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Tom Spiers @ Glasgow Ballad Workshop-cancelled

Anne Neilson 31 Oct 10 - 08:41 PM
maeve 31 Oct 10 - 08:56 PM
Anne Neilson 31 Oct 10 - 10:08 PM
BobKnight 01 Nov 10 - 06:27 AM
Anne Neilson 01 Nov 10 - 07:18 AM
GUEST,gallus moll 01 Nov 10 - 08:17 AM
Valmai Goodyear 01 Nov 10 - 12:38 PM
Anne Neilson 02 Nov 10 - 08:24 PM
Anne Neilson 04 Nov 10 - 06:37 PM
Anne Neilson 27 Nov 10 - 12:00 PM
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Subject: Tom Spiers @ Glasgow Ballad Workshop
From: Anne Neilson
Date: 31 Oct 10 - 08:41 PM

After a super Hallowe'en workshop (with a third of the appropriately scary songs/poems from participants aged around 25!), interest in our next event on Sunday 28th November is high.
Our guests then are Tom and Margaret Spiers from Aberdeen. Tom has been a significant performer (singing and fiddling -- sometimes at the same time!) since the 1960's and his wife Margaret (a more recent public performer) has absorbed songs from many of the most important traditional singers from the north-east.
Tom's pedigree includes a long stint with one of the most influential Scottish groups, The Gaugers (with Arthur Watson and the late Peter Hall); and more recently with Arthur and Pete Shepheard of Springthyme Records as Shepheard, Spiers and Watson. His repertoire is firmly based in the north-east of Scotland and shows the influence of such famous folk luminaries as Jeannie Robertson, Jimmy McBeath, Lizzie Higgins etc.
We already have a goodly number of advance bookings, but would like to open this out to a wider audience. Booking is essential, so click on the link to ensure a place -
                                     http://www.lauriesacousticmusicbar.co.uk

(Have tried the blue clicky but not convinced it has worked, so would be very grateful if some kind techie wizard would make it all happen!)


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Subject: RE: Tom Spiers @ Glasgow Ballad Workshop
From: maeve
Date: 31 Oct 10 - 08:56 PM

Not a tech wizard, just someone who loves the music.

http://www.lauriesacousticmusicbar.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Tom Spiers @ Glasgow Ballad Workshop
From: Anne Neilson
Date: 31 Oct 10 - 10:08 PM

Thank you, Maeve -- always appreciative of a helping hand.


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Subject: RE: Tom Spiers @ Glasgow Ballad Workshop
From: BobKnight
Date: 01 Nov 10 - 06:27 AM

Don't miss this one folks. Tom is just great and his wife Margaret is a lovely, warm hearted woman. I haven't heard her sing as yet, but that's another pleasure to look forward to. Unfortunately Glasgow is a bit too far for me, so I'll just have to wait until someone with a modicum of sense gives them a gig in their native Aberdeen. Have a great night.

Bob


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Subject: RE: Tom Spiers @ Glasgow Ballad Workshop
From: Anne Neilson
Date: 01 Nov 10 - 07:18 AM

Sorry to hear that you can't manage to our event, Bob -- and disappointed that you don't get the opportunity to hear Tom and Margaret a bit nearer home.
What has delighted us is the response of our younger ballad workshop participants at our recent guest events with Sheila Stewart and Ray Fisher -- almost mesmerised by veteran performers (and I know they won't mind that description) who command respect by their real and passionate commitment to their tradition.
And Tom's event will be no different! (We've already sold more than half the tickets.)


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Subject: RE: Tom Spiers @ Glasgow Ballad Workshop
From: GUEST,gallus moll
Date: 01 Nov 10 - 08:17 AM

attention all ballad lovers and workshop members - please note that Anne and Gordeanna have been nominated in 'best tutors' category of the Traditional Music Awards thingy (Hands Up for Trad) so navigate your way there (link from footstompin forum) - sorry I canny put on these clicky link things (I really should learn the name of the competition too!)


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Subject: RE: Tom Spiers @ Glasgow Ballad Workshop
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 01 Nov 10 - 12:38 PM

Great news on both counts!

Valmai (Lewes)


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Subject: RE: Tom Spiers @ Glasgow Ballad Workshop
From: Anne Neilson
Date: 02 Nov 10 - 08:24 PM

Expecting a large turnout for this event -- but there is a (Health and Safety) limit on numbers, so best advice is to BOOK NOW!


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Subject: RE: Tom Spiers @ Glasgow Ballad Workshop
From: Anne Neilson
Date: 04 Nov 10 - 06:37 PM

Hi, all!
We've already booked almost two thirds of the tickets -- and just under half of that number are aged under 35!
VERY encouraging for the future of unaccompanied song, as I can personally guarantee that all of those in attendance will raise their voices at some point in the afternoon (in a chorus if not quite up for a solo).
Should be a grand event.


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Subject: Ballad workshop cancellation - 28/11/10
From: Anne Neilson
Date: 27 Nov 10 - 12:00 PM

Our guests for this event, Tom and Margaret Spiers from Aberdeenshire, had already given us advance warning that they couldn't safely travel to Glasgow and we had re-arranged the event as a singaround.
But all the weather forecasts are suggesting bad things for tomorrow and so -- with great regret -- we are cancelling this event altogether.

Apologies to all who had already booked (your pre-paid bookings will be honoured in the New Year) and we hope that you'll keep your eyes open for exciting news about January events.


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