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Title: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Sir Robert Peel on August 01, 2008, 08:01:22 PM
A very warm welcome to you, new friend.  I understand from our Meeter and Greeter, the lovely Jude, that you are a person of good taste, impeccable manners and an interest in some or all things Talkawhilish.  Excellent news!  Hoorah, hoorah.

My name is Sir Robert Peel.  I am a Global Moderator of this fine debating chamber and talking shop.  I am also an elder statesman of some influence, commanding considerable respect in those who don’t know me very well.  

Put your favourite CD on the gramophone player, kick off your shoes and make yourself comfortable.  
(Not that comfortable!  :o  Please cover yourself up by putting on the dressing gown and slippers provided.  :-[)

Now - can I trouble you to answer a few questions, when you have the inclination, time and patience.  You can answer some, all or none of them, but we look forward to hearing from you soon.

1.   Who are you and where are you from?

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

4.   What kind of music do you like?

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. (name of singer) and I will
            sing:  ' ................................'   (name of song)

Thanks awfully.   [;-)

Sir Robert Peel
220 years


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: LadyD (Sarah) on August 02, 2008, 04:48:51 PM
ooh I like these welcome quiz's

1.   Who are you and where are you from?
Its ladydetemps (aka Sarah)

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?
Curiosity

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
All I know is people keep mentioning it...and its something to do with music and Cropredy is a village and that's about it...I'd love a quick summary of what it all means.

4.   What kind of music do you like?
I have eclectic tastes anything from punk rock, pop, goth punk, Folk, Jazz, Indie, Emo, (anything from that past really)

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?
Leigh Folk festival. Nice atmosphere nice prawns plus it was free and local.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
Well this moringing I popped down leigh and boughtThe Best of Steeleye span..haven't listened to it yet so can't give any opinions.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. (name of singer) and I will
            sing:  ' ................................'   (name of song)
I still can't choose you'll have to choose for me. ;)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Sir Robert Peel on August 02, 2008, 06:27:23 PM
Sir Robert Peel and the Talkawhile Community request the pleasure of Sarah's company in the Members Only Corporation Arms.

Sherry and Nibbles will be served.

Bring your favourite CDs.  Dress:  Casual (but please leave any shoes of the C R O C variety outside the door).

Join the queue for admission by saying something in the 'You're Not on the List' topic.

No RSVP required - just join the queue for admission by saying something in the 'You're Not on the List' topic hereabouts.



Edit: Blimey - she's a quick mover.  She must have climbed through the window.  We'll have to watch her, everyone!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on August 02, 2008, 06:37:16 PM
She's made it into the pub already and she's been talking to Greglin and Frog..

I think she's probably doomed  Sir Bob,.. :'(


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: LadyD (Sarah) on August 02, 2008, 06:40:39 PM



Edit: Blimey - she's a quick mover.  She must have climbed through the window.  We'll have to watch her, everyone!


Someone left the back door open...and I wandered  in ;)

be afraid..be very afraid.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: frogcrutches on August 02, 2008, 06:55:18 PM

She's made it into the pub already and she's been talking to Greglin and Frog..

I think she's probably doomed  Sir Bob,.. :'(

Oi!.
I heard that. >:(
 :'(


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: AnnieD on August 03, 2008, 01:05:20 AM
Hello Sarah, you made it then. ;D

(PS she likes Bellowhead)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: tony the roundhead on August 03, 2008, 01:12:55 AM

[be afraid..be very afraid.

Nah - I know how to reverse the polarity of the neutron flow  ;)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: LadyD (Sarah) on August 03, 2008, 01:53:07 PM

Hello Sarah, you made it then. ;D

(PS she likes Bellowhead)


:) Hello Annie D. (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v28/imbored22001/emotes/aemo_spibod_wave.gif)

I sure do like Bellowhead...

Hey is your pic from Leigh Folk Fest?


Quote
Nah - I know how to reverse the polarity of the neutron flow

and I have my trusty sonic screwdriver (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v28/imbored22001/emotes/aemo_drneedsonic.gif)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v28/imbored22001/emotes/aemo_exterminate.gif)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: nicksmith2 on August 04, 2008, 10:18:30 AM
I will answer in the order of questions asked.

I am Nick Smith from West Moors in Dorset.

I joined Talkawhile about a year ago but didn't post until I saw my name in a post by Malcolm from Hampshire.

I first saw FC at their farewell concert all those years ago, and followed that with their reunion the next year. I have been to nearly all Cropredy's including the one held at Broughton Castle.

l like folk music.

The last gig that i went to was at Bournemouth Folk Club at which Tinderbox launched their 2nd CD. The place was packed and the band played brilliantly. I bought 2 copies of that CD.

In addition to the above I have purchased "Raising Sand" by Alison Krauss and Robert Plant.

Favourite singer after judy Dyble has to be Sandy Denny and favourite song is "Farewell"

Hope that the above is all correct,

Nick


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: PLW (Peter) on August 04, 2008, 10:27:21 AM
Welcome Nick, an welcome Sarah! Hope you both enjoy being here and if you're going enjoy Croppers.  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Zoe on August 04, 2008, 10:36:13 AM

I will answer in the order of questions asked.

I am Nick Smith from West Moors in Dorset.

I joined Talkawhile about a year ago but didn't post until I saw my name in a post by Malcolm from Hampshire.

I first saw FC at their farewell concert all those years ago, and followed that with their reunion the next year. I have been to nearly all Cropredy's including the one held at Broughton Castle.

l like folk music.

The last gig that i went to was at Bournemouth Folk Club at which Tinderbox launched their 2nd CD. The place was packed and the band played brilliantly. I bought 2 copies of that CD.

In addition to the above I have purchased "Raising Sand" by Alison Krauss and Robert Plant.

Favourite singer after judy Dyble has to be Sandy Denny and favourite song is "Farewell"

Hope that the above is all correct,

Nick


Hi Nick

I saw Tinderbox at Wimborne festival, enjoyed them very much.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: gower flower (Shirl) on August 04, 2008, 10:38:25 AM

I will answer in the order of questions asked.

I am Nick Smith from West Moors in Dorset.

I joined Talkawhile about a year ago but didn't post until I saw my name in a post by Malcolm from Hampshire.

Nick


So, it's all Malcolm's fault is it? Welcome. ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Malcolm on August 04, 2008, 12:40:42 PM
Don't be so modest, Nick. You're the bloke who just booked the Aggies for your local village hall this year and whose daughter did her work experience placing in Woodworm.

And get your avatar up there or TAWers will be asking me to describe you. I may not make a good job of it  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Sionedm on August 04, 2008, 11:36:05 PM
Ahoy!

1. My name be Sioned and I live in Llanelli Carmarthenshire, although I'm actually from Anglesey, North Wales. I have also lived in Manchester for the educational period of my life.

2. I usually read talkawhile just before I come to Cropredy and decided I would finally get round to creating a profile and being sociable

3. I love Fairport, having discovered them via Steeleye Span (who I discovered from my Dad singing 'all around my hat' as a car song when we were younger. He used to change the last line to - "and if anyone should ask me the reason why I'm wearing it...it's my little ribbon and my little hat!" Don't ask me why but I grew up thinking it was the real line and was confuzzled to say the least when I heard the actual version and my words didn't fit!)

My fave fairport song has to be Crazy Man Michael, most of the liege and lief ones and also 'a sailor's life'. I am also a big fan of any of the really folky jiggy ones

I am about to go to my 3rd Cropredy and I can't wait!

4. I like folk, folk rock, some trancy electronic (but only really at the beginning of that particular journey), world music (big fan of the late junction), some rock (but not heavy), some manchester britpop, northern soul, baroque/classical/rennaisance, and a very small smattering of mainstream poppy stuff

5. I have been to a few festials this year: Big Music fom Small Nations (fab festival in Llandovery in Wales), Hawkfest (worked on roots cafe), went to a tiny little drum festival (djembe workshops) and soon CROPREDY!!!!

6. The last CDs I bought ( i bought 3 at the same time): White Chalk by PJ Harvey, A Stone Roses compilation and Led Zeppelin IV (wanted to hear the battle of evermore)

7. “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Sandy Denny and I will sing:  Fotheringay




Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: gower flower (Shirl) on August 05, 2008, 11:36:47 AM
Welcome Sioned  {:-)

Come and say hello to people wearing a fez or tiara. Likely to be one of us. ::)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Nancy on August 13, 2008, 11:50:45 AM

1.   Who are you and where are you from?

I'm Nancy from Tring

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

I joined some time ago, but didn't post much. I'm friends with some of people on here already, and they seemed to be having so much fun at Cropredy with  [;-) and  {:-) I thought I'd join in!

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

I've been a Fairport fan since I was about 5, via my Dad, and have been at Cropredy every year since 2001

4.   What kind of music do you like?

All sorts - folk, but not too folky-finger in the ear, more lively stuff, Dylan, springsteen Tom Petty Neil Young Jonny Cash Hendrix, a bit of Elvis, Classical and Opera, and the occasional bit of Country and western when I'm in need of some cheese!

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

Cropredy - it was ace, enjoyed the headline acts and one or two things during the day, but mainly laughed a lot

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

Johnny Cash American recordings 3 - highly recommend it, if only for a storming cover of One by U2 - better than the original

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Bob Dylan and I will
            sing: the whole of Blood on the Tracks


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Barbaraville on August 13, 2008, 12:16:04 PM
Ah ha a chance to explain at last (hope it results in one of those lite sentences

1.   Who are you and where are you from?

I'm John B and I'm from Swinnow in Wild West Yorkshire but have gone on missionary work oop North where the wild things grow

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

That'll be the good old curiosity (I'm an elister really not a bored boarder)

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

Oh all sorts of rubbish - apparently there was a fire in Cropredy last month

4.   What kind of music do you like?

Anything except Peters and Lee Tribute bands (It's gotta be the real thing)

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

Cropredy funnily enough.  Itw as of reasonable size, perfectly formed and had lots of personality)

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

"Piece" by Sir Tedward of the Thompson and its fair passable as they say in Occupied Yorkshire

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. Buzzy Linhart and I will
            sing:  ' Leila.'  

Now lets have a cup of tea eh?

Love and Mushy peas

John B


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Sir Robert Peel on August 13, 2008, 05:07:58 PM
Welcome, welcome new chums.  Do excuse the yellow Marigold Gloves and pinny, but I am currently assisting the Landlady in the Members Only Corporation Arms.  If you hurry now, you might just catch the last sitting before Thommo, our head chef, starts packing up.  

May I recommend the Full House breakfast in a Bun or the Liege and Leek soup with cropredy croutons.  

Catch you later.  I am just about to wrestle with the soap dispenser.



 


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Smithsinarazz on August 28, 2008, 01:19:48 PM
1.   Who are you and where are you from?

Real name Josephine Ellis. Smiths-in-a-razz is an annoying family nickname (though if I didn't like it I wouldn't use it, would I?) Born Carlisle, now in Newcastle.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

Nostalgia for Cropredy t'other week

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

Four visits to Cropredy. What do i know? Ohh, lots. Matey, but muddy. A long way from Newcastle.

4.   What kind of music do you like?

Anything melodic; things that are abstract or grandiose tend to pass me by, 'cos you can't sing along to them. Early Modern polyphonic choral works, particularly Byrd and Victoria. Ballads (the story-telling ones, not the slow ones). A soft spot for the corpus of tragic love songs in which one party is pregnant and the other absent or dead. Soul.        

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

Some old blokes singing in the pub the other Friday night. One of them had bad breath and the grubbiest fiddle you ever saw, and this drunk woman popped up and sang along in a rich, resonant and entirely atonal voice. It was hilarious!

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

Family Mahone . Amusing, but not as good as live.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer, my mum, and I will sing: the riff from "Smells like Teen Spirit" soprano."

It's not that she's the best singer in the world, and sometimes her choice of melody can be, shall we say, eccentric, given her style; but she taught me that if you've got a set of vocal chords you can have music wherever you go. Even if (like the drunk woman in the Cumberland) it principally gives pleasure to yourself, it might give amusement to others.  


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Mister Keith on September 02, 2008, 04:35:34 PM
1.   Who are you and where are you from?

I'm Keith and, though originally from the West Midlands, I've lived in North London for the last 12 years.


2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

To fully prepare myself for my second Cropredy this year.


3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

Fairport who? I'm learning - slowly - about FC, and have been to the last two Cropredys (Cropredies?).  I came to FC through a growing admiration for the work of Richard Thompson.


4.   What kind of music do you like?

The list is long and growing.There's not much that I'll rule out, though opera and classical are both on the "no" list.  Rock, pop, folk, country, it makes no difference.  My philosophy is that there is no such thing as "good" and "bad" music, only "music I like" and "music I don't like".


5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

Moseley Folk Festival at the weekend. It's as much a "folk" festival as Cropredy is....but is excellent, low-key and a beautiful setting.


6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

"Threads" by Ruth Notman.  Haven't listened to it yet, but she was great live at the weekend!


7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Bruce Springsteen and I will
            sing  'John Henry' "


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Betty on September 06, 2008, 11:22:08 PM
1.   Who are you and where are you from? Hi I'm Liz from Twyford, or Betty slippers from the Spiers and Boden forum, whichever takes your fancy

2.   What made you join Talkawhile? Quite a few TAWers over on the other board, so thought it was about time I found out about this place

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything? Not as much as I should  :-[ Have read that to be a true folkie I should have been to Cropredy at least twice...

4.   What kind of music do you like? Eclectic tastes. My first love was rock, then indie, and now folk

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like? Went to Towersey the other weekend - completely brilliant, particulary Bellowhead and Mawkin:Causley

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it? Viva la Vida by Coldplay - haven't listened to it yet. Seasick Steve is coming in the post soon, very much looking forward to that.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Freddie Mercury and I will
            sing:  'Who wants to Live Forever'

Bit worried what all of the above might say about me...  :-\


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Sir Robert Peel on September 07, 2008, 01:59:17 AM
It's terrific to see you here at last!  

Come in, come in and join us - we thrive on new faces, new viewpoints and lots of other things with the word 'new' in front of them.



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Modge on September 14, 2008, 11:46:17 AM
1.   Who are you and where are you from? I'm Steve from Ludlow Shropshire.
2.   What made you join Talkawhile? I was told about it by Genevieve Tudor of the Radio Shropshire Sunday night folk show fame  :)
3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?  Iv none about Cropredy for a few years now, went there last year and loved it. Fairport are one of my top bands ever!!
4.   What kind of music do you like?  I like most kinds of music, But Mainly folk,prog rock, blues but allsorts really.
5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  That would be Shrewsbury Folk Fest to see Richared Thompson of course. Kerfuffle and the Doonans were very good also IMO, It was a terrific time there.
6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  kerfuffle K2, managed to get it sighed as-well. Oh just remembered R Thompson's autograph as well. 


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Adam W on October 13, 2008, 07:15:30 PM
1.   Who are you and where are you from?
I'm Adam, son of Poor Will, I'm 17 on Wednesday and I'm sadly from Bognor Regis

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?
I wanted to discuss folky related things with other folkies

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
Cropredy is the greatest festival of all time!

4.   What kind of music do you like?
Mostly folk and punk rock, so I think folk punk is the best music around!

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?
Cropredy 2008, need I say more?

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
The Levellers-Levellers, and I most certainly would!

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Joe Strummer and I will
            sing:  ' ....................*'   (name of song)
*I can't sing to save my life!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Malcolm on October 13, 2008, 08:35:57 PM

1.   Who are you and where are you from?
I'm Adam, son of Poor Will, I'm 17 on Wednesday and I'm sadly from Bognor Regis



I should keep quiet about it and just say you're from West Sussex, no-one will know then ;D

PS Welcome by the way :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Shelley on October 13, 2008, 08:41:17 PM
My in-laws live in West Sussex, but would prefer not to.

Welcome Adam W - 17 come Wednesday?  We (almost) know a song about that don't we children?


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: basketbob on October 14, 2008, 09:22:55 AM
Hi Sir Bob, I believe we've already become aquainted on the Folk Radio Forum http://www.folkradio.co.uk

I am another Bob, he of the basket.

I heard about Talkawhile from Alex, the man at the cutting edge in that place.

What do I know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
Aren't they some sort of a musical soireé collective?, and isn't Cropredy an anagram of Cyder pro?

I like most sorts of music. My first love is Trad Folk. I play a bit, and sing a bit myself. I dislike opera intensely.

The last gig I went to was Karine Polwart. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

(I like this Quiz)

The last CD I bought was 'Kitty Lie Over' by Mick O'Brien and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh. I know it's superb, but I'M STILL WAITING FOR IT (if you're listening out there in California)

 “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. Joni Mitchell and I will
            sing:  "a case of you"  

Of course, tomorrow I will change sex again and be John Martyn, then I'll change sex again and be Karine Polwart...................


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Sir Robert Peel on October 14, 2008, 12:50:51 PM
Hello, good evening and welcome to my very good friend and (soon to be) drinking partner, Basket Bob.

I am playing folkradio uk as I speak to you and it's smashing.  Let's turn up the volume and boogie.  You can keep that dress on, BB - it suits you.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: mickf on October 17, 2008, 07:38:05 AM
1.   Who are you and where are you from?

I'm Mick - I live in South Wales (Barry) but I'm originally from Birmingham

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

Dunno, seemed like a good idea at the time your honour

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

I've loved Fairport since I was knee high to a woss'name and I've been to Cropredy several times.  I missed this year but went in 2007.  This was a particularly poignant one for me as I went with my brother who was in the final stages of his fight with a brain tumour and he died a month later.  'Meet on the Ledge' was sung with much feeling I can tell you.

4.   What kind of music do you like?

All sorts - Fairport, Steeleye, Martyn Joseph, Show of Hands, Seth Lakeman - but apart from folky stuff I have a soft spot for 60's and 70's rock and I'm a big fan of The Who, Lindisfarne and the Moody Blues (I know, there's very little hope)

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

Tiny Tin Lady in Cardiff a couple of weeks ago.  Very enjoyable, even if Beth wasn't very well and at one stage ran off to the ladies to be sick (sorry to lower the tone).

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

I bought 'Liejacker' by Thea Gilmore last week - I love her stuff and this was no exception.  I also bought the new Oasis album a couple of days ago, but that was for my son (who still hasn't paid me yet!) and had a sneaky listen in the car.  I actually enjoyed it - mostly.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Martyn Joseph and I will
            sing:  ' Cardiff Bay'  


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Sir Robert Peel on October 17, 2008, 11:13:02 PM
Come in, come in and make yourself at home, Mick.  Quiet everyone because I want to hear the marvellous and totally wonderful Cardiff Bay.  Give him some room and a schooner of sherry - I like the cut of his gib.  It's about time we had some quality around here.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Nuthouse on October 17, 2008, 11:22:38 PM

It's about time we had some quality around here.


Have a care, Sir Robert... there are some sensitive souls amongst us and I count myself as one of them.

I shall flounce off to the Arms and drown my sorrows in a pint of Dog's B*llocks with a large gin chaser.



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Malcolm on October 18, 2008, 11:14:09 AM
Half the b****y board are from Wales, now ;)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: mickf on October 18, 2008, 05:00:20 PM
As I said, I live in Wales, but I'm English ::)

I do like Martyn Joseph, though!

Mick


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Maureen on November 04, 2008, 12:35:11 AM
1. I am Maureen from Grays, Essex

2. I joined TAW having joined the Bellowhead/Spiers & Boden forum a couple of months back, and heard rumours that the craic was just as good over here!

3.  I have known of Fairporrt since the 60's and have 3-4 CD's but only heard of Cropredy this year - and that too late to make plans to go.

4. I like most kinds of music but cannot stand (c)rap! Favourite is folk and folk/rock.

5. Last gig was Show of Hands at our local theatre. It was excellent.

6. Last CD I bought was Belshazzer's Feast - The Food of Love - and I would highly recommend it.

7. Tonight Sir Robert I am going to be my all time favourite singer, Bob Dylan, and I am going to sing "Lay,Lady, Lay"



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Sir Robert Peel on November 04, 2008, 12:15:10 PM
A deep bow, a light touch of my lips across the back of your hand followed by a kiss on both cheeks (mwah, mwah) and while I'm about it, I may as well go down on one knee and say: You are most welcome, dear Maureen.  

Do excuse me, I got quite carried away there.  Would you be most awfully kind and help me to me my feet, please.  :-X

Crack open a box of chocolates, everyone and say hello to Maureen.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on November 04, 2008, 12:17:20 PM
Hello Maureen


You'll like it here!   :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Baz1L on November 04, 2008, 12:32:25 PM
 Hello cyber folkies.  My name is Barry Steele reluctant front man of Something Nasty in the Woodshed.

1. Steered to this site by sound farmer pete, our Bass player. I generally follow him everywhere out of curiosity.

2. Never been to Cropedy yet but have been to several FC gigs and also Jethro Tull

3. Nothing like a good tragic folk song is there?

4. Last festival was Banbury, caught the summer and met my boyhood heros the Tannahill Weavers -ace.

5. CDs In my case the question is "what was the last CD you borrowed and never gave back" Answer Battlefield band and found them to be as crushingly talented as ever.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer the Ginger haired old timer from the Tom and Jerry cartoons circa 1978 and I will
            sing:  'Froggie wenna courtin he did ride ah-grumbo!!!'   ;)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: gower flower (Shirl) on November 05, 2008, 08:12:07 PM
Hell's bells, you didn't look all that reluctant when I saw you at the Banbury Canalside Festival t'other week!
 8)

Welcome Barry. ;D {:-)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: AngieH on November 08, 2008, 04:17:19 PM
Ok my first 'proper' post:

So me and my friend Lynn fancied these two lads. We heard they'd been seen going into The Swan, to a 'folk club' ???
So in we went too...

That was in 1964, in Kettering, and I've been a folkie ever since.

And it's taken until now for me to find this site, I know I'm going to love it.

The questionnaire:

I'm Angie, and I live in Oxford

Found the site when I was looking for something else (forget what)

Cropredy; many many times, but not in the last few years sadly.

Music tastes-folk of all sorts obviously, also classical/rock/opera. Not too keen on jazz, and can't abide c&w, sorry.

Gigs; hmmm. Can't believe I missed Martin Carthy playing down the road a couple of weeks ago. >:(
Got my ticket for RT in Feb, and can't quite decide whether to go to John Martyn on Sunday.

Latest CD: Tell Tale Signs, Dylan

And tonight, Sir Robert, I'll be Linda and Richard, and as it's Saturday I'll sing 'I wanna see the Bright Lights Tonight'


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: AngieH on November 08, 2008, 05:38:04 PM
Now here's something really spooky...

I've just received my first personal message. It's a welcome note from another newbie called Simmo. How kind of him.

But it made my heart skip a beat.  The chap I was stalking in 1964 was called...Simmo! :o


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Bob Barrows on November 08, 2008, 06:43:28 PM

Now here's something really spooky...

I've just received my first personal message. It's a welcome note from another newbie called Simmo. How kind of him.

But it made my heart skip a beat.  The chap I was stalking in 1964 was called...Simmo! :o

Simmo's youtube videos of folk gigs are legendary. Be sure to look for them.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: AngieH on November 08, 2008, 07:16:22 PM
 :-[
Thanks, I will.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Anji on November 08, 2008, 07:20:42 PM

Now here's something really spooky...
I've just received my first personal message. It's a welcome note from another newbie called Simmo. How kind of him.
But it made my heart skip a beat.  The chap I was stalking in 1964 was called...Simmo! :o


Blimeyheck! Is it him, then?  :D

(apologies if too nosey)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: AngieH on November 08, 2008, 07:36:03 PM

Not if he's telling the truth about his age  

More's the pity  



So you're the one who got my first choice of username!!  ;)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Paul on November 09, 2008, 07:49:18 PM
Welcome AngieH.

Your display name does not have to be your username, you can change it in profile settings.

I don't recommend you change it to Anji though. There can only be one Anji in this world.  ;)  :)

Paul


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Steve with the black dog on November 09, 2008, 11:17:07 PM

Welcome AngieH.

Your display name does not have to be your username, you can change it in profile settings.

I don't recommend you change it to Anji though. There can only be one Anji in this world.  ;)  :)

Paul



Surely there are never enough Anjies  ;D

Apart from the Queen of TAW (we are not worthy  ;) ), and the newbie Anjie, there's the Bert Jansch version, not to mention the very soulful Stones number...


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: AngieH on November 10, 2008, 08:23:48 AM
I always liked the Tom Paxton one myself   :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: David Andrew George on November 10, 2008, 05:57:35 PM
1.   Who are you and where are you from?

Hello. I'm Dave. I'm from North Oxfordshire originally but currently live in Chichester which is a good job because it would be a hell of a commute to work each day.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

Nothing made me. I did it entirely of my own accord. Having said that there were persuading factors. Namely that I had a question that I really wanted answering and knew of no other forum of such specialist/useless knowledge as this. My father has been on here for a while and is always passing on rumours about Cropredy line ups, I felt it about time to take the plunge. So here I am.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

Well I'm one of those wippa-snappa's that has grown up at the festival. My parents took me when I was very, very young and they have been going ever since. I'm 25 now and I believe I have only missed 7 festivals. I missed four consecutively (2001-2004) due to working abroad and three when I was younger due to traveling and cub camp! So I'd say I know Cropredy relatively well.

4.   What kind of music do you like?

My tastes are eclectic but by no means comprehensive. I very much enjoy Irish folk, fast fiddles, bouncing bodrhans and such. Having played guitar for half of my life I enjoy almost anything with an acoustic guitar played well. Recently I have been making forays into reggae and funk. Bands such as The Beautiful Girls, John Butler Trio and Dispatch rank among my favourites but my iPod will flick quite happily from Flook to Seth Lakeman to Ben Harper to Jurassic 5 to Portishead to Fairport and I won't lose my smile.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

I was in Doolin county Clare last week. I caught a session in McGanns and when it was over a Folk troop who were staying upstairs brought down their instruments and a spare guitar. We left at around 5 am  ;D

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

The Swell Season - Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova. Yes, yes I would. Very much.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer John Butler (name of singer) and I will
            sing:  'Ocean'   (name of song)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Steve with the black dog on November 10, 2008, 10:10:30 PM

1.   Who are you and where are you from?

Hello. I'm Dave. I'm from North Oxfordshire originally but currently live in Chichester which is a good job because it would be a hell of a commute to work each day.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

Nothing made me. I did it entirely of my own accord. Having said that there were persuading factors. Namely that I had a question that I really wanted answering and knew of no other forum of such specialist/useless knowledge as this. My father has been on here for a while and is always passing on rumours about Cropredy line ups, I felt it about time to take the plunge. So here I am.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

Well I'm one of those wippa-snappa's that has grown up at the festival. My parents took me when I was very, very young and they have been going ever since. I'm 25 now and I believe I have only missed 7 festivals. I missed four consecutively (2001-2004) due to working abroad and three when I was younger due to traveling and cub camp! So I'd say I know Cropredy relatively well.

4.   What kind of music do you like?

My tastes are eclectic but by no means comprehensive. I very much enjoy Irish folk, fast fiddles, bouncing bodrhans and such. Having played guitar for half of my life I enjoy almost anything with an acoustic guitar played well. Recently I have been making forays into reggae and funk. Bands such as The Beautiful Girls, John Butler Trio and Dispatch rank among my favourites but my iPod will flick quite happily from Flook to Seth Lakeman to Ben Harper to Jurassic 5 to Portishead to Fairport and I won't lose my smile.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

I was in Doolin county Clare last week. I caught a session in McGanns and when it was over a Folk troop who were staying upstairs brought down their instruments and a spare guitar. We left at around 5 am  ;D

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

The Swell Season - Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova. Yes, yes I would. Very much.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer John Butler (name of singer) and I will
            sing:  'Ocean'   (name of song)


Welcome he with the many names ;)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: malcs on November 12, 2008, 02:58:58 PM
Hello All, righty, here goes!

1.   Who are you and where are you from?
Malcolm, born in Chipping Sodbury (yes it really is a real place) and after living in many corners of the world I seem to have landed back there again 41 years later but plan to move on to Bradford On Avon next year!  I write, sing and play harmonica in my little band The Sodburys.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?
Looking for festival listings for 2009 to plan my diary and make assesments of whether my own brand of acoustic / folk music might work somewhere!

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
Embarrisingly nothing at all I'm afraid!

4.   What kind of music do you like?
Pretty much everything that IS music, not keen on classical but appreciate how good it is, can't stick heavy metal, drum n bass,rap and the like.  I prefer songs with strong vocals (harmonies preferred) and well structured lyrics to anything else!

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?
Show Of Hands last month in Marlborough.  It was my first time seeing these boys and sad to say I wasn't massively impressed, brilliant musicianship but the sound in the church let them down I felt!

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
Haven't bought a cd for years, tend to download the individual tracks I like and compile my own albums.  About to download Trails Of The Lonely by The Lost Brothers as soon as its available.  If it is as good as their tracks on myspace then yes i would definitely recommend them!

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be James Taylor  and I will
            sing:  'Lonesone Road'  

Cheers
Malc


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Steve with the black dog on November 12, 2008, 11:49:06 PM

Hello All, righty, here goes!

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
Embarrisingly nothing at all I'm afraid!



Hi Malc

I'm jealous - just think of that huge Fairport back catalogue that you have yet to enjoy  ;D

You'll get plenty of 'listen to this first' ideas here :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Dave.P on November 26, 2008, 12:46:43 PM
color=blue]Hello .. I'm Dave  all the way from the sunny Isle of Wight .

I joined talk a while back in 2007 and did nothing with it until today.. And now .. well it seems like a year wasted.

Wearing my 1993 (black T shirt) Cropredy Shirt but I bought Holidays very early on and then History.. 9 or 10 Cropredies under my belt............

Folk music since the early 70s Folk at Moor Farm in Nottingham run by a guy called David Brindley but many other genres too.I play several instruments loud and bad
 
I have just inherited a significant collection of music sheet music and instruments mostly dance and morris (I'm not a Morris man though)
Last gig was IoW Festival of Folk Music A young festival .. most of audience was local musicians and dancers but its got a lot of potential ..

going to St Agnes Fountain.

Last recital was chamber music at Wolverton Manor ( an excellent site for a folk festival) very accomplished classical genre.

Tonight Sir Robert I am going to be Alexandra Elaine Maclean Denny and I am going to sing Fotheringay
I recommend her to every one listen listen and look forward to meeting many people in doing so

Dave P


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Nigel Gray on December 11, 2008, 08:27:07 PM
Oooh I love a good Christmas quiz.

1.   Who are you and where are you from?


Hi, my name's Nigel and I'm an... oh no that's a different forum isn't it. I'm from Yorkshire, but I'm an imposter- I'm a southerner by trade.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

Talking to Mark & Jaqcui about the forums at Cropredy in 2008.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

Not enough! I know that I enjoyed it in 2008 and would like to go in 2009 if I can, though.

4.   What kind of music do you like?

Folk rock: Levellers, FFR, Leatherats, Divokej Bill, Butch Ross... Plus everything from Ah-Ha to U2, via Faithless, Eva Cassidy, Manic Street Preachers, Flanders & Swann, Scooter and Van Halen. "Eclectic", I think they call it.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

The Levellers, last night. Awesome!

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?


Can't remember. But I lost a whole load of CDs the other day by leaving them on the train. And I'm rather annoyed about it.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer


Shane McGowan. And my non-existant girlfriend will play the part of Kirsty MacColl and we're going to sing Fairytale.

Thank you for letting me be here!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: pastpicker on December 15, 2008, 02:13:40 PM
Right let's see if I can get all these right.. failed the 11+

1.   Who are you and where are you from? Name's: Steve and I live nr Aylesbury

2.   What made you join Talkawhile? Looking for a renewal of old interests

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything? I know FC of old in fact the first tape I ever bought was John Babbacombe Lee in 1972. I already knew some of them from the 60s in Birmingham when they played with Ian Campbell in their Digbeth club.. Anyone else recall those gigs? Cropredy? No. But I'm ready to learn!

4.   What kind of music do you like? How long have you got? Klezmer to Sea Shanties, Bluegrass to Ragas, Celtic to Arabic, Flamenco to Barbers' shop and all stages in between but preferably acoustic.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended? Pat Metheney, Perugia  What was it like? Can't recall actually...  ;D

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it? Sidney Bechet.. Of course.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite player…….  and I will
            play:  ' ................................'    can't answer this one I'm afraid.. the choice is too wide and I can't spell Pierre BenSusan  :D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on December 16, 2008, 01:13:14 PM
I like your avatar pastpicker!!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: pastpicker on December 16, 2008, 08:42:17 PM
thanks Bridgwit.. it's a simple expedient of some photo manipulation software and has left me looking far less attractive than reality would offer!
I think but who am I to judge?  ;D
But I thank you all the same.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: abby (tank girl) on December 17, 2008, 07:00:09 AM
reminds me of aqualung :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Paul on December 17, 2008, 09:14:46 AM
I thought it was George Bernard Shaw.  ;D

Paul


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: pastpicker on December 17, 2008, 06:58:16 PM
drat.. I've been sussed.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Gilp on December 18, 2008, 12:43:15 AM
1.   Who are you and where are you from? Hallo Sir Robert.  How to start. I am Gilp (But you can call me Jimmy) I come to you from Glasgow via Dumfries via London via Essex via Kingston upon Thames via Huddersfield,via Leeds via Derby and back to Dumfries 200 yards away from Rabbie Burns Mausoleum (which in my humble opine.......is an abortion) I was an apprentice plumber at 15,at 16 an apprentice Welder/Pipe Fitter (Oh,I was born in 1949).  I was licky enough to be an early early Dylan fan and even luckier to have Martin Carthy tell me a bit about him in 1963 when he came to our house searching for my Older Brother who then ran the local Folk Club........I knew there was a booking mistake but I took this gaunt man in a cloak with hood,and a Guitar,to the pub I knew my brother would be in.  I was 5foot2/3 or something,but Martin mentioned Dylans name and I had just got Freewheelin from a source.  He told me about Nottnum Town and Randalls Farewell and it all made perfect sense.....afriend of my brothers even bought me a pint in the 'snug'.
Little did I know that Martin was going to eat MY supper,sleep in MY bed and eat MY bloody Breakfast before disappearing into the mist with a swish of the cloak and hood.  I have seen him and The Watersons in concert a few times since.......but never have I been able to lay my claw upon his shoulder and say........FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD.
Any way,as life goes on I ran away (literally) to London to fight the Vietnam War and Civil Rights and CND Campaigns and I remember in Hornsey Town Hall in Crouch End.1968/9 going to see FC (Neil Innes and Robots were a brilliant opener) and later, somehow I bought a Full House Album from Swarb.....only when I got home did I discover there was no Album in the sleeve......I am sure it wasn't deliberate but I reckon Swarb and Carthy owe me.big time.
I ended up as a Lecturer in Sociology and then took early retirement through ill health and a bad case of Anti Thatcherism, came to Dumfries, met a woman from Hell .,ended up in deep Debt and now live skint but happy,with my Border Collie Minx,in a Council House.....the 2nd to have been built in the UK.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile? As a member of The Dylan site All Along The Watchtower I read a post about Swarbs Lazarus. I assumed,having read his Obit, that it was cuttings from the floor,snippets or discarded material. I posted same and was (still am really) astonished to hear that Swarb was alive and kicking...........very few times is it given to a man to hear a dead ma alive and doing his thing.........Amazingly I was listening to Dylan singing 'Girl from The Red River Shore where he sings about a guy bringing people back to life.  That stunned me,The Jungian synchronicity still has me in its thrall.
After that I felt I just HAD to come here.And thanks to Billy who gave me the link......here I am.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything? I first 'knew' about FC from Si Tu Doir Partir and Swarb from Ian Cambell Folk 4,I was always interested in them,the way they used Dylan songs in an unique way and because Richard Thompsons auntie comes from Beeswing. ;D I also have been to Cropredy 3 or 5 times........I do remember Steve Gibbons and The Dylan Project..........that was a bonus............but every time I saw FC and even when,for reasons so mangled to get into, I sang with Albion Country Band on Stage in Dumfries and then RAN to South Sheilds (among 15 others) over night to sing with Benny the Whale and Bob the Gob.I knew this was THE RIGHT THING TO DO and still do,though I wish I could run instead of plod and sway like an elegant Portigese Galleon trying to get into port in a brisk wind.
4.I like All Folk Music.from the strictures of McColl, though I harbour grudges to Jean Ritchie,Hamish Henderson The Stuarts o Blairgowrie,The Behan Family,Irish folk song was big in my family, we were Celtic supporters,I still am, but they were big Catholics,I aint. I loved ballads and it was easy to go from there to Lonnie Donnegan,Leadbelly,Woody,Hank Williams and then Dylan and Carthy, to FC and now I love everything that I like....I mean I love Lucinda Williams........but don't turn on the telly when X Factor is on please.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?
April 2007. Dylan Glasgow.  Some think his voice is cracked beyond repair......I think he's putting us on again....because I heard some lovely lines sang beautifully,where he forgot he was in the frog chorus.
Its always mighty to see a genius ply his trade.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
Swarbs Lazarus....I would say that the Government should issue it to every home in the land....it truly is a tremendous disc.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. (Bob Dylan) and I will
            sing:  ' The Talking Hey Martin Carthy DaveSwarbrick you owe me Blues..........................'   (name of song)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: davidmjs on December 18, 2008, 07:11:35 AM

I also have been to Cropredy 3 or 5 times........



But you're really definite it wasn't 4 times, eh?   ;D  Welcome to the mad house...


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Gilp on December 18, 2008, 05:46:39 PM
Well I suppose it could have been 4 or 7 David,The Merry Merlot can alter memory on a daily basis.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: gower flower (Shirl) on December 18, 2008, 07:37:34 PM
Blimey, that is one hell of an introduction............ :P ::)

Welcome, Gilp. {:-)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Gilp on December 18, 2008, 10:07:13 PM
I will take that as positive and say thank you very much gower power. :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Gilp on December 18, 2008, 10:08:17 PM
Of course I meant flower..but more power to you gower. ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: gower flower (Shirl) on December 20, 2008, 11:07:09 AM
Thank you. ;D {:-)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Gilp on December 20, 2008, 03:53:44 PM
Yer welcome..............specially since synchronicity played a big part in bringing me here. ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Red Shoes (Caz+Mark) on January 01, 2009, 08:45:22 PM
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Hello new friends, we would like to introduce our selves. We are Mark and Carolyn Evans and have been married for the past 20 years. We write the odd ditty and play a few tunes, have two teenage daughters, three cats called Barnaby, Pepper and Charlie. One mad hamster that nearly put me in hospital the other day by biting my finger down to the bone!! We have a shebunkin called Patrick and a few guitars lying around. Carolyn has been brought up on folk music and likes to wax lyrical about Leige and Lief and the ways of Joe Boyd. Mark comes from a background of T Rex and the Stones and likes to wax lyrical about what guitar strings to use. We are thrilled to join this forum and hope to chatt to many of you on the ways and wherefor's of life and music. Our favorite pub, is the Bell in Adderbury which we frequent quite often at the moment. We live in Birmingham near the Longbridge Rover car factory, except it doesn't make cars any more and will soon be an Ikea. You will be able to tell if it's Carolyn posting due to the fact her spelling is dreadful. Mark's is tip top and his posts are usualy very well laid out. Hope you all had a Happy New year and look forward to some interesting discussions.
Cheers and can we answer all the other questions another day, when we have stopped shaking
Carolyn


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: gower flower (Shirl) on January 01, 2009, 08:57:46 PM
Do tell us why you are shaking  ??? ;)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Steve on January 01, 2009, 09:00:14 PM
Hello and welcome Red Shoes.

If you look closely you will see cars being made at Longbridge. Not many cars, I grant you, but the MG TF is being made there in small quantities, and other models will follow next year. That is if anyone is still buying cars by then.

Many parts of the site have been cleared, and an Ikea might well be built on some of it, but there is still a large car factory there in what remains.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Red Shoes (Caz+Mark) on January 01, 2009, 11:28:25 PM
Hello again, we are shaking as it seems quite daunting to be on this forum even though every one seems very friendly. We know Our fairy godmother Jude but others are new to us. Also Mr Peel asks so many questions it will take me ages to get my brain into gear to answer them all. As for the cars at Longbridge, we have yet to see one come out of the gates, but there is always hope ( In the process of writing a song called car town ) ::) Thank you for reading our post, this is all very exciting!
Carolyn


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Bob Barrows on January 01, 2009, 11:59:44 PM
Hi Carolyn,
I've met you over at myspace. I think you both will fit in very well here  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Red Shoes (Caz+Mark) on January 02, 2009, 12:12:16 AM
Thank you Bob, I did notice your picture on here. We won't mention the other site! We will upload a picture of us soon ( don't like having my photo took )


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Malcolm on January 02, 2009, 11:36:09 AM

Do tell us why you are shaking  ??? ;)


Or tell us what you are shaking? ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Red Shoes (Caz+Mark) on January 02, 2009, 03:03:35 PM
Hello Malcolm, shaking a tambourine of course! What else could it be lol ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Anji on January 02, 2009, 05:02:36 PM

Hello Malcolm, shaking a tambourine of course! What else could it be lol ;D


Hand? Egg? Like a Polaroid picture?  :D

Welcome ABoard!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on January 02, 2009, 05:33:28 PM

Hello again, we are shaking as it seems quite daunting to be on this forum even though every one seems very friendly. We know Our fairy godmother Jude but others are new to us.


Welcome aboard, Kids!  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Red Shoes (Caz+Mark) on January 02, 2009, 05:38:38 PM
Hello Mate, was wondering when we would see that mug shot. Nice to be on board with you guys and share a fellow interest. How's life?
C x


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Red Shoes (Caz+Mark) on January 02, 2009, 06:11:32 PM
Mr. Peel, may we answer your questions . . . finally and humbly . . .

1.   Who are you and where are you from?
      Birmingham - please see our first post.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?
      A mutual friend told us about it.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
      Oooh lots, where do we start - from Unhalfbricking to present day. Got soaked at Crop this year, used to camp, but have dodgy knees now.

4.   What kind of music do you like?
      Folk, rock, bluegrass, country

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?
      The Dylan Project, absolutely fabulous! After gig drinks was a hoot!

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
      Box of Peggs - Def recommend!

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Sandy Denny (Carolyn) or Marc Bolan (Mark) and I will
            sing:  ' White Dress'     or 'Ride a White Swan'   (name of song)


Really enjoyed that.



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: emmak on January 07, 2009, 05:56:16 PM
1.   Who are you and where are you from?
I'm Emma. I'm from Holland and now live in the US via the UK.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?
What made me join? Initially to use the search function :)

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
Nothing!

4.   What kind of music do you like?
Folk! Also Rufus Wainwright, Dave Matthews, Kaiser Chiefs, Mika, vintage Elton John, Simon & Garfunkel, etc.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?
It was actually a benefit Christmas concert by several Broadway performers (I'm a huge theatre fan). It was fantastic!

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
I bought "Lusignac" and "Knock John" by Chris Wood and Andy Cutting over the weekend in London. Haven't listened yet, it's been crazy with work and jetlag. Before those I bought "Sweet Bells" by Kate Rusby and would definitely recommend it.
 
7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. (name of singer) and I will
            sing:  ' ................................'   (name of song)

Ok, let's not do all time favourite, let's do current favourite.

            “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Chris Wood and I will
            sing:  'When First I Came to Caledonia'


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Geetee (Gareth) on January 14, 2009, 04:55:53 PM

A very warm welcome to you, new friend.  I understand from our Meeter and Greeter, the lovely Jude, that you are a person of good taste, impeccable manners and an interest in some or all things Talkawhilish.  Excellent news!  Hoorah, hoorah.

My name is Sir Robert Peel.  I am a Global Moderator of this fine debating chamber and talking shop.  I am also an elder statesman of some influence, commanding considerable respect in those who don’t know me very well.  

Put your favourite CD on the gramophone player, kick off your shoes and make yourself comfortable.  
(Not that comfortable!  :o  Please cover yourself up by putting on the dressing gown and slippers provided.  :-[)

Now - can I trouble you to answer a few questions, when you have the inclination, time and patience.  You can answer some, all or none of them, but we look forward to hearing from you soon.

1.   Who are you and where are you from? GT from Moulton Northants

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?       To catch up with some old mates I've not seen for a while

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?     Love it best festival out there on and off the stage

4.   What kind of music do you like?     Anything that is played by real people on real instruments

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?     That would be Navaro at st Albans last Saturday.Not a great sound but a great gig none the less they are fab!

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?    Sadly that would be some Christmas songs as I had the Family over this year.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. (name of singer) and I will
            sing:  ' ................................'   (name of song)   I am really sorry but I don't sing could give you a tune though.I've done a bit of bar work so maybe I could help out there instead?

Thanks awfully.   [;-)

Sir Robert Peel
220 years


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Polly Oxford (Andie) on January 19, 2009, 12:54:21 AM
 - or perhaps you play and we'll dance?  ;)
Good to have some music in the bar!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on January 19, 2009, 06:00:15 PM
Who am I?   My name is David, I'm 59 years young and am originally from Castleford, Yorkshire. Lived 28 years just outside Batley, and then made the move to Poitou Charente, France. Been here just over 4 years and almost love the place to bits. We live well out in the country, no street lights and see the best ever free nightly show of the Milky Way. Except when it's cloudy that is...

Joining Talk Awhile, I'm not too proud to namedrop. Personal recommendation from Simon Nicol and Dave Pegg. OK, truth is I visited the Fairport site and asked a question about an old LP I have. They both replied saying they couldn't help me, but that you very good guys here might just be able to. And now I've had a welcome email from Judy,i I am sooooo well made up...

What do I know. Of Fairports, I'm no nerd, but have been a fan since about 1967. I have all the old LPs up to Full House, so music-wise, know most songs off by heart. Later releases I don't know nearly as well. Cropredy is about as famous as a festival gets. To date, it's one I haven't been to, but my little bro told me it is quite the best. I have many friends who have been and made the same high recommendations. One day that will change, and maybe I can meet up with some of you guys for a jar and a jah.

Music, well, you name it and there is a good chance I will like it. But not Michael Bolton, or that bl**dy awful song that Whitney Spewston sings from The Bodyguard... 60s stuff is a speciality, big big Beatles fan. Just adore Folk Music. In the bowels of my LPs/Tapes/CDs lies Floyd, CSNY, Joni, Stevie, Moby Grape, Beethoven, Scott Walker (Tilt), Tubes, Yes, SAHB, Queen, Cliff (OK, they belong to my wife), Tina, S + G, Nick Drake first time round, Free, Rollins Band plus a cast of many many more. I even own an LP by some group called Continuum, and it's so bad that even now, after owning it for near on 40 years, I have yet to listen to it the whole way through 'cos it's so bad. Last, and most definitely not least, Fairport Convention. But you knew that didn't you?

Last music I attended was the Music Festival 2008 in our village. It's a small village boasting just over 800 people, but come 21st June, we get invaded by about 5000 souls of all ages. All the music is from local bands of varying inexperience, but I have to say that these Frenchies certainly know how to party... What was it like, come and see, but be prepared for a good share of mediocrity, and the odd gem. But for fun, top marks

Last CD was Joe Cocker's No Ordinary World. I can recommend, as I no longer buy rubbish. I cant afford to thanks to this credit crunch...

I will sing, "Over The Hill And Far Away", just as I am regularly requested to do by my wife...

Thanks for staying awake...

David



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Cakey on February 01, 2009, 03:03:51 PM
Hello to all readers.

I have been directed here by Jude who has steered me from the dark toward the light (and I don't mean bitter to lager).

I actually joined in October 2008 but failed to read the instructions. SLAP!!! I am fairly new to this type of thing. Having been brought up in the north east by a pack of wild pit ponies who were lacking in computer skills I was not exposed to forums other than the ruined ones that the Romans left behind in Hexam, so you could say 'I am not forum street'. Although I did get some good stones from the Roman one for a rockery.

