albans, at the Royal British Legion on Verulam Road

best new vocal duo award for 2005 in the over 50s age group
'Moses and the Ref'

For 'The club in the Smallest room ' award may I nominate
the 'Windward' and 'Spotlight' clubs, though the Crystal club in Stourbridge comes a close runner up.


For 'giving new talent a gig' award
once again it gives me great pleasure and satisfaction to make this unique award to the 'twin' clubs of St Albans.


Best Folk Club web site fiddler George Papavgeris, bloody clever fellow be he.


www.folk4all.net


btw this week the twin clubs present Julie Ellison Fri 4th Feb and Sun 6th Feb

Get well soon Vin you're booked in May


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: Mary Humphreys
Date: 31 Jan 05 - 02:26 PM

F & Bflat are quite OK for an English ( or Duet) concertina player, but a bit of a pig for an Anglo. Anahata is one of the few people I know who can play in such keys.
The 10-year-old fiddler - I wish we knew his name - said he had learnt the tunes from recordings. If he's at Whitby again this year,he'll probably be running a workshop.....


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: GUEST,IanC
Date: 02 Feb 05 - 12:38 PM

ore niminations, please ............


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: treewind
Date: 02 Feb 05 - 02:34 PM

Can we have one for the most contrived club self-promotions....?

Anahata


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 02 Feb 05 - 02:49 PM

No competition there, Anahata; it would be unfair


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: Fidjit
Date: 02 Feb 05 - 02:57 PM

10 year old fiddler has a Dad that plays melodeon. Anyone know his name?


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: breezy
Date: 02 Feb 05 - 03:54 PM

Villan wins that by a mile treewind.

Pete Coe slipped in for a quick one in St Albans this week and treated us to a couple of class songs.

See you soon

Julie Ellison this friday

If she's that good she could be in for votes, she already has Ralph Mctell's


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: Hawker
Date: 02 Feb 05 - 08:31 PM

Could I nominate 'Unsung Heroes - The Lost Gardeners Of Heligan' by The Cornwall Songwriters for Best Folk Drama - If you havent seen it, go and see it and you see why I nominated it.
Cheers Lucy


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: GUEST,Limehouse Lizzy
Date: 02 Feb 05 - 09:54 PM

How about nominations for:

BEST HORIZONTAL AWARD ARRANGER - Theakstons
BEST EX-FESTIVAL - Sidmouth
THE 'WISH YOU WERE HERE' - PLEASE RETURN SAFELY & QUICKLY AWARD - Joint winners Cyril Tawney & Vin Garbutt


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: Hawker
Date: 03 Feb 05 - 07:56 AM

Best Folk Festival - Miskin at Easter


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: treewind
Date: 03 Feb 05 - 08:18 AM

THE 'WISH YOU WERE HERE' - PLEASE RETURN SAFELY & QUICKLY AWARD - Joint winners Cyril Tawney & Vin Garbutt

Don't forget Dave Swarbrick !

Anahata


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: IanC
Date: 08 Feb 05 - 11:32 AM

Any more nominations ... come on Hilary, or you'll get the Horizontal Award 3 years running and win the cup outright!

;-)


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: vectis
Date: 08 Feb 05 - 03:47 PM

PUB/CLUB FOLK SINGER OF THE YEAR
PUB/CLUB MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
BEST "NON COMMERCIAL" GROUP / DUO
BEST "NON COMMERCIAL" CD
HORIZONTAL AWARD (Best drinker)
BEST FOLK CLUB
BEST PUB SESSION (Regular)
BEST PUB SESSION (Festival)
BEST FOLK FESTIVAL
BEST FOLK DRAMA (the "We do it in the road award")
BEST REGULAR DANCE EVENT
BEST LOCAL FOLK MAGAZINE


A number of SPECIAL AWARDS are also traditionally included in the ceremony (see below for examples). Your suggestions and nominations for any special categories will be considered by the committee.

