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Review: Pearl O'Neill

GUEST,Admiral 26 Oct 12 - 04:57 PM
nutty 26 Oct 12 - 06:25 PM
GUEST 26 Oct 12 - 06:33 PM
Elmore 26 Oct 12 - 07:28 PM
Herga Kitty 27 Oct 12 - 03:56 AM
My guru always said 27 Oct 12 - 04:23 AM
RoyH (Burl) 27 Oct 12 - 04:34 AM
George Papavgeris 27 Oct 12 - 05:58 AM
The Sandman 27 Oct 12 - 07:35 AM
GUEST,Mrs Admiral 27 Oct 12 - 09:34 AM
The Sandman 27 Oct 12 - 10:55 AM
Mary Humphreys 27 Oct 12 - 12:03 PM
Hesk 27 Oct 12 - 01:09 PM
Herga Kitty 27 Oct 12 - 01:57 PM
GUEST,Mrs Admiral 28 Oct 12 - 05:43 AM
Leadfingers 28 Oct 12 - 06:36 AM
The Sandman 28 Oct 12 - 06:39 AM
RoyH (Burl) 28 Oct 12 - 08:52 AM
nutty 28 Oct 12 - 12:14 PM
The Sandman 28 Oct 12 - 01:27 PM
GUEST,Fyldeplayer 28 Oct 12 - 02:06 PM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 28 Oct 12 - 02:06 PM
nutty 28 Oct 12 - 05:03 PM
GUEST,Mrs Admiral 02 Nov 12 - 04:09 PM
The Sandman 02 Nov 12 - 05:07 PM
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Subject: Review: Pearl O'Neill
From: GUEST,Admiral
Date: 26 Oct 12 - 04:57 PM

Hi Friends
I have taken this chance to hopefully post to those on mudcat, as I'm not on facebook to announce that I will be singing for the last time at Maidenhead on 14th March 2013. Nothing will change with the bookings for the club, all enquires to me please.
Also as an advance warning our song competition will be on held on 28th March 2013.


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Subject: RE: Review: Pearl O'Neill
From: nutty
Date: 26 Oct 12 - 06:25 PM

I'm slightly confused - is it Pearl or Tony who is posting this?


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Subject: RE: Review: Pearl O'Neill
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Oct 12 - 06:33 PM

Eh? Last time? Shurely shome mistake? BUT you ARE Maidenhead! More info, please, Tony. Say it ain't so.


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Subject: RE: Review: Pearl O'Neill
From: Elmore
Date: 26 Oct 12 - 07:28 PM

What means This?


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Subject: RE: Review: Pearl O'Neill
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 27 Oct 12 - 03:56 AM

I think this is an announcement from Mrs Admiral Pearl, as indicated in the thread title, because Tony is on Facebook - and has created the Maidenhead Folk Club Facebook Group - and because it's Pearl who arranges club bookings!

It's sad news, anyway - hope you can be persuaded to change your mind, Pearl....

Kitty
xx


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Subject: RE: Review: Pearl O'Neill
From: My guru always said
Date: 27 Oct 12 - 04:23 AM

Yes, sad news indeed! A sort of retirement perhaps?


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Subject: RE: Review: Pearl O'Neill
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 27 Oct 12 - 04:34 AM

Please don't give up singing Pearl. You are a true and honest singer and we need as many of those as we can find. Unless there is some irrevocable reason why you must stop, such as illness perhaps, do reconsider. Maidenhead, and the rest of us need you. ROY.


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Subject: RE: Review: Pearl O'Neill
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 27 Oct 12 - 05:58 AM

Always sad when a voice is silenced, and twice as sad when it is someone's who, like Pearl, has given so much to the music we love. Lots of hugs and love from us both.


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Subject: RE: Review: Pearl O'Neill
From: The Sandman
Date: 27 Oct 12 - 07:35 AM

I do not understand this, I agree with Roy Harris.
I was at Maidenhead on thursday andPearl was singing clearly and well in the choruses.Dick Miles


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Subject: RE: Review: Pearl O'Neill
From: GUEST,Mrs Admiral
Date: 27 Oct 12 - 09:34 AM

Thank you Kitty for answering the questions regarding who posted this thread, as you can see I'm obviously not very good at Technology!
Thank you all for your lovely comments - I am in tears Roy.

Tony asked me not to post this thread, but it has been a struggle to put any time aside to learn any new songs, and I will always be the first to stand down at the club although the compere's encourage me not to.

It just means I will no longer be under any pressure to sing, but will of course still be joining in with the choruses with gusto.

It has been a policy of mine to get the commitee members at the Club to do either a booking or feature, it is now my time so the 14th March will be my booking. Go out with a bang as it were.


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Subject: RE: Review: Pearl O'Neill
From: The Sandman
Date: 27 Oct 12 - 10:55 AM

Pearl,you have not had time recently to learn new songs, so what, that is not a good reason to give up singing[imo].


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Subject: RE: Review: Pearl O'Neill
From: Mary Humphreys
Date: 27 Oct 12 - 12:03 PM

Pearl - never mind that you don't have any new songs. Think of all the old boys & girls who only had a finite repertoire and were still highly prized, like you are. Don't ever say you won't be singing solo again! I will look forward to hearing you again sometime in the future. Much love, Mary


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Subject: RE: Review: Pearl O'Neill
From: Hesk
Date: 27 Oct 12 - 01:09 PM

I just can't imagine the singarounds at The White Horse Festival without you Pearl. You were at your most confident ever this year. Your humour and ability to communicate with an audience is second to none.
If the problem is that you need to learn some new songs, or that you believe others think that, why not learn one new song a year. It can be quite good fun, even though it seems to take ages.
You must have done this in the past, so why not again. In the meantime, keep cuddling!!

