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Now Cancelled, Whitby Folk Week UK 22nd to 28th August 2020
« on: January 11, 2020, 08:53:13 PM »

 Early again to post I know but B&B's etc get booked up early, Whitby Folk Week on the delightful North Yorkshire Coast, lots of melodeon interest  :||: ;D :|||:, and if you're lucky enough to have a fortnight to spare then Saltburn FolkFestival the weekend before 13th to  16th August, just up the coast a bit, is a lovely friendly little festival well worth supporting  ;D
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Re: Whitby Folk Week UK 22nd to 28th August 2020
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2020, 08:40:00 PM »

 ;D bumped into the friend who borrowed my spare DG for Steve freereeder's beginner's workshops last year and she enjoyed them so much she's bagged a loan of the box ready for this year already 🎶 :|||: ;D   Melodeons Rule Ok 👍
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Re: Whitby Folk Week UK 22nd to 28th August 2020
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2020, 10:28:08 PM »

I shall be in attendance as usual

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Re: Whitby Folk Week UK 22nd to 28th August 2020
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2020, 07:06:42 PM »

Was just about to send off for the Whitby season ticket -  but need to check the policy on refunds.
Still inclined to stay at our nice B&B though even if the festival is cancelled.

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Re: Whitby Folk Week UK 22nd to 28th August 2020
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2020, 08:57:16 PM »

Yes I have paid a deposit at the Broadings camp site, but I really do think that Folk Week won't happen, sadly. Don't know if they do refunds
Don't wish to put the damper on things, but this thing could go on that long

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Re: Whitby Folk Week UK 22nd to 28th August 2020
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2020, 09:11:49 PM »

I hope you are wrong, John, but I don't think any of us can predict that far ahead yet.

If Whitby does go ahead, I will be running my usual Well Known Tunes at a Steady Pace sessions and another of my How to Learn Tunes by Ear workshops. There may also be a presentation based on my new book There was None of this Lazy Dancing! about the folk dances and tunes of the Yorkshire Dales, which comes out next month. However, the presentation has yet to be confirmed.

On the fringe of the festival, Chris Nash and I will be running our Euro-sessions in the George on Baxtergate every afternoon and Les Panards Dansants are intending to host Euro-sessions each evening at venues yet to be confirmed.
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Re: Whitby Folk Week UK 22nd to 28th August 2020
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2020, 10:02:05 PM »

I hope I'm wrong too Bob

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Re: Whitby Folk Week UK 22nd to 28th August 2020
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2020, 10:21:01 PM »

I’m awaiting events. Suspect that booking B&B late might (first tim3 ever) not be a problem
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Re: Whitby Folk Week UK 22nd to 28th August 2020
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2020, 10:10:47 PM »

 (:) according to the website Whitby Folk Week they've not cancelled yet so fingers crossed, but if they do, and then later restrictions are lifted and it's safe for people to travel and socialise but it's too late for the organisers to reinstate the festival this year, perhaps the "Fringe" could carry on as normal ( or as normal as the Fringe can ever be  >:E :||: :|glug :|||:)  Our friends who have bagged our spare room for the past 21 Whitby Folk Week's still hope to come to us for that week bringing their instruments  :||: (:) :|||:As long as the very necessary travel and social distancing restrictions have ended even if the festival has been cancelled.
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Re: Whitby Folk Week UK 22nd to 28th August 2020
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2020, 10:15:11 PM »

I have heard that they expect a second wave, but how soon  can't tell. I'm afraid that I for one won't be coming to Whitby this year, whatever happens. I have mild COPD, and I'm on blood thinning med's, so am very wary, and risk averse,
Sad isn't it?

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Re: Whitby Folk Week UK 22nd to 28th August 2020
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2020, 10:20:06 PM »

Far better to be safe than sorry John, there's always next year   :||: ;D :|||: You'll have to come back some time to check that I'm looking after your Preciosa properly  ;D :|||:
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Re: Whitby Folk Week UK 22nd to 28th August 2020
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2020, 10:54:00 PM »

I have heard that they expect a second wave, but how soon  can't tell. I'm afraid that I for one won't be coming to Whitby this year, whatever happens. I have mild COPD, and I'm on blood thinning med's, so am very wary, and risk averse,
Sad isn't it?

