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Holmfirth Festival

GUEST,nikki 19 Feb 05 - 04:52 AM
Zany Mouse 19 Feb 05 - 05:22 AM
GUEST,nikki 19 Feb 05 - 08:54 AM
JohnB 19 Feb 05 - 04:17 PM
GUEST,nikki 24 Feb 05 - 07:48 PM
el_punkoid_nouveau 25 Feb 05 - 02:41 AM
GUEST,nikki 25 Feb 05 - 02:56 AM
Malcolm Douglas 25 Feb 05 - 02:56 AM
Malcolm Douglas 25 Feb 05 - 02:57 AM
GUEST,padgett (at home) 25 Feb 05 - 08:10 AM
GUEST,Pete 25 Feb 05 - 03:12 PM
Les from Hull 25 Feb 05 - 07:20 PM
GUEST,padgett (at home) 26 Feb 05 - 06:55 PM
Mary Humphreys 26 Feb 05 - 07:11 PM
GUEST,padgett (at home) 27 Feb 05 - 02:43 AM
GUEST,nikki 28 Feb 05 - 10:15 AM
GUEST,Raggytash 28 Feb 05 - 11:03 AM
GUEST,Raggytash 28 Feb 05 - 11:04 AM
muppitz 28 Feb 05 - 02:02 PM
GUEST,Nikki 23 Mar 05 - 02:31 PM
Alio 23 Mar 05 - 03:59 PM
GUEST,padgett (at home) 23 Mar 05 - 04:03 PM
Sooz 24 Mar 05 - 02:49 AM
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Subject: Holmfirth Festival
From: GUEST,nikki
Date: 19 Feb 05 - 04:52 AM

There has been a lot of talk of festivals lately but no mention of Holmfirth.
Website update is in hand but here is a taster of the acts you can expect.

SHOOGLENIFTY. BOB FOX. WHAPWEASEL.
CHRIS WHILE & JULIE MATTHEWS.
THE DEMON BARBER MEGA SESSION.
THE ANGEL BROTHERS. ROY BAILEY.
JOHN JONES, BENJI KIRKPATRICK & SETH LAKEMAN.
DAVE BURLAND. BLYTH POWER. PEGLEG FERRET.
CRUCIBLE. THE DURBERVILLES. MISE.
EMILY DRUCE & STEVE JONES. SONGWAINERS. BRYONY.
MAS Y MAS. FAMILY MAHONE. CROSSCURRENT. JABADAW.
STANLEY ACCRINGTON. BILL WHALEY & DAVE FLETCHER.
JANET RUSSELL. BREEZE & WILSON. BARRY LISTER.
MARTYN HARVEY. PETE WHITE. HARRIET BARTLETT.   
RACHEL UNTHANK & THE WINTERSET. WILL NOBLE.
GRAHAM O'CALLAGHAN. ROBIN GARSIDE. PETE MORTON.
MARY HUMPHREYS & ANAHATA. NICK & MARY BARBER.
LAURA HOCKENHULL. FRANCES KEMPSTER.
COLONEL CUSTARD.
BRITANNIA COCONUT DANCERS. WHITE ROSE. HAMMERSMITH MORRIS. SNARK
RIVINGTON MORRIS. RIPON CITY. BETTY LUPTON'S LADLE LAIKERS. BLACK ADDER. SULLIVANS SWORD. PERSEPHONE. INSTEP RESEARCH TEAM.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival
From: Zany Mouse
Date: 19 Feb 05 - 05:22 AM

Dates?


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival
From: GUEST,nikki
Date: 19 Feb 05 - 08:54 AM

Starts on Thursday May 5th with an extra event
'Local Heroes' concert at the Picturedrome
featuring
Blyth Power
The Durbervilles
Emily Druce and Steve Jones

The main festival is Friday6th-Sunday8th May
Tickets on line from wegottickets.com

Nikki


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival
From: JohnB
Date: 19 Feb 05 - 04:17 PM

Sorry, Orange Peel Morris from Ontario Canada will not be able to afford a return trip THIS year, had a great time last year though.
Say hi to our friends CRUCIBLE, who we do get to see this year as they are doing their second Canadian tour.
Good Luck and Best Wishes for Sunny Days, JohnB.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival
From: GUEST,nikki
Date: 24 Feb 05 - 07:48 PM

More details available now
Website updated


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival
From: el_punkoid_nouveau
Date: 25 Feb 05 - 02:41 AM

What's the URL?


