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Liverpool Folk Club 1970

Les in Chorlton 25 Nov 10 - 10:06 AM
terrier 25 Nov 10 - 09:46 AM
GUEST,John Howson 15 Nov 10 - 06:19 PM
LesB 14 Nov 10 - 04:02 AM
GUEST,Bob Deluce 13 Nov 10 - 07:19 PM
Liberty Boy 12 Nov 10 - 11:40 AM
banjoman 12 Nov 10 - 05:18 AM
Les in Chorlton 12 Nov 10 - 02:31 AM
GUEST 11 Nov 10 - 03:14 PM
GUEST,Tim Malette 09 Nov 10 - 02:29 PM
GUEST,joyce jennings nee Bennion 16 Oct 10 - 04:31 PM
GUEST,joyce jennings nee Bennion 16 Oct 10 - 04:27 PM
GUEST,Keith Price 13 Oct 10 - 05:07 PM
GUEST,Anne O Donnell to Keith Price 13 Oct 10 - 04:43 PM
GUEST,John Cornett 04 Oct 10 - 11:05 AM
GUEST,John Cornett 04 Oct 10 - 11:02 AM
GUEST,John Cornett 04 Oct 10 - 10:57 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 04 Oct 10 - 10:24 AM
banjoman 04 Oct 10 - 09:55 AM
Fred McCormick 04 Oct 10 - 07:22 AM
GUEST,John Cornett 04 Oct 10 - 06:39 AM
banjoman 11 Sep 10 - 07:37 AM
Fred McCormick 10 Sep 10 - 03:11 PM
GUEST,Daughter of JOHN DAVIES of Kings Shilling 10 Sep 10 - 10:03 AM
GUEST,Ken Dunlop 01 Sep 10 - 03:36 PM
Les in Chorlton 01 Sep 10 - 01:01 PM
GUEST,Keith Price 01 Sep 10 - 08:58 AM
Les in Chorlton 01 Sep 10 - 08:13 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 01 Sep 10 - 07:52 AM
GUEST,Keith Price 01 Sep 10 - 07:46 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 01 Sep 10 - 06:02 AM
banjoman 01 Sep 10 - 05:38 AM
Les in Chorlton 01 Sep 10 - 03:56 AM
GUEST,Ken Dunlop 31 Aug 10 - 05:43 PM
Les in Chorlton 31 Aug 10 - 12:58 PM
GUEST,Frank Sellors 31 Aug 10 - 09:28 AM
GUEST 31 Aug 10 - 07:34 AM
banjoman 31 Aug 10 - 05:38 AM
GUEST,Daughter of JOHN DAVIES of Kings Shilling 31 Aug 10 - 02:57 AM
LesB 30 Aug 10 - 06:56 PM
Fred McCormick 30 Aug 10 - 04:21 PM
Noreen 30 Aug 10 - 03:51 PM
Noreen 30 Aug 10 - 12:37 PM
GUEST,Daughter of JOHN DAVIES of Kings Shilling 30 Aug 10 - 12:27 PM
banjoman 30 Aug 10 - 05:11 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 29 Aug 10 - 01:33 PM
banjoman 29 Aug 10 - 07:38 AM
GUEST,Ken Dunlop 28 Aug 10 - 05:28 PM
GUEST,guest 31 Jul 10 - 03:41 PM
GUEST,Alastair Seagroatt 08 Apr 10 - 01:29 PM
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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 25 Nov 10 - 10:06 AM

Amazin!

Thanks Tom Terrier, trust you are both well?

I spotted a very enthusiastic Tony Wilson. It must have been cold in that room people seem to have big coats on and even hats

L in C#


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: terrier
Date: 25 Nov 10 - 09:46 AM

YouTube's a strange beast, I was just looking for something totally unrelated but this is what I found (apologies if it's been posted before)

L'Pool Folk

Were you part of the sixties scouse folk scene? If so see how many faces you can recognise, I'm obviously too young to remember any ;~p


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,John Howson
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 06:19 PM

Picking up on Diane Scanlon's thread about her dad Noel(who I remember well) and Bruce Scott.

