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Subject: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Letty
Date: 16 Sep 05 - 03:09 PM

Hello people,

This is an early notice for the next Eurogathering, for all those people who like to book flightes and ferries early. Or who just like to know that I am indeed still alive (yes, I am, but barely as in last year of PhD, will definitely need the distraction!).
Having missed the gathering in la belle France, I'm making sure I won't have to miss the next by being the organiser!


The venue: Cork City, Ireland

The date: 5-6-7 MAY 2006

The deal: bringing all those Irish tunes back home (other tunes permitted of course)


Date is NOT negotiable! This is called tradition :-)

Whelks can be purchased in the English Market, along with other delicacies such as crubeen and drisheen.


Lots of love,

Letty


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 16 Sep 05 - 03:34 PM

Well letty I was only asking about this the other day, you can definitely count me in.
Giok


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Oaklet
Date: 16 Sep 05 - 05:06 PM

What about a weekend in October? Or January?


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 16 Sep 05 - 05:11 PM

And me!

DC


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: skarpi
Date: 16 Sep 05 - 05:18 PM

Letty , I am coming to Cork, I am gonna get fly ticket when I am back from the Us, in October
and I am hoping my band is coming " Our Rose " .
Please give me info about places to stay in.
All the best Skarpi Iceland.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: MudGuard
Date: 16 Sep 05 - 05:35 PM

I intend to come (if I can find the money ...).

Can I book floorspace?


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 16 Sep 05 - 06:39 PM

If it's Cork City, then presumably camping is not an option. What alternatives will be available for accommodation?

DC


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 17 Sep 05 - 05:13 AM

Letty, glad to hear you are well and indeed keeping your promise! I'd love to come but just now it is doubtful whether I'll be able to get away on holiday at all next year. Mark me 'maybe', please. (And if I come I'd need to book floorspace somewhere too, not bringing the car.)


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Letty
Date: 17 Sep 05 - 05:28 AM

As I am in shared accommodation, floor space is highly limited. I will let you know in a while, as I have to ask my roomie for permission.
A few other options:

  • Campervans - I have a small driveway that MIGHT fit (sedan cars fit) one van.
  • Camping - the nearest decent camping is in Blarney, which is 8km from Cork. Plus you can kiss the stone. In town, in fact very near where I live, is the Cork City Camping, which is rumoured to be quite dreary, but may do the job: Cork City (Togher Road), Tel 00353 (0)21 496 1866.Fax 496 1866.
  • Hostels - several available. The first 6 on this page, for example. I have stayed in Kinlay, which is clean, and in Sheila's, which is a bit cramped but cheap.
  • B&Bs. There are a great number of these. Expect to pay between 30 and 40 euros per night. I am not going to put up links until someone asks, as there are plenty to be googled. The Tourist Information will book you a space too.
  • Hotels - again, plenty of choice. Will provide links if there's interest.
  • Self-catering. If people are interested in getting self-catering accommodation, this is often a relatively cheap option if you share. Look here. Self-catering is harder to find in the city. If you have a car, there's plenty of choice outside the town.

I think hostels are the cheap option, esp. as they are mainly in the city centre. If you have to rely on buses, you might find yourself in trouble, as public transport is notoriously unreliable here.


Ways of getting to Cork:

By air: Cork Airport is served by many airlines. Check out Aer Lingus, they have some good offers. EasyJet, Ryanair and BMIbaby all fly to Ireland.

By rail: coming from other parts of Ireland, rail may be an option. The train from Dublin to Cork takes about 3 1/2 hours, and a weekend return costs about 52 euros. There are buses to.


By ferry: Cork is about 3 hours from the Rosslare ferry. Coming straight from the continent, there is a ferry from France to Ringaskiddy, about 20 minutes from Cork.

By bus: Eurolines serve Cork too. 12 euros for a return ticket from Belfast at the moment. I cannot get a price for London-Cork yet, as the system seems to be stuck.


That's all for now, more info will follow gradually.

Letty


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Letty
Date: 17 Sep 05 - 05:51 AM

BTW, it really IS becoming a tradition, isn't it?

  • 2001 - Münster, Germany (host: Wolfgang)
  • 2002 - Brussels, Belgium (host: Mooman)
  • 2003 - Groningen, Netherlands (host: Letty)
  • 2004 - Barton (Hull), UK (host: Skipjack)
  • 2005 - Niort, France (host: Mooman)
  • 2006 - Cork, Ireland (host: Letty)

Just wondering where 2007 will take us...

Letty


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 17 Sep 05 - 06:21 AM

Good Cork City Map
G..


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: skarpi
Date: 17 Sep 05 - 06:34 AM

May be to Iceland ????????

We´ll never know

I am asking around so hold on tight 2007 might be In Iceland.

If people are up to it to come and see Iceland.
All the best Skarpi Iceland.

P.s we have low price airline ( Icelandic Express )

And we might all get to stay at the same place.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: mooman
Date: 17 Sep 05 - 03:16 PM

Well I will just have to make it six in a row won't I... especially in my own country (even though they speak funny down there... I expect you've already picked up the singing lilt Letty!)

Count me in!!! (Will ask the Good Lady McMoo if she is coming but I 'spect she will).

Love

Richard


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Wolfgang
Date: 17 Sep 05 - 03:53 PM

Skarpi, that's a pleasant surprise. The year after next year we could opt for Greece and see if you come over for the weekend. Iceland is a fascinating idea too, but as Greece a bit far for a weekend.

Most probably I'll come to Cork. I only can say for sure in the second half of October when I know my summer semester time table. I think I'll take a B&B.

Letty, where (which part of Cork) will the action be? So that I can opt for a B&B at walking (crawling) distance.

Wolfgang (whose last visit to Cork was in 1968)


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: skarpi
Date: 17 Sep 05 - 04:41 PM

Wolgang where do you live ?

I ´ll be in Greece no proplem just tell me where and when after two years .

If I can go there and to Cork , well I think most people can come to Iceland.

All best Skarpi Iceland (who have never visit Cork )


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: My guru always said
Date: 17 Sep 05 - 04:43 PM

Brill, well done Letty! Will try to get to this, will be my first Eurogather!


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 17 Sep 05 - 04:59 PM

Go for it Hils!!
G..


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 17 Sep 05 - 05:03 PM

I so hope to be there, but also don't forget Loughstock Four-Score, February 2006! (More on that when I get my arse in gear, promise.)


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 17 Sep 05 - 05:36 PM

Put that bloody Frank Mills fella down and concentrate on important things like LS80.
Giok ¦¬]


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan
Date: 17 Sep 05 - 06:46 PM

What choice do I have? - May 6 is my bloody birthday! I'll aim to be there.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 17 Sep 05 - 07:29 PM

At least we'll know what song to go for, Martin!


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: skarpi
Date: 17 Sep 05 - 07:35 PM

WE might sing Mayflower in Icelandic .
In May , I talk to Rósa tomorrow and tell about this .


All the best Skarpi Iceland.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 17 Sep 05 - 09:28 PM

I would love to come if I can scrape up the money. I want to see the Garvey bridge again. mg


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: mooman
Date: 18 Sep 05 - 04:49 AM

And you can go for it again on 7 May Suzanne 'cos that's mine!

Hugs,

Richard


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: mooman
Date: 18 Sep 05 - 04:51 AM

Be sure not to have the skithers or be needed in Washington DC this time Kate!

(;>)

Richard


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 19 Sep 05 - 04:23 AM

Hi Letty, what a pleasant surprise in autumn!

I'm in the same situation like MudGuard, but I hope I can rise the money. Floorspace would be preferable, otherwise I'd go to a hostel (especially after the wonderful experience in Groningen - reaaly fine).

So count me in with a very small question mark.

And how clever you managed it with the date! Finally a year where I don't have to moo some good wishes, but can sing "Happy Birthday" together with a lot of mudcatters for an esteemed and learned colleague!


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 19 Sep 05 - 07:26 AM

Can I come?


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 19 Sep 05 - 07:53 AM

maybe. Will you be bringing that thing you wear round your neck that makes all that noise?


