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Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan

09 Jan 09 - 06:14 PM (#2536536)
Subject: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Richard Bridge

Yowza! How's that for short title and incorporating the UK designation. How many Stokes outside the UK are there anyway?

Anyway, I spoke to Peter the landlord and he tells me that we are in fact welcome, and that people did like it. The Barmaid (well, maybe technically not a maid) tells me she was singing all afternoon and popping down to our end whenever she could. Peter (aka Shuffles) who is not the landlord regretted he missed it. Apparently others have popped in and said "Damn, wish we had known" and in one case "Did anyone do "the 7 Drunken nights" - oh yes I know who they are". So I will do some posters.

Peter the Landlord also says he not only had a hangover and a 4 am bedtime, but also the flu or he would have been more chirpy and he promises some roast tatties in dishes for the singers. I would have pressed him about the other fire as well but he was involved in a drinking contest. Also the pub was officially "shut" except to those who knew the secret knock, having a "private party" and full of cigarette smoke just like in the good old days.

Welcome to Lower Coke. A Leery atmosphere in the bar tonight, like those cowboy films where the hero enters a Mexican cantina, with low light, the men at the bar a barrage of testosterone and stubble, and the occasional woman who is plainly "along for the ride".

So on Sunday the 25th January 2009 we bring civilisation (although more "robust" songs from RuffnReddy are requested) to Lower Coke.

Starting, therefore, about opening time on Sunday the 25th January, continuing until we get fed up or alarmed by the gangsters shuffling in (or maybe people who wish to sing "Bold Robert Emmett" or "The Wind that Shakes the Barley" - people are asking why there is not more Irish music whereupon I start a dangerous political argument) there will be a mixed song session in the Nag's Head, site of one of Hogarth's orgies - ME3 9RD if you have satnav, although that's a bit timewarp for us down here with the webbed feet and the sheep in the family)

Tell you what, Woodsie's video on the other thread of our last session started looking very like the intro to some of the commercial S&M p0rn0 sites on the internet.

Carpark opposite.

Acoustics good.

Heating not so good.

I am not providing overnight cots or chili stew for Monday Breakfast (save by VERY special arrangement). Monday is a working day.

Park your machete kukri kris dirk or shank in the wood of the bar. Saturday night specials can be checked at the door.

The landlord does NOT let his guard dog out to mingle (and his new Staff (or maybe pit bull) pup is the prettiest little baby).


So - who is coming? Rejoin your roots (music) in Lower Coke!


09 Jan 09 - 11:39 PM (#2536776)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: GUEST,Pete the Hat.

Well I will be there. My work shift finishes on the 24th and I dont go back to work untill the 27th so two and three quarter days to recover after the event.
I pleased the landlord views of the last event have finally come to light and even more pleased that the locals who missed it viewed there dissapointment. You know What is said " if it dont seem to work first time try try again. Bit like you Chain saw at Knockholt last year Richard? Bit like my Mandolin too.


10 Jan 09 - 06:51 AM (#2536933)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: naughtyforty

There is a possibility I might be able to make it. Is it a child friendly pub Richard? I may have to bring the small one if I can make it.


10 Jan 09 - 07:14 AM (#2536944)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Richard Bridge

The Landlord's grandchildren (I think they were) were all over it during the day yesterday. I will enquire further. I do not know if there is a cut-off time for sprogs.


10 Jan 09 - 07:25 AM (#2536947)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: melodeonboy

I'm pleased to hear that things are sounding much more positive, Richard.

It's likely that we'll be bringing Fiddlebird as well.


10 Jan 09 - 08:35 AM (#2536987)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: VirginiaTam

Woohoo!

We can be there. Chris is sending most of his students to Disney Paris the following week so he doesn't have to do a lot of prep on the weekend.

Naughtyforty... remind me by email and I will bring a little kit of beading for your little 'un to play with to keep her occupied and to take home.


10 Jan 09 - 09:26 AM (#2537018)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Dead Horse

I spoke to one young girl who was very the worse for drink while outside having a breath of nicotine, and she said she loved "that sort of thing"
as she was jigging away to her very own beat.
And at least we did have the end with the fire, away from the google-box.


10 Jan 09 - 11:05 AM (#2537106)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Richard Bridge

Ah, I think I know the one Dead Horse - is she the one with the gap in her front teeth and curly dark hair, quite slim? Incidentally, will you do us some of these Kent anthems?

Naughty40 - I have enquired and Peter the Landlord says he is sure it will be all right.

I have delivered posters to be put in windows so maybe those in the village who professed sad ingorance will get there next time.


10 Jan 09 - 01:34 PM (#2537249)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: naughtyforty

Cheers Richard - will let you know for sure a wee bit nearer the time.


10 Jan 09 - 01:59 PM (#2537266)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: romany man

and wots wrong wiv havin seven figers on one hand and callin ya sister mum, fort every one in stoke was that way, yes hopefully a year older and maybe sober ish i will try and get there ol chap, yup the pups nice couldnt eat a who;le one but yeh nice, whos relation is it.


10 Jan 09 - 02:03 PM (#2537272)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: VirginiaTam

I have just invited Sleepy Rosie and offered her a lift.


10 Jan 09 - 04:50 PM (#2537421)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: growler

I'll be there and bring fiddle biird


10 Jan 09 - 04:54 PM (#2537429)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Richard Bridge

The dog's nice, and pretty too by local standards. Move over sheep, meet the new member of the harem...


10 Jan 09 - 04:59 PM (#2537435)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: growler

Thats a shame, I was only going 'cause of you Richard


12 Jan 09 - 02:26 AM (#2537871)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Dead Horse

Richard, I done the "Lyric Add" thingy to Men Of Kent & Folkestone Murders.
Cant stand the latter, so if ya wanna hear it sung, ya better learn it yeself mate.
I just might be purse-waded ta knock off Men of Kent tho, seein as ow I hails frum Essex :-)
Cant think of a single song from my own county.
All I ever erd in Sowfend durin my yoof was efnic stuff from the visiting Cock-a-knee tribe wot cum dahn ta pinch our winkles.
You know - Neez Up Muvva Brahn - Doin The Lanbeff Walse - Maybe It's Becorse I'm A Lunnoner. Sh*t like that.


12 Jan 09 - 04:11 AM (#2537887)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Richard Bridge

What? No-one sang "Someone's pinched me winkles"?


12 Jan 09 - 12:23 PM (#2538002)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Richard Bridge

Song from Essex? Billericay Dicky - as purveyed by the Shirt Murderer last session.


