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Nigel Denver - in or around Birmingham-23 Sept.

GUEST,Nigel Denver 13 Sep 07 - 04:16 AM
John MacKenzie 13 Sep 07 - 05:13 AM
Colin Randall 13 Sep 07 - 05:24 AM
Folkiedave 13 Sep 07 - 05:35 AM
The Villan 13 Sep 07 - 05:38 AM
Folkiedave 13 Sep 07 - 05:40 AM
The Villan 13 Sep 07 - 05:41 AM
John MacKenzie 13 Sep 07 - 06:05 AM
Folkiedave 13 Sep 07 - 06:32 AM
GUEST,Nigel Denver 13 Sep 07 - 09:28 AM
Colin Randall 13 Sep 07 - 09:37 AM
McGrath of Harlow 13 Sep 07 - 04:12 PM
John MacKenzie 13 Sep 07 - 04:17 PM
The Villan 13 Sep 07 - 04:24 PM
McGrath of Harlow 13 Sep 07 - 04:33 PM
John MacKenzie 13 Sep 07 - 04:53 PM
GUEST 14 Sep 07 - 04:00 AM
GUEST,Growler 14 Sep 07 - 04:37 AM
GUEST 14 Sep 07 - 04:47 AM
Colin Randall 14 Sep 07 - 05:15 AM
GUEST,Nigel Denver 14 Sep 07 - 05:23 AM
Jim McLean 14 Sep 07 - 06:02 AM
GUEST,Nigel Denver 14 Sep 07 - 07:30 AM
growler 14 Sep 07 - 04:54 PM
Colin Randall 14 Sep 07 - 05:00 PM
Jim I 14 Sep 07 - 10:18 PM
greg stephens 15 Sep 07 - 02:52 AM
GUEST,effsee sans cookie 15 Sep 07 - 09:29 AM
RoyH (Burl) 16 Sep 07 - 08:50 AM
GUEST,Nigel Denver 17 Sep 07 - 08:14 AM
RoyH (Burl) 18 Sep 07 - 05:37 AM
GUEST,Pat Cooksey. 18 Sep 07 - 09:30 AM
GUEST,Frug 18 Sep 07 - 10:47 AM
GUEST,Nigel Denver 19 Sep 07 - 05:03 AM
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Subject: Nigel Denver - in or around Birmingham
From: GUEST,Nigel Denver
Date: 13 Sep 07 - 04:16 AM

Hello

If you are in or around Birmingham, I'm organising a 'charity do' on Suunday, 23rd September at the KRBL Social Club in Station Road, Kings Heath (just off the High Street). This is a fun event for the Red Ballon Appeal for the Birmingham Children's Hospital Burns Unit.
It will all be going on from 4.00pm to 8.00pm with plenty of opportunity for open mic. Tickets £5. Good bar at reasonable prices.
For more information re the venue 0121 444 3608.

Hope to see some of you there

Regards Aye

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Nigel Denver - in or around Birmingham-23 Sept
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 13 Sep 07 - 05:13 AM

A voice from the past indeed.
Giok


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Subject: RE: Nigel Denver - in or around Birmingham-23 Sept.
From: Colin Randall
Date: 13 Sep 07 - 05:24 AM

Is that THE Nigel Denver? If so, what fantastic memories the mention brings back......


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Subject: RE: Nigel Denver - in or around Birmingham-23 Sept
From: Folkiedave
Date: 13 Sep 07 - 05:35 AM

Folkestone Sea Front Pavillion. 1966 a year easily remembered.

Nigel Denver, Shirley Collins, Young Tradition and the Watersons + the regular seaside organist - Stan somebody or other.

Nigel "Stan you come on floor playing 'I Do Like to be Beside the Seaside' and we'll take it from there.

So on comes the organist who played IDLTBBTS and then stood in the wings bemused for the next 20 minutes until he realised he was not needed!!


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Subject: RE: Nigel Denver - in or around Birmingham-23 Sept.
From: The Villan
Date: 13 Sep 07 - 05:38 AM

What a shame.
We are in Acocks green on the Saturday and on Sunday celebrating our daughters birthday at Drayton Manor Park.
If it had only been on the Saturday!!!!!!
I was going to watch the Villa on the Saturday, but they switched it to the Sunday. So thats 2 things I can't do.
Les Worrall


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Subject: RE: Nigel Denver - in or around Birmingham-23 Sept
From: Folkiedave
Date: 13 Sep 07 - 05:40 AM

Yes but with one of them you have been saved from your own foolish folly.......


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Subject: RE: Nigel Denver - in or around Birmingham-23 Sept.
From: The Villan
Date: 13 Sep 07 - 05:41 AM

You can shut up Dave or I'll come and burn your books LOL :-)

Good line up for Southwell next year Dave.


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Subject: RE: Nigel Denver - in or around Birmingham-23 Sept
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 13 Sep 07 - 06:05 AM

Memories of the days when the Melody Maker carried folk news.
Giok


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Subject: RE: Nigel Denver - in or around Birmingham-23 Sept
From: Folkiedave
Date: 13 Sep 07 - 06:32 AM

Certainly looks good to me Les.

