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Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,

GUEST 17 Oct 11 - 12:45 PM
Les in Chorlton 19 Nov 09 - 01:17 PM
GUEST,Phil [as in Sandra and] 19 Nov 09 - 08:49 AM
Les in Chorlton 19 Nov 09 - 05:48 AM
Les in Chorlton 18 Nov 09 - 05:21 AM
Les in Chorlton 08 Nov 09 - 01:39 PM
GUEST,Dave Bishop 05 Nov 09 - 08:37 AM
Les in Chorlton 05 Nov 09 - 05:19 AM
John Routledge 04 Nov 09 - 07:28 PM
Phil Edwards 04 Nov 09 - 06:58 PM
Les in Chorlton 04 Nov 09 - 05:13 AM
Spleen Cringe 03 Nov 09 - 06:13 PM
Les in Chorlton 22 Oct 09 - 11:50 AM
GUEST,Dave Bishop 22 Oct 09 - 10:52 AM
Les in Chorlton 22 Oct 09 - 09:05 AM
Gedi 22 Oct 09 - 08:36 AM
GUEST,Phil [as in Sandra and Phil] 22 Oct 09 - 05:17 AM
Les in Chorlton 22 Oct 09 - 04:51 AM
Phil Edwards 21 Oct 09 - 05:31 PM
Les in Chorlton 20 Oct 09 - 05:19 AM
Spleen Cringe 20 Oct 09 - 02:44 AM
Les in Chorlton 19 Oct 09 - 11:47 AM
Les in Chorlton 19 Oct 09 - 11:22 AM
GUEST,Sophie FFS 19 Oct 09 - 10:50 AM
GUEST,Spleen Cringe 19 Oct 09 - 10:19 AM
Les in Chorlton 19 Oct 09 - 09:14 AM
Les in Chorlton 04 Oct 09 - 07:08 AM
John J 04 Oct 09 - 06:48 AM
Les in Chorlton 04 Oct 09 - 06:20 AM
Les in Chorlton 03 Oct 09 - 08:14 AM
Les in Chorlton 20 Sep 09 - 12:56 PM
Gedi 15 Sep 09 - 08:52 AM
Les in Chorlton 09 Sep 09 - 04:55 AM
John Routledge 09 Sep 09 - 04:45 AM
Gedi 09 Sep 09 - 04:04 AM
Phil Edwards 08 Sep 09 - 01:51 PM
AlanG 08 Sep 09 - 01:48 PM
Les in Chorlton 08 Sep 09 - 12:19 PM
GUEST,le Pike 08 Sep 09 - 11:51 AM
Les in Chorlton 03 Sep 09 - 05:19 AM
Les in Chorlton 01 Sep 09 - 12:35 PM
John J 01 Sep 09 - 09:35 AM
GUEST,AlanG at work 01 Sep 09 - 06:43 AM
Les in Chorlton 01 Sep 09 - 06:27 AM
Spleen Cringe 31 Aug 09 - 03:43 PM
Les in Chorlton 20 Aug 09 - 09:20 AM
GUEST,AlanG at work 20 Aug 09 - 06:25 AM
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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Oct 11 - 12:45 PM

I don't often come on this site though I am signed up so to speak and I don't really know how it works. I hope I don't exasperate in my mudcat inexperience but I would like to mention the "Songs And Tunes At The Beech" on Wednesday nights at 8pm. The first and third Weds are singarounds and are popular. The second and fourth are tunes nights with any fifth Weds being a mix. The singarounds are in the front snug but the tunes nights are in the larger room. This is because the numbers are larger and with instruments.
I love both but particularly love the tunes nights which have resulted in a "Beech Band" comnprising of whomever turns up or has ever turned up. We have now done several ceilidhs with a usually large band with our resident caller and melodeon player Rob Phillips. If you have never experienced playing jigs, reels, polkas, morris tunes,et al and play an instrument, and want to learn, then go down to the Beech Inn on those dates above. But go early. They are fantastic.


