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Five Penny/Fivepenny Piece (English Folk Group)

Peter 02 May 99 - 03:44 AM
Brakn 02 May 99 - 06:01 AM
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Peter (again) 03 May 99 - 03:27 AM
Llanfair 03 May 99 - 03:37 AM
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Brakn 03 May 99 - 07:26 PM
Peter 04 May 99 - 01:38 AM
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Llanfair 04 May 99 - 01:59 PM
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Subject: Five Penny Piece
From: Peter
Date: 02 May 99 - 03:44 AM

I am trying to locate information on an English Folk Group The Five Penny Piece. Especially their music written around Manchester etc. I can find no listings for them in any of the search engines but I do know they made recordings a few years ago. Can any one help?


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Subject: RE: Five Penny Piece
From: Brakn
Date: 02 May 99 - 06:01 AM

I don't know anything about them, but I picked up a couple of their song books at a car boot many years ago.

Mick Bracken


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Subject: RE: Five Penny Piece
From: Steve I
Date: 02 May 99 - 07:47 AM

Do an AltaVista search: "Fivepenny Piece" Note the quotes and "Fivepenny" all one word. There are some sites there which mention the band. Still performing I think. There may be other links there I did not follow. Good Huntin"


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Subject: RE: Five Penny Piece
From: bill\sables
Date: 02 May 99 - 08:05 AM

I've got a couple of their albums I picked up at car boot sales but have not heard of them for years. Cheers Bill


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Subject: RE: Five Penny Piece
From: Sapper_RE
Date: 02 May 99 - 09:55 AM

Let us know where you find them. I remember them well from the early to mid-70's!!!!!! Bob.


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Subject: RE: Five Penny Piece
From: Peter (again)
Date: 03 May 99 - 03:27 AM

Thank you Guys for your replies ( hey! I'm a poet). I am a member of a local amateur (unpaid) operatic society here in Dunedin New Zealand. I am in the process of writing a show for a Theatre Restaurant part of which is based on life around Lancashire thats why I require some of the songs the Fivepenny Piece recorded. Such as "Stalybridge Market On A Saturday Night, "Boltons Yard", 'I'm Po-Fagged" If anyones got the music of these songs and any others I would dearly like to discuss it further. Peter


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Subject: RE: Five Penny Piece
From: Llanfair
Date: 03 May 99 - 03:37 AM

"Bowton's yard" was a much earlier poem. I first heard it from a friend, recited in dialect. I've got a book of fivepenny piece's songs somewhere, and I'll dig it out if you don't find the songs elsewhere. I saw the band perform a few times, as I was born and brought up in Manchester. Hwyl.


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Subject: RE: Five Penny Piece
From: Peter
Date: 03 May 99 - 04:49 AM

Thsnks Hwyl, I was born in Manchester. Lived in Levenshulme, Denton, then Stalybridge, before emigrating To NZ in 1975. If you of anyone else wants to contact me via e-mail on this topic please send to ptur@clear.net.nz Thanks


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Subject: RE: Five Penny Piece
From: Brakn
Date: 03 May 99 - 07:26 PM

I have the music to these two, Stalybridge Market and I'm PowFagged.

Mick Bracken


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Subject: RE: Five Penny Piece
From: Peter
Date: 04 May 99 - 01:38 AM

To Mike Bracken, Thanks for your reply. Can you please e-mail me and we can discuss it further. Thanks Peter


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Subject: RE: Five Penny Piece
From: AndyG
Date: 04 May 99 - 09:29 AM

I was born and lived thirty years in Manchester. I spent a lot of time in Harry Boardman's folk club. Harry was a great singer and dialect speaker. Bowton's Yard being one of the songs he sang.

His recordings have recently been released on CD:
Topic Records TSCD 485
The CD is a compilation from two albums Deep Lancashire & Owdham Edge.
(thanks to Mark Dowding who emailed me with this info recently. I've not had chance to get the CD yet.)

You could also try this site for Lancastrian Ex-pats.

AndyG


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Subject: RE: Five Penny Piece
From: Llanfair
Date: 04 May 99 - 01:59 PM

AndyG I can't believe it, but I had forgotten all about Harry's club. I can't even remember where it was. Iremember the MSG very well, saw all the greats there, Carthy/Swarbrick and The Houghton Weavers being the ones I remember best. Did Harry run the singer's nights there, or am I really losing the plot? Hwyl, Bron.


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Subject: RE: Five Penny Piece
From: Peter in New Zealand
Date: 05 May 99 - 02:08 AM

Hi, What a feed back I'm getting. Thanks to all of you who have joined this thread. It certainly has been worthwhile making the initial inquiry. With the information coming to hand I am sure I will get this show on the road.


