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Rosie Hardman?

burntstump 09 Aug 04 - 01:17 PM
GUEST,MCP 09 Aug 04 - 02:05 PM
Alio 09 Aug 04 - 02:41 PM
Bernard 09 Aug 04 - 05:31 PM
PennyBlack 09 Aug 04 - 09:52 PM
Dave Hanson 10 Aug 04 - 03:11 AM
Dave Masterson 10 Aug 04 - 03:44 AM
Alio 10 Aug 04 - 04:02 AM
Kevin Sheils 10 Aug 04 - 04:21 AM
GUEST,Raggytash 10 Aug 04 - 05:02 AM
Dave Bryant 10 Aug 04 - 05:12 AM
Carol 10 Aug 04 - 06:12 AM
GUEST,Rosie Hardman 10 Aug 04 - 09:57 AM
burntstump 10 Aug 04 - 10:53 AM
burntstump 10 Aug 04 - 11:13 AM
Mary Humphreys 10 Aug 04 - 11:49 AM
nutty 10 Aug 04 - 12:02 PM
Bernard 10 Aug 04 - 02:10 PM
Barbara 10 Aug 04 - 02:39 PM
Little Robyn 10 Aug 04 - 03:43 PM
Dave Bryant 11 Aug 04 - 05:30 AM
Bernard 11 Aug 04 - 11:41 AM
Herga Kitty 11 Aug 04 - 06:33 PM
8_Pints 11 Aug 04 - 07:44 PM
Bernard 12 Aug 04 - 12:15 PM
GUEST,Bobby's Girl 12 Aug 04 - 12:46 PM
burntstump 14 Aug 04 - 11:22 AM
GUEST,Rosie 24 Aug 04 - 12:00 PM
GUEST,Steve Power 05 Jun 12 - 09:11 PM
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MGM·Lion 06 Jun 12 - 02:02 AM
Bernard 06 Jun 12 - 06:25 AM
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Subject: Rosie Hardman?
From: burntstump
Date: 09 Aug 04 - 01:17 PM

What happened to Rosie Hardman, is she still performing?


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Subject: RE: Rosie Hardman?
From: GUEST,MCP
Date: 09 Aug 04 - 02:05 PM

I haven't seen her perform for years, but she has a website at: Rosie Hardman

Mick


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Subject: RE: Rosie Hardman?
From: Alio
Date: 09 Aug 04 - 02:41 PM

Rosie's CD, The Lost Leader, is my album of the month on BBC GMR Sounds of Folk.

We've prerecorded her introducing the track each week, and on Monday August 23rd she's our guest on the show. That's pre-recorded as well, as she doesn't often leave her home in Sutton Coldfield any kmore.

The album is brilliant!

Ali


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Subject: RE: Rosie Hardman?
From: Bernard
Date: 09 Aug 04 - 05:31 PM

Rosie 'retired' from the folk scene 12 years ago for a number of reasons...

Cigarette smoke was one problem, and arthritis was another. There were other reasons, too, but you'll have to ask Rosie about that - or tune in to BBC GMR Sounds of Folk with Alio (see above!). I was the lucky one who went down to Rosie and Bob's house in Sutton Coldfield for a very interesting interview and a truly enjoyable afternoon's nattering about old times.

Rosie is delighted that so many people even remember her - as if we could forget! I've known her since the late 1960s (when she was doing predominantly trad material!), but we will never see a live performance from her again... she won't be swayed on that one. Her beautiful custom made guitar never comes out of the wardrobe...

You can email Rosie via her wonderful website, which is all her own work! Tell her I sent you! Maybe we can even persuade her to join Mudcat...

TTFN

Bernard


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Subject: RE: Rosie Hardman?
From: PennyBlack
Date: 09 Aug 04 - 09:52 PM

Hear Hear Rosie is a lovely lady and her CD as mentioned above is a must for every collection, now I wonder how the new CD of old material/MP3s/piccys is coming on?

Thanks for the thread it reminded me it's been too long since I last emailed her so I will do so now. What times we had a Fleetwood and Blackpool Folk clubs - "No Birds Allowed"!

P.B.


