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Anything else going on in Shropshire?

22 May 02 - 05:33 AM (#715161)
Subject: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Watson

"Anything going on in Shropshire?" is getting much too long to handle. Let's continue here.


22 May 02 - 05:40 AM (#715164)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Watson

...and I feel like a fraud now because this isn't quite Shropshire, but it's near enough to be of interest:

Message from Rees Wesson

Hi Folks We have a one off informal music session next Monday, 27th May. It's at The Kings Head in Guilsfield (2 miles out of Welshpool) - real ale, mad landlord, etc. We're very lucky to have Bayou Seco from New Mexico coming along for the evening. They have spent a lifetime gathering traditional songs and tunes from the Southern States, including some unusual Native American and Spanish material and are well worth seeing. They also have a wicked sense of humour.
Hope to see you there.
Rees Wesson


22 May 02 - 07:37 AM (#715205)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Trevor

I was just about to get around to doing this - thanks W. We've also got Bayou Seco at the Bishop's Castle Weekend, helping with a dance workshop, and there are a couple Bayou Seco links, here and here


11 Jun 02 - 07:52 AM (#727438)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Watson

This one just came to my attention

On midsummer weekend, 22nd-23rd June the Shropshire Bedlams and Martha Rhoden's Tuppenny Dish have two of the most dynamic "young" morris sides as guests for the weekend - DOG ROSE MORRIS and BLACK SWAN RAPPER.
The sides will be dancing in Ludlow on Saturday from 11.00am to 3.00pm Saturday evening there is a midsummer Ceilidh at the Community College Bishop's Castle with the highly acclaimed young West Yorkshire Band BEDLAM.
Tickets £4 (£2.50 conc.) available from Stuart Altman on 01743 242055 or Lee Horrocks 01588 242055.
Sunday the sides take part in the traditional Bishop's Castle Rush Cart bearing from stone house hospital to the Church and then back to the Three Tuns for more dancing and the odd beer or two !


11 Jun 02 - 09:46 AM (#727507)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Trevor

Sesion at The Buffalo in Clun tomorrow (Wednesday)


12 Jun 02 - 05:44 AM (#728168)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Watson

Cuckoo Oak are at the Woodbridge tonight (Wednesday).

Harriet Bartlett will be there to play a few tunes as well.


12 Jun 02 - 08:03 PM (#728788)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

I'll tell you again here as well in t'other places-I was going to call a halt to the session at The Buffalo in Clun but don't worry! I've just come back from the sesh and have a tale to tell. I suggested to our little throng that maybe we should have a little summer holiday. They were not happy! Apparantly they (5 people) look forward very much to our little song/tunes 'club' every month that it has become the highlight of their month! That's Clun life for you! They build their 2nd Wednesday around it so that their evenings are free. What on earth could I do? I can't stop something they enjoy so much now can I? It doesn't matter that there are only a few of us, if they want to be there and look forward to it who am I to put a stop to it? So if you're in the area 2nd Wednesday of the month, please come to the singaround/tunes session in Clun, Shropshire- It's small and friendly and I love 'em all!

Sally


13 Jun 02 - 05:23 AM (#729016)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Trevor

Sal, you're sounding more and more like that woman who used to come on at the end of The Morecambe and Wise Show - 'Thank you for coming to my little session! - And I love you all...!'

*BG*


10 Jul 02 - 06:26 AM (#745679)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Trevor

Sesh at The Buffalo in Clun tonight - same bat-time, same bat-channel!


10 Jul 02 - 06:27 AM (#745680)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Trevor

And Squilverfest, August 10th-11th. P-mail me for details.


10 Jul 02 - 12:35 PM (#745888)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Trevor

Bishop's Castle Beer Festival this weekend. May be a bit of music......


10 Jul 02 - 05:30 PM (#746050)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Tig

Festival at the Edge weekend after next - storytelling plus music plus bonfires.

Rincewynds will be there if anyone wants to order Mudcat name badges for delivery at the festival.


18 Jul 02 - 07:06 AM (#750272)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: GUEST,David Harris

......don't forget The Boat Sessions every Thursday night :))))

www.g8ina.enta.net for updated info on the CCE page.

(full circle I believe !)

btw, who are you Watson ?? mail me please ?

Slainté

David Harris PRO Jackfield CCE


18 Jul 02 - 07:14 AM (#750274)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Llanfair

Just over Offa's Dyke, we will be holding a special music night here in Llanfair Caereinion on Tuesday, 13th August, in honour of Dick Greenhaus and Susan of DT, who will be visiting. Venue to be arranged.

Cheers, Bron.


18 Jul 02 - 07:47 AM (#750292)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Watson

Me David?

Just a Shropshire lad.

Have a good holiday.


19 Jul 02 - 05:49 AM (#750946)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: fogie

Charleton Arms Ludlow tonight, Sheep Music Festival Presteigne this week end. Happy trails.


19 Jul 02 - 07:56 AM (#750992)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Mr Red

GUEST,David Harris
re Watson - the clue is in his name but my lips are sealed
your session is listed on cresby.com - keep me posted on any sessions you know of first hand.


08 Aug 02 - 08:44 AM (#761822)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Trevor

Squilverfest this weekend. Looking forward to seeing the 'catters who are coming. Details from me or Mrs Lemon for anybody not up to date.


08 Aug 02 - 08:54 AM (#761826)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Llanfair

And a music night in honour of Dick and Susan's visit to Mid-Wales on Tuesday, 13th August here in Llanfair Caereinion. PM me for details.

Cheers, Bron.


13 Aug 02 - 06:24 AM (#764297)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

Four Fifths of the Raps'l be there, and that took some doing!

Hey everyone in South Shropshire. I run a song/music sesh in Clun this Wednesday (and on 2nd Weds). I need some bums on seats and voices etc echoing around the pub. Please come.

#<8-)


13 Aug 02 - 03:55 PM (#764615)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Col K

See you all soon in B'north and are you going to be there Trevor


15 Aug 02 - 04:17 AM (#765671)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Trevor

Errrm......Yeeeeesssss, possibly. Oh I know - I owe you a pint!


