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Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007

27 Aug 07 - 11:44 AM (#2134544)
Subject: Otley Folk Festival (UK)...
From: GerryMc


... is less than a month away. Who is coming? Should be a good 'un.

Great line up and guaranteed great weather.

website
myspace

see you there.

Gerry :-)


27 Aug 07 - 12:10 PM (#2134568)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)...
From: Mrs.Duck

Made the mistake of thinking this was on the weekend 14th to 16th and had planned to celebrate my 50th there but its the following weekend so won't :0(.


27 Aug 07 - 12:16 PM (#2134573)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)...
From: GUEST,Duncan McF cookieless

won't celebrate it - or won't go there now 'cause of the date being wrong for you?
Dear Mrs Duck - if y' make it to Otley, find me (or the band) and we'll sort a belated drink to celebrate yer b'day - howzat? - Cheers - Duncan McFarlane


27 Aug 07 - 07:37 PM (#2134905)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)...
From: BusyBee Paul

See you there Gerry and HA.

PS: My birthday isn't til April - do I get an early celebratory drink?.

(Coat is got, I'm off!).


28 Aug 07 - 09:44 AM (#2135227)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)...
From: HipflaskAndy

'My birthday isn't til April - do I get an early celebratory drink?.'

You stalkers want it all dontcha!!
We're allus up for a drink BBP - anytime!
Cheers - D

Some acts on....
Karine Polwart Trio
Bob Fox
New Rope String Band
Mrs Ackroyd Band
Dave Burland
Les Barker
Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer
Harvey Andrews
Flossie Malavialle
Mawkin
and Otley stalwarts....
Hall Bros
Gerry McNeice (as above)
....er....Duncan McFarlane Band


28 Aug 07 - 05:32 PM (#2135548)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)...
From: Mrs.Duck

May still get there Duncan so will bear it in mind!


29 Aug 07 - 05:38 AM (#2135889)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)...
From: Lady Policeman

We're going for the first time and don't really know what to expect. We met some great people in the Black Horse and Black Swan at Whitby and they easily persuaded us. We'll probably buy a season ticket and not use it as usual (it's a tradition we like to uphold!) but I will insist on seeing the Karine Polwart Trio and all the Saturday concerts. Where are the best sings in the pubs?
See you there. Kath and Bill


29 Aug 07 - 02:28 PM (#2136207)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)...
From: Hamish

Bring a copy of this post and I'll buy you a beer, too...

...looking forward immensely: looks like a grand line-up, it's a super wee town, and the locals are friendly...

...BBP, aren't you still in Oz?

--
Hamish


30 Aug 07 - 07:40 AM (#2136773)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)...
From: BusyBee Paul

Hamish - tried to email you from Cairns International Airport earlier today (my "today" anyway) but got cut short by the timer. Just because I was in Oz didn't mean that I couldn't keep in touch with the 'Cat and the goings on back 'ome........

On my way back now, as you may have gathered - currently at Changi Airport, Singapore, with a 5 hour layover (?! behave!)before being Heathrow bound. I'll contact you again properly when I get back, complete with scarey photo!.

Back to topic, OK Dunc, you've twisted my arm - I've buy you a pint or three and then roll you in the direction of home! Hamish, I'll buy you a pint too and roll you in the direction of your tent!.

Not long now.......Steve, have you got the fine weather booked? We're all relying on you!.

BBP


30 Aug 07 - 12:02 PM (#2136943)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)...
From: HipflaskAndy

A lot of pint-buying gonna go on judging by the posts...
the fest is shaping up nicely! - Cheers - HFA


30 Aug 07 - 04:04 PM (#2137041)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)...
From: GerryMc


what's with all this talk of pint buying? You people do know that this is a Yorkshire festival attended by a number of Scotsmen?

