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Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)

14 Oct 05 - 12:50 PM (#1583124)
Subject: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Fibula Mattock

Hello all,

Following highly successful Loughstock I-III Mudcat Gatherings in the lovely setting of Portaferry, Co. Down, N. Ireland, it is now time for Loughstock IV.

However, this is no ordinary Loughstock. This one co-incides with my 30th birthday and Bassic's 50th birthday, so we are combining them to have a grand Mudcatting 80th birthday, namely LOUGHSTOCK FOUR SCORE!

There are lots of details and I have them on a web site - I just have to put the web site on some web space, and as soon as I figure out where that'll be, I'll post the link.

In the meantime:

WHAT: Mudcat gathering and significant birthday celebrations

WHERE: Portaferry, Co. Down, N. Ireland

WHEN: 3rd-5th February 2006 (dates non-negotiable as thats when we were born)

More to follow!!


14 Oct 05 - 01:42 PM (#1583148)
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From: Fibula Mattock

Links to all the details. Get your info here:


http://loughstock.blogspot.com/


14 Oct 05 - 03:57 PM (#1583245)
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From: Liz the Squeak

Count us in!!

LTS


14 Oct 05 - 04:16 PM (#1583260)
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From: MudGuard

Planning to participate


14 Oct 05 - 04:23 PM (#1583273)
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From: Liz the Squeak

Hotel Draper available for en route stay if necessary Mudguard... same arrangement as this year?!

LTS


14 Oct 05 - 05:17 PM (#1583298)
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From: Eric the Viking

So for you young 'uns I'll be checking me flights.


14 Oct 05 - 05:20 PM (#1583300)
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From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull

I might go if i;m not doing nowt.

and i might make a cake for the birthday peeplol if i can be arsed.

[i can decerating cakes, [wehn i can be aresed].


14 Oct 05 - 06:03 PM (#1583322)
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From: MudGuard

Liz, it is too early for detailed plans - but thanks for the offer!


15 Oct 05 - 02:49 AM (#1583531)
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From: Manitas_at_home

We may have to hold fire on that. It's my parent's Golden Wedding anniversary ane due to problems finding a hall they may have the party that weekend.


15 Oct 05 - 01:19 PM (#1583648)
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From: Liz the Squeak

But we can still put you up if you need MudGuard!!

LTS


15 Oct 05 - 01:46 PM (#1583662)
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From: alanww

Sorry, Fibula Mattock, I shall be in NZ at the time!
But I know you will all have a great time, even without me. Enjoy!
"For I am free to go abroad!"
Alan


15 Oct 05 - 03:20 PM (#1583719)
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From: MudGuard

Thanks, Liz. I will let you know when I know more (It depends on my job situation ...)


17 Oct 05 - 04:02 AM (#1584432)
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From: Fibula Mattock

Refresh!!

(I've just spent a lovely week at home for me da's 60th and had a fantastic meal at the Portaferry Hotel. Not the cheapest, but by far the nicest for miles and miles around.)


17 Oct 05 - 04:06 AM (#1584435)
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From: Liz the Squeak

How is he doing Fib?

Hope he's hopping around by now...

LTS


17 Oct 05 - 01:09 PM (#1584717)
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From: MudGuard

at the Portaferry Hotel. Not the cheapest, but by far the nicest for miles and miles around

and most important the only one around ;-)


I second Liz's question: how is your father? Are the legs healing?


18 Oct 05 - 06:31 AM (#1585112)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Fibula Mattock

Thanks for asking! He's hopping around on crutches inside the house, and has just started a little bit of weightbearing. If he wants to go more than a few metres though, he's still using the wheelchair. We wheeled him right along the shore (and back, as we were feeling generous) on Sunday - my arms are much stronger now.


18 Oct 05 - 03:20 PM (#1585535)
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From: Letty

Planning to come!
Send my regards to your father.


18 Oct 05 - 05:44 PM (#1585677)
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From: Liz the Squeak

He's doing really well then... my mate who bust his leg a month before, is still on non weight bearing. Send him our love and a big sloppy kiss.

LTS


25 Oct 05 - 08:54 AM (#1590422)
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From: Leadfingers

Now that the Getaway is out of the way I can think about Loughstock now ! I will definately be in on this again , and will be quite happy to share car hire costs with any one who wants to coincide flights to and from , Friday midday-ish and Monday early afternoon - Probably Stanstead - Belfast International . I will start checking flight times and costs -Last year EasyJet were a good deal !
Glad to know your dad is getting there Fibs , and will no doubt be in fine fettle for February .


25 Oct 05 - 09:07 AM (#1590434)
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From: Catherine Jayne

Count us in! Do you know if the hostel is up and running in time???


25 Oct 05 - 09:18 AM (#1590445)
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From: GUEST,GIOK

If the hostel is working I may come otherwise I can't see me doing two trips to Ireland in the same year in the motorhome. Also I may be in post surgery [hip] recovery and limited by that.
Giok


25 Oct 05 - 09:27 AM (#1590449)
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From: Leadfingers

Giok - I am about to check the hostel myself !!


25 Oct 05 - 11:30 AM (#1590526)
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From: Leadfingers

Further info - At the moment Easy Jet are doing return from Stanstead for £35.98p inclusive which is what I will probably go for , with a hire car for about £80 , so if any one is flying in to Belfast International around Four pm on Friday and leaving shortly after mid day on Monday , let me know and we can share travel !


25 Oct 05 - 04:43 PM (#1590741)
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From: Herge

Will hopefully get down for a few tunes - really enjoyed last year.


25 Oct 05 - 06:02 PM (#1590765)
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From: skarpi

I wish , I wish , I wish I coult come .....sniff
but i can´t dammmmmmm   


we liked it very much last year , can´t go both to Portaferry and Cork
( if that will work out ) so If I can not come to both I´ll
see you all at Getaway In next October 2006 .

But I will try to come to Cork.

All the best Skarpi Iceland.


25 Oct 05 - 07:32 PM (#1590773)
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From: Skipjack K8

Skarps, old love, you have to come, now I've learnt that tune!


26 Oct 05 - 03:21 PM (#1591052)
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From: Fibula Mattock

Having not picked my fiddle up in many, many months I had it out last night while the spag bol was stewing and managed a few rounds of "le canal en octobre", and very octoberish it was too.

Hostel up and running to my knowledge, love to see yous there, might even get a bit of dancing in (having become an avid set dancer over the past year).

Will talk more about it soon, promise, but things are chaotic at the moment as it's only a few weeks into term and I'm frantically trying to stay on top of things...

Don't go changing!

(p.s. Giok, you can borrow me da's wheelchair if yer hip's bad!)


26 Oct 05 - 03:54 PM (#1591083)
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From: MudGuard

Maypole or Februarybavarian dancing? ;-)


26 Oct 05 - 04:43 PM (#1591132)
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From: Liz the Squeak

Czech is in the post MudGuard....

LTS


27 Oct 05 - 08:25 PM (#1592115)
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From: Leadfingers

I know its early days for this , but I want to keep this thread up !


27 Oct 05 - 09:28 PM (#1592162)
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From: John MacKenzie

As long as that's all you want to keep up Mr Silver!!
Giok


28 Oct 05 - 12:22 PM (#1592416)
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From: Leadfingers

Its the best I can manage at my age Giok


30 Oct 05 - 02:13 PM (#1593670)
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From: Leadfingers

refresh


30 Oct 05 - 02:40 PM (#1593685)
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From: Maryrrf

My friend in Scotland wants to go. I just might be able to make it. Tickets from the US are cheap that time of year (everybody else wants to go some place warm)and we can get from Glasgow to Belfast on Easyjet for around 35 pounds each. But is this a sure thing, 'cause I think I'd better book soon. Those Easyjet bargain fares go fast.


30 Oct 05 - 02:43 PM (#1593690)
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From: Leadfingers

Mary - YES it will happen !! Be really nice to see you there !!


30 Oct 05 - 05:23 PM (#1593787)
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From: John MacKenzie

Mary do have another look around before you book Easyjet, I'm sure there are cheaper deals available.
Giok


30 Oct 05 - 10:33 PM (#1593987)
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From: Maryrrf

Really, I though EasyJet was the way to go and 35 pounds sounded pretty reasonable. There is a deal that includes bus from Glasgow and Ferry and it is also around 35 pounds, but takes a long time. Are there other airlines to try? I only know Easyjet.


31 Oct 05 - 04:17 PM (#1594397)
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From: Herge

I flew Belfast to Edinburgh in September for £7.99 each way - hard to beat!


31 Oct 05 - 06:56 PM (#1594505)
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From: John MacKenzie

Try BA Mary
G


31 Oct 05 - 07:13 PM (#1594520)
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From: Maryrrf

Oh British Airways? Wouldn't have thought of them. I'll do some serious searching over the next couple of days.


