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Thread #15299   Message #2412848
Posted By: GUEST,Joe G
13-Aug-08 - 04:44 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Doin' the Manch (Keith Marsden)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Doin' the Manch (Keith Marsden)
Sadly if anyone comes to Bradford to do the Manch they will find many of the pubs long gone and others closed - one is being dismantled bit by bit as I write this!

I can recommend a visit to the Topic Folk Club as compensation, or if it is not a Thursday pubs such as the Corn Dolly, Fighting Cock, Delius and New Beehive have much to recommend them! Followed by a curry of course

The Manch is just one of Keith Marsden's great songs and it was a tragic day indeed when we lost him. Roger Davies is carrying on the mantle of a superb West Yorkshire songwriter, and his 'Beer Belly Blues' is up there with Doin the Manch - check him out on MySpace or at the Topic on 4 September if you are within reach!

Cheers from rainy Bradford