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Warwick F F who is going?

12 Jul 07 - 03:29 PM (#2100928)
Subject: Folklore: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Dave Earl

Well I shall be there again this year (missed 2006).

Who may I run into ?

Dave


12 Jul 07 - 03:30 PM (#2100930)
Subject: RE: Folklore: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Linda Kelly

Hissyfit


12 Jul 07 - 03:31 PM (#2100933)
Subject: RE: Folklore: Warwick F F who is going?
From: My guru always said

Think we'll be there!


12 Jul 07 - 03:35 PM (#2100937)
Subject: RE: Folklore: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Linda Kelly

you had better be!


12 Jul 07 - 03:38 PM (#2100940)
Subject: RE: Folklore: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Geoff the Duck

We will be around.
Quack!
Geoff.


12 Jul 07 - 03:41 PM (#2100943)
Subject: RE: Folklore: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Folkiedave

There will be a well-known folk bookseller with some previously-cherished books for the discerning folk person. And two new tables and and ask me about the folding bookcase!!


12 Jul 07 - 03:44 PM (#2100947)
Subject: RE: Folklore: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Geoff the Duck

Who's that then, Dave?
Quack!
GtD.


12 Jul 07 - 04:07 PM (#2100960)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Noreen

Me and Stew and extended families and friends- our party gets larger every year (in number I mean, before the rude comments!)

It's nice that the kiddies enjoy Warwick so much that they want to introduce their non-folkie friends to the experience :0)

Looking forward to meeting up with lots of nice people again, including all the above xx


12 Jul 07 - 04:07 PM (#2100961)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Dave Earl

Where will that bookseller have his stall?

Enquiring book readers need to know :-)

(Another) Dave


12 Jul 07 - 04:09 PM (#2100964)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: skipy

This will be our 23rd without missing one.
Skipy.
In a dress


12 Jul 07 - 04:13 PM (#2100967)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Dave Earl

"Skipy In a dress"

Isn't that yet another Dave?


12 Jul 07 - 04:23 PM (#2100974)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Ruth Archer

I'll be there, equipped with cinnamon vodka, uncle Dave! And anyone else who fancies a late night tipple, of course...


12 Jul 07 - 04:43 PM (#2100995)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Folkiedave

We had a great brandy and chocolate session last year. So good a certain fiddle player took two days to recover and her mother-in-law came to the stall to complain.

There is a certain affinity with Warwick and drink and me. a year or two earlier - we managed to get a Monkseaton Morris man smashed out of his skull on a combination of polish vodka, raspberry juice and chili sauce - a drink Sheffield City Morris had picked up on a trip to Poland and was apparently called a "Mad Dog".

I'll see what else exotic I can bring.........


12 Jul 07 - 04:47 PM (#2101001)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: The Villan

Linda
Malc & Teresa Sellars are going. Look out for them.
Les


12 Jul 07 - 06:42 PM (#2101087)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: GUEST,Col K

I'll be there as well, behind the stewards desk for part of the time and elsewhere for the rest.
Col


13 Jul 07 - 03:01 AM (#2101322)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: ossonflags

be there on saturday


13 Jul 07 - 03:21 AM (#2101333)
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From: Mr Yellow

Miss Yellow will be present on Sat ceilidh night.


13 Jul 07 - 03:22 AM (#2101334)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: muppitz

No prizes for guessing where I'll be!!

muppitz
x




(Moor & Coast tent for anyone who doesn't know me!)


13 Jul 07 - 03:26 AM (#2101339)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Mr Red

I may be very lonely on Fri so if your steward's radio doesn't work tell me they are not working - over the radio of course! Helping-out with the radio stuff is relatively slow with sporadic panics.
All being well I will be arriving early Fri from Bretforton - Fleece Thurs session was a bit slow starting last year probably everyone preparing for the w/e.
That's the plan anyway.


13 Jul 07 - 03:48 AM (#2101348)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: fiddler

Sorry guys, missing you, the giging thing - earning a crust by playing at a party in London somewhere!

would come if I could - It is a great festival - if you would all overdoo it - a little - to compensate for me not being there at all, I'll donate my fun to you guys!

