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GUEST,synbyn 18 Sep 06 - 04:07 PM
vectis 18 Sep 06 - 07:32 PM
BanjoRay 18 Sep 06 - 08:15 PM
Dave Hanson 19 Sep 06 - 12:42 AM
GUEST,Ancient Briton 19 Sep 06 - 03:07 AM
Dave Hanson 19 Sep 06 - 03:54 AM
skipy 19 Sep 06 - 04:01 AM
GUEST 19 Sep 06 - 01:30 PM
GUEST,synbyn 19 Sep 06 - 03:38 PM
the fence 19 Sep 06 - 04:02 PM
vectis 19 Sep 06 - 04:26 PM
cptsnapper 19 Sep 06 - 11:40 PM
Betsy 20 Sep 06 - 06:31 AM
skipy 20 Sep 06 - 06:50 AM
GUEST 20 Sep 06 - 07:10 AM
Dave Hanson 20 Sep 06 - 07:27 AM
RoyH (Burl) 20 Sep 06 - 08:00 AM
Surreysinger 20 Sep 06 - 08:04 AM
GUEST,Ancient Briton 20 Sep 06 - 01:22 PM
GUEST 20 Sep 06 - 01:31 PM
RamblinStu 07 Jun 12 - 02:37 AM
maeve 07 Jun 12 - 03:26 AM
GUEST,Swaleman 07 Jun 12 - 04:25 AM
Murray MacLeod 23 Jun 17 - 04:07 PM
GUEST,Miriam Erasmus Backhouse 23 Jun 17 - 04:31 PM
DaveRo 24 Jun 17 - 02:45 AM
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Subject: Miriam Erasmus / Backhouse
From: GUEST,synbyn
Date: 18 Sep 06 - 04:07 PM

Anyone see Miriam Erasmus at Tenterden a couple of years ago? Is she appearing at any other local clubs? I gather she was known by her maiden name in the 70s- and has a re released album out on CD. Any news?


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Subject: RE: miriam erasmus backhouse
From: vectis
Date: 18 Sep 06 - 07:32 PM

She's due to do a tour of the UK fairly soon. Check her website for exact dates.


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Subject: RE: miriam erasmus backhouse
From: BanjoRay
Date: 18 Sep 06 - 08:15 PM

What's her website address? Google can't seem to find it, under "Miriam Erasmus" or "Miriam Backhouse". I knew her back in the early seventies, when she was married to Richard Backhouse and lived in Yorkshire.
Ray


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Subject: RE: miriam erasmus backhouse
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 19 Sep 06 - 12:42 AM

She played in the band ' Therapy ' with Sam Bracken and Dave Shannon, where are they now ?

eric


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Subject: RE: miriam erasmus backhouse
From: GUEST,Ancient Briton
Date: 19 Sep 06 - 03:07 AM

I knew Miriam and Richard around 1970-72 when they lived in Halifax. I haven't seen her since 72. I believe she did rather well. I saw (I'm fairly certain) Sam Bracken at Dent in 2005 playing mandolin in a dance band. I don't think Miriam ever sang with Therapy - there was a girl called Fiona (from Farnborough) who did though.

AB


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Subject: RE: miriam erasmus backhouse
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 19 Sep 06 - 03:54 AM

My mistake Ancient, you are dead right, it was Fiona Simpson who sang with Therapy.

eric


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Subject: RE: miriam erasmus backhouse
From: skipy
Date: 19 Sep 06 - 04:01 AM

http://www.splashyfen.co.za/cdpages/cdtxt/tr12cd1.html
Skipy


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Subject: RE: miriam erasmus backhouse
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Sep 06 - 01:30 PM

Thats interesting Skipy, I always wondered.

Thanks

AB


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Subject: RE: miriam erasmus backhouse
From: GUEST,synbyn
Date: 19 Sep 06 - 03:38 PM

Thanks all- I'll have a chat with Vectis on Thur at Travelling Folk I don't doubt! I can't seem to find a site which tells me more, though I can find sites which sell her records. Any advice?


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Subject: RE: miriam erasmus backhouse
From: the fence
Date: 19 Sep 06 - 04:02 PM

She played at our folk club last year. Louth, England.


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Subject: RE: miriam erasmus backhouse
From: vectis
Date: 19 Sep 06 - 04:26 PM

Oh! No! You won't! Bob
I will be in MK for the week and weekend.
I do have her E-mail which I can forward to you if you need it but can't find her website. She probably never got round to setting it up as she intended to when I last spoke to her.
E-mail me if you want the addy
Mary


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Subject: RE: miriam erasmus backhouse
From: cptsnapper
Date: 19 Sep 06 - 11:40 PM

I've told her that someone wants to know about her & to look at Mudcat so hopefully she'll respond.