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 19 Sep 05 - 07:58 AM

It's about time you came to!
G


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 19 Sep 05 - 08:03 AM

No, Fibs, it's OK, love, Mrs S won't be coming.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: MudGuard
Date: 19 Sep 05 - 08:06 AM

Greg, as one of the remaining 4 hardcore Eurogatherers (Richard, Greg, Wolfgang and me), you not only can come, you must come!


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 19 Sep 05 - 08:13 AM

Actually Skippy I meant your oil-slave Eric! :)


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 19 Sep 05 - 08:19 AM

Hardcore: round his neck: ?? Filth!!
G.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Letty
Date: 19 Sep 05 - 09:38 AM

You can come Greg. The sheep are subject to quarantine regulations. Or am I thinking of Eric now?


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 19 Sep 05 - 09:44 AM

Whose absence from this thread is noteworthy............


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Rapparee
Date: 19 Sep 05 - 09:46 AM

May, 2006. Hmmm....my wife is pining for a trip to Ireland...her relatives are Dingleites living in Cork city...hmmm...shouldn't interfer with the neice and nephew's graduations...hmmm....


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Charmion
Date: 19 Sep 05 - 09:47 AM

Edmund and I have piled up a whole heap of Air Miles, so we might be able to swing it. We're still in the "toying with the idea" stage; going overseas two years in a row is kinda rich for our blood (well, mine actually).

Looking forward to seeing the Moos at the Getaway!


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Letty
Date: 19 Sep 05 - 10:00 AM

Hostels in Cork (I plan to have the Saturday session in the city centre, but nothing has been booked yet):

  • Sheila's, in the city centre.
  • Kinlay House, in the Shandon area. Walking distance of city centre, 'colourful' neighbourhood.
  • Bru Bar and Hostel, also in the centre, can be noisy as right on main clubbing and pubbing street.
  • Kelly's Hostel, walking distance again.
  • International Youth Hostel, the official An Oige one. This is actually the one I stayed in and found clean. Bit further from town (15 minute walk), but regular buses (nr 8).


Hope this is useful! Please don't inundate me with requests for floorspace. As much as I'd love to have you all in my place, I'm back to student accommodation (house-share), and so are most of my friends. This means I am NOT free to take in an unlimited number of guests. I do not mean to be unfriendly or a bad host, or that I don't care about money problems (join the club), it is just not possible!
The spaces I have (currently 5: 1 bed, 1 sofa, 3 air beds) will go to previous gathering organisers first. If they don't take them, I will 'advertise' them. So, so sorry! Will invite you all back when I'm rich and respectable ;-)

Letty


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 19 Sep 05 - 10:07 AM

Rich sounds good Letty, respectable though Mmmmm!
G


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: mooman
Date: 20 Sep 05 - 05:04 PM

I chatted with An Pluiméir Ceolmhar and his wife Joelle, and also last year's hosts Jill and Roger, and all have expressed an interest in coming to Cork in May 2006.

Peace

Richard


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 20 Sep 05 - 05:17 PM

Letty, with so many alternatives I probably won't need floorspace at your place. The only thing is, I may not be able to book well in advance. Just in case: Is anyone looking for shared self-catering acc. and would be willing to let me have bed or floor space (whatever is available)?

Seeing the line-up I really wouldn't like to miss this one! Anyway, how about the Viking? Is he on holiday, or facing another Ofsted invasion?


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 20 Sep 05 - 07:33 PM

I have had sharp words with said Viking today, and he is defo coming, even to the degree of supplying his beloved PA for the Saturday night thing.

Richard, it will be luvverly if we can show Jill and Roger a good time in appreciation of Euro2005 in Niort9. They'm luvverly peeps.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Sorcha
Date: 20 Sep 05 - 08:41 PM

Dammit. Can't get to Whitby and Cork the same year....


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 21 Sep 05 - 03:47 AM

So come to Cork and see the world


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 21 Sep 05 - 03:59 AM

No you go to Whitby ¦¬]
G


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: alanww
Date: 21 Sep 05 - 06:41 AM

Hiya Letty et al.
Brill! Its not on the MayDay weekend this year! So Sandy & I might be able to make it. It would be good to see everyone again. I've still got the Brussels 2002 T-shirt! Thanks also for the hostel links.
Say, is the Cork Singers' Club still going? The website seems very old - latest details are of artists booked in the year 2000! I heard about it a while ago but have never managed to make it. Is it still unaccomanied singing every Sunday?
"... as I hear the sweet lark sing ...!"
Alan


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: GUEST,catsphiddle@work
Date: 21 Sep 05 - 07:07 AM

Micca and I might be able to make it too. It will be our 1st wedding anniversary on the 7th! will look into flights and accomodation!


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 21 Sep 05 - 09:09 AM

but there are SO MANY music gatherings all over Ireland (and some in Britain) the May weekend


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Rapparee
Date: 21 Sep 05 - 09:17 AM

My wife just said, "So, why didn't you tell me sooner?"

So we're going to start looking into ways and means.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: MudGuard
Date: 21 Sep 05 - 10:51 AM

Philippa, ask the organizers of those gatherings to change their schedules. ;-)


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Noreen
Date: 21 Sep 05 - 06:00 PM

Put us down for crubeens, Letty dear...

......I've not told Stewart what they are yet :0)


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: michaelr
Date: 21 Sep 05 - 09:02 PM

Letty -- what sort of activities do you propose for this weekend, and where do you see them taking place?

I'd love to see Cork again, and to meet Catters, but it's all a bit vague so far...

Slan,
Michael


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 22 Sep 05 - 04:22 AM

Advice for newcomers (same procedure as every year):

Date is NOT negotiable! This is called tradition :-) [Excerpt from the opening post]

So if there are several events on the same weekend (such is life, very very hard) it is for you to choose. If you like it small, homely and familiar with a lot of music and laughter: come to us. If you prefer the bigger events: go there (or enhance your saintly accomplishment of bilocation). Tertium non datur [third alternative not given].

Come, sing and enjoy!


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: GUEST,Dáithí Ó Geanainn
Date: 22 Sep 05 - 04:47 AM

Dia dhuit a Letty - beidh sé go han-deas thú a fheacáil arís!
Conas eiríonn tú le do Ghaeilge anois?
Hoping to join you all in Cork in May, subject to accommodation.

Might be room in my car for another travelling from Lincolnshire area if anybody's interested.
Slán!
Dáithí


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Letty
Date: 22 Sep 05 - 05:22 AM

The reason the programme's still vague is because it is still 8 months away!
MichaelR: there won't be a festival programme as such. What mainly happens on these Eurogatherings (the 6th so far!) is that we gather for a big session, usually have dinner somewhere, have another session, sometimes go sightseeing (although it is up to the individual whether he/she wants a tour/boat trip, etc.), go to bed far too late, have breakfast, then another session. It's all very informal; a gathering of people who happen to like folk.
Things that have been done on previous gatherings:

  • Dinner in bistro or restaurant, usually annoying the hell out of fellow diners by singing and strumming instruments that have been smuggled in.
  • City tours of Munster, Groningen and Hull.
  • Ceili in a church (Brussels).
  • Punting (France).
  • Invading people's kitchens and living room to continue sessions after closing-time (pretty much every time).
  • Concert in a village hall (Barton).
  • Raffles for the Mudcat.
  • Visit to Waterloo (Brussels).
  • Lots of discussions. Arguing the respective merits of songs and tunes.
  • Did I mention we have sessions?

At this point, I'm not sure yet what pub will be victimised, or if people want a city tour (Cork is not extremely pretty, but has a lot of history), or if we're all going to Blarney to kiss the stone (French kissing not appreciated), or...
One thing that is indeed still running is the Cork Singers' Club in the Spailpin on Sunday nights, so people can also go their own way. If the prices are reasonable, I may book the top floor of the Spailpin for the big session on Saturday night. Another pub that may be sympathetic to us is the Abbey Tavern, I'll enquire there as well. If the numbers aren't too high, we may visit another session on Sunday (though I'd be loathe to 'invade') in the Phoenix or Charlie's. The session I play in is on Friday in the Grange Bar, which is out of the centre and therefore not my first choice, but we'll see! There should be plenty of opportunity to get a venue.

