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Tenterden Folk Festival 2012

GUEST,TFF 11 Aug 12 - 12:17 PM
Richard Bridge 11 Aug 12 - 03:12 PM
GUEST,Guest 11 Aug 12 - 09:36 PM
TFF 13 Aug 12 - 04:13 AM
RoyH 13 Aug 12 - 11:42 AM
TFF 18 Aug 12 - 05:16 AM
Abdul The Bul Bul 14 Sep 12 - 03:09 PM
G-Force 14 Sep 12 - 03:23 PM
GUEST,Jan 16 Sep 12 - 07:46 AM
Richard Bridge 16 Sep 12 - 11:51 AM
Good Soldier Schweik 16 Sep 12 - 12:39 PM
Richard Bridge 17 Sep 12 - 08:00 PM
Girl Friday 18 Sep 12 - 07:05 AM
Vic Smith 18 Sep 12 - 07:33 AM
Abdul The Bul Bul 18 Sep 12 - 10:38 AM
G-Force 18 Sep 12 - 10:48 AM
Surreysinger 18 Sep 12 - 02:52 PM
TFF 18 Sep 12 - 03:04 PM
TFF 18 Sep 12 - 03:11 PM
G-Force 18 Sep 12 - 03:24 PM
Richard Bridge 18 Sep 12 - 03:53 PM
GUEST 18 Sep 12 - 05:28 PM
GUEST,synbyn 18 Sep 12 - 06:11 PM
Richard Bridge 23 Sep 12 - 02:50 PM
melodeonboy 24 Sep 12 - 04:18 AM
GUEST,synbyn 24 Sep 12 - 07:23 AM
GUEST,Swindon/Enfield Pete 24 Sep 12 - 08:24 AM
Richard Bridge 24 Sep 12 - 08:35 AM
Richard Bridge 24 Sep 12 - 08:40 AM
GUEST,Capella 24 Sep 12 - 04:17 PM
Richard Bridge 24 Sep 12 - 04:21 PM
Dave Earl 24 Sep 12 - 04:37 PM
Richard Bridge 24 Sep 12 - 05:38 PM
Richard Bridge 25 Sep 12 - 01:33 AM
Dave Earl 25 Sep 12 - 05:31 AM
GUEST,Swindon/Enfield Pete 25 Sep 12 - 08:15 AM
GUEST,synbyn 25 Sep 12 - 08:43 AM
Richard Bridge 25 Sep 12 - 05:45 PM
Richard Bridge 26 Sep 12 - 03:15 AM
Valmai Goodyear 26 Sep 12 - 01:56 PM
Girl Friday 26 Sep 12 - 02:08 PM
Richard Bridge 26 Sep 12 - 02:12 PM
Richard Bridge 27 Sep 12 - 01:34 AM
Valmai Goodyear 27 Sep 12 - 02:13 AM
GUEST,synbyn 28 Sep 12 - 07:48 AM
Girl Friday 28 Sep 12 - 02:24 PM
Girl Friday 28 Sep 12 - 02:28 PM
Vic Smith 30 Sep 12 - 08:05 AM
Richard Bridge 30 Sep 12 - 10:17 AM
GUEST,synbyn 01 Oct 12 - 08:57 AM
TFF 01 Oct 12 - 03:13 PM
GUEST,Capella 01 Oct 12 - 03:19 PM
Richard Bridge 01 Oct 12 - 06:17 PM
Richard Bridge 01 Oct 12 - 11:21 PM
Good Soldier Schweik 02 Oct 12 - 03:47 PM
Richard Bridge 03 Oct 12 - 04:46 AM
GUEST,synbyn 03 Oct 12 - 08:15 AM
TFF 03 Oct 12 - 10:50 AM
The Barden of England 03 Oct 12 - 04:54 PM
Richard Bridge 04 Oct 12 - 04:36 AM
GUEST,Capella 04 Oct 12 - 07:34 AM
Richard Bridge 04 Oct 12 - 10:15 AM
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Girl Friday 07 Oct 12 - 11:12 AM
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Subject: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: GUEST,TFF
Date: 11 Aug 12 - 12:17 PM

Do not forget that the 20th Tenterden Folk Festival takes place from 4th to 7th October 2012.
Full weekend ticket are still available at the early bird price until 31st August.
Some tickets for the Acoustic Strawbs Concert on the Thursday are still available but are going fast.
More details of the festival and how to buy tickets can be found on the website.
Tenterden Folk Festival

Will the weather be as brilliant as last year?