;-)

Should indeed be a good do

My phone just bleeped the '3 weeks to go' reminder


Gerry :-)


31 Aug 07 - 05:29 PM (#2137948)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)...
From: GUEST,Stu

The McF Band in the Methodist Hall (with Karine Polwart) and no beer!
Not possible! - Stu


31 Aug 07 - 05:49 PM (#2137960)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)...
From: Hamish

Ach! Nae bather! Come and share a beer in the Red Lion with me...

~8^)


31 Aug 07 - 06:01 PM (#2137966)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)...
From: GerryMc



Rumour has it that there will be pint or two available in the Red Lion. Particularly as there is a 3AM licence all (FF) weekend.

I quite like the 'tea and cake' gigs in the Methodist hall

Gerry :-)


01 Sep 07 - 05:35 AM (#2138237)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)...
From: GUEST,man in the mask

I see Steve F. has put his finest acts (Gerry McNeice and The DMF band) on with Karine Polwart. Should be a fantastic weekend.

I shall sadly miss it as I'm in Spain.

Have a great time, all that attend.

Mike


01 Sep 07 - 09:09 AM (#2138309)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)...
From: breezy

That's a great line up, good luck for a terrific fest


01 Sep 07 - 03:00 PM (#2138482)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)...
From: BusyBee Paul

Yes, tea and cakes in the Methodist Hall are fantastic. Just right to set one up for a few beers in the Red Lion later!.

Roll on 20th September!.

BBP *hic*


04 Sep 07 - 04:16 PM (#2140847)
Subject: Otley Folk Festival
From: smurf

WHo's going ???


04 Sep 07 - 04:30 PM (#2140857)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)...
From: HipflaskAndy

If I put these two thread together - management might combine them?
    Done. - Joe Offer-


04 Sep 07 - 04:30 PM (#2140858)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival
From: HipflaskAndy

If I put these two threads together......


04 Sep 07 - 05:37 PM (#2140920)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)...
From: BusyBee Paul

You taken up knitting HA?


04 Sep 07 - 05:37 PM (#2140922)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival
From: BusyBee Paul

Re-knotted


04 Sep 07 - 06:24 PM (#2140963)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: HipflaskAndy

Cheers Joe!
In case numpties (me included, most of the time) don't get the posts above, a second thread minus the 'UK' bit appeared - and dah management have joined em up - aint they quick at it too!

Looking forward to another grand Otley Fest!
Cheers - Duncan


07 Sep 07 - 07:01 AM (#2143169)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: BusyBee Paul

The countdown is on!


07 Sep 07 - 10:19 AM (#2143268)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: Hamish

I may be "working at home" but I will not watch daytime telly.

~8^)


07 Sep 07 - 10:31 AM (#2143274)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: Soldier boy

Hi folks. This is a really great festival and I warmly recommend it to everyone. It has a very strong line up of artists for concerts and workshops etc and also, equally important in my opinion, a very strong 'fringe'. So there's lots of singarounds and musician sessions in the pubs etc ( I've always found The Manor, opposite The Civic centre, to be a brilliant venue for these, but there are other great venues as well)
Just a quick question: Are camping-only tickets available again this year and do you have to pick them up first at the Festival Office or can you pay at the campsite when you arrive?
Thanks.
Chris


07 Sep 07 - 02:15 PM (#2143423)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: dozy rozy

Soldier boy, you busy bee.Don't you ever stay at home?


07 Sep 07 - 05:55 PM (#2143563)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: Soldier boy

Not when I am on tour Dozy rozy.


10 Sep 07 - 09:08 AM (#2145376)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: Hamish

Upsadaisy!


10 Sep 07 - 09:13 AM (#2145381)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: Dave Tyler

Otley's a crackin' place and a crackin' festival, one of the friendliest I've ever attended.


10 Sep 07 - 11:23 AM (#2145487)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: BusyBee Paul

I'll second that Mr Tyler.


10 Sep 07 - 11:25 AM (#2145489)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: Ruth Archer

"Otley's a crackin' place and a crackin' festival, one of the friendliest I've ever attended."

Do tell us about when you attended Otley FF, Lizzie.


