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Irene S.

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  1. Brian Peters will be our guest at the Music Institute Folk Club in Guildford, Surrey this Friday 9th February 2018. It occurs to me that it may interest some members of this group. The Club meets at the Guildford Institute in Ward Street, Guildford, Surrey, postcode GU1 4LH. Doors open at 7.30, and music commences at 8pm. Tickets for the evening cost £9 (£8 for members and can be obtained from We Got Tickets http://www.wegottickets.com/location/1161 Hoping to see some of you there. Edit: Apologies for the rather rubbish typing of the subject title of this post!
  2. So sorry to have missed you this year Jody - even though you ended up at Byfleet , not that far from here, twas not to be. Glad it went so well, and I shall just have to keep my fingers crossed that I get to see you again next year :-)
  3. Irene S.

    Ralph Jordan Music

    Which of the tunes were you actually after Vin? Bart de Cock, a friend of Ralphie's constructed that video from a selection of pieces that were played by Ralphie, mostly from his CD "Eloise" and gleaned a number of the photographs from Facebook friends (mostly - and quite a few of them are ones that I took ). As Mitch correctly said the first tune is Tommy Reilly's Tradewind Hornpipe ... The second tune is actually a live recording of one which was composed by Ralph - known originally as Ralph's Number One tune, played with Jo Freya and Fi Fraser at a Farnham Folk Day but later, with some slight modifications, the tune was given the name "Fairlop", which was a tune used by a Molly Dancing side known as Paddington Pandemonic Express, for whom he played. Third tune - The Obvious Jig, written by Nigel Chippindale, who Ralphie used to play with in the band Eric;Fourth tune ; Ralph's recreatioin of "Hopscotch" by Alexander Prince (with Gareth Kiddier accompanying on piano); then finishing the video off, "Wals Por Polle" by Wim Poesen; Feeling quite wistful after watching and listening to that again. It seems impossible that it is now three and a half years or more since Ralphie died. I was only just now noodling on the concertina which he somehow dragooned me into buying and we went up to Liverpool together to collect. As Blue Eyed Sailor said, it's a lovely little video. Bart did a really good job on it, and its good to see it popping up again as a reminder of Ralphie and his music. Thanks.
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    Maccann Duet Bass At Auction

    55 buttons in total. Not clear if there is an air button or not as the photographs aren't that helpfully taken!
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    Jody Kruskal’S Nov. Uk Folk Club Tour

    Really sad not to have been able to make it after all Jody! Hope to see you again next time you come over to the UK
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    Jody Kruskal’S Nov. Uk Folk Club Tour

    Hope to get down to see you in Horsham Jody!
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    Whitby Concertina Workshop

    Hi Geoff. Glad to hear that there will be a duet workshop at Whitby again this year ... and I hope I can make it!
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    Gig Bag

    Hi Robb You're a bit late ... Ptarmigan actually posted up the fact that Aldi were again offering their fishing bag for sale (as in previous years) on 28 July.
  9. The cameraman during the afternoon event , Shirley's conversation with Stewart Lee, told me that that video had been commissioned by Shirley's son. He didn't know whether it was ever intended for public release. Whether the situation would have been the same for the evening one, I know not.
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    Theme Of The Month For June, 2015: Waltzes

    Thanks for those kind words Wolf. Ralph was talking about recording the pieces "properly" in the year before he died. It would have been good to do so. These are rehearsal recordings , but nevertheless I like listening to what he did with his Maccann - it was always an inspiration, and quite often a bit of a surprise (sometimes even to him) what came out!
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    McCann, Macann, or Maccann?

    Having discussed this with a professional geneaologist in the family, she made the point that the matter of date of birth in some public records is never a reliable one, particularly when looking at the matter of reporting and registering a death.The information recorded in the registers relies very much on the accuracy of knowledge of the individual who actually does the registering. Incorrectly recorded dates of birth are apparently quite common. As to the matter of the national Birth and Death Index reporting that there is no death certificate, she pointed out that again, the best means of checking it out is to check with the local rather than national office, as any discrepancies are more likely to be solved at a local level.
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    McCann, Macann, or Maccann?

    Although of course,the balance of probabilities is high enough to say that there is an entry for him in the Register of Deaths for Liverpool district for the period Oct-Dec 1915, volume 8b Page 105? Member Dowright stated that he had applied for the death certificate for this entry, but had been advised that it did not exist (see entry for 18 May 2015) ... aliens again? Except that's for a John McCann born in 1846, and (as I've mentioned) there was such a person in Liverpool, who was alive in 1911, so it's not looking good! (But you never know, fingers crossed...) Hmm,yes,point taken. It's almost as if he planned it, isn't it?
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    McCann, Macann, or Maccann?

    How strange Dan. Dirge and I have discussed the idea of a Maccann get together more than once over the last 5 years or so, and I was intending to try and organise something with Ralphie Jordan - the number of times he maintained that if you got more than two Maccann players together in one room implosion would occur! I recall reporting to him with glee a duet players workshop at Whitby Folk Week where there were around two dozen duet players in the room, of which only two were not Maccann owners. On that occasion nuclear fission should have occurred. It would be good, at long last, to get something sorted. Unfortunately I can't volunteer to set it up, due to current personal circumstances. And YES! Time for Duet International ... and to get Al Day to do another nudge?
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    McCann, Macann, or Maccann?

    Although of course,the balance of probabilities is high enough to say that there is an entry for him in the Register of Deaths for Liverpool district for the period Oct-Dec 1915, volume 8b Page 105? Member Dowright stated that he had applied for the death certificate for this entry, but had been advised that it did not exist (see entry for 18 May 2015) ... aliens again?
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