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Watch out for Grant Baynham

Dunc 10 Jul 01 - 05:15 AM
Patrish(inactive) 10 Jul 01 - 05:42 AM
Murray MacLeod 10 Jul 01 - 07:21 AM
GUEST,Alan B 10 Jul 01 - 10:59 AM
Jim Cheydi 10 Jul 01 - 12:47 PM
Cappuccino 11 Jul 01 - 03:33 AM
Murray MacLeod 11 Jul 01 - 06:51 AM
Jim Cheydi 11 Jul 01 - 07:20 AM
GUEST,Jock Morris @ work in Edinburgh 11 Jul 01 - 08:02 AM
GUEST,Brian 11 Jul 01 - 08:10 AM
Cappuccino 11 Jul 01 - 09:08 AM
Dunc 11 Jul 01 - 03:26 PM
Mr Red 11 Jul 01 - 04:02 PM
GUEST,Graham 11 Jul 01 - 04:29 PM
John MacKenzie 11 Jul 01 - 04:57 PM
Murray MacLeod 11 Jul 01 - 08:15 PM
Cappuccino 12 Jul 01 - 09:34 AM
KitKat 12 Jul 01 - 09:40 AM
GUEST,Ian 06 Nov 15 - 03:33 PM
GUEST,leeneia 07 Nov 15 - 10:15 AM
FreddyHeadey 06 Sep 17 - 11:35 AM
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Subject: Watch out for Grant Baynham
From: Dunc
Date: 10 Jul 01 - 05:15 AM

GRANT BAYNHAM is the funniest songwriter and best accoustic guitarist I know.... and yet next to nobody I talk to has heard of him, never mind seen him.
We booked him for our club at Glenfarg several years ago and he took the place by storm.
We booked him for our festival the following year and he took the place by storm.
We have had him back each year since and the club is bulging at the seams when he arrives.
His guitar playing, be it jazz, classical, ragtime or traditional leaves you staring in stunned amazement.
His songs are sooooo funny you will beg him to stop singing to allow your ribs and tear ducts to recover.
You will ache with the laughter for days.
You will miss half the humour in each song... partly because there is so much of it crammed into every line and partly because you will still be roaring with laughter from the last line.

If you enjoy humour and guitar playing at its very best then TRACK THIS MAN DOWN.
He used to work with Esther Ranson on the BBC's 'That's Life' but don't let that put you off.

PS I'm not related to Grant and I'm not on commision for the sale of his new album...I'm just a fan.

Check out www.grantbaynham.com


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Subject: RE: Watch out for Grant Baynham
From: Patrish(inactive)
Date: 10 Jul 01 - 05:42 AM

Dunc, I couldn't get the link to work. Could you just check and make sure its right.
Thanks
Patrish


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Subject: RE: Watch out for Grant Baynham
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 10 Jul 01 - 07:21 AM

I will concur wholeheartedky with everything Dunc says. Grant's guitar playing really is amazing, and he is just the funniest songwriter in the world. I would go so far as to say that he is what Tom Lehrer could have become with a little practice. (Except Tom Lehrer played piano ...........)

I stole Grant's "Wine Song" and have performed it at every opportunity in the States. Ir took me six weeks to get it down, but the efffort was worth it. WIsh he would tour over here.

Patrish is right, Dunc, the link doesn't work. Maybe he chose another URL?

Murray


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Subject: RE: Watch out for Grant Baynham
From: GUEST,Alan B
Date: 10 Jul 01 - 10:59 AM

Saw him a few years ago at Chester Folk Festival - Fantastic. He used to work with Ester Ransen on "Thats Life", but I think he should be fogiven for that. Anyone know the lyrics to a song he sang "Loius' going to the chair"? Hilarious if only I could remember it


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Subject: RE: Watch out for Grant Baynham
From: Jim Cheydi
Date: 10 Jul 01 - 12:47 PM

Dreary cabaret act, mentioned by Half Man Half Biscuit in 'Let's not'


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Subject: RE: Watch out for Grant Baynham
From: Cappuccino
Date: 11 Jul 01 - 03:33 AM

Glenfarg??? Wow, what a memory - do you still have the festival there? I used to have to roadie my wife up there to appear most years. Wasn't there a brilliant songwriter in those parts who specialised in writing about his time driving steam railway engines? Dave somebody?

- IanB


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Subject: RE: Watch out for Grant Baynham
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 11 Jul 01 - 06:51 AM

I would hazard a guess that Dave Goulder is the man you are thinking of Ian.

Jim Cheydi, please expand on your cryptic post. Are you saying that in your opinion, Grant Baynham is a "dreary cabaret act"? And who or what is Half man Half Biscuit and what is "Let's Not"?