Andy


13 Jul 07 - 04:08 AM (#2101353)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Saro

CMR will be there from Saturday morning - looking forward to it, especially as the weather forecasters predict an improvement "at the end of the month"! We've got a harmony workshop on Sunday at teatime if you feel like coming to sing with us...
Saro


13 Jul 07 - 04:13 AM (#2101354)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: GUEST

Look after that certain fiddle player Dave 'cos her mother-in-law will be in France this year and will miss all the fun


13 Jul 07 - 02:05 PM (#2101799)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Mrs.Duck

We'll be there having our first experience as stewards. I think I get to play with children as I have the necessary paper work so you can trust me tee hee!


13 Jul 07 - 02:32 PM (#2101819)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Les from Hull

Maggie and I will also be there as part of the All-Star Stewarding Team, and getting in a bit of singing and playing in between.

Can I put in a request for NO RAIN please! We got rained on last year (we were looking after the main marquee during the big downpour and on the main gate on a rainy Sunday) and as citizens of the most flood-damaged City in Britain - and it's been siling down all day today - enough is enough!


13 Jul 07 - 04:09 PM (#2101906)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Linda Kelly

I second that Les -I presume you are with us for the journey down/back up-we are relying on your varied organic 'snacks of the world' to keep us going. If it rains anymore here I am going to start building that bloody ark!


13 Jul 07 - 05:59 PM (#2101975)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Geoff the Duck

I think that Richard Bridge might have some gopher wood left over from his Rainy Tuesday thread of a couple of weeks back.
Quack
GtD.


14 Jul 07 - 03:16 AM (#2102209)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: r.padgett

I will be there with Jim McD if he survives Stainsby FF and I remember the words at Saddleworth FF!!

It was a bit wet last year and I have vivid memories of sitting in Moor and Coast tent with Glen holding the rain off the back of his food tent as the lighting came and the rain flooded the food tent (again)

Time for some good weather this year, please

Ray


14 Jul 07 - 07:51 AM (#2102341)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: GUEST,MC Fat

As padge says i'll be there however won't be at Stainsby as they've just ( as of yesterday 13th July) informed me that I'm not compering which i am extremely miffed about. May try and make Saddleworth though perhaps for just a day


14 Jul 07 - 11:49 AM (#2102444)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: r.padgett

Yes Jim see other thread

Ray


14 Jul 07 - 02:45 PM (#2102602)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: GUEST,Moses

This will be the first Warwick I will have missed since I started going in the early 90s:-(

Warwick's my favourite festival but Dulverton beckons as they've given us (Moses and the Ref) a concert spot:-)

Hope you all have a great time and the rain keeps off us all.

Christine


14 Jul 07 - 03:24 PM (#2102636)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Linda Kelly

We will miss you Christine!


15 Jul 07 - 04:12 AM (#2103051)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Peter K

As usual I will be there.


15 Jul 07 - 01:00 PM (#2103385)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Dave Earl

If there is one place I will be it will be in the beer tent at teatime after I've finished my stewarding for the day.

if that fits in with the rest of your festival I'll perhaps see you there.

Dave


15 Jul 07 - 03:37 PM (#2103527)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Folkiedave

I wonder if we have a jaundiced view of the weather last year? That was as bad a thunderstorm as I have ever known - and if you want to know how bad it was talk to Graham Bradshaw who saw lightning flashing across his lighting rig during a performance and felt obliged to pull the plug!!

And let's remember someone got killed on the bridge too.

But as I remember - the rest of the festival was good weather, and thanks to the very dry nature of the ground it was soaked up very quickly - and things seemed to get dry fairly soon.

I'll take a book so if you come to the bookstall *collectorsfolk" please feel free to let me know and I will post the names after we get back. I hope to be opposite the beer tent!!

Dave


15 Jul 07 - 03:38 PM (#2103528)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: The Villan

FolkieDave, seems like you have managed being near the beer tent again LOL :-)


15 Jul 07 - 03:49 PM (#2103533)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Folkiedave

I know Les and it is only where the organisers put me!!

Angi who does Warwick craft tents, emailed me to ask if I wanted to be there!!

Is the Pope a Catholic!!


15 Jul 07 - 03:51 PM (#2103536)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: The Villan

Does that cost a fiver then :-)


15 Jul 07 - 05:17 PM (#2103592)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Linda Kelly

that poor lad who died was camping in the next tent to us-its a sobering thought-but there is a high weather front on its way-should reach us by 2009 I reckon .