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 19 Nov 09 - 01:17 PM

Mmmmmmmmmmm good oint. After that incedent with the gas leak I wouldn't be surprised f the pub had gone and the bike and the fireplace were left!

cheers

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: GUEST,Phil [as in Sandra and]
Date: 19 Nov 09 - 08:49 AM

It sounds as though we missed a lot having to go early.... What;s the betting the bike's still there on Tuesday? P


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 19 Nov 09 - 05:48 AM

As usual a bit of a one off.

Thanks to Ged, Phil, Alan, Phil, Sandra, Gordon, Claudine, Jeanette, Norman, Steve, Ken, Mike and Martin and Peggy who came and sang for the first time.

A special thanks to whoever locked the mountain bike to the seating. It remained a complete mystery to the staff and an excellent but of jokes including the repeated and badly played "A Bicycle made for two".

And a further special thanks to the three young women practicing 'Manc open throat wailing' in the bar. I hope they continue this practise perhaps in Liverpool

L in C
Looking forward to Tunes next Tuesday and our second birthday for Songs - Dec 2nd.


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 18 Nov 09 - 05:21 AM

So, Wednesday night, a bit wet? A cosy evening in The Beech songs mostly but not ...................

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 08 Nov 09 - 01:39 PM

Weird experience Thursday morning - he was in my paper shop! He didn't recognise me as I kept my head down!

I am sure your correct Dave, we do have a good collection of people who sing songs well. I trust others who haven't been along will come and join us on the third Wednesday of the month

Cheers

Les


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: GUEST,Dave Bishop
Date: 05 Nov 09 - 08:37 AM

The Beech seems to be developing into one of those sessions where really good singing is starting to happen a lot. I have this theory (borne out by previous experience) that if a few good singers get together a very positive thing starts to happen and they encourage each other to improve and some become very good or even outstanding.

I think that we should all give a vote of thanks to Les for starting this (and he does really, quite often, make a little bit more sense than the drunk did last night). What was he on about? The drunk I mean, not Les! I think that it was something to do with the War - if he appears again don't mention the War!


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 05 Nov 09 - 05:19 AM

Thanks to Ged, Norman, John R, Helen, Sue, Bob, Ann, John, Alan, Brian, Nigel, Dave, Ken, Martin, Phil for songs and tunes and Barbara and Dave for audience support.

Another grand night of songs, tunes, rain and that drunken bloke who made less sense than I do - we always get one don't we.

The first Wednesday in December (2) will be our second birthday so I erge everyone who ever came or intended to come to put Dec 2 in their diary and also November 18 for a chance to try out a few songs. Not forgetting Beginners Tunes on Tuesday 24th November.

Thanks again
Les in Chorlton


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: John Routledge
Date: 04 Nov 09 - 07:28 PM

A Fine Night indeed. Very uplifting.


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 04 Nov 09 - 06:58 PM

But always remember, if you give nowt we'll take nowt. A caution for us all methinks.

That was one fine night. I remember thinking that Alan's "Bold Riley" was the kind of thing I go to the Beech for, and mentally correcting myself immediately - actually it was the kind of thing I get out of bed for. Stellar performances too from Dave and Sue and Anne and John and, and...

Hasta la two weeks' time, and I expect to see everyone present (or I shall want a note from your responsible adults). And maybe one day the beer will match the singing!


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 04 Nov 09 - 05:13 AM

Tonight as it stands Mr Cringe - a song from yourself maybe or a strong influence in choruses.

Now alpaca me banjo and be off sheepishly to The Beech

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 03 Nov 09 - 06:13 PM

Tomorrow night, I believe?


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 22 Oct 09 - 11:50 AM

Well Dave, I thought I was, you know, ordinary. I always feel ordinary when I am with that bunch who go to the Beech.

