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Saddleworth Festival 2005

Alio 05 Jul 05 - 10:22 AM
GUEST,padgett 05 Jul 05 - 11:08 AM
Mr Happy 05 Jul 05 - 11:10 AM
Mr Happy 05 Jul 05 - 11:12 AM
nutty 05 Jul 05 - 12:23 PM
VIN 05 Jul 05 - 12:34 PM
muppitz 05 Jul 05 - 01:40 PM
Skipjack K8 05 Jul 05 - 06:47 PM
Alio 05 Jul 05 - 07:14 PM
Mr Happy 05 Jul 05 - 07:39 PM
Mark Dowding 06 Jul 05 - 03:10 AM
ossonflags 06 Jul 05 - 03:38 AM
GUEST,padgett 06 Jul 05 - 04:06 AM
muppitz 06 Jul 05 - 12:13 PM
GUEST,padgett 06 Jul 05 - 01:39 PM
Mrs.Duck 06 Jul 05 - 03:44 PM
Alio 06 Jul 05 - 05:44 PM
Linda Kelly 06 Jul 05 - 06:00 PM
fi_in_nz 06 Jul 05 - 06:24 PM
Col K 06 Jul 05 - 06:38 PM
GUEST,padgett 07 Jul 05 - 02:02 AM
muppitz 07 Jul 05 - 09:36 AM
GUEST,padgett 07 Jul 05 - 01:07 PM
MC Fat 08 Jul 05 - 06:49 AM
GUEST,Raggytash 08 Jul 05 - 06:57 AM
muppitz 08 Jul 05 - 07:36 AM
GUEST 08 Jul 05 - 10:32 AM
GUEST,padgett 08 Jul 05 - 12:05 PM
Alio 08 Jul 05 - 06:22 PM
MC Fat 08 Jul 05 - 07:56 PM
Menolly 09 Jul 05 - 12:45 AM
Alio 11 Jul 05 - 03:46 AM
GUEST,Noddy 11 Jul 05 - 04:18 AM
GUEST,Raggytash 11 Jul 05 - 09:03 AM
MC Fat 11 Jul 05 - 09:26 AM
GUEST,Raggytash 11 Jul 05 - 09:46 AM
muppitz 11 Jul 05 - 11:23 AM
Mr Happy 11 Jul 05 - 11:34 AM
R. Padgett 11 Jul 05 - 02:14 PM
Mrs.Duck 11 Jul 05 - 02:15 PM
Alio 11 Jul 05 - 02:18 PM
12string growler 11 Jul 05 - 03:02 PM
GUEST,Roger Ramsbottom 11 Jul 05 - 05:19 PM
GUEST,Raggytash 12 Jul 05 - 09:15 AM
nutty 12 Jul 05 - 01:37 PM
Mrs.Duck 12 Jul 05 - 03:02 PM
Alio 12 Jul 05 - 05:49 PM
R. Padgett 13 Jul 05 - 05:16 PM
Alio 13 Jul 05 - 05:47 PM
8_Pints 13 Jul 05 - 11:17 PM
Lowden Jameswright 14 Jul 05 - 06:39 AM
s&r 14 Jul 05 - 06:48 AM
Alio 14 Jul 05 - 08:52 AM
GUEST,Mr Happy 14 Jul 05 - 07:27 PM
GUEST,Raggytash 17 Jul 05 - 05:52 AM
GUEST,muppitz at work 18 Jul 05 - 09:55 AM
nutty 18 Jul 05 - 09:57 AM
Lowden Jameswright 18 Jul 05 - 10:30 AM
Lowden Jameswright 18 Jul 05 - 10:35 AM
Alio 18 Jul 05 - 11:36 AM
Lowden Jameswright 18 Jul 05 - 12:05 PM
Mark Dowding 18 Jul 05 - 12:19 PM
fi_in_nz 18 Jul 05 - 02:13 PM
R. Padgett 18 Jul 05 - 06:03 PM
GUEST,Raggytash 19 Jul 05 - 09:18 AM
Alio 19 Jul 05 - 10:45 AM
Mr Happy 19 Jul 05 - 10:51 AM
Alio 19 Jul 05 - 11:37 AM
Lowden Jameswright 20 Jul 05 - 08:56 AM
GUEST,Mr Happy 20 Jul 05 - 09:13 AM
ossonflags 21 Jul 05 - 01:49 AM
Alio 28 Jul 05 - 01:05 PM
Raggytash 28 Jul 05 - 01:41 PM
Alio 28 Jul 05 - 02:14 PM
R. Padgett 28 Jul 05 - 02:15 PM
Alio 28 Jul 05 - 02:23 PM
R. Padgett 28 Jul 05 - 02:41 PM
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GUEST,noddy 29 Jul 05 - 04:15 AM
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Subject: Saddleworth Festival
From: Alio
Date: 05 Jul 05 - 10:22 AM