We might even get Lizzie Cornish there if Show of Hands are on!! Mind she will probably be in Canada.


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Subject: RE: Nigel Denver - in or around Birmingham-23 Sept.
From: GUEST,Nigel Denver
Date: 13 Sep 07 - 09:28 AM

Hi Colin, Modesty to one side - yes I guess I am THE Nigel Denver.
Les - Sorry you can't make it. Question - You do know that Drayton Manor Park isn't actually in Acocks Green I suppose. (Sorry, couldn't resist).
and Folkiedave - Remember it well mate. You were obviously there. Wish I could place you, but you don't give me much to go on.
Giok - I've a feeling I should know you?
Good Luck

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Nigel Denver - in or around Birmingham-23 Sept.
From: Colin Randall
Date: 13 Sep 07 - 09:37 AM

I gave you even less to go on Nigel, but recall with great joy your exemplary, fullblooded, (could even say France v Scotland type) performances at the Bishop Auckland folk club which I ran, after a fashion, late 1960s to about 1970


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Subject: RE: Nigel Denver - in or around Birmingham-23 Sept
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 13 Sep 07 - 04:12 PM

You back in this country to stay, or is this a fleeting visit? Welcome anyway.


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Subject: RE: Nigel Denver - in or around Birmingham-23 Sept
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 13 Sep 07 - 04:17 PM

Yes you should Nigel, I was a regular at Surbiton Assembly rooms, ran the Coach and Horses Folk Club in Kew. I was involved in a few west London clubs,and went to Les Cousins and The Troubador regularly.
We have met, but I couldn't give you chapter and verse how often or where. Remember it was before the days of the breathalyser most of it.
Giok ¦¬]


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Subject: RE: Nigel Denver - in or around Birmingham-23 Sept.
From: The Villan
Date: 13 Sep 07 - 04:24 PM

>>Les - Sorry you can't make it. Question - You do know that Drayton Manor Park isn't actually in Acocks Green I suppose. (Sorry, couldn't resist).
<<

Well its either my mother who lives in Acocks green or Tamworth or Drayton Manor is in Acocks green or Tamworth. Now let me think its well over 30 years since I lived in Brum. :-)


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Subject: RE: Nigel Denver - in or around Birmingham-23 Sept
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 13 Sep 07 - 04:33 PM

This thread set me googling, and I found this page of photos from the Troubadour days, including Nigel, and others - including Martin Carthy looking about 12.


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Subject: RE: Nigel Denver - in or around Birmingham-23 Sept
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 13 Sep 07 - 04:53 PM

Oh wonderful Kevin, nice to see Martin and Redd, both are now deceased I'm afraid. I'd forgotten about the screen and the chair that sat on the stage sometimes to cover the entrance to the wee sweat box [an old coal cellar I believe] behind the stage.
I seem to remember it had opaque glass squares on the roof which were part of the grille let into the pavement outside the Troub.
Dizley might not be too flattered by the description given on that page, I wonder if the White Bear mentioned was the one at Hounslow where the Strawbs used to be residents?
Giok


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Subject: RE: Nigel Denver - in or around Birmingham-23 Sept.
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Sep 07 - 04:00 AM

Hi Colin

Can't really put a face to the name, but I remember having a great time everywhere I went in the North East. I'm sure something out of the ordinary happened when I was in Bishop Auckland one time .... a murder or something??????

And John (Giok)

Hi, Yes of course - great to hear from you.

Nice to know there are still survivors around to keep me company.

Best wishes to all

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Nigel Denver - in or around Birmingham-23 Sept.
From: GUEST,Growler
Date: 14 Sep 07 - 04:37 AM

I saw him at Solihull Rugby Club in 1969 and still remember the night 38 years later. Shame I live in Kent, or I would be there


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Subject: RE: Nigel Denver - in or around Birmingham-23 Sept.
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Sep 07 - 04:47 AM

Hi Growler

Hope you remember the night for all the right reasons

Nigel Denver


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Subject: RE: Nigel Denver - in or around Birmingham-23 Sept.
From: Colin Randall
Date: 14 Sep 07 - 05:15 AM

Nigel: The coincidence of you being at the club during some momentous local event, but with a perfect alibi, rings a bell and before anyone suggests otherwise, such occurrences (murders in Bishop Auckland) were fairly rare
       If you feel like it, would you drop me a line at colinrandall1@gmail.com to bring me up to date with your last 30 or 40 years - I'd love to write about this thread, and the memories it inspires, at my blog Salut! Live

McGrath in Harlow: Any idea of a contact for the photographer so that I can seek permission to use one or two of the pictures with the above-mentioned posting?


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Subject: RE: Nigel Denver - in or around Birmingham-23 Sept.
From: GUEST,Nigel Denver
Date: 14 Sep 07 - 05:23 AM

Hi Colin

Yes - I'll be in touch.

Re contact for the photographer - Jim McLean's your man.
He's a member here. I'll get him to check out this thread.

