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Swinton Festival - The End [and the re-birth]

Dave the Gnome 03 Oct 12 - 04:36 PM
Dave the Gnome 04 Oct 12 - 01:42 PM
Phil Edwards 04 Oct 12 - 06:56 PM
Dave the Gnome 05 Oct 12 - 02:37 PM
GUEST 05 Oct 12 - 03:12 PM
Dave the Gnome 05 Oct 12 - 03:21 PM
Bernard 06 Oct 12 - 08:41 AM
Dave the Gnome 08 Oct 12 - 05:22 PM
Bernard 09 Oct 12 - 11:50 AM
Dave the Gnome 10 Oct 12 - 06:15 PM
Dave the Gnome 13 Oct 12 - 05:19 AM
GUEST,JJ 17 Oct 12 - 03:44 PM
Dave the Gnome 18 Oct 12 - 12:04 PM
Dave the Gnome 19 Oct 12 - 12:25 PM
Dave the Gnome 21 Oct 12 - 07:15 AM
Dave the Gnome 03 Oct 13 - 03:24 AM
Brakn 03 Oct 13 - 04:56 AM
Dave the Gnome 10 Oct 13 - 03:38 AM
Dave the Gnome 10 Oct 13 - 04:24 PM
Dave the Gnome 12 Oct 13 - 04:43 AM
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Subject: Swinton Festival - The End
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 03 Oct 12 - 04:36 PM

It is with mixed feelings I pass on the following news. Sad in a way because I have, in a greater or lesser in recent years extent, been involved with all of them. In another way we are proud to see it survived all the changing fates and everything that the council, the recession and everything else that was thrown at it :-) It is time to let it go. If any youngsters want to inject more enthusiasm they are welcome to have a go but for Ged, Dave and I, we have had a good run. Let's finish on a high note

FESTIVAL NEWS: After much sole searching and discussions with Dave & Dave, Ged has decided that the 2012 Festival will be the last. All 30 festivals have been a gathering of old friends and new over the years - a shared experience to continue the tradition of enjoying many forms of Folk and Blues, bringing a great mix of musical appreciation. Ged, Dave and Dave with the welcome help of many of you still involved with Swinton and others are who are sadly no longer with us enabled Swinton Folk Festival to grow into a weekend of great main guests including all of the big names in the folk world, lively Ceildihs, Morris Teams and Craft Fair. After the council in their wisdom decided to close our venue in the Elizabethan Suite the festival continued on a smaller scale at the White Lion, home of the Swinton Folk Club and has continued to welcome folk and blues followers to share in the friendly sessions and concerts. You will, of course, know that it has not been an easy decision for Ged to make and he will continue with Swinton Folk Club every Monday.
Hopefully everyone will do their best to support the festival this year to make it a great farewell.
You will notice from the update below that Staff Folk are the supporting artists - this is their 40th Anniversary as a duo.

Festival Update:
Friday 19th October
-Upstairs, Blues Concert - More details from Dai Thomas and further e-mails
-Downstairs - casual relaxing gettogether

Saturday 20th October
- Singarounds from 12 noon to 5pm (although the bar will continue to be open )With Dave Polshaw, Dave Wynn, Ged Todd, Steve Chatterley, John Cartain, Geoff Higginbottom & hopefully many more old & new friends.

EVENING CONCERT -
Guest Artist - KEITH DONNELLY
supported by -Staff Folk      
                                          
Start time: 8.30pm - please book tickets in advance -
                                                                Contact details: Ged or Sue on 01942 811527
                                                                e-mail suerobinsontodd@yahoo.com or ged.todd@yahoo.co.uk


Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: Swinton Festival - The End
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 04 Oct 12 - 01:42 PM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Swinton Festival - The End
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 04 Oct 12 - 06:56 PM

Sorry to hear this, but here's to going out on a high. I might even get along myself if I can get a pass-out.


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Subject: RE: Swinton Festival - The End
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 05 Oct 12 - 02:37 PM

Be good to see you, Phil. And anyone else on here of course :-)

D


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Subject: RE: Swinton Festival - The End
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Oct 12 - 03:12 PM

I for one would like to say a big thankyou to all the people involved in the organising of this great little festival.We have been to many over the years and hope to be at this last one.Please send us details            
            Jan & Geoff Pickles


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Subject: RE: Swinton Festival - The End
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 05 Oct 12 - 03:21 PM

Thanks Jan and Geoff - See you soon.

Anyone in touch with Bernard BTW - I think he was 'Uncle Bernard' at the first one. I'll ring him if he doesn't appear on here soon.

Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: Swinton Festival - The End
From: Bernard
Date: 06 Oct 12 - 08:41 AM

Oh yes, I remember 'Uncle Bernard' and the infamous clown suit... which split in a rather embarrassing place...!!

