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Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,

Les in Chorlton 27 Mar 09 - 01:11 PM
Will Fly 27 Mar 09 - 03:06 PM
Les in Chorlton 27 Mar 09 - 03:58 PM
GUEST,Dave Bishop 27 Mar 09 - 05:31 PM
Les in Chorlton 27 Mar 09 - 07:08 PM
GUEST 28 Mar 09 - 08:19 AM
Will Fly 28 Mar 09 - 09:09 AM
Will Fly 28 Mar 09 - 09:10 AM
Brakn 31 Mar 09 - 07:50 AM
Will Fly 31 Mar 09 - 08:59 AM
GUEST,Myrtle in Manchester 31 Mar 09 - 11:04 AM
GUEST,Myrtle in Manchester 31 Mar 09 - 11:06 AM
Gedi 01 Apr 09 - 08:28 AM
Les in Chorlton 01 Apr 09 - 09:50 AM
greg stephens 01 Apr 09 - 09:57 AM
Les in Chorlton 01 Apr 09 - 10:11 AM
Will Fly 01 Apr 09 - 10:21 AM
Spleen Cringe 01 Apr 09 - 07:10 PM
Les in Chorlton 02 Apr 09 - 04:22 AM
John J 02 Apr 09 - 04:28 AM
Les in Chorlton 02 Apr 09 - 04:33 AM
Phil Edwards 02 Apr 09 - 06:06 PM
GUEST,Dave Bishop 03 Apr 09 - 04:46 AM
Les in Chorlton 03 Apr 09 - 05:17 AM
Les in Chorlton 13 Apr 09 - 04:40 AM
Les in Chorlton 15 Apr 09 - 04:09 AM
Jack Blandiver 15 Apr 09 - 06:49 AM
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GUEST,Myrtle in Manchester 28 Apr 09 - 05:06 AM
Les in Chorlton 28 Apr 09 - 05:32 AM
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Myrtle 29 Apr 09 - 03:25 PM
Phil Edwards 29 Apr 09 - 03:36 PM
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Gedi 01 May 09 - 08:46 AM
Myrtle 02 May 09 - 04:44 AM
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Les in Chorlton 04 Jun 09 - 12:40 PM
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GUEST,Dave Bishop 15 Jun 09 - 02:18 PM
Gedi 16 Jun 09 - 08:34 AM
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Gedi 18 Jun 09 - 08:42 AM
Brakn 22 Jun 09 - 06:35 AM
Les in Chorlton 29 Jun 09 - 03:29 AM
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greg stephens 13 Jul 09 - 05:56 AM
John Routledge 13 Jul 09 - 07:05 AM
GUEST,AlanG at work 13 Jul 09 - 12:58 PM
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Phil Edwards 07 Aug 09 - 08:31 AM
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Phil Edwards 11 Aug 09 - 06:22 PM
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Les in Chorlton 17 Aug 09 - 07:45 AM
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GUEST,AlanG at work 20 Aug 09 - 06:25 AM
Les in Chorlton 20 Aug 09 - 09:20 AM
Spleen Cringe 31 Aug 09 - 03:43 PM
Les in Chorlton 01 Sep 09 - 06:27 AM
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Les in Chorlton 08 Sep 09 - 12:19 PM
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Phil Edwards 08 Sep 09 - 01:51 PM
Gedi 09 Sep 09 - 04:04 AM
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Les in Chorlton 09 Sep 09 - 04:55 AM
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Les in Chorlton 19 Oct 09 - 11:47 AM
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Les in Chorlton 20 Oct 09 - 05:19 AM
Phil Edwards 21 Oct 09 - 05:31 PM
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GUEST,Phil [as in Sandra and Phil] 22 Oct 09 - 05:17 AM
Gedi 22 Oct 09 - 08:36 AM
Les in Chorlton 22 Oct 09 - 09:05 AM
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Les in Chorlton 22 Oct 09 - 11:50 AM
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Subject: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 27 Mar 09 - 01:11 PM

Our Tunes Sessions are generally held on the last Tuesday of the month. So that makes next Tuesday 31 March, our next Beginners Tune Session.

This may be confusing for those of you who knew that we had one last Tuesday - because I cannot be relied on to work out which Tuesday is the last one of the month.

Our Song Session will be on Wednesday 1 April (Honest) which is the next day.

We are also providing songs and tunes at Chorlton's Big Green Festival at St Clements Church, Saturday 4 April off and on from 12 until 4ish.

The Big Green Ceilidh will happen in the Church between 8 and 11 with Midgebites, bar and fun for all.

Cheers

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Will Fly
Date: 27 Mar 09 - 03:06 PM

Les - out of curiosity, are the two sessions mutually exclusive, i.e. no songs at the Tunes one, and no tunes at the Songs one - if you get my drift?

I might be up that way towards the end of April and - having read so much about the Beech on Mudcat - fancy seeing and hearing it in person.


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 27 Mar 09 - 03:58 PM

You will be most welcome Will.

We generally play tunes on the song night as people arrive then when enough have sat down with pints, usually around 8.30, we sing until 9.45 ish. We open the second half with one tune then sing until 11.00.

Bob and John nearly always play some tunes on Northumbrian Smallpipes an others offer tunes, poems or stories. This has worked well since December 2007.

We have had 3 tunes sessions with 12 to 20 people and ended the night the first 2 times with some songs. The tunes session is a bit less layed-back because we don't really know how to make it more relaxed.

Cheers

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: GUEST,Dave Bishop
Date: 27 Mar 09 - 05:31 PM

"The tunes session is a bit less layed-back because we don't really know how to make it more relaxed."

As you said last time, Les, Sir: "The beatings will continue until morale improves".


