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Subject: Holmfirth Festival of Folk 2008
From: Cath
Date: 08 Mar 08 - 11:23 AM

I'm sure Mudcatters will be wondering what is happening in Holmfirth from May 9 - 11th this year.
I can tell you we have an excellent line up of guests which is carefully planned to be unlike all other festivals! You won't see many of the names that crop up on every guest list throughout the country but you will find quality.
We have a long list of well established performers who will be complemented by some of the best young musicians in the area and some cracking dance sides and street entertainment so take a look at the web site (www.holmfirthfolkfestival.co.uk) and put the date in your diary.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: The Mole Catcher's Apprentice (inactive)
Date: 08 Mar 08 - 04:44 PM

The price of admission is worth it alone for Mike Silver and Johnny Coppin!

Charlotte (the Saturday view from Ma and Pa's piano stool)


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Tyke
Date: 08 Mar 08 - 07:47 PM

Holmfirth Festival Of Folk May 9th, 10th, 11th 2008


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Cath
Date: 09 Mar 08 - 06:57 AM

Thank you Tyke - I still haven't mastered blue clicky things.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Ned Ludd
Date: 09 Mar 08 - 04:15 PM

Look out for the big folk from Sheffield!


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Tyke
Date: 09 Mar 08 - 04:16 PM

No problem Cath don't forget to read all about ray Pagets dirty deeds Here!


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: r.padgett
Date: 10 Mar 08 - 11:18 AM

George still mixing it with his great big spoon

Ray


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Tyke
Date: 10 Mar 08 - 08:42 PM

Who me! Never! :-)


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Tyke
Date: 11 Mar 08 - 10:00 AM

I have been sent via the Internet secret film of Last years Wibbly Wobbly Walking Workshop traditional run each year at the Holmfirth Festival of Folk. The Wibbly Wobbly Walking side will be rehearsing in Barnsley this coming Easter. Disguises are traditionally worn to protect the innocent. You can see this secret film here!


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: GUEST,Wayne
Date: 11 Mar 08 - 03:12 PM

Hey, Tyke! Haven't seen you down the Abbey for a while. Hope we haven't upset you, somehow!

Wayne


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: dozy rozy
Date: 11 Mar 08 - 04:29 PM

Tyke.I hope you will sing the wibbly wobbly song at the festival.We've already seen you do the walk.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Tyke
Date: 11 Mar 08 - 05:32 PM

Hi Wayne yes it has been a while know one has upset me I've just been a bit Busy on a Tuesday. I've got a Radio interview to fit in one Tuesday Night so as soon as that's done I shall be pleased to pay you all a visit down at the Abbey, as you know it is a friendly place especially on a Tuesday night. It just goes a bit quiet when Wales loose a Rugby Match can't think why.

dozy rozy a good singer you will have to talk her into coming down to the Abbey on a Tuesday Night.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: GUEST,Wayne (with one hand on the Grand Slam troph
Date: 12 Mar 08 - 12:11 PM

Nice one, Tyke. Look forward to seeing you! As you can imagine it's not particularly quiet at the moment!!


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Cath
Date: 18 Mar 08 - 06:18 AM

Come on chaps let's get back to business!!

Alison our campsite person asked that people be reminded to get on and book their spaces sharpish before it's too late. The appropriate paper work is on the web site under accommodation.

Also anyone who would like to help would be welcomed with open arms. We can't offer much in the way of free ticket as we don't do tickets for much but they could get a nice rosy glow knowing that they have done something to preserve the future of the festival!

I'll now stand back and wait for the rush.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Tyke
Date: 18 Mar 08 - 08:42 AM

At this point I would like to post some hilarious YouTube Video Clip just to make Cath laugh to show her how much we appreciate her hard work. But as she is using an Apple Mac I don't think she ever she never gets to see them!


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Cath
Date: 18 Mar 08 - 01:51 PM

If that's what it takes!


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Hamish
Date: 24 Mar 08 - 06:58 AM

Hupsadaisy!


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Dame Pattie Smith EPNS
Date: 24 Mar 08 - 06:56 PM

Splottie and I are looking forward to it a lot. We will be doing another spoons workshop no doubt. Last year's was held outside Sid's cafe and I think there were about 100 people. It was very noisy anyway, we had to compete with the church bells!


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Cath
Date: 24 Mar 08 - 07:54 PM

It was brilliant but sadly no customers could get into the cafe! We are looking for another venue but I think I've found one but I have to negotiate with the dance co-ordinators as it's one of their spots too.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Tyke
Date: 31 Mar 08 - 04:35 AM

Gerry McNeice

Described by Tykes Magazine as 'an artist to watch', Gerry McNeice had
a very busy summer festival season in 2007. A regular at Otley Folk
Club, Gerry has become a familiar face at many venues up and down the
country. His music has been described as 'honest' and 'superbly
written, showing great insight and subtly melodic'. In addition to
performing his own material, Gerry has been described as 'a great
purveyor of traditional songs'. He is often accompanied by Clair Holt
violin and Liam McNeice guitar.
http://www.gerrymcneice.co.uk/


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Cath
Date: 31 Mar 08 - 04:40 PM

Just been reading another thread and it seems one of our guests - Dame Patti Smith - will be on Gavin and Stacey either this week or next - we only get the best in Holmfirth you know!