15 Jul 07 - 05:49 PM (#2103616)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Pistachio

Can't wait. Cross fingers that the Battle Bus completes the month without any grief.
Moses, have a great gig, we'll miss you.
Saro, looking forward to seeing/hearing you again.
Villan, thanks for info. We'll look out for Malc and Teresa.
MC Fat, see you at Saddleworth and Warwick!

My husband checked the diary and announced, as though it was news to him, that I'll have attended 3 festivals in one month!(Repeated great escapes). He will be in Warwick briefly (Sat)as we've been invited to a BBQ in Reading and he'll come and collect me so.... please look after Linda until I get back!
Looking forward to what is my favourite festival. Must check a diary - I believe this'll be my 5th Warwick.
H. x.


15 Jul 07 - 05:56 PM (#2103622)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Linda Kelly

I will be fine thanks as will be spending afternoon on Saturday at Zetland Arms with old school friends this being my home festival!Dammit Haze why did you have to show Les the diary!!! He's a babe anyway so we can talk our way of if it!!!! Love Warwick its like being at home!!!!


15 Jul 07 - 11:10 PM (#2103836)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: The Villan

Roight Loik


16 Jul 07 - 03:35 AM (#2103949)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: GUEST,guest Selby

Linda please remember you are a honory Yorkshire person so dont start getting all misty eyed to early. By the way our first Warwick this year.
keith


16 Jul 07 - 04:07 AM (#2103964)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: GUEST,padgett

ERRM Dual nationality must be interesting!

Ray


16 Jul 07 - 03:30 PM (#2104480)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Linda Kelly

What was I thinking!!!!-who are these people who pretend to know me from my schooldays in Coventry!- I have never seen them before in my life-I grew up on a whippet farm in Wetwang as everyone well knows!!!Sorry about that Ray/Keith I was almost brainwashed into believing that I came from somewhere other than Yorkshire-I'm over it now the pills have kicked in! P S Padge if I start now I can knit you a vest by Saturday-my speciality vests have a built in balaclava.


16 Jul 07 - 03:41 PM (#2104493)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: nutty

A matching vest and pants set would be interesting, Linda


16 Jul 07 - 04:46 PM (#2104547)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Linda Kelly

Nutty if you are volunteering to get Padges inside leg measurement then it's over to you girl!


16 Jul 07 - 05:44 PM (#2104588)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: nutty

Sorry - even I am not that adventurous. Better give that one a miss.


17 Jul 07 - 07:46 AM (#2105017)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: r.padgett

25" inside leg, dogs have better inside leg measurements!

Little legs Padgett

The mind boggles vest and balaclava all in one, something outta the Bash Street kids comes to mind!!
Ray


17 Jul 07 - 08:20 AM (#2105037)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: nutty

With matching pants as well Ray ... you could certainly get sunburnt in some funny places.


17 Jul 07 - 08:26 AM (#2105042)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: The Villan

He might get a skin rash if it is wool. That looks like sunburn doesn't it?


17 Jul 07 - 02:36 PM (#2105205)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: r.padgett

I think Mitch (Worksop) does a song which has something about a "funny little sun burn spot"


17 Jul 07 - 02:40 PM (#2105210)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Dave Earl

SussexCarole formerly of Sussex now on The Gower sings Shirley's Little Sunburnt Spot and it's on a CD she made with her t'other Crane Driver.

Dave


17 Jul 07 - 02:42 PM (#2105212)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Linda Kelly

so thats vest balaclava zinc ointment for Saddlworth then? Ray was trying to get hold of categories for WOR-can you pm me with them? Ta!


17 Jul 07 - 03:12 PM (#2105250)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Folkiedave

Dogs?

Dachsunds!!

Bring some money Ray - I may have a book or two for you!!


17 Jul 07 - 03:23 PM (#2105259)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: r.padgett

O no! Dave

I have SOTR (Songs of the Ridings) and Nigel Hudleston's Yorkshire Dialect books also if anyone NEEDS one

is this permitted!


Short in the leg not daft in the head!!

