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Middlewich 2005

17 Jan 05 - 02:57 AM (#1380325)
Subject: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Lumpi

Hey!

It's about this time of year when we start to hear the possible lineup for the Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival. Not seen anything yet. I know there are a few of the organisers who frequent Mudcat. Can anyone give any info?

I see from the web site the dates are 17th, 18th & 19th June.

Lumpi.


17 Jan 05 - 07:35 AM (#1380454)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Josher

Hi Lumpi
Watch this space in the next few days and all will be revealed!

Yet again 2005 looks like being a very good year not only for headline acts but an expanding fringe. Also a lot more canal related activities and music this year.
So get your bookings in early
Don't forget if you want to come by boat you can do, the more the merrier.

Josher


17 Jan 05 - 09:37 AM (#1380545)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Lumpi

Alright Josher!

Any thruth in the Eddi Reader rumour?

Lumps


17 Jan 05 - 03:16 PM (#1380797)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Josher

Hi Lumpi

Yes! Eddi Reader is confirmed for Saturday in the Marquee.
more info to follow

Josher


18 Jan 05 - 03:57 PM (#1381611)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: greg stephens

And for those who prefer the Boat Band to Eddie Reader, I hear a rumour that King's Lock may be the Saturday evening venue of choice.


20 Jan 05 - 07:25 AM (#1383054)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Josher

hi all

here's just some of the srtists already confirmed for Middlewich 2005

Eddie Reader and her Band
Martin Carthy
Eliza Carthy and the Ratcatchers
Bellowhead
The Old Rope string Band
Boo Hewerdine
Mostly Autumn
Uiscedawr (hope that's spelt right?)
Queensberry Rules
Anthony John Clarke
Jez Lowe and the Bad Pennies
Bob Fox and Benny Graham
Kerfuffle
and many more still to come


20 Jan 05 - 10:51 AM (#1383216)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Lumpi

Looks good, great in fact. Are the Family Mahone making their traditional Friday night appearance in the Legion? Always a cracking night that.


20 Jan 05 - 11:44 AM (#1383252)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: The Unicorn Man

Does sound good, but where is Middlewich? And will there be singarounds and sessions?


20 Jan 05 - 02:33 PM (#1383460)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: greg stephens

Where is Middlewich, indeed! It is half way between Sandbach and Northwich.


21 Jan 05 - 05:52 AM (#1384089)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Andy Mac

From what Josher says this year looks as good as last. I came to Middlewich for the first time last year and have to say it is one of the best festivals on the circuit. I'll definately be back.

For those not in the know (Martin from Barton!), Middlewich is a delightful small town in Cheshire about 25 miles south of Manchester and the same distance north of Stoke-on-Trent. It's a doddle to find Jcn 18 of the M6 and turn left.

There are numerous sessions and singarounds both those organised by the festival and those that seem to spring up everywhere on an ad hoc basis.

Where is Barton by the way? Never heard of it!

Andy, Gloucester.


21 Jan 05 - 07:22 AM (#1384135)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Josher

Hi Lumpi

What would Middlewich be without the traditional friday night with the Middlewich Paddies and the Family Mahone?
So as usual the British legion will be packed to the rafters on Friday night.

Josher


21 Jan 05 - 08:16 AM (#1384167)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: The Unicorn Man

Thanks very much chaps. Is there camping? There are many Bartons. The one I speak of is Barton Le Clay in Beds. Sandwiched between two delightful Towns, one goes by the name of Luton and the other Bedford. Have you heard of either?


21 Jan 05 - 11:10 AM (#1384340)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Josher

Hi Martin
Yes there's camping and a shuttle bus runs from the campsite to the main events field, this being a central point for the whole town, which is just taken over by the festival. Alternativley if you have a boat you can get to us by canal and moor up in the town for the weekend and really be part of the festival.
Luton?? Bedford?? are they down south

Josher


23 Jan 05 - 02:56 PM (#1386268)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Dave Roberts

The Salt Town Poets are going to be there. Sorry.


23 Jan 05 - 03:13 PM (#1386282)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: The Unicorn Man

Cheers Josher. Yes Luton is 10mins drive from The M25. So I call it South. Not everyone would.


24 Jan 05 - 02:46 PM (#1387311)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Josher

Of course the world famous Salt Town Poets will be there. How could one forget .
Mea Culpa
Josher


25 Jan 05 - 03:23 AM (#1387891)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Josher

Sorry forgot to mention Tickled pink are doing the Ceilidh
Josher


25 Jan 05 - 04:51 AM (#1387931)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Paul Burke

Andy mac said: "For those not in the know (Martin from Barton!), Middlewich is a delightful small town in Cheshire about 25 miles south of Manchester and the same distance north of Stoke-on-Trent. It's a doddle to find Jcn 18 of the M6 and turn left."

But by far the best way to get there is straight up the Trent and Mersey, through Harecastle, and down Heartbreak Hill.


25 Jan 05 - 09:41 AM (#1388012)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST

We're aiming to get there by that method Paul, quite looking forward to Heartbreak Hill, we haven't done it for a few years. Quite a doddle really after the likes of Hatton!

We've never made Middlewich Festival, so are really looking forward to getting to a festival by water. The last one we nearly almost made by boat was Wheaton Aston, which we didn't realise existed, & we arrived on Sunday night as everyone was going home!


25 Jan 05 - 10:54 AM (#1388046)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: AggieD

Sorry folks that last one was from me & I appeared to be cookieless, having arrived by the alternative access

I forgat to say that I know where Barton Le Clay is Martin, as I live just down the road

Angela


25 Jan 05 - 11:27 AM (#1388079)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST

Do i need to book a mooring if I'm coming by boat?


25 Jan 05 - 11:38 AM (#1388092)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Josher

Hi Guest
No you don't need to book. Just turn up, moor up and join in.Did I mention the Daystar Theatre and doing some shows on The Salinae Field. Just next to the Town Wharf, where there will also be canal related demos plus music and crafts , oh and stalls and lots lots more.
josher


25 Jan 05 - 01:41 PM (#1388244)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Mickey O'Parsons

Hello. I believe that this is the Salt Town Poets' tenth anniversary year. Doesn't time fly? It seems like only yesterday that it was Monday.

