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Bude Folk Festival 2008 planning mtg 21st Jan

16 Jan 08 - 11:44 AM (#2237733)
Subject: Bude Folk Festival 2008
From: Hawker

Attention all Devon & Cornwall Mudcatters, and beyond........
If there is anyone out there who would like to contribute their help and support to the running of Bude Folk Festival - stewards, committee etc, There will be an open meeting at The Falcon Hotel, Bude on Monday next (21st January 2008) at 8.00 p.m. If you can offer any input whatsoever, or are just feeling a little curious as to what its all about, then please come along. All will be made VERY welcome.
Also, any 'catters out there who came last year, any feedback would be appreciated.
Those artists who so marvellously supported us last year, your feedback would also be gratefully received. Should you be keen to come again, we would love to have you. please pm me with your address /e-mail addresses, and info on what kind of fee we would be looking at! and we will see what we can do for you! we did make a little money last year but are not rolling in it!
I look forward to seeing you / hearing from you soon.
Cheers, Lucy Burrow


16 Jan 08 - 03:29 PM (#2237897)
Subject: RE: Bude Folk Festival 2008
From: My guru always said

Brilliant, we'd been hoping you'd be doing this again Lucy, last year was Wonderful!! Please post dates asap!


16 Jan 08 - 03:41 PM (#2237899)
Subject: RE: Bude Folk Festival 2008
From: Anne Lister

Yes, dates would be useful! But great news!

Anne


16 Jan 08 - 04:08 PM (#2237923)
Subject: RE: Bude Folk Festival 2008
From: growler

Sounds great, WHEN IS IT !!!!!


16 Jan 08 - 04:12 PM (#2237928)
Subject: RE: Bude Folk Festival 2008
From: Herga Kitty

Last year it was the late May bank holiday weekend (clashing with Chippenham, Chester, Cleethorpes festivals...). I remember because I was in Chippenham, and missed the Shiny Bums in Bude!

Kitty


16 Jan 08 - 05:17 PM (#2237968)
Subject: RE: Bude Folk Festival 2008 planning mtg 21st Jan
From: Geordie-Peorgie

Aah wez in Bude and aah think aah missed the Shiny Bums an' aall!

Aah'm up forrit! Aah had such a canny time last year!


16 Jan 08 - 05:35 PM (#2237988)
Subject: RE: Bude Folk Festival 2008 planning mtg 21st Jan
From: BretonCap

Sorry Lucy can't make Bude if it's going to be the late May Holiday weekend again.

I'm planning to be at Chippenham again.

Dave


16 Jan 08 - 07:11 PM (#2238057)
Subject: RE: Bude Folk Festival 2008 planning mtg 21st Jan
From: Hawker

It Looks like the late May Bank Holiday, this year, though I have tried to get the rest of the committee to see sense and look at other dates, It does seem though that whenever you organise a festival there will be one that clashes with it somewhere!
Also Historically there used to be a Whitsuntide fair at Bude, so it is a sort of revival of a past tradition.
Cheers, Lucy


17 Jan 08 - 06:18 AM (#2238286)
Subject: RE: Bude Folk Festival 2008 planning mtg 21st Jan
From: Hawker

Refresh


17 Jan 08 - 08:11 AM (#2238313)
Subject: RE: Bude Folk Festival 2008 planning mtg 21st Jan
From: Canberra Chris

Well how about that, the Shiny Bum Singers were discussing the very same matter here in Canberra on Tuesday night, in company with fellow Budists Andrew McKay and Carole Etherton who left my place this morning on the way back to Sydney. We even had the festival poster out, which is a happy souvenir of a great time.

The Bums won't be able to make it over again this year, but keep a spot warm for us in the land of legend - fond memories of the Falcon and the Tree Inn, the great welcome, and putting a face to so many Mudcatter names. Like General MacArthur, we will return.

Love you all, and happy to give feedback, though I can't think offhand of anything we would have improved, except our schedule which had us hacking across to Rochester for another magic session on the Sunday. Was there ever a better weekend?

Calling all Mudcatters - this is a great little festival, be there.