12 Jan 09 - 01:39 PM (#2538087)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: romany man

wots essex is it another purvey thing i should steer clear of. hope to be there old chap


12 Jan 09 - 02:10 PM (#2538125)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Dead Horse

East of Wessix, norf of Sussix
Just sowf of Nossex (cos we're British)


12 Jan 09 - 02:12 PM (#2538129)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Richard Bridge

It's wot you do in the capark of a "night club" after chemically enhancing your dancing. Innit.


12 Jan 09 - 03:38 PM (#2538217)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Kev The Clogs

Hoff, if Fiddlebird is going to be there, I am leaving it up to you, to try and persuade her to come along to Gundulf's practices to play for us!!!! I here that you might be up for returning if we can substitute the butter substitute :-) !!!!!

(Address of the new practice venue, is on the BG website - www.bishopgundulfs.co.uk) - shameless plug, I know - but others get awaywith it!!!

Hope you have a great day - Dilligaf and I will be dressed in Civil War Costume and marching the length of The Mall as your event kicks off.

Hope it goes well!!!

Kev The Clogs


12 Jan 09 - 04:34 PM (#2538296)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Richard Bridge

I wouldn't mind playing with Fiddlebird (musically speaking of course) and indeed I spent some time last night trying a couple of my things in keys that would be more fiddlefriendly, since she gets a bit umpty at E major and positively irked at F#m and Bbm.


12 Jan 09 - 08:00 PM (#2538468)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T

Please have a look at the UK: Birthday bash Don T/Kev H/Clive L thread, folks.

The Greyhound in Maidstone is closing at the end of February.

Say no more
Don T.


13 Jan 09 - 08:36 AM (#2538680)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: GUEST,Essex Girl

I should be there and will try to organise transport for any of the folkmob who wish to come. (May as well fill one car up then the rest can drink the barrel dry)!


13 Jan 09 - 09:01 AM (#2538697)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: fisheye

JB perhaps somebody could invent a capo for the violin. then cut little notches on the neck for positions/keys

fisheye


13 Jan 09 - 12:27 PM (#2538849)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Richard Bridge

Put frets on it, sort out the action and call it a mandolin...


13 Jan 09 - 06:54 PM (#2539187)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T

""JB perhaps somebody could invent a capo for the violin. then cut little notches on the neck for positions/keys""

There's already a perfectly adapted capo for the violin, which can in fact do far more than the standard bar type capos commonly used on guitars.

It is a rather more complex five piece setup which can be very rapidly moved up and down the neck, to achieve the desired effect.

It is normally referred to as the "Hand".

Don T.


17 Jan 09 - 05:35 AM (#2541103)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: GUEST,Richard Bridge elsewhere on his network

Refresh:

Time to sort out who is coming in the hope that we can put on a good show.

I think we probably have Essex Girl, Woodsie, George, Fisheye and Fair Maid of Nottingham, Pete the Hat, maybe the Barden of England, and also NaughtyForty and apprentice - and Virginia Tam and the Silent One, oh, and Melodeonboy and Growler and probably Fiddlebird. And Dead Horse who has even indicated he might be a source singer and bring us some songs not often heard, from the heyday of Elsie's Band.

Maybe DonT?

Is anyone in touch with SheppeyPaul?

I'll email Hakuna Matata

I'm not sure I have an up to date email for Richard Matthewman.

Is anyone in touch with Keith Pearson or Dave Leigh?

Anyone else I should be chasing?

Kev the Clogs and Dilligaf are of course pretending to be 400 years old that day!


17 Jan 09 - 07:28 AM (#2541168)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: VirginiaTam

VT and the Silent One will be bringing Sleepie Rosie. She has accepted my invitation. Go easy on her she is a newbie.

What about (is his name) Norman? Brings almost as many instruments as you RB, to the Good Intent. Oh but he does some sort of boating thing on Sundays in Canterbury doesn't he?

Also there is weeJock/John?

And what about Romanyman and Steve May?

Do ya think TDL is up for it yet? What is the latest on Mumblin Len?

And if anyone knows Paul of Sheppey, can they find out if he knows that young woman Jo from same place? I would love to hear her again.

We can pick up Pete the Hat in Chatham, or Rochester or Strood if he needs a lift. Unless Essex Girl has arranged transport for the FolkMob. Oh I forgot Dave Kenningham and Rafflesbear and his Lady.


17 Jan 09 - 11:57 AM (#2541395)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Richard Bridge

Yes, I forgot Sleepy Rosie. She seemed quite able to look after herself on threads and I am sure need show no fear in person.

Norman! GOod idea. I will email Growler about him and Steve, and Wee Jock.

Romany Man is I think coming, but I have yet to hear him sing (except for the occasional chorus) ever. I know I can't hear Treacle and Obvious, but I don't know if they are coming.

Do you mean that the identity of Rafflesbear is about to be revealed?

I am sure Girl Friday will keep us informed about their movements and thos eof the Leopard Cubs (here, kitty, kitty, you can play the ladderframe Hagstrom...)


17 Jan 09 - 12:07 PM (#2541409)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: VirginiaTam

SleepyR is new to folk and not been to session as far as I know. She has expressed a tiny bit of hesitation.

I don't know the true identity of Rafflesbear. I thought he was conncted to LadyRaffles. Think her name is Sue. She sang with Naughtyforty at GI Wassail. Might be wrong though.

Would be great to see so many descend upon the Nags Head. Will the landlord recover?


17 Jan 09 - 12:14 PM (#2541415)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Sleepy Rosie

"I forgot Sleepy Rosie. She seemed quite able to look after herself on threads and I am sure need show no fear in person."

I'm sure everyone will be jolly nice...!

Apart from that terrifying Richard Bridge of course. Who no doubt lives atop a beanstalk and eats ten innocent little Sleepy Rosies every day for his breakfast... ;-)


17 Jan 09 - 12:17 PM (#2541416)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: VirginiaTam

naahhh... he only eats (after he's finished doin other things to em) sheep. See Knockholt thread.


17 Jan 09 - 12:30 PM (#2541425)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Sleepy Rosie

Oh, that's alright then! I'll just try not to 'Baaa' too loudly.


17 Jan 09 - 03:07 PM (#2541555)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: GUEST,Pete the Hat

I have put a message on folkmob site so we may get some newbies from folk mob like we did at the Rochester Wassail.Looking forward to it has I missed the first one.

