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The Star Folk Club , Glasgow

07 Mar 05 - 09:00 AM (#1428760)
Subject: The Star Folk Club , Glasgow
From: GUEST,Rob

The Emily Smith Band will be appearing at St. Andrews in the Square otherwise know as The Star Folk Club, Glasgow on Thursday 24 March.
The support act on the night will be singer/songwriter Angie Wright performing songs from her solo CD "coming through"
Dont miss this great night.


08 Mar 05 - 05:00 AM (#1429513)
Subject: RE: The Star Folk Club , Glasgow
From: GUEST,Rob

For Further details of the Star Folk Club go to www.starfolkclub.com/

For details of Emily Smith Band go to www.emilysmith.org/

For details of Angie Wright go to www.sky-web.net/taggartandwright/


08 Mar 05 - 07:59 PM (#1430138)
Subject: RE: The Star Folk Club , Glasgow
From: Alba

Catch Sean Tyrrell and Fergus Feeley at the Star on March 17th.
Sean is stunning and Fergus is one hellava Musician and Vocalist.
Jude


08 Mar 05 - 08:08 PM (#1430151)
Subject: RE: The Star Folk Club , Glasgow
From: kendall

I loved performing at the Star. Couldn't understand a word they were saying, but the hospitality was real.


08 Mar 05 - 08:29 PM (#1430163)
Subject: RE: The Star Folk Club , Glasgow
From: akenaton

Is Arthur Johnstone still at the "Star".

Had an unforgettable night with Arthur and the "Laggan" back in the dim and distant.

They had come to perform at a wee pub in Strathlachlan, because of the weather only a handful of punters turned up,but we locked the doors and what a night we had.   the lads went through their whole song list ,and threw in as many requests as we wanted.

If memory serves, The gig went on till 4.00am with plenty of breaks for refreshments...Ake


08 Mar 05 - 09:00 PM (#1430184)
Subject: RE: The Star Folk Club , Glasgow
From: Alba

Ake, Arthur stepped down a while ago now.
I couldn't say how he is doing but I hope he is well. Ive been gone from Glasgow for a while now and lost touch with a lot of Folk...as you do...sadly.
I think The (new) Star has a Board that runs it now or something like that?
The Star has moved from Calton Place to St. Andrew's in the Square.
It moved a couple of times over the last few Years.
I had some great times in Carlton Place years ago too...Arthur and the "Laggan"....refreshments..hic...and wicked good Music.
Hey Kendall if you and your Bride cross the water again and visit Glasgow maybe I could come along and Translate for you!!!
I am SURE they loved you at the Star.
Blessings
Jude


08 Mar 05 - 09:04 PM (#1430187)
Subject: RE: The Star Folk Club , Glasgow
From: kendall

Well, Alba, if we ever get to Glasgow again, we will take you up on that!


08 Mar 05 - 09:10 PM (#1430191)
Subject: RE: The Star Folk Club , Glasgow
From: Alba

GREAT....I'd love it.
Just say when:>)
Jude


09 Mar 05 - 04:01 AM (#1430313)
Subject: RE: The Star Folk Club , Glasgow
From: akenaton

Thanks Judith .

I remember at the time being told That The Laggan were playing before crowds of thousands in East Germany,and their LP topped the albums chart there. East Germany would suit Arthur fine,eh?? :0)...Ake


09 Mar 05 - 06:56 AM (#1430397)
Subject: RE: The Star Folk Club , Glasgow
From: Scabby Douglas

The Star morphed into the New Dawn after Arthur handed over and it was run by Kenny Caird for several years. When Ken wanted to move on, the running of the club was taken over by a committe/board, and it moved to Saint Andrews in the Square about two years ago ( I think ).

SAinTS is a lovely venue.

http://www.standrewsinthesquare.com/


09 Mar 05 - 07:38 AM (#1430429)
Subject: RE: The Star Folk Club , Glasgow
From: Alba

Looking forward to visiting the Star in it's new Home sometime Douglas.
Your right, The Saints is a lovely venue.
I went to a few sessions and had something to eat there several years ago before my travels:>)
Thanks for the update.
Good to know that the Club is still going strong...
All the Best
Jude
Ake...oh aye thronging Crowds of adoring Fans and Top of the Pops in Germany.....right up Arthur's alley...lol..


09 Mar 05 - 10:39 AM (#1430604)
Subject: RE: The Star Folk Club , Glasgow
From: GUEST,Mad Jock

I saw Angie Wright at the Loch Lomond festival as half of the Taggart and Wright duo last year. She can certainly sing. They were a very accomplished act.


09 Mar 05 - 10:14 PM (#1431161)
Subject: RE: The Star Folk Club , Glasgow
From: andymac

On the subject of Arthur johnstone and The Laggan, I bumped into Arthur recently and he was in fine form.
I also had the pleasure of meeting John McDermott in The Kingshouse hotel in Glencoe last weekend and in the company of a hitherto unrealised mutual friend, we all sat and chatted the night away and managed a few wee drinks as well. One thing that John said, which really hit home, in response to a question from someone else about the music scene in Scotland was that "all over Scotland, right now, people will be singing songs and playing traditional music- at home, with friends, in the pub, that's what keeps it going..."
Just remembering that keeps me going.