Letty


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 22 Sep 05 - 04:58 PM

I'd like to see Michael Collins' birthplace, please! As well as the Cobh of Cork and anything else worth seeing. Guided tours are an essential part of the Mudgatherings - there's nothing to make you learn more about your fellow Mudcatters ...


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Letty
Date: 22 Sep 05 - 05:07 PM

Michael Collins was born in Clonakilty, which is about an hour from Cork. Cobh is an old harbour town, last place visited by the Titanic before she sank. Both are outside the city! We may have to rent a bus ;-)
It definitely is worth getting out of Cork, as the coast is very pretty. West Cork deserves at least a week.

Letty


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Letty
Date: 22 Sep 05 - 05:12 PM

Are people interested in a tour of the Beamish brewery? This has to be applied for in advance, so I'd have to know whether people want to come.

Alternatively, the Jameson distillery in Midleton is interesting too, and open every day.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Eric the Viking
Date: 22 Sep 05 - 07:20 PM

I'm up for it if possible.Letty can I bag one of yer air beds? NOT the one that git skipjack kept swopping with me.

Oil slave indeed. I am NOW management ! (Heavy is the head that wears the crown)

Kiss a sheep hung over the Blarney stone-that sounds an interesting concept.

Jameson distillery sound good to me.

Every day and every way I'm getting better and better ! Or worse ?


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: GUEST,muppitz at work
Date: 23 Sep 05 - 07:12 AM

I've never been to one of these before, but with it's close proximity, I may have to try!

muppitz x


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 23 Sep 05 - 05:05 PM

Letty, I'd prefer Jameson's over Beamish's! And I may have to bring the car after all ...


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 29 Sep 05 - 04:01 AM

And now what the chimneysweep told me this week: The chimney of my old house is in bad condition and has to be repaired (partly torn down and brought up again) next week and equipped with new stand and steps before the chimneysweep might fall down.
Reading the calculation I nearly lost my hair. My meagre savings for Cork will literally go up the chimney, and I'm almost sure I won't make it next year.
So sad to to miss a demonstration of The Fiddler's Progress, by Letty Bunyan.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Freso
Date: 29 Sep 05 - 04:19 PM

I may just have to come as well, although I will not make the final announcement so soon, as I do not yet know what my situation is. But this is as good an excuse as any to (finally) visit Eire! :)

And if Skarpi takes this to Iceland in 2007, I might try and bring it to Denmark in 2008. Just so you're warned. ;)


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Tannywheeler
Date: 29 Sep 05 - 04:43 PM

Gosh, what fun you're all going to have. Wish I could be there. When we visited Ireland (me and Hubby)in 1990, we spent several days in Cork. Everyone was soooooo nice. Food was good. The hostel was clean and convenient. We went to Cobh, too, for a day trip. Teeerriffff. Have to try to win the lottery or something, 'tween now and then.            Tw


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 29 Sep 05 - 08:25 PM

I might go if i;m not doing nowt.
I got new job now, and making loads of money, so probably will go.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: GUEST,Greycap
Date: 30 Sep 05 - 10:08 AM

Lots of accomodation on the Western Road, about 15 minutes walk into town. Clean and pleasant.
Me? I'll stay with my mother-in-law at Bishopstown.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 30 Sep 05 - 10:44 AM

Letty the nearer of the two campsites, I can't get much info on, is it good bad or indifferent does it cater for motor homes do you know? The out of town one looks nice, but a bit far from the action, especially as there is a slight chance I might indulge in a 'drop o' the craythur' making pedestrian progress proscribed. Or could we fit Greg's Aerophone with wheels?
Giok


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Letty
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 05:22 AM

John: I've heard bad stories about hygiene in the city camping, but having your own motor home helps then. It is, unfortunately, the only one in town... Could you park the motor home in front of my house? I'm not sure what the Irish laws say about that, but I promise I won't give you away :-)
Failing that, taxis will most definitely go to Togher and Blarney. From the city centre to Togher should cost about 7 euros, to Blarney probably more.

Wilfried: Sorry to hear that, hope you can make it in the end!



Letty


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Mr Red
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 07:45 AM

what is crubeen or disheen? And you can get it in an English Market? I must get out and around England (at least).

Dates don't clash with Upton Folk Festival - but I will be too folked-out meself. AND I have to go to Thailand in March - where are the folk clubs in Koh Tao????


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Letty
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 10:43 AM

>what is crubeen or disheen? And you can get it in an English Market? >I must get out and around England (at least).

Ah, one does not ask what it is, one eats it ;-)

A quick head count, also including the people who are still sorting out finances/holidays/transport.
So far, people interested in coming are:

alanww & Sandy
An Pluimear Ceolmhar (2)
Catsphiddle
Charmion
Daithi
Doug Chadwick
Eric the Viking
Fibula Mattock
Freso
Giok
Greycap
Martin Ryan (guest)
mg (guest)
Micca
Michaelr
Mooman & Lady McMoo
Mudguard
Muppitz
My guru always said
Noreen & Stewart
Rapaire
Sir John
Skarpi (3?)
Skipjack K8
Susanne (skw)
Wilfried Schaum
Wolfgang


Apologies if I've left anyone out! That's quite a number...

Letty


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: mooman
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 11:27 AM

That's quite a corking list!

(I'll get me coat...)

Richard


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 08:29 PM

hweloo=
were is people live during gathering?
should i take a tent, or stay in hotel or waht?

or maybe sleep in car.

i like to get a camp van, but think tthey might cost to mutch?


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: michaelr
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 08:31 PM

Sorry to say, I won't be able to make it to Ireland in the spring. Now, if you want to do something in September...

Cheers,
Michael


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Letty
Date: 05 Oct 05 - 03:40 AM

Hm, come September I'll probably be living somewhere else. Looks like it'll be Canterbury (Kent, not NZ). Good place for the 2010 Gathering.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Col K
Date: 05 Oct 05 - 07:41 PM

If Upton festival is not happening in 2006 then I may make a trip to the Euro gathering, and visit friends either before or after, depending on many other commitments.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 06 Oct 05 - 05:28 PM

Letty, how exciting! Count me in for 2010! Do you think they'll let us have our session in that nice little church they've got there?


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 06 Oct 05 - 06:14 PM

2006 Cork
2007 Iceland
2008 Munich
2009 Tollesbury
2010 Canterbury


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Wolfgang
Date: 07 Oct 05 - 11:40 AM

For me Danmark too is an existing idea.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 07 Oct 05 - 11:59 AM

England two years in succession Greg?
G..


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 08 Oct 05 - 04:30 PM

Greg, where does Kiel fit in the schedule? We have a great venue for a session up here! Maybe we could have 2009 1/2? Anyway, who or what is Tollesbury? (I didn't miss something there, did I?)


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: MudGuard
Date: 09 Oct 05 - 04:08 AM

Susanne, you can have 2008 ;-)


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 09 Oct 05 - 07:55 AM

You have missed nothing, Susanne, my darling. Tollesbury is my spiritual home in the Essex marshes that I am keeping up my sleeve for a year when noone else can be arsed to organise the Eurogather.

I'm looking forward to my first visit to Munich in 2008. Never been to Bavaria before, and it's fairer on our founder, Wolfgang, not to have to drag his ass so far that far.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 09 Oct 05 - 08:17 AM

Gutes bayerisches Bier welches gutes bayerisches Bier? Ist der der Grund, den Sie durch jedes zufällige Greg gehen möchten?
Giok ☺


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: MudGuard
Date: 09 Oct 05 - 03:31 PM

Greg, as Wolfgang lives in North Germany (Münster/Hannover), it is a far shorter travel for him to Kiel than it would be to Munich ==> 2008 Kiel

Giok, no good beer in Bavaria, I agree!
"Ist der der Grund, den Sie durch jedes zufällige Greg gehen möchten?" does not make any sense to me - could you give the English original of that sentence?