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 11 Aug 12 - 03:12 PM

I will be there whatever the weather - but we will only be having Pimms workshops if it is fine.


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 11 Aug 12 - 09:36 PM

Marian Button has given us the three line whip over this and as we love her to bits we are making the effort this year.

So we will be there.

Looks an interesting bill with something for everyone.

The cheque will be in the post shortly - honest!


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: TFF
Date: 13 Aug 12 - 04:13 AM

Hi all,

TFF is now a Mudcat member!
http://www.tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: RoyH
Date: 13 Aug 12 - 11:42 AM

Tenterden Festival is one of the best, beautifully organised by gentleman Alan Castle who provides a good guest list and an easy-going atmosphere. Congratulations to Tenterden Fest on the praiseworthy decision to dedicate this years festival to the memory of Bo Foaks. RoyH


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: TFF
Date: 18 Aug 12 - 05:16 AM

Thanks Roy, coming from you a compliment indeed.


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: Abdul The Bul Bul
Date: 14 Sep 12 - 03:09 PM

And it seems to be confirmed on the programme that the campsite has no water supply!. Wot no bowser?
Al


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: G-Force
Date: 14 Sep 12 - 03:23 PM

Guess we'll have to make do with beer, then.

Seriously, no water is not good.


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: GUEST,Jan
Date: 16 Sep 12 - 07:46 AM

I quite agree with G-Force but I'll put it in stronger terms. I think to expect people who have paid good money to camp for up to five days without providing access to a water pipe is disgraceful. If we had known we would never have bought tickets. It shows complete disregard for people's comfort. Maybe if enough of us complain they'll change their minds and get their fingers out!


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 16 Sep 12 - 11:51 AM

I usually put two 5 or 10 gallon drums in the back of the Volvo and get by. But it is a useful reminder. Last year the farmer provided a good number of the big square water things that farmers use (dunnamany gallons) in the field - but the organisers do NOT have the power to compel the railway to provide a source of water. Also the camping is very cheap - and the only available suitable field so bargaining power with the farmer is limited.

For smaller quantities it is usually possible (if you have your own flexi-pipe) to fill a container (even a roller container) at the public loos near the fish and chip shop but it will be easier then if the container is large to lift it into the boot of your car and drive to the field.

Forewarned is forearmed.

I should point out however that as far as I know the acmping onfo is still as at February

http://btckstorage.blob.core.windows.net/site4068/News%20letters/Camping%20for%202012.pdf

And although there is no MAINS water in the field (this is a fact) it seems that a bowser is likely to be available and it is merely recommended to bring bottled water for drinking. I will, if I run out of what I bring probably use the bowser for cooking and showering and washing up and be grateful.

There is a commercial camp site a few miles up the road but using it means staying sober to drive or using the buses and I am not sure what the official bus arrangements are. The public buses are not all that convenient.

I'd MUCH rather have the field as is.


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: Good Soldier Schweik
Date: 16 Sep 12 - 12:39 PM

"I quite agree with G-Force but I'll put it in stronger terms. I think to expect people who have paid good money to camp for up to five days without providing access to a water pipe is disgraceful.
Alan Castle has been organising this festival for many years, and gets my thanks for doing a great job.


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 17 Sep 12 - 08:00 PM

And it is great to see that the Woolpack is back!


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: Girl Friday
Date: 18 Sep 12 - 07:05 AM

Agreed!!


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: Vic Smith
Date: 18 Sep 12 - 07:33 AM

Alan Castle has been organising this festival for many years, and gets my thanks for doing a great job.

He gets mine as well, Dick. As a fellow folk festival organiser, I know the hours that he must put in for very little on no reward and sometimes all that he meets is complaints that the festival is not organised in the way that some would like.