02 Nov 05 - 03:30 PM (#1595952)
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From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull

feresh


05 Nov 05 - 01:06 PM (#1598088)
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From: Leadfingers

As JoHn said - Feresh


06 Nov 05 - 07:39 PM (#1598939)
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From: Leadfingers

And Refresh too !


06 Nov 05 - 08:12 PM (#1598959)
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From: Claymore

Fib, I've been actually thinking of this one as a go, since my ancestors come from Newtonards, but I can't seem to find any Aer Lingus flights out of Baltimore (BWI) and I really hate NY. I will be checking on Dulles (DCA) but even that is a major hassle. If you have any info on cheap flights out of the DC/Baltimore area let me know. Also I would be interested in splitting a rental car out of Dublin and back if you know of anyone going that way.

Say hi to Ella from me!


06 Nov 05 - 08:47 PM (#1598978)
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From: Maryrrf

Try this site http://www.sidestep.com . They have plenty of options from BWI to Dublin although they aren't direct and I didn't see any Aer Lingus. Belfast is a lot closer to Portaferry, but the airfare is more expensive. Sidestep searches all the other travel websites and pulls in all the options. I've had very good results. Good luck.


07 Nov 05 - 04:31 AM (#1599150)
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From: mooman

Claymore

I'll be going via Dublin and could split a rental car with you if travel dates coincide and you like.

Peace

moo


07 Nov 05 - 07:12 AM (#1599208)
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From: GUEST,Ella who is sooze sans cookie

Hi Claymore...

How's things, a bit dubious about your past history with hire cars I'd like to warn everyone that all of Ireland is not safe... :-)

Not sure if I can go - erm... I've not told anyone on here yet, but I'm actually getting married next year and have to save up some mula/money/magic beans for that.

Will see what the winds bring me and if I can persuade the other half.

Hallo anyway, from one moore to another - though soon to change.

Ella wot is sooze


07 Nov 05 - 07:23 AM (#1599211)
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From: Fibula Mattock

HURRAH! Congratulations Sooz! You definitely have to come over now! (Or, you could come to the St. Bon's Christmas party here in Bristol on the 11th December for a spot of ceili-ing...)


07 Nov 05 - 07:29 AM (#1599215)
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From: GUEST

Oooooo.... St. Bons party sounds good - I'll try and get a seige party over from Wales with me that'll be good fun. I did a two hand reel dance with Liz on Thursday - fair knackered me thighs I did too. Also did a 6 hand fairy reel and that did me in finally.

We've all been meaning to come over to see the Bristol lot for a while now.

Ella who is sooze


07 Nov 05 - 07:46 AM (#1599230)
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From: mooman

I'm a Moore too! A McElroy-Moore one!

Peace

moo (that's where the mcmoo (my original handle before my wife stole to cookie) comes from)


07 Nov 05 - 07:47 AM (#1599231)
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From: mooman

So Claymore has motoring history? I'd better drive then!

Peace

moo


07 Nov 05 - 10:13 AM (#1599333)
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From: Leadfingers

I have just booked my flight and a hire car for the weekend ! Any one wanting a lift to and from Belfast International on Friday afternoon and Monday morning , contact me asap - First come first served !


08 Nov 05 - 07:07 AM (#1599907)
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From: Leadfingers

And I must say it is nice to see a few transponders looking at the possibilty of coming over . Especially when they sing and pay as well as Maryrrf and Claymore !


08 Nov 05 - 08:04 AM (#1599932)
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From: GUEST,maryrrf at work

Yep I'm working on it. I was wondering if anybody will be taking the ferry over from Stranrar? We might end up doing that instead of Easyjet. If any Scottish 'catters are going in a vehicle, we could split the costs? Anybody interested?


08 Nov 05 - 01:55 PM (#1600098)
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From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull

feresh


08 Nov 05 - 04:25 PM (#1600191)
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From: Letty

If my car is still alive in February, I'll be passing Dublin. Would be happy to pick up some people. Will have to see if I'm able to make this, as I'm also going to Australia in April and am hosting the Eurogather in May... It's a busy life!

Letty


08 Nov 05 - 05:08 PM (#1600215)
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From: Fibula Mattock

Letty - if you come along then we can play "Bound for South Australia"!


08 Nov 05 - 09:17 PM (#1600377)
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From: Maryrrf

I've crossed the Rubicon and booked my flight to Belfast. Now, here's a challenge to my fellow Mudcatters on this side of the Atlantic. Am I gonna be the only Amurican there?


10 Nov 05 - 06:01 AM (#1601280)
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From: Leadfingers

Just booked myself in to Barholme - Linda informs me that the Conservatory is 'up and running' so we could possibly have some kind of session there , in between supping the black stuff at Fiddlers Green !


10 Nov 05 - 07:41 AM (#1601307)
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From: GUEST,guest mick

Can guests come too?


10 Nov 05 - 08:43 AM (#1601359)
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From: GUEST,maryrrf at work

So what's the usual procedure - do most people stay at the Barholme and then go to the local pubs to make music?


10 Nov 05 - 08:44 AM (#1601360)
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From: Leadfingers

There are NO restrictions on ANY one turning up,although it DOES tend to be Catters and their friends ! WE do of course get 'local' musicians joining in the sessions , and the hostel is open to all visitors to Portaferry , as are the pubs we play in !


10 Nov 05 - 09:45 AM (#1601411)
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From: Fibula Mattock

Guests are absolutely and totally welcome. It's just a big session weekend, and the fact that some of the people who turn up frequent the Mudcat Cafe is an added bonus as we get to catch up with people we haven't seen for a while.

This year it's my birthday, so I'm bringing some of my mates along and they're not remotely into folk stuff.

For the benefit of anyone who hasn't been before and is unsure of the set-up: we'll amble to the pubs, have sessions... No formal organisation involved, and no song circles, or indeed tune circles. We want to play music and have songs in the mix too, but it's not some kind of enforced party-piece set up where everyone has to do a turn, hell no! It's just Irish-style sessions in pubs (i.e. the session set-up is Irish style where someone randomly starts a tune and others join in, or maybe someone sings a song, and these may not be Irish tunes or songs - we welcome all) and maybe a wee spot of dancing this year if I'm lucky as I'm really into the set dancing these days.

Guinness features largely.


10 Nov 05 - 09:46 AM (#1601414)
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From: Fibula Mattock

(When I say that this year it's my birthday, I should be more specific and say "30th" as, like you other humans, I have a birthday every year.)


10 Nov 05 - 06:21 PM (#1601757)
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From: GUEST,eoin o' buadhaigh

do you have a 'wish list' Fib?
or do you take 'pot luck' with the prezies?
       slan eoin


11 Nov 05 - 03:43 AM (#1602096)
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From: GUEST,catsPHiddle@work

Micca and I are definites! Booking flights and hostel today!


11 Nov 05 - 03:53 AM (#1602098)
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From: Liz the Squeak

We still don't know if we're coming, there's a family party that could be that weekend..... boo hoo!!!

LTS


11 Nov 05 - 04:48 AM (#1602129)
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From: GUEST,catsPHiddle@work

Micca and I land at Belfast International at 12:30 on Friday 3rd February. If anyone is landing around that time and wants to share a taxi or has space in their car PM me!

see you all in February!!


11 Nov 05 - 07:35 AM (#1602200)
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From: Micca

We have accomodation booked at Barholm!!!


11 Nov 05 - 11:14 AM (#1602357)
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From: GUEST,maryrrf at work

I've booked at Barholm too! First thing she asked when I told her the dates was "Are you a Mudcatter?"


12 Nov 05 - 02:15 PM (#1603147)
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From: Effsee

Flight and accom. booked! Arriving approx 4.30 pm (BI), looking for a lift or share of taxi, any offers?


13 Nov 05 - 07:26 AM (#1603650)
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From: Peter K (Fionn)

Has Bassic himself fallen by the wayside, or have I just skimmed the thread too fast?


13 Nov 05 - 09:41 AM (#1603706)
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From: Bassic

Dont worry Peter, I`m still here and will be in attendence in Feb, just finalising arrangements.


13 Nov 05 - 04:15 PM (#1603975)
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From: Fibula Mattock

Hello eoin, Uncle Metal-Detector of mine! Don't forget those books of yours - people will be wanting them (and bring a pen with which to sign them)! And it's presence, not presents, that I'm looking for!

Fear not, everyone, Gordon has been in on the plans right from the start. We need his 50 years to make up numbers :-)


13 Nov 05 - 04:45 PM (#1603999)
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From: John MacKenzie

Half a century eh!!
Giok   he he


13 Nov 05 - 05:31 PM (#1604034)
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From: MudGuard

Fibula, if I give you the present of my presence, will you do the nekkid dancing around the Februarybavarian (a/k/a Maypole)? ;-)


Btw, I booked the flights today, sent the booking email to Barholm, organized parts of the transfers to/from airports ...


