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GUEST,Nick Dow 02 Sep 21 - 05:27 PM
GUEST,JHW 31 Aug 21 - 03:05 PM
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GUEST,Malcolm Storey 29 Aug 21 - 08:30 PM
cujimmy 29 Aug 21 - 06:43 PM
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GUEST,Nick Dow 25 Aug 21 - 02:47 PM
GUEST 25 Aug 21 - 07:11 AM
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Raggytash 24 Aug 21 - 05:55 AM
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Raggytash 20 Aug 21 - 05:28 PM
cujimmy 20 Aug 21 - 04:58 PM
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Malcolm Storey 19 Aug 21 - 05:32 PM
Joe Offer 19 Aug 21 - 04:49 PM
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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - Online This Year - 2021
From: GUEST,Nick Dow
Date: 02 Sep 21 - 05:27 PM

My presentation upon 'A Secret Stream' is now available. We should be ready for print this month. Sorry for the delay, with the workshop. My internet connection had other ideas.
Advance sales from www.francisboutle.co.uk


https://youtu.be/CtjiQYINXf8


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - Online This Year - 2021
From: GUEST,JHW
Date: 31 Aug 21 - 03:05 PM

Bay Horse Closed at Tunstall (village where I was brung up, then had 2x Sams pubs)   Sams ad on the door for couple to run. Dare say there's a Sam Smiths thread somewhere.
Good sing across the road in garden and gazebo's. Live, no zoom, no PA, no beer.
Bank Hol Mon 2021.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - Online This Year - 2021
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 31 Aug 21 - 01:56 PM

A further shout out to those who put together the online programme and events in Whitby@Home 2021: I still have some catching up to do, but some good concerts, workshops, talks and presentations.
The one disappointment was the very poor quality of the "Festival Showcase" video which was made up up of various collected videos of workshop output, but then presented as a Zoom recording on YouTube. A lot was lost in this mish-mash of technology. Now, pretty much all the other Zoom events were of good quality, but this whole thing was dreadful, both in sound and picture quality. Fortunately there have been been updated YouTube videos of the 2 workshops I sent in good quality videos for, and these are SOOOO much better!


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - Online This Year - 2021
From: r.padgett
Date: 30 Aug 21 - 04:45 AM

Agreed Malcolm ~ no pub singing, no licenses ~ I have said before Humphrey should consider selling the pub to someone who wants it (the Plough) to prosper ~ I heard some horrifying stories about his treatment of pub managers ~ lost the plot

Ray


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - Online This Year - 2021
From: GUEST,Malcolm Storey
Date: 29 Aug 21 - 08:30 PM

Whitby has never been a place for reasonable beer prices.
Even in the days when the pubs were taking it in turns to close on a Saturday night prices were always above average for the area.
It used to be not so bad before the clubs and most of the pubs had two price lists - neither on show - for locals/members and visitors.
In the days before Humphrey at Sam Smith's the landlord at the Plough confided in me that Folk Week profits covered the whole of his outgoings for the year.
The place now has less atmosphere than a funeral parlour - but Humphrey knows best.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - Online This Year - 2021
From: cujimmy
Date: 29 Aug 21 - 06:43 PM

I had 3 wonderfull evenings in The Fleece. I must mention the Bar Staff there who were humorous and very friendly despite being run off their feet. The Beer was £3.90 a pint and the singing in both areas was excellent. I ventured over to the Middle Earth and the Station too and generally enjoyed a lovely week of friendship and folk music.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - Online This Year - 2021
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 29 Aug 21 - 09:08 AM

Despite missing the sessions that Sheila Miller (bless her) daily texted me about and I missed, I did manage upstairs at Middle Earth and Mick Hayward's 1pm - 3pm sing on Friday in the Friendship Rowing Club bar. Hugely enjoyable and well Covid-mindful, masks on entry until seated, reasonably spaced etc.
All in all, we're glad we went and remain hopeful for 2022 - as long as we can afford the beer prices! (phew)


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - Online This Year - 2021
From: GUEST,JHW
Date: 29 Aug 21 - 05:38 AM

Pleased to hear of memorial bench to Tony Foxworthy (though not the need for)
(Memorial Seats have always seemed a good idea but passing through the village I was brought up in I saw the Coronation Seat has been replaced; good but with no mention now of why it was created).


