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Whitby Folk Week (Uk) 17Th - 23Rd August

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:D the Guest List so far is looking good ... a fair amount of concertina interest and there's no clash with the Regatta this year.

 

here's a link to the festival News page giving the latest updates re campsites and the theme for the ceilidh :D

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"Song artists", AAARGH!!!

 

Are they getting Apple to write their publicity?

 

(Accommodation booked, holiday arranged).

 

Theme noted. Maybe I'll come as a railway station luggage trolley and stick to the wall.

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Theme noted. Maybe I'll come as a railway station luggage trolley and stick to the wall.

 

:lol: I'll be the one disguised as a Muggle

 

 

will put links to useful local info .... Dr's, buses, etc nearer the time :)

 

sorry about the thread title .... it was entered as 'UK ' and '17th - 23rd' but appears as Uk, Th, Rd instead

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:) the latest from the news page ........ looks like a great idea ....

 

quote .. " New plans for minibus morning service planned between the new campsite Airy Hill School and Whitby Leisure Centre, plus late night return minibus from Spa. Although this will be chargeable we are hoping to negotiate a good deal ! More information soon."

 

 

:D

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Does anyone know of a campsite that will allow us to bring our dogs? Perfectly happy with the rights of any provider *not* to allow dogs ... but is there anywhere that does?

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Thanks to anlej we are booked in to a dog-friendly site 1mile from the centre. Woo hoo, our first time at the festival in the 21st century, really looking forward to it!

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:D provisional update for concertina friendly sessions during folk week (they're used to me turning up every week for the Saturday FILO Folk) aemo_squeezeyellow3.gif


Chris Coulter and Stu Tonnar hope to be running twice daily mixed tune/song sessions, 1pm to 3pm and 7pm to midnight every day of Folk Week in the First In Last Out aemo_drinkyellow.gif any acoustic instrument welcome. The pub is conveniently close to the festival campsite at Airy Hill school and only a short walk from the Community College ...... any more info will be posted as soon as I hear of it :D

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:) handy links for Whitby ....... will keep updated between now and Folk Week ;D


Weather reports and Tide predictions for Whitby will show tide times (GMT, add 1 hour for BST) for next 28 days and updates itself ..... hopefully saves anyone going for a stroll on the beach and getting cut off by the tide


map of Whitby Car Parks and the page with the details of Off Street Car Parks Advance Tickets , how to get them, how much they cost and which car parks they're valid for


The Local Drs Surgery at Spring Vale Medical Centre .... for those little emergencies


the minor injuries unit at Whitby Hospital is open from 8am to 11pm daily


** note ...the Co-op car park .... the car park is now restricted to a maximum stay of 2 hours and is for customers only. An ANPR system will automatically issue parking tickets to vehicles staying for longer than 2 hours.


Bus Timetables for Whitby useful ones are ....


91 Castle Park circular which goes up past Stakesby School to Castle Park then down White Leys Road past the Rugby Club entrance and back to the bus station


98 West Cliff circular which will also pass the Rugby Club on the Stakesby Road and Love Lane sides before going along the cliff top past the Spa Pavilion and back through town to the bus station ( :)

and the 1, 1a tour bus which is handy as a day ticket will allow you to hop on and off as many times as you like


lWhitby Yacht Club Webcam so you can see what's happening down the pier

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Spare Parts Concertina Band is running sessions for all concertina systems in the Conservative Club bar every morning from 11.30 a.m. – 12.50 p.m. from Monday until Friday. We'll be taking two sets of the arranged tunes (all in three-part harmony) we've worked on to the final workshop concert from 1.30 - 4.30 on Friday in the Spa Pavilion Hall. We will also record the end results in the calmer atmosphere of the workshops so that we can send you a memento of what we have done together.

You can download the tunes in midis and pdfs from here: http://www.sparepartsband.co.uk/SPTunes.php The midis include the parts separately played at slow and normal speeds. Feel free to try them even if you can't come to the workshops. They will suit any melody instrument.

On Monday and Wednesday we'll work on South Downs (Jim Harding) / Mrs Casey (Set A). On Tuesday and Thursday we'll do the same for Scottish Gabriele Chaffiotte / Quare Fellow Shot-ese (Set B ). On Friday we'll polish up both sets ready for the showcase in the afternoon.

