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Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent

broadstairs-jen 25 Jan 10 - 04:49 PM
growler 25 Jan 10 - 04:53 PM
Richard Bridge 25 Jan 10 - 07:09 PM
broadstairs-jen 26 Jan 10 - 10:29 AM
Richard Bridge 26 Jan 10 - 11:30 AM
broadstairs-jen 26 Jan 10 - 01:35 PM
growler 26 Jan 10 - 04:27 PM
broadstairs-jen 26 Jan 10 - 05:00 PM
Richard Bridge 26 Jan 10 - 06:33 PM
Girl Friday 27 Jan 10 - 06:16 PM
VirginiaTam 28 Jan 10 - 02:20 AM
Pierre Le Chapeau 28 Jan 10 - 10:51 AM
broadstairs-jen 28 Jan 10 - 04:22 PM
growler 28 Jan 10 - 04:49 PM
DeanofRochester 08 Mar 10 - 01:07 PM
VirginiaTam 08 Mar 10 - 03:44 PM
Girl Friday 09 Mar 10 - 01:30 PM
fisheye 09 Mar 10 - 04:27 PM
broadstairs-jen 13 Mar 10 - 07:00 AM
VirginiaTam 13 Mar 10 - 09:04 AM
GUEST,Linda Dix of 'hex' 13 Mar 10 - 12:56 PM
Girl Friday 13 Mar 10 - 06:44 PM
broadstairs-jen 15 Mar 10 - 03:41 AM
VirginiaTam 15 Mar 10 - 06:11 PM
Girl Friday 18 Mar 10 - 03:20 PM
broadstairs-jen 22 Mar 10 - 05:53 AM
broadstairs-jen 22 Mar 10 - 08:13 AM
Bounty Hound 22 Mar 10 - 07:05 PM
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Pierre Le Chapeau 23 Mar 10 - 04:09 PM
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Richard Bridge 23 Mar 10 - 05:52 PM
GUEST,Mark Stevens 23 Mar 10 - 10:34 PM
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Subject: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: broadstairs-jen
Date: 25 Jan 10 - 04:49 PM

Thought I'd start this thread since I'm doing the (unofficial) Sweeps MySpace and Facebook sites.

The fun is over the May Day Holiday (first weekend in May).

Musicians booked so far include:
BELLOWHEAD, CARA DILLON, WHEELER STREET, THE CEREMONY OF MAY, BILLY CHILDISH, SUR LES DOCKS, THE CHIMNEY BOYS, HOT RATS, THE FABULOUS FEZHEADS, MOVEABLE FEAST, LUPEN CROOK & THE MURDERBIRDS, THE BOUNTY HOUNDS, MORENA, JANETTE GERI, GREEN DIESEL, CALICO STREET RIOTS, MIKE NICHOLSON, PHOENIX, ROCAS, LUKE JACKSON, JUMBO GUMBO, HOBO JONES & THE JUNKYARD DOGS, LUKE DORMAN & THE DARK HORSES, SKINNERS RATS, JUNK & DISORDERLY, JOHN BARDEN, PIGS EAR, WHISTLE STOP TOUR

There are also great singarounds at pubs including the Good Intent.

Morris sides booked will be publicised soon.

I'll post more info here as I get it, but feel free to update this thread if you have any information.

So - who will be there???

Jen


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: growler
Date: 25 Jan 10 - 04:53 PM

Dal from the Good Intent, is planing on putting on a minimum of thirty ales


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 25 Jan 10 - 07:09 PM

A thumbnail sketch of the booked artists would be handy. It was once a feature of the programme, but vanished many ears ago. In the absence of a good reason to be elsewhere (and I am no longer playing for BG) I will very probably be in the GI all weekend (hic).


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: broadstairs-jen
Date: 26 Jan 10 - 10:29 AM

richard, are you looking for short bios on the booked artists? jen


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 26 Jan 10 - 11:30 AM

Yes. They used to go into the programme 10 years ago but recently they haven't. It helps to decide if I want to go to see a guest. If they play bluegrass or snigger snogwriter I probably won't bother. If it says walls of harmony inspired by the Young Tradition woven into traditional song I'll probably be in the front row. And since guests are often on at the same time as each other it helps prioritise.


