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Stan Ellison - where is he now?

Stokey Folkie 16 Mar 08 - 06:39 PM
Geoff the Duck 17 Mar 08 - 05:58 AM
GUEST,Ray 17 Mar 08 - 12:05 PM
Stokey Folkie 17 Mar 08 - 05:39 PM
GUEST,Neil Torbett 17 Apr 08 - 04:46 AM
GUEST,Stan Ellison 26 Apr 08 - 10:21 AM
Les in Chorlton 26 Apr 08 - 12:18 PM
GUEST,blinddrunkal 10 Sep 10 - 10:34 AM
blinddrunkal 10 Sep 10 - 12:08 PM
Mr Happy 24 Mar 11 - 08:13 AM
GUEST,Phil gray 14 Mar 15 - 05:36 PM
GUEST,Stan Ellison 17 Mar 15 - 01:58 AM
Les in Chorlton 17 Mar 15 - 10:55 AM
GUEST,Emily 17 Mar 15 - 12:32 PM
GUEST,Stan Ellison 18 Mar 15 - 07:45 AM
Les in Chorlton 18 Mar 15 - 08:25 AM
GUEST 18 Mar 15 - 09:44 AM
Les in Chorlton 18 Mar 15 - 10:16 AM
GUEST,dermot 08 Jul 15 - 11:21 AM
GUEST,Stan 08 Jul 15 - 11:26 AM
GUEST,Dermot 31 Jul 15 - 05:31 PM
GUEST,Stan Ellison 31 Jul 15 - 06:24 PM
GUEST,Tony Mannion 08 Feb 18 - 05:32 PM
GUEST,Stan Ellison 10 Feb 18 - 03:44 PM
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Subject: Stan Ellison
From: Stokey Folkie
Date: 16 Mar 08 - 06:39 PM

I was taught folk guitar by Stan Ellison in Manchester over 20 years ago, and I often wonder where he is now and if he's still performing. He was a great singer and incredible guitarist, wrote or at least arranged 'July Wakes' (Threads, passim) and recorded with Lea Nicholson (they are both credited for 'Song For a Dead Mole' on the Scarborough Fair folk compilation cd of a year or two back). Other than that, no trace... Would be good to know if he's still about. Incidentally, my virtuosity on the guitar plateau'd at the exact point I stopped taking lessons from him, so I could probably do with paying him for a couple more...


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 17 Mar 08 - 05:58 AM

I just did a search of past mudcat threads and the name has been mentioned several times as writing the music for July Wakes. Nobody appeared to actually know him, but there are new members all the time, so maybe you will have better luck now.
One suggestion made was to try e-mailing Mike Harding's folk programme on the chance that Harding might have known him at the time he recorded July Wakes.
Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: GUEST,Ray
Date: 17 Mar 08 - 12:05 PM

I've often wondered what happened to "Black" Stan. Not seen him in years. I assume Mike would remember him they were from the same era. I seem to remember he made a living as a scaffolder?
Ray


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: Stokey Folkie
Date: 17 Mar 08 - 05:39 PM

Thanks. The Mike Harding route is a good call...


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: GUEST,Neil Torbett
Date: 17 Apr 08 - 04:46 AM

I was very close to Stan during the 70's when I lived in Whalley Range in Manchester. I was at the Transatlantic sessions with him and Lea, and was part of the chorus on the inimitable "God bless the unemployed"(my one and only claim to fame). Stan taught me just about all I know about folk guitar. He was an amazing musician. Practiced 10 hours a day till his fingers bled!! Wrote some brilliant songs which one day I hope will be heard again. We had some amazing times together. I moved away and lost touch but last thing I heard was he was still alive and kicking musical ass in Beswick? Manchester. I'd love to meet up with him again, he was an inspiration. Good on yer Stan.


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: GUEST,Stan Ellison
Date: 26 Apr 08 - 10:21 AM

Hi folks. I'm alive and well, living in Manchester. You can contact me at stan.ellison@virgin.net


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 26 Apr 08 - 12:18 PM

Stan perhaps you could be tempted to drop in on Chorlton Folk Club?

