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UK: Blaxhall Ship - Good News

johnadams 02 Apr 07 - 01:51 PM
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Subject: UK: Blaxhall Ship - Good News
From: johnadams
Date: 02 Apr 07 - 01:51 PM

News has just reached us that the Blaxhall Ship pub in Suffolk has just been purchased by a an East Anglian musician, Terry Davey, and the music for which this pub has been renown for the last century will start again on Easter Monday.

Music ceased at the pub when it was purchased, closed, nearly turned into a restaurant, etc., bringing to an end a history of singing, tune playing, step dancing and story telling that had attracted musicians, listeners, folklorists, writers and documentary makers for decades.

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Subject: RE: UK: Blaxhall Ship - Good News
From: Andy Jackson
Date: 02 Apr 07 - 02:35 PM

OH that is the best news I could have wished for. How BLOODY MARVELOUS.


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Subject: RE: UK: Blaxhall Ship - Good News
From: Andy Jackson
Date: 02 Apr 07 - 02:39 PM

I hope this will be a lift for the Ling family (of which I am so proud to be part)

Geoff Ling's wife, Nora was laid to rest this very morning in Blaxhall church.

Andy


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Subject: RE: UK: Blaxhall Ship - Good News
From: Charley Noble
Date: 02 Apr 07 - 04:03 PM

The room looks lovely!

They say that if you don't play a guitar for years the tone deteriorates. Do you suppose that holds true for pubs as well?

Best of luck to the Landlord!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: UK: Blaxhall Ship - Good News
From: Andy Jackson
Date: 02 Apr 07 - 04:29 PM

The Ship knows the songs better than anyone, they are ingrained in the very beams!!

"Here's good luck to the Landlord"


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Subject: RE: UK: Blaxhall Ship - Good News
From: Mary Humphreys
Date: 02 Apr 07 - 05:01 PM

Do we know what time the session starts on Easter Monday?


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Subject: RE: UK: Blaxhall Ship - Good News
From: Seaking
Date: 02 Apr 07 - 05:36 PM

and what the plans are for future sessions ?

Good luck Terry, haven't seen you for a few years but will be catching up soon I think..

Coming up for one sometime Andy ?

Chris


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Subject: RE: UK: Blaxhall Ship - Good News
From: treewind
Date: 02 Apr 07 - 06:14 PM

Future sessions?
It's early days yet, but they will happen. Terry is positively encouraging music in the pub, to the extent of paying lots of money to get a music licence for it, which wasn't included in the original license application by the previous landlord.

The singing competition for the Percy Webb Cup will almost certainly be held there instead of the Butley Oyster. There should be articles in Mardles Magazine about the pub and the Percy Webb Cup. I should see the articles this week as I'm doing the typesetting for the mag, but they haven't appeared yet. Any moment now, I hope.

Anahata


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Subject: RE: UK: Blaxhall Ship - Good News
From: Ruston Hornsby
Date: 02 Apr 07 - 06:36 PM

Almost a spiritual home for an East Coast 1-row player like me! Now there's a chance I may yet get to play there after all if I can make it across from exile in Lancashire. This is great news. However....on the down side, sorry to hear of Geoff Ling's loss. Thoughts are with him and the family.


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Subject: RE: UK: Blaxhall Ship - Good News
From: Seaking
Date: 03 Apr 07 - 04:12 AM

Treewind, I had the honour of holding the Percy Webb Cup for a year (about 1992 ish) - do you know where it is these days ? I thought the cup had been lost during the end of Butley era. Would be great to know it's still around.

I can't make the Easter Monday unfortunately but will look forward to any future sessions.

This is great news all round

Chris


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Subject: RE: UK: Blaxhall Ship - Good News
From: SylviaN
Date: 03 Apr 07 - 04:17 AM

That is really good news. All power to Terry and to everyone's playing elbows.

Cheers

Sylvia


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Subject: RE: UK: Blaxhall Ship - Good News
From: treewind
Date: 03 Apr 07 - 06:51 AM

The original Percy Webb cup was lost and has not been recovered. However Steve Dickinson thought the tradition was too good a thing to lose forever so had a new cup made, engraved with the names of past winners, and the competition starts again this year.

There was an article about it (and a big picture of shiny new cup) in the last issue of Mardles. I could probably put a copy of it online at the Suffolk Folk web site if you can't find a copy.

Anahata


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Subject: RE: UK: Blaxhall Ship - Good News
From: Mary Humphreys
Date: 03 Apr 07 - 07:36 AM

Here is a link to the Suffolk Folk website, where you might find some reference to Mardles and the Percy Webb cup.
Suffolk Folk Website


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Subject: RE: UK: Blaxhall Ship - Good News
From: Rusty Dobro
Date: 03 Apr 07 - 08:08 AM

Yippee! Wonderful news!

