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Gainsborough OT fest. 2005

BanjoRay 17 Dec 04 - 07:43 AM
GUEST,Sooz (at work) 17 Dec 04 - 10:29 AM
nickp 17 Dec 04 - 06:57 PM
nickp 03 Jan 05 - 10:36 AM
GUEST 04 Jan 05 - 02:21 PM
oombanjo 04 Jan 05 - 04:51 PM
GUEST,cookieless Nickp 05 Jan 05 - 02:07 PM
Eugene Judge 11 Jan 05 - 01:27 PM
Sooz 11 Jan 05 - 01:39 PM
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Sooz 12 Jan 05 - 02:07 PM
fiddler 13 Jan 05 - 03:34 AM
GUEST,NIckp (cookieless) 13 Jan 05 - 04:14 PM
nickp 17 Jan 05 - 02:24 PM
Eugene Judge 18 Jan 05 - 03:58 PM
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BanjoRay 20 Jan 05 - 09:57 AM
Eugene Judge 20 Jan 05 - 01:22 PM
GUEST,NIckp cookieless 20 Jan 05 - 03:28 PM
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Subject: Gainsborough OT fest. 2005
From: BanjoRay
Date: 17 Dec 04 - 07:43 AM

NickP's been telling the UK Old Time community about this, so I'll save him some time and post it here.
Cheers
Ray

The 11th Gainsborough Old Time Festival
It's the weekend of the 11th - 13th of February and again we will be at Castle Hills School in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire (being refurbished, we understand) for another weekend of manic sessions, workshops, concerts and general catching up with everyone you haven't seen since last year!

Our American guests this year are Gandydancer (in a slightly revised line-up), Alan Jabbour (the leading authority on Henry Reed's fiddling) and both clogging and music from Gordy Hinners (Green Grass Clogger & fretless banjo player).

They will be joined by FOAOTMAD member and ethnologist, Ulf Jagfors, expert on the African ancestry of the banjo and Dave Proctor will be presenting two of our own best old time bands, the Hen House All Stars Big Band and Dr. Proctor's Antidote.

There's even more for cloggers with a workshop on Tennessee flatfooting by the north-east's Jennifer Tobin-Strike.

Sunday will include the Society's Annual General Meeting including election of the committee (did I hear that someone might be interested in either the role of secretary or newsletter editor?.... or perhaps it was my imagination!).

The mailout is being prepared and will be with you shortly. All members will receive one automatically. If you're not a FOAOTMAD member and would like to receive a copy, please email your * POSTAL * address to festival@foaotmad.org.uk

Weekend tickets are £30 for members and £35 for non-members. Saturday tickets available.


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Subject: RE: Gainsborough OT fest. 2005
From: GUEST,Sooz (at work)
Date: 17 Dec 04 - 10:29 AM

Be prepared to be wowed by lots of improvements to the venue!


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Subject: RE: Gainsborough OT fest. 2005
From: nickp
Date: 17 Dec 04 - 06:57 PM

Curiously I was just thinking I ought to be telling Mudcat....

Nick


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Subject: RE: Gainsborough OT fest. 2005
From: nickp
Date: 03 Jan 05 - 10:36 AM

Poster & and ticket details are downloadable from the FOAOTMAD website that Ray has set the clicky up for his post.

Back to the panic.... Nick


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Subject: RE: Gainsborough OT fest. 2005
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Jan 05 - 02:21 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Gainsborough OT fest. 2005
From: oombanjo
Date: 04 Jan 05 - 04:51 PM

The first of the year, see you there Ray, Oombanjo. Ps I'll give you a Pm on the other Chee3rs.


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Subject: RE: Gainsborough OT fest. 2005
From: GUEST,cookieless Nickp
Date: 05 Jan 05 - 02:07 PM

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Subject: RE: Gainsborough OT fest. 2005
From: Eugene Judge
Date: 11 Jan 05 - 01:27 PM

My cheque is in the post as usual!

I hope the refurb at the school includes new stables for the North Derbyshire mule train that will be making the long wintery trek across the moors again this year.

Eugene


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Subject: RE: Gainsborough OT fest. 2005
From: Sooz
Date: 11 Jan 05 - 01:39 PM

We've got the hay in already Eugene!


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Subject: RE: Gainsborough OT fest. 2005
From: Eugene Judge
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 01:14 PM

Excellent Sooz they will be pleased.

