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Alcester Summer Folk Festival

01 Mar 13 - 08:46 AM (#3485076)
Subject: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: Green Man

There we are, just finished with the Winter Warmer and we are talking about the summer festival.

The Website is up and available HERE

Have a browse get back to me here or mail Marje with any suggestions as to content and I will see what can be done.

See you soon

GM


02 Mar 13 - 10:11 AM (#3485466)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: Herga Kitty

Looking forward to being back in Alcester in (hopefully!) warmer weather and singing at the Swan again.

Kitty


03 Mar 13 - 07:07 AM (#3485772)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: Green Man

Have to supply your own weather.

We will supply the singing and hopefully the Swan.

:)


03 Mar 13 - 05:56 PM (#3486002)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: GUEST,Sue the Borderer currently cookieless

Glad to see the date is now on the website - but here it is to save you looking it up ...... 21st - 23rd June.

It's still worth looking at the website to see the guest list. (See you there, Kitty.)

Sue


06 Mar 13 - 09:31 AM (#3487025)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: RWJ

Refresh


24 Mar 13 - 07:53 AM (#3494108)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: Green Man

Hi Guys and Gals,

The festival website has been updated with new artists and now the photos page is up. If you would like photo's included on the website PM me and I will put them on if they are suitable.

http://www.alcesterfolkfestival.org.uk

cut and past into your browser or click HERE


02 Apr 13 - 07:21 AM (#3497757)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: Green Man

Website now has electronic ticket sales.

get them before the price increase,.

GM


02 Apr 13 - 01:01 PM (#3497875)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: Girl Friday

Rather than pay a premium, I'm doing it the old fashioned way.

This will be our first time at Alcester, and it's looking good.


12 Apr 13 - 07:27 AM (#3502182)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: Green Man

Hooray, the weather is warmer.


23 Apr 13 - 05:13 AM (#3507551)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: RWJ

Refresh


02 May 13 - 05:36 AM (#3510938)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: Green Man

I have started to compile the program. Any suggestions mail me.

See you all soon.


02 May 13 - 09:26 AM (#3510983)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: GUEST,Square The Circle

Here's one suggestion' no Melodeon workshops before 11 am. Please


07 May 13 - 12:32 PM (#3512608)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: Green Man

Ah yes melodeon workshops. I guess that you aren't a fan. :)

Now that you mention it we haven't arranged one yet. What a good idea. I think I will have to set up a few.

The time for the festival draws nigh.

Any more suggestions would be good.

GM


07 May 13 - 04:13 PM (#3512710)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: My guru always said

Ah GM, how strange black & white is! I'm pretty sure that Square the Circle is very happy with melodeon workshops, just preferably at a decent hour, after 11am *grin*


08 May 13 - 11:22 AM (#3513036)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: Green Man

Not 11pm on the campsite then :)


08 May 13 - 03:24 PM (#3513110)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: My guru always said

Maybe a little later!!

Will we be having a MudGather this year?


13 May 13 - 09:06 AM (#3514545)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: Green Man

I would think so. Maybe I will get there this time.

Chocolate?


14 May 13 - 03:25 AM (#3514870)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: Dave Earl

Not gonna make it this year :-(

Have a good 'un

Dave


21 May 13 - 04:36 AM (#3517479)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: RWJ

Will the gather fit in with timings in the Con Club?


21 May 13 - 06:51 AM (#3517516)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: My guru always said

Don't know Ron, I haven't heard anything. Not even sure if one's been programmed in as I haven't heard from Marje about it. Will post any news here of course.

Meanwhile, we're really looking forward to it!!


21 May 13 - 07:06 AM (#3517526)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: RWJ

It will be a good week end anyway but would be better with a gather


30 May 13 - 01:52 PM (#3520784)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: My guru always said

Hot off the Press, there is to be a MudGather on the Saturday from 3.30pm - 5pm in the Small Room in the Swan *hoorah*


30 May 13 - 03:19 PM (#3520814)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: Herga Kitty

Thanks for the info Hils!