I play the mandolin, guitar, cittern, mandola and banjo - although I have got some ointment from the doctor for the banjo and he said if I rub it on twice a day it will eventually vanish and I won't be embarassed anymore in public.I turn up to festivals with four other lads who also like folk/rock in the guise of Something Nasty in the Woodshed. You think I have difficulty with the banjo, Bazza  the piper may need surgery to remove the drones as medical professionals fear it has gone beyond less intrusive medical techniques.I enjoy reading the various threads and look forward to putting on my 'speedo's' and diving in.

Cheers

Cakey


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Cakey on February 01, 2009, 03:10:34 PM
Apologies, I forgot to answer the questions I was so excited.

Obviously, I like Fairport and I have seen them numerous times but I have never been to Cropredy. Maybe this year I will take the plunge.

And....................

Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Charlie Drake and I will
            sing:  ' Like a virgin'  


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: tony dean on February 02, 2009, 11:18:44 PM
High all,
          My name is Tony and I am originally from Manchester  :D although I have lived in Derbyshire  :-\ for the last 15 years. I am a full time musician along with my partner Una in a duo called No Fixed Abode.

I joined Talkawhile as I recognised some of the members and I have been meaning to join for some time……….

It's a small world I am well aware of Fairport and we live not to far away from Ashley Hutchings…..indeed Ashley played bass for us on our album Clearwater. Our apologies to Ashley for miss spelling his name in the credits!!!!!!.

We also know Ian Cutler, Tom Leary and just this weekend supported Kevin Dempsey and Peter Knight at the Red Lion Folk Club Birmingham , would love to play at Cropredy but guess so would the man and his dog. Not been to Cropredy as we are out performing when it is on but a journalist friend of ours John O’Regan says it is a great festival and I have seen great you tube footage.

Raised on everything….. from Felix Mendelssohn to Kate bush, from Deep Purple to Dougie Maclean……… basically open minded but pushing my limits with punk and rap music

Normally out gigging so don’t get a chance to see to many artists and the festivals we go to are the ones we are performing at ……did find time to see Show of Hands at Cromer last year. We do a lot of support slots so we do get to see a number of artists from Dr Feelgood to Dick Gaughan, from Wizz Jones to the Animals so I guess we get the perks of seeing great music close up and having a drink with them afterwards.

The last CD I bought was Gordon Lightfoots greatest hits. Love his music and yes I would recommend the album to anyone.

          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Jack Hudson and I will sing Driftwood and nails

Well I hope I appear "windswept and interesting enough"

Till the next time Tony



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Sir Robert Peel on February 03, 2009, 12:37:22 AM
Step this way, new members.  Sherry and nibbles will be served on the verandah as soon as it's stopped snowing.  You are most welcome.  We simply thrive on new people - especially those with impeccable taste, good mannners and an interesting CD collection.

Crank up the volume and let's Karaoke!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Robert on February 18, 2009, 01:06:44 PM
Hello - seems to be the standard opening gambit!

I have just discovered this forum, via another with a link to stretched canines, so I am familiar with the ways and whiles of Sir Robert.

In answer to your time honoured questions, may I beg to answer as follows:. .

1.   Who are you and where are you from?
      I too am named Robert, but without any title.  I currently live in deepest darkest Berkshire, which can be considered a bit of a desert.  Originally from another place - Surrey.  (You don't have to be posh to come from there!)  My family come from Sussex, an area with which I have great affinity, so I am sort of from there.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?
      I came across it by chance via another forum, see previous note at top of message.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
      Not really that much, have the usual CD's Liege & Lief etc. but have never been to Cropredy, even though it is not that far away.

4.   What kind of music do you like?
      Folk, acoustic, world, rock, bluegrass, cajun/zydeco, country - will try anything once!

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?
      SoH Spires & Beams at Marlborough - absolutely fantastic, very atmospheric!

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
      Bought at about the same time 1 - Bruce Springsteen - Working On A Dream - probably one for die  hard Bruce fans & 2 - Chris Millington - Doubloons, Jewels & Ivory -  acoustic singer songwriter highly recommended.  (From the two extremes of the music industry, but I like narrative songs and both do (or have done in the past) very well).

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer - Bruce Springsteen and I will
            sing:  ' Racing In The Streets'"  A song of yearning and lost oppurtunities.

As I said in my first post, 'Having worked for a number of international and regional brewers in my time and have a fondness for a real pint,  I cannot wait to 'grow up' enough to get into the Corporation Arms!'

Robert


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Stef on February 19, 2009, 10:12:18 PM


1.   Who are you


Not again. Wish I’d know


and where are you from?


Hamburg. You know, Reeperbahn, St. Pauli, The Beatles, place Stuart Sutcliff died (went to the same art school as my mother). I absconded for several years.  Kings Heath around the corner from the Red Lion was one of the places I went to.



2.   What made you join Talkawhile?


   Trying to sell a ticket for Cropredy 2007 without bothering to go on ebay.



3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?


Fairport where founded by The Beatles at their heyday.  They wanted to be in it but after seeing/hearing Richard Thompson playing the guitar George Harrison and John Lennon both voted against it.

Cropredy is a village in Oxfordshire with two pubs and one graveyard. One of pubs is not up to standards outside of the (very short) festival season. The graveyard is okay all year around.


4.   What kind of music do you like?


Nearly everything. I can positively exclude German-so-called-folk-music. If you’d have heard it you’d know what I mean. There is some very good
German folk around, though. If you want to know more please say so.



5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?


A gig of Gang Loco. Excellent mix of Hard Rock with a pinch of Heavy Metal and a good dose of Ennio Morricone’s Italo Western Soundtracks (you know, bloke with a harmonica etc.).


6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?


SIA – Some People Have Real Problems. Yes. And I just bought tickets for her gig in Hamburg.


7.   Complete the following sentence:

         
Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer David Jones and I will sing: 'Amsterdam' (in English 'cause my French sucks) by Jacques Brel.  


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Shankly (Peter) on March 13, 2009, 03:25:01 PM
As a newbie here, I'd like to say hello and answer the standard questions...

1. Who are you and where are you from?
Peter Seddon, from Liverpool

2. What made you join Talkawhile?
I recently joined the Fairport Convention discussion list and commented that there didn't seem to be much discussion about Fairport Convention - I was advised that this forum was a good place for such stuff.

3. What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
Quite a lot I suppose. I've been a Fairport fan of varying degrees since the early 70s when a friend played me 'Liege and Lief' and I've particularly followed RT and Sandy Denny since then, whilst also listening out for Fairport too. Surprisingly, I'd never seen them live until last Friday at Southport - I've seen that they play there regularly, but never managed to get to a gig, but they were absolutely brilliant. I met the band in the foyer afterwards and they were all so nice that it inspired me to get more involved in what they do - hence my joining this forum.
I've never been to Cropredy. I'd love to go, but I'd need to persuade my wife and kids to come too and I'm not sure I'd be succesful!

4. What kind of music do you like?
Lots of different stuff. My main listening  has been 'classic' rock, particularly Led Zeppelin. I'm also a huge fan of Richard Thompson. On the folky scene I like Show of Hands (who I also saw in Southport recently), Seth Lakeman and Cara Dillon (I hope to expand my horizons in this field). I've been getting into death/ black metal too - bands like Candlemass, Sabaton and Aman Amarth - there are also folk metal bands like Turisas, Korpiklaani and Cruachan who use traditional instruments in metal songs and are interesting - have you ever heard an accordian in a metal band?

5. What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended? What was it like?
Fairport Convention in Southport - 6th March 2009 - see above!

6. What was the last CD that you bought? Would you recommend it?
I bought the 2002 Cropredy CD at the gig. Yes, I would recommend it. Apart from that I've been listening to Jon Boden's 'Songs from the floodplain' which I really like on first listening. I'm sure it will grow on me too as I become more familiar with the songs.

7. Complete the following sentence:
I can't see myself ever saying such a thing as I have the worst voice you could imagine, however, in the spirit of the question...

“Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Robert Plant and I will
sing: 'Kashmir'


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: davidmjs on March 13, 2009, 03:28:54 PM
Welcome!

Oooooh, I quite like the sound of a little Folk Metal...must investigate that lot.

2002 Cropredy?  Or 2008?


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Shankly (Peter) on March 13, 2009, 04:08:53 PM

Welcome!

Oooooh, I quite like the sound of a little Folk Metal...must investigate that lot.

2002 Cropredy?  Or 2008?


2002.

If you like the folk metal, there's quite a few bands in the genre as well as those I've mentioned ... Skyclad, Ensiferum, The Meads of Asphodel etc...


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Polly Oxford (Andie) on March 13, 2009, 04:15:41 PM
Oh yes, I know a few more around here who would share your enthusiasm for 'folk metal'! I think you will feel at home!  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Shankly (Peter) on March 13, 2009, 04:22:01 PM
Lovely! Thank you very much


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: martin driver on March 13, 2009, 05:43:00 PM
Now I wonder which football team our new friend Shankly supports ? If my hunch is right, he has a kindred spirit on this forum, who answers to the name of Cocker Freeman.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on March 13, 2009, 06:03:44 PM
I knew it! He's an Everton supporter, isn't he?  ;D


Hello Shankly welcome to da board as the kidz say  ::)




It is Everton, isn't it.....?    :-\


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: gower flower (Shirl) on March 13, 2009, 07:16:04 PM
Welcome Shankly. We are mostly harmless. :P ::)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Jim on March 13, 2009, 08:46:43 PM
except the manchester contingent ::)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Shankly (Peter) on March 14, 2009, 07:01:36 AM
Thanks for the warm welcome everyone. I think I'll like it here


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Shelley on March 14, 2009, 08:07:47 AM

except the manchester contingent ::)


Oi!

Welcome Shankly - I think you'll enjoy being part of this community!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Sandi on March 15, 2009, 02:54:32 PM
Hello everyone. I am going to attempt to answer the questions posed by Sir Robert. Here goes:

1. Who are you and where are you from?
I am Sandra and I am originally from Bolton but now live in Stockport.

2.  What made you join Talkawhile?
I have been coming onto the site for about 12 months and thought it about time that I did something more positive. You all seem so friendly(she says hopefully).

3.  What do you know of F.C. and Cropredy?
Fairport are one of my favourite bands and I went to Cropredy in 2007. A brilliant time was had.

4.  What kind of music do you like?
I love all kinds of folk music. Some of my favourite bands are: Fairport, Bellowhead, Show of Hands, Seth Lakeman, Rachel Unthank. I also have a long standing love of Elvis Costello and David Bowie.

5.What was the last gig you attended. What was it like?
Under One Sky at the Lowry in Salford. They were unbelievably brilliant.

6.  What was the last c.d. you bought. Would you recommend it?
Before the Ruin by Drever, McCusker, Woomble.  I most certainly would.

7.  Tonight Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Sandy Denny and I will sing Farewell Farewell. And hope that God forgives me for trashing a beautiful song. Starts warbling...

Thanks for reading. Until next time...


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Big Dave on March 15, 2009, 04:44:56 PM

except the manchester contingent ::)

You speak fer yersen young man!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Steve with the black dog on March 15, 2009, 11:46:43 PM

Hello everyone. I am going to attempt to answer the questions posed by Sir Robert. Here goes:

1. Who are you and where are you from?
I am Sandra and I am originally from Bolton but now live in Stockport.

2.  What made you join Talkawhile?
I have been coming onto the site for about 12 months and thought it about time that I did something more positive. You all seem so friendly(she says hopefully).

3.  What do you know of F.C. and Cropredy?
Fairport are one of my favourite bands and I went to Cropredy in 2007. A brilliant time was had.

4.  What kind of music do you like?
I love all kinds of folk music. Some of my favourite bands are: Fairport, Bellowhead, Show of Hands, Seth Lakeman, Rachel Unthank. I also have a long standing love of Elvis Costello and David Bowie.

5.What was the last gig you attended. What was it like?
Under One Sky at the Lowry in Salford. They were unbelievably brilliant.

6.  What was the last c.d. you bought. Would you recommend it?
Before the Ruin by Drever, McCusker, Woomble.  I most certainly would.

7.  Tonight Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Sandy Denny and I will sing Farewell Farewell. And hope that God forgives me for trashing a beautiful song. Starts warbling...

Thanks for reading. Until next time...


Welcome Sandi,

2007 was the hot Cropredy!  Shame you were unable to go in 2008 to compare and contrast the weather ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Sandi on March 16, 2009, 10:42:51 AM
Thanks for the welcome.
Not only did I miss the bad weather at Cropredy last year, we went to Warwick instead and it was hotter than Cropredy the year before. Phew!
Hoping for more of the same at Shrewsbury this year. :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Polly Oxford (Andie) on March 16, 2009, 01:32:49 PM
Please come to Cropredy this year Sandi - we could do with guaranteed sun!   ;)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: ColinB on March 16, 2009, 01:55:39 PM

4. What kind of music do you like?
I'm also a huge fan of Richard Thompson. On the folky scene I like Show of Hands (who I also saw in Southport recently), Seth Lakeman and Cara Dillon (I hope to expand my horizons in this field).


A man with good taste! I'm a fan of all the above 4 and can highly recommend all the solo releases by Seth and Cara as well as the two albums by Sean Lakeman and Kathryn Roberts. I saw Steve Knightley in Lancaster a few weeks back and went down to Salford in January to see RT doing his 1000 years of Popular Music.

I nearly typed Manchester there but am currently reading Pies & Prejudice by Stuart Maconie so have learned that Salford is quite separate from Manchester!

 :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Sandi on March 16, 2009, 02:45:35 PM
"Please come to Cropredy this year Sandi - we could do with guaranteed sun! "  

 If only I could. So many festivals so little money!
I would go to one each weekend if poss, but have to pick and choose. I have heard good things about Shrewsbury so this is the one for us this year. Still maybe if I win the lottery....dreams on.

By the way how do you insert a previous post in blue? Or should I be asking this in the new members bit?


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Big Dave on March 16, 2009, 02:49:22 PM

"Please come to Cropredy this year Sandi - we could do with guaranteed sun! "  

 If only I could. So many festivals so little money!
I would go to one each weekend if poss, but have to pick and choose. I have heard good things about Shrewsbury so this is the one for us this year. Still maybe if I win the lottery....dreams on.

By the way how do you insert a previous post in blue? Or should I be asking this in the new members bit?

use the quote button at the top right of each post.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on March 16, 2009, 03:17:46 PM


"Please come to Cropredy this year Sandi - we could do with guaranteed sun! "  

 If only I could. So many festivals so little money!
I would go to one each weekend if poss, but have to pick and choose. I have heard good things about Shrewsbury so this is the one for us this year. Still maybe if I win the lottery....dreams on.

By the way how do you insert a previous post in blue? Or should I be asking this in the new members bit?

use the quote button at the top right of each post.


and then write your response after the '[/quote]' bit, preferably on the next line ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Sandi on March 16, 2009, 06:10:23 PM


"Please come to Cropredy this year Sandi - we could do with guaranteed sun! "  

 If only I could. So many festivals so little money!
I would go to one each weekend if poss, but have to pick and choose. I have heard good things about Shrewsbury so this is the one for us this year. Still maybe if I win the lottery....dreams on.

By the way how do you insert a previous post in blue? Or should I be asking this in the new members bit?

use the quote button at the top right of each post.



let's see if this works.


"Please come to Cropredy this year Sandi - we could do with guaranteed sun! "  

 If only I could. So many festivals so little money!
I would go to one each weekend if poss, but have to pick and choose. I have heard good things about Shrewsbury so this is the one for us this year. Still maybe if I win the lottery....dreams on.

By the way how do you insert a previous post in blue? Or should I be asking this in the new members bit?

use the quote button at the top right of each post.


and then write your response after the '
' bit, preferably on the next line ;D
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Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Sandi on March 16, 2009, 06:12:28 PM
sorry just testing as you can see I'm a bit of an amateur at this. Still it nearly worked.
Thanks Dave and Jude.  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Viv G on March 27, 2009, 12:19:12 PM
Hi there, I have just registered here and been pointed in the right direction to find this page so shall have a go at answering the questions:-)


Now - can I trouble you to answer a few questions, when you have the inclination, time and patience.  You can answer some, all or none of them, but we look forward to hearing from you soon.

1.   Who are you and where are you from?
My name is Viv and I live in NE Hampshire


2.   What made you join Talkawhile?
Been reading the boards for a while and thought it time I joined in, plus I also wondered if it would help me see the pictures in attachments as so far I can't open any


3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
Been following Fairport since I met my husband in 1972.He was a fan so I thought I'd better show an interest so as to make him like me;-) it worked and I am now also a Fairport addict....
Been going to Croppers since 1985 and only missed a couple in all that time :-)


4.   What kind of music do you like?
Almost all but especially folk. Not keen on jazz


5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?
TCT at Albert Hall.It was brill!


6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
Fairport's latest from Cropredy 2008[ well strictly speaking I didn't buy it- son gave us it as a pressie] Yes I would highly recommend it


7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. (name of singer) and I will
            sing:  ' ................................'   (name of song)
ermmmmmmmmm.......................you really wouldn't want to hear me sing!!!!! lol!!! but if I had to I'd be Anna Ryder doing Sailing Boat


Viv


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: johanna/ulla on March 27, 2009, 12:23:30 PM
Hi Viv,
oh, you like annA´s "Sailing Boat"? Very good taste  :-*
Welcome in here.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Viv G on March 27, 2009, 06:37:23 PM
thanks Johanna:-)
Yep I like all of Anna's stuff.
I used to really like Hugh and Tony Williams too but they don't play any more:-(


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Pam FC on March 31, 2009, 02:21:06 PM
Howdy to all.  I guess since I'm banging on about Nik K on the Croppers board I better do this before I'm parked in an 80's throw back pigeon hole  ;D

1.   Who are you and where are you from? I'm Pam and I'm a lady of the fair city of Liverpool now parked up in Edinburgh in exile.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?  I joined in 2005 when I first went to Cropredy and got great help and tips from many of you.  I've joined again as I emerge from a semi-reclusive state to tread the cowfield again - hopefully I'll stay awhile this time  :)

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?  First heard FC in the early 90s when a friend introduced me to Liege & Lief because she waS SICK OF HEARING THE SAME sTEELEYE ALBUM OVER AND OVER AGAIN.  wENT TO cROPREDY (oops!) in 2005 because I could.

4.   What kind of music do you like? Lots.  I'm not an encyclopaedia by any stretch, I know what I like.  Top artists for me outside of folk are Nina Simone, Kate Bush, They Might be Giants, Joan Armitrading, Dolly Parton, Neil Diamond, Johnny Cash, The Beatles, Caparezza (italian hiphop), XTC, Stranglers, loving The Fleet Foxes and Noah and The Whale at the moment.  

In the folk genre I just LOVE Steeleye - they were my first folk experience, I'm not ashamed to tell you when either... Lying back in a dentist's chair getting a root canal job done and Jimmy Young played Padstow - AMAZING!  Pain and pleasure has never been so extreme [no lewdness required!  ;D ]. Also love Barely Works, Ralph McTell, Bert Jansch, Pentangle, Rock Salt and Nails, SalsaCeltica to name a few.  I'm no good at classifying types of artists these are just a few of my most played albums!

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?  I have the luxury of the Edinburgh Festival on the doorstep.  So we went to Cambridge Folk Fest. and drove back to Edinburgh to Bert Jansch at St Brides.  The Jansch gig was strange, haunting sound in great venue but no connection to the audience at all, good but mysterious would sum it up for me.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?  Extended Best of John Lennon.  If you like John Lennon it is a one stop shop  ;D  If you don't then don't buy it.  Though it is only a fiver  :-\

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Dolly Parton and I will
            sing: Matty Groves. I'd love to see that!

I feel like a lie down now  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Steve on March 31, 2009, 02:50:36 PM
Welcome Pam FC.  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: James SftBH on April 02, 2009, 01:09:02 AM


          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Dolly Parton and I will
            sing: Matty Groves. I'd love to see that!



That's pure genius!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Pam FC on April 02, 2009, 05:12:58 PM
It was that or Nina Simone singing Alison Gross.  BUt I thought I'd go for one that could still happen!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Jim on April 02, 2009, 05:55:10 PM
has Dolly never done "Shady Grove"?


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Kathryn on April 02, 2009, 05:59:49 PM

has Dolly never done "Shady Grove"?

my guess is that there is somewhere a recording of Dolly doing SG


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Agnes on April 03, 2009, 07:45:25 AM
Hi gang, Sir Robert, *bows*


My name is Agnes, and I was born in the tiniest village you have never seen, Leersum. It's in Holland, where I still live, though the UK feels like home too by now :) Since a couple of years I'm located in Utrecht, a fairly old city in the centre of the country.

My joining TAW was instigated by a fellow folkie I met on the Janis Ian forum. She steered me in the direction of Chris While & Julie Matthews for which I must say I'm most grateful :D

That, of course, brings me to FC, Chris While having dared to walk in the footsteps of the legendary Sandy Denny. As far as I'm concerned, she did a great job. Cropredy, unfortunately, is not yet part of my experiences with folk festivals. My friends Kas and Stanley have convinced me I really need to attend this year, but I still haven't been able to convince my boss to let me go for a couple of days in August  :'(

My musical taste is rather ecclectic, ranging from gregorian music to metal, though looking at my collection I must admit the vast majority of the albums are folky. Janis Ian, While & Matthews, Dougie MacLean, Mary Black, Albion Band, etc

The last real gig I attended was in December  :o St. Agnes Fountain and they were absolutely brilliant. Last month I went to a cabaret show by Lenette van Dongen, who has a singing voice that easily matches Mary Black's  :D

The latest addition to my CD collection is David Hughes' album I Can Explain. Haven't received it yet, so I can't say I recommend it, but I do have high expectations!

As for Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Chris While and I will sing 'The Sum Of What I Am'. After that I'll sing Janis Ian's 'Joy'. I hope you'll enjoy the show  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Paul on April 03, 2009, 08:57:06 AM
Welcome Agnes

I know Utrecht a little as we once cycled from Utrecht to Arnhem. Who lied to me that Holland is flat?

I am sure you will be made very welcome on this forum, we already have several members from the Netherlands.

Paul


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Agnes on April 04, 2009, 09:57:14 AM
Thank you, Paul.

Utrecht-Arnhem is a very nice bike ride! You may even have passed Leersum  ;D I really like the forest in that area and though it's not quite flat, the highest hills we have here really are mole hills...  ;)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: martin driver on April 04, 2009, 12:08:26 PM
Welcome Agnes, as Paul has already said, we have several friends from the Netherlands who come each year to Cropredy,  I hope you can convince your employer that you should join them in August this year.
A word of warning however, if you do make the trip over to the festival, be aware that some TAW members enjoy a glass of beer with their music, so look out for them, I know the Dutch people don't usually like to drink so much.  ::)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: hurdygurdyman (Paul) on April 09, 2009, 12:45:49 AM
Just discovered this introduce yourself page.  So sorry for any discourtesy on my part and modesty generally stops me saying too much about myself (!) but in the interests of social niceties and to oil the wheels:

1.   Who are you and where are you from? Paul Saunders aka wynndebagge, minstrel about town and piper of this parish (Much Wenlock)

2.   What made you join Talkawhile? At the behest of one DP, I found myself at Cropredy playing the hurdy gurdy surrounded by other fez wearers.  My excuse is my profession, theirs is their obsession (I was going to say passion but it doesn't rhyme).  I wished to learn more about these individuals who shared a passion for the music.  What interests me about TAW is how broad the membership is, from those who who have just discovered the Fairport family tree to those who seem to have been in there from the beginning -  a very good place to start, as Julie Andrews once said.   A very interesting and friendly bunch it seems.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything? The first gig I went to was the Rising For The Moon Tour at Birmingham Town Hall, and my first Cropredy was the Farewell tour.  I keep meaning to clear out my collection of memorabilia of all things Fairport - programmes, badges, T shirts, beer mats, posters, vinyl/cassette/CD duplicates - but you know how it is.

4.   What kind of music do you like?  I was going to say ABBA to Zappa but I never got into Frank.  So what finds its way into the CD player most - the Fairport family tree, English folk rock and trad, Scottish and Irish trad, Bob Dylan, Plantxy, Bothy Band, Traffic, Led Zeppelin, Blowzabella, Martin Simpson, Dick Gaughan, Ravi Shankar, Bach, Susato, David Munrow, Julian Bream, Nigel Eaton, Focus, Oasis, Nanci Griffith, Jethro Tull, Greenday, RHCP, Hendrix, Chris Wood... you get the idea. I was going to say ABBA to Zappa but I never got into Frank.   If it's got a tune I can hear, words I can join in with and a rhythm I can dance to, that's good enough for me

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like? Technically my own at Oxford Folk
Festival leading The New St George Waits (great fun) but as a listener Fairport's Birmingham Town Hall 2009 gig - always fab. I know I'm not alone here when I say Fairport seem to play soundtrack to my life  - well from my early teens anyway!

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?  Levon Helm, Dirt Farmer and Nigel Eaton, Pandemonium.  Absolutely first class essential weld-it-to-your-CD-player, both of them

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Val Doonican  and I will
            sing:  'Walk On The Wild Side'  


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Tasha on April 09, 2009, 11:17:48 AM
Welcome Hurdy Gurdy man! You live about three miles from me!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Zoe on April 09, 2009, 11:44:31 AM
Saw you on the Pier in Cromer one year if my memory is right, very entertaining ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: gower flower (Shirl) on April 09, 2009, 11:52:09 AM
Welcome, HurdyGurdyMan. Missed you at the OFF, but I might have been stewarding at the time. :D

Don't worry about your geographical proximity to Tasha. She is quite harmless as it goes. ;)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Nick on April 09, 2009, 11:54:11 AM

aka wynndebagge


Ah! That explains things..!

Glad you enjoyed OFF this year. You had a packed house for your show and it all seemed to go really well! You should contact Alan, aka Music Festival Photos of this parish as he has some great pictures of the set.

Cheers

Nick


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: AnnieD on April 09, 2009, 01:20:31 PM

Just discovered this introduce yourself page.  So sorry for any discourtesy on my part and modesty generally stops me saying too much about myself (!) but in the interests of social niceties and to oil the wheels:

 Paul Saunders aka wynndebagge, minstrel about town and piper of this parish (Much Wenlock)



Hello and welcome.  :D
We see you at Towersey every year, and I was sorry to miss your gig at OFF.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: hurdygurdyman (Paul) on April 09, 2009, 02:44:51 PM
What  a nice welcome - I feel like I know you already.  AnnieD, don't despair that you missed us at OFF, I shall once more be at Towersey but with the full band of New St George Waits and doing proper concerts as well as larking about in the sunshine - come and say hello!  I also programme English Heritage's Festival of History at Kelmarsh, which features Lark Rise, LJE, John Kirkpatrick and more of that ilk this year - I'll post more details on the appropriate pages.

BTW, how do you do that thing where you upload your own profile pic?  Not that I'm a self-obsessed narcissist, just curious.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Anji on April 09, 2009, 03:08:14 PM

........Not that I'm a self-obsessed narcissist, just curious.


Most of us are self-obsessed narcissists, and curious with it  ;D ::)

Welcome aBoard  :D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Bob Barrows on April 09, 2009, 03:09:34 PM
BTW, how do you do that thing where you upload your own profile pic?  Not that I'm a self-obsessed narcissist, just curious.
Happy to meet you (virtually, that is)  :)
The answer to your question can be found here:
http://www.talkawhile.co.uk/yabbse/index.php?topic=21156.0


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Sir Robert Peel on April 09, 2009, 06:00:15 PM
Blimey.  A New St George Wait in da house!

A very warm welcome to you.  I saw you at Oxford Folk Festival, dear boy.  (I was the nineteenth century Prime Minister on the front row, blocking the aisle with my zimmer frame.)    

Now then, Talkawhilers.  As you all know, town waits were the fore-runner of my great and glorious modern police force service and it is with great pleasure that I welcome constable Wyndbagge and his hurdy gurdies to our little community.

Do come in, sir.  Take off your boots, your early music instruments, helmet and truncheons.  Oh, I see - you're just pleased to see our fragrant and charming lady members, are you?  A word of warning in that case - keep your hands orf them, for gawd's sake - admire them from a safe distance, if you must.



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Ollie on April 12, 2009, 10:49:28 PM

I also programme English Heritage's Festival of History at Kelmarsh, which features Lark Rise, LJE, John Kirkpatrick and more of that ilk this year - I'll post more details on the appropriate pages.



 :o :o Please do post details, that looks like a fantastic line up! And living history to boot! Ooooh!!

Welcome by the way.  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: CALE on April 26, 2009, 08:26:16 PM
1.   Who are you and where are you from?
Sir Laurence (Call me Larry) Wood. Here: Cale, sometimes Adrian. I'm from The Forest of Dean

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?
Saw Maddy get her Hancock in Wellingborough, went home and surfed.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
Attended 1979 when we all thought it was the end. Returned a couple of times around the turn of the century to indoctrinate my son. I know the toilets have improved and breakfast at the village hall is excellent value.
What do I know about Fairport? How much time do we have? I was there when they had that spat in Allentown Pennsylvania and Simon and Ric went on as a duo, with The Strawbs helping out On Meet On The Ledge.

4.   What kind of music do you like?
Folk in all its forms.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?
Steeleye in wellingborough. Only the fourth best gig in the last year. Behind Seth Lakeman, Bellowhead, and The Saw Doctors

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
Matachin. Might have spelt that wrong. But it's pronounced brilliant. Recommended

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. (name of singer) and I will
            sing:  ' ................................'   (name of song)
Ralph McTell, Maginot Line. Just in my range and I sort of know the words.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Sir Robert Peel on April 26, 2009, 10:36:25 PM
Blimey!  What credentials - I am exceedingly impressed.  You are quite obviously a knight of good breeding, impeccable manners and a superior taste in music.  In fact, you're just like the rest of us Talkawhilers.

Make you way to the Corporation Arms toute suite if not sooner, for a sherry, some nibbles and some dancing girls.  (They are always frisky on a Sunday night, I'm afraid.  Look but don't touch if you want to keep your manhood).  


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: TimH on April 30, 2009, 05:34:22 PM
Well,

1. My name's Tim and I live in Northampton.

2. I have browsed this forum for a while and like the atmosphere and the good musical tastes to be found.

3. I went to Cropredy in 1989, but was always aware of Fairport from my teens and loved the Daves P & M as a rhythm section.

4. I listen to a wide range of music, from Classical to Improvised through Electronics and Metal.

5. Sonic Youth at the Scala on monday. What a band, they have a timeless quality and some of the sounds produced were breathtaking.

6. Music for Double Bass by Giacinto Scelsi. A man who never went out by day. The soloist is Robert Black, who is among a number of Bass Players who are seriously extending what's possible on the instrument. Recommended to those who might be interested in that (!).

7. Ooh, it'd have to be J. Mascis singing 'Freakscene'.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Greg on May 06, 2009, 01:48:16 PM
Hmm.  I've been around here on a casual basis for a while now.  Best introduce meself properly...

1.  My name's Greg and I mainly live in Faversham down Kent way.  Though for about a month longer I'm at university in Birmingham...

2.  As I say, I've dropped in and out for a while now but everyone seems very friendly and, in my circles, it's rare to find people to chat about folk with!

3.  Despite being a mere 22, I have formed a rather deep Fairport obsession over the last 5 years or so, starting to get to worrying levels!  First Cropredy in 2006 so I'm a newcomer really.

4.  Music?  All sorts really.  I've a deep love of folk (obviously) and many of the late 60s era folk acts, along with some modern guys.  Away from that, I love stuff like Paul Weller, REM, The Band and the like.  Beginning to get into klezmer music in rather a big way too.

5. Last gig I went to was Noah and the Whale at the Birmingham Town Hall.  I loved it!  Hugely pretentious but in a good way (I'm a student I hasten to point out...!).  Off to see Beirut in Kentish Town on Friday.

6. Last CD I bought was Picaresque by the Decemberists.  Only recently been introduced to them but I feel another addiction developing.  I would highly recommend it, though I feel most will already know about it.

7. 'Tonight Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Rick Danko and I will sing It Makes No Difference'

Cheers all!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Axel Ostermann on May 31, 2009, 07:09:38 PM
1.   Who are you and where are you from?
A very good evening to you, Sir Robert!  I'm Axel and I live in Britain's oldest town: Colchester.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?
The voices - they made me do it!

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
I believe they are a popular beat combo.  Known to frequent an ancient battlefield on an occasional basis for the purpose of minstrelsy and mild rabble-rousing.

4.   What kind of music do you like?
Good music - I'm not very comfortable with genres though - name any one genre and I dislike most of what it includes.  There's a bit of something I enjoy in most music though, as long as it's played well and with enjoyment.  I don't like cover bands (what's the point?) or people who sing miserable stuff (I want to be entertained).  I like: Stravinsky, Psychic TV, Anubian Lights, Barbarins Fourchus, Robert Calvert, Daevid Allen, Can, Comus, Zappa etc. etc.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?
That would've been a group called The Day Of The Sirens, they played The Oliver Twist last week.  It was noisy and full of young scamps.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
Stars And Stripes by Robert Calvert.  I would thoroughly recommend this to everyone.  Robert Calvert was a true one-off, and this remastered double CD is a great example of the Captain at work.

7.   “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer, Robert Calvert and I will
            sing:  ' Lord Of The Hornets'  (don't think I'd be able to do it justice, though)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on May 31, 2009, 07:26:26 PM
Welcome Axel

I can see you are making yourself comfortable and beginning to have a natter.. Good good ;D

I reckon you'll find some fellow Zappa-liking bods here..

Excellent

Jude ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Steve with the black dog on May 31, 2009, 09:24:19 PM
Welcome Axel,

Nice Moggy - although you can't recognise it as such from the photo.

Steve



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Paul on May 31, 2009, 10:22:50 PM
Hey, it makes my car look modern  :)

Paul


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Axel Ostermann on June 03, 2009, 10:34:53 PM
OK then: here's a picture of me between two of my babies.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b147/HeidiLandRover/Beltring2.jpg)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: frogcrutches on June 03, 2009, 10:45:00 PM

OK then: here's a picture of me between two of my babies.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b147/HeidiLandRover/Beltring2.jpg)

Very nice, but I bet it brought a few tears to the eyes giving birth to them. ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Axel Ostermann on June 04, 2009, 08:20:32 AM

Very nice, but I bet it brought a few tears to the eyes giving birth to them. ;D


Yeah: I sometimes wonder if they weren't swapped in the nursery  ;)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Steve on June 04, 2009, 10:52:24 AM

OK then: here's a picture of me between two of my babies.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b147/HeidiLandRover/Beltring2.jpg)


How come they both have the same registration number?


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Anna on June 04, 2009, 10:57:22 AM


OK then: here's a picture of me between two of my babies.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b147/HeidiLandRover/Beltring2.jpg)


How come they both have the same registration number?


I've been led to believe that some countries in Europe (notably Switzerland - OK, I know it's not in "Europe", but it's in Europe... ???) issue a registration number to each person, so however many vehicles you have, they all have the same reg... ?  Dunno if that's the case with these, but it's an offering... ;)  They also, apparently, make public the list of which reg belongs to who, so if you cut someone up...  Very polite, law-abiding drivers apparently.

Of course, that may all be a Clarkson myth...


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Axel Ostermann on June 04, 2009, 01:31:02 PM
How come they both have the same registration number?


Well spotted Steve.  That's not their real numberplates, they were put on for that particular show.  It's a long story and I won't bore you with it here...


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Steve on June 04, 2009, 01:54:07 PM

How come they both have the same registration number?


Well spotted Steve.  That's not their real numberplates, they were put on for that particular show.  It's a long story and I won't bore you with it here...


Fair enough. Forget I mentioned it.   O0


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Axel Ostermann on June 04, 2009, 06:41:40 PM
Fair enough. Forget I mentioned it.   O0


Find me at a festival and I'll tell you over a couple of beers  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Steve on June 04, 2009, 07:04:43 PM

Fair enough. Forget I mentioned it.   O0


Find me at a festival and I'll tell you over a couple of beers  :)


Trowbridge, Stokes Bay or Cropredy? ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Axel Ostermann on June 05, 2009, 07:04:46 PM

I reckon you'll find some fellow Zappa-liking bods here..


True, true.

Not so many Calvert fans around though.  This is something I'm on a mission to change.  Robert Calvert needs to be discovered by more people.  I'm a complete Calvert nut (so I'm told), but I blame the bloody radar crew: using my spanners for stirring their tea...


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: davidmjs on June 05, 2009, 08:58:21 PM


I reckon you'll find some fellow Zappa-liking bods here..


True, true.

Not so many Calvert fans around though.  


There's definitely a few on here.... he often gets a mention in passing.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: medusa on June 05, 2009, 11:07:28 PM
Sir Robert, buongiorno! Please allow me introduce myself (oh, no, I’m not a man of wealth and taste…)

1. Who are you and where are you from?
Enzo Boeri, from Genoa (Italy) but now I live near Milan

2. What made you join Talkawhile?
Just stepped by chance while browsing the net looking for Fotheringhay 2

3. What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
The firsf Fairport LP I bought was Babbacombe Lee, (probably in 1978). Never been to Cropredy yet, but I have some CD, VCR and tapes.

4. What kind of music do you like?
Folk of course, then blues, classical (with a particular devotion for Erik Satie)

5. What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended? What was it like?
The incredible cello player Giovanni Sollima, in Trieste for Satie’s birthday celebrations, last month (here a clip of one encore in the concert: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTW1fvYOfIw

6. What was the last CD that you bought? Would you recommend it?
Rosa de Papel, by Marisa Sannia. Everyone should have a copy. A wonderful voice from Sardinia (alas, Marisa  died last year) singing Garcia Lorca’s lyrics (she wrote the music for all the songs but one, written by Leonard Cohen: Take this waltz)

7. Complete the following sentence:
“Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Robin Williamson and I will
sing  ' Maya.'

That is almost all; oh no, please let me tell how deeply I love being in a forum where Judy Dyble  is. I first heard her voice in Chelsea Morning in the electric muse record more than thirty years ago (again 1978, the year I switched from Genesis – Floyd to Fairport – Pentangle)



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on June 05, 2009, 11:15:03 PM
Well, Enzo... what can I say, but welcome  :D

Delighted that you found your way here and I thoroughly agree with your liking for Erik Satie ;D


Jude :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: medusa on June 05, 2009, 11:18:09 PM
Thanks a lot, Jude!

enzo


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Nuthouse on June 06, 2009, 06:51:31 AM

....I blame the bloody radar crew: using my spanners for stirring their tea...


What's that black stuff around your eyes Axel, is that mascara ?

Consider this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd0CbIwRd1Q) before answering  ;)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Axel Ostermann on June 07, 2009, 06:11:19 PM
What's that black stuff around your eyes Axel, is that mascara ?

Consider this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd0CbIwRd1Q) before answering  ;)


All right, I can see it's no good lying to you, sir. I confess: it is mascara... but... only a little bit.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Kevin the Jester on June 09, 2009, 10:20:42 PM
Hello! here's my go at the "new members" quiz.... hopefully this will introduce myself to you all!

1.   Who are you and where are you from?

 My name is Kevin Burke (NOT the Irish Fiddler!) and I live just outside Wellingborough in Northants

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

 Lots of people have told me about it, and I've been meaning to join for quite a while... now I've finally got around to it

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

 I've been a fan of Fairport since the early 70's, and wouldn't miss Cropredy for the world!

4.   What kind of music do you like?

 Almost anything, but at heart I'm an old folkie

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

 Cave's 5th anniversary gig at the Northampton Labour club last friday night. Took me back to my student days as it was hot, packed, the floor was awash with beer, and the set was fantastic! Before that, the ceilidh at the moulton festival, dancing to the wonderful Asha.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
 
 Last CD to get into my hands was Little Johnny England's 10 years later... it's been playing continuously in my car ever since and I love it!

7.   Complete the following sentence:
         
  “Sorry, Sir Robert, but there are far too many brilliant singers and songs to possibly decide on just one!"

All my very best wishes to everyone!



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Anji on June 09, 2009, 11:13:40 PM

What's that black stuff around your eyes Axel, is that mascara ?
Consider this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd0CbIwRd1Q) before answering  ;)

All right, I can see it's no good lying to you, sir. I confess: it is mascara... but... only a little bit.


Nice  :D

Welcome aBoard


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Axel Ostermann on June 10, 2009, 08:07:12 AM

Nice  :D

Welcome aBoard


He he.  Well, I could go on all day quoting from Robert's work, but it'd only send everybody nuts  :-\
Rumours of me wandering around festivals dressed as a Starfighter pilot are entirely true, I'm afraid  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Anji on June 10, 2009, 08:08:37 AM


Nice  :D
Welcome aBoard

He he.  Well, I could go on all day quoting from Robert's work, but it'd only send everybody nuts  :-\
Rumours of me wandering around festivals dressed as a Starfighter pilot are entirely true, I'm afraid  :)


I'm afraid we couldn't possibly  ::) accept that as true until photographic evidence has been provided  ;D ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Axel Ostermann on June 10, 2009, 08:22:39 AM
Click here...

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=176290&l=39cf4cea9a&id=1378126218

this one was taken after a concert - I'm wandering around the car park trying to figure-out where I parked the Starfighter.  You'd think it would be easy to spot really, wouldn't you?  ;)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Ian W. on June 21, 2009, 11:11:48 PM
Hi everyone, new forum member, but reader for a couple of years.
Thanks to Jude for pointing me to this introduction page.


1.   Who are you and where are you from?
I'm Ian, I'm 48 (eek, how did that happen ?), and I live in Kirkstall, near Leeds.

2.  What made you join Talkawhile?
I've lurked as a reader of the forums and it looks like a good place to be.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
I've been a Fairport fan since the 70's, first saw them live in 1979, and have been to most Cropredys since 1994.

4.  What kind of music do you like?
Most things, really. I've seen Steve Harley live over 70 times, Fairport around 40 times, Tull about the same and love my live gigs.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?
'Trippin' The 60's' with Barry McGuire and John York.
Amazing to see a legend perform the classic songs of the 60's, especially 'Eve Of Destruction'.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
'Roadsinger' by Yusuf. It's a good album, more like 'Teaser and The Firecat' than his recent material.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer, Steve Harley  and I will sing:  ' Dino ( Star For A Week)

Unless I'm really intoxicated, and it could be 'Wuthering Heights' by Kate Bush. Luckily, this is a very rare happening, 2004 was the last time.  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Anji on June 21, 2009, 11:20:03 PM

7.   Complete the following sentence:
 Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer, Steve Harley  and I will sing:  ' Dino ( Star For A Week)
Unless I'm really intoxicated, and it could be 'Wuthering Heights' by Kate Bush. Luckily, this is a very rare happening, 2004 was the last time.  ;D


Welcome aBoard!   :D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: ThomA on June 22, 2009, 08:43:28 PM
Hello!  

1.   Who are you and where are you from?
I'm Thom, I'm 29 and originally from Windsor but living in London.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?
I'll be honest - I'm really looking for some tickets to the Barbican gig.  I only found out about it on Saturday and obviously by then it was far, far too late to buy tickets properly.  But I'll only ask once, promise.  And I shoudl stick around really.  You all seem very nice.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
Heee.  I could probably draw Pete Frame's Fairport family tree from memory - I've got all the albums up to Tippler's Tales, and the Free Reed box set, plus the RT box, and a lot of albums by RT, Plainsong, Trader Horne... you get the idea.  

Been to Cropredy three times (05, 06, 07) with my girlfriend's family (her uncle is a veteran since '86) but events have meant we couldn't go last year (same weekend as my Dad's birthday), this year (my girfriend's sister is getting married) or next year (have a wedding to go to in Hungary!).

4.   What kind of music do you like?
Most things.  I'm a sucker for Motown and Steely Dan mostly.

I'm also bass player/ occasional guitarist/ keyboard player in a band called The Gresham Flyers.  We've been described as 'very 1979' by a nice lady, and we've put some stuff out (album, couple of singles, Christmas songs), and I think we're quite good.  Google us if you like.  

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?
I saw Blur last night in Southend.  I have tender ankles and bruises all over from excessive jumping around.  It was brilliant.  I'm going to do it all again on Wednesday night in Wolverhampton.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
I got an order of cheap CDs from Amazon delivered today.
V/A: G-Spots - The Spacey Folk Electro-Horror Sounds Of the Studio G Library
Comus: The Complete Collection
Joni Mitchell: Miles Of Aisles
Viv Stanshall: Sir Henry At Rawlinson End
The Beastie Boys: The In Sound From Way Out
The Beatles: Anthology 2

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer David Crosby and I will
            sing:  'See Emily Play'


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on June 23, 2009, 01:57:39 PM

Hi everyone, new forum member, but reader for a couple of years.
Thanks to Jude for pointing me to this introduction page.


1.   Who are you and where are you from?
I'm Ian, I'm 48 (eek, how did that happen ?), and I live in Kirkstall, near Leeds.

2.  What made you join Talkawhile?
I've lurked as a reader of the forums and it looks like a good place to be.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
I've been a Fairport fan since the 70's, first saw them live in 1979, and have been to most Cropredys since 1994.

4.  What kind of music do you like?
Most things, really. I've seen Steve Harley live over 70 times, Fairport around 40 times, Tull about the same and love my live gigs.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?
'Trippin' The 60's' with Barry McGuire and John York.
Amazing to see a legend perform the classic songs of the 60's, especially 'Eve Of Destruction'.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
'Roadsinger' by Yusuf. It's a good album, more like 'Teaser and The Firecat' than his recent material.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer, Steve Harley  and I will sing:  ' Dino ( Star For A Week)

Unless I'm really intoxicated, and it could be 'Wuthering Heights' by Kate Bush. Luckily, this is a very rare happening, 2004 was the last time.  ;D


Hi and welcome. Nice to see another Yorkie on here, even though this one has been exiled in France for the last 5 years.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: MikeB (Mike) on June 23, 2009, 02:27:40 PM
I'm a Yorkie too, although exiled in Scotland!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Axel Ostermann on June 23, 2009, 03:51:45 PM

I'm a Yorkie too


(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b147/HeidiLandRover/yorkiebarPA410x141.jpg)

 ??? ??? ???


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on June 23, 2009, 05:26:11 PM
Axel, I think you should be barred...


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Axel Ostermann on June 23, 2009, 08:26:29 PM
Careful...
we don't want this thread to become choc full of puns  :P


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: RogerJ on June 28, 2009, 02:23:38 PM
1.   Who are you and where are you from?

I'm Roger from Worthing in sunny (although not at the moment ;) ) West Sussex. Apart from music my main interests are Non-League Football (I'm currently chairman of the Worthing Football Club Supporters Association) and beer (I'm membership secretary for the local CAMRA branch)

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

It seemed like a good idea at the time

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

I'm old enough to remember them gigging at the Cooksferry Inn on the North Circular. I went to some of the earlier festivals but I've not been back for something like 10 years. I hope to put that right this year. Last time I saw FC was in their acoustic formation in Lewes more than a year back

4.   What kind of music do you like?

Most really. Although I am not too keen on anything that carries an Easy Listening tag. Favourites include Neil Young, Tom Waits, Clash, Dick Gaughan and just too many more to mention

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

Last Friday I saw Oysteband at Crawley with support from Robb Johnson and Mawkin Causley. All 3 on top form - a thoroughly enjoyable evening

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

Diana Jones - Better Times Will Come which I bought after hearing her blow me away last weekend at The Big Session. 'king marvellous

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. (name of singer) and I will
            sing:  ' ................................'   (name of song)

Tonight Sir Robert,I'm going to be Joe Strummer and I will sing Stay Free


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Polly Oxford (Andie) on July 01, 2009, 01:41:25 PM

Last Friday I saw Oysteband at Crawley with support from Robb Johnson and Mawkin Causley. All 3 on top form - a thoroughly enjoyable evening


-indeed an excellent evening, -and the beer was pretty good too!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: AnnieD on July 01, 2009, 03:31:01 PM
I didn't know you were going to be there Polly, missed another opportunity to meet a new TAW.   ::)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Polly Oxford (Andie) on July 01, 2009, 04:30:10 PM
You were a bit far from home Annie, I wasn't looking out for other TAWs.
I always say hello to Gill, but it occurs to me that maybe she doesn't have a clue why...  :-[


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: AnnieD on July 01, 2009, 08:14:17 PM

I always say hello to Gill, but it occurs to me that maybe she doesn't have a clue why...  :-[


 ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: JeremyRS on July 01, 2009, 09:06:36 PM
1.   Who are you and where are you from?