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Re: Whitby Folk Week UK 22nd to 28th August 2020
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2020, 11:21:06 PM »

"Sad isn't it?"

Yes it is, but it would be much sadder if you weren't here to enjoy next year just because you weren't careful enough this year! God bless you, oh ancient and wise one.
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Re: Whitby Folk Week UK 22nd to 28th August 2020
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2020, 07:50:57 AM »

Who can tell - but I think it highly unlikely that Whitby will be on - -  it would be a very sparse Whitby session at the social distancing spacing.

Will just have to listen to have a "Best of Previous Whitby's" by listening to my recordings of workshops and sessions over the last 20 odd years - might even catch up on some of the workshops.
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Re: Whitby Folk Week UK 22nd to 28th August 2020
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2020, 08:07:09 AM »

Who can tell - but I think it highly unlikely that Whitby will be on - -  it would be a very sparse Whitby session at the social distancing spacing.
I'm provisionally booked to be a workshop tutor again at Whitby this year but like Paul, I will be very surprised if the festival goes ahead. Even if there is an official 'OK' I would be very wary about attending a session in a crowded pub or going to a sweaty ceilidh. The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is on hold too, so I wouldn't even get to watch the steam trains from my cottage next to the railway.  :(
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Re: Whitby Folk Week UK 22nd to 28th August 2020
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2020, 01:17:27 PM »

recently  had email from organisers of Shrewsbury FF which  follows Whitby saying that they are going ahead with normal preparations.  But I  personaly have some doubts about it taking place this year

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Re: Whitby Folk Week UK 22nd to 28th August 2020
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2020, 06:40:07 PM »

I have now mentally written off Sidmouth and Whitby and am pinning my hopes on Swanage FF in September.
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Re: Whitby Folk Week UK 22nd to 28th August 2020
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2020, 09:36:09 AM »

There are police road checks on the main roads over the moors to prevent a repeat of last weekend's mad scenes, hordes of tourists descended on town as if it were Bank Holiday Monday  :-\ standing elbow to elbow in the streets and then clearing the supermarket shelves before they left ::)
 
 
Who can tell - but I think it highly unlikely that Whitby will be on - -  it would be a very sparse Whitby session at the social distancing spacing.

Will just have to listen to have a "Best of Previous Whitby's" by listening to my recordings of workshops and sessions over the last 20 odd years - might even catch up on some of the workshops.

 I think you're quite right  (:), put this year on hold and plan a cracking next year ;D :||: :M :|||: :|glug
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Re: Whitby Folk Week UK 22nd to 28th August 2020
« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2020, 09:41:02 AM »

I have now received my Whitby Folk Week contract for my workshop tuition. There is absolutley no mention of the coronavirus uncertainties whatsoever. I guess I will have to sign the contract and return it to the organisers, but there does seem to be an element of denial on their behalf. I am very wary about committing myself to spending several days in busy venues. I also have misgivings about staying in the town and risking the displeasure of the local residents by potentially spreading infection and competing for their food resources in the local shops.

I know it's a far bigger event, but the Edinburgh Festival scheduled for the first three weeks of August has been cancelled, but Whitby and Sidmouth still seem to be going ahead regardless. Similarly with Whitby Regatta. I can't help but feel that optimism is one thing but foolishness is quite another.

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Re: Whitby Folk Week UK 22nd to 28th August 2020
« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2020, 10:02:32 AM »

I have now received my Whitby Folk Week contract for my workshop tuition. There is absolutley no mention of the coronavirus uncertainties whatsoever. I guess I will have to sign the contract and return it to the organisers, but there does seem to be an element of denial on their behalf. I am very wary about committing myself to spending several days in busy venues. I also have misgivings about staying in the town and risking the displeasure of the local residents by potentially spreading infection and competing for their food resources in the local shops.

I know it's a far bigger event, but the Edinburgh Festival scheduled for the first three weeks of August has been cancelled, but Whitby and Sidmouth still seem to be going ahead regardless. Similarly with Whitby Regatta. I can't help but feel that optimism is one thing but foolishness is quite another.

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I'm not involved in any way, Steve, and wouldn't have been coming anyway, but in your position I'd feel exactly the same.  Hard choice for you to make, but the organisers have made it that way.   Personally I'd cancel if I were in charge, particularly as the UK infection & mortality figures seem to be on the rise.

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