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Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?

09 Jun 11 - 01:42 PM (#3167782)
Subject: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: the lemonade lady

Anyone?


09 Jun 11 - 01:48 PM (#3167785)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: Herga Kitty

Yes, running morning singarounds in the Faulkner bar of the Royal York and Faulkner hotel on the Esplanade!

Kitty


09 Jun 11 - 02:34 PM (#3167817)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: Richard Bridge

I would like to be there but relatives are in the country from Australia and it would be rude of me to abandon them (particularly since they are staying in my house).


09 Jun 11 - 04:52 PM (#3167925)
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From: GUEST,Ebor_Fiddler

Yeahh!!


09 Jun 11 - 07:15 PM (#3168022)
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From: MikeofNorthumbria

I'll be there for the whole week, dancing with Hexham Morrismen (provided the old knees don't give out first).

Will try to attend Kitty's morning singaround at least once, and will certainly be visiting the lemonade waggon regularly.

And if the little pasty shop down the side street is still in business, then that's lunch sorted.

Wassail!


09 Jun 11 - 07:24 PM (#3168028)
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From: Leadfingers

To the best of my knowledge , Gerry Milne and friends will be in The Newt as usual for the best mixed session in Sidders , daily 12 - 3pm an 8 til closing !


09 Jun 11 - 07:35 PM (#3168036)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: Tattie Bogle

Hoping to be, all being well. Not booked any tickets in case we can't make it after all.


10 Jun 11 - 04:40 AM (#3168223)
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From: GRex

I'll be there, mainly for the singarounds.

    GRex


10 Jun 11 - 08:47 AM (#3168367)
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From: Dave Earl

I'll be there!!

Either working in the box office or in a sing session

Dave


10 Jun 11 - 09:44 AM (#3168386)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: John J

Me.

JJ


10 Jun 11 - 11:50 AM (#3168435)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: GUEST,Morti at work

we will be there, gods willing


10 Jun 11 - 02:20 PM (#3168503)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: GUEST,Jo the Fiddler

I'll be there until the Thursday then heading along the coast to the Wickham Festival in Hampshire and then onto Broadstairs. Three great festivals. Lucky me!


11 Jun 11 - 01:45 PM (#3168970)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: Mrs Scarecrow

I'll be there with the Ironmen and Severn Gilders dancing for the first weekend and after that I daresay I will be found in the Middle Bar or the York and Faaulkner or anyother place I can sing
cheers


11 Jun 11 - 01:50 PM (#3168973)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: VirginiaTam

TheSilentOne and I have been accepted as stewards, so we shall be there.


11 Jun 11 - 01:56 PM (#3168978)
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From: PercyBysshe

Me! Stewarding again, in the Bedford (as last year) I hope.


12 Jun 11 - 05:24 AM (#3169210)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: JHW

Sidmouth hardly needs a 'who's going' thread to publicise it!
Because I spend many evenings in the York & Faulk I apologise again here to Kitty and Tim for not coping with a lunchtime there as well. Shame about the theatre bar because those sessions somehow picked up a uniquely broad cross section of folks - a seaside feel maybe. Mind I'm feeling the Anchor strenuous now in that upstairs room and the Volunteer ever more inward looking. Maybe I'm just past it and should sit in a deck chair all week?


12 Jun 11 - 06:50 AM (#3169246)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: BanjoRay

I should be in the right hand bar of the Bedford for much of the week - or anwhere else there'll be an Old Time session.

Ray


17 Jun 11 - 12:48 PM (#3171982)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: Leadfingers

Refresh for Freda Underhill


17 Jun 11 - 02:37 PM (#3172008)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: Tattie Bogle

Welcome to the escapees from thread Sidmouth Folk Week 2010!!
(Search fir Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 should have brought it up!)


17 Jun 11 - 04:42 PM (#3172045)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: Bonecruncher

Has anyone heard about Steward's tickets yet?
Sent my application off months ago, it was acknowledged but nothing morwe heard.
Can anyone help?
Colyn.