15 Aug 02 - 06:37 AM (#765730)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: fogie

Charleton arms this friday!


15 Aug 02 - 02:39 PM (#766021)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Col K

Its gone up to two pints now with interest

See you soon Trev


19 Aug 02 - 07:43 AM (#767847)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

I'm going really early to B/North becuase the weather man says the weather's gonna be hot-Ha, believe that when I feel it!

Mrs. L


19 Aug 02 - 08:38 AM (#767861)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Trevor

Cock at Brockton this Wednesday. And I know it's not Shropshire but Rapsquillion are at Chase Folk Club, Burntwood on Friday. A trip out from Bridgnorth!


20 Aug 02 - 05:14 AM (#768397)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: GUEST,nobby

dont forget the Market Drayton Festival which is October 19/20 and is organised by the great Mike Raven and team. Last years was great and very reasonably priced unlike some.


20 Aug 02 - 05:21 AM (#768407)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: GUEST,rob

I was there last year had a great time in a pub there were three acts on . Kerby Heath a talented trio and Taggart and Wright a female duo who I caught this year at Warwickfolk Festival.


20 Aug 02 - 05:49 AM (#768424)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Mr Happy

guest nobby,

thanks for info market drayton. i've been checking mike raven's page recently but there's still no further info about the festival.

can you suggest where i can get this or can you post more? venues,prices,guests, camping etc.

cheers

mr h


20 Aug 02 - 06:56 AM (#768439)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: GUEST,rob

when I get more info I will post it for you and everyone else.


20 Aug 02 - 06:58 AM (#768442)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: GUEST

Mr. Happy
You could email / snailmail / phone Mike Raven. His contact details are on Freefolk.


20 Aug 02 - 07:11 AM (#768451)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Mr Happy

cheers rob,

great party on sat nite!


20 Aug 02 - 08:40 AM (#768484)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Folkie

I've heard a rumour that Market Drayton has been cancelled and replaced by something else on a different weekend. Can anyone throw any light on this?


21 Aug 02 - 05:59 AM (#768993)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Watson

Last I heard Market Drayton is on. I'll try to get more details.


21 Aug 02 - 06:00 AM (#768994)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: GUEST,frank

it would be a pity if it was not on . We need to support these small festivals. Thats where the up and coming new acts can get a start.


21 Aug 02 - 07:43 AM (#769021)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: GUEST,rob

there is a big do being organised at Loton Park, Shrewsbury on Oct 6. but details are sketchy at present.


21 Aug 02 - 12:03 PM (#769136)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Trevor

Rob, whassat then?


22 Aug 02 - 05:16 AM (#769516)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Watson

I spoke to Mike Raven last night - the Market Drayton festival will not happen this year, but he is putting on a one day festival at Loton Park on Sunday 6 October as Rob said.

The format will be workshops in the morning, concert in the afternoon and a dance with cabaret in the evening.

Guests include Mike Raven (naturally) with Joan Mills, Steve Tilston and John Neilson, Harvey Andrews, Taggart and Wright, Murphy's Marbles, Vital Spark West Gallery Choir, Kicking Alice. The band for the dance will be Skillet.

Loton Park is owned by Sir Michael Leighton who is a poet, so we can expect poetry to feature in this event, with Sir Michael himself and Gladys Mary Coles who is president of the Mary Webb society.


22 Aug 02 - 05:42 AM (#769523)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Trevor

Thanks Watson. I e-mailed Mike yesterday asking whether Rapsquillion could play at MD festival. A good idea at the time!!


22 Aug 02 - 09:00 AM (#769567)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: GUEST,folkie

looks like a good line up.I hope to get there, the Maket Drayton gig was great last year.


22 Aug 02 - 10:47 AM (#769622)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: GUEST,guest

How much is the Loton Park festival ticket? Is it one or two days?


22 Aug 02 - 12:17 PM (#769679)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: GUEST,rob

I cannot make Bridgenorth as I am up in Scotland. Dunkeld to be precise to partake of some of Dougie Macleans hospitality in the Taybank Hotel. It is good any night of the week, especialy Friday.


22 Aug 02 - 12:51 PM (#769698)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Watson

Loton Park is just on the Sunday.
No news on prices yet, but it will be a modest fee I would have thought.


28 Aug 02 - 09:17 AM (#772864)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: GUEST,Salopian

Session at The Breidden, Middletown tonight (Shrewsbury-Welshpool road). Well it's only just over the border.


28 Aug 02 - 09:25 AM (#772871)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Mr Happy

anybody know when the next priestweston autumn event is on?

i went to the one on easter w/e- indescribable! staggering! i want more!


02 Sep 02 - 05:41 AM (#775447)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Trevor

There's a session at The Miners Arms, Priestweston this Wednesday (4th)


02 Sep 02 - 10:47 AM (#775557)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Tig

Just got back from the Jackfield Village Festival (just outside Ironbridge). Had a brilliant time with a good mix of music. One to watch out for next year!


02 Sep 02 - 11:03 AM (#775562)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Watson

Glad you enjoyed it Tig - nice to see you there. The Old Rope String Band were on top form I thought.


02 Sep 02 - 01:07 PM (#775627)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

Jackfield was very good. A guitarist/singer to watch for the future is Scott - He's only 13 and knocked us dead with his Steve Earle stuff.


03 Sep 02 - 05:41 AM (#776027)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: fogie

Mock ye not! There is a gig at the Buffalo Clun this Friday 6/10. Bandamania led by Sue Harris - folkorchestra doing tunes from all over the world, but will we all fit in the bar?? If you havent heard us you might be pleasantly surprised.


03 Sep 02 - 06:12 AM (#776036)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

I wish I could be there - I'll be in Stroud.

Tell me where these people are when we have a session every 2nd Wednesday? I know they are local.


03 Sep 02 - 08:48 PM (#776489)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Mr Happy

if this post is a bit indistuincdt. its baecause i lretf my readimg * writig glassesat work thus evening.

apolgies to all.

when i asked about the preiset weston ecvent, i meant whens the next weejknd do~?. sometuine in november?