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Subject: RE: Five Penny Piece
From: AndyG
Date: 05 May 99 - 06:59 AM

LLANFAIR,
Harry's club was at The Unicorn, Market Street. They had the interesting habit of locking the doors at 10:30 on Saturday night to stop the inmates from Yates Wine Lodge coming in when it closed. :)
And I think the site I gave a link to above is run by one of the original members of The Houghton Weavers.
(MMMIIASW)

You didn't get to Poynton Folk Club as well didya ?

AndyG


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Subject: RE: Five Penny Piece
From: Llanfair
Date: 05 May 99 - 11:27 AM

Yes! Idid a couple of gigs there, with a band and on my own. Iwas a regular at Altrincham folk club, too. The Unicorn, of course! It's all coming back to me now!! We are talking about thirty -odd years ago, so it's no wonder the memory's a bit hazy!!! Hwyl. Bron


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Subject: RE: Five Penny Piece
From: Brakn
Date: 05 May 99 - 07:18 PM

LLANFAIR was that at the Malt Shovels in Altrincham? Although I live in Altrincham, I never made it there.
Mick Bracken


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Subject: RE: Five Penny Piece
From: GUEST,rpmartin1954@hotmail.com
Date: 26 Sep 01 - 07:11 PM

dear thread. I am also searching for music of 5p piece. i have found a site that has new and second hand (used) LPs and CDs. it is www.gemm.com hope this helps. richard


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Subject: RE: Five Penny Piece
From: Brakn
Date: 26 Sep 01 - 07:20 PM

Just a note - since this thread has re surfaced.

I sent Peter in New Zealand two Five Penny song books but never got them back.


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Subject: Tune Add: BOWTON'S YARD
From: Snuffy
Date: 26 Sep 01 - 07:50 PM

X: 15
T:Bowton's Yard
M:6/8
L:1/8
Q:1/4=120
K:D
P:A
A,|
D2D D2E|F2G A2G|FE2 D2C|D3 z2A |
AA2 dd2|BB2 A2F|G2E F2G|A3 z2F |
A2A A2A|B2B B2A|G2E F2G|A3 z2A,|
DD2 D2E|F2G A2G|F2E D2C|D3 z2 ||

Wassail! V


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Subject: RE: Five Penny Piece
From: Harry Basnett
Date: 27 Sep 01 - 02:54 PM

Colin Radcliffe of Fivepenny Piece was head of the art department at Ashton College when I was there in the 70's...I'm pretty sure there's a "best of" CD available. Good luck!


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Subject: RE: Five Penny Piece
From: Nynia
Date: 27 Sep 01 - 06:01 PM

mfp (Music For Pleasure - psrt of EMI I think) brought ot a CD "The Very Best Of The Fivepenny Piece" in 1998. This seems to be their ref. no. 7243 4 94354 2 1. I picked it up in HMV in Dublin last year so you should be able to get this fairly easily. Perhaps Peter, in this vein, you might also want to look at any Gary & Vera Aspey recordings.

Track List

1). Watercolour Morning.
2). Ee By Gum.
3). Pete Was A Lonely Mongrel Dog Who Lived In Central Wigan (Lancashire).
4). Down Our Street.
5). King Cotton.
6). Mi Garandfather's Day.
7). Stories Fron The Wishing Well.
8). Gradely Prayer.
9). Gotta Get Away.
10). Tell You Owt.
11). Mountain Climber.
12). Spanish Holiday.
13). I Don't Know If I Wanna Go Home.
14). Tuppence Change.
15). Fred Fannakapan.
16). Stalybridge Station.
17). Homemade Brew.
18). Winter Sun.
19). Molly Kershaw.
20). Stalybridge Market.
21). Watering Can.
22). Where There's Muck There's Brass.
23). Sail Away Tin Soldier.
24). Big Jim.


All the best,

Nynia


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Subject: RE: Five Penny Piece
From: Art Thieme
Date: 27 Sep 01 - 08:44 PM

a piece costs much more around here.


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Subject: RE: Five Penny Piece
From: GUEST,John A Silkstone
Date: 07 Mar 07 - 05:00 AM

Hi Chaps,

I've just found the site. I'm converting the following Fivepenny Piece LPs to CDs so that I can listen to them as I drive around in the car. If you chaps know of the title of their other records I would like to know them so that I can go hunting for them.

Also if you are still interested in the 5PP then go to the following site. http://www.5pp.co.uk/


1. Peddlers of songs
2. An Evening with the Fivepenny Piece
3. Telling Tales
4. Life is a game of Chance
5. Making Tracks
6. Both sides of Fivepenny Piece
7. Wish you were Here
8. Songs we like to Sing
9. The Fivepenny Piece
10. King Cotton
11.The very best of Fivepenny Piece

John A Silkstone


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Subject: RE: Five Penny Piece
From: Scrump
Date: 07 Mar 07 - 06:06 AM

John, all the Fivepenny Piece records are listed on the "Discography" section of the site you mention above (direct link to it here). There are a few listed there that you don't have on your list.