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: Abdul The Bul Bul
Date: 18 Sep 12 - 10:38 AM

Well Vic and Dick,

I'm sure that,s all true regarding Mr Castle, however I agree with Jan, if I'd known the campsite had no water supply I would not have booked tickets. As I have booked and received tickets and am now considering if I will attend or not.
It would be my first time at Tenterden FF and I'm told by friends who have attended in the past that campsites have previously had water supplies.
A campsite if paid for, should have the basic amenities of a water to wash with and toilets.I'd be quite happy to provide drinking water for myself.
I would view this as a legitimate complaint even if it seems unfair to some. I wouldn't however have complained, If I'd known, I'd have just not booked.
Al


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: G-Force
Date: 18 Sep 12 - 10:48 AM

Now, I'm the first to appreciate all the work and dedication that goes into running a festival and I am absolutely not knocking all their efforts. However, I do feel that if there is a water situation it should make it clear on the website. I gather from Richard Bridge's post that there will be something for washing, etc. which is good news, but the first I knew of any problem was the covering letter that arrived with the tickets, intimating no water at all. Bit of a shock, I can tell you. I have just been in to the website again for a good look round and still cannot find any reference anywhere to water. It certainly wasn't mentioned on the ticket booking forms. Perhaps you can now understand the concerns I expressed as a first-time visitor to this festival.


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: Surreysinger
Date: 18 Sep 12 - 02:52 PM

G Force - I have no personal axe to grind on this, but have just looked at the website for the festival myself. On the Ticket purchasing section of the website, under the heading of camping there is a clear link and a prod to seeking further information about camping which, if followed through , takes you to the Newsletter section, and a posting about purchasing camping tickets which was made seven months ago.This clearly sets out advice about the provision of water and portable loos on the camping site. (This is the link which is provided by Richard Bridge above). So the water situation is indeed made clear on the website. I can agree that there is no mention made on the booking leaflet,having checked the one that I have myself although, bearing in mind the A5 size of this, and the limited space for providing information of any sort about the festival as a whole, this is not surprising. The form does state that "terms and conditions are available on request ". I would assume that this would also apply to what camping facilities existed , and there are plenty of telephone numbers and emails address contact details on the form itself to follow up requests for further details.

Al - if you care to check the website you will see that toilets are indeed provided ,and that water tank will also be. The most that is suggested is that you provide your own drinking water.

I'm hoping to attend, but must admit that I won't be camping as I prefer a comfortable bed!


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: TFF
Date: 18 Sep 12 - 03:04 PM

The campsite in Tenterden is a field behind the railway. There is no mains water supply to the field or even adjoining land and never has been. The cost of installing a mains supply would be well into five figures. We had an arrangement with a near by garage but that is now closed and demolished. No drinking water is available outside the railway only water for washing trains! Water is available in town. This is all made clear on the website and in our letters. See the following link.
http://btckstorage.blob.core.windows.net/site4068/News%20letters/Camping%20for%202012.pdf

The farmer whose field it is will give us a tanker of water but unless the tank is specially treated and checked by the powers that be and it is changed every 24 hours we cannot designate it as drinking water. It can be used for flushing loos, etc.

We could bring in certified drinking water from a contractor but that would cost several thousand pounds per day and we would have to increase the cost of camping several fold over to cover it and no one would pay that as it would be dearer than a five star hotel.

There are hotels and B&Bs in Tenterden if you want more comfort and a commercial campsite at Bethersden. You pays your money and takes your choice.


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: TFF
Date: 18 Sep 12 - 03:11 PM

And thanks every one for their support which is much appreciated.


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: G-Force
Date: 18 Sep 12 - 03:24 PM

Thanks Surreysinger and TFF. After much searching we eventually found the camping info. However, unless you know to look for this sort of thing a casual visit to the website to discover who's on and ticket prices would never throw up this type of information. Sorry to be picky but dare I suggest a redesign for 2013.


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 18 Sep 12 - 03:53 PM

Dinna flap.

There are loos.

There is washing water.

There is water in the public loos near the fish and chip shop (but you will need a suitable hose and a container).

