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Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 2007

07 Feb 07 - 12:01 PM (#1960080)
Subject: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: John MacKenzie

Who would be interested in coming up to the highlands for a wee Mudgather at the back end of this year?

It would hopefully be held in a wee hotel between Lairg and Bonar Bridge, there is a station close by, and also a fabulous Youth Hostel called Carbisdale Castle. It's a 60 mile drive from Inverness Airport.

I was thinking in terms of late October [after the Getaway] or early November, at a time where it wouldn't clash with any festival weekends.

Giok


07 Feb 07 - 12:31 PM (#1960106)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Effsee

Great idea Giok! I'll bring the pies this time! The midgies should be down at that time of year too!


07 Feb 07 - 12:45 PM (#1960123)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Megan L

Ach ye ken lad i canny plan anything the noo but i will see whit i kin dae.


07 Feb 07 - 12:47 PM (#1960128)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: GUEST,Crystal

Sounds good!


07 Feb 07 - 01:35 PM (#1960163)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Eric the Viking

I might be in the running for this, it's just over the water for me now.


Cheers.


07 Feb 07 - 01:47 PM (#1960183)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Leadfingers

Looks like a good idea John - But dont forget the Getaway is First weekend in November this year !


07 Feb 07 - 02:07 PM (#1960207)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: John MacKenzie

OK Terry thanks, got my dates mixed up. So it looks like October then folks. Banbury is 12th to 14th October , can we do something after that?
Giok


07 Feb 07 - 02:59 PM (#1960267)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Mrs.Duck

See how the finances are but sounds great.


07 Feb 07 - 03:07 PM (#1960275)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Murray MacLeod

include me in for sure.

land of my birth and all that ...


07 Feb 07 - 03:36 PM (#1960300)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Catherine Jayne

Great idea Giok! I can visit my parents at the same time!!!!


07 Feb 07 - 03:59 PM (#1960318)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Gizmo

I would be up for it too. I'll have to check finances, but if I can't do the getaway, this would be the one I could do.

Provisionally count me in, + 2 klingons.


07 Feb 07 - 05:12 PM (#1960394)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Liz the Squeak

Well if the Klingons are going... maybe I could bring a Limpit?

LTS


07 Feb 07 - 05:17 PM (#1960404)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Susanne (skw)

Please - could it be September? My annual holiday will probably be over by mid-October.


07 Feb 07 - 05:36 PM (#1960428)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Alba

Well Noo Giok.
Visit ma Son, visit ma Pals, meet some Mudders, bring some Mudders.
Thers's a few South o' the Border that are due a visit and mibae wid be in need o' a bit of Autumn Highland air!
October you say...ah weil yi huv me thinking noo and that is no mean feat ma Man!...Mmmmmmm
A word in the lug o a few of the Troops oer this end o' the Pond and a few o the troops on that side ...


07 Feb 07 - 05:43 PM (#1960437)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: John MacKenzie

Not too sure about the situation vis a vis youngsters, as it licensed premises, I will make enquiries.
Giok.


07 Feb 07 - 06:07 PM (#1960463)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Liz the Squeak

October is better as there is a half term break then, which makes it easier travelling.

Bearing in mind just how many Mudcatters have their birthdays in October, it could be quite some party!

LTS


07 Feb 07 - 07:13 PM (#1960549)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Jack Campin

Maybe.

OS grid reference?


08 Feb 07 - 02:21 AM (#1960768)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Ian Burdon

and another maybe.


08 Feb 07 - 04:54 AM (#1960869)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: John MacKenzie

Invershin
The hotel is right next to Invershin Station.
G.


08 Feb 07 - 05:05 AM (#1960876)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: GUEST,Lurking 'Catter in Scotland

Could well be up for this too!


08 Feb 07 - 05:49 AM (#1960903)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: John MacKenzie

Try NH 580 953 GB, and don't blame me if it doesn't work.
G ¦¬]


08 Feb 07 - 08:28 AM (#1961032)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Essex Girl

Well, son should be off at University by then, so I'll be interested. I've a couple of musical friends who go by the name of 'Tigh un Truish'(or something like that)and who live just outside Glasgow, and I think they will be interested.


08 Feb 07 - 11:52 AM (#1961253)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Teribus

Sounds good, lovely part of the world too.


08 Feb 07 - 01:41 PM (#1961371)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: GUEST,Philippa

I might be able to make it; please let me know the dates asap
(lest I book accommodation in Ireland for Oireachtas na Gaeilge and the dates clash)


08 Feb 07 - 01:43 PM (#1961376)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Gulliver

Sounds interesting--I'll talk to you in Portaferry at the weekend...


08 Feb 07 - 05:45 PM (#1961688)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Col K

Sounds like a great idea.


08 Feb 07 - 06:30 PM (#1961726)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Doug Chadwick

Hi Giok!

You can put my name on the list.

DC


08 Feb 07 - 06:33 PM (#1961731)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: SussexCarole

Just checked flights from Cardiff to Inverness.. £1,200 each! (and I thought the train was expensive)!!!! Unfortunately we won't have time to drive up....but we'll keep looking for cheaper flights. Sounds like a great weekend.


09 Feb 07 - 04:08 AM (#1962010)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: My guru always said

Co-ordinates are: N57 55.475, W4 24.020

Looks interesting Giok, especially if a cottage & car-sharing were possible. Weekend after Banbury looks fairly clear, but wouldn't be able to make the last weekend in October, that's Bampton!


09 Feb 07 - 04:17 AM (#1962015)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Catherine Jayne

We'll have the sprog too but I can leave it with my Mum and Dad, she's trying to get us to move up to somewhere near Inveress, and has offered child care!!! Liz...I'm sure we can arrange something with my parents for limpit care, nearer the time!

Easyjet offer the cheapest flights to Inverness. BA are ok but tend to be on the expensive side....speaking from experience over the past 18 months or so!

October or September are fine with us.

SHould be a good gathering in stunning scenery!

Khatt x


09 Feb 07 - 04:48 AM (#1962035)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Drumshanty

I could be very interested in this if the dates fit. Can I bring a friend?


09 Feb 07 - 05:12 AM (#1962052)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Crystal

I can get to Inverness by train or bus, but I'm not sure how to get out to wherever the YH is. I am keen to come though!


09 Feb 07 - 05:47 AM (#1962068)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Bagpuss

I am a possible attendee too.


09 Feb 07 - 07:19 AM (#1962132)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Effsee

Crystal, you can take the train from Inverness to Invershin.


09 Feb 07 - 10:08 AM (#1962254)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Willie-O

Sounds intriguing, how close are you to setting dates? And have you a notion of the expense?

W-O
maybe dreamin in technicolour but...


09 Feb 07 - 10:27 AM (#1962262)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: GUEST,Sean Chnuic

We'll huv nae music and promisky dancin', ken whit Ah mean, pal? Far ower mony poncey Suddron "White Settlers" loupin' owre ma bonie scratchy heather; come in August or September that the midgies may eat the airss aff ye. Gaun tae hell!


09 Feb 07 - 10:27 AM (#1962263)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Alba

Carol, just a suggestion.
Maybe look into flying from Cardiff to Glasgow.Then take the lovely train ride up North.
Myself I am looking at flying into London visiting and grabbing a couple of other Mudders.. to resist is futile..*grin then heading up there.

I'll keep my eye out for cheap flights too for you.
Steer well clear of the easyjet mob.
Cheap they may be but very unreliable. Trust me. Been burned enough by those chancers.


09 Feb 07 - 10:33 AM (#1962266)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Alba

Sean Chnuic that's no very nice noo is it.
There's enough room up by fur a few mair!
Besides if the Midges are still oot mibae they wid eat the visitors (fresh blood ect!!) and then gie us a wee break, no whit a mean!
It's a win win situation really
J:)


09 Feb 07 - 10:51 AM (#1962278)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Willie-O

That's nearly incomprehensible but let me see if I have the gist o't...you think to threaten us with wee flyin' insects???

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA....I've camped out in Northern Ontario for weeks at a time! HA HA HA....and slept on the ground in south Texas for good measure (once).

W-O


09 Feb 07 - 02:53 PM (#1962519)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Mrs.Duck

Well we would have to bring ducklings too so if its a problem ...


09 Feb 07 - 03:41 PM (#1962549)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: My guru always said

Think Giok may be in Portaferry this weekend, so don't anyone worry if he doesn't check in for a couple of days!

Have looked at the local Youth Hostel which is a haunted castle and could be good fun. Just gotta wait till Giok settles on a date, that'll be the clincher for me!


09 Feb 07 - 04:12 PM (#1962576)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: John Routledge

The Youth Hostel is AWESOME!!! Worth the trip just to stay there. Had a wonderful few days there some years back.

Slept in the haunted tower. Pretty atmospheric. The reason for the castle being built is fascinating. Worth a little read.


12 Feb 07 - 03:54 PM (#1965184)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Liz the Squeak

Looks like we should hire a coach for the trip between hotel and airport!

Looks like we've have a potential 'Mud Cat, the Next Generation' gathering here. Some people are going to have to watch their naughty words! (That'd be me then!)

Once again, if anyone needs an overnight or more in London, I'm happy to put people up, just so long as they are not booked onto a flight north that goes earlier than the one *I'M* booked on!

LTS


13 Feb 07 - 09:05 AM (#1965942)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Mr Happy

Any camping?


13 Feb 07 - 09:17 AM (#1965957)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Alba

"Some people are going to have to watch their naughty words!"
Oh well that knocks this particular Mudgather on the head for me...!
Have a blast all 8>)
Best Wishes,
Jude


14 Feb 07 - 04:53 AM (#1967097)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: John MacKenzie

You can whisper them in my ear Jude dear!
G. ¦¬]


14 Feb 07 - 07:29 AM (#1967190)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Jack Campin

It's better to avoid English school holidays as that makes transport much more crowded and difficult. September would be better (early in the month would also let people doing long trips from overseas combine it with a visit to Whitby FF and/or the Edinburgh Festival).

Chorus:
The midgies, the midgies, I'm no gonna kid yiz,
The midgies is really the limit,
With teeth like piranhas they drive you bananas,
If you let them get under your semmit.

