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The Annual BBQ (London)

06 May 08 - 05:55 PM (#2334386)
Subject: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: Essex Girl

It's that time of year again folks!!! BBQ will be on 15th June (Sunday for those who have turned up on Saturday in the past) Starts around 2p.m. Bring and Burn I'll provide all other food. I'm making the beer this week. Musicians, singers and listeners all welcome. For details of where I am please PM me.
Linda


07 May 08 - 08:47 AM (#2334801)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: Girl Friday

Duly noted Linda, and calendared - is there such a word?


07 May 08 - 10:03 AM (#2334869)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: GUEST,woodsie

Great stuff Linda. Always an enjoyable afternoon.


08 May 08 - 09:44 AM (#2335700)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T

Us too Linda! Looking forward to it.

Don & Win T.


08 May 08 - 01:26 PM (#2335891)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: VirginiaTam

Essex Girl... You have been PM'd. The Quiet Half and I plan to attend. Thank you for the invite.

Girl Friday... I think the term is diarised. But given it is a BBQ, dairyised might be more fun. Mmmm lovely evil ice cream.


08 May 08 - 04:34 PM (#2336015)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: Richard Bridge

Dairyised suits the cows GF states to be found elsewhere better.


09 May 08 - 05:19 AM (#2336365)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: melodeonboy

What about "Dairylead"?


09 May 08 - 06:03 AM (#2336382)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: My guru always said

Wonderful, thanks Linda! Hope to be able to come along but looks like a crazy weekend for us so not sure just yet! Hope you've got the weather ordered *grin*


09 May 08 - 09:02 AM (#2336475)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: GUEST,Essex Girl

Beer is now in the brew bin - a good Woodforde Werry which has gone down well at previous BBQ's. I'll start on the Knockholt brew next week. Virginia, I'll reply to you from home.


09 May 08 - 02:14 PM (#2336684)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: VirginiaTam

Yes RB, after trawling through other threads, I see what you mean. As my daughters would say when we passed by grazing cattle.   

"Mmmmmmm! Hamburgers on hooves."

I lost my older daughter at Sweeps time in 2005, she would be 27 on 12 May. So the end of April and early May is a poignant time for me too.   My thoughts are with all as you remember parted loved ones at the memorial BBQ.


16 May 08 - 01:02 PM (#2342229)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: VirginiaTam

Hey Essex Girl

Directions received. Thanks. Will bring two of those twisty camp chairs and a little folding table and food to burn.

Will also send up prayers to the weather spirits for fine day.


17 May 08 - 05:35 AM (#2342727)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: billybob

Linda, Billy and I are determined to make it this year, we are babysitting "Bunny" the night before but can drop her off at home
( to hung over parents!) on our way to you!It has been too long since we saw you so it will be lovely to catch up.
Wendy xx
ps. shall I bring the boat !!!!!


30 May 08 - 09:01 AM (#2352908)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: GUEST,Essex Girl

Refreshing:- well the weather is anyway!! Just a reminder that the annual bash is only 2 weeks away (after Pigs Ear this weekend and Dilligaf's do next. Can't do blue clicky, but the post code is SE9 3AE. All welcome and keep your fingers crossed for good weather!


02 Jun 08 - 02:40 AM (#2354860)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: VirginiaTam

No naked rain dances in the garden, then? Ahhh! Remembering days of drought in Virginia and my poor vegetable patch. How some of my female friends considered this remedy.

What is the opposite of naked rain dance then? Fully clothed sit down in the lounge. Wow! That's easy.

Looking forward to it. Weather must be fine.


02 Jun 08 - 04:55 AM (#2354906)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: GUEST,woodsie

Naked dancing - reminds me of Dave's 60th BBQ at same location!!!


02 Jun 08 - 07:18 AM (#2354992)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: Richard Bridge

I think the naked dancing looks better if you leave it to the professionals...


03 Jun 08 - 01:20 PM (#2356329)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: VirginiaTam

Trying to imagine Naked Morris - we do it with bells on.

Shudder!