11 Sep 07 - 03:32 AM (#2146144)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: HipflaskAndy

I don't get that last post?


11 Sep 07 - 03:37 AM (#2146148)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: Ruth Archer

"Dave Tyler" is another one of Lizziecornish's aliases. But I think Joe has now banned "Dave", too.


11 Sep 07 - 04:14 AM (#2146154)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: BusyBee Paul

Oh heck - Otley Folk Festival is toooooo good a weekend to get embroiled in "Mudcat politics" shenanigans.

Anyone who hasn't been - come on in - it's a great town, lots going on, all local businesses taking part and welcoming the visitors.

Get yourselves there!

(And Steve always has good weather too!)


11 Sep 07 - 04:38 AM (#2146168)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: HipflaskAndy

Aye, seconded.
Our band second album is being 'pressed' as we speak
- due for official launch at the fest Sat aft concert in the Civic Hall. All welcome! - cheers Duncan McF


11 Sep 07 - 01:59 PM (#2146550)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: GerryMc



thirded.

It will be fab. I have no new album to sell but plenty of the old ones ;-)

see y'all there

Gerry :-)


12 Sep 07 - 07:45 AM (#2147192)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: muppitz

I think me and joules will be coming up for Saturday, I'm trying to convince her to take the campervan and then we can have a comfortable stay-over rather than having to sleep in the car which is what she's suggesting!!!!
We did it once for Banbury festival, not pretty!!!

muppitz
x


16 Sep 07 - 07:07 PM (#2150730)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: BusyBee Paul

This time next week it'll all be over for another year!


17 Sep 07 - 07:41 AM (#2151012)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: GUEST,Ruston Hornsby

Can anyone suggest where there might me a good English session at Otley on saturday night?


17 Sep 07 - 01:30 PM (#2151209)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: Tyke

Sad news for the organizers of OFF 2007 and worse for the Farmers. Please check the festival website for News.


17 Sep 07 - 01:37 PM (#2151213)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: Emma B

no "definate" news on the website yet but "fingers crossed" that if the usual site is unavailable suitable alternative arrangements may be made.


17 Sep 07 - 02:00 PM (#2151229)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: jimL

A new campsite has been arranged.

It is on the other side of Otley from the usual campsite, on the river side of the A660 between Otley and the A65 junction. Here is a map http://tinyurl.com/3d45s9

The site will not have running water, so please bring plenty of drinking water and containers.

Jim


17 Sep 07 - 04:11 PM (#2151348)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: Tyke

Oh I am pleased Jim! Thats a lot better than the Local BBC News report on the festival on the BBC Breakfast Programe this morning.


17 Sep 07 - 06:47 PM (#2151467)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: GUEST,Wheatman

This is my first visit and I am concerned about the change in camping venue (I have a caravan). Is the new site caravan friendly? No running water could also be a problem.


18 Sep 07 - 03:46 AM (#2151687)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: MG John

To: Guest Wheatman, I was wondering about that, because I used to live very close to the new site, and the area is on a hill on the north side of the town opposite Otley Chevin. I would guess that it is part of the Grammar School, in which case there will be levelled off areas.However, I do not know if they will be available for motor-caravans and caravans etc. Hopefully the website will give out more details SOON.
John


18 Sep 07 - 03:50 AM (#2151690)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: GerryMc


AFAIK the new campsite (field) will take tents, campers and caravans. We were looking for a site that would take everybody rather than have to have split sites.

Hopefully Yorkshire Water might come to the rescue re. running water.

If I get any more news I'll post up here


Gerry :-)


18 Sep 07 - 03:51 AM (#2151691)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: GerryMc



and I think that postcode/map link is wrong
Gerry :-)


18 Sep 07 - 04:03 AM (#2151696)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: MG John

Gerry, Thanks. for that info.
John


18 Sep 07 - 05:10 AM (#2151718)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: GUEST,snozz

The arrow in the original map was an artifact that only appeared when the link was followed.

I've done another map showing campsite location and festival office.

