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Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton

GUEST 23 Oct 08 - 04:55 PM
John J 23 Oct 08 - 08:25 AM
Jack Blandiver 23 Oct 08 - 08:24 AM
Gedi 23 Oct 08 - 08:15 AM
Les in Chorlton 20 Oct 08 - 08:58 AM
Vin2 20 Oct 08 - 08:40 AM
Les in Chorlton 10 Oct 08 - 09:59 AM
Will Fly 10 Oct 08 - 08:52 AM
Vin2 10 Oct 08 - 08:47 AM
Les in Chorlton 10 Oct 08 - 04:43 AM
Helen Jocys 10 Oct 08 - 04:22 AM
Les in Chorlton 09 Oct 08 - 04:47 AM
Helen Jocys 09 Oct 08 - 04:21 AM
Les in Chorlton 07 Oct 08 - 01:03 PM
Phil Edwards 07 Oct 08 - 12:09 PM
8_Pints 07 Oct 08 - 05:39 AM
Les in Chorlton 03 Oct 08 - 12:40 PM
AlanG 03 Oct 08 - 11:38 AM
Phil Edwards 03 Oct 08 - 05:40 AM
Les in Chorlton 03 Oct 08 - 03:26 AM
Helen Jocys 02 Oct 08 - 05:44 PM
Les in Chorlton 02 Oct 08 - 12:33 PM
Spleen Cringe 02 Oct 08 - 12:07 PM
Les in Chorlton 02 Oct 08 - 11:55 AM
Phil Edwards 02 Oct 08 - 11:10 AM
Les in Chorlton 02 Oct 08 - 10:40 AM
8_Pints 01 Oct 08 - 09:33 PM
John J 01 Oct 08 - 07:24 PM
John J 01 Oct 08 - 02:26 PM
Les in Chorlton 01 Oct 08 - 12:48 PM
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Les in Chorlton 01 Oct 08 - 07:54 AM
John J 01 Oct 08 - 04:13 AM
Phil Edwards 01 Oct 08 - 04:09 AM
Jack Blandiver 01 Oct 08 - 03:42 AM
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Les in Chorlton 26 Sep 08 - 12:26 PM
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Les in Chorlton 26 Sep 08 - 03:56 AM
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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Oct 08 - 04:55 PM

Your right Sean, it was a good night all round. I will be there in Dec so hope to see you then.

I will try for the Saracens myself if I can, it sounds fascinating. I've never been to see Mummers - sorry John - Souling Plays before so should be interesting.


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: John J
Date: 23 Oct 08 - 08:25 AM

Souling Play!

JJ


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 23 Oct 08 - 08:24 AM

Cheers, Ged! A great night all round I thought. Maybe see you back there in December; & although the next few Beeches are out for us, I am hoping to get along to the Saracens in November for the last night of the Mummers Play...


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: Gedi
Date: 23 Oct 08 - 08:15 AM

Hi everyone. Les finally pointed me in the right direction (ie Mudcats) and I happily found I could log on from work - yet another way to waste more time :)

Helen, do bring your box then you can join in the tunes and maybe teach us some new ones. Can't play Jenny Lind myself yet but could no doubt give it a go.

Sean, loved your stories at 'Telling Tales' - great stuff.


Looking forward to Nov.

Ged


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 20 Oct 08 - 08:58 AM

A great tune and trickier than it sounds. Would you believe Wednesday 5 November for the next Singaround?

Chiz

Les


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: Vin2
Date: 20 Oct 08 - 08:40 AM

Hi Will & Les; I play Jenny Lind on a 'D' Clarke's whistle which i recently aquired. Find the tone a lot nicer than 'generation' which i've usually played in the past. Heard the tune on 'utube' played by the Boat Band. Love to hear it on tenor banjo Will, maybe at the Beech sometime - i really will try and get there at some point Les.


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 10 Oct 08 - 09:59 AM

It's a grand tune. I first came across it on Mr Fox album tacked on the end of a song. I learned it roughly by ear then came across the dots about 2 years ago. This showed complexity my ear had missed. Now I can't play it at all.

Must try harder

L in C


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: Will Fly
Date: 10 Oct 08 - 08:52 AM

Vin2: "Just bin listening to the 'Jenny Lind Polka', anyone know it? Trying to learn it on me whistle."

I play it in regular tuning on a tenor banjo. How are you getting on with the whistle version, i.e. which pitch of whistle do you use? As I recall, Theme A is in D and Theme B is in G.


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: Vin2
Date: 10 Oct 08 - 08:47 AM

Just bin listening to the 'Jenny Lind Polka', anyone know it? Trying to learn it on me whistle.