03 Jun 08 - 01:55 PM (#2356365)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: GUEST,woodsie

TDL do a song about Naked Morris Dancing to the tune of Born To Be Wild


03 Jun 08 - 01:57 PM (#2356367)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: Peace

Naked at a BBQ? Watch what you're doing or you'll be cookin' something you may want left as is. IMHO, of course.


03 Jun 08 - 05:15 PM (#2356595)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: Bonzo3legs

Interesting, the Anglo Argentine Society Gran Asado takes place the week before, for which great quantities of Argentine beef/lamb/chorizos etc are imported especially. Let's hope for a period of good weatherfor both occasions.


03 Jun 08 - 06:47 PM (#2356685)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: GUEST,charles

The legend of Dave kenningham's sausage!


04 Jun 08 - 08:49 AM (#2357072)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: GUEST,Essex Girl

I like the sound of the Gran Asdo - especially the Chorizo! There's lotd of events this weekend including Val's BIG b'day and the Biggin Hill Air Show so we're all hoping for good weather. At the moment the forecasters are saying showers/sunny intervals on Saturday but sunny on Sunday.


06 Jun 08 - 10:16 AM (#2359345)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: Girl Friday

There's something to do for us Leopards nearly every weekend this summer. No time to be bored.


06 Jun 08 - 08:43 PM (#2359761)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: Charley Noble

The old rain gods have a keen appreciation for mead. You may want to consider pouring some at the foot of some ancient tree in your neighborhood, prior to your special event, if you're concerned about having fair weather.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble, on another shore


10 Jun 08 - 01:59 PM (#2362462)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: dilligafxx

Or we could just drink said mead and any other booze available and say s*d the weather which one tends not to notice when one is wearing a vodka overcoat xx


11 Jun 08 - 07:31 AM (#2363078)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: GUEST,Essex Girl

Especially Raspberry Vodka (thinks must get some in!!!) Weather forecast is for sunny but cooler than the past couple of days.


12 Jun 08 - 02:50 AM (#2363967)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: My guru always said

Though we'd have loved to come & join you Linda it doesn't look at all possible. Have a fab time & we'll keep our fingers crossed that the weather stays fair for you! Off today to S Wales, then Lechlade tomorrow, life's not dull *grin*


12 Jun 08 - 07:14 AM (#2364085)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: melodeonboy

I shall be there. I'm letting the train take the strain, as usual. I'm really looking forward to it.


12 Jun 08 - 11:48 AM (#2364265)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: billybob

see you sunday Linda, is Barry going to be there?
Wendy x


15 Jun 08 - 03:15 AM (#2366195)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: GUEST,woodeneye

Well the sun is out at the moment - let's hope it stays that way!


15 Jun 08 - 04:39 PM (#2366465)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: VirginiaTam

Essex Girl

Well the weather did you right!
I want to learn that song with the tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor......

Hope we didn't leave you with too much work to do and I hope to see/hear you again soon. Had a lovely time and thanks for the invite.

Tam


15 Jun 08 - 05:29 PM (#2366495)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: Richard Bridge

A nice afternoon. More sun would have been nicer still, but at least the rain stayed away. After the debacle at the deathiversary party, Royston, Kevin and I pretty well got "Byker Hill" right this time, once I had sorted out my start note.


16 Jun 08 - 03:06 AM (#2366709)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: GUEST,woodsie

Thanks again Linda for another loverly afternoon. Thanks Richard for some splendid stuff - especially "Anthem To A Rainbow" (I think that's the title)and Virginia Tam for the great singing voice. See y'aal at Knockholt.


16 Jun 08 - 03:31 AM (#2366719)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: Richard Bridge

"Anthem of the Rainbow", by Forest Tollis and Robert Cosbey Junior. I have not been able to trace any other songs by them: a shame since this one is such a cracker. Recorded by Odetta in the 60s, but I learned it from Jacqui before she died and frankly I think Jacqui's version was better.

Thank you for the compliment. I noticed you were recording some of the trad ones, and if the recordings are any good I wouldn't mind copies. Maybe I'll put them up on Myspace if they are kind to my limitations!


16 Jun 08 - 04:57 AM (#2366758)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: melodeonboy

Thanks, Linda. A lovely afternoon.


