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New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester

Les in Chorlton 05 May 08 - 03:08 AM
Phil Edwards 04 May 08 - 04:59 PM
John J 06 Mar 08 - 06:10 PM
Giant Folk Eyeball (inactive) 06 Mar 08 - 04:10 PM
Les in Chorlton 06 Mar 08 - 12:54 PM
Jack Blandiver 06 Mar 08 - 12:27 PM
Les in Chorlton 06 Mar 08 - 12:03 PM
Rapunzel 06 Mar 08 - 11:58 AM
Jack Blandiver 06 Mar 08 - 11:11 AM
Rapunzel 06 Mar 08 - 10:09 AM
Les in Chorlton 06 Mar 08 - 08:04 AM
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Rapunzel 06 Mar 08 - 07:55 AM
John J 06 Mar 08 - 07:50 AM
Les in Chorlton 06 Mar 08 - 05:22 AM
Giant Folk Eyeball (inactive) 06 Mar 08 - 05:08 AM
Les in Chorlton 06 Mar 08 - 03:03 AM
John J 05 Mar 08 - 07:37 PM
Jack Blandiver 04 Mar 08 - 08:38 AM
John J 03 Mar 08 - 06:40 PM
8_Pints 03 Mar 08 - 06:10 PM
Les in Chorlton 03 Mar 08 - 02:28 AM
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Les in Chorlton 25 Feb 08 - 10:31 AM
Les in Chorlton 24 Feb 08 - 11:48 AM
GUEST,Edmundo & Sigur Ros 24 Feb 08 - 11:08 AM
GUEST,Nigel Spencer (cookieless) 24 Feb 08 - 05:29 AM
John J 23 Feb 08 - 02:47 PM
Les in Chorlton 23 Feb 08 - 01:58 PM
Les in Chorlton 23 Feb 08 - 10:39 AM
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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 05 May 08 - 03:08 AM

Chorlton Arts Festival

Monday 19 May 8. 30pm
Upstairs at the Lloyds Hotel
Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, Manchester

An Evening of Folk Songs and Tunes mostly, but not exclusively, traditional.

With a collection of singers and musicians many of whom sing at the Beech on Beech Road, Chorlton, Manchester on the first Wednesday of the month.

Cheers

Les Jones


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 04 May 08 - 04:59 PM

Oh... that Sedayne. What's the word for when you talk to someone on that Internet, & only later discover you've already met them in three-dimensional reality? 'Embarrassment', possibly.

Looking forward to Wednesday!


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: John J
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 06:10 PM

We have a Booth's in Knutsford, I'm off there this weekend to stock up on beer.

John


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: Giant Folk Eyeball (inactive)
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 04:10 PM

On the 'Copper Family Of Rottingdean' CD on Topic.


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 12:54 PM

The Coppers have it so to speak


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 12:27 PM

Booths! Good thinking, Les. They do that amazing Olive bread don't they? Greenhaulgh's or whatever... Rachel - if you're passing a Booths on your travels could you get some? And some soup maybe. I really can't be arsed with cooking tonight. And some chicken skin too, but not from Booths - Morrisons; bananas likewise.

Good Ale's all too rare a song; Ian McCulloch sings it up in Durham, and I'm sure yours is the only other one I've heard, Les. Thing is, most of these songs I've only ever heard in singarounds, so where they come from I've no idea. How's that for traditional folk-process?


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 12:03 PM

Though art my joy both night and morning.

Booths of Keswick have a great offer on Black Sheep, beer that is


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: Rapunzel
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 11:58 AM

Right I'm off to Morrisons.
Apologies for abusing the thread for domestic matters, but it keeps the phone bill down. I won't let it happen again...

'Ale, thou art my darling...' - I can't get that song out of my head.


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 11:11 AM

We need some corn, salad, spinach - otherwise, maybe a korma, and trimmings?? Ultimately, the choice is yours of course...


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: Rapunzel
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 10:09 AM

Yes, let's have a night in - what do you want for tea?


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 08:04 AM

Thank you for your wonderful music and your warm support which I will wear often!

Les


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 08:01 AM

Me too - actually, I'm thinking of giving The Steamer a miss tonight - what do you reckon? A night in with Gene Hunt and the last few episodes of The Omega Factor...


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: Rapunzel
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 07:55 AM

A fantastic night - well worth the 120 mile round trip. Although the late night is beginning to catch up with me now and I'm sleepily trying to hold it together at work...

See you all in April.


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: John J
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 07:50 AM

I received a nice email from Richard Sykes:

"John

Please could you thank the guys at the Beech for a lovely session. It was just what I needed and a lot of fun as well!

