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Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19 April 2010

27 Mar 10 - 01:41 PM (#2873364)
Subject: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19.3.10
From: Rockhen

Hi to anyone interested in writing songs...
We have arranged a Songwriting Evening at 8pm Monday 19th April, 2010 at Grimsby British Legion, Friargate House, Cartergate, Grimsby DN31 1QZ
It is aimed at anyone who already writes songs, or is interested in hearing how others write, or at having a go at starting/finishing a song/getting help/just sharing ideas.
It will be a no pressure night. You can just come and have a drink and listen, or contribute as much or little as you wish.
It is not a workshop in the sense that there will be no instruction as such...just several songwriters who currently write available to chat and probably perform songs or parts of songs, as well as chance to ask questions, bring along anything you have started or ask for ideas. It is a free evening but it would be helpful if you let me know if you are coming because of organising the room with seating etc plus any handouts re numbers.
Thanks, Helen :-)


27 Mar 10 - 08:57 PM (#2873618)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19.3.10
From: Rockhen

Oops can someone in power change my thread title's date to 19.4.10 ?
Darn it!


28 Mar 10 - 02:10 PM (#2874015)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19.3.10
From: Tim Leaning

BUMP!


28 Mar 10 - 03:55 PM (#2874082)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19.3.10
From: fat B****rd

It's good to read that things are still happening in my old hometown. Good luck, Rockhen.


28 Mar 10 - 09:09 PM (#2874293)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19 April 2010
From: Tim Leaning

Up?


28 Mar 10 - 11:42 PM (#2874364)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19 April 2010
From: Tim Leaning

"just several songwriters who currently write available to chat and probably perform songs or parts of songs,"

Who they then?


29 Mar 10 - 04:40 AM (#2874464)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19 April 2010
From: GUEST, Jim Hancock

Hi

Happy to include your event in Folktalk (Folk What's on in Lincs & East yorkshire) http://www.folktalk.co.uk
Can you email me a phone number for the general public to verify the event, or for further info. Contact information on site.

All the best

Jim Hancock


29 Mar 10 - 10:30 AM (#2874661)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19 April 2010
From: Tim Leaning

Mailed you the contact Number JH.


29 Mar 10 - 01:57 PM (#2874828)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19 April 2010
From: Rockhen

Cheers folks, I've been away but thanks for keeping this going and passing on info. Re current songwriters...well, humbly, myself and...if you go, Tim, maybe you would consider sharing your songwriting expertise? There will be others, including my songwriting partner in crime, Ian, of Helian Keys, but will confirm nearer the time. It is really a kind of social gathering for anyone who is interested. No one person has all the answers and everyone writes differently, hence I thought it would be good to have a chance to meet up and share ideas and experiences.


29 Mar 10 - 02:46 PM (#2874886)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19 April 2010
From: Doug Chadwick

Helen,

I know you said that it wouldn't be a workshop but, as someone with very limited song writing experience, I would like to come in the hope that I might learn something.

DC


29 Mar 10 - 02:48 PM (#2874888)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19 April 2010
From: The Villan

Have you got Dave Evardson and John Conolly coming along?


29 Mar 10 - 03:39 PM (#2874941)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19 April 2010
From: Rockhen

Hey Doug, I think we can all learn from each other as we all have different ideas and different things which inspire us, so it would be brilliant to see you.
Ideally, everyone who comes will go home with new ideas/contacts/resources etc purely by listening and sharing ideas with others.
Villan, everyone is welcome but I haven't sent invites to anyone in particular. It would be lovely to see Dave or John there, to add their songwriting experiences to the mix. I just want to enable anyone interested in songwriting to get chance to chat with likeminded individuals, whether established writers or total beginners.
PS Hopefully it will be a non-stuffy and cheerfully stimulating evening for all, whether 4 or 40 turn up! :-)


29 Mar 10 - 03:44 PM (#2874947)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19 April 2010
From: The Villan

Well you need to get in touch with them as they do not normally come on Mudcat.


29 Mar 10 - 05:42 PM (#2875061)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19 April 2010
From: Rockhen

Yes, I am publicising it in as many places as possible, as not everyone comes online. If anyone knows of people who may be interested, please pass on the info, thanks :-) All welcome.


30 Mar 10 - 05:25 AM (#2875404)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19 April 2010
From: Tim Leaning

I don't think I would have anything to say that wasn't obvious. But could stay quiet and maybe learn summat eh?


31 Mar 10 - 05:14 PM (#2876824)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19 April 2010
From: Tim Leaning

refreshing idea


31 Mar 10 - 05:47 PM (#2876856)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19 April 2010
From: Rockhen

Lol....read your last two posts, Tim :-)Joke!


01 Apr 10 - 03:10 AM (#2877148)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19 April 2010
From: Tim Leaning

I am glad you did.


01 Apr 10 - 07:50 AM (#2877278)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19 April 2010
From: Valmai Goodyear

It sounds like a good event. If anyone would like to take it further, may I draw attention to an all-day songwriting workshop with Mike O'Connor in Lewes on Sunday 6th. June?

The previous day Mike and Barbara Griggs lead an all-day all-instruments workshop on Cornish tunes and perform at the Lewes Saturday Folk Club on the Saturday evening.

Valmai


03 Apr 10 - 04:41 AM (#2878618)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19 April 2010
From: Tim Leaning

Looking forward to this will be interesting.


03 Apr 10 - 06:02 AM (#2878634)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19 April 2010
From: Rockhen

A very belated thank you to the star, who corrected the date in the thread title, for me. Ta! :-)


04 Apr 10 - 06:01 PM (#2879604)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19 April 2010
From: Tim Leaning

Is there a bar bTW.