13 Nov 05 - 05:58 PM (#1604054)
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From: Susanne (skw)

Andy, how on earth can we get you unstuck from that May(well, February)pole? Kate will soon be too grown up for capers like these! (And so should you be ...)


13 Nov 05 - 06:15 PM (#1604061)
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From: MudGuard

The only way to cure me is that a nice young woman dances nekkid around me ;-)


13 Nov 05 - 06:57 PM (#1604100)
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From: Leadfingers

Come Andy - You're not old enough to be a Dirty Old Man yet - Unlike some of us !!


13 Nov 05 - 06:59 PM (#1604101)
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From: MudGuard

Terry, I accept that you are dirty. And old. But a man? ;-)


13 Nov 05 - 09:01 PM (#1604183)
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From: Leadfingers

Andy ! Did I SERIOUSLY offer you a lift ?? Watch it or you're walking ! )r more likely LIMPING !!

Just checking who is definate (and there's still a couple of months to go) - Fibs and Bassic , Me , Mudguard , Letty , Micca and CatsPhiddle , Giok , Herge , Skipjack8 ,Maryrrf plus One , Mooman and Mrs Mooman ,Effsee , PeterK(Fionn) , with Liz and Manitas ,Eric the Viking and Claymore as possibles !

Looks good to me , with lots of time for others to get involved !


14 Nov 05 - 04:12 AM (#1604360)
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From: Liz the Squeak

MudGuard - does the woman have to be young and nice? (Nekkid depends on the weather)

LTS


14 Nov 05 - 04:27 AM (#1604371)
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From: mooman

Andy, we can arrange for that nice local girl from last year to do that for you I'm sure!

Peace

moo


14 Nov 05 - 04:45 AM (#1604383)
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From: Fibula Mattock

Oh yeah, you were a bit more hesitant then Andy!

Add to the list of attendees: my beloved, 2 or more of my mates (don't quite know who's booked yet, but 2 definitely have), and eoin o' buadhaigh and the rest of the family entourage, I hope! I also met Philippa at a set dancing weekend recently and she said she'd try and get down.


14 Nov 05 - 08:46 AM (#1604530)
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From: GUEST,Giok

Gosh Frank Mills will be there, I must try to be there!!
G


14 Nov 05 - 02:16 PM (#1604818)
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From: MudGuard

No, Liz, "young and nice" is not obligatory, "young and beautiful" is acceptable as well. Nekkid is not negotiable ;-)

Richard, that nice local girl? You can't mean that drunk old bitch in Dumigan's?

Bed in Barholms is booked, Portaferry - here I come!


14 Nov 05 - 04:20 PM (#1604916)
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From: Liz the Squeak

Can I be nekkid under my clothes?

We're still not sure if we'll be there, it's all dependant on a family party getting a venue, they've had to say they'll go for a weekend either side as well, so we really just can't say yet!

Here's hoping!

LTS


15 Nov 05 - 06:17 AM (#1605356)
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From: mooman

Flights, car hire and Barholm all now booked for the Good Lady and myself!

Looking forward to the weekend and the celebrations!

Peace

Richard

P.S. Will Andy make a cake or will that be the Rt Hon Sir jOhn from Hull (if he can be arsed)?


15 Nov 05 - 08:35 AM (#1605432)
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From: manitas_at_work

I'm sorry to say that Liz, Phoebe and I won't be able to make it this year as it's my parent's Golden Wedding Anniversary party that weekend.

Maybe next year.


15 Nov 05 - 09:41 AM (#1605444)
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From: Liz the Squeak

Bugger.

LTS


15 Nov 05 - 03:02 PM (#1605735)
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From: MudGuard

You will meet at least one of the participants, Paul!


15 Nov 05 - 03:16 PM (#1605746)
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From: skarpi

Mudguard are you gonna bring your Organ :>))
I am not shure yet , about coming me and Rósa have been thinking about this becouse we both liked it whery much last time .

The session we had at The Maharainn in Newcastle was unforgetable
and ofcourse meeting all of you good people.

I don´t know how much money I have left after the trip USA
getting a new guitar and some other stuff, it is danger to be near John Giock in a guitar store hahahaha :>))) I got a guitar 12string
Taylor amazing instrument.

I am going back to the US next October, and I am trying to find away to go to Cork, but it all have to go through the better half of my life
( my wife ) she would like to come also this time . She´s coming to US.
Scotland is also on my list , to visit a great man a great friend
John Giock and his better half.

Well wehave to see about this , we are getting a new people
into the group , so we might bring them along also.

All the best Skarpi Iceland.


15 Nov 05 - 03:53 PM (#1605772)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: MudGuard

Skarpi, as long as I am a man I will have my organ with me.











(does the English word "organ" have the same meaning as the German word "Organ"? I mean especially that "Organ" in some context refers to the body part that women don't have ...)


15 Nov 05 - 04:38 PM (#1605816)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: GUEST,maryrrf

Oh Skarpi you have to come! Icelandic should have some nice, cheap fares that time of year. And yes "organ" has the same connotation in English as it does in German.


15 Nov 05 - 05:20 PM (#1605848)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: skarpi

oh dear , I think you know what I mean " Mudguard "

oh dear .

HAHAHAHAHAH.

All the best Skarpi Iceland.


15 Nov 05 - 06:06 PM (#1605877)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: MudGuard

No, skarpi, not at all. Absolutely not! I swear it, right hand on my heart, left hand on one of those - what are they called - church instruments ... ;-)


15 Nov 05 - 07:40 PM (#1605949)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Leadfingers

Andy - You are a naughty man !!!


15 Nov 05 - 09:18 PM (#1606015)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Effsee

"Oh Skarpi you have to come!".....takes on a new kinda meaning the way this thread is going!


15 Nov 05 - 10:09 PM (#1606065)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Maryrrf

Oh geez....this group is starting to sound kind of kinky.


16 Nov 05 - 06:55 AM (#1606268)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Leadfingers

After the 100th post it gets worse Mary !!


16 Nov 05 - 07:26 AM (#1606288)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Liz the Squeak

BOOO HOOOOOOOO!!

I can't go to Portaferry and now I can't get the 100th post and I'll never get to play with that organ now!!!!















Just as well, my keyboard skills are superiour to most and I'd probably make your eyes water.

LTS


16 Nov 05 - 02:25 PM (#1606632)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: John MacKenzie

Prove it!!
G ☺


16 Nov 05 - 11:18 PM (#1606970)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Leadfingers

Giok !! Behave !!!!


17 Nov 05 - 07:06 PM (#1607649)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Leadfingers

And Refresh


18 Nov 05 - 02:55 PM (#1608341)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: MudGuard

Giok should behave AND Refresh? Terry, you expect very much from Giok ;-)


18 Nov 05 - 03:06 PM (#1608347)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: John MacKenzie

Re-have and be-fresh perhaps ☺
G


18 Nov 05 - 05:22 PM (#1608444)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: MudGuard

Shave and be fresh? ;-)


20 Nov 05 - 07:54 AM (#1609379)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Leadfingers

Shave ?? Dammit - I knew there was something I should have done this morning !


20 Nov 05 - 11:17 AM (#1609475)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: MudGuard

Terry, in order not to forget it tomorrow morning, do it while you sing your national anthem "Good shave the chin" ;-)


21 Nov 05 - 10:30 AM (#1610204)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: GUEST,maryrrf

Just out of curiosity, Terry, how often do you shave???? Not very, I think!


21 Nov 05 - 10:47 AM (#1610211)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: John MacKenzie

He may shave bits we can't see Mary!
G ☺


22 Nov 05 - 01:55 PM (#1611368)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: MudGuard

From the look of Terry, I'd guess his average shaving frequency is somewhere about one or two per millennium ;-)


23 Nov 05 - 09:00 AM (#1611881)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Leadfingers

Not quite THAT often Andy !!


23 Nov 05 - 02:44 PM (#1612172)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: White tiger

Hey everyone. I haven't posted yet so.... Yeah I think that me and Dad will be going so hope to see you all soon.

W.T

P.s: Wish I'd posted earlier coz there seems to have been an interesting conversation going on about body parts and 'nekkid' women. What on earth have I missed????


23 Nov 05 - 03:51 PM (#1612238)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: skarpi

Heyja , all behave the are young souls out there .
White Tiger , I wish I could be there, but I can´t this coming February.
have to stay home.

All the best Skarpi Iceland.


23 Nov 05 - 04:22 PM (#1612272)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: MudGuard

Skarpi, you will be missed.
Can you at least send Rosa? ;-)

White Tiger, you are not involved in the nekkid thing - it's about nekkid women, not about nekkid little girls ;-)
Looking forward to meet you again!


