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Hulme folk club in the 60' s

GUEST,PETE 16 Mar 17 - 03:19 PM
GUEST,Ray 17 Mar 17 - 04:48 AM
Jim Carroll 17 Mar 17 - 05:10 AM
FreddyHeadey 17 Mar 17 - 08:03 AM
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Subject: Hulme folk club in the 60' s
Date: 16 Mar 17 - 03:19 PM

I was wandering round Dunham Massey today having a sing and a hum to myself and a little chorus came into my head and Ive been singing it all day..Turns out to be Macphersons rant.Now I ve only ever heard it sung by one person in my years of folkery and it was the guy who ran a weekly club at what was the Further Education Centre in Hulme.I can't remember this mans name but by heck did I used to enjoy his renditions.The club was held on the top foor ofthe old building.There were lots of wonderful singers there.People like Tony and Arthur Rosie Hardman and Mike Harding even popped in but ther was a core of people who just loved singing and as a 16 year old I was very impressed.There was also a guy who sang Woody Guthrie songs and that was an inspiration!
Does anyone remember any details of the place or people?

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Subject: RE: Hulme folk club in the 60' s
From: GUEST,Ray
Date: 17 Mar 17 - 04:48 AM

Know nothing about the club but Tony died in a climbing accident over 35 yeras ago and Arthur is in full time care; I think, in Macclesfield.

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Subject: RE: Hulme folk club in the 60' s
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 17 Mar 17 - 05:10 AM

I don't know if it's the same club, but I went to one in Hulme in the latter half of the sixties at the time they were pulling down the old houses in the area - it stood alone surrounded by derelict buildings and piles of rubble.
I remember being very impressed with a singer named Al Atkinson who was, I think, a student in nearby Manchester University.
About ten years ago we got a surprise visit from Al and his lady, who were looking up old acquaintances and had made it as far as the West of Ireland.
We heard him sing again a few days later at the Padraid O'Keefe Festival in Castlisland - still impressive
Jim Carroll

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Subject: RE: Hulme folk club in the 60' s
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 17 Mar 17 - 08:03 AM

The 1960s Hulme club also gets a mention, plus some other names thrown in here thread.cfm?threadid=126764#3461391 
and here thread.cfm?threadid=126764#3737304 

Re:" I can't remember this mans name "
On the posts linked he is referred to as... " the guy who ran
it" and " guy who was running it ". ;-)

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