Andymac


09 Mar 05 - 11:25 PM (#1431197)
Subject: RE: The Star Folk Club , Glasgow
From: Alba

Glad to hear that Arthur is going strong Andymac.
John Mc Dermott's comment is spot on.
It is that very thing that keeps us going and doing what we do.
Thanks a bunch for the update and for passing on John's wisdom.....
It makes me happy to know that all is well and as it should be back Hame.
(wit a wid gie fur a dram in Glencoe the night an a gid blether wi Folks aye a like mind:>)
All the Best
Jude


14 Mar 05 - 08:08 AM (#1434278)
Subject: RE: The Star Folk Club , Glasgow
From: GUEST

just noticed the "translate tab" but there is no Scots to English in it.?


14 Mar 05 - 10:00 AM (#1434383)
Subject: RE: The Star Folk Club , Glasgow
From: Alba

LOL Guest..ok here your are:

" wit a wid gie fur a dram in Glencoe the night an a gid blether wi Folks aye a like mind " translates to:

What I would give for a nice Malt Whisky in the Kingshouse Hotel in Glencoe, Scotland tonight and good conversation with People that I feel an empathy with, who through conversation, stimulate my Mind with topics that interest me

Hame: Home
Awe the Best tae ye Guest.....Best of Wishes to You
Jude:>)


14 Mar 05 - 07:24 PM (#1434823)
Subject: RE: The Star Folk Club , Glasgow
From: Kenny B (inactive)

Copied From Dunferline & Folk in Fife Thread
Post by Guest "Rob"
Angie Wright, half of the infamous Taggart and Wright will be playing support to the Emily Smith Band at the Star Club in Glasgow. I know it is not quite Fife but a short journey for a great night. That is Thursday 24th March at St. Andrews in the Square.
We are hoping to visit a few clubs in Fife while we are up as well as visits to the isles of Muck and Rum.


15 Mar 05 - 08:21 AM (#1435187)
Subject: RE: The Star Folk Club , Glasgow
From: GUEST,John from Tarneybackle

Wishing Angie all the best for her support slot. As always, it will be a great performance, I'm sure.


The Star is a great venue to play at, good appreciative audiences - break a leg.


17 Mar 05 - 12:06 PM (#1436944)
Subject: RE: The Star Folk Club , Glasgow
From: GUEST,Rob

Thanks John. Angie also has a gig on Rum the following week. Looking forward to that as well.
How did your gig at the Star go?


22 Mar 05 - 05:32 AM (#1440338)
Subject: RE: The Star Folk Club , Glasgow
From: GUEST,Rob

Hello again John, just noticed that your band Tarneybackle is one of the headline bands at the Orkney Folk Festival at the end of May. We are up there on hols. Hope to see and hear you.


22 Mar 05 - 03:50 PM (#1440897)
Subject: RE: The Star Folk Club , Glasgow
From: GUEST,John from Tarneybackle

Hi Rob,

The gig at The Star was great. A very warm and appreciative audience. St Andrews in the Square is a pretty big venue and the acoustics are lively. The Star has a resident sound man - Ian Clelland who really knows his stuff. We are looking forward to returning there in the new year.

Re-Orkney. We are delighted to be heading up to the northern isles. Although Sandy gets sea-sick when he takes a bath!!!

We believe that we will be playing in one or two outlying islands or areas of the mainland on Thursday and Friday and then in Stromness itself at the weekend.

Hopefully, we'll get to share a song or ten with Angie.

In the meantime, wishing Angie all the best for Glasgow and Rhum.

Cheers


John


11 Apr 05 - 11:46 AM (#1458050)
Subject: RE: The Star Folk Club , Glasgow
From: GUEST,Rob

What a venue! Superb! Worthwhile going just to see it.
The gig went well. Thanks very much to Ian Clelland who does a great job on the sound desk.

After the Star Club we popped into the Taybank on the Friday and again a fortnight later where we joined in with the regular singarond upstairs.

In between the two Fridays Angie did a great gig on the Isle of Rum. Half the population of the island turned up.

We will definetely be back to all three venues sometime.
until then see you at the Orkney Festival. we will make a pint (sorry, point but then again..) of coming to hear Tarneybackle.

And finally The Isle of Rum are having a festival his year May 13,14 and 15th. with Peatbog Faeries and Shoolgelnifty amongst others. Should be great!


08 Jan 13 - 05:59 PM (#3463327)
Subject: RE: The Star Folk Club , Glasgow
From: GUEST,Ian at the Star

To all friends of the Star Folk Club Glasgow..We've moved to the Admiral Bar, Waterloo St. Glasgow . The first night in the new venue will be 12th February when we are delighted to present Arthur Johnston and the Stars Band . Come and join us from 7.30pm.