I'm Jeremy and I'm from Cornwall but I live in Leicester.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

Having lurked for quite a while it seemed like the decent thing to do.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

Quite a bit, though undoubtedly nowhere near as much as many people here.  I like most of the early Fairport stuff but only selected bits of the later.  Been to about a dozen Cropredys, was a regular through the Nineties but stopped going because I got less impressed with the bill each year.  Last there for the 40th, won't be there this year.

4.   What kind of music do you like?

An impossible question but a lot of folk, alt.country, singer-songwriter-type stuff with the odd interlude for something ridiculously loud.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

Lucy Wainwright Roche @ The Musician in Leicester.  A complete revalation and one of the few children of famous musical parents who shows every sign of being as good as those parents.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

Both Lucy Wainwright Roche albums.  Unreservedly, which is unusual for me.

7.   Complete the following sentence:

Another impossible question so I shall give a particularly impossible answer:

          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Mary Chapin Carpenter and I will
            sing:  'Jubilee.'  If I get an encore I'll transform into Dar Willams and have a go at 'Iowa.'

Warning; tomorrow night the answer to this question will be completely different.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Axel Ostermann on July 02, 2009, 08:36:43 AM
Warning; tomorrow night the answer to this question will be completely different.


Quite right too - variety is the spice etc.  :)

The tune currently going round my head is Wild Winter by Anubian Lights, but that's coz I just watched the video.  Yesterday it was Long Lankin, and tomorrow...


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: LizzieW on July 02, 2009, 11:09:21 AM
1.   Hello!! I'm Lizzie, I'm 26 and I'm from Plymouth (ooh, I feel like I'm on a gameshow!)

2.   I'm a member of the Spiers and Boden forum, which shares a few members with Talkawhile.  They kept mentioning it so I thought I'd come on over and see what all the fuss is about!

3.   My Dad's been a massive Fairport fan from the beginning (Ashley Hutchings is his idol) so I grew up listening to them.  When I was 10 we went on holiday to Oxfordshire and my Dad insisted on a trip to Cropredy.  He took photos of my brother and I in various locations in the village that he recognised from Fairport albums and articles about the band!  ::)  I've sadly never been to the festival. I've always wanted to but stuff has always got in the way.  Maybe next year!

4.   Folk, rock, metal, classical, baroque, renaissance. A little mainstream poppy stuff but I don't really listen to it much.

5.   Download Festival, headlined by Faith No More, Slipknot and Def Leppard.  It was absolutely awesome! A few days of metal and madness

6.   The Mother of All Morris, and yes, yes I would!

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Eliza Carthy and I will
            sing:  'Oranges and Seasalt' (not necessarily her best song but it's fun!)  


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: GubGub (Al) on July 02, 2009, 11:36:28 AM


I'm Roger from Worthing


Ah, another one! We must band together for warmth and safety!  ;D


(I'm membership secretary for the local CAMRA branch)



You'll find my name on that list somewhere!



Tonight Sir Robert,I'm going to be Joe Strummer and I will sing Stay Free


Pedant's corner but didn't Mick Jones sing that one?


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: judb on July 06, 2009, 07:19:45 PM
Hi Everyone,
I will do as i am told and wear the dressingown and slippers-probably a good idea or else you may all feel a little ill!!
In answer to your questions:
a) My name is Judith (aka supernanny to she who will remain nameless) and I live in west Wales- although a true blooded yorkshire woman by birth and inclination-you know-opinionated and stubborn!!
b) I am here because Sam told me to join and that you would be nice to me!
c)I am festival Virgin!!
d)I have been a clost folkie for years-most of it is still on cassette-although have done a fair bit of Amazon shopping recently AND bought a walkmanMP4 player too!! I like anything apart from the stuff that makes my head fizz!!
e)f)...
g)you really don't want to hear me sing!! Although years ago I did play the fiddle and recorder. :-\

Next year I have plans to go on a festival binge-making up for lost time!!!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Sam on July 06, 2009, 07:36:15 PM

Hi Everyone,
I will do as i am told and wear the dressingown and slippers-probably a good idea or else you may all feel a little ill!!
In answer to your questions:
a) My name is Judith (aka supernanny to she who will remain nameless) and I live in west Wales- although a true blooded yorkshire woman by birth and inclination-you know-opinionated and stubborn!!
b) I am here because Sam told me to join and that you would be nice to me!
c)I am festival Virgin!!
d)I have been a clost folkie for years-most of it is still on cassette-although have done a fair bit of Amazon shopping recently AND bought a walkmanMP4 player too!! I like anything apart from the stuff that makes my head fizz!!
e)f)...
g)you really don't want to hear me sing!! Although years ago I did play the fiddle and recorder. :-\

Next year I have plans to go on a festival binge-making up for lost time!!!


oh s**t.. hold on to your cervixes girls....

welcome supernanny x ( i have left you a beer on the naughty step if you can make this baby come out  ::) )






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Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on July 06, 2009, 07:37:38 PM
Welcome again Supernanny Judith, I didn't realise who you were before...but now I do ;D ;D

Jude :D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Red Shoes (Caz+Mark) on July 06, 2009, 07:56:32 PM
Hello supernanny, big welcome :-*

C x


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: gower flower (Shirl) on July 06, 2009, 10:31:44 PM
Hello JudB. Sam is getting very impatient now - can't you set some fireworks off, or something?  ::)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Sam on July 06, 2009, 10:36:20 PM
even her scary pothole offroading didn't work. we need a jcb !

( anyway you are way more impatient than i am lol )


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: abby (tank girl) on July 07, 2009, 07:21:44 AM

Hi Everyone,
I will do as i am told and wear the dressingown and slippers-probably a good idea or else you may all feel a little ill!!
In answer to your questions:
a) My name is Judith (aka supernanny to she who will remain nameless) and I live in west Wales- although a true blooded yorkshire woman by birth and inclination-you know-opinionated and stubborn!!
b) I am here because Sam told me to join and that you would be nice to me!
c)I am festival Virgin!!
d)I have been a clost folkie for years-most of it is still on cassette-although have done a fair bit of Amazon shopping recently AND bought a walkmanMP4 player too!! I like anything apart from the stuff that makes my head fizz!!
e)f)...
g)you really don't want to hear me sing!! Although years ago I did play the fiddle and recorder. :-\

Next year I have plans to go on a festival binge-making up for lost time!!!

welcome aboard judb, gfrom the boathippies xx


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: AnnieD on July 07, 2009, 07:54:39 PM
welcome judb, so glad Sam has got you to look after her   :-*


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: judb on July 08, 2009, 08:43:18 PM
I'm trying to........!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Sam on July 08, 2009, 11:10:50 PM
you do a good job ty x


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on July 30, 2009, 12:31:59 PM

Hi Everyone,

a) My name is Judith (aka supernanny to she who will remain nameless) and I live in west Wales- although a true blooded yorkshire woman by birth and inclination-you know-opinionated and stubborn!!




Yeehaarr, yet another Yorkie. Welcome...


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: thorpey on August 01, 2009, 12:12:34 PM
1.   Who are you and where are you from?..   I am Philip and live in Keynsham(easy to spell-if you are old enough!) and also Brixham

2.   Found Talkawhile through the Fairport website and loved reading it.

3.   Known of Fairport for many years and always wanted to go to Cropredy and finally had an amazing time in 2006 and  its now the highlight of my calendar
4.   My taste in music is broad- but love prog and Canterbury scene, as well as folk and early classical.
 5.   the last gig was a concert in San trovaso in Venice of organ music by Vivaldi. nice place but the music was a bit soporific!. Saw the Bonzos before that-quite a contrast! And Cropredy of course ;) Also amazed by Neil Young on telly at Glastonbury-a genius

6.   the latest CD was by bellowhead- who are amazing.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Neil Young and I will
            sing:  ' ...old man.............................'  
Thorpey



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: MikeB (Mike) on August 01, 2009, 01:06:55 PM

I am Philip and live in Keynsham



Saw the Bonzos before that-quite a contrast!


There are no coincidences, but sometimes the pattern is more obvious...


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: gower flower (Shirl) on August 01, 2009, 01:24:01 PM
A warm welcome to the Keynsham (that's K E Y N S H A M) One.  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: thorpey on August 01, 2009, 02:06:28 PM
thanks for the hello!
You can tell ones vintage by knowledge of Horace Batchelor and his infra draw method! lol.
looking forward to seeing those fezes and tiari-if thats the plural form..


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Pastieboy (Trev) on August 01, 2009, 02:52:07 PM


I am Philip and live in Keynsham



Saw the Bonzos before that-quite a contrast!


There are no coincidences, but sometimes the pattern is more obvious...

 Oh NO---- Not the leg  8)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: shears on August 01, 2009, 11:34:16 PM
Ha, I think I've got it!  You are so patient! Thanks a million. :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on August 01, 2009, 11:39:26 PM
Great! Now, go back to the first page and then answer Sir Bob's questions and tell us who you are..

Or you can just tell us who you are... ;D

Jude ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: MikeB (Mike) on August 02, 2009, 03:38:15 AM



I am Philip and live in Keynsham



Saw the Bonzos before that-quite a contrast!


There are no coincidences, but sometimes the pattern is more obvious...

 Oh NO---- Not the leg  8)


Man's not properly dressed without a shirt, is he, guvnor?


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on August 02, 2009, 08:05:50 AM




I am Philip and live in Keynsham



Saw the Bonzos before that-quite a contrast!


There are no coincidences, but sometimes the pattern is more obvious...

 Oh NO---- Not the leg  8)


Man's not properly dressed without a shirt, is he, guvnor?


This is all a bit obscure ???

Welcome Phillip, (the spelling of Keynsham is etched in my brain too  ;D)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: thorpey on August 02, 2009, 08:34:17 AM





I am Philip and live in Keynsham



Saw the Bonzos before that-quite a contrast!


There are no coincidences, but sometimes the pattern is more obvious...

 Oh NO---- Not the leg  8)


Man's not properly dressed without a shirt, is he, guvnor?


This is all a bit obscure ???

Welcome Phillip, (the spelling of Keynsham is etched in my brain too  ;D)

The song 'Keynsham' by the Bonzos should help you follow this. I am deeply awed by their depth of knowledge  ;D
and thanks for the  welcome to all :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: MikeB (Mike) on August 02, 2009, 01:44:03 PM
My initial quote was from the song 'Keynsham' itself, Trev's reply was from 'Noises for the leg' and my last post was from 'Shirt'.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on August 02, 2009, 06:00:56 PM

My initial quote was from the song 'Keynsham' itself, Trev's reply was from 'Noises for the leg' and my last post was from 'Shirt'.


I'll have to dig out my Bonzo albums again.. I'd forgotten all that.. :-[


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Es on August 03, 2009, 12:06:18 PM
Hi all
Time to introduce myself
My name is Es and I live in Wellingborough, although I come from Banbury and lived in Farnborough just up the road from Cropredy for quite a while
Why did I join Talkawhile, good question. I recently joined another list and there was mention of TAW, I did some searching and here I am. And being a toxophilist its always good to add another string to the proverbial bow
As far as Cropredy and Fairport are concerned. I have fallen out of both the Brasenose and Red Lion many times in my youth and been a fan of FC since the very early 70's. Although through family and work commitments have not been to the festival for quite a few years now (shame on me!)
What kind of music do I like? well basically everything that is not played on Radio O*e. I am an ex-muso having played clarinet and flute in orchestras, clarinet and sax in jazz and irish show bands before getting into folk music playing squeezy things and, if I can stay off the smokes long enough, blowy things. Although its been a long time since I played
Last gig was FC on winter tour
Last CD Mother of all Morris
And tonight Sir Robert I will not be singing at all as we want decent weather for Cropredy

As a PS I am going to Cropredy this year after many many years and really looking forward to it. I have also agreed, via the other list, to have a go at playing for the Scratch Morris, Oh well in at the deep end again!

Thats it for me at the moment although I think I will be back




Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Anna on August 03, 2009, 01:21:50 PM
Welcome, Welcome, Es!  And Welcome again.

You can never have too big a band for the Morris. :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: MikeB (Mike) on August 03, 2009, 02:00:16 PM

I have also agreed, via the other list, to have a go at playing for the Scratch Morris


Marvellous! I will see you there as I'm allegedly playing guitar/bazouki.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: MickO on August 03, 2009, 03:50:39 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome. In answer to your questions.....

1. My name is Mick and I live in Windsor (near the Queen)
2. I have read postings on the Talkawhile site for a few years, thought it was time to join.
3. I have had a special relationship with Fairport since Unhalfbricking / What We Did On Our Holidays and have followed the band as a band and as individuals since. I have always tried to see them a couple of times a year and get to Cropredy whenever possible.
4. I obviously like folk music! but also Rock, Metal and some Jazz.
5. Last gig was Leonard Cohen (a legend) before that Iron Maiden (more legends)
6. Last CD was Black Cloud & Silver Linings by Dream Theater
7. Tonight Sir Robert I am Going to be Show of Hands and sing my all time favourite "Cousin Jack".

Now you know all about me......(maybe not all!)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: shears on August 03, 2009, 04:38:51 PM
Hi I'm Sheena and live just outside Banbury with my lovely husband. I had thought about getting in touch before but finally at a concert last Wednesday at The Mill, 'Something nasty in the woodshed' mentioned it, so here I am.
I've known of FC forever and had the privilege of playing in a band the very first time Fairport played in a field in Cropredy, in fact we were the first band on that Saturday afternoon 30 years ago, we were called ' Bag o'nails' and really just got together to play that once.  Then later the boys put together Captain Coco's and I did the calling in that (including Broughton Castle) imagine trying to organise a dance infront of the stage today! Happy memories! I wonder how many of your members were at that first in a field one?
If I go back to the questions I think I might lose this again so I'm sending it now...I was listening to Four Men and a Dog and Saltfish Forty today and I love Chris While most of all.
Love Talkawhile and the care you've given me so I could sort this, ta.
I wonder if you got the photo?
Cheers
Shears


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Shelley on August 03, 2009, 04:47:36 PM
Welcome to all the newbies.  I hope you have a good time here!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: bob h on August 03, 2009, 09:14:17 PM
well here we go

who am i
bob 53 from brackley northants about 7 miles from cropredy (i still camp there)

what made me join
 the folk talk about cropredy
 
what do i know about fairport
i know thay have had a strong connection with cropedy  for meny years with some even liveing there

what music do i like
this is a easy one theres none i dont like

last gig i went to
a local group called chuckle truck thay were brill will go to see tham again

last cd  bought
was from an open mic session from a guy called name in brackets if you ever hear about him go to see him he is well worth it

and tonight sir robert i am going to be my favourite singer
mark radcliffe yes him from radio 2 best known from the family mahones
and the song is
lanbadreg.

l i went to my frist fairport/cropredy in about 1976 it was just an evening event then





Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: giottoscircle (Robert) on August 03, 2009, 09:37:03 PM


I've known of FC forever and had the privilege of playing in a band the very first time Fairport played in a field in Cropredy, in fact we were the first band on that Saturday afternoon 30 years ago, we were called ' Bag o'nails' and really just got together to play that once.  Then later the boys put together Captain Coco's and I did the calling in that (including Broughton Castle) imagine trying to organise a dance infront of the stage today! Happy memories! I wonder how many of your members were at that first in a field one?






Like many here I guess-I was there! Child prodigy's all.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Polly Oxford (Andie) on August 06, 2009, 12:29:06 PM

 imagine trying to organise a dance infront of the stage today!


I seem to remember Mr Digance getting quite a response...  ;)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Buddy Freebury on August 19, 2009, 05:21:58 PM
Hi great to find this site, my name is Buddy I am a musician and play with a duo called Sandwitch formed in Germany in 1988 and is now been in existence in the present line up of myself Buddy Freebury and Andrea Hallier (now also Freebury) since 1997
We moved to Parcllyn Cardigan in West Wales from Germany in March 2006.

We are thinking of moving again this time to England as we do feel a bit cut off here in this part of the world.

Cheers Buddy .... alias the Witchmaster  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Andrea Freebury on August 19, 2009, 05:34:39 PM
Hi from me as well. I am Andrea, the other half of "Sandwitch". My pic obviously takes a bit longer to upload but will follow eventually.
It´s great to be on this forum - can´t wait to natter to loads of Folk loving peeps.  ;D

Cheers to you !


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Zoe on August 19, 2009, 05:35:37 PM
Hi to Witches from Wales :o


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Buddy Freebury on August 19, 2009, 05:58:16 PM
Hi Zoe and thanks for the welcome.

Witches from Wales indeed  ::)

So let me tell everyone a little about the name Sandwitch (for those who were not at Cropredy in 2001 or didn't read the programme.

In Germany, Back in 1988 I formed the duo with a previous musical partner and during a a trip to south Germany we were travelling with a lady in a car and we got talking about England (me being English) She told us that on her first visit to England she saw signs outside shops advertising Sandwiches which she interpreted in German as being Sandhexen Hexen being the German for Witches well at the time we found this amusing but as we had no name for the duo at the time we found this very suitable and has been in existence ever since.

Andrea Joined in 1997 and we have been together ever since (now married since 2005)

Sometimes the name has been a curse  ;D as we have often been asked if we really are witches (well there are a lot about) and we do have a tendency to look for traditional songs about witches and have even written several ourselves.
Well are we Witches ?..... now that would be telling  :-X

Buddy


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Sandra on August 19, 2009, 08:02:21 PM
But we do actually have a witch from Wales on the board ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Buddy Freebury on August 19, 2009, 08:21:08 PM

But we do actually have a witch from Wales on the board ;D

That doesn't surprise me .... I wonder why?? ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Andrea Freebury on August 19, 2009, 09:35:27 PM
It´s not me ....although my nose is huge compared to Britney´s , and I am usually a Redhead ,too....
Don´t tell anybody, will ya ?  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Steve with the black dog on August 19, 2009, 10:26:30 PM



what music do i like
this is a easy one theres none i dont like




Well Bob, you are invited to come to see my band sometime - you may revise your view.  Oh - welcome!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Sam on August 19, 2009, 11:10:27 PM
ooh bloody hell hi buddy and andrea.. i met you at abercych at one of carreg las's do's...and at scary lynns house too...we did the wassailing ceremony in the orchard and played with f**t putty :D

i expect you have banished it from your memory lol


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Andrea Freebury on August 19, 2009, 11:15:39 PM
 ;D ;D ;D

No, we actually rejoined "Carreglas" after Lynne had left. :P How the devil are you  ???

Nice to meet you on this forum !  :D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Buddy Freebury on August 19, 2009, 11:21:11 PM
Hi Sam well first day here and we are meeting people we know   ;D How are you nice to see you.

Just to clarify for people wondering what Carreglas is well its the name of the Welsh Border Morris team that Andrea and I dance with .... yep as well as being musicians we hit each other with big sticks too.

Cheers Buddy



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: PLW (Peter) on August 19, 2009, 11:25:16 PM
welcome aboard you two


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Andrea Freebury on August 19, 2009, 11:27:42 PM
Thank you, PLW  - if you´re talking to Buddy and me !  ;)
Seems to be a very nice forum indeed - wish we had found it earlier ..   :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: PLW (Peter) on August 19, 2009, 11:29:13 PM
I'm talking to Buddy and you for sure. And anyone else who'll listen. :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Buddy Freebury on August 19, 2009, 11:30:06 PM
Hi PLW and thanks its good to be here  :D



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Selam on August 19, 2009, 11:49:41 PM
Somewhere else I need to introduce myself? Gosh this is confusing!!

1.   Who are you and where are you from? I am Selam and I live in Woking. I also consider Leeds and Winchester to be home.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile? What or who? ;) All the lovely TAWers that I met at Cropredy.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything? Seen FC a few times and grown up listening to them. This was my first Cropredy but I'll be back next year!

4.   What kind of music do you like? All kinds! Classical, folk, folk rock, cheesy pop (it has to be cheesy!), electro/synthpop, EBM, Industrial, goth, mittelalterrock, metal... hmm easier to say what I don't like - chart indie, chart "r'n'b", most hiphop.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like? last festival was...Cropredy and you all know what it was like! before that, M'era Luna in Germany which was awesome! The Prodigy headlined with sets from Schelmish, IAMX...

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it? Last CD I bought was Violent Emotion by Aesthetic Perfection which I would recommend to anyone who likes Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson... not sure this is the right place!!

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Rose Kemp and I will
            sing:  ' Drop of Blood'." I don't have an all time favourite singer but I'd kill to have her voice!!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Anji on August 20, 2009, 11:47:54 AM

4.   What kind of music do you like? All kinds! Classical, folk, folk rock, cheesy pop (it has to be cheesy!), electro/synthpop, EBM, Industrial, goth, mittelalterrock, metal... hmm easier to say what I don't like - chart indie, chart "r'n'b", most hiphop.  


Don't you worry! Once you've heard Cocker Freeman - King of Dengie Hip Hop - you'll be delighted  ;D

you can find him on youTube and mySpace  :D

and here, of course  ::)



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Andrea Freebury on August 20, 2009, 12:37:06 PM


Oh, I just noticed that I should have anwered this questionnaire - so there we go.

1.   Who are you and where are you from?

I am Andrea and I live in Parcllyn in West Wales.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

My husband buddy found it on the Internet and asked me if I wanted to join .´course I did. ;D


3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

I´ve listened to their music from the early Seventies on.Always have loved it !Met them on a gig and liked their charming personalities. Have been to the festival since 1998 - best festival ever . Lovely people everywhere, very well organized , unforgettable !


4.   What kind of music do you like?

All sorts really.I listened to Ravi Shankar when I was about 14 , legends like Jethro Tull and Deep Purple followed -and then I discovered Folk. Bought my first guitar , have listened to it ever since.But I am very open musicwise -as long as it gives me pleasure I will listen to it.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?  

Last gig is a while ago . It was "Show of Hands" in Cardigan.Brilliant. They played with Miranda Sykes - very nice gig indeed ! Last Festival was Chepstow Folk Festival . I loved the Morris Dancing - the town was plastered with different Morris sides -we were dancing with our Team . Musically I was a bit disappointed -it didn´t do anything to me.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it? n

 A medieval Heavy Metal CD    [;-) -  played on Medieval instruments from the German band "In Extremo". Yes, I would recommend it to those who are open to different music styles. My favourite song is "Liam".  




7.   Complete the following sentence:
         
   “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be

...me ! That´s what I do best  - I´m not good at copying other people.Every song I sing I make my own, I must feel it, love it, breathe it.
           


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Selam on August 20, 2009, 02:20:09 PM
Quote
A medieval Heavy Metal CD     -  played on Medieval instruments from the German band "In Extremo".


That'd be Mittelalterrock. Very popular in Germany. I'd recommend Schelmish, Subway to Sally amd Schandmaul if that's your thing. Letzte Instanz are good too (and fab live!!)! :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Andrea Freebury on August 20, 2009, 02:28:37 PM
Well yeah, it´s great stuff when you are in the right mood. I loved the medieval festivals in Germany "Mittelaltermarkt" - a whole weekend of entertainment, music , food and drink.
But I couldn´t listen to it all the time.
Best is to go to one of these events fully dressed up Medieval style and lose yourself for an afternoon ..... ;)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Ancient Muse (Andy) on August 20, 2009, 09:11:01 PM

Best is to go to one of these events fully dressed up Medieval style and lose yourself for an afternoon ..... ;)



Now THAT sounds like my sort of holiday! I love dressing up!  ;D {:-)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Selam on August 20, 2009, 09:17:23 PM
Quote
I loved the medieval festivals in Germany "Mittelaltermarkt" - a whole weekend of entertainment, music , food and drink.


I go to two (goth) festivals in Germany each year and they both have large areas of mittelaltermarkt/heidinische dorf - wonderful!!! Music, mead and meat! :)



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Buddy Freebury on August 20, 2009, 09:19:47 PM
Although I did introduce myself I didn't fill out the questionnaire  :o

1.   Who are you and where are you from?

My Name is Buddy and I live with my wife Andrea (who is my musical partner) in Parcllyn Wales

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

Found the site whilst "googleing" and thought it would be a good idea to make some new friends and hopefully find some old ones too  ;)

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

Fairport were responsible for me progressing from Rock music to Folk and I was lucky enough to see them live with Sandy Denny in 1976 at York University (Peggy has a framed copy of my ticket in the Cropredy Caravan)
Andrea and I met the "chaps" when I was driving the van for their support band in Germany in 1997 which lead to us being regular visitors at Cropredy and dare I say ....playing there as "Sandwitch" opening the Friday Session in 2001.  :-X

4.   What kind of music do you like?

Although my roots were once set in Rock I progressed to Folk/Rock traditional Folk Goth Rock and almost anything that I believe sounds good.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

See Andrea's answer above  ;)

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

Well it would have been the In Extremo which I bought together with Andrea ..... I would recommend it yes but for me it is one of those cd's .... you have to be in the right mood to listen to it.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. (name of singer) and I will
            sing:  ' ................................'   (name of song)

I don't have an all time favorite singer but I do love Andrea's voice and singing and playing together with her.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Andrea Freebury on August 20, 2009, 09:23:29 PM
 We should meet up for a girls´weekend - sounds like we could have loads of fun !   ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Paul on August 20, 2009, 10:41:54 PM


Best is to go to one of these events fully dressed up Medieval style and lose yourself for an afternoon ..... ;)



Now THAT sounds like my sort of holiday! I love dressing up!  ;D {:-)


That's not what I had heard  ;) ;D

Paul


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Andy Tuck on August 25, 2009, 11:11:28 PM
Hi

Just found this thread, so better fill in the little survey.


1.   Who are you and where are you from?

Andy from Leicester.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

Ewen and Helen telling me for the last few years I should.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

First album bought in the late 70s and been coming to Cropredy on and off for a few years and managed the last four. My 2010 annual leave is already booked.

4.   What kind of music do you like?

Rock, Classical & obviously folk (especially weird/acid folk)

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

Last gig Golden Animals (great American duo), next gig Tiny Tin Lady, also at The Musician

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

Love, Loyalty and Other Lies by Cruel Folk, yes would throughly recommend it.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be  asleep fairly soon as it's getting late.

So hello to everybody and already looking forward to next years Cropredy, especially as once again Fairport aren't visiting Leicester.

Cheers all
Andy


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on August 27, 2009, 10:28:30 PM
Hello Freeburys. Nice to see you on board. You enjoy yourselves on here...


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Buddy Freebury on August 28, 2009, 12:13:07 AM
Thanks David we are enjoying ourselves  :D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Andrea Freebury on August 28, 2009, 09:23:47 AM
Hi David !
Yep, it´s a very nice place to go to in the virtual world . ;D  Remember the old song of Melanie Safka " Beautiful people" ? Loads of them around here- I love it !  ;)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Lubiloo (Lorna) on August 28, 2009, 06:02:43 PM
  Who are you and where are you from?
I am just Lubiloo for now, but I might tell more given time-I am a woman in my prime and I am from Hereford.
2.   What made you join Talkawhile?
I love Richard Thompson/FC/Cropredy Been reading TAW for ages.
3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
Introduced to  Fairport & RT in the early 1990s & I first saw Fairport in 1997 & RT  in 1998 - & many times since. Been to twelve Cropredys.A mere novice compared with many here.
4.   What kind of music do you like?
Many types - especially folk & rock but have wide range of tastes.
5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?
Cropredy 09. Amazing!! Before that, David Garrett,virtuoso German violinist at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham-I took my Mum really, but found him very entertaining & gorgeous-he covered a wide range of genres.
6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it? Have just ordered a copy of I want to see the Bright Lights tonight by RT & LT as life's twists & turns mean I am building up my cd collection anew.
7.   Complete the following
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be too predictable if I say Linda Thompson or Sandy Denny"



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Andrea Freebury on August 28, 2009, 06:19:10 PM
Welcome, Lubiloo !  ;D
Hope you have as much fun here as I have. [;-)
xxx Andrea


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: PLW (Peter) on August 28, 2009, 06:43:55 PM
Welcome Lubiloo


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Lubiloo (Lorna) on August 28, 2009, 06:53:14 PM
Thank you Andrea & PLW - I am really loving it already!! And amazed at whatever is mentioned, however obscure, someone knows summat about it!!!

Thanks again!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Smithy on August 28, 2009, 11:23:41 PM
Who are you and where are you from?
Peter From Saddleworth

What made you join Talkawhile?
To share my views about Cropredy and stuff

What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
Been down 7 timmes since 1999 missed a few because the missus was due to have children

What kind of music do you like?
Classic Rock, Folk,Country,Americana,Jazz, Dylan most things really apart from electronic rubbish  

What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?
Cropredy 09 fantastic !!!! as always

What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
erm .... Chickenfoot its ok

Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Ronnie Dio and I will
            sing:  ' Gates of Babylon'  

So there you go thats me normally found sleeping under Bud and Stella the pink and blue aliens in a field near Banbury the 2nd weekend in August


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Viv G on August 28, 2009, 11:39:42 PM
aha! I owe you thanks then as we used Stella the pink alien as our landmark to find our seats this year :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Lubiloo (Lorna) on August 29, 2009, 11:20:53 AM

aha! I owe you thanks then as we used Stella the pink alien as our landmark to find our seats this year :)


Me, too!! It was the first  time I'd attended on my own so the alien was a life-saver!! Thanks!! Whatever happened to Bud this year??


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Smithy on August 29, 2009, 10:13:15 PM


aha! I owe you thanks then as we used Stella the pink alien as our landmark to find our seats this year :)


Me, too!! It was the first  time I'd attended on my own so the alien was a life-saver!! Thanks!! Whatever happened to Bud this year??



Bud did travel to the festival this year but i was a bit windy for him. Steve who looks after them is attempting to make them both light up next year so that should be great So as we say at Cropredy if you get lost in the field look into the sky for aliens and they will guide you  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Steve with the black dog on August 29, 2009, 10:24:13 PM



What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
erm .... Chickenfoot its ok




Now there's an act for Cropredy 2010.  I think the Satchmeister would go down rather well.  Well with me at least ;D

Oh, Welcome Peter :D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Julian on September 24, 2009, 09:15:28 PM
My name is Julian (Fisher) and I do need a bit of guidance so any feedback would be appreciated by this very incompetent user of sites like this.  

I'm from the north of South Yorkshire in between two Pennine towns, Stocksbridge (steel) and Penistone (sheep).  From a hamlet called Huthwaite just outside a small village called Thurgoland.  Too much info?

I've joined for two reasons.  I love folk music and want to exchange views and news.  (Currently enjoying a resurgence of interest in all Fairport with Sandy D.).  The other is a question which I'll come to later.

I've only seen Fairport live once - back in the 80s in Cambridge.  I've also seen Simon Nicol and Dave Swarbrick in a smokey room above a pub in London - again a long time ago.  My wife and I have good friends who go to Cropredy most years and are forever telling us to go too - we will one day!  I have been listening to Fairport records,CDs etc for longer than I care to remember.

Music I love - an eclectic taste really.  Folk of course with favs being Martin Carthy, Incredible String Band, Fairport and Planxty.  Also jazz, blues, classical, rock.  Anything good!

Went to see the counter tenor James Bowman over the summer - really impressive.  Go to a few ceilidhs but with a young kid (and another shortly to appear) am fairly anchored.

Bought 'U' by Incredible String Band but only for nostalgic reasons - not to many people's taste so I wouldn't recommend it.

Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer, Martin Carthy, and I will sing The Jolly Tinker.

Here's my question.  I heard a Northern Irish singer on the radio around 25 years ago.  (He may have been Scots but I don't think so.)  he sang two songs the tunes  of which i recall as though i heard them yesterday but their nmes i'm not sure of at all.  One was about A Frog and a ball it and various other creatures went to while the second was a love song about the month of June.  Who was the person i heard?  he had a sublime voice but no-one I've asked knows.

Final request.  Please respond in some way,even if it'sonly a couple of words,just to let this technophobe knowhe'sbeen heard!

Best wishes Sir Robert!

Julian
















A very warm welcome to you, new friend.  I understand from our Meeter and Greeter, the lovely Jude, that you are a person of good taste, impeccable manners and an interest in some or all things Talkawhilish.  Excellent news!  Hoorah, hoorah.

My name is Sir Robert Peel.  I am a Global Moderator of this fine debating chamber and talking shop.  I am also an elder statesman of some influence, commanding considerable respect in those who don’t know me very well.  

Put your favourite CD on the gramophone player, kick off your shoes and make yourself comfortable.  
(Not that comfortable!  :o  Please cover yourself up by putting on the dressing gown and slippers provided.  :-[)

Now - can I trouble you to answer a few questions, when you have the inclination, time and patience.  You can answer some, all or none of them, but we look forward to hearing from you soon.

1.   Who are you and where are you from?

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

4.   What kind of music do you like?

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. (name of singer) and I will
            sing:  ' ................................'   (name of song)

Thanks awfully.   [;-)

Sir Robert Peel
220 years


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: gower flower (Shirl) on September 24, 2009, 09:20:38 PM
Hello Julian :D

Welcome to Talkawhile! I can't answer your questions I'm afraid, but hopefully someone else may be able to help.

It's always good to *see* a new face in here.  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on September 24, 2009, 09:28:21 PM
Hi Julian from me too, welcome and I hope someone can answer your question  :D

Jude :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Andy on September 24, 2009, 09:33:28 PM
Tommy Sands? Tommy Makem?

Sounds like one of the songs was "The Ugly Bug Ball", but I'm probably wrong there. Where's Greglin when you need 'im?


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Bob Barrows on September 24, 2009, 09:34:33 PM
Here's my question.  I heard a Northern Irish singer on the radio around 25 years ago.  (He may have been Scots but I don't think so.)  he sang two songs the tunes  of which i recall as though i heard them yesterday but their nmes i'm not sure of at all.  One was about A Frog and a ball it and various other creatures went to while the second was a love song about the month of June.  Who was the person i heard?  he had a sublime voice but no-one I've asked knows.

Hi Julian, welcome aboard.
1. Hmmm, I don't suppose it was this one (http://www.lyricsmania.com/lyrics/crazy_frog_lyrics_4728/presents_crazy_hits_lyrics_15533/who_let_the_frog_out_lyrics_319805.html) ...
Quote
When the party was nice the party was bumpin'
yippy i oh
everybody havin' a ball
yippy i oh
well i think i hear the crazy frog jumping
yippy i oh
up and down and all over the wall
its the crazy frog now

who let the frog out?
bap bap bap bap bap
who let the frog out?
bap bap bap bap bap
who let the frog out?
bap bap bap bap bap
who let the frog out?
bap bap bap bap bap

 ;D
Could it be Frog Went a-Courtin' (http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Frog_Went_A-Courting)?

2. No idea, Lots of songs about love in June. Could you remember some lyrics?


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Andy on September 24, 2009, 09:35:59 PM
"    In the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia
     On the trail of the lonesome Pine

In the pale moonshine our hearts entwine
Where you carved your name and I carved mine
Oh, you - like the mountains are blue
Like the pine - I am lonesome for you

On a mountain in Virginia stands a lonesome Pine
Just below is the little cabin home of a little girl of mine
Her name is June and very, very soon she'll belong to me
For I know she's waiting there for me 'neath that lone Pine tree;" etc

?

;D (silly mood has gripped me, I always see Laurel & Hardy sing this)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Bob Barrows on September 24, 2009, 09:42:42 PM
Oh, wait ... you're asking about the singer, not the songs ...  ::)

Perhaps if you describe his voice? Tenor?


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Jim on September 24, 2009, 09:46:12 PM
Jaze , another tyke, the place is infested with em ::)

hello Jules


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: greglin (Gregg) on September 25, 2009, 07:09:24 PM

Move over and give the Bhoy room.............

Ref query - Northern Ireland Radio 25 years ago ( and God help us still today) has a hankering for the past ( and appalling fourth rate C & W singers) - so a crooning chap then could have been from any of the previous 4 decades.

They also had a veritable flood of request programmes - songs from the shows and all that so could have been anythning - mind you, sounds a bit of Percy French perhaps?

Local guy doing well around that time was Peter Corry.

I will ask around when back this weekend - if you can give us a few more of the words ;twould help.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Anna_Banana on October 09, 2009, 09:49:23 AM
Hello everyone  :)

1.   Who are you and where are you from?
My name is Anna, I'm a student from Hampshire
2.   What made you join Talkawhile?
Curiosity mainly, plus it'll be nice to talk to some more folk-y people
3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
Sadly very little! FC are on my long list of Bands I Should Know And Listen To  :P
4.   What kind of music do you like?
Practically everything!!
I mainly play classical and folk, and mostly listen to folk and rock/pop/indie type stuff, but I'll give absolutely anything a try
5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?
Last recital was one at college that a couple of my friends played in, which was great
Last "proper" thing though was Purbeck Folk Fest  ;D I went with a couple of friends and we had SUCH a fantastic time, everyone was really friendly and the music was superb, high spots for me were Rosie Doonan, Sam Carter, Jim Moray and Uiscedwr, but I really enjoyed everyone we heard
6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
I haven't bought a real actual CD in a long time  ::) but I think it was possibly a collection of Sibelius orchestral pieces, they're gorgeous. However I did download Sam Carter's album, Keepsakes, which I really like, not an absolute favourite but pretty good, I'd definately recommend it
7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer
……. (name of singer) and I will
            sing:
 ' ................................'   (name of song)
^Do I have to be a singer  :-\ I'd personally much rather be Anna Esslemont from Uiscedwr and play Feathers  :P


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on October 09, 2009, 10:27:25 AM
Welcome Anna Banana :D

Lovely to meet you, please wander around and have read of things and join in with the nattering....

We're delighted you've found us.. just watch out for Sir Bob's Zimmer.. he keeps leaving it in unexpected places....  :D

Jude  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Nick on October 09, 2009, 10:59:43 AM

.. just watch out for Sir Bob's Zimmer..


He calls it Dylan by the way  ;)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on October 09, 2009, 12:07:03 PM
A good choice there Anna Banana.. wanting to sound like Anna Esslemont...Have you ever met Anna and Cormac?


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: gower flower (Shirl) on October 09, 2009, 01:01:29 PM
Welcome Anna Banana. :D Good to "see" another new face. I hope you enjoy being part of Talkawhile. Mind you, watch out for that Cocker Freeman........... :o


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on October 09, 2009, 01:37:49 PM
Oh blimey yes..that Cocker Freeman is a ONE you know...  :o


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Anna_Banana on October 09, 2009, 04:10:26 PM
Thanks everyone :) Cheers... will make a note of those...


A good choice there Anna Banana.. wanting to sound like Anna Esslemont...Have you ever met Anna and Cormac?


Yeah, I've met them a couple of times and we infact have a mutual friend. Also going to see them play in Andover tonight  ;D which I'm rather excited about  :P


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on October 09, 2009, 04:26:17 PM
Then please say hello from me.. they will know me as Jenny from Farnsfield.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Anna_Banana on October 10, 2009, 11:22:47 AM

Then please say hello from me.. they will know me as Jenny from Farnsfield.


I'm so sorry, I've only just seen this, so I didn't get a chance  :( but the gig was fantastic as always, though Anna wasn't on top form, apparently she was really worried about all the tour stuff. But still, it was great  ;D And the absolute best bit was seeing my percussionist friend watch Cormac... he looked rather like this >  :o


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on October 10, 2009, 01:18:36 PM
Ha not surprising.. that's how I look too when I watch Cormac!!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Ruth from Stroud on October 17, 2009, 04:14:13 PM
1.   Who are you and where are you from?

      - Hello everyone, I'm Ruth from Stroud!

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

       - Been reading the boards for a while, thought I'd like to join in.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

        - Until recently I only owned two Fairport Convention albums - Nine and Full House - as I was convinced that this was the only incarnation of the band I liked, with vocals and fiddling by Dave Swarbrick.

Then I bought a couple of Folk compilation CDs and discovered the fantastic Simon Nicol and wonderful Chris Leslie - can you imagine how foolish I felt.

So I'm now on a quest to fill in all the (vast) gaps in my knowledge about Fairport Convention and all things folky.


4.   What kind of music do you like?

       - As well as Fairport Convention I also like Show of Hands, Ruth Notman, Kris Drever, Martin Simpson as well as anything folky with a strong vocal and nice fiddle playing.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

       - Show of Hands in Stroud in April which was fantastic.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

       - Life of Lilly by Ruth Notman. Yes it's a great album, but I have to say her previous one 'Threads' is still my favourite.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be  Ruth Notman and I will
            sing:  Caledonia'.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: gower flower (Shirl) on October 17, 2009, 06:26:17 PM
Welcome, Ruth from Stroud. I think you are going to be very happy here.  :D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Shelley on October 18, 2009, 04:15:59 PM
Welcome Ruth!  Hope you like it here (and you live in a great county!)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Ruth from Stroud on October 19, 2009, 10:49:19 AM
Thank-you for the welcome, Shirl and Shelley.

Yes, Gloucestershire is beautiful, I'm so lucky to be living here.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on October 19, 2009, 12:19:44 PM
Not many blokes seem to have welcomed you, so on behalf, may I say a big HI, and hope you enjoy it here.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Sir Robert Peel on October 19, 2009, 12:31:56 PM
Afternoon Ruth, 'tis me - your old chum, Sir Robert.  No please don't curtsey!  

Take my arm, dear lady, and we shall take a short stroll towards the entrance of the Corporation Arms. Come on in.  



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Ruth from Stroud on October 19, 2009, 07:50:15 PM
Hello David and Sir Robert. It's lovely to meet so many friendly faces.  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Roo on October 19, 2009, 09:41:31 PM
Hi Ruth, I'm a Ruth too!   ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Ruth from Stroud on October 20, 2009, 02:08:47 PM
Hello Ruth! I only recently realised that Roo was short for Ruth. I used to get called Ruthie a lot which I wasn't very keen on, but Roo is rather nice isn't it.  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Hoygirly Jo on November 02, 2009, 11:01:11 AM
1.   Who are you and where are you from?

My name is Joan but I prefer to be called Jo and I am Essex born and bred, living in Billericay

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

Stumbled on it while surfing, and am a big folk fan, and love folk festivals

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

I was a Steeleye fan in the 70's but liked FC too, have been to a couple of Cropredys, 2006/2007

4.   What kind of music do you like?

Mostly folk, traditional, and anything else really, just not jazz

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

Last festival was Broadstairs last year, stewarding for 1st time.  last gig, Roy Mette at my local folk club, great!!

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

Am catching up with Martin Simpson

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. (name of singer) and I will
            sing:  ' ................................'   (name of song)

Nooo,,, never, you would prefer it if I did not sing... I am audience!!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Ollie on November 02, 2009, 01:16:05 PM
Wow, a custom title after just one post!  :o

Welcome to the board Joan.  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on November 02, 2009, 01:43:23 PM
Indeed, a custom title so early. Very well done...

Welcome on board Jo. Hope you enjoy yourself here. It's a great place to be (in my 'umble...)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Hoygirly Jo on November 02, 2009, 02:18:06 PM
Oohhh thank you,  


erm, whats a custom title?  

* is a bit dim!! *


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on November 02, 2009, 02:50:43 PM

Oohhh thank you,  


erm, whats a custom title?  

* is a bit dim!! *


Look under your name and above your picture and you'll see it  ;D

and look here to see what it all means...
http://www.talkawhile.co.uk/yabbse/index.php?topic=19306.0

It's a Good Thing by the way.. ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Bob Barrows on November 02, 2009, 06:00:55 PM
... I am audience!!
Hear you roar!!  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Hoygirly Jo on November 02, 2009, 06:06:37 PM
Oh,, just slightly  :-[  I see it now!!   :D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Anji on November 02, 2009, 07:03:30 PM

Oh,, just slightly  :-[  I see it now!!   :D


Welcome aBoard  :D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Lubiloo (Lorna) on November 02, 2009, 07:13:35 PM

Wow, a custom title after just one post!  :o

Welcome to the board Joan.  :)


Welcome, this is a great place to be.  Is that custom title actually received with RECORD speed or has anyone else had one that quick before??


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on November 02, 2009, 07:16:04 PM


Wow, a custom title after just one post!  :o

Welcome to the board Joan.  :)


Welcome, this is a great place to be.  Is that custom title actually recieved with RECORD speed or has anyone else had one that quick before??


it just depends on how quickly you say something that the custom pixies like... there's no telling what will take their fancy  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Mike Wilson on November 30, 2009, 10:35:57 PM
Hi folks,

Nice to get online here after hearing so much about the forum. Finally persuaded here by two lovely old brummies Mark and Carolyn!

When not distracted by my tedious day job as a public sector bureaucrat I'm a freelance writer, having written for Living Tradition and numerous websites! I try to work as independently as possible and would like to think of myself as more of a champion of music than a critic. Here's my blog if you're interested: http://mikewilsonmusicblog.blogspot.com/

I've been immersed in traditional music since being in the womb, but music really fell in to place for me when I was a cool teenager harbouring an unnatural obsession with Mary Black... she mentioned a songwriter called Sandy Denny... I've been in love ever since!

Looking forward to meeting folks here and hopefully finding a bit of inspiration to overcome the brick wall that my writing's hit this last few weeks!

Last CD I bought, which I'm now listening to for the first time, is the Amchitka album (Phil Ochs / James Taylor / Joni Mitchell) and I'm now wondering why I've never bothered to check out Ochs before tonight!!

Last gig I was at was Karine Polwart's gig in Runcorn last Thursday!



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on November 30, 2009, 10:44:35 PM
Phil Ochs is very very fab.. try 'The Pleasures of The Harbour'  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Mike Wilson on November 30, 2009, 10:46:50 PM
Sooooo much music, too little time!!!  >:(


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Red Shoes (Caz+Mark) on December 01, 2009, 09:16:57 AM

Sooooo much music, too little time!!!  >:(


Hello Mike, you finaly made it here! ;D. Such a lovely bunch of people on TA, they have kept me sane on many a day. I'm sure people would love to hear more about you, not just your writing but life as well ;)


C x


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Bob Barrows on December 01, 2009, 03:18:57 PM
Hey Mike! I still owe you a review, don't I. Sorry about that, mate.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Mike Wilson on December 01, 2009, 11:35:16 PM
Folking.com is no more I'm afraid Bob... I'm just doing my own thing for now.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Mike Wilson on December 01, 2009, 11:37:42 PM
Carolyn.... you've been sane?????!!!  :P


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: SJN on December 02, 2009, 12:23:20 AM
Hi Mike

Great to see you here! ;D



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: loobcom on December 03, 2009, 12:53:14 AM
1.   Who are you and where are you from?

I am loobcom of london. I like folk music but I also like ale.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

I heard about it at a Chris Wood gig I attended tonight at The Union Chapel

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

I bought a compilation LP in about 1801 that contained a track 'Meet on the ledge'

4.   What kind of music do you like?

Everything non aggressive

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

Like I just said it was Chris Wood

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

Er, it was Chris Woods latest

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. (name of singer) and I will
            sing:  ' ................................'   (name of song)

May peace be upon you.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Pete in Oxney on December 04, 2009, 08:25:16 PM
According to the wotsit at the top of the page I've now been logged on for over two and a half hours, nearly all of that time has been spent reading the twenty pages of this thread! Nice to see a few faces I know already, mostly from the Spiers & Boden board. Right then down to business.

1.   Who are you and where are you from?

I'm Pete Dunk, born and bred in Leeds (yes I know - another tyke!), now living on the Isle of Oxney on the Kent/East Sussex border.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

Ended up having a look around the forum after following a link from melodeon.net and I'm just amazed that I haven't come across TAW before. Looks like my kind of place so here I am.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

I go all the way back to Fotheringay and have a couple or three FC albums, a small collection of Sandy Denny stuff and also both of Simon Nicols' solo CDs. Never been to Cropredy I'm afraid but would have had to be an alien not to have heard of it of course.

