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Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006

GUEST,padgett 31 Oct 06 - 07:59 AM
Black Diamond 31 Oct 06 - 05:24 AM
JulieF 31 Oct 06 - 05:19 AM
Black Diamond 30 Oct 06 - 02:18 PM
Ruth Archer 30 Oct 06 - 02:10 PM
r.padgett 30 Oct 06 - 12:20 PM
JulieF 30 Oct 06 - 08:48 AM
r.padgett 29 Oct 06 - 12:52 PM
Folkiedave 27 Oct 06 - 02:41 AM
Dartford Warbler 26 Oct 06 - 03:48 PM
Folkiedave 26 Oct 06 - 01:22 PM
r.padgett 26 Oct 06 - 12:11 PM
Folkiedave 26 Oct 06 - 03:55 AM
Malcolm Douglas 25 Oct 06 - 07:59 PM
Dartford Warbler 25 Oct 06 - 04:12 PM
Louisey 25 Oct 06 - 04:51 AM
GUEST,JulieF 23 Oct 06 - 02:53 PM
Soldier boy 22 Oct 06 - 10:23 AM
JulieF 20 Oct 06 - 04:43 AM
GUEST,padgett 19 Oct 06 - 03:35 AM
Soldier boy 18 Oct 06 - 02:26 PM
GUEST 18 Oct 06 - 10:12 AM
Soldier boy 18 Oct 06 - 10:07 AM
Malcolm Douglas 17 Oct 06 - 08:26 PM
Malcolm Douglas 16 Oct 06 - 07:28 PM
GUEST,gothicangel 16 Oct 06 - 04:13 PM
GUEST,MC Fat 16 Oct 06 - 07:14 AM
Black Diamond 15 Oct 06 - 07:25 AM
GUEST,MC Fat 15 Oct 06 - 07:17 AM
GUEST,MC Fat 13 Oct 06 - 08:51 AM
GUEST,MC Fat 10 Oct 06 - 06:27 AM
JulieF 10 Oct 06 - 04:52 AM
GUEST,Andy K 10 Oct 06 - 04:01 AM
GUEST,MC Fat 09 Oct 06 - 01:30 PM
r.padgett 09 Oct 06 - 01:06 PM
Les from Hull 09 Oct 06 - 01:01 PM
Mrs.Duck 09 Oct 06 - 12:46 PM
GUEST,MC Fat 03 Oct 06 - 06:38 AM
GUEST,Dazbo 03 Oct 06 - 03:52 AM
JohnB 02 Oct 06 - 11:48 PM
Black Diamond 02 Oct 06 - 12:57 PM
GUEST,Dazbo 02 Oct 06 - 07:33 AM
GUEST,MC Fat 02 Oct 06 - 07:14 AM
Folkiedave 01 Oct 06 - 03:46 AM
Louisey 30 Sep 06 - 07:16 AM
r.padgett 29 Sep 06 - 01:59 PM
Dartford Warbler 29 Sep 06 - 01:16 PM
GUEST,MC Fat 29 Sep 06 - 06:53 AM
GUEST,Robin Lovell 26 Sep 06 - 09:04 PM
GUEST 26 Sep 06 - 07:40 PM
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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: GUEST,padgett
Date: 31 Oct 06 - 07:59 AM

Ok Julie


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: Black Diamond
Date: 31 Oct 06 - 05:24 AM

Hi J
thanks for the invite and the info we want to see Crazy Crow so we will be there!!!
BD


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: JulieF
Date: 31 Oct 06 - 05:19 AM

Ray

If you are mentioning me to Eddie and family - Things have changed a wee bit since back then - Just say its Catriona's mother. I didn't sing then and I am getting on for half person I was ( or perhaps 3/4). The surname they would remember is L'amie.

Black Diamond - look forward to seeing you at Anston Folk Club again. We've got the Crazy Crow gig re-arranged for the 18th of January.

Take care
J


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: Black Diamond
Date: 30 Oct 06 - 02:18 PM

had a great time all weekend many thanks to the organisers you did a great job
first timer at indoor camping - certainly an experience not to be missed made some good friends there, and the steward was a lovely girl who did a wonderful job.
although I wore my Mudcat badge, no one acknowledged it - shame it would have been nice to meet someone!
BD


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 30 Oct 06 - 02:10 PM

Lovely weekend. Spent most of it at the Kelham Island Tavern, but had fun at Jabadaw ceilidh, at the Park Bench Socal Club gig and generally getting quite merry. lovely vibe, good fun (not convinced about that Bose sound system, though).


