Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Liverpool Folk Club 1970

GUEST,Tunesmith 11 Aug 09 - 08:49 AM
GUEST,bigJ 11 Aug 09 - 10:09 AM
Mr Happy 11 Aug 09 - 10:13 AM
Fred McCormick 11 Aug 09 - 10:16 AM
Fred McCormick 11 Aug 09 - 10:18 AM
GUEST,Derek Schofield 11 Aug 09 - 10:28 AM
terrier 11 Aug 09 - 11:13 AM
Fred McCormick 11 Aug 09 - 03:03 PM
GUEST,Jerry O'Reilly 11 Aug 09 - 06:11 PM
GUEST,bigJ 12 Aug 09 - 04:04 AM
Fred McCormick 12 Aug 09 - 04:42 AM
GUEST,Tunesmith 12 Aug 09 - 09:09 AM
GUEST,LesB 13 Aug 09 - 03:06 AM
Fred McCormick 13 Aug 09 - 04:25 AM
terrier 13 Aug 09 - 04:54 AM
GUEST,Tunesmith 13 Aug 09 - 04:56 AM
Fred McCormick 13 Aug 09 - 05:03 AM
GUEST,Shimrod 13 Aug 09 - 05:09 AM
terrier 13 Aug 09 - 09:14 AM
the lemonade lady 13 Aug 09 - 09:52 AM
GUEST,Les B (on laptop) 13 Aug 09 - 01:10 PM
GUEST,Les B 13 Aug 09 - 01:13 PM
Schantieman 13 Aug 09 - 03:43 PM
Fred McCormick 14 Aug 09 - 03:08 PM
terrier 14 Aug 09 - 04:00 PM
scouse 14 Aug 09 - 05:08 PM
Les in Chorlton 15 Aug 09 - 07:19 AM
GUEST,Lesb 15 Aug 09 - 10:52 AM
terrier 15 Aug 09 - 01:23 PM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 16 Aug 09 - 09:46 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 16 Aug 09 - 09:53 AM
Fred McCormick 16 Aug 09 - 10:01 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 16 Aug 09 - 10:29 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 16 Aug 09 - 10:45 AM
Joan from Wigan 16 Aug 09 - 02:19 PM
Fred McCormick 16 Aug 09 - 02:37 PM
Les in Chorlton 17 Aug 09 - 06:02 AM
Fred McCormick 17 Aug 09 - 06:24 AM
Les in Chorlton 17 Aug 09 - 07:36 AM
GUEST,Jerry O'Reilly 17 Aug 09 - 08:16 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 17 Aug 09 - 09:47 AM
GUEST,Derek Schofield 17 Aug 09 - 09:59 AM
Fred McCormick 17 Aug 09 - 10:10 AM
scouse 17 Aug 09 - 11:34 AM
GUEST,Derek Schofield 17 Aug 09 - 11:41 AM
Fred McCormick 17 Aug 09 - 11:55 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 17 Aug 09 - 12:07 PM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 17 Aug 09 - 12:10 PM
Les in Chorlton 17 Aug 09 - 01:05 PM
WalkaboutsVerse 17 Aug 09 - 02:37 PM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 17 Aug 09 - 02:46 PM
Les in Chorlton 17 Aug 09 - 03:01 PM
GUEST,Shay Black 17 Aug 09 - 07:21 PM
Les in Chorlton 18 Aug 09 - 03:37 AM
GUEST 18 Aug 09 - 04:25 AM
GUEST,Tunesmith 18 Aug 09 - 04:27 AM
Les in Chorlton 18 Aug 09 - 05:08 AM
GUEST,Derek Schofield 18 Aug 09 - 05:18 AM
scouse 18 Aug 09 - 05:19 AM
Fred McCormick 18 Aug 09 - 05:22 AM
GUEST,baz parkes 18 Aug 09 - 05:59 AM
banjoman 18 Aug 09 - 07:22 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 18 Aug 09 - 07:26 AM
Les in Chorlton 18 Aug 09 - 12:18 PM
Fred McCormick 18 Aug 09 - 12:20 PM
Les in Chorlton 18 Aug 09 - 12:28 PM
GUEST,Shay Black 18 Aug 09 - 12:53 PM
Les in Chorlton 18 Aug 09 - 01:03 PM
GUEST 18 Aug 09 - 01:36 PM
GUEST 18 Aug 09 - 01:57 PM
GUEST 18 Aug 09 - 02:05 PM
Les in Chorlton 18 Aug 09 - 02:26 PM
LesB 19 Aug 09 - 03:04 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 19 Aug 09 - 03:53 AM
GUEST,Andy Seagroatt 19 Aug 09 - 04:40 AM
GUEST,Jerry O'Reilly 19 Aug 09 - 07:58 AM
Les in Chorlton 19 Aug 09 - 08:06 AM
GUEST,Tunesmith 19 Aug 09 - 08:46 AM
Mr Happy 19 Aug 09 - 08:53 AM
Les in Chorlton 19 Aug 09 - 09:15 AM
LesB 19 Aug 09 - 09:46 AM
GUEST,Derek Schofield 19 Aug 09 - 10:19 AM
GUEST 19 Aug 09 - 01:11 PM
Les in Chorlton 19 Aug 09 - 01:46 PM
GUEST,joyce bennion 19 Aug 09 - 02:19 PM
Joan from Wigan 19 Aug 09 - 07:45 PM
Les in Chorlton 20 Aug 09 - 04:21 AM
scouse 20 Aug 09 - 04:32 AM
GUEST,joyce bennion 20 Aug 09 - 04:44 AM
Fred McCormick 20 Aug 09 - 05:01 AM
GUEST,Derek Schofield 20 Aug 09 - 05:36 AM
GUEST,Jerry O'Reilly 20 Aug 09 - 06:03 AM
Fred McCormick 20 Aug 09 - 06:41 AM
GUEST,Tunesmith 20 Aug 09 - 07:40 AM
GUEST,Jerry O'Reilly 20 Aug 09 - 07:53 AM
GUEST,Tunesmith 20 Aug 09 - 08:02 AM
GUEST,Tunesmith 20 Aug 09 - 08:06 AM
Joan from Wigan 20 Aug 09 - 09:24 AM
banjoman 20 Aug 09 - 09:57 AM
Les in Chorlton 20 Aug 09 - 10:39 AM
GUEST,John Howson 21 Aug 09 - 12:02 PM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 21 Aug 09 - 02:51 PM
GUEST 21 Aug 09 - 03:35 PM
Les in Chorlton 22 Aug 09 - 05:17 AM
Les in Chorlton 22 Aug 09 - 07:19 AM
Steve Howlett 22 Aug 09 - 09:07 AM
scouse 22 Aug 09 - 09:50 AM
Steve Howlett 23 Aug 09 - 03:58 AM
Les in Chorlton 23 Aug 09 - 04:03 AM
Fred McCormick 23 Aug 09 - 04:23 AM
Les in Chorlton 23 Aug 09 - 05:06 AM
GUEST 23 Aug 09 - 01:07 PM
GUEST,John Howson 23 Aug 09 - 06:37 PM
banjoman 24 Aug 09 - 10:07 AM
GUEST,joyce bennion 24 Aug 09 - 11:42 AM
banjoman 25 Aug 09 - 10:58 AM
GUEST,Tunesmith 26 Aug 09 - 02:17 PM
Les in Chorlton 26 Aug 09 - 02:21 PM
Fred McCormick 26 Aug 09 - 02:58 PM
Les in Chorlton 26 Aug 09 - 03:09 PM
GUEST,Tunesmith 26 Aug 09 - 03:32 PM
GUEST 26 Aug 09 - 03:51 PM
GUEST,Tunesmith 26 Aug 09 - 04:23 PM
GUEST 27 Aug 09 - 10:34 AM
Fred McCormick 28 Aug 09 - 12:34 PM
GUEST,Tony Davis 29 Aug 09 - 08:01 AM
GUEST,Andy Seagroatt 29 Aug 09 - 09:55 AM
GUEST 30 Aug 09 - 05:32 AM
GUEST 30 Aug 09 - 05:51 AM
GUEST,GUEST 30 Aug 09 - 06:21 AM
LesB 30 Aug 09 - 07:55 AM
GUEST,Shelagh B 30 Aug 09 - 10:19 AM
LesB 30 Aug 09 - 10:40 AM
GUEST,Barbara Snape(ne Bennion) 30 Aug 09 - 02:33 PM
patryan 31 Aug 09 - 05:03 AM
GUEST,Shay Black 31 Aug 09 - 01:45 PM
banjoman 01 Sep 09 - 05:58 AM
GUEST 01 Sep 09 - 12:21 PM
terrier 01 Sep 09 - 01:32 PM
GUEST,Joyce Jennings ne Bennion 01 Sep 09 - 01:35 PM
DaveW 01 Sep 09 - 09:44 PM
Les in Chorlton 02 Sep 09 - 04:52 AM
banjoman 02 Sep 09 - 06:08 AM
Mr Happy 02 Sep 09 - 07:43 AM
Les in Chorlton 02 Sep 09 - 08:07 AM
GUEST,Bill Bracken 02 Sep 09 - 12:39 PM
GUEST,Jerry O'Reilly 03 Sep 09 - 03:11 AM
Mr Happy 03 Sep 09 - 04:00 AM
GUEST,Bill Bracken 03 Sep 09 - 06:10 AM
Les in Chorlton 03 Sep 09 - 06:45 AM
GUEST,Bill Bracken 06 Sep 09 - 08:29 AM
GUEST,Keith Myers 07 Sep 09 - 01:39 AM
GUEST,Adrian House Cassette 07 Sep 09 - 02:18 AM
GUEST,Pete Rimmer 07 Sep 09 - 05:23 AM
Les in Chorlton 07 Sep 09 - 08:13 AM
GUEST,Tunesmith 07 Sep 09 - 08:35 AM
Mr Happy 07 Sep 09 - 08:48 AM
GUEST,joyce Jennings nee Bennion 07 Sep 09 - 11:13 AM
GUEST,Barbara Snape 07 Sep 09 - 03:03 PM
Les in Chorlton 07 Sep 09 - 03:18 PM
GUEST,Tunesmith 08 Sep 09 - 02:28 AM
Liberty Boy 08 Sep 09 - 03:56 AM
GUEST,Keith Myers 08 Sep 09 - 08:19 AM
GUEST,pat ryan 08 Sep 09 - 04:04 PM
GUEST,John Howson 09 Sep 09 - 05:51 AM
Liberty Boy 09 Sep 09 - 09:49 AM
Liberty Boy 09 Sep 09 - 09:50 AM
GUEST,Peter douglas 09 Sep 09 - 10:37 AM
GUEST,Joyce Jennings ne Bennion 09 Sep 09 - 05:20 PM
GUEST,Keith Myers 09 Sep 09 - 07:12 PM
banjoman 10 Sep 09 - 05:39 AM
GUEST,joyce Jennings nee Bennion 10 Sep 09 - 10:36 AM
banjoman 10 Sep 09 - 11:05 AM
GUEST,Rod Davis 10 Sep 09 - 01:40 PM
GUEST,Tunesmith 10 Sep 09 - 03:56 PM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 10 Sep 09 - 06:12 PM
Bluegrassman 10 Sep 09 - 06:53 PM
GUEST,Helen B. 10 Sep 09 - 07:41 PM
Liberty Boy 11 Sep 09 - 02:45 AM
Les in Chorlton 11 Sep 09 - 03:36 AM
banjoman 11 Sep 09 - 05:41 AM
Fred McCormick 11 Sep 09 - 07:08 AM
banjoman 12 Sep 09 - 12:20 PM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 13 Sep 09 - 06:17 AM
GUEST,Derek Schofield 14 Sep 09 - 08:52 AM
Fred McCormick 14 Sep 09 - 11:02 AM
GUEST,Derek Schofield 14 Sep 09 - 11:08 AM
GUEST,Rod Davis 14 Sep 09 - 11:27 AM
GUEST,Rod Davis 14 Sep 09 - 11:31 AM
GUEST,Derek Schofield 14 Sep 09 - 02:06 PM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 14 Sep 09 - 05:12 PM
Liberty Boy 15 Sep 09 - 03:42 AM
banjoman 15 Sep 09 - 07:17 AM
GUEST,joyce Jennings nee Bennion 15 Sep 09 - 09:21 AM
terrier 15 Sep 09 - 03:38 PM
GUEST,Cliver Pownceby 16 Sep 09 - 03:50 AM
banjoman 16 Sep 09 - 06:55 AM
GUEST,Barbara Snape 16 Sep 09 - 03:45 PM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 16 Sep 09 - 04:06 PM
GUEST,Tunesmith 16 Sep 09 - 04:32 PM
GUEST,Tunesmith 16 Sep 09 - 05:00 PM
LesB 16 Sep 09 - 05:21 PM
GUEST,Derek Schofield 16 Sep 09 - 05:45 PM
scouse 17 Sep 09 - 04:58 AM
Fred McCormick 17 Sep 09 - 09:27 AM
GUEST,Tunesmith 17 Sep 09 - 10:34 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 17 Sep 09 - 10:57 AM
GUEST,danensis 18 Sep 09 - 08:26 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 18 Sep 09 - 09:15 AM
GUEST,Derek Schofield 20 Sep 09 - 09:57 AM
Les in Chorlton 20 Sep 09 - 01:33 PM
danensis 20 Sep 09 - 03:00 PM
Liberty Boy 20 Sep 09 - 03:52 PM
Les in Chorlton 20 Sep 09 - 07:06 PM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 20 Sep 09 - 07:29 PM
Ruth Archer 20 Sep 09 - 07:56 PM
Liberty Boy 21 Sep 09 - 03:43 AM
GUEST,bigJ 21 Sep 09 - 05:06 AM
banjoman 21 Sep 09 - 11:26 AM
GUEST,Derek Schofield 21 Sep 09 - 04:01 PM
scouse 22 Sep 09 - 06:30 AM
GUEST,bigJ 22 Sep 09 - 07:53 AM
GUEST,Barbara Snape 22 Sep 09 - 03:30 PM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 22 Sep 09 - 04:52 PM
GUEST,Derek Schofield 22 Sep 09 - 06:55 PM
LesB 23 Sep 09 - 05:43 AM
banjoman 24 Sep 09 - 06:05 AM
GUEST,Derek Schofield 25 Sep 09 - 06:06 AM
banjoman 28 Sep 09 - 09:59 AM
GUEST,Tunesmith 28 Sep 09 - 11:02 AM
GUEST,Derek Schofield 28 Sep 09 - 06:03 PM
GUEST,Pete Rimmer 29 Sep 09 - 05:21 AM
LesB 29 Sep 09 - 06:02 AM
GUEST 29 Sep 09 - 07:28 AM
Liberty Boy 29 Sep 09 - 09:23 AM
GUEST,Barbara Snape 29 Sep 09 - 02:44 PM
terrier 29 Sep 09 - 05:20 PM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 30 Sep 09 - 05:09 AM
banjoman 30 Sep 09 - 06:53 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 30 Sep 09 - 08:15 AM
Liberty Boy 30 Sep 09 - 12:52 PM
GUEST,Joyce Jennings ne Bennion 30 Sep 09 - 02:15 PM
ronnie milsap 01 Oct 09 - 02:35 AM
banjoman 01 Oct 09 - 04:30 AM
LesB 01 Oct 09 - 04:36 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 01 Oct 09 - 04:43 AM
GUEST,John Howson 01 Oct 09 - 06:28 PM
LesB 01 Oct 09 - 06:50 PM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 03 Oct 09 - 03:54 AM
Noreen 03 Oct 09 - 07:48 AM
Les in Chorlton 03 Oct 09 - 07:52 AM
Les in Chorlton 03 Oct 09 - 08:10 AM
silkie UK 03 Oct 09 - 11:58 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 03 Oct 09 - 01:30 PM
Les in Chorlton 03 Oct 09 - 01:38 PM
silkie UK 03 Oct 09 - 01:51 PM
Les in Chorlton 03 Oct 09 - 01:54 PM
silkie UK 03 Oct 09 - 02:03 PM
Les in Chorlton 03 Oct 09 - 02:08 PM
silkie UK 03 Oct 09 - 02:26 PM
Les in Chorlton 03 Oct 09 - 02:46 PM
silkie UK 03 Oct 09 - 04:12 PM
The Sandman 04 Oct 09 - 03:55 PM
banjoman 06 Oct 09 - 11:03 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 06 Oct 09 - 11:20 AM
Passive Pancreas 06 Oct 09 - 11:32 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 06 Oct 09 - 04:54 PM
Les in Chorlton 07 Oct 09 - 04:06 AM
Les in Chorlton 07 Oct 09 - 04:13 AM
Les in Chorlton 07 Oct 09 - 04:21 AM
Fred McCormick 07 Oct 09 - 04:28 AM
GUEST,Derek Schofield 07 Oct 09 - 04:58 AM
banjoman 07 Oct 09 - 10:14 AM
terrier 07 Oct 09 - 04:22 PM
JustBrowsing 07 Oct 09 - 06:33 PM
banjoman 08 Oct 09 - 05:48 AM
banjoman 10 Oct 09 - 07:18 AM
GUEST,Tunesmith 10 Oct 09 - 08:14 AM
GUEST,Tunesmith 10 Oct 09 - 09:36 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 10 Oct 09 - 11:44 AM
GUEST,Joyce Jennings ne Bennion 10 Oct 09 - 01:33 PM
GUEST,Frank Sellors 10 Oct 09 - 02:00 PM
Liberty Boy 10 Oct 09 - 02:50 PM
GUEST,Frank Sellors 10 Oct 09 - 03:07 PM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 10 Oct 09 - 04:00 PM
GUEST,Frank Sellors 11 Oct 09 - 04:19 AM
banjoman 11 Oct 09 - 06:46 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 11 Oct 09 - 07:25 AM
banjoman 13 Oct 09 - 05:51 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 13 Oct 09 - 04:56 PM
GUEST,Grog 13 Oct 09 - 05:36 PM
GUEST,Derek Schofield 13 Oct 09 - 05:59 PM
banjoman 19 Oct 09 - 05:59 AM
scouse 19 Oct 09 - 06:20 AM
Fred McCormick 19 Oct 09 - 09:17 AM
GUEST,Joyce Jennings ne Bennion 19 Oct 09 - 12:54 PM
GUEST,Derek Schofield 19 Oct 09 - 05:57 PM
GUEST,Liberty Boy 20 Oct 09 - 02:13 AM
banjoman 20 Oct 09 - 07:46 AM
Les in Chorlton 20 Oct 09 - 08:13 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 20 Oct 09 - 10:24 AM
Les in Chorlton 20 Oct 09 - 10:31 AM
GUEST,Derek Schofield 20 Oct 09 - 01:12 PM
GUEST,Joyce Jennings ne Bennion 20 Oct 09 - 02:41 PM
Les in Chorlton 20 Oct 09 - 04:27 PM
scouse 20 Oct 09 - 05:11 PM
banjoman 21 Oct 09 - 11:40 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 21 Oct 09 - 04:30 PM
banjoman 22 Oct 09 - 05:57 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 22 Oct 09 - 04:45 PM
Les in Chorlton 23 Oct 09 - 03:29 AM
banjoman 23 Oct 09 - 05:35 AM
scouse 23 Oct 09 - 05:36 AM
banjoman 24 Oct 09 - 06:57 AM
Les in Chorlton 24 Oct 09 - 08:25 AM
Fred McCormick 25 Oct 09 - 05:40 AM
Murray MacLeod 25 Oct 09 - 06:43 AM
scouse 25 Oct 09 - 06:59 AM
Mr Happy 25 Oct 09 - 07:19 AM
Les in Chorlton 25 Oct 09 - 07:20 AM
LesB 25 Oct 09 - 07:39 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 25 Oct 09 - 09:02 AM
Murray MacLeod 25 Oct 09 - 10:27 AM
GUEST,Frank Sellors 25 Oct 09 - 12:03 PM
banjoman 25 Oct 09 - 01:59 PM
LesB 25 Oct 09 - 07:36 PM
Murray MacLeod 25 Oct 09 - 07:40 PM
banjoman 26 Oct 09 - 08:04 AM
GUEST,Joyce Jennings ne Bennion 27 Oct 09 - 04:27 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 27 Oct 09 - 06:18 AM
GUEST,Tunesmith 27 Oct 09 - 08:45 AM
banjoman 27 Oct 09 - 10:36 AM
GUEST,Tunesmith 27 Oct 09 - 11:47 AM
GUEST,Tunesmith 27 Oct 09 - 11:51 AM
GUEST,Keith 27 Oct 09 - 02:40 PM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 27 Oct 09 - 04:37 PM
Les in Chorlton 28 Oct 09 - 12:02 PM
banjoman 29 Oct 09 - 06:49 AM
Les in Chorlton 29 Oct 09 - 06:53 AM
GUEST,Keith Price 29 Oct 09 - 04:11 PM
Les in Chorlton 30 Oct 09 - 04:58 AM
GUEST,Keith Price 30 Oct 09 - 05:18 AM
Les in Chorlton 30 Oct 09 - 06:23 AM
banjoman 30 Oct 09 - 08:36 AM
GUEST,Tunesmith 30 Oct 09 - 09:47 AM
Les in Chorlton 30 Oct 09 - 12:29 PM
GUEST,Keith Price 30 Oct 09 - 01:33 PM
GUEST,Tunesmith 30 Oct 09 - 02:32 PM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 31 Oct 09 - 04:58 AM
banjoman 02 Nov 09 - 07:13 AM
GUEST,Barbara Snape 02 Nov 09 - 03:37 PM
danensis 02 Nov 09 - 03:51 PM
Les in Chorlton 02 Nov 09 - 05:08 PM
GUEST,Keith Price 02 Nov 09 - 05:24 PM
banjoman 04 Nov 09 - 09:40 AM
GUEST 04 Nov 09 - 01:54 PM
GUEST,Keith Price 04 Nov 09 - 01:57 PM
Les in Chorlton 04 Nov 09 - 01:59 PM
banjoman 05 Nov 09 - 05:37 AM
GUEST,Joyce Jennings nee brazen Bennion 05 Nov 09 - 11:34 AM
GUEST,Keith Price 05 Nov 09 - 01:15 PM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 06 Nov 09 - 03:46 AM
banjoman 06 Nov 09 - 05:55 AM
GUEST,Keith Price 06 Nov 09 - 09:09 AM
GUEST,Geoff Speed 07 Nov 09 - 03:35 AM
GUEST,Windmill folk John Mackenzie 08 Nov 09 - 05:15 PM
banjoman 09 Nov 09 - 10:49 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 09 Nov 09 - 12:41 PM
banjoman 10 Nov 09 - 05:22 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 10 Nov 09 - 05:34 AM
LesB 10 Nov 09 - 12:28 PM
banjoman 11 Nov 09 - 06:04 AM
LesB 11 Nov 09 - 07:27 AM
banjoman 16 Nov 09 - 05:58 AM
Les in Chorlton 16 Nov 09 - 06:31 AM
GUEST,John Bisson 16 Nov 09 - 11:51 AM
Les in Chorlton 16 Nov 09 - 12:35 PM
GUEST,Guest John Hartford 16 Nov 09 - 02:54 PM
GUEST,Patrick Hutchinson 18 Nov 09 - 12:52 PM
banjoman 20 Nov 09 - 06:10 AM
GUEST,Tunesmith 20 Nov 09 - 07:27 AM
GUEST,Pat Ryan 20 Nov 09 - 01:59 PM
banjoman 21 Nov 09 - 05:57 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 21 Nov 09 - 07:59 AM
scouse 21 Nov 09 - 09:53 AM
GUEST 16 Jan 10 - 11:54 AM
GUEST,banjoman 17 Jan 10 - 07:51 AM
LesB 19 Feb 10 - 09:36 AM
GUEST,Alastair Seagroatt 08 Apr 10 - 01:29 PM
GUEST,guest 31 Jul 10 - 03:41 PM
GUEST,Ken Dunlop 28 Aug 10 - 05:28 PM
banjoman 29 Aug 10 - 07:38 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 29 Aug 10 - 01:33 PM
banjoman 30 Aug 10 - 05:11 AM
GUEST,Daughter of JOHN DAVIES of Kings Shilling 30 Aug 10 - 12:27 PM
Noreen 30 Aug 10 - 12:37 PM
Noreen 30 Aug 10 - 03:51 PM
Fred McCormick 30 Aug 10 - 04:21 PM
LesB 30 Aug 10 - 06:56 PM
GUEST,Daughter of JOHN DAVIES of Kings Shilling 31 Aug 10 - 02:57 AM
banjoman 31 Aug 10 - 05:38 AM
GUEST 31 Aug 10 - 07:34 AM
GUEST,Frank Sellors 31 Aug 10 - 09:28 AM
Les in Chorlton 31 Aug 10 - 12:58 PM
GUEST,Ken Dunlop 31 Aug 10 - 05:43 PM
Les in Chorlton 01 Sep 10 - 03:56 AM
banjoman 01 Sep 10 - 05:38 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 01 Sep 10 - 06:02 AM
GUEST,Keith Price 01 Sep 10 - 07:46 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 01 Sep 10 - 07:52 AM
Les in Chorlton 01 Sep 10 - 08:13 AM
GUEST,Keith Price 01 Sep 10 - 08:58 AM
Les in Chorlton 01 Sep 10 - 01:01 PM
GUEST,Ken Dunlop 01 Sep 10 - 03:36 PM
GUEST,Daughter of JOHN DAVIES of Kings Shilling 10 Sep 10 - 10:03 AM
Fred McCormick 10 Sep 10 - 03:11 PM
banjoman 11 Sep 10 - 07:37 AM
GUEST,John Cornett 04 Oct 10 - 06:39 AM
Fred McCormick 04 Oct 10 - 07:22 AM
banjoman 04 Oct 10 - 09:55 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 04 Oct 10 - 10:24 AM
GUEST,John Cornett 04 Oct 10 - 10:57 AM
GUEST,John Cornett 04 Oct 10 - 11:02 AM
GUEST,John Cornett 04 Oct 10 - 11:05 AM
GUEST,Anne O Donnell to Keith Price 13 Oct 10 - 04:43 PM
GUEST,Keith Price 13 Oct 10 - 05:07 PM
GUEST,joyce jennings nee Bennion 16 Oct 10 - 04:27 PM
GUEST,joyce jennings nee Bennion 16 Oct 10 - 04:31 PM
GUEST,Tim Malette 09 Nov 10 - 02:29 PM
GUEST 11 Nov 10 - 03:14 PM
Les in Chorlton 12 Nov 10 - 02:31 AM
banjoman 12 Nov 10 - 05:18 AM
Liberty Boy 12 Nov 10 - 11:40 AM
GUEST,Bob Deluce 13 Nov 10 - 07:19 PM
LesB 14 Nov 10 - 04:02 AM
GUEST,John Howson 15 Nov 10 - 06:19 PM
terrier 25 Nov 10 - 09:46 AM
Les in Chorlton 25 Nov 10 - 10:06 AM
Mr Happy 25 Nov 10 - 10:18 AM
GUEST,Derek Schofield 24 Jan 11 - 06:35 PM
terrier 25 Jan 11 - 10:10 AM
Matthew Edwards 25 Jan 11 - 11:13 AM
Matthew Edwards 25 Jan 11 - 11:31 AM
GUEST,Derek Schofield 25 Jan 11 - 01:32 PM
GUEST,Guest, Mary Hastings(nee Carney) 28 Jan 11 - 09:34 AM
GUEST,bigJ 28 Jan 11 - 09:49 AM
Fred McCormick 28 Jan 11 - 11:52 AM
GUEST,bigJ 28 Jan 11 - 04:55 PM
GUEST,Mary Hastings 09 Feb 11 - 09:27 AM
Fred McCormick 09 Feb 11 - 09:56 AM
banjoman 10 Feb 11 - 06:53 AM
GUEST,Mal Auton 15 Feb 11 - 04:06 PM
GUEST,Mal Auton 16 Feb 11 - 05:36 AM
Les in Chorlton 16 Feb 11 - 10:06 AM
GUEST,Mal 16 Feb 11 - 01:27 PM
GUEST,Ron Cheevers 02 Mar 11 - 07:43 AM
Rusty Dobro 02 Mar 11 - 05:30 PM
Herga Kitty 02 Mar 11 - 05:40 PM
Rusty Dobro 03 Mar 11 - 03:34 AM
scouse 03 Mar 11 - 04:05 AM
GUEST,Banjoman 03 Mar 11 - 06:01 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 03 Mar 11 - 12:59 PM
GUEST,Ron Cheevers 03 Mar 11 - 01:05 PM
banjoman 04 Mar 11 - 05:08 AM
Bonnie Shaljean 04 Mar 11 - 05:17 AM
GUEST,Ron Cheevers 04 Mar 11 - 03:41 PM
Fred McCormick 05 Mar 11 - 06:08 AM
GUEST,Banjoman 07 Mar 11 - 06:22 AM
GUEST,Pat Ryan 07 Mar 11 - 03:38 PM
GUEST,Mal Auton 16 Mar 11 - 08:25 PM
GUEST,John Howson 13 May 11 - 08:14 PM
GUEST,Mal Auton 23 May 11 - 08:17 AM
banjoman 23 May 11 - 10:58 AM
GUEST,welshnurse 28 May 11 - 02:23 PM
GUEST,Silkie. 22 Jun 11 - 07:07 AM
GUEST 29 Jun 11 - 02:13 PM
GUEST,joyce jennings nee Bennion 12 Aug 11 - 04:12 PM
GUEST,Mary Hastings(Carney as was) 18 Aug 11 - 05:44 PM
Ron Cheevers 19 Aug 11 - 02:52 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 19 Aug 11 - 04:03 AM
GUEST,Mal Auton 13 Sep 11 - 08:04 PM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 14 Sep 11 - 03:28 AM
banjoman 14 Sep 11 - 04:50 AM
GUEST,Mal Auton 15 Sep 11 - 07:24 PM
GUEST 15 Sep 11 - 07:31 PM
banjoman 16 Sep 11 - 09:10 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 25 Sep 11 - 07:28 AM
GUEST 25 Sep 11 - 09:05 AM
Ron Cheevers 25 Sep 11 - 10:31 AM
LesB 26 Sep 11 - 01:59 PM
Ron Cheevers 26 Sep 11 - 04:42 PM
LesB 26 Sep 11 - 06:28 PM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 25 Nov 11 - 07:07 PM
Jim I 25 Nov 11 - 09:55 PM
GUEST,Julian Rutter 27 Nov 11 - 09:51 AM
GUEST,Dave Trenery 07 Dec 11 - 06:52 PM
GUEST,Guest - Chris C 10 Jun 12 - 05:10 PM
GUEST 25 Aug 12 - 03:12 PM
Les in Chorlton 28 Aug 12 - 09:13 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 28 Aug 12 - 10:45 AM
banjoman 29 Aug 12 - 04:48 AM
GUEST,Keith Price 29 Aug 12 - 09:39 AM
banjoman 30 Aug 12 - 05:43 AM
GUEST,Keith Price 30 Aug 12 - 09:03 AM
banjoman 30 Aug 12 - 10:01 AM
GUEST,Mal Auton 26 Oct 12 - 02:16 PM
GUEST,Fred McCormick 31 Oct 12 - 06:25 AM
GUEST,Fred McCormick 31 Oct 12 - 06:30 AM
GUEST,Sue Webster (Jack Ketch Band) 11 Nov 12 - 03:36 PM
LesB 12 Nov 12 - 10:36 AM
GUEST,Cathy Hornby/Ormston/O'Dea 04 Apr 13 - 01:50 PM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 04 Apr 13 - 05:29 PM
GUEST 29 Dec 13 - 04:35 PM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 05 Feb 16 - 07:32 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 05 Feb 16 - 07:32 AM
Les in Chorlton 05 Feb 16 - 08:29 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 05 Feb 16 - 08:59 AM
GUEST,Steve Jessop 26 Aug 16 - 10:37 PM
GUEST 27 Aug 16 - 11:37 AM
GUEST,Sam Bracken 18 Nov 16 - 02:06 PM
Les in Chorlton 19 Nov 16 - 06:17 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 21 Nov 16 - 06:16 PM
banjoman 22 Nov 16 - 07:08 AM
Les in Chorlton 22 Nov 16 - 02:34 PM
banjoman 24 Nov 16 - 05:20 AM
banjoman 27 Nov 16 - 07:09 AM
Les in Chorlton 27 Nov 16 - 12:20 PM
banjoman 05 Dec 16 - 07:20 AM
banjoman 07 Dec 16 - 05:30 AM
Matthew Edwards 07 Dec 16 - 01:55 PM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 07 Dec 16 - 03:12 PM
banjoman 08 Dec 16 - 06:30 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 19 Dec 16 - 11:59 AM
banjoman 20 Dec 16 - 07:08 AM
GUEST 29 Jan 18 - 12:55 PM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:









Subject: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 11 Aug 09 - 08:49 AM

I'm trying to recall the name of a Liverpool Folk Music Club that existed around 1970. It was in the city centre, off Lime St and close to St George's Hall. The pub it was situated in ( which, I think, gave the club its name) disappeared as part of the St John's Precinct (and adjacent areas) redevelopment scheme. There used to be a session in the main bar and a sing-around in a room which, if my memory serves me well, was decorated in bamboo. It was held on a Saturday night - and the toilets were a disgrace!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,bigJ
Date: 11 Aug 09 - 10:09 AM

Wasn't it simply The Traditional Club?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Mr Happy
Date: 11 Aug 09 - 10:13 AM

The Monastry?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 11 Aug 09 - 10:16 AM

The session was called the Mersey Traditional Gathering. Unfortunately, the name of the pub has gone out of my head. If it comes back I'll repost it. The pub in fact deserves some sort of memorial because it was just opposite the Royal Court Theatre, and the bar was adorned with photographs of old time music hall turns. Rumour has it that Spike Milligan came into the session one night and sang a song. I also recall a mirror down the far end of the bar, which bore the legend "Smoke Butterfly Cigarettes".