The supermarkets will sell you a litre, or even 5 litre bottles of spring water and they are only about half a mile away from the field up the church path.

What would ANYONE want that much drinking water for?


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Sep 12 - 05:28 PM

Sounds great, what's all the fuss about?
Al


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: GUEST,synbyn
Date: 18 Sep 12 - 06:11 PM

just shows how much goes into making a festival a success!


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 23 Sep 12 - 02:50 PM

Looking forward to the sinagrounds. So delighted the Woolpack is back, and bearing in mind how rammed the song sessions used to get in the 8 Bells I am sure that the sessions this year will also be full and enjoyed (with beer).


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: melodeonboy
Date: 24 Sep 12 - 04:18 AM

I'm gigging elsewhere on the Friday and Saturday evenings, but I hope to turn up and get a bit of singing in on the Saturday afternoon.


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: GUEST,synbyn
Date: 24 Sep 12 - 07:23 AM

Yes, please do seek out the sinarounds- the one commemorating Bo on Sat lunchtime will, we hope, be a jolly affair- the last thing Bo would have wished for would be a glum session of maudlin laments. So bring out your breezy chorusses and let's send him off in due fashion, with lively tunes and funny songs to recall how great he was at driving a room along!


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: GUEST,Swindon/Enfield Pete
Date: 24 Sep 12 - 08:24 AM

Planning to go this year for the first time.   Are there any sessions or singarounds going on? Can't seenm to find info on the website.

Cheers - Pete


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 24 Sep 12 - 08:35 AM

Yes, there are many. Look in programme (on website). Most days two to choose from from about noon to about 1430 and then another two to choose from from about 8pm to about midnight. Sometimes there are three. Most are in the Woolpack, the Caxton, or the Vine but there are also tune sessions in the White Lion.


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 24 Sep 12 - 08:40 AM

Wevva looking iffy but the websites disagree.


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: GUEST,Capella
Date: 24 Sep 12 - 04:17 PM

Looking forward to good beer, good company, plenty of singarounds, Pimms workshops, Champagne breakfasts & homemade bacon & Sausages on the griddle!

We shall be arriving Thursday evening (maybe) if not Friday afternoon laden with all the water we can carry - thank god for self levelling suspension & 4WD (should the field entrance become a mudbath)


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 24 Sep 12 - 04:21 PM

I'll bring some towropes...


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: Dave Earl
Date: 24 Sep 12 - 04:37 PM

Yep arriving Thurs avo and, this year, leaving monday morning.

Er! Keep your 4x4s at a distance from my car please. Some of you will recall the trouble I had a couple of years ago!!!

Dave


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 24 Sep 12 - 05:38 PM

This one is a skilled 4*4-er


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 25 Sep 12 - 01:33 AM

My programme has arrived. When did other people get their tickets?


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: Dave Earl
Date: 25 Sep 12 - 05:31 AM

"This one is a skilled 4*4-er "

I know you are Richard and I'm sure others here are too.

It's the Sloan Rangers and Chelsea Tractor types that are the problem.

What was it she said? "I drive one of these to keep my children safe"
and "I don't how to use the 4 wheel drive"

How I managed to keep myself from strangling the woman I still don't know.

See ya there folks

Dave


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: GUEST,Swindon/Enfield Pete
Date: 25 Sep 12 - 08:15 AM

Thanks Richard for the info. Hotel booked from Friday until Sunday (in Ashford but what the eck!) really looking forward to it. Others from Swindon Folk Club will be there too. See you all soon - roll on...


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: GUEST,synbyn
Date: 25 Sep 12 - 08:43 AM

Look forward to seeing you all- and sharing some music! Swindon, eh? Think you may find some products on the Railway!


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 25 Sep 12 - 05:45 PM

No, Dave, I meant Tony from Capella was a skilled man with his Rangie - he can even drive a real tractor too!


Pete - if you are planning on drinking, camping is the best way to do it.


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 26 Sep 12 - 03:15 AM

Wevva predictions seem to be improving.


