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Thread #103362   Message #2104898
Posted By: oggie
17-Jul-07 - 03:45 AM
Thread Name: Does anyone remember 'The Broadside'
Subject: RE: Does anyone remember 'The Broadside'
Yet more memories.

Back in the early seventies there were two main dance bands in the area (I lived in Lincoln), "Redwing" with whom Pete Arrowsmith played (A big B/C/C# Paolo Sopranii) who used to do the dances in Lincoln and the Broadside who used to do ceilidhs at Immingham Civic Centre (and off course Cleethorpes Festival, in those days on the pier). Callers would be guests, Hugh Rippon, Brian Chapman and Walt Tingle were regulars.

I was a dancer before I became a musician and singer, I heard live folksong for the first time at a Broadside ceilidh and the two people responsible for getting me playing were Pete Arrowsmith (who sold me my first concertina) and Brian Dawson. Age 16 or 17 I got a copy o O'Neill's 1001 and Brian went through it marking the tunes I should l know for sessions.

When his other commitments allowed Brian would also play with the "Whispering Dwarfs" who I was with for about a year when I was 18. Line up was John and Maureen Pape (now Maureen Sutton), Martin (a mad Irish banjo player based at RAF Scampton) and me (by accident I think). Fun times.

My sister has our copy of "Songs from the Stocks", I have the 10 inch of Lincolnshire Folk Songs and their later one whose name escapes but is equally brilliant with Sailortown etc on it (LPs are in storage post floods)

All the best

Steve Ogden