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 27 Mar 09 - 07:08 PM

I have to say to all and sundry (whatever that means) the song sessions are ................. I dont' know what to say really .......... they are full of much joy because Dave, Sue, Bob, John, Phil, Kate, Ged, Ken, John, Alan, John, Anne, Martin, Olga, Norman .............. I know I cannot list everyone but it's because they all come and sing that we are layed-back an harmonious.

we sing one at a time with choruses but tunes are lots of people trying to do the same thing at the same time - a bit like group sex - so I have been told - gets coat and leaves ......................

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Mar 09 - 08:19 AM

"we sing one at a time with choruses but tunes are lots of people trying to do the same thing at the same time - a bit like group sex - so I have been told - gets coat and leaves ......................"

No, it's definately better than that Les. It tends to last quite a bit longer as well which is a bonus.......

Please do try and pop in Will, it would be great to see you.

Ged


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Will Fly
Date: 28 Mar 09 - 09:09 AM

Group sex, eh? Sounds good to me!


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Will Fly
Date: 28 Mar 09 - 09:10 AM

Mind you, I'm probably better at groping than grouping these days... :-)


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Brakn
Date: 31 Mar 09 - 07:50 AM

esh


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Will Fly
Date: 31 Mar 09 - 08:59 AM

Les - checking diaries and event lists, am I right in thinking there will be a session at the Beech on Wednesday 6th May? I'm planning my random jaunt around English sessions, singarounds and clubs in the first week of May - Sunday evening to Friday evening - and then back for a band gig on the Saturday.

If there is a meeting on 6th May, perhaps you could PM me with a suitable pub/B&B in the area.

Ta,

Will


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: GUEST,Myrtle in Manchester
Date: 31 Mar 09 - 11:04 AM

Looking forward to being there and meeting you all. Am I reight in thinking the session kicks off at around 8.30?
Regards, Myrtle


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: GUEST,Myrtle in Manchester
Date: 31 Mar 09 - 11:06 AM

woops that should have said 'right'....missspell not strange Lincolnshire accent!!
Regards, Myrtle


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Gedi
Date: 01 Apr 09 - 08:28 AM

Well the Tunes session went well last night - thanks to all who came, and especially to Myrtle who did manage to find us :)

Just a reminder that tonight is the 1st Wed of the month so it will be the Singaround later on - get there early to be assured of a seat!

Singing generally starts at 8:30 ish although we do play a few tunes beforehand from 8:00 onwards.

cheers
Ged


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 01 Apr 09 - 09:50 AM

I think I may get there tonight

L back from L


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: greg stephens
Date: 01 Apr 09 - 09:57 AM

Forget boring old Chorlton(I dont think Rosetta Tharpe is coming tonight). Come to the Greyhound in Penkhull, Stoke-on-Trent. Then you will see some fun.


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 01 Apr 09 - 10:11 AM

Clearly Chorlton wasn't too boring for Sister Rosetta, Muddy Waters, The Beegees, The Beech Boys, Quentin Crisp or The Boat Band as I recall.

I would encourage anyone to visit The Greyhound, I guess S on T needs all the help it can get since Robbie left?

Best wishes

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Will Fly
Date: 01 Apr 09 - 10:21 AM

"Quentin Crisp with the Boat Band" - now I'd pay to see that!


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 01 Apr 09 - 07:10 PM

A fab night as ever. Lots of good stuff, but a special mensh must be given to the people who did a sterling Willie O'Winesbury and to Dave's 'I Live Not Where I Love'...


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 02 Apr 09 - 04:22 AM

Thanks Nigel,
yes Sandra and Phil - a brilliant Willie O'Winesbury and Dave was in excellent form. Thanks also to Ged, Kate, Leia, Lia's friend, John, Ingrid for another great story, Barbara, Mike and his friend, Dave, Gordon, Brian, Bob and his pipes, Sue, Anne, John, Alan, Martin, Phil and yourself.

We clearly outnumbered everyone else in the pub but the others put up an interesting resistance banging, shouting and with the imaginative use of the fruit machine. Still, they buy beer, lots of it obviously, and help to keep the pub open.

Hope to see you all on Saturday around 12 at St Clements, High Lane, Chorlton, for the Big Green and around 8 for the Ceilidh - same place -with John Js Midgebites


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: John J
Date: 02 Apr 09 - 04:28 AM

Les,
Did you get my email regarding Bollin Morris being able to field a side on Saturday afternoon?

John


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 02 Apr 09 - 04:33 AM

Thanks John,

just responded, been swanning about in London,

Cheers

Les


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 02 Apr 09 - 06:06 PM

Another vote for Dave's I live not where I love; wonderful stuff. The Beech is always good, but sometimes it's really special - and that was one of those moments.


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: GUEST,Dave Bishop
Date: 03 Apr 09 - 04:46 AM

Thanks, Pip - it's very good of you to say so! It's a song that I usually sing to myself while I'm cooking my tea - I hardly ever sing it in public.

Actually I still reeling from Sandra and Phil's two songs. Isn't Sandra an amazing singer and isn't Phil a great accompanist?

Anyway, must stop now in case I miss anyone out. Everyone seemed to be on fine form that night - must have been the spring air!


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 03 Apr 09 - 05:17 AM

Exlnt chance to create good music:

Hope to see you all on Saturday around 12 at St Clements, High Lane, Chorlton, for the Big Green and around 8 for the Ceilidh - same place -with John Js Midgebites

Cheers

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 13 Apr 09 - 04:40 AM

Singaround this Wednesday and Tunes on Tuesday 28th, PM me for details or Tune Book

Cheers

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 15 Apr 09 - 04:09 AM

The Horse and Jockey is closed for a major refurb - perhaps the Beech will pick up a few music lovers?

