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Miskin at Easter 2006

Andy Jackson 12 Apr 06 - 02:12 PM
Scooby Doo 12 Apr 06 - 02:31 PM
Sue the Borderer 12 Apr 06 - 03:26 PM
My guru always said 12 Apr 06 - 04:06 PM
Andy Jackson 12 Apr 06 - 08:39 PM
GUEST,Scooby Doo 13 Apr 06 - 02:04 AM
My guru always said 13 Apr 06 - 04:12 AM
Eye Lander 13 Apr 06 - 05:27 AM
Scooby Doo 13 Apr 06 - 07:09 AM
My guru always said 13 Apr 06 - 07:37 AM
Scooby Doo 13 Apr 06 - 09:31 AM
Nigel Parsons 14 Apr 06 - 06:46 AM
Nigel Parsons 14 Apr 06 - 03:01 PM
Nigel Parsons 14 Apr 06 - 03:03 PM
Nigel Parsons 14 Apr 06 - 03:45 PM
GUEST,Scooby Doo 17 Apr 06 - 09:06 AM
Cats 17 Apr 06 - 11:02 AM
GUEST,Richard Bridge 17 Apr 06 - 12:08 PM
Zany Mouse 17 Apr 06 - 12:35 PM
Morticia 17 Apr 06 - 12:35 PM
MBSLynne 17 Apr 06 - 12:51 PM
GUEST,Scooby Doo 17 Apr 06 - 02:01 PM
daughter 17 Apr 06 - 02:06 PM
GUEST,Richard Bridge 17 Apr 06 - 02:24 PM
Lady Policeman 17 Apr 06 - 02:57 PM
Dave Earl 17 Apr 06 - 03:03 PM
The Barden of England 17 Apr 06 - 03:10 PM
ShadyLady 17 Apr 06 - 03:57 PM
Polly Squeezebox 17 Apr 06 - 04:37 PM
GUEST,Scooby Doo 17 Apr 06 - 04:43 PM
Mrs.Duck 17 Apr 06 - 04:52 PM
GUEST,frog and frogette 17 Apr 06 - 05:08 PM
Micca 17 Apr 06 - 05:08 PM
Hawker 17 Apr 06 - 05:33 PM
Eye Lander 18 Apr 06 - 02:24 AM
pixieofdoom 18 Apr 06 - 03:18 AM
Essex Girl 18 Apr 06 - 04:25 AM
GUEST,Scooby Doo 18 Apr 06 - 04:38 AM
Selchie - (RH) 18 Apr 06 - 04:41 AM
GUEST 18 Apr 06 - 04:53 AM
Abuwood 18 Apr 06 - 05:10 AM
Don(Wyziwyg)T 18 Apr 06 - 05:26 AM
GUEST,Scooby Doo 18 Apr 06 - 06:56 AM
GUEST,Banjoke 18 Apr 06 - 07:18 AM
MuddleC 18 Apr 06 - 07:23 AM
Townie 18 Apr 06 - 07:59 AM
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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: Andy Jackson
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 02:12 PM

Thanks to Scoobs


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: Scooby Doo
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 02:31 PM

Lynne,
I will be there after all.
See you on Friday.
Love you all.
Yas.


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: Sue the Borderer
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 03:26 PM

Yes please, Ali, bring your box and don't worry about any bum notes. And bring the tatters too.

In fact ANYONE if you've got anything to play bring it with you and play for HERBACEOUS BORDER over the weekend. (Or just come and dance)

Sue


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: My guru always said
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 04:06 PM

Cake & Beer & Toby'll be 21!! We'll be there, Brill!


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: Andy Jackson
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 08:39 PM

Hi Sue, I've had a word with the local builders and there removing the wall of the church next door Friday afternoon. The organ should be at the Mill by Saturday afternoon but they want it back by Sunday Morning. Oh I volunteered a team of 200 willing lifters to carry it back up the road!!
Tee Hee!


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: GUEST,Scooby Doo
Date: 13 Apr 06 - 02:04 AM

any volunteers to help sort the mill out will be welcome.
Scooby


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: My guru always said
Date: 13 Apr 06 - 04:12 AM

Will start helping as soon as we get there - this afternoon *grin*

Thought I had a sore throat yesterday & today I'm certain *sniff*, should be all better by the weekend I hope. Sure hope this doesn't cut down my hugging ration - I'll try not to pass it on....


