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folk day at the crayford arms crayford

melodeonboy 16 Oct 08 - 09:30 AM
GUEST,Girl Friday 16 Oct 08 - 12:56 PM
Richard Bridge 16 Oct 08 - 01:23 PM
VirginiaTam 16 Oct 08 - 01:43 PM
Kev The Clogs 16 Oct 08 - 03:03 PM
growler 16 Oct 08 - 03:21 PM
growler 16 Oct 08 - 04:30 PM
Lady Raffles 17 Oct 08 - 05:35 AM
romany man 17 Oct 08 - 11:40 AM
GUEST,Pete The Hat 17 Oct 08 - 03:51 PM
Girl Friday 17 Oct 08 - 07:49 PM
GUEST,Pete The Pointy Hat 17 Oct 08 - 09:04 PM
romany man 18 Oct 08 - 10:41 AM
Girl Friday 18 Oct 08 - 02:09 PM
romany man 20 Oct 08 - 05:01 AM
GUEST,Essex Girl 20 Oct 08 - 08:30 AM
breezy 20 Oct 08 - 12:22 PM
romany man 20 Oct 08 - 01:22 PM
Richard Bridge 20 Oct 08 - 07:39 PM
melodeonboy 21 Oct 08 - 03:59 AM
Richard Bridge 21 Oct 08 - 07:13 AM
GUEST,Pete the Hat 21 Oct 08 - 07:19 AM
GUEST,woodsie 21 Oct 08 - 09:53 AM
romany man 21 Oct 08 - 09:53 AM
Richard Bridge 21 Oct 08 - 10:33 AM
melodeonboy 21 Oct 08 - 10:34 AM
melodeonboy 21 Oct 08 - 10:36 AM
Girl Friday 21 Oct 08 - 12:34 PM
romany man 21 Oct 08 - 12:49 PM
romany man 22 Oct 08 - 02:43 PM
dilligafxx 22 Oct 08 - 03:10 PM
dilligafxx 22 Oct 08 - 03:12 PM
romany man 22 Oct 08 - 06:54 PM
GUEST,woodsie 23 Oct 08 - 07:34 AM
GUEST,Pete the Hat 23 Oct 08 - 08:27 AM
GUEST 23 Oct 08 - 08:43 AM
fisheye 23 Oct 08 - 09:47 AM
romany man 23 Oct 08 - 03:53 PM
GUEST 23 Oct 08 - 04:15 PM
romany man 24 Oct 08 - 06:27 AM
GUEST,Motley Muso 24 Oct 08 - 08:37 AM
GUEST 24 Oct 08 - 02:15 PM
romany man 25 Oct 08 - 03:54 AM
DMcG 25 Oct 08 - 05:29 AM
GUEST,Pete the hat 25 Oct 08 - 06:31 PM
GUEST,Pete the hat 25 Oct 08 - 06:37 PM
romany man 26 Oct 08 - 04:57 AM
fisheye 26 Oct 08 - 06:11 AM
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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: melodeonboy
Date: 16 Oct 08 - 09:30 AM

"That's Girl Friday... give credit where it is due. Clue is in the name. Girl "Friday" = allusion to Robinson Crusoe's "Man Friday" so regarded as an assistant known for getting the job (any job) done."

The true story is somewhat different:

Robinson Crusoe was rather partial to coconuts. He enjoyed both the flesh and the milk, and would sometimes use coconut in the curries that he made for gourmet evenings where he and and Man Friday would sit and eat good food and discuss the finer things in life as the sun set over the open sea. Man Friday therefore spent a not inconsiderable amount of time up in the coconut trees, where he would cut the coconuts from the trees and let them fall to the ground. After a while Man Friday came to love the random beats that the coconuts made when they hit the ground, and he had an idea! He thought that if he made a wooden frame from the plentiful supply of wood on the island and then killed one of the island goats and took its skin, he could pull the skin over the frame and when he hit it it would make a percussive sound just like that of the coconuts hitting the ground randomly. He would be able to reproduce the sound he loved without having to bust a gut shinning up a coconut tree!

