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Folklore: 40yrs of The Bothy

LesB 11 Apr 05 - 02:33 PM
mandoleer 11 Apr 05 - 03:06 PM
LesB 12 Apr 05 - 01:37 PM
GUEST,Joe Moran 12 Apr 05 - 04:13 PM
LesB 14 Apr 05 - 06:28 AM
LesB 15 Apr 05 - 07:20 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 15 Apr 05 - 12:10 PM
LesB 16 Apr 05 - 07:07 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 16 Apr 05 - 08:06 AM
LesB 18 Apr 05 - 08:51 AM
GUEST,Dave 'Taavetti' Thackeray 18 Apr 05 - 09:10 AM
Schantieman 19 Apr 05 - 07:20 AM
the lemonade lady 19 Apr 05 - 01:58 PM
Judy Cook 19 Apr 05 - 04:29 PM
Schantieman 20 Apr 05 - 03:21 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 20 Apr 05 - 09:27 AM
LesB 21 Apr 05 - 01:59 PM
LesB 21 Apr 05 - 06:45 PM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 22 Apr 05 - 05:29 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 26 Apr 05 - 11:31 AM
LesB 26 Apr 05 - 01:55 PM
Schantieman 26 Apr 05 - 02:14 PM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 27 Apr 05 - 04:54 AM
Schantieman 27 Apr 05 - 10:32 AM
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Subject: Folklore: 40yrs of The Bothy
From: LesB
Date: 11 Apr 05 - 02:33 PM

The Bothy Folk Club Southport, is celebrating it's Ruby Anniversary next week. We have a week of events Sun 17th April Archie Fisher, Monday 18th Music Session, Tues 19th The Southport Swords & Argarmeles Clogs dancing out, Wed 20th Strawhead (for free), Thurs 21st Steve Tilston, Fri 22nd High Level Ranters, Sat 23rd St Georges dancing out with the Swords & Argarmeles & at night a reunion party, Sun 24th Stormalong John & friends. For details of prices, venues etc see our website Bothy Folk Club. 40 yrs is a long time & many people both Artists & punters have passed through the doors in this tile. Were you one of them?
Cheers
Les


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Subject: RE: Folklore: 40yrs of The Bothy
From: mandoleer
Date: 11 Apr 05 - 03:06 PM

Yes


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Subject: RE: Folklore: 40yrs of The Bothy
From: LesB
Date: 12 Apr 05 - 01:37 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Folklore: 40yrs of The Bothy
From: GUEST,Joe Moran
Date: 12 Apr 05 - 04:13 PM

I used to visit the Bothy way back when, and of all the great artists that I saw there Hedy West was probably my favourite. They've featured a wide range of performers, from the blues of the great Jo Anne Kelly, to the wonderful - but almost unintelligible - Jimmy McBeath. The team that run the club must be praised for keeping the club thriving for so long.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: 40yrs of The Bothy
From: LesB
Date: 14 Apr 05 - 06:28 AM

The 'Bothy Beer' has now hit the pumps, a nice light(3.9) session beer produced for us by the 'Southport Brewing co', celebrating their 1st anniversary this month.
Not long now!
Cheers
Les


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Subject: RE: Folklore: 40yrs of The Bothy
From: LesB
Date: 15 Apr 05 - 07:20 AM

Refresh (ing), just like the Bothy Beer!
Les


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Subject: RE: Folklore: 40yrs of The Bothy
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 15 Apr 05 - 12:10 PM

I'm proud to say that the Bothy's early days guests included not only Jimmy McBeath, but Davy Stewart, Jeannie Robertson, Fred Jordan, Stan Hugill and Isabel Sutherland amongst other source singers. Besides them, we had the good taste to take a chance on Mr Fox which alienated quite a few people and have always been at the forefront of er, casting our net wide! Cyril Tawney was the first guest ever engaged at the Liverpool branch of Bothy and if he were in good health, he'd surely be part of next week's razzmatazz. Not so Paul Simon though as he'd failed Tony Wilson's strict audition criteria in 1966! We can hardly ask him now -or can we?!


