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Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK

16 Oct 12 - 04:07 PM (#3420918)
Subject: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Richard Bridge

Is there likely to be good takeup this year if I do it again? It's quite a lot of hassle so no point in wasting my time if people don't want it.

Possible (that's POSSIBLE) dates 25 Nov, 30 Dec, 27 Jan, 24 Feb, BUT NOT 31 Mar. Cor that's a bleeding early Easter.


16 Oct 12 - 04:53 PM (#3420934)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Abdul The Bul Bul

Work permitting, I'm game and maybe gloria pipes also.
Al


16 Oct 12 - 05:19 PM (#3420949)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: My guru always said

We'll get along one day!
And yes, Easter is early in 2013, but it's later in 2014....


17 Oct 12 - 04:58 AM (#3421138)
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From: VirginiaTam

Yes!


17 Oct 12 - 05:38 AM (#3421153)
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From: Don(Wyziwyg)T

Us too!

Don T & Poetry Bird


17 Oct 12 - 09:55 AM (#3421277)
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From: melodeonboy

I should be able to make at least some of those.


17 Oct 12 - 10:30 AM (#3421294)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Richard Bridge

Can we institute a dress code?


17 Oct 12 - 10:30 AM (#3421295)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: GUEST,John from Kemsing

I certainly enjoyed the last one, such a wide variety of people to hear and great tucker. I will try to make one if "management" will allow me out.


17 Oct 12 - 10:41 AM (#3421301)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Girl Friday

Silly question Mr Bridge..... haven't we all been asking when they are going to be so we can sort out our diaries?


17 Oct 12 - 02:56 PM (#3421478)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Richard Bridge

John, please please let me know in advance if you are coming. I am still chagrined that I failed to recognise you or to call you for songs.

Others - does anyone see any impediments in the schedule? I will have to re-arrange some family in-between-xmas stuff for the December one but that is so true to the roots of the events that I WILL do it.

We should (if all goes well with the refurbishment of the saddleroom and its central fire) not have TV issues, but if there are sporting events that clash with any of the dates, will others please let me know? I don't do sporting.


18 Oct 12 - 04:02 AM (#3421818)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: melodeonboy

"Can we institute a dress code?"

Yes, bright shirts (or dresses) only! :-)


18 Oct 12 - 04:08 AM (#3421823)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Dead Horse

And the shirts they played melodeons
And the shirts they played melodeons
And the shirts they played melodeons, til the dawning of the day.


18 Oct 12 - 02:09 PM (#3422141)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Girl Friday

Can't wait to see melodeonboy in a dress. Can't see a problem with those dates. At least Nov and Dec anyhow .


18 Oct 12 - 02:12 PM (#3422145)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Richard Bridge

I think what you meant to say, Sue, was "I DEFINITELY don't want to see Melodeonboy in a dress. Or, even worse, without one".


18 Oct 12 - 03:07 PM (#3422193)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: growler

What about a brightly coloured thong?, Yes I can make two of them


19 Oct 12 - 04:23 AM (#3422476)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Dead Horse

Brightly coloured ones need to be made from very stout material owing to the chemical effect of the dyes upon the cloth, you know.
Curiously this effect is confined to the threads that are in horizontal tension (the Warp) and not to those which are in vertical suspension (the Weft).
Catastrophic failure of chemically imbalanced materials is liable to result in your thin-thong being turned into a play-a-round and everybody being chucked out of the pub.


19 Oct 12 - 06:30 AM (#3422502)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T

You know what they say, "All that a good thong needth ith thomebody to thing it".

Don T.


19 Oct 12 - 08:02 AM (#3422547)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Girl Friday

Can bring a leopardskin one..... maybe not....


19 Oct 12 - 03:18 PM (#3422768)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: growler

I have got one, but nothing to fill it !!


21 Oct 12 - 10:14 AM (#3423544)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Girl Friday

Think February 24th could pose a problem. Beer Festival at the Lib Club that weekend. I know we'll be organising music for Friday and Saturday.. maybe Sunday too. If it isn't on Sunday, Trevor may be knackered out.Getting Children In Need night out of the way before I start on planning Beer Fest.


21 Oct 12 - 02:04 PM (#3423680)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Richard Bridge

Any views on Feb 17th in stead, since it's not uncommon for a bunch of you sarf lunnoners to come down?