And so it was that Man Friday became what we now refer to as a drummer, although he was destined to produce only beats of a completely random nature. This did not greatly please Robinson Crusoe as it distracted him from his melodic lap steel playing, and he would often huff and puff and take his instrument to the other side of the island.

Man Friday's drumming style did, however, have its disciples, and even today, in deepest Kent (especially in the Orpington area), it is still possible to hear exponents of the Man Friday drumming style.


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: GUEST,Girl Friday
Date: 16 Oct 08 - 12:56 PM

Magical as this story is. Melodeon Boy obviously has nothing better to do with himself. Man Friday's drumming is a defence mechanism against melodeon players with loud shirts which can, as you know, deafen and blind people in one foul swoop from 500 yards.
This is the real explanation of why I'm GF. I have run Orpington FRIDAY Folk since 1987. However, Tam's has a ring of truth, in that I do try to help you all, and for some reason people think that I am the person to ask about anything and everything folk in Kent.


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 16 Oct 08 - 01:23 PM

But against the fiddleborg, resistance is futile.


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 16 Oct 08 - 01:43 PM

Say what? fiddleborg? Googling this word produced only 2 hits. This thread and someone's freenet site (in German).


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: Kev The Clogs
Date: 16 Oct 08 - 03:03 PM

Melodeon Boy - that was a truely wonderous tale - I will learn it and regale others with it's wise words on future occasions, probably when large amounts of alcohol have been consumed!!

Still waiting to see if Gundulf's are able to get a side together(!) Still, you will certainly have Dilligaf and me.


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: growler
Date: 16 Oct 08 - 03:21 PM

If Melodeon Boy isn't busy collecting coconuts, Ruff and Reddy should be there


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: growler
Date: 16 Oct 08 - 04:30 PM

Just spoken to the shirt murderer, Ruff and Reddy will be there for the afternoon session. Please dont ask him why we wont be there for the evening, or you will be lambasted with various promototions for 'Jumbo Gumbo'


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: Lady Raffles
Date: 17 Oct 08 - 05:35 AM

Sounds like it will be a good day. Have just noticed that Tony and Lesley will be there and as we're staying with them that weekend we'll come along as well, thats if we have survived the Capella hospitality it sometimes take's a day or two to recover, we might be in need of a hair of the dog (or ferret).


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: romany man
Date: 17 Oct 08 - 11:40 AM

the dogs will be there the ferrets will be there seamus the bloody great hoss will be there, god whatever the hair of you need we can probably supply it. the landlords are back from thier hols on tues day so will tell them they can expect to be invaded, hope you all have a good day, as i said at the start, its a free day, so what you make it is what it will be,


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: GUEST,Pete The Hat
Date: 17 Oct 08 - 03:51 PM

Well done to Lisa from the Hood Iam pleased you are coming I do not go to the Hood no more. In all respects most folk at the Hood are ok and nice people but you always find one or two who are not and rude to boot. Put me off going.


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: Girl Friday
Date: 17 Oct 08 - 07:49 PM

Pete - the way to deal with Hooded rude people is to give them the evil eye from under one's pointy hat.


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: GUEST,Pete The Pointy Hat
Date: 17 Oct 08 - 09:04 PM

Romany Man I will post the remaining flyers to the Crayford Arms.
so they can hang em about the place. Be there by Tuesday

!!!Pointy Hat ? Girl Friday
"Who do you think Iam Puppa Bloody Smirf?


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: romany man
Date: 18 Oct 08 - 10:41 AM

cheers they will be back by tuesday.


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: Girl Friday
Date: 18 Oct 08 - 02:09 PM

Pete ..Wasn't referring to you, but if the hat fits ! I have the evil eye and the pointy hat if required.


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: romany man
Date: 20 Oct 08 - 05:01 AM

sar far shep neame have promised 7 barrels of gravity fed beers for the day, all outside brewers, but they wont give us any names, oh well sheps usually supply good uns, so come and help us drink them, should be a good day


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: GUEST,Essex Girl
Date: 20 Oct 08 - 08:30 AM

Lets hope they supply some 'Late Red' - lovely autumn beer!! I might be a bit late as I have to drop my son off in Canterbury, but I've told him he'll have to get up early!!


