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Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007

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Subject: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 08 Sep 06 - 04:47 PM

Hello all,

The lovely Giok and the equally lovely Leadfingers have been asking about Loughstock in 2007 (which I am led to believe is being christened 007 - as witty as expected, but slightly misleading as it'll be the 5th one).

Anyway, I've just moved to the charmingly idyllic and pastoral environs of East London and am a bona fide Oyster card owner which I believe qualifies me to make rude remarks about all you provincial types who live somewhere like *snort* Hull. To cut a long story short, the hugely crippling rent I now pay means that finances - and new job reponsibilties - may curtail my February wanderings, but there's nowt to stop you going to Portaferry on your own - you should all know the way by now.

Dates suggested are 10th Feb or so, which sounds just grand, and I'll leave you to argue with yerselves over whether or not that clashes with naked morris sides at dawn (oh no, wait, that's Eurogathering!). So yes, please plot and plan, and I will tease you with the will-she-or-won't-she make an appearance and play one and a half tunes badly.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 08 Sep 06 - 04:53 PM

Oh yes, previous Loughstock are illustrated on the photos pages and threads are here:
Loughstock 4-score
Loughstock III
Loughstock II
Loughstock
(Usual thread jumbled-uppedness applies.)


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 08 Sep 06 - 05:18 PM

It's 007 as it's licensed to thrill, but not to lock out innocent limping old men!
So all those interested in going that weekend, please let me know, and we'll work out a cunning plan [no turnips]
Giok


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: skarpi
Date: 08 Sep 06 - 05:18 PM

Hallo , me and my band will show up this weekend
soo all see you then with my Irish cap ............

All the best Skarpi Iceland.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 08 Sep 06 - 05:33 PM

Oh well I'm not going to miss a weekend involving Giok and skarpi and skarpi's band AND thrills!


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Emma B
Date: 08 Sep 06 - 05:40 PM

Giok! - you will be a Spring Chicken / Bionic Man by then - count me in too!


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 08 Sep 06 - 05:40 PM

Fine girl ye are!
G.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 08 Sep 06 - 05:41 PM

Oops, Emma snuck in there, I'm sorry Emma but that was for the lovely Kate my duetting partner.
G.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 08 Sep 06 - 05:47 PM

Where in the sparkling metropolis of East London are you living Fibs?!


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 08 Sep 06 - 07:02 PM

GREAT !! Uxbridge has Coope Boyes and Simpson at Compass Theatre on the third so I can have BOTH weekends with good music !!
Are we all staying at Barholme this time ?


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: skarpi
Date: 09 Sep 06 - 02:33 AM

Barholme I think so


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: bfdk
Date: 09 Sep 06 - 03:57 AM

I'm in, just tell me where to go and when ;-))

Best wishes,

Bente


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 10 Sep 06 - 07:15 AM

At a quick glance , it looks as though I will be arriving at Belfast International mid afternoon Friday . leaving shortly after lunch Monday - I will be hiring a car (At Great Expense) for the weekend and am only too pleased to hang around to pick people up for a return trip to Barholme - I will NOT Be a lot more expensive than a taxi , and a LOT easier than the bus !! PM me for seats in the car !!


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 10 Sep 06 - 12:21 PM

Hi Khatt - Wapping (the estate bit, not the posh warehouse conversion bit, can't afford the yuppie lifestyle on a lecturer's salary, more's the pity). Once I get properly unpacked and settled I'll have to meet up with all the Catters inside Greater London!

I'll try and get to Portaferry too, although it's my family's turn to get me and Frank Mills for Christmas, so returning in February makes for quite a lot of time in Co. Down!


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 10 Sep 06 - 04:50 PM

OOooooohhh.. sounds good... we'll talk about it...

LTS


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 11 Sep 06 - 01:58 PM

so how definite is the 10 Feb date?


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 11 Sep 06 - 02:28 PM

It's confirmed Philippa, planes are booked as are rooms.

YIPPEE

Giok


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 11 Sep 06 - 06:51 PM

It looks like a good weekend - Me , Giok , Bente , Skarpi , + Mrs ,
Skipjack , makes a good start ! With several 'Dont Knows' , though its early days yet !!


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: skarpi
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 02:43 AM

hi all we have booked the flight so now book the Barholm , and talk to my band again .

All the best Skarpi Iceland.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 03:24 AM

When you've decided you're coming, and as you get your bookings done and your flights booked, perhaps you could give the details to me, then there will be an overview, if we need to co-ordinate transport in Ulster. Date and time of arrival in Belfast should do, number of party, and any travel arrangements made, like hiring a car and space available therein if possible. Those arriving via Stanstead might need to coordinate that end, but let us know what you arrange.
Do remember how much space instruments can take up in vehicles!!
Thanks


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 07:11 AM

My Gay Accordion, with candleabra extension, will need its own vehicle


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: GUEST,Fibula sans cookie at new place of work
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 08:10 AM

Hullo all, if the Liberace aerophone is making an appearance then I simply must come.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Maryrrf
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 10:23 AM

I'm working on it and would like to come if I can - in the middle of some job complications right now!


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 10:30 AM

Mary - It would be great to get at least one transponder over to join us ! If I can help at all . PM me !


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 06:24 PM

WE'RE COMING!!!!

Or so he said earlier.... don't know if he's done any bookings or anything yet, but someone tell him he needs to get in quick for Barholme....

LTS


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 06:39 PM

great Liz !


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Den
Date: 13 Sep 06 - 10:36 AM

I'm very tempted...very tempted, although I was in Portaferry for the festival this year. I will have to see how the old schedule and holiday funds are shaping up after my trip to Seattle and Vancouver Island in January.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 14 Sep 06 - 06:19 AM

Wahts an "Oyster Card"?


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: manitas_at_work
Date: 14 Sep 06 - 06:48 AM

An electronic travel card used in London. It's basically a swipe card that can be used to pay bus and tube fares.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 14 Sep 06 - 06:50 AM

wahts it called oyster for?


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: manitas_at_work
Date: 14 Sep 06 - 07:30 AM

The contents are valuable?


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 04:05 AM

It's because people who use it are shellfish


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 06:45 AM

Huh! You can talk Mr BusPass!!

But on the subject of shellfish... does anyone want custody of a Limpit for that weekend? There's not a great deal for her to do there and she disrupts my drink...erm.. .singing by suggesting inappropriate songs and whining to go to the shops when they're closed.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Maryrrf
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 09:41 PM

Linda at Barholme said it's best to book now because she is already getting some reservations for February. It would be better if Barholme is completely taken over by folkies so we will have the run of the place!


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 16 Sep 06 - 03:34 AM

Musical anarchy beckons ☺

Giok


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 07:40 AM

Flights booked, Hire Car booked, Airport parking booked.
The buggers have cancelled the Inverness Belfast direct flight, so I have to drive to Glasgow again, which is a bit of a bummer.
Arrive Belfast International 15:35 Friday 9th February 2007.

Portaferry, be there or be sober !

Giok


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 08:02 AM

Be Sober ?? Not much chance after Fiddlers Green is open !!


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Maryrrf
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 09:02 AM

I haven't booked my flights yet but still watching the fares.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Effsee
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 11:32 AM

Giok, I read the other day about Flybe starting /taking over that route. Could be the way to go.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 04:25 PM

It's a 3½ hour trip via Edinburgh with Flybe, and they don't fly on the two days I want to go and come back on Frank. Bit of a difference from a hop of less than 1 hour from Inverness.
Giok


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 04:28 PM

Anyone heard from Skarpi yet? We're hoping to liase with him over flights and such, but no-one's heard from him for a while.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Effsee
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 04:41 PM

Invernes to Belfast via Edinburgh! Ye gods! It didn't mention that in the report I read. Sheesh.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: GUEST,skarpi at work
Date: 25 Sep 06 - 10:51 AM

Hi Liz I will PM you tonight
All the best Skarpi Iceland.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 30 Oct 06 - 06:46 AM

OK - So who is DEFINATELY Going ? Giok , Bente , Maryrrf me are signed up , Fibs seems fairly sure , Em , Liz and Manitas also . Skarpi and the band ?? I Hope so ! Skipjack looks like a good 'un , Any one else ? Not a peep from Andy in Munich , OR the Moohs .
If nothing else this will get it back on the screen !


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 30 Oct 06 - 11:03 AM

Synchronicity.... I've just this minute sent MudGuard an Email. I know he was changing jobs earlier this year, maybe he's not been able to get online as often.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 30 Oct 06 - 11:12 AM

Should I be putting my kidneys into training now?

LTS


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 30 Oct 06 - 11:38 AM

I'll come down and join your practice session tomorrow Liz
G.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 30 Oct 06 - 12:06 PM

Not my session tomorrow... got a Church thing to do...

but I'm sure you'll find someone to play with....

: )

LTS


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Shiamsa
Date: 30 Oct 06 - 08:49 PM

After Leadfingers' notification on another thread I'm thinking of coming along--I looked at some photos from a previous event and it looks like a lot of fun. I need to discuss this with the people I play with, in case there's something on that weekend, so won't be able to confirm for a week or two.

What's that instrument Mooman is playing in the photos--is it a small banjo (I'd love something like that!)?

Is anyone else coming from Dublin?

Cheers, Don Conlan


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 31 Oct 06 - 04:00 AM

I don't know what photo you were looking at, but Mooman has a lovely octave mandolin, and that is the most likely candidate.
Giok


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 31 Oct 06 - 12:56 PM

If it looked like a small banjo , it was probably Richards short scale tenor ! They are a fun instrument - Mine is a Mid twenties Vega Copy !


