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Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!

18 Jan 04 - 09:33 PM (#1095919)
Subject: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Sorcha

Don't really know where to put this, so it's up top for now. Move it if you think it's necessary.

Kendall and I are going to UK in April. He doesn't have ticket/reservation yet but hope to go in late April and perhaps stay thru May. My tickets are for April 16 (land in Heathrow Sat. April 17) and return home on May 25. I WILL be at the Yorkshire gathering.

Please, please PM me (or Kendall) if you wil be available during that time for a visit. I don't have my itinerary in stone yet. We are thinking about doing a hire car. Kendall will drive, I won't drive on the 'wrong' side of the road.

Tentative:
April 17--Land in London 12:45 PM. Micca/catsPHiddle pick me up. Go to Micca's house and meet with Leadfingers(maybe).

April 18--rest

April 19, Monday--Leadfingers collects me from Micca's and we head to Cornwall/Tintagel, stopping at Glastonbury Tor and Stonehenge on the way.
Don't know how long this will take. Return to London, travel about UK meeting Catters. Go with catsPHiddle to Ireland for a few days. Return to Manchester, travel some more. Arrive in Yorkshire for the Gather. Return to London with Micca/cats. Depart London May 25.

I will be looking at the map and talking to Micca about the route, and then PMing some of you. Open to suggestions.

All Kendall knows is that he IS going over in April and probably hiring a car. He doesn't have dates yet.

Have tickets, have passport, "I'm on my waaaaaay, I'm on my way..."


18 Jan 04 - 09:38 PM (#1095925)
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From: kendall

Jeez, I'd better check my passport! My 70th birthday is the 10th of May and I hope the kids wont be too pissed off if I'm not here.


18 Jan 04 - 09:41 PM (#1095929)
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From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull

just visit hull. eberywree else is rubbish.john

ps=se my new thread about hull, is called bs=hull.


18 Jan 04 - 09:44 PM (#1095930)
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From: kendall

My passport is in order.
Ok, now, I don't mind driving in Scotland and northern England, but I would prefer to not drive in southern England, and definitly not in Manchester! So, what's going on from mid April to mid May?


18 Jan 04 - 09:45 PM (#1095932)
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From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull

good decision kendall, manchester is rubbish!


18 Jan 04 - 09:46 PM (#1095933)
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From: Walking Eagle

Have a rip snortin' good time and raise a couple for me!


18 Jan 04 - 10:00 PM (#1095940)
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From: katlaughing

WOW, Sorcha! That is WONDERFUL news!! I am really proud of you, womon! Goodonya Capt.!

luvyakat


18 Jan 04 - 10:03 PM (#1095942)
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From: Sorcha

Oh, yes, forgot another 'written in stone'...Hastings May 1-3, for Beltaine, so will most likely miss the Euro Gather in Hull. Sorry.


18 Jan 04 - 10:08 PM (#1095945)
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From: wysiwyg

What the FUH!?!?!?!?!? Goodonya!

~S~


18 Jan 04 - 10:25 PM (#1095956)
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From: Sorcha

LOL! Come join us...only $675/1 person from Denver...might go lower


18 Jan 04 - 11:08 PM (#1095972)
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From: wysiwyg

No can do! But have a ball.

~S~


18 Jan 04 - 11:33 PM (#1095988)
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From: kendall

How long I stay depends on how long you hosts and hostesses can put up with me.


18 Jan 04 - 11:39 PM (#1095993)
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From: Sorcha

Ah, but Cap'n, don't you need to lock in a return date on the ticket?


18 Jan 04 - 11:43 PM (#1095996)
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From: Amos

Awwwww WOW!! You guys have a WUNNERFUL time!! I am SOOOOOO jealous!!

A


18 Jan 04 - 11:54 PM (#1096003)
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From: Tinker

Damn ! Some of us are still tied to school calendars and vacation schedules and ... ahhh I'm just green, okay. Let's see it's only how long til my youngest gets out of high school ??? Never mind it's too depressing.... Sounds like great fun though.... I'm bigger than this jealousy, really I am.

tinker


19 Jan 04 - 03:23 AM (#1096059)
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From: greg stephens

Get in touch if you want to hear/do some fiddling and socialising.NW England, Stoke-on-Trent(S of Manchester) or Lake District(NW of Manchester) is my stomping ground.


19 Jan 04 - 04:47 AM (#1096074)
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From: Dave Bryant

Linda (Essex Girl) and I should be a able to see you while you're at Micca's - we only live across the river. I know you'll need some rest, but it would be great if we could arrange a chance to meet up for a drink before Terry drags you off to the West Country. We are both planning to go to the Eurogathering May 1-3 if that's the one you're referring to - it's actually in North Lincolnshire which is the other side of the Humber from Yorkshire.

If you're in London on a Tuesday night (after you've got back from the West Country) you ought to try and make Sharp's folk club (at Cecil Sharp House) it's a fun club and you'll usually find Tom Paley and some others from your side of the Atlantic there.

We could offer accommodation if you don't mind sleeping in the caravan which is parked in the drive.

Looking forward to meeting you.


19 Jan 04 - 06:10 AM (#1096111)
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From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

Goodonya, you two! Kendall, I wish I could stowaway! But like Tinker, I have teenagers to mind and promises to keep and school schedules to maintain.
I am harboring a UK fantasy about late-July/early Aug., though...

Allison


19 Jan 04 - 06:12 AM (#1096112)
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From: Catherine Jayne

I am so looking forward to meeting you in person Sorcha!!! We have you down on the Ravens list for Hastings....we have a cloak for you to borrow!! Got camping gear for you too for the YG2004. We will be travelling to Hastings on 30th April and returning to London after all the festivities on 3rd May!!! I have been looking at some cheepo flights to Ireland.....no problems on that front!!!


It would be grand to meet you too Kendall!!

Love
Khatt


19 Jan 04 - 06:13 AM (#1096113)
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From: Morticia

spare room here as and when needed


19 Jan 04 - 06:54 AM (#1096134)
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From: karen k

Darn, I'll miss you both! I'm going to be in the UK from March 23rd to April 16th. I'm going to fly in to Birmingham and Noreen will pick me up. We are going to the National Festival of England. Then I don't know where I'll be going or what I'll be doing until Easter weekend when we are going to the Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival. No other specific plans yet but some ideas. Gee Kendall, I wish you were going to be there earlier, but it will be fun to swap stories after you get back. Have a wonderful time.

