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Tony Bird in concert July 10 Portland ME

jacqui.c 14 Jun 11 - 04:44 PM
ChanteyLass 14 Jun 11 - 10:24 PM
Little Hawk 14 Jun 11 - 11:43 PM
SINSULL 02 Jul 11 - 05:49 PM
jacqui.c 02 Jul 11 - 07:35 PM
ranger1 02 Jul 11 - 07:46 PM
JennyD 03 Jul 11 - 10:31 AM
maeve 03 Jul 11 - 10:33 AM
SINSULL 03 Jul 11 - 02:58 PM
SINSULL 04 Jul 11 - 01:31 PM
ChanteyLass 05 Jul 11 - 12:25 AM
maeve 05 Jul 11 - 04:54 PM
jacqui.c 08 Jul 11 - 03:02 PM
SINSULL 09 Jul 11 - 01:37 PM
maeve 10 Jul 11 - 10:12 PM
jacqui.c 11 Jul 11 - 07:15 AM
SINSULL 11 Jul 11 - 08:00 AM
JennyD 11 Jul 11 - 08:54 AM
Maryrrf 11 Jul 11 - 10:07 AM
SINSULL 11 Jul 11 - 12:43 PM
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Subject: Tony Bird in concert July 10 Portland ME
From: jacqui.c
Date: 14 Jun 11 - 04:44 PM

We have a new venue for house concerts - this one is in Portland, Maine and adds to the venues already provided by SINSULL and TRUBRIT.

Tony Bird will be performing - time to be announced once I have sorted out details.

This is what his agent sent to me when she suggested that we might book him.

Tony Bird was one of the first white African folk singers to come out of southern Africa, pre-dating Johnny Clegg and Paul Simon with his now historical song, "Sorry Africa." This eventually led to his being introduced by Pete Seeger at a Harvard University divestment concert against South African Apartheid.

Bird has resided in NYC since 1980 and has played the international folk circuit since the early '70s, including established folk festivals in England, Europe, Canada and the US. Originally pegged as a southern African folk singer upon his arrival to these shores, he has grown into a diverse and contemporary international songwriter of the times. Though his recordings feature other musicians, he's just as, if not more compelling as a current solo artist.

An informative Tony Bird fan website with a link to MP3s is www.mangotime.net.


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Subject: RE: Tony Bird in concert July 10 Portland ME
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 14 Jun 11 - 10:24 PM

You got him! Hooray! Enjoy!


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Subject: RE: Tony Bird in concert July 10 Portland ME
From: Little Hawk
Date: 14 Jun 11 - 11:43 PM

Tony Bird is great! I saw him in the late 80s at the Home County Folk Festival in London, Ontario.


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Subject: RE: Tony Bird in concert July 10 Portland ME
From: SINSULL
Date: 02 Jul 11 - 05:49 PM

REfresh
More details, Jacqui?
What does our hostess need - food, wine, chairs?????


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Subject: RE: Tony Bird in concert July 10 Portland ME
From: jacqui.c
Date: 02 Jul 11 - 07:35 PM

Sunday July 10th. Concert starts at 3.00pm. Pot luck desserts for the interval. Some beverages but you can bring your own if you wish.

I already have four people confirmed as coming.

PM me for the address and directions.

Mary - I'll let you know about chairs once we have an idea of numbers.


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Subject: RE: Tony Bird in concert July 10 Portland ME
From: ranger1
Date: 02 Jul 11 - 07:46 PM

I'm out. Have to work.


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Subject: RE: Tony Bird in concert July 10 Portland ME
From: JennyD
Date: 03 Jul 11 - 10:31 AM

We'd like to come Jacqui - where is the venue?


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Subject: RE: Tony Bird in concert July 10 Portland ME
From: maeve
Date: 03 Jul 11 - 10:33 AM

I'll send you a PM for directions, Jacqui. I'm hoping to be there.

Maeve


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Subject: RE: Tony Bird in concert July 10 Portland ME
From: SINSULL
Date: 03 Jul 11 - 02:58 PM

Not Saturday? I am confused.


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Subject: RE: Tony Bird in concert July 10 Portland ME
From: SINSULL
Date: 04 Jul 11 - 01:31 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Tony Bird in concert July 10 Portland ME
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 05 Jul 11 - 12:25 AM

Oh, and could somebody tell Tony that ChanteyLass from Stone Soup says hello? And Maeve, I hope you CAN make it, because he has good memories of you.


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Subject: RE: Tony Bird in concert July 10 Portland ME
From: maeve
Date: 05 Jul 11 - 04:54 PM

Thanks, ChanteyLass. If I manage to get there I'll be glad to pass along your greeting.


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Subject: RE: Tony Bird in concert July 10 Portland ME
From: jacqui.c
Date: 08 Jul 11 - 03:02 PM

Refresh.


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Subject: RE: Tony Bird in concert July 10 Portland ME
From: SINSULL
Date: 09 Jul 11 - 01:37 PM

To the top!


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Subject: RE: Tony Bird in concert July 10 Portland ME
From: maeve
Date: 10 Jul 11 - 10:12 PM

It's Mango time...

ChanteyLass, I have passed along your greetings via email, having forgotten to do so in person. I had skipped out on potato planting, so was hurrying to get back home.

Thank you to everyone involved for a wonderful afternoon. It's been a number of years since I had an opportunity harmonize to Tony's songs, and it brought back many happy memories. The hostess and house were charming, the music interesting and well performed, and the company excellent. Thanks to my TrueLove for making it possible for me to drive down.

Tomorrow it's back to the potato planting and house building; tonight was a welcome escape.

Maeve


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Subject: RE: Tony Bird in concert July 10 Portland ME
From: jacqui.c
Date: 11 Jul 11 - 07:15 AM

It was lovely to see you there Maeve and I am so glad that you enjoyed it so much.

Our new house concert hosts, Regi and Steve, have a beautiful home and made us all so welcome. I am very glad that their first concert went so well.

Tony's music was a real departure from our usual performers and an interesting insight into his childhood home in Malawi. Both he and his companion were impressed with the number of people attending - their NH venue the night before didn't reach the same number - we had about twenty people in all.


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Subject: RE: Tony Bird in concert July 10 Portland ME
From: SINSULL
Date: 11 Jul 11 - 08:00 AM

What a strange and wonderful afternoon of music. Tony's songs and delivery are a far cry from traditional New England folk. His African roots pervade his music. That said, the stories told were beautiful and universal. Rogue elephants, racial hatred, simple love stories. His tribute to Odetta is brilliant. Easy choruses.
Lovely harmonies from the back of the room.
Regi and Steve's home is beautiful and welcoming. They seemed to enjoy the event as much as their guests. I hope so. It was a thoroughly enjoyable performance.


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Subject: RE: Tony Bird in concert July 10 Portland ME
From: JennyD
Date: 11 Jul 11 - 08:54 AM

Interesting and different, I thought. I enjoyed singing along with the choruses.


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Subject: RE: Tony Bird in concert July 10 Portland ME
From: Maryrrf
Date: 11 Jul 11 - 10:07 AM

I sure wish I lived closer to the Maniacs - I really enjoyed the house concert that I did there along with Tom Martin, and I wish I could attend some of the wonderful events that they organize. What a magnificent bunch you all are!


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Subject: RE: Tony Bird in concert July 10 Portland ME
From: SINSULL
Date: 11 Jul 11 - 12:43 PM

Move to Maine, Mary. There's still room.


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