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Princeton BC Traditional Music Festival 2009

04 Feb 09 - 07:04 PM (#2557433)
Subject: Princeton BC Traditional Music Festival
From: Jon Bartlett

Date: August 21-23
Title: 2nd Annual Princeton Traditional Music Festival
Location: Princeton, BC Canada

A free festival, open to all performers of traditional music. Two outdoor stages. The festival starts Friday night with a free public dance in the town square. Presentations, workshops, concerts, panels, from 10am to 6 pm Saturday and Sunday. About 150 performers. Glorious countryside, an ideal vacation spot, too.

Email: Princetonfestival@telus.net
Weblog: Princetonfestival.wordpress.com

Cheers!

Jon Bartlett
Coordinator


04 Feb 09 - 11:21 PM (#2557628)
Subject: RE: Princeton BC Traditional Music Festival
From: Anglo

Very good, John, and well done mate.

But it's a bit far to travel from upstate New York.

Good luck!


04 Feb 09 - 11:35 PM (#2557636)
Subject: RE: Princeton BC Traditional Music Festival
From: Barry Finn

Even farther from New Hampshire

Barry


05 Feb 09 - 08:02 AM (#2557860)
Subject: RE: Princeton BC Traditional Music Festival
From: Bob the Postman

Pretty close to Nelson though. I hope I can be there.


05 Feb 09 - 09:02 AM (#2557913)
Subject: RE: Princeton BC Traditional Music Festival
From: r.padgett

Rather far from Yorkshire

Ray


05 Feb 09 - 02:45 PM (#2558219)
Subject: RE: Princeton BC Traditional Music Festival
From: GUEST,Blake Williams

Hi John,

You can count on The Irish Wakers to join in and help year two build upon your incredible beginnings last year!

Slainte,

Blake


16 Feb 09 - 04:59 AM (#2568065)
Subject: RE: Princeton BC Traditional Music Festival
From: Jon Bartlett

The Application Form's now up on the weblog in .pdf format. http://princetonfestival.wordpress.com/ The deadline is 15 April 2009. Anglo and Barry - sure wish you could both make it, and Bob, we'll be looking out for you!

Jon Bartlett


16 Feb 09 - 07:53 AM (#2568140)
Subject: RE: Princeton BC Traditional Music Festival
From: Barry Finn

Hi Jon, I'd love to go but it's a far way's for this poor church mouse to travel for a weekend of fun & frolicing, it's hard enough for me to pay my way to the local festivals. Medical retirement just isn't what it used to be, I'm getting sick of it.

I saw in your last yrs list you had Bob Doucet. I always wondered where he ended up after he left Boston 30 or so yrs ago. I knew him some what through my singing partner Neil Downey, they lived across the street. Wonderful singer with a great store of songs. I'll have to let Neil know where he is.

Barry


17 Feb 09 - 12:26 AM (#2568876)
Subject: RE: Princeton BC Traditional Music Festival
From: GUEST,Dick Bagwell

My band Across the Pond, SF Bay Area, played the premiere festival last year and had a fine old time. We played our own set, and also with Rattlebone out of Vancouver. The local folks were very supportive. Year #2 should be great.


12 Jun 09 - 02:41 PM (#2655045)
Subject: RE: Princeton BC Traditional Music Festival
From: Sailargh

See you there Jon!

NWF/Folklife in Seattle this, end of an impromptu beer garden sing, drinking & some nautical songs, (couldn't hear the friendly planned one, so we started one) I mentioned Brian R. (who'd been in the sing) and I'd be there. Some interest then and after so throw up some info on the PTMF blog!

Our Morris side's F/X team is having fun getting ready for the after hours activity.

Cheers, JD
Quicksbottom Flickr photo pool


19 Jun 09 - 08:27 PM (#2660603)
Subject: RE: Princeton BC Traditional Music Festival
From: Jon Bartlett

Planning for the 2nd Annual Princeton Traditional Music Festival continues. The line-up is all but complete and in the next day or so, our website at princetonfestival.wordpress.com will carry full descriptions of the following:

Annie and Margaret, Eric and Betty Armstrong, Mike Ballantyne, The Banquo Folk Ensemble, Marion Barschel, Jon Bartlett and Rika Ruebsaat, The Billy Gals, Bob Bossin, Flip Breskin and Zeke Hoskin, Moira Cameron, Chris Corrigan and Colin McLean, Bob Doucet, Joseph Dube, Lorne Dufour, Jim Edmondson, John Erskine, Glen Esdale, Fiddle Frazzle, Don Gilbert, John Gothard, Rosaleen Gregory, The Irish Wakers, King's Shilling, Peter Kratoska, Little Mountain Step and Clog, Mike & Nakos Marker, Lyn Melnechenko, Graham Metcalfe, Bob Morgan and Lynn Graves, Philip Morgan, North by West, The Psycho Acoustic Ceili Band, Quicksbottom Morris, Rabbleberries, Rattlebone Band, Tom Rawson, Doug Reid, Brian Robertson, Chris Roe, Sassenach Rebellion, Jeff Scouten, Soft Focus, Solidarity Notes Labour Choir, Simon Trevelyan and Steve Quattrocchi, The Vancouver Morris Men, Ellen Vander Hoeven, the Wanderers, Lorne Warr, the Westside Ramblers, Angelique Wood.

The Festival is 21-23 August 2009 and is free. Our thanks to all the musicians, dancers and volunteers who enable it to be free!

Jon Bartlett


20 Jun 09 - 09:43 PM (#2661242)
Subject: RE: Princeton BC Traditional Music Festival
From: Jon Bartlett

Vancouver Folk Song Society is going to book a bus Vancouver-Princeton & back. Contact Simon Trevelyan at akikoh@telus.net.

