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saddleworth 2009

27 Nov 08 - 01:58 AM (#2502639)
Subject: saddleworth 2009
From: dozy rozy

Any dates available yet?


27 Nov 08 - 04:07 AM (#2502677)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: GUEST,Raggytash

This is the wrong type of site to be getting dates on Rosy, try one of the more salacious ones


27 Nov 08 - 04:23 AM (#2502682)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: John Routledge

24 to 26 August 2009. At least that's what is says in my diary.:0)


27 Nov 08 - 04:29 AM (#2502686)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: nutty

I think you mean JULY JOHN


27 Nov 08 - 04:59 AM (#2502702)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Hamish

17th to 19th July.

At least, that's when I'm going.

~8^)


27 Nov 08 - 05:04 AM (#2502707)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: GUEST,Neovo

Unless you want to see Rushcart, 21-23 August


27 Nov 08 - 05:12 AM (#2502711)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: John Routledge

Thanks Hazel. I did mean July although my diary used to say August :0(


27 Nov 08 - 08:24 AM (#2502831)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Vin2

July it is and i think Bob Fox is booked if mistaketh not.

Hiya Rozy, you wouldn't be related to Sleepy Rosie on another thread by any chance ?


27 Nov 08 - 08:53 AM (#2502845)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Hamish

Good thinking: Bob's site says he's there on Sat 18th and Sun 19th. So that's Bob and me will be there that weekend.

(John R: I think Ali had considered the following weekend, but opted for the earlier one for reasons which escapse me now.)

~8^)


27 Nov 08 - 11:14 AM (#2502935)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: muppitz

Are they perhaps going to increase security on the campsite this year?
I have wellies now so I'm not so concerned about the rain!!

muppitz
x


01 Dec 08 - 08:51 AM (#2504814)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: dozy rozy

Hello, and thanks for the replies.I suppose that date will have to do.All alone am I!


01 Dec 08 - 09:01 AM (#2504831)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Hamish

Well, it depends, Rosy. You can opt for Bob and me, or John R the week (or month!) later...


01 Dec 08 - 09:02 AM (#2504833)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Vin2

I think Ali spoke to the police about the problem this year so i reckon they may be a bit more attentive next year.

Maybe look out for one-another aswell.

Never really bin too much aggro in previous years so that incident this year shouldn't be allowed to spoil what is a fab festival eh ?

Vin


01 Dec 08 - 01:52 PM (#2505099)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: GUEST

Tell you what.Lets all meet up at once. For instance,we could all gather together at a lovely little festval in Uppermill in July.We could camp in a field and sing a few songs.What a date that would be.


01 Dec 08 - 04:18 PM (#2505263)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Pistachio

Don't mention the rain... the space shuttle 'wigwam in puddle' memory will never leave me!... but I'll be back and Linda will be with me!! You have been warned.


01 Dec 08 - 04:20 PM (#2505267)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Aeola

Looking fwd to the Fest weather has got to be better!Might take my paints with me, the 'site' of that teepee was fantastic!!


02 Dec 08 - 09:26 AM (#2505805)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: GUEST,dozy rozy

Aeola, how's the head?


02 Dec 08 - 04:38 PM (#2506209)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Aeola

Aw shucks! Will I ever live it down? Thank you for your enquiry, It's great! Looking forward to next year.


04 Jan 09 - 05:15 AM (#2531019)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Alio

Hi everyone, and Happy New Year!

The dates are July 17th to 19th, and artists booked - apart from Bob Fox and Hamish - include
Eric Bogle and John Munro
New Rope String Band
Strawhead
Triban
Hissyfit
Askew Sisters
Gene Burton
John Prentice
Stanley Accrington
Barrie + Ingrid Temple
Zoe Mulford
Copper Kettle
Better Late

Hopefully the campsite won't be a problem. The police were very concerned about the incidents and did prosecute. I got apologies from the Inspector - my phone call to ask for them to come down to the site and informing them of the potential threats was neither recorded nor acted upon.

BUT there is a problem. Due to work and family pressures (my parents are 88 and 93 and very frail, and my daughter's just had her 4th baby, so I'm supporting them all and working through the night at the moment) I've pulled out of doing the artists now. So the committee are meeting on the 15th of this month to decide if they can go ahead with the few festival with the few people left to run it. I'll come back to Mudcat as soon as I hear their decision.

Love
Ali x


04 Jan 09 - 05:16 AM (#2531020)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Alio

PS is there anyone out there who fancies giving us a hand?!!! The pay's not brilliant, and I can't guarantee anything but rain, but my company makes it all worthwhile!!!

xx


04 Jan 09 - 05:51 AM (#2531029)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Linda Kelly

We'll keep our fingers crossed Ali -it getting more and more difficult to find people who have the time and commitment to take over this side of things, but hopefully you will find a replacement. Love and hugs Linda


04 Jan 09 - 03:26 PM (#2531432)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: r.padgett

Ali I am sorry that you find yourself in this position and clearly family comes first

Help on the day should certainly be in evidence and jobs that can and should be delegated need to be identified by the committee

Priorities for the festival need sorting asap

Once the committee have met no doubt further info can be made known?

All the best for 2009 to all!!

Ray


05 Jan 09 - 05:40 PM (#2532391)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Alio

Thanks Linda and Ray.

I think my leaving was the last straw as the committee were dwindling, and the artists / programming etc is such a huge job, if not a difficult one. I've enjoyed every minute of it - I've worked with such lovely people (including yourselves of course).

Anyway, we'll see what happens on the 15th - fingers crossed.

Ali x


08 Jan 09 - 02:40 PM (#2535333)
Subject: Saddleworth
From: GUEST

Whose on at Saddleworth in 2009 nothing on the website


09 Jan 09 - 07:21 AM (#2535842)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: r.padgett

See above guest!

No doubt the website is one of the jobs that needs attention by "somebody, anybody" rather than nobody {remember Roy Blackman?}

Ray


09 Jan 09 - 12:33 PM (#2536158)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Alio

Hi Guest.

Ray's right - I'[d just posted a list above. It goes back to what I was saying earlier - we don't have enough people on the committee to do the jobs! Sorry!!

Ali


09 Jan 09 - 12:51 PM (#2536176)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Lenny's mum

We're looking forward to it! We know what it is like and how much work is involved as being part of the organising committee for Cleckheaton Folk Festival a fortnight before Saddleworth. Saddleworth, although we steward there is a lovely place to unwind and enjoy.
Janet and Malcolm


10 Jan 09 - 05:23 PM (#2537466)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Alio

Thanks Janet and Malcolm. I know how hard you 2 work there. We'll know more on Thursday evening at the meeting, so fingers crossed. And we've got a good list of artists too! Hopefully I'll be MCing at Cleckie again so I'll see you there if not before.

