From: Bottleneck Blues [john_at_bottleneckblues_dot_com]
Sent: 28 June 2006 08:15
Subject: FW: Final reminder Crawley Festival 06
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From: Bottleneck Blues [mailto:john_at_bottleneckblues_dot_com]
Sent: 28 June 2006 08:14
Subject: FW: Final reminder Crawley Festival 06

Cracking gig last night ~ lovely to see Tom Doughty & Martin Harley again & not a bad turnout for a Tues considering we were up against Wimbledon & the footy.
I've had a few Maidstone members "complain" about not having a gig in July......Oh all right, I give in, I've capitulated & WILL be doing just one more gig before we close for the 14th July sees us hosting a bit of a jam actually....DAVE SUTHERLAND has kindly offered to perform for us but this time with a bunch of the superb London musos he works with.....I've seen this line-up, it's special & I certainly hope we can get Martin Brown along, he's a wonderful guitarist.  This will NOT be a straight blues night but a night of eclectic music, a little Celtic, some Mountain/Country/Americana (call it what you will) with some blues thrown in for good measure.........ONLY £8:00........& Ciaran assures me the kitchen will be finished & open on the no more poisonous Thai food....sorry to the unfortunates who were subjected to that!!!  So ~ Zaffa's, Maidstone, Friday 14th'm going!
Attached is the schedule for the very excellent Crawley Folk Festival run & organised in part by the exceptionally omnipotent Tony Molloy of Crawley Blues Club.......there's a whole mix of stuff on, not just blues & not just music so it's well worth a visit....only takes about 45mins to drive there (well it does when I'm behind the wheel!!)...I'm going on Saturday as I want to catch Sam Kelly's Station House & The David Migden Band (yes it's the whole band, not the duo) ~ amongst others ~ so hope to bump into you.
Toodle Pip,
PS....A quick "Thank You" to Alan Kyle for his continued help in rigging the Roffen gig & to Terry Fergusson for his help in getting all the b!**#y stuff down the stairs at the end.....couldn't do it without your help guys.....must be my shout next time?
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From: Tony Molloy [mailto:crawleyblues_at_yahoo_dot_co_dot_uk]
Sent: 26 June 2006 12:56
Subject: Final reminder Crawley Festival 06

Hi All
Less than a week to go for the 15th Crawley Folk Festival please find attached full listing from the website, pass it onto your friends and family.
PS 15th July 'Blues under the sky' Aynsley Lister solo/band plus Martin Harley 6pm in the marquee at the Hawth, 01293 553636 box office.
Crawley Folk Festival
Folk Music

Friday 30 - Sunday 2 July 2006

Folk, roots and acoustic music from Britain, Ireland and North America.
Everything from traditional airs to thrilling dance music, blues, country and Cajun at Crawley’s annual festival.
Plus music, crafts, music, clothing and food stalls, real ale tent, a dance stage and free workshops.
Fri 30 June 7.45pm - Studio
Craig; Morgan; Robson
Tales Of Otherness

Moira Craig, Sarah Morgan and Carolyn Robson, recently described as harmony singers ‘made in heaven’, present folk ballads, songs and stories exploring the twilight world of deception, masquerade, transformation and enchantment. Witch-hares, wer-foxes, swan maidens, dragon ladies, female pirates and more appear in a magical, evening of words and music.

Tickets: £10 (discounts £8.50).
There will be an hour break in the performance during which masked Sussex dance team Mythago will perform in the Amphitheatre (admission free to all). Mythago perform at 9pm.
Fri 30 June 7.30pm - Marquee
Blues Night

Guy Tortora Band

Californian Guy Tortora is a songwriter, vocalist and guitar player of fine and subtle ability who combines the varied elements of American music - Jazz, Folk, Blues and Country.
Tonight he plays a solo set before being joined by his band of UK musicians.
made you think Ry Cooder had just entered the building’ Blues & Rhythm
Tickets: £10 (discounts £8.50).
Fri 30 June 9pm - Theatre
Glastonbury (15)

Julien Temple’s look back at 35 years of Glastonbury invites you to submerge yourself in the spirit, characters and music of the most popular music and arts festival in the world.
Tickets: £5 (discounts £4).
Fri 30 June 11pm – 1am
Late Night Acoustic Session
Saturday Daytime - Theatre
Craig; Morgan; Robson beguiling a-capella harmonies
Kirsty McGee & Mat Martin 'wonderful' (Bob Harris) singer songwriter with mandolin virtuoso
Touchstone celebrating 15 consecutive Festival appearances!
Saturday Evening - Theatre
John Crampton
foot stompin’ blues - ‘stunning blues voice’ Blues In Britain
Giles Hedley & The Aviators funky, danceable roots-blues trio steeped in early Chicago blues
Dave Kelly & Christine Collister rootsy r&b with a touch of hillbilly and country
Saturday 12.30pm – 8.30pm - Foyer
Vicki Swan & Johnny Dyer haunting Scottish Smallpipes and driving guitar duo
Laura Hewison cellist and singer making a name for herself on the Festival circuit
Mike Fenton & Mike Preston songs from the southern Appalachians
Kimber’s Men sea shanties and traditional song

Wizz & Simeon Jones the legendary bluesman with his son on sax, flute and harmonica.

