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Title: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: AnnC on January 03, 2019, 09:20:55 PM
 ;D early in the year to post it but as the "early bird" gets the pick of available accommodation here's the link to   Whitby Folk Week  (https://www.whitbyfolk.co.uk/) and listings of the people booked so far for this year for perusal  ;D :||: :M :|||:
 Will update this thread with the usual useful info......  tides etc. nearer to the time

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Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on January 03, 2019, 10:03:21 PM
Shall be there as usual, but I need to find out about taxi fares to and from Robin Hood's Bay, as I like to go there at least twice in the week, and I can no longer schlep my way back up that hill. I was wondering if they would let me take my motor bike down there. Need to ask around.

Sir John
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Helena Handcart on January 03, 2019, 10:11:20 PM
I'm going - for the first time.  I normally do Sidmouth and then Towersey but we're adding Whitby to the mix as my partner is dancing there.  Really looking forward to it - I've wanted to go for ages but August is just so busy  :|glug :M :|||:
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Bob Ellis on January 03, 2019, 11:45:26 PM
I shall be there, as t'management has asked me back again (some people have no taste!), but I don't yet know what I'll be doing. I assume that it will include Well Known Tunes at a Steady Pace sessions.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: AnnC on January 04, 2019, 08:50:04 AM
Shall be there as usual, but I need to find out about taxi fares to and from Robin Hood's Bay....
Sir John
It's about £11 taxi fare (pre booked) from Whitby to Bay, expensive for one but not so bad if you can find three other people to share the car, the X93 Arriva bus runs half hourly in summer, a day ticket valid for all Arriva North East buses from Whitby / Scarborough / Middlesbrough and Newcastle is currently £8.20.
 The only public car parking is at the top of the bank, there's the car park near the roundabout opposite the Victoria Hotel and the bigger one near the Grosvenor as you come into the village, I think it's  £4 for 6 hours, £5 for 24 hours if you can find a space  ::) nowhere to park a motorcycle down the bottom of the Bay without it getting ticketed that I know of but the local taxi firm, Bay Taxis used to do short "pick up" journeys from the bottom at the Dock to the top  ;D
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: AnnC on January 04, 2019, 10:11:32 AM
 ;D found this on the Scarborough Council website  Motorcycle Parking (https://www.scarborough.gov.uk/home/parking/motorcycle-parking) nothing about Robin Hoods Bay but may be useful for Whitby
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Steve_freereeder on January 07, 2019, 11:20:29 AM
I'll be there as usual, running workshops. Details yet to be firmed up, but almost certainly I'll be running my crash course for beginners melodeon over three days (Mon to Weds), plus another workshop on the Thursday, for intermediate/advanced players, probably melodeon but possibly anglo.

I'm going - for the first time. ..
Great! No doubt we'll bump into each other at some point.  (:)
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Bob Ellis on January 07, 2019, 11:48:08 AM
I'm going - for the first time.

Careful, Helena, you could get a nosebleed travelling that far north...

and steer clear of that powerful northern ale. It wasn't intended for delicate southern constitutions like yours.   >:E
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: AnnC on January 07, 2019, 09:25:36 PM
I'll be there as usual, running workshops. Details yet to be firmed up, but almost certainly I'll be running my crash course for beginners melodeon over three days (Mon to Weds)...
  (:) have a D/G Pokerwork I could drop into the workshop for a beginner without a box to "loan out" Mon to Wed if that's any use  :|||: ;D
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Helena Handcart on February 24, 2019, 07:42:46 PM
It wasn't intended for delicate southern constitutions like yours. [/color]  >:E

Now if only I was from the South of England that might have some relevance (actually it wouldn't)  (:)
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: AnnC on February 27, 2019, 05:24:47 PM
...............Details yet to be firmed up, but almost certainly I'll be running my crash course for beginners melodeon over three days (Mon to Weds)...
  (:) have a D/G Pokerwork I could drop into the workshop for a beginner without a box to "loan out" Mon to Wed if that's any use  :|||: ;D
  ;D might have already found an interested box less absolute beginner to borrow the Pokerwork for the crash course  :|||: 
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: monxton on March 11, 2019, 11:33:24 PM
Quote
as far a rough idea of what goes on it doesn't change all that much from year to year

If you've never seen ANY copy of the programme (as I hadn't until I first went), how does that help?

I have still seen no copies of the programme outside the festival, for any year, except ones I've bought myself.  And no copy on the web.  How hard can it be to upload a PDF to archive.org?
That's me! I'm going for the first time this year, and I would really like a view of last year's (or an earlier year's) programme so I can understand how things work. Can anybody help?
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Steve_freereeder on March 12, 2019, 01:17:51 AM
That's me! I'm going for the first time this year, and I would really like a view of last year's (or an earlier year's) programme so I can understand how things work. Can anybody help?
The festival runs all week with hundreds of events in total, taking place at many venues around the town. The programme is available for sale as a comprehensive and well-produced paper booklet a few weeks before the event and during the week itself. It is deliberately (and quite rightly, in my opinion) not available on-line, as a substantial proportion of the funding for the festival comes from the sale of these programmes. I do keep copies of previous year's festivals but there are too many pages to make scanning and posting here feasible, sorry to say.

The way things work is that you buy a copy of the programme which tells you exactly what is happening where and when, almost on an hourly basis, every day. Events usually kick off about 10 a.m each day and run in some cases until 2 a.m. in the early hours. You will see many people walking around the town or sitting in bars, cafes, etc. perusing the programme and deciding what they want to do next.

Most people buy a season ticket for the week or a day pass, although most events also allow individual payment on the door too. Come-all-ye sessions are free, although a festival collector will often appear at some point and rattle a collecting tin for voluntary donations. 

The festival is hugely comprehensive, with concerts, workshops, sessions, ceilidhs, display/morris dancing. There is usually plenty of variety to keep most people interested every day, regardless of musical tastes. There is so much choice such that the main problem is deciding which events to attend over preference to others. Having said that, if you are specifically looking for a workshop on advanced native Brazilian nose-flute technique, you will probably be disappointed.

If you do get festival fatigue, there is always the beach and the sea, fossil hunting, or watching/riding on the steam trains.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Helena Handcart on March 12, 2019, 07:47:43 AM
The festival runs all week with hundreds of events in total, taking place at many venues around the town. The programme is available for sale as a comprehensive and well-produced paper booklet

Paper only?  Like actual paper - the stuff made from trees?

 ;D
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Theo on March 12, 2019, 08:00:34 AM
There is an app too, available fir iPhone and android.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Helena Handcart on March 12, 2019, 08:20:35 AM
There is an app too, available fir iPhone and android.

*Phew* 

I'd only lose a paper one.  Or end up with two (or more).  When actually at a festival I find an app or electronic version of the programme easier.

I do rather enjoy the planning aspect of a paper festival programme though - it's a bit like being given the Christmas Radio Times as a child - except it generally involves a wander to the local for planning purposes. 

Looking forward to my first Whitby.

Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Steve_freereeder on March 12, 2019, 08:40:10 AM
There is an app too, available fir iPhone and android.

*Phew* 

I'd only lose a paper one.  Or end up with two (or more).  When actually at a festival I find an app or electronic version of the programme easier.

I do rather enjoy the planning aspect of a paper festival programme though - it's a bit like being given the Christmas Radio Times as a child - except it generally involves a wander to the local for planning purposes. 

Looking forward to my first Whitby.

Nah - you wouldn't lose it! The printed, actual non-electric paper version is good as it is so easy to flip through the pages in a matter of seconds rather than all that tedious left-right-up-down scrolling business. Also contains useful maps and margins to allow you to collect autographs from your favourite artists; over the years to come, your beer-stained Whitby programme will become a treasured heirloom to be gasped at by Fiona Bruce and colleagues on the AR.
What's not to like?  ;)
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: AnnC on March 12, 2019, 08:46:09 AM

  ........I would really like a view of last year's (or an earlier year's) programme so I can understand how things work. Can anybody help?

 Hello Monxton  ;D found last year's copy so if you'd like to send me a pm with your address I'll pop it in the post, there are a few scribblings in the events listing but otherwise ok  ;D
 Cheers   Ann
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Theo on March 12, 2019, 10:18:38 AM
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Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: pete /acorn on March 12, 2019, 03:36:06 PM
Gues what.

Acorn Instruments will be there with a large selection of Castagnari boxes,new and pre owned.

Leisure Centre,West Cliff.

