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Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)

20 Feb 14 - 06:07 PM (#3603368)
Subject: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Starting on Tuesday 25th February 2014 and then on the last Tuesday of each month: "Just Voices", a new singaround/session for unaccompanied singers only (no instruments).
Venue: The Black Bull Inn, Kirkgate, Birstall, West Yorks. WF17 9PB (UK), in upstairs function room with good acoustics. Friendly and welcoming pub, good beer.
Starts 8 pm prompt. Free admission.

To quote the flyer:
"The aim of this friendly singaround/session is the sharing of good songs: whether they be traditional or contemporary; rousing chorus songs and harmonies; or solo ballads". (This might also include the occasional monologue or poem, I understand.... )

And before any musicians get the chance to be offended - this is the first gathering to cater specifically for unaccompanied singers that I can recall in the Yorkshire area, in quite some time (it's a good ten years since the popular and long-lived Otley Red Lion singers' session folded).
After all, there are plenty of sessions for musicians only, so why not one for singers only, just for a change?

As well as singer-participants, listeners (audience) are also most welcome.

Come and give it a try!


22 Feb 14 - 10:38 AM (#3603768)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: Joe Nicholson

Should be there all being well.

Joe Nicholson


22 Feb 14 - 02:23 PM (#3603847)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Looking forward to seeing you there Joe. You're always most welcome.

Now Guest, no need to be so negative - there's no shame in this new venture, it's just an honest attempt to plug a gap in the scene, whoever else is involved. Hey, give it a chance - it might just work...


23 Feb 14 - 09:20 AM (#3604036)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: Steve Howlett

Given a favourable wind (oops pardon!) we'll be there too.

NPF.


23 Feb 14 - 03:07 PM (#3604124)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: Steve Howlett

Seems the wind is in another quarter and I must be elsewhere that day. Next time. And we like Dave Kidman. So there!


23 Feb 14 - 05:29 PM (#3604164)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: Dennis the Elder

Too far away at the moment, but will try the next one.
It will be a pleasure to see Dave.


24 Feb 14 - 06:07 PM (#3604520)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Apology accepted Dennis, hope to see you next month then!

Steve, sorry you won't be there - it would be good to see the other NPF folk if they can make it.

Refresh and reiterate - all singers welcome, should be a good night!


25 Feb 14 - 07:42 AM (#3604671)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: Dennis the Elder

I certainly will try, good luck on the first night


26 Feb 14 - 11:38 AM (#3605068)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

First night went well, with a decent and appreciative turnout, 43 songs were sung in total, and a very enjoyable time was had by all.
Looking forward to seeing the absentees next month all being well.


26 Feb 14 - 12:17 PM (#3605090)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: r.padgett

How many of the 43 did you sing and from memory?

Ray


26 Feb 14 - 02:44 PM (#3605139)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Sorry you didn't make it Ray.
I believe the tally was that eight singers sang 5 songs apiece, and one sang 3.
Luckily no memory feat was required, as Maureen's a keen statistician and kept a record of the total!


26 Feb 14 - 06:53 PM (#3605218)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: r.padgett

Yea Mo's a good un for fair play

Ray


27 Feb 14 - 12:00 PM (#3605480)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: GUEST,Yorkie

Good luck with the venture (but please don't call it a session, 'cos it's not!)


27 Feb 14 - 12:40 PM (#3605495)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: nutty

It depends how you define " a session" Yorkie

According to the Oxford English Dictionary a session is - A period devoted to a particular activity: - so this activity is , in my view, correctly defined.


28 Feb 14 - 06:39 AM (#3605736)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: GUEST,OldNicKilby

Good Luck with the Singers SESSION Dave. We will make sure we come next time we venture into Leeds. It may take time but give it a chance and it will be wonderful as the word gets about. Next week is our 115 th Singing Session


28 Feb 14 - 07:56 AM (#3605757)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: Joe Nicholson

The thing is most folkies seem to regard a session as an instrumentalists only event and as a singer I tend to aviod them as I believe do many others so I think it is always a good idea to specify the type if event as Dave does.

Regards Joe Nicholson


28 Feb 14 - 09:44 AM (#3605790)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: r.padgett

Quite right Joe and David, singers' session is correctly titled!

Ray


28 Feb 14 - 10:36 AM (#3605817)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: Sir Roger de Beverley

I agree - when I run one I describe it as a mixed session: singers and musicians.

R


14 Apr 14 - 08:21 AM (#3618597)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Thanks for clarifying and confirming the terminology, folks.

The March session was sparser-attended than the February one, but we welcomed a trio from Sheffield who made some cracking contributions to the night.

Looking forward to the next session, scheduled for Tuesday 29th April.
Hope you make it, Joe (yes, your card has been marked!), it's always great to see and hear you my friend! (Well, you did ask me to post this to remind you...)


14 Apr 14 - 11:17 AM (#3618660)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: Joe Nicholson

Its in large letters on the calender in the Kitchen Dave soi we WILL make it this time.

Joe


14 Apr 14 - 12:51 PM (#3618695)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: Dennis the Elder

Hi Dave

I got tied up last month and was in Australia month before. At this moment, I certainly intend to intend on the 29th of this month.
Thanks for your good wishes on Mudcat. I certainly hope to see you at Wath sometime in the future.
I intend to post each week regarding the Wath club meetings.

Dennis


29 Apr 14 - 05:07 AM (#3622878)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Refresh - it's TONIGHT!
Come all ye...!


29 Apr 14 - 11:18 AM (#3622921)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: Joe Nicholson

Will see you tonight Dave promise.

Joe


30 Apr 14 - 04:55 PM (#3623251)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

And we did, Joe, thanks - even though the roadworks around Harrogate almost put paid to your trip! Great to see and hear you.

Now here's a timely reminder for the April Absentees: May's session will be on 27th.

Cheers!


22 May 14 - 08:41 AM (#3627639)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Refresh, for it's almost "that time of the month" again!
An antidote to the bank holiday weekend..

Let's aim for a record attendance ....


22 May 14 - 02:36 PM (#3627685)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: Dennis the Elder

That should get the message through MM.
I do intend to visit Birstall on Tuesday next, see you then.
Good look on the record attempt, how many is needed to break that record?


23 May 14 - 02:25 PM (#3627845)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Good on you, Dennis, really looking forward to seeing you there my friend.


24 May 14 - 10:39 AM (#3627973)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: Joe Nicholson

Checked with the calender we will be there.

Joe N


25 May 14 - 12:41 PM (#3628194)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Cheers Joe, that's great!


26 May 14 - 08:11 PM (#3628396)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Refresh.


27 May 14 - 09:21 AM (#3628520)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

It's TONIGHT!

And as the Durbervilles' radio show sez, it's this week's "Recommended Singers' Night" (thanks guys!)

So come all ye, & enjoy a good sing...


31 May 14 - 08:57 AM (#3629318)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: Dennis the Elder

I had a good night with you all on Tuesday, nice to hear some different songs sang well.
Certainly intend to come again.
Thanks Dave, Joe and all present.


01 Jun 14 - 01:06 PM (#3629545)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Cheers Dennis.
On my way down to Wath shortly...
(sorry, thread creep... will re-post!).


16 Jun 14 - 05:51 AM (#3633474)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Refresh for those who were away on holiday last month..
It's next week (Tuesday 24th)..


20 Jun 14 - 05:19 AM (#3634836)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: Dennis the Elder

Good news for me Dave I will be able to visit the Club on Tuesday has the work I was to do has been postponed.
I do hope that the singers present on my last visit will be there as I did enjoy their songs and their singing.


21 Jun 14 - 07:45 AM (#3635298)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Great news Dennis - indeed, "the song goes on, in the songs we sing, and when one song ends then another song begins..."
See you there!


23 Jun 14 - 08:52 AM (#3635984)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

It's tomorrow night, folks!
Refresh - and hope to see a good turnout.


24 Jun 14 - 01:02 PM (#3636320)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: Dennis the Elder

I'll be on my way shortly.
Dennis


25 Jun 14 - 03:47 AM (#3636463)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: Dennis the Elder

Thanks for a good night last night, not many there but some great songs and singing.
With regards to the query regarding Eric Bogle singing Stan Rogers Lock Keeper, it is on his CD "At This Stage" Disc 1. This CD has introductions to each song which you can play separately or omit, once you have heard them a few times, a good idea, Eric states why he sings this song.


22 Aug 14 - 02:19 PM (#3653077)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Time to refresh the thread.
Hope to see more faces - and voices!! - at this month's session, which is on Tuesday 26th.
You included, Dennis - we missed you last month!


24 Aug 14 - 05:36 AM (#3653459)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: Dennis the Elder

I'll do my best to come David, let's hope you get a good turn out.


25 Aug 14 - 02:14 AM (#3653743)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Cheers Dennis, and let's see some new faces too, now that Whitby Week's over and folks are free again.
Looking forward to a good sing!


04 Sep 14 - 05:17 AM (#3656846)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: GUEST,DAVID NUTTALL WAKEFIELD

Just wondered how your last session went ! I hope it continues to be a success.

DAVID


01 Oct 14 - 10:40 AM (#3665036)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

After a couple of rather quiet nights during the summer doldrums, last night's session was much better supported, with some especially fine visiting singers dropping in to join our constant and ever-welcome Joe and Maureen. Hoping the trend continues. Looking forward to October's..


27 Oct 14 - 01:21 PM (#3672450)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Refresh - it's still happening as advertised on Tuesday this week (28th October). It seems to have got missed off the radio plugs this month.


28 Oct 14 - 10:19 AM (#3672607)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: Joe Nicholson

See you to-night Joe & Mo


29 Oct 14 - 01:38 PM (#3672825)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Great session last night - thanks to all the regulars and it was good to welcome newcomers too.
Next session is 25th November.


29 Oct 14 - 04:20 PM (#3672854)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: Dennis the Elder

Well done, I hope to get to your next session, see you all then.


25 Nov 14 - 01:02 PM (#3679950)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: Dennis the Elder

See you tonight, hope there's lots of singers.
I'm looking forward to the singing greatly and to your company, David, Pelagie, Joe, Mo and all the others.


27 Nov 14 - 04:05 PM (#3680582)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Thanks Dennis, it was good to see you - and hear your songs - on Tuesday. But what a pity that the turnout was well down on previous months.
Sadly, my voice hasn't lasted well since the session...

Meanwhile it would be good to see some more singers at December's Just Voices session, which will be held in the usual place on Tuesday 30th. The room is booked for the first half of 2015.

Pass the word..


