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Does anyone know Heather Whittaker?

Spleen Cringe 24 Mar 11 - 06:18 PM
Dave MacKenzie 24 Mar 11 - 06:23 PM
Dave MacKenzie 24 Mar 11 - 06:47 PM
Dave MacKenzie 24 Mar 11 - 06:58 PM
Spleen Cringe 24 Mar 11 - 06:59 PM
Dave MacKenzie 24 Mar 11 - 07:16 PM
Spleen Cringe 25 Mar 11 - 08:57 AM
GUEST 26 Mar 11 - 06:09 AM
r.padgett 27 Mar 11 - 02:24 AM
GUEST,Ray 18 Jun 11 - 05:22 PM
GUEST,John Howarth 07 Feb 12 - 02:20 PM
r.padgett 07 Feb 12 - 03:59 PM
The Sandman 07 Feb 12 - 04:15 PM
Pete Jennings 07 Feb 12 - 04:29 PM
GUEST,999 07 Feb 12 - 04:56 PM
r.padgett 08 Feb 12 - 03:32 AM
GUEST,Ray 08 Feb 12 - 04:23 AM
r.padgett 08 Feb 12 - 01:06 PM
GUEST,Heather Whittaker 12 Jun 12 - 08:19 PM
Stilly River Sage 12 Jun 12 - 10:43 PM
Dave MacKenzie 13 Jun 12 - 03:50 AM
Johnny J 13 Jun 12 - 04:26 AM
RoyH (Burl) 17 Jun 12 - 10:59 AM
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Subject: Does anyone know Heather Whittaker?
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 24 Mar 11 - 06:18 PM

Hello All,

I'm trying to get in touch with Heather Whittaker about a live recording I have of her performing that I'd like to post on Lost Folk Tapes. Google has been uncharacteristically unhelpful. If anyone is in touch with her, could they holler, please? The LFT email address is "contact (at) lostfolktapes.com" or you can PM me or leave a message on the thread.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Does anyone know Heather Whittaker?
From: Dave MacKenzie
Date: 24 Mar 11 - 06:23 PM

I grew up a couple of doors from her so I'll ask around.


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Subject: RE: Does anyone know Heather Whittaker?
From: Dave MacKenzie
Date: 24 Mar 11 - 06:47 PM

So far, nobody has seen her or her sisters for 20 years. She did record for Dingle's if that's any help. She is the same person as Heather Whytock, I don't know why she changed.


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Subject: RE: Does anyone know Heather Whittaker?
From: Dave MacKenzie
Date: 24 Mar 11 - 06:58 PM

"Last November, Freefall (Post 14th November 2009), JAJ (Post 10751 dated 16th November 2009) and Graham Thursby (Post 37 dated 19th November 2009) were discussing a singer-songwriter by the name of Heather Whittaker né Whytock, who was based in Manchester (for about 14 years) and who, previously, when at St. Andrews University, played regularly at the Folk Club there. She and Fraser Nimmo produced a University Charities Campaign EP in 1973, mentioned by Graham, (apparently someone came across it on e-bay) and they were asking if anyone knew what became of her? Well, that's me, alive and kicking - if considerably older. I'm based in North Yorkshire now, with the married name of Watts. Too much 'life' detail to include here - but lovely to know that, so many years down the line, someone, somewhere, still remembers!!. PS I've still got my copy of the EP!
"Grosses bises""

That was on 'Beyond the Bothy'. Here's the Link:

Heather Whittaker


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Subject: RE: Does anyone know Heather Whittaker?
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 24 Mar 11 - 06:59 PM

Cheers, Dave. Fingers crossed! The only Heather Whytocks on Google seem to be in Utah or far too young... Hopefully one of your neighbours may know something.


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Subject: RE: Does anyone know Heather Whittaker?
From: Dave MacKenzie
Date: 24 Mar 11 - 07:16 PM

Unfortunately, because the houses were intended for disabled ex-servicemen, none of my generation are still there as the widows had to have special dispensation to carry on in occupation. Heather's about my age, and that was her only post on 'Beyond the Bothy' and North Yorkshire's a big place - don't know how many Heather Watts there'll be.

Good luck.


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Subject: RE: Does anyone know Heather Whittaker?
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 25 Mar 11 - 08:57 AM

ReeeeeeFRESH! If its not too early to do so...


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Subject: RE: Does anyone know Heather Whittaker?
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Mar 11 - 06:09 AM

Hello, Heather! Gracious, that's from many moons ago - used to run the "Folk At The Malt" in Altrincham, first with the Union Folk and then toute seule when they packed up.
Glad to hear you're still the right side of the daisies!
Susie Stockton


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Subject: RE: Does anyone know Heather Whittaker?
From: r.padgett
Date: 27 Mar 11 - 02:24 AM

Susie flower we haven't yet contacted Heather!!

I have only one memory of Heather Whittaker and that is many years ago when she turned up at a folk club near Sheffield run by Bob Hazelwood

However she got little time to play and Bob ended up inviting her to play at a different venue

Nice guitarist and singer

So where the devil ARE you Heather, hope you are still with us?

Ray


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Subject: RE: Does anyone know Heather Whittaker?
From: GUEST,Ray
Date: 18 Jun 11 - 05:22 PM

Missed this thread whilst I was away. The last I remember of Heather was her sitting at the desk with me at a concert in Bollington many years ago.

I remember that Heather was a particular friend of dave Walmisley and John Howarth (not the JH from the Oldham Tinkers but the BBC cameraman) If you could track either of them down they may know.


