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New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott

02 Dec 06 - 03:29 PM (#1898490)
Subject: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: Leraud

For numerous years in the past there has been a lunchtime/afternoon session at the Crown in Buntingford. This is no longer an optionj as the landlord and landlady have been to a meeting about the new licencing laws and feel they can no longer have us.

The landlord at the Red Lion in Stanstead Abbotts is keen to have us in his restaurant area, which will not be open for meals on New Year's Day.

Stanstead Abbotts is just off the A10 (you take the A414 Harlow/Chelmsford turnoff and it's about mile from there). Would anyone be interested, before I make a firm committment?

Either reply to this thread or pm me.

All the best

Lynne Heraud


02 Dec 06 - 07:08 PM (#1898680)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: Geordie-Peorgie

Is the landlord ganna hev a regular folk thing ginnin' on or is he just lookin' to fill the space that diners would normally fill and get a few more pints sold on New Years Day??

Very good of him te offer like!!! Honest!!!

What? Cynical? Me?????


03 Dec 06 - 06:59 PM (#1899175)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: Leraud

I asked him. He has a free restaurant every Monday, but as I already run the Waltham Abbey Club on a Monday,it's out of the question for me.


03 Dec 06 - 07:20 PM (#1899197)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: Girl Friday

Aye man ye are a cynic. If you come to this gig you may well see the infamous Tone Deaf Leopard. Is anyone else in that area interested in running anything? Too far from Orpington for us.
Tone Deaf Leopard


04 Dec 06 - 04:51 AM (#1899407)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: Scrump

Bah! I'd love to come, but I'll be up north that day.


04 Dec 06 - 02:52 PM (#1899895)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: Leraud

Well, I've now made a firm committment! It's on.


04 Dec 06 - 03:03 PM (#1899908)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: Herga Kitty

Lynne - worth advertising on Lanfranc's site, I guess?

http://www.folkmusic.org.uk

Kitty


04 Dec 06 - 05:05 PM (#1900012)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: My guru always said

Still undecided as to New Year plans - am vaguely thinking of going somewhere warm for a while. However, if we're around I should think it's odd's on favourite that we'll pop up & join you. Well done Lynne!


04 Dec 06 - 05:23 PM (#1900031)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: Leraud

It would be wonderful to see you.


05 Dec 06 - 04:30 AM (#1900304)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: Keith A of Hertford

I would like to come.
Shame about Buntingford and Reed
Keith.


05 Dec 06 - 07:32 PM (#1901115)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: GUEST,harlowpoet

I intend to be there.

Nice one Lynne


06 Dec 06 - 06:22 PM (#1901932)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: GUEST,halowpoet

Does the pub have a music license, or do we have to get around it by dressing up as morris dancers?


06 Dec 06 - 06:24 PM (#1901937)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: Leraud

Feel free to dress up in what you like. Music licence? No idea dear.


08 Dec 06 - 04:53 PM (#1903852)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: Sparkly_Sheep

Sounds great. What time would this be ish? Id be very happy to come along with Jeanie


09 Dec 06 - 05:10 PM (#1904811)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: Leraud

It will start at 1:00 p.m. Where are you coming from?


09 Dec 06 - 05:12 PM (#1904813)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: jacqui.c

Wish I could be there but it's just a touch too far to travel.

I hope it goes well. Sing a song for me please!


10 Dec 06 - 06:26 PM (#1905723)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: GUEST,harlowpoet

Its just a hop over the pond Jacqui. Sing that song yourself!

Hope you are well.


12 Dec 06 - 04:35 PM (#1907723)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: Sparkly_Sheep

Im coming from Braintree in Essex so its not too far. Probably 30mins. Looking forward to it!


12 Dec 06 - 07:42 PM (#1907928)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: Leadfingers

As I will probably be at a 'Scottish' Hogmanay party (The bastards cancelled the gig) I wont be at all early to bed , But 1 am is a good
start time ! I hope he does a good coffee !!


13 Dec 06 - 07:00 AM (#1908264)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: Jeanie

I'll be there, with my daughter "Sparkly Sheep".

