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NATIONAL EASTER MEET 16TH - 21ST APRIL 2014 ORGANISED BY THE MIDLAND AREA
NEXT YEAR IT WILL BE HELD IN SAWSTON, CAMBRIDGESHIRE ORGANISED BY HOME COUNTIES AREA

The photos below were taken at the Easter Meet

Easter Team
Mick Jones took this photo of some of the organisers of the very successful Easter meet
Jeff Calling
Jeff Hoyle from North West Area called for dancing each morning
Raffle prizes
Dozens of raffle prizes - the money raised went to charity
Canal Painting 
Various craft workshops were held - this is canal painting
 Skiffle
Skiffle sessions were held each morning
Recorders 
Home Counties playing the Recorder at the Variety Show
 Showcase Band
The band playing at the Showcase evening

FOLK GROUP EASTER MEET AT UTTOXETER RACECOURSE - 29TH MARCH TO 3RD APRIL 2013

Different events are organised at an Easter Meet, including dancing, singing, music and crafts

Over 70 photos taken at Easter plus other Events can be viewed on the Folk Group Flickr Page with a slide show http://www.flickr.com/photos/87400270@N07/

Some great videos here on You Tube taken at the Easter Meet by Mick Jones of Midland Section
Videos

View of Caravans
Kite Photo taken by Sue Storey
Concert
3 Roughs and a Smooth + Compere Linda
Canal Painting
Canal and Glass Painting
Dancing Fun
Lots of Dancing Events
Band Playing 
Nicole Mac calling with the band
 Melodions
Molly's Melodion Workshop Band
Skiffle 
Skiffle Time at the Showcase
 Singing with Anne
Unison in Harmony with Anne Lonsdale

50TH BIRTHDAY MEET AT UKRAINIAN CENTRE, WESTON-ON-TRENT 13-18 SEPTEMBER 2012

Birthday Cakes
Two Birthday Cakes - Photo of Bob Whitlock
Band
The Band played for dancing
Dancing
Dancing Fun
Past Chairmen
Present and past Chairmen of the Folk Group
 Cutting the Cake
Photos being taken of the birthday cake being cut
Sarah Perry Calling
Sarah Perry called for dancing
   50 photos of the Birthday Meet are on Flickr at this link http://www.flickr.com/photos/87400270@N07/

NATIONAL EASTER MEET, WETHERBY - 5- 10 APRIL 2012

The National Easter Meet is the highlight of the Folk Group year and this year was no exception with the successful meet organised by the Ridings Section at Wetherby. Events are held from 9.30 am until 10.30 am each day and members volunteer their services to teach people at the various workshops and call and play for the dances. Next year the Easter National will be held at Uttoxeter Racecourse.

Archery Workshop
Archery Workshop
Circus Skills
Circus Skills Workshop
Sword Dance Workshop
Sword Dance Workshop
Richard Perry
Richard Perry - Folk Group Chairman
Tom and Ellen Lucas 
Tom and Ellen Lucas were presented with a Certificate of Honour
 West Gallery Singing

West Gallery Singing
Dressed for Playford 
Dressed for the Playford Ball



 Playford Ball



Dancing at the Playford Ball

AUTUMN GATHER, SYKEHOUSE, 22-26 SEPTEMBER 2011

Every year one of the Folk Group's Areas organises an Autumn Gather and Members' Meeting and this year it was the turn of the Ridings Area to organise it. This was held at Sykehouse Village Hall and on Thursday evening there was a get together and sing-a-round and on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings we had dancing and also some 'spots'. Some people took advantage of catching the bus to Doncaster

Caravans at Sykehouse
It was a large flat field for camping
John Warin calling for dancing
John Warin calling for dancing
The band playing
Margaret Hoggard called with the band
Colin-Tom-Ellen
Colin Paley and Tom and Ellen Lucas have been awarded the Club's Certificate of Honour

NATIONAL EASTER MEET AT UTTOXETER RACECOURSE APRIL 2011

The Easter Meet was organised by the North West Area with lovely sunny weather, too nice really to be inside taking advantage of all the activities on offer. If you haven't been to an Easter Meet, it will be hard to imagine all the different events you can take part in. Next year the National Easter Meet will be organised by The Ridings Area and held at a school in Wetherby