Festival Campsite

I was told by one of the organisers last night that there *should* be water available - Yorkshire Water are trying to sort out a tap from the mains. I'll post confirmation of this if I get an update.

There will be the usual shuttle buses to town all weekend.

Snozz


18 Sep 07 - 05:15 AM (#2151720)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: Emma B

Congratulations to everyone for finding alternative camping at such short notice.

Thanks also for keeping us informed, the polybin has been located in the attic but a running water supply would be great!

See you at the weekend!


18 Sep 07 - 05:47 AM (#2151732)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: HipflaskAndy

Congrats indeed!

Please could folks spread the word to as many others (as many other forums etc) as poss - that'd help combat any 'it's off' vibe that may have filtered out.
I'm just about to put it on TalkAwhile, Longdogs, a myspace bulletin (which will only hit my signed up 'friends' - there are others out there with similar but diverse lists) and our own band's email list (once again - I know there are others out there with their own) - please spread the word.
Thanks - Duncan


18 Sep 07 - 11:02 AM (#2151922)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: Cath

We're hoping to get over for a few hours on Saturday - what's the parking situation? We don't want to spend all our time looking for parking when we could be enjoying the music? It's agse since we've been and I can't remember where we went last time.


18 Sep 07 - 11:08 AM (#2151925)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: GUEST,Snozz

Parking is ok in Otley - There are 8 carparks, most of which are free. Be careful if you park on a street though - check for parking restrictions - there are usually traffic wardens in town. Use the map link from a couple of posts up to view where the car parks are.

Snozz


18 Sep 07 - 12:20 PM (#2151934)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: jimL

Latest news on campsite - water and lavatories now arranged.

Snozz has created this improved map for Flash Company, for which thanks, Snozz.

The previous map had developed a spurious arrow thanks to Google, which you should ignore : more haste less speed.

cheers,
Jim


18 Sep 07 - 02:40 PM (#2152041)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: GerryMc



Beware of the AA signs though when you come into Otley as they point towards the old campsite

Gerry :-)


19 Sep 07 - 04:27 AM (#2152459)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: GerryMc


and some of those "P" signs are a bit cofusing on the map. The one at the bottom of Ash Grove has space for two cars and the jolly golfers might not be too keen on a load of folkies descending on their space.

:-)

Gerry :-)


19 Sep 07 - 06:03 AM (#2152495)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: HipflaskAndy

The town is small - takes me 'bout fifteen mins to walk from one edge of fest to t'other - so once you're in the middle of it - it's just minutes in any direction to it all.
I allus park in the backstreets on the outskirts - walk in.
Saves trollin' about from one poss park place to the next. HFA


19 Sep 07 - 07:18 AM (#2152526)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: Hamish

Must be lovely to have a full tech crew, Dunx! ;-)

See ya there!! ~8^)


19 Sep 07 - 07:30 AM (#2152534)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: selby

How long a walk from new campsite?


19 Sep 07 - 07:31 AM (#2152535)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: GUEST,Borage

I cannot seem to find a map giving the locations of the venues for the concerts and dance performances?


19 Sep 07 - 09:29 AM (#2152604)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: GUEST,Snozz

There is a full map in the Festival Programme.
I've put one on the bottom of the other map I put up for dance sides.

Otley Maps (x3)


19 Sep 07 - 09:31 AM (#2152607)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: GUEST,Snozz

Selby - it's about 15 minutes walk into town, but there are 2 minibuses running from Friday which go on late. They drop off at the festival office.

Not sure what time they are running until, but full details will be in the office on Friday.

Snozz


19 Sep 07 - 09:46 AM (#2152617)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: BusyBee Paul

Hamish,

I was the tech crew for Dunc last year - will be happy to do likewise for you this time round!.

So long as you don't bring a pantechnicon full of stuff that is!.