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: broadstairs-jen
Date: 26 Jan 10 - 01:35 PM

ok, will see what i can find (in between the day job), but...start with this one:

JUMBO GUMBO: walls of harmony inspired by the Young Tradition woven into traditional song

:)
Jen


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: growler
Date: 26 Jan 10 - 04:27 PM

There is nothing trditional in Kevin, from ' Jumbo Gumbo's shirts


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: broadstairs-jen
Date: 26 Jan 10 - 05:00 PM

or harmonious


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 26 Jan 10 - 06:33 PM

Actually, Kevin the Shirt Murderer does lead some traditional English songs, although the odd verse or two from Quadrophenia slips in.

And Ruff -n- Reddy have been heard to sing different notes from each other, sometimes in the same scale.

I think you'll find Jumbo Gumbo feature walls of nasal corrupt French sung traditionally a fraction sharp - unless that's the exceptionally wide tuning on a cajun accordion confusing me (as Jon Loomes used to say "Give me an A. No, only one")


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: Girl Friday
Date: 27 Jan 10 - 06:16 PM

Great job Jen- went on to sign up s friends, but see that you already have us.


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 28 Jan 10 - 02:20 AM

fantastic. as Medway council takes its own sweet time getting a brochure up, I will watch your spaces Jen.

I need to book the B&B near the Good Intent too.


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 28 Jan 10 - 10:51 AM

I will be booking usual B&B, at Andy,s Cafe. Looking forward to the event it was great last year.


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: broadstairs-jen
Date: 28 Jan 10 - 04:22 PM

I have made a start at putting the band bios on myspace. This info is gathered from the musician's own web-sites so may or may not be the type of information that you are looking for, but should give an idea of what they are about.

I have emailed the bands that still need info and will update myspace with the info as i get it. There are also links to their web-sites which often provide more info/photos/videos/music clips.

Please note that the myspace/facebook/mudcat info is unofficial and is not anything to do with Medway Council.

Hope this helps
Jen


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: growler
Date: 28 Jan 10 - 04:49 PM

SCUSE ME!! Jen, Ruff,n,Reddy have NEVER sung in the same scale


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: DeanofRochester
Date: 08 Mar 10 - 01:07 PM

Border Crossing will be at the GI for part of the weekend, but anyone know if its's too late to get a gig somewhere, and who to ring?

Dean


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 08 Mar 10 - 03:44 PM

there maybe some information on this thread.

Perhaps someone can put you in touch with Doug H.


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: Girl Friday
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 01:30 PM

Have p.m.d. the Dean with Mr H's number.


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: fisheye
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 04:27 PM

hopefully myself and TFMON will be there again this year, enjoying the pleasant company of many friends.

fisheye


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: broadstairs-jen
Date: 13 Mar 10 - 07:00 AM

Here is the official but draft program...

Rochester Sweeps Festival 2010

The History

Imagine a world 400 years ago where children were used as chimney sweeps. There was little pay, it was a dirty trade and there was little reward for the men who did the job and even less for children.

Medway's annual Sweeps Festival recreates the joy and laughter enjoyed by the chimney sweeps at their traditional holiday. It was the one time of year that the sweeps could leave the soot behind and have some fun. The Sweeps holiday was traditionally held on 1 May. Locally, they used to mark the occasion by staging a procession through the streets of Rochester.

Their fun continued with the Jack-in-the-Green ceremony. Jack was a seven-foot character who they used to awaken at dawn on Bluebell Hill, Chatham. Jack-in-the-Green would walk with the chimney sweeps in their parade. In 1868 the Climbing Boys' Act made it illegal to employ young boys to carry out the trade, so the traditional procession gradually began to fade. The final May celebration was held in the early 1900s.

Local businessman Gordon Newton, a keen historian, revived the festival in 1981. He decided it was time to bring it back and over the years he has helped develop the festival into what it is today – an extravaganza of traditional Britain.

Gordon researched the sweeps tradition and organised a parade, involving local Morris teams. Today he is festival producer and plays melodeon for several Morris teams. Meanwhile Doug Hudson is the festival's music director, a role he has held for many years. Doug is well known on the local and national folk scene.

