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Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?

14 Sep 08 - 06:01 AM (#2439844)
Subject: OTLEY FOLK FESTIVAL: who's going?
From: GUEST

So, it's that time of year again... who's going? Fave acts etc?

One not to miss:

Sun 21st - LUNCH TIME gig at KORKS WINE BAR with VIN GARBUTT, featuring beautiful support from Festival Favourites FELDSPAR (myspace.com/thefeldspar) , the mighty GERRY McNIECE , and much much more... all from 12pm.

Can't wait to see vin again...


14 Sep 08 - 06:01 AM (#2439845)
Subject: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: Mr Happy

Apart from my title Q, as we've not been before, are there many sessions on there?

I've checked out here:http://otleyfolkfestival.com/ & also their Myspace page - but there's no mention of sinarounds, sesshes etc

Anyone know?


14 Sep 08 - 06:04 AM (#2439847)
Subject: RE: OTLEY FOLK FESTIVAL: who's going?
From: GUEST,shantman tony

Me! Yep defnitely at that sun lunch gig, saw vin last time he was at Otley Fest, bluddy marvellous stuff. Always good to see Gerry. Are Feldspar the young lads? if so, they're bluddy good too. See y'all there folks!


14 Sep 08 - 06:13 AM (#2439850)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: GUEST,grey

Sessions in many pubs around town pretty much all the time, I went a good few years back. I think they're spontaneous but not sure. Do remember some timetabled ones though... always opportunities to play though, a good little fest.


14 Sep 08 - 06:15 AM (#2439851)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: Emma B

Lots of pubs Mr Happy although they can get very crowded with frequently two sessions in different parts.

My own favourite is The Manor House which (last year) had a good covered area at the back for unreformed smokers.

If you don't want to make your own entertainment be sure not to miss Ruth Notman one of the newest talented young performers on the UK folk scene.


14 Sep 08 - 07:46 AM (#2439872)
Subject: RE: OTLEY FOLK FESTIVAL: who's going?
From: BusyBee Paul

I'll be there. Lots of favourite acts on and I always find new faves every year!.

A festival not to be missed.

Deirdre


14 Sep 08 - 07:49 AM (#2439874)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: Mississippi Saxaphone

If you are in Otley but unable to attend the festival itself, if you call in the Rose and Crown between around 3pm and 6pm there will be some music from a Trio of local musicians the members of which have been around the scene since the sixties.


14 Sep 08 - 07:55 AM (#2439879)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: Jean(eanjay)

I'll be in the Rose & Crown Saturday afternoon just listening, enjoying and having a drink :-)


14 Sep 08 - 11:39 AM (#2440001)
Subject: RE: OTLEY FOLK FESTIVAL: who's going?
From: GUEST,Aeola

I,ll be there thurs in Korks, always a good place to start the w/e!


14 Sep 08 - 01:28 PM (#2440087)
Subject: RE: OTLEY FOLK FESTIVAL: who's going?
From: GUEST,Tom Bliss

Korks Saturday afternoon - with Modern Eulogy, Waterland, Sketch - that's Maggie Boyle, Gary Boyle and Dave Bowie (who may join me for a couple) - and Ruth Notman to finish, then Sat evening in the Conservative Club; a songwriter's special with Joseph Porter, Duncan McFarlane, Alistair Hulett and Gerry McNeice. Hope to see you there, Tom


14 Sep 08 - 06:45 PM (#2440379)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: GUEST,Greycap

eanjay,
make yourself known, won't you.


14 Sep 08 - 07:29 PM (#2440415)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: the lemonade lady

Hey if there's really a 'sin around' i'm on my way!


15 Sep 08 - 03:28 AM (#2440637)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: Jean(eanjay)

make yourself known

Roger, it's me Jean!

:-)
LOL


15 Sep 08 - 05:01 AM (#2440681)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: ossonflags

All the usual suspects from round our way will be there.


