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Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards

14 Feb 03 - 08:07 AM (#890216)
Subject: Mudcat 2003 Alternative Folk Awards
From: IanC

Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards

If the BBC can be the arbiter of good taste in folk, so can we...

To misquote the Radio 2 site.

March 2003 sees the first year of the Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards. Not a prestigious event, but one which celebrates the past year in the world of cyber-assisted folk music. A completely undemocratic and non-representational group of Mudcat members will shortly be voting to pick a winner in each of the categories below.

Nominations are welcomed under each of the following categories (if I've missed any, or you'd like to see non-music items - "best dance group", "best folk drama group" or whatever, please let me know) by next Friday (21st February). Please try to be adventurous!

  • PUB / CLUB FOLK SINGER OF THE YEAR
  • PUB / CLUB MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
  • BEST "NON COMMERCIAL" GROUP / DUO
  • BEST "NON COMMERCIAL" CD
  • HORIZONTAL AWARD (Best drinker)
  • BEST FOLK CLUB
  • BEST PUB SESSION

;-)


14 Feb 03 - 08:14 AM (#890219)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative Folk Awards
From: Mr Happy

no best folk festival?


14 Feb 03 - 08:40 AM (#890231)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative Folk Awards
From: My guru always said

Excellent idea Ian, c'mon Cats!


14 Feb 03 - 09:10 AM (#890250)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative Folk Awards
From: IanC

MrH.

Best Folk Festival included.

Shameless self-plugs ought to be allowed during the Nominations Phase!

;-)


14 Feb 03 - 09:19 AM (#890251)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative Folk Awards
From: artbrooks

Looking at this eagerly from the other side of the pond. I assume that it will be followed by the Guided Tour of the Mudcat Winners...and would it be appropriate to have some suggestions or self nominations for guides now, or would you prefer to wait until later?


14 Feb 03 - 09:20 AM (#890252)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative Folk Awards
From: curmudgeon

Shameless self-promotion coming up. For Best Pub Session, the Friday night Press Room Gathering; about nineteen years old, sometimes chaotic, frequently noisy, but overall as good a mix of songs and tunes as one could wish for. Also a meeting place for Mudcatters from around the world -- Tom


14 Feb 03 - 09:24 AM (#890256)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative Folk Awards
From: smallpiper

Best non comercial (althouth they would like it to be) has to go to Oakley's band; Cara - Asleep Behind the Settee.

Best Folk Festival Whitby

Best Duo (there's another category) Karen and Colin

Horizontal award The Deanmiester

How's that then?


14 Feb 03 - 10:07 AM (#890281)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative Folk Awards
From: Roger the Skiffler

No award for not mentioning Hull?

RtS
(nominated for most significant silence on Blue Plate Special award*)


*[Haven't bought 'em yet? Shame on you!]


14 Feb 03 - 10:13 AM (#890288)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative Folk Awards
From: GUEST,MC Fat

How about Funniest Mudcat Posting.


20 Feb 03 - 08:47 AM (#894193)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: IanC

Wot ... no more shameless self-plugs?

only 2 days to go for nominations!

;-)


20 Feb 03 - 03:27 PM (#894532)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: breezy

1 Johnny Collins and Graeme Knights, cos they is loud
2 Anahata cos he is very good, and can play loud if needed to.
3 Windward
4 George Papavgeris vols 1 and 2
5 Hilary Ward
6 St Albans at the Comfort on Fridays when in season
7 The Blue Anchor - St Albans 2nd Sats, and The White Bear , Rickmansworth 1st Sunday of the month


20 Feb 03 - 03:51 PM (#894552)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: Sooz

Graeme Knights is certainly loud and always welcome at Gainsborough Folk Club. Come to think of it, several of our members would tie for the horizontal award.


20 Feb 03 - 03:51 PM (#894553)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: My guru always said

Breezy you haven't ever seen me drinking!!!! But thanks for the nomination - I think


20 Feb 03 - 03:52 PM (#894554)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: McGrath of Harlow

Whitby? Or maybe Fylde. Especially if you get vertigo climbing hills.


21 Feb 03 - 09:44 AM (#895103)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: IanC

OK

Deadline for nominations extended to next Monday.

I like my session best!

The only folk clubs I get to are the White Horse (now) Baldock and The Sun, Hitchin.

Local Barndance/Ceilidh band hasn't been included. Any nominations?