Ali x


14 Jan 09 - 08:27 AM (#2539551)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Vin2

Hope the meeting on the tomorrow ends in good news and Saddleworth Festival rolls on!!


15 Jan 09 - 06:51 AM (#2540075)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Hamish

Fingers crossed! It would be such a shame for all those who've invested their time and tlc over the years building up this fabulous festival to see its demise.

Hamish x


15 Jan 09 - 11:31 AM (#2540425)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: MoorleyMan

Hear hear, Hamish.
Hope all goes well with the meeting tonight Alio, and do let me know if there's anything I can do to help...


17 Jan 09 - 03:20 PM (#2541570)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: sid

Well? What happened? Don't want to have to keep this trophy forever!


17 Jan 09 - 04:42 PM (#2541653)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: GUEST,guest selby

no i would like us to have it at least once
keith


18 Jan 09 - 10:47 AM (#2542198)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: r.padgett

I have the welding equipment ready to melt it down if we don't win!

Ray


18 Jan 09 - 11:28 AM (#2542239)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Alio

We decided to have the festival in 2009 - just to make sure that the trophy comes to Yorkshire!!

Seriously though, the Festival is going ahead. I won't be doing the artists stuff as I've got too much on, but I'm finishing off bits and pieces and letting the artists know who the new contact is.

I'll still be doing the weekend desk, and they've asked if I'll MC some of the main concerts as I go to quite a few festivals MCing now - so that's lovely. I'll be staying as Festival Director until the AGM in November - after that, I don't think the new committee feel a Director is necessary.

So I'm off to start on the Running Order now - thanks for all the lovely messages and enquiries. And the website should be up to date very shortly!Watch this space!

Ali xx


18 Jan 09 - 01:48 PM (#2542365)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Hamish

Wonderful news, Ali & co. And I mean not just for us artists and punters, but for all you hard working folks who've built this event up over the years into an excellent festival.

And good luck with all your other commitments!

x


19 Jan 09 - 05:47 AM (#2542889)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: sid

Excellent news -don't make a space on your mantlepiece just yet Ray!


19 Jan 09 - 06:01 AM (#2542895)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Vin2

Fab news !


19 Jan 09 - 06:19 AM (#2542908)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Myrtle's cook

Yes - that is wonderful news. We came for the first time last year and really loved everything about it. Thank you Ali & co


19 Jan 09 - 07:52 AM (#2542959)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Linda Kelly

We'll be there -so looking forward after my little hiccup last year!!


23 Jan 09 - 10:43 AM (#2547016)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Alio

Thanks everybody - sorting the propgramme of events out now!

Ali xx


18 Jun 09 - 01:39 PM (#2659510)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: GUEST,paul

I'm travelling all the way from aberdeen to see The Young'Uns....they are the best young act on the folk scene in my opinion! They were terrific at Gate to Southwell last weekend so looking forward to being entertained once more!!! cant wait


18 Jun 09 - 08:06 PM (#2659875)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Soldier boy

You won't be on your lonesome dozy rozy, me and all your folkie friends and followers will be there to keep you company dear lass.
We will have a great time.

Looking forward to it - on Fri 17 to Sun 19 July (only 4 weeks away!!)

And please learn "The Booby song" for this event dozy rozy.
PM me if you need another rehearsal. It will be smashing!

And to everyone - BRING YER WELLIES!!!!!(just in case)


20 Jun 09 - 10:21 AM (#2660872)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Soldier boy

refresh


20 Jun 09 - 12:56 PM (#2660970)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: MoorleyMan

Why bother refreshing after only two days when there's clearly no fresh news? Pointless!


20 Jun 09 - 03:09 PM (#2661054)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: nutty

Refreshing brings a thread back to the top and keeps it relevant,

Definitely not pointless - as otherwise it would disappear off the bottom of the page.


20 Jun 09 - 06:13 PM (#2661156)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Soldier boy

Quite right nutty. It had slipped off the bottom of the page so I just nudged it back to prominence.

Your point's pointless MoronMan!


21 Jun 09 - 04:55 PM (#2661668)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: nutty

I am in a quandry with regard to the weather at Saddleworth. It has the fiercest collection of mossies that I have ever come across. At least when it rains they stay at home.


21 Jun 09 - 05:10 PM (#2661683)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: GUEST,Andy

Saddleworth without rain would be like Glastonbury without mud!

The line-up for the main concerts is up on Safra's website now. Eric Bogle headlines on Friday night and Bob Fox on Saturday. No details of the other events over the weekend as yet.


21 Jun 09 - 05:26 PM (#2661698)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: MoorleyMan

You're right Andy, the Saddleworth website is unusually lagging behind with detail this year. There's less than a month to go now, after all.
Soldier boy - (and hey, please let's not stoop to name-calling) my intention in posting originally was to spur someone into action to get some more information out there.
Too many festivals are leaving it very late in the day for getting a decent level of info out on the website (not just because of funding uncertainties, which we can all understand) and as a result are probably losing out on attendees simply because not everyone can make important decisions and arrangements (things like accommodation, getting time off work etc) at the last minute.


21 Jun 09 - 06:13 PM (#2661722)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Soldier boy

OK MoorleyMan, I apologise. I'm sorry. Just felt miffed when all I was doing was to bring back up onto the main page a site that had fallen off the page.
I did this so that this great festival would'nt risk losing out on potential 'attendees' by keeping it visible so it could get their attention - whether full information about the festival was available yet - or not.
At least if a notice of the festival is 'visible' and can be viewed it will attract attention from existing and 'new' punters who I'm sure will have the patience to wait for full details - especially when Alio has already explained that the organisers are stretched to the limit and that the website will be updated soon.
I know time is getting tight - but if anyone is still making their mind up about coming to this festival - don't think about it - just book it or put it in your diary and turn up - It's a smashing festival and you'll love it!


21 Jun 09 - 06:31 PM (#2661732)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: MoorleyMan

Apology gladly accepted, Soldier boy!
I look forward to meeting you there (if I get to make it myself).

But I do agree with you - it has been a smashing festival, a real highlight of the calendar every year so far (I've been to all but the very first Saddleworth!), and I'd not want it to lose all the goodwill and support it's built up over the years.


23 Jun 09 - 09:59 AM (#2662637)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Soldier boy

I look forward to seeing you there MoorleyMan. Like you I think I have been to this smashing festival nearly every year.

Roll on 17 - 19 July'09!


