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Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
« Reply #160 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
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Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
« Reply #161 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.  (:)
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Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
« Reply #162 on: August 15, 2019, 06:40:39 PM »

You need panic
I may have to go miles round :(
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Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
« Reply #163 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😎
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Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
« Reply #164 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.
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Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
« Reply #165 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
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Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
« Reply #166 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😊
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Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
« Reply #167 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.
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Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
« Reply #168 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!
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Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
« Reply #169 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😎
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Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
« Reply #170 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.

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Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
« Reply #171 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!
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Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
« Reply #172 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.
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Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
« Reply #173 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!)
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Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
« Reply #174 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.

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Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
« Reply #175 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.
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Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
« Reply #176 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.

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Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
« Reply #177 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.

(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.
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Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
« Reply #178 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.
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Re: Whitby Folk Week 17th -23rd August 2019 UK
« Reply #179 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.
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