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Annual 'Day of Song', Hertfordshire, UK

25 Jan 04 - 09:23 AM (#1100911)
Subject: Annual 'Day of Song', Hertfordshire, UK
From: Jeanie

Does anyone know the date and details for this year's 'Song Day' ? Last year's one in Hitchin was on March 1st, so I reckon this year's must be coming up again pretty soon. I ventured across the border to it last year - a thoroughly good day it was, too.

Thanks !

- jeanie


26 Jan 04 - 06:56 AM (#1101580)
Subject: RE: Annual 'Day of Song', Hertfordshire, UK
From: The Unicorn Man

I have not got a clue but I would love to go, so if anyone finds out please come back to me Cheers Martin


26 Jan 04 - 08:31 AM (#1101635)
Subject: RE: Annual 'Day of Song', Hertfordshire, UK
From: breezy

Every Friday is Folk-song night with the 'Windward' folk-song club in St Albans.

This week Bob Fox appears at the Comfort Hotel with support from George Papavgeris, Steve Last and Christine Connelley.


27 Jan 04 - 07:50 AM (#1102422)
Subject: RE: Annual 'Day of Song', Hertfordshire, UK
From: The Unicorn Man

That's an excellent answer Breezy, see you Sunday.


27 Jan 04 - 07:56 AM (#1102433)
Subject: RE: Annual 'Day of Song', Hertfordshire, UK
From: kendall

jacqui c lives in Hertford, maybe she knows.


27 Jan 04 - 11:55 AM (#1102627)
Subject: RE: Annual 'Day of Song', Hertfordshire, UK
From: Dave Bryant

Any idea who ran the last one ? - presumably someone from the Hitchin area.

Kendall - I think that Jaqui's relatively new to the Hertfordshire scene - on the other hand Breezy likes to be involved in anything around the county - although I don't think he's turned up at the Lion at Eastwick, which is frequented by mainly Essex types from over the border.


27 Jan 04 - 12:17 PM (#1102646)
Subject: RE: Annual 'Day of Song', Hertfordshire, UK
From: breezy

and thats why


no not county wide, I leave that to the pros, only Holywell hill and St Stephens hill.


Friday 30th jan Bob Fox At the Copmfort Hotel,
Sunday at the legion, verulam road, come early for a floor spot, featuring the songs of George Papavgeris as the 'Spotlight'
Last week Johnny Collins came and floored us.

Following Friday 6th feb at the King Harry with Ron Truman-Border


27 Jan 04 - 01:31 PM (#1102689)
Subject: RE: Annual 'Day of Song', Hertfordshire, UK
From: Jeanie

Aha ! By a round-about way, I have found out the details:

Saturday March 6th 2004
"Sunrunner" pub, Bancroft, Hitchin, Herts.

Starts 12.30, finishes around 6.30 with a buffet. Cost: around 5 pounds, pay on the door.

"Bancroft" is the name of the road, in the centre of Hitchin town. Parking further along the road in supermarket car park (I seem to remember from last year it was Sainsbury's). Buffet is at the end of the day, but the pub also does good lunchtime food, too.

Sad thing is (for me, anyway)...I won't be able to make that day...Thoroughly recommend it to anyone not too far to travel to it -it was well worth the trip out from Essex.

- jeanie


27 Jan 04 - 02:04 PM (#1102716)
Subject: RE: Annual 'Day of Song', Hertfordshire, UK
From: GUEST,harlowpoet

Nice real ale pub. Last time there I was on the scrumpy. Planning to go there for for 6th. Hope they've still got some hic..

Simon


27 Jan 04 - 05:33 PM (#1102857)
Subject: RE: Annual 'Day of Song', Hertfordshire, UK
From: jacqui c

The air has just turned blue in this neck of the woods. Here was me thinking that there was a good local event to go to and it's taking place about ten days after I let the sawbones break my toes and stick them in plaster! I'm being kidnapped by my daughter for a couple of weeks just to make sure that the old dear can cope with the crutches and won't allowed to come back to Hertford until about the 9th - if it is judged that I can be trusted to look after myself. (When did my daughter become my mother????