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Subject: RE: miriam erasmus backhouse
From: Betsy
Date: 20 Sep 06 - 06:31 AM

I thought that she went to South Africa for quite a long time, maybe she still lives there and visits the UK.
"Erasmus" is a good 'un though !!! - who dug THAT one out ?


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Subject: RE: miriam erasmus backhouse
From: skipy
Date: 20 Sep 06 - 06:50 AM

Miriam Backhouse started singing in British folk Clubs in the mid seventies and quickly gained a big reputation as a new young performer of traditional material. Miriam plays guitar to accompany herself but her debut album has the addition of keyboards and bass arrangements by Brian Etheridge and Stephen Delft on dulcimer.

At the end of 1979 Miriam moved to South Africa with her then new husband, musician John Erasmus.They quickly built up a solid reputation as performers,recorded several albums and featured on many television programmes.

Miriam returned to England in 2003 and toured as a soloist and is due back for more gigs in December 2004.STOP PRESS!!!Tour for Summer 2006 being arranged through Iconic Music
GYPSY WITHOUT A ROAD (mum1203) (first rleased in 1977 on vinyl) features four English trad itional songs alongside two ROSIE HARDMAN SONGS beautifully sung and arranged.and a haunting version of Will Williams' "THE FARMERS HAVE GONE EAST"

Gypsy Without a Road will be reissiued in 2005 with 2 bonus live recorded tracks from 1977.
Please note the vinyl version of this album is now valued above £100 !!! to collectors.
Skipy


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Subject: RE: miriam erasmus backhouse
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Sep 06 - 07:10 AM

If my memory is correct she started in the early 70s and was a regular perfomer at the Bradshaw Tavern near Halifax when I was involved in the organisastion.
We were there from late 1969 and left the area in 1977.
Cath


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Subject: RE: miriam erasmus backhouse
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 20 Sep 06 - 07:27 AM

Hi guest, would that be Cath Sykes, as was ?

eric


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Subject: RE: miriam erasmus backhouse
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 20 Sep 06 - 08:00 AM

Ah the Bradshaw Tavern. Happy memories. I had some great nights there. Burl


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Subject: RE: miriam erasmus backhouse
From: Surreysinger
Date: 20 Sep 06 - 08:04 AM

Synbyn - she's one of the guests at Tenterden Festival in October.


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Subject: RE: miriam erasmus backhouse
From: GUEST,Ancient Briton
Date: 20 Sep 06 - 01:22 PM

Yes I remember at Bradshaw she used to sing Carter Family stuff to autoharp - I particularly remember the ballad of Fair Ellender and Lord Thomas - and although a classically trained exponent of the viola, she played a pretty mean old-time fiddle.

AB


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Subject: RE: miriam erasmus backhouse
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Sep 06 - 01:31 PM

No - Cath Ingham as is - but I do know Cath Sykes.
I'm not signed in on my laptop and I can't remember my password!
Cath


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Subject: RE: miriam erasmus backhouse
From: RamblinStu
Date: 07 Jun 12 - 02:37 AM

10th June 2012 Miriam is at The Star, St Mary in the Marsh, Kent TN29 0BX. Start time 9.00


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Subject: RE: miriam erasmus backhouse
From: maeve
Date: 07 Jun 12 - 03:26 AM

Miriam Backhouse


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Subject: RE: miriam erasmus backhouse
From: GUEST,Swaleman
Date: 07 Jun 12 - 04:25 AM

Miriam performed in recent times at Aycliffe Folk Club in Durham and she was excellent - voice, guitar work and rapport with her audience. I spoke to her and we talked about her memories of her 'Tour of the Yorkshire Dales' in the early 1970s when she appeared at several venues including the CB in Arkengarthdale above Reeth, alongside Martin Carter and John Leonard/John Squires. Do any of you recall that tour?


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Subject: RE: miriam erasmus backhouse
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 23 Jun 17 - 04:07 PM

I first saw and met Miriam at the Triangle Folk Club in Edinburgh , back in the 70's and I was totally enchanted ...I mean totally. She was amazing.

fast forward 40+ years ... I went along to see her at the Wee Folk Club in the Royal Oak in Edinburgh a couple of weeks ago and she was just as entrancing then as she was the first time I saw her.

Miriam will be returning to the UK in 2018 (I will be arranging a gig for her in Edinburgh ) and I urge you to go and see this remarkable woman if you have the chance. I will most certainly update Mudcatters with details of her gigs next year.


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Subject: RE: miriam erasmus backhouse
From: GUEST,Miriam Erasmus Backhouse
Date: 23 Jun 17 - 04:31 PM

What joy to connect to this thread. Thank you Murray. So many wonderful memories, bless you all. I have a Facebook page Miriam Erasmus if anyone wants. Catch up. I do my best to get gigs as near friends and family as possible. Looking forward to seeing you again. Love, Mim xx


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Subject: RE: miriam erasmus backhouse
From: DaveRo
Date: 24 Jun 17 - 02:45 AM

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