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Saddleworth Folk Festival

8_Pints 02 Jul 03 - 07:39 PM
GUEST,Vince 03 Jul 03 - 03:33 AM
Raggytash 03 Jul 03 - 03:56 AM
GUEST,Vince 03 Jul 03 - 04:18 AM
Red and White Rabbit 03 Jul 03 - 05:28 AM
Raggytash 03 Jul 03 - 06:08 AM
Alio 03 Jul 03 - 10:03 AM
Red and White Rabbit 03 Jul 03 - 01:10 PM
Mrs.Duck 03 Jul 03 - 01:16 PM
old git 03 Jul 03 - 04:50 PM
Barb'ry 03 Jul 03 - 05:32 PM
old git 03 Jul 03 - 05:44 PM
8_Pints 03 Jul 03 - 07:47 PM
John Routledge 03 Jul 03 - 08:10 PM
8_Pints 03 Jul 03 - 09:18 PM
Abuwood 04 Jul 03 - 02:30 AM
Raggytash 04 Jul 03 - 05:53 AM
Raggytash 04 Jul 03 - 06:20 AM
Alio 07 Jul 03 - 07:45 AM
Raggytash 07 Jul 03 - 11:29 AM
Red and White Rabbit 07 Jul 03 - 12:37 PM
old git 07 Jul 03 - 03:33 PM
Red and White Rabbit 08 Jul 03 - 02:40 AM
GUEST,noddy 08 Jul 03 - 05:04 AM
wiggy 08 Jul 03 - 05:31 AM
Alio 08 Jul 03 - 12:46 PM
Alio 08 Jul 03 - 12:57 PM
wiggy 08 Jul 03 - 02:28 PM
Red and White Rabbit 09 Jul 03 - 02:06 AM
Raggytash 09 Jul 03 - 03:55 AM
Red and White Rabbit 09 Jul 03 - 12:40 PM
Raggytash 13 Jul 03 - 07:15 AM
Mrs.Duck 13 Jul 03 - 07:39 AM
8_Pints 13 Jul 03 - 11:53 AM
Raggytash 13 Jul 03 - 03:08 PM
Linda Kelly 13 Jul 03 - 03:49 PM
nutty 13 Jul 03 - 04:29 PM
8_Pints 13 Jul 03 - 08:20 PM
Linda Kelly 14 Jul 03 - 04:14 PM
Noreen 14 Jul 03 - 04:43 PM
Noreen 14 Jul 03 - 04:45 PM
Mrs.Duck 14 Jul 03 - 05:25 PM
8_Pints 14 Jul 03 - 06:09 PM
Raggytash 14 Jul 03 - 06:55 PM
Noreen 14 Jul 03 - 07:58 PM
GUEST,Treaties 1 without a cookie 14 Jul 03 - 10:37 PM
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Subject: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: 8_Pints
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 07:39 PM

Can anyone offer guidance on parking the motorcaravan during the festival?

Is there a campsite, and if so is it suitable for my 25' 'Leviathan'?

The map published on the festival web-site relates to the performance venues rather than campsite I think.

Bob vG


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: GUEST,Vince
Date: 03 Jul 03 - 03:33 AM

Most of the info you need is on www.safra.org.uk (there is a mention of the camp-site). The local sports ground is used as the camp/caravan site which i'm sure will fit your 'monster' home. The site is near the centre of town (more-or-less) with a food tent aswell! It's a grand festival (bin to everyone and it gets better each year - in my 'umble opinion!)

Sitheee there


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: Raggytash
Date: 03 Jul 03 - 03:56 AM

The camp site is about a 1 mile drive from the festivals venues and about a 5 minute walk back. This is because you have to go "round the houses" to get to it, but the pathway leads directly back to the village. I too have been there from the start and as Vince says the organisers have gone away each year and somehow manage to improve upon things, and this is from a great start.
I know a great deal of effort is put in by a relatively small team, thank you one and all we do appreciate it


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: GUEST,Vince
Date: 03 Jul 03 - 04:18 AM

Ere, ere! Also sad to ere this might be Ali's last year in the 'chair' (tho i'm sure she won't be too far away).

Hopefully she will be kept busy organsing Sounds Of Folk on GMR when they decide to make it a permanent fixture??? Fingers & toes crossed!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: Red and White Rabbit
Date: 03 Jul 03 - 05:28 AM

Alio is never going to give up the chair - wont let her!

who could possibly take over?

