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Subject: Ted Edwards CD
From: GUEST,Mark Dowding (at work)
Date: 13 May 05 - 08:13 AM

A long time ago in a land far away (well 1984 in Wigan - about 5 miles from me) I made a recording of Ted Edwards doing a gig at Wigan folk club at the now demolished Park Hotel. A few months ago I dug this cassette tape out of a box and had a listen, put it on a CD and sent it to Ted. Ted asked me if it would be possible to do a run of these for him to sell as he'd never made an LP in his time although he has had a number of his songs recorded by other people - Gary and Vera Aspey in particular - "The Coal and Albert Berry", "Weeping and Wailing Away", "Coal Hole Cavalry" etc.
He also doesn't know of another recording of him at a gig and so this is a unique opportunity to hear Ted doing a full night of his songs.

If anybody wants a copy then let me know and I'll pass your requests on to Ted. I think he's selling them for £5 (plus postage - say £6)

The recording is bright enough and very listenable to although there is obviously slight noise due to the nature of the recording. I have reduced this noise slightly but further reduction causes peculiar effects on the main sound (aliasing I think it's called).

There is an ongoing project to make a CD of Ted's songs being sung by various people but this is at an early stage and I can't give any other details at this time.

Cheers
Mark


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Subject: RE: Ted Edwards CD
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 13 May 05 - 06:10 PM

Me please!

Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: Ted Edwards CD
From: Mark Dowding
Date: 14 May 05 - 07:24 AM

I've just spoken to Ted regarding getting hold of a CD and he's agreed to let his address be put on here for people to write for a copy:

Ted Edwards
"The Garret"
6 Westminster Road
Eccles
Manchester
M30 9HF
UK

Please make cheques for £6 payable to "Ted Edwards" and don't forget to include your name and address (some people don't - believe it or not!)

I did 50 for him and he's nearly sold out. I've no doubt some more will be done for him so don't worry about not getting one.

Cheers
Mark


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Subject: RE: Ted Edwards CD
From: GUEST,Mark Dowding
Date: 16 May 05 - 03:11 AM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Ted Edwards CD
From: GUEST,Joan Blackburn (at the library)
Date: 16 May 05 - 05:02 AM

Hi Mark

That's wonderful news - I'll put it in Folkal Point too - still accessible online at Wigan Folk Club website

Best wishes to Ted.

Joan


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Subject: RE: Ted Edwards CD
From: Alio
Date: 16 May 05 - 05:34 AM

And I'll be playing a track on Sounds of Folk - possibly the week that you're in Mark?

Ali


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Subject: RE: Ted Edwards CD
From: GUEST,John Eaves
Date: 26 May 05 - 11:31 AM

Well done Mark!
John Eaves (Involved in Wigan Folk Club, Park Hotel 1973-75,now in exile in Leicestershire but still singing!)


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Subject: RE: Ted Edwards CD
From: GUEST,Mark Dowding at work
Date: 27 May 05 - 08:18 AM

I dropped another 50 CDs off for Ted on Wednesday night and he sold a couple then so get them while you can!!!
"Coal Hole Cavalry" was played on Monday night on "Sounds of Folk" - the original and best version!

Cheers
Mark


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Subject: RE: Ted Edwards CD
From: yrlancslad
Date: 27 May 05 - 07:33 PM

Hi Mark I'll certainly write to Ted for one of his CDs and make sure it gets a hearing over here when I start my show again after my current sabatical.
It's great this recording has emerged!
Won't be over this year due to gigs here and a couple of months in NZ, please say hi to all my friends in Wigan,Lymm and Standish,and at the Wooden Horse. Tell Mike and Norman how much I enjoyed their CD-Ive played the grooves off it!
Malcolm (in California)


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Subject: RE: Ted Edwards CD
From: Bernard
Date: 29 May 05 - 04:09 PM

Ted will be at Swinton Folk Club on Monday May 30th, so have yer cash ready!!

Sorry to hear you're not coming over this year, Malc. Maybe next year?


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Subject: RE: Ted Edwards CD
From: GUEST,Fullerton
Date: 30 May 05 - 04:01 PM

Wefwesh

Cheers Mark

Crusher


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Subject: RE: Ted Edwards CD
From: VIN
Date: 31 May 05 - 08:33 AM

Got meself a copy at the 'Open Door' club t'other week where Ted peformed 'Coal 'Ole Cavalry'. Great cd. Nice one Ted (& thanks Mark for all the efforts). Nice to be reminded how the clubs sounded way back then (and of course many still do!).