Diane email me an address and I'll send you a copy of Bruce's CD 'My Colleen by the Shore' which has the opening track 'Rocks of Bawn'. john@veteran.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: LesB
Date: 14 Nov 10 - 04:02 AM

"would help Silkie (a lovely girl) and Brian Fergie clean up in the Green Moose Cafe."
Did that include emptying the 'wee' bucket in the cellar?
:-)
Cheers
Les


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Bob Deluce
Date: 13 Nov 10 - 07:19 PM

I was a telephone engineer in Liverpool City Centre. Most mornings myself and John Chalton would help Silkie (a lovely girl) and Brian Fergie clean up in the Green Moose Cafe. We should have been mending telephones but the Green Moose was far more interesting. John was probably the finest slide/blues guitar player and singer you could find anywhere in the world. He was and possibly still is totally brilliant. Brian Fergie also was beyond compare as a 5 string banjo player.


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Liberty Boy
Date: 12 Nov 10 - 11:40 AM

Bruce Scott is a legend, full stop. Still around and singing as well as ever.


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 12 Nov 10 - 05:18 AM

Bruce Scott was (and perhaps still is) a Liverpool legend. Always sang better when suitably imbibed. I remember him singing The rocks of Bawn in the Mitre and having to be virtually held upright by Bernie Davis & John Howson.
Those were the days ?? He was part of the vast Melia clan, and I know that his cousin Mike still lives in Skem.


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 12 Nov 10 - 02:31 AM

Bruce Scott and the Rocks of Bawn!!!!!!!! How could anyone forget Bruce singing that - powerful bit of singing for sure. The Bamboo room of the Vic and the Customs House?

L in C#


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Nov 10 - 03:14 PM

noel scanlon is my dad .unfortunately he passed away june 2008 .
he had a fantastic voice and sang many many songs . he sang dannyboy in the irish centre ( st michaels club west derby rd ) on st patricks day most years untill 2007 . my dad was born in dingle bay co kerry and was always very proud of his irish roots . he lived in liverpool , england from the age of 17 and never lost any part of his irish accent . does anyone know if bruce scott does giggs anywere ? it would be nice to hear him sing the song my dad taught him The Rocks Of Bawn . my email is dianescanlon@hotmail.com


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Tim Malette
Date: 09 Nov 10 - 02:29 PM

I am from New Hampshire in the USA. In 1965 through 1968, I was in a folk band also called The Tarrymen. I have no idea how we came up with the name, but now that I can look it up on the internet, it was fitting.

We perfomed around the New England states at coffee houses and colleges.


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,joyce jennings nee Bennion
Date: 16 Oct 10 - 04:31 PM

Ken I remember baby sitting your kids with my sister and the Irish sessions at Ye Crack, and Old Rope's folk club.


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,joyce jennings nee Bennion
Date: 16 Oct 10 - 04:27 PM

Keith so sorry to hear about Mary.I was just a young cadet nurse when Mary told me that she was a sister at Mill Lane.I was well impressed.We always had a chin wag about nursing.Take care Keith


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Keith Price
Date: 13 Oct 10 - 05:07 PM

Anne please ring 0151 228 0696

Keith


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Anne O Donnell to Keith Price
Date: 13 Oct 10 - 04:43 PM

Hope you see this Keith, I was so sorry to hear of Mary's death. We have not been in touch in recent years-- addresses mislaid. so sorry,
Anne.