Sorry, I haven't been well.


25 Jan 05 - 01:45 PM (#1388250)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,David O'Roberts

Martin From Barton:

There is, of course, nowt wrong with Bedford (or Luton for that matter).

When I was a young youth I had many happy holidays down south (based in Welwyn Garden City, actually) and well remember spending hours watching the gliders on Dunstable Downs.

Of course, in those days, all this was fields....


25 Jan 05 - 03:43 PM (#1388351)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Joey

Hi Josher,
What day are the Day Star Theatre on? They are absolutely fantastic - oh and are you having the horseboat demonstration again this year?


25 Jan 05 - 03:46 PM (#1388356)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,guest

What does a horseboat demonstration involve?


25 Jan 05 - 03:52 PM (#1388367)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,coltish ankle

How much is the camping - and how far away from everything is the campsite? Do you have to book for the camping in advance, are there shower facilities etc?


25 Jan 05 - 05:40 PM (#1388479)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: The Unicorn Man

Hi Anggie G. Where do you live? And cheers Dave as much as I know the gliders are still gliding to this day. Unless they have been stopped by the council incase they affend or harm any wild bunnies that are out there.


26 Jan 05 - 09:34 AM (#1388907)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,coltish ankle

How do you get tickets for this festival and how much are they?


26 Jan 05 - 03:16 PM (#1389325)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Josher

Hi all
camping = 5 / night the site has showers and toilets and we will be running a shuttle bus at a small charge to take people to the festival venues. Yes you do need to book in advance.
Daystar are doing 4 performances two on Saturday and two on Sunday
yes the Horse boating demo will be back, definitly on Sunday and hopefully on Saturday as well.
Horseboating dem o for those who want to know involves tacking up the horse in preparation for pulling an unpowered narrowboat in this case its usually the tar boat Gifford, which is usually based at the Boat Museum. On the Monday after the festival the horse will be pulling Gifford along the Middlewich branch of the Shropshire Union canal to Nantwich.

Sorry its a long winded reply but for some reason i can't get on the Mucat site during the day

Josher


26 Jan 05 - 03:41 PM (#1389354)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Vixen

Where can I get particulars for people who would be arriving by the Trent and Mersey canal? Is there a festival website?

V


27 Jan 05 - 03:37 AM (#1390037)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Josher

Hi Vixen
The web site is being upgraded as we speak but if you visit it you can still get all the info you require.

www.middlewich.org

Josher


27 Jan 05 - 03:43 AM (#1390040)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Josher

Sorry
URL should have been, still can't do blue clicky's

www.middlewichfestival.org

Josher


27 Jan 05 - 03:59 AM (#1390051)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST

What about those wild women Taggart and Wright? Are they appearing again?


27 Jan 05 - 07:08 AM (#1390100)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST

Hi
not sure because I' still waiting for confirmation of the fringe although i wouldn't be suprised cos theyre really good

josher


27 Jan 05 - 07:12 AM (#1390102)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Josher

That was me
I've come in through the back door because it's impossible to get on the site in the conventional way at Lunchtime (UK). i really don't get what's happening, me and a lot of other Catters judging by the threads. When you do get on it's very slow and I'm on 1MB Broadband
Josher


28 Jan 05 - 07:52 AM (#1391123)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Josher

Refresh


28 Jan 05 - 09:46 AM (#1391227)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST

*r*


31 Jan 05 - 07:44 AM (#1394125)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST


31 Jan 05 - 07:45 AM (#1394127)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST

Just a blatant refresh thats all.


31 Jan 05 - 09:15 AM (#1394197)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Vixen

OK, it's official insofar as we've got our airline tickets (we still need to get our passports!) My dad's cousin Bill and his wife are bringing Reynaud and me to Middlewich!

We're looking forward to meeting some English mudcats, and catching up with those we've already met on this side of the pond!

V


31 Jan 05 - 10:30 AM (#1394287)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Josher

Hi Vixen

looking forward to seeing you, don't forget not only will there be music etc but also lots of canal related activities including a demonstration of loaded narrowboats (carrying salt) working up the locks on Saturday and down the locks Sunday.

look on the Website soon to be updated about where to moor etc.

Josher


31 Jan 05 - 11:32 AM (#1394342)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Lumpi

Blimey. Turn me back for a few days and look what happens to me thread. Great! Sounds the Festival is going to be a cracker with all this interest already.


31 Jan 05 - 02:12 PM (#1394536)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Josher

Hi Lumpi
not only sounds good but by golly it does you good
hope to see you at the Festival
OH bye the way Toreth have also confirmed
Cheers
Josher


01 Feb 05 - 08:18 AM (#1395492)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,guest

*r*


07 Feb 05 - 03:39 PM (#1401821)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Lumpi

Toreth?


08 Feb 05 - 03:23 AM (#1402273)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Josher

Hi Lumpi

Yes a welsh band, don't know a great deal about them but if they are coming to Middlewich they must be good, we only have the best

Josher


08 Feb 05 - 03:52 AM (#1402290)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: mandotim

Bit on the Side will be there, doing their usual Duracell Bunny act in the sessions!
Tim


08 Feb 05 - 11:45 AM (#1402605)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST

hi mandotim
are there lots of sessions?


08 Feb 05 - 11:53 AM (#1402606)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST

yes lots specialy in the Boars Head and the Cheshire Cheese


08 Feb 05 - 11:53 AM (#1402608)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST

Sounds more like a menu than a festival.


08 Feb 05 - 02:30 PM (#1402757)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Josher

hi all
sorry i been having trouble getting on the site

sessions more sessions than you can shake a stick at, and if you don't like the official ones set up your own

Josher


09 Feb 05 - 07:10 AM (#1403550)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST

Tiny Tin Lady?