In any event, the session operated there from the mid to late 60s, when the pub closed for redevelopment. From there we moved to the Trawler on the Dock Road and from there to the Hare and Hounds on Commutation Row, after which the session petered out.

You were right about the bamboo room and the awful toilets. In fact the whole pub was in a state of massive decrepitude. But the session functioned as a singaround, with occasional booked guests, and operated a policy of (largely unaccompanied) traditional songs only. It was that more than anything which first whetted my appetite for the raw bar.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 11 Aug 09 - 10:18 AM

By God, it's a rare thing to hear from Big J these days. How are you doing these days, John?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield
Date: 11 Aug 09 - 10:28 AM

wasn't the pub called the Victoria?
Derek


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: terrier
Date: 11 Aug 09 - 11:13 AM

The Victoria sounds about right Derek, singaround was run mainly by Tony Wilson. The Vic was one of the few places you could buy fresh Newcastle Brown Ale in Liverpool, I think Tony saw to that as he drank so much of it ;) There was a BBC link a while back on here to a programme about Liverpool, Tony appears in an early shot, drinking (presumably) a pint of Newkee Brown. Whilst the (mainly) unaccompanied singing went on in the 'Bamboo Room' the bar was usually host to a mottly band of musicians led by Bernie Davis (sp?)playing Orange marching tunes, hornpipes and the odd jig, these musicians aquired the name 'Mable's Own Ceili Band' I think referring to the landlady of the Vic.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 11 Aug 09 - 03:03 PM

Derek Schofield:- wasn't the pub called the Victoria?

I believe it was, Derek. I had the Victoria in my mind when posting my earlier message. But I thought I might have been getting confused, because we eventually moved to another Victoria. That was in Canning Place, the very spot where Maggie May was seen cruising.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Jerry O'Reilly
Date: 11 Aug 09 - 06:11 PM

Yes, it was the Vic. I remember singing in the bamboo room, how could I forget. A bizarre experience!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,bigJ
Date: 12 Aug 09 - 04:04 AM

Fred, I would like to say that I'm a shadow of my former self, however no such luck!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 12 Aug 09 - 04:42 AM

BigJ. A shadow of your former self? Well, you still put the rest of us in the shade, literally and figuratively. Good luck.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 12 Aug 09 - 09:09 AM

I remember seeing The Yetties in the Bamboo Room, and being very taken with their use of a little side drum. It seemed, to me, like a very novel innovation at the time. A poster above mention Bernie Davis, and I remember being very impressed with the fact that Bernie always seemed to be really enjoying himself at those sessions.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,LesB
Date: 13 Aug 09 - 03:06 AM

Wasn't it also at the 'Customs House' Canning st, for some time. An amazing pub with a collection of sailors caps (including one from the Scharnhorst autographed by some of the survivours), & the ceiling was coved by draped flags (covered in a deep layer of dust).
Cheers
Les (on laptop)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 13 Aug 09 - 04:25 AM

God, I am getting confused. The 'Victoria' which I said was in Canning Place was in fact the Custom House which LesB mentions. That particular venue however was not part of the Mersey Traditional Gathering chain, which started at the St Johns Victoria, subsequently moving to the Trawler on the Dock Road, before running out of steam at the Hare and Hounds.

Some years later, people started congregating in the Custom House on a Thursday night. No songs or music, just a social get together. Then, I think, Frank MacCall decided to start a singaround there on a Saturday, which was the night on which the MTG used to meet.

When the Custom House closed, the pub management and the session moved to a pub which was universally known as Oily Joe's, being just round the corner from Oil Street. I think the proper name of that one must have been the Victoria.

Now, if I could only remember where I put the alzheimers tablets.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: terrier
Date: 13 Aug 09 - 04:54 AM

When you find your tablets,Fred, you can share them with me LOL. Wasn't the Custom House known as Ma Boyles, or has my memory failed me altogether?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 13 Aug 09 - 04:56 AM

Talking about Bernie Davis, I remember being in the folk club that used to be in Dale St near the tunnel entrance ( 1970s?); anyway, Bernie was on the stage asking for floorsingers. He spotted Godfrey Boardman standing by the door. " Come on Godrey", said Bernie, "give us a song". Godfrey just smiled. Bernie continued, "It's all right Godfrey, you can bring the door with you!". Godfrey, for those who don't know, has been a fixture of the Liverpool folk scene forever! He is either working by the door ( i.e. handling entrance money) or simply standing by it. Strangely, I've known Godfey for over 40 years, and I'm still not sure if he even likes folk music!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 13 Aug 09 - 05:03 AM

terrier: "Wasn't the Custom House known as Ma Boyles, or has my memory failed me altogether?"

The Custom House wasn't. In fact Ma Boyle's is down behind St Nick's church near the Pier Head. What's now puzzling me is that the Poste House in Cumberland Street used to be a session venue, and it had a nickname similar to Ma Boyle's. Could it have been Mabel's, and was that where Mabel's Ceilidh Band took its name?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Shimrod
Date: 13 Aug 09 - 05:09 AM

I lived in Liverpool for a few months in 1970/71. I remember attending a folk club, in a pub, in the city centre (I couldn't tell you now which pub it was). I recall that it was run by a bloke called Tony Wilson (?) and he had a sidekick called Bernard (?) I remember them as great singers and very welcoming. Three guests that I remember were Roy Harris, Bob Davenport and Mike Harding.

I'm afraid that the details are very hazy now - 38/39 years is a long time! What sticks in my mind, though, is that this was my first time living away from home but I could walk into a folk club and meet new people almost straight away - and it's still possible to do that today (just about).


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: terrier
Date: 13 Aug 09 - 09:14 AM

Tunesmith, was that pub called The Mitre,Dale St. It was on the top floor, L shaped room, which meant if it was full, some of the audience couldn't see who was performing :)
Fred, I seem to remember something like Mabel's Own GPO Ceili..etc. That might tie in with your recollection of the Poste House.
Back to the MTG, another name I remember was Ian Macmillan(sp?) who used to run the nights at the Vic if Tony wasn't there, also memories of a young Willie Russell making his mark so to speak.
Remember M.F.R.A. and the Bristol bus?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 13 Aug 09 - 09:52 AM

Schantieman'll know.

sal


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Les B (on laptop)
Date: 13 Aug 09 - 01:10 PM

The 'Mitre' is now called 'The Ship & Mitre', and is Liverpools best cask ale pub. Godfrey is still on the door at Bothy Folk Club , where he has been for the last 40 odd yrs.
Cheers
Les


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Les B
Date: 13 Aug 09 - 01:13 PM

By the way if anybody wants to see Godfrey or any of the Southport / Liverpool mob, the Elsinor during Whitby Folk Week is the place to find them.
Cheers
Les


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Schantieman
Date: 13 Aug 09 - 03:43 PM

Sadly, I don't know - I'm a necomer to the Liverpool/Southport folk scene, having arrived a mere 25 years ago.   I have sung in the Ship and Mitre, however.

As far as I know, the only regular club in the city now is on Tuesday evening in the Everyman Theatre, downstairs in the 'Third Room'. It's run by Christine Jones (and Hughie is the main resident) and others.


Steve (who's home, briefly, from various floaty things)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 14 Aug 09 - 03:08 PM

terrier: "Fred................. another name I remember was Ian Macmillan(sp?) who used to run the nights at the Vic if Tony wasn't there, also memories of a young Willie Russell making his mark so to speak."

Correct. Tony Wilson, later Molyneux, died several years ago, sadly. Ian MacMillan is still around, although he's more into real ale these days. Willie Russell. What ever happened to him? Guess he just kinda faded away and never amounted to anything much :-)

"Remember M.F.R.A. and the Bristol bus?" Do I ever. I used to maintain that bus, which is probably why it never got more than two miles down the road without breaking down. Towards the end, after MacMillan, Wilson and Paddy Doody decided they'd had enough, my role in MFRA became so complicated that I used to claim FRED stood for Fixtures, Research and Engineering Department. I used to drive the damned thing as well, which was great fun when it rained because the cab used to let in water like a leaky sieve.

BTW., MFRA stood for Merseyside Folklore Research Association, research being a big buzz word in those days.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: terrier
Date: 14 Aug 09 - 04:00 PM

I knew Paddy had died some years ago but I hadn't heard of Tony leaving us,very sad, a real character and sadly missed. Ah! Memories :) It's a nice thread, thanks for the info.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: scouse
Date: 14 Aug 09 - 05:08 PM

This talk brings back memories for me.. anyone remember a club along the Dock road going towards Huskison Dock?? Used to remember if you walked into the pub, one went down a few steps!! You could walk it from the Pier Head (As I did in younger days).
As Aye,
Phil.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 15 Aug 09 - 07:19 AM

The Singaround in the Vic was amazing. It moved to the Hare & Hounds and then to The Customs House loosing something or other on the way.

Tony Wilson called a meeting at some point when the Vic closed and suggested all present go on a pub crawl and find a room for the 'Liverpool Folk Club' - a club that would have a collection of residents and book guests of a generally traditional nature - Saturady night in Liverpool City Centre. The result was the Mitre - the L shaped Room that Tom terrier refers to above.

Much fun

L in C
who sang a number of times at all of the above


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Lesb
Date: 15 Aug 09 - 10:52 AM

The room upstairs at the Mitre was on a level with the flyover & many a time there was much merriment/consternation, when halfway through a song the fire engines would put their sirens on as they passed by at window level, (the station was just round the corner).
The 'Ship & Miter' as it's now called, is one of the best places to get a good pint in Liverpool. We (Southport Swords) dance inside there once or twice a year.
Cheers
Les


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: terrier
Date: 15 Aug 09 - 01:23 PM

Scouse, you're going quite a way down river to Huskisson Dock, past Nelson Dock and Bramley More Dock. both the latter had Irish session pubs, also, on Derby road there was The Cottage, another session pub. I don't remember anything around Huskisson.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 16 Aug 09 - 09:46 AM

Just spotted this thread and can confirm all that's been clarifying over its course. Def. The Victoria in St. Johns Lane, and the Mitre it was, on the top floor. Yeh, Customs House too and the other Victoria nicknamed Oily Joes. The Cross Keys too round the back of the Stadium was a late-'70s Thursday club and John Howson was once involved in another - The Vines on Lime Street. btw Godfrey Boardman still does the door for us at Southport's Bothy. Wouldn't be the same without him!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 16 Aug 09 - 09:53 AM

Sorry Les, hadn't noticed you'd already flagged up Godfrey's Bothy connection!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 16 Aug 09 - 10:01 AM

Clive. In fact the Cross Keys and the Vines were different venues for the same club.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 16 Aug 09 - 10:29 AM

Yes Fred - you're right. Wasn't it termed the Liverpool Traditional Club? I recall Tony Gibbons and Shay Black being residents at the former and Tony once berating the audience by saying something along the lines of "you don't just come here to be entertained, you come to be educated." Can't remember what triggered that one!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 16 Aug 09 - 10:45 AM

I'm not usually much of a catter but this one has got the old grey matter engaged! What about the Baltic Fleet club that Frank McCall and Helen were involved in - I've got a recording that Stan Ambrose did from there and broadcast on Folk Scene (BBC Radio Merseyside) Also the 'Backyard' club at the Excelsior on Fridays? Again the McCalls were prime movers.
I was briefly a resident at the latter and tried to fix up some stage lighting until someone complained it was too bright and too showbiz. They were probably right and I dismantled it after one week!!!! I think the most memorable night there was with Len Graham and Skylark.
Helen Hebden used to run a singaround in the Ship and Mitre's 1st floor art deco room for a number of years with Les and Chris Trennery. Stop me if I'm boring you all now!!!!!!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Joan from Wigan
Date: 16 Aug 09 - 02:19 PM

One memorable night in the Vic, when the Dubliners were doing a gig the same night at the Royal Court, Luke Kelly wandered into the club during their gig interval and asked if it was all right if he sang a song. Of course it was! I can't for the life of me remember what he sang, but I remember being impressed by what a very nice man he was, and that he'd particularly sought out an informal club night when he could have just stayed with the rest of the band in the theatre.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 16 Aug 09 - 02:37 PM

Clive. Wasn't it termed the Liverpool Traditional Club.

Liverpool Traditional Folk Club (I think that gives it its name in full) was the Cross Keys/Vines venue. I remember getting extremely annoyed at one regular audience member, you can probably guess who I mean, for not telling me Kevin Mitchell had played there the previous Thursday. I was living away from Liverpool but used to go there on a Thursday for a night school course and could easily have made the second half. "I forgot", he said. How the hell could you forget a thing like that?

As far as I can remember Tony Wilson wasn't involved with the LTFC, but he was a resident at the Mitre club, which I think was just called the Liverpool folk club. I remember Bob Davenport and Tom Anderson, the Shetland fiddle player, guesting there on the same night.

I also remember the whistle player from the Dubliners (name forgotten) turning up one night so drunk that he played the whistle while literally sliding down the wall.

I also remember Mr. Fox doing a gig there once in the very upstairs room, but that's another story.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 17 Aug 09 - 06:02 AM

Who were the Choir Boys who ran a club on a boat in the docks?

L in C


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 17 Aug 09 - 06:24 AM

The Crofters. Before they moved to the Clubship Landfall (the boat in the docks), they had a club in the Central Hotel, Birkenhead.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 17 Aug 09 - 07:36 AM

The Crofters? Mmmmmmmmmm doesn't ring a bell (second Mate) but I guess that's right.

L in C


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Jerry O'Reilly
Date: 17 Aug 09 - 08:16 AM

Fred, the whistle player from The Dubliners would have been the late Ciaran Bourke.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 17 Aug 09 - 09:47 AM

'ullo again dears. I think the Clubship Landfall is still there - barely afloat and a rusting hulk, somewhere near Bramley Moor dock. Would just like to say that there is another Folk Club, (and far be it for me to define what constitutes a 'Folk Club'!) in Liverpool -run by Jacqui McDonald of "and Bridie" fame, once a month at Sefton Park Cricket Club. I haven't been, though maybe I should? I had a fine old time MCing her at last year's Liverpool Shanty Festival - always an entertaining and engaging performer.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield
Date: 17 Aug 09 - 09:59 AM

I was talking to Jacqui a few weeks ago at Taffy Thomas's 60th birthday in the Lake District, where she now lives. If Taffy ever appeared at any of the clubs mentioned, he would have been a teenager or twenty-something! where did all those years go???
Derek


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 17 Aug 09 - 10:10 AM

Jerry O'Reilly. "Fred, the whistle player from The Dubliners would have been the late Ciaran Bourke."

Hi Jerry. Quite correct. I just couldn't think of his name.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: scouse
Date: 17 Aug 09 - 11:34 AM

Help!!! I've just found three membership cards of Folkclubs in Liverpool 1. Atlantic House Friday Folk Club. 2 The Yankee Clipper Folk Club and 3 Adrian House Folk Club. I can remember the first two but where was the third?? Antone remember???

As Aye,

Phil.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield
Date: 17 Aug 09 - 11:41 AM

Google tells me that Adrian House was a hostel for Catholics passing through Liverpool ... was it a Jacqui and Bridie club?
Derek


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 17 Aug 09 - 11:55 AM

There was a club out in Aigburth which used to meet on a Tuesday in a Catholic club. I think that might have been Adrian House. To my knowledge Jacqui and Bridie were never involved.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 17 Aug 09 - 12:07 PM

I have a piece of archive that I've long treasured. A small orange-backed booklet published by Mersey & Deeside District of EFDSS in 1972 (as the redoubtable Miss Anderson was retiring to be superseded by the Northern Regional Organiser). It has a Performers Index - listing Soloists, Bands and callers, Clubs, Customs. Everything the fledgling enthusiast could wish.
Period adverts abound; - Merseyside Folklore Research Association, mentioned earlier in this thread (Vice-President A.L. Lloyd)- a Club at 'The Yankee Clipper' in Temple Street where I saw Cliff Aungier once, Mike Harding (pudding tickler & maggot breeder). Strewth!
EFDSS annual membership was £3 per individual, and Derek if you don't have a copy, you're welcome to have a butcher's next week!!!!   
PS
According to this priceless document, Adrian House's Organiser was John Davies with Residents, The Kings Shilling - that'll be John, with Frank McCall and John Cornett then. I think Tony Rosney was involved at some stage and also Keith Myers, who'll be supping a pint of Strongarm in the 'Elsinore' Whitby, this time next Monday!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 17 Aug 09 - 12:10 PM

Scouse - Adrian House was in Sandringham Drive, L'pool 17 (just off Aigburth Road I think)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 17 Aug 09 - 01:05 PM

The 43 Club, 43 Catherine Street, Tuesday nights?

L in C


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 17 Aug 09 - 02:37 PM

Poem 64 of 230: LIVERPOOL

Caught a train, along a long-used line,
    From Manchester to Liverpool.
On that day the weather was fine:
    Sunny - just a little bit cool.
There, I purchased a Walkabout Guide,
    Marked some sights, and headed outside.

As usual when first at such a place,
    I walked to the main art-gallery,
The central mall, and the garden space;
    Then headed down to the wide Mersey.
There, from ferry, I viewed the skyline -
    A good sturdy cityscape, for mine.

From http://walkaboutsverse.sitegoz.com (e-scroll)
Or http://blogs.myspace.com/walkaboutsverse (e-book)
(C) David Franks 2003


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 17 Aug 09 - 02:46 PM

Can't remember nor trace that one Les. Can offer the 'Liverpool Fishermen' with Bernie Davis and Brian Jaques as Resis at the Yankee Clipper. They made a vinyl (of course) album called "Swallow The Anchor" which must be ultra rare and Jaquesy was in 'Brigantine' - described as "the portable Folk Concert. Available for all types of club, except those with no ale!"
Bill Bracken was the regular at Atlantic House.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 17 Aug 09 - 03:01 PM

The 43 was a small informal gathering - I remember Frank and Co - King's Shilling practicing upstairs and coming down to give a three part 30 Foot Trailer

L in C


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Shay Black
Date: 17 Aug 09 - 07:21 PM

Well, this is all fascinating, me hearties. Hello to all.

I remember well Adrian House, run by Tony Rosney and John, as it was in my neck of the woods at the time, when I lived in Lark Lane. We often had seamen of every hue suppin' a pint at the bar.

Oily Joe's (The Victoria) was one of the most welcoming singing sessions I ever attended. Who remembers the lad who used to play air guitar on the zipper of his anorak, and sing "Honey Pie"? And John Somebody, who couldn't hold a tune in a bucket, but who eventually moved on to bigger and better things by coming first in "The Worst Singer In The World" at Fylde Folk Festival.

And what about the Thursday night Gregson's Wells, before it was pulled down? Wasn't that the forerunner of the The Liverpool Traditional Folk Club at the Cross Keys and The Vines (the Big House)?

What a myriad of residents we had at Gregsons, including a number of talented bands. Two singers' nights a month, then one night for a "local" guest and the last night for a "national" guest. One of our residents, Dick H. was working in the Liverpool Planning Department, and the story was he had conveniently lost the city council order to demolish the pub, by dropping it behind a filing cabinet. It stood there, alone, on that corner for two or three years while we searched for another venue.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 18 Aug 09 - 03:37 AM

I think Willy Russell ran a club first at the Green Moose Coffee Bar but later with Jim(?) somebody at Childwall Vale or Valley

L in C


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Aug 09 - 04:25 AM

Another Peom

When it쳌fs breezy by the Mersey
Wear a pullie or a jersey
If you쳌fre not particularly hardy
You can always wear a cardy

If you쳌fre sailing on the ferry
You쳌fll hear the famous song from Gerry
Even if you쳌fre on your own
You쳌fll never walk alone

On the crossing to Woodside
From the good side to the dud side
There쳌fs no customs en arrive
Mersey docks and harbour board
And little lambs eat ivy

Wanksabout Verbs


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 18 Aug 09 - 04:27 AM

I remember the Green Moose Coffee Bar. It was situated in the back alley parallel to Church St with Cranes Music Shop on the corner. I remember going into the coffee bar in 1966(?) and guitarist Brendan McCormack was in there playing some beautiful classical music. At that time, Brendan had a - sort of- folk duo with comedian Tom O'Connor; Brendan, sadly, died a few months ago.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 18 Aug 09 - 05:08 AM

The Kirby Town Three?

L in C


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield
Date: 18 Aug 09 - 05:18 AM

Reading these postings about one city's folk music making over a 20 year period makes you wonder about the present day scene. As already pointed out, only one club survives in Liverpool centre, at the Everyman, and there is, of course, the thriving Bothy in Southport - both originating in and/or supported by the same people who were involved in the 70s (and earlier). There are a few other clubs I've no doubt on the Wirral, Maghull...
So where does the current day teenage equivalent to us all those years ago get to hear folk music today? No doubt there's a session or two. And the Phil has occasional concerts, and there is the arts centre circuit (Southport, again, and other towns surrounding Liverpool.) But where is that intermediary - where local singers can get up and perform in front of an audience (bit different to a session) and also hear guest performers close up, generally unamplified.
It was a formula that worked extremely well, for a while. Perhaps folk clubs were just a briefly experienced phenomenon whose time has passed. Though there are examples of flourishing clubs around.
I am not being specific to Liverpool here. I spent 3 years in manchester and could have gone to folk clubs, by bus, 7 days a week - in fact, I sometimes did (to the detriment of my university studies perhaps!) I saw some of the best names on the scene at the time. Now there are no folk clubs in the centre of the city or even much in the suburbs.
the folk scene is witnessing a whole host of young talented singers and musicians - think of all that talent performing in the folk clubs of the 60s and 70s! It might have made some of them better able to relate to an audience, better able to project to an audience, but we would have been wowed by the talent! But ... where are the young audiences to go alongside them? Some of them are at festivals - Towersey springs to mind, but today's young audiences seem not to want to sit in concerts!

sorry if this hijacks the Liverpool folk club reminiscence thread, which I am really enjoying.
Derek


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: scouse
Date: 18 Aug 09 - 05:19 AM

Thanks Shay!!! The one place I was tryin' to remember was "Oily Joes." one guy says it was the other Victoria!! But where the hell was Oily Joes???

As Aye,

Phil.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 18 Aug 09 - 05:22 AM

Oily Joe's was on the Dock Road in north Liverpool, near to where the old British and Irish Steamship ferries used to sail from. In fact it was right next to Oil Street. Hence the name.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,baz parkes
Date: 18 Aug 09 - 05:59 AM

Clive's John who "couldn't carry a tune in a bucket" is John Fellowes, alive and well and living in Shrewsbury. Still singing with or without bucket.

The bus ride back from Oily Joes was always an "experience"...

Baz


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 18 Aug 09 - 07:22 AM

Brings back lots of memories about Liverpool in the 60s & early 70s. You all forgot to mention the Ale House Folk Club which started in the "Conservative" club on Townsend lane and moved to a pub further up Breck Road then finally ending up at the Cattle Market. Run by the Old Rope Band with loads of guests and floorsingers including myself and my wife soon to be - Maggie -
In fact the liverpool Ceilidh Band played at our wedding reception in the Cattle Market on Prescott Road in 1972.

Anyone remember the "Air Guitarist" Ken Adams?

In those days we could go to a different folkclub eavery night and often did. We also spent many late hours at the house of John Fellowes - a poet - and going straight on to work.
Alas time has taken its toll although we still get involved in the folk scene down in Hampshire.
Regards to old friends

Pete (& Maggie)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 18 Aug 09 - 07:26 AM

Not guilty Baz, on the John Fellowes allusion - was that young geezer Shay Black, but I do like his turn of phrase! I think I'm right in saying Rod Baxter has won that "Worst singer in the world" award more times than most at Fylde?
Derek's most recent post probably lies at the heart of the 'where on earth do we go from here and who's going to nurture the grass roots when us old guard are no longer here?' debate. Liverpool's situation where one had in 1970, a choice of clubs to attend ANY night of the week, simply mirrors what's happened nationwide. I'm blowed if I know where to start on any sort of resolution but I can remember going to heated Festival workshops on the self-same subject over 30 years ago!!!! - and don't get me started on open mic nights!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 18 Aug 09 - 12:18 PM

Old Rope were good, three lads I think - we did a Mummers play with them autumn of 72 and some busking for a charity around the same time.

Keith and erm ........... Ken and erm ................. Also remember Babara from Birkenhead - excellent voice

L in C


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 18 Aug 09 - 12:20 PM

Keith and Ken.

Could that be Keith Price and Ken Dunlop? Both fiddlers. Keith is still around, he resides at the Everyman Folk Club, but I haven't seen Ken in donkey's years.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 18 Aug 09 - 12:28 PM

They were indeed and two fiddlers at that. Who was the third man? So to speak

cheers

L in C


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Shay Black
Date: 18 Aug 09 - 12:53 PM

I think the "third man" was a woman called Sue.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 18 Aug 09 - 01:03 PM

Well, 'he' was about 6' 2" and I think he had a beard but that may not be relevant

L in C


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Aug 09 - 01:36 PM

Hi I remember all those pubs and clubs. My sister is Barbara Bennion who sang with Frank McCall and lots of others as well and was involved in the folk clubs. The Spinners had their club on a monday at Gregsons Well and was the first club that I went to. I was about 13 at the time and my sister made me go cause she wanted to do a floor spot there and yes Godfrey was on the door.It's John Howson's 60th in September and he is having a get together at the Everyman bistro. Les are yo the Les that was a male nurse ? BTW my sister still sings in a duo with her new husband Peter Snape.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Aug 09 - 01:57 PM

Kieth and Ken were in a trio and I can't remember the other guys name.Can't remember what they were called. They ran a folk club on a Thursday in a pub, I think was called the Slaughter house? They always opened the night singing , "The Bonny Ship The Diamond" etc.
Does anyone else remember the irish sessions in Ye Olde Crack Rice street on a Wednesday?The Customs house ran on a Saturday night and was hosted by Frank McCall who sadly died.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Aug 09 - 02:05 PM

Ah sorry banjoman. Old Rope at The Cattle market, of course.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 18 Aug 09 - 02:26 PM

Well Guest,

Barbara Bennion was indeed the excellent young singer I remember. I was not a male nurse but a male teacher and ran a club, The Bag End Folk Club, in Ellesmere Port. 72 - 73 the residents were, amongst others Ken from Chester and Barry from Birkenhead who were both friends with Barbara,

Best wishes to all

Les in Chorlton


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: LesB
Date: 19 Aug 09 - 03:04 AM

Barbara Bennion(now Snape) & Peter, are booked at Whitby this year. So if anyone wants to catch up, she will be there. By the way I'm not a nurse either.
Cheers
Les


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 19 Aug 09 - 03:53 AM

Sue Webster it was with Ken and Keith, (she's into operatics now) though that was in the latter days when we'd become a larger unit with myself and Sean Murphy - 'Jack Ketch Band.' We added Mick Rimmer on electric bass and enjoyed some good years as an English Music Band, doing dances.
Could the original third member of Old Rope have been Ted Barwise? - now also deceased. Keith Price has started coming along to the Bothy recently and I could always quiz him. I can confirm that Ken Dunlop though isn't active in music these days and even Pricey hasn't seen him in ages.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Andy Seagroatt
Date: 19 Aug 09 - 04:40 AM

I was in Mabel's Own Ceilidh band which used to play regularly in The Post Office pub which was round the corner from the Green Moose as well as at the Victoria on Saturday evenings. Mabel was the very sharp tongued landlady of the Post Office! It was put together and named in order to enter a competition for the first Liverpool Folk Festival which was held in the Bluecoat. Another entrant was The Liverpool Shantymen which was put together by Tony Wilson with the aim of having the maximum number of members allowed for a group (12 if I remember rightly - I also sang with them on that occasion). I can't remember who won, it was either Mabel's Own or the shantymen. It was judged by Bert Lloyd I think. This was probably in 1967 or 1968.

Members of Mabel's own were myself on banjo, Rod Davies (fiddle), Bernie Davies (melodeon), Stan Ambrose (Whistle), Tony Murphy (Triangle), Richie ? (Whistle and bodhran), Pete Rowley (whistle), Jim Byrne (Snare Drum) and maybe others but I'm not sure now. We were never very serious but it was good fun.
All the above are recollections some of which could be wrong of course!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Jerry O'Reilly
Date: 19 Aug 09 - 07:58 AM

The first Liverpool Folk Festival was in 1966. The "competition" was judged by Shirley Collins. The Irish Traditional Music Archive have a copy of the vinyl L.P. entitled Liverpool 66,featuring, amongst others, The Liverpool Ceili Band, The West Kirby Band, Bill Bracken, The Valley Folk, Dave Hoye and Hector Gilchrist.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 19 Aug 09 - 08:06 AM

I seem to remember a Shirley Collins look-alike contest which may or may not have been won by Bernie Davies in a nice frock

L in C


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 19 Aug 09 - 08:46 AM

Pete Rowley, I haven't heard that name for ages. What a character he was. I used to love him singing in that "pub style" voice, and that thing he used to do where he would sort of double back on himself in a chorus which left the audience ahead of its self - if that makes sense!Anyway, folkies out there who remember Pete will know what I'm trying to explain.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Mr Happy
Date: 19 Aug 09 - 08:53 AM

If my memory serves me right, Pete Rowley, didn't he also play melodeon?