L in C
Who will be in The Beech from around 8


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 15 Apr 09 - 06:49 AM

He he! We were going to come tonight but I'm storytelling all weekend & am presently full of a nasty cold, so saving what's left of my voice.

One of these days...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2u1SMdJ9a8


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 16 Apr 09 - 05:19 AM

An interesting night of songs and tunes from Helen, Alan, Brian, Dave, Dave, Ann, John, Martin, Leaha, Norman, and his priceless 'Dad's Medley', Claudine who sang in French, as she is so, but explained the songs to us in impeccable English.

Also Hel and Jules who sang for the first but, we feel sure, not the last time.

A special thanks to that bloke with the baseball cap and mobile phone who clearly received an important message as Dave started 'Liverpool Gals'. The possibility of 'sampling' mobile phone conversations into folk songs opens up many new avenues, and we at the Beech are ready to explore them all!

See you all on Tuesday April 28 for Tunes and Wednesday 6 for Songs.

Cheers

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 17 Apr 09 - 05:09 AM

Not forgetting 'Songs in the Snug' at the Saracen's Head, Warburton, near Lymn, Cheshire, Wednesday 22 April.

Cheers

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 25 Apr 09 - 01:14 PM

I see the end of April (Come she will) approaching and signalling the last Tuesday of this month.

Beginners Tunes in the Beech with dots for those who like 'em. PM me with your e-mail and I will send the Tune Book in Noteworthy Composer 2.

Tuesday 28 April 8ish, The Beech, Beech Road, Chorlton, Manchester

Cheers

Les


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 03:33 AM

Miserable weather about - good excuse for an evening of Tunes in a nice pub? Rty the Beech.

Cheers

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: GUEST,Spleen Cringe
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 07:10 AM

Are we singing this Wednesday too? Or have I got my weeks mixed up?


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 08:10 AM

Singing on 6 May as that will be the first Wednesday in May. This is why people built Stonehenge, I believe. When the sun passes over the Big Stone and shines through the Big Gap we all down the Beech for songs.

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: GUEST,Myrtle in Manchester
Date: 28 Apr 09 - 05:06 AM

see you guys at the tune session tonight!


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 28 Apr 09 - 05:32 AM

Thanks Myrtle - looking forward to it

Les


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: GUEST,Spleen Cringe
Date: 28 Apr 09 - 11:43 AM

"Guest Dave Bishop" above...

If you see this, are you going to Alison McMorland? I can't find your eamil address!!!

Les, if you see this could you please forward Dave my email address??? I don't want to post it on t'web.

Thanks and sorry for the thread hijack. Maybe an elf can delete me in 24 hours? Thanks!

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: GUEST,brakn
Date: 28 Apr 09 - 11:45 AM

Won't be able to make it tonight. :-(

Have a good night.


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 28 Apr 09 - 11:53 AM

This is a great shame Mr Brakn, but somehow we will struggle on. See you eventually

Les


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 29 Apr 09 - 02:31 AM

Well, what an amazing night?

Thanks to Rob, Ged, Ken, Mytle, Lynne, Chris, Steve, Debbie, Jane, Pete, Jen, Mickey, Brian, Gordon and Phil. A great collective of people and instruments played with great skill and no mean discipline.

See you all next Wednesday for songs (and a few tunes) and May 26 for lots of tunes,

Cheers

Les


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Myrtle
Date: 29 Apr 09 - 03:25 PM

Lynn and I really enjoyed the tunes session, thanks to everyone for making us so welcome, and being so patient as regards tempo!

Kind regards,

Myrtle


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 29 Apr 09 - 03:36 PM

That tempo was good. I was itching to go faster on a couple of songs but tripping over my fingers on a couple of others - any faster and I would have been completely lost on the hard ones, & probably started tripping up on the easier ones.


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 30 Apr 09 - 03:40 AM

I will stick with slow and steady for most of the night but we could have a quicker session in the last 20 minutes or so - would this put too many people off?

I like the al together, then melodeons only for two then all then whistles for two and so on. What do others think?

I really am open to suggestions of any sort about the night. Last Tuesday was the 5th and I feel we are beginning to settle in.

Cheers

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 01 May 09 - 07:15 AM

How better to celebrate the May than a Singaround at the Beech this Wednesday?

Cheers

Les


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Gedi
Date: 01 May 09 - 08:46 AM

hi Les

I like the splitting up of the instruments - it gives a different feel to the tune and when everyone kicks in again it's interesting to see (hear!) the whole again. Its almost like pulling the tune apart to see how it works.

I think the last 20/30 mins could stand to be a little faster for those who can stand it - and for those who cant it will challenge them a little more. After all, one can't play a tune slowly forever.

Myrtle, lovely to see you again, and to hear that wonderful sounding concertina of yours. I do hope you will come again when you can,

Ged


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Myrtle
Date: 02 May 09 - 04:44 AM

Thanks for that Ged, I love coming to the tunes session and hope to come as much as I can....my long suffering friend Lynn is happy for me to keep coming to stay, but i think she's away next time unfortunately, (how selfish of her!!!!).

Right, I'm off to practice!!

Kind regards,

Myrtle


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 05 May 09 - 01:15 PM

Now, I always find Bank Holidays confusing but I feel secure in saying tomorrow, Wednesday 6 May, will be songs in the Beech?

Cheers

L in C


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From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 07 May 09 - 04:37 AM

Thanks to Ged, Frank, Olga, Ken, Phil, Sandra, Dave, Phil, 2/3 of The Bailey Sisters, Mike, Brian, Debbie, Jen, Helen, Claudine (songs in French!!) Bob, Norman, Alan, Nigel, Martin and Dave for a brilliant and varied evening of songs.