He was involved in a folk club at Medway Little Theatre in the 1970's and now arranges a programme for Medway Folk Cellar and Folk at the Brook, two local clubs. He is also lead singer with the Hot Rats. Through Gordon's vision and hard work, Doug's musical ability and Medway Council's assistance with organisation, Rochester's Sweeps Festival is in its 30th year and is the largest May Day celebration of its kind in the country.


Festival Highlights

Festival Concerts
Rochester Castle Gardens
Concert Marquee

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Friday 30 April

8pm Medway Rocks

Lupen Crook, The Lovedays, The Flowing

Some of Medway's leading music makers take the stage in a special concert celebrating the diverse and innovative local music scene.

Tickets £6 see box office for booking details

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Saturday 1 May

8pm Bellowhead
Wild, joyous, perverse, bold, crazed, full-blooded, intricate, fearless, funny, epic and mostly BIG. The mighty 11-piece Bellowhead are quite possibly, the best thing to have happened to English music for a very long time.
Blending folk, jazz, classical, rock, disco and world music influences with English Music Hall and cabaret, they are Kurt Weill, Arcade Fire, Lotte Lenya and Tom Waits, all rolled into one.
Between them, the 11 musicians play more than 20 instruments and six of them sing. The horn section includes a helicon, reeds and a bass clarinet. There's a frying pan amidst the percussion, and a cello in the strings. Add to that melodeon, fiddle and vocals and you have a heady brew that defies categorization.
Voted 'Best Live Act of the Year' at this year's BBC Folk Awards.
LUPEN CROOK will open.

Tickets £20 see box office for booking details

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Sunday 2 May

7.30pm Cara Dillon
Cara Dillon has a rare talent that you only come across a handful times in your whole life. Her staggeringly beautiful voice has the ability to reach inside the soul of a song and imbue material with not only profound sweetness but also poignancy and depth.
Her album 'Hill of Thieves' was voted 'Best Album' at this year's BBC Folk Awards. Harmony group HEX will provide the support.

Tickets £18 see box office for booking details

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Monday 3 May

12.30pm The Dealers in Concert

The Dealers won the first ever Folk Factor four years ago and developed into one of the best acoustic/roots folk duos in England. Pierre is now joined by Gemma and Martin Gayner to add violin, percussion and vocals to the original songs.

Free of charge

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Sweeps Festival Special
Fort Pitt Grammar School, Rochester

Saturday 1 May

8pm –11pm
Festival Special – Ceremony of May (followed by Sweeps Ball) NEW
Tickets £6


Box Office

Tickets can be purchased in advance from Medway Visitor Information Centre, 95 High Street, Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX. Telephone 01634 843666.

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Programme of Activities

Friday 30 April

(pre festival entertainment)

8pm
Concert Marquee – Lupen Crook, The Lovedays, The Flowing NEW

8.45pm – 11pm
Jolly Knight – A pre festival music session
Prince of Wales, Strood – Sur Les Docks
Good Intent – Singaround session with John Barden
Gordon Hotel – A pre festival music session
Coopers Arms – A pre festival playalong with P.J. NEW

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Throughout the Festival

High Street – Morris Sides from around the Country will perform throughout the day
Corn Exchange - Princes Hall Traditional Musical Instrument Fair
Rochester Castle Gardens – Children's traditional fun fair, real ale tent, stalls, Dutch traditional herring smoking by Rene Godlivet, acoustic tent and festival concert marquee. NEW

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St. Margaret's Church, St. Margaret's Street, Rochester
Saturday 1 May 10am – 5pm
Sunday 2 May 1pm – 5pm
The church will be open between the above times to visitors who wish to come and look round. Light refreshments will be available as well as a display of photographs of local interest.

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Saturday 1 May

5.32am (Dawn) Bluebell Hill Picnic Area
Jack-in-the-Green Awakening Ceremony
Dance teams and sweeps bring Jack to life at the crack of Dawn. Everybody is invited to this traditional welcome of May Day.