Enjoy - whoever goes - and let me know how good it was please.


27 Jan 04 - 06:30 PM (#1102902)
Subject: RE: Annual 'Day of Song', Hertfordshire, UK
From: My guru always said

It's a really good day of song - I've missed the last couple, but hope to get along to this one!


27 Jan 04 - 06:56 PM (#1102922)
Subject: RE: Annual 'Day of Song', Hertfordshire, UK
From: McGrath of Harlow

Good food too.


28 Jan 04 - 07:44 AM (#1103334)
Subject: RE: Annual 'Day of Song', Hertfordshire, UK
From: Ross

Hi Guru

Isn't it Graham Meek that runs (it from Life & Times)

or is it Barry Goodman?


28 Jan 04 - 08:17 AM (#1103354)
Subject: RE: Annual 'Day of Song', Hertfordshire, UK
From: Dave Bryant

Sounds interesting - might try and make it.

Jaqui - how far away does your daughter live - couldn't someone come and kidnap you from there for the day ?


28 Jan 04 - 09:31 AM (#1103413)
Subject: RE: Annual 'Day of Song', Hertfordshire, UK
From: The Unicorn Man

Yes it was run by one of my all time Folk heros Barry very Good man.


28 Jan 04 - 06:05 PM (#1103811)
Subject: RE: Annual 'Day of Song', Hertfordshire, UK
From: jacqui c

Dave - She lives in Newark - about 100 miles up the road - which is just a little too far really, otherwise I might just be tempted to brave her wrath (she's really fierce and doesn't think that I'm totally capable of looking after myself although she may have a point as far as the music is concerned!)


07 Feb 04 - 04:12 PM (#1111524)
Subject: RE: Annual 'Day of Song', Hertfordshire, UK
From: McGrath of Harlow

Just got the notice for this in the post today - most of the details are as Jeanie posted above, but here it all is. It's always a very enjoyable day. Parking can be a bit of a bugger, so come a bit early to find a place (there are carparks not too far away, near the supermarket). The Sunrunner does good beer, and good food as well :

A Day of Song with Barry Goodman. Saturday 6th March at Sunrunner PH, Bancroft, Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

12.30 - 7.00 pm. Fee of £6 to be collected in the day. That includes the buffer served at about 5.00 pm.

"This session aims to provide opportunities to participants to perform their own favourite songs and to add to their repertoire. There will be plenty of opportunity for all types of contributions. Inexperienced or nervous singers will be encouraged, the more experienced will be given their head.

The session takes place in a private room in the pub which stays open all day. A buffet will be served at about 5.00 pm. The session is designed to finish at 6.30 pm, but can be extended if participants wish it to do so."

Here is a map


08 Feb 04 - 08:47 AM (#1111821)
Subject: RE: Annual 'Day of Song', Hertfordshire, UK
From: Keith A of Hertford

I have got my letter too.
Hope to see you there,
Keith.


08 Feb 04 - 09:45 AM (#1111839)
Subject: RE: Annual 'Day of Song', Hertfordshire, UK
From: Mr Happy

is it just sining? any insts aloud?


08 Feb 04 - 11:57 AM (#1111907)
Subject: RE: Annual 'Day of Song', Hertfordshire, UK
From: Keith A of Hertford

Accompanied singing is fine, but it is a day of song.
Keith.


08 Feb 04 - 01:15 PM (#1111946)
Subject: RE: Annual 'Day of Song', Hertfordshire, UK
From: McGrath of Harlow

Sinning has to be arranged unofficially.

As it goes round the room it's quite usual for someone to play a tune instead of a song. And also for various people to join in on a musical accompaniment, where that is wanted.


08 Feb 04 - 01:30 PM (#1111965)
Subject: RE: Annual 'Day of Song', Hertfordshire, UK
From: GUEST,harlowpoet

Though poetry is my thing, I appreciate the opportunity to sing a song or two at such an event. Trouble is, my voice tends to wander up and down the scale.

Occasionally I get it right, but only just. Usually when there is hardly anyone around!

