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Purves on the plinth (UK)

Willa 07 Jul 09 - 09:30 AM
GUEST,leeneia 07 Jul 09 - 09:42 AM
Willa 07 Jul 09 - 02:07 PM
The Villan 07 Jul 09 - 03:14 PM
SteveMansfield 08 Jul 09 - 03:01 AM
Sandra in Sydney 08 Jul 09 - 03:55 AM
Liz the Squeak 08 Jul 09 - 08:05 AM
Mr Red 08 Jul 09 - 08:13 AM
The Villan 08 Jul 09 - 09:17 AM
GUEST,Simon 08 Jul 09 - 02:30 PM
Phil Edwards 08 Jul 09 - 02:40 PM
DMcG 08 Jul 09 - 03:11 PM
Sandra in Sydney 08 Jul 09 - 07:19 PM
Willa 09 Jul 09 - 07:51 AM
trayton 09 Jul 09 - 09:45 AM
johnadams 27 Jul 09 - 10:42 AM
Willa 27 Jul 09 - 10:55 AM
Mr Red 27 Jul 09 - 11:47 AM
mattkeen 28 Jul 09 - 04:55 AM
Mo the caller 28 Jul 09 - 05:50 PM
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Subject: Patrick Purves on the plinth (UK)
From: Willa
Date: 07 Jul 09 - 09:30 AM

Patrick Purves, squire of the Alford Morris, took his place on the Trafalgar square plinth last night for an hour, one of 2 400 to do so.

The participants, who call themselves "plinthers", were chosen by random computer selection from among 15,000 applicants as part of Antony Gormley's living people sculpture, One and Other.


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Subject: RE: Purves on the plinth (UK)
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 07 Jul 09 - 09:42 AM

He is to be congratulated.


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Subject: RE: Purves on the plinth (UK)
From: Willa
Date: 07 Jul 09 - 02:07 PM

From today's Telegraph

Patrick Purves, 56, from Louth, Lincolnshire will appear at the ungodly hour of 4am on Tuesday as a Morris dancer.

A dancer for 25 years until a motorcycle accident forced him to quit, he still plays four instruments and wants to send out a message that Morris dancing is thriving.

"There have been suggestions that it is a dying tradition but it is alive and well and there are still 15,000 dancers in the UK," he said.


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Subject: RE: Purves on the plinth (UK)
From: The Villan
Date: 07 Jul 09 - 03:14 PM

I saw patrick tonight on Look North

Well done Patrick


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Subject: RE: Purves on the plinth (UK)
From: SteveMansfield
Date: 08 Jul 09 - 03:01 AM

Good on Patrick.

Dave Ball is appearing later in July (also, sadly, at awful-o'-clock in the morning) for an hour of concertina music - are there any other folkies we know of, looking forward to their hour on the plinth?


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Subject: RE: Purves on the plinth (UK)
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 08 Jul 09 - 03:55 AM

pics here, incuding Morris dancers!


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Subject: RE: Purves on the plinth (UK)
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 08 Jul 09 - 08:05 AM

The lady morris dancer with the pipe and tabor is MJ - a musician and dancer with Esperance Morris and Rockhopper amongst others.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Purves on the plinth (UK)
From: Mr Red
Date: 08 Jul 09 - 08:13 AM

I don't see Mr Purves in those Pics, but I do see a couple of lady Morris. The one on the left is a good musician too she plays in the ceilidh band "Committee band". Which will be appearing at StroudCeilidhs.co.uk Apr 10th 2010.


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Subject: RE: Purves on the plinth (UK)
From: The Villan
Date: 08 Jul 09 - 09:17 AM

There we go

http://www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk/news/Morris-man-plays-plinth/article-1145386-detail/article.html


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Subject: RE: Purves on the plinth (UK)
From: GUEST,Simon
Date: 08 Jul 09 - 02:30 PM

This article about Mr Purves' stint was in the Times today.


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Subject: RE: Purves on the plinth (UK)
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 08 Jul 09 - 02:40 PM

Excellent article by the more famous Purves. (It's not what you know, eh?)

So was my brother a piece of art? Actually, I think so. He subverted the hip Gormley subversion. He defied fashion. He is not from the Facebook generation, he did not want to promote a PC charity or reassure himself he existed. He loves the music, loves the morris and has put hours into learning the craft since he taught himself by ear at 17. Like all proper artists, he doesn't give a damn about the mockery and will stay up all night, even if nobody is watching. Yep, it was art all right.

"He subverted the hip Gormley subversion" is silly - Gormley's made it clear that this is just the kind of thing he was hoping for - but the last three sentences are bang-on.


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Subject: RE: Purves on the plinth (UK)
From: DMcG
Date: 08 Jul 09 - 03:11 PM

I registered months ago for a place, but didn't make either of the first two draws. I'll let you know if I get picked.


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Subject: RE: Purves on the plinth (UK)
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 08 Jul 09 - 07:19 PM

we were wondering how you went in the draw, Dave

sandra


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Subject: RE: Purves on the plinth (UK)
From: Willa
Date: 09 Jul 09 - 07:51 AM

Found this on the list of responses.

'Well done. There will be more folk music up there on July 27th, at 1 in the morning. Dave Ball with concertina.

Mo Waddington, mid-Cheshire,'


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Subject: RE: Purves on the plinth (UK)
From: trayton
Date: 09 Jul 09 - 09:45 AM

Link found on Melodeon.net
here


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Subject: RE: Purves on the plinth (UK)
From: johnadams
Date: 27 Jul 09 - 10:42 AM

I watched Dave Ball on the plinth last night.

See Dave Ball on the Plinth


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Subject: RE: Purves on the plinth (UK)
From: Willa
Date: 27 Jul 09 - 10:55 AM

Thanks for the links


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Subject: RE: Purves on the plinth (UK)
From: Mr Red
Date: 27 Jul 09 - 11:47 AM

the last two links require the latest version of Flash.

so I will never see them.


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Subject: RE: Purves on the plinth (UK)
From: mattkeen
Date: 28 Jul 09 - 04:55 AM

Thats your choice Reddie old thing


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Subject: RE: Purves on the plinth (UK)
From: Mo the caller
Date: 28 Jul 09 - 05:50 PM

What was it like up there Dave? Who were those people shouting at you to get on and play something before you'd got set up. Were they the General Public, or members of your supporters club?


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Subject: RE: Purves on the plinth (UK)
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 29 Jul 09 - 02:04 AM

A trememdous performance from Dave - unquestionably Art. Many thanks to John Adams for the link, now posted to the International Concertina Association email list.

Valmai


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Subject: RE: Purves on the plinth (UK)
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 01 Aug 09 - 09:10 AM

Aussie dancer has Trafalgar Square swinging An Australian dance teacher had Londoners swinging to the beat in Trafalgar Square as he took to the famous landmark's Fourth Plinth as part of an arts project.


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