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Pub Song/ssn N. Kent UK SAT 18th Feb

10 Feb 06 - 01:43 PM (#1666220)
Subject: Pub Song/ssn N. Kent UK SAT 18th Feb
From: Richard Bridge

You all know where it is and what it is by now. Folk song/session the Ship Lower Stoke near Rochester Kent. Sat 18th Feb. Where are all you Kent folkies?


Rules:

1. I am fed up with making spare beds so bring your sleeping bags. Beds can be used as bases, if I have too many sleepovers bring your lilos too.

2. There probably will not be chilli stoo. There might be a bit of fishless paella, or there might not. So you might have to go home Sunday lunchtime to eat or eat the SUPERB and HUGE sunday lunches Sally the landlady in the pub does, concessionary prices for folkers who book them IN ADVANCE to give her time to lay in stocks. Not usually served there until about 4 pm!

3. The guest real ale in the pub at the moment is Courage Best 'cos Sally was getting complaints that the Old Speckled Hen was too strong (now what the folk could have made anyone think that?), but it's well served and a nice session beer at a strength that you can drink all night (or for quite a long time anyway) without it producing the effect of a full frontal lobotomy. Anyway, it has been ordered and I think it will be the Courage again.


10 Feb 06 - 01:44 PM (#1666222)
Subject: RE: Pub Song/ssn N. Kent UK SAT 18th Feb
From: Richard Bridge

That's odd, where did the blue clicky go?

map clicky


10 Feb 06 - 04:02 PM (#1666329)
Subject: RE: Pub Song/ssn N. Kent UK SAT 18th Feb
From: growler

I'll be there, little legs has got guests and may well bring them along, K


10 Feb 06 - 04:16 PM (#1666336)
Subject: RE: Pub Song/ssn N. Kent UK SAT 18th Feb
From: growler

Sorry hit the button too early, Kevin ,the worlds only one armed sqeeze box player, should be there too


10 Feb 06 - 05:32 PM (#1666384)
Subject: RE: Pub Song/ssn N. Kent UK SAT 18th Feb
From: Richard Bridge

Ah. The sound of one hand crapping....

All welcome. Can someone push the other buttons for him?


10 Feb 06 - 09:09 PM (#1666518)
Subject: RE: Pub Song/ssn N. Kent UK SAT 18th Feb
From: Dead Horse

I aint working that day = Hooray.
I been invited to private gig = Boo.
Maybe someone else can heckle for me?


10 Feb 06 - 09:31 PM (#1666531)
Subject: RE: Pub Song/ssn N. Kent UK SAT 18th Feb
From: Girl Friday

Dead Horse always claims to heckle but has he ever turned up?

The band that taste forgot will be there hopefully but as per last month have prior arrangement to invade Essex next day so will not be staying over. Hot news is...we have been invited to play somewhere...oo-er missus. Saturday 25th Feb.. Monty Club Eltham High Street... charity gig.Suggest further info may be on Folkmob's site.


11 Feb 06 - 04:24 AM (#1666665)
Subject: RE: Pub Song/ssn N. Kent UK SAT 18th Feb
From: Richard Bridge

Yes, Dead Horse has been. And he heckled.

Can someone mention this to Mr Ingham, the Mexican, Gwenzilla and anyone else who is likely to overlook it?

Kent locals to whom I have emailed the link, pass it on! We don't see Brian often enough, we've never had Sussed or Dave Rumsey (whose stuff I really really rate), Charlie you said you would some time, etc, etc...


12 Feb 06 - 03:20 AM (#1666957)
Subject: RE: Pub Song/ssn N. Kent UK SAT 18th Feb
From: Richard Bridge

refresh


13 Feb 06 - 01:49 AM (#1667171)
Subject: RE: Pub Song/ssn N. Kent UK SAT 18th Feb
From: Richard Bridge

refresh


13 Feb 06 - 11:04 AM (#1667263)
Subject: RE: Pub Song/ssn N. Kent UK SAT 18th Feb
From: Leadfingers

I will be in darkest Somerset , so any one put off by the thought of MY presence can relax!