BBP


19 Sep 07 - 09:50 AM (#2152619)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: HipflaskAndy

15 mins walk in Snozz?
You must drag yer heels!
More exercise laddie!
And a brisker stride.
Gotta work that body better than that Snozz - or you might get a beer gut!
See ya Thursday matey - byeeee


19 Sep 07 - 12:01 PM (#2152685)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: Michael

Keith, See you at the campsite.
We'll be there Friday late afternoon.

Mike


20 Sep 07 - 06:20 PM (#2153803)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: Soldier boy

Well done to those who have sorted out an alternative campsite on the west side of town and running water etc. Stalwarts one and all!
The festival Office told me that this campsite is roughly the same distance from town as the one previously used on the east side of town and of course regular shuttle mini-buses will run between the campsite and the festival office. Good stuff. Well done folks!


20 Sep 07 - 08:38 PM (#2153911)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: Flatpick

Mrs. Duck,
Gonna bring your autoharp in the soft case? If so, come and make yourself known at the Rose & Crown at about 1400 hrs, I'm playing there with my two good buddies, Tony Martin & Tony Aked for the afternoon session.
I'm bringing my Keith Young autoharp and you may like to take a look at it, and a play on it of course.
Best Regards,
Roger Knowles


21 Sep 07 - 02:24 AM (#2154073)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: Hamish

Woo hoo!

Just getting packed up...

~8^)


21 Sep 07 - 03:47 AM (#2154087)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: GUEST,Snozz

Ow ...

it started last night ... think I got in about 3.30am!

Good little session in the Red Lion though!

Snozz


21 Sep 07 - 06:30 AM (#2154140)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: HipflaskAndy

Rain today - curses!
Forecast very good for Sat - ok for Sunday (BBC!)
Have a good un one and all! - Duncan


21 Sep 07 - 09:03 AM (#2154223)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: GerryMc


Was indeed a good sesh. I was a bit tired this AM.

Beer free(ish) day fer me, busy day for me tomorrow

Gerry :-)


21 Sep 07 - 10:42 AM (#2154273)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: HipflaskAndy

Beer free for Gerry!
It's an outrage!
Where's my mangaer? - that's a rider we shoulda asked for!
Oh, hang on, that's not what you mean, ...is it Gerry!
See ya later - will have out Patron in tow - come say hello. - D


21 Sep 07 - 11:54 AM (#2154318)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: GerryMc



Beer free, not free beer :-(

I'll be in the Lion watching wee Gary Stewart if you guys are around

see you soon


Gerry :-)


23 Sep 07 - 06:17 PM (#2155883)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: BusyBee Paul

Home after an absolutely brilliant weekend in Otley, with mainly fine weather - thanks Steve!.

So many good things but highlights were definitely meeting the Patron and the launch of Hipflask Andy's band's new CD - stonking guys!.

Thanks to all who put this fantastic weekend together.

BBP


24 Sep 07 - 02:42 AM (#2156077)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: Hamish

Yep! Seconded! Absolutely brilliant everything!

Thanks to everybody who worked so hard to put it together, and to those friends old and new who were there!

~8^)


24 Sep 07 - 07:55 AM (#2156191)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: MoorleyMan

Thirded - a brilliant weekend!
Cheers Steve and the gang!


24 Sep 07 - 12:44 PM (#2156383)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: Emma B

Home after a very wet and windy night camping.

Excellent and powerful set from El Greco at Korks. Tears of laughter from Mrs A Band and New Rope

See you next year!


24 Sep 07 - 04:29 PM (#2156536)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival (UK)... 2007
From: GerryMc


it was indeed a fabulous weekend. Too many highlights to single out. Great to see old and new faces.

Just got back in after post folk fest wind-down. Beer, sausage sarnies, cakes, tea, coffee and chit-chat.

Thanks to all concerned: artists, organisers, stewards, MCs and everyone.

Special thanks to Jamie and Glenn at the Red Lion (le Rouge Kitty) for providing a great venue, green room, tea and coffee and lotsa Black Sheep.

See y'all next year

Gerry :-)

PS. Hipflask Andy, write that song!