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Subject: RE: Five Penny Piece
From: CharleyO'Neill
Date: 07 Mar 07 - 07:30 AM

Bernard Wrigley was a member for a while, his site might be worth checking out for more Lancashire songs. A current member is a character called John Eatock and the band still perform sporadically. For Lancy songs also check out Oldham Tinkers (the governers) and for a more up to date variant, The Family Mahone.


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Subject: RE: Five Penny Piece
From: Scrump
Date: 07 Mar 07 - 11:14 AM

Charley, do you know if they've got any gigs coming up this year? I haven't heard of any gigs for a couple of years or so. Do you know who else is in the band these days?


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Subject: RE: Five Penny/Fivepenny Piece (English Folk Group
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Dec 07 - 02:36 PM

anyone know the chords for "i dont know if i want to go home"?


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Subject: RE: Five Penny/Fivepenny Piece (English Folk Group)
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 05:51 PM

I'm trying to find the lyrice for 'Down our street' to teach my grand children. I can remeber as far as 'Daisy in the Dairy, real nice girl, gets all the local fellas in a whirl.... but that's as far as it goes. Can anyone help?
Ron


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Subject: RE: Five Penny/Fivepenny Piece (English Folk Group
From: somersetmade
Date: 23 Feb 09 - 11:41 AM

Glad to see that the Fivepenny Piece are so well remembered!

I am the webmaster of the official Fivepenny Piece website (www.5pp.co.uk), and if anyone has any interesting bits and bobs they think would add to it - please get in touch through the site.

I think the band's manager still has a few of the Fivepenny Piece songbooks if anyone is interested, Last few - 0.0001% chance of a reprint after these have gone! (I bagged my copies!)

cheers,

Frank


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Subject: RE: Five Penny/Fivepenny Piece (English Folk Group)
From: Joe G
Date: 23 Feb 09 - 06:27 PM

Gerry Mc of this parish does a fine version of Brown Photographs - a song which I had completely forgotten until I heard him sing it at the Topic in Bradford


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Subject: RE: Five Penny/Fivepenny Piece (English Folk Group)
From: Bru
Date: 23 Feb 09 - 07:31 PM

Brown Photographs gets a regular airing at our club, as do many other Fivepenny Piece songs. It was Stalybridge Station tonight.


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Subject: RE: Five Penny/Fivepenny Piece (English Folk Group)
From: GUEST,Colin
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 10:21 AM

Anyone know what Lynda is up to these days and where she is?


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Subject: RE: Fivepenny Piece (GREAT NOTHERN THRASH BAND)
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Jan 10 - 12:14 PM

Ey upp, Sithee,

T' Fivepenny Piece worn't a Foowak groowap as them's naan, burr a reit comical band as wor er still ar' a full bloowan entataynmunt axperrians! Nah then!

Ef tha wents ter get thissen inta't coowar on em, than mun lissen ter theeyer "Wheer's thez much thez brass"   An' appen tha maht lahkke "Unkil Joowa's Mint Balls" an' all.

Onct tha fahnds 'em, tha'll nivver loohk bak an' wesh tha wor harkin' ter sech as 'Enri Croozo, nor Pottso'them Damdingos, noe even yon ither Yowksha lad, Eelthis Present-See.

So, i' preparayshun cleeahn all't wex aut o' thi lugoils and hark thi best.

Nah then!


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Subject: RE: Five Penny/Fivepenny Piece (English Folk Group)
From: Gurney
Date: 22 Jan 10 - 03:51 PM

Colin, she's probably still taking cooking lessons, judging from the LP that I have. ;-)


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Subject: RE: Five Penny/Fivepenny Piece (English Folk Group)
From: GUEST,English Sc
Date: 23 Jan 10 - 02:25 PM

You see their ghastly LPs in Folk Bins all over the North West, got up in the sort of nostalgic mawkishness that has made folk the cultural pariah it is today. They & their ilk serbed as the inspiration for


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Subject: RE: Five Penny/Fivepenny Piece (English Folk Group)
From: GUEST,E by Gum
Date: 23 Jan 10 - 02:38 PM

You still see their ghastly LPs in folk bins all over the North West (several today in a collectors market in Blackpool Winter Garden) got up in the sort of nostalgic mawkishness that has made folk the cultural pariah it is today. They & their noxious ilk served as the inspiration for Half a Shilling from Phoenix Nights:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uSGtRoEQYA


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Subject: RE: Five Penny/Fivepenny Piece (English Folk Group)
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Feb 12 - 02:10 PM


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Subject: RE: Five Penny/Fivepenny Piece (English Folk Group)
From: GUEST,George
Date: 20 Jul 12 - 05:23 PM

The Sam Hill book mentions my distant relative Morris Yacoby as being in the original song. Do you know any one who has the original lyrics?


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Subject: RE: Five Penny/Fivepenny Piece (English Folk Group)
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 20 Jul 12 - 05:32 PM

I liked them, although I can see they might induce cultural cringe in their compatriots.


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