23 Jun 09 - 02:30 PM (#2662868)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Pistachio

Less than 4 weeks to go ...
The Young'Uns are Brill, superb singers and harmonies to make you shudder in pleasure(!) I'm sure there's a better description than that - but WOW, go listen for yourselves.They were in Cottingham last month and went down a storm.
Wellies ready. Mozzie cream ready, Hissyfit ready...

See you there.
Hazel.


24 Jun 09 - 11:54 AM (#2663560)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Aeola

I hear on the grapevine that all is in hand for the fest. You won't need your wellies this year, the Met Office have advised 3months of hot sunny weather!!!! Well we can hope.


25 Jun 09 - 05:09 AM (#2664178)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Linda Kelly

I am on Skye at the moment and looking forward to seeing everyone again will be bringing my
own personal supply of midges which attached themselves to me as soon as I crossed into Scotland.


25 Jun 09 - 06:52 AM (#2664221)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: nutty

You'll have to go into quarantine before we allow you back, Linda


25 Jun 09 - 08:05 AM (#2664260)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Willa

Aeola - wish I'd known; I've just splashed out(!) on a new pair of wellies.


25 Jun 09 - 10:04 AM (#2664309)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: GUEST,Mr Red

this page says there is a ceilidh but not when.


25 Jun 09 - 10:06 AM (#2664311)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Hamish

Uh oh! Ceilidhs, eh? Is Saddleworth ready for my brand of "enthusiastic" dancing???


30 Jun 09 - 10:05 PM (#2668542)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Soldier boy

Lovely weather,lovely people,lovely festival in the best of settings you can imagine. Looking forward to it very much.


01 Jul 09 - 02:22 PM (#2669102)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: folk1e

"the Met Office have advised 3months of hot sunny weather!!!! "

...... Get Yer Wellies .... Brand new Wellies ....... Buy one, get one free ....... Come on folks, don't be shy get yer nice shiny wellies.....



Oh bugger "Hot Sunny Weather"

......... Get Yer sunscreen ...... brand new sunscreen....


02 Jul 09 - 03:28 AM (#2669507)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: r.padgett

O Sunny Saddleworth that will be a first!

Lots of drinking to cool, and quench the thirsts no doubt

I am there somewhere, as usual, check out the programme

Maybe we (Yorkies) can have a drink from the WOR cup this year!!

With assistance from Hissyfit and Mick McGarry

I am also singing and leading a Yorkshire songs session with Jim Potter and Alma Wright and John Greaves

Ray


02 Jul 09 - 07:24 AM (#2669592)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: folk1e

maybe we should up the ante in the WOR and have yorkshire the losers buy the first round?




Ducks and runs


02 Jul 09 - 09:49 AM (#2669688)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: nutty

I would like the assurance of the Festival Committee that, should the weekend be fine, they will keep the mossies under control.
Particularly those in the region of The Museum.

Otherwise I will expect them to provide rain, as per usual.


02 Jul 09 - 12:51 PM (#2669872)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Aeola

OK Folk1e I'll bring my usual selection of bootles to try, yorks or not!!


02 Jul 09 - 09:39 PM (#2670252)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Soldier boy

If I was you I would bring wellies,wooly jumper,T shirts,short pants,rain mac, sun factor 30,midge reppelant,sandals,heavy walking boots,brolly,after sun cream,barbeque,irish stew,gloves,battery operated fan,mosquito net,tarpaulin,sun bed,life raft,sun hat,rain hat,four poster bed,water bed,outdoor lightning conductor,summer prom conductor,snorkel, anti-pollen inhaler,pans to catch rain drips in tent,spade to dig for source of water,fishing rod,water diviner,anti-blister cream,water-repellant cream,thermostat,water depth gauge,sunglasses,water goggles,drying room,shower room - just in case!

Be prepared - tust me - I used to be a boy scout.


03 Jul 09 - 01:08 AM (#2670318)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: GUEST,Dozy rozy

Dont forget the tamiflu.


03 Jul 09 - 09:29 AM (#2670607)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Soldier boy

And the anti - swine flu!


03 Jul 09 - 09:31 AM (#2670608)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: jeddy

PMSL x x


03 Jul 09 - 10:52 AM (#2670668)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Alio

Aaagh!! I've just seen all your messages, so I'll try to reply to all of them! Very sorry to have dropped off on the radar - it's been a hectic year. My wonderful dad died at the age of 93, then i went off to the Orkney folk festival, and I've just spent 2 wonderful weeks in France with my equally wonderful 4 grandchildren. All excuses I know, but there you are!

Anyone wanting a full programme of events, just email me on aliobrien@btinternet.com, and I'll send you one gladly. or anything else you need to know, come to that!

There is a ceilidh - it's on Saturday evening as usual in the Methodist Hall. No bar there - for obvious reasons - so just take your own refreshments in, inc alcohol. Hamish, we're ready for anything in Saddleworth!!!

It's going to be fine and sunny - I've booked the weather!

Soldier Boy, thanks for all the lovely comments - what do you drink?!!

I'll be MCing 2 of the main concerts this time in the Civic - Saturday night and Sunday afternoon - plus doing 3 live radio broadcasts with lots of the artists, inc our own Hissyfit and Ray Padgett, plus 2 other smaller MC events! So I'm going to be pretty busy, but not too busy to have a glass of Jamieson's with you all!!

See you all then - unless you're at Cleckheaton in which case I'll see you this weekend - I'm MCing the main concert in the Town Hall on Saturday night. It'll be lovely to introduce Eric Bogle and John Munro!

Ali xx


04 Jul 09 - 08:35 PM (#2671736)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Alio

Refresh


05 Jul 09 - 03:40 PM (#2672187)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Aeola

Ali, just to confirm, ' take your own alcohol into the Methodist Hall ???'


05 Jul 09 - 10:02 PM (#2672386)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Soldier boy

Thanks for your comments Alio.
Looking forward to seeing you at Saddleworth.
It's going to be a good 'un and it might actually be 'dry'. But I would'nt bet on it so still bring yer wellies.


06 Jul 09 - 07:45 AM (#2672669)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Alio

Yes, you can take your own booze into the Methodist Hall - no problem. We just can't have a bar there.
Ali x


06 Jul 09 - 04:03 PM (#2673162)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: 8_Pints

See you all real soon!

Bob & Sue


06 Jul 09 - 04:16 PM (#2673175)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Hamish

Just been practising my trumpet playing...


07 Jul 09 - 12:05 PM (#2673959)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Vin2

Looking forward to seein everyone at what will be my 11th visit to the festival. The mozzies must luv it as they come back every year in full biting fettle!

Sithee there folks!

