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Easter 2012 Folking About in Anglesey

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Greetings y'all!

 

The 3rd glorious year's grand venture in wild Wales presented by Mr Happy enterprises will be taking place this Easter in Anglesey, North Wales.

 

Latest News!

 

Mr Happy & Fiends at Easter will be venturing off to the Bull Bay Hotel, Bull Bay, Nr. Amlwch, Anglesey

 

It'll be on from Maundy Fhursday 6th April 2012 until Tuesday 10th April 2012.

 

The campsite will be available from Thursday 6th April until Tuesday 10th April.

 

Its a DIY do- bring yerselves, yer tents, vans, caravans, voices,instruments & kitchen sink!

 

Session/Sinaround Thur nite/Fri nite/Sat afternoon & evening/Sun afternoon & evening - either in pub or on campsite weather permitting.

 

 

Campsite facilities include cold water tap!!

 

 

& cold water WC - not to be missed!!!

 

Some hardstanding for caravans/ campervans at rear of pub.

 

 

All welcome - come on down - it'll be brill!!

 

Venue details here: http://www.bullbayhotel.co.uk/

 

For further info, pm me

 

Last year's thread here: http://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=12391&st=0&p=121634&fromsearch=1entry121634

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Forgot to mention, it's all FREE!!

 

FREE camping!

 

FREE butties during each evening session! Yummy!

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Erratum:

 

Sorry, got a date wrong.

 

Initial post should say:

 

It'll be on from Maundy Thursday 5th April 2012 until Tuesday 10th April 2012.

 

The campsite will be available from Thursday 5th April until Tuesday 10th April.

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Only 4 weeks to go!

 

Here's some tunes from last year

 

Numbers up to now, 40 musicians of all shades coming, but the accomodation & camp fields big, so plenty room for more!!

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Really looking forward to it. Nice walks on the cliffs and watching the birdlife is a big part of Easter on Anglesey and we always seem to find another stone circle or standing stone etc.

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Really looking forward to it. Nice walks on the cliffs and watching the birdlife is a big part of Easter on Anglesey and we always seem to find another stone circle or standing stone etc.

Last time there were four great fiddling birds at sessions including a dots only uni student fiddler who started to break the ear sound barrier and it would be great to have more fiddlers (both male and female). Any tina players who scrape too would be lovely and if they could alert the fiddling sites that would be wonderful.

 

There were also good singalong sessions (with instruments,even maraccas for those Latam toons we sang, apart from Scottish, English, French, Italian songs)so singers can have a good time even if you don't play.

 

Other instruments present(please tip off your own fora) were zither, mandolin, banjo, guitar, cello, sax, bodhran, whistles, harmonica, swanee, clarinet.....etc. One young man also had a home made box fiddle and double bass which he played far too well!

 

For non-tenters There also seems to be a very reasonable family room deal at the Bull with prices by the room not person (from 180 quid for three nights)and some rooms have 3, 4, 5, and one with 6 beds. Add breakfast per person per day at five quid.

Tricky to make these come up on the online booking system but give em a ring

 

http://www.bullbayhotel.co.uk/

 

There is swimming in the tiny, protected sloping sandy shore and rocky harbour 50 yards from the hotel; and some muscial kayakers did a trip around the bay in glorious sunshine, managing to avoid the half day fishing trip boats.

:)

Edited by Kautilya

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Mike & Kautilya,

 

It'll be great seeing y'all again, should be plenty squeezers & other instrumentalists there as well!

 

Only 3.5 weeks to go & long range weather forecast looks good, yipppeee!

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Thur 5th April Session/Singaround, morning, noon & night!

 

Fri 6th April Session/Singaround, morning, noon & night!

 

 

Sat 7th April Session/Singaround, morning, noon & night!

 

 

Sun 8th April Session/Singaround, morning, noon & night!

 

 

Mon 9th April Session/Singaround, morning, noon & night!

 

In between seshes, go for a walk on the clifftop path,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglesey_Coastal_Path admire the scenery, visit places of interest, Parys mountain http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parys_Mountain, some've the oldest christian churches in Britain, interesting geological formations, spot dolphins, seals, discarded bodrhans, local widlife, have a swim - brrrr!, do diving, kayaking, sunbathe, have a sing, play on the campsite,explore Amlwch Port http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amlwch the list's almost endless!

 

More suggestions?

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Thur 5th April Session/Singaround, morning, noon & night!

 

Fri 6th April Session/Singaround, morning, noon & night!

 

 

Sat 7th April Session/Singaround, morning, noon & night!

 

 

Sun 8th April Session/Singaround, morning, noon & night!

 

 

Mon 9th April Session/Singaround, morning, noon & night!

 

In between seshes, go for a walk on the clifftop path,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglesey_Coastal_Path admire the scenery, visit places of interest, Parys mountain http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parys_Mountain, some've the oldest christian churches in Britain, interesting geological formations, spot dolphins, seals, discarded bodrhans, local widlife, have a swim - brrrr!, do diving, kayaking, sunbathe, have a sing, play on the campsite,explore Amlwch Port http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amlwch the list's almost endless!

 

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View number of different types of instruments that turn up.

View late nights mean some mornings are v late starts

View fact there are some really whiz players of different instru's.

View fact whizzes have been seen in the past tootling on their own am and afternoon in quiet rooms in the Bull and on the campsite.

View past whisperings that the weaker/beginner players would love to have some tips from the whizzes:

 

May be good to have some informal,laidback, little freebie work-tip-shops, offered 'voluntarily' and not overorganised, by whizzes when things look slack

 

Or maybe a little breakaway in another room from any main sessions.

Could be done by word of Happy Mouth, or posting an offer of help on a board????

 

Could be in the Bull or around the campsite? Deffo the campsite for lovers of bagpipes such as myself

 

Would also boost the quality action at the big evening sessions where the whizzes lead with the same toons, songs and tips they offered at the work-tip-shops

:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

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