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Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007

GUEST,The Black Velt Caterpillar Wrestler 13 Feb 07 - 07:40 AM
Charmain 13 Feb 07 - 11:59 AM
GUEST,The black belt caterpillar wrestler 13 Feb 07 - 01:47 PM
Charmain 13 Feb 07 - 05:42 PM
Bernard 13 Feb 07 - 05:54 PM
Charmain 13 Feb 07 - 06:38 PM
Charmain 14 Feb 07 - 06:39 PM
GUEST 15 Feb 07 - 04:29 AM
The Sandman 15 Feb 07 - 04:57 AM
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Blowzabella 15 Feb 07 - 01:14 PM
Blowzabella 15 Feb 07 - 06:40 PM
Charley Noble 15 Feb 07 - 08:05 PM
Blowzabella 16 Feb 07 - 04:10 AM
Carol 16 Feb 07 - 06:26 AM
The Sandman 16 Feb 07 - 07:13 AM
andrewq 16 Feb 07 - 07:21 AM
Charmain 16 Feb 07 - 07:32 AM
GUEST,The black belt caterpillar wrestler 16 Feb 07 - 07:41 AM
Carol 16 Feb 07 - 07:51 AM
Charley Noble 16 Feb 07 - 08:35 AM
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Subject: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: GUEST,The Black Velt Caterpillar Wrestler
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 07:40 AM

Local paper, the Lancaster Guardian, states that this year's Easter Maritime festival will be based at Glasson Dock so as to link in with Liverpool's maritime year.

How does that work? In the place of four pub bars and two hotel rooms and two rooms in the Maritime Museum we would have just two pubs.

And does anyone think that the Liverpool festival desperately needs help from Lancaster?

Sounds like another stealth atempt to kill off the festival.


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: Charmain
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 11:59 AM

Funnily enough, rather than being a stealth attempt to kill off the festival, the move to Glasson is a desperate attempt to save it!
As well as the pubs there will be a marquee set up for performances and street theatre in a "For Easter Weekend Only" Canalside Village.
The newly named "Lancaster District Maritime Festival" will still provide lovers of all things nautical with the worlds largest gathering of sea-song and shanty singers and the team who organise this brilliant event will be doing their all to ensure that the festival runs as smoothly and successfully as possible - in circumstances which they themselves know to be less ideal.
The political situation surrounding this festival is bizarre and it remains to be seen what effect the move will have on the Lancaster Quayside businesses not to mention the Maritime Museum...


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: GUEST,The black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 01:47 PM

In that case I wish it the best. Do we have a guest list yet?


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: Charmain
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 05:42 PM

The list has not as yet been published but I might be able to give some clues in the very near future if you keep watching this thread!


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: Bernard
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 05:54 PM

Yes - had it not been for the valiant efforts of organisers Dave and Val (and others, of course), last year's festival would not have happened... 2004 was officially supposed to be the last.

Such a shame - it was originally started as the Council's attempt to give tourism a boost...


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: Charmain
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 06:38 PM

I just wish that the council would pledge to continue supporting the festival long-term. I'm not sure how long I can carry on attending the "Last Ever Maritime Festival" - its emotionally exhausting!


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: Charmain
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 06:39 PM

Lots of festival favourites are confirmed - including, I am led to believe, Stormalong John, Four and Aft (and the group's component parts as duos ) and Sid Kipper... hope thats enough to whet your appetite for now....


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 04:29 AM

Does anyone know where to get information on the festival ( a website/ email) as I would be interested in going? But need to get details soon so I can organise things. Thanks in advance


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: The Sandman
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 04:57 AM

I am booked there as well.http://www.dickmiles.com


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: Charmain
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 05:42 AM

Information about the festival is available from http://www.citycoastcountryside.co.uk/site/festivals-and-events
and for accomodation and other information call the Lancaster Tourist Information on (01524) 32878


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: Charmain
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 05:43 AM

That was supposed to be a blue clicky link - why do they never work for me? Oh Well - copy and paste the address into your browser and it will amount to the same thing!


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: Charmain
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 05:46 AM

Ah-Ha - think I've got the hang of it now...
http://www.citycoastcountryside.co.uk/site/festivals-and-events


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 11:54 AM

thanks for the link but there are no details of who's booked so it didn't help a great deal, thanks again.


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: Charmain
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 12:08 PM

Yeah - like I said earlier the actual guest list hasn't been published yet so there's not much information to be had at the mo... I will post up any that I get by word of mouth as and when....


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: Blowzabella
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 01:14 PM

Alan hardy has just told me thatStan Ambrose's programme on BBC Radio Merseyside, Tuesday 13th February, was dedicated to the forthcoming event. (It's new title is Glasson Maritime Weekend). If you follow this link BBC Radio Merseyside and click on 'Listen Again' and then select Folkscene, you can hear all about it, and also hear some performances from some of those who will be appearing.

