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Subject: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Peter F Allsopp
Date: 31 Oct 03 - 07:45 PM

Does anyone know of a seventies group called The Three Crows who were based at a pub in Mottram Cheshire. Also at the same time were a young folk group called 'Tickawinda' for Ashton-u-Lyne lancashire who recorded a song called 'Coal Hole Cavalry'

Any info and where I can aquire this music would be greatly appreciated.


Regards

Peter F Allsopp


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Nov 03 - 01:10 PM

Now then Peter..
                      I remember the Crows but only in as much as I think they might have practised in The Broad Oak pub, somewhere in Ashton.Could one of them have been called Francis Delaney??? (Franny). This was about the time of the Hyde folk club at Ewen Fields footy club, which I followed for several years. Anyone remember The Pennine Folk? T'was a damn good club..!! Pennine Folk, I think were Pete Astle, Chris summat(bass), Ken Clark, another guy with a very deep voice and two lasses with brilliant harmonies. Any info on them?
                      N idea re music, though...sorry

          Regards to all...Spot


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: Harry Basnett
Date: 01 Nov 03 - 03:12 PM

The Three Crows were residents at the Junction Inn, Mottram...as for Tickawinda - - Jim Schofield who was a member of that group of worthies runs the Cross Keys Folk Club in Uppermill as well as the Station Buffet Bar session at Stalybridge..and I think the Tickawinda album is available on CD.

'Coal Hole Cavalry' was written by Ted Edwards.

All the Best...Harry.


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: Cattail
Date: 01 Nov 03 - 08:28 PM

Hi Peter, Guest, Harry and others out there.

I have no information on the Crows, but have fond memories of the Pennines, as I was a member of their club when it was held at the
Two Brewers pub on Regent Road in Salford. The band members,
(Ash Lawrence, Peter Bowker, Bryan Down and Edward "Ted" Hardy),
ran a wonderful club there, always teaching us new songs and encouraging us to sing, the last song of the evening was always
"Dirty Old Town" softly sung by all in the room, you could almost
have heard the proverbial pin drop, and it quite often almost made you cry it was so lovely.

If you're out there lads, thanks so much for giving us so many good nights, good songs and wonderful memories.

After such a lovely evening it was usually the six mile walk home to
South Manchester as I had no transport at the time, and when they moved
to Hyde it was more difficult to get to and I never went there.

They did release an album on the Reality label (North Watford, Herts)
(No: RY 1003) entitled "Hard Cases". The tracks were.

Hard case
Come all you fair and tender ladies
The tin gee-gee
Evening of roses
Santianna
Dirty old town

The dodger
The cruel war
Carrion crow
The gipsy rover
The white buck of Epping
The leaving of Liverpool

I never saw Tickawinda live but have an album of theirs, on the
Pennine records label (Pennine Sound Studio, Oldham. No: PSS 153LP)
The band members according to the record sleeve are as follows.

Kath Richmond, Alison Tulloch, David Birchwood, Jim Schofield, and
Clive Gregson.

The tracks were:

John barleycorn
Coalhole cavalry
She moves through the fair
Old Pendle
Young Man
Cold and raw
The blackleg miner

Rosemary Lane
A lyke wake dirge
The galtee farmer
The weary cutters
Go your way
And the band played waltzing Matilda

The "Galtee farmer" together with "young man" are also on a CD called
"A Lot of Jolly Good Folk" issued by The National Trust and available
from their shops.

If anyone would like a track list of this CD I will put it on for you.

Sorry for the long post and the waffle but you got the memory juices
flowing, so it's all your fault. But thanks for bringing it all back!

Cheers to you all.

Cattail !


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: Harry Basnett
Date: 02 Nov 03 - 08:02 AM

Hi. Cattail...

         No need to be sorry - - it was a lovely posting and very interesting. I don't know where you're based now but if you're ever in the vicinity you'd be more than welcome at the Open Door Folk club in Chadderton.

         I'm pretty sure Jim Schofield has his own website...if so a Google search should throw it up.

         All the Best...

                Harry Basnett.


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Spot
Date: 02 Nov 03 - 01:33 PM

Cattail...I think we could have our wires crossed re Pennine Folk band. Ken Campbell, Pete Astle, Ken Clark(I think), Chris ?? , Margaret?? and Dianne ?? were the ones of Hyde fame, though some second names are lost to me..Crackin band - I saw some damn good other performers there, too!! Do those names ring a bell at all...???It would be circa'67. Did they ever record anything?? Sorry Pete - not Crows info but ....its the juices again!!!
                Regards to all...... Spot


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: Harry Basnett
Date: 02 Nov 03 - 02:15 PM

Fran (vocals and mandolin) of the Three Crows died last year i think...


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST, Cattail (with lost cookie AGAIN!)
Date: 02 Nov 03 - 02:50 PM

Hi Harry, Peter, Spot, Guest Etc.

Just logged on to post this, and yes, you beat me to it. Had to happen
didn't it? Anyway I'll get it off quickly before anyone else berates
me for my mistake. Thanks again to you all.


*** DUFF INFORMATION ALERT ***

May I bow my head in shame, and offer you my abject apologies for my
last post, (I can only blame it on the fireworks which rattled my
two brain cells around for about three hours last night).

The band who ran the club at "the Two Brewers" in Salford, and who
then went on to run the club at Hyde United football club were NOT
the Pennine folk but the FOUR FOLK.

All other information is still correct. (I think, *BG*)

It's times like these that make you realise that you're not as young
as you thought you were, and incidentally, my memories are going back
to 1968 - 1971 ish, so maybe the Pennines took over from the Four Folk.
after then.

Sorry once again for confusing the issue.

Cheers to you all

Cattail !

P.S. Thanks for your kind offer Harry, but I'm now even further
away from your area than I was before, not a terrific distance away,
but I'm not a great traveller, (I hate driving these days), and my wife
and I were never social animals at the best of times, so we don't tend
to get out too much, this may change if we move to a different area
of course, but we'll see about that in the next year or so.

Cheers

Cattail !


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: Cattail
Date: 08 Nov 03 - 08:35 PM

Hi to you all, again.