:-)


21 Feb 03 - 09:53 AM (#895110)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: Schantieman

IanC - I used to live in Hitchin & work in Baldock - back in the early eighties! - No sessions there then!   

I nominate the Black Horse at Limbrick near Chorley (second Tuesday) as the best pub session. I've only been there once (Jan) but it were brill!

..and I'm inclined to put in a shameless self-plug for Schantieman in the Singer category!

Steve


21 Feb 03 - 10:02 AM (#895115)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: My guru always said

OK Ian, I might get my hands slapped a bit, but here goes!

Female Folksinger: Mary Humphreys.
Male Folksinger: Johnny Collins.
Entertainer/Heckler: Breezy.
Musician: Andy Irvine.
Group: ChrisHilID (of course).
Horizontal: Piersy-Baby.
Club: Windward at the Comfort Hotel (Fridays in term-time)
Session: The Bull at Barton-le-Clay (obviously).
Festival: Straw Bear.
Songwriter: George Papavgeris.


21 Feb 03 - 11:25 AM (#895183)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: breezy

guru, can you git me a copy of that piccy please?


21 Feb 03 - 12:03 PM (#895214)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: My guru always said

Breezy, that's a big bit of drifting!!!!
Our apologies, slapping comes later!


21 Feb 03 - 12:27 PM (#895239)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: the lemonade lady

Steve...'and I'm inclined to put in a shameless self-plug for Schantieman in the Singer category!'... I'd second that and anyone who has seen you on stage will agree with me I'm sure.

Sal


22 Feb 03 - 12:14 PM (#895909)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: vectis

Group - Pig's Ear for sheer entertainment value
Musician - John Kirkpatrick
BEST FOLK CLUB - Seaford Folk Club in Sussex, but of course I'm biased.
BEST PUB SESSION - The slow Players session at the Middle Earth at Whitby during festival week.
BEST FESTIVAL - Broadstairs
Horizontal - JudeL :-)


22 Feb 03 - 02:49 PM (#896042)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: GUEST,LesB

I'll go with George's slow players session at Whitby because George is a mate and I am a slow player.

Come on Steve while we are on self promotion let's have the best club, 'The Bothy in Southport' (You are a resident after all).
Best fest has to be Whitby.
There are so many contenders for the other honours. John Kirkpatrick, Pete Coe & Pete Morton is a jolly good chap don't you know.
One of the best non commercial C.D.s I have is a home made one for a fiver by Tony Wilson.
Cheers
Les


22 Feb 03 - 06:27 PM (#896151)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: GUEST,Mac Tattie

Best Folk club should go to ALL clubs and organisers that can keep going against all the odds. More power to your colective elbows.
      cheers


22 Feb 03 - 06:51 PM (#896165)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: breezy

thanks for the piccy guru and for saturday in the row


23 Feb 03 - 12:39 AM (#896395)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: Chris Amos

Hi,

Singer - Clive Wolf

Musician – Tony Hall

Duo – Mary Humphries & Anahata

CD - Wiser Fool by Chris Coe

Club – Sharps, the home of folk music

I also think we should give a Lifetime Achievement Award to McGrath of Harlow for his song writing with special reference being made to Milligan's Wake and the Marmite song

Chris


23 Feb 03 - 03:31 AM (#896462)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: breezy

See you at sharps in November then Chris!!
George Papavgeris will be on too and his recent songs are proving to be just as popular.
He'll be at Bishop's Stortford on April 3rd.


23 Feb 03 - 04:25 AM (#896485)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: Chris Amos

I'll be there - to quote from the song

Chris


23 Feb 03 - 09:00 AM (#896560)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: GUEST,Ross

PUB / CLUB FOLK SINGER OF THE YEAR - John Breeze
PUB / CLUB MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR    - Mick Pierce
BEST "NON COMMERCIAL" GROUP / DUO - Fretless & Fancy Free - Luton University workshop
BEST "NON COMMERCIAL" CD          - Martin Dent
HORIZONTAL AWARD (Best drinker)    - The blokes at the bar in Blue   Anchor - St Albans
BEST FOLK CLUB                     - Comfort Hotel St Albans Herts
BEST PUB SESSION                   - Bull at Barton-Le-Clay Beds


23 Feb 03 - 06:15 PM (#896897)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: breezy

thank you fans, you sad people, fancy voting for youselves.
well no one else will!!!