Now I just need to find some songs about sheep, alpacas and lamas,

Les


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: GUEST,Dave Bishop
Date: 22 Oct 09 - 10:52 AM

"I apologise for bringing double glazing into Roll the Old Chariot Along but you spend a lot of time on your own in retirement and it did seem funny at the time."

Never apologise, Les. You can't help being weird!


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 22 Oct 09 - 09:05 AM

Ours at 7. 30 - possible Chorlton Folk Club if we can get on in the first half?

Les


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Gedi
Date: 22 Oct 09 - 08:36 AM

lol, yes the double glazing was somewhat unexpected and rather hilarious.....

I'll be there for some tunes tonight. Where is 'there' by the way?

cheers
Ged


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: GUEST,Phil [as in Sandra and Phil]
Date: 22 Oct 09 - 05:17 AM

The double glazing was the best bit, I thought...


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 22 Oct 09 - 04:51 AM

Well, thanks to Ged, Phil, Sandra, Ken, Alan, John, Ann, Mike, Dave and Martin. Martin sang for the first time in about 3 years an played some excellent tunes on the English concertina.

Lots of good songs many about the Sea and plenty of dead people. I apologise for bringing double glazing into Roll the Old Chariot Along but you spend a lot of time on your own in retirement and it did seem funny at the time.

Book now for the 2nd birthday bash in December

Oh, and tunes next Wednesday because lots of us are going to the MacColl memorial at Salford next Tuesday

Cheers

L in C
ps Who is up for a scratch band at Chorlton tonight?


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 21 Oct 09 - 05:31 PM

some have suggested that the Beech is paranormal

Very few have suggested the Beech is normal...

Sorry I couldn't get down there tonight - hope it was a good 'un. (Or indeed is a good 'un at time of writing.)


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 20 Oct 09 - 05:19 AM

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm ........... well some have suggested that the Beech is paranormal and I can't really argue with that.

Songs mostly but not exclusively ..................

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 20 Oct 09 - 02:44 AM

WASPI. All is revealed.


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 19 Oct 09 - 11:47 AM

So Mr Cringe,

this is going to take some explaining:

"Wigan Area Society for Paranormal Investigation"

Even Monkeys with advanced experience of Shakespeare would have trouble creating that sentence.

I suggest at least a story-telling at the next Singaround!

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 19 Oct 09 - 11:22 AM

You will be most welcome Sophie

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: GUEST,Sophie FFS
Date: 19 Oct 09 - 10:50 AM

I'm hoping to pop along for the first time...


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: GUEST,Spleen Cringe
Date: 19 Oct 09 - 10:19 AM

Would love to but I have a BIG NIGHT OUT in Wigan at a gig hosted by Wigan Area Society for Paranormal Investigation (Really!), where 3 - 4 Mudcatters will be playing songs about Lancashire myths and superstitions...

Have a great night though. See you in November.


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 19 Oct 09 - 09:14 AM

Well, Wednesdays come round as they do so we invite all and sundry to The Beech this Wednesday to sing songs, mostly but not exclusively traditional.

Cheers

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 04 Oct 09 - 07:08 AM

Thanks John,

how about The Manchester Rambler?

He, he

Les


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: John J
Date: 04 Oct 09 - 06:48 AM

Regret I'll be a no-show for this Wednesday, it's a Backpackers Club meet, beer & nosh in Sale - and I'm the organiser so I've got to be there!

Have a song for me.

J


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 04 Oct 09 - 06:20 AM

Sunday, the day when people check diaries? So Wednesday, off to The Beech?

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 03 Oct 09 - 08:14 AM

So this is October in Chorlton.

Next Wednesday will be October 7th and as the sun declines behind Jackson's Boat at sunset on Tuesday, Wednesday will be the fist of it's kind in this month and so I declare a Singaround at the The Beech.

