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« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2019, 12:37:04 PM »



Have finally booked...what a great line-up.
I've never been before and was wondering if you have any advice/tips and do's and don'ts for a first-timer?
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Be relaxed about the queues, enjoy the friendly company, don't feel you have to stay though whole gigs if another one is starting in an alternative venue.


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« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2019, 01:43:31 PM »

In addition to what Andy has said, wear layers as the temperatures in the venues tend to vary between freezing and stifling.
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« Reply #22 on: November 22, 2019, 01:53:06 PM »


In addition to what Andy has said, wear layers as the temperatures in the venues tend to vary between freezing and stifling.

Cheers Bill. This is the sort of thing I need to know  Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: November 23, 2019, 03:39:42 PM »

Here you go ... the schedule

https://www.bigweekends.com/s/SK-ENTS-GUIDE-29th-Nov.pdf
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« Reply #24 on: November 23, 2019, 04:21:05 PM »



Very useful. Cheers blagden.
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« Reply #25 on: November 30, 2019, 03:49:10 PM »

Reg Meuross and Cara Dillon were brill last night but Merry Hell were exception.
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« Reply #26 on: December 01, 2019, 04:19:22 PM »

They were indeed brill. Didnít get to see Merry Hell - had decent seats so stayed for Skerryvore and we were not disappointed. They were on fine form.

Saturday night was even better. Martyn Joseph stormed it as always and then a great set from Eddi Reader supported by Boo Hewerdine. Lovely to hear Patience of Angels again with Boo on lead, and a wonderful Moon River with very funny reminiscences of family parties in Glasgow. Red Hot Chili Pipers were a bit disappointing given that I have enjoyed them before. Came across a bit contrived and became an unsubtle barrage of noise. Maybe itís just that they are better suited to outdoors.

Tradarr just played a great set and with Steeleye, Bob Fox/Billy Mitchell to come this evening, it has once more been a great weekend.
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« Reply #27 on: December 01, 2019, 06:06:54 PM »

Tom Robinson and Martyn Joseph last night both class, Red Hot Chilli Pipers a band fronted by three bagpipe players playing soul and disco was as horrific as it sounds.
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« Reply #28 on: December 01, 2019, 07:31:55 PM »

With the Chilli Pipers on one stage and Peatbogs on the other, there was no escape from bagpipes!
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« Reply #29 on: December 02, 2019, 12:40:37 AM »

Given the huge queue for Steeleye, we didnít bother and went to the other venue. Slim Chance were endearingly sloppy but even the presence of more bagpipes didnít stop Skipinnish from being one of the highlights of the weekend. A brilliant end to a great three days
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« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2019, 01:13:51 AM »


With the Chilli Pipers on one stage and Peatbogs on the other, there was no escape from bagpipes!


Yes there was.......I left!! (Iíd had a horrible headache all morning and afternoon, so bagpipes werenít an option!)
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« Reply #31 on: December 02, 2019, 04:02:38 PM »

Yesterday, Pitmen Poets and Bob & Billy seperately a total joy. Steeleye came through after a stuttering start. Peter Donegan had a famous father, was on a reality show something he mentioned a lot - he seemed a nice bloke but not who should be headlining the final night of a folk festival with his dull lightweight pop ditties.  Huh
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« Reply #32 on: December 02, 2019, 07:29:24 PM »

TRADarrr continue to improve, whilst Marion's rendition of ďMy Lagan LoveĒ (with great backing vocals from Gemma & Mike) was truly memorable.

Steeleye were great, we enjoyed Charlie Dore, Tom Robinson and Banter too. The Trials of Cato were lively and bright.

Three bands with bagpipes on successive nights was a tad excessive, perhaps. We enjoyed Skerryvore on Friday night until out 6.5 hour journey from SW Wales took its toll.


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