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Joe Kerins Memorial Day

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Fred McCormick 18 Dec 07 - 08:21 AM
GUEST,Brian Peters 18 Dec 07 - 02:12 PM
GUEST,Mike O'Leary-Johns 18 Dec 07 - 04:15 PM
Fred McCormick 19 Dec 07 - 07:02 AM
John Routledge 02 Jan 08 - 07:38 PM
GUEST,The black belt caterpillar wrestler 03 Jan 08 - 07:44 AM
Fred McCormick 06 Jan 08 - 04:47 AM
Fred McCormick 06 Jan 08 - 05:44 AM
Alio 06 Jan 08 - 06:37 AM
Fred McCormick 06 Jan 08 - 09:42 AM
GUEST,Noreen 07 Jan 08 - 07:29 AM
Vin2 07 Jan 08 - 09:58 AM
Fred McCormick 08 Jan 08 - 11:57 AM
Fred McCormick 16 Jan 08 - 11:12 AM
Brian Peters 17 Jan 08 - 12:15 PM
Fred McCormick 18 Jan 08 - 04:15 AM
Fred McCormick 21 Jan 08 - 12:08 PM
Fred McCormick 29 Jan 08 - 03:51 AM
treaties1 29 Jan 08 - 10:19 AM
Fred McCormick 29 Jan 08 - 01:46 PM
GUEST,Guest 30 Jan 08 - 04:39 PM
GUEST,mike c 03 Feb 08 - 03:55 PM
Fred McCormick 08 Feb 08 - 06:25 AM
John Routledge 10 Feb 08 - 09:47 AM
Fred McCormick 10 Feb 08 - 10:44 AM
GUEST,Mike O'Leary-Johns 11 Feb 08 - 07:27 AM
Noreen 12 Feb 08 - 10:24 AM
Fred McCormick 13 Feb 08 - 09:22 AM
GUEST,Noreen 15 Feb 08 - 02:26 PM
Brian Peters 15 Feb 08 - 02:53 PM
Les in Chorlton 16 Feb 08 - 03:29 AM
Fred McCormick 16 Feb 08 - 04:44 AM
Les in Chorlton 16 Feb 08 - 07:14 AM
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Fred McCormick 17 Feb 08 - 06:21 AM
Fred McCormick 17 Feb 08 - 08:59 AM
treaties1 17 Feb 08 - 11:17 AM
John Routledge 17 Feb 08 - 04:10 PM
Noreen 17 Feb 08 - 05:40 PM
GUEST,The black belt caterpillar wrestler 18 Feb 08 - 07:36 AM
GUEST,Bendle 18 Feb 08 - 02:27 PM
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Subject: Joe Kerins Memorial Day
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 18 Dec 07 - 08:21 AM

A grand charity memorial day is being planned for Joe Kerins, who tragically died a few months ago. See Obit: Joe Kerrins (Sept 2007)

The event will take place on Saturday February 16th at the Irish World Heritage Centre, 10 Queens Road, off Cheetham Hill Rd., Manchester, M8 8UF. TEL 0161 205 4007. http://www.iwhc.com/

The proceedings will start at 2pm and will include

-        Afternoon Singaround and music session
-        Grand Irish buffet/evening meal
-        Evening Céilí with songspots. Caller Geoff Miller
-        Monster raffle of donated prizes.

Tickets are £10-00 and admission will be by ticket only. Children will be welcome free.

Important. ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT WILL BE DONATED TO THE BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION.

Tickets are available on receipt of SAE and payment from

Fred McCormick,
2 Orchard Grange,
Moreton,
Wirral,
Merseyside,
CH46 6DZ.
TEL 0151 678 6311
Fredamhran@aol.com

Or

Keith Scowcroft,
8 Brent House,
Enfield Close,
Halliwell,
Bolton,
BL1 3UA.
01204 361573
07960 351066

Tickets can also be bought from The Irish World Heritage Centre, either in person or over the phone. The Centre can take credit cards, but can't handle postal payments. So please do not send any SAEs to them.

Joe was a marvellous bloke, a mighty singer, and a great friend to me and to an awful lot of other people, and he was one of the most warm hearted characters I have ever met. This is a unique opportunity to remember Joe as he would surely have wanted to be remembered, and to raise a substantial sum of money for a cause of which he would have whole heartedly approved.