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 09 Oct 05 - 05:26 PM

It makes even less sense to me Andy, I'm only doing what BabelFish told me to do. I asked it to say "Could the good beer in Bavaria be why he wants to go there" or words a bit like that.
Giok ☺


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 09 Oct 05 - 06:25 PM

Okay, 2009 it is - and, by the way, Kiel has its very own brewery still going strong. As to the beer quality, people tell me it's quite drinkable. On the other hand, there hasn't been much in the way of sightseeing opportunities since Kiel was - to borrow a phrase from Harvey Andrews - redeveloped by the British in the early 1940s. However, Icould perhaps arrange a boat trip on the world-famous Kiel Canal, aka Nord-Ostsee-Kanal, with on-board session, perhaps?


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 09 Oct 05 - 06:31 PM

Kiel Canal!! You be Davies and I'll be Carruthers. That'll be brilliant, Iceland 2007, Munich 2008, Kiel 2009, Canterbury 2010!

Sorted.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 09 Oct 05 - 07:00 PM

Greg, is Davies the one without any sailing experience? That would be just up my street! I've been living in this b..usy place for 20 years, and nobody has ever asked me out on their boat ... I'm quite good at nosing around, though.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Wolfgang
Date: 10 Oct 05 - 08:16 AM

Beer is better in the North of Germany, food is better in the south.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 10 Oct 05 - 09:22 AM

It's a long way to go for lunch, I think I'll stay In Keil, for better or for wurst.
G ☺


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 12 Oct 05 - 08:02 PM

Wolfgang, we're not quite as backwards as that any more! (Though I must admit I'd be hard pressed to name a place where both the session and beer AND the food are of good quality...)

Giok, you're welcome! Wurst is definitely better here than in Scotland, and there are loads of parking spaces.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Snuffy
Date: 13 Oct 05 - 08:15 AM

There were two breweries in Kiel (Holsten and Eiche) when I was there in 1967/68. Which one has closed?


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 13 Oct 05 - 07:33 PM

Both, Snuffy. Both areas have been turned into agreeable living quarters. But the 'Kloster-Brauerei' (Alter Markt) was reopened a few years back. It doubles as a pub, and you can even go downstairs and look at the cauldrons. I doubt they'd let us have a session there, though, and it's too loud to talk even without music.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 18 Oct 05 - 11:51 AM

Eurogatherings are great, but so are LOUGHSTOCKS so don't forget to attend Loughstock 4-score as well! (Plug, plug.) Think of it as a dry run, but with drink.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: mooman
Date: 19 Oct 05 - 03:53 AM

As in "Lough, Stock and Two Empty Barrels" Kate?

Love

Richard


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: mooman
Date: 19 Oct 05 - 03:55 AM

P.S. Love and continuing good thoughts to John and Lily.

Richard


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: GUEST,Greycap
Date: 19 Oct 05 - 04:59 AM

Just got back from a week in Cork.
I selflessly worked quality assurance on Beamish & Murphy's stouts. The pints were beautifully kept and poured. All I had to do was drink 'em and ask for another.
The city is impeccable and ready for us to visit.
Car hire at the airport was 99 euros per week for a Corsa.
Visted Macroom, Killarney, Skibbareen, Clonakity (De Barras Folk Club in the main street), Tralee, Bantry, Youghal & Kinsale. The South-West awaits you.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 19 Oct 05 - 11:43 AM

€ 99 for a Corsa? Good grief! What will they demand then for a bicycle? € 57, for each wheel?


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Letty
Date: 19 Oct 05 - 12:11 PM

A tip for car hire: Enterprise. They will also pick up from the airport, or deliver a car there. Give them a ring, a weekend in the cheapest car (Fiesta or similar) should cost you no more than about 50 euros. Sometimes they have a weekend special for 27 euros!
Best to phone! +353 21 4975133


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Letty
Date: 19 Oct 05 - 12:12 PM

Just to prevent silly "100!" posts: beat you to it!

OK, so that was silly too. Hm. I'll get me coat.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 20 Oct 05 - 02:37 AM

Congratulations, Letty, me gal. It doesn't seem so silly to me - just for consolation.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: skarpi
Date: 08 Nov 05 - 03:17 PM

I am just Refresh this page.
All the best Skarpi Iceland.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Letty
Date: 08 Nov 05 - 04:21 PM

Thanks, Skarpi. I'll be contacting An Spailpín Fanach shortly to see if I can rent their 1st floor for the Saturday night.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: skarpi
Date: 09 Nov 05 - 01:51 AM

Letty , I will I think be there ,I just am checking the flight
over there I did that yesterday so now I need to talk with Rósa
about coming to .
So we´ll see
All the best SkarpiIceland.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: skarpi
Date: 10 Nov 05 - 01:46 AM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: My guru always said
Date: 22 Nov 05 - 03:47 PM

Well, it's looking doubtful that I'll make it *bu*ger* Will be over in early March at Upperchurch, Limerick & Ballylickey for musical extravaganzas and the old pay-packet only stretches so far. Will keep it in mind in case any spare cash comes my way though...


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: MudGuard
Date: 17 Dec 05 - 02:24 AM

Count me in as definite!
Yesterday my boss told me he needs me for the complete next year, so no unemployment, so enough money for the trip ...


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Wolfgang
Date: 21 Dec 05 - 04:10 PM

If he needs you for the complete year, Andy, are you sure you can take two days off?

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: MudGuard
Date: 21 Dec 05 - 06:32 PM

He needs me to be in Cork on that weekend ;-)

Wolfgang, I lost my job this summer (effective end of September), found something temporary starting in October - limited till end of December, which was first prolonged till end of March and now is prolonged till February 2007 ...


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 21 Dec 05 - 06:41 PM

Congratulations, Andy! Though it does look like a case of the cloud and the silver lining ...


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Rapparee
Date: 22 Dec 05 - 05:15 PM

Well, I'd hoped to come over. But my wife is going to Blighty in early May on a quilt 'n' fabric tour, and my neice (and goddaughter) is graduating from college then.

Ah well, maybe next year.

Or maybe I'll send a proxy....


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: MudGuard
Date: 09 Jan 06 - 02:54 PM

Any changes to date/place before I book the flights?


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Letty
Date: 12 Jan 06 - 06:47 AM

Nope, still planning this in the first (whole) weekend of May!
Practicing...

Letty


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Sabine
Date: 13 Jan 06 - 03:55 AM

Jeepers....

every time I try to join a gathering there is something coming up which doesn't give me the chance to do so.

Think around that time in May I will move over to Scotland with me children and all my bits and pieces :o)))

Sabine


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: MudGuard
Date: 17 Jan 06 - 03:07 PM

Ok, flights are booked.

Letty, is there a chance to park my bicycle safely at your place during the weekend?

What about the floorspace? Is it booked already?

Btw, as Aer Lingus does not offer the flights Munich to Cork after March 06, I will fly to Dublin on Thursday - I'm not sure yet whether I will sleep in Cork or in Dublin, that depends on when I really get out of the Airport, the bus timetable (not available yet for May) ...


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 17 Jan 06 - 06:12 PM

Are there any cheap (or reasonable) flights from Scotland to Cork? I could get to Ayr fro the price of a beer (well, meal, actually), but Cork would cost me a week's wages!


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: katlaughing
Date: 10 Feb 06 - 11:23 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Alba
Date: 11 Feb 06 - 12:33 AM

Susanne,
Ryan Air has Flights out of Prestwick to Dublin for 25 quid.
Bus to Cork from there or maybe someone is going down to Cork from Dub?
Just a thought.
I would love to be there.
Ill just get myself good and fired up waiting for the Getaway this Year.
Hope you find an affordable way to make the trip.
awe the best
Jude


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 11 Feb 06 - 05:26 AM

Thanks, Alba. Pity you can't be there. But I will be, it's too tempting, never mind the cost.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Letty
Date: 11 Feb 06 - 06:49 AM

There are indeed buses from Cork to Dublin, check this site. You could also take a train. A bit more expensive, but also more comfortable (and with a toilet!).


I will check whether we can arrange a tour of Beamish (appointment only, so will have to call them). Other possible daytours are Blarney (castle and stone) and Midleton (Jameson Distillery). Not everyone has transport though, so I think we can leave it to the individual to decide what they want to do. There is a regular bus service to both Blarney and Midleton.


