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Bedworth Festival 2006

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alanww 18 Sep 06 - 12:31 PM
Malc Bedworth 18 Sep 06 - 12:36 PM
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Lenny’s mum 18 Sep 06 - 05:49 PM
muppitz 18 Sep 06 - 07:00 PM
Herga Kitty 19 Sep 06 - 02:32 AM
MBSLynne 19 Sep 06 - 02:46 AM
GUEST,Tom Bliss 19 Sep 06 - 03:39 AM
Malc Bedworth 10 Oct 06 - 06:11 AM
GUEST,Tom Bliss 10 Oct 06 - 06:25 AM
Malc Bedworth 10 Oct 06 - 06:28 AM
My guru always said 10 Oct 06 - 06:46 AM
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Subject: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Malc Bedworth
Date: 17 Sep 06 - 06:05 PM

Hi all ,

Here is some of the latest news about Bedworth Folk Festival 2006 (November 24th - 26th 2006 - based in and around The Civic Hall in Bedworth)

We are currently working on our September newsletter, which we hope to have available in a week or two, get yourself on the email list to get it sent to you! meanwhile we are just giving you a reasonably timed reminder that the reduced ticket prices for this years festival finishes at the end of September.

Bedworth remains the very best value week-end of folk music, dance and song you could ever wish for, even at the full ticket price of £35 (That is far less than half the price of many festivals) with over 50 guest acts and in excess of 100 morris and ritual dancers performing in the towm centre â€" if you want to Download a PDF copy of our finished "posh" leaflet that includes guest details and a booking form you can do so from our web site

It is a good idea to regularly Visit Our Web Site to check for the the latest news and additions.

As always tickets are going fast, but following last years big expansion of the festival we are now able to accommodate far more visitors than ever before so now is the time to get your booking in, before you are too late (and before the price rise) â€" especially if you are looking for caravan/campervan space as this is sure to sell out.

You can book securely on line from the web site using a credit or debit card with no added charge, or download a booking form from the web site and drop it in the post to us.

Needless to say the Civic Hall will remain as a centre piece of Festival activities, being the venue for the Craft Fair, The Saturday Big Ceilidh with the wonderful Aardvark Ceilidh Band with Pete Grassby calling, plus a series of daytime workshops, meet the artiste and some special "themed" sessions, in addition to providing excellent bar and catering facilities. Our administration will remain in the adjoining Arts Centre building (which now has full disabled access), and the venue will open the festival with a Friday song session where all singers and musicians will be welcome (and with a real ale bar!). The Arts Centre Theatre will feature acoustic concerts all day Saturday, climaxing in the ever-popular "VOICES" concert.

The Liberal and Conservative Clubs, will both continue to be main concert venues, the Conservative Club concert hall running a full programme of concerts from 8pm Friday evening right through to the Sunday evening final session, with a series of Saturday concerts also taking place in the Liberal Club (Now with a lift to the first floor) where we will again be featuring an afternoon "bands" concert, along with the big Saturday evening concert which we see the debut of the new Isambarde/Vicky Swan & Jonny Dyer (and more!) collaboration big band entitled "The Bedworth Experiment" - this band will be featuring a whole selection of new material not previously performed by any of the band members and I know that band are taking this "Premier" very seriously with lots of practice and special arrangements, and a whole host of instrumentation being used! There will also be the fantastic sound of "Something Nasty in the Woodshed" (those who heard them at Moor & Coast Festival will tell you just how good this exciting new band is!) plus one of the areas new "hot" bands "The Dustbowl String Band" and of course, much more….

We will be holding a full programme of events at the Rugby Club both Friday and Saturday evening this year, whilst The White Swan will continue to play a major part in the festivals’ activities, hosting sessions throughout the week-end, and as always offering excellent hospitality, excellent ales and excellent food!
Thanks for your support for the Festival, keep up with all the latest news on our web site, ( http://www.bedworth-festival.info ) and remember we always welcome your views and comments about the festival (preferably by Email ).

Best wishes, and thanks for your time
Malc Gurnham Festival Director)


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Zany Mouse
Date: 17 Sep 06 - 06:33 PM

A great festival, Malc. Looking forward to hosting some sings.

Luv

Rhiannon


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: John J
Date: 18 Sep 06 - 06:05 AM

Hi Malc!

We'll be sending off for tickets this week, we're both looking forward to it immensely....I could do with a good sing.

I trust you both got back from Shrewsbury safely. The weekend after that we went back up Whitby way to the Black Bull Bender for yet more singing, my throat is just getting back to normal.

Best wishes,

John (& Wendy)


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 18 Sep 06 - 08:50 AM

Good to hear all the latest news Malc. Bedworth's always one of the highpoints of my festival season. Looking forward to working for you again this year.
All the best mate!


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: alanww
Date: 18 Sep 06 - 12:31 PM

Great festival, Malc!
Make sure you don't miss it!
I'll be there, both on my own and with the Shakespeare Mummers. Watch out!
"My uncle Billy had a ...!"
Alan


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Malc Bedworth
Date: 18 Sep 06 - 12:36 PM

I'll try not to miss it Alan!

BTW What did your uncle Billy have? .......

Malc.


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Malc Bedworth
Date: 18 Sep 06 - 12:38 PM

.... a wife called Lily? maybe, or could it be more sinister ;-)

Malc.


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Malc Bedworth
Date: 18 Sep 06 - 12:40 PM

John,

Good to hear from you enjoyed the craic at Shrewsbury, easy trip back from there for us (hour and a quarter!)look forward to meeting up again at Bedduth if not before.