16 Jun 08 - 06:55 AM (#2366806)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: GUEST,woodsie

I haven't checked the recordings yet Richard - I will try and get them done and bring a DVD of that and Rochester to Knockholt for you.


16 Jun 08 - 08:51 AM (#2366877)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: GUEST,Essex Girl

Glad that you all enjoyed yourselves. The beer was obviously appreciated this year!! Thanks to everyone who cleared up so well!!. Just got the gazebo's to take down tonight - then get ready for Knockholt


16 Jun 08 - 09:23 AM (#2366895)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: Girl Friday

Thanks again Linda.It was great fun.


16 Jun 08 - 03:31 PM (#2367202)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: VirginiaTam

Thank you Woodsie. I was quite nervous and as always, started everything in a lower range than my voice can cope with. Will I ever learn? Old dog new tricks! Or should that be new dog old tricks? I am new to folk scene as well as singing out loud and in front of actual people.

Biker Hill was brilliant Richard. Please share my regard with Kevin? and ???? (I had his name at the beginning of the afternoon and must've misfired a synapse cause it is gone now). So terribly sorry. Pleading Halfhiemers.

Speaking of synapses, I've been mixing ideas I heard at the party. The Mud House (big brother scenario)) should be great fun and a good way for many to get to know the players personalities.

Anyway, I noticed the death theme was on the playlist yesterday (I knocked off a fair few myself). Remembering Valerie's (I hope I am getting these names right?) comment about happy folk songs, I wondered if there could be a MudCat thread of CSI invesitgations on the following. The death count in RB's repertoire. The slaughtering of songs by TDL. And let's not forget the "crimes of fashion", Melodeonboy. Perhaps the thread may inspire a comic song about folk murderers. If you put Girl Friday and Mumblin Len in the Mud House that could be one of their tasks.

Good grief my brain is so weird. Time for a bendryl and a nap.

Oh and big thanks again to Essex Girl


16 Jun 08 - 03:58 PM (#2367237)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: Dipsodeb

Thanks Linda it was a great afternoon, just what i needed after recent events.
I shall put extra tequila in your Mahitas ;-)
See you Thursday.

Debs x


16 Jun 08 - 05:45 PM (#2367338)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: Richard Bridge

Thank you Virginia. That particular arrangement of Byker Hill is almost a straight rip-off of the Young Tradition's version (well, at least my melody line and Royston's harmony), and it went horribly wrong at the deathiversary party for Jacqui (my late wife) and Pete (Hicks, Val's late husband) as I started it a third down, so it was encouraging to get it fairly right.


17 Jun 08 - 07:44 AM (#2367711)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: billybob

Linda, thanks for a fab. afternoon, Billy, Gina and I had a brilliant time and it was fun putting faces to some more mudcat names!We got home in record time of one and a half hours to find that this end of Essex had had thunder and lightning and deluged with rain, we were so lucky in your garden.Sorry we were not there for the clearing up , I will excuse you from the same when you come to Billy,s big bash in August( or are you at Sidmouth?)
Our next House( garden)concert is on Sunday September 28th with Dangerous Curves, everyone who was at your party is very welcome to come.
Have a brilliant Knockholt , think of me working while you enjoy!
Thanks agian for a lovely time, brilliant music and good company
Wendy x


17 Jun 08 - 01:30 PM (#2367947)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: VirginiaTam

Royston? Is that Kevin or the one whose name escapes me? And did you perform Byker Hill at the Good Intent during the Sweeps? The young woman singing so impressively with you - your daughter? I love harmony but unfortunately can only butcher (murder theme again) when I attempt it.

I had followed some other threads shortly after the Sweeps and discovered that you were holding a BBQ in honour of loved ones. Didn't mean to be nosey, just trying to get to grips with people and their handles after the Sweeps. I think I left good wishes and my thoughts for that event, but I don't know where.

Sweeps Weekend is an emotional time for me, because buried my daughter Andie (23) in the 1st week of May 2005. She was THE SINGER in the family and now I suppose I sing in memory of her. I rarely sang in public before her passing.

BTW. My partner Chris is also a Hicks.


