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The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk

09 Feb 09 - 03:17 PM (#2562039)
Subject: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: Kev The Clogs

St George's day (23rd April) is a Thursday this year.

SO, Rob and Ris at The King's Arms in Upnor (near Rochester/Strood, Kent) are holding a Beer and Folk weekend on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th April.

Bishop Gundulf's Morris will be there on the Saturday (also the night of 23rd as well!!) and other sides are already showing an interest in attending.

There will be the usual, very well chosen, selection of Real Ales and Ciders to cater for all tastes, served from the shack in the garden. Food may be ordered from inside the pub. Not confirmed yet, but there will probably be burgers etc outside (will confirm when I know more details).

ALL musicians and singers are requested to attend if they possibly can - for some or all of it, as they so wish. There will be a fire pit which we can all sit round. Singers and musicians are welcome at anytime over the weekend from Friday night through to the Sunday night. If it is dry (like last year) it is just fantastic to sit round the fire singing/playing, enjoying a terrific pint with some great friends - what more could you want??!!!!

Last year's was fantastic - let's hope that we can better it this year!!!!

Please put the date in your diaries and keep checking the thread, as I'll keep you posted on developments as and when Rob informs me.


09 Feb 09 - 03:26 PM (#2562052)
Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: VirginiaTam

Sorry Kev

Weekend before Sweeps. Can't do 2 weekends back to back.

Sigh!


09 Feb 09 - 04:24 PM (#2562114)
Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: Kev The Clogs

Never mind - we'll catch you at Sweeps then :-)


09 Feb 09 - 04:41 PM (#2562132)
Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: Richard Bridge

Folking APril - does taht mean tha it might be good if I did a NAG on the 19th?


09 Feb 09 - 04:52 PM (#2562140)
Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: Kev The Clogs

I would suggest that we push the KA one for April - many poeple would not be able/prepared to do two, back to back - and it would be a shame to reduce the numbers at each.


09 Feb 09 - 05:06 PM (#2562150)
Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: Richard Bridge

Good runup for Summer - Nags on the 19th, KA 25/6, Sweeps Mayday weekend...


09 Feb 09 - 06:04 PM (#2562207)
Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: Kev The Clogs

Just sent you a PM Hoff. I don't have a prob with all three - hope others think like Thee and Me!!??


10 Feb 09 - 05:24 AM (#2562492)
Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: melodeonboy

I shall certainly be at Sweeps (and I'll resist shameless self-promotion!), and very likely at the other two.


10 Feb 09 - 05:26 AM (#2562495)
Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: naughtyforty

I will definitely be at Sweeps on the Saturday - will try and make the others but may not be able to get to Nags Head as will be in Scotland for a couple of days beforehand.


30 Mar 09 - 05:51 PM (#2600775)
Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: Kev The Clogs

Time to get this little baby up and running again!!!!

Bishop Gundulf's Morris will be there on the night of St George's Day (23rd in case you don't know!!) plus the afternoon of 25th!!!

Hope that you will be able to make it. Good sized beer garden. Great selectionof realales and ciders. Fire pit. Singers and musicians welcom from the Thursday night, right through to the Sunday evening.

Rob and Ris put a great deal of time and effort into this, and support The Morris and The Folk a great deal - let's make it a good one for them eh!!!

Kev


30 Mar 09 - 05:54 PM (#2600780)
Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: Herga Kitty

Clashes with Crediton, sorry...

Kitty


30 Mar 09 - 07:22 PM (#2600834)
Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: Richard Bridge

Oh my aching hangover!


30 Mar 09 - 10:59 PM (#2600934)
Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: Pierre Le Chapeau

Hi All
On the 19th April; I am deffinately with out a shadow of a doubt doing Richards sess at the Nags because I missed the last one through having to go to work due to having to cover others being off sick,

On the 25th April I am doing Romany Mans Crayford sess.

On the 26th I will try to do Upnor if I have any Tin left or any liver left for that matter.

1234 ,May I am doing the Sweeps.


31 Mar 09 - 09:40 AM (#2601221)
Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T

I'll be there for a good portion of the weekend. Probably Norman might get there canoe club committments permitting.

Don T


31 Mar 09 - 10:32 AM (#2601273)
Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: melodeonboy

I'm not sure when, but I should be there at some stage.


31 Mar 09 - 10:54 AM (#2601291)
Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: Girl Friday

We're mobile again, and drove to Strood and back yesterday. The car is a lot easier to drive, so distances might not be a problem any more. We have a hectic time around there. We may manage an appearance with Ben on the Saturday.He has got into New Roots again, so that's Sunday sorted. Then Ben is playing a floor spot at Dartford Tuesday 28th, and then we will be at Sweeps. Hoping to get to Good Intent for RTB on 14th.


09 Apr 09 - 04:10 AM (#2607842)
Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: Kev The Clogs

Refresh!


