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Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010

28 May 10 - 11:47 AM (#2916019)
Subject: Saddleworth Festival
From: GUEST,Vin2

Well it's June next week which means just 6 or so weeks to Saddleworth (Uppermill) festival - the 13th.

Rumours are a-foot again that it could be the last due to three pretty wet years and recession etc. Lets hope not.

I've camped every year (bar one) and tho it can be grim on the camping field when the elements are cruel it hasn't spoilt the festival for me as most to the music is inside venues.

Always some good stuff for every taste including lots of younger talent on show - check out the web site on www.safra.org.uk

Hope to see y'all there !


28 May 10 - 01:14 PM (#2916065)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: BusyBee Paul

I've got my ticket - for my first visit.


28 May 10 - 01:54 PM (#2916092)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: r.padgett

Good weather has been booked this year!

Ray


29 May 10 - 12:17 PM (#2916614)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Les in Chorlton

The Festival

L in C#


30 May 10 - 09:33 AM (#2917156)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Pistachio

6 or so weeks and we'll be over there too, wellies and waterproofs at the ready!!! Looking forward to catching up Vin. It'll be brilliant as always - and I/We so hope it isn't the last. Jan and Pete were over in Cottingham recently, - a great night - , and they gave us a mini progress report. God bless the organisers of these events, (and give us 50% more sunshine this year please?)


02 Jun 10 - 11:22 AM (#2919029)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: GUEST

Any predictions on the Roses contest this year Ray ?


02 Jun 10 - 11:58 AM (#2919053)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Vin2

Woops, that last GUEST entry was meeee; my membership cookie thingy went a bit strange - now re-set. Wish it wouldn't do that, doh !


02 Jun 10 - 01:39 PM (#2919131)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Aeola

I'll be there as usual, good weather has been ordered. Have faith!!


02 Jun 10 - 02:13 PM (#2919147)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Linda Kelly

bugger faith-have anorak!


03 Jun 10 - 03:15 AM (#2919611)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: MC Fat

I shall be theere apparantly Padge has lined me up to run T'War of T'Roses. Hopefully I will again be instituting my solo cindoor camping in the shower block. I'm not camping in that paddy field again. Full of chinamen picking rice it were.


03 Jun 10 - 04:21 AM (#2919627)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: GUEST

Preparations are well under way in Lancashire, many a cunning and devious plan has been laid before Our Leader Of Men, Mister Sid of Euxton. From all these he will direct, disect,and conduct the ultimate downfall of "Yon Tykes lot" in the War of the Roses contest.
Start saving-up Raymond it looks like the ale's on you! to Hell with the weather!, LANCASHIRE will win, wet or dry!


03 Jun 10 - 04:22 AM (#2919628)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: GUEST,Scowie

In case anyones in doubt the previous guest message was from SCOWIE!


03 Jun 10 - 04:23 AM (#2919629)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: GUEST,MC Fat (at work)

I'm sure Raymundo is up for't challenge having trimmed his squad down to the regulation a few sad faces won't be on't flight to Saddleworth


03 Jun 10 - 12:46 PM (#2919816)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: GUEST,Scowie

He's staying tight-lipped, now this really is a new departure!


03 Jun 10 - 12:59 PM (#2919823)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: r.padgett

I have just advised those that need to know who the Yorkies team will be this year!!

Jimmy (and me) have lit candles sed prayers and are tekking shovels just in case [and I am not Catholic] for good weather ~ good job it dunt rain int pub!!

Ray


03 Jun 10 - 03:58 PM (#2919958)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: scowie

well! Mr Padgett seems to be keeping very close company with the Gentleman who will be the "independant" M.C. It even seems that they pray to the same God together!
Lancastrians redouble your efforts, but if it all goes wrong, I've an inkiling where the trouble may lie!
Back to the cunning schemes board!
Cheers Scowie.


03 Jun 10 - 06:02 PM (#2920054)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Aeola

AS if!! everyone knows which side of t'hill breads buttered.


04 Jun 10 - 03:35 AM (#2920318)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: r.padgett

Jimmy I believe prays at the alters of St John and St Tetley after trips out with his Black Dog rounding up the Black Sheep from the Flowers bed.

His dog of course is a Pedigree which he has difficulty keeping from the Blonde!

Ray


04 Jun 10 - 08:03 AM (#2920412)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Linda Kelly

Scowie you are such a sweetie -all this bluff and bluster and talk of secret weapons and subterfuge - I shall have to give you a telling off when I see you!!!


04 Jun 10 - 11:13 AM (#2920525)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Vin2

Methinks the war has started already or at least the opening shots and sharpening up of cross county wit and repartee. Stanley a co. will have to be on't ball this time no dowt about it as the Yorkies will be out for revenge. Can't wait!


08 Jun 10 - 11:28 AM (#2923118)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: GUEST,Captain Farrell

I should be independent so let the best Yorkshire man win


08 Jun 10 - 03:05 PM (#2923303)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: scowie

Mr Sid is quietly getting his mad up and will be having a word shortly with all you Tykes!


08 Jun 10 - 06:27 PM (#2923426)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Aeola

I'm going to have to have words with you Captain!!


08 Jun 10 - 09:52 PM (#2923577)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Soldier boy

23 threads on this posting so far and still no dates for this festival!!

It's Friday 16 to Sunday 18 July 2010 folks.

Hope that helps and provides some clarity so people know WHEN to come and put this festival in their diaries.

Must have been an oversight! Just thought I would help out. Doh!

Chris


09 Jun 10 - 03:13 AM (#2923677)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Hamish

Don't tease me!!! I've been the last two years and it's a stunningly great festival: it's got everything! But I can't be there this year...

Enjoy!!!


10 Jun 10 - 05:54 AM (#2924459)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Vin2

Did mention up above that folks can also check out the safra web site on www.safra.org.uk which tells all you need to know cept of course where the driest bit is for pitching your tent - but that won't matter this year cos it's going to be gloriously hot and dry, innit?


10 Jun 10 - 10:32 AM (#2924602)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival
From: Soldier boy

Hope so Vin2


12 Jun 10 - 03:00 PM (#2926335)
Subject: Review: Saddleworth Folk Fest 2010
From: GUEST,Saucy Nancy

Anyone know who is on at the museum on Saturday night?


14 Jun 10 - 12:53 PM (#2927617)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2

Sure one o'committee should know by now......


