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Folk Festivals UK

07 Mar 11 - 06:38 AM (#3108812)
Subject: Folk Fesivals UK
From: Lizzie Cornish 1

I'm tired of hearing about just one festival on this forum, so I thought
I thought I'd start a new thread about ALL the different folk festivals in the UK...from Abbotsbury to Moonbeams and all fun places inbetween..

Which ones are folks planning on going to this year?


07 Mar 11 - 07:34 AM (#3108836)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: theleveller

We've already booked for Ryedale Folk Festival

ryedale folk festival

and Moonbeams Festival

moonbeams festival

Both superb, friendly festivals in the most beautiful settings imaginable.

Others may follow later.


07 Mar 11 - 07:39 AM (#3108847)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: nickp

Towersey.

ALREADY been to the Gainsborough American Old Time Music and Dance one.


07 Mar 11 - 08:06 AM (#3108854)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: GUEST,Folkiedave

Cheltenham (already been), Shepley, Gate to Southwell, Whitby possibly Bromyard.

Also in Galicia - Ortiguiera; in France - Quimper and Lorient.

Probably work in a number of others too.

And what about the original poster. Where are you off to this year Lizze?


07 Mar 11 - 08:06 AM (#3108855)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: Bounty Hound

As a performer, with The Bounty Hounds:

Rochester Sweeps
Ely Folk Festival
Merry Tom Folk Festival
Broadstairs Folk Week
Moira Furnace Folk Festival
Swanage Folk Festival
Cropton Folk and Roots Weekend

And as a punter:


Shrewsbury Folk Festival

Looking forward to them all

John


07 Mar 11 - 08:10 AM (#3108856)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: GUEST,Ralphie

Can only afford Sidmouth this year.


07 Mar 11 - 08:35 AM (#3108870)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: OlgaJ

Performing with 'What's the Point' at:

The Folk Thing, Ashby Folville (April)
Doncaster (May)
Dulverton (May)
Moira Furnace Folk Festival(August)

Probably going to Bromsgrove, maybe the back end of Whitby and definitely Caherciveen (County Kerry)in early August. Maybe one or two others if we can fit them in, but we tend to avoid most of the big ones.


07 Mar 11 - 08:51 AM (#3108876)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: Will Fly

I don't go to folk festivals - or any other festivals, for that matter - because I'm not a huge fan of them, on the whole. Alan and I popped up to run a pub session at Warwick last year - great fun, but a long way to go for a 3-hour session.

Having said that, I shall be attending all 4 days of the Bradfield Traditional Music Weekend, which is a miniature in festival terms, and enjoying playing music, singing, drinking beer and eating pies at the Royal in Dungworth. All in glorious countryside in the Peaks.

And I shall take advantage of its proximity to Sheffield to pop down into that city and buy a musical saw from one of the few makers left. Even if I never get to play it properly, I can always saw a few bodhrans in half at future sessions... :-)


07 Mar 11 - 09:02 AM (#3108880)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: Folkiedave

I shall miss Dungworth this year - away. But I usually go.


07 Mar 11 - 09:54 AM (#3108910)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield

I've already been to
Celtic Connections
Cheltenham
DERT (not a folk festival, but ....)

and intend going to:
Shepley
Sidmouth
Whitby
Towersey

and possibly Broadstairs (never been there), Southwell, Celtic Colours (in Nova Scotia ...ambitious!) and no doubt a few more......

quite a range of styles, size, artists etc......

Derek


07 Mar 11 - 10:07 AM (#3108920)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: Fidjit

Derek You will love Broadstairs.

I'm too busy moving house and home this summer. So I'll only manage a couple.

Chippenham End of May

Tenterden Beginning of October

And possibly a day at Wallingford Early September.

Chas


07 Mar 11 - 10:18 AM (#3108923)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: GUEST,Larry

Ely
Wychwood (a bit folkie)
Towersey, probably


07 Mar 11 - 10:31 AM (#3108927)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: GUEST,LDT

Leigh Folk Festival (well its free)
Shrewsbury Folk Festival

I'm wanting to do sidmouth next year..although probably just do one or two days as part of a Devon holiday.


