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'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe

04 Jun 07 - 05:01 AM (#2067931)
Subject: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: ossonflags

15th to 17th June inclusive.

Thought I would start this of to provide info for those intrested in the doins, news and events of the Bev.Fest Fringe.

Myself and Sir Rog will be co-hosting singarounds at the "Monks Walk" both Saturday and Sunday of the festival.

Saturday from 13.30 hrs to whenever

Sunday from 13.30. hrs to whenever

I have been informed by Lorraine (landperson of the "Monks") that as last year a marquee will be set up in the bear garden. We will have the option if weather and minster bells permit of using the inside of the pub.

So if you sing,twang, strum, pick, blow, fiddle, whistle, drum, dance,monologue or just come and join in and or listen you will sure of a warm welcome at the "Monks"


04 Jun 07 - 05:26 AM (#2067940)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: Carol

And on Saturday at 2p.m.there's the 'Ladies' session in Hodgsons - you don't have to be a lady but if you're not you need to sing/recite/play about one!!


04 Jun 07 - 05:31 AM (#2067945)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: Folkiedave

A marquee in the bear garden?

The mind boggles..........


04 Jun 07 - 06:10 AM (#2067966)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: Hand-Pulled Boy

Last year there was a good sunday afternoon session at the Forresters designed for singer /songwriters. I hope it's available again this year.


04 Jun 07 - 06:45 AM (#2067979)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: Linda Kelly

I think people will need a bike


04 Jun 07 - 08:42 AM (#2068068)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: Carol

Or an electric scooter!


04 Jun 07 - 10:16 AM (#2068134)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: Les from Hull

Ive just spoken to Mervyn and he thinks it's the Sunday afternoon as well - similar format to last year's. He'll be back here to confirm.

Maggie and I will be hosting our usual meet 'n' greet session in Hodgson's on the Friday evening. Hodgson's is the pub adjacent to the campsite. We welcome all sorts of folky stuff, but I imagine that people who want a sing will go there and people who want a tune will go to the Tiger. That's what usually happens.

Les


04 Jun 07 - 11:34 AM (#2068197)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: John J

I've just had a call from the festival (director?) telling me that it is no longer possible to buy camping only tickets for the festival.

We phoned last Thursday just to check we could buy camping only tickets - we could - but between the phone call and them receiving the cheque they changed their minds. It seems it isn't viable for the festival to allow camping only. A shame.

In order to get round this you need to buy an event ticket, then you can buy camping tickets for £20 per person.

I'm dissappointed (and more than a little miffed - having been told it was OK), but the festival has to remain financially viable if it is to continue.

John


04 Jun 07 - 01:00 PM (#2068292)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: GUEST,Tiger John

The Tiger will be having instrumental & singing sessions, Friday, Saturday & sunday

an intrumental session will be held in the rear snug, however the other rooms will be availiable for singing or playing.

cheers


john


04 Jun 07 - 02:05 PM (#2068334)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: Willa

John j
not an expert on nearby camp sites myself, but no doubt someone will be along soon with details; i know there are several nearby. Try a PM to Oombanjo, btw


05 Jun 07 - 03:24 AM (#2068838)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: GUEST

Thanks Willa,

We have now booked a concert and camping.

Still miffed at having the festival organisers going back on their word though. We'll probably look elsewhere next year - on principle.

John
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05 Jun 07 - 07:08 AM (#2068924)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: ossonflags

Are you gonna be there then "Folkie dave"? it must be over thirty years since I saw you last.


05 Jun 07 - 02:07 PM (#2069287)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: oombanjo

Yes john J so am I, they have certainly kept this under wraps. If you are reading this Chris or Martin I would like an answer, as I have just this week, on the 4th/6/07 released another area of the field that will take 30 /40 vans an nothing was said. ????? Oombanjo


06 Jun 07 - 03:19 AM (#2069748)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: John J

Irritating isn't it? I shall be having a friendly word with the organisers when I get there. They're (legally) on a VERY sticky wicket with their decision: Thursday when we phoned them they said I could buy camping only tickets, so I ordered them. On Monday they phoned me back and say they've just changed their minds, I can't 'camp only'.