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Dame Pattie Smith EPNS
Date: 01 Apr 08 - 11:44 AM

Yep I'll play anywhere but remember I'll be signing autographs at every gig from now on.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Folkiedave
Date: 01 Apr 08 - 12:03 PM

I drew attention to this festival last Friday on my radio show and played two of the artists involved.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Tyke
Date: 01 Apr 08 - 01:41 PM

Thank you Dave well done!


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Cath
Date: 01 Apr 08 - 01:51 PM

And I should thinks so too - after all it is one of the best local festivals around :)
There is an amazing list of artists coming and the timetable should be on the web site before too long so keep looking.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Tyke
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 11:55 AM

Treebeard + Paul Pearson

Treebeard were formed in 1998 by Haze & World Turtle brothers Chris &
Paul McMahon plus Paul Chisnell (Haze, Three Legged Cat, Old Pekuliar),
Gordon Walker (Ant Hill Mob & guest on World Turtle's 'Wilderness of
Eden') and Chris Jellis (Old Pekuliar).
The band play original songs and tunes as well as a selection of rock,
pop, folk (& even country!) songs in their own inimitable way. They
describe their style as 'Heavy Wood', acoustic music played on a range
of instruments, including guitar, fiddle, mandolin, bouzouki,
accordion, balalaikas (of all sizes), plus assorted percussion, topped
off with 4 & 5 part harmony vocals.
The band have recently been joined by Ceri Ashton (on flute/fiddle) of
ceilidh band The Outlandish Knights & folk trio Hiraeth.
Treebeard released their debut CD 'Heavy Wood' on Gabadon Records in
2002 and are currently working on a follow-up CD. They have a track
"Train" featured on the "Forged in Sheffield" folk compilation.
www.treebeard.org.uk


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Tyke
Date: 06 Apr 08 - 01:24 PM

Fyresh!


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Cath
Date: 10 Apr 08 - 09:26 AM

Right cats.
The timetable (subject to amendment and confirmation) should be on the Holmfirth Festival of Folk web site in a day or so. It is done in my own inimitable style and not how it can be viewed in the printed programme which should be on sale by the end of April but I'm sure you will be able to find your way around it!
Also tickets are now available at the Tourist Information Office for the concerts at the Old Bridge on Friday and Saturday nights and Saturday and Sunday afternoons and the Saturday night ceilidh with the Climax Ceilidh Band. Tickets for Quicksilver at CragRats and Nick Harper, John Cooper Clarke and Family Mahone at the Picturedrome are all available from the venues.
It's all looking good and there's lots to do.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Hamish
Date: 10 Apr 08 - 02:11 PM

Good-oh! Not too long, now... ~8^)


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Cath
Date: 11 Apr 08 - 08:31 AM

Update on tickets for Old Bridge Concerts - in addition to being available at the Tourist Information Office they are now also at the Old Bridge Hotel.
Don't forget that you need to contact CragRats (01484 691323) for tickets for Quicksilver on Saturday afternoon - a very reasonable 6/5 conc.
And the Picturedrome for Nick Harper, John Cooper Clarke and Family Mahone - selling fast.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Tyke
Date: 11 Apr 08 - 08:35 AM

Time for a Blue Clicky linky thingy to Holmfirth Festval of Folk


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Cath
Date: 11 Apr 08 - 10:36 AM

Just found out from Peter at the Picturedrome that tickets for his gigs are available from the Tourist Info Office as well. Phone 01484 222444.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Tyke
Date: 11 Apr 08 - 11:51 AM

Hi Cath I think Peter has the Saw Doctors on some time soon!
http://www.picturedrome.net/home.htm


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Cath
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 02:16 PM

Just to confirm that the timetable is now on the website so you can get some idea of who's on where and when.
The programme is nearly done and will be off to the printers this weekend so that it is out on the streets by the end of the month. That must be a record - it used to be an achievement if it was available by the time the festival began - but it wasn't in Phil's capable hands then!!


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Cath
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 02:17 PM

Forgot to say that the latest news will be on the site in the next day or so. You'll all know as much as we do then!


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Tyke
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 02:57 PM

Ok and then we will know all what you know now which is what I thought that you now then new you know!

Ps found my envelopes looking for the stamps!


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Tyke
Date: 16 Apr 08 - 06:37 AM

Well I know now do you?

http://www.holmfirthfestivaloffolk.co.uk/


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Cath
Date: 18 Apr 08 - 04:41 AM

I've just checked and Alan has got the latest press release up on the site. This, along with my timetable gives you a pretty good idea of who's on where and when and what's happening. Tickets for the concerts at the Old Bridge will be amazing and tickets are already selling so don't miss out.

By the way, why is it only me and Tyke on here - isn't anybody else interested?


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Cath
Date: 18 Apr 08 - 04:50 AM

Oops I should have checked before I hit the send button.

It isn't the tickets that will be amazing but the concerts.