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - Online This Year - 2021
From: peregrina
Date: 27 Aug 21 - 12:32 PM

anyone at this afternoon's whitby folk zoom ballad session who would like a copy of the chat, I was able to make one and am happy to send it to you. Put your email in a mudcat DM.
(i think the issue wasn't a host's privilege one, but what sort of zoom account you have)
mary


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - Online This Year - 2021
From: Felipa
Date: 26 Aug 21 - 10:50 AM

All these via: https://www.whitbyfolk.co.uk/
concerts on youtube https://www.whitbyfolk.co.uk/at-home-concerts/
dancing via zoom https://www.whitbyfolk.co.uk/zoom-ceilidhs-dances/
miscellaneous special events (youtube, zoom, facebook)
https://www.whitbyfolk.co.uk/special-events/
workshops (including a few for nykelharpa players)
https://www.whitbyfolk.co.uk/special-events/


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - Online This Year - 2021
From: Malcolm Storey
Date: 26 Aug 21 - 08:17 AM

Yesterday saw a dedication of a Memorial Bench on the cliffs close to the Whalebones to Tony Foxworthy who died last year. The event was well attended.
Tony was responsible for organising the very first Whitby Folk Festival as it then was back in 1966.
Doc Rowe and Jill Pidd were the doers who made sure this happened and full details of the Citation and the Memorial Plaque which will be erected in the Missions to Seamen - the first major venue for the embryonic festival - will appear on Doc's website.
The crowd funding for the event is still open and has not as yet met the full costs - donation details are also available on Doc's website.
Stump up and be jolly!!!


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - Online This Year - 2021
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 25 Aug 21 - 06:55 PM

I'll grovel even more and confess that I signed up for this in good faith, but then other events of the day overtook me, so I didn't even get to try to log in! I look forward to the revised edition.

Just listening to the Keith Marsden song presentation by Val Marsden and Graham Pirt - superb! I posted a link on the "Picking Sooty Blackberries" thread.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - Online This Year - 2021
From: GUEST,Nick Dow
Date: 25 Aug 21 - 02:47 PM

Grovelling Apologies for my forced non appearance at the Secret Stream workshop. My internet connection had other ideas. I will post a link to YouTube as soon as I have recorded a presentation and it has been posted.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - Online This Year - 2021
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Aug 21 - 07:11 AM

Sounds like the chap!


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - Online This Year - 2021
From: Malcolm Storey
Date: 25 Aug 21 - 06:02 AM

Hi Raggy

So it's that Glen Rogers?


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - Online This Year - 2021
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 24 Aug 21 - 06:16 PM

Compliments to all involved in the online perspective of the festival this year: it's running well, with lots to choose from. Never as good as actually being there, but next best thing, and great to see people from around the world joining in on Zoom. Let's hope some of them decide it's worth a long-haul flight to come for next year!


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - Online This Year - 2021
From: Raggytash
Date: 24 Aug 21 - 05:55 AM

Glynn Rogers owns Moor & Coast catering who provide services to festivals all over the country.

He is also the chairman of the rugby club and according to the webpage they put up about the Moor & Coast Festival it was to be held in June (not May as I thought) but it was to be held at the Rugby Club as I suspected.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - Online This Year - 2021
From: Malcolm Storey
Date: 23 Aug 21 - 08:14 PM

Raggy - who is Glynn?


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - Online This Year - 2021
From: GUEST,Cujimmy
Date: 23 Aug 21 - 05:05 AM

Good start to the week, great singing last night in the Fleece, the Middle earth looked good as well.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - Online This Year - 2021
From: Raggytash
Date: 22 Aug 21 - 07:41 AM

You may well be right guest.