18 Jun 11 - 06:17 AM (#3172245)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: Mrs.Duck

We intend to dip our toes in the water this year both literally and metaphorically :) We won't be there for the whole week but are sure to make our way to the middle bar at some point and if there are old time sessions the banjo will surely follow!


18 Jun 11 - 08:59 AM (#3172297)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: The Barden of England

I'll be there in the usual haunts, and taking in some of the fine shows too.
Mrs Duck - The right hand bar at 'The Bedford' has what you want on a daily basis.
John Barden


18 Jun 11 - 09:26 AM (#3172310)
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From: freda underhill

thanks Lf, I'll be there, ticket & accom booked! looking forward tuit!


18 Jun 11 - 09:38 AM (#3172318)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: freda underhill

ps, haven't been for 11 years, totally looking forward to it!


18 Jun 11 - 10:53 AM (#3172342)
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From: Morticia

whoopeee!!! Looking forward to seeing you, Am!


18 Jun 11 - 01:15 PM (#3172401)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: Girl Friday

T D L will be there with Ben. None of us have a season ticket this year, so will be in and around the fringe singarounds, and stages.
Hoping for good weather again.


18 Jun 11 - 06:32 PM (#3172592)
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From: GUEST,vectis

I am booked into the rugby club and will be around toun all week YADDAH!


18 Jun 11 - 06:34 PM (#3172593)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: GUEST,CJB

Haven't been for years - can't afford it.


19 Jun 11 - 03:54 AM (#3172731)
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From: Acorn4

We'll be there from the Monday, as we're stewarding at Warwick and there's an overlap.


19 Jun 11 - 04:30 AM (#3172738)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: PercyBysshe

Bonecruncher - I heard ages ago that I've been accepted as a steward, but have heard nothing since.


19 Jun 11 - 01:42 PM (#3172939)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: Lady Policeman

Sad news from Sidmouth! The Old Ship, in the pedestrian precinct, perhaps the oldest pub in Sidmouth, built around 1362 has been sold and is being turned into a Costa Coffee shop. How sad for a historic old building. If ever there was a building that so lent itself to being a pub it was the old Ship, with it's old stories of smugglers.As if we need another coffee shop! For the last few years we have slowly built up a lovely mixed session there with another session going on in the back bar.So another Fringe session bites the dust. Where next?


19 Jun 11 - 01:53 PM (#3172945)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: JennyO

Rob and I will be there the whole week, staying at a nice place a bit out of town with freda underhill, who will then come back home and stay with us for a few days after.

We decided to bite the bullet and get season tickets because we know we want to do some of the workshops and there are some acts we want to see, but we also expect to spend a lot of our time in the Middle Bar and the Radway, and this year I'll probably borrow Rob's extra pair of river sandals so I can go singing in the sea. I'm afraid I can't get used to walking on stony beaches in bare feet - I'm used to the sandy beaches in Sydney.

MikeofNorthumbria mentioned the pasty place in the little side street. That's The Filling Station. We were regulars there last year - the pasties were wonderful - but when we went to the reunion in February, they seemed a bit different - a little too much pastry. I hope that isn't a permanent change. We'll certainly give them another go this year just to find out.


19 Jun 11 - 03:26 PM (#3172995)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: VirginiaTam

I think stewards had their assignments by this time last year and the volunteer organisers were working bugs out of a new system.

We are a bit worried. The caravan's tap exploded 2 weeks ago at Pig's Ear Folk Ale and the roof sprang a pretty scary leak this weekend at Knockholt.

Hope we can get it fixed, because we cannot afford to stay in a B&B (even if one was available) and pay for parking in town to do our stewarding duties.