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: Eye Lander
Date: 13 Apr 06 - 05:27 AM

ARRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: Scooby Doo
Date: 13 Apr 06 - 07:09 AM

Well before i put my tent up i am busy cooking food for the party and my friend Sharon in Bridgend is doing the same and collecting the balloons for tonight.
Scooby


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: My guru always said
Date: 13 Apr 06 - 07:37 AM

You a bit stressed Jillie? Setting off now, see you soon. Safe journeys everyone!


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: Scooby Doo
Date: 13 Apr 06 - 09:31 AM

Just like MGAS says safe journeys everyone.
Scoody


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 14 Apr 06 - 06:46 AM

It should be up and running well by now, so this is a gratuitous refresh with a song from Miskin 2003:

Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2003
From: Nigel Parsons - PM
Date: 25 Apr 03 - 10:33 AM

MISKIN 2003
(TTTO Llwyn Onn- The Ash Grove)

Verse 1
I went down to Miskin to visit a folk fest,
And see if the weekend held something for me.
I'd seen it on 'Mudcat' and thought it would be best
To visit 'cos some of my weekend was free
So I picked up my camera, and gathered my songbooks
My longing for singing. I gave it its head.
But when I arrived in that small Miskin village
The pub had no 'Hwyl',
And it all seemed quite dead!


Verse 2
I got to 'The Miskin' a pub with a hist'ry
And thought I might meet with someone from 'The 'Cat'
But as I sat drinking, I thought 'tis a myst'ry
These 'folk' are all locals, so where am I at?
But then I was 'pointed' down to the Scout campsite
Where folk were carousing inside Miskin Mill
I got introduced to some folk from the 'Cat site,
And sat there, conversed there, and drank there until....

Chorus
.. There was singing and drinking,
And dancing and drinking
Lace making, and drinking
'Corn dollies' and beer
I had such a time there that now I am thinking
I'll be back at Miskin at Easter next year!

Verse 3
So now that I've found what these folk fests are like, I
Am looking for somewhere new that I can go.
I've heard about Cambridge, Glynllifon and Sidmouth
And dancing with 'Obby 'Orse down at Padstow
But if I can make it
My wallet may take it
To Upton Upon Severn I'm hoping to go.
If I can just get there, I think it would be fair
To give up the booze for the weekend .although.

Chorus
There's singing and drinking,
And dancing and drinking
Lace making, and drinking
'Corn dollies' and beer
I'll have such a time there that now I be thinking
I'll have to do folk fests throughout all the year!


Nigel


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Subject: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 14 Apr 06 - 03:01 PM

Message on behalf of Miskin Man:

"Having a lovely time: Wish you were here."

Or, to paraphrase:
The sun is up, the sky is blue
We're singing here, So where are you?
We're at Miskin. Miskin in South Wales.

The forecast is a good weekend
The singing here should never end
We're at Miskin
Where the **** (hell?) are you

Oh, Misery, misery.
By Sunday (night) we'll have barrels two or three.
Most of the beer has been the best
By Sunday night we'll drink the rest
And be singing. Singing in South Wales


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 14 Apr 06 - 03:03 PM

Also, new song (of mine) for Miskin this year, bearing in mind the recent wedding in S.Wales:

Bugeilio'r Maes Gwyn: (Miskin Watch)
(tune)Bugeilio'r gwenith gwyn

Idle days at Easter time
In poor, or clement, weather.
At Miskin in Glamorgan's Vale
We all will meet together.
In "The Cottage" or "The Mill"
We'll all combine our singing.
We'll meet our friends; we'll drink our fill,
We'll set the rafters ringing.

Folk may come from far and wide.
From Porth or Tonypandy.
To toast Crane-Driver and his bride.
And raise a glass to Andy
It's he who keeps us coming here
To him a debt we're owing.
He books the site, he books the 'Acts'
He keeps the be-er flowing.

For long as salt is in the sea.
Long as my hair keeps growing (o.k. poetic licence, it's in the original)
Long as my heart beats in my breast
To Miskin I'll be going.
It is a small but friendly fest.
And we all love it dearly.
That's why so many of 'The Best'
Insist on coming yearly

So once more we'll sup our ale
And raise our voices higher
Once snug inside old Miskin Mill
Around that old log fire.