- jeanie


13 Dec 06 - 07:35 AM (#1908283)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: Lanfranc

We hope to be there, too.

Blackmore isn't running that evening, so I'll plug it there next Monday, at the Hertford sessions and on my site so a few other refugees might attend.

The landlord of the Bull at Blackmore is taking the day off, lazy sod!

Alan


13 Dec 06 - 04:55 PM (#1908755)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: Leraud

The more, the merrier! The landlord won't be doing food on that day, so have breakfast.

If you all take paracetomols before you go to bed the night before you should wake up feeling refreshed in desperate for a good sing.

Lynne


13 Dec 06 - 05:11 PM (#1908765)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: McGrath of Harlow

Or stay up. What's a missed night's sleep anyway?


13 Dec 06 - 06:05 PM (#1908816)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: Leraud

A lot, when you're my age. And when you're your age, come to think of it!


13 Dec 06 - 07:44 PM (#1908940)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: GUEST,harlowpoet

Some of us are still up now.

The delights of being young.


26 Dec 06 - 04:24 PM (#1919329)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: GUEST,harlowpoet

Refreshment time


26 Dec 06 - 04:25 PM (#1919330)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: GUEST,harlowpoet

Mines a double


27 Dec 06 - 01:54 PM (#1920005)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: Lanfranc

Going into hospital to have my arm fixed tomorrow (28/12).

Hope to be out in time, but doubt if I'll be able to play much.

Never mind, there's all those unaccompanied songs I seldom sing!

Alan


27 Dec 06 - 02:39 PM (#1920021)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: Leraud

Alan - I hope everything goes well with your arm and look forward to seeing/hearing you on the 1st.

Everybody please not - The pub will not be doing any food.

NEW YEAR'S DAY SONG/MUSIC SESSION

THE RED LION
HIGH STREET
STANSTEAD ABBOTTS
HERTS
SG12 8BU

Starting at 1:00 p.m throughout the afternoon

From the A10 take the A414 Harlow/Chelmsford exit. At roundabout take 3rd exit onto B181. Carry on over mini-roundabout. Over level crossing. Over bridge. Over pedestrian crossing. Red Lion is at end of High Street on the left. Parking at rear.

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU
A warm welcome to all

lynneheraud@yahoo.com


27 Dec 06 - 05:43 PM (#1920117)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: GUEST,harlowpoet

This is the link on Multimap

Hope it goes well in hospital Alan. Maybe you'll be all right to perform the full acapella version of the okie cokie?


28 Dec 06 - 03:12 AM (#1920361)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: Keith A of Hertford

Best wishes Alan.
Mary and Keith.


28 Dec 06 - 03:31 AM (#1920364)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: Keith A of Hertford

Accompanied singing is overated anyway.
It will never catch on.


30 Dec 06 - 08:49 AM (#1922128)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: GUEST,harlowpoet

Any word on the arm Alan?


30 Dec 06 - 09:13 AM (#1922144)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: jacqui.c

Yes, Alan - inquiring minds need to know.


30 Dec 06 - 12:26 PM (#1922287)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: Lanfranc

Hi

Thanks for the concern, gang. I'm out, a bit battered and woozy after the op, with a left arm that is back to having just one elbow joint again but which has a new fissure from elbow to shoulder held together by 40-odd little metal staples and a bruise that has started to change from black to a fetching shade of brown.

Fitting my new titanium humerus reinforcement took a while longer this time, because they had to remove the one that got bent in the accident and dig the bits of broken screw out of the bone. However, I have more mobility in my arm today than I had yesterday, which is an obvious improvement. I'm under medical instruction not to try to play guitar until I have my post-op visit to the clinic on 8th January, and driving is still a no-no for several weeks and sailing for even longer. Hope I get a pretty physiotherapist!

Practising "Sir Patrick Spens" and an a capella version of "A Hard Rain" in the hope of making it along on Monday afternoon. You have been warned!

Alan


30 Dec 06 - 12:50 PM (#1922304)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: GUEST,visitor

Are folk welcome to just pop in? I'm local and like live music but to be honest I just found this via Google...