Every Thursday at the Cricket Club on Ellesmere Road or the First Wednesday Singaround at the Beech on beech Road?

Cheers

Les


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: GUEST,blinddrunkal
Date: 10 Sep 10 - 10:34 AM

Is Stan Ellison the same "Black Stan" who used to play in The Cross Keys on Broad Street Salford - a heavy beard ('though he often wore aftershave)- I last met him, clean shaven, in The Salutation with his guitar "pupil" Dave Scott..... oh and he fell off his stool too.


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: blinddrunkal
Date: 10 Sep 10 - 12:08 PM

didn't think I was a "guest" - thought I'd moved in!


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 24 Mar 11 - 08:13 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QI9MzZaqAW4


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: GUEST,Phil gray
Date: 14 Mar 15 - 05:36 PM

I played, along with Stan and other musicians, at an old folks home in South Manchester in about 1969 or 70. My strongest memory is of one of the old guys shouting "when's the bingo?" In the gap between songs. We all went back to Dave Bullock's house and jammed for hours. Stan taught me to play 'Ain't She Sweet' and I got to play his ancient and war torn Gibson. A great picker.


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: GUEST,Stan Ellison
Date: 17 Mar 15 - 01:58 AM

Hi. I remember selling that old Gibson to a friend called Phil all those years ago. Was that you? If so do you still have it and could I buy it back? From what I know now it probably needs a neck reset and a replacement bridge. Still I never got a better guitar.


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 17 Mar 15 - 10:55 AM

Hi Stan, you dropped in at The Dulcimer in Chorlton last year. We are back in the Beech for now - it would be good to see you again Stan and hear that amazing mando-guitar that you brought.

Best wishes
pp The Beech Band

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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: GUEST,Emily
Date: 17 Mar 15 - 12:32 PM

i'm very curious too ;)












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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: GUEST,Stan Ellison
Date: 18 Mar 15 - 07:45 AM

Hi Les.

It's back to Wednesdays too isn't it? I've been waiting until it gets a bit warmer and rumour has it that the Beech gets a bit crowded and the natives aren't always friendly. Is it true?


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 18 Mar 15 - 08:25 AM

Hi Stan, we are back in the Beech on Wednesdays. We are in the Snug but it was only crowded on the night of our 6th Birthday of tunes - around 40 people turned up and the staff were a bit harassed. It's a great little room in a great little pub - give it a go as soon as you can

Songs 1st & 3rd, tunes 2nd & 4th


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Mar 15 - 09:44 AM

So it's songs tonight and tunes next week? If it's not bad weather I'll try next week.


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 18 Mar 15 - 10:16 AM

Xlnt


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: GUEST,dermot
Date: 08 Jul 15 - 11:21 AM

Back in 1982 I use to have guitar lessons from Stan. He was, and I am sure still is, a simply marvellous musician. I was far to shy to play in front of him which was just fine as I got to listen to him for much of the lesson - the best gig in town! Hope you are well Stan and thanks for the encouragement and brilliant lessons.
dermot, kery, ireland.


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: GUEST,Stan
Date: 08 Jul 15 - 11:26 AM

Hi Dermot. Nice to hear from you. Send me a PM with your Email and I'll get in touch.

Stan


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: GUEST,Dermot
Date: 31 Jul 15 - 05:31 PM

Hi Stan, Tried your email address at Virgin but the message failed. Here's mine dbronder@fastmail.fm


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: GUEST,Stan Ellison
Date: 31 Jul 15 - 06:24 PM

Hi Dermot, email sent.

Cheers

Stan


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: GUEST,Tony Mannion
Date: 08 Feb 18 - 05:32 PM

Stan, where are ya,?. I sang the 'Magpie' in a session de udder night in Nuts Ford . And it went down a bomb! Jeez I'd give a lot to meet you again, Anton Mannion. (Still gigging)


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: GUEST,Stan Ellison
Date: 10 Feb 18 - 03:44 PM

Hi Tony. It's been a long time. It's good to hear you are still gigging.

I've not gigged for some years now but I'm still playing. I might get out again when it gets warmer.

Cheers

Stan


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