I would have absolutely no objection if they said at the outset that that was going to be the case, but to do it like that is a bit off. Not everyone can afford full festival tickets.

Cheers,

John


06 Jun 07 - 04:02 AM (#2069765)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: Sir Roger de Beverley

No doubt Oombanjo will confirm or otherwise but I thought that East Riding Council had obliged the organisers to keep on the camping only option following the People's voice festival initiative.

R


06 Jun 07 - 04:06 AM (#2069768)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: nutty

The other annoying point is that, having made John buy an event ticket in order to be able to camp, - the organisers are under no obligation to ensure that he is able to get a seat at the said event.


06 Jun 07 - 04:19 AM (#2069778)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: GUEST,Steve

Chris is only answerable to herself it is not the peoples voice it is the Chris voice!! which is a great loss for the festival as a whole and a shame for the people. She doesn't like the fringe which is also a shame because it is an integral part of the event.


06 Jun 07 - 06:05 AM (#2069818)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: Graham and Jo

There is some B and B and self catering accommodation in Beverley. There's a campsite at Lakeminster park which is about 20 minutes walk to the forresters and about half hour to Beverley Minster. They also have a couple of self catering chalets but they are a bit pricey because the price includes fishing. It's very pretty there by the fishing lakes but there is that walk into town - unless you took a taxi or drove and parked where the army museum used to be.


06 Jun 07 - 11:49 AM (#2070011)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: oombanjo

The problem is that having spoken to the festival proper. I was given the go ahead to pass the information on as John j. can verify and inform those that want to camp that tickets would be available AFTER the 1st of June but only if there were any spaces not sold and available. AS I said in my earlier thread, I only released another part of the field, this would hold 30/40 vans, upwards of that if it was tents, so spaces were and are available,???? Also in the festival literature it say that camping will be available " the restrictions were those that I muted earlier". I am far from happy with the shoddy way that I have been used and I will no doubt be having a few words with the organisers and so should all others that feel the same way.
Ps. I posted an earlier thread on the Fringe. I wrote, "It is to be my last year of running the fringe. Roy Wild has offered to step into the lions den please give him all the support and encouragement that you have given me over the years". Chee3rs Oombanjo


07 Jun 07 - 03:30 AM (#2070528)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: Paco Rabanne

Sleep in the bus station. Works for me!


07 Jun 07 - 03:48 AM (#2070533)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: oombanjo

yeh Ell-Tedino we know by the smell!


07 Jun 07 - 05:31 AM (#2070583)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: Pistachio

REFRESH   Just thought I'd collate info from above:
Fringe Activity (so far) (1030hrs GMT 7 July)
Please add more info. H.

Fri        Evening         Hodgsons         Meet 'n' greet    Les and Maggie
        Evening         Tiger Rear snug Instrumental        
        Evening         Tiger Front room Sing/Play        

Sat         1330 hrs Monks Walk       Sing/Play    ossonflags/Sir Roger
        1400hrs         Hodgsons         Songs 'by or about Ladies' Carol
                 Tiger Rear snug Instrumental        
                 Tiger Front room Sing/Play        

Sun         1330 hrs Monks Walk       Sing/Play   ossonflags/Sir Roger

                Tiger rear snug           Instrumental        
                Tiger Front room   Sing/Play        

                -- Foresters - TBC --                

                -- The Sun - open --


07 Jun 07 - 07:45 AM (#2070624)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: nutty

I'd love to be with you all (I love Beverley) but I have to stay at home for the Jean Lee Memorial Day. That will be a super sing as well but I will be thinking of you.


07 Jun 07 - 01:52 PM (#2070863)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: Wildboy

Additional fringe events - Sunday am there should be an old time gospel session on the Syntan on Beverley beck.

Foresters songwriter's session is Sun afternoon from around 2pm (a popular event last year so get there early).

The Sun welcomes singers and musicians throughout the weekend though no formal sessions are scheduled.

