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Subject: RE: Jon Rennard - info rqd
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 12 Jan 21 - 02:53 AM

Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger FFS.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Jon Rennard - info rqd
From: GUEST,Tony Bowman
Date: 11 Jan 21 - 06:02 PM

Dave. Jon,Bob Clarke,American & I ran that Club in Bingley. We had Euan Macall & Peggy Segar there once. Happy days!


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Subject: RE: Jon Rennard - info rqd
From: GUEST,Tony Bowman
Date: 11 Jan 21 - 05:50 PM

Carrie. I knew Jon well & have a photo together. We ran the Folk Club @ The Ferrands Arms in Bingley for many years. A good lad & great entertainer.


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Subject: RE: Jon Rennard - info rqd
From: GUEST,Mark Peers
Date: 29 Jul 19 - 11:22 AM

Incredible to think that today is Jon's 48th anniversary.

I was listening to some tapes just the other day of Jon playing with the JBW Jugband on a live gig in Harrogate with some rousing stuff including backing Diz Disley on Bill Bailey.

Jon is still much missed


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Subject: RE: Jon Rennard - info rqd
From: GUEST,padgett
Date: 10 Sep 16 - 02:49 AM

Jon was from the looks and recordings I have been given (Graham Holloway) a fine singer and guitarist and i agree the songs are unbelieveably good and his demise truly devastating ~ few have in my mind since been able to repeat his standard of performance ~ a sad sad loss of such talent

Ray


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Subject: RE: Jon Rennard - info rqd
From: GUEST,Tony Bowman
Date: 09 Sep 16 - 04:57 PM

Jon,Bob CLark & myself set up the Folk Club @ The Ferrands Arms Bingley way back,& we ran it for about 10 years I think-it was a long time ago & I am 81 now.We called it Captain Ferrands Folk Club.Jon was magic on stage & the more he drank the better he performed & had the audience eating out of his hand.He was quite a character too.I had a party at the brewery in Kirkstall where I worked & lived & of course Jon & Marsh were there & helped themselves to a few bottles from the store when they left ,Jon later told me.Dave Anderson the Scotsman was also there-where is he now?Great memories of Strutt & Knowles & Sobel,great days & parties @ Bobs place.Jon was on the way to great things-I remember Euan McCall &Peggy Seeger,Tim Hart & Maddy Prior,Jeremy Taylor& Dave Burland,The Bolton Bullfrog @ the Ferrands & Jim Wishart(where is he now?) We actually ran a Folk Festival in Jons name for a couple of years & I have the presentation cup @ home. Still remember Jon quite vividly.


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Subject: RE: Jon Rennard - info rqd
From: GUEST,elaine
Date: 24 Sep 15 - 07:31 AM

I remember Jon in the 60s when he sang in a group. He sang all the Beatles songs.


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Subject: RE: Jon Rennard - info rqd
From: GUEST,mebuda
Date: 06 May 15 - 02:26 AM

To anyone who is still interested in obtaining Jon Rennard's music, I just found both his albums, Brimbledon Fair and The Parting Glass, with extra tracks!! available to buy for download on Amazon. Absolutely delighted. Rennard really is great, and it's wonderful to hear his music again.


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Subject: RE: Jon Rennard - info rqd
From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 08 Apr 14 - 07:47 AM

The nephew of Jon Rennard's son has posted two videos to YouTube showing Jon's guitar that he used on tour. I am not sure if this is the same guitar that Jon is holding in the photo on the back sleeve of "Brimbledon Fair".

Jon Rennard's Guitar 1

Jon Rennard's Guitar 2


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Subject: RE: Jon Rennard - info rqd
From: GUEST,MaxBolch
Date: 05 Jun 13 - 07:55 AM

I'm a student from Germany, equipped with an (unfortunately quite rudimentary) amateur studio and very much interested in British folk music.
I had the honour of providing the Irish musician Mr Mick Fitzgerald ('In The Morning') with my guitar and some amplification when he played some spontaneous gigs around Rheinbach, waking my interest in the lesser-known artists of the folk scene - such as Mr Rennard. Especially "Lullaby" and "Holmfirth Anthem" impressed (and still impress) me a lot.