21 Feb 15 - 06:40 PM (#3688711)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: GUEST,MoorleyMan

Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 27 Nov 14 - 04:05 PM

Thanks Dennis, it was good to see you - and hear your songs - on Tuesday. But what a pity that the turnout was well down on previous months.
Sadly, my voice hasn't lasted well since the session...

Meanwhile it would be good to see some more singers at December's Just Voices session, which will be held in the usual place on Tuesday 30th. The room is booked for the first half of 2015.

Pass the word..




Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 28 Dec 14 - 10:38 AM

Just a refresher/reminder - the session is taking place as booked next Tuesday, 30th December, and we're hoping to see a few more singers this time.

Especially in this fallow period between xmas and the new year when there's so little happening, why not make the effort and get out and sing!




Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 29 Dec 14 - 01:28 PM

Refresh - it's tomorrow!




Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 31 Dec 14 - 06:02 PM

Well it came and went, and it was good to welcome a couple of newcomers.
See you all again next month - on 27th.
Happy New Year!




Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 26 Jan 15 - 06:00 AM

Refresh - the parts that etc etc.
Hope to see plenty of singers there this month - that's tomorrow (Tuesday 27th Jan).




Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 28 Jan 15 - 09:23 AM

Last night's session did indeed refresh the parts. Good turnout, and thanks to all who attended and contributed. See you all next month (on 24th Feb), for our 1st anniversary session.




Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 18 Feb 15 - 08:42 AM

Refresh - in time for next week's session - hope to see y' all there. Weather forecast is good so it should be well attended!


23 Feb 15 - 11:43 AM (#3689155)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Refresh - it's tomorrow!
Should be a good one!


25 Feb 15 - 03:30 PM (#3689801)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Well it's the day after the night before - and we certainly had an enjoyable session despite a rather poor turnout (unexpectedly so, especially in view of the grand publicity given to us by the mighty Durbervilles' radio show!).
C'mon all you local singers, give us your support too next month, when we'll gather on 31st March (it's a longer month!)..


25 Mar 15 - 06:17 AM (#3696650)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Just a reminder refresher that this month's session will be on 31st - that's next Tuesday!
The clocks may go forward on Saturday night and we lose an hour, but you've until Tuesday to dust down those songs. Hope to see you all then. Welcome as ever.


26 Mar 15 - 06:41 AM (#3697053)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: GUEST,Nick Dow

I'm gigging in Tyneside Monday but if my eyeballs are not dropping out with fatigue I'll forget the guitar and try and get over on Tuesday. It's only a couple of miles from my daughters house.


27 Mar 15 - 07:31 AM (#3697507)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Thanks Nick, you would be really welcome, friend - haven't seen you for a while, best regards to Mally.

Anyone else planning to come? We may also be getting visitors up from Sheffield... the more the merrier!


27 Mar 15 - 10:51 AM (#3697597)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: Joe Nicholson

M & I will be there all being well Joe N


27 Mar 15 - 07:08 PM (#3697736)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: Dennis the Elder

i"ll be there all being well, David


29 Mar 15 - 06:55 PM (#3698206)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Cheers Dennis, that'll be great.


30 Mar 15 - 04:27 PM (#3698476)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Refresh - for even though it didn't get a mention on the diary on Durbervilles' radio show this week (unlike their normal brilliant efficient selves), the session is still going ahead as normal tomorrow TUESDAY 31st MARCH, at the Black Bull, Birstall, start 8pm.
Come all ye, and have a good sing!!!


31 Mar 15 - 12:13 PM (#3698684)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Final refresh - it's tonight!


01 Apr 15 - 10:00 AM (#3698854)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: GUEST,Nick Dow

A great night in a great room for singing! Loved it.
Nick


02 Apr 15 - 08:43 AM (#3699070)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Yes, Nick - great to see you too, and hope you can manage to come again.
It was indeed a really good night, with record attendance figures and some new faces (voices) joining the regulars (thanks for the continuing loyal support, you know who you are!)...
Looking forward already to next month's session, which will be on 28th April.


26 Apr 15 - 06:02 PM (#3704369)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Time to refresh the thread - looking forward to this month's session - only two days to go!
Cheers!


27 Apr 15 - 01:09 PM (#3704585)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Further refresh - one day to go!
see you there...


27 Apr 15 - 01:09 PM (#3704586)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Further refresh - one day to go!
see you there...


27 Apr 15 - 01:09 PM (#3704587)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Further refresh - one day to go!
see you there...


27 Apr 15 - 01:09 PM (#3704588)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Further refresh - one day to go!
see you there...


28 Apr 15 - 10:41 AM (#3704858)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: Joe Nicholson

We shall be there too

Joe & MO


23 May 15 - 03:27 PM (#3711262)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Hello all - here's a reminder that this month we meet on Tuesday 26th, usual time and place. Hope to see as many of you there as can make it...


24 May 15 - 06:54 PM (#3711528)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Refresh..


25 May 15 - 03:09 PM (#3711718)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

24 hours to go...
refresh!


28 May 15 - 04:24 PM (#3712594)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

May's session done and dusted now - thanks to those who turned up, especially Joe and Maureen for their stalwart support, and new member Nic. Apologies for absence due to holidays etc were received from four loyal supporters, but an enjoyable and relaxed evening was had by the reduced contingent. Here's hoping for a good turnout for next month's session, which will be on 30th June.


23 Jun 15 - 07:02 AM (#3718409)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Just to remind everyone - this month's session is NEXT TUESDAY
i.e. 30TH JUNE.
Hope to see the return of some who were absent on holiday etc last month along with our regular supporters and hopefully some (promised) new faces!
Cheers,
MM


23 Jun 15 - 11:30 AM (#3718494)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: Joe Nicholson

Mo & I will be there look forward to seeing you

Joe N


27 Jun 15 - 02:02 PM (#3719354)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Hey there - refresh!!
It's this coming Tuesday...
Hope to see you all there, especially Dennis (absent far too long), Mike, Sue and everyone else who was away last month!


27 Jun 15 - 05:26 PM (#3719397)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: GUEST,Nick Dow

Hope to be there. I was on tour last month.


28 Jun 15 - 08:04 AM (#3719503)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: Dennis the Elder

A fair chance I will be there David.
I have missed you all, work is still chasing me!


29 Jun 15 - 04:00 PM (#3719868)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Refresh (if that's possible in this humid weather!!)
It's tomorrow evening - seasonal (Xmas?) songs at the ready...!


30 Jun 15 - 04:35 AM (#3719975)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Tonight's the night! Bring yer sun shades and snow shoes!
Refresh!


30 Jun 15 - 12:57 PM (#3720059)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: Dennis the Elder

Sorry, plans have had to change, I won't be there this evening, I will try for next month. Dennis


01 Jul 15 - 02:46 PM (#3720317)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Sorry to hear that, Dennis.
Missed you!

Even so, we had a splendid night, thanks to loyal supporters especially Joe and Maureen and Cath, also a welcome third return visit from Nick Dow. While George introduced to us first-timer Cohen (of the highly recommended young trio Granny's Attic). The usual friendly mix of songs and banter, and a wonderfully relaxed environment in which to share songs - exactly what we aimed for when we started the session 18 months ago.
Here's to next month's - on 28th July.


01 Jul 15 - 03:28 PM (#3720325)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: OlgaJ

Nice to see it is surviving so well! Good luck for the future events. Sorry we can't be with you but you will all be welcome at Stamford Bridge (mixed session but really happy to take unaccompanied singers) in the autumn and through the winter.


01 Jul 15 - 07:51 PM (#3720392)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: GUEST,Nick Dow

Is that near York Olga. What night and where?


24 Jul 15 - 07:56 AM (#3725771)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Time to refresh for the July session of Just Voices - it's next Tuesday, 28th July.
Come and be welcome...!


25 Jul 15 - 05:43 PM (#3726122)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

... ye fair-voiced singers...
Refresh - just in case Whitby prevents you from attending next month, let's see a good turnout this Tuesday!


26 Jul 15 - 12:51 PM (#3726249)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Daily refresh...


30 Jul 15 - 02:17 PM (#3727258)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

A rather poor turnout for this month's session, due to various illnesses and holidays - but those who did attend experienced a nice relaxed evening trying out new songs and sharing interpretive insights in convivial company.

Unfortunately, we learned of some further medical issues, which combined with other known holiday commitments, will mean that AUGUST's session will have to be CANCELLED. Apologies for this, but we have no alternative.

Just Voices will, however, definitely resume in SEPTEMBER, on Tuesday 29th.

Thanks to those who supported the session earlier this week.


26 Sep 15 - 05:53 AM (#3739833)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: Dennis the Elder

Hope all goes well for your next Meeting on Tuesday the 29th September, David, glad you are heading in the right direction after your operation.
I enjoyed greatly the July meeting the few of us present had a good, enjoyable and beneficial evening trying out new or resurecting songs not tried for a while.
Unfortunately I am unable to attend due to a collection of family birthdays around this time of the year, but I am sure you will get a good attendance and I hope you have a pleasant evening, hope to see you next month.
Dennis


26 Sep 15 - 03:32 PM (#3739948)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Thanks Dennis for letting me know.
I was just about to post the standard monthly reminder, and realised I've not yet heard from any of the usual suspects...
So - JUST TO REFRESH -
JUST VOICES WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE NORMAL TIME AND PLACE THIS MONTH, i.e. 8 PM ON TUESDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER AT THE BLACK BULL, BIRSTALL.
Hope to see everyone suitably refreshed after the enforced cancellation of August's session. We're back to normal now!


27 Sep 15 - 06:43 AM (#3740078)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Confirming the session is still ON this coming Tuesday as planned.
Refresh.


27 Sep 15 - 07:33 AM (#3740090)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: GUEST,Nick Dow

I hope to be there. Glad you'll be there Moorley Man


28 Sep 15 - 09:41 AM (#3740292)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Thanks Nick - it will be good to see you again, friend.

For everyone else - refresh - only one day to go!


28 Sep 15 - 10:52 AM (#3740315)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: OlgaJ

Nick Dow. Sorry, I've not visited this site for some time. Stamford Bridge sessions will now be Saturdays 28th November, 30th January and 27th February from around 7.30 at the Cricket Pavilion, Low Catton Rd. Stamford Bridge. It is a short season this year as Easter is early. We are also hosting sessions at the Wenlock Arms, Wheldrake on the 2nd Sunday of the month from 4.00pm - 7.00pm, the next few will be 11th October, 8th November and 13th December. We will see how well it is supported and review it in the New Year. All singers and acoustic musicians welcome at both sessions. The Wenlock Arms does a great carvery on Sunday afternoons so you can eat before you sing!


28 Sep 15 - 10:53 AM (#3740318)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: GUEST,Joe Nicholson

Glad you are ok Dave M & I will be there tomorrow night though M wiil have to drive both ways as my eye is not quite right.