Ray


17 Jul 07 - 03:25 PM (#2105264)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Folkiedave

I have neither - you can leave them on the stall - for a small fee of course!!


17 Jul 07 - 05:43 PM (#2105384)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: RogerTCB

Does anyone know which / where the open song & music sessions are at WFF? I'm thinking of the parallels to Sidmouth's Radway & Anchor Middle Bar.


17 Jul 07 - 05:45 PM (#2105388)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Linda Kelly

late night sing in the arts centre superb!


18 Jul 07 - 11:14 AM (#2105921)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: r.padgett

Zinc ointment!!

Who has being saying what about my medical ailments?

25 inches off the ground is just enough for clearance thanks

Ray

Dave thought you had some SOTR from Steve G?


18 Jul 07 - 12:25 PM (#2105991)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: r.padgett

I do think there is a programme online for WFF setting everything out now

Obviously pub management changes a good bit now so things do change, had a good session of singing in The Bowling Green last year, and found Malcolm Speake and Chris Lowe, and Mal Gurnham and Alhambra involved too in different pubs on the festival bus route in town

I think Jim McDonald doing a session somewhere this year again

Ray


18 Jul 07 - 12:33 PM (#2106002)
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From: Folkiedave

SOTR sold within seconds at Shepley. Offering a free photograph of you in your string vest aided sales.


18 Jul 07 - 01:31 PM (#2106045)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: kab

I believe the open mic events are scheduled for "The Punch Bowl"
Please pray or prance for sunshine.


22 Jul 07 - 05:25 PM (#2108763)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Mrs.Duck

So whats the latest on Warwick? The news shows that a lot of the area is affected by floods.


23 Jul 07 - 05:00 AM (#2109057)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Noreen

Indeed it is and still raining.

Forecast for Warwick this week is light showers every day except Wednesday when there will be... light rain. But Friday will have sunny intervals! :0)

warwick folk festival news says:

>23-Jul-2007 - WEATHER WATCH

... The campsite is well drained and we are prepared with an emergency roadway to protect the entrance of the campsite. Although there has been some national TV coverage of flooding in Warwickshire, the school has not been affected.


23 Jul 07 - 05:24 AM (#2109061)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Geoff the Duck

I've just been looking at the interweb for any information about weather conditionsa and the state of rivers. The latest bunch of floods this last weekend have been further South and West of Warwick.

Warwick Folk festival's own site has got a page for late news, including weather conditions. The say that so far there is not a problem with the festival site. http://warwickfolkfestival.co.uk/news.shtml. Their weather report is dated today.

The Environment Agency has a Flood Warning page for the Midlands. At time of this posting the River Avon between Rugby (Quite a long way upstream from Warwick) and Salford Priors (Downstream from Stratford-On-Avon) is on flood watch. Of course that doesn't mean that there will be a problem at Warwick even if there are some flooded locations on the Avon.

Of course, it isn't necessarily local weather conditions which cause the problems. A number of people including performers didn't get to Saddleworth Festival because they were stuck in the floods a hundred miles south of Saddleworth.


The County Council has a list of road closures some of these are water related. http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/corporate/newsstor.nsf/publicbycategories/355CA38797FB3B358025731F003E60A1?opendocument.They also have a flood information for the County
23 Jul 07 - 05:35 AM (#2109066)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Geoff the Duck

I seem to have missed a couple of bits of HTML code in the above posting It should have read :-


I've just been looking at the interweb for any information about weather conditions and the state of rivers. The latest bunch of floods this last weekend have been further South and West of Warwick.

Warwick Folk festival's own site has got a page for late news, including weather conditions. The say that so far there is not a problem with the festival site. http://warwickfolkfestival.co.uk/news.shtml. Their weather report is dated today.

The Environment Agency has a Flood Warning page for the Midlands. At time of this posting the River Avon between Rugby (Quite a long way upstream from Warwick) and Salford Priors (Downstream from Stratford-On-Avon) is on flood watch. Of course that doesn't mean that there will be a problem at Warwick even if there are some flooded locations on the Avon.

Of course, it isn't necessarily local weather conditions which cause the problems. A number of people including performers didn't get to Saddleworth Festival because they were stuck in the floods a hundred miles south of Saddleworth.