23 Nov 05 - 04:31 PM (#1612276)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Catherine Jayne

Nekkid women.....can't us women have some nekkid men?! *G*


23 Nov 05 - 04:36 PM (#1612284)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: John MacKenzie

Prepare to be disgusted, very disgusted!!!
G


23 Nov 05 - 05:49 PM (#1612342)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: MudGuard

cats, you should remember that you are married now - so no more nekkid men for you, only a nekkid Micca ;-)


23 Nov 05 - 05:50 PM (#1612346)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Catherine Jayne

Just because Im on na diet doesn't mean I can't look at the menu....so can we have nekkid men??


23 Nov 05 - 06:51 PM (#1612401)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Susanne (skw)

I'm sure Andy will be happy to volunteer! Provided you can find him a bike to hide behind ...


23 Nov 05 - 07:51 PM (#1612449)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Maryrrf

How about if the guys put on a show similar to the "Ladies of the Club" skit at the Getaway. Something along the lines of "The Full Monty" perhaps? If there are any volunteers I'll help choreograph.


24 Nov 05 - 07:27 AM (#1612720)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Leadfingers

The sessions take place n pubs which are open to the general public Mary - You wouldnt want to wish Nekkid Men on people just out for a quiet drink would you ?


24 Nov 05 - 07:32 AM (#1612724)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: GUEST,catsphiddle@work

Im just wondering now if the men at the Getaway will try to top the Ladies of the Club finale at the next Getaway!....

Terry..the men could always do something in the conference room or conservatory at Barholme??!!...That way it would only be us catter there (and whoever we manage to sell tickets too *G*)


24 Nov 05 - 07:40 AM (#1612729)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Leadfingers

Khatt - As I was posting that I remembered the rooms at the Hostel with some trepidation !!


24 Nov 05 - 08:24 AM (#1612737)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: GUEST,catsPHiddle


24 Nov 05 - 08:26 AM (#1612738)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: GUEST,catsPHiddle@work

Ooopss pressed the wrong button there!

*G* Terry! Linda was saying that all the room had been redone so there will be knew memories to make of them!


24 Nov 05 - 09:23 AM (#1612765)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Maryrrf

Oh Khat - that's a great idea of selling tickets! How much should we charge?   It would probably be the first Chippendale show the folks in Portaferry have seen. Probably would sell out! Guys, we'll need some teaser pics so we can advertise.


24 Nov 05 - 10:04 AM (#1612793)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: GUEST,catsPHiddle@work

I agree Maryrrf!!It will sell better than us ladies in corsets!!!


26 Nov 05 - 07:36 PM (#1614358)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: White tiger

Oh very cheeky Mudguard. Remind me to take out my revenge at Potaferry. You should be very scared, I have a very evil mind for a LITTLE girl!!!


27 Nov 05 - 02:29 PM (#1614849)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: MudGuard

White Tiger, I will live in great fear *) from now on till the end of the Portaferry weekend ...




































*) of laughing myself to death ;-)


27 Nov 05 - 06:45 PM (#1615003)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Susanne (skw)

I'm tempted to fly over and protect Andy from wild animals and nekkid ladies! I've had an offer to share flight and rental car with a guy going to Rostrevor but can't make long-term decisions at the moment. Would I still be able to find accommodation if I decided to come in January?

BTW, mention of Rostrevor reminds me - Tommy Sands said the other week that if publicity was wanted he'd mention the meet on his folk programme, provided someone contacts him. I wasn't sure whether publicity would be welcome. Is it?


27 Nov 05 - 06:50 PM (#1615008)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: MudGuard

Susanne, Linda of the Barholm Hostel told me that I got the last single room - but she didn't tell anything about the other rooms ...

Just ask her: http://www.barholmportaferry.co.uk/


28 Nov 05 - 11:55 AM (#1615562)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: John MacKenzie

Well folks, looks like I am coming sore hips and all, the doc says it will be 6 months before he can get me on the slab for re-jointing. Phoned Linda just now but nobody home, when/if she confirms I shall book the flight.
Giok


28 Nov 05 - 12:03 PM (#1615569)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: mooman

Hi Susanne,

Even if Barholm is full (just having Andy in it would make it so) there are a couple of other reasonable B&Bs.

...and from last year's experience Andy does need protecting from ladies either nekkid or not!

Hope to see you there.

Love

Richard


28 Nov 05 - 12:05 PM (#1615571)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: John MacKenzie

I think it was just the last single room, and not the last room Richard!
Giok


28 Nov 05 - 12:20 PM (#1615578)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: MudGuard

Richard, I disagree. THAT person was definitely NOT a lady!

About Barholm being full with just me in it: there will be about 20% less of me than last year ...


28 Nov 05 - 02:08 PM (#1615641)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Leadfingers

Assuming you dont want to share a room at the hostel , Adairs is just round the corner (Stayed there myself last year) with excellent breakfast and NOT expensive . Fiddlers Green is another option , a little more per night , but VERY handy for the sessions !!


28 Nov 05 - 02:28 PM (#1615654)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: John MacKenzie

I will work on those Terry, it just depends what Linda wants for single occupation of a double room, if she has one available that is.
G.


01 Dec 05 - 06:08 AM (#1617940)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: John MacKenzie

Right Linda has a bouble room with en-suite available at £40 per night, bit more than I want to pay. What price are the other places,like Adair's and the Fiddler's?
Giok


01 Dec 05 - 06:17 AM (#1617945)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: John MacKenzie

BTW the hyperlink next to Adairs on your Blog doesn't help Dr Phibes [Franks Mum?]
Giok


02 Dec 05 - 05:17 AM (#1618308)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: John MacKenzie

Freshener


02 Dec 05 - 11:55 AM (#1618619)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Leadfingers

John - Last year Adairs was £3 more a night than Barholme !! Worth miving Mrs Adair a bell !!


02 Dec 05 - 12:24 PM (#1618643)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: John MacKenzie

Right room booked in Adairs for 3 nights, better see about big silver bird now!
G.


02 Dec 05 - 12:43 PM (#1618657)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: John MacKenzie

Flight booked arrive Belfast Intn'l at 16:25 on the 3rd. Who will be around to give me a lift??
Giok


02 Dec 05 - 02:34 PM (#1618743)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: MudGuard

I think Terry is landing about the same time - and he might have one empty seat (only on the way TO Portaferry - on the way back I have "booked" that seat).


02 Dec 05 - 02:36 PM (#1618746)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: John MacKenzie

Pick on somebody your own size!!
G.


02 Dec 05 - 03:38 PM (#1618790)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: MudGuard

???


02 Dec 05 - 03:48 PM (#1618792)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: skarpi

I am out , sorry it ´s no way I can come , work,work and more work
sniff......!!!!!!

I ´ll be with you all in my mind ,
be good ,
all the best Skarpi Iceland.


02 Dec 05 - 03:49 PM (#1618793)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: MudGuard

So sorry you can't come, Skarpi - you will be missed.

Can you at least send Rosa? ;-)


02 Dec 05 - 04:07 PM (#1618807)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: skarpi

She´ll be playing with me on a feastfestival with shark and hardfish and brennivin and other stuff

nammmmm

Al the best Skarpi Iceland.


02 Dec 05 - 04:21 PM (#1618819)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Peter K (Fionn)

Just posted in last year's thread by mistake, and inadvertently revived it. Ignore it. Now I'm posting here to put this one back above it!


02 Dec 05 - 07:12 PM (#1618916)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: John MacKenzie

Helgi is no longer with the band Peter!
G.


03 Dec 05 - 04:27 PM (#1619459)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Peter K (Fionn)

I still think he should return to Portaferry. Perhaps going it alone he'll do a Robbie Williams.


03 Dec 05 - 04:38 PM (#1619461)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: skarpi

who Helgi ?????


03 Dec 05 - 04:42 PM (#1619463)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: skarpi

Robbie Williams ?????

My dear friend Peter are you feelin alright ?

All the best Skarpi Iceland.


04 Dec 05 - 04:45 PM (#1619929)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: John MacKenzie

Freshmint


04 Dec 05 - 09:44 PM (#1620115)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Effsee

Giok, I'll be on the same flight, want any pies?


05 Dec 05 - 04:45 AM (#1620239)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: John MacKenzie

Just 6 to be going on with thanks, yum yum Scotch Mutton Pies from Johnston's of Thurso
Funny blog about Thurso, which is on the north coast of Scotland, with John O' Groats on one side, and Dounreay Nuclear Power station on the other. A place of few trees and wet winters, but with its own stark beauty, and judging by the blog, little to offer the local youth.
Giok


05 Dec 05 - 03:51 PM (#1620548)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Peter K (Fionn)

Skarpi, only in the sense that no-one rated Robbie's chances of a solo career when the band split.


05 Dec 05 - 09:54 PM (#1620848)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Effsee

Giok, half a doz it is then, will any make it to NI?
The Blog chappie is obviously in a love/hate relationship with his home town. Dounreay was a Nuclear Research Establishment BTW, now sadly being decommisssioned, just when we're realising that Nuclear is the way to go!