The saddleroom may or may not be finished in time - argification with the brewery and a builder has had a stroke, but we will be have our usual room and I have been assured that we can rely on the telly not being turned up even if there is foopball.


21 Oct 12 - 03:11 PM (#3423730)
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From: GUEST,Capella

If you're doing roast tatties again, how could we resist


21 Oct 12 - 03:44 PM (#3423754)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Richard Bridge

I will be.


21 Oct 12 - 04:18 PM (#3423776)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: My guru always said

I've noted 30/12, 27/1 & 17/2 as possibles. 24/2 is Alcester Winter Sing & 25/11 is Bedworth and an event in South Wales. Keeping an eye on this thread for final checks.

We will get along one day! Do dresses have to be bright, or just dressy?


21 Oct 12 - 07:04 PM (#3423833)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Richard Bridge

Bright applies only to Melodeonboy's clothing (and not his mind).


21 Oct 12 - 07:04 PM (#3423834)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Fossil

Trying to decipher this thread, I entered the postcode into google and it came up with a road in Rochester, in the district of Lower Stoke, in the county of Kent, UK.

Google gives you quite a lot of info about this place and its social and economic outlook...

Grain Road, ME3 9RD, the inhabitants of which fall into the ABC1 social category.

Grain Road, where there are pubs and fine houses, selling for up to 300,000 UK pounds (quite a lot, really) is an extension of a street called Cuckold's Green Rd (yes, it's true!). Also in ME3 9RD.

No wonder they have to dress up for social occasions there!


21 Oct 12 - 07:31 PM (#3423847)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Richard Bridge

Cuckold's Green is the other end of the road (not the other road of the end or the road of the other end). The pub is the Nag's Head in which Hogarth had one of his orgastic weekends. It's in his diaries.

Lower Stoke is NOT ABC1. It is a very mixed village (indeed that is largely its charm). There are houses that should go for well over £500,000 but a large element of social housing and quite a lot of single teenage mothers. There are some Asian families and some Afro-Caribbean. Most inhabitants are blue collar or unwaged. There is a nice farmhouse one end of the High Street, and most of the decent houses are on the crescent of Grain Road/Cuckold's Green Road/Allhallows Road. I can think of two houses of age that might go to £750,000 and one less old but with HUGE and vulgar modern extensions and paddocks and that sort of thing that might be in the same price bracket.

There is only one remaining pub. The Ship was knocked down some years ago after standing derelict, and very sadly the Rose and Crown (a pub since the 1300s) historically opposite the grade 1 listed Allhallows Church is now also divided into bijoux residencettes with little boxes made of ticky tack in what used to be the carpark.

Quite a lot of Lower Stoke dwellings were taken out in the 40s and 50s as unfit for human habitation - no running water and no mains drainage.


22 Oct 12 - 09:50 AM (#3424104)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Essex Girl

I should be able to make these, with or without Alan.


22 Oct 12 - 11:48 AM (#3424183)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T

17th Feb suits us too.

Might even see if Clever Evil wants to come to one.

Don T.


22 Oct 12 - 12:12 PM (#3424197)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Girl Friday

Ah, thank you. It's good to see that 17th is proving popular.


22 Oct 12 - 01:18 PM (#3424239)
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From: GUEST,Rachel

I'll be there x


23 Oct 12 - 12:05 PM (#3424814)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Girl Friday

Refresh, as this thread is nearly at the bottom, so may drop off.


23 Oct 12 - 01:25 PM (#3424872)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: VirginiaTam

17 Feb is ok for us too unless some Steampunk event conflicts.


23 Oct 12 - 01:28 PM (#3424877)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: VirginiaTam

Sorry for thread drift

I didn't want to start a thread or ask in the Karen of Good Intent in hospital thread, but does anyone know if there will be a Wassail at the GI and when?

I need to book B&B


23 Oct 12 - 03:41 PM (#3424979)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: growler

Can't do first one, as it is Maria's dads 90th, so family party. Believe me, I would rather be anywhere else. In fact, if Kevin turned up in his brightly coloured thong, he would probably have a heart attack and I could afford tp treat everyone to a session


23 Oct 12 - 05:05 PM (#3425023)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Richard Bridge

I suggest you PM or email Growler


27 Oct 12 - 07:17 PM (#3427050)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Richard Bridge

reefer-ish.


29 Oct 12 - 10:46 AM (#3427760)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Girl Friday

Hello


03 Nov 12 - 05:32 PM (#3430557)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Richard Bridge

Hello again.