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,John Cornett
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 11:05 AM

No Problem Fred – Thanks to Clive for mentioning it last night.
After I had replied I decide to see what else was in the 'thread' and after reading them all for the last three hours they have brought back some wonderful memories.
Just for the Mudcat and memories record, Frank and I started work in the same shipping company in May 1960. At the time he was interested in and singing (dare I mention it) Country & Western, with the usual 3 chords. Frank wanted to learn more so together with fellow worker Dave Donnelley and girlfriend Eve Jones (between us we knew at least 4 chords) we started singing together and after regular trips to the Spinners Club, I am happy to say Frank got converted to the Folk Tradition and we eventually formed a group 'The Farriers' and ran a Folk Club in The Cattlemarket pub (as somebody previously mentioned, it's claim to fame as being Next to the Abbatoir).
Frank and I also frequented the Liverpool Trad Club on Saturday nights in the Bamboo room of the 'Vic' as did a young lad called John Davies who was in a group called the 'Jonhowans' with Howard Parker and wife Ann (hence the name) after providing some Bass harmonies to our songs it was decided the three of us should 're-group' and consequently 'The King's Shilling'(Mark I) was formed, and named, on 3rd March 1968. After enjoying considerable success in the North West clubs Frank eventually decided he wanted to delve further into 'the Tradition' and went off on his travels. This led to the forming of 'The King's Shilling' (Mark II) with the addition of Tony Rosney and similar bookings around North West and also a one week 'World Tour' of the South of England from Swindon to Croydon (and a return booking in Croydon the following week for £12).
Have to leave it there for now, got to cut the grass, or, in the title of an Irish tune 'Trim the Velvet'.
Cheers


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,John Cornett
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 11:02 AM

Hi again Allison
Following on from Clive's message, I collated a load of recordings from practices etc into Two CDs of the King's Shilling. I did give your dad copies but if you want them lets know and i'll mail them to you.
John C


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,John Cornett
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 10:57 AM

Hi Pete.
As you see from the two 'threads' with nothing in them - i'm new to this thing, think i pressed the return key too early.

Bernie did try a few times to contact you by phone to let you know about John D but no answer, assume you were at one of the festivals.

Love and Regards
To Maggie and 'kids'


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 10:24 AM

Alison, on the DVD of the Bothy's 21st birthday celebrations in 1986, there's footage of your Dad and John C. singing 'The Marigold.' It's rather splendid. I can send you a copy if you'd like to make contact on jean@pownceby.fsnet.co.uk.


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 09:55 AM

John - good to see you on Mudcat - love to you and Bernie
Pete & Maggie


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 07:22 AM

John,

Thanks for posting that. I've passed a copy on to Helen. I asked her about the song a while ago. She had no idea that Frank had written it.


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,John Cornett
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 06:39 AM

Hi Allison.
Saw Clive last night and he said you were on Mudcat.
Here is a copy of 'Man of Experience' as printed at the time in Willy Russells local folkie magazine 'Wooden Spoon'. I can confirm it was written by Frank in the 1960s. Additional to the main song Frank also had extra little comments after each verse, can't remember all of them but i've included some.

I'm a Man of Experience, i'm just ten years old
ten years on this earth it has made me real bold - it has
I'm telling you.

I like to play football and play cowies with the boys
I think girls are stupid they play with soft toys - they do
I'm telling you.

I like to eat sweets and drink lemonade
and go to the pictures and pull girls pigtails - I do
I'm telling you.
(They ask for it though, 'avin their hair tied like that)

It hurts me to think i've got to marry a girl
One tried to kiss me and it made my hair curl - it did
I'm telling you.
(It was 'orrible, got that lipstick stuff all over me face)

Well Charlies me mate and you want to see him swim
He's gotta new cowie set, so I think I'll marry him - I will
I'm telling you.
(We'll play Cowies and Indians all day)

Next door there's a judy tryin to get in our gang
Charlie said no and I went bang bang - I did
I'm telling you.

But she was real cunning oh all women are
She was getting round Albert oh she thought she'd go far - she did
I'm telling you.