I *knew* I had it *somewhere*! I DO have a Pennines disk.
(I just couldn't FIND the d%%n thing)

Came across it today stuck to another one, (Flamin' labels)

Anyway, the sleeve notes say that the band line-up was as follows:-

Margaret Whitehead (Lead vocals)
Ken Campbell           (Vocals + songwriter)
Chris Swann           (Lead guitar)
Frank Clapton           (Bass vocals)
Pete Astles           (Rhythm guitar + tenor vocals)

It is on Pennyfarthing records. (Are they still going? Have phone No
and address if they are)

Album No: PELS 514.    Date: 1971

The album was called "Manchester Morning", (all the tracks were
written by the pennines), and were as follows:-

Side 1

Manchester morning
Danny McCann
Arrabella
Humpty Dan
Time was
The king comes riding

Side 2

Phoenix
Don't cry (Don't bow your head)
Esmerelda
Highland song
Eleanor Cavannaugh
Gentlemen of fortune
Manchester morning (Reprise)

This is certainly a fine album, it doesn't say on the sleeve notes if they have made any others, shame if they didn't.

Hope this helps, (or just brings back a few more memories).
Sorry once again for the previous mistake.

Cheers

Cattail !


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Pennines
Date: 09 Nov 03 - 07:23 AM

Cattail.... Marvellous news re Pennine Folk   ... I recall most of those songs...1971...!!!Cant believe its that long ago!) Is there any way I could get hold of a copy?? Please, please ,please... Keep me informed.....
      regards to all   Spot


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Spot
Date: 09 Nov 03 - 11:09 AM

Sorry.. last message from me not Pennine Folk... me eads gone...!!

    regards Spot


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: Cattail
Date: 09 Nov 03 - 01:45 PM

Hi Spot, know exactly what you mean about your last post, been there,
done that!

I am not set up to do any recording of anything at the moment I'm
sorry to say, I badly need to get some of my vinyl on to cd, (if only
so I can have a listen myself), but given the size of my house I'm
finding it difficult to gather everything into one place so that I
can do it, (plus getting my head round the vinyl to cd question).

I will have a furthur look at what can be done, and if I can do
something for you I will.

Leave it with me, and yes, I will keep you informed.

Cheers for now.

Cattail !


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: Cattail
Date: 09 Nov 03 - 02:09 PM

By the way Spot, do you happen to know if Malcome Price was a local
lad? (I.E. Manchester, Stockport.)

I seem to remember somebody telling me that he and his brother ran
the music shop which was in the market place at Stockport, near the
church, circa 1972 - 1975 ish. I can't remember it being there for
long though.

I have a couple of albums, one by Malcome Price and one by
The Malcome Price Trio, both nice albums, and seeing them got my
curiosity going.


Cheers again.

Cattail !


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Spot
Date: 09 Nov 03 - 02:48 PM

Cattail... Thanks for info... hoping you can put summat on tape at some stage...would be eternally grateful...!!Re Malcolm Price... in a word or two - I've not heard of him at all!! Sorry mate.!! I don't think I was around Stockport area in 71.. I moved up North and stayed there for neckend o' 20 years ( wish I still was!!)Afraid I dont recall said shop, either, though I did buy an LL11 Yamaha from a shop in same vicinity, just a couple of years ago..Excellent piece of kit for dosh!!   keep me posted ...cheers..
                  
             regards to all       Spot   
   
( More apologies to Pete A. re original thread gone astray...)


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Spot
Date: 09 Nov 03 - 05:52 PM

Cattail....Malcolm Price.... I said I'd never heard of him... I was wrong... a year or so in a music shop in Heald Green I was sampling a McElroy guitar...this big guy was pickin away... somewhat brilliantly.. in fact, very very brilliantly!! We got nattering, as you do...turns out to be he himself. The name meant nowt to me .. but he was some guitar player...wish I had some of his stuff....These memory juices are weird..!! Dont think he's much into folk nowadays..
                      Regards to all   Spot


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,their son
Date: 04 May 04 - 08:54 PM

lynton and anne macconnell were also in the pennine folk he played the 12 string and she sung backing vocals


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: mccann
Date: 15 Oct 04 - 09:11 AM

I was a member of the Malcolm Price Trio foir several years after replacing mandolinist Mick North. By an incredible coincidence I had already bought Mick's pre-war Gibson A50 mandolin from Clifford Essex in Earlham Street London. I still play in a band with banjo and fiddle player John Field who played on the Malcolm Price Trio +one album Way Down Town. Although I never recorded with Malcolm, I was involved in numerous BBC broadcasts with him from the late sixties to the early eighties.He was born, I think, in Sidcup and he now lives in Norway. Roger Churchyard, who also played in the trio,and with whom I played in the bluegrass band Orange Blossom Sound, is still in regular contact with.


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: Bernard
Date: 15 Oct 04 - 05:44 PM

Please would anyone mentioned above contact me via email, where possible - I've been working on 'Where are they now' ideas for BBC GMR Sounds of Folk, and have so far managed to organise interviews with Ted Edwards and Rosie Hardman - both of which have already been broadcast. I also managed to track down some recordings of a friend who died many years ago, which was really wonderful.

We're only concerned with performers who originated (or were based) in the GMR catchment area, though.

Where necessary, I can arrange to interview people who knew the performers if they are no longer around. It is better if we have a recording to play, too - as long as it is suitable for broadcast.

Click here if you'd like to be involved - live in the studio, via telephone link, or a pre-recorded interview.

Alio (Ali O'Brien) is the programme's presenter, and I'm the producer. Laura Hockenhull and Jenny McCormick complete the team. We broadcast on Mondays between 8 and 9 p.m., and you can now listen on DAB or the Internet if you can't receive us on 95.1/104.6 FM.

Please get in touch!


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Marion Pitman
Date: 13 Jan 06 - 04:57 PM

Don't suppose anyone has the lyrics to The King Comes Riding? I've wanted them for thirty years.


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: Spot
Date: 13 Jan 06 - 05:21 PM

Marion
          I have the song somewhere in my collection...bear with me ...
               Regards to all......Spot


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: Spot
Date: 13 Jan 06 - 05:59 PM

Marian...this is the best I can do ..maybe someone else could fill in gaps or amend...