Joe


30 Sep 15 - 06:52 PM (#3741004)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Thanks to those few hardy souls who braved the good weather and full-ish moon to attend last night. It was a quiet but relaxed and very enjoyable session.
Special thanks to Joe & Maureen, and Nick Dow, for their valuable contributions and good company.
Hoping to see more folks next month, on October 25th.


24 Oct 15 - 10:15 AM (#3746349)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Refresh -
Time for the next session already!
Tuesday at 8 pm as usual.
Actually the date is 27th (I got it wrong!).
Hoping to see the return of some of the folks who missed last month's... and maybe even some new faces?
Looking forward to another good sing...


24 Oct 15 - 04:08 PM (#3746402)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: Dennis the Elder

I should be there, all being well, see you tomorrow MM.


27 Oct 15 - 07:42 AM (#3746848)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Yes - Refresh!
And of course, listeners are as welcome as singers.
Hoping for a good turnout tonight.


27 Oct 15 - 11:52 AM (#3746901)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: Dennis the Elder

See you there tonight.


28 Oct 15 - 10:05 AM (#3747074)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Thanks to all those who supported us last night - another great session.
See you next month...


22 Nov 15 - 04:56 PM (#3752754)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Refresh - it's come round real fast this month, and it'll happen in just two days' time, on 24th. Hope to see a good turnout before the festive cloud descends on the folk world!


23 Nov 15 - 09:23 AM (#3752889)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Tomorrow -- refresh!


24 Nov 15 - 08:33 AM (#3753150)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: Joe Nicholson

Sorry Dave not so Stalwart tonight I am afraid I have a very heavy cold and will not be able to come over tonight. Sorry about that but have a good night see you next time. All the best

Joe N


25 Nov 15 - 06:30 AM (#3753435)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Thanks for letting me know, Joe - get well real soon!
It was a depleted turnout, and you were one of three sufferers... but we still had a good session.


25 Nov 15 - 07:48 PM (#3753596)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: GUEST,Nick Dow

It's a great room to sing in and a very good opportunity to keep your voice in trim and sing the songs that may not get heard too often elsewhere. A group of likeminded people sharing songs, works for me. Leave the guitar at home and give it a try.


23 Dec 15 - 10:59 AM (#3760493)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Our next session should be taking place as advertised, on Tuesday next, 29th - unless I hear otherwise. We may be using the downstairs snug instead of the usual room, if attendance is light...
Looking forward to some good singing.


24 Dec 15 - 05:04 PM (#3760715)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Feedback so far indicates we're heading for a good turnout next Tuesday. Come all ye!


26 Dec 15 - 06:00 PM (#3760983)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

We're still hoping and planning to go ahead with the Just Voices session on Tuesday, providing the rain stops and the flood waters recede so that the roads can be reopened hereabouts. I'll keep this thread updated if at all possible...


27 Dec 15 - 06:47 PM (#3761180)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Still going ahead on 29th... Refresh!


29 Dec 15 - 07:25 AM (#3761494)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Refresh once again - yes, we're still going ahead tonight!
See you all there...


31 Dec 15 - 11:53 AM (#3762029)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Sad to say, it was a dismal turnout despite promises, and for the first time had to be abandoned....
Let's get back on the horse and make January's session one to remember for all the right reasons.
A Happy New Year to one and all..


01 Jan 16 - 04:58 AM (#3762155)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: Dennis the Elder

Sorry to hear it David, we both had disappointing last meetings, let's hope 2016 goes in the right direction. Happy New Year.


23 Jan 16 - 07:43 AM (#3767529)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

New Year, new start, new programme for Just Voices!
Let's have a good year - and hope to see some new faces too.
First session of 2016 is on this coming TUESDAY, 26th January.
Usual time and place - see you there.


27 Jan 16 - 10:00 AM (#3768526)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

A good start to the new year's programme, with an almost record attendance including the welcome re-emergence of some folks from the local session scene. Good songs and convivial company - what more could you wish for? - so here's to next month's.


17 Feb 16 - 07:02 PM (#3773433)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Hi everyone - this month's session will take place on TUESDAY next week, 23RD FEBRUARY - same time and place as usual (Black Bull Inn, Birstall, start 8pm).
Singers and listeners all welcome.
Looking forward to seeing some new faces too...


And here's advance warning that next month (March) the session has had to be rescheduled and will now take place on the PENULTIMATE Tuesday - i.e. 22nd March.

Cheers!


18 Feb 16 - 10:33 AM (#3773558)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: Joe Nicholson

OK Dave see you then all being well Joe & Mo


19 Feb 16 - 02:15 PM (#3773809)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Great to see you as ever, Joe and Mo...

Let's refresh...


22 Feb 16 - 05:11 PM (#3774362)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

It's tomorrow!
Refresh...


23 Feb 16 - 08:08 AM (#3774510)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

tonight...
refresh!


24 Feb 16 - 06:04 PM (#3774810)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Well, we certainly had a really good session this month - and many thanks to all those who attended. Some extremely fine performances, an interesting choice of songs, and illuminating conversation.
Great to see the return of Nick Dow and Mally, Malcolm, Sally and Barbara, and we enjoyed a welcome first-time visit from Vic Shepherd and John Bowden, also fine contributions from our stalwarts including Joe and Maureen.
Next month's session will be on 22nd (the "penultimate" Tuesday).
Cheers!


18 Mar 16 - 06:59 AM (#3779551)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Just a reminder that the next session is this coming Tuesday, 22nd March. Usual time and place.
Let's make it as good as last month's - hope to see you there!


18 Mar 16 - 07:41 AM (#3779557)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: Joe Nicholson

Lets hope so too Dave we shall be there.

Joe & Mo


19 Mar 16 - 07:45 AM (#3779766)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Thanks Joe!
For the rest - Refresh...


19 Mar 16 - 08:21 AM (#3779772)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: GUEST,Ian

Hi, could I just ask the start time.


19 Mar 16 - 01:56 PM (#3779852)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Sure, Ian - it's 8 pm, prompt.
Looking forward to seeing you.

Only this afternoon I received the sad news that the owners of the Black Bull have decided to close the pub with effect from Easter, all of a sudden and with no warning to the landlady or her staff.

This coming Tuesday's session WILL go ahead, but we will be looking for another suitable venue with some urgency. Any practical suggestions will be welcomed.


20 Mar 16 - 05:21 AM (#3779941)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Last chance to REFRESH before Tuesday..


20 Mar 16 - 02:49 PM (#3780012)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: Dennis the Elder

Hope all goes well David, please keep me in touch as I cannot be there on Tuesday, work once again finding me.


28 Mar 16 - 06:00 AM (#3781824)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Stop Press --- Latest news is that the Black Bull will have a brief "stay of execution" for six weeks (under "caretaker management"), so our booking will be honoured and all being well we should still be able to use the venue for our 26th April session. Spread the word...!


02 Apr 16 - 10:32 AM (#3782799)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Here's some good-ish news:

I've had a phone conversation with the new manager at our venue (the Black Bull). He tells me that his tenure is "for the foreseeable future", and that our room booking dates will be honoured.

So it's a case of "as we were", then, with the 2016 calendar still reading as follows:

Every last-Tuesday-of-the-month – i.e. 26th April; 31st May;       28th June; 26th July; 30th August; 27th September; 25th October; 29th November…   

… until December, when we plan to meet on the penultimate Tuesday (20th) instead.

We will, naturally, be continuing to put out feelers for a potential "Plan B" should the situation change again suddenly!

Thanks for bearing with us, and hoping to see you soon.

Cheers!


23 Apr 16 - 05:47 PM (#3786836)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

It's come around now at last - our next session is confirmed as to take place this coming Tuesday, 26th April, at the usual venue.

It will be great to see some new faces as well as returning singers. Come and make it a record attendance this month!


25 Apr 16 - 08:30 AM (#3787062)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Refresh...
It's tomorrow night!


26 Apr 16 - 04:48 AM (#3787189)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

It's tonight!
Should be a good session...
Refresh...


27 Apr 16 - 05:59 AM (#3787411)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Thanks to those new faces for turning up and making it such a good session last night.
However, some of the regular attendees were conspicuous by their absence, sadly missed, and it was strange not receiving their "sick notes". Hoping all are fit and well.


27 Apr 16 - 01:43 PM (#3787476)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: GUEST,Birstallsinger

Can't believe I have just seen this! shame I have missed Aprils Session but will look forward to joining you in May.


27 Apr 16 - 02:57 PM (#3787493)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

GUEST, Birstallsinger - could you please identify yourself?
Are you on the mailing list? If so, it appears some email messages went astray, which may partly explain things...


04 May 16 - 01:07 PM (#3788588)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: GUEST,Birstallsinger

I have only been in the area for 1 year and didn't know of this session no problem with your emails but will make an effort to meet up at the end of this month. Look out for the newbie


04 May 16 - 02:30 PM (#3788611)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Great - looking forward to meeting you then.
Cheers,
MM


22 May 16 - 08:03 AM (#3791508)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Time again already for the reminder - our next session will be a week on Tuesday, that means 31st May.


24 May 16 - 06:17 AM (#3791819)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Refresh - since I'm told some folks have gotten confused, it's not tonight but NEXT Tuesday, 31st May. See you there!


24 May 16 - 08:34 AM (#3791838)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: GUEST,Nick Dow

I am back off tour on Monday 30th after Chippenham Festival. I'll try and get there, if I can stay awake!


25 May 16 - 08:41 AM (#3792082)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Thanks for letting us know, Nick.
Best of luck with the tour, friend, and hope you can recover in good time to be with us.


28 May 16 - 05:53 AM (#3792574)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Refresh - only three days to go -
so if you're out singing over the holiday weekend then make sure you keep some voice in reserve for Tuesday's Just Voices!!


29 May 16 - 05:47 PM (#3792745)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

2 apologies and 3 confirms received so far, so it should be a decent session this month.
Tuesday at 8pm prompt...


31 May 16 - 07:17 AM (#3793032)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

It's tonight!
Refresh!


01 Jun 16 - 07:22 AM (#3793166)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Refreshing it certainly was last night, a splendid session despite the unfortunate absence of some erstwhile regulars, with some welcome new faces and enthusiastic, real quality singing from everyone concerned.
Thanks to you all, especially Nick & Mally and John & Vic for coming the distance, and to Guest Mudcatter BirstallSinger for finally making it to our gathering!
Till June's date (28th), then...


12 Jun 16 - 06:06 AM (#3795012)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Bad news - Just Voices is now without a venue.