15 Sep 08 - 06:29 AM (#2440733)
Subject: RE: OTLEY FOLK FESTIVAL: who's going?
From: BusyBee Paul

Tom, if nowhere else, I'll certainly see you Saturday evening - can't miss Alistair Hulett at his favourite venue!.

Now, where did we put that red flag last time?!

Deirdre


15 Sep 08 - 06:57 AM (#2440758)
Subject: RE: OTLEY FOLK FESTIVAL: who's going?
From: GUEST,Yorkie

Anyone know where the pub sessions will be Saturday lunchtime/afternoon?


15 Sep 08 - 08:01 AM (#2440800)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: GUEST,Snozz

Sessions are most likely going to be at the Manor, the Swan and the Cross Pipes.

All 3 pubs have outside areas and plenty of room.

The Red Lion (where there were also sessions) has closed.

There are some 'official' sessions planned - I know of a Bluegrass session that is in the Cross Pipes on Saturday afternoon from around 4pm. I know the people leading it - it will probably be more appalachian / american style music rather than strictly bluegrass.
The Cross Pipes also has a late licence on Saturday.

Snozz


15 Sep 08 - 08:25 AM (#2440813)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: Joe G

Hope to be there on Sunday - unfortunately it is the same weekend as Saltaire Festival so I try to do a day at each - sorry we will miss you this time, Tom - hope the CD is progressing well.

Will try to see CBS if we can get a ticket for the afternoon concert when we arrive. Otherwise we will be in the pubs. Shame about the Red Lion closing. We are losing too many proper pubs.


15 Sep 08 - 08:46 AM (#2440839)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: GUEST,Tom Bliss

CD gong well, thanks Joe. Just back from Otley, as it happens - collecting the penultimate mix.

Deirdre - the songwriters thing is a kind of meet and chat/compare/collaborate. Should be very interesting indeed. I'l bring my Alderney flag.

I'll try to make a session or two in between as well - probably at one of the pubs named after a coloured animal


15 Sep 08 - 02:56 PM (#2441227)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: MoorleyMan

Planning to make it to Otley for a couple of visits at least this year, always one of me favourit festivals.
But wot's this about the Red Lion being closed then? Was hoping to go see Duncan the Mc there on Sat... Does anyone know, has an alternative venue been sorted? (Can't access the festival website today, seeme to be a problem with it...)


15 Sep 08 - 03:02 PM (#2441233)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: GUEST,Joe G

I think they are using the Whitakers and another venue which I can't remember!


15 Sep 08 - 03:14 PM (#2441253)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: GUEST,Snozz

The website says:
"One of our regular venues, the Red Lion on Kirkgate has unfortunately closed at short notice. Concerts and events scheduled to take place there will be resited to the Whittaker's beer garden, or the Civic Centre Room 4. Details will be posted in the Festival Office"

So alternatives have been arranged...

Snozz


15 Sep 08 - 03:17 PM (#2441258)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: oombanjo

me and the better half should be there friday T.T.


15 Sep 08 - 03:42 PM (#2441291)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: MoorleyMan

Thanks Guest, Snozz - seems the website is ok again now, must've been a temporary blip.
Should be a great weekend. See you there.


15 Sep 08 - 06:03 PM (#2441473)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: GUEST,Snozz

Having little to do tonight, I've created a Google Map of the venues etc at Otley.

http://tinyurl.com/6flqyc

Snozz


15 Sep 08 - 09:15 PM (#2441623)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: GerryMc


Barnsley Folk Club's house band, String Theory, are leading a couple of sessions in the Cross Pipes and The Yeoman. The programme, reasonably priced at 2.50, has all the details.

I'm not much of a flag flyer meself but I am really looking forward to the songwriters night.


See y'all there.

Gerry :-)


16 Sep 08 - 04:01 AM (#2441827)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: GUEST

excellent set from Gerry last night at Barnsley folk club.
looking forward to Otley. Will be listening to String Theory(because I play with them)
John


16 Sep 08 - 06:40 AM (#2441909)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: Sheila_b

Sadly I won't be able to get to Otley Festival now as Mr. S, is out of the country on business and I'll be going with him

Shame, as all my favourites are there.