Richard (You know… the whistler/bagpiper/guitarist)"


I think that says it all!

JJ


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 05:22 AM

Sorry you missed ot Nigel. At one point last night you could have easily been professionally involved!

Cheers

Les


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: Giant Folk Eyeball (inactive)
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 05:08 AM

Sounds great. Sadly I was on call, stuck in A&E being a dutiful little social worker. Bah. Roll on April...


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 03:03 AM

John,

you are a star! Trust you observed the 30 mph zones in Sale.

Thanks to Ann, John, Sue, Dave, Rachel, Kate, Ruth, Ken, Mike(who I think turned up by chance and got carried away by the moment) for songs and Bob, small pipes, Richard, songs, uilleann pipes and whistles, Tony, songs and melodeon, Steve, melodeon, Sean, songs and Black Sea Fiddle (honest), other friends who generally joined in and that drunken bloke who joined in incoherently, left his pint, which I noted that nobody touched, and staggered off not to be seen again.

Thanks to John J for a rousing "Thousands or More" to finish the evening off.

Thanks to Jimmy, Landlord of the Beech and his excellent staff and my personal thanks to Timothy Taylor for oiling my neck.

Look forward to meeting you all on the first Wednesday of April which is the 2nd, if all is clear in Albania.

Cheers

Les


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: John J
Date: 05 Mar 08 - 07:37 PM

Just wobbled home on the bicycle - what a tremendous bash, roll on the next one!

Thanks to all for making this happen - especially Les.

JJ


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 04 Mar 08 - 08:38 AM

Meanwhile: something surprising from Albania:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kw7QZig1kRw

Now that's what I call music!

See you all tomorrow..


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: John J
Date: 03 Mar 08 - 06:40 PM

Well done that man!

John


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: 8_Pints
Date: 03 Mar 08 - 06:10 PM

Good work Les!

Bob


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 03 Mar 08 - 02:28 AM

I've checked with Beech and they are still saying all clear for Wednesday. So unless something surprising pops up from Albania we should be OK.

Cheers

Leson


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: John J
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 02:54 AM

I'll use the bicycle then.

John


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 25 Feb 08 - 10:31 AM

All are welcome, it is an excellent room with Timothy Taylor Landlord and other excellent beverages. Oh! and excellent voices


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 24 Feb 08 - 11:48 AM

Thanks S & R that sounds like something worth looking forward to!


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: GUEST,Edmundo & Sigur Ros
Date: 24 Feb 08 - 11:08 AM

We'll be there, full of the joys of impending (or otherwise) spring; our clouts thus cast, we shall be garbed in fresh greenery, bedecked with daffodils & baring bunches of audaciously precocious May blossom and will give hearty good voice to eldritch ballads of seasonal rebirth, renewal & fecundity. So blessed be ye proud & fabulous folkies all - and if we can't raise the bastarding roof, we'll lower the fecking floor.

Sedayne & Rapunzel


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: GUEST,Nigel Spencer (cookieless)
Date: 24 Feb 08 - 05:29 AM

I like this idea of the snug at the lovely but scuzzy old Beech being the 'best room in Chorlton'... that will give all the yuppies and yummy mummies with their 'urban living spaces' and 'bijoux designer interiors' something to put in their pipes and smoke...

See y'all there on the 5th!

Nigel


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: John J
Date: 23 Feb 08 - 02:47 PM

Excellent news.

John


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 23 Feb 08 - 01:58 PM

Just had a chat with the landlord of the Beech. We will be most welcome on Wednesday 5 March!

Apparently he gets his sport from an Albanian satellite! This explains why he could get Man City last time. I had searched Ski and everywhere else but new nothing of Albanian Satellites!

He is keen to have us, so we will be welcome, and it is the best room in Chorlton.

I would encourage everyone with an interest to surf for footy on TV just to make sure some other match doesn't rob us of this excellent venue.

Cheers, and fingers crossed

Les


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 23 Feb 08 - 10:39 AM

Thanks Bob, I have stalked the bars of Chorlton searching for an alternative but can find none. I am off to the Beech any minute. I don't think their is any footy on Wednesday 5th but who knows!


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: 8_Pints
Date: 22 Feb 08 - 09:24 PM

Any confirmation yet that the next event will be 5th March at the Beech Tree?

Bob


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 03:11 AM


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 23 Jan 08 - 05:06 AM

Perhaps we need to think global but act local?


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: GUEST,Dave Bishop
Date: 23 Jan 08 - 04:29 AM

Our 'Song Carriers' singaround used to meet in the Unicorn, in the mid to late 90s. They installed a giant Sky Sports TV screen in the old club room and we were thrown out.