Nigel Parsons 14/3/06


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 14 Apr 06 - 03:45 PM

Also new, from Robin Burns:

WELCOME TO THE MISKIN FESTIVAL
(Hotel California: The Eagles)

Driving along the motorway at seventy miles an hour
Passing all the cars along the way going just a little bit slower
Looking out for the exit, juction thirty four
Driving into Miskin
To hear the people roar

    Welcome to the Miskin Easter festival
    Such a lovely place, such a lovely space
    Such happy faces
    Plenty of room at the Miskin Easter festival
    One time of year, this time of year
    You can find it here

Down the road is the campsite, not close but not too remote
Covered in caravans and campers wedged level on the slope
If it rains it will get slippy and they'll end in a heap
Right down at the bottom
For that slope is steep

The bar is stacked with barrels full of real ale
We are all real ale drinkers so no other beer's for sale
You can always tell a folkie by the tankard hanging on his hip
He always drinks in swallows
Never takes a sip

There's songs of every kind, some of this and some of that
Sung by every kind of voice; level, harp and flat
With instruments in staes of tune from 'out' to 'almost in'
The real ale blends it all
Into one great glorious din

Squeeze boxes squeezing in and out for Morris in the yard
Men and women in coloured clothes, red face and breathing hard
Some say it is passion, some say it's the dance
But the bunkhouse has only single bunks
Nothing's left to chance!


Transcribed by Nigel


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: GUEST,Scooby Doo
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 09:06 AM

Had a fantastic festival at Miskin and Toby enjoyed his birthday.He had weird and wonderful presents thankyou from his mum.I would also like to thank Andy for such a wonderful festival and Jillie.
Scooby


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: Cats
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 11:02 AM

Sorry we didn't make it. I had to leave conference and come home early as I had another spasm of not being able to breathe or swallow and nearly ending up in hospital again! No fun and no Miskin...... Still there's always Fox and Hounds. Hope to see you all there.


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: GUEST,Richard Bridge
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 12:08 PM

A really excellent weekend.   Many thanks to Andy.


Average speed 50 on the way back. No punctures!


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: Zany Mouse
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 12:35 PM

Mick and I have just arrived home.

FANTASTIC time (thanks, Andy and Jillie). I've had my folk-batteries recharged all ready for the festival season.

Also, a big thanks to everyone who made this such a smooth running, fun festival: the bar piskies, the kitchen elves and the wonderful lace-ladies to mention just a few.

Consider us booked for Miskin 2007!

Rhiannon


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: Morticia
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 12:35 PM

Reporting in as safe home too, our thanks to Andy and Jillie for yet another fantastic weekend! How do they do it?


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: MBSLynne
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 12:51 PM

Yep...we've just got back too. Brilliant Miskin...even better than ever. Thank you so much Andy and Jilly. Best festival on the calendar!

The concert with Isambarde, Jonny and Vicki and Coleman and Harriet was wonderful. I also loved the pipes workshop, the procession, Daniel's Band, the Mummers' play, a joke session we got into last night.....and just the general ambience and mixing with our 'family'. Don't want to sound too sloppy, but I love you guys!

I think Richard enjoyed it quite a lot too! :-)

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: GUEST,Scooby Doo
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 02:01 PM

Glad you are all home safe and sound.
Scooby


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: daughter
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 02:06 PM

......"And they call it, Puppy Lo-o-o-ove......"

Oh Richard, will the fun ever end? tee hee xx



But seriously folks, how lovely to see you all and share the best fest again. I'll post piccies when I get the hang of it!
Russ says ta for drinkin' the beer - that didn't last long did it?!
xx


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: GUEST,Richard Bridge
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 02:24 PM

I ought also to have praised Tori: a wonderful wonderful performance that moved me to tears twice in 20 minutes.

Where can I get a gig list? Internet searching finds someone else with a similar name.....

Her maybe CD is now a must for my next birthday (or the one after that, depending on the production timescale).


