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Whitby Folk Week Uk 16Th-22Nd August

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:D Whitby Folk Week ........ Folk music, Morris dance, Ceilidhs, workshops and Fish & Chips by the sea .... who could resist? :lol:

 

The Guest List includes Alistair Anderson, Dave Townsend, John Kirkpatrick, Will Duke, Anahata, Iris Bishop, Ray Padgett, George Garside and many more .... see http://www.whitbyfolk.co.uk/GuestList for the full line up. Lots for concertina and melodeon players to enjoy :D

 

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New parking restrictions are now up and running in Whitby :rolleyes: , there are also pay and display parking meters on the West Cliff and down the road to Sandsend.

 

here's a link to the council website with the map http://www.scarborough.gov.uk/PDF/Whitby-Parking-Zones.pdf showing where parking permits and disc parking is allowed and where it's pay and display. The parking restrictions apply between 9am and 7pm

If your holiday accommodation falls in one of the 'permit' zones then the owner of the holiday let/B&B/Hotel is the person to supply you with the parking permit for your stay

copied from the Scarborough Council website ..... "Holiday accommodation scratch cards

Holiday accommodation scratch cards are available to holiday accommodation providers within Whitby’s Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ).

Holiday accommodation scratch cards allow parking in the 2 hour disc and permit holder only parking areas.

Allows guests visiting the area and staying in accommodation to park in the zone with a correctly validated scratch card for up to four days.

The cost of the cards are discounted to 50 pence each until 2017 after which the price will rise to the price charged in line with the rest of the borough (Currently £1.70 in Scarborough).

Hoteliers and guest house proprietors can obtain these cards upon submission of business stationery showing company/VAT registration number."

As far as I know the ordinary council car parks remain unchanged, link to details of the Council car parks in Whitby http://www.scarborough.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=15655 and Staithes, Runswick and Robin Hood's Bay here http://www.scarborough.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=15783 It is possible to buy an advance ticket for the long stay council run car parks, details on this link http://www.scarborough.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=15862

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Spare Parts Concertina Band will be running our part-playing sessions for concertinas only. Bryan Creer has put the ten three-part arrangements we're bringing on the band website at http://www.sparepartsband.co.uk/SPTunes.php. Bryan writes:

 

'Here are the three-part arrangements of tunes we're bringing to Whitby Folk Week 2014.

We're running sessions for all concertina systems. We're not quite sure when or where yet. Watch this space . We expect to be taking two sets of the arranged tunes we've worked on to the final workshop concert on Friday in the Spa Pavilion Hall. These are Chain Cotillion/La Fete de Village and
Welch's 3-Part Polka (SussexTuneBookno.50)/Welch's Untitled Polka (SussexTuneBook no.47).

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 -

Adjutant Davies's Swiss Guards March, A Jigg Ashling, Down the Road,
Fourpence Ha'penny Farthing, Frenet Hall, The Troublesome Cossack

You'll find all the tunes as pdfs, MIDI and Noteworthy files.

Do get in touch if you can't make them work or want any help. If you want to concentrate on tunes which will definitely come up during the week, stick to Chain Cotillion/La Fete de Village and the Welch Family Polkas.'

 

Chain Cotillion is a 64-bar version of the Bosham Cotilion, which is very popular in sessions after being found in a manuscript dated 1800 from the Welch family of Sussex (the Bosham Band). The Swiss Guards March comes from another Sussex manuscript (Davies) and is in three parts, so this is an authentic arrangement.

 

As always, feel free to download the tunes and try them out even if you can't make it to Whitby. We're sorry that Suzanne Higgins can't be with us this year as she's having a hip replaced, but Bryan and I will do our best in her absence while wishing her a quick and full recovery.

Edited by Valmai Goodyear

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Spare Parts have seen the programme now, and we've trimmed the music as follows to fit the timetable. This shows exactly which tunes we'll do on each day:

 

WHITBY FOLK WEEK 2014 http://www.whitbyfolk.co.uk/ August 16th - 22nd 2014 CONCERTINA PART-PLAYING with
SPARE PARTS CONCERTINA BAND

Here are the three-part arrangements of tunes we're bringing to Whitby Folk Week 2014.

We're running sessions for all concertina systems. We have four practice sessions on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. all at 1.00 - 2.20 in the Brunswick Centre. We expect to be taking two sets of the arranged tunes we've worked on to the final workshop concert on Friday in the Spa Pavilion Hall. These are Chain Cotillion/La Fete de Village and Welch's 3-Part Polka (SussexTuneBookno.50)/Welch's Untitled Polka (SussexTuneBookno.47).