10 Feb 05 - 10:38 AM (#1404560)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,guest

*r*


11 Feb 05 - 04:29 AM (#1405544)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,coltish ankle

I've heard a rumour that there is a gypsy vardo - what's that all about then?


11 Feb 05 - 06:08 AM (#1405608)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Josher

A gypsy vardo for info is the name of the traditional wagon the travellers called home. we have been contacted by a Romany lady who still has a vardo and is will to come to the festival and show the vardo and also show some traditional crafts. All this with other craft and boat related events will be on the Salinae

Josher


11 Feb 05 - 10:32 AM (#1405849)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,coltish ankle

What is the Salinae


12 Feb 05 - 12:04 PM (#1407256)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST

Tinytinlady

also playing at glastonbury, and various other festivals this summer, played at the last cropredy, fairport love them.


12 Feb 05 - 05:29 PM (#1407551)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: greg stephens

What's this Salinae thing? I've been hanging around Middlewich since well before the Roman invasion but I cant say I've heard of it. Some kind of old salt's tale?


13 Feb 05 - 12:10 PM (#1408156)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Dave Roberts

Well, the 'Salinae' is actually the 'Salinae Centre' - a Cheshire County Council Day Care Centre and clinic in Lewin Street. It's named after the supposed Roman name for Middlewich, Salinae, or 'salt works'.
Some Roman historians dispute this and claim that Middlewich was actually 'Condate' - a name usually ascribed to Northwich and meaning 'meeting of the waters'.
I could go on, but life's too short...


13 Feb 05 - 02:29 PM (#1408293)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Josher

hi all
the Salinae is my shorthand for a green area (grass) at the back of the day centre which is where most of the Canal related activities will be held, mainly because it's next to the canal.
Josher


14 Feb 05 - 06:26 AM (#1409061)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,guest

*r*


14 Feb 05 - 09:00 AM (#1409170)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,coltish ankle


14 Feb 05 - 09:01 AM (#1409174)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,coltish ankle

Sorry, that was my ineptitude with computers - pressed enter without thinking...

What I was going to ask was where is the updated info on the website - I keep checking, but it is still the same....


15 Feb 05 - 02:14 PM (#1410746)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Josher

Hi all
slight Technical glitch with the new format for the website normal service to be resumed ASAP

Josher


16 Feb 05 - 08:08 PM (#1412535)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST

Tiny Tin Lady? I saw them at Cropredy and I thought they were very good. They're amazingly young - one of them's like 13 or something.
Good songs though - all their own, I think and really good harmonies.

Fairport love them & Ralph McTell raves about them. I see they're at Poynton as well as Glastobury & others.


17 Feb 05 - 02:00 PM (#1413128)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Josher

refresh


18 Feb 05 - 04:29 AM (#1413836)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,guest

*r*


18 Feb 05 - 11:17 AM (#1413998)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Nutter

If you pitch your tent on the canal do you get charged mooring fees, even if it sinks?


22 Feb 05 - 09:42 AM (#1417432)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,coltish ankle

You will probably be charged the same rate as a submarine


22 Feb 05 - 10:39 AM (#1417484)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Fay

The Witches of Elswick are gonna be there all fingers crossed., Arriving by broom though, not boat I'm affraid. I went a few years ago, 'tis a great festival.

Fay xx


22 Feb 05 - 11:58 AM (#1417572)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Josher

Hi Fay
we look forward to the arrival of the Witches, will they do aerobatics as they arrive on said brooms?
Josher


28 Feb 05 - 05:11 AM (#1422700)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,guest

*r*


28 Feb 05 - 08:52 AM (#1422789)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Joey

If anyone is interested, BW are holding the annual Middlewich boatpull on Sunday 20th March from outside the Big Lock Pub, Middlewich (Kick off 13.30)

Teams of 4 people - all welcome. Fiona MacDonald (BW)is organising this event and can be contacted on 01606 723870.


28 Feb 05 - 02:39 PM (#1423113)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Josher

refresh


02 Mar 05 - 05:12 AM (#1424719)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,guest

How do you go about getting a stand on the site - I presume that this festival has stands?


02 Mar 05 - 06:32 AM (#1424773)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: AggieD

Guest:guest

The festival website is now updated & has details of contacts: Middlewich Festival

Still hoping to get the boat up for the festival.

Nutter, I think British Waterways charge more for a submarine than a narrow boat ;)


02 Mar 05 - 08:15 AM (#1424851)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,joey

Aggie D - If you are thinking of coming down by boat, I believe there is a form you have to fill in that is on the website...( just in case you didn't know )


02 Mar 05 - 08:29 AM (#1424858)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST

Mawkin are playing there.


02 Mar 05 - 12:52 PM (#1425047)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: greg stephens

Another date for peoples' diaries, which might tie in with your plans. I've just be taken on to help organise aspects of the Stoke-on-trent Canals Festival. It's going to be on MaY 28/29, and is based at the Etruria Industrial Museum(at the junction of the Caldon with the Trent and Mesey). It is not specifically a folk(or music festival) but there will be plenty of musical fun to be had. I will start a thread on this later when I get a grip on what's going on, but it will be music and boat friendly(that's what they've pulled me in for).


02 Mar 05 - 06:00 PM (#1425319)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Chris Green

Spoke to programme director tonight and we (Isambarde) are playing too!


03 Mar 05 - 11:27 AM (#1425985)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Kate

Hi Greg, I was approached by someone ( surname same as mine though - Nicholls ) for the MFAB Waterways Database for publicity. I have to apologise to her as I have lost the post it note I put her details on and haven't sent anything yet - if you know who she is, can you ask her to give me a ring? Ta.


03 Mar 05 - 11:28 AM (#1425986)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Kate

Sorry Greg, Should have mentioned it was to do with Stoke Canal Fest...