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival
From: GUEST,nikki
Date: 25 Feb 05 - 02:56 AM

www.holmfirthfestival.com


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 25 Feb 05 - 02:56 AM

http://www.holmfirthfestival.com/ , oddly enough.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 25 Feb 05 - 02:57 AM

snap.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival
From: GUEST,padgett (at home)
Date: 25 Feb 05 - 08:10 AM

I have had a phone call from Joe Nicholson re festival fringe and have been trying to contact Ken Johnson

As you may be aware Ken, Joe and Mo and Ray (me)and John Booker have been involved in festival singarounds for centuries and Joe has been in contact with Elaine from the festival committee

Holmfirth has always attracted excellent singaround singers and Joe wants to firm up on singaround Mcs I (& John) have been allocated Friday pm in the Stamps (now available again and carpeted!)

Just need to contact our Kenneth, Email dunt work Ken!

Can sumdy give him a push to get in touch thanks!!
Ray Padgett


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival
From: GUEST,Pete
Date: 25 Feb 05 - 03:12 PM

Glad to see Blyth Power are still going strong and it's good to see a folk festival have the guts to put them on.

Joseph Porter must be one of the best songwriters around.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival
From: Les from Hull
Date: 25 Feb 05 - 07:20 PM

I'm sorry to hear about a carpet in Stamps, Ray. Can't they keep these singaround rooms properly unfurnished, so there's nowt soaking up us voices 'cept peoples' ears?

To others Holmfirth is dead good. If you're in range you should go there.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival
From: GUEST,padgett (at home)
Date: 26 Feb 05 - 06:55 PM

Need to keep this thread alive I dont know if you are aware that this festival has been one of my favourites for many years

Many people go for the fringe events and when the weather is good it can be great. However no one can gaurantee the weather!
Nothing stays the same, even the Nook is different but very popular.
We lost the Elephant, but regained the Stamps ~ new management ironing out camping much better last year, but it really rained stair rods last year (take yr wellies)The White Hart should be used more assuming we've still got!
Lovely place Holmfirth and geared up for tourism, go see the places you see on TV!!
Traditional singers are made most welcome and I met Roger Hinchliffe last year who is son of Frank Hinchliffe trad singer from Sheffield
Also the last place I saw Sid Long compering [god bless you all]
Ray Padgett


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival
From: Mary Humphreys
Date: 26 Feb 05 - 07:11 PM

Where is the Stamps Ray?
Direct me either from the Nook or the Civic Hall, both landmarks I know. Must turn up for a song or two - schedule permitting.
See you there.
Mary


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival
From: GUEST,padgett (at home)
Date: 27 Feb 05 - 02:43 AM

The pub directly across the road from the Civic is the Stamps, if you go down the street at the side of the pub and come back into the pub via the yard the Stamps is the downstairs room of the Postcard.

It use to be excellent for singing as it had/has a stone floor, unfortunatley this has now been carpeted. My recollection of last year, late on is that it is still very good for singing!!!

Mary I still remember last year in the Old Bridge moved me to tears

You're at Barnsley club shortly aren't you (keep thread going)

Ray Padgett


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival
From: GUEST,nikki
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 10:15 AM

Sorry but for reasons beyond our control the singarounds will not be in Stamps after all. Most of the time they will probably be timetabled for the White Hart (which unlike last year has some real ale on now).


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 11:03 AM

A decent venue as well, last years Saturday was a "good do", as is said


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 11:04 AM

Raymond ....... may we see you at the Rescue Boat do on the 12 March?


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival
From: muppitz
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 02:02 PM

For the first time in about 8 years, I will be at Holmfirth!
And shock, horror, it will only be my second visit there, but I doubt it will be any less eventfull!

Anyone else remember Graeme Knights falling asleep under the pool table (I forget which pub!), after being on an all day drinking session with Vin Rafter (and my Mum shockingly enough!)???

muppitz x


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival
From: GUEST,Nikki
Date: 23 Mar 05 - 02:31 PM

For the singers amongst you there is an extra event -before the festival, a Sacred Harp workshop (also known as shape note singing) at Choppards Mission, off Dunford Road, Holmfirth from 11-4pm on Saturday April 9th. There will also be a short workshop over the festival weekend at the same venue on Saturday May 7th.

Further details.01484 687227


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival
From: Alio
Date: 23 Mar 05 - 03:59 PM

It's always a great weekend - Geoff and I are looking forward to it.

Ali


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival
From: GUEST,padgett (at home)
Date: 23 Mar 05 - 04:03 PM

Raggytash the 'ell the Rescue Boat?