Charmain - totally agree about the emotionally exhausting!!!


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: Blowzabella
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 06:40 PM

That link takes you to a general listing for the festival - the event doesn't have a dedicated website. If you read the listing though, it gives contact info for further details. If you have specific queries, contact the people there - not everything is set in stone yet, though. I understand that an interim newsletter will be sent out to the mailing list very soon - if you leave your details and get put on the mailing list, you will get a copy sent in the post. The full programme usually comes out about a week / 10 days before the event. For accommodation enquiries, the Tourist information Centre number is also on that listing - the event does not run a festival campsite but there are sites in the area.


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: Charley Noble
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 08:05 PM

Blowzabella-

How about a cell at the castle?

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: Blowzabella
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 04:10 AM

Thing is, Charley, a stay at the Castle is usually at Her Majesty's Pleasure ... I do know the Governor though, so could ask a favour, I suppose ...


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: Carol
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 06:26 AM

There is a Web site - http://www.glassonfestival.org.uk but not a lot on it as yet. I Emailed the organiser, Val, to ask about camping but there isn't any on site. Sorry can't do blue clickeys

http://www.glassonfestival.org.uk/html/thefestival.html

no it hasn't gone blue!


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: The Sandman
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 07:13 AM

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Subject: RE: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: andrewq
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 07:21 AM

Glasson Festival is a different event that takes place each summer and doesn't normally have maritime events. The mini-Maritime festival (at Glasson) is new for this year following the demise of the Lancaster Maritime Festival.


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: Charmain
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 07:32 AM

Not sure its fair to call it the Mini-Maritime Festival - The Glasson Maritime Weekend won't be as big physically as the Easter festival of previous years but hopefully it will be as big hearted?


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: GUEST,The black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 07:41 AM

I hear that the Lancater Pace-eggers are thinking of performing in Lancaster early on the Saturday and then moving to Glasson Dock later in the morning so perhaps they will take some passing audience members in tow.


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: Carol
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 07:51 AM

Sorry about that, I wondered why it said camping for the Friday and Sat. when the lady that I contacted said there wasn't any camping! Senior moment, just didn't look at the dates!!
Small place to have 2 festivals although .


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: Charley Noble
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 08:35 AM

Beware of the Press Gang, if they're about!

Afore you know it, you'll be off to the raging main, with nothing to eat but seaboot duff and handspike gruel!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 17 Feb 07 - 08:05 AM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: andrewq
Date: 17 Feb 07 - 12:23 PM

Charmian wrote: "Not sure its fair to call it the Mini-Maritime Festival - The Glasson Maritime Weekend won't be as big physically as the Easter festival of previous years but hopefully it will be as big hearted?"

Sorry, Charmian, I wasn't casting nasturtiums just pointing up the difference between the existing summer Glasson Festival and the new (smaller than Lancaster, but perfectly formed?!) spring Maritime one. I'm sure it'll be great, as previous Lancaster Maritime jaunts have been.... and with the added attraction of Bond's ice cream.


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: GUEST,Steve_Cooperator
Date: 24 Feb 07 - 08:28 AM

I'll be missing the event this year - first time in 19 years. Wish everyone well.

Steve
(ex Shanty-Crew)


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: The Sandman
Date: 24 Feb 07 - 04:58 PM

The Press Gang are a pack of fossilised shellbacksand lilylivered land lubbers.http://www.dickmiles.com


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: Blowzabella
Date: 25 Feb 07 - 04:27 AM

I'll be sure to pass on your kind words to them Dick ... (wink)


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: Alio
Date: 09 Mar 07 - 03:49 PM

My March Sounds of Folk programme on Radio BritFolk is also dedicated to the festival. Val sent me a list of artists known so far, and the weekend's looking really good.

Ali


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: Blowzabella
Date: 09 Mar 07 - 05:23 PM

Here's the latest newsletter ... Glasson Maritime Weekend newsletter

Late additions - ie not on there but coming are: Richard Grainger, Endeavour Shantymen, Trim Rig & A Doxy and Tim Laycock


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: The Sandman
Date: 10 Mar 07 - 03:32 PM

I believe Captain Gardner is booked, and is going to sing shanties in unison with Pirate Jack and assorted midshipmen.


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: The Sandman
Date: 11 Mar 07 - 02:13 PM

Richard Grainger.


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: Alio
Date: 02 Apr 07 - 05:44 PM

Can't wait now - and only a few days to go. I got in the mood by playing tracks from Johnny Collins and Three Sheets To The Wind on Oldham Community Radio tonight. The map of the whole festival site looks great - in a way I can see it being better than Lancaster perhaps - with everything so close together the atmosphere should be amazing!
Ali


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: andrewq
Date: 09 Apr 07 - 06:36 PM

How did it go in its new format at Glasson? Unfortunately I wasn't able to get there.