4.   What kind of music do you like?

Folk in it's many forms, from the Chieftains to Alistair Anderson and June Tabor to the Watersons, not forgetting Vin Garbutt to Richard Digance or Elisa Carthy to Huw and Tony Williams. Singer songwriters like James Taylor, Ralph McTell, Jim Croce, Harvey Andrews, Leon Rosselson, the list could go on and on. Oyster Band and Billy Bragg should also be included.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

Not including folk club nights that would be Eric Bogle with Alistair Anderson as support at Broadstairs festival which was a great evening.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

Billy Pigg - The Border Minstrel and I would heartily recommend it if you like the Northumbrian pipes.

7.   Complete the following sentence:

Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be one of my all time favourite singers Ralph McTell and I will sing: Terminus followed by Summer Lightning.  8)

Hello all  ;D *waves*


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Anji on December 04, 2009, 08:28:34 PM

.......Hello all  ;D *waves*


Welcome aBoard  :D 8)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Bob Barrows on December 04, 2009, 08:40:55 PM
Hello all  ;D *waves*
Welcome! You're just in time to join in the nominations for the Hancock awards, so get your 10 posts under your belt so you can participate in those threads  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Shelley on December 04, 2009, 09:42:19 PM
Lots of newbs - how lovely!  Welcome all, especially Pete, who I know from "another place"  ;)

And also to Mike - Bangor University eh?  Hubby and I are both Bangor graduates, and number one son is in his first year there.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: gower flower (Shirl) on December 04, 2009, 11:17:44 PM
Welcome newbies all!  :D Don't worry Mike, we will try not to hold your friendship with Carolyn and Mark against you...... ;)

Pete - you must come along to Cropredy next time. You'll love it!  [;-) {:-)

Loobcom - a Chris Wood fan? You are a person of excellent taste.  8)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Mike Wilson on December 05, 2009, 09:17:20 AM
Hi Siobhan... nice to bump in to you again!!

Hi Shelley... I'm a Bangor Grad too (1999!), what subject is your son studying? I see you're in Manchester too... I lived in Didsbury and Poynton before emigrating to Wales!

Oh Shirl.... have I inflicted myself by mentioning "the shoes"??!!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Red Shoes (Caz+Mark) on December 05, 2009, 09:36:06 AM

Hi Siobhan... nice to bump in to you again!!

Hi Shelley... I'm a Bangor Grad too (1999!), what subject is your son studying? I see you're in Manchester too... I lived in Didsbury and Poynton before emigrating to Wales!

Oh Shirl.... have I inflicted myself by mentioning "the shoes"??!!


Not at all Mike! Some people think I can be a minx, don't know where they get that idea from ::)

C xx (otherwise known as Reg)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Mike Wilson on December 05, 2009, 09:40:08 AM
I'm yet to meet Reg!  ;)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Red Shoes (Caz+Mark) on December 05, 2009, 09:44:15 AM
I see you bought your chum with you, on your profile pic Mike :P


C xx


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Mike Wilson on December 05, 2009, 09:49:11 AM
she follows me everywhere, the ol' dear!  :P


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Pete in Oxney on December 05, 2009, 07:35:09 PM
Thanks for all of the welcomes (hi Shelley).  ;D

Bob, I'm not sure I'll get up to speed with the board quickly enough to involve myself with the Hancock Awards this time around, I need to do the proper newbie thing and do lots of reading before barging into threads just to up my post count, bad form on any forum that. Still, I do know more than a little about the works of Ralph McTell so I may be able to join in a few threads there before too long.  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Philip W on December 06, 2009, 04:22:25 PM

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

I heard about it at a Chris Wood gig I attended tonight at The Union Chapel


Welcome, loobcom. I was at the same gig. Nice to see Chris Wood receiving his well-deserved Hancock, and gratifying that it brought some publicity for Talkawhile. I wonder if any other new members were prompted to join after that event.

BTW, the gig prompted some ramblings on my own blog (link below), though more from offstage chat than onstage performance.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Marc on December 17, 2009, 01:26:16 PM
1.   Who are you and where are you from?

My name is Marc. I have a French Christian name and a very Welsh surname, but I am English and I'm from, and live, in the North West of England (which I love, apart from the cold. I hate the cold. And I also hate mosquitoes. It's too cold for them up here, so every cloud....)

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

I went to a Martin Carthy gig the other week and was blown away. I wanted to track down a song he played so came looking for a forum where I could ask. Had a great, welcoming response and have been reading round here as a result and have decided that I'd like to stick around. I would very much like to learn.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

Never been to Cropredy, although I am a seasoned festival goer, having attended many rock, pop, folk and world music festivals in the past. Not missed going to a festival during summer for the last 2 decades (started very young - 13 year old Glastonbury debutant. I have been a fan of Fairport, Richard Thompson and Sandy Denny for many years. I am not a musician but love music a great deal - apart from enjoying music I work in areas related to music including promotion, marketing, press, journalism and DJing. DJing feels like a bit of a cop out as far as contributing to music goes, I reckon, particularly when I hear some of my amazing musician friends playing. However, everything has it's place and although the best warm up for a folk act is undoubtedly another folk musician, I was once offered the opportunity to play as warm up act at a venue in Manchester where my friend worked programming music. He was/is a dance music DJ and the venue were branching out into promoting shows by a wider variety of acts so offered me the gig. "Who've you got coming up that your struggling to compliment?" I asked my buddy. "Don't suppose you could do anything at a show by either Terry Callier or a folk band called Fairport Convention?"my friend asked. I couldn't believe my luck. So about 6 or 7 years ago I got to set the mood/play some background music for a great, soulful, black, American singer/songwriter hero of mine and also for one of England's greatest folk rock bands. I was so excited, but very worried - I consider myself an amateur folkie now - 6 or 7 years ago, looking back, I'm deeply embarrassed at the extent of my knowledge. I watched the band soundcheck for a while and then I set up, upstairs, in the balcony-based DJ booth, only to be completely put off concentrating by Fairport walking right past me in order to take their place at the dinner table just down the aisle. I was turned into a gibbering wreck when one of the band, Chris Leslie, approached me later to ask what I was up to. I meekly showed him some of the vinyl records I'd brought and had begun to play - I remember having a couple of Bert Jansch LPs, my two Shelagh MacDonald albums, some early Tim Hardin, a Pentangle LP or two, some Nick Drake, a Leo Kottke LP, a Danny Thompson LP with Songhai, a Nic Jones LP, a couple of John Martyn LPs and a Karen Dalton LP. Chris was so warm and enthusiastic, I think he knew I was out of my depth talking to him, but he was so encouraging. I was made up. After they'd finished their tea the band proceeded to play a great set - my first Fairport gig, I'd never even heard them with Ric and Chris before and I was blown away particularly by their virtuosity and the traditional tunes their inclusion enabled. At the end of the gig, like the rest of the audience, I roared my approval and as the band bade farewell, Chris Leslie was the last to address audience, who he thanked for their attendance, he thanked the venue and the sound engineer and as a parting shot he said "And thanks to Marc for the records!"

Hardly the most rivetting anecdote you'll ever wade through so much waffle to get to the end of, but it's my very own, very slight connection with Fairport Convention (and you did ask), a heartwarming experience that will stay with me forever, so thank you very much, the most kind Mr Chris Leslie.

4.   What kind of music do you like?

Folk, rock and pop music from many different eras and countries. I particularly like Latin American folk and dance music, African fusion music, contemporary singer songwriters, many European folk styles, American rhythm and blues, soul, pop, rock and roll (particularly of the 1950s and 60s), bluegrass and various other offshoots of country music.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

In the last few weeks I went to see loads of live music, the highlights were Martin Carthy (which I've already posted about) and Spiritualized, who were also brilliant.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

I buy loads of CDs. Too many! I think all the music I buy is great otherwise I take it back. Recently I bought the debut solo album by U.S. bluegrass-influenced singer songwriter called Dave Rawlings, the husband of Gillian Welch (they perform as a duo and have a sublime vocal pairing - think Don and Phil Everly or the McGarriggles). Try "Sweet Tooth" or "Bells Of Harlem" from that if interested, they're great. I bought a compilation of Ghanaian afro-fusion music from the 1960s-1980s, the latest Hope Sandoval album, soul reissues by Brooks O'Dell and Freddie Scott, two (on 1 cd) great 'lost' 1970s Pakistani film soundtracks by M Ashraf, a live album by Emmylou Harris, lovely vinyl reissues of Nic Jones "Penguin Eggs" and Dick Gaughan "Handful Of Earth"...... I could go on

7.   Complete the following sentence: “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. oooh, tough one, maybe Garnet Mimms? and I will sing Hank Snow's (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I, although, were I forced to use my own voice, I wouldn't venture further than "3 Steps To Heaven"!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on December 17, 2009, 01:56:53 PM
Marc

What an introduction. I for one look forward to seeing what else you will be having to say on here.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Geoff Boswell on December 19, 2009, 08:47:53 PM
1.   Who are you and where are you from?

Geoff Boswell, now living in Wednesfield, near Wolverhampton (turn right at humanity).

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

A belated but increasing interest in the genre.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

The Fairport Covention was signed in 945 by King Aethelgrupp The Bellowed Head and Lady Madelaine de Priuere to ratify the convention of the saxons blaming invaders from the East for raping, pillaging, body odour, bad harvests and morris dancing. The meeting of the Saxon king and the Dane lady took place at the busy fishing port of Fair, near Telford. 'Copreddy' was a rural, and specifically agricultural term of that time, used especially in August and September to mean "time to get off my fat serfs ass and do something I suppose". That assumed the invaders from the East had not caused a bad harvest.

4.   What kind of music do you like?

Varied, I grew up with Mott The Hoople and Ian Hunter, saw Hunt & Turner at an impressionable age, fell in love with Judie Tzuke, but would also cite Marillion (post Fish), Happy Rhodes, Peter Gabriel and other contemporaries as of interest. Copes very well with classical music especially Maria Callas, confesses a liking for Madness and would state that two recent albums of much preference to be 'John Barleycorn Reborn' and the 'Imagined Village'.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

It was probably a Judie Tzuke gig which would have been superb regardless of anything. I don't get out much.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

Dunno whether I'd recommend it as I've yet to hear it. I've just bought my wife Tori Amos' "Midwinter Graces" for a solstice gift. Don't tell her.


7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer 'Judie Tzuke' (in wig, frock and dentures) and I will
            sing:  ' Like The Sun'. Either that or my classic ancient Wednesfield folk tune "Hey Sal, the Whippets Run" which what I wrote last week.

Enough. I think I should have taken this seriously, but its dark and I'm feeling insecure.

Big love to all, Geoff xxx   ;)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Bob Barrows on December 19, 2009, 09:07:39 PM
I can see you're going to fit right in.  ;D
You're very welcome  [;-)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Steve with the black dog on December 20, 2009, 01:09:16 PM
Welcome Geoff ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jaypeter (Peter) on December 20, 2009, 01:22:20 PM
Yeah Welcs. Geoff, fly the flag for Wednesfield! And Bilston!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: anuhel on December 29, 2009, 11:28:47 AM
Hi I'm Anuhel, Songwriter, Singer Guitarist
I wish a peaceful and happy new year to all of you
http://www.anuhel.com


more infos about me:

http://www.myspace.com/anuhel

some bio notes

THE ARTIST
Anuhel grew up in Rome, since she was 6 she liked to sing, her family didn't care so much about music, so she spent her days listening to the radio trying to learn her favourite songs, when she was 10 she finally got her first guitar and at 12 she wrote her first song (Each Man, the second song of TRUE LOVE CD), She was not so familiar with english at that time so she used the words from a poem of Oscar Wilde. She studied classic lyric and jazz singing at the Italian conservatory, then Ishe worked as back vocal singer with some italian major artist, She worked for RAI television too.  Her life changed about 3 years ago when  a special person in her life convinced her to write music by herself believing in her vocal capabilities and talent. She wrote the whole album in 1 month then her and her band recorded everything in 2 weeks. Right now she's working on new songs for the next album.

THE ALBUM
Maybe it’s the intensity of her look, or maybe the undisputed care, passion and class in this project. It is however difficult to establish what that magical and irrational sensation, which transpires while listening to “True Love”, really is. It is the first work by an artist/songwriter who tells us about her youthful experience through a very personal style. ANUHEL has managed to blend in a transparent and organic manner the atmospheres of the capital of the world, Rome, her home, and those of the open, wide  spaces of west America.  With no doubt, in this work there is more than just the mere music and lyrics. The manner in which great classics have been elaborated, the spontaneity and freshness of the original compositions, the unique colour of the voice, all lead to a rare matching of talent and rationality. And probably this complexity of sensations is the most attractive element in “True Love”, a record that will surely leave a mark in the minds and in the hearts of those who listen to it.

THE BAND
Anuhel's band has become her family lately, They are special friends, great musicians and artists

Marco Massimi, bass player, producer, sound engineer; He is a really faboulus musicians, he plays with Ennio Morricone, (you can see him on many videos of the Maestro), He played with Claudio Baglioni, Laura Pausini, Alicia keys,  Patty Austin, etc. He's also a great sound engineer working for RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana since 20 years now

Giovanni Mancini, guitars, he plays with Nicola Piovani, Italian rockstar Morgan, he's on my favourites friend on myspace, he's got a unique sound and unmatched music taste

Giancarlo Guidoni, Drums, he plays with Nicola piovani, Cristian de Sica, Claudio Baglioni, one of the best pupils of the Toto's great past drummer Jeff Porcaro.

Maurizio Tagliaferri, Accordion, Bagpipe, Mister wind!! Great folk player,he is the Jolly of the band, (and Marco's uncle!!) he plays the italian bagpipe named Zampogna, an amazing sound!!, he plays also guitar and accordion.

Cinzia di Stefano, back vocal, viola player, percussionist, plays with Mario Biondi, one of Anuhel's best friend!!


Have a nice day

Anuhel


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on December 29, 2009, 11:34:11 AM

A very warm welcome to you, new friend.  I understand from our Meeter and Greeter, the lovely Jude, that you are a person of good taste, impeccable manners and an interest in some or all things Talkawhilish.  Excellent news!  Hoorah, hoorah.

My name is Sir Robert Peel.  I am a Global Moderator of this fine debating chamber and talking shop.  I am also an elder statesman of some influence, commanding considerable respect in those who don’t know me very well.  

Put your favourite CD on the gramophone player, kick off your shoes and make yourself comfortable.  
(Not that comfortable!  :o  Please cover yourself up by putting on the dressing gown and slippers provided.  :-[)

Now - can I trouble you to answer a few questions, when you have the inclination, time and patience.  You can answer some, all or none of them, but we look forward to hearing from you soon.

1.   Who are you and where are you from?

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

4.   What kind of music do you like?

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. (name of singer) and I will
            sing:  ' ................................'   (name of song)

Thanks awfully.   [;-)

Sir Robert Peel
220 years


Don't think you've quite got the hang of this yet Anuhel

Please read the above quoted post and answer the questions. Pretend you've just walked into a room and everybody has asked you them..

and please don't change the title of the threads, it leads to much confusion and the YABB master will get very very cross...
Jude (yes I get everywhere) :D



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: anuhel on December 29, 2009, 11:44:32 AM
Oooh
sorry I would't be invasive

A very warm welcome to you, new friend.  I understand from our Meeter and Greeter, the lovely Jude, that you are a person of good taste, impeccable manners and an interest in some or all things Talkawhilish.  Excellent news!  Hoorah, hoorah.

My name is Sir Robert Peel.  I am a Global Moderator of this fine debating chamber and talking shop.  I am also an elder statesman of some influence, commanding considerable respect in those who don’t know me very well.  

Put your favourite CD on the gramophone player, kick off your shoes and make yourself comfortable.  
(Not that comfortable!    Please cover yourself up by putting on the dressing gown and slippers provided.  )

Now - can I trouble you to answer a few questions, when you have the inclination, time and patience.  You can answer some, all or none of them, but we look forward to hearing from you soon.

1.   Who are you and where are you from?
 I'm Anuhel, from Rome, Italy

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?
I'm an acoustic singer, songwriter, and I think this is a good place to talk about the music I like

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
All I know I learned from internet, anyway I think they are really great events

4.   What kind of music do you like?
acoustic, folk,country

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?
I played on 25th dec (yes on Christmas) in Rome. It was an acoustic duo concert

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
I recently bought THE PURSUIT from Jamie Cullum, he's great, the songs are beautyfull, anyway the mix and mastering of the CD offended the quality of the artist

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. (eva cassidy) and I will
            sing:  ' true colors'   (name of song)

Thanks awfully.  

Sir Robert Peel
220 years


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Andy Tuck on December 29, 2009, 03:31:12 PM
Hi Anuhel

Just had a listen to a few tracks on Myspace, a beautiful voice.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: anuhel on December 29, 2009, 04:00:01 PM
Hi Andy
I'm glad you enjoyed my music
have a peaceful happy new year


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Albie on December 29, 2009, 04:11:14 PM

Hi Anuhel

Just had a listen to a few tracks on Myspace, a beautiful voice.


Aye, 'tis a nice voice, the one song it reminded me a bit of Trish Yearwood, which is no bad thing imo.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on December 30, 2009, 12:22:07 PM
Hello Anuhel

Please place me on the list of new fans. Lovely album, lovely voice, excellent arrangements....


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: neil fatea on January 05, 2010, 10:22:20 PM
1.   Who are you and where are you from?
Hi I'm Neil from Poole in Dorset. I edit Fatea Magazine(www.fatea-magazine.co.uk) and curate the Fatea Showcase Sessions(www.fatea-showcase-sessions.co.uk) I take the odd pic or two, go to the local folk club and generally do what I can to lend a hand. Manage to fit in a day job.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?
I blame Mark and Carolyn

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
Got a number of the albums, been fortunate enough to go to gigs of the band and some of the side projects. Infrequent visitor to Cropredy.

4.   What kind of music do you like?
Pretty much right across the acoustic spectrum and into the electric. I'm really fortunate that I get to listen to so much and am constantly surprised by what I hear, normally in a good way.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?
Outside of the local folk club, the last gig I travelled for was Peggy's Birthday Bash, just looking at 2010 and thinking it's going to be a busy Diary

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
I'm going to cheat here, Didn't actually buy it, but I've been spending a lot of time listening to "Silent June" the debut release from O'Hooley & Tidow. If you've got a bit of spare cash at the end of February there's a good hole waiting for it. Belinda O'Hooley is such a great songwriter

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. Maria McKee and I will
            sing:  'East Of Eden'   (name of song)

I'm guessing cross dressing is ok on this board


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Sir Robert Peel on January 06, 2010, 01:08:13 AM
Good grief - someone from the folk aristocracy, like myself!  

It's about time we had a bit of class around here amongst all the riff-raff and common sort.  

Naturally, I would expect nothing less than a spot of cross-dressing from an aristocrat.  (Your correspondent is currently wearing the Lady Peel's dressing gown and shawl over his night-gown, along with a hair net to keep his thinning locks firmly in place.)  Slip into something comfortable, Neil, and join me for a quick snifter of sherry in the Corporation Arms.  Bring some fluffy slippers for me, please.    


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Red Shoes (Caz+Mark) on January 06, 2010, 11:16:35 AM
Oh how lovely to see you here Neil, another chap with brains, wit and good taste ;D

C x


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: fat Billy(Bill) on January 06, 2010, 11:21:03 AM

Oh how lovely to see you here Neil, another chap with brains, wit and good taste ;D

C x


another one? Whos the other?


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: neil fatea on January 06, 2010, 04:21:26 PM

Bring some fluffy slippers for me, please.    


I think I can find a pair of blue mules that are up to the task. :-)

Glad to be aboard

Cheers

Neil


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Anji on January 06, 2010, 04:29:59 PM


Bring some fluffy slippers for me, please.    

I think I can find a pair of blue mules that are up to the task. :-)
Glad to be aboard
Cheers
Neil


Blue mules? Good - then we can have a game of Wash The Donkey  ::)

and I truly did read that as "Glad to be adored"  :D

Welcome!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: neil fatea on January 06, 2010, 04:44:13 PM



Bring some fluffy slippers for me, please.    

I think I can find a pair of blue mules that are up to the task. :-)
Glad to be aboard
Cheers
Neil


Blue mules? Good - then we can have a game of Wash The Donkey  ::)

and I truly did read that as "Glad to be adored"  :D

Welcome!


Thanks, it's not like I need to be adored  ;D (massages ego)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on January 06, 2010, 04:44:27 PM
Welcome Neil..

They're all a bit daft here... ::)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Goaty on January 06, 2010, 04:48:34 PM
Wibble :P ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on January 06, 2010, 05:00:49 PM
 ??? ???

Double wubble...

Bugger, got that wrong again...


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Goaty on January 06, 2010, 05:05:23 PM
Amateur ::)

Welcome to the mad house Neil.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Red Shoes (Caz+Mark) on January 06, 2010, 06:25:34 PM
Neil is a fine man, a person who supports many an unknown musician and has a kind heart. You will all love him to bits, we can assure you of this ;) We only mix with the best of people and he is certainly one of those!


C x


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: neil fatea on January 06, 2010, 08:01:46 PM
Appreciate the warm welcome hope to chat to you all on a more regula basis once I've got into the swing of the thing

Cheers

Neil


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: AnnieD on January 06, 2010, 08:11:31 PM
Neil, I think you'll find this place is nicer to be than the BBC board.  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: neil fatea on January 06, 2010, 08:51:14 PM
Looking forward to being part of the community


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Steve with the black dog on January 07, 2010, 11:42:06 PM
Welcome Neil - although I note from your profile that you have been registered since May 08 -I can well understand it taking you so long to pluck up the courage to post in here ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: frogcrutches on January 08, 2010, 12:48:53 AM

Looking forward to being part of the community

I hope it's not the same as mine. >:(
I get 100 hours board community service every two days.
Bugger. >:(


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Sir Robert Peel on January 08, 2010, 12:56:48 AM


Looking forward to being part of the community

I hope it's not the same as mine. >:(
I get 100 hours board community service every two days.
Bugger. >:(


Young man!  Could I trouble you to polish my brogues and empty my commode - not at the same time, obviously.  While doing your chores, would you be so kind as to sing me a medley of Elvis' Greatest Hits?  And then read me a bedtime story.

Thanks awfully.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: frogcrutches on January 08, 2010, 12:58:57 AM



Looking forward to being part of the community

I hope it's not the same as mine. >:(
I get 100 hours board community service every two days.
Bugger. >:(


Young man!  Could I trouble you to polish my brogues and empty my commode - not at the same time, obviously.  While doing your chores, would you be so kind as to sing me a medley of Elvis' Greatest Hits?  And then read me a bedtime story.

Thanks awfully.

No. Bugger off. >:(
Add the hours on, at will. ::)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Sir Robert Peel on January 08, 2010, 01:21:53 AM
I'm going to abolish Community Service and give you a clip around the ear followed by a sound thrashing, Frog.  You'll thank me for it, one day.


As you can see, new members, we are a friendly touchy-feely community where every member, even a delinquent, is valued!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Andy on January 08, 2010, 01:27:13 AM
...valued at the Pound shop, anyhow.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: frogcrutches on January 08, 2010, 01:36:27 AM

I'm going to abolish Community Service and give you a clip around the ear followed by a sound thrashing, Frog.  You'll thank me for it, one day.

You know very well that frog thrashing has been illegal for many years, you old duffer. Please move with the times.
You'll never take me alive, copper.
 >:(


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Anji on January 08, 2010, 11:23:21 AM

Welcome Neil - although I note from your profile that you have been registered since May 08 -I can well understand it taking you so long to pluck up the courage to post in here ;D


Saucy trinket! especially as you are one of The Naughtiest here, Mr Withtheblackdog   :o


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: neil fatea on January 08, 2010, 08:21:27 PM
My god, I seem to have lost a year somewhere. Am i right in thinking this is 2009?


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on January 08, 2010, 08:35:52 PM

My god, I seem to have lost a year somewhere. Am i right in thinking this is 2009?


I may take up smoking again, but only if I could have the herbals as you... lol


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Scallyanglo (Kay) on January 12, 2010, 11:32:56 PM

A very warm welcome to you, new friend.  I understand from our Meeter and Greeter, the lovely Jude, that you are a person of good taste, impeccable manners and an interest in some or all things Talkawhilish.  Excellent news!  Hoorah, hoorah.

My name is Sir Robert Peel.  I am a Global Moderator of this fine debating chamber and talking shop.  I am also an elder statesman of some influence, commanding considerable respect in those who don’t know me very well.  

Put your favourite CD on the gramophone player, kick off your shoes and make yourself comfortable.  
(Not that comfortable!  :o  Please cover yourself up by putting on the dressing gown and slippers provided.  :-[)

Now - can I trouble you to answer a few questions, when you have the inclination, time and patience.  You can answer some, all or none of them, but we look forward to hearing from you soon.

Thanks awfully.   [;-)

Sir Robert Peel
220 years


1.   Who are you and where are you from?

I'm a scally from the north west who may need to keep a watchful eye out for you, Sir Robert! Currently living in north London where I do lots of naughty things including melodeon wrangling & experimental squirrel cuisine ;->

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

It seemed time. I also thought I might be able to vote for Saul Rose & John Jones?

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

I've been in the Red Lion at Cropredy a few times as it is a good stop between London & Rugby Roots and I'm interested in the area 'cos of the Civil War. I know very little about Fairport but I really like Autopsy. The idea of attending the festival by narrow boat is extremely appealing . . . .

4.   What kind of music do you like?

Live Music. Cracking tunes, spine-tingling lyrics, free reeds!

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

Me & Mr Scally managed to sneak into the Bellowhead New Year party disguised as ship rats. There was so much going on but my top moments were Jon Boden dueting with Camille O'Sullivan on 'Fairytale of New York', Saul Rose & Eliza Carthy's 'Gimme Gimme Gimme (a man after midnight)' & Jim Moray's Silent Disco. Major Tom, Death & the Maiden - genius!

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

Telling the Bees - An English Arcanum. Both this and the previous album 'Untie the Wind' create a magical sense of place & power. Trees & birds & bees are the focus for the lyrics - maybe some fungi in there too ;-) I love the sound textures created by all the strings and the bagpipes tunes are a bonus. Both recommended.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. (name of singer) and I will
            sing:  ' ................................'   (name of song)

Oooo. Tricky - but tonight I am June Tabor and I will sing High Germany  . . .  can I do that slow SoH version with Steve Knightley?


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: neil fatea on January 12, 2010, 11:54:57 PM
As the last newbie, may I take the honour of welcoming you to the boards

Any fan of live music and narrow boats would seem to have sussed life


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: AnnieD on January 13, 2010, 10:09:26 AM
Hello Scally Kay, welcome! Lovely to see you here  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Scallyanglo (Kay) on January 13, 2010, 05:54:16 PM
Hi AnnieD & Neil et al!

Yes - don't know why it took me so long to get here! I'm feeling quite at home already :)



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: MikeB (Mike) on January 13, 2010, 06:01:12 PM
Hey Kay! How's it going? Shrewsburying this year?


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Steve with the black dog on January 15, 2010, 11:50:03 PM
Welcome, Scally Kay :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Scallyanglo (Kay) on January 17, 2010, 12:23:58 AM
Might get to Shrewsbury this year having just discovered Richard Shindell is playing (+ point) I've played his stuff regularly since discovering him there in 2007. However, neither John Jones nor Saul Rose appear to feature in a single set  :o (- points)

First stop of the summer looking like Oxford (lots of + points) & then Big Session (unmissable even tho' line up not confirmed yet!)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Shelley on January 17, 2010, 10:08:33 AM
Welcome Kay - nice to see you here as well as in the "other place".


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: gower flower (Shirl) on January 17, 2010, 11:54:33 AM
Welcome Scally Kay! We are, apparently, mostly harmless.  ::) B'head at the South Bank was a bit good, wasn't it?  8)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Maureen on January 17, 2010, 02:15:09 PM
Hello Kay!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Scallyanglo (Kay) on January 17, 2010, 10:25:19 PM
Hello familiar faces! Just back from a beautiful walk on the Ridgeway - saw a fox, lots of deer, falcons (indeterminate), buzzards & ladybirds(?) Called in at Tring in search of beer - I know there's a good brewery there, but sadly couldn't find a pub that sells the beer!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: AnnieD on January 18, 2010, 09:30:19 AM
Kay that story sounds very familiar. We have a great brewery a mile up the road, but nary a pub in town that sells their beer.  ::)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Malcolm on January 18, 2010, 09:40:30 AM
Their website says:
Q - Where can we find your beer locally?
A - We have a number of pubs that sell our beer. The best thing will be to give us a call and we can tell you the nearest one to you.


I once did a 30 mile out and back walk up the GU Canal to Tring, having seen a large pub by Tring Station on previous train journeys. The station is literally miles from the town, and the opposite side from the canal. As we approached the pub, the carpark looked ominously empty and a notice appeared to view saying 'We thank our patrons for their years of support and have retired to Spain'!!!!!





Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Scallyanglo (Kay) on January 18, 2010, 05:55:15 PM

I once did a 30 mile out and back walk up the GU Canal to Tring, having seen a large pub by Tring Station on previous train journeys. The station is literally miles from the town, and the opposite side from the canal. As we approached the pub, the carpark looked ominously empty and a notice appeared to view saying 'We thank our patrons for their years of support and have retired to Spain'!!!!!


Thanks for the story. We parked in the station carpark and saw the beautiful ex-coaching house, now a private home.

It is a sorry site - especially, I imagine, when you are long-distance walking down the Ridgeway towards Tring and you see it in the distance and expectation rises only to be dashed!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Pete in Oxney on January 18, 2010, 06:41:37 PM
Hello Kay, good to see you here.  :) You need to get another three posts in to vote in the Hancocks!

Edited to add:

I just realised my name on here won't mean anything to you, on other forums I'm tallship ...


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Scallyanglo (Kay) on January 18, 2010, 06:54:22 PM

Hello Kay, good to see you here.  :) You need to get another three posts in to vote in the Hancocks!


one :D

Edited to add:

I just realised my name on here won't mean anything to you, on other forums I'm tallship ...


I recognised you - nice to see so many familiar faces here. My pic hasn't been uploaded yet
 edited to include;- ooo - just backtracking through posts & saw you mentioned RMc 'Summer Lightning'. Love it but haven't heard it in years. I only have it on vinyl


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Ollie on January 19, 2010, 05:56:04 PM

Kay that story sounds very familiar. We have a great brewery a mile up the road, but nary a pub in town that sells their beer.  ::)


Is that Potton or Buntingfords? The last I heard the newly re-opened Carpenter's Arms in Great Wilbraham had both.  :)

And welcome Kay, it's nice to see you over here.  [;-)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Pete in Oxney on January 20, 2010, 12:35:48 PM
edited to include;- ooo - just backtracking through posts & saw you mentioned RMc 'Summer Lightning'. Love it but haven't heard it in years. I only have it on vinyl


You will no doubt have seen there's a whole sub forum dedicated to Ralph McTell, I'm a long time fan. I'm now on my third copy of Easy, I wore one vinyl copy out and was just thinking about recording the second copy onto CD when I discovered there was an official release and bought it (along with many others to replace my vinyl collection). I reckon he's done quite well out of me over the years!  8)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Scallyanglo (Kay) on January 21, 2010, 12:29:07 PM
Hi Ollie!

Haven't got into the RMc sub forum yet - but I will!

We have a brilliant hi-fi emporium (with coffee) just down the road. They have all sorts of cool original 'record players' as well as posh new stuff. And records! I spotted & bought 'No Reels' by Old Swan Band - so I am now committed to buying something (cheap!) to play it.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Big T (Trevor) on January 25, 2010, 11:49:49 PM
Hi
Here is something about me:

1.   Who are you and where are you from?    
      I'm Trevor from York.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?            
      I came across it last year when people were talking about who was going to be on at Cropredy.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
      How long have you got? In 1969 Unhalfbricking was the first LP I ever bought. Have been to Cropredy for the last 5 years.

4.   What kind of music do you like?
      Fairport, RMcT, Kate Rusby, Queen, Snow Patrol, Muse, Neil Young and many many more.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?
      Eliza Carthy in Pocklington - Excellent (as ever)

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
      Chris Wood - Handmade Life. Bought when we saw him at the NCEM in York.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. (name of singer) and I will
            sing:  ' ................................'   (name of song)
      That is just too hard to answer - how can I narrow it down to one.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Lubiloo (Lorna) on January 26, 2010, 06:51:56 PM
Welcome Big T, hope you enjoy being here as much as I & many others do. Look forward to reading more soon. All the best.  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: neil fatea on January 27, 2010, 12:01:11 AM
Welcome, look forward to chewin' the fat on a topic or two  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Geoff Vince on January 27, 2010, 06:11:58 PM
Many thanks for the warm welcome, Sir Robert.....!

My name is Geoff Vince. I'm 62, married with two grown-up sons (both musicians), and I live in Surrey.

I first heard about TalkAwhile through the Bulletin Board on Peter Knight's website. As a result, I had been "looking in" on the TalkAwhile site for a month or two with a view to joining, liked what I saw, and here I am....!

As far as Fairport Convention are concerned, all I can say is that they have formed part of my musical education ever since they released their early albums "Liege and Leif" and "What we did on our Holidays". I've yet to see them playing "live", though - a visit to Cropredy is still on the agenda....!

As a guitar player myself, I've been interested in all kinds of music - including the folk and traditional genres - for as long as I can remember. My interest in the guitar meant that I was particularly influenced by musicians such as Davy Graham, Bert Jansch, John Renbourn and Stefan Grossman. In the old days, I was a frequent visitor to the "Les Cousins" folk club in London, catching performances there by, among others, Jackson C Frank and John Martyn. My CD collection now is pretty wide-ranging; it's not exclusively folk/traditional but I do enjoy listening to
good melodeon and fiddle playing.

The great thing about traditional music for me is that if anyone should decide to go to, say, a Steeleye Span or Feast of Fiddles gig, the odds are that it won't be long before they get introduced to the music which many of the musicians in those bands are making as individuals. Through those two bands alone, I've discovered the music of Peter Knight's Gigspanner, Chris Leslie, Phil Beer, Ian Cutler, Ken Nicol, the Albion Band - the list goes on! I'd have to say that the band I listen to most these days is probably Feast of Fiddles, closely followed by Peter Knight's Gigspanner.

The last gig I went to was Steeleye Span's Epsom Playhouse gig in November, which was absolutely brilliant. Prior to that, nearly all of the gigs I went to last year were those of Gigspanner - a band which I can't recommend highly enough.

The last CD I bought was actually two CDs at the same time - Phil Beer's "Rhythm Methodist" and Chris Leslie's "The Flow". Both wonderful.

The piece of music which has always inspired me the most in the folk/traditional genre, and which I would love to play with the band (given the chance!), is Fairport's "Come All Ye". Just fabulous...!

I seem to have rambled on a bit so I'd better shut up now - hopefully we'll talk again one day!





Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: richardkendell on January 27, 2010, 06:38:01 PM

Many thanks for the warm welcome, Sir Robert.....!

 My interest in the guitar meant that I was particularly influenced by musicians such as....... Davy Graham, Bert Jansch, John Renbourn and Stefan Grossman. In the old days, I was a frequent visitor to the "Les Cousins" folk club in London, catching performances there by, among others, Jackson C Frank and John Martyn. .......


Obviously a man of refined taste! Wasn't Jackson C Frank great in the 60s?


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Malcolm on January 28, 2010, 09:56:56 AM

 I've yet to see them playing "live", though - a visit to Cropredy is still on the agenda....!




There is the small matter of the Winter Tour to be taken on board first. See FC website for details (probably The Maltings Farnham if you're in Surrey)

Welcome to TAW.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Geoff Vince on January 28, 2010, 07:51:05 PM
Hi Malcolm and thank you for your welcome.....

I've taken a look at FC's "Wintour" dates and, as you say, Farnham would certainly be "do-able" for me. Another possibility would be their Tunbridge Wells gig, which is roughly the same distance (I saw Gigspanner there last year).

Many thanks once again for your welcome - and for the helpful information!

All the best for now.

Geoff


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Geoff Vince on January 29, 2010, 01:05:23 PM


Obviously a man of refined taste! Wasn't Jackson C Frank great in the 60s?


Hi Richard - I'd have to agree with you that JCF was one of the greats. He was a brilliant singer/songwriter and a fine guitar player as well. I recently managed to acquire an excellent anthology of his on CD which includes all of the tracks from his Blues Run the Game album and much more besides. Also included are some very informative sleeve notes giving a really good insight into the man and his music, as well as a very evocative description of the "Cousins" scene at that time - great days...........!

A pleasure to have made your acquaintance, Richard.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Dave Brzeski on February 22, 2010, 11:21:43 AM
1.   Who are you and where are you from?

I'm Dave Brzeski & I am living proof that there is indeed sentient life in Peterborough

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

I've been on the Fairport Internet mailing list for years & have been meaning to get around to having a look at this forum for ages. Finally got around to it.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

See above. First saw them live..... actually, I can't remember, but if anyone has access to details of all the winter tours, it was the Peterborough Wirrina Stadium & it was definitely before my first Cropredy in 1992.

4.   What kind of music do you like?

I've worked fpr the last 25 plus years in a second hand record shop. My tastes are wide & far reaching. Folk & folk-rock, obviously.... plus psychedelia, progressive rock, jazz, blues, world, experimental etc etc.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

Cropredy 2009. Too old, fat & lazy to get to as many gigs as I should.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

I buy more CDs than most people would consider sane. I am the guy who can be seen struggling back from the Cropredy bootsale with anything up to 300 CDs every year. I think the most recent were Jason Steel & The Owl Service's most recent releases. They came in the same package. It could also have been Tiny Tin Lady's 2nd CD, 'Ridiculous Bohemians', which I had resisted, intending to pick it up at a gig to maximise the artists share of the money, but since I rarely get to gigs I gave up & ordered it at last. I would recommend all of them without reservation.

Actually, the last two CDs I bought, were through this very forum since I joined last night, but since they haven't arrived yet they don't count.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Roky Erickson and I will
            sing:  ' I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)'. Tomorrow night it will be something completely different, as it will the night after that.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Bob Barrows on February 22, 2010, 11:57:20 AM
Roky Erikson singing I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night .... having a little difficulty conjuring up that image. Will you have the guy playing the electic jug providing percussion?  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Dave Brzeski on February 22, 2010, 12:05:14 PM

Roky Erikson singing I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night .... having a little difficulty conjuring up that image. Will you have the guy playing the electic jug providing percussion?  ;D


Hey, if one is going to embarrass oneself with the state of one's memory, best to get it out of the way early don't you think? Maybe I was just Pushing Too Hard!* Would have been good though wouldn't it? Thinking about it, I can't say I can actually remember the name of the Electric Prunes' vocalist at that time.

* Yes, I do know that one was Sky Saxon & The Seeds, but I couldn't make 'You're Gonna Miss me' fit the context. LOL


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Bob Barrows on February 22, 2010, 12:14:01 PM


Roky Erikson singing I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night .... having a little difficulty conjuring up that image. Will you have the guy playing the electic jug providing percussion?  ;D


Hey, if one is going to embarrass oneself with the state of one's memory, best to get it out of the way early don't you think? Maybe I was just Pushing Too Hard! Would have been good though wouldn't it? Thinking about it, I can't say I can actually remember the name of the Electric Prunes' vocalist at that time.
;D Great first post. I can see the seeds of a brilliant TAW career taking root.  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: MikeB (Mike) on February 22, 2010, 12:31:39 PM
Hey Dave! Nice to see you venturing into the strange world of TAW!

Whose turn is it to bring the whisky this year?


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Andy on February 22, 2010, 12:32:31 PM

Whose turn is it to bring the whisky this year?


That'd be everyone, Mike. ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Rob Anthony on March 15, 2010, 02:26:25 AM
Hi,

I'm that wierd guy that stands to one side, singing along so loud I get strange looks from the band!  Everyone else ignores me, though!

Well, I used to stand - I have to sit down, these days.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Matt_Bentley on April 14, 2010, 03:50:32 PM
Hmmmm... I just spent an hour thoroughly answering all the questions from the first post, and it lost them all when I tried to place my post.

Bum rats.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Matt_Bentley on April 14, 2010, 03:52:56 PM
I shall try again...


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Matt_Bentley on April 14, 2010, 04:07:52 PM
1.   Who are you and where are you from?

I’m Matt Bentley. I’m originally from Burnley, but now I live in sunny Leeds.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

I was looking for a general national folk forum to try to arrange gigs, meet folky people and have a lovely time. I know from looking about that this forum started with some specifics, but it appears to have grown into something thriving and wide ranging, so I figured “what the heck.”

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

I’ve been a fan of Richard Thompson for years, but could probably do with a bit of educating in the ways of The Fairport Convention if I’m honest.

4.   What kind of music do you like?

This is a really wide ranging question for me, as I’m quite picky with the specific artists I listen to, but quite eclectic in scope with regard to genre:
Folk:- Pretty contemporary really; people like Richard Thompson. For more Americanised stuff, I like Loudon Wainwright, Joni Mitchell, M. Ward, tom Waits etc. I also recently discovered a band called First Aid Kit, who’re great.
Rock:- I’ve always been fond of REM. I also like some of the older stuff too; The Rolling Stones, The Beatles – ranging through to things like Black Sabbath and Led Zepplin.
Dance / Electro:- Stuff like La Roux, Le Rhythm Digital, MGMT, DJ Shadow, Asian Dub Foundation, DJ Hype etc.
Metal:- Pantera, RATM etc, through to really horrible stuff like Cryptopsy.
Local:- I try to support and listen to local acts as much as possible. I can recommend a lot of my mates such as ChickenHawk (rock/metal), The Afternoon Gentlemen (grindcore), Jon Gomm (acoustic impresario), Liz Reynolds (country acoustic), Sam Airey (contemporary folk), Giles Winterton (soul and folk)…

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

The biggest festival I’ve been to was probably Leeds Fest in 2000. I was a mere boy back then, and didn’t have a great time, as I had a gippy tummy. After that I vowed never to attend another festival until I was playing it, had my own backstage area to chill in, had band only toilets, and could stay in a hotel.
I managed this in 2008 when my band (a metal band… erk, I know, but don’t worry, my stuff is very laid back and folky) played a festival in the Czech Republic to 4500 people. That was an amazing experience.
The biggest acoustic gig I’ve done recently was while supporting First Aid kit in Leeds. It was lovely, and the headline act were brilliant.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

Jon Gomm – Don’t Panic. I’d definitely recommend it, as Jon is not only a scholar and a gentleman, but also one of the most gifted guitarists alive today. No joke.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer “Richard Thompson” (name of singer) and I will
            sing:  “Beeswing” (name of song)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: neil fatea on April 22, 2010, 11:37:28 PM
Matt,

apologies for the delay in replying. I look forward to meeting you on the boards and getting the drinks in when you're in the Arms

Welcome

Neil


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Matt_Bentley on May 10, 2010, 11:33:37 AM

Matt,

apologies for the delay in replying. I look forward to meeting you on the boards and getting the drinks in when you're in the Arms

Welcome

Neil


Cheers Neil; hopefully there'll be much chatting abound :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: H (Heather Smith) on May 26, 2010, 12:34:27 PM
1.   Who are you and where are you from?

I'm H, well okay I was Christened Heather, but please don't call me that - the only times I get called that is when I'm working or in trouble, or both.  Usually both, come to think of it.  I'm Derbyshire born an' Derbyshire bred.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

I was browsing the web for Fairport related sites and found you.  I joined because I wanted to thank the people that had posted clips in the Fairport-related You Tube videos thread, seeing as I'd enjoyed them so much.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

Fairport are probably, on balance my favourite band, but I wouldn't claim to be any sort of expert!  This year will be my first Cropredy

4.   What kind of music do you like?

All sorts.  I tend to prefer something reasonably up-tempo, and I like to be able to hear the lyrics (although I have extremely dodgy hearing, so lyrics that sound clear as a bell to most people can be unintelligible to me)

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

Err, did I mention a rather dodgy memory?  Oh wait, actually it would be Hastings Jack in the Green on May Day.  An excellent day out, I attend every year.  Drums, morris men, dancers, bands and lots of beer.  To quote a mate "Christmas Day?  Nah, best time of the year is 1300 on May Day, on George St, just outside the Anchor Inn".

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

Err, did I mention the memory thing?  I *think* it was Oysterband's The Shouting End of Life.  Would I recommend it, very much so, if you like your folk with a punk edge and politics mixed in.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. (name of singer) and I will
            sing:  ' ................................'   (name of song)

You want rain?  No, seriously, I have the most god-awful singing voice known to man. It has been known to cause the ears of dogs 3 miles away to bleed.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Malcolm on May 26, 2010, 12:39:21 PM

  I'm Derbyshire born an' Derbyshire bred.


Don't worry, no-one on here would be so rude as to complete that rhyme!!! ( A pal of mine's from there, so I know it)  ;D

PS  Welcome, by the way :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: H (Heather Smith) on May 26, 2010, 12:43:11 PM


  I'm Derbyshire born an' Derbyshire bred.


Don't worry, no-one on here would be so rude as to complete that rhyme!!! ( A pal of mine's from there, so I know it)  ;D

PS  Welcome, by the way :)


Ah, but a true native knows that the last line isn't an insult - 'wick' is local slang for quick. :P

Thanks for the welcome!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Big Dave on May 26, 2010, 12:58:31 PM
Nowt wrong wi' abein 'wick in yed lass, I should know  ;) (Strong in th' arm as well!)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: H (Heather Smith) on May 26, 2010, 01:09:32 PM

Nowt wrong wi' abein 'wick in yed lass, I should know  ;) (Strong in th' arm as well!)


Ah, a fellow countyman.  Excellent news.  Bet your place is a bit quieter now Gattis' mob have moved out!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: gower flower (Shirl) on May 26, 2010, 01:30:42 PM
A new Talkawhiler, and a Cropredy virgin to boot! Excellent news  ;D

A warm welcome to you, H. I hope you will make yourself known to us at the cricket Pavilion at Thursday lunchtime, 12th August.  We are (as we often claim) mostly harmless.  ::)



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Big Dave on May 26, 2010, 01:31:57 PM
nah, still as daft as ever H, I don't why they bothered writing a script and hiring actors etc.  They could have just sent the camera crew and made a documentary over a months period especially at full moon, would have been even funnier!!!!!!  ;D ;D Welcome to the madhouse BTW


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: H (Heather Smith) on May 26, 2010, 01:51:09 PM


A warm welcome to you, H. I hope you will make yourself known to us at the cricket Pavilion at Thursday lunchtime, 12th August.  We are (as we often claim) mostly harmless.  ::)


I certainly intent to, assuming I can find it.  Which is by no means a given, you are talking to someone capable of getting lost in the village she's lived in all her life...

Thanks Dave  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: folk fan jimmy on July 30, 2010, 09:34:09 AM
I'm James/Jimmy, and from North Wales.

I signed up for talkawhile after stumbling on it a few days ago when googling for... umm, yeah. I actually have no recollection, despite it being about 12 hours ago. This is impressively poor even by my standards. Some young folk artist I saw at Warwick, probably.

I saw FC a few months ago at Shrewsbury playing an acoustic set in Theatre Severn and really enjoyed it, have never been to Cropredy but hope to get there at some point over the next couple of years.

I love lots of different types of music, mainly folk (particularly Irish) and country.

Went to Warwick over the weekend - great fun, especially the amazing Maz O'Connor, who I saw three times and just kept getting better, Tri/Niamh Boadle, great group and met Niamh who was lovely, and Jackie Oates, who I was at uni with but haven't seen for years. Oh, and Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts played Hunter Man for me - fantastic!

Picked up several CDs at Warwick, Jackie Oates' Hyperboreans, Maz O'Connor's sampler, and the 2 4Square albums - would all be high recommendations.

I've changed my mind on the singing one at least 7 times over the past 30 minutes so have finally given up!

Good to be here everyone. :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Big Dave on July 30, 2010, 10:30:03 AM
You do realise of, that your life will never be the same again now dont you? Don't say I didn't warn you..... ;D ;D On the other hand, I dare say you're big enough and daft enough to cope!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on July 30, 2010, 02:48:20 PM
Hello there Jimmy. You are guaranteed a warm welcome here. Please do join in. As the old saying goes, the more you put in, the more you get back...