Sorcha, I'm sorry I won't get to meet you.

Hey, Morticia, do you have room for me one night? Where are you anyway?

Dave Bryant, thanks for the tip about Tuesday's at the Cecil Sharp House. I do want to go there to visit the Vaughn Williams Library so I'll definitely plan to do it on a Tuesday.


19 Jan 04 - 07:04 AM (#1096138)
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From: Catherine Jayne

Karen...If you are in and around London look up Micca and I, we have space and it will be nice to meet you adn go to a session. We go to Sharps too so perhaps see you there!

Khatt


19 Jan 04 - 07:33 AM (#1096148)
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From: kendall

Dave, I performed at the Sharpe club two years ago, folkies turn green over here when I mention it.


19 Jan 04 - 07:35 AM (#1096149)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: kendall

What I need right now is a list of events around England for the months of April and May. Then, I can decide when to come, and when to leave.


19 Jan 04 - 07:44 AM (#1096154)
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From: Dave the Gnome

No probs driving in Manchester, Kendall! ;-) If either of you are in the Manchester area, or passing near by, PM me here and I will make sure we get to go somewhere good.

Take no notice of jOhn. he's from Hull9...;-)

Cheers

:D


19 Jan 04 - 07:56 AM (#1096158)
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From: Dave Bryant

Hope to see you while you're over here Kendall. If I know in advance when you'll likely to get to Sharp's, I'll pass it on to Sheila Finn who's one of the organisers - she also edits Folk London and is an old flame friend of Dave Diamond.


19 Jan 04 - 08:07 AM (#1096163)
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From: Morticia

I am in the South,just west of London, Karen.....not far from Heathrow Airport, and would be happy to see you at anytime.


19 Jan 04 - 12:15 PM (#1096342)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: open mike

oh now you got me going all green here...
as a labyrinth lover and member of the
the labyrinth society
I have often dreamed of spiralling up
glastonbury tor


19 Jan 04 - 12:25 PM (#1096355)
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From: SINSULL

Some of us have to work for a living. I envy you two! Of course, this means that I will have access to Kendall's boat and can put some finishing feminine touches on her in his absence. Pink plaid curtains and matching racing stripes?

Give Theresa and Carole a hug from me. If you can fit them in your suitcase, bring them back with you.


19 Jan 04 - 12:56 PM (#1096374)
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From: kendall

I rode through Manchester with Morticia and Steve. No thanks. It was bad enough that those local nuts passed us on the wrong side, but, IN A CAR WASH??

I talked to my girls and they don't have a problem with me seeing my birthday in Old Blighty.

When my plans are firm, I will post them here. That way, we will all know what is happening.


19 Jan 04 - 01:43 PM (#1096394)
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From: John MacKenzie

Come to Scotland it's cleaner.
John


19 Jan 04 - 02:18 PM (#1096413)
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From: Peg

ooh, I am jealous!I am slated to go back to the UK in early August. maybe before that if I can manageit...

If you're going to Stonehenge, may I suggest staying in Salisbury (a lovely town with a grand cathedral) and doing a daytrip to Avebury. Much cooler than Stonehenge, in many ways. The Red Lion pub and inn is very nice and right there.

Glastonbury is worth a couple days, too. Nearby Wells also has a lovely cathedral. Stay at the Pilgrims B&B in Norbins Road with Koko Newport (a friend of mine). Good pub to eat at: the Who'd a Thought it. Colorful local (non-tourist) pub; The King Arthur on St. George St. Climb the Tor well before Sunset, lovely views.

Oxford is also a gorgeous city and only an hour from London by train or coach. (You could rent your car there).


19 Jan 04 - 02:19 PM (#1096414)
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From: Morticia

That wasn't Manchester, Kendall, that was merely the M6 going through Birmingham.......Manchester is another experience entirely :)


19 Jan 04 - 02:28 PM (#1096422)
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From: Dead Horse

Hastings is O.K. I guess, but not as good as the real thing:-
http://www.shewan.com/rochester/sweeps.htm
The cover painting was taken from several fotos, my missus is the 1st delicate little angel under the garland.
I was in the pub!!!!
We shall be in Louisiana April 12-25th, but will have got over jet lag by May.
Keep us posted of your itinery, we might just decide to bump into you both.


19 Jan 04 - 02:38 PM (#1096427)
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From: Catherine Jayne

Here is a link to the Jack in the Green Website Hastings ....part of it is having work done to it but there a few piccies of the Giants!


19 Jan 04 - 02:56 PM (#1096444)
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From: Midchuck

The other strange thing about Great Britain, other than everyone driving in the wrong direction, is finding that all the towns used in the first line of every dirty limerick ever written actually exist!

BE CAREFUL CROSSING STREETS! When they drive on the left, it means they come at you from your right as you step off the curb - and you've been looking to your left all your life...

Peter.


19 Jan 04 - 03:02 PM (#1096450)
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From: alanww

Karen K, Sorcha & Kendall all in England - BRILL!
I am in Stratford-upon-Avon, which not only has Shakespeare to boast of but is on the edge of some lovely Cotswold countryside. Just PM me to let me know when you can stay. We have some great folk clubs, music sessions and song sessions too!
Hey, Karen I only live about 40 miles from Noreen's new address, so there is no excuse for you not to say hello to me, even though I shall see you at the National Folk Festival (probably) and at Lancaster Maritime Festival (definitely).
"Come fill up your glasses and let us be merry!"
Alan


19 Jan 04 - 03:15 PM (#1096457)
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From: Sorcha

Still waiting on events, etc......


19 Jan 04 - 03:17 PM (#1096458)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Sorcha

And, where, when is this National Folk Festival?


19 Jan 04 - 03:43 PM (#1096479)
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From: kendall

try moor and coast website.


19 Jan 04 - 03:47 PM (#1096484)
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From: swampy-the-spark

you will nead Jabs if you vist John in Hull

Dont Drink the water !!


19 Jan 04 - 03:58 PM (#1096494)
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From: Sorcha

Whitby 'might' be do-able on April 30, but I doubt it...Have the map out drawing circles and arrows on it....


19 Jan 04 - 04:14 PM (#1096508)
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From: Sorcha

Nope, not possible...just looked at the map again...


19 Jan 04 - 04:41 PM (#1096528)
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From: Zany Mouse

Fancy stopping off at Worksop (just south of Sheffield)? We have a very comfy spare room and an excellent Tuesday night folk club. Mick (MCP) and I would really love to see you.