I arrived there yesterday evening for the monthly Drovers club night to find the Black Bull closed and boarded up, with no information on the door. Needless to say, there had been no prior warning of this.
I shall endeavour to find out what is happening and seek a replacement venue (even a temporary one) as a matter of urgency.
Watch this space...


Max - could you please rename this thread "Just Voices Singers' Session - Yorks., UK" ? Thanks!


13 Jun 16 - 02:12 AM (#3795204)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: GUEST,padgett

Yes sorry to hear this David, not your fault as many know the pub is "old established" and been home to many folk clubs over the years ~ hope you find another home shortly

Sign of the times in UK pub Chains trying to get as much profit as possible in a dwindling market ~~~~~~

Ray


16 Jun 16 - 06:30 AM (#3796044)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Latest news:
We are monitoring the Black Bull situation closely, in case the pub suddenly reopens!!
However, on the assumption that this is unlikely, we have sought and found a replacement venue, which will be used on a trial basis for the session on 28th June.
It's THE GARDEN GATE in Hunslet, south Leeds (Whitfield Place, LS10 2QB).
The landlady has kindly granted use of the Rampton Room therein, a separate, smallish snug room with a closeable door.
Beers are reportedly good.
We will aim to start prompt at 8pm as usual, in order to keep to an 11 pm finish.
Access from motorway network is good, with bus routes also serving the A639. There's a quite large car parking area within two minutes' walk.
We'll need a good turnout in order to assess the longer-term suitability of this venue - so hoping to see you there!


16 Jun 16 - 03:52 PM (#3796125)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: GUEST,Joe G

Good luck with the new venue - it's a beautiful pub with good ale


16 Jun 16 - 06:59 PM (#3796155)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

cheers, Joe G !


17 Jun 16 - 02:45 PM (#3796287)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: Jack Campin

You've got a lot to deal with, reopening after what just happened...

Jo Cox murder

Good luck with it anyway and let us know how it goes.


17 Jun 16 - 03:22 PM (#3796296)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: GUEST,henryp

A truly shocking event.

Jo Cox lived with her family on a boat named Ederlezi after a traditional folk song by Goran Bregovic about the Romani minority of the Balkans.


17 Jun 16 - 05:23 PM (#3796310)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: Jack Campin

Here's the ABC for a version of the tune:

X:1
T:Ederlezi
Z:Jack Campin, http://www.campin.me.uk/
F:Jack Campin's Nine-Note Tunebook
% last edit 03-02-2013
G:Serbian/Bulgarian/Turkish Roma spring festival song
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:DMin
A/B/c/B/ AG G3 A|F8       |G4    G3 E|F3 G E2 D2|
G4          G3 E|F3G E2 D2|F3 E G3 E|D8       :|
A6             GF|G8       |F2 A2 GF ED|F2 EF A2 G2|
F2       EF A2 G2|d3c B2 A2|A2 cB A2 G2|F3 E G3 E |D8:|


or in a more suitable key for English folk instruments

X:2
T:Ederlezi
Z:Jack Campin, http://www.campin.me.uk/
F:Jack Campin's Nine-Note Tunebook
% last edit 03-02-2013
G:Serbian/Bulgarian/Turkish Roma spring festival song
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:Emin
B/c/d/c/ BA A3  B|G8       |A4    A3  F|G3  A F2 E2|
A4          A3  F|G3A F2 E2|G3  F A3  F|E8        :|
B6             AG|A8       |G2 B2 AG FE|G2 FG B2 A2|
G2       FG B2 A2|e3d c2 B2|B2 dc B2 A2|G3  F A3 F |E8:|


18 Jun 16 - 06:30 AM (#3796375)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Fear not, Jack - our replacement venue is well away from Birstall.
Our session has only coincidental connections with the local area - the Black Bull was just a very good meeting place with a great room to sing in - it just happened to be located in Birstall.

Please let's keep this thread focused on the singers' session.


25 Jun 16 - 07:57 AM (#3797592)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Refresh - our next meeting is on this coming TUESDAY (28th) - at our temporary replacement venue
THE GARDEN GATE in Hunslet, Leeds LS10.
See earlier post for more info..


27 Jun 16 - 01:55 PM (#3797933)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Refresh - it's tomorrow!


28 Jun 16 - 01:11 PM (#3798131)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Last-minute refresh - just about to set off.


28 Jun 16 - 06:12 PM (#3798171)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: Dennis the Elder

Hope all went well David, sorry I am not there. I lived in Hunslet in early 70s hope to join you soon.


01 Jul 16 - 09:10 AM (#3798582)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

For those interested, the first session at our new venue (The Garden Gate in Hunslet) was most encouraging. A smaller turnout than expected, quite possibly due to the atrocious weather (a very rainy night indeed), but this was made up for by the friendly atmosphere and select attendance. The venue is very accommodating, the room itself is good for singing, and those present approved of the venue, so (unless we get any good news re the Black Bull reopening!) the plan is to use the new venue again for July's session (on 26th).
Hope to see you there, Dennis - as well as others who were unable to make June's session.


04 Jul 16 - 07:37 AM (#3798956)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

It appears from some responses received that the new venue is not as convenient for all. It's still quite a distance for me too - but...
It is a good (separate) room in a good hostelry, with a closeable door and good acoustics - and the management is supportive. All of which counts for quite a lot in this day and age.
So, in the absence of any better options, for the time being the session will continue to be held at the Garden Gate. I'll keep you informed of any developments or changes.


20 Jul 16 - 05:03 PM (#3801277)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Just to confirm that there's still no prospect of the Black Bull reopening, so next Tuesday's session will again be held at the wonderful Garden Gate in Hunslet.
Let's hope for better weather and a good turnout; it would be nice to see it take off and raise the rafters!


24 Jul 16 - 06:05 AM (#3801791)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Refresh - it's this Tuesday coming!
Really looking forward to our second session at the Garden Gate.
Come all ye ...
Cheers!


25 Jul 16 - 04:48 AM (#3801925)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: GUEST,JHW

Good job I chanced to go on Mudcat. Had a quarter of an idea I might come. The Britannia in Darlo will be too hot for me. I'll look up the venue location - but if its in town I'll not try.


25 Jul 16 - 05:03 AM (#3801929)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: GUEST,JHW (regular really)

Printed maps but its too complicated. I've been to Leeds before.


25 Jul 16 - 08:44 AM (#3801958)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

No worries John - it's easy, you don't have to come INTO Leeds at all. have sent you an email...
It would be good to see and hear you.


26 Jul 16 - 05:00 AM (#3802062)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: Dennis the Elder

Hope all goes well tonight David, sorry but I cannot be there, have a good night.
Dennis


26 Jul 16 - 06:12 AM (#3802071)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Sorry to hear that, Dennis.
We will try, but after receiving three more apologies now I'm getting worried that we're going to have a very quiet session.
But I hope I'm wrong...
Refresh ---


27 Jul 16 - 05:55 PM (#3802315)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Well it was a quiet session in terms of numbers, but one of the best yet in terms of quality of songs and singing. And especially good to welcome two new faces who we hope will become regular attendees.
But also rather sad to find several of our erstwhile stalwarts absent without explanation - could it be the enforced change of venue? (Thanks to those who sent their justified apologies, but concerned not to hear from others.)
Thanks to all who turned up and shared their songs and made this month's session so memorable.
Next month's gathering will be on Tuesday 30th August - the day after the August bank Holiday... we'll refresh nearer the time.


27 Aug 16 - 06:16 AM (#3807013)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Time for the monthly refresh!
The August session will be held at our new venue - the Garden Gate in Hunslet. It's a lovely venue, and a good room to sing in. Do come and give it a try!
There is still no prospect of the Black Bull reopening, by the way.
Hope to see some returning faces this month - we've missed you!
Come all ye... !


27 Aug 16 - 10:49 AM (#3807067)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: GUEST,Nick Dow

Can't make it this month, I'll try later on in the year.


28 Aug 16 - 10:42 AM (#3807196)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

That's a shame, Nick - you'll be missed again - but thanks for letting us know. Any more takers?
Only two days to go... refresh!


28 Aug 16 - 06:45 PM (#3807273)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Just in case you tuned in to the Durbervilles show tonight - they said nowt was on this Tuesday but they were WRONG - cos Just Voices WILL still be happening as advertised, 8pm at the Garden gate.
Hope to see you there.


30 Aug 16 - 06:26 AM (#3807528)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Last day - REFRESH!!
Come all ye!


31 Aug 16 - 08:42 AM (#3807729)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Well, in spite of the Bank Holiday week date, it was a good session - except for the unexplained absence of some erstwhile stalwart supporters who've not returned since the change of venue. Come back, we miss you!
Thanks to all those who came and sang, see you at the Garden Gate again next month (on 27th).


23 Sep 16 - 05:24 AM (#3810987)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Time for the monthly reminder - Just Voices will happen next Tuesday (27th) at the Garden Gate, start 8pm prompt. We've been promised visiting singers from Manchester and Sheffield, so it should be a good session.

Thanks to the "apologisers" for letting us know in advance - have a good holiday Cath and and get well soon Dennis!

New recruits are welcome as ever, as are listeners.
Come all ye!


24 Sep 16 - 03:29 PM (#3811144)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Refresh - counting down the days now, only three to go.


25 Sep 16 - 06:09 PM (#3811306)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Two days to go...
Refresh!


27 Sep 16 - 04:39 AM (#3811540)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Well, Tuesday's a-come around, so our September Special at Just Voices is TONIGHT!
Come all ye!


28 Sep 16 - 08:32 AM (#3811724)
Subject: RE: New Singers' Session - Birstall (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

It was a brilliant session last night, with a welcome first-time visit from Zoe (all the way from Manchester) and the second visit of trio New Pippin Fancy (from Sheffield), also a couple more new faces. But many of our good local singers have been conspicuously absent since the venue change, which puzzles me since it's a fantastic room to sing in, the acoustics are wonderful, and the pub itself is a Grade-2 listed building - and it's not difficult to get to - and all feedback received emphasises the session's welcoming atmosphere.
Anyway, last night gave us some great singing and plenty of interesting songs, so let's spread the word and look forward to October's instalment, on Tuesday 25th.


16 Oct 16 - 06:29 AM (#3814963)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

An early refresh for Just Voices this month - it's only just over a week away, on 25th!


22 Oct 16 - 01:24 AM (#3815935)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Refresh - only three days to go!
See you!


24 Oct 16 - 09:34 AM (#3816235)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Refresh - tomorrow (Tuesday) !


25 Oct 16 - 01:26 PM (#3816471)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Tonight!


26 Oct 16 - 04:29 AM (#3816572)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Good session last night, and thanks to all who came, especially those travelling a distance - Nick for travelling across from deepest Lancashire and Lynne from deepest Penistone!
Next month's will be on 29th November. Come all ye!