To provide variety we'll also play an extra, easier arrangement each day but we're not aiming to get those ready for performance unless people particularly want to do them. The other tunes are French Minuet, Jemmy Twinkles Wish, Jack Come Kiss Me Now and Harliquin Air.

Monday 19th. August 11.30 a.m. – 12.50 p.m.
Set A - South Downs (Jim Harding) / Mrs Casey
Bonus Tune - French Minuet

Tuesday 20th. August 11.30 a.m. – 12.50 p.m.
Set B - ScottishGabriele Chaffiotte / Quare Fellow Shot-ese
Bonus Tune - Jemmy Twinkles Wish

Wednesday 21st. August 11.30 a.m. – 12.50 p.m.
Set A - South Downs (Jim Harding) / Mrs Casey
Bonus Tune - Jack Come Kiss Me Now

Thursday 22nd. August 11.30 a.m. – 12.50 p.m.
Set B - Gabriele Chaffiotte / Quare Fellow Shot-ese
Bonus Tune - Harliquin Air

Friday 23rd. August 11.30 a.m. – 12.50 p.m.
Polish up both sets of tunes for the Workshop Showcase in the Spa Pavilion Hall 1.30 - 4.30.

Edited by Valmai Goodyear

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:D a quick look through the programme for concertina events shows the following ...... apologies for any I miss ....

 

Sunday:

10.00 - 11.20 Spa Theatre bar upstairs Beginners English Concertina Workshop with Alex Wade £5

11.30 - 12.50 Spa Theatre bar upstairs Tunes of Scan Tester with Will Duke £5

11.30 - 12.50 Coliseum Tunes of William Clarke of Feltwell Nick & Mary Barber with Mary Humphries and Anahata leading the session £5

1.00 - 2.20 West Cliff School class 1 Children's concertina workshop with Alex Wade, 11 starter concertinas to have a go on £5

1.00 - 3.00 Consevative Club bar Music session with Alistair Anderson donations

5.00 - 7.00 Middle Earth Music session Will Duke with Derrick Hughes and Joy Lewis donations

 

Monday:

11.30 - 12.50 Conservative Club bar Concertina Workshop Part Playing (intermediate) with Spare Parts Concertina Band £5

1.00 - 3.00 Fisherman's Rowing Club Music Session with Spare parts Concertina Band donations

 

Tuesday:

10.00 - 11.20 Spa Theatre bar upstairs Intermediate Anglo Concertina with Brian Peters £5

11.30 - 12.50 Conservative Club Bar Concertina Part Playing (intermediate) Spare Parts Concertina Band £5

1.00 - 3.00 Conservative Club bar Music session with Mary Humphries and Ananhata donations

5.00 - 7.00 Fisherman's Rowing Club Music session with Brian Peters donations

 

Wednesday:

10.00 - 11.20 Spa Theatre Bar upstairs Beginners English ConcertinaWorkshop with Alex Wade £5

11.30 - 12.50 Consevative Club bar Concertina Part Playing Spare Parts Concertina Band £5

5.00 - 7.00 Middle Earth Music Session with Spare Parts Concertina Band donations

 

Thursday:

11.30 - 12.50 Conservative Club bar Concertina part Playing with Spare Parts Concertina Band £5

5.00 - 6.00 Spa Theatre and Hour with 'The Sultans of Squeeze' Alan Ball introduces John Kirkpatrick and Chris Parkinson £9

5.00 - 7.00 Fisherman's Rowing Club Music session with Dan Quinn and Will Duke donations

 

Friday:

11.30 - 12.50 Conservative Club bar Concertina Part Playing Spare Parts Concertina Band £5

 

plus all the impromptu sessions in pubs throughout the week :D

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there has been a very enjoyable French/Euro tunes fringe session running during the festival for the past few years, the following info comes courtesy of a post by Tufty on melnet

 

 

 

Whitby Folk Week Euro Session (3 - 5pm) each day from Saturday, 17 Aug onwards at The Yacht Club. There will be someone in the clubhouse so that everyone will be able to get in all right. Coffee and drinks will be available at the bar and out of courtesy can we please not eat our own food on their premises. The entrance to the club is at the bottom of the The Khyber Pass and the room is on the first floor looking out over the bandstand

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