19 Jun 11 - 06:24 PM (#3173076)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: GUEST,Lily the pink

Looking forward to festival will be there Wednesday. Hope to meet a few friends in the Swan


19 Jun 11 - 07:31 PM (#3173115)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: freda underhill

Singing in the sea? pebbly beaches? I've a lot to learn! and thanks to Leadfingers, who has offered me a lift from london. I'll be going to Maidenhead the night before, as well.

freeeeda :-)


19 Jun 11 - 08:24 PM (#3173133)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: Tattie Bogle

Sad news indeed about the Old Ship. My in-laws had a wonderful diamond wedding lunch there in the upstairs room - absolutely reeking with character


20 Jun 11 - 10:52 AM (#3173309)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: Ruth Archer

New page added to the website today:

The Transports


20 Jun 11 - 02:09 PM (#3173409)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: VirginiaTam

Will there be the pub crawl shanty sing to raise money for Sidmouth Life Boat?


20 Jun 11 - 05:09 PM (#3173517)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: GUEST,Costa Coffee Sidmouth

All folk music groups sessions are most welcome during Folkweek. The ship still sails for the people!

Just ask for James the owner and I will sort it out.

I look forward to seeing you all from 29th July 2011.

Guest appearance of Jack Sparrow at 12 Noon on Sunday 31st July. I kid you not.


20 Jun 11 - 08:14 PM (#3173591)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: Leadfingers

Well at least any American visitors will feel at home , having a Folk session in a Coffee Bar !
I think I will stay in The Newt and drink beer !


21 Jun 11 - 07:03 AM (#3173779)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: JennyO

Freda, I thought you knew about singing in the sea. Not all of us got to do it in 2001 when we were there with the choir, but I know Miguel did. Just ask him. There are photos somewhere.

I forget which day it happens, but at the appointed time, the Middle Bar Singers meet outside the Anchor, and walk down to the beach singing shanties and the like, and a large number of brave souls keep on going down into the water and form a big circle and keep on singing. I didn't go in last year because I didn't have the appropriate footwear, but I intend to remedy that this year :)


21 Jun 11 - 12:50 PM (#3173961)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: Herga Kitty

Jenny - also the appropriate yellow t-shirt....

AFAIK, and unless there are radical departures from tradition, swimming in the sea will be on Thursday after the lunchtime silly songs session, and before the Doom & Gloom workshop.

Kitty


21 Jun 11 - 06:41 PM (#3174168)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: Dave Earl

"Will there be the pub crawl shanty sing to raise money for Sidmouth Life Boat? "

The answer to that is quite definately yes -Isn't it Jeff (Tug the Cox)

Dave


22 Jun 11 - 08:20 AM (#3174447)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: JennyO

I'd be happy to wear the yellow t shirt if I could get my hands on one. I asked, but there didn't seem to be any on sale last year and nobody knew how I could get one :( Does anyone know if there will be any this year?


22 Jun 11 - 06:24 PM (#3174839)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: Herga Kitty

Jenny - I've forwarded your t-shirt query to the Middle Bar newsgroup!

Kitty

PS is it really 10 years since Miguel and the choir were over....?


22 Jun 11 - 07:40 PM (#3174892)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: Sue the Borderer

Ruth - thanks for the link to the new page about The Transports.
Sounds fantastic. Although I'm generally not a concert-goer I think I booked my ticket the day after they went on sale in mid May.
The write-up makes me even more convinced that I did the right thing.

I might even wear my yellow T-shirt for swimming in the sea first.
Sue


23 Jun 11 - 06:37 PM (#3175451)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: Herga Kitty

Jenny - Mike Gibson (who managed to procure MBS t-shirts for the Boston song and single malt contingent who visited Sidmouth last year) has volunteered to sort some out for this year too, but needs to know how many people will want to acquire one of them.

Kitty


23 Jun 11 - 07:16 PM (#3175467)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: JennyO

Well, Rob and I would both like one. One XL and one XXL please! Should I let him know directly?


24 Jun 11 - 11:19 AM (#3175769)
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From: Herga Kitty

Jenny - I've passed on your order!

Kitty


24 Jun 11 - 01:53 PM (#3175848)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: JennyO

Thanks heaps, Kitty!