I'd like to thank that couple in the corner who talked and giggled through lots of songs but it would clearly be inappropriate. Although the young woman mentioned Meatloaf she neither sang one of his songs nor offered to share that said delicacy with the rest of us.

Timothy Taylor Best was good whilst it lasted, the TT Landlord was young but keen and the Pedigree was ........ Pedigridious, I think.

More Songs on first and third Wednesdays and Tunes on the last Tuesday of the month.

With a good chance of a small local tour, The Bowling Green, The Horse & Jockey and The Beech, by Bollin Morris on the last Tuesday in June, much fun will be had.

Thanks again

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 18 May 09 - 04:23 AM

So, as the third Wednesday approaches I feel songs coming on, The Beech, Beech Road, Chorlton

Cheers

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 19 May 09 - 11:11 AM

Cheesed off with the rain? Cheer up with a pint and a song or two in the Beech. Wednesday 20th May 8 - 11pm.

Cheers

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 25 May 09 - 11:39 AM

Cheered up with a pint and a song or two in the Beech last Wednesday?

Cheer up again with Tuesday Tunes tomorrow (26th) 8 ish in the Beech, dots and slow careful playing of familiar tunes can be guaranteed.

Cheers

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Gedi
Date: 26 May 09 - 08:57 AM

Hi Les,

not feeling too well at the moment - got a spot of tonsilitis!
So wont be playing I'm afraid, but may well pop in for a hour. Will be interesting to have a listen for a change.

Ged


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 27 May 09 - 03:35 AM

Well, another grand night of tunes. Thanks to Rob, Ged, Chris, Steve, Brian, Ken, Brakyn, Phil, Mickey, Jen and that bloke that borrowed various shakey things of Mickey's. I thought he showed talent and not a little restraint. It's a pity he nipped off before I could thank him.

It's looking good for a bit of social dancing after Bollin's Evening of Dance on June Tuesday 30th. The Beer Garden is a bit sruffy but a good size and shape. So who ever turns up is in The Beech Band and Rob will call some dances

Thanks again

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 29 May 09 - 10:27 AM

Not to mention Wednesday 3 June for a Singaround.

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 29 May 09 - 03:49 PM

Alas, my presence is urgently required in front of the idiot's lantern at or soon after 9.00, so I may have to miss this one. Again.


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 29 May 09 - 05:47 PM

the idiot's lantern?


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 29 May 09 - 06:05 PM

I'm raking through the Radio Times to see what's on next Wednesday at nine...

BBC1 - The Apprentice (which is top viewing in Chez Sedayne)
BBC2 - Kate Adie Returns to Tienanmen Square
BBC3 - Lara Croft: Tombraider
BBC4 - Feasts (looks interesting)
Channel 4 - Embarrassing Bodies
ITV - Cops on Cameras
Channel 5 - The World's Strongest Toddler

A choice line-up for sure, without going into the realms of Sky and lesser digital channels. Committed telly addicts (such as ourselves) really ought to have a PVR so you never miss a thing.

Of course Pip might have an entirely different Idiot Lantern in mind.


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 29 May 09 - 06:59 PM

Well, as Danbert Nobacon kindly pointed out at some long forgotten point in the mid-eighties, "It's only five feet away from being an implant actually inside your head"...


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 29 May 09 - 07:10 PM

Excuse me but:

Singaround The Beech, Chorlton, 3 June

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 30 May 09 - 05:21 AM

He must have been short-sighted.

Ahem. Singaround, the Beech, 3rd June, 8.30ish (8ish?). Be there, even though I probably won't be.


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 31 May 09 - 03:13 AM

But Phil we need you

Les


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 31 May 09 - 07:12 AM

Flattering but untrue!

I could get down for 8ish if anyone's going to be there, & make a sharp exit around the time I normally turn up.


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 31 May 09 - 07:14 AM

Or you could stay longer and sample the vast range of cask beer that .................. I'm sorry I can't seem to finish this sentence

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 31 May 09 - 09:31 AM

But what would I drink after I'd sampled the vast range?


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: John J
Date: 31 May 09 - 11:43 AM

You could always start at back at the other end of the bar...again!

JJ


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 31 May 09 - 04:17 PM

John, will you be willing to play "Knees up Mother Brown" on Wednesday?

Cheers

Les


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 02 Jun 09 - 06:27 PM

rerererereFRESH!


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: John J
Date: 02 Jun 09 - 06:46 PM

I could only do it singularly: KNEE up Mother Brown. But she may object!

JJ


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 03 Jun 09 - 01:35 AM

I guess Knee up Mother Brown would some kind of dance - perhaps a country one step?

Maybe others coming tonight could think of songs with 'Knee-ish' connections?

Les


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 03 Jun 09 - 02:38 AM

Who could forget the Detroit Spinners classic, Feel the Knees on Me...

I'll get my coat.


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 03 Jun 09 - 02:45 AM

Knee-er my God to Thee?

Our Knee-Captain called all hands?

L in C
With not a lot of imagination and clearly nothing better to do


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: SteveMansfield
Date: 03 Jun 09 - 06:21 AM

Kneading on a jet plane?
Own-knee the lone-knee?

and if you'll allow me to throw in a tune or two, how about

Chief O'Kneel's Favourite
Knee Bheag Knee Mor
and no English session is complete without a quick blast of
Kneed The Plough

Almost makes me wish I could be there, but I'm on fife, rauschpfeife, and Deuchers IPA duties with The Powderkegs at The Dog & Partridge in Bridgemont tonight ...