07 Mar 11 - 10:38 AM (#3108935)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: theleveller

Yeah, Cropton. May do that as well. Just hope the Green Slime Caravan has enough algae to hold it together after the hard winter.


07 Mar 11 - 11:29 AM (#3108965)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: Mr Red

Upton upon Severn
Chippenham
Warwick maybe
Sidders
Towerey
Bromyard
Banbury

And if my informants can get it together there will be one in Malmesbury sometime. Maybe Tredegar House at the date (June 3-5)


07 Mar 11 - 11:31 AM (#3108969)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: GUEST,Green Man

Alcester Folk Festival.

Friendly, good beer and great singing.


07 Mar 11 - 11:52 AM (#3108984)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: RamblinStu

A lovely little festival this in a great location

Wessex Folk Festival


07 Mar 11 - 12:22 PM (#3109013)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: bubblyrat

Absolutely no idea this year : a time of personal change and upheaval. Probably Oxford, even though it's been cancelled per se ( there are lots of "fringe" and ex-officio events planned).
                   Maybe, just maybe, anything in France, especially in the Ariege region, or anywhere else within 100 miles or so of Toulouse ; hard to be certain just yet !!
                  Maybe Sidmouth, if someone from above ,who loves camping, can be persuaded to attend ! --All things are possible !


07 Mar 11 - 02:03 PM (#3109061)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: GUEST,FloraG

Folkiedave - please tell me about galicia. When and how.

I've been asked to organise a mixed music/ singing session during the days for the Faversham hop festival. I'll post info when I have the details. Its always the end august - start september. There is usually a session and a barn dance in the evening.

I'm off to the Shetland festival this year. Anyone else?
FloraG.


07 Mar 11 - 03:07 PM (#3109104)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: Folkiedave

Delighted to help.

7th, 8th, 9th and 10th July 2011 and Ortigueira is the biggest festival in Western Europe (as far as I know). Three stages, Oysterband, Shooglenifty, Anxo Lorenzo and Cristian Pato are the big attractions for me.
The local tourist board and government subsidise it - so there are no charges! Details are on the website - there are some contradictions on the dates on the English bit ( e.g some pages have not had 2010 altered).

http://www.festivaldeortigueira.com/index.php?lg=ing

Can you log in and contact me? Otherwise I am dave at deyre dot plus dot com. I can probably help with Shetland too!


07 Mar 11 - 05:58 PM (#3109209)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: Folkiedave


07 Mar 11 - 05:59 PM (#3109210)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: Folkiedave

Not sure what happened there. Flora if you can contact me I have some info for you about Shetland.


07 Mar 11 - 06:33 PM (#3109233)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: Suegorgeous

Had thought about going to Shetland, but a course I want to do has come up, so maybe have to postpone yet again... anyone been before? it it a good one?


08 Mar 11 - 04:34 AM (#3109467)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: Hawker

For those of you saying you cant afford to go to festivals, BUDE & STRATTON FOLK FESTIVAL
is a great little festival on 27-30th May.....a fringe festival with concerts, ceilidhs and workshops.At 20 per weekend ticket - 3 days and 4 nights of great music, song and dance with camping available for weekend tickets at Bude Rugby Club at 8 PER UNIT per night, plus 50p temporary membership of the rugby club (all camping costs are at cost, we make no profit) Its a great value festival with some fantastic guests, a VERY warm welcome and the seaside too!
Come along and give it a try, you won't regret it!
Cheers, Lucy


08 Mar 11 - 04:55 AM (#3109476)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: Waddon Pete

Don't forget the small but beautifully formed Folk Ale at the Kentish Horse in Markbeech, Kent.

Pig's Ear Folk Ale

Best wishes,

Peter


08 Mar 11 - 05:04 AM (#3109485)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: Bernard

Whilst not a folk festival as such, Lymm Folk Club run a series of extra events during Lymm Village Festival, which this year starts on Thursday June 23rd and runs for ten days.

I'll be putting the events list up around Easter time, but a useful download for the club generally is an RTF list that is updated weekly.

Over the weekend of 25th/26th June we're running an Open Mic session, songwriting competition (5th year running) and concerts with Geoff Higginbottom, The Time Bandits and Pete Coe (who is also a judge for the competition).