Vin


07 Jul 09 - 12:23 PM (#2673973)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Alio

Trumpet? What trumpet? Have I missed something? Will you be playing with the brass band Hamish?

Ali x


08 Jul 09 - 03:30 AM (#2674435)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Hamish

Ahah! You may have to come to the looping workshop for the three-part "Mariachi Band" arrangement of Eggs in her Basket to hear the trumpet, Ali. :-)


09 Jul 09 - 05:16 AM (#2675497)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Pistachio

One week left to complete packing.
I think, after perusing Soldier Boys' list, I should hire a 20foot container in lieu of a tent and get bunk beds.. and a compressor - (to power a water pump) to keep me above any precipitation that gathers!

This year I PROMISE to take advice on where to pitch the Te-pe!
Counting the days

And to Alio, special thanks in advance for booking the weather!!

Hx


09 Jul 09 - 08:19 AM (#2675597)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Linda Kelly

no hugging on arrival please-fell over (not drunk) and bruised or cracked a rib -Sid, have already started hostilities with Scowie -he's running scared!!!!


09 Jul 09 - 02:27 PM (#2675869)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Alio

Scowie's a pussycat really - or so I've been told!!

Linda, how on earth did you do that? If you had been drunk you'd have bounced and not done any damage! Lesson learned!

Ali
xx


09 Jul 09 - 06:05 PM (#2676071)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Linda Kelly

Slippery pavement and a pair of crocs ouch!


10 Jul 09 - 12:49 PM (#2676700)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Alio

Oh dear!
Anyway, to cheer you up, my Sounds of Folk programme on Monday will solely feature artists appearing at the Festival - including Eric Bogle, Bob Fox, Strawhead, Hamish Currie, The Young 'Uns, The Askew Sisters, Ken Powell, John Prentice - and a duo called Hissyfit. Have you heard of them?

Ali xx


10 Jul 09 - 03:55 PM (#2676885)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Linda Kelly

name's familiar but can't place their faces. Looking forward to it so much!


10 Jul 09 - 05:58 PM (#2676974)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: 8_Pints

Should we provide snorkel & flippers for Hazel, & a trampoline for Linda? :0)

Bob


10 Jul 09 - 06:02 PM (#2676981)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Linda Kelly

No just the usual port and cheese (for Hazel only unfortunately!)


11 Jul 09 - 08:49 AM (#2677374)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Alio

If you're offering Bob, mine's a Jamieson's!

Ali x


12 Jul 09 - 07:19 AM (#2678087)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Alio

refresh


12 Jul 09 - 07:56 AM (#2678107)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: GUEST,MC Fat

Be there on Friday with Mr Padgett


12 Jul 09 - 06:38 PM (#2678622)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Soldier boy

This is a smashing festival folks, do your best to get there if you can.


13 Jul 09 - 10:36 AM (#2679090)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: r.padgett

Tis Jimmy's round!

Ray


13 Jul 09 - 01:12 PM (#2679225)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: nutty

We Know Jimmy's round Ray. Or perhaps rotund would be a better word.


( running for cover )


13 Jul 09 - 02:14 PM (#2679269)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Hamish

Aw! Shame! I can't get Oldham Community Radio (http://listen.oldhamcommunityradio.com:8000/oldham.mp3) to work...

:-(


13 Jul 09 - 02:56 PM (#2679303)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: nutty

I'm listening now

oldham community radio


13 Jul 09 - 04:58 PM (#2679407)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Alio

I played you Hamish - and said some nice things about you! It was Bonny Suzie Cleland - lovely song. What a waste!!

Will you be buying me a drink as well Mr MC? I'll see you in the Tory Club at some point on Friday.

Ali x


13 Jul 09 - 05:14 PM (#2679429)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Cath

Hamish - Don't forget your mike stand is at the Old Bridge in Holmfirth.
I didn't think I would be here but I will so I'm going to try and get over on Sunday.
Cath


14 Jul 09 - 05:52 AM (#2679757)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: selby

I am at work all weekend so. Come on Yorkshire Please Please beat Lancashire this year I cannot cope with Mr Calderbank having bragging rights again!!!!!! :-)


14 Jul 09 - 06:22 AM (#2679768)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: sid

The War of the Roses Shield is in very good hands thank you! I'll bring it back this year so you can have a look at it. No touching though!!!


14 Jul 09 - 06:51 AM (#2679781)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: GUEST,MC Fat (at work)

I will be giving our 'team manager' Little Legs Padgett his instructions on way from Barnsley to Saddleworth. It's no more Mr Nice Guys and Gals this year. We will be like leeds United in the 60's and use every dirty trick in't book. Watch out Scowie Stan and Sid we will wipe that pesky lanky smile reet of tha faces tha knaws.


14 Jul 09 - 06:53 AM (#2679785)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Hamish

Be good to see you, Cath. Sunday's my busy day: meet the artist (shurely shome mishtake? - ed), looping workshop and sing out the festival) but I'll buy you a cup of tea or something stronger if you can get me in between. And, yes, I'm planning on the miniscule detour via The Old Bridge to reaquaint myself with Mike Stand.

And, Ali, I'm not sure your influence over the weather has quite done the trick. Metcheck's saying "pleasant enough, if you don't mind it on the cool side, with a little overnight rain to freshen things up on Friday night and maybe some showers* on Sunday." I think the occasional Jamieson's will make it seem all right, though.

*And we all know what a shower in Uppermill is the equivalent of in normal language.

--
Hamish


14 Jul 09 - 12:40 PM (#2680035)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: nutty

It certainly wouldn't be Saddleworth without the sound of thunder rumbling round the valley.


14 Jul 09 - 01:37 PM (#2680099)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: alanww

Hi Ali
Looking forward to some singing and music - and of course some liquid sunshine...
"Don't mind the rain ...!"
Alan


14 Jul 09 - 02:58 PM (#2680180)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Alio

Hi everyone - I'm trying very hard with the weather Hamish - honest!!

As I'm firmly a Yorkshire lass - born and bred in Saddleworth - I have to admit being biased!!

Don't forget, if you want to look at the whole running order, you can email me on aliobrien@btinternet.com, and I'll send it asap.

Ali xx


14 Jul 09 - 03:20 PM (#2680200)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: GUEST,scowie

i 'av 'eared that Mick McGarry's bin draftid in ter bolster yon Tykes lod----neigh in't 'ee on eigherish mon? on nod u' gradely Tyke.
Mister Padgitt ah cur nowt fer thi offside tactics settin' yon big wenches frer Beverly on mi' on sendin' contenshush messiges, id fair geds mi dander up. hal mek shewr whey win--UGEN! thads three in u'row on Saddlewerth stops i' Lanky fer good HOORAY! RAY! bring plenti' o' brass owd fettler thaa' beighin' th ale! cheers!