Brogue top local Irish band
Sat 1 July 11pm – 1am Spotlight
Late Night Acoustic Session
With Special Guest surreal rebel poet and songwriter Attila The Stockbroker
Saturday Daytime - Marquee
Station House Blues-Soul fusion featuring the vocals of Root Jackson and 1999’s Blues Drummer of the Year, Sam Kelly

Luke Daniels and Jonathan Preiss with young performers from the Berkshire Traditional Music Academy

Midgen & Gibson American vocal powerhouse with bluesy, soulful and folksy covers

Van Eykenone of Britain's great young hopes’ The Times
Saturday Evening - Marquee
Zyderhythmics white hot zydeco to get you up dancing with a dance workshop to show you how!
Saturday Daytime - Studio
Tom Doughty stunning lap slide guitarist
Giles Hedley & Sam Kelly Giles and drummer Sam from the Aviators return as a duo for more funky blues
Saturday Evening - Studio
Dave Rovics the last American Protest Singer
Chumbawamba Acoustic powerful and beautiful four-part unaccompanied harmonies
Saturday Late Night - Studio
Late Night Ceilidh with Thingumajig
Saturday Daytime - Amphitheatre
Hobgoblin Records present a selection of its artists including Lee Westwood, Rocas, Blackthorn and Candela.
Sunday Daytime - Theatre
Harriet Bartlett 'hugely talented' (Andy Kershaw) young accordionist
Rachel Unthank & The Winterset contemporary and passionate traditional music and winner of Mojo Folk Album of the Year
Eleanor McEvoy acclaimed and much-covered Irish singer/songwriter
Flook one of the great Festival bands English/Irish four piece
Sunday 12.30pm – 5pm Foyer
Sutura Harpist Vicki Burke’s intriguing new trio
Creole Spirit traditional old time sounds of the Louisiana swamps
Claude Bourbon mesmerising guitarist gels blues with classical, jazz and more
Sunday Daytime - Marquee
Wes Westons Bluesonics 1950’s Chicago-style blues

Michéle Welborn eclectic music and song
Whapweasel BBC Radio 2 Best Dance Band Award ‘the best I’ve heard in a decade’ fRoots

Riff Raff top local r’n’b band featuring Crawley’s Jim Pitts
Sunday Daytime - Studio
passionate blues trio
Sunday - Amphitheatre
Longman Records present a number acts from the label including Nick, Dick & Tom, The Big Stone, Phil Jewson, members of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Richard Durrant, and Ungagged.
Festival Folk Club – a two hour session on Saturday and Sunday featuring local artists and a Singaround. Hosted by Joan Gifford.
Free workshops
Music and Dance Workshops to be confirmed
Dance Stage
All weekend featuring the best in local and regional Morris teams and traditional dancing
Shooting Roots _at_ Crawley Folk Festival – Shooting Roots offer a full weekend of music, dance, song and theatre opportunities for young people from 12 to 25, with free Festival access to all participants.

Saturday and Sunday Daytime (12.30pm – 6.30pm) and Friday and Saturday Evening (7pm – 1am) Passes are £10 each (discounts: £8.50).
Saturday All Day Ticket: £15 (discounts: £12.50).
Weekend Festival Ticket: £30 (discounts: £25).
Ticket or Passes gives access to all concerts, events and workshops during the stated period (subject to space availability).
Accompanied Children under 12 free (available on arrival only).
Young People 12-25 - Shooting Roots
Shooting Roots, part of the Folk Arts England network, are providing workshops and activities for young people on Saturday & Sunday. Sign up on the day and you’ll not only be guaranteed a great time but also get a free pass for the rest of that day’s shows and events.
Free Events You don’t need a ticket to get onto the Festival site and once on-site you can access all the stalls, Real Ale marquee, other bars and catering facilities. In addition, you can watch the dancers on the Dance Stage and listen to the artists on the Foyer Stage. Access to all the workshops is also free, subject to space availability – some of the rooms are quite small!
Ticketed Events Buying a ticket gives you access, subject to capacities, to four other performance spaces in addition to the free Dance and Foyer Stages and workshops.
Tickets will be exchanged for the appropriate coloured wristband on first entry to a ticketed area.
Tickets are sold to cover a period of time at the Festival rather than an individual performance or performer. If you want to know when a particular artist is playing then check on the timetable on the day, after the end of May, buy a Festival Programme.
Venue Capacities All venues used for the Festival are subject to Licensed Capacities. We are not able to allow entry once these limits are reached regardless of whether or not you have a valid ticket.
Workshops We have substantially increased the number and range of workshop activities at this years Festival. Full details will be included in the Festival Programme.
Please note that numbers at some workshops maybe limited by the size of the room or at the discretion of the workshop leader
Parking Free parking is available on site and there is also a limited amount of free parking nearby.
There are lots of Pay & Display car parks in Crawley town centre which is about a 15 minute walk away.
Bars & Food The Theatre bars will be open to 12.30am on Friday & Saturday night and 10.30pm on Sunday. The Real Ale Marquee will operate from 1200 noon to 10.30pm on Saturday and 8.00pm on Sunday.
A hot/cold food service will be available from early till late either at the outside food stalls or from the Arts Café inside the building.
We’ve introduced a charge for camping at the Festival for the very first time. The charge is £10.00 per unit (a unit being one tent, caravan or mobile home) for the period you occupy a space on site – whether that be for one night or the maximum three nights. The charge will go towards the costs of the additional toilet & shower facilities we are having temporarily installed in the rear car park area. These facilities will be available 24 hours a day whilst the indoor showers will again only be open overnight.
Call 01293 552941 for a list of local accommodation or log on to
The Hawth has free on-site parking. The Hawth is a 15 minute walk from both Crawley and Three Bridges rail stations. Both stations have taxi ranks immediately outside their doors.

Tony 'Wheelman' Molloy 01293 881384
Crawley Festival 30th June to 2nd July 01293 553636
Blues under the Sky Sat 15th July Aynsley Lister
1st Crawley Blues Festival Sat 18th Nov _at_ Hawth