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Viv G on July 30, 2010, 05:05:38 PM
hi Jimmy,
Good to "meet" you :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: folk fan jimmy on July 31, 2010, 08:15:28 PM
Thanks for the welcome everyone!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: martin driver on August 04, 2010, 12:06:52 PM
Hello and welcome Jimmy.
Very glad you enjoyed the Warwick festival, quite a few Talkawhilers including myself are regulars there, so perhaps we will have the opportunity to meet you at next years event.
Also hope you are able to get down to Cropredy in the not too distant, you'll find it really is a special place, once you have sampled the atmosphere, you'll not want to be anywhere else come the second weekend of August each year.

Great to have you aboard the good ship Talkawhile


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Dizzy Sue on August 04, 2010, 05:50:08 PM
Well Hello!!!

My name is Sue, some of my friends call me Dizzy, probably because I am!

I am originally from West Bromwich but now live in Great Wyrley, Staffs.

I have joined Talkawhile after being recommended to do so by my friend 'Red Shoes' Carolyn who I have known for more years than I care to admit to!

I will be attending Cropredy FOR THE FIRST TIME!! this year and am very excited at the prospect!

I like all sorts of music from Ave Maria to the Ace of Spades - music is my drug.  I love singing and playing the guitar.

The last gig I attended was my own - you will have to ask the audience what it was like!

The last CD I bought was for my Mum - it was 'The Times They Are A-Changin'' (Ian Campbell Folk Group)

and as for my all time favourite singer....I will give it due consideration Sir Robert and get back to you  ;)

Can't wait for Cropredy to meet new people and hopefully make new friends  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Big Dave on August 04, 2010, 05:54:08 PM

Well Hello!!!

My name is Sue, some of my friends call me Dizzy, probably because I am!

I am originally from West Bromwich but now live in Great Wyrley, Staffs.

I have joined Talkawhile after being recommended to do so by my friend 'Red Shoes' Carolyn who I have known for more years than I care to admit to!

I will be attending Cropredy FOR THE FIRST TIME!! this year and am very excited at the prospect!

I like all sorts of music from Ave Maria to the Ace of Spades - music is my drug.  I love singing and playing the guitar.

The last gig I attended was my own - you will have to ask the audience what it was like!

The last CD I bought was for my Mum - it was 'The Times They Are A-Changin'' (Ian Campbell Folk Group)

and as for my all time favourite singer....I will give it due consideration Sir Robert and get back to you  ;)

Can't wait for Cropredy to meet new people and hopefully make new friends  :)

Welcome, as Caz will have told you we are an extremly likeable, kind and considerate bunch of people and you will have fun here.  Just watch out for that fat Billy, he is a scoundrel but you will get used to him (I find it best to ignore him actually) Mines a pint of Old Hookie at the Pavillion next Thursday lunchtime.  ;)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Addie on August 04, 2010, 05:57:13 PM
Another member to the West Midlands crew, bostin!!  :D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Dizzy Sue on August 04, 2010, 06:22:14 PM
Thank you for your welcomes  :) I am starting to recognise a few faces now - Caz introduced me to a few people on another 'well known social networking site' Aha!!

It will be nice to meet you all in person!  I am sure we are all not one inch square and two dimensional as our profile pics would suggest lol!

 :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: martin driver on August 04, 2010, 06:29:55 PM

Thank you for your welcomes  :) I am starting to recognise a few faces now - Caz introduced me to a few people on another 'well known social networking site' Aha!!

It will be nice to meet you all in person!  I am sure we are all not one inch square and two dimensional as our profile pics would suggest lol!

 :)

Hello Sue and welcome, any friend of Mark & Carolyn is OK by me. Have a great time at Cropredy


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Red Shoes (Caz+Mark) on August 04, 2010, 07:28:28 PM


Thank you for your welcomes  :) I am starting to recognise a few faces now - Caz introduced me to a few people on another 'well known social networking site' Aha!!

It will be nice to meet you all in person!  I am sure we are all not one inch square and two dimensional as our profile pics would suggest lol!

 :)

Hello Sue and welcome, any friend of Mark & Carolyn is OK by me. Have a great time at Cropredy


Lovely lady and look forward to introducing you all to her at the bar at Crop :)

C x


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Damian from Pressgang on August 05, 2010, 05:21:33 PM
Hi all. I am slowly getting the hang of this forum I think, and it is very exciting to see and read the thoughts of so many folk rock fans. I have always been a big Steeleye fan. The great thing about the internet is the way one can get in touch with others with similar interests all over the world, I feel it is giving new life to those of us who aren't really into the "mainstream" and this makes it easier to support a wider range of tastes and cultures. I am someone who is now getting into songs from regional languages and finding out bands and artists doing that is fascinating.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: GubGub (Al) on August 05, 2010, 05:35:08 PM
Great to have you here Damian. I have been following your band for many years and remember some fantastic gigs when I had close connections to Reading. Happy to hear you are active again.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on August 05, 2010, 05:59:08 PM
HI Damien. You'll probably very much enjoy it in here...


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Swamp Donkey (Keith) on August 08, 2010, 07:21:21 PM
Hello all, My name is Keith and I've been a board member since August 2004 but only just plucked up enough courage to start posting and adding my Avatar (hopefully Colin will sort me out).

I will try to answer Sir Robert Peel's questions so you can get to know me.

1. My name is Keith (I already said that) an I reside in the sunny hills of Bedfordshire. (hills?)
2. I joined Talkawhile because I love all things Fairport.
3. I was introduced to Fairport by a mate in 1984. I first attended my first Cropredy Festival in 1985 and never looked back. This year will be my 14th year and I have seen and met the Chaps on many a winter tour.
4. I like Rock, Folk, Folk/Rock, Blues & Prog Rock.
5. The last gig I went to, a couple of months ago, was an young upcoming blues guitarist called Matt Schofield (and his band).
6. The last CD I bought was Carole King Tapestry, after reading somewhere on Talkawhile when someone recommend it. It did not disappoint! (or was it Fame and Glory by FC & Co, also very good)
7. Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Sandy Denny and I will sing: ' Fotheringay' . It's just so haunting, gives me goose pimples every time. RT guitar is so perfect.  

I hope my avatar is up before Wednesday so you could recognize me at the bar.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Zoe on August 08, 2010, 07:24:55 PM
Hello Keith ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Metro96 (Keith) on August 08, 2010, 07:34:17 PM
Welcome Keith (oh no not another one) ;)
Come & see us at the bar. You will get a warm welcome & a beer (temperature of your choice).  [;-)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Swamp Donkey (Keith) on August 10, 2010, 08:32:17 AM
Thank you for the welcomes. (Still no avatar up yet)

I look forwards to seeing you all in that Sunny field  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Mister Keith on August 10, 2010, 12:14:03 PM

Welcome Keith (oh no not another one) ;)



Excuse me???   :o



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Suzi H on August 17, 2010, 11:39:59 PM

1) Hi! My name's Suzi, and I live in Ingleby Barwick, Stockton on Tees, with 10 yr old daughter, 4 cats, a husky malamute that thinks it's a chiahuahua, two rabbits, a guinea pig, a canary and a husband called Kev (who has also just signed up). I'm a teacher and education manager in a men's prison here in the north east, and also freelance as a writer.  In my spare time I sing in a group with Kev. Oh, and fire breathe, but not usually all at the same time.
2)I joined up here because I'd meant to visit bloomin' yonks ago, didn't get round to it, then got a nudge by reading the nice write-up in this year's Cropredy programme
3) I was introduced to Fairport by my husband - he's got a 22-year head start on me, so was into all of this before I was even in existence. I've always liked folk music, and it was one of the things that brought us together.  Six years ago we decided to give this funny little festival that no one had ever heard of a go, and that was it, really. There was no escape.
4) Apart from folk, I also love country, rock, classical, and also pop. Jazz is about the only thing I still can't get my ears around!
5) Cropredy was my last gig, but I also recently saw Seth Lakeman at the Hartlepool Tall Ships, and Scissor Sisters at the Brixton Academy. I plan to kidnap Jake Shears as a pet.
6) Last CDs I bought were Bellowhead's 'Burlesque', The Best of Jackson Browne, and 'This is War' by 30 Seconds to Mars
7) Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be Richard Thompson, and I'll be singing 'Beeswing' (the guitar melts me every single time!)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Shelley on August 18, 2010, 12:43:38 AM
Hi Suzi and welcome!  You most be the only TAWer I've met "in the real" before meeting you on here!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Dave.P on August 18, 2010, 09:43:52 AM
helllo suzi ... nice to see you ;D

Welcome to our little band united by a field in Oxfordshire  [;-) {:-)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Big Martin on August 18, 2010, 01:20:50 PM
Hello from another new member. To answer the questions:

1. My name is (rather obviously) Martin. I live just north of the South Gloucestershire boundary with Bristol where I work as an insurance underwriter. Having had my little brother and his new, Texan, wife just move out (but only as far as my late parents' house next door) I'm rattling around a nice 50s semi and doing what I want and playing music wherever I go from my streaming system.
2. I've been meaning to join up here for years but I saw the article in the R2 I picked up at Cropredy and thought "right".
3. I first saw Fairport back in the 70s at the Colston Hall during the "Rising For The Moon" tour and have seen them on and off and individually over the years. I finally got to Cropredy in 2007 after years of it clashing with something or not being able to get the time off. Now I've got the 2011 dates in the office holiday planner already!
4. I'm an old "prog rock" fan (Jethro Tull being my favourite) that drifted into folk rolk and then folk over the years - although, if you saw my CD collection, you might appreciate that I'll listen to pretty much anything from Corelli to Coldplay.
5. The last gig I went to was Cropredy.
6. I rather stocked up with new CDs by some of the acts at Cropredy, plus I've been filling the gaps in my June Tabor collection with cheap secondhand purchases on Amazon.
7. Tonight, as the choir I sing with is on its summer break, I'll be singing along with Simon Nicol as I upload the Simon & Swarb CDs I bought onto my music streaming system.  


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Mark Lavallee on August 20, 2010, 09:10:59 PM
Another newbie here, and my answers are:

1.   My name, obviously is Mark.  I live in Los Angeles, Hawthorne to be precise, birthplace of The Beach Boys and Marilyn Monroe!  I'm 37, I play the drums (my band is called Lands End), I've got a wonderful wife and child who I've managed to convert into Fairport fans (somewhat!)

2.   I've been lurking for a bit now, figured I'd best join up and contribute.

3.   I'm familiar with Fairport's catalog, own and cherish it all, I discovered the band when I saw them open for Tull in '87.  I'd LOVE to make it out to Cropredy someday but it certainly seems unlikely.

4.   A bit of everything.  I'm a big Deadhead, discovered Fairport through my love of Progressive Rock, grew up in the 70s obsessed with Kiss, went through my 80s Smiths/The Cure period, a bit of this, a bit of that, if it's good I like it.  I've got thousands of CDs, I live music.

5.   Last gig I attended was Rush in Las Vegas on Saturday, the show was great but shortly before I left my 6 year old son came down with a very high fever so I was getting updated texts throughout the show on his condition.  Great show but bad circumstances!

6.   I just ordered Lark In The Morning and A Parcel of Steeleye Span after reading about them on here!  Haven't come in yet.  Will be ordering Another Parcel when funds permit.  Last thing I got in the mail was a Nina Simone comp that has 3 live albums and it's wonderful.

7.    “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Peter Hammill and I will
            sing:  'A Louse Is Not A Home'



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Anji on August 20, 2010, 11:55:32 PM
“Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Peter Hammill and I will
            sing:  'A Louse Is Not A Home' "


Sometimes it's very scary here ......

Huzzah - and Welcome aBoard   :D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Jim W on August 21, 2010, 06:04:44 PM
And another one.... :)

I'm Jim, and I've lived in a few places over the years - mostly Notts, then Hull, then Guildford, now Brighton.

I joined Talkawhile because it seems to be a friendly community full of people who like good music. Couldn't think of a better place to share experiences about Cropredy, find out about gigs and new bands etc...

I was introduced to Fairport / Steeleye / Tull / Home Service by my parents and relatives when I was wee and have loved the music ever since. My parents have both been in morris / clog sides at various points. I've only been to Cropredy 3 times - once in 1995 when I was 15, once a couple of years later and then again this year when I introduced my girlfriend Angie to it all.

I think I have a pretty diverse taste in music. I'm a fan of mid-90's hip hop, of electronica and jazzy stuff like Massive Attack, Bonobo and the Cinematic Orchestra and all sorts of other things. Not forgetting the obvious!

Last gig I went to was Cropredy this year. In fact I feel quite sad in saying that I still have the wristband on :) Off the back of Cropredy we're going to see Little Johnny England in October - really enjoyed their set!

The CD I'm buying imminently is A Tournament of Shadows by LJE, and yes I would heartily recommend it (you can find it on Spotify).

Great to meet you all, and here's to a mutual love of beards, tankards and all things folk!





Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan Ewart on August 21, 2010, 06:40:02 PM
1.   Who are you and where are you from?  

:D  Hi, everyone, I'm Alan and I live in Broadstone Dorset, I am of course an incomer as I have only lived here for 26 years.  Prior to that I was in the Navy and way way back belong that I was a snotty wee boy in Belfast.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

I managed to get to Cropredy last week and enjoyed it so much I wanted to have a chat with like minded people.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

I have been a fairport and RT fan for some time now, though I do have eclectic tastes.  I have been intending to go to cropredy for many years and finally managed it.  I was stunned.  the best festival I have ever attended.

4.   What kind of music do you like?

Oooh, I like most things, every thing from Fairport to the Pistols, though I have a very very soft spot for singer songwriters, especially things like RT, Neil young, His Royal Bobness (Dylan) Van Morrison, Springsteen etc.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

Well Cropredy of course which was awesome, but the previous weekend I went to a smaller festival near home.  It was Endorse it in Dorset at Sixpenny Handley.  It was a great weekend which was heavy on punk and Ska.  The whole family had a great time but I confess I wasn't too thrilled with the Rave and Urban 'music' which was belting out to 6am.  It was only the cider that ensured I survived.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

I have been on a spree this week as a result of Cropredy.  I have bought Garden of Eden and short time on earth by Leetherat (highly recommended), evolved by Martin Joseph, Gift by Eliza Carthy and Norma Waterson, Merchants and Thieves by Sandi Thom & The life of Birds by David Rotheray.  I have thoroughly enjoyed all of them....

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Van Morrison (name of singer) and I will
            sing:  ' The Streets of Arklow, from 'Veedon Fleece'   (name of song)



Thanks for listening

Alan


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Sir Robert Peel on August 21, 2010, 09:05:11 PM
Good evening to Alan, Mark and Jim and thank you for taking the time and trouble to introduce yourselves.  I like you already!  Do, please, wander into the other Cropredy topics and give us your thoughts, when you have a few minutes or half a day to spare.  

Incidentally.  I've got the CCTV cameras trained on the Talkawhile entrance and can see all you lurkers hesitating at the doorstep.  (Yes, you madam, wearing the beanie hat and jim-jams.  And you, sir, in your Thwaites brewery t-shirt and jockeys!)  Our little community thrives on new members, fresh from Cropredy, and we will be most disappointed if you don't show youselves.  We want to hear from you, please.

Can I ask you to remove muddy boots, keep dogs on leads and leave your flags outside.  

Thanks awfully



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Philip W on August 21, 2010, 09:09:09 PM

2. I've been meaning to join up here for years but I saw the article in the R2 I picked up at Cropredy and thought "right".


Now that's what I like to hear. Welcome, Martin.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: johnp on August 27, 2010, 10:11:26 AM
I tend to come and lurk around here for a few weeks after Cropredy every year.  This is the first time I've spotted this thread so I thought I'd say hello.

1.   Who are you and where are you from?

I'm John, I'm 42 years old and I live in Abingdon (Oxon, not Virginia)

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

I'm a steward at Cropredy and I joined (a while ago) because I enjoy reading peoples opinions and looking at the photos in the weeks following the festival.  I'll probably disappear soon and start logging in again next August.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

I've worked at Cropredy for the last eight or nine years (not sure).  I work as a pit steward - I'm the really tall and slightly miserable looking one (it's just how my face is in repose - feel free to come and say hello, I'm probably in a better mood than I look like I am).  The rest of the year I work in an office, Cropredy is a sort of working holiday.

You can't really come to Cropredy every year without ending up knowing quite a bit about Fairport.  I have Liege and Lief on CD, bought after the Liege and Lief set a few years ago.  I'm a big admirer of RT, I just wish he'd bring an electric guitar more often :).

4.   What kind of music do you like?

I have pretty broad tastes - Jansch to Prodigy, Scruggs to Gorrillaz,  Orff to Zappa, I can get something out of everything bar the most bland of manufactured pop.  I play in a band and dabble in guitar, banjo, dobro, lap steel, ukelele.  I pretty much live for music, truth be told.  And motorbikes.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

Er, that'd be Cropredy this year then.  Despite the weather this year was one of the most enjoyable Cropredys I've been to.  The Dixie Bee Liners and Bellowhead were my favourite acts on this year.  Because I go every year anyhoo I don't tend to look at the bill too much beforehand, every year there are unexpected gems.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

Genuine Negro Jig by the Carolina Chocolate Drops, recommended.  I'm waiting for Susanville by DBLs to turn up.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be Jake Thackeray and I will
            sing:  'It Was Only A Gypsy'


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Mrs Stick (Sue) on August 29, 2010, 05:17:34 PM

A very warm welcome to you, new friend.  I understand from our Meeter and Greeter, the lovely Jude, that you are a person of good taste, impeccable manners and an interest in some or all things Talkawhilish.  Excellent news!  Hoorah, hoorah.

My name is Sir Robert Peel.  I am a Global Moderator of this fine debating chamber and talking shop.  I am also an elder statesman of some influence, commanding considerable respect in those who don’t know me very well.  

Put your favourite CD on the gramophone player, kick off your shoes and make yourself comfortable.  
(Not that comfortable!  :o  Please cover yourself up by putting on the dressing gown and slippers provided.  :-[)

Now - can I trouble you to answer a few questions, when you have the inclination, time and patience.  You can answer some, all or none of them, but we look forward to hearing from you soon.

1.   Who are you and where are you from?

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

4.   What kind of music do you like?

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. (name of singer) and I will
            sing:  ' ................................'   (name of song)

Thanks awfully.   [;-)

Sir Robert Peel
220 years


My name is Sue and I'm married to Nick the Stick (for my sins)
Nick wanted me to join so he didn't have to keep quoting me.
I bought my first Fairport album when i was 11 and I've been to Cropredy 19 times
Steeleye/RT/SoH/Seth Lakeman/Bellowhead
Cropredy - brilliant
Downloaded Kitty Jay - Yes
Tonight, Sir Robert i am going to be Maddy Prior and I'm going to sing 'Blackleg Miner'


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Polly Oxford (Andie) on August 31, 2010, 02:31:43 PM
You hardly count - you've been a virtual memeber for years, go on, admit it! ;)
Good to hear from you, perhaps we'll bump into each other somewhere on the south coast?


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Mark Woolnough on October 05, 2010, 11:52:17 AM
Oh by and by i am of the Carlislian clan ,i join in the motivation to network .Networking is my endeavour as i have collaborated with people afar and do so long to have meetings with them ...but they are just too dam far in the traveling .Too much water to tread and not enough paddle in me left as the Americas are too distant a land .No i look for something closer a field .What a good thing to have a spell check by the way as i am a tad dyslexic and am in the use of it already .
I'm afraid the fairport convention seem a little unfamiliar to me but have i heard of a group by that name ,no,i think that to be fairport attraction .Cropready i believe to be a gathering but no more so i am afraid i am loose with the knowledge of them both .Sure to be filled in i hope .
Music i lean to story telling and find no better than an acoustic to do so .But the world does not provide space enough to hold my likes in music .I like it all ,if it sounds good to me  :).
Oh my word i have a disabling lower anatomy and do not frequent too often ,a house mouse i have been called .I did however attend a good bash at Manchester about 7 years ago where Bob Dylan and his band played .What a grand affair it was .The thing that was missing was another artist i would love to see called Niel Young ..maybe even one or two English men lol ..but great he was not to mention his band .
So alas i don't go to many for i don't know of many that would keep my arthritis warm .I favour the more intimate occasions as opposed to the open air .
Oh my buying Cd's i haven't done for sometimes there is so much free music to get through nowadays what with my own playing and practicing i have an admittance that i have not done so for more than my memories ability .I do however have boxes and boxes of the things that take up so much space they are under beds at the minuet ( company for the dust mites you understand ) .

Now i am very much on the spot to single one out but i do believe that i would say myself for fear of the political police and i would sing my own song Always look up that i will not impart with until a future time as i feel more comfortable with my relationships but i tell one secret ..That Blind Willie Mctell of Dylan's is a hoot of a work .
I look to singers who are not of the elegant type although i do appreciate perfection .I look to those who have found a quirk and just sing their songs as they do .
Neil Young said he started howling on stage one day and was asked what he was doing afterwards .....he said he didn't know it just felt right .That was the start of his singing career .

Ok so for enough of the speaking for fear of having too much to say i will end in the hopeings i have answered your toll for admittance and left you with the question to ponder .." what kind of crazy man would make such a post . ;D .

Thanks you for making my entrance easier for to become familiar .

Thanks for having me .Mark from Carlisle Cumbria .


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jaypeter (Peter) on October 05, 2010, 12:04:43 PM
Welcome aboard Mark. Once you have posted ten times you can get into the Corporation Arms, the inner sanctum. See you there.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jaypeter (Peter) on October 05, 2010, 12:10:19 PM
Is there going to be a prize for the 3500th member?


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Nick on October 05, 2010, 03:00:07 PM

Is there going to be a prize for the 3500th member?


That number was passed some time ago...  ;)

Not everyone who applies to join goes on to become a member, some are here only temporarily but they still get counted. Some join, then disappear without posting, and after a while their account names are freed up so that others can use them.

Cheers

Nick


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Jules Gray on October 05, 2010, 03:17:12 PM

after a while their account names are freed up so that others can use them.


I'm confused - does this mean that people use other people's old accounts?  Or that TalkAwhile has a limit of how many people it can house?  Or both?  Or neither?   ???

Jules


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Jim on October 05, 2010, 03:51:14 PM


after a while their account names are freed up so that others can use them.


I'm confused - does this mean that people use other people's old accounts?  Or that TalkAwhile has a limit of how many people it can house?  Or both?  Or neither?   ???

Jules


oh yes, we,ve  dealt with and seen off many , many Jules's before you happenedto fall into our trap along 8)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Jules Gray on October 05, 2010, 03:55:26 PM

oh yes, we,ve  dealt with and seen off many , many Jules's before you happenedto fall into our trap along 8)


Well I don't doubt that, but that's not what I meant.

Ah fuggit.  Who's for a frame of pool?

Jules


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Nick on October 05, 2010, 04:03:05 PM
Well, neither, really.

Talkawhile doesn't have a limit on numbers of names, but it pays to try to keep things tidy at least a little.

Sometimes we get people who join then sit silently and never actually log on to look at the board let alone post. After a while (possibly a few years) we might decide they're never coming on and so we close their accounts. They can always re-register under a different name.

Names can only be used by one person on the board. So if there is a name that has been registered but never used then it's only fair to allow someone else the chance to use it if they want. E.g. for a long while on Talkawhile, Sandra had the name Sandy. She has never used that name for herself publicly but someone else had already taken the Sandra name. As it happened, that original Sandra never made any posts and eventually stopped visiting, so when we felt certain old Sandra wasn't interested in Talkawhile any more, 'Sandy' was given the name instead.

Something else that happens quite a lot is that we get people join, then forget they've joined so they join again under a different name. Or else they forget their passwords and decide, rather than email us to sort it out, they join again under a different name. After a bit of discussion we will unpick this and get people working with their one preferred account. We will then, if possible close the other account.

Also occasionally we have had people join who fail the litmus test for membership (e.g. Spammers try constantly to join in order to offer us viagra and etc). These may count as "members" albeit briefly.

One thing we take great care of though is to make sure that posts don't get mixed up between accounts. We wont close accounts that have active posts against them as this would mess up the database and cause confusion amongst members who wouldn't be sure who they were talking to.

Cheers

Nick


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jaypeter (Peter) on October 05, 2010, 04:12:00 PM

Also occasionally we have had people join who fail the litmus test for membership (e.g. Spammers try constantly to join in order to offer us viagra and etc). These may count as "members" albeit briefly.
Cheers

Nick

Total members in fact. Memberheads.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on October 05, 2010, 05:45:26 PM



Also occasionally we have had people join who fail the litmus test for membership (e.g. Spammers try constantly to join in order to offer us viagra and etc). These may count as "members" albeit briefly.


I've only ever been offerred flapjacks!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Mark Woolnough on October 05, 2010, 07:26:46 PM
Thanks for the welcome guys .


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Anji on October 05, 2010, 08:23:55 PM
Can I have some viagra and etc, please?  ::)                                         (mods, delete as required)

Welcome aBoard, Mark  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Mark Woolnough on October 05, 2010, 11:34:19 PM

Can I have some viagra and etc, please?  ::)                                         (mods, delete as required)

Welcome aBoard, Mark  :)


Was thinking more about them flapjacks ....can i have treacle on mine  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Maureen on October 06, 2010, 01:43:17 AM


Also occasionally we have had people join who fail the litmus test for membership (e.g. Spammers try constantly to join in order to offer us viagra and etc). These may count as "members" albeit briefly.


That Viagra not very long lasting in its effect then?


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Anji on October 06, 2010, 06:39:56 AM



Also occasionally we have had people join who fail the litmus test for membership (e.g. Spammers try constantly to join in order to offer us viagra and etc). These may count as "members" albeit briefly.


That Viagra not very long lasting in its effect then?


 ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Jules Gray on October 06, 2010, 10:41:30 AM
Thanks for that detailed and very clear response to my question, Nick!

Jules


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: (Barry Gardner)SafeandSound on October 06, 2010, 10:44:18 AM
Hi everyone, I posted elsewhere but Jude kindly directed me to the welcome topic so my name is Barry and I thought this would be a nice place to hang out and maybe even offer  a few tips for recording etc. (I am sure there are plenty of you in the know already, I won't tread on any toes!)

Well my background is working in audio as an engineer in a large radio production company. When I voluntarily left I was head of engineering at a large independent radio production company in London and went freelance. I was working on BBC and commercial radio programming and as well as mixing programmes for broadcast (such as Jazz on 3 / Gardeners Question Time /  Charles Hazelwood / Soul Solutions) I was pushing on in the forgotten art of "straight to stereo recording". I had the great fortune of working with many talented and friendly musicians and recording 100's of acoustic sessions, from jazz, folk, rock, soul and anything in between.

These days I am concentrating on mastering audio and have a small but well equipped online mastering facility which is priced to suit independent musicians and artists. (although I work for some record labels too)

I hope to be able to contribute some decent information if any technical topics come up.

I dare say I will run into you on the forums some time, I think a mugshot with be forthcoming soon.

cheers and talk soon.

Barry Gardner


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on October 06, 2010, 07:01:20 PM

Hi everyone, I posted elsewhere but Jude kindly directed me to the welcome topic so my name is Barry and I thought this would be a nice place to hang out and maybe even offer  a few tips for recording etc. (I am sure there are plenty of you in the know already, I won't tread on any toes!)

Well my background is working in audio as an engineer in a large radio production company. When I voluntarily left I was head of engineering at a large independent radio production company in London and went freelance. I was working on BBC and commercial radio programming and as well as mixing programmes for broadcast (such as Jazz on 3 / Gardeners Question Time /  Charles Hazelwood / Soul Solutions) I was pushing on in the forgotten art of "straight to stereo recording". I had the great fortune of working with many talented and friendly musicians and recording 100's of acoustic sessions, from jazz, folk, rock, soul and anything in between.

These days I am concentrating on mastering audio and have a small but well equipped online mastering facility which is priced to suit independent musicians and artists. (although I work for some record labels too)

I hope to be able to contribute some decent information if any technical topics come up.

I dare say I will run into you on the forums some time, I think a mugshot with be forthcoming soon.

cheers and talk soon.

Barry Gardner

Hi Barry. I'm fairly new too, as you can see from my number of posts. Welcome. I think you'll find this Talkawhile lark is great fun, and enjoyably time consuming!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Aelle on November 07, 2010, 04:35:56 PM
Let's see:

1.   Who are you and where are you from?
     
I'm a 27 year old musician and I am from Portugal.


2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

Found it surfing on the web!

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

I must admit I'm not familiar with those events.

4.   What kind of music do you like?

Almost everything. Mainly folk, classical, metal, jazz, rock and all its subgenres, ambient, experimental, etc... I dislike hip-hop, rap, and that kind of sound. You know :)

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

Well, it was a Metal concert. It was O.K.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

I buy all sorts of cd's. It depends on your tastes. I don't recall if my last purchase was a metal album, or a Bach one!

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. (name of singer) and I will
            sing:  ' ................................'   (name of song)

Sorry, don't have all time favourite singers. They're too many :D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: neil fatea on November 07, 2010, 06:15:51 PM
Greetings and welcome to the mad house


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: michael from naas on November 16, 2010, 01:36:31 PM
Thank you for the welcome note.This is a very civilized forum.

I hope this reply turns up in the right place I'm still getting used to this.

(1) My name is Michael Mc Hugh.I live in Naas Co.Kildare but am originally from Dublin.


(2) I'm currently reading (devouring) Rob Young's Electric Eden and came across this site while looking up reviews and comment on the book.

(3) Started listening to Fairport in the 1970s when I bought The History of Fairport Convention double LP with the Pete Frame sleeve design.Have had an ambition for the last few years to go to Cropredy but unfortunately I'm not working at present so that dream is on hold.

(4) Very catholic in my tastes.I enjoy folk music from these islands,what I suppose is called classic rock these days,folk rock and listen to some jazz and classical in a rather uninformed way.

(5) It has been so long I can't actually remember :( Money is a bit tight at the moment.

(6) Robert Plant-Band of Joy.Very strong recommendation.Wonderful album

(7) As with many people I suspect more than one but what comes to mind immediately....Steve Winwood-John Barleycorn John Martyn-Bless the weather Sandy Denny-The Banks of the Nile


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on November 16, 2010, 06:33:18 PM

Thank you for the welcome note.This is a very civilized forum.

I hope this reply turns up in the right place I'm still getting used to this.

(1) My name is Michael Mc Hugh.I live in Naas Co.Kildare but am originally from Dublin.


(2) I'm currently reading (devouring) Rob Young's Electric Eden and came across this site while looking up reviews and comment on the book.

(3) Started listening to Fairport in the 1970s when I bought The History of Fairport Convention double LP with the Pete Frame sleeve design.Have had an ambition for the last few years to go to Cropredy but unfortunately I'm not working at present so that dream is on hold.

(4) Very catholic in my tastes.I enjoy folk music from these islands,what I suppose is called classic rock these days,folk rock and listen to some jazz and classical in a rather uninformed way.

(5) It has been so long I can't actually remember :( Money is a bit tight at the moment.

(6) Robert Plant-Band of Joy.Very strong recommendation.Wonderful album

(7) As with many people I suspect more than one but what comes to mind immediately....Steve Winwood-John Barleycorn John Martyn-Bless the weather Sandy Denny-The Banks of the Nile


Welcome Michael. I'm sure you'll enjoy the hours spent on here, as I have,  since I joined In August.  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: PeterS on November 24, 2010, 07:30:17 PM
Hello everyone,

I recently joined the forum and was greeted by Jude and directed to the Welcome Mat to make my introduction. So here I am ...

My name’s Peter and I live near Bedford.

I found Talkawhile when I was trying to find out a little more about the upcoming folk festival at Butlins in Skegness. There was little information around about this unlikely (but, on the face of it, good value) event. However a discussion thread filled in some gaps and someone was first to mention The Unthanks would be playing ... and that was enough for us to book up. It seems there will be quite a few from TAW also there! I’ve also enjoyed browsing the forum and hearing about several other things of interest.

I listened to Fairport Convention in my younger days along with a wide selection of other music but I wouldn’t say I was an expert on their music. I know of Cropredy but have never been.

Currently my main musical interests are folk. There are so many established artists doing exciting new things (thinking here of The Imagined Village for example) and lots of younger artists coming on to the scene. The regular touring by many of the interesting acts has ensured that my passion for live music has had a resurgence in the last year or two. Having said that I am partial to jazz, have maintained my interest in King Crimson and I went to see The Streets (and enjoyed it!) a couple of years. I was interested to see the post about Van der Graaf Generator touring next year which led me to dig into my archives and add that to the “possible gigs” list for 2011. The five “must sees” for me at moment (all of whom I have seen several times this year) are The Imagined Village, Chris Wood, Megson, Lau and Eliza Carthy but could easily add a lot more to that ... like, er, Andy Cutting, Emily Smith ...

The last gig was Demon Barber Roadshow in Milton Keynes. A wonderful live act and full of energy. And tomorrow it’s similar (but different!) with Bellowhead in Cambridge. Been looking forward to this one for a while!

The last CD I bought (I think!) was Hedonism by Bellowhead which I really enjoy. Other recommended recent purchases include Heidi Talbot’s The Last Star (saw her in Cambridge with John McCusker and Boo Hewerdine – fantastic evening) and Hannah James & Sam Sweeney’s Catches and Glees. My favourite bought in last year (missed it when it was released and performed live) is John McCusker’s Under One Sky.

OK, I’m sorry not to answer the final question as there is no question of me ever singing in public (although I have been known to mime in folk clubs if I feel too out of place!  :-X ) ... well, ok, Robert Plant singing Stairway to Heaven.  ;)

Well, I think that’s quite enough from me for now. It seems you all have a love of good music and many of you have (rather worryingly perhaps!) a similar sense of humour to my own! I look forward to meeting you all around the forum and perhaps at a gig or festival in due course.



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Addie on November 24, 2010, 07:49:29 PM
Welcome Pete, You can buy us all an ice cream at Butlins  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Andy Tuck on November 24, 2010, 08:01:32 PM

Welcome Pete, You can buy us all an ice cream at Butlins  ;D


Looking at the weather forcast, can I have a nice hot coffee.

Welcome Pete, hopefully see you at Butlins.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Addie on November 24, 2010, 08:38:25 PM


Welcome Pete, You can buy us all an ice cream at Butlins  ;D


Looking at the weather forcast, can I have a nice hot coffee.

Welcome Pete, hopefully see you at Butlins.


You can but I think the cone would go soggy and you'd end up burning your hands.  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: H (Heather Smith) on November 25, 2010, 09:50:29 AM


Welcome Pete, You can buy us all an ice cream at Butlins  ;D


Looking at the weather forcast, can I have a nice hot coffee.

Welcome Pete, hopefully see you at Butlins.


Steady now!  That sounds like a potential sobering influence.

Welcome Pete, see you in the frozen North.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Monkey (Andrew) on December 01, 2010, 07:11:18 PM
Hi All,
I have just been directed to here by Jude, Thank you Jude. :-)
I`m Andrew and I found out about this place from your Admin Nick who posted
about it over on the Jim Moray Forums yesterday and so here I am. :-)
I have seen that a Good friend of mine Jules Grey (familyjules) is also a member,
Hi Jules if you happen to read this post. :-)
I wonder if there is anyone else I know on here as well.
I am from East London and have been a follower of Folk and mostly every type of
music for as long as I can remember, what is life worth without music anyway I say!
I have to admit that I haven't been to Croperdy for a few years now, I must say that
its a great friendly Festival as you will all know anyway.
I hope to meet some of you sometime and hopefully make new friends at the same time.
Are there any Tim Grimm and Cam Penner fans on here?
The last CD I bought was
The Promise by Bruce Springsteen. Quality Music IMHO.  :)

Peace,
Andrew.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Jules Gray on December 01, 2010, 07:47:39 PM

I have seen that a Good friend of mine Jules Grey (familyjules) is also a member,
Hi Jules if you happen to read this post. :-)


Welcome aboard, Andrew.  I look forward to your posts.  And also to you spelling my surname correctly.   ;)

Jules Gray


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Monkey (Andrew) on December 01, 2010, 08:09:27 PM
Thanks Jules, you know one day I will actually remember that it
is spelt with an "a" as in Gray as you are always reminding me.
Its another Homer moment I guess.....DOH!  ;)
 



I have seen that a Good friend of mine Jules Grey (familyjules) is also a member,
Hi Jules if you happen to read this post. :-)


Welcome aboard, Andrew.  I look forward to your posts.  And also to you spelling my surname correctly.   ;)

Jules Gray


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Jim on December 01, 2010, 08:32:39 PM


The last CD I bought was
The Promise by Bruce Springsteen. Quality Music IMHO.  :)

Peace,
Andrew.


box set or double cd?


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Monkey (Andrew) on December 01, 2010, 08:51:51 PM
Sadly just the Double CD at the moment although I know that
I wont be able to resist the box set for long. "Sigh"!  ::)

Peace,
Andrew.







The last CD I bought was
The Promise by Bruce Springsteen. Quality Music IMHO.  :)

Peace,
Andrew.


box set or double cd?



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Jim on December 01, 2010, 09:27:59 PM

Sadly just the Double CD at the moment although I know that
I wont be able to resist the box set for long. "Sigh"!  ::)

Peace,
Andrew.


same here , i was wondering if you had the box and what it was like and whether it was worth the extra £65  for a few photos 3 dvds that probably wont get much watching and a cd i have owned for donkeys years
that said, if i win the lottery tonight i might indulge ::)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: longboard Jimmy on January 02, 2011, 02:56:14 PM

I'm Longboard Jimmy (aka Bodhisurfer aka jim Manley) I'm originally from London but I've been in Kernowfornia for the last 15 years -and I'll probably die here -though hopefully not any time soon ::)

I joined this forum because I heard mention of it on another forum as a good place for getting info on folk music festies 8)


I dont know too much about Fairport Convention :-X, very influential blah blah and i'm ashamed to say I've never been to Coropedy -and I certainly cant spell it. However, some of my best friends go. Every year honest. And I'd like to go if it wernt for the pesky kids and the dog and the job and its not in Cornwall and... :-*

I love all kinds of music. I really do.

The last gig I went to was The Bad Shepherds in Carnglaze Caverns which is just down the road from me. Its basically a huge hole in the ground. The sound was pretty poor but they really were AWESOME! Much much better than I was expecting for some reason.

oops! tella lie! It was Seth Lakeman at Sterts in Cornwall -another hole in the ground! He was very good but i did expect him to be and the Good Lady that shares my life does fancy him, cos he's good looking and handsome, sings and plays well.... :-[

The last cd I bought was Beethovens 6th, it was on special offer and conducted by Von Karajan and yes I'd certainly reccomend it.


          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Hank Williamsand I will
            sing:  ' My son calls another man Daddy'  



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Albie on January 02, 2011, 03:36:23 PM



The last cd I bought was Beethovens 6th, it was on special offer and conducted by Von Karajan and yes I'd certainly reccomend it.


      


Beethoven was OK, but he should have put more banjos in his music.  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: abby (tank girl) on January 02, 2011, 03:42:39 PM
hiya jimmy, welcome to talkawhile!  it's me, groove st!
(well i was groove st on here for ages, but now i'm me.........)
it's nice around here and there are very many knowledgeable musos and a few silly people too............


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: longboard Jimmy on January 02, 2011, 04:24:34 PM

hiya jimmy, welcome to talkawhile!  it's me, groove st!
(well i was groove st on here for ages, but now i'm me.........)
it's nice around here and there are very many knowledgeable musos and a few silly people too............


Hiya Abby/groove st ;) It was your post on the other forum that got me to come and have a look at this one -and I'd forgotten how how good Fairport are/were :-X


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: longboard Jimmy on January 02, 2011, 04:27:40 PM




The last cd I bought was Beethovens 6th, it was on special offer and conducted by Von Karajan and yes I'd certainly reccomend it.


      


Beethoven was OK, but he should have put more banjos in his music.  :)


And a Bouzouki or two wouldnt have done him any harm either ;)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Jim on January 02, 2011, 08:23:58 PM



          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Hank Williamsand I will
            sing:  ' My son calls another man Daddy'  




brilliant , just dont drip seawater all over the shagpile


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Rory. on January 02, 2011, 08:53:38 PM
Any friend of Hank Williams is a friend of mine  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: H (Heather Smith) on January 02, 2011, 09:42:48 PM
Welcome Jimmy.  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Sam on January 03, 2011, 08:42:39 AM
Hello jimmy, am also on ukh! :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: longboard Jimmy on January 03, 2011, 09:15:24 AM

Hello jimmy, am also on ukh! :)


Ah yes, I recognise the avatar :) Hola and Happy New Year!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Steve with the black dog on January 04, 2011, 12:08:19 PM
Hi jimmy. Welcome.

I was at Chapel Porth last week.  The surf looked fantastic. Not a soul in the water.

What's this other board Ukh then?


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: sliprigilio (Al) on January 04, 2011, 12:39:31 PM
Greetings Jimmy.  

Good to see another Kernowite on the board. I've only been living down here 2 years - where are you & are you new to Cornwall?

Slippy
 ::)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: longboard Jimmy on January 04, 2011, 06:37:03 PM

Hi jimmy. Welcome.

I was at Chapel Porth last week.  The surf looked fantastic. Not a soul in the water.

What's this other board Ukh then?



My partner and I went in xmas day and again a few days later on my 50th. Strangely the water doesnt get proper cold untill about April -shame no ones told the air about that ;)
Ukh is another forum for Hippy/alternativy types. seem to be quite a few folk from here on there :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: longboard Jimmy on January 04, 2011, 06:42:23 PM

Greetings Jimmy.  

Good to see another Kernowite on the board. I've only been living down here 2 years - where are you & are you new to Cornwall?

Slippy
 ::)


  [;-)Hola, I've been down here about 15years now -but that still makes me an 'emmett' ;D We're almost smack bang in the middle of Looe and Liskeard in a little village with an ancient well. They say that which ever partner gets to drink first from the well gets to rule the home. Damn that well!!! :'(


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Bob Barrows on January 04, 2011, 06:51:37 PM

What's this other board Ukh then?

Ukh is another forum for Hippy/alternativy types. seem to be quite a few folk from here on there :)
This one? (http://www.ukhippy.com/stuff/forum.php)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: longboard Jimmy on January 04, 2011, 09:23:13 PM


What's this other board Ukh then?

Ukh is another forum for Hippy/alternativy types. seem to be quite a few folk from here on there :)
This one? (http://www.ukhippy.com/stuff/forum.php)


yep thats the one ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Stuart on January 15, 2011, 03:21:05 PM
1.   Who are you and where are you from? Hi all, my name is Stuart and I'm from the great state of Louisiana in the US.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile? Been a longtime fan of English Electric Folk. It started when I tripped across a live Lindisfarne cd recorded at ... you guessed it .... Cropredy. From there, I discovered Steeleye Span, whom I love. It was Nigel Stonier's connection with Lindisfarne that led me to pick up Wood & The Wire to see what it was like. Well, I was hooked.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything? I've read quite a bit about Fairport and its history. While I heard Liege & Leaf years ago (when I discovered Steeleye), it was Wood & The Wire that I really enjoyed. I really like Chris Leslie's voice/playing/songwriting and think it's contributed to Fairport continuing. Lindisfarne tried a similar path with adding Billy Mitchell, but it didn't pan out...which was a shame.

4.   What kind of music do you like? Grew up loving hard rock and NWOBHM bands. Bands I liked included UFO, Thin Lizzy and Rainbow. Then I discovered Tull, which opened the door to exploring bands like Lindisfarne, Steeleye and Fairport. Also like some progressive music like ELP, The Nice and King Crimson.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like? I don't get to many shows any more...bands I like don't tour in the South. I think my last show was a couple of years ago..the original Asia's first tour back. Big fan of John Wetton's voice.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it? The most recent CD was by NWOBHM band Dark Star. I've had it on record since it was released and noticed it was available on CD cheap. I like it, but I'm not sure a lot of folks here would. :-)

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer (wow, this is tough) Mickey Thomas and I will
            sing:  ''Jane" (Jefferson Starship's Freedom At Point Zero is one of my all time favorite records).


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on January 15, 2011, 05:02:05 PM

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it? The most recent CD was by NWOBHM band Dark Star. I've had it on record since it was released and noticed it was available on CD cheap. I like it, but I'm not sure a lot of folks here would. :-)


Good lord! "Lady of Mars" Dark Star? I had that single when it came out!  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on January 15, 2011, 05:16:28 PM
I give up, I should know.or should be able to figure it out but I can't....

NWOBHM?? ???


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: davidmjs on January 15, 2011, 05:20:43 PM

I give up, I should know.or should be able to figure it out but I can't....

NWOBHM?? ???


New Wave of British Heavy Metal


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on January 15, 2011, 05:24:40 PM


I give up, I should know.or should be able to figure it out but I can't....

NWOBHM?? ???


New Wave of British Heavy Metal


Would never have guessed that in a thousand years, had got as far as Not What One's Brain Hears (as) Music... :D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jaypeter (Peter) on January 15, 2011, 06:53:50 PM



I give up, I should know.or should be able to figure it out but I can't....

NWOBHM?? ???


New Wave of British Heavy Metal


Would never have guessed that in a thousand years, had got as far as Not What One's Brain Hears (as) Music... :D


Sounds as if you got it right Jude

(gets coat............)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on January 15, 2011, 07:49:52 PM




I give up, I should know.or should be able to figure it out but I can't....

NWOBHM?? ???


New Wave of British Heavy Metal


Would never have guessed that in a thousand years, had got as far as Not What One's Brain Hears (as) Music... :D


Sounds as if you got it right Jude

(gets coat............)


Ha ha   ;)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Albie on January 15, 2011, 11:14:09 PM

I give up, I should know.or should be able to figure it out but I can't....

NWOBHM?? ???


You obviously had better things to do on Friday nights back in the late 70s/early 80s than listening to Tommy Vance on R1 then Jude. And you weren't reading Geoff Barton in Sounds either.  :)  :o



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on January 15, 2011, 11:40:10 PM


I give up, I should know.or should be able to figure it out but I can't....

NWOBHM?? ???


You obviously had better things to do on Friday nights back in the late 70s/early 80s than listening to Tommy Vance on R1 then Jude. And you weren't reading Geoff Barton in Sounds either.  :)  :o




Wasn't listening to anything then Albie. Was the beginning of the unlistening years.... :o


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: RobertD on January 28, 2011, 07:32:09 PM
Gulp...as a very long time lurker on this site, but only an occasional poster I decided to click on some of these other topics, and low and behold, it seems as if I never introduced myself properly. So here is the requested information-

1.   Who are you and where are you from?
My name is Robert, and I am from New York City. Lived in NJ for most of my life, and now am back in NYC happily.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?
I have lurked on here often (such a bad word for it isn't it?). It has been my primary source for info about Fairport and related, other than Fairports website for some time now, then I decided....you know, I do know a few things too...maybe I should contribute too!

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
November, 1987. Sophomore in college, Worcester Massachusetts. Dragged by my roomate to see Jethro Tull at the Centrum, lucky enough to have gotten seats about 15 rows back center stage. Program purchased (and still possessed!), oh theres an opening band....Fairport Convention..who is that? Friend notes, oh that guy is in Tull as well. From the first notes my ears perked up. This was like my dad's old Clancy Brothers records rocked up-electric violin, mandolin...some weird thing that looked like a guitar but wasn't a guitar (bouzouki), traditional songs done rock and roll style-it was very, very exciting, a musical highlight for me, being introduced to music that has brought me so much since. Much research done after that show, which was not necessarily easy in those (shudder) pre-internet days, but before too long I had a bio of the band, and managed to find some cassettes of a few albums. Only then did I start digging even deeper-what is this Albion Band about? Iain Matthews? Jerry Donahue? Oh...you mean that woman on Battle Of Evermore used to be in this band....and so on. Have had the pleasure of seeing them many times now here in the States, but sadly, I still have never been to Cropredy. But my wife and I are planning for it within the next 1-2 years, so looking forward to it.