Although I'm of a different generation and, most importantly, from a different country, I'd gladly support any efforts to grant this inspiring musician the deserved re-issue of his recordings. Motco stated that the holders of the master tapes do not believe in a commercial release. Nowadays there are so many ways to 'monitor' the prefinancing of low-edition CD/LP/Download releases via the Internet. A non-profit release could theoretically be realised - only, of course, if the family and the tape holders are interested in such a project.

I see that some people in this forum have already made efforts to find tapes etc. If some concrete plans should arise, I'd gladly offer any help or advance a bit of money on loan. If, however, the technical issues would be the limiting factor, I could provide a small Revox/Studer PR99 2-track studio machine to transfer potential stereo tapes into HQ-WAV files.


Best wishes,

Max


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Subject: RE: Jon Rennard - info rqd
From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 05 May 13 - 11:02 AM

LilacVine has closed her YouTube channel and so the videos she made of Jon are no longer available. I have uploaded the 3 songs that are no longer on YouTube:

Go From My Window

The Bailiff's Daughter of Islington

Brimbledon Fair


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Subject: RE: Jon Rennard - info rqd
From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 17 Jan 13 - 10:37 AM

Jon singing "Young Ramble-away" is on YouTube:

Jon Rennard - Brimbledon Fair


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Subject: RE: John Rennard Leeds 1964-7
From: GUEST,Ebor_Fiddler
Date: 16 Jan 13 - 07:22 PM

Remeber his "Young Rambleaway"?


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Subject: RE: Jon Rennard - info rqd
From: GUEST,Ebor_Fiddler
Date: 16 Jan 13 - 07:21 PM

He was a lovely person. I make no apologies for "nicking" stuff from him. He was worth it.


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Subject: RE: John Rennard Leeds 1964-7
From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 16 Jan 13 - 06:32 PM

Wikipedia


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Subject: RE: Jon Rennard - info rqd
From: GUEST,Dave Arthur
Date: 01 Jul 12 - 06:47 PM

I've only just found this Jon thread. He was a lovely guy, great fun and a fine singer. A few days before he died he spent the day with Toni and myself in our cottage in Hurst Green in Surrey at the end of a southern tour. The weather was fabulous and we lay about in the sun eating strawberries and cream and talking about music and future plans. We had no idea when we waved him goodbye as he drove off up our lane that we'd never see him again, and that the folk scene and his family would lose such a sweet person. Of all the friends that have died over the years Jon is the one who most frequently pops into my mind, and I can never hear 'The Parting Glass' without thinking of him lying on our sunny lawn, laughing and eating strawberries. Such a shame, as, of course, are the deaths of so many other lovely members of the folk music community.


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Subject: RE: Jon Rennard - info rqd
From: GUEST,Barbara
Date: 01 Jul 12 - 10:15 AM

Jane was one of my flatmates in Leeds in those days and Jon spent plenty of time there when we four physio students lived together in Headingley. Many happy nights were spent at Folk Clubs in and around Leeds in late sixties. Also remember well Bob Clark and his roommates at that time. Spoke to Jane on Friday.


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Subject: RE: Jon Rennard - info rqd
From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 19 Apr 12 - 11:01 AM

In June last year LilacVine uploaded to YouTube a video as a personal tribute to Jon titled "Jon Rennard Tribute & Leeds Memories". The song used was "Garners Gay" from "The Parting Glass" LP. The video shows how Leeds, where Jon lived, has changed in the 40 years since his death. I posted a link to the video in this thread. I have made another video for that song and included Jon's introduction :) Sometimes bawdy, but never offensive, Jon's comments on his songs -- contrasting sharply with his obvious respect for them when he sang -- were part of the charm which endeared him to enthusiasts throughout the land.

Garners Gay


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Subject: RE: Jon Rennard - info rqd
From: GUEST,Paul Denham
Date: 25 Jan 12 - 12:17 PM

As a former resident of Leeds, - I recall that heard Jon Rennard in a folk club probably in the very early 70s and really enjoyed the music he played. I was looking for a recording of the Holmfirth anthem and found Jon Rennard on You tube and thought it the best on YOU Tube so much I listened to others of the recording of Jon that have been uploaded especially the Parting Glass. thanks to all the contributors above and to enjay for the chance to hear Jon again.