13 Dec 05 - 05:42 PM (#1626698)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: MudGuard

A pint of Guinness to refresh this thread ;-)


13 Dec 05 - 06:08 PM (#1626722)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: John MacKenzie

Prost!!


13 Dec 05 - 07:23 PM (#1626784)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Skipjack K8

Well, I never. Just when I was rolling out my plans to attend, Mrs S went and got herself a life, and booked a weekend away. Sadly, I'm not on the guestlist, and have to stay home and look after Skipjack Towers and provide commestibles and taxi services for teenage people.

It's a bit of a bugger, but I cannae come this year. I'll make sure I bushwack the Eurogather weekend in the household diary.

Sorry, mates.


13 Dec 05 - 07:28 PM (#1626788)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: John MacKenzie

Sod you then, see if we care!! {bloody wimmin!]
Giok



We'll miss you really Skip.


13 Dec 05 - 07:58 PM (#1626815)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Leadfingers

It wont be quite the same without you Greg ! Just think - In Two Months it willl be all over till 2007 !!


14 Dec 05 - 03:22 PM (#1627379)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: MudGuard

Greg, can't you chain Mrs. S. into some dark dungeon in Skipjack towers (e.g. the one accessible from the toilet next to the kitchen ;-) ?
And put all the teenage people in the same dungeon to keep her company ...


14 Dec 05 - 06:15 PM (#1627492)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: John MacKenzie

Chaining her up isn't punishment Andy, but putting the kids in there with her; THAT'S punishment.
Giok
[Handcuffs can be fun!!]


15 Dec 05 - 10:13 AM (#1627797)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: mooman

Hi Greg,

Could you not cause The Good Mrs S to have her weekend away in Portaferry? There she could walk for hours in the fresh country air with The Good Lady McM and they could have interesting in-depth chats and analyses about the inutility of husbands and the latters' collections of musical instrument in general.

All good wishes for the forthcoming Season of Inebriation!

Richard


15 Dec 05 - 10:22 AM (#1627804)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: John MacKenzie

I still need to know if someone can give me a lift back to Belfast International on Monday, as Terry's spare seat is pre-booked by Andy. I will hire a car if necessary, but I need to know what's happening.
Giok


15 Dec 05 - 10:26 AM (#1627816)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: mooman

Would if I could Giok but I'm going in t'other direction.

Richard


15 Dec 05 - 02:09 PM (#1628074)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: MudGuard

Giok, Micca and Khatt will have to get back to the airport as well - maybe you can share a taxi with them ... (I will do so on the way TO Portaferry ...)


15 Dec 05 - 02:24 PM (#1628089)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: John MacKenzie

Good thinking Andy.
G. ☺


16 Dec 05 - 07:38 AM (#1628655)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Letty

I'm very sorry people, but I cannot make it either. My father is coming over that very weekend, but has to get the early morning flight home on the Sunday. As I have to work on the Friday, it'd mean a 6/7-hour drive up on the Saturday, one evening's entertainment and then back again in the middle of the night = really not enough time to enjoy Portaferry and your lovely company. Plus I'm having difficulties placing my dog that weekend...
Bummer.

Letty


16 Dec 05 - 10:00 AM (#1628741)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: GUEST,catsPHiddle@work

Giok

You are more than welcome to share a taxi with Micca and I back to the airport on the Monday.


16 Dec 05 - 10:03 AM (#1628742)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: John MacKenzie

Wilco your ladyship!
G


18 Dec 05 - 02:21 PM (#1630106)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Fibula Mattock

Aw dammit, companies will be missed. LtS, Manitas and Letty - you were the core party animals of last year, stalwarts of every session - how will we do it without yez?


18 Dec 05 - 02:28 PM (#1630116)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: MudGuard

Fib, can you tell us the dates of the two birthdays? Somehow I lost the entries in my calendar software ...


18 Dec 05 - 02:31 PM (#1630118)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Fibula Mattock

Okay Andy: once more with feeling!

my birthday: 3rd Feb
Bassic's birthday: 5th Feb
PARTY: 4th Feb


:-)


18 Dec 05 - 02:56 PM (#1630136)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Leadfingers

And Chaos all three days !!


18 Dec 05 - 03:05 PM (#1630139)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: MudGuard

Thx, Fib!
I am disappointed. I thought it was party from 3rd to 5th ... ;-)


22 Dec 05 - 12:57 PM (#1633050)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Letty

OK, my father has rebooked his flight, so we may be coming after all, depending on availability of dog-friendly accommodation (self-catering?), as we'll go hiking first. Any tips?

Letty


22 Dec 05 - 07:51 PM (#1633391)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Leadfingers

Letty - Bring the dog with you ! I'll help with taking the mutt for a walk ! ANYthing to get you back to Loughstock!! (But I DO like dogs anyway)


23 Dec 05 - 09:21 AM (#1633753)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Maryrrf

I love dogs too! Bring the doggie!


24 Dec 05 - 03:23 PM (#1634687)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Susanne (skw)

Letty, your father is a really nice man! I'd have helped to walk the dog too, but I definitely need to be at home around that time. Still hoping to be able to make Cork in May, though.

Hope you'll all have a merry Christmas with lots and lots of gift CDs to talk about ...


30 Dec 05 - 02:16 AM (#1637198)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: MudGuard

Will there be a raffle? (i.e.: will I have to think about what to bring as a raffle price?)


30 Dec 05 - 04:12 AM (#1637211)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: mooman

Andreas,

Is it not time to start your customary headcount and automatic rundown to Loughstock Fourscore?

Happy New Year!

Richard


04 Jan 06 - 06:22 AM (#1640996)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: mooman

Feresh!

Less than a month to go!

Andy! The countdown polease!

Peace

Richard


04 Jan 06 - 06:38 PM (#1641360)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Susanne (skw)

Richard, your spelling is appalling! I'm sure you meant to write:

Andy! The countdown police!

Happy new year to you all!


16 Jan 06 - 06:35 AM (#1649420)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Fibula Mattock

Refresh!

In absence of Andy's countdown:

T minus 18 days


16 Jan 06 - 06:46 AM (#1649422)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Fibula Mattock

Okay, and the headcount of sorts:

Leadfingers
Cat and Micca
Bassic and rockchick (and more?)
Mudguard
The McMoos
Peter K and Whitetiger
eoin o' buadhaigh
John Giok MacKenzie
maryrrf
Letty (I hope!)
Herge and Co
Philippa, hopefully
The Bangor Collective
me + bloke + 5 or 6 others of a non-folk bent (how their lives will change.... mwhahahaha)
Portaferry people
My parents and my sis and her mad mates

who've I missed...?


16 Jan 06 - 07:08 AM (#1649426)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: GUEST,Giok @ El Greko's

Frank Mills?
G


16 Jan 06 - 07:52 AM (#1649442)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Effsee

ME!


16 Jan 06 - 08:08 AM (#1649450)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: GUEST,Giok @ El Greko's

Better make that a dozen Frank!
Giok


16 Jan 06 - 08:10 AM (#1649451)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Fibula Mattock

Okay, updated list!

Leadfingers
Cat and Micca
Bassic and rockchick (and more?)
Mudguard
The McMoos
Peter K and Whitetiger
eoin o' buadhaigh
John Giok MacKenzie
maryrrf
Letty (I hope!)
Herge and Co
Philippa, hopefully
Effsee
The Bangor Collective
me + bloke + Frank Mills + 5 or 6 others of a non-folk bent (how their lives will change.... mwhahahaha)
Portaferry people
My parents and my sis and her mad mates


16 Jan 06 - 08:16 AM (#1649457)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Letty

Will come with my father (Abe) if we manage to find dog-friendly accommodation (B&B?). Will have to look into that this week. He'll be bringing his guitar, I think!
What would you like for your birthday Kate (materialistically)?


Letty


16 Jan 06 - 09:04 AM (#1649491)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Leadfingers

Claymore was threatening to come , but not confirmed !


16 Jan 06 - 01:59 PM (#1649661)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: MudGuard

I repeat: to raffle or not to raffle, that's the question ...

Sorry for the missing countdown, lots to do - and I didn't think I was the only one able to count ...


16 Jan 06 - 02:55 PM (#1649690)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Leadfingers

We were leaving it to Teutonic Efficiency Andy !


16 Jan 06 - 03:40 PM (#1649694)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Jeri

I really wish I could get over there, but will have to settle for crime scene photos and eye-witness reports.


16 Jan 06 - 04:04 PM (#1649701)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Leadfingers

Jeri - It would be nice to get a few transpondrs over ! We will send Mary back to do some missionary work !


16 Jan 06 - 08:24 PM (#1649851)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Maryrrf

Yes when I get back I'll tell of the glories of Portaferry (I hope) and maybe we can convince some more folks from the USA to join in. Northern Ireland in February sounds so....enticing. You can add my friend Andrew Connell from Scotland to the list. He's not a Mudcatter (computer broke down a couple of years ago and he hasn't replaced it) but he'll be there. He writes songs and plays a bit of whistle and guitar.


