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Lincolnshire competition finals draw

Sooz 06 Oct 04 - 02:09 PM
Big Al Whittle 06 Oct 04 - 03:18 PM
MMario 06 Oct 04 - 03:20 PM
Georgiansilver 06 Oct 04 - 03:26 PM
Sooz 06 Oct 04 - 04:02 PM
Georgiansilver 07 Oct 04 - 02:42 AM
Sooz 07 Oct 04 - 02:47 AM
Strollin' Johnny 07 Oct 04 - 06:14 PM
Sooz 13 Oct 04 - 03:07 PM
The Villan 13 Oct 04 - 03:21 PM
Strollin' Johnny 13 Oct 04 - 03:37 PM
BusyBee Paul 13 Oct 04 - 03:41 PM
GUEST,jacky 13 Oct 04 - 04:09 PM
Travelling Audience 13 Oct 04 - 04:28 PM
Georgiansilver 13 Oct 04 - 04:55 PM
Big Al Whittle 13 Oct 04 - 08:06 PM
Sooz 14 Oct 04 - 10:50 AM
Georgiansilver 15 Oct 04 - 12:28 AM
Big Al Whittle 15 Oct 04 - 01:23 AM
Sooz 15 Oct 04 - 03:15 AM
GUEST,Mark 15 Oct 04 - 06:10 PM
Sooz 19 Oct 04 - 04:16 AM
Sooz 19 Oct 04 - 03:02 PM
Georgiansilver 19 Oct 04 - 03:18 PM
Sooz 27 Sep 05 - 03:38 AM
Strollin' Johnny 27 Sep 05 - 08:43 AM
Travelling Audience 27 Sep 05 - 08:55 AM
Sooz 27 Sep 05 - 12:05 PM
GUEST 28 Sep 05 - 12:33 PM
the fence 28 Sep 05 - 12:34 PM
GUEST,Sooz sans cookie 29 Sep 05 - 02:42 AM
Big Al Whittle 29 Sep 05 - 03:50 AM
GUEST,GS in sunny Devon (It's raining) 29 Sep 05 - 04:37 AM
The Villan 29 Sep 05 - 05:06 AM
the fence 29 Sep 05 - 05:53 AM
Sooz 29 Sep 05 - 06:02 AM
Big Al Whittle 29 Sep 05 - 07:50 AM
Sooz 29 Sep 05 - 08:14 AM
The Villan 29 Sep 05 - 02:26 PM
Big Al Whittle 29 Sep 05 - 06:12 PM
Georgiansilver 30 Sep 05 - 11:22 AM
The Villan 01 Oct 05 - 06:55 AM
The Villan 01 Oct 05 - 04:19 PM
Big Al Whittle 01 Oct 05 - 04:58 PM
The Villan 01 Oct 05 - 05:23 PM
GUEST,GS 02 Oct 05 - 02:41 PM
The Villan 03 Oct 05 - 11:14 AM
The Villan 04 Oct 05 - 01:13 AM
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Subject: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: Sooz
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 02:09 PM

The running order for the finals concert for the BBC Write a Lincolnshire Folksong competition has just been drawn. Mudcat interest:

Georgiansilver drawn first
weelittledrummer drawn third
Sooz (and Mr Sooz) drawn fourth.

Six more finalists in the competition next Thursday (14th) at Spilsby Theatre.


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 03:18 PM

Anybody got any idea of what time it kicks off, if there is a p.a., photocall or anything else that might be of interest - when do we have to get there? A nearby cafe or pub where we can get a sandwich and cuppa after the drive - prior to the show?

Very best wishes to other mudcatters involved - Georgian Silver and Sooz. Lets hope its a really nice fun evening.


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: MMario
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 03:20 PM

Break a leg! to you all - or whatever the equivilant would be...


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 03:26 PM

First on eh?? not sure if that's good or bad....How many will have forgotten mine by the end..Oh and who is on last? At least Gainsborough has a good showing...two songs from one Club.....
Thanks Sooz/Mike and weelittledrummer, best of luck to all .


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: Sooz
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 04:02 PM

pm on its way wld!


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 02:42 AM

Off to Devon today to see family but looking forward to Thursday...who has booked seats????
Best wishes, Mike.


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: Sooz
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 02:47 AM

We'll be sitting on a bit of old scenery watching through a crack in the curtains. (Or perhaps in the cells............clang)


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: Strollin' Johnny
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 06:14 PM

Mmmmmm! Time it was moved to a decent venue where there's room for everyone to have a proper seat in the auditorium. Any good ideas anyone?


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: Sooz
Date: 13 Oct 04 - 03:07 PM

Confessing to a few butterflies............only 24 hours to go.


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: The Villan
Date: 13 Oct 04 - 03:21 PM

Good luck to all of you. Sorry I won't be there.


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: Strollin' Johnny
Date: 13 Oct 04 - 03:37 PM

Me neeva. The need to earn a crust overrides the desire to attend the Song Competition. Good luck Sooz and Georgiansilver.


