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Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale

My guru always said 12 Apr 08 - 04:32 PM
cold feet 12 Apr 08 - 04:26 PM
GUEST 12 Apr 08 - 01:17 PM
Sue the Borderer 12 Apr 08 - 09:36 AM
My guru always said 11 Apr 08 - 05:32 PM
Merek'n'Dary 11 Apr 08 - 12:34 PM
My guru always said 09 Apr 08 - 02:23 PM
alanww 09 Apr 08 - 01:00 PM
Snuffy 08 Apr 08 - 08:33 PM
bubblyrat 08 Apr 08 - 06:45 PM
Herga Kitty 08 Apr 08 - 04:26 PM
Herga Kitty 08 Apr 08 - 04:25 PM
My guru always said 08 Apr 08 - 03:58 PM
The Unicorn Man 08 Apr 08 - 03:52 PM
John MacKenzie 08 Apr 08 - 02:37 PM
Merek'n'Dary 08 Apr 08 - 02:34 PM
cold feet 08 Apr 08 - 01:53 PM
Cap n' Ella 08 Apr 08 - 11:50 AM
Herga Kitty 07 Apr 08 - 03:33 PM
Phot 07 Apr 08 - 03:21 PM
Herga Kitty 07 Apr 08 - 03:18 PM
The Unicorn Man 07 Apr 08 - 03:06 PM
Merek'n'Dary 07 Apr 08 - 02:06 PM
Jock O' Dreams 07 Apr 08 - 12:21 PM
Seaking 07 Apr 08 - 06:42 AM
r.padgett 07 Apr 08 - 04:18 AM
Wild Flying Dove 07 Apr 08 - 03:53 AM
Richard Atkins 06 Apr 08 - 07:32 PM
My guru always said 06 Apr 08 - 06:02 PM
GUEST 06 Apr 08 - 04:28 PM
Herga Kitty 06 Apr 08 - 02:42 PM
Mrs Scarecrow 06 Apr 08 - 02:42 PM
Mrs Scarecrow 04 Apr 08 - 10:14 AM
Herga Kitty 03 Apr 08 - 02:53 PM
GUEST,wild flying dove 03 Apr 08 - 02:41 PM
Merek'n'Dary 03 Apr 08 - 02:10 PM
bubblyrat 03 Apr 08 - 10:17 AM
My guru always said 03 Apr 08 - 10:09 AM
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GUEST 02 Apr 08 - 08:59 AM
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Merek'n'Dary 31 Mar 08 - 04:32 PM
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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: My guru always said
Date: 12 Apr 08 - 04:32 PM

By the way, I haven't titled the piccies yet, but some were taken by Jock 'o Dreams & some are from Seaking! And a couple are mine *grin*


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: cold feet
Date: 12 Apr 08 - 04:26 PM

Thanks for the welcome Sue - I always love dancing with you - you soon knock me into shape when I can't remember left from right (which is most of the time really) and I just love wielding my stick and the satisfying thwack that ensues - what I lack in style I make up for with enthusiam!

There is no better way to warm cold feet that a bit of border morris! or none that I can mention here anyway!

Can't wait for Crediton - see you there.

Cold Feet


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Apr 08 - 01:17 PM

Pictures are Fab Hils really enjoyed them thanks
Ann


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: Sue the Borderer
Date: 12 Apr 08 - 09:36 AM

Welcome to Mudcat Sally (Cold Feet)... and a very appropriate name it is too, after that white weekend!

And yes, I was surprised about the lampshades too.

Thanks to all who danced and played .... and for a great weekend singing.

Sue


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: My guru always said
Date: 11 Apr 08 - 05:32 PM

Here's a link to the snow piccies!!! (you can probably ignore the sheep)


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: Merek'n'Dary
Date: 11 Apr 08 - 12:34 PM

The winning caption was something like " Nick was really pleased when the daffodil bulbs he planted in infant school finally came up!"

Other good ones were "Local Councillor found inebriated in flowerbed" which Nick thought was too much like the truth! My favourite was "Garden Gnomes are getting bigger these days!"

Hope to see some of you at Oxford tomorrow.... only going for the day, but will certainly be making the most of Crediton next weekend. Have sorted out our fancy dress for the Mad Hatters Teaparty today!