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 26 Sep 12 - 01:56 PM

The music for the concertina part-playing workshop can now be downloaded from the tunes page of the Spare Parts Concertina Band website http://www.sparepartsband.co.uk/SPTunes.php in midi and pdf form. (Link maker not working at the moment.)

Sunday 7th. October 3.30 – 5.00 p.m
Concertina part-playing with Spare Parts
White Lion Saddlery

The tunes are :-
Harliquin Air
Miss Sackville's Fancy
Liliburlero

The MIDI files have normal and slow versions of the full arrangements and of each part separately. Each tune is played three times.

Feel free to download the tunes and try them out even if you aren't coming to the workshop.


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: Girl Friday
Date: 26 Sep 12 - 02:08 PM

We must sing the 4 x 4 song for Dave when we see him. With Leopardettes if possible.


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 26 Sep 12 - 02:12 PM

Re-write it to "Take the kids to school in my 4*4" and I'll even join in, while pointing out that if the silly woman had joined the AWDC and done some offroading she'd have known how to drive.


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 27 Sep 12 - 01:34 AM

Wevva sites still lack unanimity but the odds are improving of most days being dry and sunny with temps of up to 19 degrees (Celsius). One site is giving Sunday morning as wet, one is showing some drizzle most days. The other two I use are saying mostly dry and sunny.


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 27 Sep 12 - 02:13 AM

I'll repost this as the link maker is now working. Many thanks to Bryan TheSnail Creer for all the work involved in making separate midi files for the parts:

The music for the concertina part-playing workshop can now be downloaded from the tunes page of the Spare Parts Concertina Band website in midi and pdf form.
Sunday 7th. October 3.30 – 5.00 p.m
Concertina part-playing with Spare Parts
White Lion Saddlery

The tunes are :-
Harliquin Air
Miss Sackville's Fancy
Liliburlero

The MIDI files have normal and slow versions of the full arrangements and of each part separately. Each tune is played three times.

Feel free to download the tunes and try them out even if you aren't coming to the workshop.

Valmai (Lewes)


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: GUEST,synbyn
Date: 28 Sep 12 - 07:48 AM

apparently TFF was mentioned by Mike Harding.... can TDL be next!


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: Girl Friday
Date: 28 Sep 12 - 02:24 PM

Why not ? If he's your friend on Facebook... lobby him. We have spoken to him twice. Though that was a few years back.


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: Girl Friday
Date: 28 Sep 12 - 02:28 PM

Richard - Taking the kids to school is in verse 2
Got leopardskin upholstery I'm looking very cool
Strap in all the kids and I take them off to school.


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: Vic Smith
Date: 30 Sep 12 - 08:05 AM

We find that our schedule for Tenterden Folk Festival includes singing for patients in Tenterden Hospital. It's always good to do these institutional gigs, like the concerts that we used to do in prisons all these years ago. We found that we always had a captive audience.


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 30 Sep 12 - 10:17 AM

Forecasts still diverse. BBC most optimistic so far - and tehy are always right aren't they?


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: GUEST,synbyn
Date: 01 Oct 12 - 08:57 AM

If anyone has any songs for Bo they particularly wish to sing, please let me know, either here or via Facebook- Ta!


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: TFF
Date: 01 Oct 12 - 03:13 PM

The weather WILL be great! To prove it we have booked some ground protection mats, like they have on building sites, for the entrance to the field. They will be delivered Thursday morning. We have also appointed a Minister for wet weather which guarantees a drought. Seriously I've just looked at the field and the entrance is much improved as the Railway have done some work on the drainage and ditches and the farmer has cut the grass. Look for the banners by the lower entrance.

There has been a couple of changes to the programme as Jim Causley is unable to attend due to ill health.

Otherwise mostly going to plan.

Good to see a Wiltshire contingent coming as my grandmother's family came from Overton near Marlborough and some still live around the area.

See you all soon.


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: GUEST,Capella
Date: 01 Oct 12 - 03:19 PM

According to the BBC weather elves it will rain on Friday but a big golden orb will appear in the sky on Saturday and again on Sunday.