27 Nov 16 - 06:52 PM (#3823141)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

It will have been only a calendar month since the last Just Voices session, but it seems longer!
Refresh - and hoping for a good turnout to start the runup to year-end.


27 Nov 16 - 07:02 PM (#3823145)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: GUEST,Nick Dow

Just got back from Bedworth and gigging at Orpington Folk Club on Thursday, going to give myself a rest these next couple of days. Maybe next month.


29 Nov 16 - 01:12 PM (#3823521)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

We'll miss you Nick, but take care and rest well and hope to see you in December (20th).

Meanwhile, refresh for the rest - it's tonight, 29th November.
Come all ye!


30 Nov 16 - 03:49 PM (#3823718)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Thanks to those who came and sang (and listened) last night at the Garden Gate. Don't forget, December's session will be on 20th.


14 Dec 16 - 06:27 PM (#3826563)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Next session is just under a week away. Tuesday 20th.


19 Dec 16 - 09:40 AM (#3827386)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Best refresh - it's tomorrow!
Come and sing the season in!


20 Dec 16 - 08:15 AM (#3827565)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

I've just heard that our session has been relocated to the "bigger room on the left" due to the pub having installed a sports TV in our usual room....
Time will tell, I guess - so come sing and giver it a try.
Refresh!


20 Dec 16 - 01:06 PM (#3827617)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: Dennis the Elder

Look forward to seeing you David


26 Dec 16 - 08:00 AM (#3828801)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: Dennis the Elder

It was a good night, my first time in the Garden Gate for 50 years, it does not appear to have changed at all. Thanks to those present for a very entertaining evening. Hope your journey back to the other side of the North was good, Nick. I was very pleased you ventured over into Yorkshire. Thanks Dave for your singing, facilitation etc.


23 Jan 17 - 06:53 PM (#3834391)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Thanks for your support Dennis.
It's nearly time for this month's session - it seems a long while since December!
Just Voices will be going ahead as usual on 31st January - that's next Tuesday!


24 Jan 17 - 08:43 AM (#3834489)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: GUEST,David Nuttall, Wakefield

I wish this session every success on 31st January with lots attending .

Best Wishes.   DAVID


28 Jan 17 - 10:50 AM (#3835322)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Thanks for your good wishes David.
Hoping some old friends will return this month after the seasonal coughs and colds.
Refresh.


29 Jan 17 - 05:56 AM (#3835467)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Re- fresh (yee-hah!)


01 Feb 17 - 06:02 PM (#3836154)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

I was sorry not to have made it on Tuesday.
By all accounts, though, it was the quietest session yet in our three years - albeit still a good one - but even so I'm puzzled at the small turnout this month.
Hope you can all rally round and give next month's (on 28th) a crowded room!


23 Feb 17 - 07:07 PM (#3841087)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Now let's mark the 200th post in style and have a big attendance for the next session, which is NEXT TUESDAY (28th Feb) - usual time and venue.
Come all ye!


25 Feb 17 - 02:15 PM (#3841518)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Refresh for Tuesday...


27 Feb 17 - 12:12 PM (#3841953)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

One more day to go - looking forward to tomorrow's session.
Come all ye!


28 Feb 17 - 05:20 AM (#3842057)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

It's tonight - refresh!


28 Feb 17 - 07:29 AM (#3842094)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: Dennis the Elder

Look forward to seeing lots of you tonight in Hunslet, Dennis


01 Mar 17 - 06:18 AM (#3842249)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: Dennis the Elder

A very good night, last night David, some excellent singers, well done.


01 Mar 17 - 07:16 AM (#3842267)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Agreed, Dennis - and so glad you could make it.
Many thanks to all those excellent singers who attended.

Let's spread the word and get some more singers in next month, especially as two of our key attendees have informed me that they'll be on holiday that week...!


26 Mar 17 - 04:55 AM (#3846707)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Don't forget the next session is this coming Tuesday (26th March).
Unfortunately three regulars will be on holiday, another has a paid gig and another a work commitment, so numbers are likely to be down. So it would be good to see some folks who've not been for a while - please do make the effort!
Listeners are welcome too, remember!


26 Mar 17 - 05:37 AM (#3846713)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: GUEST

This must be the most pointless posting on Mudcat.... who gives a toss,


26 Mar 17 - 06:00 AM (#3846720)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: GUEST,David Nuttall, Wakefield

I think you will find that the date for the next session is Tuesday 28 th. March rather than 26th March as indicated here.

I feel there was no need for such rudeness and aggression from GUEST above....perhaps it is YOUR post which is pointless .

DAVID


27 Mar 17 - 05:39 AM (#3846887)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: GUEST,padgett

The opportunity for singers to get together and sing/harmonies/practice songs old and new is getting less for many reason

Kelham Island Tavern 4 Sunday attracts many younger singer and is a joy!

Lincoln has a regular Jut Voices too (been once!)

Traditional and chorus singing does have good support and David's singer's session should be supported ~ I get where I can for practice btw and support where I can for my enjoyment and in support of all who wish and need to sing

Ray


27 Mar 17 - 09:23 AM (#3846918)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: OldNicKilby

Well said Ray. We Singers have a rough deal. All power to Dave's elbow in runniing this Session.
Where is the Lincoln one ?
keep Singing M'Duck


27 Mar 17 - 11:05 AM (#3846942)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Thanks for the supporting words David, Ray and Nic.
We will soldier on in spite of trolling Guests who seem to think that anything other than their own world is pointless.
Re the date correction - cheers David Nutt, you are indeed correct, tomorrow's the 28th.
So come all ye - let's have a good session.


27 Mar 17 - 11:48 AM (#3846949)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: GUEST,padgett

This Saturday,25th March, "Just Voices" is back at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life. After our world tour of Welton, we will be back in our familiar location in the Learning Space next to the cafe, from 1pm to 3pm. Any song, any genre as long as it's unaccompanied - solo or group, all welcome. Hope to see you there.

This is pasted from their fb page ~ looks like 4th Saturday in the month, I went to the Museum of Lincolnshire Life on my visit ~ it was well    attended and broad age group


Ray


27 Mar 17 - 04:05 PM (#3847014)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

That's useful information regarding the Lincoln version of Just Voices, Ray, thanks. The name has to be a mere coincidence, as it seems quite a different animal... but no doubt worth supporting if ever in Lincoln.
Taking the thread back to Hunslet tho', only one day to go - refresh!


28 Mar 17 - 04:17 AM (#3847068)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: GUEST,padgett

Yes David Lincoln a good way from me

Hunslet coming up

Ray


28 Mar 17 - 05:38 AM (#3847082)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

No closure planned on the motorways tonight so travel should be ok. 'twould be good to see you Ray, you're always welcome to our session any time.


29 Mar 17 - 05:27 AM (#3847302)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Twas a quiet one, with several holiday absences, but our select gathering managed to share lots of songs and some fine conversation nevertheless.
Thanks to all for their fine contributions and good company.
Next month's is on 25th April if calendar serves me right!


17 Apr 17 - 05:10 PM (#3850887)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Refresh - it's next week (25th April)...


22 Apr 17 - 08:06 AM (#3851838)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Only three days to go - hope to see lots of you there on Tuesday (and keep the white stuff away!)


24 Apr 17 - 06:43 AM (#3852121)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Tomorrow evening - Refresh!


25 Apr 17 - 05:38 AM (#3852305)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

C'mon, brave the snow, hail and biting winds and enjoy a warm, cosy evening of good singing at the Garden Gate.
That's tonight...
Come all ye!


26 Apr 17 - 10:48 AM (#3852532)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Well, there was no need to brave the weather - just one brief hailstorm.
But what else could've kept folks away??
Once again it was a small but loyal turnout (but serious thanks to all, especially Nick who'd travelled across from deepest Lancashire to be with us).
We shared half a dozen songs apiece, ranging from originals to good old Trad and Anon and Scottish Gaelic, Keith Marsden, Bob Dylan, John Prine, Peggy Seeger, the Byrds, Tom Waits, Jake Thackray, Eric Bogle, James Taylor, Stuart Marson, Dave Moss, Franz Schubert ... and even Johnny Preston!
And there was still plenty of time for all the craic, info, chat and banter in between...

Next session will be on 30th May - let's hope some absentees will be able to return then!

Cheers!


25 May 17 - 06:16 AM (#3857104)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Less than a week to go for the May session of Just Voices (it's on Tuesday 30th). Usual time and place, so we hope to see some folks back from holiday.

By the way, There will be an extra Just Voices session next month (June), taking place on the Friday evening of Cleckheaton Folk Festival (30th June) at 8 pm at The Station Tavern, Railway Rd, Cleckheaton. Free entry too.
Do come and support Clecky - it's one of the very best of the smaller festivals.


27 May 17 - 03:44 PM (#3857433)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Looks like the weather is set to cool down a bit in time for Tuesday's Just Voices - so I can legitimately say Refresh!!
Come all ye...


28 May 17 - 06:50 PM (#3857628)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Just Voices was accoladed as the coming week's "Recommended Singers' Night" on the Durbervilles' radio show tonight - so come and see why! Join us on Tuesday at the Garden Gate!


30 May 17 - 05:19 AM (#3857816)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Refresh - it's tonight!


31 May 17 - 02:05 PM (#3858154)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Well, despite everything it was a good night, but the turnout was pitifully small. Thanks to those reliable souls who supported us - we got round the room seven times!
Next month there will be two sessions - the usual last-Tuesday (27th) and the special at Cleckheaton FF (on Friday 30th). Hope to see you at either or both?


20 Jun 17 - 06:04 AM (#3861865)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Don't forget - it's a double helping of Just Voices this month - first the usual session at the Garden Gate in Hunslet on TUESDAY 27th, then the special session held as part of Cleckheaton Folk Festival on FRIDAY 30th at the Station Tavern in Cleckheaton.
Different folks will be able to attend either or both - but all welcome (and listeners too).
Come all ye!


21 Jun 17 - 07:08 AM (#3862116)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Refresh..
Less than a week to go!


25 Jun 17 - 06:56 AM (#3862811)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Only 2 days to go - REFRESH!


26 Jun 17 - 06:59 PM (#3863042)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Thanks to the Durbervilles radio show for making Just Voices their "recommended singers' night" this week.
It's TOMORROW -!
Refresh!


28 Jun 17 - 07:45 AM (#3863269)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

A pleasant and relaxed evening's session yesterday, but another disappointing turnout. Where was everybody??