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Nigel Denver - in or around Birmingham-23 Sept.
From: Jim McLean
Date: 14 Sep 07 - 06:02 AM

I've just come back from a few days away so I missed this thread. I great night will be had by all as I know Nigel is still singing and entertaing as well as before.
The pictures were taken by my wife, Alison Chapman McLean, so if you email me at JawMac@aol.com I'll relay the request.
Good luck Nigel.


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Subject: RE: Nigel Denver - in or around Birmingham-23 Sept.
From: GUEST,Nigel Denver
Date: 14 Sep 07 - 07:30 AM

Thanks Jim

See you soon ?

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Nigel Denver - in or around Birmingham-23 Sept.
From: growler
Date: 14 Sep 07 - 04:54 PM

Nigel
I still remember some of the words of 'Bonnie Wee Prince Charlie'. As I cant remember half the songs, when doing a gig, yes I think I remember that night for the right reasons. If your ever in Kent please pm me
    Thanks Simon


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Subject: RE: Nigel Denver - in or around Birmingham-23 Sept.
From: Colin Randall
Date: 14 Sep 07 - 05:00 PM

Younger Mudcat folk will wonder what on earth we are going on about, but Nigel truly was one of the great one-man folk acts of the era in which I was running clubs and I am delighted that he is still, from the evidence of others, going so strong.


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Subject: RE: Nigel Denver - in or around Birmingham-23 Sept.
From: Jim I
Date: 14 Sep 07 - 10:18 PM

Just a quick question for Nigel. I learned "Bruce Richard Reynolds" from your 'Rebellion' LP but I always wondered who actually wrote it. Can you enlighten me...please!!!?


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Subject: RE: Nigel Denver - in or around Birmingham-23 Sept.
From: greg stephens
Date: 15 Sep 07 - 02:52 AM

Wow seeing the name Nigel DEnver didn't half take me back. What a wonderful singer.


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Subject: RE: Nigel Denver - in or around Birmingham-23 Sept.
From: GUEST,effsee sans cookie
Date: 15 Sep 07 - 09:29 AM

Jim I, the author of the song was, according to an earlier thread, Jim O'Connor.


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Subject: RE: Nigel Denver - in or around Birmingham-23 Sept.
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 16 Sep 07 - 08:50 AM

I agree with Coln Randall's posting, Nigel was indeed a terrific singer, and I wouldn't mind betting that he still is. Nigel, you wrotte me a letter ages back and I don't remember eever replying to. No excuses matwe, just apologies. I'm known on the Mudcat as Burl, but you may remember me by my real mane, Roy Harris. Good Luck, All Best. Burl.


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Subject: RE: Nigel Denver - in or around Birmingham-23 Sept.
From: GUEST,Nigel Denver
Date: 17 Sep 07 - 08:14 AM

Well folks, what can I say? Thank you all for your very kind remarks.

Roy (Burl) - Hello mate. How you doing? Hey Nottingham's no so far away - why not come and do us a spot on 23rd.

With kind regards to you all.

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Nigel Denver - in or around Birmingham-23 Sept.
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 18 Sep 07 - 05:37 AM

Nigel, Nottingham's not too far away I agree. But Cardiff is. I live there now (Again). All the best. Burl


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Subject: RE: Nigel Denver - in or around Birmingham-23 Sept.
From: GUEST,Pat Cooksey.
Date: 18 Sep 07 - 09:30 AM

Hi Nigel, all the best for the gig, hope we get to meet up in Rothenburg again next year.

Greetings from Pat and Brigitte.


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Subject: RE: Nigel Denver - in or around Birmingham-23 Sept.
From: GUEST,Frug
Date: 18 Sep 07 - 10:47 AM

Wow Nigel haven't heard of you for years..........ever since those halcyon days of the lunchtime sessions at the Station with the Campbells, Mike Hadley et al.

Frank Moloney


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Subject: RE: Nigel Denver - in or around Birmingham-23 Sept.
From: GUEST,Nigel Denver
Date: 19 Sep 07 - 05:03 AM

Hi Pat and Brigitte, Hope you're both keeping well

Who knows! Could be. Couldn't make Rothenburg this year as you know.
The gig on Sunday is looking good - tickets going like 'hot cakes'.

And hello Frank Moloney - Long time no see. I kept those sessions going until a few years ago (twenty five years in all).

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Nigel Denver - in or around Birmingham-23 Sept.
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 04:38 AM

Thank you all for your good wishes, and - just to finish this thread where it started - the fund raising event yesterday on behalf of the Birmingham Children's Hospital Regional Burns Unit went well. A great time was had by all - my thanks to all the musicians who came along, and to a brilliant and generous audience. The money has to be re-counted, and there are pledges to call in - but we easily reached our target.

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Nigel Denver - in or around Birmingham-23 Sept.
From: The Villan
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 05:36 AM

Well done Nigel.


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Subject: message for Nigel Denver
From: GUEST,Pam Bishop
Date: 04 Jul 11 - 07:04 AM

Nigel - are you are likely to be in or around Birmingham this week? Tommy Dempsey will be 75 and old friends are organising a celebration. If interested phone me on 0121 247 3856 or email p.bishop@blueyonder.co.uk - Pam


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