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Subject: Folkway Reunion Lui Collins Guy Wolff H
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 25 Jun 09 - 08:09 AM

Hello all my old friends here.
       This is going to be a very interesting night . Its all the early gang from the Folkway Peterbourgh New Hampshire having a reunion get together at the Nelson Town Hall near Keene and Peterbourgh NH . All playing with Lui Collins . I cant wait to see Horace Williams and Jonathan Hall !!! This will be a must for anyone who was around in the early 1970's at the Folkway !!!. All the best to all here!! Guy

         Here is what the Monadnock Folklore So. wrote :
       MFS presents a mini-reunion of Folkway artists On Thursday, July 2nd at 7:30 PM. Joining Lui Collins for the evening will be colleagues from the early Folkway era: Guy Wolff (who introduced Lui to the Folkway), Horace Williams, Julie Snow, and Folkway co-founder Jonathan Hall. Sure to be a memorable evening.


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Subject: RE: Folkway Reunion Lui Collins Guy Wolff H
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 25 Jun 09 - 08:13 AM

Here is a link to the Monadnock Folklore So. page

http://www.monadnockfolk.org/?m=20090702&cat=2


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Subject: RE: Folkway Reunion Lui Collins Guy Wolff H
From: maeve
Date: 25 Jun 09 - 10:08 AM

Thanks very much for posting this. I loved working at The Folkway!

maeve


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Subject: RE: Folkway Reunion Lui Collins Guy Wolff H
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 25 Jun 09 - 12:06 PM

This is going to be a great night! I am so excited that Guy and Lui (and Horace and Jonathan) are going to be playing 1/2 mile from my home! Anyone who plans to come, PM me and we can plan a pre-show meet-up!


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Subject: RE: Folkway Reunion Lui Collins Guy Wolff H
From: maeve
Date: 25 Jun 09 - 01:44 PM

So tempting...

maeve


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Subject: RE: Folkway Reunion Lui Collins Guy Wolff H
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 26 Jun 09 - 01:52 PM

Maeve were you around in those early day ??? Great food, great friendships, great music .


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Subject: RE: Folkway Reunion Lui Collins Guy Wolff H
From: maeve
Date: 26 Jun 09 - 06:41 PM

I was a customer in the earliest days, then worked drinks & desserts under Widdie. She gave me a generous dinner with dessert and admission to the night's concert.

When we reopened with David Pyle and then Susan & David Lord, I did lots of jobs; garden work, cleared tables, held fussy babies so their mums could eat, diningroom manager, giftshop manager, and emcee. I made the new banner to replace the Lady banner, and another one of my own to use when Tony Bird played there.

I remember the night "Mad Dog" Don Wright played his last gig with Greg Brown, and the one and only time Gordon Bok played, Archie, Cilla, and Ray Fisher, Lui Collins of course, Garnet...so many wonderful nights!

There were many wonderful concerts and contra dances in the Nelson Town Hall then, too. Good memories.

maeve


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Subject: RE: Folkway Reunion Lui Collins Guy Wolff H
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 26 Jun 09 - 07:53 PM

I remember both Peter Bellamy and Alister Anderson played there (on separate nights) . Funny I had a little following by then and people were saddened that it was Guy Von Duser playing one Saturday night not me ...that is till he started playing . All was well !!!!

It would be fun to get a list from Jonathan Hall on all the great acts that came through the Folkway . Did Odetta play while you were there ??


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Subject: RE: Folkway Reunion Lui Collins Guy Wolff H
From: maeve
Date: 26 Jun 09 - 09:17 PM

To my sorrow, I never got to see Odetta. Lots of others though. Somewhere I have several years of lists of Folkway acts.

maeve


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Subject: RE: Folkway Reunion Lui Collins Guy Wolff H
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 27 Jun 09 - 08:43 PM

A thread on who played at the folkway may be in order. Very interesting maeve . Thanks guy


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Subject: RE: Folkway Reunion Lui Collins Guy Wolff H
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 Jun 09 - 02:10 AM

I'd like to hear more about the Folkway - this is the first I've heard of it.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Folkway Reunion Lui Collins Guy Wolff H
From: maeve
Date: 28 Jun 09 - 07:53 AM

Here's a start, Joe

maeve


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Subject: RE: Folkway Reunion Lui Collins Guy Wolff H
From: maeve
Date: 28 Jun 09 - 08:47 AM

Here's a pdf that includes Randy Miller's woodcut art of The Folkway stage and the Reclining Lady Landscape banner along with Lui Collins' "Reflections on The Folkway". Clickity Click Here

The Monadnock Folklore Society site that Guy listed includes a treasury of archived newsletters; a good source for starting a list of Folkway performers.http://www.monadnockfolk.org/
This is fun.