The Lord put the Garden of Eden on Earth,
And it's north of the Tweed we believe.
Aye, Scotland's the place
And the whole human race started off with McAdam and Eve.
In 6 days or under, God finished this wonder
Except for the Forth and Tay bridges
Then always a bloke for a practical joke
He made Scotland the home of the midges.

Chorus

Back in 1314, the proud Edward was keen
To take Scotland into his care,
But he made a U-turn when he reached Bannockburn
Just a few weeks before Glasgow Fair.
Oh the midges let loose by King Robert the Bruce
Straight into the English got tore
So they ran off in tears and for 600 years
They've been blocking the A74

Chorus

Now never forget, when the sun's going to set
And the midges arise on Loch Eck
Like the vampires you see played by Christopher Lee
They will give you a pain in the neck.
You can smack them and whack them
In vain you'll attack them,
For they know every move that you make.
If ye manage to kill yin another half million are ready to come to the wake.


14 Feb 07 - 08:11 AM (#1967235)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: manitas_at_work

Ah Jack but a few of us are hoping to take the kids if the chosen weekend falls on half term


14 Feb 07 - 08:18 AM (#1967243)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Strollin' Johnny

September mebbe, October's totally out - too many young auditors to mislead! (exits to sound of maniacal laughter........)


14 Feb 07 - 08:52 AM (#1967280)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: maeve

We'd love to go! It'd be the 10th anniversary of our honeymoon in Scotland. I'd vote for September, too. By October we're getting ready for winter hauling down wood, canning garden goods, banking the house foundation, etc. It's a long shot for us to go, though, so plan it for whenever seems best, Giok!

maeve


14 Feb 07 - 09:06 AM (#1967299)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: John MacKenzie

Well it's a problem, and the main guiding factor is the slowing down of the Festival scene in England, where most attendees would be coming from. There seems to be festival or six almost every weekend of the year from Easter right through. There is a bank holiday weekend in September in Scotland and Banbury is early October, then I go to America in early November. we will get less midgies, and better accommodation rates then too.
I have to sit down and talk to the guy who owns the hotel, as that's our guiding factor.
Watch this space

Giok


14 Feb 07 - 10:17 AM (#1967385)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: An Buachaill Caol Dubh

Believe it or no, the words to "The Midgies" (and perhaps the music too, such as it is) are by none other than Kenneth McKellar. He could sing Burns, but never rival him.....


14 Feb 07 - 11:35 AM (#1967485)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: John MacKenzie

Right folks I have spoken to Graham the hotel owner and he is very enthusiastic. He's a folkie himself, and a regular Sidmouth attendee.
He has said rooms in the hotel would be £25 per night B&B, he also has 3 self catering units, with more becoming available as he gets them renovated, they would be cheaper than the hotel rate, but no figure available at the moment. there is also as I said Carbisdale Castle Youth Hostel across the river, and there are a few B&Bs not too far away.
Wild camping is available, both for tents and caravans, or even motor homes!
Banbury is the weekend of the 13th October, so the weekends of either the 20th, or 27th October have been provisionally reserved.
I now need to know who is interested, and which weekend they prefer. I will go with the majority choice, so I apologise in advance if we choose the one you don't want. Can't please all of the people all of the time!
So over to you guys!
Giok


14 Feb 07 - 11:59 AM (#1967519)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Liz the Squeak

27th sounds good to me...

LTS


14 Feb 07 - 02:42 PM (#1967670)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Effsee

Either/or for me Giok. Book me 3 nights B&B in the Hotel when you decide!!


14 Feb 07 - 02:43 PM (#1967672)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: skarpi

well why am I always last to know about this ?????????????

kv Skarpi


14 Feb 07 - 02:45 PM (#1967673)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: My guru always said

Only able to do the weekend of the 20th, but then we're only a possibility, though I'd like to try. May be a car-sharing possibility here too!


14 Feb 07 - 03:27 PM (#1967714)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Catherine Jayne

Either for us too. My mother has been informed we'll be descending on them!


14 Feb 07 - 03:31 PM (#1967717)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Mrs.Duck

Either for us - don't know when half term is or if I'll have a job to have half term from so whatever :0)


14 Feb 07 - 04:13 PM (#1967758)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Pistachio

You should get the 'extra' hour on the 27th - I remember it because I got married that weekend many moons ago now! Unfortunately I'm unlikely to get to join you as my husband doesn't 'do' folk!
Enjoy Gods country. H.


14 Feb 07 - 04:38 PM (#1967782)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Liz the Squeak

Is he any good at childcare? It looks like there could be several under 16s there!

LTS


14 Feb 07 - 06:23 PM (#1967894)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Jack Campin

The tune for "The Midgies" seems to me to be an adaptation of "Abdul the Bul-Bul Emir".

It'd be a great pity if Susanne and other German mudcatters couldn't make it.


14 Feb 07 - 06:47 PM (#1967919)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Col K

Either 20 or 27 weekend would be fine by me.
Lets hope its all go for a great weekend.


14 Feb 07 - 10:23 PM (#1968136)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Scotus

I'll be in Scotland in September, so that would have my vote.

Jack


14 Feb 07 - 11:22 PM (#1968178)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: katlaughing

Bet ya never thought ya'd need a Romper room, eh, Giok!**BG**


15 Feb 07 - 12:22 AM (#1968200)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Strollin' Johnny

20/10 clashes with the Gainsborough (Lincolnshire) Festival wot I will be helping to organise.


15 Feb 07 - 05:20 AM (#1968331)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: John MacKenzie

Well the adults will be in the Rumpus Room, aka the bar!
G.


15 Feb 07 - 06:40 AM (#1968377)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: GUEST,Lurking 'Catter in Scotland

20 and 27 both good for me too.


15 Feb 07 - 07:55 AM (#1968429)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: GUEST,Crystal-cookieless

either/or for me!


15 Feb 07 - 11:36 AM (#1968682)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: John MacKenzie

I have 28 interested parties and 7 votes for each date? Half term appears to be the week in between the two dates.
I'm quite happy for the children to come, but I will need to know who, how, when and why, they will be organised/watched over.
I don't think they'd be allowed in the bar area, but there is the rest of the hotel, albeit a small hotel.
Found this...
"In Scotland, young people of 14 years of age or older can be in a bar during the permitted opening hours provided that they do not drink alcohol. Where the licensed premises hold a children's certificate, then a child under 14 may be allowed in for the purpose of eating a meal. However, children must be accompanied by someone over 18 years old and may only be present between the hours of 11.00 and 20.00."
It is also worth remembering for the smokers amongst you, that smoking is not allowed in Scottish pubs, although it will be the same for England by then too!

Carole and Andrew, I don't know how much it will cost you to get to Luton or Gatwick, but EasyJet has some really cheap flights to Inverness if booked early enough, like about £12 each way.

List of those interested but not confirmed

Maeve
Manitas
Liz the Squeak + Limpit
Mr Happy
Willie-O
Effsee
Emma B
Megan & David
Eric the Viking
Crystal
Geoff the Duck
Mrs Duck + kids
Murray MacLeod
Cat's Fiddle + baby
Gizmo + kids
Jack Campin
Ian Burden
Lurking Catter
Essex Girl
Teribus
Phillipa
Col K
Doug Chadwick
MGAS
Drumshanty + 1
Bagpuss.

That looks like 5 kids and one baby to be looked after and entertained etc.

Giok


15 Feb 07 - 02:46 PM (#1968876)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Catherine Jayne

My mum is going to look after the baby while we are at the gathering so we don't need to worry about that. We will be staying with my parents too and commuting in the car each day.

Looking forward to it!


15 Feb 07 - 03:33 PM (#1968931)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: John MacKenzie

Khatt have you any idea how long a drive that is?
G.

80.9 miles each way


16 Feb 07 - 06:25 AM (#1969535)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: John MacKenzie

Freshen up


16 Feb 07 - 06:25 AM (#1969536)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Tattie Bogle

Please coont me in tae, at least an interest! been oot the country so missed a' this: thanks tae a freen' wha pointed me tae it!
Either of middle weekends of Oct look good i.e. 13th or 20th.
TMSA calendar show Selkirk Sessions for 1st weeekend October (is this happening again or are we back to Both Sides the Tweed after Hector's break?), and Dunfermline Folk Weekend on the 27th weekend.
TB


16 Feb 07 - 06:32 AM (#1969544)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Liz the Squeak

Looks like we're going to clash with a folk festival/event on either weekend so I'd suggest going on numbers with the majority being selected. Sorry.

LTS


16 Feb 07 - 06:34 AM (#1969547)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Drumshanty

I'll vote for the 20th because of the Dunfie weekend as well.


16 Feb 07 - 07:04 AM (#1969576)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Merek'n'Dary

Thanks for reminding us when our festival is Giok!
Your planning for the gather is around the time of Dougie MacLean's Perthshire Amber festival which Dary and I went to for the first time last year in our efforts to recover. It was absolutely fab and we have already decided to go again this year. Dates for this year are not yet on his website but to get some idea of what it is about go into www.perthshireamber.com Fitting in a mudgather (provided it is not too far away) at the time would be absolutely great. We will watch the postings with interest. By the way, most of the headliners for Banbury are now booked and up on the website www.banburyfolkfestival.co.uk


16 Feb 07 - 07:05 AM (#1969578)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: John MacKenzie

Right, rather than drag it out and twist people's arms for more votes, we will go with the 20th weekend as it is in the lead now, and it suits me better as I will be going to the Getaway immediately after the next weekend.
I now need to know who is coming for that weekend.
Sorry for those who will be inconvenienced, but I was never going to please everybody.
Giok


16 Feb 07 - 08:10 AM (#1969653)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: GUEST,jOhn

I might go if i'm not doing nowt.


16 Feb 07 - 08:56 AM (#1969698)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Effsee

I'm in for Fri/St/Sun!!


16 Feb 07 - 10:40 AM (#1969774)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Liz the Squeak

Count us in but remind us later of the date!

LTS


16 Feb 07 - 05:08 PM (#1970125)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: GUEST,Crystal, sans cookie

Count me in!


16 Feb 07 - 06:19 PM (#1970175)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Jack Campin

Selkirk Sessions is the previous weekend:

http://www.selkirksessions.com/main.htm

which will be helpful for some, but not for me, as it's hard for me to get two weekends off consecutively.