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: breezy
Date: 20 Oct 08 - 12:22 PM

Whats the date again please ?


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: romany man
Date: 20 Oct 08 - 01:22 PM

its the 9th of november, easy to get to good friendly pub, no collections no itineries, just a great day for all


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 20 Oct 08 - 07:39 PM

Oh! I thought it was 1st/2nd.


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: melodeonboy
Date: 21 Oct 08 - 03:59 AM

You're probably confusing it with the Upnor Folk and Ale weekend (if that's what it's called!), which is the weekend of the 1st and 2nd.


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 21 Oct 08 - 07:13 AM

Ah! What's this weekend, 25/26?


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: GUEST,Pete the Hat
Date: 21 Oct 08 - 07:19 AM

Romany Man.
I posted the remaining flyers to the pub today,Tuesday addressed to the Landlord.


This is a bit off the beaten thread so short and sweet please
Can anybody give me advuce on a DECENT make of a Mandollin. I understand they come in both 4&5 string , Would a couple of hundred quid get me a decent one i do not want second hand.


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: GUEST,woodsie
Date: 21 Oct 08 - 09:53 AM

A mandolin has 8 strings. They comprise of 4 identical pairs G D A E is usually the standard tuning, same as a violin. 4 and 5 strings is probably a banjo!


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: romany man
Date: 21 Oct 08 - 09:53 AM

Cheers pete, im in there tonight only for tea and buns of course, as for mandolins, no idea, but i can sell you a pony for couple of hundred.


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 21 Oct 08 - 10:33 AM

It's a much better bet to buy second hand. A £200 new instrument may be OK, but you should be able to get a really good one second hand for that money.


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: melodeonboy
Date: 21 Oct 08 - 10:34 AM

That's daylight robbery! A profit of 700%!


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: melodeonboy
Date: 21 Oct 08 - 10:36 AM

That last post was in answer to romany man's offer!


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: Girl Friday
Date: 21 Oct 08 - 12:34 PM

Right... all day do then.... any chance of getting some dead antelope ? (us leopards have needs.)


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: romany man
Date: 21 Oct 08 - 12:49 PM

melodeonboy, i need the money us poor follks have to make a living, so i can feed the animals and such, i would give you a bit of luck money back, what more do you want, and i will bring it to crayford arms, ( clever slip back to thread ) cant find the antelopes, got a couple of fresh ferrets if that will help girl friday,


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: romany man
Date: 22 Oct 08 - 02:43 PM

news flash, the crayford arms is tring to get the car park resurfaced in time for the day, just so the dancers get a decent footing, now thats commitment


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: dilligafxx
Date: 22 Oct 08 - 03:10 PM

No commitment is me finally being carried of by men in white coats for a week or two at the funny farm [the thought of it is just bliss] xx


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: dilligafxx
Date: 22 Oct 08 - 03:12 PM

PS just a plug for the Kings Arms the week before 1/2nd November fire works and folking in Upper Upnor all welcome xx


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: romany man
Date: 22 Oct 08 - 06:54 PM

dilligafax, i can assure you the last thing you want is the men in white coats, sadly i been there done that and it aint good.


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: GUEST,woodsie
Date: 23 Oct 08 - 07:34 AM

Sounds like this will be a great day. We should soon b be able to fill our calenders with such events in various Kent locations, Stoke, Crayford, Rochester, Otford, Upper Downer, Knockholt etc. TA sort of never ending Kentish folk tour. Love it!


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: GUEST,Pete the Hat
Date: 23 Oct 08 - 08:27 AM

Girl Friday I have some Ostrich sausages I have just found in the bottom of me rucksack they date back to the folk day at the Crown at Otford There.s a wonderful mouldy inky Green
fungus just under the skin I will post them to the Liberal Club in Orpington by 2nd class post and you can pick them up Friday night.

Thanks for advice on Mandollins/ I will buy new because I dont know much about them and at least I have a comeback through Garrantee if its faulty.