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Shiamsa
Date: 31 Oct 06 - 03:13 PM

Yes, it's probably the short scale tenor banjo. I tried to find one in Dublin, without success. Any idea where I might pick one up (to buy, I mean!)?

Cheers, Don


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 31 Oct 06 - 06:18 PM

PM sent Don


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Peter K (Fionn)
Date: 01 Nov 06 - 07:35 PM

We (I) had rashly assumed it would be the first weekend in Feb, which ties in with the local session. Maybe we will be able to manage the second weekend instead, but can't be sure about that yet. Will Eric and Lettie be candidates this time, and has anyone heard from Brendy in recent months?


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: skarpi
Date: 02 Nov 06 - 04:07 PM

hi all , just booked in the Narrows , so all set.

All the best Skarpi Iceland.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: skarpi
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 03:54 PM

Well I booked at the Narrows
so all the best Skarpi Iceland.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: MudGuard
Date: 13 Nov 06 - 01:54 PM

Hello Folks,

sorry for not having answered your mail yet, Liz - and Mary (ok, yours just arrived minutes ago ...). At the moment, we have high season in my business (car insurance), and with loads of extra time (last week, I had finished the official 40 hours/week on Wednesday around 11am ..., I ended last week after roughly 110 hours of work). So there was not much time left for mudcatting ...

    I intend 
to attend
the weekend


Fibs: an Oyster card? I thought you got a Whelks diploma in B.u.H. ;-)
Giok: you do not qualify as innocent (only for limping and old ;-))
Skarpi: if your band does not include Rosa - can you bring her anyway?
...
(sorry, no time to answer to everybody ...)

Liz: might there be a chance of visiting Hotel Draper on the Thursday night? I'll try to get this organized despite not having time for organizing it ...

Andy/MudGuard in a hurry ...


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: skarpi
Date: 13 Nov 06 - 02:24 PM

I will look into that Andy.
All the bestSkarpi Iceland


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 13 Nov 06 - 03:15 PM

Thats graet Andy - Portaferry without you would NOT be the same !
All we need now are The Moohs !!!


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Gulliver
Date: 13 Nov 06 - 06:20 PM

It looks like I will be coming along, will look into booking later this week. I just wanted to let you know that I changed my Mudcat name: from Shiamsa to Gulliver.

Don


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 13 Nov 06 - 06:28 PM

With a name like that you should go far!
Giok


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 14 Nov 06 - 02:58 AM

Andy MudGuard - OF COURSE!!!

We've got a couple of other guests that night too, but if all else fails, you can share with Manitas and I'll bunk up with Skarpi.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 14 Nov 06 - 03:06 AM

OOPs... did I say Skarpi?
























I meant Limpit.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: MudGuard
Date: 16 Nov 06 - 02:37 AM

Got my boss's signature on the "application for leave" for February 8th till February 13th.

Flights are booked.

Still waiting for an answer from Linda, master of Barholm ...

If someone will organize Sunday dinner cooking, I am ready to help.

Looking forward to meet y'all again!


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: MudGuard
Date: 16 Nov 06 - 06:28 AM

More good news (for me, not for those booking later): I got the last single room at Barholm! Only shared space available.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 16 Nov 06 - 12:21 PM

I hope you.ve been working on the whistle playing Andy !!


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Maryrrf
Date: 16 Nov 06 - 02:17 PM

I'll help with Sunday dinner too - but I'm not that good at organizing! Shall we form a committee?


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Emma B
Date: 16 Nov 06 - 02:23 PM

How about a nut roast Mary? :)


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Maryrrf
Date: 16 Nov 06 - 02:43 PM

There IS a way to make a cashew roast that substitutes for meat. But I don't know if the rest of the group would approve!


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 16 Nov 06 - 07:11 PM

Just bring a trailer load with you Mary, we'll find something to do with them I'm sure
Giok


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: SussexCarole
Date: 16 Nov 06 - 07:20 PM

We'll see if there's a last minute cheap flight from Cardiff. Would be great to be with you all


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 16 Nov 06 - 07:26 PM

Re Inforcements !! Whoo Peee !!


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: MudGuard
Date: 17 Nov 06 - 01:42 AM

Substitute meat?
Hm. I prefer the true stuff ...

Speaking about the true stuff:

To get into the right mood for Portaferry, tonight I will get me a good helping of something I brought back from there after Loughstock Fourscore:
some Feckin Irish Whiskey ...

SussexCarole:

I wish you come to Portaferry
Only for nights in Fiddler's Green
You could swim over the deepest ocean,
For our love to find
Though the sea is wide you still could cross over
Or borrow easyjet's wings to fly
I wish you could meet a handsome MudGuard
at Portaferry, to love and die

;-)


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: skarpi
Date: 17 Nov 06 - 05:11 PM

Feckin Whiskey.......... (_)(_)(_)(_)(_)(_)(_)_(_)_(_)(_)(_)_(_)

slánté,Skál.

sé þig seinna .

kv Skarpi


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Herge
Date: 18 Nov 06 - 10:01 AM

Hi all - hope to get down on the Sat with Jim the fiddle player from Larne and Gerry Rees - banjo player - who came along in 2005.

Herge


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 18 Nov 06 - 10:42 AM

Thats good news Herge - Especially as Gerry is an od mate from WAY back !


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Herge
Date: 20 Nov 06 - 12:30 PM

He certainly is od!


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 20 Nov 06 - 12:36 PM

And to rise in the world, sure he carried an od?


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: MudGuard
Date: 20 Nov 06 - 01:59 PM

As long as he isn't Odin ... ;-)


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: GUEST,mooman
Date: 21 Nov 06 - 06:04 AM

Sorry all... rarely come in these days...

We won't make it this year. Hope you all have a great time in Portaferry.

All the best,

Richard


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: MudGuard
Date: 21 Nov 06 - 06:27 AM

Richard, that's bad news! Greetings and all the best to Pat and you!


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Maryrrf
Date: 21 Nov 06 - 07:24 AM

We'll muss you, Richard!


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 21 Nov 06 - 09:14 AM

Your presence along with that of the lovely Lady McMoo will be sorely missed Richard. I can only hope that your circs change and you find you can join us after all, the door is always open.
Giok


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Brendy
Date: 21 Nov 06 - 08:57 PM

Not this year, I'm afraid, neither, Peter. I'm flying into Dub on the 11th Feb, but I'm making a B-Line for Clare the minute I collect the car.
So you can tell Big Nigel (or whatever his name is), that the coast is clear... ;-)

How's Richard...
I'll be in touch soon.

Have a goodun, Ladies & Gentlemen, and ask Jim to play that wee Paddy Canny jig (think it was in Gm) one more time for me....

All the best.

B.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Brendy
Date: 21 Nov 06 - 08:58 PM

Will be in touch soon, too, Den

;-)

B.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Peter K (Fionn)
Date: 23 Nov 06 - 10:33 AM

Glad you're alive and kicking Brendy. I've not seen much of Mudcat for a few months.

We can't make it either. White Tiger is turning into a pretty good fiddler, but Feb 11th is her birthday, and she's committed to celebrating it in England, for reasons to do with her social life. (Can't remember if that means Keith or Philip or Dion or Nick or Stuart or Tom....)


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 23 Nov 06 - 10:39 AM

Andy - are you doing pancakes again? I've managed to miss them every single time and I'm sorely jealous!

Looks like dinner is being organised so bring your eatin' irons!

How many will there be for Sunday Lunch at Barholme?? I need to calculate chocolate quantities.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: GUEST,from Skarpi at work
Date: 23 Nov 06 - 10:55 AM

Brendy .good to hear from you , peter sad you cant come .
all the best Skarpi Iceland.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 23 Nov 06 - 01:47 PM

I think its about time for a head count at Barholme and Adairs !
I am at Barholme Friday night to Monday morning and will have a car from and back to the airport !


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: MudGuard
Date: 23 Nov 06 - 03:00 PM

Liz, I never did pancakes - I only helped "My Guru always says" once, the other two times I was at Loughstock there were no pancakes (or they were hidden from me).
I'll be there for Sunday Lunch. That means: double the quantity ;-)

Liz, are you and Paul hiring a car? If so, I'll share ;-)

Terry: I will be at Barholm Friday night to Monday morning as well.
Btw, all people staying at Barholm: please order breakfast - Linda said she will only give ME breakfast if there are enough orders ...


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Brendy
Date: 23 Nov 06 - 03:29 PM

Nice one, Skarpi; are you heading back home on the Monday morning?
You should stick around for a few weeks, you know... the famous hat/cap should soak in a bit more of that good Co. Down air... ;-) Say hello to Rosa for me as well...

Send me a PM with your normal e-mail addy, Peter, if you will; I'm not much around here, neither, and although there are many here who will testify to my tardiness in the fine art of the sent e-mail, having your addy makes the odds of an oul' bit of correspondence, drastically slighter on my account.

Anybody thinking of hanging around for a week or so, should try and hit for the Donegal Gaeltacht. The sessions will be mighty, and the pubs will be warm - the perfect antedote to the shorter evenings, and the Atlantic gales.

'Tis there you'll find me...'

After the few days in Clare, of course

B.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Emma B
Date: 23 Nov 06 - 03:35 PM

Andy - I'm happy to include you in breakfast cooking any time.......well not TOO early that is :)


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 23 Nov 06 - 04:46 PM

Just don't let her near the door key Andy.
Giok


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 23 Nov 06 - 05:00 PM

Skarpi - if you should have a few of those hats to spare, bring them over, I'm sure we could find buyers for them... you could go into business with Skipjack importing them....