To limber up for the serious sessions of the day join me in the marquee on the campsite from 11.30am - 1.30pm Sat & Sun for a lunchtime session.


07 Jun 07 - 03:21 PM (#2070934)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: oombanjo

And Hodgsons open house, all singers and musicians welcome on saturday from 12 to 2 and 2 onwards with the ladies day in the small bar, with the odd showcase in the large room from 11am. I will have them all printed out on to flyers to hand around the camp site.cheers Ombanjo


09 Jun 07 - 12:04 PM (#2072207)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: John J

We're looking to arrive mid-Friday afternoon.

John


09 Jun 07 - 04:31 PM (#2072345)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: Linda Kelly

wll meander up the road to Hodgsons on Friday late afternoon -hope to see you all.


09 Jun 07 - 04:53 PM (#2072357)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: John J

Hello Linda! It will be good to see you again, it's been a looooong time.

Ta ta fer now,

John


11 Jun 07 - 11:46 AM (#2073707)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: ossonflags

Come and say hello Linda, i will be parked as near to Hodgesons as i can get without actually putting me awning over the bar!!!!


12 Jun 07 - 01:28 PM (#2074936)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: ossonflags

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12 Jun 07 - 03:19 PM (#2075007)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: Linda Kelly

Will wander down after work on Friday Mick, I am sure we can prop up the bar and relate tales of the wealth and depth of the Beverley music scene to any festival goer who is interested............


13 Jun 07 - 03:15 AM (#2075486)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: ossonflags

Look forward to it Linda.


13 Jun 07 - 06:52 AM (#2075592)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: Nick

Hope to see you at some point over the weekend - probably Saturday or Sunday afternoon


13 Jun 07 - 07:39 AM (#2075616)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: GUEST,Graham C

Where's the best bet for a (musician's) session on Sat afternoon?


13 Jun 07 - 07:44 AM (#2075623)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: GUEST,Graham C

Oops - sorry - should have read the thread in more detail! Seems to be the rear snug of Tiger - is that right?


13 Jun 07 - 07:59 AM (#2075631)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: Lynn W

Well we'll be in the Tiger Saturday afternoon (2 fiddles) so hoping for some tunes! (And Friday and Sunday probably ...)


13 Jun 07 - 08:18 AM (#2075651)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: Paco Rabanne

The Tiger sounds good to me.


13 Jun 07 - 11:12 AM (#2075838)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: Carol

2 days to go!!


13 Jun 07 - 11:19 AM (#2075843)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: GUEST,Graham

What time does the Sat afternoon Tiger session kick off?
GC


13 Jun 07 - 11:25 AM (#2075851)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: oombanjo

Fringe flyers have been given to Thomas and his youth team from over the water. They will put them round the camp site early Saturday norning I/ll se If I can stick on on this thread.
Beverley Fringe events 2007.
Friday Hodgsons Welcome day with Les and Maggie in the chair.
Friday Tiger (night) Graham and Joe will be hosting their usual session.
Saturday Tiger (all day) Sessions, this year in the front and back room.
Saturday Monks walk (all day) sing around with Mick & Roger in the chair.
The Sun no organised fringe as there are new landlords, but they will make welcome anyone who wants to go in and play or sing.
Saturday Hodgsons (all day) with John and Derek doing the early shift.
2pm hand-over to Carol for Ladies' day, a session run by ladies, for all persuasions, with songs about ladies
Sunday Mick (all day) will still be going in Monks and an informal sing around in Hodgsons
Sunday Tiger is on for any players who's fingers have not worn out
Sunday 10.30. The Syntan (barge on the beck) there will be an old time Appalachian gospel morning on the Syntan, hosted by Hugh Connor and Friends of Old Time American Music and Dance
Sunday Foresters on the Beck from 2pm the second songwriters day
Pip & Merry , and Merv & Martin in the chair.
Most of these sessions as you know go on through the night.
There will also be an informal show case in the food tent between 10am and
2pm, and in the large room at Hodgsons
Chee3rs and enjoy the festival Oombanjo. WOW how was that then


13 Jun 07 - 12:33 PM (#2075930)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: BanjoRay

John - is there any Old Time on Saturday? If so I'll come for the day.
Cheers
Ray


13 Jun 07 - 01:16 PM (#2075973)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: oombanjo

yes Ray Dave, clive, Mike the fiddle,The Ally cats and more I hope "Hugh I hope" as I have booked the Syntan for the gospel morning on the Sunday we are playing in the food tent around 10ish and in Hodgsons after that.There are also others that have said that they will be comming, the fiddler fron west yorks comes every year and some of the york crowd said that they will be with us.