Yellow fever is only a bit contagious so I will sit near the door to limit it's spread

L in C

See November for malarial issues


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 12:56 PM

Well, greetings from Cusco, Peru. Truly amazing place. Haven´t had a chance to sing yet but tried a few whistles and pipes a bit tricky but basically the same!

Trust you all had a great sing - see you in October

Les in Peru


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Gedi
Date: 15 Sep 09 - 08:52 AM

Songs at The Beech tomorrow night, Wed 16th, 8pm onwards.

For those of you who have been away on hols, a good chance to brush up on some of those songs we all know and love.

Les is off on his travels once more, so once more we will have to struggle on without him.....Never mind I'm sure he's having a wonderful time wherever he may be (there's a song in there somewhere).

See you all tomorrow (you know who you are)
Cheers
Ged


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 04:55 AM

If thy leave Heskey on the bench you could see him in the Snug by 8.
L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: John Routledge
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 04:45 AM

Looks like we will have a quorum. You can make up for Yvonne and Bernards absence :0)


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Gedi
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 04:04 AM

I think I might make the trip from the Wastes of Trafford.

Want a lift Pip?


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 01:51 PM

Hmm. Anyone going from sunny south Manchesterford?


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: AlanG
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 01:48 PM

And you can give his choruses another good seeing to if you come along to Songs in the Snug at the Saricen's Head Warburton tomrrow night (Wednesday). Hope to see you all then.


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 12:19 PM

Well, he does have a bit of volume but I always feel we give his choruses a good seeing to!

Cheers

Les


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: GUEST,le Pike
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 11:51 AM

Thank goodness John J that you lost your voice..you overpower many of the others trying to have a good time.. perhaps this time everyone had their chance to join in!!
Le Pike,
Timperley
Really queeet neece ;-)


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 03 Sep 09 - 05:19 AM

Thanks to Kate, Ged, Martin, Dave, Dave, Nigel, Shelley, Phil, Ken, Olga and John who claimed one pint and a throat infection before leaving. I think he could have left us with a version of Old Man River - by the sound of his voice. Thanks for excellent songs and tunes and good company.

Les


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 01 Sep 09 - 12:35 PM

This is bad news John - maybe Alan could sing and you could mime?

Les


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: John J
Date: 01 Sep 09 - 09:35 AM

You will all be delighted to hear that I've lost my voice...and it wasn't through trying to sing!

JJ


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: GUEST,AlanG at work
Date: 01 Sep 09 - 06:43 AM

It goes very well thank you Les


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 01 Sep 09 - 06:27 AM

Surely is Mr Cringe!

Well, for those back from over the water or in the rain more locally, for those festival -ed out, for those with a fear of big tents and sound sydtems - welcome to The Snug at the Beech.

Songs mostly but not ................... how does that go?

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 31 Aug 09 - 03:43 PM

Back off me hols... anything happening this weds?


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 20 Aug 09 - 09:20 AM

True enough I did forget that and quite a few other things - perhaps it was the TT Landlord that made me ......................

Cheers

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: GUEST,AlanG at work
Date: 20 Aug 09 - 06:25 AM

Les, you forgot to mention Timothy Taylor's Landlord which was on excellent form.


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 20 Aug 09 - 06:11 AM

Thanks to Kate, Ged, John R, Ken, Alan, Martin, Phil, that bloke who fell asleep for ages, Cos for a version of 'Heard it on the Grapevine' Brian, Mike who proved himself a gentleman by bringing the Bulgarian bagpipes but not playing them, Jenny and Bob.

I promised a surprise and thanks to Burnley for delivering it.

See you all next Tuesday a The Beech Beginners Tune Session

Cheers

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 18 Aug 09 - 12:19 PM

Also the Save Chorlton Meadow Campaign

L in C


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Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes at The Beech, Chorlton,
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 17 Aug 09 - 07:45 AM

And so another Wednesday, the third one this month so far.

More good songs and the odd tune mostly but not exclusively traditional in the Beech this week

L in C


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