Is Don's recently announced Vigo event on 30 Nov to 2 Dec an effective conflict, at this season of the year?

Is there enough demand to do 25 Nov in Lower Coke and the next weekend in Vigo? Both would call on largely the same pool of musicians.

Indeed should I not bother with February either, since it nearly clashes with Sue's Liberal club beer festival, and just run Dec and Jan?


04 Nov 12 - 02:20 AM (#3430700)
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From: Abdul The Bul Bul

I'd only do Lower Stoke anyway as it's my 'team'.
Al


04 Nov 12 - 04:46 AM (#3430726)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: VirginiaTam

Given how tenuous the state of health is of late, I cannot possibly offer any enlightenment. If I am able to attend any, I will feel damned fortunate.


04 Nov 12 - 05:43 AM (#3430735)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T

Richard, I don't think it will significantly affect the Vigo event, which is looking pretty good now.

I will certainly do both if you go ahead with yours and I really wouldn't want to lose any of the winter sings.

I always look forward to those Sunday afternoons and seeing friends I don't see enough of in the rest of the year.

Don T.

BTW, any chance of you and/or RC4 attending at some point for a half hour spot at the Vigo do?

Don T.


04 Nov 12 - 06:03 AM (#3430742)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Pierre Le Chapeau

I will not be doing anymore of the Lower stoke events but having or any other North Kent event. I would like to say that I have enjoyed The Nags over the years. I would like to say farewell to all my friends on the North Kent Folk sceane whome I have shared such excellents times with both socially and musically. Many of whome have themselvess unknown till now been a huge influence to me musicallly.
Good bye.

please do not respond directly to this posting has the thread is about Lower Stoke not me. Good bye.


05 Nov 12 - 12:34 PM (#3431396)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Girl Friday

Richard.... I'm happy to do both... as long as we are well. Lower Coke is a unique and different event from Lib Club's Beerfest... which w8ill be performance related rather than singaround. Most of the likely performers (judging by last year) don't go to the winter sings. I am not planning to start organizing beerfest music until December. Need to get Children In Need and OFC Xmas party sorted first.

Yes please let's have all the sings you planned... unless someone else thinks differently.


05 Nov 12 - 03:29 PM (#3431458)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Richard Bridge

Most encouraging chaps, thank you.


06 Nov 12 - 07:40 AM (#3431736)
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From: melodeonboy

'ere, Pete. What about my bread?


07 Nov 12 - 05:29 AM (#3432320)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Girl Friday

Are there no bakerswhere you live ? Glad I don't live there.


07 Nov 12 - 08:14 AM (#3432372)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Pierre Le Chapeau

Breads off Kev.


13 Nov 12 - 11:44 AM (#3435885)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Richard Bridge

Dates fixed as dates 25 Nov, 30 Dec, 27 Jan, 17 Feb, BUT NOT 31 Mar


14 Nov 12 - 01:12 PM (#3436521)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Girl Friday

thanks richard. See you on 25th


14 Nov 12 - 02:04 PM (#3436544)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: GUEST,CS

Sorry to hear that Pete, hope whatever's the prob. resolves itself, as I'm sure everyone would miss you!

My attendance as ever, is tied to the availability and wellbeing of VTam & SO, but it'd be lovely to catch-up with peeps sometime during the wonderful Winter Sings that RB hosts, as I've not done much folking this Summer, or indeed this year!


19 Nov 12 - 09:20 AM (#3438608)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Pierre Le Chapeau

Going into hospital Saturday. Wont be doing much folking about for some time have a good one ,happy christmas and goodbye,for now.


19 Nov 12 - 10:58 AM (#3438676)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Abdul The Bul Bul

All the best for Saturday Pete, hope you have a quick recovery from the sex change op and a Merry Christmas.
Al


20 Nov 12 - 05:08 AM (#3439091)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: melodeonboy

Oh! Is he going to be known as "Pete The Bonnet" from now on then? :-)


20 Nov 12 - 06:11 AM (#3439123)
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From: Pierre Le Chapeau

Dont start you two :)


20 Nov 12 - 12:50 PM (#3439347)
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From: Girl Friday

As Pierre is h'ors de combat , would you like Mublin'to make some of his bacon bread ?


20 Nov 12 - 01:27 PM (#3439375)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: VirginiaTam

Aww Pete - hope you recover quick from what is ailing you. You will be very much missed. Have you got help in place for after hospital stay?