Malc.


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: alanww
Date: 18 Sep 06 - 12:49 PM

I'm not sure what it was, Malc but ... I think it started off "ten foot" long,
"and he showed it to the girl next door",
"she thought it was a snake",
"so she hit it with a rake",
"and now its only five foot four"!
Alan


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: My guru always said
Date: 18 Sep 06 - 02:08 PM

Thanks for all the info Malc! You didn't mention it, but I just know you'll have planned a MudGather into your official programme in a convivial hostelry at a suitable time - Saturday tea-time seems to work well. And of course, there'll be chocolate involved.....


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 18 Sep 06 - 02:08 PM

We've already booked! Looking forward to it.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Selchie - (RH)
Date: 18 Sep 06 - 04:18 PM

Will be there Hils, just booked accommodation for the weekend, looking forward to another Mudgather, so if you need any help, call me.

Rosie x


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: nutty
Date: 18 Sep 06 - 05:34 PM

Malc .... I would love to come but have a camper van.

Looking at the map, the Rugby Club appears to be a good distance from the main venues and not a walk that I would relish doing on my own in the dark.

Is there any form of transport being provided between the Rugby Club and civic or would a taxi be advisable?


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Chris Green
Date: 18 Sep 06 - 05:44 PM

Hi Malc - God that was quick! I only rang you with the big band name last night! Looking forward to the mighty Bedduth.

nutty, I seem to rememember from last year that the Rugby Club is only about a ten minute walk from the Civic. Maybe the map's a bit deceptive! Certainly last year as it was the only late night venue there was a steady stream of festival goers walking down there from about eleven onwards. Safety in numbers and all that. Hope you get it sorted!

Chris


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Lenny’s mum
Date: 18 Sep 06 - 05:49 PM

We've been to nearly every Bedworth festival except the first, all of which have been excellent. We're looking forward to it!
Janet


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: muppitz
Date: 18 Sep 06 - 07:00 PM

Me and mother are trying to sort a masterplan to get there this year, we enjoyed last year so it seems a shame not to return!

muppitz x


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 19 Sep 06 - 02:32 AM

Nutty - I'm sure you won't have to walk by yourself, and we'll be camping at the Rugby Club.

Hope you can make it!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: MBSLynne
Date: 19 Sep 06 - 02:46 AM

I'd like to make at least part of it (preferrably to include the Bedworth experiment!). We can't come for the whole weekend...can we get tickets for individual events?

It's the weekend after my birthday so would be nice to celebrate (?) with friends

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: GUEST,Tom Bliss
Date: 19 Sep 06 - 03:39 AM

We're looking forward to it - and the Experiment sounds most exciting, well done J*+V (and I)! Let's hope the schedule allows us to catch you.
Tom
(*Been using 'Drone' at solo gigs - never did finish those lyrics but it works great on the 'Scullion Dulcimer!)'


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Malc Bedworth
Date: 10 Oct 06 - 06:11 AM

Hi All,
Just poped in to say we have an excellent new pub venue for this year - The Black Bank(on the Coventry Road). New landlord and landlady Geoff & Pat are no strangers to the folkscene having previously run the Royal Oak in Earlsdon, where they hosted many nights of frivolity with the likes of Earlsdon Morrismen. This year they will be hosting a number of sessions over the week-end, including the mudcat meet (Saturday afternoon - time still not quite decided!), and will be running a late bar which should prove particularly attractive to those staying in the indoor camping as it's just around the corner. We are hoping that the new venue will prove to be a general meeting place, and are having an early informal music and song session in the venue for the early arrivals on friday (5pm - 7pm) and just to set you up right for the week-end it's happy hour 4pm - 6pm! Geoff is very keeen on keeping an excellent cellar and sells a mean pint of Abbots and will be doing a wide selection of excellent food, including all-day breakfasts throughout the week-end. The pub is situated just out of the town, on the way to the Rugby Club camping area, just a few minutes from the indoor camping venues, and only a couple of hundred yards from the Conservative Club home of the main song concert stage.
On the ticket front, caravan/campervan site is almost full, but still room in the indoor camping - remember you can book on line at the website www.bedworth-festival.info - any queries please post here as I drop in regularly or contact me direct on malcg@bedworth-festival.info
Thanks for your time.

Malc.


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: GUEST,Tom Bliss
Date: 10 Oct 06 - 06:25 AM

Hi Malc - did you see my email? Tom


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Malc Bedworth
Date: 10 Oct 06 - 06:28 AM

Hi Tom,
Sorry no trace of an email this end, can you resend to malcg@bedworth-festival.info please.
Ta!
Malc.


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: My guru always said
Date: 10 Oct 06 - 06:46 AM

Fab info Malc, very exciting news about the new venue!!! You gonna add it to the website map soon?


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: GUEST,Tom
Date: 10 Oct 06 - 07:02 AM

Hmm that's the email I used - sending again now... (sorry everyone else!)


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Splott Man
Date: 10 Oct 06 - 08:04 AM

If the Experiment is anything like what they did at Miskin, it'll be storming!


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 10 Oct 06 - 04:59 PM

Oh, good news about Black Bank and hope it encourages Nutty to turn up!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Mr Happy
Date: 10 Oct 06 - 06:58 PM

Any tent camping areas?


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Mr Happy
Date: 16 Oct 06 - 07:08 AM

Any tent camping areas?


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Splott Man
Date: 16 Oct 06 - 08:43 AM

I asked Malc about tents at the weekend and he said the Rugby club is OK for tents, but I'd check with him direct to be sure.