23 Feb 03 - 06:35 PM (#896910)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: greg stephens

I will nominate for best session(though not a pub-session) the asylum-seekers hostel in Stoke on Thursday nights(I will not be more specific on the address): where I have had the privilege over the last year of hearing fantastic music from Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Armenia, Russia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Zimbabwe, Turkey and probably a few others I have forgotten(and England too, come to think of it). No venue, club or festival has to my knowledge come near to presenting a fraction of what I have heard there.


24 Feb 03 - 12:42 PM (#897419)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: IanC

OK folks,

Any more? be quick now, 'cos the next phase starts tomorrow.

:-)


27 Feb 03 - 03:43 PM (#899920)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: vectis

Well?????
What was the next phase?


27 Feb 03 - 05:28 PM (#900015)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: breezy

SEE and hear some of the nomiknees , George Papavgeris will be just one , tomorrow Friday the 28th Feb at the Comfort Hotel St Albans where Mary and Anahata are the headline guests
Doors open 7.45
Phasing out


27 Feb 03 - 05:45 PM (#900026)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: Dave Wynn

BEST PUB SESSION

"I nominate the Black Horse at Limbrick near Chorley (second Tuesday) as the best pub session. I've only been there once (Jan) but it were brill!"


Can I second that.

I help run a FC 15 miles away and I still think that the above is true.

Spot (the altruistic) Dog


28 Feb 03 - 11:30 AM (#900389)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: breezy

Objection, too late, nominations closed, so whose won then?


10 Mar 03 - 04:30 AM (#906317)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: IanC

Sorry - been away on an Oracle 9i DBA course for the week ...

Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards – Voting!

March 2003 sees the first year of the Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards. Not a prestigious event, but one which celebrates the past year in the world of cyber-assisted folk music. A completely undemocratic and non-representational group of Mudcat members will be voting to pick a winner in each of the categories below.

Nominations have been pouring in from far and wide, under each of the following Main Award categories and here is the final list for the next stage.

1. PUB / CLUB FOLK SINGER OF THE YEAR

  1. Johnny Collins
  2. Graeme Knights
  3. Schantieman
  4. Mary Humphries
  5. Clive Wolf
  6. John Breeze

2. PUB / CLUB MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

  1. Anahata
  2. Andy Irvine
  3. John Kirkpatrick
  4. Pete Coe
  5. Pete Morton
  6. Tony Hall
  7. Mick Pierce

3. BEST "NON COMMERCIAL" GROUP / DUO

  1. Cara
  2. Karen & Colin
  3. Windward
  4. ChrisHillD
  5. Pigs Ear
  6. Mary Humphries & Anahata
  7. Fretless & Fancy Free (Luton University Workshop)

4. BEST "NON COMMERCIAL" CD

  1. George Papavgeris (vols 1 & 2)
  2. Tony Wilson (untitled)
  3. *** Chris Coe (Wiser Fool) *** DISQUALIFIED for being commercially successful ***
  4. Martin Dent (unknown title)
  5. Tam Lin (Farewell to Reason)
  6. Cara (Asleep Behind the Settee)

5. HORIZONTAL AWARD (Best drinker)

  1. The Deanmeister
  2. Hilary Ward
  3. Piers
  4. JudeL
  5. Blue Anchor Bar Flies (St Albans)

5. BEST FOLK CLUB

  1. White Horse, Baldock
  2. Sun, Hitchin
  3. Windward
  4. Comfort Hotel, St Albans
  5. Seaford, Sussex
  6. The Bothy, Southport
  7. Sharps, Cecil Sharp House

6. BEST PUB SESSION

  1. Press Room Gathering (Friday)
  2. Bushel & Strike, Ashwell (1st Monday)
  3. Black Horse, Limbrick, nr Chorley (2nd Tuesday)
  4. The Bull, Barton le Clay
  5. Slow Players Session, Whitby

7. BEST FOLK FESTIVAL

  1. (a) Whitby
  2. (b) Fylde
  3. (c) Straw Bear, Whittlesey
  4. (d) Broadstairs

 
Voting is also required for the following Special Award categories.