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: BusyBee Paul
Date: 13 Oct 04 - 03:41 PM

I hope to see you there Sooz


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: GUEST,jacky
Date: 13 Oct 04 - 04:09 PM

I'm sure you won't need it, but lots of luck to Mr and Mrs Sooz and Mike.I'll be thinking of you.


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: Travelling Audience
Date: 13 Oct 04 - 04:28 PM

We will see you there, Georgian's turn to drive....

Lots of luck to GS and Mr. & Mrs. Sooz.


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 13 Oct 04 - 04:55 PM

Thank you all...not quite so nerve racking for me as I am not performing my song.....Thinking of you Mr and Mrs Sooz...Best wishes, Mike.


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 13 Oct 04 - 08:06 PM

Its all new stuff to me. i just hope we all have a great time. New experience for me - I've been thinking - I really can't recollect singing in a theatre before. I've always sung in pubs, clubs. once on television - I mimed. once I also mimed in front of an audience when they played my record on radio luxemburg, and once I sang at wembley conference centre.   a few times on paul mackenzie's show on radio derby.   one time I sang for paul from the knickers counter in marks and spencer in buxton, but never a theatre before. Fun!

could be a new thread there - weird places wot you have sung.


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: Sooz
Date: 14 Oct 04 - 10:50 AM

Watch out for the dressing rooms Al. They used to be the cells!


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 15 Oct 04 - 12:28 AM

Congratulations Weelittledrummer on getting the "Showmans" prize for taking your song and lifting it by your performance. Well done Big Al!!!!!
Best wishes. Mike


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 15 Oct 04 - 01:23 AM

Thanks Mike. Sooz said you would be quick to post. As you said I didn't feel I was working with the strongest of material, but I did my best. it was an honour to have been selected as a finalist, and I wanted to make as good a job of it as I could.

having said that I was surprised to win as the standard of musicianship was very high. To be honest I got a bit depressed, every time I poked my head out of the bar, there was somebody else sounding brilliant on stage.

I thought it was nice that the guy who won the best song category was talking about Lincolnshire people in the present when so many of us were talking about the past. In a way that's how folksong should be. The songs of the industrial revolution and Woody Guthrie's many causes - many have been long forgotten, but they were red hot at the time. and the audience's gleeful recognition of the song about the councillor - I had never heard of, told its own story.

I know you must feel a little disappointed, but if your work is attracting the attention of musicians of the calibre of Sooz and her husband, I feel sure the breakthrough and recognition that you are waiting for will not be too long in coming.

all the very best and thanks to mudcat for telling me about this interesting competition.

alan


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: Sooz
Date: 15 Oct 04 - 03:15 AM

What a night!
Well done Al!
The winning song was by Paul Dickinson and told the story of County Councillor Jim Speechleys demise and imprisonment for being a really naughty boy. Not sure if they will be able to broadcast it though, especially if he wins his appeal!
You are right, Al - nice to see a topical song win (and a funny one)
Hope you aren't too diappointed, Mike - we'll give yours another blast at the Festival Folk Club tonight!


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: GUEST,Mark
Date: 15 Oct 04 - 06:10 PM

Well, while you were making your late-night postings, I was still on the road, but I made it home eventually (about 3.30). Apart from the driving it was a great night, so many good songs and performers - well done everyone - and such a friendly bunch of people. Sorry I couldn't stay around for a post-show chat, but it seemed like I should get going...

Hope the festival goes well this weekend, I'll have to get up that way again some time and see a bit more of the Lincolnshire music scene, which certainly seems to be thriving.

All the best,
Mark.


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: Sooz
Date: 19 Oct 04 - 04:16 AM

To read all about it and hear the winning song click here

Mark - it was a pleasure to meet you, please join up and keep in touch.
The festival was brilliant by the way!.


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: Sooz
Date: 19 Oct 04 - 03:02 PM

Well I thought it was a worthy winner.


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 19 Oct 04 - 03:18 PM

It was a well worthy winner.He had everyone going and joining....brilliant I say!!!
Best wishes.


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: Sooz
Date: 27 Sep 05 - 03:38 AM

Its that time again! The competition final is on Thursday 6th October at Spilsby Theatre.
Mike and I will be enjoying the competition as non-participants for the first time and are really looking forward to it. So, who will we be watching?


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: Strollin' Johnny
Date: 27 Sep 05 - 08:43 AM

Not me, I'll be audience with you!
Johnny the Moose-Wrangler
S:0)


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: Travelling Audience
Date: 27 Sep 05 - 08:55 AM

Do you know who is performing Sooz?


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: Sooz
Date: 27 Sep 05 - 12:05 PM

No (only that we haven't made the final!) I expect the full list will be announced tomorrow evening on the Folk Programme -94.9FM 6.35pm

Welcome Johnny. Where's my lumberjack?


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Sep 05 - 12:33 PM

Save me a seat next to you Sooz!!!