Cheese purchased for 'Campsite cheese workshop' includes: French Chaource, Reblochon, Spanish Manchego,some 'Cave Aged' Wookey Hole cheddar and a very nice smelling piece of unpasturised Brie.

The Bobbing Sausage factory has also been in production over the weekend so all members of the travelling breakfast club should probably try to eat healthily this week in order to compensate.


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 01 Oct 12 - 06:17 PM

I have eaten almost all my tame cheese and will soon have finished the untamed versions. Since they were bought for the blessing this is probably a blessing. But I do have some Pimms and some lemonade and and kiwi fruit and lemons and cucumber and will get strawbugs and lime. I will get ice from supermarket on any day the sun comes out for long enough.

There is a rumour that the Bard has bought his local supermarket dry of the important runny breakfast ingredients.

I think awnings may be essential if the wind will permit...


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 01 Oct 12 - 11:21 PM

Fascinating. The Weather Outlook and Metcheck are showing Wet Fri and absolutely biblical Saturday (Metcheck predicting nearly two inches of rain on Saturday, mostly in the morning) but the BBC and The Weather Channel are showing at worst some light rain Friday and the rest mostly nice.


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: Good Soldier Schweik
Date: 02 Oct 12 - 03:47 PM

Richard , I am sorry I cant be there to drink your pimms, and enjoy the craic


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 03 Oct 12 - 04:46 AM

The trend amongst the wevva sites I use seems to be concentrating on Friday being the day to float away, with the rest being fairly reasonabubble. This is however not guaranteed.


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: GUEST,synbyn
Date: 03 Oct 12 - 08:15 AM

Tis wonderfully autumnal today- if anyone's not received the details of Bo's Sing @1200 Caxton Sat, I'll have some flyers on Friday... see you all there
Bob


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: TFF
Date: 03 Oct 12 - 10:50 AM

Hi all,

Please note the entrance to the camping field will be as follows;

Go over level crossing and then turn right through the big iron gate BEFORE the entrance into the railway car park. Continue past "the old forge" and a couple of industrial units. You will see our campsite banners and signs on your left along here. When you reach the parking spaces on your left beyond the wooden fence turn into the field and you can use any of this top section where it is dryer. Hope that is understandable.   Portable toilets and water tank (not classified as drinking water) will be near by.


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: The Barden of England
Date: 03 Oct 12 - 04:54 PM

That sounds very sensible to me. Well done.
John Barden


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 04 Oct 12 - 04:36 AM

Wevva seems to have settled on Friday very wet and windy and overnight into Sat too. In view of the wind predictions I may well not bring awning.


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: GUEST,Capella
Date: 04 Oct 12 - 07:34 AM

I will bring ours anyway and make a decision whether or not to go ahead with an erection once I've seen the conditions.


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 04 Oct 12 - 10:15 AM

Plausible for you chaps but mine are tricky to store if not in use. I will look at state of van after loading which now commences.


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 07 Oct 12 - 09:26 AM

Well done Alan Castle - another great year.


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: Girl Friday
Date: 07 Oct 12 - 11:12 AM

We had an excellent time.... once we had managed to get there. Completely missed the lunchtime sessions,due to traffic holdups. Wandered down the High Street and met lots of friends coming out of Tom and Barbara's singaround that had just finished. Enjoyed fish and chips lunch, and a bit of shopping, then caught the end of the concert in the marquee. Spent the evening at The William Caxton . Sang 4 x 4 for Dave Earl, The Fox, and The Mauretania. Enjoyed hearing everyone else's songs too. Think we may be camping next year to avoid missing so much.
Thanks to Alan and his team for organising it all.


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: Vic Smith
Date: 07 Oct 12 - 06:33 PM

See lots of photos of the festival by clicking here


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: GUEST,FloraG
Date: 08 Oct 12 - 04:24 AM

I think Tenterden has taken over from faversham as the place to go in the autumn. I remember days at tenterden when the only sing arounds were the ones we started. Much better now.
We did sweet 16 after your 4X4 =16 Girl Friday. I'm not sure people realised the reason.
Also - well done the PA people. Made my fiddle sound really good.
FloraG


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 08 Oct 12 - 05:00 AM

IMHO Tenterden has always outranked Faversham - historically and currently it has had an excellent range of top quality folk musician guests, and usually excellent song/sessions - for example in the 8 Bells and a more formal "club" upstairs with Bob and Kath until alas the 8 Bells was lost to the temple of mammon (or is it gammon?).