03 Mar 05 - 12:28 PM (#1426038)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: AggieD

Thanks Guest Joey, I did find the form, but we are still working out the logistics of getting the boat up't north at the right time & where we can leave it in safety, shuffling cars around etc. Still working on it though.


07 Mar 05 - 08:02 AM (#1428706)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,joey

AggieD - it's a pleasure - hope you make it. I'm going to be going down on my boat...


07 Mar 05 - 09:22 AM (#1428781)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: greg stephens

GUEST Kate: I'll give you a ring about Stoke, if you're the Kate I think you are. But I may have lost your number, so ring me if you read this.


07 Mar 05 - 06:30 PM (#1429248)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Kate

Hi Greg - thanks for the details - will deal with asap...


10 Mar 05 - 06:28 AM (#1431414)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,guest

How do you become a steward for Middlewich? I have looked on the website and it won't load up - help!!


10 Mar 05 - 06:32 AM (#1431416)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Kate

Hi Guest - we are aware of the problem and we are working on it - keep checkign back!! By the way, I have stewarded in the past and it's great - you get a free weekend ticket!!


10 Mar 05 - 07:24 AM (#1431435)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Josher

hi All
Just a quick reminder only 99 days to go to the Festival so hurry and get your tickets for what we hope will be the best year yet.

Josher


10 Mar 05 - 08:32 AM (#1431465)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,guest

And the weather is going to be great!!! Why? Cos I said so...


10 Mar 05 - 09:32 AM (#1431517)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST

*r*


10 Mar 05 - 09:46 AM (#1431521)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Leadfingers

Shame it isnt on at the beginning of May , as we wil be on the Trent and Mersey for a week with two boats full of folkies !!
Just a warning to local folkies - we will be sessioning at various canal side hostelries EVERY chance we get !!


11 Mar 05 - 06:59 AM (#1432138)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Joey

Maybe next year you can tie it in with the festival - always in June - for this year, if you aren't on a boat, there is nothing stopping you driving down and camping...


11 Mar 05 - 09:51 AM (#1432191)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,guest

Camping last year was good - food was cooked by a scout group - excellent!!


13 Mar 05 - 06:23 PM (#1433882)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST

*r*


17 Mar 05 - 06:52 AM (#1436775)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,guest

Any update on the stewards form?


17 Mar 05 - 07:10 AM (#1436781)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Josher

working on it


17 Mar 05 - 12:17 PM (#1436953)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,noddy

I am upset. I cannot be there as I am competing in The European PoWerlifting Championships in Grangemouth.


18 Mar 05 - 08:11 AM (#1437606)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,guest

and what is wrong with banjo's?


18 Mar 05 - 08:29 AM (#1437623)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: greg stephens

I'll tell you what is wrong with "banjo's", GUEST:guest. There is no acceptable plural. Banjos, banjoes and banjo's all have their devotess, but nothing seems to really work. On the analogy with potatoes, I personally go for banjoes, but opinions differ. Musically, of course, there is nothing wrong with them: if there were, why would God have decreed that they are the instruments angels play in heaven?


18 Mar 05 - 11:04 AM (#1437711)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST

Can we help any to get there sooner?


18 Mar 05 - 11:20 AM (#1437716)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST

And they make smashing chip pans


21 Mar 05 - 08:24 AM (#1439607)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST

I like the "Smashing" part.


21 Mar 05 - 11:50 AM (#1439740)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST

Question; what's the best way to play a banjo

Answer; with a stanley knife

Oh that's wicked


21 Mar 05 - 01:43 PM (#1439814)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,guest

I thought that was reserved for the bodhran players...


21 Mar 05 - 02:02 PM (#1439824)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: mandotim

Bodhran players use a double ended Stanley knife...Definition of a perfect Southern Gentleman? Someone who knows how to play the banjo, but chooses not to. (Sorry banjoistas; the mandolin player is feeling battered after a session with five banjos and a mandolin banjo!)
Tim from Bit on the Side


21 Mar 05 - 03:25 PM (#1439889)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Vixen

What *does* all this banjo 'n' bodhran bashin' have to do with Middlewich? Did I miss something?

V


22 Mar 05 - 07:06 AM (#1440393)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Josher

Nothing at all it's just thread creep
So to bring it back on track just a reminder that there are only 87 days left to the festival and tickets are on sale as we speak.
Josher


22 Mar 05 - 07:12 AM (#1440399)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: AggieD

Is it just me, or are there no ticket prices listed on the Festival Site?


22 Mar 05 - 08:02 AM (#1440427)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Joey

Hi Aggie - prices are on the website under the link to tickets... or you can phone the box office on 0709 239 0501....or you can email the box office on boxoffice@middlewichfestival.org


22 Mar 05 - 10:22 AM (#1440533)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Joey

Stewards form is now sorted...see link on website


23 Mar 05 - 07:22 PM (#1442050)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Joey

Flyers are now available - look out for them....


24 Mar 05 - 06:56 AM (#1442395)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,guest

I've seen one of your flyers - they look good - having a booking form on them is a great idea to - sending mine off today for some tickets!!


24 Mar 05 - 07:17 AM (#1442430)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Josher

There are even more acts than we could get on the flyer.
It looks like the weekend just gets better and better.


30 Mar 05 - 05:10 AM (#1446680)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,guest

Lets hope the weather is good as well!!


30 Mar 05 - 05:19 AM (#1446686)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Dave Roberts, Salt Town Poets

Mr Josher,

As you may know this year the celebrated Salt Town Poets of Middlewich are celebrating ten years of existence (in various guises) and at this year's ff (means Folk Festival, y'know)there will, in addition to the usual Open Mike session on Saturday at the Boar's Head, be a special 'Poetry & Pints' do (very likely at the Golden Lion).
It will, I think, be of interest to some people to find out whence the STPs came and whither they are going. And I use the words advisedly.

Mr Roberts


30 Mar 05 - 08:59 AM (#1446840)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,guest

I've heard you STP's before...v.good entertainment...will look out for you


30 Mar 05 - 09:14 AM (#1446852)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Dave Roberts, Salt Town Poets

Why, thank you.