14 Jun 10 - 03:20 PM (#2927754)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Linda Kelly

We are!cant remember who else except David Swann from York


14 Jun 10 - 07:57 PM (#2927914)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Soldier boy

s Linda just said - the sweet and fragrant 'Hissyfit' are.


15 Jun 10 - 08:12 AM (#2928188)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Linda Kelly

Bless you sweet boy.....


15 Jun 10 - 09:57 AM (#2928234)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Orson trap

For the benefit of Saucy Nancy, Linda, Soldier Boy, Vin 2 & others.
The Sat night museum gig features (up to now):
John Prentics & Jill Drury, David Swann, Hissyfit,
Stanley Accrington, Hometowners & Tony D and all held in control by MC Dave Howden.
PS Don't forget the sound crews at the festival, especially he who knackers himself leaping about every year in the Civic Hall.


17 Jun 10 - 08:04 AM (#2929764)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2

Looks like a great line up. Hope the great Pete Macmillan of the Hometowners is well enough to make the gig.


17 Jun 10 - 08:16 AM (#2929772)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Linda Kelly

The sound crews at Saddleworth have always been impressive!


18 Jun 10 - 04:44 AM (#2930324)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Captain farrell

It`s just the way they stand


18 Jun 10 - 05:06 AM (#2930333)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: HipflaskAndy

Looking forward to this one immensely!
It's been a few years since I was there.

M' Acoustic band on just afore Mr Maclean on Sat
(besides two other stints, earlier)
Grand!
See you there for some beer! - Duncan McFarlane


18 Jun 10 - 08:58 AM (#2930470)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,SophFFS

And if you'd like a sneak preview of Twelfth Day who are appearing at Saddleworth, please come along to the launch of their debut album, Northern Quarter, in Manchester on June 30th: http://forfolkssakemcr.wordpress.com/2010/06/18/twelfth-day-release-album-hit-the-road-and-have-a-launch-party/


18 Jun 10 - 09:32 AM (#2930498)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2

Where's the venue for the launch SophFFS ?


18 Jun 10 - 03:53 PM (#2930715)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,bigdrummergirl

its at the kro bar in manchester but not sure which one think it will probably be the one on oxford road


22 Jun 10 - 05:25 AM (#2932509)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2

Cheers, may just pop in as i work next door to there.

24 days to the festival !


22 Jun 10 - 08:33 AM (#2932584)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2

Further to my bit about Pete Macmillan of the Hometowners; i'm told he has had his op and is doing ok. Hope you're back in full & fine fettle again soon Pete and belting out those fab songs. Your well missed at the Oddfellows !


28 Jun 10 - 11:11 AM (#2936014)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Orson Trap


28 Jun 10 - 11:16 AM (#2936017)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Orson Trap

"Sorry about that constable, it went off while I was cleaning it"!

Provided Pete Mac is in fine voice, we will get him onto that stage.
Who can forget his rendition of Brendan's voyage when we had the power cut a number of Saddleworth's ago eh? The song kept going around my head for weeks after.


28 Jun 10 - 02:07 PM (#2936117)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Linda Kelly

Getting excited now and gearing up for another War!


29 Jun 10 - 08:50 AM (#2936596)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2

Yes Orson, i remember that year of the power cut well. The Hometowners with Pete's awsome voice kept it going brilliantly, fair play to em !

Brendan's voyage is a cracking song and a couple of other faves of mine that Pete often sings is Durham Jail (Gaol) and Over the Hills.

Below is a nice web site with pics of the lads and lots of others.

Aye Linda, y'all sharpening your pitch forks (sorry tuning forks) in readiness for 13th battle o't rosies ?

http://www.folkimages.com/hometowners.htm


29 Jun 10 - 10:30 AM (#2936643)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Orson Trap

Thanks for that Vin2 (is there a 1 and will there be a 3?), I have browsed that site before, well worth a look.
See you at Saddleworth, we have sent a request to the council for good weather this year. Mind you, the Civic Hall was re-christened 'The Saddleworth Sauna' some years ago by Julie Matthews when she and Chris came off stage. It was so hot and still.
Off to Cleck this weekend.


29 Jun 10 - 03:04 PM (#2936782)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,SophFFS

Sorry for the delay in replying - I've been at Glastonbury. Yes, it's Kro Bar (the one directly opposite the Manchester University student union on Oxford Road) tomorrow night (Wed 30th) from 8pm. It'd be lovely to see some of you there. Come and say hello! (I'll be the one with dark hair and a frenzied look on my face!


30 Jun 10 - 03:58 AM (#2937082)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2

Cheers Orson, Hope the council comes good with your request and i've made a similar request to the 'creator of the universe and all that we know' and will dance a sun jig the night b4 to be sure. If that fails i guess i'll just have to use me snorkel again to get back to me tent!

P.S yes Linda, am sure you're sharpening your pitchfork (sorry tuning fork) for the 13th battle of the Rose. Just hope Lancs do better than our cricket team are currently doing at Old Trafford !


30 Jun 10 - 07:30 PM (#2937578)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Soldier boy

Victory to the White Rose on the rolling hills of Saddleworth - God's own paradise that is forever Yorkshire!

" Oldham is in Ashton, is in Huddersfield or Lees..........."


01 Jul 10 - 02:17 PM (#2938029)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: scowie

Our Captain, the redoubtable Mr Sid Calderbank, advises that "uz Lankies" will do uz talkin' afterwards! Them Tykes can't half talk a good fight.


01 Jul 10 - 08:29 PM (#2938234)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Soldier boy

Your Captain Calderbank could be a renegade traitor if he is named after The Calder. It's a YORKSHIRE river running through Halifax and Brighouse and stuff - I'd watch out if I was you when he realizes where his true roots come from!!!

Chris


02 Jul 10 - 04:56 AM (#2938365)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2

Here's one for you guys...anyone know where the expression 'in fine fettle' comes from ? I've a feeling it's something to do with the horsey profession but not sure and more important is it a Lanky or Tyke expression (or neither)....


02 Jul 10 - 05:10 AM (#2938371)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,selby

fettling as far as i know comes from the iron and steel industry in particular when castings are made it is the process used to remove any pattern marks from the mould that are left on the final casting.


02 Jul 10 - 08:02 AM (#2938459)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,yorky

'Here's an example, from Anne Brontë's Agnes Grey of 1847, in the Yorkshire dialect speech of a servant: "But next day, afore I'd gotten fettled up — for indeed, Miss, I'd no heart to sweeping an' fettling, an' washing pots; so I sat me down i' th' muck —'


02 Jul 10 - 08:15 AM (#2938468)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Captain farrell

General Yorkshire word for cleaning.In the textile industry fettler/fettle is the term for cleaning up a carding engine to keep it at its best to produce the best web therefore a better yarn is then spun.In Lancashire its a sexual term "I`ll fettle thee"don`t ask me for details I don`t Know.