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 10 Oct 08 - 04:43 AM

Helen,
sounds good to me. Irish musicians meet in the Lloyds in Chorlton evry Monday and they are as good as it gets. But, it does get a bit quick.

I enjoy Cotswold tunes and English Country dance tunes and am keen to hear them played. Perhaps we need another night for tunes?

Cheers
L in C


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: Helen Jocys
Date: 10 Oct 08 - 04:22 AM

I like Cotswoldy/Morrissy tunes but can manage a couple of Irish ones 'tho I'm not into 'speeding'!

Cheers,

Helen.


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 09 Oct 08 - 04:47 AM

Thanks Helen,

I look forward to a couple of good tunes, what do you have in mind? I'll if we can join in!

Chiz

L in C


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: Helen Jocys
Date: 09 Oct 08 - 04:21 AM

If my playing is anything like my singing last Wednesday you may regret the suggestion but will bring box just in case!!

Helen.


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 07 Oct 08 - 01:03 PM

It's a cheeky song but the first verse so fits a singaround don't you think?

L in C


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 07 Oct 08 - 12:09 PM

The first time I heard John J sing was also the first time I heard Compliments Returned. I didn't know whether to be impressed or offended.


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: 8_Pints
Date: 07 Oct 08 - 05:39 AM

Sue has a song "If I can Remember the Words" [Jim Matthews].

Perhaps she'll sing it next month if she can remember.....

I'll get my coat!

Bob


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 03 Oct 08 - 12:40 PM

I was trying Timothy Taylor Landlord as a tonic for my memory but I find that after the recomended for or five doses I forget what I was trying to remember.

I will stop now before this turns into a country and western song.

Thanks to you all again

L in C


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: AlanG
Date: 03 Oct 08 - 11:38 AM

Following Helen's example, I must also apologise for my senior moment after the first line of Young Henry the Poacher, with only 10 more verses left.
But all is not lost: I have now enbarked on an intensive diet of oily fish and and Ginko Bilabo supplenments, so if I don't turn into The Grey Silkie of Sule Skerry, I'll perhaps remember it next time.

Mr Memory Man


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 03 Oct 08 - 05:40 AM

Parish notices, part 94 - I gave out the wrong date for the Swinton jollifications, which are of course on the 17th and 18th.

I'll be there (but don't let that put you off...)


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 03 Oct 08 - 03:26 AM

Thanks Helen, glad you came, more songs in November - do you fancy playing some tunes aswell?

Chiz

L in C


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: Helen Jocys
Date: 02 Oct 08 - 05:44 PM

Sorry I managed to trip up on my two efforts last night. Promise to improve on subsequent visits. Great night and lovely, cosy atmosphere.

HelenJ.


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 02 Oct 08 - 12:33 PM

What have I done to deserve somuch fun?


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 02 Oct 08 - 12:07 PM

And huge thanks to Les as ever...


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 02 Oct 08 - 11:55 AM

True and Phil ..............Radish?

Sorry

Les near Chorlton


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 02 Oct 08 - 11:10 AM

And Nigel!


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 02 Oct 08 - 10:40 AM

Thanks to Ged, Dave, John, Martin, Helen, Alan, Kate, Ingrid, Bob, Sue, Dave, Rachel, Sean, Ken, Olga and first timer I think Jen. So many good songs and good tunes from Bob with his smallpipes and John and Ged on melodeons. I am amazed that I have been going to folk clubs since the Crimean War and you lot come out with brilliant songs that I have never heard!

Thanks and looking forward to November

Chiz

Les


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: 8_Pints
Date: 01 Oct 08 - 09:33 PM

I'll drink to that JJ!

Bob


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: John J
Date: 01 Oct 08 - 07:24 PM

Just arrived home from another tremendous sing, thanks to all who made it so successful. And to the Dunham Brewery for their superb Bollington bitter!

JJ


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: John J
Date: 01 Oct 08 - 02:26 PM

I'm leaving in a few minutes (in the car I'm afraid) to collect Mum, should be there around 8.30pm.

John


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 01 Oct 08 - 12:48 PM

Yes, I think so. I will be there just after 8 we might play a few tunes and start songs as soon as a few have gathered

Cheers

Les


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: 8_Pints
Date: 01 Oct 08 - 12:18 PM

Did we agree 8-8.30 Kick Off?

Bob


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 01 Oct 08 - 07:54 AM

The sun always shines in Chorlton. \it's just that the clouds and rain get in the way sometimes.

Chiz

Les


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: John J
Date: 01 Oct 08 - 04:13 AM

I'll be there - on my bike if the weather's not too dreadful.