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Subject: RE: Rosie Hardman?
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 10 Aug 04 - 03:11 AM

Who can forget Rosie's brilliant version of ' Queen Eleanors Confession ' magic.

eric


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Subject: RE: Rosie Hardman?
From: Dave Masterson
Date: 10 Aug 04 - 03:44 AM

I remember seeing Rosie at the Coach House in Farningham many moons ago, and still have a copy of her early album 'Second season came' with Bob (I'm assuming the Bob mentioned in the earlier posting is Bob Axford) – lovely music.


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Subject: RE: Rosie Hardman?
From: Alio
Date: 10 Aug 04 - 04:02 AM

The first time I saw her was when she performed at the Tameside Canals Festival back in the 80's and I was just bowled over!

Ali


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Subject: RE: Rosie Hardman?
From: Kevin Sheils
Date: 10 Aug 04 - 04:21 AM

Bob Axford was Rosie's guitar accompanist for some time, but I guess the Bob referred to above is her husband, who I always thought was called Rob, but may be wrong.

Some confusion may have occured since his name is Rob (Bob?) Ixer, so some similarity in sound.

Bob Axford worked for a few years on the record stall at Sidmouth and Towersey festivals and I last saw him play about 3 years back at my club when he turned up in a trio with Pete Harris.


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Subject: RE: Rosie Hardman?
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 10 Aug 04 - 05:02 AM

I swopped a few emails with Rosie some months back, as Bernard said she is delighted that people still ask after her and hanker to hear her perform. Would mind having her albums on CD if they are now available the vinyl are past their best.


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Subject: RE: Rosie Hardman?
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 10 Aug 04 - 05:12 AM

Rosie is a lovely lady and wrote some wonderful songs. I swapped some e-mails with her a while back and she seemed genuinely pleased to hear from me and talk about old times. Linda sings "Lady for Today".


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Subject: RE: Rosie Hardman?
From: Carol
Date: 10 Aug 04 - 06:12 AM

I can't remember where I heard Rosie - I think it was more than once in the 80s or even 70s and would have been at Hartlepool and or at Stockton folk clubs and perhaps Redcar Festival but I thought her singing was fabulous then and was only wondering the other day why you never hear of her these days. Another one is Steve Turner - I bought my concertina from him and no I don't want a refund!!


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Subject: RE: Rosie Hardman?
From: GUEST,Rosie Hardman
Date: 10 Aug 04 - 09:57 AM

Hi Everybody!

Well how nice to be remembered this way! OK - let's answer some of the questions..

1. First of all I am still in touch with Bob Axford but my hubby is Rob Ixer who is a mineralogist. He retires from the University of Birmingham in September and then we are thinking of moving to a bungalow... maybe down in Somerset. We are ruled by a grey poodle/bearded collie crossbreed called Tiffin who we rescued about 18 months ago after appalling treatment by previous owners. He is over 10 years old and thick as two short planks but we love him to death. he can snore for England - Bernard had him removed from the room when we were doing the recording because he was making such a racket....
2. I stopped playing for a number of reasons, smoking in folk clubs, which was damaging my health was the main one but there were a number of others. My biggest love was recording and I knew there was no chance of making another album - the kind of album I loved had big backings and there just wasn't the money to do it. Also I had learned to swim and within 20 months had become a qualified teacher and was teaching 5 days per week. Trying to combine the two careers was pretty difficult... then of course the arthritis was also starting to kick in...
3. The multi-media project had to be shelved after 3 years solid work because we could not get the copyrights cleared for everything. It was to have been a complete archive of my career (Bernard Cromarty has seen it.... check him out for his opinion!). We had permission to put ALL my albums on the CD in the form of MP3s... until we came, of course, to Dave Bulmer and Celtic Music. He wouldn't give permission for the tracks to even appear in that form. Without the early albums it was no longer a complete archive and that was what finally killed it..... Shame - there were over 100 photos, 245 MP3s of almost every song I ever sang, articles, radio interviews etc... it would have made a terrific CD but (Sigh........)
4. The Lost Leader has done incredibly well. I recorded it in 73 but could never release it until I got involved in the web and I'm delighted that this rare recording by Bill Leader, whilst he still had Leader records, is finally available. Fortunately it was a private recording that I paid for and was NOT part of the by now legendary 'Leader/Trailer Catalog'.... I am in the process of buying back the rights to the Plant Life albums I made and I hope to release those as soon as possible.
5. I actually retired in 1992 and never play now - in fact the guitar has only come out of its case twice since I retired and staggered me the first time (after 7 years) by still being perfectly in tune. I now live more or less on the computer and teach computer graphics on-line using a program called PhotoImpact by Ulead. I also provide graphics for web-sites professionally and run three large websites which take a lot of my time (still teach swimming three lunchtimes a week too).
If anyone wishes to write and say hello - order a CD or put their name down to be told when the Plant Life albums come out, I would love to hear from you. Just go to my website (link in post above) and there is an email link there under 'Contact Me' - just click on the little envelope.
Thanks so much for all the lovely things said above - it is genuinely touching to be remembered so fondly. :-)
Lots of love
Rosie