05 Sep 02 - 04:26 AM (#777328)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Trevor

The Priestweston weekend is this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 6th, 7th and 8th, at The Miners Arms. Camping, 6 Bells beer, sessions etc.


05 Sep 02 - 04:52 AM (#777335)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Mr Happy

trevor,

cheers for priestweston info


05 Sep 02 - 06:46 AM (#777368)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: fogie

Dear Lemon, theyre at Eardisland, at the Swan, and have been for some years-2nd and 4th Weds.


05 Sep 02 - 11:08 AM (#777469)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

Well I might as well tell every one that Rees Wesson is haveing a session on 2nd Weds at Castle Caerinion as well so I don't really stand a chance of anybody coming, do I?


05 Sep 02 - 03:00 PM (#777628)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Trevor

Stop being grumpy on this lovely thread!


26 Sep 02 - 04:59 AM (#791553)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

Glen Titmus of 'Titmus Violins' is coming to the next session in Clun, so if anyone in this area needs any fiddles mending/supplies etc. He'll also be at the Boat at Jackfield on the Thursday.

Yea OK so that's an advert. He's also a brill fiddle player and singer too.

S.


26 Sep 02 - 07:12 PM (#792058)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Col K

Is Trevor saving up I'm starting to loose count. Are we having Bishops Castle again next year, if so when?


27 Sep 02 - 05:08 AM (#792246)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Trevor

Six Bells, Bishops Castle, tonight, be there or be to the power of two!


27 Sep 02 - 05:56 AM (#792267)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

Thaks Trev, I was just about to do this.

See you tonight, old Buddy!


27 Sep 02 - 02:09 PM (#792523)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Col K

The power of two ( people that is ) how surprising that you are using the 6 Bells with all that good ale you promised me.

I'll claim it sometime, meanwhile start saving Trevor. Are either you or Mrs Lemon coming to Banbury if you do I'll see you there.

All the best


29 Sep 02 - 11:06 AM (#793431)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

Col K: I can't come to Banbury I'm afraid - it's Charlotte's birthday that weekend.

The 6 Bells went well. All the diners stayed and listened so the room was packed. There was a great poet from Tenbury. I hope he comes again. Also a newcomer to the folk world, Chris' next door neighbour, she plays flute beatifully.

The next is 25th October.

Sal


29 Sep 02 - 11:08 AM (#793432)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

'beautifully' sorry!


29 Sep 02 - 12:38 PM (#793487)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Leadfingers

I know people who think Folk Music in Shropsire died with Fred Jordan!!!


29 Sep 02 - 01:13 PM (#793508)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Trevor

Ahem......


02 Oct 02 - 10:24 AM (#795455)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

Nasty cough you've got there Trev?

Priest Weston again tonight already! These 1st wednesdays come around too quickly.

Sal


02 Oct 02 - 11:21 AM (#795493)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Trevor

Don't forget Loton Park on Sunday, as mentioned here and here. I understand that there's another harmony group playing the open stage. Rapsomethingorother - whoever they are.


02 Oct 02 - 07:36 PM (#795882)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Col K

I think I've seen them,
One of them owes me some drinks but I don't hold that against the others


03 Oct 02 - 07:02 AM (#796049)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

I know who they are......and I've been led to believe they're pretty good! Rapsquabblion, I think they're called!


03 Oct 02 - 07:16 AM (#796052)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: GUEST,Noddy

If you like harmony singing you will love Taggart and Wright. And just to make it better they are very funny.


03 Oct 02 - 08:47 AM (#796095)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Mr Red

Remind me is Priest Weston a Tues night? and the Grapes Newtown is which night?


03 Oct 02 - 11:17 AM (#796184)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Trevor

Priestweston first Wednesday of the month, Grapes Tuesdays.


15 Oct 02 - 07:41 AM (#803428)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Watson

There's a session at the Grove Inn at Walcot (near the sugar beet factory)on Thursday 17 October.
It's a one-off for now, but it may be regular if it goes down well.
Singers and musicians are welcome.


15 Oct 02 - 10:03 AM (#803517)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

Is that the Walcot, near Wellington, near Telford?


15 Oct 02 - 10:06 AM (#803520)
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From: Watson

That's the very one.


15 Oct 02 - 10:12 AM (#803529)
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From: GUEST

Thank you kind Sir. I hope to be there, and I'll try to drag a few others along
Sal


15 Oct 02 - 10:32 AM (#803547)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Watson

I think we'll find some of the usual suspects there.


16 Oct 02 - 11:20 AM (#804431)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

The Cock at Brocton Nr. Worthen tonight, and every 3rd Wednesday.

Why can't it be called a Cockerel? Cock seems so awfully rude to me!

Tee hee

Sal


16 Oct 02 - 11:27 AM (#804444)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Trevor

Reminds of that old one -'How many people from Church Stretton does it take to screw in a light bulb?' 'One - but I'd rather you didn't use the word screw!'


16 Oct 02 - 07:00 PM (#804885)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Snuffy

"How far is the Red Cock Inn?"


16 Oct 02 - 07:28 PM (#804902)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Col K

Depends on where you are coming from


17 Oct 02 - 12:33 PM (#805464)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

Gentlemen...... Please!!!

*BG*


18 Oct 02 - 04:25 AM (#805903)
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From: Trevor

Enjoyed that session at The Grove last night - thanks Watson & Genevieve. Is it going to be a regular?


18 Oct 02 - 04:53 AM (#805911)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Watson

Yes, it was good, wasn't it - although I did think Rapsquillion were far too professional for the rest of us.
Talking to the John the landlord afterwards, he was very pleased with the evening's entertainment, so he'd like it to happen again. We need to decide whether Thursday is the best night for everyone, but we are heading for something regular.
Must remember not to have anything to eat before we come out next time - there will be food provided again.


18 Oct 02 - 07:41 AM (#805983)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

Watson:
I really had a good time last night. Your Spanish song took a bit of working out. Why didn't Vinny play anything?

Anyway I'm glad to hear you're going to make it a regular thing but please not a Wednesday night. A Friday would be good then we can really let our hair down(those with any left that is!!)and we can all sleep in on the Saturday.

