As organiser of MudGathers at various UK Folk Festivals, I'm known as 'my guru always said' on the:
Mudcat Music Discussion Forum

'My Guru Always Said' comes from an old scratchy 45 of mine. It was written by G Taylor & Hugh Murphy and was sung by Joanna Carlin aka Melanie Harrold / Irma Cetes. I understand it was banned in the UK by the BBC two weeks after it was released here in 1977. I could be wrong though...

The Mudcat, in case you haven't come across it yet, hosts the Digital Tradition Folk Song Database, which is a major source of lyrics and is constantly being added to and updated. It is also a worldwide discussion forum where we discuss songs, music, events, each other and all sorts of interesting stuff!

We have 'MudGathers' at various Folk Festivals when a Friendly Festival Organiser allocates a venue and time for people who access the MudCat to meet and share songs, tunes, stories, laughs, hugs and chocolate. You may be asking yourself, why chocolate? Well, come to a MudGather and find out!!!

Next MudGathers: Watch This Space!!

I've led Previous MudGathers at:

Alcester Folk Festival 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, WW 2013, 2013, WW 2014, WW 2015

Banbury Folk Festival 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015,2016

Bedworth Folk Festival 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015,2016

Bude Folk Festival 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Crediton Folk Weekend 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Folkstation 2010

Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010

Miskin Folk Festival 2005, 2006

Moira Furnace Folk Festival 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016

Upton-on-Severn Folk Festival 2008, 2009

Last updated 13.3.2017