Jon Bartlett


21 Jun 09 - 01:12 AM (#2661301)
Subject: RE: Princeton BC Traditional Music Festival
From: Barry Finn

That bus wouldn't by any chance go by NH Jon?


I didn't think so

Have a great festival

Barry


21 Jun 09 - 02:19 AM (#2661318)
Subject: RE: Princeton BC Traditional Music Festival
From: Jon Bartlett

Jeez, wouldn't that be nice?

Jon Bartlett


11 Aug 09 - 04:03 AM (#2697522)
Subject: RE: Princeton BC Traditional Music Festival
From: Jon Bartlett

Last reminder for the Festival, 21-23 August: 2 full days of concerts and workshops; 120+ performers; great party on Saturday night; a lovely place for a holiday - Princeton BC, 300 km E of Vancouver. Come one, come all!

webpage: princetonfestival.wordpress.com.

Jon Bartlett


11 Aug 09 - 04:06 AM (#2697523)
Subject: RE: Princeton BC Traditional Music Festival
From: Banjiman

We're coming next year!

Can't wait.

Paul


11 Aug 09 - 12:05 PM (#2697775)
Subject: RE: Princeton BC Traditional Music Festival
From: Barry Finn

Princeton Traditional Music Festival

What a great line up Jon

Barry


11 Aug 09 - 05:58 PM (#2697984)
Subject: RE: Princeton BC Traditional Music Festival
From: Jon Bartlett

Banjiman, next year is the 150th Anniversary of the Town, so we'll have a bunch of special guests (including you!)

Jon Bartlett


13 Aug 09 - 01:23 PM (#2699533)
Subject: RE: Princeton BC Traditional Music Festival
From: GUEST,Georgina in Oliver

This all sounds great to me.Hope to be there although I had other plans with ''a Bluegrass festival''.Love fiddles and celtic music!!
Would this be happening at the rodeo grounds?


13 Aug 09 - 06:28 PM (#2699758)
Subject: RE: Princeton BC Traditional Music Festival
From: Jon Bartlett

No, downtown. The Vermilion Square Stage is on, you guessed it, Vermilion Square (newly renovated with grass and a "water feature", aka a fountain), and the Museum Stage is alongside (what else?) the Museum. See you here!

Jon Bartlett


24 Aug 09 - 08:15 AM (#2707214)
Subject: RE: Princeton BC Traditional Music Festival
From: Bob the Postman

So how'd it go, eh?


24 Aug 09 - 07:35 PM (#2707713)
Subject: RE: Princeton BC Traditional Music Festival
From: Bob the Postman

Surprisingly, I am now able to answer my own question. It turns out that the brother of one of my co-workers performed at Princeton and she attended, not so much to hear his act as to dandle his new baby. Anyway, my informant informs me that the festival was totally awesome and magical, the main-stage doings of course but even more so the informal sessions taking place in every nook and cranny at the organisers' place, chez Jon and Rika presumably. Apparently the buzz is that the event is going to really take off next year so book your accomodations early


25 Aug 09 - 02:42 AM (#2707868)
Subject: RE: Princeton BC Traditional Music Festival
From: Eric Armstrong

I can confirm all of the above.
Beginning with a wonderful street dance on Friday evening and continuing throughout the weekend with a marvelously varied line-up of performers playing to large enthusiastic crowds.
The Town of Princeton was spectacular, the music incredible and the weather perfect.
Indeed on every level the festival was an absolute triumph.
Congratulations Jon & Rika


25 Aug 09 - 08:30 AM (#2708032)
Subject: RE: Princeton BC Traditional Music Festival
From: Deckman

Sounds like a good time was had by all. Bob(deckman)Nelson


25 Aug 09 - 05:10 PM (#2708428)
Subject: RE: Princeton BC Traditional Music Festival
From: Jon Bartlett

Thanks for your kind words, Bob and Eric. We were blessed with glorious weather and the site (downtown Princeton) was perfect.Photos are just beginning to come in, and we'll post when we've got a few more. Thanks again to all the performers, who came for free. Our porch was certainly the best sing we've had for a while!

Jon Bartlett


26 Aug 09 - 08:41 AM (#2708884)
Subject: RE: Princeton BC Traditional Music Festival
From: Barry Finn

Looking forward to the pictures Jon, bring them with you

Barry


02 Nov 09 - 01:25 AM (#2757699)
Subject: RE: Princeton BC Traditional Music Festival
From: Jon Bartlett

I'm sorry to say that Barry never saw the pics, dying shortly after we sang with him at Portsmouth and at the GW Getaway. What pleasure we would have had to sing together at Princeton in 2010!

The pics are now mounted on our website at http://princetonfestival.wordpress.com

Jon Bartlett


02 Nov 09 - 01:28 AM (#2757700)
Subject: RE: Princeton BC Traditional Music Festival
From: Jon Bartlett

The dates for next year's festival are 20-22 August 2009. We sure hope to welcome a bunch of Mudcat traditional enthusiasts.


Date: August 20-22
Title: 3nd Annual Princeton Traditional Music Festival
Location: Princeton, BC Canada

A free festival, open to all performers of traditional music. Two outdoor stages. The festival starts Friday night with a free public dance in the town square. Presentations, workshops, concerts, panels, from 10am to 6 pm Saturday and Sunday. About 100 performers. Glorious countryside, an ideal vacation spot, too.

Email: Princetonfestival@telus.net
Weblog: Princetonfestival.wordpress.com

Cheers!

Jon Bartlett
Coordinator