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Subject: RE: Joe Kerins Memorial Day
From: GUEST,Brian Peters
Date: 18 Dec 07 - 02:12 PM

Damn, I will be working at the other end of the country that day. Your last paragraph says everything I would like to have said about Joe. I will be sending my donation.


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Subject: RE: Joe Kerins Memorial Day
From: GUEST,Mike O'Leary-Johns
Date: 18 Dec 07 - 04:15 PM

Yes it will be a fitting way to remember The Man and The Singer.
He left a lasting impression on everyone who knew him.
So lets make it one to match his memory.Mike.


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Subject: RE: Joe Kerins Memorial Day
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 19 Dec 07 - 07:02 AM

Brian,

Anyone who can't make it but wants to donate anyway is more than welcome. Please send either to me or Keith Scowcroft.

Fred.


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Subject: RE: Joe Kerins Memorial Day
From: John Routledge
Date: 02 Jan 08 - 07:38 PM

Refresh as we are now in 2008.Those of you who don't yet have tickets pl see above.


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Subject: RE: Joe Kerins Memorial Day
From: GUEST,The black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 03 Jan 08 - 07:44 AM

I followed through the link on the first posting and had a look at the programme of events. It shows the 16th Feb as being a fund raiser OK, but says it is free admission. Perhaps someone should contact them or there will be some surprised people about when they are asked to pay for admission.


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Subject: RE: Joe Kerins Memorial Day
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 06 Jan 08 - 04:47 AM

Thanks to BBCW for pointing that one out. I'll get on the the IWHC and point out the error.

Thanks also to John Routledge for refreshing the page. I was just about to do so, which is how I came to see BBCW's news.


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Subject: RE: Joe Kerins Memorial Day
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 06 Jan 08 - 05:44 AM

And just to clarify the situation, admission is £10-00.


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Subject: RE: Joe Kerins Memorial Day
From: Alio
Date: 06 Jan 08 - 06:37 AM

I've been telling listeners via Sounds of Folk, so I'll make sure it's clear.

Ali


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Subject: RE: Joe Kerins Memorial Day
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 06 Jan 08 - 09:42 AM

Thanks Alio. The Centre has now been notified of the problem and they said they'll put it right ASAP.


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Subject: RE: Joe Kerins Memorial Day
From: GUEST,Noreen
Date: 07 Jan 08 - 07:29 AM

The website also doesn't mention that the fundraiser is in memory of Joe Kerins.


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Subject: RE: Joe Kerins Memorial Day
From: Vin2
Date: 07 Jan 08 - 09:58 AM

Only recently heard of the sad passing of Joe. Didn't know him personally but saw him many times over the years singing his ballads and songs from Ireland. Very friendly to talk to. RIP Joe. Hope to make the memorial gig at the Irish Centre.


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Subject: RE: Joe Kerins Memorial Day
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 11:57 AM

Noreen "The website also doesn't mention that the fundraiser is in memory of Joe Kerins"

They've fixed the problem over the stated admission fee, but the site still doesn't say anything about Joe. However, the Centre has been extremely good to us over this do, so I don't feel inclined to go bothering them again. Just take it that's the event for Joe.


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Subject: RE: Joe Kerins Memorial Day
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 16 Jan 08 - 11:12 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Joe Kerins Memorial Day
From: Brian Peters
Date: 17 Jan 08 - 12:15 PM

Just putting my cheque in the envelope now. A small tribute to Joe, and I'm sorry I can't be there.


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Subject: RE: Joe Kerins Memorial Day
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 18 Jan 08 - 04:15 AM

Brian,

Many thanks. I've had a couple of people send donations in absentia (or whatever). It's a nice gesture and a measure of how highly Joe was thought of. And of course it all helps to swell the coffers of the British Heart Foundation.

All the best,

Fred.


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Subject: RE: Joe Kerins Memorial Day
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 21 Jan 08 - 12:08 PM

Brian,

Your cheque arrived this morning. Many thanks. Glad to hear you're enjoying Worlds of Trad. My listenership could be fairly defined as small but possessing exquisite taste.


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Subject: RE: Joe Kerins Memorial Day
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 29 Jan 08 - 03:51 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Joe Kerins Memorial Day
From: treaties1
Date: 29 Jan 08 - 10:19 AM

Thanks Fred, Ticket received safely today
Theresa T


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Subject: RE: Joe Kerins Memorial Day
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 29 Jan 08 - 01:46 PM

Excellent. Se ya there.