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Subject: RE: Ted Edwards CD
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 31 May 05 - 06:11 PM

Got mine last night. Listened to it today. What an album:-) Not only a superb collection of songs and poems but a vital archive for any serious collector. On top of which it is a testament to Ted's talent. Get it now!!!

Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: Ted Edwards CD
From: Noreen
Date: 22 Jun 05 - 04:04 PM

Refreshing- to send off for mine!


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Subject: RE: Ted Edwards CD
From: Brakn
Date: 19 Sep 06 - 04:37 AM

still available?


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Subject: RE: Ted Edwards CD
From: John J
Date: 19 Sep 06 - 05:22 AM

Yes, if you get to the Railway in Lymm on Wednesday 27th Sept for 'Songs in the Snug' (free, it's a singaround) Ted will be there along with Bernard who will flog you a grossly underpriced CD.

Cheers,

John


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Subject: RE: Ted Edwards CD
From: Mark Dowding
Date: 19 Sep 06 - 06:02 AM

Don't forget that there is another CD of Ted's songs available recorded by Chris Harvey at Cock Robin Music called "Ted Edwards and Cronies" The details are on this thread here

Cheers
Mark


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Subject: RE: Ted Edwards CD
From: 8_Pints
Date: 19 Sep 06 - 07:00 AM

Got mine some while ago - a brilliant CD!

Well worth the money.

Thanx for arranging & promoting this Mark.

Bob vG


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Subject: RE: Ted Edwards CD
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 20 Sep 06 - 04:28 AM

You could have got one from Ted on Monday Brakn!

Plug for Teds latest now - His novel 'Pearl' is now on sale as well. I bought mine on Monday. Not started it yet but if it is like his other writings it will be great. Get it yourself and support Ted!

:D (tG)


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Subject: RE: Ted Edwards CD
From: Bugsy
Date: 05 Sep 08 - 04:29 AM

Can someone please fill me in on some bio details of Ted. I've heard a few of his songs (sung by others) but know nothing about the man.

Any information would be gratefully received.


cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Ted Edwards CD
From: nutty
Date: 05 Sep 08 - 06:20 AM

I know he walked across the Sahara Desert and underwent astronaut training.


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Subject: RE: Ted Edwards CD
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 05 Sep 08 - 06:30 AM

Nutty, in what sense are you using the word "know"


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Subject: RE: Ted Edwards CD
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 05 Sep 08 - 06:50 AM

What I know -

Born and bred in Lancashire
National Service
Miner, many other jobs, teacher
Writer and singer of marvelous songs, poems and stories
Humanitarian
Widely traveled
Book and BBC Documentary about his solo trek across the empty quarter of the Sahara (Beyone the Last Oasis)
Book about his solo trek across Iceland (Fight the wild Island)
Had a stroke some years back
Fought back from that and tackled the Volcano on Tenerife (Book - Unfinished Business)
Novelist - Book 'Pearl'
Assorted collections of song and poetry books and CDs available
Oh - and all round good bloke:-)

Want more information? Buy the stuff and help him along!

Cheers

Dave


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Subject: RE: Ted Edwards CD
From: nutty
Date: 05 Sep 08 - 08:55 AM

I'm not sure I understand what you mean Les

Why shouldn't I "know"


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Subject: RE: Ted Edwards CD
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 05 Sep 08 - 10:21 AM

Sorry, that came across a lot more sharp tongued than I intended. It was the astronaut bit that seemed like the bits we sometimes add on the end of threads. I believe Greg Stephens is the Eric Clapton of Stoke, but only in a rough sort of way

I have great admiration for Ted and his songs and other people that sing them.

Cheers

L in C


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Subject: RE: Ted Edwards CD
From: nutty
Date: 05 Sep 08 - 10:26 AM

As far as I am aware Ted was among a number of British men/ women chosen to train as astronauts in order to be the first Britons in space.

Although he underwent some stages of training he was not picked.

Please correct me if this info is not correct - it came from my ex who was a pal of Teds.


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Subject: RE: Ted Edwards CD
From: John J
Date: 05 Sep 08 - 10:48 AM

Sounds about right - come to the Saracen's Head next Wednesday 10th September for 'Songs in the Snug' and ask him yourself!

John


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Subject: RE: Ted Edwards CD
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 05 Sep 08 - 11:47 AM

Priceless John!