16 Feb 07 - 06:23 PM (#1970178)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Jack Campin

ps: that's me in the Selkirk Sessions photo page, playing the ocarina in a very colourful shirt.


17 Feb 07 - 05:39 AM (#1970452)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: My guru always said

Here's a link to Selkirk Sessions for you Jack, looks good, but clashes with Banbury fest for us Down South. Good idea though if people might fancy a good tour!!

Still having a think Giok. Might mean a tour for us via North Wales, Lake District & music around Oban area. Would be lots to organise, but sounds like a real go-er!!!


17 Feb 07 - 12:05 PM (#1970714)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Catherine Jayne

Count us three in, might stay at the hostel though, not sure if we want to drive 80 miles from me mums but she's already offered to have the baby!


17 Feb 07 - 03:50 PM (#1970924)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Sorcha

It's just so darned expensive to get from Denver to Scotland. :(


18 Feb 07 - 09:14 AM (#1971516)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: John MacKenzie

Hotel website and details so that you can make your own bookings.
This is only about 1 mile from the hotel.
7 Miles away
9 Miles away
8 Miles away
8 Miles
In my village again about 8 miles away.
You will need to talk to the hostel yourselves, and do remember that it was rare to get a late pass at most of the hostels I used to go to, but things may have changed since then.
Beware too that Sutherland is an enormous county, so even if it says Sutherland it could be 90 miles away, so check your maps if booking self catering.
Giok


18 Feb 07 - 01:40 PM (#1971728)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: skarpi

Okei , thats it Me and my wife ( Gunna ) are going to there
just have to fina a room . do that very soon .

More later.


All the best Skarpi Iceland.


18 Feb 07 - 07:20 PM (#1972037)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather Octoberish 2007?
From: Gizmo

Count me in, dunno about kids yet, depends on whether I have moved or not.

If I have moved, kid and dog sitting might be more of a problem.

Anyway, I'll ask my parents soon. Sounds like a brilliant weekend, and I've never been to Scotland, so hoping alls well I'll be there.

GTS

I'll get my tummy toned up for more laughs.


19 Feb 07 - 10:31 AM (#1972502)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: GUEST,Rob the Roadie

Sounds like fun but it is a bit of a hike. Still we might be able to make it.


20 Feb 07 - 08:42 AM (#1973559)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Teribus

Thanks for the information 'Goik'.

Week-end of the 20th October it is then.

What's the format?


20 Feb 07 - 08:55 AM (#1973571)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Essex Girl

Carbisdale Castle looks great. They have 189 beds and it's £15.00 a night for YHA members and £16.00 otherwise. Can't get any prices from easyjet aet (too early), but I'm up for the hostel. They also do breakfast and dinner.


20 Feb 07 - 09:03 AM (#1973581)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Maryrrf

Oh this is terrible! I can't make it and I'm so jealous of the folks who are going....


20 Feb 07 - 09:45 AM (#1973623)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

Usually the format is a 'jump in' session, and/or a round the room rota. Might do what we did at Portaferry last week, and run Saturday night like a Folk Club, with people doing 'spots'.
I have vague dreams of getting a ceilidh band sorted out, and I may have a caller, but don't know about the space or inclination for dancing. Don't do it myself, they told me when I got my hips sorted out I'd be able to Morris dance, but thank god it hasn't happened yet!
Giok


21 Feb 07 - 09:10 AM (#1974848)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

Freshen up


22 Feb 07 - 05:34 AM (#1975809)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

And again


22 Feb 07 - 05:38 AM (#1975812)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Liz the Squeak

Can someone prod Manitas and get his opinion? I did ask him and he seemed to think it would be Ok, but as he's the bursar, I don't know what to book.

LTS


22 Feb 07 - 06:00 AM (#1975824)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

You need something to do Liz.
G


22 Feb 07 - 08:51 AM (#1975910)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Liz the Squeak

I did have something to do... but I couldn't find the spare duvet.

LTS


24 Feb 07 - 07:51 AM (#1977820)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Doug Chadwick

I can confirm my attendance as I have booked a room at the Invershin Hotel for the full weekend. I spoke to the hotel owner on the 'phone and he seems really keen to make the weekend a success.

DC


24 Feb 07 - 09:16 AM (#1977883)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

Welcome to MudClan Doug, be nice to see you.
G.


24 Feb 07 - 11:06 AM (#1977969)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: MudGuard

As already mentioned in Portaferry, second half of October or November is out of question for me - although I'd love to go back to Carbisdale Castle, a great youth hostel (but beware, a Scottish bagpipe player on the big space on top of the stairs is much too loud (the only sound I know that's worse than that is LTS + GTS behind me in the car ...)


24 Feb 07 - 12:07 PM (#1978021)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: GUEST,Skarpi

I will book tonight

all the best Skarpi Iceland


24 Feb 07 - 12:19 PM (#1978043)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

I spoke to Graham the landlord this afternoon, and he has 3 people confirmed so far. It would be nice if we could get a few more confirmed,it is only a small hotel, and I'm sure we can get enough of us to fill it. That way we can play till the early hours, with no chance of disturbing some tweed suited visiting angler.
Graham is happy for us to do this, but only if we can provide enough people for him to turn a way non Folkie Guests. Also regarding that point, although this is a MudClan Gathering, there is no reason why non-mudactters can't attend as long as they are folk orientated they're welcome.
So enough bookings means that we get the place to ourselves, and Graham will refuse other bookings.
Go to it chaps, and chappesses!

Giok


24 Feb 07 - 12:30 PM (#1978057)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Effsee

Workin' Boss! Working!


24 Feb 07 - 02:49 PM (#1978188)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Doug Chadwick

The Hotel website is showing the dates as:

Mud Cat Cafe. musicians folk festival weekend.
26th/27th/28th october at the Invershin Hotel



DC


24 Feb 07 - 03:10 PM (#1978212)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

OK will sort that out Doug, Graham has been off the net for a week, and now they've repaired his connection he may have got over excited.
G


25 Feb 07 - 10:58 AM (#1978854)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Effsee

Phew! Just had confirmation of booking for the last single room!
Close shave , wouldn't want to subject anyone sharing to my snoring!!


25 Feb 07 - 06:37 PM (#1979305)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Tattie Bogle

He must be working on his website tonight, as can't get into it, but me and Drumshanty definitely hoping to book. I think the phone number is 01549 421202, or that's what Google came up with.


26 Feb 07 - 03:42 AM (#1979602)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

Yup Tattie that is the correct number, you should get hold of Graham today.
Giok


26 Feb 07 - 08:30 AM (#1979756)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Essex Girl

Well, is anyone interested in sharing the self catering apartments? Otherwise I'll book in at the youth hostel. Will try to find out if there are late passes. I'm intending to make it a longer stay in Scotland so that I can visit friends in Edinburgh & Glasgow. Are you intending to finish after the Sunday lunch session, or will we go on until Sunday night?


26 Feb 07 - 08:51 AM (#1979770)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: GUEST,Skarpi from Iceland

Hallo all , I think we are doing the Sunday night also .
All t the best Skarpi Iceland


26 Feb 07 - 09:36 AM (#1979808)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

Yup, I'm for Sunday night Linda, everybody else game?
G.


26 Feb 07 - 10:32 AM (#1979852)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Tattie Bogle

Have to check with Drumshanty, who might have to be at work Monday Giok. Are we right in assuming you'll start Friday night?
Will phone hotel tonight: got into the website today and it looks great.
Also found an interesting article in the "Northern Times" of last October about Graham and his brother and their plans for the hotel: on Google. As you say, they seem committed to the music. (The link is rather too long to post so just Google it!)
TB


26 Feb 07 - 10:56 AM (#1979872)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

Yup start Friday night.
Here is the article from the paper Tattie mentioned.
Giok


26 Feb 07 - 08:42 PM (#1980428)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Doug Chadwick

I won't be leaving until Monday morning, so Sunday evening is good for me.

What time do you expect to start on Friday?

DC


27 Feb 07 - 12:13 AM (#1980517)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: GUEST

Hmm? Watch naughty words. Now how does one do that?

Any Golf courses nearby?


27 Feb 07 - 04:33 AM (#1980571)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

Golf course at Dornoch is handy. I shall be there from about 8 PM onwards on Friday. I shall move my mobile HQ on site during the day on Friday.
Giok


27 Feb 07 - 10:46 AM (#1980801)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Alaska Mike

I would love to come, Giok, but its $1200 for the airline ticket from Anchorage to Inverness. Would there be any gigs available around that time to help defray the costs?

Mike


27 Feb 07 - 02:40 PM (#1981021)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Dave Earl

Well now Giok!

I have a brother that lives in Edinburgh abd a cousin in Aberdean what do you think I might be able to organise?

Tattie (Trish) be you'm listnin?

Dave

ps
And of course, her indoors, the bank manager and the gaffer will all have something to say about the idea


27 Feb 07 - 03:33 PM (#1981063)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

Well Dave, to a man of your calibre, that should be a breeze. Look forward to seeing you there!
Giok


27 Feb 07 - 03:35 PM (#1981064)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: skarpi

Hallo ,

I am thinking to fly up to Orkney Island from Inverness
after the weekend and stay there for one or two days .?

hmmmmmmm have to think about that ...........


I hope to see many new Mudcatter up there at Invernish
Alaska Mike it cost the same for me from Iceland , the flight
the trains and the hotel s.

all the best Skarpi Iceland.


27 Feb 07 - 05:04 PM (#1981150)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Murray MacLeod

Include me in as a definite, Giok.

I will telephone and book tomorrow.


27 Feb 07 - 05:07 PM (#1981155)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

By the time you have driven south to Inverness Airport you could have driven north to Scrabster, and caught a ferry to Orkney for less than the plane fare Skarpi.
G.


27 Feb 07 - 06:41 PM (#1981251)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: GUEST,Terry McDonald

Probably a silly question, but are singer-guitarists acceptable?