Friday night: Jack Rutter, Gerry McNeiece, Steve and Kristi Nebel, Stanley Accrington, Duncan McFarlane and Anne Brivonese.

Saturday Afternoon: Pat Smith and Ned Clamp, Roy Clinging, Paul and Liz Davenport, Nick Hennessey and Sara Grey.

Saturday night: Andi Neate, Roger Davies, Les Barker, Pete Morton, Mike Silver and Johnnie Coppin.

Sunday afternoon: Anne Curran, Hamish Currie, Soundsphere and Carmichael.

Not bad for 5 each concert!


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: GUEST,glueman
Date: 18 Apr 08 - 04:51 AM

"isn't anybody else interested?"

Yes, but as we were under inches of snow yesterday lets hope the weather improves.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: GUEST,HFA sans cookie
Date: 18 Apr 08 - 06:37 AM

"isn't anybody else interested?"

Yep! But some read your info and don't need to post reply, Cath.
Looking forward to it... if that's the sort of feedback you need!
Hugs - HFA (D)


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: BusyBee Paul
Date: 18 Apr 08 - 08:13 AM

Cath,

Thanks for your emails, I'll be sending a cheque for concert tickets shortly!.

Deirdre


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Cath
Date: 18 Apr 08 - 10:10 AM

Thanks for the new entries. I just didn't want people to think that me and Tyke had something going on when no one else was joining in the conversation!


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: GUEST,PC
Date: 18 Apr 08 - 10:30 AM

Eye av twuble belling...............shorie


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Cath
Date: 18 Apr 08 - 11:21 AM

You've been at the liniment again!!


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: r.padgett
Date: 18 Apr 08 - 11:36 AM

Well not only are there concerts, but a festival wouldn't exist without "mainly yourselves"

Plenty of folk clubs and singarounds and musicians sessions and workshops with great strength in depth

A festival needs to mix both old and new and folk has somne knowledgeable old people

Holmfirth the town lends itself to dance teams on good old tarmac! outside the town centre pubs with great weather what more can you need

Ray


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: GUEST,PC
Date: 18 Apr 08 - 01:03 PM

I dont know a great deal about owt' and what I do know int' worth knowing...So I intend to be getting p----d over the H F o F weekend...on that point where will all the lowlifes be on Sunday night about 8pm.....when I know I will have awoke from the night before at some point between 11.00am and 5pm..[depending on how Saturday night goes with the liniment]..just curious ..?


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: GUEST,PC
Date: 18 Apr 08 - 08:11 PM

Duffers


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Cath
Date: 19 Apr 08 - 06:03 AM

A clarification on ticket sales.

All concert tickets (including Picturedrome but excluding CragRats) are available at the TIO in Holmfirth.

Tickets for Old Bridge Concerts are also available at the Old Bridge and I have a small number for anyone who wants to send me a cheque and sae.

Ceilidh tickets are available at the TIO. I don't have any but can point anyone interested towards the person that has some. They are not available at the Old Bridge unless I manage to get some taken there!


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: r.padgett
Date: 19 Apr 08 - 09:28 AM

Ticket prices for venues Cath presumably now on the Holmfirth f of f website?

Ray


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Cath
Date: 19 Apr 08 - 12:13 PM

Possibly but just in case - they are £5/3 for Old Bridge concerts and £7/5 for the ceilidh. Picturedrome £10 Friday and £15 Saturday and Quicksilver at CragRats £6.
I think that's it.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Folkiedave
Date: 19 Apr 08 - 01:06 PM

Or as we call him, Sam in Canada


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Cath
Date: 19 Apr 08 - 08:09 PM

Pardon?
Am I missing something here?


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Sooz
Date: 20 Apr 08 - 04:21 AM

How much is a weekend ticket?


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Tyke
Date: 20 Apr 08 - 05:18 AM

I think Sam's Fokiedave's friend Cath he's a Lumber Jack but he's OK!


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Cath
Date: 20 Apr 08 - 05:37 AM

In reply to Sooz - we don't have such a thing as a weekend ticket.
If you look back a few posts you will find that I have listed the events where tickets are needed (and on sale) and where you can get them.
Get back to me if you need any more help.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: GUEST,PC at Picturedrome
Date: 20 Apr 08 - 12:57 PM

Whilst The John Cooper Clarke and Mark Radcliffe and The Family Mahone is nearing a sellout.The Nick Harper isnt doing as well [but its normally a decent ''walkup''...So if you want to go to both concerts, I'll give a 2.00 discount if anyone buys tickets for both nights..May 9 and May 10....this info will not be going anywhere else so if you arrive at the cinema and say ''MUDCAT May 9 and 10'' you will get 2.00 off,.........this is not applicable to the local tourist office.........


