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Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006

Busy Lizzy 19 Jun 06 - 12:00 PM
GUEST,Taggart and Wright 19 Jun 06 - 06:56 AM
Ruston Hornsby 19 Jun 06 - 04:22 AM
mandotim 18 Jun 06 - 04:10 PM
greg stephens 18 Jun 06 - 12:35 PM
Dave Roberts 18 Jun 06 - 08:29 AM
GUEST,Rob the Roadie 18 Jun 06 - 07:16 AM
GUEST,Rob the Roadie 17 Jun 06 - 06:31 AM
Dave Roberts 16 Jun 06 - 12:58 PM
greg stephens 16 Jun 06 - 09:46 AM
Josher 16 Jun 06 - 08:46 AM
GUEST,Rob the Roadie 15 Jun 06 - 04:43 PM
GUEST,Rob the Roadie 15 Jun 06 - 04:38 PM
GUEST,Busy Lizzy 14 Jun 06 - 05:52 PM
Dave Roberts 12 Jun 06 - 03:50 PM
GUEST,Tom Bliss 12 Jun 06 - 12:46 PM
Mr Happy 12 Jun 06 - 11:41 AM
Busy Lizzy 19 Mar 06 - 04:05 PM
Busy Lizzy 19 Mar 06 - 03:59 PM
GUEST,Joey 04 Mar 06 - 06:56 AM
GUEST,Joey 01 Mar 06 - 03:28 AM
GUEST,Joey 28 Feb 06 - 06:48 PM
GUEST,guest 28 Feb 06 - 03:55 PM
Dave Roberts 27 Feb 06 - 08:00 PM
GUEST,guest 27 Feb 06 - 05:26 PM
GUEST,Lydia Kettle 25 Feb 06 - 06:04 PM
GUEST 25 Feb 06 - 12:52 PM
Busy Lizzy 22 Feb 06 - 10:34 AM
muppitz 21 Feb 06 - 02:38 PM
GUEST,Sid 21 Feb 06 - 08:22 AM
sinpelo 20 Feb 06 - 02:57 PM
Dave Roberts 20 Feb 06 - 02:03 PM
Busy Lizzy 20 Feb 06 - 01:08 PM
Dave Roberts 20 Feb 06 - 07:56 AM
GUEST,Hoo Mill Singer 15 Feb 06 - 12:08 PM
GUEST,Joey 13 Feb 06 - 02:06 PM
GUEST,Caroline in Maidstone 12 Feb 06 - 05:36 PM
GUEST,Joey 12 Feb 06 - 04:20 AM
GUEST,CAroline 11 Feb 06 - 03:21 PM
Joey 08 Feb 06 - 07:11 PM
Joey 05 Feb 06 - 04:05 PM
John J 05 Feb 06 - 07:06 AM
Busy Lizzy 05 Feb 06 - 04:36 AM
Joey 02 Feb 06 - 01:32 PM
GUEST 01 Feb 06 - 06:50 PM
Joey 01 Feb 06 - 06:13 PM
GUEST,noddy 01 Feb 06 - 07:42 AM
GUEST,coltish ankle 31 Jan 06 - 09:18 AM
Joey 30 Jan 06 - 02:58 PM
Joey 30 Jan 06 - 02:50 PM
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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: Busy Lizzy
Date: 19 Jun 06 - 12:00 PM

A big thank you to all the artists who took part in this years fringe! I know some of you meet here on Mudcat, but I will try and get round to thanking you all personally. It will probably take 'till next year to get round you all!! The feedback from committee is that it has been our most successful festival to date, dust will settle and we will have time off before planning the next one!!


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: GUEST,Taggart and Wright
Date: 19 Jun 06 - 06:56 AM

Yes thanks to all at the festival for having us back again. Particular thanks must go to that very nice man Kevin Farell who lent us the use of his PA for our spot in the Narrowboat on Sunday. The pub was very busy and noisey so we needed a bit of back up.
Tried buying him a pint as part of thanks to him and he said it was okay and glad to help out. Cheers Kevin we will repay you somehow!


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: Ruston Hornsby
Date: 19 Jun 06 - 04:22 AM

What a good do. Thoroughly enjoyed it, the additional aspect of the canal festival really made it for me.


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: mandotim
Date: 18 Jun 06 - 04:10 PM

Just got back home; big thanks to Lizzie and all her team for another cracker of a festival; here's to next year!
Tim


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: greg stephens
Date: 18 Jun 06 - 12:35 PM

I was all set to come a-sessioning on Saturday and Sunday, but alas the trusty Saab packed up in a fairly unmendable way on Saturday afternoon.. So I'm stuck at home.