25 Jun 11 - 06:13 AM (#3176144)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: GUEST

There will be a minimum order so far I only have two, for the t shirts and as I have just started a new job I will have to see But if I do the T shirts I have made a note of your orders.
I have a house full of folk musicians from Oxford staying with me looking to set up or join in a mixed session should be a good week oh yes and the fund raising night for the life boat is going ahead early start on the Tuesday night in the anchor
Mike Gibson


25 Jun 11 - 08:21 AM (#3176173)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: JennyO

Assuming that is Mike, what is the minimum order? I'll ask freda underhill if she wants one. So far all she said was that she doesn't do t shirts, especially yellow, but who knows? For this occasion, she might.


25 Jun 11 - 12:53 PM (#3176276)
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From: Dave Earl

Thought I'd indicated what I wanted but I Yellow size L please Mike


30 Jun 11 - 01:39 PM (#3179168)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: VirginiaTam

Is it appropriate for a one time Middle Bar Singer (last year's Sidmouth Folk Week was my first and so I was a MBS virgin) to have a MBS tshirt?

Fully intend to join the MBS againt this year as stewarding duties permit.


01 Jul 11 - 04:48 AM (#3179580)
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From: melodeonboy

I'll be there for three or four days. (Watch out for loud shirts!)

Yes, sad news about the Ship. I've had some good times in there.


01 Jul 11 - 02:02 PM (#3179835)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: Tattie Bogle

VT, I'm sure they will be happy to sell you a T-shirt, in fact you may be the prime target market! I have accumulated four, two yellows and two blacks over the ?12 years I've been a MBSer, so don't really need any more unless they start falling apart or fading after all that silly singing in the sea!

Loud shirts? And loud melodeons?? Not ALOUD in the Middle Bar!


08 Jul 11 - 05:33 PM (#3183958)
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From: VirginiaTam

Thanks Tattie Bogle

Any stewards received their assignments yet? I am pretty sure I had been contacted by our leader by this time last year.


08 Jul 11 - 07:42 PM (#3184029)
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From: PercyBysshe

Not yet - the last communication I had said I should hear no later than 2 weeks before the festival.


09 Jul 11 - 07:22 AM (#3184245)
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From: The Barden of England

Jan's heard nowt yet.
John Barden


11 Jul 11 - 07:45 AM (#3185341)
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From: GUEST,crossstitchgill

I have heard today that I have been assigned to the Box Office again but am waiting for further instructions.


11 Jul 11 - 11:40 AM (#3185465)
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From: Tug the Cox

Sorry, didn't pick up on this laye June. Lifeboat pubcrawl( run ashore) definitely on for the Tuesday. Limited to about the same crew as last year....too many more and we won't fit in the venues!!!


11 Jul 11 - 12:51 PM (#3185515)
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From: PercyBysshe

Heard today that I'll be in the Bedford again - hurrah!


12 Jul 11 - 09:42 AM (#3186044)
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From: Girl Friday

Have I not posted on here as yet ? Ah well...

T D L will be around and about again this year, as will Ben.

We love the Middle Bar, and anywhere there's a stage... also the Newt.


12 Jul 11 - 10:17 AM (#3186065)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: GUEST,Mr Red

anyone not ceilidhing at the not ceilidh in the not ford that is not happening in any way, shape or form?
I have yet to stick around by Fri but if am I will not be there - Oh no.


12 Jul 11 - 10:27 AM (#3186072)
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From: Tattie Bogle

Probably not if it's not happening not again nohow!


12 Jul 11 - 10:37 AM (#3186079)
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From: Steve Hunt

I'll be there all week.


12 Jul 11 - 11:15 AM (#3186103)
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From: Tradsinger

I will there on the Monday night, singing Hampshire songs in the Arts Centre.

Tradsinger


13 Jul 11 - 03:54 AM (#3186486)
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From: the lemonade lady

This is the Reason why I won't be there.

Sal


13 Jul 11 - 10:07 AM (#3186680)
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From: Tattie Bogle

That's just about as bad as the disapproving mother-in-law emails!!

