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Title: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: AnnC on May 14, 2018, 09:04:43 PM
 On the delightful North Yorkshire Coast ...... ;D  Whitby Folk Week (http://whitbyfolk.co.uk/Artists) lots of Melodeon and concertina interest  :||: :|||:  ;D will post a potted list of melodeon events and other useful links .... Dr's , Vets etc. nearer the time ( and when I get my sticky mits on a programme  ;) )
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: Ebor_fiddler on May 14, 2018, 10:39:36 PM
Thanks Ann. See you there!

Chris B.
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: pete /acorn on May 15, 2018, 10:50:48 AM
We will have our stall of stall again this year in the Leisure Centre,West Cliff Car Park,
Its free to get in,lots of stalls and other goodies

Come and say hello,extensive range of Castagnari Melodeons,Manfrini Accordions and there may be something else if we can sort it in time,watch this space.

www.acorninstruments.co.uk
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on May 15, 2018, 10:58:34 AM
I hope we will also be back in the George again. I enjoyed that last year, and thought it worked very well. We managed to fit in so many different activities, Bb/Eb, and the Melnet meet.

SJ
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: Tufty on May 15, 2018, 02:42:05 PM
Also the Euro sessions. The George was a welcome addition.
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: Bob Ellis on May 16, 2018, 01:50:00 PM
Those who attended our Euro-sessions in the George Hotel during Folk Week 2017 (and perhaps some who didn't) will no doubt be pleased to know that we have booked the same venue for 2018 and that the staff at the George are looking forward to welcoming us back again. The timing will once again be 15:00 - 17:00 every afternoon, although we may have to delay the start on Sunday until the diners have finished their Sunday lunch.
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: AnnC on May 16, 2018, 02:24:33 PM
Those who attended our Euro-sessions in the George Hotel during Folk Week 2017 (and perhaps some who didn't) will no doubt be pleased to know that we have booked the same venue for 2018 and that the staff at the George are looking forward to welcoming us back again.
;D great, looking forward to it, so many lovely tunes :|||:   ...... and those tasty toasted sandwiches from the bar if they do them again this year (:)
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: AnnC on May 19, 2018, 07:58:00 PM
 (:) some useful links, especially the Whitby Weather one which gives the tide times ...... the sea comes in all the way to the cliff so please check before going for a stroll along the beach  :D

Buses ......  Arriva Buses  (https://www.arrivabus.co.uk/north-east/places/whitby/)
     
Vets ...    Clevedale Vets  (http://www.clevedalevets.co.uk/home.html)   and
              Becks Vets  (https://www.vetsure.com/clinics/beck-vets-whitby/)

Doctors....  Spring Vale Surgery  (http://www.whitbygrouppractice.nhs.uk/opening-times)

Whitby Hospital..  Minor Injuries Unit open during the day  (http://www.nhs.uk/Services/hospitals/Services/Service/DefaultView.aspx?id=291988) 8am to 11pm

Whitby Weather. Com ....  tide times and links to local web cams  (http://whitbyweather.com/index.php?p=1_21_Webcams)
 
Rail services to Whitby from Middlesbrough  Esk Valley Railway  (http://www.eskvalleyrailway.co.uk/timetable.html)

and for Steam Railway enthusiasts  North York Moors Railway  (https://www.nymr.co.uk/)

Council Car Parks  in Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay, Runswick,  Scarborough and Filey  (https://www.scarborough.gov.uk/home/parking/car-parks)

modified to add car parking
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: pikey on May 30, 2018, 02:30:33 PM
I will be hosting a Delilah workshop on the sands by the far end of the pier at high tide.  Don't forget the wetsuit and the bin bag for the melodeon.
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on May 30, 2018, 03:01:06 PM
Binbag the Sailor?

SJ
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: Julian S on May 30, 2018, 05:41:10 PM
Presumably the bin bag is for melodeon disposal afterwards ?
Am wondering if it's too early to start looking for accommodation for next years Whitby Folk Week - I could start learning Delilah now in anticipation (and find a voice trainer ::))

J
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: Bob Ellis on July 09, 2018, 11:09:56 AM
An American friend who plays melodeon, concertina and hurdy-gurdy is over here in England and would like to attend Whitby FolkWeek, but can't find any accommodation. If anyone knows of a room in a house or something similar that he might be able to rent, please let me know, so I can pass the information on to him.
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on July 09, 2018, 11:23:32 AM
Don't know if this would be any use  https://www.facebook.com/WhitbyCottages/

The Whitby Folk Week FB page often has adverts for available rentals.