It's bit like that argument in the Woody Allen film. Two characters are in a cinema queue arguing about what Marshall Mclhuan (sorry can't spell that) had said about something or other and to solve the problem MM is spotted in the queue and asked what he actually meant!

Good un


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Subject: RE: Ted Edwards CD
From: Bugsy
Date: 06 Sep 08 - 12:21 AM

I know what you mean Les, I once had an bet with a friend about the Michael Bentine's "Bumblies" and the Ministry of Defence being interested in using his remote control system for guided weapons.He would have none of it, so Eventually I had wrote to Michael and asked him. He sent me back a wonderful letter back telling me to collect my winnings!'

"come to the Saracen's Head next Wednesday 10th September for 'Songs in the Snug' and ask him yourself!" I'd love to John, but unfortunately I live a "Couple of Hours" drive away in Perth Western Australia.

Thanks for all the info folks

Cheers


Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Ted Edwards CD
From: Bernard
Date: 06 Sep 08 - 05:38 AM

Ted trained at NASA in 1979, but the Columbia disaster put paid to his opportunity for a trip in the space shuttle.

He was granted a trip to MIR in 1989, but (in his words!) was gazumped by the Juno Project in 1991, and that was that.

The walls of his flat are adorned with all his space memorabilia - as JJ pointed out, you can come and ask him yourself on the 2nd or 4th Wednesday of every month in the Saracen's Head, Warburton.

Since his stroke in 1992 he has been somewhat dependant on others to ferry him around, and I'm his regular lift to the Sarries. Ted is such a complex character that I'm sure there are hidden depths that we haven't reached yet!


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Subject: RE: Ted Edwards CD
From: doncatterall
Date: 06 Sep 08 - 05:42 AM

Ted's a great bloke - used to see him at the Cross Keys & Duke of York in Eccles.
Also remember the TV programme of his trek with a camel across the Sahara.
Met him in a pub once and asked him for the words of Coalhole Cavalry which he very kindly posted to me a few days later - must dig them out and re-learn them.


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Subject: RE: Ted Edwards CD
From: nutty
Date: 06 Sep 08 - 07:34 AM

He really should be cherished and applauded for his contribution to the folk scene. (preferably before his death)

Why isn't he being invited to Fylde or Whitby or similar festivals as someone that the youngsters on the scene can emulate?


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Subject: RE: Ted Edwards CD
From: Bernard
Date: 06 Sep 08 - 12:30 PM

I'm not so sure Ted would be up to such a task...

Since his stroke in 1992 he cannot sing as he used to, nor can he play his guitar (some say he never could...!). Speech is difficult, and his right side is completely useless, making walking extremely difficult. Despite that he still lives in his attic flat!

However, he is happy to join in on his own terms with a few local singarounds, and a number of us make sure he gets along to them.

I interviewed him for 'Sounds of Folk' on BBC GMR a few years ago... anyone who'd like a CD copy of that interview should get in touch with me, as I believe in keeping archives!

We decided not to do the interview 'live', so I could edit out the stutters and so on, and people could hear what Ted had to say, not what he was saying...

We're very proud of our Ted round here!


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Subject: RE: Ted Edwards CD
From: nutty
Date: 06 Sep 08 - 01:15 PM

I've sent a PM, Bernard


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Subject: RE: Ted Edwards CD
From: Bernard
Date: 07 Sep 08 - 12:41 PM

Yup, I know! CD in the post shorty... erm, shortly!


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Subject: RE: Ted Edwards CD
From: nutty
Date: 09 Sep 08 - 09:16 AM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Ted Edwards CD
From: Bernard
Date: 10 Sep 08 - 07:50 PM

Ted was on form at the Sarries this evening - and sends his regards!


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Subject: RE: Ted Edwards CD
From: GUEST,tony connolly
Date: 15 Mar 17 - 11:37 AM

is the cd still available?


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Subject: RE: Ted Edwards CD
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 15 Mar 17 - 03:58 PM

Tony, If you're not getting a response from the address above.... in Feb 2016 ted was still a regular at Wigan FC.
thread.cfm?threadid=88853&messages=10#3773587 
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afaik Wigan Folk Club website is only FB at the moment
https://www.facebook.com/groups/14847220991 , might be worth enquiring there.


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Subject: RE: Ted Edwards CD
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 15 Mar 17 - 04:36 PM

Raggytash is in touch with Ted a lot but he is in Ireland at the moment. I will email him to see if he has any ideas anyway.

Cheers

DtG


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