S1 The "Two In A Bar Award" for the best nonexistent Session/Singaround

  1. The Old Ale House, Oxford (April 2000)
  2. The Cove House Inn, Portland (December 2000)
  3. The Welsh Harp, Waltham Abbey (….2001)
  4. The Cock, Stansted Mountfitchet (May 2002)
  5. The Guildford Arms, Greenwich (May 2002)
  6. The Cricketers, Greenwich (May 2002)
  7. The Cannon, Newport Pagnell (May 2002)
  8. The Bull, Stony Stratford (June 2002)
  9. The Blue Bear, Helpston (September 2002)
  10. The Lands End, Twyford (October 2002)
  11. The Ruiston Inn, Taunton (Oct 2002)
  12. The Blue Bell, Helpston (….2002)
  13. The Hope & Anchor, South Ferriby (….2002)
  14. The New Star, Portland (….2002)

S2 The "Kim Howells Mutually Assured Destruction Award" for best non-existent folk club

  1. The Old King's Head, The Belper Folk Club (May 2002)
  2. Broadacres, The Bridlington Folk Club (July 2002)
  3. The Henry VIII Hotel, Bayswater, Tall Poppy Presents (July 2002)

 

Please PM your votes to me in the Form (e.g.) 1a2b3c etc. by Friday 21st March.

____________________________________________________________________________________

There are also a number of Special Merit Awards.

Lifetime Achievement Award – for songwriting

Kevin McGrath – Milligan's Wake, The Marmite Song.

Special Session Award

Asylum Seeker's Hostel, Stoke – Citation by greg stephens

The "We Do It In The Road" Award for Folk Drama

Cerne Abbas Mummers


10 Mar 03 - 11:22 AM (#906563)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: IanC

Sorry

Someone's pointed out that the HTML's gone awry and given me 2 x Category 5s. Could you use H for the "Horizontal Award" when voting.

Thanks
Ian

keeping this thread near the top


10 Mar 03 - 11:38 AM (#906580)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: GUEST,noddy

what about the strongest roadie... I nominate the Taggart and Wright roadie after all he is a World Champion Powerlifter (twice).

Best Pub /Session is the Taybank in Dunkeld where you get the likes of Douggie Maclean turning in to give a few tunes and songs.

Best Festival must be Girvan with singalong lasting well past breakfast and the landlord keeping everyone fed with sarnies and chicken and...


10 Mar 03 - 01:46 PM (#906716)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: Chanteyranger

Hey, a thread with no mention of "Punch The Horse!" Incredible!

Oh, cripes......I just did. Sorry :-).

Chanteyranger


10 Mar 03 - 07:07 PM (#906904)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: breezy

piss off, too late.


11 Mar 03 - 04:45 AM (#907131)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: IanC

VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!

Who says you can't vote twice ...


11 Mar 03 - 05:48 AM (#907154)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: JudeL

Why was there such a short lead time for nominations?   I am sure thare are lots of british folkies from places other than around St Albans who would have put in a nominations for various catagories especially those of clubs and festivals. It seems a little odd to have just one catagory to cover all folk fectival from the big commercial ones such as Broadstairs to the small folk weekends such as Crediton, Miskin, or Grove, none of which had a mention.

Having only just opened this thread I find I have missed the deadline. I would have placed Andy Barnes in the best drinker catagory for his ability to completely miss a camping stool by a couple of foot when trying to sit down, not spill a drop when "landing" on the floor, then carrying on drinking and singing as if that was where he intended to be all the time.



And where's the catagory for folk poet?


11 Mar 03 - 05:51 AM (#907156)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: Deni-C

Hear hear, Jude . But today St Albans, tomorrow the rest of the folk world.

I would have nominated every venue and act around Plymouth, Devon....

;-}


11 Mar 03 - 06:05 AM (#907164)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: IanC

Actually, though nominations officially closed on 24th Feb. I was taking them until I posted the list on 10th March. Almost a month.

If you think you need longer, why not nominate something now? ... simply add a letter to your nimination and people can vote for it.

I don't have any problems.

:-)


11 Mar 03 - 06:11 AM (#907172)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: IanC

Oh, and Jude

It was supposed to be a bit of a laugh you know. As I said to begin with ...

Not a prestigious event, but one which celebrates the past year in the world of cyber-assisted folk music. A completely undemocratic and non-representational group of Mudcat members will shortly be voting to pick a winner in each of the categories below.

