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UK Old Time music festival, February

nickp 28 Dec 03 - 07:45 AM
nickp 28 Dec 03 - 07:46 AM
Peter K (Fionn) 28 Dec 03 - 03:14 PM
Sooz 29 Dec 03 - 08:29 AM
fiddler 29 Dec 03 - 03:56 PM
Eugene Judge 01 Jan 04 - 10:19 AM
Sooz 02 Jan 04 - 05:05 AM
Eugene Judge 02 Jan 04 - 01:21 PM
Sooz 03 Jan 04 - 08:12 AM
Linda Kelly 03 Jan 04 - 09:53 AM
Geoff the Duck 03 Jan 04 - 10:26 AM
Eugene Judge 03 Jan 04 - 10:41 AM
Sooz 03 Jan 04 - 01:52 PM
nickp 03 Jan 04 - 02:08 PM
BanjoRay 05 Jan 04 - 07:37 AM
fiddler 05 Jan 04 - 09:15 AM
Sooz 06 Jan 04 - 04:31 AM
GUEST,cookieless Nickp 06 Jan 04 - 12:48 PM
Linda Kelly 06 Jan 04 - 04:15 PM
GUEST,Strollin' Johnny 07 Jan 04 - 12:17 PM
Sooz 08 Jan 04 - 04:50 AM
oombanjo 08 Jan 04 - 04:58 PM
GUEST,cookieless Nickp 09 Jan 04 - 10:32 AM
BanjoRay 09 Jan 04 - 11:39 AM
GUEST,Strollin Johnny 09 Jan 04 - 12:22 PM
GUEST,cookieless Nickp 10 Jan 04 - 01:34 PM
Sooz 12 Jan 04 - 08:59 AM
GUEST 15 Jan 04 - 01:28 PM
GUEST 16 Jan 04 - 07:37 AM
GUEST 16 Jan 04 - 07:39 AM
Eugene Judge 16 Jan 04 - 01:32 PM
Eugene Judge 16 Jan 04 - 01:37 PM
nickp 17 Jan 04 - 01:05 PM
Linda Kelly 18 Jan 04 - 09:09 AM
Peter K (Fionn) 18 Jan 04 - 10:07 AM
Oaklet 18 Jan 04 - 10:16 AM
Eugene Judge 18 Jan 04 - 10:19 AM
BanjoRay 18 Jan 04 - 10:56 AM
GUEST 18 Jan 04 - 01:13 PM
GUEST,cookieless Nickp 18 Jan 04 - 02:03 PM
BanjoRay 18 Jan 04 - 06:47 PM
GUEST,Nickp 19 Jan 04 - 01:33 PM
BanjoRay 19 Jan 04 - 02:58 PM
GUEST 20 Jan 04 - 08:07 AM
GUEST,Strollin' Johnny 20 Jan 04 - 08:17 AM
Peter K (Fionn) 20 Jan 04 - 09:47 AM
Linda Kelly 20 Jan 04 - 10:45 AM
Eugene Judge 20 Jan 04 - 01:16 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: nickp
Date: 28 Dec 03 - 07:45 AM

Here's some advance notice...

The Friends of American Old Time Music and Dance. FOAOTMAD (for short) is a UK based organisation catering to the tastes of like-minded old time music fans, be they musicians, Appalachian cloggers and those who just like to listen.

Our major event of the year is the Gainsborough Old Time Music and Dance Festival. This is currently staged at Castle Hills Community School in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire and the date for 2004 is the weekend of 13th-15th of February. This will be our 10th Anniversary festival and we have an impressive guest list. From America we have Tom, Brad and Alice (Tom Sauber, Brad Leftwich and Alice Gerrard), Debby McClatchy, Dwight Diller and Dave Bing, all highly respected performers both sides of the Atlantic. From Eire we have the Rough Deal String Band and from the UK we have Sara Grey, Kate Lissauer, Sue Torres and the New Deal String Band, featuring society President Tom Paley, all proving we also have the talent closer to home.