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Tyke
Date: 23 Apr 08 - 07:57 PM

http://www.holmfirthfestivaloffolk.co.uk/


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Cath
Date: 24 Apr 08 - 05:35 AM

The programme should be ready by tomorrow (Friday) lunchtime and will be on sale in the Tourist Information Office, The Library, Old Bridge and probably even more places. Only 1 for a very good read.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Saw Doctors Gig
From: GUEST,Alison
Date: 24 Apr 08 - 08:23 AM

I have 2 spare tickets to Saw Doctors Gig tomorrow 25 April. Call 01484-665000 ask for Alison - First come first served.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Cath
Date: 25 Apr 08 - 04:55 AM

The programme hits the streets today.
I remember well the days when we were stapling it together on Friday teatime as the first punters arrived - ah those were the days!
Let's hope nothing much changes between now and May 9th.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Tyke
Date: 29 Apr 08 - 11:46 AM

Not long to go now just getting packed for all this years festivals!


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: r.padgett
Date: 29 Apr 08 - 12:08 PM

So thats beer cans, guitar, car, soap and towel and petrol money Goerge then!

Ray


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: dozy rozy
Date: 29 Apr 08 - 04:00 PM

And dont forget the dancing shoes.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Apr 08 - 05:27 PM

And tea - Tyke makes a mean cup of tea!


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Soldier boy
Date: 29 Apr 08 - 05:50 PM

And singing voice and hollow legs (stray to The Nook for a brilliant range of real ales) and stamina and smiling eyes and a good heart. Stir well until well sozzled with a fixed smile and no cares in the world and that's the ingredients for a memorable weekend. A weekend not to be missed. You'll love it.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: GUEST,PC
Date: 29 Apr 08 - 07:42 PM

Oi' tyke..................''ALL'' this years festivals......?...You must have a massive pair of carbon feet..................


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Tyke
Date: 29 Apr 08 - 08:24 PM

No I do not have massive pair of Carbon Feet. I have a Low Carbon emission Car that can do 50 miles to the Gallon and a solar panel charging my Caravan Batteries when possible I Sail on Tall Ships to shanty festivals. I don't Fly off on foreign parts on package holidays or eat Scottish Salmon which has been flown from Scotland to China to be packaged and then flown back to Scotland to be distributed to shops in the UK and Europe. I also recycle my tea bags once used by giving them to Soldier Boy.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: dozy rozy
Date: 30 Apr 08 - 12:00 AM

Yes, Tyke,but you will increase the weight and mileage in the car, and hence petrol consumption,by insisting on taking that French woman everywhere.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Tyke
Date: 30 Apr 08 - 03:27 AM

I suspect a hint of jealousy! In that last post!


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: GUEST,PC
Date: 30 Apr 08 - 10:07 AM

Which is the raw nerve subject here...Tyke, Dozy Rozy, the Carbon footed French Woman,Carbon Woman, Fench carbon or just Carbon....,all of which seemingly will be present at this years festival..just curious


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Tyke
Date: 30 Apr 08 - 03:51 PM

The only Raw nerve is a Guest posting negativities when all I'm about is promoting Folk Events and Festivals.

I must admit you could be less subtle and posted to every Festival Thread Sorry I can't be with you as my Carbon Foot Print is too large.

As for the French Woman that travels round with me, what goes on is just between us however. I will honestly say that my French Compion has taken me to places that no other woman ever has and we have reach the Highest Plato's together. I can also assure you that Car Sharing is better for the environment in ways you have not even thought of.

Dozy rosy has been very understanding about our relationship as I have been open and honest with her from the start.

If you want to know more you will have to come to Holmfirth FF.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: dozy rozy
Date: 30 Apr 08 - 05:38 PM

Tyke, you must stop taking the french woman up on the moors to see the sheep.You were so exausted on the way to Hardraw you had to stop for a cup of tea.And nothings raw where Tyke's concerned.Everything goes in that frying pan of his.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: GUEST,PC
Date: 30 Apr 08 - 07:09 PM

Thank the planet we are all different.....


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Soldier boy
Date: 30 Apr 08 - 08:27 PM

Good grief Tyke! What's all this about you and your carbon footprint?
If I recall rightly last year at the Whitby Folk Week you had a small generator buzzing away by your caravan belching out fumes and disturbing the whole campsite! Green my ar.e!
I love you to bits Tyke but you shouldn't tell fibs. Honestly!!


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Tyke
Date: 01 May 08 - 03:43 AM

That was to cover up the sound of your snooring Soldier boy. lol


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 02 May 08 - 12:10 PM

Is the campsite full yet ?


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Cath
Date: 02 May 08 - 03:26 PM

Not on Monday it wasn't.
The booking form is on the web site which Tyke did a blue clicky for some time back - its holmfirthfestivaloffolk.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: r.padgett
Date: 03 May 08 - 03:52 AM

Yer turn yer back for a minute and all sorts of things happen, I've missed the plot again and George calm down! who is rocking yer boat here!

Ray


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Hamish
Date: 03 May 08 - 05:33 PM

This time next week it'll all be happenin'

~8^)


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: GUEST,pc
Date: 03 May 08 - 08:59 PM

Ive just read the last message...forgetting that the time is not our zone so to speak....Hamish....at five thirty three a.m.   I hope it is all happening.........


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Mr Happy
Date: 04 May 08 - 07:12 AM

Me & t'Fiends're contemplatin' this one.

Is it poss to just pay for campin' wi'out having to buy a ticket, like at Saddleworth?