Romany man I,ll look sommit else sitting around Knockholt campfire trying to play a bloody Pony now wouldnt I ? I d have men in White coats after me.


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Oct 08 - 08:43 AM

Ostrich sausages.. now there's a treat. But what were they doing at the bottom of YOUR rucksack Pete? Did you knick them from Dave Kenningham?


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: fisheye
Date: 23 Oct 08 - 09:47 AM

my my we re getting excited about Crayford, is there an official starting time or do we just turn up with the Sun.
I thought everything went to the dogs when they closed the Track, looks like Crayford may
creep back on the map.
I agree with Woodsie, Kent will be the hot centre for folk parties soon.

Fisheye


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: romany man
Date: 23 Oct 08 - 03:53 PM

having just got in from the wonderful crayford arms, having just consumed seveal cups of tea and cucumber sandwichs of course, i met with sharon, the landlady, who has just got back from her holidays, well deserverd i have to add.
and have been told that 5p on every pint goes to demelza house, also sharon has declared a beer festival on the day, right i know its a sunday and folks gotta go to work monday, but hey this is getting better and better as it develops, remember it your day, you control whats going on. no itinery, no timetable . just you music dancing, singing, and of course a raffle for demelza house, several beers at decent prices, come on, fail one fail all. seamus will be there giving rides weather permitting or just have your picky took, put some coins in the box for demelza, lets make it a good day then well you can have qaregular venue.


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Oct 08 - 04:15 PM

Romany Man did the landlady get the flyers ? Looking forward to it.
I will be off line for a while so I will see you all there.


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: romany man
Date: 24 Oct 08 - 06:27 AM

she has only yesterday got off the plane, she has not openned the post yet, but i will be in there for tea n cakes of course on saturday so will let you know lata,


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: GUEST,Motley Muso
Date: 24 Oct 08 - 08:37 AM

Motley have said a definite yes to this so there will be at least 15 of us including significant others - many of whom will be there for the session too.

Pete The Hat - If you send or e-mail me a couple of flyers. I could take them to the Lord Hood, Dartford Folk Club etc.
If it's e-mail I could put one in Dartford Library as Motley are dancing there tomorrow around 2pm.
the e-mail address is motleymorris@hotmail.co.uk
I don't want to put my address on here but can let you have it if e-mailing isn't an option
Lisa x


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Oct 08 - 02:15 PM

Hi Lisa
I will drop off a batch of fliers at The Lord Hood Sunday afternoon and leave them with the landlady who can pass them on to you. I assume you will be there Tuesday night? Just ask they will be behind the bar,

Thats the best I can do has I am working right through untill Sunday morn. No post will go over the weekend so the delay wont matter. Thanks very much.
Pete The Hat.x


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: romany man
Date: 25 Oct 08 - 03:54 AM

Thanks motley, i will tell her today (sat 0 that you will be there, so far its dead horse, gongscourers, bishops gundulph, possibly loose women, and your goodselves, the beer supply will be ok, so plenty of tea,


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: DMcG
Date: 25 Oct 08 - 05:29 AM

Novemerb 9th sounds ok for me (at the moment!)
Starting at? (Theoretically) Finishing at?


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: GUEST,Pete the hat
Date: 25 Oct 08 - 06:31 PM


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: GUEST,Pete the hat
Date: 25 Oct 08 - 06:37 PM

I hope the Real Ale holds out? I got a taste for it at Rochester and Otford especally at Otford That 8.6% stuff. Black has me Cat it was. What was it called Old Bill or was it Old Tom. Cant remember


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: romany man
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 04:57 AM

DmcG
1230 to sweep out time, lockins have been known, only for tea and cakes of course,


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: fisheye
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 06:11 AM

are they serving Earl Grey with lemon, if not without lemon will be fine


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: romany man
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 01:34 PM

of course what kind of establishment do you think it is, even the cucumber sarnis have the crusts cut off


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Subject: RE: folk day at the crayford arms crayford
From: Girl Friday
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 08:21 PM

Drove past the pub the other day. The car park does look a little in need of resurfacing. Great that they are prepared to do it for the dancers. They wouldn't want to risk broken ankles now, would they?


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