27 Feb 07 - 07:09 PM (#1981276)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Tattie Bogle

Well if they're not, that'll be tough, as I have been known to try to sing while accompanying myself on guitar! When I spoke to Graham, he asked what instruments I played, and it didn't seem to cause a problem.
Breton Cap, 'twould be great if you and the missis come up too! Probably taking a car up frae Edinburgh, but already have one, poss 2 passengers + mobile orchestra.


28 Feb 07 - 04:20 AM (#1981535)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: GUEST,Skarpi from work

yes Terry McDonald they are .

all the best Skarpi Iceland


28 Feb 07 - 04:24 AM (#1981539)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

Positively encouraged Terry, in fact we'd be a very thin crowd indeed otherwise. So you're very welcome whatever you play, or don't play.
Giok


01 Mar 07 - 02:34 PM (#1983034)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Murray MacLeod

well, that's my room booked.

looking forward to it , I must admit.

Giok, have you decided on the musical format for the weekend ?

singaround, in the round, in the bar, all three nights ?

or would a Open Mike type night on the Saturday be a viable idea ?

Graham apparently has amplification available if required ....


01 Mar 07 - 02:43 PM (#1983044)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

Bar might be a bit small for us all to be in there at once in it's present form, although Graham says he is extending it in due course.
As I said above, the Saturday night will be a sort of concert format with people putting their names down for a spot, and then I will run it like a folk club, floor spots type format. It will be held in the function room with amplification if required.
I wonder how many people would be interested in going on a distillery tour on the Saturday. If enough were I would arrange for the tour to happen. I suggest Dalmore, near Alness, as it's a nice friendly wee place, and about the nearest one to the venue.
Giok


02 Mar 07 - 04:34 AM (#1983627)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

The Dalmore , the fact that this whisky was originally distilled by MacKenzie's, has nothing whatsoever to do with it being my chosen distillery.
Giok ¦¬]


02 Mar 07 - 09:11 AM (#1983808)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: GUEST,skarpi from work

I thnk me and Gunna will go on the tour Giok .>) hikk

all the best Skarpi Iceland.


02 Mar 07 - 09:27 AM (#1983832)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

Right just to recap, so far I believe we are
MeganL and Dauvitt
Tattie Bogle
Drumshanty Murray MacLeod
Effcee
Skarpi and Gunna
Essex Girl
Doud Chadwick
Teribus [?]
Khatt & Paul
Gizmo [hopefully]
Crystal

Now I'm sure I've missed folks so don't panic just let me know.
Remember there is camping available, and space for caravanettes etc.

Giok


02 Mar 07 - 09:31 AM (#1983837)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Drumshanty

I'm coming with Tattie Bogle. Looking forward to it already...


02 Mar 07 - 10:12 AM (#1983899)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Bagpuss

I'm about 80% certain.


02 Mar 07 - 12:32 PM (#1984079)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: My guru always said

We're still in the think tank, approx 70% at the moment....


02 Mar 07 - 12:36 PM (#1984085)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

Get your lovely arse up here Hilary, I don't even mind if you bring Richard ;o)
G.


02 Mar 07 - 03:32 PM (#1984264)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: My guru always said

Bless you Giok, am working on it - that's the trip, not my arse - though technically I AM sitting down I suppose....

Meanwhile, how come you haven't put any nominations up on the Alternative British Folk Awards 2007 thread?


06 Mar 07 - 06:36 AM (#1987953)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

All single rooms are now booked in the hotel itself, doubles are available for couples and those who don't mind sharing.
All seems to be coming along nicely. Do try and book as early as possible if you're coming as we want the place to ourselves if possible.
Drop me a PM if you have any problems or queries.
Giok


06 Mar 07 - 05:48 PM (#1988706)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Liz the Squeak

Any family rooms?

I'm still working on getting Manitas to commit, we won't know school holidays until September so it'll be too late then. We'll just have to go on trust and I'm sure Limpit won't mind missing a day or two of school.

LTS


06 Mar 07 - 05:59 PM (#1988718)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

Well you'll not be stuck for accommodation at that end of the year.
It would be nice to see you all too.
G,


09 Mar 07 - 08:57 AM (#1991401)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: GUEST,Tattie Bogle on other computer

Looking for this thread on another computer, Google asked me if I meant the Scottish MudCUTTERS' gathering! Any plans for this Giok? I know a few songs about peat!
By the way, I didn't answer the question re the distillery. Having been round a few, not madly enthusiastic, but if everyone else is going I'll go with the crowd. Alternative for me would be walk around the lovely scenery up there.


09 Mar 07 - 04:42 PM (#1991894)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Jim Lad

So, are you still thinking October, then?


09 Mar 07 - 04:56 PM (#1991910)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

It's fixed now, the weekend of the 20th Jim.
G.


09 Mar 07 - 05:25 PM (#1991952)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Jim Lad

I'll ask my wife and then I'll ask yous!


09 Mar 07 - 05:34 PM (#1991961)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

You go directly to the top mate.
G


09 Mar 07 - 07:29 PM (#1992066)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Abby Sale

Oikh! We wish we could be there. Jack & Jack & anyone else, please lift a couple for us.

Ah, I'm so sad I can't be there you'd better start now.


10 Mar 07 - 03:42 AM (#1992325)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Jim Lad

Brenda came home from Santa Rosa tonight talking about her accumulated wealth in Air Miles.
I'm working on it.


12 Mar 07 - 03:11 PM (#1994605)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

Well get your rooms booked Jim, and keep our landlord happy!
Giok


19 Mar 07 - 02:47 PM (#2001278)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

Refresh, to remind folks to get booked up if they're coming.
G


19 Mar 07 - 03:10 PM (#2001311)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: GUEST,Lurking 'Catter in Scotland

Pretty optimistic about making it now (plus Lurking Mudkitten). Will organise own accomodation.

Lurking 'Catter in Scotland


19 Mar 07 - 06:05 PM (#2001448)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: GUEST,Murray MacLeod

What's the accommodation situation Giok ?

No single rooms left, I know, how many doubles remaining for the weekend ?

Is it going to be a total Mudcat takeover ?


19 Mar 07 - 06:08 PM (#2001455)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

I'll find out what's left Murray, the reason I keep refreshing this thread is because we want to make it a totally Mudcat occasion. If we can't fill it then we may have to put up with a few tweedy fishermen. Don't suppose they'll want to stay up till 3 AM singing and drinking ¦¬]
G


19 Mar 07 - 06:15 PM (#2001461)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: GUEST,Murray Macleod

If we can't fill with Mudcatters, we might have to advertise on Footstompin' and fill the remaining rooms with fiddlers and concertina players.

hopefully it won't come to that ...


19 Mar 07 - 09:15 PM (#2001602)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Effsee

Now now Murray, behave!


20 Mar 07 - 12:57 AM (#2001740)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Jim Lad

I'm getting too old to take on the whole Kirk!


20 Mar 07 - 05:07 AM (#2001816)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Megan L

Ok so i will only bring half the kirk and Granny of course.


20 Mar 07 - 12:23 PM (#2002195)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Jim Lad

Naw! Not Granny!


20 Mar 07 - 12:30 PM (#2002205)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: MMario

Can you imagine the poor people if (for example) every room except one goes to Mudcatters and the remaining room to some "ordinary" couple looking for a quiet holiday?


24 Mar 07 - 10:36 AM (#2005814)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

It's getting closer ¦¬]

G


03 Apr 07 - 11:58 AM (#2015336)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

MMario has donated one of his wonderful shawls to help us raise funds at this Mudcat McGathering.
I thought that we'd raffle it separately, in addition to the normal raffle at the event. This will give other people the chance to buy a ticket and participate even if they can't make the gathering.
My not very good photo's of said shawl are here Contact me if you want tickets, £1 each is fair I think.
A big vote of thanks to Leo for this donation.

Giok


04 Apr 07 - 12:29 PM (#2016246)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

Freshness


04 Apr 07 - 02:33 PM (#2016383)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Megan L

If ye wat freshness giok open a flamin windy and stoap stuffin yer gub wie curries.


05 Apr 07 - 03:38 AM (#2016996)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Liz the Squeak

Someone please give Manitas a poke and get him to commit... he's still prevaricating and it's not pretty!

LTS


05 Apr 07 - 04:09 AM (#2017012)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Megan L

Commit what Liz :p


05 Apr 07 - 04:26 AM (#2017018)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

He got prevaricose veins then Liz?
G


10 Apr 07 - 12:29 PM (#2021462)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: GUEST


11 Apr 07 - 08:10 AM (#2022067)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: manitas_at_work

I've asked Liz to find out the costs. Since she has more time off work than I do she can easily find this out!


11 Apr 07 - 09:08 AM (#2022109)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Essex Girl

Hostel from £15.00 per night (as above)I've still got to find out a) how far away from the hotel it is and b) Can we get late passes. IIs anyone else considering staying there?)Flights are from £50.00 return. The sooner you book the better as they steadily rise as the date gets nearer. Liz, with Limpet, it may be cheaper to buy a family railcard and get an apex fare. It was £30.00 return to Glasgow on certain trains.


11 Apr 07 - 10:03 AM (#2022162)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

Distance to hostel is about a mile or just under. Can't help with the late pass situation Linda.
Giok


11 Apr 07 - 11:08 AM (#2022224)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Liz the Squeak

Got a self catering room!!! Whoo hooo!!!

All we need now is the transport... over to you, Manitas, you've got a better idea of that than I have!

LTS


11 Apr 07 - 11:59 AM (#2022275)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: manitas_at_work

Anyone know how to get a train jouney planner that works?


11 Apr 07 - 12:04 PM (#2022279)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

Try this
G.


11 Apr 07 - 12:09 PM (#2022284)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: manitas_at_work

That's the one that doesn't work


11 Apr 07 - 12:11 PM (#2022287)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Liz the Squeak

Perhaps that's God's way of telling us to take the plane..

LTS


11 Apr 07 - 12:26 PM (#2022305)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

This one ?


13 Apr 07 - 02:39 PM (#2024405)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Megan L

Looks like there is no getting out of it now Liz :)


13 Apr 07 - 03:29 PM (#2024446)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Liz the Squeak

I suspect we'll be flying... for 3 of us, it could cost about £200, or as much as £600 - as the ticket man and I agreed, we could probably buy a whole carriage for that price!