Muppitz, the pub was the Elephant and Castle, the then landlord all 9 st wet through of him Roger, would man handle the pool table into the corner of the room and put a board over it.

Graeme Knights dismantled his wheel chair and put it under the table
Graeme then sung a song and promptly slide under the pool table fast asleep. I as compere as usual!!

Had an Email from Graeme to say he is launching his new CD May 24th ? at Doncaster folk club (more at Barnsley singaround

He is now resident at the famous Herga Folk club and semi pro singer


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival
From: Sooz
Date: 24 Mar 05 - 02:49 AM

I was there when Grae had a kip under the pool table, but my memory says it was in the Bridge restaurant - he must make a habit of it!


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival
From: LesB
Date: 22 Apr 05 - 12:21 PM

Never been to Holmfirth but I am thinking about going. What is the layout of the place? are venues close together or spaced out, how far is the camp site? is it walking distance?
All these sort of things I could do with knowing. Oh! and will it rain? :)
Cheers
Les


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival
From: GUEST,Nikki
Date: 22 Apr 05 - 02:05 PM

Holmfirth venues very close, 200 yds max. from one place to another. Holmfirth is a small town in a valley. (You may have seen it on the telly!! Can't guarantee any 'Summer Wine' stars but some of their keenest fans will be in town looking for Nora Battye's house..)

2 free buses run from the campsite to the town until the last gig finishes. Service is at regular intervals at peak times and on demand off peak.
Rain unlikely but the campsite and its entrance is flat, which is pretty good for the Pennines.

The main evening events are posted on the website but there are loads of other things going on. Programmes now available £2.
www.holmfirthfestival.com


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival
From: GUEST,Nikki
Date: 22 Apr 05 - 02:11 PM

Holmfirth Children's Festival info. now available on the website.
Lots to do and see for children of all ages.
Colonel Custard, Pete White, Stanley Accrington, Panic Circus and the one and only Taffy Thomas.

'Shooting Roots' music, song and theatre workshops for 12-20's only. Shooting roots now established as THE Youth Project at festivals has been running for 10 years and we are pleased to invite them to Holmfirth this year.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival
From: GUEST,padgett (at home)
Date: 23 Apr 05 - 12:20 PM

See you ALL there in the White Hart for singarounds then!
From Friday I believe, hic

Cheers


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival
From: GUEST,Nikki
Date: 23 Apr 05 - 05:07 PM

As well as the singaround in the White Hart, Friday night can offer...

'Children's Hour', early evening concert for youngsters with Colonel Custard, Stanley Accrington etc,

'Big Opener Concert' in the Civic, Bob Fox top of the bill

'Demon Barber Mega Session' Damien brings his band and guests to the Picturedrome

'The Angel Brothers' Late night bop with Keith and Dave Angel etc, their light show and a stunning new fiddle player

'Traditional night at the Old Bridge' Will Noble, Mary Humphreys and Anahata, Robin Garside etc

'Travelling Billberets', local band playing rock covers and some folky tunes downstairs in White Hart

'The Nook' and 'Herveys' musicians sessions

and that's just Friday night..... there are lots of workshops and lots, lots more over the rest of the weekend


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival
From: GUEST,Nikki
Date: 23 Apr 05 - 05:10 PM

Oops I forgot..... also on Friday

French Evening, dancing to the music of 'Jabadaw' and food from the one and only 'Moveable Feast@


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival
From: GUEST,padgett (at home)
Date: 24 Apr 05 - 12:14 PM

Looks like a wonderful festival line up catering for all ages and tastes:-

from the died in the wool traditional singers, dancers, children's events, workshops and the ever popular musicans sessions in the delightful West Yorkshire Pennine Town of Holmfirth

Holmfirth is a lovely town with many amenities due to the popularity brought about by Last of the Summer Wine (and Holmfirth Folk Festival)
the weather is bound to be good this year!!

Ray Padgett


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival
From: Nick
Date: 05 May 05 - 09:04 AM

What sort of times are singarounds on over the weekend? We were thinking of coming Saturday or Sunday (probably pm). Is it just the White Hart?

Is it an anything goes singaround or is it a particular style goes?

Does it tend to be very very busy and are averge singers accepted?


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival
From: GUEST,Graeme Knights
Date: 06 May 05 - 05:03 AM

have just read this thread. Support Holmfirth Festival it's great.
when I get more time I will post the facts about the pool table as I remember them.

GK


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival
From: Nick
Date: 06 May 05 - 01:42 PM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival
From: GUEST
Date: 07 May 05 - 02:25 AM

again?


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