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Posted By: GUEST,Barbara Snape(ne Bennion)
30-Aug-09 - 02:33 PM
Thread Name: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
Wow! this is really interesting. I am Barbara Bennion from Birkenhead. I saw Clive in Whitby and he told me all about this site. I dropped out of the folk world in 1988 when I lived in Burnley. There wasn't much there and other things took over. Then in 2000 I started going to a singaround where in 2004 I met Peter, we began singing together and in 2007 got married. We are very much involved in folk music and have a web site www. .uk if anyone is interested.
Back to the really interesting stuff. I've been looking through my old diaries going back to 1967 when I first became involved. We went to the Spinners club it was 5/- to get in and the queue went round the block. Angie Gough took the money. We saw Fred Jordan, The Coppers, Packie Byrne, Alex Campbell to name but a few. We went to the Mitre, we saw Bob Davenport, Barbara Dickson, Magic Lantern Mick Maloney and Dave Docherty, Dick Gaughan and Ali Baine to name but a few. The Pez Espania (Sunday)- Gary and Vera were guests one night. The Bothy (7/-). The Pinehurst,(The Alehouse)- I think this moved to the Cattle Market and Old Rope ran it, then later Black Dog ran it. The Pineapple run by Lenny Meakin (my first booking 3.00). The Old Fort was on Wednesdays and Maggie and Pete got engaged on 8th March 1972. We ran the Fox in Grapes with Barry Walmsley and Ken Wood on Fridays and Bernie and John were guests (I was Surprised how good they were). I'm up to the middle of 1972 but I have to go now. However I'll come back to chat soon xxx