16 Jan 06 - 09:45 PM (#1649916)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Effsee

What, only one dozen Giok?


17 Jan 06 - 07:12 AM (#1650105)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Peter K (Fionn)

Letty, won't they let the dog in at Barholm?


17 Jan 06 - 07:24 AM (#1650108)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Fibula Mattock

Ha! Maryrrf - NI in February is bloody freezing, not enticing!

Letty, teach me a tune for my birthday. I haven't picked up the fiddle in months and months. I'm trying to get back into it sloooooowly, but illness, work and dancing distracted me somewhat.


17 Jan 06 - 04:14 PM (#1650397)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Peter K (Fionn)

Fibs, Portaferry in Feb will be a model of temperate moderation! But I've just had a call from a guy in Fairbanks, and it's freezing there - the sun's still not quite making it up to the horizon. And it was ten below zero (celsius) in Banja Luka last Monday. We don't know we're born.... (Where you from, Maryrrf? Not Maine or some such, by any chance?)


17 Jan 06 - 09:16 PM (#1650584)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Maryrrf

I am from Virginia where it does get kind of cold sometimes but the skies are generally sunny and bright. I was kidding, guys, I know it's going to be cold and probably wet in Northern Ireland in February, and a lot of my friends think I'm nuts for going at such a time (they mostly head the other way - towards the Caribbean Islands or Mexico, and would only think of going to Ireland in Spring or Summer). But I am hoping Barholm is well heated and that there will be nice roaring fireplaces in some of the pubs. I have been in Scotland in February and am figuring N.I. would be much the same, climatewise at that time of year. Even though I'm a born and bred southern girl, I think I can handle it.


18 Jan 06 - 02:53 PM (#1651070)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Peter K (Fionn)

Russia has cut supplies to Bosnia (still -10C) as it hits -30C in Moscow. Very mild here in Sherwood Forest today - but an east wind would soon change that! Whatever - there will certainly be roaring fires in the Portaferry bars.

"...and we drew the circle wide
Round Andy Lemon's cheerful blaze..."


18 Jan 06 - 03:54 PM (#1651116)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: MudGuard

Yes, there are fires in the Portaferry pubs - as White Tiger will be able to confirm they are needed to throw gold chains into them ... ;-)


18 Jan 06 - 06:55 PM (#1651209)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Leadfingers

Mary - I am sure there will be queue to keep you warm ,if it gets too cold !


19 Jan 06 - 12:55 AM (#1651384)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Seamus Kennedy

Have a great time youse guys.
Fibs, say hi to Jim Dumigan for me if you see him.

Seamus


19 Jan 06 - 08:51 AM (#1651534)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: GUEST,maryrrf

Hmm..a queue waiting to keep me warm. I'll have to keep that in mind. Gorgeous sunny day here in Virginia. Only a light jacket is needed.


19 Jan 06 - 10:18 AM (#1651577)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: mooman

Hi Mary,

You won't need a coat or a fire to keep you warm after five or six hours in Dumigan's (or Fiddler's) with 30+ musicians playing away!

Peace

moo


19 Jan 06 - 11:23 AM (#1651616)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: John MacKenzie

I know of a warm Scotsman who is always available
G. ¦¬] ☺


19 Jan 06 - 05:31 PM (#1651657)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: MudGuard

Gorgeous sunny day here in Virginia. Only a light jacket is needed.

You need a light jacket although the sun is shining? Is the sun dark in Virginia? ;-)

a warm Scotsman - ein warmer Schotte? You know the second meaning of "warm" in German?


Btw, will there be a raffle?


19 Jan 06 - 05:32 PM (#1651659)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: White tiger

Mudguard I liked that reference to last years Portaferry!! ;-)
And I can't wait till Portaferry. Fun, fun, fun!!! Woohoo. No mum. Sorry I'm relishing the thought of freedom!!lol
See yas all soon!!
Sorcha
XXX


19 Jan 06 - 07:40 PM (#1651785)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Maryrrf

Ha Ha good pun, Mudgard.

Ja, ich weiss genau was "warm" bedeutet auf Deutsch! But I don't think that was Giok's meaning!


20 Jan 06 - 07:18 PM (#1652360)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Susanne (skw)

Andy, you're way out of date! I haven't heard that expression in years, not even from my 'warm' friends!


20 Jan 06 - 07:23 PM (#1652370)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Maryrrf

I remember it from my student days in Heidelberg back in the seventies - must have been current back then. I guess that tells you I'm no spring chicken.


24 Jan 06 - 02:05 AM (#1654702)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: MudGuard

10


24 Jan 06 - 08:23 AM (#1654706)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: John MacKenzie

D'ye think ye'll remember yer 30th birthday Dr Primula Flintlock?
OH YES SHE WILL!!!!!!!

Giok ☺☻


24 Jan 06 - 10:36 AM (#1654825)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Fibula Mattock

Er, yes, probably, since I barely touch alcohol these days!
However, I may splash out on some expensive champagne (if it can be found in the locale) :)


25 Jan 06 - 02:44 AM (#1655244)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: MudGuard

9


25 Jan 06 - 04:17 AM (#1655263)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: John MacKenzie

nein!

G.


26 Jan 06 - 09:24 AM (#1655910)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: John MacKenzie

ANDY!!!!!!!!!!!


26 Jan 06 - 04:47 PM (#1656180)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: MudGuard

8ung! ;-)










(whenever I tried from midnight to now Mudcat only gave me an error page ...)


26 Jan 06 - 06:18 PM (#1656227)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: MudGuard

7

(Giok, was ergibt sieben mal sieben? ;-))


26 Jan 06 - 06:57 PM (#1656240)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: John MacKenzie

Sex is next, whoopeee!!
G.


27 Jan 06 - 09:36 AM (#1656426)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Fibula Mattock

I have one week left of being in my twenties   :(
On the upside, I'm told life begins at 40!


27 Jan 06 - 03:31 PM (#1656647)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Eric the Viking

Hello All.


After a long silence, it comes as no suprise to know I won't be able to make it.Though I'd dearly love to be there. Many other factors have come into play this past year, such as number 1 daughter getting more and more TV work, having more and more performing arts classes, rehearsals etc. This has two effects; firstly monetary. Freja is talented and needs all the help a parent should be able to give at what ever the cost.Secondly, time... the number of nights and evenings and now days spent being taxi driver to and fro leave little time for other things, especially if Dawn is working on a different set in a different area. The above and the trip to ride the roller coasters the week after means it is impossible to be with you................. so


Fibs and Bassic, have a wonderful birthday celebration between you. My best wishes to all of you and have a really great time.

Cheers


27 Jan 06 - 07:42 PM (#1656751)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: MudGuard

Half a dozen ;-)


28 Jan 06 - 06:38 AM (#1656976)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Leadfingers

This time next week we will all be in Fiddlers Green for the first lunchtime session !!!


28 Jan 06 - 10:33 AM (#1657060)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Fibula Mattock

Eric, you will be missed. I was hoping to hear - and learn - that rude song you do ("which one?", sez he). You make sure Freja hits the big time and looks after you in your old and decrepit age!
It's a pity there's people wot can't make it. Who the hell is going to lead us in Sarf Australia if the fragrant lard meister ain't there either?

My mates from Bristol will have to dress up as the missing Catters. They're already slightly bemused because when they phoned the hostel they were given the names of a pile of people they'd never heard of before. They don't quite know what to expect, except for my long-suffering beloved who has been to Portaferry and has been made to set dance, and has been subjected to entire mp3 players full of fiddle tunes. I'm suprised he's agreed to go!


28 Jan 06 - 10:41 AM (#1657065)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: John MacKenzie

All for the love of Talullah Flintlock, I'm sure he thinks you're worth it Doc.
G.


28 Jan 06 - 10:47 AM (#1657071)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Fibula Mattock

har har, how did you know Tallulah Flinlock is my stage name Giok!? That's for my job at the burlesque house though.


28 Jan 06 - 12:12 PM (#1657102)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: John MacKenzie

I knew it was either that or Hula Hula Buttock you worked nights in the Burly Q under.
G.



















I shall probably live to regret these flights of fancy!


28 Jan 06 - 01:40 PM (#1657134)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Fibula Mattock

Hula Hula Buttock is the name I travel under with my partner, Frank Mills. Easyjet passenger lists will verify this.


28 Jan 06 - 01:48 PM (#1657141)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: John MacKenzie

Shall I bring my lawn mower then?
G


28 Jan 06 - 06:53 PM (#1657319)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: MudGuard

Fünf. Cinque. Quince. Cinco. Pende. Five.