The former earl of Acquitaine swings and dances in the rain
Between the heather and the sky, suspended on a gallows high
Above his head the raven cries, ??? to peck his royal eyes
A cold/bold wind turns him for a while- a broken heart, a rigor mortis smile

And the King comes riding see the hawks rise
Sunlight catches the stand that he flies
Silver of eagles, blood of the rose
Now on the shoreline his cavalry team will thin(??) to the rivermouth
And over the shingle he goes.

The widow weeps the castle burns and then the royal army turns
Racing the shadows of the dawn to the Holy Island Lindisfarne
The walls ????????????      there's his treacherous design
But in a while he will have been from glories rose to crucifixion seen

And the King etc

??? with a captive spell to summon riders out of Hell
But even these will turn and fly and vanish when the King rides by
And then across Northumberland, an iron mace sings in his hand
With blood to satisfy his need..Plantagenet - a very restless breed.

   Hope this helps - a can't make out the ??? mark bits at all...sorry

                     Regards to all...Spot


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Marion Pitman
Date: 13 Jan 06 - 06:06 PM

Spot - thanks ever so. Even with the gaps that's great. All I could ever remember was the chorus.

Cheers

Marion


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: Spot
Date: 13 Jan 06 - 06:19 PM

You're welcome..I have the Manchester Morning Lp on CD if you want more lyrics.Did you follow The Pennine Folk at Hyde Folk Club by any chance?
                Regards to all ...Spot


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Marion Pitman
Date: 14 Jan 06 - 07:11 AM

No, I heard the song on the radio, and it stuck in my mind. Do you know if the LP is available anywhere?

Cheers
Marion


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: Spot
Date: 14 Jan 06 - 07:46 AM

Marion..
          The only place I've seen the LP for sale is on a "rare" records site for £100. Please PM for further info...

                Regards to all...Spot


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: Lancashire Lad
Date: 14 Jan 06 - 09:16 AM

Hi all
There are albums by the Three Crows for sale at
www.broadtradition.com

Regarding Tickawinda. The group featured a young Clive Gregson on guitar and released one LP which is now ultra collectable. (I'd love to buy a copy if anyone has one for sale). Tickawinda was re-issued on CD by the Kissing Spell label a couple of years ago

Cheers
LL


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,cattail
Date: 18 Jan 06 - 01:10 PM

Hi Marion and Spot, I went back over the threads the other day
and found that this one had reared it's head again, it must have
disappeared before I managed to get on the 'cat, which is why
I didn't see it at the time

I saw your transcript Spot, (Thanks so much for that), and thought
I'd have a listen again and see if I could fill in the gaps,
(it's so much easier when someone has already had a go at it).

So here's my try, I think it's very close, see what you think.

THE KING COMES RIDING
By THE PENNINES
From "Manchester Morning"

The former earl of Acquitaine swings and dances in the rain
Between the heather and the sky, suspended on a gallows high
Above his head the raven cries, descends to peck his royal eyes
A bold wind turns him for a while- a broken heart, a rigor mortis smile

And when the King comes riding see the hawks rise
Sunlight catches the standard he flies
Silver of eagles, blood of the rose
Now on the shoreline his cavalry jingles into the rivermouth
And over the shingle he goes.

The widow weeps the castle burns and then the royal army turns
Racing the shadows of the dawn to the Holy Isle of Lindisfarne
The lord high abbott by his shrine, prepares his treacherous design
But in a while he will have been from glories rose to crucifixion seen

And when the King etc

The mountain wizard casts his spell to summon riders out of Hell
But even these will turn and fly and vanish when the King rides by
And then across Northumberland, an iron mace swings in his hand
With blood to satisfy his need..Plantagenet - a very restless breed.

And when the King etc


Cheers for now

Cattail !


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: Spot
Date: 18 Jan 06 - 03:25 PM

Allo Mr. Cattail..
                     Nice to see you still about...!!Your version will do me very well.Without your assisstance in the first place, i couldn't have got as far as I did with it,,, an excellent song, methinks - it takes me back 40 years. FORTY BLOODY YEARS!! I can still remember the room where the P's were residents - Ewen Fields footy club..Hyde...a lass I fancied like mad called Theo with long, long black hair and tiny round specs..dark skin...lissom thighs... ahem, ermmm...I'd best shut up at this point!! (I'm a very happily married guy!!)
                Never did get to talk to her.......

                     Regards to all....Spot


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: Spot
Date: 18 Jan 06 - 03:45 PM

Ermmm...sorry...34 years ..BUT ITS STILL A LONG TIME, innit?

                   Regards etc ..Spot


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Cattail (No cookie)
Date: 18 Jan 06 - 05:19 PM

Hi again Spot!

Glad you like the corrections, and yes, you had better pull yourself
together (imagine you're a pair of curtains:-} SORREEE)and hope your
good lady doesn't see this thread.

I know what you mean though. Everytime I pull a record out to
look at it I see the date on it and think to myself it only seems
like a couple of years since I bought it, it usually has 1965 or '70
on it by the way. Don't time fly when your having fun?

I don't post a great deal, but I lurk a lot and soak up the great amount of knowledge that abounds on the 'cat, and I try to help
where possible with the paltry bits of information that I posess.

THANKS TO MAX FOR GIVING US ALL THIS, IT'S APPRECIATED

Once again, cheers for now.

Cattail !


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,sbroome@tiscali.co.uk
Date: 20 Jan 06 - 01:29 PM

The Three Crows performed in a number of schools in the evening. They were teachers themselves. Arthur Howard was the lead singer and tamborine, Fran Delaney sang and played mandolin and guitar, John Vale also sang now and again and played a twelve string guitar. They did an LP called "THE THREE CROWS AT THE JUNCTION", I believe they also did "THE THREE CROWS LIVE AT THE JUNCTION" as well but cannot confirm the title. They also produced a tape called "THE THREE CROWS - 25 YEARS ON". I would like to know if they recorded anything else, perhaps someone out there might know. I saw them quite a number of times, and only wish there was some film or video of their performaces which as well as good songs were filled with Lancashire humour. Fran Delaney died a couple of years ago, and I have heard though not confirmed, that Arthur has since died fairly recently. I would be interested to hear from anyone with more up to date info. Best reqards - Stuart Broome


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,oldgit
Date: 28 Feb 06 - 05:48 PM

Anybody remember "Sunwheel" ?