The "Two In A Bar Award" for the best nonexistent Session/Singaround
The Larry Otway "Flat Earth" Award for Special International Effort
The Lifetime Achievement Award for whatever


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: vectis
Date: 08 Feb 05 - 03:56 PM

Whoops sorry about that 'finger trouble'

PUB/CLUB FOLK SINGER OF THE YEAR Ken Stevens
PUB/CLUB MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR   Geoff Higginbottom, always good value
BEST "NON COMMERCIAL" GROUP / DUO Still 'Pig's Ear'
BEST "NON COMMERCIAL" CD Too Far From The Shore by The Boarding Party
HORIZONTAL AWARD (Best drinker) Snuffy
BEST FOLK CLUB   Seaford Folk Club, but I admit bias
BEST PUB SESSION (Regular) Ram Inn at Firle in Sussex (monthly)
BEST PUB SESSION (Festival) George Garside's slow English at Whitby
BEST FOLK FESTIVAL   Whitby
BEST FOLK DRAMA (the "We do it in the road award") It has to be The Tonbridge Mummers performing in monsoon conditions at last year's Broadstairs
BEST LOCAL FOLK MAGAZINE The Folk Diary


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: Cats
Date: 08 Feb 05 - 06:06 PM

I have to agree with Hawker! Unsung Heroes has to be right up there for Best Folk Drama. If you haven't seen it, and loads of folkies travelled all the way down to Cornwall to see it actually performed in the Lost Gradens of Heligan, then it's a must.

Festivals.. Miskin and Bridgenorth


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: Snuffy
Date: 08 Feb 05 - 07:05 PM

Perhaps Hilary (MGAS) and Crispin and myself should play an eliminator for the horizontal award at the best festival - Miskin at Easter


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: Moses
Date: 09 Feb 05 - 03:49 AM

Avril Betts has offered to be nominated for the "horizontal" award. Just form a queue there fellas!


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: My guru always said
Date: 09 Feb 05 - 05:06 PM

Excellent idea Snuffy, I'm in - was wondering how to settle this *grin*


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: My guru always said
Date: 09 Feb 05 - 05:19 PM

PUB/CLUB FOLK SINGER OF THE YEAR: El Greko (George Papavgeris)
PUB/CLUB MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR: Breezy
BEST "NON COMMERCIAL" GROUP / DUO: Mary Humphreys & Anahata (Treewind)
BEST "NON COMMERCIAL" CD: Guide Cats for the Blind
HORIZONTAL AWARD (Best drinker): Cllr - join the eliminator at Miskin!
BEST FOLK CLUB: Wandering Windward, St Albans (Breezy)
BEST PUB SESSION (Regular): The Bull at Barton-le-Clay (Ross)
BEST PUB SESSION (Festival): The Bar Room, Miskin (Miskin Man)
BEST FOLK FESTIVAL: Banbury (Merek'n'Dary)
BEST FOLK DRAMA: Definitely Unsung Heroes, the Lost Gardens of Heligan (Cats, Hawker & other associated Cornish Songwriters)
BEST REGULAR DANCE EVENT: Straw Bear
BEST LOCAL FOLK MAGAZINE: Unicorn


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: Splott Man
Date: 10 Feb 05 - 04:09 AM

Looks like Miskin is gonna be boozy. Can I play?


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: My guru always said
Date: 10 Feb 05 - 09:03 AM

Fabulous!! I hereby also nominate Splott Man for the Horizontal Award & invite him to the finals at Miskin (someone ought to warn Andy methinks)

Do you think Chris Wilson will come along for the elimination? Or Damien Barber?


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: GUEST,Sooty,Sweep & Sue
Date: 10 Feb 05 - 01:47 PM

What about a speshull award for our Mummers Play at Tap and Spile at Whitby


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: IanC
Date: 11 Feb 05 - 04:07 AM

Well, what about 2 dategories of folk drama? One for Mummers Plays?

:-)


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: IanC
Date: 14 Feb 05 - 04:57 AM

More nominations?

:-)


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: GUEST,Rob Wright
Date: 14 Feb 05 - 07:27 AM

Strongest Roadie.... Me. Scottish Champ, British Record Holder in the M3 75kg Raw category.

Rob Wright

Roadie for Taggart and Wright.


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Feb 05 - 07:41 AM

How about a "Who's shagging who" award for getting yourself on the Mike Harding programme more often than anyone else.

Winner this year and every year, Kate Rusby.


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: BB
Date: 14 Feb 05 - 05:23 PM

Whatever we may think of either Mike Harding's programme or Kate Rusby's performance, I find the last comment entirely unnecessary and distasteful. Get back into the dung-heap where you belong!