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Subject: RE: Joe Kerins Memorial Day
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 30 Jan 08 - 04:39 PM

You were all far too polite. I sent an email to the Irish Centre and the website now lists a day for Joe. I wish you all a wonderful time and trust you to do the lovely Joe proud


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Subject: RE: Joe Kerins Memorial Day
From: GUEST,mike c
Date: 03 Feb 08 - 03:55 PM

I have noticed that many references to Joe on the net use the mis-spelling, 'Joe Kerrins'; so I have sent this e-mail so that your page will appear on searches using that spelling.


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Subject: RE: Joe Kerins Memorial Day
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 08 Feb 08 - 06:25 AM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Joe Kerins Memorial Day
From: John Routledge
Date: 10 Feb 08 - 09:47 AM

See some of you at 2PM sharp on Saturday. The venue is large enough to cater for those of you who won't know if they can attend until the last minute.

The music and song will be awesome!!!


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Subject: RE: Joe Kerins Memorial Day
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 10 Feb 08 - 10:44 AM

Yes and yes. We should have no difficulty in accommodating any last minute arrivals


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Subject: RE: Joe Kerins Memorial Day
From: GUEST,Mike O'Leary-Johns
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 07:27 AM

I am looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday.
Thinking of all those who will be there ; It will be A GREAT day of Song and Music.
I am sure Joe would approve of such a feast of good music.
                                              Mike.


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Subject: RE: Joe Kerins Memorial Day
From: Noreen
Date: 12 Feb 08 - 10:24 AM

See you all there.


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Subject: RE: Joe Kerins Memorial Day
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 13 Feb 08 - 09:22 AM

Just to let people know that the World Heritage Irish Centre have now sold all the tickets they were allocated. However, I stil have some left, as does Keith Scowcroft. If you want to reserve places call me on 0151 678 6311, or Keith on 01204 361573. Otherwise you'll be welcome to just come along on the day.


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Subject: RE: Joe Kerins Memorial Day
From: GUEST,Noreen
Date: 15 Feb 08 - 02:26 PM

Looking forward to a good sing for Joe tomorrow


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Subject: RE: Joe Kerins Memorial Day
From: Brian Peters
Date: 15 Feb 08 - 02:53 PM

Go for it Noreen. And all of you.


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Subject: RE: Joe Kerins Memorial Day
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 16 Feb 08 - 03:29 AM

Would it be possible for people attending to sign a book of condolences with contact details? These kinds of things can be a real treasure and make future gatherings of like-minded singers much easier to pull together.

Best wishes

Les Jones


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Subject: RE: Joe Kerins Memorial Day
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 16 Feb 08 - 04:44 AM

Good point. Something I hadn't thought of. I'll see if we can cook something up in the next four hours and tenty seven minutes.


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Subject: RE: Joe Kerins Memorial Day
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 16 Feb 08 - 07:14 AM

Sorry Fred,I should have thought of it earlier
Les


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Subject: RE: Joe Kerins Memorial Day
From: 8_Pints
Date: 16 Feb 08 - 06:22 PM

Many thanks to Fred & "Scowie" for organising such a wonderful event for Joe.

It seems to have been much appreciated by his friends & family.

Bob vG


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Subject: RE: Joe Kerins Memorial Day
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 17 Feb 08 - 06:21 AM

Well, we didn't get the numbers we were expecting. Turned out the Irish Centre hadn't sold their entire allocation after all. They merely thought they had. Even so a grand time was had by all. The centre laid on an excellent buffet, there was some superb singing. The musicians gave stirling support to the dancers. There were many fond reminiscences of Joe. And Scowie and Geoff did a great job of running the day, as did Joe's grandchildren in looking after the raffle. Most important of all, once the meal was paid for, we were left with five hundred quid for the British heart Foundation.

Many thanks to all who took part. I think Joe would have approved.


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Subject: RE: Joe Kerins Memorial Day
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 17 Feb 08 - 08:59 AM

A quick correction to the above. The five hundred pounds surplus was the figure I was given last night, and represented the approximate difference between the door take and what we were left with after the meal had been paid for.

In fact, we also had the take for the raffle, plus money raised from the sale of some of Joe's books, plus several donations. After the cost of the meal has been deducted, and the cost of printing the tickets, we have eight hundred and seventy six pounds and forty four pence to pass on to the BHF.