In regards to Baaaing If I were you I wouldnt Baaaa at all and dont wear anything made of wool.

See you all there.


17 Jan 09 - 03:48 PM (#2541603)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Richard Bridge

Also, I am to short to be a giant and too fat to live on top of beanstalk, and further am English so would then have to eat myself ((PICTURE THAT, NOT)

Fee, Fie, Fo, Fum - I smell the blood of an Englishman
Be he alive or be he dead, I'll grind his bones to make my bread.


17 Jan 09 - 04:43 PM (#2541654)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: GUEST,Pete the hat

!!BLAST FROM ME PAST THAT ONE RICHARD.

I remember has a spotty runny nosed youngster sitting on the floor at infants School listening to the Jack and the Beanstalk story and the teacher doing that very poem.


17 Jan 09 - 05:19 PM (#2541677)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: growler

I've four passenger seats in my car. Wee Jock, Mrs Jock and fiddle bird are booked and I dare say, that The Shirt Murderer may require transport from Rochester Station, so, if there is any room, I'll bring Steve


17 Jan 09 - 05:20 PM (#2541681)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: growler

PS Yes I know it's lunchtime !!!


17 Jan 09 - 05:57 PM (#2541710)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Richard Bridge

Excellent. Are you in touch with SheppeyPaul and can you ask him if he and his significant other are coming to bring that other Sheppey singer - is it Jo?

What about Mr Fiddlebird? He may not play or song a lot but he could no doubt help with the beer drinking...


17 Jan 09 - 06:31 PM (#2541741)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Kev The Clogs

Hoff,

I KNOW the true identity of Rafflesbear - indeed, I have evn had a drink with him a couple of months ago in my local!!!

Intrigued?

PM me re the other matter and fill me in - I, in return, will fill you in!! he he he

Kev


17 Jan 09 - 07:26 PM (#2541767)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: GUEST,PETE THE HAT

I KNOW WHO RAFFLESBEAR IS ITS MICK FORDE. SUE FORDE IS LADY RAFFLES.


18 Jan 09 - 05:29 AM (#2541987)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: VirginiaTam

ouchh Pete... capslock is splitting my eyedrums.

Growler... when you say that Wee Jock, Mrs Jock and fiddle bird are booked - do you mean they have previous engagement or they are coming to Stoke?

We will have Sleepy R with us and we can collect 1 other at Rochester Station, so long as they are not carrying too much kit. I am leaving my instruments at home this time so small boot is available, but not for bodies.

Anyone Hat or Shirt persons or any others named by items of clothing, please PM me.

Pete as you always seemed not to be signed in... (Guest Pete the Hat) I don't know how we can communicate phone numbers.


18 Jan 09 - 06:34 AM (#2542027)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Kev The Clogs

sorry Pete, Mick is not Rafflesbear. I made the same mistake of making that connection. TDL know who he is as well.


18 Jan 09 - 06:46 AM (#2542034)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: VirginiaTam

Doh! Now I reread Growler, he is bringing full carload with room for Melodeonboy(shirt murderer) and Steve.

I got CBS Constipated brain syndrome. Think I'll got eat some more leaves. Or smoke em.


18 Jan 09 - 07:26 AM (#2542052)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: melodeonboy

Er...If Growler brings me, Fiddlebird and the Jocks, then Steve would make five!? Perhaps you could bring Steve, Tam, even though he's not referred to by an item of clothing?! He should be at The Good Intent this Tuesday.


18 Jan 09 - 07:40 AM (#2542055)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: VirginiaTam

I won't be at the GI this Tuesday (school night and Chelmsford too far away). Besides Silent One has meeting.

So how do I contact Steve or he contact us re the lift? Is he on the Mudcat?


18 Jan 09 - 07:52 AM (#2542064)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: GUEST,woodsie

Raffles bear is something to do with Norcsalordie I think. Anyway I will email Paul Steele right now. TDL were alive and kicking at Orpington on Friday - I will email them as well!


18 Jan 09 - 07:56 AM (#2542066)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: melodeonboy

Tam: I'll speak to Steve on Tuesday and I'll let you know.


18 Jan 09 - 07:59 AM (#2542069)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: GUEST,woodsie

emails have now been sent!

I haven't got a lift yet myself. Debbie and Pat did mention that they would probably be going so hopefully I can jump in with them.


18 Jan 09 - 10:16 AM (#2542165)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Kev The Clogs

Give that man Woodsie a big prize!!!

Yes indeed - Rafflesbear is infact, the father of the tall young man who plays the 12 string guitar from Norcsalordie!!! Well done Woodsie :-)


18 Jan 09 - 12:34 PM (#2542292)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: romany man

so ifn i dont sing i cant come is that right?vi dont/cant sing wont sing, does that exclude me from coming . am suffering alcohol induced headache prior to me birfday,


18 Jan 09 - 12:55 PM (#2542311)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: VirginiaTam

I don't think are univited RM... only that you don't sing. You have other charms and I don't mean your menagerie.

Happy pre birthday!


18 Jan 09 - 02:58 PM (#2542420)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Richard Bridge

Who are you calling his menagerie and will she be upset?


18 Jan 09 - 03:34 PM (#2542460)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: VirginiaTam

oh Richard don't you start.


18 Jan 09 - 03:35 PM (#2542462)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: growler

Tam, if you could pick up the loud shirt, from Rochester Station, I can bring Steve


18 Jan 09 - 05:30 PM (#2542561)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: VirginiaTam

i am fine with that if Kevin is..

I will pm my mobile to him.


18 Jan 09 - 06:04 PM (#2542598)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Sleepy Rosie

"Who are you calling his menagerie"

I can quack, baaa and squeak as good as the best of them!
Though it's all completely *faked* of course...
Now where did I leave my naughty duck outfit?


19 Jan 09 - 04:05 AM (#2542830)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: romany man

seamus is slightly miffed at not going back in time 400 years, treacle and obvious have got the ferret rage, and the rats are going on strike, badger and chicko are now off hunting without me or the ferrets, all cos i wont sing and they get called a menagerie, oh joy


19 Jan 09 - 05:05 AM (#2542861)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: The Barden of England

At least they're not a 'Menagerie a trois!'
John BArden


19 Jan 09 - 07:16 AM (#2542947)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Richard Bridge

Don't worry Rosie, we are all aware of the Meg Ryan fakebook.


19 Jan 09 - 04:28 PM (#2543372)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: growler

Thanks Tam


20 Jan 09 - 06:43 AM (#2543814)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: romany man

there are to many for a menagarie a trois, ere bard cuz ave ya done the song yet ?


