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Mudgather Sidmouth?

26 Nov 04 - 06:47 AM (#1339550)
Subject: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: MBSLynne

Since the Mudgather at Banbury was so good and we are all looking forward to TWO at Bedworth, would it be a nice idea to organise one for Sidmouth 2005 as well? There should be loads of us there.

Love Lynne


26 Nov 04 - 07:28 AM (#1339572)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: GUEST,Sidmouth Resident

I think we had enough mud at the Festival a couple of years ago Lynne. The organisers comandeered my tractor to help tow cars and caravans out of the car park.


26 Nov 04 - 07:45 AM (#1339587)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: MBSLynne

And it was LOVELY squishing around in it in my bare feet! There's nothing quite like Devon mud between the toes!!

Love Lynne


26 Nov 04 - 08:01 AM (#1339593)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: Scooby Doo

I am surprised you have not thought about it before Lynne.


26 Nov 04 - 08:53 AM (#1339625)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: Mitch the Bass

I'll be at Sidmouth next year.
The Social Dance Director, Ray Goodswen, has organised 3 venues and a programme of dances and workshops. I'll be there with the band Stradivarious.

So, what's a Mudgather (I can guess).

Mitch


26 Nov 04 - 09:02 AM (#1339632)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: Leadfingers

I intend to be spending most of my time in the Newt , but thats only cos we run the session there ! The beer is usually drinkable !!


26 Nov 04 - 09:09 AM (#1339636)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: MBSLynne

Well I will, of course, be spending most of mine in the Middle Bar, but that doesn't mean we can't manage a Mudgather.

Mitch, a Mudgather is a get together of Mudcatters. Great fun!

Love Lynne


26 Nov 04 - 10:05 AM (#1339697)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: Dave Earl

Lynne,

The pub on the corner of Dove Lane is handy for The Anchor and The Newt so perhaps a Mudcat drop-in might be an idea or would music and song in said pub break a long standing tradition.

Are Anchor people allowed to say the name?

I know mention of the Anchor calls for a fine in the pub I am thinking of.

Dave


26 Nov 04 - 10:29 AM (#1339713)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: Cllr

Lynne I had 15 mudcatter staying at my houseduring the week it wasa permanent mudgather! Cllr (thats 15 out of 22 people over ten days)


26 Nov 04 - 12:59 PM (#1339837)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: Cats

We'll come


27 Nov 04 - 03:50 AM (#1340337)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: MBSLynne

Yes Dave, it's ok for MBSers to say the Dove but not ok the other way around...as I have cause to know...I spend half my time outside, spinning round and spitting! And unfortunately music and song are frequently perpetrated in the Dove these days. I'm not sure, though, that it needs to be a sing. There are plenty of those around (we hope!) The reason the Dove used to be a music-free zone was so that everyone could go and meet friends and have a natter and a break from music if they needed it. Sounds like a good idea still.

Mike...you didn't invite US!!

So...sounds like a good idea then?

Love Lynne


27 Nov 04 - 06:13 AM (#1340371)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: Dave Earl

Well lynne if the idea takes off there may me some new faces in The Dove if I were to put my head round the door (as I sometimes do) between sessions.

However we see a lot of these guys anyway - the bunch at Cllrs (semi) open house for example and a number of other MBS mudcatters so it may all happen naturally.

Luv 'n stuff
Dave


28 Nov 04 - 03:55 PM (#1341341)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: alanww

Good idea, Lynne. We should get a MudGathering added to the Sidmouth 2005 programme!
Are there any Mudcatters on the committee?
"I fell in love with a ...!"
Alan


28 Nov 04 - 05:16 PM (#1341397)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: My guru always said

Excellent Idea!!!! I'm in....


29 Nov 04 - 03:09 PM (#1342337)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: Herga Kitty

Alanww

I'd have thought the obvious Committee member to take this up would be Tony Day. After all, those Catters who turn up will be the ones who have voted with their feet to make 2005 a good festival, not the ones who just made negative comments from a distance.

Will there be chocolate? Or should it be fudge? Or possibly even a Mudcat cream tea?

Kitty


29 Nov 04 - 04:40 PM (#1342408)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: vectis

A Devon cream tea workshop sounds just scrummy


30 Nov 04 - 02:44 AM (#1342925)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: MBSLynne

AND chocolate. Shall I bring celery choc? Hmmm...scones with cream and celery??