Barbara


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: breezy
Date: 14 Feb 05 - 05:55 PM

jealousy wont help.


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: BB
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 12:25 PM

Of what? I'm hoping there was a hidden :) in your statement, Breezy!


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: My guru always said
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 01:36 PM

You never can tell with Breezy, but he usually means well - heart of Gold & all that!

Anyway, Hear, Hear BB!!!


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 03:20 PM

Glad to know that I am not the only facetious "foot in mouth" catter.
GUEST's statement is downright libellous and its publication in Mudcat can render this forum liable. I'll ask Joe Offer to delete the post - if that's OK with Shambles, that is.


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: breezy
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 05:21 PM

Well is there fire?

It would help explain a certain bias.


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: Folkiedave
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 05:45 PM

Absolutely no truth in such a scurrilous rumour - she has much better taste than that.

And I have slept with her so I should know. And with Katherine Roberts. And at the same time.

Dave


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: GUEST,(same one as before)
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 08:32 AM

OK, OK, I take it back quite readily.
But it DOES make you wonder, I mean, hardly a week goes by ...


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 11:07 AM

Can't believe MC Fat has not yet been nominated for the Horizontal award...!


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: My guru always said
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 02:07 PM

Oops, butterfingers! I hereby nominate MC Fat for the Horizontal Award & invite him to Miskin at Easter for the grand elimination!!!


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: Cats
Date: 18 Feb 05 - 04:57 PM

For Life Time Achievement Awards I cannot split the nomination so I'll nominate two of the most dedicated folkies I know and both for the same reason. They have both given their lives to helping others find and enjoy folk music. Andy Jackson, who runs Miskin Festival and Alan White who runs Wareham Wail (and Sidmouth campsite). If anyone has ever been to either of these events you'll understand why and if you haven't... well isn't it about time you did? It's people like this who keep the tradition alive and well and make sure it is passed on to the next generation. Andy and Alan...


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: GUEST,MC Fat
Date: 19 Feb 05 - 08:20 AM

Would come to the eliminator at Miskin but i'll be practising being horizontal in Barnsley that weekend but I've got to say that I'm chuffed to be mentioned gosh even choked ( I think I'll have a Gweneth Paltrow moment at t'wards ceremony)


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: GUEST,banzai
Date: 25 Feb 05 - 07:57 PM

From: eric the red
Date: 28 Jan 05 - 12:23 AM
You forgot a nomination for the worst presenter of folk music on the radio EVER. Obviously only one nomination, Mike Hardly, oops Harding.

dear eric - i cant support these remarks about mike - in fact i think you are must be having a fool's interlude to say that. Dont you think Mike knows the ropes and the score. He knows and loves what happens at grass roots level. He mans the widest media opportunity to entice people into the genre with laudible discernment given commercial criteria that allow it to be there at all. People move from his programme to exploring folk clubs and their own desire to hear and contribute to live self-entertainment. Get real dude!


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Feb 05 - 01:32 PM

My nomination would have to be Archie Fisher, as I can't make out a word he says.

It drives me daft,when I'm trying to get a CD title or information on a performer.

Maybe somebody could send him a new set of false teeth...Ake


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: Hawker
Date: 26 Feb 05 - 04:47 PM

I'll second Cats on Alan White and Andy Jackson. Both tireless in their efforts and worthy of the accolade!
Cheers, Lucy


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: IanC
Date: 01 Mar 05 - 11:52 AM

NOMINATIONS CLOSED

Nominations have now closed and THE COMMITTEE is now scanning them.

Voting will commence when the committee has done drinking.

:-)


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: My guru always said
Date: 01 Mar 05 - 04:04 PM

IanC: Dont forget, we haven't had the Grand Elimination for the Horizontal Position yet...............

teehee - think the plan has worked, it can't possibly be 3 years running now


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: Mary Humphreys
Date: 01 Mar 05 - 05:29 PM

Guru - we will be testing your reputation as La Grande Horizontale out this weekend.
All will be reported back to this forum......
Mary


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: Cllr
Date: 02 Mar 05 - 12:02 PM

thank you for the nomination (i think)Id rank a litre of Port and brandy at miskin so i suggest we start off with that before we get down to the serious drinking. Mines a barrel of bombader nbomaner bonameer err Charlie wells Cllr


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: IanC
Date: 03 Mar 05 - 04:16 AM

Mudcat 2005 Alternative British Folk Awards - Nominations Accepted!

