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Prestwich Folk Club - Manchesteer

GUEST,Vin2 06 Sep 10 - 08:50 AM
Les in Chorlton 06 Sep 10 - 09:15 AM
RoyH (Burl) 06 Sep 10 - 03:41 PM
GUEST,Vin2 07 Sep 10 - 07:40 AM
RoyH (Burl) 07 Sep 10 - 08:59 AM
GUEST,Kevin Tarpey 19 Dec 11 - 02:22 PM
Vin2 20 Dec 11 - 08:21 AM
Paul Reade 20 Dec 11 - 11:45 AM
Alio 20 Dec 11 - 11:49 AM
Les in Chorlton 20 Dec 11 - 02:11 PM
JohnB 21 Dec 11 - 12:31 AM
Bernard 21 Dec 11 - 09:49 AM
GUEST,graham walker 04 Sep 13 - 05:51 PM
GUEST,BanjoRay 05 Sep 13 - 08:45 AM
Dave the Gnome 05 Sep 13 - 08:52 AM
RoyH (Burl) 05 Sep 13 - 07:23 PM
GUEST 20 Oct 13 - 09:12 PM
GUEST,normanh 01 Nov 13 - 10:40 PM
GUEST,Jean 10 Jul 14 - 06:09 PM
Les in Chorlton 11 Jul 14 - 05:21 AM
GUEST,Ken Shelton 11 Jul 14 - 05:35 PM
blinddrunkal 12 Jul 14 - 07:32 AM
Les in Chorlton 12 Jul 14 - 08:35 AM
GUEST,Ken Shelton 12 Jul 14 - 06:45 PM
GUEST,BanjoRay 12 Jul 14 - 07:16 PM
GUEST,Ken Shelton 24 Jul 14 - 05:22 PM
GUEST,mauvepink 27 Sep 14 - 04:55 AM
GUEST,George Purcell 04 Oct 14 - 10:04 AM
GUEST,George Purcell 04 Oct 14 - 10:11 AM
GUEST,Ken Shelton 04 Oct 14 - 05:17 PM
GUEST,George Purcell 05 Oct 14 - 06:26 AM
GUEST,Ken Shelton 05 Oct 14 - 03:04 PM
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GUEST,mauvepink 05 Oct 14 - 06:54 PM
GUEST,Brian Shelton 12 Oct 14 - 02:16 PM
GUEST,mauvepink 02 Oct 15 - 07:02 AM
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Subject: Prestwich Folk Club - Manchesteer
From: GUEST,Vin2
Date: 06 Sep 10 - 08:50 AM

Hi folks, Just a note to say what a fab night i had last Friday at the Prestwich Folk Club in Manchester hosted by Kevin Tarpey.

The guests were Acoustic Collective - great muscicians and singers. The club is held every Friday evening upstairs in the Parkside Hotel - behind Heaton Park. Web site is.........

http://www.axoc21.dsl.pipex.com/

Good to know some folk clubs are surviving


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Subject: RE: Prestwich Folk Club - Manchesteer
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 06 Sep 10 - 09:15 AM

It's true, he's a good man that Kevin Tarpey, sings and plays tunes on all manner of things

here


L in C#


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Subject: RE: Prestwich Folk Club - Manchesteer
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 06 Sep 10 - 03:41 PM

This brings back memories of the many times I was a guest at an earlier Prestwich folk club. It was in a pub called The Church, and run by George Purcell. Whatever happened.........?


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Subject: RE: Prestwich Folk Club - Manchesteer
From: GUEST,Vin2
Date: 07 Sep 10 - 07:40 AM

I'll ask around burl. The Church is still going and if not mistaken still has the odd occasional folk even.


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Subject: RE: Prestwich Folk Club - Manchesteer
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 07 Sep 10 - 08:59 AM

Thanks Vin2. George Purcell was a god friend but as so often happens we lost touch long ago. I believe he wa a schoolteacher, possibly a headmaster. We were both fans of Josh White.