Rhiannon


19 Jan 04 - 05:12 PM (#1096548)
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From: open mike

if you get a chance to find any of these labyrinth experts..try to!
Jeff Saward, Sid Lonegren, Graham Burgess all have info and experience..
in labayrinths and mazes...i understand there is a park (amusement park? )
with a yellow submarine--Graham has designed some sacred spaces--and
"Artscapes"


19 Jan 04 - 05:25 PM (#1096558)
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From: Dave the Gnome

Tsk, tsk, Kendall! How could you mistake Brum for the lovely Manchester:-)

I'll forgive you though. At least you didn't mistake us for anywhere in Yorkshire...

I'll try and catch up with you somewhere if you don't make it to the county Paletine.

Cheers

:D


19 Jan 04 - 05:55 PM (#1096584)
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From: kendall

I'm rethinking this. There is no way I can bring enough camping gear on a plane. In my later years I have become a real hedonist, and I don't like to stray too far from a proper bed and shower!


19 Jan 04 - 06:07 PM (#1096593)
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From: Herga Kitty

Sorcha

I've started a thread on the English National Festival at Sutton Bonington (near Leicester) - it's the last weekend in March, so I guess you won't be able to make it, though you'd have a brilliant time if you could. The location is part of the Nottingham University campus (School of Agriculture) so it's student accommodation.

Kitty


19 Jan 04 - 06:13 PM (#1096598)
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From: Dave the Gnome

Plenty B&B's for those (Hopefully few!) nights your are without a fellow 'catters roof! Some not much more than camping fees if you go out of the cities.

Just noticed the mention of flying back to Manchester - We can always find a corner for one or both here at Chez Gnome. The missus has got used to all sorts of waifs and strays by now;-)

Out of interest - I will be following you 2 days later - Flying to Chicago on the 27th:-)

Cheers

DtG


19 Jan 04 - 06:18 PM (#1096601)
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From: 8_Pints

We will be going to the National festival, so look forward to seeing you. We also live just outside Manchester, and reiterate it is a beautiful part of the country!!! (Not at all like Brum!)

See you soon

Sue vG and 8_Pints


19 Jan 04 - 08:08 PM (#1096675)
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From: alanww

Sorcha, if you are still looking for events, I imagine that there should be Kathy Wallis & Jon Heslop's folk weekend on the second weekend in May (presumably on 14-16) at the Fox & Hounds, near Bridestowe, Oakhampton, Devon EX20 4HF. That is, if it is the same as previous years!
I haven't been able to go for a couple of years myself but I recall it being a beautiful setting and a wonderful weekend of singing! I haven't seen a flier yet but the telephone number of the pub is 01822 820206. Can anyone confirm the details? I may go myself but its a bit early to commit as yet!
Alternatively, on 14-16 May there is the Wheaton Aston Festival, which is in Staffordshire ...
You should also have a look at the fRoots listings site for future festivals (but those beyond February 2004 have yet to be put up!)
Look forward to seeing you!
"... for to rob and to plunder, it is our intent!"
Alan


19 Jan 04 - 09:27 PM (#1096715)
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From: Sorcha

Thanks, Alan!


19 Jan 04 - 09:37 PM (#1096723)
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From: kendall

I wish when you mention towns you would tell us where they are in relation to London, and how far.


19 Jan 04 - 10:44 PM (#1096773)
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From: momnopp

Good Lord, UKers!

Do you people have nothing but fun and music and merriment year round??????? What the hell am I doing on this side of the pond??????

Peace,

JudyO
who is trying very hard to remedy that situation, at least for a visit maybe in July or August...


20 Jan 04 - 12:10 AM (#1096798)
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From: karen k

Thanks, Alanww. I've been meaning to let you know ever since I got my plane ticket. I will definitely make plans to see you. I want to go back to the Teddy Bear store that I saw briefly when I was in Stratford-on-Avon in 1989. I'm assuming it is still there. Glad you'll be in Lancaster. Hope you come to the National, too.

I can't wait. Kendall and Sorcha - Sorry to jump in on your thread. I should probably start my own.

k


20 Jan 04 - 12:37 AM (#1096808)
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From: bill\sables

Sorcha,Remember the Euro gathering is the first weekend in May in Yorkshire near Hull
Bill


20 Jan 04 - 03:20 AM (#1096840)
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From: Catherine Jayne

Kendall......you don't need to bring camping gear....there are plenty of UK catters that have spare sleeping bags and tent space!!!.....

Sorcha's Itinary so far...........

Tentative:
April 17--Land in London 12:45 PM. Micca/catsPHiddle pick me up. Go to Micca's house and meet with Leadfingers(maybe).

April 18--rest

April 19, Monday--Leadfingers collects me from Micca's and we head to Cornwall/Tintagel, stopping at Glastonbury Tor and Stonehenge on the way. Hastings May 1-3, for Beltaine, so will most likely miss the Euro Gather in Hull. Sorry.
Don't know how long this will take. Return to London, travel about UK meeting Catters. Go with catsPHiddle to Ireland for a few days. Return to Manchester, travel some more. Arrive in Yorkshire for the Gather. Return to London with Micca/cats. Depart London May 25.


20 Jan 04 - 04:42 AM (#1096866)
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From: Dave Bryant

Bill\Sables - your posting worries me. Down here in the South, we can be excused for not having a detailed knowledge of the geography of the northern regions, but here we have you, a Yorkshire man, claiming that part of north Lincolnshire is in his county. Is this yorkish expansionism ? Will the good folks south of the Humber wake one morning to see the landing craft coming out of the mist, like that scene in "The Longest Day" ?


20 Jan 04 - 05:01 AM (#1096870)
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From: Nigel Parsons

Of course, there is also Wales! (no extra visa required)
Which includes Miskin April 9-12 (Easter weekend)

Nigel


20 Jan 04 - 05:31 AM (#1096891)
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From: Bassic

Try the fRoots

link for festivals while you are here. Although at the moment it only goes up to February, all last years events are listed and if you spot something from last year you like the look of then the event will probably be on a similar date this year. Use last years links to get to the various festivals web sites which will probably have this years information available now. Then get out a map and start planning! :-)

It would be great to get you both up to the Hull area say for a week before the Yorkshire Gathering. Sure we could find plenty to keep you (either or both) occupied for the week and I am fairly certain that accomodation will be sortable (75% certain I could accomodate you myself). Would be happy to try to organise and take you up for a few days in Scotland if you can get here though would need help from a few Scots `catters for Music events/itinery when there. Sorry I cant make more precise offers but my personal circumstances are likely to be in a state of change for the next few months. (Job/where I live etc).