Sal


18 Oct 02 - 07:53 AM (#805990)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Watson

Spanish? Was I singing in Spanish? ...well bugger me. Had I been drinking?
I don't know why Vin didn't play. I'm sure someone would have lent him a guitar. Perhaps he's too shy to ask.
Friday is indeed a good suggestion in a hair letting down kind of a way, but there's already more going on on Fridays than any other night of the week - mainly folk clubs as opposed to sessions, but a lot of competition for folkies nevertheless.


18 Oct 02 - 08:16 AM (#806005)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Mr Red

(near the sugar beet factory) ist? You'll be wanting the sweet sound of a bodhran then....


18 Oct 02 - 08:25 AM (#806012)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Watson

Strange thing - I thought I heard a bodhran, but it turned out to be pool balls falling when someone put a coin in th table.


18 Oct 02 - 08:43 AM (#806020)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Trevor

And the slot machine, which was next to my right ear, was humming in the same key as your Spanish song. Are machines taking over the world?


18 Oct 02 - 08:57 AM (#806032)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Watson

Trevor, I've heard Robin Williamson take his pitch from a generator at a festival, so I thought I'd try it with a slot machine.


18 Oct 02 - 02:32 PM (#806266)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

I find my vacuum cleaner is Bflat, which is a great starting note for me with a few songs. I practice most of my songs when I vacuum. ......and yes Trev I do sometimes, cos I've got a blonde dog and a dark red carpet!

Thursdays are good, we don't go to anything (except Much Dewchurch in Herefordshire)on a Thursday.

Sal


21 Oct 02 - 09:54 AM (#807747)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

May I remind those that live near and in Shropshire, that this Friday 25th October is 6 Bells night. It's every 4th Friday of the month and it's here again! Chris is away in Italy so I s'pose I'm in the 'chair'.

Sal


21 Oct 02 - 09:55 AM (#807750)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

I forgot to say 6 Bells is in Bishop's Castle. Silly me!


21 Oct 02 - 06:30 PM (#808131)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Col K

Is that the 6 Bells that brews its own beer and was one of the host pubs for the Bishops Castle Folk Weekend earlier this year.
Can we have another one?


22 Oct 02 - 12:52 PM (#808616)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

Yes Sir Col K but we have a bit of a difference of oppinion about the dates at the moment. I would like it to be the week before Alcester but others in Bishop's Castle would like THE weekend of Alcester. Personally I don't think this is a very good idea. What do you think?Would we lose a lot of people to Alcester? Answers please.

Sal


22 Oct 02 - 03:01 PM (#808730)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Snuffy

You'd lose me for one (4 miles from Alcester)


22 Oct 02 - 03:25 PM (#808748)
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From: alanww

And you'd lose me too, I guess, Sally. (Unless Navy Cut or Bold Heroes were booked to perform I suppose? But even then my heart would be at Alcester.)
What possible reason could there be deliberately to clash the fledgeling Bishop's Castle FF with an established FF which is only 40 miles away and which is more accessible to most of the rest of the country?
Got to go now, as there is a music/song session at the Holly Bush in Alcester - which I count as my local!

All the best.
Twas on one April morning ...
Alan


22 Oct 02 - 03:39 PM (#808761)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Col K

Yes you would lose many people to Alcester, it is established, good, easily accessible and relatively nearby. Don't do it, go for 1st weekend in June nothing nearby to clash with and near to this years date, i.e. swopped with Chippenham with them back to May bank holiday as usual.
Hope these comments help in your deliberations.


23 Oct 02 - 06:37 AM (#809112)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Watson

Singers' night at the Woodbridge tonight.


23 Oct 02 - 08:09 AM (#809147)
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From: Folkie

Missed Bishop's Castle unfortunately this year as we were away in France but I'd very much like to come next year so please don't clash with Alcester.


23 Oct 02 - 09:53 AM (#809212)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

Thanks for your comments guys, please keep it up we need honest opinions all round so that the committee can make an informed decision.

Sal


23 Oct 02 - 10:08 AM (#809224)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: alanww

So what's on which clashes with the first weekend in June, Sally?

"When I was a young man my father did say ..."
Alan


23 Oct 02 - 05:26 PM (#809569)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: RWJ

Alcester is allready dowm in my diary


25 Oct 02 - 11:15 AM (#811100)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

Refresh


25 Oct 02 - 12:22 PM (#811159)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

6 Bells tonight in Bishop's Castle tonight. 9.00 ish.

Sal


11 Nov 02 - 08:17 AM (#823243)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

Just moved this over from the Bishop's Castle folk weekend thread for HARVEY ANDREWS:

'I know it's not Bishop's castle, but it is Ludlow. My favourite day out is the two places and a good trawl round the bookshops! Anyway, point of this is to say I'm doing my first solo concert at Ludlow assembly rooms on Friday February 28th, 8pm. box office 01584 878141. It would be great to see some of you there so I could put faces to names!'


13 Nov 02 - 08:04 AM (#825041)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

Someone E-mailed this to me:

When: This Friday 15th Nov

Where: Bicton Village Hall, Bicton Nr Shrewsbury

Who: A new band possibly called Rogues March or even Brogues March
[anyone know if Rogues March has been used?]
Anyway it's a sort of 'small blacked up' for the smaller but perfectly
formed gig.

Alistair Gillies: Sax Etc
Baz Parkes: Melodeon, Harmonica, Calling
Bill Caddick: Electro-Acoustic Guitar
Phil Speight: Bass Guitar

How Much: 5.00 plus conc rates

8.00 till late   - Bar


13 Nov 02 - 08:06 AM (#825043)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

And another:

REMIND
When: Next Friday 22nd Nov

Where: William Brookes School
Much Wenlock Shropshire

Who: All Blacked Up

How Much: 5.00
2.50 conc
12.50 Family ticket [2adults + 3kids]

8 till 12 - Late Bar
-------------------------------------------------------------


14 Nov 02 - 12:11 PM (#825939)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

refresh


18 Nov 02 - 09:29 AM (#828906)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Watson

Last month there was a "one off" session at the Grove Inn Walcot, near the sugar beet factory in Telford.
It was a hugely enjoyable night and the landlord would like another one.
So, on Thursday November 21, we'll all gather round once more. All singers and musicians will be welcome. Our hosts John and Lesley will once more provide food.
This map will help you find it.


