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the famousest nonfolkie in your folkclub

Big Al Whittle 13 Feb 17 - 11:13 AM
Leadfingers 13 Feb 17 - 11:22 AM
Steve Shaw 13 Feb 17 - 11:24 AM
Will Fly 13 Feb 17 - 11:29 AM
Raggytash 13 Feb 17 - 11:37 AM
Will Fly 13 Feb 17 - 11:46 AM
GUEST,Mike Yates 13 Feb 17 - 12:16 PM
The Sandman 13 Feb 17 - 02:16 PM
punkfolkrocker 13 Feb 17 - 02:32 PM
GUEST 13 Feb 17 - 02:41 PM
Big Al Whittle 13 Feb 17 - 02:59 PM
Dave Hanson 13 Feb 17 - 02:59 PM
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Big Al Whittle 13 Feb 17 - 04:59 PM
Steve Gardham 13 Feb 17 - 05:27 PM
Big Al Whittle 13 Feb 17 - 05:45 PM
Banjo-Flower 14 Feb 17 - 06:43 AM
GUEST,The Goose is Out! 14 Feb 17 - 08:32 AM
GUEST,Ray 14 Feb 17 - 08:43 AM
Jack Campin 14 Feb 17 - 10:21 AM
GUEST,Andy7 14 Feb 17 - 10:49 AM
GUEST,The Goose is Out! 14 Feb 17 - 11:57 AM
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Subject: the famousest nonfolkie in your folkclub
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 13 Feb 17 - 11:13 AM

The actor Timothy West came to our folk club at The sailors return in Weymouth.


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Subject: RE: the famousest nonfolkie in your folkclub
From: Leadfingers
Date: 13 Feb 17 - 11:22 AM

I bet he knows a few canal songs !!


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Subject: RE: the famousest nonfolkie in your folkclub
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 13 Feb 17 - 11:24 AM

Kirstie Allsopp came to our pub session once. Give me Timothy West any day.


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Subject: RE: the famousest nonfolkie in your folkclub
From: Will Fly
Date: 13 Feb 17 - 11:29 AM

The actor Peter Vaughan used to look on at the odd session at his local - the Black Horse at Mannings Heath - in West Sussex. Alas, both actor and pub are no longer with us - he died and the pub shut up shop.

One frequent watcher of our 1970s jug band performances (not a folk club) in the bar of the Redan pub in Queensway, W2, was actor Tom Baker - wearing exactly the same clothes as he wore in Doctor Who! A nice friendly chap who bought the band pints from time to time.


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Subject: RE: the famousest nonfolkie in your folkclub
From: Raggytash
Date: 13 Feb 17 - 11:37 AM

I saw Gordon McQueen the former Manchester United (and Scotland?) footballer at a concert at Saltburn Folk Festival once.


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Subject: RE: the famousest nonfolkie in your folkclub
From: Will Fly
Date: 13 Feb 17 - 11:46 AM

A few years ago our ceilidh band did a 70th birthday dance at a local village hall. The principal organiser was the birthday lady's nephew - some chap called Kevin Whately. Another good bloke - danced his socks off and came and chatted to the band afterwards. I believe he started off as a folk performer in the north-east.


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Subject: RE: the famousest nonfolkie in your folkclub
From: GUEST,Mike Yates
Date: 13 Feb 17 - 12:16 PM

I'm pretty sure that "Tradsinger" (to use his Mudcat name)once told me that when his band were playing for a dance in a Gloucestershire village, possibly Slad, the poet Laurie Lee (he of "Cider With Rosie" fame) turned up. I once saw Lee, a very tall man as I remember, walking down Charing Cross Road, in London, but that dosn't count, I supppose!


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Subject: RE: the famousest nonfolkie in your folkclub
From: The Sandman
Date: 13 Feb 17 - 02:16 PM

Donovan turned up to see Martin Carthy, at fastnetmaritime.com 2015


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Subject: RE: the famousest nonfolkie in your folkclub
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 13 Feb 17 - 02:32 PM

Godzilla swam up the Severn Estuary, stomped and smashed a path of destruction through towns and villages
until pausing for a pleasant evening and a few ciders at Nailsea folk club...

But that was back in the 1960s according to old Mad Barry
who used to work on the amusement arcades and deal tabs of acid up and down the South West seaside resorts... 😜


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Subject: RE: the famousest nonfolkie in your folkclub
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Feb 17 - 02:41 PM

So who is the Non Folkie, Donovan or Martin Carthy.


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Subject: RE: the famousest nonfolkie in your folkclub
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 13 Feb 17 - 02:59 PM

i was there when Jim Broadbent went to see Derek Brimstone's gig at Louth folk club.

I ber JIm Carrol saw some famous faces at AThe Critics Club. I bet Ewan knew everyone in the theatre world.

Bill Maynard was a fan of Rod Felton and used to go to his gigs.