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: Lady Policeman
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 02:57 PM

Thanks Andy and Jilly and all the bar staff and kitchen staff and toilet cleaners and litter picker uppers and tent erecters and oh I could go on forever but seriously thanks to everyone for making such a great weekend. Bill reckons it's one of the best birthdays he's had. Back home now having flown past the enormous queues on the other side of the motorway. Glad I don't live north of Miskin! Queue stretched from Weston Super Mare to Exeter!!
See you all very soon I expect or even when I don't expect.
Kath and Bill


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: Dave Earl
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 03:03 PM

Hello all,

Arrived home safely courtesy of Vectis and Ian (so if they survived the journey from here to Seaford they are home as well).

Great time all weekend despite plaintif and non productive rendition of Bring Us a Barrel on Sunday night.

Thanks Andy and Jilly.

Dave and Elizabeth


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: The Barden of England
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 03:10 PM

What a wonderful festival. For Andy and Jillie and all the people who worked so hard to make this festival what it is I salute you - your devotion comes through loud and clear. A big thank you for making my first Miskin not my last(hopefully of course) and I agree that the concert with Isambarde, Jonny and Vicki and Coleman and Harriet was very special, but then again all the rest of the artists were too. Couldn't be better could it.
John Barden


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: ShadyLady
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 03:57 PM

I had an absolutely brilliant time. It was so cool!
I'm going to miss festivals so much until June because Donisthorpe is so cut off from anything folkie until then, (my Mum and Dad's session).
I loved Miskin so much, and a big thank you to everyone who helped it be so great,
ShadyLady


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: Polly Squeezebox
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 04:37 PM

Well, we're home too - and I'm fine and healthy, anybody who remembers what happened two years ago will know what a relief that is!

Big, big thanks to Andy and Jillie - not only for the festival which was wonderful, but also for being such very special, warm people.

Also special thanks for the wonderful warm welcome I got when I arrived in Nellie Dean's on Thursday night - mostly from our extended Mudcat family - what a wonderful bunch you are. Fondest wishes to Scooby and son (even closer extended family!).

Polly


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: GUEST,Scooby Doo
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 04:43 PM

Thanks Polly,It was good to see you vertical too,sorry didnt get that chat.
Glad your all getting home what ever the means Breton Cap.
Love you loads Polly.
Scooby


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 04:52 PM

We are home too. We passed the barman on the side of the road waiting for the RAC and he later passed us towed by same so hope he made it (we waived but don't think he saw us and with a full car and caravan we couldn't do much more).
Yet another wonderful Miskin, many thank Andy and Jilly and everyone who makes it such.


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: GUEST,frog and frogette
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 05:08 PM

No longer Miskin virgins. We had a sooooperb time many thanks. Lovely to see so many friends there.


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: Micca
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 05:08 PM

I am home too, Knackered and sung out but very happy, Many thanks to everyone who made it a Memorable Festival, Andy (The King) and Jillie, Rosie, who didnt need prompting after the first visit to the catering door but got me a tea every time I appeared(almost). I will try and collect my thoughts later and post more!


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: Hawker
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 05:33 PM

Just got back from the pub - too tired to cook!
Wow! I am glad I left Cornwall for Easter! How did they fit all those cars in while I was away! a solid 3 lane traffic jam from Wales to about Okehampton! - all going North!
Thank you Andy and Jillie and crew for the usual dose of fun, frolics, fine food and a fabulous Festival.
Highlights came thick and fast, For Me, Jim McAdams melted me with Westlin winds then disolved me into tears when he followed it with 'I Never Found My Eldorado' Mash were stunning and made me wish that I had stuck to attempting to play an instrument when I was younger - Dad you deserve to be rightfully proud! Great to see and hear Capella again. All those friends I have not seen - some for over a year - it's only now I realise how much Ive missed you all! I am miffed to have missed Hilary Ward (Guru) as I has to steward when she was on, but I know I'll catch up with her soon! - and well done with the raffle - you are a star! Sue White and Herbaceous Border - well me and Amber just loved it - Yippeee I can dance again! Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer Yes Yes Yes more please! - and what a lovely couple! and the reason I soooo looked forward to Miskin was Harriet and Colman - and I was not disappointed. Then there was the Colman & Harriet, Vicki & Jonny, Isambarde session at the end of Sunday's concert what a stunning performance - the rehearsal wasnt half bad either! Oooh and the mega tissue event when Andy got presented with a cross stitch picture of the tune Jonny wrote, entitled 'Andy Jackson'
And the late night in the cottage sing with Peter Collins and Moira Craig last night was the greatest way to end the festival for me.
Thank you all who were there it was fun. A special thanks to the Saturday night misicians in the Marquee who played me to sleep in my camper in the car park. I have never has such a wonderful lullaby!
Great to see you Scooby - after tricking us all into thinking you weren't coming! Keep smiling.
So many magic moments I was not surprised to learn that the absent friends trophy was not awarded this year - how on earth could anyone choose!!!!!!
Great to put faces to more mudcat names!
Extended family of Miskinites I salute you all and thank you for your company and conviviality See you all again soon, if not next Easter!
Cheers, Lucy