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 03 Jun 09 - 07:46 AM

fife, rauschpfeife, and Deuchers IPA

sounds like serious drug use
Have a great time

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Matthew Edwards
Date: 03 Jun 09 - 01:44 PM

There is a very apt African American spiritual sung in the Georgia Sea Islands 'Kneebone Bend' which I'd really, really love to come and sing at the Beech tonight, but it is such a lovely summer evening that I'm going to sit back with a bottle or three of Black Sheep rather than drive down the M56. Another time maybe. Have a good evening.

Matthew

"Bend my kneebone to the ground,
Ah, kneebone
Bend my kneebone to the ground,
O Lord, kneebone bend."


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 06:47 AM

Well Matthew I can understand the temptation and thanks for the song I feel sure John would have enjoyed it.

Thanks also to Ged, Anne, John, John, Alan, Martin, Dave, Bob, Sue, Nigel, John, Sandra, Phil, Claudine, Patricia, Brian, Ken, Olga, Helen, Jeanette, Keith and his mate who drifted in and couldn't escape, those two women who sat in the door way, all the fish that had to die to make that pint the clearest I have ever seen and to Phil, although he wasn't there, I feel he was in spirit, and I have missed him off a couple of times.

Looking forward to June 17 for more great singing and June 30 for the Bollin Evenig of Dance.

Thanks again

Les


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: John J
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 06:48 AM

A good do last night - good company, good singing and lots of good beers!

JJ


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 06:56 AM

...John, John, Alan, Martin, Dave, Bob, Sue...

O wot a night! Sorry I missed it - but I can console myself with the thought that if I had gone I wouldn't have been able to squeeze in.


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 07:34 AM

We will, we will, squeeze you, squeeze you

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: John Routledge
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 09:14 AM

After a couple of enforced absences great to get back for a very enjoyable night.


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 10:17 AM

Our ongoing regrets at being absent for so long; we'll be back one day though - good to know it's still thriving!


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 12:40 PM

Ok Sean

Les


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Gedi
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 08:06 AM

Well once again its almost time for our musical extravaganza that is the Beech Singaround, on Wed 17th June, nominally kicking off with a few tunes at 8 o'clock and getting the singing underway around half past 8.

And don't forget to sample the vast range of cask ales..... Oh no, I'm begining to sound like Les!!

Actually Les will be sampling the French Beers (and possibly some wine) since he is currently taking his ease across the channel. However I'm sure we will get by without him for one night : )

See you there....

cheers
Ged


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: GUEST,Dave Bishop
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 02:18 PM

I think we need to take Les's passport away - he spends far too much time abroad!


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Gedi
Date: 16 Jun 09 - 08:34 AM

Indeed he does Dave. And he wanders - he phoned me last night to say he's very nearly reached the Mediterranean Coast!

He did say he's missing his banjo tho.

Ged


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: John J
Date: 16 Jun 09 - 01:21 PM

He's the only one!

JJ


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Gedi
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 08:42 AM

Well thanks to all who turned up last night, It was a little quieter than some of the evenings we've had recently but none the worse for that. It all went rather smoothly I thought, apart from the heckler in the doorway late on. No doubt he had been sampling freely the selection of fine ales on offer!

No doubt you'll be relieved to hear that Les will be back at the helm for the next singaround.

And don't forget for those Morris enthusiasts we have a wonderful evening of Morris Dancing, followed by some Country Dancing back at the Beech. This will be starting off at the Bowling Green Pub in Chorlton (next to Chorlton Green) at 8:00 pm on Tue 30th June, the last Tues of this month (note that this replaces our normal Beginners Tunes Session but bring your instruments cos we can play for the country dancing later on).

cheers
Ged


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Brakn
Date: 22 Jun 09 - 06:35 AM

ahem


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 29 Jun 09 - 03:29 AM

Bon jour mon amis!

Ok that's enough of that.

I think Ged mentioned above Tuesday 30 June the wild and exciting Bollin Morris visit Chorlton - The Bowling Green at 8 and so on, finishing with the Massed Beech Tune Players and country dances led by Rob Phillips.

And by chance, Wednesday is the first one of July and hence a Singaround at the Beech!

Cheers

L in C
Pass port hidden


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 01 Jul 09 - 07:15 AM

So, all those fired up by a wild night of dance and tunes but frustrated because we didn't sing - please join us to night for songs at The Beech around 8

Les


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 03 Jul 09 - 03:52 AM

Thanks to Barbara, Ged, Phil, Alan, Kate, Dave, Dave, Dave, John, Brian, Martin, Claudine, Ken, Olga and Helen.

Another excellent evening of songs and not a bad couple of tunes - coming together nicely.

I thought Dave' song about Shipston's (?) beer was priceless. He described how a friend of his had made up the song in the late 50's or early sixties and sang it at The Singers Club as an old song from Nottinham. McColl recognised a piss take and chucked him out.

I cannot believe we get the story and the song nearly a thousand years later.

Cheers

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 13 Jul 09 - 05:21 AM

So, this Wednesday will be the third one in July. And so to The Beech for songs and a few tunes mostly but not exclusively traditional - all welcome

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: greg stephens
Date: 13 Jul 09 - 05:56 AM

Every month I make a resolution to go to this session, and every month something turns up to prevent it. THis Wednesday, for example, Kate's mum's band is playing at our local in Stoke, so we've got to go and support that, haven't we? But one day, we'll get to Chorlton


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: John Routledge
Date: 13 Jul 09 - 07:05 AM

Fair enough Greg

Two good do's on the same night :0)


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: GUEST,AlanG at work
Date: 13 Jul 09 - 12:58 PM

We used to sing the Shippoes song when I lived in Leicester (and we drank the beer)but I never knew the song came from the McColl singers club.

How's the leg JR? Still in the air?