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Cath
Date: 04 May 08 - 09:03 AM

Certainly is.
We don't have a 'ticket'.
Most events are free.
The only gigs you have to pay for are at the Picturedrome,(10 Friday and 15 Saturday) CragRats, (5 I think) the Ceilidh (7) and concerts in the Old Bridge Hotel (5).
The rest of the stuff in the pubs is free but you will be expected to put your hand in your pockets when buckets are passed among you.
Please come along - we've got the decent weather ordered!


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: GUEST,PC
Date: 04 May 08 - 11:21 AM

John Cooper Clarke tickets are nearly at an end, a notice will be going up on our website on Tuesday...You can still purchase tickets via the Picturedrome website...please note it is unlikely' that there will be any tickets on the door..


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Cath
Date: 05 May 08 - 12:30 PM

Land of the Summer Wine.
Holmfirth is in West Yorkshire about 6 miles from Huddersfield.

Update on programme - the Saturday night concert with Andi Neate, Roger Davies, Les Barker, Pete Morton, Mike Silver and Johnny Coppin has been put back 30 mins for logistical reasons. So it starts at 7.30 and goes on until 11.30. But still a bloody good concert and all for 5.

The camp site is in good condition and certainly not too dry and hard but equally it isn't too wet either. The hard area near the kids play area is a bit puddly but if the weather stays good that should dry out by Friday.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: GUEST,PC
Date: 05 May 08 - 03:59 PM

Sorry Cath I havent' a programme yet...Where are the flame throwing fire eating morris dancers on Saturday night and times.Ive told my little girl she must see em'..


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Cath
Date: 05 May 08 - 04:27 PM

Get round to the Old Bridge and buy one!
Mr Fox are round by the Methodist Chapel at dark - go there if you dare!


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: GUEST,pc
Date: 05 May 08 - 05:06 PM

can you be a little bit more specific.I will be at work and will be meeting up with my better half etc...[I dont do churches'..the methodist..is this the one by pioneer.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Cath
Date: 06 May 08 - 04:58 AM

It is the one that is beside the Co-op car park - where you give blood if you do that.
It will be around 9.00 but it needs to be dark so if darkness falls later than that please assume that it will probably be a little later.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Mr Happy
Date: 06 May 08 - 06:08 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holmfirth


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: GUEST,Duncan
Date: 06 May 08 - 06:40 AM

Old Bridge Fri eve concert for me - Along with m' fiddle player Anne from the band - can promise a singalong-a-chorus affair and a few larfs...
And what wi' Stan Accrington on just afore us....


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: GUEST,pc
Date: 06 May 08 - 07:37 AM

ta......Give blood, along with sweat ,tears and taxes


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Cath
Date: 06 May 08 - 11:26 AM

Has anyone seen the weather forecast for the weekend? It's promising to be warm and sunny - that's got to cheer me up after just having had my driver's door seriously damaged by someone driving down the road.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: GUEST,pc
Date: 07 May 08 - 07:40 PM

Rumour has it that Holmfirth is the place to be this weekend...well done to all those that acheived this status.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Cath
Date: 08 May 08 - 04:31 AM

The weather is set fair and the campsite is looking very pretty and comfortable!
Please do not just turn up and expect to get on the site. Space is limited and we don't want anyone to be disappointed. Since the good weather forecast numbers have gone up greatly so do please get in touch and book your space.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: GUEST,Sarah, Barnsley
Date: 08 May 08 - 05:17 AM

As well as the friday night folk club (in Stamps (with Ann Curran, Hamish Currie, FYRISH, us,Zoe Bottomley, Gilmore Roberts, Heather Woodhead and a couple of suprises - see http://www.myspace.com/barnsleyfolkclub for links to artists

) String Theory are also running a Very Informal session in the Cricket Club on Sat form 8pm, bring an instrument, a couple of songs or just buy us a drink ;) (not in the programme - arranged a couple of weeks ago)

Sarah x


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: ossonflags
Date: 08 May 08 - 05:50 AM

Can only get there Sunday sadly is there owt going on singaround wise?


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Tyke
Date: 08 May 08 - 07:34 AM

Yes Ossonflags you can't throw a stick with out hiting one at Holmfirth Festival. But don't expect and Early start after Ray Paget's Wiberly Woberly Walking Workshop on Saturday Night.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Splott Man
Date: 08 May 08 - 07:45 AM

Excitement is mounting...


Here we go....


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Splott Man
Date: 08 May 08 - 07:45 AM

100!

Oh yes!


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Black Diamond
Date: 08 May 08 - 09:40 AM

Sarah

where is the cricket club????