It would be nice if they would put the full programme on the website, so's I can decide which tickets to buy: there's only the Ham, Bulverton, and Manor Pavilion so far, and nothing about workshops at all. It says it will be on there "in July" but it's now the 13th already and Early booking discount ceases on the 24th.


13 Jul 11 - 10:16 AM (#3186692)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: Ruth Archer

The full programme will be on the website by the end of this week - it's just being printed now as well, for those waiting for a hard copy.


13 Jul 11 - 10:39 AM (#3186707)
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From: Tattie Bogle

Thanks Ruth, I'll check in again later this week then.


14 Jul 11 - 06:03 AM (#3187283)
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From: GUEST,Essex Girl

I've got my stewarding rota for The Ham!!! See you all there.
Linda


14 Jul 11 - 06:03 AM (#3187284)
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From: GUEST,Essex Girl

I've got my stewarding rota for The Ham!!! See you all there.
Linda


14 Jul 11 - 07:13 AM (#3187320)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: The Barden of England

Jan's on 'Reserve' - we'll see what that brings

John Barden


14 Jul 11 - 11:52 AM (#3187510)
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From: GUEST

As the info at sidmouth email address ignored my email, can anyone tell me if there is an age restriction on the LNE?


14 Jul 11 - 01:01 PM (#3187549)
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From: GUEST

Question answered now re LNE. Thanks


14 Jul 11 - 02:28 PM (#3187606)
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From: GUEST,Phil Fish

Going to Wickham instead of Sidmouth this year http://www.wickhamfestival.co.uk


14 Jul 11 - 04:09 PM (#3187669)
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From: GUEST

Stewarding rota for the Bedford has arrived, and I've just been comparing it with the programme. Feel quite dizzy now!

Shelley


15 Jul 11 - 09:53 AM (#3188222)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: Vic Smith

The entire Sidmouth programme is now on-line at http://www.sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk/uploads/PDFs/SIDMOUTHMain.pdf. Really looking forward to it, we have a fairly busy week.


16 Jul 11 - 04:29 PM (#3188964)
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From: Dave Earl

Well I'm down in Sidmouth from the 24th through to the end of the festival then I have a few days to find something to do until I go across to White Horse Folk Festival on th 12th to 14th.

Any thought's as to what might be a good plan for those spare days?

Dave


16 Jul 11 - 08:51 PM (#3189112)
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From: GUEST,Morris Barry

I'm not getting a ticket or stewarding, I am camping at Kingsdown Tail and will pay for a selection of concerts. Will hopefully be going to the Transports (I saw it at Whitby years ago) and will be interested to see what the Melrose Quartet are like. I have heard good things. Most of my week will be spent in the Middle Bar or the Swan.


17 Jul 11 - 03:48 AM (#3189249)
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From: The Barden of England

Probably see you at the Swan at sometime then GUEST.Morris Barry. I'll be taking in some concerts (Home Service and Dougie Maclean for starters) and for the first time I'll be staying at official campsite which I'm really looking forward to. Stayed out at Salcombe Regis last year which is a lovely campsite, but the bus was always jam packed by the time it got there.
John Barden


17 Jul 11 - 04:42 PM (#3189633)
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From: GUEST,Ralphie

I'll be doing PA duties everyday either in the Bedford or the Manor Pavilion...Beer is always welcome, If you think I've
given good mix! Other than that, will be playing tunes in the Radway...Maybe the Volunteer, if my legs get that far!
See you all in 2 weeks.


17 Jul 11 - 04:51 PM (#3189646)
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From: GUEST,GUEST

I'll be there singing Scottish ballads.


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18 Jul 11 - 04:16 AM (#3189866)
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From: JollieOllie

Ellie and I will be there. Staying in Sidbury and doing various workshops when not in the Radway.


18 Jul 11 - 04:44 AM (#3189875)
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From: Tattie Bogle

Also staying in Sidbury so may get to meet you JollieOllie!