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: jojofolkagogo
Date: 16 Oct 06 - 09:11 AM

HELLO KITTY, HELLO ALAN W W
HELLO MALC AND HELLO TO NUTTY

AND ANYONE I MAY HAVE MISSED !!

I won a ticket to this event, and am looking forward to it immensely

and its nice to know some friends are gonna be there too, will be nice to see you Alan - missed you at Whitby this year.

NUTTY

I too (now) have a camper van - and I am female, and I dont like walking around late at night in the dark, I also have a torch, but another person to walk along with would be good !!! I hope that kitty is right when she says we will not have to "Walk Alone"
but if you are worried, as I will also be, we can meet up and "go in tandem"

Malc did not come back with a reply about bus transport did he ?
I hope there is some ...

See you all there

Jojofolkagogo


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Oct 06 - 03:49 PM

Hi all,

Tents OK - Four Pounds for the week-end at the Rugby Club, but please book in advance as you will need a pass to get onto the club site.
Caravans and Campervans very close to full, but Indoor Camping still OK.

There is no bus, it really isn't too far to walk, no more than about 10 mins from most venues and just 3 or 4 mins from The Black Bank, and quite frankly we can't afford it! (The infrastructure costs, room hire, licences, PRS, insurance and the like have risen over 1000% for us in the last 2 years - yes 10 times as much as in 2004, and that's before we get the inevitable "extras" that always seem to crop up)

What will be particularly nice with the Black Bank is that we can have good pub sessions friday and saturday evenings safely away from the town centre, and close to both the Rugby Club and the Indoor Camping (and there is a late licence!).

As usual the turning on of the Christmas lights will happen on the saturday evening, and there will be a fun fair and lots of charity stalls in the town centre plus a firework display. The nice guys from our local radio station will be putting up a stage in the town centre which will be used for the festival and for other activities during the day.

All we need is some of that nice weather we had at Banbury last week-end (did anyone bottle any?)

Cheers

Malc.


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Malc Bedworth
Date: 17 Oct 06 - 03:52 PM

Hi don't know why I appeared as guest - but just thought I should confirm that it was me with a real message!
Malc.


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: jojofolkagogo
Date: 18 Oct 06 - 09:05 AM

Many thanks for all the info Malc


SEE YOU THERE !!!

Jo-Jo


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: My guru always said
Date: 18 Oct 06 - 09:25 AM

Thanks for all the info Malc!! Thanks too for not only offering chocolates for the Gather at Bedworth, but also bringing them to Banbury - Fab Man!


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: alanww
Date: 21 Oct 06 - 06:57 AM

Hello jojofolkagogo
See you there too.
"Walk on through the wind, walk on through the rain...!"
Alan


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: old girl
Date: 24 Oct 06 - 06:36 PM

WE DID'ENT GET THERE LAST YEAR WE WERE SNOWED IN,LET'S HOPE ITS OK THIS YEAR. ROSE


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Zany Mouse
Date: 24 Oct 06 - 06:51 PM

Hils. Are you doing a Mudraffle? If so, I'll get a couple of gifts.

Luv

Rhiannon


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Selchie - (RH)
Date: 24 Oct 06 - 09:21 PM

I've offered to help Hils with a Mudraffle.

It could be a good one with Christmas approaching, plenty of scope for 'Catters to find lovely prizes. (Hint).

Rosie S


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Gurney
Date: 25 Oct 06 - 03:12 AM

If you miss the Aardvark Band at Bedworth, you COULD catch them at Auckland the following month.

And the weather will likely be better.

Long way to come, though.


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: My guru always said
Date: 25 Oct 06 - 06:38 PM

Zany Mouse: Oh yes, definitely a MudRaffle, with the lovely Selchie - (RS) on duty we're bound to raise a fair bit for the MudCat!! All types of prizes will be gratefully received, white elephants, chocolate or of the booby type! Many thanks!

And talking about chocolate - will anyone be concocting any specialities this year? Where is the lovely MBSLynne or the Bits on the Side?


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: mandotim
Date: 25 Oct 06 - 06:54 PM

MGAS; Bit on the Side is no more, but I might well turn up this time; if I do, I've got a new line in home made chocs which must remain a closely guarded secret....trust me, I'm a mandolin player...
Tim


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Selchie - (RH)
Date: 26 Oct 06 - 09:04 AM

Hils ~ flattery will get you anywhere :-)   I'll be "on duty" & hopefully parting generous 'Catters from some of their weekend spending money" ~ all for a good cause.

So to everyone going to Bed'uth ~ get thinking & bring along interesting/useful/amusing/seasonal/etc. etc. prizes please. The more the merrier!

Rosie S


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: muppitz
Date: 26 Oct 06 - 11:40 AM

Tim! You must go! At least for a little while, remember all the fun we had last year?!!!

muppitz x


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: jojofolkagogo
Date: 26 Oct 06 - 01:55 PM

Hiyall !!!

Where will I meet all mudcatters at Bedduth ??? would love to say
"HI" to a few of you.

Jo-Jo


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: My guru always said
Date: 30 Oct 06 - 06:07 PM

Hey Jo-Jo, check the programme (when it comes out), the MudGather will probably be Saturday afternoon/tea-time in the new venue - all discussed above. Will be good to meet you at last - seems every time I think we'll meet, you're not there....


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: nutty
Date: 30 Oct 06 - 07:13 PM

Sdaly it doesn't loook as if I will be able to come.