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Tracey
Date: 23 Apr 06 - 09:41 AM

Stuart, Arthur Howard is still alive and kicking. The Three Crows performed last night at Uppermill Civic Hall as part of the Saddleworth Male Voice Choir St George's Day concert and they were as good as ever.


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Flashback81
Date: 24 Apr 06 - 09:55 AM

Hi, I am a collector and seller of Rare Folk Records. I have a copy of The Three Crows LP which I am about to list for sale on ebay - one side is live and the other is in the studio. I know nothing else about this record - I had never come across it before.
Just out of interest I can tell you that the aforementioned 'Tickawinda' LP is worth a cool £300!!

Regards
Chris
Flashback81


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Subject: Pennine Folk Return To Hyde United Football Club
From: GUEST,Pennine Pete,
Date: 20 Sep 06 - 10:27 PM

After the success of a reunion concert last April at the Pulling Strings for Christies event in New Mills, the Pennine Folk are hopefully doing a concert at the old venue.The proposed date is the 4th December 2006.

There is a DVD of the event available of the reunion concert if anyone is interested with the proceeds going to charity. The line up on the night was Ken Campbell,Frank Clapton,Lynton Macconnell,Margaret Whitehead,Cris Swann and myself Pete Bowler.

Chris Swann was a member of Sunwheel. If anyone wants any info on them,I can supply.

Watch local press or this message board for further developments.Well done Cattail with the words of When The King!


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST, A LEYTHER IN CULCHETH
Date: 02 Oct 06 - 06:40 AM

MY WIFE MARY AND I WENT TO A HOT POT CONCERT AT THE OLD BEDIANS RUGBY CLUB IN DIDSBURY ABOUT 1975. OUR SON DAVID MCDonough PLAYED MINI RUGBY FOR THE UNDER EIGHTS, IT WAS A FUND RAISING NIGHT AND THE ENTERTAINMENT WAS PROVIDED BY 'THE THREE CROWS' WE HAD AN ABSOLUTLY FANTASTIC EVENING, WE ENJOYED IT SO MUCH THAT WE BOUGHT THEIR LP CALLED'INN SONGS AT THE JUNCTION INN, A ROBINSONS PUB, WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THE LP TRANSFERED ONTO A CD IF ANYONE KNOWS HOW.
THE SONGS ARE: THE MERMAID,LORD OF THE DANCE,PEGGY GORDON,SEASONS,WINDMILLS,LOOKING FOR A JOB, THREE CROWS, THE OGGY SONG, WHIP JAMBOREE, WHISKEY IN THE JAR, DIRTY OLD TOWN THE ELLEN VANEN TRADGEDY, THE RAPE OF GLENCOE, A HANGING BALLAD, THE ELEPHANTS BOTTOM, THE LEAVING OF LIVERPOOL, WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED.   ALL GEMS!!!I AM MADE UP NOW THAT I HAVE FOUND THIS WEBSITE.


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,We're going tonight
Date: 10 Nov 06 - 02:43 PM

The Crows (now only two) will be playing at St. Charles School this evening and we're running late....!


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,TBirdFrank
Date: 28 Nov 06 - 05:51 PM

The Pennines are having another re-union at their old home at Ewen Fields on the 2nd December - its a fund raiser for Christies and as it should be - is a sellout!


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Andy L
Date: 25 Jan 07 - 05:05 AM

Can anyone tell me how to get in touch with the Three Crows please?

andylavelle@hotmail.com


Thanks

Andrew


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Ray
Date: 25 Jan 07 - 01:09 PM

I remember the 3 Crows but didn't know them. Of Tickawinda, I knew Alison but didn't know that Clive Gregson was a member. The last I heard of Clive was that hed moved to Nashville.

Chris Swann - demon designer of pinball and other gaming machines - joined Cheryl Gibbons and her then partner Rob ? to form Sunwheel. Shortly after a failed single about Red Rum, Rob and Cheryl moved away with Rob's job to Nottingham although they commuted back to run the Sat Night sessions at Stalybridge Station. Unfortunately they didn't survive the next move to London and then Epsom and they split up shortly afterwards. I heard that Cheryl was working at the Kings Head in Islington but that was years ago.

Haven't seen any of them in years including Pete Astles and Ken Campbell - Ken used to book the acts for us back in the 70's when we ran a large Cheshire folk club in competition with the one at Poynton. I have a pile of "rare" folk records perhaps Chris could point me at a site which lists their values.

Wasn't the "Berwers" run for a time by Tony and Arthur? Arthur lives in Bollington and still intends to be famous one day - he is currently the Mayor's Consort. Tony died in a climbing accidentnearly 30 years ago.

Any more names??


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: Pilgrim
Date: 08 Feb 07 - 09:17 AM

I'll be meeting with Two of the crows new line up tonight
Andy. Tell me what you need to know and I'll pass a message on


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Stuart Wallace re-Malcolm Price
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 06:29 PM

Malcom Price was a lovely guy who with his wife Carol and Mick North played the Folk Music circuit during the 1960's and further.I knew Malcom well in those days and recorded him doing the Long Black Veil on a very rare compiliation album Folk Scene (FSP 001)(1966. rare, because only 500 were produced. I and a partner published a magazine called Folk Scene, which sadly folded after 18 monthly issues and Malcolm was featured in a couple of them. He did come from Kent and was a former grave digger. One of the nicest guys on the folk scene. Will always remember the Malcolm Price Trio with great affection.Cheers and good luck. stwallace@madasafish.com


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: Spot
Date: 05 Mar 07 - 08:19 AM

Stuart...

            You speak fondly of Malcolm Price in your post, but always in the past tense...      Ermmm - hope he's still about and playing...

                   Regards to all.... Spot


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Bill Churm
Date: 29 Apr 07 - 08:54 AM

If Arthur Howard is still alive.Next time anyone sees him give him a good kicking from me, as he made my life hell at Damians when he was PE teacher.
By the way their first album was 'The Three Crows' at the Junction The second one was 'Inn Song'(never was much good at puns was old Arthur) recorded live from The Junction with Arthur Fran and John.

Best Regards.