Hope it all goes well

Sheila


16 Sep 08 - 07:04 AM (#2441925)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: GUEST

Snozz is absolutely correct with...
"One of our regular venues, the Red Lion on Kirkgate has unfortunately closed at short notice.
Concerts and events scheduled to take place there will be resited to the Whittaker's beer garden, or the Civic Centre Room 4.
Details will be posted in the Festival Office"

I have recieved notification that the Sat eve 'Traditional' concert that my DMcF acoustic band are scheduled for
(along with Robin Garside & others) has been moved from the (sadly closed) Red Lion to the Civic Centre Room 4.
See you there for a reet good sing, Moorley Man.
All the best - Duncan


16 Sep 08 - 12:07 PM (#2442130)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: Soldier boy

Anyone know where the campsite is this year ( to the west or to the east of town?) Last year it was moved to a new location but I can't find owt about camping on the website.
Also - is camping still available seperately (i.e to non season ticket holders) and do you have to get tickets for camping from the festival office before heading for the campsite??
Many thanks


16 Sep 08 - 12:51 PM (#2442185)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: GUEST,Snozz

Camping is on the 'old' site, past Stephen Smith's Garden centre.

Roughly here

Otley Campsite

Snozz


16 Sep 08 - 01:00 PM (#2442199)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: DebsK

Looking forward to lots on the programme, but esp. Ruth Notman - first time I'll have heard her sing live. Good to have a great festival ahead now the nights are drawing in and our alleged summer is over.


16 Sep 08 - 07:20 PM (#2442579)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: Soldier boy

Thanks Snozz


17 Sep 08 - 02:08 AM (#2442776)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: Dave Hanson

String Theory leading a couple of sessions at 2.50 a time ? this is Yorkshire lad, you don't pay to go to sessions.

eric


17 Sep 08 - 03:34 AM (#2442809)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: GUEST

Dear Eric
the 2.50 is the price of the programme. String theory come entirely free, no strings attached.
john


18 Sep 08 - 08:36 AM (#2443942)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: le cheffie

Which dance teams are going to be there


18 Sep 08 - 11:35 AM (#2444065)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: GUEST,Snozz

On Saturday:

Flash Company, NYFTE, Wazygoose, Medusa, Ripon City, Thieving Magpie, Buttercross Belles, Black Swan Rapper, Fiddle 'n' Feet, Black Rig Rapper, Scholes School, Kern Morris, Wakefield Morris, Persephone.

On Sunday:
Kitchen Taps Appalachian, Black Rig Rapper, Medusa, NYFTE, Rainbow Morris, Thieving Magpie, Black Swan Rapper, Kern Morris

A full schedule (finalised about 30 minutes ago!) is available here.

Otley Folk Festival 2008 Dance Schedule


19 Sep 08 - 10:31 AM (#2445021)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: GUEST,mollycat

Is anyone off to Korks tonight?

Gerry Cooper is starting the nights entertainment off and is followed by Mawu. The Duncan McFArlane band will be finishing the night - should be a great night!


20 Sep 08 - 04:54 AM (#2445752)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: GUEST,Tom Bliss

There's been a swap-round. I'm finishing today's afternoon Korks gig now, at 4.00pm. Ruth has to be away, so is doing her spot earlier. Not sure if before Sketch or after.

Tom


20 Sep 08 - 05:39 AM (#2445770)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: DebsK

Thanks for that Tom - have amended my programme to reflect the change. Enjoyed Gerry McNeice, Steve Turner & Ruth Notman gigs last night. Great festival - and the weather looks very kind today.