13 Jun 07 - 01:17 PM (#2075974)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: GUEST,cookieless bloke in the corner

Certainly The Tiger will be the musicians' venue Friday night and Saturday lunch. For what it's worth I will be there Friday evening from around eight (plus daughter and piano accordion coming specially from York!) and from one on Saturday afternoon - Bill the box player will also be there around that time. Looking forward to going home with fingers bleeding!
Lawrie


14 Jun 07 - 05:12 AM (#2076566)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: Carol

One more day, oh rock and roll me over just one more day


14 Jun 07 - 12:52 PM (#2077000)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: Carol

TOMORROW


14 Jun 07 - 03:28 PM (#2077139)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: oombanjo

Tshirts are in order Ladies. and TuTu's for the lads


14 Jun 07 - 03:32 PM (#2077142)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: Sir Roger de Beverley

waterproof tutus - it is throwing down here.

r


14 Jun 07 - 03:40 PM (#2077145)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: Carol

Big Brollies?


14 Jun 07 - 03:58 PM (#2077162)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: Linda Kelly

and wellies!


14 Jun 07 - 04:34 PM (#2077189)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: nutty

You might be able to get The Syntan closer to the campsite then


14 Jun 07 - 04:57 PM (#2077217)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: Carol

Don't say that or you'll put him indoors off driving onto the field!


14 Jun 07 - 05:34 PM (#2077252)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: nutty

I'm just jealous Carol   ....I really will be thinking of you all.


15 Jun 07 - 05:55 AM (#2077616)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: Graham and Jo

Yuk rain!

Hope it doesn't rot out autumn planted onions!

Hope it doesn't make anyone miss a belter of a session in the Tiger tonight!


15 Jun 07 - 06:06 AM (#2077624)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: Sir Roger de Beverley

Just going out to buy a snorkel - it really is that wet!

R


15 Jun 07 - 06:53 AM (#2077646)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: GUEST,Simon D

Three or four of us be playing some Irish tunes and songs in the Durham Ox on the other side of town tea time (5 to 7.30 ish) Saturday and then hopefully moving on to the Oddfellows for the rest of the evening.

Simon


15 Jun 07 - 06:54 AM (#2077647)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: Carol

Just hope we can get there!!


15 Jun 07 - 07:03 AM (#2077649)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: GUEST

is the sun shining yet


15 Jun 07 - 07:12 AM (#2077656)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: Carol

You're kidding, mind you we're 30+ miles away - the rain's eased off here.


15 Jun 07 - 07:21 AM (#2077660)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: ThreeSheds

It has just stopped I dont know how the campsite has faired but when I was on Westwood this morning it was wetter than I 've ever seen it before


15 Jun 07 - 07:56 AM (#2077679)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: Pistachio

The rain has eased considerably and could think of stopping soon . (1240hrs GMT)

I've been down to the campsite which has some BIG puddles and oombanjo is hopeful the weather will ease.

General traffic has been hid badly by localised flooding. From the Humber Bridge A164) the Willerby roundabout was under water and traffic at a crawl. Entering from North Cave, Walkington had flooding too.
I expect it's much the same from York (A1079)but believe it to be slightly clearer to the North.
There is a LOT of activity in Beverley this weekend.
A tribute band, 'The Kings of Queen' are due to perform up on the Westwood, (north west of town) on Saturday evening AND
the Final 'Walkington Hayride', 'Heavy Horses' drawing carts/carriages in Victorian style meander to Beverley and back on Sunday afternoon.
It's now 1255hrs and the rain has stopped (at my house), 2 miles north of the campsite. Fingers and toes crossed.
Hopefully all will enjoy what they can. I'm in my shorts and make no apology for my attire. Legs dry off so much quicker than soggy trousers! Wellies at the ready.I'm heading for the campsite about 1400hrs.
Enjoy.
Hazel.x


15 Jun 07 - 08:24 AM (#2077694)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: Sir Roger de Beverley

I'm staying under my proper roof until it is time to head to Hodgson's. It was still drizzling slightly 5 minutes ago when I took the hound out.

