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Nic Jones

28 Feb 07 - 04:14 AM (#1981532)
Subject: Nic Jones
From: Nigel Paterson

Nic is featured tonight (28th Feb)on the Mike Harding show, BBC Radio 2 at 8pm. Not to be missed.
                         Nigel P.


28 Feb 07 - 04:43 AM (#1981544)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
From: The Sandman

Iwould love to hear this ,but Im in ireland ,Reception is bad,is it possible someone can do the listen again thingy.thanks Nigel.


28 Feb 07 - 04:46 AM (#1981545)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
From: George Papavgeris

I might just break a years abstinence from MH's show for Nic.


28 Feb 07 - 05:17 AM (#1981564)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
From: Scrump

Cap'n, the Listen Again feature for the MH show can be reached on the BBC Radio 2 website. I hardly ever hear the MH show 'live' as I'm usually out on Wed nights, so I'll be listening "again" to Nic (session tonight so won't be able to hear it, as usual).

Try this link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/r2music/folk/ and click on the "Listen Again to the MH show" link on that page.


28 Feb 07 - 07:29 AM (#1981622)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
From: Singing Referee

This link should run the audio stream in your default audio player, which will allow you to navigate freely forward or backwards through the program rather than just forward in 5/15 minute chunks as per the BBC player.


28 Feb 07 - 09:04 AM (#1981712)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
From: HipflaskAndy

Hi Nige - how ya doin'?
I'm gonna miss the usual Wed night at Otley Folk to stay in for this, for once!

Sat with 'our lad' a while last night - he's just agreed to be 'Patron' of Otley Black Sheep Folk Festival - rah!
You must come up (Sept) - beds available! Hah!

My own situation has taken a turn for the good of late, Nige
- job and health well-sorted at last.
Hope you're doing well too - Hugs - Duncan


28 Feb 07 - 10:48 AM (#1981823)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
From: Nigel Paterson

Hi Duncan,
         Good to hear from you. Your messages always brighten up my day!
         Very Best,
                  Nigel P.


28 Feb 07 - 10:56 AM (#1981830)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
From: Dartford Warbler

Yet again, Mike Harding will use his standard comments such as amazing, fantastic, England's best folk singer and this time he will be right!


28 Feb 07 - 11:49 AM (#1981888)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
From: The Sandman

yes, he was amazing and fantastic,a great guitarist,and a good singer.


28 Feb 07 - 01:32 PM (#1981973)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
From: The Sandman

funny ,I dont recall Nic ever being booked at Dartford Folk club,Tony Rose used to get booked there,and I believe I saw Carthy there once,but I dont recall Nic ever playing there.


28 Feb 07 - 03:12 PM (#1982066)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
From: GUEST

Grrr, a programme about Nic and suprise, suprise... Rusby!! :(
Oh well, shouldn't expect anything else from Harding.


28 Feb 07 - 03:21 PM (#1982072)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
From: The Borchester Echo

Hey Guest above and I think you are the same one from the BBC thread who got zapped off, I thought for saying I knew what I was talking about. Apparently, if you don't give yourself a name these days, that's what's going to happen.

Krusby, yes. But there's just been almost 25 seconds of Miles Wetherhill. And it sounds like Sir Patrick Spens will run to the end.


28 Feb 07 - 03:31 PM (#1982076)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
From: sapper82

Listening to it now. Excellent!


28 Feb 07 - 03:32 PM (#1982079)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
From: Herga Kitty

Listening now - great stuff!

Kitty


28 Feb 07 - 04:04 PM (#1982106)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
From: The Sandman

well thank god, I dont listen to radio 2 anymore, cant anybody sing any more, apart from the demon barbers.
North cregg, murdering SLIABH LUCHRA MUSIC,denis and julia murphy would turn in their grave[N cregg are clueless].
Seth lakeman[pop singer,waste of time].
some of the blues singers were ok.
the three part harmony group sang nicely in tune, but no passion.
what a waste of an hour,and no nic jones until next week.
not one singer of tradituional music had any idea about interpretation,its pathetic,


28 Feb 07 - 04:23 PM (#1982122)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
From: Herga Kitty

Dick - is Ireland a week behind, because we had Nic Jones on this evening's programme in England?