Merek'n'Dary


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: My guru always said
Date: 09 Apr 08 - 02:23 PM

How could I have missed all you Catters? I knew you were there of course, but my list-making ability doesn't seem to be working very well does it? The Register was taken at the start of the Sunday morning session & of course you weren't there Alan, you were miles away!

The small port-sharing facility (or Tardis as it really should be known) survived both late night sessions & Richard managed to get it off the field with his usual aplomb. All empty bottles have now been deposited into the local recycling facility & the caravan will be 'mucked out' this weekend ready for the next festival. We're indoor camping at Crediton, so where will the next 5 o'clock club be held?

ps. fantastic news that the 1st Fundraiser did actually make funds, well done Merek'n'Dary!!


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: alanww
Date: 09 Apr 08 - 01:00 PM

Yes, I was there too, Hil.
Well down Derek & Mary. You even provided some pretty snow for the Sunday morning. For the record, I did manage to get off the site in my campervan in virgin snow and to get to Alcester ok, part of which iunvolved going down Sunrising Hill (which is one in six with a very sharp hairpin bend). At Alcester I was the Minstral (I've never been one of those before!) for The Order of the Bredvin Knights for their procession to and ceremony in the Town Hall.
BTW, glad you made a profit!
Thanks also to Richard & Hil for the cheese and for the port-sharing facility, ie their small caravan!
"Clouds are upon ...!"
Alan
X


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: Snuffy
Date: 08 Apr 08 - 08:33 PM

and alanww
and Sue the Borderer


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: bubblyrat
Date: 08 Apr 08 - 06:45 PM

Kitty ---it was me wot mentioned Oxford !! It said "Guest" as I was on WFD 's computer at the time !! See you both there, I hope
       Roger...


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 08 Apr 08 - 04:26 PM

And PaulaT!


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 08 Apr 08 - 04:25 PM

Cap'n'ella!


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: My guru always said
Date: 08 Apr 08 - 03:58 PM

It'll be something very clever & witty if it's a Cap'n'ella caption!!!

Am reminded that I haven't put up the Register yet, here it is:

Merek'n'Dary
my guru always said
Richard Atkins
Unicorn Man
Jock 'o Dreams
North/South Annie
Seaking
Wild Flying Dove
bubblyrat
Cold Feet (now registered)
alcestermarje
Mr & Mrs Scarecrow
Noreen
Herga Kitty
Snuffy
Selchie - (RS)

I'm sure there were more Catters there, who have I missed?


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: The Unicorn Man
Date: 08 Apr 08 - 03:52 PM

What did the winning caption say?


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 08 Apr 08 - 02:37 PM

I spent a very pleasant 3 hours in Banbury yesterday.

G


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: Merek'n'Dary
Date: 08 Apr 08 - 02:34 PM

Your points are definitely taken in about the catering Kitty, and we have some ideas for cheaper options if we do this again.
The caption competition was won by Cap n'Ella, who I think also won this at Old Keepers weekend. A bottle of Fusty Ferret is winging its way to them at Crediton!
Merek'n'Dary


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: cold feet
Date: 08 Apr 08 - 01:53 PM

Hello I'm a mudcat virgin and want to thank you all, especially Mary and Derek for a great weekend at the golf club - thank you both for ordering the snow that nearly demolished my tent - in truth it was fun! I loved the singing - its inspired me to do some unaccompanied stuff too.

Thanks to Sue too for the border morris - I don't know how we didn't take out the lampshades!

Rapper was good too although there were a few near decapitations.

I know Alan and Jeremy enjoyed it too.

See you at Crediton.

Sallyx


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: Cap n' Ella
Date: 08 Apr 08 - 11:50 AM

Well done M&D, it was a really good weekend, great singing, good company and a lovely atmosphere - sometimes it just works doesn't it.

Just a shame that the beer had run out by Saturday evening but at least they'll know how much we're able to consume for next time! (if there's going to be one).

Looking forward to seeing everyone again at Crediton or maybe even at Bideford Folk club where we're singing on the Thursday evening.

Tony & lesley


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 07 Apr 08 - 03:33 PM

Phot - I expect there will be tickets, but here are contact details You'll want to check availability of camping, too.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: Phot
Date: 07 Apr 08 - 03:21 PM

Sorry we missed it, sounds like it was a fab weekend. I wonder if ther are still tickets are still available for Crediton?

Wassail!! Chris


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 07 Apr 08 - 03:18 PM

Since we all had such a good time, it's a great relief to hear that it's made a bit of money for the festival.