30 Nov 04 - 06:47 AM (#1343020)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: alanww

Kitty: I don't know why I think it ... but I've just a suspicion that Tony isn't too keen on the Mudcat!
"I like to rise ...!"
Alan


30 Nov 04 - 07:07 AM (#1343030)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: Scooby Doo

Alan your right he doesnt like anything really to do with mudcat.Since someone who is nameless to all the MBS wrote a thread about something!!!!!!.
Scooby


30 Nov 04 - 07:39 AM (#1343058)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: GUEST,Phot at work

Seems a good idea to me! See you all there, new Land Rover and all!

Wassail! Chris


30 Nov 04 - 07:42 AM (#1343062)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: GUEST,my guru always said

Yes, it's a great shame there was that thread which has tainted us MBS Mudcatters & has left a bad taste with Tony!


30 Nov 04 - 07:49 AM (#1343066)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: Gervase

New Land Rover? Bloomin' show-off. I'll be there with very old Land Rover (if it's stopped leaking oil, it's probably empty). Probably only able to make the first half of the festival, though - so if the MudGather's at that end of the week that'll be grand.


30 Nov 04 - 09:04 AM (#1343139)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: MBSLynne

We'll keep that in mind.

And new landrover or old landrover....stop showing off! My ideal car...


30 Nov 04 - 09:07 AM (#1343146)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: Dave Earl

Chris (Phot)

Bonjour Matalot,

New landrover? You must be earning far too much money.

I assume you are still in the Andrew.

See you all there (and at the other thing in Feb?)


Dave Earl


30 Nov 04 - 02:40 PM (#1343504)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: el_punkoid_nouveau

Lynne - the Dove is STILL non-music. You have had to turn round three times widdershins and spit for less! It is a haven of peace and tranquility (or at least, it was!) - and the only pub where you can watch a test match without interference!

Perhaps a mudgather in the top bar at the Scottish Place?

epn - a long sitting(?!) Doveite!


30 Nov 04 - 03:47 PM (#1343555)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: Herga Kitty

I think anyone who's looking forward to being at Sidmouth next year and is working to make it an enjoyable event would be pretty hacked off at some of the negative comments being posted to other threads.

Alanww asked a question and I answered it. Tony Day happens to be the Committee member responsible for co-ordinating singarounds at Sidmouth 2005. He's also a member of Mudcat who is still posting info to the appropriate threads when there is positive info to post. I would expect him to appreciate that anyone who wants to attend a Mudgather in Sidmouth next Folk Week has a positive reason for attending. (I think he might even have enjoyed the previous gathers if he'd been there, because all the other MBS Mudcatters did....)

So if we want the Mudgather to be a singaround with chocolate it would make sense to let TD know....

Kitty

Kitty


30 Nov 04 - 03:50 PM (#1343558)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: MBSLynne

As long as it doesn't clash with a Middle Bar session!!!


30 Nov 04 - 04:04 PM (#1343577)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: GUEST,Sidmouth

There is The Balfour or is that too far out?


01 Dec 04 - 02:35 AM (#1344055)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: MBSLynne

Could be worth a try....it wasn't too far out in the days when it was open till four or five in the morning!! Are the currents licensees likely to welcome us? The skittle alley place at the back could be perfect if it's still there. I haven't been in for years.

Love Lynne


01 Dec 04 - 02:53 AM (#1344064)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: el_punkoid_nouveau

The Balfour sounds good, if there is nothing on there - as an alternative, how about the Volunteer - they are prepared to host the Ashsby de la Zouch folk club?

epn


01 Dec 04 - 05:31 AM (#1344148)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: MBSLynne

They tend to have stuff on during the week I think. Probably is a good idea to contact Tony and see what he thinks.


01 Dec 04 - 07:17 PM (#1344883)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: vectis

DON'T HOLD IT AT THE END OF THE WEEK!!!!
I have to go to Broadstairs and only get there for the first part of the week (sob sob groan weep etc)


02 Dec 04 - 02:36 AM (#1345178)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: Herga Kitty

I e-mailed TD. He thinks a Mudgather is a good idea as long as it doesn't clash with the Middle Bar sessions, so he is inviting suggestions for where and when.

From the above posts I reckon it can't be Thursday afternoon (singing in the sea, probably followed by DG&D) or Friday (Vectis will have gone to Broadstairs).