Kitty


30 May 13 - 05:28 PM (#3520852)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: GUEST,AEOLA

Looking forward to the Fest


04 Jun 13 - 04:57 AM (#3522523)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: Green Man

Anyone who wants an ad in the program contact Marje. Deadlines soon.

Look forward to seeing you all and having a good squawk. :))

GM


05 Jun 13 - 08:17 PM (#3523247)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: Girl Friday

Never been to a Mud Gather. What happens ?


06 Jun 13 - 03:17 AM (#3523325)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: Herga Kitty

Chocolate (and singing and saying hello)!

Kitty


06 Jun 13 - 03:40 AM (#3523328)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: My guru always said

Sue: As Kitty said! Basically, the festival organisers kindly program in a time & a place for MudCatters to Gather. We say hello, introduce ourselves to each other, bring and eat chocolate and have a Singaround. We hug too!

As I recall, the 'small room' is exactly what it says on the tin, it is 'small'! When we Gathered in February it seemed to work quite well with people cramming chairs in & making space for others to join in. But it was also quite fluid, with Catters wandering in when there was space and wandering off to other events when they felt like it. As long as empty seats are 'fair game' and people don't bring the kitchen sink with them it ought to work!

So, who's coming???


06 Jun 13 - 03:57 AM (#3523333)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: Splott Man

Me & erself.


06 Jun 13 - 04:13 AM (#3523341)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: Wild Flying Dove

Hope to get along, will even try to remember my Mudcat badge :)


06 Jun 13 - 12:48 PM (#3523497)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: Girl Friday

We know where Mr Leopard's badge is - mine is somewhere but I haven't seen it lately. May well look in and say hello. (will bring chocolate).


12 Jun 13 - 03:30 AM (#3525490)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: My guru always said

Not long now! I wonder if I've got enough spare time to make anything chocolatey?


12 Jun 13 - 10:42 AM (#3525611)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: Green Man

Soon the day will be upon us. I hope you are all ready for a good warble. And chocolate....


14 Jun 13 - 07:36 AM (#3526300)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: GUEST,Square The Circle

Looking forward to a good weekend with the rest of Newport Folk Club mobile unit, pray for dry weather


17 Jun 13 - 11:28 AM (#3527175)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: Green Man

Sounds like we need a sundance.. See you all there.

GM


17 Jun 13 - 05:43 PM (#3527300)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: Noreen

We'll be there from Saturday evening, after wo*k.

If anyone would like to shake a leg with Wild Thyme border morris in the garden of the Hop Pole on Sunday- do come along, it's great fun. No qualifications required! 2 til 3pm [and 4.40pm-> if we're not drying out from earlier :) ]

(And if anyone would like to play for Wild Thyme- as above- PLEASE do- otherwise it's just me :/ Very few qualifications required!)

Sorry I'll miss the Mudgather, Hils and all.


18 Jun 13 - 08:30 AM (#3527480)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: Snuffy

Noreen, do you mean the Holly Bush?


18 Jun 13 - 09:15 PM (#3527732)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: Noreen

Snuffy, indeed I do.

Memory of a goldfish these days.

Nice castle.


19 Jun 13 - 06:08 AM (#3527843)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: Green Man

Looks like its going to be warm, overcast with damp bits and a lot of fun. :))

Bring your wellies and a tankard (If you feel the need).

See you all there, we are going down tonight. Look for the tatty pirate flag and come say hello.

GM


20 Jun 13 - 03:12 AM (#3528195)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: Trevor

Our first Alcester - looking forward to it. We'll be there Saturday evening so will miss the gather - haven't been to one for years (Bron's I think!).
I'll keep my eyes open for you No - it'll be good to see you again after all this time!


20 Jun 13 - 04:43 AM (#3528210)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: My guru always said

Tomorrow!!