CS - email sent inviting you to join us this Sunday.

All the rest - looking forward to seeing / hearing you.


20 Nov 12 - 04:13 PM (#3439445)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: The Barden of England

I might make some Sourdough - just for the hell of it. I've got some bubbling.
John Barden


21 Nov 12 - 05:11 AM (#3439713)
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From: Essex Girl

I hope to be there too.


21 Nov 12 - 01:24 PM (#3439942)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Richard Bridge

All organised. I will also be taking over a couple of barrowloads of log for the fire.

Beer is Late Red. With luck I shall be able to get a special for the Xmas do.

Sat nite I will spend peeling 'tatoes and cutting up stuff I can put into squidge in the morning.


21 Nov 12 - 01:53 PM (#3439949)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: GUEST,CS

Grand stuff RB!

So long as there's no sudden unpredicted heavy snow, floods, cockroaches or plague, I'm hoping to join everyone at the Nag's on Saturday, along with Tam & Chris.

Looking forward to it, and also to the pubs excellent acoustics.

I may bake bread to share during the afternoon.


21 Nov 12 - 02:43 PM (#3439975)
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From: Richard Bridge

SUNDAY!!!!!


21 Nov 12 - 03:07 PM (#3439990)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: GUEST,CS

IT'S SUNDAY, BLOODY SUNDAY!!!


22 Nov 12 - 07:49 AM (#3440364)
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From: Girl Friday

Richard, as there is the promise of bread, I shall bring cheese,pickle, and the plates, cutlery, etc, . I have a lump of Pilgrim's Choice that is becoming very mature, and some milder stuff.


22 Nov 12 - 08:36 AM (#3440389)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: melodeonboy

I can't come this Sunday, but I hope to be there for the December one.


22 Nov 12 - 05:42 PM (#3440691)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Richard Bridge

Update: We will not be in the converted saddlery, but in the pub itself (as before). I know we were all looking forward to the central fire and freedom from excessive intrusion, but the brewery has put its foot down and barred the modifications to the wall in which the fireplace stood. We are still guaranteed the TV silent.

For the Xmas jobbie (30 Dec) - do we fancy Late Red or the Xmas Ale? I think the Xmas ale is too spicy and too strong at 5% for a session beer. Opinions welcome. There may be an outside chance of an outside beer and if that is so I will give details later.


23 Nov 12 - 03:26 AM (#3440862)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: My guru always said

Have a Fab time you lot! If we weren't already promised to the Gower we would try to get along to join the fun. One day...

Pete le Chapeau: sending positive thoughts to you.


23 Nov 12 - 05:24 AM (#3440891)
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From: melodeonboy

I vote for the Late Red!


23 Nov 12 - 11:55 AM (#3441002)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Richard Bridge

I'll try to get a list of what we might be able to have for Xmas. Keep it clean!


23 Nov 12 - 12:03 PM (#3441006)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Girl Friday

Due to Mr Leopard's lurgi, we are going to have to miss the first winter sing. He's curled up in his den for fear of infecting me, and the rest of humanity. Sorry... no bread, no cheese and someone else will have to eat our share of the squidge.

Apologies


23 Nov 12 - 01:43 PM (#3441044)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T

Late Red gets my vote too

Don T.


23 Nov 12 - 03:48 PM (#3441123)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Richard Bridge

Fascinating this - the thing that gets you lot out of the woodwork and posting is BEER!


24 Nov 12 - 07:35 AM (#3441390)
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From: Girl Friday

Quel Surprise.


24 Nov 12 - 01:59 PM (#3441612)
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From: growler

Due to Bastard-in law's 90th birthday, can't make this one. Have a good afternoon


24 Nov 12 - 03:16 PM (#3441645)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: GUEST,CS

Well, we've settled down with a botbot of red wine now, so I don't suppose I'll be bringing bread after all - not unless I have a sudden spasm of creativity early tomorrow morning and decide to knock up a batch of soda bread.. Looks like it's a surreptitious round of sarnis for me tomorrow afternoon, Shhhhhhh!

On the upside, I have actually been practising a couple of new songs - the first new'uns for AGES! Woohoo :)

Good luck with the hospital stuff Pete, wishing you all the best for wellvilleness.