20 Jan 09 - 06:56 AM (#2543823)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: fisheye

Shucks all these secrets coming out, if I didn't know better I would assume somebody is applying for Big Brother.
RB I will be there Sunday, not sure about George as yet. Fare Maid is in Nottingham. I will attend and enjoy, participation may be suspect against noise.

Fisheye


21 Jan 09 - 05:03 AM (#2544821)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: naughtyforty

Am 85% certain I will be there on Sunday with apprentice and driver!! Tam could you remember to bring the beading kit for the small one - cheers


21 Jan 09 - 07:28 AM (#2544921)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: VirginiaTam

oh yeah!!!!

Thanks for that.. Sending myself an email reminder now.


21 Jan 09 - 07:49 AM (#2544939)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: The Barden of England

Not done the song you romany cuz. Where were the words again?


21 Jan 09 - 09:08 AM (#2545006)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: GUEST,woodsie

The eye of a fish says he will give a lift to Pete t'hat and myself - goodeeee!


21 Jan 09 - 11:43 AM (#2545149)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Richard Bridge

And the Sausage collector?

Or is he too busy playing "Hide the sausage" instead??


21 Jan 09 - 01:10 PM (#2545248)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: GUEST,Pete ther hat

They are going to mention the Sunday sess at the Nags tonight Richard at folkmob so far I think we have
                                 
                         Outa date Sausage Man
                                  Essex Girl
                                  Woodsie
                                  Fisheye/Maybe George?
                                  Mick and Lady Rafflas?
                                  and Possibly
                                  Shanti Man Jim Radford?
                                  & Me and there maybe a few more newbies so who knows I have a feeling there will not be any Ale left this time round. There are lifts available for me just awaiting where the pickup points are. Looking forward to it see you there.


21 Jan 09 - 03:35 PM (#2545364)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: VirginiaTam

I make that 18 confirmed adults, one child and a number of potential musos and spectators.
The regulars and if Richard has advertised it even more locals and curious onlisteners.

Holy folk singer, Batman! Where we all gonna sit?

or maybe I should ask

What are we gonna do when the beer runs out?


21 Jan 09 - 05:44 PM (#2545433)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Richard Bridge

Oh, touch wood, touch wood!


21 Jan 09 - 06:31 PM (#2545492)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: GUEST,Pete the hat

Well Im hoping to be there when the Landlord opens the door at 1200 oclock depends on who is picking me up or if I come on me on steam which I really do not mind doing its getting back to R


21 Jan 09 - 06:53 PM (#2545518)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: GUEST,Pete the Hat

bloody Par-larva.
Has I was saying.It is getting back to Rochester or Strood that is the problem at the end of the session when one,s in a wibbley wobbley state. Oh Richard I think you can add folkmobs
                               Big Pat and Debbie to the list. according to a mate there coming to looks like half of Knockholt will be at this one. Can I bring one of me cooking contraptions and cook me own dinner?


21 Jan 09 - 08:37 PM (#2545602)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Kev The Clogs

What time is this all intending to end?

Val and I should be leaving Whitehall about three pm. We COULD be back for five I guess? Maybee? Poss> No promisses!!! Perhaps - I don't know!!!!

Kev

Ps - We would be in Civil War Kit as well!!!


21 Jan 09 - 10:21 PM (#2545682)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Richard Bridge

Last time we ended about 7.


21 Jan 09 - 11:11 PM (#2545702)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: GUEST,Pete the hat

Civil war kit ? Remove your feather from your Hat Kev the Clogs ,OR

"Your,ll have someones eye out?


22 Jan 09 - 12:21 AM (#2545735)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: GUEST,Pete the hat

Hi VT Re
I have tried to become a member of Mudcat but to no avail everytime I type in my namePete The Hat it tells me I have to change me name because someone else has the same name which I very mkuch doubt and I aint gonna change it to Pete the Cat so thats why.


22 Jan 09 - 02:53 AM (#2545783)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: VirginiaTam

Pete -Were you signed up to Mudcat before? If so that log in is evidently you. You might try starting a thread to Joe or Mick explaining that you can't log on. Maybe they can fix? Just a thought.

Oh Pete - I thought Fisheye was giving you a lift? So sayeth Woddsie in

Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: GUEST,woodsie - PM
Date: 21 Jan 09 - 09:08 AM

The eye of a fish says he will give a lift to Pete t'hat and myself - goodeeee


Richard - Do you mean by touch wood that some of us will be sitting on the floor singers. Should I bring camp chairs?

Hurrah! The caveliers are coming! The caveliers are coming. Well maybe. Hope to see Kev and Val there.


22 Jan 09 - 03:39 AM (#2545799)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Richard Bridge

There are quite a few chairs up the other end that I am sure we can lift if needed. If needs be I have chairs in my house just over the road - indeed I also have calor gas heaters if it is too cold.


22 Jan 09 - 03:46 AM (#2545801)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: melodeonboy

"Last time we ended about 7."

Surely it was 6!


22 Jan 09 - 04:26 AM (#2545812)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: fisheye

Woodsie and Pete the Hat if my carriage is transporting you to LS, then Woodsie will need to be on the usual corner at 11am.....Pete will be at the bus stop at 11am and 30 seconds.

Fisheye


22 Jan 09 - 05:33 AM (#2545840)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: GUEST,woodsie

Cheer Richard.


22 Jan 09 - 06:11 AM (#2545870)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: romany man

HUH civil war kit, wheres me lobster pot and seamus of the heavy cavalry,
Bard its on mudcat poetry


22 Jan 09 - 06:40 AM (#2545890)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: The Barden of England

OK - got it romany cuz
Bard


22 Jan 09 - 09:12 AM (#2545999)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: GUEST,Essex Girl,

I am now bringing Annie with me, but I've got room if anyone else would like a lift.


22 Jan 09 - 11:54 AM (#2546145)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: romany man

can you squeeze seamus in, its a long walk for him ha ha


22 Jan 09 - 01:50 PM (#2546236)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Richard Bridge

Fresh posters have been delivered - the previous picture ones were the wrong shape for the window-panes - and apparently some "old couples" have been in asking about it.

Oh, and the beer is the Sheps "Burns Special" brewed for Burns night, weighing in at 4.5%


22 Jan 09 - 02:43 PM (#2546289)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Richard Bridge

And someone had better bring Wee Jock, as I doubt if anyone else can get the words of this right (it being Burns Night)


ADDRESS TO A HAGGIS

Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face,
Great chieftain o the puddin'-race!
Aboon them a' ye tak your place,
Painch, tripe, or thairm:
Weel are ye wordy of a grace
As lang's my arm.