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: Eye Lander
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 02:24 AM

This will be a short posting, getting ready for work now. Arrived home 8pm last night, in bed soon after 10!!! PHEW


Now hang on a minute you peeps, who makes Miskin wonderful? You ALL do. If we didn't have YOU we wouldn't have a Miskin. Thank YOU for a wonderful festival, and we are very glad you all enjoyed yourselves.

Jillie
Andy won't be online yet, doubt he can find computer.


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: pixieofdoom
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 03:18 AM

Hello all, home all safe after a fantastic weekend. Thanks to everypne who help to make Miskin one of the best festivals going. A huge thankyou to all the wonderful people who helped with the Welcome home banner, it was a really thoughtful gesture, and all the yellow ribbons around the tree's, I was really overwhelmed. Anyone going to Hastings?

Wassail!! Chris and Fiona


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: Essex Girl
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 04:25 AM

Made the fastest time ever home, despite being overtaken by Mary & Ian!!. Managed to reverse the caravan on the drive eventually. Need more practice so will have to go to more festivals!!. None as good as Miskin though. Terrific weekend.


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: GUEST,Scooby Doo
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 04:38 AM

I was so pleased to see you again Essex Girl.Get out more and enjoy yourself.
Lots of love.
Scooby


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: Selchie - (RH)
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 04:41 AM

Wonderful weekend, a great gathering of friends & a terrific holiday atmosphere ~ there is nothing else like it. Only my second Miskin & enjoyed every moment, met so many more new friends especially on the raffle with Hils. who's taught me a lot & we will be back!! :-) be warned. Excellent result & hope to hear soon how the long distance Morris dance is progressing. If all goes to plan will post any news when he turns up on my patch tomorrow.)

Great fun in the Kitchen, (More tea Micca!) everyone works so hard everwhere to make it the success it always is.

A big, big thank you to Andy & Jillie you are two lovely people who do so much for us all, you deserve all the praise you get.

Love to all

Rosie


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 04:53 AM

Hi all, just to voice my love and thanks to everyone for making my first Miskin a memorable time. The singing was fantastic and it was great to have time to actually talk to people for a change.
The accustics in the cottage are the best ever anywhere and singing in there was an absolute joy. Sunday's late session was great despite the port doing terrible things to my memory!!. had a great time and hope to come again next year. thanks Andy, Jillie and everyone else who made it such a brillient event. Moira


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: Abuwood
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 05:10 AM

Doctors should recommend Miskin as the perfect tonic!
What a wonderful weekend, Andy & Jillie take so much time for all those little things that make everyone feel great and their team work so hard but always with a smile.
We agree with Rosie - there's nothing else like it.
Miskin is No 1.
Roll on 2007.
Ali & Steve


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 05:26 AM

First visit to Miskin, and I'm still completely stunned. Woke this morning with the sound of those sessions still ringing in my ears.

This was a truly amazing experience. Folk just doesn't get any better.

Thanksw to all for the way Winnie and I were taken into the heart of things by everyone, and what about Andy? I could swear he'd been cloned. He was everywhere at once, dealing with everything, quietly, efficiently, and always with a smile.

Thanks too to all those who worked their socks off so we could just enjoy.

Consider us booked for next year, and I'll swear off chain saws so that I can use the Framus.

One lasting joy is in knowing the people I'm talking to on the Cat. That really is beyond price.

Don & Winnie T.