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Bill Churm
Date: 29 Apr 07 - 08:59 AM

Just realised that the one of the songs they used to sing 'the ellen vanen tragedy' well old Arthur could'nt even get that right.The proper title should have been 'The Ellen V_A_N_N_I_N tragedy'

Best to All.................(EXCEPT Arthur Howard)


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: Pilgrim
Date: 30 Apr 07 - 06:17 AM

Now now, Bill. Is that any way for a guest to behave? Can I deduce anything about your courage, or lack thereof, from "get someone to give him a kicking FOR me"? Nice freestyle spelling and grammar by the way. Perhaps your English teacher has something to answer for as well?

Kind regards.

James


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,BIG FAN
Date: 13 May 07 - 06:54 PM

The Three Crows are still playing, they are brilliant, (for their age) as you can see from others on this site they have raised lots of money for good causes,so lets say thanks to them and not slag them off.


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: Pilgrim
Date: 14 May 07 - 08:36 AM

Hello, big fan. Why don't you pop down to the White House in Stalybridge on a Thursday, and you can have a sing with Alan and Arfur. Or maybe you do already..... ;-)

Pilgrim


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Tony Charnock
Date: 29 Dec 07 - 04:14 PM

Hi Peter,
I've only just found this site.
We, my wife, Mave and I, saw the Three Crows at a school in Stalybridge in the 70's, possibly St. Damian's and they were great. Their harmony, comedy and rapport with the audience was superb.
We also saw them at the Park Bridge Visitor Centre at Bardsley in Ashton at a folk meeting.
I have a tape called "The Three Crows Still Going". All songs arranged by the Crows, Bass & Key boards- Paul Kempster.
It was engineered by Paul Kempster & Chris Birchenall.
Mixed by Paul & the Crows.
Side one:-
Bread & Fishes.
Three score & ten.
Streets of London.
Coalhole cavalry.
Green fields of France.
Dirty old town.
Old triangle.
Poor childhood, a monologue recited by Fran.
Liverpool Lou.
Side two:-
Come landlord.
Derby ram.
Sweet 16.
Cadgwith anthem.
Seth Davy.
Ali Bali.
Murphy & the bricks.
Now I'm easy.
Nightingale.
Leaving of Liverpool.
Goodnight & God bless.
We now live on Ellen Vannin, the Isle of Man, so don't get across to often to folk concerts, but we do join in the sing-a-rounds in our local pub.
Should you want a copy of the tape, I can try & copy it for you onto another tape.
Regards,
T. C.


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,GUEST: Steve Corless
Date: 03 Feb 08 - 04:06 PM

The Three Crows performed at duckilfield Town Hall on Saturday 2nd Feb 08. Unfortunately FRank Delaney is no more, but there are now 5 Crows plus bass. Arthur and John, original members are stll going strong. Think they are back at the Town Hall in October.


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: Bernard
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 10:18 AM

Erm... is 'duckilfield' anywhere near Dukinfield?!


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Nathan Delaney
Date: 13 Feb 08 - 04:20 AM

Hi Guys - just found this site on Google!

I am one of Franks Son. He passed away in 1999.

It took The 'Crows a while to play again after his death, but they are playing again now. Generally it is only Charity events and such that they do, but they do sound as good as ever.

There are numerous albums going around, some even been put on to CD now!!!!!!

It is heartening to know that there is still such a strong following for them


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,BIG FAN
Date: 23 Feb 08 - 05:51 PM

Nathan,
They could never replace Fran, Your Dad, He was so funny, cheeky and clever, with a heart of gold. They only carry on because of your Dad and good causes.
Too many teachers correcting grammar! I wonder why.


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Subject: St Patrick's Day
From: GUEST,Margaret
Date: 15 Mar 08 - 10:53 PM

My favourite Pennine's song of all time. And topical on Monday.

On Saint Patrick's day, the seventeenth, from New York we set sail.
Good fortune did favour us wi' a sweet and a pleasant gale.
We tore away from Americae, the wind veered off the land.
And with courage brave we bore away, bound out for Newfoundland.

You all know the rest. When are the Pennines appearing somewhere again?

Do they have their own website?

Margaret


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,stuart in ashton
Date: 01 Jun 08 - 04:23 PM

For many many years enjoyed the Crows at (in) their annual pilgrimage to St.Thomas's Hadfield. Forgive the "grammar" and/or spelling,just thank "whoever?" if you saw them at their amusing, very local and musical best.


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,ME
Date: 02 Aug 08 - 06:45 PM

HI I WAS JUST WONDERING IF ANYONE KNOWS A SONG BY THE THREE CROWS, SOMETHING ABOUT GOING OUT TO SEA LIKE A SEA SHANTIES SONG? I CANT FIND IT ANYWHERE.


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Phil Vale
Date: 17 Aug 08 - 07:34 PM

My name is Phil Vale, and I am John Vale's Nephew.

I have always been a fan of the Crows, and happen to have a full set of their albums on CD:-

Inn Song
Live at Tameside Theatre
Three Crows Still Going
Three Crows 25 Years On
Three Crows Live (2 CD set)

I'm sure that if anyone were to want copies, for a donation to charity, something could be arranged.


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,sandra
Date: 03 Sep 08 - 05:50 AM

Hi the sea shanty is it "there were three score and ten, boys and men, were lost from grimsby town, from yarmouth up to scarborough many hundreds more were drowned" im not sure of the actually title tho , if anyone is interested the 3 crows are doing a concert at st anns hall in ashton under lyne on sept 30th in aid of the refurbishment of the hall.


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: peregrina
Date: 03 Sep 08 - 06:03 AM

You can find:three score and ten at the Yorkshire Garland site

words, music and even a button to click to hear it sung by Three Score and Ten


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: berwell
Date: 19 Sep 08 - 07:16 PM

if you love the 3 crows and there songs get down to the white house in stalybridge on a thursday to sing or just join in its a great night


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Sep 08 - 01:11 AM

Dear All,
in the 80's I lived in Hadfield and regularly went to see the Three Crows. My ex boyfriend pinched the only tape I had of their music so I have heard none of their music since then. I now live in Kenya and am yearning for a dose of decent english folk. Can any tell me how and where to get hold of the CDs that some of you have mentioned?