A few years later we heard that the sports TV had not been a great success and we went back for a few months. The new singaround wasn't a great success either - I forget exactly why, but it may have had something to do with the fact that, in the interim, the central Manchester one-way system had changed and it wasn't as easy to get, to from south Manchester, as it had been.


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 23 Jan 08 - 04:11 AM

It would be a great re-birth to have a club at the Unicorn again. I am not sure if people will travel into town to a singers club. Irish sessions seem to do well so some people are prepared to travel and to be honest, although I am working the Chorlton thing many of the people who have sung or played at the 4 or 5 events I have organised have traveled, although I thing the audience is local.


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: Vin2
Date: 22 Jan 08 - 08:56 AM

Sorry, my membership had expired hence the From; GUEST tag. It was me re the Unicorn suggestion


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: Leadfingers
Date: 22 Jan 08 - 08:38 AM

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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Jan 08 - 08:22 AM

Ever thought of approaching the 'Unicorn' (good in Harry's B's day) in Church St M/c or is that a bit far afield from Chorlton?


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 22 Jan 08 - 08:00 AM

Thanks Rachel,

I have wondered around bars and pubs, Oh what a life! They are either committed to football - 4 screens and big rooms or amplified music in big rooms. One local bar looks interesting so we will have to see.


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: Rapunzel
Date: 22 Jan 08 - 07:55 AM

Les - I'm gutted as I'm on annual leave that week and was looking forward to the luxury of a lie in post singaround after the 60 mile drive home. Still, I appreciate the problems you're having with venues, and we'll make it in March whenever and wherever. I can still have my lie in - I just won't have had a good sing to justify it!

enjoy Cuba!
Rachel


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 22 Jan 08 - 05:57 AM

Ok, sorry about the vow of silence, back to communicating.

I thought we might be ok for the day before until I checked the fine detail of Football on TV. On Tuesday 5 February England under 21s play the Republic of Ireland! This could be of interest in our part of Manchester that is dead keen on football and quite keen on the Republic of Ireland!

I honestly think that the Beech is the best place around here but that the football will make it an unreliable venue. The long and short of it is we need a more reliable place.

We are away in Cuba until Feb 12th so I don't have time to sort out another venue. I think I have no choice but to cancel the February singaround.

I have another venue in mind but I need time to check things with the owner.

"So, now you've called on me to sing
I'll see what I can do"

If we decide to stay in Cuba I trust you will come to a new singaround in Havana!

Cheers

Les


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: John J
Date: 15 Jan 08 - 02:10 PM

How about the previous evening?

John


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 15 Jan 08 - 12:13 PM

OK folks we a serious problem. First Wednesday in February is the 6th. England play Switzerland it what has been described as a game of football. It is on BBC 1 so I think all the pubs will ahve it on.

Hang on for further info.
Cheers
Les


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: GUEST,Dave Bishop
Date: 03 Jan 08 - 06:26 AM

Excellent night, Les.

And, as a bonus, the H&J was considerably less cramped than the Beech!


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: John J
Date: 03 Jan 08 - 04:26 AM

The Beech is excellent - just a shame about the football.

JJ


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 03 Jan 08 - 04:05 AM

Thanks John. Football hey! Well at least City won. Sorry about the confusion. I had checked Sky and BBC/ ITV but some pubs are using a different satellite perhaps illicitly and I didn't know that the City match would be on in the Beech.

Still an excellent night of songs and tunes. Some songs I have never haerd. Three sets of smallpipes must be some kind of record and Sean playing his crwth was just amazing!

Thanks to all that sang. I will stalk the pubs of Chorlton and find a more reliable venue.

Cheers

Les


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 03 Jan 08 - 04:00 AM

Allow me to third that; every song a beauty and for an ex-pat Northumbrian the piping trio was simply sublime. I popped back over to The Beech a couple of times to see if there was anyone lurking, but as a Geordie in a Man City pub it didn't seem wise to hang around too long...


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: John Routledge
Date: 02 Jan 08 - 08:18 PM

Some very smooth soft shoe shuffle by Les saved the day !!
We had an almost seamless move into The Horse and Jockey only 25 yards away and it proved very warm and welcoming and a good night was had by all.

Roll on next month.


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: John J
Date: 02 Jan 08 - 06:53 PM

Good show this evening - sadly we had to move to a pub just around the corner at the very last minute because of a football match on the pub box. An excellent sing none the less!

JJ


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Subject: RE: New Singaround, Chorlton, Manchester
From: Giant Folk Eyeball (inactive)
Date: 02 Jan 08 - 06:17 AM

See you all tonight! This time, let's drown out the telly!


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