Other guests over the festival period include Stanley Accrington, the club residents in concert, Peter and Barbara Snape and a surprise concert yet to be announced.

Unlike a 'conventional' folk festival, we won't be having events running concurrently, workshops or 'meet the artiste' sessions. For this reason we only sell tickets 'per concert' (there is no 'Season Ticket') - but tickets are cheaper if booked in advance, which applies to any guest night over the whole year.

Ticket booking forms can be downloaded from our website - if the form you need isn't yet available, you can either check back nearer the time, or contact me by telephone, snail mail, email or PM me here.

Please Note: the email addresses on the site are wrong! To cut down on spam, the '@' is replaced by '_AT_', which needs to be changed before you try to send your message.


08 Mar 11 - 05:41 AM (#3109492)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: GUEST,John MacKenzie

Here is all you need to know.
I shall be at Glenfarg, and Whitby, maybe Orkney, depends on accommodation.


08 Mar 11 - 07:13 AM (#3109537)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: Cath

Is nobody coming to Holmfirth? They don't come much cheaper with most things free and camping at only 5 a night.
Oh and the Nook now has its own brewery!


08 Mar 11 - 07:22 AM (#3109541)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: GUEST

Try Helmsley Folk Festival if you want scenic. Performing at Whitby Upton Beverley Helmsley for definite and will be going to Warwick with daytrips to Cleckheaton Moonbeams possibly and Holmfirth (there you are Cath!)


08 Mar 11 - 08:02 AM (#3109562)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: johncharles

i will be at Holmfirth


08 Mar 11 - 08:23 AM (#3109571)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: The Sandman

SALTBURN FOLK FESTIVAL, guests include Roy Bailey ,Steve Tilston,Dick Miles,Vin Garbutt, Dick Gaughan, Marie Little,The Wilsons,Chris While and Julie Matthews, and many more.
12 /13 14 august 2011, prices 58 after june 1, children under 10 years free, 10 to 16 half price


08 Mar 11 - 11:14 AM (#3109655)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: treewind

We'll be at:
Chippenham
Teignmouth
Whitby
Tenterden

(Not counting Millrace in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada as title said UK...)


08 Mar 11 - 11:30 AM (#3109673)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: AmandaLynne Music

If you are looking for something small in beautiful countryside try 'Folk Set In Sandstone' on Cheshires' Sandstone Trail 29-30 April. Sessions, a ceilidh with caller Ralph Smethurts and Madcap and Ric Sanders Group,, maybe more
http://cheshirefolk.com/component/content/article/41-cf/94-folk-set-in-sandstone.html


08 Mar 11 - 11:55 AM (#3109700)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: Folkiedave

The original poster Lizzie Cornish has not been back to tell us which festivals she is going to. A most useful thread......


08 Mar 11 - 12:12 PM (#3109710)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: GUEST, Tom Bliss

With Tom Napper: Chippenham, Fylde and Gainsborough (tbc)
With Phil Wilcox: Festival at The Edge and tbc
With my own sole lonesome self: Sark Folk Festival (part of Channel Islands Tour)
And no, this doesn't mean I'm back on the road, just keeping the bike upright, as always intended.

Will probably call in to a few for fun as well, Whitby, Otley, Wath, Wombwell, Holmfirth... others if I'm in the vicinity.


08 Mar 11 - 01:50 PM (#3109771)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: GUEST,Banjiman

I'll be holding Wendy's guitar case (and adding a little banjo sparkle) while she performs at:

Malton & Norton Folk Festival
Barnsley FF
Filey Folk Festival
Holmfirth Festival of Folk
Clennell Hall Folk Festival
Cleethorpes Folk & Cider Weekend
Beverley Folk Festival
Broadstairs Folk Week
Swanage Folk Festival
and probably 4 or 5 more that are near confirmation.

And we'll be trying hard to pop into Moonbeams and possibly Cleckheaton for some fun!

Paul Arrowsmith


08 Mar 11 - 01:58 PM (#3109779)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: VirginiaTam

Rochester Sweeps
Pigs Ear Folk and Ale
Leigh on Sea
Sidmouth
Moira (if the step daughter's handfasting does not fall on that weekend)

Couple of folk camping weekends in a field near Knockholt (by invite only).