Altered Art
Altered Art Workshop by Elaine Warin
Temari Balls
Temari balls Workshop by Ken Whinray
Broomstrick Crochet
Broomstick Crochet workshop by Marlene Findlay
Lace
Bobbin Lace Workshop by Sylvia Bell & Jennie Webster
 Mecanno
Meccano Workshop by David Puttock
 Patchwork Pictures
Patchwork Pictures Workshop by Helen Tyrrell
Dancing 
Dancing Fun
 Raffle Prizes
100 raffle prizes collect by Janet Barton
 Hot Cross Buns
550 Hot Cross Buns were buttered
 Here we go round the Mulberry Bush
Judith Veevers organised Round the Mulberry Bush
Fire Display 
Spectacular Fire Display
 Mummers
The Mummers performed at the Showcase
Skiffle 
Skifflers performed at the Showcase
 Recorders
Recorders showed their skill at the Showcase
Sword Dance 
Demonstrating Sword Dancing
 Singing

The North West ladies performed a song at the concert from the Sound of Music but with humorous words relating to age
Hot Air Balloon 
Hot Air Balloon
Caravan view at Uttoxeter
Taken by Sue Storey from a kite - look at lefthand side of photo

NATIONAL EASTER MEET AT SAWSTON, CAMBRIDGESHIRE APRIL 2010

The Easter Meet was organised by the South West Area and Wessex Area. Although there had been a lot of rain before Easter, the field was in a good state and it turned out to be nice and sunny. The activities at an Easter Meet are too numerous to mention with various types of craft, dance and music with organised activities for children. Next year we will be back at Uttoxeter Race Course which will be organised by the North West Area

Caravans
Nice flat field for camping
Children on Parade
The children paraded round at the Showcase
Judith's Dance
Judith called some challenging dances
Morris Dance Display
Morris Dance Display
Clog 
Clog Display
 Ukuleles
Ukuleles were popular
Skiffle 
Bob, Noel and Steve ran skiffle sessions
 Skiffle at the Showcase
Lots of people for skiffle at the Showcase
Canal Painting 
Canal Painting
 Encoustic Art
Encoustic Art
Manx Patchwork 
Manx Patchwork
 Papercraft
Papercraft
Wind Instruments 
Wind Instruments at the Showcase
 Music Hall Band


Music Hall Band

NATIONAL EASTER MEET AT UTTOXETER RACECOURSE APRIL 2009

It was the turn of North Central Area to organise the National Easter Meet which was held at Uttoxeter Racecourse. The various rooms on site were used for the different activities and there were no worries about units getting stuck on site as there were a lot of hard tracks around

Just a few of the 321
Just a few of the 321 units
See it was sunny
See it was sunny!
Some workshop this
Some Workshop this
Keep up the home front
Keep up the Home Front
Music for Bodhran
Music for Bodhran
Scottish Dance
Scottish Dance - any leg will do
NW Morris
North West Morris
The Bands can get large
The bands can get large
The Mad Hatters Band
The Mad Hatters Band
Who said we can't run
Who said we can't run
PAT testing
PAT Testing
Sugar Paste Flowers
Sugar Paste Flowers-one of many craft workshops
Ready for Tea
Ready for Tea
Mummers
Mummers Live
From one Scot to another
From one Scot to another
Better in Pink
He always looks better in pink

NATIONAL FEAST OF LANTERNS, PICKERING - 28-31 AUGUST 2008

GUESS WHO WON THE MARDI GRAS AGAIN

Getting Ready for Mardi Gras
Getting ready for the Mardi Gras
NFOL
Setting off
NFOL
Leading the way
NFOL
The choir
NFOL
Last but not least in the procession
NFOL
The Champions
NFOL
Admirng the Trophy
NFOL
Tom Lucas - Vice Chairman of the Folk Group

NATIONAL EASTER MEET AT THIRSK 2008

Each year a different area of the Folk Group organise a National Meet and in 2008 it was the turn of The Ridings Area and was held at Thirsk. Local Areas have similar activities throughout the year, but not on the same scale as the Easter Meet

Playing in the Snow
Playing in the Snow
Caravans in Snow
Caravans in the Snow
Maypole Dancing
Maypole Dancing
Skiffle Session
Skiffle Session at the Showcase
Canal Painting
Canal Painting Workshop
Puppet Workshop for Children
Puppet Workshop
Scrapbooking workshop
Elaine Warin did scrapbooking workshops
Tai Chi with Barry Lonsdale
Barry Lonsdale/Jean Oldroyd at a Tai Chi Session
Dance Workshop
There were a lot of different dance workshops
Easter Handbell Workshop
Handbell Ringing Workshop
Easter Contra Music
Playing for Contra Dancing
Easter West Gallery Singing
West Gallery Singing Workshop
Easter West Gallery Singing
Gordon Corrick leading the West Gallery Singing
Easter-Sugarcraft
Sugarcraft Workshop

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