As for traveling times, distances etc, Hull is about 200 miles due North of London and is a very comfortable 4 to 4 and a half hour drive (as is the rest of Yorkshire/Manchester area)with a couple of coffee breaks on the way. You could get to most places in England from London comfortably within a days drive and southern Scotland is about the same. Edinborough is about half a days drive from Hull, or a full days drive from London. Most places on the South coast are between 1 and 3 hours drive from London if you avoid busy periods with the West Country (Devon Cornwall Dorset Summerset) being another 1-3 hours further than that. The midlands ( Birmingham/Oxford/Stratford) are mostly under 2 hours away from London. These are all very aproximate times but should give you a guide.


20 Jan 04 - 06:03 AM (#1096911)
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From: catspaw49

Geeziz Keericed.........I have got to check in more often again.............

Sorcha? In the UK? Hi-Yi-Yi............Micca and Sorcha together? Man I wish I hadn't given up booze..............Sorcha meets John? I also wish I hadn't given up drugs..........Throw Kendall in the mix with Morty...........Somebody get me a gun.............

Please enjoy Karen K...............The rest is too hard for me to imagine....................Y'all over there are really in for it...............

Spaw


20 Jan 04 - 06:19 AM (#1096917)
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From: Leadfingers

And I have Sorcha all to myself for most of a week ! I am not sure wether either of us will survive. Any West Country Catters can find us in Somerset on the 20th and at the Wednesday session in Boscastle on the 21st and then heading back East on Thursday with a probable detour into the Pricipality to look at Cardiff Castle (Dont Ask Me- its Sorchas Holiday).


20 Jan 04 - 06:24 AM (#1096918)
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From: Dave Bryant

Khat - you're not planning to keep Sorcha all to yourself over that first weekend are you ? What about an outing to that pub just round the corner from you - or Linda and I would be quite happy to provide transport to anywhere (even south of the river). Where is Sorcha landing - if it's Heathrow, then it would probably make more sense for Leadfingers to pick her up as he lives fairly near the airport. If it's Gatwick - then we'd be willing to.

As She's a fiddler, the session at "The Cricketers" Greenwich might be an idea if she's around you way on a later Tuesday evening.


20 Jan 04 - 06:24 AM (#1096919)
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From: Trevor

Karen K, we must see if we can get No to drag you over Squilver way, and Sorcha and Kendall, if you want to see the MOST beautiful part of England (gorgeous Shropshire) it won't be too much of a detour. Lots of music in some truly wonderful settings, and a house if you want it. Let me know.


20 Jan 04 - 06:42 AM (#1096925)
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From: alanww

Hey Sorcha & Kendall
If you are in the UK on 23 April it is, of course, St George's Day (the Patron Saint of England!), which is also the birthday of Shakespeare.
On Friday 23 April there will be a great evening in the village of Brailes 10 miles south of Stratford-upon-Avon, where I live. First the Ilmington and the Adderbury Village Morris Men will dance outside the St George's Church and at the local pub, the George Inn. Then there is a great music and singing session in the pub with copious amounts of Hook Norton beer being drunk and at some point the Shakespeare Mummers will perform the St George and Dragons Mummers Play, with Snuffy and myself in star roles!!
Then on 24 April, which is the nearest Saturday to Shakespeare's Birthday, there is an enormous procession in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon at the Shakespeare's Birthday Celebrations, with much dancing and street acting. A special event indeed ... and the Shakespeare Morris Men will be both in the procession and dancing around the town - again featuring Snuffy and myself!
You would be very welcome to stay with me.
"T'was on one April morning ...!"
Alan


20 Jan 04 - 06:52 AM (#1096929)
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From: alanww

PS Leadfingers
If you are taking Sorcha & Kendall to Boscastle on Wednesday 21 April don't forget that the Bideford Folk Club will meets on the Thursday - a very friendly venue!
"Just as the sun was rising ...!"
Alan


20 Jan 04 - 07:02 AM (#1096933)
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From: Hawker

Hi Sorcha & Kendall,
I live about half an hours drive from Tintagel, if you b=need a bed pm me! There is a session at Trewarmett near Tintagel on Wednesday and Saturday evenings, Bodmin Folk Club is not too far away on Friday evenings, Padstow Mayday is a not to be missed event! We can always organise a session in honour of your visit if there is nothing else on, just let me know if you need any help in the North Cornwall area!
Oh, and Have a great time!
Cheers,
Lucy


20 Jan 04 - 07:27 AM (#1096944)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Catherine Jayne

Dave...haven't planned anything for the Sunday. A trip to the pub might be in order....she did put down for rest on the sunday...rest and drink can go hand in hand me thinks!!! Ok...how about Sunday 18th April anyone who wants to...meet up in the back bar in the Black Lion Pub in Plaistow at 7:30pm. Anyone who needs directions PM me or Micca!!


20 Jan 04 - 08:17 AM (#1096968)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: kendall

Karen, this is not just our thread! Junp right in here.

Wow! so many offeres...my head is muddled.

By the way, I wasn't invited to do the trip with Leadfingers and Sorcha!


20 Jan 04 - 08:24 AM (#1096974)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Dave Bryant

Well Kendall, if you're looking for any assistance, transport or accommodation - Linda and I Live in SE London. We're both singers.


20 Jan 04 - 08:32 AM (#1096983)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: fiddler

If you guys are at loose end in the Reading area - you must call - we live on a narrow boat 6'10" wide but 67' long - be pleased 2 see you!

I'll be more active soon, seems like I've not spooken to any of yer fer ages, broadband about to be installed on the boat - when in dock!


20 Jan 04 - 08:43 AM (#1096993)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Leadfingers

If you had given suitable dates Kendall you would definately have been
invited along.Honest.


20 Jan 04 - 09:20 AM (#1097034)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: kendall

I expect to be roughly on the same schedule as Sorcha.

I've been checking out motorhomes, 425 pounds for a weekend. Too steep.
Now, this gathering in Yorkshire, what is the name of the town? I found two "Black Dogs" in two different towns. Which one should I book a room in?


20 Jan 04 - 09:56 AM (#1097075)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Catherine Jayne

I think its Camblesforth in Selby Kendall......PM Mrs Duck as she has all the details!!


