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Schantieman 27 Jan 03 - 05:23 AM
McGrath of Harlow 27 Jan 03 - 05:30 AM
Schantieman 27 Jan 03 - 05:32 AM
treewind 27 Jan 03 - 06:59 AM
Schantieman 27 Jan 03 - 09:49 AM
Les from Hull 27 Jan 03 - 10:42 AM
Mitch the Bass 27 Jan 03 - 11:25 AM
treewind 27 Jan 03 - 11:30 AM
Ralphie 27 Jan 03 - 11:32 AM
GUEST,LesB 27 Jan 03 - 02:21 PM
treewind 28 Jan 03 - 03:46 AM
pavane 28 Jan 03 - 01:29 PM
the lemonade lady 28 Jan 03 - 04:54 PM
Trevor 29 Jan 03 - 04:35 AM
breezy 29 Jan 03 - 04:45 AM
treewind 29 Jan 03 - 05:35 AM
pavane 29 Jan 03 - 07:23 AM
GUEST,Santa at work 31 Jan 03 - 08:18 AM
Fran 31 Jan 03 - 02:00 PM
GUEST,Seamus Kennedy in Alaska 31 Jan 03 - 09:07 PM
GUEST,LesB 02 Feb 03 - 11:59 AM
treewind 03 Feb 03 - 03:47 AM
GUEST,Seamus Kennedy still in Alaska 03 Feb 03 - 07:27 PM
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Subject: John Kirkpatrick
From: Schantieman
Date: 27 Jan 03 - 05:23 AM

Just had to tell you all - JK was at the Bothy FC (Southport, Lancs) last night. I'd forgotten just HOW brilliant he is! We all know he's THE squeeze box player AND and a brilliant singer AND a top bloke AND does all that dance band stuff AND the Band of Hope AND......

BUT (sorry about all these capitals - can somone tell me how to do bold?) what about him as a song writer?   He sang 'Old King Coal' which has to be one of the best songs ever written (now there's a thread!) and followed it with the one about love in a laundrette and 'Sid and Belinda'.   Absolutely tremendous stuff!

How can one man have so much talent?


Steve


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Subject: RE: John Kirkpatrick
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 27 Jan 03 - 05:30 AM

To do bold you just type B in front of what yiu want to be bold, and /B behind it, but you put each of them in a pair of those arrow brackets < and > on the bottom row of the keyboard.

Like (B)this (/B), but using the arrow brackets, so it comes out like this.

Yes indeed, John Kirkpatrick is amazingly good.


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Subject: RE: John Kirkpatrick
From: Schantieman
Date: 27 Jan 03 - 05:32 AM

Thank you, McG.

You mean, like this?

S


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Subject: RE: John Kirkpatrick
From: treewind
Date: 27 Jan 03 - 06:59 AM

Sickening, isn't it?

In about 1974 I first heard his album "Jump at the Sun" which includes Mattheson's Gigue - a four part fugue on anglo concertina! I've spent the rest of my life trying to figure it out.

He's been my inspiration in many ways since then and it's no coincidence that I play some of the same instruments as he does.

I love his singing and his sense of humour too.

Anahata


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Subject: RE: John Kirkpatrick
From: Schantieman
Date: 27 Jan 03 - 09:49 AM

I don't find it sickening, akshly.   Just someone to admire, listen to and wonder at. I too play the melodeon & anglo and am continually gobsmacked at what he gets out of them. I like his version of Blaze Away in which he plays the tune in the bass.

Great senso of humout - especially when he forgot the words to a song.

Steve


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Subject: RE: John Kirkpatrick
From: Les from Hull
Date: 27 Jan 03 - 10:42 AM

Might I also mention Brass Monkey.

I went to a song arrangement workshop of his and he was bloody amazing at that, too. Top bloke!


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Subject: RE: John Kirkpatrick
From: Mitch the Bass
Date: 27 Jan 03 - 11:25 AM

Final date of the current Brass Monkey tour is February 22nd in Lichfield Guild Hall.

There is JK web site at http://www.johnkirkpatrick.co.uk with details and lots more.

regards
Mitch


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Subject: RE: John Kirkpatrick
From: treewind
Date: 27 Jan 03 - 11:30 AM

Is it my imagination or is he getting forgetful about words?

A few months ago he was at St Neots folk club and lost the words in several songs. He's good at being funny about it but it happened enough times almost to start getting embarrassing.

I must look out for his song arrangement workshops too.

Anahata


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Subject: RE: John Kirkpatrick
From: Ralphie
Date: 27 Jan 03 - 11:32 AM

Anahata...
The Gigue of which you speak.....simple explanation..
John K has got 4 hands and 2 Concertinas....
Wait til he hears our version of Springtime....
Ha !!!
Ralphie....(Having just entertained a policewoman in Parliament Square...and had her transported to Australia for tapping her feet....! Obscure PEL reference there..)
Call me soon....possible project?
Regards Ralphie xx (Love to Mary)


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Subject: RE: John Kirkpatrick
From: GUEST,LesB
Date: 27 Jan 03 - 02:21 PM

Yeah it was a brill night at the Bothy last night with J.K., and just think Chris Foster next week and Cross O'th Hands the week after. How do we do it?

