Mudcat Café message #2531019 The Mudcat Café TM
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Posted By: Alio
04-Jan-09 - 05:15 AM
Thread Name: saddleworth 2009
Subject: RE: saddleworth 2009
Hi everyone, and Happy New Year!

The dates are July 17th to 19th, and artists booked - apart from Bob Fox and Hamish - include
Eric Bogle and John Munro
New Rope String Band
Askew Sisters
Gene Burton
John Prentice
Stanley Accrington
Barrie + Ingrid Temple
Zoe Mulford
Copper Kettle
Better Late

Hopefully the campsite won't be a problem. The police were very concerned about the incidents and did prosecute. I got apologies from the Inspector - my phone call to ask for them to come down to the site and informing them of the potential threats was neither recorded nor acted upon.

BUT there is a problem. Due to work and family pressures (my parents are 88 and 93 and very frail, and my daughter's just had her 4th baby, so I'm supporting them all and working through the night at the moment) I've pulled out of doing the artists now. So the committee are meeting on the 15th of this month to decide if they can go ahead with the few festival with the few people left to run it. I'll come back to Mudcat as soon as I hear their decision.

Ali x