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Porlock, Somerset: Visiting June 2015

17 May 15 - 11:59 AM (#3709470)
Subject: Porlock, Somerset: Visiting June 2015
From: Mr Happy

We'll be in Porlock for a week next month.

What sessions, folky things, please?


17 May 15 - 01:19 PM (#3709483)
Subject: RE: Porlock, Somerset: Visiting June 2015
From: Steve Shaw

Make sure you have a ride on the West Somerset steam railway between Minehead and Bishops Lydeard. Lovely it is. Porlock Weir is very charming. Dunster Castle is very pleasant on a nice day and the town is an agreeable place. Have a stroll up Dunkery Beacon, Exmoor's highest point, a gentle stroll of about a mile and a half from the country road.


17 May 15 - 01:25 PM (#3709485)
Subject: RE: Porlock, Somerset: Visiting June 2015
From: Will Fly

Will there be a Person from Porlock?


17 May 15 - 02:11 PM (#3709488)
Subject: RE: Porlock, Somerset: Visiting June 2015
From: GUEST, topsie

Is there still an orange rabbit up near Dunkery Beacon?


17 May 15 - 06:45 PM (#3709529)
Subject: RE: Porlock, Somerset: Visiting June 2015
From: Banjo-Flower

Lovely memories of Porlock back in 67/68

wonder what happened to Liz?

Gerry


18 May 15 - 01:21 PM (#3709744)
Subject: RE: Porlock, Somerset: Visiting June 2015
From: GUEST,Pete from seven stars link

Catter, rafflebear, started a sn acoustic night somewhere in minehead when he moved down there.   I think it was the quay inn.


18 May 15 - 02:12 PM (#3709762)
Subject: RE: Porlock, Somerset: Visiting June 2015
From: GUEST

A novice was driving a car,
When down Porlock his son said "Papa,
If you drive at this rate
We are bound to be late.
Drive faster."
He did, and they are.

Mind how you go, boy.


19 May 15 - 04:12 AM (#3709911)
Subject: RE: Porlock, Somerset: Visiting June 2015
From: GUEST,ST

This site has some sessions listed for the north coast.


19 May 15 - 09:22 AM (#3709970)
Subject: RE: Porlock, Somerset: Visiting June 2015
From: GUEST

We'll be visiting in June too. RafflesBear has sessions at various venues in Minehead, but the best one is at The Britannia Inn every Sunday from 4 until 8.00. There are occasional Tuesaday sessions there. There was a good open mic at The Top Ship in Porlock too. I suggest contacting Rafflesbear on here or Richard Neal on Facebook. Try Barbara Brown also. She has Saturday nights in Coombe Martin. Lots of venues listedon the SADFOLK websiteSADFOLK


19 May 15 - 09:24 AM (#3709972)
Subject: RE: Porlock, Somerset: Visiting June 2015
From: Girl Friday

That posting was me.


19 May 15 - 10:42 AM (#3709998)
Subject: RE: Porlock, Somerset: Visiting June 2015
From: doc.tom

If you go to http://www.shammickacoustic.org.uk and press 'local events' on the menu, you'll get a listing of regular and upcoming stuff in the following months within about 1 hour of Combe Martin (that includes Porlock). We update it every fortnight (roughly) so it will always be current.


19 May 15 - 10:57 AM (#3710002)
Subject: RE: Porlock, Somerset: Visiting June 2015
From: GUEST,Rafflesbear

If you want to play/join in then www.mineheadmusic.co.uk/events has the local sessions within 20 miles of Minehead.
Additionally there is SADFOLK as above (Somerset and Dorset if you're wondering) and Wessex Acoustic Calendar at www.sanchobramble.weebly.com
Would love to have any catters along to the Brit session, it's not limited to folk but has its share, very friendly, quite social, fun and welcoming as well.


19 May 15 - 11:06 AM (#3710004)
Subject: RE: Porlock, Somerset: Visiting June 2015
From: Mr Happy

Thanks one & all for helpful responses, will study assiduously!


20 May 15 - 03:33 AM (#3710159)
Subject: RE: Porlock, Somerset: Visiting June 2015
From: Mr Red

Try these from Mr Red's Folk Map but check the datestamp and ring if going a long way. The contact may know the current venue - these things change overnight. Let me know if you find better info.


20 May 15 - 07:43 AM (#3710202)
Subject: RE: Porlock, Somerset: Visiting June 2015
From: Splott Man

http://www.shammickacoustic.org.uk/ is at Combe Martin. Run by Tom & Barbara Brown.

Splott Man