THE COMMITTEE has met and the following nominations have been accepted (please PM me if there are any omissions which you feel need to go in at this stage and THE COMMITTEE will consider them).


1. PUB/CLUB FOLK SINGER OF THE YEAR
(A) Bob Fox
(B) Christine Connolley ("Moses")
(C) Jeff Hankin
(D) George Papavgeris
(E) Ken Stevens

2. PUB/CLUB MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
(A) John Breeze
(B) Pete Coe
(C) Geoff Higginbottom
(D) John Kirkpatrick
(E) Pat Smith
(F) Miranda Sykes

3. BEST "NON COMMERCIAL" GROUP / DUO
(A) Blake's 3
(B) Charlie & Adrian Button (Of Hobgoblin store in Nottingham)
(C) Mary Humphries & Anahata
(D) 'Moses and the Ref'
(E) 'Pig's Ear'
(F) Pat Smith & Ned Clamp

4. BEST "NON COMMERCIAL" CD
(A) "Donovan Songs" -Pete Rimmer
(B) "Echoes of Mingulay" - Les Sullivan
(C) "Guide Cats for the Blind"
(D) "Too Far From The Shore" - The Boarding Party
(E) Jeff Hankin's CD (anybody tell me what it's called?)

5. HORIZONTAL AWARD (Best drinker)
(A) Damian Barber
(B) Cllr (preferring otherwise to remain anonymous)
(C) Crispin Bartlett
(D) Avril Betts
(E) MC Fat
(F) Vaughan Hully ("Snuffy")
(G) Splott Man
(H) Hilary Ward ("MGAS")
(I) hris Wilson (Of the Wilson Family)

NOTE ... voting for the Horizontal Award this year is complicated by the fact that a number of the participants appear to have agreed to take part in an "eliminator" at Miskin on the weekend of the 4th - 6th March 2005. Your vote may be wasted if you vote for a nominee before the eliminators have been undertaken (!)


6. BEST FOLK CLUB
(A) Bothy Folk Club Southport
(B) The Carrington fc, Nottingham
(C) Llantrisant
(D) Seaford Folk Club
(E) Spotlight club, St Albans
(F) Windward, St Albans

7. BEST PUB SESSION (Regular)
(A) The Bull at Barton-le-Clay
(B) Crown & Treaty, Uxbridge
(C) The Guest House Southport
(D) Ram Inn, Firle, Sussex
(E) Y Mochyn Ddu, Cardiff

8. BEST PUB SESSION (Festival)
(A) The Bar Room, Miskin
(B) Bricklayers Arms (Whittlesea Straw Bear}
(C) The Endeavour, Whitby
(D) George Garside's slow English session at Whitby
(E) The Tap & Spile Whitby

9. BEST FOLK FESTIVAL
(A) Banbury
(B) Bridgenorth
(C) Miskin
(D) Saltburn
(E) Towersey
(F) Whitby
(G) Whittlesea Straw Bear

10. BEST FOLK DRAMA (non Mummers)
(A) 'Unsung Heroes - The Lost Gardeners Of Heligan' by The Cornwall Songwriters

11. BEST FOLK DRAMA (the "We do it in the road award" ... originally intended for Mummers Plays)
(A) The Mummers Play at The Tap and Spile, Whitby
(B) The Tonbridge Mummers (performing in monsoon conditions at last year's Broadstairs)

12. BEST REGULAR DANCE EVENT
(A) Haddenham Ceilidhs
(B) Phoenix Ceilidhs
(C) RUFF ceilidhs, Cardiff

13. BEST LOCAL FOLK MAGAZINE
(A) The Folk Diary
(B) Folk North West
(C) Stirrings
(D) Taplas
(E) Unicorn

SPECIAL AWARDS

14. LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
(A) Vin Garbutt
(B) Andy Jackson (Miskin Festival)
(C) Chris Pitt, for misdemeanours in song (including the for Boars Head Parody)
(D) Dave Swarbrick
(E) Cyril Tawney
(F) Alan White (Wareham Wail and Sidmouth campsite)

15. WORST PRESENTER OF FOLK MUSIC
(A) Archie Fisher
(B) Mike Harding
(C) Splott Man

Votes should be PM'd to me as a single line of text (I don't much care what else you include, but it won't count) in the form 1A2B3C... etc. It's also easier if you include all numbers and simply put a" -" for categories you don't wish to vote for. Notes, comments, blatant self-promotions etc. here please, so everybody can see them and join in. You may vote for items which you have previously missed out at a later date.