I will be back in the UK briefly in November so can sort out money and delivery etc then.

Hoping to hear back from someone

Michelle


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Sep 08 - 09:45 PM


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: Pilgrim
Date: 26 Sep 08 - 09:52 PM

Jambo Michelle. See Phils message above. If you don't get a response from him, message me and we can sort something out about getting you a copy of the purloined music in question.


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Michelle
Date: 06 Oct 08 - 10:21 AM

Habari Pilgrim
I haven't heard from Phil so can we sort something out instead?

Cheers,
Michelle


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: Pilgrim
Date: 08 Oct 08 - 11:04 AM

Course we can. Think you have to be a member to Private Message me to get me e-mail though.


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Alan Sellers (A poor substitute for Franny)
Date: 22 Nov 08 - 11:31 AM

In response to the post saying that you will hear Arthur and I each thursday at The White House, Stalybridge, you should know that Arthur will be leaving for Australia on Monday for eight weeks or so. Poor lad needs some sunshine. On behalf of the Three Crows I would like to thank our sponsors Ralgex, Lem-sip and Anusol for making it possible for us to appear at St Charles' Hadfield last night.


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Old Crone
Date: 09 Jan 09 - 05:10 AM

does anybody know were & when they are appearing next?


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Nic Sykes
Date: 05 Feb 09 - 07:42 PM

I'm a scout leader with 1st Hazel Grove Scout Group. For many years The Three Crows performed for us every year. These nights for always long awaited and we where never disapointed. It was so sad to here of Frannys untimley death. What a great man. I think we where the last performance Franny ever did(Marple Squash Club?) We all so miss the Crows very much not just because of the fundraising(always a sell out) but because of such a great night out. I've stumbled by chance on this web site and didn't know they where back playing. Whould love to hear them again and even better for them to come over to Sunny Hazel Grove to play for Scout Group and all the peaople who so miss them. Can any help me get in contact again. Thanks Nic   Nic.Sykes@tesco.net


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Donna Roberts
Date: 27 Jun 09 - 03:09 PM

To anyone who wants a 3 Crows update. They are still going as The Crows but sometimes as The 3 Crows still! I'm happy to say one of the group, John, is a friend of mine. Fran did die a few years ago which, of course, affected the remaining 2 Crows, but - they are still together and have other musicians/singers for concerts.

They are due to sing at Belper, Derbyshire on July 4th and also in Glossop on (I think) July 10th


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Alan Sellers
Date: 07 Jul 09 - 03:37 PM

Can confirm that Glossop Cricket Club on Friday 10th July is the Crows' next booking.


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: Rollitas
Date: 16 Jul 09 - 11:38 AM

Just found this thread!

I have been tryng to get the the three crows music on cd for as long as I can remember (Way too long) Used to have a tape but it went the way of most tapes and was detroyed by a hungry tape player.


Happy to make a donation can any one help?

thanks

Dont know how to post private messages


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Tommy
Date: 23 Jul 09 - 05:30 PM

I have just found a tape I bought about 18 years ago The Three Crows Still Going what great memories of watching them live. I saw them twice and they sound as good live as on tape. Very sorry to hear of Franny's passing, he and the other crows brought so much enjoyment to so many if only we could all say that.
If anyone knows when and where they will next be performing that would be great.


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Dave
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 08:50 AM

Saw the 3 crows two nights ago at Stamford (Stalybridge) Golf Club. Excellent night.


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Ian Barber
Date: 25 Sep 09 - 06:43 AM

Three Crows at the Junction. What nights they were! Every Wednesday in the aerly 70's we used to travel up from Glossop for a night of good beer (Robbies of course)n song. Nostaglia probably tints the reality but memories recall an evening of gentle innocent pleasures. Many a time we'd end up 'walking' back to Glossop having spent our bus fair on a final drink. Somewhere in the attic I have 2 or 3 of the recordings made live in the Junction. When I get back home I must search them out and then find something to play them on.
So, for old times sake lets hear one more rendition of '3 Ashton Mashers'
Ian Barber
barberikrr@tiscali.co.uk


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Lynne Lawton
Date: 15 Oct 09 - 07:17 AM

Hi Phil, am a huge fan of 'the crows' and have seen them many times. Really interested in purchasing copies of your CDs as I have never seen any of 'the crows' in CD format. If you could perhaps email me if you get the chance at lynnemaria@hotmail.com. Would really appreciate that.

Many Thanks, look forward to hearing from you.

Lynne


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Helen Silvers bristol Ex lancahire lass
Date: 03 Nov 09 - 03:54 PM

Hi I am an old follower of the 3 crows during the 1970s i went to the Junction on many occasions. I have 3 of their albums but have not seen them for over 25 years. Very sad to hear of frans passing.

Where are they playing again?


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Alan Sellers
Date: 09 Nov 09 - 10:16 AM

The Crows' next gig is Friday 13th November at St Charles' in Hadfield Glossop.


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Ruth
Date: 09 Nov 09 - 12:06 PM

I know them very well. Arthur Howard has been quite ill lately and sadly Fran died some years ago,but they're still doing their thing. Arthur lives in Dukinfield now and you could find out his next gig by visiting St Peter's RC church in Stalybridge where Arthur attends regularly. Don't want to give out personal numbers online.


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Nov 09 - 07:20 AM

does anybody know where and when they are next playing ?????


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,mark Healey
Date: 27 Dec 09 - 03:46 PM

HI every one
i used to watch the crows in the old days and still have a tape recording of the guys i moved to new zealand in the late 80s and one of the treasures i took with me was the three crows tape i can remember a show at two trees school many years ago and i think it was frank came on stage wearing a gas mask bloody funny it was
any way id like to get my hands on some cds if possible can any one help email me at mcfcnz@slingshot.co.nz


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Steve
Date: 20 Aug 10 - 06:58 AM

Just in the process of recording the 'Inn Songs' album (signed by all three) on to my iTunes cos it is years since I heard the album, and loved it.

Like others I am sorry to hear of Frans passing.

Used to love Wednesday nights at the Junction, travelled from Rossendale .... drank too much and then drove home .... oh how bad were we in those heady days !!!