Another regular feature of Eurogathering are city tours, and I will check out whether these are available from the information centre. Who would be interested in such a tour? If Groningen is anything to go by, we need about 10 people to keep that affordable, so enter your name if interested.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: MudGuard
Date: 11 Feb 06 - 12:05 PM

My preference: Midleton more important than Beamish more important than Blarney (been there ...)

A city tour would be nice, will take part if there is one (but won't be complaining if it isn't).

Hope you had a good drive home from Portaferry!


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 11 Feb 06 - 07:17 PM

Same as Andy, please. I love Jamen´son's!


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 11 Feb 06 - 07:24 PM

Would some Mudelf please delete the embarrassing typo above? I KNOW Ireland's best whiskey is called Jameson's ...


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 17 Feb 06 - 07:01 AM

hello hello, am currently checking out finances (limited, given my impending trip to China and a move to London in August) - I have my cousin's wedding a week before the Eurogathering in Monaghan, and may not be able to do 2 trips. I'm already on packed lunches and wines of poor vintage, so things are tight. Why is AerArann so expensive?!


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Oaklet
Date: 17 Feb 06 - 09:32 AM

Dearest Fibulamatic, under the Registration of Airline Businesses act (within the confines of the European Harmonisation of Air Traffic Regulations 2003 and 2004), airlines now pay a surcharge based upon how many vowels there are in their name or "Trading Style", as they call it - as a proportion of the total number of letters in the name. Aer Arrann gets a right caning for over-using the letter A and a for using a whopping 4 vowels out of 9 letters. You don't have to count the space(s) since the 2004 amendment in case you were going to ask. Unfortunately, these charges have to be passed on to the consumer.

I am always happy to help.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 17 Feb 06 - 01:05 PM

Thank you Oakers. Once again your extensive knowledge of avionic legislation has saved the day. Under Article 57 of The State versus Hyperinflated Ticketing Costs I will be making a complaint forthwith.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: mooman
Date: 17 Feb 06 - 01:25 PM

Kate,

Wines of poor vintage? That's terrible! I must send you some good stuff over!

Richard


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 17 Feb 06 - 01:33 PM

I know. Don't even start me on the champagnes. Stick it all in a crate with some Chimay bleu Richard! And don't be skimping on the chocolate whelks! :)

(p.s. BONGGGGGGGGGGggggggggggggggg g g g   g   g    g - that's the sound of my singing bowl)


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 17 Feb 06 - 04:44 PM

Blimey, that's why Aer Lingus is so expensive. Fer Latio would enjoy budget status.

Whilst we ponder facetious and antidisestablishmentarianism, which word in the OED enjoys the most vowels, and which word enjoys the highest ratio of vowels to consonants?


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: MudGuard
Date: 17 Feb 06 - 07:04 PM

BONGGGGGGGGGGggggggggggggggg g g g   g   g    g would be a good name for an airline - very few vowels ...

which word enjoys the highest ratio of vowels to consonants

a? 1 to 0
Is y considered a vowel?
If yes, eye with 3 to 0


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: skarpi
Date: 19 Feb 06 - 07:07 AM

Letty don´t coun´t me out YET ,,,,,, I am not say no until
I better about my work ahead, I know within a week.
All the best Skarpi ICeland.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 19 Feb 06 - 01:56 PM

Don't count me out yet either - I may have a cunning plan!


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: GUEST,ossonsanscookie
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 07:05 AM

To reply to an earlier question in this thread.A crubeen is a pig's trotter and drisheen,a cullinary speciallity of Cork and is a class of black pudding that is square in shape.Both are freely available from "The English Market" - incidently one of the finest markets in the world - in Cork city


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Wolfgang
Date: 22 Feb 06 - 08:23 AM

which word enjoys the highest ratio of vowels to consonants

Well, in German, a wet and boggy patch of land on a Jupiter moon would have to be called

Ioaue.

That even beats the French 'oiseau' (bird)

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 22 Feb 06 - 10:28 AM

An erudite and learned a response as we have come to expect from Professor Hell. I was expecting a colloquial response from that Mattock oiseau.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: MudGuard
Date: 22 Feb 06 - 02:12 PM

The french word eau has a higher ratio of vowels to consonants than oiseau (but a smaller number of vowels ...)
If you are just looking for a high number of vowels, words like

Donaudampfschifffahrtsgesellschaftskapitänsmützenherstellerwitwenwohnungstüren or similar have a high number of vowels just because they are long ...


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: GUEST,kara
Date: 22 Feb 06 - 02:42 PM

that reminds me of that bilingual song Van Morrison sings

"Eau the water" any chance of getting that one together?


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 22 Feb 06 - 02:56 PM

Andy? Does that mean 'a' in German?


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: MudGuard
Date: 22 Feb 06 - 04:26 PM

No, Greg, it means the

doors of appartments of widows of producers of hats for captains at the Danube steam boat company.

This word can be infinitely prolonged, e.g.
...türenlackdosendeckelaufkleberstanzen ...

(meaning the punch for the stickers on the lids of the cans with the paint for the doors of ... )


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Wolfgang
Date: 23 Feb 06 - 06:31 AM

That is basically the same as making sentences in English only on the level of words, for in English there is no fixed length limit for sentences and you always can add some more words to enhance the length of the sentence though it may not really improve the understandability while on the other hand it has the advantage that you can be sure that this particular sentence has never before been said or written by anybody else.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 15 Mar 06 - 10:42 AM

Hi folks!
I can't come this year, but I have translated a German folk song:
Unsre liebe Kath = our dear Cathy.
For the pronunciation ask Andy aka MudGuard, albeit he comes from the more civilized areas of Bavaria.
It is the fruit of this thread.

Sing and enjoy!


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 30 Mar 06 - 01:40 PM

I've booked the ferry so all I need to do now is sort some accommodation.

I'm fairly flexible – I have a tent and enjoy camping but hotels, hostels or some sort of house sharing all sound fine to me. Basically, I'll take anything above a park bench or a police cell. I'll sleep anywhere but I must have some security for my musical instruments.

I have transport but I would prefer to be able to sample all the delights of old Ireland, rather than having to nurse half a pint of Guinness all evening. If it turns out that the only accommodation is at a distance from the sessions, I could forego the alcohol if there is good music and craic at each end. The most important thing is not to be too far from the action. I don't want to be stuck somewhere on my own, wondering if everyone else is having a good time.

Where is everyone else staying?


DC


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: MudGuard
Date: 30 Mar 06 - 03:21 PM

I have a tent and enjoy camping but hotels, hostels or some sort of house sharing all sound fine to me. Basically, I'll take anything above a park bench or a police cell.

I've seen many hotels, camping areas and hostels - but none of them on the roof of a police cell ;-)

Or did I misinterprete that?
You take either a police cell or anything above a park bench (which probably means a branch of a tree)? ;-)


I have not yet booked a hostel in Cork.
Letty, which is the hostel closest to the action? (Or has by chance someone canceled floor space?)

Andy/MudGuard


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 30 Mar 06 - 03:46 PM

.......I'll take anything above a park bench or a police cell.

I've seen many hotels, camping areas and hostels - but none of them on the roof of a police cell ;-)

Or did I misinterprete that?



......I'll take anything that has more stars/rosettes/knife & fork symbols/etc. than either a park bench or a police cell. I do have my standards after all.


I guess it loses something in the translation.


DC


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 01:35 AM

Letty,

Re your suggested cultural event of a trip to either Beamish / Jamesons Distillery / Blarney Castle / city tour:

Blarney is the bottom of the list for me, as I can go there on my own, but I have no strong preferences on the others. Whichever is chosen (even Blarney), you can count me in as a participant.

DC


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: MudGuard
Date: 01 Apr 06 - 10:25 AM

Doug, did you see the ;-) I put behind the sentences? ;-)
Look at your PMs also ...


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 01 Apr 06 - 12:32 PM

Only just caught up with this thread, and am saddened Wilfried will not be joining us this year. Wilfried's a part of the furniture of a Eurogather. You will be sorely missed, old friend.

