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UK Old Time music festival, February

BanjoRay 16 Feb 04 - 06:59 PM
GUEST,Nickp 16 Feb 04 - 05:16 PM
Eugene Judge 16 Feb 04 - 04:15 PM
fiddler 16 Feb 04 - 03:42 PM
BanjoRay 16 Feb 04 - 07:31 AM
Eugene Judge 15 Feb 04 - 04:27 PM
GUEST,Sooz 14 Feb 04 - 05:52 AM
BanjoRay 13 Feb 04 - 04:10 AM
GUEST,Eugene Judge 13 Feb 04 - 04:09 AM
GUEST,NIckp 12 Feb 04 - 02:23 PM
Geoff the Duck 12 Feb 04 - 12:50 PM
Eugene Judge 12 Feb 04 - 08:36 AM
GUEST,Sooz(at work) 12 Feb 04 - 08:28 AM
Eugene Judge 11 Feb 04 - 07:45 PM
BanjoRay 11 Feb 04 - 07:39 PM
Eugene Judge 11 Feb 04 - 03:44 PM
GUEST,niCKP 11 Feb 04 - 03:39 PM
Eugene Judge 11 Feb 04 - 03:27 PM
Sooz 11 Feb 04 - 01:48 PM
GUEST,Sooz(at work) 11 Feb 04 - 08:28 AM
GUEST,Nickp 10 Feb 04 - 04:07 PM
Eugene Judge 07 Feb 04 - 11:49 AM
Sooz 07 Feb 04 - 11:22 AM
GUEST,Nickp 07 Feb 04 - 10:31 AM
Eugene Judge 07 Feb 04 - 07:36 AM
Sooz 07 Feb 04 - 06:57 AM
Eugene Judge 05 Feb 04 - 03:33 PM
GUEST,Nickp 04 Feb 04 - 05:23 PM
BanjoRay 03 Feb 04 - 06:00 PM
GUEST,Claymore 03 Feb 04 - 01:45 PM
GUEST 03 Feb 04 - 01:22 PM
GUEST,NickP 02 Feb 04 - 02:18 PM
BanjoRay 02 Feb 04 - 01:02 PM
GUEST,Hootenanny 02 Feb 04 - 10:23 AM
BanjoRay 01 Feb 04 - 06:40 PM
GUEST 01 Feb 04 - 02:20 PM
Sooz 01 Feb 04 - 10:52 AM
Eugene Judge 30 Jan 04 - 05:05 PM
GUEST,Strollin' Johnny 29 Jan 04 - 08:11 AM
GUEST,Sooz(at work) 29 Jan 04 - 07:37 AM
GUEST,Nickp 28 Jan 04 - 02:59 PM
Sooz 28 Jan 04 - 06:06 AM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 28 Jan 04 - 05:44 AM
Eugene Judge 26 Jan 04 - 02:01 PM
GUEST 24 Jan 04 - 03:10 PM
Sooz 23 Jan 04 - 12:26 PM
GUEST 23 Jan 04 - 07:33 AM
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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: BanjoRay
Date: 16 Feb 04 - 06:59 PM

Sorry about Joshua's sex change Nick - you shouldn't have elected a chairman with Alzheimer's Disease. Maybe a good night's sleep will cure it....
Night all!
Ray


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: GUEST,Nickp
Date: 16 Feb 04 - 05:16 PM

Thank you all, and yes it was an interesting start to the weekend - although it was a grandson (Joshua) whom we have just returned from seeing and all is well.

It was a good - no, great! - weekend and Claire and I enjoyed it despite the involvement in keeping it rolling.

At least we kept Colm out of the cupboard (although I reckon we could have done without the early alarm call from the electricians to rewire the gym this morning.

Once again, thanks to you all for coming, and to all our guests - and to fellow Catters for keeping this thread going during the 'run up'

Nick & Claire


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: Eugene Judge
Date: 16 Feb 04 - 04:15 PM

I'm sure I saw you "doffing" to me as we stood side by side in the Slow Jam! Watch out we banjoers are increasing rapidly so you might have to scurry up your ladder to be the "fiddler on the roof"!

Didn't we all have fun. See you next year.