The Balfour is a bit of a trek - it was OK for late night sessions if you were heading back to the campsite afterwards.

The Volly will be in use for the lunchtime "in the tradition" sessions as usual.

Kitty


02 Dec 04 - 03:41 AM (#1345206)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: Tony Day

Hey, I haven't really turned into a miserable old git and I love all the mudcatters on this thread, most of whom are MBSers and loyal festival peeps too!

I'm just not getting into the other discussions - but I WILL come to yer Mudgather!

And why not have one on Feb 20th too - the Anchor and Radway reunions? Summat to do Sunday morning before the pubs open!?

Hymns on the seafront?

Tony


02 Dec 04 - 04:03 AM (#1345218)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: Morticia

I tend to be decently getting on with my hangover on Sunday morning,Tony *G*.


02 Dec 04 - 07:14 AM (#1345294)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: MBSLynne

Hey great idea Tony! But hymns on the seafront in February???

So...any suggestions for a good place to hold the August Mudgather Tony?


02 Dec 04 - 07:51 AM (#1345313)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: Dave Earl

Terri (Morticia),

So you don't think a blast of sea air, thermos of coffee, paraceamol, or a hip flask full of your favourite tipple will cure your hangover.

Failing that, if you are using Cllr's accomodation again, take a bottle of something up there and stay drunk! :-)

Dave


02 Dec 04 - 10:50 AM (#1345457)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: Morticia

Dave, Cllr will not be moving amongst us that weekend, so no Chez Gibson for us ....but staying drunk sounds like a plan.


02 Dec 04 - 11:33 AM (#1345500)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: dick greenhaus

And they say we Yanks are parochial. Please, if you want to discuss an event, say specifically WHEN (and preferably WHERE it's to be.


02 Dec 04 - 12:23 PM (#1345558)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: Dave Earl

Mr Greenhaus,

Firstly it will be in Sidmouth (I thought that was clear enough)in Devon!

As to when, a lot of us will be there for a weekend in February and know exactly when so I suppose there was no need to be that specific.

The original proposition from Lynne was for "The First Week In August" which has a very specific meaning to us.

We know what it is all about and those who don't won't be involved.

Sorry if there has been a breach of etiquette but it was a bunch of friends chatting among themselves.

Dave Earl


02 Dec 04 - 02:12 PM (#1345579)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: el_punkoid_nouveau

Tony - I think the idea of Hymns on the Seafront is absolutely lunatic - so much so that it ought to be done, just for the hell of it!

epn


02 Dec 04 - 06:40 PM (#1345793)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: Herga Kitty

Dick's right.

We shouldn't be parochial. However, as far as I know, Dick goes to Whitby when he comes to England in August (in the week running up to the last Monday in August), and hasn't so far had the opportunity to enjoy the Sidmouth experience (which runs round the first Monday in August).

Just because the management of the Sidmouth (hitherto International) Festival will be different next year doesn't mean we shouldn't have an international contingent. I hope that we will see old friends again, and welcome new ones, between 29 July and 5 August 2005. And anyone who can make it for the 18-20 February reunion weekend.

Kitty


03 Dec 04 - 02:47 PM (#1346606)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: Phot

Bonjour! Mes amies, oui je dans le Marine Royall, et mon Land Rover set nes pas les new et shiny, cest, un 14 anniversrie Disco, avec les V8 motour! Et avee un grande angover, avec skint apres Bedworth, Cest la vie, cest une grande chance to reparte again dans Sidders! Et les MBS. Avior por now, Bon chance all!

Wassail!!

Chris. (Still as daft as ever!)


03 Dec 04 - 08:44 PM (#1346889)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: GUEST,Anon

It seems only Lizzie, the lonely, the nutters and those who speak very bad French will be in Sidmouth next year.

The rest of us will be enjoying ourselves elsewhere.


04 Dec 04 - 06:19 AM (#1347089)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: My guru always said

In that case, Boy am I glad to be Nuts *grin*

I wouldn't be anywhere else for all the tea in China..... or perhaps a tanker-ful of chocolate..... Bu**er, there's something wrong in that somewhere!


04 Dec 04 - 07:50 AM (#1347131)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: MBSLynne

Oh dear.....the nutters are trying to hijack THIS thread too! and Anonymously of course, since they either haven't got the guts to say what they think under their own names, or because it's all one person who doesn't want Sidmouth to go ahead. Which it will do, because we'll all be there!


