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The Broadside Folk Group

Tim Leaning 26 Oct 08 - 01:11 PM
Sooz 26 Oct 08 - 04:01 PM
Tim Leaning 26 Oct 08 - 04:18 PM
Mrs Banjiman 26 Oct 08 - 05:24 PM
The Villan 26 Oct 08 - 05:50 PM
Mrs Banjiman 26 Oct 08 - 05:59 PM
GUEST,Derek Schofield 26 Oct 08 - 06:04 PM
GUEST,Pete Sumner 26 Oct 08 - 06:57 PM
Backwoodsman 27 Oct 08 - 09:02 AM
Tim Leaning 27 Oct 08 - 07:14 PM
Sooz 28 Oct 08 - 04:27 AM
Tim Leaning 28 Oct 08 - 03:00 PM
GUEST 09 Jan 09 - 07:59 PM
Sooz 10 Jan 09 - 04:00 AM
SPB-Cooperator 10 Jan 09 - 06:07 AM
GUEST,Peter Wardle 04 Feb 09 - 07:42 PM
Tim Leaning 05 Feb 09 - 01:22 AM
RolyH 05 Feb 09 - 03:00 AM
Sooz 05 Feb 09 - 04:16 AM
GUEST,Ruth Andrews 09 Jun 12 - 05:09 PM
Arthur_itus 09 Jun 12 - 05:50 PM
GUEST,Ruth--------------------- 09 Jun 12 - 05:56 PM
Arthur_itus 09 Jun 12 - 06:18 PM
Peter K (Fionn) 09 Jun 12 - 09:49 PM
Arthur_itus 10 Jun 12 - 04:09 AM
GUEST,Gy Morris man 10 Jun 12 - 05:20 AM
Arthur_itus 10 Jun 12 - 06:38 AM
GUEST,gy morris man 10 Jun 12 - 07:17 AM
squeezeboxhp 10 Jun 12 - 07:18 AM
GUEST,Pete Sumner 11 Jun 12 - 12:49 AM
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Subject: The Broadside Folk Group
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 01:11 PM

Feeling very pleased today despite numerous miserable things happening this year.
Because dah dah dah dadadahhh!
A nice chap called Gordon has given us an LP
By
The Broadside Folk Group
"A collection of Catchpennies"
The Group members are listed as:- John Conolly,Bill Meek,Pete Mundey,Brian Dawson and Tom Smith.
Track list
Gloucestershire Wassail;Song of Wandering Angus;Seasons Round;Jigs and Reels;Lumpers Song;Rocks of Bawn;Lish Young Buy a Broom;The Dogger Bank;Fiddlers Green;Three Score and Ten;Rigs of The Time;Sailors Song;Curragh of Kildare;The Broadside Man and Lark in the Morning.
Just listened through this Album (having rushed out and purchased an actual Turntable!)and it is bloody great!
I know Mr Conolly is still out there working the pubs and clubs and Have had the pleasure of meeting Mr Dawson.
So to them and the other members of this Group,Thank you for the great music and it still sounds fresh and full of life today.
The date on the cover says May 12 1970 and the labeling seems to be done by hand.
Its realy a very lovely thing to have.
Maybe someone who knows these chaps could pass this on to them please.
Cheers


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Subject: RE: The Broadside Folk Group
From: Sooz
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 04:01 PM

Brian Dawson will be our guest at Corringham Village Hall on 22nd November - Lincolnshire Supper, Songs and Stories. Can I sell you a ticket?


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Subject: RE: The Broadside Folk Group
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 04:18 PM

OOOh I think we may want two.
Is it a Saturdaisy?
Or a weekerdaisy?
How much? what time?How drunk? DO we need instruments?
Do you think he would auto graph this record etc.
Got any Veggie grub?
How do you get your lips so ruby red?
Is mike as handsome first thing inthe morning?
Sounds lovely if we can make it mate.


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Subject: RE: The Broadside Folk Group
From: Mrs Banjiman
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 05:24 PM

Tim,

Strangely I've got this ablum as well......as well as another Broadside recording.

The rumour was that The Broadside "nicked" Brian Dawson from a band my Dad was in.......when I asked J.C. (No not that one, John Conolly) about this a few months ago, he didn't deny it!

