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GUEST,Boston Bob 10 Nov 03 - 07:59 AM
GUEST 10 Nov 03 - 09:43 AM
Padre 10 Nov 03 - 10:46 AM
black walnut 10 Nov 03 - 11:21 AM
GUEST,Boston Bob 11 Nov 03 - 01:02 AM
GUEST,Boston Bob 11 Nov 03 - 01:23 AM
GUEST,Boston_Bob30@hotmail.com 11 Nov 03 - 01:27 AM
Songsmith 11 Nov 03 - 06:56 AM
Sandy Mc Lean 11 Nov 03 - 08:05 AM
GUEST 11 Nov 03 - 08:08 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 11 Nov 03 - 05:42 PM
GUEST,Andrew 12 Nov 03 - 08:03 AM
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GUEST,Andrew 12 Nov 03 - 08:16 AM
GUEST,Boston Bob 12 Nov 03 - 08:39 AM
GUEST,Ed Landry 12 Nov 03 - 05:49 PM
GUEST,Pittman family 12 Feb 07 - 03:44 PM
Leadbelly 12 Feb 07 - 04:39 PM
GUEST,meself 12 Feb 07 - 04:55 PM
Charley Noble 12 Feb 07 - 04:58 PM
Leadbelly 12 Feb 07 - 05:23 PM
Leadbelly 12 Feb 07 - 06:02 PM
Jim Lad 13 Feb 07 - 01:36 AM
GUEST,Wayne 13 Feb 07 - 07:43 AM
number 6 13 Feb 07 - 08:29 AM
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Subject: Lunenburg Folk harbour Festival
From: GUEST,Boston Bob
Date: 10 Nov 03 - 07:59 AM

Hello out there,

Any of you folks ever attend the Festival in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia during the initial few years??


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Subject: RE: Lunenburg Folk harbour Festival
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Nov 03 - 09:43 AM

Yes, I went to a lot of the early ones. A great Festival in a great location/


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Subject: RE: Lunenburg Folk harbour Festival
From: Padre
Date: 10 Nov 03 - 10:46 AM

The Boarding Party appeared there several years ago - a wonderful festival, well organized and well attended. The harbo(u)r is a photographer's dream.

Padre


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Subject: RE: Lunenburg Folk harbour Festival
From: black walnut
Date: 10 Nov 03 - 11:21 AM

Why are you asking, B.B.? Why the early ones in particular?

~b.w.


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Subject: RE: Lunenburg Folk harbour Festival
From: GUEST,Boston Bob
Date: 11 Nov 03 - 01:02 AM

Looking for info on the house or host band way back then. Front man was the singing fisherman or something like that. I've tried to contact the festival for info but no reply as of yet. Can't for the life of me remember the name of the group he was part of.

BB


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Subject: RE: Lunenburg Folk harbour Festival
From: GUEST,Boston Bob
Date: 11 Nov 03 - 01:23 AM

Hello again,

Here is my email just in case you have some info for me.



Thanks

BB


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Subject: RE: Lunenburg Folk harbour Festival
From: GUEST,Boston_Bob30@hotmail.com
Date: 11 Nov 03 - 01:27 AM


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Subject: RE: Lunenburg Folk harbour Festival
From: Songsmith
Date: 11 Nov 03 - 06:56 AM

I assume your talking about Jim Pittman "The Singing Cook" and the group Starb'ard Side.

If you are I'm sad to say Jim passed on in late 96. The group did record one self titled album with CBC Halifax,Nova Scotia.

The remaining four members of the group have been active but it has been off and on. Watch the program for Lunenburg 2004 when they start to post. I hear the lads may try and get a slot.

Hope this helped,

Jim


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Subject: RE: Lunenburg Folk harbour Festival
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 11 Nov 03 - 08:05 AM

I never made it to this festival yet, but I do know tha Kevin Evans and Brian Doherty played there in it's early years. I'm sure that they could give you an answer.
Their site is   www.evansanddoherty.com
   I think that there is an e-mail address on their site.
               Sandy


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Subject: RE: Lunenburg Folk harbour Festival
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Nov 03 - 08:08 AM

I caught the qroup a few years ago at the Lunenburg Fisheries Celebrations. Haven't heard of them since.


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Subject: RE: Lunenburg Folk harbour Festival
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 11 Nov 03 - 05:42 PM

I'm sure Jim Pitman is the fellow you're wondering about. He died a few years back.


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Subject: RE: Lunenburg Folk harbour Festival
From: GUEST,Andrew
Date: 12 Nov 03 - 08:03 AM

There are a few links for the group when I searched on Google. Spelling is weird though??? Starb'ard Side??