I looked at them tadpoles and scratched me head; looks like something Oakley scribbled.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Wolfgang
Date: 02 Apr 06 - 07:58 AM

I've booked my flight now.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 02 Apr 06 - 02:32 PM

Andy,

I must admit that I tend not to look at the little smiley faces that people use as I have to turn my head to the side to understand them and it hurts my neck. But, rest assured, your comments were received in the spirit they were made.

I suppose I should have added some to my reply but, just as I tend to ignore them when reading, it never occurs to me to use them when writing.


As a point of interest to all, I e-mailed Sheila's hostel and it would appear that they have only limited availability for the weekend we are interested in.


DC


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 02 Apr 06 - 06:11 PM

Well, I hope you'll all have a smashing time (not literally, of course ...). I won't be coming after all. Sad, as I'd love to see you all again (and I'll miss the trip to Jameson's, of course). But it would have meant postponing my holiday till May, and I'm so knackered I just need it as soon as possible. Also, jetting through the world is not the most relaxing activity I can think of...

However, is there any chance of an English Mudgathering at some convenient festival in, say, September? I'd try to get to that, or else just drop in on the Yorkshire Mudcat stronghold if that's ok.

Anyway, Wolfgang and Andy are sure to represent Germany in style, and I'm pinning my hopes on 2007. Back in Germany, perhaps? Or wherever else Letty is headed next. (And please, Letty, give my regards to your dad. I'm sorry to miss meeting him again.)


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: MudGuard
Date: 07 Apr 06 - 01:56 AM

4 weeks!


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: skarpi
Date: 07 Apr 06 - 02:48 AM

Halló all , Okei now I know I am NOT gonna be able to come tol this
gathering (sorry) I have to work, sniff sniff.........

Have fun for me and drink a glass to me here up in the N- Atlantic

All the best Skarpi Iceland.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Wolfgang
Date: 07 Apr 06 - 04:56 PM

Skarpi,

we'll drink a warm Guinness particularly for you.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 10 Apr 06 - 03:05 AM

Letty,

Most of the B&Bs seem to centred around Wellington Road or near to the University in Western Road. Which of these areas would you recommend? Are they within walking distance of where we will be gathering?

DC


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 10 Apr 06 - 07:44 AM

I feel honoured sincerely by Greg's kind commemoration and am proud to have qualified by participating only thrice as a furniture.
My only hope is that you do not miss me as a voluptuous waste paper basket full of nonsense, but also as a shelf full of valuable knowledge.

I shall miss you, too, dear friends, and your jolly songs and music. Please give the exact hour in Z-time (mil. for GMT [not daylight saving time!]) when you will drink the warm toast to Skarpi; I shall lift my bumper, too.

My wife is playing lotto again, but I am afraid she will not win in time to pay for a stay with you. With my proverbial luck I do not see any chance to win the money myself.

Sing and enjoy!
Wilfried


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Apr 06 - 07:37 AM


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 14 Apr 06 - 06:06 AM

Any clues as to the times and venues yet ?


DC


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Apr 06 - 02:29 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Apr 06 - 10:51 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: GUEST,mooman
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 07:14 AM

Dear Letty and all,

I am afraid I won't be able to make it this year (first time I've missed a EuroGathering).

I hope you all have a great time!

Richard


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: MudGuard
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 02:37 PM

What a shame, Richard ...

So who is coming?

Doug and me.
Anyone else?


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Wolfgang
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 03:26 PM

I've booked my flight already and I shall come.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 04:41 PM

And I am booked on a troopship, out of Swansea, so awful that there isn't even a picture of it on the website, and I am accompanied by a surprise visitor.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Apr 06 - 07:39 PM

The reason the programme's still vague is because it is still 8 months away!

With only two weeks to go, it still seems no less vague. Or have I missed something ?

Does anyone have any idea exactly where in Cork we will be gathering ? If so, would you care to share it ?


DC


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 20 Apr 06 - 07:43 PM

Not quite sure how I ended up as a Guest, but that was me.

DC


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 22 Apr 06 - 01:35 AM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 22 Apr 06 - 05:38 AM

I've been asked to perform a 48 hour 48 bass accordion recital, Doug. Enjoy!


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: MudGuard
Date: 23 Apr 06 - 11:41 AM

Leeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeettyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 23 Apr 06 - 02:58 PM

I take it that the answer to my question was "No!" then.

Greg, I'd happily listen to such a virtuoso performance if only I knew where and when it was going to take place


DC


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: MudGuard
Date: 23 Apr 06 - 03:01 PM

Does anyone have Letty's phone number (mobile or landline)? If so, please pm me.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Wolfgang
Date: 24 Apr 06 - 11:53 AM

Next week, we should seriously discuss where the visitors from the continent and the big island could meet each other in Cork just in case we hear nothing from Letty by then. They are not going to refund my ticket so I'll be in Cork whatever happens (or not).

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 24 Apr 06 - 12:42 PM

Good idea, Wolfgang. If we don't hear from Letty by say next Tuesday, 2nd May, we'll agree an RV then.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: MudGuard
Date: 24 Apr 06 - 12:57 PM

The Eircom phonebook has no entry for Letty ...

If noone has a contact number of Letty - does anyone have a contact number for her parents?


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 24 Apr 06 - 01:22 PM

Under the clock is the traditional meeting place.


DC


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: MudGuard
Date: 24 Apr 06 - 01:51 PM

Doug, did you read my PMs?


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: skarpi
Date: 24 Apr 06 - 04:48 PM

What are you looking for an " ORGAN " shall I send you one
from my church? hehehehe, my dear friends i hope you all have fun I am gonna miss you all

All the best Skarpi Iceland.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: MudGuard
Date: 24 Apr 06 - 05:24 PM

Skarpi, keep the organ, just send Rosa ;-)


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: skarpi
Date: 24 Apr 06 - 05:47 PM

sorry Can´t she just had a baby girl , a lovlely little rose .

All the best Skarpi Iceland.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: MudGuard
Date: 24 Apr 06 - 10:09 PM

Congratulations to Rosa and her little rose!


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: GUEST,Paranoid Android
Date: 25 Apr 06 - 06:48 AM

Ryanair have flights from Dublin to Cork for FREE. 33 euros landing charges is all you pay. I have booked into Ambassador Best Western hotel for 50 euros per night. Seems like a high class spot so the price is OK.
I am totally unfamiliar with Cork city so I hope somone will provide a timetable of events and locations so that I can try to familiarise myself with the "Map" before I travel.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Wolfgang
Date: 26 Apr 06 - 04:10 PM

Last time I was in Cork was 40 years ago. Does that count as being familiar with? They might even have traffic lights by now or accept Euros. Under the clock? I thought it was in the pub with the Guinness sign?

Wolfgang

(Beneath the light-hearted comment I slowly start worrying)


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: MudGuard
Date: 27 Apr 06 - 01:58 AM

Susanne (who can't come to Cork) has sent me an email address and a phone number of Letty's parents in the early hours this morning. Before I went to work today, I sent them an email asking about Letty, and when I am back from work, I'll try to phone them (unless I got an answer before that). Hopefully they do understand enough of my broken English or my Deutsch, as I don't speak Dutch at all ...


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 27 Apr 06 - 05:47 AM

You're taking that Oakley aren't you Greg?
G..


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Apr 06 - 12:05 PM

Has Letty duna runa?


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: MudGuard
Date: 27 Apr 06 - 01:28 PM

Good news!
Letty is still alive!

Her Mother just had contact with her - she was in Australia for some time and now is back.

Just a moment ago, Letty's phone was busy, but I will go on trying ...


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: MudGuard
Date: 27 Apr 06 - 02:00 PM

Ok, I just spoke to her, she will post some info tomorrow morning
The call was suddenly interrupted, and I didn't manage to get thru again ...
Can't even phone my parents here in Munich - must be my phone ...


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Letty
Date: 28 Apr 06 - 11:34 AM

Rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated.
The weekend is on, with my sincere apologies, but this is the first time I am able to get through to the site in a while!

DC: both locations fine, Wellington may be a bit closer, but a steep walk back, and Western Rd is fine as long as you don't mind a brisk walk. Downtown Cork has no real B&Bs, only hotels. Very little green there!
Can people confirm if they're going by email, as I'm afraid my connection is very bad...LNijhuis at hotmail.com

I will then send everyone the programme if I cannot get on!