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 18 Jun 06 - 08:29 AM

The Boar's Head session was indeed excellent. I was particularly pleased to see an old friend from many years ago, Richard Peach, among the fiddle players.
His virtuoso performance of 'Molly Malone' (instigated by Ian Murfit who also led the vocals) was astonishing.
My own contribution was limited to smiling inanely at everyone and drinking copious amounts of beer. So no change there.


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: GUEST,Rob the Roadie
Date: 18 Jun 06 - 07:16 AM

Well Saturday what a day .Lets see if I can remeber it through the haze.
Had lunch outside the Marquue then on to the White Lion for a session with Tim Mundy.
Back to Marquee to catch the end of Tom Doughty and all of Karine Polwart ,SUPERB!
Next Beeze and Wilson in the Narrow boat. Why oh why are they not on the main programme?
A bite to eat then the Boars head for Keith Donnelly, and Kirsty Magee.
Finishing with a great session downstairs.
Not sure how I got home.


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: GUEST,Rob the Roadie
Date: 17 Jun 06 - 06:31 AM

So far so good . Friday night and I only got as far as the Boars Head.

Got a bit of Keith Donnelly, some excellent floor spots and of course I have to mention my band (the one Im roadie for) Anne Taggart and Angie Wright. They did two great songs to much applause. Even Keith Donnelly liked them.

Then of course there was someone called Johnathan Kelly suffering badly from laryngitis and no doubt the heat put on a good performance.I would realy liked to have seen more of him in good form.
Loved the Mrs Gilbert song.

Then the heat upstairs got the better of me and down to the roaring session in the bar for more from Taggart and Wright and others; Trevor and Vicki Williams, Rosie, Jim John and Babs, fantastic knot tying by Ken (Father Christmas), and Alison Parker and the Third Man.

Then home to bed.

Back on Saturday for more? OH YES!


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 16 Jun 06 - 12:58 PM

Josher,

You're right. It is a blow, but we're at pains to make it clear that it's not of our doing. The decision was made by the Folk Festival when Nick Burbridge had to pull out.

But, with all due respect to Nick and Dom Collins too Breakfast With Barker is Breakfast with Barker and I'm sure Les will not take offence when I remark that there's no show without Punch.

I spoke to Les when he did a gig for us here at Easter. He too was disappointed not to be here this weekend for what,as you rightly say, has become something of an institution.

We very much hope that 2007 will see a return to the status quo. You may make up your own jokes based on the last sentence.


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: greg stephens
Date: 16 Jun 06 - 09:46 AM

Well we're not on the actual festival bill, but the Boat Band played last night(Thursday) for the hotpot supper for the boaties who had arrived, so we feel things are now off to a good start. Have a nice weekend everyone.


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: Josher
Date: 16 Jun 06 - 08:46 AM

The loss of the Salt Town Poets Breakfast with--, is a blow, First we lose Les Barker and now the whole thing is a non starter. It means one of the Festival's institutions has dissapeared, I hope not forever????
What is the world coming too?????
Josher


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: GUEST,Rob the Roadie
Date: 15 Jun 06 - 04:43 PM

Better mention the daughter, Jannena ( think I spelt in correctly)who will be dancing at all the celidighs (????) and is a wizz on flute and John "Dixie" Taggart a superb pianist who fiddles with an accordian if you know what I mean.
Dont you just hate families with that depth of talent!!


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: GUEST,Rob the Roadie
Date: 15 Jun 06 - 04:38 PM

Do not miss the wild women of folk. For those who do not know they are Taggart and Wright. They are on at the Narrow Boat on Sunday at 3.00 til 4.30.
They are women of an age who should know better.
They should have learned after their appearance last month at the Chester Folk festival but they just never learn.
Watch out they may be next to you in one of the sessions or sing-arounds.
Fortunately they will be easy to spot. Just watch out for the T-Shirts!


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: GUEST,Busy Lizzy
Date: 14 Jun 06 - 05:52 PM

Yes sadly as it is not our policy to cancel events unless we absolutely have to. Nick Burbridge is unwell and resourses short for making an alternative happen, unfortunately as the front man for McDermotts 2 Hours they too have had to pull out, but you can still find Dominic and The Salt Town Poets very busy on the Fringe - did I just see Keith Donnelly walk past??? I do believe it was....