The groaning trencher there ye fill,
Your hurdies like a distant hill,
Your pin wad help to mend a mill
In time o need,
While thro your pores the dews distil
Like amber bead.

His knife see rustic Labour dight,
An cut you up wi ready slight,
Trenching your gushing entrails bright,
Like onie ditch;
And then, O what a glorious sight,
Warm-reekin, rich!

Then, horn for horn, they stretch an strive:
Deil tak the hindmost, on they drive,
Till a' their weel-swall'd kytes belyve
Are bent like drums;
The auld Guidman, maist like to rive,
'Bethankit' hums.

Is there that owre his French ragout,
Or olio that wad staw a sow,
Or fricassee wad mak her spew
Wi perfect sconner,
Looks down wi sneering, scornfu view
On sic a dinner?

Poor devil! see him owre his trash,
As feckless as a wither'd rash,
His spindle shank a guid whip-lash,
His nieve a nit:
Thro bloody flood or field to dash,
O how unfit!

But mark the Rustic, haggis-fed,
The trembling earth resounds his tread,
Clap in his walie nieve a blade,
He'll make it whissle;
An legs an arms, an heads will sned,
Like taps o thrissle.

Ye Pow'rs, wha mak mankind your care,
And dish them out their bill o fare,
Auld Scotland wants nae skinking ware
That jaups in luggies:
But, if ye wish her gratefu prayer,
Gie her a Haggis


22 Jan 09 - 03:25 PM (#2546338)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Kev The Clogs

Unless you speak the lingo FLUENTLY, please do not have a goo at the above!!!!

Hope we can make it back in time!
Kev


22 Jan 09 - 03:29 PM (#2546343)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: GUEST,Pete the hat

Transport fiasco sorted Thanks Fisheye I,ll be at Bus stop 10.55. I like to be early so I can have a little smoke b4 the journey.

I dont mind sitting on the floor VT one can not fall off the floor.

I thought Jim Radford was coming if there,s a place going in a car. Iam sure he would enjoy it. I do not know his phone number.

Great stuff see you all there.


22 Jan 09 - 03:57 PM (#2546363)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: fisheye

Shall I bring my Banjo as Burns had a reputation for playing one, I will leave the singing to Jock.
Woodsie, Pete the Hat and myself will be arriving in style.
see you all then.

Fisheye


22 Jan 09 - 04:29 PM (#2546384)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: VirginiaTam

if we are doing a Scot's theme I am set. My name's Tam.


22 Jan 09 - 04:33 PM (#2546387)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: GUEST,Pete the hat

If were doing a Scots theme Im going to the other pub in the village.


22 Jan 09 - 04:49 PM (#2546403)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: romany man

can i wear me kilt, nah ya aint ready for that


22 Jan 09 - 05:35 PM (#2546455)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: GUEST,Pete the Hat

Saints preserve us Romany Man your have a ferret run up your leg then you,ll know all about it,


22 Jan 09 - 05:46 PM (#2546465)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Kev The Clogs

I didn't know you had a kilt RM, I always thought you had a TILT! I may be wrong?!!! :-)


22 Jan 09 - 06:17 PM (#2546494)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: GUEST,Pete the hat

Burns night ? Is that the one where you lob a lump of coal at some poor sod and then demand a drink off them?


22 Jan 09 - 10:47 PM (#2546648)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Richard Bridge

Oh holy crap look what I started!

You can't go to the OTHER pub in the village, they finally fenced it off.

By the way, my middle name is MacDonald.


22 Jan 09 - 10:48 PM (#2546649)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Richard Bridge

and 100


23 Jan 09 - 03:06 AM (#2546726)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: The Barden of England

Strange name that - - MacDonald 100


23 Jan 09 - 03:58 AM (#2546750)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: fisheye

RB: is the hyphenated with Big Mac or fish burger


23 Jan 09 - 04:26 AM (#2546761)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: romany man

kilts coal fenced off pubs 400 year old funerals civil war kit ronald mac donald ferrets oh im ssssssssoooooooooooooooo confused


23 Jan 09 - 07:48 AM (#2546869)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Richard Bridge

You leave my quarter-pounders out of this


23 Jan 09 - 07:58 AM (#2546880)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Sleepy Rosie

Apologies, I can't make it this Sunday after all. Personal matters.
Next time...
VTam you have a potential extra seat space.
(catch up soon x)


23 Jan 09 - 08:37 AM (#2546913)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Richard Bridge

Damn. Hope we did not scare you off...


23 Jan 09 - 09:23 AM (#2546952)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Sleepy Rosie

Not at all Richard!
It's just a personal matter, which means other things will be happening this weekend. I've PM'd VTam with a better explanation.


23 Jan 09 - 01:16 PM (#2547151)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: GUEST,Pete the Hat

Richard Macdonald Bridge. who,d of thought it.
I have a bright Orange wig and a XL coco the clown outfit I found in a bin bag at a bus stop in Eltham two years ago. I,ll bring it with me.
Only messing about seriously me Woodsie and Fisheye will be there by opening time so if theres any furniture arranging and table setting to be done Im happy to help.
I dont do furniture moving when the session started and crowded simply because it bloody dodgy to be seen Cav-vaulting about a packed room with tables chairs held aloft .Pissed. its a bloody Par-larva and Its a easy way to have someones eye out or worse. Has I learned at Crayford trying to get Jim Radford a Chair from the other Bar. folk dont take kindly to having a chair leg in the Earhole.


23 Jan 09 - 01:17 PM (#2547154)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Richard Bridge

Public school boys like it better elsewhere.


23 Jan 09 - 02:18 PM (#2547220)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: fisheye

I thought that was Oxbridge......NU that's pig/sheep land isn't it


23 Jan 09 - 04:43 PM (#2547325)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: GUEST,Pete the Hat

Whats the definition of Baroque....A folk singers financial status.


How many folk singers does it take to change a lightbulb?
The answer........................Is blowing in the wind


24 Jan 09 - 05:30 AM (#2547680)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: The Barden of England

No - tha answer is 10. One to change it and 9 to sing about how good the old one was!
John Barden


24 Jan 09 - 08:15 AM (#2547757)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Richard Bridge

11 - and another to sing about how brutally the socket was raped by the alien insertion and then gave birth to light.