Raggy are you going to be second to Ali as well?


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: Raggytash
Date: 03 Jul 03 - 06:08 AM

Mrs Rabbit, Alio announced her retirement from the chair some time ago, she has put an awful lot of work in over the years from when she and others took over the reins from Moggy Moger. I think she is quite adamant that she is going to cede the chair, however knowing Ali I think she will find it hard not to get involved in some capacity.
As for being second I was unaware that she was about to duel, please enlighted me Bulstrode has been teaching me a greta deal lately


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: Alio
Date: 03 Jul 03 - 10:03 AM

Thanks for all the lovely messages! (Nick, I'll pay you later). Hopefully this year's will be our best yet!

8 Pints - I'll see you in the Festival Office when you pick up your camping pass. I think we have a really good campsite - I go to loads of festivals, and I hope I'm not biased when I compare ours pretty favourably.It's really pretty, with a river running through it (the alternative showers!!), a proper toilet and shower block, Moor and Coast late night food and song tent, and very close to all the venues.

Re. me leaving.....watch this space!!! Seriously though, we do need more people - any suggestions?

Ali


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: Red and White Rabbit
Date: 03 Jul 03 - 01:10 PM

Alio - you will never leave I am going to super glue you to the chair


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 03 Jul 03 - 01:16 PM

Geoff and I will be there for the first time with the Shellbacks and I am really looking forward to it.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: old git
Date: 03 Jul 03 - 04:50 PM

are all the shellbacks staying in this monster campervan then?


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: Barb'ry
Date: 03 Jul 03 - 05:32 PM

Really looking forward to seeing everyone - Saddleworth is one of my favourites! The campsite is fine for your motel on wheels, Bob, and it could always be the late night singing venue!
See you soon
love Barbara
ps. I don't think Ali should leave either


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: old git
Date: 03 Jul 03 - 05:44 PM

it's one of my favourite festivals too
never thought I would ever recommend a conservative club but its a great and friendly venue
if you've never been make this the first year and you'll definitely go back
of course it wouldn't be the same without Ali......


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: 8_Pints
Date: 03 Jul 03 - 07:47 PM

Many thanx Vince, Ali, et al ....

Barbara, I'm sure you're right. We always seem to be hosting the late night 'cheese 'n grog' suppers until breakfast time!

See you soon.

Bob vG


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: John Routledge
Date: 03 Jul 03 - 08:10 PM

Bob - Please have a collection to sponser Pam and I as we will be cycling from Manchester to Blackpool Festival Sunday in aid of Christies and will miss the festivities.

No doubt a great weekend will be had by all attending.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: 8_Pints
Date: 03 Jul 03 - 09:18 PM

Consider it done, John!

Bob vG


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: Abuwood
Date: 04 Jul 03 - 02:30 AM

Book me a campsite beside the lake ... :-)
But even bad weather can't dampen the spirits of this super festival, looking forward to bring Foxs up North and I will remember to pack a map this time!
Ali is there another Sunday night sing as we have both booked Monday off work again?


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: Raggytash
Date: 04 Jul 03 - 05:53 AM

Alio,
Any chance at this late stage of a video link from the main stage to where the stewards are just outside the door, that way I get to see Eric Bogle too ! I would also assist in preventing people from trying to get through the doors when artistes are still singing. Oh by the way have I got your permission to sit on the sound guy who last year was up and down like a brides nightie.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: Raggytash
Date: 04 Jul 03 - 06:20 AM

Nutty,
Strange to respond to this thread on the one about Cleckheaton, however the sound man in question must have been checking the sound from the side of the bar,especially the side of the bar, the stairs, down stairs, in the bog .............need I go on


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: Alio
Date: 07 Jul 03 - 07:45 AM

Mrs Duck and Co - so glad to hear you're coming this year! Don't take any notice of anyone who tries to tell you it rains!!

Sorry, don't think I'll be duelling, owing to the weakened state of my Achilles tendon!!

Yes Ali, there will definitely be the Sunday evening sing again at the Keys - we daren't NOT have it (we even got calls following the weekend last year thanking us for the wonderful singing!!) I think Geoff's hoping to get it going around 7.30.

Nick - of course you have my permission! Re. the video link - that sounds far too technical for me - are you serious? Hopefully you'll be on the doors - or someone like you who knows what they're doing. We're expecting to be sold out for Eric's concert - that's a lot of people to control (400)!!!

See you all a week on Friday - oh my God, is it really that near?