02 Jul 10 - 08:16 AM (#2938469)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST

Re I`ll fettle thee ask Scowie he might still remember fettling someone


02 Jul 10 - 11:44 AM (#2938552)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: scowie

Yes, Scowie remembers it well enough, I've just forgotten which one of the ten score you were!
As for the word "Fettling" of course it's LANKY, but you know them there Tykes will pinch anything!


02 Jul 10 - 02:59 PM (#2938672)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,SID

"Fettle" - dress; ease; condition. (Tim Bobbin, Milnrow, Lancashire Dialect Glossary 1746). Also, Soldier Boy, should have listened in those geography lessons. There are TWO Calders, one is a big dirty polluted thing in Yorkshire the other a rather pretty, though smaller, river in Lancashire - Like me!(although there is a town near Edinburgh called "Calderbank" just to confuse everyone.) - SID


03 Jul 10 - 02:49 AM (#2939002)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: scowie

Eh Up! The Tykes have all retired to deep cover somewhere in Darkest Yorkshire, their line having been absolutely ravaged by the wit and sheer erudition of our Great and Glorious Leader of Men, Mr Sid of Euxton City.
One does hope their wits return to them somewhat, perhaps even in time for the Battle!


03 Jul 10 - 06:50 AM (#2939062)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Captain farrell

I hotly dispute being one of Scowies ten score and he might agree for once with a Tyke.


03 Jul 10 - 09:12 AM (#2939104)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: scowie

Arn't you all fortunate that Scowie does not kiss and tell, so all You Tykes go ahead with your protestations,were used to them, and rest assured Captain, your secret remains safe with me.


03 Jul 10 - 05:27 PM (#2939315)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Captain Farell

Cheers


04 Jul 10 - 08:01 AM (#2939529)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Vin2

Sounds like your all in 'fine fettle' f't battle. Two week to go !


05 Jul 10 - 01:26 PM (#2940177)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST

Guest.......?.... Mike O'Leary-JOhns.............
GENTLEMEN,,,,,,,{ I use the term loosely of course { Very Loosely}.
Just remember you are after all CLOSE Neighbours and as such , should not be falling out.You really must patch up your differences.
Let Brotherly Love Prevail.
Mike.


06 Jul 10 - 01:59 AM (#2940502)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: scowie

MIke O-L "non-players off the green1" that means concerned parties only, all's fair in love and war, particularly The War of the Roses!


06 Jul 10 - 03:02 AM (#2940516)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: r.padgett

Looks like Scowie is starting a War wi't Welsh nah!!

Been busy at Cleckie recently and recording Mr Paul Child at the Battle of Sowerby Bridge (we were amongst 'em ~we slished and we slashed and we slaughtered and we slew 'til the air for miles around were blue, for an hour and a quarter, we kept the foe at bay, there were only two carried 'ome that day and we were amongst 'em!)

Is this in digi trad at mudcat?

Ray


06 Jul 10 - 01:19 PM (#2940730)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: scowie

Ray, you'll start a war! the lad is IRISH!!!!
See you for a pint when the dust settles,
Cheers Scowie.


06 Jul 10 - 02:10 PM (#2940753)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,SID

Ray - best be careful - that Mike O'Leary Welsh/Irish Johns fella is a big bloke (he'll mek booath of us!) Best do what he says - Go on, Gi's a kiss!!! Oh, and a trophy.


06 Jul 10 - 02:13 PM (#2940754)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: r.padgett

Whoops sorry Mike ~ he lives in Wales doesnt he?

Ray


06 Jul 10 - 05:23 PM (#2940865)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Aeola

Wow!! Scowie & the Captain!!!??? It gives T'war a new concept!! Think I'll get there early it sounds promising.


07 Jul 10 - 05:20 PM (#2941387)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: scowie

Raymond, my good friend Michael O'Leary-Johns is Irish, his people are from Macroom, in the fair province of Cork in southern Ireland (Eire) it just happens that they were forced, as so many were by economic presures, to emigrate to Wales to find work in the Steel works newly built there.If that makes him Welsh, then I'm a Dutchman!
Roll on the Day!
The beers masy well be on you!
Cheers Scowie.


07 Jul 10 - 05:24 PM (#2941391)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: scowie

P.S. were are them there HISSIFITTERS they've all gone a bit shy on uz!


07 Jul 10 - 05:50 PM (#2941400)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Noreen

hi scowie- not talking to me?
(I sent you a PM)


07 Jul 10 - 06:19 PM (#2941415)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST

Hissyfitters haven't come down from cloud nine yet after their w/end at Clecky!!


07 Jul 10 - 09:15 PM (#2941515)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Soldier boy

The sweet and fragrant Hissyfit will be there, worry not!

Linda Kelly will be on here to tell you so once she is in full recovery mode from Clecky. Will you not Linda?

Chris


08 Jul 10 - 05:58 AM (#2941645)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Captain Farrell

A little bird told me that Scowie is is taking a trip abroad to that fine city of Durham.Best place outside Lancashire for a nice spot of wound licking.Have a good one.
.


08 Jul 10 - 06:12 AM (#2941651)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: scowie

My fondest felicitations to you too Dear Captain.


08 Jul 10 - 08:48 AM (#2941707)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Orson Trap

Hissyfit Linda, do my eyes deceive me, you require a guitar pickup at Saddleworth? I presume you mean a lead to connect you to the PA and not someone to pick up the guitar for you????
Who will be playing it?
Either way, we will endeavour to remain impressive!!!!
Looking forward to seeing you both at the Saddleworth Sauna (Paddleworth will be a distant memory). Only managed to catch your last 2/3 songs in The Marsh at Cleck due to stewarding duties.
To all Mudcatters: This years will be the best Saddleworth FF ever, miss it at your peril. Be there or be.........??????????


08 Jul 10 - 10:10 AM (#2941741)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: r.padgett

An Irishman domiciled in Wales, many thanks for his biography Scowie!

Now what are you trying to tell me?

Is he coming to Saddleworth?

Ray


08 Jul 10 - 11:52 AM (#2941796)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Captain Farrell

Felicitation is a hanging offence in Saddleworth.Even if it`s only sheep involed.