GET VOTING!!!

:-)
Ian


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: IanC
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 04:30 AM

Sorry, I've been down with the office flu all week so haven't been around.

Does anyone have any comments on, or information about any of the nominees?

Also, do we have the results of the Miskin eliminator for the HORIZONTAL AWARD?

:-)
Ian


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: GUEST,Mike Harding
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 07:04 AM

Bugger off you lot!


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: GUEST,MC Fat
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 07:06 AM

Can I be considered by proxy as I couldn't attend plus is the mummers play at Tap the Sooty and Sweep one ?


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: IanC
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 10:27 AM

MCFat

Yes and Yes, I think.

Sooty, Sweep & Sue nominated themselves for the Mummers Play.

Also, unless we hear that anyone has been eliminated, all the nominees above are regarde as suitabl for voting for in the HORIZONTAL AWARD. I note that your name does appear in the above list.

GET VOTING FOLKS!


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: GUEST,Kate Rusby
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 10:34 AM

Bugger off you lot!


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 11:52 AM

I've slept with Mike, and he STILL didn't play my CD!


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: Oaklet
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 12:11 PM

Riven York stone flags - the true path.


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: My guru always said
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 05:27 PM

Ian Dear, Miskin doesn't happen till Easter, so no-one's been eliminated yet *smile*


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: IanC
Date: 14 Mar 05 - 03:37 AM

True enough ... better keep voting then!

:-)


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: IanC
Date: 15 Mar 05 - 03:41 AM

VOTING ...

Votes for the awards are coming along nicely. Voting will close on Monday 28th March so that the awards ceremony can be held on its traditional date if 1st April.

KEEP THEM COMING IN, FOLKS.

Also, any comments or information about any of the niminations would be MOST USEFUL.

:-)
Ian


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: Splott Man
Date: 15 Mar 05 - 07:49 AM

Some details on my nominees:-

Jeff Hankin - Art Teacher and talented songwriter from Cwmbran. Will be at Miskin and Upton festivals. His CD/tape ws recorded at Llantrisant Folk Club and is avai.able from him (sorry no contact details) or possibly from Miskin Man/Andy Jackson.

Pat Smith - or Pat Spoons to you. For 25 years half of Calennig. Excellent concertina and spoons player. Not bad on the fiddle either, but she's a bit shy about that. Runs (with help) Llantrisant Club. Does concerts and clubs with Ned Clamp who I've known all his/my life so I'm not at liberty to expound on his many talents (when they're visible - or is that risible?). If anyone heard the radio programme - A Poke In the Ear - on CBC in the late 70's, I'd like to hear from you. Surveys showed I had 2000 listeners a week in the Cardiff area, with a margin of error of 4000!

Blake's 3 - an occasional trio of 25 years standing, led by Martin Blake from Hereford, playing an incredibly varied repertoire of folk, blues, jazz, swing, klezmer etc. Tight as a ***'s **** on guitar, fiddle and sax/clarinet.

Splott Man


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: GUEST,Frenchie
Date: 16 Mar 05 - 03:04 AM

Best folk singer/entertainer TERRY FREE
Best folk club   THE BUNKER DEVONPORT.....non like it anywhere!!
Best pub/session THE DOGS BOLLIX, NEWTON


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: IanC
Date: 17 Mar 05 - 09:35 AM

VOTING ...

Votes for the awards are still coming in, but don't miss your chance.

PM me with your votes please.

Voting will close on Monday 28th March so that the awards ceremony can be held on its traditional date if 1st April.

KEEP THEM COMING IN, FOLKS.........................

Also, any comments or information about any of the niminations would still be MOST WELCOME.

:-)
Ian


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 17 Mar 05 - 09:48 AM

I can't see a category for Worst Performance on a Washboard so I won't attend the award ceremony!

RtS
('Tis a joy to be Thimble)


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: IanC
Date: 17 Mar 05 - 09:54 AM

Roger

Easily amended, were you wanting to come ...