4.   What kind of music do you like?
Fairport really brought me out of what was a "classic rock" existence at the point mentioned above. Because of them and the entire Fairport family tree, I can genuinely say it has led me into so many areas, and I really do owe it to them. Besides various rock music-everything from the Killers and Scissor Sisters to Bob Seger and The Ramones and all in between I also love-old school country (Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, etc), Blues, some Jazz, Classical, and a lot of World Music(especially African, Cuban, Scandinavian and Italian music). Most importantly, Fairport opened the window to traditional music for me, be it old timey American, Canadian etc, but especially from England and Ireland (my Mom being from Donegal). Last couple of years I have been delving into a lot of the source music for people like Fairport, Martin Carthy, and so on, as well as continually building my library of folk and folk rock from its inception right up to the present.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?
Hot Club Of Cowtown, few weeks ago. Amazing as always! Book them for Cropredy!

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
Bob Seger-Early Seger. Not nearly long enough, and not nearly rare enough, but still worth it for a glimpse of some early Seger. There is a cover of the Allman's Midnight Rider, and the highlight for me, a song called Wildfire that should have been a hit-great piano driven rocker straight from the midwest.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Bob Seger (name of singer) and I will
            sing: Even Now  (name of song)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on January 28, 2011, 07:47:36 PM
Hi RobertD and welcome. After seeing your recommendation for Hot Club of Cowtown I checked thm out (on Google video). Very nice. Yopu might just like to have a try of Hot Club of Norway or Norvege. Very similar...


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Bob Barrows on January 28, 2011, 09:12:30 PM
Hey, RobertD, I was born in Worcester myself! Are you still in the area?


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: RobertD on January 28, 2011, 10:04:41 PM
Thanks David, and Bob. I live in NYC now Bob but I was in Worcester this past summer for my 20th reunion from Assumption College. Worcester is still much the same! Cheers!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Ian C on February 04, 2011, 01:37:53 PM
Hi everyone,

I'm Ian and Carolyn from Red Shoes recommended joining this forum so here I am.

I married my new partner, Judith, last September and we live in Nottingham which is a pretty good area for lots of live music.

By day I work for CSC - a global IT and Business Consultancy - as a Senior Consultant in the Business Architecture practice, but that's enough of that  Undecided

In my spare time I play in a band called Zulu Road ... here's our website http://www.zuluroad.co.uk
It's good fun and we do a lot of gigs for charity and fundraising.
I also organise regular Oxjam musical fundraising events in Nottingham - the last two raised £500 and £640, so it was worth the effort.

I've also done a lot of long distance charity bike rides, including Coast to Coast, but this was curtailed for a while due to my cancer diagnosis and chemotherapy treatment. However, I'm starting to get back into some cycling and I've got a charity ride booked for this coming September.

We have a lovely chocolate labrador called Clemmie and spend most of our time trying to keep her out of any water she sees !
My musical tastes are wide and varied and too long to list here but I'm happy to talk for hours about it if we ever meet ... you have been warned !!!
I started playing music when I was 8 by learning the cornet and playing in brass bands then school bands and orchestras and local youth bands and orchestras. I still play it now and again but now concentrate on stringed instruments - guitar, mandocello and a bit of banjo

Started going to Cropredy when I met Judith ... she's been going for years ... meet up with a growing group of friends which is now 3 generations.

Last record ... well given to me as a birthday present recently .. .Ray Davies, Meet My Friends ... the man playing his songs with a different guest on each track ... You Really Got Me with Metallica is excellent !!

Well ... thats a bit about me


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: gower flower (Shirl) on February 04, 2011, 03:20:09 PM
Welcome Ian C! Any friend of of Carolyn's is a friend...etc. Don't be a stranger.  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Red Shoes (Caz+Mark) on February 07, 2011, 11:51:21 AM
Hi Ian, only just noticed you took the plunge :). How lovely and do stick around, fine bunch of people and lots to talk about.

C x


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Ruth from Stroud on February 07, 2011, 01:29:29 PM
Hello Ian, nice to see another familiar face!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Ian C on February 08, 2011, 05:03:05 PM

Hello Ian, nice to see another familiar face!


Hi Ruth - nice to see you here


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Mick on February 13, 2011, 09:39:01 PM
1.   Who are you and where are you from?
Hi! I'm Mick, originally from West Wales, lived in many different places/countries, but now in Chesterfield/Sheffield area

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?
Common interests (and I just got a dongle!)

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
I'm a fan of FC and Cropredy (Listening to BBC Sessions as I write!)

4.   What kind of music do you like?
A wide range, but FC, Nick Drake, Jethro Tull are particular faves.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?
I saw Fairport in Chesterfield last thursday (10th Feb). They were superb as usual.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
FC - 'Festival Bell'. Yes.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Addie on February 13, 2011, 10:06:53 PM


2.   What made you join Talkawhile?
Common interests (and I just got a dongle!)



Quickest custom title ever?  ;D

Welcome aboard Mick!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: PeteN on February 26, 2011, 11:08:45 AM
1.   Who are you and where are you from?
I'm Pete and I live in Matlock, Derbyshire.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?
I was searching  for folk forums in order to spread the word about Tir na nOg's forthcoming visit to England as I've been involved in helping arrange two of the gigs. All a little mercenary if I may say so but I must say that I'm already finding this forum very refreshing and welcoming and now I've set foot here I'll join in as best I can.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

Saw Fairport a couple of times in the 70's and Swarbrick and Carthy about 5 years ago. Also saw Ken Nicol and Ashley Hutchings last year. I did try to get to see Fairport more recently but it was sold out so went to see Harvey Andrews instead. I know of Cropedy but don't do festivals due to a back problem and all that standing  :(

4.   What kind of music do you like?
I'm a big Leonard Cohen fan. He's finished his world tour now and I can't afford to go to any more of his concerts!
I also like the newer progressive music. I follow Mostly Autumn and see them about twice a year. Also, the same genre, I like Porcupine Tree, Pineapple Thief, The Reasoning, The Decemberists to name a few.... and not forgetting the older progressive scene e.g. Gentle Giant, Caravan, BJH etc.
On the folk side I'm a big fan of Tir na nOg as well as the following to different degrees of fandom.... Incredible String Band, Robin Williamson, Gordon Lightfoot (I notice there's a Gordon Lightfoot concert on BBC4 this coming Friday  :) ), Martin Carthy, Dave Swabrick, Strawbs, Decameron, Steeleye Span and of course Fairport (but have to admit that I need to rediscover them - there....I've bared my soul!)


5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?
The Reasoning at Leicester Y Theatre last Novemeber and it was a superb performance. They had recently downsized from a 7 piece to a 5 piece and it really made a difference...much tighter and less cluttered. More recently, on a smaller scale, went to see Damien Barber and Mike Wilson at Belper folk club.... very enjoyable and enjoyed their banter and stage craft...wished that Damien played his guitar more than he did - but his musicanship with the concertina was a delight.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
The Decemberists - The King is Dead. Highly recommended. This is a good CD to visit first if you're not familiar then build up to the preceding  folk/ rock opera
titled Hazards of Love. The Crane Wife is also a must.
7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. Leonard Cohen and I will   sing: The Gypsy's Wife.

Pete


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Addie on February 26, 2011, 11:50:57 AM


3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

Saw Fairport a couple of times in the 70's and Swarbrick and Carthy about 5 years ago. Also saw Ken Nicol and Ashley Hutchings last year. I did try to get to see Fairport more recently but it was sold out so went to see Harvey Andrews instead. I know of Cropedy but don't do festivals due to a back problem and all that standing  :(



Standing? At Cropredy?

The whole idea seems preposterous!  ;D

Welcome on board Sir.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: gower flower (Shirl) on February 26, 2011, 12:40:44 PM
Welcome, PeteN.  {:-)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Mr. Clive on February 27, 2011, 06:10:07 PM

Hello, I'm Clive and I live in W. Yorkshire. But grew up in Shropshire.

Sometimes I like to have my say.

Been to Cropredy 4 years on the trot now. Very chilled and quite addictive. I've seen FC a couple of times at festivals other than Cropredy. But I have to say that I'm not a big fan.

I like most music. I do have issues with jazz (you know the type where 4 guys on stage all playing different tunes?) and cheesy C&W. I am getting more into folk though. Whatever that is?

I went to see Horslips in Glasgow in Jan. Top, top show. Don't know why they aren't higher up the billing at Cropredy though. Then saw Imelda May in Leeds a couple of weeks ago. Great energy and great tunes from lass well worth seeing .

Imelda Mays new album Mayhem, very good indeed
Band of joy, it's getting better the more I listen to it.

For one night only, I shall be Paul Heaton singing Blackbird on a wire.

Sorry if it's a bit to the point, but I can't type for toffee.

Music and ale are what I live for  8)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Richard Singleton on March 30, 2011, 07:17:26 PM
Hi all!
     My name is Richard Singleton, and I am from and reside in the mid Hudson Valley region of New York State in the U.S.
     
     I joined Talkawhile because it seems like a group of kindred spirits who may share some of my musical tastes.

     I have been a fan of Fairport Convention since the early 70's and have seen them live many times over the years with varying lineups. I attended Fairport's Cropredy Festival  in 1986 with my wife Shellie, we were the honeymooners that year with Nancy Covey's Festival Tours group. (Though Shellie and I were actually married the year before)  It was the trip of a lifetime for us, we thought back then we might get to go to Cropredy many more times, but alas so far no. We have a 16 year old daughter who I would love to be able to bring there in 2012 on Nancy Covey's next scheduled Cropredy tour, should health and finances allow. I have some English cousins and like to do  genealogy and old cemetery restoration in addition to playing and listening to music. My father's dad was born in Dowlish Wake in Somerset.

     I love British folk rock (Fairport, Steeleye Span and others), American and British folk and traditional music, also Irish and Scottish traditional music and bluegrass as well as classical music.

     I participate in an Irish trad session locally every couple months, play a little mandolin. Play tenor banjo, octave mando/zouk a bit, too, though at home. Am fairly active on Mandolin Cafe website, the past few years. I am also very interested in folklore and folk traditions and mythology and religion. Last concert I went to was by the Gibson Brothers, sponsored by the Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association, of which I am a member. They play wonderful bluegrass and bluegrass gospel songs with those "brother type" harmonies that recall the Louvin Brothers.

     The last CD I bought was Farport Convention's "Festival Bell', and I do recommend it! Also bought just a couple days before it Bert Jansch's "Edge of a Dream"; Ashley Hutchings "Five", and Paul Brady's "The missing Liberty Tapes". I have a large collection of old vinyl and am starting to catch up on my CD's.

      "Tonight Sir Robert, (and Talkawhile folk) I am going to do my best Richard Thompson impression and try to play/sing "Sloth". I just received in the mail today a black finish Epiphone MandoBird electric mandolin, that I had purchased on eBay. My first non acoustic instrument after all these years! I would likely turn it up to "11", but I can't buy an amp for it til later in the week, so I shall make my folk rock debut rather quietly."


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Zoe on March 30, 2011, 07:29:06 PM
Welcome Richard and Mr Clive :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Collstoke (Ian) on April 04, 2011, 12:19:58 PM
1.   Who are you and where are you from?
Ian Collis, 50 years old, from Stoke-on-Trent

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?
I'm hoping to drag my reluctant wife to Cropredy for our first ever festival and first ever camping trip (unless we do one before Cropredy). We're both fairly new to folk music and are looking for guidance.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
I'm a long standing Jethro Tull fan, so I know a bit about Dave Pegg. I know Cropredy is Fairports folk festival. We've both read the Virgins guide to Cropredy and are hoping to become part of it.

4.   What kind of music do you like?
Started off liking Prog rock - Gabriel era Genesis, Pink Floyd, Yes etc, went through heavy rock, got into Jethro Tull big time, then classical. I still like ALL of that stuff, now i'm hoping to add folk to my likes.
A few years ago, I used to listen to a Thursday night folk music programme on BBC local radio. I liked lots of what I heard, but there was also quite a bit I didn't like. Then I think they changed the schedule and I haven't really listened to folk since.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?
Peter Gabriel with the New Blood orchestra at the Hammersmith Apollo. It was fantastic !!!

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
With the growing availability of music on the net, I haven't brought a cd for ages.
Thats actually made me feel quite sad - and guilty. It's going to have to change

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Peter Gabriel and I will
            sing Signal to Noise. (That track played with an orchestra is stunning !)
I know It's not folk, but as I like lots of music, it's very hard to pick one.
If it had to be folk, it would probably have been something like Stars by Janis Ian.
But as I can't sing, I could have put anything  ???



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: GubGub (Al) on April 04, 2011, 12:28:48 PM

If it had to be folk, it would probably have been something like Stars by Janis Ian.



It most definitely doesn't have to be folk. It is a pretty broad church around here.

Welcome. You will certainly get plenty of...er...guidance!  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Andy Tuck on April 04, 2011, 01:31:47 PM
Good taste in music Ian. You'll find plenty of kindred spirits on here who also like Prog and Heavy Rock/Metal. In fact you should check out some of the folk metal bands, such as Eluvitie, you then get the best of both worlds.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: ColinB on April 04, 2011, 02:19:59 PM

     I love British folk rock (Fairport, Steeleye Span and others), American and British folk and traditional music, also Irish and Scottish traditional music and bluegrass as well as classical music.


I'm fond of a bit of bluegrass too. Have you heard Jonathan Byrd's album Cackalack? He's from North Carolina but the album was recorded in Canada with some Canadian musicians he'd been touring with.

For Scottish folk music, check out Greentrax Recordings http://www.greentrax.com/. Recent releases by Rua MacMillan, Stevie Palmer and Ewan Robertson are worth a listen.



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Richard Singleton on April 06, 2011, 03:44:06 AM
ColinB, I have one Greentrax CD "Gentle Giants -A Celebration of the Clydesdale Horse in Song" which is terrific, an anthology celebrating the breed, which has the great Davy Steele song The Last Trip Home. I haven't heard the Jonathan Byrd album you mention but will look for it. Am looking forward to attending a concert by Tony Rice in May sponsored by our local bluegrass association.

Collstoke/Ian, Janis Ian's "Stars" album is a favorite of mine as well.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: northseajoe on April 30, 2011, 06:08:24 PM
Um... dunno if I'm doing this right, but I answer ye thus...

1.   Who are you and where are you from?  
 
Joe, living in Hertfordshire but originally from the North East.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

Idle curiosity

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

Been to Cropredy a few times. I bought 'What We Did On Our Holidays' in 1969 and Fairport were one of my teenage favourites. However, back then I was more in love with hippie rock and US blues than with traditional folk and my interest waned as Fairport returned to their roots and got inspired by punk.  RT though is still a particular favourite of mine, and my family have been going to Cropredy forever.

4.   What kind of music do you like?

Oh my fur and whiskers, what a question. I have always loved Blues, but have lent an ear to folk in many forms, punk, reggae, world, techno, jazz, indie, dubstep. I know it's a poncey answer, but I like anything that is interesting and good. I still listen to old John Peel tapes for sheer variety.  

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

How embarassing, I don't think I've been to a gig since Cropredy last year.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

CD? CD? Do people still buy CDs? Last album I downloaded was Stephanie Dosen's Lily for the Spectre, though since then someone lent me some Unthanks albums they'd bought, which were terrific.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am definitely NOT going to be my all time favourite singer who is Aretha Franklin and I will
            sing nothing, for which you should be grateful"


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Albie on May 01, 2011, 01:17:20 AM



Oh my fur and whiskers, what a question. I have always loved Blues, but have lent an ear to folk in many forms, punk, reggae, world, techno, jazz, indie, dubstep. I know it's a poncey answer, but I like anything that is interesting and good. I still listen to old John Peel tapes for sheer variety.  




I had some from back in the 70s with all sorts of good stuff on there, threw 'em away a few years ago, wish I hadn't.

Anyway, hello.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: northseajoe on May 02, 2011, 01:09:57 PM




Oh my fur and whiskers, what a question. I have always loved Blues, but have lent an ear to folk in many forms, punk, reggae, world, techno, jazz, indie, dubstep. I know it's a poncey answer, but I like anything that is interesting and good. I still listen to old John Peel tapes for sheer variety.  




I had some from back in the 70s with all sorts of good stuff on there, threw 'em away a few years ago, wish I hadn't.

Anyway, hello.


What a shame, Albie - a lot of my best musical memories date back to the early 70s and there are too few radio recordings from that period around. I guess you know that there are a few good websites which you can  monitor for John Peel rareties?



Edit: Link to bootleg site removed. Sorry - not allowed on this board
 


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: northseajoe on May 02, 2011, 03:38:22 PM





Oh my fur and whiskers, what a question. I have always loved Blues, but have lent an ear to folk in many forms, punk, reggae, world, techno, jazz, indie, dubstep. I know it's a poncey answer, but I like anything that is interesting and good. I still listen to old John Peel tapes for sheer variety.  




I had some from back in the 70s with all sorts of good stuff on there, threw 'em away a few years ago, wish I hadn't.

Anyway, hello.


What a shame, Albie - a lot of my best musical memories date back to the early 70s and there are too few radio recordings from that period around. I guess you know that there are a few good websites which you can  monitor for John Peel rareties?



Edit: Link to bootleg site removed. Sorry - not allowed on this board
 


Oops, sorry, won't do it again - in my defence, I think the web-page in question has only publicly broadcast material, mostly over 40 years old.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on May 04, 2011, 08:58:35 AM
Hi Robert,

I've been directed here by Jules and hope I'm doing right re your questions - this is from memory.

-I live in the North East, and don't support football, I'm afraid. This is to forestall inquiries as to how the Mags are doing - I've no idea.

-Never been to Cropredy - not a festival person, but i do think it's a fine thing, and have some Cropredy stuff on CD and home tape.

-Liked Fairport for a long time, but really only listen to classic - i.e. up to around '75. Thereafter it gets a bit bland for my taste, and  new Fp album raises only the very slightest interest in my old ears.

-Lots and lots and lots of other music - good proportion of it is acoustic, but plenty of '60s and '70s rock and prog in there too. Even some jazz and other. I also frequent Progressive Ears, which in spite of its name is a very diverse forum, and very popular with Americans.

My last gig was Robin Williamson and John Renbourne. I like the ISB probably even more than Fp-  they're another of the 'big 3' for me-  the other being Pentangle.

Last album bought: Home: Home. '70s country/soft rock group who made 3 albums.  Recommended if you like such things, and a very good CD transfer. (Esoteric). They were about the first band i ever saw live, I think.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Jules Gray on May 04, 2011, 09:22:00 AM

I've been directed here by Jules  


Which Jules?  Me?  If so, which Alan are you?   ???

Jules


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: davidmjs on May 04, 2011, 09:29:42 AM



My last gig was Robin Williamson and John Renbourne. I like the ISB probably even more than Fp-  they're another of the 'big 3' for me-  the other being Pentangle.




We have a three strikes and you're out ruling on getting the names of folk-rock superstars wrong (Nichol is an instant dismissal btw)... :D

Welcome aboard Alan..


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on May 04, 2011, 09:48:37 AM


I've been directed here by Jules  


Which Jules?  Me?  If so, which Alan are you?   ???

Jules


Sorry - meant Jude.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on May 04, 2011, 09:51:05 AM




My last gig was Robin Williamson and John Renbourne. I like the ISB probably even more than Fp-  they're another of the 'big 3' for me-  the other being Pentangle.




We have a three strikes and you're out ruling on getting the names of folk-rock superstars wrong (Nichol is an instant dismissal btw)... :D

Welcome aboard Alan..


You know, that's one i still get wrong from time to time - in spite of having numerous records and CDs with his name on them.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: davidmjs on May 04, 2011, 09:54:06 AM





My last gig was Robin Williamson and John Renbourne. I like the ISB probably even more than Fp-  they're another of the 'big 3' for me-  the other being Pentangle.




We have a three strikes and you're out ruling on getting the names of folk-rock superstars wrong (Nichol is an instant dismissal btw)... :D

Welcome aboard Alan..


You know, that's one i still get wrong from time to time - in spite of having numerous records and CDs with his name on them.


I went to school with Joel, his son, and I still get it wrong from time to time too (it feels like it should have an 'e' on the end, doesn't it?!)...and don't let's get started on the pronunciation of Bert's surname...they can't even agree upon it within his own family  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Ian_ on May 04, 2011, 09:54:33 AM
 You have some great taste there Alan! Welcome to you  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Ben Steed on May 19, 2011, 06:38:05 PM
Hi all!

1.   Who are you and where are you from?
I'm Ben, I'm from Lincolnshire, England.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?
I felt the need to reconnect with my folk roots and get to know some people on the scenes.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
Have seen Fairport Convention at an acoustic festival a few years back, but am not massively familiar with Cropredy.

4.   What kind of music do you like?
Yikes. Uh, folk (Western and Eastern), rock, electronica (of many forms), metal, classical (Western and Eastern), experimental, jazz, rock'n'roll, I could go on...

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?
It was a West African duo who were playing at the village hall in my village. It was amazing. Very small crowd, about 25 at most I'd say, but it was incredible. Fantastic musicianship and vocal work from both members.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
The King Of Limbs by Radiohead, although I have the vinyl edition as well.
Would definitely recommend it, but maybe not to a folk crowd.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
Sorry this is way too hard for someone like me to answer accurately. :P


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on May 19, 2011, 07:09:15 PM

4.   What kind of music do you like?
Yikes. Uh, folk (Western and Eastern), rock, electronica (of many forms), metal, classical (Western and Eastern), experimental, jazz, rock'n'roll, I could go on...



Hi Ben and welcome.   It would have been easier to ask you, 'What kind of music do you not like' !   ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Ben Steed on May 19, 2011, 07:16:37 PM


4.   What kind of music do you like?
Yikes. Uh, folk (Western and Eastern), rock, electronica (of many forms), metal, classical (Western and Eastern), experimental, jazz, rock'n'roll, I could go on...



Hi Ben and welcome.   It would have been easier to ask you, 'What kind of music do you not like' !   ;D


Haha that is often my response to these questions! :P
Thanks for the welcome. :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: neil fatea on May 22, 2011, 04:20:04 PM
Ben, welcome onboard, definitely a good place to reconnect to your folk roots :-)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: MarkV on May 22, 2011, 04:24:45 PM
and most any other type of music as well.  Welcome.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jon bud on May 23, 2011, 09:10:15 AM
Hi Everybody,

I'l try and answer these questions as best as I can.

1.   Who are you and where are you from?

Jon Budworth from Leigh in Lancashire.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

A love of folk music.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

I'm a big Jethro Tull fan and got into Fairport after hearing about Dave Pegg's 'Other band'! Not been to Cropredy yet but would love to go.

4.   What kind of music do you like?

Jethro Tull's more folky albums, 'Songs From The Wood', 'Heavy Horses' and 'Stormwatch'. Richard Thompson, John Renbourn, Pentangle, The Unthanks and Fleet Foxes to name but a few.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

Bella Hardy at Band On The Wall in Manchester. Excellent gig! She's a brilliant singer and violinist.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

I'l give you the last two. Bella Hardy's latest album 'Songs Lost And Stolen' and Fleet Foxes 'Helplessness Blues'. Both highly recommended!

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Ian Anderson and I will
            sing:  'Flying Dutchman'.

Cheers
Jon



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: gower flower (Shirl) on May 23, 2011, 11:20:46 AM
Hi Jon!

Welcome to Talkawhile.  :D {:-)  We are (altogether now) mostly harmless.  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jon bud on May 23, 2011, 01:01:21 PM
Thanks Shirl!

By the way can you tell me how you go about putting a photo on your profile?

Jon


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: GubGub (Al) on May 23, 2011, 01:38:04 PM

Thanks Shirl!

By the way can you tell me how you go about putting a photo on your profile?




Instructions here Jon.

http://www.talkawhile.co.uk/yabbse/index.php?topic=21156.0


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Bob Barrows on May 23, 2011, 01:41:22 PM

Thanks Shirl!

By the way can you tell me how you go about putting a photo on your profile?

Jon
I'm not Shirl (don't call me Shirley!  :D ) so pmfji (pardon me for jumping in). The profile images are known as avatars and Colin has created a form for you to use to submit photos for your avatar here: http://www.talkawhile.co.uk/yabbse/index.php?topic=21156.0

Just look for the "Please Click Here" link at the end of the first post.

An welcome to the madhouse  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jon bud on May 23, 2011, 08:26:19 PM
Thanks guy's, my 'rugged' features will soon be lowering the tone of the forum!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Baronial Hall (Steve) on June 05, 2011, 10:17:54 AM
Hi

Thank you for your kindness.

I am a semi-professional musician in West Somerset working in film and also recording with bands.  I play bass guitar, guitar, piano/keyboards, drums and percussion as well as various home made instruments.  I run a studio where I record local folk musicians and have a love of all kinds of music.  The music I make and listen to is usually loosely falling into the folk genre.  

I have not been to Cropredy but would love to go one day.

I came to "Talkawhile" hoping to meet other like-minded musicians.





Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Andrew Younggeorge on June 05, 2011, 01:05:08 PM
There do seem to be a lot of places to introduce yourself here, but thank you, Sir Robert, for your starter questions. If I can remember them, since they disappeared when I clicked "Reply".

My name is Andrew. I'm originally from Dorset, but I've spent the past 40-odd years working in various places around the world. I wound up in Dubai about 10 years ago and am still there.

I like any kind of music which has some originality, depth or tradition to it - folk, blues, jazz, classical, pretty much anything. If I had to choose just one, it would be folk, and within that broad field, English folk. I have always liked Fairport since their first appearances on John Peel's show when it was till on a Sunday afternoon. I've never managed to get to Cropredy: it's usually on the weekend I have to go back to wherever I'm currently working at the end of my summer holiday. I might just make it this year, finances permitting.

The last festival I went to was WOMAD Abu Dhabi in April this year. It was a wonderful evening, with the sun setting over the sea behind the stages, which were on the beach. The highlight for me was Afro Celt Sound System - a seemingly incongruous collection of styles and instruments that combine to produce a wonderful noise.

Why did I sign up to this forum? Just curiosity, really - to see what you all talk about and get up to.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on June 05, 2011, 02:31:14 PM
Welcome Andrew Younggeorge.. I am the welcomer of new members to Talkawhile and I would like to explain the many introducing bits..

The Welcome to New Members is exactly that, If you have less than 10 posts to your name and have a newbie question to ask like 'how do I?' and 'what's this all about then?' and 'why can't I..?' then you can ask them away from the main board. Some new members are shy and prefer to ask for things there..

Also I see you are 'anonymous' under your name, this is an anti spammers protection thing... if you look at the 'Home' page you should be able to see a section directed to 'Anonymous' members. If you follow the instructions, you should be able to become unanonimised. there will be things you can't do as an anonymous member, like post pictures....

There now. Any questions please ask !

Jude Newbie Minimoderator


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Andrew Younggeorge on June 05, 2011, 04:21:53 PM
Thanks, Jude. That was the first thing I did. I suppose I just have to wait for someone to approve it.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Andrew Younggeorge on June 05, 2011, 07:21:44 PM
Jude: Thanks for the welcome, but I can't see a 'reply' button in the New Members section, or any other way to post a question there.

I've posted in the Anonymous Members area and I've submitted a photo. Is that enough to get un-anonymised? I could give you my work email, but I'd rather not: I like to keep work and personal separate.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on June 05, 2011, 07:35:27 PM

Jude: Thanks for the welcome, but I can't see a 'reply' button in the New Members section, or any other way to post a question there.

I've posted in the Anonymous Members area and I've submitted a photo. Is that enough to get un-anonymised? I could give you my work email, but I'd rather not: I like to keep work and personal separate.


Think it's just a question of waiting till one of the Admins are online to unanonymise you, they are the only ones who can do so..

Not sure why you can't see a 'reply' button ??? Will have a look...

In the new members section, you start a new topic or you can add a post to the bottom of the last thread in there..


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Jim on June 05, 2011, 08:23:10 PM

Thanks guy's, my 'rugged' features will soon be lowering the tone of the forum!


ah so youre an ugly bugger like the rest of the laythers


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Andrew Younggeorge on June 06, 2011, 06:56:22 AM


Not sure why you can't see a 'reply' button ??? Will have a look...

In the new members section, you start a new topic or you can add a post to the bottom of the last thread in there..



Just realised who I'm talking to. What an honour! Can I add that to my reasons for joining TAW? Not that it was, because I didn't know at the time, but it's certainly a reason for staying!

Anyway, the reply button appeared but I still can't see how to start my own thread.



Edit: Hot linked image removed.


Edit: Another hot linked image removed.

Is it missing because I'm still Anonymous?

Can you move this whole conversation into the "New Members" section where it belongs?


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on June 06, 2011, 08:12:37 AM
Andrew, I will reply in the New members bit ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Hans Valk on June 10, 2011, 09:21:27 PM

A very warm welcome to you, new friend.  I understand from our Meeter and Greeter, the lovely Jude, that you are a person of good taste, impeccable manners and an interest in some or all things Talkawhilish.  Excellent news!  Hoorah, hoorah.

My name is Sir Robert Peel.  I am a Global Moderator of this fine debating chamber and talking shop.  I am also an elder statesman of some influence, commanding considerable respect in those who don’t know me very well.  

Put your favourite CD on the gramophone player, kick off your shoes and make yourself comfortable.  
(Not that comfortable!  :o  Please cover yourself up by putting on the dressing gown and slippers provided.  :-[)

Now - can I trouble you to answer a few questions, when you have the inclination, time and patience.  You can answer some, all or none of them, but we look forward to hearing from you soon.

1.   Who are you and where are you from?


Hello there, Sir John! I'm Hans Valk from Dordrecht in the Netherlands

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2.   What made you join Talkawhile?


I like folk music and so do most people on Talkawhile. So I guess that figures..

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3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?


I'm sad to say I've never been to Cropredy, but I've been a Fairport fan since the early seventies. I saw them play live only once, at a folkfestival in Vlaardingen in 1976

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4.   What kind of music do you like?


All kinds. Roots music from all corners of the world, but with a special place for British and Irish music. Also classical music. Schubert's Lieder, for instance.

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5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?


If I'm quite honest: I can't really remember. Must have been a local festival. We have a quite nice R&B-festival each year here in Dordrecht.

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6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?


That actually was Sandy Denny's BBC-box. And yes: I can recommend it. Would you expect otherwise?

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7.   Complete the following sentence:

          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singers The Watersons and I will
            sing:  'Adieu, Adieu'  

Oh dear, my digital recorder has gone unserviceable...what a pity..

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Thanks awfully.   [;-)


It's been a pleasure, Sir Robert.
By the way: did you know a farm on the island of Texel (in the north of the Netherlands and the first of the Friesian chain) has been named after you? I'm not joking!

greetings from Holland,
Hans Valk


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Nigel Spencer on June 19, 2011, 09:56:16 PM
Hello. I didn't realise I was meant to introduce myself first and I just went straight into the 'announce' section to tell folks about my blog and record label. Apparently I'm committed a grave faux pas, so apologies to anyone out there I've offended.

This is me - if anyone wants to know. Skip this bit if you don't. I'm 47. I live in Manchester with my partner and eight year old son. I work as a mental health social worker. I have an allotment and a Mazda Bongo camper van and a small ginger and white cat called Camp Freddie. I like lots of different kinds of music but mainly trad folk, alt-folk, pysch-folk and folk rock (if it's not dreary plodding shite) and I spend far too much money on records. I go to gigs in Manchester but I don't get to many festivals because my partner can't stand folk music, though we normally manage to get to the Green Man. I've written an as yet unpublished novel called Slattery's Luck. As a hobby and an antidote to the joys of social work I run a small record label called Folk Police Recordings that puts out the sorts of records I want in my record collection and I write a blog about lost, forgotten and seldom heard folk music from the 70s and early 80s called Lost Folk Tapes which has lots of interviews and sound files for your pleasure, hopefully. I go to my local singaround at the Beech in Chorlton and groan my way through the odd song.

If you want to know about the label or blog, just Google them and join the mailing list or something. I won't add any more links or updates in the announce section seeing as that's what got me in the doghouse.

Now to Sir Robert's questions.



1.   Who are you and where are you from?

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

4.   What kind of music do you like?

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. (name of singer) and I will
            sing:  ' ................................'   (name of song)



1. See above...
2. I refuse to answer on the grounds I might incriminate myself 8)
3. L&L is my third favourite folk rock album ever. Sandy Denny's The North Star Grassman and the Ravens is IMHO phenomenal. Never been to Cropedy because my partner can't stand folk music so festivals are a bit of a no-go area for now.
4. Trad folk, alt-folk, psych folk, folk rock, loads of other stuff from Sun Ra to Michael Chapman to Robert Wyatt to Spacemen 3 to Bonny Prince Billy. I can't begin to encompass it all in a sentence.
5. Matthew Halsall - fantastic Manchester based jazz trumpeter at Chorlton Arts Festival. Sublime stuff.
6. Harp and a Monkey. Buy it now. Banjo driven electronica. Great singer. Wonderful songs. What I hoped Tuung would be like.
7. “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be Bob Pegg and I will sing 'The Gypsy'" PS This is subject to change on a daily basis.

Cheers,

Nigel


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Barry on June 19, 2011, 10:00:26 PM

“Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be Bob Pegg and I will sing 'The Gypsy'"


Good man! Last time I heard him sing it was in a back room at the Old Vic.  Surreal night.

Welcome.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: AnnieD on June 19, 2011, 10:19:37 PM
Hi Nigel nice to be 'introduced' to you.

He didn't mention he does rather nice badges too  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on June 22, 2011, 09:35:14 AM
Nice intro Captain Spencer... Hello from me.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Rodger on June 29, 2011, 03:02:49 PM

Now - can I trouble you to answer a few questions, when you have the inclination, time and patience.  You can answer some, all or none of them, but we look forward to hearing from you soon.

1.   Who are you and where are you from?

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

4.   What kind of music do you like?

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. (name of singer) and I will
            sing:  ' ................................'   (name of song)



1. My name is Rodger and I live in Brighton.
2. Um - honestly can't remember
3. Fairport Convention is/was/are a bunch of musos who used to convene at a house called "Fairport" in Muswell Hill.  Not to be confused with the house on the cover of Unhalfbricking, which is in Wimbledon.  Cropredy is where a bunch of fat blokes with beards convene once a year to bellow "Meet on the Ledge".
4. Folk, jazz, contemporary classical, Indian classical, early music, Tamla Motown, West Coast acid rock, early Floyd/Soft Machine/King Crimson, Berlin cabaret songs, Cretan lyra, basically anything you can whistle
5. Crawley Folk Festival on Sat 25th June.  Nice to see Touchstone again but otherwise it was a huge disappointment.
6. Merlin's Isle of Gramarye by Peter Bellamy, just out on CD from Talking Elephant.  Haven't played it yet but I'm sure I'll like it.
7. Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Robert Wyatt and I will
            sing 'At Last I Am Free'. [these preferences subject to change on a daily, or hourly basis]


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on June 29, 2011, 03:31:06 PM
Hallo Rodger and welcome, you'll find a lot of likeminded people here and will probably meet some at Cropredy should you get there.  :)

Luckily we're not all fat blokes with beards though. At least I'm not ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Bob Barrows on June 29, 2011, 04:11:19 PM

Hallo Rodger and welcome, you'll find a lot of likeminded people here and will probably meet some at Cropredy should you get there.  :)

Luckily we're not all fat blokes with beards though. At least I'm not ;D
He nailed me tho'  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: giottoscircle (Robert) on June 29, 2011, 05:13:00 PM


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Cropredy is where a bunch of fat blokes with beards convene once a year to bellow "Meet on the Ledge".



Remind s me of a year when a friend rang me at Cropredy and said someone she worked with was there. I asked what he looked like and she said "Guy in his 50s with a beard". I looked around and it was like a 3D version of "Wheres Wally"!



Edit: Quote fixed. Paul


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Metro96 (Keith) on June 29, 2011, 05:17:02 PM


Hallo Rodger and welcome, you'll find a lot of likeminded people here and will probably meet some at Cropredy should you get there.  :)

Luckily we're not all fat blokes with beards though. At least I'm not ;D
He nailed me tho'  :)


Yup me too!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on June 29, 2011, 06:41:32 PM



Remind s me of a year when a friend rang me at Cropredy and said someone she worked with was there. I asked what he looked like and she said "Guy in his 50s with a beard". I looked around and it was like a 3D version of "Wheres Wally"!


Ha ha !


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Andy on June 29, 2011, 10:58:58 PM

Luckily we're not all fat blokes with beards though. At least I'm not ;D


I am! ;D {{Waves}}


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Jim on June 30, 2011, 08:54:23 AM
i'm halfway there, fat no beard


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on June 30, 2011, 09:24:50 AM
I'm very thin with a beard, but I don't have a photo that wouldn't induce shock and awe. I've never been to Cropredy. I like Robert Wyatt too.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan Morley on July 03, 2011, 07:00:02 PM
Hi all
I'm Alan Morley from Ilkeston, Derbyshire - well that's a good start innit !!   :D

Way back when I was a lad, my grandfather gave me an accordion which he couldn't play, and I was so grateful and excited to have this old Hohner because I was interested in music. Anyway after messing around with it and trying to learn tunes - I realised that I couldn't play it either and swapped it for a guitar a Hofner President - Blonde, and started having guitar lessons for five shillings an hour.

When I had learnt to play G - C - D7 and had an instant repertoire of hundreds of rock 'n' roll and folk songs - I got asked to join a local beat group playing rhythm guitar. We needed a singer - auditioned Robert Lindsay Stevenson and we turned him down - he went on to do some acting I think.

So there I was on the local pub / club circuit in a beat group at the age of fourteen - playing five nights a week and failing all my school exams because I kept falling asleep in class.

My earliest influence for folk music was Rambling Sid Rumpo - well Kenneth Williams on The Kenneth Horn Show on the old gas radio, followed closely by Donovan ( he wasn't on the Kenneth Horn Show though...)

There used  to be a TV Program called 'Hold Down a Chord' which was all about guitar lessons introduced by John Pearse. One week Steeleye Span were on there as guests - and I had the 'Eureka Moment'. Electric folk music.....In the 70's I used to get to a lot of interesting parties in Nottingham and heard a wide mix of music - Incredible String Band, Fairport, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull and got drawn in to jigs, reels, polka and thought Dave Swarbrick was God - not Eric Clapton....

Anyway, started buying folk LP's and got a couple of acoustic guitars by Eko the Italian company - got a Ranger 6 and a Ranger 12. I have since lost count and memory of all the guitars and amps I have had slip through my fingers over the years.

The next 'Eureka Moment' was when I heard John Kirkpatrick and the gang on the 'Morris On' LP's. On the strength of that I wanted a melodeon and to be able to play the Morris Tunes - I should have kept the accordion all those years before....Later I found out that JK didn't play melodeon on the Morris On LP....he was on concertina and button accordion.

Still - I had a melodeon and I wasn't afraid to use it....I took it along to a local folk club, played Speed Up The Plough and got recruited by a local Border Morris side. Around the same time me and the missus started to run a folk club in Ilkeston on a Thursday night - we seemed to be learning around four/ five songs a a week - because no-one at the club understood 'sing-arounds' and used to go to listen us perform...

Gawd - I'm rambling on....

I recall doing a floor spot playing melodeon at a club in Derby and when I'd finished a guy said to me ' You remind me of that bloke in Fairport....'
So then I'm thinking who in Fairport plays melodeon - the guy eventually remembered who he meant 'Dave Swarbrick' he says.....I must have transferred what I'd heard Swarb doing on fiddle to my melodeon style - so that was a great compliment.

The folk bug has stayed with me and expanded my musical ideas because of people like Chris Woods and Andy Cutting, John Kirkpatrick, Ashley Hutchins, Martin Carthy, Ralph McTell, the lovely Roy Harris- Shantyman, Tiger Moth. In effect my style is a mix of folk, sixties music, soul, rock 'n roll, prog rock, Irish etc....

Currently I'm messing with a folk duo, recording things for YouTube and just recently launched a new folk music web site, so loads to keep me occupied. Have a look at my YouTube things - you might find it a bit 'different'.... http://www.youtube.com/user/Almo2504?feature=mhee#p/u/1/Ou0x38ivxiM

thanks all - hope you didn't get too bored

Alan


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Andy Tuck on July 03, 2011, 07:49:20 PM
Like the tunes and the website looks very useful as well. Welcome on board.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan Morley on July 03, 2011, 08:09:09 PM

Like the tunes and the website looks very useful as well. Welcome on board.


Thanks Andy, this looks like a nice place to be....


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Albie on July 04, 2011, 08:16:41 AM
Welcome Alan. Some nice toons there, especially Soldiers Joy.







Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan Morley on July 04, 2011, 11:45:52 AM

Welcome Alan. Some nice toons there, especially Soldiers Joy.


Thanks very much.

I only did Soldier's Joy for a giggle as I don't really like the tune when played in sessions - but it turned out ok, and I had fun recording all the parts.

I recently resumed writing things - The Last Voyage of The Barque Endeavour was interesting to play on melodeon - it's in Am and Em
played on a D / G box.

cheers

Alan


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Finknottle (Kath) on July 14, 2011, 12:12:15 PM
1.   Who are you and where are you from?

Hello, hello! My name is Kath and I live on the Kentish coast.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

I was googling what year the Leningrad Cowboys played Cropredy and came upon a very old discussion thread from here debating the best and worst Cropredy performances of all time (opinions seemed to be split on the Leningrad Cowboys but oh dear, The Incredible String Band didn't come off well :D). It looked like a fun place to hang round so I decided to stay for a bit.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

I've known about Fairport since a small child because my parents brought me up all wrong! I first saw Fairport play in the late 80s, definitely Red and Gold era and we first went to Croprey in either '88 or '89, I can't remember and googling the line up hasn't helped, I guess as a 15yr old I wasn't paying that much attention!! I've been attending on and off ever since but things have now entered a new ear as I am now dragging my own kids there (including my very own inattentive teen daughter!)

4.   What kind of music do you like?

urm, I guess the bet way to describe my music taste is eclectic but folk is my deepest abiding passion.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

I took above mentioned teen daughter to Lounge on the Farm last weekend. It was not nice, very akin to being stuck in the outake scenes of Animal House. There was however a folk tent which was pretty much its saving grace, I saw local band Cocos Lovers and enjoyed them muchly.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

being a twenty first century kinda girl ;) the last album I downloaded was 'Freedom and Rain' June Tabor and the Oyster Band and yes I would recommend it.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. (name of singer) and I will
            sing:  ' ................................'   (name of song)


too, too, too hard.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on July 14, 2011, 01:55:00 PM
Hello Kath and welcome

Jude  :D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Pete in Oxney on July 14, 2011, 09:48:36 PM
Welcome to Almo who I know from elsewhere (melodeon.net) - he'll now be wondering who the devil I am as I use my 'usual' internet handle on there.  ;) Welcome too to Kath who "lives on the Kentish coast", I guess my name gives the game away!  :D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on July 15, 2011, 09:31:12 AM
Re Freedom and RAin: There's a totally new Tabor/Oysters album coming out in September.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Dave.P on July 15, 2011, 12:00:49 PM
Welcome to Kath .. good to see someone else is mistreating their child by bringing them along to Cropredy.  :'(

My son came with me one year .. a while ago he accused me of brainwashing him because he caught himself whistling "Open hte door Richard"  :D ;)

We will be in Field 7 look for the Folkstation sign be pleased to meet you.

Welcome to Almo too same applies Holidays was one of the first Fairport albums I bought. I am getting it out today to reprise it ;)

Dave P :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Finknottle (Kath) on July 15, 2011, 03:37:00 PM
Thankyou all for your warm welcome :)


Re Freedom and RAin: There's a totally new Tabor/Oysters album coming out in September.


I shall keep an eye (ear?) out for that.


We will be in Field 7 look for the Folkstation sign be pleased to meet you.

Dave P :)


And I'll keep the other eye open for that ;)





Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: reelmerecords on July 28, 2011, 02:52:42 PM
1.   My name is Kris, I am the label Manager of a new Bristol based digital acoustic & folk label called Reel Me Records.

2.   I joined Talkawhile to chat to like minded folk with a passion for music, spread the word of the label and our artists and you neve know I may even uncover a hidden gem or 2 on talkawhile!

3.   Cropredy is a lovely 3 day festy set up by Fairport Convention!

4.   I personally like contemporary acoustic, folk, neo folk, acoustic soul and worlkd music (to name but a few!) and as a result Reel Me Records releases the same!

5.   The last gig was at the Harbourside Festival in Bristol, beautiful sunny day, seeing the city unite as one in Queens Sq whilst listening to one of our artists Siddy Bennett performing on stage.

6.   the last CD I bought was a world music compilation by mutamayo, various artists and wonderful to play during our BBQ's or on a chilled Sunday so definately recommended!

7.
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer 'Elizabeth Frazer' and I will
            sing:  'Victorialand'


PS - Farm Fest this weekend in Bruton, Somerset - 2 days of organic food, wonderful selection of Folk bands, very chilled with onyl around 2500 people there, May see you there!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on July 28, 2011, 02:57:27 PM
Welcome Kris  ;D

I'm sure you'll find several hidden gems on here and a few not so hidden :D

Enjoy the nattering and the chattering

Jude (newbie welcomerer mininmod) :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: northseajoe on July 28, 2011, 03:46:02 PM

1.   My name is Kris, I am the label Manager of a new Bristol based digital acoustic & folk label called Reel Me Records.

[edited...]

7.         “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer 'Elizabeth Frazer' and I will
            sing:  'Victorialand'



Great album, great singer (I think it's Fraser with an 's' by the way)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Nick on July 28, 2011, 08:00:32 PM
Victorialand was the LP that got pressed at 45RPM by mistake wasn't it?

I remember a flatmate at uni coming in after hearing it and saying 'Oh no! Cocteau Twins have got rid of their female singer and gone all gloomy!'


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: northseajoe on July 29, 2011, 09:57:20 AM

Victorialand was the LP that got pressed at 45RPM by mistake wasn't it?

I remember a flatmate at uni coming in after hearing it and saying 'Oh no! Cocteau Twins have got rid of their female singer and gone all gloomy!'


Hah!! Dunno if it was a mistake or not, Nick, but you're right. I only had it on tape, but I friend of mine groused about the vinyl. He decided it was just a giant EP, not really an LP at all.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Yvie on July 30, 2011, 10:12:19 PM
Hello everyone! Its lovely to be here.  :)

1.   Who are you and where are you from?
Hi Im Yvie (Yvonne) from Sittingbourne in Kent.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?
I was introduced by Carolyn (Red Shoes) as I've always really liked FC, saw them at Canterbury earlier this year and am going to Cropredy for the first time this year with my daughter.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
I've really liked their music since waaaaaay back and always wanted to go to Cropredy, but haven't had the opportunity before now.

4.   What kind of music do you like?
I like some of every genre...except rap and heavy jazz (not sure thats the correct term though : ))

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  
What was it like?
Fairport Convention in Canterbury. Fabulous night. And an introduction to their music for my 13 year old daughter.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
Fairport Convention, Festival Bell. Yep. Brilliant.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. Eva Cassidy, and I will
            sing:  'Fields of Gold'  


Bye for now and hope to meet lots of you in a couple of weeks : ) xx




Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Dave.P on July 31, 2011, 12:40:07 AM

Hello everyone! Its lovely to be here.  :)

1.   Who are you and where are you from?
Hi Im Yvie (Yvonne) from Sittingbourne in Kent.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?
I was introduced by Carolyn (Red Shoes) as I've always really liked FC, saw them at Canterbury earlier this year and am going to Cropredy for the first time this year with my daughter.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
I've really liked their music since waaaaaay back and always wanted to go to Cropredy, but haven't had the opportunity before now.

