Tuesday

HALLO!!

We are planning to start on Saturday 5 June 2021 with PETE MORTON!!!!

Scroll down to the second section of this blog to find the list of concerts and being-arranged-concerts....

I am going to finish rewriting this blog tomorrow....
posted by Marianne on Tuesday 2 March 2021.

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A VERY SPECIAL THANK-YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO THROUGH THEIR TIME AND EFFORT FREELY GIVEN, MAKE LIVE MUSIC HAPPEN, particularly Brian Burkitt and the Nettleham Village Hall committee.

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I am keeping the notices about current Covid regulations in place....until we know anything different.  See Covid Secure below.
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CONCERT VENUE NETTLEHAM VILLAGE HALL

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Doors open 6.30pm.  We are currently finishing before 10.00pm.  Concert starts at 7.00pm

For your Sat Nav: the address is
Nettleham Village Hall Brookfield Avenue Nettleham LN2 2SS

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PLEASE, PLEASE READ THIS...IT DOES AFFECT YOU

now for the exciting bit for you to read through!!...yes, really.  Unfortunately you can't just roll up as you usually do.  Things are a bit different and initially as you come into the hall, it will look a bit different to you too, a bit empty for a start....all that and we can't sing (replacing that with humming behind our masks)....but it's still great to sit and hear and enjoy live music with other people.
'Virtual' just isn't the same!!!  Well, that is what our last audience thought.

There is no raffle either (but we are working on that one!). πŸ“¦πŸ“¦πŸ“¦πŸ“¦πŸ“¦

COVID SECURE or keeping you safe......

Working with Nettleham Village Hall committee and the national governing body for village halls ACRE and to comply with current government regulations:

COVID SECURE

1.  The body count (!) is a maximum of forty-eight (counting us, the sound man, the artist(s)......so audience size can obviously slightly vary as a result.)

2.  TICKET price is £12.  Please have correct cash/cheque (payable to Lincoln Festival) ready in a sealed envelope to hand in before the concert to Marianne/Andy at the door.

3.  A steward will be waiting outside the hall to direct you to an entrance.

4.  There will be four exits.

5.  SOCIAL DISTANCING will be maintained
by showing you to your designated seat. 
You will sit in spaced rows, socially distanced, either singly or with one other person in your household or in your bubble.  
Andy says this socially distanced seating makes the hall look like an examination hall, so initially that is a little bit off putting.....particularly because paired seating is at a TABLE. 

6.  There is NO BAR.  Please bring your own refreshments.🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷.  Paired seating has tables.


 7. MASKS must be worn while entering the hall and when moving around in the hall AND when you are seated during the performance, and you will be reminded to use hand gel as you enter the building.

.....and because we are all wearing masks as you come in we can't greet you with a smile...but it's in our eyes and we are right pleased to see you!

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BUYING TICKETS 🎴🎴🎴🎴🎴🎴

Obviously with  a maximum of forty people allowed, don't hang around....although we do keep a waiting list and we inevitably get a few last minute cancellations, which with this sized audience we are particularly anxious to fill, so we will take pains to contact you if you do end up on the waiting list.

Likewise if you find you can't come after ordering a ticket please let us know asap.

ALL tickets must be booked in advance by phoning Andy Watkins on 01522 535770 or emailing on watkins.folk@gmail.com. 

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WE HAVE NO CARD FACILITIES. You give us the exact ticket money (or a cheque made out to 'Lincoln Festival') in an envelope on the concert night.

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We will need your telephone number/email for track and trace, BEFORE the concert, so we will ask you for this information when you contact Andy to book a ticket.

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 We continue to have to respond to the current situation by negotiating with artists re concert dates.  All are most anxious to continue with our performance schedule.  We will update any date changes as they occur.
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WHAT IS COMING NEXT?
πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Some fantastic acts...yet again.  Old ones you love, and new ones we think you will love.

Remember we never book artists unless we have seen them perform.

But please if you see an act you enjoy, let us know.  We aim to please and we want to sell our concerts.
and we can't get everywhere.

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What was your favourite Nettlehamlive act this year?  Who would you like to see come back?   LET US KNOW.

And your favourite act from anywhere this year?
YES, WE WANT TO HEAR ABOUT IT.


So scroll down to the next section to see what we have in store for you......PHIL BEER,  CHRIS & KELLIE WHILE, CHRIS SHERBURN.....
hope you are feeling excited already....
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Sunday

                        CONCERTS

here we go...

Programme commences on Saturday 5 June 2021.
Support artists will be added later.


ALL TICKETS ARE £12 (unless stated otherwise)

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Saturday 5 June 2021
PETE MORTON


Saturday 26 June 2021
CHRIS AND KELLY WHILE



Saturday 17 July 2021
ARTIST TO BE CONFIRMED



Saturday 14 August 2021
ARTIST TO BE CONFIRMED



CLOSED until:



Saturday 11 September 2021
SHACKLETON TRIO


FRIDAY 24 September 2021
PHIL BEER
ticket price £13

Concerts in October and November 2021 under negotiation re artists.  Venue is available and we are looking to re-book Brooke Williams and Sherburn Bartley and Sanders.


December 2021 - week after Christmas
JEZ LOWE
final date being negotiated 

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 WHY WE BOOKED THESE ARTISTS...

...we are looking for quality of musicianship and empathy with the audience….however much we love some artists, we have to believe our audience will too or else we know we can't sell them…

…we believe in giving a varied programme of content and artists, mainly showcasing folk music but interspersing that with some blues and roots.  Our programme reflects a balance between returning artists at audience requests and new artists that have not previously performed at Nettleham (or Faldingworth) and artists we don't necessarily like but you obviously do and have a high standard of musicianship!







OUR SUPPORT ARTISTS:

I thought it was time we said a bit more about them.  Usually from Lincolnshire we are very proud of them and grateful that they support us in the way they do.

I am going to start with:

Pete and Helen Wray
...who some people are beginning to say are worthy of a main artist slot...

HOMITY....who just get better and better with every performance...and they started out good!

...so that is the start and more to follow!

COMPERE
is now Sue Dewsbury (though very grateful to Tom Lane and Alan Ritson for filling in for us when we can't have a Sue).

She makes the evening go with a swing with her wit and repartee...and appreciation of the artists.

SOUND
is Pete Wray, who is a perfectionist, thank goodness.