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Black Diamond Folk Club's 50 years

Desred 20 Mar 14 - 01:00 PM
Brian Peters 20 Mar 14 - 01:10 PM
Mr Happy 20 Mar 14 - 01:26 PM
GUEST,surreysinger sans cookie 20 Mar 14 - 04:21 PM
GUEST,Guest Dick Miles 20 Mar 14 - 05:37 PM
Les in Chorlton 21 Mar 14 - 02:44 PM
Mr Happy 22 Mar 14 - 07:09 AM
meself 22 Mar 14 - 10:41 AM
RoyH (Burl) 22 Mar 14 - 11:06 AM
GUEST,Paul Ryan 23 Mar 14 - 08:25 AM
treewind 23 Mar 14 - 10:03 AM
GUEST 30 Apr 14 - 09:57 AM
Jamie McC 19 May 14 - 03:54 PM
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Subject: Black Diamond Folk Club's 50 years
From: Desred
Date: 20 Mar 14 - 01:00 PM

Starting as The Macdonalds Folk Song Club in 1964 and now known as The Black Diamond Folk Club, this highly respected club is fast approaching its celebration weekend on the weekend of 16-18 May. 17 changes of venue, including one as recently as last October, have not prevented it from still being one of the finest tradtional song clubs in the country.

If you used to go to the club, or appeared as an artist, and wish to share your memories then please do so. We'd love to hear from you.

Details of our 50th anniversary celebrations, a full history and much more can be found at www.blackdiamondfolkclub.org.uk. Tickets have all gone for the Friday concert with Pete Coe, a former club resident, but remain available for the Saturday's 2 fine concerts and buffet, while a singaround on Sunday is free.


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Subject: RE: Black Diamond Folk Club's 50 years
From: Brian Peters
Date: 20 Mar 14 - 01:10 PM

Really looking forward to celebrating with one of the very best clubs in the country.

The Saturday concerts are displaying oddly in my browser - I can only see part of the window that opens.

Brian


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Subject: RE: Black Diamond Folk Club's 50 years
From: Mr Happy
Date: 20 Mar 14 - 01:26 PM

http://blackdiamondfolkclub.org.uk/


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Subject: RE: Black Diamond Folk Club's 50 years
From: GUEST,surreysinger sans cookie
Date: 20 Mar 14 - 04:21 PM

I have very fond memories of the gig that Ralphie Jordan and I played at the club in 2009 when we presented our show about Lucy Broadwood. After an horrendous journey up through thunderstorms we had such a warm and friendly reception that it made the ghastly journey well worth it. Congratulations on the anniversary. Had hoped to come up for it,but it now looks unlikely.


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Subject: RE: Black Diamond Folk Club's 50 years
From: GUEST,Guest Dick Miles
Date: 20 Mar 14 - 05:37 PM

I played the club twice.
Congratulations on 50 years.


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Subject: RE: Black Diamond Folk Club's 50 years
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 21 Mar 14 - 02:44 PM

Not the Black Diamonds in Chester then?


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Subject: RE: Black Diamond Folk Club's 50 years
From: Mr Happy
Date: 22 Mar 14 - 07:09 AM

No, but coincidentally, I did run into John Finnan on Wednesday at the funeral of a mutual friend


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Subject: RE: Black Diamond Folk Club's 50 years
From: meself
Date: 22 Mar 14 - 10:41 AM

Not Black Diamond in Alberta then?


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Subject: RE: Black Diamond Folk Club's 50 years
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 22 Mar 14 - 11:06 AM

I've had some great gigs there too. Not so great for the club funds though. I bekieve they lost money every time. Sorry Black Diamond! But congratulations , 50 yeas is a terrific record. Here's to even more.


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Subject: RE: Black Diamond Folk Club's 50 years
From: GUEST,Paul Ryan
Date: 23 Mar 14 - 08:25 AM

Hi Roy it is swings and roundabouts with guest fees but we enjoyed every night you performed at many venues we had over the years and the memories are priceless.


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Subject: RE: Black Diamond Folk Club's 50 years
From: treewind
Date: 23 Mar 14 - 10:03 AM

Mary and I are very honoured to be part of the celebrations, and I was already looking forward to seeing Brian Peters, but looking at the site now, I'm delighted to see all the other performers who are coming - what a party this is going to be!


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Subject: RE: Black Diamond Folk Club's 50 years
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Apr 14 - 09:57 AM

Wow, all those guests - and cake too!


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Subject: RE: Black Diamond Folk Club's 50 years
From: Jamie McC
Date: 19 May 14 - 03:54 PM

A fantastic weekend of celebration for the Black Diamond's 50th. From Pete Coe's gig on Friday through the big event on Saturday, featuring Brian Peters, Major Mustard, Mary Humphreys & Anahata, John Conolly, and the Teacups to an almighty singers' session on Sunday, it was all superb stuff and a testament to the enduring quality of this fine club. As a relative newcomer, I felt privileged to see and hear so many names from throughout the club's history popping up to contribute a song or two. The club is clearly held in great affection by many people, and rightly so.

A big thanks to Phil, Paul and the whole committee for organising such a splendid event.

Oh, and the cake was great too! (as was all the food over the weekend)


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