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: mandotim
Date: 31 Oct 06 - 06:09 AM

Booked my ticket today. See the rest of you reprobates in the kitchen at the indoor camping!
Tim


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Splott Man
Date: 31 Oct 06 - 07:52 AM

We'll be indoor camping.

And when that idiot comes in first thing in the morning to say we have to be out, I'll have him!

Malc assures me we don't have to get out.

Have you tried the Full Breakfast in the covered market? Snuffy introduced us to it last year.


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Snuffy
Date: 31 Oct 06 - 09:32 AM

Have you tried the breakfast in the Bedworth covered market
Bacon, eggs and sausage, black pudding too
Inch-thick bread and butter, beans and tomatoes
Costs you two pound fifty, makes you feel like new.

So how can you say you're not hungry
And say you're not the troughing kind
Let me take you by the hand and lead you to the treats of Bedworth
I'll show you something to make you change your mind.


(Sorry, Ralph)


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Chris Green
Date: 31 Oct 06 - 11:39 AM

Anyone know if the French market's in town this year? Mmmm... tartiflette!


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Splott Man
Date: 31 Oct 06 - 11:45 AM

Tartiflette yerself bouzouki botherer, I'm going for the jellied fruit and angelica, or is that the same thing?


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: My guru always said
Date: 31 Oct 06 - 03:48 PM

Brill Snuffy - Good Man yourself! Now for a few more verses....

Mandotim: we're in suspense till the Gather, looking forward to it!

nutty: sorry you're not coming along, next year perhaps?


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: GUEST,padgett
Date: 01 Nov 06 - 07:29 AM

Unable to come this year as I am giving a talk at Sheffield University for the Yorkshire Garland/TSF project that week end

I hope to retire in Sept next (60) so will have more time but less money!

Hope to see you all next year
Cheers


Ray


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Malc Bedworth
Date: 10 Nov 06 - 09:58 AM

Hi Folks!
Just a few "Clarifications"!

The Festival has the key to the Scout Hut from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon and we are the only users, so people DO NOT have to out for a certain time, other than when the key holding steward has to lock up - that will be the very reasonable and obliging Ron Jackson this year who I have asked to provided with a list of opening and closing times that will posted at the Information desk and at the Scout Hut itself - hope that clarifies some (ALL?!) of the concerns!

The Mudgather is scheduled for 4pm - 6pm at The Black Bank pub (a couple of hundred yards down the road from the leisure centre traffic lights, and opposite the turning for the passageway leading to the Rugby Club) - it will be an "open" event (no ticket needed) as will the three singarounds to be held at the venue (Friday teatime and Friday and Saturday late night (9 - 12)

Sorry I hadn't been able to answer these earlier but I'm trying to put together the difficult jigsaw that everyone else sees as a programme!

The full running order should be on the Website sometime over the week-end.

If anyone has urgent enquiries please email me at The main Festival Mailbox

Ta!

Malc


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: mandotim
Date: 10 Nov 06 - 11:18 AM

Cheers Malc! Really looking forward to it. To the indoor camping kitchen posse; I'm going to bring a supply of the World's Most Dangerous Chilli Pickled Onions, home made, eating with cheese for the use of. They come in three grades; Hot, Major Bowel Surgery and Brain Damage. Bring your strongest cheese for snacks! Try not to imagine the scene in the morning...
Tim


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 10 Nov 06 - 01:37 PM

Thanks for update Malc!

Looking forward. (Think I'm glad I'll be at Rugby Club, not indoor camping, in view of Tim's latest post....)

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Malc Bedworth
Date: 11 Nov 06 - 04:20 AM

Oops forgot to mention - afraid no French Market again this year the council have decided to make it a charity day so in addition to the kids fairground stuff there will be charity stalls in the town centre (also I think the French Market costs them too much - both to hire and for the clearing up afterwards!)
Malc.


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Malc Bedworth
Date: 12 Nov 06 - 08:48 PM

Hi all,
Full programme now on the web site CLICK HERE
Cheers

Malc.


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: My guru always said
Date: 18 Nov 06 - 03:24 AM

Not long now, hope you've got your chocs & raffly prizes ready!


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Sue the Borderer
Date: 18 Nov 06 - 03:12 PM

Yes indeed! Coming up soon.

The Mudgather overlaps with when we're dancing, Hils, but I hope to get there for a bit.
Anyone who fancies dancing a bit of border morris (even if you've never danced before ..... or you're an expert) join 'Herbaceous Border' from 3.30 - 4.30pm on the Saturday in the Health Centre Piazza. (That's outside the Civic Hall)
Or if you're desperate not to miss the Mudgather you've another chance on the Sunday from 1.00-2.00pm outside the Swan in Leicester Street.

As usual, I'm on the look out for more MUSICIANS too.

Sue


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 19 Nov 06 - 01:10 PM

We hope to have a bit of an extra surprise for y'all on Saturday, with Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer at the "meet" in the Arts Theatre (3:00PM - 4:20PM); in fact it should be a surprise for Malc too, as we haven't alerted him to the possibility yet. But we have just been practicing together and the material is coming along nicely. Now, if I can only fit into my special frock for the occasion...


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Emma B
Date: 19 Nov 06 - 04:51 PM

As a fully paid, up card carrying member of the indoor camping kitchen posse ..........what wine do you recommend for that Tim?