Are any Mudcatters coming to Saddleworth? The festival is from July 15 - 17th, and we've got a good line up hopefully. Can't do a blue clicky thing, but the website is www.safra.org.

If you are coming, I'll be in the Festival Office - and mine's a Jamieson's!!

Ali


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: GUEST,padgett
Date: 05 Jul 05 - 11:08 AM

I'll be there Alio, hope the weather's good!!

Ray


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Mr Happy
Date: 05 Jul 05 - 11:10 AM

Is it possible to attend & just pay for camping?, as we'd only want to be attending the fringe activities such as sesshes & sinarounds.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Mr Happy
Date: 05 Jul 05 - 11:12 AM

http://www.safra.org.uk/


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: nutty
Date: 05 Jul 05 - 12:23 PM

I'll definitely be there. I'm running the "FOLK ON THE INTERNET" workshops again, and I'll be around singing with FIRM FRIENDS.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: VIN
Date: 05 Jul 05 - 12:34 PM

Sadly for me it's the first Saddleworth i'll miss (:-(
I'll be on holiday in Ireland (Clonakilty) |:-)
I'm sure it'll as brill as past years tho, so y'all enjoy!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: muppitz
Date: 05 Jul 05 - 01:40 PM

Yay me!

I've been recruited on Bar/Catering duties, but they won't keep me there all day!
I'll be out and about at some point!
Hope the weather behaves this year (although where I am now it's raining cats and wotsits!), shoes were almost lost in the ever present mud on the campsite last year!

muppitz x


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 05 Jul 05 - 06:47 PM

The sinarounds sound alluring. Are last year's top turn Cara appearing this year?


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Alio
Date: 05 Jul 05 - 07:14 PM

Thanks for the web link Mr Happy - and yes, of course you can come and camp without having to buy tickets. Our campsite is brill - very attractive, and well sorth a visit!

Cara won't be appearing this year, but I'll definitely be booking them again in the future as I thought they were great, and they worked so hard! But we have got 2 groups of very talented young musicians - Heyfeva and Kerfuffle.

Don't sell out of Jamieson's before I get some Muppet!

Ali


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Mr Happy
Date: 05 Jul 05 - 07:39 PM

Brill!!

Hope see ys all in 2 wks time-Yippee!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Mark Dowding
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 03:10 AM

Chris Harvey and myself will be back by popular demand - or so Alio says and I believe her - doing another workshop on the songs of Harry Boardman in the Commercial Hotel on the Saturday afternoon

This year we will be including some of the "Manchester Ballads" that Harry used to sing as well as some that he didn't! "The new tune - or rather the ORIGINAL tune - to "The Calico Printer's Clerk" is proving very popular with audiences wherever we've sung it so please come along and have a listen and a sing.

Cheers
Mark


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: ossonflags
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 03:38 AM

See you there then Muppett.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: GUEST,padgett
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 04:06 AM

Hope the Manchester Ballad sessions not on at the same time as my workshop!

Want to see it!