10.45am Guildhall Museum Forecourt – High Street
The Mayor of Medway will officially open the festival, which will be followed by a dance showcase.

City Wall Wine Bar, Stage
11.30am – 5pm
Music hosted by Pigs Ear accompanied by guests, Mike Nicholson, Valenciennes, Suntrap, Missouri Gutts

11am – 6pm
Corn Exchange (bar) – Singaround session with Bob & Kathy Drage and Mark Lawson (Mike Nicholson 4.30-5pm)

Castle Gardens Concert Marquee
11am-12 noon
SUR LES DOCKS (FRENCH FOLK/ROCK)
Free of charge

12.30 - 2.30pm
The Crown Inn – Happy Trails
The Eagle Tavern – Junk & Disorderly
Gordon House Hotel – Suntrap
Two Brewers – The Dealers
Prince of Wales, Strood – Phoenix
Expectations – The Chimney Boys
Kings Head – Atlantic Currants
Good Intent – Singaround with Ruff N'Reddy


Boley Hill Dance Stage
1 – 5pm - McManigan Academy of Irish Dancers, Morena Slovakian Dancers, Fabulous Fezheads, Motley, English Miscellany, Jack in the Green, Chinese Dragon Dancers NEW

1 - 3pm: Ye Arrow – Ian Petrie Band
2 – 4pm: Man of Kent Alehouse – Heretique

Acoustic Tent, Castle Gardens
1 – 5pm – Hosted by Lee Charles, guest artists and open spots available NEW


2.15pm Outside Medway Visitor Information Centre
Guided walking tour of Rochester led by the City of Rochester Society. The tour will last for approx. 90 minutes. Free of charge although donations to the society are very welcome.


3 – 5pm

Coopers Arms – Chris Taylor (Irish Music Session) NEW
Gordon House Hotel – McManigan Academy of Irish Dancers (till 3.30pm)

3pm – 6pm
Expectations – Roy Golding

4pm – 6pm
The Crown Inn – The Chimney Boys
Eagle Tavern – Moveable Feast
Ye Arrow – Atlantic Currants
King's Head – Perfect Strangers
Gordon House Hotel – Tanglefoot Appalachian (till 5.30pm)


6pm – 8pm
Expectations – The Bounty Hounds


8.45pm – 11pm
Gordon House Hotel – Calico Street Riots and Moveable Feast
Heretique Acoustic (11.30-12.30am)
Man of Kent Alehouse – Sur Les Docks
Prince of Wales, Strood – Happy Trails
Good Intent – Singaround with John Barden (Guest Mike Nicholson)
Two Brewers – Phoenix
Coopers Arms – Playalong session with P.J. NEW

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Sunday 2 May

11.30am – 5pm
City Wall Wine Bar, Stage
Music hosted by Pigs Ear accompanied by guests Janette Geri, Valenciennes, Luke Jackson

11am – 6pm
Corn Exchange (bar) – Singaround session with Bob & Kathy Drage plus Mark Lawson

Castle Gardens Concert Marquee
12.30-1.30pm: The Fabulous Fezheads

12.30pm – 2.30pm
The Crown Inn – Luke Dorman & The Dark Horses
The Eagle Tavern – Sur Les Docks
Gordon House Hotel – Morena
Two Brewers – Skinners Rats
Prince of Wales, Strood – The Biggin Hillbillies
Expectations – Green Diesel
Kings Head – Jumbo Gumbo
Good Intent – Singaround with John Barden


1pm – 5pm
Boley Hill Dance Stage – The Singing Loins, English Miscellany, Gutersloh, Morena Slovakian Dancers, The Hot Rats NEW

Acoustic Tent, Castle Gardens
1 – 5pm – Hosted by Lee Charles, guest artists and open spots available NEW

1pm – 3pm
Ye Arrow – Open Harp Surgery

2pm – 4pm
Man of Kent Alehouse – Kay Hurdley & Alex Percy

2.15pm Outside Medway Visitor Information Centre
Guided walking tour of Rochester led by the City of Rochester Society. The tour will last for approx. 90minutes. Free of charge although donations to the society are very welcome.