Open every day till 2pm Friday
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: monxton on March 12, 2019, 06:41:38 PM
Hello Monxton  ;D found last year's copy so if you'd like to send me a pm with your address I'll pop it in the post, there are a few scribblings in the events listing but otherwise ok  ;D
 Cheers   Ann
You're very kind. PM sent, thanks.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Daz Barry on March 15, 2019, 05:43:22 PM
It's my first time at Whitby with my melodeon which pub are the workshops in please and what time do they start.Daz.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: AnnC on March 15, 2019, 06:47:49 PM
 (:) the first workshops usually start at 10am and last for 1hr 20min giving a ten minute change over time before the next workshop starts at 11.30am, then again at 1pm  ;D the places usually holding workshops are the Middle Earth, the Rifle Club, the Metropole Hotel, Whitby Mission Hall, West Cliff School, Spa Pavilion, Fisherman's Rowing Club, Conservative Club, the Endeavour, hopefully they will be happy to be used as venues again this year  :|||:
  I'll try to get my mits on a programme as soon as they're available, sieve through the 600 odd listings and post a potted list of "melodeon interest" events, there are generally at least a couple a day ..... sometimes more  ;D  :||: :|||:
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Steve_freereeder on March 15, 2019, 07:28:49 PM
I believe there is some doubt about the use of the Middle Earth this year. At the end of last year's festival, I just got a vague impression they'd had enough of hosting festival events. I may be wrong though.

Ann - if you are ever over on the east side and passing by, would it be worth calling in for a beer and seeing what you could glean from landlady Jill?
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: AnnC on March 15, 2019, 07:34:14 PM
  (:) will ask the person trying to co-ordinate/organise/confirm this year's venues when next I see them  ;D
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: AnnC on March 15, 2019, 09:11:57 PM
 ;D If anyone is going to be up this part of the country for the weekend before Folk Week, perhaps having a fortnights holiday, there is  Salburn Folk Festival (http://www.saltburnfolkfestival.com/) 9th to 11th of August, a very friendly festival just up the coast in the lovely seaside town of Saltburn, or if you're spending a whole 14 days in Whitby then Whitby Regatta  (http://www.whitbyregatta.co.uk/) 10th to 12th of August has plenty to entertain the family before you spend the next week immersed in folkie pleasures  :||: ;D :|||: :|glug
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: AnnC on March 21, 2019, 06:01:28 PM
I believe there is some doubt about the use of the Middle Earth this year.......

 You're quite right Steve  ;D have checked with the "venues organiser" and there will be no workshops in the Middle Earth during Folk Week. There is a new venue for this year, the Arch and Abbey micro pub on Skinner Street,  ;D :|glug though I haven't heard which workshops will be held there.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Steve_freereeder on March 22, 2019, 01:52:02 AM
I believe there is some doubt about the use of the Middle Earth this year.......

 You're quite right Steve  ;D have checked with the "venues organiser" and there will be no workshops in the Middle Earth during Folk Week. There is a new venue for this year, the Arch and Abbey micro pub on Skinner Street,  ;D :|glug though I haven't heard which workshops will be held there.
OK - thanks for the information, Ann. I don't know the Arch and Abbey. I wonder if any of my workshops will be held there...
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Chris Ryall on March 22, 2019, 09:33:10 AM
Booked in from the Monday and will be in Station, Black Horse, mainly singing with at least one pilgrimage to the Board for some proper music.   Look forward to meeting people
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on March 22, 2019, 09:34:59 AM
It's about halfway down Skinner St on the uphill side I think. Not 100% sure, but I do remember it being open for the first time last year. and people saying that it was nice.

SJ
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Helena Handcart on March 22, 2019, 09:41:23 AM
I'm looking forward to this, it'll be my first Whitby, nestling snugly betwixt Dartmoor and Towersey. I have no idea what to expect in the way of sessions and workshops - I like to dance a lot at festivals as well as play so hoping for some good dance workshops. Either way I think I'm going to be free range most of the time as my partner will be with a booked team.

[:]||||||[:]
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on March 22, 2019, 10:05:13 AM
Loads of dance workshops, if you're interested in Irish set dancing, the Gerry O'Reilly does grand workshops.

SJ
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Steve_freereeder on March 22, 2019, 10:12:33 AM
It's about halfway down Skinner St on the uphill side I think. Not 100% sure, but I do remember it being open for the first time last year. and people saying that it was nice.
Ah yes, now I know it, thanks! I passed it several times last year but never went in. There always seemed to be the sound of continuous 100 mph reels coming from inside somewhere. Not really my idea of a good session, and anyway I always seemed to have somewhere else to get to. Handy for Betty Botham's tea rooms across the road though.  (:)
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Helena Handcart on March 22, 2019, 12:01:14 PM
Loads of dance workshops, if you're interested in Irish set dancing, the Gerry O'Reilly does grand workshops.

SJ

For me... pretty much everything but Irish set  (:)
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on March 22, 2019, 01:44:48 PM
Typical ;) That's me and women defined, I can always be sure to  pick the one thing they don't like. That usually ends up being me, but ho hum, c'est ma vie.
At least they won't be able to say in my funeral oration, 'He had no natural talent'

 >:E >:E >:E

Sir John (F.A)
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Bob Ellis on March 22, 2019, 03:35:57 PM
The Arch and Abbey is a lot more conveniently situated than the Middle Earth and I hope the room is larger because the Middle Earth was always cramped. People often struggled to get into my Well Known Tunes at a Steady Pace sessions there. Perhaps, Ann, since you know the Venue Organiser, you might be able to hint to him/her that a venue with a larger room than the Middle Earth would be more suited to my Well Known Tunes... sessions.

For those, like Helena, who are attracted to good sessions and like to dance as well, they could do worse than to drop in at the George on Baxtergate for our Euro-sessions, which include French dancing as well as playing tunes from all over Europe (but not the British Isles). As last year, the sessions will be from 15:00 to 17:00 every afternoon except Sunday.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: baz parkes on March 22, 2019, 04:26:31 PM
It's about halfway down Skinner St on the uphill side I think. Not 100% sure, but I do remember it being open for the first time last year. and people saying that it was nice.

SJ

Nice pint certainly...seemed to be a venue for ITM sessions last year.... :|glug
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Helena Handcart on March 22, 2019, 04:42:13 PM
Typical ;) That's me and women defined, I can always be sure to  pick the one thing they don't like.

 ;D

Ah well, at least you tried to help Sir John. I just looked at website and the programme (so far) looks to be a good one. Plenty of ceilidh, Playford and morris workshops it seems, even a couple of bands I might like to go and see. Add in some sessions and it should be perfect, hoping for some rapper workshops though.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Chris Rayner on March 22, 2019, 07:49:08 PM
At least they won't be able to say in my funeral oration, 'He had no natural talent'

Don’t knock unnatural talent.  That can be in high demand.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: AnnC on March 28, 2019, 10:00:59 PM
Link to Whitby Yacht Club's page  (https://www.whitbyyachtclub.co.uk)  ;D  click on the "webcam" box on the top menu bar for a view down the pier and also the important tide times as the sea comes up to the cliffs at high tide. See what the weather's like before you go out :||:  :|glug :|||: :M

modified to update webpage link
Title: Whitby
Post by: Daz Barry on March 29, 2019, 02:50:18 PM
Would like to say a big thankyou to Ann for sending me a programme for Whitby im sure there's everything in it I need to know.it's my first time playing melodeon and I'm so looking forward to it.thanks Ann your a star.Daz😎
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Daz Barry on March 29, 2019, 04:02:41 PM
Sorry should have put Annc😎
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Helena Handcart on July 05, 2019, 11:04:40 AM
Now that Whitby is fast approaching I wondered if any melnetters had any recommendations for a Whitby first timer.  I'll be there for the duration as my partner is playing with swords all week. So far I know about a beginners anglo workshop to which I shall trundle along but what else?  What to see? What to avoid?  Campsite tips etc.

Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Steve_freereeder on July 05, 2019, 01:31:24 PM
Now that Whitby is fast approaching I wondered if any melnetters had any recommendations for a Whitby first timer.  I'll be there for the duration as my partner is playing with swords all week. So far I know about a beginners anglo workshop to which I shall trundle along but what else?  What to see? What to avoid?  Campsite tips etc.
The usual problem is that you are spoilt for choice; there's so much happening each day.
A good pair of comfy shoes/sandals is a must, as you will be doing a LOT of walking around between venues and Whitby is renowned for its steep hills.
This year, a previously popular venue, the Middle Earth Tavern is sadly no longer available for festival events so that might shift the balance a bit.
Otherwise it's all good. Some of the sessions can get really busy so best to get there a bit early if you want a seat.

There are a few unofficial fringe non-festival events which are not advertised in the programme, but just get to know about by word of mouth, e.g. the Euro session in the George each afternoon. If you go to that, expect a variety of non-D/G melodeon friendly keys, e.g. C, Am, Dm, etc., as well as G and sometimes Em.

The Leisure Centre up on the West Cliff, near the Spa will have lots of trade stands and craft/clothes, etc., so bring your credit card.

If you need a change from festival events, there is a nice sandy beach below the Spa but not at high tide; also the walk along the east side of the river Esk - Church Street and up the 100 Steps to St Mary's and the Abbey. The swing bridge over the river opens to let boats through, usually just when you're in a hurry to get from one side of town to the other! 