Sir John
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: Stuart Hay on July 09, 2018, 01:09:50 PM
Have they checked Air BnB? seems there's a lot of places with rooms or whole houses/flats available - didn't check availability for that week on them though:

https://www.airbnb.co.uk/s/Whitby--United-Kingdom/homes?adults=1&children=0&infants=0&refinement_paths%5B%5D=%2Fhomes&allow_override%5B%5D=&s_tag=Sg9RGQaL
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: pete /acorn on July 11, 2018, 09:32:43 AM
Acorn Instruments
·
ITS THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN
Preparations for Whitby Folk Week
Cottage booked,Stall at the Leisure Centre Craft Fair,Booked
Instrument for stall,in stock,Pre owned instruments serviced and ready,in hand.Business cards ordered.
All looks good.
Come and say hello,we will be there all week,try out a few instruments or just come for a chat,same place as last year.


www.acorninstruments.co.uk
www.melbiggsmusic.co.uk
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on July 11, 2018, 09:40:35 AM
Oh no, bloody temptation again !

SJ
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: AnnC on July 12, 2018, 08:46:01 PM
 ;D have got mits on a programme ..... now to sit down and go through all the 616 events to find the melodeon/concertina interest  :||: ;D :|||:
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: Anahata on July 12, 2018, 09:10:22 PM
Well, lucky you! Mary and I are booked, and haven't a clue what we're supposed to be doing when.
(but we have melodeons and concertinas, so paths likely to cross somewhere...)
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on July 12, 2018, 09:27:49 PM
Not bought tickets, and I'm not stewarding this year, so  I may see peeps and I may not. Won't be at concerts that's for certain. Sessions all week this year.

Sir John
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: AnnC on July 13, 2018, 08:23:38 PM
Well, lucky you! Mary and I are booked, and haven't a clue what we're supposed to be doing when.
(but we have melodeons and concertinas, so paths likely to cross somewhere...)

 (:) pm sent
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: Winston Smith on July 13, 2018, 10:34:28 PM
We've just sent off for the programme, but I don't suppose that the Melnet meets will be included in there. Are they published somewhere?
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on July 14, 2018, 09:11:51 AM
They're usually posted on here, they're not included in the official WFW programme

SJ
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: Winston Smith on July 14, 2018, 05:16:12 PM
Thank you, Sir John.
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: AnnC on July 15, 2018, 12:35:00 PM
 (:) have sifted through the programme ... here are a few of the melodeon interest events, just the workshops and some of the many sessions to whet your interest  :||:  To see the full 616 events including concerts please buy a programme ..... or the " app thingy" for the technically minded  ;D
  Workshops are £6 each, for sessions it's generally donations in the bucket.

 Saturday
13.00-15.00  Conservative Club Bar              English Music Session     Ken Watson & friends
17.00-19.00   Fisherman's Rowing Club.        Music Session                Mary Humphreys & Anahata

Sunday
10.00-11.20  Fishermans Rowing Club.          D/G Melodeon Workshop for all abilities  Ollie King
13.00-15.00  Consevative Club Bar                Music Session.               Peeping Tom
13.00-15.00  Fishermans Rowing Club.           Music Session.               422

Monday
10.00-11.20  Fishermans Rowing Club.   D/G Melodeon, techniques & keys that push the boundaries
                                                                                              Benammi Swift
10.00-11.20  Middle Earth                      Beginners Melodeon D/G crash course 1 of 3
                                                                                              Steve Dumpleton
17.30-19.00  Spa Theatre Bar upstairs    Music Session.                     Pete Coe


Tuesday
10.00-11.20  Fishermans Rowing Club   Melodeon Workshop, tips for song accompaniment  Pete Coe
10.00-11.20. Middle Earth.                   Beginners Melodeon D/G  2 of 3.   Steve Dumpleton
13.00-15.00  Middle Earth                    Music Session, well known tunes at steady pace.   Bob Ellis
17.00-19.00  Middle Earth.                   Music Session        Benammi Swift & James Haigh

Wednesday
10.00-11.20  Fishermans Rowing Club   D/G Melodeon Workshop, add colour to your tune playing
                                                                                                      Brian Peters
10.00-11.20. Middle Earth.                   Beginners Melodeon D/G 3 of 3.  Steve Dumpleton
13.00-15.00  Middle Earth                    Music Session, well known tunes at steady pace.  Bob Ellis
17.30-1900  Spa Theatre Bar upstairs   English Music Session.                 Ken Watson