It is a delight to have the Woolpack back - the beers in the barn were excellent and the acoustics there absolutely fantastic (and the portaloos there were constantly clean and well lit once turned on).

English weather in October will always be a gamble, but for the most part the drier section of the field was OK. Maybe an arrangement could be made with the local AWDC - a display of 4*4s and on-tap-towing - or a "clearway" along the very crest into a higher section of the hard yard and mandatory sensible parking - vans pointing DOWNHILL herringbone fashion off the crest so on exit they turned north (ish) towards the tree then came back along the dry crest.


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: The Barden of England
Date: 08 Oct 12 - 09:53 AM

No dramas from everybody who left today, all got off and out without a hitch (pardon the pun).
The weather gods played fair in that at least it rained at night rather than on Saturday for the dancers, and the line up was top class. An excellent festival and congratulations to Alan Castle, the committee members and the hard working volunteers.
John Barden


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: Girl Friday
Date: 08 Oct 12 - 12:34 PM

My post went off into cyberspace...... try again. Flora - we didn't notice your natty link from 4 x 4 to Sweet Sixteen. In hindsight.... well done.

J.B... Amazed you got off the field so easily. Did Tenterden not get the Biblical rainfall that hit Orpington overnight and into this morning ?


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: The Barden of England
Date: 08 Oct 12 - 01:13 PM

Sue - Yes we did, but we all plotted a path out. Takes the guessing out.
John Barden


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 09 Oct 12 - 04:55 AM

Thanks for a very jolly weekend from Spare Parts. There were a lot of good events so it's unrepresentative to single one out, but the Short Sharp Shanties concert was very special and illuminating.

Valmai (Lewes)


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 09 Oct 12 - 10:20 AM

I would have liked to hear that - but it's too late on a Sunday.


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: Girl Friday
Date: 09 Oct 12 - 03:19 PM

Me too - but we weren't there. Wish we had been as the programme was so good this year. We will camp and maybe buy tickets next year if it is going to be that good. Now looking forward to Saturday at Lewes.


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: stormalong
Date: 11 Oct 12 - 07:16 AM

Thanks to Alan and co for another great festival!

The singarounds I attended were all well supported, but I've been wondering about those I didn't attend given the doubling up this year. As far as I know from talking to others they all did well except when they had to compete with the not-to-be-missed Short Sharp Shanties concert.


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 11 Oct 12 - 10:10 AM

Stormalong - you must have been in teh sings that I wasn't - I was Caxton with Brian Peters (followed by guerilla session) Fri and on Sat Woolpack for Tom and Barbara and later Bob and Kath. Woolpack was slow to start but very full by the end of Tom and Barbara. Bob and Kath's started pretty full but not rammed, and then dwindled, but we had a cracking after hours (small) session at the end of it. Given that I think a lot of people no-showed because of the forecasts and the field was not very full of campers, I think it held up well. I think staying doubled up would be good - some thought to be given to overlap.


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: doc.tom
Date: 11 Oct 12 - 11:55 AM

We certainly enjoyed our first time at Tenterden. Thanks to all the contributors in the singarounds we were involved with. We got the one train, it seems, that didn't have an audience - but heigh ho, we got some practice done. Really enjoyed doing the Short Sharp Shanties concert, and thank you for the reception it got - it's always nerve-wracking taking something out for the first time. Hope we'll be back!
TomB


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Subject: RE: Tenterden Folk Festival 2012
From: Girl Friday
Date: 12 Oct 12 - 08:01 AM

Well... I'm sorry we got there just as Tom and Barbara's session had ended. Would have loved to do that one. If there's enough people to warrant more than one singaround... and it seems there were. Then please keep them going. The overlapping concert must have had an effect, as many of the singers that I know would want to do both. So, as Richard says, please keep it in, but slot it in between sessions.


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