Cheers

Paul


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Subject: RE: The Broadside Folk Group
From: The Villan
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 05:50 PM

John Conolly and Bill Meek did a spot at Faldingworth Live about a year ago. Bill doesn't get out singing much these days.
I used to give a lift to Tom Smith when Market Rasen Folk Club was at Walesby and he did attend Faldingworth Live in the early days, but he was having great difficulties enjoying the music through being partially deaf and stopped coming along. I still see Tom from time to time in Market Rasen
However, Tom Smith & Brian Dawson can be seen regularly at the Reely Grim Folk Dance Club at the Blacksmiths Arms in Rothwell, near Caistor. http://beehive.thisisgrimsby.co.uk/default.asp?WCI=SiteHome&ID=9525&PageID=52931

I took a photo of Tom & Brian on the 21st Feb 2006 (blimey was it that long ago). If you go to this link and scroll down to the bottom right hand corner, you will see that picture. You will also notice a mudcatter in the bottom left hand picture called Banjo Flower.
There are also pictures of Dave & Julie Evardson
http://www.flickr.com/photos/16655814@N04/page2/


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Subject: RE: The Broadside Folk Group
From: Mrs Banjiman
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 05:59 PM

oooooh, just realised I'm on Wendy's laptop!

Paul


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Subject: RE: The Broadside Folk Group
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 06:04 PM

John Conolly was singing at Derby Folk festival on Saturday (yesterday!) as a late addition to the programme.
Derek


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Subject: RE: The Broadside Folk Group
From: GUEST,Pete Sumner
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 06:57 PM

Congratulations on getting a real gem....
I had the distinct pleasure of seeing these guys play every week at the Grimsby Folk Song Club from around 1968.....
I got the album back then and almost wore it out!
Pete Mundey moved to Germany in the early 70's and passed away a few years later.
Mike Lee, who had sung with the "Graingers" joined the band as a replacement and he passed away later that decade.
Tom Smith and Brian Dawson passed on, by osmosis, their many tunes and traditional songs and Bill and John were and are my songwriting heroes.

They were amazing 'live' and Bills introductions to the songs and unsuspecting floor singers was legendary....He once introduced me as Grimsby's answer to the Post Office Tower (I'm 6'4"....or at least I was back then).

I feel I had a wonderful apprenticeship with these guys and will always be grateful for their kindness towards this spotty guitar player who thought he could play "Anji".


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Subject: RE: The Broadside Folk Group
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 27 Oct 08 - 09:02 AM

Didn't we all, Pete, didn't we all! :-)


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Subject: RE: The Broadside Folk Group
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 27 Oct 08 - 07:14 PM

Thanks V looking at the photo I realise that the real nice guy I was chatting too outside the realygrim was Tom Smith.
Re pete and John DI you ever get to the end of Anji?
I would still love to be able to play it just for meself.
Trouble is I "invent" things that arent in it.
ok GO WRONG A LOT.


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Subject: RE: The Broadside Folk Group
From: Sooz
Date: 28 Oct 08 - 04:27 AM

Its called improvisation, Tim. All the best musicians do it!


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Subject: RE: The Broadside Folk Group
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 28 Oct 08 - 03:00 PM

And me hmmmmmm maybe there is hope then.


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Subject: RE: The Broadside Folk Group
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Jan 09 - 07:59 PM

I remember those days well. This is Michael Bonner, I uased to run the Gainsborough Folk Club around 1968. How the 'ell are you? MB


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Subject: RE: The Broadside Folk Group
From: Sooz
Date: 10 Jan 09 - 04:00 AM

We're fine - why not come and join us sometime!


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Subject: RE: The Broadside Folk Group
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 10 Jan 09 - 06:07 AM

That could be a good thread - Bill's floor spot intros...


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Subject: RE: The Broadside Folk Group
From: GUEST,Peter Wardle
Date: 04 Feb 09 - 07:42 PM

Last saw the Broadside at the Lifeboat Hotel, home of the Folk Club in the 60's. Still have copy of "Songs from the Stocks". It is unplayable on one side and was wondering if any tracks were available.


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Subject: RE: The Broadside Folk Group
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 05 Feb 09 - 01:22 AM

"oooooh, just realised I'm on Wendy's laptop!"
There are worse places to be Paul:0 ooeerrr Mrs.

Gonna give the record back,been offered some money for it and if it is worth money to thast extent I dont feel right keeping it.
But it is a lovely thing.