08 Jul 10 - 11:53 AM (#2941797)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Captain Farrell

I missed a V out sorry.


08 Jul 10 - 02:28 PM (#2941905)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Linda Kelly

Sorry I have been otherwise engaged and besides which there has been a lot of hot air coming from a Westerly direction so I thought I would let it blow over. Ignore Scowies posturing ...he's just a big pussycat! Yes we do need a guitar pick up. Clecky was fab best ever so cannot wait for Saddleworth!


08 Jul 10 - 04:33 PM (#2941983)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: scowie

Mee-aw!


08 Jul 10 - 05:26 PM (#2942012)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Lenny's mum (inactive)

I hope everybody will bring their ducks for the great duck race around the camp site


09 Jul 10 - 08:47 AM (#2942305)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Orson Trap

The best we can offer is a microphone to play your guitar into.
You will then have two vocal mics and one instrument mic (many artists prefer that). If not, perhaps you could borrow a guitar with a built in pick up and the guitar will still be heard even if you are not always stood right in front of the guitar mic. Agree with you about Cleck.


12 Jul 10 - 06:40 AM (#2943819)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Captain Farrell

I`ve just heard the BBC weather forecast Light gales with extra water till Thursday" Just right for getting your tent pegs in"then glorious sunshine till Monday morning then back to Summer.Don`t blame me if it`s wrong blame the BBC.


12 Jul 10 - 07:24 AM (#2943828)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Pistachio

Hi there, been off Mudcat for over a month -sooo much VAT and stuff to be busy with-- but glad to drop in and see what's being said before the weekend. Gettin' excited now.Only 4 sleeps before we set off. ooooh!
I have the Winners Shield complete with white rose... and will carefully bring it West for a trip out!
Tents prepared and ready for use (including Tee Pee), and early packing has commenced.
I'm still like Tigger with 2 tails after Clecky! Sure to have as much fun in Saddleworth tho' and looking forward to all the singing. It's Grrrrreat....(Mr Kellogs' Tiger might just have snuck in!)
The more the merrier and bring on the War. We're ready Gentlemen. We'll have a fine competition I'm sure.
Orson, re: Guitar, if I'm playing it's best I have a free standing mic so I can step back when I *,,$! it....
Hazel.


12 Jul 10 - 12:46 PM (#2944012)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: scowie

Hazel My Dear, don't get stuck on the campsite this year (unlike previously!) As it is unlikly that I shall be there to pull you out of the mire (as on a another occaision) Because this year I'm on Bed & breakfast (would you like a little more honey on your toast this morning my dear?) this is so that I shall be on RIP-ROARING form to demolish all "Yon Tykes" with their pretentions of being betterer thon uz.
Mr Sid has uz all training up on Bury Black Puddings, Chorley cakes, and loads of Thwaites Best Bitter, it's reaally dacent, nod like yon waathery stuff all yo' Tykes call beer, on whey con best lions!!!!
Wheel 'um in!!!


12 Jul 10 - 01:19 PM (#2944033)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Mike O'Leary-Johns

Mike O'Leary-Johns
To Skocropht and Pajit
You had both better hope I will not be theer.
First I have a Lankisshert lad Telling me which Battles I can enter and which I cant.Then a Little Tike trying to deny my Heritage.
To make Matters worse the man I considered to be my Mate.Namely SID decides to inflict dual mationality.
I am afraid Sid I am withdrawing from the Duet we were planing over the years.
Mind you some confrontation It's likely to be... Powder Puffs at Evensong...................................Mike.


13 Jul 10 - 03:55 AM (#2944220)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Orson Trap

Dear Hazel, your wish will be granted, a microphone for your guitar it will be and don't worry, it will all go swimmingly (I have seen the weather forecast). Best camp on high ground Ha, ha .
The Civic Hall will be like a sauna, whatever the weather. I shall have those stage lights on so high you will need 'Factor 150' UV/Sun protection and welding goggles for shades!!

Only joking, there is a hose pipe ban so the weather will be like the Sahara.
Lancashire for the cup!


13 Jul 10 - 09:43 AM (#2944322)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2

Great to see Pete Macmillan back for a visit at the Oddfellows last night and in fine voice as ever. Looking fwd to seeing the Hometowners on Friday night with Tony Downes (plus Hissyfit, the Bolton bullfrog and Stan the man).

Great line-up for the rest of the w/end too.


14 Jul 10 - 10:41 AM (#2944881)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2

England hath long been mad, and scarr'd herself:
The brother blindly shed the brother's blood;
The father rashly slaughter'd his own son;
The son, compell'd, been butcher to the sire.
All this divided York and Lancaster..."

Not to mention Scowie and Mr Padgett

Two days to go..........


14 Jul 10 - 05:20 PM (#2945130)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Noreen

I am planning to make the long trip North to Uppermill once more... and looking forward to seeing old friends again.

Can someone tell me, as I'm not much of a one for sitting in concerts, are some singarounds in ticketless venues? And is it possible to buy tickets for individual events if required (such as the much-hyped War of the Roses)? And when is this battle taking place?

It's some time since I've been and was always here as a Shellback before so got in everywhere anyway.

Forecast is for sun on Saturday!


14 Jul 10 - 07:01 PM (#2945192)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Phil Edwards

How did that sneak up on me? Might have to give it a miss this time.

Noreen - I'm not sure if it's a good festival for lone singaround-seekers. (If you went in a group you could have a ball.) I went last year (on my own) and went to the big singaround - which was very big; far too big for anyone to get two songs. There were odd sings in pubs around the place, but the one I sat in on was a bit too chummy and informal for me - the kind of sesh that's best when you're there for the second or third time. So my final score was one song total, although I did hear some very fine singing.


14 Jul 10 - 07:55 PM (#2945222)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Joe Nicholson

Take no notice of pip radish noreen there's loads of singing all over the place. oragnised up[stairs in the con-club and pretty well all the time in the Waggon) are just two that come to mind.Probably the best singaround festival I know' well there is Saltburn?.

Joe Nicholson


14 Jul 10 - 08:26 PM (#2945234)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Soldier boy

I second what Joe has said Noreen. Just head for 'The Waggon' pub on the main road through Uppermill where you will happily find yersen snuggling into great singarounds all afternoon and all night in great company.

It is part of the very big 'Fringe' element of this brilliant festival and therefore ticketless and completely free.

