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Posted By: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
16-Aug-09 - 10:45 AM
Thread Name: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
I'm not usually much of a catter but this one has got the old grey matter engaged! What about the Baltic Fleet club that Frank McCall and Helen were involved in - I've got a recording that Stan Ambrose did from there and broadcast on Folk Scene (BBC Radio Merseyside) Also the 'Backyard' club at the Excelsior on Fridays? Again the McCalls were prime movers.
I was briefly a resident at the latter and tried to fix up some stage lighting until someone complained it was too bright and too showbiz. They were probably right and I dismantled it after one week!!!! I think the most memorable night there was with Len Graham and Skylark.
Helen Hebden used to run a singaround in the Ship and Mitre's 1st floor art deco room for a number of years with Les and Chris Trennery. Stop me if I'm boring you all now!!!!!!