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Performers at Bunjies, London

GUEST,Lin 27 Jun 17 - 12:21 AM
GUEST,Jude G 27 Jun 17 - 04:10 PM
Herga Kitty 27 Jun 17 - 04:17 PM
Herga Kitty 28 Jun 17 - 02:04 AM
GUEST,Lin 28 Jun 17 - 10:27 PM
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Subject: Performers at Bunjies, London
From: GUEST,Lin
Date: 27 Jun 17 - 12:21 AM

During the 1970's and 1980's I frequently went to Bunjies Folk Cellar when I was visiting London. There were many folksingers who were booked every week to perform and some were there for years having an ongoing floor spot to play.

I often wonder what became of these regular performers? After Bunjies closed for folk music did these singers go on to perform at other clubs, release albums and are any of them (from those years) still involved with music?

If you were a regular singer at Bunjies or know any of the artists who sang there (during the 1970's & 1980's) please post response. It would be interesting to know if many of these talented artists are still involved with music after all these years. I guess most would be in their 60's and older now. Maybe some would be in their 50's if they were only in their 20's during the 1980's. Perhaps some of the artists are not involved with music anymore though.


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Subject: RE: Performers at Bunjies, London
From: GUEST,Jude G
Date: 27 Jun 17 - 04:10 PM

One of the most beautiful souls who was a regular player was Peter Cadle, who wrote a book about Bunjies performers called 'Nights in the Cellar'! He sadly died a few years ago at a far too young age (61 I think) Do look him up on Youtube. His songs are exquisitely beautiful and he was one of the most sincere people I have ever met. He was also a poet who would knock on people's doors presenting his works in a most modest fashion. His book may not be available now, but he mentioned regulars including Russ Shipton of guitar tutorial books fame who is very much alive, Sippy Azizollah (recently deceased), Karen Bates, Pat Orchard, Hratch, Robin Willow, Dave Russell, Wizz Jones, Bert Jansch. Less regular were Paul Simon,Jeff Buckley, Cat Stevens, Bowie, Davey Graham, Suzanne Chawner, John Cooper Clarke. Not enough time now to list any more. I don't think any of them gave up music until the grim reaper took them away.


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Subject: RE: Performers at Bunjies, London
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 27 Jun 17 - 04:17 PM

Simon Prager still appears to be performing...


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Subject: RE: Performers at Bunjies, London
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 28 Jun 17 - 02:04 AM

See www.simonprager.com/....... - I would have done this as a link, but the icon for cutting/ copying and pasting has disappeared off to the right of my screen and I haven't found a way of getting it back yet!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Performers at Bunjies, London
From: GUEST,Lin
Date: 28 Jun 17 - 10:27 PM

I actually did order that book last year. Very interesting reading for those of us who remember the great days at Bunjies. I never visited London in the 1990's so didn't go to Bunjies in those years.
I live in U.S.A.
I do remember Sippy but didn't know she had passed away. What did she pass away from? I remember Rhatch, Mike Lee, Brackenwood, Russ Shipton and a few of the other names mentioned.

When I think back on those days at Bunjies - they were very special for me and I have very fond memories. Probably my favourite folk club in those years. There were many folk clubs around London and I went to others but Bunjies holds the fondest memories. On my flight over from Los Angeles to London, I would be thinking of how much I looked forward to always going back to Bunjies. I even ate there beforehand; having (usually Lasagna & a salad) before the music started.
I bought the Bunjies LP but often wondered was there more then one album that was sold or if there were any tapes released of various artists? Or was there just the one LP?


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Subject: RE: Performers at Bunjies, London
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 29 Jun 17 - 08:55 AM

Right, have finally got all my icons back so here is the blue clicky link to Simon's website.....

Kitty


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