14 Jul 09 - 03:24 PM (#2680207)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: old git

what was that ,Scowie??

geoff t


14 Jul 09 - 03:26 PM (#2680209)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: old git

ps...if you need me Ray,I'm available......I am a Yorkshireman from 'ull after all.

geoff


14 Jul 09 - 05:02 PM (#2680278)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: scowie

He'll need thi' aw reet Geoff----fer u' showder t' skrike on!!


14 Jul 09 - 07:53 PM (#2680388)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Soldier boy

Just seen the weather forecast for the weekend.
LOTS of rain on Friday but mainly dry on Saturday.
As I've said before - Bring yer wellies!


14 Jul 09 - 08:07 PM (#2680398)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Soldier boy

P.S Do you still have to get camping tickets from the festival office before setting up camp or can you now pay at the campsite entrance?


15 Jul 09 - 05:22 AM (#2680562)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Alio

Both Soldier Boy. You can either go round to the Festial Office first, or go over to the campsite - considering the lack of car parking spaces, you're better with the 2nd option really. And stewards will be selling campsite permits there - Tony and Dave on the Thursday / Friday.
If you arrive on the Thursday, head round to the Wagon for the Meet and Greet Session which Geoff Miller will be running from around 9p.m.. Nice to see old friends and faces.

Ali x


15 Jul 09 - 07:17 AM (#2680605)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Phil Edwards

(That's odd - thought I'd posted this once already. Never mind.)

Never been. Is it worth a day-trip or is it really geared to the full-weekend experience?


15 Jul 09 - 08:08 AM (#2680633)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: nutty

Even without the Folk Festival, Uppermill is a very attractive village.

I would recommend it for a day or a weekend.

There's music in the pubs as well as the organised stuff and as most of the events happen along the length of one street (apart from a short detour to the Civic Hall) you can't get lost


15 Jul 09 - 09:27 AM (#2680686)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: John Routledge

Pip - A full Saturday is enough for most mere mortals.

Go for it. See you there :0)


15 Jul 09 - 10:05 AM (#2680722)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Pistachio

I'm not sure I like Scowies' description, but I'm not really sure I understood much of his message....!

Waterproof trousers at the ready! Preparing to pack for all seasons and looking forward to getting there Thursday tea time, roof box permitting.

See y'all soon.
H.x


15 Jul 09 - 03:24 PM (#2680941)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Linda Kelly

Scowie dear calm down you have gone all dyslexic on us!


15 Jul 09 - 03:36 PM (#2680951)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: SussexCarole

Yipeee...we're coming. See you Friday


15 Jul 09 - 04:17 PM (#2680980)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Mrs.Duck

Hooray!!!!!


16 Jul 09 - 05:23 AM (#2681268)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Hamish

Thgis time tomorrow I should be just about packed and ready to go!

Way-hey!!

~8^)


16 Jul 09 - 06:02 AM (#2681281)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Alio

Pipradish - email me for the whole Programme of Events, then you can decide:
aliobrien@btinternet.com
Saturday's probably the best day, with around 30 events, but Uppermill is a lovely place to be all weekend, quite apart from the Festival, as Hazel (Nutty) said.

The weather in Uppermill today is glorious!! Hope it stays like this. See you at the Wagon 9ish for the Meet 'n' Greet.

Ali x


16 Jul 09 - 06:16 AM (#2681285)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: folk1e

Well I'm off there now!

..... what do you need waterproof pants for?
Last time I checked skin is waterproof!

See you all there!


16 Jul 09 - 11:50 AM (#2681480)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Alio

It's a bit breezy on the campsite now I'm afraid - just been sitting in Anne Yates tent (Chief Steward). Hopefully it'll clear up later!!! Quite a few on the site already.

Ali x


16 Jul 09 - 05:46 PM (#2681761)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: MoorleyMan

"Illy, Ali, Illy-Alio,
Cheerily, boys, cheerily..."

So sorry, folks, but it seems I won't be there after all - and it'll be the first year I've had to miss.
I've got withdrawal symptoms already - this weekend just won't be the same...

Save me a green triangle or an orange cream from the wars of the Roses as a consolation prize!

MM


17 Jul 09 - 03:53 AM (#2681998)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: SussexCarole

Car packed - off we go only to find that our remote village is cut off from the outside world by floodwater from the fields. Hopefully if the rain eases we should be able to make another attempt in a couple of hours. From one of Andrew's latest songs "Should we fly or swim or what?" - just don't ask about damp matches!!

See you soon       Carole


17 Jul 09 - 08:14 AM (#2682116)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Geoff the Duck

And Noah he said to his Missus
It's a while since we last had a lark!
Are we going this year down to Saddleworth?
As I'm thinking of building and ark...

Just a start?


And later...


When they finally got to the campsite'
The waves they were piddling and small.
There were no shipwrecks, and nobody drowned.
Not very Traditional at all...


Quack!
GtD.


17 Jul 09 - 10:25 AM (#2682187)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: 8_Pints

Periscope fitted, so anchors away....

See you soon!

Bob & Sue


17 Jul 09 - 11:03 AM (#2682213)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: muppett

Appen I'll be in the Wagon tomorrow tea time


17 Jul 09 - 11:26 AM (#2682225)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Phil Edwards

I'm making a flying visit tomorrow - arriving around 11.00 and I'll need to be back ont' train before 5.00. Currently working out where to go and what to do - the current (cunning) plan is to get out at Greenfield, proceed in a northerly direction up the Oldham Road and see what happens. If you see a soft southerner wandering around looking dazed, give me a wave.


17 Jul 09 - 12:24 PM (#2682260)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Mrs.Duck

Decided the rain has won so not coming for the weekend but will drive over tomorrow and Sunday so shouldn't miss too much.


17 Jul 09 - 07:42 PM (#2682548)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Alio

The campsite has a lake now - very pretty. And 2 enterprising stewards have made signs directing campers to the shallow or deep end of the swimming pool! But they're all in such good spirits that it's amazing!

The Civic Hall was full for the concert - 400+ people - with fantastic guests including Eric Bogle and John Munro, and Strawhead. But for many the highlight of the concert was our own Hissyfit, who were just brilliant! Eric and John, of course, were just wonderful - there couldn't have been anyone in the hall who wasn't joining in the songs. Very emotional.

Off to bed now - long day ahead tomorrow!

Ali x


18 Jul 09 - 09:52 PM (#2683097)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Alio

Brill news! Yorkshire won the Wars! Well done to all the artists concerned!