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Subject: RE: the famousest nonfolkie in your folkclub
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 13 Feb 17 - 02:59 PM

Laurie Lee was a traditional fiddler.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: the famousest nonfolkie in your folkclub
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 13 Feb 17 - 03:01 PM

Regularly used to see Barry Rutter at Hebden Bridge Open Mic at the Stubbing Wharfe pub.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: the famousest nonfolkie in your folkclub
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 13 Feb 17 - 04:59 PM

of course my cousin was Barry Halpin, and he was a folksinger from St Helens, and some people mistook him for Lord Lucan - but they were wrong.


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Subject: RE: the famousest nonfolkie in your folkclub
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 13 Feb 17 - 05:27 PM

Bert Lloyd did a gig at the Bluebell in Hull and brought his son-in-law with him, Benny off Crossroads.


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Subject: RE: the famousest nonfolkie in your folkclub
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 13 Feb 17 - 05:45 PM

when The Watersons did a gig at Tamworth Arts Centre - nearly the whole cast of Crossroads turned up.


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Subject: RE: the famousest nonfolkie in your folkclub
From: Banjo-Flower
Date: 14 Feb 17 - 06:43 AM

We did a wedding ceilidh in Dec 2006 where Sheridan Smith was one of the bridesmaids

Gerry


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Subject: RE: the famousest nonfolkie in your folkclub
From: GUEST,The Goose is Out!
Date: 14 Feb 17 - 08:32 AM

We had one of the Undertones come to see John Kirkpatrick once - one of the O'Neil brothers, I get them muddled up.


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Subject: RE: the famousest nonfolkie in your folkclub
From: GUEST,Ray
Date: 14 Feb 17 - 08:43 AM

I was deping with my mate's band, umpteen years ago, for a private party, when the bass player turned to me and asked "Is that Alan Bennett who's just come in?". Turns out that he party was for the cleaner/housekeeper at his country pile.

Spent a pleasant half hour, during the interval, chatting to the lady he'd brought along - someone I didn't recognise by the name of Angharad Rees. Both sadly now deceased.

The same band (this time without me) got lost at one particular venue and gate-crashed a private meeting looking for the right room. An elderley gentleman soon put them on the right track - a chap by the name of Robert Runcie.


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Subject: RE: the famousest nonfolkie in your folkclub
From: Jack Campin
Date: 14 Feb 17 - 10:21 AM

I was at a session in Edinburgh in Bennet's Bar, next to the King's Theatre, and the whole cast of Calendar Girls turned up after their show. No demonstrations unfortunately.


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Subject: RE: the famousest nonfolkie in your folkclub
From: GUEST,Andy7
Date: 14 Feb 17 - 10:49 AM

If someone turns up at a folk club, even once, doesn't that automatically make them a folkie?

Were I to go to a rugby match, just once in my life, I'd still be a rugby spectator!


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Subject: RE: the famousest nonfolkie in your folkclub
From: GUEST,The Goose is Out!
Date: 14 Feb 17 - 11:57 AM

Comedian Steve Frost came to see John Otway once


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Subject: RE: the famousest nonfolkie in your folkclub
From: The Sandman
Date: 14 Feb 17 - 12:40 PM

Jeremy Irons, turned up at fastnetmaritime.com, and also tuned up wih his fiddle at a folk night in ballydehob, he is also a sponsor of http://www.fastnetmaritime.com


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Subject: RE: the famousest nonfolkie in your folkclub
From: Rusty Dobro
Date: 14 Feb 17 - 03:25 PM

Sir Michael Gambon and Herr Flick of the Gestapo watched the 'Eel's Foot' crowd when we had an away-day at Westleton Barrel Fair one year.

Warwick Davis and Jamie Cullum have 'enjoyed' Trembling Wheelbarrows gigs.


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Subject: RE: the famousest nonfolkie in your folkclub
From: treewind
Date: 15 Feb 17 - 04:40 AM

Years ago I played for a ceilidh in North London and the guest of honour, who came to give away raffle prizes, tuned out to be Terry Wogan.

I heard, but wasn't there at the time, that Bob Dylan turned up at Islington Folk Club, but politely declined an invitation to sing.


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Subject: RE: the famousest nonfolkie in your folkclub
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 15 Feb 17 - 05:55 AM

Bob doesn't count - he's fellow folkie.


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Subject: RE: the famousest nonfolkie in your folkclub
From: GUEST,baz parkes
Date: 15 Feb 17 - 07:52 AM

Tom Robinson turned up in the Volunteer at Sidmouth one year...and sang a Tom Lehrer song

And when I was working with Dr Sunshine's Pavement Show we had a plant in the audience...Robert...

Happy Days...


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Subject: RE: the famousest nonfolkie in your folkclub
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Feb 17 - 11:34 AM

Some friends of mine went to a Barn Dance on Martha's Vineyard and there were many famous guests there - including The Clintons!!

Tim Radford


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