The County Council has a list of road closures some of these are water related. http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/corporate/newsstor.nsf/publicbycategories/355CA38797FB3B358025731F003E60A1?opendocument.
They also have flood information for the County http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/corporate/newsstor.nsf/PublicByCategories/908F42BCD1CE02E28025731E0053CA40, although most recent info is from Friday. Don't know how frequently it will be updated during the present dodgy weather.

Quack!
Geoff.


23 Jul 07 - 06:30 AM (#2109082)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Dave Earl

So the festival site looks OK at the moment and my route to it looks clear too.

See you there on Friday afternoon.

Dave


23 Jul 07 - 06:47 AM (#2109089)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: skipy

I'm packing short dresses, don't want to "drag" my good long dresses through the mud.
Skipy


23 Jul 07 - 03:46 PM (#2109497)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Peter K

According to the festival blog, all is well and the festival is going head as normal. I have just had a chat with the rest of the campsite setup crew, we will all be going at are normal times.

The only difficulty I can see is that the rail station appears to be closed. I am planning to catch a bus (the X17) from coventry instead.


24 Jul 07 - 03:59 AM (#2109823)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: GUEST,MC Fat

Think I better pack some short dresses !!!


24 Jul 07 - 04:18 AM (#2109832)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Folkiedave

I hadn't realised there was a thread to the floods and congratulations to the organisers for getting the news on their web page and keeping people informed.

Certainly I remember after that amazing storm last year the site drained very quickly - so unless there is another really big change in the weather conditions I am sure we well all have a great time.

Remember to come to my stall (Collectorsfolk) and sign the mudcat book. (Blatant advert).

Dave


24 Jul 07 - 04:59 PM (#2110378)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: dame leon

Does anyone know what the fresh drinking water is like. Do we have to take our own?


24 Jul 07 - 05:01 PM (#2110380)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Folkiedave

It is a public school.....double filtered......


24 Jul 07 - 05:24 PM (#2110397)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Ruth Archer

comes with a twist of lemon and a butler to serve it as standard...


24 Jul 07 - 05:32 PM (#2110406)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Dave Earl

I'm not worried about the drinking water.

I'll be drinking beer.

Dave


24 Jul 07 - 06:01 PM (#2110439)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: GUEST,Col K

All systems go for a great weekend of music.
The campsite is fine, water supplies in Warwick have not been disrupted. Please do not arrive until friday as instructed on your tickets. Contractors,set up teams and the like are there now and there are contingency plans set up as well.
The stewards who always do a great job may have a slightly harder time this year because of the problems, so please bear with them, they have job to do to ensure that the damage to the field is kept to a minimum for everyones benefit.
Thank you all in anticipation for your co-operation this year.
See you all there,
Col


24 Jul 07 - 06:33 PM (#2110462)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Lenny's mum (inactive)

Looking forward to it. Please keep us a space for the caravan and tent as it will probably be late on Friday evening before we can arrive.


24 Jul 07 - 06:57 PM (#2110475)
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From: FolkTDG

I shall most certainly be there.
Will be my 15th consecutive, spanning from the year I was born!


26 Jul 07 - 03:31 AM (#2111539)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: GUEST

refresh


26 Jul 07 - 04:23 AM (#2111570)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Folkiedave

Anyone had a campsite update email?

Mine was empty.

Dave


26 Jul 07 - 05:01 AM (#2111588)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: The Villan

For those who dare to look, the link will give you the 5 day forecast for Warwick


26 Jul 07 - 05:56 AM (#2111602)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: The Villan

Its been updated and looks a lot better

Warwick

Has one of the organisers paid BBC to change the forecast :-)


26 Jul 07 - 06:50 AM (#2111618)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: GUEST,Noreen

What does that yellow disc symbol mean, Villan?? So long since i've seen it I've forgotten.

It does make me feel more positive just thinking about sunshine...


26 Jul 07 - 07:32 AM (#2111643)
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From: Folkiedave

Yes a great big sun for the Saturday. Wowee.......

Dave


26 Jul 07 - 07:55 AM (#2111651)
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From: Mr Red

And Sunday?


26 Jul 07 - 08:42 AM (#2111675)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Noreen

Yes Dave I got my campsite update ok. PM me your email address and I'll forward you a copy if you like.


