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National Folk Festival 2005 (Eng)

RogerTCB 02 Mar 05 - 08:59 AM
Herga Kitty 02 Mar 05 - 04:55 PM
MBSLynne 03 Mar 05 - 07:07 AM
Noreen 05 Mar 05 - 11:29 AM
Folkiedave 05 Mar 05 - 12:27 PM
MuddleC 05 Mar 05 - 03:19 PM
Noreen 05 Mar 05 - 05:02 PM
Dave Earl 05 Mar 05 - 05:03 PM
karen k 05 Mar 05 - 10:10 PM
Kevin Sheils 06 Mar 05 - 10:24 AM
MBSLynne 06 Mar 05 - 11:57 AM
GUEST 10 Mar 05 - 08:33 PM
Willa 03 Apr 05 - 04:22 PM
Willa 03 Apr 05 - 04:27 PM
GUEST,National Festival junkie 03 Apr 05 - 07:38 PM
GUEST,coltish ankle 04 Apr 05 - 10:28 AM
GUEST 04 Apr 05 - 11:11 AM
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Subject: National Folk Festival 2005 (Eng)
From: RogerTCB
Date: 02 Mar 05 - 08:59 AM

John Heydon has been struggling to get the National Folk Festival publicity out this year so he asked me post this on his behalf - Roger

National Folk Music Festival 2005 will be held at Sutton Bonnington, England from Friday 8th April to Sunday 10th April.

The guests booked include:

Sarah Grey      Emil Poertman & Lauren McCormick    Jeff Davis
Vic Legg       Nancy Kerr                         Jim Causley
Vivienn Legg    Doc Rowe                            The Bismarcks
Norma Waterson Martin Carthy                      Sandra Kerr                                        John Cocking    Jill Pidd                           Eliza Carthy
Bob Walser      Will Noble                         Jeff Warner
Brian Peters    Finbar Wall                         Brendon McGlinchey                         George Withers Ray Fisher                         Heather Heywood John Spiers & Jon Boden                  

PLUS
Hearts of Coal (Words and music celebrating the history, courage and
humour of mining communities, with Barry Coope, Jim Boyes, Fi Fraser,
Ray Hearne, Rolling Stock Company)

Festival tickets before 15th March are £42
Friday evening only £10
Saturday all day £26
Saturday evening £13
Sunday £13
Indoor camping £7 pp per w/e

Tickets from John Heydon 01296 415333
National Folk Music Festival,
3 Church Street,
Aylesbury,
Bucks,
HP20 2QP
UK


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Subject: RE: National Folk Festival 2005 (Eng)
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 02 Mar 05 - 04:55 PM

Roger

The good news is that there has already been a thread going about the National, thanks to Richard Bridge.

I've booked my ticket, and my accommodation. I notice your post only mentions indoor camping - are rooms, at £51 for the w/e, still available, or have they all gone?

Kitty


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Subject: RE: National Folk Festival 2005 (Eng)
From: MBSLynne
Date: 03 Mar 05 - 07:07 AM

And is there still any outdoor camping?

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: National Folk Festival 2005 (Eng)
From: Noreen
Date: 05 Mar 05 - 11:29 AM

The National Folk Music Festival, England

previous thread


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Subject: RE: National Folk Festival 2005 (Eng)
From: Folkiedave
Date: 05 Mar 05 - 12:27 PM

And that is the most amazing bill for a folk festival.

Brilliant.

Visit my book stall (blatant self publicist)

Dave Eyre


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Subject: RE: National Folk Festival 2005 (Eng)
From: MuddleC
Date: 05 Mar 05 - 03:19 PM

is this a mudcat meet then?


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Subject: RE: National Folk Festival 2005 (Eng)
From: Noreen
Date: 05 Mar 05 - 05:02 PM

There will be several mudcatters there, including all who have posted to this thread and more. Kitty and I will be singing in the bar at some stage, and probably in the octagon room at other times :0)


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Subject: RE: National Folk Festival 2005 (Eng)
From: Dave Earl
Date: 05 Mar 05 - 05:03 PM

Noreen,

So will I

Dave


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Subject: RE: National Folk Festival 2005 (Eng)
From: karen k
Date: 05 Mar 05 - 10:10 PM

Oh, how I wish I could be going again this year. I had a great time last year. If you are not sure about going - go. You'll have a great time.


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Subject: RE: National Folk Festival 2005 (Eng)
From: Kevin Sheils
Date: 06 Mar 05 - 10:24 AM

I'll try to spend some time in the bar this year!