13 Feb 06 - 06:45 PM (#1667653)
Subject: RE: Pub Song/ssn N. Kent UK SAT 18th Feb
From: Richard Bridge

Must be time to refresh (=more beer) to keep this going until the morning.


14 Feb 06 - 06:02 PM (#1668566)
Subject: RE: Pub Song/ssn N. Kent UK SAT 18th Feb
From: Richard Bridge

More beer


14 Feb 06 - 06:11 PM (#1668576)
Subject: RE: Pub Song/ssn N. Kent UK SAT 18th Feb
From: Girl Friday

That's good. Feel as refreshed as a newt now. Is there no-one else out there? Where's Essex Girl?


15 Feb 06 - 09:51 AM (#1669301)
Subject: RE: Pub Song/ssn N. Kent UK SAT 18th Feb
From: GUEST,Essex Girl

Essex Girl is in Glasgow. Had a visit to a nice folk club in East Kilbride on Monday, and a terrific session last night here in Glasgow. Will be flying back tonight but sadly won't be able to make it on Saturday as I have to pick up son from Stansted airport.


15 Feb 06 - 10:11 AM (#1669317)
Subject: RE: Pub Song/ssn N. Kent UK SAT 18th Feb
From: jojofolkagogo

Hello Richard, also Girl Friday and Essex Girl

I would LOVE to come - am I invited Richard ?

Maybe Sue can tell me what its about (via jojofolkagogo@yahoo.com)

Please PLEASE say yes, Richard and I shall be there like lightning

hope to hear from you Soonest

Jo-Jo
(jojofolkagogo@yahoo.com)


15 Feb 06 - 10:17 AM (#1669323)
Subject: RE: Pub Song/ssn N. Kent UK SAT 18th Feb
From: jojofolkagogo

Richard, the map's not very good, for those of us who DONT know where it is, I come from ESSEX !!!

If you say YES, you can come too !!! - do I take the exit from A2 to Rochester, and head for GRAIN, or stay on road to Rochester ?? HELP I'm already lost !!!

so, re: your very first message, NO, we dont all know what it is and where it is ...

come back

Jo-Jo
(jojofolkagogo@yahoo.com)


15 Feb 06 - 01:23 PM (#1669527)
Subject: RE: Pub Song/ssn N. Kent UK SAT 18th Feb
From: Richard Bridge

Everyone invited. People in Essex, come over QE bridge, left down A2.
Pass Gravesend and keep left A289 (posted Medway Tunnel).
First roundabout keep left A228 posted (amongst other things) Thamesport.
Follow A228 for 7 miles.
Turn left into Lower Stoke High Street.
At end, look diagonally left and you will see the Ship.

Alternatively, take a big, big run-up and jump like hell across the Thames, or the Tilbury Ferry to Gravesend, steal a car or motorbike (don't worry, everyone does it there), A226 east, A289, A228 and as before.

If you have a microlight aircraft, fly into Middle Stoke airfield.


15 Feb 06 - 02:28 PM (#1669582)
Subject: RE: Pub Song/ssn N. Kent UK SAT 18th Feb
From: GUEST

Thanks Richard,

so I take the turnoff for Gravesend A 289 and NOT
rochester/grain ?

What time does it start on SAT 18th ???

Thanks again

Jo jo
(jojofolkagogo@yahoo.com)


15 Feb 06 - 03:32 PM (#1669638)
Subject: RE: Pub Song/ssn N. Kent UK SAT 18th Feb
From: Richard Bridge

No, go past Gravesend on the A2, and then keep left onto the A289.

We start about 8-ish or 8.30 and finish when we all fall down.