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway will be running steam trains as usual. Definitely worth seeing and imbibing the atmosphere.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: baz parkes on July 05, 2019, 04:28:03 PM
Now that Whitby is fast approaching I wondered if any melnetters had any recommendations for a Whitby first timer.  I'll be there for the duration as my partner is playing with swords all week. So far I know about a beginners anglo workshop to which I shall trundle along but what else?  What to see? What to avoid?  Campsite tips etc.
The usual problem is that you are spoilt for choice; there's so much happening each day.
A good pair of comfy shoes/sandals is a must, as you will be doing a LOT of walking around between venues and Whitby is renowned for its steep hills.

For the aged and infirm, however, taxis are remarkably reasonably priced...

Fish and Chips...yes the Dolphin is good and famous (and expensive)...but I have yet to have bad fish and chips anywhere in Whitby....

I did of course mean the Magpie...but I'm sure the Dolphin which is a pub also serves fish and chips...(I remembered this at 4 00 am this morning, but thought this important info would wait..)
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Bob Ellis on July 05, 2019, 09:57:03 PM
In addition to the afternoon Euro-sessions in The George organised by Chris Nash and myself, there will also be regular evening Euro-sessions organised by Bill and Petra from Les Panards Dansants. These will be in the Friendship Rowing Club some evenings and in the Conservative Club on other evenings. These are fringe events, so they do not appear in the programme. I'll post the details here of where they will be each evening when I get them from Bill.

Can't tell you what workshops and session I am doing because the organisers haven't told me yet!
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Theo on July 06, 2019, 08:09:33 AM
Bob,  will the evening sessions have space, and asuitable floor for dancing?
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: AnnC on July 06, 2019, 08:16:26 AM
 (:) if they're in the big upstairs room at the Friendship there will be plenty of space, it was an old fashioned school hall  (:) ....... here's hoping  :D :|||:
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on July 06, 2019, 09:03:36 AM
In addition to the afternoon Euro-sessions in The George organised by Chris Nash and myself, there will also be regular evening Euro-sessions organised by Bill and Petra from Les Panards Dansants. These will be in the Friendship Rowing Club some evenings and in the Conservative Club on other evenings. These are fringe events, so they do not appear in the programme. I'll post the details here of where they will be each evening when I get them from Bill.

Can't tell you what workshops and session I am doing because the organisers haven't told me yet!

Bit confused by evenings in the Con. Club as that's where the Festival Folk Club is held all week, apart from Friday evening.  Unless the Festival Folk Club has been moved or discontinued.

SJ
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Anahata on July 06, 2019, 09:49:30 AM
I have no knowledge of this year's plans, but the Festival Folk Club has always been upstairs, and music sessions are usually downstairs in the bar.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Bob Ellis on July 06, 2019, 11:38:58 AM
With regard to the Friendship Rowing Club, yes, it is the large upstairs room that we will be using and there is plenty of space for dancing. We used it last year, but because it was arranged during Folk Week rather than beforehand, we were only able to publicise it to a limited extent.

I don't yet know the arrangements with regard to the Conservative Club. I've emailed Bill and Petra, who are organising it, to ask for details and will post them here when they reply.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Theo on July 06, 2019, 01:14:58 PM
Thank you Bob
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: IanD on July 07, 2019, 03:14:21 PM
Will be at Whitby this year with Hammersmith so might not have too much time free for sessions, but Hilda will -- knowing that the Middle Earth is no longer a venue, any (non-Irish, informal or programmed) recommendations? Singing/mixed as well as playing ;-)

[we might just possibly spend a lot of evenings in the Station Inn like last time, assuming the splendid singing session is still there...]
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Winston Smith on July 08, 2019, 11:55:20 PM
Is there a member on here who would like to attend the Folk Week at Whitby, but cannot find suitable accommodation? My beloved booked a two bedroom self-catering house not a stone's throw from the Co-op in central Whitby, but it now seems that we may have to cancel. The booking was made for four adults and looks very nice.

If you're at all interested, please do get in touch.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Bob Ellis on July 09, 2019, 09:48:08 AM
I've now received details of my programmed commitments for Whitby Folk Week. I'll be teaching a workshop on How to Learn Tunes by Ear (any instrument) in the Arch and Abbey at 11:30 on Sunday and I'll be leading Well Known Tunes at a Steady Pace structured sessions in the Last In First Out from 13:00 to 15:00 on Tuesday and Wednesday with the option for another one on Thursday, if there is sufficient demand. There will also be the Euro-sessions in The George from 15:00 to 17:00 every afternoon except Sunday and evening Euro-sessions in the Friendship Rowing Club or the Conservative Club, which are part of the fringe festival and therefore not on the programme. I hope to see some of you at one or more of these events.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Helena Handcart on July 09, 2019, 10:08:01 AM
I'll be leading Well Known Tunes at a Steady Pace structured sessions in the Last In First Out from 13:00 to 15:00 on Tuesday and Wednesday with the option for another one on Thursday, if there is sufficient demand.

That sounds a bit too much like a busman's holiday for me Bob but I'll hopefully see you somewhere for a pint during the week.  Just waiting to find out what North British's timetable looks like and to get a look at the full programme and then I can start planning for my very first Whitby.

Looking forward to seeing lots of Squeezy friends there although I hope to be dancing as much as possible, tunes will doubtless happen in between  (:) :|||:
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Spectacled Warbler on July 09, 2019, 10:38:25 AM
Hi Winston,

It might be worth you posting in the Whitby Folk Week facebook page, also on Mudcat if you don't get any takers for your cottage.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/129958666651/

https://mudcat.org

Good luck,

Joy

Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Winston Smith on July 09, 2019, 01:21:24 PM
Thanks Bespectacled One! I've never posted on facebook before, but I'm sure one of my offspring can help me there. I'll have a look at Mudcat too.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Helena Handcart on July 12, 2019, 08:30:40 AM
Thanks Bespectacled One! I've never posted on facebook before, but I'm sure one of my offspring can help me there. I'll have a look at Mudcat too.

Definitely try and get it on Facebook - there are people looking for accommodation.  I had a B&B booked but decided to let it go and the booking was snapped up within minutes.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Winston Smith on July 12, 2019, 09:01:21 AM
Thank you for that encouragement. I'll get one of my offspring onto it at the earliest opportunity.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Chris Ryall on July 12, 2019, 09:50:51 AM
i had to cancel in 2017 (from hospital bed, short notice), B&B said no problem and sold the room on trivially
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: pete /acorn on July 12, 2019, 10:12:52 AM
It may be worth checking with booking agent,there may be a sublet clause,also because you took out the booking you could be liable for damage if any caused.
All depends on your contract.

Pete
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Winston Smith on July 12, 2019, 12:54:26 PM
Oooh! Never thought of that, thanks.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Helena Handcart on July 12, 2019, 03:35:31 PM
Oooh! Never thought of that, thanks.

Alternatively they may allow you to pass the house on legitimately if you supply the new renters details.  The company I deal with in Sidmouth allowed me to pass my usual place on to friends one year whole retaining my option on it for future years.   It might even be worth asking them first on case there's a waiting list in operation.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Winston Smith on July 12, 2019, 04:52:16 PM
We're a bit between the devil and the deep blue, as I'm waiting for the surgeon to give me a date, then there's six weeks recovery. I hate being indecisive, but it's a b****r when you're relying on someone else for what you can do next!
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Scobarandbar on July 12, 2019, 08:31:23 PM
Hi all Whitby goers

I am looking for a room in Whitby this year from the Friday evening and leaving on Thursday lunchtime if anyone has a spare room and would like to share the costs? 

I am not wanting a whole house as trying to keep down the costs

Fully house trained and melodeon daft.  :||:

Scott
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: syale on July 21, 2019, 02:33:34 AM
Looking good for visiting Whitby during a trip to see my family. Will be following this thread for hints and tips etc. Will probably only get to visit for a couple of days early after the weekend. Not too far away now. I normally single row so bringing a D and a G box would be good?

Stephen
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Steve_freereeder on July 21, 2019, 08:19:30 AM
Looking good for visiting Whitby during a trip to see my family. Will be following this thread for hints and tips etc. Will probably only get to visit for a couple of days early after the weekend. Not too far away now. I normally single row so bringing a D and a G box would be good?
A one row in D and a one row in G would be fine for many of the sessions, though you might have to do some judicious box-swapping mid-tune. Also there is the topography of Whitby to contend with, lugging two boxes up and down the steep hills and along some of the narrow streets thronged with holiday-makers.
Look forward to seeing you there. Please make yourself known to people.  (:)
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Bob Ellis on July 21, 2019, 11:16:48 AM
Looking good for visiting Whitby during a trip to see my family. Will be following this thread for hints and tips etc. Will probably only get to visit for a couple of days early after the weekend. Not too far away now. I normally single row so bringing a D and a G box would be good?

Stephen

One rows should be fine for the English sessions - Ken Watson used to lead his sessions using one rows - but they would be somewhat restrictive for the fringe Euro-sessions.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Tufty on July 21, 2019, 02:21:26 PM
Has anyone been able to locate a programme? Tried all the usual shops in town but no luck.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Steve_freereeder on July 21, 2019, 02:29:14 PM
Has anyone been able to locate a programme? Tried all the usual shops in town but no luck.
Ann C of Whitby and of this parish usually has her finger on the programme availability pulse. Any news Ann?
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Choonz on July 21, 2019, 02:38:14 PM
Is anyone planning a Bb session at Whitby this year?
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: syale on July 21, 2019, 04:16:18 PM
Do people from melnet communicate through twitter whilst @WhitbyFW (https://twitter.com/WhitbyFW) and if so what hashtag do you use?