Hoping to see more of you at the Just Voices special at Cleckheaton FF on Friday evening.


18 Jul 17 - 02:35 PM (#3866901)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Thanks to those who supported our session at Cleckheaton.
Advance notice now that next session will be on the final Tuesday of July, 25th, at the Garden Gate in Hunslet as usual.
Let's make it a record attendance!! Come all ye back!


21 Jul 17 - 01:39 PM (#3867553)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Comin' closer...
next Tuesday!!
refresh..


24 Jul 17 - 03:32 PM (#3868071)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Only tomorrow now - see you there!
Refresh!


24 Jul 17 - 04:30 PM (#3868084)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: GUEST

ls the Dorman Long music weekend on this year David


25 Jul 17 - 06:28 AM (#3868184)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Oh dear - thread creep!
Sadly not. There were unresolved problems with the venue in 2014, and illness has prevented any subsequent pursuance of those issues or revival of the event.
As for the future - well we can't completely rule it out, but....


25 Jul 17 - 06:22 PM (#3868296)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: GUEST,Nick Dow

Sorry car off the road! I've got loads of new songs as well. Whitby next month so September I hope. See you all then.
Nick


23 Aug 17 - 07:17 AM (#3873291)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Thanks Nick, shall we have a whipround to get you a new motor?

Now it's August, and less than a week to this month's session.
It will take place as usual, ie Tuesday 29th at The Garden Gate, as advertised on the Durbervilles' radio show last weekend.
I'm hoping to be there as usual too, subject to sufficient progress on the recovery from surgery.


28 Aug 17 - 05:25 AM (#3874001)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: GUEST

Refresh - it's tomorrow evening!

The recovery is rather touch-and-go however. not sure what's going to happen, but the session should still go ahead.


28 Aug 17 - 06:22 PM (#3874083)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

That last post was me - for some weird reason my cookie had disappeared so have just reset it again, so this should go through ok now.


21 Sep 17 - 01:43 PM (#3878011)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Back again in time for a Refresh - next session is next Tuesday, 26th September. Let's see the return of some absentees!


21 Sep 17 - 04:28 PM (#3878033)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: GUEST,Nick Dow

My car has died permanently. Hoping for another fairly soon, so I'll do my best to get there.


21 Sep 17 - 06:33 PM (#3878043)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

RIP, said motor.
Hope you can make it tho' Nick, always great to see and hear you at our gathering.


24 Sep 17 - 04:32 PM (#3878546)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Time for another refresh. It's this coming Tuesday!


26 Sep 17 - 08:01 AM (#3878788)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

IT'S TONIGHT - Refresh !!
And that means a chance to refresh your repertoire and enjoy a good sing-out! Come all ye!


27 Sep 17 - 01:08 PM (#3878990)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

A really nice relaxed friendly session last night, contributed by a small but select grouping - and interestingly, the majority of the singers were ladies on this occasion. A great range of songs, ranging from Scottish Gaelic to English trad, 40s standards and 60s r'n'r to Americana, with plenty of choice contemporary folk classics. Looking forward to the return of some of our absentees next month (31st). Keep singin'!


29 Sep 17 - 01:19 PM (#3879327)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: GUEST,Nick Dow

Got a new car (a new old one really) Hopefully be there.


23 Oct 17 - 04:03 PM (#3884144)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers? Session ? Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Comin' up to the month-end now, so next Tuesday (31st) will be the night for October's Just Voices session.
Hope to see you there.
Cheers!


27 Oct 17 - 05:59 AM (#3884987)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers? Session ? Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: Rozza

We have a "Just Voices" session too, at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life, on Burton Road in Lincoln LN1 3LY. It's a monthly unaccompanied singaround on the fourth Saturday afternoon, from 1pm to 3pm. Perhaps you could have a bus trip sometime? Next one tomorrow!


27 Oct 17 - 06:40 AM (#3884995)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers? Session ? Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Great idea, Rozza - but it would be rather more than a bus trip - either a
train and two or three buses (minimum) or three trains and a bus and/or a long walk at each end. And even if I travelled by car I'd not make it across in less than two hours, although at least it's not bang in the middle of the city and parking would be easier even on a Saturday... But if I ever find myself in the Lincoln area then sure I'll make the effort to be there! I wish you well with your session.
You're still welcome at Hunslet, but I suspect you'd have a similar problem with the journey.
Slight thread creep here - we thought about making ours an afternoon sing, but found it impossible to get a suitable venue, even casting the net geographically wider.

While I'm posting, time to REFRESH for this coming Tuesday at Hunslet!


27 Oct 17 - 07:29 AM (#3885004)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers? Session ? Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: GUEST,Nick Dow

Aiming to be there.


29 Oct 17 - 06:22 PM (#3885531)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers? Session ? Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

It will be great to see you Nick - safe travels with your new wheels!!
For everyone else - REFRESH!!
Hallowe'en songs not obligatory (if there's the ghost of a chance!)...


31 Oct 17 - 03:44 AM (#3885860)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers? Session ? Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

It's tonight - so REFRESH!!


01 Nov 17 - 01:16 PM (#3886241)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers? Session ? Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Twas a really superb night - best for a while - with attendees (appropriately for Hallowe'en!) numbering 13 (spooky...).
Everyone got into the spirit of things, you might say!

Hoping this might tempt some more returnees next month?

Special thanks to those travelling a long distance - Nick Dow, John & Vic, and Lynne & David - but thanks to everyone else too for their loyal support of our session.

See you again on 28th November.


23 Nov 17 - 10:46 AM (#3889971)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers? Session ? Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Really looking forward to our next session, which is less than a week away now - it's next Tuesday, 28th November.

And PS - don't forget, the December JV date (19th) will be one week earlier than usual due to Boxing Day.


25 Nov 17 - 06:49 PM (#3890419)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers? Session ? Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Still plugging away - next session is on Tuesday 28th.
Refresh!


28 Nov 17 - 06:24 AM (#3890871)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers? Session ? Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

It's tonight - so REFRESH !


28 Nov 17 - 07:36 AM (#3890898)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers? Session ? Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: GUEST,Nick Dow

Sorry all. Up to my neck in recording and touring, and Mally is in hospital tomorrow morning. See you next month if I can


29 Nov 17 - 06:08 AM (#3891103)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers? Session ? Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Thanks for letting us know Nick, and hope Mally's hospital trip went well.

It was a really good session, though a touch more sparsely attended (especially nice to see John and Vic up from Sheffield), but we still got round the room five times with plenty of relaxed craic.

Next time will be 19th December - brought forward to avoid the Boxing Day clash. Let's see some of our old friends return - we miss you!


17 Dec 17 - 06:18 AM (#3894303)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers? Session ? Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Time for a refresh - next session is this coming Tuesday, 19th December.
Come all ye with your seasonal delights - songs, carols, assorted Xmastide junketings - or else play bah humbug, it's your choice. The only stipulation is to enjoy a good time and share the good music and good craic for the last time this year. Let's make it a good one!
See you there!


18 Dec 17 - 06:32 PM (#3894604)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers? Session ? Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

IT'S TOMORROW ! -- Refresh!


27 Jan 18 - 05:25 PM (#3902267)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers? Session ? Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Long time no post - it's been a fallow six weeks without singing, so hopefully everyone's batteries will be recharged in time for this month's session, which is on TUESDAY 30TH JANUARY. Usual time and place.

Come all ye!


29 Jan 18 - 02:57 PM (#3902655)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers? Session ? Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Refresh - it's TOMORROW!


31 Jan 18 - 06:47 AM (#3902996)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers? Session ? Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Thanks to all who sang last night and made it a great session, including our longer-distance travellers from Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Sheffield - thanks Nick, John & Vic, Rob - and regular supporters Linn, Cath and Tom.
But where are all the rest of our fine local singers? Hibernating?...

Next month's session is on 27th February.


21 Feb 18 - 07:02 PM (#3907063)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers? Session ? Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Just your monthly reminder that this month's session will still take place at the Garden Gate on TUESDAY 27TH FEBRUARY as booked.

Even the current spate of roadworks involving the overnight closure of the M621 motorway shouldn't put you off coming to Hunslet for a good sing!

Come all ye!


25 Feb 18 - 05:56 AM (#3907804)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Weather forecast's not looking good for Tuesday, but I'm hopeful the snow won't settle enough to prevent us going ahead.
But do keep an eye on this thread just in case - and if you're on the mailout list keep an eye on your emailbox.
Fingers crossed...


27 Feb 18 - 05:41 AM (#3908239)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

The heavy overnight snow has settled, and more is forecast for this afternoon/evening, so I think the most sensible course is to cancel tonight's session, particularly considering those who might be travelling some distance or from equally snowbound regions.
Sorry for the short notice...
Oh well, first time in 4 years, not a bad average I guess!


22 Mar 18 - 02:30 PM (#3912532)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Here's your reminder - this month's session is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 27th March - usual time and place.
Come all ye!


25 Mar 18 - 04:00 PM (#3913098)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Forecast's looking good, hope that encourages more folks to return - missed you all last month!


27 Mar 18 - 09:38 AM (#3913466)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Refresh - it's tonight!


27 Mar 18 - 01:55 PM (#3913523)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: GUEST,Nick Dow

Can't make it this month. Have a good night.


28 Mar 18 - 06:07 AM (#3913621)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Thanks for letting us know Nick. We missed you!

It was another quietish session, but thanks to our loyal band of supporters (and to the Durbervilles for the plug).

Even so, I'd really like to know what's happened to our enthusiastic stalwarts from the Black Bull days, who seem to have dropped off the map since we moved to Hunslet.


21 Apr 18 - 07:35 AM (#3918931)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

April's session has come around fast! It's next Tuesday (24th).
A warm welcome will be extended to one and all, but especially to any returning singers who've not managed to make it for a while.
Come all ye!


23 Apr 18 - 04:55 AM (#3919282)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Refresh - it's tomorrow (TUESDAY) !


24 Apr 18 - 12:19 PM (#3919671)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

TONIGHT!
Refresh!


25 Apr 18 - 06:14 AM (#3919836)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Well, it's over again for another month, and I am sad to report that it was a very poor turnout last night.
Thanks to Linn, Tom and Barbara for their loyal support and excellent contributions - you made the night worth while.
And OK, we received some legit apologies from other valued supporters (flat tyre, booked gig, impossible throat), but the weirdest thing is, no response whatsoever from almost everyone else on the mailing list. Well, maybe 24th seemed "the wrong" date, but it WAS the last Tuesday, honest! (30 days hath Aoril...)
So we'll try again - on 29th May - and let's hope for a better turnout, I could say "use it or lose it"!