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: mandotim
Date: 19 Nov 06 - 06:24 PM

Emma B: Probably something resembling a fine Welsh Claret... Chateau Brasso 1876 usually works well...
See you there!
Tim


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: mandotim
Date: 20 Nov 06 - 06:34 AM

Splott Man; tartiflette!!! it's the yummy potato,smoked bacon, onions, cream and cheese concoction they were selling; even better done the Alsace way with leeks as tartiflette aux poitirons!
Tim (drooling mildly at the thought...)


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: GUEST,Mr Red
Date: 20 Nov 06 - 06:36 AM

Sorry - too busy to make it again - I was too tired last year with work. All sorts of reasons this year - too boring to list.

Enjoy


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Splott Man
Date: 20 Nov 06 - 07:40 AM

I've dribbled all over my keyboard noe!


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Wuzzle
Date: 20 Nov 06 - 10:39 AM

OOOOOOh not long now :-)


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: GUEST,The Toms
Date: 20 Nov 06 - 11:16 AM

I believe I'm right in saying that - due to sound check complications - we're swapping our Meet with Keith Donnelly. So if you want to catch us, come at 4.20 not 5.40, and if you want to see Keith then come at 17.40 - that correct Malc?


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Dame Pattie Smith EPNS
Date: 20 Nov 06 - 03:37 PM

Looking forward to it especially now I`m a Mudcatter! I don`t think my spoons workshop or anything else clashes with the gathering. See you all there.


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Mr Red
Date: 20 Nov 06 - 05:33 PM

I think your spoooooooons clash rather nicely Pattie.


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Malc Bedworth
Date: 20 Nov 06 - 07:27 PM

Tom's correct, small change in the running order for the meet sessions, with Keith doing his "Meet the serious side of Keith Donnelly" session so you'll probably want to catch both the Toms and Keith!
All these collaborations too, Jon Harvison and Phil Hare will be "doing a bit together" as well, and of course there is the Dave & Annie collaboration with Brian Peters for the Kipling session "Soldier, Soldier" using some of the songs previously featured in "The Widows Uniform".
Caravan parking is sold out, and we are getting close to a full sell out on festival week-end tickets (best to book on line to avoid disappointment) Still OK for Indoor Camping - or anyone brave enough to tent!
CLICK HERE FOR THE WEBSITE
Thanks for you time (... and your support!)
Malc.


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: My guru always said
Date: 21 Nov 06 - 02:42 PM

Looks like LOADS of Catters will be at the Festival so the potential for attendance at the MudGather is Awesome!! Duties & performances permitting, possible attendees (though they haven't all said they're a-Gathering) are as follows:

MalcBedworth (probably a bit too busy!)
MGAS
Richard Atkins
Zany Mouse
MCP
John J & Wendy
MoorleyMan
alanww
Herga Kitty & Derek Burgess
Selchie - (RS)
Snuffy
duellingbouzoukis & moonunit
Lenny's Mum
Muppitz & Mother
MBSLynne, EPN, Shady Lady & Richard
Guest, Tom Bliss & T'other Tom
Splott Man
Dame Patti Spoons EPNS
jojofolkagogo
old girl & Dave
mandotim
Sue the Borderer
George Papavgeris
kitchenpiper & Jonny Dyer
EmmaB
wuzzle

And others who haven't been on this thread too! What a Fab Gather this could be!!!! Hope you can all turn up for a while anyway, if you have to be away quickly, let me know & we'll pass the MadCat to you before you have to leave.

Don't forget those raffly prizes & chocolate - see you on Saturday between 4 & 6pm at the Black Bank!


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: IWTATBM
Date: 21 Nov 06 - 04:20 PM

I might call in at some point, but I don't want to build your hopes up so I'll keep it to meself.


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Snuffy
Date: 21 Nov 06 - 07:08 PM

Alanww and myself are with the Shakespeare Mummers and won't finish our last show till about 4.30, so I will have to be a late arrival at the Mudcat ball.


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Malc Bedworth
Date: 21 Nov 06 - 08:06 PM

Never too busy for the Mudgather(thanks to my busy little helpers!)I expect a chance to sing at some stage if I'm donating some choccies!
Malc.


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 06:49 AM

You're right Guru, I'll be around on Sat - so I will try to get to the Gather right after my stint which finishes at 5 pm. (Only one favour - please could you let the Gather area be smoke-free if at all possible...??)
Looking forward to seeing you and the other Catters I missed at Banbury and Gainsborough.
Safe travels.
M


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: John J
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 11:10 AM

Me and my Ma (Helen J) are coming, arriving Friday mid-afternoon. It's my Mum's first 'proper' festival and I've promised her a wonderful time, she can't wait! We'll be at the Mudgather too.

John


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: jojofolkagogo
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 11:19 AM

Thanks Malc for all the info

Mudders : hope to see you ALL at Black Bank (if I can find it as not been to this festival before !!!)

Heres to a great weekend !!! YIPPEEEEEEE

Jo-Jo


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: JudeL
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 01:46 PM

Soupdragon & I plan on being there too


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: CallyH
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 02:26 PM

I'll be there too - looking forward to the gather.


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Col K
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 05:10 PM

Not long now.
I'll be there at the meet duties permitting.
See you all soon.


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: nutty
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 06:55 PM

I shall be thinking about you all. Any plans I had for the weekend are totally up in the air as I have succumbed to a rather severe bout of Shingles.


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 07:12 PM

So sorry to hear that you're "beached", Nutty - take care, and get well real soon.
MM


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: GUEST,Noreen
Date: 23 Nov 06 - 05:59 AM

We'll be there on the Sunday only, working Sat so will miss gather, sorry Hils. Save me a choccy!