DR


31 Mar 05 - 08:37 AM (#1447806)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,guest

It's a pleasure


01 Apr 05 - 08:47 AM (#1448951)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,coltish ankle

Is there a map of middlewich anywhere that tells you where all these pubs are?


02 Apr 05 - 11:32 AM (#1450068)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,joey

Coltish ankle - there was a map in last years event guide - presume there will be one in this years...


04 Apr 05 - 06:25 AM (#1451505)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,coltish ankle

Hi Joey - thanks...where do I get an event guide from?


04 Apr 05 - 10:24 AM (#1451677)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Joey

I bought mine at the festival box office last year - not sure where else you can get one - ask Josher, he seems to know a lot about what is going on....you could phone box office - no on website www.middlewichfestival.org ( sorry can't make the blue clicky thingy work... )


05 Apr 05 - 04:55 AM (#1452398)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST

*r*


06 Apr 05 - 06:36 PM (#1453891)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST

I was at Poynton over last weekend.Did anyone else go? It was pretty good - Fairport & Pentangle were AWESOME. I saw Tiny Tin Lady too for the first time since Cropredy last year and what a difference a year's made to them - they're brilliant. Really good songs and harmonies.

I'm looking forward to seeing them as well as the divine Eddi @ middlewich.


08 Apr 05 - 06:30 AM (#1455189)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Guest

I'm looking forward to seeing Eddi too - fantastic....


11 Apr 05 - 02:57 PM (#1458197)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Dave Roberts, Salt Town Poets

The STP website at

www.salttownpoets.co.uk

(sorry, the old 'blue clicky' thing is a closed book to me)

now has details of our involvement with the festival fringe.

Ta,

DGR
STP


13 Apr 05 - 07:26 AM (#1459835)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Josher

Wow the Salt Town Poets, it just gets better and better


13 Apr 05 - 07:47 PM (#1460496)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Mr Happy

Here ye go Dave:

www.salttownpoets.co.uk


13 Apr 05 - 07:49 PM (#1460497)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Mr Happy

Don't think that should've happened!

The page cannot be found
The page you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Please try the following:

If you typed the page address in the Address bar, make sure that it is spelled correctly.

Open the www.mudcat.org home page, and then look for links to the information you want.
Click the Back button to try another link.
Click Search to look for information on the Internet.



HTTP 404 - File not found
Internet Explorer


13 Apr 05 - 08:00 PM (#1460507)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Mr Happy

http://www.salttownpoets.co.uk/


14 Apr 05 - 02:44 AM (#1460738)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Dave Roberts, Salt Town Poets

Mr Happy,

You're a gentleman.

Many Thanks

DGR


14 Apr 05 - 10:40 AM (#1461070)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Guest

I thought Mr Happy was a Mr Man...


14 Apr 05 - 10:50 AM (#1461077)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Mr Happy

Dave,

Thanks.

but blue clickys are easy enough to do yourself.

look below the text box [where you write your thread messages] & you'll see under where it says 'submit message' it says 'Make a link ;blu cliky'

just clik on it & the rest's simple [just like me!]


15 Apr 05 - 06:08 AM (#1461936)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Josher

I've tried that in the past and it doesn't
look
Middlewich Folk and Boat Festival


15 Apr 05 - 06:09 AM (#1461937)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Josher

Hey it did it this time
I must be computer literate


15 Apr 05 - 06:37 AM (#1461955)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Mr Happy

tee-hee!


15 Apr 05 - 07:21 AM (#1461979)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST

Salt Town Poets


15 Apr 05 - 07:25 AM (#1461982)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Dave Roberts, Salt Town Poets

Sorry, that last guest was me, trying once more to do a link. And it worked! I feel this is a day of great achievement. And not just for me. I'd like to thank everyone who helped me take this giant leap forward in the world of Mudcat. In particular.....etc....etc....


18 Apr 05 - 05:30 AM (#1464126)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,guest

I too have tried the blue clicky in the past and it hasn't worked, so I just thought I'd try it again...Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival 2005


18 Apr 05 - 05:31 AM (#1464127)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,guest

Well what do you know....it works!!! The onlt trouble I had was that I had to copy rather than cut as it wouldn't let me cut it - but it still works so who cares!!!


20 Apr 05 - 06:49 AM (#1466198)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,guest

Saw an advert for the festival in Towpath Talk yesterday - looks great - will definately be coming along...


21 Apr 05 - 04:10 PM (#1467277)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Visionary

It promises to be the best Festival ever for boaters. It gets better every year. The fringe is bigger than ever this year as well


21 Apr 05 - 08:07 PM (#1467456)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Leadfingers

Why did I have the idea that the last posting was Gross ??


27 Apr 05 - 11:58 AM (#1472431)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Josher

Only 52 DAYS to go, have you got your tickets, camping organised because tickets sales are up by 50% already this year and last year a lot of the concerts were sell outs so hurry.
Josher


28 Apr 05 - 07:25 AM (#1473026)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST

refresh


28 Apr 05 - 07:37 PM (#1473754)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Vixen

Yes, well, I'm still waiting for a reply to my email request about how to buy tickets from the US....

V


29 Apr 05 - 01:22 PM (#1474368)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Bossy bint

Sorry. Trying to sort out problems with website E-mails. If you'd like to e-mail me direct, I'll get you organised with tickets from oversees. sarah.butler@jands.me.uk.


30 Apr 05 - 01:07 PM (#1475053)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Bossy bint

Website e-mails now working.


03 May 05 - 12:37 PM (#1477127)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,guest

*r*


05 May 05 - 12:25 AM (#1478514)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Mike Parsons, Salt Town Poets

This year the Salt Town Poets are celebrating ten years of existence with a couple of
special events at M-FAB 2005. Our ever-popular Festival Open Mike session this year is
on Friday evening at the Boar's Head and, as always, all and sundry are invited along
to sing, play, recite or just listen and enjoy a few pints. We will, incidentally, be an-
nouncing the second winner of the John Brunker Trophy during the evening.