30 Dec 06 - 12:59 PM (#1922308)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: Keith A of Hertford

It just a session in a pub visitor.
Anyone can come.
Do you know what to expect?


30 Dec 06 - 01:31 PM (#1922334)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: GUEST,visitor

Well, have been to one or two folk clubs elsewhere, so assume singing and music by whoever is brave enough to perform/knows the words. That about right? I just wanted to check it wasn't more akin to a friends' get-together, that's all.

Would it be OK to bring teenage children - promise they'll behave, even if the younger one, being high-functioning autistic, is a bit apt to chatter on in a monotone unless warned - he does like folk music though, and sat through a three and a half hour session at Walthamstow Folk Club with only the occasional faux pas.


01 Jan 07 - 04:08 PM (#1924230)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: GUEST,harlowpoet

Well that was a cracking session to start the year off. I counted people from Essex, Herts, Surrey and Kent in an overflowing room.

Great singing and music. Excellent one Lynne


01 Jan 07 - 08:29 PM (#1924395)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: Leraud

Thank you to everyone who came along and made it such a happy occasion.

XXX


01 Jan 07 - 08:48 PM (#1924404)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: Lanfranc

That looked like a great session!

Couldn't stay because the room was full to busting by the time we got there and I was feeling a tad fragile. Went home and slept for six hours!

Good job I didn't stay, I can only snore in A flat (preferably ours!).

Happy New Year, Lynne & Co - see you soon, I hope.

Alan


02 Jan 07 - 07:19 AM (#1924641)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: My guru always said

Another excellent session organised by Lynne. So glad we dropped in on our way home, lovely to see so many people but missed hearing Les Sullivan and Pat Turner as we arrived fairly late. Thanks for all your hard work Lynne (and the tea)


02 Jan 07 - 10:25 AM (#1924777)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: Keith A of Hertford

Worcester and Wiltshire were represented too.
Perfect afternoon.
Thanks,
Keith.


02 Jan 07 - 01:53 PM (#1924927)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: Keith A of Hertford

Visitor,
I think I may have spotted your family.
Hope you enjoyed.
Keith.


03 Jan 07 - 12:31 PM (#1925717)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: SharonA

The Stanstead Abbotts? Sorry, no relation.

*big grin*

Happy new year, all!


Sharon Abbott


03 Jan 07 - 02:38 PM (#1925814)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: Scrump

'Ere, what about the Stanstead IPAs then?

...I'll get me coat.


03 Jan 07 - 03:25 PM (#1925859)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: Leraud

The Landlord or the Red Lion was most apologetic about the IPA running out. I had told him there would only be 15 to 30 people and there were in excess of 60. Next time we'll know .................


03 Jan 07 - 08:17 PM (#1926037)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: Girl Friday

Thought there was about 60 there, but people came and went a lot.(Especially when the IPA ran out) . Keith, those teenagers that you spotted...... they were with The Leopards.


04 Jan 07 - 02:18 AM (#1926237)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: Leraud

There was another teenager there as well, hovering in the door for a while.


04 Jan 07 - 02:47 AM (#1926245)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: GUEST,harlowpoet

That was me. I sat down mostly though


04 Jan 07 - 05:07 AM (#1926284)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: Keith A of Hertford

I was thinking of the lad at the door with Mum and Dad.
I would have said hello but it was so packed.


04 Jan 07 - 01:26 PM (#1926589)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: The Unicorn Man

If I knew the I.P.A was going to run out, (if it's Green King that is) I would hve made a bigger evert to turn up. If I was the landlord, I would have said sorry for serving I.P.A. (Not that I would serve it of course) Sorry I missed it, see you soon.


05 Jan 07 - 09:14 PM (#1927863)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: Girl Friday

When the I.P.A. (Yes, it was Greene King,) ran out there was John Smith's and Guinness, and no doubt, some lager. Not the stuff for those of us real ale drinkers, though I do enjoy a Guinness, but prefer Murphy's.