:-)


11 Mar 03 - 08:12 AM (#907209)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: InOBU

In order for Sorcha Dorcha to be concidered... I would like to propose a sort of flat earth society catigory, the last hold out New York Tory and on the Fence Sitters on the Colonial/Nationhood Question's Band ... and nominate Sorcha Dorcha. Cheers Larry


11 Mar 03 - 09:47 AM (#907283)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: breezy

Some people just have no sense of humour.
Some drop off and expect everything to stand still till they re-awake.
Some folkies are still stuck in the revival period.
All things move on,
Heck I'm here on the Mudcat!!
Anahata gets my vote for coming to enhance the Blue Anchor song sessions and playing as both guest and floor artist at the Fantastic St Albans Friday club at the Comfort Hotel where this week its charity night in aid of M.S.
Among the singers are Graeme Knights and Hilary'pigs-bum-forwards' Ward.
Then there's George Papavgeris and Mike Sparks.
The Windward folk-duo
Plus Van and Chris
And more
Doors open 7.40
On Holywell Hill
Come one and all
See , hear and meet some of the nominations and make up your own minds


11 Mar 03 - 09:55 AM (#907289)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: GUEST,MC Fat

All sounds very very southern based this. What about us oop north ?
Perhaps there should be a regional award. Best 'Quality' Singaround - Tap & Spile, Whitby Folk Week; Best Session - Palm Tree/Fagans , Sheffield (OK I'm biased); Best New Get Together - The Legendary Three Quarters at Saltersgate; Waste of space award in writing reviews ; Steve Moxon; All Round Good Egg Award - George Welch; Fat Bastard Award - Jim McDonald


11 Mar 03 - 12:35 PM (#907460)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: IanC

!ETOV!ETOV!ETOV!ETOV!ETOV!ETOV!ETOV!ETOV!ETOV!ETOV

Whichever way round, itm doesn't matter ...


11 Mar 03 - 01:19 PM (#907499)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: Mary Humphreys

Hi folks!
Thanks to Hil ( Guru) for putting my name forward - and correctly spelt too! I've kept out of this thread until nominations have closed, to avoid the accusations of self-promotion.
It is news to me ( and Anahata ) that he enhanced Breezy's singaround sessions. I was there every time and can vouch for him never singing a note. On the other hand , he played a few thousand of them - effortlessly on melodeon and concertina. What a musician!


11 Mar 03 - 02:53 PM (#907579)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: breezy

theres nowt up north to shout about we've all moved south.
I bet theyve never heard of Anahata or Johnny Collins.
There's only the Bacca pipes Folk Club, say hello to the retired Jenny S someone please.
Theres nice Mary.
See you at song-link, you plug it
Sun 30th March at Cecils ,Martin W-R CD lunch 2.00


11 Mar 03 - 04:38 PM (#907668)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: treewind

Never heard of us in the North?

Mary used to live in the Ryburn Valley in West Yorkshire, where the Ryburn Three Step people hang out (Pete Coe, Johnny Adams, Chris Coe etc. etc.) and I've lived there for a while too - I was even in a band with a bunch of them, and we've done gigs in Yorkshire and Manchester...

Song Links - March 30 - details HERE - thanks for mentioning it.

By the way, what's a CD lunch?

Anahata


11 Mar 03 - 06:00 PM (#907742)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: Zany Mouse

Mick Pearce is now residing near Worksop, so he is certainly in the North. One of the best guitarists on the folk scene!!!

BOOK HIM NOW!!!

zm


11 Mar 03 - 08:28 PM (#907840)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: smallpiper

Hey I thought nominations were closed and voting was taking place. I say tough - if you missed the nominations you should pay more attention - with one exception and that is Larry and only because he wants a flat earth!

ANd what the 'ell are you southern pansies onabout there's ;oads of stuff up 'ere (Hull for A START!)


12 Mar 03 - 04:04 AM (#908014)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: treewind

AAAgh! he said the H word. Run away!


12 Mar 03 - 04:43 AM (#908024)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: GUEST

New category:
Lifetime award for being Micca, goes to Micca. He's unique. Bless his little cotton socks.


12 Mar 03 - 04:59 AM (#908026)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: GUEST,MC Fat

I forgot a special Mudcat (Almost) Phostumous Award for being pronounced 'deaded' when I wasn't.


12 Mar 03 - 05:05 AM (#908028)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: George Papavgeris

Aah, don't spoil it; and I thought I was in contact with the "other side"....


12 Mar 03 - 12:24 PM (#908276)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: breezy

see Treewind ,even you and Mary moved south.
Mick Pearce has gone back - but not too far north- and is doing missionary work! 'Joshua Gone Barbados'
A CD lunch is making music palatable to the ear.
Hull?