4.   What kind of music do you like?
I like some of every genre...except rap and heavy jazz (not sure thats the correct term though : ))

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  
What was it like?
Fairport Convention in Canterbury. Fabulous night. And an introduction to their music for my 13 year old daughter.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
Fairport Convention, Festival Bell. Yep. Brilliant.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. Eva Cassidy, and I will
            sing:  'Fields of Gold'  


Bye for now and hope to meet lots of you in a couple of weeks : ) xx





Welcome Yvie look forward to meeting you and to reading your posts

Dave P :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Andy on July 31, 2011, 01:13:35 AM
See you at the Pav at 12?


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Polly Oxford (Andie) on August 01, 2011, 05:11:41 PM
I recently resumed writing things - The Last Voyage of The Barque Endeavour was interesting to play on melodeon - it's in Am and Em
played on a D / G box.
cheers
Alan

The Endeavour Barque -? That would be an interesting addition to my Captain Cook collection, which currently ranges from Black Dyke Mills Band to Martin Simpson! Will try to listen later.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: spillerpap on August 03, 2011, 02:51:01 PM
1.   Who are you and where are you from?

Hi, Spiller is the name and I am from kent.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

I have been going to Cropredy for the last twenty years and have always meant to join.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

Great band, and the best festival and people in the world.
4.   What kind of music do you like?

Bit of a mixture, love the folkie stuff, play a bit of guitar and mandolin so I am influenced by these,

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

Last gig was Rush at the O2, it was a big place with lots of nice lights.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

Festival Bell, very good and has got me in the mood for this year

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer BOB DYLAN and I will
            sing  Like a Rolling stone


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Mountain Nomad (Bryan) on August 03, 2011, 05:23:12 PM
1.   Who are you and where are you from?

Hi, My name is Bryan, and I am in Carmarthenshire, South Wales

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

I have meant to join for a while, having met some of you at Cropredy.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

The only Festival I have ever been to and wouldn't miss it for the world.  That Fairport lot ain't bad either  :)

4.   What kind of music do you like?

Mainly sixties, but now I have been introduced to Folk, what more can I want  8)

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

Marvellllllooouuusss. Cropredy.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

Can't remember! CDs are so yesteryear!!!!!

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Elvis Presley (name of singer) and I will
            sing:  ' in the ghetto'   (name of song)



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: gower flower (Shirl) on August 03, 2011, 06:40:31 PM
Hello Yvie! Good to see you in here.  :D

A warm welcome also to Spiller and Bryan. It would be good to see some *new faces* around the bar this year (along with all the usual suspects, of course) ;)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Mountain Nomad (Bryan) on August 03, 2011, 08:04:27 PM
Thanks for the welcome.

I have been seen at the bar by a few members but i am shy ;D.  I will be at the bar at Cropredy at 8pm Saturday, as well as other times, of course.  

Just to make sure the Beer is up to the required standard you understand  ;) I wouldn't drink it otherwise ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Dave.P on August 04, 2011, 02:12:08 PM

Thanks for the welcome.

I have been seen at the bar by a few members but i am shy ;D.  I will be at the bar at Cropredy at 8pm Saturday, as well as other times, of course.  

Just to make sure the Beer is up to the required standard you understand  ;) I wouldn't drink it otherwise ;D


I understand what you are saying  

be warned :-X

unscrupulous individuals may offer odd coloured and steaming liquids that may be melting the glass they are residing in ...  :o

The effects are not usually tooooo debilitating .... I would suggest a few hot curries before partaking ;)


Dave P


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Metro96 (Keith) on August 04, 2011, 02:36:21 PM


unscrupulous individuals may offer odd coloured and steaming liquids that may be melting the glass they are residing in ...  :o

The effects are not usually tooooo debilitating .... I would suggest a few hot curries before partaking ;)


Dave P


Ahh but last year the hot curry was in the glass!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Yvie on August 05, 2011, 01:06:13 AM
Hi all, thank you for the welcome! Im really nervous but so excited about our first Cropredy. Im making a list and checking it twice.....oh..no...thats the Christmas one, oppps! : )) Hope to meet you all next week : )


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on August 05, 2011, 09:59:05 AM
Don't be nervous Yvie.. be very very excited...  if you are like most of us here your first Cropredy will lead to an obsession...  you will be drawn to that field as if by magnetism year after year, decade after decade...  ;D {:-) :)

See you there!!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Dave.P on August 05, 2011, 03:55:33 PM

Don't be nervous Yvie.. be very very excited...  if you are like most of us here your first Cropredy will lead to an obsession...  you will be drawn to that field as if by magnetism year after year, decade after decade...  ;D

See you there!!



Its magnetism is it?  :D

not addiction  ::)

I'll tell my shrink ;)

Dave P [;-)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: AndrewPothecary on August 07, 2011, 09:34:52 PM
1.   I am Andrew, living at present in Lincoln.
2.   Initially it was to get advice on selling the Cropredy tickets that I am now unable to use, but it seems a friendly sort of place to hang around online.
3.   Only been to Cropredy a couple of times, but I’ve seen Fairport quite a few times over the years, since 1987.
4.   All sorts of things. Folk (obviously), progressive rock, jazz, blues, &c. &c.
5.   Actually I think the last live music I attended was Cropredy two years ago.
6.   I’ve never bought a CD. The last record I bought was Hugh Laurie’s “Let Them Talk”. Yes, I would recommend it.
7.   “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Roy Harper and I will sing:  'When An Old Cricketer Leaves The Crease’... but tomorrow it might be Peter Hammill and “Black Room”, or Jello Biafra and “Holiday In Cambodia”, or...


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Albie on August 07, 2011, 09:42:56 PM

1.   I am Andrew, living at present in Lincoln.
2.   Initially it was to get advice on selling the Cropredy tickets that I am now unable to use, but it seems a friendly sort of place to hang around online.
3.   Only been to Cropredy a couple of times, but I’ve seen Fairport quite a few times over the years, since 1987.
4.   All sorts of things. Folk (obviously), progressive rock, jazz, blues, &c. &c.
5.   Actually I think the last live music I attended was Cropredy two years ago.
6.   I’ve never bought a CD. The last record I bought was Hugh Laurie’s “Let Them Talk”. Yes, I would recommend it.
7.   “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Roy Harper and I will sing:  'When An Old Cricketer Leaves The Crease’... but tomorrow it might be Peter Hammill and “Black Room”, or Jello Biafra and “Holiday In Cambodia”, or...



That's interesting. I wonder how many others there are on here who haven't ever bought one? So do you just buy vinyl then? Downloads? Eight track?  :)

Anyhow, welcome. I think I might go to youtube and find some Dead Kennedys as a result of your reminder.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Addie on August 07, 2011, 09:57:48 PM
I don't think Andy Tuck has brought a CD...............................





























in the last 30 minutes  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: AndrewPothecary on August 08, 2011, 10:40:49 AM

That's interesting. I wonder how many others there are on here who haven't ever bought one? So do you just buy vinyl then? Downloads? Eight track?  :)

Anyhow, welcome. I think I might go to youtube and find some Dead Kennedys as a result of your reminder.
[/quote

Yes, if I buy music it's still on vinyl. I've never downloaded aything either, but I did once briefly own an eight track. The only cartridge I had was by the Doobie Brothers though, and never seemed to sound right.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: northseajoe on August 08, 2011, 11:11:24 AM


(edited...)

6.   I’ve never bought a CD. The last record I bought was Hugh Laurie’s “Let Them Talk”. Yes, I would recommend it.



That's interesting. I wonder how many others there are on here who haven't ever bought one? So do you just buy vinyl then? Downloads? Eight track?  :)

Anyhow, welcome. I think I might go to youtube and find some Dead Kennedys as a result of your reminder.


I think that's a really interesting question, Albie (maybe worth a new thread?). For myself, I still buy CDs but I tend to rip 'em and get rid of them (sell, swap or give them away). I digitised all my old vinyl, cassettes etc a long time ago. I still have a turntable and cassette player, but I mostly use them as recording sources for the PC.



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Goaty on August 08, 2011, 11:22:20 AM

I don't think Andy Tuck has brought a CD...............................


in the last 30 minutes  ;D


You jest but there was a time not that long ago when he didn't have a CD player, let alone any CDs!  Now he appears to be attempting to use them to make wallpaper redundant ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: H (Heather Smith) on August 08, 2011, 03:31:11 PM


I don't think Andy Tuck has brought a CD...............................


in the last 30 minutes  ;D


You jest but there was a time not that long ago when he didn't have a CD player, let alone any CDs!  Now he appears to be attempting to use them to make wallpaper redundant ;D


Man spends more on CDs than I do on comics, and that takes some doing!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: John The Hat on August 10, 2011, 01:16:17 PM
Greetings from the sunny south coast (well it is at the moment.)
As to the dressing gown and slippers, I think a drovers coat and wellies may be more appropriate  ;)

1.   Who are you and where are you from?

I'm known as John the Hat and most just call me JTH. Originally from the north east (Jarrow), but forced to emigrate aged 3 (parents moved south)

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

I've been meaning to join for a few years, but never got around to it until now.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

I can't remember how old I was when I first heard Fairport, but it was probably Liege and Leaf.
Always wanted to go to Cropredy but didn't make it until 1994, and then a break until 1999

4.   What kind of music do you like?

If it can be played live then that's what I call music, but anything just about except 70's disco or 80's cheese.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

Bemis, it was a wedding and I was doing the sound for the band, but it was great  ;D

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

Wishbone Ash - Illuminations, heartily recommended for anyone who has lost their 'Ash

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Robert Plant and I will
            sing:  'Dazed and Confused'   (if only I could sing)

See you all on the field of joy, I closely resemble my avatar but may be wearing my summer hat.
Remember now Richard Thompson is NOT the rain god, John Lydon is (if we can convince enough people this may become true :D)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on August 10, 2011, 01:23:32 PM
Welcome John (with or without Hat)

See you at Cropredy I expect  ;D

Jude


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Andy Tuck on August 10, 2011, 01:26:38 PM
Hi John

I think we may have met you at Southwell FF. See you in the field.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: northseajoe on August 10, 2011, 01:38:48 PM

...

I'm known as John the Hat and most just call me JTH. Originally from the north east (Jarrow), but forced to emigrate aged 3 (parents moved south)
...


Welcome, John. Nice to have another Jarra Lad around. Hope you're not a mackem...


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Dan O. on August 10, 2011, 02:12:18 PM
Marvellous to finally see you on here, John !  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: John The Hat on August 10, 2011, 02:21:53 PM
I'm no makem, I'm a Sand dancer (born in South Shields)
Unfortunately the accent didn't have time to develop, so I sound like a shandy drinking southern softie  ;)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: John The Hat on August 10, 2011, 02:23:05 PM
Hi Dan O, yes I finally make it!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: northseajoe on August 10, 2011, 02:49:40 PM

I'm no makem, I'm a Sand dancer (born in South Shields)
Unfortunately the accent didn't have time to develop, so I sound like a shandy drinking southern softie  ;)

Never mind, John. I've been away from Jarrow a long time and learnt to understand my cockney daughter...


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on August 11, 2011, 09:11:25 AM

I'm no makem, I'm a Sand dancer (born in South Shields)
Unfortunately the accent didn't have time to develop, so I sound like a shandy drinking southern softie  ;)


You need to practice :-)

Welcome, John.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Chris Line on August 14, 2011, 05:20:22 PM
Hi John glad you could make it!

I agree with making John Lydon the cropredy rain god.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: col foster on August 17, 2011, 06:27:18 PM
Hi, i'll do my very best to answer these questions but some answers may sound a bit ambigious but here goes
1.   Who are you and where are you from?
My name is Colin and I live in Swanley, Kent

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?
Looking for more info on Cropredy and some others feedback on the festival

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
I've been a fan for many years and have been to many FC concerts but Cropredy was my first ever festival

4.   What kind of music do you like?
Anything with a tune and even better if I can play along. I've a very eclectic taste in music, anything from Thomas Tallis to Pagan metal with Folk somewhere in the middle

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?
FC acoustic set at Dartford a few months ago, it was excellent except I felt a bit faint halfway through had to get some air and missed the festival bell section

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
I honestly cannot remember but I got a record deck transfer system for my birthday and am now revisiting all my old records but i keep playing Broadsword and the beast by Jethro Tull

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. (name of singer) and I will
            sing:  ' ................................'   (name of song)

This is one I truly cannot answer


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: vanessa on August 18, 2011, 04:36:09 PM
Here goes with my answers......

1.  My name is Vanessa and I come from Rochester in kent.

2.  Joined Talkawhile several years ago to keep in touch with what Fairport were up to and also get the heads up on any local gigs by anyone who might interest me.

3. Taken by a long-time fan to a wintour in Canterbury 1998ish and became hooked! Have managed to catch one or two of the wintour dates since then and also acoustic if possible. Attended Cropredy 8 times in the last 13 years.

4. Tull, Dylan, Floyd, Dead, Stones, Zappa, Steve Harley, Joan Armatrading, Oysterband, Nick Harper, Warren Zevon, Jackson browne, Fleetwood mac. etc etc etc ....

5.Joan Armatrading. Other Half is a big fan so finally got to see her and she was amazing. Totally exceeded all expectations. Superb musician and performer will not miss her again!

6. This Charming life (see above) and yes!

7. Tonight , Sir Robert I am going to be The Band and I will sing The Weight ( the Robbie Robertson bits!).

7a. Re 7. This does change frequently and I may be Bob Dylan or Frank Zappa by the end of the week!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: pete bennett on August 19, 2011, 10:50:27 PM
1.   Who are you and where are you from?
Pete from London, urban folk!

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?
Wanted to find out whats going on in the folk world. Have just released an album called "just urban folk!"didn`t think of the songs as folk songs when i was writing them, but a few friends have pointed out that they may be well, folky!

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
heard a few fairport tracks in my time, know nothing of the cropredy till now, catching on fast.

4.   What kind of music do you like?
just love all sorts of music;punk,rock n roll,rock,grunge,dance,pop...good songs come in all shapes and sizes.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?
saw billy bragg and crowded house last year,loved them both

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
Adele 21, great songs

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. (Johnny Cash) and I will
            sing:  ' ..Folson prison blues..............................'  


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Rootytoot {Ruth} on August 27, 2011, 09:58:31 PM
Thank you for the lovely welcome... and yes, I am now extremely relaxed and comfortable in my considerately provided clothing !
As far as the questions go, I'll do my best...

1.   Who are you and where are you from?
     I AM RUTH (aka) ROOTYTOOT -  A "NORTHERN LASS" AT HEART HAVING COME FROM YORKSHIRE ORIGINALLY, CURRENTLY RESIDING IN SURREY VIA SPAIN, GERMANY AND THE USA (BUT THAT'S A WHOLE OTHER TOPIC !)

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?
     I DISCOVERED YOUR EXISTENCE THROUGH MY HUBBY, WHO ENCOURAGED ME TO "PUT MY TWO PENNETH IN" SO I FINALLY GOT ORGANISED AND HERE I AM !

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
     WE MOVED BACK TO THE UK IN 2004, WHEN I WAS DRAGGED ALONG TO CROPREDY KICKING AND SCREAMING (ONLY KIDDING, ALTHOUGH I HADN'T A CLUE WHAT TO EXPECT), AND I HAVE BEEN GOING EVER SINCE, SO NOW CONSIDER MYSELF A DEFINITE FAN OF THAT SACRED EVENT  ;D

4.   What kind of music do you like?
     MY MUSICAL TASTES ARE VERY VARIED, ALTHOUGH THEY ARE NOW DEFINITELY SKEWED TOWARDS FOLK.  I ESPECIALLY LOVE KATE RUSBY AND FAIRPORT (OF COURSE), AND HAVE BEEN QUITE IMPRESSED WITH AHAB AND BLAIR DUNLOP OF LATE.  HOWEVER, I ALSO ENJOY ARTISTS LIKE CROWDED HOUSE, SUPERTRAMP, BILLY JOEL, BRYAN ADAMS, THE BEATLES, THE CORRS, DEL AMITRI, E.L.O, 10CC, GENESIS, AS WELL AS MANY MORE VARIED AND UNUSUAL GROUPS (NOT TO EVERYONE'S TASTE, I'M SURE)  ;)

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?
     THE LAST FESTIVAL I ATTENDED WAS OF COURSE CROPREDY, I ENJOYED MYSELF, AS ALWAYS, AND FOUND THE RANGE OF MUSIC QUITE VARIED THIS YEAR.  NOT ALL TO MY TASTE, BUT IT WAS GOOD TO EXPERIENCE SUCH A WIDE RANGE OF MUSICAL STYLES AND TALENTS, OLD AND NEW.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
     I HAVE TO CONFESS THAT I DON'T REALLY BUY CD'S - THAT'S USUALLY MY HUBBY'S JOB, ALTHOUGH WE DID GET AN EP OR TWO AT CROPREDY THIS YEAR - BLAIR DUNLOP'S AND AHAB'S.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer KATE RUSBY and I will
            sing:  ' AWKWARD ANNIE' OR 'LITTLE JACK FROST' OR 'CRUEL'.  - SORRY, BUT COULDN'T DECIDE AS I REALLY LOVE THEM ALL ! ;)

WELL, NOW THAT YOU KNOW ME A BIT BETTER, I JUST HAVE TO LEARN A BIT ABOUT EVERYONE ELSE.... (EASY  ;)
     



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on August 28, 2011, 07:38:04 PM
STOP SHOUTING RUTH!!!   ;)  Welcome to you.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Goaty on August 28, 2011, 07:45:01 PM

STOP SHOUTING RUTH!!!.


Indeed :-*  Welcome to the asylum.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Musicport on September 08, 2011, 10:50:18 AM
1.   Who are you and where are you from?

My name is Jim English, I grew up in the North West (Wigan) but now live in North London
 I studied in Leeds and have put on and promoted concerts for years.
2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

I joined Talkawhile because I have been a lifelong folk and accoustic fan and I find it difficult to find the time and people to discuss music with. Also, I thought it would be the perfect platform for me to spread the word about some of the amazing concerts and festivals I am lucky enough to be involved with. (Hence the 'Musicport' Username.)

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

Not a huge amount, however, I do know that the amazing Iain Matthews will be playing at Musicport festival this year!

4.   What kind of music do you like?

I love a whole bunch of different types of music. from Rock and Indie to folk, acoustic and more recently, a whole range of World music. I am currently listening to Mercedes Peon, Mari Boine, Blair Dunlop and High Masekela.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

The Last gig I attended was Wooden Shjips and Wolf People at the Scala in Kings Cross. Wolf people were particularly great.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

'Matthews' Southern Comfort' - Yes, I would recommend it wholeheartedly. Although, rather than make that recommendation, i'd make the suggestion that you go to see him live! Haha.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. (name of singer) and I will
            sing:  ' ................................'   (name of song)

“Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Nick Drake and I will
            sing:  'Which will'  (name of song)

I hope the Talkawhile community will take me under their wing. I would really love to to get the word out about Musicport festival, build the excitement and the anticipation, and ultimately, hopefully meet some of you lovely people at the festival!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Malcolm on September 08, 2011, 11:03:23 AM
There is a problem accessing your website from your profile page. The screen reads 'about:blank'.

Beyond me to know why, but plenty of IT folk on here. Welcome, by the way.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Musicport on September 08, 2011, 11:06:57 AM
Hi Malcolm, thanks for the heads up!

Hmm, not sure why it doesn't seem to be working  ??? I'll have a look and see if I inputted it incorrectly.

In the meantime, here is the site URL, hope it works!

http://www.musicportfestival.com/

Thanks again,

Jim English (Musicport)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Zebbie on September 14, 2011, 03:37:42 AM
Hi All,

Hope I'm posting this in the right place.  I've been a Fairport fan for years, ever since I picked up their debut album at Camden Market somewhere back in the mists of time (the first two albums are still my favourites).  I've been to Cropredy most years since the early '90s.  Not this year though, sadly (campervan fire).

Most recent gig: Diesel Park West.  I saw them at Butlins last year, when they turned up as a last-minute (and rather welcome) replacement for the Unthanks.  They mainly performed CSN/Byrds covers that evening, so I thought I'd like to hear them performing their own material.  Very enjoyable.

Last cds: Alison Krauss - Paper Airplane and C.W. Stoneking - Jungle Blues.  Both wonderful in their very different ways.

Anyway, hope to dust off my fez and maybe meet up with some of you at a future fest.



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on September 14, 2011, 09:29:53 AM
Hi Zebbie, yes this is the perfect place to say hello and welcome :D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: GubGub (Al) on September 14, 2011, 12:52:20 PM

Most recent gig: Diesel Park West.  


Welcome Zebbie.

I keep forgetting that the Diesels are still going. If you don't have it and can get hold of a copy I urge you to get their debut album, "Shakespeare Alabama", an underated and overlooked classic.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Zebbie on September 14, 2011, 08:51:35 PM
Thanks, Al.  I got it a few years ago, when the remastered version came out.  Marvellous album.  They do seem like a forgotten band.  They were certainly disappointed at finding themselves in a half-empty pub in the suburbs of London, after travelling down from Leicester.  Still, they put in a very professional performance.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Addie on September 14, 2011, 09:02:47 PM
Welcome Zebbie, good to see another CW Stoneking fan around. Also saw DPW at Butlins and enjoyed them.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Adrian B on September 15, 2011, 01:45:39 PM
1.   Who are you and where are you from?

Hi everyone, I am Adrian (aka Spacepig). I come from the far north of Scotland, but have lived in Cork, Ireland for the last 4 years.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

Nothing made me join, but, I have some Fairport clips up on youtube and I noticed that some of the hits were coming from here. I got interested and after a few false starts finally got registered. I had never heard of this site before then.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

I have been to Croredy about 6 times, first time in 1987, last time in 1994 (shame on me I know). First stumbled across Fairport (in 1987) when a friend asked me if I wanted to come to Cropredy with him. As I had nothing else to do that weekend I went along for the heck of it. That weekend changed my life and I have followed them ever since.

4.   What kind of music do you like?

The million dollar question! Apart from the obvious, some psychedlia, blues, a bit of jazz, lots of folk, really anything out of the ordinary

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

Space Ritual (ex Hawkwind) in Cork a few weeks ago. What was it like? have a look at my youtube clips and you will see. We had a grteat time, Nik Turner is a real gent. Going to see Seasick Steve next week.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

Comus - East of Sweden, most definitely, yes

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. (name of singer) and I will
            sing:  ' ................................'   (name of song)

Alex Harvey, Next


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on September 15, 2011, 02:08:34 PM
Welcome Adrian  do sit down... Cup of tea? ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Adrian B on September 15, 2011, 02:20:26 PM
Hi Jude, tea would be lovely (beer would be better). Sorry I can't stay for long just now, I am working right now (or supposed to be).


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Metro96 (Keith) on September 15, 2011, 03:15:18 PM

First stumbled across Fairport (in 1987) when a friend asked me if I wanted to come to Cropredy with him. As I had nothing else to do that weekend I went along for the heck of it. That weekend changed my life and I have followed them ever since.



Me too! WOW ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on September 15, 2011, 11:14:47 PM
A neat and brave choice of song mon ami... Hi from me too.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Bill Forwell on September 22, 2011, 06:16:05 PM
Hi,

I am new to this forum and would just like to say hi and intoduce myself. I am the bass player for Flutatious, a 6 piece folk, rock, dance band from NW London. You can check out what we do at www.flutatious.co.uk

Hope you like what you see and hear.

Respect....Bill


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Carl (Mr Hat) on September 22, 2011, 07:01:47 PM
1.   Who are you and where are you from?
I'm Carl and I'm from Whittlesey via Windsor

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?
My wife Zoe (then girlfriend)

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
Been to the last 7 Cropredys, have more Fairport albums than any sane person would buy, came to Fairport via Babbacombe Lee, which I found in a record library many years ago

4.   What kind of music do you like?
Folk, Rock, anything melodic with a story to tell

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?
Otley Festival - Small festival with a lot of talented locals performing

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
The optimistically titled Roger Davies Live vol 1 - yes Roger is a wonderful singer songwriter

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. (name of singer) and I will
            sing:  ' ................................'   (name of song)

      I'm very fickle and what ever I put this now I would put someone else in half an hour but for now Paul McCartney singing Eleanor Rigby


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Andy Tuck on September 22, 2011, 07:06:23 PM

Hi,

I am new to this forum and would just like to say hi and intoduce myself. I am the bass player for Flutatious, a 6 piece folk, rock, dance band from NW London. You can check out what we do at www.flutatious.co.uk

Hope you like what you see and hear.

Respect....Bill


Welcome Bill, I've had the Flutatious CD since it came out and it still gets regular plays. Haven't managed to catch you live yet. Probably have to book you sometime for the Musician.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Bill Forwell on September 22, 2011, 07:26:04 PM
Quote


Welcome Bill, I've had the Flutatious CD since it came out and it still gets regular plays. Haven't managed to catch you live yet. Probably have to book you sometime for the Musician.



Hi Andy,

nice to be here, some really interesting stuff on this forum, glad you like the cd. We have been up your way a few times this year, well more Derbyshire and Lincs. We are always up for gigs, especially to new audiences and we are actually looking for some indoor club gigs over the winter months since the festival season is coming to an end so let me know if you have anyting coming up....



Edit: Fixed quote. Paul


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Viv G on September 23, 2011, 08:15:06 AM
Hi Bill, I'd not heard of the band before but having looked at the site I shall be looking out for you .Lovely stuff:)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on September 23, 2011, 08:52:26 AM
Carl: how many FC albums would a sane person buy, then??


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Jim on September 23, 2011, 10:18:20 AM

Carl: how many FC albums would a sane person buy, then??


probably just the one or two 8)
 
but luckily for them theres an awful lot of us lunatics not locked up yet  [;-)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Addie on September 23, 2011, 10:50:38 AM
Welcome Bill, loved your set at Onboard the craft. Look forward to seeing you again sometime.


About time you got aboard Carl!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Carl (Mr Hat) on September 23, 2011, 07:03:05 PM

Carl: how many FC albums would a sane person buy, then??



In my case about 53 (counting doubles and box sets as separate) not sure how much less than that qualifies as sane though


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Jim on September 23, 2011, 10:28:54 PM


Carl: how many FC albums would a sane person buy, then??



In my case about 53 (counting doubles and box sets as separate) not sure how much less than that qualifies as sane though


53!
its always lovely to welcome newbies to the cause come in and get the beer in carl


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Dave.P on September 24, 2011, 06:09:48 AM
hello Carl .. you sound very sane to me

bbut not drunk enough .... Its your round mate

Dee.P


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on September 24, 2011, 09:06:03 AM


Carl: how many FC albums would a sane person buy, then??


probably just the one or two 8)
 
but luckily for them theres an awful lot of us lunatics not locked up yet  [;-)


Count me as one :-)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: H (Heather Smith) on September 24, 2011, 06:06:17 PM



Carl: how many FC albums would a sane person buy, then??


probably just the one or two 8)
 
but luckily for them theres an awful lot of us lunatics not locked up yet  [;-)


Count me as one :-)


Err, same here.  26 FC albums, according to the harddrive.  I hadn't realised I'd got that many!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: maddogfagin (graham) on September 26, 2011, 05:03:52 PM
1.   Who are you and where are you from?
Graham from Cornwall.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?
Been meaning to for some time but things have been in my way.  I'm here now though.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
Fairport since the very early days and Cropredy 3, maybe 4 times.   Met Dave Pegg, Maartin Allcock a few times and shared a drink, or three.

4.   What kind of music do you like?
Love of acoustic/celtic/blues/folk rock/prog rock - many and varied  

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?
The Ian Anderson acoustic solo tour of September this year.   Superb evening.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
June Tabor "Aqaba", to replace my worn out vinyl copy, and yes I would recommend it

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Ian Anderson and I will
            sing:  'Up The Pool'   (name of song)



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on September 27, 2011, 08:52:00 AM
Welcome Graham.

Aqaba is my favourite JT album. Hands down best, IMO.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: maddogfagin (graham) on September 27, 2011, 08:54:45 AM

Welcome Graham.

Aqaba is my favourite JT album. Hands down best, IMO.


Quite relevation on CD.   Thanks for the welcome Alan2


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Bill Forwell on September 28, 2011, 05:43:31 PM

Hi Bill, I'd not heard of the band before but having looked at the site I shall be looking out for you .Lovely stuff:)


Thanks Viv, it's really nice to be here, loads of interesting stuff....


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Bill Forwell on September 28, 2011, 05:45:07 PM

Welcome Bill, loved your set at Onboard the craft. Look forward to seeing you again sometime.


About time you got aboard Carl!


Thanks Carl, yeah, that was a really nice gig, well set up and a great audience. Good to be here...


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: RobertL on October 02, 2011, 11:23:34 PM
1.   Who are you and where are you from?
I'm Robert Lehrian from Pittsburgh, PA.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?
A fine place for camaraderie and information!

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
I was first introduced to FC in the mid-'90s by the good blokes at Paul's CD shop in Bloomfield (a Pittsburgh neighborhood). Long a fan of blues and Dylan, The Band, etc.. I wandered into the store one morning to hear Sir Patrick Spens - and have been hooked ever since!! Still haven't made in to Cropredy but it's on the bucket list.

4.   What kind of music do you like?
Blues, jazz, rock...

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?
It was a Tom Petty gig with a bunch of friends. Fun, spur of the moment summer concert.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
Festival Bell, actually.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. (name of singer) and I will
            sing:  ' ................................'   (name of song)
Too many to choose from, Sir Robert.... and I'm afraid it's best that I do not sing. Not now, not ever...


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on October 03, 2011, 07:53:05 PM

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
Festival Bell, actually.



  Hi Robert welcome to you, re the question above, would you recommend it?


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: RobertL on October 03, 2011, 11:50:03 PM
I would absolutely recommend Festival Bell.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Greg E on November 23, 2011, 05:05:53 PM
A week or two late.

1.   Who are you and where are you from?
Greg, near Bath & Bristol

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?
Browsed for a while keeping up to date, mainly Steeleye. Set up a user a year or ago but lost the login details, and changed email account but only posted a couple of times. And not using my real name, which is not allowed now!


3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
Always been a follower of 'Folk'. Love early FC and Sandy. Not a big festival goer.

4.   What kind of music do you like?
A good melody is key. Love Trad folk, Old folk rock (All Steeleye, old FC, Spriguns, Little Johnny England, the Men they COuldn't Hang, etc) Folk blues (John Martyn, Bert etc), Some 'normal' Rock (Santana, Late 60's British Rock - cream etc), Heavy metal - Iron Maiden, Judas Priest (!), A fair bit of Electronic (New Order, OMD etc), Some Dance music and Dancehall reggae. Snoop Dog.  I think that about covers it.  

Don't Like:  Pompous msierable long music, Pink Floyd, Anything remotoely Prog. (apart from Folk Rock - its a fine line!), Radiohead, Coldplay, A lot of modern FolkRock (gets very boring and very insipid very quickly) but I do try, I really do try to want to like new stuff. Run of the mill female singersongwriters who will be forgotton in 5 years but are the 'next big thing' for a while.


5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?
Steeleye Span 6 months ago. I don't get out enough!

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
Trees - Jane xxxxx Garden (something like that). Anyway, bloody brilliant. Long overdue purchase.


7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. (name of singer) and I will
            sing:  ' ................................'   (name of song)

oh, impossible to choose!

8. In conclusion:

Quite miserable about modern music but really really trying.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on November 23, 2011, 05:19:17 PM
Welcome Greg, The Garden of Jane Delawney was probably what you were trying to remember..

Wonderful band, I was very delighted to have Celia sing on my last album  ;D

Cup of tea?


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Post by: neil fatea on November 23, 2011, 06:52:20 PM
Welcome aboard, plenty to explore


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Greg E on November 23, 2011, 07:13:37 PM

Welcome Greg, The Garden of Jane Delawney was probably what you were trying to remember..

Wonderful band, I was very delighted to have Celia sing on my last album  ;D

Cup of tea?


Wow, I'm glad to hear she is still singing, a wonderfully evocative voice. Dare I ask if she still has that amazing range? And where can I check out your album to hear her (and your good self of course :) ) ?! Ah, scrap that, just seen your links...

I had the Trees 'On the shore' cd since it was re-released a few years ago and instantly loved her voice. The whole ambience of Trees I find wonderful. I have never really explored that area of Pysch folk but if there are more bands like Trees then I may have to!

Milk no sugar.
 


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on November 23, 2011, 07:22:35 PM


Welcome Greg, The Garden of Jane Delawney was probably what you were trying to remember..

Wonderful band, I was very delighted to have Celia sing on my last album  ;D

Cup of tea?


Wow, I'm glad to hear she is still singing, a wonderfully evocative voice. Dare I ask if she still has that amazing range? And where can I check out your album to hear her (and your good self of course :) ) ?!
I had the 'on the shore' cd since it was re-released a few years ago and instantly loved her voice. The whole ambience of Trees I find wonderful. I have never really explored that area of Pysch folk but if there are more bands like Trees then I may have to!

Milk no sugar.
 



Apologies for the self-promo here, you can hear bits on amazon

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Talking-With-Strangers/dp/B002FMH8TC/ref=dm_cd_album_lnk?ie=UTF8&qid=1322075769&sr=1-1

'C'est La Vie' has Celia singing beautifully on that, her range is still extraordinary ;D

She also contributes to Harpsong along with Julianne Regan, Jacqui McShee and many other notable bods from my past... but you will have to buy the CD to hear that track as it's 19 minutes long (proper prog):D





Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Greg E on November 23, 2011, 09:36:53 PM



Welcome Greg, The Garden of Jane Delawney was probably what you were trying to remember..

Wonderful band, I was very delighted to have Celia sing on my last album  ;D

Cup of tea?


Wow, I'm glad to hear she is still singing, a wonderfully evocative voice. Dare I ask if she still has that amazing range? And where can I check out your album to hear her (and your good self of course :) ) ?!
I had the 'on the shore' cd since it was re-released a few years ago and instantly loved her voice. The whole ambience of Trees I find wonderful. I have never really explored that area of Pysch folk but if there are more bands like Trees then I may have to!

Milk no sugar.
 



Apologies for the self-promo here, you can hear bits on amazon

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Talking-With-Strangers/dp/B002FMH8TC/ref=dm_cd_album_lnk?ie=UTF8&qid=1322075769&sr=1-1

'C'est La Vie' has Celia singing beautifully on that, her range is still extraordinary ;D

She also contributes to Harpsong along with Julianne Regan, Jacqui McShee and many other notable bods from my past... but you will have to buy the CD to hear that track as it's 19 minutes long (proper prog):D




Excellent, thanks for the link and no apologies needed! I have downloaded the C'est La Vie' track, sounds good!
Very intruiging CD. Its now on my 'to get' list!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Dave.P on November 24, 2011, 06:38:09 AM
welcome to our soiree Greg

Jude does serve exquisite blends of tea in the best China tea set :D

If you can get through the initiation ( don't spill it or dunk bikkies until the hostess has dunked hers) :o

Then you can get yourself into the bar, join the beer club and happily sample and learn the secrets of fine beers and ciders. We do enjoy the odd pint or two, especially when its your round ;D

You will I am sure find yourself gravitating toward the lure of good music .. We are pleased to welcome virgins to the many chances to take part that are offered ( More virgins frequently needed)
i assure you that you will be encouraged to join us in a field in Oxfordshire on the second weekend in August [;-) {:-)

Good to see you

Dave P


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on November 24, 2011, 09:23:21 AM

Welcome Greg, The Garden of Jane Delawney was probably what you were trying to remember..

Wonderful band, I was very delighted to have Celia sing on my last album  ;D

Cup of tea?


Ditto re Trees:GOJD. That and On the Shore are in my top 100. Are Trees ever going to do anything else?(it's been rumoured).


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Jules Gray on November 24, 2011, 09:50:16 AM
Trees rock!

Jules


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Greg E on November 24, 2011, 12:20:57 PM

welcome to our soiree Greg

Jude does serve exquisite blends of tea in the best China tea set :D

If you can get through the initiation ( don't spill it or dunk bikkies until the hostess has dunked hers) :o

Then you can get yourself into the bar, join the beer club and happily sample and learn the secrets of fine beers and ciders. We do enjoy the odd pint or two, especially when its your round ;D

You will I am sure find yourself gravitating toward the lure of good music .. We are pleased to welcome virgins to the many chances to take part that are offered ( More virgins frequently needed)
i assure you that you will be encouraged to join us in a field in Oxfordshire on the second weekend in August [;-) {:-)

Good to see you

Dave P


Thanks for the welcome! I am indeed easily lured to good music!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: nick wright on November 25, 2011, 12:07:13 PM
I used to visit a folk club in Macclesfield, where one of the regulars sang an unusual song about two miners.
By day they worked together at the mine.  By night they lived together as "man and wife".
Does anyone know the name of this song?Huh  
Thanks
(I apologise in advance if this is in the wrong place!)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: bigredsteve55 (Steve Bennett) on November 29, 2011, 12:27:08 AM
Hello all yet another newbie,

the answer to the question of 'the two miners who went home as man and wife' could well be a reference to one of the many versions of 'Drag Queen Blues' as originally written and performed by none other than Richard Digance.

Steve Bennett


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: bigredsteve55 (Steve Bennett) on November 29, 2011, 01:13:44 AM
Hello all

1.   Who are you and where are you from?

I'm Steve Bennett from Horndean Village (Late home of Gales Ales)

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

I was a Lurkawhile before deciding to join

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

Cropredy is the centre of the civilised universe and fairport started the big bang!!!

4.   What kind of music do you like?

An ecelctic mix of folk, rock, blues,, progressive, Early metal, Classic.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
Last CD was Pete Artkin the lakeside sessions its wonderful

7.   Complete the following sentence:

          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer..Leonard Cohen and I will sing:  ' Sisters of Mercy'

Steve Bennett


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on November 29, 2011, 09:31:43 AM
Hi Steve, from another Pete Atkin fan.Love Lakeside Sessions, esp. the History and Geography disc.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Dave.P on November 30, 2011, 07:09:28 AM
welcome Steve good to have you here


Dave P


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: sheri on January 16, 2012, 10:31:40 PM
HELLO THERE!!

OK FORGIVE M IF IV TYPED THIS IN WRONG BIT LOL
HI MY NAME IS SHRI ,AN IAM IN A EAST GARSTON MORRIS GROUP CALLED THE GARSTON GALLOPERS,IV BEEN IN THE GROUP JUST OVER A YEAR NOW ,AND THEY HAVE BEEN RUNNING ABOUT 2 OR 3 YARS,THEY ARE A LOVELY TEAM,AN JOINING THEM CHANGED MY LIFE,GAVE ME A REASON TO LAUGH ;D

SHRI


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Dave.P on January 17, 2012, 03:45:32 AM
hiya Shri

Nice to have you here have you met the barlady yet?? She knows what drink
I like at the appropriate time of day (wink wink ;))

Morris men ( and women) get a special deal in the Arms

You are welcome anytime

DaveP O0


 


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: abby (tank girl) on January 17, 2012, 05:52:54 AM
Hello and welcome!
Hang yer bells up on the way in, don't hit anyone with yer stick, but keep the hankies handy cos Pb's jokes might make you cry.
You posted in the right place but maybe take your capslock off and STOP SHOUTING!
Our hearing trumpets make it terribly loud ;)

Enjoy your time here!



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Phil 1982 on January 21, 2012, 07:05:23 PM
Hello Folks - pleased to be here on this fine forum and meet your aquaintances.

Please see my answers to the questions below.


1.   Who are you and where are you from?

My Name is Phil Daniels, originally from Cambridge, however for the last 20+ years have been living in Bracknell, Berkshire.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

I'm both a musician, and a promoter of folk/roots and acoustic music in the Bracknell area. Our main show is a showcase event called Folking Live at South Hill Park Arts Centre in Bracknell, with a second event at Jagz in Ascot where we host national touring acts. I will be using Talkawhile to promote events, however in my short time here I have already noticed what an excellent community it is for all things folk and will no doubt contribute to discussions etc. I have no idea why it's taken me so long to get here!

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

I first heard Fairport listening to my Dad's cassettes (yes - I'm a folky under 30.....just!), and over time have enjoyed many of their records. Through writing for www.folking.com I have been lucky enough to both review the band and also see them live a couple of times - including a very intimate show at The Half Moon in Putney. Tragically, I'm yet to experience a Cropredy Festival - but this will be rectified at some point I'm sure.

4.   What kind of music do you like?

I've been involved with music from the age of 5 and have over that time built up rather a large music collection spanning more genres than I have time to list here! I go through phases of liking different genres, however the one constant in the 25 years of listening to music has been folk and acoustic - and that is the reason I both perform and promote in that genre. My top 5 favourite acts (to give you an idea) are Runrig (my all time favourite), Tori Amos, Great Big Sea, Show of Hands and The Levellers.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

I obviously promote and perform at live shows every month, however the last event I paid to see was Bellowhead at Shepherds Bush Empire. Suffice to say it was worth the money.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

I'm lucky enough to be given quite a number of CD's - however the last one I purchased was the most recent Natalie Merchant album. I love her voice, all the way back to 10,000 Maniacs but especially her solo stuff. Yes - I would recommend it - as good as anything she has ever done.  

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to have a sex change and be my all time favourite singer Tori Amos and I will
            sing: 'Winter'



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on January 21, 2012, 07:25:13 PM
Welcome Phil, I'm sure you'll find a lot to natter about here.. ;D


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Post by: Dave.P on January 21, 2012, 09:00:43 PM
Welcome Phil  its good to have new blood in our midst

Have you met they young lady standing behind that rather high table ?? ::)

That is the BAR and she is The Landlady ;D

mines a glass of Old Tom please

Watch out for some of the members (they only appear when you are buying a round)

Good to meet you  look forward to chatting

Dave P O0


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Jim on January 21, 2012, 10:02:43 PM
well its a good name, Phil, Are you now, or have you ever been, involved in projects with Blur or the Who? 8)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: GubGub (Al) on January 22, 2012, 12:02:55 AM
Always a pleasure to welcome a Great Big Sea fan. We need to persuade them to come over here one of these days.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: RobertD on January 22, 2012, 04:36:31 AM

Always a pleasure to welcome a Great Big Sea fan. We need to persuade them to come over here one of these days.



Amen...! Welcome aboard!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Phil 1982 on January 24, 2012, 02:25:24 PM
Alas, I don't think any generic London gangster parts are going to come my way very soon. However, at one of my shows I was very close to having to do a rendition of Parklife......!

Very much agree about GBS. The show they did a few years back at The Borderline in Tottenham Court Road is quite possibly the best gig I have ever been to - a sing-a-long from start to finish with 250 p*ssed up Canadians - brilliant!


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Post by: RobertD on January 24, 2012, 02:54:21 PM
No matter where GBS play, the Canadians seem to come out by the millions! I have seen them at many venues over the years, but even at a Sunday night show in New Haven Connecticut (not a booming metropolis by any means, but a college town), 90% of the crowd were Canadians!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: bobnich on February 13, 2012, 09:17:22 AM
Hi,  I've just joined!!!  My name is Bob and I live in North Kent.  Found the site just googling for folk related stuff and found it very interesting, so decided to get involved. Always loved Fairport since hearing the first album whilst still at school.  Seen them 7 times over the years but never at Cropredy. First time at 1970 Bath Festival. The last gig I attended was Gordon Giltrap at The Gulbenkian(University of Kent) last year. As always a very entertaining evening at an excellent venue.  The last CD I bought was the June Tabor/Oysterband CD after seeing the Folk Awards last week.  Really good stuff and highly recommended.  Tonight Sir Robert I am going to be Tom Waits singing Ruby's Arms.


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Post by: northseajoe on February 13, 2012, 10:48:48 AM

Hi,  I've just joined!!!  My name is Bob and I live in North Kent.  Found the site just googling for folk related stuff and found it very interesting, so decided to get involved. Always loved Fairport since hearing the first album whilst still at school.  Seen them 7 times over the years but never at Cropredy. First time at 1970 Bath Festival. The last gig I attended was Gordon Giltrap at The Gulbenkian(University of Kent) last year. As always a very entertaining evening at an excellent venue.  The last CD I bought was the June Tabor/Oysterband CD after seeing the Folk Awards last week.  Really good stuff and highly recommended.  Tonight Sir Robert I am going to be Tom Waits singing Ruby's Arms.


Ah, I love Ruby's Arms.  I always get confused, though, between this and Van Morrison & The Chieftains singing Raglan Road. Is it just me?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlMOJoyx6L0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dobte0rRKUA



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on February 15, 2012, 09:35:38 AM
Welcome Bob. Long time since I saw G Giltrap. Still love Visionary etc. What's he up to these days?


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Paul on February 15, 2012, 04:04:54 PM
Advertising the Vintage Gordon Giltrap signature model.

Paul


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Poetra (Petra) on March 12, 2012, 09:19:26 PM
Oh my, I wanted to go the lazy way and copy my first "hello" from the new members page into this site, having been re-directed by Jude, but than this Q&A market research threw me off   :o

OK, I'm just quiet green still when it comes to folk, but I love folk.


1.   Who are you and where are you from?

   I am me and want to take a little time before saying where I'm from, since we are all a bunch of strangers and I was raised not to reveal too much to strangers before knowing them ;) But I'm no spammer, I promise!


2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

   A frustrated afternoon yesterday with my friends, some of whom laughed at my new discovery in folk music (The Carolina Chocolate Drops). Searched for a folk-forum, yours came up 1st or at least on top of the search results. *Lucky you*  ;)


3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

Nothaaang, zippo, Fairport rings a bell, but not sure. I just stumbled upong this site looking for like minded folk.



4.   What kind of music do you like?

Folk and rock (indie and mix) equally number 1 music likes. Also like Classic, some good electronic (not techno) and often all mixed with good folk and/or rock. I love the real old folk and blues. Alan Lomax recorded stuff. And I love Klezmer and also Sacred Harp. But mainly pure folk, and much of rock which is vast, but indie stuff.



5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

Last Thu & Fri at Cité de la musique in Paris. Thu, the Band Moriarty (saw them by accident, but fantastic band and gig!) and one of my favorite artists Sophie Hunger, both Moriarty and Hunger amongst other bands were invite to mainly play Dylan songs. That was my draw to go.

Cité de la musique has a Dylan "explosion" that started on 6th March and going till July this year. The city is plastered with Dylan posters. Liking Dylan, I combined a weekend trip with concerts.



6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

Oooohhhh my, now you're talking!! The Carolina Chocolate Drops "Leaving Eden" which I discovered in the Cité de la musique bookstore while it was playing over the system!!!!!! Old style folk with a modern twist at times, some beat boxing even and produced by the wonderful Buddy Miller! They really know how to play the old style folk. I always recommend CDs that I buy. I buy = I like = I recommend  :)

The sales clerk was so excited when I asked who's that playing over the speakers that he literally jumped to the counter and handed me the CD Cover while humming every tune!! I originally wanted to buy another (shall remain nameless) album/artist, when I put it back and bought the Carolina Chocolate Drops instead (sorry, unnamed artist!  :-\)

Also almost same time I bought the CD from Moriarty "Gee Whiz But This Is A Lonesome Town", whose gig I saw by accident last week. "Whiteman's Ballad" currently being my favorite song, especially live!! The harmonica player is out of this world!


7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. Sophie Hunger, Billie Holiday, Matthew Milia, Bobby McFerrin (all in a choir) and I will sing:  ' Charles Barnett's version of Run to Jesus for Refuge'

Thanks awfully.

Welcome.




Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Andy Tuck on March 12, 2012, 11:50:26 PM
Welcome Petra, hopefully all the folk on here won't soon be strangers, though a few of us are pretty strange.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: gower flower (Shirl) on March 13, 2012, 12:41:24 AM

Welcome Petra, hopefully all the folk on here won't soon be strangers, though a few of us are pretty strange.


Speak for yerself Andy!  ;) Welcome Petra.  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Albie on March 13, 2012, 07:44:48 AM




2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

   A frustrated afternoon yesterday with my friends, some of whom laughed at my new discovery in folk music (The Carolina Chocolate Drops). Searched for a folk-forum, yours came up 1st or at least on top of the search results. *Lucky you*  ;)


 







Ooh I say  :o :o  Why would anyone laugh at you for liking the Carolina Chocolate Drops  ???  Incidentally, they have done a version of Reynardine (spelt as Reynadine), a song which was also done by Fairport Convention on Liege and Lief. So that is now one thing you know about Fairport.  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Poetra (Petra) on March 13, 2012, 04:54:11 PM

Welcome Petra, hopefully all the folk on here won't soon be strangers, though a few of us are pretty strange.