R


15 Jun 07 - 09:37 AM (#2077750)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: Pistachio

Lunch time BBC 'Look North' said the festival is still ON, tho' other events in Hull have been cancelled!
(Bridlington had one months rainfall in 12 hours!!)

It's a lot brighter now and barely raining.

I'll see you there!
H.


15 Jun 07 - 11:10 AM (#2077825)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: ThreeSheds

Suns not shining but theres a drying breeze


17 Jun 07 - 06:50 PM (#2079509)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: Graham and Jo

Has anyone else heard a rumour about the festival moving to a site ten miles away?


18 Jun 07 - 03:07 AM (#2079688)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: John J

I didn't hear mention of this over the weekend. Perhaps this could see the revival of the peoples festival?

JJ


18 Jun 07 - 03:14 AM (#2079690)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: ThreeSheds

Whats the rumour KC Stadium, Driffield Showground or Cricket field Humbleton?


18 Jun 07 - 03:22 AM (#2079694)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: selby

Heard rumours and the questionaire may have hinted at it, can't remember the question but did remark on it.I don't have a problem where the festival may or may not be held but if it is in a field somewhere the festival food tent needs to step up about 98% it was useless this year. Festival Tickets prices are very high compared to other festivals having said that I would not organise a folk festival and vote with me wallet and feet anyway Enjoyed the artists who where on and even with the rain an enjoyable festival this year


18 Jun 07 - 03:32 AM (#2079698)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: Paco Rabanne

The friday night sessions in The Tiger were fab! I sat down in the back room and played for four hours straight.


18 Jun 07 - 04:02 AM (#2079707)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: Gedpipes

A wee note of thanks to John the boss in the Tiger.
He really did us all proud.
Cheers


18 Jun 07 - 04:58 AM (#2079732)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: ThreeSheds

Well said Ted&Ged


18 Jun 07 - 06:50 AM (#2079774)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: Graham and Jo

Hear hear.
And the pie and peas were great too!


18 Jun 07 - 07:06 AM (#2079783)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: Graham and Jo

One of us saw Bellowhead and they were great. It must be very expensive to book a main act like that. Imagine splitting the gig money eleven ways!
Suppose a lot of us would be happy with a cheaper festival because we like dance teams and sessions and perhaps just to drop into something else at some point but aren't so bothered about whether it's a big time act. Beverley festival is limited in size by the size of the campsite and if the ambition is to move away from the 'character' provincial market town bit of fun and become something like Towersey or Glastonbury then the organisers have to to go somewhere else.
We just heard 'a site ten miles away' so that could be Driffield show ground. It's a pity for Beverley town and the folkies of Beverley will miss it. For the festival itself I suppose it depends on what you want from a festival and others might prefer a bigger site and more of a rock festival feel. If anyone has opinions on it now is the time to get a feedback form and fill it in.


18 Jun 07 - 08:04 AM (#2079819)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: Paco Rabanne

Three sheds was right,next year it will be held on our cricket pich in Humbleton.
18 Jun 07 - 11:22 AM (#2079970)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: GUEST,ET

Despite the best endeavours of the weather god, this was a good do and the camping field held out.

I was a "traffic" marshall in a high vis vest.   Jeremy Clarkson said that the country was being run by blokes in high vis vests. I agree with him.    All I needed was the power of arrest and the weekend would be complete.   By power of arrest I mean of those without tickets, banjo players, singers (like me) out of tune etc.