29 Jan 06 - 10:38 AM (#1657364)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Bassic

Oh dear, I can feel old age creeping up on me rapidly!! ;-) We, (RC and I) arriving Belfast by EasyJet from Liverpool friday lunchtime. Have a Fiesta booked from there so anyone in need of a lift let us know. Return flight on Monday late morning. Sadly my 2 mates that were coming are now doubtful, hense the switch from ferry to air. See you in the pub or the hostel friday tea time. :-)


29 Jan 06 - 11:17 AM (#1657386)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Fibula Mattock

Hurrah! We are 80!


29 Jan 06 - 12:18 PM (#1657404)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: John MacKenzie

Nous somme quatre vingt. N'est pas?
Giok ☺


29 Jan 06 - 02:47 PM (#1657465)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: MudGuard

Quatre vins pour moi, s'il vous plaît


29 Jan 06 - 03:07 PM (#1657481)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Maryrrf

Will there be a raffle? If so I will bring along some Virginia bourbon.


29 Jan 06 - 03:10 PM (#1657482)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Micca

If ever there was a reason to Have a raffle........


29 Jan 06 - 03:13 PM (#1657483)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: John MacKenzie

Make that two bottles, or two bottles of George Dickel 12, and I will happily pay whatever it costs, it is my preferred tipple, and I can't buy it here. Only joking Mary; yes a bottle of something like that would go down well for the Mudcat raffle.

Giok


29 Jan 06 - 03:32 PM (#1657493)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Maryrrf

Well, it's a small bottle of a bourbon called "Virginia Gentleman". I don't know much about bourbon myself but it's what a lot of people drink around here.


29 Jan 06 - 04:06 PM (#1657512)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: John MacKenzie

Sounds good to me Mary, the most important thing to bring is yourself. See you Friday.
Giok


29 Jan 06 - 06:18 PM (#1657545)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: skarpi

HAlló all ,


i wish i could be in Portaferry on the 4
but I will in my mind.

all the best Skarpi Iceland


29 Jan 06 - 06:27 PM (#1657556)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Liz the Squeak

Enjoy it all folks, think of us sitting at home.... being forced to go to parties and eat sausage rolls instead of egg and onion sarnies....


Oh, and Post 250, by the way.

LTS


30 Jan 06 - 11:55 AM (#1657790)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Emma B

.......but.....will there be any chocolate?

p.s. Bassic are you on flight 605 at 13.05 0n Friday?


30 Jan 06 - 01:03 PM (#1657867)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: rock chick

Hi Emma

Yes Bassic and I are on flight 605, may see you on board then ;-)


30 Jan 06 - 06:55 PM (#1658187)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Susanne (skw)

Sounds good, everything! I'd have loved to be there - another year, maybe. Things being what they are like, I can only wish everybody a very enjoyable birthday party and Fibs and Bassic all the best for many years to come. See you again some other time.


31 Jan 06 - 09:49 AM (#1658267)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: GUEST,Brendy

Not this year, I'm afraid, folks... But give Big Neil my best regards, Fionn... ;.)

Have a very much good-un, y'all

B.


31 Jan 06 - 05:08 PM (#1658500)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: MudGuard

Three


01 Feb 06 - 01:59 AM (#1658746)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: MudGuard

Two(-morrow I will start)


01 Feb 06 - 12:55 PM (#1659215)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Leadfingers

Tonight , Uxbridge , tomorrow Maidenhead , Friday PORTAFERRY !!!!


01 Feb 06 - 03:37 PM (#1659394)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: rock chick

Tonight Kent, tomorrow Hull, Friday Liverpool............................then Portaferry ;o)))))))))


02 Feb 06 - 01:59 AM (#1659880)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: MudGuard

One night stands
















between now and our meeting ;-)

cu all tomorrow!


02 Feb 06 - 05:14 AM (#1659937)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: John MacKenzie

Avrio
G.


02 Feb 06 - 09:41 AM (#1660054)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Letty

Abe and I are going to pay a visit too, but still looking for B&B allowing dog. Will phone around tonight. Almost certain that we're there though!

See y'all,

Letty


02 Feb 06 - 10:13 AM (#1660076)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: mooman

Don't forget Strangford village Letty (other side of ferry crossing) if there's nothing in Portaferry (I'm sure there will be though).

Looking forward to see you and Abe again (not forgetting your dog!)

Richard


02 Feb 06 - 10:30 AM (#1660092)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: GUEST

Brendy, I guess you meant Nigel, not Neil, but you got the big bit right! Ssw your one-time neighbour ard mhacha today btw, and he asked me to say hellow to you, Brendy, plus Kate and everyone else.

Gordon, Pal will be arriving at Aldergrove at 1pm Friday (via easyJet from Luton I should think). I've arranged to meet her there, but it might be handier if you could do the honours, if she's happy with that. Would you have room in the car or has Emma already booked the ride? (In case you'v forgotten, you met Pal at the Plaistow session with Kendall & Co a year or two ago.)


02 Feb 06 - 10:32 AM (#1660094)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Peter K (Fionn)

Whoopss - forgot to log in! The previous message was from me.


02 Feb 06 - 10:52 AM (#1660103)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: John MacKenzie

Well Emma has a lift with me Peter so Gordon should have a space, unless somebody else has got their name down.
Giok


02 Feb 06 - 11:01 AM (#1660112)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Emma B

I should be arriving via Easyjet from Liverpool at 13.55 and will have to wait a couple of hours for John so if your friend has even more time to kill Peter perhaps she would like to look out for me - 5ft 1" with longish chestnut hair (and a "new" pensioner :( - it hurt to say that!)


02 Feb 06 - 11:21 AM (#1660131)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Peter K (Fionn)

Emma, if Pal scores a lift with Gordon (Bassic) and Rock Chick, she'll be leaving as soon as you arrive!


02 Feb 06 - 11:30 AM (#1660138)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Peter K (Fionn)

Gordon, I've sent you a PM - hope you see it in time!


02 Feb 06 - 12:16 PM (#1660184)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Catherine Jayne

Micca, myself and Andy are sharing a car with Gordon and Rock Chick. We arrive an hour before them but will be waiting for them to land!

Not long to go now!

See you all tomorrow


02 Feb 06 - 12:23 PM (#1660196)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: John MacKenzie

No room for Pal then, I shall have one space but won't arrive till 16:30, Stll Emma will be hanging about so company is available if required.
Giok


02 Feb 06 - 06:20 PM (#1660486)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: An Pluiméir Ceolmhar

Hope y'all have a ball.

I really meant to make it this year, but with work, family visits etc. didn't get my donkey in gear in time. Just as well, in the event, because Bean Pluiméara has been coughing up the occasional lung for several weeks now and wouldn't have been up for it.

Maybe we'll make it next year, before Loughstock turns into the alternative Willie Week and starts collapsing under its own weight.


02 Feb 06 - 07:11 PM (#1660532)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Leadfingers

ITS TODAY !!! See you all there !!!!!


03 Feb 06 - 02:23 AM (#1660805)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Micca

Well, we are OFF ((Taxi in 1/2 and hour) to pick up MudGuard from the Squeaks and then Stanstead and Belfast, TTFN Y'all, see you sometime Monday when we get back from Portaferry.


03 Feb 06 - 02:38 AM (#1660808)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Catherine Jayne

Yeah!!!I'm packed and ready to go!!!

See you all soon x


03 Feb 06 - 03:17 AM (#1660820)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: John MacKenzie

Here I sit in my dressing gown sipping my morning cup of tea, and taking my meds. What is all the rush for chaps? Slow down, you know the party can't start till I get there!
Giok


03 Feb 06 - 06:53 AM (#1660916)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: GUEST,Fibula in Portaferry

I aim to be in fiddlers about 3 or so, with ma and da and bloke in tow!


03 Feb 06 - 07:24 AM (#1660929)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: John MacKenzie

Keep my pint of lunatic soup warm Fibs, we'll be there about 7 PM, I'm just leaving for the airport.
Giok


03 Feb 06 - 01:42 PM (#1661187)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: ard mhacha

Peter good to see you, and thanks for Songs of Down some great songs included in a very good book.
Hope you all have an enjoyable weekend of music.


03 Feb 06 - 01:57 PM (#1661197)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: ard mhacha

Peter, I can`t get through to your PM, I have a few items to send on.
Are you still living in the same Newark address?, let me know and I will post them out.


04 Feb 06 - 05:15 PM (#1661630)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: ard mhacha

refresh


06 Feb 06 - 05:40 PM (#1663139)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: MudGuard

Made it safely home - hope everyone else did so as well. More tomorrow ...