Kitty


28 Feb 07 - 04:26 PM (#1982125)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
From: Leadfingers

Indeed ! Mr Harding actually kept me listening for the whole hour - Nice to know Nic is NOT forgotten !


28 Feb 07 - 04:44 PM (#1982148)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
From: The Borchester Echo

Dick must have hit the replayer instead of Listen Live.
Tonight's show is up on the replayer now:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/r2music/folk/harding/

I'm glad Dick liked The Demon Barbers in last week's show doing Edward but he must surely have missed Johnny Dickinson doing The Jacobite's Farewell with slide guitar. Two very fine interpretations of traditional song.


28 Feb 07 - 05:21 PM (#1982182)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
From: GUEST,Ed

I really enjoyed the programme. I think that is the main idea of a radio programme; to entertain the listener.

Those of you who wish to gripe because it wasn't exactly as you would like, need to fuck off or grow up.

You moan when there's no Folk on radio, and you moan when there is. Go figure! (as our American friends might say)


28 Feb 07 - 05:40 PM (#1982205)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
From: The Borchester Echo

It wasn't anything like exactly what I would have wanted and I'm not going to follow either of your suggestions, Guest Ed. That 'blink-and-you'll-miss-it' muffled reference to the four unavailable Trailer albums could have been explained. And Krusby could have been edited out or a least reduced to a clip so that Nic's full version of The Blind Harper could have run. And the full version of Warlike Lads Of Russia wouldn't have gone amiss. And it could have been longer. In fact it could have been a 10-part series. Cos what do we get next week? Tom Paxton. So I'll continue to gripe. Thank you.


28 Feb 07 - 06:37 PM (#1982255)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
From: GUEST,Another Guest (Yet another)

Like a lot, I gave up listening to the Mike Harding program, when I
got continually frustrated at his inept comments (Mentioned by others)
his persistant gibbering (his own word) and his obvious predeliction
for Nancy (Griffiths) Nothing wrong with Nancy, she is lovely BUT..
never mind!

The final straw was the 25th aniversary program for Sandy Denny, when
Mr Gibber-a-lot talked over the end of "Who Knows where the time goes"
instead of giving it the 5 seconds of silence it richley deserves as
being just about the best modern folk song ever..

Nic Jones... What can say, its all been said already, pity the BBC
could not have got Jim Lloyd back JUST for this one program ...

I think I'll have a week listening to my Jim Lloyd recordings from the
nineties.. Folk, that was real ...

Geezo..


28 Feb 07 - 07:23 PM (#1982288)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
From: Dartford Warbler

Captain Birdseye said: funny ,I dont recall Nic ever being booked at Dartford Folk club

What's that got to do with the price of cabbages?


28 Feb 07 - 07:44 PM (#1982305)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
From: GUEST,Gerry

What's wrong with Tom Paxton? OK, so he's not Nic Jones, but other than that?


28 Feb 07 - 10:58 PM (#1982390)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
From: GUEST,Jim Martin

Cap'n, you can get BBC Radio 2 in Ireland via Sky TV, if you so desire (using their 'other channels' facility).


01 Mar 07 - 02:36 AM (#1982453)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
From: The Sandman

sorry ,I listened to last weeks programme by mistake,Ishall look forward to hearing nic.
TO COUNTESS RICHARD,yes Johnny Dickinson was good too,but Damiens singing was in my opinion the best by a country mile,GOOD Ornamentation, a revivalist singer who sounds like he,s listened to traditional singing.