;-)


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: GUEST,Mini Miskin Man (Toby Jackson)
Date: 17 Mar 05 - 01:19 PM

In regards to Splott mans comments and a previous question about the album name, firsly the last i heard Jeff was an English Teacher and not an art teacher, which explains why his songs are quite as cleverly written as they are. Also it explains the name of the album
So Many Words, being an english teacher imagine all the essays to mark... urgh
Anyway, thats my two pence
and also:
Vote Miskin at Easter and for my dad - Andy Jackson
Oooh, can we add another category this/next year, in the world of high-techery could there be nominations for best folk website?

i nominate miskinfolk.co.uk obviously

Toby


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: Splott Man
Date: 18 Mar 05 - 03:47 AM

Thanks Toby.

I sit corrected.

And for best song I nominate his Queen of Autumn.

Splott Man


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: IanC
Date: 18 Mar 05 - 09:07 AM

Also ...

KEEP VOTING VOTING VOTING VOTING VOTING VOTING VOTING ...
Don't miss your chance.

PM me with your votes please.

Voting closes on Monday 28th MarchKEEP THEM COMING IN, FOLKS.........................

(any comments or information about any of the niminations remain MOST WELCOME)

;-)
Ian


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Mar 05 - 10:37 AM

A plea!

Could you extend the voting period by a day to allow those at Miskin time to get back to their puters?
This may affect the Horizontal Award.

PLeeeease.

Splott Man.


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Mar 05 - 11:49 AM

Oh, OK then.

:-)
Ian


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: GUEST,Scooby Doo
Date: 18 Mar 05 - 01:08 PM


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Mar 05 - 01:10 PM

The above is me.
Thanks Ian for giving us an extra day to get home for the horizontal award.


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: IanC
Date: 22 Mar 05 - 06:42 AM

Well,

no comments for a couple of days ... and no votes either.

So ...

KEEP VOTING VOTING VOTING VOTING VOTING VOTING VOTING ...
Don't miss your chance.

PM me with your votes please.

Voting closes on Tuesday 29th March!

:-)


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: GUEST,Matthew Corbett
Date: 22 Mar 05 - 06:59 AM

What's that, Sooty? Oh, Sooty says: "Bugger off, you lot."


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: Eye Lander
Date: 23 Mar 05 - 08:27 AM

Well said Barbara. Note there was no name to the guest


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: GUEST,Sweep
Date: 24 Mar 05 - 07:09 AM

I'll get you with my water pistol Mr Corbett. In fact I'll soak you you pervert


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: The Unicorn Man
Date: 24 Mar 05 - 03:14 PM

My vote for Best Folk Drama is at The Bull in Barton's 12 hour special, when they forgot to pay their electric bill and all the power went off across all of Barton for many hours. It was good timeing because there was a choir singing at the time and they were reading their words. Well done Ross Srivener, a history making night. My best sessions are many, ie Fox at Pirton run by Julie Dawson and the Sutton one, at John O' Gaunt run by Phil Lane. My over all winner really is The Blue Anchor in St Albans, Fishpool St. Run by "Run of the Mill's" Alan Halse.


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: GUEST,MC Fat
Date: 24 Mar 05 - 08:10 PM

Can I have a stand in at Miskin as I will be at Barnsley


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: The Unicorn Man
Date: 25 Mar 05 - 05:53 AM

Best Festival "Towersey" by a mile. It's big, but compact, and has everything for everyone, just great.


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Mar 05 - 11:14 AM

Well ... what're you waiting for?

VOTE THEN!

Last chance, last day, vote now, PM me.

:-)


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Mar 05 - 11:14 AM

No, you can't have 100!

;-)


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: GUEST,IanC - cookieless!
Date: 29 Mar 05 - 11:15 AM

PM IanC


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: IanC
Date: 01 Apr 05 - 04:30 AM

The votes have been counted and th judges are now conferring.

Be patient ... The results will be announced imminently.

:-)


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: IanC
Date: 01 Apr 05 - 08:11 AM

Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards - Results!


April 2005 sees another year of the Mudcat Alternative British Folk Awards. Not a prestigious event, but one which celebrates the past year in the world of cyber-assisted folk music. A completely undemocratic and non-representational group of Mudcat members voted to pick a winner in each of the categories below.

Votes have been pouring in from Mudcatters far and wide, under each of the following Main Award categories and here are the final results of your voting.


