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« Reply #340 on: April 03, 2020, 07:22:30 PM »



 

Folk by the Oak still holding their nerve. https://www.folkbytheoak.com/festival-info/coronavirus-info/



Bold or reckless?  I wonder.  Personally, I've not seen one thing that makes me believe that a large gathering of people will be possible in the UK in July.


Personally I can’t see it happening, especially as the headliner is 69 year old Seasick Steve supported by a 71 year old Richard Thompson. There is also the matter of getting them here from the US.
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« Reply #341 on: April 05, 2020, 10:33:29 PM »




 

Folk by the Oak still holding their nerve. https://www.folkbytheoak.com/festival-info/coronavirus-info/



Bold or reckless?  I wonder.  Personally, I've not seen one thing that makes me believe that a large gathering of people will be possible in the UK in July.


Personally I can’t see it happening, especially as the headliner is 69 year old Seasick Steve supported by a 71 year old Richard Thompson. There is also the matter of getting them here from the US.


Steve lives in Sussex.
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« Reply #342 on: April 05, 2020, 10:39:43 PM »

Ol' Stevie Wold, né  Disco Stevie Leach? Does that old fraud still get booked? Why?
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« Reply #343 on: April 06, 2020, 12:12:58 PM »

 in Belgium :
We learn, via the RTBF Info site, that summer festivals could be canceled due to the coronavirus epidemic.


It is the Minister of the Interior, Pieter De Crem, who confirms that the burgomasters of the cities in which some of the biggest festivals will take place, like those of Werchter, have come together and have decided to cancel these events, but that they are still awaiting the opinion of the National Security Council before making an official decision.

Uncomfortable news to confirm in the coming days…



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« Reply #344 on: April 06, 2020, 06:57:49 PM »


Ol' Stevie Wold, né  Disco Stevie Leach? Does that old fraud still get booked? Why?


I didn’t know about this until you mentioned it, here! Crikey!
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« Reply #345 on: April 06, 2020, 10:11:16 PM »


Ol' Stevie Wold, né  Disco Stevie Leach? Does that old fraud still get booked? Why?
Because he’s entertaining and people like him?
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« Reply #346 on: April 07, 2020, 08:48:25 AM »



Ol' Stevie Wold, né  Disco Stevie Leach? Does that old fraud still get booked? Why?
Because he’s entertaining and people like him?


Quite so. I never got the fuss about his alleged fraudulent behaviour. Plenty of musicians have adopted a character to present their work. Bob Dylan has been doing it for nearly 60 years and had a notoriously invented past for at least the first decade of his career.

Old blues and jazzmen were given to making up fanciful accounts of their past to for the sake of "authenticity".

Spoiler alert. Mike Batt is not a womble.

Every single person who has taken to the stage, without exception, is putting on an act and presenting and adopting a persona, some more than others, some more obviously than others and some more ostentatiously than others.
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« Reply #347 on: April 07, 2020, 09:44:58 PM »



Spoiler alert. Mike Batt is not a womble.




Go on, spoil my childhood.  Grin I'm pretty sure Chris Spedding was though. Smiley

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« Reply #348 on: April 07, 2020, 11:21:35 PM »

Here's something I stumbled over that doesn't appear to have been mentioned previously - A "virtual" folk festival called Folks At Home:

https://accessaa.co.uk/virtual-folk-concert-folks-at-home-launches/

Lots of familiar artists in there, including Ric Sanders, Ashley Hutchings, Steeleye, and Jerry Donahue (with Doug Morter) and Fotheringay.
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« Reply #349 on: April 08, 2020, 12:08:09 AM »

Quite so. I never got the fuss about his alleged fraudulent behaviour. Plenty of musicians have adopted a character to present their work. Bob Dylan has been doing it for nearly 60 years and had a notoriously invented past for at least the first decade of his career

I get it. The people who thought they’d (re)discovered a neglected artist, who finally got their day in the sunshine. Admittedly, that fits Steve’s CV down to the bone. I wish I hadn’t heard Dave Pegg introduce him (Seasick Steve) with the anecdote that apparently he (Peggy) had tipped a couple of guilders in to his (Steve’s) cup when he’d come across him busking in Amsterdam in the seventies, but I guess that one or the other of them had either misremembered or were outright lying.
There are, as is pointed out, many, many such opportunities to be had. My own personal bugbears are The Monks, of ‘Nice Legs...’ fame. We all do what we can to make a living.
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« Reply #350 on: April 09, 2020, 10:07:00 AM »

Towersey Festival (Aug BH weekend) has been cancelled this year  Cry
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« Reply #351 on: April 09, 2020, 10:19:27 AM »

Shrewsbury has as well.
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« Reply #352 on: April 09, 2020, 11:10:02 AM »

WOMAD too
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« Reply #353 on: April 09, 2020, 11:18:52 AM »

Folk by the Oak have also cancelled
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« Reply #354 on: April 09, 2020, 11:28:01 AM »

eFestivals have a handy list of known to them cancellations and postponements at https://www.efestivals.co.uk/festivals/coronavirus2020.shtml
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« Reply #355 on: April 09, 2020, 08:21:49 PM »


Shrewsbury has as well.


On the upside our tickets will be valid for 2021  Grin
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« Reply #356 on: April 09, 2020, 09:47:55 PM »

I am actually hoping that a couple of expensive festivals will be cancelled or postponed allowing me to claim a refund, as I am trying to manage on my state pension. My advisor recommended that I stopped drawing on my personal pension as that requires shares be sold at fire sale prices, causing rapid pot depletion.
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« Reply #357 on: April 10, 2020, 09:47:12 AM »



Shrewsbury has as well.


On the upside our tickets will be valid for 2021  Grin

Same with FbtO - so that’s something to look forward to, and they have already confirmed Seasick Steve and Kate Rusby.
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« Reply #358 on: April 10, 2020, 11:12:44 AM »

I wish 'other' big festivals would get on with informing us if they plan to cancel.  It will make a lot of difference in planning my summers annual leave and days off requests, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who has this dilemma.  It must be a nightmare for stallholders trying to plan their summers as well.
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« Reply #359 on: April 11, 2020, 11:46:19 AM »

Just seen Warwick FF is cancelled
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