Am I right in assuming that the "Executive Suite" in the sports hall has been booked for the mule train drivers as usual and that this has had a "makeover" in your modernisation programme? The carpet was a bit threadbare last year and the mini bar was not stocked!


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Subject: RE: Gainsborough OT fest. 2005
From: Sooz
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 02:07 PM

You will not recognise the place!! Hope the mules aren't too confused.


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Subject: RE: Gainsborough OT fest. 2005
From: fiddler
Date: 13 Jan 05 - 03:34 AM

I thik we'll be missing as I have a gig that weekend but have a good one.

Andy


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Subject: RE: Gainsborough OT fest. 2005
From: GUEST,NIckp (cookieless)
Date: 13 Jan 05 - 04:14 PM

Your receipt is on its way Eugene. I fear the mini bar is missing, you'll have to make do with the maxi one!

Nick


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Subject: RE: Gainsborough OT fest. 2005
From: nickp
Date: 17 Jan 05 - 02:24 PM

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Subject: RE: Gainsborough OT fest. 2005
From: Eugene Judge
Date: 18 Jan 05 - 03:58 PM

My ticket has arrived at the same time as my renewed membership of FOAOTMAD - good value at £15.

Last week, at our local session I secured an in depth exclusive interview with Dave Proctor. He was able to reveal his plans for the festival and gave me this detailed lowdown on the "All-Stars" and "Antidote". Looks as though we're in for good time!

Hen House All-Stars arose out of regular meetings at FOATMAD Summer and Spring Camps between Dave Proctor (fidd), Colm Daly(guitar) and Stain(Banjo)and have appeared previously at 2 Gainsborough Festivals.
In 2003, line up was supplemented with Dave Young (Mandolin) and Tim Zielonko (Double Bass) to play A1 Festival of Music and Dance

Because of the widespread location of the 5 band members, they are 'virtual' practising by CD and internet prior to final rehearsals closer to the Festival!

They appear on Saturday night at Gainsborough.

Doc Proctor's Antidote brings together Dave Proctor (Fiddle,mandolin,guitar), Jock Tyldesley (Banjo/Fiddle/Banjo Uke) and Vera Van Heeringen (Guitar,Mandolin/fiddle)

Dave and Jock played together for many years in The Bearcats – on of UK's best loved Cajun bands, where they were renowned for their inspired twin fiddling. Jock and Vera are in the current line up of another great Cajun band – The Flatville Aces.

Jocks new found love of old-time banjo and old time music has enabled him and Dave once again to 'hook up' to exploit their great musical understanding.

Look out for some unusual old time tunes, songs and even the occasional novelty tune at their Gainsborough concert spot on Friday night.


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Subject: RE: Gainsborough OT fest. 2005
From: Eugene Judge
Date: 19 Jan 05 - 03:44 PM

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Subject: RE: Gainsborough OT fest. 2005
From: BanjoRay
Date: 20 Jan 05 - 09:57 AM

The mandolin playin' landlord of the Ship Inn who's doing the beer etc at the fest asked me what beer did we want, so I requested Kelham Island beers Pale Rider and Easy Rider, both of which are superb.
Ray


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Subject: RE: Gainsborough OT fest. 2005
From: Eugene Judge
Date: 20 Jan 05 - 01:22 PM

Ray

Any chance of any Guinness?


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Subject: RE: Gainsborough OT fest. 2005
From: GUEST,NIckp cookieless
Date: 20 Jan 05 - 03:28 PM

I expect he's only talking abour real ale - didn't he have Guiness last year?


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Subject: RE: Gainsborough OT fest. 2005
From: BanjoRay
Date: 20 Jan 05 - 04:23 PM

Yes, I think it's only the real ale he asked me about.
Ray


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Subject: RE: Gainsborough OT fest. 2005
From: Eugene Judge
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 06:02 AM

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From: GUEST
Date: 23 Jan 05 - 05:47 AM

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Subject: RE: Gainsborough OT fest. 2005
From: Eugene Judge
Date: 24 Jan 05 - 12:38 PM

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Subject: RE: Gainsborough OT fest. 2005
From: GUEST,NIckp
Date: 29 Jan 05 - 12:55 PM

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Subject: RE: Gainsborough OT fest. 2005
From: nickp
Date: 05 Feb 05 - 01:12 PM

nearly there...