You will be free to just listen or join in with the choruses or have a go at a song or two if you wish to. It is all very informal, so no pressure.
Just do and go where you want as the fancy takes you and as you will know from your previous visits to this festival you will find that you are very welcome and in good company wherever you go.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Chris


15 Jul 10 - 01:28 AM (#2945314)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: scowie

Noreen, As a debutante (a single one that is!)and myself being a True-Born Lancastrian of the old blood, I would consider it a great honour, and indeed a considerable privaledge to be allowed to escort you through the minefield that Saddleworth Festival can be for the uninitiated.
Fear not gentle maiden, your honour is secure and your future is set on favourable.
I shall contact you myself by other means, with arrangements that will mean you shall be looked after every step of the way, and your comfort and security shall be my only concern, and a pleasurable outcome assured.
My you sleep soundly in this knowledge,
Your devoted friend, Scowie.


15 Jul 10 - 02:56 AM (#2945332)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Noreen

Oh, Scowie, you old charmer!

(I know, less of the *old*!)


15 Jul 10 - 03:10 AM (#2945339)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Noreen

Oh and thank you, Pip, Joe and Chris, for your helpful input.
(Scowie just about swept me off my feet there!)

I remember great times in the Con club in former times with the previous licencees- we went back to sing at their retirement party.
And singing with Shellbacks in the packed, right hand room of a pub- would that be the Wagon?
I'm sure it will all come back to me!


15 Jul 10 - 04:11 AM (#2945359)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: r.padgett

Con club still going strong last year!

Wagon late nights and day time sings too, o and food!

Scowie once bought me a pint in the Wagon

Weather booked for good to fair!

Ray


15 Jul 10 - 04:27 AM (#2945374)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Phil Edwards

Take no notice of pip radish noreen there's loads of singing all over the place.

All I can say is what I saw last year: one humungous singaround at the Con Club (which was good but too big), after which I wandered around Uppermill looking for somewhere to sing & not finding much. Later in the day I found my way to the Waggon and sat in on a small singaround there, but it was a jumping-in session and it was all guitars and everyone else seemed to know each other... mutter mumble whinge whine...

But if you hook up with someone who (a) knows their way around and (b) knows you (quite important), I should think you'll have a great time.


15 Jul 10 - 05:37 AM (#2945403)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Noreen

I know what you mean Pip about going to a new festival on your own, where everyone seems to know everyone else.
Do say hello if you see me (I am in members photos here- see drop-down menu at top) then we'll both know one more person there!


15 Jul 10 - 07:00 AM (#2945435)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Joe Nicholson

Noreen re Scowie Do not trust him gentle maiden

Joe


15 Jul 10 - 07:02 AM (#2945436)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Joe Nicholson

Noreen re Scowie 'Do not trust him Gentle maiden'


15 Jul 10 - 07:54 AM (#2945462)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Linda Kelly

Glad you are coming Noreen -War of the Roses on Saturday afternoon. I am sure Scowie would be an honourable escort but bring bromide just in case! I love the singarounds at Saddleworth but I agree they can be a bit lively!


15 Jul 10 - 08:02 AM (#2945467)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2

Am sure you'll be well cared for Noreen. Mind your footing !

Hope you get my pm repy Sodier Boy.

Sithee soon folks


15 Jul 10 - 08:11 AM (#2945475)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2

Oh and Pip, if you spot me (in my mudcat t'shirt) i'd be happy to start off a singaround with you !


15 Jul 10 - 08:54 AM (#2945494)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Noreen

Joe, I know Scowie of old (there's that 'o' word again- strange!)

Thanks for the advice, Linda m'dear :)

And Vin- my feet are fine, I fear it was the Black Sheep that tripped me off the kerb that time...


15 Jul 10 - 10:36 AM (#2945549)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: muppett

My liver has fully recovered from Dent now, so ready for a sesh or 3 in the Wagon, friday & Saturday, So look forward to seeing who ever turns up. Got a work commitment on Sunday though, so have t' leave before Sunday opening.


15 Jul 10 - 11:13 AM (#2945567)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Phil Edwards

Anyone going to the thing next weekend? It's a mumble organised by mumble, and it's at a pub called mumble in the Yorkshire Dales. (It was late and I was tired.)

Seriously, the definite information I've managed to retain is:

something with folk music involved
free to get in
weekend of 24th-25th July
pub
Yorkshire Dales

Can anyone fill in the blanks (or the mumbles)?


15 Jul 10 - 11:14 AM (#2945569)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Phil Edwards


15 Jul 10 - 11:19 AM (#2945574)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: muppett

Could it be the Hardraw gathering at the Green Dragon in Hardraw near t' Hawes????????


15 Jul 10 - 11:22 AM (#2945576)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Phil Edwards

at the Green Dragon in Hardraw near t' Hawes

Oh heck - am I going to have to say it like that before they let me in? (Nay lad, tha's mistaken, this isn't Hahdraugh Near The Haughs...)

That came up when I googled, actually, but it came up with a date in March. Is it going off next weekend as well?


15 Jul 10 - 11:36 AM (#2945586)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Phil Edwards

Never mind - I've googled again and got the info. Looks great, but Uppermill's a lot closer...


15 Jul 10 - 02:06 PM (#2945686)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: scowie

Ray, there will be a pint waiting in't Waggon, on friday afternoon, win, lose or draw!
Noreen, nothing but old fashioned curtesy awaits you, your first pint will be surrounded by a daisy chain! as for the second......who can know!
Cheers to you all, OLD pals!


15 Jul 10 - 04:41 PM (#2945787)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Noreen

Ah- sweet! And a curtsey too?

A bow would have done, sir :)


15 Jul 10 - 09:00 PM (#2945892)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Soldier boy

Anybody know if the campsite is already a lake ?

And has anybody also heard the rumour that Noah has turned up and is starting to build some kind of sailing vessel?

Chris


15 Jul 10 - 09:02 PM (#2945893)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Soldier boy

With a big white rose on it!


16 Jul 10 - 02:06 AM (#2945969)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Noreen

forecast has changed to rain.
But we ordered sun!


16 Jul 10 - 04:48 AM (#2946018)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: scowie

Have no fear Gentle Maid we shall walk in the sunshine together, for your sweet voice shall dispel any rain, and disable any storm clouds.
The future remains set fair.


