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Nick Dow

GUEST,The man himself. 17 Apr 01 - 12:01 PM
wysiwyg 17 Apr 01 - 12:05 PM
mousethief 17 Apr 01 - 12:27 PM
nutty 17 Apr 01 - 01:52 PM
Geoff the Duck 17 Apr 01 - 02:52 PM
Geoff the Duck 17 Apr 01 - 02:54 PM
Phil Cooper 17 Apr 01 - 03:32 PM
vindelis 17 Apr 01 - 03:42 PM
Liz the Squeak 17 Apr 01 - 05:57 PM
Stewie 17 Apr 01 - 08:55 PM
Lady McMoo 18 Apr 01 - 03:18 AM
clansfolk 18 Apr 01 - 07:55 AM
John J 18 Apr 01 - 08:51 AM
vindelis 18 Apr 01 - 02:22 PM
vindelis 18 Apr 01 - 02:23 PM
vindelis 18 Apr 01 - 02:24 PM
Liz the Squeak 18 Apr 01 - 03:50 PM
GUEST,Mally Dow 18 Apr 01 - 05:59 PM
Dave Wynn 18 Apr 01 - 06:12 PM
vindelis 18 Apr 01 - 07:39 PM
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Subject: Nick Dow
From: GUEST,The man himself.
Date: 17 Apr 01 - 12:01 PM

I was quite suprised to see my name on this message board I didn't think any one remembered me from the Folk scene I have been 'retired' for ten years. To answer a few queries The story about the line in the song 'Seven long years..' Sorry but it's not true! I made the whole thing up when I swiped the song from Len Graham in 1979. It was just a bit of stage talk and I like to take the piss out of myself if I can. Somebody asked what happened to me. Well I was very seriously ill (peritonitas) and it finished me off for singing for a long time. My union Equity helped me out and I retrained as a signwriter and joiner. I am still married to my Romany wife Mally, and for a while we travelled around buying and selling at the horse fairs. I have a blues band now days and we play local gigs. I still play the odd folk club gig as well but time does not permit too many. I present the folk and blues shows for B.B.C. radio Lancashire, and when I'm not doing that or signwriting I build Gypsy Caravans! (take a look at my website www.atchintan.freeserve.co.uk. For the people who remember me as being overweight-well I was sorted out by a dietician who found that I have a thing called celiacs disease, and this explains why I was always overweight and feeling rough. Any way enough about me. Thanks for your interest and all the best Nick Dow


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow
From: wysiwyg
Date: 17 Apr 01 - 12:05 PM

Nick, welcome to Mudcat. I hope you will join!

The good we do sticks around a long time.

*G*

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow
From: mousethief
Date: 17 Apr 01 - 12:27 PM

Mr. Dow, you do beautiful work. The caravan(s) on your web page are lovely, and from what I could see, exhibit exquisite craftsmanship. Unfortunately I'm not in the market for a caravan right now (maybe someday?!) -- but yours are wonderful!

Alex


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow
From: nutty
Date: 17 Apr 01 - 01:52 PM

Not seen the caravans but if they are as good as the songs - well - they are sure to be good.

Glad that you are still around


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 17 Apr 01 - 02:52 PM

I certainly remember you performing at the Topic Folk Club in Bradford and had on occasion wondered what had happened to you.
Best of luck in your current occupations.
By the way, If we were ever in the broadcast area for your folk broadcasts, what frequency and time of the week are they to be found?
Geoff the Duck.


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 17 Apr 01 - 02:54 PM

I certainly remember you performing at the Topic Folk Club in Bradford and had on occasion wondered what had happened to you.
Best of luck in your current occupations.
By the way, If we were ever in the broadcast area for your folk broadcasts, what frequency and time of the week are they to be found?
Geoff the Duck.


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 17 Apr 01 - 03:32 PM

Dear Mr. Dow,

You reviewed a couple recordings by us (Phil Cooper & Margaret Nelson) in Folk Roots a few years back. Thanks much for the kind words.

-Phil Cooper


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow
From: vindelis
Date: 17 Apr 01 - 03:42 PM

I remember you from folkclubs at Portland and Weymouth. I hope that Mally is also keeping well.