20 Jan 04 - 11:33 AM (#1097161)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: alanww

The address is:
Black Dog Inn
Selby Rd Camblesforth
Selby North Yorkshire
YO8 8HX
Tel: 01757 618247
and its here, ie about 4 miles south and slightly east from Selby!
A drop of Nelson's blood wouldn't do us any harm ...!"
Alan


20 Jan 04 - 11:35 AM (#1097163)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Bassic

This firm hires 3 berth Motorhomes for about £440 a week kendall. The VAT refered to is at 17.5% and the price quoted on the web site is from 3 years ago but think it should still work out not much more than £500-£550 a week. Obviously an email to them to check current rates is advisable. http://www.agm-apollo.co.uk/

This company also has simmilar rates for 2-4 berths
http://www.elite-motorhomes.co.uk/rates.htm

This company seem to offer a lot of Caravan for £550 a week.
http://www.gm-motorhomes.co.uk/fourberth.htm

as do these people at £520
http://www.home-n-away.com/

This company also look like they may be worth an email and they are close to Heathrow. http://www.leighway.fsnet.co.uk/

This company are more expensive but give a second week free
http://www.rdh.co.uk/tariffs.htm

Others worth a look are
http://www.vivanti.co.uk/holidays.htm
http://www.westcountry-motorhomes.co.uk/rental_v1.htm

Hope this gives you a few more options.


21 Jan 04 - 11:09 AM (#1097891)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Catherine Jayne

~REFRESH~


21 Jan 04 - 11:25 AM (#1097913)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: GUEST,Hugh Jampton

Hawker advises Padstow on Mayday. Spot on!!. We`ll all be there again.
Check out " The Golden Lion".


21 Jan 04 - 11:25 AM (#1097914)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Rex

Didn't see this before. Way to go Sorch and Kendall. I do wish I was headed that way. Someday.

Rex


21 Jan 04 - 01:21 PM (#1098018)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: kendall

The motorhome is out of the question, and I have no way to pull a caravan. Anyway, I've decided to not do the Eurogathering. I'll save my energy for the Yorkshire festival.

Also, I will be staying with Morticia (Terri) and Fiona, so you all can reach me there, and you'll just have to share me LOL


21 Jan 04 - 01:45 PM (#1098038)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Sorcha

When catsPHiddle gets the Ireland leg sorted, I'll post my itinerary.


21 Jan 04 - 02:36 PM (#1098086)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: SINSULL

Note to Morticia and Fiona: As the 'Catter with the most miles cum Kendall under her belt (maybe I ought to rephrase that), I have a valuable checklist available to keep the old guy in working order and his usual happy self. PM me if interested.

You ladies are going to have a very good time.
SINS


21 Jan 04 - 02:57 PM (#1098105)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Les from Hull

I'll second Bassic in offering fun and accommodation in Hull. I give cheap tours of the historic part of Hull (rough price 1 pint of Guinness) and am available most of the time since I don't have to go out to work or anything silly like that. If you want to make arrangements with Bassic and/or me just let us know what you want.

And Dave Bryant - how could you call Bill a Yorkshireman? He's a man that lives in Yorkshire but that doesn't make him a Yorkshireman. We don't give that title away easily. Besides he's got a richly cultural regional background of his own.

Les
Pretender to the Throne of Hull


21 Jan 04 - 04:12 PM (#1098142)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: kendall

I will be riding to Yorkshire for the festival at the Black Dog with Morticia, but as far as I know, I'll be going back with her to Aldershot. After that, I'm loose.


21 Jan 04 - 07:00 PM (#1098298)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Morticia

We know that Kendall, but what are your plans?


21 Jan 04 - 07:35 PM (#1098326)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: breezy

For Terry
Sunday Moorland folk club, wotter nr Plymouth
Boscastle Wellie is Mondays say hi to Si
Trewarmet Lodge nr Tintagel Wednesday
or if heading to South Wales, and there is a charge for entry.
The Windsor, Pont y clun, Llantrisant, near Cardiff
Thurs Newport Folk club at the Lyceum


21 Jan 04 - 08:24 PM (#1098360)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: alanww

Hi again Sorcha & Kendall
I am still offering a great time on Fri 23 and Sat 24 April (as detailed below). It has traditional morris dancing by sides from the traditional morris villages of Ilmington and Adderbury, a traditional mummers play and traditional English music and singing - all on St George's Day.
And there is a chance to see Stratford-upon-Avon and experience the Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations! Wow!
And you could meet the amazing Snuffy, which is a treat in its own right!
As I am early-retired myself I could then deliver you somewhere else in the country on Sun 25 or Mon 26 April if that helps.
Why delay? Book soon while places are still available! Write off today with your deposit! And remember - satisfaction is guaranteed, with your money being refunded if you are not completely happy! And there will be a free CD if you recommend us to a friend!
"All for to hear the small birds sing ...!"
Alan
PS
I am not overselling this, am I?


21 Jan 04 - 09:50 PM (#1098409)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: kendall

I might be up for that, always wanted to visit the home of the world's greatest writer.


21 Jan 04 - 11:02 PM (#1098469)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Sorcha

And, with my itinerary, much as I would like to, I think Stratrord is a miss...so sorry, but I can only do so much. Scotland is a miss too, so MORE TRIPSA!


22 Jan 04 - 01:25 PM (#1098857)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: kendall

My schedule:
Arrive Heathrow at 7:30 am on 14 April
Knock about
attend Yorkshire gathering
Leave London on 25 May


23 Jan 04 - 02:57 PM (#1099865)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: alanww

Its a shame you can't fit in a visis to Stratford-upon-Avon, Sorcha, but never mind - I am sure you will have a great time anyway. And I look forward to seeing you at the Yorkshire Gathering, if not elsewhere. Enjoy!
Brill that you might be able to make it, Kendall! But I understand that you can't confirm anything until you have got your whole time sorted out. Let me know when you have. If I you can get to me on Thursday 22 April too, or I can pick you up from wherever that day, there is a great music and singing session at the Fleece Inn at Bretforton in Worcestershire, which is only 25 minutes away. You can never tell exactly who will turn up or what the balance of singing and music will be but its a fantastic place to visit and the beer is great too, with 5 different real ales and a real scrumpy cider! Snuffy and I were both their last night, along with 20+ other musicians/singers, but we decided to call it a day at 1.30 am!
"Abroad for pleasure as I was a-walking ...!"
Alan


23 Jan 04 - 03:13 PM (#1099881)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: kendall

My only concern with your pubs is the smoke. I'll have plenty of time to do all kinds of things, so The Bard's home is a go.