Andrew


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Subject: RE: Lunenburg Folk harbour Festival
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Nov 03 - 08:12 AM

http://www.destination-ns.com/content/music/


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Subject: RE: Lunenburg Folk harbour Festival
From: GUEST,Andrew
Date: 12 Nov 03 - 08:16 AM

Cut and paste link in last message. The group is at the bottom of the page. Good deal of info including sound clips. Should help you out BB.

Andrew


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Subject: RE: Lunenburg Folk harbour Festival
From: GUEST,Boston Bob
Date: 12 Nov 03 - 08:39 AM

Many thanks to you all. I've been contacted by one of the groups' members via this fourm. It is better than people say it is!

Thanks again!
BB


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Subject: RE: Lunenburg Folk harbour Festival
From: GUEST,Ed Landry
Date: 12 Nov 03 - 05:49 PM

Pittman is sadly missed. He was a victim of cancer. I remember a CBC radio interview he gave just before he passed away. It was incredible and I only hope I'm that ready to go when my time is up.

Thanks
Ed


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Subject: RE: Lunenburg Folk harbour Festival
From: GUEST,Pittman family
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 03:44 PM

As i was reading below, i noticed a lot of people where looking for Jim Pittman or mentioned something about him. Jim Pittman died of cancer in December of 1996. He played vocals, harmonica, & spoons in the band Starb'ard Side. He comes from Newfoundland, and so does the band name. Jim Pittman was an amazing person, for I have had the time to get to know him. He was also knows as the Singing Cook. Jim is missed very much now, & will be forever, for his legacey will live on. Rest in peace & if I may quote him..."May your cod end always be full".


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Subject: RE: Lunenburg Folk harbour Festival
From: Leadbelly
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 04:39 PM

Hi,
who knows about the origen of the name Lunenburg? Did early settlers come from Lueneburg, Germany? Please tell me, although this question has nothing to do with the festival in question.

Manfred


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Subject: RE: Lunenburg Folk harbour Festival
From: GUEST,meself
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 04:55 PM

They came from Germany, anyway. The British wanted Protestant settlers who could handle the demands of life in Nova Scotia at the time, and I guess they didn't have enough suitable Brits willing and able to go ...


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Subject: RE: Lunenburg Folk harbour Festival
From: Charley Noble
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 04:58 PM

And it's one of the finest folk festivals in North America. Here's a fresh link to what is happening this August: Click here for website!

Enjoy!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lunenburg Folk harbour Festival
From: Leadbelly
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 05:23 PM

Guest,meself: Thank you! So at least one of them came from Lueneburg near Hamburg and created the name Lunenburg. The original town is situated in region with absolutely no agriculture possible in those days. But the town itself became rich because of saltworks.
Charly: I'm going zo klick! Thanks.

Manfred


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Subject: RE: Lunenburg Folk harbour Festival
From: Leadbelly
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 06:02 PM

Charly, that's an interesting site. Because of his german last name I mailed to Old Man Luedecke for some questions. He is one participant of this year.

Is anybody aware of this banjo player (and singer)?

Manfred


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Subject: RE: Lunenburg Folk harbour Festival
From: Jim Lad
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 01:36 AM

I played that one in '98. Great people and one of the few Folk Festivals that's still "Folk".


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Subject: RE: Lunenburg Folk harbour Festival
From: GUEST,Wayne
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 07:43 AM

Terry Young, from the band Tanglefoot has written a beautiful song about the festival, called Lunenberg Skies. It's available on his solo album and also Tanglefoot's most recent release, Dances Like Flames. Both c.d.s are excellent, by the by.


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Subject: RE: Lunenburg Folk harbour Festival
From: number 6
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 08:29 AM

It is undoubtably the loveliest town in the Maritimes.

biLL


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Subject: RE: Lunenburg Folk harbour Festival
From: GUEST,Brian Peters
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 08:38 AM

A beautiful place, and always a really great audience to play to, not least because a lot of them are locals without too many musical preconceptions apart from a desire for a good time.


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Subject: RE: Lunenburg Folk harbour Festival
From: Jim Lad
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 04:59 PM

Well now. It is a very beautiful town but the nicest spot in the Maritimes is Margaree. Everyone knows that. Heh heh!
Tanglefoot is one of the few groups to play that venue in consecutive years.


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Subject: RE: Lunenburg Folk harbour Festival
From: Willie-O
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 06:25 PM

"It is undoubtably the loveliest town in the Maritimes".