LTS


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 23 Nov 06 - 05:07 PM

You could become that hat fatcats!
G


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Letty
Date: 25 Nov 06 - 12:40 PM

Sorry, I can't make any promises... Would love to go but:
- low on funds
- my car now only works when it's not raining (very funny in Ireland)
- am desperately trying to finish my dissertation so I can be overeducated as well as unemployed.

But I'll have to see nearer the date, even if it means sleeping in the car.

Letty


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: skarpi
Date: 25 Nov 06 - 01:52 PM

Brendy I am going to Belfast either on Sunday or Monday , London
on thusday , Iceland on Wendsday.
The hat hmmmmmmm I have to think about that heheheh.
all the best Skarpi Iceland
P.s would love to go to Donegal .....


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: skarpi
Date: 25 Nov 06 - 02:13 PM

Letty I hope can make it

All the best Skarpi Iceland.


hehehe 100


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: GUEST,Skarpi from work
Date: 30 Nov 06 - 05:26 AM

it seems that we all coming after all :>))

it would be nice if we coult have one consert
with Icelandic music ?

we´ll see

all the best Skarpi Iceland.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 30 Nov 06 - 06:15 AM

An Icelandic concert!! Wow, that sounds great.. we can all sit around and say 'that was an Irish tune first!' : )

LTS


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: skarpi
Date: 30 Nov 06 - 03:18 PM

I dont think so Liz , this is a very spezial one !!!!
Liz is there a B&B near your house ? or a hotel


All the best Skarpi Iceland.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 30 Nov 06 - 05:42 PM

There is an F1 hotel not too far away, but we have room to sleep up to 6 people if they don't mind sharing the odd bed...

Now, would everyone who is sleeping at Hotel Draper please PM me or Manitas your flight times, we can sort out transport to and from the airports.

LTS


(F1 is a good quality, cheap hotel chain found across Europe - there's one in the UK and we've got it in Barking, a 10 min drive away).


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 30 Nov 06 - 05:53 PM

It has been suggested that we run a proper ceilidh on the Saturday night, or a concert, and that we all learn either the same party piece, or we draw lots for groups of 2 or 3 to learn a song and do it on the night.
Suggestions welcome.
Giok


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: MudGuard
Date: 01 Dec 06 - 02:02 AM

For audience safety, I will practice the tune called "listen to what the musicians play" ;-)


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 01 Dec 06 - 09:01 AM

Can I play my Icelandic tune, Skarpi? Betty, is that F1 hotel the one I poured Cara back into after the Handfasting?


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: GUEST,Oaklet
Date: 01 Dec 06 - 10:05 AM

I'm Barking mad, me - I love the place.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Maryrrf
Date: 01 Dec 06 - 10:49 AM

I am up for the Ceilidh idea. Are we still thinking of making the Sunday roast into a Burns night?


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 01 Dec 06 - 02:29 PM

The Sunday Roast can be Burned if you want.... or as I call it... Done to an old Dorset recipe.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: MudGuard
Date: 02 Dec 06 - 04:49 PM

How is it in the pubs? Is smoking still allowed in pubs in the six counties?

Last February it was still allowed, but forbidden in the 26 counties.

Has the law been changed? (I hope it has ...)


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: MudGuard
Date: 14 Dec 06 - 02:05 AM

Ok, I found out that the law is changing - but only in April ...

So we only get a smoke-free pub night at Loughstock Six-Pack (which I hope will take place in 2008), not at Loughbond 007 (my name is Bond - Lough Bond)


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 14 Dec 06 - 04:11 AM

Andy you should be loughed up for that joke!
G


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 14 Dec 06 - 07:09 AM

Any one who can 'Pun' in a foreign language SHOULD be Loughed up John ! LOL Keep it up Andy !


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: bfdk
Date: 14 Dec 06 - 07:20 AM

Andy, I thought you were Lough Bound :o))

Bente


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: MudGuard
Date: 14 Dec 06 - 02:57 PM

Are you talking about me? I don't speak (and do not even know) any language called "foreign". Which countries is it spoken in?


;-)


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: skarpi
Date: 17 Dec 06 - 02:17 PM

Refresh
bless Skarpi


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 17 Dec 06 - 02:29 PM

Right now boys and girls, here's Plan 'A', we have asked that it be confirmed with Frank our genial host at the Fiddlers Green, that we can have the use of the back room. Once that is confirmed it is intended to ask for names of those who want to do a spot. Once we have that I will divide the number of voulunteers by the time available, say from 9PM till Midnight, leaving space for floor spots and unscheduled guests.
So there you have it jolly boys and girls, all inputs and or suggestions welcome. Except those which are physically impossible.
Slainthe
Giok


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 17 Dec 06 - 02:38 PM

This is for the Saturday night BTW.
G.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 17 Dec 06 - 03:13 PM

Put me down for a spot John - And are we looking at any 'scratch band'
stuff as well ? I will have Mandolin and whistles as well as the banjola !


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 17 Dec 06 - 03:43 PM

Right that's one willing conscript.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Maryrrf
Date: 17 Dec 06 - 06:32 PM

I'll do a spot, Giok!


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Declan
Date: 17 Dec 06 - 08:10 PM

I don't mean to hijack you're thread, but Brendy if you are going to Clare that week-end there is a gathering of musicians/singers in Ballyvaughan that weekend, that is worth a visit if you don't have other plans. Unfortunately that means that Portaferry is out for me also.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: skarpi
Date: 18 Dec 06 - 01:33 AM

Three with me , Giok you not Going ?? thats strange why ??
Ballyvaughan ? what is there and where is it ? Brendy get a heck up to Portaferry men :>) and do a half an hour Concert for us .
on Saturday Please .

All the best Skarpi Iceland.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Herge
Date: 21 Dec 06 - 12:48 PM

Hi
Is it final that it will be a concert setting for the Sat as opposed to an informal session?


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 21 Dec 06 - 01:10 PM

Only in the evening from about 9 till midnight Herge, plenty time apart from that for informal stuff.
Giok


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 28 Dec 06 - 11:13 AM

We now have a website for Loughstock , courtesy of Mary !! Hopefully I can do a link ! http://www.geocities.com/loughstock/


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 28 Dec 06 - 11:14 AM

Bloody Hell !! It worked !!


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 28 Dec 06 - 11:20 AM

Aye Terry, you're not just a pretty face after all!
G.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 28 Dec 06 - 11:54 AM

Thank for the 'Not Just' instead of the 'Not Even' !!


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 29 Dec 06 - 08:02 AM

Just had a scan through and done a short list ! It looks at the moment as though its Giok , Leadfingers, Maryrrf , EmmaB , Skarpi plus 4 , Bente(bfdk) , Andy(Mudguard) , Liz the Squeak , Manitas , Gulliver and Herge plus 2 , so we are fairly well stocked with Singers and Musicians !
Any one else , have a look at the previos info and the Website for this year and get your tickets booked !


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 29 Dec 06 - 08:33 AM

Are Gordon and Sheila coming [Bassic and Rock Chick]?
G.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 30 Dec 06 - 11:01 AM

I sent Gordon a PM !


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 01 Jan 07 - 08:51 PM

But heard nowt so far !


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 03 Jan 07 - 11:34 AM

And its NEXT Momth !


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 03 Jan 07 - 12:12 PM

hello all,

When I was home over Christmas I asked Frank about the Quarterdeck (back room) on the Saturday. He doesn't manage the bar anymore, but said it might be okay. There's a guy doing food in the Quarterdeck nowadays, so I don't know the chances yet. I didn't get a chance to ask Grainne (Frank's daughter) as it was too busy when I was in over Christmas, but I've emailed them and am waiting for a reply.

An alternative to the Quarterdeck is the beauifully refurbished conservatory at the hostel, which has amazing acoustics and the bonus of cheaper drink as you get to bring your own! (Plus less distance to fall into bed, and no chances of being locked out! :)


(p.s. I will probably be partly present - now-ya-see-me, now-ya-don't - as my best friend is expecting her first baby and I'll be spending lots of quality girly time with her as I only get to see her when I make it over to Norn Iron.)


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Gizmo
Date: 03 Jan 07 - 07:00 PM

I really, really want to go - but have probably left it too late for cheap accomodation bookings etc, also I would kindly require a lift from the airport.

I'm still working on babysitting for that weekend, as I definitely won't be able to afford for three of us to go.

I'll be in touch soon


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Maryrrf
Date: 04 Jan 07 - 10:37 AM

Gizmo, there may be rooms left at Fiddler's Green or Adairs - they are not expensive! Give them a call!


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Declan
Date: 04 Jan 07 - 01:55 PM

I'm just butting in to your thread again to say the week-end in Ballyvaughan I referred to earlier is actually on the week-end commencing 16th February this year, which means that anyone who was staying on in Ireland after Loughstock could head down there.

Ballyvaughan is a village near the Burren in North-West Clare. Each year around mid February it is invaded by a group of musicians and singers from various parts of Ireland, England and Wales who indulge in Music, singing, drinking, watching rugby and various other social activities. There are many cottages to rent in the area if people are thinking of coming along, although many of these will be booked by now.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: wysiwyg
Date: 04 Jan 07 - 02:06 PM

Is there a list yet of who's in for sure, and the maybe's?

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Gizmo
Date: 04 Jan 07 - 03:39 PM

Yay yay yay!