19 Nov 02 - 04:01 PM (#830139)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

Just a little reminder that the 6 Bells sesh, Bishop's Castle, is this Friday 22nd Nov!

Sal


19 Nov 02 - 04:03 PM (#830141)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

Also ( and I shouldn't say this really if we want the 'bums on seats') E2K are playing at Castle Caerinion Community Hall this Friday night too. Tickets £5.00

Sal


21 Nov 02 - 02:09 PM (#831832)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

refresh


21 Nov 02 - 02:46 PM (#831849)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Schantieman

Wish I could be there Sal. Bit of a long way - I've got a dodgy car now!

Steve


26 Nov 02 - 06:45 AM (#835213)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

Loads of wazzling going on in Bishop's Castle this Christmas, practices in 3 Tuns top room every Monday til the Boozy night. it's great fun.

Sal


26 Nov 02 - 06:56 AM (#835230)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Watson

Advance notice - the next session at the Grove Inn at Walcot will be Thursday December 19 - with mince pies.


05 Dec 02 - 07:10 AM (#841226)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

Watson: Can you do the blue clicky thing for this again, I tried but I'm not very bright (yellow!)

Anyway, Joe le Taxi, brill zydaco band are playing at the Buffalo in Clun this Saturday night(7th). It'll be a good gig.

Sal


05 Dec 02 - 07:29 AM (#841236)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Watson

A link you say?
Joe Le Taxi, where the Buffalo date is mentioned.
Is that OK?


13 Dec 02 - 08:50 AM (#846586)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

That was good Watson, but I actually meant that this thread is getting too long and should be shuvved on again!

Trev: Are we going to mention Hope?


13 Dec 02 - 09:14 AM (#846603)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Watson

Oh, I see what you mean - I didn't think anyone had been doing that since the upgrade when the threads were automatically split.


13 Dec 02 - 09:24 AM (#846611)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Roger the Skiffler

I usually look at Mike Raven's online folk mag HERE
but he hasn't updated it since August after his dog died. Does anyone know if he's got over it yet? When I bought some Black Country 3/Halliard CDs from him a couple of years ago he was kind enough to send me some free books & tapes.
RtS
("Push boys, push")


13 Dec 02 - 09:32 AM (#846617)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Watson

Mike was well when last spotted. He was very low when Bruno died, but the arrival of a new dog has helped.
But he doesn't seem to have done much to Freefolk recently.


18 Dec 02 - 12:38 PM (#849688)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Trevor

'A BIT OF A DO'. Post-Xmas ceilidh at Hope Village Hall, Saturday 28th December, and its FREE!!!! Just bring some scoff to share and a raffle prize. P-mail me or Mrs L for more details, like 'Hope, wear the fox hat!'


18 Dec 02 - 12:39 PM (#849689)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Trevor

Oh yeah, and Rapsquillion are performing (well, as close as they get to performing!) at The Buffalo, Clun, on Monday night.


18 Dec 02 - 03:34 PM (#849779)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Watson

Just to repeat - session / singaround at the Grove, Wellington Road, Walcot.
There will be carols, but they are not mandatory - come along and sing or play what you want to, or just listen.


24 Dec 02 - 07:49 AM (#853063)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

Hope Village Hall, 28th December. Freebee. don't forget now! PM me for details.

Merry Christmas

Sal


07 Jan 03 - 03:22 PM (#860893)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

Just thought I'd tell everyone that's intending to crowd into the Buffalo in Clun on Wednesday night, sorry folks, much as I have enjoyed your company (all of you?) I've knocked it on the head and put it out of its misery.

Thank you and goodnight!

Sal


08 Jan 03 - 07:26 AM (#861474)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Watson

Sorry to hear that - I didn't get there very often but it was an enjoyable night.


08 Jan 03 - 07:36 AM (#861485)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

Thanks for that, Watson. that actually was the only night we had that was good, and it was in the White Horse because the Buffalo was being refurbished! Non of those who where there have been again. I can't explain that.

And so the party is over for Clun!!

Sal


08 Jan 03 - 12:40 PM (#861656)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Watson

I have no idea why that particular night was so well attended - perhaps we were all trying to work out who Salty Dog was!
I have actually been to the Buffalo as well though. I'm very quiet, as you know, so you probably didn't notice me.
I remember Nonny was there, and I bet she hasn't been since either.


08 Jan 03 - 02:02 PM (#861755)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Mr Red

Er, a week before you told me it was current.


23 Jan 03 - 12:31 PM (#872967)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

The 6 Bells is still going. This Friday 24th Jan all should be in order....until last orders that is!

Sorry about the Buff, Mr. Red, but I'd had enough and no one wanted to carry on with it.

Sal


24 Jan 03 - 08:26 AM (#873694)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Mr Happy

anybody know when the next priestweston w/e event is on?
i went to the one last easter w/e- indescribable! staggering! i want more!


27 Jan 03 - 05:24 PM (#876065)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: GUEST,Nick the Fiddle

Priestweston weekend at easter is allways Easter Weekend, ie. 18th to 20th of April this year if my Calender is correct. It's a good thing its that simple being a rather unorganised event.
There is a september weekend, which tends to be a little quieter/different , last year nobody got round to sorting out a date till about a week before with obvious consequences, ended up as an cosy little evening session.
   Hope we see you and many others at easter this year.
                All the best Nick


27 Jan 03 - 05:52 PM (#876095)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Mr Red

Thanks for the clue I'll put it on my website - now with added ceilidh dates.
cresby.com


10 Feb 03 - 05:15 AM (#886622)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

Bishop's Castle Folk Weekend 13-15th June. Sorry haven't persuaded my daughter to update the web site yet, but soon...honest! Contact number is the same and the address. If you want to pay £10.00 for camping get it to me before 1st May or else it'll be £12.00 Extortionate, eh? And if you want a spot in the sessions or perform in the folk club on the Saturday afternoon, please get in touch soon.

