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Nick Dow SE London gig Frid 12 June

GUEST,The Goose Is Out! 12 May 15 - 05:46 AM
GUEST,Dave the Gnome 12 May 15 - 07:52 AM
MoorleyMan 12 May 15 - 10:31 AM
GUEST 12 May 15 - 12:08 PM
The Sandman 13 May 15 - 08:54 AM
GUEST 13 May 15 - 02:41 PM
The Sandman 13 May 15 - 04:17 PM
GUEST,The Goose Is Out! 18 May 15 - 08:55 AM
GUEST,The Goose Is Out! 19 May 15 - 05:50 PM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 20 May 15 - 07:47 AM
GUEST,Nick Dow 25 May 15 - 07:54 AM
The Sandman 25 May 15 - 05:06 PM
GeoffLawes 26 May 15 - 07:10 AM
GeoffLawes 26 May 15 - 07:14 AM
GUEST,Nick Dow 30 May 15 - 02:27 PM
GUEST,The Goose Is Out! 02 Jun 15 - 01:27 PM
GUEST,Nick Dow 03 Jun 15 - 09:55 AM
GUEST,The Goose Is Out! 08 Jun 15 - 08:06 AM
GUEST,Nick Dow 08 Jun 15 - 08:43 AM
GUEST,The Goose Is Out! 08 Jun 15 - 09:22 AM
GUEST,Nick Dow 08 Jun 15 - 10:01 AM
The Sandman 08 Jun 15 - 12:34 PM
GUEST,Nick Dow 08 Jun 15 - 01:18 PM
Sarah the flute 08 Jun 15 - 06:13 PM
GUEST,Nick Dow 08 Jun 15 - 07:42 PM
The Sandman 09 Jun 15 - 07:35 PM
GUEST,Dulwich Dave 11 Jun 15 - 09:55 AM
Dave the Gnome 11 Jun 15 - 11:14 AM
GUEST,Nick Dow 13 Jun 15 - 02:41 PM
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Subject: Nick Dow SE London gig Frid 12 June
From: GUEST,The Goose Is Out!
Date: 12 May 15 - 05:46 AM

Nick Dow: The Goose Is Out! Friday 12 June. The Old Nun's Head 15 Nunhead Green SE15 3QQ. 7.45PM/ £7.

Floorspots welcome

Nick Dow has been singing traditional Folk Songs for over Forty years. He has had a big influence on the Folk scene and most recently award winning English Folk Musician Jim Moray has quoted Nick as an influence singing two songs from his repertoire and including one {Seven Long Years} on his latest album 'Skulk'

Nick is an acknowledged expert on West Country Folk Songs and together with his wife Mally ,has collected over 300 songs in Dorset, and also found singers in Lancashire and Essex

He has also made recordings of Gypsy Singers some of which have been included on Topic Records series 'The Voice of the People'

Nick Dow has returned to the Folk Scene after a long absence. He spent several years building up his business of Signwriting and building and restoring Gypsy Wagons.

Nick has lived an amazing life. From a rough childhood in South London, he has lived on his wits since he left home at eighteen; travelling half way round the world, living on the road with the Travelling Folk and learning their songs, working as a TV and Film Extra, broadcaster, Narrowboat painter, writer, Folklorist, Guitar Teacher and General Dealer.

Every song Nick sings has a story attached to it, and his gigs are as informative as they are entertaining.

Nick and Mally now live happily in East Lancashire surrounded by Moorland and Fells.


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow
From: GUEST,Dave the Gnome
Date: 12 May 15 - 07:52 AM

You forgot to mention he is also a thoroughly nice chap and so approachable :-) You will have a grand evening.


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 12 May 15 - 10:31 AM

I'll happily endorse that - Nick's also getting to be a most welcome regular supporter of our monthly Just Voices singers' session at Birstall. He is not only a very fine singer but also indeed a thoroughly nice chap. Enjoy!


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow SE London gig Frid 12 June
From: GUEST
Date: 12 May 15 - 12:08 PM

Yes - we're very much looking forward to it - not met him yet, but he certainly comes across as a very nice chap :)


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow SE London gig Frid 12 June
From: The Sandman
Date: 13 May 15 - 08:54 AM

a nice chap, along with all the other jolly nice chaps on the folk scene and of course we must not forget all the nice chappesses, there are alot of nice chapesses and all the nice gnomes both male and female.


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow SE London gig Frid 12 June
From: GUEST
Date: 13 May 15 - 02:41 PM

WTF????


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow SE London gig Frid 12 June
From: The Sandman
Date: 13 May 15 - 04:17 PM

wtf indeed anonymousfellow,nick is a nice chap


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow SE London gig Frid 12 June
From: GUEST,The Goose Is Out!
Date: 18 May 15 - 08:55 AM

has some excellent clips on youtube :)


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow SE London gig Frid 12 June
From: GUEST,The Goose Is Out!
Date: 19 May 15 - 05:50 PM

We're doing well here - don't usually get so many responses to any of our threads - apart from one time when we had Dick Gaughan coming to play , and some bloke came on wingeing about the fact that our gig was in South East London, and why couldn't we have more gigs in central London just for his benefit! by the way Dick Gaughan is back on the 29th and it's sold out - I doubt he bought a ticket.


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow SE London gig Frid 12 June
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 20 May 15 - 07:47 AM

Recently made a memorable return to us, (Bothy, Southport) after many decades!!!! Fine evening, immensely knowledgeable man, impressive guitar player - his heart's in the right place, - I think it's on his sleeve!