LTS


13 Apr 07 - 04:04 PM (#2024504)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Megan L

aye Liz but its a begger tae get changes fur the horses these days.


14 Apr 07 - 03:24 AM (#2024888)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: GUEST,andymac

Sounds like a good plan. not sure of work commitments etc, but I'd be keen on going. I'll keep watching the forum and hoping my schedule fits in, or more likely, can be shoehorned around this.

andymac (it is too early on a sunny Saturday to sign in...)


14 Apr 07 - 07:54 AM (#2025003)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Liz the Squeak

Told you we'd be taking the plane!! Now, if other particiants could PM us as to which flights from London they'll be taking, we can organise transport at either end... can anyone hire us a minibus from Inverness airport?!

LTS


14 Apr 07 - 08:09 AM (#2025012)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

I deal with Europcar in Inverness they have minibuses, the manager is called John, you will find the number on line somewhere.
G.


27 Apr 07 - 05:46 AM (#2036941)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Megan L

One box of Orkney delights ordered for the raffle.


27 Apr 07 - 06:33 AM (#2036970)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

Looks like we now have sole use of the hotel, although there's still space available.
Giok


27 Apr 07 - 06:57 AM (#2036985)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Liz the Squeak

Whooo hooo!!!

I bagsy NOT organise childrens' activities....

LTS


27 Apr 07 - 07:01 AM (#2036986)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

You mean the barbecue?
G.


27 Apr 07 - 07:35 AM (#2037014)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Liz the Squeak

Swimming lessons in the loch?

Sandcastle competition on the golf course??

The 'how many midges can I have on me at one time' competition???

LTS


And people wonder why I only have one child...


27 Apr 07 - 09:11 AM (#2037084)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: GUEST

I'm quite happy to share a room with someone if there;s one available,otherwise I'll use the youth hostel if there are others going there as well (Don't fancy staggering a mile in the wee small hours on my own)

Linda


27 Apr 07 - 07:39 PM (#2037603)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: skarpi

and some more Icelandic music for the raffle along some more
goodies

All the best Skarpi Iceland.


27 Apr 07 - 07:48 PM (#2037610)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Jim Lad

We're getting the kid's passport renewed, just in case.


28 Apr 07 - 01:42 PM (#2038086)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Jack Campin

I'll be there - booked a B&B today.

Can we have a census of what instruments/singers will be there? I sing a bit but mainly play wind instruments and washboard.


28 Apr 07 - 01:46 PM (#2038088)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

Good thinking Jack, let's have a roll call.

Me .............Guitar harmonica, and vocals


NEXT!!!


28 Apr 07 - 04:10 PM (#2038196)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: GUEST,Lurking 'Catter in Scotland + Lurking Kitten

Various fretted + bodhran + vocals


28 Apr 07 - 04:14 PM (#2038197)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Jim Lad

If I make it, I'll have Tenor Guitar or Bouzouki. (Guitar tuned)


28 Apr 07 - 08:13 PM (#2038350)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Doug Chadwick

It depends on what I can carry up on the train, but I should come armed with one or more from a selection of fiddle, mandolin, concertina, whistle and guitar… and, of course, voice.


DC


28 Apr 07 - 09:33 PM (#2038378)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Leadfingers

There is still a possibility I might make it ! IF I do I will probably drive up , so could possibly offer transport !


29 Apr 07 - 03:09 AM (#2038486)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Manitas_at_home

Melodeon and a bag of whistles and bones.


29 Apr 07 - 03:14 AM (#2038488)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

That's no way to talk about your wife and child Paul!
Giok ¦¬]


29 Apr 07 - 04:30 AM (#2038518)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Catherine Jayne

Depending on how much baggage we have!....fiddle and possibly octave fiddle, may even sing a song!!! *G* Paul will probably bring his bodhran


29 Apr 07 - 08:00 AM (#2038571)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Liz the Squeak

CatsPHiddle, if yours is anything like ours was, you'll have the baby bagpipes too.. they sound so alike when you squeeze 'em in the middle!

LTS


30 Apr 07 - 11:32 AM (#2039482)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Drumshanty

Just a bit of a voice and a pair of ears - hope that's OK?


30 Apr 07 - 11:48 AM (#2039501)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Jim Lad

If Brenda comes along, she'll have her fiddle too. I heard her tell the neighbours, we're probably going. Starting to look good for me.


01 May 07 - 12:26 PM (#2040435)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Jack Campin

After a quick overview with Google Earth, I realize there are a *lot* of tunes associated with that area - mainly by G.S. MacLennan: Mrs Macpherson of Inveran, The Falls of Shin, Inveran. A bit further afield and by other people, Dornoch Links, The Balintore Fishermen, a tune relating to Portmahomack.

Any ballads?


04 May 07 - 01:48 PM (#2043314)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Tattie Bogle

Not sure, Jack, will ask around.
My list includes voice, guitar, bodhran, assorted percussion (even another washboard, but prob won't bring that!) and B/C button accordion.
Nice to meet you at Glenfarg, Giok.
Still hoping to make it to Sidmouth this year too.
TB


05 May 07 - 01:33 AM (#2043681)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Liz the Squeak

Well if there's going to be a washboard, I'M going to bring my SPOOOONS!!

LTS


05 May 07 - 01:51 AM (#2043685)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Jim Lad

One spoon!


05 May 07 - 02:13 AM (#2043693)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Liz the Squeak

Spoons are great instruments. Not only can you play them rhythmically to provide counterpoint and accompaniament, but they're useful if someone drops your change into your beer, or if anyone brings cake or soup. You just need to remember to lick 'em clean after. Try eating soup with a melodeon!

LTS


05 May 07 - 06:08 AM (#2043785)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Drumshanty

TattieB, how are you going to get me in the car? Remember my girth :o)

(It's a good job I can't actually play any of the 20-odd instruments I've got in the flat...)

TBtoo


05 May 07 - 09:01 AM (#2043864)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Briagha

Sounds like great fun, but 20th Oct is the same weekend as the National Mod in Ft. William, and that's where I'll have to be. Have a blast...

Briagha


07 May 07 - 08:38 AM (#2045130)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Tattie Bogle

It can (will)be done, Drumshanty - somehow! I can get everything in the boot, in fact chose my current car according to the orchestral carriage requirements! Be glad I don't play double bass!
Great spoon playing by Francie Bainbridge last night in the Wee Folk Club (and of course, melodeon by Jim)
TB


14 May 07 - 02:59 PM (#2051639)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

MacRefresh


17 May 07 - 05:56 PM (#2054973)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Jim Lad

Brenda's checking out the flights, today. Looks like were coming.


17 May 07 - 06:25 PM (#2054996)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

Hotel website up to date now.
Good news Jim Lad.

Giok


17 May 07 - 08:12 PM (#2055056)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Jim Lad

I'll show her the link. Thanks


18 May 07 - 04:07 AM (#2055292)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Liz the Squeak

Whooo hooo!!!

Only 5 months to go!!!

LTS


22 May 07 - 12:36 PM (#2058434)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

McFreshen


31 May 07 - 12:57 PM (#2065029)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Megan L

Now some daft auld begger has a birthday an ancient birthday just a wee while afore the gaisterin. perhaps we should mak him suffer. ooops sorry rejoice in his attainment of pensionhood. :-)


31 May 07 - 04:16 PM (#2065172)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Liz the Squeak

Which daft auld begger would that be, there are several!

LTS


03 Jun 07 - 03:17 PM (#2067455)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Megan L

He he so there are Liz however there is only one i know of turns official pensioner just shortly before the gathering and liveswithin a few miles of the gathering place :)


22 Jun 07 - 07:30 AM (#2083890)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Megan L

Had to come in to check the dates so i thought i would refresh in case anyone hasn't heard yet :)


23 Jun 07 - 12:19 PM (#2084890)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

Right folks, Graham tells me we have the hotel to ourselves for the weekend, what I don't have is a list of who's actually going, or intends to get there.
Can we start a list?

G


23 Jun 07 - 12:37 PM (#2084909)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Effsee

I'm booked.


23 Jun 07 - 01:25 PM (#2084935)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: skarpi

me and mine are coming
Skarpi Iceland.


23 Jun 07 - 01:36 PM (#2084944)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Tattie Bogle

Drumshanty and me booked in hotel too.


23 Jun 07 - 02:43 PM (#2084997)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Doug Chadwick

I'm booked in from Friday evening until Monday morning.

DC


23 Jun 07 - 05:37 PM (#2085119)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Jack Campin

Marion and I booked (probably in the new house 400 yards away).


23 Jun 07 - 08:27 PM (#2085204)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Liz the Squeak

Manitas, Limpit and I will be there.

LTS


24 Jun 07 - 06:16 PM (#2085911)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Liz the Squeak

Hope you've all got your sporrans licensed!

See here for details!

LTS

You missed the first bracket Liz


24 Jun 07 - 08:07 PM (#2085966)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Jim Lad

We won't be booking any rooms until we've taken care of the flights.


24 Jun 07 - 08:29 PM (#2085980)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: GUEST,Lurking 'Catter in Scotland + Lurking Kitten

We'll be there!


24 Jun 07 - 09:07 PM (#2086003)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Liz the Squeak

If I did everything according to Blue clicky instructions, why didn't my link go bluey?


24 Jun 07 - 11:53 PM (#2086095)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Jim Lad

You have to wait for the cold weather, Liz.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/6234290.stm


24 Jun 07 - 11:54 PM (#2086096)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Jim Lad

The inverted commas were the problem, I think.


25 Jun 07 - 04:15 PM (#2086772)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Murray MacLeod

I am also booked in from Friday to Monday morning.

If all goes well I will be accompanied by a rather fine singer (or rather she will be accompanied by me )

If all doesn't go well I will be there on my own :-(


25 Jun 07 - 04:32 PM (#2086782)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Megan L

Dauvitt and I are booked.


26 Jun 07 - 12:57 PM (#2087488)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: weerover

Sounds liks a fun weekend - any rooms in the hotel still available?

wr


26 Jun 07 - 01:07 PM (#2087502)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

Give Graham a ring, he will sort you out something no doubt
Giok


26 Jun 07 - 01:48 PM (#2087545)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: weerover

I really fancy this now. I won't be able to bring much to the party in a musical sense, though I've been known to sing at the drop of a hat (which I carry with me just in case). Will check if my wife's up for it and give yer amn at the hotel a ring tomorrow.

wr.