18 Jun 07 - 02:30 PM (#2080156)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: GUEST,Big Bird

Well I reckon the big bands can go off to Humbleton and leave us in Beverley with a fringe festival that has a reasonable camping ticket price and some good sessions. Never have been to any of the big gigs, which makes it an expensive weekend camping! Couldn't make it this year - hope you all didn't get drowned! Look forward to a Fringetastic event next year then!


18 Jun 07 - 02:41 PM (#2080163)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: Pistachio

Home, dry, tired, nearly hoarse and delighted with the way the weekend produced more of those wonderful 'unrehearsed choir' moments in Hodgsons.
Congratulations to Willa for 'The Wilberforce Collection' events that resulted from her very great effort. It was a delight to hear James Berriman singing live.... (I heard him 3 times) what an outstanding voice. Sorry not to get to the Monks Mick/Roger. I was unable to get a leave pass!
Great job well done by Maggie and Les, Derek, John and Carol keeping Hodgsons front room in order....all weekend. An 'I'll only stay about 10 minutes' remark was forgotten as someone left nearly five hours later wondering 'where the time went'.
Wildboy let some gatecrashers in to 'Area2 tent where the singing continued. Zoe and Dave were brill as were Derek, oombanjo, Roy and Carol and I didn't want the evening to end.
The new rope string band had me in stitches, see them if you can.
Could have had a better layout in the tented village, a fab coffee stall was so far out I nearly missed it.
Great job on the campsite by oombanjo. He never gets enough credit for what he oversees.
Epic over now. If I've forgotten anyone I'm sorry but I'm somewhat tired. I know! Special thanks to Linda Kelly for services to 'Pistachio' time management! It's a hell of a task. xxx


18 Jun 07 - 03:33 PM (#2080204)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: Linda Kelly

I am the voice inside Pistachio's head which says 'I want to be here but need to be there!'-Good festival better fringe- Glad I saw Seth Lakeman, cos he is very good but not my scene, and if I saw anyone else I can't remember. Friday fringe was superb, nice to see John J again-well done Mick Les & Maggie Carol for running wonderful singarounds and to oombanjo for managing the flood better than Noah. Good to see the pubs full in a part of Beverley that needs the trade. Improvements needed to the food and the craft stalls but given conditions then I suspect that had a bearing on those things. I am loking forward to Cleckheaton immensely.


18 Jun 07 - 03:49 PM (#2080220)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: squeezeboxhp

also enjoyed the festival but feel that someone has another agenda regarding moving to a greenfield site.
mild moan ; i think that a warning to all under 14s to wear earplugs means that this is not really a folk act and would be better appreciated by head bangers from Bradford and the money better spent on a folk act.
if you need a guard on the emergency exit of a concert please note that the crash doors need the bolts unfastened to allow the doors to open in an emergency.
fiddlers who get a bit precious when a box player diverts away from that irish tune they play all night.
mild praise
the fringe is the important part of Beverley festival and should be preserved.
if the larger option moves away, keep the faith and downsize to a festival within the town and base at the memorial hall it worked at Holmfirth.
absolute praise to Oombanjo for site organization


19 Jun 07 - 02:42 AM (#2080744)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: GUEST,Kampervan

Having had to miss this years festival,I was a bit shocked to start reading the messages and find out that I had maybe missed the last Beverley-based festival.

I agree with previous writers who say that if the big festival moves away to a site-based festival, with only limited opportunities for impromptu sessions, then I would certainly support a weekend of fringe events based in various pubs with maybe one concert venue such as the memorial hall.

It would be a real shame to move away from Beverley.

Here's to next year

K/van


19 Jun 07 - 04:45 AM (#2080791)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: GUEST,the one/merry

thanks to all who came to the songwriters session in the Foresters on Sunday afternoon and made it the great afternoon that it was.What a talented gathering.Some great original stuff.love to you all Merry,Pip,Mervyn n Martin


19 Jun 07 - 06:10 AM (#2080838)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: Hand-Pulled Boy

Wish we could have stayed longer in the Foresters Arms on Sunday as there was some good 'stuff' being played by all and a nice, relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. There was a suggestion of a similar session starting up in the Sun on Tuesday evenings but I didn't get further details. Does anyone know if it starts tonight? Ta.