Mananged to kiddies off to their grandparents - who will be jetting off to New Zealand and Australia this year, the first time they would have gone more than 2 weeks without seeing the kids, so are quite happy to have them.

I just now need to book a bed, flight and general travel to and from airports etc.

Lots to do - but I'll be there!

I didn't even have to beg.

Now - where to stay.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: skarpi
Date: 04 Jan 07 - 04:29 PM

Gizmo , you can stay at the Narrows or the Fiddlers Green ,
hotel Portaferry , go to google and print " Portaferry "
and you will find everything need .

Cant wait to meet you and all the others
All the best Skarpi Iceland.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: skarpi
Date: 04 Jan 07 - 04:37 PM

Gizmo , here you go- http://www.geocities.com/loughstock/Logistics.html.

All the best skarpi Iceland.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Gizmo
Date: 04 Jan 07 - 04:44 PM

Thanks Skarpi - can't wait to meet you either. Seen alot of your posts around.

Can't wait

First time I would have been to Ireland too.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 04 Jan 07 - 05:12 PM

Gizmo - there appears to be a coach party leaving from east London to the airport on Friday, so if your times are similar, we may be able to work something out.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Gizmo
Date: 04 Jan 07 - 05:48 PM

While chatting to Leadfingers, found out flight number - will try to get same one. If so I'll let you know. Would certainly make journey more interesting.

Just need to know what time most people will be flying back on Monday - and could I scrounge a lift back to the station?

PM if you wish.

I wil be travelling with an average size ruc sac and possibly a guitar. I have never been on a passenger plane before - what do I do? I assume rucsac would be hand luggage therefore what would guitar come under?

I may treat myself to a cheap argos one so I won't cry if it gets damaged. It won't sound as good, but I'm not playing for money.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 04 Jan 07 - 05:54 PM

The airlines are pretty good with guitars these days, just make sure you've got a hard case.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Gizmo
Date: 04 Jan 07 - 06:56 PM

I've been called a nut case


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 04 Jan 07 - 06:59 PM

Liz - Andy said he thought you were hiring a car ! IF so , we have spare seating on Friday afternoon ! Any one else ??


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Gizmo
Date: 04 Jan 07 - 07:00 PM

I'll need a lift


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: manitas_at_work
Date: 05 Jan 07 - 05:06 AM

I haven't hired a car yet, as I don't know how many people are travelling in our party! I thought it might be easier to get a cab.

Anyone wanting to stay over at the Draper's please let us know numbers!

Gizmo, if you're travelling Easyjet like us then you will almost certainly have to check the guitar in as hold baggage as they don't have much room in the cabins so make sure you have a hard case. Also be aware of the weight limits they impose.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Gizmo
Date: 05 Jan 07 - 08:50 AM

Thanks Manitas.

Got that half sorted. Flights are now booked. Will like to meet with you and Squeak at Stratford for coach if that's alright?

PM me with times etc

As for guitar, I will buy hard case, but will take a fairly light guitar - I tend to do cheap and cheerful anyway. Allowed 20 kgs no questions, but extend up to a max of 35 KGs if it does go over. Or I could bring the 3/4 size nylon. Will decide at weekend.

Got accomodation sorted just now - I'll be at Adairs!

Thanks for the suggestions guys.

I bet the next few weeks will go on forever now.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 05 Jan 07 - 12:40 PM

CAn we have a final listing for Hotel Draper please?

Liz the Squeak
Manitas
MudGuard
are definates...

Skarpi - are you staying with us and how many of you will there be? We have space still for another 2-3 if they don't mind cuddling up.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: skarpi
Date: 05 Jan 07 - 03:40 PM

hallo all, right I booked my self in to the Narrows so the bed
okei I can sleep this time , last time I did not .
Now I have to check my lift for me and my wife .that means I have to learn to drive LEFT side on the road ???bling how am I gonna do that

well well see

Liz we will not be staying at your place sorry .

All the best Skarpi Iceland.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Den
Date: 05 Jan 07 - 04:01 PM

Brendy, I thought you'd dropped off the face of the earth. Good to hear you're alive and well. Any word from Ciaran and the brother? Looks like I won't make it this year to Loughstock I'll be in Seattle and then Vancouver. Maybe next year. I'll plan for that. I'm saving me pennies for a cattle drive in Montana in September...don't ask.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 05 Jan 07 - 04:15 PM

No problem Skarpi - maybe next time?!

LTS


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: MudGuard
Date: 05 Jan 07 - 04:51 PM

Paul, as I intend to stay at Hotel Draper: 17, 42, 3.1415926535, 2.7182818, 2007 (I hope these are enough numbers - if not, just tell me, I can provide more ...) ;-)

Paul, a few years ago it was 48 pounds for the cab - single fare. Makes 96 pounds for the return trip.
Up to 4 passengers per cab (gets very cramped then), i.e. 12 pounds per person single, 24 return.
With 3 passengers it's 16 pounds single, 32 return.

(plus price increasements over the last few years ...)

I don't know the prices for hire cars ...


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 05 Jan 07 - 07:07 PM

I can provide seats for a couple - Gizmo ?? and Andy ?? Let me know !


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: skarpi
Date: 06 Jan 07 - 02:26 AM

?????????


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 06 Jan 07 - 05:44 AM

Thought Gizmo and Andy were with the Draper Mob Terry!
G.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 06 Jan 07 - 06:31 AM

For the information of those going by air, I thought this might be useful.
Giok


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 06 Jan 07 - 11:27 PM

I have Myself , Maryrrf and Gizmo with me - so ONE spare seat at the moment ! I think Andy will be with Paul and Liz , so they should have
a spare seat too ! Giok has four , so he is full , and Skarpi is doing his own thing ! IF any one else going to be at Belfast Int on
Friday afternoon , returning after lunch Monday , and looking for a lift , let us know !


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 10 Jan 07 - 12:07 PM

Refresh !


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: JohnB
Date: 10 Jan 07 - 10:47 PM

Skarpi, what I discovered on my last trip home (I live and drive in Canada now and have done both now longer here than there) Wherever you are in the world "if you have the correct vehicle for that area"
THE DRIVER SITS ON THE WHITE LINE. Give it a try, it works for me, you can also get used to it while you are at home.
GOOD LUCK read the small print, I don't accept any responsibility for anything, just ask my wife, JohnB


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 11 Jan 07 - 08:24 AM

If anyone leaving from east London would like food and a preparatory session on Thursday night, please let me know and I'll be happy to provide the food. The session is the usual one at the Chevy Chase in Stratford.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 12 Jan 07 - 07:42 AM

I think Maidenhead is going to be easier from THIS side of London Liz ! Especially wth Steve Turner as the Guest that night ! See you at Stanstead (or on the coach)


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 13 Jan 07 - 07:19 AM

Four weeks and counting !


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 15 Jan 07 - 07:22 AM

Just to keep it in view !


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 16 Jan 07 - 05:39 AM

Fiddlers just confirmed - back room available from 9pm on the Saturday - open to General Public and his cohort also though, so start practising yer autographs.

I'll be over Friday evening sometime (these real jobs get in the way of early flights). If anyone needs a lift from George Best Belfast City (harbour) Airport that evening we can probably swing it.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Gizmo
Date: 16 Jan 07 - 12:32 PM

I for one am looking forward to

1 - a well deserved break from the city smoke of london

2 - Meeting all those who are going whether for a few hours or whole weekend and meeting the catters I've been chatitng to for awhile - as well as catching up with catters I've already met before.

3 - Having a jolly good time - and hearing lots of music.

Can't wait to meet you all.

Nicci


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 16 Jan 07 - 05:43 PM

Kidneys are in training and liver is on standby.....

What are we doing for Sunday lunch? Did anyone make a decision? I'm more than happy to cook if I know how many there are likely to be...

LTS


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 17 Jan 07 - 06:38 AM

Giok and Emma were talking haggis !! I dont mind , but there are a couple of Veggies !!


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: MudGuard
Date: 17 Jan 07 - 02:35 PM

haggis? I always thought a lunch has to do with eatable stuff ...


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 17 Jan 07 - 09:18 PM

Andy ! PLease ! And there I was thinking you were a Sophisticate !


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 18 Jan 07 - 03:11 AM

I wish I Could Shimmy Like Sophistocate?
G.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Gulliver
Date: 18 Jan 07 - 02:56 PM

Am planning to drive up from Dublin with a friend on Friday (that's the 9 February, right?).

Fiddlers Green booked out so am looking for a hotel/B&B.

Anything happening on Friday night?

Gulliver (formerly known as Shiamsa)


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 18 Jan 07 - 02:59 PM

We'll be in the Fiddlers Gulliver, as we won't get there till early evening it may not liven up till a bit late. You can also find people at the Barholm, which is the big building with the conservatory on it's right hand side, almost dead ahead as you come off the ferry.
Giok


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Maryrrf
Date: 18 Jan 07 - 03:20 PM

Try Adairs, Gulliver. Also some more info here at http://www.geocities.com/loughstock . There are some links to the official Portaferry website and some info on lodgings as well.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Gizmo
Date: 19 Jan 07 - 08:44 AM

Barholme and adairs are fully booked for single rooms, I had to get a double room myself at Adairs.

There were double rooms going at Barholme two weeks ago.

I suggest ring and find out.

Hope to see you there.

Gizmo


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Herge
Date: 19 Jan 07 - 06:31 PM

Hi Folks
Update on the Larne contingent that should be arriving Sat afternoon.