If it was him, then he'd play 'Billy Boy' beginning in'D', then partway through the chorus he'd change key to 'G', leaving the audience wrong footed - hilarious!!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 19 Aug 09 - 09:15 AM

Musician with The SS as I remember

L in C


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: LesB
Date: 19 Aug 09 - 09:46 AM

That's Southport Swords, not the teutonic one.
I remember at a Bothy ceilidh, Pete having this stuffed rat (not a real one, just realistic) to which he had a long length of elastic. One end of which was tied to a chair at one side of the dance floor (in front of the stage) and under his foot at the other side.
At just the right moment, when Mike Harding was in the middle of one of his rambling intro's, he lifted his foot.
Mike nearly fell off the stage laughing.
Cheers
Les


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield
Date: 19 Aug 09 - 10:19 AM

<>

West Kirby band still going (though probably with different members), Valley Folk starring young Steve Heap (now Mrs Casey!) and Hector Gilchrist (then from Crewe Sing Out Folk Club, now resident in the home counties and a visitor to Sidmouth FolkWeek for the last few years).

Derek


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Aug 09 - 01:11 PM

Ah yes Les, Barry Walmsley and Ken Wood.
I remember Pete and he was hilarious. He always kept a straight face which made him even funnier. I also remember Bernie Davies singing the Guiness song standing on one leg on a chair with a blow up seagull on his shoulder.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 19 Aug 09 - 01:46 PM

True enoughski Barry Walmsley and Ken Wood. Ken was living in Mytholmroyd or some where with a similar spelling and Barry left for Brumish just before the last war.

Bernie and Pete were great fun for sure.

L in C
On the way to The Singaround at the Beech


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,joyce bennion
Date: 19 Aug 09 - 02:19 PM

Hi andy, am I right in thinking that Paul Simon played at the Green moose? The Green moose was before my time.
John Fellowes was known as ying tong John because he often sang a song that sounded like he was singing in chinese.
Oily joes sing around on a Saturday was hosted by Frank McCall.
Is there still a session at Ye Olde Crack Rice street?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Joan from Wigan
Date: 19 Aug 09 - 07:45 PM

Somewhere up the thread there was mention of Adrian House Folk Club in Aigburth. Alan McMahon and I took over the organising of it when Kings Shilling split (I was then called Joan Harvey). Adrian House was a Knights of St Columba clubhouse. Somewhere I have a cassette tape of a recording done at the club of a number of the regular floorsingers and residents.

At that time there were folk clubs every night of the week in Liverpool, and all well attended.

There was an excellent A5-size monthly magazine, "Spin" (produced by the Spinners), which included a number of songs (with tunes) plus song histories, a ballad section, a sea shanty section, and club info, of which I still have a number of treasured copies. When you got up to sing a traditional song, the audience may well have known more about the song than you, and would be at pains to tell you if you gave out the wrong information about it, or conversely would congratulate you on good research if you were able to tell them something new.

Nowadays, audiences know more about the singers than the songs, and are more likely to tell you if your version differs from the most popular version. How times have changed...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 20 Aug 09 - 04:21 AM

Spin was excellent have nearly all copies and still trawl them for songs to sing,

Cheers

L in C


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: scouse
Date: 20 Aug 09 - 04:32 AM

Thanks, Fred I knew there was a club on the Dock Road. Now all I have to work out is how I managed to get to Adrian House Folk club in Aigburth, and back again when I lived in Wallasey?????? It a long way to travel. Anyone remember what time the last boat left the Pier 'ead for Seacombe an was there a bus running up to Liscard???? I must have walked!!! Oh,shit.. Halcyon Days..

As Aye,

Phil.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,joyce bennion
Date: 20 Aug 09 - 04:44 AM

The last ferry to Birkenhead was midnight and we often had to run to catch it. The landing stage was really scruffy and exposed.There was an all night bus through the tunnell that you could catch at the tunnell entrance which ran hourly. It was brilliant craic on the bus which stopped on the other side by the old Birkenhead market where everyone made a dash for the waiting taxis.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 20 Aug 09 - 05:01 AM

Scouse,

re Adrian House. I used to get the bus back to the city centre and then catch the train. This was before public transport deregulation when buses were run for the benefit of the users. And they used to run to time. And of course pubs closed at 10-30 so it was possible to be back at Central Station in time to get the 11pm train.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield
Date: 20 Aug 09 - 05:36 AM

Last buses. Living in Crosby, I think the last Ribble bus was 11pm, or perhaps a little later, but that involved a walk across Crosby to where I lived. When I moved to Manchester for university, I was pleasantly amazed to find all-night buses (which cost extra)!!
Derek


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Jerry O'Reilly
Date: 20 Aug 09 - 06:03 AM

Joyce asks if Paul Simon played at the Green Moose. I don't remember him playing at the Green Moose but I do remember him playing in Jim Pedan's club in Sampson and Barlow's sometime in 1964/65. Jim's group were called The Calton Three if I remember rightly.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 20 Aug 09 - 06:41 AM

Jerry O'Reilly. Joyce asks if Paul Simon played at the Green Moose. I don't remember him playing at the Green Moose but I do remember him playing in Jim Pedan's club in Sampson and Barlow's sometime in 1964/65. Jim's group were called The Calton Three if I remember rightly.

That was the very first time I ever went to a folk club. September 1965. Sampson and Barlow's was in London Road, and the club used to be in a cellar with hot water pipes running across the ceiling. The resident band was indeed the Calton three. Jim and Shirley Peden and Cy Baxter. Cy dropped out shortly afterwards and his placed was taken by the enormous John Kaneen. Yup, Big John from the Isle of Mon.

If I remember correctly, the same establishment was also the home of the Washhouse which was run on a Saturday night by Pete McGovern.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 20 Aug 09 - 07:40 AM

John Kaneen! I was very impressed with him back in 60s. Nice guitarist, and a fascinating repertoire: Stanley Holliway monologues, Flanders and Swan's "Have some Madiera, my dear", and some great American material.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Jerry O'Reilly
Date: 20 Aug 09 - 07:53 AM

You're right Fred, Sampson and Barlows was also the home of The Washhouse on Saturday nights with Pete McGovern and Billy Moore. You'd need to get there before 6.30 on Saturdays to be sure of getting a seat. And lovely pints of Younger's ale as well. Halcyon days!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 20 Aug 09 - 08:02 AM

If I've got this right - and I think I have, I was in the Washhouse Club the night Dylan played Liverpool with The Band during the famous "traitor" tour, and people were coming late into the Washhouse Club boasting that they had walked out on Dylan when he started his electric set. Does anyone out there know if that Dylan's show was on a Saturday night - or did I imagine all the above?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 20 Aug 09 - 08:06 AM

God bless the internet! Dylan played Liverpool -with The Band- on May 14th 1966 - and it was a Saturday night!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Joan from Wigan
Date: 20 Aug 09 - 09:24 AM

I remember John Kaneen used to do loads of Australian songs.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 20 Aug 09 - 09:57 AM

Just to confirm that the third member of Old Rope was indeed the late Ted Barwise -
Someone also mentioned Barry Walmsley - My wife Maggie was singing in a duo with him when we first met in the Mitre. They had a habit of singing very long unacompanied ballads which I claim always gave me time to get down to the bar for another pint before they finished.
I have now converted her and she is a fine banjo player but still sings some beautiful unacompanied songs as well.
Hoping to be in Liverpool later this year and will try to meet a few old friends.
Some of you may also know my brother Mike Finucane who died earlier this year - a fine guitarist and singer who frequented the Everyman Bar I think.
Always claimed he was an Irish Gypsy but was, Like me, Liverpool born & bred

Pete (& Maggie)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 20 Aug 09 - 10:39 AM

Over about 50 odd years I have enjoyed all kinds of "Folk" groups / bands/ music, and during the 60s/ 70s in Liverpool.

Has Liverpool produced more or less exceptional groups / bands / individuals than other Cities?

Names?

L in C


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,John Howson
Date: 21 Aug 09 - 12:02 PM

Although I've now lived in deepest, darkest Suffolk for the passed thirty years, I suppose I should put my oar in!

The first folk club I went to was Jackie and Bridie's which was held at the Domestic Mission in the Dingle. A gang of us used to go when we were in the fifth year at school. It was not licensed so we had no problems getting in. The first three guests I saw there were Packie Byrne, Trevor Lucas and Christie Moore. Not a bad start I suppose! We then regularly went to the Spinners and Carlton Folk club (Monday and Fridays at Gregsons Wells) and on a Sunday night it was the Bothy in Birkdale or the Leesiders in Seacombe. Then we discovered the Green Moose Coffee Bar in Brooke's Alley. Colin was the owner then, followed by Ted (and finally Brian Ferguson -'Fergie'). It was always our meeting place on Saturday afternoons and Thursday night the Kirby Town Three's folk club was held there, run of course by Willie Russell. I think that was the first club I sung a song at in public. On a Friday night after the Carlton club Ted would open up the Moose for late night coffee and bacon butties. I remember one night Carthy and Swarbrick had played a concert at the Philharmonic Hall and they came down, but without their instruments, so Martin borrowed the crappie house nylon strung guitar and Dave borrowed a tenor banjo from a couple of young musicians from Scotland who always seemed to be around. They were known as the Carrick Folk and were Tich Frier and Davey Johnson (a brilliant banjo player who has been Elton John's guitarist now, for many years). I was then a regular at Vic (MTG) on a Saturday and a member of MFRA and travelled on the big green bus to festivals and customs all over the country. We all used the Customs House in Canning Place and I had my Twenty First birthday there. As for Oily Joes – too many memories to relate!

My first musical adventure was when I formed a group called the Wakes with accordionist Tom Brown and singer Frank McCall, and we played most of the clubs in Merseyside. After that I played with Bernie Davis as a duo for many years and along with Tony Wilson (Molyneux) started the Liverpool Folk Club at the Mitre. I then teamed up with Barbara Bennion (Snape) and again we performed all over the area and we were invited to become residents and the new Liverpool Traditional Folk Club when it was started at Gregsons Well. I compered the first night and somewhere I have a recording of the programme Stan Ambrose made for Radio Merseyside. The club moved to the Cross Keys and finally the Vines (the Big House) in Lime Street. At Gregson's Well other residents included a superb Irish music band called Seoda Ceoil which comprised of Mick and Elaine Johnson, Shay Black, Tony Gibbons and Davie Brennan. That reminds me that I haven't mentioned Monday nights at the Irish Centre in Mount Pleasant, The Liverpool Ceili Band, trips to Ireland and of course my dear old mucker Bruce Scott. That's another story!

If anyone from past would like to get in touch you can contact me via info@veteran.co.uk


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 21 Aug 09 - 02:51 PM

Whilst we're at it, how about a big round of applause for the Black Diamonds. Ran a Friday Club in Chester (The Tuning Fork) which was at the Cross Foxes and moved to the George and Dragon. I recall being part of a Southport Mummers team which had a booking there in the early '70s. They also, I think, had a residency at the Tuesday club at Haskayne near Maghull. That was called the the County Folk Club, whose residents were called after the Club. I think the Black Diamonds - a trio, Chris & Robin Sherwin and ?????????????? (John Finnan?) followed them as organisers. Robin is sadly no longer with us though I see Chris from time to time. I thought the BDs excellent and the Haskayne club generally, well-regarded. The last gig the Jack Ketch Band to which I referred earlier did as purely a song group as opposed to the Dance Band we became, was there.
Enough from me for a while as I'm off to Whitby, without a laptop but this is a truly absorbing thread. "If we had the chance to do it all again, tell me would we, could we?" Well I guess some of us haven't stopped!!!!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Aug 09 - 03:35 PM

John and Margaret Finnan!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 22 Aug 09 - 05:17 AM

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, I guess the Leesiders are under-reported because they went professional and were not really part of the Greater Liverpool collection of clubs and pubs and people. But they were good and their Club was excellent

L in C


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 22 Aug 09 - 07:19 AM

In the early days their seemed to be lots of folk groups that were a bit like The Spinners and J & B but at some point a sort of "Folk Stalinist" attitude emerged. Perhaps it was something to do with The Singers Club influence and people going to Whitby and hearing lots of 'traditional music'.

It certainly made a lot of us thing a lot more about what was 'folk' and 'trad' and so on and stop singing silly songs made up last week - although some of us still do. I'm not at all sure I, or lots of others, were ever really sure what was what, but one effect was to create a critical attitude in which keeping heads down was often important.

Ring any bells?

L in C


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Steve Howlett
Date: 22 Aug 09 - 09:07 AM

I was in Liverpool from 1970-74. I remember a folk club (on a Wednesday night?) at The Old Fort pub on Prescott Street, run by Maggie somebody. John was a regular - I spoke to him at Banbury FF a couple of years ago after he'd sung "Down at our school" in a latenight singaround. Glad to see he's still going strong, though his singing is no better!

Opposite the pub was a building site for the (then) new teaching hospital. One of the Irish labourers used to come over and sing "Rock Candy Mountain". One evening, shortly after the introduction of "Diplock Courts" in Northern Ireland, he sang a song he'd written himself, which had the chorus "They're locking up my countrymen without any trial. Oh! Freedom!" Tears streamed down his face as he sang it. We didn't see him again after that. I heard later that he'd gone back to Ireland and joined the Provos.

Then there was the night the Orangemen came in after their march through Liverpool and day out with the wives and kids in Southport. All us lefties in the front bar were suddenly drowned out by Loyalist choruses from the back bar. So we joined them, swapping songs and tunes all night.

I remember Ken Dunlop and Old Rope. Another regular was an old black guy who would just sit and take the piss, especially if somebody sang "Old Molly Metcalf" - he'd just keep repeating "Yan tan tether mether pip" - but could sometimes be persuaded to sing. Can't remember his name.

Maggie also ran a club in Birkenhead called The Fox In Grapes, which booked occasional guests.

So many memories...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: scouse
Date: 22 Aug 09 - 09:50 AM

Where the hell was the Grapes??? Was it in Oxton Road?? I seem to remember something going on there!!
As Aye,
Phil.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Steve Howlett
Date: 23 Aug 09 - 03:58 AM

You got off the ferry, turned right and walked over several bridges, so it must have been near the Dock Road. I can't find the pub now on beerintheevening or Google. Maybe it's gone. Oxton Road looks to be too far from the docks.

[tangent]When did Birkenhead get a Chester postcode?[/tangent]


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 23 Aug 09 - 04:03 AM

It's all part of the creaping gentrification of Merseyside

L in C
Which pub had the Leesiders Folk Club?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 23 Aug 09 - 04:23 AM

The Leesiders was in the Central Hotel just off Argyle Street, where the big roundabout is now.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 23 Aug 09 - 05:06 AM

Do either / any former Leesiders still sing?

L in C


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Aug 09 - 01:07 PM

I think Bob Buckle makes his living with song presentations in schools.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,John Howson
Date: 23 Aug 09 - 06:37 PM

If anyone knows the whereabouts of Pete Douglas (the other Leesider) I would be pleased to know.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 24 Aug 09 - 10:07 AM

The club at the Old Fort in Prescott St was run by myself (pete) and my then fiance Maggie (nee Bowers) for many years. I was there on the night the Orange Lodge came in and being a devout catholic joined in their songs and we had a great night. The club was frequented by lots of poets as well as singers. I think the pub is still there opposite the hospital which dominates the area now.
We also had a passing involvement with the Grapes in Birkenhead and I remeber booking the Songwainers there.
Pete


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,joyce bennion
Date: 24 Aug 09 - 11:42 AM

I remember the Old Fort and The Grapes. I remember Maggie and Pete. You prob remember my sister, Barbara Bennion more than me.The Grapes didn't run for long.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 25 Aug 09 - 10:58 AM

Hi Joyce - great to see you are still about. Maggie and I well remember both you and your sister. We are still very involved in the scene in Hampshire and also play in The Old Trout Band which is a regulat at Broadstairs Folkweek. We also do a lot of singing at local clubs. I, for my sins, now make banjos - pretty good ones. Hence the name.
We are still in touch on a regular basis with John Cornette of Kings Shilling and he and his wife Bernie are Godparents to our youngest son Andrew.

Its great to see so many old friends are still about
Pete


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 26 Aug 09 - 02:17 PM

The first folk music events that I attended in Liverpool were a series of concerts at the old Hope Hall(now the Everyman Theatre)in 1964. I think I went to two concerts - maybe three. I was trying to recall who was on. Certainly, Bill Clifton the American folksinger/bluegrass artist was on, and I think the trio with Martin Cathy(The Thamesides?) were also on. Can anyone out there recall these events?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 26 Aug 09 - 02:21 PM

The Three City Four?

Saw Alexis corner upstairs - who sold Martin that Martin that he played for ever

L in C


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 26 Aug 09 - 02:58 PM

I remember the concert Tunesmith refers to. September 1963. In fact it wasn't Hope Hall, which by then had become The Everyman Cinema.

I caught the show at the Phoenix cinema in Wallasey Village, which was owned by the same bloke who owned the Everyman. Apart from Clifton, there was the trio with Martin Carthy, except they were down to two. MC and a rather buxom lass in a black dress. They were indeed called the Thamesiders. The other act that night was Jacqueline and Bridie.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 26 Aug 09 - 03:09 PM

Fair enoughski Fred but I still saw Alexis corner upstairs - who sold Martin that Martin that he played for ever.

I remember another Wallasey-ish group, three blokes, but have no memory of what they were called - good bit of harmony singing and quite funny. Seem to remember a big bloke with red hair

L in C


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 26 Aug 09 - 03:32 PM

Fred, it was definitely the Hope Hall where I saw the shows. In those days I had relatives in South Hunter Street ( just around the corner from the Hope Hall) and I remember walking from there to the concerts.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Aug 09 - 03:51 PM

Didn't Martin replace Long John Baldry in the Thamesiders with Red Sullivan (vocals) Marion Mackenzie (vocals/guitar) and her husband Pete on double bass?
Can't remember what year.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 26 Aug 09 - 04:23 PM

I remember taking part in a concert held in the theatre at the side of St George's Hall sometime in the 60s(1967ish?). I can't remember much about it, but I know the Bothy Folk Singers and Willie Russell were part of the show. Does this ring a bell? I also recall seeing Planxty at the same venue and lots of people were complaining that this guy Paul Brady ( from the dodgy Johnstons) had been brought in to replace Christy Moore. BTW, I've just remembered another performer from those Hope Hall shows: Fred Jordan.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Aug 09 - 10:34 AM

Fred Jordan. Saw him at The Spinners folk club. He Turned up in collarless stripy grandad shirt, braces, big baggy trousers and old boots not laced up.His dress prompted some folkie teachers and nurses in the audience, to discuss wether they should wear their work clothes to any of their future gigs at folk clubs. Quite funny discussion.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 28 Aug 09 - 12:34 PM

I wonder does anybody remember Noel Scanlon? Fairly young bloke. Irish. Helluva good singer as I remember, who had an unfortunate tendency to get extremely drunk on a Saturday night. This was so much so that the Mersey Traditional Gathering reluctantly had to ban him.

Can anyone remember which part of Ireland he was from, also any of the songs he used to sing? The only one I can bring to mind was a song about a stowaway called the City of Baltimore.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970 etc etc!!!
From: GUEST,Tony Davis
Date: 29 Aug 09 - 08:01 AM

Green Moose Coffee Bar
Among other noble functions the Moose held the few(?) meetings (monthly?) of the well-intentioned but fairly short lived Liverpool Folk Federation.
The one I remember most clearly was when a letter from a guy called Paul somethingorother asking - nay demanding! - a fee of I think thirty pounds for an appearence - at a folk club no less!
When we stopped laughing I think it was deemed not worthy of an answer....
I STILL think we were right not to bother..,..Then he pinched Martin Carthy's version of Scarborough Fair ...and the rest is history..Yes Geoff, I know he wrote a good 'un "sitting on Widnes(?) railway platform but I ask you! £30 for a solo singer in a folk club!
Oh yes, SPIN Magazine was edited and produced by Beryl Davis with regular Shanty and Sea Music contributions from the great Stan Hugill, a Ballad fascinating column by Leslie Haworth, (father of Colin!)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Andy Seagroatt
Date: 29 Aug 09 - 09:55 AM

Just caught up after coming back from Whitby - some more recollections prompted by this thread:

Like John Howson, I started off going to Jacqui and Bridie's Club when I was 15 although I don't remember him from that club, only the Calton Club later on (I think it was Calton rather than Carlton after the song, the 'Calton Weaver'. At Jacqui and Bridie's they used to put on tea and sandwiches before the club started (not that I ever went that early). There was Stan Mason tape recorded every night, I wonder what happened to those tapes, and Ron, a concertina player, who used to sit in the front row and knit. And either Robin Hall or Alex Campbell drinking a whole bottle of whisky during the performance from a pint tea mug. A good singer called Louise who was a regular and Anthea ? and her brother - didn't she marry Peter Bellamy or am I mistaken?

John's forgotten that I was in the Wakes very briefly when it started but then I went to college in Leeds so that was the end of that.

We used to have a huge house in Broadgreen in an unadopted road and the MFRA bus was parked outside for a couple of years. I've no idea what the neighbours made of it, we never asked.

I remember John Kaneen's Australian songs as 'The Road to Gundagai' and 'Bloody, Bloody, Bloody' and the cartoon of Bob Dylan on Jim Peden's guitar case showing a rear view of him bending over with 'Another Side of Bob Dylan' written underneath.

And I was at the concert in the theatre at the side of St George's Hall, Willie Russell (now my brother in law) was part of the show with The Kirby Town Three singing 'The Mersey Tunnel is 3 miles long and the roof is made of glass' and 'Bottle of Gin' amongst other songs.

The third Leesider was Pete Hayes.

No one mentions the Spinners much these days but, although I was never a fan, they did a huge amount to popularise folk music during the revival. It's a shame they don't get more credit for that.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Aug 09 - 05:32 AM

Anthea and Chris Birch and - Yes she did marry Bellamy.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Aug 09 - 05:51 AM

Hi Andy. I agree with what you said about the Spinners.They introduced so many people to folk music.Mick Grove went into local politics in wallasey and Hughie Jones is still singing around the folk clubs with his wife, Christine who plays banjo. She was one of the original founders of the Bothy folk club, I think.She played in a trio with Dave Boardman from what I can recall. Hughie was alays a great singer and guitarist. I always thought that Hughie was a "real folkie" and interested in the tradition more than the popular folk music.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,GUEST
Date: 30 Aug 09 - 06:21 AM

The trio to which you refer was in fact "the Bothy Singers" who started a club in the city and then moved it up to Southport.They were Dave Boardman,Chris Jones and Stan Ambrose.The club is still
very healthy and being run by Clive Pownceby and others.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: LesB
Date: 30 Aug 09 - 07:55 AM

Shame, how could you forget Tony wilson?
Cheers
Les


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Shelagh B
Date: 30 Aug 09 - 10:19 AM

Yes, Godfrey has confirmed that the Bothy Folk were never a trio, and Tony was always in the group. Sadly Tony and David are no longer with us, both having passed away in 2004.
I can also confirm to Tunesmith that Godfrey DOES like folk music.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: LesB
Date: 30 Aug 09 - 10:40 AM

Hi Shelagh. Welcome to Mudcat.
Cheers
Les


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Barbara Snape(ne Bennion)
Date: 30 Aug 09 - 02:33 PM

Wow! this is really interesting. I am Barbara Bennion from Birkenhead. I saw Clive in Whitby and he told me all about this site. I dropped out of the folk world in 1988 when I lived in Burnley. There wasn't much there and other things took over. Then in 2000 I started going to a singaround where in 2004 I met Peter, we began singing together and in 2007 got married. We are very much involved in folk music and have a web site www. thesnapes.org .uk if anyone is interested.
Back to the really interesting stuff. I've been looking through my old diaries going back to 1967 when I first became involved. We went to the Spinners club it was 5/- to get in and the queue went round the block. Angie Gough took the money. We saw Fred Jordan, The Coppers, Packie Byrne, Alex Campbell to name but a few. We went to the Mitre, we saw Bob Davenport, Barbara Dickson, Magic Lantern Mick Maloney and Dave Docherty, Dick Gaughan and Ali Baine to name but a few. The Pez Espania (Sunday)- Gary and Vera were guests one night. The Bothy (7/-). The Pinehurst,(The Alehouse)- I think this moved to the Cattle Market and Old Rope ran it, then later Black Dog ran it. The Pineapple run by Lenny Meakin (my first booking £3.00). The Old Fort was on Wednesdays and Maggie and Pete got engaged on 8th March 1972. We ran the Fox in Grapes with Barry Walmsley and Ken Wood on Fridays and Bernie and John were guests (I was Surprised how good they were). I'm up to the middle of 1972 but I have to go now. However I'll come back to chat soon xxx


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: patryan
Date: 31 Aug 09 - 05:03 AM

This is fascinating. I was at college in Liverpool from 1971 - 1974 & went to Jacqui & Bridies, the Spinners, Rhonas ( In Bootle ? )The Landfall & the Black Horse West Kirby, amongst others.
I was doing floorspots at the time & there was so much choice. I also went to Adrian House as that was my local & recorded 2 tracks on the cassette that Joan mentioned. I have that somewhere. I also ran the college folkclub at the Pineapple for a couple of years & we had Martin Carter, Mike Harding & Barbara Dickson amongst others.
It was a great time.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Shay Black
Date: 31 Aug 09 - 01:45 PM

Hi Barbara,

Nice to see you put in your tuppence worth.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 01 Sep 09 - 05:58 AM

The club which Maggie & I ran at the Old Fort in Precott St was actually called the "PUNCA" club as it was originally a gathering of local poets before we got involved. The late Tony Rosenbrook coined the name as his poetry was described by one of his school teachers as Peurile Uncouth Neurotic Childish Art" = PUNCA. We had some great nights there and we remember having to remove the hosts of snails which invaded the room which was only used once a week by us. We are still involved in the local scene in darkest Hampshire and are part of the Old Trout Band which gets about a bit now and then. Furthest gig so far was in Northern Germany but thats a tale for another time.
Best wishes to all our old friends
Pete (and Maggie)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Sep 09 - 12:21 PM

Apparently Stan Ambrose has been playing the harp for some time
(see reference to Bothy Club Southport).He and Geoff Speed have
been presenting a programme called Folkscene on Radio Merseyside
for some 40 years and more.Is it on the inhternet please.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: terrier
Date: 01 Sep 09 - 01:32 PM

Radio Merseyside Folkscene


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Joyce Jennings ne Bennion
Date: 01 Sep 09 - 01:35 PM

Folk scene.Does it still have the original "Morris On" as the theme tune. Sure it use to be on Sundays.I remember Stan Ambrose at the Spinners club singing, "I live in Trafalgar Square with 4 lions to gaurd me" etc.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: DaveW
Date: 01 Sep 09 - 09:44 PM

A few days ago, a few of you had written about your interest in Pete Douglas of the Leesiders and his whereabouts. I happened to know that Peter is doing well, and is performing each week at a dance resort in Sweden. He has been performing there for 19 years. He is singing, playing his guitar, his mouth organ, even some piano, and is a wonderfully talented entertainer. We enjoy his his humor, not only on stage, but in everyday life as well. As our island resort is a summer business, he spends the rest of the year in a town north of Stockholm where he has for many years been teaching English. If there is any information you would like to pass along to Peter, let me know and I will be happy to do so. I told him a couple of days ago that I would post to the board after reading to him many of your comments. It was a pleasure to see the smile on his face as he was happily surprised that this thread on the forum existed. More later. Dave


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 02 Sep 09 - 04:52 AM

Tell him thanks for great nights at the Leesiders Club

L in C


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 02 Sep 09 - 06:08 AM

Pass on our regards to Pete Douglas and remind him of his "Humble" beginnings in Stainburn Avenue near my mum's
Pete F


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Mr Happy
Date: 02 Sep 09 - 07:43 AM

Les in Chorlton - PM
Date: 26 Aug 09 - 03:09 PM


I remember another Wallasey-ish group, three blokes, but have no memory of what they were called - good bit of harmony singing and quite funny. Seem to remember a big bloke with red hair

***************

Maybe the Hooters? [From Hooton]


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 02 Sep 09 - 08:07 AM

I remember the Hooters - did they run a club in West Kirby?

Les


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Bill Bracken
Date: 02 Sep 09 - 12:39 PM

Hi with regard to Pete Douglas the last time I met Pete was in Gothenberg, Sweden in the late 70s when I was on tour with John Kelly. Pete came to the gig. Glad to hear he is still alive and gigging.
Does anyone know where John Kelly is as we have lost touch and I would really like to hear how he is getting on. I am living in the mountains in Spain and still gigging. Great to read all the info on the Liverpool Folk scene, great days!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Jerry O'Reilly
Date: 03 Sep 09 - 03:11 AM

Well hello Bill, nice to hear from you. I often think back to "the old days" and you and The Sporting Races of Galway. Glad to hear that your still well and gigging!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Mr Happy
Date: 03 Sep 09 - 04:00 AM

GUEST,Bill Bracken,


Regarding John Kelly's whereabouts, he's on Mudcat & his handle is Harmonium Hero.

He's also got a website here http://www.bigalwhittle.co.uk/johnkellyharmoniumhero/index.html
Hope this helps


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Bill Bracken
Date: 03 Sep 09 - 06:10 AM

Hi Les yes the Hooters did run the club i am still in touch with Rob Jones ( Jonesy ) he writes some lovely songs i recorded Give My Regards To Dublin it gets a lot of airplay here in Spain.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 03 Sep 09 - 06:45 AM

So who were the forgotten group from Birkenhead?

I remember a great 3 part version of:

Brave Admiral Cole he's gone to sea, Oh me Boys Oh
Brave Admiral Cole he's gone to sea, Oh
Brave Admiral Cole he's gone to sea
Along with our ships company
On board The Bold Benjamin Oh

Not to be confused with a group of younger lads called the Sandsiders

Cheers
Les


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Bill Bracken
Date: 06 Sep 09 - 08:29 AM

Hi ta for John Kelly info after a long time we are back in touch we had a 2 hour chat ( nothing changes ).


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Keith Myers
Date: 07 Sep 09 - 01:39 AM

Hi All,

What a great thread. Brings back so many memories.
My wife is on here more often than me and said I'd been mentioned.
Not had time to read all the posts but run quickly through them so sorry if I'm repeating anything said already. Well Clive you got it wrong you did not find me in the Elsinor :-( The wife's mother was seriously ill end of last year start of this and the brewery gave her paid time off to look after her so we could hardly ask for time off to go to Whitby. Sure I was involved in running Adrian House in the early seventies until I moved down south for work but it was really run by a committee. There are a number of people on this thread who I remember from those days. One is Pat Ryan - I remember going back to her college halls trying to dodge the nuns :-) and before anyone asks no we where just friends. BTW Pat what was the name of your mate that used to come to the club with you? Bill Bracken was another blast from the past he was a great singer and entertainer and was willing to do a night at short notice which he did for us a number of times when a guest was ill etc. Don't get me wrong he was also booked in his own rite many times. There are also a few other people I remember from those days. One is Lennie Meakin who was a member of Quadrille and ran the club before the committee took over. Many years latter when I was down in Reading and friendly with Graham Metcalf I was surprised to find that Grahame was singing with Lennie in Oxford. Another was Ian Woods who in those days lived near Daresbury but came over to Liverpool on a regular basis and was a regular guest at the club. He also ended up in Oxford and singing with Graham. The last one is Lennie Cruckshank - He didn't sing or play but the club wouldn't have been the same without him. He was there almost every week you'd hear the cry from the back of the room "Give us the Sash" - didn't go down too well with the Knights of Saint Columba :-)

BTW going to Bromyard to make up for missing Whitby.

Cheers Keith


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Adrian House Cassette
Date: 07 Sep 09 - 02:18 AM

Hi,

I have my copy handy...