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Subject: RE: Does anyone know Heather Whittaker?
From: GUEST,John Howarth
Date: 07 Feb 12 - 02:20 PM

Well, I'm the John Howarth in question. I used to play with Dave Walmisley and Mike Green in Stoneground Band, besides being a BBC cameraman. I remember Susie (see above), and I'm trying to figure out who Ray is (also above).

Heather sang bvs on our Sunstruck album, and I played on Heather's Dingle album, and did some string arrangements as well. Unfortunately I, too. have lost track of her. I can confirm the Whittaker/Whytock combination, but Watts is new to me.


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Subject: RE: Does anyone know Heather Whittaker?
From: r.padgett
Date: 07 Feb 12 - 03:59 PM

I don't know the other Guest ~ Ray ~ either but 't isnt me I know who I am tho'

Ray Padgett


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Subject: RE: Does anyone know Heather Whittaker?
From: The Sandman
Date: 07 Feb 12 - 04:15 PM

either but 't isnt me I know who I am tho'
that a relief, I wouldnt want you to lose your marbles


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Subject: RE: Does anyone know Heather Whittaker?
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 07 Feb 12 - 04:29 PM

I met her when she played at the Bell & Pump in B'ham back in 1984 (17.2.84 according to my records - I'm like that!). Mad Jocks were the residents, I played a floor spot and after the gig she showed me her version of "Lost Lover Blues". Great.

Last I heard (10 years ago?? Can't remember where from) she had moved to Germany.

Pete


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Subject: RE: Does anyone know Heather Whittaker?
From: GUEST,999
Date: 07 Feb 12 - 04:56 PM

http://www.footstompin.com/public/forum?threadid=642019


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Subject: RE: Does anyone know Heather Whittaker?
From: r.padgett
Date: 08 Feb 12 - 03:32 AM

LOL Mr Miles!!

Some comment about "Ask Matron is not needed, yet!" and I have no upstairs so no problems there either!

Ray


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Subject: RE: Does anyone know Heather Whittaker?
From: GUEST,Ray
Date: 08 Feb 12 - 04:23 AM

Hi John,

'Tis I, Ray! Our paths crossed umpteen times back in the late 70s but, as both of us are guests here, its not appropriate to get too involved in personal memories. Think back to the days of "South Parade" with Ken and Dianne or to the Deanwater with Geoff Walt. One particular memory is of doing the sound for Stoneground (I don't think "band" had been added in those days) at some place near Hollingworth Lake and, when I asked where the stage was, the landlord pointed at the goldfish pool which had to be covered after the waterfall had been turned off.

Ray


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Subject: RE: Does anyone know Heather Whittaker?
From: r.padgett
Date: 08 Feb 12 - 01:06 PM

**Heather Whytock - folk singer we remember from the 70s
www.footstompin.com**

Above link provided from Ali Russell on my fb page (Ali is of course EX Battlefield Band member

I will see what else can be found from this clue!

Ray Padgett


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Subject: RE: Does anyone know Heather Whittaker?
From: GUEST,Heather Whittaker
Date: 12 Jun 12 - 08:19 PM

John - "well met" on this site which I have just accessed! Hello everyone - and how are you, John? Have just moved house (lots of renovating underway) and I came across "Sunstruck" whilst packing up. It evoked some great memories.   Very happy days.   Are you performing at all?   Lots of life later, I'm still here - on the right side of the daisies as Susie Stockton puts it so optimistically.   Came back from Germany in 1995 and went off in all kinds of directions workwise (minus the singing and playing), but now trying to create some space to make way for more music.   "Hi" to everyone on the site - and is that really you, Dave, my neighbour from Edinburgh where we grew up as children?   Gee - this is truly a small world.


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Subject: RE: Does anyone know Heather Whittaker?
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 12 Jun 12 - 10:43 PM

Heather, I hope you'll join Mudcat. And did you read the first post in the thread? Your assistance is required in preserving a taped performance.

Welcome to Mudcat!

SRS


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Subject: RE: Does anyone know Heather Whittaker?
From: Dave MacKenzie
Date: 13 Jun 12 - 03:50 AM

Hi, Heather. Great to hear from you. Yes it's really me.


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Subject: RE: Does anyone know Heather Whittaker?
From: Johnny J
Date: 13 Jun 12 - 04:26 AM

Nice to hear from you, Heather.

We were never introduced but I still fondly remember your singing and guitar playing(albeit brief spots) from the early days of Edinbrgh Folk Festival and from your visits to Edinburgh Folk Club too.


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Subject: RE: Does anyone know Heather Whittaker?
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 17 Jun 12 - 10:59 AM

Hello 'Take her with heart'. It's a long while since we last met.I'm known on this site as RoyH, the H stands for Harris. I hope you are still singing. Best wishes.Roy


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Subject: RE: Does anyone know Heather Whittaker?
From: stallion
Date: 18 Jun 12 - 10:52 AM

Whoop it up for Mudcat! What a forum Eh!


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Subject: RE: Does anyone know Heather Whittaker?
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Aug 12 - 10:19 PM

Well, Heather, it's a long time since those days in Stockport. I remember you well - though you may have forgotten me. And some of the names and places mentioned on this thread have revived other memories for me.

Sounds as though life is treating you well. Are you living back in Scotland? I moved to the other end of the country - Kent - nearly 30 years ago.


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Subject: RE: Heather Whittaker. - add to last post
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Aug 12 - 10:24 PM

Oops, it might help if I added my name to the last posting!
Richard Thompstone


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