Bothy Folk Club
Cheers

Les


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Subject: RE: John Kirkpatrick
From: treewind
Date: 28 Jan 03 - 03:46 AM

Ralphie !
He's heard my version. I'm waiting to hear his!

Hey, Let's set up a musical happening...
March or April - massed concertinas - Battersea Park - we'll invite JK and not let Gavin off the hook this time either...
Tommy will be rockin' and rolling in his grave.

Anahata


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Subject: RE: John Kirkpatrick
From: pavane
Date: 28 Jan 03 - 01:29 PM

Sounds good. I could bring my battered old Lachenal (or maybe not).
Did the PEL demo on Monday get off the ground? I presume that was the
obscure reference. Sorry I couldn't make it, being trapped here in Basingstoke.


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Subject: RE: John Kirkpatrick
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 28 Jan 03 - 04:54 PM

John does the best version of 'Fields of Gold' I've ever heard.

Sal


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Subject: RE: John Kirkpatrick
From: Trevor
Date: 29 Jan 03 - 04:35 AM

And when he had the odd minute he just managed to research a few old Midlands wassailing songs, put 'em together, arrange it all and teach it to our little wassailing group in Bishop's Castle last Christmas.


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Subject: RE: John Kirkpatrick
From: breezy
Date: 29 Jan 03 - 04:45 AM

Treewind and Mary will be appearing at the St.Albans Folk Club Friday 28th Feb at the Comfort Hotel,all other like minded persons welcomed.
How can we get JK?
Is this a seed for a project evening?


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Subject: RE: John Kirkpatrick
From: treewind
Date: 29 Jan 03 - 05:35 AM

Pavane - if you can play any of Springtime in Battersea you're in!

Breezy - thanks for the plug. Lets hope Mary's voice is in better condition by then (we're cancelling Dartford next week 'cos she knows her throat's going to get worse before it gets better).

If you want JK for your club the contact info's on the web site mentioned above but here it is anyway
(sole agent)

Chris Jaeger
Speaking Volumes
Huntingdon Hall
Crowngate
Worcester
WR1 3LD
Tel: 01905 611323
Fax: 01905 619958
Email:chris@speakingvolumes.co.uk
Web: www.speakingvolumes.co.uk

JK has told me recently that he'd just made his first tentative steps into computers and the internet - but his personal email address isn't published.

Anahata


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Subject: RE: John Kirkpatrick
From: pavane
Date: 29 Jan 03 - 07:23 AM

Play it? I have never HEARD it. But I bet the answer would be no.
Can you perhaps get him onto Mudcat?


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Subject: RE: John Kirkpatrick
From: GUEST,Santa at work
Date: 31 Jan 03 - 08:18 AM

Thanks to Mitch the Bass - just booked two tickets for Brass Monkey at Lichfield.


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Subject: RE: John Kirkpatrick
From: Fran
Date: 31 Jan 03 - 02:00 PM

"John Kirkpatrick will be appearing at Rugby Acoustic Club on Wednesday
5th February.
This is a new club (replacing the old Rugby Folk Club) and will meet twice a month in the function room of The Merchants Inn,
5 Little Church Street,
Rugby.
TEL Paul on 01788 571119 for further details. Support Act on at 8.30.
Tickets £4 (£5 on the door.)"


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Subject: RE: John Kirkpatrick
From: GUEST,Seamus Kennedy in Alaska
Date: 31 Jan 03 - 09:07 PM

Hi. I've been trying to track down John Kirkpatrick for a while to pay royalties on a song of his which I recorded a few years ago.
Any leads would be appreciated. Thanks.

Seamus


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Subject: RE: John Kirkpatrick
From: GUEST,LesB
Date: 02 Feb 03 - 11:59 AM

Re :-top of the thread,

J.K. at the Bothy, for those who missed him Clive has booked him again for 29th Feb 2004. (Clive is very organised)!
http://www.bothyfolkclub.co.uk
Cheers Les


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Subject: RE: John Kirkpatrick
From: treewind
Date: 03 Feb 03 - 03:47 AM

Seamus: I'm sure if you contact Chris Jeager (see my message above) he'll sort it out. In the UK if you perform somebody's song in a venue that issues PRS (Performing Right Society) forms you just fill in the details, they send it to PRS and eventually PRS send a cheque for the accumulated royalties to the writer.

What happens if you're in Alaska, though, is anybody's guess.

I just saw JK in fine form last night the Hitchin folk club,
supported by Robin Huw Bowen (Welsh triple harp), who was also
fantastic.

Anahata


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Subject: RE: John Kirkpatrick
From: GUEST,Seamus Kennedy still in Alaska
Date: 03 Feb 03 - 07:27 PM

Thanks, Treewind. I'll get on it when I get back to my home computer next week. I appreciate the help.

Seamus


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Subject: RE: John Kirkpatrick
From: Santa
Date: 23 Feb 03 - 04:51 PM

Just seen Brass Monkey at Lichfield - oh what a night. Brilliant. For my money the best folk act around at the moment.

Thought I should mention that JK didn't forget any words.


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