04 Dec 04 - 07:53 AM (#1347134)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: MBSLynne

And by the way...that wasn't bad French, it was Franglais...a totally different language!!


04 Dec 04 - 09:14 AM (#1347159)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: Morticia

We'll miss you, guest.........but only because the beer affects our aim.


04 Dec 04 - 10:16 AM (#1347191)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: MBSLynne

LOL!!!!!!


04 Dec 04 - 12:43 PM (#1347275)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: GUEST

I can laugh last as your laughing at the wrong Troll,lol.


04 Dec 04 - 02:00 PM (#1347327)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: GUEST

No ,its me the Troll,get off my patch.


05 Dec 04 - 10:31 AM (#1347975)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: MBSLynne

Ok..suggestion. 4-6 one afternoon, so avoiding clashing with any of the other sessions. Possibly Tuesday afternoon. The Volunteer may be an idea, or the garden of the Swan perhaps? What does everyone think? Once we've decided we can put it to the 'management' and probably get it as a 'programmed' event.


05 Dec 04 - 10:55 AM (#1347992)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: Dave Earl

Swan Garden would get my support (it's a place that a lot of us MBS people migrate to anyway)

I agree time between 4 & 6 seems best.

Early in the week for those not staying all week would be best so Tuseday would be good.

What you say Lynne leads me to believe you may have read something somewhere else (deliberatley cryptic but probably decipherable to other interested people)!!!

Dave


05 Dec 04 - 11:36 AM (#1348018)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: GUEST

Sounds wonderful where ever you hold it as i wont be with you!!!!!!!.


05 Dec 04 - 12:39 PM (#1348053)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: Herga Kitty

Swan garden probably not a good idea if it rains.... maybe Volunteer would be better?

Kitty


05 Dec 04 - 12:42 PM (#1348056)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: GUEST

Cats are use to the RAIN,LOL.


05 Dec 04 - 12:44 PM (#1348057)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: el_punkoid_nouveau

Good point Kitty - the bar in the Volly is also big enough to cope.

epn


05 Dec 04 - 12:49 PM (#1348060)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: GUEST

It will only be a small gathering of Mudcatters anyway so why bother Ted?.All this fuss for a fringe festival that may not exist in the events calender next year.


05 Dec 04 - 01:13 PM (#1348070)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: Herga Kitty

Calendars don't confer existence. The festival will happen.


05 Dec 04 - 01:37 PM (#1348085)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: GUEST

No it will only be a fringe festival what ever happens.


05 Dec 04 - 01:54 PM (#1348096)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: Dave Earl

Guest

You need to get your facts right.

A newsletter has been produced that shows that what you are saying is incorrect.

Look up the newsletter (produced in the last few days) and then, if you still have a point to make, come back in some identifiable form and share it with us.

Dave Earl


05 Dec 04 - 02:18 PM (#1348113)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: GUEST

This will be your first MudCAT gathering i believe!!!!!!!!!.


05 Dec 04 - 02:26 PM (#1348121)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: Dave Earl

I said when you have a point to make.

Whether it is my personal first or the first at Sidmouth does not alter the fact that your information is incomplete or at least not up to date.

No come out from behind Guest and make some sort of worthwhile comment

Dave Earl


05 Dec 04 - 02:41 PM (#1348133)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: GUEST

I will just Mention Tony Day!!!!!!!!.


05 Dec 04 - 02:45 PM (#1348139)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: Dave Earl

Yes I know him well.

What has he told you?

Dave Earl


05 Dec 04 - 02:46 PM (#1348141)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: Eye Lander

How about we ignore comments from those who stay behind the guise of 'Guest' . I enjoyed my last Mudcat gather and there were alot of us there, filling a large room, probably large than the Volly bar.


05 Dec 04 - 02:50 PM (#1348145)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: Dave Earl

Is that you Jilly?

I am having a boring afternoon at work and seem to have allowed myself to get annoyed with whoever it is.

You are probably right. Lets just take oursevles off to Sidders and have a good time in both Feb and Aug.

Dave


05 Dec 04 - 03:08 PM (#1348154)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: Scooby Doo

Eye lander,
dont get upsey with people who call themselves guest.
Scooby


05 Dec 04 - 10:15 PM (#1348471)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: GUEST,First-time Mudcatter

Getting back to something sensible...

