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Manchester - Hathersage Folk Train
Train departs Manchester Piccadilly at 1145 calling at all stations from Reddish North to Hathersage. The band plays at the Little John Hotel, Hathersage. Return on the 1432 train from Hathersage, calling at all the same stations, except Strines, arriving at Manchester Piccadilly at 1532.
Saturday 11 April 2009 with the Rainy City Bluegrass Band
Saturday 2 May 2009 with The Duffers
Saturday 23 May 2009 community rail month event with Dom Colins
Saturday 6 June 2009 with Blue Heart
Saturday 20 June 2009 with Nelson Peach
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History Of Folk Music
No Folktrain to Nashville
Train to Nashville? You can't get there from here.
Unfortunately and ironically, you can't take a passenger train to Nashville, home of more train songs than just about anywhere else.
To address our Nation's preposterous transportation policy, in which all other modes of transportatyion are heavily subsidized yet Amtrak alone is expected to be "profitable," please consider joining the National Association of Railroad Passengers (http://www.narprail.org).
Instead of the FolkTrain, we'll be concentrating our efforts on ROOTS ON THE RAILS - The Transcontinental Roots Music Festival March 10-14. visit www.rootsontherails.com for details
Amtrak does offer "service" to Nashville, in the form of buses that connect to its trains from two directions - Atlanta and Jefforsonville, KY (Louisville).
From the Northeast:
Amtrak train #19(south)/20(north), The Crescent
returning, lv. Nashville 10 am, arrive Atlanta 5:00 pm,
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From the Midwest:
Amtrak train #850(south)/851(north), The Kentucky Cardinal
returning, lv. Nashville 1:40 pm, ar. Louisvile 6:00pm
References:Charlie Hunter (Conductor) is a well-known folk music manager, who, with Carol Young, has run Young/Hunter Management www.younghunter.com for the last eleven years, managing clients such as Chris Smither, Richard Shindell, Peter Mulvey, Cry Cry Cry and others. Along with the late R. Gilad Schamess he is also the founder of Trains of Thought, which conducted long-distance writing retreats on North American trains. He has traveled the cross-Canada rail route eleven times.
Alan Rowoth (Engineer) is the Godfather of Folk on the Internet. He owns the folkmusic.org website and is listmom to the folkmusic and FolkBiz lists on the net. During the summer, you'll often find him sitting under a Big Orange Tarp - http://www.bigorangetarp.com .
Sarah Ovenden (Director of On-Board Services & Creature Comforts) is a long-time facilitator with Trains of Thought and a big fan of John Gorka, Fred Eaglesmith and sundry others. She knows her way around a train.
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