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: John Routledge
Date: 13 Jul 09 - 06:54 PM

Leg is approaching horizontal Alan

Will be giving it a rest by missing Not-Limbrick tomorrow night but will be along to Beech on Wednesday


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 14 Jul 09 - 03:53 AM

Cryptic and mysterious John - looking forward to your songs and maybe a tune on the Smallpipes?

Les


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 16 Jul 09 - 04:39 AM

Another brilliant night and I have to say it took some organising. I had to put my banjo in it's bag, put it on my back, go out of our front door and walk nearly a mile to the Beech.

Thanks to Helen, accordian and songs, Claudine songs in French and her friend, John, song and smallpipes, Norman, Brian, Sue, Bob, also song and smallpipes, Alan, Karen & Shelley songs, guitar, recorder - (Bailey Sisters - tomorrow @ On The Eight day, then Saddleworth), Martin, Phil songs and whistle, Dave, Phil & Sandra, Nick, bongos, Ged, songs and melodeon, and Mike. Special thanks to Pete - a song in German and a brilliant story about the meeting of his English grandfather with his German grandfather with Pete as translator and Lilly Marlene as the point of contact.


Cheers

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 31 Jul 09 - 05:41 AM

Next Wednesday it will probably be raining so what extra reason could their be to head for the Beech for some songs & tunes mostly but not exclusively traditional?

Cheers

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 31 Jul 09 - 01:27 PM

Is it going to be "raining" on Wednesday, Les? Pray do tell me what evidence you have for this so-called "wet weather" we've been having...


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 01 Aug 09 - 06:27 AM

The Guardian weather predicts rain but as it always does, as do most weather on-line services (ie 30% chance sometime in the next 48 hours) am I on safe but damp ground?

Maybe it will be fine and sunny - we just need a song from your good self to dispell the clouds!

L in C

Who will get 100?


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Brakn
Date: 01 Aug 09 - 06:46 AM

Not me. oops


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 01 Aug 09 - 07:17 AM

Ok the weather forcast has changed since yesterday. Wednesday is looking sunny but by then who knows?

Oh it rained on Monday and it rained on Tuesday and it rained on Wednesday too

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 03 Aug 09 - 08:18 AM

For those of us who are not off to wild and beautiful places we will be gathering in the wild and beautiful Beech to sing some old songs. Please join us have a exlnt night out

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 06 Aug 09 - 02:05 PM

And what a fine night that was. I may have had a better time in a public place than joining in Dave's Oxen Ploughing or John's Doodle Let Me Go, or listening to Alan's Young Hunting or Phil and Sandra's That Song Phil And Sandra Did, but if so I don't remember when. Special thanks to Ross - not bad for a first-timer.


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 06 Aug 09 - 02:52 PM

True enough Phil some exlnt songs and those tunes weren't too bad either.

So, Russ, Kate, Sandra, Phil, Ken, Olga, Kate, Claudine, Alan, Dave, Ged, Shelley, John R, John J, Helen, Phil, Barbara, who introduced the novel idea of proposing someone else (Sandra) to sing a song on her behalf, what a great idea, and that bloke who sat by Shelley but wouldn't sing.

Thanks to you all and hope to see you and your friends on Wednesday 19.

cheers

Les
PS ask Ged about the incident with the lemon, the scissors and ........


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 07 Aug 09 - 03:41 AM

Apols Russ.

Been racking my brains for That Song Phil And Sandra Did but without success. There was a false young man, I remember that.


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 07 Aug 09 - 05:06 AM

A song from the band Fleet Foxes was the second one

Les


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 07 Aug 09 - 08:31 AM

Ah yes, the Fleet Of Foxes - they're a popular singing group, I believe. No, I was thinking of the first one - the one they did at Chorlton FC the other week, and Sandra said she'd got it from Frankie Howerd (think it was - can't read my writing).


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: GUEST,Phil (as in Sandra and Phil)
Date: 11 Aug 09 - 05:31 PM

No no; _Michael_ Howard.

(Actually we got it from a Frankie Armstrong CD kindly given to us
by Dave Bishop).
Cheers, Phil


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 11 Aug 09 - 06:22 PM

Yes, but what was it? Heard it twice now & I can never remember enough of the lyrics to google. And was it in 5/4?


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: GUEST,Phil (as in Sandra and Phil)
Date: 12 Aug 09 - 06:33 PM

It was 'The green valley'. We couldn't find the words or chords or anything on the interweb, but if you can then you might send us the words as we're not sure we have them all right.

Ms Armstrong does it unaccompanied and doesn't seem to stick rigidly to any particular time signature (or not one we can understand anyway), so when we came up with the chords we made up something that seemed to fit. It's 6 beat bars (a 4 and a 2) with an extra 2 beats stuck on the end of each verse. Ahem. Cheers, Phil.


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 17 Aug 09 - 07:45 AM

And so another Wednesday, the third one this month so far.

More good songs and the odd tune mostly but not exclusively traditional in the Beech this week

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 18 Aug 09 - 12:19 PM

Also the Save Chorlton Meadow Campaign

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 20 Aug 09 - 06:11 AM

Thanks to Kate, Ged, John R, Ken, Alan, Martin, Phil, that bloke who fell asleep for ages, Cos for a version of 'Heard it on the Grapevine' Brian, Mike who proved himself a gentleman by bringing the Bulgarian bagpipes but not playing them, Jenny and Bob.

I promised a surprise and thanks to Burnley for delivering it.

See you all next Tuesday a The Beech Beginners Tune Session

Cheers

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: GUEST,AlanG at work
Date: 20 Aug 09 - 06:25 AM

Les, you forgot to mention Timothy Taylor's Landlord which was on excellent form.