21 Sep 08 - 03:14 AM (#2446328)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: Dave Hanson

I spent Saturday afternoon in Otley, distinctly short of sessions this year, very good Irish session in the White Swan and lots of singing in the Manor House but no where else at all except bands on stage.

eric


21 Sep 08 - 04:32 AM (#2446352)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: selby

I spent Saturday in Otley,have not bought a season ticket this year so just went for the day but felt something was missing.
Keith


21 Sep 08 - 11:44 AM (#2446522)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: GUEST

I spent all day there on Saturday, really enjoyed all the dance teams, went to a small session in the side room of the Manor house and then the celdhi on the night time. Liked the Simon Care band wasn't too sure about Toothless Maggie though. Too loud for my own personal taste, that said there was no shortage of people getting up and dancing to them

Nick


21 Sep 08 - 11:57 AM (#2446536)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: Jean(eanjay)

There were a lot of people in Otley yesterday and parking was not easy. I spent yesterday afternoon sitting in the sunshine in the garden of the Rose and Crown, chatting to friends and listening to the music drifting out. The trio playing (Tony Martin, Roger Knowles and Tony Aked) were excellent :-)


21 Sep 08 - 06:31 PM (#2446823)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: BusyBee Paul

Well I've just got back home (11pm) from a brilliant weekend. Some programming changes caused me minor hiccups (sorry yet again Tom). But it was an excellent 2 and a bit days. Weather, music and company all outstanding.

Let's do it all again next year please Steve. :-)

Deirdre


22 Sep 08 - 08:11 AM (#2447159)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: GerryMc


It was an excellent festival this year. The quality of performers and performances was excellent. Highlights for me were...

Chumbawamba
Kerfuffle
Coope, Boyes and Simpson
Steve Turner
The Duncan McFarlane Band (I'm not biased, honest)
Ruth Notman
The songs and songwriters night, particularly the powerful and captivating performances from Jospeh Porter)
Tom Bliss (sorry I didn't catch your show Tom. A big thanks for taking me double bass home, I am indebted to you sir!)

There were many other great performances too numerous to mention.

except bands on stage

Isn't that kinda what it's all about? That's what the ticket holders pay for I believe.

re sessions. The Cross Pipes is firmly back on the festival circuit (this was well documented in the programme) and had some fantastic sessions both inside and in the beer garden. The Yeoman also had sessions running. The loss of the Red Lion was a bit of a blow as we lost not only a great acoustic venue but a great session pub. Let's hope the powers that be at Enterprise Inns (Property Developers) Ltd. have the sense to put a new landlord in there soon.

The rescheduled acoustic concerts were a success with the Whitakers beer garden being a great venue. Of course, as always, we had the weather on our side.

Can't wait for next year's festival.

Big up to everyone involved.



Gerry :-)


22 Sep 08 - 08:24 AM (#2447161)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: Dave Hanson

Yes you are right Gerry, but, a lot of people go to sing and play in sessions, and these were very thin on the ground on Saturday afternoon, the trouble with Otley is [ and I love this little market town ] it is short of venues, pubs are the natural place for sessions but when there is a band on a session would clash, in previous years I can remember sessions in [ almost ] every pub in the town.

eric


22 Sep 08 - 09:07 AM (#2447195)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: Emma B

Finally got home at 1.30pm Monday, amazing (warm and sunny) weather.

Loved Coope, Boyes and Simpson (as usual)

Also enjoyed - hearing for the first time -
The Malkies
Fyrish

One of the personal 'highlights'.... finding a hard back copy of James Ritchie's The Singing Street in the Oxfam book shop.

See you all next year
'Em'


22 Sep 08 - 09:36 AM (#2447222)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: GUEST,Srah, Barnsley

well, I have to say I didn't want for anywhere to have a session all weekend - early evening Friday in the Manor, then a late night session after the open Mic in the Cross Pipes, then the Yeoman on Saturday Afternoon. The Yeoman is a lovely big pub and I reckon you could have got at least one other session going there at the same time (anyone been to the Nook during Holmfirth? you get about 4 sessions at once in if you include the beer garden), then over to the Cross Pipes after some fish and chips - we meant to catch the appalachian session (outside), but just started another in the bar instead, then back to the Cross Pipes for Sunday afternoon.