07 Feb 06 - 08:22 AM (#1663705)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: MudGuard

Ok, here we go:

Thanks everyone for a lovely weekend!
Some people I want to say special thanks to:

- Kate for organizing the meeting
- Liz, Paul and Phoebe for their hospitality in London
- Khatt (spelling?) for organizing transport from London to Stansted and Belfast to Portaferry
- Gordon and Sheila for sharing the car with Khatt, Micca and me
- Sheila for driving us
- Kate and Gordon for letting us take part in their birthday party
- Khatt, Sheila, EmmaB, Sorcha, ... for preparing a lovely Sunday Dinch (*)
- the clean-up-after-the-dinch-team for guess what
- Micca for the black sheep - I will slaughter it tonight.
- all the musicians and singers for the songs and music
- the two ladies at Barholm for two great breakfasts
- the Portaferry Hotel receptionist for some feckin irish whiskey
- (might be continued when memory is fully restored)

--------------------------------------------------

Now, as requested, the words to the song I performed for Kate:

Sweet Kate who is Fibs

In Portaferry's fair city
where the girls are so pretty
I again set my eyes on sweet Kate who is fibs
As she plays on her fiddle
with a tune in the middle
Crying Guinness, more Guinness
For me, and right now!

More Guinness, more Guinness,
More Guinness, more Guinness,
Crying Guinness, more Guinness,
For me, and right now!

Now she is a nice person,
And sure it's no wonder
For so are her mother and father before
Both are here, with Kate in the middle,
who is holding her fiddle,
Crying Guinness, more Guinness
For me, and right now!

More Guinness, more Guinness,
More Guinness, more Guinness,
Crying Guinness, more Guinness,
For me, and right now!

Now she has a big party
For it's her thirtieth birthday
And Gordon has his fifty-eth as well.
So they both play on their fiddle
with a tune in the middle,
Crying Guinness, more Guinness
For us, and right now!

More Guinness, more Guinness,
More Guinness, more Guinness,
Crying Guinness, more Guinness,
For us, and right now!

-----------------------------------------

And now, as requested not to do ;-), a song especially for EmmaB (SCNR):

I've been a nice lady for many's the year
And I've spent all my time being lovely and dear,
But now I turn nasty, with malice in great store
And I never will play the nice lady no more.

And it's no, nay, never
No, nay, never, no more,
Will I play the nice lady,
No never, no more.

I went down to a B&B house I used to frequent,
Where John McKenzie his night was to spend.
I locked the door, and I slid the bolt tight,
Making sure the poor man would not get inside.

And it's no, nay, never
No, nay, never, no more,
Will I play the nice lady,
No never, no more.

I've got no bad conscience, and wouldn't know why,
As it was cold outside, so Giok wouldn't fry.
He slept in his car, much to his delight,
As he had a very comfortable night.

And it's no, nay, never
No, nay, never, no more,
Will I play the nice lady,
No never, no more.

--------------------------------------------------


I'll start work on the photos later this afternoon ...

--------------------------------------------------

(*) as Brunch is a meal between breakfast time and lunch time, Dinch is a meal between dinner time and lunch time


07 Feb 06 - 08:25 AM (#1663706)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Letty

shouldn't that be a linner then?


07 Feb 06 - 08:33 AM (#1663717)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: MudGuard

Could also be a Lupper or a Sunch ;-)


07 Feb 06 - 08:42 AM (#1663724)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Bassic

Home safe and sound. Thanks to everyone for a grand old time. The cards and pressies were great! For the next week I expect I shall be mostly sleeping. zzzzzzzzzzz


07 Feb 06 - 08:42 AM (#1663726)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Leadfingers

Two Non Native English Speakers who do better with the language than I do !! Its part of what makes Mudcat as good as it is - and weekends like Loughstock so much fun .


07 Feb 06 - 08:52 AM (#1663735)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: MudGuard

Terry, don't be too disappointed, you are a Naive Non-English Squeaker yourself [*] (or do you seriously consider the noises coming out of your mouth as being English?)




[*] the use/non-use of each single letter in this was intentionally! ;-)


07 Feb 06 - 10:11 AM (#1663803)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: GUEST

Leadfingers is quite right - Mudcat certainly draws the cultures together, and it's always noticeable how well others do with English, while we English speakers (on the whole) make such a poor fist of their languages....

In one respect, however, Mudcat is curiously one-dimensional - particularly for a forum conceived to propogate folk and blues:- as far as I have seen so far, in Europe and America, we've all got white faces.

As one of those who pefers tunes to songs, I have to admit the singing was pretty good, not least the woman from Newcastle (Co Down). Mooman pulled off the rare feat of accompanying a song to splendid effect with merely a bodhran - lending support to the few of us who claim that the bodhran is a musical instrument. And Liam was the living proof that a heavy night can make the voice grow stronger.

Who was the guy who did a song-cum-recitation in Fiddlers on Sunday afternoon?


07 Feb 06 - 10:17 AM (#1663809)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Peter K (Fionn)

Re that last guest post (07 Feb 06 - 10:11 AM). I was that guest.. I'm back home to find my cookie's gone.


07 Feb 06 - 11:40 AM (#1663886)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: MudGuard

Peter, speaking of bad English, shouldn't that read "while we English speakers make such a poor fist of our language"? ;-)

Sorry that you don't like the white color of my face - I won't change it for you ;-)

The song plus recitation guy was (iirc) Mudcat member 42 (don't remember real life name ...)


07 Feb 06 - 11:49 AM (#1663893)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: John MacKenzie

We do have at least one black member in Azizi, we have an Australian Aboriginal member in Hilda Fish, so we're not totally monochrome.
I think the person to whom you refer who did the song/recitation was Chris from just north of Belfast, a fine singer. He is in one of my photo's on the report thread so you can confirm my guess or not.
Giok


07 Feb 06 - 12:03 PM (#1663906)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Emma B

Currently (and I suspect for some time to come) there is also one very red-faced catter recently returned from Portaferry and, to avoid any more 'thread creep' of the 'hip-op' kind, I confess to accidentally locking Giok out of his B&B on Saturday night and apologize (once more) for forcing him to spend the night in his car.

No Song Challenge by request please


07 Feb 06 - 12:38 PM (#1663925)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: MudGuard

No Song Challenge by request please

Too late for that ...


07 Feb 06 - 01:36 PM (#1663946)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Micca

Sorry Em, but the song challenge started before we left Portaferry.

(to tune of "Oh Dear what can the matter be")
Chorous
Oh dear what can the matter be
poor old Giok locked out of the B&B
slept in the car all thanks to Emma B
who didnt know he was there


the First NOT to come in was Giok McKenzie
Who found the door locked and went into a Frenzy
The car was a compact not a Mercedes Benzy
and nobody knew he was there

Giok stopped off at Devlins for a cuppa tea
and sat for a minute to look at the sea
the B&B door was shut tight as the road at Drumcree
and Nobody Knew he was there

Next day Giok was not very merry
overnight in the car in cold Portaferry
Not even a beer can to use as a jerry
and not very comfy at all


07 Feb 06 - 02:44 PM (#1663985)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Leadfingers

The Recitative performer is indeed Chris - an old mate of Maryrrf - Didnt realise HE was '42' - And that was a good song/recitation !


07 Feb 06 - 05:14 PM (#1664038)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: MudGuard

Photos are on the way to Jeff - now you'll have to wait for them to appear on the event photo page


17 Feb 06 - 11:55 AM (#1671187)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: forty two

A quick HI to those new friends I met at Portaferry, although I was only able to drop in for a few hours on Sunday. This has got to be the first time I have posted on Mudcat for a couple of years. Thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and sorry I couldn't stay longer. Now I'm back I'll keep in touch a wee bit more often.

I enjoyed singing/reciting THE ROARING BABY. First time I'd done it in quite a few months - it remains one of my fabourites and I'm glad it has raised a smile.

Thanks again for the craic.


17 Feb 06 - 07:20 PM (#1671505)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Maryrrf

It was great seeing you, Chris - So glad you could make it! Your singing was in fine form, just as good as ever. I had a difficult trip back to the US - got caught in a huge snowstorm and had to sleep on a cold floor at Newark airport overnight. It was worth it, though. I really enjoyed Portaferry and will try and make it next year, too. Geoff and Mom send their regards.


18 Feb 06 - 02:24 PM (#1672100)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Joe Offer

refresh


18 Feb 06 - 02:49 PM (#1672117)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: MudGuard

Joe, thanks for refreshing - do you have access to the photo pages? Jeff did not react to my mail with photos (about 11 days ago) and also didn't answer my PM (about 3 days ago) ...


19 Feb 06 - 07:32 AM (#1672699)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: Peter K (Fionn)

Also, Joe, there was a successor thread floating around somewhere. Maybe it could all be brought together here?

MudGuard, how refreshing to see someone claiming that 300th post without the slightest fuss. And example to Leadfingers - when he wakes up!


19 Feb 06 - 01:16 PM (#1672985)
Subject: RE: Loughstock 4-score (N. Irish meet)
From: MudGuard

Peter, I read Mudcat from the "New Messages since last visit" page - which does not show the number of posts in a thread - so I do not notice (and I do not care) which number my post will have ...