Castle Gardens Concert Marquee
2.45 – 4.15pm Concert with Wheeler Street (free of charge))

3pm – 5pm
Coopers Arms – Irish Music Session with Chris Taylor         NEW

3 – 7pm
Expectations – Roy Golding
Good Intent – Gastove Special (Celebration of the Guitar with Shaun Murray, Davey Slater, Roger Allen and Pete Weller)

4pm – 6pm

The Crown Inn – Green Diesel
The Eagle Tavern – Skinners Rats
King's Head – Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs
Gordon House Hotel – Tanglefoot Appalachian (till 5.30pm)

4.15 – 5pm
Boley Hill Stage – The Hot Rats

6 – 6.30pm
Gordon House Hotel – Luke Jackson

7.30pm -10pm
Coopers Arms – Playalong session with P.J. NEW

8pm -11pm
Gordon Hotel – Sur Les Docks and the Singing Loins
Kat Hurdley & Alex Percy Acoustic (11.30-12.30am)

8.45pm – 11pm
Expectations – Phoenix
Man of Kent Alehouse – Morena
Prince of Wales, Strood – Jumbo Gumbo
Good Intent – Singaround with John Barden
Two Brewers – Open Harp Surgery

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Monday 3 May

11.30am – 2.30pm
City Wall Wine Bar, Stage
Music hosted by Pigs Ear accompanied by guests Missouri Gutts and others

11am – 2.30pm
Corn Exchange (bar) – Singaround session with Bob & Kathy Drage
1pm – 5pm
Boley Hill Dance Stage – Morena, Jugnu Bhangra, Sur Les Docks NEW

12.30pm – 2.30pm

Concert Marquee, Castle Gardens – The Dealers in Concert
Ticklish Allsorts Farewell Show (4-5pm)

The Crown Inn – Kat Hurdley & Alex Percy
Eagle Tavern – The Bounty Hounds
Gordon House Hotel – The Hot Rats
Prince of Wales, Strood – Junk & Disorderly
Expectations – Luke Dorman & The Dark Horses
Man of Kent Alehouse – Janette Geri
Kings Head – Phoenix
Good Intent – Singaround with Ruff 'n' Reddy
Ye Arrow – Happy Trails

2.15pm Outside Medway Visitor Information Centre
Guided walking tour of Rochester led by the City of Rochester Society. The tour will last for approx. 90minutes. Free of charge although donations to the society are very welcome.


2.45pm Rochester Sweeps Festival's traditional Bank Holiday Procession
The finale to the sweeps Festival 2010 will involve many Morris Sides, chimney sweeps and Jack-in-the-Green. The procession will start in Rochester Castle Gardens and process through The Esplanade, Rochester High Street, Crow Lane, Vines Lane, St. Margaret's Street, Boley Hill, Epaul Lane and back into the Castle Gardens.

3 – 7pm
Expectations – Roy Golding

4 – 6pm
Eagle Tavern – Thee Waltons
Boley Hill Stage – Sur Les Docks (till 5pm)

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Rochester Cathedral Service Times

Sat 5        8am                Mattins
        8.30am        Holy Communion (crypt)
        3.15pm        Evensong

Sun 6        8am                Holy Communion
        9.45am        Mattins
        10.30am        Sung Eucharist
        3.15pm        Evensong
        8pm                Taize Prayer
        
Mon        7.30am        Mattins
        8am                Holy Communion
                        (Lady Chapel)
        3.15pm        Evensong

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Travel Information
Train
Rochester station is only a five-minute walk from Rochester High Street and has excellent links between London and the coast. For information on planning your journey visit: www.setrains.co.uk

Car and coach parking
Limited car parking is available near the centre of Rochester. Public car parks are indicated on the festival map. Normal car parking restrictions will apply and information is available at all car parks. Free car parking is available at the Civic Centre, Strood, throughout the festival and is only a short walk away. Coach parking is free and shown on the festival map. Coaches may use the drop-off and pick-up point also shown on the map.

For Further Information
Medway Visitor Information Centre, 95 High Street, Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX
Tel: 01634 843666
Email: visitor.centre@medway.gov.uk

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MUSICAL BIOGS

WHEELER STREET – Success story of the NEW Brat pack of folkies. One of the best live acts you could wish to see.