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 17 Apr 01 - 05:57 PM

Vindelis - what and when were you at Weymouth and Portland folk clubs? I was involved in them quite a lot in the '80s.

Nick - good to hear you are still around, how are the family? Did anything ever come of the acting career??

LTS


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow
From: Stewie
Date: 17 Apr 01 - 08:55 PM

Welcome Nick, I have a couple of your albums from way back - 'Burd Margaret' and 'A Poor Man's Gift. They were not easy to come by here in Oz. Fine performances indeed. Thanks for the music.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow
From: Lady McMoo
Date: 18 Apr 01 - 03:18 AM

Dear Nick,

I remember you well from the days I used to run a folk club in the UK and still play one of your tapes. All power to yourself and Mally!

Best regards,

mcmoo


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow
From: clansfolk
Date: 18 Apr 01 - 07:55 AM

Nick Dow's Folk Radio show goes out on a Thursday night 8.00pm (20.00)under the title Lancashire Drift.

Nick & Mally have been down to The Falcon on occasions and believe me the voice and playing are great and Mally's poems are always enjoyed (she has a recording available). Nick is renowned for the volume of his Blues Band gigs - and as I only live half a mile from one of his regular haunts I can easily regulate the volume by opening and closing our sash window (in fact I have now marked the frame from 1 to 13 to give a rough guide)

Take care

Pete


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow
From: John J
Date: 18 Apr 01 - 08:51 AM

Ey up Nick, and welcome! Any chance of your rather good Lancashire Drift prog going back to the 3 hour show it was a couple or three years back? That would be good news! I had hoped to see Jan @ Lancaster over the weekend, but too much singing / drinking / cycling on Good Friday buggered up the rest of the weekend. Once again, welcome and I hope to see more of you on the Mudcat. John


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow
From: vindelis
Date: 18 Apr 01 - 02:22 PM

Liz, my mum and dad ran Portland folkclub when it was at the Clifton Hotel and at the Royal Portland Arms. I sang with them as Vindelis Folk for a few years, (before boyfriends got in the way).


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow
From: vindelis
Date: 18 Apr 01 - 02:23 PM

Liz, my mum and dad ran Portland folkclub when it was at the Clifton Hotel and at the Royal Portland Arms. I sang with them as Vindelis Folk for a few years, (before boyfriends got in the way).


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow
From: vindelis
Date: 18 Apr 01 - 02:24 PM

Liz, my mum and dad (Marion and Brian Matthews) ran Portland folkclub when it was at the Clifton Hotel and at the Royal Portland Arms. I sang with them as Vindelis Folk for a few years, (before boyfriends got in the way).


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 18 Apr 01 - 03:50 PM

OK, three times already!!

I was involved with Weymouth folk club when it was at the something (West?) wood hotel on the Portland Road.....

Maybe know them if I saw them, terrible memory for names....

LTS


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow
From: GUEST,Mally Dow
Date: 18 Apr 01 - 05:59 PM

Nick forgot to tell you about our burgeoning career as grandparents. Number one who featured on the cover of Mark upon the Earth is now sixteen years old and number ten celebrated his first birthday last christmas, so they all keep us quite busy. By the way vindelis please give our love to your mum and dad, we often talk about them and remember them with fondness.


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow
From: Dave Wynn
Date: 18 Apr 01 - 06:12 PM

Hi Nick..you played the very first Folk Festival Jingle (Swinton festival) for us and very kindly gave us some airtime for the festival (that was 18 years ago!!!)...Funny this..I was listening to your Then as Now tape last week....gonna steal a song of it!!!

Spot.


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Subject: RE: Nick Dow
From: vindelis
Date: 18 Apr 01 - 07:39 PM

Apologies for the three posts. I came back because my computer - or the net? was having a wobbly and I didn;t think anything had got through. Liz I expect you are thinking of the Kingswood Hotel folk club, run by Karen Browne, eventually. Prior to her , it was run by Andy Armstrong, Martin Aston? (or his brother) and - I think -Adrian wood.Question from 'Brother Jon' did you sing comic songs?


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