16 Jul 10 - 05:00 AM (#2946024)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,MC Fat (at work)

Coming over with Padge this afternoon. I have been tasked with keeping the War of the Roses in order (might be easier herding cats)


19 Jul 10 - 04:39 AM (#2947466)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,MC Fat (at work)

Just come back (Sunday Afternoon)from an excellent weekend.Singarounds were as usual real quality. some of the new events (unsheduled), like the persiphone wet garland dress workshop were phoarr amazing there were some 'outstanding' entrants. Thanks to the partipants of 'The War of the Roses' the Lanky's won this year despite a sterling performance from the Tykes. many attempts were made to bribe the MC but they failed although request to Linda (from Hissyfit) more shortbread please. Barry & Ingrid Tyneside slot was really good too. Hope the Festival continues next year.


19 Jul 10 - 05:18 AM (#2947481)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,SID

Congratulations to everyone who helped to make the event one of the most entertaining and best organised ever but particularly to the audience who's fantastic harmony chorus singing was the highlight of my day.Commiserations to all my friends in Yorkshire and well done our side! The challenge shield is now back home, safe, under my pillow!!!!

UP THE REDS

SID


19 Jul 10 - 06:03 AM (#2947491)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Orson Trap

MC Fat did an excellent job at keeping both sides in check this year.

However, the 'worldly wise' and 'trench battle experience' of Sid, Scowie and Stan with The Hometowners adding their a 'subtle' calming influence here and there, thoroughly overwhelmed the Yorky's.....I'm glad to say.
Loved it when Scowie had a dig at Ray for drinking water out of a beer glass and Sid commented that he thought it was Yorkshire beer.
Great stuff.
It was broadsides like that, that brought the cup back home to Lancs.
Not even Hissyfit's class, nor David Swans songs were enough for the Yorky's this time.


19 Jul 10 - 06:46 AM (#2947499)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,MC Fat (at work)

I've heard of 'trench foot' at Festivals but never 'trench song'


19 Jul 10 - 08:56 AM (#2947556)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Soldier boy

Great Festival as ever. Thouroughly enjoyed it and great to meet up with many folk buddies. Also very pleasantly suprised and delighted at how dry the campsite was. Big bonus!

Roll on next years festival when the Tykes will snatch it back!

Chris


19 Jul 10 - 09:31 AM (#2947579)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Captain Farrell

Well another one over everyone did seem to enjoy their selves the workshops and the best poetry I have heard in a very long time where very well attended .On a sad note the Judge of the War of the Roses was fined £25 by the Parish Council for leaving his deaf aid in the green room .All the best till next year.


19 Jul 10 - 09:36 AM (#2947582)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST

Just got back today after another fab Saddleworth festival. Many thanks to the committee and all. Great music from older hands and again as always at Saddleworth, some fabulous young talent like Twelfth Day; great combination and sound from Catriona's fiddle and Esther Swift playing a wonderful harp - instrument normally seen in a sympnony orcestra.

Sat night with Dougie Maclean was brilliant! Hometowners & Tony Downes were fab as ever - glad to see Pete 'sheep crook' MacMillan recovering well after op; Hissyfit, harmoniously brillient as ever and loads more. Still the rain but not as many puddles on the puddleworth campsite this year - my tent endured.

Wars of Roses? well as Orson says, some great broadsides but Ackrington allstars just tipped the balance methinks (or was it that wad of notes in Stan's hands?)

So let's hope and look fwd to a 14th (my 13th) be terrible if this geat annual get-together didn't continue - mebbe a few more fund-raising evets b4 then ?


19 Jul 10 - 09:41 AM (#2947587)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Vin2

Sorry folks it's done it agin. Last message was from me - doh!

P.S, Noreen, sorry didn't meet up, hope you enjoyed!

Vin2


19 Jul 10 - 11:07 AM (#2947641)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Orson Trap

Keep it up Captain, I'm sure the judge is keeping note of any remarks directed at him for next year Wars. That must must warrant a deduction of 2 points at least for starters!


19 Jul 10 - 11:33 AM (#2947659)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,scowie at Durham

Thanks for those comments, my friends from the White Rose County were gratious in their acceptance of what was in my eyes a very narrow defeat, that being so I took the liberty of taking a photo of Ammon Wrigleys statue in Uppermill, wearing my winning hat with the red roses on it. He smiled and winked! I doubt he does that when they garland him with white roses on Yorkshire day, he having written a book called "Lancashire Idylls"
Here My friends I must mention my retirement from the annual contest, there are many would represent the Red Rose, and I feel I should not monopolise a place. Nice to end on a winning note though, Yorkshire have a fine and very able son in Ray Padgett, who can conduct himself with the utmost dignity after his teams display, no Captain could have done better.
Thank you Yorkshire.....over and out!


19 Jul 10 - 12:11 PM (#2947690)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Captain Farrell

Well well Scowie now if your very good we might just might fit you in at the Poems and Pints but remember it`s no more than one pint per poem.


19 Jul 10 - 12:34 PM (#2947709)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Noreen

Oh yes, thoroughly enjoyed myself thanks Vin. So glad I came!

Two splendid evenings downstairs in the Con club will stay with me for some time, excellent singing and harmonies, friendship and jollity.

Lovely to spend time with 'them Hissyfitters' (to quote the retiring Scowie) and put the world to rights again :)

It was great to catch up with people I've not seen for years, but tonight I MUST catch up on some sleep!


19 Jul 10 - 12:43 PM (#2947714)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: r.padgett

Very gracious words here!

Thanks to all who went took part listened and joined in the craic!

Hope Sid doesnt sustain too many sleepless nights!

All the best to Scowie and to "Stan the Man" and Hometowners who are unbeatable on their home ground!

Hope that the festival continues next year, but funding and help are needed I believe!

Ray


19 Jul 10 - 02:15 PM (#2947769)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST

cheers Raymond and co, I'll cherish the memories, of many great and good natured contests, you haven't got rid totally, I'll be about if the piggy-bank allows it!


19 Jul 10 - 02:28 PM (#2947780)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,scowie

last post was from me, cocked it up again!
Sorry Scowie.


19 Jul 10 - 02:37 PM (#2947789)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Aeola

A great Fest,I liked the 'Union Songs' downstairs in the cons club. The venues are fab, I did hear that a judge had been nobbled at the Roses war--- he was advised that to avoid trouble it was worked that turns were taken to win each year and that it was the Lankies turn this year!!!   A great array of artists and the survivors sess was fantastic.By the way Captain isn't it one pint per poem per person!!