12 Apr 09 - 12:37 PM (#2609709)
Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: Kev The Clogs

and again :-)


12 Apr 09 - 03:45 PM (#2609790)
Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: GUEST

now i know i like me beer and that i,ll only live once but last year it poured with rain all day.
it was the 1st time i met Dead Horse. A great day despite the rain. great ales not inclined that day to drink larger.


12 Apr 09 - 04:09 PM (#2609801)
Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: melodeonboy

"not inclined that day to drink larger."

Don't tell me you were drinking half-pints!


13 Apr 09 - 07:10 AM (#2610069)
Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: Kev The Clogs

it rained on another beer fertilal weekend last year. On the St George's one, it was lovely and sunny - got the photos in front of of :-)


13 Apr 09 - 10:13 AM (#2610154)
Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: VirginiaTam

Wish we could be there, Kev but Chris has Ofsted inspection week of 27th and he just received several Edexcel verifying packages. Never rains.... etc. So he has too much work. My regards to everyone.

We should be at Stoke on 19th and some of the sessions at Sweeps.

Hugs to all my Kent friends.


13 Apr 09 - 10:56 AM (#2610176)
Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: Pierre Le Chapeau

Hi Kev ,VT and Melodeonboy.
I drank real Ale at Upnor all day long By the pint. blonde bitch or was it witch cant recall.

Then there must have been two Upnors last year Kev the clogs. It was the session where you spent all the time in the other bar with Romany Man?

Hugs to you too VT.


14 Apr 09 - 09:17 AM (#2610907)
Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: GUEST,Essex Girl

Sorry, owing to family commitments (my son-in-law is running in the London Marathon)I won't be able to make Upnor. I will be at the Nags Head on 19th April, and then at the Good Intent on 2nd May.


14 Apr 09 - 10:42 AM (#2610969)
Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: Kev The Clogs

there were several beer festivals here last year. That one WAS very wet but the other ones were good weather, especially the St George's Day one.


18 Apr 09 - 05:05 PM (#2614048)
Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: Kev The Clogs

I was in the King's Arms this lunch time, and Rob, the landlord, was enquiring as to how many people might be turning up for the festival on one or more of the days. I said that there should be a fair number (perhaps not as many as last year), but that there were other events and commitments for many of you. He said that you are all welcome whenever you can make it and that it will be a great weekend and thanked you all in advance, those that have already committed to attend.

Bishop Gundulf's Morris will be there in the afternoon, and will stay afterwards for a little playing/singing session.

It is up to you guys and gals to now make it a great weekend - three cheers for Ris and Rob.

See you on St George's Day or over the weekend (both at The King's Arms, Upnor, near Rochester).

Cheers

Kev The Clogs


19 Apr 09 - 04:22 PM (#2614582)
Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: growler

I'll be tere, if cercumstances allow


24 Apr 09 - 04:21 AM (#2617596)
Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: Kev The Clogs

Well the first evening of the weekend Beer Festival went very well indeed!!!!

Bishop Gundulf's Morris and Gong Scourers danced for a good crowd and then sang songs around the camp fire afterwards.

The beer and the ciders that were available were very easy to consume and were kept briliantly as ever by Rob.

Both Rob and Ris made us feel very welcome as they always do, and fed as very well indeed!!!

OK Folks - your turn now. The festival is running for the rest of this weekend. Bishop Gundulf's Morris will be there again on Saturday afternoon and hopefully that will be the time that the majority of Folkies will appear.

Big cheers to Rob and Ris

Kev


24 Apr 09 - 06:00 PM (#2618128)
Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: Richard Bridge

Kev, you know my views. But I will by there on Sat and see if I am more enthusiastic! Nice to have a useful drummer or two back with us, but it makes the other one all the more noticeable...


25 Apr 09 - 02:13 PM (#2618598)
Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: growler

A realy good afternoon, just the tonic I needed. Well done


25 Apr 09 - 02:30 PM (#2618616)
Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: Kev The Clogs

Growler - glad you enjoyed yourself this afternoon - you were, and always are, very welcome!!!!

It seemed to go very well - well, I am certainly under the influance!!

A great day - thanks to Rob and Ris.

A step back in the proceedings! To all of our abscent Friends!! "So here's to you, and our time together"

Kev


26 Apr 09 - 03:55 AM (#2618891)
Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: Richard Bridge

And also here's to hoping Riz's arm improves (for which I recommend McTimony chiropractic from the Medway Chiropractic clinic at 168 Frindsbury Hill Rochester, Kent, ME2 4JR. 01634 723878. Run by a woman.


02 May 09 - 09:45 AM (#2623107)
Subject: RE: The King's Arms - 25/26 April Beer/Folk
From: GUEST,beery

When's the next beer festival at the King's Arms going to be?