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Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005

Lowden Jameswright 06 Sep 05 - 06:54 AM
GUEST,Raggytash 06 Sep 05 - 06:44 AM
Lowden Jameswright 06 Sep 05 - 06:01 AM
wigan 05 Sep 05 - 03:08 PM
Gillie 05 Sep 05 - 02:22 PM
R. Padgett 02 Sep 05 - 01:53 PM
GUEST,Partridge 02 Sep 05 - 11:58 AM
Les from Hull 02 Sep 05 - 11:20 AM
GUEST,Raggytash 02 Sep 05 - 11:18 AM
GUEST,The Wanderer 02 Sep 05 - 11:13 AM
Les from Hull 02 Sep 05 - 10:31 AM
GUEST 02 Sep 05 - 10:20 AM
Les from Hull 02 Sep 05 - 10:12 AM
Les from Hull 02 Sep 05 - 10:05 AM
GUEST 02 Sep 05 - 10:03 AM
GUEST,Raggytash 02 Sep 05 - 09:12 AM
GUEST,Chalkie 02 Sep 05 - 08:41 AM
MC Fat 02 Sep 05 - 08:25 AM
GUEST,Betsy 02 Sep 05 - 07:56 AM
Sttaw Legend 01 Sep 05 - 11:47 AM
GUEST,Raggytash 01 Sep 05 - 11:19 AM
Herga Kitty 31 Aug 05 - 03:11 PM
Splott Man 31 Aug 05 - 04:36 AM
GUEST,Raggytash 30 Aug 05 - 10:46 AM
GUEST 30 Aug 05 - 09:33 AM
Grab 30 Aug 05 - 08:33 AM
Surreysinger 28 Aug 05 - 06:38 PM
Grab 28 Aug 05 - 06:19 PM
Mrs.Duck 27 Aug 05 - 06:30 PM
GUEST 27 Aug 05 - 05:06 PM
Naemanson 27 Aug 05 - 01:35 PM
R. Padgett 27 Aug 05 - 11:45 AM
Gillie 25 Aug 05 - 09:35 AM
brid widder 19 Aug 05 - 07:39 PM
Mrs.Duck 19 Aug 05 - 06:53 PM
GUEST,bev 19 Aug 05 - 12:54 PM
GUEST,Jim 19 Aug 05 - 12:24 PM
GUEST 19 Aug 05 - 11:49 AM
nutty 19 Aug 05 - 11:03 AM
Roger the Skiffler 19 Aug 05 - 10:03 AM
GUEST 19 Aug 05 - 09:53 AM
Abuwood 19 Aug 05 - 06:22 AM
GUEST,raggytash 19 Aug 05 - 05:24 AM
Bill t' bodger 18 Aug 05 - 07:46 PM
LesB 18 Aug 05 - 03:21 PM
nutty 18 Aug 05 - 03:08 PM
Grab 18 Aug 05 - 01:54 PM
Mary Humphreys 18 Aug 05 - 01:18 PM
GUEST,guest-bev 18 Aug 05 - 12:15 PM
MMario 18 Aug 05 - 11:43 AM
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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: Lowden Jameswright
Date: 06 Sep 05 - 06:54 AM

Hi again Raggy (we met on the station that afternoon)

See you next August (if not before - I've seen you at other folk events on occasions) - keep up the good work.

Cheers f'now -
The guy with the Lowden


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 06 Sep 05 - 06:44 AM

Hi Lowden

The Glaisdale trip first came about 5 years ago when Folk week and Regatta clashed, I suggested to a few friends (about 20 in total)that we decamp for the Sunday as Whitby would be packed to the point of being unpleasant. When I arrived at the station that first morning the word had got about cos there were about 50 people there, the next year it went up to about 70 and it has stayed at that level ever since. Pleased you enjoyed the day, everyone seemed to and the feedback I have had has all been positive. Next year it will be on Sunday 20th August ........ presuming the Landlady is still amenable, can't think why she should be, it can't be often that the pub is that full of good drinkers who don't cause any fuss.
Hope to see you then, introduce yourself !


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: Lowden Jameswright
Date: 06 Sep 05 - 06:01 AM

I'm amazed that some mudcatters can't find what they're looking for at the Whitby Festival - (eg - "Whitby was fun, but not quite my scene"....."vastly outnumbered by average holidaymakers who didn't care about the music, so there wasn't much of a "carnival" atmosphere" - Grab)

I've been going to the festival for 12 years now, always spending the full week there, and as festivals go I'd say it has the best of everything. I'm not a trad folkie either Grab, and would usually choose the Plough (in a variety of folk guises) for most of the week.