Rather a strong statement to be makin there Bill!

Puts me in mind of St Martins, St Andrews, North Head on Grand Manan, Baddeck AND Margaree, Sackville, Parrsboro, and the postcard towns of PEI too numerous to mention.

I'd want to go there right now if everything wasn't so friggin frozen. That, I can get right here in Ontario and the skiing is better.

W-O


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Subject: RE: Lunenburg Folk harbour Festival
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 12:19 PM

My vote for lovliest in Nova Scotia is Green Bay, not far from Lunenburg. But lets face it, there are only three ugly towna in NS, IMHO. But as for the festival . It is great and not to be missed by any lover of folk.


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Subject: RE: Lunenburg Folk harbour Festival
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Feb 07 - 11:10 AM

There was a band called Swallowstail that played there a number of years ago. They were great. Whatever happend to them ?


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Subject: RE: Lunenburg Folk harbour Festival
From: Beer
Date: 18 Feb 07 - 11:30 AM

There are so many beautiful places in the Maritimes that I get teary eyed just thinking about down home.
Beer (adrien)


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Subject: RE: Lunenburg Folk harbour Festival
From: Bee
Date: 18 Feb 07 - 02:29 PM

Guest 11:10. Swallowtail disbanded, but at least two of the musicians went on to excel in the business. Greg Simm is the well-known (in NS, anyway) guitar player. Am racking aging brain for name of the composer, most well known of the group. The fiddler, Colin Cameron, my very good friend, is also a stained glass artist (Cailean's Glassworks), and has mostly done that over the years. But he can still fiddle up a storm!


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Subject: RE: Lunenburg Folk harbour Festival
From: GUEST,Peter Hood
Date: 18 Feb 07 - 03:01 PM

Lovely festival, and I remember seeing and enjoing Starboard side.I sing Jim Pitmans "Sailing Today" when I get nostalgia on me. It ended many evenings at Poynton Folk Centre!
Peter


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Subject: RE: Lunenburg Folk harbour Festival
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Feb 07 - 12:53 PM

I did mpt know swallos tail had a fiddler, but the other members were brothers Jim and Jeff Bell. Both great singers and musicians. I am sorry they never formed another band.


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Subject: RE: Lunenburg Folk harbour Festival
From: GUEST,Harvey Andrews
Date: 23 Feb 07 - 09:39 PM

Best festival I ever played at. Fond memories of being sprayed on stage with "Off" to shift the carpet of mosquitos off my head and back. Mozzie bites gave me poisoned ankles and I went to the local doctor who examined me.
"I understand you're playing our festival" he said.
"Yes"
"Then you are our guest. There will be no charge for treatment"
Four days later we pranged our hire car and needed a door straightened. Garage refused payment.
Ah...Canada!


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Subject: RE: Lunenburg Folk harbour Festival
From: GUEST,meself
Date: 23 Feb 07 - 10:19 PM

Bee - I hadn't heard tell of Colin Cameron in about twenty years - is he still living in Musquodaboit? And is he still holding that great annual summer party? Fine fellow, that Colin; one of the old school ...

Leadbelly - Re: Old Man Luedecke. Seems to be a busy boy (not old man) these days, and "creating a lot of buzz". He performed in the East Coast Music Awards last weekend. I don't know him; he looks fairly young; guess he wanted a name that will last ...


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Subject: RE: Lunenburg Folk harbour Festival
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Sep 07 - 04:38 AM

A few links on Starb'ard Side

http://www.lenniegallant.com/herald_jan5_2004.html

http://www.northernjourney.com/cdnfolk/book/artist/starb%27ard.side.html

http://destination-ns.com/content/music/


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Subject: RE: Lunenburg Folk harbour Festival
From: Leadbelly
Date: 27 Sep 07 - 12:59 PM

Guest,meself: Exactly observed! Old Man Luedecke is a relatively young man with relatives in southern Germany. What about his kind of music?


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Subject: RE: Lunenburg Folk harbour Festival
From: Teribus
Date: 28 Sep 07 - 10:52 AM

Fantastic place and fantastic festival, loved every minute I spent there, to anyone thinking of going, do so you will not regret it for a second.


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Subject: RE: Lunenburg Folk harbour Festival
From: Songsmith
Date: 03 Jan 08 - 06:35 AM


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Subject: RE: Lunenburg Folk harbour Festival
From: GUEST,Peregrinator
Date: 30 Nov 13 - 04:42 PM

Was just remembering Jimmy Pittman and his singing. Is there anywhere one can get a recording of the groups one album?


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