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Chanteyranger trip to England 11/17-11/23

Peter Kasin 21 Oct 05 - 01:47 AM
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Subject: Chanteyranger trip to England 11/17-11/23
From: Peter Kasin
Date: 21 Oct 05 - 01:47 AM

On the heels of being at a conference in Mobile, Alabama, I'll be taking some vacation time and traveling to England. My travelling companion and I will be in Lyme Regis November 17-19, staying with friends of hers. Then we'll be in York 19-21, then London 21-23. It's a short trip, but the most we can get from our respective jobs at this time. Outside of that general plan, we're open to ideas. We both love history, city and country walks (rain or not), theatre, and the spontaneous stuff of travel, which is why we're not planning every minute of our time beforehand, leaving space open for what might develope. We do, though, want to plan on some things, especially if there's an event going on we should know about, or something you'd think is a must-see. Any ideas and suggestions of where to stay in York and London would be much appreciated, and maybe we can meet up with 'Catters at some point, which would be very nice. If there's a folk club night going on where I might do a free guest spot, that's something else to consider.

Thanks!

Chanteyranger


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Subject: RE: Chanteyranger trip to England 11/17-11/2
From: Peter Kasin
Date: 21 Oct 05 - 01:51 AM

Could a joeclone please change the dates on the thread title to 11/17-11/23? Don't know how I got 11/2 up there! Thanks.
    Fixed it.
    -Joe, the UnClone-


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Subject: RE: Chanteyranger trip to England 11/17-11/23
From: Peter Kasin
Date: 21 Oct 05 - 01:59 AM

Much thanks, joeclone. that was quick!


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Subject: RE: Chanteyranger trip to England 11/17-11/23
From: Bev and Jerry
Date: 21 Oct 05 - 02:14 AM

There's a pretty nice museum in York. It's the Castle Museum, we think. Don't confuse it with the Viking Museum which is touristy.

Bev and Jerry


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Subject: RE: Chanteyranger trip to England 11/17-11/23
From: GUEST,wld
Date: 21 Oct 05 - 05:20 AM

first trip to England?

see Stratford and see a shakespeare play, where shakespeare was born, and a really beautiful town. The one unmissable about England.

lyme regis is okay though, you can walk down the Cob - a sort of jetty into the sea - - get the video of the French Lieutenant's woman before you go - see if you can do it with as much style as meryl Streep. Its called the Jurrassic coast - they found the remains of pterodactyl and icthyasaurus round there - and there are always less spectacular fossils along the beaches.

Just along the coast is Sidmouth which has a nice little theatre - see Agatha Christie type stuff , if thats your tasse de the.

the other way to the east there is Bridport which has a great arts centre - always something on there. In fact that stretch of England has great folk music. The south west of England is the home of Show of hands - probably England's best folk/ songwriter duo at the moment.

also to the east is Dorchester, the birthplace of Thomas Hardy, poet and novelist. you can see all the Thomas Hardy sites. Get the old video of Alan bates and Julie christie in Far from the madding crowds to get a flavour beforehand. There is a Thomas Hardy cottage where he lived some where near the town - Higher Bockhamton. Also near there is the village of Yetminster - home of the Dorset folk group the Yetties. check out their website - see them if you can - a good introduction to traditional English folk music.

the local drink to try is farmhouse cider, scrumpy - which is sold all over the place - but you have drink it straight away - it doesn't keep, and it IS deceptively strong. NEVER drive afterwards.

that said, have a good time! Nottingham/Derbyshire is my neck of the woods and theres whole load of different stuff to see there. hope this helps.


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Subject: RE: Chanteyranger trip to England 11/17-11/23
From: jacqui.c
Date: 21 Oct 05 - 07:47 AM

Micca and catsPHiddle live in East London and would be your best guides for a London sojourn.

If they offer to put on a session at the Black Lion take them up on it - you'll meet a lot of 'Catters there!


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Subject: RE: Chanteyranger trip to England 11/17-11/23
From: Leadfingers
Date: 21 Oct 05 - 02:17 PM

22nd of November is a Tuesday , which means Sharps Folk Club , some quite impressive traditional singers and Musicians , with even a few Catters thrown in ! - Depending where you're staying in London , Micca has the East Side info and I have a fair amount going on out West .


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Subject: RE: Chanteyranger trip to England 11/17-11/23
From: Peter Kasin
Date: 22 Oct 05 - 09:59 AM

Thak you. These are great ideas. This is my 2nd trip to England, but first time in York and Dorset.. In 2001 I was singing at the Capt. Cook maritime music festival, in Middlesbrough, Marske, Staithes, and Whitby, then spent a day and a half in East london with Micca, and spent a little time in Greenwich, seeing the Cutty Sark. Is anyone familiar with B&B's in York? I've been looking online, and there's lots to choose from. We'll be wanting one that's near city centre and the wall, which isn't hard to find, but if anyone knows of a particularly good, inexpensive one...

What time does the Sharps Folk Club start, Leadfingers? Would I need to contact them beforehand to ask about doing a couple of songs, or do they have signups that night? I missed the Cecil Sharp house the last time, and am interested in going.


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Subject: RE: Chanteyranger trip to England 11/17-11/23
From: Leadfingers
Date: 22 Oct 05 - 10:58 AM

Sharps kicks off eightish and floorspots are booked on arrival on guest nights and singers nights - I have checked the programme and 22nd November is a singers night , so just the 'ordinary' local crowd there - Like Tom Paley and such ! I might even try to get in myself to lower the tone a bit !


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Subject: RE: Chanteyranger trip to England 11/17-11/23
From: Les from Hull
Date: 22 Oct 05 - 11:15 AM

Sorry can't help with B+B, but Bev and Jerry are right about Museuems. The Castle Museum is very good but the Jorvik (the Viking Museum) is rather touristy with not nearly as much to see.