On Sunday morning we'll be back at the Boar's Head with our old friend and col-
league Les Barker for an event which has become something of a tradition in recent
years Breakfast With Barker.

Then, on Sunday afternoon, we'll be reviving an old event in a new (to us) location with
'Poetry & Pints' at the Golden Lion in Chester Road. We'll be welcoming old and new friends to help us
celebrate our first ten years, including very special guest Guto Dafis of Toreth. See the
M-FAB website and fringe guide for starting times:
www.middlewichfestival.org

Well-known Middlewich Historian Alan Earl will be joining us at the Golden Lion on the 19th
June to perform some of the poetry of C.F. Lawrence, who was clerk to the Middlewich UDC
at the end of the nineteenth century and himself a noted local historian.

Also invited are

Richard & Mark aka The Mohair Twins aka The Trent Vale Poet and Rudy Tunes

Pennant Roberts (no relation)

Charlotte Peters Rock

Mike and Sue Appleton

Karen Wheatley

Jacki Jackson and friends

Monologue John

...and everyone else who has appeared with and supported us over the last ten years.

Also joining us (and, no doubt, others) over the weekend will be Simon Cliff, the talented
young singer- songwriter and regular at MOM Nights and the Boar's Head Saturday sessions.

Simon will be with us for the MOM session at the Boar's Head on Friday 17th June.

Thank you for your time

Dave, Ian and Mike
The Salt Town Poets


06 May 05 - 11:40 AM (#1479437)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Josher

This year i'm determined to get to Breakfast with Barker.


09 May 05 - 11:53 AM (#1480739)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Josher

39 DAYS TO GO


10 May 05 - 08:28 AM (#1481530)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: AggieD

Yippee do! Looks like the plans are all falling into place & we will be able to make it.

Just got a flyer in the post, looks a very good festival, even him indoors looks quite interested in going now.


11 May 05 - 07:23 AM (#1482341)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Josher

Great Aggie look forward to seeing you. did you say you were coming by boat, if so what's she called.
Josher


12 May 05 - 09:13 AM (#1483255)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Joey

Hi Aggie - Look out for my boat - "Amazon" - would be nice to meet up with you and Josher


12 May 05 - 09:20 AM (#1483260)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Vixen

I hate to be a wet blanket, but the forum is an open site--you might want to PM or email each other with boat names, rather than post them here.

Just a "personal security" kind of thought...

V


12 May 05 - 11:20 AM (#1483337)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Joey

Hi Vixen,
Apt name - ever vigilent - I suppose some of us are too trusting...still nearly at the festival now - ticket sales are going really well some are already in danger of selling out before the festival starts - moral of the story: don't assume you will be able to get tickets on the day.... :)


12 May 05 - 11:47 AM (#1483353)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: AggieD

See your point Vixen, but I can't pm Joey as he is only a guest. Perhaps you would like to join Joey, & then I will pm you.


13 May 05 - 05:09 AM (#1483930)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Rob Wright

Taggart and Wright just might make it to Middlewich after all. So beware you have been warned. Approach with caution. These women have attitude unfortunately most of it is BAD.

Visit their web site

www.sky-web.net/taggartandwright/


See what I mean!!!


13 May 05 - 08:19 AM (#1484049)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Josher

Hi Vixen
I understand your concern but as many boats not only have the name of the boat but also their owner's names writ large for all to see it is a little over cautious don't you think?
Josher


13 May 05 - 05:33 PM (#1484468)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Visionary

Meet some of the Festival Organisers, including Josher, at their monthly session at the Boar's Head tomorrow.


14 May 05 - 08:22 AM (#1484863)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Vixen

Just a cautionary note to those who might forget that the information in the forum isn't restricted to the friendly folks who post here...


15 May 05 - 01:45 PM (#1485479)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Coltish ankle

Missed the monthly session, but by all accounts was a goodun....only a month til the festival....hurrah...


15 May 05 - 04:55 PM (#1485592)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Josher

Hi Vixen
i still don't understand your concerns about boats and who owns them, as I have said before many boat owners write their names on the side of their boats in very large letters for all the world to see. Also there are a myriad ways that you can find out who owns what boat. Please be more specific with your concerns.
I have tavelled the canals in one way or another for over twenty years and have never had a problem with people knowing that I own a boat and that she is called JENAND.
hopefully I shall be meeting you and AggieD at the Festival and you can see what nice people boaters are.
Regards
Josher


16 May 05 - 08:33 AM (#1485966)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Vixen

The concern is not about boats, or the people who own them. It's a matter of personal security.

I don't post under my real name--Max knows who I am, so if there's a problem with something I post, he can let me know. A lot of other mudcats know my real name, and know me personally--I count them all as good friends. And Reynaud and I looking forward to meeting a mess of new mudcats at Middlewich.

However, at the risk of seeming to be paranoid, and/or of boring those who either share these thoughts or who have read them here before, here is the issue. Many many people read the postings here. Some register, some post as "guest" and many more people read what is here than register, post or reply. A few of those people may not have the best of intentions toward those who do post, and might welcome the opportunity to know where and when to find them. My concern is akin to the general advisory not to post your email address, telephone number, or directions to your house on the forum.

I hope that clarifies the issue without offending anyone...

V


16 May 05 - 11:50 AM (#1486038)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Joey

Hi Vixen,

Like Josher, I do not post under my real name as I appreciate the "risk" of bad mudcatters - I also would never post my email, address or phone no's. Josher knows who I am ( and vice versa ) and we look out for each other. In relation to posting my boat name - perhaps not such a good idea, however if mudcatters visiting the festival would like to meet up, I don't see how else you can introduce yourselves to them ( yes I know about pm'ing - but that surely poses the same risk ). Anyway enough said, if I have taken a risk, it is my responsibility.
Back to the festival....we now have the following canalside crafts confirmed - fender makers, rag rug makers, spider knot belts, salt carrying demo, Daystar theatre, Horseboat demo, roses and castles demo, gypsy vardo, bodging etc. All is falling into place...