Ali


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: Raggytash
Date: 07 Jul 03 - 11:29 AM

Ali,
I've obtained a domestic CCTV survellience type camera with sound and will bring a small TV but it will be practical to set it up before hand to see a)if it functions, b) we can find somwhere to install it, c) consider the H & S implications, wires etc.
As I said it may not be practical to set one up, do we have access to the civic centre on Thursday night, if so we can give it a trial run, it may be that it only picks up sound from the back of the room. If someone else has a TV I can let you have the camera before then


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: Red and White Rabbit
Date: 07 Jul 03 - 12:37 PM

Alio - its the last run down to the festival now - I am really looking forward to trudging through the mud and rain and swimming on the newly formed campsite pool whilst watching the Moor and Coast Rowing team practice in the early morning

I would like to say that desptite wind rain and hail and being in lancashire its not a bad festival!!! ( only kidding Ali you know what I think really!!)


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: old git
Date: 07 Jul 03 - 03:33 PM

DESPTITE?
don't you mean wind rain and ale?(not necessarily in that order)


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: Red and White Rabbit
Date: 08 Jul 03 - 02:40 AM

well I might not be drinking this year - oops there goes another of those flying porcine


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: GUEST,noddy
Date: 08 Jul 03 - 05:04 AM

any festival that has the Moor and Coast food tent is a must. Always a good night.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: wiggy
Date: 08 Jul 03 - 05:31 AM

Hi Alio.
I am hosting a trio from Austrailia touring the UK. THe Poms from Oz.
see seperate thread on mudcat.
They would like to come along to Saddleworth, can you fix up some spots for them for their tickets. I know that I am on their side but you will not be disappointed if you take them up on this offer.
I might be driving them down if this is on for your team
regards, Wiggy.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: Alio
Date: 08 Jul 03 - 12:46 PM

Nick - can't get access to the Civic unfortunately until Friday morning - it costs us an arm, a leg, and other various important bits of the anatomy as it is!!

Wiggy - I can't promise anything I'm afraid. Saddleworth isn't a huge festival by any means - we don't even have enough venues now for what we want to do! However, we may have spots on 2 concerts owing to one artist possibly having to dry off because of family illness. Do you want to give me a call on 01457 870391. I could do with knowing more, I guess, but I never like to say "no" to anyone!!

Ali


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: Alio
Date: 08 Jul 03 - 12:57 PM

Just realised what I wrote!! "Dry off" should have been "cry off" - nothing to do with the weather in Saddleworth!!

Anyway, just spoken to Wiggy (Ithought he was a female!!) and they ARE coming to Saddleworth!! Great stuff!

Ali


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: wiggy
Date: 08 Jul 03 - 02:28 PM

Thanks for the weather report Alio. And the possible spot.
Just to let you know we are off to a small festival on Anglesy Bull Bay to be exact. for this weekend
regards
Wiggy


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: Red and White Rabbit
Date: 09 Jul 03 - 02:06 AM

Hi Alio - saying no and you are not not two things I would put together!!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: Raggytash
Date: 09 Jul 03 - 03:55 AM

She can talk !


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: Red and White Rabbit
Date: 09 Jul 03 - 12:40 PM

certainly can - not bad for a rabbit eh!!!

and I happen to say 'no'a lot hence the reason for keeping looking for a true and faithful husband (and his servant/second)


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: Raggytash
Date: 13 Jul 03 - 07:15 AM

Time for a up-date


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 13 Jul 03 - 07:39 AM

Update is rain according to Weatherman


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: 8_Pints
Date: 13 Jul 03 - 11:53 AM

I was discussing the source of a song 'A-begging I will go' last night with friends, and learnt that the version I was intereseted in was collected from Becket Whitehead, Delph.

A google search identified a number of other songs he was associated with (Gallant Poacher & Four Loom Weaver).

Click here 'All Jolly Fellows'



I wondered, as he must have lived in the Saddleworth area whether anything else is known of his repertoire, and what recordings or publications may be published.

Bob vG


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: Raggytash
Date: 13 Jul 03 - 03:08 PM

Think of Rain as Liquid Sunshine, it has a much more positive vibe then


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 13 Jul 03 - 03:49 PM

thinking of coming if work allows -any problem with turning up and buying a ticket when we get there inc camping?


