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my new song about Lancashire

Big Al Whittle 12 Mar 12 - 09:14 PM
Big Al Whittle 12 Mar 12 - 09:16 PM
Will Fly 13 Mar 12 - 05:16 AM
Big Al Whittle 13 Mar 12 - 05:42 AM
YorkshireYankee 13 Mar 12 - 10:07 AM
Big Al Whittle 13 Mar 12 - 10:40 AM
GUEST,loki 13 Mar 12 - 10:59 AM
Dave the Gnome 13 Mar 12 - 05:18 PM
Big Al Whittle 13 Mar 12 - 05:43 PM
Dave the Gnome 13 Mar 12 - 06:07 PM
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Subject: my new song about Lancashire
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 12 Mar 12 - 09:14 PM

Here is my new song , Red Rose Summer. I wrote it after attending the Folkus weekend at Waddow Hall near Clitheroe.

Best wishes to everybody who was there at the weekend and all lovers of the County of Lancashire - even the bits that aren't called Lancashire nowadays.

http://www.bigalwhittle.co.uk/id63.html

Hope you like it!

al


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Subject: RE: my new song about Lancashire
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 12 Mar 12 - 09:16 PM

PS I registered this with cd baby - so it can be got as a digital download!


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Subject: RE: my new song about Lancashire
From: Will Fly
Date: 13 Mar 12 - 05:16 AM

Big Al Whittle - the New Clitheroe Kid! Well done, Al, I enjoyed it very much.

Mixed feelings for Lancashire for me. Though all of my father's family, as far as I can tell, came from the Blackrod area - as far as back as I can trace, which is 17th century - and though I was born in Chorley, lived in Horwich and went to school in Bolton, the Lancashire years were a comparatively small part of my life. We lived in Horwich from 1944 to 1945 and then from 1951 to 57, followed by years in Lancaster from 1957 to 1968 - eighteen years in all, out of sixty eight years so far...

So, the roots are there, but the branches have wandered all over the show. I do have vivid memories of spending annual weeks at Blackpool boarding houses. All of our small town's industry would close up for a week - the paper mill, the locomotive works, the ceramic works - and you'd find yourself in a Blackpool B&B, right next door to your neighbours in another B&B!

And summers were spent wandering around Rivington Pike. When we moved to Lancaster, Morecambe Bay and the Lakes took over as the leisure centres - late teen years spent fell walking and staying in Youth Hostels.

But - do you know - I'd never go back there to live.


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Subject: RE: my new song about Lancashire
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 13 Mar 12 - 05:42 AM

Thanks Will - from a great guitarist like yourself - that is very heartening.


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Subject: RE: my new song about Lancashire
From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 13 Mar 12 - 10:07 AM

Hi Al,

Clicked on the link & read your blog entry -- but don't see how to listen to the song... am I missing something?


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Subject: RE: my new song about Lancashire
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 13 Mar 12 - 10:40 AM

should be playing when you click on it


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Subject: RE: my new song about Lancashire
From: GUEST,loki
Date: 13 Mar 12 - 10:59 AM

works fine


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Subject: RE: my new song about Lancashire
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 13 Mar 12 - 05:18 PM

Very nice, Al. You could do with some coaching in Lancy though - I reckon you've been away too long :-) And Clithroe is too near Yorkshire for my tastes...

:D tG


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Subject: RE: my new song about Lancashire
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 13 Mar 12 - 05:43 PM

Truth is, I was struggling too much with the guitar part to get the diction right!


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Subject: RE: my new song about Lancashire
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 13 Mar 12 - 06:07 PM

I guess either Derek Stanton or Keith Scowcroft will be there next time? Just get them to do a voice over :-) The guitar sounded quite Lancy anyway so I wouldn;t worry about that :-P

D.


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