We got hold of Albert at the corner of our street
Hung Albert from a lampost and went home for tea - We did
I'm telling you.
   (We had sausages and beans they wus great)

Alberts old lady she came round to our house
she comp[lained to me Mam she did'nt half grouse - She did
I'm telling you.

Next day I got Maggie and pulled her pigtails
I was just about to bash her when it started to hail - It did
I'm telling you.
(I hate hailstones though - they sting yer ears)

But Charlie went further and called her a swine
threw mud at her knickers which were hangin' on the line - they were
I'm telling you.
(They wont stain though 'cause they was Navy blue)

That's THE END - Thought I had a recording of it somewhere but not been able to find it yet.


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 11 Sep 10 - 07:37 AM

Keith - Maggie & I want to express our sincere and deepest sympathy for the loss of a very dear old friend from a long time ago. Mary was the nurse on duty when our son Chris was born at Mill road and always had a spot in our thoughts. We will keep her, and you, in our prayers
Pete & Maggie


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 10 Sep 10 - 03:11 PM

Alison, I asked Helen, Frank's widow, and she said she couldn't remember the song. I suspect it went back to long before she met Frank.

I really ought to start a seperate thread on this but it's late, I'm shattered and in urgent need of a bath. Clive Pownceby rang me earlier to say that Mary, Keith Price's wife, has just died of a heart attack. Keith, if you read this, I can only say that I'm deeply sorry, as Clive evidently is. He said he'd been pottering about all morning doing bits of jobs and trying not to think of it. I couldn't get on with the job I'd been doing without stopping all the while and brooding on it.

To everyone else, I'll post the funeral details on Mudcat as soon as I know them.


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Daughter of JOHN DAVIES of Kings Shilling
Date: 10 Sep 10 - 10:03 AM

Hi All
Was anyone able to track down the full lyrics to the song below,
someone above said they thought it was written by Frank McCall which also seems likely to me too as my Dad John Davies told me it was written by an old friend of his:

Im a man of experience,
just 12 years old
12 years on this earth, has made me real bold,
it has
im telling you....
well i like to eat sweets and drink lemonade
and go to the pictures and pull girls pig tails
i do...
well they ask for it don't they? .....

Thanks
Alison


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Ken Dunlop
Date: 01 Sep 10 - 03:36 PM

Les, I remember your brother well, it was Roy who first told me that you were running the club. Send him my regards when you next speak to him. I am in touch with Keith again, he gave me Clive's number a couple of months back, I've only just got around to phoning him. I found this site by accident, but Keith told me the other day that he told me about it when he gave me Clive's number. Did someone say earlier that they had a supply of Alziemer's tablets? I get plenty of e-mails from really nice people in Canada who can supply me with as much Viagra as I want, if it improves memory maybe I should get some.

Pete, I have the grand title of Lecturer in Business and Management. I teach on vocational A levels and Foundation Degree. I cover topics such as employment law, accountancy, HRM and management theory. I've been doing it for just on ten years now and really enjoy it. so much so that I have continued working after retirement age.


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 01 Sep 10 - 01:01 PM

Grannies & daughters in the snug - they take no prisoners

Les


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Keith Price
Date: 01 Sep 10 - 08:58 AM

See you tonight Les with the bold Batho.Lock up your daughters er grannies

yours or anybodies

Keith


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 01 Sep 10 - 08:13 AM

So Keith, rumour has it you may visit The Beech sometime. We can arrange security from Warrington if needs be!

Cheers
Les


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 01 Sep 10 - 07:52 AM

Of course, how could I have forgotten? Oh yeh, that's right - several days of Whitby-induced amnesia last week where I saw him every day in The Elsinore. Familiarity - but not contempt!