26 Jul 07 - 10:33 AM (#2111773)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: The Villan

I am sure that big yellow disc will make all those going to Warwick feel so much happier, Noreen :-)


26 Jul 07 - 11:46 AM (#2111836)
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From: Snuffy

  • Ancient Warwickshire buildings (Shakespeare's Birthplace, Charlecote Park, Kenilworth Castle and Warwick Castle)
  • Ancient Warwickshire traditional dances
  • Ancient Warwickshire morris men
On Saturday the Shakespeare Morris men are holding their Bus-pass Day of Dance, visiting these historic sites using public transport and senior citizen passes. We will also be putting on a (fairly brief) display of our traditional arts at the Arena stage on the festival site at lunchtime - as soon after noon as the festival bus can deliver us there from the town.

Mudcatters Alanww and myself will be both dancing and playing. Hope to see lots of you there, or when we dance in the town after we return from Kenilworth sometime between 4pm and 5.30.


26 Jul 07 - 02:22 PM (#2111983)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Noreen

Pressure rising, weather clearing, no more rain forecast until Sunday... but...

campsite sodden, no cars allowed on at the moment.


26 Jul 07 - 02:27 PM (#2111985)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Noreen

I have a new pair of wellies in honour of the occasion!


26 Jul 07 - 06:10 PM (#2112140)
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From: My guru always said

Not sure if wellies will be enough Noreen :-(

I'll be checking the Festival website in the morning before we set off as I understand there will be decisions made first thing in the morning regarding the water-logged site. I would recommend anyone going should also check before setting off, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed!


26 Jul 07 - 09:15 PM (#2112258)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Richard Atkins

Fingers crossed for the site today.Coll can Stewards ask all on arival to ignore tape and drive on green bits.
Saves grief of mudtrack creation through site !
Good weather till Sunday . Will Remove van and walk back for Spooky Men if Sunday rain starts ?


27 Jul 07 - 02:34 AM (#2112356)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Fran

Well the Sun is out and the sky is blue here in Rugby, lets hope its the same in Warwick!


27 Jul 07 - 05:21 AM (#2112415)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: GUEST

Sun was shining when I left at 5.30 this morning. Whose silly idea was it to make Wakefield schools work until today!! Be back later this evening though.
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27 Jul 07 - 05:34 AM (#2112419)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: GUEST,Mrs Duck

Sorry that was me!


27 Jul 07 - 06:16 AM (#2112441)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Richard Atkins

I have just been told walkers and tents only on camp site!
Heavy rain is forecast for Sunday so I wonder if the decision will be reversed.


27 Jul 07 - 06:54 AM (#2112468)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Mrs.Duck

Good forecast today and tomorrow so hopefully ground will dry a bit. Also forecast sun for Monday. Just discovered early finish today hooray. Means I'll be in the bar even sooner!!


27 Jul 07 - 07:15 AM (#2112479)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Ruth Archer

I've been told "some cars on the campsite". Whatever that means.


27 Jul 07 - 07:42 AM (#2112497)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Leadfingers

Have a good time all of you !


27 Jul 07 - 07:46 AM (#2112505)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: The Villan

Nothing wrong with your leadfingers, Leadfingers :-)


27 Jul 07 - 07:49 AM (#2112507)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Mrs.Duck

There will be another decision made around 1pm. Will post as soon as I hear.


27 Jul 07 - 09:09 AM (#2112548)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Mrs.Duck

Traders and food etc have set up on hardstanding behind Guy Nelson Hall. Field is still very wet but weather is holding. At present only tents and caravans towed by 4x4s are allowed onto the field but there is a small amount of hard standing although very limited. The puddles in the middle of the field are reducing but organisers are concerned that if ordinary cars get on they may not get off!! Luckily the beer tent has not dried up!! Signing off now so see you all soon.
Jane


27 Jul 07 - 09:54 AM (#2112594)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Ruth Archer

so are there alternative parking arrangements? How are we supposed to get our stuff from our cars to the field?


27 Jul 07 - 11:34 AM (#2112670)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: The Villan

Just seen this on the website. I don't know if that is new or old info

We regret that June Tabor will be unable to appear at the festival due to ilness


30 Jul 07 - 10:03 AM (#2114710)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: r.padgett

Went!

a good festival spirit and great guests

That Spookey Men's Chorale had me in stitches, what a sense of humour!