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Subject: RE: Rosie Hardman?
From: burntstump
Date: 10 Aug 04 - 10:53 AM

Great to hear from you Rosie, fond memories of you at Lambley Folk Club near Nottingham and the concert with the McCalmans at the village hall, I know you will remember because you blew them off the stage with your staggering performance that night. That concert is still talked about here in Nottingham.What talent! Many thanks Rosie
God Bless.

Any one else there that night?


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Subject: RE: Rosie Hardman?
From: burntstump
Date: 10 Aug 04 - 11:13 AM

Great to hear from you Rosie, fond memories of you at Lambley Folk Club near Nottingham and the concert with the McCalmans at the village hall, I know you will remember because you blew them off the stage with your staggering performance that night. That concert is still talked about here in Nottingham.What talent! Many thanks Rosie
God Bless.

Any one else there that night?


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Subject: RE: Rosie Hardman?
From: Mary Humphreys
Date: 10 Aug 04 - 11:49 AM

Hi Rosie,
I still have a copy of the Manchester Folk Directory that you produced in March 1968. It was done on a Roneo or something similar, and Ned Ogier and I took out an advert in it ( at great sacrifice to our student grants in those days!)It was the North West's precursor to Direct Roots - only 35 years or so in advance of the times!
You were always a mover and shaker in the old establishment, and I for one will always remember your performances which were spellbinding.
I hope we can meet again sometime, to talk over the old days.
Love
Mary Humphreys


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Subject: RE: Rosie Hardman?
From: nutty
Date: 10 Aug 04 - 12:02 PM

Are you still an origami expert, Rosie?

How my son loved the little origami figures you made for him, particularly the ones that moved. But that was a long time ago (early in the seventies.)

I love the website by the way


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Subject: RE: Rosie Hardman?
From: Bernard
Date: 10 Aug 04 - 02:10 PM

Ooops! Sorry if I caused some confusion! Of course I meant Rob... it's just that I've been trying to get hold of Bob (Axford) for a week or two, and his emails are bouncing (over quota)... :o(

Anyway, glad to see you drop in for a 'chat', Rosie! Thanks again for your hospitality (and that wonderful Belgian chocolate mousse dessert!! I've tracked 'em down!!) the other week!


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Subject: RE: Rosie Hardman?
From: Barbara
Date: 10 Aug 04 - 02:39 PM

You might note that in the Queen Eleanor's Confession thread, Rosie is looking for anyone who might have made a recording of her singing that song.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Rosie Hardman?
From: Little Robyn
Date: 10 Aug 04 - 03:43 PM

I remember Loughborough 1972, when Rosie sang 'This man' and a very drunk Alex Campbell was the MC. Some amazing back chat!
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Rosie Hardman?
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 11 Aug 04 - 05:30 AM

Wasn't "This Man" actually about Alex ?


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Subject: RE: Rosie Hardman?
From: Bernard
Date: 11 Aug 04 - 11:41 AM

Yes, it was... 'As he hides behind the whisky glass he's holding in his hand', if my memory serves!

Rosie has many fond memories of Alex - he was a sad loss for all of us.


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Subject: RE: Rosie Hardman?
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 11 Aug 04 - 06:33 PM

I met Rosie, and Bob Axford at my second Sidmouth, in 1969, and sang more or less her version of "Queen Eleanor's Confession" in the Oxford Playhouse in 1972, when the Heritage folk club put on a show for a week (indirectly sabotaged by a miners' strike that meant the theatre was dark for one night and left the folk club with hardly any funds to book guests the next term when it was my turn to choose the guests.....)