24 Nov 12 - 04:32 PM (#3441682)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Richard Bridge

I am peeling spuds. JB is promising sourdough. Abdul is bringing bread from the bakery. Anyone bringing cheese or will my stock be raided?


24 Nov 12 - 04:40 PM (#3441686)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: GUEST,CS

I ain't got no cheese to speak of, since we went low/no dairy (cured my asthma and early signs of possible arthritis in knees/fingers) - if I get up early, I might make some Mushroom Pate (to share. Will see..


24 Nov 12 - 04:57 PM (#3441689)
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From: GUEST,Rachel

I'll bring cheese.


25 Nov 12 - 09:27 AM (#3441934)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Girl Friday

Glad you are sorted food-wise. I know you would love my ripened chunk of Pilgrim's Choice, but I doubt it will survive until Christmas. Really sorry not to be there, but hoping for singaround standard for tomorrow night at The Seven Stars. Any chance of any of you turning up there?        
Crayside Folk Club, The Seven Stars, Foots Cray High Street, DA14 5HJ


25 Nov 12 - 05:14 PM (#3442100)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: GUEST,CS

Hurrah, lots of fun - many thanks Richard and to my chaperones! Now off for an early bedington! Super sleepy all of a sudden zzzzz


25 Nov 12 - 05:18 PM (#3442101)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T

Sorry Sue, Pot nossible this week.

Many thanks to Richard et al, for a really great afternoon of music.

Don T.


26 Nov 12 - 07:27 AM (#3442337)
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From: Girl Friday

Glad it went well folks and hope to be fit for the next one!


25 Dec 12 - 08:43 AM (#3456832)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Richard Bridge

Lower Coke winter sing 30 Dec.   Beer choice (IMPORTANT!). Off-book beer supplier is shut until the 28th. Mick the landlord will be phoning my mobile with beer details that morning when he can get through, and I will have to make a pretty instant decision without time for internet research.    Options are likely to include the Gale's Seafarer which I liked a lot last year or the Reverend James (of which we had finished the barrel by 3 pm last year).   More info as available.


25 Dec 12 - 10:14 AM (#3456842)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: GUEST,CS

From communications with VTam - who's got a number of family commitments with SO over the hols - I think it's likely that we three won't be able to join you on the 30th.

Still, I hope you & yours have a good Christmas & New Year Richard, and hopefully see you in the new year.


25 Dec 12 - 11:18 AM (#3456868)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Richard Bridge

Rats. Get some of your family to do the driving!!


25 Dec 12 - 11:50 AM (#3456877)
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From: GUEST,CS

I'll see what me dad sez..


25 Dec 12 - 01:03 PM (#3456890)
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From: growler

I'll be there for the first couple of hours, untill family duties kick in. If anybody wants a lift in from the Rochester end, let me know, although they will have to make alternative return arrangements


26 Dec 12 - 05:04 AM (#3457137)
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From: GUEST,John from Kemsing

I`ll certainly try to make it till I have to go home.


27 Dec 12 - 10:33 AM (#3457626)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Girl Friday

Unless we get struck by the dreaded lurgi again. T D L will be there. Mr Leopard's voice is much better than it was last Saturday. This Saturday he plans to bake some oink bread with some of my Christmas gammon. It is infused with cloves. To accompany the bread, there will be cheeses, pickles (including gherkins with red chillis ), and plates and all that parafanalia. Probably bring the butter too.


27 Dec 12 - 02:42 PM (#3457743)
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From: melodeonboy

I'll be there until four. The Reverend James may be a bit on the strong side!


28 Dec 12 - 05:56 PM (#3458396)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Richard Bridge

It will not be Reverend James. It will be St Austell Trelawny at 3.8.


29 Dec 12 - 10:20 AM (#3458694)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Richard Bridge

Only doing two squidges. I ate squidge all week last time. But am doing 3 trays of spuds, there is no such thing as too many roast spuds.


29 Dec 12 - 12:22 PM (#3458746)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Girl Friday

There is absolutely no such thing as too many roast spuds !!
The bread is proving.


29 Dec 12 - 12:26 PM (#3458750)
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From: melodeonboy

I still hope to come, but Melodeonboy is succumbing to seasonal ailments and his reeds are getting clogged! We'll see what tomorrow brings!


30 Dec 12 - 07:07 AM (#3459058)
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From: My guru always said

Not sure if we'll get along, but checked right through this thread to see what time you all start. Couldn't find it during a quick 'scan', but think it's afternoon. Will see...