Eugene


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: fiddler
Date: 16 Feb 04 - 03:42 PM

A Damm good weekend as usual, but |I've never had to doff my fore - lock to a BANJO PLAYER B4


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: BanjoRay
Date: 16 Feb 04 - 07:31 AM

Thanks Eugene - I'm still suffering from shellshock. Now I know what terror really means. I have a lot to do to try and measure up to the standard set by Chairman Bob - who's going to be much missed (especially by me!). NickP had an interesting weekend as well, as just to add to all the pleasures of organizing the major Old Time UK festival of 2004 - beautifully done, with Claire - he was landed (no, blessed) with a new grand-daughter on Friday morning, which delayed their arrival from the West Country by a trifle.
Our American and Irish guests were stunning, which is as it should be - these guys are the best there is, and thanks partly to the hard workshop work put in over the years by some of them, the standard of the sessions full of members was extremely good. I remember some superb driving fiddle tunes that just kept going and going, being thrashed out by people with ecstatic expressions on their faces.
The only sad part of the weekend was the illness of Joe Locker of the New Deal String Band, who had to be hospitalized during Saturday Night. We all wish him and his family a good and satisfying recovery.
I now have to gird up my loins and drive Tom, Brad and Alice with Debby McClatchy round the country for their tour- For details see this Thread.
Cheers
Ray


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: Eugene Judge
Date: 15 Feb 04 - 04:27 PM

I'm back home - head buzzing with all that music-sore fingers as well!

What a cracker! Well done to all the team for organising it and also to the performers for their stunning and tireless contributions, not only on stage, but at the many workshops and endless wall to wall sessions over the weekend.

Congrats to Bajo Ray for his elevation to high office as the Chairman of the FOAOTMAD.

Roll on next year.


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: GUEST,Sooz
Date: 14 Feb 04 - 05:52 AM

We were there last night - amazing! I went for a walk round during the (well attended) concert (the hard seat was not good for my bad back) and found five sessions going on in odd corners and classrooms. One of them had 15 players and was still growing. Great atmosphere and so much enthusiasm. Well done Nick.


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: BanjoRay
Date: 13 Feb 04 - 04:10 AM

Just a brief glimpse at NEXT year's festival - apparently we're definitely getting Alan Jabbour, one of the guys who helped start the Old Time revival when he was with the Hollow Rock String Band and collecting tunes from Henry Reed. Still a superb fiddler - I heard him playing with Bertram Levy on banjo under a tree at Clifftop in 2002. A wonderful hour.

A definite probability (work that out!) will be Gandydancer, who were with us a year or two back, and generated an instant large fan club. A wonderful West Virginia string band, with many direct contacts with the best of the old guys. Dave Bing (with Dwight Diller this year) and Gerry Milnes play fiddle, Ron Mullenex plays mandolin and clawhammer banjo, Mark Payne plays Guitar and three-finger banjo, Jim Martin plays rock solid bass fiddle, and the harmony singing is tremendous.

But this weekend is all primed ready to blow me away. WooHoo!
Ray


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: GUEST,Eugene Judge
Date: 13 Feb 04 - 04:09 AM

"Tally ho" we're on our way........................


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: GUEST,NIckp
Date: 12 Feb 04 - 02:23 PM

My last post... get out the bugle!... all ready to load everything in the car early tomorrow. Gonna be lots of people...

See you there, Nick


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 12 Feb 04 - 12:50 PM

I'm not going to be able to get there as we are going to the Mudcat Guisborough Gathering at Magician's pub.
If anyone knows Cyril Wickham, and sees him about, please tell him that I'll track him down some other time.
Quack!
Geoff Gilday.


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: Eugene Judge
Date: 12 Feb 04 - 08:36 AM

It must have been Bill Cheetham then!

All the rugger is on BBC. As Nick has invoke Rule 7 we'll have to go for the 5th amendment and pop up the road to the pub. One has to have a rest from the festivities sometime.


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: GUEST,Sooz(at work)
Date: 12 Feb 04 - 08:28 AM

Strange, Eugene - I thought I saw Joe nip behind a tree only this morning!
Telly is a bigger problem - aren't the matches only on Sky Sports? No such facilities here. (It'll be on at my house down the road)


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: Eugene Judge
Date: 11 Feb 04 - 07:45 PM

Ray

Find him that cupboard so we can get a good night sleep! God bless him.