Murray


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Subject: RE: Watch out for Grant Baynham
From: Jim Cheydi
Date: 11 Jul 01 - 07:20 AM

That is indeed my opinion Murray. I first heard of him when he was mentioned in the song 'Let's Not' by the excellent Half Man Half Biscuit on the album 'McIntyre, Treadmore and Davitt'


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Subject: RE: Watch out for Grant Baynham
From: GUEST,Jock Morris @ work in Edinburgh
Date: 11 Jul 01 - 08:02 AM

IanB, I'd second the suggestion that it's Dave Goulder you're thinking of. He actually lives up near Lairg in Sutherland. His passion for railways runs deep; only person I know with a signalbox in their garden!

Dunc, are you on the committee for the Glenfarg Festival? If so, please have words with the hotelier. If he doesn't change his attitude to the sessions then Dave Goulder is among the many who won't be back!

Grant Baynham rocks! Saw him (last year?) when he was at Glenfarg Festival.

Scott


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Subject: RE: Watch out for Grant Baynham
From: GUEST,Brian
Date: 11 Jul 01 - 08:10 AM

A few years ago, when Grant Baynham started doing folk festivals, I met him a couple of times.

The first time, was in a pub where a few of us were sat having a quiet(ish) song/tune session. Grant walked in, asked if he could join us, and not only contributed to everything that was played/sung, but took it to places it had never been before. I had the 'dubious' pleasure of being accompanied by him. I say dubious, not because it was unpleasant, anything but, but because his accompaniment had me drooling so much I just wanted to sit in the corner and listen to it. The breaks between verses seemed to get longer and longer while I scraped my chin off the floor, and tried to get my brain back in gear for the next verse.

A few weeks later, we met again, at another festival. He stopped, chatted for a bit, then went off and demolished another session.

Not only is he an excellent songwriter, incredibly funny performer, and superb guitarist, he's a nice fella too.

Some people make you sick!!!!! :-)

Brian


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Subject: RE: Watch out for Grant Baynham
From: Cappuccino
Date: 11 Jul 01 - 09:08 AM

Yes indeed, Dave Goulder. Absolutely unique. Many thanks.

- Ian


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Subject: RE: Watch out for Grant Baynham
From: Dunc
Date: 11 Jul 01 - 03:26 PM

I have to admit the web address www.grantbaynham.com is not working although that is the address given on Grant's new CD cover.
The Folk Feast is still going strong at Glenfarg.
April saw the 22nd festival.
I also know where you are coming from re the hotelier. It is the biggest earner of the year for him, but he still values the customers he looks upon as his regulars more highly than the folk festival punters who come on mass every April.
It is sad that we only need the use of the hotel for one weekend in every 52 and he can't make allowances.
It is fair to say though, that most folk who attend the festival still have a great time and keep on coming back, year after year.. despite a grumpy hotelier.


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Subject: RE: Watch out for Grant Baynham
From: Mr Red
Date: 11 Jul 01 - 04:02 PM

We had him on the Malvern Fringe (after that's Life) and he was fairly regular at teh Lock Stock & barrel FC in Kiddy.
Don't forget Grant is pronounced as in Kant not can't.
very funny owr kid.


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Subject: RE: Watch out for Grant Baynham
From: GUEST,Graham
Date: 11 Jul 01 - 04:29 PM

The WEBSITE is still under construction, but keep looking I'm sure it will be worth it.


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Subject: RE: Watch out for Grant Baynham
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 11 Jul 01 - 04:57 PM

Yep Dave Goulder lives about 5 miles from me complete with signal box, last I heard he was happily building dry-stane dykes

John


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Subject: RE: Watch out for Grant Baynham
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 11 Jul 01 - 08:15 PM

Jim Cheydi, I am left shaking my head in puzzlement over how anyone who had heard him could possibly describe Grant as a "dreary cabaret act". Maybe you are confusing him with somebody else ?

Murray


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Subject: RE: Watch out for Grant Baynham
From: Cappuccino
Date: 12 Jul 01 - 09:34 AM

With regard to Dave G and dry-stane dykes, do I not recall that it was he who is alleged to have made the classic one-line response to a lady singer of doubtful persuasion, when she asked 'Hi, Dave, still doing dykes?' Apparently he replied - 'aye - are you?'

- Ian


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Subject: RE: Watch out for Grant Baynham
From: KitKat
Date: 12 Jul 01 - 09:40 AM

Is this Grant Baynham as in Anthea Turner?? Didn't know he was anything to do with music.

Pat


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Subject: RE: Watch out for Grant Baynham
From: GUEST,Ian
Date: 06 Nov 15 - 03:33 PM

Answer to previous question : No!

Grant is an amazing guitar player and writer of many excellent songs. There are several YouTube videos (by Peter Simmonds) of Grant at this years Moira Furnace Festival of which this is one :
Grant Baynham at Moira Furnace 2015


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Subject: RE: Watch out for Grant Baynham
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 07 Nov 15 - 10:15 AM

He's a hit with the audience, but I can't understand 80% of what he sings. Sad, because if he'd slow down a bit, more people could understand him.


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Subject: RE: Watch out for Grant Baynham
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 06 Sep 17 - 11:35 AM

more reliable www is for the duo he sings in
Quicksilver
http://www.quicksilveruk.com/gigs.html
there is an email contact on one of the pages.


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