The Beggars Mantle Run ...

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The Beggars Mantle Run ...

Postby Colin » Mon May 28, 2007 8:44 pm

... or, to give it its full name "The Jewel in the Beggars Mantle", also known as the Fife Run! This run is being organised on Sunday, 17th June by the North Scotland (South) subarea, or more specifically by Dave and Caroline for the NSS subarea, and all are warmly invited. Jewel in the Beggars Mantle? You'll have to figure that out for yourself! :evil:

Further details will follow soon, but if you fancy a run on some of Fife's finest roads with a picnic, then send me an e-mail or add a posting below.

Come one come all! :D
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Postby boringchap » Wed May 30, 2007 11:29 am

Hopefully my car will be back on the road by then.

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Postby Malc » Wed May 30, 2007 4:44 pm

Could this run involve a pilgrimage to Kirkcaldy? :shock:

Beggar's Mantle
This Fife duo consisted of Bruce Davies and Bill McArthur. Davies, from Kirkcaldy, started playing at the age of 14, but it was in 1983 with Beggar's Mantle that he became better known. The duo produced four recordings an continued performing till 1999. Bruce launched a solo career and is still touring and recording (visit his website at www.brucedavies.com).

Bill McArthur also toured and performed as Crann Tara with Stuart Duncan and Gillian Duncan (both ex-Jacobites). They performed under that name as well as Moonshine for eight years. Sadly, three months after deciding to cut down on work, Bill died suddenly of a heart attack in November 2002 aged 52.

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Postby Colin » Wed May 30, 2007 7:48 pm

Malc wrote:Could this run involve a pilgrimage to Kirkcaldy? :shock:
Beggar's Mantle
This Fife duo consisted of Bruce Davies and Bill McArthur. Davies, from Kirkcaldy, started playing at the age of 14, but it was in 1983 with Beggar's Mantle that he became better known.

A brave first try, but nope - this duo is named after the Beggars Mantle, the run is named after the Beggars Mantle ...

... but what is the Beggars Mantle? :wink:
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Postby Fiona » Wed May 30, 2007 7:55 pm

Fife: a beggars mantle fringed with gold'
King James VI

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Postby Fiona » Wed May 30, 2007 8:01 pm

The beggars mantle being the farmland and the fringe of gold being the coastal trading and fishing villages.

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Postby Malc » Wed May 30, 2007 8:12 pm

Fiona wrote:The beggars mantle being the farmland and the fringe of gold being the coastal trading and fishing villages.
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I knew these Fifers were a load of beggars. :shock:
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Postby Colin » Thu May 31, 2007 3:20 pm

Well done, Fiona - did you know this or have a crafty Google search?!
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Postby Fiona » Thu May 31, 2007 4:28 pm

Thanks Colin.

Bit of both. I reside in Fife and knew the saying and what it referred to. But could not recall the origin. Three cheers for Goggle. :P

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Postby Colin » Sat Jun 02, 2007 10:48 am

Fiona wrote:I reside in Fife

Well in that case you're very welcome to come and join us on the run. Just send your mobile phone number and e-mail address (if you have them) to the address below and I'll keep you in the loop!
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Postby Fiona » Sat Jun 02, 2007 11:09 am

Thank you for the invite. We would certainly have joined you all. However we go on holiday on 16th June and will be out of the country.

Almost made it last weeks trip to Skye but my husband fell ill on Friday night and we had to cancel. Just as well we did as he was off work all week.

Likewise we were on our way to the tracknight at Knockhill last night to watch the goings on and sustained a puncture on the Loch Leven Road!! Starting to think there is an owners club curse!!! :shock:

This puncture actually threw up a problem - will post it as a separate
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Postby Colin » Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:03 pm

The Fife Run is only a few days away and Dave and Caroline look as they're organising a cracker. Could you let me know if you're coming as Dave and Caroline are giving us a treat ... and they need to know how many to buy! :wink:

Here are a couple of photos from the "Jewel"

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Come on, you know you want to!
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Postby Rugger » Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:12 pm

Be sipping beer in sunny spain :( enjoy your day oot all.

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Postby Colin » Wed Jun 13, 2007 3:21 pm

Last orders for this magnificent run, ladies 'n' gentlemen - last orders, please.

Route and run details e-mailed out tonight to all those who have given me their e-mail addresses.

Otherwise see you at 10.45 on Sunday at the car park on the South end of the Tay Road Bridge.
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Postby Baron von Ripper » Wed Jun 13, 2007 7:04 pm

I'll PM you my e-mail but i'm not sure if its working right - was messing about with it at the weekend !!!!!!!

Don't worry about the "strawbs" for me....not really to my taste.

If you want to make it a cheeseburger with extra cheeeeez, then i'll not argue :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby boringchap » Wed Jun 13, 2007 7:46 pm

Hi Colin,

unless my car is fixed in the next couple of days, I'm going to have to miss out on this cracking run :cry: Could bring my Polo courtesy car along, but everyone would laugh at me :lol: and I would feel silly :oops: ! Enjoy the day, assuming I don't make it.

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Postby Colin » Sun Jun 17, 2007 7:53 pm

Just got back from a great day out and nice to meet the new folk from Central ... and Malc from Invergowrie!

A small but beautifully formed report available at

http://mx5scotland.co.uk/events.php?event_id=174
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Postby Malc » Sun Jun 17, 2007 11:04 pm

All that beautiful sunshine and Dave found the only wet road in Fife. :roll:
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Where are all the red cars today? :shock:

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