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GUEST,Ben 02 Jan 01 - 07:21 AM
KingBrilliant 02 Jan 01 - 09:11 AM
bill\sables 02 Jan 01 - 12:41 PM
GUEST,TomK 02 Jan 01 - 12:43 PM
JWR 02 Jan 01 - 12:53 PM
JWR 02 Jan 01 - 01:36 PM
Lady McMoo 02 Jan 01 - 02:09 PM
Lady McMoo 02 Jan 01 - 02:48 PM
GUEST,TomK 02 Jan 01 - 05:27 PM
JWR 02 Jan 01 - 05:55 PM
KingBrilliant 03 Jan 01 - 05:37 AM
GUEST,ben 03 Jan 01 - 06:52 AM
GUEST,King Street Smith 03 Jan 01 - 09:55 AM
GeorgeH 03 Jan 01 - 10:24 AM
GUEST,ben 03 Jan 01 - 10:35 AM
Lady McMoo 03 Jan 01 - 12:57 PM
Morticia 03 Jan 01 - 01:07 PM
GUEST,Bob Shatwell 03 Jan 01 - 04:42 PM
GUEST,Roger the skiffler 04 Jan 01 - 05:23 AM
GUEST,Phil 05 Jan 01 - 03:42 PM
Morticia 05 Jan 01 - 04:03 PM
Dave Wynn 05 Jan 01 - 04:17 PM
Morticia 05 Jan 01 - 06:15 PM
GUEST,Phil 13 Jan 01 - 07:35 PM
GUEST,Phil 16 Jan 01 - 07:13 PM
GUEST,Phil 18 Jan 01 - 03:33 PM
Morticia 18 Jan 01 - 07:10 PM
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Subject: Music nr Guildford?
From: GUEST,Ben
Date: 02 Jan 01 - 07:21 AM

I'm a guitarist/singer into tunes & traditional songs, and I live just west of Guildford. Problem is, I've not been able to find any clubs/sessions or folk musicians in the area, so I'm getting a little bit fed up playing in the living room. Is there anybody/anything out there?!! (If there are willing players a venue could be sorted) or email me - mbwilliams85@hotmail.com


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Subject: RE: Help: Music nr Guildford?
From: KingBrilliant
Date: 02 Jan 01 - 09:11 AM

Have you tried doing an internet search? I just had a quick look using the www.google.com search engine - I typed in +guildford +folk +music (so that it would find all three words) and there was a promising start - a few sites which looked like they might lead somewhere. My geography is not good, but Fleet should be somewhere near guildford (seems to have a GU postcode) = and if so then that would be worth a look as I've always heard of it as a good club (not been though). There seems to be a folk-dance society listed & they must know of folk-music clubs etc just by being in the same interest area - so hopefully there might be some leads if you have a go at that. There must be 'cats closer to you though - so hopefully they'll respond. I'm in Reading, so don't know the Guildford area too well, except for the truly excellent Guildford Festival which we go to each year (an amazing mix of old eighties bands, folkie stuff & techno thingies &tc which all manage to co-exist happily together for the weekend). Plenty of singing on the campsite at night too. There's a thread about locating folk clubs - have you had a look at that? I think that recommends libraries & such as a good source of info. Best of luck,

Kris


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Subject: RE: Help: Music nr Guildford?
From: bill\sables
Date: 02 Jan 01 - 12:41 PM

Isn't Morticia and Gomez in Guildford, You could send them a PM for local info.


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Subject: RE: Help: Music nr Guildford?
From: GUEST,TomK
Date: 02 Jan 01 - 12:43 PM

What state, province or country are we talking about? Tom


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Subject: RE: Help: Music nr Guildford?
From: JWR
Date: 02 Jan 01 - 12:53 PM

Tom: In search of the grail. You're close to New Haven etc. lots of places to play. Get yourself a copy of the New Haven Advocate. It lists lots of Open Mics etc. (If your into open mikes.) For example, tonight in Chesire there is an open mic at Pattaconk 1850 Bar & Grill and in Hamden at Playwright there is an Irish seissun. Further out in Mystic, Ct., Christine's Heart and Soul is always looking for preformers. Through these contacts, you may find other musicians. Good luck. Also, I prefer playing in the kitchen--the acoustics are much better. (Okay a smartass comment.)


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Subject: RE: Help: Music nr Guildford?
From: JWR
Date: 02 Jan 01 - 01:36 PM

Tom: oops. I assumed Guilford Ct. Was I correct?