For more information on the Gainsborough Festival, FOAOTMAD membership or any of our activities, try

email here - please dont PM me as Im not always cookied-up

or - when its updated - check out our web site

FOAOTMAD web site

FOAOTMAD members should be getting details snail mail in a day or two (are you watching for the mail man BanjoRay?)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: nickp
Date: 28 Dec 03 - 07:46 AM

B****r - didn't mean to put in the Lyr Req - can a Joe Clone please amend it. Sorry!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: Peter K (Fionn)
Date: 28 Dec 03 - 03:14 PM

nick, the best way to seek a correction is to go to "help" at the top of the page, and create a thread which contains your request. Joe and his clones don't always manage to read every post in every thread, but they do act fairly quickly on the ones in the help section.

I "rediscovered" Gainsborough (which is only 30 miles away) last year, where my daughter and I went to see Eric Bogle - and discovered quite a lot else that we wouldn't otherwise have heard about. I've made a note of the Old Time dates.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: Sooz
Date: 29 Dec 03 - 08:29 AM

Theres lots going on in Gainsborough! Extremely friendly Folk Club and Festival not to mention great gigs at the Trinity Arts Centre.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: fiddler
Date: 29 Dec 03 - 03:56 PM

WE aim 2 be there!


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: Eugene Judge
Date: 01 Jan 04 - 10:19 AM

The North Derbyshire contingent will be loading the pack horses as usual and hacking across the moors in the snowstorms to the festival. We have booked the equipment store in the sports hall as our "rough camping" base and intend to arrive early to secure it and repel all boarders particularly those that "fiddle" 'till dawn!

Super line up with "wall to wall" sessions and workshops and of course the bar.

Not to be missed by any OT fans.

E


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: Sooz
Date: 02 Jan 04 - 05:05 AM

I hope your sense of smell is defective Eugene!


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: Eugene Judge
Date: 02 Jan 04 - 01:21 PM

Sooz
I'll be too "drunk on the music" to notice any "sporty odours"!!!


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: Sooz
Date: 03 Jan 04 - 08:12 AM

We'll try to get the place well ventillated in advance just to be on the safe side!


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 03 Jan 04 - 09:53 AM

We thought after talking to John Yeaman that we might give it a bash this year-don't play but do sing. Might go B & B -any recommendations is it a centrally based site and do we have to join the FOAOTMAD ? Also how much does it costs. The website tells me nothing.


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 03 Jan 04 - 10:26 AM

Linda - you don't have to be a member of anything - you just pays your money. The place - I think it's the same site we went to last year - is a bit of a way out from Gainsborough centre.
Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: Eugene Judge
Date: 03 Jan 04 - 10:41 AM

Linda

A ticket for Friday evening through to Sunday lunch is £35 for non-members. Members of FOAOTMAD and BBMA get a £5 discount. All day Saturday is £18 or £15 for members; Saturday evening only £10. Membership application forms are on the website.

The location of the school is only a few minutes by car from the Town Centre. I can't offer any suggestions on B&B but SooZ may be able to help you here.

Eugene


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: Sooz
Date: 03 Jan 04 - 01:52 PM

I'm afraid that Gainsborough is sadly lacking in B&B accomodation. Two pubs in Town Centre (Sun and White Hart) or Hickman Hill Hotel which is nicer, more expensive but quite close to the school. Beckett Arms at Corringham (4 miles) is very nice -also reasonable prices.


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: nickp
Date: 03 Jan 04 - 02:08 PM

Thanks to the kind Joe Clone who fixed my errant title.

Linda - your questions have been more or less answered by Sooz, Eugene and Geoff. If you want forms etc. email me a snail mail as above (don't PM - rarely logged in).