Myself
Jim the fiddler
Gerry Rees (banjo player who attended in 2005)
Colin (guitar / singer / banjo)
Gary (guitar / singer)

All staying in fiddlers.

See you then

Herge

P.S. Skarpi - any whale or shark on offer?


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 19 Jan 07 - 10:33 PM

Herge - We were hoping that Skarpi wouldnt bring the shark , just the Brennivven or what ever that Rot Gut is called ! And are you doing a 'spot' at the Saturday concert ?
And is Jerry bringing Susie down with him ?


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: skarpi
Date: 20 Jan 07 - 07:04 AM

Herge , you want some ?? no whale I dont eat that anymore
but shark its okei . I am against the whaling now I like
to look at them at sea .

Shark, herring, dry fish and Icelandic butter and Brennivin.

All thebest Skarpi ICeland.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Gulliver
Date: 20 Jan 07 - 04:31 PM

Booked into Different Strokes B&B. Gerry and I are from Dublin and play guitar and sing, I also do mandolin. Looking forward to the weekend!


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 20 Jan 07 - 04:57 PM

Nice to have you along Gulliver - I think we will probably congregate
in Fiddlers Green on Friday ! There is a fish and chip shop just down the road (In the Main Square )


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: MudGuard
Date: 20 Jan 07 - 07:47 PM

Will there be any Liliputians ( beside Terry Leadfingers ;-) ) as well?



MudGuard (Brobdingnagian) taking a Swift exit ...


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 21 Jan 07 - 04:39 AM

Well of course Andy, how could you forget Emma B, all 4'11" of her!

Giok


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 21 Jan 07 - 05:09 AM

EVERYONE is a Liliputian compared with MudGuards' 8'19" frame....

I have to stand on the second stair up just to give him a hug....

LTS


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 21 Jan 07 - 07:13 AM

Until I met Andy , I hadnt realised it COULD be piled so High !


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: MudGuard
Date: 21 Jan 07 - 08:13 AM

Terry, you accidentally capitalized the wrong word ...
IT = Information Technology.
I work in IT, but I am not a pile of IT ;-)

MudGuard


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Gizmo
Date: 21 Jan 07 - 07:34 PM

Does that mean I'm a liliputian too?

Perhaps us wee little things are really leprechauns? - I certainly can be as mischevious as one - apparently!

I remember a couple of years back in Hastings, Liz could just manage to lift a giant of which I couldn't. Which proved the old adage, size really can make a difference.

I'm 5 foot by the way!


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: MudGuard
Date: 22 Jan 07 - 02:12 AM

Gizmo, don't worry. Liz exaggerated, I am not 8'19". I am only 4'28" ;-)


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 22 Jan 07 - 04:35 AM

That's the height of nonsense!


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: MudGuard
Date: 22 Jan 07 - 04:47 AM

The height of nonsense lives in the Highlands ;-)


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 22 Jan 07 - 07:05 AM

That makes me positively tall at 5'2"...

It's that extra 2 inches.... always worth the effort!

LTS


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Gizmo
Date: 22 Jan 07 - 02:20 PM

That's right Liz, you giant you.

At least you can honestly say that there are people out there who look up to you.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 22 Jan 07 - 02:25 PM

I look up to Liz


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 23 Jan 07 - 04:40 AM

Especially when I'm leaning over him from behind....

LTS


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: bfdk
Date: 23 Jan 07 - 06:11 AM

Tits singing in stereo? ;-))

B


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: MudGuard
Date: 23 Jan 07 - 02:51 PM

Stereo? Stereo has only two channels, so do you think one of Liz' three tits is dumb?


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 23 Jan 07 - 02:59 PM

Somebody's going to have fat balls!
G.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: bfdk
Date: 23 Jan 07 - 05:17 PM

Andy, my esteemed friend, I didn't specify any numbers, merely enquired politely whether Liz's tits are capable of singing in stereo :-)) The figure of 2 was added by your own apparently very active imagination :o))

Best wishes and see you at Portaferry,

Bente


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: bfdk
Date: 23 Jan 07 - 05:17 PM

Aaah, and.. 200.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 23 Jan 07 - 05:42 PM

Cow.. I would have got that if the computer hadn't just gone tits up...

LTS


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 23 Jan 07 - 05:46 PM

That's typical Liz isn't it, tits up!
G.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: bfdk
Date: 23 Jan 07 - 05:53 PM

Awwwww, Liz, commiserations.. And, no, I'm not tittering as I write this :o)

B


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 24 Jan 07 - 09:06 AM

Please note this thread.
Apropos of which, please bring your donations for raffle prizes folks, and dig deep for tickets. Don't forget the Feckin' Whisky!
Giok


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Gizmo
Date: 28 Jan 07 - 04:51 PM

Not long now.......


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 28 Jan 07 - 07:28 PM

So should I be purchasing a book of cloakroom tickets to bring with for selling then or shall we just write some numbers on a post it note?!

LTS


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 29 Jan 07 - 06:20 PM

Looks like you've just volounteered to ruin the Raffle Liz !


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 29 Jan 07 - 06:21 PM

I suggest you buy them, I have some somewhere, so between us we might manage to get some there. Mind you I took a book last year and look what happened!
G


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 29 Jan 07 - 06:29 PM

I wasn't there, what happened?

LTS


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 29 Jan 07 - 06:41 PM

And no one noticed the I in 'run' !! LOL


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 29 Jan 07 - 06:43 PM

I thought it might have been intentional Terry.

Last year the raffle didn't happen, and we all took our prizes home and ate/drank them ourselves.

G


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: MudGuard
Date: 02 Feb 07 - 01:30 PM

In just one week we will be there!!!


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 02 Feb 07 - 05:55 PM

Whooo hooo!!!

LTS


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Gizmo
Date: 02 Feb 07 - 08:01 PM

Way hay!


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Gulliver
Date: 04 Feb 07 - 07:31 PM

Can we take a wee break for the rugby (in our case, Ireland V France in Croke Park)?


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Gulliver
Date: 04 Feb 07 - 07:58 PM

I mean, to watch it on the telly (not go to Croke Park!) Sunday afternoon...


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Maryrrf
Date: 05 Feb 07 - 09:42 AM

Sure! There is no set program and I'm sure there are tellys available in some of the pubs!


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 05 Feb 07 - 09:45 AM

It will no doubt be on the TV in Fiddlers Green in the afternoon .


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 05 Feb 07 - 10:21 AM

We shall be in Dumigan's
G ¦¬]


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 05 Feb 07 - 04:12 PM

What's all this 'we' business??!

LTS


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 05 Feb 07 - 04:23 PM

I support ANY BODY against the French !!


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: MudGuard
Date: 05 Feb 07 - 05:00 PM

Liz, Giok thinks he is a highness just because he lives in the highlands, thus he uses pluralis majestatis for his lowness ;-)


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Gizmo
Date: 05 Feb 07 - 05:28 PM

Oh no, I must get my head out of the gutter, I thought the wee meant something else entirely until I re-read the post.

It has been a long day.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Gulliver
Date: 05 Feb 07 - 06:37 PM

I'm just practising for my visit to the "Wee" North (as my granny called when in a good mood)


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 06 Feb 07 - 04:19 PM

Got my travel books, got my see through toiletries bag, all I need is a clean pair of pants and I'm ready!

LTS


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Gulliver
Date: 06 Feb 07 - 08:02 PM

Does any of the gang live in, or near, Portaferry (me being a relative newcomer to Mudcat)?


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 06 Feb 07 - 08:25 PM

Gulliver - Fibula Mattocks started the Portaferry weekends to have a Mudgather in her home town ! And Herge is based north of Belfast !


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: MudGuard
Date: 07 Feb 07 - 01:59 AM

There also is "Liam of the Ferry" who is living in or near Portaferry (he does not post very often to Mudcat)


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: skarpi
Date: 07 Feb 07 - 03:10 PM

Okei all , packing almost finish fly from Iceland about 16:00
tomorrow to London .

So Here we come me and mine .

All the best Skarpi Iceland


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 07 Feb 07 - 03:11 PM

Looking forward to seeing you again Skarpi
Giok


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Herge
Date: 07 Feb 07 - 03:31 PM

Hi all

Looking forward to the music - I will be bringing:
Spouse (Carol)
Colin (Guitar - singer - banjo)& his spouse (also Carol!)
Gary (Guitar - Singer)
Jim the fiddler (yes fiddle! how'd you guess?)
Gerry Rees - banjo - cittern

Not too ar for us to travel (Co.Antrim) - we will be arriving sometime after 2.30pm on Sat (after a hearty Indian in Newtownards to line the stomach!)and heading home again Sunday. Staying at Fiddlers.

See you then

Herge


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 07 Feb 07 - 03:33 PM

You'll be doing a turn on Suturday evening at the informal concert then Herge?
Giok


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Herge
Date: 08 Feb 07 - 02:15 AM

Yes - will do something - Gary will also be up for it.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 08 Feb 07 - 04:00 AM

Carols at portaferry ??


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 08 Feb 07 - 04:48 AM

Is she?


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: skarpi
Date: 08 Feb 07 - 05:42 AM

here I go and come Portaferry Ireland

all the best Skarpi Iceland


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Gizmo
Date: 08 Feb 07 - 06:33 AM

My attempt at being laid back and cool has diminished now, as well as the illusions I had of being in control and organised.

I have finally got onto my backside and sorted out my coach tickets to and from the airport this end.

I have now just printed the e-tickets.

