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Thread #122842   Message #2705618
Posted By: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
21-Aug-09 - 02:51 PM
Thread Name: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
Whilst we're at it, how about a big round of applause for the Black Diamonds. Ran a Friday Club in Chester (The Tuning Fork) which was at the Cross Foxes and moved to the George and Dragon. I recall being part of a Southport Mummers team which had a booking there in the early '70s. They also, I think, had a residency at the Tuesday club at Haskayne near Maghull. That was called the the County Folk Club, whose residents were called after the Club. I think the Black Diamonds - a trio, Chris & Robin Sherwin and ?????????????? (John Finnan?) followed them as organisers. Robin is sadly no longer with us though I see Chris from time to time. I thought the BDs excellent and the Haskayne club generally, well-regarded. The last gig the Jack Ketch Band to which I referred earlier did as purely a song group as opposed to the Dance Band we became, was there.
Enough from me for a while as I'm off to Whitby, without a laptop but this is a truly absorbing thread. "If we had the chance to do it all again, tell me would we, could we?" Well I guess some of us haven't stopped!!!!