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Jackie and Bridie Song Books

GUEST,Tunesmith 13 Apr 08 - 01:58 PM
GUEST,Tunesmith 13 Apr 08 - 02:02 PM
Nick 13 Apr 08 - 07:57 PM
GUEST,Joe Moran 14 Apr 08 - 10:07 AM
kytrad (Jean Ritchie) 14 Apr 08 - 06:11 PM
Mr Happy 30 May 08 - 05:03 AM
GUEST,Dave_ 30 May 08 - 11:06 AM
Bernard 30 May 08 - 11:51 AM
GUEST,jim bainbridge 23 Jun 20 - 08:57 AM
GUEST,Ray 23 Jun 20 - 12:38 PM
John MacKenzie 23 Jun 20 - 01:29 PM
GUEST,Derek Schofield 23 Jun 20 - 03:17 PM
GUEST,colin dully 12 Feb 21 - 10:07 PM
GUEST,Peter Cripps 13 Feb 21 - 09:16 AM
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Subject: Jackie and Bridie Song Books
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 13 Apr 08 - 01:58 PM

I see someone is selling two Jackie and Bridie Song Books ( Liverpool folk singing duo) on Ebay UK.

Link to Ebay items


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Subject: RE: Jackie and Bridie Song Books
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 13 Apr 08 - 02:02 PM

That link didn't seem to work. I'll try again. Of course, typing in "Jackie and Bridie" in the Ebay search will bring up the items.

Ebay Link


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Subject: RE: Jackie and Bridie Song Books
From: Nick
Date: 13 Apr 08 - 07:57 PM

I have the second one but have no idea where it came from. I'll have to watch with interest to see if it will make me rich :)

Jacqui came and sang in our local pub a few years ago as she is a friend of some people we know who invited her along.


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Subject: RE: Jackie and Bridie Song Books
From: GUEST,Joe Moran
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 10:07 AM

I used to think they were pretty good. Interesting repertoire and good singing. I believe one of them, Bridie I believe, died a while back.


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Subject: RE: Jackie and Bridie Song Books
From: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 06:11 PM

Jacqui and Bridie have been our friends for many years- they always had an East Coast tour each fall, and either began or finished their trip at our house and we'd get them to Kennedy Airport when their stay was over. Jacqui began her career as a singer when she was a young girl, as the "girl singer" with the Spinners, and was their star for some time. She then went on her own, and met Bridie when they were both teaching school. They began singing duets here and there, then teamed up as, "Jacqui and Bridie," and were extremely popular and successful in the beginnings and right on through the "Folk Revival" years. Their records, CDs and books are here in our shelves.

Bridie died of cancer several years ago; Jacqui has continued to do solo tours until two or three years ago. Her friend Lynn travelled with her on these trips, and occasionally joined in a few songs with her. They always call us via phone at least every Thanksgiving, and their last call was an apology for not coming that year (2007), as Jacqui was in poor health. I have emailed them recently but no answer has come yet- I hope they're well.

Jacqui and Bridie were I feel were important voices on the British folk scene of their musical years. They always ran a coffee house, at whatever community in which they lived through that time- gave good music, education, and fun to many, and jobs to hundreds of other singers. They knew much about English songs, folklore history, customs, folk performers and folklorists. Loved dogs, flowers, people, jokes and funny stories,travelling, and above all, loved folks, and music.


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Subject: RE: Jackie and Bridie Song Books
From: Mr Happy
Date: 30 May 08 - 05:03 AM

More here: http://www.jacquiandbridie.com/about.htm


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Subject: RE: Jackie and Bridie Song Books
From: GUEST,Dave_
Date: 30 May 08 - 11:06 AM

They toured W Germany in the early seventies to the forces bases,I was just realising I loved the folk scene and it was a pleasure watching and hearing them in full flow at Herford Folk Club...fond memories


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Subject: RE: Jackie and Bridie Song Books
From: Bernard
Date: 30 May 08 - 11:51 AM

I still have their 'Hello Friend' album on both vinyl and cassette. The album title is from the Peggy Seeger song of the same name, but the version of the song isn't the one Peggy claimed to have written much later with watered-down lyrics!! The album is mid-70s, but I think Peggy lists the song as being written in 1992.

Jacqui occasionally gigs with Hughie Jones - she is an ex-member of The Spinners (Liverpool, not Detroit!).

Which reminds me... does anyone know how Hughie is since the removal of one of his lungs?


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Subject: RE: Jackie and Bridie Song Books
From: GUEST,jim bainbridge
Date: 23 Jun 20 - 08:57 AM

What a delight to hear the voice of Jacqui McDonald this morning on
BBC Radio 4's 'You & Yours' (last few minutes -about 12.50)
It's a consumer programme & a phone-in - unlikely maybe but she sang a grand little song about Covid 19 bubbles.
For those unaware of Jacqui & Bridie, there's a a fine tribute to them from Jean Ritchie, no less, at the start of this thread 12 years ago.

I have happy memories of their regular visits to the Marsden Inn folk club in the 60s- always great fun, unpretentious entertainment!

Probably not up to current perceptions of folk music, but different days & great to hear her again.


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Subject: RE: Jackie and Bridie Song Books
From: GUEST,Ray
Date: 23 Jun 20 - 12:38 PM

They had a particular following back in the 70s. I remember playing their club in Liverpool back then; it was in some old church hall. At the end of the night they asked us back to their place for coffee. There were as many people there as had been in the club.


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Subject: RE: Jackie and Bridie Song Books
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 23 Jun 20 - 01:29 PM

Yes Jim, I heard the radio thing today, and didn't know till then that Jacqui sang with the Spinners in days gone by. I loved their Humber Bridge song.


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Subject: RE: Jackie and Bridie Song Books
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield
Date: 23 Jun 20 - 03:17 PM

Heard that as well. Growing up in Liverpool, I often went to see Jackie and bridie as well as the spinners. I heard her talking and thought... I know that voice!
Derek


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Subject: RE: Jackie and Bridie Song Books
From: GUEST,colin dully
Date: 12 Feb 21 - 10:07 PM

in the 60s they had a club at the mill street mission in mill street , where i saw hamish imlack and many others , but it was dry and in the interval we would all dive out to the great eastern ( or was the great western) for a quick few? pints .I used to love Bridie's laugh


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Subject: RE: Jackie and Bridie Song Books
From: GUEST,Peter Cripps
Date: 13 Feb 21 - 09:16 AM

Humber Bridge was my very very favourite!


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