19 Jul 11 - 02:51 AM (#3190484)
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From: PercyBysshe

The Melrose Quartet are excellent - I'm hoping I'll get to see them. I don't have any definite plans this year so am looking forward to a lucky dip of sessions, concerts and workshops when I'm off duty.


24 Jul 11 - 02:16 PM (#3194362)
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From: GUEST,Rob Hopcott

Beginning to look forward to Sidmouth Folk Festival! Time to ring the changes, I think! Break out and do something completely different throughout the whole week! So, probably the Radway Inn mainly traditional English session at lunchtime and then the Sailing Club mainly traditional English session in the evening!

For camping in my campervan, to ring the changes, probably the Thorn Golf Centre, Salcombe Regis, Sidmouth!

Sounds like a brilliant recipe for a great Sidmouth Folk Week!

Oh! What do you mean? That's what I did last year?

And the year before?

Ah well! Happy days! :-)


24 Jul 11 - 08:22 PM (#3194628)
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From: JennyO

Roll on Friday!


25 Jul 11 - 01:10 PM (#3195059)
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From: Stower

I'll be there, and I hope to hear some of your wonderful lemonady singing.


25 Jul 11 - 01:17 PM (#3195063)
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From: The Barden of England

Starting my journey tomorrow and getting there Wednesday. Nice slow way to get there from Kent.
John Barden


26 Jul 11 - 06:04 AM (#3195611)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: Girl Friday

On the way tomorrow early. Have had no replies to any enquiries I have made.... don't even know i8f the disabled pitch I reserved has been allocated....info@sidmouth has been noinfo@sidmouth, unless it is covered by what is put up on the website.....


26 Jul 11 - 06:42 AM (#3195645)
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From: GUEST,Essex Girl

We'll be there on Thursday for the Mummers play in the square.


26 Jul 11 - 07:51 AM (#3195694)
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From: Alan Day

I hope to be down on Thursday for the day.
Al


26 Jul 11 - 08:20 AM (#3195709)
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From: skipy

My leaflets for White Horse Folk Festival are!
Skipy


26 Jul 11 - 08:31 AM (#3195714)
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From: Tattie Bogle

Coming down Thursday, in time for Acker, I hope! And Middle Bar after it if it finishes in time.


26 Jul 11 - 09:19 AM (#3195754)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: Ruth Archer

Girl Friday, responses have been given to your mother, who asked them on your behalf when she arrived. Some of them were not very straightforward to answer, so answers had to be sought at what is a very busy time. Apologies for not responding sooner.


26 Jul 11 - 11:52 AM (#3195852)
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From: GUEST,tatterfoal

we will be there got an appartment just up from the Bedford, looking forward to some great dancing and singing.


26 Jul 11 - 12:59 PM (#3195902)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: VirginiaTam

Girl Friday

I haven't had a reply either re the disabled pitch. I am just going to show up at the campsite with print out of last steward email sent to me and tell them that I requested a disabled pitch. This is what I did last year and it was fine.

I am going to ask for my own key to disabled toilet though, because I get up around 3 to 5 times a night. That fumbling around seeking for shared key hiding place in the dark was not fun, especially when campsite stewards assumed I was a drunk wondering around in the middle of the night.

Ok yes - It was 3 in the morning and I was dishevelled looking (in bright rainbow striped PJs bottoms and unravelling pullover) and I was stumbling (with RA stiffness) with my big walking stick from my van to yours. But the guy should have listened when I told him that I was going to collect the shared key for the disabled toilet. He didn't seem to believe me and followed and watched me, collect key and then go to disabled toilet.


26 Jul 11 - 01:41 PM (#3195946)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: Richard Bridge

OOh! another 100


27 Jul 11 - 05:50 AM (#3196412)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: freda underhill

I'm looking forward to going and meeting any Mudcatters I can. You'll see me around with Jennyo, Rob Williams and Leadfingers!

freda


27 Jul 11 - 01:59 PM (#3196698)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: John J

Leaving Altrincham on Friday morning - early doors. First stop (after the ice cream shop!) will be the Anchor.