1. The Three Drunken Maids - Quadrille
2. The Praties                   "
3. Talchuwanna Girls       - Old Rope
4. The Old Alarm Clock    - Pete Whatman
5. McCafferty                   "
6. Soldiers Joy            - Bernie Davies / Mike Lindon
7. Medley                        "

8. Greenland Whale Fisheries


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Pete Rimmer
Date: 07 Sep 09 - 05:23 AM

Good to see all the talk of liverpool Folk Club.
Its always good to hear from old friends,and many of them are still singing,and why not.
There was of course a very big scene all over Merseyside inc Crosby ,Formby and of of course Southport.
Pete Rimmer


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 07 Sep 09 - 08:13 AM

Not to mention Ellesmere Port?

L in C


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 07 Sep 09 - 08:35 AM

I used to go the Bothy Club in Southport in the mid-60s/early 70s and the club was very well organised. The Bothy Singers themselves always went out to entertain with a well planned song list, and there were some really talented local floor singers.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Mr Happy
Date: 07 Sep 09 - 08:48 AM

,,,,,,,, & Chester!!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,joyce Jennings nee Bennion
Date: 07 Sep 09 - 11:13 AM

Lenny Cruckshank sang and played guitar really well. He often played at The old Fort on a Wednesday night. He sang The streets of London and another song about a racehorse. He Played with Joe Rooney who sadly died a few years ago.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Barbara Snape
Date: 07 Sep 09 - 03:03 PM

We used to go to the Bag End Folk Club in Ellesmere Port with Barry Walmsley and Ken Wood, but I don't remember who ran it. In 1972 we went to Nellie's ( the Customs House) on Thursdays and Saturdays, it took over from the Mitre. Afterwards we went into the Canning Place and stayed until the sun came up! I haven't got to Oily Joes yet. Frank MaColl appears alot in my diaries as does Bernie, Flat County String Band, John Kaneen, Tony Wilson, Stan, Fergie, Keith who was a friend of Franks and lived near Sefton Park. Oh and I have a mention of Ann Maloney who had just moved down from Oldham and was teaching travellers on the Dock Road. I'll keep reading I'm nearly at the end of 1973.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 07 Sep 09 - 03:18 PM

I ran the Bag End with Ken and Barry until the Summer of 73. Barry left for somewhere Midlandish and I ran it with Dave, Jenny and Lesley and we called ourselves Telford Basin after the canal basin at the bottom end of Ellesmere Port. The Club closed in spring 74 and I left for Bath in Summer 74

Les in Chorlton


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 02:28 AM

Here's a name from the 70s that hasn't been mentioned yet:Gill Burns. It looked for a while like Gill might makes waves on a national level. What is she up to these days?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Liberty Boy
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 03:56 AM

Very interesting that we've heard no mention so far of Barry Halpin and Bruce Scott. Two larger than life characters who were very prominent and were involved with a club in The Railway in St. Helens. Not to mention the fact that they were "barred" from Jim Pedan's club for blowing the froth off beer during somebodys performance. Barry, of course, later died in India and for a while the newspapers tried to make out he was the missing Lord Lucan.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Keith Myers
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 08:19 AM

Seen Bruce Scott a few times at Whitby over the last few years.
He was booked there a couple of years ago.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,pat ryan
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 04:04 PM

Hi Keith My friends name was Anne-Marie & we went to many of the clubs at that time. No-one has mentioned Lorna or Rhona who used to go to Jacquie & Bridies I think. Also a group/duo called Moonshadow ?The Windmill Folk ?    The Black horse at west Kirby was great but we had to leave before the end to get the last train so the nuns didn't lock us out !!!!!                                           I also remember entering a competion at the 2plus 1 on a Sunday night run by ?????                                           Whatever happened to Pete Whatman ?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,John Howson
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 05:51 AM

A couple of posts back there was a mention from 'Liberty Boy' that no one had mentioned Bruce Scott. I think you'll find I did and to answer Fred MacCormick's question about Noel Scanlon. He was a Kerry man and he gave Bruce several songs including 'The Rocks of Bawn' and 'The Deck of the Baltimore'. They are both included on Bruce's 2005 CD 'My Coleen by the Shore'. Noel was a hell of a singer but he was never a part of the folk club scene and sang mainly in the Criterion in Brunswick Road which was run by another Kerryman Peter Scott.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Liberty Boy
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 09:49 AM

John, apologies for forgetting that you'd mentioned "Scotty". I'd hate to see him airbrushed out of this discussion. Besides yourself, I think I have more intimate of Bruce and Barry than most people.
Jerry


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Liberty Boy
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 09:50 AM

Should read "intimate knowledge" above.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Peter douglas
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 10:37 AM

Hi,a couple of people wanted to get in touch, here is my mail address;
    peter.douglas@hotmail.com


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Joyce Jennings ne Bennion
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 05:20 PM

We had a "stay back" at the Customs House one night and we were singing some old rock'n roll and Nellie appeared wearing an 1950's bathing costume with a little skirt attatched and started dancing around the bar.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Keith Myers
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 07:12 PM

Hi Joyce,

You amaze me as far as I remember Lenny never sang or played at Adrian House and he was there most weeks. I can't think he thought he wasn't welcome to sing or play we where happy to let anyone play or sing. Anyone know if Lenny is still around?

Keith


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 10 Sep 09 - 05:39 AM

Someone mentioned Lorna a couple of messages ago - was she the girl who ran a Sunday night club at the Mons in Bootle.
Keith - good to hear your still about - give our regards to Faith - we could share some memories about Whitchurch some day
Pete & Maggie


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,joyce Jennings nee Bennion
Date: 10 Sep 09 - 10:36 AM

I last saw Lenny Cruickshank on TV on Street Matesabout 10 years ago.It was a programe hosted by Davina McCall who ran around the streets looking for mates for people. I will point out here that it was Lenny's son that she was looking for a mate for.He was still in Liverpool.
I was thinking about another pub land lady, Maisie from Ye Olde Crack in Rice street.We used to have an irish session there on a Wednesday. She use to go mad at the guys in the pub and shout ,"no smoking your marahona in here", pronounced "marajorama". She had a hell of a voice on her.With todays customer service and PC society there aren't any landladies of that kind left.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 10 Sep 09 - 11:05 AM

Lennie Cruickshank was awarded a medal of some sort some years ago (OBE ??) for service to the community. I think he started up a city farm somewhere in Liverpool 8. I recall seeing him on TV with Glenda Jackson when both were wading through the old sewage pits in Lower Lane discussing his plans to create a fish farm there. Sad to learn that Joe Rooney, lennies singing partner (Black & Tan) had passed away.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Rod Davis
Date: 10 Sep 09 - 01:40 PM

Some great stuff here on this thread! Why doesn't someone write it all down whilst there are still sufficient people around who remember it?

I was amused to see a reference from Andy Seagroatt to Mabel's Own Ceilidh Band. We used to play in the Old Post Office pub round the corner from the Green Moose, much to the annoyance of the landlady, Mabel. It would have been a problem finding another place to play so we hit on the idea of asking Mabel if we could name the band in her honour. This absolutely did the trick and there was no more talk about getting us out. I even heard her telling some guy at the bar "Them's my lads playing in there!" The wonders of PR….

When we played in the band competition at Bluecoat Chambers we provided our usual thrown together sound. Somewhere I still have photocopies of the judges handwritten verdicts, Bert Lloyd just wrote "Good Old Mabel!"

The pub with the bamboo room was the Victoria, down the left side of St George's Hall as you go towards the tunnel. It was notorious for the Newcastle Brown which flowed like water. I would drink six bottles and drive home. Nowadays after six bottles I wouldn't even remember if I had a car……

I first heard about the Spinners Club in October 1960 from a fellow Liverpudlian I met at university. When I came home for the Xmas vacation I joined the club. This was soon followed by the Washhouse in the basement of Sampson & Barlow's, pointedly subtitled "The Singers' Club", a less than subtle reference to the fact that most of the members were floor singers from the Spinners Club who wanted a bigger crack of the whip.

Some years later Pete McGovern himself introduced the Bluegrasss Ramblers when we appeared on Hughie Green's "Opportunity Knocks" at the Granada Studios in Didsbury. We sang and played "Boil 'em cabbage down" but we were told that we had to change the words of one verse as it constituted advertising.

Our original verse ran:

"I bought my girl a pocket watch she swallowed it one day
And now she's taking Epsom salts to pass the time away."

We had to change "Epsom Salts" to "Liver Salts".

In the early days of course Jacqui McDonald played mandolin for the Spinners, I was very impressed with her curly Gibson. A few years later I was privileged to see Doc Watson for the first time when he appeared at the Coach House with Ralph Rinzler.

I clearly remember Paul Simon appearing at Sampson & Barlows several times, it must have been at the Spinners Club. Paul did a sort of egocentric cabaret act rather than the slightly self-deprecating thing the average folk club guest served up. This really got up my nose and I would stay outside drinking until he had finished as I couldn't stand the smarm!

Regarding Jim and Shirley Peden, I also assumed that the group had been called after the song "The Calton Weaver", however when I checked this with Jim he told me that it was because they lived in Calton Avenue just by Penny Lane!

Stan Ambrose once borrowed my Swarbrick and Carthy LP so he could use a tune from it as the signature tune for his radio show. Stan - if you ever get to read this, have a look in your record collection just in case it's still there, it must be worth a few bob by now!

A few names from the dim and distant with whom I am still in contact are Ben Manning, guitarist and habitue of the Green Moose (he worked in Littlewood's IT department). Ben has been living near Minneapolis for many years and he is now retired and makes musical instruments. Alan Ward, mandolinist of the Bluegrass Ramblers, is still around in the London area and is still picking brilliantly; Bob Hughes, guitarist from the same group now lives in Oxford but doesn't play much. Dave Gould, our banjo player, sadly died a few years ago in Israel to which he had emigrated, I am still in touch with Natalie however.
Rosie Davis, (sister of Bernie and myself), lives in E Sussex and is very active these days on the festival scene.

Best regards to anyone who still remembers me! - Rod Davis


I repeat - it's about time somebody did a decent write up about the folk scene in Liverpool, maybe there is one already and I have missed it???


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 10 Sep 09 - 03:56 PM

Rod, I'm sure there's a great book to be found in the history of the Liverpool/Merseyside folk scene, and I nominate Clive Pownceby for the job. The lad's got a great turn of phrase and has been in the middle of things for 40 years or so. Who will second the motion?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 10 Sep 09 - 06:12 PM

Thanx for those few kind words! Would I get a fat advance from a publisher? I often wonder what a Motown/Stax fan is doing with such a level of involvement in this absorbing and rewarding music but I am, of course only standing in for the late Tony Wilson - a 6 months tenure that became a way of life.
Gill Burns is back living in Wallasey with long-term partner Richard and steadfastly declining to pick up a guitar. She lived in Herefordshire, near Bromyard for many years. She works in "Folk In Education" or some such body, and if nowhere else I see her annually at John Mackintosh's at-home Burns Night bash in Port Sunlight.
I still have all her records including the single 'Skates And Bananas'and I'm sure she's also got plenty of copies!!!! Loved those songs of hers - 'Romeo' and 'The One About The Beatles' which was deserving of a better title but she never got around to anything more catchy and that tag was what everyone asked her for at the 'Victoria.'


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Bluegrassman
Date: 10 Sep 09 - 06:53 PM

Alan Ward was playing mandolin last weekend at the Didmarton Bluegrass Festival as part of "A Band Like Alice" one of the finest British bluegrass bands on the scene.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Helen B.
Date: 10 Sep 09 - 07:41 PM

We had a Liverpool folk group visit the Orpington Folk Club in 1972. I can't recall their name, they were brillant. All I can recall was a young lady called Jenny, she had a wonderful voice.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Liberty Boy
Date: 11 Sep 09 - 02:45 AM

Rod, great contribution to this thread. One question, was The Spinners club ever in Sampson and Barlows? I thought it was in Gregson's Wells. I never realised that Rosie was your sister, we met at Whitby this year at the Traditional Night Out and exchanged some dancing steps in the interval. What about Ted Owens in the Green Moose, anyone know where he is? Last I heard he was warden of a youth hostel on the Isle of Skye
Jerry O'Reilly


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 11 Sep 09 - 03:36 AM

I know this is a daft question but where was the Orpington Folk Club?

L in C


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 11 Sep 09 - 05:41 AM

If anyone does decide to write that book then please let me know as I can probably find a few very old photos (pre digital of course)as well as lots more memories.
Keep the thread going

Pete & Maggie


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 11 Sep 09 - 07:08 AM

Jerry,

The Spinners club was indeed in Samson and Barlows in the early 1960s, as was the Calton Club. They both moved to Gregsons Well in the mid-late 60s, sometime after 1965 anyway, possibly when S&B closed down.


"Rod, great contribution to this thread. One question, was The Spinners club ever in Sampson and Barlows? I thought it was in Gregson's Wells. I never realised that Rosie was your sister, we met at Whitby this year at the Traditional Night Out and exchanged some dancing steps in the interval. What about Ted Owens in the Green Moose, anyone know where he is? Last I heard he was warden of a youth hostel on the Isle of Skye"
Jerry O'Reilly


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 12 Sep 09 - 12:20 PM

Still dredging up old memories - We used to go to a club at the Windham in Bootle run by a group called the Moonshiners. I recall seeing Pete Stanley & Wiz Jones there and remember the night the place was packed out because Louie Killen was booked. Only problem - he never turned up so we had a great singers night. I think that the guy who played banjo in the group went on to play for Hank Walters Dusty Road Ramblers. Are they still about?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 13 Sep 09 - 06:17 AM

btw there's a 1965 photo of the 4-piece Bothy Folk on our website - (www.bothyfolkclub.co.uk) - it's rather good and I've got Tony Wilson's old scrapbook which is full of nostalgia; - photos, press cuttings, jottings and a poster for Cambridge Festival 1966 at which the group was booked. 2 day ticket = £1!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield
Date: 14 Sep 09 - 08:52 AM

My own involvement in the Liverpool folk scene was brief, but to me,
significant. I grew up in Crosby and attended Waterloo Grammar School, 1962-69.

Sometime in the fourth or fifth year, I came across folk music. This was a knock-on impact from Dylan and the protest songs in the charts and its fringes I guess. The school had a strong musical side to it - I was in the school choir, as were several school friends who acquired guitars. We started singing 'folk' songs in the fifth year, I think, when the school was strengthening the House system by having social evenings - the finale to the first evening, in perhaps December 1966, was a selection of songs from the folk
group. No idea now what we sang, but perhaps it included the likes of
Blowing in the Wind, Kumbaya...

By the time we entered the sixth form, we were taking this a bit more
seriously, adding to the repertoire, attending Jacqui and Bridie and
Spinners concerts at the Phil, learning their songs, and making contact with similar folk groups in the other 5 grammar schools in Crosby - Merchant Taylors Boys and Girls, St Mary's (boys RC) and Seafield Convent (girls RC) and Waterloo Park (Girls) Grammar. We did folk nights in the schools etc.

The folk group I was in settled at three people - Graham Matthews, Geoff Holland and I - we were called The Tarrymen. We increased the repertoire, but didn't know anything about the wider folk scene - we didn't even know that folk clubs existed.

After A levels, Graham went to Keele, Geoff stayed in Liverpool and I went to Manchester. We all continued our interest, although
I became the most keen! I joined the uni folk song society, bought the Deep Lancashire LP, and that took me to Harry Boardman's folk club, the Manchester Sports Guild, Bert Lloyd's Folk Song in England, the EFDSS..... By the end of my first year, I'd become secretary of the uni folk song society!

Back in Crosby for the summer, Graham, Geoff and I decided to run a folk club (during the summer, when many folk clubs closed down! Perhaps that's why we got a good audience!). Somewhere during the previous year, we'd come into contact with the County Folk who ran a folk club at The Ship Inn, Haskayne, but they closed for the summer and were at a loose end and we ran the club jointly. The
venue was The Litherland Hotel, Litherland. We had guests every 2 weeks I think, but I can't remember who they were - but the Calton 3 spring to mind.

After we went back to uni, and the club folded, someone else ran a club in the pub - a family band from Liverpool, name escapes me!

During this time - summer 1970, vacations through from 1969 to 1972 - we went to other folk clubs - Liverpool Folk Club at The Mitre started during this time I think, The Bothy at Southport (the Tarrymen sang there). But in 1971, I stayed in Manchester for the summer, and was one of the organisers of Manchester Folk Festival that September. I also went to Sidmouth and Whitby that summer.

During other uni vacations, and after graduation before going to teacher training college, I was in Crosby and went to various folk events. I remember MacColl and Seeger at the Bothy the night of a big football match... After 1973, I was in Crewe where the folk club was held on Sundays, so trips to the Bothy were rare!

During my time attending folk clubs in liverpool, I came across John Howson (who later came to do his teacher training at Madeley or Alsager and who came to the Crewe clubs once or twice - I think we went back to Liverpool at weekends), Barbara Bennion/Snape, her friend Mary (now in Newcastle), Stan Ambrose, Tony Wilson/Molyneux. I remember Bruce Scott singing at the Mitre, Bernie Davis who also went to Sidmouth in 71. Others I've met since, eg Clive at the Bothy, Geoff Speed, John Kaneen.

It's been a good thread - keep it going!

Derek


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 14 Sep 09 - 11:02 AM

Derek, congratulations. You're the first person I've ever met who admits to having grown up in Crosby :-).

Actually, MacColl and Seeger seem to have had a penchant for clashing with football matches in Liverpool. The first time I ever saw them was at Jacquie and Bridie's Coach House Club in the Dingle in 1966. The world cup was being played in England that year and Liverpool's Anfield ground was that night the venue for an important game involving England. The devil only knows where MacColl and Seeger put up, because every scrap of accommodation had been booked out long before. I do recall that they arrived very late though, as a result of tangling with all the traffic.

Bob Dylan was also in town that night, doing a photoshoot in the north end of Liverpool. But that's another story.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield
Date: 14 Sep 09 - 11:08 AM

You are very cheaky Fred McCormick! Clive Pownceby of this parish lives in Crosby, as does the secretary of Comholtas in Liverpool, so watch out! My mum was born in Anfield - is that better?
I never thought I would express knowledge about football on Mudcat, but the England games in 1966 were played at Goodison Park, not Anfield. I know, I went to two of them - in fact, the last professional football matches I ever attended - though I was offered free tickets for Crewe Alex earlier this year! Ah, I did say "professional" ....
Derek


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Rod Davis
Date: 14 Sep 09 - 11:27 AM

Not only was the Spinners Club in Sampson & Barlow's,but Sam Leach's Peppermint Lounge also! But of course the Spinners eventually moved to Gregson's Well.

Rosie Davis is not only my sister, she's also Bernie Davis's sister!

Barry Flynn was the banjo picker with the Moonshiners, I saw him many years ago at the Peterborough Country Music Festival when he was playing with Hank and the Dusty Road Ramblers. At the time I was playing with the Armadilloes, a tex-mex-bluegrass outfit which included Alan Ward, Rick Townend, Rosie Davis, Peta Webb and Tony Engle, (+ bass player Keith Calton/Laurie Harper/Alex??)We even appeared at the Liverpool Folk Festival and at The Cavern where Bernie played bass for us.

The last time I saw Barry was at the Phil Concert for the 50th Anniversary of the Buddy Holly gig in March '08. He was appearing with the Britannia Bluegrass Band and I was with the Quarrymen (Lennon's old outfit which was where I started out on banjo aged 14). We met up in the Phil pub later and on the Quarrymen's website there is a photo of the whole band, with Ted Costello, Pat Lindon, Pete Mackie and Kenny Johnson.

I haven't heard of Ted from the Green Moose, but I do have a photo of Silky (Irene), now Fergie's wife, working behind the counter!

Keep'em coming! - Rod Davis


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Rod Davis
Date: 14 Sep 09 - 11:31 AM

I forgotto add the URL for the photo of Barry Flynn and the Britannia Bluegrass band. Here it is


http://www.originalquarrymen.co.uk/html/phil.html


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield
Date: 14 Sep 09 - 02:06 PM

The wonders of the internet and Clive Pownceby's archives! MacColl and Seeger at the Bothy 14 June 1970 - the night that England lost to West Germany in the final of the world cup in Mexico!
Derek


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 14 Sep 09 - 05:12 PM

I can also tell you that the very first Guest booked at the Liverpool Bothy (before Southport was colonised) was Cyril Tawney - a fact he never forgot and I'd like to think was rather proud of, 'cos I've got a letter he sent us years later reminding us of the fact! His gig was 8th February 1965 and the venue was the 'Cattle Market,' - a Walkers pub in Prescot Road with even the publicity proudly advertising its being near Stanley Abbatoir!
Again, there's a copy of the flyer on our website. Tony's name had been missed off by the printer and had to be added on with biro! The club's very first night had been 23rd November 1964, so I guess they had to save up to pay Cyril his £5!
Quite apart from the Resident Singers, you'll find detailed "Resident Guests" - Hilary and Joan. A odd concept. What was all that about?

Anyway after the Southport branch had been opened, in late April '65 firstly at the 'Railway Hotel' on Chapel Street - running there for 6 weeks until the huge crowds demanding entrance forced a move to the larger 'Blundell Arms' in Birkdale, both branches ran concurrently until mid-1966. Robin Dransfield was the final Liverpool Club guest on 13th July before the pressures of running both outlets meant something had to go. With so many competing Liverpool clubs and just the one operating in Southport, it was decided to concentrate on the newcomer.
We stayed at the Blundell until the end of 2003. Godfrey Boardman's Membership books from those early days reveal in excess of 800 members per annum (quite apart from any visitors) and of course you had to be queueing outside really early (pubs only opened on Sundays at 7PM back then) to stand any chance of getting in. Heady days indeed.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Liberty Boy
Date: 15 Sep 09 - 03:42 AM

I think I arrived in Liverpool in early 1965. I can date it because it was the first time Liverpool F.C. won the F.A. Cup. I remember the huge parade down Lime Street in the open topped bus. For me the Washhouse was absolutely wonderful, because of the quality of the floor singers. Tony Murphy singing "We're Harriers, We're Harriers, we dont like people getting in our way", numerous contrubutions from John Kaneen, and a lad called John Whitehead who sang with a guitar. We formed a "group", John Whitehead, Glenys Owens and myself and did some gigs around Cheshire, including the club at Winsford, and had to run to get the last train back to Liverpool.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 15 Sep 09 - 07:17 AM

The Cattle Market in Precott Rd ? I was involved with Old Rope when they moved the Ale House Club there. Maggie & I also held our wedding reception there in 1972 with the Acme? ceilidh band providing the music. Does anyone remember Ken Adams who was the "Original" Air Guitarist always looking for a floor spot and provided lots of laughs.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,joyce Jennings nee Bennion
Date: 15 Sep 09 - 09:21 AM

The Acme cheildh band had Mike Lindon playing accordian and his brother Pat playing banjo and a guy called Glyn.I think That I may have been at that wedding with my sister.
I remember Ken Adams he used to play his zip on his anorak and close his eyes and transcend onto a different plane.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: terrier
Date: 15 Sep 09 - 03:38 PM

Glyn I think was probably accordeonist Glyn Roberts.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Cliver Pownceby
Date: 16 Sep 09 - 03:50 AM

That's right - Glyn Roberts it was, lived in Ainsdale. Died, I think I'm right in saying, some years ago, though I'd like to be proved wrong. On another note, any memories of the Dance Club that Ray Cope ran at the Litherland Hotel for many years as a kind of alternative to the EFDSS ventures?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 16 Sep 09 - 06:55 AM

Joce - I think thats the right Ken Adams and I think you were at our wedding reception. I remember Ray Cope well as I worked for the AA at the time and his VW camper broke down in Runcorn and we had to tow him back to Liverpool as he was due to call at a ceilidh that evening.
What clubs are there still in the Liverpool area as we may be around there later this year. We know about the Bothy of course. We also went to a club at the Sawn in Aughton some years ago and also the Ship at Haskayne. Either still going.
Someone has just told me that the Swan closed down and is now a restauraunt?

Keep the memories comming
Pete


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Barbara Snape
Date: 16 Sep 09 - 03:45 PM

Oh I am loving this! I'm now up to 1975 in my old diary search.
We used to go to The Travellin Peoples club in Crosby on a Friday, then to Brians flat afterwards to eat scones ( we used to hide them in our guitar cases when he wasn't looking, cos they weren't very good). Oily Joes was Nellie's new pub when she left the Customs house in November 73. We went to the Mons folk club sometimes it was run by the Folkways. John and I visited The Brunswick in Crewe in 74, was that Derek's club ? I also have mention of the 2 plus 1 Centre club which was on Sundays and the Clubship Landfall on Saturdays. In 1975 The Spinners moved to The Triton on Paradise Street, and it was never the same.
Can someone tell me if it's true that when Paddy Doody got back from New Zealand he gave the song Davy Lowston to Martin Carthy or did I dream that ?
Also around this time there was a session at the Cleveland on Thursdays Stan Francis had something to do with that. Not forgetting the Crack on Wednesdays Silly Wizzard often came when they lived in Liverpool. The lovely Martin Dunn moved to Liverpool from Northumberland around this time. He now lives near Bacup and is a keen Nutter.
I also have some old photos including one of The Jack Ketch Band with the Ketchelettes at a Christmas do 1977 (I think).


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 16 Sep 09 - 04:06 PM

Barbara, I have a recording of that Jack Ketch Band bash - well at least the 'punk' section of the show when, amongst others, we did revved up versions of Dido Bendigo,(featured a Mick Rimmer bass solo which was a straight steal from Black Sabbath's 'Black Night') and Jolly Waggoners. People walked out in disgust if you remember?
Mick Rimmer's Dad recorded us from the side of the stage. The venue was Kingston House (The Mission To Seamen) at the bottom of James Street. Somewhere I've still got the ripped T-shirt on which I'd daubed "Stab Poodles."
What were we thinking?
The rest of the night was straight English country dance music!!!! - and the world would say, the better for it!!!!!!
PS - bring the photo on Saturday (he said cryptically)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 16 Sep 09 - 04:32 PM

It's a pity there isn't the facility to post photos here. I've trawled through Youtube but can't find many Liverpool related video clips. Someone out there please download some Liverpool historical video folk stuff to Youtube. Btw, there are some clips of Shay Black on Youtube. Talking of Shay, I remember going to some social gathering at Shay's place (when he lived in a ground floor flat in a big house which backed on to Princes Park ). Here is a recent Youtube clip of Tony Gibbons and Phil Hare at the Bothy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_6Ru8-ePpc


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 16 Sep 09 - 05:00 PM

Here's a "blue clicky" link to the Youtube video.

Tony Gibbons at Bothy Youtube


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: LesB
Date: 16 Sep 09 - 05:21 PM

I remember going to Ray's dance club in Litherland regularly, I think The Acme started up around that time as a scratch band for the dance club. Funnily enough I was chewing the fat about those days with Mike Lindon at Whitby a couple fo weeks ago.
Barbara sorry I didn't get much time for a chat at Whitby, always passing in opposite directions.
Cheers
Les


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield
Date: 16 Sep 09 - 05:45 PM

Barbara - yes, the Crewe club was at The Brunswick. Give me the date, I'll tell you the guest!
The Travelling people - wasn't their club more towards Hightown or Formby, rather than Crosby, or perhaps they moved into Crosby after I'd moved?
Re Davy Lowston - there's no indication in the sleeve notes of the Byker Hill LP of where he learnt it.

Derek


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: scouse
Date: 17 Sep 09 - 04:58 AM

"I remember another Wallasey-ish group, three blokes, but have no memory of what they were called - good bit of harmony singing and quite funny. Seem to remember a big bloke with red hair......."

That would more than likely be Lol Rowbottom and his group was called "the Wallasey Wreckers."
As Aye
Phil.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 17 Sep 09 - 09:27 AM

Scouse, The Wallaseyish group was actually a quartet and they were just called the Wreckers. Their club used to mee on a Wednesday night in the Wellington pub in Liscard.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 17 Sep 09 - 10:34 AM

I first time I heard "The Streets of London", it was performed by The Foggy Duo at The Travelling People's folk club in a church hall in Freshfield ( 1969?). I was so taken with the song, that I asked the duo if they could repeat the song in their second set. They refused, saying that it wouldn't be fair to the audience to repeat a number! Very strange, I thought.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 17 Sep 09 - 10:57 AM

Tunesmith, that club was called 'The Wheelhouse' and the hall was in Timms Lane - I think the church was/is St.Anne's. The Travelling People were the Resis and I saw the Johnstons there in I guess, 1970/1. When I launched my music 'career' in an early '60s Beat group (no bands then! - that was Glenn Miller) we HAD to repeat our material - simply didn't know enough songs. No-one minded!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,danensis
Date: 18 Sep 09 - 08:26 AM

I've really enjoyed reading this thread. My girlfriend Sue (later my wife) moved to Liverpool in 1971 but as I was working in Northampton I had to hitch to Liverpool on a Friday evening - hopefully in time to get to Atlantic House.

Ww also used to go to the Dolphin which was on a Sunday night, but I had to leave early to catch the last train darn sarf. If there was a particularly good act on I would stay until the end and catch the milk train in the morning.

Sue was in a group with a chap who was a technician at the art college, but I never got to see them perform, as they only seemed to have gigs during the week.

I also remember a Polytechnic club somewhere off Tithebarn street, the entrance was across a bomb site and in through a fire exit!

I don't know if it was the Dolphin that kept moving about, but I remember a club in a fairly modern hotel just opposite Lime Street station, and another in the horrible glass and steel edifice in Canning Place.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 18 Sep 09 - 09:15 AM

I recall the Dolphin Canning Place'glass-and-steel' horror as being a Thursday night with Bernie Davis' involvement, blow-up seagull et al. That land is now part of the revamped ghastly glass-and-steel horror called Liverpool One.
The modern hotel housed the "2+1" Club which Barbara refers to in a previous post.
The Poly's 'Commerce Bar' is the place you're thinking of on Tithebarn Street - happy nights with Silly Wizard there, when they were part of the Liverpool scene. I remember a stage show of some sort at the Everyman which involved Johnny Cunningham being winched up to the flyspace by his feet, still playing his fiddle! John was literally up for anything those days - good company, always ready for a chat and a beer. He, and the band are much-missed and if anyone deserves a boxed it's them - tied up in the (sh-hh, don't mention it) saga of Celtic Music I suppose?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 09:57 AM

refresh!!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 01:33 PM

"I remember another Wallasey-ish group, three blokes, but have no memory of what they were called - good bit of harmony singing and quite funny. Seem to remember a big bloke with red hair......."

That would more than likely be Lol Rowbottom and his group was called "the Wallasey Wreckers."
As Aye
Phil.

Thanks Phil, Lol does ring a bell I seem to remember he was pretty funny also

Les in Peru


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: danensis
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 03:00 PM

Just been reading a thread on YoLiverpool about St John's Centre, where it mentions The Star & Garter, Top Rank Suite (later Romeo & Juliets and Rotters), Penny Farthing, Quinns (formerly the Sportsman), Cunarder, Moonstone (later Milo's) and St. Johns Tavern. I think the folk club I went to might have been in the Penny Farthing, the name seems to ring a bell (but then the Sportsman does as well).


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Liberty Boy
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 03:52 PM

I think it was in The Leesiders in Birkinhead that I heard The Watersons for the first time. Late 1965 I would guess. Anyone else able to confirm that?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 07:06 PM

A gang of us ran the Pennyfarthing FC in Ellesmere Port 69 to 72. $0 aniversary coming up.