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: r.padgett
Date: 30 Oct 06 - 12:20 PM

Indeed Julie I will pass on your regards to Eddie and family ~ good to see you

Cheers
Rsay


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: JulieF
Date: 30 Oct 06 - 08:48 AM

Hello to anyone I managed to meet over the weekend - I certainly recognise most of Ray's list.

Some great sessions. Chris and Sue's opening one, the singarounds at Fagans and the Red Deer, Brian Howard's session at the Cask and Cutler and of course ours at the Irish Heartland on Saturday night ( even though I say so myself)

Personally I was hampered my need to try and keep on top of the house as its still on the market ( any one out there want a really nice , well decorated, house - speak now before I manage to drop something else of the carpet). Next year will be living in Sheffield and not worring about the housework so will be able to get more involved.

Lovely to meet you again Ray and I enjoyed talking about a few mutual friends I hadn't thought about for years.
J


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: r.padgett
Date: 29 Oct 06 - 12:52 PM

Just got back having seen Lynne Heraud and Pat Turner, Sharon Fountain, Treebeard, Flossie on Sunday pm

Thanks to all the organisers and the landlords of Fagans and Red Deer

Trams cost £1.20 and covered a number of stops v good value I thought

Sheffield undergoing major road works (a year on) and steel industry now only evident in empty buildings being prepared for new flat type accommodation!

Kelham Island Tavern heaving all weekend and into small hours echoing to fiddle music

Thanks to Judy Knight also for running the singarounds (with me) and JulieF, Jim McD and Ken Johnson who snores for England and all who sang specially to John the Navy chappy, Steve and Maggie and Les and Maggie, Dave and Mick and party from Rotherham, Clive and Linda, Chris and Dolly and Hel from Alfreton, Nikki Snell and all who made the singarounds so interesting!!

Here's to next year

Ray


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: Folkiedave
Date: 27 Oct 06 - 02:41 AM

And keep a look out for the "Sheffield Giants" they have a web page here and will be around town on Saturday lunch time.


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: Dartford Warbler
Date: 26 Oct 06 - 03:48 PM

Thank you all for the info about the taxis and the trams. I think you can also get a ticket that will cover several days which may even be more cost effective as we are up there from Friday to Monday. The trams are wonderful. No scratched grafitti on the windows like the buses down here. But then again they do have a driver AND a conductor.

Really looking forward to seeing Crucible for the first time. I recall doing a review of their (first?) album for the late "What's On Folks? (Kent)" magazine. a few years ago.

And others like Jez Lowe and the Bad Pennies, Last Night's Fun and Steve Tilston who are firm favourites should make it a great festival. Not forgetting the ritual dancing. the singarounds and the beer of course :-)


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: Folkiedave
Date: 26 Oct 06 - 01:22 PM

You can buy an all day ticket for a bout 2


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: r.padgett
Date: 26 Oct 06 - 12:11 PM

Trams trams trams seem to have gone up from 90p last year to £1.50 per stop!

Even so a good efficient service (still) linking up nicely

Ray


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: Folkiedave
Date: 26 Oct 06 - 03:55 AM

I shall not be at the festival but Mercury Taxis - Sheffield 2662662 - come highly recommended. Computerised control and satellite navigation......


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 25 Oct 06 - 07:59 PM

The concert will finish at about 1 am. No trams at that time; perhaps just a few buses. It depends where you are staying. The festival office should have a list of taxi firms.


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: Dartford Warbler
Date: 25 Oct 06 - 04:12 PM

Well, we have paid for our tickets and programme and booked up the digs. None of this indoor (or outdoor for that matter) camping lark for us these days!!!

Notice on the website http://www.sheffieldfolkfestival.org
that the Spiers and Boden concert is AFTER the Hekety ceilidh on the Friday night at 23:45?
I assume the tram system closes well before the end, so I guess we will need to book a taxi?
Anyone any idea of when the concert will end?