Fantastic day - all events well attended. And the artists were just superb!

Ali x


19 Jul 09 - 02:23 PM (#2683392)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: GUEST,old git

Just got home....another cracking festival!!
Thanks to all those involved in its organisation.


geoff t


19 Jul 09 - 03:36 PM (#2683422)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Mrs.Duck

Another brilliant weekend.


19 Jul 09 - 05:14 PM (#2683493)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Hamish

Just home after a brill weekend. Thanks everybody!!


19 Jul 09 - 06:16 PM (#2683528)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: John Routledge

Thanks again Ali and all who helped to create and run Saddleworth FF 2009

The final concert in Greenfield Con Club was a lovely way to finish the festival.

Next years lineup looks great already!!


19 Jul 09 - 06:55 PM (#2683551)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Barb'ry

Still scraping the mud from my feet! However it was a lovely festival - thanks to everyone responsible.


19 Jul 09 - 07:23 PM (#2683566)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Soldier boy

Brill weekend. Now back home recovering!
Well done Yorkshire team for winning the war of the roses. Think ossonflags was their secret weapon !
Many thanks to Alio and all committee members/stewards/volunteers/helpers - brilliant work as usual.
I warned you to bring yer wellies and I was right (and then forgot to take mine with me! - doh!)
Loved sense of humour on campsite where stewards had put up sign announcing "Life Boat station" by stewards tent.
I was one of the silly buggers camping in a tent all weekend but I am glad to say that the tent,although severly tested,did its job and remained watertight.
Had a superb session outside The Waggon late Saturday night where entertainment was provided by The Free Sandwiches band and my mate Muppett.
All in all a really smashing weekend.


20 Jul 09 - 07:15 AM (#2683775)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: sid

Hearty congratulations to Ray and his Yorkshire team for finally wresting the "War of the Roses" trophy from our sticky grasp and ending Lancashire's hopes of three in a row.

Look after it for us - WE'LL BE BACK!!!


20 Jul 09 - 09:33 AM (#2683840)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: GUEST,MC Fat

Aye Raymundo well done . T'commitee has withdrawn it's dreaded 'Vote of Confidence'. Team selection were spot on. Tha can keep thee job, for now.
Singarounds were as usual spot on. Get indoor camping (instead of underwater) for next year please.


20 Jul 09 - 10:15 AM (#2683851)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Myrtle's cook

Thanks to all those involved - a wonderful festival from the Thursday get together in the Wagon to the final concert. Great to hear old [and not so old!]favourites and make new discoveries.

Really looking forward to 2010.


20 Jul 09 - 02:08 PM (#2683976)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: nutty

I know I put in a request for rain -- but I didn't want that much.
However it did keep the mossies at bay.

Couldn't dampen the spirit of the festival though - it was superb as always. Many thanks to all those involved and also those people who attended the workshops.

Looking forward to next year already. Think I'll invest in an electric wheelchair though.


20 Jul 09 - 02:55 PM (#2684000)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: r.padgett

Yes thanks to all for a fine festival and the usual rain

Hissyfit, Mick McGarry, Zeke Deighton, John Greaves and our secret weapon (had we not run out of time) Mr Paul Child and me who were the Victorious Yorkshire team in 2009!!

No competition can run without opposition so thanks to Scowie, Sid Calderbank, Stan Accrington and the Lancashire team

Many thanks also to the judges!and the audience too

Sorry I couldnt stay for the Sunday as I have had a full day at York with the Yorkshire Garland, Seminar and I am shattered now!

Thanks to SAFRA, Alio and all t'committee!! and helpers

Ray Padgett


20 Jul 09 - 03:46 PM (#2684030)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Willa

Just echoing all the complimentary comments above about the weekend.

I had a great time!!


20 Jul 09 - 04:32 PM (#2684056)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: 8_Pints

A brilliant event, well organised and plenty of choice for everyone!

Enjoyed many events culminating in the survivors' session at Greenfield Con Club, followed by the late night party in our campervan.

Look forward to next year with, hopefully, drier weather.

Bob & Sue

PS Monty, our Labrador, enjoyed swimming in both the canal and the river alongside...


20 Jul 09 - 05:58 PM (#2684112)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Alio

Thank you so much for the wonderful messages - I'm still on a high after the weekend.
Hopefully, though, I can get some sleep now - 1a.m. Thursday, 2a.m. Friday, 3a.m. Saturday, and 2.45 a.m. Sunday is no good for my age! And I can't imagine who'd finished off the 2 bottles of Jamieson's which I found in the bin this morning! Maureen and Joe, and Dave and Ann Howden came back to my flat after the wonderful Survivors Session, so I blame them! Did you hear us singing Miner's Life?
I still can't believe it took 4 hours to let everyone do 1 song in the final session - I found it all really emotional.
So many highs over the weekend - far too numerous to mention. But I loved my MCing spots - some superb artists. And of course, seeing everyone again. Dave and Ann Howden say that my face lights up when I see people - but is it surprising when there are so many lovely people coming to Saddleworth? Thanks all of you.
Ali xxxxx


21 Jul 09 - 06:00 AM (#2684332)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: GUEST,Tim

Great festival once again Ali! Thanks to everyone!
My highlight was The Young'uns - unbelievable! They made my weekend and that concert on Saturday night was amazing. I've never known a group get such an ovation from the audience who could have listened to them all night!! I hope that they are booked for next year Ali to headline because they are terrific and I know I speak for the vast majority!!

Tim


21 Jul 09 - 09:12 AM (#2684421)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Vin2

Well solder boy, i was another 'silly buggers camping in a tent' from Friday eve to Monday but dispite the rain and spungy field (& no food tent this year), the 12th Saddleworth (my 11th) was once again a really enjoyable afair.

Yes guest Tim, the Young'Uns were 'unbelievable'. Once again younger talent shines through at Saddleworth. Were there really only 3 of em, sounded like an acapello quoir at times; great humour, clever original arrangements of soem great songs and brill instrument playing too especially on the 'ice cream vam'.

Great to see Linda and the full Hissyfit back again; the lovely voice of Jan Shevlin of Better Late; the hilarious New Ropes; always fab Box Fox and a great set and sad farewell to Eric Bogle & John Munroe as they retire from touring; + many more. Sorry i'm waffling on.....so many thanks Ali and all the committee.

Roll on the 13th !


21 Jul 09 - 10:34 AM (#2684447)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Alio

You can waffle to us anytime Vin!! I'd love to book The Young 'Uns again - I just love them!They kindly gave me their new CD over the weekend, so can't wait to play it on the radio.