My workshop's on building a traditional song repertoire and source singers, more participative this year so I need old and young "thy praises sung_____" fill in the missing?


Ray


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: muppitz
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 12:13 PM

Just a note, I am MUPPITZ not MUPPETT!!!

People are always getting us confused, but there is no resemblance, I'm female for starters!!!

muppITZ x


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: GUEST,padgett
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 01:39 PM

Right now Muppitz is Tina from Mansfield ~ now on the committee!!

and Muppett is well Muppett! from Bradford (male)


'tis right innit!!

Ray Padgett


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 03:44 PM

We'll have to introduce Muppet and Muppitz! The ducks will be there so save us a space on the pond oops sorry field. It may dry out by next week anyway.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Alio
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 05:44 PM

I'll take a glass of Jamieson's from anyone - male or female!! I'm not proud!

Enjoy Ireland Vin - but we'll miss you!

Ali


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 06:00 PM

Ali-sorry can't make it but moving house and its difficult to pack from 100 miles away! Next year definitely!!!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: fi_in_nz
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 06:24 PM

We'll be there - our first Saddleworth festival - If it's anything like as good as the Crossed Keys then it'll be a great festival. Might attend your folk songs on the internet session Nutty.... is there much more to it than "digital tradition" and "google" though?!
F


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Col K
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 06:38 PM

I'll be there as usual.Never missed one yet.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: GUEST,padgett
Date: 07 Jul 05 - 02:02 AM

No one mentioned Britfolk yet?

I'll get you a Jamesons Ali!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: muppitz
Date: 07 Jul 05 - 09:36 AM

Mrs Duck - muppitz & muppett met this year at Moor & Coast!
We have known each others faces for a fair few years I would venture but weren't aware of the mudcat connection!

Padgett - I would say I've been rumbled but anyone who was at Alcester now knows who I am too!

muppitz x


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: GUEST,padgett
Date: 07 Jul 05 - 01:07 PM

So what did you do at Alcester Tina?


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: MC Fat
Date: 08 Jul 05 - 06:49 AM

Tina (Muppitz) hows your mum ?


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 08 Jul 05 - 06:57 AM

how's yu favver


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: muppitz
Date: 08 Jul 05 - 07:36 AM

MC Fat, I've sent you a PM.

Ray, I was the face of Moor & Coast at Alcester in the Grieg Hall.
While the boys were slaving away in the kitchen, I was lording it up at the front taking orders and money!
It was still bloomin' hot though!

muppitz x


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Jul 05 - 10:32 AM

I'll be there Saturday tea time (ish)

Cheers
       Muppett


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: GUEST,padgett
Date: 08 Jul 05 - 12:05 PM

See you at Saddleworth slaving for t'Moor and Coast (Glens alright really)!!

Tina ok? Still talking!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Alio
Date: 08 Jul 05 - 06:22 PM

Only 1 week to go - and I've still loads to do!!! Anyone know what the weather's going to be like? If it's sunny, nobody will think they're in Saddleworth!!

Ali


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: MC Fat
Date: 08 Jul 05 - 07:56 PM

.....did some stuff last year (and the year before) in fact the electrics went off at Friday concert last year and I carried on without the aid of PA etc....a feat which sould have put me in for an OBE or knighthood but for some reason I'm not there this year!!!! enjoy yourelves folks..will see most of you around over the summer.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Menolly
Date: 09 Jul 05 - 12:45 AM

I'm coming, with Ian MacFlute but I'm not Shellbacking - so I will be able to remain sensibly indoors if the weather turns out to be as "lovely" as it was for last years parade. But hopefully I will be able to help line the street and watch it all pass by!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Alio
Date: 11 Jul 05 - 03:46 AM

I'm sure you'll be doing more than that Menolly!

Jim - enjoy Stainsby!!

Ali


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: GUEST,Noddy
Date: 11 Jul 05 - 04:18 AM

sorry cannot make it as I am up in Scotland.

A Jamieson... and you went to Orkney!!