Love H.


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Subject: RE: Review: Pearl O'Neill
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 27 Oct 12 - 01:57 PM

Not being under pressure to sing can mean you might actually feel you want to - I hope you will when the mood takes you!

Love and hugs

Kitty
xx


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Subject: RE: Review: Pearl O'Neill
From: GUEST,Mrs Admiral
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 05:43 AM

Thank you Hesk - just to reassure you that I will always be in the singarounds at The White Horse Festival - I wouldn't miss it.
That also goes for Chippenham and other festival we visit.
Thank you again for all the encouragement,
Love
Pearl x


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Subject: RE: Review: Pearl O'Neill
From: Leadfingers
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 06:36 AM

When I resigned from The Comittee at Uxbridge , I hadnt learnt a new song for a couple of months and had hardly been 'Out' singing for a similar time .
In the first two weeks of 'freedom' I learnt two new songs and visited three new clubs !!

May happen the same way for you when the pressure is off .


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Subject: RE: Review: Pearl O'Neill
From: The Sandman
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 06:39 AM

Pearl, go back to your early songs, ones that you may have not been singing for a few years, those always come back quicker, and if you have not sung for a few years, they are in effect new songs.


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Subject: RE: Review: Pearl O'Neill
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 08:52 AM

The Good Soldier sends good advice. A few years ago when feeling 'dried up' regarding new songs I deliberatly looked at old set lists, books, listened to old records,anything that would remind me of things I sang long before. To my surprise some of those songs came up fresh as a daisy, as good as new. I found things in them that I hadn't before. This was because I had gained experience and was a much better singer, with more understanding of lyrics that I had 'long before'. Nowadays I don't worry how old a song is, I'll sing what I want to, and in consequence I find genuinely new songs coming in as well as the re-treads. Just enjoy singing Pearl. You can do it. ROY.


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Subject: RE: Review: Pearl O'Neill
From: nutty
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 12:14 PM

Roy is right Pearl .... singing must be an enjoyable experience and I know for you it is just that. More importantly - your singing gives other people a lot of enjoyment - well it always has for me.

There are a number of reasons why you may not be enjoying singing at this particular moment and the prime reason tends to be for most people (of a certain age) is that they can't remember the words.

I am a great believer in using a crib or song book to overcome this - it helps enormously with the confidence and allows me to enjoy singing the songs I enjoy singing, without worrying that I am going to make a total fool of myself.

Also the experience of writing a song onto a crib sheet or note book tends to clarify the words - making them easier to remember. Don't worry if others are scornful of the practise - just remember they're day will come.( if they live that long)


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Subject: RE: Review: Pearl O'Neill
From: The Sandman
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 01:27 PM

I do not agree, Nutty.


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Subject: RE: Review: Pearl O'Neill
From: GUEST,Fyldeplayer
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 02:06 PM

Sad news, your singing is the 'blood' of the club.

Alison and I send hugs and positive thoughts.

Hey, it's prob just a phase, we have both had dry patches

Much love D & A


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Subject: RE: Review: Pearl O'Neill
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 02:06 PM

Pearl - You have the gift of reaching people directly when you sing. You shouldn't give it up lightly.

Love
Mick


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Subject: RE: Review: Pearl O'Neill
From: nutty
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 05:03 PM

Exactly what do you not agree with Dick ????


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Subject: RE: Review: Pearl O'Neill
From: GUEST,Mrs Admiral
Date: 02 Nov 12 - 04:09 PM

I would personally like to thank those who have gone before with their encouragement. Your words have helped so much.

Tonight I will show Tony the thread I have posted, it has been a difficult week for all sorts of reasons, and somehow those people who knew about the post and spoke to me last night, were not in Tony's earshot.

I had an offer to help out with the 14th March last night, and it was my intention to say it would be Pearl O'Neill with friends amazing that anyone would want to!!

Kitty - I think you know where I am in a nutshell but it was ever thus, Dick & my lovely Roy - I take note of what you say, and I will take heart and see if that helps - although I think I'm still singing them 'old songs'.

Hazel - you are quite right - but because I wanted to 'update' I have sung with the words for a while. However I now have a wonderful wealth of material thanks to you and I think you will be in the middle of the 14th March.

Mary - always an inspiration to me, and far too long since you have both been at the club!!

Finally and no names will ever be mentioned, I believe I no longer sing in those high keys, and the comments have not been behind the decision.

Love and happy singing
Pearl xx


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Subject: RE: Review: Pearl O'Neill
From: The Sandman
Date: 02 Nov 12 - 05:07 PM

"I am a great believer in using a crib or song book to overcome this - it helps enormously with the confidence and allows me to enjoy singing the songs I enjoy singing, without worrying that I am going to make a total fool of myself"
the above, Nutty.
performing[imo] is partly about learning to ad lib,I also think that it is rare for performers to perform as well with a crib sheet,as without it, trained actors can sometimes do it, but most people do not., only my opinion nothing worth falling out about.


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