04 Apr 10 - 06:58 PM (#2879633)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19 April 2010
From: Rockhen

Good point, I didn't mention that. There is a bar downstairs, so you get drinks there.


05 Apr 10 - 03:16 AM (#2879810)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19 April 2010
From: The Smiler

Is there a lift for anybody who can't get up the stairs?


05 Apr 10 - 05:17 AM (#2879851)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19 April 2010
From: Tim Leaning

Do mean to and from the bar due to drunkenes?
Or are we on serious access query?


05 Apr 10 - 05:48 AM (#2879859)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19 April 2010
From: The Smiler

Just waht do you think Tim?

Is it disability friendly?


05 Apr 10 - 06:43 AM (#2879874)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19 April 2010
From: Rockhen

When we went to check the venue, there was a ramp to the front door and also a stair lift up the stairs. I meant to double check and ask re the stair lift but unfortunately, forgot. I assumed, that it was in use. I have just phoned them and it is of course,typically, broken. They can not guarantee it being fixed for the 19th, although they said it may be, so I am mortified.
I have PM'd you, TS to see if we can overcome this as I do want to include everyone for this evening. Very humble apologies for this, if we run other nights, we will check access first of all and double check that all is in place. I am hoping we can sort something out for this night, too.


05 Apr 10 - 06:59 AM (#2879878)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19 April 2010
From: Tim Leaning

We smiler due to my previous re bar facilities and the general state of drunkenness of musicians it could have been a comment from someone of a numerous disposition


05 Apr 10 - 07:03 AM (#2879882)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19 April 2010
From: Tim Leaning

I am sure there will be enough folks on hand to assist if appropriate.its a shame re lift though is it problem of misuse or poor maintainance?


05 Apr 10 - 07:15 AM (#2879890)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19 April 2010
From: Rockhen

The venue assure me that it is waiting to be fixed but cannot say when. Unfortunately that is all I can find out. If there is anyone else who would like to attend but has concerns re access, please PM me and I will endeavour to make alternate arrangements.
Humble apologies for the inconvenience and a new venue will be chosen for any further evenings.


05 Apr 10 - 08:01 AM (#2879914)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19 April 2010
From: Tim Leaning

Had better mention it on other fora mate forewarned etc?


05 Apr 10 - 10:42 AM (#2879990)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19 April 2010
From: The Smiler

It's not a problem. Betetr that people know. You can't always find the right place that suits everybody.


05 Apr 10 - 11:28 AM (#2880018)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19 April 2010
From: Rockhen

Thanks TS


07 Apr 10 - 10:09 AM (#2881358)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19 April 2010
From: Tim Leaning

Not so long to wait now.


10 Apr 10 - 05:42 AM (#2883505)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19 April 2010
From: Rockhen

refresh


15 Apr 10 - 07:15 AM (#2887086)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19 April 2010
From: Rockhen

Thanks to Tom on BBC Lincs, for a nice plug re Monday night. Much appreciated, Tom!
Winter Wilson and Tom briefly discussed the evening and how isolated songwriting can be. The night is to give people chance to make links with other writers, not necessarily to write together but just have other contacts with similar interest in writing songs.
:-)


15 Apr 10 - 07:17 AM (#2887091)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19 April 2010
From: The Smiler

Don't you mean Wednesday night Rockhen :-)


15 Apr 10 - 10:55 AM (#2887238)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19 April 2010
From: Rockhen

No I put re Monday night meaning he had referred to the songwriting evening next Monday. It was of course on Tom's Wednesday show.
Our songwriting evening is next Monday, 19th April...keep smiling TS :-)


16 Apr 10 - 01:31 AM (#2887695)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19 April 2010
From: The Smiler

:-)


17 Apr 10 - 07:47 AM (#2888482)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19 April 2010
From: Rockhen

Songwriting Evening Venue location. Grimsby British Legion
The venue is on Cartergate in Grimsby, on the corner where Cartergate meets Chantry Lane.

Please note...If driving, Cartergate is one-way, so you have to approach the building from the other end, via the Bargate/Deansgate/Dudley street intersection, taking the smaller Cartergate road. The car park in on the left, just before the British Legion Building.
Looking forward to it and hope to see a few Mudcatters there! :-)


18 Apr 10 - 08:03 PM (#2889425)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19 April 2010
From: Rockhen

refresh


19 Apr 10 - 08:41 AM (#2889756)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19 April 2010
From: Tim Leaning

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OOoer its Tonight.


19 Apr 10 - 07:57 PM (#2890236)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19 April 2010
From: Tim Leaning

That went rather well. Thanks for all the hard work organizing.


21 Apr 10 - 06:18 PM (#2891652)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19 April 2010
From: Rockhen

Thanks to all who came! It seemed to be a good night as an initial icebreaker and hope to do further evenings. All welcome and will post on here to let mudcatters know, as well as elsewhere.


23 Apr 10 - 07:04 AM (#2892659)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19 April 2010
From: Doug Chadwick

Glad it went well, just wish I could have been there but the volcano had other ideas and my 4 day break turned into a 10 day break. I'll try harder to be at the next one.

DC


23 Apr 10 - 01:09 PM (#2892852)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19 April 2010
From: Rockhen

Glad you are back, safely, Doug! You did have a good excuse not to be there!


23 Apr 10 - 03:30 PM (#2892924)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19 April 2010
From: Tim Leaning

Huh and we were at a no smoking venue.


23 Apr 10 - 03:55 PM (#2892933)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19 April 2010
From: GUEST

Do you good to stop smoking Tim


23 Apr 10 - 05:30 PM (#2892979)
Subject: RE: Songwriting Evening,Grimsby UK 19 April 2010
From: Tim Leaning

Nope just add lots of boring days on the end