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Posted By: terrier
11-Aug-09 - 11:13 AM
Thread Name: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
The Victoria sounds about right Derek, singaround was run mainly by Tony Wilson. The Vic was one of the few places you could buy fresh Newcastle Brown Ale in Liverpool, I think Tony saw to that as he drank so much of it ;) There was a BBC link a while back on here to a programme about Liverpool, Tony appears in an early shot, drinking (presumably) a pint of Newkee Brown. Whilst the (mainly) unaccompanied singing went on in the 'Bamboo Room' the bar was usually host to a mottly band of musicians led by Bernie Davis (sp?)playing Orange marching tunes, hornpipes and the odd jig, these musicians aquired the name 'Mable's Own Ceili Band' I think referring to the landlady of the Vic.