26 Jun 07 - 01:52 PM (#2087548)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

Go for it, you know it makes sense
Giok


26 Jun 07 - 04:00 PM (#2087641)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: weerover

...and of course that should have read "yer man" last but one post

wr.


26 Jun 07 - 05:24 PM (#2087708)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: lady penelope

Damn! How did I miss this?????? Ye gods I'd love to come! Is there still room? Are there still flights???? AAAArggh! Pannnic!!!!

Right, first I need to go ask me Mum where exactly my cousin lives (he's supposed to be in Bonar Bridge) 'cos if they find out I'm up there and don't go say hi I'm dead meat.

Secondly I'll have to pummel my beloved Parker into whether or not he's coming as well. (I suspect not, but you have to ask...)

Cripes! Any info on accommodation etc people have I'd be most grateful for.... now, do excuse me....

AAAaaaaaaaaarrrrrgggggghhhhhh....Pppaaaaaaaanniiiiiiiicccc!!!!!!


26 Jun 07 - 05:46 PM (#2087725)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Megan L

Don't worry Lady P I'm sure accommodation will be forthcomming as for your beloved:) try blackmail bribery or tickle torture. hope to see you there


26 Jun 07 - 05:47 PM (#2087730)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

Penny, sort out your flights, talk to LtS, and ring Graham at the hotel, link is somewhere earlier, oh hang on! There ya go. He will find you space panic not.
Bonar Bridge is about 4 miles away at most from the venue.
Giok


26 Jun 07 - 06:07 PM (#2087749)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Liz the Squeak

Tell him there'll be lots of opportunities to photograph bits of Scottish mud and he might be persuaded!

Manitas has our flight details if you want to try for that one - it's Friday, I know that much!

LTS


27 Jun 07 - 03:50 PM (#2088482)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: weerover

Anyone else thinking about had better move now: I 'phoned the hotel today and was told they'd find us something, so sounds pretty full up.

wr.


27 Jun 07 - 04:08 PM (#2088496)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: lady penelope

Right. Husband not coming.... there's only so far he'll go to stand around not listening to folk (bless him).

So it's just me for the Friday/Saturday/Sunday nights.

Liz, I've just emailed you about your flight details, but I've just remembered I've used my (relatively) new email address and not signed it. If you see something from Creighton Manor, it's me!


30 Jun 07 - 05:08 PM (#2091129)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Megan L

Is Emma B going to this gather?


30 Jun 07 - 05:17 PM (#2091133)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

No, she said it clashed with something else I believe.
G


30 Jun 07 - 05:19 PM (#2091135)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Liz the Squeak

Shame.

LTS


30 Jun 07 - 11:34 PM (#2091345)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Sorcha

Yes, Liz...shame. I won't be there either for several reasons.


01 Jul 07 - 04:53 PM (#2091812)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: lady penelope

Right. Flights sorted!!!! Ooooh... I ent been onna aeroplane since I was 15!!!!

Now for me billet....


01 Jul 07 - 05:20 PM (#2091839)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: lady penelope

Ooops, left that one a bit late.... nuts... ok, let's try the Hostel....


01 Jul 07 - 05:22 PM (#2091843)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

Who did you speak to at the hotel Penny?
G


01 Jul 07 - 05:29 PM (#2091848)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: lady penelope

They've put a notice on their website that all hotel accommodation is booked and only limited camp/caravan space left. I'll check tomorrow when I phone them up.


01 Jul 07 - 05:33 PM (#2091855)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

Just spoke to Graham, give him a ring tomorrow he will find you space, don't panic.
Giok


01 Jul 07 - 05:36 PM (#2091856)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: lady penelope

Thank you. I wasn't panicking.... I was gonna leave that till tomorrow after I'd phoned!!! :0)


02 Jul 07 - 02:12 AM (#2092143)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Llanfair

Just spotted this one, and it's handy for the railway station!! If I can find accommodation, I'll be there.


02 Jul 07 - 04:11 AM (#2092192)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

As I said to Penny don't panic, there is a B&B 400 yards from the hotel, Graham has an en suite in his house 500 yards away. and there's plenty of other accommodation available.
Jut ring the hotel and speak to Graham, he will arrange things for you, even the B&B.
Giok


02 Jul 07 - 03:12 PM (#2092565)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: lady penelope

Wotcha! Spoke to Graham this afternoon - what a nice man - am all sorted out.

Cheers John.


02 Jul 07 - 03:15 PM (#2092569)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: MMario

The real question will be:

On October 23rd - will Graham be willing to do this again? heh-heh-heh-heh!


02 Jul 07 - 05:09 PM (#2092679)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: lady penelope

He seems quite enthusiastic at the mo'.....


02 Jul 07 - 05:17 PM (#2092689)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Megan L

Yep Grahams a darling sorted everything out so that dauvitt and me can get away for a few days wheelchair et al


03 Jul 07 - 11:43 AM (#2093113)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Liz the Squeak

What is the likliehood of there being a convenient rail service from the airport to the hotel then? We know there is a station nearby but what is the service like in October? Darn sarf they piss about with the damned timetable so much it's a bigger work of fiction than War & Peace....

LTS


03 Jul 07 - 11:51 AM (#2093121)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Catherine Jayne

Liz...you would need to get a cab into Inverness (not sure if there is a bus) to get the train. Inverness rail station is about 20 minutes from the airport. You might consider renting a car. The scenery up there is stunning!


03 Jul 07 - 11:54 AM (#2093125)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Megan L

scotrail


03 Jul 07 - 12:35 PM (#2093182)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Liz the Squeak

I would consider it, but would Manitas?!!

I still think the idea of a minibus, given how many of us are going to be at the airport, is a good idea.

Over to you Giok....

LTS


03 Jul 07 - 04:23 PM (#2093350)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: lady penelope

Are we gonna be there at the same time though?


03 Jul 07 - 05:28 PM (#2093401)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Liz the Squeak

Well at least 4 of us are!

LTS


03 Jul 07 - 05:49 PM (#2093413)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: lady penelope

If we start getting more people who are gonna end up at the airport or even Inverness station on the Friday afternoon, maybe it would be an idea.... dunno. maybe we should have another head count in a couple of months?


03 Jul 07 - 05:53 PM (#2093416)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Megan L

Weel lassies ahm no cummin aw the wey doon tae inverness jist tae hied back north :)


03 Jul 07 - 06:08 PM (#2093429)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: lady penelope

And why not??? Where's yer sense of hospitality??? *G*


03 Jul 07 - 06:12 PM (#2093431)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Megan L

:) For you dear i would but you would have to put up wie dauvitt the whole way back. Belive me i would rather have a carload of kids :)


03 Jul 07 - 06:12 PM (#2093432)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: GUEST,effsee sans cookie

"Where's yer sense of hospitality???"...North of Invershin methinks!!


03 Jul 07 - 06:31 PM (#2093442)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: lady penelope

Look, if it's good enough for one of my Glaswegian Uncles ("Dover, that's just up the road frae you, eh hen...") it's good enough for me... *G*


03 Jul 07 - 06:35 PM (#2093443)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Megan L

HE HE HE aye hen.   mmmmmmmm * goes intae corner tae ponder


03 Jul 07 - 06:38 PM (#2093444)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Effsee

Megan L, why not drop Dauvitt at Invershin on the way down, then you'd have an extra seat!


03 Jul 07 - 06:41 PM (#2093447)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Megan L

True but only for someone i could attach lugs tae and lift wie the wheelchair lift.:( if the flamin new caur ever arrives


03 Jul 07 - 06:52 PM (#2093454)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Effsee

Ah! That would be a difficulty, my apologies, I was unaware of that.
Reading back through the posts I think it would be very expensive to hire a mini bus to go all the way to Invershin (if that was what was intended), not too bad just to take folks to Inverness station though.
I'm almost sure there is a regular bus service from the airport into town. Then throw yourselves on the mercies of Scotrail!


03 Jul 07 - 07:32 PM (#2093473)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Tattie Bogle

Well at risk of being besieged with requests, I shall be driving up frae Edinburgh wi' Drumshanty, so potentially room for 2 more frae Edinburgh or Inverness. PM me if interested, tho at present can't say exactly whit time on the Friday, and we'll be traivelling back latish on Sunday. (Double-basses neednae apply!)
TB


04 Jul 07 - 01:53 AM (#2093677)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Liz the Squeak

Mini-buses aren't all that more expensive than hire cars, and at the moment, that is looking to be the safest option.

What we need is a local minibus/7 seater car owner with a couple of spare days and a reputation for not fleecing tourists...

LTS


04 Jul 07 - 05:48 AM (#2093791)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Llanfair

I have just spoken to Graham, and he'll put me and Monty up at his house, booked and done. See you there.
Monty is my railway travelling companion, he's a border collie.

Cheers, Bron.


04 Jul 07 - 04:22 PM (#2094198)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: lady penelope

Oooh, doggy! That's you and I in the same place Llanfair. I like getting to play with other people's doggies.....

Oooh I'm so excited...


04 Jul 07 - 06:04 PM (#2094274)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: katlaughing

That is so cool, Bron! Last I knew we couldn't take pets on the trains over here.


05 Jul 07 - 04:23 AM (#2094512)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Llanfair

There's no problem with dogs as long as they are well behaved. Monty sits on his own rug next to the window and watches the world go by, or uses his collie stare, the one that scares sheep, to get people to give him food. He's really friendly, and fat and cuddly.

Bit like me, really!!


05 Jul 07 - 12:40 PM (#2094803)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Liz the Squeak

You still scaring those sheep Bron? Bad girl, no biscuit!

LTS


06 Jul 07 - 12:06 PM (#2095690)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

There is a regular service from the airport to Inverness. Europcar can hire you a minibus at the airport.
Wouldn't it be a good idea for people to compare flight
numbers and arrival times?
DOH!
Giok


06 Jul 07 - 12:32 PM (#2095706)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Jim Lad

Maybe do that part by pm. (for safety)
We're not booked yet but we will.


