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GUEST,grogoreo 03 Nov 07 - 11:35 AM
greg stephens 03 Nov 07 - 11:41 AM
grogoreo 03 Nov 07 - 12:38 PM
Mo the caller 03 Nov 07 - 12:46 PM
greg stephens 03 Nov 07 - 12:47 PM
Mo the caller 03 Nov 07 - 12:54 PM
grogoreo 03 Nov 07 - 01:03 PM
Mo the caller 03 Nov 07 - 01:09 PM
Fred McCormick 03 Nov 07 - 01:20 PM
grogoreo 03 Nov 07 - 01:32 PM
grogoreo 03 Nov 07 - 01:40 PM
terrier 03 Nov 07 - 02:09 PM
grogoreo 03 Nov 07 - 07:55 PM
GUEST,Jim I 04 Nov 07 - 04:22 PM
Mo the caller 04 Nov 07 - 05:01 PM
GUEST,Helen 05 Nov 07 - 12:05 PM
GUEST,Jim I 05 Nov 07 - 12:13 PM
GUEST,Chris B (Born Again Scouser) 25 Nov 07 - 12:27 PM
GUEST,Mad Jock 26 Nov 07 - 06:21 AM
Schantieman 26 Nov 07 - 07:15 AM
Gibb Sahib 03 Apr 09 - 02:16 PM
Graham and Jo 04 Apr 09 - 05:04 AM
GUEST,mauvepink 04 Apr 09 - 05:59 AM
Graham and Jo 04 Apr 09 - 02:28 PM
Gibb Sahib 13 Apr 09 - 10:29 PM
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Subject: Liverpool music
From: GUEST,grogoreo
Date: 03 Nov 07 - 11:35 AM

Hi

I've recently, in the past few weeks, moved to Liverpool and just wondered if anyone knew of any places where they play folk music like in pubs or something.

Thanks,
Greg


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Subject: RE: Liverpool music
From: greg stephens
Date: 03 Nov 07 - 11:41 AM

What are you looking for? Irish session? Singing shanties? English tunes? Any or all of the above?


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Subject: RE: Liverpool music
From: grogoreo
Date: 03 Nov 07 - 12:38 PM

Hi Greg

Anything really. The majority of folk music I listen to is American but that's mainly because what I first got into and I don't have the funds to buy more. So thought now moving to a bigger city and the Irish migrations there would be lots about. I tend to favour the more traditional music rather than contemporary.

Thanks,
Greg


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Subject: RE: Liverpool music
From: Mo the caller
Date: 03 Nov 07 - 12:46 PM

How about Irish set dance?
The dance classes are usually to cds, with a band on special occassions, but if you contact someone on that site they will know who the some of the local musicians are and may be able to put you in touch. The ones who play in bands may not play in pubs, but I bet they know someone who knows.

Best of luck.


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Subject: RE: Liverpool music
From: greg stephens
Date: 03 Nov 07 - 12:47 PM

Lot of Gregs round here!
For a bit of what's on and general chat, definitely have a listen to Stan Ambrose's folk programme.Folkscene can be heard Thursday evening on BBC Radio Merseyside 95.8FM from 9pm. The programme is repeated on Tuesdays at 9pm.
That will help get your eye(or ear) in.


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Subject: RE: Liverpool music
From: Mo the caller
Date: 03 Nov 07 - 12:54 PM

Or you could turn up at a folk club and ask around, though Lancashire Folk doesn't seem to show one in Liverpool itself.
Or look on Folk Orbit , but check the info as more people tell Colin and Helen that they are starting things than that they have changed.


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Subject: RE: Liverpool music
From: grogoreo
Date: 03 Nov 07 - 01:03 PM

Thanks guys for the info


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Subject: RE: Liverpool music
From: Mo the caller
Date: 03 Nov 07 - 01:09 PM

There's lots in Folk Orbit. I was cutting and pasting, but I pressed the wrong button and lost it all, so you can look yourself.
More than 1 for every night of the week, so now it's just find out which are still on, try them out to see if they are what you are looking for (e.g. it's no use me going to a fast Irish session if I can only play Winster Galop, slowly), and talk to people when you go, they'll tell you what else there is


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Subject: RE: Liverpool music
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 03 Nov 07 - 01:20 PM

If you're into American, The Britannia Bluegrass Band have a just started a new weekly venue. It's 8:30 every Thursday night at the Prince Arthur, Rice Lane, Walton. If you are travelling on the A59 towards Maghull, The Prince Arthur is on the left between Rice Lane Flyover and Walton Hospital.


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Subject: RE: Liverpool music
From: grogoreo
Date: 03 Nov 07 - 01:32 PM

thanks Mo the Caller, Folk Orbit looks to be a good resource. I've looked under venues on some of the days and have made a list to go and see.


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Subject: RE: Liverpool music
From: grogoreo
Date: 03 Nov 07 - 01:40 PM

thanks Fred. I'm trying to find places in the centre of Liverpool at the moment, as that's where I live. I'll have to see what I can find before traveling out. But I will take a note of that.