19 Jul 10 - 06:19 PM (#2947902)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Pistachio

Brill, wonderful, memorable, Huggable and going to stay in my mind for a long, long while. Ewan McLennans' guitar work is exquisite, The Hometowners Friday set was great and Dougie was unbeatable - harmony heaven! David Swann was outstanding later in the civic - action songs and choruses to enjoy! Thanks to everyone involved, Sound man and Orson ... you make the Civic the best balanced venue we know. Jan and Pete put in endless hours on the festival preparation and had to deal with some major trouble with thefts on the campsite. Sad fact of life ... and I know questions are being asked!! We enjoyed out unrehearsed sets with Dave Howden and GU4 and harmonising with Mr Swann and 'the Master', Dougie..... and hearing Noreen again, I'm still buzzing . Home safe and with tents dry and stowed away. Wow, I'm Knackered... and rambling on and in danger of repeating myself so Goodnight. Hugs to all. Hazel.
PS How to make 7 men really happy - --- let them win!.xx


19 Jul 10 - 07:39 PM (#2947948)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,old git

Just to second (or third) what has been said. As always a great weekend ,which hopefully will continue next year. Had some great singarounds..but will particularly remember the great singing at the maritime session ..from guests and from the floor. Gu4 were brill as ever and Hissies managed to make me cry again....and the last song from Gissyfit4 was something else!
geoff t


19 Jul 10 - 11:11 PM (#2948037)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,linda kelly

Think that should be Gussyfit Geoff! Great festival with too many highlights but thanks to everyone particularly Jan & Pete the Lancashire team. The Yorkshire team the amazing sound men. GU4 and David Swann Finally to Dougie Mclean for making a great festival extraordinary.


20 Jul 10 - 08:37 AM (#2948219)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2

Re the Roses; p'raps next year each side should be allowed one 'foreign' player on their team; that way the Yorkists could maybe put in a trasfer bid for Stan to even the sides a bit - mebbe offer him a crate of the ale of his choosing and new helmet?


21 Jul 10 - 01:13 AM (#2948739)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: r.padgett

NO!


21 Jul 10 - 04:44 AM (#2948803)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Orson Trap

Not made your mind up yet then Ray?
I think the only way the Yorky's will have a resounding victory is, if they recruit Attila the Pun!


21 Jul 10 - 05:15 AM (#2948813)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Secret Yorkie

Stan Acc was too poor to be born in Lancashire he was knitted by Oldham W.I.


21 Jul 10 - 05:51 AM (#2948833)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: PercyBysshe

Due to other (musical) commitments, we were only able to get to the Survivors' Session this year, and thoroughly enjoyed it. We've never had so much audience participation for "Pleasant and Delightful" before - that was great!


21 Jul 10 - 07:08 AM (#2948880)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2

Yes Percy the singing was brill. I stayed till about 1/4 to nine then went to t'ther session at t'other Con-lib-alition club hosted by Jimn Schofield. Both sessions rounded off brilliantly a great w/end.

Bye the bye, really great to see Gerry Brady (of original Beggermen) in the Waggon playing his 'bones' as well as ever.


21 Jul 10 - 08:10 AM (#2948932)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Captain Farrell

Surely Vin2 that should have been Con-dem-alition club they have already Con-demed our new local school.


21 Jul 10 - 11:09 AM (#2949071)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2

Aye, well put Captain; and me fears There's lots more con-dem-alition to come from ragged bunch of upper class toffs and traitors bold !

'You tyrants of England............'


22 Jul 10 - 08:27 AM (#2949710)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST

Lovely to see you all again in Saddleworth, and the singing over the weekend was just amazing!!
Ali xx


22 Jul 10 - 10:22 AM (#2949797)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2

Yeah Ali, i think we all did ourselves proud - Dougie Maclean seemed genuinely impressed with the audience singing he got on Sat night.


22 Jul 10 - 01:42 PM (#2949958)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Pistachio

Ditto Vin, he stood there melting, yet asked for repeated choruses and did appear to relish the response. A master at making his audience feel like he was speaking to each as an individual!
Hxx


23 Jul 10 - 01:00 AM (#2950396)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Alio

And his father had the same name as mine - Duncan Maclean!

Hilary and I wee chatting at the Survivors Session - fantastic as always - and she's determined that there will be another Saddleworth FF, so we gave the dates out for 2011. I can't just remember what they are as Maureen and Joe and Dave and Ann Howden came back to my flat after the session - I think we managed to finish off the 2 bottles of Jamieson's Mo brought!!

Ali xx


23 Jul 10 - 05:26 AM (#2950476)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2

Yes H he almost turned the hall into a giant steamy folk club - fabulous.

Fab news re festival Ali. It must survive one way or another - i think the Sat night in the Hall and the final sessions in Greenfield and Uppermill on Sunday night proved that it's the folk what makes a folk festival! Glad you're still enjoying the Jamies!


23 Jul 10 - 06:27 AM (#2950499)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Orson Trap

Re-live the festival again on You Tube, type in Saddleworth Folk Festival.


23 Jul 10 - 08:53 AM (#2950585)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2

Cheers Orson. Hope to see you at the Oddfellows agin soon !


24 Jul 10 - 08:25 AM (#2951290)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Chairman

Thanks for all the kind comments about this years festival, despite the weather and the problems on the campsite, most festivalgoers enjoyed the various events over the weekend.
Could I just add a word of caution to all the comments about next year's festival.
The announcement of next years date was premature as there has been no decision taken about 2011.
In order to ensure that this years festival went ahead four of the committee agreed to personally underwrite any losses, a situation that cannot continue into the future.

The festival committee will review the situation when this year's accounts have been finalised. So apart from the financial aspect, our committee of five people needs strengthening to enable us to share the load.

So finance, committee and the weather permitting here's looking optimistically forward to 2011 but some hard decisions will have to be taken before then.

Paul Roberts
Chairman
SAFRA


24 Jul 10 - 08:31 AM (#2951293)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST

Oops meant to say check out the SAFRA web site decisions about 2011 will be posted there

Paul


24 Jul 10 - 10:54 AM (#2951361)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Willa

I had a very varied and enjoyable w/end and,I kid you not,did NOT wear my wellies at all. Hope next year is a definite - I'll make it a priority.

My thanks to all those who were involved in planning and running the event again.


25 Jul 10 - 05:21 AM (#2951747)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Red and White Rabbit

great weekend again - it was wonderful to catch up with everyone again and late nights of great music were just the rest I needed - had to go back to work on Monday so missed survivors this year - drat!

