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Thread #122842   Message #2711439
Posted By: GUEST,Tony Davis
29-Aug-09 - 08:01 AM
Thread Name: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970 etc etc!!!
Green Moose Coffee Bar
Among other noble functions the Moose held the few(?) meetings (monthly?) of the well-intentioned but fairly short lived Liverpool Folk Federation.
The one I remember most clearly was when a letter from a guy called Paul somethingorother asking - nay demanding! - a fee of I think thirty pounds for an appearence - at a folk club no less!
When we stopped laughing I think it was deemed not worthy of an answer....
I STILL think we were right not to bother..,..Then he pinched Martin Carthy's version of Scarborough Fair ...and the rest is history..Yes Geoff, I know he wrote a good 'un "sitting on Widnes(?) railway platform but I ask you! 30 for a solo singer in a folk club!
Oh yes, SPIN Magazine was edited and produced by Beryl Davis with regular Shanty and Sea Music contributions from the great Stan Hugill, a Ballad fascinating column by Leslie Haworth, (father of Colin!)