I managed last night to restring my black guitar, so that I could pack away my white one. Instead of bubble wrap, I put it into a padded guitar case, then put that (very tight squeeze) into the hard guitar case. A bit of tumbling of the case will not harm the guitar.

I found my passport (for ID), in the place it should be, so that was good. But am I packed yet?

No. Will I be packed by tonight - doubt it. Will I be panicking at 6 am tomorrow morning, I think yes!

It will be my first for lots of things this weekend, including going to Ireland, and flying in a passenger jet plane.

I'm sooooooooooooooooooo excited.

I hope Mary and Skarpi and Mrs Skarpi managed to land ok over here, the snow seems to be causing some interference with transport.

See everyone soon.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: manitas_at_work
Date: 08 Feb 07 - 07:14 AM

Mudgard was supposed to be arriving about 1pm but his flight was cancelled and now he is arriving at about 11pm! At least they're expecting Stansted to be open.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 08 Feb 07 - 07:20 AM

Bugger, he'll be tired tomorrow then!
G ¦¬]


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: MudGuard
Date: 08 Feb 07 - 07:36 AM

Paul, when they booked me onto the late-night flight they told me they don't know yet whether the flight will take place ...

Just in case the flight is cancelled and I have to fly to London tomorrow - is someone arriving at Belfast International later in the afternoon?


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: MudGuard
Date: 08 Feb 07 - 07:38 AM

Update: Stansted seems to be open again, see http://www.stanstedairport.com/


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: MudGuard
Date: 08 Feb 07 - 07:41 AM

Giok, might be - considering that 11pm London means Midnight Munich ...


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 08 Feb 07 - 08:21 AM

Kenny Ball recorded that one Andy
G. ¦¬]


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Effsee
Date: 08 Feb 07 - 08:33 AM

Wizzat no Moscow Giok?


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 08 Feb 07 - 08:36 AM

Moscow, Munich, it's all foreign Frank!
G ¦¬]


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Effsee
Date: 08 Feb 07 - 09:08 AM

And you expect 'catters to rely on directions to a Lairgstock?
Seriously, hope all your travel plans don't suffer and have a ball in Porta! Wish I could be there!


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Gulliver
Date: 08 Feb 07 - 09:48 AM

Bon voyage to the travellers. We're driving up tomorrow with
guitars, mandolin and banjo (will leave the bodhrán at home!). See y'all!


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 08 Feb 07 - 01:38 PM

The snow is nearly all gone in London and Stanstead is open... all I have to do now is stay awake until MudGuard calls and remember to put the Patented Car Identifier back on the car.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: My guru always said
Date: 09 Feb 07 - 04:16 AM

Sitting here wishing I were there with you all, good memories of Portaferry!! Hope you'll be keeping up the pancake tradition - next year, definitely next year, even if I have to come on my own....

Know you'll all have a Fab weekend, hope all your journeys were safe and not too delayed. Pictures, someone put pictures up as soon as you get back - Please!!!


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 09 Feb 07 - 04:20 AM

Really going to miss this one! The Loughstock Gatherings are excellent!!

Chez Patterson/Manning is looking forward to being Limpit-ed this weekend! Will make sure she checks in with you Liz!!

Have safe flights and journeys everyone!!

Enjoy!!!

Khatt x


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Herge
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 04:23 AM

Got home yesterday after 12 hours of near continuous music on Sat (3pm - 3am!).

Highlight for me:
Gizmo singing Zombie - excellent

It was great to hear all the other singers / musicians who took part.


Low points
Noisy crowd that invaded the back of Fiddler's at the end of the concert.

Herge


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 01:50 PM

I didnt really think we would be first to post re last weekend .
Good flight back , LtS , Manitas , Giazmo and Mudguard with us (Thats Maryrrf and I ) And a Good Time was had by all ! Nice quiet relaxed sing around last night as we had lost a few people on Sunday afternoon !Gulliver nd his pal Jerry . and the Larne crowd as well as Skipjack and Oakley !
A few bob raised to go to Mudcat funding ! so Who's next to post ?


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 02:29 PM

Been back a couple of hours, journey from Stansted to home took as longer than the flight from Belfast to Stansted!

Had a fantastic time, even though I didn't get to sing much and Ireland lost the rugby in the last minutes.

It was a lovely chance to reunite with Skipjack, Oaklet, MudGuard, Skarpi and Giok, but even better to meet for the first time with Guna (spelling??) aka Mrs Skarpi, Bente and Maryrrf.

I'm now engaged in trying to translate Icelandic sleeve notes on the CD that we 'acquired' in the raffle and eating the chocolates!

Thanks to everyone who helped prepare the meal we had Sunday evening - I'm afraid the pancake workshop never happened, but I can vouch for MudGuard's prowess at mashing swedes (red turnip or rutabaga) and chopping apples - although nothing exceeds his expertise at emptying food pots!

Barholme was also home to some divers who were training in the Lough and I managed to walk out of the front door on Saturday, and straight into my fantasy ~ 3 fit blokes dressed in rubber!

LTS - running a cold bath now...


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Gizmo
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 03:42 PM

Been back for a few hours meself and I am fecking knackered - unfortunately did not get to bring some fecking whiskey back with me due to EEC regulations. Other than thet the flight was good, and I can honestly say that I'm not afraid of flying, and I prefer it to coach travel.

I recommend Adairs to anyone who wants a good breakfast and no washing up afterwards. It was lovely.

Thank you Herge for the compliment, I'm glad you liked it.

For me there was no low point at the weekend, apart from tummy muscle pains from laughing so much. It was excellent meeting everyone of the catters and the non-cats too. And the rubber men...and the rugby players....

Sparkles is still upset at Skarpi for ignoring her. She is downstairs as I write with the sulks.

I am happy I can now put faces to names, and am loughing (I'm running for cover) forward to my next trip there.

Skipjack - is your accordian still smiling Sparkles wants to know?
She particularly took to Gulliver and Gerry (spelling?).

Sparkles and I can't wait to get to the next mudgather - wherever it may be.

Thank you all for such a good weekend.

GTS


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Gulliver
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 04:02 PM

Great weekend!

Unfortunately we had to leave early to get back to Dublin to see the match.

After Saturday's session lasting into the wee hours in Barholme we didn't make it back to our B&B (Different Strokes--massage, remember?)as it was pouring rain so we grabbed a couple of hours kip on the couches in the lounge there. Woke up around 8:00 by the sounds of the staff moving about and walked back to the B&B, showered and had breakfast and then discovered they didn't accept credit cards and had to return to town for cash, then headed off.

Upon hitting Dublin with half an hour to go to the start of the game we ran smack into the crowds and traffic moving around Croke Park. Luckily the Gardaí kept things moving, until we were held up by a fight in the middle of Dorset Street between a taxi driver and his irate Chinese passenger. Once this was sorted out Gerry decided to take a "short cut" via Capel street, just as an ambulance arrived for a elderly gent who had collapsed on the street--we were stuck behind the ambulance for about 20 mins. So after an eventful day we managed to get to our local for most of the game--the French just pipped us!

Many thanks to all who made this a great time and hope to see some of you soon! I'll place photos on my Roguery site later in the week.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 04:44 PM

So great to see everyone again. Sorry I didn't make it out yesterday evening - I was rather under the weather (and it wasn't even drink-related, grrr) and my ma packed me off to bed with a hot water bottle before 10pm. Had a dander down to the hostel this morning, but just missed yous.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 05:16 PM

So the mother has put you to bed with the plague that she gave you has she?! There's devotion to duty for you!

Hope you're both better soon.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: MudGuard
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 05:17 PM

Made it safely home. Going to bed. More tomorrow ...


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 06:03 AM

Ah Fibs, I was looking for your arrival at Dumigans on Sunday, and was surprised you didn't make it, and now I know why! All I can say is this, illness is not an acceptable excuse for missing any part of a Mudgathering! Only death is an acceptable excuse, and a solicitor's letter accompanied by a death certificate, must be supplied in all cases.
Smashing weekend, great to see all the folks again, and I also add my welcome to Gizmo, who fitted in right away, and has a lovely voice.
Between raffle money, donations, and the auctioning off of Mary's donated raffle prize of a bottle of bourbon, [well done Terry!], we have raised £120 for Mudcat.
Giok


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: My guru always said
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 08:03 AM

Glad to hear you all had a Fab time and are safe, but sorry to hear about Fibs lurgi though. Excellent news re Mudcat funds, well done all!

Pictures please!!!


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: GUEST,skarpi at hilton london stanstead
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 10:47 AM

hallo all ,we are save in london going back to morrow to iceland.
had a great time in belfast yahooooooo back next year.
Gunna had a great time and says hi to all . more later
bless skarpi


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: bfdk
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 10:51 AM

Not sorted through the entire haul yet, but there are a few here - for now totally unsorted and just a mixed bag, really :-)

Best wishes,

Bente


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: My guru always said
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 02:52 PM

Thanks Bente, they're fab & I'm so envious & wish I'd been there. Though most I know & some I can guess, there are some faces I can't suss (especially the one IN the red jumper), any chance of titling the Piccies?


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 03:39 PM

Maureen Emma B is the woman in red Hils.
G


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: MudGuard
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 04:05 PM

I'll write down my thoughts about the Loughstock 007 weekend here - ordered by random ...

What an unusual picture of me, Bente - me close to some pot of food ...
I can't understand why Skarpi wanted to change my Mudcat name from MudGuard to Potaslekker (spelling?) ...

On the topic of renaming: there was a suggestion of renaming the event from Loughstock to Lockstock as there has been another Lock out situation ...