Thursday
13.00-15.00  Middle Earth.                   Music Session, well known tunes at steady pace.   Bob Ellis

Friday
10.00-11.20.  Fishermans Rowing Club  Workshop, playing songs by ear.                  Bob Ellis
13.00-15.00   Conservative Club Bar     Music Session.              Mary Humphreys & Anahata
13.00-15.00.  Middle Earth.                  Music Session.                                           Bob Ellis
17.00-19.00.  Middle Earth.                  English Music Session.                           Ken Watson

 Now to work out how to get to everything  ;D :|||:
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: Guy on July 15, 2018, 08:02:57 PM
Wow, that's great! Thanks for this-I'll be there for the middle of the week as we're doing the ceilidh on the Wednesday evening, so hope to make some of the sessions and put faces to names....

Cheers,
Guy
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: AnnC on July 16, 2018, 08:40:10 AM
.............so hope to make some of the sessions and put faces to names....

Cheers,
Guy

 There should be plenty of informal sessions in the local pubs too, usually The Station Inn (aka Cutty), The Golden Lion, Black Horse, Endeavour, Elsinore and Ship to name but a few but please do not play or sing in the Plough or it's yard  :(  ..... it's a Sam Smith's pub and the landlord would get into awful trouble if any spies from the brewery found live music during the week  :-\
 There will be a new micro pub opening on Skinner Street this month, the old Horne's shop on the corner where it joins Back St. Hilda's Terrace, don't know if it will be folk friendly but it should have interesting beers etc.  :|glug
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: Bob Ellis on July 16, 2018, 03:56:40 PM
Thanks for posting that info, Ann. I haven't seen a programme yet and some of the things I appear to be doing are news to me!

One in particular worries me. You have written that on Friday morning I am teaching a workshop on 'Playing Songs by Ear.' I really hope it doesn't say that because my understanding is that the workshop is called 'Learning Tunes by Ear.' Could you check the programme, please, and let me know the precise wording.
Thanks,
Bob
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: AnnC on July 16, 2018, 06:19:36 PM
Hello Bob  (:) the exact wording is ..... " Bob Ellis how to play songs by ear"   :||:
Cheers Ann
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: Chris Ryall on July 16, 2018, 06:28:42 PM
Thanks!

btw DON'T get the app … it was cr…p. Basically a flat file of the programme, tiny text on my iPad, and no search, no added value. Paper was better.

PS any workshop by Brian Peters is strongly recommended chez moi. Superb teacher!
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: AnnC on July 16, 2018, 09:23:37 PM

btw DON'T get the app … it was cr…p. 


 I thought it was just me being technically inept last year  ;D ..... perhaps it should be "cr*pp thingy" .... and you can scribble notes on the paper version, tune names, telephone no.s etc.  ;D
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on July 16, 2018, 09:35:39 PM
Thanks!

btw DON'T get the app … it was cr…p. Basically a flat file of the programme, tiny text on my iPad, and no search, no added value. Paper was better.

PS any workshop by Brian Peters is strongly recommended chez moi. Superb teacher!

Yes I remember you complaining about it last year Chris, but I found it  very useful.

SJ
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: Bob Ellis on July 17, 2018, 09:52:25 AM
Hello Bob  (:) the exact wording is ..... " Bob Ellis how to play songs by ear"   :||:
Cheers Ann

Thanks again for the information, Ann.
Anyone thinking of attending this workshop, please note that it is not about learning songs. It is a workshop for any melody instrument looking at techniques that can help to learn tunes by ear.
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: Chris Ryall on July 17, 2018, 12:38:16 PM
btw DON'T get the app … it was cr…p. Basically a flat file of the programme, tiny text on my iPad, and no search, no added value. Paper was better.
Yes I remember you complaining about it last year Chris, but I found it  very useful.

I pulled late last year John as I was in hospital! This was my 2016 experience, but if the "App" (same price as paper) has evolved "App" charcteristics - eg simple ability to filter the vast programme by my interests 😉, some sort of eg "by evening" view 😎, and importantly to offer programme changes as they develop 🤔 …  I will defo be a customer.

Such things are the "why" of Apps, and why they do better than a paper list, printed weeks back. Decent text size is also important. Apps are subject to disabled access act, and "handles" for eg poor sighted people would be a great idea.