19 Jun 07 - 06:24 AM (#2080844)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: The Sloan Ranger

I thought the fringe festival produced some superb stuff. It was great to see The Sun totally mobbed. It was busier than I've seen it since 2003! There was a gathering of vry talented writers, singers and musicians at The Forresters on Sunday. The locals of a great histoic minstrels town showed once again how the passion and skill still runs in the blood. It was enhanced too by some amazing artists from further afield. Well done to all inolved in a cracking musical weekend (the beer wasn't bad either!)

Respect to all, Karl.


19 Jun 07 - 06:29 AM (#2080849)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: The Sloan Ranger

I managed to collect a few video clips and some photos at some of the sessions. What does everyone think of me putting them on a youtube site and on flckr to promote the considerable talent at the beverley sessions?


19 Jun 07 - 06:34 AM (#2080854)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: Wildboy

The 'Sun Songs' evening does indeed start tonight and it would be great if we could get lots of support for the first evening. It will be running every Tuesday from 8.30pm at the Sun Inn, Beverley.

Hey I just want to say a big thanks to everyone who made the festival work, you know who you are. It was pretty scary on Friday morning watching a lake appear at the campsite entrance, but it all just seemed to work out fine in the end.


19 Jun 07 - 08:00 AM (#2080920)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: Willa

Had a great w/e. I echo thanks to all the singaround/session organisers and to oombanjo. Did some tent-sitting with the babes, but luckily we were well within earshot of area2, so thanks to all those unseen but heard!


19 Jun 07 - 08:26 AM (#2080940)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: GUEST,Ted in Ted

Talking of filming, on friday night a bloke with a HUGE video camera and some sort of official pass around his neck(plus beard) popped into The Tiger and filmed us playing. Who was that, Anyone know?
             Flamenco, the true path.


19 Jun 07 - 10:57 AM (#2081086)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: theleveller

I had a brilliant weekend. The mix of bands like New Model Army and Bellowhead with the more traditional artists was inspired; this, combined with the fringe activities, made it one of the best festival's I've been to anywhere. I'm horrified to hear that it will be moving outside Beverley. The whole atmosphere will change and losing the opportuniy to wander into town will make the whole event much less attractive - in fact, I may not even bother coming again. Come on, Chris, that really is a move too far.


19 Jun 07 - 11:32 AM (#2081126)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: theleveller

Just emailed Chris Wade to ask if the festival's moving and got this reply:

"Not sure about it moving. Beverley certainly has a lot of advantages and it seemed to go so well this year that we agree it would be a shame to move it."


19 Jun 07 - 01:23 PM (#2081239)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: oombanjo

Hi Karl no problem with you putting the film through to "you tube", however the last time someone said "you tube" to me i thought they were refering to the void between my ears. Chee3rs to all Oombanjo


20 Jun 07 - 05:18 AM (#2081922)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: Hand-Pulled Boy

I enjoyed the session for Singer/Songwriters last night in the Sun. It was well supported and hopefully will be each and every Tuesday night. Deserves it's own thread?


20 Jun 07 - 11:47 AM (#2082258)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: Wildboy

I've posted a message about the Sun session on the 'Sun Inn' thread, thanks to all who came - great evening!


25 Jun 07 - 12:29 PM (#2086542)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: Carol

Just got back home from Beverley via Durham this weekend but how about a second Peoples Voice Festival please please??


25 Jun 07 - 02:20 PM (#2086670)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: John J

I'll second that!!

John

PS Hello Carol.


25 Jun 07 - 02:36 PM (#2086684)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: ThreeSheds

Third it


25 Jun 07 - 05:06 PM (#2086817)
Subject: RE: 'Beverley Folk Festival' Fringe
From: Carol

Hi John
Croxdale was a good weekend but could do with a bit more support perhaps. The weather coming back was hellish on the A1 and M62. Roll on the 4 Fools and then Cleckheaton then I suppose we should come home for a few days!