22 May 18 - 10:48 AM (#3926372)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Next Tuesday - a week today - is 29th May - which means Just Voices time again.
Please do try to make it, old friends and new. All welcome. Let's make it a night to remember. It might be our last...


24 May 18 - 03:30 AM (#3926773)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: GUEST,Nick Dow

I will be on my way south I'm afraid, It's a busy time of year.
Let's hope it's not the last session, because it is a good idea.


24 May 18 - 12:38 PM (#3926883)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Thanks for letting us know Nick, hope you have a successful time down south, and hope you can make it in June - that date should still go ahead as far as I know. But as you yourself know, just having a good idea can so often not work out, however scrupulously you prepare and check things out beforehand!


27 May 18 - 05:39 AM (#3927331)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Refresh - only two days to go!


29 May 18 - 06:50 AM (#3927758)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Refresh again - it's tonight!
Come all ye...


30 May 18 - 06:50 PM (#3928094)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Well refreshed after a lovely friendly session, thanks to the fine lady singers who attended. We seem to be becoming an increasingly select crew nowadays, but the craic is great, and last night we managed to get round the room seven or eight times too!
Already looking forward to next month's (June 26th).


21 Jun 18 - 06:00 PM (#3932502)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Here's your reminder - don't miss this month's Just Voices, next Tuesday (26th June), usual time and place (The Garden Gate, Hunslet, 8pm start).

An EXTRA SESSION will take place as part of the Cleckheaton Folk Festival, upstairs at the Station Tavern, Station Street, Cleckheaton on FRIDAY 6TH JULY. Admission free, 8pm start.

Hoping to see more of you at one or both of these...

Come all ye!


24 Jun 18 - 10:06 AM (#3933003)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Time for a reminder for Tuesday's Just Voices session.
As advertised on Tony Haynes' Folk & Blues Show on Tempo FM last week...
Come all ye!


26 Jun 18 - 12:19 PM (#3933526)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Refresh - it's tonight!
Come and sing some cool songs!..


27 Jun 18 - 01:10 PM (#3933719)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: Ian

Any singers looking for a spot August BH weekend cone and help out the volume at the barn singaround Towersey village at the pub. Sat Sun and Mon. No ticket needed some camping available.


27 Jun 18 - 02:51 PM (#3933741)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Well we did our best to keep cool in the sweltering heat, and managed a good session - albeit with a completely different roll-call of participants to last month. Especially good to welcome back John & Vic. Thanks to all our loyal supporters...

The next JV session will be the Cleckheaton Festival special edition on Friday 6th July at the Station Tavern, then we'll be back at Hunslet on Tuesday 31st July.


30 Jun 18 - 06:19 PM (#3934464)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

The wonderful Cleckheaton Festival is less than one week away. Come and join us!


21 Jul 18 - 06:19 PM (#3938684)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

It was an interesting session, competing with the football revelries in the pub downstairs and on the fire escape, but not very well attended - principally due to the heat which tended to put folks off from the ten-minute uphill walk from the Town Hall!

Now for this month's usual session at Hunslet (The Garden Gate pub), which is in ten days' time, on TUESDAY 31st JULY, at the normal start time of 8pm. Hoping to see more of you there... come back, we miss you!!


31 Jul 18 - 05:20 AM (#3940559)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

REFRESH - it's tonight.

Please do try come and support us this month, as some of our regulars are likely to be away.


01 Aug 18 - 02:33 PM (#3940894)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Duly refreshed by the fresher weather, yes - but a poor turnout, sadly, and for no apparent reason. Apologies were received from folks with car trouble and a dinner engagement. But otherwise it seems we've been deserted by our erstwhile supporters. Maybe we should consider rescheduling for a different night each month?
For the moment though, August's date is Tuesday 28th. I'll post a reminder nearer the time.


21 Aug 18 - 04:47 PM (#3945459)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Refresh - we've decided to keep going for the moment - next session will be as advertised, on Tuesday 28th August.

So just for once, cancel your knitting class or cat-washing night and come and share your songs old and new with our friendly singers. Listeners welcome too as ever.

Come all ye (and more besides) !


27 Aug 18 - 03:55 PM (#3946571)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

It's tomorrow - REFRESH!


28 Aug 18 - 06:18 AM (#3946653)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

TONIGHT!


29 Aug 18 - 10:22 AM (#3946893)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

A nice relaxed session last night, but again only a loyal small handful of singers participating. Lots of good songs shared and information exchanged. Next session will be on 25th September.


20 Sep 18 - 09:07 AM (#3951771)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

It's gettin' close again - this month's session is NEXT TUESDAY, 25th September.
Come all ye!


25 Sep 18 - 05:13 AM (#3952670)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Refresh -- it's TONIGHT!

We have the accolade of this week's "Recommended Singers' Night" on the Durbervilles' radio show, so let's all get along and make it a night to remember!

Come all ye!


26 Sep 18 - 03:04 PM (#3953004)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Well, as we approach our third "century" on Mudcat, I must report an all-time record attendance at yesterday evening's session.
A really good time was had by all, sharing some three-dozen songs over the course of the evening.
Special thanks to Lynne and Barbara and Nick Dow for their loyal support.
next month's Just Voices will be on 30th October. See you there!


23 Oct 18 - 08:53 AM (#3957968)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

One week to go - next session will be on Tuesday 30th October.
Looking forward to beating last month's record for number of songs sung...


26 Oct 18 - 12:13 PM (#3958503)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Refresh!
Only a few days - and the clocks-turning-back - to go...


29 Oct 18 - 08:58 AM (#3959048)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

One more day to go...
Refresh!


29 Oct 18 - 09:40 AM (#3959052)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: GUEST,Nick Dow

I'll try to be there.


30 Oct 18 - 12:35 PM (#3959256)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Cheers Nick.
Refresh for everyone else - it's tonight, so come all ye!


02 Nov 18 - 01:30 PM (#3959744)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Yes, it was a great night on Tuesday - albeit another small but perfectly formed turnout. Anything from classic ballads to music-hall, and even some suitably "spirited" Hallowe'en-themed songs.
Here's to next month's session.


20 Nov 18 - 06:18 PM (#3962544)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Here's the usual reminder for those who might be interested in our friendly and inclusive singers' session. Although we have a small but loyal following, we still welcome fresh entrants and returning attendees. And of course listeners...

Come and join us for a full evening of song - plenty of chances to sing whatever you like and/or swell the chorus. We're also promised a visit by a three-piece harmony group this month, so get there early!

We will also be paying tribute to two folk scene greats, Bill Caddick and Roy Bailey, who tragically have both passed away within the past few days.

Come all ye.


24 Nov 18 - 09:29 AM (#3963037)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Refresh - it's Tuesday! Come all ye!


26 Nov 18 - 06:59 PM (#3963467)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Last call - refresh, for it's tomorrow (Tuesday).


29 Nov 18 - 07:06 AM (#3963859)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Well, we certainly broke all records this month - for the lowest all-time attendance figure! Apologies were received from three of our loyal regulars due to car trouble and serious illness. And thanks to T and K for their continued support. We did, however, enjoy also a short visit from a four-piece female harmony group, whose members certainly appreciated the ethic of our little gathering, but for whom logistics prevent regular attendance.
But - begging the question - where is everyone else?
There's time before the next session (18th December) to farm out those childcare/grandad-watching/knitting-circle/weekly bible-class/dog-pruning commitments - so c'mon, let's make that seasonal gathering a good'un!


12 Dec 18 - 05:54 PM (#3965980)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Less than a week to go before our final session of 2018, which is on Tuesday 18th December.
Seasonal songs not obligatory - but we could try to set a record for the number of versions of While Shepherds Watched!
Seriously tho', let's have a good turnout to ensure we can continue on into 2019.
Come all ye!


17 Dec 18 - 08:28 AM (#3966783)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Only one day to go - refresh!


18 Dec 18 - 08:41 AM (#3966993)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Tonight - REFRESH!


19 Dec 18 - 04:42 PM (#3967308)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Well, we broke the record again last night with regard to turnout!
Just four singers - but what quality! Thanks to those loyal folks who braved throat infections to come and share their songs and carols.

Has everyone else left the planet??

A merry Christmas and happy New Year to one and all, and let's make it a New Year resolution to come and support this session, otherwise we'll be in danger of closing down.


20 Jan 19 - 07:51 AM (#3972349)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Greetings from Alpha Centauri - have just been on a mission to seek out new life, new civilisations... - and new singers to breathe new life into the alien culture of our singers' session. But you don't have to be Venusian to come and enjoy Just Voices! Good songs and good Earthling company...
I hope to return to earth by the time of the next sing -
TUESDAY 29TH JANUARY.
Same time, same place, same bat-channel. See you there. Come all ye...


26 Jan 19 - 06:56 PM (#3973621)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Refresh - it's only four days away now!

Come all ye!


28 Jan 19 - 07:09 PM (#3973886)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Refresh again - but with a caveat, watch this space in case of enforced last-minute cancellation should we get an overdose of snow.


29 Jan 19 - 05:57 AM (#3973934)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: John Routledge


29 Jan 19 - 02:27 PM (#3974023)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Sorry had to cancel tonight due to the weather - let's hope for a better February.


23 Feb 19 - 07:32 PM (#3978633)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

We're soldiering on - with a good weather forecast this month!
TUESDAY 26TH FEBRUARY at 8pm at The Garden Gate.
Do come and support us, the only session for unaccompanied voices in the whole of the region...


25 Feb 19 - 11:26 AM (#3978969)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Refresh - it's tomorrow!
Come all ye!


26 Feb 19 - 09:56 AM (#3979167)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Final refresh - it's tonight!


27 Feb 19 - 05:52 AM (#3979330)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

What a lovely session last night - but once again there was only our loyal hard core of singers. Many thanks to Lynne, Linn and Barbara especially for their continuing support.
Next session is on 26th March.


20 Mar 19 - 07:19 AM (#3983309)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Hoping to welcome some new faces next week at the March session - it's on Tuesday 26th.
Come all ye!


27 Mar 19 - 10:53 AM (#3984770)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Well, another session come and gone - and we only just made a quorum this month, having received other apologies (thanks) due to illness and touring commitments..

Another nice relaxed sing, but where oh where is everyone else these days?
Answers on a postcard (and don't forget the postage rate goes up this weekend)...


30 Apr 19 - 07:27 AM (#3990054)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Refresh - this month's session is TONIGHT.

As trailed on the Durbervilles' Folk & Roots radio show - their "Recommended Singers' Night" for the week!
Come all ye!


01 May 19 - 02:43 PM (#3990247)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Glad to report a much more well-attended session yesterday, with the welcome return of Nick Dow (cheers, friend!) and a first visit from a couple of fine singers from Leeds itself. Plenty of interesting craic and good songs.
The next Just Voices session will be on Tuesday 28th May.