Now that local councils have responsibility for licensing public houses and the 'two-in-a-bar' rule no longer applies, can anyone tell me whether The Anchor, The Volunteer, The Bedford et al have received their new licences yet from East Devon Council?

Will the Council be as strict on enforcing licensing regulations in public houses as they are threatening to be with the arena, campsites, marquees etc.?


06 Dec 04 - 01:44 AM (#1348562)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: GUEST,Sherlock

Guest, your (sorry, you're) less anonymous than you think.


06 Dec 04 - 03:04 AM (#1348583)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: MBSLynne

Why not Yas?


06 Dec 04 - 04:14 AM (#1348612)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: Scooby Doo

Why not Lynne???.


06 Dec 04 - 06:39 AM (#1348670)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: GUEST,Second-time Mudcatter

Sherlock, why can't you just answer my question?

I'm not giving my name because I don't want the abuse others have suffered here.

As an MBS regular I've asked an honest question.

Now can I please have an honest answer.

Thank you.


06 Dec 04 - 07:28 AM (#1348692)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: MBSLynne

First and second time Mudcatter, I think Sherlock was probably addressing our resident GUEST troll, not you. You're question, however, would probably be better put on the "Sidmouth information" thread rather than this one, which is only about the idea and possibilities of a Mudgather at Sidmouth 2005, not about the festival in general.

Love Lynne


06 Dec 04 - 07:46 AM (#1348700)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: GUEST,Phot at work

Lynne, the Volly sound a good bet, but do they have anything on at the same time? The garden of the Swan would be great, provided the sun shines, but this Sidders in August, so expect snow!

Wassail!! Chris


06 Dec 04 - 09:44 AM (#1348785)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: MBSLynne

A little bird told me that the Swan garden may have a canvas roof next year.....


06 Dec 04 - 12:19 PM (#1348925)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: GUEST

Tony Day is the little bird!!!!.Tweet,Tweet.


06 Dec 04 - 01:26 PM (#1348978)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: GUEST,Guest

"Tony Day is the little bird!!!!. Tweet, Tweet."

Substitute the two e's in "Tweet" to one i.


06 Dec 04 - 01:26 PM (#1348979)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: MBSLynne

And your point is?


06 Dec 04 - 02:01 PM (#1349014)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: My guru always said

Lynne Honey, don't feed the trolls *smile*


06 Dec 04 - 08:28 PM (#1349410)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: Cllr

what guru said


07 Dec 04 - 09:20 AM (#1349833)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: GUEST,Bud from Ohio

Hey are you guys still slagging each other off?

Why do you bother?

Your Sidmouth Festival sounds really weird!


07 Dec 04 - 09:40 AM (#1349852)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: Dave Earl

No Bud we're not slagging each other off.

It just some twit of a troll that we are having a go at. Most of the rest of us are friends.

Dave Earl


07 Dec 04 - 11:55 AM (#1349978)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: GUEST,Bud from Ohio

Well it certainly sounds like you Brits are at each other's throats.

But I sure like your vocabulary Breton Cap.

TWIT OF A TROLL would make a great name for a song or a band.


07 Dec 04 - 11:58 AM (#1349983)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: GUEST

I think there's more than one twitting troll to be fair


07 Dec 04 - 12:15 PM (#1350001)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: Dave Earl

Well Bud because of the interference of the Twit it has been suggested that the details of this proposed gathering would be better discussed elsewhere.

The MBS (Middle bar Singers) people contributing to this Tread will know where to look for further information and any non MBS types thinking of attending the gathering can use PM or private e-mail to one or other of us.

Lynne,Kitty,Phot,Cllr,Morticia and the rest I hope it is not presumptious of me to put out details of what has been suggested by the "Bench".

Dave


07 Dec 04 - 12:18 PM (#1350006)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: Morticia

For my part, I'd be glad to see an end to this sorry thread though I think it's a great pity we can't just talk like civilised adults.By all means, lets take it elsewhere and hope it stays there.


07 Dec 04 - 12:25 PM (#1350013)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: Dave Earl

Yes Terri lets take it to the other place.

I suppose I am at fault as well for allowing myself to respond to our (not) friend.

