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John Martyn - OBE

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Subject: John Martyn - OBE
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 09:04 PM

I'm surprised this hasn't yet found its way onto the Mudcat: The BBC mentioned (very much in passing) that British singer-songwriter got an OBE in the New Year's honours list, alongside Terry Pratchett and others. The Footstompin' forum confirms: John Martyn - OBE


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Subject: RE: John Martyn - OBE
From: Greenacres
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 10:41 PM

Also in the list, Norris Winstone is awarded an MBE for services to Folk Music and to
        Dance in Norfolk.


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Subject: RE: John Martyn - OBE
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 10:56 PM

Great! When I first dabbled into alternate guitar tumings, he was one of the people it was suggested I hear. Bless the Weather, Solid Air, Live at Leeds, and Sunday's Child are just great.


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Subject: RE: John Martyn - OBE
From: fat B****rd
Date: 31 Dec 08 - 06:14 AM

Not mentioned on mainstream telly!. Well done, Sir John. And Courtney Pine.


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Subject: RE: John Martyn - OBE
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 31 Dec 08 - 07:46 AM

....and Robert Plant and Dick Miles.


RtS


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Subject: RE: John Martyn - OBE
From: Terry McDonald
Date: 31 Dec 08 - 08:11 AM

So why can't I find him in the full list? Is 'John Martyn' not his real name? I was intrigued to see that 'David Edward James Miles, banjo player', was awarded an MBE for services to music.


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Subject: RE: John Martyn - OBE
From: fat B****rd
Date: 31 Dec 08 - 08:33 AM

JM is under his real name of Meacham.


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Subject: RE: John Martyn - OBE
From: manitas_at_work
Date: 31 Dec 08 - 08:48 AM

The list is here http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/pdfs/31_01_08_honours.pdf
and let's not foget Norris Winston right down the bottom.


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Subject: RE: John Martyn - OBE
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Dec 08 - 09:22 AM

His real name is Iain David McGeachy


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Subject: RE: John Martyn - OBE
From: Terry McDonald
Date: 31 Dec 08 - 09:34 AM

Thanks! I hate mysteries.


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Subject: RE: John Martyn - OBE
From: manitas_at_work
Date: 31 Dec 08 - 09:37 AM

Whoops! I forgot Norris had already been mentioned.


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Subject: RE: John Martyn - OBE
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 31 Dec 08 - 09:38 AM

Good old boy!

Sal


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Subject: RE: John Martyn - OBE
From: fat B****rd
Date: 31 Dec 08 - 09:44 AM

Apologies, I'm Cyclopian at the moment. Meacham ??


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Subject: RE: John Martyn - OBE
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 31 Dec 08 - 11:52 AM

....and Robert Plant and Dick Miles.

There's a David Miles (who plays banjo), but I don't see the Cap'n. Not sure he'd accept an honour from the British royal family, mind you.


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Subject: RE: John Martyn - OBE
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield
Date: 31 Dec 08 - 01:08 PM

David Miles, banjo player, is not the same person as Dick Miles. David is a classical-style banjo player - not a folkie at all -- google him and find out!

Also receiving an MBE is Stan Boor, former Lord of the Hood at Haxey, for services to the community.

Derek Schofield


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Subject: RE: John Martyn - OBE
From: The Sandman
Date: 31 Dec 08 - 01:11 PM

Subject: RE: John Martyn - OBE
From: Roger the Skiffler - PM
Date: 31 Dec 08 - 07:46 AM

....and Robert Plant and Dick Miles.


RtS,
Iwould not accept an OBE.
I believe I have met Dave Miles,many years ago I was gigging at afolk club on FRAMWELLGATE MOOR,he turned up and did a floor spot,he plays classical banjo,[a style that was close to extinction ]and was extremely good.I believe at the time he was deputy governor of Durham Gaol


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Subject: RE: John Martyn - OBE
From: The Sandman
Date: 31 Dec 08 - 01:17 PM

Derek Schofield,
David Miles actually told me,how much he enjoyed my songs and concertina playing.
so he perhaps does appreciate folk music[Imean Iwasnt doing BritneySpears imitations].Dick Miles


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Subject: RE: John Martyn - OBE
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 31 Dec 08 - 01:30 PM

The "classical" banjo refers simply to the style or type of banjo playing, not the playing of "classical" music on it. Any sort of music can be played in "banjo classical" style, and it usually means a fretted 5-string or a "Cammeyer" zither-banjo . This is the instrument on which Clive Palmer learned and I've never heard him do "classical" music in the sense being suggested above, though these banjo players do take it very, very seriously indeed!


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Subject: RE: John Martyn - OBE
From: The Sandman
Date: 28 May 12 - 10:31 AM

David, was certainly interested enough in folk music to attend the folk club on Framwellgatemoor.
Derek Schofield can be seen regularly at Bacup, taking notes on the nutters.

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However, there is a small, but active, group of musicians involved in preserving and playing classic banjo music. This site aims to be a resource for them and an introduction for anyone interested in learning more about the history of the 5-string banjo in England and America. Here you will find information on various aspects of the music: history, instruments, composers, recordings, performers, bibliography, organizations and publications, and links to related sites.

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Subject: RE: John Martyn - OBE
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 28 May 12 - 03:59 PM

I remwmber when we were kids. The Headmistress of the local school got an OBE. The kids went around saying it stood for 'Orrible Bloomin' 'Edmistress.


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