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: GUEST,Scooby Doo
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 06:56 AM

You were just as good singing without your guitar,i look forward to next year to hear you with your guitar.I really enjoyed hearing you sing every time i walked through Nellie.s Den.
Thank you.
Scooby


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: GUEST,Banjoke
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 07:18 AM

Must join in with all the praise. Margaret & I plus of course the microbe (Ann) had a truely great time. Can I just mention the mini-sessions that took place in the heated tent, very relaxed and quite intimate little gatherings. When there were only two of us it was like running a folk club again!

Love to you all, David


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: MuddleC
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 07:23 AM

well, that was my first Miskin, and the only moan I have is about the climb back up to the campsite/carpark.. my dodgy ankle dinna care for it, oh and that kid with the train set, fancy his parents letting him run it all through the night..... need some wrong sort of leaves or conviscate 22yds of rail... that'll sort it it!. Found the cure for insommnia, stay up till 2am listening to the impromptu sessions, stopped only by lack of drink and frostbite!
-so , Monday night I'm in Coventry, and inna sesion with 2/3rds of Isambarde (the small and beautifully formed Jude was zzzzzzzzz), and Coleman Connelly strangling his gooseneck.....it were a tight squeeze in that wee room, and Coleman almost had his ear sawn off by Emma's bow several times..! so you see , the fun continues......
Thank you to Andy & Co, and all who took part.
(and to the funny woman with the red face and the man with the metal uke, cheers for telling me about it)


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: Townie
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 07:59 AM

What a wonderful festival,so great to see so many old friends "I know not so much of the old". Why havn't I been before - I must have missed such a lot. Havn't enjoyed myself so much for ages. I know Geoff felt the same and of course I think Emma enjoyed herself - just a LITTLE!!!!   Big thank you to Sue - enjoyed the dancing. Look forward to seeing you all next Miskin and hopefully some of you before then. Next stop Fox & Hounds.


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: MBSLynne
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 09:16 AM

Daughter! That's naughty!! How nice though, to see my baby taking steps into being a grownup amongst all our extended family. I know they got quite a lot of teasing, but it was all very affectionate and I think the general thought was "Ahhhhhhhhhh....."

The music in the little marquee was certainly a wonderful way to go to sleep. Don't understand why other festivals make people stop playing at a certain time. Nothing noisy and intrusive about that sort of sound.

I'd like to go on about how great it was, but I've already said it. Miskin not only re-charges my folkie batteries, but actually reminds me of who I really am, which is priceless

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: Snuffy
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 09:17 AM

There is nothing like Miskin anywhere else, which is why people keep coming back - and spreading the word! It's just such a perfect start to the festival season, with room to see top-class performers uncluttered by mikes and amps; or join in a craft or dance workshop; or sing or play whatever floats your boat (almost round the clock if you wish); or even just to relax and talk and watch the world go by.

Great to see so many of the regular attenders back again, and so many new faces this year, who nearly all quickly seemed to "get" what Miskin is about and added their own wonderful contribution to that old Miskin magic.

With all the uncertainties of coping with an extra day, huge thanks must go to all the bar staff, kitchen staff and stewards for their extra duties, but especially to Andy and Jillie and their team for their planning beforehand and tireless work during the festival keeping their fingers on the pulse.

WassaiL! V

Oh, and where can I get the dance notation for that Upton-on-Severn "Chav" Dance?


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: GUEST,Tori
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 09:26 AM

Hi,
Just wanted to add my thanks to Andy, Jillie and the team - what a festival! I really don't know how you manage to do it, year after year - you are true stars! Thank you for everything!

highlights for me: Tracy Curtis, George Simmons, Ember, the session on Sunday with Isambarde, Harriet and the gang, 'Chav' morrisdancing on Sunday night, Peter Collins, Mike Nicholson and many many more...

thanks to everyone who made it wonderful,

Tori


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Subject: RE: Miskin at Easter 2006
From: The Barden of England
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 09:27 AM

Also forgot to mention how much I enjoyed 'Ember', and the singing and playing in Nellies and upstairs too, along with hearing all the wonderful singers and players in those sessions. The Hill did for me too, but when your six-pack has turned into a firkin, your bum needs two chairs to sit on, your lungs have been got at by a severe infection 5 years back, you're on 5 pills for the blood pressure and you're carrying a guitar, I suppose it is a bit daunting. Never mind - it helped to burn off some of the copious amount of ale that I drunk.
John Barden


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