I feel quite delighted with my little self, and with everyone else who was there.


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Subject: RE: Joe Kerins Memorial Day
From: treaties1
Date: 17 Feb 08 - 11:17 AM

A fitting tribute to Joe it was a great occasion and a superb fundraiser. Congratulations and many thanks for the great organisation, Fred and Scowie, and volunteers that all helped to make it such a special event.
Theresa


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Subject: RE: Joe Kerins Memorial Day
From: John Routledge
Date: 17 Feb 08 - 04:10 PM

Thanks for the update Fred. A great contribution indeed.

Joe's family took great comfort and pleasure from meeting some of the many people who knew Joe outside his "Family" life.

I will remember the night as a very fond farewell.


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Subject: RE: Joe Kerins Memorial Day
From: Noreen
Date: 17 Feb 08 - 05:40 PM

Joe would have loved it all.

We started with a singaround interspersed with happy memories of Joe from his various 'homes', including the Jolly Angler, the Unicorn, Dungworth, the National Folk Festival and Limbrick. It took over three hours to get once round the room, with some wonderful stories and singing.

A splendid Irish Stew (accomanied by some very good Guinness from the bar)was followed by a few dances called by Geoff and played for by a VERY scratch band- which sounded even better when I escaped from the stage to dance :0)

Then the grand raffle, and a few more songs and lots more sharing of happy memories of Joe, his love of life, family, friends and singing.

It was lovely to meet Joe's family, who were so pleased to see us all there.

We won't forget you, Joe.


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Subject: RE: Joe Kerins Memorial Day
From: GUEST,The black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 18 Feb 08 - 07:36 AM

I expect that it sounded better to you Noreen because you didn't have the bass side of my Anglo in your ear any more!
I hope that we were not too off putting for the dancers, but seeing that we had three sets up for some of the dances it can't have been completely awfull.

It was nice to hear the various stories about Joe and to learn more about someone who I had first met only a few years ago. I deeply regret that there was not time for our friendship to continue.


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Subject: RE: Joe Kerins Memorial Day
From: GUEST,Bendle
Date: 18 Feb 08 - 02:27 PM

Well done to Scowie & Fred, a cracking day and a fitting tribute to Joe.


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Subject: Joe Kerins Memorial day
From: GUEST,Mike O'Leary-Johns
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 12:48 PM

FROM SCOWIE ..............
This event held at the Irish World Heritage Centre Manchester,on the 16th of feb was a huge success.
The day was opened and blessed by Joe's Parish Priest,father david,who the enlivened the the singaround with a Bob Dylan Song.It was a session of rare quality,and produced many anecdotes of Joe and his times.
Then to the accompaniment of the pipes,followed the the Grand Irish Buffet Meal{and grand it was too!} complete with Guiness so thick
" you could trot a pony on the head" all reinforcing that Nations reputation for hospitality,writ large.
After a suitable interval came the "Giant Raffle" of donated prizes,an enormous affair.then a sale of Joe's own collection of Song Books, at knock down prices...since his family insisted they go to appreciative homes,within the Folk Song World.
As a result of both the above ,many returned home with a bargain,a momento or a prize.
We were then ready for the Ceili.Our Scratch Band revealeed itself to be a marvellous thing and wonders were performed under the direction of "master Caller...Geoff Miller, proving himself to be at the very top of his trade.
The Evening concluded with a final "Sing" to see us home.
I and Joe's Family would like to thank the Irish Centre, all who were involved and all who attended, particularly "my Comrades of the Fireside Fusiliers" who rallied to the Bugle magnificently.
Joe's Grandchildren were a delight the whole day through [ Joe would have been proud of them]. Their efforts with the raffle meant that a Creditable Sum was raised for the British Heart Foundation.

In Total £894.41 has been passed on to them.

   JOE " was There , and His Smile reached down to everyone of us.
             GRATEFUL THANKS,
                                  SLAINTE ,
                                             SCOWIE .

    All I can add is WELL DONE SCOWIE.....................


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Subject: RE: Joe Kerins Memorial day
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 28 Feb 08 - 11:31 AM

John Bentham of Traditions at the Tiger in Nottingham has written a very nice account of the day for the Tiger newsletter. If anyone would like a copy of John's article, please PM me with your email address.


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Subject: RE: Joe Kerins Memorial Day
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Aug 15 - 08:59 PM

Just refresh - For Joe X


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