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Subject: RE: Prestwich Folk Club - Manchesteer
From: GUEST,Kevin Tarpey
Date: 19 Dec 11 - 02:22 PM

Prestwich folk club has now moved to the Church. The club is every Friday and still going strong!!


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Subject: RE: Prestwich Folk Club - Manchesteer
From: Vin2
Date: 20 Dec 11 - 08:21 AM

Will make a new year resolution to get there!


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Subject: RE: Prestwich Folk Club - Manchesteer
From: Paul Reade
Date: 20 Dec 11 - 11:45 AM

I have fond memories the old Prestwich Folk Club run by George Purcell in the 60s and 70s. There was a thriving scene based around the Church at that time with excellent singers and musicians like Graham Walker, John Cartain, Pete Connell, Dave Pollard and others in the group Redmayne. There was also John McAtee, a great guitarist & blues singer, and Martin Hall of Jolly Jack was (and still is I believe) a "Church" regular.

There was also a singer / songwriter Barry Oates, one of whose songs "Mild and Bitter Days" about the passing of old traditional pubs was reputed to be about the Church. The song has been recorded on Redmayne's CD. Anyone know where Barry is now?


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Subject: RE: Prestwich Folk Club - Manchesteer
From: Alio
Date: 20 Dec 11 - 11:49 AM

Do you know who the future guests are, so I can give out the details on the programme please?
Ali x


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Subject: RE: Prestwich Folk Club - Manchesteer
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 20 Dec 11 - 02:11 PM

Is this info still uptodate?

L in C#


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Subject: RE: Prestwich Folk Club - Manchesteer
From: JohnB
Date: 21 Dec 11 - 12:31 AM

I went there (to the Church)a few times with my girlfriend who lived just off Moor Lane, still married to her for 40+ years now.
JohnB.


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Subject: RE: Prestwich Folk Club - Manchesteer
From: Bernard
Date: 21 Dec 11 - 09:49 AM

Redmayne still have their practice sessions there...!


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Subject: RE: Prestwich Folk Club - Manchesteer
From: GUEST,graham walker
Date: 04 Sep 13 - 05:51 PM

Redmayne are still going strong, and thinking about going on the road again, hope that clears things up.


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Subject: RE: Prestwich Folk Club - Manchesteer
From: GUEST,BanjoRay
Date: 05 Sep 13 - 08:45 AM

I had an old friend from Prestwich called Brian Moss, who died in the ninetys - played guitar and sang folk and blues back in the sixties. Anyone remember him?
Ray


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Subject: RE: Prestwich Folk Club - Manchesteer
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 05 Sep 13 - 08:52 AM

I remember going to the Eagle and Child many years back but I am not sure if that is Prestwich or just close by. The club was run for a while by Steve Robinson - Anyone know what happened to him? Saw a number of good acts there including Des Friel and Martin Alcock. Also remember my and my mate Dave (Daves are attracted to each other. Didn't you know?) walking home to Pendlebury one very snowy night and, noticing that the M62 seemed to be devoid of traffic, saved about half an hour by walking back along the hard shoulder!

Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: Prestwich Folk Club - Manchesteer
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 05 Sep 13 - 07:23 PM

If anybody sees George Purcellwould they please give him my regards. Roy Harris


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Subject: RE: Prestwich Folk Club - Manchesteer
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Oct 13 - 09:12 PM

Hi Paul,
Graham Walker of Redmayne here.......good to read your comments mate, long time no see............regarding your query about where Barry Oates is now........we met up about 6 months ago, and he told me that this was his last contract before retiring, I believe that they, Barry and Julie are going to settle in Penang as it's one of their favourite places.
Hoping you and yours are well, rock on with the old times, nearly forgot, I paid a visit to Georgie ( Purcell) today and we did a bit of reminiscing, must do it more often.
Best regards!
G...