I was presuming that as it has been held there on all other previous occasions and Glynn is the chairman of the rubgy club that it would be held there.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - Online This Year - 2021
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Aug 21 - 11:55 AM

I thought it odd that, before cancelling altogether, they weren't planning on using the Rugby Club. Some connection with Malcolm's very discrete (seemingly too discrete for some) comments?


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - Online This Year - 2021
From: Raggytash
Date: 21 Aug 21 - 06:26 AM

The Moor & Coast festival WAS to have happened in May but was cancelled due to concerns over Covid.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - Online This Year - 2021
From: Malcolm Storey
Date: 20 Aug 21 - 08:18 PM

As somebody said in a previous post - things change.
I don't know if Glen keeps an eye on Mudcat but perhaps he could clarify the situation.
Also is Moor and Coast still extant?


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - Online This Year - 2021
From: Raggytash
Date: 20 Aug 21 - 05:28 PM

The Rugby club has for many years offered a campsite for attendees at Whitby Folk Week.

They have also offered an alternative venue for folkies to folk, sing and have a good time away from the centre of the town.

As far as I am aware they still provide a very good breakfast, at a cost of course, and showers, toilet facilites etc .........and a bar!!


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - Online This Year - 2021
From: cujimmy
Date: 20 Aug 21 - 04:58 PM

I wonder if Whitby Folk Club will be on on Thursday Evening.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - Online This Year - 2021
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Aug 21 - 12:35 PM

Just driven past. They seem to have somebody else camped there at the moment.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - Online This Year - 2021
From: cujimmy
Date: 20 Aug 21 - 08:29 AM

Ive been up there lots of times in the past, had some wonderfull sessions.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - Online This Year - 2021
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Aug 21 - 05:23 AM

The chairman of the rugby club is a folk fan are is his right-hand men, so I think folk would be welcome there. The Moor & Coast festival is based there.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - Online This Year - 2021
From: Malcolm Storey
Date: 19 Aug 21 - 05:32 PM

I'm not sure the Rugby Club would be welcoming to festival goers. But if you want some exercise no doubt they would be happy to sell you a drink.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - Online This Year - 2021
From: Joe Offer
Date: 19 Aug 21 - 04:49 PM

Did I change the thread title correctly?


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - On This Year?
From: cujimmy
Date: 19 Aug 21 - 04:25 PM

Yes Malcomlm I did mean the Friendship Rowing club, their large upper room has been excellent over the years, and there would be plenty of room to space out. Another good venue I think would be the Rugby Club, but it would be a bit of a walk from the town centre.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - On This Year?
From: GUEST,PeterC
Date: 19 Aug 21 - 11:04 AM

"Also Mr Red, Whitby does not have the number of suitable air freshened areas that Sidmouth has."

Exactly why I normally choose Whitby over Sidmouth. Kept my B&B booking so at least this year I can do all the touristy things without thinking that I am not getting value from my season ticket.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - On This Year?
From: GUEST,Rob Mad Jock Wright
Date: 19 Aug 21 - 09:55 AM

Oops for that last post.

Meant to say....

Once overheard at the Whitby Festival many years back relating to The Whitby Hiring Fair
"Never have so many travelled so far for so little."


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - On This Year?
From: GUEST,Rob Mad Jock Wright
Date: 19 Aug 21 - 09:52 AM


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - On This Year?
From: Malcolm Storey
Date: 19 Aug 21 - 05:48 AM

I may be wrong but I think cujimmy has confused the Fishermens Rowing Club with the Friendship Rowing Club.
The Fishermens would certainly not be big enough to allow more than twenty at the most to be sufficiently spaced.
The Friendship does have a large concert room upstairs.

Also Mr Red, Whitby does not have the number of suitable air freshened areas that Sidmouth has.
The Plough yard in the past was a good place to be and Vin Garbutt launched his professional career from there one year. Such a thing would be impossible to do these days as the pub belongs to Sam Smiths and all enjoyment is banned. Even presentations without music such as interviews, things with string, origami and shepherd's stick making were considered too racy - and as for storytelling - well???