PUB / CLUB FOLK SINGER OF THE YEAR
George Papavgeris is back on top this year, a runaway winner, knocking Mary Humphries off last year's No 1 spot.

PUB / CLUB MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
John Breeze knocks John Kirkpatrick off the No. 1 spot. Special mention to runner up Pat Smith.

BEST "NON COMMERCIAL" GROUP / DUO
Mary Humphries and Anahata were runaway winners this year.

BEST "NON COMMERCIAL" CD
This year, Les Sullivan's "Echoes of Mingulay" takes the prize by a mile, knocking last year's winner "Guide Cats for The Blind" into 2nd place.

HORIZONTAL AWARD (Best drinker)
This year's more rigorous selection procedure sees Crispin Bartlett knock Hilary Ward from her accustomed position and take the cup. Joint 2nd for Cllr and Snuffy.

BEST FOLK CLUB
This year goes to Windward, St Albans with special mentions to Llantrisant, Seaford and The Carrington, Nottingham.

BEST PUB SESSION (Regular)
Once again to The Bull, Barton le Clay - special mention (runners up) The Crown & Treaty, Uxbridge and The Guest House, Southport.

BEST PUB SESSION (Festival)
This year to The Bar Room, Miskin - special mention (runner up) The Endeavour, Whitby.

BEST FOLK FESTIVAL
Miskin is getting all the plaudits this year, special mentions to Bridgenorth and Whitby.

BEST FOLK DRAMA (non Mummers)
"Unsung Heroes" ... The Cornwall Songwriters get it for the 2nd year, this year uncontested (but heavily supported).

BEST FOLK DRAMA (Mummers)
Goes to The Mummers Play at The Tap & Spile, Whitby.

BEST REGULAR DANCE EVENT
Haddenham Ceilidhs wins the prestigious award this year.

BEST LOCAL FOLK MAGAZINE
goes to Unicorn again, despite increased competition, particularly from Taplas and Folk North West.


LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS


This year, we particularly recognised the contributions ofAndy Jackson for his work on Miskin Festival.Alan White (Wareham Wail and Sidmouth Campsite).Vin Garbutt long time singer/songwriter and overall entertainer.

SPECIAL CATEGORY AWARDS


Only one special award this year - the Invisible Man award for THE WORST PRESENTER OF FOLK MUSIC
This highly prestigious award goes jointly to Mike Harding and Splott Man (with Archie Fisher a close 3rd).

PRESS RELEASE TO FOLLOW ... COULD I HAVE DETAILS ABOUT THE WINNERS FOR THIS!


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: IanC
Date: 01 Apr 05 - 08:17 AM

BTW

Though we haven't got Ant & Dec to present the awards this year, we have the next best thing ... a commercial break.

Here it is.

Ashwell Mummers will be performing their (now) traditional Pasche Egging Play tonight (Friday 1st April) in all the Ashwell pubs.

Bushel & Strke, Mill Street 7:30 pm
Three Tuns, High Street 9:30 pm
Rose & Crown, High Street 10:00 pm

You may wonder where we'll be between the 7:30 and 9:30 performances ... well, that's for us to know and you to wonder about.

;-)
Ian


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: Moses
Date: 01 Apr 05 - 08:20 AM

Breezy sends his warmest thanks to his many fans for their votes and wishes them to know that the drinks are on him whenever they pop in to his clubs.


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: George Papavergis
Date: 01 Apr 05 - 08:48 AM


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: breezy
Date: 01 Apr 05 - 11:38 AM

Well thats my foking singing career down the pan


again


Congrats to Les Sullivan who last night won the highly prestigious Maidenhead Folk Clubs bi ennial songwrithing contest.
His song was The Ringmasters Hat.

Well worth nicking

Chris Flegg, of the Windward club was runner-up with his song 'The Man'


My vote for best folk club for next time goes to Maidenhead unless the get it in the real world of course


Tonight at the Windward in St Albans, Stanley Accrington.

We are the champions, Wales of course.

p.s. who is John Kikzpatrick?


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: GUEST,Les Sullivan
Date: 01 Apr 05 - 01:57 PM

What a fabulous week it has been. Many, many thanks to everyone who voted. If any details are required for the "press release" please email to Les@howlingtoad.wanadoo.co.uk. or if you want to check out the CD the words are on my website howlingtoad.mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk (can be found on Google too).
Of course the CD would not sound as it does without Kitty, Johnny and George, I am inordinately proud to have worked with all of them.
Look forward to meeting mudcatters at festivals this summer.