Know you'll have a Fab time anyway!!


30 Dec 12 - 03:49 PM (#3459253)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: My guru always said

We went and we had fun! Lovely afternoon in a great pub in good company. Sorry we couldn't join you for your squidge Richard, hope you get your voice back soon!


31 Dec 12 - 01:16 PM (#3459641)
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From: melodeonboy

Yeh, another lovely afternoon. Thanks for organising it, Richard.


02 Jan 13 - 10:11 AM (#3460346)
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From: Girl Friday

Excellent afternoon, as ever. Thanks Richard. It was great to see you, and hear everyone else. Hope the voice comes back to full strength very soon, so we can hear you as well next time.


21 Jan 13 - 06:42 AM (#3469353)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Richard Bridge

Refresh.


21 Jan 13 - 06:43 AM (#3469354)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Richard Bridge

Next one 27th Jan. More about beer soon.    And 100.


22 Jan 13 - 12:24 PM (#3470002)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Girl Friday

In the diary weather permitting


22 Jan 13 - 12:52 PM (#3470006)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: VirginiaTam

Plan to be there with TheSilentOne et la soeur corbeau. We will practise the much requested See Lyin (Lion) Woman.


22 Jan 13 - 03:39 PM (#3470075)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Richard Bridge

Oh woe, woe and thrice woe!   Mick got in a barrel of the seasonal "Jack Frost" and the bloody locals have drunk it all. I will be over there tomorrow sorting through what is available and what we want.


22 Jan 13 - 04:32 PM (#3470095)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: melodeonboy

Don't panic, don't panic!


22 Jan 13 - 06:46 PM (#3470159)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T

What a change since the new management.

Prior to that, you couldn't sell real ale with green stamps, except on winter sings. Now it doesn't hang around for long enough.

Don T.


23 Jan 13 - 04:09 AM (#3470258)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Richard Bridge

Beer this Sunday the 27th will be Seafarer at 3.6. Last time we had that the barrel was dry by about half past 4!


23 Jan 13 - 06:31 AM (#3470305)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: GUEST,Wee Jock

Sorry we can't be there but Border Crossing have a gig at The Pilot in Maidstone that Sunday, starting at 2.30 pm.

Hope it goes well Richard

Cheers

WeeJock


23 Jan 13 - 08:45 AM (#3470367)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Richard Bridge

That will save about half a barrel for the rest of us!

Has Dean managed to extract his foot yet? Your noble attempt to divert attention to beer contained a bit of a faux pas too, by starting with "Eeny meeny miney mo" - I could see Angelle ITCHING to deliver the next line. Alas she is unable to be with us this Sunday either - but she is working on getting an elderly relative of hers (also Scottish - a very spry 84) along to the next one: apparently he used to sing in a barbershop quartet and IIRC he also plays moothie.


26 Jan 13 - 04:55 PM (#3471795)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: GUEST,CS

A last minute refresh for anyone still musing on whether they are going to be able to make it to Richard's sing tomorrow afternoon. Midday start. See you there peeps.


26 Jan 13 - 07:51 PM (#3471859)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Richard Bridge

Regrettably Royston Rachel and Sam although here for practice tonight cannot stay for the sing tomorrow.


27 Jan 13 - 06:29 AM (#3471955)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: melodeonboy

I'll be on the way soon!


27 Jan 13 - 04:08 PM (#3472151)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: GUEST,CS

Many thanks to Richard our ever hospitable host and to my lovely chaperones VT & TSO.

Super afternoon everyone, and weren't Larkspur in fine form!?

Toodles till next time x


27 Jan 13 - 04:24 PM (#3472155)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: The Barden of England

Agree CS -they were great, but then again so were you. Kudos.
John Barden


28 Jan 13 - 05:26 AM (#3472354)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: melodeonboy

Thanks for another lovely afternoon, Richard. It was quite an afternoon: two hours or so at Lower Stoke followed by Border Crossing at The Pilot. Great!


28 Jan 13 - 06:17 AM (#3472367)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T

Well up to par.

Good music, good friends and good ale. What more could we want?

Those little girls were really enjoying the music too. Lovely to see that.

Don T.


28 Jan 13 - 01:24 PM (#3472547)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Girl Friday

It certainly was a good afternoon followed by excellent hospitality chez Bridge. Shame mpore of you can't stay longer. Still we did justice to the squidge, and Richard should not be having it all week this time.