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Subject: RE: Folklore: 40yrs of The Bothy
From: LesB
Date: 16 Apr 05 - 07:07 AM

My early memories of guests that impressed me were, Shirley Collins, Trevor Lucas, Hedy West, A.L.(Bert) Lloyd, Michael Cooney, Ewan McColl & Peggy Seeger and of course Martin Carthy.
Later on people like The Dransfields, Young Tradition, Swan Arcade, Mr Fox (aka Bob & Carole Pegg), Nic Jones, Tony Rose and so many more inc of course Martin Carthy. P.S.( Anyone remember the New Modern Idiot Grunt Band?)
Cheers
Les


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Subject: RE: Folklore: 40yrs of The Bothy
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 16 Apr 05 - 08:06 AM

The date the Grunt Band guested Les, was 4th April 1971 - my diary recalls that I wasn't impressed! I WAS impressed with a 22 minute version of Tam Lin that Mike Cooney did though. We had him on a couple of times in the early '70s. I was probably at the pictures when Trevor Lucas was booked as this a tad before my time though John Smith did a tape of what I'm told, was a legendary performance. Pete Rimmer may have this cassette now. Incidentally I noticed a copy of Trevor's "The Overlander" LP going for £500 on eBay a few weeks back.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: 40yrs of The Bothy
From: LesB
Date: 18 Apr 05 - 08:51 AM

What a great start to the week last night, a packed room, Archie Fisher, lots of old faces. (and some not so old).
Session tonight.
Cheers
Les


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Subject: RE: Folklore: 40yrs of The Bothy
From: GUEST,Dave 'Taavetti' Thackeray
Date: 18 Apr 05 - 09:10 AM

Well as one of the whippersnappers (in the age sense, and barely even in that context now!) I have some great memories of The Bothy from years gone by - but the one event that I have particularly enjoyed a fair few times is the Yuletide Office Party!

Initially off-put by a fear of eating the sandwich of a well-toiled hand, I plucked up the courage to go to this event and was not only impressed by the catering provided by everyone attending the 'Party, but also the calibre of the Residents.

You're very lucky indeed to have such a talented bunch on tap, something that us Northamptonians could only dream of. If we enjoyed dreaming of beardy types or an image of Clive claiming the World Drumming Record on the back of a beermat, or something.

You're a credit to your sort, and I enjoy returning to The Bothy whenever I can. And that's whether or not my folks are threatening to get up with their recorder/bodhran or whatever.

Well done, and happy 40th - you don't look a day over 60! ;-)


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Subject: RE: Folklore: 40yrs of The Bothy
From: Schantieman
Date: 19 Apr 05 - 07:20 AM

Great evening with Archie. Sorry I didn't make it to the Guest House last night, les - hope it went well. I'll defo be at the Scarisbrick on Wednesday for Strawhead.

Steve


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Subject: RE: Folklore: 40yrs of The Bothy
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 19 Apr 05 - 01:58 PM

I shall be coming to the ceilidh on Friday, maybe the buffet on Saturday and at the sesh with Schantieman on Sunday. OOOOOOOOh it's all much too exciting!!

..."didn't make it to the Guest House last night" so just where was he then?

Sal


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Subject: RE: Folklore: 40yrs of The Bothy
From: Judy Cook
Date: 19 Apr 05 - 04:29 PM

I had a great time singing at the Bothy in June 2000, and I'm delighted I'll be there again in early April 2006.

Best wishes to you all at this time of celebration.

