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Anybody know Mike Billington?

Larkin 27 Mar 03 - 08:55 AM
GUEST,Raggytash 27 Mar 03 - 09:00 AM
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Harry Basnett 27 Mar 03 - 09:06 AM
GUEST,Mary Humphreys 27 Mar 03 - 09:12 AM
Harry Basnett 27 Mar 03 - 09:16 AM
Larkin 27 Mar 03 - 12:08 PM
Larkin 28 Mar 03 - 04:18 PM
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Les in Chorlton 09 Feb 11 - 08:24 AM
The Sandman 09 Feb 11 - 09:05 AM
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Bernard 09 Feb 11 - 12:44 PM
Cestrienne 09 Feb 11 - 12:55 PM
Bernard 09 Feb 11 - 01:42 PM
GUEST,Alan Whittle 09 Feb 11 - 02:34 PM
Betsy 09 Feb 11 - 07:35 PM
GUEST,Alan Whittle 09 Feb 11 - 11:03 PM
GUEST,Mike Billington 16 Jul 11 - 10:30 AM
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Subject: Anybody know Mike Billington?
From: Larkin
Date: 27 Mar 03 - 08:55 AM

I'm trying to get hold of Mike Billington from Manchester. Anybody know him or his whereabouts??
Martin


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Subject: RE: Anybody know Mike Billington?
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 27 Mar 03 - 09:00 AM

Try the Guardian Newspaper, if it's the same Mike Billington he is their theatre writers


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Subject: RE: Anybody know Mike Billington?
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 27 Mar 03 - 09:04 AM

I must be a sad git at times, try looking at Friends Reunited too


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Subject: RE: Anybody know Mike Billington?
From: Harry Basnett
Date: 27 Mar 03 - 09:06 AM

Not sure how to get in touch with him I'm afraid...although I think he checks out things on Mudcat occasionally...I presume it's the same MB who did a folk programme on the old Radio Manchester and was a member of Rebec..


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Subject: RE: Anybody know Mike Billington?
From: GUEST,Mary Humphreys
Date: 27 Mar 03 - 09:12 AM

You might find a contact for him through BBC Radio Manchester, where he used to have a folk programme ( probably long axed from the airwaves. ) His ex-wife Maggie Billington dances with Chorlton Green Morris - they have a web site ( needs updating ) and you might find a way of contacting him through that.Or ask the same question on uk.music.folk. Other than that, I can't thank of any other way.


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Subject: RE: Anybody know Mike Billington?
From: Harry Basnett
Date: 27 Mar 03 - 09:16 AM

Contact madcapceilidhband@hotmail.com Mike is still a member.

All the best............Harry.


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Subject: RE: Anybody know Mike Billington?
From: Larkin
Date: 27 Mar 03 - 12:08 PM

Thankyou all- it's nice to see that the Mudcat intelligence corp is at full strnght and coming up with the goods.

Cheers martin


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Subject: RE: Anybody know Mike Billington?
From: Larkin
Date: 28 Mar 03 - 04:18 PM


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Subject: RE: Anybody know Mike Billington?
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 08:14 AM

There used to be a Mike Billington who ran a folk club in Halesowen West Midlands in he late sixties with Bill Caddick and Dave Cartwright. I thought he was from Wolverhampton though.
Colin Houghton


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Subject: RE: Anybody know Mike Billington?
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 08:24 AM

He is here on facebook:

Mike

It was a different MB in the Guardian. Chorlton Green packed up about 4 years ago and Maggie lives on Skye

Cheers

L in C#


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Subject: RE: Anybody know Mike Billington?
From: The Sandman
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 09:05 AM

I think he is a friend of mine on facebook[The Rebec Mike Billington]I will check it out for you


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Subject: RE: Anybody know Mike Billington?
From: SteveMansfield
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 12:03 PM

Check the dates of the original thread folks - if Larkin hasn't tracked Mike B down by now, he's had nearly 8 years to do it in!


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Subject: RE: Anybody know Mike Billington?
From: Bernard
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 12:44 PM

He's been a guest of ours a couple of times recently on Sounds of Folk, Oldham Community Radio 99.7fm, and the programmes are available on our 'Listen Again' feature at the time of posting.

When I get home, I'll try to remember to check the dates, and post them.

Meanwhile...!


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Subject: RE: Anybody know Mike Billington?
From: Cestrienne
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 12:55 PM

Ran a club in Chorlton - cum - Hardy but which Mike Billington are you after?


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Subject: RE: Anybody know Mike Billington?
From: Bernard
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 01:42 PM

Programme dates (see above): 25th October 2010 and January 17th 2011.

Cestrienne - this thread's very out of date, but it's the Mike Billington, still based in Chorlton, who was Nic Jones' and Jez Lowe's agent, as well as being a member of Rebec and Madcap, and currently Corvus (with Bill Pook).


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Subject: RE: Anybody know Mike Billington?
From: GUEST,Alan Whittle
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 02:34 PM

Possibly germane to the thread:-

there was a Mike and Julia Billington folk agency back in the 1970's (I think). They were located (I think) in Astwood Bank, just outside Redditch and they advertised in Joe Smith's folk diary.

As I remember they did some gigs for Alex Campbell and maybe Derek brimstone. Certainly they did some gigs for a very good guitarist who was around at the time called Dan Fone. Dan used to travel round a bit with Alex and the last time I saw him was on telly playing with Ricky Cool and the Icebergs.

All of which tells me, that perhaps the place to look is any remainders of the Black Country folkscene - maybe Taff Thomas, who had a club in Coseley. Tim Laycock was in Magic Lantern with Taff.


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Subject: RE: Anybody know Mike Billington?
From: Betsy
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 07:35 PM

Alan ,
You are correct about Mike and Julia- he organise gigs for Alex and Derek as well as Vin Garbutt - (long story). The last time I saw Alex was in Mike's house, I don't know the geography but I thought we were in a posh part of Wolverhampton - perhaps that's Redditch I simply don't know.


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Subject: RE: Anybody know Mike Billington?
From: GUEST,Alan Whittle
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 11:03 PM

ah yes,,,,! the posh part of Wolverhampton - hard to locate in those days!

I'm sure it was there though....like the gay Latin quarter of Erdington, and the literary salons of West brom.


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Subject: RE: Anybody know Mike Billington?
From: GUEST,Mike Billington
Date: 16 Jul 11 - 10:30 AM

I'm the one who lived in the "posh" part of Wolverhampton.....now in the "posh" part of S.Staffs, but still near Wolves. I'd love to make contact with old friends. We're not getting any younger, and it's good to keep in touch.   
   Quite good to be associated with "posh" !!


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Subject: RE: Anybody know Mike Billington?
From: Betsy
Date: 16 Jul 11 - 02:33 PM

Mike, sign up with Mudact - it's not a difficult process and then members can send you a PM - Personal or Private Message.


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Subject: RE: Anybody know Mike Billington?
From: GUEST,Mike Billington
Date: 03 Jan 12 - 12:20 PM

I think Martin did eventually find me. I currently play with MADCAP and the duo CORVUS www.corvus.org.uk and was once a member of REBEC who are now disbanded. However, REBEC are in the process of recording an album "for old time's sake". Possible spring release. ww.rebecmusic.com

Cheers.

Mike Billington.


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