But I remember a pub called the Pennyfarthing in Liverpool. I seem to remember it hard a large bronze Pennyfarthing outside

L in P


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 07:29 PM

I recall seeing Fairport at the Top Rank suite in St. Johns about the time of the 'Rosie album.' "Sloth" went on forever!!!! Good gig though.
The Penny Farthing was a Higsons new-build pub which had flashing neon spokes on the bike's large wheel, which formed the sign. Next to Royal Court - it's still there but its erm, charm has faded somewhat!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 07:56 PM

I just wanted to say what a fantastic time I had with you all last night. Mucho love to Mr J Howson and Katie for letting us share his birthday, for bringing everyone together, and for letting hangers-on such as myself enjoy the lovely music and legacy shared by you all!!!


I even got my piccie taken with Sinbad from Brookie in the Everyman Bar. Liverpool is the friendliest city I have EVER visited - best of luck to all who sail in her!

Jx


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Liberty Boy
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 03:43 AM

Delighted to hear that a great bash was had by all. Once again John, sorry we couldnt make it. And you're right of course, after Dublin, Liverpool is the friendliest city. But, I would say that wouldnt I!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,bigJ
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 05:06 AM

I'm sorry, too, that I couldn't make it, but £73.40 for a day trip to Liverpool was more than I could manage at the moment(well, I thought it was daylight robbery actually!). Glad you had a good time.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 11:26 AM

Still no news as to Lennie Cruickshank - would like to find out what he is up to. Any takers??


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 04:01 PM

BigJ - is that John Kaneen? Pity you weren't able to make - was hoping to catch up!
another time.
Derek


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: scouse
Date: 22 Sep 09 - 06:30 AM

Can anyone remember the name of the "Folk Club." along Breck Road in Wallasey by the Bowling Greens, I saw Nic Jones there many years ago and he was such a God dam revelation!! or the name of the club that was half way up Grove Road also in Wallasey which was held on Sunday nights, saw many legends there I.E. Vin Garbutt,Derek Brimstone,Tom and Smiley (I think),Pete Stanley and Wizz Jones to name a few.Also who ran it, I'm sure it was the "Wreckers" before they moved.
As Aye,
Phil.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,bigJ
Date: 22 Sep 09 - 07:53 AM

Derek,
Ahah, he said, whipping off his false moustache, 'tis I!
I was only following this thread to see what became of me.
John


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Barbara Snape
Date: 22 Sep 09 - 03:30 PM

Yes John's party was just wonderfull.
However back to the past. Derek we went to the Brunswick on 6th January 1974.

Have I mentioned the Mons folk club ? it was run by the Folkways.

Then there was the Coronation in Southport on Fridays. Also the Punch Bowl in Sefton on Wednesdays.
In 1977 we used to go to The Belvedere on Tuesdays and the Coyne brothers used to go there alot.

Then in November 1976 the start of the Liverpool folk club in Gregsons Well on Thursdays. The residents were John Howson, Me, Frank Macoll, Gron Humphreys, Seoda Ceol ( spelling probably wrong), and Tony Gibbons too I think. Isn't that were FOM ( Folk on Merseyside started ?). We used to organise Saturday afternoon concerts and pic nics at places like Croxteth Hall and the Bluecoat Chambers.

Another thing what about those magazines we used to buy called Local Folk? I have them going back to November 1971. They were published by Lew Baxter and Roy Webster, and were full of interesting articles and reviews as well as club news and whats on.

Cor! this could be just the beginning!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 22 Sep 09 - 04:52 PM

I recall going to see Barbara Dickson in maybe 1973? at Melling Folk Club at the Horse And Jockey. Monday night I think. No idea who ran it or how long it lasted. Barbara was on a roll at that time but I remember thinking "now why don't they have a stage?" She just sang on carpet level from a bay window area and I thought she deserved better!!!!!! Well she's sure had her fair share of stages since!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield
Date: 22 Sep 09 - 06:55 PM

well Barbara, I looked it up ... Mike Harding was the guest ... I told you i remembered the room being quite full!
Derek


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: LesB
Date: 23 Sep 09 - 05:43 AM

Talk about 'All our yesterdays',
Barbara, thanks for the Coronation reminder, I was in charge of the bookings for about 12 mths.
Clive, I remember that night with Barbara Dickson well. I think we went mob handed from the Bothy. I've got a cassette somewhere I recorded that night. Barbara Dickson was sat across the table from me & I got Pete Rimmer singing 'Cat on an old tin roof' with Barbara putting in some great hamonies.
I also remember seeing Mke Harding at the Mons, he had this little concertina which he was fooling around with by holding it up to his nose and letting it flop in an approximation of a rude appendige. He asked 'What's that'? and Tony Wilson let fly with F*** nose. The place was in uproar & Mike cracked up.
Cheers
Les


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 24 Sep 09 - 06:05 AM

I remember seeing Barbera Dixon at the Mitre in Dale st. Somewhere we still have a tape of that night. I particularly recall her singing an Alan Taylor song "The morning lies heavy". At that time I think she was a close friend of Willy Russel and sang occasionaly at the Top Lock Club in Runcorn which was run by (I think) The Steam Whistle Collection"


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield
Date: 25 Sep 09 - 06:06 AM

refresh


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 28 Sep 09 - 09:59 AM

What became of Brian Jaques who used to sing with a guy called Pete Hyams who I knew and a girl called ??
I know he wrote a couple of books but have not heard of him for years.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 28 Sep 09 - 11:02 AM

banjoman: Visit the Amazon.co.uk site and type in "Brian Jacques".


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield
Date: 28 Sep 09 - 06:03 PM

wasn't Brian Jacques in a group called the Fishermen , or Liverpool Fishermen? From memory, a sort of Liverpool Dubliners - lively, raucous singing group? A bit like The Beggarmen, who I came across when I moved to Manchester, except the Beggarmen were all Irish, or Irish second generation.
Derek


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Pete Rimmer
Date: 29 Sep 09 - 05:21 AM

The Liverpool Fishermens Album sells for big money now .


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: LesB
Date: 29 Sep 09 - 06:02 AM

Hi Pete,
Didn't he have a group called 'Brigantine'?
Cheers
Les


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Sep 09 - 07:28 AM

Brigantine - yes that was the name of the group. I remember the guy he sang with was our insurance man who collected every week. Name was either Pete or Tony Hyams. My Brother Mike used to give him Guitar lessons. Some of you may remember Mike who died earlier this year. He was a frequenter of the Everyman and tried to pass himself off as an Irish Gypsy (with some success) He was an exceptional guitar player and in better times made a name as a flamenco player.
Anyway, back to the thread- Is Pete McGovern still about? I have found several references to him on a number of web sites. He was the first person I heard singing The hole in the elephant's bottom which I pinched and still sing down here in Hampshire.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Liberty Boy
Date: 29 Sep 09 - 09:23 AM

While we're asking about if people are still about. What about Tony Murphy. Can anyone enlighten me?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Barbara Snape
Date: 29 Sep 09 - 02:44 PM

The news I have on Brian Jacques is that he is a very famous childrens author. I work in education and often come upon his name he has written a series of books about animals and is really big in America. The lady he used to sing with is called Liz and she had a strong voice, they used to sing a song called the evacuee.

In February 1971 the club dates in local folk were as follows:-
The Bothy-Blundell Arms, Southport
Pez Esparda-Temple st,Liverpool
Pinehurst-Townend Lane
Powder Keg-Nelson Hotel, Neston
Littlefolk-Old Parkonians Rugby club, Birkenhead
Argonaut Folk Club- Grange Rd West, Birkenhead
Calico-Park Hotel, Wigan
J & B,s-Domestic Mission, Mill St, Liverpool
Liverpool Folk Club-Mitre, Dale Street
Hope and Anchor- Prescott
County Folk- Ship Inn, Haskayne
Rhonas club-New Ferry
Atlantic House, Hardman Street, Liverpool
Hainaut- Mons Hotel, Queens Drive, Bootle.
Cor! There are more in the following month. The articles, reviews and news on all the different groups and clubs really brings memories back. Oh, and Lenny Cruckshank and Joe Rooney ran a club at The Albany on Smithdown Rd, called Black and Tan. It was 20p to get in.

I,m sorry I don,t know what happened to Tony Murphy or Pete MaCovern but I,d like to know


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: terrier
Date: 29 Sep 09 - 05:20 PM

Pete McGovern died 1 April 2006. Not heard of Tony for many years now.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 30 Sep 09 - 05:09 AM

Just back from a few days in mid-Wales and pleased to see this is still going strong. Tony Murphy, I think, still lives out Huyton way. I used to go to a club at the Flying Picket in Hardman Street a few years back and Tony was a somewhat vocal resident in all senses of the word.
Things had a left wing bias, Dave Cox was the Organiser, they had a Bank account with my old employer which went the way of all things! -blowed if I can remember the club's name. The People's Folk Club? Summat like that.
There was an annual one-day Festival that they organised and I MC'd at - that went fine for a year or two. Recall seeing Janet Russell and Jim Woodland and Roy Bailey on the bill - well, you would, wouldn't you!?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 30 Sep 09 - 06:53 AM

Sad to hear about Pete McGovern. Good to know that Tony Murphy is still about. I think he wrote "The Orange and the Green" which the spinners recorded.
The club I recall in Bold st was at the Odd Spot and was run by a group called Sink Folk who guested at the Wyndham in Bootle on a couple of occasions.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 30 Sep 09 - 08:15 AM

One of my old scrapbooks - (I know, I know, Derek, they'll be lodged at CS House one day if you want 'em!) tells me that the Club at the Picket was called the New Levellers. I'll try and find out a bit more news of Tony Murphy. Liverpool Irish Festival is coming up soon and old faces tend to emerge from the woodwork for that!
The Odd Spot in Bold Street was quite a 'Beat' venue in its day. I can tell you that the Beatles played there on 29th March and 11th August 1962!!!!!!!!!! Venue opened 9th December 1961.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Liberty Boy
Date: 30 Sep 09 - 12:52 PM

Liverpool Irish Festival coming up! Now there's a well kept secret, perticularly over this side of the Irish Sea. Shh!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Joyce Jennings ne Bennion
Date: 30 Sep 09 - 02:15 PM

Brian Jaques wrote a series of childrens books about armies of rats. The Redwall series.My son loved them and so did I.Brian said he got the idea for Redwall from sitting in Stanly Park.They are well written and have exciting stories and are highly regarded in childrens literature.I think that they may have been made into a television series as well.In fact i have some of the books in my house.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: ronnie milsap
Date: 01 Oct 09 - 02:35 AM

well well


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 01 Oct 09 - 04:30 AM

Can you give the dates for the Liverpool Irish Festival - miay try and make it there from these southern lowlands


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: LesB
Date: 01 Oct 09 - 04:36 AM

Friday 16th of October to the 1st of November
Liverpool Irish Festival
Cheers
Les


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 01 Oct 09 - 04:43 AM

Banjoman it's from 16th October - 1st November and the site is www.liverpoolirishfestival.com. Exactly what some of the headliners are doing in there is open to conjecture! Sponsored by Guinness so I guess they want some crowd-pullers for their money, and I'm not being cynical - just realistic.I was on the Committee of the first one and compared to that caper, it's surely nothing less than professional now.
The sessions and the non-music fringe should be as good as ever.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,John Howson
Date: 01 Oct 09 - 06:28 PM

Yes my do in the Everyman Bistro wasn't at all bad.

Good to see some of the old Liverpool crew: Barbara Bennion (now Snape) Mary Edwards (now Hollins) Mary Carney (now Hastings) Fergie and Sylkie Fergison, Curley Pete, Annie (Russell) & Andy Segroate, Bernie & Vera Davis, Clive & Jean Pownesby, Bruce & Dot Scott, Hughie & Chrissie Jones and Mick Groves and not forgetting Stan Ambrose.

It was all made possible by the wonderful Paddy Byrne (the owner) who I suppose I first met when I was about seventeen in the company of Tony Wilson.

Does anybody remember the Lancashire night we had in the Bistro: Mike Harding, Gary & Vera, Harry Boardman, black pudding and Lancashire Cheese! Lol


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: LesB
Date: 01 Oct 09 - 06:50 PM

I remember that. Great night.
Cheers
Les


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 03 Oct 09 - 03:54 AM

Poring over the Tony Wilson (Molyneux) archive again, in amongst the various letters of confirmation and regret ("Martin already has bookings for all three of the dates you gave us, so will not be able to be with you." - signed, Dorothy Carthy) is a little touch on the times from as recently as March 1974,in a letter from Mick Groves.
reads - "Dear Tony, Just to confirm the Bothyfolk for next Monday, 18th to introduce Sean Cannon and do 2 x half hour spots, for £15."
Presumably The Spinners had their own gig and were asking the lads to dep. Wonder how much Sean got?
Barbara, I bet you were at that evening at Gregsons Well?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Noreen
Date: 03 Oct 09 - 07:48 AM

Who was Dorothy?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 03 Oct 09 - 07:52 AM

Carty's first wife?

L in C


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 03 Oct 09 - 08:10 AM

Sorry Carthy's


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: silkie UK
Date: 03 Oct 09 - 11:58 AM

Reading all these messages makes me feel 17 all over again, would that looking 17 was so easy. Many thanks John for inviting us to your Birthday Bash it was a great night. So many people I could remember and did and many I should have remembered and didn't !!

A number of posts mention Ted Owens, a few years back Brian and I tried to contact him, we drew a blank after he left YHA., so Ted if you're a secret "mudcatter" please get in touch.

A message for Rod Davies: If you keep the photo of me serving in the Moose out of circulation I'll keep the one I have of the very young Bluegrass Ramblers under wraps. Wiilie Russell also sent me a photo of a session at the Moose. The only suitable caption I can think of for it is " does your mother know you're out? " everyone looks impossibly young.

Lots of Posts about Bernie and the Parrot, amongst a million memories I have an abiding one of "Nellies" football team playing in a snow storm somewhere on the Wirral, after abandoning the game the whole team and it's supporters turned up en masse at John Gothards sisters house, the poor woman unfortunately lived nearby, She borrowed chairs,cups and mugs from her neighbours and gave us all succour until we could leave for a session which I think was in the "Travellers Rest". Harry Boardman was booked for the evening but because of the snow he couldn't make it so Bernie (with parrot) gave the performance of his life. That was a night to remember and one where I really did think dying laughing was a distinct possibilty.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 03 Oct 09 - 01:30 PM

Dorothy = the Mrs Martin Carthy of those mid-'60s times. btw, saw the Waterson Family last night at Phil. There were 9 of 'em, inc. Lal's daughter Marie and son Olly plus Mike's two daughters. A mighty sound, a good house and lotsa people ahem, 'our' age I hadn't seen in a while.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 03 Oct 09 - 01:38 PM

That football match was against The Pennyfarthing team from the folk club that met at the Traveller's Rest, Little Sutton. Bernies did a classic rendition of "This Old hat that I've go on" and "The Four Poster Bed". I thought Harry was there but I get confused.

We celebrate 40 years since it began, this November at The Boat Museum

Cheers

Les Jones


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: silkie UK
Date: 03 Oct 09 - 01:51 PM

No Les your're not confused Harry did turn up but very late due to the snow and after Bernie had given his barnstorming performance.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 03 Oct 09 - 01:54 PM

Thanks silkie, the brain cell still functions

Les


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: silkie UK
Date: 03 Oct 09 - 02:03 PM

Looking at all the posts here there's not a lot wrong with anyones brain cells, congratulations on 40 fab years and here's to the next 40 !! Silkie.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 03 Oct 09 - 02:08 PM

Well, The Pennyfarthing didn't last very long but a string of related clubs lasted until around '82

Les


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: silkie UK
Date: 03 Oct 09 - 02:26 PM

Old folk clubs never die they just find another pub and another name...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 03 Oct 09 - 02:46 PM

true enough,

The Beech, Chorlton, Manchester, First and Third Wednesdays

Cheers

L in C


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: silkie UK
Date: 03 Oct 09 - 04:12 PM

From folk clubs to coffee shops what about the Masque, the only coffee shop where you could pay to drink coffee and then stay late and help polish the floor. I did this once and arrived home at 3am. my mothers comment was that maybe I could stay home just one night and polish ours.
Anyone else remember the fury of the customers waiting in the queue as we swanned past them up the stairs and Paddy always let us in first.
coffee at 9d a cup and an eccles cake if you were celebrating. Oh happy days !!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: The Sandman
Date: 04 Oct 09 - 03:55 PM

Martin Carthys mother was also called Dorothy.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 11:03 AM

Are any members of Old Rope still about or performing. I know that Ted Barwise passed away some years ago but haven't heard from Ken Dunlop or Keith Price for ages.
Was there a group of Post Office workers who called themselves Penny Black and practiced at the main post Office. One of the group was called Steve and he played a mandolin (Mainly the tune from Magis Roundabout. He came to a party in London with us (Myself & Maggie ) and shared the back seat of my Triumph Herald with a girl called Diane Clough.

Keep the memories coming


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 11:20 AM

Keith can be found at the Everyman, or the Bothy clubs on a fairly regular basis, sometimes sitting in with bands playing Irish pubs or at sessions. He keeps busy and retains that laconic wit he always had. Even he hasn't heard from Ken in ages though Kenny's still living in Liverpool but Pricey says he hasn't picked up his fiddle in years.
Penny Black? - wasn't Doug Mason from Birkenhead involved in that one?
Ah,hh Triumph Heralds - ours was E reg. (1967?) and racing green!!!!!
Stalled going up Sutton Bank on way to Whitby Fest. handbrake failed and the old thing was never the same - nor were my nerves as we slowly rolled backwards down that 1 in 3!!!!!!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Passive Pancreas
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 11:32 AM

fantastic!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 04:54 PM

Erm, the whole thread last poster, or my Triumph Herald tale? 'Fantastic' wouldn't be my keyword as we wrestled with the wheel and Malcolm Eyres leapt over from the back seat to lend a hand. We have never gone up that gradient since, preferring the Byland route with all the caravans!
I digress, but none of us is perfect.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 07 Oct 09 - 04:06 AM

Does anybody know how I can contact Bernie Davies?

Cheers

L in C


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 07 Oct 09 - 04:13 AM

Is this the Bernies Davis who played melodeon and sang in the 60's?

Bernie Davis?


L in C


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 07 Oct 09 - 04:21 AM

Well, clearly not as the link doesn't work

L in C


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 07 Oct 09 - 04:28 AM

Bernie Davis is living on the Wirral and still (I think) plays with Andy Kenna. Unfortunately I don't have his address, but I'll ask around and see if anybody else has it.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield
Date: 07 Oct 09 - 04:58 AM

that link doesn't work. I have his email etc. send me an email eds.editor @ efdss.org
Derek


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 07 Oct 09 - 10:14 AM

Bernie Davis was one of the funniest people on the folk scene around that time.- I remember him guesting at the Pinehurst for Old Rope and singing shanties while his inflatable pigeon was flown around the room. I think the song was Rolling Home.
Clive - Give my (and Maggies ) regards to Pricey and remind him of when we were neighbours in Skem, and my role as Door Keeper for the Ols Rope club in a pub in Breck Road.
I still have the Windsor Zither banjo hich he swapped for an old melodeon although I have rebuilt it an reired the cracks he put in it when he threw it on the floor because it went out of tune during a song


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: terrier
Date: 07 Oct 09 - 04:22 PM

If you use Les' link and wait a few seconds you will redirected to the website of the Southport Visitor. Type Bernie Davis into the site search box and indeed it is the very same Bernie singing on a video clip.
I was wondering when he was going to show his face on this thread :)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: JustBrowsing
Date: 07 Oct 09 - 06:33 PM

I manage a site related to Brian Jacques and his books, Redwall.

Some might appreciate these links:

http://redwall.wikia.com/wiki/Swallow_the_Anchor
http://redwall.wikia.com/wiki/A_Gig_wid_Brig
http://redwall.wikia.com/wiki/The_Mushroom_Folk_Sampler_LP
http://redwall.wikia.com/wiki/The_Liverpool_Fishermen

If anyone has any historical documents, photos, videos, etc related to Jacques at this time please feel free to contact me, my e-mail address is here: http://redwall.wikia.com/wiki/Contact_Us


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 08 Oct 09 - 05:48 AM

The memories keep flooding back. Maggie reminded me that Bernie Davis & John Howson were a duo of some sort and sang as "Oglet" a name I think they got from a stretch of the Mersey near the airport known as Oglet Banks.
Last saw Brian Jaques with Liz and Pete McGovern at St Johns School in Skelmersdale just before we left for the south in 1979.
When we lived in Skem there was a Folk Club run by the local council at the Knowle Brow Pub. They had plenty of money and were able to book some great guests. I recall seeing Tony Rose, Mike Harding and Bernard Wrigley, complete with bass concertina, there (not on the same night) and doing a couple of songs ourselves.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 10 Oct 09 - 07:18 AM

Pity if this thread runs out of steam as I am sure ther are loads more people and memories - Keep em comming
Pete & Maggie


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 10 Oct 09 - 08:14 AM

Does anyone out there remember a couple of young women that used to be very visible on the Liverpool Folk scene around 1980? They went everywhere together and I think they were both dentists or dental students. I associate them mainly with the Cross Keys club. I think one - the dark one - was called Jill. They both used to do floor spots.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 10 Oct 09 - 09:36 AM

I've just - I think - dragged out the name of the other young woman form the deep recesses of my failing memory: Judith.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 10 Oct 09 - 11:44 AM

Could Judith have been Judith Cummins? I knew her and her Mother. Guitar player. She came along to the Bothy and I'm sure she was involved in something medical. I remember her with her then boyfriend - Andrew something, who went on to playing keyboards with a cabaret/lounge band -'Panache' or summat.
If it's the same gal, she married and now lives in South Africa.

Jill? - Gill, then Bimson - married one of the Coyne lads, Terry or Eamon but is no longer Mrs Coyne. Good singer. Of course, I could be entirely wrong here - with eiher woman!!!!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Joyce Jennings ne Bennion
Date: 10 Oct 09 - 01:33 PM

Was she called Jane ? I rememeber a dentist marrying Eamon Coyne. Mick's wife, is/was, irish and called Miriam.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Frank Sellors
Date: 10 Oct 09 - 02:00 PM

Yes, that's got to be Gill and Judith. We once had a sort of musical trio going but could ever agree on the choice of material, the keys, or the arrangements. Gill used to introduce me as the person who taught her to play the banjo, but I'm not sure that's true. Likewise, Pete Rimmer used to intoduce me as his dad (which isn't true)or the chap who taught him to play the guitar (which, again isn't true)!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Liberty Boy
Date: 10 Oct 09 - 02:50 PM

Jill was married to Terry Coyne, Mick, whos not too well at the moment, is married to Miriam and Eamon is married to an American lady called Sue.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Frank Sellors
Date: 10 Oct 09 - 03:07 PM

Jill (of Jill and Judith)was married to Eamon. Does anyone out there know what Jill is up to these days. I heard somewhere that she'd gone walkabout with a banjo player - sounds rather folkie and bohemian.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 10 Oct 09 - 04:00 PM

Good to have Mr Sellors on this thread! A fount of knowledge - just ask him anything about the days of yore, he's bound to know!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Frank Sellors
Date: 11 Oct 09 - 04:19 AM

I've been reading through this thread and, as previous poster commented, it's a shame that there aren't any photos to go with all these reminiscences. What is needed is a dedicated website where photos, reminiscences and audio files could be posted.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 11 Oct 09 - 06:46 AM

Frank - how about setting one up. There's no doubt that there is a wealth of history about the folk movement in this thread alone.
Who was the guy who published a Folk News magazine around that time. I think he worked in a car showroom on prescott rd. I remember causing a stir when he published my article on why the Mitre closed. Tony Wilson had a go at me at Whitby about it when I stood by what I had said-The Mitre had grown complacement and we never knew from one week to the next which of the regular presenters was going to be there. It was run by John Howson, Bernie Davis & Tony Wilson at the time. I think Tony had become more interested in the Bothy at Southport.
Why did he change his name? Was it to avoid confusion with the,at least, seven other Tony Wilsons that I know of on the folk scene


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 11 Oct 09 - 07:25 AM

Tony changed monikers to give son Nicholas, the same name as his mother I think!!!! When born, there was no way Tony could deny parentship - flaming red hair, same features - all he needed was a beard! Pat came back from abroad and as in the best of ballads placed the young lad in Wilson's arms and said, amongst other things I'd guess, "he's yours." They were happy as a family unit for some years.
Wasn't Folk News realised by Roy Webster (husband of Sue - former member of Jack Ketch Band) and Lew Baxter? Lew was what would now be called a mover and shaker.
The Bothy absorbed Tony for a good while, until CAMRA took over. By that time, in the mid-'70s the Club was doing fine with a strong Resident panel whereas CAMRA was a fledging organisation which could, Tony felt, probably rightly, use his energies to better effect. What energies too! He is much missed.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 13 Oct 09 - 05:51 AM

Thanks for the info on Tony Wilson - I first knew. him when he was teacjing in St. Philomenas School in Sparrowhall Rd and it was because of him selling tickets to a folk concert to one of my nephews at the school that we really became involved in the scene at that time. You will of course remember his "Captaining" the Lancashire contingent at Whitby over several years.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 13 Oct 09 - 04:56 PM

I remember the Wars Of The Roses well, Banjoman. Tony's main claim to fame on that score was, I think, swallowing a twiddleywink in the "first to get a tiddler into a pint of beer" contest! Tony won and in celebration downed his pint in one, forgetting to take the bit of plastic out first. He came to no harm.
Yard Of Ale drinking, race up Abbey steps, and beach cricket umpired by Mike Harding all spring to mind, in what were surely happy times, though the rivally could get quite intense. The Liverpool/Lancs contingent used the 'Elsinore' as its base whilst the Yorkshire crowd (captain - Bob Spray) drank in the 'Star.'
Well there was nothing else to do - we had to make our own fun. The Spa evening concert, and Ceilidh, dance displays and singarounds in the Drill Hall with featured guests were all you got for your weekly ticket money. Pubs closed in the afternoon and at 10.30PM.
We're positively spoilt at Festivals now by comparison. Ah, but are we any happier? Discuss!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Grog
Date: 13 Oct 09 - 05:36 PM

Surprised not to see more mention of the Top Locks Club at the Waterloo in Runcorn. Run by John Kaneen,Willie Russell and Jim Peden. Many a happy Sunday night spent there in the 70's. Barbara Dickson, Archie Fisher, Bert Lloyd (I even think that somewhere I've still got the cassette I recorded that night),Carthy, Nic Jones and many others that the years and too many pints of Greenalls have consigned to the memory bank that's now firmly locked. However, I still cringe at the thought of some of my floor spots there.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield
Date: 13 Oct 09 - 05:59 PM

Tony and the tiddleywink: I remember that happening - 1971 - I know because I only went to Whitby once in the 70s and that was it. He was so jubilant that he'd got the tiddleywink in the pint ... it's not as easy as it looks! That was also the year when someone dropped a contact lens in the road late one night. Amazingly, Mike Harding found it ... we said it was because he was closer to the ground than most people! In fact, I got to Whitby that year thanks to Mike. I hitched from manchester, and got as far as York when he stopped to give me a lift. He had a VW beetle, plus wife, 2 children, sister in law and Paul Graney .. then me as well. How did we all get in? Perhaps I've counted too many people.... we couldn't ALL have got in.
Back to Tony Wilson - he was also a train fanatic. One Sunday evening at the Brunswick pub in Crewe when the folk club was upstairs, Tony was standing in the bar ... been on some railway trip (this WAS Crewe...) and had called in for a drink before going home to Liverpool. Must have been mid-ish 70s.
Derek


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 19 Oct 09 - 05:59 AM

How long can this thread go on - We went to the Top Lock Club on many occasions and saw some great guests there. Willy Russel agreed to open the Pinehurst Club for Old Rope and was about that time I think beginning to write plays.
How many remember the Clubship Landfall? Maggie had her Hen Night there and it was a loss to the character of the city when it went. I think it was about to sink in the end?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: scouse
Date: 19 Oct 09 - 06:20 AM


Can anyone give me the latest news on how Mick is?? Stuck over here in dear "Clogland as I am.. I don't get to hear a lot of news. I met Mick up at the Tonder Festival more than once when he came along with Ron Kavana. What a Craic those weekends where.
As Aye,
Phil.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 19 Oct 09 - 09:17 AM

Clive Pownceby. "Pubs closed in the afternoon and at 10.30PM."

That didn't stop Pete Rowley getting stoned out of his skull one year, to the extent that he couldn't remember where his lodgings were, and could barely stand upright. We steered him all over Whitby, not an easy task with someone the size of Pete, while he kept shouting, "I'll fall in the harbour".


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Joyce Jennings ne Bennion
Date: 19 Oct 09 - 12:54 PM

I remember the club ship landfall. Any one remember Gordon's club, next door to the Customs House? We went there on a Saturday after the sing around at the Customs House and came out just as dawn was breaking. Some right dodgey people in there. The other club was up by Ye Olde Cracke. Forgotten what it was called.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield
Date: 19 Oct 09 - 05:57 PM

keep the stories coming ... then Clive can edit them all into a book!
Good to see an enthusiastic audience at the Phil - side room, not the main hall - for Jackie oates on Saturday.
Derek


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Liberty Boy
Date: 20 Oct 09 - 02:13 AM

I was talking to Ron Kavanagh at the weekend and he has been to see Mick and says he's improving!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 20 Oct 09 - 07:46 AM

I remember seeing Southport Swords at Whitby when they had forgotten to bring their swords and persuaded a local DIY shop to "Loan" some rolls of wallpaper which they used. Suffice to say that the car park they danced on was knee deep in paper by the end.
Does anyone remember Rev. K. Loveless refusing to begin his workshop on Carols until I and several others had extinguished our fags.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 20 Oct 09 - 08:13 AM

I remember Rev, KL going on at some length in one of his own workshops, at Whitby, about the lack of musicianship amongst those of us who enjoyed singing folk songs. One of the audience was Willy Scott, the Border Shepherd, who finally given a chance sang a parody of The Bonny Bonny Banks of Loch Lommond.

L in C


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 20 Oct 09 - 10:24 AM

Ah, dear Whitby memories of the Southport Swords.
The famous wallpaper dance, which Mr Sharp wisely dismissed 70 years earlier as "not of the Folk" took place after an afternoon drinking bout in the Elsinore, and was performed in the adjacent, quiet Silver Street on a garage forecourt. Camerons Strongarm had been taken in quantity - as I mentioned in an earlier post, pubs and off-licences closed at 2.30PM and pint-downing had to be done in fierce fashion over a short timespan. It's what we know now as binge drinking and has never been exclusively the preserve of the 14 year old.
The Rev. Ken was always contentious - he revelled in it and liked to provoke controversy. In one workshop, where he was telling us categorically that no-one should ever attempt to sing in public until they had studied and practised for years at the feet of the great and good, Frank McCall, probably with a cig, stood up and accused him of talking crap! "And who are you," said Ken. Frank, standing on a "earlier-you-get-up-the-better-you'll-become" ticket and incandescent with fury, almost spat out "Francis Albert McCall, and you've been talking crap!" I don't think us young 'uns were supposed to have such disrespect for EFDSS stalwarts especially when they were Rural Dean Of Hackney. There was a collective gasp and then silence! Fortunately no more was said on that topic and we moved on to talking about Mr Kimber's concertina!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 20 Oct 09 - 10:31 AM

The Rev was amongst those who thought "The Morris" should only be danced by seriously consenting "Men" and sometimes in private.

L in C


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield
Date: 20 Oct 09 - 01:12 PM

I remember a story that Fred Jordan and Ken Loveless once had to share a twin room at Whitby (no doubt, the guest accommodation budget was tight!). If I remember correctly, Fred was a bit disconcerted by Kenneth's habit of walking round the bedroom naked ... Kenneth's comments on Fred are not recorded...
now, back to Liverpool?
Derek


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Joyce Jennings ne Bennion
Date: 20 Oct 09 - 02:41 PM

I was sitting next to Frank mcCall in that workshop and recall that a quiet amount of laughter went around the room like a mexican wave. Good old Frank, he was always honest and never afraid to speak his mind. Also one of the finest folk singers I have ever heard. He always sang from the heart and had more emotion in his little finger than Ken Loveless had in his whole body.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 20 Oct 09 - 04:27 PM

He always sang from the heart and had more emotion in his little finger than Ken Loveless had in his whole body.