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Zany Mouse
Date: 23 Nov 06 - 06:30 AM

Mick and I will be running 3 singarounds during the weekend and hope to get as many Catters there as possible.

Friday: 21.00 - midnight Late Singaround at the Black Bank Pub
Saturday: 15.00 - 17.00 Singaround at the Arts Centre Coffee Bar
Saturday 21.00 - midnight Late Singaround at the Black Bank Pub.

Let's lift the roof at the late sings - everyone should be in good voice by then and I'm looking forward to great big chorus songs.

Come along and end each day with a good lung-burster.

See ya all tomorrow

Rhiannon


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: muppitz
Date: 23 Nov 06 - 07:44 AM

Had a look at the catters list and just to clarify, my mother is also a Mudcatter going by the name of joules!

muppitz x


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: John J
Date: 23 Nov 06 - 07:56 AM

Is Joules coming to the festival?

John


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: muppitz
Date: 23 Nov 06 - 11:31 AM

Yes, joules is.

muppitz x


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: GUEST,Jim McAdams
Date: 23 Nov 06 - 11:57 AM

I am a Bedworth virgin but by the number of old friends who have posted I won't lack good company. I hope to get to as many of the "Sings" as I can as I haven't sang in weeks.(Apart from in the bath)

            Jim x


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Snuffy
Date: 23 Nov 06 - 12:08 PM

It'll be great to see you there, Jim. I'm sure we'll be gentle with you!!


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Jock O' Dreams
Date: 23 Nov 06 - 01:23 PM

I can,t wait Snuffy!!?? As you can see I have at last signed up and have my own "Nome du Net" so can I come to the Mud gather?


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: My guru always said
Date: 23 Nov 06 - 02:50 PM

Hey Malc: choccies for songs sounds like fair exchange *grin*

Welcome Jock O'Dreams, you got here at last!

nutty: so sorry you're suffering & can't come, we'll raise a glass to you!

Noreen: We'll miss your dulcet tones my dear. See you Sunday!

MoorleyMan: having never been to this venue I don't know how possible 'smoke-free' would be, but I know Catters are always very careful to keep smoking away from the Singers. Am hoping all will be well.

Oh Boy, am I looking forward to this, my bag of prizes is packed & ready to go......


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Zany Mouse
Date: 23 Nov 06 - 02:57 PM

MGAS: Try and catch me early on as I have a few raffle prizes.

R


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: MairSea
Date: 24 Nov 06 - 05:13 AM

Naemairsea and I will be there as of "Late tonight". Hope to meet some of you and get to the Gathering. We haven't got T'shirts or Badges yet so will be incognito for a wee while - I think! We are looking forward to another superb Festival and hearing lots of great singers/musicians.

Ann


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Emma B
Date: 24 Nov 06 - 05:25 AM

just stopping for a break mid-packing, raffle prizes sorted.... now where did I leave the wine.......and of course the midnight special food for the kitchen posse!


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: mandotim
Date: 24 Nov 06 - 07:56 AM

Emma B; there's some wine left?????
See you there,
Tim


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Zany Mouse
Date: 27 Nov 06 - 08:19 PM

Malc: Thanks for running yet another excellent festival.

Same time next year?

Rhiannon


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: mandotim
Date: 28 Nov 06 - 03:21 AM

Big thanks to Malc and all the team; thoroughly enjoyed it again.
Tim


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: John J
Date: 28 Nov 06 - 03:41 AM

Me & my Ma had a great time. Many thanks to all who worked so hard to make it such a success.

It was great to put faces to names at the Black Bank Mudgathering, a great way to spend a couple hours!

Cheers,

John J (& Helen J)


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Splott Man
Date: 28 Nov 06 - 03:59 AM

We had a great time as usual. Well done MGAS.

By the way -100!


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 28 Nov 06 - 04:05 AM

Let's make it 101 - big congrats to Malc ... well dun mate, and looking forward to next year already!


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Singing Referee
Date: 28 Nov 06 - 04:26 AM

Only did Saturday, but 'twas great!

Where's Mudcat been?


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: GUEST,mkarion.h
Date: 28 Nov 06 - 04:38 AM

Liewise - thouroghly enjoyed the weekend - the gather was great - even if not good for the diet!!!!!

See you all at the next one wherever that is!

Marion and Steve


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: marion.h
Date: 28 Nov 06 - 04:42 AM

Likewise - thoroughly enjoyed the weekend - the gather was great - even if not good for the diet!!!!!

See you all at the next one wherever that is!

Marion and Steve

Please ignore previous email - too trigger happy this morning


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Splott Man
Date: 28 Nov 06 - 05:40 AM

I've just totted up, Bedworth brought my total of Mudcatters met and spoken too (not just spotted across a crowded room) to 100.

And I forgot to say - thanks to Malc and his team for a wonderful weekend.

... and can we have bigger name badges next year, I kept losing mine?!


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: kitchen piper
Date: 28 Nov 06 - 09:40 AM

I spent all yesterday on the edge of my seat wanting to post to this thread after the weekend!!! Thank goodness it's back up again now!
We had a great time at the weekend and sorry we couldn't make it to the meet. Malc had us working hard and we didn't make it, we were there in spirit though!
Fantastic festival!
:)
Vicki (& Jonny)


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Dame Pattie Smith EPNS
Date: 28 Nov 06 - 09:48 AM

Hellooooooooo everyone. I had a great time too. My first official gathering as a Mudcatter.....
Thank you Malc I enjoyed it yet again, Ned said he`s going to wear the dress next year cos nobody noticed he was on stage!!