Lin


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Splott Man
Date: 08 May 08 - 09:46 AM

They use bats these days


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Cath
Date: 08 May 08 - 09:58 AM

Lin the cricket club is next to the bowling club which is next to the campsite. If you aren't camping it's just past the co-op and on the way down to the campsite by an unmade road next to the foundary.
Hope that's clear.
It's 5 minutes at most from the centre of town.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: GUEST,Sarah, Barnsley
Date: 08 May 08 - 10:06 AM

The cricket club is here: http://www.holmfirthcricketclub.org.uk/hcccontact.html

round the back of the co-op. If you are camping you won't be able to miss it as it is en-route between the camping and the town centre (by foot)


Just been to Stamps where we are having the friday night folk club to check the venue out - great for singarounds as the room is soundproofed.   The entrance to stamps is round the back of the postcard through the back yard from the co-op car park.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: glueman
Date: 08 May 08 - 01:26 PM

Lock up your daughters, the first tankard has been seen. It looks to be a good weekend and very, very warm. If you see a man with a banjo playing in the street don't say hello, I can't move my fingers and talk at the same time.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Hamish
Date: 08 May 08 - 03:32 PM

I'm pretty much packed and ready... It's gonna be great!!!

~8^)


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Tyke
Date: 08 May 08 - 05:40 PM

Carbon Foot Print


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: GUEST,PC
Date: 08 May 08 - 07:27 PM

1st class


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Cath
Date: 09 May 08 - 04:16 AM

Is that really Ed Pickford?
It's so different to what I remember of him way back in the 70s.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: r.padgett
Date: 09 May 08 - 04:41 AM

Stamps Saturday 1 to 4pm singaround hope to see you all there I'm running this one!

May stop over Sunday if I can! after concert

Mick McGarry if you get in the Nook you wont get out for a week!

Ray


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Black Diamond
Date: 09 May 08 - 09:29 AM

thanks for directions to Cricket club. yes we are camping so should see it on Saturday when we walk into town for the morris dancing.
if you see Rattlejag Morris please say hi to the frazzled looking melodeon player - - our main muso cant make it so theres only me!!!!! (apart from the percusion)
Lin


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Tyke
Date: 09 May 08 - 12:28 PM

Yes it's so unfair when you look just as lovly now as you did then Cath.
Right setting off now!


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Tyke
Date: 10 May 08 - 09:11 AM


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: r.padgett
Date: 12 May 08 - 03:15 AM

I'm back!

Too much to drink Saturday although I took it steady!

The weather was too good for England and the morris and longsword and garland dancers provided a spendid spectacle for tourists and folkies alike

Good to meet up with old fiends the heck contingent, Mick McGarry and Mary who came Sunday and Murph and Gwen

Les from Lincoln, Roy Clinging, Fyrish and Monologue John, Lindsay on pa and of course all the regular Holmfirthers and Committee, Ned and Patti, Brian Howard and the spoons and the catters, not to mention George [Tyke]and Dozy Rosy [Bev]

Carmichael are a very professional act with superb piping from Mark

Soundsphere four very distinct voices singing in a number of languages ~ at a folk festival! but very entertaining

o and yes I was one of two in the wibbly wobbly workshop ~ fell over ~ damage minimal fortunately [some say]

Met one or two new people and I will be checking out web sites shortly

Ray


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Hamish
Date: 12 May 08 - 03:21 AM

Total blast! Excellent weekend all round.

~8^)


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: GerryMc
Date: 12 May 08 - 04:55 AM


Fabulous weekend. Nice to see familiar faces (Barnsley on tour, Hamish) and some new ones too.

The Cricket Club singaround was well good.

I'm now catching up on sleep.



Gerry :-)


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: glueman
Date: 12 May 08 - 05:33 AM

Almost too much to see/hear. Well done to all concerned.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Black Diamond
Date: 12 May 08 - 05:50 AM

Hi

speaking as one of the Morris dancers, our lot would like to say what a great weekend we all had - the pusb, business and people of Holmfirth are so welcoming, the organising committee did a wonderful job and the campsite was excellent - it was a pleasure to be there
well done all involved

Lin


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: GUEST,DMcF & Anne B
Date: 12 May 08 - 06:21 AM

Thanks Cath for having us - we had a splendid Fri eve.
Cheers for organising it all - and thanks to all who gave you their support etc
Sorry we couldn't stay for the rest of the w/e - but as you know, we were booked at another fest, same w/e.
I trust (know) that a wonderful Sat and Sun was enjoyed by all there in Holmfirth.

I stood onstage with m' band at the Picturedrome at your first one
of this era and called it the 'People's Fest' - it sure is!
Long may you continue - Keep it going lass!
All the very best - Duncan (for Anne too) xx


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: GUEST,Guest Ian Green
Date: 12 May 08 - 07:00 AM

Thanks to the organisers, the artists, the bar staff, the stewards who did such a first class job, the singers in singarounds, the dancers, the choir, the curate and vicar at Holy Trinity, little George and the Great Spirit, your God or the eco sytem, whichever, you choose to believe for the glorious weather . The whole weekend was absolutely excellent, of course, now I am skint but happy.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Tyke
Date: 12 May 08 - 08:36 AM

There where a couple of injuries after the Wibberly Wobberly Walking Workshop I am informed by the Festival Committee that are not thinking of Cancelling this event which is good news. Instead they are going to include it in the official program of events for next year.

