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GUEST,John Conolly Does anyone remember 'The Broadside' (41) RE: Does anyone remember 'The Broadside' 12 Aug 07


I remember The Broadside - didn't they used to be famous ? (well,in North Lincolnshire,anyway..). Hi there Paul - I remember your Dad,and the REALLY famous Redwings,without whom there would probably have been no Broadside Ceilidh band,as we inherited the amazing Brian Dawson,his accordion,and most of our tunes from them !
   Congratulations on still possessing a copy of "A Collection of Catchpennies",which won awards for the most cheaply-produced LP in folk history -it came in a plain white sleeve (the Beatles later stole the design concept) and the cover illustration came on a separate adhesive sheet which we licked and stuck on ourselves - so each remaining copy contains an authentic Broadside DNA sample ,and is therefore priceless (and possibly contagious..)
    My gig at Bridlington is, in fact, Tues.6th NOVEMBER,not October (I hope -that's when I'm turning up,anyway !) and you could also catch me at Whitby Festival where I'm appearing for the final 3 days,22-24 Aug.Then I'm at Fylde Festival.31 Aug-2 Sept,and,if you fancy doing an expedition back into darkest Lincolnshire,I'm guesting at the Louth Folk Club,Masons Arms,on Tues 25 Sept. Come along and update your album collection (we don't do the wax cylinders any more ,due to Global Warming or should that be "Cylindrical Warming" ? All the best - John Conolly.


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