Judy Cook


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Subject: RE: Folklore: 40yrs of The Bothy
From: Schantieman
Date: 20 Apr 05 - 03:21 AM

'fraid you'll have missed all the celebrations by nearly a year then :-(

Steve


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Subject: RE: Folklore: 40yrs of The Bothy
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 20 Apr 05 - 09:27 AM

Thanks for that note Judy. We'll see you in a little under a year's time!!!!!!! (such is the Bothy advance planning system)
The week is surely going well. Had a stay-back at the Shelly with Archie after Sunday's gig. He drinks brandy when off-stage!
Our friend Frances had travelled from Belize to see him and was the awed fan again that she'd been 35 years ago!
I think the dance teams have a friendly new potential regular stand if last night's reception at the "Park" in Birkdale is anything to go by.
Friday's Ceilidh has sold out - funny old world innit? The reason we stopped having regular knees-ups a few years back was 'cos we couldn't shift even 40 tickets and were losing loadsa dosh. Maybe 'close dancing is coming back?' (Ashley Hutchings t-shirt - mid '70s)
It'll be nice to be in my own bed tonight (no cheap comments please) -have been crashing in Birkdale for last 2 nights. Onwards, ever onwards................


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Subject: RE: Folklore: 40yrs of The Bothy
From: LesB
Date: 21 Apr 05 - 01:59 PM

That Strawhead chappie was good last night, Bothy Beer ran out, plenty of others on though, lots of old faces. A few more keep appearing every day. Steve Tilston tonight, just going early to get a seat.
Cheers
Les


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Subject: RE: Folklore: 40yrs of The Bothy
From: LesB
Date: 21 Apr 05 - 06:45 PM

Bad news on the 'Bothy Beer' front. All pubs stocking it have sold out! Except the ceildh (which itself is sold out) venue tomorrow night.
a href="http://www.steve-tilston.co.uk/">Steve Tilston was on exceptional form tonight ably supported by Chris & Siobhan Nelson.
Cheers
Les


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Subject: RE: Folklore: 40yrs of The Bothy
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 22 Apr 05 - 05:29 AM

'ullo dears, me again. Still hoping for a 'surprise' guest spot at tonight's High Level Ranters Ceilidh from Mrs Ross (aka Ray Fisher)Have done all I can to persuade her that coming 200 miles for a song or two, a glass of beer and a packet of crisps isn't a bad deal! We'll see. Meanwhile the week's pace is shifting its gears up. Was amazed at the good order Strawhead secured on Wednesday in a public bar - Greg said he'd had less background noise in many folk clubs. Last evening was excellent and weren't the Nelsons spot-on? We are so lucky to have those two in our area.I'll be helping out on the door tonight - I'm no dancer!


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Subject: RE: Folklore: 40yrs of The Bothy
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 26 Apr 05 - 11:31 AM

Phew it's all over - just like a Festival but without 10AM workshops and indifferent beer! Anybody out there who went and would like to add their twopennorth to keep this rolling a bit longer?


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Subject: RE: Folklore: 40yrs of The Bothy
From: LesB
Date: 26 Apr 05 - 01:55 PM

Where to start, i'm still recovering. There were so many highlights, all of the performers were first class, playing to capacity houses at all venues. It was great seeing all of the old Bothy goers, a lot of them coming for the week or part of the week from all over the U.K. inc Jim James coming from all the way from the States.
The party night on Sat was special but the club night on Sun reminded me of what it is all about. The packed audience singing as one with 'Stormalong John', all the old shanties that Tony Wilson used to sing. I'm sure Tony was up there watching with a pint of Cains mild in hand and drowning the rest of us out singing 'The Drunken Sailor'.
Cheers
Les


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Subject: RE: Folklore: 40yrs of The Bothy
From: Schantieman
Date: 26 Apr 05 - 02:14 PM

He's probably got together with Stan and Cyril


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Subject: RE: Folklore: 40yrs of The Bothy
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 27 Apr 05 - 04:54 AM

Maybe we should keep the Birthday feel going with some more special events throughout the rest of the year? Ideas? At least the Bothy beer'll be back on stream soon! Will be more than happy to discuss options with Bothy people at 6AM (yawn)on May Day morn.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: 40yrs of The Bothy
From: Schantieman
Date: 27 Apr 05 - 10:32 AM

'fraid I can't make May morning this year as I'll be taking some kids dinghy racing all w/e. Hope to be at the club on Sunday though. Probably not driving.


Steve


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