Highland Park now that IS class.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 11 Jul 05 - 09:03 AM

Not forgetting the other distillation from those fine isles .... Scapa


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: MC Fat
Date: 11 Jul 05 - 09:26 AM

Raggy you'll need to cheese and wine Sue on her own this year !!! Eat some smelly stuff for me will you old bean.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 11 Jul 05 - 09:46 AM

Sorry old bean be delighted to but cannot fulfil your wishes as I won't be there.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: muppitz
Date: 11 Jul 05 - 11:23 AM

Go easy on the Moor & Coast Fella's won't you all?
They were hoping I would be available for Friday night but I'm at a birthday party so I can't get til Saturday morning!

muppitz x


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Mr Happy
Date: 11 Jul 05 - 11:34 AM

Mr Happy's entourage of fiends will be there Friday late afternoon.

When is campsite open from?


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: R. Padgett
Date: 11 Jul 05 - 02:14 PM

Campsite probably open Thursday but don't quote me!!

Tina you Muppitz two timing the lads again eh, see you Saturday then if you get there with yer head!!

You behind the bar too?

Looks like all the non starters are Catters, never mind Catters introduce yourselves, ok

Ray


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 11 Jul 05 - 02:15 PM

I'll only go easy on Moor and Coast if my boyfriend comes along. Haven't had a cuddle for ages!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Alio
Date: 11 Jul 05 - 02:18 PM

The campsite will be open from Thursday till Monday lunchtime, in Geoff's capable hands.

Nick, what will I do without you and Chris to chat with?!!!

Ali


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: 12string growler
Date: 11 Jul 05 - 03:02 PM

Ali, I never realised you wuz a 'catter. You owe me a hug at the STUBB's xmas ceilidh.
Sorry I can't do the festival, somebody has to make the lectrickity for your PA system.

Chris


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: GUEST,Roger Ramsbottom
Date: 11 Jul 05 - 05:19 PM

This will be my first Saddleworth. The web-site doesn't give any information on who's on where and when. Hopefully there will be a programme available with maps. Will there? Where do I get one from?

Rammy

Ps Just been listening to Ali's excellent folk programme on Radio GMR. Now, I'm as excited as an excited thing with something very exciting to look forward to.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 12 Jul 05 - 09:15 AM

Roger

It's a cracking festival, we've been to everyone so far and always had a brilliant time, however we got festival burn out and are taking a year (at least) out, with the exception of the Whitby and thats onyl because we have a caravan there. I'm sure Ali will manage without me and Christine to talk to, it'll give her more time for supping Jamieson's !


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: nutty
Date: 12 Jul 05 - 01:37 PM

I shall be there sometime on Friday afternoon,(armed with every posible type of anti- mossy treatment). Hoping that the weather will prove kind but it is St Swithins Day.

Fi-in-nz, although, obviously, I introduce people to Mudcat during the workshop, it is only a very small part of what is now available on the internet.

The reason why I split the workshops
- dealing primarily with SONGS in one and TUNES in the other -
is that it had become impossible to deal with both aspects of folk on the internet in one hour.

If you want more info, I'm not difficult to find, someone will point you in my direction.

Hazel


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 12 Jul 05 - 03:02 PM

The weather is booked not too hot but dry, maybe a quick shower on Friday but none on Saturday. Right now thats that sorted.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Alio
Date: 12 Jul 05 - 05:49 PM

12 String Growler - the hug's yours next Xmas!!

Roger, sorry, the programme should have been available on line, but we had a blip!! I'll be in the Festival Office from lunchtime on Friday, along with several hundred programmes, so come along and see me there! And thanks for the mention of the programme - Colcannon were brill to interview! They made it so easy - and hilarious! Their Meet at the festival should be well worth going to.

Mrs Duck - thank you so much for the weather update - I may sleep easier the next 3 nights!!

Nick, I shall STILL miss you both terribly!!!