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Subject: RE: National Folk Festival 2005 (Eng)
From: MBSLynne
Date: 06 Mar 05 - 11:57 AM

Yes...I think I'll support you in that Kevin. Perhaps the neglected folk art of joke telling could be resurrected?

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: National Folk Festival 2005 (Eng)
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Mar 05 - 08:33 PM

Refresh for any waifs and strays


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Subject: RE: National Folk Festival 2005 (Eng)
From: Willa
Date: 03 Apr 05 - 04:22 PM

Does anyone have a programme yet?
What time do events begin on Friday?


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Subject: RE: National Folk Festival 2005 (Eng)
From: Willa
Date: 03 Apr 05 - 04:27 PM

Cancel that request!
Have now found deails on the website.


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Subject: RE: National Folk Festival 2005 (Eng)
From: GUEST,National Festival junkie
Date: 03 Apr 05 - 07:38 PM

Willa - my programme ended up on the doormat yesterday morning (Saturday 2nd), so they have been posted out.


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Subject: RE: National Folk Festival 2005 (Eng)
From: GUEST,coltish ankle
Date: 04 Apr 05 - 10:28 AM

Don't forget Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival - 17th - 19th June!!


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Subject: RE: National Folk Festival 2005 (Eng)
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Apr 05 - 11:11 AM

Am planning to be there – and looking forward to meeting other 'Catters. Intend to wear my Mudcat t-shirt on the Saturday to facilitate this...

I believe 8pints & his other half will be there, and asirovedout as well. Not long now...


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Subject: RE: National Folk Festival 2005 (Eng)
From: Folkiedave
Date: 04 Apr 05 - 11:57 AM

I shall be there with a stall in the Dining Room.

Dave Eyre
(Collectors Folk)


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Subject: RE: National Folk Festival 2005 (Eng)
From: Noreen
Date: 04 Apr 05 - 12:00 PM

And who is the anonymous GUEST wearing a Mudcat t-shirt on the Saturday? (So I know who to say hello to!)


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Subject: RE: National Folk Festival 2005 (Eng)
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 04 Apr 05 - 02:52 PM

Looking forward to seeing you all on Friday!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: National Folk Festival 2005 (Eng)
From: GUEST,MBSLynne
Date: 04 Apr 05 - 03:30 PM

We shall be there at some stage.....also looking forward to meeting other Catters, but we shall be incognito, so you'll have to guess!!

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: National Folk Festival 2005 (Eng)
From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 04 Apr 05 - 09:51 PM

Oops! the Guest was me – didn't realise I'd lost my cookie. It'll be good to see you again Noreen – it's been a while!


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Subject: RE: National Folk Festival 2005 (Eng)
From: Emma B
Date: 05 Apr 05 - 06:49 AM

Time to get the tent out of winter hibernation - see you all on Friday
(Lynne- there's NO WAY you could be incognito :>))


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Subject: RE: National Folk Festival 2005 (Eng)
From: GUEST,MBSLynne
Date: 05 Apr 05 - 07:21 AM

:-)

They were forecasting snow for Friday, but now it's just rain. However, the estimated minimum for Friday and Saturday nights is -2! Sorry....

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: National Folk Festival 2005 (Eng)
From: Dave Earl
Date: 06 Apr 05 - 03:25 AM

Elizabeth and I will arrive on Friday.

She will be dancing at the Celidh I will be in the bar.

Mines a pint!

Dave


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Subject: RE: National Folk Festival 2005 (Eng)
From: GUEST,MBSLynne
Date: 06 Apr 05 - 05:18 AM

We may well join you there Dave...get them in...

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: National Folk Festival 2005 (Eng)
From: Dave Earl
Date: 06 Apr 05 - 07:19 AM

Will do Lynne.

Cider I assume or will you need some medicinal Sloe Gin?:-)


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Subject: RE: National Folk Festival 2005 (Eng)
From: GUEST,MBSLynne
Date: 06 Apr 05 - 07:28 AM

I hope not Dave! Though it's always nice. Cider will do me fine thank you! Ted's is beer in some form or other

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: National Folk Festival 2005 (Eng)
From: alanww
Date: 07 Apr 05 - 07:36 PM

See you Friday evening for a pint then, Dave! I am going to a funeral in the morning ... but not the Pope's!
"Look at the ...!"
Alan


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Subject: RE: National Folk Festival 2005 (Eng)
From: GUEST,MBSLynne
Date: 10 Apr 05 - 08:57 AM

Well as usual I had a really good time sitting in the bar and chatting to friends. Unfortunately, drinking didn't come into it because there were two cider pumps, Gaymer's Old English and Scrumpy Jack. Scrumpy Jack is one of the better of the fizzy, chemical ciders, but, of course, they didn't actually have it, and Gaymer's Old English is disgusting fizzy sugar-water. I don't drink beer, so what else can you sit and drink pints of? I ended up on water! I did actually sing one song late on Friday night. I met two Catters I hadn't met before and saw lots of others I have. An enjoyable weekend even if I participated in less actual music than at others.

