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Posted By: Steve Gardham
07-Oct-14 - 05:36 PM
Thread Name: Whitby. Was it always in August?
Subject: RE: Whitby. Was it always in August?
It wasn't Bob who ate the moth, it was the Yorkshire competitor who Bob co-opted. Nancy was indeed there, and Mindy. I offered to post the list but nobody responded.

Mick was a great loss, amazing to think he was only 44 when he went. It felt as if he had already had 2 lifetimes. For somebody who rarely performed he left a massive gap on the folk scene in 1974.

We rarely bought tickets in the early days. All monies were reserved for booze. I remember at one of the first festivals trying to blag my way into the Drill Hall ceilidh. On the door were Hazel and Mac (Stuart Macfarlane of Fettlers). Hazel was on form, physically ejecting anybody without correct documentation. They had these little rubber stamps that they stamped on your wrist to say you'd paid. While Hazel was dealing with somebody else Mac quickly stamped my wrist. She went purple when she saw it but I got in.