The catering was better in quality than I hoped or expected, but there's an issue for next time (if you do a next time) over the size of the portions for the amount paid.... probably worth indicating sample menus in the pre-event publicity when asking people to pre-book?

Kitty

PS Thanks to Guest for reminder about Oxford next weekend - will there be a Mudgather, as we're thinking of paying a visit?


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: The Unicorn Man
Date: 07 Apr 08 - 03:06 PM

Cheers Derick and Mary. Great weekend. Hope to see you all soon. Don't forget Winkwell weekend second bank holiday in May. Be great to see some or all of you there. Details in The Unicorn Magazine. PS who won the caption comp?


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: Merek'n'Dary
Date: 07 Apr 08 - 02:06 PM

So glad you all enjoyed it! And what a relief, we managed to come out on top .... despite the expense of the caterer and made about £500 towards the Festival in October. Thanks for all of you that supported us by buying food, raffle tickets and taking part in the sweepstake and caption competition, not to mention the illicit soup kitchen. The snow was quite something wasn't it? Please please send any photos especially of our two lovely snowmen so that we can put them on the Festival website.

Most of all thank you for the lovely singing and for the rapper and border morris dancing .... but we don't think enough snowballs were thrown! (We can say that now we are safely back in our warm house!)

See you at Crediton - Derek's birthday to be celebrated at the Mad Hatters Teaparty!

Merek'n'Dary


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: Jock O' Dreams
Date: 07 Apr 08 - 12:21 PM

Many thanks to all who made it possible but especially to Merek & Dairy. It was a very memorable week-end!! The first time I have built a snowman in decades!! I have posted some pics on Facebook and if anybody wants a copy please pm me your e-mail. Looking forward to seeing most of you all again at Crediton!!


                            Jim


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: Seaking
Date: 07 Apr 08 - 06:42 AM

A great weekend airing the vocals, nice to see everyone including a few people I hadn't seen for a year or two. I too enjoyed the Friday port and cheese session, hope my snoring didn't annoy anyone !

Still getting over the shock of waking up in a half collapsed igloo on Sunday morning. I have a few snowy type pics - if anyone wants a copy please pm me your email address.


Many thanks Derek and Mary, hope you enjoyed it too after all the organising and hard work. Looking forward to (hopefully) the main Banbury Fest later in year.


Chris


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: r.padgett
Date: 07 Apr 08 - 04:18 AM

Glad you all had a good time despite reports of snow falls etc!

More power to your elbow Derek! and Mary good work

Must get down there some time

Ray


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: Wild Flying Dove
Date: 07 Apr 08 - 03:53 AM

Yes, many many thanks to Derek and Mary for a great weekend, and to all the fanatastic singers who came along, and to who ever arranged the beautiful beautiful snow - the view across the hedge and fields from my caravan door was spectacular! Also of course, many many thanks to Hils and Richard for their fine hospitality - really enjoyed the Friday late night port, cheese, singing and company, (though not necessarily in that order) - what I can remember of it anyway! But have to admit to feeling a little worse for wear the morning after! Will try to do better at Crediton so I can enjoy Saturday more! See you all there.


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: Richard Atkins
Date: 06 Apr 08 - 07:32 PM

Well that was good,thanks Merek & Dairy. I am a tad worried that after Easter snow, is it the trend now! Global warming or blame Hills and myself for starting this winter event theme for weather :>)
The Port cheese sessions in our caravan till five AM were wonderful,my freind Ken Stephens enyoyed it next door ;no complaints there ! I trust we didnt make too many suffer the next day.My late arrival at lunchtime sings has bee duly noted :>(
All thanks again to Derek and Mary!!
PS. Pics of the snow I slept through please !


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: My guru always said
Date: 06 Apr 08 - 06:02 PM

Wonderful weekend, topped off by the Snowman building workshop *grin* Excellent venue, landlord, company & singing, just loved it. Home safely but a bit knackered due to the 5 o'clock clubs being held in the caravan.

Will attempt to put some piccies up asap & link them here. Many thanks to Merek'n'Dary & all their elves for this, hope it'll happen again!


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Apr 08 - 04:28 PM

Made it off the grass thanks to sound technical advice from Richard, viz. hitch up with car at an angle to the caravan,and pull away carefully in 2nd gear------worked a treat !! Great weekend, with loads of gratifying harmony -singing ---Oxford next weekend, then Crediton-----Hooray !!