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Subject: RE: The Broadside Folk Group
From: RolyH
Date: 05 Feb 09 - 03:00 AM

I got hold of a copy of this album a few years ago. First time I've heard of another copy. I wonder how many were pressed?


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Subject: RE: The Broadside Folk Group
From: Sooz
Date: 05 Feb 09 - 04:16 AM

We have a scratchy version of "Songs from the stocks" which we converted to a CD. Also "The moon shone bright".


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Subject: RE: The Broadside Folk Group
From: GUEST,Ruth Andrews
Date: 09 Jun 12 - 05:09 PM

Hi,

Could you help me please ?

My name's Ruth and for many many years I've been trying to locate an LP record I had in the 70's. I bought it at The Turk's Head Pub, Lincoln on Folk Night.

I'm sure the visiting group was called "Broadside" their music was all fabulous sea shanties.....a lot of them about Grimsby. (Here's to the Grimsby lads out on the trawling........etc) I vaguely remember the record being called something like "Hangman" or Scaffold"

Unfortunately I lent my record to a 'friend' but despite numerous requests never received it back again.

Could you tell me if this is the same "Broadside" and whether it's possible to obtain copies of their early music please ? (Preferably in CD form !)

I'm 68 now and still think of them every time I pass the Turks Head.....alas....not a pub any more but bought by Robert Dorrian
(Lincoln Football Club) who has turned it into flats.

Hoping you can help,
Many thanks,
Take care,
Ruth


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Subject: RE: The Broadside Folk Group
From: Arthur_itus
Date: 09 Jun 12 - 05:50 PM

Ruth
Why don't you send your post above to John Conolly. I am sure he will know and help you. johnconolly@hotmail.com

Don't expect him to reply inmmediately, so just be patient.


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Subject: RE: The Broadside Folk Group
From: GUEST,Ruth---------------------
Date: 09 Jun 12 - 05:56 PM

Thankyou so much "Arthur itus" (love it !!!) I'll do that :0)
Many thanks,
Ruth


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Subject: RE: The Broadside Folk Group
From: Arthur_itus
Date: 09 Jun 12 - 06:18 PM

:-)


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Subject: RE: The Broadside Folk Group
From: Peter K (Fionn)
Date: 09 Jun 12 - 09:49 PM

Best not to publish email addresses in working format A-i. Spelling out the "at" and the "dot" reduces (at least a bit) the risk that they will be picked up by spam machines.


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Subject: RE: The Broadside Folk Group
From: Arthur_itus
Date: 10 Jun 12 - 04:09 AM

It's on his site, so i don't suppose it will make a lot of difference.


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Subject: RE: The Broadside Folk Group
From: GUEST,Gy Morris man
Date: 10 Jun 12 - 05:20 AM

John Conolly is doing a gig in his home town.
http://cleethorpes.parkwaycinemas.co.uk/visInternetTicketing/custParkway.aspx?p=live
That is at the parkway cinema complex.


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Subject: RE: The Broadside Folk Group
From: Arthur_itus
Date: 10 Jun 12 - 06:38 AM

Click on this link and scroll down.

http://cleethorpes.parkwaycinemas.co.uk/visInternetTicketing/(S(oxbvzk55doklcp45b2gdgr45))/custParkway.aspx?p=live


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Subject: RE: The Broadside Folk Group
From: GUEST,gy morris man
Date: 10 Jun 12 - 07:17 AM

Thanks Arthur.


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Subject: RE: The Broadside Folk Group
From: squeezeboxhp
Date: 10 Jun 12 - 07:18 AM

still got a almost mint copy of The Gypsys Wedding Day 10" LP Vynil.
some good tracks on it.


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Subject: RE: The Broadside Folk Group
From: GUEST,Pete Sumner
Date: 11 Jun 12 - 12:49 AM

Hey there Ruth...
I had the great privilege of knowing and occasionally playing with the Broadside, and I later worked with John Conolly as a duo and as part of a four piece band.
The album you refer to, I think, is called "Songs from the Stocks"...you might find a copy on line....or contact some of the Grimsby folks and see if someone can run you off a copy on a disk....Dave Evardson does have some of my collection of old recordings that I left with him....just can't remember if that album is among them.
The album is a great collection of material....and I am not surprised you enjoyed them '"live"...a great bunch of guys playing great music.

Good luck in your search...

Pete Sumner
Redwood City
California.


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