Sal


10 Feb 03 - 05:27 AM (#886627)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

The Woodbridge Folk Club is at the Woodbrdige Inn, Coalport.



Run by Colin Hough & Linda Pickering with help from friends,

it started on January 9th 2001 and is still going strong



Programme:

February 12th - Rapsquillion

February 26th - Singers Night

http://www.woodbridgefolk.fsnet.co.uk/


March 8th - Anne Lennox-Martin

March 26th - ROAM


10 Feb 03 - 05:36 AM (#886629)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Trevor

Big news - we've got Waterson:Carthy coming to Hope Village Hall on Saturday 17th May. We're expecting it to be a sell-out (only a tenner) so p-mail me quick if you're interested. Got a bit of accommodation (as per Squilverfest)if needed - FCFS.


13 Feb 03 - 01:02 PM (#889591)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

For anyone that wnats to know:

http://www.bcfolkweekend.co.uk

Sal


13 Feb 03 - 07:07 PM (#889884)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Neese

Apart from the Charlton [is that still going?], any other sessions/clubs near Ludlow??


14 Feb 03 - 05:10 AM (#890135)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: harvey andrews

Friday 28th Feb I will be in concert at the Ludlow Assembly rooms. it would be nice to see Salop Mudcatters. If you do come, say hello so I can put a face to a name!


14 Feb 03 - 05:43 AM (#890151)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Watson

Neese, there's a session at the Sun Inn at Corfton near Ludlow on the 2nd Friday of the month.


27 Feb 03 - 12:04 PM (#899742)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: eloise

All you Shropshire dwellers - the Legendary Les Barker will be at Ludlow Assembly Rooms as part of a Variety Concert in aid of Comic Relief ... Sunday March 9th at 7.30pm.
More information:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/shropshire


27 Feb 03 - 02:23 PM (#899854)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: harvey andrews

And maybe he'll do his legendary "Harvey Andrews Chorus" about the legendary Harvey Andrews who is appearing at the now legendary Ludlow Assembly rooms in the legendary town of Ludlow in the legendary county of Salop tomorrow night! (LOL)


28 Mar 03 - 11:04 AM (#920576)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

Yet again it's 6 Bells in Bishop's Castle tonight. I hear there won't be many there tho' 'cos there's something on else where. Anyone know what it is?


03 Apr 03 - 06:16 AM (#925130)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

There'll be a new open stage starting in Kington at the Burton Hotel (Herefordshire, near enough for folk! Eh Trev?) on the last Sunday of the month. Martin Blake is there for the opening night at the end of this month. It'd be great to see som Herefordian 'Cats there...are there any?

Sal


03 Apr 03 - 06:24 AM (#925140)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: GUEST,Mr Red

I will add to cresby.com
Any other news? (SMS not working just now, e-mail is)


23 May 03 - 04:11 AM (#958078)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Trevor

6 Bells, Bishops Castle, tonight. I don't think there's anything else on this month.........


23 May 03 - 07:39 PM (#958475)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Tattie Bogle

Shame: we're coming down for a wedding on Sunday, but might need something to do Saturday night!


24 Jun 03 - 06:23 AM (#971448)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Trevor

Six Bells, Bishop's Castle, this Friday. Last one before the summer break, maybe the last one ever. Make the most of it folks!


24 Jun 03 - 07:46 AM (#971474)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Watson

Last one ever?
Why's that Trevor?


24 Jun 03 - 12:54 PM (#971648)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: GUEST,Fogie

This Friday night Cider festival Leintwardine pm Bandamania + alcohol
This Saturday Twinning Ceidhle Presteigne pm
This Sunday night Kington open stage Burton? hotel 8pm
Hope theyr'e not too far out fer y'all


26 Jun 03 - 09:03 AM (#972648)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

Yes The Burton Hotel, Kington Open Mike on Sunday night. Emma Heath's band 'Mogforest' (including my daughter Lucie) are appearing as well as Sally and The Shot Dogs! I shall be rushing home from Upton on Severn jazz festival to be there.

Sal


26 Jun 03 - 09:04 AM (#972649)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

What's going on with the Six Bells Trev?


26 Jun 03 - 12:00 PM (#972770)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

The Six Bells will be heavily involved with the 3rd Bishop's Castle folk weekend (11th - 13th June 2004) so it won't be the last one 'ever'.

Sal


14 Jul 03 - 05:45 PM (#983279)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Trevor

Sorry about the tardy reply.

There seem to be differences with Keith, who has the franchise for scoff at The Bells. He needs to be serving his diners when we want to be doing our stuff. It came to a bit of a head in May when, contrary to the agreement that Chris thought he had (Keith wouldn't take diners after 8.30), a big party started their meal at a quarter to nine. Personally, I don't see the problem - we worked hard, they joined in and a good time was had by (nearly) all. Anyway, Chris has had enough, Neville, the landlord, doesn't want to get involved, so it's all a bit up in the air.

I think we'll be turning up at the end of September to see what happens.

I was thinking about the 'hijacked session' thread. There have been a few issues lately that make me wonder why co-existence causes so many people problems. What a waste of energy it is, getting on a high horses.

I can't be arsed to be as charming, witty and persuasive as Sal!


15 Jul 03 - 06:05 AM (#983620)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

The once a month session at the 6 Bells isn't what it used to be, as with quite a few around here.    A week night or Sunday night, when Keith isn't cooking, might be a solution. The Friday night used to be popular because most people didn't have to go to work the next day. I don't know why it isn't anymore. I'll run it during the week if no one else wants to do it. Which night, when? Any ideas?

Sal


15 Jul 03 - 01:58 PM (#983886)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Trevor

I think that the general consensus is that there are enough people who are happy to 'run' it (whatever that means) from amongst the regulars, hence what I said about turning up in September.

Most of the regulars want to continue to have a session (although it sounds like you have a different definition of that word to me!) on a Friday, preferably at The Bells. We just need to either sort things out with Keith or keep going despite the difficulties - Nev won't mind either way.