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: the fence
Date: 28 Sep 05 - 12:34 PM

Sorry about that Sooz it was me!!!


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: GUEST,Sooz sans cookie
Date: 29 Sep 05 - 02:42 AM

Are we going to sit in a corner and sulk together?
Conratulations to Big Al Whittle and Mike Hill (GeorgianSilver)


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 29 Sep 05 - 03:50 AM

thanks for the congratulations
has anybody got the full list and running order - the speakers aren't working on my computer - so I didn't hear.

I'm sorry you didn't make it through Sooz......funny old world, etc.

I'll bring my dandelion and burdock hipflask to cheer you up.

al


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: GUEST,GS in sunny Devon (It's raining)
Date: 29 Sep 05 - 04:37 AM

Thank you Sooz and congrats again Al. An honour to be in the final again but sad that Phil has not got in with his song, which I thought was at least as good if not better than mine. Thanks to Jane for performing it so well.....what a voice! and what a new skill on the keyboard.
Best wishes all, see you there. Mike


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: The Villan
Date: 29 Sep 05 - 05:06 AM

Yes
Well done Big Al and GS.
I am looking forward to being a judge for the first time. Waiting for the lyrics from Tom Lane.
Look forward to seing you all.
Cheers
Les


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: the fence
Date: 29 Sep 05 - 05:53 AM

No Sooz we are not!!! We will be supporting the Gainsborough contingent. Congratulations to all who made the final. Was hoping to get in for free of course but will have to spend hard earned on a bleedin ticket now hahaha


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: Sooz
Date: 29 Sep 05 - 06:02 AM

That is the real downside, fence!
Al, how did you know my favourite tipple?


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 29 Sep 05 - 07:50 AM

shouldn't worry about the lyrics Les, they're getting rewritten every hour on the hour - gawd knows what I sent off - that was days ago.

as for the d&b, Sooz - we capricorns have mystic powers.

however they don't extend to knowing where my keys are, or knowing who else is on the bill of fayre at Spilsby, or which trap I'm coming out of.


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: Sooz
Date: 29 Sep 05 - 08:14 AM

Sorry, Al - didn't get chance to write everyone down let alone the order. Lots of the usual suspects though!


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: The Villan
Date: 29 Sep 05 - 02:26 PM

Trust you Al. It will probably end up being a revision of "Drown em in the bath" LOL :-)


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 29 Sep 05 - 06:12 PM

I have written other songs Les, but nothing else seems to piss off the audience quite so quickly.

Find a losing formula, and stick to it! that's been my guiding principle..........


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 30 Sep 05 - 11:22 AM

But at least you haven't drowned yourself in the bath yet eh?
Best wishes Al, Mike.


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: The Villan
Date: 01 Oct 05 - 06:55 AM

Got the lyrics this morning of all the songs.

Ah well I have something to occupy myself, whilst feeling sorry for myself (ill).


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: The Villan
Date: 01 Oct 05 - 04:19 PM

Here is the list of Finalists. Do not know if it is the running order.
Song - Writer - Performer
Haxey Wood - Angela White - Angela White
This Market Town - Wendy Ellis - Wendy Ellis
Guymer's Warning - Hannah & David Hurdman - Doonvarna
Gatehouse 49 - Martgaret Richer - Margaret Richer
Footsteps Of The Legions - Mark Ashworth - Mark Ashworth
Youll Never Feel Lost In Boston - Big Al Whittle - Big Al Whittle
Ross Trawlers Return - Michael Hill - Jane Kitchen
Cleethorpes Crazy Days G Kelly/A Kelly/J Lambert/J Vernau - June Vernau
The Days We Went A Drinking At The Show - Jim Hancock - Geoff Convery & Keith Brown
Inbred And Proud - Glyn Pout/Trevor Glen/Mick Brommell - Billinger Ruffs

Hope there isn't any errors - copied from my list.

Don't forget to bring the trophy back Al :-)


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 01 Oct 05 - 04:58 PM

ah yes the trophy - well it was like this....my brother in law needed something to hold his caravan up when he changed the wheel..... we all told him it wasn't strong enough.

however don't worry! a little super glue and a couple of masonry nails, and actually some people do say it looks better than before, and of course, the pieces can now be more easily transported in an attractive Sainsbury's carrier 'bag for life', which I have donated.


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: The Villan
Date: 01 Oct 05 - 05:23 PM

LOL I like it :-)


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: GUEST,GS
Date: 02 Oct 05 - 02:41 PM

My song is on third......


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: The Villan
Date: 03 Oct 05 - 11:14 AM

See you there GS.

Anybody getting nervous yet ?


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: The Villan
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 01:13 AM

3 to go


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 02:55 AM

Should I admit to feeling a little nervous to one of the judges? mmmmmmm Yes O.K Les I am feeling a little nervous!
Best wishes, Mike.


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Subject: RE: Lincolnshire competition finals draw
From: The Villan
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 05:16 AM

You wouldn't be normal if you weren't GS. Sit near to the toilets :-)


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