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: My guru always said
Date: 28 Nov 06 - 04:33 PM

A Wonderful Festival yet again, thanks to Malc & all the Bedworth helpers!!

Thanks too Malc, for the big tin of Choccies, it certainly kept us going at the Mudgather & we passed the few remaining ones at the bottom of the tin to the bar staff to polish off *grin* Mind you, there were plenty of chocolates & chocolate concoctions brought along to share & I think everyone went away well-stuffed. All hail to JudeL and her 200 handmade biscuits which went down very nicely, thank you very much!!

The MudRaffle raised a brill £46 for the MudCat which will be winging it's way across the pond asap. Thanks to all who brought prizes, bought tickets and endured my demanding raffle drawing experience. The most thanks have to go to my Lovely Assistant, Selchie-(RS) who spent the whole Gather persuading people to buy tickets, what a Fab Girlie she is! Maybe next time we'll persuade her to sing to us aswell.....

What an excellent venue the Black Bank was!! The Landlord seemed to be delighted to have a Folkie presence & was falling over himself to look after us.   The venue certainly helped to make the Gather such a success but the main ingredients were all the Catters who made the journey away from the town venues to come & join the Gather. It was really good to put more faces to names and I understand that there is a multitude of photos being prepared for our delectation!

And here's the proof taken from the Register of attendees:

my guru always said
Selchie-(RS)
Richard Atkins
Mr & Mrs Scarecrow
wuzzle
Jock O'Dreams
Soupdragon & JudeL
EmmaB
John J & Helen J
Dame Patti Smith EPNS
Splott Man
marion.h & steve
Menolly
Ian MacFlute
Herga Kitty & Derek Burgess
Maisea & Naimairsea
IWTATBM
Moses
Singing Referee
RWJ
jojofolkagogo
Snuffy

Guests too as follows (some who may be Catters soon):
Boh Wasgliw (think that's spelt right?)
Liz Kemp
Lynne & Trevor Paris
John Fellows
Lefty
Dave Bradley
Roy Louis
Dave Maskell-Glynn
Corinne Male

Apologies for non-attendance (duties & distance) received from:
MalcBedworth
Merek'n'Dary
Zany Mouse
MCP
Alanww
Dave4Guild
SortyBrenda
Noreen
Buddug
KAB
kitchenpiper & Jonny Dyer
Sue the Borderer

Catters also spotted at the Fest:
duellingbouzoukis
moonunit
Muppitz
joules
mandotim
George Papavgeris
Col K
Leraud
Verna
Flatnote

What a wonderful place we've found here - thanks to Max and all the MudCat elves!

Hope everyone had a good time & a safe journey home! Roll on next Bedworth.....


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: NaeMairSea
Date: 28 Nov 06 - 04:58 PM

Thanks to all for treating me gently at my first Gather.

I really must organise my life better so that I can arrive at Bedworth on time, stay to the end and travel home on the Monday instead of spending all Friday and all Monday at this work skylark.


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: breezy
Date: 28 Nov 06 - 05:13 PM

Well done to Moses, the ref, george papav nee El G, El inglesi and Zorg for making it to Windward on Sunday for Christine Connolley's gig, what a trouper!!

next Sunday its the singing ref whose on

Well done guru for holding it together and a big well done for raising dosh for Joe


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 28 Nov 06 - 06:01 PM

Big thanks Malc for festival and Mudgather session.

Thanks Hils for running the Mudgather.

Thanks to everyone who brought chocs (and yes, I did try a chocolate coated carrot, not to mention 3 of Jude's gingerbread Mudcats with chocolate bottoms).

Thanks to everyone who made it such a good weekend! Here's to next year's.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Sue the Borderer
Date: 28 Nov 06 - 06:53 PM

Sorry I didn't make it to the mudgather, Hils. It suddenly turned really cold on us while we were dancing and all I wanted to do afterwards was sit in the Civic Hall and thaw out.

And thanks Malc, for a great Festival. I'm glad I made it this year.

Sue


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Lenny's mum
Date: 28 Nov 06 - 07:26 PM

Had a wonderful time at the festival. I was unable to make it last year so this was my first stay on the Rugby Club. It made a great site for the caravan, being able to roll into bed after the late sing was wonderful. We thanked the staff there and they said 'the festival was welcome back anytime. Why not in the summer when the weather is warmer'. Can you arrange that Malc? please! Bedworth wouldn't be Bedworth if it wasn't at the end of November and our Christmas party though!


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Moses
Date: 29 Nov 06 - 03:32 AM

Thanks for another great festival Malc.

We (Moses and The Ref) only managed the Saturday, but what a day! So much to do, so many friends to see and so little time.......

A great big Thank You to Guru for organising the Gather and for the lovely chocolate cake to mark the 'Big One'.

Looking forward to seeing the pics

Christine


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 29 Nov 06 - 04:50 AM

Nessie, in the car on the way back: "Why is it that we enjoy Bedworth so much more than any other festival? There is something in the makeup of the festival, perhaps the people we meet, perhaps the ultra-relaxed atmosphere, perhaps the fact that there is no 'star system' but the whole thing is so involving and participative".

Says it all, I think.
Thanks Malcolm, once more.


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Selchie - (RH)
Date: 29 Nov 06 - 12:25 PM

Thanks to Malc & the team for a lovely festival.

Thanks to MGAS for organising the Mudgather & Raffle & for the nice things she says, I'm always happy to be of help by selling tickets ~ It was probably the most enjoyable Mudgather I've been to so far. Nice to see so many new faces.