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Subject: RE: Gainsborough OT fest. 2005
From: BanjoRay
Date: 05 Feb 05 - 06:21 PM

It's the coming weekend, folks!
Slightly more up to date information:

Place: Castle Hills School, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, UK
Time: from 5.30pm Friday 11th Feb. 2005 through Sunday 13th Feb., with a
Sunday evening session in the Ship Inn, Morton, Gainsborough.

Evening concerts on Friday and Saturday will start at 8pm

Artists:
Gandydancer from West Virginia, with Dave Bing and Gerry Milnes on fiddle, Ron Mullenex on banjo and mandolin and John Preston on guitar.
Alan Jabbour (founder member of Hollow Rock String Band, discoverer of Henry Reed, etc) on fiddle.
Gordy Hinners (of New Southern Ramblers and Green Grass Cloggers) on
fretless banjo and dance.
Ulf Jagfors of Stockholm on the African history of the banjo.
Dr Proctor's Antidote - a superb three piece band with some new approaches to old time music. (Fri only)
The Henhouse Allstars - excellent good time band, with an ancient sound. (Sat only)

Prices: Weekend £30 members, £35 non-members, Saturday all day £15 or £18 ,
Friday or Saturday Night concerts £10 no concessions.

Real ale bar on site, with Kelham Island beers from the small Sheffield prize-winning brewery.

Saturday and Sunday will include many different workshops on all instruments including.....

Gordy Hinners, Gerry Milnes, Ron Mullenex on banjo
Alan Jabbour, Dave Bing, Gerry Milnes, Dave Proctor on fiddle
Gordy Hinners, Jennifer Tobin-Shrike on Dance
Ron Mullenex, Dave Young (or Nick Pilley) on mandolin
John Preston, Colm Daly on guitar
Pete Coe on Mountain Dulcimer

There will be many impromptu sessions in many locations, and on Sunday the Foaotmad AGM and election of officials.
The artists and left-over guests will get to the Ship Inn on Sunday night for a free final session which has always excelled.
Indoor (gym) or outdoor (playing field or car park) camping is available all three nights - with free hot showers. Hot or cold food available on site except monday morning.

This is the Premier British Old Time Event! - Don't Miss It!

Cheers
Ray Banks (Chairman of Foaotmad)


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Subject: RE: Gainsborough OT fest. 2005
From: BanjoRay
Date: 06 Feb 05 - 08:38 AM

My apologies to Jennifer Tobin-Strike, the fine dancer from the North East, for spelling her name wrong in my previous posting.
Ray


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Subject: RE: Gainsborough OT fest. 2005
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Feb 05 - 01:22 PM

Looks good-can't wait!


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Subject: RE: Gainsborough OT fest. 2005
From: oombanjo
Date: 08 Feb 05 - 12:36 PM

3 days and counting.


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Subject: RE: Gainsborough OT fest. 2005
From: BanjoRay
Date: 10 Feb 05 - 09:11 AM

Well it's nearly here. We've had some problems to do with the dreaded PEL, but we've got it sorted. I'm nipping round to Gainsborough this aft. to welcome those of our guests who've just arrived from the states - should be Gandydancer and Alan Jabbour - and maybe play a tune or two. I believe Gordy's coming tomorrow from London.
This is going to be great!
Ray


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Subject: RE: Gainsborough OT fest. 2005
From: GUEST,Nickp
Date: 10 Feb 05 - 03:10 PM

Last shout. Soon be time to load the car.

Hopefully next year I'll be able to join in rather than spending all weekend trying to make it run!

Nick


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Subject: RE: Gainsborough OT fest. 2005
From: GUEST,Sooz (at work)
Date: 11 Feb 05 - 05:53 AM

Do I hear the distant braying of mules?
The theatre seating is being built even as I type this so we are almost ready for the onslaught!


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Subject: RE: Gainsborough OT fest. 2005
From: BanjoRay
Date: 11 Feb 05 - 06:22 AM

That's not mules, that's me


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Subject: RE: Gainsborough OT fest. 2005
From: GUEST,Sooz (at work)
Date: 11 Feb 05 - 10:50 AM

Schools over - where are you all?
Keep off the hay, Ray!