My flight to Munich landed 15 minutes early - thus the total delay in flights for this weekend is drastically reduced to a mere 13:15 hours (11 hours into London, 2.5 hours to Belfast, - .25 hours to Munich)

I second what Giok said about Gizmo/GTS - her voice when singing is lovely. But to have her combined with Liz giggling and squeaking is horrible if the distance is less than a couple of miles ;-)

Thanks to Maureen (spelling?) f/k/a EmmaB for my (second, the first I had to hand over to Liz ...) raffle price - I might need some help with translation/understanding some of the recipes, my kitchen English is more like pidgeon English.

Oakley, the Granary Steps are lovely! And thanks for the Sunday 11am tea!

Many thanks to the management of Hotel Draper for the late pickup service and the bed (though there was almost no time to use it) - without that hotel it would be much more complicated for me to get to Portaferry.
Thanks to Paul for organizing/driving the car from Belfast to Portaferry.

Of course, many thanks to all the musicians for a big load of good songs and tune!

Thanks, Skarpi, for recognizing the tune I tried to play on the whistle - the fact that you recognized it tells me I was not too far off ...

Bente, thanks for the offer of meeting at Arhus (don't know how to put the ° on top of the A) - I found it on the map. I am quite sure that I will pass through that town, but not the date.

Thanks, Kate, for starting the Loughstock tradition!

Thanks, Exploris, for having your 20th anniversary to coincide with Loughstock and for reducing the entrance fee to 20p for that day. Many nice fishes there (but no chips to go with them ...)

I'll try to work through my pictures tomorrow after work.

Thanks to Liz/Maureen for organizing the Sunday dinner, it was lovely! Thanks to all the kitchen helpers (before AND after dinner).

Thanks to Skarpi for bringing Brennivin and fish and bread.

Thanks to Barholm and its staff for running the hostel and providing great Ulster fries (and light bulbs!). (might be nice to have pillows in the bedrooms, though)

Thanks to Giok for organizing the Saturday evening.
Thanks to the local kids for not disturbing us earlier ;-)

Thanks to Sparkle for sparkling * ;-) * ;-) * ;-)

Thanks to Max for Mudcat - without it I'd never know any of you! (Ok, I don't know whether you are thankful to Max for knowing me ...)

Thanks to all participants for a great weekend!

And last but not least:
Looking forward to Loughstock Sixpack next year!

(no guarantee for this list to be complete)


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 12:17 PM

Now now, MudGuard.. you didn't HAVE to hand over the raffle prize to me... but the gesture was kind and gratefully received.

You'll never guess - I haven't even opened them yet!

Skarpi - the fish did not get wasted or thrown away. I have it here with me and occasionally take a nibble, although the majority of it is helping to feed 2 very annoyed cats! The bread I finished yesterday and it was as good as it had been on Sunday.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: skarpi
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 12:48 PM

well aal , at last I am home after been traveling since early this
morning .

Well Us mudcatters , no excuse anymore you have to come next year
the weather in N-Ireland this weekend was much better than it was in your own country.. February is a good time it was warm and good weather
in Belfast yesterday.

Thank you all for this weekend my wife had a great time , Terry
thank you for the rally driving through the country side :>))
Mary it was great to have you with us , and Nicci your famous
guitar ...........    hmmmm Andy another good tune next time and
the boys from Larna ... uhhhh great music boys ....and the dinner
on Sunday was very good ehhh at least Andy finish off very well.

All the best Skarpi Iceland.

P.S Icelandic Invasion Next time 2008.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: MudGuard
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 02:31 PM

I had to hand it over, I was threatened with having to walk back from Portaferry to Belfast Airport, with getting no dinner on Sunday, never being allowed to stay at Hotel Draper again and other brutal things like being giggled and squeaked to death ...


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: MudGuard
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 07:06 AM

Due to technical problems at my webspace provider, I can't upload the pictures. I was told they hope to have it working again on the weekend ...

So please be patient ...


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: manitas_at_work
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 07:16 AM

Andy, I had the keys to the car not Liz, you could have eaten out on Sunday, I'd let you stay with us again but I cannot do anything about the squeaking thing.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: MudGuard
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 03:35 PM

ROFL! ;-)
Next time I will try to defend MY chocolate better!


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 03:38 PM

Oh yeah?? You and whose army?? You know I'll get it sooner or later!

Come and get it now if you think you're hard enough!

LTS


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 04:52 AM

Some more pictures here.

I didn't get that many pictures because my camera eats batteries like I'd eat chocolate.

There were a few other pictures, but common decency and a desire for more Brennevin prevent me from making them public.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 05:35 AM

Nice pix Liz. Do you put ordinary batteries in your camera? If you do, that's why it eats them, buy rechargable NI-MH batts, it's cheaper in the long run.
I've suddenly realised how I might have caught my lurgi, after thinking about Fib's post about her absence from the festivities.
It's Lily's fault!!
Still it's a small price to pay for a wee hug from such a lovely lady.{And she does like men called John!}
I would post my photo's but my camera stayed in it's case all weekend.
Giok.
[With sore throat]


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: skarpi
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 05:44 AM

Hallo all

Liz " I'm given to believe this is a much rarer sighting..."

I have to answear this : the kitchen is MINE at home so this is
not a rear thing to see me with pots and pans .

just had to say it ........


BRENNIVIN .........hmmmmmm not more until next February sorry
I am not gonna get all into a adics.


ATB skarpi Iceland.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: My guru always said
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 06:40 AM

Thanks for Piccies Liz, and also for titling them! And I have to agree that Leadfingers really is very good at washing up once he's decided to go for it. Looks like you all had a fabulous weekend, well done Fibs for another fine bit of organisatin!


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 06:44 AM

Skarpi - I love your little English lapses... however if you really want to see a REAR thing, ask Gunna about the picture I showed her.

There are a couple more added since... the link should still work.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: GUEST,Noreen
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 02:43 PM

Nice pics- Oakley searching for Irish whelks?

And -could it be -surely not... a Skipjack bald spot???

Nice to hear news from you all. The pillows may have been missing at Barholm, but I trust the bed bugs were also missing this time...


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Maryrrf
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 09:40 PM

Well I am back home after a very music packed week! Portaferry was grand. Too bad about the "invaders" who came into Fiddler's on Saturday night, but the conservatory at Barholm was so nice that I think we should just hold the Saturday night concert/sessions there next year.   And the quiet Sunday singing session at Dumigans was just the way to cap off the weekend. It was so nice to meet Gizmo after chatting so much, and also to meet Liz and Manitas, Skipjack, Oaklet, and Gunna (aka Mrs. Skarpi!)as well as new Mudcatter Gulliver (really enjoyed his singing). I was happy to have a chance to see two old friends, Chris Caldwell and Stevie Mulholland who came by on Friday and played some tunes. There are too many highlights to list -I enjoyed it ALL - including the aquarium (a bargain at 20p!) and the drive Leadfingers and I took with the Skarpis where we saw St. Patrick's grave and hiked a little bit around the Mountains of Mourne. Of course my holiday didn't end there - I had some time in London where Terry escorted me around to the folk "hot spots" - Maidenhead, Herga and Sharps! I did get manage to take in a bit of non-music culture - spent an afternoon with Terry and LTS at the Victoria and Albert Museum. I only wish I could have stayed longer - it was all over much too soon!


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Gulliver
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 10:33 PM

Photos from Portaferry

Hi folks I finally managed to get the photos (the more respectable ones, anyway!) up on the site.
Didn't have time to test them but I hope that they are all visible and will iron out any defects later. Also hope I got the names right!

Just click on this site: www.roguery.com/outings/portaferry/
Photos from Portaferry


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 17 Feb 07 - 04:39 AM

Great piccies Gulliver, and I also enjoyed your captions.
Giok


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: My guru always said
Date: 17 Feb 07 - 05:30 AM

Thanks for those piccies Giok! Got a few more names to faces, but as usual the old memory will slip before I get to meet them!


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: MudGuard
Date: 17 Feb 07 - 06:03 AM

Guru, it doesn't take that long - the name Gulliver slipped from your memory already after reading just one post from Giok ;-)

Still waiting for my provider to fix the tech problems ...


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: My guru always said
Date: 17 Feb 07 - 06:40 AM

Well spotted Andy, sorry Gulliver, eyes probably weren't working at the time!!


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 17 Feb 07 - 06:44 AM

I just assumed she was obsessed with me Andy!
G ¦¬]


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: bfdk
Date: 17 Feb 07 - 10:36 AM

Finally worked my way through those Portaferry photos. Still a few names missing here and there, sorry about that.

Best wishes,

Bente


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 17 Feb 07 - 11:57 AM

Bente - fantastic photos!!! The un-named lady stood singing is Phillipa, she lives in Ireland.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 17 Feb 07 - 01:12 PM

Larne guys - 105 is Gary (guitar)and Gerry , 110 is Jim the Fiddler and Catter Herge (Pete) , 117 7118 are Colin (guitar) and Gerry, 151 & 152 are Herge , 153 & 154 are Colin ,Jim and Pete , 001 is Gerry austioning the Bourbon , 011 is gary in the Conservatory and the Ginger haired guy is Stuart - a fine fiddle player , who didnt actually get to Loughstock .


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: bfdk
Date: 17 Feb 07 - 02:28 PM

Okay, thanks, I'll get the names added at some stage :-)

Best wishes,

Bente


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: MudGuard
Date: 17 Feb 07 - 03:38 PM

My provider finally solved the problems, so here are my photos.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: skarpi
Date: 17 Feb 07 - 03:44 PM

does anyone have a picture of me playing my Bodhran
on saturday night concert when I sang the Icelandic song ?