Ali x


21 Jul 09 - 12:52 PM (#2684548)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: GUEST,youngfolkie

BRING THE YOUNG'UNS BACK ALI!!! A full hour spot on the main stage next time! I think people will demand it next year! Awesome


21 Jul 09 - 05:17 PM (#2684800)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: ossonflags

Great weekend!!!! thanks Ali and everyone for making it so.

We had to go early on Sunday night so missed survivors sess.

Great to see and have a bit crack with Young 'uns; awesome they are and just keep getting better and better.

Loved taking part in War of Roses and winning of course.

Hope to see sume of you at Warwick.


21 Jul 09 - 05:48 PM (#2684820)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Linda Kelly

It was truly fab!Thanks to Ali and the committee for booking us-we had a wonderful time- highlights are too many to mention but definitely singing with The Younguns singing in Friday nights concert and hearing Hamish Currie's lovely rendition of Sweet Minerva and hearing the same song sung back to hazel and I in the late night singaround. Stanley Accrington kept us amused as ever and it was wonderful to hear Ewan Mclennan for the first time and the War of the Roses. Great to see and hug so many friends and knowing that I am seeing most of them again very soon. Well done to everyone!


21 Jul 09 - 06:13 PM (#2684840)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: 8_Pints

Linda,

If you're looking for your jacket its still hanging up in our campervan: we'll look after it for you until we meet up again on Friday!

Bob


21 Jul 09 - 06:56 PM (#2684875)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Linda Kelly

Great I hadn't noticed it was gone!too concerned about my missing makeup bag I never leave the house without full body takeover and lost my touch eclat' seems a pretty poor excuse to skive off work!


22 Jul 09 - 04:00 AM (#2685089)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Alio

Did you mean full body makeover or takeover? I'm waiting for someone to "takeover" my body!!!

Next year's guests include
Dougie Maclean
Duncan McFarlane Band
Elbow Jane
Bernard Wrigley
Ruth Fuga and Ken Powell

so I'll see if I can persuade them to get The Young 'Uns back for you all!

And I WILL be at Whitby - albeit it only for Tues to Thurs -so can't wait!

Ali x


22 Jul 09 - 05:34 AM (#2685114)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Vin2

Thank you Ali. IF you are successful in pursuading t'committee to bring back the Young'uns double Jamiesons's on me!


22 Jul 09 - 06:36 AM (#2685146)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: GUEST,youngfolkie

I would hope the committee would have been persuaded by the ovation they got on Saturday night....better than ANY other performer over the weekend. I've never known anything like that at Saddleworth. They were the best act their hence why they should be headlining a concert next year! Plus it was a packed house for them and as soon as they had finished everyone just followed them into the bar!!! Incredible!


22 Jul 09 - 07:29 AM (#2685175)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: GUEST,Gene Burton

Just snatching a couple of minutes out from work to say thanks to Ali and the rest of the committee, stewards etc. for making the weekend run so smoothly and such an enjoyable experience once again. Obviously from a personal perspective it was nice to be paid for attending this time :)...but also enjoyed the wealth of talent at the sessions & concerts I managed to get to; I particularly enjoyed the Askew Sisters who've just grown so much as performers since I last saw them play in Southampton about 3-4 years ago; and also Ewan Maclennon's consummate musicianship. Well done to all involved- hope to be back soon.


22 Jul 09 - 04:40 PM (#2685489)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Alio

Thanks Gene - I heard so many lovely comments about you. I'm so glad I heard you sing in one of the singarounds last year and talked about you appearing this year - one of my better efforts!

Ali x


23 Jul 09 - 04:09 AM (#2685782)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Vin2

I've just had a mad thought; maybe we should invite Simon Cowell and his team of so called 'experts' to next years festival to show him some real genuine talent!?


23 Jul 09 - 04:21 AM (#2685786)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: r.padgett

You must be Joking Vin!!
Simon Cowell will have never seen nor could he appreciate the true value of folk song and folk singers

Some of the finest and moving performances I have ever heard have come from people who are not brilliant singers!

Ray


23 Jul 09 - 04:23 AM (#2685788)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: GUEST,Anon

Now that Simon Cowell has suddenly discovered that an unglamorous middle-aged woman can be a good singer, perhaps he should be invited to some folk festivals - he might even realise that it's not as unusual as he'd thought...


23 Jul 09 - 05:06 AM (#2685805)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Pistachio

I remember when my daughter turned on BGT(?) on the Sunday morning after a wonderful night in Hodgsons at Beverley Folk Fest(Jun 09) and I said to her 'BGT was in Beverley last night, without the cameras and hype' and there was a room full of 'Susan Boyles' - from whom came the most magnificent sound.
That talent is alive and kicking in so many pubs/clubs and festivals and it comes with atmosphere and generally no heartache (WILL I WIN tonight?) It is, to me, one of the best medicines, a therapy of lifted voices joined in harmony and no TV can capture it or the sensation of elevation when voices join in song.
Wow. Saddleworth had it and I'm sure Warwick will too - and wherever you head next. It's a tonic that can't be bottled, and I'm looking forward to the next sip.

Thanks to everyonewho made Hissyfit's Friday night buzz. I (we) had Such a brilliant weekend. La Kelly is well and truly back.
Lots of Love, Hazel.


23 Jul 09 - 07:15 AM (#2685859)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: GUEST,Orson Trap

Yes, it was a great weekend, but beware of the Hissyfit fashion police.

Ali was heard to say to The Young Un's before they went on stage
"Will you bring yourselves off at the end of your performance or do you want me to do it".

No shame that woman.


23 Jul 09 - 07:27 AM (#2685871)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Alio

Are you talking about me Anon?!!

Pete, stop giving away all my best lines!!!

Ali


23 Jul 09 - 08:31 AM (#2685905)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: GUEST,Orson Trap

Be fair, some artists may misunderstand and it could affect their voice!

Pete


23 Jul 09 - 08:38 AM (#2685915)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: PercyBysshe

Just to add to all the other thanks, Karen and I (two of the Bailey Sisters) had a fabulous time. Taking part in the Hiring Fair was really good experience for us, and we enjoyed taking part in a couple of singarounds too! It's a great festival and we'll be back next year!

Shelley
xxx


23 Jul 09 - 09:08 AM (#2685940)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Vin2

Well said Ray and Pistachio! My next 'fix' will be Shrewsbury. Hope to see some of thee there.

P.S Bob Fox mentioned a Peggy Seeger led tribute to Ewan Mccoll in Salford in October so must look out for that one. If anyone has any more details, please keep us posted.

Keep singin & mind ow yer go folks!