The Ship + the Low House + the Eel's Foot were the main reason I moved to Suffolk, not that I needed much excuse.

Can't wait!


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Subject: RE: UK: Blaxhall Ship - Good News
From: treewind
Date: 03 Apr 07 - 09:19 AM

The White Horse at Whepstead 2nd Tuesday of the month is another good one, though it started recently and doesn't have the aged pedigree of the others.

With my Suffok Folk webmaster's hat on, there is a short "Stop Press" item about the Blaxhall Ship. There isn't anything about the Percy Webb cup yet, but I will put some more info on tonight.

Anahata


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Subject: RE: UK: Blaxhall Ship - Good News
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 03 Apr 07 - 12:58 PM

So the Ship tradition will continue. This is very good news indeed. Mention of Percy Webb reminds me of my meetings with him, a lively character, a smashing singer. I sang often at the Ipswich folk club in the days when it was at the Gardeners Arms. Percy used to turn up there. He was convinced that I was Rolf Harris and would regularly ask me to sing 'Two Little Boys'. He was an excitable bloke who thoroughly enjoyed his nights at the folk club. It's good to see that his mane is still remembered. There was an excellent Irish fiddler there too, named Monty if I remember correctly. Much success to the Ship and all who sail and sing in her. Burl.


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Subject: RE: UK: Blaxhall Ship - Good News
From: treewind
Date: 03 Apr 07 - 04:15 PM

As promised, Percy Webb Memorial Trophy page on the SF web site, with part of Vic Harrup's Mardles Article for context. The singing competition will be held at the Blaxhall Ship on May 6.

Anahata


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Subject: RE: UK: Blaxhall Ship - Good News
From: IanC
Date: 04 Apr 07 - 03:45 AM

Can anyone tell us what time the Easter Monday session is ... I take it it's in the evening.

:-)


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Subject: RE: UK: Blaxhall Ship - Good News
From: Seaking
Date: 04 Apr 07 - 04:14 AM

I'll be offshore 6 May so unfortunately can't get there, but wish everyone the best for a wonderful evening and revival of a great tradition. Will get to first session I can once dates are known.

Chris


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Subject: RE: UK: Blaxhall Ship - Good News
From: treewind
Date: 04 Apr 07 - 05:46 AM

As you can see from Vic's article, it was going to be at 8pm at the Oyster, so it may well be the same time but I'll confirm or update as soon as I know.

Anahata


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Subject: RE: UK: Blaxhall Ship - Good News
From: daughter
Date: 04 Apr 07 - 02:02 PM

Hi all

Just spoke to the guys at The Ship - the session on Monday is midday til early evening (6pm or so).

See you all there!

Alie


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Subject: RE: UK: Blaxhall Ship - Good News
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 05 Apr 07 - 02:02 PM

Glad to hear this good news. Hope I'll get to sing there some time!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: UK: Blaxhall Ship - Good News
From: treewind
Date: 10 Apr 07 - 04:00 AM

A fine session it was too, yesterday. I found myself playing for some of the best step dancers I have ever seen and can now die happy. (but not yet please!) And I finally got to meet Terry Davey too.

The pub's been full every night since it re-opened. Apparently the previous owner only opened it three half-days a week and banned most of of the villagers, or was so rude to them (or his staff were) that they never came back. Hint to anyone planning a pub-to-private-dwelling scam: if you really don't want to run a pub, you shouldn't make it that obvious!

We left about teatime, and more people were arriving, including Miskin Man and Jilly who we literally met in the car park as we departed and they arrived. So I hope the music went on all evening.

There will, amongst other things, be a regular monthly session at the Ship, quite apart from any other ad-hoc events that may occur.

Anahata


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Subject: RE: UK: Blaxhall Ship - Good News
From: Scooby Doo
Date: 10 Apr 07 - 05:19 AM

Glad Blaxhall Ship is saved Miskin Man and i stayed there on our honeymoon in January 1983.So pleased the singing and music is back in The Ship Anahata.



Scooby


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Subject: RE: UK: Blaxhall Ship - Good News
From: treewind
Date: 17 Apr 07 - 01:36 PM

Should have posted this earlier...
Regular sessions on third Tuesday of each month at the Blaxhall Ship, starting tonight.
Details on the Suffolk Folk website

Details will be in the next Mardles issue too, out on or shortly after May 1.

Anahata


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