Stephen
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: AnnC on July 21, 2019, 05:21:34 PM
Has anyone been able to locate a programme? Tried all the usual shops in town but no luck.
Ann C of Whitby and of this parish usually has her finger on the programme availability pulse. Any news Ann?
No news yet..... will ask and see if my friend knows  ;D
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Steve_freereeder on July 21, 2019, 06:55:32 PM
Do people from melnet communicate through twitter whilst @WhitbyFW (https://twitter.com/WhitbyFW) and if so what hashtag do you use?

Stephen
That's a bit too hi-tech.  Mostly we talk to each other in the street. You can't walk more than 50 yards without bumping into someone who knows about the latest gen.  8)
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Helena Handcart on July 21, 2019, 08:28:30 PM
That's a bit too hi-tech.  Mostly we talk to each other in the street.

Jolly good. That's rather what I was hoping for.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: pete /acorn on July 21, 2019, 10:35:34 PM
I could put a Melnet notice board on up near my stall if anyone thinks it's a good idea
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Steve_freereeder on July 22, 2019, 12:47:33 AM
I could put a Melnet notice board on up near my stall if anyone thinks it's a good idea
Thanks - sounds good to me, Pete!
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: pikey on July 22, 2019, 02:46:03 PM
Do people from melnet communicate through twitter whilst @WhitbyFW (https://twitter.com/WhitbyFW) and if so what hashtag do you use?

Stephen

In Yorkshire we use T’Watter  :D
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: baz parkes on July 23, 2019, 03:19:55 PM
In Yorkshire we use T’Watter  :D

I thought that was only about folk from Lancashire? >:E :|glug
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: AnnC on July 23, 2019, 06:08:04 PM
Still no news on the programmes    ::) but as soon as there is I'll post and put a "potted list" of melodeon and concertina interest events up. It won't be everything, just enough to tickle people's fancy ( if I'm still allowed to use that expression in these pc times  >:E  >:E), to see everything that's on please buy a programme.
 Here's a link to  the Whitby Weather site (http://whitbyweather.com/index.php?p=1_10_Tides-Moon) very handy for checking the tide times to avoid free lifts in the lifeboat and there are links to webcams and other useful things  ;D
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Helena Handcart on July 23, 2019, 06:14:40 PM
Still no news on the programmes ....

There was a post on the Facebook group on July 19th:

PROGRAMMES
These are available now, free to season ticket holders. If you would like to order one in advance per order, please assemble a strong self-addressed envelope (C5 - 23cm by16cm) with £1.50 in stamps for first class. Second class costs £1.32, and a note of your ticket receipt or order reference number. Remaining programmes for season tickets can be collected with tickets.
Send  to:
Whitby Folk Week
PO Box 10732
Nottingham
NG5 0JX
To arrive before August 10th
Non-season ticket holders should send an additional £5 -payable to Whitby Folk Week.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Winston Smith on July 23, 2019, 06:18:52 PM
Oooh, where would we be without bleedin' facebook, again!
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Lester on July 23, 2019, 06:22:32 PM
Oooh, where would we be without bleedin' facebook, again!


Visiting the bleedin' Whitby Folk Week website (https://www.whitbyfolk.co.uk/programme/), or just moaning because they are using multiple media to pass out the information, take your pick.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: AnnC on July 23, 2019, 06:28:29 PM
Oooh, where would we be without bleedin' facebook, again!
;D those people not buying season tickets or without constant Internet access and not on Facebook find out last it seems  ::)  My friend usually gets the programmes to deliver to shops in town and let's me know when they arrive so I can nip round and buy a couple.  ;D :|||:
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Helena Handcart on July 23, 2019, 06:38:05 PM
Oooh, where would we be without bleedin' facebook, again!

Have you tried Google*?


* other search engines are available.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on July 23, 2019, 06:39:58 PM
"Although I can carry on messing with melodeons, the ongoing attention of the Ministry of Truth and the Thought Police will (no doubt) eventually teach me to really love Big Brother!" 
But not Facebook !

SJ
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Helena Handcart on July 23, 2019, 06:40:48 PM
Visiting the bleedin' Whitby Folk Week website (https://www.whitbyfolk.co.uk/programme/), or just moaning because they are using multiple media to pass out the information, take your pick.

Yay! That information wasn't on the website as of yesterday when I last checked. It has the vital extra information that an app will be available - handy for those of us who think life is just too short to purchase a C5 envelope and £1.32 worth of stamps. (:)
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Winston Smith on July 23, 2019, 07:45:22 PM
With there being no sign of any progress on this on their site yesterday, we sent an email. And now my wife is convinced that our email has woken someone from a deep sleep!

Mind you, I do like a good moan. But I'm still not in love with facebook, I'd sooner refer to it as anti-social media, as that seems more suited to its effect on impressionable people.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Lester on July 23, 2019, 07:47:14 PM
But I'm still not in love with facebook, I'd sooner refer to it as anti-social media, as that seems more suited to its effect on impressionable people.
I'd like to agree with you opinion of Facebook but then we would both be wrong    8)
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Winston Smith on July 23, 2019, 07:54:26 PM
Sliding even further off-topic; I cannot possibly see how walking around with your eyes fixed on a phone screen can be anything other than anti-social! (That's what I see every time I leave the house.)
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Anahata on July 23, 2019, 07:55:38 PM
It has the vital extra information that an app will be available - handy for those of us who think life is just too short to purchase a C5 envelope and £1.32 worth of stamps. (:)

Though I haven't used it myself, I have heard that the app is quite useful. It works, and it keeps up with the inevitable changes that happen after the programme has been printed.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on July 23, 2019, 08:58:26 PM
I have found the app to be excellent, and the only person I can remember moaning about it, is an inveterate complainer anyway ;)

SJ
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Helena Handcart on July 23, 2019, 10:17:17 PM
I have found the app to be excellent, and the only person I can remember moaning about it, is an inveterate complainer anyway ;)

SJ

Towersey have an app and it's excellent. Amazingly you can look things up, select them and add them to your personal calendar without having to walk around with your eyes fixed on a phone screen.  I look forward to the Whitby app.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Theo on July 23, 2019, 10:40:20 PM
The Whitby app allows you to do those things too.  Only disadvantage I can think of is that you can't scribble notes in the margins!
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Steve_freereeder on July 24, 2019, 12:17:05 AM
The paper booklet programme has useful maps in the centre pages with locations of all the venues around the town. Not sure if the apps have them.

Edited to correct typo
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Winston Smith on July 24, 2019, 07:45:58 AM
Are they the ones who play PA's then, Steve?
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on July 24, 2019, 09:40:35 AM
The paper booklet programme has useful maps in the centre pages with locations of all the venues around the town. Not sure if the apes have them.
In last year's WFW app, when you click on an event a map comes up showing where the venue is. I just checked, as I still have last year's app on my phone.

Sir John
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Steve_freereeder on July 24, 2019, 09:51:41 AM
Sorry, that should have read 'apps'  :|bl

(Wondered what Edward was on about...)
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: AnnC on July 24, 2019, 11:01:30 AM
 ;D the paper programmes are on sale down town, Station News opposite the railway station has a stock, not sure where else yet.
 
 :D very potted info ...

 The festival office will be in the Spa Pavilion Hall, opening at 11am on the Saturday and the Music & Craft stalls will be in the Leisure Centre on West Cliff, opening at 11.30am on Saturday. Throughout the rest of the week starting Sunday both venues will open at 9.30am.
 Lots of dance displays etc. on Saturday with the Parade of all dance sides at 16.30 pm from Crescent Gardens to the Bandstand.
 