This year I spent most of the time in the Fleece, which was packed out everyday and evening with musicians, singers and a very considerable number of "average holidaymakers" who were PASSIONATE about the music. The whole week was rocking, and Friday night just blew your socks off. Some folks swear by the Tap & Spile, others wouldn't want take payment to be there - but each to their own; that's the beauty of Whitby in folk week, something for everyone (if you're prepared to scout around).

I second Raggy's comment about the Sunday Glaisdale trip - great afternoon out - danger of it getting too popular though; hope we don't need to hire that pony-haired bouncer from the Tap!

Don't despair Grab - come along next year and sample the Fleece.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: wigan
Date: 05 Sep 05 - 03:08 PM

i wasn't turned away from the tap, i didn't go in cos it wasn't the sesh i wanted. whitby is great for having so many venues that there is always something for everybody. if you don't like one place go to another. easy really!


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: Gillie
Date: 05 Sep 05 - 02:22 PM

And what a fine sing in The Black Horse it was chalky!! Again a small room ("not policed") people were sensible and waited outside for a space to empty before going in.

I to also found each time I turned up at The Tap I was told that the room was full by said pony tail, in the past, it has been my experience that either the Landlord or the Landlady, had final say on who came and went and indeed who stayed!

There are laods of other venues to pick and choose from as Raggytash said. Roll on next year

Gillie


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: R. Padgett
Date: 02 Sep 05 - 01:53 PM

Well if you bloody think me and Booker can ever be accused of being elitist then you don't know us!

I totally agree with Les's remarks above

Jude did another fine job, it isnt easy to MC singarounds keep everything democratic, help out, take glasses to the bar,find lost words, newcomers welcomed, think up games and other diversions ~ come out after a week without voice, pissed and broke!!

I seem to think I posted the fact that the room is the best venue to sing and has the most friendly and welcoming knowledgeable set of people you can meet at any festival ~ they aint elitist but they are by and large very good singers with many many years of experience.

Above all they are keen to encourage others, new and not so new singers, and I and I know John Booker would feel very very annoyed at anyone who derided the efforts of singers who may be perceived to be 'not so good'I have seen this happen and feel that such performances are probably more valid than those of accepted good singers ~ think of the 'Widows Mite', songs sung from the heart are extremely valid as are those sung with undoubted ability

If Betsy got the feeling he was being prevented from entering, then I can only apologise personally ~ but reiterate that the policy as I understand it is that the room is small and needs one big ball to rip the walls out ! (yes I know it might be a good idea Betsy!!)

I have on many occasions not gone in because it is a small room and there are plenty of other things going on elsewhere

If I have gone over the top then tough; what do you call folk song and folk singers, are they not concerned with people, ordinary people with feelings and opinions expressed through song!!

Can we lay this low now ~ little chance I feel

Ray Padgett


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: GUEST,Partridge
Date: 02 Sep 05 - 11:58 AM

Hi, I just posted to this thread and for some reason it did not appear, so I'm trying again.

I only managed to go to the festival for a couple of hours on sunday. These I spent in the tap - it was a quiet singaround and no one was turned away while I was there.

Many years ago when I did whitby on my own the folks from the tap rescued me from a local loony and made my whitby experience one of the most memorable of my life! (I've really missed you all this year - hoping for better luck re: accommodation next year)


Now I go there to see my friends and enjoy the week - I'm not one of lifes performers and prefer to join in choruses. If you think its elitist that sad. As Les said.........

Pat x
    Sometimes, messages don't "take," Partridge. I don't know why - I think it has happened only in recent months. I'll ask our tech guru Jeff to keep an eye on the problem. Thanks for letting us know.
    -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: Les from Hull
Date: 02 Sep 05 - 11:20 AM

Well I didn't know that singarounds were only for people who can sing and don't know each other!


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 02 Sep 05 - 11:18 AM

Guest - Next year come on the Glaisdale train on the Sunday of Folk Week, we welcome everyone, don't have bouncers (sorry doormen, with or without pony tails)and have a great time, we also raise a bob or two for the Runswick Bay Rescue Boat.
Let's leave the subject of the T & S it's been done to death, each to their own, the lads and Lassie's who frequent the place are fine, and a good number of them are friends.