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 06 Apr 08 - 02:42 PM

Big thanks to Merek'n'Dary, and everyone who came, MC'd, sang, sold raffle tickets - for a fabuluous weekend. Lots of good singing and much fun - big thanks to the Drayton golf club too!

I hope all the vans made it safely off the campsite, despite wet grass and general lack of traction.

Looking forward to seeing many of you again soon at Crediton.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: Mrs Scarecrow
Date: 06 Apr 08 - 02:42 PM

What a great week end Dave and I both really enjoyed it was great seeing those of you who were there what a fabulous load of talent all together in one place.
Ann


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: Mrs Scarecrow
Date: 04 Apr 08 - 10:14 AM

Port and cheese packed together with small furry auditioner for position of temporary mudcat(see Crediton Mudgather thread) Looking forward to seeing you all
Ann


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 02:53 PM

The 3-day tube strike has been called off, hurray, so I'm taking tomorrow off work as originally planned and will arrive with Derek! Still no tickets though....

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: GUEST,wild flying dove
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 02:41 PM

Hi Derek and Mary,

I didn't get in touch about food because I htought that we only needed to let you know if we wanted food. We don't as we are self-catering in the caravan.

Am really looking forward to having a great sing and meeting up with everyone.   Am also looking forward to Hilary's cheese and port - I will be bringing a contribution!

Any news about being able to stay on Sunday?

See you tomorrow,
Love Karen xxx


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: Merek'n'Dary
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 02:10 PM

Sorry if people have been having ticket problems. We definitely sent them out to you Kitty. Anyway we do know who's coming - we have a list and who has paid so not a problem!

Bet they are not that efficient in Terminal 5!

Looking forward to seeing you all at the weekend.

Merek'n'Dary


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: bubblyrat
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 10:17 AM

We may have a bottle of smelly port to bring !


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: My guru always said
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 10:09 AM

Don't forget to go to the Banbury website & print off the map for this weekend!

I'm hoping there'll be some late night caravan port & cheese sessions, I have a tub of very smelly cheeses which need devouring *grin* Really looking forward it!!


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 02 Apr 08 - 04:12 PM

I'm kind of relying on that, Guru, especially as Derek (B not D) and I will probably be arriving separately.....

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: My guru always said
Date: 02 Apr 08 - 04:08 PM

Don't worry!! I'm sure Merek'n'Dary will know who's coming & who's paid and will welcome everyone this weekend!


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: r.padgett
Date: 02 Apr 08 - 03:13 PM

Terminal 5 job I reckon!!

Ray


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 02 Apr 08 - 03:10 PM

No sign of tickets - I wonder if the Royal Mail has lost them!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: Mrs Scarecrow
Date: 02 Apr 08 - 02:49 PM

We left a message on the Ansa phone hope it worked


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Apr 08 - 08:59 AM

Our tickets have arrived.

See you there!


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 31 Mar 08 - 04:40 PM

Tickets have still not arrived, but we'll be there anyway! I PM'd food order last night, so hope you've got it...

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: Merek'n'Dary
Date: 31 Mar 08 - 04:32 PM

Hi you mudcatters

Its shaping up to be a great weekend. Lets hope we get some lovely spring weather now.

We still need people to let us know about their catering requirements. Today was the deadline so I have had to confirm the caterer anyway, so I hope you are all wanting food ... as it could work out expensive for us if you don't! There will be a choice of 2 meat options and a veggie option for main meals plus breakfasts and we will have rolls and cake available during the day on Saturday.

Still a few tickets left by the way. Daytrippers welcome too!Details on the website - See link in Guru's message. She's much better at this sort of thing than I am.

Bye for now Dary or am I Merek? Split personality again!


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: GUEST,wild flying dove
Date: 30 Mar 08 - 05:45 PM

twas ever the way, but so long as I can sing....


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: My guru always said
Date: 30 Mar 08 - 03:54 PM

Sort yourselves out will you???? Talk about a split personality!!


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: bubblyrat
Date: 30 Mar 08 - 03:51 PM

whoops - it was wild flying dove that posted the last message, not bubblyrat!


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Subject: RE: Banbury Festival Fundraiser Song & Ale
From: bubblyrat
Date: 30 Mar 08 - 03:49 PM

Hi Hils, you might like to hear the version Roger and I do of Heron as well!!!


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