23 Jan 04 - 10:21 PM (#1100112)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Sorcha

This is still rather tentative, depending on PM's and contact with the persons ivolved. It will be a bit before the Ireland (maybe Manchester) trip is resolved.


Here's what I have at the mo...

17 April--arrive Heath. 12:45 PM

17 April—Pub Night in London, Black Lion (which Black Lion I don't know)

19 April--leave for Cornwall

23 Arpil--arrive back in London, pub, make sure all 'near

    London-ers' know...like Reading, etc.

27 April--Sharp House

30 April--leave for Hastings



1-3 May--Hastings

3 or 4 May--Sussex to see Carole and rumanci,

    stop in Epsom on way back

5 May--return London, do the London thing. Tower,etc

7 or 8 May--maybe leave for Ireland, back on

9 or 10 May by way of Manchester area, stay over 1 day

14 May--Leave for Hull (might have to train this leg),stay with Bassic or Les

18 May—Go to Norwich to see Freemans (ride from Bassic I think)

20 May—session in Norwich w/Jon

21 May—Pip takes me to Selby for Yorks

Ride train back to London with Micca/Khatt

Busy busy busy....
At this point, I don't know if I left anything out. If you are on the Itinerary, please, please PM or e mail me....thanks!


24 Jan 04 - 12:46 AM (#1100168)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Sorcha

Kendall and I MAY be sharing the cost of a hire car for some of this....don't know for sure yet. Waiting for answers....


24 Jan 04 - 04:32 AM (#1100230)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: GUEST,Jon

Sorcha, I think Pip has PMed you on the Annexe. Nice to hear that it seems as if you are going to mangage to visit us. We are actually in Roughton, near Cromer - about 20-25 miles N of Norwich. If you have the time and nothing else on on one of the days it looks like you will be here, maybe you would like a daytime (the session is also in Norwich) trip into the city. There is the Castle/Museum and the Cathedral for starters if you like that sort of thing. A little bit on Norwich here if you are interested.


24 Jan 04 - 06:20 AM (#1100256)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: alanww

Kendall
Yes, I don't like the smoke either, particularly when I am singing. The joy of the pewter room in the Fleece Inn, which is a National Trust property and which goes back to the 15th century at least, is that it is a non smoking room!
There is plenty to see in terms of Shakespeare, in addition to the town itself, there is the Theatre and the Shakespeare Trust properties. there are lots of websites to lokk at, including: stratford-upon-avon.co.uk, stratford.co.uk and rsc.org.uk.
Anyway, speak to you further when you have sorted your programme!
"In the years long ago, when I first left my home ...!"
Alan


24 Jan 04 - 08:32 AM (#1100293)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: kendall

I am very interested in the history of the UK, and, although I also enjoy to "pop into a pub for a bit of a piss up" I would prefer to not spend a lot of time that way. (Unless I get pissed, then, I love it)LOL


24 Jan 04 - 10:48 AM (#1100362)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: SINSULL

If you two get to meet Jon Freeman, give him a hug for me. And PIP too.

So any updated plans, Kendall?


24 Jan 04 - 11:39 AM (#1100384)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: kendall

I arrive at Heathrow 7:30 am on 14 April. Stay with Micca for a couple of days, go to Morticia's. Might hire a car and go exploring, Will be at the Yorkshire gathering, leave London 25 of May.
Everything else is tentative. Alanww has offered to take me to see Shakesperes home, and I would like to see Hastings where my ancestors arrived with Wm. The Conquror in 1066.
Until then, everytime I exhale , I'm going to inhale and count the days.


25 Jan 04 - 12:33 PM (#1100997)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: kendall

I'm toying with the idea of hiring a car, and driving to Scotland, then meet everyone in Yorkshire.


25 Jan 04 - 12:51 PM (#1101016)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Peg

damn I'm jealous!
Scotland is beautiful, you'll love the scenery. Try to drive through Alnwick in the Borders region on your way north; gorgeous small town built around an old castle set amidst the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen...not far from the sea side coast either.


25 Jan 04 - 02:26 PM (#1101069)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: kendall

I'm open for a companion


25 Jan 04 - 02:32 PM (#1101071)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: kendall

I've been to Scotland twice before, and I long to go again. Something about past life. I get homesick looking at photos of the highlands.


25 Jan 04 - 02:51 PM (#1101078)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Menolly

Kendall - can I suggest that if you are interested in history, you really should visit the pubs! Castles and stately home were only the wealthy and their servants, but in most places the oldest buildings that you can look at inside and out are the churches and the pubs, and the pubs have better opening hours! In my village the church is only 19th C but the pub is 17th Century!


25 Jan 04 - 08:43 PM (#1101285)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: kendall

I have visited some old churches and pubs. Gannowood House by Keith for instance.


26 Jan 04 - 06:52 AM (#1101577)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Dave Bryant

Kendall - so you're arriving at Micca's on the Wednesday after Easter - hope to get a chance to see you before you go off on your travels - Linda and I only live over the river.


26 Jan 04 - 07:35 AM (#1101597)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Catherine Jayne

Dave...we will have to organise a night in the pub!!!


26 Jan 04 - 08:18 AM (#1101619)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: kendall

Do it! How much bail money will I need?


26 Jan 04 - 09:56 AM (#1101686)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: fiddler

Busy trip - I shall given time I shall adopt human form and may appear in London - let me know which Black lion you are going to!

A


26 Jan 04 - 10:13 AM (#1101703)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Catherine Jayne

Its the Black Lion on in Plaistow E13..on the high street


26 Jan 04 - 10:23 AM (#1101714)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: SINSULL

I know that I am dogsitting Seamus but who is taking the llama? Or is she accompanying you, Kendall. Really ought to warn Morty. Micca probably won't even notice as long as she doesn't christen his jacket.


26 Jan 04 - 10:33 AM (#1101728)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: kendall

Sinsull, I hope you don't tell everything you know, they won't let me leave England


26 Jan 04 - 10:35 AM (#1101729)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Dave Bryant

Oh dear does that mean that we're going to be forced to go to "The Black Lion" twice that week ? Sill I think we will be willing to make this sacrifice in honour of our visitors. It would be nice if we copuld organise somewhere to sing/play though, as I remember it the aforesaid drinking hole doesn't really permit this. I'll have a think about any other musical venues - after all Linda and I have a car each.