Looking forward to Bob's sessions. He led the Wensleydale weekend I got to, beautifully
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: Hugh Taylor on July 17, 2018, 08:56:59 PM
I usually park my motorhome on the car park by the marina and leave it there all week at about £7 per night and day. I've just heard that the council have stopped that.
Can anyone clarify the situation?
Thanks
Hugh
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on July 17, 2018, 09:19:00 PM
This has just been posted on Melnet

https://www.yorkshirecoastradio.com/news/local-news/2635611/motorhomes-banned-using-car-parks-in-whitby/


SJ
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: Hugh Taylor on July 18, 2018, 08:39:49 AM
That's bad. Alistair Russell has suggested parking at the Community College for those not on the folk week camp site. Does anyone know anything about that?
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on July 18, 2018, 08:50:26 AM
That's where I'm going this year, because I'm not stewarding . Details attached, it's very reasonable.

http://moorandcoast.co.uk/whitby-folk-week-camping.html


Sir John
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: Bob Ellis on July 18, 2018, 09:55:49 AM
I've stayed there in the past. It's OK. Flat site. Toilet and shower facilities in the school. Damn site closer to the centre of town than the artist's campsite (mutter, mutter.)
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: AnnC on July 18, 2018, 01:25:00 PM
I usually park my motorhome on the car park by the marina and leave it there all week at about £7 per night and day. I've just heard that the council have stopped that.
Can anyone clarify the situation?
Thanks
Hugh

 Unfortunately the car parks were becoming unofficial camp sites, the local paper last week had a photo of the car park beyond the Co-Op packed with motor homes, 60 at a rough count, some of them quite large ones, a bare handful of cars to be seen among them, and as the only facilities for chemical toilet disposal etc are for the Marina users there can be a bit of a problem with overflowing rubbish bins.
 The details of the council's decision are bound to be in the Gazette this Friday so I'll post a summary  (:)
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: Hugh Taylor on July 19, 2018, 05:39:26 PM
Is the Community College the same place as the Caedmon College?
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: AnnC on July 19, 2018, 06:32:10 PM
Is the Community College the same place as the Caedmon College?

 Yes,  but there are two sites sharing 1 headmaster I think. The Whitby Community College site is the one you want, post code YO21 1LA (the former Grammar School) If you come into Whitby on the A171 from Guisborough you will find it on your left, small entrance road between houses before you reach the traffic lights at the top of Prospect Hill,  coming up the A171 from Scarborough go over the bridge past the other school site then turn left at the traffic lights at the top of Prospect Hill towards Guisborough and the turn into the school entrance is the first little road on the right. It should be well signposted 😊
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: Hugh Taylor on July 20, 2018, 09:45:05 AM
Great, thanks Ann.
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: Steve_freereeder on July 20, 2018, 10:11:51 AM
I usually park my motorhome on the car park by the marina and leave it there all week at about £7 per night and day. I've just heard that the council have stopped that.
Can anyone clarify the situation?
Thanks
Hugh

 Unfortunately the car parks were becoming unofficial camp sites, the local paper last week had a photo of the car park beyond the Co-Op packed with motor homes, 60 at a rough count, some of them quite large ones, a bare handful of cars to be seen among them, and as the only facilities for chemical toilet disposal etc are for the Marina users there can be a bit of a problem with overflowing rubbish bins.
 The details of the council's decision are bound to be in the Gazette this Friday so I'll post a summary  (:)

Just seen this:
https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/whitby-introduces-new-rules-campervans-14923275

Restrictions come into force on 1st August (it says).
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: AnnC on July 20, 2018, 10:16:29 AM
 (:) confirming Steve's post ..... according to the article on page 9 of the Whitby Gazette a ban on motor homes parking overnight 11pm to 7am on the Endeavour Wharf, Battery Parade and Marina car parks will come into force on August the 1st. this brings these car parks into line with the other council car parks which have had the ban since 2012. An additional condition is that curtains should be left open.