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 01 Apr 05 - 02:57 PM

How nice to see that so many of my friends have won awards!

Kitty

PS I love the Tap & Spile mummers' play!


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: My guru always said
Date: 01 Apr 05 - 04:40 PM

Am so glad to have been knocked off my perch by Crispin, a worthy winner this year!!!


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: breezy
Date: 01 Apr 05 - 07:32 PM

At Windward tonight El Greko says he is making a full recovery from Maidenhead, Chris Flegg gave us an encore and Stanley Accrington blew us away on Chattanooga Choo Choo.


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 02 Apr 05 - 04:59 AM

*ahem* Unaccustomed as I am...
Thanks folks.

Ian, just as a matter of interest, how many people voted in total? Are we talking 5-6, 10-20, or the full membership of Mudcat and their families?


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: GUEST,Guest - The Man with the hand up Sooty's bum
Date: 02 Apr 05 - 05:59 AM

Can I just sy that Sooty is made up with the Mummers Play winning in fact he's speechless !! However that little twonk Sweep is just about to soak him with his water pistol


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: Mary Humphreys
Date: 02 Apr 05 - 09:06 AM

Congrats to El Greko - the award couldn't have gone to a nicer man!
Anahata and I are delighted to be regarded as the best 'Non-commercial Duo' in spite of Mike Harding's decision to play a track from our new CD on Radio 2. We are sticking with the day-jobs!
How about for next year, an award to 'Great Snorer of All-Time'. Judging from comments at Miskin there is a huge competition to be had there....
Guru - glad to see that your fame has diminished somewhat, in the nicest possible way. Perhaps Best Raffle-ticket Seller might be one to go for next year.
Mary


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: Scooby Doo
Date: 02 Apr 05 - 10:41 AM

Mary,
Are you saying i snored at Miskin?????.
Scooby


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: Cats
Date: 03 Apr 05 - 01:32 PM

I've just got back from Conference and seen the results. Thanks to everyone who voted for Unsung Heroes from all of Cornwall Songwriters - that's Jon Heslop, Mike O'Connor, Tony Truscott, Lucy Burrow (Hawker), Kathy Wallis (Cats), Roger Bryant and Ron Openshaw. We are perfoming it all over the place in the coming months so make sure you get along to see it. It you haven't booked it for your festival yet, contact us soon as we are not doing it after next summer, 2006.
Also brilliant news about Miskin and the Lifetime Achievement Awards for Andy and Alan.
Congrats to all the other winners too.


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: Scooby Doo
Date: 04 Apr 05 - 01:18 PM

Miskin Man is at present away on holiday he does know about the awards as i contacted him and Eye Lander last week to let them know.
I am sure they will thank you all when they return for the nominations and the awards.
Yas


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: breezy
Date: 04 Apr 05 - 05:38 PM

John Breeze

Musician?

He Dont do pubs.


George Papavgeris is at the topic on thursday.

Windward reopens on Fri 15th April at the Duke Of Marlborough,
St Albans with
Dan McKinnon

www.danmckinnon.ca/


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: Andy Jackson
Date: 10 Apr 05 - 04:40 AM

You cannot imagine how proud I was to see the kind references to Miskin and indeed myself, throughout the nomination process. All a bit of fun I thought...then I pondered, hang on these are the very life blood of our festival scene here, and they seem to like Miskin - Warm Glow, Miskin Tingle Moment time. And then to hear such an amazing verdict. I am very proud and happy to have found a formula that works.
When the results were announced I was away in Suffolk with Jillie researching and meeting surviving family members. My cousin Geoff Ling was well pleased that I was so involved in our traditions and was still flying/singing the family flag. You helped make an old gentleman of our traditions very happy.

Andy


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: Cats
Date: 10 Apr 05 - 07:53 AM

I get a 'tingle moment' everytime we have a hug, Andy... you deserve it. See you soon for more hugs?


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: breezy
Date: 11 Apr 05 - 07:45 AM

going


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Subject: RE: Alternative British Folk Awards 2005
From: breezy
Date: 20 Mar 09 - 01:00 PM

The Pumphouse watford Fri 27th March 2009

Next week


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