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Subject: RE: Prestwich Folk Club - Manchesteer
From: GUEST,normanh
Date: 01 Nov 13 - 10:40 PM

I came across your thread when I idly typed Barry Oates and Pete Connell into google. I shared a flat with Barry in the 70s in Prestwich and would be really interested to make contact again


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Subject: RE: Prestwich Folk Club - Manchesteer
From: GUEST,Jean
Date: 10 Jul 14 - 06:09 PM

Hi all I was a regular at the Church Inn from 69 to 70 and have fond memories of those days the atmosphere was fantastic l remember we had a petition to remove the juke box great days a party every night and the best of company and music glad to know it lives on still best wishes from Jean in the land of OZxx


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Subject: RE: Prestwich Folk Club - Manchesteer
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 11 Jul 14 - 05:21 AM

Yer tis


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Subject: RE: Prestwich Folk Club - Manchesteer
From: GUEST,Ken Shelton
Date: 11 Jul 14 - 05:35 PM

I used to sit in George's corner in the Church and buy drink for drink with him delivered from the bar by the waiter (Can't remember his name). In those days a pint of mixed (can't think why). George Broster? was the landlord in 1966/67? Some nights 6 or 7 pints which you can do when you are young and I only had to walk through the church yard and Prestwich Clough to St Anne's Road and home. I have joined this thread because I have just listened to Neil Young on U Tube singing 4 Strong Winds which is very powerful with many guitarists and singers and which was one of Georges favourite songs in the Church.


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Subject: RE: Prestwich Folk Club - Manchesteer
From: blinddrunkal
Date: 12 Jul 14 - 07:32 AM

Brian Moss used to play at our college folk club in the Cross Keys on Broad Street, Salford, I'm sure he moved to Suffolk, along with Stan Ellison (Black Stan) to do some recording (according to Meic Stevens. He was a fine blues singer and guitarist.


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Subject: RE: Prestwich Folk Club - Manchesteer
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 12 Jul 14 - 08:35 AM

Stan comes to ur tunes sessions sometimes in Chorlton, Manchester

Beech Band at The Dulcimer

All are most welcome


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Subject: RE: Prestwich Folk Club - Manchesteer
From: GUEST,Ken Shelton
Date: 12 Jul 14 - 06:45 PM

I've remembered the waiter's name which was Alan and I also do remember Barry Oates and him singing and playing Bob Dylan's Williamson Singer which I think was his favourite


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Subject: RE: Prestwich Folk Club - Manchesteer
From: GUEST,BanjoRay
Date: 12 Jul 14 - 07:16 PM

Thanks, blindrunkal for your comment about Brian Moss. He was in Aberystwyth University in the early 60s and helped form the Aber Folk Club in the Angel Inn. He shared a class with Prince Charles - not bad for a very left wing guy. He sang a lot of English folk songs as well as blues, and got us some great guests like Harry Boardman, Ewan McColl and Cyril Tawney. I went to visit him in hospital in York, where he lived before he died in the 90s.

Ray


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Subject: RE: Prestwich Folk Club - Manchesteer
From: GUEST,Ken Shelton
Date: 24 Jul 14 - 05:22 PM

I was born in Albion St just off Broughton Rd and Broad St now a big roundabout and our houses demolished years ago and moved to Ruskin Rd off St Anne's Rd when I was 12 and ultimately a Church Inn regular with my own tankard stored behind the bar. George was a great friend then but I moved away after some years worked away on foreign soils and lost touch.


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Subject: RE: Prestwich Folk Club - Manchesteer
From: GUEST,mauvepink
Date: 27 Sep 14 - 04:55 AM

I have had th pleasure of attending this club very recently. Kevin is still at the helm and I love thecway he and thr regulars make visitors feel comfy and welcome. I see they have also started a free guitar workshop, once a month, so skills can be shown and passed on. This is a great idea. Kevin is a great picker and is always happy to pass on the skills he has. Other members do likewise.

It is a great club and certainly one worth visiting. They have Dave Gibb as guest on 31st October I noticed.