12 Mar 03 - 12:31 PM (#908283)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: IanC

YES
but
VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!
keep them votes coming in ...


12 Mar 03 - 04:58 PM (#908490)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: breezy

yes vote please now
here is the vote of mine
I'm sorry I cant vote for everyone but good luck to you all,you're all great.
1 b
2 g as long as he does my requests
3 f
4 a
5 c
5 d
6 d
7 e

s1 g
s2 c

This concludes my voting as I'm very tired and I want to go to bed.


13 Mar 03 - 08:53 AM (#909002)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: IanC

VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!
PM me to vote, or place your vote here ...


14 Mar 03 - 08:40 AM (#909853)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: breezy

tonight ,14th March The Comfort Hotel st Albans in aid of M.S. 7.42.


19 Mar 03 - 12:03 PM (#913523)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: IanC

VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!
More votes needed ... only 12 days to go ...


19 Mar 03 - 12:45 PM (#913578)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: breezy

this week 21st Leon Rosselson at the Comfort



Vote you buggers


20 Mar 03 - 12:19 PM (#914606)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: IanC

VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!
Keep on voting - you now have till the 28th March ...


Please PM your votes to me in the Form (e.g.) 1a2b3c etc. by Friday 21st March.



:-)


20 Mar 03 - 12:40 PM (#914622)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: GUEST,noddy

how about a section for the best thread on a folk notice board???


20 Mar 03 - 03:12 PM (#914728)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: breezy

do you have a swingometer ?
Wheres the smart money going?
I've voted, so get on with it you lot out there.


24 Mar 03 - 11:17 AM (#917102)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: IanC

VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!
Keep on voting - you still have till the 28th March ...


Please PM your votes to me in the Form (e.g.) 1a2b3c etc. by Friday 21st March.


24 Mar 03 - 06:13 PM (#917432)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: breezy

todays the 24th March, reckon voting has closed.
Usual apathy.
well done Ian C for trying.
O.k start the counting, so we can kill this thread till next time.
Chorus workshop tomorrow Tues at the blue anchor
Folk club friday at the comfort with Marilyn Middleton


25 Mar 03 - 03:52 AM (#917693)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: IanC

Sorry ... votes still coming in ...

VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!
Keep on voting - you still have till the 28th March ...


Please PM your votes to me in the Form (e.g.) 1a2b3c etc. by Friday 28th March.


25 Mar 03 - 05:37 PM (#918308)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: vectis

OK OK OK I've voted!!!


28 Mar 03 - 07:23 AM (#920372)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: IanC

VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!
Last Chance to vote ... TODAY is 28th March ...


31 Mar 03 - 06:30 PM (#922986)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: buttonbox

2c - 5f - 6e - 7a


31 Mar 03 - 08:09 PM (#923029)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: smallpiper

Okay so who won what?


01 Apr 03 - 03:59 AM (#923208)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: IanC

PLEASE HOLD ON ... YOUR COMMITTEE IS VALIDATING AND COUNTING ALL VOTES


01 Apr 03 - 05:21 AM (#923247)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: IanC

Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards - Results!

March 2003 sees the first year of the Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards. Not a prestigious event, but one which celebrates the past year in the world of cyber-assisted folk music. A completely undemocratic and non-representational group of Mudcat members voted to pick a winner in each of the categories below.

Votes have been pouring in from Mudcatters far and wide, under each of the following Main Award categories and here are the final results of your voting.

PUB / CLUB FOLK SINGER OF THE YEAR

Mary Humphries - special mention (runner up) Graeme Knights

PUB / CLUB MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

John Kirkpatrick - special mention (runner up) Pete Coe

BEST "NON COMMERCIAL" GROUP / DUO

ChrisHillD - runaway winner

BEST "NON COMMERCIAL" CD

George Papavgeris (vols 1 & 2) - runaway winner

HORIZONTAL AWARD (Best drinker)

Hilary Ward and Piers share this award

BEST FOLK CLUB

Comfort Hotel, St Albans - special mentions also to The Sun, Hitchin and The Bothy, Southport

BEST PUB SESSION

The Bull, Barton le Clay - special mention (runners up) The Slow Players Session, Whitby

BEST FOLK FESTIVAL

Straw Bear, Whittlesey special mentions to Broadstairs and Whitby

 

SPECIAL CATEGORY AWARDS

The "Two In A Bar Award" for the best nonexistent Session/Singaround

The Bull, Stony Stratford (June 2002)

With special mentions for ...