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Subject: RE: Help: Music nr Guildford?
From: Lady McMoo
Date: 02 Jan 01 - 02:09 PM

If you mean Guildford in Surrey, England you could also try Dorking Folk Club which I think is still held in the Watermill pub on Wednesday evenings. Dorking is about 10 miles east of Guildford. This has always been a friendly club with a lot of local musicians. I used to run it for a few years but left England about 10 years ago. It's possible Andy Smith, who's a fine guitarist, still runs it. Another good option is Cobham Folk Club, just a short drive up the A3. I think that is on Fridays. This has always had a very high standard and good guests.

Peace,

mcmoo


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Subject: RE: Help: Music nr Guildford?
From: Lady McMoo
Date: 02 Jan 01 - 02:48 PM

Sorry...made a mistake in my last post! That should be Claygate Folk Club, not Cobham.

Peace

mcmoo


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Subject: RE: Help: Music nr Guildford?
From: GUEST,TomK
Date: 02 Jan 01 - 05:27 PM

JRW: I live in Branford, Ct. Although, I didn't start the thread. Guest Ben spells it Guildford as opposed to Guilford so I'm thinking it is not in CT. And I agree, I prefer playing in kitchens too when I'm not in the cooks way.


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Subject: RE: Help: Music nr Guildford?
From: JWR
Date: 02 Jan 01 - 05:55 PM

Tom K: Sorry Tom; I thought you had. I didn't note the spelling difference. perhpas Ben will fill us all in?


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Subject: RE: Help: Music nr Guildford?
From: KingBrilliant
Date: 03 Jan 01 - 05:37 AM

So many Guildfords and so little time....

Kris


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Subject: RE: Help: Music nr Guildford?
From: GUEST,ben
Date: 03 Jan 01 - 06:52 AM

Yeah, sorry people - I mean Guildford, Surrey, UK. Cheers for the advice; I'll check out Dorking/Claygate if I can blag a lift.


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Subject: RE: Help: Music nr Guildford?
From: GUEST,King Street Smith
Date: 03 Jan 01 - 09:55 AM

Try www.folking.com and check out their club listings. Fleet Folk Club, every Tuesday, Fox & Hounds, Crookham Rd Fleet Hampshire. Anchor Folk Club, Blue Anchor, Addlestone Surrey, every Thursday night. Bracknell Club, Southill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell Surrey (you'll have to phone them for details or the AC nay have a website) Dorking Folk Club, Wednesday nights, Watermill inn, Reigate Rd, Dorking. (Yes, for all you in the States there really is a town called Dorking in England, ho, ho.) You might want to phone the Watermill or there is a number for an Andy Smith 01306 889238 who can probably advise you. Good Luck.


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Subject: RE: Help: Music nr Guildford?
From: GeorgeH
Date: 03 Jan 01 - 10:24 AM

More for concerts than sessions etc. but . .

Also well worth trying the West End Centre in Aldershot, and the ceilidhs in Godalming.

Also - a posting to uk.music.folk is likely to turn up suggestions . .

Heavens, Guildford (area) used to be the centre of the UK Folk Universe (to mix geographical scales slightly . . )

G.


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Subject: RE: Help: Music nr Guildford?
From: GUEST,ben
Date: 03 Jan 01 - 10:35 AM

george h- uk.music.folk? Is this a url? I tried logging on to it but nothing happened - I expect my stupid college "web nanny" system decided it was inappropriate material!


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Subject: RE: Help: Music nr Guildford?
From: Lady McMoo
Date: 03 Jan 01 - 12:57 PM

Dear Ben,

uk.music.folk is a newsgroup and you'll need to use newsgroup reading software and connect to a new server (almost all service providers have them and can give you the server details).

All the best

mcmoo


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Subject: RE: Help: Music nr Guildford?
From: Morticia
Date: 03 Jan 01 - 01:07 PM

Ben, Gomez and I live in Aldershot,( well remembered Bill :) all the clubs listed above are about all there is....if you want more details or contact phone numbers, directions etc. please e-mail me at terri.messenger@ntlworld.com and I'll try to help.