We may also have a couple of new venues close by - more later.


16 Jul 03 - 06:10 AM (#984304)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Watson

I find it strange that some pubs seem to look on sessions as a hindrance while others look on them as an asset.
The landlord of the Grove at Walcot asked us to start a session there. We are always made very welcome - they even feed us - there's usually more food than we can eat.
The session is well attended and regulars at the pub look forward to it. People who would never otherwise listen to folk music have a great time.
In light of discussion in other threads, I should make it clear it's a mixed session, tunes and songs fairly evenly balanced.
...and by the way - it's tomorrow night!


16 Jul 03 - 02:26 PM (#984591)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

I only volunteered because HE was showing signs of not wanting to 'run it' anymore. He never wanted to 'run it' very much in the first place.

'Running it' means making phone calls to chivvy people into coming. *Being diplomatic with the land lord and the chef. Being the person that the landlord can talk to incase of any problems etc. Printing posters and contacting the local newspapers, libraries and music magazines to advertise the 'session'. Some one has to take on that responsibility and sometimes financial outlay.

*So, Trevor, maybe you are the one to sort out things with Keith?


17 Jul 03 - 06:55 AM (#985037)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Trevor

Well, surprise surprise, I don't agree with you - although it depends on your definition of a session to an extent.

I think that one of three things will happen - it will stop; it will be 'run' collectively with whoever happens to be in the chair on the night playing the 'MC' (for want of a better term) - as already happens pretty successfully at at least one local venue; the venue and whole nature of the thing will change to become more structured, and somebody is already talking about trying that out.

Personally, I favour the second option and I hope that's the way it goes. I have neither the time or inclination to take it on, particularly in the way you interpret it, although I don't mind doing my bit, as you know.

Gotta go - more in PM if you like.


21 Jul 03 - 12:23 PM (#987517)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Trevor

John Spiers and Jon Bowden are the next guests at Hope Village Hall. September 6th is the date AND you also get to see up and coming accordionist and singer Harriett Bartlett, who is supporting (and as anybody who has seen and heard her will tell you Harriett is one talented young lady!).

Ale and wine bar, a great atmosphere in deepest and most beautiful South Shropshire and it's only going to set you back £8.00!

P-mail me for more details.


21 Aug 03 - 02:37 PM (#1006020)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

The weekend of 29th - 31st apart from Bill Caddick's festival in Jackfield (near Ironbridge)there is an informal folk/world music get together at the 3 Horseshoes in Wheathill. I am realiably informed that it's the backside of the Clee Hill. Ludlow to Bridgnorth road. Camping is available and is free. For details phone the pub.


10 Sep 03 - 06:40 AM (#1016156)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

Yes there is something else going on in Shropshire. The Buffalo session in Clun, 2nd Weds of the month. It's going strong I've been told, although I haven't been for months. (That's tonight, btw.

Sal


10 Sep 03 - 08:20 AM (#1016199)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: GUEST,Georgina Boyes

There are all sorts of things going on in Shropshire -

11 Nov - Bishop's Castle Community College, Shropshire
Coope, Boyes and Simpson - Armistice Day performance of 'In Flanders Fields'
Eye-witness accounts, contemporary poetry and songs specially commissioned for the town of Passchendaele's Peace Concerts bring home the humour and courage of those who took part in the War to end all Wars.

16 Dec – Walcott Hall, Lydbury North, Bishops Castle
Coope Boyes & Simpson, Fi Fraser, Jo Freya, Georgina Boyes
'Fire and Sleet and Candlelight...'
Words and music from a traditional Christmas

With bands of Carollers and Wassail songs, tales of Poachers and Ghosts - and hospitable customs like Mumping and Clementing, the Winter season was a time of fireside celebration and travellers' voices at the door. A combination of traditional stories, customs and carols from the English countryside provides an ususual view of local life at Christmas past and present.

Georgina


10 Sep 03 - 11:22 AM (#1016313)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Watson

Walcot Hall will be a beautiful setting for that.
Do you have any contact numbers for booking, Georgina?


10 Sep 03 - 12:44 PM (#1016351)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: GUEST,Georgina Boyes

Yes, it's 01588 638871 . We haven't seen the Hall yet, but from the description, it sounds lovely and with just the right atmosphere.
Georgina


11 Sep 03 - 04:59 AM (#1016770)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

Well Watson, what did you think of last night then? I thought it was brilliant. Dangerous Dave and Dick Cadbury were music to my ears and Nonny's rendition of Summertime always makes me weak at the knees. She does the best version I have ever heard. Hot, sweaty and laid back! How on earth do remember all of the words to that long song you did?

Those that didn't go last night, really missed out.

Sal


11 Sep 03 - 05:34 AM (#1016784)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Watson

It was one of those nights that made me think no two sessions are alike, which is one of the reasons we like going so much.
Dave is always good fun - such a varied repertoire - Geordie to Copperhead Road!
Dik Cameron is very professional - I probably wouldn't particularly choose to go to a gig, but there's no question that he added a lot to last night's session.
It was a good night but it was a bit lacking in leadership, there were too many periods of silence between songs where everybody was being much too polite to start without being asked.
That long song? Sir Hubert Vayne? I've known it for years but someone reminded me of it recently. I could say that if I can remember the story I can remember the words, or I could say that if I pick a song nobody can remember nobody knows if I cock it up!


30 Sep 03 - 05:30 AM (#1026623)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Trevor

Bob Pegg is bringing his 'Last Wolf' storytelling and songs to Hope Village Hall on 29th November. P-mail me for more info about the gig, and have a look atthis for some stuff about the man himself.


01 Oct 03 - 06:18 AM (#1027064)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

Good luck to all in Hope.

Sal


01 Oct 03 - 06:56 PM (#1027586)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Fliss

I have friends who live beyond Hope!

Session in Charlton Arms every 3rd Friday. Run by Jon Heyward. Good mix of music and song.