21 May 19 - 06:07 AM (#3993224)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Only a week to go!

So let's have another good session, despite Bank Holiday and Festival absences.

Tuesday 28th May...

Come all ye!!


27 May 19 - 01:47 PM (#3994213)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

It's tomorrow!
Refresh yourselves, and come and be welcomed to the Durbervilles' "Recommended Singers' Night"! (Cheers, lads!)
Come all ye...


29 May 19 - 04:00 PM (#3994412)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers' Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Another month, another session - and another sparse turnout.

Kind apologies were received from those booked at Chippenham Folk Festival and also our good friend from the north-east, but the mailbox was otherwise silent.

Big thanks, then, to our loyal attendees, Lynne and Barbara especially, for their support and great singing. A nice relaxed sing was had by us all, and plenty of good songs were sung. However...

Next month's will be on 25th June, although the way things are going the session may well be becoming unsustainable and I am almost minded to cancel.
Watch this space for news...


22 Jun 19 - 04:13 PM (#3997421)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Still going ahead on Tuesday 25th June as scheduled.
Come all ye! (Please...)


25 Jun 19 - 07:04 PM (#3997884)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Thanks to everyone who came tonight.
See you next month on 30th July.

Meanwhile, an extra session of Just Voices will take place at Cleckheaton Folk Festival on Friday 5th July at 8pm at the Station Tavern. Admission free...


29 Jul 19 - 05:26 AM (#4002502)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Good turnout at Cleckheaton, but none of our Hunslet regulars!

Let's see the return of the latter tomorrow at July's edition.
Starts 8pm as usual at The Garden Gate...
Come all ye.


01 Aug 19 - 06:04 AM (#4002920)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Thanks to all who braved the thunderstorms on Tuesday to support us - it was a really good session, with the best attendance for 18 months, and some great songs and craic. Especial thanks to loyal singers Lynne, Barbara and Linn for keeping the faith and sharing their songs.
See you next month on 27th August.


21 Aug 19 - 02:41 PM (#4005393)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Only a few days to go - our next session is Tuesday 27th August.
We've been promised a visit from Welsh John of North Sheffield, so it'll be a good night and we should still get "round the room" five times or more!
Come all ye!


26 Aug 19 - 06:21 AM (#4005892)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Refresh - it's only one day away - tomorrow, Tuesday.
See you there!


28 Aug 19 - 02:00 PM (#4006238)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Those who were absent missed a most interesting session this month - including some fascinating and well-sung contributions from Welsh John of Chapeltown, Sheffield.
Special thanks this time also to regular supporters Tom and Linn for their fine songs and good company.
Hoping to see some returning singers for Just Voices next month, which will be on 24th September.


17 Sep 19 - 10:58 AM (#4009299)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Refresh - it's only a week away now!


23 Sep 19 - 07:01 AM (#4010011)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

It's tomorrow!
Come all ye!


25 Sep 19 - 06:37 AM (#4010410)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Sad to report, our lowest ever turnout last night - just three singers in total, and two listeners. We still had a great time, but can't fathom why or how everyone else seems to have gone to ground.
The next session is October 29th, and I guess we'll carry on as booked till end of year, but it's getting to be too erratic and more of a matter for concern now.


29 Oct 19 - 02:15 PM (#4016046)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Time for an upturn - reminding all of this month's session, tonight at 8pm.
See you there? Hope so!
Come all ye!


30 Oct 19 - 05:33 AM (#4016134)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

So where was everybody???

But thanks to Linn, instead of a singaround we had a highly enjoyable workshop of first-world-war songs and whaling songs!
Which just goes to prove, every session of Just Voices is different, with a great mix of songs. Why not come and try us?
Next session (if we survive) will be 26th November.


23 Nov 19 - 02:36 PM (#4020943)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

It's this coming Tuesday! Only three days away...
Come all ye...


26 Nov 19 - 05:55 AM (#4021133)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: JHW

I enjoyed the once I've been and the Garden Gate is a wonderful almost preserved pub. Worth a visit for its own sake. (They were going to knock it down last century but campaigners saved it)
Garden Gate NB this is a zombie website. Just see the pics, writeup out of date.
Alas well over an hour of maybe wet motorway for me but do go if you're anywhere near Leeds and better still know your way round.


26 Nov 19 - 06:41 AM (#4021141)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Thanks for your endorsement, John - we do realise it's a long haul down this way for you but you're very welcome any time, friend.
As is anyone!
It's tonight!


27 Nov 19 - 09:27 AM (#4021346)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Another thin turnout last night, sadly - but a very pleasant session nevertheless, with well over 30 songs being sung including a brand new composition by one of our members!
Many thanks to Lynne and Tom for their loyalty and continued support of our session.
Next month's is earlier due to Xmas festivities - which means 17th December.
Come all ye!


10 Dec 19 - 10:11 AM (#4023119)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Swift reminder - it's NEXT WEEK !
That means Tuesday 17th December.

Who'd be a turkey at Christmas?... Come all ye!!


19 Dec 19 - 07:15 PM (#4024700)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Well, I think the world had forgotten the date - for we had our second lowest turnout ever this month. Really cannot fathom this.
Next month's will be on the third Tuesday - 21st January - due to a clash of commitments.
I can only hope for an improvement...


18 Jan 20 - 05:27 AM (#4028861)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Refresh - only three days to go -- this month's session will be on Tuesday 21st January.
Weather forecast is good, and there's no clashes with any major folk events. So what's there to lose? Come all ye!


22 Jan 20 - 07:19 AM (#4029586)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Well it didn't make any difference changing the date to ensure the show goes on - the downward trend of the past four months has continued, with only two fellow-singers at last night's session.
This makes no sense - and with no feedback from the previously enthusiastic absentees I'm forced to conclude that it might be the time to call it a day. It would be good to get some response before I have to make that decision, however, so now's the time to get in touch - please!


22 Jan 20 - 12:57 PM (#4029639)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: GUEST,Nick Dow

Any chance of moving back to Birstall?


22 Jan 20 - 01:40 PM (#4029642)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

I'll have another stab at finding out...


23 Jan 20 - 03:49 AM (#4029716)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: r.padgett

Polka Hop would be a possible ~ near M1 and Wakefield

Ray


23 Jan 20 - 06:52 PM (#4029834)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: cujimmy

David I wonder if you are aware of the clash with a very well established and well attended and very very good singing session at The Abbey Inn in Newlay every Tuesday evening. It is my personal favourite evening. I know your evening is for Un-accompanied singing, and Im sure a lot of people would enjoy that, but I feel that some of the people who attend the Abbey on Tuesday evenings may well venture along if it was ie on a Wednesday. The recent winter weather may have had a negative effect as well of course, and it seems a shame because I can see you have put a lot of patience and effort in to keep it going. Hope it picks up a bit now in the New Year.


23 Jan 20 - 07:24 PM (#4029839)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Yes Jimmy, good to hear from you after all this time, and many thanks for your constructive comments and good wishes.

Sure, I am (and always have been) aware of the continuing and well established Abbey session, although I've not been for awhile due to a combination of travel problems (it's actually pretty awkward of access from this side of the bridge!) and health issues (and I don't just mean old age!..).

But there are two important points in your argument.
First, when Just Voices was started (in 2014), every effort was made to AVOID a clash with any specific, known clubs or sessions that were any LESS regular than weekly, and views were sought from likely attendees on that score.
Since the Abbey is weekly and Just Voices is only monthly, then, I would kindof expect that anyone interested and able to travel to Hunslet would make it to Just Voices (instead of the Abbey, say) on just that monthly - occasional - basis. I would have done so in that situation if I were seeking a change, at least sometimes. Variety being the spice of life etc... But that doesn't seem to have happened - and that's what puzzles me. If I wished, taken over a typical month, I could go to four or five different sessions/clubs on a Tuesday - but inevitably things like bad weather, travel disruption etc get in the way and spoil plans and it's not always possible to change one's arrangements or routes at the last minute!

Second, you suggest a Wednesday as an alternative slot for Just Voices that you imply would be preferred by Abbey regulars who may well venture along. I agree, there are fewer clubs and sessions on a Wednesday hereabouts, but our current Just Voices venue already hosts a session on that night (that was another reason for our taking the Tuesday option when we were forced to move from Birstall when the pub closed down).

Having said all that, it would be good to "CUJimmy" at Just Voices, you would be very welcome to come and share your songs.

MM


20 Feb 20 - 06:11 AM (#4035169)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

REFRESH - THIS MONTH'S SESSION IS NEXT TUESDAY - 25TH feb.
Please let's have a good turnout...

And to the above singer-poster:
Any further thoughts?
Are we likely to "cujimmy" at this month's session? Hope so!

Come all ye!


20 Feb 20 - 06:20 AM (#4035171)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: r.padgett

Black Bull at Birstall some one told me has reopened ~ I'll check

Ray


20 Feb 20 - 06:24 AM (#4035173)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: r.padgett

Been refurbished Black Bull ~ not me!

Ray


20 Feb 20 - 08:53 AM (#4035201)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Thanks Ray, yes, I'd also heard that - but not sure whether the upstairs room's been refurbished for the worse... might be worth a fresh recce? Anyone near there that can drop in?


20 Feb 20 - 01:00 PM (#4035232)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: GUEST,Nick Dow

Birstall and a Wednesday or Thursday would be more accessible. It's a great idea and worth keeping.


20 Feb 20 - 06:48 PM (#4035281)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Thanks for your valuable input, Nick, I was hoping you would email me!
I am collating responses to the questions and issues raised - one of which is Birstall. I am actively exploring this option, but so far have met with surprisingly little support for a relocation back to Birstall even if it were possible on either of those alternative nights. Also it needs a proper recce to the BB first - so is there anyone better placed geographically than I am who could do that, I wonder?


27 Feb 20 - 07:06 PM (#4036487)
Subject: RE: Just Voices Singers’ Session – Hunslet (Yorks.)
From: MoorleyMan

Well we broke all records with this month's Just Voices session - a nil attendance! I had received several apologies for absence in advance, various legitimate reasons for not being able to make it this month, but no other replies in response to my usual friendly reminder (I had requested advisement). So where is everybody???

I just can't believe that none of the many singers in Yorkshire are interested any longer.
And pace Nick, I've had no expressions of interest in moving back to the Black Bull even if it were an option. I know of only one erstwhile attendee for whom the venue was more convenient.

I really do need some support and guarantees of interest and attendance if the session is to continue past the next three months which are currently advertised widely in the folk magazines and elsewhere.