Dave


07 Dec 04 - 05:39 PM (#1350341)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: George Papavgeris

Seems to me the word Sidm**th is like a red rag to a bull for some people. I don't think you'll be rid of them easily, because a new thread would have to be named aptly (or it would not attract attention). Just have to ignore the trolls and get on with it.


07 Dec 04 - 06:28 PM (#1350398)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: My guru always said

I agree with El Greko to an extent, but understand the need to decamp. Don't use the other place really myself, so could a kind Cat please keep me informed.

Actually thinking a bit more about it, it's awful that we can't talk about a MudCatters Gather on the MudCat itself. Shameful really!


07 Dec 04 - 11:39 PM (#1350589)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: GUEST,Sidmouth Festival Fan

At last! Now we've finally got rid of those nutters and their loony idea of a 2005 festival headlined by The Wurzels (I ask you!) maybe we can start having a rational discussion about how we get a proper festival back into Sidmouth in 2006.


08 Dec 04 - 06:17 AM (#1350784)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: manitas_at_work

Now you've got the nutters out of this place you want to get others out of Sidmouth, is that it? Make sure someone can pop round to switch off the lights, won't you.


08 Dec 04 - 07:49 AM (#1350848)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: GUEST,Sidmouth Resident

Manitas. I think the lights went out with the departure of Steve Heap and Mrs. Casey Music who organised a brilliant 'farewell' festival in 2004.

The people planning Sidmouth 2005 really only want a few pub sessions in The Anchor and a few dance sessions in chilly church halls well away from the town centre. That's their choice. They never liked the 'big-name' concerts in the Arena and the Ham Marquee or the noisy concerts in the Bowd. They frowned on 'professional' folk singers and musicians and hated the way Sidmouth had grown to be THE festival of the year.

So let's leave them to host their own little gathering of Middle Bar Singers in 2005. The rest of us need to start looking to 2006 and finding the funding and the professional organisers capable of re-launching the REAL Sidmouth festival.


08 Dec 04 - 03:42 PM (#1351225)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: Manitas_at_home

Which is just what they want! The Middle Bar Singers, the Radway Musicians,the morris dancers and the social dancers ie the doers can carry on as they do each year, there is an event acting as a placeholder so that venues don't get booked out for something else, at least two pubs and a few cafes get more revenue than normal but there are so few of them that it should become obvious whether or not the other traders need the income generated by the festival. Everyone should be pleased!


08 Dec 04 - 06:06 PM (#1351362)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: GUEST,Anne Croucher

The Pavillion cafe bar sessions finish at three, and it is a rather civilised venue - and also warm and dry if the weather choses to be more thunder and hailstones than balmy breezes and a few fluffy clouds.

If it is available next year it might be wise to consider as either first choice or first reserve for bad weather.

I have decided to be in Sidmouth so have not been reading any Sidmouth threads for some time - I am not sure what is available.

Anne


09 Dec 04 - 04:42 AM (#1351768)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: Dave Earl

Dear Guest speakers,

This thread was to be about a Mudcat gathering in 2005 your information,news etc can be addressed to the other trhreads but:-

1 Yes 2005 will be an "interim" thing but everybody is also looking to 2006 and onwards.

2 If you read the latest newsletter you will see that there will be more than the pub sessions and the Wurzels in 2005.

3 The newsletter also indicates how far the Steering group has got regarding funding, licences etc.

4 The Steering group have a wealth of experience between them and know what they are doing and what is going to be required.

Dave Earl


09 Dec 04 - 08:40 PM (#1352478)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: Tattie Bogle

Sorry - late entry to this thread. Where is the "Scottish place" ?: sounds like I should be there. Could it be the "Balfour" as there was a certain Balfour in "Kidnapped" by RLS? Will it bring me years of bad luck as for actors who forget to talk about the "Scottish Play" and actually say M*cb*th??
Re Hymns: we had a "Gospel song session" on Sunday morning at a recent Scottish Festival which went down a treat with everyone, most of whom had probably not been to church in years. Just an idea??
Hope to get down for some of it, though restrictions on Annual leave may preclude this coming year. as mentioned in another e-venue (MBS)
TB


11 Dec 04 - 03:27 AM (#1353754)
Subject: RE: Mudgather Sidmouth?
From: Dave Earl

Trish (Tatie bogle)

Keep your eye on the MBS site for more info on this!!

Dave Earl