Cheers, Nick


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: BanjoRay
Date: 05 Jan 04 - 07:37 AM

Linda - The indoor camping is not too bad. It's in a large school gym with showers nearby. What I always do is pitch a tent on the soccer pitch round the back, so I can't hear the snoring. It is february, so I put a gaz lamp on in the tent for half an hour before I get in. Warms it up nicely!
After the festival, Tom Brad and Alice and Debby McClatchy will be starting a tour (called The Gathering, I think) round the country, for which I'll be a driver for the first two weeks. I'll start a thread about this when I can get some good details. It should be great.
Cheers
Ray


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: fiddler
Date: 05 Jan 04 - 09:15 AM

I'm with Ray - Last year I slept in the car (and got it stuck in the mud) this year tent but on top of the vehicle.

A great weekend!

A


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: Sooz
Date: 06 Jan 04 - 04:31 AM

Mud is a major feature of our everyday lives at Cassies. Some may say we rival Glastonbury!
Seriously though - its OK if you keep off the "grass".


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: GUEST,cookieless Nickp
Date: 06 Jan 04 - 12:48 PM

Now Sooz, you know there's no smokimg inside the school...


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 06 Jan 04 - 04:15 PM

Thanks guys-definitely giving it a whirl - have managed to get sme more info in the meantime -so I'm out there practising as we speak!!!


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: GUEST,Strollin' Johnny
Date: 07 Jan 04 - 12:17 PM

Nice to see Li'l Ole Gainsborough being put up there on the map!

For anyone who's not been here but is thinking about it, the Old-Time Festival and the Folk Festival (later on - October) are renowned for their friendliness and the high quality of the performers. And contrary to rumour, we only have the usual standard number of fingers and toes, and we don't habitually have affairs with ruminating quadrupeds :-)

Johnny


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: Sooz
Date: 08 Jan 04 - 04:50 AM

Thats what goes on in Market Rasen isn't it Johnny?


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: oombanjo
Date: 08 Jan 04 - 04:58 PM

Looking forward to it, the first of many this year(I hope)
Ray let me know if T.B.&.A. will be in our part of the desert its getting pretty dry over here, and its a long time to June.Chee3rs Oombanjo.


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: GUEST,cookieless Nickp
Date: 09 Jan 04 - 10:32 AM

For details of the T.B.&A. tour with Debby McC check out www.emergingmusic.co.uk and follow the link to Deb's tour dates. Its fairly well scattered.


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: BanjoRay
Date: 09 Jan 04 - 11:39 AM

I've put the details of the DMcC and T,B & A tour in this thread


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: GUEST,Strollin Johnny
Date: 09 Jan 04 - 12:22 PM

Sooz, I shudder to think of the things that go on in Rasen (they can't touch you for it, as they used to say in 'Round The Horne')!
See you tonight, but I've got a steaming cold so I may not be giving vent.


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: GUEST,cookieless Nickp
Date: 10 Jan 04 - 01:34 PM

Just thought I'd mention to anyone planning to come that the workshop numbers are filling up fast. Anyone who has been before will know that the workshops are in school classrooms and therefore small.

The FOAOTMAD web page - see first post - has uptodate info and also new additions to the resources page which feature banjo tab from Diane Jones' workshops in 2003. JPGs or Tabledit (link to download this reader on the relevant page. Plus there's still examples of fiddle chords from the workshop given by Tim Rogers in 2002.


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: Sooz
Date: 12 Jan 04 - 08:59 AM

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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Jan 04 - 01:28 PM

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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Jan 04 - 07:37 AM


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Jan 04 - 07:39 AM

Oops, I meant refresh.


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: Eugene Judge
Date: 16 Jan 04 - 01:32 PM


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: Eugene Judge
Date: 16 Jan 04 - 01:37 PM

Oops a click too quick! I meant to say "My cheque is in the post" and the flop eared mule is grazing in the garden looking forward to the long trek across the moors.

EWJ


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: nickp
Date: 17 Jan 04 - 01:05 PM

Hi Eugene

Yes the cheque was in the post and has arrived safely.

Anyone still thinking about coming... the workshops are filling rapidly (the more popular ones will certainly fill within the next day or two). There'll be plenty of room if you just want to play, chat or go to the concerts (friday & Saturday nights plus an extra Sat afternoon one).