09 Jan 07 - 01:49 PM (#1931578)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: The Unicorn Man

If only I WAS there Girl Friday. I would have sold you some of my YUMMY real ale from my camper van. MMMMMM. (may even have given you some.) OOOOO. Until next time.


10 Jan 07 - 07:14 AM (#1932189)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: Scrump

Unicorn Man, I agree - serving GK IPA should be against the law. If a pub has any other real ale (except Abbot, Old Speckled Hen or Ruddles County, which I also avoid on principle) I would drink that instead. But in this case, it would have to be Guinness.


10 Jan 07 - 11:09 AM (#1932362)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: The Unicorn Man

Well I always have my own supply in my camper van, just incase of any such emergencys. Every time I go over a sleeping policeman I can hear the lovely sound of chinckling bottles of yummy ale.


10 Jan 07 - 11:13 AM (#1932367)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: The Unicorn Man

I just thought, a name like scrump should'nt you be drinking cider?


10 Jan 07 - 11:27 AM (#1932388)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: Scrump

Well, I drink both real cider and real ale if I can get them (not mixed together though - yuk!). Real cider is a bit difficult to find in some parts of the country, including the Herts/Beds area, but there are a few pubs around that sell it if you know where to find them.

Doesn't the pub mind if you drink your own bottles of ale instead of buying theirs (even if they don't have anything worth drinking, e.g. when they only sell keg rubbish)?

Talking about Greene King, there's a pub in Berkshire (Wallingford I think - or was it Wantage?) that changed hands. The new owners threw out the GK beers and got some better stuff in, and put up a large banner outside it saying "Guaranteed No Greene King Beer" or words to that effect. This attracts people in, as you can understand. I drove past it not long ago, before I knew the reason for the banner.


11 Jan 07 - 12:14 PM (#1933423)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: The Unicorn Man

Well I don't let them see me, if I can help it, but if they don't supply what I want, that's to bad. we will have to go to this GREAT pub some time.


13 Jan 07 - 05:57 PM (#1935617)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: Girl Friday

Oh Dear... my club has a contract with G.K.... although,to compensate, they do keep a nice drop of Spotty Chicken.


13 Jan 07 - 06:31 PM (#1935654)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: Scrump

(Getting seriously off-topic now - sorry!)

Another thing I hate about Greene King - you go into their pubs and they have a "guest" beer which is always "Morlands" Old Speckled Hen or "Ruddles" County, or "Ridley's" Old Bob. Guess where these "guest" beers are brewed? Yes, Bury St Edmunds, at the GK brewery (these are all breweries taken over and closed down in the past few years by GK). When is a guest not a guest? When it's a beer in a Greene King pub. It should be illegal to bill an ale as "guest" when it's brewed by the same brewery that owns the pub, IMO.

Now they've taken over and closed Hardy & Hanson's Nottingham brewery. So expect guest "Kimberley" ales soon at your local GK pub!

(Continuing my one-man GK boycott, except under duress) >:-(


14 Jan 07 - 07:35 PM (#1936705)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: Girl Friday

Lynne---come back and pull us all into line. This thread should close to discussions about beer... Scrump mate... shall we start a new one?. The Unicorn Man may be up for it.


30 Dec 07 - 08:52 AM (#2224850)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: Girl Friday

On checking THIS thread, for Jan 1st 2007, there were far more interested parties than the 8 posts on this year's thread. Where are you all?


31 Dec 10 - 05:38 AM (#3064324)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: Leadfingers

And Then There Were Two


01 Jan 11 - 04:26 AM (#3064874)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: vectis

Sorry it is bit too far for me from down here. Enjoy the sing and hugs and New Year Wishes to all from Ian and me.
Mary


01 Jan 11 - 08:01 PM (#3065311)
Subject: RE: New Year's Day session, Stanstead Abbott
From: Leraud

Dear Mary

Thanks for your good wishes. We've had a really wonderful day and wish you and Ian a very Happy New Year.

Thank you also, to everyone who contributed to the day and made it such an excellent start to 2011.

Much love

Lynne