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: Charley Noble
Date: 09 Apr 07 - 09:18 PM

Yes, a report would be nice. Or was everyone scarped up by the Press Gang?

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: Derby Ram
Date: 10 Apr 07 - 06:50 PM

I can tell you it was as fantastic as ever - it might even have had an edge on the Lancaster Original. I mean only in the sense that it was much cosier and easier to get around. The atmosphere was terrific and every event was exteremely well supported.

Extra special performances were put in by Lou Killen (of course),
Hughie Jones, Four an' Aft, Dick Miles, Stormalong John and Richard Grainger ansd the Endeavour Shanty Men. Sylvia and I had a thoroughly
great time and are looking forward to another Easter Maritime extravaganza next year!

Good onyer David and Val


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 12 Apr 07 - 04:15 AM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: Simon G
Date: 12 Apr 07 - 07:16 AM

We could only manage Monday.

Despite most of the singers having performed since Friday night they were in excellent voice. Enjoyed everyone we saw, Lou Killen was brilliant, but so was Hughie Jones, Derek Gifford, Stormalong John and Geogg Higginbottom and all the rest.

Imagine the scene Stork Inn, small cosy room with large fireplace, Stormalong John (all six I think) in the fireplace singing at full volume. The wall of sound was amazing, like a hard rock concert, and all with the the human voice x 6 and the odd concertina here and there.

The venues -- Stork and Dalton were just big enough on Monday, you had to wait one or two songs for a seat.

If only we had been able to make more of the weekend.

Congratulations to the organisers, superb performers in a great setting; what more could you ask for.


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: Charmain
Date: 12 Apr 07 - 10:31 AM

Yeah - Huzzahs all round for really great achievement!
Despite the logistical problems and that abominable marquee (an experiment which I am assured will NOT be repeated) the organisers and production team pulled it off once more - the artists were superb and the venue especially good becuase of the glorious weather. The "Last Night Do" will go down in the annals of history as a true blitz spirit affair!!
Thankyou to Everybody - Artists, Organisers and Audience for a truly memorable weekend.
God Willing the festival will return next year with more support from the powers that be!!


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: GUEST,Helen Pitt
Date: 12 Apr 07 - 01:52 PM

Yes - a really smashing festival. The weather helped - it brought out a lot of people new to maritime music - and the atmosphere was great, with the pubs really welcoming, and quiet enough to sing ballads in, as well as shanties. And actually, I rather liked the marquee. The p.a. was good and the heater in the bar area worked a treat. Audience for Four 'n' Aft at 11am on Saturday in the marquee was quite substantial, which has to be a good sign. I think David, Val and company have done a great job. Thank you.


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: Alio
Date: 12 Apr 07 - 02:31 PM

It was a brilliant weekend as always - excellent artists, wonderful singing, great organisation, loads of people wandering about soaking up the atmosphere, and lovely weather thrown in. And the whole community at Glasson seemed to enjoy and support the event, which is great. It's great to see so many friends there (many of who will be at Cyril's event next weekend I believe)- I'm just looking forward to next year now!
Ali


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: GUEST,Chris
Date: 12 Apr 07 - 03:37 PM

It was great! It had a wonderful carnival atmosphere with Punch & Judy and the Inner State Theatre group who, when we passed by munching on our dish of chips, had gathered a substantial audience around them. There was kipper smoking (they were gorgeous), coracle building, an RSPB stand that had a large 'bird' jigsaw for kids (and the not-so-young kids)and the Shanty Tent (open fronted and not PA'd) was always a great crowd puller. All this against a back-drop of narrow and broad-beamed canal boats, yachts and other vessels of various shapes and sizes in a very pretty harbour.

The pubs were welcoming, the ale was good and the singing from all the artists was of a very high standard.

Well done to all concerned.


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: Charmain
Date: 12 Apr 07 - 05:47 PM

Replying to Helen Pitt
Am glad the marquee wasn't wholey despised - to be honest I have to admit I was biased against it - but that was probably due to me having to stand in the draft for most of the weekend!!
The music was - as always - awesome!


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: The Sandman
Date: 13 Apr 07 - 04:47 PM

It was excellent,The only gig that I have ever arrived to, by way of canal boat,
the audience for Dick Miles,in the Paddy West performance tent at 11am in the morning was considerable.
O and Derby ram and Derby ewe performed good sets,as did all the performers,well done David,Val and the production team.


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Maritime Festival 2007
From: The Sandman
Date: 15 Apr 07 - 05:51 AM

I enjoyed performing in both the Stork[Good acoustics]and the Dalton Arms,if the village hall could be made available,this would be a good
alternative for concerts,etc.,when weather is inclement.
unfortunately because of performing committments,Ionly caught one of Roy Palmers talks,however his talk on Samuel Plimsoll,was Interesting, Entertaining and Informative and was the highlight of the festival, as far as I was concerned.


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