Boat Inn every thurs eve. Best Irish music session anwhere.
fliss


07 Oct 03 - 07:24 AM (#1031147)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

I posted this earlier...'The once a month session at the 6 Bells isn't what it used to be, as with quite a few around here.    A week night or Sunday night, when Keith isn't cooking, might be a solution. The Friday night used to be popular because most people didn't have to go to work the next day. I don't know why it isn't anymore. I'll run it during the week if no one else wants to do it. Which night, when? Any ideas?'

And this is an E mail I have received...
Sunday Folk Night at The Six Bells, Bishop's Castle

Hi Folks!

As you may have heard, Chris Vowles has decided not to continue running
the Friday Folk Night at The Six Bells.

Most of you will know the problems caused on Friday nights by the number
of diners in the room and the less than sympathetic attitude of the C..
C.. C.. Caterer running the kitchen franchise.

Nev the landlord is sympathetic and wants the Folk Night to continue but
he will not intervene to sort out the Friday night problem.

So a small number of us have agreed to restart the Folk Night but we
have decided to move it from the last Friday to the SECOND SUNDAY in the
month.

We realise that Sunday nights are not ideal for everybody but it does
have the major benefit of being FOOD FREE (with the exception of crisps,
and Pringles etc) as the C.. C.. C.. Caterer does not open the kitchen
on Sunday nights.

The first date for the new Sunday night will be this coming Sunday i.e.
the 12th at approx eight o clock - please make a note in your diary.

Please come along and support your local pub or, if it's not your local,
please come along and support MY local pub.

For Info call : Ian - 01588 638375   or JP - 01588 630015

So there you are then!

Sal


07 Oct 03 - 05:30 PM (#1031386)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Fliss

Hi
Forgot to mention Charlton Arms is in Ludlow.

New Acoustic session at the Forresters Arms in Broseley on a Tuesday evening. It started tonight. COuldnt go as have bad cold n cough. Phone pub for details.... thought you might be interested Mrs Lemon!

Jackfield Comhaltas Branch AGM this sat 11th oct at 7.30. At Forresters Arms Broseley. Bring and share supper and session afterwards to which everyone welcome.

slan leat
Fliss


10 Oct 03 - 07:38 AM (#1033011)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

6 Bells, Bishop's Castle this Sunday...Don't forget.

Sal


10 Oct 03 - 09:35 AM (#1033086)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Watson

Sorry - got something else on that night.


10 Oct 03 - 09:47 AM (#1033093)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Trevor

Me too - have to stay in and listen to the radio on a Sunday!

By the way, just in case anybody was going to the Belshazzars Feast gig at Lydbury North tonight, don't bother 'cos it's off.

There is, however, a concert by the Helen Chadwick Group, 'A Song in my Foot' at Wem Village Hall tonight. 'Songs, stories and heady rhythms inspired by south America'

More details here along with lots of other stuff happening in the county.


10 Oct 03 - 03:42 PM (#1033325)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Mr Red

It is on the Website Sal. AND I see what you mean.........


12 Oct 03 - 02:07 PM (#1034164)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

I'm told that The 6 Bells is intended to become a free for all music sesh rather than a singaround, so that people can drink, play and talk, rather that being 'hushed' so that a singer can be heard. What a pity, never mind, we'll have to start a singaround in the 3 Tuns on another night for we folks who like to sing.

Sal


13 Oct 03 - 12:20 PM (#1034696)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: fogie

Can't we start a new thread for this- perhaps every other month? Who knows how to do it?


14 Oct 03 - 06:56 AM (#1035248)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Trevor

Done it fogie, and here it is.


07 Sep 04 - 08:32 AM (#1265869)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Folkie

Vital Spark will be singing in Bishops Castle at the Church of St John the Baptist on Sunday 19th September at 3 pm. It's opposite the 6 Bells pub


08 Sep 04 - 03:53 PM (#1267031)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

I wish I could be there but I'll be in Abergavenny at a Food and drink festival! Hope it goes well.

Sal


10 Sep 04 - 08:05 AM (#1268487)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Folkie

I wish you could be there as well Sal but enjoy yourself in Abergavenny.

Sue


13 Sep 04 - 03:51 AM (#1270831)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Trevor

Do we need tickets?


13 Sep 04 - 08:15 AM (#1270997)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Folkie

Just come along to the church, Trevor. Tickets are £3.50. Accompanied under 16s free of charge. Looking forward to seeing you again.


21 Sep 04 - 12:00 PM (#1277404)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

Transferred from the other Shropshire page... Have you heard the Coalbrookdale session moving to Black Swan at Coalford 3rd Sunday of month ie this sunday. The nice, the venerable Mr Bill Caddick also has a sing session at the Black Swan the 1st Sunday of the month.

sal


21 Sep 04 - 01:50 PM (#1277500)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Chris Green

New session starting in Bridgnorth - have a look at this thread


02 Nov 05 - 07:00 AM (#1595629)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

I'm hoping to start a proper folk club here in BC, Shropshire. Few floor singers and local artists (if we can collect enough money!)We have a lot of really good performers in this neck of the woods and we don't have a platform for them.

Don't know what night of the month yet,or where, but am open to ideas.

Sal


19 Jul 07 - 11:57 AM (#2106867)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: dame leon

sheep music in presteigne, powys this wkend. it has a web site.


16 Mar 08 - 07:58 PM (#2290141)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

Worth linking I think


Sal


16 Mar 08 - 08:00 PM (#2290145)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

and another

sal


16 Mar 08 - 08:16 PM (#2290159)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: GUEST

Harvey Andrews in concert

29 March - Hope Village Hall
Located approx 10 miles south of Shrewsbury on the A488 off the A5
Tickets from 01743 891 412 or email yj.hart@virgin.net


20 Jun 08 - 12:01 PM (#2370803)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: the lemonade lady

I went to a really nice little session in Minsterley last night at the Crow(n) and Scepter. Nice pub, great crisps and lovely company.
Definately worth a visit.

x Sal


02 Jul 08 - 04:52 AM (#2378897)
Subject: RE: Anything else going on in Shropshire?
From: Trevor

Sal, do you know when the next session is on at Minsterley?