16 May 05 - 02:18 PM (#1486127)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Vixen

Joey raises a good point, about how mudcats might meet up...

Locally, a number of us "check in" with Sandy and Caroline, who have their Folk-Legacy booth set up at most of the festivals. We tend to wear mudcat pins and/or t-shirts. We hang out with mudcats we know already, who know other mudcats, who in turn know other mudcats, ad harmonium. FSGW's Getaway has so many mudcats in attendance that it has had a mudcat jam session, an idea that might have some appeal as a "fringe" event.

I have little doubt that Reynaud and I will be able to meet mudcats in Middlewich! We'll be looking for 'em!

V
(and I've made a note of the boat names posted so far, so if I see one of you on the canals, I can say "hey!")


17 May 05 - 12:24 PM (#1486596)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST

I can see both Vixen's & Josher's points re letting people know the name of your boat, but from Josher's point of view, most people on the cut are very friendly, & look out for each other. In my experience there tends to be very little trouble from boaters, despite those boating sites who go on all the time about 'bandits', who in my experience are the same louts who will make problems on land or water. They will just as likely steal cars as throw stones at boaters. Yes we do from time to time have problems with yobs letting boats off moorings or boats being broken into, but these incidents are relatively few & far between.

Also many of the trolls who post or lurk on discussion groups are sad gits who don't have a life & can't face up to the reality of life, so are far more unlikely to turn up & face up to anyone.

Although I've been posting on Mudcat for a while, I don't actually know anyone, except 1 or 2 people locally that I know through the folk/morris scene, so am at the disadvantage that I would turn up & know no-one unless they came & found me.

Angela


17 May 05 - 12:44 PM (#1486620)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,AggieD

Last post from me, coming through the back door & cookieless


17 May 05 - 03:02 PM (#1486736)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Vixen

Actually, I believe the likelihood of anything truly malicious is very very slim, but it's better, in my risk-averse book, to be cautious. A more likely event, I suspect, is the sudden arrival of a bunch of rowdy and hitherto unknown musicians on your deck at an inconvenient moment, who just happened to spot your boat and decided on the spur of the moment to drop in for a drop or two and a jam...harmless, but potentially unnerving.

Anyway, enough about posting boat names--I never meant for it to get so involved. People should do what they're comfortable with.

I'm hoping my festival guide comes in the mail soon, and I'm waiting to hear about buying concert tickets from the US...Reynaud and I are counting the days! We go to festivals here, but Middlewich seems a lot more interesting than anything we've been to, what with the "fringe" and the boat gathering. We really have no idea what to expect except that we're pretty sure there will be WAY TOO MUCH to see and do and hear.

V


17 May 05 - 03:58 PM (#1486763)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: greg stephens

Vixen: I would be delighted to meet you, though not on my boat (I just sold it). Come and seee the Boat Band and the Old Rope String Band on Sunday afternoon( I think), and say hello. We are on outside the Kings Lock( a pub by the eponymous lock).
In order to retain my anonymity, I too do not post under my real name(which is actually Greg Stephens, but dont tell anybody). And in 15 years living on the good old "William Wale", we never once painted the name on the outside, in flagrant contravention of BWB regulations (through idleness rather than secrecy, though).


18 May 05 - 06:29 AM (#1487121)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Joey

Newly confirmed - rope making demonstration - come and have a go at making rope the old fashioned way!!


19 May 05 - 05:01 AM (#1487906)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,ROB

Yes Taggart and Wright will definetly be there keep your eyes open and be warned they take no prisoners.
Oh yes and they sing beatifully.

www. sky-web.net/taggartandwright/


19 May 05 - 07:06 AM (#1487954)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST

Hello
There is a nasty rumour going about that Andy Roscoe, the master of the long song, is appearing again at the festival, the rumour goes like this, he's hosting the Bob Fox, Benny Graham gig at the Boars Head on Saturday afternoon and then appearing at the Narrowboat pub on Saturday at 9-30pm. can anybody confirm or deny this? a denial would be favourite but if it's true well!!


19 May 05 - 07:24 AM (#1487962)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Josher

Hi Guest
It's not a rumour yes Andy will be appearing at the Festival and yes he has been given his own gig at the Narrowboat on Saturday.He will also be appearing at the Salt Town Poets open mike on Friday at the Boars Head along with a load more talented people, I include the poets in the talented people,as well as hosting the Saturday afternoon gig as stated. Yes the Master of the long song is back!!!
Josher


19 May 05 - 10:43 AM (#1488124)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Bert Davrose

And while the rumour mill is still grinding. I hear rumours that the said Andy Roscoe is also down for an appearance with the SAlt Town Poets at Nantwich Folk & Roots Festival in August.


20 May 05 - 02:42 AM (#1488884)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,guest

I have heard Andy before - he's good - won an award last year I believe..


20 May 05 - 03:32 AM (#1488908)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: greg stephens

I was recommendin the Old Rope String Band/Boat Band gig at King's Lock(Sun _M) in an earlier post. Some rescheduling is going on, so I dont think that is happening now.


20 May 05 - 06:52 AM (#1489022)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Josher

I've also heard Andy's making an appearance at Nantwich with the World renowned Salt Town Poets, I Know he will deem this a great honour, I hope it doesn't go to his head

re reschduling: The Event Guide is about to go on sale either from the box office or at pubs around Middlewich Cost 1-50

Josher


22 May 05 - 09:24 AM (#1490537)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,guest

Just bought my event guide - looks v. impresive.....really looking forward to the festival - not long now...


22 May 05 - 03:42 PM (#1490725)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Dave Roberts, Salt Town Poets

Re: Guest of 20/05 2.42AM,

Mr Roscoe did indeed win an award last year; he was the first ever recipient of the Salt Town Poets' John Brunker Trophy.
And, as no-one is allowed to win the trophy twice, we've asked Mr R to join us in judging the second competition. All will be revealed at the Open Mike Night at the Boar's Head on Friday 17th.


