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Thread #106479   Message #2200541
Posted By: GUEST,Brian Peters
23-Nov-07 - 05:42 AM
Thread Name: what happened to Ian Stewart (Poynton FC resident)
Subject: RE: Ian Stewart (Poynton FC resident)
"Did the Shaw Brothers sing at Poynton?"

Do you mean the Hughes Brothers? I seem to remember they took over the residency after Ian and Ray & Co. left.

"Do you see anything of Will Willliams? - used to run the club at the Globe in Glossop; in fact the last person to book Nick Jones."

Indeed he was. Will was also the second person to book me (I still have his impressive-looking contract specifying a fee of 10) and is still to be seen at all the best parties in Glossop with his partner Stella.

I've played a gig or two for Dave Rawlinson since his move to Salisbury. Wonderful to see such a subversive, convention-defying and sartorially challenging character in such a high-flown position.

And after all this reminiscing, I've not actually mentioned how sorry I am that the subject of the thread is no longer with us. In a way his style was of its time, but I can't help thinking that many a folk club would benefit from such an enthusiastic, funny, tub-thumping frontman as Ian.