All that pictures are fine , hmmmmmm

ATB Skarpi Iceland


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Gizmo
Date: 17 Feb 07 - 05:27 PM

Not long got back from my trip to Norfolk (went on the 13th Feb, - hardly had time to blow my nose, before packing to go off again).

The piccies and comments had me rolling on the floor squeaking and giggling. Heheheheheheheh.

As I said before - absolutely brilliant, if I don't plan for next year I'll be able to go. If I plan now, something will go wrong. Can't wait to meet everyone next year (I'm not planning!)

Doesn't sparkles look soooooo much better in the pics, especially after her 'puberty'.

She was a little tart this past week too. A couple of nights I had mini sessions (consisting of 3 people) at my friends home. She was used by a couple of gorgeous young lads. I'm telling you now, that sparkles is a little play around.

Those captions are very good for those who put up pics. I'm loving them all. My name is spelt Nicci or Nicolette though for future references.

Thank you all for making me feel so welcome. I had a wonderful albeit tiring time. Apparently I don't get drunk or hungover when drinking in Ireland.......mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm




GTS - (NOT planning next years trip)


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 17 Feb 07 - 06:03 PM

Just to clarify - GTS is Giz the Squeak... anyone sitting within about 30ft of myself and Giz will confirm the similarity in volume, content and bat-like potentiality.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Gizmo
Date: 17 Feb 07 - 06:06 PM

Not to mention the sense of humour

And humerus dexterity


GTS


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: MudGuard
Date: 18 Feb 07 - 02:05 AM

Skarpi: does anyone have a picture of me playing my Bodhran on saturday night concert when I sang the Icelandic song ?

Sorry, Skarpi, no - I got one of you playing Sparkles, but it is not very skarp (or sharp? or out of focus)

Nicci: My name is spelt Nicci or Nicolette though for future references

repaired.

Liz: GTS is Giz the Squeak... anyone sitting within about 30ft of myself and Giz

Hm - has there been a change in the abbreviation for "miles"? At school I was told it is "m", not "ft" ;-)


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Sorcha
Date: 18 Feb 07 - 02:17 AM

And a whole slew of them got sick! hee hee. Wages of sin!


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: bfdk
Date: 18 Feb 07 - 05:32 AM

Wages of sin, indeed.. Admit it, you're just envious and would have slugged out even a "Banbury Curse" to have been there :-))


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 18 Feb 07 - 05:35 AM

Only the ones who did too much hugging of Lily and Fibs are sick.. Those of us who were not greedy and kept our hugs to one are perfectly well and healthy!

Hope you're all feeling better soon.

Andy - you are a very bad Bavarian!!

LTS


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: MudGuard
Date: 18 Feb 07 - 06:36 AM

Liz, be careful, too much hugging of bad Bavarians might make you sick as well ;-)


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: MudGuard
Date: 18 Feb 07 - 06:41 AM

300 ;-)


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: My guru always said
Date: 18 Feb 07 - 07:06 AM

Checklist: eyes, brain - in gear? Obsessed Giok? Hmmm!!

Andy & Bente: photos are Fab, Thanks!!! (Thanks for the Captions Bente!) Definitely looks like there may have been more music than singing this time, that Sparkles has definitely been well-handled - gone from a Virgin to a Fully-fledged Teenager in the time it takes to get on a Ferry :-)

Bit of a worry about the striking similarites if LtS & GtS - is the UK Festival scene ready for this I ask myself....

Bente: Ok, so what's a Banbury Curse???


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: bfdk
Date: 18 Feb 07 - 07:16 AM

Hils, that refers to the mother and father of a cold that both Mab (EmmaB) and I brought home from Banbury with us - it lasted the best part of 3 weeks!!

Best wishes,

Bente


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 18 Feb 07 - 01:53 PM

Andy, if you're the Bavarian, I'm willing to risk it!

LTS


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: MudGuard
Date: 18 Feb 07 - 02:10 PM

Btw, if you call me a bad Bavarian, that proves that I am the only Bavarian you ever met ;-)


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 18 Feb 07 - 02:15 PM

Sadly, this is probably true. No-one else admits to being Bavarian... although I do have another German friend... she might be a secret Bavarian!

Would hugging Icelanders be a cure?

LTS


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: skarpi
Date: 18 Feb 07 - 02:16 PM

I thinks so Liz hehe

ATB Skarpi


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Gizmo
Date: 18 Feb 07 - 07:07 PM

The UK folk scene ain't big enough for 2 squeakers or sparkles for that matter, but who cares were here, were here.......

I'm still laughing, I have no cold/flu, but I'm starting to get a tickle in the back of my throat which won't clear.
I blame nothing but fresh London air.

Sparkles did in fact get to teenager spots and stars during an afternoon at fiddlers while ogling the rugby players on screen.

Liz is a very bad influence. But so is Andy. And Gulliver and Gerry- I won't even mention Skipjack and Oaks!

GTS


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 19 Feb 07 - 01:20 AM

Ah... I'm a bad influence... my work here is done... :D

LTS


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: GUEST,Spalpeen aka Gerry
Date: 19 Feb 07 - 12:30 PM

A couple of weeks ago I knew nothing of Mudcat..now it feels like I've bin around for ages and Portaferry is my stompin' ground! -thanks to Gulliver. (He really only needed a lift LOL) And I witnessed the birth of a real star in Sparkles. Dont work her too hard Gizmo..


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Manitas_at_home
Date: 20 Feb 07 - 02:47 AM

Andy,
we do know another Bavarian (who you've met) and it just goes to show how different people can be as she is small, dark and sophisticated (BG)!


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 20 Feb 07 - 10:44 AM

As a precursor of next year the first Saturday in February is, the 1st of February. So we have either that one or the 8th to choose from. I have been reminded that Lent starts on the 6th next year, this may affect some people's choice.
Giok

Loughstock German Six


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Feb 07 - 10:49 AM

Hallo hallo , either way I am coming , so .......

see you in Scotland .

All the best Skarpi Iceland


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Maryrrf
Date: 20 Feb 07 - 10:49 AM

Gerry, that's the beauty of these Mudcat gatherings, isn't it! After the first few songs all these folks who were strangers are suddenly friends!

Let's decide on a date for next year so I can put it on my calendar and have something to look forward to!   Either weekend is fine with me - I'm not a big observer of Lent!


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: MudGuard
Date: 20 Feb 07 - 01:56 PM

Paul, give my old brain some help - who is that Bavarian woman?


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: skarpi
Date: 20 Feb 07 - 02:46 PM

Hallo all , Gerry . Gulliver and others , there is another gathering
in Scotland around 20 of October in a place called Invershin , not
far away from Lairg which is not far away Inverness.

So I see you all there :>)


All the best Skarpi Iceland


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Gulliver
Date: 20 Feb 07 - 03:49 PM

Yes, Skarpi, I'd be interested in Scotland. I think some folks are organizing a gathering on the continent as well?


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: skarpi
Date: 20 Feb 07 - 03:52 PM

hheheee you dont say :Þ

Gulliver we must meet up in Dublin with Gerry , I hope its gonna
be soon .

All the best Skarpi Iceland


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: MudGuard
Date: 20 Feb 07 - 03:59 PM

Don, Susanne is organizing the Kiel Eurogathering, 4th - 6th May 2007


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Gulliver
Date: 20 Feb 07 - 04:05 PM

Eurogathering: Kiel: 4 - 6 May.

Who from the Portaferry gang is going there? I'm planning to go to Germany next month and will know after that if I'll be able to get to Kiel. If I do I might bring a couple of German friends.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: MudGuard
Date: 20 Feb 07 - 04:29 PM

I am.
As far as I know also
Greg (Skipjack), Kate (Fibula), Giok (John McKenzie), Bente (bfdk).


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: skarpi
Date: 20 Feb 07 - 04:50 PM

And not me sorry , cant do i am gonna be in Delf Holland at this time
.
All theb est skarpi ICeland


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 20 Feb 07 - 04:56 PM

The EuroGather is too close to our Canal trip to be viable I am afraid !


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 20 Feb 07 - 05:28 PM

I shan't be able to go either, too much to do at home
Giok


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: manitas_at_work
Date: 22 Feb 07 - 06:49 AM

Andy, her name is Christine and you have met her at the Chevy Chase a couple of times.


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Subject: RE: Loughstock, Norn Iron gathering 2007
From: MudGuard
Date: 26 Feb 07 - 08:32 AM

Can't remember Christine ...


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Subject: Ali Scott (for manitas at work)
From: GUEST,Chris Smith
Date: 26 Feb 07 - 06:08 PM

Sorry to use this list for personal matters, but I found this old post, and wondered if you are still in contact with Ali Scott. He was a friend of my brother-in-law John McGowan, who has sadly died, and the funeral is this coming Friday, 2nd March. We'd like him to know, and if possible come to the funeral. If you have an address, phone number, or whatever, could you let me know at chris@skerries.demon.co.uk, please? Thanks.

Chris

>Did you ever get down to the musters at the Cittie of York in Holborn? I used to go down with my mate Tom Gilmour. A few Civil War types used to drink in his local, the Dock & Duck at Palmers Green which is renowned as being the centre of the universe, and got us involved. Let's see, there was Martin Brain, Keith and Alison, Nell and her hubby and Ali Scott.


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