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Subject: RE: Gainsborough OT fest. 2005
From: Glen W
Date: 11 Feb 05 - 07:39 PM

Post it on www.folkdirectory.co.uk!


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Subject: RE: Gainsborough OT fest. 2005
From: Eugene Judge
Date: 13 Feb 05 - 07:40 PM

The party is over and what a great time we had. Congrats to all the team from FOAOTMAD who put it together again - too many to mention but I hope Nic's cough get's better soon. Less gate duty next year maybe?

Great performances on stage - long and late sessions, super workshops and "wow" what a refurb of the ablution block! The mules were highly delighted with the individual stables provided for their comfort and the "executive" toilet and shower had to be seen to be believed.

It was brilliant as usual. See you all next year about the same time same and place - (watch the website) or maybe before at the A1 Fest. Keep playing folks that's what keeps the music alive!


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Subject: RE: Gainsborough OT fest. 2005
From: GUEST,Sooz (at work catching up on some paperwork)
Date: 14 Feb 05 - 05:18 AM

There are still some very quiet caravans and campervans here this morning! Looks as if everyone had a great time.


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Subject: RE: Gainsborough OT fest. 2005
From: BanjoRay
Date: 14 Feb 05 - 10:03 AM

It was tremendous. The artists did some excellent stage performances, and also proved how keen they were on jamming with any musician who came near them. Alan Jabbour is one of the world's nicest guys, and he's wlcome back to our fest any time he wants to come whether we've booked him or not. He got the Old Time string band revival on it's feet in the late 60s and he's succeeding in still keeping it there. Dave Bing felt very proud to have finally got to play a few tunes with him.
Gordy's fretless banjo playing is frighteningly good - each time through a tune he seems to play totally differently, keeping you wondering what's coming next. He's one of the few banjo players who can carry it off as a satisfying solo instrument, despite the fact that he's mostly played with great fiddlers. He also dances up a storm, and, like Alan, is a total session addict.
Last night in the Ship Dave Bing and Gerry Milnes playing twin fiddles (West Virginia crooked A tunes in G on fiddles tuned DGDG) raised what's left of my hair and put a glowing finale on to a weekend I'm going to remember for a lo-o-ong time.
Cheers
Knackered Ray


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Subject: RE: Gainsborough OT fest. 2005
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 14 Feb 05 - 05:16 PM

sounds really cool -I'll get there one day....


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Subject: RE: Gainsborough OT fest. 2005
From: GLoux
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 10:01 AM

Ray,

You and your team are to be congratulated for putting together such a quality event. Even though I couldn't be there, knowing what you've done in exposing folks to real old-time music and its magic in Gainsborough makes me glad. Kind of makes the world seem a little smaller to me...

-Greg


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Subject: RE: Gainsborough OT fest. 2005
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 11:37 AM

Didn't make it there myself but hear from a colleague that the beer ran out at 9.00pm on Friday and the bar was closed until Saturday evening only re-opening after the bartender had finished washing the glasses from the previous evening (I won't say where, but it wasn't in the kitchen area!!). I understand too that there was even less space for sessions than last year.

Can anyone confirm or deny this sad state of affairs as it could help me to decide what to do next year.


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Subject: RE: Gainsborough OT fest. 2005
From: BanjoRay
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 12:22 PM

Greg -
I wish you could have been there - I should be at Clifftop this year, so I could well see you there.
Hootenanny -
There's loads of space for sessions in the 6 classrooms used for workshops outside the main building, and also upstairs in the main building, as well as the small rooms near the main corridor that mostly didn't get used - but people seemed to want to cram themselves into corridors near the bar - can't think why! Friday evening got through the draught beer (real ale, two sorts) by 9, but I bought bottled Newcastle brown much later. Tony who ran the bar will make sure there's some spare draught next year. Don't know about the glass washing problem - I'll see him soon and ask him about it all.
Ray


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Subject: RE: Gainsborough OT fest. 2005
From: GUEST,NIckp
Date: 17 Feb 05 - 05:22 PM

Well, for those who were there and understood my predicament, I've almost got my voice back - at least I don't squeak as much.

A great weekend and thank you to those that were there. Next year may be a couple of days later due to the change of school terms.

Must be time for something medicinal....

Nick


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Subject: RE: Gainsborough OT fest. 2005
From: Sooz
Date: 01 Jan 06 - 04:17 AM

Is it that time again?


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