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Subject: RE: Jon Rennard - info rqd
From: GUEST,Dave G
Date: 22 Dec 11 - 12:24 PM

Many thanks for that eanjay. Brings back fond memories of a fine singer and a very funny man.


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Subject: RE: Jon Rennard - info rqd
From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 21 Dec 11 - 03:25 PM

I have just uploaded The Parting Glass to YouTube. I have left in Jon's introduction to the song and I have copied the following information from the back of the LP (recorded at the Bate Hall Folk Club, Macclesfield, November 1970) cover:


"Although JON RENNARD'S first album -- "Brimbledon Fair" -- was a great success, embodying as it did immaculate performances of many of his best loved songs and ballads, it was a studio recording and inevitably lacking the 'magic' atmosphere for which he was justly renowned.

Here, in his second and last record, we salute Jon as his countless friends and followers knew and loved him -- holding a folk club audience spellbound with his renderings of tender ballads, drawing their eager participation in the chorus songs and reducing them to helpless mirth with the irreverence of his introductions. Sometimes bawdy, but never offensive, Jon's comments on his songs -- contrasting sharply with his obvious respect for them when he sang -- were part of the charm which endeared him to enthusiasts throughout the land.

This is an edited version of one evening's guest appearance at an ordinary, average FOLK CLUB. We were concerned not to embellish the occasion, making the microphones, etc. as unobtrusive as possible and the guest even received his fee! In the subsequent editing of the tapes we were faced with an overabundance of material and the most agonising part was deciding what to omit.

The result, we feel, is JON RENNARD -- "warts an' all".

And when thyself
with shining foot
Shall pass among the
Guest Star-scatter'd on the grass
And in thy joyous errand
reach the spot
where I made one-turn
down an empty Glass!

a verse from Omar Khayyám"


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Subject: RE: Jon Rennard - info rqd
From: GUEST,candybrae
Date: 04 Dec 11 - 07:17 PM

I think it is better to have loved and lost...then to never have loved at all.


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Subject: RE: Jon Rennard - info rqd
From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 26 Nov 11 - 06:49 PM

I have spent today making a video of "In Your Smile" which I have uploaded to my YouTube channel. I have included Jon's introduction to the song which is amusing and it is followed by his tender rendition of his song.

"In Your Smile" ~ a beautiful love song


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Subject: RE: Jon Rennard - info rqd
From: GUEST,Candy
Date: 23 Nov 11 - 06:13 PM

I read all of this with tears in my eyes after all these years. I still hold many kind regards for Jon. He always made me laugh. I found him so warm and funny. I so loved to hear him play. He will "NEVER" be forgotten in my heart. "In Your Smile" will always remind me of Jon and the love he held for my sister.


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Subject: RE: Jon Rennard - info rqd
From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 11 Nov 11 - 06:25 PM

Candy Brae, some people may not realise that Jon's beautiful song "In Your Smile" was written for your sister Jane.

In Your Smile

such a beautiful song


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Subject: RE: Jon Rennard - info rqd
From: GUEST,Candy Brae
Date: 11 Nov 11 - 02:06 PM

I hear from Jane often (or Janie as you called her.) I know her very well. She is my sister.


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Subject: RE: Jon Rennard - info rqd
From: GUEST,Ramblin Bert
Date: 24 Oct 11 - 07:36 AM


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Subject: RE: Jon Rennard - info rqd
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 08 Sep 11 - 12:51 PM

I wonder if MARK PEERS who posted to this thread would mind getting in touch with me at contact@lostfolktapes.com, please? I can't PM you Mark, because you posted as a guest, but I'd like to talk to you about a possible interview/article for my Lost Folk Tapes website.

Cheers,

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Jon Rennard - info rqd
From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 07 Aug 11 - 03:09 PM

2A Methley Drive :)

The Eigerwand is an original composition from Jon about the abortive attempt in 1936 to climb the Eiger by a team of mountaineers.


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Subject: RE: Jon Rennard - info rqd
From: GUEST,Gillyharvey25
Date: 06 Aug 11 - 05:07 PM

Jon played regularly in The Kennet Folk Club in Aldermaston Berkshire and was a brilliant singer and friend. My ex has copies of both Brimbledon Fair and A Parting Glass but, the way of the world, I can't get copies. If anyone could do me copies in any form I would be most grateful. I have the words of a song Jon used to sing hand written by him on headed note paper, I think it was no. 21A but definitely Methley Drive, Leeds.
Gilly


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Subject: RE: Jon Rennard - info rqd
From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 06 Aug 11 - 10:15 AM

Banks Of Sweet Primroses


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Subject: RE: Jon Rennard - info rqd
From: GUEST,Dave G
Date: 29 Jul 11 - 01:19 PM

Remembering Jon on the 40th anniversary of his death.