Back to the thread topic though, http://www.monadnockfolk.org/?page_id=5
"MFS presents a mini-reunion of Folkway artists On Thursday, July 2nd at 7:30 PM. Joining her for the evening will be colleagues from the early Folkway era: Guy Wolf (who introduced Lui to the Folkway), Horace Williams, Julie Snow (now Osherson), and Folkway co-founder Jonathan Hall. Sure to be a memorable evening."

maeve


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Subject: RE: Folkway Reunion Lui Collins Guy Wolff H
From: maeve
Date: 28 Jun 09 - 09:18 PM

Here's the link again (blue clicky eluded me in the previous post) with information about the (Lui Collins, Guy Wolf, Horace Williams, Julie Snow, & Jonathan Hall) Folkway reunion concert in Nelson, New Hampshire, USA July 2, 2009.

http://www.monadnockfolk.org/?page_id=5


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Subject: RE: Folkway Reunion Lui Collins Guy Wolff H
From: GUEST,Craig Werth
Date: 29 Jun 09 - 11:49 AM

Just found this thread and I am very grateful for it... I played at the Folkway a number of times including for the first fund-raiser Widdie and Jonathan had -- before the barn was built. The Folkway was incredibly formative for me. At one point Widdie asked me if I wanted to serve as host and I, for some crazy reason, didn't get back to her until it was too late. This is one of those "what if..." moments. BUT I am proud to be a tiny part of the legacy. People remember the Folkway everywhere I go.

The Folkway... all my best to those who knew and loved her...


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Subject: RE: Folkway Reunion Lui Collins Guy Wolff H
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 29 Jun 09 - 11:53 AM

Maeve! Come!


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Subject: RE: Folkway Reunion Lui Collins Guy Wolff H
From: maeve
Date: 29 Jun 09 - 11:58 AM

I would love to be there.

maeve


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Subject: RE: Folkway Reunion Lui Collins Guy Wolff H
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 29 Jun 09 - 09:29 PM

This is getting closer and I am really happy to see old friends again . Horace and Jonathan and Gordon Perry (Who I went to High Mowing School with in the 60's ) Really great . Guy


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Subject: RE: Folkway Reunion Lui Collins Guy Wolff H
From: GUEST,Matt
Date: 30 Jun 09 - 05:24 PM

I'd be there if not on the West Coast...just no way to do this.

Guy, this is the music I grew up on in CT - I was 13 or 14 when I first hear you and Lui's playing. Started playing acoustic partially because of that - you put a lot of music into a song.

Will Bill Lauf be there as well, playing with Horace?

All the best; if you record it and sell copies, I'd be interested!   It'll be a great evening.

west coast matt


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Subject: RE: Folkway Reunion Lui Collins Guy Wolff H
From: Ref
Date: 30 Jun 09 - 08:28 PM

Damn! Wish we could, but we'll be en route to The Beach for the weekend.


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Subject: RE: Folkway Reunion Lui Collins Guy Wolff H
From: maeve
Date: 30 Jun 09 - 09:45 PM

I want to attend this reunion concert as much as I'd like to be at the Apple Hollow Festival. Can't do either one.

I wonder if Bill and Eileen will be there, or any of the wait staff? Bill was the chef and used to bring my dinner out to me so I wouldn't miss any of the show. Typical kindness as experienced at The Folkway.

maeve


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Subject: RE: Folkway Reunion Lui Collins Guy Wolff H
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 01 Jul 09 - 01:16 AM

Well this is my last post before heading up . Wednesday in the AM I will make it up to Lui's and we will drive up to Nelson together. Lots to catch up on . Wednesday evening we will start    jamming and see who plays what with whom. I think this part will be as much fun for me as the concert. I love Horace Williams touch on guitar. I first heard Lui playing with Horace at the old Wooden Goblet in Waterbury . They were an amazing duo . Jonathan Hall is a very sensitive and intuitive musician. He is one of the easiest people I have ever played with . Lui wants us all to do things that are new to us now as well as the old favorites . Funny most of my newest work is looking back at the Copper family and Peter Bellamy and June Tabor and Martin (the great) Carthy . I would love to get Lui to play The Blackest Crow with me ..


I look forward to seeing tons of old friends and new on Thursday . I will add to this afterwards for the fun of it .. All the best , Guy


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Subject: RE: Folkway Reunion Lui Collins Guy Wolff H
From: maeve
Date: 01 Jul 09 - 05:16 AM

Have a wonderful time, Guy.

maeve


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Subject: RE: Folkway Reunion Lui Collins Guy Wolff H
From: maeve
Date: 02 Jul 09 - 07:04 AM

It's tonight, and I see on the Monadnock Folklore Society that the show is sold out. May they have a wonderful time.

maeve


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Subject: RE: Folkway Reunion Lui Collins Guy Wolff H
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 02 Jul 09 - 08:49 AM

Yeah, I heard it was selling out so I called and got the last three tickets! It's pouring rain (AGAIN/STILL) so this will be a much-needed boost!