06 Jul 07 - 04:42 PM (#2095881)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Liz the Squeak

Well I wasn't going to suggest we all put it here .... but if any burglar takes a look at the attendance list, they'll know where to go!

Oh, and 290!

LTS


06 Jul 07 - 05:01 PM (#2095895)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Megan L

Flamin heck lassie if they are onything like me a still canny find ma flamin santa whit hope wid i hae o findin folks hooses :p


06 Jul 07 - 05:10 PM (#2095901)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Liz the Squeak

Hur hur hur...

Your Santa isn't a flight risk.

LTS


06 Jul 07 - 06:18 PM (#2095957)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Jim Lad

Liz the Squeak: Well there's another thread asking what our favourite instruments are. Pretty soon they'll be asking where the key is.


07 Jul 07 - 01:29 AM (#2096161)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Liz the Squeak

Front or back door?

LTS


07 Jul 07 - 01:51 AM (#2096169)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Jim Lad

Never the back door, dear.


10 Jul 07 - 12:08 PM (#2098785)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Jim Lad

Daft Bugger. Well at least it's someone that's going, Right?


10 Jul 07 - 12:09 PM (#2098789)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: Liz the Squeak

yip.

:)

LTS


10 Jul 07 - 12:36 PM (#2098818)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 20th 2007
From: John MacKenzie

Did I mention that this is an edited thread Liz?


11 Jul 07 - 02:31 PM (#2100028)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 2007
From: Liz the Squeak

Meanies!!!!

Some of us have few pleasures in life, other than showing the world that we can count without taking our shoes and socks off...

LTS


12 Jul 07 - 11:01 AM (#2100681)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 20
From: John MacKenzie

What do you do after 22?


27 Jul 07 - 03:39 AM (#2112378)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 2007
From: Megan L

So there are quite a few going then? If its more than 10 Giok ye kin tak yer shoes aff tae count :p


27 Jul 07 - 04:17 AM (#2112391)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 20
From: John MacKenzie

Right I have the following names gleaned from the preceding posts, please let me know if you're not on the list and should, be or vice versa.

Llanfair + Monty
LtS + Manitas + Limpit
MeganL + Dauvitt
Skarpi + Gunna, and possibly Rosa and her husband too.
Jim Lad + Brenda [provisional for now] Confirmed !!!!
Tattie Bogle
Drumshanty
Lady P
Weerover [possible]
Murray MacLeod + Fine Singer
Jack Campin + Marion
Doug Chadwick
Effsee
Catherine Jayne + Paul + Sprog [on west coast ;)]
Lurking Catter + Kitten
Col K

OK how am I doing so far?

Giok


27 Jul 07 - 05:18 AM (#2112413)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 2007
From: Llanfair

Jim is trying to get the time off to come too, so, as soon as he knows, I'll have to contact Graham to see if there's space for him.

Monty's really looking forward to it!!!


27 Jul 07 - 07:35 AM (#2112491)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 2007
From: GUEST,Lurking Catter

Can confirm attendance including Kitten


28 Jul 07 - 04:59 AM (#2113161)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 20
From: John MacKenzie

McFreshen


01 Aug 07 - 04:41 AM (#2116261)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 2007
From: Megan L

Llanfair there must be a corner somewhere Graham hasnt shoehorned someone itno yet :)


10 Aug 07 - 04:57 PM (#2123280)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 20
From: Jim Lad

We're booked.


10 Aug 07 - 06:31 PM (#2123325)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 2007
From: Llanfair

May not be a problem, I think he's decided to stay at home. It's the long train journey without a smoke......!!


17 Aug 07 - 06:48 AM (#2127756)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 2007
From: Tattie Bogle

Really sorry about this, but not going to be able to come after all, so neither is Drumshanty. I have spoken to Graham of the Invershin Hotel to cancel our booking for the room, so he is going to contact whoever is top of his waiting list.
Very disappointed, but hope you all have a wonderful time.
TB


18 Aug 07 - 01:38 AM (#2128386)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 2007
From: Liz the Squeak

Oh Tattie - I was so looking forward to meeting you both... Ho hum. Take care. We'll post pictures to make you jealous.

I'm getting excited about it now... I've even declined a money making gig to come!!

LTS


18 Aug 07 - 01:32 PM (#2128655)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 2007
From: lady penelope

I'm all excited. I've managed to sort me passport out (I'm going to fly inna plane!!!!) and now I wanna go everywhere!


Lawks, I need to get out more....


20 Aug 07 - 11:18 AM (#2129682)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 2007
From: Tattie Bogle

Thanks, LTS,
Do I know you already anyway? Do you go to Sidmouth?
Look forward to seeing the pics!
TB


20 Aug 07 - 11:39 AM (#2129692)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 2007
From: Liz the Squeak

I don't get to Sidmouth, but I do go to Towersey.

LTS


21 Aug 07 - 09:10 AM (#2130362)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 2007
From: GUEST,Drumshanty

It's my own fault of course, because I don't drive. Must do something about that. I am sure you'll all have a ball and I'll see to getting a driving licence so that I can come next time.

(Am posting from WhitbyFW - mayhap I'll meet some of youse here?)


21 Aug 07 - 12:30 PM (#2130461)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 2007
From: lady penelope

Must say I'm kinda in your boat Drumshanty. Although I'd still be flying to Invershin as I live in London!

However, last year on my 40th birthday I decided enough was enough, I was fed up of camping in a tent that you had to 're-birth' yourself to get out of (and get dressed lying down in) and of basically not going to enough fests and gathers due to lack of transport.

I've scored a tent I can stand up in (and the foot print isn't much bigger than my old tent) and I've got as far as passing my theory test. Unfortunately, as I haven't got access to a car to practice in, I need more lessons and they're having to happen as and when I get the money. But still, shouldn't be too long now as my instructor is making iencouraging noises about booking tests and my mother has promised that I can borrow her car once I get my full license. So Next year promises to be fun!!!

My poor husband will become a folk widower....


21 Aug 07 - 01:16 PM (#2130480)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 20
From: Sabine

Ooooooooooooooooiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!!!!

All the Mudcat Gatherings I have missed out so far because
a. lack of money
b. lack of time
c. not being in the area

Except a + b which seems to become normal....

I am living in Scotland, folks, and missed this thread!
How unfair!!!!!!

I just tried to read the hundreds of answers to figure out the exact date and got completely confused.

Can please anyone provide me with the information about
1. when
2. where
3. help with accomodation
4. prices

heeeeeeeeelp!!!!

I would really like to come because here where I leave is not much of good folk music and I feel so lost.... *snik*

cheers

Sabine


21 Aug 07 - 02:07 PM (#2130517)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 2007
From: Megan L

Sabine it is on the 19th/ 20th/21st of October this year. It is being held In Invershin hotel
The owner is Graham he has been helping folk find accomadation give him a call.


21 Aug 07 - 02:09 PM (#2130518)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 2007
From: Megan L

This is his number lass
Graham on 01549 421202.


22 Aug 07 - 04:19 AM (#2130926)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 2007
From: Megan L

refresh


22 Aug 07 - 06:03 AM (#2130962)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 20
From: Sabine

Thanks Megan,

this should be possible for me. I will phone Graham today and as soon as I find accommodation Giok can put me on the list :-)


23 Aug 07 - 04:43 PM (#2132224)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 20
From: John MacKenzie

Wahoo!!!!!!!!!!!


27 Aug 07 - 08:23 AM (#2134395)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 20
From: John MacKenzie

Well howzit going folks?
G.


27 Aug 07 - 04:13 PM (#2134757)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 20
From: Sabine

Well,
at the moment there is a 50:50 chance for me to make it.

either I come with a friend, but he refuses to stay at the hostel and prefers camping (which is out of question for me)
or
I cannot come at all cause I don't have a car at the moment and don't know how to reach it with public transport

Or
I have a car, can come up by myself and stay at the hostel...

sorry, I cannot be more precisely at the moment :-(


27 Aug 07 - 04:18 PM (#2134759)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 20
From: John MacKenzie

The hostel has double rooms for about £29 a night if that's his worry.
Tell me where you are coming from, and I will tell you how to get there by public transport. Get to Inverness and we can get you the rest of the way somehow, or the train station is right beside the hotel.
Giok


27 Aug 07 - 04:30 PM (#2134767)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 20
From: Jim Lad

I think a couple of my cousin's weans live in Inverness so that will be a help to me. Got the tickets and the wean's passport renewed so all I have to do now is escape from my mother for a day or two.
Cheers!
Jim


27 Aug 07 - 04:42 PM (#2134773)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 20
From: John MacKenzie

Great stuff Jim
G.


27 Aug 07 - 05:10 PM (#2134805)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 20
From: Jim Lad

Got your pm, thanks. I've been all wrapped up in recording so not dropping in as much, right now.


28 Aug 07 - 05:14 AM (#2135120)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 2007
From: Llanfair

I'm all set, and so is Monty, though he won't enjoy the bath he has to have before we travel!!


28 Aug 07 - 05:33 AM (#2135125)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 20
From: John MacKenzie

Who will end up wetter, you or him?
G.


28 Aug 07 - 05:00 PM (#2135522)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 2007
From: Llanfair

Me. He does try to be a good boy, but he will try to creep out of the bath before I've rinsed him properly.

We're thinking about sending him to a dog groomer's, but the only one I've found is called "pink poodles"


29 Aug 07 - 01:56 PM (#2136180)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 20
From: Susanne (skw)

Enjoy yourselves! I've tried, but I won't be able to get away from work long enough in order to take part. Would have been nice to see some familiar faces and get to know some new ones. Maybe next year ... Particular good wishes to Giok and Liz, Bron, and Doug.


29 Aug 07 - 02:24 PM (#2136206)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 20
From: John MacKenzie

We could hold the 2008 Euro gathering at the same venue Suzanne!
Giok


29 Aug 07 - 02:47 PM (#2136222)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 20
From: sheila

Making the Sutherland gathering an annual event, is a terrific idea!
I just hope my local PostBus keeps running.......


29 Aug 07 - 11:52 PM (#2136586)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 20
From: Susanne (skw)

Go on then, Giok! I'm planning to be in Britain next May anyway. Shall we put the idea about in a new thread?