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 12 Jun 06 - 03:50 PM

Sorry one and all for claiming in another thread that this, the original M-FAB 2006 thread, had somehow mysteriously disappeared.
It hasn't, of course.
But what has disappeared, albeit not mysteriously, is the planned Sunday morning Boar's Head concert with the Salt Town Poets, Nick Burbridge and Dominic Collins.
This is due to circumstances beyond the festival's control.


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: GUEST,Tom Bliss
Date: 12 Jun 06 - 12:46 PM

Correction: Sadly I'm not going to be doing a workshop (or MCing) this year due to unforeseen circs.. but we're on a promise for next year (are we not Liz)? I'll even come by boat (as long as the fee covers two weeks before and after travel time)! ;-)
Hope you all have a wonderful time - it's a magic combination and a brilliant atmosphere.
Tom


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: Mr Happy
Date: 12 Jun 06 - 11:41 AM

fesh


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: Busy Lizzy
Date: 19 Mar 06 - 04:05 PM

http://www.midfest.org/

Try this the blue click isn't working, well you can just go there anyway!


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk and Boat NEW WEBSITE!
From: Busy Lizzy
Date: 19 Mar 06 - 03:59 PM

Check out the new and improved website!! www.midfest.org it is really a great website, new forum, newsletter, info on all the bands fringe and mainstages. Anyone thinking about being a steward can use website to make contact....campers, on line bookings, dance info, boat info, etc etc

www.midfest.org


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: GUEST,Joey
Date: 04 Mar 06 - 06:56 AM

Boaters booking form is now on the website...


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: GUEST,Joey
Date: 01 Mar 06 - 03:28 AM

Sorry, blue clicky doesn't seem to be working - you'll find a previous link to the website if you scroll up a bit...


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: GUEST,Joey
Date: 28 Feb 06 - 06:48 PM

There is a map on the festival website - MFAB Website


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 28 Feb 06 - 03:55 PM

Thankyou for that very informative summary - I have now found it on my roadmap and reckon I can make it in about 3 1/2 - 4 hours, so am now starting to hunt out the camping stuff!!


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 27 Feb 06 - 08:00 PM

It's where it always has been, smack in the middle of the beautiful County of Cheshire. North of Nantwich, south of Northwich and but a stone's throw from Junction 18 on the M6 motorway.


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 27 Feb 06 - 05:26 PM

Hoping not to appear too thick - where is Middlewich?


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: GUEST,Lydia Kettle
Date: 25 Feb 06 - 06:04 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Feb 06 - 12:52 PM

blatent refresh!


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: Busy Lizzy
Date: 22 Feb 06 - 10:34 AM

Ampitheatre will be in use come rain or shine! We love it!


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: muppitz
Date: 21 Feb 06 - 02:38 PM

Sadly I am booked to play (woo hoo!!!!) at Alcester & Arden that same weekend so I will be unable to attend, I would love to come and check it out at some point in the future, sadly this year is not to be it!

Have a good 'un folks!

muppitz x


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: GUEST,Sid
Date: 21 Feb 06 - 08:22 AM

I take it you'll be using that fantastic amphitheatre space in the middle of the town again this year? What a brilliant open-air venue that is. I bet there's a lot of other towns wish they had something like that.


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: sinpelo
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 02:57 PM

I think Sidmouth is crap! That's why I've never been in my entire life, refused to allow anyone to tell me about it and never read a review. I've had Sidmouth blotted out of every map I own and won't allow my family to utter the name. Don't tell me about Sidmouth! It's crap!


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 02:03 PM

Yes. Hard to see how Middlewich could ever work without a marquee.
Incidentally, we forgot to mention that we're also going to be presenting a Performance Poetry Workshop at the Boar's Head on Saturday morning 10am-11am.

Dave, Ian and That Big Tall Bloke,
The Salt Town poets


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: Busy Lizzy
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 01:08 PM

Who said no marquee? Naughty, spreading rumours.... I will have some very confused artists and lots of cross festival goers sitting on the grass!!
Where will I put 700 Levs fans on Sunday night.....MMMMM!

Welcome to the Salt Town Poets they are great ambassadors to MFAB...

....and keep a look out for the launch of the MFAB website... any day now, on line ticket bookings, e-mail newsletter, discussion forum... early bird bookings.... artist interviews, we are really working hard on it all right now...
www.midfest.org
see you there....