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Subject: RE: Jon Rennard - info rqd
From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 29 Jul 11 - 08:00 AM

I have also uploaded this video of Jon singing the Leon Rosselson song Jumbo the Elephant .

There is now a good representation of Jon's talent on these YouTube channels:

http://www.youtube.com/user/jeana1001

http://www.youtube.com/user/LilacVine

Jon was a talented and popular performer; live performances by him were magical. It is important that people can search for him online and find examples of his singing/songwriting/guitar playing as well as being able to capture some of the magic of a live performance by him; he had a great sense of humour. His death was a huge loss to folk music.


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Subject: RE: Jon Rennard - info rqd
From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 29 Jul 11 - 04:09 AM

Today is the 40th anniversary of Jon's death and I have uploaded The Female Drummer Boy to my YouTube channel. Jon sang this song on the LP "The Parting Glass" which was recorded at the Bate Hall Folk Club, Macclesfield in November 1970.


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Subject: RE: Jon Rennard - info rqd
From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 15 Jul 11 - 04:46 AM

A fun song Sailor Jack McCoy


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From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 29 Jun 11 - 12:12 PM

Follow The Plough ~ bawdy but not offensive :)


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Subject: RE: Jon Rennard - info rqd
From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 26 Jun 11 - 07:42 AM

The Ballad of Joseph Myers ~ sung by Jon on the LP "Brimbledon Fair". The words come from Kirkstall Abbey Museum and the melody from Jon.


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Subject: RE: Jon Rennard - info rqd
From: Richard Hardaker
Date: 25 Jun 11 - 05:32 AM

More thanks for posting this selection of Jon's recordings on Youtube and reminding us what a considerable talent was lost to us those years ago.
I only heard Jon perform once, at Harrogate Folk Club when it was at the Irish Club on East Parade, probably spring or early summer of 1971 not long before he was killed. On that occasion representatives of the local bench of magistrates turned up to see what these young people were getting up to with their folk music. They went away greatly impressed. If Ray Black, folk club organiser at that time follows this forum he may be able to confirm these details.


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Subject: RE: Jon Rennard - info rqd
From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 21 Jun 11 - 06:40 PM

Garners Gay


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From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 19 Jun 11 - 07:29 PM

Broom Besoms


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From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 15 Jun 11 - 09:04 AM

Regency is an instrumental which Jon wrote.


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From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 14 Jun 11 - 02:29 PM

This is the wonderful Holmfirth Anthem which Jon sang so beautifully. "Where the pratty pratty flowers grow."


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Subject: RE: Jon Rennard - info rqd
From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 13 Jun 11 - 06:01 PM

The Sheffield Apprentice


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Subject: RE: Jon Rennard - info rqd
From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 08 Jun 11 - 01:55 PM

"In Your Smile" is a beautiful love song written by Jon.


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Subject: RE: Jon Rennard - info rqd
From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 08 Jun 11 - 06:54 AM

I Live Not Where I Love


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Subject: RE: Jon Rennard - info rqd
From: The Sandman
Date: 07 Jun 11 - 09:34 AM

lovely singing and guitar playing, thanks.


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Subject: RE: Jon Rennard - info rqd
From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 07 Jun 11 - 08:43 AM

Go From My Window

The Parting Glass

Lullaby

The Bailiff's Daughter of Islington


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Subject: RE: Jon Rennard - info rqd
From: GUEST,Lilacvine
Date: 23 May 11 - 12:25 PM

You're both very welcome! Just thought he deserved to be remembered.


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Subject: RE: Jon Rennard - info rqd
From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 23 May 11 - 11:54 AM

Lilacvine ~ thank you so much for putting the video of Brimbledon Fair on YouTube. I will share it on facebook.


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Subject: RE: Jon Rennard - info rqd
From: The Sandman
Date: 23 May 11 - 07:54 AM

thanks lilacvine, very enjoyable


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