 On a more cheerful note, for anyone camping on the Moor and Coast site at Caedmon College ( Whitby Community College) who hasn't been there before you are within walking distance of a very useful corner shop open 8am to 8pm for bread, milk etc., the First Inn Last Out Pub, the Railway Chippy and Eddie the butcher who will happily sell small quantities of sausage, bacon etc. Just walk down to the traffic lights at the top of Prospect Hill and go straight across down the tree lined Waterstead Lane then, after the school entrance, where the road forks bear left onto Fishburn Road. The pub is on the left opposite the Chippy, the butchers is on the corner and if you turn left at the pub the shop is just a few yards up the road on the left ;D
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: pikey on July 29, 2018, 01:29:12 PM
Any news on a Whitby flat session , or Melnet meet ?
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: Ken Watson on August 02, 2018, 07:48:45 PM
(:) have sifted through the programme ... here are a few of the melodeon interest events, just the workshops and some of the many sessions to whet your interest  :||:

One great session you've missed AnnC is PolkaWorks Music Session, featuring Katie Howson & Jeannie Harris on melodeons...

193   Mon 20th Aug   1.00 - 3.00pm The First in Last Out, 1 Fishburn Road, Raglan Terrace
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: AnnC on August 02, 2018, 08:04:07 PM
One great session you've missed AnnC is PolkaWorks Music Session, featuring Katie Howson & Jeannie Harris on melodeons...

193   Mon 20th Aug   1.00 - 3.00pm The Fisherman's Rowing Club

 ;D ooh yes .... thanks for that, it should be wonderful  ;D   There are just so many melodeon friendly events in the programme to try to get to, though I know I'll miss that one ......... will be playing for the Morris  :|||: ;D
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: pbsalt on August 03, 2018, 02:18:45 PM
One great session you've missed AnnC is PolkaWorks Music Session, featuring Katie Howson & Jeannie Harris on melodeons...
Great News ! I'd seen the Polkaworks session but ignoramus that I am I didn't realise it featured Katie
( Looking forward to Ken's sessions  well and my yearly fix of English music .
Paul
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: Ebor_fiddler on August 06, 2018, 11:36:51 PM
I've just booked our flat for 2019 ...
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: Theo on August 07, 2018, 10:55:45 AM
I will be at Whitby for the whole week. 

I won't have a stall in the trade fair but I will be equipped for minor repairs.

You can also leave instruments with me at the end of the week to take home for more extensive work. 

I can also bring with me instruments I have for sale (http://instruments I have for sale) if you contact me by Friday 17th.

Contact me by PM or email if you need my mobile number.

Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: Bob Ellis on August 13, 2018, 12:38:16 PM
The Euro-sessions that Chris Nash and I run at the George Hotel on Baxtergate will happen again this year, but there will be no session on Sunday due to the Sunday carvery that the George lays on in that room. The first Euro-session will be on Saturday and then they will be every afternoon from Monday to Friday. All sessions will run from 15.00 to 17.00 pm. These sessions are not on the programme because they are part of the "fringe".

For anyone who might be interested, I will be teaching a workshop on How to Learn Tunes by Ear on Friday in the Fisherman's Rowing Club from 10.00 to 11.20. This is in the programme as a workshop on how to learn songs by ear, but that is a misprint: the workshop is about learning tunes by ear.

I'll also be running my Well Known Tunes at a Steady Pace sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in the Middle Earth from 13.00 to 15.00 and I will be hosting a general tune session in the Middle Earth on Friday from 13.00 to 15.00.

I'm looking forward to meeting up with melnetters at these and other events through the week.
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: Steve_freereeder on August 14, 2018, 08:37:17 AM
And for melodeon players who also play anglo concertina:
A snippet of information regarding my C/G anglo concertina workshop scheduled for Thursday 23rd, 10 - 11:20 a.m. in the Middle Earth, for intermediate - advanced players. Ideally, you will need a standard three-row 30-key C/G anglo; it doesn't work particularly well on a two-row anglo. 

The workshop is all about playing in the harmonic, so-called 'English' style, i.e. not Irish melodic style. This information has been omitted from the programme, even though I supplied it months in advance.  ::)
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: xgx on August 14, 2018, 12:15:36 PM
Any news on a ... Melnet meet ?

Any news?   Can't make it up for the whole week, be good to know which day and where Melnet will be letting forth ;)
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: Bob Ellis on August 14, 2018, 05:02:56 PM
If I remember correctly, we had a melnet session in the George last year from 13.00 to 15.00 so that those who wanted to could stay on for the Euro-session that begins at 15.00. However, very few people turned up for the melnet session. There was also a poor attendance at the melnet session in Sidmouth last year, so I didn't bother organising one this year and nobody complained about its absence. Have melnet sessions at festivals run their course or am I misreading the situation?
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on August 14, 2018, 05:12:38 PM
Does that mean I can leave my D/G at home?