See you Friday

Eugene


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: BanjoRay
Date: 11 Feb 04 - 07:39 PM

Nick, If last year was anything to go by, Colm fits in the cupboard. He was at Mark and George's last weekend, thoroughly jet-lagged, having just got back from California. Played some nice fiddle.
Ray


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: Eugene Judge
Date: 11 Feb 04 - 03:44 PM

Here
Rule 9 -no snoring!


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: GUEST,niCKP
Date: 11 Feb 04 - 03:39 PM

Rule seven - no TV's.

Rule eight - no animals...

I shall refrain from wondering where Colm fits into that...


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: Eugene Judge
Date: 11 Feb 04 - 03:27 PM

Phew - good news about the six pack! Don't worry about the hay the damn mules have bunked off out of the paddock. It must have been when the damson tree keeled over in the gale on Sunday. I think they may have had a helping hand though. I'm sure I saw Old Joe Clarke lurking in the bushes the other night.

It's too far to walk so we'll have to come in the motor if I can find the starting handle.

Roll on Friday.

Ps Is there a handy telly? Some may want have a squint at the Six Nations rugby on BBC on Saturday. I'm sure Colm will want see Ireland trash France - and so say all of us.


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: Sooz
Date: 11 Feb 04 - 01:48 PM

Nick, I'll bring a camera just in case. The Standard will take my pics if the photographer doesn't make it!


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: GUEST,Sooz(at work)
Date: 11 Feb 04 - 08:28 AM

Damn - some pupils have eaten the hay. (Managed to save the six pack though)


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: GUEST,Nickp
Date: 10 Feb 04 - 04:07 PM

Sooz, watch out for an article in the Standard (?) this week. ALso hopefully they're sending a cameraman at the weekend for next weeks issue - if so can you save me a copy, I'm too far away otherwise!

Nick


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: Eugene Judge
Date: 07 Feb 04 - 11:49 AM

A "six pack" and a bale of hay will be fine.


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: Sooz
Date: 07 Feb 04 - 11:22 AM

I'm sure Rob in the canteen will do you a pack-up Nick. Oh, and perhaps something for the mules, Eugene!


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: GUEST,Nickp
Date: 07 Feb 04 - 10:31 AM

I have to say I reckon we're in for a packed weekend - packed full of great guests and packed full of people. All I'll need is a packed lunch when I'm doing my turn on the gate.......


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: Eugene Judge
Date: 07 Feb 04 - 07:36 AM

Sooz

I trust you will be able to bung the caretaker a couple of quid to secure the accommodation for the North Derbyshire tribe. We don't need any special arrangements for the mules they will kip down with the vaulting horse! The weather is looking good for our long trek across the moors.

Hope to see you there.


Eugene


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: Sooz
Date: 07 Feb 04 - 06:57 AM

We advertised the Festival heavily at the Folk Club last night.


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: Eugene Judge
Date: 05 Feb 04 - 03:33 PM

The A1 is a very refreshing festival

Off to the session for a pint and a bash at the banjo!

Eug


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: GUEST,Nickp
Date: 04 Feb 04 - 05:23 PM

Thanks Ray, that probably covers it.

Nick


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: BanjoRay
Date: 03 Feb 04 - 06:00 PM

Guest Claymore - The Cork Hammered Dulcimer festival is 25-27 June. I don't know how much flexibility you have either side of those dates, but here goes.

1. The A1 Festival - June 11-13 A1 Fest. A lovely mix of Bluegrass, Old Time, maybe Cajun, dancing, and superb sessions at a fine camp site with barns, with many types of well kept English beer.

2. The Bath Banjo Festival - June 18-20 with Bill Keith and Ken Perlman and people from other banjo music (jazz, classical etc). Bath Banjo Fest.

3. The Conwy Bluegrass Festival - July 2-4 Conwy Fest - usually plenty of Old Time jamming and dancing. Concerts are mostly Bluegrass.