Once recorded on to iTunes I can cut CDs or email tracks anywhere. Happy to oblige if that is OK with any one else, specially the remaining members and family of Fran.

If anybody knows where they are playing next then please tell.

Cheers
Steve
steve (at) pppix.com


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: No 1 Crow
Date: 22 Sep 10 - 02:46 PM

23//2010
Very surprised that people still remember the three crows!
Yes, we are doing the odd concert. The next one being 9th Oct 2010 at Hope Congregational Hall in Denton. The lady to contact is Judith on 0161 320 9527.
John and I have been joined by Alan Sellars, who plays anything with strings attached!!
For more info, contact me, Arthur, on kandahoward@talktalk.net
Good health and keep singing, Arthur.


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Alan Sellers
Date: 04 Nov 10 - 12:20 PM

The Crows will be appearing once again at St Charles, Hadfield on Friday 25th February when Arthur comes back from his holidays in Australia. If there is anyone desperate enough to hear him before then, he may be found at The Roe Cross in Mottram on thursdays 11th November and 25th November until he leaves for Oz on 8th December.


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Nov 10 - 12:07 PM


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,An old Hurst Crosser
Date: 10 Nov 10 - 09:10 PM

I also have an LP of Inn songs from the Junction, signed by the team, and would love to have it put on CD but how do I do It???   as an Ashton Masher coming on 60 and currently in S Aust..I,m not very savvy on doin things like that


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Phil Holden
Date: 25 Nov 10 - 10:56 AM

I used to live in Stalybridge and went to the Junctoion several times (I live in Dudley WM now). I have a record 'At the Junction', signed by the group, from 1973. On it is:
(1) Manchester Rambler, Kilroy, Three Score and Ten, Sally Brown, The Firest Time Ever, Stalybridge Song, Shoals of Herring, Dido, Bendigo
(2) Ashton Mashers, Streets of London,Rawtenstall Annual Fair, The Strangest Dream, Colmarts candy, German Clockwinder, Wild Mountain Thyme, Early In the Morning

I have just bought a record turntable that enables you to save the record on to a computer and from there you can save it on to a CD.

Its great to know the 'fan club' is still going.
Phil


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: Spot
Date: 26 Nov 10 - 09:35 AM

Halloo everybody..

Particularly to previous poster Phil Holden... Did you by any chance go under the nickname of Neddy in the late 60's? In a certain establishment overseen by a Dr.Couzens? Not far from Stalybridge.. ;-)

Regards..Spot


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,HazelB
Date: 23 Jan 11 - 02:52 PM

I used to go to Hyde Fol Club at Ewens Fields in the mid 1970s when it was run by Ad Hoc who used to do a marvellous song called "The Lancashire Lads" I think one of them was a medical student and they gave up the residency when he was taking exams.

Does anyone else remember them?


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Meg
Date: 04 Mar 11 - 05:53 PM

Hi all

Very old message, I appreciate, so a long shot.

Hyde United FC, was there every date. Even sung there with some group I was with at the time. Remember Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick visiting.

The Pennines were my stars. Loved everything they did. Saw them in 2009 in New Mills at a concert for Cancer Research in memory of Lynton Maconell's wife. They were as bloody good as they were in the 1960s.

Pete Bowler works in my local Tesco. Pete - when are you doing another reunion?

Well, you'll probably not read this, it's too old.

Meg


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Peter F Allsopp
Date: 10 Apr 11 - 08:01 PM

Hi All

I have just stumbled accross this website again after posting a message about the Three Crows years ago .Just been working through all the replies and am fascinated that they are still performing.I spent a lot of my youth at the Buffet Bar in Stalybridge on a saturday evening....with the barmaid Dot and her alsatian who tended to bark during the performances. Dot would shout 'shut up' !!!

Any recent news of The Crows would be appreciated.

Still no copy cd's of their original music available ?
I too have a signed 'At the Junction' LP plus Tickawinda's LP


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Chris Ccole
Date: 11 Apr 11 - 06:44 AM

I was in a band called Gorton Tank (in a bizzare way, we stil exist because we never officially spilt up!) The Crows used to run a club in the pub on the A 57 in the pub at the lights in the middle of Mottram. We played there a couple of time. other groups in the Tameside area were Tickawinda, Leatheryead Broth and Tom Shepley's Band, fronted by Jamie Knowles.i think some, or all members of The Three Crows worked at Wall's sausage factory in Godley, Hyde!


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Mike M
Date: 11 Apr 11 - 07:37 AM

Just to update evrybody The Roe Cross in Mottram is no longer a folk club as the new landlord dose not care about beer drinking folkies.so we have move to the GUN INN MOTTRAM, Arthur Howard sings there most thursdays , also monday nights at a brand new club in the Godley hall inn   right behind the Wall's sausage factory in Godley, Hyde


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: Pilgrim
Date: 22 May 11 - 09:32 AM

Cheers for the plug for the Gun Inn Mike. Hope you had a good time on Thursday despite being 'round the corner. Any chance of a copy of those photos you took? Cheers, James


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Meg
Date: 27 Aug 11 - 08:44 PM

Long for the old 1970s folkies. Any going still? The Pennines? Arthur of Tony and Arthur. So many others local to Manchester. Can't get to grips with all this folk roots stuff that Mike Harding has got into. Remember him when he was pre Rochdale Cowboy.

Anybody know of any real old folk clubs still doing the good stuff?

Meg


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Ray
Date: 28 Aug 11 - 07:10 AM

Hi Meg
The Pennines seem to have spread far and wide and I'm not sure who is still with us. Arthur lives in Bollington and, although he's not that well these days, he still runs a Friday night club at the Dog & Partridge in the village.
Ray


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Nov 11 - 05:52 AM

Hi,
we have the 3 Crows on at our Village Hall in Heyrod, Stalybridge on the 26th November 2011. Tickets are £10 includung a potato hash supper and can be obtained from me on 01613382003.
Bob Lear


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: moecurlythanu
Date: 20 Nov 11 - 10:09 AM

Does anyone know how to purchase the Pennine Folk reunion DVD mentioned by Pennine Pete in the post dated 20 Sep 06 - 10:27 PM ? No info was given there, and I would love to get my hands on a copy, as I have both Pennines LPs. Anyone? Pete?


