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1979 Pics - Devon & Newcastle Dancers

DannyC 19 May 09 - 11:11 PM
DannyC 19 May 09 - 11:13 PM
katlaughing 19 May 09 - 11:16 PM
DannyC 20 May 09 - 12:27 AM
Jack Blandiver 20 May 09 - 02:51 AM
DannyC 20 May 09 - 09:39 AM
Tug the Cox 20 May 09 - 03:00 PM
GUEST,Cannie Shields Laddie 21 May 09 - 03:12 AM
DannyC 21 May 09 - 02:14 PM
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Subject: 1979 Pics - Devon & Newcastle Dancers
From: DannyC
Date: 19 May 09 - 11:11 PM

My wife has recently begun to digitize some aging picture slides that include an extended dance tour in the United Kingdom in the summer of 1979.

It occurs to me that some mudcat folks may either be pictured - or perhaps close friends might be pictured. In any case, I have uploaded a bunch of these pics onto our myspace in a file under 'pics' labeled "1979 - Beverly Tours" (or something like that).

Dancer Pics Link

Cheers,

Danny


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Subject: RE: 1979 Pics - Devon & Newcastle Dancers
From: DannyC
Date: 19 May 09 - 11:13 PM

The blue clicky did not take....

Here's the address: www.myspace.com/liamsfancy

If you'd like, feel free to identify any of the Morris musicians, tiny dancers, audience punters, etc.


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Subject: RE: 1979 Pics - Devon & Newcastle Dancers
From: katlaughing
Date: 19 May 09 - 11:16 PM

I fixed your link. Those are really neat!


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Subject: RE: 1979 Pics - Devon & Newcastle Dancers
From: DannyC
Date: 20 May 09 - 12:27 AM

Thanks kat


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Subject: RE: 1979 Pics - Devon & Newcastle Dancers
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 20 May 09 - 02:51 AM

Great stuff & a fine sense of nostalgia for a long vanished England - especially those of the Whitley Bay Folk Moot in the old Panama Dip; the Dip's still there but I don't suppose it's seen anything quite like this for years. Chances are I'm there in the audience somewhere! My favourite however has to be the Flying Stick Dancers.


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Subject: RE: 1979 Pics - Devon & Newcastle Dancers
From: DannyC
Date: 20 May 09 - 09:39 AM

Suibhne,

I am glad you enjoyed them.

The big, burly, bearded dancer that is front-and-center in the 'Flying Stick Dancers' pic that you linked is Bill Pelletier.

Here's a youtube link to Dave Pelletier from Prospect, KY (they surely must be kin). I had ID'd Dave P. in a thread late last Oct. but I had forgotten his full surname.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XW6AV0dM398
Dave P in Pikeville


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Subject: RE: 1979 Pics - Devon & Newcastle Dancers
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 20 May 09 - 03:00 PM

Good photo's. Some precise dancing performed by youngish men, and not a blacked up face or rag coat in sight. They were the days.


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Subject: RE: 1979 Pics - Devon & Newcastle Dancers
From: GUEST,Cannie Shields Laddie
Date: 21 May 09 - 03:12 AM

Danny

Very interesting photos. I was a member of Monkseaton Morrismen (who were the host team for Folkmoot) at that time and can just see my head in one of the shots in the Halls of Residence canteen at Newcastle Polytechnic College along with a couple of other Monkseaton dancers.

There are one or two faces recognisable to me in the crowd.

Other shots include teams (cannot remember which teams) dancing outside South Shields Town Hall and another at Panama Dip is a very young Clann na Gael Irish dance team from Newcastle.

One picture may be of a team from Berea in Kentucky but cannot be sure. Berea certainly came to Folkmoot at some time with Dr Clinton Border who took the name and launched Folkmoot USA which is still running today.


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Subject: RE: 1979 Pics - Devon & Newcastle Dancers
From: DannyC
Date: 21 May 09 - 02:14 PM

Cannie,

Thanks for that background and the nice comments.

Beverly participated in the '79 tour as part of the Berea (Kentucky) Country Dancers. She multi-tasked as a musician/dancer (allowing her to be selected at a younger age than most). The troupe's mentor/leader was Dr. John Ramsay.

The '80 pics from Africa and Alaska are from her tours with The McLain Family Band.

All the Best,

Danny


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Subject: RE: 1979 Pics - Devon & Newcastle Dancers
From: SteveMansfield
Date: 22 May 09 - 03:13 AM

I'd love to play as I'll probably know some faces & names: but when I go to http://www.myspace.com/liamsfancy I just see the Liam's Fancy home page and all the usual MySpace clutter & jibber-jabber, and for the life of me can't find a link to the photos.

Where should I be looking?

I fully appreciate that I'm probably being exceptionally thick ... but personally [no individual criticism of Liam's Fancy intended] I've always found the MySpace interface poor in distinguishing between navigation within the individual person/band's pages, and navigation for the site in general.


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Subject: RE: 1979 Pics - Devon & Newcastle Dancers
From: GUEST,CSL
Date: 22 May 09 - 04:17 AM

At top of page just underneath their photo you will
see "view my" pics-videos.

Click on Pics and then Beverly Tours 1979/80


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Subject: RE: 1979 Pics - Devon & Newcastle Dancers
From: SteveMansfield
Date: 22 May 09 - 05:31 AM

Ta very much CSL, I'll have a look later.


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