OK I admit, I was involved in 'running' a couple of official sessions, but in the past we've played and sung in sessions *outside* the White Swan and the Black Bull, a little room in the woolpack, and even on the benches outside the Bay Horse. Where there's a will......


musical highlight for me was on sunday morning - hearing some scottish fiddle music drifting across the campsite and then realising it was FYRISH practicing!


22 Sep 08 - 09:36 AM (#2447223)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: Folkiedave

I suppose that means I can't sell you one now!!

Dave


22 Sep 08 - 09:39 AM (#2447224)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: Emma B

LOL Sorry Dave - keep trying :)


22 Sep 08 - 09:55 AM (#2447239)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: Folkiedave

Yes you are right Gerry, but, a lot of people go to sing and play in sessions, and these were very thin on the ground on Saturday afternoon, the trouble with Otley is [ and I love this little market town ] it is short of venues, pubs are the natural place for sessions but when there is a band on a session would clash, in previous years I can remember sessions in [ almost ] every pub in the town.

So your solution is for the organisers of this folk festival to organise it somewhere else where there are more venues so the people who (probably mostly) aren't purchasing tickets for the festival can go and have a good time.

At a guess I would say it is unlikely to happen.


22 Sep 08 - 10:34 AM (#2447260)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: Dave Hanson

I offer no solutions, I was merely making a comment, thank you very much for your concern.

eric


22 Sep 08 - 11:17 AM (#2447284)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: oombanjo

Twas a goodun


22 Sep 08 - 05:59 PM (#2447650)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: BusyBee Paul

Nice to see you again Oombanjo.

Emma - the Oxfam shop take an awful lot of trouble to put on a good folkie window display, don't they?!

Deirdre


23 Sep 08 - 07:01 AM (#2447982)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: Sheila_b

sounds like we missed a good one.

Ah well, next year

Sheila


23 Sep 08 - 08:49 AM (#2448060)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: Jean(eanjay)

the Oxfam shop take an awful lot of trouble to put on a good folkie window display

It sounds like the Whitby charity shops for the Goth weekends, their displays are wonderful. I'll make sure I take a look at the Oxfam shop in Otley next year.


23 Sep 08 - 11:34 AM (#2448195)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: GUEST,Aeola

This was my last festival for this year and what a great way to end.Enjoyed Copper Kettle,Bayou Gumbo,Malkies,Oxfam shop and, Oh yes Vin himself! Well done Steve see you next year!! Should mention two workshops, one with Steve turner and the other with Harry ( Gumbo).


23 Sep 08 - 11:34 AM (#2448196)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: Michael

Or Whitby charity shops for Folk Week, they get out their 'folk' LPs, Hippy clothes and instruments.

Mike


23 Sep 08 - 05:06 PM (#2448464)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: early

Glad yo enjoyed Copper Kettle Aeola as I am now half of that duo and have been for the last eighteen months. we had a great time as always at Otley.

re :-Sessions
Unfortunatey there have been a number of venues lost which makes the session side harder to encourage yet few of those walking round looking for sessions took the opportunity of starting one that I am aware of . In the past when faced with lack of sessions I have and word soon gets round if it is worth joining in.
I've also noticed this percieved lack of sessions at other festivals this year, very often the fringe of a festival can be the making of a festival and organisers ignore them at their peril


23 Sep 08 - 07:30 PM (#2448557)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: GerryMc


one of the resons we booked String Theory (Barnsley Folk Club stalwarts and house band) was to get sessions going and to encourage others to join in.

I think the organisers can do no more to get sessions going. It's up to the punters now

:-)

Gerry :-)


24 Sep 08 - 05:17 AM (#2448777)
Subject: RE: Otley Folk Festival: Who's going?
From: GUEST

as a member of string theory I can say that both sessions we were booked for(saturday and sunday)ended up with a good number of people joining in. we found no problems finding sessions on friday night.
John Platt