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Dave Gilmore
Date: 23 Nov 11 - 02:59 AM

Hi
I'm wondering if anyone has a C.D. copy of The Three Crows Live at the Tameside Thaetre. My Dad used to have a vinyl copy but he's lost it. He used to love that L.P. and it would make a great Xmas present for him If I could obtain another version. I live in Ashton and canbe contacted at "davegiluk1@hotmail.com"
Thanks in advance.
Dave Gilmore


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: C Stuart Cook
Date: 23 Nov 11 - 07:26 AM

The Junction eventually ended up as a the venue for another club. Robin and Eric of Roberi ran it until the Landlord thought he could get more from letting a line dancing club use the room. He did for a while and then the bubble burst and he ended up with an empty room.

It's now shut and has ended up being converted into housing/flats. The sad ending for many pubs nowadays.

I suspect that Jamie Knowles ran a music session there for a while but may be wrong on that due to fogginess of the brain.


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Geoff Bannister
Date: 30 Nov 11 - 12:35 PM

I have an LP of the Three Crows - called 'Inn Song' Junction Inn, and it is signed by the group (Fran, Arthur, and John). It has 17 songs including The Oggy Song, Dirty Old Town, The Elephants Bottom etc. It was their second album released in 1975.Still good fun to isten too.


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Apr 12 - 12:32 PM

Anyone know if likelehood of 3 Crows performing during 2012. Last time we saw them was early 80's. I found a clip on Youtube of their [erformance at Heyrod. Only talking about them yesterday with my sister Annette who had struck up correspondence with Arthur Howard a number of years ago. She would like to contact him again and perhaps make a trip up from her home in Sutton Coldfield to see them perform again.

Chris Jenkins - cjenks31 at gmail.com


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,julie
Date: 14 May 12 - 06:06 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=3VUea6Ddl3Y


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,A Guest
Date: 20 May 12 - 10:01 AM

I remember the Crows music but not the group, I remember the Pennine folk, in fact so well that we returned to Ewen Fields club last year for our 40th Wedding anniversary and Chris sent along a couple of CD's of the Pennines music, he could not be there in person.


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: Spot
Date: 20 May 12 - 03:02 PM

Hallo everybody...

I spent many a happy Saturday night at Ewen Fields Folk Club, many, many years ago.. The Pennine Folk then, were, Pete Astles, Chris Swann, Margaret Whitehead, Ken Campbell and, I think, Ken Clapton with another occasional lass, Diane I can't remember........ very very fond memories... prob 45 years ago...sheesh, where does it go??

Regards to all...Spot :-)


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: Spot
Date: 20 May 12 - 03:05 PM

Hmmm...just reread the previous posts... I'm chronologically wrong..   A
GAIN!!   Sorry... still good times though...

Spot!!


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Arthur of the three crows
Date: 30 Aug 12 - 12:57 PM

We are back in action again,next
concert 50th anniversary at the Jubilee Hall Dukinfield on 12th October for tickets e mail kandahoward@talktalk.net


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Sam McGrady
Date: 03 Sep 12 - 06:11 AM

I've just finished converting two recordings of the Three Crows to MP3 and re-mastering them for the Bodhran player from the band I currently play with Run out the Guns. I was a member of the Oaklands Folk Group who took over the Hyde United residency I think it was around 1973 or 74 I later went on to play with Bullock Smithy the Stockport based folk band on bass originally and later, when we reformed after Trevor Cowdrey & Stan Gee passed away, on fiddle and mandolin. I remember the Three Crows well and particularly Fran who was very encouraging of the young man I was in those days. I'm saddened to learn of his passing. I also remember Tickawinda from the Rose and Crown days and of course the Pennines, Sunwheel et al. It's been a lovely hour or so reading these posts and nice to see so many people remember those golden years of the folk revival. We play a residency at the Station Pub on Warrington St Ashton if anyone is interested it's the last Saturday of every month and it's biker and folkie freindly. We're also gigging all over the Greater Manchester area and you can get details of venues and dates etc plus stream some of our stuff at www.runouttheguns.com


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: Pilgrim
Date: 02 Jan 13 - 11:54 AM

To all the above folk who were asking about Three Crows cds, the 50th Anniversary Concert is available as a download on bandcamp. 31 tracks of the same old daft jokes and banter and Arthur delighting as he has done for the last fifty years. I reckon it's worth the fiver (which goes to charity anyway) but have a look and see what you reckon: http://thethreecrows.bandcamp.com/album/live-50th-anniversary-concert
happy New Year, Pilgrim xx


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Alan Sellers
Date: 02 Feb 13 - 01:32 PM

It is with great sadness that I post this to inform you that Arthur passed away today. Singing duets with Franny in heaven now.


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Feb 13 - 04:19 PM

mike and ann

so sorry to hear this very sad news
Arthur will be sadly missed.


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Big A
Date: 07 Feb 13 - 08:47 AM

So very very sad............

There will never be a nicer mon like thee


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Guest - Cath
Date: 08 Feb 13 - 09:02 AM

Goodnight and God Bless, sleep tight, all the best. We'll miss you Arthur x


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,neil gardiner
Date: 12 Feb 13 - 06:15 AM

Sorry to hear the sad news re Arthur. The local music scene will be a sadder place.


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Big A
Date: 12 Feb 13 - 11:30 AM

A very moving service, hundreds - yes hundreds of people in the packed church......standing in the aisles and at the back............well there would be, wouldn't there...all to say a loving farewell to a smashing fella........

We will miss you so, dear dear Arthur........

XX


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Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
From: GUEST,Stalybridge Lad
Date: 26 Sep 15 - 05:34 AM

My parents were big fans of the Three Crows, my Mum worked at the Junction in Mottram around 1970 when it was run by Albert and Betty Jackson. My most abiding memory was when the Crows played a good couple of hours set at my Dad's retirement party at Stockport police station. The song that stands out in my mind is "Hattersley" - a humorous and catchy number about the forced relocation of "Auntie Ada" from the Manchester terraces to the fresh air and green spaces of Longdendale.

"Oh Hattersley, oh Hattersley, your spirit wild and free. Your heart is made of concrete, but you're paradise to me..."

Great song, great bunch of lads.


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