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Subject: RE: Folkway Reunion Lui Collins Guy Wolff H
From: maeve
Date: 02 Jul 09 - 09:20 AM

I'm so glad you got your tickets. Enjoy it enough for me too, please.

maeve


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Subject: RE: Folkway Reunion Lui Collins Guy Wolff H
From: maeve
Date: 02 Jul 09 - 03:36 PM

They'll have set up the hall. Featured artists must be gathering for good food and good company...sigh.

maeve


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Subject: RE: Folkway Reunion Lui Collins Guy Wolff H
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 03 Jul 09 - 02:18 PM

Well this was a magic time for all involved in the playing and singing along . That means ; everyone . The great energy of folk music being in a town (Nelson New Hampshire) for decades on centuries makes all the difference in the energy around the music. We had a party the night before where everyone played tons of different things . On the morning of the concert we got to pairing down to what worked for each song and no more. The wonderful thing of playing with musicians of this level is no one puts in more then adds to the song .It was like a recording session. Most times less really is a lot more . Being 30 years since some of us had played together smiling along sometimes is enough .
         As was said the concert was sold out . Maybe a fifth of the room had worked or helped at the Folkway . They were all asked to stand. It was really a coming together of what the Folkway was. No pins were dropped but we would have heard them if they had been . I play a bit louder when Im leading so I was glad that I only had two songs to lead. I did My Dearest Dear ( The song related to The blackest Crow ) and because we had such a room of singers I led "The Country Life " because I had to hear that group sing it .. The Watersons would love this crowd . Even with a full room I could hear our own annimatarra like a bell, singing .
          We played an extra hour for over half the audience and got to driving home at midnight . Lui had a recording session today so I drove on to Litchfield . Nelson to home was four hours so Im a bit light headed today .
          The list of who played the Folkway must be put together . It is a wonderful story and I hope its told and soon .
            All the best to all here , Guy


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Subject: RE: Folkway Reunion Lui Collins Guy Wolff H
From: maeve
Date: 03 Jul 09 - 02:23 PM

Thanks for the retelling, Guy. I am at once delighted that it went so well and very sad to have missed it.

maeve


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Subject: RE: Folkway Reunion Lui Collins Guy Wolff H
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Jul 09 - 11:54 PM

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Subject: RE: Folkway Reunion Lui Collins Guy Wolff H
From: maeve
Date: 04 Jul 09 - 06:44 PM

Perhaps, after they've recovered from the magical night and the lack of sleep, Guy and some of the other participants will tell us more.

maeve


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Subject: RE: Folkway Reunion Lui Collins Guy Wolff H
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 04 Jul 09 - 08:34 PM

I will try to remember what songs got played . I am not very good at remembering the names of some of Lui's songs even if I love them . We all added harmonies when they fit But on the whole each song had two main people with little additions here and there . Alison am I anywhere near correct here .(I am shore the order is way off) I have slept since then and its all a haze on order now .

Set one:

Lui opened with a 1920's song everyone can sing to .I can almost remember the name but it got everyone going ..
In My life : Jonathan vocal /guitar Horace guitar
Little Birdie Jonathan /Lui
Baptism of Fire Lui and Horace
Love is Loosing Hold       Horace Vocal / Guitar
The Endless Mile Julie Snow vocals /guitar everyone !
Step Into the Water Lui Guitar Horace & Jonathan
Blessed



Set Two
Two Errors Dont Make a Right but Three Sometimes Do : Jonathan Hall
My Dearest Dear Guy Vocal /Guitar Lui Singing
The Country Life Guy Vocal /Anglo Concertina and the room singing
The Undertakers Ball Horace Vocal guitar
Magic Horace Williums Vocal guitar
Swimming to the Other Side
Gone but not Forgotten : Lui Banjo Jonathan Guitar Guy Guitar
Yodeling Pickle Lui Singing Guy harmony / slide guitar
Brazilian Somba
The Garden Song   Gordon Perry Guitar Lui guitar Jonathan Hall Banjo
Rooty Toot Toot for the Moon

We're All Swimming To The Other Side : (the one with all the great harmories that got Lui on NPR ???

Set Three
The Mushy One Lui's first sing   Lui / Horace
Mr Tamborine Man Horace /everyone
At least two more !!!


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Subject: RE: Folkway Reunion Lui Collins Guy Wolff H
From: maeve
Date: 04 Jul 09 - 09:42 PM

Thanks, Guy. That's a good start.

maeve


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