There should be info and a downloadable ticket request on the fOAOTMAD web site.

Nick


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 18 Jan 04 - 09:09 AM

did a 'recky' of Gainsborough the other day, but could not find any accomodation anywhere. Is there a day charge rather than the full weekend charge as this might be an alternative to come on Saturday only.


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: Peter K (Fionn)
Date: 18 Jan 04 - 10:07 AM

LInda, if Gainsborough's as friendly as they keep saying, I'm surprised no-one's offered you floor space yet! They've obviously not heard your singing.


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: Oaklet
Date: 18 Jan 04 - 10:16 AM

Or your original songs. Awesome.


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: Eugene Judge
Date: 18 Jan 04 - 10:19 AM

Linda

Yes there are day and evening tickets.

See my earlier post of 3rd January for details.


Eugene


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: BanjoRay
Date: 18 Jan 04 - 10:56 AM

Linda - All you need's a sleeping bag, an airbed and a pillow. The indoor camping's in a large school gym, with showers and toilets, and it's free to anyone with a weekend ticket. All meals and drinks are available in the dining room. Fionn - Local floor space is hard to find, hardly anyone from the town goes to the festival, most of the crowd's from the rest of the UK.
I'll be in a small tent out on the football field (the other possibility).
It's definitely worth staying the weekend - the craic's tremendous.
Cheers
Ray


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Jan 04 - 01:13 PM

Hey Ray, whats this small tent in the field? And to all those browsing this thread, Nellies will be hosting the old time session during the Beverley folk weekend in june,I hope we can make it as good,if not better than last year.If the players from york that made the Saturday such a good day last year are coming can they let me know. Chee3rs Oombanjo.


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: GUEST,cookieless Nickp
Date: 18 Jan 04 - 02:03 PM

Thanks for filling in the answers Ray.

I don't suppose anyone wants to convince any of the motel chains to build somewhere nearby........

Nick


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: BanjoRay
Date: 18 Jan 04 - 06:47 PM

Oombanjo - the small tent in the field is not part of the festival - it's MINE - I'll be camping.
Ray


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: GUEST,Nickp
Date: 19 Jan 04 - 01:33 PM

Actually Ray, perhaps we could hold a dance in it......


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: BanjoRay
Date: 19 Jan 04 - 02:58 PM

It would have to be horizontal, two people maximum. Now there's a thought....
Ray


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Jan 04 - 08:07 AM

ooooooooh!


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: GUEST,Strollin' Johnny
Date: 20 Jan 04 - 08:17 AM

Ray, re the lack of Gainsborough's Finest attending the Festival, we hav the same problem getting local people to come to the Gainsborough Folk Festival. They moan all year that there's 'nowt to do in this bloody town', but when we put something on they stay away in droves! Thank God for the good people of Scunthorpe, Grimsby, Sheffield, Wath, Nottingham, Mansfield, Newcastle, America, Australia and pretty well everywhere else on Earth except Gainsborough.

Good luck with the Old-Time Weerkend - should be a cracker!


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: Peter K (Fionn)
Date: 20 Jan 04 - 09:47 AM

Point taken, Ray. I live just about near enough to drive home at night, so won't need local hospitality for my own part - not even of the horizontal-dancing variety.


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 20 Jan 04 - 10:45 AM

I thankyou for the kind comments even if I did have to pay Oakley to say them. I am not averse to indoor or outdoor camping and it may be that we try it if the weather is ok. Unfortunately the other half is walking wounded at the mo awaiting hosptalisation and campig is not the ideal choice for him. Sorry Eugene I did miss your earlier thread which gave the info I needed. Still hope to see you there!


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: Eugene Judge
Date: 20 Jan 04 - 01:16 PM

Yipeee!!!!!!!

My ticket has arrived. Thanks Nick.

I'm starting to pack now!!

Where's that b****y mule gone?


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Jan 04 - 07:50 AM

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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Jan 04 - 07:47 AM

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