Les .......... you owe me a pint for that ! and you too Jim


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: GUEST,The Wanderer
Date: 02 Sep 05 - 11:13 AM

It would seem that the guest has been there if they maintain that most of the participants can't sing but seem to know each other well


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: Les from Hull
Date: 02 Sep 05 - 10:31 AM

Yes we get that a lot from people who've never been there!


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Sep 05 - 10:20 AM

The Tap & Spile has for many years been tagged and cliquish and elitist. Why it is tagged elitist be is beyond me as most of the participants can't sing anyway, but they do seem to know each other well which could be taken for being cliquish by someone walking in off the street


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: Les from Hull
Date: 02 Sep 05 - 10:12 AM

Unnamed GUEST - if you don't like singarounds, can't sing, and can't tell when people are having a good time, it's probably best that you didn't go into that room - you wouldn't have enjoyed it!


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: Les from Hull
Date: 02 Sep 05 - 10:05 AM

The 'secret' to getting into the front singaround room at the Tap and Spile is to arrive before the room is full up! We have suffered in the past as more and more people crowd around the doorway. In order to avoid an ugly incident involving MC Fat or me being unable to get to the bar or the toilet, the landlord and landlady arrange for this door to be policed. The pony-tailed barman doesn't have to know who is a folkie or not, but he can tell people who have left the room minutes earlier on one or other of the aforementioned missions.

In the case of other comments Whitby Folk Week is not everyone's cup of tea. Yes it heavily leans towards the traditional, and has ever since it was started by the EFDSS. This is a major feature of the festival, so if you're looking for singer-songwriters or 'world music' exclusively, you may be at the wrong festival.

Sessions, singarounds etc. - these happen either regularly (like the front room of the Tap, afternoon and evening for the last 11 years and the same at the Moor and Coast Festival as well) or impromtly. So if you want a particular kind of session, ask someone who goes regularly or find a friendly venue and start your own.

In my experience folkies are the most friendly and helpful of people who will go out of their way to help other enthusiasts.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Sep 05 - 10:03 AM

Betsy is right though. I looked into "that room" again but would'nt have wanted to go in even if I could - the whole unwelcoming nature of the place screams out "fuck off, we don't want you in here". Fortunately, looking through the window it always seems such a joyless place anyway. I'm not one for singarounds in any case as I find most people who, like me can't sing, still insist on doing so.

The big problem with Whitby is that they hold it in the school holidays when the town is already full of mostly lowlife with 5.4 children and 2.4 dogs each, all seemingly determined on coating the visible surface of Whitby with spilt ice cream, fish & chips, puke and dog shit. Hence you can't get into a campsite or a car park for love nor money. Outside of school holidays, Whitby is a gem, but I can't imagine what our overseas visitors thought of the state of the place.

Or am I just having a bad day.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 02 Sep 05 - 09:12 AM

Hi Betsy

Got to add my bit, it is not basically a Monday to friday festival as you suggest, some people start to gather on the Thursday preceeding with many more arriving on the Friday. As for the T & S there are plenty of other venues, Black Horse, Fleece, Middle Earth, Little Angel, Elsinore, Bord, Buck and Endeavour to name but a few.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: GUEST,Chalkie
Date: 02 Sep 05 - 08:41 AM

Hi Betsy,

I too with a couple of mates tried to get in the front room of the Spile - Mon night I think - and was told to queue, I think by probably the same pony tailed doorman. They were letting two out and two in or three out and three in etc. I don't think it was a case of elitism, I've never found that anywhere in Whitby, just a case of very busy.

We just went across the bridge and started our own session in the Black Horse.

Had to leave on Tuesday, but I'd sung that many rousing songs Sat through to Tues - every sesh - that my voice had gone anyway but had a fanastic time yet again.

As for "not quite my scene" - Grab above - the beauty about Whitby is that if you don't like whats going off in one corner/pub, you go round to the next one. I've always thought you could find just about every colour of folk at Whitby. Though perhaps you do need to know where to go however, but, if you don't, all you need to do is ask.

Still a damn shame about the Plough though.

Otley just round the corner and Hull Sea Fever this weekend. What a great time of year!