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 20 Aug 09 - 09:20 AM

True enough I did forget that and quite a few other things - perhaps it was the TT Landlord that made me ......................

Cheers

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 31 Aug 09 - 03:43 PM

Back off me hols... anything happening this weds?


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 01 Sep 09 - 06:27 AM

Surely is Mr Cringe!

Well, for those back from over the water or in the rain more locally, for those festival -ed out, for those with a fear of big tents and sound sydtems - welcome to The Snug at the Beech.

Songs mostly but not ................... how does that go?

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: GUEST,AlanG at work
Date: 01 Sep 09 - 06:43 AM

It goes very well thank you Les


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: John J
Date: 01 Sep 09 - 09:35 AM

You will all be delighted to hear that I've lost my voice...and it wasn't through trying to sing!

JJ


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 01 Sep 09 - 12:35 PM

This is bad news John - maybe Alan could sing and you could mime?

Les


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 03 Sep 09 - 05:19 AM

Thanks to Kate, Ged, Martin, Dave, Dave, Nigel, Shelley, Phil, Ken, Olga and John who claimed one pint and a throat infection before leaving. I think he could have left us with a version of Old Man River - by the sound of his voice. Thanks for excellent songs and tunes and good company.

Les


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: GUEST,le Pike
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 11:51 AM

Thank goodness John J that you lost your voice..you overpower many of the others trying to have a good time.. perhaps this time everyone had their chance to join in!!
Le Pike,
Timperley
Really queeet neece ;-)


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 12:19 PM

Well, he does have a bit of volume but I always feel we give his choruses a good seeing to!

Cheers

Les


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: AlanG
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 01:48 PM

And you can give his choruses another good seeing to if you come along to Songs in the Snug at the Saricen's Head Warburton tomrrow night (Wednesday). Hope to see you all then.


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 01:51 PM

Hmm. Anyone going from sunny south Manchesterford?


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Gedi
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 04:04 AM

I think I might make the trip from the Wastes of Trafford.

Want a lift Pip?


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: John Routledge
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 04:45 AM

Looks like we will have a quorum. You can make up for Yvonne and Bernards absence :0)


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 04:55 AM

If thy leave Heskey on the bench you could see him in the Snug by 8.
L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Gedi
Date: 15 Sep 09 - 08:52 AM

Songs at The Beech tomorrow night, Wed 16th, 8pm onwards.

For those of you who have been away on hols, a good chance to brush up on some of those songs we all know and love.

Les is off on his travels once more, so once more we will have to struggle on without him.....Never mind I'm sure he's having a wonderful time wherever he may be (there's a song in there somewhere).

See you all tomorrow (you know who you are)
Cheers
Ged


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 12:56 PM

Well, greetings from Cusco, Peru. Truly amazing place. Haven´t had a chance to sing yet but tried a few whistles and pipes a bit tricky but basically the same!

Trust you all had a great sing - see you in October

Les in Peru


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 03 Oct 09 - 08:14 AM

So this is October in Chorlton.

Next Wednesday will be October 7th and as the sun declines behind Jackson's Boat at sunset on Tuesday, Wednesday will be the fist of it's kind in this month and so I declare a Singaround at the The Beech.

Yellow fever is only a bit contagious so I will sit near the door to limit it's spread

L in C

See November for malarial issues


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 04 Oct 09 - 06:20 AM

Sunday, the day when people check diaries? So Wednesday, off to The Beech?

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: John J
Date: 04 Oct 09 - 06:48 AM

Regret I'll be a no-show for this Wednesday, it's a Backpackers Club meet, beer & nosh in Sale - and I'm the organiser so I've got to be there!

Have a song for me.

J


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 04 Oct 09 - 07:08 AM

Thanks John,

how about The Manchester Rambler?

He, he

Les


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 19 Oct 09 - 09:14 AM

Well, Wednesdays come round as they do so we invite all and sundry to The Beech this Wednesday to sing songs, mostly but not exclusively traditional.

Cheers

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: GUEST,Spleen Cringe
Date: 19 Oct 09 - 10:19 AM

Would love to but I have a BIG NIGHT OUT in Wigan at a gig hosted by Wigan Area Society for Paranormal Investigation (Really!), where 3 - 4 Mudcatters will be playing songs about Lancashire myths and superstitions...

Have a great night though. See you in November.


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: GUEST,Sophie FFS
Date: 19 Oct 09 - 10:50 AM

I'm hoping to pop along for the first time...


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 19 Oct 09 - 11:22 AM

You will be most welcome Sophie

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 19 Oct 09 - 11:47 AM

So Mr Cringe,

this is going to take some explaining:

"Wigan Area Society for Paranormal Investigation"

Even Monkeys with advanced experience of Shakespeare would have trouble creating that sentence.

I suggest at least a story-telling at the next Singaround!

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 20 Oct 09 - 02:44 AM

WASPI. All is revealed.


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 20 Oct 09 - 05:19 AM

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm ........... well some have suggested that the Beech is paranormal and I can't really argue with that.

Songs mostly but not exclusively ..................

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 21 Oct 09 - 05:31 PM

some have suggested that the Beech is paranormal

Very few have suggested the Beech is normal...

Sorry I couldn't get down there tonight - hope it was a good 'un. (Or indeed is a good 'un at time of writing.)


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 22 Oct 09 - 04:51 AM

Well, thanks to Ged, Phil, Sandra, Ken, Alan, John, Ann, Mike, Dave and Martin. Martin sang for the first time in about 3 years an played some excellent tunes on the English concertina.

Lots of good songs many about the Sea and plenty of dead people. I apologise for bringing double glazing into Roll the Old Chariot Along but you spend a lot of time on your own in retirement and it did seem funny at the time.