Somewhere I think I still have a copy of the original poster from the first one, which was put together with 'Letraset' in the days before computer typesetting! I'm fairly sure I scanned it a few years ago, come to think of it.

BINGO! I've found it! I've put it on the Lymm Folk Club web space, so you can get a copy here!


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Subject: RE: Swinton Festival - The End
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 08 Oct 12 - 05:22 PM

Grand stuff, Bernard. Who remembers the Jingle, written by John Cartain and recorded at the studios in the old Adelphi House School?

Saturday October the 26th,
the first great Swinton Folk Day
What's the event that shouldn't be missed,
the first great Swinton Folk Day
Concerts, Craft Fairs, Workshops too,
singing and dancing the whole day through
Things for the Kids and things for you at
The first Great Swinton Folk Day


It even got played on teh Beed! Eeeeeh. Them were the days:-)

Reckon you can get the costume again B?

DtG


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Subject: RE: Swinton Festival - The End
From: Bernard
Date: 09 Oct 12 - 11:50 AM

I'm not so sure it was repairable...!! And I've put on an ounce or two since then!!


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Subject: RE: Swinton Festival - The End
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 10 Oct 12 - 06:15 PM

Latest update -

19th October 2012 -    Blues Night - Upstairs at the White Lion

                                     lineup is Hellhound Rex and Hootowl Robin,

                                                    Tom Travis,

                                                    Pete Ryder,                     

                                                    Barrelhouse Barbara

                                                    and Po' Dai Thomas last and probably least.

                                     Entrance will be £5 with complementary raffle ticket and start will be 8:30pm.

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20th October 2012         Get-together and Singaround all day at the White Lion (downstairs)

                                       

                                        EVENING CONCERT:    with               KEITH DONNELLY

                                                                                                         STAFF FOLK

                                        Entrance £6.00       Start time: 8.30pm   

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Informal sessions still in the bar and/or back room Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

DtG


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Subject: RE: Swinton Festival - The End
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 13 Oct 12 - 05:19 AM

It's next weekend! :-)


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Subject: RE: Swinton Festival - The End
From: GUEST,JJ
Date: 17 Oct 12 - 03:44 PM

Any tickets left for Saturday night?

JJ


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Subject: RE: Swinton Festival - The End
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 18 Oct 12 - 12:04 PM

I believe so JJ - Give Ged & Sue a ring. The number is on the first post. See you there all being well.

It all starts tomorrow! Saturday afternoon should be lively. Man United are playing and the match will be shown in the vault while the afternoon singaround is on. Wonder who is noisiest :-)

Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: Swinton Festival - The End
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 19 Oct 12 - 12:25 PM

Blues concert upstairs tonight.

Informal sing/play/gab-around in the folk club room.

Just come back from a very muddy time on Anglezarke moor and feel I fully deserve a few pints. Along with good music and good company, what could be better :-)

Come and join us!

DtG


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Subject: RE: Swinton Festival - The End
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 21 Oct 12 - 07:15 AM

Well, all over bar the shouting. Which will occur from 1pm today in the pub :-)

Keith Donnely, who I had not seen before, was brilliant. Excelent singer and songwriter and absolutley wonderful raconteur. Had the audience in stitches at times. Good to see Ged and Dave together as Staff Folk for their 40th anniversary as well.

We will almost certainly have a sing and play and some sort of folk club event around this time next year, but unless someone wants to take up the challenge, that is it for Swinton Folk Festival. As I said earlier, sad but it is time for us long in the tooth organisers to let our old friend go.

Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: Swinton Festival - The End
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 03 Oct 13 - 03:24 AM

There is a current thread on how to make a comeback - I should read it to some ideas :-)

Anyway, as I hoped, someone else has picked up the reins. I believe it is being run by Pete and Sarah but I do not have full details. What I do know is that there will be things going on at the White Lion on Saturday Oct 19. I am pretty sure the singaround is on all day as usual and that there is a concert in the evening featuring Tom Travis.

If anyone else has any more details please feel free to post them.

Cheers

Dave


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Subject: RE: Swinton Festival - The End
From: Brakn
Date: 03 Oct 13 - 04:56 AM

I found THIS.


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Subject: RE: Swinton Festival - The End
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 03:38 AM

Not much info on the blog but thanks anyway, Brakn. I have found more here -

Swinton Acoustic Music Festival

Considering the 're-packaging' could a good elf please change the thread title to 'Swinton Festival - The Re-birth!'

Cheers

Dave


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Subject: RE: Swinton Festival - The End [and the re-birth]
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 04:24 PM

Thanks Joe - Much appreciated.

I'll definitely be there Saturday afternoon and possibly evening. No Tom Travis as far as I can see. Must have been given duff information!

Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: Swinton Festival - The End [and the re-birth]
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 12 Oct 13 - 04:43 AM

Next weekend!

:D


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