 Saturday
 17.00 - 19.00.        Venue tbc ?            Ken Watson,  English Music Session.        donations
 Workshops start on Sunday ....
 11.30 - 12.50.        Arch & Abbey Bar    Bob Ellis, learning tunes by ear.             £6
 
 Monday
 10.00 - 11.20.        Arch & Abbey Bar    Steve Dumpleton, beginners D/G melodeon 1 of 3.      £6
 11.30 - 12.50.        Arch & Abbey Bar.    Doug Eunson, intermediate melodeon workshop.         £6
 13.00 - 15.00.        First In Last Out.     Bob Ellis, well known tunes at a steady pace.      donations
 17.00 - 19.00.        First In Last Out.   Dave Townsend leads a session.                         donations

 Tuesday
 10.00 - 11.20.        Arch & Abbey Bar.   Steve Dumpleton, beginners D/G melodeon 2 of 3.      £6
 13.00 - 15.00.        Conservative Club Bar  Dan & Matt Quinn.   Music session.                 donations
 13.00 - 15.00.        First In Last Out.     Bob Ellis.      Session.                                       donations
 17.00 - 19.00.        First In Last Out.     Ken Watson.  Session.                                       donations

 Wednesday
 10.00 - 11.20.        Arch & Abbey Bar.    Steve Dumpleton, beginners D/G melodeon 3 of 3.     £6
 13.00 - 15.00.        First In Last Out.      Bob Ellis.      Session.                                       donations
 17.00 - 19.00.        Fisherman's Rowing Club.    Alistair Anderson.  Music session.            donations

 Thursday
 10.00 - 11.20.        Arch & Abbey Bar.    Steve Dumpleton beginners C/G Anglo concertina.        £6
 13.00 - 15.00.        Conservative Club Bar. Dan & Matt Quinn.  Music Session.                  donations
 13.00 - 15.00.        First In Last Out.       Bob Ellis.      Session.                                       donations
 17.30 - 19.00.        Spa Theatre Bar upstairs  Mary Humphreys & Anahata. Session.          donations
 The themed ceilidh in the Spa at 20.00 is "Under the Sea"

Friday
  can't  see any melodeon workshops but lots of other things on including
 17.00 - 19.00.      First In Last Out.          Ken Watson.    English Session.                       donations


 There are 617 events listed in the full programme and many wonderful performers 😄🎶the only problem will be sorting out which events to get to ...... Oh for a Tardis

edited to add bit's I'd missed
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Helena Handcart on July 24, 2019, 12:28:16 PM
The paper booklet programme has useful maps in the centre pages with locations of all the venues around the town. Not sure if the apes have them.
In last year's WFW app, when you click on an event a map comes up showing where the venue is. I just checked, as I still have last year's app on my phone.

Sir John

Excellent, that's what I want.  The app is not currently available (I checked) but I will keep a lookout. Paper programmes are nice and all that but if I have to go out and buy a C5 envelope and some stamps then I'm happy to wait until it is available.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Steve_freereeder on July 24, 2019, 03:15:35 PM
:D very potted info ...
Excellent, thank you Ann!
Now I know what I'm supposed to be doing  ;)
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: AnnC on July 24, 2019, 04:46:05 PM
......Now I know what I'm supposed to be doing  ;)

 My Pokerwork was picked up this afternoon  ;D out on loan ready for the beginners D/G workshops so Christine can get the feel of the instrument before Folk Week, she's really looking forward to it  :|||: ;D
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: pikey on July 25, 2019, 08:21:00 PM
We’d all better get some practice in going up very steep hills carrying melodeons then ....
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on July 25, 2019, 08:24:22 PM
We’d all better get some practice in going up very steep hills carrying melodeons then ....

I'm going downhill.

SJ
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Anahata on July 25, 2019, 08:30:35 PM
No, it's all uphill every way in Whitby.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Theo on July 25, 2019, 09:03:49 PM
I’ve been doing altitude and hill training in the Pyrenees.  Whitby will be a breeze!
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Hugh Taylor on July 27, 2019, 09:48:16 AM
I'll be coming in my motorhome again. Does anyone know whether the situation is still the same on the main car park, in that overnight camping/parking is not allowed?
If it isn't, should I camp at the college? Does anyone have contact details?
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Steve_freereeder on July 27, 2019, 10:37:02 AM
I'll be coming in my motorhome again. Does anyone know whether the situation is still the same on the main car park, in that overnight camping/parking is not allowed?
If it isn't, should I camp at the college? Does anyone have contact details?
The ban on overnight motorhome parking in the main Marina car park (Langbourne Road) is still in force.
https://www.scarborough.gov.uk/home/parking/car-parks/marina-back-car-park

I don't know about the college though.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Spectacled Warbler on July 27, 2019, 11:06:05 AM
Hugh, the Moor and Coast campsite seems to be running at the College again.

The website is here

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

Good luck,

Joy
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: AnnC on July 27, 2019, 04:30:22 PM
 (:) if you're camping at the College then it's only a short walk to the First In Last Out pub, 1 York Terrace, YO21 1PT where some of the workshops and sessions will be. The Chippy is opposite the pub, Eddie's butchers is also on the corner near the pub and if you turn left at the pub up back Park Terrace Jason's very useful newsagents/grocers and off-licence is only a few yards, it saves trotting all the way down town for milk, bacon etc. There is an ATM cash point in Jason's but it's not a free one.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Hugh Taylor on July 27, 2019, 08:25:50 PM
Thanks Steve, Warbler, and Ann for the above info.
Looks like the College then, but I'll give the butchers a miss Ann if you don't mind!
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: denqua on July 29, 2019, 05:23:26 PM
A note re the Moor and Coast campsite at the college.
Dogs are NOT now permitted.
Great shame.   
Always enjoyed camping on there.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: AnnC on July 29, 2019, 07:59:45 PM
 Broadings Farm campsite for caravans  (https://www.broadingsfarm.co.uk/) just a mile out of Whitby on the Guisborough Road,  A171 used to allow dogs even though it is a working farm. There are probably others, I'll ask around  (:)
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Choonz on July 29, 2019, 08:36:48 PM
I used to stay on the Moor and Coast site but have booked at Broadings, they allow dogs but no tent campers from this year.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Helena Handcart on July 29, 2019, 08:42:09 PM
Er... with all this talk of alternative campsites may I ask what's wrong with the official one?
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on July 29, 2019, 09:00:47 PM
No electrical hook up, and I think you need to buy a ticket to qualify.

SJ
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Helena Handcart on July 29, 2019, 09:03:27 PM
No electrical hook up, and I think you need to buy a ticket to qualify.

SJ

Ah... if that's it then no problem.  It's my first time in Whitby and I was wondering what the issues were that made alternative campsites desirable.  EHU not required :)

Thank you Sir John 
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: pete /acorn on July 29, 2019, 10:24:09 PM
Just dont park in Whitby overnight,you will get a fine.

If you want to wild camp there are 2 car parks on top of Blue Bank on road between Pickering and Whitby.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Choonz on July 29, 2019, 11:55:36 PM
Helena, I have stayed at the Festival site a couple of times when I bought a season ticket enjoyed staying there.  I think the facilities are fine, it's quiet at night and they keep it secure.  I prefer to pay as I go these days and the festival site is for season tickets holders only. :-[   The site is in the grounds of a primary school so understandably they don't accept dogs.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: AnnC on July 30, 2019, 06:06:42 AM
Just dont park in Whitby overnight,you will get a fine.

If you want to wild camp there are 2 car parks on top of Blue Bank on road between Pickering and Whitby.

 .... however they are not official campsites and please do not empty the Elsan etc. into the heather, walkers including children have made extremely unpleasant discoveries  :-\
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Helena Handcart on July 30, 2019, 07:23:39 AM
Helena, I have stayed at the Festival site a couple of times when I bought a season ticket enjoyed staying there.  I think the facilities are fine, it's quiet at night and they keep it secure.  I prefer to pay as I go these days and the festival site is for season tickets holders only. :-[   The site is in the grounds of a primary school so understandably they don't accept dogs.

Thanks Choonz. My partner is with a booked team so no problem with us getting on the official campsite... and as we don't have a dog it's no issue for us if the campsite doesn't accept them.

The only wild camping we're planning on doing is on the overnight run from his final ceilidh spot to my 10:30am workshop in Towersey the following day, and like all good folkies we will leave no trace.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Bob Ellis on July 30, 2019, 09:46:52 AM
Helena,
Since your partner is with a booked side, you should be eligible for free parking at the artists' campsite, which is at the Rugby Club. It is near the edge of town, so a bit of a hike to get to most of the venues and has no electric hook-ups, but it is well-run, quiet and has toilets and showers. I have stayed there for several years and have never had a problem with it. However, you need to book in advance. Contact Barry Evans: barry@whitbyfolk.co.uk

Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: baz parkes on July 30, 2019, 10:22:04 AM
The only wild camping we're planning on doing is on the overnight run from his final ceilidh spot to my 10:30am workshop in Towersey the following day, and like all good folkies we will leave no trace.

I may follow you out...I'm calling the last ceilidh...and the band is doing the Saturday at Shrewsbury...fortunately the soundcheck isn't until 4 00pm....probably none of this then... :|glug
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on July 30, 2019, 11:27:44 AM
Helena,
Since your partner is with a booked side, you should be eligible for free parking at the artists' campsite, which is at the Rugby Club. It is near the edge of town, so a bit of a hike to get to most of the venues and has no electric hook-ups, but it is well-run, quiet and has toilets and showers. I have stayed there for several years and have never had a problem with it. However, you need to book in advance. Contact Barry Evans: barry@whitbyfolk.co.uk
My guess is that Helena is talking about the artiste's site at the Rugby Club. As she says it's her first visit so may be unaware that there are actually 3 camp sites we tend to use. The Festival Campsite at Airey Hill School for punters with tickets, the Artistes camp site at the Rugby Club for people booked to play/sing/dance/steward etc., and the Moor & coast camp site at the Community College, which is an occasional camp site run commercially, which doesn't have serviced pitches, but has showers, and toilets. 
Sir John
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Helena Handcart on July 30, 2019, 11:44:50 AM
The only wild camping we're planning on doing is on the overnight run from his final ceilidh spot to my 10:30am workshop in Towersey the following day, and like all good folkies we will leave no trace.