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - On This Year?
From: Mr Red
Date: 19 Aug 21 - 01:55 AM

If it is anything like Sidmouth - the usual suspects will congregate to play and dance as best you can on tarmac or grass. One singleton carried a plaque around his neck with "Doubly vaccinated, re-flow tested, willing to dance"

The grapevine gave us socially distanced Irish Set (yes it is possible) and a ceilidhs on the front near the Bedford.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - online
From: Felipa
Date: 18 Aug 21 - 07:57 PM

loads of online Whitby music, song and dance and storytelling 21-27 August
see https://www.whitbyfolk.co.uk/


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - On This Year?
From: cujimmy
Date: 15 Aug 21 - 07:00 AM

What about the Fishermans Rowing club, there is loads of room in that top room.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - On This Year?
From: GUEST,JHW
Date: 14 Aug 21 - 03:22 PM

Years ago I would walk around Whitby then decide ----it and drive to Edinburgh. Little France campsite flat and ever avaiable and loads on up there. But Campsite built on years ago. Won't want a tent in the hospital AND the A68 doesn't go by anymore. Years before that we used to sing in the Elsinore. Change happens.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - On This Year?
From: r.padgett
Date: 14 Aug 21 - 12:24 PM

Looking bit bleak pub sessions wise ~ the usual ones it seems are reluctant to allow what we expect ~ well walking could be fun

Ray


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - On This Year?
From: r.padgett
Date: 13 Aug 21 - 12:56 AM

Steve Gardham yes

Ray


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - On This Year?
From: GUEST,JHW
Date: 12 Aug 21 - 05:56 AM

Things happen, things stop. Loads of festivals you can't go to this year because they ceased to be long before covid. (Gone with some of the folks that went to them).
Too many to list.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - On This Year?
From: Malcolm Storey
Date: 11 Aug 21 - 07:16 PM

We will be in Whitby for the week and providing the weather is kind will enjoy just being there during the day.
We will probably also make use of the car to re-familiarise ourselves with the delights of the area which we have missed greatly.
Evenings will be spent with friends enjoying fine food and drink and hopefully listening to some fine singing and music.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - On This Year?
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 11 Aug 21 - 06:58 PM

I gather, from their Facebook page, that info will be sent out by Steve le Voguier, to those who enjoy taking part in the big Festival Orchestra - on Zoom of course again, as last year. And hoping for some other online sessions too: very much enjoyed Vicki Swan's Swedish tunes last year.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - On This Year?
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 11 Aug 21 - 02:31 PM

Ray
I'll be there most of the week and I need you to sign some more cheques. Have you got a mobile number I can contact you on when we get there please?


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - On This Year?
From: cujimmy
Date: 10 Aug 21 - 08:21 PM

I Will be travelling over from Leeds, I hope to see others


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - On This Year?
From: Mo the caller
Date: 10 Aug 21 - 10:29 AM

Any idea what might be going on live in Whitby? I don't fancy sitting in my holiday flat trying to zoom on my phone.
I'm sure I saw discussion of a ceilidh on the beach, but Facebook posts are hard to find. Don't particularly want to spend hours trudging round Whitby looking for folkies either.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - On This Year?
From: Mo the caller
Date: 28 Apr 21 - 04:11 PM

Well, for those who find that satisfying it has already happened on zoom. But it's not for me. Not what i go dancing for.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - On This Year?
From: Felipa
Date: 28 Apr 21 - 02:46 PM

I foresee in an upsurge in contactless dancing such as line dancing and step dancing.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Festival - On This Year?
From: Mo the caller
Date: 28 Apr 21 - 11:39 AM

Threefold = 1,2,3,4,5! Let me add 6) the fact that the committee (presumably) aren't booking any venues because they've cancelled the festival.

I do find it hard to imagine getting back to dancing again. But also hard to imagine not doing so.


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