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Bracknell Folk Festival 79/80 ish

Raggytash 18 Nov 10 - 07:30 AM
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Subject: Bracknell Folk Festival 79/80 ish
From: Raggytash
Date: 18 Nov 10 - 07:30 AM

I've been searching for a song for years that was performed at Bracknell Folk Festival in Southill Park many many years ago.

Max has suggested I might try a different tack and see if I can find the performers and thus trace the song.

I went to Bracknell in 79/80/81/82 and 86 and I think it was either in 80 or 81 I saw two female Canadian singers who performed a folk about a sailor being ravished by a woman and he ended up lamenting "mother I am quite undone". If anyone has old programmes for Bracknell for this period perhaps the two singers can be found and I will have another avenue to follow.

The people I met and remember for the festivals are such as Leadfingers, Dave & Pearl Houlden, Len and Barbara Berry. I stayed with Nigel & Christine Stephenson at the time and "Butch" worked at least one of the bars, I also recall the "Wanks" Security man with his empty leash !

Any help would be very much appreciated



Cheers

Raggy


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Subject: RE: Bracknell Folk Festival 79/80 ish
From: GUEST,Burton Coggles
Date: 18 Nov 10 - 07:53 AM

Raggy,

there was some discussion and links to video of the 1988 Bracknell FF. I realise it's later than the one you need, but it might be worth a follow-up, possibly with Ian Anderson either here or via fRoots

Link to the mudcat discussion Here

Pete


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Subject: RE: Bracknell Folk Festival 79/80 ish
From: Raggytash
Date: 19 Nov 10 - 03:07 AM

refresh


Thanks Pete


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Subject: RE: Bracknell Folk Festival 79/80 ish
From: GUEST,Tig
Date: 19 Nov 10 - 12:47 PM

Sorry I can't help you with this Raggy, but I HAVE still got my 'Moldywarp' pottery ticket, signed by quite a few of the artistes.


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Subject: RE: Bracknell Folk Festival 79/80 ish
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 19 Nov 10 - 02:26 PM

I wonder if Bob Berry or Sylvia Watts might know....

Bob Berry has occasionally posted here as jesterbob (and as a member), otherwise can be reached via the Chippenham festival website . Sylvia (who ran the Bracknell folk club in the cellar at South Hill Park but is now living in Wiltshire, I think) was booked at Chippenham this year, so Bob should have contact info.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Bracknell Folk Festival 79/80 ish
From: Leadfingers
Date: 20 Nov 10 - 08:14 AM

Raggy - I CAN remember the festival but dont recall the singers OR the song !


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Subject: RE: Bracknell Folk Festival 79/80 ish
From: Raggytash
Date: 21 Nov 10 - 04:13 AM

I'm surprised you can remember the festivals Terry, I have a vague recollection of you and me being in a constant state of drunkness in the cellar or terrace bar !


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Subject: RE: Bracknell Folk Festival 79/80 ish
From: Raggytash
Date: 24 Nov 10 - 04:04 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Bracknell Folk Festival 79/80 ish
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Nov 10 - 06:36 PM

I think that was during the period when Don Morgan was running the festival. could the duo have been Salal? I think one of them was Canadian.

Sarah Morgan


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Subject: RE: Bracknell Folk Festival 79/80 ish
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Sep 13 - 01:28 PM

It might have been Sara Gray & Ellie Ellis. I recall hearing them at Swindon Folk club around 1983, a couple of years or so after I had left Bracknell. I'm pretty sure that they were Canadian and they might have been touring the UK in the years before or after.


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Subject: RE: Bracknell Folk Festival 79/80 ish
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 29 Sep 13 - 02:47 PM

Those names ring a bell, does anyone have any contact details.....Please !!


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Subject: RE: Bracknell Folk Festival 79/80 ish
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 29 Sep 13 - 03:15 PM

Sorry I should have said Thank you !!!