21 Jun 13 - 06:57 AM (#3528593)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: GUEST,Square The Circle

Well it's taken a year but it's here at last.


21 Jun 13 - 07:57 AM (#3528611)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: My guru always said

Packing! Safe journeys all!


24 Jun 13 - 06:53 AM (#3529715)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: Trevor

Well, that was our first Alcester Festival, and we enjoyed it. Some great voices in the Newport Folk Club session and Derek and Kitty's session, and we particularly enjoyed Notts Alliance. I've wanted to see them for ages and it was worth the wait. Thanks for all the effort that was put in by the organising team....


24 Jun 13 - 07:32 AM (#3529733)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: Essex Girl

I was hoping we'd be bussed to Alcester from Evesham where we were dancing at the Morris Festival, but we went to The Fleece at Bretforton instead. (lovely pub and great beer)Never mind, maybe next year


24 Jun 13 - 07:33 AM (#3529735)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: breezy

have agoodun


24 Jun 13 - 08:34 AM (#3529750)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: Green Man

Thanks to all who attended and bought tickets.

The weather wizards got it wrong and it didnt rain (all the time) in fact I got sunburned,

Lovely to see Rod Penlington again. Acouple of grat new acts and a lot of familiar faces.

Oh well now for the Winterfest....


24 Jun 13 - 09:33 AM (#3529770)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: Herga Kitty

A wonderful festival for singers - and thanks to everyone who contributed to the marathon singaround on Saturday evening!

Kitty


26 Jun 13 - 09:46 AM (#3530549)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: My guru always said

A lovely Alcester as usual, meeting and hearing friends old and new. Huge thanks to Marj and all the organisers and helpers!

The Mudgather was quite interesting in the small room, various people dropped in and we were treated to several great chorus songs by Duncan McFarlane (Hipflask Andy) too!

Here's the Register:

my guru always said
Wild Flying Dove
Tig
Unicorn Man
Herga Kitty & the Horologist
Hipflask Andy
Boondock
Moses
Selkie
Mike Nicholson
Colin Carnie (mudcat name?)
Dame Patti Smith EPNS
Splott Man
Dragonsong
Richard Atkins
Flatnote
Robbie Wilson

Also at Fest:
AlcesterMarj
Green Man
Singing Referee
ShortyBrenda (sent apologies)
RWJ
AlcesterDave
MalcBedworth
GillBedworth
Merek'n'Dary
The Badger
OldGirl
Square the Circle
Aeola
Noreen
Trevor
Alanww
Selchie-(RS)
Snuffy
Sue the Borderer
Girl Friday

So, who didn't I spot????


26 Jun 13 - 02:02 PM (#3530650)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: Girl Friday

Is it that hard to spot Mumblin' Len ? O.K. He's not an active mudcatter, but he is the other half of Tone Deaf Leopard.
We can't believe how many of our original songs we played. It's a wonderful festival for singing, and concerts. Amazing what can be acheived in one weekend . Kitty and Derek's sessions were great. Breakfast with Alhambra was an experience . What a beautiful building is the Town Hall ? Trevor worked it out that it must be the Town Hall because it looked like a Rathause. We'll be back.


19 Jun 14 - 03:56 AM (#3634483)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: Herga Kitty

There doesn't seem to be a thread for this year's summer festival, so I'm reviving last year's... hope to see lots of you in Alcester tomorrow - sadly minus MGAS who will be in Hampshire!

Kitty


19 Jun 14 - 04:06 AM (#3634485)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: My guru always said

We'll be wishing that we could be in both places at once, know you'll all have a Fab Time!!!


25 Jun 14 - 04:57 AM (#3636479)
Subject: RE: Alcester Summer Folk Festival
From: Herga Kitty

Thanks to everyone who contributed to another wonderful Alcester festival - especially Marje. Looking forward to the next one!

Kitty