True, true

L in C


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: scouse
Date: 20 Oct 09 - 05:11 PM

Hey Liberty Boy,Thanks for that.Ron's a good mate of mine as well. Love the fella so I do. Love to him and Trudy his lovely lady.
As Aye,
Phil.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 21 Oct 09 - 11:40 AM

Re Frank McCall - I agree with the sentiments expressed and remember him mainly as part of The Wakes with John Kelly, and Bernie Davies asking him at one club "Frank are you A Wake" to which Frank replied " Not while youre singing that crap"

I mentioned Clubship Landfall a while back - and remembered being on board one night when we were all asked to move to the opposite side of the ship as it was listing badly. I thought it was because I had drunk too much, but a sudden move to Port soon corrected the problem.
Does anyone remember, or have a tape of, Old Ropes one TV appearance. They did a one off with Brian Jaques and Liz. Brian interviewd the then landlady of the Custom House during the prog. Cant recall her name. No doubt someone will remind me.
Pete


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 21 Oct 09 - 04:30 PM

Nell Flanagan = licensee of Customs House.

The Clubship, what remains of it (a rusting hulk is too kind a term) was and maybe still is, at rest near Bramley Moore dock.

John Kelly is still gigging and remains a modest, unassuming talent
concentrating on his harmonium playing these days. Still wears tight jeans and stack heel boots! (settle down ladies!)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 22 Oct 09 - 05:57 AM

Thanks Clive - any info on the Old Rope TV show - perhaps Keith has a copy somewhere?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 22 Oct 09 - 04:45 PM

I'd like to think Pricey will be at this Sunday's Bothy Singers Night and will ask him!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 23 Oct 09 - 03:29 AM

Clive,

once did a charity busk with Old Rope, Barry Walmsley and Ken Chesters in Liverpool City Centre and a Mummers Play that amongst other places visited a club somewhere like Ormskirk. Best wishes to Keith if you see him

Les
Ex Bag End Folk Club Ellesmere Port


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 23 Oct 09 - 05:35 AM

Les - I think Maggie & I were there when this was going on. Barry used to sing in a duo with Maggie and last I heard he had gone to Newcastle although thats about 30 years ago. I sold him my Triumph Herald as I needed the money to buy an engagement ring. I thought it a bit much when he turned up at The Old Fort about a week later complaining that it had run out of petrol. He was a pretty fair guitar player tho' he abhored any instrument with steel strings. I once sold him a banjo but dont think he ever played it.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: scouse
Date: 23 Oct 09 - 05:36 AM

Any one know if the West Kirby Folk Club is still going. I'm comin' over for a short visit and the club use to be every Tuesday night. Anyone remember Artie Shaw???
As Aye,
Phil.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 24 Oct 09 - 06:57 AM

I was looking through some old files and came across a phot of the Moon shiners who used to run a club at the Wyndham opposite Bootle Station. I know that their banjo player joined up with Hank Walters but are any of the rest of the group still about. Can' recall their names but they had a fiddle player and a guitarist.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 24 Oct 09 - 08:25 AM

Did the Hooters run the club in West Kirby? At the something horse?

L in C


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 25 Oct 09 - 05:40 AM

The Black Horse, on Black Horse Hill. It's a disco type pub nowadays, with a sign outside which says "No Nudity".


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 25 Oct 09 - 06:43 AM

Clive, I think I am correct in saying that you used to know the members of the Southport band Rhythm 'n' Blues Incorporated ?

I saw them playing in Edinburgh in 1963 or 64 and was totally blown away. How they never made it mega I will never know.

I met Barry Womersley, the lead guitarist, a few years back at a concert in Southport, and shared a few memories and a couple of drinks with him afterwards.

Do you have any info as to what the rest of the band are up to these days ?

apologies for slight thread creep ...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: scouse
Date: 25 Oct 09 - 06:59 AM

Thanks Fred, at my age I think I'll give the Black Horse a miss!!
As Aye,
Phil.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Mr Happy
Date: 25 Oct 09 - 07:19 AM

scouse,

Consensus is there's no longer any folking about to be had in West Kirby these days.

However, if you're contemplating a visit to the Wirral, there are alternative venues.


Mondays:

Folk Session,
Farmers Arms, Hillbark Rd. Frankby, Wirral CH48 1NJ 8:30 (01516 484444)

Tuesdays:

Acoustic Night,
Saddle Club, Prenton Dell Rd. Prenton, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH43 3DB . 2nd Tue 8:45 (01516 080888)


Wallasey Session,
Little Brighton Inn, Rowson Street, Wallasey CH45 5AT 9:00 (01516 395781)



Wednesdays:

Bromborough Folk Club,
Bridge Inn, Bolton Rd. Port Sunlight, Wirral CH62 4UQ, 8:00 (01513 340759)

Mr Happy's Come All Ye:
Carlton Tavern, Hartington St, Handbridge, Chester CH4 7BN 9:00 (01244 675860)
Free Butties & Mystery Guest every week!!


Thursdays:

Magazine Folk Club
Magazine Hotel, Magazine Ln. New Brighton, Wirral CH45 1HP 8.30 (01516 373974)


Parkgate Folk Club
Boathouse, 1 The Parade, Parkgate, Wirral CH64 6RN Lst Thu 8:15. (01516 771840)

Hungry Horse Folk Club:
The Rake, Rake Lane, Little Stanney, Ellesmere Port CH2 4HS 8:00 (01516 789902)


Fridays:

Folk Ahoy:
West Cheshire Sailing Club, Coastal Drive, Wallasey, Wirral CH45 3PZ 8:30 1st Fri (01516 533619)


Pensby Folk Club:
Pensby Hotel, Ridgewood Drive, Pensby, Wirral CH61 8RA 8:15 (01516 399350)


Carlton Acoustic Jam:
Carlton Tavern, Hartington St. Handbridge, Chester CH4 7BN 2nd Fri 8:15 (01244 676688)


Sundays:

Folk at The Manor:
Old Manor Club, Withens Ln. Wallasey CH45 7NF Wirral. 8:30 (01516 781962)


Other stuff here: http://www.folkorbit.talktalk.net/


Hope this helps


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 25 Oct 09 - 07:20 AM

Well, no nudity! Who would go there then

Les


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: LesB
Date: 25 Oct 09 - 07:39 AM

Murray, Barry has a music shop in Wesley St Southport. After R&B Inc he had a band called Inner Sleeve who won Opportunity Knocks a couple of times. ( They also opened my shop for me at about that time). He has also been known to sit it with Mr Blundells Alms ceilidh band occasionally.
Cheers
Les


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 25 Oct 09 - 09:02 AM

Yes gang, Les is right. Barry's still hard at it, (Apoco Music) and playing soft rock and country. Married to Connie for many years (the sister of my old friend Paul Norbury) and Connie's the author of the "Munro The Mole" children's books.
R&B Inc. were having regular reunions a few years back, at the Royal Clifton Hotel. Pete Kelly, the consumate showman, came back to resume vocal duties once and John Conroy was on drums, with Chris Holmes (Music Students, Timebox) on keyboards. Lee Curtis, members of the Undertakers & Dominoes were onstage too. Wonder why they discontinued these events?
Apart from Barry and Pete, R&B Inc had John McCaffrey on bass (My spouse Jean still fancies him!) and Mike McKay on rhythm guitar - I haven't had news of them for years. Alan Menzies the original drummer used to play with The Bootles - maybe still does and lives in Denmark.
Barry's first band was the Diplomats. He replaced George Eccles in R&B Inc. in 1963 and their 'Louie Louie' cover got to no.40 in the charts - we still have a scratchy worn-out copy.
Sorry if this has got away from a 'folk' thread - or has it? Discuss!!!!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 25 Oct 09 - 10:27 AM

great to read all that news, Clive.

it needs stressing again that R&B Inc were a band way ahead of their time, they were playing authentic blues long before the so-called blues boom, and playing it with a virtuosity which was imo never approached by any other band of the sixties (and I did see a lot of Liverpool groups, major and minor). Barry in particular was unbelievably inventive and tasteful, absolutely spellbinding both on slow and up-tempo numbers, and all played on a crappy old Hofner with the action half an inch off the fretboard. Alan Menzies was a phenomenal drummer, a bit like Keith Moon on speed.

if you, or Les, bump into Barry, do say hi to him from me, I was the drunken Scotsman who came to Southport for the concert and stayed in his friend's hotel (whose name, sadly I can't remember) where everybody gathered afterwards. This would have been 2004 or 2005, and the concert was in the town hall.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Frank Sellors
Date: 25 Oct 09 - 12:03 PM

Murray: Barry has fond memories of living in Edinburgh and R&BsIncs residency at The Place. He has some great stories to tell of the acts that he backed including blues greats Memphis("Every Day I have the Blues")Slim and Sonny Boy Williamson.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 25 Oct 09 - 01:59 PM

I wonderif we are all talking about the same Barry Walmsley who was a biology teacher in Birkenhead at the time we knew him. No way could I see him playing soft rock or R & B


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: LesB
Date: 25 Oct 09 - 07:36 PM

No different one. Southport lad. By the way just been chatting to Keith Price at the Bothy this evening.
Cheers
Les


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 25 Oct 09 - 07:40 PM

I do apologise again for hijacking the thread, but just wanted to echo the fond memories expressed by Frank above of the Place, in Victoria Street Edinburgh , where R & B Inc played in the early sixties.

Intimate wasn't the word, I remember listening to Memphis Slim (with R &B Inc backing him) leaning against the back of his piano with my elbows on the lid. Ditto for Champion Jack Dupree who played the following week.

Barry might be able to confirm or not, but one of my other memories of the Place (possibly fallacious) is that the Gents urinals consisted literally of a bank of soil with a rough hewn channel at the base, no plumbing, no tiles no nothing.

I do remember for a fact that all you could buy for refreshment was sausage rolls and coca-cola, but everybody still left the Place on a high, just from the music.

Oh happy days ...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 08:04 AM

Give Keith our regards and remind him of the messages in this thread


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Joyce Jennings ne Bennion
Date: 27 Oct 09 - 04:27 AM

Pete I remember that Triumph Herald. Barry gave me and my sister a lift in it.The floor on the driver's side had a big hole in it and Barry's feet were soaking wet at the end of the journey.
Barry sang that "telepone song". The one that went, "So say who you are love and not hello, if I press button B all my money will go", or words to that effect.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 27 Oct 09 - 06:18 AM

Yo, Pete (banjoman) I spoke with Keith Price on Sunday - he was aware of this thread but y'know, he's so self-effacing that I don't think he'd ever contribute to any forum! He's a shy lad underneath all that bluster. I don't normally post anywhere myself but this d*mn thing is so absorbing! He rattled off a quick anecdote about the TV appearance with Old Rope and was laughing so much he spilt his drink! I'm sure he'd love a chat with you and Maggie, so give me a call on 0151 924 5078 sometime and I'll pass on his 'phone number.

Anyway getting back to the ahem 'old days,' Les Brown who's a contributor to this thread did "Silver Coin" on Sunday night - the Terry Hiscox (Hunter Musket) song which I hadn't heard in a long while. I looked out a live tape I made in 1974 of Barbara Dickson. It featured in her repertory in the days when you could see her in Liverpool a lot. This was the last time she was at the Bothy (we paid her £20!) and the whole recording through all the crackle and pop is superb - wasn't she great in that heyday? Anyone know if it's possible to clean up and improve the quality of an old cassette recording - just done with hand-held mic at side of stage into old Phillips piano key portable?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 27 Oct 09 - 08:45 AM

Barbara Dickson's old Edinburgh cohort Archie Fisher used to include Silver Coin in his repertoire. It is such a fine song that I suprised that it isn't heard more often.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 27 Oct 09 - 10:36 AM

I see that Barbera Dickson is doing a gig at the Anvil in Basingstoke early next year. I may go just to see if she still does any of the songs I remember her doing around Liverpool. I think that her Liverpool connection was mainly based on a friendship with Willy Russel. I have tapes recorded at the Mitre in Liverpool and I still occasionally "Do" one of the songs from it. An Alan Taylor song called The Morning Lies Heavy.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 27 Oct 09 - 11:47 AM

The Barbara Dickson Liverpool connection goes back to her mother who comes from Liverpool, and Barbara used to visit relatives in Liverpool as a child.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 27 Oct 09 - 11:51 AM

here is a link to Barbara Dickson's This is Your Life. This section deals with her folkie days and features Archie Fisher ( some 6 mins or so in).

Youtube Link


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Keith
Date: 27 Oct 09 - 02:40 PM

Self-effacing, How very dare you!Hi Pete at long last,no I havn't got a copy of " Love thy docker " [TV prog.] and I hope nobody else has.Thanks for jogging the memory Pete, regards to Maggie.Now then Les C,we were busking for Mencap and the pub was the Ship Inn Haskayne run by the County Folk, anyone remember Trish,Jean,Peter and John.
Les whats it worth if I don't sing early morning shanty anymore.Now will you stop naggimg Clive?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 27 Oct 09 - 04:37 PM

Keith, welcome aboard! I still maintain you're a low-key lad, who likes nothing better than a good book and a cat on the lap! - but I'll stop nagging you now. Just keep chipping in bits and pieces of memory dredging! See you next Singers Night.
btw, where's Barbara Snape with more diary extracts? She's gone quiet on us.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 28 Oct 09 - 12:02 PM

Hi Keith,

"Now then Les C,we were busking for Mencap and the pub was the Ship Inn Haskayne run by the County Folk"

True enough The Ship.

"Les whats it worth if I don't sing early morning shanty anymore."

Quite a bit! Then a bit more.

You still playing that fiddle?

L in C


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 29 Oct 09 - 06:49 AM

Hi keith - good to hear from you - we dont get to that part of the world much these days but did manage to get to the Swan at Aughton before it closed. My sisters who live in Maghull remembered the club at St Georges? which I think Ted took on after you and Ken left. You may remember my brother Mike playing guitar from behind closed curtains there? He died earlier this year and a lot of familiar faces turned up at his funeral where maggie and I played. We still play in The Old Trout Band whenever anyone books us and still manage the odd club gig. As you may have determined from the name banjoman, I am well in to making and repairing banjos since I retired and have recently rebuilt the old Windsor which you swapped with me for what I think was your first melodeon?
Ah such memories


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 29 Oct 09 - 06:53 AM

Has Ken been unearthed and resuscitated yet?

L in C


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Keith Price
Date: 29 Oct 09 - 04:11 PM

Pete I was sorry to hear about Michael, we occassionly met at the Everyman it's a sad loss.You were right it was St Georges folk club Maghull, Ken and I left to form Jack Ketch with Sue Webster and Sean Murphy, later to become the Jack Ketch Band with the lovely Clive Pownceby and Mick Rimmer.Ted kept the club running for awhile with Dave Day (sadly they have both passed on) I remember Dave organising Emma Vickers 80th birthday party great crack. How remiss of I forgot to mention Paul Wright was a resident as well


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 04:58 AM

Keith, do you and Ken get together for demon fiddling at all?

Les Jones
The Bag End Folk Club 1923


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Keith Price
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 05:18 AM

No Les not played music with Ken for 25 years and we seldom see each other just by chance. I don't think he's played in sometime


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 06:23 AM

Wow. Seems strange that we all got so much from old songs and tunes then stopped doing it. I stopped singing, no great loss their, for about 20 years, and picked it up again after learning tunes on the mandola.

I always felt that my time in Liverpool Clubs (67 - 74) was a kind of apprenticeship. Meeting and hearing people like Tony Wilson, Bernie Davis, John Howson, Frank MacColl, Tom Brown, John Kelly and of course yourselves in Old Rope. Something about the songs & tunes being more important than the performers.

Cheers

Les


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 08:36 AM

Les - you missed a lot from your list - do you remember a lady called helen (I think she was a Physciatric Nurse) who had a marvellous voice. How about John Fellows and his song about driving (Sounding the horn enables the car to pass thro' small gaps - Alchohol taken before driving enables the car to pass thro' even smaller gaps) Not forgetting Maggie (my other half) who had, and still has, a great voice which has just got better and better with time. Since I taught her to play the banjo she has widened her repetoire considerably. She is also one of the finest Recorder and Whistle players ever (not just my opinion). There were lots of fine singers and players about then and probably still are. Has anyone thought about trying to organise a reunion of some sort. We would be willing to travel up from Hampshire.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 09:47 AM

I was trying to think of the name of a young couple who I used to catch around the Liverpool folk scene around 1980(?). He played the Irish pipes and she sang. They've probably already been mentioned on this thread, but I don't think that I'd recognise their names. I remember being in a Liverpool folk club back then and I was sitting next to the pipe player when he played a beautiful slow air, and I was so moved that, at that moment, I was dead set on going straight home, selling by guitar and using is a down payment on a set of pipes. I never did, of course!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 12:29 PM

It's true Banjoman, I missed out lots not least The Spinners & Jaqui & Bridie but the memory fades

L in C
A born again banjoist


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Keith Price
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 01:33 PM

I wonder Tunesmith if your thinking of Chris Ormston and Kathy (can't remember her surname). Chris plays Northumbrian small pipes exceptionally well, if it's the same man.While I am in guessing mode Pete could the Helen you refer to possibly be Helen Brady? if so she formed a group called Hidden Stream


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 02:32 PM

Thanks Keith: Yes, Chris was the piper I was thinking of. Here's a link to his website.

Chris Ormston website


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 31 Oct 09 - 04:58 AM

Chris Ormston and Cathy O'Dea - later Cathie Ormston, (but no longer, I feel) were the equal of artists with far higher profiles. Chris is a leading light in the piping world as his website attests and has lived in the North-East for many years now. I'd love to see him again. They were instrumental (ta,dah) in Folk On Merseyside which was a loose grouping of musicians and activists which staged a few Festivals in the city in the early '80s. The Adelphi, and the Poly were venues and I've still got some files relating to those events, as being a banker (hiss, boo!) I was Treasurer.
Abiding memories are seeing Pyewacket on an Adelphi ballroom Saturday morning, launch into 'Spirits In The Material World' - superb reading of The Police song. Plus Swarb and Nicol asking me where they could erm, 'skin up' in peace before their set!
We lost a packet on the final Festival which is why it was the final one and spent the next 12 months doing gigs with a roadshow to pay off the shortfall. Actually, those were fun too and we did clear the debt in the end!
Don't suppose the 'Helen' could be Hebden? Maybe not.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 02 Nov 09 - 07:13 AM

Maggie has just had a read of this thread and reminds me that in the 1970's we could go to a different folk club every night (and often did)There were great sales of PRO Plus in the local chemists as we both had to get to work and sometimes went direct from all night after club gigs (Usually at John Fellowes House or in the upper room at the Pinehurst) Couldn't hack it nowadays
Pete (& Maggie)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Barbara Snape
Date: 02 Nov 09 - 03:37 PM

Hi, I've just been catching up with all this stuff.
I remember the Liverpool Folk Festival we had in the Adelphi, I have a photo of a singaround in the ladies loo with Frank MaColl, Flat County String Band and the group I was with Bright Phoebus ( it was a big loo).
Then I had a flash back to John Fellows singing ( now lets see) "itchy com tichy com yah yah yah sailor man no liky me", "tell me the story of Wing Chang Loo, too much of the barbari-ee ee yah".
The Barry Walmsley I remember moved back to the Worcester area and got married. His really good friend Ken Wood lived near Hebden Bridge for years with his first wife. Then married Carol Lewis and they publish Tykes News.
I remmember the Liverpool Trad Clubs Christmas do. with Jack Ketch Band and the Ketch-a-lettes ( I have a photo of that too).
Do you remember Lance who used to live near my mum on the Wirral and came to the Pinehurst with us, what ever happened to him?
Cor, the memories just keep coming.
X


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: danensis
Date: 02 Nov 09 - 03:51 PM

Oh Carol Lewis - we used to see her all over the place when we lived in Hebden Bridge. They lived somewhere near Keighley I seem to recall. I can remember talking to her on the record stall at Burnley Folk Festival when we'd come out because the band was too loud. My son was still in his pushchair, so that must be about 16 years ago.

John


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 02 Nov 09 - 05:08 PM

I met Ken last week at The MacColl Memorial in Salford. We had a short chat about The Bag End Folk Club where Ken, Barry and I were residents 72 -3 and he mentioned going to Barry's 60th birthday party!

Les Jones


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Keith Price
Date: 02 Nov 09 - 05:24 PM

Barbara,I think that might be Lance Osborne a friend of Geoff Thomas both committee members of the Pinehurst and Alehouse folk clubs. Not a clue what happend to either of them, no bloody use am I!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 04 Nov 09 - 09:40 AM

The song you refer to Barbera that John sang was The Chinese Bum Boat Song which I pinched from him and still sing occasionally. John Fellows left Liverpool to start a business selling Fertilizer as I recall and on the occasional visit used to deswcribe it a load os SH***.
Keith you never were much use except when playing or singing. How are the family??
Lance used to do a fine rendition of the Trimden Grange Disaster and I recall he was very much into restoring a very old sports car.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Nov 09 - 01:54 PM

Found the books for the Pinehurst/Alehouse folk club.Peter Patrick Finucane(banjoman) attened the opening night on the 16.9.71 and became member No 8,Miss Maggie Bowers(Mrs banjoman) late of Flat 5 44 Onslow Rd arrived on the 30.9.71 and the brazen Bennions Barbara and Joyce signed in on the 20.1.72.
We organized a coach trip to the Keele folk festival 17th of June 72, at the back of the members book is a list of those who went, one of which was Les Jones could that be you L in C ? if not then it has to be Les Jones our brilliant doorman second only to the great Godfrey.I remember seeing some poor sod with his legs eyes and fingers crossed biting hard on a beer mat, Les would not let him out till the singer had finished. Btw Barbara, Les was a male nurse
      We moved to the Cattlemarket on the 2.3.72 and the club closed on the 7.12.72, 15 months! beat that Clive Pownceby.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Keith Price
Date: 04 Nov 09 - 01:57 PM

That's me above, I think!!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 04 Nov 09 - 01:59 PM

I am Les Jones AKA L in C. I did go to Keele that year but hitched from Leeds to get there. so it looks like another Les Jones - such a popular name.
Cheers

Les Jones in Chorlton
Off to The Beech for a Singaround


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 05 Nov 09 - 05:37 AM

Keith - the Les Jones you refer to as the doorman at the Pinehurst was in fact my mate (and best man at our wedding) He was a Nurse and rose to the heights of Nursing Tutor at Clatterbridge Hospital before retiring a couple of years ago. In fact Maggie and I are going to New Brighton later this month to help celebrate a major wedding anniversary for him and his wife Sue.
You also forgot to mention that the Pinehurst in fact moved to The Richmond Pub in Breck Road before going to the Cattle Market. Les and I shared doorman duties there.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Joyce Jennings nee brazen Bennion
Date: 05 Nov 09 - 11:34 AM

That would make me 16 years old when I joined the Pinehurst/Alehouse folk club although I was already a member of The Spinners club and The Mitre.
I remember the day at the Keele Folk Festival.It was a great coach trip. I also remember Les the male nurse.He was strict but not as strict as Godfrey.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Keith Price
Date: 05 Nov 09 - 01:15 PM

Just so Peter, the Richmond was in between in fact that's the address given in the one and only Mersey and Deeside folk directory 1972.Give my best wishes to Les when you see him.
Yes Joyce bringing your homework to the club was a bit of a give away.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 06 Nov 09 - 03:46 AM

Can I just say that,no I can't beat that Keith. Except to drop in that Geoff Speed of Widnes/Paul Simon-slept-in-my-house-and-wrote-songs-on-station-platform and Radio Merseyside fame was Southport Bothy member no.1 - a fact he's still proud of, I think! I only managed no.776 in Nov. 1966, which was my 1st visit. That speaks volumes about the times doesn't it? Clubs that had upwards of 700 members in any one year, not to mention the number of casual visitors.

PS; - Joyce, door-person Godfrey is still strict! You don't get past him in a hurry, even though his sight is not what it was. We wouldn't want him any other way, as the song goes - or would we!?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 06 Nov 09 - 05:55 AM

Maggie always referred to Godfrey as "Janus" who I believe was the Greek God of the Door. We were fortunate to meet him again a few years ago when he came south to a party in Reading organised by Faith & Keith Myers. Pleased to know that he is still keeping station


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Keith Price
Date: 06 Nov 09 - 09:09 AM

Spot on Clivey, we had 796 members and we only ran for a year and a bit. The last one to sign in was Dave Rowles he played in a group called Penny Black? and later with the short lived(thank goodness) Liverpool Draught Syndicate, Brian Jaques Liz Crompton Bernie Davies and Old Rope, I hope I haven't missed anyone. We beat Everton Reserves 2-0


Who's created a monster Clive?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Geoff Speed
Date: 07 Nov 09 - 03:35 AM

Thank you Clive for mentioning it.I still have that pale yellow membership card with my name and No 1 written on it,somewhere in my papers. Little did we realise,on that very first evening that the Bothy was to survive and prosper for so long.Even then you had and still have such a fine roster of singers/musicians (and guests.
Long may you continue.
Geoff.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Windmill folk John Mackenzie
Date: 08 Nov 09 - 05:15 PM

Just happened on this thread and saw a question about Windmill Folk playing in a Liverpool folk club. We, the Windmill folk used to play in the sportsman bar that was on the lower level of St Johns precinct by the pet stores. The windmill folk started as a group of Scouts who used to play in the Windmill pub in Parbold. I asked them if I could join them and we played some small gigs around Merseyside. One night I went to the sportsman who had various bands on through the week and asked the manager, ( Jim Shinner) if he would like to have a folk group on. He said yes, Give it a try. We played there every week also with guest artists appearing. The original line up was John Fenner, John Phipps, AN other, name I forget and me, John MacKenzie, A few months after our time there one of the group left and David Jones joined us. Dave was already well known on the folk scene. He used to be on the door at Gregsons Well where the Spinners played and seemed to know everyone . The group went on from strength to strength in the 70's guesting all around Merseyside, Cheshire north Wales and Staffordshire. We finally left the Sportsman and moved to "The Ship" in Haskayne .
We also ran another folk club in Formby at the football club. New valued members of the group at that time were Dave Bresnan and Dave Gould. They were great days I could write a book !. Dave Jones and I still sing together from time to time. Dave is involved in Folk and is chairman of the Folk North West Magazine as well as being a compere at many of the country's Folk festivals.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 09 Nov 09 - 10:49 AM

Its all great stuff - here is another question if anyone can enlighten me. Some years ago We took over the running of the Whitchurch Folk Festival which ran in Hampshire till about 1993. During that time we made a lot of friends among whom was Sarah Grey who we still have occasional contact with. I was surprised to learn that she lived in Ormskirk at the time and seemed to know a lot of the old names we knew. I think her husband was Dave. Last saw her at Broadstairs a couple of years ago at which time she was living on Oregon (Which she said she hated as there was nobody there)

Another group we booked was a band run by a Bernie Faukin? who hailed from St helens or thereabouts. Is he still about.
Pete


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 09 Nov 09 - 12:41 PM

Sara = married to Dave McLurg, whom she met when billeted with him at a Liverpool Fest. in the '80s. Both good friends of ours, they live in Perth, Scotland.
Bernie Forkin's band would have been Caught On The Hop, He's still around and managing/mentoring Tiny Tin Lady when I last saw him, though that was some years back now.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 10 Nov 09 - 05:22 AM

Thanks Clive - I thought that Sara still lived in USA - she came to Broadstairs with her son and we had a great time when she sat in for a short while playing banjo with The Old Trout Band.
It was Caught on the Hop that came to Whitchurch in what I can only describe as the most unroadworthy van I have ever seen. We spent most of the weekend trying to get it going so they could get home. They were a good band though and I think they enjoyed themselves.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 10 Nov 09 - 05:34 AM

Sara and son, Kieron are playing the Bothy in February next year. (shameless plug!) www.bothyfolkclub.co.uk
Caught On The Hop have a couple of recordings on Harbourtown Records.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: LesB
Date: 10 Nov 09 - 12:28 PM

Bothy Folk Club
Talking of golden oldies, Dave Burland on Sun.
Cheers
Les


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 11 Nov 09 - 06:04 AM

`Give us the dates for next year as if we are in the area we would love to meet up with Sara again - last time we met she was selling jewellery made by Native Americans and I think Maggie still has some of them


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: LesB
Date: 11 Nov 09 - 07:27 AM

Bothy, 14th Feb 2010, you can find guest dates up to 18th July 2010, on the website Bothy Folk Club.
Cheers
Les


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 05:58 AM

Thanks - we'll try & make it.
Dont let this thread die as I am sure there are thousands more memories of Liverpool in the 60's & 70's which are well worth a read.
Anyone remember a girl called Ann Corish who did gigs around that time. We last saw her at Maghull (St Georges). That was the night that someone knocked Maggie's trble recorder off a table & broke it.
Keith - she still has that huge wooden recorder which you gave her as a replacement and she still uses it in the band (with a bug attatched)
Not much mention here of Kings Shilling who were around then and continued for many years. We still have regular contact with John Cornette and his family. John used to make instruments and I recall Tony Rosne playing a fiddleomadodleon ( a bowed mandolin) which john still has hanging on his wall in Ainsdale.

Such memories as dreams are made of -- now who said that

Pete


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 06:31 AM

Great to see Bernie Davies and lots of others at The Pennyfarthing Reunion, Saturday night at The National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port, separated from The Mersey by The Shropshire Union Canal.

L in C


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,John Bisson
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 11:51 AM

I used to frequent the Green Moose in Brook's Alley circa 1967/68 sometimes with my school pal Arthur Reeve. The Kirkby Town Three fronted by Willie Russell were the resident group. If you Google the name, there is an entry for them. I recall such songs as ' The Derby Ram','Greenland Whale Fisheries', a song which began with 'Oh don't we live all in curious times...', 'I Played in My Back Yard Yesterday', a cheerful little ditty (not!) called 'Bottle of Gin'-- a real song to make you want to slit your wrists, if there was ever one.
In fact as I type, I am only 30 yards from the old Central Cafe were the Moose club was held. (I work in an office on Church St which fronts Brooks Alley. The building still has Central Cafe on it, but it is derelict & boarded over--it adjoins the Old Post Office pub which was the start of the evening, usually.)

I also used to go to the 'Black Horse Folk Music Hall' in the B.H pub in West Kirby fronted by The Hooters, comprising Tom Topping & his mate whose name I forget. I saw Mike Harding, Jake Thackray & sundry other people there in the early 1970s (Fourpenny Bridge from Yorkshire? Stan? (Ambrose?--made an LP called 'A Lady's Man' I think) (Not Hugill-saw him with the Spinners at the Phil), Brownsville Jug Band -an absolute riot! Therapy with a stunning girl singer, again I think there's a Google entry.

Tom Topping became the Tom Topping Band--they did a gig at my children's primary school in the mid 80's appx. & his son's band appears locally, I think. They have been on the Pacific Road theatre in Birkenhead recently, I think.

Went to the Clubship Landfall, saw the Crofters, I think, als0 the Mitre on Dale St-can't remember who we saw there.

Happy days!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 12:35 PM

I think TTB will be at The Hungry Horse, Rake Hall, Ellesmere Port soon

L in C


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Guest John Hartford
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 02:54 PM

Hi John

Yea I remember the Black Horse well and saw many of the people you mention.