Good to see everyone again and The Roebuck had some great music and song

The weather on Sunday was much better than expected and the ground sense and stewarding was exceptional avoiding many potential "tow offs" this is great for festival such as Warwick which is so open to weather problems

Thanks to all

Ray


30 Jul 07 - 11:03 AM (#2114751)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Saro

Yes, thanks from CMR as well - what a lovely weekend, and what wonderful singers at the harmony workshop! if any of you are reading this, well done, you were fantastic. Colin and stewards obviously did a great job, and who ever sorted out the weather, can you do the same for Whitby please!
saro


30 Jul 07 - 11:06 AM (#2114754)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Ruth Archer

The stewards and management are to be congratulated for turning out another fantastic festival in pretty challenging circumstances!

Thanks all, and well done.


30 Jul 07 - 11:42 AM (#2114784)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Folkiedave

Can I just add (as a trader) my personal thanks - and I will be writing to the school - for the help of the ground staff of the school?

It must have hurt them considerably to see the ground being churned up by vehicles. All they ever did was do their best to help. "We want to see it go ahead" said one of them.

The reason for this was because apparently we are less trouble than the 4,000 Baptists they are expecting next.

Thanks to those who came to visit the stall, browsed, chatted, bought books, made coffee for me, brought ginger beer, strawberries and even those who practised their melodeon. Let me re-phrase that - especially those who practised their melodeon.

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30 Jul 07 - 01:33 PM (#2114889)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: r.padgett

The most abiding memory for me was in the late night Arts Centre ran

by Brian Rogers again when Damian Barber accompanied himself on

English concertina and sang The Foggy Dew ~ very well, now there was

a sprightly elderly chap sitting quite near to him and the sheer joy

and emotion was truly evident and I was moved by his reaction

he later chatted to Damian

Later this chap accompanied himself on Anglo and sang "The Road to

Dundee", a very lovely moment again!

Ray


30 Jul 07 - 04:39 PM (#2115015)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: My guru always said

My thanks too, to Dick, the Stewards and all who kept Warwick going this year! Having heard about the 'lakes' & 'no vehicles' on the Thursday evening I was prepared for the worst, but Warwick brought it all together & looked after us all!!

Loved Brian's late night sings as always, what wonderful acoustics in there! So glad that he opened up early & stayed late to keep us all happy. Think Breton Cap may have assisted, if so more thanks to you Dave!

Wonderful to hear Hissyfit again (note to self: must try to get further North) and to meet so many smiling Catters & yes, I signed FolkieDave's Guestbook but it looked like lots of Catters names were missing from the signing book *naughty, naughty*

And as for the Spooky Men, well, they were absolutely Fab!!

Looking forward to next year's Warwick already......


30 Jul 07 - 04:48 PM (#2115022)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: skipy

Well done to Dick & his team, cracking Warwick as always.
Question:- Just how many Col Ks are there? everywhere you went you would see one of them Day & night! If there are only 5, they must be dead on their feet!
Skipy


30 Jul 07 - 04:57 PM (#2115027)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Pistachio

Safe home with the Beverley Contingent!
Great to see and hear so many 'catters. Loved the songs Mrs Lemon and My Guru sang on Friday night and enjoyed the 'ladies' set on Sunday morning.

I submitted a comment on the lack of singaround venues ... and I heard that, by popular request, the 'late sing' started rather early on Saturday evening! (Just sorry I had to be elsewhere Sat pm.)
The Bowling Green and Punch Bowl kept the piped music/juke box on while people sang! Not what I expected at all.

Thanks to the Festival crew for their stewarding and management.
Did anyone else notice the cloudless sky on Sunday evening just before Keith D's set? The Spooky men were brill! Great to hear them in (and out of)the beer tent until the early hours!
See you next year.
Hazel


30 Jul 07 - 05:02 PM (#2115029)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Linda Kelly

I got sunburnt -how weird is that? thanks for My Guru for port cheese and wonderful company, to Ray P Col K the Ducks and every one from Hull for the rolling folk festival which makes summers so great in any weather. A wonderful festival the gorgeous Spooky Men who sang in the bar till 4.00am totally awesome, to the joyous late night singing run by Brian amd meeting old friends Noreen KAB etc who I catch up with so rarely. Not long until the next one-where's the insect repellant?