It's got to be the best way to enjoy ourselves & to help Mudcat, especially as it involves munching chocolates & Jude's biscuits all afternoon.

Rosie x


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: IWTATBM
Date: 29 Nov 06 - 02:15 PM

A very enjoyable first Mudgather for me. Thanks to all involved in its organisation - I will toast your health with a pint of Shires in The Bull tonight!


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Malc Bedworth
Date: 29 Nov 06 - 07:12 PM

Hi everyone,
Thanks for all the kind words - we are just delighted that everyone had such a great time, I think even I enjoyed it this year!
Time for a few weeks off now before we start looking towards next year The 30th Bedworth Folk Festival! should be really special, I want to get a few "nostalgia" acts in and perhaps some sort of tribute to those that have appeared over the years but are no longer with us - right away I can think of Tony Rose and Alex Atterson who appeared at the very first Bedworth! - maybe we could have a concert of the songs that some of these heroes of the past performed, perhaps performed by the up and coming youngsters - just thinking aloud really, if anyone has any ideas just drop me a pm or email me malcg@bedworth-festival.info thanks again for the great support you all give to the festival!
Malc.


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: muppitz
Date: 30 Nov 06 - 10:55 AM

Had a good un Malc!
Sorry I wasn't at the gather folks, I'd clearly had enough pop to make me forget about it!

muppitz x


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Shantyfreak
Date: 30 Nov 06 - 12:23 PM

I attended my first and maybe last mudcat gathering at Bedworth. Even allowing for the awkward venue at the Black Bank I was disgisted at the amount of background noise from people tuning up, selling raffle tickets, offering food and generally nattering away throughout the songs, even the soft unaccompanied efforts.
I had though that the music might have been the reason for the gathering. Obviously I was wrong.


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: John J
Date: 30 Nov 06 - 12:50 PM

I sang unaccompanied, as did my Ma who sings fairly quietly. Neither of us had any problem with back-ground noise. The audience of Mudcatters and others were very supportive. No complaints. The chocs were wonderful, the company even better.

Perhaps you just came in at a bad time.

John


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: daughter
Date: 30 Nov 06 - 12:51 PM

Shantyfreak - what you experienced was the sound of people having "fun"...............


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Shantyfreak
Date: 30 Nov 06 - 02:52 PM

I grant that things may have improved (after I left LOL) but in the twenty minutes or so I was there, I struggled to hear the words of the songs and I was postioned centrally in the room not tucked away in some remote corner.
I agree with daughter's comments above that it was the sound of people having "fun" (her quotes not mine) but different people have different ideas of fun.
I can do nothing except repeat my previous statement
       I had though that the music might have been the reason for
         the gathering. Obviously I was wrong.
Each to their own.


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Jock O' Dreams
Date: 30 Nov 06 - 04:45 PM

Folk music is about socializing as much as the music and after all it was a Mud "Gather" not a "Sing" . Poeple wanted to meet the faces they only new as net names. That was my intrepretation of the meet. Still each to their own! Thanks to all the organizers of this and the Festival as a whole for a very memorable week-end I sang my wee heart out! Ta very much.

                   Jim


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Richard Atkins
Date: 30 Nov 06 - 08:04 PM

Tiz a Gather of freinds to talk chat sing and enjoy with humour. Wonderful songs on the Fringe Party ! Shantyfreak a party with sing worked . Too many bums on seats now in concerts that dont contribute to folk , they
just listen !


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: My guru always said
Date: 01 Dec 06 - 04:29 AM

Sorry you didn't enjoy the Gather Shantyfreak, but as Jim quite rightly pointed out, it was a Gather not a singaround.

So often at festivals we all pass like ships in the night on the way to the next singaround, session, concert, bar or bed & often people don't get a chance to get to know each other. We've all got the Cat in common as well as a shared interest in singing, music, dancing or tradition, so we are already partway to being good friends. The Gathers are a place to meet, and if I can steal a Middle Bar expression (Tony WILL fine me), laugh, drink & sing! (and yes, daughter, it WAS fun *grin*) I think most people enjoyed themselves and I understand that some of the Guests will be registering as Catters too, so it can't have been that bad!

Personally I love the Gathers & always get a good feeling from having 'organised' them - though they tend to run themselves with the aid of the inflatable MadCat. Being able to raise a little cash for the MudCat (with the blessing of the Festival Organisers) is a Bonus and it also helps to bring home to Catters that we all owe something to Max to help keep the Cat running (see UK Friends of MudCat thread). I'm not able to give much in the way of cash, but if my 'organising skills' can help then I gladly offer them.

See you all again at the next one, keep on singing & making music!


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: MuddleC
Date: 01 Dec 06 - 04:56 AM

Apologies for not making the mudcat meet, but walking down to the black bank from the centre of Town, and back to the car the night before 'did my L.knee in', and the dodgey R.ankle came out to protest the next day. I had to sit throughout the cedlidh refusing requests to dance with women it was that bad!
Cally Hanna did hang around with me though, so I kept her from attending too!!


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Shantyfreak
Date: 01 Dec 06 - 01:48 PM

Thanks to "My guru always said" and to "Richard Atkins" and others for putting the point across so well.
As an active participant (not just one who sits and listens) I find singarounds are the best part of festivals since you meet the most involved people there.
However I quite take the point that the mudcat gathering at the Black bank was not a simple singaround.
My education is slowly progressing.


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Subject: RE: Bedworth Festival 2006
From: Singing Referee
Date: 03 Dec 06 - 12:37 PM

Any news of pickies from the Gather?


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