And I especially remember Therapy with Dave Shannon and Fiona Simpson.
Dave is a brilliant musician and as you said Fiona is simply stunning - what a voice.

I believe Dave is still writing music and directing.

Fiona last I heard had formed her own band who sing contemporary christian style music.

cheers

John


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Patrick Hutchinson
Date: 18 Nov 09 - 12:52 PM

You won't remember me as a performer--Frank McCall once described my singing as "a guitar solo with a slight buzz above it"--though I did sing with Helen Anderson and Dick Hebden for a bit doing 3-part stuff.
But all these names bring back memories, and I hesitate to ask, is so-and-so still with us.

Gron Humphreys dragged me over to Oily Joe's. He used to show up at Bob Buckle's club in Wallasey, and after the innumerable 12-year old girls singing The Boxer ("there were times I was so lonesome I took some comfort there"!), and Phil Guy singing John Denver, Gron would get up, looking like an archetypal dirty old man from Monty Python, and sing "Sheath and Knife" or some such, unaccompanied, then whip out his tin whistle and play a tune. Blew my mind.

And so to Oily Joe's I went, and frequented it for a few years. Barbara Bennion singing like an angel. Bernie Davis playing the 4-Poster Bed on his accordion, and doing the bow bounce bits with the air valve open and whacking the four corners of the box. Pete Rowley imitating Martin Carthy. Christy McHale singing the Death of Cathal Brugha (and then Christy McHale getting me stoned and introducing me to Willie Clancy and John Coltrane on the same night). Mary Black taking her turn like anyone else. Shay singing Lord Gregory. Frank McCall singing Saucy Sailor and I Wish There Were No Prison. Les Trenery singing Searching for Lambs. Davy Brennan singing When A Man's in Love (and auditioning for the Chieftains). Bruce Scott singing The Herring Song. Alan MacMahon singing the Haughs of Cromdale.

At Gregson's Well I remember the first time Clive showed up with a trap set instead of a bodhran with Jack Ketch, backing Queen of the Gypsies (?). Worse reaction than Dylan going electric as I recall.

The session at Ye Cracke was wonderful. Chris Ormston was at college in Liverpool, so he would show up and play (I asked him a year or two back if he remembered playing Rusty Gully with a long-haired fingerpicking guitarist in the Cracke in 1978 or so. "I don't remember the Seventies" he said). Mick Coyne of course, the first piper I saw up close. I remember him at one session, I think at Shay's, sitting on the bed fiddling with his reeds while the music roared. "Why doesn't he just play?" I thought. After 25 years playing the uilleann pipes I now know the answer!

Someone mentioned Martin Dunne. Anyone remember when Tony Rosney (is he still with us?) organized a set of non-Irish music for Gregson's Well? I played Lochaber No More on guitar with Martin on flute. Lovely man.

News of any of the above welcome. All the best.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 20 Nov 09 - 06:10 AM

I think Tony Rosney is still about somewhere.
Well we made 379 entries on this thread which shows that a lot of people have a lot of memories. How about going for the 400.
Did anyone go to the Knowle Brow in Skelmersdale? - the only folk club so far as I know which was run and paid for by the local council. Some great guests there.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 20 Nov 09 - 07:27 AM

I think the Dave Hockley (who I believe is no longer with us) co-hosted a folk music club in Skem at some point. Does that ring a bell with anyone.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Pat Ryan
Date: 20 Nov 09 - 01:59 PM

I went to the Black Horse to see the Hooters. Artie Shaw sang with Tom Topping. Remember seeing Barbara Dickson, Harvey Andrews & The MacCalmans amongst others but we had to leave before the end to get the last train back to Liverpool as we were in digs in Aigburth. I also ran Notradame Folk Club at the Pineapple in Dingle for a year 1973/74. We had some great nights including Mike Harding, Nic Jones & Martin Carter. Great times.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 21 Nov 09 - 05:57 AM

We went to the Pineapple a few times and I recall seeing Gary & Vera Aspey there once. Saw tham many years later at Broadstairs Festival but they had become a sort of Cabaret Act. Vera was a great singer and released several records.
The Council workers who ran the club at the Knowle Brow in Skem were Dave & Monica who both worked for the SDC (Skem. Development Corporation) I think they had a remit to bring some sort of "Culture" to us unfortunates who had moved out of that big city a few miles to the west. I recall Monica singing "Keep your hand on your halfpenny" and Dave asking Maggie & I to be the support act for Tony Rose. We did one song as we all wanted to hear Tony and he did a couple of great sets including a request for his version of The Sheath and Knife.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 21 Nov 09 - 07:59 AM

Sundry follow-up points; - I did indeed use a drum kit with Jack Ketch and still have it. I now play acoustic rockaboogie with the Lunchtime Legends. Sue Webster, our singer (featured on "The Gypsy's Wedding Day" mentioned a post or two back) used to say my Zyn rivet cymbal sounded like 'someone frying bacon.' I stopped using it - deeply wounded! Every now and again a JKB reunion is mooted but unless we can find Ken Dunlop..........
Tony Rosney is still with us - last saw him at a wake for Frank McCall. Dave Hockley sadly left us last year. More a poet than a singer.
I used to keep Martin Dunn's prized flute in our safe custody vault free of charge when I worked for Midland Bank. Fine musician and a gentle character - sometimes seen at Whitby Festivals.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: scouse
Date: 21 Nov 09 - 09:53 AM

Somewhere I've got a tape (very bad quality) of a charity afternoon "do." that I was at in the Magazine Hotel in New Brighton sometime in the eighties.
   I went with Gron and his then lovely wife Joyce. I seem to remember Frank McCall being there and also some Gal with a beautiful voice who sang "Home is where the Heart is." could I be wrong in thinking it may have been Christine Collister.Was anyone else there?? Oh, Also someone called Rosie!!
As Aye,

Phil.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Jan 10 - 11:54 AM

Hi Great Uncle Keith!

Wow, you're looking very famous! :)
Thanks for coming to see us last night.

Love Sam x
[And the family.]


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,banjoman
Date: 17 Jan 10 - 07:51 AM

Great to see this thread up and running again - can we make it to 400.
I can start the ball rolling with a distant memory of seeing a group in a church hall somewhere of Edge Lane which consisted of who I now know to have been Brian Jaques (and brother) Liz who later was teamed up with Brian and a weird looking banjo player called Bernie Davies (sorry Bernie if you read this) who did one song on his own.
There was a very young girl who got up and sang (yes sang) Midnight in Moscow and brought the house down - figuratively speaking- but I cant recall her name.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: LesB
Date: 19 Feb 10 - 09:36 AM

What???????????????


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Alastair Seagroatt
Date: 08 Apr 10 - 01:29 PM

I started off at the Coach House run by Jacqui and Bridie. Remember the annoyance (rage?) of folk at us youngsters singing Dylan songs - changed days eh? Saw some amazing performers there - Doc Watson, The Troubadours (who had a young guitarist called Nic Jones). Also played at other clubs already mentioned, The Green Moose, The Spinners club & others. A great initiation to playing & later composing music.

The Electronic Cottage


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 31 Jul 10 - 03:41 PM

Willy Russell was in a folk group called the Abbey folk at the Childwall Abbey pub. This is going back to the 70's if not earlier, he's obviously gone downhill since.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Ken Dunlop
Date: 28 Aug 10 - 05:28 PM

I have just spent about three hours reading every posting on this thread, it's brought back some amazing memories. Hello to Clive, Pete & Maggie, Les, Keith, the brazen Bennions and lots of others here that I remember well. I do confess I have not picked up my fiddle for a little over ten years, in fact the last time I played was New Year's Eve 1999. Les, I remember as Old Rope we did a recording for Stan Ambrose's Radio Merseyside programme. Keith sang the Early Morning Shanty, Stan said he enjoyed it but he could not put it on air. Keith was delighted, "we've been banned by the BBC", he boasted. I must get along to the Bothy soon. ken.dunlop@blueyonder.co.uk


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 29 Aug 10 - 07:38 AM

Hi Ken - great to see you are still around. Maggie sends her best wishes as do Chris & Andrew(adult sons) (you may remember bringing your kids to Chris's 1st birthday party at our flat in Taplow street?
Its time you picked up that fiddle again. Keep intouch we are on Face book - look for Old Trout Band as Maggie has posted a video of our latests gig at Broadstairs festival in August. The sound isn't great but you may recognise the tune
Pete & Maggie


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 29 Aug 10 - 01:33 PM

Hiya Ken. Keith, Mick Rimmer and I have made contact with Sue Webster and and I've never lost touch with Sean Murphy. It might be good to meet up socially soon? I do have a copy of the Radio Merseyside programmes we did for Stan as Jack Ketch Band. One studio session and a live Ceilidh at Bootle Mons Hotel. I'm on 0151 924 5078 - would be great to touch base.(jean@pownceby.fsnet.co.uk)
Oh and Keith is back as a Bothy Resident.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 30 Aug 10 - 05:11 AM

Provided that you dont let him sing The Black Cookm as he always got a bit upset when the audience repeated the pfrase "about half a yard long"
Ken - next time we get up to the wild north west we will let you (&keith know so we may be able to meet up
Pete


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Daughter of JOHN DAVIES of Kings Shilling
Date: 30 Aug 10 - 12:27 PM

HI

I found this forum whilst searching the internet,
My dad was John Davies a former member of the Kings Shilling,

Sadly he passed away on August 8th 2010

i wonder if anyone who rememebers him wouuld have any stories to share with me?

Also when my brother and i where kids my dad used to sing us a great song, all i can rememeber is the 1st verse which goes something like this,

Im a man of experience,
just 12 years old
12 years on this earth, has made me real bold,
it has
im telling you....
well i like to eat sweets and drink lemonade
and go to the pictures and pull girls pig tails
i do...
well they ask for it don't they? .....

Unfortunatly i can't rememeber any of the other verses, any help with this would be great

Thanks
Alison Davies-Bell


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Noreen
Date: 30 Aug 10 - 12:37 PM

Blasts from the past here!

I have a recording of Keith singing 'the Black Cook' and 'get up Jack John sit down' and sundry others, at ?Gregson's Well, mid 70s.

Would be great to see and hear Jack Ketch together again :)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Noreen
Date: 30 Aug 10 - 03:51 PM

I've also got a recording of Keith singing 'get up Jack John sit down' as part of Granny's Gravels, at the Travellers' Rest, St Helens.

Fun times.

Hi, Keith 'n' Ken!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 30 Aug 10 - 04:21 PM

Hi Alsion,

I was sorry to hear about your dad. I remember him from the early days when he used to sing at the Mersey Traditional gathering and later as part of a trio called The kings Shilling, with Frank McCall and John Cornett.

I think the song you mentioned was written by Frank, who sadly also died just about four years ago. However, I'm in touch with his widow, Helen McCall, so I'll see if she has a set of the words.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: LesB
Date: 30 Aug 10 - 06:56 PM

Incidentaly John Cornett occasionaly pops down to the Bothy or to one of our 'Guest House' sessions.
Cheers
Les


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Daughter of JOHN DAVIES of Kings Shilling
Date: 31 Aug 10 - 02:57 AM

Thank you,
any help with the words would be great.
I saw John at my dads funeral as they kept in touch over the years,

Alison


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 31 Aug 10 - 05:38 AM

We remember John well as an old friend. Last saw him at John & Bernie's eldest daughters wedding.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Aug 10 - 07:34 AM

Hi banjoman,
do you remember any funny/memorable storys about him? would love to hear more...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Frank Sellors
Date: 31 Aug 10 - 09:28 AM

I'm very sorry to hear about John Davies. I used to be a regular at the Bothy, and I knew John. The last time that I spoke to him was at a Bothy anniversary do. I always found John to be really enthusiastic about whatever he was in to, and a really interesting chap to talk to.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 31 Aug 10 - 12:58 PM

Hi Ken Dunlop, if you see this post! Much fun busking with Ols Rope, Barry Walmsley, Ken Chersterman and lots of others qround 73.

Colin Batho came over to The Beech a couple of weeks ago and threatened to bring Keuth over too. All will be welcome. Where do you live now Ken?

Les Jones


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Ken Dunlop
Date: 31 Aug 10 - 05:43 PM

I'm Sorry to hear about John Davies. Back in those days reaching this age was a million years away, but looking back, the seventies were just a few years ago.

Hi Les, I live in the Walton area and work at a college teaching, wait for it....................Business & Management, workers of the world unite, you have nothing to lose but your enthusiasm. It sounds worse than it is, the main task is to encourage them to think for themselves.

Here's my poem for today, filched from today's Guardian as a postscript to an article by Aditya Charabortty:


David Musgrave's poem in the latest New Yorker, titled "On the inevitable decline into mediocrity of the popular musician who attains a comfortable middle age": In its entirety it reads, 'Oh Sting, where is thy death?'"


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 01 Sep 10 - 03:56 AM

Hi Ken,

so you have gone for the 'subvert the system from the inside' strategy hey? All good stuff. So, get that fiddle out out and use to fight the erm ................ erm ............ alstheim erm ...... I have 'learned' the banjo and it's done me so much good.

Are you still in touch with Keith? You were great team. Do you remember my brother Roy? CP and all that? Lives in Colwyn Bay and is only 80. I have my eye on a similar set of genes.

Cheers

Les


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 01 Sep 10 - 05:38 AM

Ken - wahat exactly do you do at this college - I remember when you "Caretaked" at Storrington Heys. Remember Old Rope's rehearsal room on the ground floor.
Those were the days = when men were men and women were glad -oops sorry Maggie I was only joking.
On a more "serious" note - We were talking a couple of days ago and Maggie asked if the Flat County String Band were still about in any shape or form, or the "Acme" celidh band who played at our wedding in the Cattle Market- later home to the Ale House Folk Club (Old Ropians please note)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 01 Sep 10 - 06:02 AM

Flat County SB - no longer extant but in a somewhat similar vein, the Britannia Bluegrass Band with Mike Lindon's brother Pat from the 'Flats' on dobro & banjo, and Pete Mackie on upright bass. Ted Costello and Barry Flynn are in there too and I've seen Bernie Davis with 'em on occasion. They have a weekly residency at the Ship in Haskayne.
The Acme still has an active diary with Mike on accordion and wife Norma as caller. The two other members' names escape me.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Keith Price
Date: 01 Sep 10 - 07:46 AM

Ian Goodyear concertina Clive


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 01 Sep 10 - 07:52 AM

Of course, how could I have forgotten? Oh yeh, that's right - several days of Whitby-induced amnesia last week where I saw him every day in The Elsinore. Familiarity - but not contempt!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 01 Sep 10 - 08:13 AM

So Keith, rumour has it you may visit The Beech sometime. We can arrange security from Warrington if needs be!

Cheers
Les


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Keith Price
Date: 01 Sep 10 - 08:58 AM

See you tonight Les with the bold Batho.Lock up your daughters er grannies

yours or anybodies

Keith


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 01 Sep 10 - 01:01 PM

Grannies & daughters in the snug - they take no prisoners

Les


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Ken Dunlop
Date: 01 Sep 10 - 03:36 PM

Les, I remember your brother well, it was Roy who first told me that you were running the club. Send him my regards when you next speak to him. I am in touch with Keith again, he gave me Clive's number a couple of months back, I've only just got around to phoning him. I found this site by accident, but Keith told me the other day that he told me about it when he gave me Clive's number. Did someone say earlier that they had a supply of Alziemer's tablets? I get plenty of e-mails from really nice people in Canada who can supply me with as much Viagra as I want, if it improves memory maybe I should get some.

Pete, I have the grand title of Lecturer in Business and Management. I teach on vocational A levels and Foundation Degree. I cover topics such as employment law, accountancy, HRM and management theory. I've been doing it for just on ten years now and really enjoy it. so much so that I have continued working after retirement age.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Daughter of JOHN DAVIES of Kings Shilling
Date: 10 Sep 10 - 10:03 AM

Hi All
Was anyone able to track down the full lyrics to the song below,
someone above said they thought it was written by Frank McCall which also seems likely to me too as my Dad John Davies told me it was written by an old friend of his:

Im a man of experience,
just 12 years old
12 years on this earth, has made me real bold,
it has
im telling you....
well i like to eat sweets and drink lemonade
and go to the pictures and pull girls pig tails
i do...
well they ask for it don't they? .....

Thanks
Alison


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 10 Sep 10 - 03:11 PM

Alison, I asked Helen, Frank's widow, and she said she couldn't remember the song. I suspect it went back to long before she met Frank.

I really ought to start a seperate thread on this but it's late, I'm shattered and in urgent need of a bath. Clive Pownceby rang me earlier to say that Mary, Keith Price's wife, has just died of a heart attack. Keith, if you read this, I can only say that I'm deeply sorry, as Clive evidently is. He said he'd been pottering about all morning doing bits of jobs and trying not to think of it. I couldn't get on with the job I'd been doing without stopping all the while and brooding on it.

To everyone else, I'll post the funeral details on Mudcat as soon as I know them.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 11 Sep 10 - 07:37 AM

Keith - Maggie & I want to express our sincere and deepest sympathy for the loss of a very dear old friend from a long time ago. Mary was the nurse on duty when our son Chris was born at Mill road and always had a spot in our thoughts. We will keep her, and you, in our prayers
Pete & Maggie


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,John Cornett
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 06:39 AM

Hi Allison.
Saw Clive last night and he said you were on Mudcat.
Here is a copy of 'Man of Experience' as printed at the time in Willy Russells local folkie magazine 'Wooden Spoon'. I can confirm it was written by Frank in the 1960s. Additional to the main song Frank also had extra little comments after each verse, can't remember all of them but i've included some.

I'm a Man of Experience, i'm just ten years old
ten years on this earth it has made me real bold - it has
I'm telling you.

I like to play football and play cowies with the boys
I think girls are stupid they play with soft toys - they do
I'm telling you.

I like to eat sweets and drink lemonade
and go to the pictures and pull girls pigtails - I do
I'm telling you.
(They ask for it though, 'avin their hair tied like that)

It hurts me to think i've got to marry a girl
One tried to kiss me and it made my hair curl - it did
I'm telling you.
(It was 'orrible, got that lipstick stuff all over me face)

Well Charlies me mate and you want to see him swim
He's gotta new cowie set, so I think I'll marry him - I will
I'm telling you.
(We'll play Cowies and Indians all day)

Next door there's a judy tryin to get in our gang
Charlie said no and I went bang bang - I did
I'm telling you.

But she was real cunning oh all women are
She was getting round Albert oh she thought she'd go far - she did
I'm telling you.

We got hold of Albert at the corner of our street
Hung Albert from a lampost and went home for tea - We did
I'm telling you.
   (We had sausages and beans they wus great)

Alberts old lady she came round to our house
she comp[lained to me Mam she did'nt half grouse - She did
I'm telling you.

Next day I got Maggie and pulled her pigtails
I was just about to bash her when it started to hail - It did
I'm telling you.
(I hate hailstones though - they sting yer ears)

But Charlie went further and called her a swine
threw mud at her knickers which were hangin' on the line - they were
I'm telling you.
(They wont stain though 'cause they was Navy blue)

That's THE END - Thought I had a recording of it somewhere but not been able to find it yet.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 07:22 AM

John,

Thanks for posting that. I've passed a copy on to Helen. I asked her about the song a while ago. She had no idea that Frank had written it.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 09:55 AM

John - good to see you on Mudcat - love to you and Bernie
Pete & Maggie


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 10:24 AM

Alison, on the DVD of the Bothy's 21st birthday celebrations in 1986, there's footage of your Dad and John C. singing 'The Marigold.' It's rather splendid. I can send you a copy if you'd like to make contact on jean@pownceby.fsnet.co.uk.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,John Cornett
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 10:57 AM

Hi Pete.
As you see from the two 'threads' with nothing in them - i'm new to this thing, think i pressed the return key too early.

Bernie did try a few times to contact you by phone to let you know about John D but no answer, assume you were at one of the festivals.

Love and Regards
To Maggie and 'kids'


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,John Cornett
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 11:02 AM

Hi again Allison
Following on from Clive's message, I collated a load of recordings from practices etc into Two CDs of the King's Shilling. I did give your dad copies but if you want them lets know and i'll mail them to you.
John C


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,John Cornett
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 11:05 AM

No Problem Fred – Thanks to Clive for mentioning it last night.
After I had replied I decide to see what else was in the 'thread' and after reading them all for the last three hours they have brought back some wonderful memories.
Just for the Mudcat and memories record, Frank and I started work in the same shipping company in May 1960. At the time he was interested in and singing (dare I mention it) Country & Western, with the usual 3 chords. Frank wanted to learn more so together with fellow worker Dave Donnelley and girlfriend Eve Jones (between us we knew at least 4 chords) we started singing together and after regular trips to the Spinners Club, I am happy to say Frank got converted to the Folk Tradition and we eventually formed a group 'The Farriers' and ran a Folk Club in The Cattlemarket pub (as somebody previously mentioned, it's claim to fame as being Next to the Abbatoir).
Frank and I also frequented the Liverpool Trad Club on Saturday nights in the Bamboo room of the 'Vic' as did a young lad called John Davies who was in a group called the 'Jonhowans' with Howard Parker and wife Ann (hence the name) after providing some Bass harmonies to our songs it was decided the three of us should 're-group' and consequently 'The King's Shilling'(Mark I) was formed, and named, on 3rd March 1968. After enjoying considerable success in the North West clubs Frank eventually decided he wanted to delve further into 'the Tradition' and went off on his travels. This led to the forming of 'The King's Shilling' (Mark II) with the addition of Tony Rosney and similar bookings around North West and also a one week 'World Tour' of the South of England from Swindon to Croydon (and a return booking in Croydon the following week for £12).
Have to leave it there for now, got to cut the grass, or, in the title of an Irish tune 'Trim the Velvet'.
Cheers


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Anne O Donnell to Keith Price
Date: 13 Oct 10 - 04:43 PM

Hope you see this Keith, I was so sorry to hear of Mary's death. We have not been in touch in recent years-- addresses mislaid. so sorry,
Anne.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Keith Price
Date: 13 Oct 10 - 05:07 PM

Anne please ring 0151 228 0696

Keith


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,joyce jennings nee Bennion
Date: 16 Oct 10 - 04:27 PM

Keith so sorry to hear about Mary.I was just a young cadet nurse when Mary told me that she was a sister at Mill Lane.I was well impressed.We always had a chin wag about nursing.Take care Keith


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,joyce jennings nee Bennion
Date: 16 Oct 10 - 04:31 PM

Ken I remember baby sitting your kids with my sister and the Irish sessions at Ye Crack, and Old Rope's folk club.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Tim Malette
Date: 09 Nov 10 - 02:29 PM

I am from New Hampshire in the USA. In 1965 through 1968, I was in a folk band also called The Tarrymen. I have no idea how we came up with the name, but now that I can look it up on the internet, it was fitting.

We perfomed around the New England states at coffee houses and colleges.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Nov 10 - 03:14 PM

noel scanlon is my dad .unfortunately he passed away june 2008 .
he had a fantastic voice and sang many many songs . he sang dannyboy in the irish centre ( st michaels club west derby rd ) on st patricks day most years untill 2007 . my dad was born in dingle bay co kerry and was always very proud of his irish roots . he lived in liverpool , england from the age of 17 and never lost any part of his irish accent . does anyone know if bruce scott does giggs anywere ? it would be nice to hear him sing the song my dad taught him The Rocks Of Bawn . my email is dianescanlon@hotmail.com


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 12 Nov 10 - 02:31 AM

Bruce Scott and the Rocks of Bawn!!!!!!!! How could anyone forget Bruce singing that - powerful bit of singing for sure. The Bamboo room of the Vic and the Customs House?

L in C#


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 12 Nov 10 - 05:18 AM

Bruce Scott was (and perhaps still is) a Liverpool legend. Always sang better when suitably imbibed. I remember him singing The rocks of Bawn in the Mitre and having to be virtually held upright by Bernie Davis & John Howson.
Those were the days ?? He was part of the vast Melia clan, and I know that his cousin Mike still lives in Skem.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Liberty Boy
Date: 12 Nov 10 - 11:40 AM

Bruce Scott is a legend, full stop. Still around and singing as well as ever.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Bob Deluce
Date: 13 Nov 10 - 07:19 PM

I was a telephone engineer in Liverpool City Centre. Most mornings myself and John Chalton would help Silkie (a lovely girl) and Brian Fergie clean up in the Green Moose Cafe. We should have been mending telephones but the Green Moose was far more interesting. John was probably the finest slide/blues guitar player and singer you could find anywhere in the world. He was and possibly still is totally brilliant. Brian Fergie also was beyond compare as a 5 string banjo player.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: LesB
Date: 14 Nov 10 - 04:02 AM

"would help Silkie (a lovely girl) and Brian Fergie clean up in the Green Moose Cafe."
Did that include emptying the 'wee' bucket in the cellar?
:-)
Cheers
Les


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,John Howson
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 06:19 PM

Picking up on Diane Scanlon's thread about her dad Noel(who I remember well) and Bruce Scott.

Diane email me an address and I'll send you a copy of Bruce's CD 'My Colleen by the Shore' which has the opening track 'Rocks of Bawn'. john@veteran.co.uk


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: terrier
Date: 25 Nov 10 - 09:46 AM

YouTube's a strange beast, I was just looking for something totally unrelated but this is what I found (apologies if it's been posted before)

L'Pool Folk

Were you part of the sixties scouse folk scene? If so see how many faces you can recognise, I'm obviously too young to remember any ;~p


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 25 Nov 10 - 10:06 AM

Amazin!

Thanks Tom Terrier, trust you are both well?

I spotted a very enthusiastic Tony Wilson. It must have been cold in that room people seem to have big coats on and even hats

L in C#


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Mr Happy
Date: 25 Nov 10 - 10:18 AM

They all look like they've come straight fom a job interview or a wedding!

Suits, ties, hats!

Yeehah, what snappy dressers we were in those days!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield
Date: 24 Jan 11 - 06:35 PM

Go on then - how many of you were at the Phil last night for the Jackie and Bridie Folk Club 50th anniversary and final night concert?
Derek


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: terrier
Date: 25 Jan 11 - 10:10 AM

Matron wouldn't let me out ;)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Matthew Edwards
Date: 25 Jan 11 - 11:13 AM

There's a very good review of the night by Alun Parry at the Yo! Liverpool forum Jacqui and Bridie's final folk club. Sounds like a great night.

I had wanted to go but couldn't change my shift at work - never mind, I'll soon be joining the ranks of Mudcat Idlers.

Matthew


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Matthew Edwards
Date: 25 Jan 11 - 11:31 AM

...and even better, here's a You Tube clip from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Channel of Jacqui herself talking about the concert (along with a few others) - Jacqui and Bridie's Folk Club.

Matthew


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield
Date: 25 Jan 11 - 01:32 PM

there are a few youtube clips as well ... in spite of the no cameras, no video signs everywhere on the night!
Derek


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Guest, Mary Hastings(nee Carney)
Date: 28 Jan 11 - 09:34 AM

Bet you all wondered when I was going to appear on this site(or maybe you were glad I hadn't)
Mary Hollins(Edwards) told me about it last year. Andy Seagroatt had told her about it.
We had a really good browse. Loads of good memories - also some we may want to forget. Here's a few.
The greeen Moose on a Saturday afternoon with a vague smell of weed in the air. Andy Seagroatt strumming away on the mandolin. Chatting with Colin or Ted behind the counter. Brendan McCormack giving us a tune after the Vic had closed and we'd gone back to the Moose for a coffee and mini session.
Mabel in The Post Office around the corner constantly asking Mary and I were we 18!! No one asks me that now!
Coming back from The Bothy on a Sunday night with Tony Wilson, and ohers,on the train. If there was a hold up Tony would shout "British Fail" all over the train.
Remember the barmaid at the Vic.
Southport Swords first busk at Knutsford on May Day.
Returned to Whitby Folk Week for the first time in 39 years in Aug 2009 but I will return. Had a great few days-so much to do.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,bigJ
Date: 28 Jan 11 - 09:49 AM

Hey Mary,
Do you remember you and Mary doing the curtains (ex George Henry Lee) for my baby son's nursery - he's forty next year.
Best wishes.
John


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 28 Jan 11 - 11:52 AM

Alright John, just because you were the only folklie in 1960s Liverpool who could afford to shop at George Henry Lee.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,bigJ
Date: 28 Jan 11 - 04:55 PM

Fred,
Nope, I worked there - as did the two Marys.
Talk about surrounded by women.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Mary Hastings
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 09:27 AM

I didn't work at G H Lee. Mary, Susan, and Jacqui worked there. I worked in a Lab, evntually at Dista Products in Speke - but was doing clerical work when I first went to the Green Moose. A girl called Maureen told me about it. After my first visit to the Folk Club there was no turning back so to speak - next The Vic, Carlton Folk Club, first ceilidhs, Festivals, MFRA!!, The Bothy - the rest is history - made some lifelong friendships


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 09:56 AM

Alright John, just because you were the only folklie in 1960s Liverpool with enough breeding and class to work at George Henry Lee. Well, apparently not.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 10 Feb 11 - 06:53 AM

Although there is a thread about it already, I am sure that a lot of contributors to this one will remember Brian Jaques with lots of good memories.
Although now known as a writer, there is little reference in the obits about his contribution to the Liverpool Folk Scene, along with Liz and later Tony Hyams "Brigantine"
I, not sure of what his domestic circumstances were, other than that it is reported that he is survived by a wife and 2 sons.

Happy memories


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Mal Auton
Date: 15 Feb 11 - 04:06 PM

Christ--I remember a good chunk of the names here--I was sad to here about Frank MCCall and John Davis--both where princes of men, Frank was an excellent singer who really did not appreciate how good he was, John was a fine bloke who I NEVER saw in a mood--always had a good word ..and discustingly good looking.

Memeory isa bit poor but Im sure I last saw John at Alan Langleys 60th??? in Anglesea (may have been 50th), Ive went to Mary's reunion up in the north east, and another in Wavertree

I keep in touch with Silkie and Fergie but I aint seen them for about 4-5 years.

I still see Willy Russell and just went to his daugters wedding in italy last may--Saw andy seagroat there --he hasnt changed a bit.

Does anyone remeber Davey Johnston from Tich and Dave? He plays with Elton John, he keeps in touch and we see him when he tours near here (last one was cancelled)

Seems like yesterday in the Moose, the Vic and the Mitre--Id forgoton about the Bamboo room---I bet in reality those places were real sheds

Good luck and good wishes to anyone I knew back then and I wish absent friends well

Mal Auton


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Mal Auton
Date: 16 Feb 11 - 05:36 AM

Mary Carney--bloody hell--great to 'hear' from you again--I think it was Wavertree when we last met--one of Mary's reunions???

Well youve just blown up a 40 year myth I thought you worked in Lees

Just shows you...Surprised Pat and Vera have not posted --I think they keep in touch with a few people

Anyone heard from Lenny (Cruikshank). I used to see him at his girlfriends flower stall in whitechaple a few years back but not seen him since

Mal


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 16 Feb 11 - 10:06 AM

Vera married to Bernie?

L in C#


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Mal
Date: 16 Feb 11 - 01:27 PM

The very one, we first met on the bus to school

Mal


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Re: Adrian House Cassette
From: GUEST,Ron Cheevers
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 07:43 AM

It was me who recorded and sold the cassette, "This Is Adrian House Folk". I'm really surprised that anyone remembers it.
I fondly remenber the old days. The Bennion sisters; Lenny Cruickshank; Old Rope; Lenny Meakin etc etc.
Being part of a younger crowd, we always felt that we were frowned upon by the "finger in the ear brigade".
Good times too, at the Green Moose cafe, and the Post Office Pub.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Rusty Dobro
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 05:30 PM

Who were the very entertaining resident trio at the Black Horse, West Kirby, in 1969? My apologies if I missed it in all the postings above.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 05:40 PM

Just saw this thread, and remembered the reunion of
Bruce Scott, John Howson and John Dawson at Bruce's Whitby interview a few years ago, when Bruce was talking about the rent strike....