Maybe Broadstairs.


08 Mar 11 - 02:46 PM (#3109816)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: Herga Kitty

Repeat visits (and including because booked) to festivals at Crediton, Wimborne, Alcester, Roger's Rant, Sidmouth, White Horse (Grove), Whitby, Swanage, Banbury, Bedworth, Haddenham.

Also intending to get to Bude & Stratton for the first time this year, Hawker's hijack of Fox & Hounds, Bridestowe, and to various song and ales, including the Wail in September.

Kitty


08 Mar 11 - 02:53 PM (#3109823)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: Herga Kitty

Plus, of course, and imminently (next weekend) Bournemouth folk festival

Kitty


08 Mar 11 - 03:21 PM (#3109841)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: My guru always said

We're cutting down a lot this year, mainly due to diesel price!

Already been to:
Barcombe All-Day Sing
Sidmouth MBS Reunion
Alcester Winter Warmer

In diary (on program at some):
Hertfordshire Spring Sing
Banbury Song & Ale
Upton Folk Festival
Tredegar Folk Weekend
Alcester Folk Festival
Travelling Folk
Folkstation IOW
Tanners Festival
Lechlade Folk Weekend
Bideford Folk Weekend
Moira Furnace Folk Festival
Tenterden Folk Festival
Banbury Folk Festival
Bampton After the Fair
Bedworth Folk Festival

Still wishing for:
Crediton Folk Weekend
Yorkshire Gather
Bude & Stratton Folk Festival
Warwick Folk Festival
Wareham Wail
Swanage Folk Festival

I'll be interested to recheck this list at the end of the year to see what I managed to talk Richard into....


08 Mar 11 - 05:50 PM (#3109958)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: skipy

I'll probably go to White Horse FF, it's their 25th year you know, if you include the ones at Stanford in the Vale.
Skipy


08 Mar 11 - 06:04 PM (#3109967)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: Surreysinger

Definitely : English Country Music Weekend
             Sidmouth
             Whitby
             Frittenden Folk Weekend (end of this month)

Would like to get to Bradfield Traditional Music Weekend (NB Will Fly, please note that Mark always makes it quite clear that this is not a festival!), but will need to find some accommodation and means of getting from A to B if I am going to go

And the Traditional Music Day at Stowmarket in September, if possible, but this may depend on hospitalisation or not depending on the waiting lists under the NHS!


08 Mar 11 - 06:06 PM (#3109969)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: Herga Kitty

Skipy - I'm not going to White Horse FF if you don't....

Kitty
xx


09 Mar 11 - 04:48 PM (#3110677)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: Busy Lizzie

Not strictly using the word festival but you can have a lovely weekend of music if you come to see us in Middlewich 20th and 21st May

Fairport Convention 20th - friday night
Andy Cutting and Dick Gaughan - Saturday afternoon
Folkus Workshops
and local hotel offering discount room with Breakfast for ticket holders!

www.cheshirefolk.com


09 Mar 11 - 04:50 PM (#3110679)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: Busy Lizzie

blueclicky again for my posting -
so I might as well tell you that I also have Pierre Bensusan on July 1st too!


http://www.cheshirefolk.com


09 Mar 11 - 06:46 PM (#3110743)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: Carol

Ah well
Thirsk
Alcester
Tan Hill Inn
Darlington
Croxdale - no the pub closed down
Banbury Song and Ale
Crediton - first time this year s.. the price of fuel
Sheffield Easter Weekend
Filey - might try need to find out about camping if not Hardraw
Homefirth
Wakefield
Doncaster
Norwell
Black Bull Bender
Robin Hoods Bay or Worrall
Alcester
Four Fools Worthington
Cleckheaton
Probably have a weekend at home!!
Bradfield for the first time
Durham Folk Party
Staithes whole 5 days 27 - 31st July
Broadstairs
White Horse
Moira
Whitby
Sedgefield
Hull anti-shanty
And then the Antipodes
Should keep me out of mischief?