30 Jul 07 - 05:54 PM (#2115056)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: skipy

Any of you at the "sniff song" game outside the beer tent about 4am +?
Skipy


30 Jul 07 - 06:57 PM (#2115084)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Folkiedave

Tell us about it skipy!!

Up to my eyeballs in books at the moment - Mudcat list will be published Wednesday!!

Best regards,

Dave


30 Jul 07 - 07:09 PM (#2115089)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: GUEST,Sally the lemonade lady

Linda; your song on Friday night was wonderful. I loved chatting to you over the counter. Hope you got home safely. Great to see you.

So on to Sidmouth?

Please note everyone.... I am not the Citrus Grove, I am The Lemonade Lady.

Ta

Sal


31 Jul 07 - 07:46 AM (#2115397)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: muppitz

I didn't know there was a list otherwise I would have made the effort to sign it!
I was a Moor & Coast slave as per usual so if you were in it over the weekend you may have known I was there!
Had a bit of a walk round town on Saturday and stumbled into the open mic at the Punch Bowl, so I did a little bit of playing.
I had a good time despite the mud! However I was a little narked at all of the teenybopping groupies Seth Lakeman seems to have gained, most people at the front dancing seemed to be there hero worshipping him because he's nice to look at rather than him being a good musician.
Enjoyed Steve Tilston and Malinky thoroughly, I really wish Malinky would come down to England more often, the Quarterpounders are a bit nifty too, their flautist managed to play a Michael McGoldrick tune with a dislocated thumb, ceilidh dancing to the Glorystrokes is clearly bad for your health!

muppitz
x


31 Jul 07 - 09:55 AM (#2115484)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Les from Hull

We enjoyed really Warwick this year (well we do every year!) but we must congratulate the incredible organisation in the way it dealt with all the problems thrown at them by the weather. We should particularly mention the great work done by the Task Force workers - they were the ones who had to bear the brunt of the extra work. And still smiling faces everywhere!

We enjoyed meeting up with old friends, making new ones and hearing great music everywhere. Roll on next year!

Les and Maggie


31 Jul 07 - 12:32 PM (#2115671)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: GUEST,KAB

Another splendid Warwick.Thanks to Dick Dixon et al.
Echo the special mention for the school staff who throughout had a very positive "can do" attitude and a determination to achieve success.
Thank you to all Festival goers who put up with some inconveniences and necessary changes to the well oiled routine that Warwick prides itself on.
Good to hear the lovely and dulcet harmonies of "Hissyfit" once more
and to put faces to some more Mudcat names,Les from Hull and Maggie amongst others.


31 Jul 07 - 02:43 PM (#2115806)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Mr Red

Yea - a thanks to the groundsman who Ok'd it for me to push my van onto the site. at 200Kg it is lighter than trailer tents by a long way, less damage to grass and less stick in mud - which was very much a factor in choosing it (I could never be a stick in mud).


31 Jul 07 - 05:06 PM (#2115940)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: GUEST,Col K

Many thanks for all your comments about the festival. It was hard work for many people, Stewards, Task Force, Campsite and Management and especially Gary and Nigel from the School.
Skipy there is only one me, and I is tired only got home today tuesday at about 3.30pm.
We want to thank all of our festival goers for their understanding of the problems on thursday and friday, for the Dunkirk spirit which seemed to appear, and for the fabulous weekend which could not have happened without you lot working so hard at enjoying yourselves. Thank you all, see you next year July 25/26/27 for the 30th Warwick FF.
Col


01 Aug 07 - 03:54 AM (#2116234)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: GUEST,MC Fat

Just to add my thanks. I had a great time as usual. Dick, Colin and all the team deserve a medal for making sure my favourite festival went ahead. Thanks lads and lasses


01 Aug 07 - 04:29 AM (#2116255)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Saro

Col K, have a bit of break if you can - there's Whitby to look forward to!!
Saro


01 Aug 07 - 08:08 AM (#2116370)
Subject: RE: Warwick F F who is going?
From: Mr Red

Dave Taylor sang this song there