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: MC Fat
Date: 02 Sep 05 - 08:25 AM

'a sterile, self-congratulary, pseudo elitist bunch inside'
'Such Elitism especially when self proclaimed has no place in a busy well used folkie pub'
As one of the sterile self congratulary puesdo elite. I for one had a great time in the Tap singaround and can only point to the fact Betsy that it is reknowned as one of the top singarounds in the f*cking country. The barman was told to do a job in order not to make the small room unbearably packed. Still if it keeps people who talk bollocks like you out then he's done a good job.
Pip pip love and peace
Jim


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: GUEST,Betsy
Date: 02 Sep 05 - 07:56 AM

It IS a one-off Festival Whitby , unique for many good and bad reasons.
The difficult thing for many is , that, it is ( basically ) a Monday to Friday festival and not a weeekend one, so it attracts certain types of people. It is not everyone who can give up a weeks work to go to a Festival and holidays these days seem usaully to be spent in more exotic climes like Benidorm , though I don't subscribe that type of thing myself.
So we are left with enthusiasts who take a weeks holiday from work, school teachers , unwaged , students , retired persons ,and the occasional wage slave from the surrounding areas who is going to work the next morning with a hangover and Oh !!! the captain of the sailing ship, tied up opposite the Tap and Spile. There are also quite a few lapsed folkies who are wandering around , in and out of boozers, reliving their youths at Whitby Fest.and therefore it is, -what it IS and in general I enjoyed my visits on the Sunday and the Thursday night ( I think it was ).
Like any situation you generally only get out what you put into it - but - I must take exception to the pony tailed barman marshalling people away from the 1st Room on the right at the entrance of the Tap and Spile on the Thursday night .
How the Fuck does he know who is a Folkie or not - and it's nothing to do with him.
Unfortunately it appears that a sterile, self-congratulary, pseudo elitist bunch inside , had coached him into keeping out the riff raff.
Such Elitism especially when self proclaimed has no place in a busy well used folkie pub , far better that they all find a pub ( which no nornmal person wants to go to in any case) than practice the miserable and silly action of exclusion, but it doesn't work unless it's already in a busy place , and that's part of their buzz.
Unfortunately Whitby - like other Festivals can be like THAT but just try to remember the good bits.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: Sttaw Legend
Date: 01 Sep 05 - 11:47 AM

Raggytash

Of course you should give all the proceeds to the committee, after expenses of course in the local hostelries.....you need somewhere to count it.

Committee my arse


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 01 Sep 05 - 11:19 AM

Come on, is no-one going to tell me that should I chose to busk in Whitby during folk week I have an obligation NAY ! a duty to hand over the proceeds to the festival commitee


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 31 Aug 05 - 03:11 PM

I'm sorry I missed the Mudgather in the Board (a duck told me it was on), but I was singing in the Fiery Nelson show in the Resolution at the time. But at least I did get to say hello to Dick and Susan in the Mudgather at Towersey on Sunday.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: Splott Man
Date: 31 Aug 05 - 04:36 AM

Didn't know about the Mudcat gather, so didn't make it, sorry. Saw a few Mudcatters we already knew, but would like to have met a few more, especially Dick & Sue.

Whitby is a vast festival with over 600 events, I suppose most of us are lucky if we get to more than 30.

Nice to see Malcolm organised the usual wide selection of weather this year. Hot on arrival (for us) on Sunday, gale on Tuesday, but no real downpour till Wednesday, and cold later in the week.

The impromptu Team Campsite was a better location from our point of view, obviously the facilities could have been better, but we coped. And it was very handy for the Rugby Club concerts (obvious that really).

Splott Man


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 30 Aug 05 - 10:46 AM

I am aware that the organisers try to limit busking but how they are supposed to collect any revenue from them is beyond me, should I ever feel inclined to busk they would not receive one penny nor do I see any reason they should. Interesting topic of conversation me thinks, separate thread required ?


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Aug 05 - 09:33 AM

Festival managers try to impose a ban on buskers unless they dictate where they play. The money also has to be given to the festival.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: Grab
Date: 30 Aug 05 - 08:33 AM

Sure, we all go for different things! As I said, Whitby was fun, but not quite my scene.

Re the "average holiday makers", my experience at other festivals has been that the music was the focus for everyone in that area, so even if they weren't specifically there for the music, they'd be sat in a pub while people were playing in the pub garden. And the places have been full of musicians, whether actively busking or just sitting around and playing for fun.

At Whitby, if it wasn't for the dance sides, you could have spent the entire week in the town and been unaware that there was a folk festival happening. All the workshops, concerts and impromptu sessions happened behind closed doors, and I've never seen so few buskers in a town centre before. Maybe a better way of putting it is not that we were outnumbered by the "average holiday makers", but that the "average holiday makers" didn't know anything was happening or where to find the music if they wanted to.