JJ


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 01 Oct 08 - 04:09 AM

Let's hope it looks like that! There's sunshine on Chorlton as I type, but the clouds look rather threatening.

I'll be there, but I may be a bit croaky. Alternatively, I may be a bit croaky, but I'll be there.


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 01 Oct 08 - 03:42 AM

Tonight


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 30 Sep 08 - 04:54 PM

Tomorrow


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 26 Sep 08 - 12:26 PM

I feel sure you will both be as welcome as ever, safe in tradition with innovation, and I think the HG will bring added fragrance to an already exotic occasion or some such bxllxcks.

See you then

L in C


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 26 Sep 08 - 08:38 AM

Hasn't been the same since I killed a cat with it actually...

Talking about that, weird how cats how hiss and arch their backs at the sight of our car.


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: GUEST,Rapunzel
Date: 26 Sep 08 - 07:42 AM

Looking forward to seeing you all on Wednesday - I think my pipes are now back in working order - haven't had much luck with keeping the voice healthy this year.

But really, don't encourage the hurdy gurdy - he can play it well, but it's a bit of an old banger, with two careless owners and it hasn't got a full service history.


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 26 Sep 08 - 03:56 AM

Sean's Mallard is a wondrous thing I hope he brings it to the Beech! The band on the post above are also excellent perhaps they will come to the Beech also?

Chiz

L in C


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 25 Sep 08 - 02:50 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lbVLZPYyZs


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 25 Sep 08 - 02:29 PM

Ahhhh, honest, (?) as soon as I had posted I knew that Sean would know it and I think he should bring the Hurdy Gurdy. I cure for sinusitus, infections of the inner and outer ear, the hips, the pips, the palsy and the gout, the pains ............. I'm sure you get my drift

L in C


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 25 Sep 08 - 01:54 PM

I remember it sounding something like this, at least towards the end:

I've ate, I've ate, and what have I ate?
I've ate the toe of the mallard
Toe and toe, foot and foot, leg and leg, nameless purple slithery viscera and nameless purple slithery viscera*, [continues for some time], neck and neck,
It all went into the pillagey-o**!
Most pitiful*** neck of the mallard.

*Or words to that effect
**This is definitely what the guy on the record was singing.
***This, on the other hand, was probably 'beautiful'.

(I suspect IB knows all this, if not more...)


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 25 Sep 08 - 01:46 PM

I jest of course! That's exactly what I meant - and here to prove it is a link to my Myspace Page where I've just uploaded the version I've done for my Naked Season album. Rest assured I won't be bring the cacophonous hurdy-gurdy (any extraneous noises here are deliberate by the way) but something a little sweeter & more portable...

Actually - it doesn't appear to be there yet, but give it a an hour or two & it will be. Things are a bit odd at Myspace right now...


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 25 Sep 08 - 01:01 PM

Sean,

not a ballard at all a daft 'adding up song' in the sense that each part of the bird is eaten and the chorus lengthens as each bit is added on. That is too hard to explain.

Perhaps others could explain it or better still, come to the Beech and sing it. I offer a free pint of choice to any one who will come and sing it.

Oh, I have an eat and what have I ate?
I have an ate the toe of a Mallard

Toe toe-ey Nee-mies'an all
Oh I have eaten it feathers and all
So good -a meat was the Mallard

Cheers

L in C


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 25 Sep 08 - 12:52 PM

Looking forward to it. It's written on the calendar in mallard blood.


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 25 Sep 08 - 12:13 PM

What do you mean ballad? There's a song? I was just going bring the quack-legs (in aspic) as my contribution for a good old October nosh! Landlord, quack-legs, and... cake, anyone? But, now you've mentioned there's a song, I'll have suppose I'll have to seek it out!


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 25 Sep 08 - 11:15 AM

Sean,

the Leg of a Mallard! I look forward to hearing this fine and subtle ballad. I found it in a book but couldn't get the feel or swing of it really. I feel sure you will do the Mallard much good!

Toe toey etc


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 25 Sep 08 - 09:56 AM

We'll be there, Les - with the Leg of the Mallard & other such seasonal goodies, direct from Ormskirk and Liverpool respectively. Looking forward, as ever & always...


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Subject: RE: Singaround, The Beech, Chorlton
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 25 Sep 08 - 09:46 AM

Folks,

looks like we are football free and welcome, the hand pumps are serving:
Cheshire IPA from Dunham Massey
Hobgoblin from Marstons
Best and Landlord from Taylors
and much else besides!

We should be in good voice

Cheers

Les


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