Ali x


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: R. Padgett
Date: 13 Jul 05 - 05:16 PM

Nice little place is Saddleworth, geared up for tourism normally being high in the Pennines not far from Holmfirth/Huddersfield and Oldham

Approachable over the bleak/notorious Saddleworth moor, M62 or I believe A62 from Huddersfield.

Lovely village with pubs and clubs and food

but this weekend also music and dancing in the streets and various venues

Worth a look?
Ray


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Alio
Date: 13 Jul 05 - 05:47 PM

Thanks for that Ray. Yes, Saddleworth is a beautiful place - and still in Yorkshire!!!

Just had the last committee meeting, and the phones ringing constantly!

Ali


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: 8_Pints
Date: 13 Jul 05 - 11:17 PM

Hi Ali,

Will see you on Friday: we're coming as Shellbacks and look forward to singing in the rain again (NOT)!

Bob & Sue vG


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Lowden Jameswright
Date: 14 Jul 05 - 06:39 AM

Jamieson's - hmmm - I thought folkies had more discerning tastes.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: s&r
Date: 14 Jul 05 - 06:48 AM

If you havent seen Heyfeva, catch them at the Festival and feel confident about the future of our music.

Stu


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Alio
Date: 14 Jul 05 - 08:52 AM

Heyfeva are brilliant! The first time I booked them - their "demo" was playing the accordion over the phone to me! Seeing young people like them makes me feel more confident in general about the future.

No rain this weekend - I have it on good authority!

What's up with Jamieson's? I was given a bottle last night to keep me going through the festival!

Off to the campsite now - some have already arrived. If you are in Saddleworth this evening, we'll be putting the signs up and then heading for the Waggon, where Theresa (Tooley) is determined to get a singaround / session going.

Ali


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: GUEST,Mr Happy
Date: 14 Jul 05 - 07:27 PM

be there soon's we can- eta 6pm ish friday- yippee!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 17 Jul 05 - 05:52 AM

Couldn't keep away, so went over last night, Heyfeva were very good, confident on stage, interacting with the audience, hope they go a long way, so too were the Hometowner and Pete Abbott was o good I bought TWO CD's. Might just have to pop over this afternoon !


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: GUEST,muppitz at work
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 09:55 AM

Well, the weather behaved, I got to see everyone I wanted to and got to sing a bit too!
Good weekend, good festival!

muppitz x


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: nutty
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 09:57 AM

Still recovering but what a wonderful weekend .... Thanks to Alio and all the committee. Everything was perfect -   INCLUDING THE WEATHER.

Thank-you everyone who came to the FOLK ON THE INTERNET workshops. I hope that you have now found everything you have been searching for.

I have such fun running them. Folk people are lovely.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Lowden Jameswright
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 10:30 AM

Good to see positive reports from Saddleworth - I'd had one report from someone who'd tried it but said he found it rather chaotic/noisy (thanks to some unruly kids) so he de-camped to the Sheffield Rivelin festival instead.

You can please some of the people etc etc..


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Lowden Jameswright
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 10:35 AM

PS

"What's up with Jamieson's? I was given a bottle last night to keep me going through the festival!"

Nowt's up wi Jamieson's - I drink it myself occasionally - but surely Alio you have tried some REAL whiskeys, right?


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Alio
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 11:36 AM

Cheek - Lowden!!! (Although being of Scottish background, my ancestors would agree of course!!)

We did have a couple of problems with local youths on the campsite, although 90% of campers heard and saw nothing. Our stewards were fantastic, and did their best to ensure that the following nights went smoother. We know that other festivals have encountered the same problems, so if you know of anyone who has found anything that works, please tell us! We're definitely open to ideas and suggestions!

Apart from that, the weekend was just so brill; it was by far our biggest to date, and I've met so many lovely people! The artists were superb, especially Colcannon who tried to get to just about every event over the weekend, even the Survivors Session!!

Anyway, I'm resting now (and planning for 2006!!) Must be mad!