08 Sep 07 - 05:43 AM (#2143827)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 20
From: Sabine

Okay, folks...
book me in.
Still don't know whether it will only be me or a friend or whoever.
But it will be me :-)


08 Sep 07 - 06:05 AM (#2143837)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 20
From: John MacKenzie

Great news. look forward to meeting up at last.
Not long now folks, remember there is still plenty space available at the Carbisdale Castle Youth hostel 10 minutes walk away. This alone is worth the trip, it's a spectacular place.

So now we have

Llanfair + Monty
LtS + Manitas + Limpit
MeganL + Dauvitt
Skarpi + Gunna, and possibly Rosa and her husband too.
Jim Lad + Brenda
Lady P
Weerover [possible]
Murray MacLeod + Fine Singer
Jack Campin + Marion
Doug Chadwick
Effsee
Catherine Jayne + Paul + Sprog [on west coast ;)]
Lurking Catter + Kitten
Sabine

Any additions or subtractions?

Giok


08 Sep 07 - 09:01 AM (#2143900)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 2007
From: weerover

No weerover, I'm afraid. Graham said he'd contact me by end of August if he could squeeze us in, and no word. I've arranged a flying lesson that weekend (maybe I could fly over and give y'all a wee wave).

wr


08 Sep 07 - 11:05 AM (#2143957)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 2007
From: Liz the Squeak

That doesn't seem many for the amount of hotel and hostel space booked.

LTS


08 Sep 07 - 11:10 AM (#2143960)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 20
From: Sabine

The hotel is booked out as far as I know...

I am not yet sure if to book a bed in the youth hostel or take my tent..


08 Sep 07 - 11:33 AM (#2143971)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 20
From: John MacKenzie

I count 24 peeps, and I think there are others I haven't listed.
G


15 Sep 07 - 10:29 AM (#2149832)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 2007
From: Doug Chadwick

Just over a month to go, so I have booked my train tickets. I now have to work out how many and what type of instruments I can safely lug between the 4 trains I have to take. If all goes to plan, I shouldn't be in too much of a rush but if there are any delays, well….. I might have to limit clothes to a spare shirt and a few changes of underwear.

DC


15 Sep 07 - 10:31 AM (#2149835)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 2007
From: Doug Chadwick

Perhaps I should wear a kilt and forget the underwear.

DC


15 Sep 07 - 10:35 AM (#2149838)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 20
From: John MacKenzie

Well we had a German lad wearing the kilt in the pub last night, so anything's possible Doug
Giok


15 Sep 07 - 12:19 PM (#2149886)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 2007
From: Liz the Squeak

I presume there is to be a raffle?

I have tickets so expect one!

LTS


15 Sep 07 - 12:24 PM (#2149889)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 20
From: John MacKenzie

Oh yes, I have a beautiful shawl made and donated by MMario [see pics], I also have some CDs imported by the Magnificent Severn from the USA for the purpose. So roll up guys and gals. Any more donations of prizes will be gratefully received.
No Hils I haven't forgotten that you want tickets.
Giok


15 Sep 07 - 03:32 PM (#2150016)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 2007
From: Doug Chadwick

I will donate a double CD       "Tuesday Night @ the Tap & Spile"       for the raffle.

- 38 tracks of covers, original songs and poetry recorded by the Grimsby Tappites who attend the regular open mic/acoustic nights. It features several Mudcat members such as Tim the Twangler, Rockhen and myself as well as a number of Mudcat guests

Those who are not lucky enough to win it could buy the CD's at £5 each (£10 the pair). All profits are donated to the National Children's Home (Grimsby) and Viking FM's "For the Kids" charity. For each double set sold (as a set) during the weekend, I will donate a further 50p to Mudcat.

If anyone is interested in purchasing the CD's, either P.M. me or let me know in this thread.

DC


15 Sep 07 - 03:45 PM (#2150024)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 20
From: John MacKenzie

I'll buy one Doug.
G


15 Sep 07 - 03:46 PM (#2150025)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 2007
From: Megan L

same here


15 Sep 07 - 04:08 PM (#2150038)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 2007
From: Effsee

Me too!


17 Sep 07 - 09:47 AM (#2151071)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 2007
From: Megan L

refresh


17 Sep 07 - 09:49 AM (#2151072)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 20
From: John MacKenzie

That woman getting fresh again I see
G


17 Sep 07 - 09:55 AM (#2151078)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 2007
From: Megan L

ach haud yer wheesht ya daft bissim i needed grhams phone number.


17 Sep 07 - 01:09 PM (#2151192)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 2007
From: Essex Girl

Unfortunately I won't be able to make it now as after nearly 3 months off I've got a job.(boo hoo)It was an offer I couldn't refuse - 6 months contract at good money - means I should be able to have next summmer off as well!!


17 Sep 07 - 01:12 PM (#2151194)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 20
From: John MacKenzie

Oh bugger! Good news job wise though!
G


17 Sep 07 - 06:53 PM (#2151471)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 20
From: Jim Lad

I'll be looking for CDs too.


18 Sep 07 - 03:28 AM (#2151683)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 2007
From: Llanfair

A month to go. Have we got a revised list, Giok?
I'll bring something for the raffle, don't know what, yet.


18 Sep 07 - 04:42 AM (#2151707)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 20
From: John MacKenzie

So now we have 28 that I know of, plus some locals will appear on an ad hoc basis.

Llanfair + Monty
LtS + Manitas + Limpit
MeganL + Dauvitt
Skarpi + Gunna + Daughter Helga, Rosa, and her husband Helgi.
Jim Lad + Brenda
Lady P
Weerover [possible]
Murray MacLeod + Fine Singer
Jack Campin + Marion
Doug Chadwick
Effsee
Catherine Jayne + Paul + Sprog [on west coast ;)]
Lurking Catter + Kitten
Sabine

Any additions or subtractions?

Giok


18 Sep 07 - 08:53 AM (#2151832)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 20
From: sheila

I might manage to get down from Melness.


18 Sep 07 - 09:51 AM (#2151872)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 20
From: John MacKenzie

Ooh yes please, we like Melness.
Giok


19 Sep 07 - 02:05 AM (#2152420)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 2007
From: Liz the Squeak

I'm afraid you'll have to add Jack to that list... Rehab will be finished by then and he'll need to be watched carefully.

LTS


19 Sep 07 - 04:53 AM (#2152472)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 20
From: John MacKenzie

That's another distillery tour then?
G


19 Sep 07 - 04:26 PM (#2152920)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 2007
From: lady penelope

No NO NO NO NO NO NO!!!!! Don't let him near the distillery!!!! They'll be none left for the rest of us!!! *G*


19 Sep 07 - 04:30 PM (#2152925)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 20
From: John MacKenzie

Penny you're not on the list, you are coming aren't you?
G


19 Sep 07 - 05:21 PM (#2152962)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 2007
From: lady penelope

I am too on the list! I'm 6th from the top!!! And yes I am coming. I have me plane ticket, passport and have alerted the relatives an everything!!!


19 Sep 07 - 05:37 PM (#2152973)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 20
From: John MacKenzie

Oops


19 Sep 07 - 05:42 PM (#2152978)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 2007
From: Liz the Squeak

And now there's a posting for every day of the year.

Jack is presently drying out. It's amazing the difference a bottle of fabric softener and a tumbledryer will make!

LTS


19 Sep 07 - 09:42 PM (#2153133)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 2007
From: Effsee

And don't forget the Leap Years!


01 Oct 07 - 03:10 PM (#2161341)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 2007
From: Llanfair

A friend of mine is hoping to come, too. She's been in touch with Graham, and she's first reserve if anyone drops out, accommodation-wise.

I'll be travelling overnight on the train from Crewe to inverness, then getting the connection to Invershin, arriving lunchtime Friday. Anyone else on that train?


01 Oct 07 - 03:13 PM (#2161344)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 20
From: John MacKenzie

She can always stay at the hostel there will be plenty room there.
G.


01 Oct 07 - 04:13 PM (#2161378)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 2007
From: lady penelope

You know, I keep looking at the time table posted on their web site and as far as I can figure, there only appears to be one train a day at about 5.30pm.

I know I'm a bear of small brain, but surely that can't be right?


01 Oct 07 - 04:22 PM (#2161386)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 20
From: John MacKenzie

There afre more, but I can't get the Scotrail site to download. The National Rail enquiries site is acting up too.
G


01 Oct 07 - 06:12 PM (#2161434)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 2007
From: Doug Chadwick

According to "thetrainline.com", the 10:39 train from Inverness should get to Invershin at 12:10.
The 17:53 train arrives at 19:22. I'll be on the later train.

DC


01 Oct 07 - 07:39 PM (#2161495)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 2007
From: Jack Campin

Marion & I can't make it (blown too much of our holiday budget on attending a funeral). Next year, I hope.


02 Oct 07 - 04:41 AM (#2161708)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 2007
From: Llanfair

It's the 10-39 we're getting. It's a 2 hour wait at Inverness, but lots of time for Monty to stretch his legs, and mine!!

D'you think it might be an idea to start a Scottish Mudgather Two, this one's getting a bit long.

I think Audrey wants to be around the hotel, and Monty and me. She doesn't get out much!!!


06 Oct 07 - 06:16 PM (#2165458)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 20
From: Sabine

hi folks,

just had a look at the hostel page again and was also looking at that hill to climb up after the session....

is there no other possibility of accommodation in that area as the hotel (fully booked) and the hostel (no, i refuse to mountain-climbing after several pints...).

we could put up a tent but i must admit... i am not too keen to do this as well...

any ideas?

cheers

sabine


06 Oct 07 - 06:20 PM (#2165462)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 20
From: John MacKenzie

Phone Graham and he will sort something out for you. Whatever happens you will be OK Sabine.
Giok
G


12 Oct 07 - 11:38 AM (#2169609)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 20
From: Sabine

I am very sorry to tell you, but unfortunately I won't turn up next week.

Hopefully next time :-(


12 Oct 07 - 11:47 AM (#2169618)
Subject: RE: Scottish Mudgather October 19th/ 20th/21st 20
From: John MacKenzie

Oh dear, please come, I won't let Meg bite you honest!
G