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: National Folk Festival 2005 (Eng)
From: English Jon
Date: 10 Apr 05 - 01:30 PM

well I had a great time. Even if Dave Eyre did take all my money away!

Cheers,
Jon


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Subject: RE: National Folk Festival 2005 (Eng)
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Apr 05 - 02:17 PM

Investing in your future, EJ!

Anahata


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Subject: RE: National Folk Festival 2005 (Eng)
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 10 Apr 05 - 02:59 PM

It was good to make new acquaintances among Catters this weekend.

I think one of the highlights had to be the final Committee room session MC'd by Martin Carthy this afternoon, particularly when George Withers sang "When I get my MBE"...

Kitty


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Subject: RE: National Folk Festival 2005 (Eng)
From: English Jon
Date: 10 Apr 05 - 07:21 PM

George Withers...now HE was fantastic.

J


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Subject: RE: National Folk Festival 2005 (Eng)
From: Jess A
Date: 11 Apr 05 - 08:23 AM

I had a great time Friday evening, unfortunately had a gig in deepest darkest Kent on Saturday night so couldn't stay for the rest of the weekend but glad we made it if only for a bit. Having been to a funeral in the morning (yes, same one as alanww if anybody's wondering) it was just what we needed to relax and cheer up. Didn't make it outside the bar all night :) Lovely to meet some new people and catch up with some familiar ones.

+ thaks ever so much for the CDs Mary!

Jess A


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Subject: RE: National Folk Festival 2005 (Eng)
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Apr 05 - 09:26 AM

I was still laughing at that song by George Withers when half way home. Not the best idea in the middle lane of a fairly busy M1


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Subject: RE: National Folk Festival 2005 (Eng)
From: GUEST,Cookieless jr
Date: 11 Apr 05 - 04:54 PM

A remarkable gathering of generally like minded people. Only my second visit but it felt as if I had been going for years :0)

Even those who are normally not keen on concerts have a great choice of many small groupings of guests performing informally in intimate venues.

The presence of half a dozen or so folk degree students from Newcastle University contrasted beautifully with the older Geordie Folkies.

The enthusiasm and skill of these students had to be heard to be believed.

Whatever the venue will be there in 2006.


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Subject: RE: National Folk Festival 2005 (Eng)
From: Folkiedave
Date: 15 Apr 05 - 12:55 PM

This is a bit late os I have been very busy, but some great sessions and I managed a formal performance or two. Lots of catters and a great late night session after closing on Saturday night with the bar staff (who as ever were absolutely stupendous IMHO), and Dr. Sunshine.

Dave Eyre


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Subject: RE: National Folk Festival 2005 (Eng)
From: GUEST,Surreysinger
Date: 16 Apr 05 - 08:29 AM

My favourite bits of the weekend were Friday night with the Carthy/Waterson/Killen/Fisher combination; an informal singaround until the wee small hours in the corridor outside the ladies loo (the acoustics were fantastic); another singaround in the Octagon Room on Saturday night, and the last session in the Committee Room - George, his twinkle in the eye, and the way he absolutely slayed the room with his MBE song (would that I could be that good at 81 - or even now!). Shouldn't forget John Cocking's superb delivery of monologues either - the whole session was a joy - a mixture of crying with laughter and luxuriating in good music. After 15 years' attendance, IMHO this year's National was one of the best in quite a few years that I can recall.


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Subject: RE: National Folk Festival 2005 (Eng)
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 16 Apr 05 - 05:26 PM

Was there a competition winner this year?


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Subject: RE: National Folk Festival 2005 (Eng)
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Apr 05 - 06:06 PM

Yes; afraid I can't remember her name. The competition this year was quite stiff, with a number of good performances, and as well as a winner this year there were three honourable mentions (one of whom was Pete Grassby - and not before time, as he's been in for it in most of the years that I've been attending. IMHO he should have probably won this year, but for the fact that he stumbled over his first verse.) Anyhow, the tankard was back in the hands of a woman again - with the exception of the hiccup with Brian (and he definitely deserved his win last year), that makes at least seven female winners since 1997 (there was no competition in 2001, thanks to the lack of a festival due to foot and mouth).

I thought it was a shame that, having finally got around to giving the winner a slot in the last session of the weekend last year, it was back to square one again this year, with the winner remaining the best kept secret of the National yet again!!


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