12 - and another to sing of how the brothers of the socket would avenge it by leaving the lightbulb to the wolves in the woods.

Bt I DO like the idea of re-arranging the well known round "Ah Poor Bird"

Ah poor bulb
Take thy light
Far above the sorrows
Of this sad night.


24 Jan 09 - 08:54 AM (#2547772)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Dead Horse

Raped by aliens! Is that how ya got the McDonald bit in ya monica then?
Banjo & Burns, all in one sentence.
Ya cant burn a tee fer, so I is all right mate.
And it's called First Footing, the right of the Laird ta kick the arse of first git who brings a lump of coal te a bring-a-bottle party!


24 Jan 09 - 09:06 AM (#2547782)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: VirginiaTam

adding another round to Richard's

Hey ho nobody at home
light nor lamp nor candle
have I none
still I will be wary.

Ah poor bulb
Take thy light
Far above the sorrows
Of this sad night.

Osram Osram
will I never see again
get the to the store my love
and buy a halogen


24 Jan 09 - 10:41 AM (#2547824)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Richard Bridge

Not exactly, Dead Horse.   I sort of had Prince Heathen in mind. And it's MacDonald not McDonald.


24 Jan 09 - 12:27 PM (#2547904)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: GUEST,wee jock

Richard

Have spoken to Keith Alexander and he will try to be there but he cannot promise as he has not played for a while,asit is the 250th anniversary of Robert Burns birth,i will bring my book of burns poetry, so if you want me to recite Address to a Haggis; i will do so. Talking about food will the landlord be doing any?
Looking forward to tomorrow.
Wee Jock aka Little Legs is now going to celebrate the Bards bithday.


24 Jan 09 - 12:35 PM (#2547912)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: GUEST

Virginia Tam

i have done a copy of the words re The Good Intent Stomp for your goodself and will bring them with me tomorrow.

Wee Jock AKA Little Legs AKA John Matthews


24 Jan 09 - 02:29 PM (#2548018)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Richard Bridge

Thank you for that Jock.

I understand we will be getting some roastpotatoes - not wholly Burns-ish. I considered buying a haggis today but thought it would look rude to walk in with it slice it up and hand it round - and I was NOT going to get involved in mashing turnips!


24 Jan 09 - 07:13 PM (#2548255)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Richard Bridge

I have been in tonight and checked the beer. I can recommend it. The Burns Special (4.5%) is adequately bitter, with a somewhat malty front end, a clean and lemony, sightly fragrant, midrange (presumably to cut through the grease in the haggis), and a smooth finish without the sulphurous aftertaste that is so common and that I so detest.

We drank the barrel out apart from 8 pints last time. Let's do better this time.

Some young people who were enjoying the karaoke tonight may come too!

Has anyone got "Bring us a barrell" clear for this time - or that other one that I think Ramskyte recorded

"Drink boys, drink, and see that ye do not spill, for if ye do ye shall drink two, for that is our master's will"

Or the Frenchy one.


25 Jan 09 - 02:56 AM (#2548463)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: VirginiaTam

or that other one that I think Ramskyte recorded

do you mean

DRINK LET'S DRINK

Winter time is here
And the nights are very long
The days are very short
But we sing a merry song
We sing it loud we sing it clear
To help the year along
Till summer is a comin' in again

Sooo.. drink let's drink
And raise a merry glass
Drink to the scent of the rising grass
For every good man
Every woman, lad and lass
Sing summer is a comin' in again


that one?


25 Jan 09 - 03:56 AM (#2548483)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Richard Bridge

No, not that one


25 Jan 09 - 04:40 AM (#2548492)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: VirginiaTam

Then it is not on the Dark December or Flickering Light albums. May be on Holler and Shout. I haven't requested that one from John Thornton (Chris' brother in law) yet.


25 Jan 09 - 05:09 AM (#2548512)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: romany man

its pissin down wi rain, me hosses want feedin the roads like a bloody river, the fields got two inches of water in it, im covered in mud and shit,
am i goin to stoke,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      course i bloody am will i sing nah


25 Jan 09 - 05:20 AM (#2548522)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: VirginiaTam

copy of the words re The Good Intent Stomp

Thank you John


25 Jan 09 - 06:15 AM (#2548553)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Richard Bridge

It may be on their first tape. Yes, tape.


25 Jan 09 - 06:45 AM (#2548571)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: melodeonboy

Wot! No sulphurous aftertaste! How disappointing!


25 Jan 09 - 02:11 PM (#2548875)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: GUEST,woodsie

That was a great sessiom - well done Richard.


25 Jan 09 - 02:31 PM (#2548889)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: fisheye

An excellent night Richard B. i think Woodsie said he counted about 30 attendants, which was a nice number. Thank the Landlady for the excellent food also. After two years of dormancy I was a little (no lots) scared of playing the banjo, I hope i did not disturb too many singers as i used them for practice. Hopefully this session can continue once a month.

regards
Fisheye


25 Jan 09 - 02:45 PM (#2548903)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Richard Bridge

Thank you all for coming. Wasn't Al brilliant?

Next is probably 24th Feb. I will start a separate thread for that.

Post mortems for this one here.

We drank the barrel dry (well, bar a couple of pints).


25 Jan 09 - 03:21 PM (#2548943)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: VirginiaTam

Thank you Richard, for giving me one more opportunity to stretch my performance courage muscles.

Thank you Al, for the loan of lovely guitar. I am very excited.

I am already playing and singing House of the Rising Sun on the new guitar. Actually I used to play and sing the boy version on my front porch in Virginia. Must learn the girl version.

Hey Fisheye! This is the kind of front porch playing and singing I did back in the day. Needle and the Damage Done, Melissa, Dust in the Wind, Country Roads, House of Rising Son, some Appalachain gospels, couple of Christmas carols and a sad attempt at Classical Gas. I am sure there were others but I can't remember them. Oh God yeah! Stairway to Heaven, may it never cross this pretty guitar's frets.

I had a stellar afternoon.... thanks to all.


25 Jan 09 - 03:37 PM (#2548961)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: GUEST

Richard


Many thanks for a really good session from dean,myself and jenny,from that feed back that i got back the locals seemed to enjoy it.Also thanks to the Landlord and Landlady.
Also thanks for letting me do Adress to a Haggis.

Wee Jock


25 Jan 09 - 03:37 PM (#2548962)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: romany man

well done all , a great afternoon, really enjoyed it. and thanks for the hospitality after,


25 Jan 09 - 03:57 PM (#2548978)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: growler

Well done, Richard, Great session. Could we borrow that fantastic little girl, who shushed every one, before she sang.