SJ
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: Bob Ellis on August 14, 2018, 05:16:03 PM
Does that mean I can leave my D/G at home?
SJ

Why would you want to?
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on August 14, 2018, 05:19:08 PM
Because I prefer G/C and only take a D/G  if I think I have to.

SJ
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: Mike Carney on August 15, 2018, 08:39:11 AM
Have melnet sessions at festivals run their course or am I misreading the situation?
Probably. It’s not necessarily a bad thing..there are other opportunities to meet up and we can make it happen again if we want. It is good to put faces to names but this can be done in other settings.
M
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: Steve_freereeder on August 15, 2018, 08:55:11 AM
Because I prefer G/C and only take a D/G  if I think I have to.

SJ

You would probably find many of the usual sessions and/or workshops challenging on a G/C, as the most frequently played keys will be G, D and Em (however much we might wish it were otherwise) so a D/G box would be the most useful. Even in the off-grid Eurosession you might be struggling some of the time on a G/C.
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on August 15, 2018, 09:34:31 AM
Because I prefer G/C and only take a D/G  if I think I have to.

SJ

You would probably find many of the usual sessions and/or workshops challenging on a G/C, as the most frequently played keys will be G, D and Em (however much we might wish it were otherwise) so a D/G box would be the most useful. Even in the off-grid Eurosession you might be struggling some of the time on a G/C.

Yes I know Steve, just having a wee stir. The D/G is already packed and in the van, along with the G/C, and the Bb/Eb
SJ
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: Steve_freereeder on August 15, 2018, 10:35:23 AM
Yes I know Steve, just having a wee stir. The D/G is already packed and in the van, along with the G/C, and the Bb/Eb

Stirred but not shaken...  ;)
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: pete /acorn on August 15, 2018, 01:32:06 PM
HEADS UP IF GOING A64 TO WHITBY FOLK WEEK
There are roadworks on A64 before Malton causing tremendous hold ups,Not sure if this will continue over weekend,suggest check before getting stuck.
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on August 15, 2018, 05:07:18 PM
Anybody interested in this Corona IIIR G/C/F?
I could bring it to Whitby

SJ


Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: Stotty on August 16, 2018, 12:48:54 AM


Yes I know Steve, just having a wee stir. The D/G is already packed and in the van, along with the G/C, and the Bb/Eb
SJ
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You are a few years too late - in years gone by a wee stirrer could have  found a job in Whitby when it was imported from far afield;
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/yorkshire-coast/features/how-alum-shaped-the-yorkshire-coast

Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: Winston Smith on August 16, 2018, 04:06:16 AM
Mind that's a canny thread drift, Stotty! But interesting, in that I'm left wondering is that possibly one of the industrial situations where the saying about "taking the ****" came from, along with "not having a pot to **** in"?
Title: Whitby Folk Week 2018 Steve Harrison
Post by: Chris Ryall on August 17, 2018, 01:37:45 PM
Steve, widely loved, and late of this parish, was interred 2 days ago. Seems to have been a local/ semi private do, but a "big event" is planned later on

I've suggested a memorial weekday Whitby session/wake on a FB thread, perhaps an afternoon in the Golden Lion? It is central for people tied to other events. So more could get there.

When is the Melnet meet please, and is there to be a Bb/Eb/Cm/Gm session?
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: Tufty on August 25, 2018, 04:18:02 PM
Just home from folk Week. Thanks to all the mellneters we met during the week who shared tunes with us. Euro sessions as usual brought out some interesting material. Flat booked for next year, next stop Hartlepool Festival and sessions with the Orchard family, who are making the trek north.
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: Ebor_fiddler on August 26, 2018, 07:20:47 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: pbsalt on August 26, 2018, 08:36:18 PM
Just echoing Tufty's comments  - Thanks to all I met in the sessions - and especially to Ken who had to deal with the busiest session I encountered .
Paul
Title: Re: 18th to 24th August Whitby Folk Week 2018 UK
Post by: Ken Watson on August 27, 2018, 08:04:04 PM
Just echoing Tufty's comments  - Thanks to all I met in the sessions - and especially to Ken who had to deal with the busiest session I encountered .
Paul
Back from Whitby Folk Week...
Thanks to all the people who came to my English Music Sessions. I hope you all enjoyed them as much as I did. 🙂