JJ


27 Jul 11 - 02:18 PM (#3196713)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: VirginiaTam

Is there any plan for a mudgather at Sidmouth?


27 Jul 11 - 02:52 PM (#3196735)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: Ruth Archer

All in One tickets now sold out
Kate Rusby, Show of Hands and the Spooky Men now sold out

Some Week tickets plus other event tickets still available.


27 Jul 11 - 03:15 PM (#3196750)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: VirginiaTam

Well we still don't have the programme. When we got to Kennaway House to report for Stewarding duties last year they had no more programmes.

How is a Steward supposed to work without a programme?

Gutted that I missed Spookymen but we couldn't purchase tickets until we knew when our duties would be. Rota only arrived last week.

Deep sigh.


27 Jul 11 - 03:27 PM (#3196759)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: vectis

Van is packed and ready to roll tomorrow morning. See you all down there


27 Jul 11 - 03:27 PM (#3196760)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: vectis

Van is packed and ready to roll tomorrow morning. See you all down there


28 Jul 11 - 04:03 AM (#3197105)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: Leadfingers

The full proramme is on the WebSite Tam Here


29 Jul 11 - 02:04 PM (#3198016)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: Lizzie Cornish 1

Sally (The Lemonade Lady)...I'm so sorry that you won't be at Sidmouth this year, it won't be the same without you in Blackmore Gardens.

The treatment you received in that email is appalling and John Braithwaite should be ashamed of himself.

Sidmouth ain't what it once was, sadly.

I may be going there ONLY to visit a friend next week, who lives in the town, and to meet up with some other friends who are down there for the week. But for me, Sidmouth Folk Week has been very soured by some of those who are behind the scenes...and I think the way you have been treated is just the pits.


29 Jul 11 - 02:19 PM (#3198024)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: Lizzie Cornish 1

And this is Sally's post, from her Facebook page, for all those who don't have FB so were unable to access her link above, which I've re-tyrped, as I was not able to copy and paste it from the FB page..


Sophie Braithwaite's email to Sally (The Lemonade Lady)

>>>>Dear Sally,

Thank you for your application to cater at this year's festival.

There has been an amazing amount of interest so allocating pitches has been tough. Unfortunately, we didn't find one that would suit your set up this year, but would encourage you to keep in contact as set ups and situations often change.

Have a wonderful summer season.

Kind regards
Sophie Braithwaite<<<<<


John Braithwaite's email to Sophie:

>>>>"Sorry not to reply to your message. Yes, what you have done is just fine.

Oddly enough this is one we would probably never have back because she is a pain in the........argues about pitch fees etc. Now we have Salcombe with floats and the cafe with drinks in Blackmore we don't need her."<<<<


This is at the bottom of the post on Sally's FB page. I'm presuming it's a comment from Sally, herself.

"This is what can happen to a trader when they try to negotiate a pitch fee... we don't get it! Or is it what happens when you accidentally on purpose forget to delete the carbon copy in your email?"


Sorry, John, but what a truly foul way to treat someone, particularly when Sally's been Sidmouth's Lemonade Lady for so many years..

I was told about this a short while ago today, by some friends who've come down for Sidmouth. I couldn't believe it, when I heard. Sadly, I do now.

It stinks.


29 Jul 11 - 02:30 PM (#3198028)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: JHW

Should be there Monday


29 Jul 11 - 05:07 PM (#3198126)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: Lizzie Cornish 1

Well, that's embarrassing...John Braithwaite, who has been so rude to Sally, the Lemonade Lady, in his email above, is Sidmouth Folk Week's Director...

John and Stuart

Good to know the Festival I once so loved is in the hands of caring, compassionate people, eh?   

Yeah, right...

Absolutely shameful.


29 Jul 11 - 05:43 PM (#3198148)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: Old Vermin

Colin Cater of Hedingham Fair was fulminating whenever I last saw him - Swanage last year - about having been stuck away in, I think, Church House.