The Cove House Inn, Portland (December 2000)

The Hope & Anchor, South Ferriby (....2002)

The "Kim Howells Mutually Assured Destruction Award" for best non-existent folk club

The Henry VIII Hotel, Bayswater, Tall Poppy Presents (July 2002)

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

Lifetime Achievement Award - for songwriting

Kevin McGrath - Milligan's Wake, The Marmite Song.

Special Session Award

Asylum Seeker's Hostel, Stoke - Citation by greg stephens

The "We Do It In The Road" Award for Folk Drama

Cerne Abbas Mummers

The Larry Otway "Flat Earth" Award for Special International Effort

Sorcha Dorcha for shameless self-publicity ... Larry even seems to have gone so far as to nominate New York as a colny of Yorkshire in order to get in here. Well done Larry.

PRESS RELEASE TO FOLLOW ... COULD I HAVE DETAILS ABOUT THE WINNERS FOR THIS!


01 Apr 03 - 07:21 AM (#923321)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: My guru always said

Fabulous, incredible, unbelievable - Ummm, April Fool perhaps????

Hil


01 Apr 03 - 07:30 AM (#923328)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: greg stephens

When and where is the awards ceremony?


01 Apr 03 - 07:32 AM (#923331)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: George Papavgeris

No, Hil, I think Breezy voted with every finger and toe
But of course I agree with him!


01 Apr 03 - 08:27 AM (#923373)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: IanC

Well Hilary,

I did think the date was appropriate but the whole thing's completely valid ... DETAILS FOR PRESS RELEASE PLEASE!!!

;-)


01 Apr 03 - 12:29 PM (#923665)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: Ralphie

Oi...!!
I demand a recount...(Except for Mary Humphries of course, Well done!!)
And who gave the "Committee" permission to nick the name of our latest CD (Flat Earth) as a category?
Off to my solicitor in the morning....mumble...humbug....cries of unfair...fix...etc !!
Regards Ralphie


01 Apr 03 - 12:47 PM (#923682)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: Mary Humphreys

Ralphie - I am gutted that I wasn't nominated for Horizontal award. I will have to accept best club singer award as a consolation prize! I shall challenge Hilary next time I see her ( Thursday - Stortfolk - George 'El Greko' ) to a contest to see who really should have won which award!
Much love
M


01 Apr 03 - 12:53 PM (#923687)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: Nessie

Is this the El Greko that's on in Bishops Stortford this week? Whee! I'd better start saving pennies for the CDs...


02 Apr 03 - 04:25 AM (#924288)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: breezy

hey greg you will enjoy George Papavgeris 'the new name on the english folk block''s songs
Tomorrow Thursday 3rd April at Bishop's Stortford most of the award winners will be present in support of GEORGE PAPAVGERIS who last week launched his 3rd yes 3rd CD
Tickets also available from singer-songwriter George PAPAVGERIS for Eric Bogle's star studded concert at Watford on Thursday 24th July
Is George PAPAVGERIS the 'new' E B?' His songs are certainly more tuneful and equally lyrical and eloquent.
See ya all tomorrow, and Guru, your driving so stay vertical.Mary ,your tee total so stop fibbin.
Dont foget St Albans this week end
Friday the Comfort with Brad Bradstock as Hawtin Mundy, a siony awrd winning performance from th Edinbrgh Fest next week ANDY IRVINE,
Sat The Blue Anchor
Sun The White Bear but in the meantime
tomorrow at Stortford for GEORGE PAPAVGERIS


02 Apr 03 - 04:37 AM (#924296)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: George Papavgeris

bugger it, I will HAVE to pay breezy now...


02 Apr 03 - 05:27 AM (#924322)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: GUEST,Mary Humphreys

I shall sue that Breezy for defamation. Tee-total ? Moi?


02 Apr 03 - 05:36 AM (#924327)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: My guru always said

Oh dear, am driving again (Breezy has a lot to answer for), so no chance of being horizontally challenged at Stortford I'm afraid!!! One day Mary, you & I shall drink ourselves stoopid (looking forward to it already) & besides that - I obviously need to throw down the gauntlet with regards to young Piers. Soon Piersy-Baby, soon.......


02 Apr 03 - 06:36 AM (#924345)
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
From: breezy

El grek's english has been enhanced with such coloqualisms while my spelling is buggered too.
Blame the celt in me and english not being my native tongue.