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#1 Ptarmigan

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 03:05 PM

Button Boxes and Moothies!

A Free Reed Convention in Aberdeen .... 11-13 November 2011

Guests include:
Roger Digby, Brendan Begley, Norman Chalmers, Mary MacNamara Leo McCann & Pip Murphy.

Mmmm ..... I could be tempted to head back to my old stomping ground.

Cheers,
Dick

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 03:41 AM

I attended the first of these festivals some years ago and would thoroughly recommend it.Aberdeen is a lovely city and as usual Ian Russell has organised a great list of guests.All the venues are within walking distance and there is plenty of accommodation.On my visit I stayed in the Halls of Residence where a number of the guests stayed and I very much enjoyed the company of Simon Thoumire and Pip Murphy.The informal sessions that were organised were also very good and I met a number of fine local musicians.I hope to attend this year and will fly up from Manchester.However if I could get three or four others interested I might be prepared to drive.Email me if you are thinking of attending.
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Posted 03 October 2011 - 02:10 PM

Hi Guys! I can't tell you how delighted I am to be involved in this event, and to be able to offer my premises as a comprehensive venue for all the workshops and trade stalls...I'm looking forward to meeting up with a number of good friends again. Be good to see you again Mark...who'd have thought that The Salvation Army would send me to Aberdeen? :rolleyes:
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I attended the first of these festivals some years ago and would thoroughly recommend it.Aberdeen is a lovely city and as usual Ian Russell has organised a great list of guests.All the venues are within walking distance and there is plenty of accommodation.On my visit I stayed in the Halls of Residence where a number of the guests stayed and I very much enjoyed the company of Simon Thoumire and Pip Murphy.The informal sessions that were organised were also very good and I met a number of fine local musicians.I hope to attend this year and will fly up from Manchester.However if I could get three or four others interested I might be prepared to drive.Email me if you are thinking of attending.
Mark Davies
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Posted 05 October 2011 - 01:02 PM

On my visit I stayed in the Halls of Residence ...


Just for the record Mark, I've checked & unfortunately the Halls aren't available this year. :(

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 02:02 PM

N.B. You can now ... Book Online!

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 12:39 PM

The Programme of Events is now available!

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 04:05 PM

The Programme of Events is now available!

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Looks like a super line-up.
Unlikely I'll be able to make it though, unless I can get work send me to Aberdeen for a few days.
If you're lucky enough to be going, hope you enjoy it.

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 02:59 AM

Looks like a super line-up.
Unlikely I'll be able to make it though, unless I can get work send me to Aberdeen for a few days.
If you're lucky enough to be going, hope you enjoy it.


It's a great line up alright Steve.
I have my ticket booked already & I'm hoping to catch workshops with Brendan Begley, Norman Chalmers, Roger Digby & Mary MacNamara & hopefully have tunes with many more.

I'm also looking forward to the few sun-soaked days in Aberdeen ~ in November ..... on the Scottish Riviera! :D

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 08:14 AM

I'm hoping to go and am checking out train fares etc.

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 08:53 AM

I'm hoping to go and am checking out train fares etc.


Well Michael, it's only costing me 77 return from Belfast to Aberdeen
... & that includes the Ferry! B)

Also, if your looking for a cheap & cheerful B&B, you might like to check out
the Ibis Hotel, which is within easy staggering
distance from all the weekend's hot spots! ;)

By the way, when you get there, I'll be the tall, fat, baldy, beardy bloke with
a Fiddle over my shoulder & a Concertina in each hand. :D

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 10:46 AM

Can't now make it due to family matters. Cheers and have a good'un.

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 01:14 PM

Can't now make it due to family matters. Cheers and have a good'un.


Aww that's a pity. :(

Oh well, I'll try & take a few photos for you, just to give you a flavour of what you missed.
This shouldn't be too difficult for me, given the fact that most of the sessions will no doubt be Scottish & my Scots repertoire is just a little rusty, to say the least. ;)

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