Do you think that we could get the girls along next time ? Folk Clubs need young blood.

Sorry we arrived at Bridge Towers a little late, we were enjoying our session so much that we went round and then had one for the road. (Song, that is... Kemp Owen... Scottish, traditional, and quite long.)


11 Feb 13 - 04:34 AM (#3478151)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Richard Bridge

Reminder - Feb 17th


12 Feb 13 - 10:52 AM (#3478660)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Girl Friday

New batch of chutney made today. I whacked in loads of spice, and added a green pepper to the red onions. I upped the sugar content too. First tastew seems sweeet on the tongue, but kicks one in the back of the mouth. Should go nicely with the squidge! Shall I ask Mr Leopard to make some bread. I can reccomend his herb bread.


14 Feb 13 - 07:32 AM (#3479487)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Richard Bridge

Beer will be Cornish Trawler at 3.6 %


http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/skinners-cornish-trawler/168317/


14 Feb 13 - 10:41 AM (#3479566)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: melodeonboy

I'm not 100% sure I'll be there, but I reckon Mr. Leopard should make bread anyway! :-)


14 Feb 13 - 10:59 AM (#3479572)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: GUEST,CS

Tam contacted me and asked if I'd like to join her & TSO this Sunday - so all being well, we should be there :)


14 Feb 13 - 04:23 PM (#3479706)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: GUEST,Rachel

Grace not needing a lift to Bournemouth until Monday now, so should be there.


14 Feb 13 - 06:00 PM (#3479752)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Richard Bridge

Looking promising!


16 Feb 13 - 05:39 AM (#3480284)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Richard Bridge

Refresh. And it looks as if RC4 will be there en bloc!


16 Feb 13 - 06:18 AM (#3480298)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T

I've picked up a chest infection and can barely breathe, let alone sing.

I'm afraid it's going to be a weekend at home with the emergency antibiotics (good name for a band?...maybe not!)

Richard, while you have RC4 there, how about sounding them out for a visit to the Vigo Easter Folk & Ale

I'm hoping that you might get the van out and join us yourself.

Don T.


17 Feb 13 - 04:35 AM (#3480615)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: My guru always said

Alas we won't make it today, spring-cleaning *sigh* Too much to do before Easter!

Have a Fab time today You Lot!


17 Feb 13 - 06:19 AM (#3480634)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Richard Bridge

Alas too, the band has left - so the only part of RC4 will be me.


17 Feb 13 - 06:07 PM (#3480816)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: GUEST,Rachel

Thank you, Richard for a lovely day.


17 Feb 13 - 06:44 PM (#3480826)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: GUEST,CS

Ditto Rachel, many thanks for everything.

Sad to see the Sings finish. See you folks again at Pigs and Knockholt.


18 Feb 13 - 06:45 AM (#3480983)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: melodeonboy

Another lovely afternoon. Thanks, Richard.


18 Feb 13 - 11:08 AM (#3481060)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: The Barden of England

Agreed. Thanks for the winter sings Richard, and the food.
John Barden


18 Feb 13 - 03:19 PM (#3481137)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Abdul The Bul Bul

Lovely afternoon with lovely music from a lovely crowd. Big hand for Richard.
Al


25 Feb 13 - 12:30 PM (#3483582)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Girl Friday

Hi Richard

I seem to have aquired a few white plastic picnic plates.Are they yours ? If not, they may be mine, as I have some like that. However, I don't remember bringing them to Lower Coke last week.

I have March 8th down for Rogering Choristers. If this is still on, I can give you back the plates then.


Sue


25 Feb 13 - 12:54 PM (#3483590)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Richard Bridge

Replied on fakebonk. Yes we are looking forward to seeing you on the 8th March and to the extent of available time will support in publicity.


26 Feb 13 - 04:33 AM (#3483811)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: melodeonboy

8th. March? Are you not at the Good Intent on 12th. March?


26 Feb 13 - 04:35 AM (#3483814)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: melodeonboy

Ah! I suppose you're in Orpington on the 8th.


26 Feb 13 - 01:40 PM (#3483960)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: Richard Bridge

Correct. Both. And Otford at a date TBA later in the year.


26 Feb 13 - 05:12 PM (#3484022)
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings ME3 9RD UK
From: melodeonboy

Good. I'm glad you're getting some gigs, Richard.