Not sure how much was because of principle, becoming to a member of the Pagan Federation, and how much because of the lack of footfall....


29 Jul 11 - 05:47 PM (#3198152)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: Old Vermin

Oh, and for me to get there a lot of stuff would have to go much better than expected between now and next week.... currently got an access tower and doing drastic things to fascia and guttering plus the 'Roo is making an odd noise. we'll see.


29 Jul 11 - 05:53 PM (#3198157)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: the lemonade lady

Thanks Lizzie, I missed your posting until now. I didn't realise I had so much support. I can only assume he intended me to see the email, thus insulting me, indirectly. Clever!

Sal


30 Jul 11 - 03:59 AM (#3198360)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: Lizzie Cornish 1

At the very least, Sally, it would have been 'the right thing' for John to have written to you, apologising for his arrogance and rudeness.

He is in charge of this Festival, and therefore, his behaviour, and attitude, should be beyond reproach towards everyone.

You most certainly don't just discard those who've been at Sidmouth for many years, because you have others now who will willingly pay the recent vast increases in pitch fees without questioning as to why they are having to pay so much more.

Or maybe you do, if your folk week is about money and nothing else. I'd always thought that Sidmouth carried with it a certain amount of loyalty to artists and those who make it what it is, the crafts people, the catering crews, the cool drinks sellers...

Sadly, it seems The Corporate Bastard Attitude has even crept into the world of the folk festival.

I've been reading a few sad reports about why people no longer are attending Cambridge this year too.

Very sad when Greed comes before Loyalty towards all those who make Folk Festivals/Weeks, what they always have been.

I think the harm that has been done over this horrid email is evident, particularly on your FB page where people have left many comments in your support.

You will be greatly missed, Sally, by many of the adults as well as the children, for whom I'm sure, 'The Lemonade Lady' stall in Blackmore Gardens, with its' cooling, fresh lemonade, has always been a very welcome and much loved part of Sidmouth Folk Week.

To all over festival organisers who have Sally on their books, treasure her.   :0)


30 Jul 11 - 04:01 AM (#3198361)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: Lizzie Cornish 1

Sorry, in that last sentence 'over' should have been 'other'


30 Jul 11 - 03:08 PM (#3198611)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: the lemonade lady

Thank you, Liz

Sal


31 Jul 11 - 11:02 AM (#3199097)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: Ruth Archer

The Transports is now sold out.


02 Aug 11 - 01:04 PM (#3200247)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: GUEST,JennyO

Good thing we have special tickets for it then. We were well and truly "Spooked" last night by the Spooky Men- just as brilliant as ever! Chilling in front of the Ham right now and about to wander up towards the Radway before dinner. It's a hard life.....


03 Aug 11 - 02:28 AM (#3200719)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: VirginiaTam

Having a brilliant time. Trying to get out of the Bedford Hotel after Martyn Windham Read concert with my mobility aid rolling walker, I poked Eliza Carthy in the behind. How embarrassing. I supposed I should have roared a warning. "Watch out! Mad old woman with a people mower coming through."

Saw Sam Carter, Corncrow and the adorable Jim Causley earlier in week, same venue as above. Fronting for MWR were 2 young acts. Gavin Davenport and Ruth Notman. Wow! To all of the above. I was treated to some pleasantly stunning music. The enthusiasm and thirst for knowledge about traditional music of the young musos is heartening.

We have Spookyman concert today lunch time. YIPPEE! I am told that some were dining in the Black Horse yesterday evening during my Johnson Girls song with the Run Ashore (shanty sing pub crawl collecting for Sidmouth lifeboat). Glad I didn't know at the time, or I would have flubbed the song.

We have tickets to The Transports tomorrow night but I can't get happy about it. Folk week is almost over. It is far too short and far too long until the next one.


03 Aug 11 - 01:01 PM (#3201026)
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
From: the lemonade lady

Shall we lay bets on whether I get an apology or not?