I may follow you out...I'm calling the last ceilidh...and the band is doing the Saturday at Shrewsbury...fortunately the soundcheck isn't until 4 00pm....probably none of this then... :|glug

Tee hee... Baz Parkes, Blackbead's Tea Party and North British. That'll be a bit of a night then.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Helena Handcart on July 30, 2019, 11:47:09 AM
Helena,
Since your partner is with a booked side, you should be eligible for free parking at the artists' campsite, which is at the Rugby Club. It is near the edge of town, so a bit of a hike to get to most of the venues and has no electric hook-ups, but it is well-run, quiet and has toilets and showers. I have stayed there for several years and have never had a problem with it. However, you need to book in advance. Contact Barry Evans: barry@whitbyfolk.co.uk
My guess is that Helena is talking about the artiste's site at the Rugby Club. As she says it's her first visit so may be unaware that there are actually 3 camp sites we tend to use. The Festival Campsite at Airey Hill School for punters with tickets, the Artistes camp site at the Rugby Club for people booked to play/sing/dance/steward etc., and the Moor & coast camp site at the Community College, which is an occasional camp site run commercially, which doesn't have serviced pitches, but has showers, and toilets. 
Sir John


Thanks guys, yes our camping is at the Rugby Club and is all organised - I was just wondering what the attractions of the unofficial campsites might be.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: baz parkes on July 30, 2019, 12:37:50 PM
The only wild camping we're planning on doing is on the overnight run from his final ceilidh spot to my 10:30am workshop in Towersey the following day, and like all good folkies we will leave no trace.

I may follow you out...I'm calling the last ceilidh...and the band is doing the Saturday at Shrewsbury...fortunately the soundcheck isn't until 4 00pm....probably none of this then... :|glug

Tee hee... Baz Parkes, Blackbead's Tea Party and North British. That'll be a bit of a night then.


Very alliterative, if nothing else... :|glug
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Ken Watson on July 31, 2019, 11:55:06 PM
The English Music Sessions I will be hosting at Whitby Folk Week 2019 are...

28     Sat 17th Aug     5.00 - 7.00pm  First In Last Out
329   Tues 20th Aug   5.00 - 7.00pm  First In Last Out
607   Fri 23rd Aug      5.00 - 7.00pm  First In Last Out

See you there?  :||:
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: syale on August 01, 2019, 05:33:51 AM
The English Music Sessions I will be hosting at Whitby Folk Week 2019 are...

28     Sat 17th Aug     5.00 - 7.00pm  First In Last Out
329   Tues 20th Aug   5.00 - 7.00pm  First In Last Out
607   Fri 23rd Aug      5.00 - 7.00pm  First In Last Out

See you there?  :||:

Ken, do you have a tune list for the sessions?

Stephen
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Ken Watson on August 01, 2019, 05:30:02 PM
Ken, do you have a tune list for the sessions?
Stephen

No, I don’t have a tune list. It’s an informal session not a workshop.  (:)
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on August 01, 2019, 06:26:02 PM
BYOT


SJ
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: xgx on August 02, 2019, 09:50:25 PM
I've had a look through the postings but didn't see a melnet meet ...is there one this year, if so, where and which day plz?

Bob ...are all your sessions 13:00 - 15:00 (in/out pub) steady?
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on August 02, 2019, 10:14:37 PM
The response last year was underwhelming. I don't know whether it was the move from the Elsinore that did it, but definitely a non event.  Does anyone have any ideas about having another meet this year, and where?

Sir John
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Winston Smith on August 02, 2019, 11:04:15 PM
I'm there all week this time, so I'd chance it.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on August 03, 2019, 09:41:00 AM
Well I would prefer it to be somewhere with less time constraint, as it needs to be flexible. Folks are often at workshops/concerts/lunch etc, so a 1pm till 2pm, or a 2pm till 3 pm, doesn't work. People tended to drift in and out when it was at the Elsinore, and it happened of a long period.
Just my thoughts.

Sir John
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Daz Barry on August 06, 2019, 06:35:23 PM
Eyup Annc.can you send me a list of the melodeon workshops too please.I will buy a programme when I get to Whitby but would like to plan.hope this is ok.😎
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: AnnC on August 06, 2019, 08:33:00 PM
 :D  hello Daz, pm sent  ;D
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on August 06, 2019, 08:49:15 PM
The Apple version of the app is now available. https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/whitby-fw-2019/id1475404291

SJ
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Bob Ellis on August 09, 2019, 10:12:30 PM
Bob ...are all your sessions 13:00 - 15:00 (in/out pub) steady?

I can't answer that at the moment. The information the festival organisers have sent me is less than clear about this. I will contact them over the weekend to ask for clarification.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Helena Handcart on August 09, 2019, 10:18:34 PM
The Apple version of the app is now available. https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/whitby-fw-2019/id1475404291

SJ

The Android version is available too, unfortunately it is currently not searchable in the Play store and is set to run on only the newest Android devices.  An update is awaited.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Theo on August 09, 2019, 11:21:47 PM
I will be at Whitby all week, but without a stall in the Trade Fair.  I can bring any of the melodeons (https://theboxplace.co.uk/product-category/melodeons/) of concertinas (https://theboxplace.co.uk/product-category/concertinas/) for sale on my website if you contact me before the 17th.

I will also have a basic tool kit and be able to do minor repairs.  Contact me by PM here it through the contact form (https://theboxplace.co.uk/contact/) on my website.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Bob Ellis on August 10, 2019, 09:44:23 AM
I don't yet know the arrangements with regard to the Conservative Club. I've emailed Bill and Petra, who are organising it, to ask for details and will post them here when they reply.[/color]

I now have the full information about the fringe Euro-sessions during Whitby FolkWeek.
As usual, the afternoon sessions organised by Chris Nash and myself will be in the downstairs bar of The George Hotel, 38 Baxtergate, Whitby, YO21 1BN, every day, except Sunday, 15:00-17:00.
The evening sessions organised by Petra Ruelecke and Bill Gilkes will be in the upper room at the Friendship Rowing Club, 136 Church Street, New Way Ghaut, Whitby, YO22 4DE, on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 20:00-22.30-ish.
On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday they will be in the bar at the Conservative Club, Flowergate Cross Upgang Lane, Whitby, YO21 3DT, 20:00-22:30-ish.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Theo on August 10, 2019, 10:29:32 AM
Bob, is there space for dancing in either of the evening venues?
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Bob Ellis on August 10, 2019, 11:08:47 AM
There is plenty of dance space in the upstairs room of the Friendship Rowing Club and the floor is 'dance friendly'. The Conservative Club might be a bit more problematic. A small dance area is available (or if not, it could be created by moving a few chairs) on the raised area at the far end of the bar, where the nucleus of the session will take place. However, I can't remember whether that area is carpeted or not.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on August 10, 2019, 11:10:45 AM
I'm pretty sure it's carpeted Bob. I assume they will be moving the pool table of course ;)


Sir John
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Theo on August 10, 2019, 11:14:13 AM
There is plenty of dance space in the upstairs room of the Friendship Rowing Club and the floor is 'dance friendly'.

Thanks Bob
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: IanD on August 11, 2019, 04:59:10 PM
Still no plan for a flat session?
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Bob Ellis on August 11, 2019, 10:20:22 PM
If I remember correctly, Jack Campin organised one last year in The George, but i don't think many people attended.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Bob Ellis on August 12, 2019, 08:53:58 PM
There is some confusion about my workshops and sessions at Whitby because the information in the programme is not entirely correct. For each event, I have listed below in black what it says in the programme followed in blue by what it should have said and what is actually going to happen!

Sunday: 11:30 - 12:50: Arch and Abbey Bar: Learning Tunes By Ear workshop. This is correct.

Monday: 13:00 - 15:00: First in Last Out: Well-Known Tunes at a Steady Pace. This is also correct. So far, so good!

Tuesday: 13:00 - 15:00: First in Last Out: Session. This should say Well-Known Tunes at a Steady Pace, being the second of three.

Wednesday: 13:00 - 15:00: First in Last Out: Session. This should say Well-Known Tunes at a Steady Pace, being the third of three.

Thursday: 13:00 - 15:00: First in Last Out: Session. This is a general session at normal session pace.

Corrections should appear in the Wailer, but please spread the word to anyone who might be interested in attending.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Frank Lee on August 13, 2019, 10:15:25 AM
Four people have now asked me personally about my ‘Tuneswap’ , after Hugh Taylor successfully ran a similar one  at Sidmouth last week.  For reasons best known to the organiser at Whitby,  these were latterly considered workshops, rather than sessions, and accordingly were given workshop timeslots, ie 80 minutes, in 2017.  This was wholly inadequate, but rather than argue in the office, (and with the often-the -worse-for-drink landlord in the Middle Earth!!!!!), I decided to run it privately at my digs in 2018, and a very pleasant evening it turned-out to be.   I will do the same again this year but will let anyone interested know the date/time when I have ok’d it with the rest of the household. 

