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Dave Hillery

GUEST,matt milton 14 May 15 - 09:16 PM
The Sandman 15 May 15 - 01:57 AM
Jim Carroll 15 May 15 - 02:46 AM
Richard Mellish 15 May 15 - 03:48 AM
GUEST,Mike Yates 15 May 15 - 04:06 AM
GUEST,Derek Schofield 15 May 15 - 07:21 AM
GUEST,matt milton 15 May 15 - 11:43 AM
Steve Gardham 15 May 15 - 03:14 PM
GUEST 01 Jun 16 - 03:46 PM
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Subject: Dave Hillery info?
From: GUEST,matt milton
Date: 14 May 15 - 09:16 PM

One of the latest Topic reissues is 'Trans Penine', by Harry Boardman and Dave Hillery. I'm enjoying listening to it a lot. But while I'd heard of Harry Boardman before, I'd never heard of Dave Hillery. And, if I'm honest, it's the songs that Dave sings on this album that initially caught my ear, which I like the most. He's got a very appealing 'everyman' sort of voice, no mannerisms, very honest

Can anyone tell me if he recorded any other albums, or any more about the bloke? Rooting around the internet is only telling me about the Trans Penine album.


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Subject: RE: Dave Hillery
From: The Sandman
Date: 15 May 15 - 01:57 AM

try contacting Brian Peters, I believe he may have been a resident at the unicorn folk club manchester, the club Harry ran.
I am sure he was a friend of Harrys,although i do not rember him being there when i guested at Harrys club, although the title suggests he lived in west yorkshire


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Subject: RE: Dave Hillery
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 15 May 15 - 02:46 AM

Dave was one of my early influences when I first became in folk song proper in the 60s.
I used to travel from Liverpool to Manchester (by thumb up the East Lancashire Road), most Friday nights to attend the Wayfarers Club at The Pack Horse in Manchester, run by Terry Whelan and Harry Boardman, along with Dave, Tom Gilfellon (bolh of whom were students at Man. Uni) and a magical woman singer named Terry Griffiths - hooked from then on.
Met him several times over the years and passed on some field recordings when he was doing a project on field singers.
I think he was in the Leeds area, and had a place in Whitby and was associated with the Festival there.
Good days
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Dave Hillery
From: Richard Mellish
Date: 15 May 15 - 03:48 AM

> One of the latest Topic reissues is 'Trans Penine', by Harry Boardman and Dave Hillery.<

I've just looked on the Topic website and I can't find it. The Artist A-Z index has only one item for Harry Boardman (Deep Lancashire) and none for Dave Hillery.


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Subject: RE: Dave Hillery
From: GUEST,Mike Yates
Date: 15 May 15 - 04:06 AM

I spoke to Dave some years ago when he was living in Durham. He was working on his PhD, to do with traditional song & singing, and I believe that, having obtained his doctorate, he became a University lecturer somewhere in the North-east.


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Subject: RE: Dave Hillery
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield
Date: 15 May 15 - 07:21 AM

Like Jim Carroll, I was greatly influenced by the music I heard at Harry Boardman's folk club - by 1969-70, it had moved to Failsworth, but then moved back into Manchester city centre. Harry, Dave, Terry and the embryonic Canny Fettle. Last I heard, Dave was definitely in Durham, but not sure about the university lectureship ... in an case, he'd be retired by now. You can find his doctoral thesis on line.
Derek


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Subject: RE: Dave Hillery
From: GUEST,matt milton
Date: 15 May 15 - 11:43 AM

Richard - sorry, when I say reissues I just mean digital releases. Have a look on Spotify or iTunes or emusic.

I think Topic's MP3 reissue programme is a long way ahead of any info it puts up on its website. (And I'd rather that it was that way round).

Another Topic album I've recently been enjoying in digital format is the Bonny Green Tree by John Reilly.


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Subject: RE: Dave Hillery
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 15 May 15 - 03:14 PM

Dave did a lot of recording of source singers in the York and Whitby areas. I have contact details if you really want them. (PM me)


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Subject: RE: Dave Hillery
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Jun 16 - 03:46 PM

I knew Harry and Terry and Dave Hillary for the Wayfarer club 65-66.
Dave knew a song called The Lyke wake dirge which I was very taken with.
My daughter was 40 last year and had her"Do" at the Pack horse on Bridge street in the very same room that the wayfarer club would meet. A very different venue from the mid 60's.


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