Planning to be there. Its a good day and the start of the season for me.

Simon


09 Feb 04 - 06:08 AM (#1112359)
Subject: RE: Annual 'Day of Song', Hertfordshire, UK
From: Dave Bryant

Hope to be there - Linda's son is having a birthday party on that day so she'll be busy - I'll be glad for the chance to escape !


02 Mar 04 - 05:26 AM (#1127501)
Subject: RE: Annual 'Day of Song', Hertfordshire, UK
From: Dave Bryant

Who's planning to go then ?


02 Mar 04 - 07:11 AM (#1127537)
Subject: RE: Annual 'Day of Song', Hertfordshire, UK
From: My guru always said

Am seriously thinking about coming along to this one. The one I went to a few years ago was an excellent days singing!!


02 Mar 04 - 07:12 AM (#1127538)
Subject: RE: Annual 'Day of Song', Hertfordshire, UK
From: The Unicorn Man

Me


02 Mar 04 - 08:20 AM (#1127589)
Subject: RE: Annual 'Day of Song', Hertfordshire, UK
From: McGrath of Harlow

I should get there.


02 Mar 04 - 10:51 AM (#1127700)
Subject: RE: Annual 'Day of Song', Hertfordshire, UK
From: GUEST,harlowpoet

Don't forget to bring the Marmite
Kevin!


03 Mar 04 - 11:03 AM (#1128415)
Subject: RE: Annual 'Day of Song', Hertfordshire, UK
From: Dave Bryant

I'm definitely planning to go there - I'll be driving back to Manitas & Liz's House session afterwards - perhaps via Micca & Khatt's.


05 Mar 04 - 02:33 PM (#1129943)
Subject: RE: Annual 'Day of Song', Hertfordshire, UK
From: McGrath of Harlow

Here's a map showing where it is, when you've got to Hitchin. (And if you fiddle around with the controls at the bottom of this map you can get a map showing where Hitchin is.)


07 Mar 04 - 05:07 AM (#1130753)
Subject: RE: Annual 'Day of Song', Hertfordshire, UK
From: My guru always said

What a cracking afternoon!

Got there about half-way through & spent a happy few hours with good songs, poems, stories, beer, buffet & company. This is the life!

Looking forward to next year.....


07 Mar 04 - 12:19 PM (#1130941)
Subject: RE: Annual 'Day of Song', Hertfordshire, UK
From: The Unicorn Man

Yes it was great. The only downer is that England lost the rugby.


07 Mar 04 - 12:26 PM (#1130948)
Subject: RE: Annual 'Day of Song', Hertfordshire, UK
From: McGrath of Harlow

Well, I'd call that the crowning touch to a very enjoyable afternoon...


07 Mar 04 - 01:42 PM (#1130993)
Subject: RE: Annual 'Day of Song', Hertfordshire, UK
From: Keith A of Hertford

Ireland mayhave won the rugby, but they didn't get one song in (that I can remember). Well sung everyone.
See you soon,
Keith.


07 Mar 04 - 02:07 PM (#1131002)
Subject: RE: Annual 'Day of Song', Hertfordshire, UK
From: The Unicorn Man

I don't know about that. They were singing alright in the bar. And other things that I can't put on The Mudcat


08 Mar 04 - 09:59 AM (#1131401)
Subject: RE: Annual 'Day of Song', Hertfordshire, UK
From: Dave Bryant

It was a fun afternoon with some great singing, and it was also a chance to meet some new singers. The buffet was excellent and very welcome after all that wonderful beer (Shannon at only £1.75 a pint).
Linda was rather miffed at not being able to make it - let's hope that it doesn't clash with her son's birthday party next year.


08 Mar 04 - 12:26 PM (#1131529)
Subject: RE: Annual 'Day of Song', Hertfordshire, UK
From: The Unicorn Man

Cheers people see you all next year, and hopefuly before. Don't forget all of The Friendly Earth and Fretless Do's. Do try and come to one of them. Details always on The Barton thread. Hang on a minute I'am getting worse then Breezy.