26 Jan 04 - 10:37 AM (#1101732)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Catherine Jayne

I don't think the pub will have a problem if we ask first. I don't want have to travel far....finances..well lack of them, and health etc.....will get intouch with the pub and see what they say.


26 Jan 04 - 11:16 AM (#1101763)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Leadfingers

I could possibly be inveigled into an excursion across London IF there is going to be a decent session. I will even put up with Dave Bryant !!! Keep us posted please. And Wednesday the 21st we should be at the Session in Boscastle. Thats Myself Sorcha AND Kendall.


26 Jan 04 - 01:00 PM (#1101844)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: kendall

If I can find a place to sleep! Apparently, the British tourist board has never heard of either Boscastle or Tintangle.


27 Jan 04 - 03:35 AM (#1102311)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: fiddler

Kendal,

The best information about tourist sites is usually not the tourist board! sorry I'm a cynic at times



Try
This it may or may not be useful!

A


27 Jan 04 - 06:57 AM (#1102389)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Dave Bryant

I might even be willing to put up with the illustrious Mr Silver - mind you Khat - do you think that there's enough room in the Black Lion for a guitar, banjo, mandolin and all of Leadfinger's whistles ? :-)


27 Jan 04 - 07:21 AM (#1102402)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Catherine Jayne

LOL!!! Don't quite know about that!!!


27 Jan 04 - 08:00 AM (#1102438)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: kendall

That is a good site, thanks.


07 Apr 04 - 05:52 AM (#1156386)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Dave Bryant

So what are the plans for seeing our transatlantic guests ? Are we goung to have a session at "The Black Lion". I'm sorry, but after Ms Avril Betts visit to "The Dog and Lamp-post", I don't think that we'll be welcome back.

Jaqui - are you now mobile ? or will you and Kendall need transporting to the beautiful english village of Plaistow - that's if you can finf the time to get away from your bedtime rituals :-))

Linda and I will be getting back from Miskin on Monday and we should be free until Friday when Linda has to go to a party in Margate - An Anne Summers one !


07 Apr 04 - 06:00 AM (#1156390)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Keith A of Hertford

Jaqui, you are not a beer drinker, but Kendal might like to sample the local brews. He should be escorted to The White Horse, and The Woodman at the very least.
Keith.


07 Apr 04 - 06:48 AM (#1156404)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: jacqui.c

Looks like I'll get Kendall for a couple of days and then drop him in Aldershot for the weekend. After that - who knows? We've got tickets for the Royal Abert Hall on Thursday but he will get the guided tour of the locality at some point - possibly if he's not suffering too much from jet lag on Wednesday. Keith - if possible do you want to meet up?

Dave - Micca told me about the Black Lion - I drove to Plaistow yesterday so I will be trying to make the Sunday night session after the afternoon session at the White Horse (and I'm supposed to be convalescing?) Will talk to Kendall about further plans when he gets here.


07 Apr 04 - 07:07 AM (#1156410)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Dave Bryant

When are Kendall and Sorcha each arriving ?


07 Apr 04 - 07:57 AM (#1156437)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Dipsodeb

It looks like you guys are going to be really busy but another couple of suggestions for your itinerary when you visit Cornwall are to go to the witch museum at Boscastle, it's a facinating way to spend an hour or two and a very beautiful place. Also between Tintagel and Boscastle there is an exceptionally beautiful and spiritual place called St Nectan's Glen it's a bit of a trek through a forest path running alongside a stream eventually ending at a stunning waterfallhttp://www.stnectan.currantbun.com/
Hope the clicky thing works. Anyway it's stunning and very restorative which it sounds like you might need it after all your travels.
The farm that I am hoping to move to is only about 20 minutes away if I'm there by then, you would be more than welcome to stay over. I can back Hawker with the suggestion of Bideford Folk Club I went there a couple of weeks ago when I went down to look for property it was a great night and very friendly.
Have a great time.
~Debs~


07 Apr 04 - 08:31 AM (#1156461)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Leadfingers

Dipsodeb - Witchcraft museum is defiantely on the itinery as the owner is an okd mate (AND a part time folkie) so we will have all the local info from him. But Thanks anyway for the thought.


07 Apr 04 - 08:32 AM (#1156464)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: kendall

I'll be arriving on Wednesday 14 April at 7:30 am
I'm up for meeting as many 'catters as time allows.


07 Apr 04 - 09:23 AM (#1156514)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Dave Bryant

Is Jacqui picking you up, or do you need a lift Kendall, and if so where from ?   I work in West London, so Heathrow is that far to drive, neither for that matter is Gatwick,


07 Apr 04 - 09:28 AM (#1156518)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Dave Bryant

Whoops - that's 7.30am - no I don't think I could make that !


07 Apr 04 - 09:51 AM (#1156552)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Amos

You guys wanna stop by San Diego on your way home??

A


07 Apr 04 - 11:53 AM (#1156641)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Keith A of Hertford

I will be in Cornwall that week Jacqui.


07 Apr 04 - 12:03 PM (#1156649)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: George Papavgeris

Can we have an updated itinerererererary? I'd like to say Hi too if I can...


07 Apr 04 - 12:10 PM (#1156656)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: katlaughing

Dipsodeb, thanks for the link. That is a BEautiful place!!

Sorcha and Kendall...I am turning green with envy!! Have fun and hugs and snogs to all!

Somebody should get them on Graham Norton's!**bg**


07 Apr 04 - 12:12 PM (#1156659)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Dave Bryant

Jacqui's told me that we mustn't bring Avril in case she causes too much strain on Kendall's ticker - personally, I think she's scared of the competition :-))


07 Apr 04 - 12:21 PM (#1156671)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Sorcha

Tell you what....in a bit I'll post my intinerary on my web page...then post a link to it.


07 Apr 04 - 12:37 PM (#1156687)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Sorcha

OK, Link to my schedule as it is currently.


07 Apr 04 - 12:50 PM (#1156700)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: George Papavgeris

Is the Black Lion, Plaistow E13 still on for the 17th April?
Can anybody crash the party, or is it by personal invitation?
Are instruments allowed?
What time?


07 Apr 04 - 01:00 PM (#1156714)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Sorcha

Grecko, Black Lion has been changed to 25 April...see link above. Anybody is welcome. Ask Khatt or Micca the other questions.