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 07:56 AM

Hi there.
The Salt Town Poets' contributions to M-FAB 2006 have now been sorted out. Middlewich Open Mike returns to its traditional 5pm spot on Saturday afternoon at the Boar's Head (where the winner of this year's John Brunker Trophy will be announced).
We have a Sunday morning (11am)concert (upstairs at the Boar's Head) with Nick Burbridge and Dominic Collins.
Then, following last year's successful event, we'll be back at the Golden Lion on Sunday evening with 'Poetry & Pints' starting at 8pm, with guests including Richard Faulkner and Mark Bailey (The Trent Vale Poet).
Guest performers are, as always, welcome at both Open Mike Night and 'Poetry & Pints'- and we're talking about performers of all kinds; poets, singers, musicians,jugglers, acrobats (subject to space limitations)rogues, vagabonds, wandering minstrels and ne'er do wells.
If you'd like to make sure of a spot, please e-mail us on salttownpoets@aol.com or phone us on 01606 833404
Take a look at our rather bewildering website at
www.salttownpoets.co.uk
Thank you for your time,

Dave, Ian & Mike,
The Salt Town Poets


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: GUEST,Hoo Mill Singer
Date: 15 Feb 06 - 12:08 PM

Hi
I want to bring a boat up for the weekend of the festival, it will be my first time what do I need to do? I've heard it's first come first served, does that mean if I don't get there early I won't have anywhere to moor? Is there a fee? I don't seem to be able to get any info on the web site can somebody help?

Regards
Hoo Mill Singer


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: GUEST,Joey
Date: 13 Feb 06 - 02:06 PM

As far as I know!!


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: GUEST,Caroline in Maidstone
Date: 12 Feb 06 - 05:36 PM

I'm so glad. Wouldn't be the same without the marquee would it. Are you stll using the British legion & the TOwn Hall? Seen some great stuff there iover the last few years. Mark Radcliff was very good with the Famliy Mahone, particularly.

Caroline.


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: GUEST,Joey
Date: 12 Feb 06 - 04:20 AM

It's just a rumour - marquee is already booked


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: GUEST,CAroline
Date: 11 Feb 06 - 03:21 PM

I was at a folk club near Maidstone last week and sombody said theyd heard a rumour that Middlewich isn't going to have a marquee this year?

Is that true? Because I've always enjoyed tyhe atmosphere in the marquee there and think it'd be a shame if they changed it.

Does any body know?


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: Joey
Date: 08 Feb 06 - 07:11 PM

Anyone fancy becoming a steward for the festival?


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: Joey
Date: 05 Feb 06 - 04:05 PM

Apologies...


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: John J
Date: 05 Feb 06 - 07:06 AM

Trebuchet please!

JJ


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: Busy Lizzy
Date: 05 Feb 06 - 04:36 AM

and Taggart and Wright.... Odd at Ease, so much more, website still under construction but box office no 0709 239 0501 for early details, stewarding forms, tickets etc..
MFAB FD!!


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: Joey
Date: 02 Feb 06 - 01:32 PM

Odd at Ease, Dominic Collins, Ann English, Pelican Babies, Trebushet, Full House, Paddies, Jonathan Kelly....just some of the 30 plus names that are appearing on the fringe....


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Feb 06 - 06:50 PM

Hope to meet one or two catters at my songwriting workshop. Sadly it'd take way too long to sail down from York and back, or I'd hold it on board Miranda!
Tom Bliss


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: Joey
Date: 01 Feb 06 - 06:13 PM

Coltish ankle...you can book your boat in via a form which you can download from the festival website - this is in the process of being updated, so please keep checking for the latest updates.


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: GUEST,noddy
Date: 01 Feb 06 - 07:42 AM

Hope they have the regular appearance of Taggart and Wright. A duo not to be missed . Beautiful voices and very funny with it.
Saw them in concert with the Mac Calmams at Loch Lomond the other year when they did a 50 minute spot Great stuff.


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: GUEST,coltish ankle
Date: 31 Jan 06 - 09:18 AM

Sounds good - how do we get a form to book our boat in?


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: Joey
Date: 30 Jan 06 - 02:58 PM

Headliner acts have now been confirmed as

Mike McGoldrick..... Levellers Acoustic... The Dylan Project.... Karine Polewart.... Hazel O Connor... McDermotts 2 Hours..... Cave.... All Blacked Up...........

Things are moving along nicely!!


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Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2006
From: Joey
Date: 30 Jan 06 - 02:50 PM

Hi all,
Some good info on the discussion forum at www.midfest.org


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