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Subject: mike canavan
From: GUEST,tom tiddler
Date: 05 Aug 01 - 12:49 PM

hi, i live in Rochdale, uk and many years ago used to go to a folk club at the 'Ring-o-Bells' in Middleton. There was a guy used to play a lot called Mike Canavan. Anyone know what became of im and if he's still performin? Also, a guy called Tom Yates.


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Subject: RE: Help: mike canavan
From: John J at home
Date: 07 Aug 01 - 01:56 PM

Wow, that's a name from the past! I understand Mike went to live in Ireland some years ago. I still sing his song about John Willie Lees beer, and whenever I do I always say who wrote it and then ask if anyone knows where he ended up. It was such a question that got the Ireland answer. I too used to go to The Ring o' Bells in the mid 70s. Do you know what happened to Eric Peacock, the concertina player who used to be resident there with Ken & Mags Whiting? (They moved to Glossop). I used to turn up on a motorcycle, the only club attendee who did at that time. Being a club member, I also used to go to Bury Folk club, they had a reciprocal membership arrangement.

I don't remember Tom Yates by name but may recognise him if I saw him.

I now live in Timperley, near Altrincham.

Cheers,

John


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Subject: RE: Help: mike canavan
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 07 Aug 01 - 02:04 PM

I put a thread on recently asking about Tom Yates, if you look back about a month you may find it. Sadly one of the responses I received told me, in rather a crude manner that Tom had died. I was an admirer of his writng and performance and still do Bide a While. I would like to resurrect other songs but don't know where to find them. The one Mike Canavan song I vaguely recall was Don't bring that in 'ere lad. Last time I saw him was in the 80's in a pub in Marsden West Yorkshire having a walk and a pint.


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Subject: RE: Help: mike canavan
From: GUEST,tom tiddler
Date: 07 Aug 01 - 04:01 PM

Ta for that, John J and Raggytash. I remember those songs bye eck. '....a pint of john willie lees, willie leeeees, a pint of john willie lees...' Do yer remember....'We make a start at the Dusty Miller, sup a couple at the Old Boars 'ead (hoars bed), Brittania, Asheton and Ring 'o' Bells and now we're off to our beds me boys so steady the boat boys steady'? I think Ken and Mags used to run the Friday club but later one was started on Sunday by Martin Gittins and Rick, known as 'Pint 'n alf'. P.S. the butterfly collection is still there!


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Subject: RE: Help: mike canavan
From: GUEST,harry
Date: 07 Aug 01 - 04:34 PM

Mike still performs as The Legplaiters with a couple of ex members of Jolly Jack(remember them?) and I think he can often be found at the Joiners pub in Middleton which is, as far as I can gather, an informal session on Monday nights. Sorry, but no contact number to confirm this. Incidentally, does anyone from the Rochdale area remember John and Ann Butterworth who ran the Brownhill folk club in the early 80's? I lost contact with them a while ago and I'd rather like to re-establish it.


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Subject: RE: Help: mike canavan
From: GUEST,harry
Date: 07 Aug 01 - 04:35 PM

Mike still performs as The Legplaiters with a couple of ex members of Jolly Jack(remember them?) and I think he can often be found at the Joiners pub in Middleton which is, as far as I can gather, an informal session on Monday nights. Sorry, but no contact number to confirm this. Incidentally, does anyone from the Rochdale area remember John and Ann Butterworth who ran the Brownhill folk club in the early 80's? I lost contact with them a while ago and I'd rather like to re-establish it.


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Subject: RE: Help: mike canavan
From: Noreen
Date: 07 Aug 01 - 05:10 PM

Raggytash's thread: BS: TOM YATES (click here)Hi, Harry- my most lately-met new catter? :0)

Noreen


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Subject: RE: Help: mike canavan
From: GUEST,harry
Date: 12 Aug 01 - 07:03 AM

Hi Noreen...enjoyed your spot at the Open Door last week...hope to see you again soon.


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Subject: RE: Help: mike canavan
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Nov 16 - 04:38 PM

Mike canavan was my teacher at primary school. Hollin county primary. He had a massive influence on my life and his belief in the little things that people could do or be. Today I sadly learned that he passed around 3 years ago. He will be missed.
On another note, Eric peacock the concertina player is either my dad or grandad depending on how old he was when you remember him.


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Subject: RE: Help: mike canavan
From: GUEST,Katie
Date: 23 Jan 17 - 04:46 PM

Ey up all. Dunno if anyone still watches this thread but I have Mike's 'Some Songs' record in my possession. I am working out how to get it from record to computer, and then maybe to YouTube or something, or maybe I could do some CDs or something... Anyway, I'll keep you posted.


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