I wish it well for the future :-)

mp


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Subject: RE: Prestwich Folk Club - Manchesteer
From: GUEST,George Purcell
Date: 04 Oct 14 - 10:04 AM

Hi, there Roy Harris and Ken Shelton and anyone else who remembers me from the "Church Inn" days, remember you both well. How's your brother,
John, Ken?
            Still interested in all sorts of music but, for a variety of
reasons, no longer playing/performing.
       I very much regret the passing of Frank Duffy and Barry Skinner,
two very good friends from the folk-era.
          Fortunately many old friends survive including Graham Walker and other members of "Redmayne" and Ian cCann, ex. "Orange Blossom Sound".
   Ah. memories, memories!
                   Love to all,
                         George.


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Subject: RE: Prestwich Folk Club - Manchesteer
From: GUEST,George Purcell
Date: 04 Oct 14 - 10:11 AM

By the way, Ken,
          The Bob Dylan song that Barrie Oates used to sing was "The
Lonesome Death of Hattie Carol" and the person referred to therein was
William Zanzinger!
      Whereabouts are you living these days?
                   Cheers,
                      George.


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Subject: RE: Prestwich Folk Club - Manchesteer
From: GUEST,Ken Shelton
Date: 04 Oct 14 - 05:17 PM

George
Of course you are right with the Bob Dylan song. Just downloaded and listened to Nic Jones Penguin Eggs fantastic.
Brother Jon not great at 80. Just had a pacemaker fitted in Blackburn General and will soon move to respite care in Clitheroe Hospital. We are living in North Nottinghamshire near Retford having moved here with the job in 1993. Married Cathy Broad back in 76 and lived and worked in Iran and Libya before finally coming home in 1990.


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Subject: RE: Prestwich Folk Club - Manchesteer
From: GUEST,George Purcell
Date: 05 Oct 14 - 06:26 AM

Ken
Sorry to hear of Jon's problems. Please pass on my best wishes to him.
Remember when we used to walk our dogs in the Clough,your boxer and my
alsatian? Good old days!
         The other waiter at the "Church Inn" was named Arthur Brooks.
We "stopped some going bad", didn't we?
             All the best,Ken.
                        George.


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Subject: RE: Prestwich Folk Club - Manchesteer
From: GUEST,Ken Shelton
Date: 05 Oct 14 - 03:04 PM

George
My email address is sheltonk9@aol.com so if you send me an email then we can keep in contact with each other after all these years. I'd like to. At least share the many jokes I receive. Some filthy, some bigoted, some good fun.
Cheers - Ken


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Subject: RE: Prestwich Folk Club - Manchesteer
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Oct 14 - 06:52 PM

So what are the details of the Prestwich club (if it's still going).

Cheers,

Weasel


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Subject: RE: Prestwich Folk Club - Manchesteer
From: GUEST,mauvepink
Date: 05 Oct 14 - 06:54 PM

Just google prestwich folk club and the website is top of the list

mp


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Subject: RE: Prestwich Folk Club - Manchesteer
From: GUEST,Brian Shelton
Date: 12 Oct 14 - 02:16 PM

Was given this website by my brother Ken, It makes very interesting reading. How we have all moved on from those days of propping up the bar at the back of the folk club. Drunkenly joining to all the songs, I couldn't sing worth a dam but who cares, I didn't have to listen to me.Great times, great memories and great friends. I wonder what happened to all the girls. There was Joice ? the twins and I can't remember any of the other names, but I miss them all.

Brian


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Subject: RE: Prestwich Folk Club - Manchesteer
From: GUEST,mauvepink
Date: 02 Oct 15 - 07:02 AM

Dave Gibb is the guest at Prestwich folk club tonight for anyone who does not get a chance to see him further down the country


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Subject: RE: Prestwich Folk Club - Manchesteer
From: Weasel
Date: 02 Oct 15 - 10:05 AM

Hi George - thought you'd be in France!

Cheers,

Weasel


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Subject: RE: Prestwich Folk Club - Manchesteer
From: GUEST,Barry Oates
Date: 20 Mar 16 - 03:20 AM

George Purcell sadly passed away last month. He will be sorely missed by many people including myself.


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