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Subject: RE: Liverpool music
From: terrier
Date: 03 Nov 07 - 02:09 PM

Hi Grogoreo, it's a long time since I spent time in Liverpool's folk clubs and sessions but I know without going too far outside the centre, there is a plethora of music nights of all description just waiting for you to turn up.(that's if you can find your way through the biggest building site in the north). Just a couple to get you started:

Everyman Folk Club, Hope street (in between the two Cathedrals)on a Tuesday night.

Pogue Mahone Irish Session, Seel Street.(Leave the car at home) ;)on Wednesdays.

Enjoy!!


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Subject: RE: Liverpool music
From: grogoreo
Date: 03 Nov 07 - 07:55 PM

Thanks terrier, I didn't know the Everyman had things like that. I only live ten minutes walk away. And Seel St. isn't far.

Ta,
Greg


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Subject: RE: Liverpool music
From: GUEST,Jim I
Date: 04 Nov 07 - 04:22 PM

St Michael's Irish Centre, Boundary Lane/West Derbt Road has a session last Friday of the month. Mainly tunes but songs not unwelcome.


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Subject: RE: Liverpool music
From: Mo the caller
Date: 04 Nov 07 - 05:01 PM

Do thet have any Irish ceilidh or set dancing there, Jim?


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Subject: RE: Liverpool music
From: GUEST,Helen
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 12:05 PM

HI,

If you like traditional American music, please make sure you get to The Everyman on 13th November (next Tuesday). Bob Conroy & Norm Pederson are the guests. They come from Staten Island, New York, and play both traditional American music , and contemporary songs & tunes from Staten Island. You'll be sure of a smashing night.


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Subject: RE: Liverpool music
From: GUEST,Jim I
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 12:13 PM

Sorry Mo I don't know about ceilidhs etc but you could give them a call and ask.

According to their website
http://www.stmichaelsirishcentre.org/

they say
"You can join an Irish Language class, learn to play Irish music , learn Irish Dancing, have fun in the Ceili classes or simply soak in the genuine warm, welcoming atmosphere with a pint of Guinness! The centre is licensed so come and join the craic!"

Enjoy

Me, I have two left feet so I just play the music and let others take the strain

Jim


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Subject: RE: Liverpool music
From: GUEST,Chris B (Born Again Scouser)
Date: 25 Nov 07 - 12:27 PM

For my money, the best traditional music to be found in Liverpool at the moment is at the Edinburgh, Sandown Lane, Wavertree on a Monday night from 9.00 pm. Mainly Irish, emphasis on tunes, not too many guitars and usually some good unaccompanied singers. Plus it's a gorgeous little local pub as well.


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Subject: RE: Liverpool music
From: GUEST,Mad Jock
Date: 26 Nov 07 - 06:21 AM

The grand city of Chester is not to far and there is lots on there most nights. Of course there is always other places a bit closer in Birkenhead/New Brighton/Port Sunlight as well .All mentioned in folk orbit.


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Subject: RE: Liverpool music
From: Schantieman
Date: 26 Nov 07 - 07:15 AM

Everyman is good on a Tuesday night about 8.30. Run by Shirley Peden and Hughie (of Spinners fame) & Christine Jones. Good food in the Bistro too, and great beer.

If you want to try a little further afield there's the Bothy Folk Club in Southport on a Sunday night (8 p.m.). Lancashire singer Pat Ryan next Sunday; singers' nights altenate weeks.   Also other stuff in local pubs, notably Lancashire Night tomorrow (Tues 27th, Lancashire Day) in the Guest House.

Steve


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Subject: RE: Liverpool music
From: Gibb Sahib
Date: 03 Apr 09 - 02:16 PM

Hello
I'll be in Liverpool for a few days in the middle of this month (April). Not much time, but I am interested in hearing shanties, if I get the chance. I'd appreciate if any locals could drop a word in as to where there might be either regular sessions nowadays or upcoming performances (April 15-20). Do the gents from Stormalong John get out these days?
Thank you,

Gibb

P.S. I'll also be interested in the same sort of thing in London, where I'll be April 20-23, though obviously that is for another thread...somewhere


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Subject: RE: Liverpool music
From: Graham and Jo
Date: 04 Apr 09 - 05:04 AM

And one of us will be in Liverpool 5th 6th 7th April (from tomorrow in fact). Might get time to go out in the evenings, so does anyone know of any sessions for a fiddler in Liverpool Sunday Monday Tuesday?
Jo


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Subject: RE: Liverpool music
From: GUEST,mauvepink
Date: 04 Apr 09 - 05:59 AM

Maghull Folk Club is a very active group of Folksters who sing all sorts of different songs around Folk. Obviously a strong link to the city itself so lots of river, sea and Irish songs sung (with local Liverpool songs thrown in for good measure).

Highly recommended for a relaxing night among friendly, enthusiastic people.

Enjoy!

mp


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Subject: RE: Liverpool music
From: Graham and Jo
Date: 04 Apr 09 - 02:28 PM

Many thanks!


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Subject: RE: Liverpool music
From: Gibb Sahib
Date: 13 Apr 09 - 10:29 PM

Just bumping this--

I am particularly interested in shanty-related stuff. I'll be in Liverpool thursday thru sunday, this week!

Any more recommendations? Pubs, clubs, street corners...music stores even...where I might run across some of the "shanty culture" (!) of Liverpool ;)

Gibb


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