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: Louisey
Date: 25 Oct 06 - 04:51 AM

2 days!

Hope the weather suddenly and miraculously warms up and that indoor camping isn't as traumatising as I've been warned!


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: GUEST,JulieF
Date: 23 Oct 06 - 02:53 PM

On Saturday night the Irish Heartland will be serving Bacon and cabbage and Irish potatoes. Followed by Barnbrack and Irish Cheese.

Also roasted vegetable lasagne.

From 7.30

J


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: Soldier boy
Date: 22 Oct 06 - 10:23 AM

Refresh the parts.....


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: JulieF
Date: 20 Oct 06 - 04:43 AM

Refresh - as there's only a week to go.


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: GUEST,padgett
Date: 19 Oct 06 - 03:35 AM

Bit cold for outdoor camping

Should be plenty of throwing up though I reckon!

Ray


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: Soldier boy
Date: 18 Oct 06 - 02:26 PM

Er...not quite


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Oct 06 - 10:12 AM

Do you eat tents? No wonder you thow up!


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: Soldier boy
Date: 18 Oct 06 - 10:07 AM

Where is the indoor camping based and is there any room left and is there nowhere where you can throw up a tent?


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 17 Oct 06 - 08:26 PM

Sue Cain has sent me a revised list; some teams have pulled out (bear in mind that just one missing person may make a performance impossible) and others have been drafted in. This is the state of play at 17 October:

Boggart's Breakfast (border morris)
Chip off the Old
Lord Conyers Morris Men
Mexican & Latin American dance troupe
Mortimer's Morris
North British Sword & Rapper
Pecsaetan Morris
Sheffield City Morris
Sheffield City Giants
Slubbing Billy's
Rattlejag Morris
Ripley Morris Men

It would be unsurprising if there were not further changes between now and the festival weekend. That's the nature of morris teams.


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 16 Oct 06 - 07:28 PM

There is a list of dance teams in the print programme; though no firm timetable for performances. In addition, I gather that the Sheffield Giants have been added to the roster since I was given info for print.

The current list, then, would be:

Boggarts Breakfast
Chesterfield Garland
Chip Off the Old
Lizzie Dripping
Lord Conyers Morris Men
Mexican & Latin American Dance Troupe
Mr Fox (Saturday night performance at Kelham Island)
Pecsaetan Morris (Cotswold workshop, Sunday morning)
Rattlejag Morris
Sheffield Giants
Zalesie Polish Dancers

Morris and similar dancers are always difficult to get firm commitments from much in advance because so many people are involved, and it is usually only a week or two before the event that the dance display timetable is finalised. There is a "skeleton" timetable circulating at present, but final details haven't so far reached me.

The displays (except as noted above) will be in the City Centre between 11 am at 4 pm, at Orchard Square, the Peace Gardens and outside the Cathedral; finishing at Kelham Island.


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Subject: Morris Dancing Schedule?
From: GUEST,gothicangel
Date: 16 Oct 06 - 04:13 PM

Is there a schedule of Morris Dancing. Can't find it on festival web page? Even a list of sides would be good.


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: GUEST,MC Fat
Date: 16 Oct 06 - 07:14 AM

Val will also be part of the Survivors Session at Kelham Island Tavern on Sunday night.


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: Black Diamond
Date: 15 Oct 06 - 07:25 AM

Ive just seen on another forum that Val Huzzard will be hosting a 'General Session' in the Kelham Island Tavern, Russell Street, Sheffield 3 from 8pm on Fri.27th October, as part of the Sheffield Festival.
also Steve is running a melodeon workshop (East Anglian tunes) on the Sunday 29th October. Kelham Island Tavern, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon.
Im going indoor camping too!!! when Ive found out where it is, and if theres anywhere safe to leave my melodeon when dancing out in Sheffield on Saturday
Black Diamond


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: GUEST,MC Fat
Date: 15 Oct 06 - 07:17 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: GUEST,MC Fat
Date: 13 Oct 06 - 08:51 AM

Programmes now on sale at Fagans, Hillsborough Hotel, Cask and Cutler, Fat Cat, Kelham Island tavern, Gardners Rest, Riverside, St.Philips Club and Jacks Records price £2.50


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: GUEST,MC Fat
Date: 10 Oct 06 - 06:27 AM

Thanks Julie
There is the one Julie mentions and another one Sunday afternoon Cask and Cutler with Brian Howard


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: JulieF
Date: 10 Oct 06 - 04:52 AM

At least one -

Tunes - Irish Heartland on Saturday night

I don't know if any of the other sessions are being specifically run as Irish but there are always some really wonderfull mixed sessions as well

J


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Subject: Irish sessions?
From: GUEST,Andy K
Date: 10 Oct 06 - 04:01 AM

Does anyone know if there will be any irish sessions in Sheffield during the folk festival?


