The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #20801 Message #978183
Posted By: Dave Bryant
07-Jul-03 - 07:39 AM
Thread Name: Remember Les Cousins, in London's Soho?
Subject: RE: Remember Les Cousin's, in London's Soho?
Don Bonito + Don Wallis(?) + Maureen Seaton made up the resident group "The Northwest Three" (the Hampstead post code). Sometimes Maureen's sister Frances would join them. Maureen was Don Wallis' wife and Francis was Don Bonito's (I'm sure it was that way round). They did a wonderful version of "Queen Eleanor's Confession". I was only living off Haverstock Hill at the time and it was therefore my nearest folk club. Terry Gould used to run a Tea/Coffee shop in Flask Walk, Hampstead and Martin Carthy lived just round the corner.
I heard virtually all the big names on the folk scene there.
Sheila Finn of Folk London collected the entrance money for many years.
Met up with Frances the other year when Linda and I were running a West Gallery workshop at Walton-on-the_Naze.