Ali


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Lowden Jameswright
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 12:05 PM

I'll try and get up next year - and I'll bring you a drop of the REAL stuff


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Mark Dowding
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 12:19 PM

I'd like to thank the people who came to see the Harry Boardman/Manchester Ballads workshop that Chris and myself did on Saturday in the Commercial. It looked like a full room from where we were sat and stayed like that to the end. Hope you all enjoyed listening to some previously unheard songs.
Thanks for a great festival Ali - see you next year.
Cheers
Mark


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: fi_in_nz
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 02:13 PM

Thanks for a great festival and thanks especially to Ali for literally holding the baby to help my hubby out when I was in a workshop!! There are no limits to the helpfulness of the Saddleworth crew.
Cheers
F


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: R. Padgett
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 06:03 PM

On way to recovery the drips should be removed tomorrow (joking of course)

Well what a weekend and the weather held out marvellous

Scowie in good form and Theresa Tooley!

Excellent singing in the Wagon and playing, very well attended

My workshop on collecting building a repertoire got to page 2 of 6 nicely participative (nice word)

How is Eileen can you keep us posted! (steward of Eileen and Maurice fame) not very well after an operation I think

Got to Manchester ballads just, I was running session in Wagon and they wouldn't let me leave I gave it to Jude Knight!! Many thanks to Stephen and Maggie from Denby Dale lovely input also Mick McGarry and Trim Rig and Doxy very strong singer/melodeon player

Interesting workshop on Sydney Carter from Sylvia Needham

Colcannon were never off stage even at the Cross Keys, brilliant they went down a storm final concert

Pat Ryan and Ken Howard hadnt spoken to Pat for over 20 years altho seen from a distance and i dont get to Fylde very often caught up with them at the Museum and guess what Colcannon impromptu with em Pat more than ready for retiring from day job held her back from singing

Barrie and Ingrid go from strength to strength, so does the beer so sorry if I missed you you were probably buying me beer all weekend!

Marie Little sang as if her life depended upon it what an energetic performer, full of life and her very funny women's song she slays 'em

So Saddleworth next year put in yer diary!! Weather booked again


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 19 Jul 05 - 09:18 AM

Ali

A suggestion that may work with the people who were causing trouble, if someone were to get photographs of them they may be able to work out that those photographs could then be handed to the Police and decide to bugger off and annoy someone else. I did this at Cleckheaton once with someone who looked to be casing the tents looking for something to pinch. When I took his photograph he asked why I had done so and I indicated that if anything went missing the photographs would be given to the Police as a starter, he dissappeared VERY quickly after that ........ can't think why!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Alio
Date: 19 Jul 05 - 10:45 AM

Thanks for all the lovely messages - and for your idea Nick. I can't help but wonder why they're not missed from home as they were causing trouble from midnight till 4ish a.m!!

Anyway, it won't deter us from making plans for 2006 - and spending even more money on the campsite! The trouble is that as you spend more money, it's the campers who have to pick up the costs - very unfair.

Fi - glad you found us all really helpful - we do pride ourselves on that in Saddleworth.

looking into booking the Witches for next year - they're brill!! Lowden - I'm deciding which glass to take to the festival ready for you coming along with lots for me to drink!! Perhaps a pint glass?

Ali x


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Mr Happy
Date: 19 Jul 05 - 10:51 AM

Echoing Nutty's accolade above-

Thanks to Alio and all the committee.

Everything was perfect -   INCLUDING THE WEATHER!

In fact sometimes TOO HOT!!

So was thankful Sat afternoon to enjoy fab sinaround on shaded lawn of the conservative club.

Also Moor & Coast tent both nights late on & signing Ducks on Fri.

Good to see the poultry enjoying themselves!


Another suggestion that may work with the people who were causing trouble, have security staff patrolling the campsite.