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: GUEST,MC Fat
Date: 09 Oct 06 - 01:30 PM

Les need your address but you can't PM can you e-mail JimMcFb@aol.com


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: r.padgett
Date: 09 Oct 06 - 01:06 PM

Mainly me and Jude in the Red Deer between the iced gems singarounds!

Also Fagan's I think Sat pm

s/b plenty of music sessions
Ray


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: Les from Hull
Date: 09 Oct 06 - 01:01 PM

I can tell you about an 'Iced Gems' session on the Saturday 5-7pm at the Red Deer, hosted by Maggie and me. Someone will be along with more information, but there's always plenty of singarounds.


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 09 Oct 06 - 12:46 PM

Where are we most likely to find the singarounds?


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: GUEST,MC Fat
Date: 03 Oct 06 - 06:38 AM

The road works are part two of Sheffield's Inner Ring Road. We may have two way traffice aliong the main route by the Festival weekend but as they are making significant progress. Yes JohnB tey (Crucible) were mega at Bromyard.


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: GUEST,Dazbo
Date: 03 Oct 06 - 03:52 AM

Black Diamond - yes it's the same project as last year and it's a pain in the bum! It's the council's way of 'improving' the roads in Sheffield: that is making it worse for car drivers whilst not doing anything positive for public transport, cyclists or walkers.


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: JohnB
Date: 02 Oct 06 - 11:48 PM

Don't miss "Crucible" they just get better and better.
JohnB from Canada, who just saw them recently at Bromyard.


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: Black Diamond
Date: 02 Oct 06 - 12:57 PM

but I remember it was exactly the same last year - road works everywhere around Kelham Island. what ARE they doing????
Black Diamond


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: GUEST,Dazbo
Date: 02 Oct 06 - 07:33 AM

Road works all around the Kelham Island area with roads closed and no entry signs. Many familiar 'land marks' have also been demolished so even if you knew the area before you might not recognise it now:-(.


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: GUEST,MC Fat
Date: 02 Oct 06 - 07:14 AM

refresh once more


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: Folkiedave
Date: 01 Oct 06 - 03:46 AM

And in all my visits to the area I have never even noticed them.


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: Louisey
Date: 30 Sep 06 - 07:16 AM

Any ideas what time you're allowed to get there and claim your square foot of cold floor? I've had my tickets and a sketchy map, but can't find anything about times...


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: r.padgett
Date: 29 Sep 06 - 01:59 PM

Visitor attractions abound then eh?

What more do you need

Ray


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: Dartford Warbler
Date: 29 Sep 06 - 01:16 PM

Would like to say that the Sheffield area is undoubtedly the real ale enthusiast's/ticker's/scooper's centre of the drinking universe. Some of the best places for this activity are a number of the pubs where the festival sessions are taking place.

The punctuality and cleanliness of the Sheffield tram system should be used as an example to other cities in the UK. The tramstop for the Museum site is but a stone's throw away. (The museum is a fascinating place to visit in its own right).

The only thing that may take you aback the first time you see them are the ladies of the night who ply their trade in the area where the main concerts are held. However, in all my visits to the area (for ale sampling!) their presence has not caused any problems.

Have they got the road system sorted out yet?


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: GUEST,MC Fat
Date: 29 Sep 06 - 06:53 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: GUEST,Robin Lovell
Date: 26 Sep 06 - 09:04 PM

I'll be there in spirit. Hard to believe it's 30 years this month since I left Sheffield. Have a great time!


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Subject: RE: Sheffield (UK) Folk Festival 2006
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Sep 06 - 07:40 PM

mr fox are spectacular - especially if you have younger folkies in tow


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