01 Mar 07 - 02:51 AM (#1982458)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
From: Les in Chorlton

Absolutley extraordinary singer and guitarist and I think the programme did him justice in terms of samples from his recordings and the things that people said about him. Also a great sense of what might have been?

A clear reminder of how powerful traditional music can be and how different it is to other no less imortant forms of music.

We probably wont here Nick live again but you can do what Nick did last year in Otley and hear The Duncan McFarlane Band. Duncan will be the first to say he is not Nick but for a taste of really thrilling traditional and written music the DMBs have more than a little of the power, complexity and sheer excitement of Nick.


01 Mar 07 - 03:48 AM (#1982473)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
From: Dave Hanson

Good programme for a change but very little of The Halliard and no mention of Bandoggs.

eric


01 Mar 07 - 05:12 AM (#1982523)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
From: Nigel Paterson

Agreed eric, & the one Halliard fragment (Miles Weatherhill) that was played, MH talked over...perhaps I should be grateful for small mercies,all 25 seconds of it (thanks for counting Countess!)
                              Nigel Paterson.


01 Mar 07 - 06:42 AM (#1982561)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
From: HipflaskAndy

Aaaargh Les! Love ya man - but don't hold me up to Nic!
No comparison!

...but I wouldn't give up on hearing Nic 'live' again.

He can still sing reet well IMHO - hear his recent recording of Rakish Young Fellow on the latest 'Halliard' album.
For those that don't know.....
there are two retrospective Halliard CDs available (google... Mollie Music).
The latest one features some bonus tracks recorded last year (some grand playing from Nic's son Joe on there! - and fine new contributions from Dave & Nigel.

I have every hope Nic will sing some more yet! ;) ;)
Hugs - Duncan


01 Mar 07 - 06:44 AM (#1982563)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
From: BusyBee Paul

That's good news HA, I missed Nic first time round but am making up for lost time now!.


01 Mar 07 - 06:45 AM (#1982566)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
From: HipflaskAndy

Aaargh - one forgets what one heard, and when, and gets mixed up sometimes - the guitar on Rakish was of course Graham Hodge - mea culpa!


01 Mar 07 - 06:47 AM (#1982567)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
From: HipflaskAndy

aye - a lttle bird told me you'd been buying albums BBPaul.
Good on ya - D


01 Mar 07 - 06:54 AM (#1982575)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
From: BusyBee Paul

Yep, enjoying listening to them as well, although have been sidetracked by another recent CD arrival! Must find time to listen to the MH show too as I missed it last night.

Glad to hear you are getting sorted out HA.


01 Mar 07 - 07:13 AM (#1982586)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
From: The Sandman

along with Tony Roses and Peter Bellamys deaths,Nics accident was an unbelievable tragedy.


01 Mar 07 - 10:52 AM (#1982781)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
From: The Sandman

and wasn,t it great to hear a song,that id never heard before.the one from the John Peel sessions.
I also noticed a change in Nics style of singing,between the first lps and the last.Although I think penguin eggs is a great lp,I preferred his more ornamented, earlier style of singing.


01 Mar 07 - 01:53 PM (#1982962)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
From: The Doctor

Captain Birdseye, I assume by Dartford Folk Club you mean that in The Railway Hotel? I remember Nic Jones but I think it's from The Coach House at Farningham, which is also where I saw/heard Tony Rose. I was there from 71 to 73, how about you?


01 Mar 07 - 02:21 PM (#1983010)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
From: The Sandman

yes ,I reckon I was going to both clubs,About 1969 to 1973.I was a floorsinger at both clubs ,I didnt learn the concertina till 1976,But pete hicks and pete chopin encouraged me a lot,Farningham was a great club,both fridays and sundays were packed,and you had to be good to get a floor spot.
I remember getting there early once [it was the summer time]and there was this old guy who had come from shropshire by public transport,waiting outside the pub ,so when it openEd we had a good old chat and a couple of pints,that was the first time I met Fred Jordan.Farningham was great,Breezy and Billy Bob,and tito gobbi of the balls pond road,all used to go there,Those were the days.