Pub of choice is confirming this weekend, but probably the Abbey Tavern! This is near the cathedral, and would be slightly closer to Washington street.

Are you all coming?
For a tour I will need that headcount...
So far I've got:

alanww & Sandy
An Pluimear Ceolmhar (2)
Catsphiddle
Charmion
Daithi
Doug Chadwick
Eric the Viking
Fibula Mattock
Freso
Giok
Greycap
Martin Ryan (guest)
mg (guest)
Micca
Michaelr
Mudguard
Muppitz
My guru always said
Noreen & Stewart
Rapaire
Skipjack K8 & guest
Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Letty
Date: 28 Apr 06 - 11:59 AM

Suggesion for the Saturday tour:

A trip to Midleton Distilleries.
The bus leaves at 10.30 from the bus station (Cork city centre),
a day return will cost E6,30.

In Midleton, we then take a tour through the distillery, which will set us back E7,00, but think of the knowledge gained.

We can then take the bus back at 14.45 or 15.30, to make ready for the session.

How does this sound?


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Letty
Date: 29 Apr 06 - 07:22 AM

So, the programme is as follows:

Saturday

Morning: excursion to Jameson Distillery

Afternoon: session in the Abbey Tavern

Dinner: I will book us a restaurant. Star Vast in Princes Street is Chinese (but with the option of chips, which I find very funny in Irish Chinese restaurants) and friendly, plus very central and not too expensive as Irish restaurants go. They may even turn the karaoke on for you if you ask nicely...

Evening: am trying to get us into the top floor of the Old Oak (Oliver Plunkett Street), but if I don't hear back I'll give An Spailpín Fanach a try.

Sunday:

Morning: free, for sleeping in or your own excursion (try Blarney, buses leave from the bus station regularly. Castle with some famous stone, and THE opportunity to get your woolly jumpers (no, not sheep crossed with kangaroos) in the Woollen Mills.

Afternoon: if we behave on Saturday, we'll be welcome in the Abbey again, otherwise we'll be off to Charlie's, where there's a regular session to invade.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Letty
Date: 29 Apr 06 - 07:24 AM

I know some people are arriving Friday night. I will devise a cunning plan to get y'all to the Grange Bar, which is in a suburb.
Friday nights are tricky for sessions in Cork (as are Saturdays), as they are generally reserved for some mysterious thing called 'popular' music. Apparently young people like that.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Apr 06 - 08:44 AM

http://www.thesession.org/sessions/index.php/search?country_id=75&areaname=Cork&town=Cork+City&day=Any&search=Search


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Kara
Date: 30 Apr 06 - 09:34 AM

Looks like I've missed the boat/plane; Got a gig in Brittany on friday night, but if anyone is travelling over on saturday morning and has a spare place in the car, let me know.

PS does Charlie still run Charlie's?


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Letty
Date: 30 Apr 06 - 10:25 AM

As far as I know, Charlie's is still on on the Sunday.
And for the singers: from 9.30 in the Spailpín, there's a singers' night every Sunday.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: alanww
Date: 30 Apr 06 - 05:05 PM

Hi Letty & everyone
I see Sandy & I are still on the list of potentials. Sorry, while I would have certainly love to have come, after singing trips to New Zealand & Holland so far this year and more expensive flights to Cork than I had originally assumed, the money has just run out!
I hope that a great time is had by all ...
" ... I've spent it in good company!"
Alan


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: GUEST,JTT
Date: 30 Apr 06 - 06:30 PM

By the way, the name of my country is Ireland, not Eire, muna bhfuil tú ag labhairt Ghaeilge.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Letty
Date: 01 May 06 - 06:46 AM

Yes JTT, let's turn it political just because I want to keep the thread title short...sigh.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Letty
Date: 01 May 06 - 07:06 AM

People who have confirmed attendance:

Doug Chadwick
MudGuard
Skipjack & guest
Wolfgang
and myself, of course

That's 6 so far, including 4 musicians. Any more?

Letty


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: GUEST,Paranoid Android
Date: 01 May 06 - 08:08 AM

Hi Letty, I'll be there by Saturday afternoon. I don't know anybody but I have a guitar and I'll sing Kilkelly if things get too lively. My mobile no. is 0862475530 and I'd be obliged if you text me on Saturday when you finalise the session venue.
John.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Letty
Date: 01 May 06 - 08:56 AM

Will be good to have you John!
The first venue is indeed finalised, it'll be the Abbey Tavern from about 3.30PM.

Letty


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Leadfingers
Date: 01 May 06 - 10:35 AM

Seems a shame to grab the 200th post just to say I wasnt there but hope you all had a good time !"


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Leadfingers
Date: 01 May 06 - 03:01 PM

Or rather , I WONT BE there ! got my weekends twisted !!


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Noreen
Date: 01 May 06 - 04:36 PM

Sorry for not chipping in sooner, but Stewart and I won't be able to come due to lack of funds. Anyone got a job for me? :0/

Hope all goes really well, as ever!


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: MudGuard
Date: 03 May 06 - 01:57 AM

Letty, can you give any details (address ...) for the Grange bar?


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Letty
Date: 03 May 06 - 05:56 AM

Grange Bar:
Grange Rd, Douglas, Cork. It is next to Aldi. Session starts about 9.30.
If it's hard to find, we could meet up beforehand somewhere and drive together. Three cars, so we should be able to get this running.

Letty


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Letty
Date: 03 May 06 - 06:09 AM

Dont forget the map provided by someone before. Grange Road for the Friday Night, Gillabbey Street for Saturday afternoon. Now that we have only about 6-8 people, the function room I had in mind for the Saturday night is a bit too big, so I'll go and find a quiet pub for that evening.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: MudGuard
Date: 03 May 06 - 07:33 AM

Meeting up on friday sounds nice. I have your phone number, so Doug and I could phone you (but I don't have a mobile, so calling back is not possible) ...

If no meeting up - I might be on the bicycle. Grange road looks rather long on the map - is the pub in the middle or closer to one of the ends (which one?)?


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Letty
Date: 03 May 06 - 08:23 AM

Andy - it's quite a stressful bike-ride from Sheila's (crossing ringroad and the like). I will have to work late on Friday (it's exam time here), so we could drive from a certain point at about 9. Phoning is fine, but after 6 as I will be invigilating before, and so cannot answer any calls.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Wolfgang
Date: 04 May 06 - 04:47 PM

I'll try to meet you Friday night. I'm in Cork from morning Friday to late Monday.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Letty
Date: 04 May 06 - 04:56 PM

Wolfgang, we will pick you up (and others who may need a lift). I will PM you my phone number so we can arrange it.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: GUEST,Paranoid Android
Date: 06 May 06 - 05:41 AM

Hi Letty, I'm just leaving Dublin (10.35 am). Can you please text me your mobile number so that I can contact you if I have any difficulty with the geography of Cork. John 0862475530


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: GUEST,fibula in cork
Date: 06 May 06 - 02:46 PM

hello we are in corcaigh and it is great so it is. I am playing with skipjack's thingy (this pda I mean) and we are all in a chinese restaurant having gone whiskey tasting and tune playing. Letty scores once more by doing a great eurogathering!!!


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Eric the Viking
Date: 07 May 06 - 12:01 PM

Not a lot of news from you lot ! Some of us are there in thought if not any other form. who turned up in the end?


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 07 May 06 - 12:08 PM

It's still 'happening' that's why.
G.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Eric the Viking
Date: 07 May 06 - 03:04 PM

Well Fib's if you are still playing with Skipjack and his thingy say Hello ! And give Letty (My mail order bride) a big kiss.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Letty
Date: 09 May 06 - 10:25 AM

Thanks for coming, Wolfgang, Andreas, Doug, Paranoid Android, Skipjack and Fibs!

It was small-scale, but I enjoyed it.

Letty


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 09 May 06 - 10:52 AM

I have just regained my throne at Lard Hall, and small-scale it may have been (the Eurogathering, not the throne), but it was still extremely enjoyable, especially 'relaxing' on that feminine inflatable vibrating thing in Kinsale.