If you get lost call me 07970 90 31 70


15 Feb 06 - 08:51 PM (#1669858)
Subject: RE: Pub Song/ssn N. Kent UK SAT 18th Feb
From: Girl Friday

This is shaping up nicely. Watch it though Richard. Jo Jo seems a bit keen, and not just for the music by the sound of it. Don't worry, if she finds her way to Lower Stoat we'll protect you. {For a small fee.}

Suggestion for J0 JO on travel.
1/ Steal rocket-propelled motorcycle.
2/ Drive it to end of Southend pier.
3/ Build ramp at far end.
4/ Begin run-up from foreshore.
5/ 0-400 as fast as possible allowing for sidewinds and low-flying seagulls. With a good tail-wind you should land in garden of Bridge House.
6/ Beware of the dogs. They LOVE ME BUT BITE EVERYONE ELSE!!!!!!!


16 Feb 06 - 03:35 PM (#1670116)
Subject: RE: Pub Song/ssn N. Kent UK SAT 18th Feb
From: Richard Bridge

There is a snag with that plan to use Southend Pier to shorten the jump, Girl Friday. Although Southend is almost due north of me, the pier points several degrees east of south, so if you successfully make the jump as described, you will land (if about 5 miles later) not in Lower Stoke, or even Allhallows or Grain or Hoo, but in Sheerness, the wrong side of the River Medway. South down Westcliff High Street should point you about right for Allhallows.

Another plan might be a rigid inflatable (boat) with a large outboard motor or 6, dodge the customs boats who keep an eye on the diamond smugglers who run out ot Allhallows, and try to make it into Yantlett Creek.

By the way, isn't Southend pier still in two bits at the moment? Some incident with a ship that cut it in half?


16 Feb 06 - 05:25 PM (#1670290)
Subject: RE: Pub Song/ssn N. Kent UK SAT 18th Feb
From: Dipsodeb

We will be there, been waiting to hear if pat had to do overtime or not this weekend.

However we will be coming via the more conventional mode of road travel as our rocket has gone in for it's MOT and the teleportation unit's got a flat battery. ;-)


17 Feb 06 - 12:05 PM (#1671202)
Subject: RE: Pub Song/ssn N. Kent UK SAT 18th Feb
From: jojofolkagogo

Many thanks for all that, Richard and Sue !!!

i am afraid Richard is almost right, Southend Pier was burned to a cinder recently (Boo Hoo) (and that's NOT HOO in kent !!)

Will try my sinclair 5, but the battery tends not to like Kent much!

Anyway, Sue, EVERYONE knows that at 88 miles per hour, you go through the space/time continu um and arrive in Kent back in 1806 ! (back from the future !!)

SEE YOU ON THE NIGHT !!!

Jo-Jo
(jojofolkagogo@yahoo.com)


17 Feb 06 - 05:12 PM (#1671419)
Subject: RE: Pub Song/ssn N. Kent UK SAT 18th Feb
From: Richard Bridge

I thought Pat was swotting for his exams....


18 Feb 06 - 03:35 AM (#1671735)
Subject: RE: Pub Song/ssn N. Kent UK SAT 18th Feb
From: Richard Bridge

Preparations pretty much starting...


18 Feb 06 - 05:13 AM (#1671778)
Subject: RE: Pub Song/ssn N. Kent UK SAT 18th Feb
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T

Can't come tonight I'm afraid, having had a bad scare yesterday.

I overdid the exercises at cardiac rehab, and had to use my GTN spray because of chest pain. My blood pressure hit the deck causing me to faint, and I wound up in A & E for four hours while they restored it to something like normal.

Result is I'm confined to home till Monday resting.

Next time hopefully.

Don T.


18 Feb 06 - 06:43 AM (#1671803)
Subject: RE: Pub Song/ssn N. Kent UK SAT 18th Feb
From: Richard Bridge

I hope this is nothing to do with the argument we have been having about Tommy Atkins. I had been planning to ban Irish songs in retaliation, but I might sing one now!

Get Win a taxi, everyone has been saying to me how much they liked the twinkle with which she delivered her poems!

Take care.


18 Feb 06 - 08:08 PM (#1672446)
Subject: RE: Pub Song/ssn N. Kent UK SAT 18th Feb
From: Richard Bridge

So where woz yez, Deb and Pat?


18 Feb 06 - 09:25 PM (#1672496)
Subject: RE: Pub Song/ssn N. Kent UK SAT 18th Feb
From: Girl Friday

What a good session that was. I thought Dipsodebs and Pat were coming.If they'd got the teleporter working they could have got to Lower Stoat in an instant.