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Subject: RE: Help: Music nr Guildford?
From: GUEST,Bob Shatwell
Date: 03 Jan 01 - 04:42 PM

Hi. I'm from Farnham. I think this qualifies as being just west of Guildford! There's quite a lot of music around.I see Fleet folk club has been mentioned. On Wednesday nights there is Bracknell -This is a singaround at South Hill Arts centre on the way into Bracknell from Gulidford. (I should be there tonight but I'm too tired - not used to working after the Christmas break!) This gets going around 8:30 - 9:00pm in the cellar. I'm running it next week. Anything goes but the songs tend to be traditional or sung in that manner.

Tomorrow night there is a session quite a lot of local musicians attend at the Grey Horse in Kingston on Thames. The music is mainly fiddle - English, Scandanavian and Old time, but singers are welcome. There's quite a heavy bias towards traditional songs. Most of us sing as well as play instruments and there's generally dancing as well It's all very informal. This is a once a month session on the first Thusday of the month.

Also on Thursday there's a small folk club that meets in the Windmill at Ewshot, near Farnham. (I think I've got the name of the pub correct - but there is only one pub in Ewshot) This gets going about about 9pm. Garry, who runs it is a very good all-round Bluegrass musician. The material is largely contemporary music.

Again on Thursday there is a "folk Choir" that meets between 8 and 9pm in the Quaker meeting house in Alton. This is run by Carolyn Robson and sets local traditional material arranged by Roger Watson and herself to parts for unaccompanied singing. About 20 people turn up, sing for an hour before adjourning to the 8 bells pub just down from the meeting house for a session. This starts next Thursday following the Christmas break.

In case there isn't enough to do on Thursdays, on the 3rd Thursday of each month there is a folk club that meets at the Leathern bottle near Cranleigh on the Guildford - Horsham road. The next meetings are on 18th Jan and 15th Feb - when I'm playing for guest Appalacian dancers.

I hope this is enough to be going on with!


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Subject: RE: Help: Music nr Guildford?
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 04 Jan 01 - 05:23 AM

Peiple have already mentioned South Hill Park: Martin Carthy due there on 31st Jan according to our local paper. Seems less folk on there than usual, this year, but there has ben some rebuilding work going on. Bob Shatwell is a more reliable source than I am.
RtS


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Subject: RE: Help: Music nr Guildford?
From: GUEST,Phil
Date: 05 Jan 01 - 03:42 PM

who is doing what for Burns Night in Guildford? ..on the 25th Jan or before/after (often people celebrate at the weekend rather than on the night itself)?


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Subject: RE: Help: Music nr Guildford?
From: Morticia
Date: 05 Jan 01 - 04:03 PM

We got June Tabor at the West End Centre, Aldershot on 15 th March and Flook on the 25th April.....anyone want details/somewhere to crash, just contact me.Re Burns night, both Fleet and Ewshot will do something Scottish either the week before or after but I haven't been in a while so don't have details.


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Subject: RE: Help: Music nr Guildford?
From: Dave Wynn
Date: 05 Jan 01 - 04:17 PM

My master used to go to a session in a pub at the top of the main street in Godalming (just opposite the small car park) dunno the name of the place but it had a couple of great lamposts outside! It was on a Monday or Wednesday I think. (bit vague even for a dog!!!)

Spot


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Subject: RE: Help: Music nr Guildford?
From: Morticia
Date: 05 Jan 01 - 06:15 PM

I think you must mean the Ram Cider house, Spot, and if so, it's now no longer running or so I hear.


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Subject: RE: Help: Music nr Guildford?
From: GUEST,Phil
Date: 13 Jan 01 - 07:35 PM

Found this at www, mystical..."Late January;Guildford, Surrey;Dicing for Maids' Dole" what?? any further info?

re Burn's Night, still interested. Remeber it doesn't have to be a folk club - might be some sort of Scottish society, literary, university, etc


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Subject: RE: Help: Music nr Guildford?
From: GUEST,Phil
Date: 16 Jan 01 - 07:13 PM

Please see my message above and respond.


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Subject: RE: Help: Music nr Guildford?
From: GUEST,Phil
Date: 18 Jan 01 - 03:33 PM

pretty please....


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Subject: RE: Help: Music nr Guildford?
From: Morticia
Date: 18 Jan 01 - 07:10 PM

Sorry Phil, absolutely no idea....any more info, like venue for instance?


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Subject: RE: Help: Music nr Guildford?
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 19 Jan 01 - 06:30 AM

Probably too far for you but the Fureys are doing a Sunday concert at the Theatre Royal , Windsor on 6th May.
RtS


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