Thanks you again, Letty, for another spiffing time.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Wolfgang
Date: 09 May 06 - 11:08 AM

I'm back and my rucksack will be back soon I heard (40 minutes change time in Amsterdam was too short for it).

It was small but a great gathering fot the listeners like me. I fell in love again as usual on Mudcat gatherings and with a new one as usual. This time it was 'The Contender' when I heard it sung Friday evening by one of the locals.

Friday was a very good session. The level of playing was so that noone was afraid to join and it was a mixture of tune playing and songs. The two Sunday sessions were very different in style. One was diddle di music only at a very high level of skill (locals and Doug) with all instruments you can think of. The evening was a fascinating singers' club night in a very friendly and inviting atmosphere. From very traditional to Joni Mitchell, and to storytelling. Only condition: No other instrument but the human voice.

Monday was travel time. The lucky ones like Andy (Mudguard) were cycling in pouring rain to start an Ireland cycle tour, the less lucky ones (me, in this particular instance) were overtaking Andy by bus on the way home. (When you read this, Andy; I've actually seen you from the bus to Kinsale, where I made a short trip to instead of Cobh; I did wave but in that weather you couldn't possibly see into a bus even if you had felt like).

The next gathering will be in or close to a town starting with M. Offers are still accepted. So far, and in this order of preference the towns named are: Milano, Munich, Muenster.

It was great to see you.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 09 May 06 - 06:57 PM

As others have said, a Eurogathering that was small, but perfectly formed, which managed to pack in the maximum of music, cultural activity and friendship.

The people of Cork that I met in the music and singing sessions, and in my B&B were most welcoming and hospitable. I even managed to get a song in at the Cork Singers Club on Sunday evening.

As well as being able to participate in the sessions, we were able to take in a very good blues band on the Saturday evening and a bit of blue grass prior to the singing session on Sunday.

On the cultural side, I manage to kiss the Blarney Stone and I found out on the tour of the Jameson Distillery, much to my surprise, that I actually like Irish whiskey. It was great fun tearing round on a speed boat with Skipjack giving me the full low-down on the racing yachts we were passing, using lots of nautical terms of which the only one I understood was "boat".

My journey home took a route through the Wicklow mountains which showed the Irish countryside at its most beautiful, particularly with the gorse in full flower. Got back home a couple of hours ago after a mill-pond ferry trip across the Irish Sea.

Those who couldn't make it this year really did miss out. It was great to see everyone that did attend, and thanks Letty for organising it.

Ah well, back to work tomorrow.


DC


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 10 May 06 - 03:35 AM

Here's the Happy Hooker we inspected in Kinsale.

So much for my theory she'd been launched 10 days ago, she was rerigged in 1993!


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 10 May 06 - 03:37 AM

And under sail


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 10 May 06 - 04:03 AM

Hello, Cork is great (as I've already said) and it was fantastic toi see everybody again. Two good things happened to me in addition to all the other good stuff. One was that I started playing the fiddle again after a looooong break, and I'm going to keep going at it, and the other is that I got to be a whiskey taster at the Jameson distillery, so yet again at a Eurogathering I have received a certificate to hang on my bathroom wall alongside my Mudcat PhD Certificate and my letter from Bristol City Council banning me from swimming pools for two weeks because I had cryptosporidiosis.

Thanks Letty, it was magic! It ended on a high as well as we stuffed ourselves full of rhubarb tart at Blarney. Thanks to Skipjack too - I wouldn't have got there without him and his unique style of driving.

Oh, and When I got back and asked The Boy what he would have done if I'd brought a lovely collie called Meggie back, he said he probably would have gotten over it. Damn!! Still, I suppose it wouldn't have been the most practical of pets to move to London with.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Letty
Date: 10 May 06 - 05:03 AM

hETAIROS, OU m: a person who is associated with someone else,though
not necessarily involving personal affection.

The feminine form, hetaire, is a woman of negotiable affection. I think they went for the companionship sense without realising all the connotations the word has in classical Greek! But she's a pretty spinaker alright.

Go for that collie, Fibs!


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 10 May 06 - 05:30 AM

Be kind to the collie Fibs and don't go for it. Collies are too intelligent and too active a breed to live in towns. Honestly they can have the canine equivalent of a nervous breakdown if they lead purposeless lives. They need sheep or kids or something the herd, chase, and worry about, otherwise their purpose in life is gone, and they decline.
I'm glad you all had a good time in Cork, and I wish I could have been there, always wanted to go to Cork, and Cobh, and the like.
Next year I shall be with youse all again, once you make up your mind where you want to hold it.
Giok


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 10 May 06 - 06:43 PM

Giok, I second that. Good to hear a nice time was had by all, and I'm hoping very much that next year I'll be able to join the fun again.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: MudGuard
Date: 27 May 06 - 11:51 AM

Finally I managed to get two things at the same time:

Internet Access and Mudcat not being down ...

It was a great weekend, thanks to all!
Especially:
Letty for organizing the gathering
Doug for bringing me and my biczcle from Dublin to Cork
Fibs for the Two-for-one Jamesons tickets
Greg's Lard company for Saturdaz dinner
Wolfgang for Sundaz dinner
all musicians involved for a lot of nice music
...

Sorrz, Wolfgang, I didn't see zou waving - as I didn't expect you to be there, I didn't look - when the buses overtake me in the rain, thez produce a lot of spraz which I trz to avoid by looking awaz from them ...

I'm now at the end of mz czcling trip, back in Dublin, tomorrow earlz morning I fly back to Munich ...

Forgive me the mixed up z and y letters - the kezboard here in the internet cafe can't be switched to normal (i.e. German) lazout and I did not alwazs remember to press z instead of y and v.v.

cu
Andy/MudGuard


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 27 May 06 - 12:01 PM

Das ist zere gut ja?
G


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 28 May 06 - 09:34 AM

Yeah, Giok - that is always the problem with speaking Qwerty, and Qwertz is understood ...

And how I envy you, you happy few, who were able to participate.

But the chances are better for next year. I am now drilling the drummers of a rural marching band in reading notes and beating them the right way. The pay is not so bad, and I hope to save my bit for next year.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 28 May 06 - 02:37 PM

That made me howl, Andy, as it is stage I and 2 of the 'Harmonzing the Single European Language' email that did the rounds a couple of years ago.

Wilfried, you were missed. I hope you have a Hohner accordion in the band. They are ideal for stamping up and down parade grounds.

Just a brief update. I have sown the seed for our next Eurogathering with my friends in Cassano D'Adda, east of Milan, and the guarded response wasn't negative, so hopefully it'll be a runner. If it runs, Bergamo Airport is the closest, or Venice if you are coming on the Orient Express.

Fingers crossed!


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: MudGuard
Date: 28 May 06 - 04:25 PM

Just had a look at the map - looks like it takes 4 days to get to Bergamo/Milano on the bike ...

Btw, I finally reached home today ...


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 30 May 06 - 05:09 PM

Everyone start practicing "Music for a Gay Accordian", okay?


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: MudGuard
Date: 05 Jun 06 - 04:36 AM

As the event photo page is not updated anymore (the Portaferry pictures I sent are still not online after several months ...), I put the Cork 2006 pictures on my own webspace:

http://www.mudguard.de/Cork2006.html

If any of the participants has more photos, I can put them online as well - send me a pm to get my email address.


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 05 Jun 06 - 05:15 AM

Nice pictures Andy! I especially like the one of us all at the end, round the table (I don't look as sick as I felt!).


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: GUEST,Feresh
Date: 06 Jun 06 - 07:07 AM

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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: GUEST,Feresh
Date: 07 Jun 06 - 04:19 PM

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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Wolfgang
Date: 09 Jun 06 - 11:24 AM

Thanks for the photos.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: MudGuard
Date: 09 Jun 06 - 12:40 PM

You're welcome.

Btw, did you get your rucksack?


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Subject: RE: Eurogathering 2006 - Cork, EIRE
From: Wolfgang
Date: 12 Jun 06 - 08:19 AM

Yes, one day later.

Wolfgang


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