Kitty


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Rusty Dobro
Date: 03 Mar 11 - 03:34 AM

Ah, dug deeper and found it was the Hooters at West Kirby. Happy days.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: scouse
Date: 03 Mar 11 - 04:05 AM

One of those guys at the "Black Horse." was Arty Shaw if memory serves me right.
As Aye,

Phil.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Banjoman
Date: 03 Mar 11 - 06:01 AM

Good to see Ron Cheevers is still about and a good time to remind him that he still has a guitar pickup which i loaned to him & Dave Donelly back in 197?? - Remember calling on us in Taplow Street
Anyway its good to see this thread still going strong


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 03 Mar 11 - 12:59 PM

John Howson - a son of the City, and of the scene, has been awarded the EFDSS' Gold Badge (for unique or outstanding contributions to folk music) together with wife Katie. It's the highest award the Society can make. Well-deserved and well done to 'em both but I'll bet John never saw that one coming back in the day!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Ron Cheevers
Date: 03 Mar 11 - 01:05 PM

Hi Banjoman. Intrigued to know who you are. Sadly those steam pick-ups went by the wayside long ago my friend.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 04 Mar 11 - 05:08 AM

You must remember Maggie & Pete & the Old Fort in Precot ST?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 04 Mar 11 - 05:17 AM

Since this thread is already near the top: A guest called Richard from Liverpool is interested in getting a look at as many Spin magazines as he can, regarding the history of Liverpool folk song. This seems the ideal place to ask - can anybody help him out? Thread is

Spin magazine

http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=136106&messages=7


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Ron Cheevers
Date: 04 Mar 11 - 03:41 PM

Hey Banjoman, I do remember. It's been a long time. A lot has happened since those days mate.
I ended up in Malta for six years but came home last July because of health problems. In Anfield now. The only club I know of is at the Everyman. How are you doing and where are you?
Ain't seen Dave or Eve for donkeys, but I'm still doing ok on the blues scene.
I'll try to find a way to get some contact details to you mate. Any way of doing a PM on here?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 05 Mar 11 - 06:08 AM

Ron. I've heard the Everyman is closing due to the fact that the theatre is up for refurbishment. However, there's at least one other folkclub in central Liverpool. The Woody Guthrie meets on the last Thursday of the month in the Ship and Mitre in Dale Street. As its name implies it's a radical club, with a strong emphasis on left wing political and protest songs.

Check Woodyfolk for more details, but note that tickets can only be obtained through We Got Tickets and that they go awful fast. Note also that this month's session has been moved to the the penultimate Thursday of March, due to an unintentional double booking.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Banjoman
Date: 07 Mar 11 - 06:22 AM

Hi Ron - we are now resident in Hampshire but still get up north on the odd occasion -We are both still playing and doing the odd? gig with the Old trout band. PM here
Pete & maggie


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Pat Ryan
Date: 07 Mar 11 - 03:38 PM

I was on the cassette This is Adrian House Folk. Still have a copy somewhere. Must dig it out.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Mal Auton
Date: 16 Mar 11 - 08:25 PM

Some of you lot must have been after my time ('66 -'70+) --I got married in '75 but drifted away with work before that--I remember John Howson turned up at the moose when he was a 'mod'... parka and scooter... if I remember right--he must have been lost and fell under the spell...Mind you I suppose we did not know many peopls full names--mostly first or nick names, curly pete for example or silky, I only knew Bruce Scott as Bruce until we met agin at Alan Langleys 6oth (years ago), how about pirate john? every time he came ashore I was drunk for weeks, I suppose there were worlds within worlds so though we were all in the same places we prob never met
Mal


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,John Howson
Date: 13 May 11 - 08:14 PM

Hello Mal,

You've given the game away. Yes I was a mod, but I couldn't afford a scooter so I used to ride pillion with my school mate Derek. I met up with Curly Pete and Fergie and Silkie at my 60th birthday which I had at the Everyman bistro over a year ago. Alan Langley is a real name from the past and Pirate John took me for my first Indian meal on Commutation Row. What happened to Greg? who was always pissed in the Post Office pub. The Landlady was Mabel and that is where Mabel's Own Ceili Band got it's name. I saw Rosie Davis last weekend in London and she is on fine form. Keep in touch john@veteran.co.uk

Clive maybe it is time to have a reunion weekend!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Mal Auton
Date: 23 May 11 - 08:17 AM

Hi John--funny how people turn up.
I remeber your mate derek--Last I heard Pirate John is in Austrailia now living with a woman who could out drink him!!!! she calles him 'Ginge'. I last saw Greg about 5 years ago he is a probation officer now (was when I saw him) and he has sobered up. alan lives on Angelsea now--has done for year--saw him ad a few others on his 60th??
Lennie Cruikshank was there and Bruce. I aint seen Lennie since

Regards
Mal


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 23 May 11 - 10:58 AM

Maggie (nee Bowers) has asked me to remember her to all those mentioned and recalls the Ghost Chinamen in the Moose. She also wants to remind John of flooded tents? and Bus incidents at Sidmouth???


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,welshnurse
Date: 28 May 11 - 02:23 PM

Ahh... Silver Coin, wonderful song band called Hunter Muskett used to preform it, its still being sung by my guy.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Silkie.
Date: 22 Jun 11 - 07:07 AM

I've just been catching up on the posts and I can't work out how I can remember all these people and places from the past when I can't be sure what I did yesterday.
I wandered into the Greenmoose in 1964 and although Brian and I finally let it go in the mid 70's I'm not sure I ever left the place.

Funny Maggie remebering the Chinese Ghost because I heard him more than once, the first time was before I even knew the place was supposed to be haunted, He was known as "Lui Chan" and the story was that He was a Chinese cook caught being naughty with the bosses wife the boss took a meat cleaver to him which was a bit drastic but it did put an end to the affair.
There was more than one attempt to "catch" him generally after a night of excess in Mabel's but brave hearts fail as the alcohol wears off and for all we know he's still haunting the place.

I keep seeing people asking about Lennie, He's alive and well and can generally be found at the Everyman folk club every Tuesday. However as the Everyman club is moving to the "Fly in the Loaf" aka Kirklands and will be on Wednesdays from late August he will doubtless be there as well.

Regards to All. xx


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Jun 11 - 02:13 PM

Wow!!! I came across this site by accident and couldn't stop reading it, albeit not all of it. So many familiar names. I often wonder what has happened to the folkies I knew and was saddened to hear of Frank McCall's death, who was a thoroughly lovely guy. Also Mary Price who I loved to have a chat with.

Someone mentioned Gill Burns. We are recent friends on Facebook and I think I'm right in saying that she is back in the family home.

I remember Barry Halpin SO well, having gone away on numerous camping expeditions with him and my husband Mick Johnson. The trips usually involved the whole Coyne family, so as you can imagine, wherever we went the music was great. The Travellers Rest Folk Club in St Helens was one of our regular haunts. We then ran (along with a COMMITTEE the Gregson Wells and have lots of happy memories of all the people there. I am led to believe that Martin Dunn is now a Coconut Dancer and his lovely smile is still recognisable, even through the blacked-up face.

Our group (Seoda Ceoil) consisted of Mick Johnson, myself, Mick Coyne, Shay Black, Martin Dunne and before he went to live in Ireland Davy Brennan. I saw Davy last year at Girvan Folk Festival and it was an absolute treat to see him again. Such a lovely man. I believe he is now a granddad.

Someone mentioned the folk group 'Therapy' with Dave Shannon and Fiona Simpson. When they originally formed, Sam Bracken (now my husband) was also a member. We met up again with Dave in 2006 when there was a Belfast Reunion Concert at the Waterfront Hall. We did a couple of spots together and decided to form a group called .... wait for it...... 'Alternative Therapy'. Dave is now recovering from throat cancer and doing very well. He retired as a BBC radio producer a few years ago now and we are still in touch with him and Linda, his wife.

What is Curly Pete up to these days? When I last saw Andy Seagroatt he said he'd seen him at Broadgreen Hospital.

Mick sadly died 10 years ago next month.

Well I think I've rattled on enough now. Look forward to many more happy memories.

Elaine Bracken (Johnson)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,joyce jennings nee Bennion
Date: 12 Aug 11 - 04:12 PM

I haven't been on here for ages but I saw that Elaine had posted and I keep up to date with her on Facebook and I see Andy Seagroatt and Robin Dunn and George Welch on a regular basis and I have to ask..... Ron Cheevers are you Ronnie who I went out with when I was just the young Joyce Bennion ?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Mary Hastings(Carney as was)
Date: 18 Aug 11 - 05:44 PM

See you all at Whitby!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Ron Cheevers
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 02:52 AM

Hello Joyce, it certainly is Ronnie. How are you doing kid? All the stuff on here seems to be like a million years ago. I have fond memories of those times, and I remember you and your sister well. If you wish, you can contact me at roncheevers@virginmedia.com
So much has happened, and it would take far to long to relate it all here.
Stay well Joyce.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 04:03 AM

Jean (nee Dever) and I will be at Whitby as usual, and look forward to seeing any 'West coasters' and exiles - where else? - the 'Elsinore.' It was always the Liverpool haunt going back, whilst the Yorkshire side of the country congregated in the 'Star.'
You'll still find Godfrey Boardman in there for early doors, usually with Keith Myers and Jeanie fine-tuning her annual pub tour which takes place on Tuesday lunchtime. Still a large Southport Bothy contingent in there too with Steve Burgess, Mike Lindon and Ian Goodier starting off the evening music sessions. A lively place!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Mal Auton
Date: 13 Sep 11 - 08:04 PM

Whitby--I only went once--can hardly remember a thing--went on an old motorbike in about 69 or 70, never saw any acts--stayed in the Elsinor with Curly Pete, Phil Gray, Terry?? and a few others the whole time, beaten up by some 'rockers' on the way back to our tent--dumped the bike in a ditch at Harrogate an hitched home--great days

Mal


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 14 Sep 11 - 03:28 AM

Terry = Terry Binsale perhaps Mal? Let's face it, there weren't many 'venues' apart from the 'Elsinore' back in the day!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 14 Sep 11 - 04:50 AM

Maggie & I spent our honeymmoon at Whitby (1972) and are hoping to celebrate our Ruy Wedding Anniversary there next year. Looking forward to meeting old friends and making a few more
Pete


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Mal Auton
Date: 15 Sep 11 - 07:24 PM

Binsale rings a bell ---

the lack of venues --maybe but i was a lurker--liked the singing but liked the atmosphere more--I just spent my time in the pub--never saw the acts--did the same at the Isle of Wight 2 years running --never saw an act-bit of a philistine-but had the best of fun--paying for it now thought--thats the rub--there is always a price to pay
M


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Sep 11 - 07:31 PM

Banjoman
Is that Pete M? beard and neckerchief Pete
and which Maggie are you married to (I know its your Maggie)but there were a few
Mal


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 16 Sep 11 - 09:10 AM

No its pete F and Maggie (nee Bowers)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 25 Sep 11 - 07:28 AM

Nice to see you yesterday Ron(Cheevers)at the Scarisbrick Beer Fest. in Southport when I was banging the drum for the Southport Swords. Now there's an idea for another topic - the Swords! - est.1967 and still going strong, still practising every Tuesday at the Blundell Arms.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Sep 11 - 09:05 AM

It was good to see you also Clive, and I must say that you seem to be wearing better than me! The Swords were as good as I can ever remember and we all had a great day, although I can just about remember leaving the Guest House to catch the train back to Liverpool!
Be warned Clive; I will probably show my face at the Bothy one of these weeks!
Stay well my friend.

Ron.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Ron Cheevers
Date: 25 Sep 11 - 10:31 AM

That was me Clive with no cookie.

roncheevers@virginmedia.com


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: LesB
Date: 26 Sep 11 - 01:59 PM

Ron, glad you found the Guest House. We have a singing session in there on the 1st Monday of the month & a music session on the 3rd Monday. Just enough time to work your way through the 10 handpumps.
Cheers
Les


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Ron Cheevers
Date: 26 Sep 11 - 04:42 PM

I'm tempted Les. One day soon. Depends on my health and the welcome my blues orientated stuff would get.

Thanks,

Ron.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: LesB
Date: 26 Sep 11 - 06:28 PM

Be fine on a singers night at the bothy or the singeround, not sure how it would fit with fidddles & melodeons. Bonny Kate Blues maybe.
Cheers
Les


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 25 Nov 11 - 07:07 PM

I have to record the sad news, via Helen McCall that Les Trenery died this Tuesday last (22nd) - I hadn't seen him for a while but feel that his health had not been good for many a year. Fine guitarist, expressive singer with a disarming presence and self-effacing intros. He was active in sessions and singarounds in my early days of the '70s. Condolences to Chris, whom I'm sure is still with us. Fred, maybe you know a little more?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Jim I
Date: 25 Nov 11 - 09:55 PM

Thanks for the news Clive. I hadn't seen Les and Chris for a long time but was just talking about them a few days ago. Another fine musso gone to that great singaround in the sky.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Julian Rutter
Date: 27 Nov 11 - 09:51 AM

Touched to see reference here to Les Trenery...my best man and best friend, though sadly neglected by me in recent years. He and I shared rooms at Essex University and started playing music together then, sharing our love of Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick together. He
had great humour and was a wonderful singer. Spoken to Chris, Les died after two weeks in hospital on Tuesday 22nd after a bout of pneunomia.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Dave Trenery
Date: 07 Dec 11 - 06:52 PM

I would just like to thank you for remembering my brother Les Trenery whose funeral took place yesterday 6 December. It has been a difficult time for his wife Christine and for the rest of the family but we are comforted by the fact that he is remembered in the way he should be: as a fine guitarist and singer and someone who contributed a lot to the folk scene in Liverpool.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Guest - Chris C
Date: 10 Jun 12 - 05:10 PM

Found this thread by accident. So very sorry to hear about Les Trenery. I was on holiday with Les & Chris & Chris mcHale many many years ago (over 35!) We were in Miltown, County Clare and I remember asking Les what he thought about when he was having breakfast ('cos he was being very quiet) and he said 'tomorrows breakfast' It made us laugh all week and still makes me smile now when I'm on hols having breakfast :0) He was lovely and very funny and sung great songs. I've noticed Fred McCormack is on this forum, if it's the Fred I remenber he knew Les too, hello Fred, you won't remember me!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1960 -70
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Aug 12 - 03:12 PM

Hi All,

My father ( Colin Brown) Ran the Folk club in the basement of the Green moose.
My family have been researching the family tree, and were after some info,photo's,stories/interesting facts about the club and those characters that frequented the place.

anything would be gratefully received

Cheers.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 28 Aug 12 - 09:13 AM

I think Willy Russell sang there.

And by the way:

All those people who can't speak Spanish - buy a round

L in C#


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 28 Aug 12 - 10:45 AM

If only to notch this thread up to 500 posts, let me say to Chris C that it IS the Fred McCormick you remember I'd warrant! Now where do we go from here!?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 29 Aug 12 - 04:48 AM

Just got back from Whitby after a great week there. Its our first time there since we honeymooned at the Festival in 1972 and thought it would be great to celebrate our Ruby Wedding Anniversary at the same place. It was great to see Southport Swords still going strong but sadly none of the present crew seemed to remember the (in)famous wallpaper roll dance.
Saw a lot of familiar faces without putting names to them , so, if I almost ran YOU over with my mobility scooter -apologies


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Keith Price
Date: 29 Aug 12 - 09:39 AM

Snap Peter, Mary and I spent our honeymoon at the festival in 1973, I'm glad you and Maggie had a good time.
       What's all this about mobility scooters ?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 30 Aug 12 - 05:43 AM

Hi keith great to hear from you. I remember meeting you and Mary in Whitby in 1973 when we were celebrating our first anniversary. Time flies so quick.
As to the scooter - well age has caught up with me a bit and I dont walk very far. Still playing banjo and now make them for my sins. I still have the old Windsor that you swopped for what I think was your first melodeon. I have rebuilt it a couple of time so it now tunes up and plays well. Its just one of my "Vast" collection (26). Maggie is still a fine recorder/whistle player and now also plays banjo and she is pretty good at it.
Hope to get to Liverpool some time and would love to meet up again.
Pete


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Keith Price
Date: 30 Aug 12 - 09:03 AM

Peter give me a call 0151 228 0696 when you come up.

Keith


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 30 Aug 12 - 10:01 AM

Thanks Keith - recepricol if you ever get near Hampshire 01256 781898


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Mal Auton
Date: 26 Oct 12 - 02:16 PM

Regarding Colin Brown. The green moose folk club was in the cafe area not the cellar--it took a strong person to go into that cellar. Colin was one of the key figures in the folk revival of the 60s. I knew him for a few years but did not really know him as he didn't give much away--he did have a fine voice. Fergy and Silkie (Brian and Irene Ferguson) probably know more about him than most people I can remember..they still do a bit in the old Kirklands if I remember right. They will be doing it somewhere.

Good luck
Mal


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Fred McCormick
Date: 31 Oct 12 - 06:25 AM

Interesting item on BBC 4's Midweek this morning. Rod Davis, brother of Rosie and Bernie and nowadays playing old timey music in London, talking about his early days with the Quarrymen in Liverpool.

For anyone who's forgotten, the Quarrymen was the skiffle group from which the Beatles were eventually formed.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Fred McCormick
Date: 31 Oct 12 - 06:30 AM

Sorry folks. I should have added that Midweek went out from 9-00 to 9-45 this morning. I've just had a look on the Radio 4 site where they say it is not yet up on Listen Again. Presumably it will be uploaded later on today.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Sue Webster (Jack Ketch Band)
Date: 11 Nov 12 - 03:36 PM

Just spent sometime reading all these posts and having a giggle. I remember so many of these evenings and people from the past. Now inspired to get back onto the folk scene. Hope to go to The Bothy next Sunday and definitely organize a JKB reunion.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: LesB
Date: 12 Nov 12 - 10:36 AM

Hi Sue. Great singers night at the Bothy last night 13+ floor singers inc A young relation (Nephew I think ) of Pete Rowley playing Northumbrian Pipes. Next Sun Sarah McQuaid.
Cheers
Les


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Cathy Hornby/Ormston/O'Dea
Date: 04 Apr 13 - 01:50 PM

Well, I'm very late to this party but I've had a great old time scanning this terrific thread - a roll call of the amazing singers, musicians, larger-than-life-characters and general all-round-good-eggs of the Liverpool folk scene. Hello everone - there's loads of people mentioned/writing on here deserving of a big wave and a hug :)

I pitched up to the Trad club in 1980 about two weeks after my 18th birthday having come to Liverpool to train as an occupational therapist, and had been tipped off about the club by folk-club chums from Middleton where I'd begun singing (Cathy O'Dea in those days). Chris (Ormston) and I, along with Ruth Eccles (whistle/flute player) and some chap called Tony from Sheffield were the 'youth section' I guess(!) - I loved those Thursday nights at the Trad club, and the Bothy nights too (when I could cadge a lift). Stayed in Liverpool for the next nine years - highlights included seeing Nic Jones (more than once I remember); seeing Sam Sherry perform his songs, dances and show his archive film of the Sherry brothers; Jill Burns - always brilliant; and the usual suspects aka 'the residents' who were such great performers, but mainly the general quality of the audiences' singing of rousing choruses and enjoying competing with Tony Gibbons for the high harmonies (he always won).There was Shay singing 'John Anderson my Jo', Barbara, Mike and Tony ('Bright Phoebus'?) singing erm 'Bright Phoebus'?; Judith and Jill singing about the 'Co-op shop',and of course all of the things mentioned already. There were so many events/parties/high jinks that were pure joy (the run of festivals mentioned by Clive were particularly noteworthy, even if it did take years to clear the debt :/ ) - I was in total heaven dancing in the Adelphi ballroom to Bernard Lasblez & Tijaz - remember that? Did I dream it or did the Elliots of Birtley visit from time to time (Bill Elliot being in Liverpool for a few years) - Chris and I had a bit of a spell playing/singing with Bill, Dave Allman (fiddle) and John Freeman (mandolin/guitar).

And Clive, remember doing a one off ceilidh gig with me, Chris, Cathy Goss and Andy Hornby? We were - very briefly - WD40 ?! Ah - what fun!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 04 Apr 13 - 05:29 PM

A heart-warming post there from Cathy - where are you these days? Somewhere in the North-east? Are you still erm, "active?"
The Liverpool Fest. we had at the Adelphi was a memorable one for me too. Had to find a private backstage area for two artists to (better not go to press too much here!) do some evening toking, and the mighty Pyewacket's storming cover of The Police's "Spirits In The Material World" on Saturday morning was sheer inspiration.
Cathy, I still have a ticket for that WD40 dance in a scrapbook. 19th Feb. 1987 at St. Johns Hall was the date. Were we any good?
Yes, I do have more scrapbooks than Bill Wyman.
What about this JK Band reunion too Ms Webster? I started to do a blow-by-blow account of gigs and rehearsals (oh yes we did!) but got lazy. Must resume that project. Tried to get our old bass drum down from the loft recently and found I couldn't, as the new access door is smaller than the original! It'll be up there for ever!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: mr blundells arms k
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Dec 13 - 04:35 PM


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 05 Feb 16 - 07:32 AM

This question goes back to the '60s but as a great deal of this mighty thread concerns the early days of the Liverpool 'folk scare' I thought I'd ask who was Hilary Watson?
Her name crops up in a Bothy guest list from 1965 (we paid her £3/10/0d!) and maybe she's the same Hilary who was on the very first flyer from 1964 when 'Hilary and Joan' were listed as 'Resident Guests.'
Odd term that I've always thought, but I wasn't actively involved at that time, being more concerned with getting the nuances of 'Louie, Louie' right with R&B outfit The System!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 05 Feb 16 - 07:32 AM

This question goes back to the '60s but as a great deal of this mighty thread concerns the early days of the Liverpool 'folk scare' I thought I'd ask who was Hilary Watson?
Her name crops up in a Bothy guest list from 1965 (we paid her £3/10/0d!) and maybe she's the same Hilary who was on the very first flyer from 1964 when 'Hilary and Joan' were listed as 'Resident Guests.'
Odd term that I've always thought, but I wasn't actively involved at that time, being more concerned with getting the nuances of 'Louie, Louie' right with R&B outfit The System!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 05 Feb 16 - 08:29 AM

I have a memory of the first guests I ever saw in a Folk Club around 1964. The Jug of Punch at The Princess Hotel Ellesmere Port.

Could have been Hillary and Joan from Chester? If so I think Hilary may have been Hilary Whatmough / Whatmore?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 05 Feb 16 - 08:59 AM

You could be right Les. I'm just going from Godfrey Boardman's typing from his notes and his sight isn't 100% these days. He still does the door for us though! Any other viewpoints?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Steve Jessop
Date: 26 Aug 16 - 10:37 PM

Just been reading through this thread and can across the comments regarding The Knowl Brow Folk Club in Skelmersdale & Dave Hockley. I was Daves flat mate at the time and so was dragged in to play bass with the resident band at the club. In the original line up as well as Dave H & I were Dave Armour who worked for Skelmersdale Development Corporation and had the remit to run the club on their behalf. Also there were Mike & Val Green on mandolin and voice and another singer called Chris whose second name is lost to me in the mists of time. When the club moved from fortnightly to weekly we did turn and turn about with Derek Griffifths. The guest list was pretty impressive for the time and a small club and all for 50p. Sadly Dave Hockley (David Ennion as a published poet) died in 2007. It'd be interesting to see if anyone rise has memories of that club.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Aug 16 - 11:37 AM

I'm informed that Hilary Whatmaugh (not sure of the spelling) was half of the Hilary and Joan duo (I don't know Joan's surname), neither do I know Hilary's maiden name. A bit before my time I think.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Sam Bracken
Date: 18 Nov 16 - 02:06 PM

I don't know how I managed to miss this thread from all those years ago. I noticed that John Howson mentions the group I was in with my husband, Mick (Johnson), Shay Black, Mick Coyne and Davy Brennan. He says that Tony Gibbons was in our group (Seoda Ceoil). This was not the case. Shay and Tony were later in a group together called Garva. When Mick Coyne went to live in Ireland, he was replaced by Martin Dunn (flute). As mentioned by Barbara Snape (nee Bennion) Martin did live in Bacup, but Andy Seagroatt informed me recently when he visited us that he now lives in Amble, Northumberland. I remember the very start of The Liverpool Traditional Folk Club at The Gregson Wells. We wanted to run it with as many residents as possible, so that we would always have a good residents evening when we didn't have a guest on. I remember John Howson and Barbara Bennion performing together, Tony Rosney, Gron, Frank McCall. I remember Trevor Owen and I'm afraid other names have faded into the mists of time. When it was Mick's (Johnson) turn to book the guests, we had Tom Anderson and Peerie Willie Johnson, Alison McMorland, Ray Fisher, Kevin Mitchell and lots of other brilliant artistes around at the time. Mick and I left Seoda Ceoil when we had children (3) and subsequently moved to Cumbria. We kept in touch with Shay and Martin for many years. Lost touch with Mick Coyne, albeit his mum came to watch Sam and I when we were on at The Bothy Folk Club a few years back. Mick was killed in a cycling accident 15 years ago. I have met up with Davy Brennan a couple of times recently. He now lives in Edinburgh. I live in Settle, North Yorkshire with my husband Sam Bracken, who used to be in a band called Five Hand Reel and Therapy. We now have a band with an old friend of mine and Micks from the Liverpool days, Steve Keene (fiddle), then there is Andrew, Service, Gaye Woolard, Mike Harding, Sam and myself. We go under the dubious name of 'Giggleswick Temperance Band'. What would we do without music in our lives? Best wishes to all. Elaine Bracken (Johnson that was)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 19 Nov 16 - 06:17 AM

I know nobody will read all this but feel i ought to lob in the heroic Tony Wilson - I feel sure he will have been mentioned many times above


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 21 Nov 16 - 06:16 PM

Yes, a heads-up for Tony Wilson. I owe everything I know about presentation and making an 'occasion' of every event to Tony. Allied to his showmanship was a deep and eclectic knowledge which he was always willing to share.
He asked me to become a Bothy FSC Resident in February 1974 and a year later I stood in as Organiser for him when he went on a teaching secondment to Hull. I'm still doing that 6-month stint(he assured me that's all it would be) now!
He was fearless, a veritable force of nature and he told it like it was. He is missed as indeed are Stan Ambrose and Dave Boardman, 2 more of the original Bothy Folk. However the Club they founded 52 years back is still going strong and I think that they'd all take pride in that.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 22 Nov 16 - 07:08 AM

Hilary Whatmough is my cousin and in regular contact with us.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 22 Nov 16 - 02:34 PM

Wow banjoman - a small world. Please pass on by thanks and best wishes to Hilary. Great songs, lovely harmonies - I know this sounds daft but I couldn't understand why they were not on the TV!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 24 Nov 16 - 05:20 AM

Will do Les. She lives in Chester and I have asked her to have a look at this thread. Her maiden name was Lunney if that is any help.
Pete


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 27 Nov 16 - 07:09 AM

Hilary confirms she was the Hilary of Hilary & Joan . They lost contact some time ago but believe Joan lived in Derbyshire.
I have suggested Hilary have a look at this thread so expect a lot more.
Pete


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 27 Nov 16 - 12:20 PM

Thanks Pete,

the Jug of Punch was the first folk club in Ellesmere Port. I went from around 1964 until it closed around 1965.

I cannot believe that Ellesmere Port now has 2 folk festivals!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 05 Dec 16 - 07:20 AM

I had an email from Hilary who confirms a lot of what has already been said. She and Joan were sort of residents at the Bothy when it was at the Cattle Market- She says they were asked to provide some alternative to what was presented by Tony Wilson Dave Boardman & Stan Ambrose and received a drink as payment. The Cattle Market seems ti figure a lot in the history of the Liverpool Folk Scene.
Maggie & I had our wedding reception there in 1972 with the Acme ceilidh band. Also involved with the Old Rope group (Not to be confused with a group currently touring with a similar name)who ran the Ale House Club there.
The Spinners also graced those halls before moving to Gregsons Well.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 07 Dec 16 - 05:30 AM

Hilary has now told me that Joan's surname was Watson. They met at Mount Pleasant school where they both attended. Now lost touch but Joan was last believed to be living in Derbyshire. As well as the Cattle Market, they were also regulars at the Irish Centre and won several certificates for their harmony arrangements..


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Matthew Edwards
Date: 07 Dec 16 - 01:55 PM

As Bruce Scott's name has been mentioned a few times already on this thread I thought it would be appropriate to pass on the sad news of his passing. He was a Liverpool singer and songwriter, who described himself as an FBI man, which used to alarm people until he went on to explain it meant Foreign Born Irishman!
He grew up in the Scotland Road district of Liverpool, but moved out to Kirkby. He married Dot, who he always called Polly, and wrote many lovely songs for his "Rose of Liverpool". He won the All Ireland Fleadh in 2004 with his song for Dot "My Collen By the Shore".
Bruce came to some public attention when a reporter claimed to have discovered Lord Lucan in Goa. Bruce identified the person as his old singing mate from St Helens, Barry Halpin!
Bruce was a great character - on one trip to Ireland the Ryanair pilot lost his way and landed at a military airstrip instead of the intended destination of Derry. Naturally Bruce made a song out of that!
May he rest in peace


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 07 Dec 16 - 03:12 PM

Thanks to Banjoman for clearing up the 'Resident Guests' terminology on the initial Bothy FSC flyers! That has always puzzled me, and I also wondered just who Hilary and Joan were, not being a Bothyman in those early days. A drink as a thank-you eh? I must ask Godfrey, Treasurer still, to reinstate that practice!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 08 Dec 16 - 06:30 AM

Sad news about Bruce Scott. We knew him quite well as he was part of the Melia clan in Liverpool. I cant recall ever seeing him sober although his singing seemed to get better and better the more he drank.
Clive - Hilary says she has a poster advertising the first Bothy at the Cattle Market. I will ask her if there is a date on it. Although we are first cousins, our paths never crossed on the Folk Scene, or did they and we were unaware that we were so closely related. We met online through an American site looking for info on the family name Finucane) to which we both submitted information. The rest is history.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 19 Dec 16 - 11:59 AM

I have that same small flyer banjoman - its date is 23rd November 1964, with Tony Wilson having to add his name in biro as the printer must've missed him off! Goodness knows how many they'd had done!
If there was a full size poster, I've never seen it.

I have a second cousin with whom I'd lost touch until about 25 years ago at Whitby Festival when my name was mentioned in a singaround and Judith came up to me at the end to announce that her Mum and mine were cousins. As I have so little family, it was quite an emotional moment and we'd no idea that we had this common interest. I see her regularly now and there's only 160 miles between us - funny old world eh?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 20 Dec 16 - 07:08 AM

We are hopeful of getting north in the New Year to see my sisters who both live still in Maghull. We will take the opportunity to visit Hilary in Chester and possibly see a few more old friends (Keith Price ?)
It is the same poster as yours although what condition its in I don't know


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Jan 18 - 12:55 PM

Jimmy Smith, I used to go to the Yankee clipper (folk night with a good mate of mine, Bob Carter, who as sadly passed away. I remember a lot of students there and some of them were sitting there and knitting yes KNITTING. When I told some of my friends this recently, they thought I was on drugs, You also, could not talk if a performer was on They also had the yard-of-ale competition. Does any one remember this, if so please reply, and shut these doubters up.    Great days


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 19 August 11:37 PM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.