25 Jan 09 - 03:58 PM (#2548979)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Abdul The Bul Bul

REALLY good to meet you all at last. Thanks for being so welcoming on what was my first "session. Another life moment.

Al


25 Jan 09 - 05:03 PM (#2549028)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Royston

Cheers everyone, nice little session!

Some photographs HERE


25 Jan 09 - 05:19 PM (#2549041)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: melodeonboy

What a cracking afternoon! Well done, Richard. In fact, well done, everybody! And didn't the "little apprentice" do well?


25 Jan 09 - 06:05 PM (#2549070)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Richard Bridge

Oooh! Black and white piccies. Very artistic!

I must say I get more and more like Churchill (the dog, not the politician) in appearance as time passes!


26 Jan 09 - 03:06 AM (#2549238)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: romany man

you and me both ol boy, once again a good session look forward to the next one.


26 Jan 09 - 03:43 AM (#2549242)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: The Barden of England

Looks like you have a better session when I sta away :-). Sorry not to have been there but somewhat 'bunged up' - oh well. Glad you all had a good time and the photos confirm it.
John Barden


26 Jan 09 - 04:40 AM (#2549252)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Richard Bridge

Totally delighted to have heard each of Al and Dean for the first time.

There were a few local "notables" who alas no-showed. Note to self, following arms (without limitation and no offence intended to anyone I forget) to twist for next time: -

Brian and Marion Rodgers
Jeff Cole
Keith Alexander
Dave Leigh
Richard Matthewman
Derek Moore
Graham Anstee
Don Thompson and if at all possible Clive Lever
Brian Diwell
The Sausage Smuggler
Jim Radford
Lady Raffles and Mick
Pat and Dipsodeb
Blossom (if not too busy)

And what could possibly have happened to Dead Horse?

Get well soons to George and the Barden, happy families to Sleepy Rosie.


26 Jan 09 - 05:32 AM (#2549263)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Dead Horse

Dead Horse found he had domestic duties that could not unfortunately be postponed - painting kitchen before fitters come to ruin it.
Great pity, as I was looking forward to the session and had (semi) learned those Kentish songs for your hedificashun.
Another time, eh?


26 Jan 09 - 06:42 AM (#2549279)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: naughtyforty

We had a lovely time - thanks Richard and we will try to make the next one. Isabella is going to learn some more songs!


26 Jan 09 - 08:01 AM (#2549322)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: GUEST

Well done Richard for a great afternoon, I really enjoyed it. I had to get that lump of Cheese out when Melodeon boy done the Dairylea song I did not mean to throw it at him though, And heres a tip a Mandolin string makes a perfect Cheese wire. It was lovely Cheese hope you all enjoyed it. Isabella was great. good singers good players great day.

Could I just add that I had to use all my diplomatic skills to talk down and so calm down a local ( no names)

Who was really pissed off when he was told to sush in his own pub, if folk must go round sushing people could they please do so in a tone whereby it will not cause a near alticatrion when one goes out for a smoke. And a point to those who do go round sushing folk remember it a pub we are the guests in that pub.

Isabela is cute enough to get away with sushing folk. but for adults that do it you draw attention to both yourself and others in the group, This time it was my turn, I cvalm ed the chap down and we shook hands upon my departure.

Look forward to the next on in Feb.


26 Jan 09 - 08:03 AM (#2549324)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: GUEST,Pete the Hat

sorry that was me above,


26 Jan 09 - 08:36 AM (#2549338)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Richard Bridge

Was that that noisy bugger Paddy Cannon? The one with the short hair and camo uniform, sitting right up with us? He and the lady were most apologetic to me - it was that they were shouting right behind the Shirt Murderer's ear as he was trying to sing - it would certainly put me off as I explained to them and they were totally OK with it...

And it' s not his local any more.

Or was it when I did do a bit of a big shush as Cari was doing a quiet piece on low whistle with Steve?

Horses for courses.

I heard someone at the far end of the bar shush another talker as John was reading the Address to a Haggis, and almost throughout that, you could hear a pin drop.


26 Jan 09 - 08:45 AM (#2549342)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: GUEST,Essex Girl

Great afternoon with a good variety of music.Just the right amount of performers - any more and the locals would have had something to complain about! Looking forward to next time. Thanks for the food Richard, it was very welcome (and tasty)


26 Jan 09 - 03:44 PM (#2549645)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: VirginiaTam

Richard

Just had an email from Al. He hopes to be at next session, but he seems to think it will be on the 28th which is a Saturday. You mentioned the 24th which is a Tuesday.

Maybe time to start the new thread with proper details?

Tam


26 Jan 09 - 04:06 PM (#2549666)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Richard Bridge

It will be the Sunday - Ithink that's teh 21st this year as the enxt weekend will eb full of foopball.


26 Jan 09 - 06:09 PM (#2549767)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Abdul The Bul Bul

Silly me, must get new specs or a bigger calendar.

Al


26 Jan 09 - 11:49 PM (#2549912)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: VirginiaTam

Ithink that's teh 21st this year as the enxt weekend will eb full of foopball

Are you typing with mittens on?

Last Sunday in February is 22nd unless my free yet expensively produced Essex Trading Standards calendar is incorrect. I love dissing the council, especially since they are about to give me and about 20,000 other employees the shaft.

I think I am already up to accompanying myself on at least one song on the Sigma. Good thing too. I may soon be busking outside county hall in a few months time.

Must think on writing a folk song about being a riffed council worker. Snerk. Yeah that will get loads of sympathy from the tax payiing public.


27 Jan 09 - 03:11 AM (#2549970)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Richard Bridge

Agreed then! This year the last Sunday in Feb is the 22nd! I will check with Peter the Landlord later and start new thread.


27 Jan 09 - 01:18 PM (#2550269)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: GUEST,Pete the hat

Paddy might have been applogetic to you Richard inside, But he was bloody angry outside for want of a better word.


27 Jan 09 - 02:13 PM (#2550320)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Richard Bridge

If it was Paddy, take no notice, he's always like that and he lives in Cuxton now anyway - I once nearly stuck a knife in him in my own kitchen after he and Jeff and Annie (yes, the nice respectable Annie who was there) and I had replayed the history of the troubles in my drawing room...


27 Jan 09 - 02:17 PM (#2550323)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: GUEST,Pete the hat

Sorry Richard had to shut down computer me boss came along. Right continue has above.