09 Mar 11 - 09:25 PM (#3110800)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: Tattie Bogle

Been to Celtic Connections already (didn't see you there Derek!)
Singers' Gathering Livingston

Might make it to Milnathort if it's on this year (not heard)- should be about now.

Then Edinburgh's Ceilidh Culture, including Northern Streams (Scottish/Scandinavian music).

And in chronological order:
Glenfarg (see you John McK)
Girvan
Fifesing
Newcastleton
Stonehaven
Sidmouth
Auchtermuchty
Innerleithen
LINLITHGOW (organising!)
Selkirk Sessions
Carrying Stream (Edinburgh)
Edinburgh Fiddle Festival (even tho' I don't play fiddle!)
Scottish Trad Awards

And anything else that takes my fancy!


10 Mar 11 - 02:05 AM (#3110889)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: My guru always said

Carol - methinks you're not at work any more then?

Skipy, White Horse is a festival we hate to miss but unfortunately have to this year (again). It's a fabulous, friendly festival!!


10 Mar 11 - 02:31 AM (#3110900)
Subject: RE: Folk Fesivals UK
From: Wheatman

Just got back from Carnival in Walldurn (not a folk festival)
In no particular order
Shepley
Potties
Saltburn
Bromyard
so far
Gan Canny


10 Mar 11 - 07:48 AM (#3111029)
Subject: RE: Folk Festivals UK
From: GUEST,Desi C

Can anyone suggest free folk fests in or near the West Midlands?
Please mail me at crc778@aol.com


10 Mar 11 - 08:56 AM (#3111056)
Subject: RE: Folk Festivals UK
From: OlgaJ

Desi C

Strictly speaking they are in the East Midlands (Leicestershire) but both Moira Furnace Folk Festival and 'The Folk Thing' at Ashby Folville although not free are very good value for money. Both have camping at a reasonable cost. Details available on websites.


10 Mar 11 - 12:19 PM (#3111164)
Subject: RE: Folk Festivals UK
From: Dave Sutherland

Quite possibly Off The Tracks Spring Festival


11 Mar 11 - 03:25 AM (#3111463)
Subject: RE: Folk Festivals UK
From: GUEST,Folkiedave

I hope Lizzie does come on and tell us which festivals she intends going to.


11 Mar 11 - 04:53 AM (#3111495)
Subject: RE: Folk Festivals UK
From: Lizzie Cornish 1

"I hope Lizzie does come on and tell us which festivals she intends going to."

Yup, I bet you do. Sadly though, I won't be, as I have this strange person who I regard as an Internet Stalker who follows me on messageboards, so I'd not give him one iota of where he might find me at a festival..or anywhere else.

Thanks.


See, Joe? Now *that* was polite wasn't it? Because what I really wanted to say was..."Why the fuck don't you get the fuck out of my face, pervert!" But I didn't....... ;0)


11 Mar 11 - 05:15 AM (#3111511)
Subject: RE: Folk Festivals UK
From: Steve Hunt

I was a quarter of Dalla at Celtic Connections and shall be half of Corncrow at Scilly, Crediton, Bude & Stratton, Chilled Cider, Leigh, Sidmouth and Wadebridge (and one-third of my family at Green Man and most of the others listed).


11 Mar 11 - 05:30 PM (#3111958)
Subject: RE: Folk Festivals UK
From: Steve in Sidmouth

Some years ago Lizzie, you said you might put me on your dance card.

A deafening silence since then......

Hope you are well.

We might have had the dance already of course, maybe you didn't own up to who you were.


12 Mar 11 - 06:09 AM (#3112198)
Subject: RE: Folk Festivals UK
From: Mr Red

So skipy will be at the White Horse FF - what a surprise.

See ya at the Ceilidh.


12 Mar 11 - 08:11 AM (#3112264)
Subject: RE: Folk Festivals UK
From: Folkiedave

Trying to avoid you Lizzie.


12 Mar 11 - 08:47 AM (#3112279)
Subject: RE: Folk Festivals UK
From: Folkiedave

Sorry pressed the wrong button there. Have no fear Lizzie - if I ever saw you in real life I would run a mile. Cowardice I know but there you are.