07 Apr 04 - 01:58 PM (#1156764)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: kendall

I haven't learned to do the blue thing so, I'll post mine here.

14 April arrive Heathrow. Jacqui C picks me up. (Or I should say, collects me)
Sightseeing for a day or two, then off to Lincoln and God knows where.
23 April, Stratford on Avon with Allenww (If I can work it out
24,25 With Morty and Fiona.
27 April, the Sharpe House, and a day with Ellenpoly.
1 to 3 May, Hastings with Morty and Fiona
4 April with Sussex Carole and Sorcha.

6 to 11 May Chester and Ireland with EmmaB and Sorcha.
21,22,23 May, Yorkshire with Morty and Fiona.
25 May return to the U.S.A.

There are some gaps that may or may not get filled,and I expect to be spending some of that time with Morty and Fiona. I'm sure they would be willing to share me.


07 Apr 04 - 03:44 PM (#1156856)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Catherine Jayne

Sorcha....the session in the Black Lion is on Sunday 18th April. We can't do the 25th April due to prior commitments....we did explain this and you agreed....So if anyone wants to meet up on Sunday 18th April at the Black Lion pub in Plaistow it will be lovely to meet you and play some tunes and sing a few songs....meet there at 7:30pm if you need directions please PM Micca or myself!


07 Apr 04 - 03:58 PM (#1156865)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Sorcha

I SCREWED UP!! MEA CULPA! 40 LASHES. Bad Sorcha, Bad Sorcha. Yes, it's all MY fault. I admit it. So, the 18th it is indeed.


07 Apr 04 - 04:03 PM (#1156869)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: George Papavgeris

c u there


07 Apr 04 - 04:06 PM (#1156874)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Sorcha

OK, the Corrected Schedule is now up at the link above.


07 Apr 04 - 04:38 PM (#1156897)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

Wish I could go, too! Have a great time!
Allison


07 Apr 04 - 05:10 PM (#1156920)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: jacqui.c

Dave - competition - huh! No chance. Anyway, I'd smash her face in!


07 Apr 04 - 08:29 PM (#1157079)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: kendall

When you first mentioned this, Avril, I thought I wonder if it's the same Avril who tried to beat me out of my fee of 50 quid in Kinross Scotland. Then, I realized it was a put on.


08 Apr 04 - 12:32 AM (#1157196)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Stilly River Sage

Sorcha, that link isn't working right now.


08 Apr 04 - 12:34 AM (#1157200)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Stilly River Sage

April 14 to May 24? Wow! Have fun, all of you!


08 Apr 04 - 09:46 AM (#1157438)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Sorcha

Hmmm. So it wasn't...try this.


23 Apr 04 - 05:27 PM (#1169414)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Leadfingers

Latest Update as I am now home and released from Chuffering duties!

Following a superb session in the Black Lion on Sunday , we eventually stopped nattering and tried to get some sleep at Micca and Cats place.

Monday am I was out far too early as a neighbour couldnt be bothered to read the note on my jalopy saying where I was and just sat there blowing his bloody horn til I moved my heap out of his way!

Nice drive down to Stonehenge in FILTHY weather , and had a quick look then on to Avebury for a slightly slower look - NO seven pounds fifty admission at Avebury - then on to Darkest Somerset , staying with friends (Not Catters) . Tuesday was Glastonbury , The Abbey , The Chalice Well (TOTAL Tranquility in a lovely garden) and most of the way up the Tor . Sadly Vertigo and strong winds precluded getting all the way up . Tuesday night was a Bijou Bashette in the Carrisbrook
in Compton Dundon with my old mate from 'No Turn Unstoned'

Wednesday a liesurely drive through even MORE rain acroos Exmoor with a quick look in at Linmouth , then on to Tintagel in much brighter weather - The handrails helped despite the steepness of the steps and we got to the top of the Castle , before heading back up to Boscastle.
Had an excellent Pizza in the Cobweb and then adjourned to the Wellie
for the session there . Some lovely singers in Boscastle by the way!

Did our tour of the Museum of Witchcraft Thursday before heading across to Torrington where we were made very welcome by the ladies at the Visitors centre , who received Torrington Wyoming pheasant badges
from Sorcha and agreed they ought to do a Cavalier badge for Torrington Devon.

On to Motorways then for the run up to Cardiff where we met Sian , Splottman and Nigel Parsons - A shame we missed Gareth - Cant work out how ! Crashed out at Sian's place in Carmarthen , then a nice easy
two hundred mile drive to Windsor so Sorcha could at least SEE the castle though only from the outside. Then an easy drive all the way round the M25 to drop her off in Plaistow , a quick coffee and then drive all the way back round to get home just after The Archers finished. Furter instalments and embellishments will no doubt be following from who ever gets Sorch next . But thats the first week sorted out any way .


24 Apr 04 - 01:26 PM (#1169785)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: jimmyt

Leadfingers needs a round of applause for his fine chauffer work as well as hospitality! Of course, whistle players are generally a nice lot!


24 Apr 04 - 06:30 PM (#1169988)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Catherine Jayne

I took Sorcha to the Gaint practice for Hastings today.....her face was a picture when she saw a 15ft giant dancing to the beat of the drums!! I didn't take any pictures but I will do next weekend!!


24 Apr 04 - 08:58 PM (#1170092)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall in UK!
From: Uncle Jaque

A dear friend and fellow Folkie from Deutchland (Germany) who used to post on the Cat (hasn't for a while) has been on "Holiday" in England for the past couple of weeks and I was hoping that she might bump into Kendall somewhere along the way, although it's certainly a really looooong shot. If it happens I would strongly suspect providencial intervention of some sort.

Got a lovely postcard from Kent last week - Maddie and her sidekick are having a blast over there!

Have a safe trip back home, y'all!


25 Apr 04 - 04:57 PM (#1170645)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: artbrooks

Sounds like great fun is being had by all...Jenn and I may try to do the same next year.


26 Apr 04 - 01:08 PM (#1171406)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: open mike

No Turn Unstoned? I love it!
hooray! castles, druids, witches, giants, pubs and Torrington!!
thanks for the update....i think i am getting itchy feet!


26 Apr 04 - 07:19 PM (#1171749)
Subject: RE: Sorcha and Kendall to UK! For Real!
From: Nigel Parsons

Just a couple of photos @ Photo gallery

Nigel