For want of a better word he was raving and I thought it might continue inside the pub due to the state he was in so I calmed him down, Then a lady came out and she said she was annoyed about all the sushing.
I thought I have come here to listen to folk play, and singers I have enough of this kind of Par-larva at work..

Still now,t came of it in the end and I enjoyed it and look forward to the next one.I made Woodsie aware of Paddy once I was back inside but when Paddy came in he seemed alright again so I left it at that and come end of session we shook hands.


27 Jan 09 - 02:19 PM (#2550324)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T

There were a few local "notables" who alas no-showed. Note to self, following arms (without limitation and no offence intended to anyone I forget) to twist for next time: -


snipsnip


If at all possible, I will make that one happen Richard.

I've had a lot happening recently, all bad, culminating in involuntary retirement, courtesy of Messrs. Brown & Darling, but I hope to be on a slightly more even keel by then.

Will probably bring poetry bird, (MY one), as well.

Don T.


27 Jan 09 - 02:30 PM (#2550337)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: GUEST,Pete the hat

Richard
I must say he was not violent towards me in any way and he was not blaming me for the sushing its just i was there having a smoke so he vented his feelings not directly at me but I was a earhole if you see what I mean. I just thought folk ought to be made aware of it thats all, Kind regards Pete.


27 Jan 09 - 05:40 PM (#2550493)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Richard Bridge

Assuming it was Paddy, I have sent him an offensive email. We go back a long way...


27 Jan 09 - 05:41 PM (#2550497)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Royston

Pete, I know where you're coming from, it's not a criticism of any one but we all need to be mindful that we're in a boozer and the regulars have had no say about it. We can't go bossing them about. It's a pub, it has pub noise, c'est la vie. Anyone who wants a concert hall atmosphere needs to stay away. Play music that suits the mood of the audience; if they seem to want some foot-stomping sing-along stuff then put the whistles away, or just live with them switching off from the act and talking amongst themselves. Sorry if that seems harsh but it's the reality of the situation.


27 Jan 09 - 06:07 PM (#2550520)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Richard Bridge

Pub noise is one thing. Yelling the odds behind the performer's ear, or over a lady's whistle is another. If a punter has no manners I will tell him so. If none of them have any manners then no more sessions - well, not organised by me. You may recollect that I was very iffy about organising the second of these sessions because of how loud and leery the landlord was first time round.

I'm easy.

If it was Paddy (I've had no confirmation yet) he knows where I live.

If it's a general feeling, then oh well, bang goes another session.


27 Jan 09 - 07:11 PM (#2550578)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: GUEST,Pete the Hat

Hi folks
Next time I will Ignore it. rather then blow away a future session .I cant do good for doing bad on this one. Yes it was Paddy and I do not know what he is like he seemed ok but at the end of the day I have never laid eyes on the bloke before. It was the session I had in mind at the time not jepodising this forth coming one in Feb.

Whata PAR-LARVA.


27 Jan 09 - 10:19 PM (#2550686)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: GUEST,Richard Bridge can't sleep tonight

(Hmm, I wonder if that's derived from an African traditional song)

Leave young Cannon to me! You did well Pete - I'll sort him out! I'd have been far more concerned if it was pretty well anyone else.


28 Jan 09 - 12:09 AM (#2550710)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: GUEST,Pete the Hat

Thanks Richard.


28 Jan 09 - 03:59 AM (#2550776)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: melodeonboy

Perhaps I'm mistaken, but I thought the locals were generally fairly positive towards us.


28 Jan 09 - 04:04 AM (#2550779)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: GUEST,Richard Bridge

I'd have put it higher than that. Everyone was telling me how they'd enjoyed it and thanking me for an excellent afternoon - including Paddy - so Pete's revelation came as a bit of a shock. But Paddy does run off at the mouth (usually loudly) a bit.


28 Jan 09 - 01:36 PM (#2551188)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: GUEST,Pete the hat

Yes Richard I couldnt put it better meself. I do not know Paddy. I thought it was gonna kick off. I seen things kick off over far less. If Paddy is harmless and his barks worse then his bite, Lets all forget about it.


28 Jan 09 - 02:14 PM (#2551212)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: VirginiaTam

I just want to say from my perspective that I did not note any irritation from the patrons.

Want to be careful that we don't scare away any potential attendees to future events by making more of what appears to be one isolated complaint.


28 Jan 09 - 02:27 PM (#2551224)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Richard Bridge

Paddy's usually legless and he only has one working arm - so he's nearly "armless" too - boom boom.

He came to all the old Ship sessions, came to my house (several times), bragged to all assembled about the size of his dick, happily did not produce evidence, nearly got shivved in my kitchen, has has shedloads of free legal work from me including at 3 am when I was pissed and trying to get police out of his house - etc etc etc.

Oh, and I sorted a mini-PA for his rodeo bull.

In fact, I think he's a friend, in a sort of Lower Stoke way....

Just so long as he leaves his banjo at home.


28 Jan 09 - 02:58 PM (#2551253)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: GUEST,Pete the hat

Bit late in talking to him later that afternoon when things got better,I Er Richard I er encouraged him to bring his Banjo WITH HIM next time.


28 Jan 09 - 03:27 PM (#2551279)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: VirginiaTam

I am squeezing tears back from laughing so hard. Pete better keep a table between yourself and RB next session, if Paddy shows up armed with banjo.


28 Jan 09 - 03:51 PM (#2551309)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: GUEST,Pete the hat

VT. What a fiasco
I didnt know.

Paddy told me he played the Banjo, so being friendly and encouraging I said Where is it? He said it was indoors, I said no good indoors is it? So I said bring it with you next time.He said I will Pete,I will.

I did not know Paddy only had the use of one arm. I mean should that effect his playing ability?


28 Jan 09 - 06:25 PM (#2551435)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: GUEST,woodsie

It will improve his banjo playing - ax he wont be able to pluck!


29 Jan 09 - 04:09 PM (#2552262)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T

Definition of Golden Silence.....A one armed Banjo player.

I suppose when he gets legless, he needs a hand to get home.

Don T.


31 Jan 09 - 07:14 PM (#2554053)
Subject: RE: Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan
From: Richard Bridge

I discussed the Cannon situation with Pete the Landlord and his missus tonight. Cannon made himself thoroughtly unpopular later in the day, bringing his dogs in and shouting at them until the early hours(!) and I was told "If he wants to shout why does he sit up that end" so I think the wind is in our favour.