Mudcat Café message #2571716 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #117571   Message #2571716
Posted By: MBSLynne
20-Feb-09 - 09:31 AM
Thread Name: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
Hah! The first thing Shady said when I mentioned Mudgather was "Chocolate!".

Hils, thanks for offering, I had hoped you would run the Mudgather.

Moira Furnace is an old blast furnace (don't know a lot about that side as I'm not really into industrial archealogy) with a two storey building directly beside the canal. This was inhabited by a number of familes after the furnace stopped being used but is now a museum. The loft is the upstairs bit of the museum...not enormously big so I hope it will fit everyone, but with brick walls and roof giving it pretty good accoustics. There are big doors at one end which open out onto the bridge over the canal. I thought if the weather were nice it would be really great to sing out there.

I shall hopefully be going to talk to the landlords tomorrow so will know where and when we can do stuff and what they would like us to do if they have preferences, so I'll let everyone know when I've done that.

If we're going to do a Middle Bar sing I will see if I can arrange a bench-like setup, for which I will, of course need drivers, mates, cabin boys etc. There seem to be a few MBSers coming now so we should be good.

Love Lynne