Scowie thanks for everything, Sid sorry I missed you and thanks to the organisers for chance to do a different workshop this year - enjoyed it.

Hope to see you all again next year

Sue


25 Jul 10 - 01:00 PM (#2951902)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: nutty

I understand that a tribute CD of Theresa Tooley was launched at the festival (in support of the Motor Neuron charity)

Given the support Theresa gave to the festival over the years. I'm saddened that this has not been mentioned.

Could this be why the festival is lacking support??


26 Jul 10 - 04:21 AM (#2952272)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Noreen

You think Saddleworth festival may be lacking support because one aspect of it has not been mentioned on a US.based folk and blues website?


26 Jul 10 - 05:16 AM (#2952295)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Captain Farrell

Lacking support
Nothing could be farther from the truth.This years festival was very well supported and after the facts are collated may have been the best ever in terms of numbers.Where more support is needed is on the committee,with long term commitment in years rather than short term help and then a hands on approach sleeves rolled up for 5 days Thurs. to Mon. to keep things on track.As with all things festivals are time consuming and sometimes people who have run things for perhaps ten years plus, their lives change family sometimes has to come first. So what is needed is some new blood, people with ideas to keep the festival fresh and alive in fact similar to the fist 13 years.So perhaps you are just about to retire you fancy some joy some tears something really worthwhile contact the chairman and see if you can make the difference.When the festival is over you really feel that you have done your bit.


26 Jul 10 - 06:31 AM (#2952333)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: nutty

Believe me CF,if I lived closer I would love to help. I have attended every festival until this year and supported it in every way I can.

Noreen - yes this is an international site but, given Theresa's standing among the mudcat fraternity, news of the tribute and CD launch would not have been amiss.


26 Jul 10 - 07:45 AM (#2952369)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2

The cd of Theresa was mentioned at the survivor's night session in Greenfield but i forgot to get one so if anyone can point me to where/whom i can contact, i'll send chegue for a copy.

As for festival attendance, it seemed to be ok from what i saw especially on Sat night in the Hall. Most of the sessions i attended e.g the Commercial seemed to fill ok. Mebbe one or two like the late night Sat sing in the Con club, weren't quite as packed as previous years but overall i found it ok. Shame about the rain again for the Morris and dance teams tho.

If the festival goes ahead next year, we can all help a bit. If not able to sit on commettee then e.g by leafleting and putting flyers out at gigs and clubs etc perhaps bring forward to June when it seems to have been drier over past years ?


26 Jul 10 - 10:32 AM (#2952448)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: nutty

I should have all info later in the week.

And a stack of CD'S too, I hope.


27 Jul 10 - 08:49 AM (#2953114)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2

Nice one nutty


01 Aug 10 - 05:48 PM (#2956341)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Alio

I believe that all Theresa's CD's were sold Hazel, which is great. I was given one by Alan and Ann for the radio programme. Joe, Mo and I listened on Monday morning and we found it really emotional, especially as we remembered some of them at Whittlebury. I'll be playing 2 of the tracks a week on MOnday, so make sure you listen on line please!
Ali xx


01 Aug 10 - 06:49 PM (#2956357)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,paulg

Good festival but would have been good to have seen a return for The Young'Uns after they were so good last year.


02 Aug 10 - 07:59 AM (#2956610)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2

Yes Paul the The Young Uns were terrific and am sure they'll be back at some point in the future (assuming the festival has a future - let's hope so) - The Wilsons too eh?


02 Aug 10 - 09:49 AM (#2956664)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,paulg

The Wilson's and The Young'uns performed on stage together at Warwick Folk Festival this year - what a fantastic sound. A force to be reckoned with in my opinion.
Paul


02 Aug 10 - 11:14 AM (#2956714)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: r.padgett

With respect

The Wilsons sing in unison

The Young 'Uns are a three part harmony group!

TYUns are swamped by such voices and their subtleties can be lost!

TYUns patter is off the cuff, spontaneous and funny!

Nice lads all of 'em (Wilsons and TYUns)

Ray


29 Nov 10 - 07:58 AM (#3042659)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2

No festival next year then ?


29 Nov 10 - 09:17 AM (#3042724)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,Captain Farrell

I think they will announce any news on their Web site


29 Nov 10 - 11:35 AM (#3042800)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Alio

I've been trying to find out for some time!
Hilary and Pete (both still on the committee) told me that there was a meeting last week (the 25th I think) and said they'd let me know the result, following it. I've heard nothing yet unfortunately.
And this weekend I was MCing at Bedworth Folk Festival, and lost count of the number of people who came up and asked me about Saddleworth!
I guess people really do need to know now.
Ali x


30 Nov 10 - 08:19 AM (#3043488)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2

Hope it's positive news when it comes. Even if it goes back to a two dayer as it started out 13 years ago: maybe stick to mostly local talent with myabe one 'big name' if costs allow: sing-a-rounds in the pubs and mebbe use the Con club concert room at Greenfield Con Club as main venu rather than civic hall if cheaper. Move to June instead of July ?

Just some thoughts. Be happy to help out publicing, leafletting etc.

One lives in hope (well Heywood actually).


02 Dec 10 - 05:29 AM (#3044737)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: GUEST,padgett

See other thread started by Jim McD

Apparently lack of committee is shown as demise of 2011 festival
So its get off your b*ms or there will not be one in 2011!

I agree with my mate Vin smaller festival, excellent venues at the Con clubs, Commercial, Museum or even use The Cross Keys

In my view the Civic needs using more effectively time wise or not at all

The thing is we all want to sing and play, Festivals and Guests want bums on seats and ppl paying!!

the festival apparently had no problems with numbers and finances, so its really down to committee ppl prepared to take the strain

I have just retired from running Barnsley Easter singaround after 20 years I am told!

Running things is a difficult experience, so any selfless ppl about?

Ray


02 Dec 10 - 08:37 AM (#3044850)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Vin2

Hi Ray, yeah tis a shame but as the safra web site says they may resurrect in 2012 if they get enough volunteers. Although i don't drive and live a bit away from Uppermill, I'd help in any capacity i can even if with publicising etc.

Goodd idea thos for smaller venues like Con clubs etc for mebbe singarounds and War of Roses of course.

Anyway mate hope to see you around somewhere in the summer.

Mind ow yer go !


15 Dec 10 - 05:01 AM (#3053828)
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Festival - 16-18 July, 2010
From: Alio

The committee used to be pretty large a few years ago - maybe members need to think about how they welcome (and involve) any newcomers?
Ali