Graham.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: Surreysinger
Date: 28 Aug 05 - 06:38 PM

I'm not sure where the "average holiday makers" figured in festival events/concerts, other than standing around and watching the dancers at locations such as the bandstand and the Cook Monument. I certainly wasn't aware of many (if any) at the concerts and workshops that I attended during the week. As to a "shortage of songwriters", not as far as I was concerned! They're the last thing that I would personally want to see. This was, after all, a traditional folk festival, at which you would expect to find a large number of unaccompanied folksingers. Whitby is known as a festival celebrating that type of act, as far as I am aware, and thank heavens for that!

Just goes to show that we all expect and like different things (and don't all go to the same events) I suppose ?


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: Grab
Date: 28 Aug 05 - 06:19 PM

Excellent fun, meeting up with people who you kind-of-know off the Cat! Maybe I'm strange in that I don't try and build pictures of what people look like - seems like others do though. When I met Susan and Dick, Susan said, "I thought you'd be an old man." I'm still not sure whether that's a compliment or not... :-)

I took a few photos at the Board. >This Ofoto album, assuming it works, has the pictures. (I've never tried this before, so PM me if the link doesn't come up with a photo album.)

Not sure the Whitby festival was really my cup of tea, to be honest. Partly it was that folkies were vastly outnumbered by average holidaymakers who didn't care about the music, so there wasn't much of a "carnival" atmosphere that you get at some other place. But mainly I think that the festival organisers are more traditional than I am - there seemed to be a shortage of songwriters and an excess of unaccompanied singers. Not that this is bad, it's just not my thing. Don't get me wrong, it was still bloody good fun! but I'll probably be doing somewhere else next year.

Graham.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 27 Aug 05 - 06:30 PM

Well, guest, we didn't have broadband either which is why the posters were made of paper and black crayon (sorry no felt tips)and put up at the Spa and Tap and Spile. The venue was never certain before we got there anyway. Final count for Mudcatters that did manage to read them was close to thirty and it was really nice to meet new names and faces as well as catch up with old friends. Really enjoyed meeting Naemonson and Wakana and think 'I've been working on the railroad' sounds much better in Japanese!
Only 358 days until we get to do it all over again!


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Aug 05 - 05:06 PM

Which explains why there was nobody in the back bar of the Black Lion as apparently was planned. My tent doesn't have a broadband connection so I missed the Thursday message about the Board on the Thursday. Not a bit pissed off. No, really.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: Naemanson
Date: 27 Aug 05 - 01:35 PM

We had a great time. Didn't see much of the festival but enjoyed Whitby very much. At least my upper half enjoyed Whitby. My legs did not and still remind me of the abuse they had to endure.

I enjoyed meeting a bunch of the Mudcats at The Board. I finally met the Ducks, Geoff and Mrs., and Badger and Gillie and Roy and the other Roy, and a few more. We stayed with Dick and Susan so I guess you can say we met them too. I hope everyone enjoyed Wakana's singing of I've Been Working On The Railroad and My Grandfather's Clock. I'm not sure everyone could hear her singing from where she was. Dick started to play My Grandfather's Clock on the banjo and she started to sing it in Japanese so he encouraged her and off they went.

Very nice time. You folks have a lovely place to have a festival.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: R. Padgett
Date: 27 Aug 05 - 11:45 AM

Yep got to the Mudcat Gathering in the Board, both early and late due to a meeting regarding Yorkshire song collecting

Very nice to meet Dick and Susan Greenhaus from the Mudcat and one or two others i haven't met before and chatting re threads in the Mudcat and current issues concerning UK pub law etc, integral to Folk music in the UK

I regret I saw little of the official festival, having had a hectic weekend ~ good to see Vin Garbut on Sunday in the Tap, with Betsy, Graeme Knights in good form (yer little devil)!!
Hope Rae Fisher on then mend!

Thanks to Mrs and Mr Duck (Jane and Geoff) for all their hard work


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: Gillie
Date: 25 Aug 05 - 09:35 AM

Mudcat gather today in The Board at 1.00p.m.

I've just arrived back, so wont be there. Have had a wonderful few days, on the fringe. Meet lots of catters and made some new friends and renewed old aquantences.

Thanks to Richard Beswick who helped to put my tent back together after it ripping in the 40/50 hour winds on Tuesday night - I owe you some gaffer tape mate!!!

Next stop Bridgnorth.

