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need to go for a brief midweek wander

31 Mar 08 - 10:54 AM (#2302016)
Subject: need to go for a brief midweek wander
From: JulieF

Work is going through a really heavy phase at the moment and I desparately need to get away. It looks as if I might be able to take a couple of days off midweek in about three weeks. Anyone got any ideas where to go.

Criteria

Easy to get to by public transport from Sheffield

A good tune with a bit of singing session on a Tuesday or Wed night which would welcome someone to just drop in and possibly do a couple of songs if that's ok but listening is good. (Irish , Scottish but a good mix appreciated).
Cheap accomodation ( Hostel perhaps)
Stuff to look at during the day - Museums, Art Galleries, Castles, bit of countryside, bit of walking - just enough to keep my mind off work)

I'm sure that you can come up with some wonderful suggestions.

( Actually Sheffield meets all the criteria - but I'm already here so it doesn't count as getting away)

thanks
J


31 Mar 08 - 04:39 PM (#2302468)
Subject: RE: need to go for a brief midweek wander
From: Suegorgeous

Julie

Might be more effective if you put Sheffield/oop North in the thread title? :)

Sue


31 Mar 08 - 05:06 PM (#2302500)
Subject: RE: need to go for a brief midweek wander
From: JulieF

Hi sue

That would have probably been a good idea. Blame it on the workload.

anyone know anything going on ?

Lincoln ?

durham ?

Nottingham ?

Manchester ?

Liverpool ?

Birmingham ?


31 Mar 08 - 05:11 PM (#2302504)
Subject: RE: need to go for a brief midweek wander
From: Sorcha

Chester is a nice town, shops, book stores, visit Emma B for maybe a lunch?


31 Mar 08 - 05:20 PM (#2302506)
Subject: RE: need to go for a brief midweek wander
From: JulieF

Trouble with Chester is that my brother would insist that I stayed with him and it would really put him out as the house is not in a state for visitors yet. Will do Chester in a few months when he is happier to put me up.


01 Apr 08 - 02:37 PM (#2303531)
Subject: RE: need to go for a brief midweek wander
From: Ross

How about the Peak District

Castleton's got loads of stuff to see

& Buxton

The Dales

My Auntie lives in New Mills - close to Kinder Scout and good rail links to Machester


01 Apr 08 - 04:35 PM (#2303689)
Subject: RE: need to go for a brief midweek wander
From: Zany Mouse

On Tuesday nights there are folk clubs at Kiveton Park (near Worksop) and Mansfield. These should be easy enough to get to by public transport from Sheffield. You can get a spot at both clubs. No idea about accommodation though.

Rhiannon


01 Apr 08 - 08:04 PM (#2303999)
Subject: RE: need to go for a brief midweek wander
From: stallion

try York


01 Apr 08 - 08:09 PM (#2304003)
Subject: RE: need to go for a brief midweek wander
From: stallion

York

Tuesday night - The Maltings - tunes only session
Wednesday night - The First Hussar - just turn up and put your name down
Thursday Night - The Black Swan - Folk Club - choose a singers night
Friday night - The Tap & Spile - mixed session plenty of singing
Sunday night - The Golden Ball - small session mainly tunes some singing


03 Apr 08 - 01:03 PM (#2305600)
Subject: RE: need to go for a brief midweek wander
From: Nick

If you come to York and can get to Flaxton (which is about 10 miles north) on a Wednesday you would be very welcome - there is a B&B in the village which a couple of people have used. Singaround / session with a mix of different sorts - some Irish/Scottish fiddle music, some unaccompanied singing, some chorus stuff, some accompanied songs etc etc On an average evening somewhere between 25 and 35 people there of which something like 15 sing or play. Start about 8.30 finish when we finish (11:30 - 12:00 ish)

And there is a Castle at Sheriff Hutton about 3 miles away!

Here's a list of a recent evening's tunes and songs to give you an idea which I hapen to have to hand -

1 Aches and Pains - Tim (self written)
2 Come By The Hills - Nick
3 Our Town - Lynne
4 Nightingale Sing - Bill
5 *Fathom The Bowl - John
6 *Thousands and More - Neil
7 Love is Pleasing - Tom
8 Farewell to Tarwathie - Ian
9 *Up My Family Tree (Jake Thackray) - John
10 Tune - Mandolin tune?
11 Song - I Wish I Was Single Again
12 *I Had a Dream - Stan Graham
13 Billy Riley ? - Paul + 1
14 Oh Row ? - Paul + 1
15 Tunes - Donald
16 Andromeda - Bob
17 *Neil Gow Second Wife - Donald
18 Weaver song ? - Mike
19 *Three Days of Hell - Tim (own song)
20 Ticking Away - Tim (own song)
21 *Love in America - Nick
22 *Live Not Where I Love - Lynne)
23 Rose of Allendale - Freda
24 *Pleasant and Delightful - Bill
25 *Bully in the Alley - John
26 Spanish Ladies - Neil
27 The Festival - Tom
28 I Just Dream - Ian
29 Only Neighbour - John
30 *Foxhunters - Donald et al
31 Money Rolls In - Chorus
32 ?? Barley -
33 *All The Young Soldiers - Stan Graham
34 Kibo River - Paul etc
35 Dave Goulder song - Mike
36 *Floating to Skerry - Tune
37 Gypsy Rover - Mike 2
38 *Spootiskerry etc - Tunes
39 *Tunes
40 Tune - Tim
41 Tim
42 Nat Shapiro's Time -Nick
43 *All I Want (Joni Mitchell)- Lynne
44 *White Rose - Freda
45 My Name's Napoleon Bonaparte - Bill etc al
46 Dogger Bank to Grimsby - John
47 Easter Song - Neil
48 Island of Tiree - Tom
49 Dumbarton Drums - Ian
Plus a couple of others I missed at the end
So we pack a fair amount in for an evening!!