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 -

The practice schedule we be as follows -
Monday
Chain Cotillion/La Fete de Village
Additional tune: A Jigg Ashling

Tuesday
Welch's 3-Part Polka (SussexTuneBookno.50)/Welch's Untitled Polka (SussexTuneBookno.47)
Additional tune: Adjutant Davies's Swiss Guards March

Wednesday
Chain Cotillion/La Fete de Village
Additional tune: Fourpence Ha'penny Farthing

Thursday
Welch's 3-Part Polka (SussexTuneBookno.50)/Welch's Untitled Polka (SussexTuneBookno.47)
Additional tune: Frenet Hall

You'll find all the tunes as pdfs, MIDI and Noteworthy files.

Do get in touch if you can't make them work or want any help. If you want to concentrate on tunes which will definitely come up during the week, stick to Chain Cotillion/La Fete de Village and the Welch Family Polkas.

PDF, MIDI and Noteworthy files

Noteworthy software including a free viewer/player is available here

Edited by Valmai Goodyear

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:( oh dear ...... received an e-mail this morning from one of the people running the (weeklyTuesday) sessions in the First In Last Out pub stating that they will not be holding any of the 'fringe' sessions there this coming Folk Week, or for that matter any more Tuesday or 1st Saturday sessions. They hope to be at The Fleece on Church Street (not far from the Middle Earth) during Folk Week instead and plan to start a regular Wednesday night folk session in the Fleece from this coming Wednesday (6th August)

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Just for fun, here are recordings we made of two of the arrangements during the practice sessions. They are rough and ready but give an idea of what was going on.Many thanks to all the players who enthusiastically joined in and took part in the workshop showcase concert at the end of the week. The dots and midis of the arrangements are still on the Tunes page of the Spare Parts Concertina Band website at http://www.sparepartsband.co.uk/SPTunes.php and will work for any melody instrument. Feel free to have a bash at them if you like them.

 

https://soundcloud.com/valmai/chain-cotillion-2-whitby-folk-week-2014

 

On this one there's a technical hitch at the start but it settles down: https://soundcloud.com/valmai/welch-polkas

Spare Parts have seen the programme now, and we've trimmed the music as follows to fit the timetable. This shows exactly which tunes we'll do on each day:

 

WHITBY FOLK WEEK 2014 http://www.whitbyfolk.co.uk/ August 16th - 22nd 2014 CONCERTINA PART-PLAYING with
SPARE PARTS CONCERTINA BAND

Here are the three-part arrangements of tunes we're bringing to Whitby Folk Week 2014.

We're running sessions for all concertina systems. We have four practice sessions on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. all at 1.00 - 2.20 in the Brunswick Centre. We expect to be taking two sets of the arranged tunes we've worked on to the final workshop concert on Friday in the Spa Pavilion Hall. These are Chain Cotillion/La Fete de Village and Welch's 3-Part Polka (SussexTuneBookno.50)/Welch's Untitled Polka (SussexTuneBookno.47).

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 -

The practice schedule we be as follows -
Monday
Chain Cotillion/La Fete de Village
Additional tune: A Jigg Ashling

Tuesday
Welch's 3-Part Polka (SussexTuneBookno.50)/Welch's Untitled Polka (SussexTuneBookno.47)
Additional tune: Adjutant Davies's Swiss Guards March

Wednesday
Chain Cotillion/La Fete de Village
Additional tune: Fourpence Ha'penny Farthing

Thursday
Welch's 3-Part Polka (SussexTuneBookno.50)/Welch's Untitled Polka (SussexTuneBookno.47)
Additional tune: Frenet Hall

You'll find all the tunes as pdfs, MIDI and Noteworthy files.

Do get in touch if you can't make them work or want any help. If you want to concentrate on tunes which will definitely come up during the week, stick to Chain Cotillion/La Fete de Village and the Welch Family Polkas.

PDF, MIDI and Noteworthy files

Noteworthy software including a free viewer/player is available here

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Just for fun, here are recordings we made of two of the arrangements during the practice sessions.

 

:) Love the deep fruity bass

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Just for fun, here are recordings we made of two of the arrangements during the practice sessions.

 

:) Love the deep fruity bass

 

That's Adrian Jackson.

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