Gillie


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: brid widder
Date: 19 Aug 05 - 07:39 PM

I think I'd enjoy a speaking session but have decided Humphrey will not benefit from my hard earned cash....I'll go only where I know we are welcome....

we'll be leaving later today!!! see you all soon


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 19 Aug 05 - 06:53 PM

Mudcat gathering will almost certainly be Thursday pm at a venue to be decided. I'm still in favour of back room at Black Horse on the grounds that people will drift in and out so don't need a huge space and Tap and Spile is already in use for singaround and usually music session in main bar. Watch for posters.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: GUEST,bev
Date: 19 Aug 05 - 12:54 PM

I am in support of a speaking session in the plough.Fancy setting a time?


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 19 Aug 05 - 12:24 PM

I'll be there to back you with a liberal sprinkling of air-chords


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Aug 05 - 11:49 AM

Any one fancy speaking a few songs in the plough? He cant stop us talking ,can he? I would like to recite a song as if its a poem.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: nutty
Date: 19 Aug 05 - 11:03 AM

Just about to set off for Whitby. Going to Robin Hood's Bay Folk Club tonight so may see some of you there.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 19 Aug 05 - 10:03 AM

Have a good time, y'all,looking forward to pix later. Whitby was pretty full when we visited in April, can't imagine what it's like with all you extra folk folk there!

RtS


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Aug 05 - 09:53 AM

The weather looks iffy - so the pubs'll be packed - even the Plough might pick up some custom!


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: Abuwood
Date: 19 Aug 05 - 06:22 AM

Thanks for the pub info one and all, see you tomorrow!


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: GUEST,raggytash
Date: 19 Aug 05 - 05:24 AM

Setting off in 2 hours ......... YIPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE !!!!


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: Bill t' bodger
Date: 18 Aug 05 - 07:46 PM

You'ver no chance on the iron front, like the rest of us you'll have to pick clothes that don't matter or pack well.
I hope the threatened rain holds off or I will be mightily upset and sore throated on the campsites. PLEASE be kind to me I have a very long week that has already started and I want to enjoy it too


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: LesB
Date: 18 Aug 05 - 03:21 PM

Stakesby Raggy, It was a quagmire last year. Someone had to leave mid week to get back to a funeral & it took several stewards 4 hrs to get their Motorhome off the site. Not helped be a rescue truck on Fri night, bringing a stranded car, from driving straight on to the site ignoring efforts by stewards to stop him. Needless to say he promptly sank into the mud.
Bev, the facilities are so so, you may find a socket in the school if you are granted access.
I will be arriving Fri teatime & after hitting the eateries of Whitby i,ll make to the Tap & Spile.
Cheers
Les


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: nutty
Date: 18 Aug 05 - 03:08 PM

A bit of wind will be welcome otherwise the venues will become unbearably hot.
The last two days are an example of this.
Temperatures in the high sixties and so opressive at present. (good job I have a large electric fan that's been working flat out all day)
Some rain will also mean that I won't have to worry about the garden while I'm away.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: Grab
Date: 18 Aug 05 - 01:54 PM

OnlineWeather is my regular site. Their verdict...

Forecast is wet on Friday, then sunshine and showers until Wednesday. Then the cloud and rain moves in, and it'll be cloudy the rest of the week. The main thing though is the WIND! No, not a few thousand campers eating beans, but a good breeze most of the way through, and a solid 20-30mph blow around Tuesday/Wednesday. At least the temperature doesn't look too bad, although the wind-chill will suck out most of the warmth.

So if you're camping and you're not too experienced with your tent, make sure you find someone camper than thou (ducky!) who can help you get it pitched solidly. That way you should escape excessive moistness and flysheets living up to their name.

As for what to bring, I'd say plenty of windproof stuff.

Graham.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: Mary Humphreys
Date: 18 Aug 05 - 01:18 PM

There will be at least 2 US Catters - Dick Greenhaus and Susan of DT, who have just left us in East Anglia after an overnight stay, en route to Bill Sables and thence to Whitby.
We expect to meet up with them sometime during the week. Sue will be at the ballad sessions at the Con club all week from the sound of things....We are performing all over the place, so look out for us folks! I recommend the Sussex Ceilidh at the Met on Monday for a lot of excercise and fun.
Mary


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: GUEST,guest-bev
Date: 18 Aug 05 - 12:15 PM

Can anyone tell me how good the facilities are at the official camp site? I hope I can plug my iron in some where.I know I sound sad, but ihave enough wrinkles without sporting them on nmy clothes as well.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week Aug 20 2005
From: MMario
Date: 18 Aug 05 - 11:43 AM

SO - - -

How many US catters y'all gonna have at Whitby?


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