Lizzie as far as I am concerned you are as barmy as a box of frogs. I simply wondered if you were prepared to answer the question you asked everyone else to answer. Clearly not.

Some time ago, last year you flounced off Mudcat promising never to return. And not for the first time. Many people breathed a sigh of relief. Those who knew your track record knew you would be back.

Now take a look at the threads you have posted since then. Now count the ones I have contributed to.

You know for a cyberstalker and a pervert who is supposedly following you around - I don't really do a lot of it.

Like I said...........box of frogs.


12 Mar 11 - 10:34 AM (#3112342)
Subject: RE: Folk Festivals UK
From: Fidjit

One for Skipy

White Horse

Very recommendable.

Sorry Dave can't make it this year. Too busy moving. But next year. I promise.

Chas


12 Mar 11 - 01:03 PM (#3112448)
Subject: RE: Folk Festivals UK
From: Lizzie Cornish 1

You are not even worthy of a response.


13 Mar 11 - 03:03 PM (#3113023)
Subject: RE: Folk Festivals UK
From: Dave the Gnome

Swinton!

Possibly Shipley.

Both well away from the coast so as to avoid screeching, foul-mouthed birds. I may risk Fylde again - I think the seagulls there are friedlier than those down south...

:D


14 Mar 11 - 09:58 AM (#3113471)
Subject: RE: Folk Festivals UK
From: Mary Humphreys

Don't forget St Neots Folk Festival on the weekend of June 10th- 11th-12th.
Anahata ( treewind) and I will be there with a presentation of Cambridge Folk Songs and a concert spot. The festival website seems to have a broken link. Try googling St Neots folk club.


14 Mar 11 - 12:04 PM (#3113548)
Subject: RE: Folk Festivals UK
From: Sailor Ron

Has everyone forgotton "Fylde"? Now in its 39th year and the biggest in the North West of England.Sept.3rd/4th/5th/6th. in the West Lancashire Victorian port of Fleetwood. Concerts, singarounds, music sessions, dance [both social & ritual], workshops special events including this year "Kipling/Bellamy" & "The Golden Dream"... 175 years of Fleetwood.


14 Mar 11 - 03:12 PM (#3113669)
Subject: RE: Folk Festivals UK
From: GUEST,Ralphie

Well, knock me down with a feather.
A response from Lizzie that only contains 8 words....
That's a first, surely?


14 Mar 11 - 03:44 PM (#3113687)
Subject: RE: Folk Festivals UK
From: Lizzie Cornish 1

"A response from Lizzie that only contains 8 words...."

Fook off.

(2)


14 Mar 11 - 04:39 PM (#3113716)
Subject: RE: Folk Festivals UK
From: Dave the Gnome

Errr, Sailer Ron - 2 posts above yours... :-P

Well done for plugging it anyway - One of my favourites.

D.


15 Mar 11 - 09:29 AM (#3114108)
Subject: RE: Folk Festivals UK
From: Dave the Gnome

Whoops - Sorry Shepley and sorry for all those looking for a festival in Shipley! All these W Yorks towns look alike to me...

The festival is actually in Shepley, which is a bit more rural than Shipley to say the least. Although it doesn't house Salt's Mill...

:D


15 Mar 11 - 11:55 AM (#3114217)
Subject: RE: Folk Festivals UK
From: GUEST, Tom Bliss

I mentioned Fylde too. It's the only festival we're actually doing for the first time. Looking forward to it.

I get these Northern names muddled too David - specially Shipley, Skipton, (Both mean Boat Town as it happens) Shepley (Sheep Clearing) etc..

I think Shakespeare's Mr Omlette had a problem too...

"Tebay or Nottingley, Theakston Wetwang.
Wetherby Nottingham in the Minedrum
To Suffield the Sligsby and Harrogate of Out Rawcliffe Forton                        
Otley Talke Armley against a Seacroft Trull
Anlaby Upperthong Endon..."


15 Mar 11 - 01:25 PM (#3114292)
Subject: RE: Folk Festivals UK
From: Folkiedave

Glad you were thinking of Shepley - brilliant lineup IMHO and I understand there may also be an added attraction in the form of a bookseller with previously cherished books about folk music for sale.