SUR LES DOCKS – Dynamic Dunkerque based French folk/rock seven piece band.

CALICO STREET RIOTS – A young festival band who aim to leave an indelible impression!

HOT RATS - Festival favourites feature Ian Cutler's world class fiddle playing.

MIKE NICHOLSON – Simply an excellent singer and purveyor of songs. A singers' singer.

CHIMNEY BOYS – Six middle class youngsters from Canterbury currently taking the folk scene by storm.

GREEN DIESEL – Folk, funk, klezmer, jazz and morris dancing from another young band of Kentish songsters.

KAT HURDLEY & ALEX PERCY – Brilliant young musicians at the heart of the NEW revival. Kat plays sax, flute and whistles and is an accomplished dancer and Alex plays fiddle.

THE BOUNTY HOUNDS – Suffolk based folk/rock band.

SUNTRAP – Three girls and one guy with an array of instruments and harmonies.

JOHN BARDEN – Singaround supremo and charismatic figure who encourages others to play.

JANETTE GERI – Touring Australian singer/songwriter with Celtic influences.


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 13 Mar 10 - 09:04 AM

What happened to the other singarounds? One in the function room back of what is the pub on corner of high street and Boley Hill? And the one in corn exchange? Where are Bob and Kathy Drage?


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: GUEST,Linda Dix of 'hex'
Date: 13 Mar 10 - 12:56 PM

Hi Richsrd, if you are into trad unaccompanied folk, hex will be singing support for Cara Dillon at 7.30pm on the Sunday night at the Castle marquee.    www.myspace.com/hexunaccompanied
No publicity for this yet - hey ho!


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: Girl Friday
Date: 13 Mar 10 - 06:44 PM

Tam Bob and Kathy are in the Corn Exchange Saturday afternoon and same on Sunday. In the programme.


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: broadstairs-jen
Date: 15 Mar 10 - 03:41 AM

linda dix, if you want to let me know details on your gigs, i would be happy to add it to the line-up i am publishing.
jen


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 15 Mar 10 - 06:11 PM

thanx Sue... so they are... pardon my brain fart


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: Girl Friday
Date: 18 Mar 10 - 03:20 PM

Tam- that's ok... you need a day out.... sse ya and TSO on Sunday. Sue


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: broadstairs-jen
Date: 22 Mar 10 - 05:53 AM

just bought my bellowhead ticket on-line

they are selling fast so if you want tickets for cara dillon, bellowhead, or the ceremony of may, dont be a dilly dally-er!

go to the medway festivals, sweeps link from here


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: broadstairs-jen
Date: 22 Mar 10 - 08:13 AM

linking up the good intent thread for the best (sshhhh, did i say that out loud?) sessions during the sweeps


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: Bounty Hound
Date: 22 Mar 10 - 07:05 PM

Footstomping folk/rock from Suffolk with the Bounty Hounds:

1st May, Expectations, 6-8pm
3rd May, Eagle Tavern, 12.30-2.20pm

Mainly traditional based, with some original songs and a smattering of folk/rock classics. Come and give us a look!

http://www.bountyhounds.co.uk/


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: GUEST,Andrew
Date: 23 Mar 10 - 03:01 AM

I special plea to anybody attending this festival. Keep an eye out for my plectrum!


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: melodeonboy
Date: 23 Mar 10 - 03:23 PM

If I find your bloody plectrum, Andrew, you know where I'm going to stick it, don't you? :)


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 23 Mar 10 - 04:09 PM

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Yeah Stick it up his arse he can make a note of that?


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 23 Mar 10 - 04:10 PM

Whata Parlava?


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 23 Mar 10 - 05:52 PM

I think he's a plucking nuisance.


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: GUEST,Mark Stevens
Date: 23 Mar 10 - 10:34 PM

Not been to 'Sweeps for a few years , might go for a recce and sample the Beer Festival


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: GUEST, Poxicat
Date: 24 Mar 10 - 03:42 AM

Are you the Mark Stevens who supports the BNP? If so, I would prefer you to stay away.