In case you’re unaware, the Tuneswap was a session in which less well-known tunes, or just your favourite tunes, or arrangements of old ones could be played with more emphasis on listening, and perhaps recording, than on joining-in.  This was in the hope of helping to expand the general session repertoire. 
 
Of more relevance to this forum, and for what it’s worth,  it has been pointed-out to me by people whose opinions I trust, that I’m not getting any younger(!). Moreover I’ve been flattered  that I  should make some CDs of my playing/tunes before I kick the bucket (my word, you do look queer!) and my work is lost forever.  I have no such inclination, and have never had the brass neck to push myself as a Melodeon tutor as I’d be unlikely to put bums on seats and generate income for the festival.  So, if anyone’s interested, I could run box workshops/discussions at my digs too.   My festival commitment is fairly light this year, although I don’t yet know my timetable or whereabouts, so I should have plenty of time, but again, it’ll depend on the rest of the household being agreeable if the weather’s not up to using in the garden.  If you think you might be interested, you could text me on 07515 385386.   There are a few examples of my playing on my YouTube channel (Swordsmith100) created in advance of some workshops at Bath Festival some time ago.  My digs is towards the far end of Esk Terrace, below the ‘First-in, Last-out’ . Needless to say, perhaps, but there’d be no charge for anything.  I wouldn’t be expecting more than ‘a couple or two ‘ (if that!) at a box workshop, but the offer’s there.  I may mention all this at short notice in the ‘Wailer’, but will give it no other publicity. 

NB. At the first Tuneswap, which was given a three hour slot,  exactly 50 tunes were played, 45 of which were new to me, and I’ve been ‘at it’ for 61 years.  Some were damn good too!
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Hugh Taylor on August 13, 2019, 10:57:33 AM
For the last few years, the caller Martyn Harvey has run a 'flash mob' ceilidh at Whitby, originally near the Station, but latterly by the band stand. Its not in the program this year, but will most likely be on Thursday between 2pm and 3pm.
If anyone fancies coming along to help swell the band, you'll be most welcome.
I won't be picking up emails at Whitby but my mobile is 07553 524 780
Hope to see some of you there!
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Helena Handcart on August 13, 2019, 11:46:02 AM
I'm so looking forward to this festival now. To be honest I've been a bit off playing the box for a while and I'm learning anglo now which seems to be messing with my melodeon head. I seem to have rediscovered my love for the melodeon a little recently and who knows a change of scene and some new faces might revive it till further.

I will be at Whitby all week and for a change at a festival I have no commitments whatsoever - I'm there in the capacity of North British WAG only.  Looking forward to some good music and dancing by the sea and putting some more names to faces among melnetters I have 'met' on this forum.

Soon be time to steer the wagon Whitby way.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Theo on August 13, 2019, 11:59:01 AM
Soon be time to steer the wagon Whitby way.

Just make sure the nav is set to Whitby way, and not Whitley bay.

Someone I know did that once.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on August 13, 2019, 12:02:03 PM
Spanish City here we come.

SJ
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Frank Lee on August 13, 2019, 12:11:16 PM
Spanish City here we come.

SJ

My first job was as a mechanic in the Spanish City.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Frank Lee on August 13, 2019, 12:14:37 PM
Soon be time to steer the wagon Whitby way.

Just make sure the nav is set to Whitby way, and not Whitley bay.

Someone I know did that once.

So do I.   She was a member of our Clog team who simply couldn’t stop talking, especially annoying during booking discussions.  She talked her way through the Whitby planning, then booked her accommodation in Whitley Bay.   Karma! 
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Helena Handcart on August 13, 2019, 12:31:21 PM
Soon be time to steer the wagon Whitby way.

Just make sure the nav is set to Whitby way, and not Whitley bay.

Someone I know did that once.

That really is priceless. Along with being inconvenient and very embarrassing.

I have a morris buddy, and I suspect others here will know who I'm talking about, who went to Saddleworth a whole week early for the Ruschart.  One day we'll stop reminding him of it -  probably in just a few more years. In the meantime I wrote him a tune 'Fruitless Trip to Uppermill' lest he be allowed to forget.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: IanD on August 13, 2019, 07:04:21 PM
Soon be time to steer the wagon Whitby way.

Just make sure the nav is set to Whitby way, and not Whitley bay.

Someone I know did that once.

That really is priceless. Along with being inconvenient and very embarrassing.

I have a morris buddy, and I suspect others here will know who I'm talking about, who went to Saddleworth a whole week early for the Ruschart.  One day we'll stop reminding him of it -  probably in just a few more years. In the meantime I wrote him a tune 'Fruitless Trip to Uppermill' lest he be allowed to forget.

You know full we'll he'll still get reminded about it in 20 years... ;-)
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Helena Handcart on August 13, 2019, 07:28:33 PM

You know full we'll he'll still get reminded about it in 20 years... ;-)

It must be time - this weekend we need to remind him particularly, isn't it?
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: pete /acorn on August 15, 2019, 02:34:19 PM
TRAFFIC PROBLEMS RE ROUTE TO WHITBY FOLK WEEK DUE TO COUNTRYFILE LIVE
Hi,I live just few miles from Castle Howard,If coming down A64 from A1 I suggest come off A64 onto 1079 to Stamford Bridge-Driffield.At Stamford Bridge before going over the river turn left,at T junction turn right and head for Norton via Buttercramb then from Norton,turn left over the railway.At cross roads in Malton turn right and that is the Whitby road
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Helena Handcart on August 15, 2019, 05:03:06 PM
TRAFFIC PROBLEMS RE ROUTE TO WHITBY FOLK WEEK DUE TO COUNTRYFILE LIVE
Hi,I live just few miles from Castle Howard,If coming down A64 from A1 I suggest come off A64 onto 1079 to Stamford Bridge-Driffield.At Stamford Bridge before going over the river turn left,at T junction turn right and head for Norton via Buttercramb then from Norton,turn left over the railway.At cross roads in Malton turn right and that is the Whitby road

Thank you Pete, I am looking forward to the six hour drive even more now.  (:)
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: pete /acorn on August 15, 2019, 06:40:39 PM
You need panic
I may have to go miles round :(
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Daz Barry on August 20, 2019, 02:55:42 PM
Will be in Whitby tomorrow morning can anyone tell me will I be able to Get a programme😎
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Winston Smith on August 20, 2019, 10:45:25 PM
"TRAFFIC PROBLEMS RE ROUTE TO WHITBY FOLK WEEK DUE TO COUNTRYFILE LIVE"

Do I take it that this problem is no more? I have to leave Whitby to visit York tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Chris Ryall on August 21, 2019, 02:56:52 AM
A64 was a bit stop/go between York and the Pickering turn on Monday afternoon. But it looked fluid enough (as per usual) in the west direction, and on the dual carriageway sections
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: AnnC on August 21, 2019, 07:38:04 AM
Will be in Whitby tomorrow morning can anyone tell me will I be able to Get a programme😎
Station News opposite the railway station or the Festival office in the Spa mezzanine, if you get one I the Spa they should have a separate sheet with updates for workshops etc😊
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Theo on August 21, 2019, 07:48:13 AM
The usual route from the north misses this completely. South of Middlesborough, Guisborough then the moor road A171 was clear on Saturday.  You might get stuck behind a tractor, but that’s fairly normal.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Winston Smith on August 21, 2019, 10:58:22 PM
Thanks everyone who responded. The journey, there and back, went OK with no hold-ups, and we had good weather in York as well!
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Daz Barry on August 24, 2019, 09:51:00 AM
Had a fantastic few days at Whitby thanks annc for the heads up about the programme.special thanks to bob Ellis for his advice will be practicing harder on my melodeon.looking forward to next year already😎
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on August 24, 2019, 10:02:36 AM
It was a great week, and special thanks to Bob Ellis, for his Well Known Tunes at an easy pace sessions. It's the only time in the year that i get a chance to play with others, and learn new tunes.
Apart from 2 new batteries on the way down, and a buggered tyre on the way back, Whitby was great.

Sir John.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Bob Ellis on August 24, 2019, 12:16:09 PM
Thanks, Daz and John, for your kind words and thanks to everyone else who attended my programmed workshops and sessions and the fringe Euro-sessions. I felt that all of these events had a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and I hope that everyone who attended enjoyed them as much as I did. Roll on next year!
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Tufty on August 24, 2019, 01:31:49 PM
Just back home! Living half an hour away from Whitby has its advantages. Thanks to everyone for all the sessions, too many to really pick out any in particular but Elsinore continues as the reliable core session pub! Euro sessions very well supported - who were the couple from the USA? They played very well.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Winston Smith on August 24, 2019, 02:15:50 PM
We're also just back home from Whitby. I've really enjoyed myself throughout the week. Bob's slow sessions were at my sort of comfortable speed, thanks for that! I tried a session led by two of our star players; Mr Anahata and Mary Humphries, but left after about an hour, as I hadn't recognised even one tune. Never mind, maybe another year? Those two were fabulous in the concert at the Pavilion upstairs bar yesterday.
The concerts I managed to attend were marvellous, with a number of new (to me) names and faces along with some old favourites. Granny's Attic deserve their own little mention; lovely players with good harmonising voices, too.
We'll be back there next year, if we're spared!
(Luckily, the newly converted Liliput didn't fall to pieces, so I must have got something right, at last!)
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on August 24, 2019, 02:48:12 PM
Aye the Mary Humphries, Anahata session for for those with overdrive, not for those of us just getting out of second gear. I stayed, but only knew about 3 tunes.