23 May 05 - 05:34 AM (#1491108)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Josher

The John Brunker Trophy a very prestigious Award indeed

Josher


24 May 05 - 02:47 AM (#1491731)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,guest

Sorry to be ignorant - but who was John Brunker?


24 May 05 - 11:33 AM (#1492000)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Dave Roberts, Salt Town Poets

John Brunker was one of my school teachers at a small Cheshire country school in the late 50s/early 60s. He was a master storyteller and could keep us spellbound for hours with old Welsh folk tales such as the Story Of Gelert's Grave.
He instilled in me a love of words and of stories and I thought that it was fitting that the Salt Town Poets should pay tribute to him in this way. After all, without John and thousands like him in the teaching profession, our lives would be the poorer.


25 May 05 - 06:22 PM (#1493215)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,guest

Dave. Thankyou for your explanation - sounds a very apt award.


25 May 05 - 06:27 PM (#1493219)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Joey

Ticket Sales Update: Family Mahone are nearly sold out - only approx 20 left!! Book quickly to avoid disappointment....


27 May 05 - 09:19 AM (#1494205)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST

refresh


29 May 05 - 07:08 PM (#1495702)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,guest

*r*


31 May 05 - 08:44 AM (#1496642)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Joey

Not long to go now.....about 17 days by my reckoning.....and can't come soon enough for me!!


01 Jun 05 - 05:58 PM (#1497646)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,guest

Are there going to be stalls etc that sell food ( not pub grub ) and do you know if there are a couple of vegi options?


02 Jun 05 - 08:09 AM (#1498099)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Vixen

And I'm curious about workshops and suchlike...


05 Jun 05 - 11:03 AM (#1500499)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: AggieD

Everything falling into place now, our boat has been moved to near Fradley & we look forward to having a good cruise 'the long way round' via the Staffs & Worcs, then onto my favourite canal, the Shroppie.

Can anyone inform me where the main site will be & is there an info/ticket office to get a full programme?

Cheers

Angela


05 Jun 05 - 05:16 PM (#1500724)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,guest

Hi Angela, You can get a programme from the main box office and also from other venues around the town ( I think Kings Lock Chandlery are having some ). Main box office will be located on Market Field on Civic Way.


06 Jun 05 - 04:39 AM (#1500964)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Dave Roberts, Salt Town Poets

Vixen, and Guest of 1st June: There are loads of workshops including Northwest Fiddle Tunes (Boat Band), Talk, Write & Sing (Jez Lowe),Singing (Witches Of Elswick), PA for Beginners (Sean Taylor).
Details are in the Event Guide.
As for food, I don't know the details for this year, but there are always good food stalls at the festival, including vegetarian options.
Perhaps someone from M-FAB can post details?


06 Jun 05 - 09:45 AM (#1501125)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Joey

As far as I know, there are varying food stalls that vary in cost and type of food from your everyday burger van type to paninis, jacket potatoes etc . Will update further as soon as I know more.


06 Jun 05 - 01:36 PM (#1501212)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Chris Green

I'm running a guitar workshop on open tunings at some point if anyone's interested. Don't know when yet, but I'm hoping it'll be in the programme!


15 Jun 05 - 04:36 AM (#1501339)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Dave Roberts, Salt Town Poets

Without wishing to be a bore, can I just mention that tonight's (Wednesday's) Open Mike Night session at the Boar's Head will, we hope, also feature ANN ENGLISH, who is one of the supports for Eddi Reader at the festival.
And now I shall leave you in peace.


15 Jun 05 - 06:31 AM (#1501404)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Lumpi

Well hello everybody. Thought I'd check back on the thread I'd started all those years ago! Well, it is looking good isn't it - lots of bands, lots of boats & lots of people. I'm off now to pack my haversack with posh food (not egg and chips), pick up my friend Mrs Trellis, and head up the road to Middlewich. Oh yes. Need to get there early to be at the Boar's Head tonight for Middlewich Open Mic with the lengendary Salty Toon Posties and their friend Andrea Roseco.


15 Jun 05 - 07:07 AM (#1501425)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Josher

Well Mr Lumpi!!!
Thought you'd gone to the Great Folk Festival in the Sky. Will you and Mrs Trellis be coming Via Cheddar Gorge or Mornington Crescent?
it's quite possible that Andrea Roseco will be sining one song to the tune of another tonight at the Salty Toon Posties.
If i had an Haversack i'd be packing my butties for a fun filled weekend of? sorry I forgotten what i was talking about, well must off and water the Giraffe
Josher


15 Jun 05 - 07:25 AM (#1501433)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST

We'll be coming via Mornington Crescent of course. Samantha will be in attendance this evening too. She's requested that I give her crisps and liquor out in the beer garden.

I'm looking forward to the Salt Town Poets singing one song to the tune of none-other.


15 Jun 05 - 09:08 AM (#1501548)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Dave Roberts

If I had a haversack.
I'd haversack in the morning,
I'd haversack in the evening
All over the land....

(To be sung to the tune of another)


Mrs Roberts
Nee Trellis


15 Jun 05 - 07:54 PM (#1502112)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: greg stephens

The Boat Band's Saturday morning NW Tune workshop is cancelled(we wont be back from Joe Scurfield's funeral), and will now happen at 11.30AM Sunday, in the marquee in the garden of the cheshire Cheese


17 Jun 05 - 06:59 AM (#1502877)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: GUEST,Mr Happy

Now halfway through packing car with all camping paraphinalia, hope to be on way 2pmish.

Yippeee!!


20 Jun 05 - 10:07 AM (#1505068)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: Josher

And a good time was had by all!!!!!


20 Jun 05 - 03:45 PM (#1505372)
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
From: webfolk

Mr Happy, all that paraphinalia and no sign of a parafin lamp, bum bum bum bum, esso blue
geoff - bit on the side