19 Feb 06 - 06:36 AM (#1672670)
Subject: RE: Pub Song/ssn N. Kent UK SAT 18th Feb
From: Richard Bridge

Ooooh my head! Bedtime finally arrived about 5 am.


19 Feb 06 - 07:05 AM (#1672685)
Subject: RE: Pub Song/ssn N. Kent UK SAT 18th Feb
From: Dipsodeb

Sorry guys Pat took a fit of guilt after Richard mentioned the sudying and decided to do some after all...

OK! that's not entirely true I went out with my cousin on Friday night to see a band that didn't turn up. Went back to her place and got rather slaughtered.

So I was tired and Pat sudied.

Next Time! glad you all had a good time though. Did Jo Jo find it alright?


19 Feb 06 - 11:47 AM (#1672888)
Subject: RE: Pub Song/ssn N. Kent UK SAT 18th Feb
From: Richard Bridge

It was a good evening. Jojo found us OK but left early by local standards to drive home. The pub adored her material, particularly the "Willy-O" song. Kevin the shirt murderer was also on top form. One punter who had come down from Croydon to visit his daughter liked it so much he is threatening to cmae back all the way from Croydon!

I would have hated the guilt of jeopardising Pat's exams. More power to his elbow.


19 Feb 06 - 01:12 PM (#1672981)
Subject: RE: Pub Song/ssn N. Kent UK SAT 18th Feb
From: Richard Bridge

I have now checked with the landlady and she sold a barrel and a half of bitter, so we are very popular with her bank manager! I only had 5 or 6 so someone must have had a real skinful!


19 Feb 06 - 01:22 PM (#1672993)
Subject: RE: Pub Song/ssn N. Kent UK SAT 18th Feb
From: Richard Bridge

However, a note for the Guitar freaks, the general consensus seemed to be that Will (of Fiddlefit)'s new Ebay Martin D35 was not all that wonderful to listen to (nice, but not what it should have been). Perhaps a good setup will achieve something.


20 Feb 06 - 08:37 AM (#1673693)
Subject: RE: Pub Song/ssn N. Kent UK SAT 18th Feb
From: Essex Girl

Glad you all had a good night. I spent 3 hours in a motorway service station near Stansted waiting for a delayed plane. If we hadn't have had a small child with us we could have gone to the pub! (Namely the Jolly Woodman where there's a good session next Saturday.


20 Feb 06 - 11:29 AM (#1673844)
Subject: RE: Pub Song/ssn N. Kent UK SAT 18th Feb
From: Richard Bridge

Large knapsack with zip padlocked shut?

Lock child in van (that's what Jacqui used to do with Jo-Ann when playing gigs in the late 60s...) er - not PC these days

Check pub has children licence, or buy food...

kennels?


02 Mar 06 - 02:51 AM (#1682981)
Subject: RE: Pub Song/ssn N. Kent UK SAT 18th Feb
From: Brass Monkey

Greetings from the Middle East (Qatar to be precise). I'm out here to perform at the Dunestock festival (I kid you not!) and to spend some time drinking/singing with some old mates.

Many thanks to Richard and to everyone who was at the last session at the Ship; I really enjoyed it. I shall be back in Britain in time for the next one - probably accompanied by Growler and Short Legs - assuming that it's on the 18th of March (please confirm !).

As for Courage Best, I remember my grandad (a keen Friary Meux drinker) saying on more than one occasion that the reason they used the slogan "Take Courage" was that it took courage to drink it!

TTFN,

Kevin (the shirt murderer; or was it manslaughter?)


03 Mar 06 - 04:07 PM (#1684510)
Subject: RE: Pub Song/ssn N. Kent UK SAT 18th Feb
From: Richard Bridge

Sat 18th March - new thread


03 Mar 06 - 07:14 PM (#1684605)
Subject: RE: Pub Song/ssn N. Kent UK SAT 18th Feb
From: Richard Bridge

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