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Rosie Hardman?
From: 8_Pints
Date: 11 Aug 04 - 07:44 PM

I also remember Rosie performing at the now defunct Manchester Sports Guild (MSG) managed by the irascible Bob Jenks.

Many fond memories!

Bob vG


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Subject: RE: Rosie Hardman?
From: Bernard
Date: 12 Aug 04 - 12:15 PM

Rosie, I wonder if you'd like to tell the 'wish the ground would open up and swallow me' tale you told me about 'Queen Eleanor' at a certain festival...? Hah!

May I also re-iterate that Rosie is looking for a recording of her singing it, as it was never 'officially' recorded. Quality isn't that important, as it isn't for commercial purposes.


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Subject: RE: Rosie Hardman?
From: GUEST,Bobby's Girl
Date: 12 Aug 04 - 12:46 PM

I saw Rosie when I used to play in folk clubs in the RAF in the seventies. I loved her songs, aand used to sing "Lady for Today" and "Southern Comfort". My daughter is just about to try her hand at folk club performing, and she loves those two songs. She plans to include them in her repertoire, so I hope Rosie will be pleased to think that her songs are going on with another generation of singers.


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Subject: RE: Rosie Hardman?
From: burntstump
Date: 14 Aug 04 - 11:22 AM


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Subject: RE: Rosie Hardman?
From: GUEST,Rosie
Date: 24 Aug 04 - 12:00 PM

I'm delighted to hear that my songs are being carried on by the younger generation! Thanks so much for all your support over the years and for passing them on to the next generation! :)


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Subject: RE: Rosie Hardman?
From: GUEST,Steve Power
Date: 05 Jun 12 - 09:11 PM

Hi Rosie

I saw you a number of times in the late 70's early eighties at Ilkley College up in West Yorks. You were much loved by many of the students. I have been profoundly deaf for many years now and just recently had the opportunity of having my hearing restored in one ear. The first music i wanted to hear was yours. I kept all your albums and a single including one signed by you, to me, which is very special.

One of my friends Tom came over this evening and he listended to a few tracks with me and wanted me to get him one of your albums - so you have a new fan.

Love you loads and thank you for helping me through some hard times in life. Your words meant so much and enabled me to love, to cry and to feel.


Steve


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Subject: RE: Rosie Hardman?
From: Jood York
Date: 06 Jun 12 - 01:46 AM

Hi Rosie

Lovely to hear about you. A great loss to everyone. Used to live in Sutton and particularly enjoyed the times at the little folk club in the Royal in those early days. It was so special to enjoy your music in such an intimate setting.

Hopefully you will be encouraged to dip your toes back in the water.

Happy trails.

Jood


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Subject: RE: Rosie Hardman?
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 06 Jun 12 - 02:02 AM

I always think of Rosie as a witty singer-songwriter; still sometimes play my ancient First Folk Review Record. Hadn't ever come across a traditional track by her. Where could one hear her Queen Eleanor's Confession, please?

Hi, Rosie.

X❤♥MichaelGM♥❤X


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Subject: RE: Rosie Hardman?
From: Bernard
Date: 06 Jun 12 - 06:25 AM

Nowhere, sadly - it seems nobody ever officially or unofficially recorded her singing it. She would be delighted if someone had even a poor quality recording hiding somewhere, as she has a few fond memories about that song.

I sing the song myself, based on Rosie's version from the late 1960s... that was around the time when Bob Axford was her accompanist (Second Season Came album), and she was beginning to drop the trad material in favour of her own excellent songs.

I can't remember exactly where I first met Rosie - it was probably at the Cattle Market folk club in Bolton, run at the time by Bob Williamson. Anyone remember Geoff Smedley?!


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Subject: RE: Rosie Hardman?
From: GUEST,paul saxon
Date: 09 Nov 16 - 10:20 AM

saw rosie twice in travellers rest little Sutton Cheshire what a talent what a songwriter id like to hear adele sing some of her songs


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Subject: RE: Rosie Hardman?
From: GUEST,Desi C
Date: 11 Nov 16 - 04:20 AM

I know she's had pretty bad health issues in recent years and has largely had to give up performing, shame, such a great artist


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Subject: RE: Rosie Hardman?
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 11 Nov 16 - 10:39 AM

On another thread thread.cfm?threadid=160178 she mentions her 2016 website
http://www.rosiehardman.co.uk/rosie.htm 

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