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Keith Price
Date: 01 Sep 10 - 07:46 AM

Ian Goodyear concertina Clive


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 01 Sep 10 - 06:02 AM

Flat County SB - no longer extant but in a somewhat similar vein, the Britannia Bluegrass Band with Mike Lindon's brother Pat from the 'Flats' on dobro & banjo, and Pete Mackie on upright bass. Ted Costello and Barry Flynn are in there too and I've seen Bernie Davis with 'em on occasion. They have a weekly residency at the Ship in Haskayne.
The Acme still has an active diary with Mike on accordion and wife Norma as caller. The two other members' names escape me.


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 01 Sep 10 - 05:38 AM

Ken - wahat exactly do you do at this college - I remember when you "Caretaked" at Storrington Heys. Remember Old Rope's rehearsal room on the ground floor.
Those were the days = when men were men and women were glad -oops sorry Maggie I was only joking.
On a more "serious" note - We were talking a couple of days ago and Maggie asked if the Flat County String Band were still about in any shape or form, or the "Acme" celidh band who played at our wedding in the Cattle Market- later home to the Ale House Folk Club (Old Ropians please note)


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 01 Sep 10 - 03:56 AM

Hi Ken,

so you have gone for the 'subvert the system from the inside' strategy hey? All good stuff. So, get that fiddle out out and use to fight the erm ................ erm ............ alstheim erm ...... I have 'learned' the banjo and it's done me so much good.

Are you still in touch with Keith? You were great team. Do you remember my brother Roy? CP and all that? Lives in Colwyn Bay and is only 80. I have my eye on a similar set of genes.

Cheers

Les


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Ken Dunlop
Date: 31 Aug 10 - 05:43 PM

I'm Sorry to hear about John Davies. Back in those days reaching this age was a million years away, but looking back, the seventies were just a few years ago.

Hi Les, I live in the Walton area and work at a college teaching, wait for it....................Business & Management, workers of the world unite, you have nothing to lose but your enthusiasm. It sounds worse than it is, the main task is to encourage them to think for themselves.

Here's my poem for today, filched from today's Guardian as a postscript to an article by Aditya Charabortty:


David Musgrave's poem in the latest New Yorker, titled "On the inevitable decline into mediocrity of the popular musician who attains a comfortable middle age": In its entirety it reads, 'Oh Sting, where is thy death?'"


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 31 Aug 10 - 12:58 PM

Hi Ken Dunlop, if you see this post! Much fun busking with Ols Rope, Barry Walmsley, Ken Chersterman and lots of others qround 73.

Colin Batho came over to The Beech a couple of weeks ago and threatened to bring Keuth over too. All will be welcome. Where do you live now Ken?

Les Jones


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Frank Sellors
Date: 31 Aug 10 - 09:28 AM

I'm very sorry to hear about John Davies. I used to be a regular at the Bothy, and I knew John. The last time that I spoke to him was at a Bothy anniversary do. I always found John to be really enthusiastic about whatever he was in to, and a really interesting chap to talk to.


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Aug 10 - 07:34 AM

Hi banjoman,
do you remember any funny/memorable storys about him? would love to hear more...


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 31 Aug 10 - 05:38 AM

We remember John well as an old friend. Last saw him at John & Bernie's eldest daughters wedding.


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Daughter of JOHN DAVIES of Kings Shilling
Date: 31 Aug 10 - 02:57 AM

Thank you,
any help with the words would be great.
I saw John at my dads funeral as they kept in touch over the years,

Alison


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: LesB
Date: 30 Aug 10 - 06:56 PM

Incidentaly John Cornett occasionaly pops down to the Bothy or to one of our 'Guest House' sessions.
Cheers
Les


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 30 Aug 10 - 04:21 PM

Hi Alsion,

I was sorry to hear about your dad. I remember him from the early days when he used to sing at the Mersey Traditional gathering and later as part of a trio called The kings Shilling, with Frank McCall and John Cornett.

I think the song you mentioned was written by Frank, who sadly also died just about four years ago. However, I'm in touch with his widow, Helen McCall, so I'll see if she has a set of the words.