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow SE London gig Frid 12 June
From: GUEST,Nick Dow
Date: 25 May 15 - 07:54 AM

I thought I would throw modesty and caution to the wind and post the current review to my 'Unaccompanied' CD from English Dance and Song. If it helps Sue get a few more seats filled on the 12th all the better. I'll be there in good time as long as I can get my head through the door....
Nick


Unaccompanied
Nick Dow
Old House Music, OHM807

The new Nick Dow album includes two fairly big surprises. The first is that, if you don't know Nick Dow's singing, on hearing this CD, you could be forgiven for being amazed that you haven't heard much more of him over the years. He's seriously good. The thing you probably won't forget is his voice, which is a warm and generous toned instrument that makes me think of butter melting into a slice of hot toast made of the most flavoursome brown bread you can find. Your image might be different, but no doubt you'll get the gist of what I'm saying.
More than that, Nick has done his homework properly, learning and collecting songs from Dorset and Lancashire, and from the Gypsy community, with which he has also worked extensively.Sure, some traddies prefer rougher voices, but in a fair and reasonable world, that smooth and pleasant quality should make him more marketable.
The second surprise is for folks who know his accompanied singing, for although he's a gifted and seasoned guitarist, Nick has left his strings and frets to one side for the whole of this recording. This is a fine collection of songs among them interesting variations of songs you've likely heard before. Some have interesting scales that would defeat a singer with a lesser ear, and the occasional decorations are beautifully articulated.
There's even the occasional well-aimed and appropriate chuckle, which is a damned hard thing to pull off. So what are Unaccompanied's great songs? Of the well-known ones, 'The Light Horseman'(which he calls 'Pity a Lover') stands out,as does 'The Factory Girl'. I don't recall hearing the wonderfully dramatic 'The Hare's Lament' before, and I really like the resignation of 'The Cruel Wars' and the torrid intensity of' One Night As I Lay On My Bed'.
My only complaint about the whole thing is the unusually short time between each track, which doesn't give you the few seconds most of us probably need to digest the previous song.
Gavin Atkin


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow SE London gig Frid 12 June
From: The Sandman
Date: 25 May 15 - 05:06 PM

an excellent review


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow SE London gig Frid 12 June
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 26 May 15 - 07:10 AM

Nick Dow is also booked for Whitby Folk Week in August as you can see here:
http://www.whitbyfolk.co.uk/concert-artists/nick-dow


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow SE London gig Frid 12 June
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 26 May 15 - 07:14 AM

OR EVEN BETTER HERE


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow SE London gig Frid 12 June
From: GUEST,Nick Dow
Date: 30 May 15 - 02:27 PM

Got a nice Email from some old pals who used to go to the London Clubs. They will be coming on the 12th. I'm looking forward to this one.


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow SE London gig Frid 12 June
From: GUEST,The Goose Is Out!
Date: 02 Jun 15 - 01:27 PM

Hi Nick, Nygel here, we're very much looking forward to having you on the 12th - see you soon.


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow SE London gig Frid 12 June
From: GUEST,Nick Dow
Date: 03 Jun 15 - 09:55 AM

I met an old regular from The Bird in Hand Folk Club Forest Hill the other day. Anybody still around from the old Catford or Dingles Folk Club days. Please come down and say hallo if you are.


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow SE London gig Frid 12 June
From: GUEST,The Goose Is Out!
Date: 08 Jun 15 - 08:06 AM

Hi everyone, just thought I'd put this at the top of the page again.
Nick will be with us this Friday - hope to see some of you there.


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow SE London gig Frid 12 June
From: GUEST,Nick Dow
Date: 08 Jun 15 - 08:43 AM

I think the South London press has picked up on this gig. Ronnie Wood and my restoration of his Gypsy Wagon seems to have caught their interest. I've sent them photos any way. Waggons Roll for Friday.


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow SE London gig Frid 12 June
From: GUEST,The Goose Is Out!
Date: 08 Jun 15 - 09:22 AM

Excellent - I'll have to get a copy :)


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow SE London gig Frid 12 June
From: GUEST,Nick Dow
Date: 08 Jun 15 - 10:01 AM

They can't be any worse than the 'Sun' who spelt my name wrong. There's only three letters in it. {By the way they also got the wrong wagon the wrong horse the wrong date the wrong price and published the report under the headline 'Rolling Homes' ...nuff said!}


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow SE London gig Frid 12 June
From: The Sandman
Date: 08 Jun 15 - 12:34 PM

well nick, i remember you from those days ,i am still around , but i am the other side of tipperrary , which is a long way from london se, as you know. your old mate dick now


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow SE London gig Frid 12 June
From: GUEST,Nick Dow
Date: 08 Jun 15 - 01:18 PM

The last person to call me that was my old mate Martyn windup Read, you're in good company then. No doubt we will find each other at a festival somewhere.


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow SE London gig Frid 12 June
From: Sarah the flute
Date: 08 Jun 15 - 06:13 PM

All of us in Morrigan would have loved to have come and supported you. We enjoyed your sets in Tenterden last year and Chris H and Ros remember you from the old folk club days. Sadly we can't be there as we have been offered a slot at Music Traditions club that evening.


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow SE London gig Frid 12 June
From: GUEST,Nick Dow
Date: 08 Jun 15 - 07:42 PM

God bless you! Have a good night.


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow SE London gig Frid 12 June
From: The Sandman
Date: 09 Jun 15 - 07:35 PM

god bless you too, said tiny tim


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow SE London gig Frid 12 June
From: GUEST,Dulwich Dave
Date: 11 Jun 15 - 09:55 AM

must try and come along to this!


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow SE London gig Frid 12 June
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 11 Jun 15 - 11:14 AM

Good luck, Nick. Not that you will need it!

:D


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow SE London gig Frid 12 June
From: GUEST,Nick Dow
Date: 13 Jun 15 - 02:41 PM

I enjoyed every second of the gig at the Goose. Thanks to all who came, and it was great to see some old pals. All the best to the club.


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