02 Mar 07 - 03:33 AM (#1983591)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
From: GUEST,A cross Dartford River

Captain Birdseye, why do you keep on spreading false information on Mudcat?

Nic Jones certainly DID appear at Dartford Folk Club several times when it was at the Railway Hotel.

It was quite an upsetting alarm on another thread when you claimed that Don Shepherd (another performer from Nic's era) had died five or six years ago. Don is most certainly alive.


02 Mar 07 - 03:50 AM (#1983603)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
From: The Sandman

I said I dont recall Nic Jones playing at Dartford folk club.
I apologised for saying Don Shepherd was dead,It was another Don Shepherd from Radio Norfolk, who died, an easy mistake to make,why dont you read posts carefully,including all the posts on a thread and you will see my apology .


02 Mar 07 - 04:50 AM (#1983632)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
From: Nigel Paterson

Duncan, thanks for the plug!
                           Nigel P.


02 Mar 07 - 12:14 PM (#1984045)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
From: Scrump

The programme was disappointing, IMO. Just wheel in a few 'celebrities' such as other Radio 2 DJs, to enthuse about Nic, and play tracks from Penguin Eggs in between their riveting comments. Hardly cutting edge. And if I want to hear Penguin Eggs I have the album and can play it whenever I want (which I do, quite often).


02 Mar 07 - 12:47 PM (#1984102)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
From: The Borchester Echo

Only two complete tracks from Penguin Eggs were played: Canadee-i-o and Little Pot Stove. And two short clips: Planxty Davis (which is always played anyway, albeit talked across), and Courting Is A Pleasure.

The rest was from In Search Of . . . and Unearthed. from The Halliard's The Last Goodnight, from Shirley Collins' No Roses, from an archive live session, from 3 of the 4 'lost' Trailer vinyls Ballads & Songs, Noah's Ark Trap & From The Devil To A Stranger, and from the new Topic CD Game Set Match.

Had more been played from the Trailer vinyls (including Nic Jones and Bandoggs), to which I assume you are referring when you say you wanted something more 'cutting edge', just think of who you would be benefitting. Yes, the rights owner who would scoop in the royalties.


02 Mar 07 - 01:14 PM (#1984116)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
From: Les in Chorlton

Arghhhhhhhhh,

thread goes sour stage.......


02 Mar 07 - 01:26 PM (#1984123)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
From: The Borchester Echo

If you think it's sour to mention that a huge and valuable catalogue of both revival and traditional material in the Leader/Trailer archive has been hidden away for the past quarter century, depriving both the artists of income and the world of the opportunity to hear it is 'sour', then 'sour' I am.

As any fule no, I'm never an apologist for Smoothops. But, other than omit the dubious 'tribute' material, I really don't see how they could, in the circumstances, have made a very much better programme.


02 Mar 07 - 01:36 PM (#1984138)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
From: The Sandman

yes, the man from harrogate.what the hell is the point of hoarding this material,and are the master tapes ,being kept in the right conditions,.
as one of my recordings, with Martin Carthy playing guitar is involved,im really pissed OfF.


03 Mar 07 - 02:37 AM (#1984669)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
From: Les in Chorlton

Look I know I will regret this but..........
From Scrump:

"The programme was disappointing, IMO. Just wheel in a few 'celebrities' such as other Radio 2 DJs, to enthuse about Nic, and play tracks from Penguin Eggs in between their riveting comments. Hardly cutting edge. And if I want to hear Penguin Eggs I have the album and can play it whenever I want (which I do, quite often)."

From Countess Richard:
"But, other than omit the dubious 'tribute' material, I really don't see how they could, in the circumstances, have made a very much better programme."

Were your both listening to the same programme?


03 Mar 07 - 05:30 AM (#1984714)
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
From: The Sandman

I was delighted to hear the song Nic did for John Peel.