23 Jul 09 - 10:58 AM (#2686013)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Alio

I'm going to look out for that concert Vin2, so I'll let you know. Did you hear Zoe Mulford perform at Saddleworth? She sounded like a young Peggy Seeger, expecially when she played her 5 string banjo. Excellent!

My next "fixes" are Whitby Folk Week, then Fylde, where I'm MCing again. Can't wait!

Ali x


23 Jul 09 - 11:32 AM (#2686033)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Vin2

Hi Ali; yes i saw Zoe in the Civic and thought she was brill. Great banjo playin and luvly singing - relaxed natural delivery. Know what you mean re Peggy comparison. Another one for a return visit in the future eh?

Oh and well done with the MCing - looked like you were really enjoying yourself - must be a natural (face paint and all!)

I've attached a link below i pinched from utube; hope it works if you copy it to your address bar. It's the Young' Uns singing their hilarious version of 'Doodle Let Me Go' brilliantly done in the Civic last Saturday.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OZRUWFeGG8&feature=related

Enjoy Whitby & Fylde and if you're ever in Middleton on Monday eve's you most welcom to join us in the Oddfellows on Oldham Road.

Sithee, Vin


23 Jul 09 - 11:39 AM (#2686037)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Vin2

P.S sorry the link of the Young' Uns isn't actually from the Civic as i seem to imply, doh!


23 Jul 09 - 03:18 PM (#2686228)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Alio

I realised that when I'd copied and pasted it - good try though!

Thanks for the invite to the Oddffellows. I'll try to get down there one Monday after my radio programme. What's the address for my beloved sat nav?

Ali x


24 Jul 09 - 06:36 AM (#2686665)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Vin2

Ali, the Oddfellows address is

THE ODDFELLOWS ARMS

191 Oldham Road

Middleton

M24 2LD

Usual players/singers amongst others are John Howarth, Jack Lee, Ian Sidebottom, Pete Middleton, Mike Canavan, Martin Lynott, Steve Keene and often Des Friel. I usually make up the 'bar quoir chorus line' :-)


27 Jul 09 - 06:52 PM (#2688408)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: GUEST,old git

Just got back from a week in Edinburgh to read all these comments.
I forgot to say thanks to all those who sang at the great Friday night singaround. Should also mention the maritime session on Sunday...Ingrid (Temple) kept saying to me "What great songs and what great singing!"..and she was so right. I felt a great lump in my throat singing "The leaving shanty" (for Johnny Collins) backed by Geoff ,Barry and Ingrid and the seemingly ubiquitous Young'Uns...and a whole room full of great singers.
Roll on next year!!
geoff t


28 Jul 09 - 03:20 PM (#2688983)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: GUEST,Vin2

Yep, and special think Mo & Joe who as ever excelled themselves as singarounds hosts; always a warm welcome from them; much appreciated; what a luvlee couple eh?


28 Jul 09 - 03:26 PM (#2688991)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: GUEST,Vin2

Guest indeed! That's what you gets from using a different computer. Anyway, slight correction; meant of course to say '..and a special thanks to Mo & Jo'. Doh, ageing moment, must get new specs.

P.S. weren't Ubuntu great; another wee discovery of young talent from Ali & Co. Took a bit of organising but worth it. Well done Pet!

Right i'll shut up now.....


29 Jul 09 - 03:48 AM (#2689406)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: folk1e

Me wellies are nearly dry now!

Seriously ....... we had some pretty bad weather (even for the Saddleworth micro-climate) Some may not have realized it, but we have had some drainage installed round the running track that did keep the water level down a bit! Thanks to all those involved in that (I know you wern't paid to do it) Good job lads!



N.B. When I said we I really meant them as runs it! All I did to help was to watch the water flow into the river!


29 Jul 09 - 04:37 AM (#2689424)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: GUEST,MC Fat (at work)

Indoor camping please next year !!!! I don't think that campsite would ever be dry.


29 Jul 09 - 06:03 AM (#2689466)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: sid

According to the local residents that I spoke to over the weekend, the site is not much good as an athletics facility or rugby pitch either. Apparently, it rains when we're not there. They're more desperate to fix it than us!


29 Jul 09 - 10:05 AM (#2689554)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: GUEST,Andy

I think this is the bit where we camped....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grh0ztCymgM&feature=PlayList&p=6050E4E9D7BEF402&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=12

That's the spirit!


29 Jul 09 - 10:41 AM (#2689584)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: GUEST,Joe nicholson

Vin2 please can I have my e back


29 Jul 09 - 12:18 PM (#2689664)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: GUEST,old git

didn't know you were into recreational drugs , Joe!!!

geoff t


30 Jul 09 - 04:01 AM (#2690162)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Vin2

Sorry Jo, ere you are...'e'. Also robbed Pete of his e too. Was trying to say well done Pete (in me cackhand way) for the stage handling etc


30 Jul 09 - 06:57 AM (#2690229)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: GUEST,Pete

Thanks Vin2, sometimes it can get a bit complicated and your mind goes blank, that's what you get for trying to do it as quickly as possible so that we can get on with the show.
In the words of John Howarth..."It's not all glitz & glamour"


30 Jul 09 - 01:10 PM (#2690396)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Alio

I've seen the video before - don't know who the man is who's laughing, but obviously he's some kind of sadist. Case for the NSPCC there I feel!

Many of the evaluations indicate how strongly people feel about the quality of the singing and singarounds at Saddleworth - several have told me that they are some of the best in the country. Maybe they equal those at Cleethorpes Geoff T?

Right back in the early days of the Festival, I wanted it to be a "singing" festival, so enlisted the help of many friends - including Mo and Joe, Geoff Turner etc. - but I'd also like to mention (and thank) the Shellbacks for their contribution to making this happen. It's so sad that they've finished now - or will have at the end of Hull weekend - so thanks very much to all of you! I hope you come back next year anyway and carry on the singing!!

Ali x


01 Aug 09 - 06:20 PM (#2691848)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: GUEST,old git

which video is that ,Ali?
Yes they are certainly in the same league as the Cleethorpes ones..in fact better these days since Cleethorpes festival is no more
geoff t


01 Aug 09 - 06:35 PM (#2691856)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: John Routledge

Thanks for the kind words Ali. We have had many wonderful times at Saddleworth!!

There may be an informal reunion in Uppermill in 2010 :0)


02 Aug 09 - 11:28 AM (#2692175)
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
From: Alio

Bloo*!^+dy fantastic John - that would be wonderful!

Geoff, the video is about 5 messages back, from Andy. Ta for the lovely words about the singing as well - I agree it is a shame about Cleethorpes.

Ali x