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Thread #124297   Message #2746505
Posted By: Les from Hull
15-Oct-09 - 09:39 AM
Thread Name: Humphrey Smith - destroyer of British folk music
Subject: RE: Humphrey Smith - destroyer of British folk music
Bit of thread creep here...

One of the reasons that Folk Union One moved from the Blue Bell was the then landlord's refusal to let anyone in who was under 18, although the upstairs room we used didn't have a bar. I'm not sure what the legal position was then, but it came to a head when Sean Cannon was refused entry for his child, who traveled with him and his wife to gigs. Wife and child had to spend the evening sitting in the car. This would be about 1982 when Sean was joining the Dubliners. Certainly there was apathy at the New Clarence, also people were moving further away from Hull City Centre. Nothing to do with Malcolm's singing at all! It was probably mine.