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: nutty
Date: 13 Jul 03 - 04:29 PM

Linda ....why not send Alio a PM? I don't think there would be a problem except for Fri Evening when she is expecting full house for the Eric Bogle Concert.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: 8_Pints
Date: 13 Jul 03 - 08:20 PM

Sue & I look forward to seeing you again, work permitting!

LOL

Bob & Sue vG


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 14 Jul 03 - 04:14 PM

Will you have that wonderful cheese with you Sue? If so I will definitely be there!!!!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: Noreen
Date: 14 Jul 03 - 04:43 PM

Get there early on Friday folks (pitch your tent later if need be!) for our:

Singing Together Workshop at 5.30 - 7.00 in the Festival Lounge (back of the Civic Hall).

A group of us around the kitchen table at last year's Whitby festival gathered together a long list of songs we had learned at school from the Singing Together and Time and Tune schemes. Lots of happy memories... and Ali suggested that others might like to travel down memory lane with us, so has given us space for a workshop.

Come along and join in- or suggest ones we've forgotten!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: Noreen
Date: 14 Jul 03 - 04:45 PM

Oh, and allow yourself time to stay for the Survivors singaround session - it's in the Cross Keys again, from about 7.30 Sunday evening. Splendid chorus singing to raise the roof.


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 14 Jul 03 - 05:25 PM

We'll do our best Noreen depending on traffic although I haven't a clue what Singing Together or Time and Tune are. Not sure about the survivors session as I have to be up for school on Monday morning (sob)


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: 8_Pints
Date: 14 Jul 03 - 06:09 PM

Sue says its unheard of for the vG's not have a selection of cheeses!

And, yes we have taken off Monday as well so we should be able to stay for the Survivors' session!

Bob & Sue vG


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: Raggytash
Date: 14 Jul 03 - 06:55 PM

Cheese, no-one's mentioned cheese before, I like cheese, lots and lots of cheese, soft cheese, hard cheese, blue cheese, goats, cows, buffaloes, sheeps, smoked, ................where is the cheese going to be !!
I've got some port ............


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: Noreen
Date: 14 Jul 03 - 07:58 PM

Now you're talking, Raggy...

The vanGaalenvan was a haven (havan?!) of cheese and late night jollity when the 4 Fools powers-that-be intended us to go to bed at midnight- no jollity in case the neighbours complained...

However, Saddleworth has the excellent Moor & Coast facility (with or without boating lake) for late night revelry and bacon butties- room for more participants than even the vGs hotel on wheels!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: GUEST,Treaties 1 without a cookie
Date: 14 Jul 03 - 10:37 PM

re the Singing Together Workshop
Noreen and everyone, according to my working programme Firm Friends and the rest of the Silver Street Gang are running this on Saturday Evening 5.30-7.00 not Friday and we all hope that many of you will join us
Cheers Theresa


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: Red and White Rabbit
Date: 15 Jul 03 - 01:28 AM

do I have to find my singing together books?

Raggy - I usually have cheese in the van but not a vast selection but more then Moor and Coast!!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: GUEST,Vince
Date: 15 Jul 03 - 04:29 AM

Re 'Singing Together Workshop', is that in the Civic Hall lounge area?


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: Noreen
Date: 15 Jul 03 - 05:26 AM

Yes Vince, Festival Lounge (back of the Civic Hall) is what Ali told me.

Thank you, Theresa, I could have sworn Ali's PM said it was on Friday, but going back and re-reading it she doesn't mention a day at all. Must have misread her 'see you on Friday'!!

Saturday is far better, of course.

R&WR, if you wish to bring along your Singing Together books we'd love to see them- I'm bringing Sue vG's collection, and there will be others there too.

The cute Ms Theresa Tooley has put together a booklet for use at the workshop, so no excuse for not joining in!

Mrs Duck and anyone else who doesn't know, Singing Together and Time and Tune were (still are?) put together by the BBC for use of primary schools; a radio programme accompanied by booklets of songs. You learn the songs and sing along with the people on the radio :0)

Interesting to us because traditional/folk songs were heavily represented; it's where I learned such songs as Ye Banks and Braes and The Keeper (which I've since learned is not really about hunting deer at all!)

See you all there!


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Subject: RE: Saddleworth Folk Festival
From: Noreen
Date: 15 Jul 03 - 05:38 AM

Ah- I previous PM from Ali says it'll be on Friday tea-time, so it's not me going mad...! And Ali can be excused with all she's got going on at the minute, so that's ok then.
Phew

See you at the SingTog Worksop on Sat!


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