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Noreen
Date: 30 Aug 10 - 03:51 PM

I've also got a recording of Keith singing 'get up Jack John sit down' as part of Granny's Gravels, at the Travellers' Rest, St Helens.

Fun times.

Hi, Keith 'n' Ken!


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: Noreen
Date: 30 Aug 10 - 12:37 PM

Blasts from the past here!

I have a recording of Keith singing 'the Black Cook' and 'get up Jack John sit down' and sundry others, at ?Gregson's Well, mid 70s.

Would be great to see and hear Jack Ketch together again :)


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Daughter of JOHN DAVIES of Kings Shilling
Date: 30 Aug 10 - 12:27 PM

HI

I found this forum whilst searching the internet,
My dad was John Davies a former member of the Kings Shilling,

Sadly he passed away on August 8th 2010

i wonder if anyone who rememebers him wouuld have any stories to share with me?

Also when my brother and i where kids my dad used to sing us a great song, all i can rememeber is the 1st verse which goes something like this,

Im a man of experience,
just 12 years old
12 years on this earth, has made me real bold,
it has
im telling you....
well i like to eat sweets and drink lemonade
and go to the pictures and pull girls pig tails
i do...
well they ask for it don't they? .....

Unfortunatly i can't rememeber any of the other verses, any help with this would be great

Thanks
Alison Davies-Bell


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 30 Aug 10 - 05:11 AM

Provided that you dont let him sing The Black Cookm as he always got a bit upset when the audience repeated the pfrase "about half a yard long"
Ken - next time we get up to the wild north west we will let you (&keith know so we may be able to meet up
Pete


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 29 Aug 10 - 01:33 PM

Hiya Ken. Keith, Mick Rimmer and I have made contact with Sue Webster and and I've never lost touch with Sean Murphy. It might be good to meet up socially soon? I do have a copy of the Radio Merseyside programmes we did for Stan as Jack Ketch Band. One studio session and a live Ceilidh at Bootle Mons Hotel. I'm on 0151 924 5078 - would be great to touch base.(jean@pownceby.fsnet.co.uk)
Oh and Keith is back as a Bothy Resident.


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: banjoman
Date: 29 Aug 10 - 07:38 AM

Hi Ken - great to see you are still around. Maggie sends her best wishes as do Chris & Andrew(adult sons) (you may remember bringing your kids to Chris's 1st birthday party at our flat in Taplow street?
Its time you picked up that fiddle again. Keep intouch we are on Face book - look for Old Trout Band as Maggie has posted a video of our latests gig at Broadstairs festival in August. The sound isn't great but you may recognise the tune
Pete & Maggie


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Ken Dunlop
Date: 28 Aug 10 - 05:28 PM

I have just spent about three hours reading every posting on this thread, it's brought back some amazing memories. Hello to Clive, Pete & Maggie, Les, Keith, the brazen Bennions and lots of others here that I remember well. I do confess I have not picked up my fiddle for a little over ten years, in fact the last time I played was New Year's Eve 1999. Les, I remember as Old Rope we did a recording for Stan Ambrose's Radio Merseyside programme. Keith sang the Early Morning Shanty, Stan said he enjoyed it but he could not put it on air. Keith was delighted, "we've been banned by the BBC", he boasted. I must get along to the Bothy soon. ken.dunlop@blueyonder.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 31 Jul 10 - 03:41 PM

Willy Russell was in a folk group called the Abbey folk at the Childwall Abbey pub. This is going back to the 70's if not earlier, he's obviously gone downhill since.


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
From: GUEST,Alastair Seagroatt
Date: 08 Apr 10 - 01:29 PM

I started off at the Coach House run by Jacqui and Bridie. Remember the annoyance (rage?) of folk at us youngsters singing Dylan songs - changed days eh? Saw some amazing performers there - Doc Watson, The Troubadours (who had a young guitarist called Nic Jones). Also played at other clubs already mentioned, The Green Moose, The Spinners club & others. A great initiation to playing & later composing music.

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