The incial findings of the Health and Safety Executive, who's Officers are based in the Nook, was that at least one of the incidents was caused by Ray Padgett failing to turn up for the rehearsal of Wibberly Wobberly Walking Workshop on the Friday Night. When, as a safety precaution, the Barnsley Lads waited in the pub until first light before attempting to go over the route. When Ray went off on a shortened route, on the Saturday Night he attempted his assent starting from the Cricket Club he failed to Wibble when he should have and then wobbled instead. This caused my own personal tent, I found on my return to the Campsite, to be completely flattened. Other campers on the site heard the sound of the air rushing from the inside of my tent. Realizing that this was more than Ray's normal flatulance heard during his return to the Campsite rushed to Ray's aid.

The Barnsley Folk Club are organizing a charity Concert to raise funds to help any poor unfortunate Field Mice, Hedgehogs or other small mammals that may have been injured during this years event.
Ray is having a Stanner Stair Lift installed as he say's he is finding the steep clime into his sleeping bags more and more difficult each year.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Tyke
Date: 12 May 08 - 08:48 AM

Can anyone help! Dozy rosy has just told me that she has lost her paper and comb at the festival. Anyone finding it should return it to the Nook. I suggested that she should just go to Woolworth's and buy another but she informed me that this was her Special Comb it's a Martin! Model Number DB5! Dozyrosy say's that she will just have to rely on her Gibson Shaky Egg at Sheply unless it is returned or she can find a replacement.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: dozy rozy
Date: 12 May 08 - 09:42 AM

I shall be playing the fool at Shepley.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Cath
Date: 12 May 08 - 10:51 AM

I don't think you'll be alone!!


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: GUEST,Ned at work
Date: 12 May 08 - 10:55 AM

Can I just say that War and Peace really enjoyed holding up the traffic at intervals throughout saturday!


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: GUEST,PC
Date: 12 May 08 - 05:07 PM

What a good do........apolagies for giving James Cannon a bottle of Jamesons in the 'Y' bar[this was about the only thing I did wrong]..[which he sank on the spot]...I thought I had better leave.......but well done to all concerned for this weekend it wer' great....


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Dame Pattie Smith EPNS
Date: 12 May 08 - 05:49 PM

Thank you Cath and all of Holmfirth for a WONDERFUL weekend. Splotty and I had a briliant time. We especially enjoyed War and Peace, Mr Fox (pure theatre), the egyptian dancers, meeting other mudcatters (ray padgett, dozy rozy etc.) and of course the SPOONS WORKSHOP. The weather was brilliant and so was the local fish and chip shop (the best fishcake I ever had for breakfast on Sunday morning!!) Speaking to other Mudcatters, it was suggested how about a Mudgather at the festival like we do down South. It's a lot of fun and just needs a catter from up there to organise it in a friendly hostelry in the town. Hwyl (have fun) Pattie and Ned


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Cath
Date: 12 May 08 - 06:00 PM

To all the artists who have left comments here -
I'm so glad, as are we all, that you have all enjoyed yourself - you aren't just saying it so that you will get asked back are you?
No but seriously I was a bit concerned that you might take it personally that so many people chose to stay outside and enjoy the sunshine rather than sit inside and listen to wonderful music.
I think I managed to catch at least a bit of just about everyone's spot in the Old Bridge and I made it to some of the pub stuff - we've had some excellent music performed by some lovely people. Even Hamish managed to pull out the stops for an audience of 1 on Sunday afternoon. Thank you Hamish, and Deidre, thank you for being that one.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: GUEST,Ernie.
Date: 12 May 08 - 07:04 PM

Impossible to imagine the amount of alcahol James Cannon and his crew swallowed, resulting in a slurred and sad rendition of what we would regard of folf music, sad to see a guy who could normally play pretty good sounded terrible, brutal. Terible band, brutal performane.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Hamish
Date: 13 May 08 - 01:44 AM

Hey! One when I started, maybe. But many times that before I'd finished. Including stewards, MC, soundman and next act, we were comfortably into double figures.

Next year, bring back the cold and the rain. ;-)


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: r.padgett
Date: 13 May 08 - 04:31 AM

I am suffering memory loss, well I think I must be

Probable cause MCs seen but not heard as they always should be!

Tues am text message from Tyke at 1am! changing his phone number ~ am I bovvered, well no as I had just in from Beverley fc

the bruises are just coming out

Hope George Papavgeris had a good un at Barnsley fc

Ray

see you next year!


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: BusyBee Paul
Date: 13 May 08 - 04:47 AM

Not the first time I've been an audience of one either!. Just call me "appreciative", it sounds better!.

Another great Holmfirth weekend, good music, good fun, good beer, good food and good weather. Oh, and best friends too plus a few new ones.

Sheer bliss.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Tyke
Date: 13 May 08 - 05:29 AM

I know it was 1 am Ray I waited up especially for you just to make sure you had wibbled and wobbled you way home safely from the Barnsley Folk Club. A lot of people show a lot of concern including PC Guest who I had to reassure that no Hamsters had been injured during the Wibberly Wobberly Working Workshop causing you to increase your Carbon Foot Print (see previous posts).

Whitby Folk Week is apparently, I was told off the record, thinking of adding an Extreme Wibberly Wobberly Workshop starting at the top of 199 steps. Personally I think this will be a none starter as this would involve getting the Barnsley Lads out of every Public House and Club on Church Street and up the first step.