Geordie-Peorgie sorry to miss you too! Love your messages.

If we can help from here, let us know.

Chris


17 Jan 08 - 08:55 AM (#2238334)
Subject: RE: Bude Folk Festival 2008 planning mtg 21st Jan
From: GUEST,Les Sullivan

I am more than happy to support your festival as an artist having heard good things about it from Carole and Andy. If you are unfamiliar with the name check out MySpace

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=150905389

which includes my email. I have heard my songs are very popular in your part of the world and sung by quite a few people.


17 Jan 08 - 09:02 AM (#2238337)
Subject: RE: Bude Folk Festival 2008 planning mtg 21st Jan
From: Singing Referee

I can second Les's nomination of himself. Great songs, great voice, excellently performed. Well worth a spot at any festival!

His songs are often mis-credited as traditional, e.g. Jutland

And I believe he's moving down to Dorset, so almost local! ;0)


17 Jan 08 - 12:01 PM (#2238489)
Subject: RE: Bude Folk Festival 2008 planning mtg 21st Jan
From: George Papavgeris

Yes, grab Les with both hands! You won't regret it, great songwriter!
I can't make it myself this time though - booked elsewhere...


18 Jan 08 - 09:52 AM (#2239211)
Subject: RE: Bude Folk Festival 2008 planning mtg 21st Jan
From: Hawker

Refresh


18 Jan 08 - 10:47 AM (#2239255)
Subject: RE: Bude Folk Festival 2008 planning mtg 21st Jan
From: Sue the Borderer

I'll try & make it to the meeting on Monday night, Lucy.

I don't think Exmoor are going to be dancing at Chippenham this year, so I'm toying with the idea of coming to Bude instead - and running Herbaceous Border there (instead of at Chipp) What do you think?

Sue


30 Jan 08 - 01:59 PM (#2248801)
Subject: RE: Bude Folk Festival 2008 planning mtg 21st Jan
From: GUEST,kimsky

Hiy'all - sorry to butt in here, but due to the sad demise of Cornwall Folk Fest, there's a bunch of us folky musos wondering how we can play at Bude instead? I can find no one to contact.....is anybody there?????


30 Jan 08 - 02:15 PM (#2248814)
Subject: RE: Bude Folk Festival 2008 planning mtg 21st Jan
From: Cats

Hi Kimsky. Your best bet is to contact Hawker. If you pm me I'll send you a contact number


30 Jan 08 - 02:20 PM (#2248820)
Subject: RE: Bude Folk Festival 2008 planning mtg 21st Jan
From: BB

Only just come across this one - it's a real shame that it's going to be that weekend again. So near, and yet so far...

Good luck though.

Barbara


31 Jan 08 - 10:25 AM (#2249556)
Subject: RE: Bude Folk Festival 2008 planning mtg 21st Jan
From: Hawker

I know Barbara, The Earl of Rhone clashes, we have beaten this out several times but, as we are reviving an old tradition, it was felt that this was the best date for the festival.
Yes, Kimsky, I have pmd you!


31 Jan 08 - 05:43 PM (#2249926)
Subject: RE: Bude Folk Festival 2008 planning mtg 21st Jan
From: Hawker

Hi Les, will get in touch, I think we have met at Wareham!
Cheers, Lucy


01 Feb 08 - 08:03 AM (#2250303)
Subject: RE: Bude Folk Festival 2008 planning mtg 21st Jan
From: GUEST,Les Sullivan

Hi Lucy

I meant to put a blue clicky on my first post so here it is again I think we have met at Wareham and I look forward to hearing from you

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=150905389


17 Feb 08 - 04:52 AM (#2264379)
Subject: RE: Bude Folk Festival 2008 planning mtg 21st Jan
From: GUEST,Garry, Oggle Band

Good to hear from you.
Great festival last year.

Looking forward to seeing you again!

Garry
Oggle Band


17 Feb 08 - 04:17 PM (#2264792)
Subject: RE: Bude Folk Festival 2008 planning mtg 21st Jan
From: growler

Hi
Ruff and Reddy would love to come, but the May Weekend is Rochester Sweeps Festival.