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: broadstairs-jen
Date: 24 Mar 10 - 05:39 PM

it goes without saying that some things are better left unsaid


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: GUEST,Galley Beggar
Date: 25 Mar 10 - 07:16 AM

We have also just been booked to play at the Rochester Sweeps Festival 2010. We will be playing at the Man of Kent on Sat 1st May form 2pm until 4pm.

For more info visit www.myspace.com/galleybeggar

6 piece folk band from London/Kent.


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: broadstairs-jen
Date: 25 Mar 10 - 04:21 PM

here's the blue clicky


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 26 Mar 10 - 08:58 AM

Hi Folks
My friends wanna come this year and they have a VW Camper van is there a camp site or shall I tell them to park up in the road that adjoins the Good Intent It will only be for two nights. Or will the old bill move em on?
Regards Pierre.


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: GUEST,The Barden of England
Date: 26 Mar 10 - 09:16 AM

Theh should be fine up at the campsite, but theh may well not be bothered by the Police in the road, but the locals may.
John on his phone!


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 26 Mar 10 - 09:41 AM

Thanks John.


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: GUEST,Mark Stevens
Date: 26 Mar 10 - 04:25 PM

Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: GUEST, Poxicat
Date: 24 Mar 10 - 03:42 AM
Are you the Mark Stevens who supports the BNP? If so, I would prefer you to stay away.

In that case I will definately be coming, AND wearing my BNP tee-shirts !! LoL, ha-ha.    ;-)


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: broadstairs-jen
Date: 01 Apr 10 - 03:07 AM

just one month to go


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: GUEST,Tomcat
Date: 01 Apr 10 - 05:59 AM

I'm sick of these narrow minded Nazi types who constantly slag off people who have a different political opinion to theirs! If somebody is a nationalist and wants to attend the sweeps, as far as I am concerned they have the right to do so, as long as they are not using the event to spread racial hatred or canvas / recruit for their preferred political party. The control freaks who want to conduct witch hunts are the real nazis here!


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 01 Apr 10 - 06:48 AM

Go and buy a dictionary.

Shouldn't you be threatening to beat up Mark Collett or something?


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 03 Apr 10 - 04:53 AM

This kind of stuff ruined Knocvkholts build up last year must it spoil Sweeps has well.
I mean for christ sakes any one think these Nazi ,s were coming up the Medway on the fucking Bismarck? the way folk carry on and if they did we would send the buggers packing like we did last time.

Im more concerned about youth behavior in the town spoiling events.
Tolerance in politics.
I agree with Tomcat somewhat


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 03 Apr 10 - 08:16 AM

I think the Medway police took a back seat last year in regards to the horde of drink fueled louts that were causing upset and braying at ordinary folk going about there day out.

Blocking the high street so no one could get past. They even had there pit-bulls sizing each other up being held back inches apart by there moronic owners?

A mother with child in tow was knocked over by a band of drunken teenagers who took not the slightest bit of notice of the child streaked with tears and when I went to the aid of this poor young mum
I was called a Wanker by some boss-eyed Monkey brained half-wit .

careless I say to the BMP lets focus on what actually happens at around 4oclock in Rochester High street.
My sister and her Kids are not returning this year not because of one or two political insignificant's but due to the above.

Saturday and Sunday were great. Monday was the put off and these aint local lads these are idiots who has usual travel in from other area,s

Kind regards to all
Pierre.


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 03 Apr 10 - 09:08 AM

There are measures in place this year to restrict drinking in the streets after a certain time and generally to promote order.

I wonder what the grunts' favourite political party is?


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: GUEST,Errol Fling
Date: 04 Apr 10 - 12:00 AM

I doubt if the w****rs that I saw grunting in the High Street last year, with their "weapon dogs" in tow, even know what the word politics means or would be able to spell X in a polling booth! And I for one wouldn't waste time "wondering" but get onto the organisers/police and sort out some proper protection for the ordinary folk who want to enjoy the otherwise great festival.


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Subject: RE: Sweeps Festival 2010 - Rochester, Kent
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 04 Apr 10 - 03:49 AM

Well, you may be right Errol, but I have a suspicion that the word "British" might figure in their preferences...


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