Book now for the 2nd birthday bash in December

Oh, and tunes next Wednesday because lots of us are going to the MacColl memorial at Salford next Tuesday

Cheers

L in C
ps Who is up for a scratch band at Chorlton tonight?


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: GUEST,Phil [as in Sandra and Phil]
Date: 22 Oct 09 - 05:17 AM

The double glazing was the best bit, I thought...


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Gedi
Date: 22 Oct 09 - 08:36 AM

lol, yes the double glazing was somewhat unexpected and rather hilarious.....

I'll be there for some tunes tonight. Where is 'there' by the way?

cheers
Ged


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 22 Oct 09 - 09:05 AM

Ours at 7. 30 - possible Chorlton Folk Club if we can get on in the first half?

Les


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: GUEST,Dave Bishop
Date: 22 Oct 09 - 10:52 AM

"I apologise for bringing double glazing into Roll the Old Chariot Along but you spend a lot of time on your own in retirement and it did seem funny at the time."

Never apologise, Les. You can't help being weird!


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 22 Oct 09 - 11:50 AM

Well Dave, I thought I was, you know, ordinary. I always feel ordinary when I am with that bunch who go to the Beech.

Now I just need to find some songs about sheep, alpacas and lamas,

Les


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 03 Nov 09 - 06:13 PM

Tomorrow night, I believe?


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 04 Nov 09 - 05:13 AM

Tonight as it stands Mr Cringe - a song from yourself maybe or a strong influence in choruses.

Now alpaca me banjo and be off sheepishly to The Beech

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 04 Nov 09 - 06:58 PM

But always remember, if you give nowt we'll take nowt. A caution for us all methinks.

That was one fine night. I remember thinking that Alan's "Bold Riley" was the kind of thing I go to the Beech for, and mentally correcting myself immediately - actually it was the kind of thing I get out of bed for. Stellar performances too from Dave and Sue and Anne and John and, and...

Hasta la two weeks' time, and I expect to see everyone present (or I shall want a note from your responsible adults). And maybe one day the beer will match the singing!


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: John Routledge
Date: 04 Nov 09 - 07:28 PM

A Fine Night indeed. Very uplifting.


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 05 Nov 09 - 05:19 AM

Thanks to Ged, Norman, John R, Helen, Sue, Bob, Ann, John, Alan, Brian, Nigel, Dave, Ken, Martin, Phil for songs and tunes and Barbara and Dave for audience support.

Another grand night of songs, tunes, rain and that drunken bloke who made less sense than I do - we always get one don't we.

The first Wednesday in December (2) will be our second birthday so I erge everyone who ever came or intended to come to put Dec 2 in their diary and also November 18 for a chance to try out a few songs. Not forgetting Beginners Tunes on Tuesday 24th November.

Thanks again
Les in Chorlton


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: GUEST,Dave Bishop
Date: 05 Nov 09 - 08:37 AM

The Beech seems to be developing into one of those sessions where really good singing is starting to happen a lot. I have this theory (borne out by previous experience) that if a few good singers get together a very positive thing starts to happen and they encourage each other to improve and some become very good or even outstanding.

I think that we should all give a vote of thanks to Les for starting this (and he does really, quite often, make a little bit more sense than the drunk did last night). What was he on about? The drunk I mean, not Les! I think that it was something to do with the War - if he appears again don't mention the War!


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 08 Nov 09 - 01:39 PM

Weird experience Thursday morning - he was in my paper shop! He didn't recognise me as I kept my head down!

I am sure your correct Dave, we do have a good collection of people who sing songs well. I trust others who haven't been along will come and join us on the third Wednesday of the month

Cheers

Les


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 18 Nov 09 - 05:21 AM

So, Wednesday night, a bit wet? A cosy evening in The Beech songs mostly but not ...................

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 19 Nov 09 - 05:48 AM

As usual a bit of a one off.

Thanks to Ged, Phil, Alan, Phil, Sandra, Gordon, Claudine, Jeanette, Norman, Steve, Ken, Mike and Martin and Peggy who came and sang for the first time.

A special thanks to whoever locked the mountain bike to the seating. It remained a complete mystery to the staff and an excellent but of jokes including the repeated and badly played "A Bicycle made for two".

And a further special thanks to the three young women practicing 'Manc open throat wailing' in the bar. I hope they continue this practise perhaps in Liverpool

L in C
Looking forward to Tunes next Tuesday and our second birthday for Songs - Dec 2nd.


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: GUEST,Phil [as in Sandra and]
Date: 19 Nov 09 - 08:49 AM

It sounds as though we missed a lot having to go early.... What;s the betting the bike's still there on Tuesday? P


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 19 Nov 09 - 01:17 PM

Mmmmmmmmmmm good oint. After that incedent with the gas leak I wouldn't be surprised f the pub had gone and the bike and the fireplace were left!

cheers

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Oct 11 - 12:45 PM

I don't often come on this site though I am signed up so to speak and I don't really know how it works. I hope I don't exasperate in my mudcat inexperience but I would like to mention the "Songs And Tunes At The Beech" on Wednesday nights at 8pm. The first and third Weds are singarounds and are popular. The second and fourth are tunes nights with any fifth Weds being a mix. The singarounds are in the front snug but the tunes nights are in the larger room. This is because the numbers are larger and with instruments.
I love both but particularly love the tunes nights which have resulted in a "Beech Band" comnprising of whomever turns up or has ever turned up. We have now done several ceilidhs with a usually large band with our resident caller and melodeon player Rob Phillips. If you have never experienced playing jigs, reels, polkas, morris tunes,et al and play an instrument, and want to learn, then go down to the Beech Inn on those dates above. But go early. They are fantastic.


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