Sweeney Tam


17 Jun 08 - 01:46 PM (#2367960)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: Richard Bridge

Royston is the one without the hat (and dark glasses). Royston Ford. Formerly the tenor in our band "Roger the Chorister".

Kevin is the one with the hat (but no glasses) dyed black hair and not as much grey beard as me.

We did Byker Hill in the Good intent as Sweeps and the best run at it was on the Sunday, when we had my daughter Rachel putting what was pretty much an octave of my line over the top. She is very loud!


17 Jun 08 - 04:45 PM (#2368161)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: VirginiaTam

Thanks Richard. Royston should be an easy enough name to remember (extract tongue from cheek or foot from mouth).

"Roger the Chorister" Excellent name and delightfully unPC.

I look forward to next Sweeps and to hearing you and your crew sing together again. In the meantime, I will sneak peeks in at Woodsie's site to see what videos he has posted.


18 Jun 08 - 01:18 AM (#2368455)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: VirginiaTam

I have searched and searched words and combinations and cannot find the song Linda performed. Something about tinker mending pots and kettles and tailor mending finery, soldier who fought in all of your battles, the sailor who fished the sea.

Also could someone tell me the song the young woman sitting next to Royston performed. Learning her name would not go amiss (I hope). I think she may have been Mum to the Merry Little Hostess who so professionally kept serving the beer. I remember her from the Good Intent at one of the sessions during Sweeps. Why don't I take notes?

Linda, if you want to see and try to make one of the beaded caps I told you about. I am hsppy to send photos in email and talk you thru. They are really easy, though they take about 7 to 9 hours to complete. Lots of counting and repetition, a bit tedious but that's just fuel for an OCD like me. I'd put in the link to pictures on MySpace, but I think you have to be regitered user to access them.


18 Jun 08 - 02:52 AM (#2368478)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: Richard Bridge

That's Rachel (not my daughter Rachel) aka "NaughtyForty"


18 Jun 08 - 04:07 AM (#2368508)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: naughtyforty

Hi Tam,
I am Rachael (extra 'a' Richard) and yes my daughter was the Merry Little Hostess (well trained!). The song I sang was called the Galway Shawl. If you would like the words I can let you have them.

Rachael


18 Jun 08 - 04:15 AM (#2368515)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: Richard Bridge

I think it was Linda's song that was wanted.


18 Jun 08 - 08:57 AM (#2368732)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: VirginiaTam

My post disappeared. Posting from work, so I will try again. I would like to have lyrics to both songs, from Linda and Rachael (extra A) AKA naughtyforty. And thank you.   I would to mumble along to the songs in the distant background the next time I hear them performed.

Thanks

Tam


18 Jun 08 - 09:03 AM (#2368736)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: billybob

I too would like the words to Linda's song, what is the title Linda?
Wendy at work not at knockholt :(


18 Jun 08 - 09:03 AM (#2368737)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: GUEST,Essex Girl

Tam, the song you want is John Connollys "Camping Nights & Roving Days" I'll PM you the words when I get back from Knockholt.


18 Jun 08 - 11:46 AM (#2368892)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: Richard Bridge

A little rummage seems to indicate that the composer is Dave Evardson


18 Jun 08 - 12:06 PM (#2368912)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: VirginiaTam

Thanks to all for offers of lyrics and for information. Good wishes for great weather and even better music at Knockholt.

Commiserations to those not going.

I will think of y'all as I sand the skirting board in the bedroom.


18 Jun 08 - 03:17 PM (#2369160)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: growler

Missed it, My loss


21 Jun 08 - 07:37 AM (#2371310)
Subject: RE: The Annual BBQ (London)
From: VirginiaTam

Thank you Linda for playing Folly Bridge at the beginning of BBQ.

We bought the Folly Bridge cd All in the Same Tune .... Enjoying it now as I type this. Sweet, so sweet. Love "Lowlands" and "Watercress" and "Fundy Bay" for tingle factor.   

I am always impressed by a cappella. FB harmony not quite so full as the 4 part of Ramskyte, but nicely reminiscent.   I do enjoy the female voice of Claire Giles (Lloyd).