I will be busy for the next few days writing the Wibberly Wobberly Workshop Marching Song. To the Tune of McAlpines Fusiliers so far I have some of the first verse!

As down the Glen came Ray Padgett's Men with their instruments slung behind them.
They wobbled away till nearly break of the day picking up Ray Padgett when they found him...............


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: GUEST
Date: 13 May 08 - 05:38 AM

People may think it is beer that makes Ray wibberly wobberly, however, I have it on good authority it is the after effects of close proximity to Dozy Rosy - will the lad ever learn!
john


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: GUEST,Sarah, Barnsley
Date: 13 May 08 - 06:37 AM

oops,


ha ha ha, looking forward to the rest of those lyrics Tyke.

The Friday night Folk Club in Stamps was a most enjoyable occasion - with Hamish, FYRISH, String Theory and Zoe Bottomley, and floorspots from Heather Woodhead, and Steph Shaw and Leon O'Doherty (both Music students at Huddersfield University Centre Barnsley). We were a festival guest short so we extended Gilmore Roberts' spot(again from Barnsley) who covered more than abley!

Dead chuffed as a group of Lads from the Cricket Club stayed all night on the Saturday. It ended up evolving into a folk-club, rather than the session we planned. Padgetts singing was amazing (just before he fell over), and it was great to have Ani and Gerry there too.

Interestingly enough, according to posters in the bar the CC used to have their own song that the captain used to sing at the end of the season - I think they should see if they can find someone who can remember it.

S


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Tyke
Date: 13 May 08 - 07:32 AM

I had forgotten about Ray's dancing with DozyRosy Guest! Perhaps a Wibberly Wobberly Ceilidh might be on the Cards for next years Holmfirth.

Feel free to add some of your own verse to the Barnsley Wibberly Wobberly Song Sarah, as I seem to keep going off track. Mind you not as off track as Ray Padgett went on Saturday Night.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: dozy rozy
Date: 13 May 08 - 10:56 AM

He was imagining dancing with me when he walzed off into thin air.And came to earth with a bang.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: GerryMc
Date: 13 May 08 - 07:38 PM


I thought the Cricket Club was rather good. They were an affable bunch who know now there is more to folk music that Kum By Ya (sp) and Irish Rover. And the away team were def in love with our Zoe!

I forced me geetar on Steph at the folk club on Saturday and she sang Luka. What an amazing singer; makes the hairs stand up on the back of me neck. And beautifully subtle guitar playing too!

Barnsley has an amazing track record for talent (and not just the household names). There must be summat in t'watter.

Thanks to everyone who helped make it a great weekend.

Sorry we couldn't get to see GP at the Shaw but I had some stuff to do that wouldn't wait

See y'all soon

Gerry :-)


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: r.padgett
Date: 14 May 08 - 03:29 AM

I really didn't know I had so many friends and i've just laffed me socks off at the comments (truly)

yes Barnsley is on the folk map somehow, even Jim Potter has returned to playing and Dave Burland available too and Johnny Booker to boot!

We can even claim some credit for the Arctic Monkeys some of whom attended Barnsley College music dept as did Steph Shaw [very keen to play] and Dom Dudill who plays with the Sinner and James Cannon also from Barnsley, Dom was also at Barnsley College music dept

there is an active group too out of PADS with Chris McShane whose daughter Rachel plays with Bellowhead!

Jamie Roberts and Katrina Gilmore are another excellent young duo as well as Jamie being in Kerfuful and Kat in Tiny Tin ladies

So there you have it!!

Finish the verses then George me old!

Ray


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Tyke
Date: 14 May 08 - 07:45 AM

Working on it Ray but I got the tune of I'm a Mole in a hole stuck in my head for some reason.
George


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: r.padgett
Date: 14 May 08 - 07:49 AM

I pehaps ought to know that tune George! bet you had me in mind

Ray


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Hamish
Date: 18 May 08 - 06:50 AM

I've put a few YouTubes up (all with the participants' approval):

Lamb and Flag Rapper Morris

Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts:
So Long
All Among the Barley
Middle of May
Pleased to Meet You
I Don't Want to Say Goodbye

Enjoy!

~8^)


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Cath
Date: 18 May 08 - 11:48 AM

Just had a look.
Were Jamie and Kathryn at Stamps? It all looks very quaint.
There's also one of Alun Parry singing Patsy at the White Hart when I looked. I know it was Holmfirth because I recognised his 'turn' tag!
I don't understand how it all works because there's stuff from James Cannon but not from Holmfirth - it's all a mystery to me.
Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: Hamish
Date: 18 May 08 - 03:28 PM

Yes - Jamie and Katriona did the last half hour at Stamps.


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Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk
From: GUEST,Sarah, Barnsley
Date: 11 Jun 08 - 11:31 AM

The Lamb and Flag Rapper Morris were amazing - they came into the Nook on sat and did just about that dance in the pool room!

I've (finally)put our pics up on myspace - http://www.myspace.com/barnsleyfolkclub

s


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