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Subject: RE: Bracknell Folk Festival 79/80 ish
From: GUEST,Ex The Villan (Faldingworth Live)
Date: 29 Sep 13 - 03:19 PM

I lived 5 minutes walk from South Hill Park in the 80's I stewarded one of the festivals when June Tabor was on. Just trying to rack my brains.

Les Worrall


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Subject: RE: Bracknell Folk Festival 79/80 ish
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Sep 13 - 03:30 PM

http://www.harbourtownrecords.com/grey.html


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Subject: RE: Bracknell Folk Festival 79/80 ish
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Sep 13 - 03:31 PM

Sorry that was me Les Worrall (Villan)


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Subject: RE: Bracknell Folk Festival 79/80 ish
From: GUEST,The Villan
Date: 29 Sep 13 - 03:39 PM

Raggy, it might be worth Talking with Elizabeth Padgett and Martin Browne from Spalding Folk Club. Sarah Gray & Ellie Ellis have been on there several times in the 80's Worth a try.

Their FB accounts are

https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/elizabeth.padgett.165?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/bruinbrowne?fref=ts

Are you on Facebook?

Les


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Subject: RE: Bracknell Folk Festival 79/80 ish
From: GUEST,The Villan
Date: 29 Sep 13 - 05:03 PM

Could it be this Sara Grey, Raggy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNCTfAGtwmw


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Subject: RE: Bracknell Folk Festival 79/80 ish
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 30 Sep 13 - 03:21 AM

I've received a reply to an email from Sara and unfortunately it wasn't her.

The search continues !


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Subject: RE: Bracknell Folk Festival 79/80 ish
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Sep 13 - 04:05 AM

Oh damn. Thought that would be her.

Wow think I may have found it. Keiran Means is her son and guess what I came up with.

http://www.saragrey.net/

I think you have everything now to help sort it. Good luck

Les


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Subject: RE: Bracknell Folk Festival 79/80 ish
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Sep 13 - 04:06 AM

Thast was me re last post The Villan


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Subject: RE: Bracknell Folk Festival 79/80 ish
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 30 Sep 13 - 07:33 AM

No Villan, I meant she hadn't sung the song, I'm still looking.


Alas alack, woe is me !!


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Subject: RE: Bracknell Folk Festival 79/80 ish
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Sep 13 - 02:01 PM

I'm the 'GUEST' who suggested Sara Gray and Ellie Ellis . . .

I'm pretty sure that the names are/were spelled as I have spelled them, because one or two references appear on Google, in particular this: http://www.musicscotland.com/cd/Flash-Company-25-Years-Fellside.html (sorry, doesn't seem to have displayed as clickable) which mentions a track by Sara Gray and Ellie Ellis entitled 'Going To the West / Peach Bottom Creek'.

Anyway, if I have helped at all you're very welcome. I'm no longer a regular folk club attendee but stumbled across this site while looking up a few references after seeing BBC4's program about Nic Jones last Friday. It's funny what sticks in one's mind after thirty or so years :-)

Best Wishes,

Phil W


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Subject: RE: Bracknell Folk Festival 79/80 ish
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 30 Sep 13 - 02:07 PM

Hi Phil, I've e-mailed Sara and she denies any knowledge of the song and I'm sure if she sang it she would revel in the glory of a cracking number. I'll keep on looking and asking!

Thanks anyway


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Subject: RE: Bracknell Folk Festival 79/80 ish
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Sep 13 - 02:10 PM

Sorry, me again . . . looking at the saragrey.net link it must have been Sara Grey, rather than Sara Gray. ALso it looks that she and Ellie Ellis made three records, namely A Breath of Fresh Air, Making the Air Resound and You Gave Me A Song. See: http://www.musicstack.com/records-cds/sara+grey+and+ellie+ellis

Phil W


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Subject: RE: Bracknell Folk Festival 79/80 ish
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 01 Oct 13 - 04:00 AM

I doubt if Sara GRAY was born when I heard the song and Sara GREY says it wasn't her, so I'm still looking.


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Subject: RE: Bracknell Folk Festival 79/80 ish
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Oct 13 - 04:27 AM

Good luck Raggy.


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