SJ
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Anahata on August 24, 2019, 05:07:43 PM
One of the reasons why I don't much look forward to running sessions is that I know it's impossible to please everyone.

A couple of melnetters who also run sessions themselves were kind enough to express their approval afterwards, and the room remained full to the end; that's about as good as I could hope for.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on August 24, 2019, 05:43:43 PM
Oh it was gbrand, and I really enjoyed it, just my lack of competence that held me back. Thanks very much to both, and well done.

Sir John
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Steve_freereeder on August 24, 2019, 07:04:03 PM
One of the reasons why I don't much look forward to running sessions is that I know it's impossible to please everyone.

A couple of melnetters who also run sessions themselves were kind enough to express their approval afterwards, and the room remained full to the end; that's about as good as I could hope for.

Yours and Mary's session was really good and there was a great mixture of well known and less well known tunes. I think the two of you handled it just right and definitely no need to feel bad because you feel that you are not pleasing everyone. To try to do that is just not practicable.

For those people that do not know the tunes or find it hard to keep up in a session, I would say that it is a learning process which needs some working on - it doesn't just happen by magic.

(a) Learn more tunes. There are any number of good resources of popular session tunes in recordings, Youtubes, written music, ABCs etc. including the splendid selection readily available from Lester of this forum (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.com/p/tune-index.html).

(b) Choose your sessions wisely. At a festival such as Whitby, there are several sessions devoted to 'Well known tunes at a steady pace' run by Bob Ellis, and at least another one or two run by May Cheadle for people who find normal sessions a bit scary and hard to join in with.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: pete /acorn on August 24, 2019, 07:44:46 PM
Quick thank you to all who came to my stall at Whitby good seeing everyone again and thanks to all who made purchases

Also a special thanks to who ever gave me a stonking cold which I still haven't manage to get rid of.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Winston Smith on August 24, 2019, 08:26:14 PM
I would write exactly the same words as Sir John in response to Anahata's post.

Not normally being a session attendee, I didn't really know what to expect. Mind you, I wouldn't expect anyone leading a session to make exceptions to suit my ability or tastes. Even at Bob's slow and steady, I had only come across about half of the tunes before. As Steve says, "no need to feel bad because you feel that you are not pleasing everyone. To try to do that is just not practicable."

As for learning new tunes; unless a new tune catches my fancy, I wouldn't be interested in bothering to learn it. (It would be rather like me learning to cook with garlic, but because I don't like garlic, I'd never eat my cooking!) My personal inadequacies didn't spoil what was a great week!

Were you at that session, Steve? I didn't see you, or I would have tried to say "Hello" at least.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Frank Lee on August 24, 2019, 08:35:09 PM
Many thanks to the Melnetters (all two of you!) who made it to the ‘extra-festival’ Tuneswap session at my rented house.  Apologies to Steve for the mixup about the phone number, otherwise we might have had a third,  -  hope I get it right next year!  We had 4 melodeons,  4 fiddles, a harmonica, an Anglo concertina, a whistle and a recorder.   Although the primary purpose of the event is to listen, more than to join-in, the joining-in was divine, and some very lovely tunes were played!   
Hope you found the workshop useful Hugh. 
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Anahata on August 24, 2019, 08:52:44 PM
I wouldn't expect anyone leading a session to make exceptions to suit my ability or tastes.

Most of the time I was just letting anyone jump in with a tune they wanted to play. That doesn't work fopr eveyone, but I did also offer to help with any tune that someone wanted to play but didn't have the confidence to start themselves, and that happened once with a mandolin player who was struggling with Stoney Steps. (That's not a tune I'd try on most sessions, unless someone asked for it)

Were you at that session, Steve? I didn't see you, or I would have tried to say "Hello" at least.

I'm not surprised - Steve was sitting right in front of me and you were at the back!
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Steve_freereeder on August 24, 2019, 09:08:28 PM
Also a special thanks to who ever gave me a stonking cold which I still haven't manage to get rid of.
... and which I've now got. Argh!
sniffle, blurgh, croak.  :'(
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: pete /acorn on August 24, 2019, 09:29:34 PM
Also a special thanks to who ever gave me a stonking cold which I still haven't manage to get rid of.
... and which I've now got. Argh!
sniffle, blurgh, croak.  :'(
Sorry !!
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on August 25, 2019, 02:38:53 AM
See, he does give things away for nothing  >:E

SJ
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Steve_freereeder on August 25, 2019, 06:10:58 AM
Just back home! Living half an hour away from Whitby has its advantages. Thanks to everyone for all the sessions, too many to really pick out any in particular but Elsinore continues as the reliable core session pub! Euro sessions very well supported - who were the couple from the USA? They played very well.
Nice to meet you again, Richard and hear your great playing.  (:)
The American couple danced very well too. I managed to get to a few of the Euro sessions which were great, and a nice chance to play my C clarinet. I love the format with all the musicians in a circle around the dance floor, which was often used by some very expert dancers. It is a real joy for me to play for that sort of dancing especially when the same tune - bourees, scottishes, etc., is played many times and one enters an almost hypnotic trance.  Thanks for organising it all, Bob!
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Bob Ellis on August 25, 2019, 10:27:41 AM
Who were the couple from the USA? They played very well.

There were two couples from the USA. Ron (gurdy and concertina) and Barbara (fiddle) are friends of mine from Falmouth, Massachusetts, who have a holiday home in the Yorkshire Dales. The other couple are from California; he plays bagpipes, she plays piano accordion and they also danced occasionally. Both couples brought some different tunes and some high-standard playing to the Euro-sessions and both couples enjoyed the sessions enough to want to return to Whitby in the in the future.

Thanks, Tufty, for the great contributions of you and your family to the sessions. I'm busy learning Meatballs, Whiskey and Beer (a great tune) from the video I made of your playing.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Julian S on August 25, 2019, 10:48:09 AM
Wonder if it's too early to look for accommodation in Whitby for next years folk week - all the comments make me want to go back to a favourite place of mine. (But definitely no camping !)
Euro sessions sound to have been particularly good. I must introduce 'Meatballs' to the locals here in Shrews...there have been some really good English sessions at the festival so far but no Euro yet sadly (but bal tomorrow with Trio Loubelya  (:))

Julian
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Theo on August 25, 2019, 10:54:07 AM
Wonder if it's too early to look for accommodation in Whitby for next years folk week -

Definitely not!  Possibly too late in fact.   Many people will have booked next year before leaving this year.
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: pbsalt on August 25, 2019, 11:06:55 AM
My B & B is already fully booked for next year ,
Thanks to all I met in the sessions , pubs and concerts  .. going back to sleep now
Paul B 
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Steve_freereeder on August 25, 2019, 01:25:32 PM
Wonder if it's too early to look for accommodation in Whitby for next years folk week -

Definitely not!  Possibly too late in fact.   Many people will have booked next year before leaving this year.

I've managed to book in early September before now, but as Theo hints, get booked now before it's too late. I booked my cottage for 2020 at the beginning of August this year!
Title: Whitby
Post by: Daz Barry on August 25, 2019, 04:41:51 PM
Hello thanks Annc.had a smashing time this week found all the Venues great sessions and Morris dancing special thanks to bob Ellis will be there next year.Daz😎
Title: Events
Post by: Daz Barry on August 25, 2019, 05:12:10 PM
Hello had a fantastic time in Whitby great sessions and Morris dancing special thanks to bob Ellis for his advice looking forward to next year.hope I'm on the right page.Daz😎
Title: Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
Post by: Hugh Taylor on August 26, 2019, 05:22:10 PM
Many thanks to the Melnetters (all two of you!) who made it to the ‘extra-festival’ Tuneswap session at my rented house.  Apologies to Steve for the mixup about the phone number, otherwise we might have had a third,  -  hope I get it right next year!  We had 4 melodeons,  4 fiddles, a harmonica, an Anglo concertina, a whistle and a recorder.   Although the primary purpose of the event is to listen, more than to join-in, the joining-in was divine, and some very lovely tunes were played!   
Hope you found the workshop useful Hugh. 


Many thanks to you Frank for organising both sessions. The workshop was good as I really need to work on my left hand, and think about what I'm playing with it, and how, so its always good to have some constructive help.
The Tune Swap sessions have always been good for me, with some great new tunes and some excellent playing to aspire to. If I organise another at Sidmouth, similar to the one I did in the Rugby Club with Bob's help, then I'll call it Tune Swap as well: definitely the best title.