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Subject: RE: Chanteyranger trip to England 11/17-11/23
From: harlowpoet
Date: 22 Oct 05 - 02:26 PM

Waltham Abbey Folk club will be meeting Monday 21st.

We will be having a singaround/feature evening with a 30 minute slot from Andrew and Natasha Gilbert.

It normally goes twice round the room on such a night.

We are on the north eastern tip of London, just off the M25.

Cheap admission (£1.50) and friendly atmosphere.

http://www.walthamabbeyfolkclub.com


Address is

The Royal British Legion
Brooker Road
Waltham Abbey
Essex

Or contact as per website.

Everyone welcome.


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Subject: RE: Chanteyranger trip to England 11/17-11/23
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 23 Oct 05 - 02:31 AM

Chantey - if you need a local guide for Dorset, let me know... I was born and brought up there.

Farmhouse scrumpy is very nearly a thing of the past, but great if you can find it. Yetminster is a tiny place and not particularly interesting. It wasn't Meryl Streep standing at the end of the Cobb in the film 'French Lieutenant's Woman', but the director. The bit with the cloak is to hide the fact that he had a beard you could hide a badger in. No way would they let anyone as expensive as Streep stand out on the Cobb in that weather!

If you get the chance, drive from Bridport along the coast road to Abbotsbury - it is the most beautiful stretch of road, like a roller coaster but with some stunning views of the cliffs, the Chesil Bank and the sea. Abbotsbury has the Swannery but that may be closed in Nov, a tithe barn which often has various displays (last time I went, it was full of Terracotta Warriors from China!, St Catherine's Chapel on the hill and some lovely sub-tropical gardens with white peacocks. Weymouth is quite interesting, it's where the first black labrador dog and the black death came ashore.... not simultaneously though!

wld has it a little confused. Thomas Hardy was born in Higher Bockhampton (very pretty cottage, even prettier woods behind) and died in Dorchester, in a house he designed, Max Gate. It's hidden well back from the road. Dorchester has a fantastic county museum, but don't bother with either the Tutenkhamun Exhibition or the Dinosaur museum - only 1 authentic exhibit between the pair of them. Market day there is Wednesday but it's been years since it had any animals. They may still have the animal pens though, full of stalls and the auction house was a tearoom last time I was there.

And don't forget, Manitas and I are also in East London and can put you up if necessary.

Enjoy your trip!

LTS


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Subject: RE: Chanteyranger trip to England 11/17-11/23
From: Liam's Brother
Date: 23 Oct 05 - 11:18 AM

'Ranger, old pal, you should not miss Sharps when you're in London. It's in the basement of Cecil Sharp House. A good idea is to arrive in the early afternoon, spend time in the library, go out for dinner and come back for the folk club. At least one of the regulars there, Gerry Milne, is very keen on maritime songs.
The Ibis hotels are decent, modern and not expensive places to stay. There are a few around London, including one in Greenwich. www.ibishotel.com is the address.
Check into train travel in advance. In addition to Virgin and other long distance carriers, there are often special fares on regional carriers. You have to poke around a little bit but you can find something.
A trip to Liverpool could be very worthwhile. If that's a possibility, please give me a call and we can talk about it.
Thanks again for taking care of the wife.
All the best,
Dan


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Subject: RE: Chanteyranger trip to England 11/17-11/23
From: Edain
Date: 23 Oct 05 - 12:13 PM

20th November, in Yorkshire

Artisan's final concert. 3 part harmony group thats been going for 20 years.


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Subject: RE: Chanteyranger trip to England 11/17-11/23
From: Zany Mouse
Date: 23 Oct 05 - 12:29 PM

If you go to the Castle Museum, make sure you see The Street. Also, you MUST have a ramble in the Shambles.

The local folk club in York is the Black Swan but I don't know which day it's on.

I think the nearest Catter is probably Bill Sables, so you should PM him.

Enjoy your visit,

Rhiannon


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Subject: RE: Chanteyranger trip to England 11/17-11/23
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 23 Oct 05 - 07:36 PM

York: Don't forget the Dungeon. Is Bill Sables still employed to scare the tourists there?


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Subject: RE: Chanteyranger trip to England 11/17-11/23
From: Charley Noble
Date: 23 Oct 05 - 08:03 PM

Chantyranger et al-

Be sure you have a little extra time to find Cecil Sharp House itself, especially in the evening. The streets there are an incredible maze and you could well be within a block of the building and never find it.

We did but I'm an expert map reader.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Chanteyranger trip to England 11/17-11/23
From: Nessie
Date: 23 Oct 05 - 08:54 PM

Or there's Herga FC in north London - Mon 21st is a singer's night, with Johnny Collins and Graeme Knights as regulars, known for their sea songs and big choruses. Just turn up for a spot. El Greko & I could put you up.

Nessie


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Subject: RE: Chanteyranger trip to England 11/17-11/23
From: open mike
Date: 24 Oct 05 - 12:40 AM

so just the 'ordinary' local crowd there - Like Tom Paley and such !
if you see tom tell him hi--and expect to see him in California in
fall 2006. tell him Laurel says hi!


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Subject: RE: Chanteyranger trip to England 11/17-11/23
From: Peter Kasin
Date: 24 Oct 05 - 02:39 PM

Thank you for your great ideas and generous offers! I will talk to her about them and will PM you.

Hello, Dan. Please tell Bonnie a thank you message to the J-Girls is on the way when I'm back at work this week., and thanks to you and you all for the info on Cecil Sharp house., which we will plan for.

Whatever form our plans take, I hope to meet 'catters at one of the clubs.

best,

Chanteyranger


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