I experienced these teams at Middlewich & Cleckheaton & no theft, vandalism or unruly behaviour was in evidence at all.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Alio
Date: 19 Jul 05 - 11:37 AM

Thanks for that Mr Happy. We did in fact have security staff partrolling - the problem was that it's a very large site, and they heard nothing! Actually, the sound does not carry well on the site, which is why the majority of campers heard nothing at all! Next year we've already decided to have 2 security men patrolling it. Our stewards were wonderful - they offered to help out through the night. What stars!!

Sorry about the weather - we spent a lot of our budget trying to get it right this year!!!

Ali


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Lowden Jameswright
Date: 20 Jul 05 - 08:56 AM

A PINT glass! - at the price this stuff comes in at - have a heart Ali.... mind you, at this strength and after adding water, you might well need a pint glass


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: GUEST,Mr Happy
Date: 20 Jul 05 - 09:13 AM

"We did in fact have security staff 'partrolling' "

'part-rolling'??

maybe too much mountain dew?!!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: ossonflags
Date: 21 Jul 05 - 01:49 AM

Cracking festival! will certainly be there next year.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Alio
Date: 28 Jul 05 - 01:05 PM

NEWS RE 2006!!!!

Just in case you're thinking of coming next year, we've unfortunately had to move dates!!!!

Our dear friends at the Civic Hall - our main venue - have decided to let the Hall out for a wedding! They don't see us as "annual" as we've only been there 8 years!!

We put next year's dates in the programme as July 21st to 23rd - unfortunately that clashes with Warwick, which means that we couldn't have Moor and Coast or most of our wonderful stewards (plus probably loads of festival-goesrs).

So just for 1 year we're having a radically different date, which we know will still clash with some festivals, but then they all do, don't they? We're now having Saddleworth 2006 on the weekend of July 28th to 30th.

Our committee would be really grateful if you could pass the word around for us!!!

Love, Ali


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Raggytash
Date: 28 Jul 05 - 01:41 PM

Go back to them Ali, it's got to be easier to move a wedding than a festival


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Alio
Date: 28 Jul 05 - 02:14 PM

They wouldn't even consider it - but with my "being fair" hat on, if I were the bride, and knowing nothing about any folk festival, I'd be pretty devastated if they came to me and asked / told me I had to change my wedding venue!

I couldn't do that to anyone!

Ali


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: R. Padgett
Date: 28 Jul 05 - 02:15 PM

Oh 'eck Parish Councils ~ heads should roll!!

A very big problem to overcome but 12 months to sort


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Alio
Date: 28 Jul 05 - 02:23 PM

Hopefully we've still got all the original booked artists committed to the new dates - and Moor and Coast are OK, which is a big relief.

Why do people do this to me?!!!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: R. Padgett
Date: 28 Jul 05 - 02:41 PM

Tint fair Alio dozy lot!!

Good Moor and Coast can come and booked guests


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Alio
Date: 29 Jul 05 - 03:47 AM

Yes, it is.

Anyway, if anyone asks, you now have the correct dates!!!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: GUEST,noddy
Date: 29 Jul 05 - 04:15 AM

You could always ask Warwick to change its date????


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: GUEST,noddy
Date: 29 Jul 05 - 04:16 AM

Hava a Jamieson if there is any left.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Alio
Date: 29 Jul 05 - 06:46 AM

Not much actually!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Cindy
Date: 18 Jul 07 - 02:07 PM

Is anyone going to Saddleworth this coming weekend? I'm hoping to be there with a group of friends but we are wondering about the camp site. Do any locals know if it's ok or should we come in a boat?


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: r.padgett
Date: 18 Jul 07 - 04:06 PM

Camp site is great, can't book the weather anywhere in UK

Come and enjoy it dunt rain int' pubs

Ray


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Alio
Date: 18 Jul 07 - 04:22 PM

There's a new thread Cindy - 10th Saddleworth. Sorry I can't do the blue line thingy - but it's live on Mudcat at the moment, with plenty of hits.

And the campsite should be fine, providing the weather stays like it is at the moment. It gets waterlogged very quicjkly, but then dries out just as quick. Come and join us! it's going to be a fantastic weekend.

Ali


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