4. The Yorkshire Dales Bluegrass Festival July 18-20 - Mostly Bluegrass, good jamming and camping.

Hope this helps.
Ray


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: GUEST,Claymore
Date: 03 Feb 04 - 01:45 PM

NickP, thanks for the links. The group I travel with (O'Hurleys General Store String Band, Shepherdstown, W. VA) are planning to play at a Hammered Dulcimer Festival in Cork in June, so I would be interested in any Old Time Festival in Britian during that period. Then we could try to slip across sometime during our trip. We have four people who also teach clogging and contra dance so if there are any of those events, I would also be interested.

Incidently, both Dwight Diller and Dave Bing have played Shepherdstown during our Appalcahian Festival in Sept., and Bing has sat in on a couple of our Thursday night jams at O'Hurleys.

Good folks both.


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Feb 04 - 01:22 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: GUEST,NickP
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 02:18 PM

Well Ray... you see..... There's a little Yellow Idol to the north of .... etc etc.

And you haven't seen Saturday yet. Should I tempt you by listing it? Well...... maybe not (unless provoked). It's a case of working out an approximate equivalent number of minutes for each act, weighted slightly towards our American guests, then trying to spread them out relatively fairly... and bearing in mind those who won't get to town until the Friday night late and so won't be available for the evening... and so it goes on.

It could be worse, I could be a teacher trying to program a curriculum! Thank heavens I gave up teaching all those years ago.

Hootenanny, as Ray says, you can just turn up. We try not to encourage it (we have to have a rough idea of numbers for logistics like catering) but there'll be a modest few who will.

Nearly there... nearly organised... well, sort of...

Nick


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: BanjoRay
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 01:02 PM

No, Guest Hootenanny, you can buy one at the gate - £35 for non-members, £30 for members (of FOAOTMAD). You're too late for the workshops, but the sessions and concerts are all there for you all weekend.
Cheers
Ray


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 10:23 AM

If I'm coming along for the week-end just for the pickin' and grinnin'
do I need a ticket in advance?


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: BanjoRay
Date: 01 Feb 04 - 06:40 PM

I bet if you asked 24 people to put those acts into order of preference you'd get all the possible orders. If you asked me N times, where N is less than or equal to 24 (the number of possible combinations), you'd get a different sequence each time. What I suppose I mean is, how did you pick that running order, Nick? (not why - I can't argue with it).
OK I'll stop gibbering now - what I really mean is - they're all great, and I can't wait to see them again, and play some tunes with those that are up for it.
Cheers
Ray


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Feb 04 - 02:20 PM

Yes indeed, Friday evening tickets are available at £10 although not actively advertised (it just gets too complicated)

Current timings for Friday evening are (and they'd better stay that way cuz I've printed the programmes):

7:45        Rough Deal String Band
8:30        Tom, Brad & Alice
9.10        Debby McClatchy
10.10        Dwight Diller & Dave Bing
and at a guess finishing about 11.15 although we won't throw you out until we lock up at 1am!

Nick


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: Sooz
Date: 01 Feb 04 - 10:52 AM

Can us Gainsborough Folk come for the Friday evening?


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: Eugene Judge
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 05:05 PM

I need refreshing so I'm off for a pint

Only two weeks to go!


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: GUEST,Strollin' Johnny
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 08:11 AM

Bloody good job. They should dock you a day off your three months a year holidays. (Sorry, wrong thread..................!)
Love
Johnny

PS Sorry about 'No Smoke Foke' tomorrow - we industrials have to work!


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: GUEST,Sooz(at work)
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 07:37 AM

We're back at work today!


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: GUEST,Nickp
Date: 28 Jan 04 - 02:59 PM

Lets hope so Sooz otherwise I shall get cold standing 'guard' at that gate.

For anyone who hasn't got tickets - virtually all the workshops are full. Still room in the concerts and sessions though!

Nick


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: Sooz
Date: 28 Jan 04 - 06:06 AM

Yippee
Castle Hills Community Arts College is closed today because of the snow. It will all be gone long before the festival!


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 28 Jan 04 - 05:44 AM


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: Eugene Judge
Date: 26 Jan 04 - 02:01 PM

Refreshing.


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Jan 04 - 03:10 PM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: Sooz
Date: 23 Jan 04 - 12:26 PM

Have done Nick!


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Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Jan 04 - 07:33 AM

Sooz - can you email me (as first post) with two or three of the reliable local taxi firms please

Nick


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

refresh


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

refresh


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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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