Nice. Yep, aren't we folky folk not strange? ... and proud of it!!  ::) Yiihaaaw!



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Poetra (Petra) on March 13, 2012, 04:54:53 PM

Speak for yerself Andy!  ;) Welcome Petra.  :)


Thanks  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Poetra (Petra) on March 13, 2012, 05:06:54 PM


2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

   A frustrated afternoon yesterday with my friends, some of whom laughed at my new discovery in folk music (The Carolina Chocolate Drops). Searched for a folk-forum, yours came up 1st or at least on top of the search results. *Lucky you*  ;)


Ooh I say  :o :o  Why would anyone laugh at you for liking the Carolina Chocolate Drops  ???  Incidentally, they have done a version of Reynardine (spelt as Reynadine), a song which was also done by Fairport Convention on Liege and Lief. So that is now one thing you know about Fairport.  ;D


Well, if some people are just into the usual stuff played on mainstream radio, of course they would laugh at old time folk songs.

It's like drinking cheap booze for a long time and then having a sip of Chteau Haut Brion Pessac-Lognan 1982, and they go *yikes* :-X

They're not accustomed to the rich heritage. When I said that the laughing and intolerance is ignorance, one reply was "Ignorance is bliss". Hearing this from a "friend" can be quiet something. Dissapointing of course. Sad...

Yet on the other side, this "friend" now will never know my treasures in life, no matter if this be music (even music he'd like) or any other important thing to me. I leave them be, in ignorance, in their bliss and in their miss.

Other friends don't like my music taste, which is totally fine with me, but nevertheless they respect and appreciate it, for they understand art, culture, history, and the meaning of tolerance and respect. Any other intollerant or disrespectful "friend" just closed a door.

Poetra

P.S. thanks for my first lesson in Fairport. Where can I find more indepth info or a crashcourse?





Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on March 13, 2012, 06:18:12 PM
You could do worse than Fairport's own website,
http://www.fairportconvention.com/

If you look at the history bit you'll see who's who and what's what..  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Poetra (Petra) on March 13, 2012, 06:36:04 PM

You could do worse than Fairport's own website,
http://www.fairportconvention.com/

If you look at the history bit you'll see who's who and what's what..  ;D


Thanks. I've been on their site already earlier and must admit, it's a little bit of overload on information. I often look for a brief overview and intoduction and then I'll dig deeper.

I would've loved for someone to break it down a little first. But the Internet and forums are limited in time, I undertand that.

Good evening everybody.

P.







Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Bob Barrows on March 13, 2012, 08:01:45 PM
You could do worse than Fairport's own website,
http://www.fairportconvention.com/ (http://www.fairportconvention.com/)

If you look at the history bit you'll see who's who and what's what..  ;D

Thanks. I've been on their site already earlier and must admit, it's a little bit of overload on information. I often look for a brief overview and intoduction and then I'll dig deeper.

I would've loved for someone to break it down a little first. But the Internet and forums are limited in time, I undertand that.

Good evening everybody.

P.






You can't do much worse than wikipedia or allmusic.com (http://allmusic.com/artist/fairport-convention-p4222)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Poetra (Petra) on March 13, 2012, 09:07:15 PM


You can't do much worse than wikipedia or allmusic.com (http://allmusic.com/artist/fairport-convention-p4222)
[/quote]


That's true. But if I want to do Wiki, Google, Yahoo, or any cookadidledoo.... I just go there and avoid human interaction altogether.

I am overloaded through work and tired and can't go on any Internet search.

Au revoir.

P.



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: dog-nap (Ian) on April 11, 2012, 06:30:51 AM
Hello everybody,

I've been listening to FC for many, many years - they were one of my favourite bands when I was growing up.  Been to Cropredy quite a few times (about a dozen, I think).  I did sometimes wonder why some people were wearing a fez and now, having seen your smilies, I guess I know.

Most recent gigs - Show of Hands at Cecil Sharp House (decided to go for the warm-up show, rather than the RAH concert); Pentangle at the Half Moon

Last cds - Judy Roderick: Woman Blue (only came across her recently, great voice); the Byrds: There is a Season box set (a mixed bag, but superb value)

Last festival - The GBFF at Butlins in Skegness.  Great fun, as was the previous one.  The ideal antidote to Xmas shopping

Favourite track - changes all the time, but probably the Byrds - Eight Miles High, followed by Blue Nile - Tinseltown in the Rain (can't beat a decent bit of doom and gloom).

Ian


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: gower flower (Shirl) on April 11, 2012, 11:39:45 AM
Hello Ian  :D

Welcome to Talkawhile. If you attend Cropredy this year, you must come up to us Fez and Tiara types and introduce yourself.  8)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Eugene K on April 15, 2012, 11:56:53 PM
Hi all,

Pleased to be a new addition to the forum!

1.   Who are you and where are you from?

My name is Eugene - I was born in Latvia (USSR at the time), which explains the uncommon name ;) Grew up in New York; recently made the move to the US West Coast.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

I have a hard time finding friends who are into this particular genre and I needed a place where I can chat about Fairport/RT/folk without getting confused looks  ;D

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

Let's see - been a fan for a couple of years now, obsessively so. It's my dream to go to Cropredy; I've never attended (let alone been in the UK.) The chances for making it this year are slim, but I'll see if I can convince the girlfriend at some point down the road.

4.   What kind of music do you like?

A wide range; trad-folk is definitely on the list. I was big into classic rock for a long time until I needed something new. I'd say for the most part, I listen to folk, some current indie-rock, and the greats (Young, Dylan, Zeppelin, Floyd, etc.)

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

That would be a Ryan Adams solo show (not to be confused with Bryan) in San Diego. For those of you that aren't familiar, he's an alt-country singer/songwriter. I had a great time - Ryan was in great spirits, constantly joking with the audience, telling stories and ad-libbing - which is great, because he's been known to be "difficult" at times!

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

That would be "Through Low Light and Trees" by Smoke Fairies. I certainly would recommend it. The band consists of two girls from Sussex, who draw on unique influences, from Sandy Denny to delta blues. Very haunting melodies that creep up on you; although there are a couple of lulls in the album.

7.   Complete the following sentence:

          Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer, David Gilmour and I will
            sing: Wish You Were Here.

I hope to get to know all of you better!

Cheers


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: MikeB (Mike) on April 16, 2012, 12:33:47 AM
Welcome to Talkawhile, Eugene :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: gower flower (Shirl) on April 16, 2012, 01:30:38 AM
Hello Eugene. Hope you can persuade your girlfriend to come to Cropredy.  {:-)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Andy Tuck on April 16, 2012, 10:00:39 AM
Hi, definitely agree with you about the Smoke Fairies. The new album is out soon as well.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Eugene K on April 18, 2012, 05:12:21 AM

Welcome to Talkawhile, Eugene :)


Hello Eugene. Hope you can persuade your girlfriend to come to Cropredy.  {:-)

Thanks guys!


Hi, definitely agree with you about the Smoke Fairies. The new album is out soon as well.

I didn't know that - I'm certainly looking forward to it now!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Claire M on May 08, 2012, 12:13:37 PM
Hiya,


1. I’m Claire but everyone calls me Lovey, so I tend to answer to Lovey as well.

2. I joined to check tour dates because Steeleye Span have no website.

3. I know I couldn't pronounce “Cropredy” for ages.

4. Blues/folk with a bit of heavy metal thrown in; would've been the other way 'round about 5-10 years ago had I not gone off that a bit, even though I look like I haven't sometimes.

5. Martin Simpson @ Saxon Hall with Melrose Quartet (who really reminded me of Steeleye) and there was blues played in between. I was actually glad to be near the front then :) Really wanted the boots on the stage too.

6.  Melrose Quartet's EP – no, I hate it ;) Seriously, it's brilliant, wish I’d been aware of them before :(
     
    7. I'd sing some old blues standard while a slide guitar went waow in the background.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Dave.P on May 08, 2012, 12:39:33 PM
Good to meet you lovely . Please feel free to partake of the fruits available in different topics and don't be afraid to contribute .. The freidns we have in here are ok in the main but don't be scared to give them a slap if you feel you need to
Hope to meet you at gigs and festivals over hte  next few months

DaveP


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Chris Wade on June 07, 2012, 02:52:30 PM
Hello there  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: macademis on June 07, 2012, 03:05:38 PM
Hi and welcome


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on June 07, 2012, 03:08:54 PM

Hello there  ;D

Hi Murdoch and welcome  ;D

You may have noticed that you have 'anonymous member' under your name, which means you should be able to see a section entitled 'Anonnymous members please read this' or something similar in the About this Board section.. Have a look at that and it will tell you how to unanonymouse yourself. Until you do that there will be certain bits of the board and certain functions that you can't access... :o

Hope you will enjoy being here, tell us a bit about yourself and be welcome :D

Jude ;D



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Chris Wade on June 08, 2012, 09:56:53 AM
Thanks Jude. ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Dave.P on June 09, 2012, 07:18:32 AM
There are bits of this board that very few people access .. Its scary dark and you need someone to hold your Hand!!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Gouty (Gary) on June 19, 2012, 01:19:50 PM
Hi Everyone,

I'm Gary and I registered with Talkawhile in 2008 but this is my first posting...! I have, however, enjoyed reading your jolly banter as a guest over the years. I've been a Fairport fan since the 70s when I saw Swarb on TV (my Elvis or Beatles on Ed Sullivan moment) and have been to all Cropredys bar one since 1988. Before that I used to see Fairport at the Half Moon, Putney whenever they played. I like folk/traditional/acoustic music obviously but also dub, reggae, jazz, classic pop and indie. Last gig I went to was The Blockheads at The Lexington pub in London last week. (They were good but I preferred them at Cropredy last year. All you folkies should check out their support act that night, though: Skinny Lister - brilliant). Other recent gigs - Elvis Costello, British Sea Power, Red Hot Chili Peppers. Last CD? Well, it's all downloads round our way now but I'd recommend the Alabama Shakes album and Yours Truly Cellophane Nose by Beth Jeans Houghton And The Hooves Of Destiny. Oh, and 90 Bisodol (Crimond) by Half Man Half Biscuit is a joy.

Well, that's me. I've gone on a bit, as is my wont. Is there a limit to how long these postings have to be?

Nice to meet you.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: macademis on June 19, 2012, 01:45:24 PM
Welcome Gary (from another gouty bloke).
Agree with you re the Skinnies. I was looking forward to seeing them at Cambridge next month, but they've decided that touring the US is a priority.
Hope it isn't another age before you post in here again!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Gouty (Gary) on June 19, 2012, 02:02:51 PM

Welcome Gary (from another gouty bloke).
Agree with you re the Skinnies. I was looking forward to seeing them at Cambridge next month, but they've decided that touring the US is a priority.
Hope it isn't another age before you post in here again!


Thanks. No, look, I'm back again now! Must get back to work in a minute though...

Actually, I've been gout-free for about 18 months now, touch wood, but the memory lingers on. I had to give up vegetarianism - 27 years of lentils and kidney beans weren't helping - and since I've varied my diet I've been pain free. Which proves what I'd said all along, that it was nothing to do with the beer...

Skinny Lister were described as being 'like the Pogues but with better teeth...!'

Bye for now.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Gouty (Gary) on June 20, 2012, 07:45:45 PM
Hi again TAWhilers,

Is there an archive of old posts on this site? Or do old topics/threads get deleted after a while?

Thanks


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on June 20, 2012, 08:31:05 PM

Hi again TAWhilers,

Is there an archive of old posts on this site? Or do old topics/threads get deleted after a while?

Thanks


Some parts of the board go back a long way, the Talkawhile guests for instance and the Fairport Sections both go back to 2004 when the board started.

Look for the child boards, or if you are looking for something in particular use the search facility.

In the Corparation Arms, which is the opt in bit, the threads do get pruned occasionally if they get too unwieldy..
Are you looking for anything in particular?
 :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Gouty (Gary) on June 20, 2012, 11:52:52 PM
Hi Jude and thanks for info. OK, I've added child boards to my settings now and that's opened up all sorts of archival stuff. What prompted my request was I was looking for reports from Cropredy 2009 (which I missed) but a search revealed nothing. Cropredy 2011 reports all present and correct but nothing beyond that. With Cropredy being the big event in the year, I assumed you guys would have reviewed all of them since TAW started, but I can't find anything... Thanks for your help and it's nice to be here, by the way!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Dave.P on June 21, 2012, 03:15:20 AM

Hi Jude and thanks for info. OK, I've added child boards to my settings now and that's opened up all sorts of archival stuff. What prompted my request was I was looking for reports from Cropredy 2009 (which I missed) but a search revealed nothing. Cropredy 2011 reports all present and correct but nothing beyond that. With Cropredy being the big event in the year, I assumed you guys would have reviewed all of them since TAW started, but I can't find anything... Thanks for your help and it's nice to be here, by the way!


Nice to have you here Gouty  and incidentally the bar is to the left I will have a pint of something to keep the rain out..  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Faulty (Andy) on August 14, 2012, 11:53:03 PM
Hello Talkawhile Members

Newbie here.

I'm Andy and I play percussion in Green Fortune (www.greenfortune.co.uk) , we are based in South Derbys, NW Leicestershire, gig a fair bit and will be playing a short live broadcast for Hermitage FM from Moira Furnace Folk Festival this weekend.

We are looking for a bass player if anyone out there is interested.

thanks

Andy :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on August 15, 2012, 07:52:24 AM
Hi Faulty..and welcome to Talkawhile..

First thing you should do is get yourself unanonymised.. for you there should be a section titled in Red about anonymous members, Read that and do what it says and you will then be ok.

Do join in with the board and talk about the music that interests you, try not to use us just as a band-promotion place :-\  :)

Jude (newbie welcoming mod)



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Faulty (Andy) on August 15, 2012, 12:27:45 PM
Thanks Jude
Much appreciated, I'm now unanonymised I think.

Can't seem to find the tab where I can start a new topic, unless that is I'm not allowed yet!

Thanks


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: GubGub (Al) on August 15, 2012, 12:30:03 PM
I think you have to have posted a number of times before you can do that. 10 times rings a bell but I'm sure someone will correct me if I am wrong.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on August 15, 2012, 02:08:51 PM

Thanks Jude
Much appreciated, I'm now unanonymised I think.

Can't seem to find the tab where I can start a new topic, unless that is I'm not allowed yet!

Thanks

Hi Faulty you do need to have made 10 posts before you can start new topics, add photos and start polls. And the posts must be in the main part of the board, not in the (other) New Members section. I see you are now unanonymised, as that would have been another requirement  :)

So start talking to us all ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: YaBB Master (Colin) on August 15, 2012, 02:11:43 PM
You can also ask an Admin to enable that feature for you, but the final part of the jigsaw is that on this board you must have your real first name as part of your displayed name (if only in brackets).


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Paul@Vanda on August 22, 2012, 12:33:17 PM
1. I am Paul Horton (Paul@Vanda on the forum). I am a professional photographer from Weston-super-Mare.  Find me with Julia at Cropredy under the twirly balloon flag pole.  

2. To meet and chat to kindred spirits and to try and overcome the post-Cropredy withdrawal symptoms.

3. I have grown up and grown older with Fairport.  They were regulars on our gig circuit back in the 60s and 70s when we say them several times.  Have bought all the albums on vinyl, tape, cd and now digital. Always go to the Weston-super-Mare Playhouse gig.  Have opnly been to the last two Cropredys (just never got round to it before, but having been initiated can't imagine I will miss it again. Buy our tickets for Christmas and it has become the high point of the year.

4. Wide and eclectic taste from jazz to rock and world music.  Always veer towards the "folky" side of things though and am very interested in collecting traditional folk songs and tunes and learning their history.  I play various things with strings (guitars. mandolins, fiddle etc), Native American flutes, piano and anything else that takes my fancy at the time and I can sneak into the house.  Far too many instruments and now under a strict one in/one out rule imposed by Julia.  

5. Last gig was Cropredy, but this year also went to the Bristol Folk Festival (Cara Dillon the high for me) and have seen Bellowhead (three times), Frank Turner, Stornaway, Laura Marling.

6. Last CD bought - two actually:  

Young Man in America - Anais Mitchell  (would definitely recommend)
Penguin Eggs - Nic Jones (lent my copy to somebody ages ago and never got it back - I WILL track you down thief!)

7. "Tonight Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Joni Mitchel and I will sing Night Ride Home.  (OK I need the sex change first, but if it comes to an all time favourite, Joni is way out there on her own.  Always loved her, so guess this will make me slightly narcissistic too......oh well!)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: GubGub (Al) on August 22, 2012, 12:40:26 PM
Welcome Paul.

From your flag description I think I might have been sitting quite near you at Cropredy at one point.

You may get away with the Joni song. Her voice was beginning to deepen a little by then.  ;)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Paul@Vanda on August 22, 2012, 12:47:01 PM

Welcome Paul.

From your flag description I think I might have been sitting quite near you at Cropredy at one point.

You may get away with the Joni song. Her voice was beginning to deepen a little by then.  ;)


Thanks Al.  I think there were a couple of similar flags in the field. We were to the left of the mixing desk tent as you look at the stage.  You're right about Joni's voice - too many fags over the years).


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: GubGub (Al) on August 22, 2012, 12:56:59 PM

I think there were a couple of similar flags in the field. We were to the left of the mixing desk tent as you look at the stage.  


Yep, that's where I was.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on August 23, 2012, 09:36:07 AM
Don't give up on the Joni Mitchell covers. Apparently there's a JM impersonator/transvestite who plays shows in America, singing falsetto.  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Artyfarty on August 26, 2012, 09:45:20 PM

Hello, I'm Ann and new to this forum lark so be gentle with me please ....

I've been a Fairport fan since about 1969 and am now lucky enough to be working at Cropredy putting on the mobility hire service - I say 'working' but it's a real pleasure meeting great people and hearing some terrific music.  I like all kinds of music (with the exception of Lieder and 'posh' pretend folk music). Cropredy 2012 was the last festival I attended and because of work I wasn't able to see much of the stage, but I did sneak down to watch Squeeze and of course Matty and MOTL which cannot be missed no matter what! As it happens the last CD I bought was Fairport By Popular Request which I bought on their Wintour (I do listen to other music honest, just not bought any recently).  And finally, just because it keeps running through my head today - “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Simon Nicol and I will
            sing:  ' The Hiring Fair'   (if I can grow the beard in time)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Dave.P on August 27, 2012, 04:07:18 AM
 :D Good to see you Ann and well done for putting on the Mobility Service ..
If i don't see you before ..then its next years MOTL but I'm always hopeful of meeting fellow TAWers in between. (If its at hte bar its Stowfords or XXXXXX)  8)
 ::) Take no notice of the rough and wild members on this forum .. Most of them are OK really (just lacking finesse you know!!!) I am sure we will benefit from your particular stance on music, methods and merriment and i look forward to your posts and comments

DaveP [;-) {:-)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Artyfarty on August 27, 2012, 03:52:15 PM
Thankyou Dave P, what a lovely welcome.  I shall avert my eyes if anyone gets too rough for my delicate sensitivities  :o


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on August 27, 2012, 04:32:11 PM
Hello Ann...  good to have you here...

I love your choice of fave song!

We are all (mostly) friendly.. just watch out for the Pirate and his mate that eats Pasties....

(Oh yes and be careful of the Frog too  ;D)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Artyfarty on August 27, 2012, 08:56:55 PM
Thankyou Amethyst- I've heard tell of the Pirate and Odd-Shoe Pastie, but the Frog? - no - should I be afraid?


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on August 27, 2012, 09:59:20 PM
Oh yes... be very afraid.....  :o ;)

Nah  he's a pussycat really....  :P


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Polly Oxford (Andie) on August 30, 2012, 11:32:43 AM
He may be a pussy cat, but beware, his bottles hold tigers...


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Maurice N on October 14, 2012, 10:53:21 PM
Hiya.I'm Maurice and live in Kent.Been here ten years now.Born and bred in London.

Thanks to my sisters and brother,I grew up listening to The Beatles and though I still listen to a hell of a lot to them,I've broadened my horizons ,musically.

Only been in the last few years that I've taken to folk seriously.Through Dylan and to a much lesser extent,The Byrds,I found out what a great folkie world that there is.

Nick Drake,I love.Recently "found" Trees.Amazing group.But,Fairport are IT for me.Quite like some of the more unusual " acid folk" bands and artists.Discovering something new ,almost every day and am doing my best to make up for lost time.

Quite enjoy blues as well.Muddy,Howlin' Wolf,Sonny Boy Williamson,etc.
Big on comedy too.HUGE fan of Spike Milligan,Peter Cook and Monty Python.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on October 15, 2012, 08:58:49 AM
Shake my hand, Maurice. Only last night I was listening to my 4th, i think, edition of Trees: The Garden of Jane Delawney. (2LP, Sunbeam records). I sometimes think they beat Fairport, but you have to be careful saying things like that around here.  ;)



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Maurice N on October 15, 2012, 09:53:28 PM

Shake my hand, Maurice. Only last night I was listening to my 4th, i think, edition of Trees: The Garden of Jane Delawney. (2LP, Sunbeam records). I sometimes think they beat Fairport, but you have to be careful saying things like that around here.  ;)




Hiya Alan,
I love those 2 Trees albums.On the Shore is magnificent.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Emil from Sweden on December 02, 2012, 02:40:21 PM
Hi all, new here. Love folk rock, as long as the energy's there  ;). Lives in Stockholm, Sweden, 43 years old.
I am not known in any Fairport stuff yet, will go there of course. Listens to at the moment all from Blackmore's Night (medieval stuff) to Levellers, Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys. As you may understand I come from the more harder school, favourite all time band is Nazareth, still going strong with Dan McCafferty screaming his lungs out still great, did also sing on a tune by ex Naz member Manny Charltons solo cd back in 2005. Have my own band to, combining folk elements with rock. So that's me! Yes I am a taurus, born in may, love all the good things in life :-)

Have a great day!

/E


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on December 02, 2012, 03:22:53 PM
Welcome Emil

It's all a bit quiet here at the moment as many of the forum members are larking around at the Great British Folk Festival... but they'll soon be back... :o

If you would care to head over to this section

http://www.talkawhile.co.uk/yabbse/index.php?topic=28526.0

You'll find another welcome awaiting you.. do wander around the board and make yourself at home

Jude (newbies minimod) ;D



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Emil from Sweden on December 02, 2012, 03:32:01 PM
1.   Who are you and where are you from?

Emil from Stockholm, Sweden

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

Because I love the combination of folk music and rock music. Love medieval stuff also and Irish style music. I understand you can discuss these kinds of music on this forum.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

Heard the name but not so much more

4.   What kind of music do you like?

folk music, rock music, music with melody in any genre really...

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

Skrömta gig, my band was opening. Skrömta is a very Swedish kind of folkband.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

last cd must be Demons unbroken. well its pretty good. dave hill still can sing.


7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Dan McCafferty and I will
            sing:  Razamanaz


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Emil from Sweden on December 02, 2012, 03:33:10 PM
Thankyou Jude :-) I did what you requested. Have a great evening!! In Sweden it's chilly and 25 centimeteres of snow outside the window. winter is here....


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on December 03, 2012, 08:56:26 AM
Welcome Emil. :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Emil from Sweden on December 03, 2012, 04:12:47 PM
thanx Alan!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Albie on December 03, 2012, 09:19:23 PM

Hi all, new here. Love folk rock, as long as the energy's there  ;). Lives in Stockholm, Sweden, 43 years old.
I am not known in any Fairport stuff yet, will go there of course. Listens to at the moment all from Blackmore's Night (medieval stuff) to Levellers, Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys. As you may understand I come from the more harder school, favourite all time band is Nazareth, still going strong with Dan McCafferty screaming his lungs out still great, did also sing on a tune by ex Naz member Manny Charltons solo cd back in 2005. Have my own band to, combining folk elements with rock. So that's me! Yes I am a taurus, born in may, love all the good things in life :-)

Have a great day!

/E


'ow do chap.  
Nazareth aren't my favourite band but I liked them a lot, had a couple of their singles, and now have a Greatest Hits, they seem to be largely forgotten so nice to hear a mention of them. I keep hoping they will be on a festival bill at somewhere I'm going, but they haven't been yet.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Paul on December 03, 2012, 09:42:52 PM


Hi all, new here. Love folk rock, as long as the energy's there  ;). Lives in Stockholm, Sweden, 43 years old.
I am not known in any Fairport stuff yet, will go there of course. Listens to at the moment all from Blackmore's Night (medieval stuff) to Levellers, Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys. As you may understand I come from the more harder school, favourite all time band is Nazareth, still going strong with Dan McCafferty screaming his lungs out still great, did also sing on a tune by ex Naz member Manny Charltons solo cd back in 2005. Have my own band to, combining folk elements with rock. So that's me! Yes I am a taurus, born in may, love all the good things in life :-)

Have a great day!

/E


'ow do chap.  
Nazareth aren't my favourite band but I liked them a lot, had a couple of their singles, and now have a Greatest Hits, they seem to be largely forgotten so nice to hear a mention of them. I keep hoping they will be on a festival bill at somewhere I'm going, but they haven't been yet.


They are certainly not forgotten. Did a great cover of this flight tonight. Always thought they were a good band.

Paul


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Albie on December 03, 2012, 09:45:27 PM



Hi all, new here. Love folk rock, as long as the energy's there  ;). Lives in Stockholm, Sweden, 43 years old.
I am not known in any Fairport stuff yet, will go there of course. Listens to at the moment all from Blackmore's Night (medieval stuff) to Levellers, Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys. As you may understand I come from the more harder school, favourite all time band is Nazareth, still going strong with Dan McCafferty screaming his lungs out still great, did also sing on a tune by ex Naz member Manny Charltons solo cd back in 2005. Have my own band to, combining folk elements with rock. So that's me! Yes I am a taurus, born in may, love all the good things in life :-)

Have a great day!

/E


'ow do chap.  
Nazareth aren't my favourite band but I liked them a lot, had a couple of their singles, and now have a Greatest Hits, they seem to be largely forgotten so nice to hear a mention of them. I keep hoping they will be on a festival bill at somewhere I'm going, but they haven't been yet.


They are certainly not forgotten. Did a great cover of this flight tonight. Always thought they were a good band.

Paul



That's good to know.  :)  This Flight Tonight was indeed a great cover version.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Jim on December 03, 2012, 09:52:17 PM




Hi all, new here. Love folk rock, as long as the energy's there  ;). Lives in Stockholm, Sweden, 43 years old.
I am not known in any Fairport stuff yet, will go there of course. Listens to at the moment all from Blackmore's Night (medieval stuff) to Levellers, Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys. As you may understand I come from the more harder school, favourite all time band is Nazareth, still going strong with Dan McCafferty screaming his lungs out still great, did also sing on a tune by ex Naz member Manny Charltons solo cd back in 2005. Have my own band to, combining folk elements with rock. So that's me! Yes I am a taurus, born in may, love all the good things in life :-)

Have a great day!

/E


'ow do chap.  
Nazareth aren't my favourite band but I liked them a lot, had a couple of their singles, and now have a Greatest Hits, they seem to be largely forgotten so nice to hear a mention of them. I keep hoping they will be on a festival bill at somewhere I'm going, but they haven't been yet.


They are certainly not forgotten. Did a great cover of this flight tonight. Always thought they were a good band.

Paul



That's good to know.  :)  This Flight Tonight was indeed a great cover version.

and it was the thick end of 40 years ago :o
how did that happen?


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Emil from Sweden on December 03, 2012, 10:46:05 PM
Nazareth are still big in the world, but not UK. In Russia, Canada, Brazil, Germany they are playing 3 000 + audiences. two new studio albums in the last three years, top 40 on the charts in many countries. Dan McCafferty is still screaming his lungs off and the new stuff is good. Last song was released two weeks ago, a new song for the Austrian Ski Team (official song for 2013). They are around 66 years old but are harder than ever. Big cred to them, they could be our grandfathers!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: davidmjs on December 04, 2012, 07:42:32 AM

Big cred to them, they could be our grandfathers!


Speak for yourself  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: hendo (Dave) on December 04, 2012, 10:35:06 AM


Big cred to them, they could be our grandfathers!


Speak for yourself  :)

Another of those second division(ish) bands who did the uni circuit in the early 70's. Ah, Razamanazz!
As for being my grandfather they could be my brothers!!!!!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Emil from Sweden on December 04, 2012, 11:42:09 AM
Hi Dave,

well, in the UK maybe they are known as second division, but in many countries they are as big as AC/DC, Deep Purple etc, depending on their different hit singles and continued legacy. I think Dan McCafferty is one of Scotlands top 20 richest, but that is Sun saying it...


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: macademis on December 04, 2012, 11:51:48 AM
Given the low life expectancy he's probably one of the to 20 oldest as well!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on December 04, 2012, 12:05:43 PM
I loved Nazareth and I'd love to see them live. I'm a big fan of the booze & fags-addled gruff Glaswegian voice - think Alex Harvey, Maggie Bell, Brian Robertson et al  :D

As for being my grandpappy, big brother more like!

Welcome Emil  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: northseajoe on December 04, 2012, 01:34:30 PM

I loved Nazareth and I'd love to see them live. I'm a big fan of the booze & fags-addled gruff Glaswegian voice - think Alex Harvey, Maggie Bell, Brian Robertson et al  :D

As for being my grandpappy, big brother more like!

Welcome Emil  :)

I know what you mean about the rough Scottish edge, but I always mentally classify Dan McCafferty with Tony McPhee (England) and Rory Gallagher (Ireland). Illogical, I know.










Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Andrew S on January 03, 2013, 06:44:42 PM
1.   Who are you and where are you from?
I'm Andrew and i'm from Fife in Scotland

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?
Having been to two Fairport Concerts and Cropredy and also meeting a few of you, thought I had best say hi in here!

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
Been twice to Fairport and once to Cropredy!

4.   What kind of music do you like?
Quite a mixture, can range from folk (with a real love of Scottish), hint of Classical, Film scores (the real ones, not the stuff used in transformers), some forms of rock and there is club music as well (but we wont get into that)


5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

Night of Film and Musicals with Ruthie Henshall and John Owan Jones. And it was spectacular, ended with a Les Mis Medley.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

The Hobbit by Howard Shore and very highly


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Jim on January 03, 2013, 11:58:04 PM



Big cred to them, they could be our grandfathers!


Speak for yourself  :)

Another of those second division(ish) bands who did the uni circuit in the early 70's. Ah, Razamanazz!
As for being my grandfather they could be my brothers!!!!!


 much my  own thoughts, they were always a good night out in the 70's and were not in the same league as Purple, but god love them for persistance


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Paul on January 04, 2013, 10:05:23 PM




Big cred to them, they could be our grandfathers!


Speak for yourself  :)

Another of those second division(ish) bands who did the uni circuit in the early 70's. Ah, Razamanazz!
As for being my grandfather they could be my brothers!!!!!


 much my  own thoughts, they were always a good night out in the 70's and were not in the same league as Purple, but god love them for persistance



I was given Greatest Hits for Christmas. They had a lot of good numbers.

Paul


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Gabby on January 18, 2013, 07:20:32 PM
Hiya,
I've got my real name on now. I'm gabby in leicester. Love all kinds of folk and put on gigs in the area.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Andy Tuck on January 18, 2013, 08:11:26 PM
Hi Gabby from another Leicester dweller. I put on gigs at the Musician in Leicester. Where are your gigs?


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: neil fatea on January 18, 2013, 08:44:00 PM
Gabby, let me know if it's a regular night and I'll add it to the club pages on http://www-fatea-magazine.co.uk

Cheers

Neil


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Gabby on January 19, 2013, 04:42:12 PM
Hi guys,
Ive been registered a few days now and was wondering how long it's likely to be before I can post properly and start topics?
Thanks for the messages so far. Gigs in a few diff venues but have things coming up at The Soundhouse and Cookie Jar that I'll post more info about. Always good to meet other promoters.
Thanks!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on January 19, 2013, 06:40:10 PM

Hi guys,
Ive been registered a few days now and was wondering how long it's likely to be before I can post properly and start topics?
Thanks for the messages so far. Gigs in a few diff venues but have things coming up at The Soundhouse and Cookie Jar that I'll post more info about. Always good to meet other promoters.
Thanks!



You probably need to have made 10 posts and chatting a bit on the board before you can do various things on this board.. it's to stop people posting an advertisement and running away and never posting again..  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Gabby on January 20, 2013, 10:51:36 AM
Ahh ok makes sense. Do many of you go to many festivals on here/meet up?


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: MarkV on January 20, 2013, 10:58:40 AM
A few meet up regulary at the same festivals, others more intermittantly.  I tend to go to Cropredy and Big Session(though not this year it appears), and i am looking for another festival for the summer, but not too sure if we can ge the time.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Jean L-D on February 17, 2013, 06:25:22 PM
Who are you and where are you from? Hi everyone! My Name's Jean and I'm from Greater Manchester. We've recently moved house and are just starting to see the carpet under all the boxes! I like this way of breaking the ice introducing myself to everyone here!

2.   What made you join Talkawhile? I found Talkawhile on a day at work, covering for reception and things were quiet, so I was just browsing anything I could find to do with Fairport Convention and Talkawhile popped up! It's taken me quite a while to join as I don't know anything about forums.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything? I've met them three times now (they're all lovely!), and been to Cropredy once.  I'm going again this year with my youngest daughter again. I know Chris and Ric are veggie, like me and we have a very tenuous family link with Fairport, as my partner is godfather to one of Clive Gregson's nieces, and Clive wrote 'Home is Where the Heart is' for Fairport.

4.   What kind of music do you like? Anything as long as it's good. My taste is very eclectic. It ranges from reggae, to pop, to folk, to country and a lot of everything else in between. I'll listen to anything. I started to lear to play the guitar about a year ago and my tutor's a classical guitarist and I'm finding I like what I'm playing.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like? Cropredy 2012 and Fairports Wintour concert at the Lowry, Salford a couple of weeks ago. What was it like? Wow, Wow! and Wow!!! They're always fantastic to watch and really nice guys to meet afterwards.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it? The last album I bought was 'All the Good Friends' by Red Shoes. That was on download though. Does that count? I would definitely recommend it and I think I've introduced my daughter to Red Shoes's music as well. She seems to like what she's heard.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Eva Cassidy and I will
            sing: 'Fields Of Gold'

Those are the answers of Jean L-D for tonight, Sir Robert!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Paul on February 17, 2013, 10:26:42 PM
Hi Jean and welcome.

I am sure Red Shoes will pop up and say hello later, as they are posters on this forum.

Paul


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on February 17, 2013, 10:29:09 PM
Ah good the link worked.. welcome again Jean.  :D

Do look around the board and join in with any topics that take your fancy  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Steve with the black dog on February 17, 2013, 10:48:55 PM
Welcome Jean.  Clive Gregson is a super song writer.  Any Trouble covers were a big part of the set list of an old band I played bass in.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Ian Mannering (MMIR Radio) on April 23, 2013, 07:46:55 PM
Hi Everyone,

I have been a follower of Folk Music ever since my first visit to a club/pub back in the 70s although i suppose you could argue that as i was a big fan of "The Seekers" and "The Spinners" my fondness goes back into the 60s, and still visit various clubs whenever i get the chance.
Back in the mid 70s i used to frequent a couple of Folk clubs around the Potteries and Leek/Buxton areas but now mainly local to meetings.

I am now located in Telford, Shropshire, but do get about a bit and try to visit Folk clubs when traveling/holidays…etc.

One of my other interests is my Internet Radio Station (MMIR), and i am trying to build it up to broadcast as much music by Independent/Unsigned musicians as i can.


So if you are a Folk Music enthusiast and feel you could put together a 1 hour program dedicated to Folk music… please drop me a line.

Best wishes,

Ian.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on April 24, 2013, 09:21:25 AM
Just catching up;

Hi Jean, and Hi IAn.  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Ian Mannering (MMIR Radio) on April 26, 2013, 08:49:47 AM
Hi Alan, nice to meet you.

Just wanted to add, that i have updated my main webpage (Front Page and Inside), take a peek.
www.manneringmedia.co.uk


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on April 26, 2013, 09:13:48 AM

Hi Alan, nice to meet you.

Just wanted to add, that i have updated my main webpage (Front Page and Inside), take a peek.
www.manneringmedia.co.uk


I'm getting a message 'high risk website blocked' on this. Would you check you're okay virus wise?


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on April 26, 2013, 09:49:19 AM


Hi Alan, nice to meet you.

Just wanted to add, that i have updated my main webpage (Front Page and Inside), take a peek.
www.manneringmedia.co.uk


I'm getting a message 'high risk website blocked' on this. Would you check you're okay virus wise?


Me too  :o


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Nick Reg on April 26, 2013, 10:20:32 AM

Who are you and where are you from? Hi everyone! My Name's Jean and I'm from Greater Manchester. We've recently moved house and are just starting to see the carpet under all the boxes! I like this way of breaking the ice introducing myself to everyone here!

2.   What made you join Talkawhile? I found Talkawhile on a day at work, covering for reception and things were quiet, so I was just browsing anything I could find to do with Fairport Convention and Talkawhile popped up! It's taken me quite a while to join as I don't know anything about forums.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything? I've met them three times now (they're all lovely!), and been to Cropredy once.  I'm going again this year with my youngest daughter again. I know Chris and Ric are veggie, like me and we have a very tenuous family link with Fairport, as my partner is godfather to one of Clive Gregson's nieces, and Clive wrote 'Home is Where the Heart is' for Fairport.

4.   What kind of music do you like? Anything as long as it's good. My taste is very eclectic. It ranges from reggae, to pop, to folk, to country and a lot of everything else in between. I'll listen to anything. I started to lear to play the guitar about a year ago and my tutor's a classical guitarist and I'm finding I like what I'm playing.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like? Cropredy 2012 and Fairports Wintour concert at the Lowry, Salford a couple of weeks ago. What was it like? Wow, Wow! and Wow!!! They're always fantastic to watch and really nice guys to meet afterwards.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it? The last album I bought was 'All the Good Friends' by Red Shoes. That was on download though. Does that count? I would definitely recommend it and I think I've introduced my daughter to Red Shoes's music as well. She seems to like what she's heard.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Eva Cassidy and I will
            sing: 'Fields Of Gold'

Those are the answers of Jean L-D for tonight, Sir Robert!


Clive will be playing at Biddulph Folk Club in a months time with Kim Richey on a double bill. Not too far from G Manchester as its next door to Congleton.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Austin S on May 18, 2013, 12:30:05 AM
1.   Who are you and where are you from?
I'm Austin Simpson, a full-time student (until tomorrow's graduation) from Peoria, IL

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?
It's pretty tough to find fellows fans of great folk music in Central Illinois.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
I know I have more CDs by Fairport and members than by any other group of artists in my 1000+ album collection and that I'd really love to hop the pond to Cropredy someday when funds allow!

4.   What kind of music do you like?
All sorts! Grew up a lover of classical music, then transitioned into American folk, took a long journey through prog rock and, over the past couple of years, have really fallen in love with English and Irish folk.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?
Saw Bernie Worrell from Funkadelic and Talking Heads-- not really my first choice of music, but I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Just a bit before that, I saw Richard with Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell. Loved Richard's (all-to-short) set and had more fun than I expected with Rodney and Emmylou.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
Can vinyl count? I just picked up an LP of one of Ian Matthews early solo albums and one of John Martyn's 80s works... I'll let you know when I've got the chance to listen  ;)

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. (name of singer) and I will
            sing:  ' ................................'   (name of song)

Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Dave Swarbrick and I will sing (and play) Rosie!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on May 18, 2013, 11:59:45 AM
Hi Austin, and welcome. I'm interested to hear what you rthink of '80s john Martyn. Which album is it?


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Austin S on May 18, 2013, 12:51:17 PM
Thanks for the welcome, Alan! It's 'Piece By Piece.' I'm hoping to get a chance to listen to it later today. I love everything I've heard of John's 60s and 70s work (and love large portions of 'Grace & Danger'), but I know that some of John's mid-to-late 80s stuff is a bit maligned among fans of his earlier stuff. I'm definitely excited to dip into this portion of his catalog, though, for better or worse  ;)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on May 19, 2013, 11:26:33 AM

Thanks for the welcome, Alan! It's 'Piece By Piece.' I'm hoping to get a chance to listen to it later today. I love everything I've heard of John's 60s and 70s work (and love large portions of 'Grace & Danger'), but I know that some of John's mid-to-late 80s stuff is a bit maligned among fans of his earlier stuff. I'm definitely excited to dip into this portion of his catalog, though, for better or worse  ;)


Yeah, some peopl e don't like the '80s production on those albums, or the mainstream turn his music took, and I have to admit I had to get through this before i liked some  of that period. Piece by Piece, though, I liked from the word 'go'. Bought it on release in '86, and took to it straight away. You probably already know it's one of a handful of JM albums which has become difficult to find on CD.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Austin S on May 22, 2013, 04:01:19 PM


Thanks for the welcome, Alan! It's 'Piece By Piece.' I'm hoping to get a chance to listen to it later today. I love everything I've heard of John's 60s and 70s work (and love large portions of 'Grace & Danger'), but I know that some of John's mid-to-late 80s stuff is a bit maligned among fans of his earlier stuff. I'm definitely excited to dip into this portion of his catalog, though, for better or worse  ;)


Yeah, some peopl e don't like the '80s production on those albums, or the mainstream turn his music took, and I have to admit I had to get through this before i liked some  of that period. Piece by Piece, though, I liked from the word 'go'. Bought it on release in '86, and took to it straight away. You probably already know it's one of a handful of JM albums which has become difficult to find on CD.


Well, I finally got around to spinning it last night. While I'll have to say I prefer John's earlier work (more my style), I definitely enjoyed this album. It had the 80s aesthetic to it which, of course, dates it, but I'd have to say that it aged pretty well. I find myself missing the extensive guitar work from John's earlier albums, but his songwriting and voice are still in pretty top form. Any advice for what other 'late John' albums are especially worth checking out?


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on May 23, 2013, 08:51:30 AM



Thanks for the welcome, Alan! It's 'Piece By Piece.' I'm hoping to get a chance to listen to it later today. I love everything I've heard of John's 60s and 70s work (and love large portions of 'Grace & Danger'), but I know that some of John's mid-to-late 80s stuff is a bit maligned among fans of his earlier stuff. I'm definitely excited to dip into this portion of his catalog, though, for better or worse  ;)


Yeah, some peopl e don't like the '80s production on those albums, or the mainstream turn his music took, and I have to admit I had to get through this before i liked some  of that period. Piece by Piece, though, I liked from the word 'go'. Bought it on release in '86, and took to it straight away. You probably already know it's one of a handful of JM albums which has become difficult to find on CD.


Well, I finally got around to spinning it last night. While I'll have to say I prefer John's earlier work (more my style), I definitely enjoyed this album. It had the 80s aesthetic to it which, of course, dates it, but I'd have to say that it aged pretty well. I find myself missing the extensive guitar work from John's earlier albums, but his songwriting and voice are still in pretty top form. Any advice for what other 'late John' albums are especially worth checking out?


Cooltide is a good one, think it was 1991. Great groove on the title track, and the rest is a good listen too, in that soulful, late JM way . If you want a good live Jm album, try to find Foundations - reisseud as Live @ the Town and Country club (90% sure about this, do check). Official Bootleg live in Bristol is very good too.  


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Austin S on May 30, 2013, 06:33:10 PM




Thanks for the welcome, Alan! It's 'Piece By Piece.' I'm hoping to get a chance to listen to it later today. I love everything I've heard of John's 60s and 70s work (and love large portions of 'Grace & Danger'), but I know that some of John's mid-to-late 80s stuff is a bit maligned among fans of his earlier stuff. I'm definitely excited to dip into this portion of his catalog, though, for better or worse  ;)


Yeah, some peopl e don't like the '80s production on those albums, or the mainstream turn his music took, and I have to admit I had to get through this before i liked some  of that period. Piece by Piece, though, I liked from the word 'go'. Bought it on release in '86, and took to it straight away. You probably already know it's one of a handful of JM albums which has become difficult to find on CD.


Well, I finally got around to spinning it last night. While I'll have to say I prefer John's earlier work (more my style), I definitely enjoyed this album. It had the 80s aesthetic to it which, of course, dates it, but I'd have to say that it aged pretty well. I find myself missing the extensive guitar work from John's earlier albums, but his songwriting and voice are still in pretty top form. Any advice for what other 'late John' albums are especially worth checking out?


Cooltide is a good one, think it was 1991. Great groove on the title track, and the rest is a good listen too, in that soulful, late JM way . If you want a good live Jm album, try to find Foundations - reisseud as Live @ the Town and Country club (90% sure about this, do check). Official Bootleg live in Bristol is very good too.  


I'll look for Cooltide for sure. Actually found a copy of Foundations at a record store near University of Illinois for three or four bucks-- it's really fantastic! Besides the presence of some of the 'classics' (esp. "Johnny Too Bad"), I really enjoyed the more 'recent' material on there and adored his take on 'Over The Rainbow.' Thanks for the tip, Alan


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Yavanna69 (Sophie) on August 12, 2013, 06:35:56 PM
Hello!

Here are my answers, in order of questions asked. (I really like this quiz btw - what a great way to welcome new people).

1. I am Sophie Watson, and I'm from Ipswich.

2. I joined Talkawhile for two reasons. Firstly, I've been meaning to for years. And secondly, at least three people came up to me at Cropredy this year and said 'hi Sophie, nice to see you, you're on Talkawhile, aren't you?' - so I thought I had better get myself on here. (It was slightly disconcerting that people knew me by name when I *haven't* been on here, but that's Facebook for you!)

3.   I've just attended my 25th consecutive Cropredy so I am reasonably familiar with both Cropredy and Fairport  :)

4.   I like folk, folk-rock, bluegrass, rock, classical and heavy metal. And morris tunes.

5.   The last festival I attended was Cropredy 2013, which was one of the best I can remember. The last gig I went to was Peter Knight's Gigspanner at Boxford Fleece, which was fantastic. (In between I sang Verdi's Requiem with The Really Big Chorus at the Royal Albert Hall - not sure if that counts as a gig.)

6.   The last CD I bought was Doors at Eight (Live), at the Gigspanner gig. I would heartily recommend it to anyone who hasn't seen them. Anyone who has seen them has probably already bought it  :)

7.  Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Freddie Mercury and I will sing The Show Must Go On. But tomorrow I might change my mind and be Tom Lehrer, and sing Poisoning Pigeons in the Park.

Sophie


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Zoe on August 12, 2013, 06:41:28 PM
Hi Sophie  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Yavanna69 (Sophie) on August 12, 2013, 06:46:35 PM
Hi Zoe!  :D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Viv G on August 12, 2013, 08:28:19 PM
hi Sophie, I always thought you were already on TAW! :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: tarda (Gill) on August 12, 2013, 09:19:26 PM
Hi, Sophie! Welcome on board.  :D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Austin S on August 12, 2013, 09:22:02 PM
Hullo, Sophie, and welcome! I'm fairly new here myself and have found the community to be very friendly and an awful lot of fun! Enjoy!!  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on August 13, 2013, 09:03:02 AM
Hi Sophie. You're the second person i've ever met who comes from ipswich, and if you're like the other one, you're very welcome. 8)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Yavanna69 (Sophie) on August 13, 2013, 12:13:38 PM

Hi Sophie. You're the second person i've ever met who comes from ipswich, and if you're like the other one, you're very welcome. 8)


 :D

Thanks for all the welcomes, everyone!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on August 13, 2013, 12:55:19 PM
Hi Sophie - it was me that said "You're on Talkawhile!"

It's my age....

Glad you've joined tho!  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Yavanna69 (Sophie) on August 13, 2013, 06:22:52 PM

Hi Sophie - it was me that said "You're on Talkawhile!"

It's my age....


I don't think it was just you so it's OK, you don't need to blame your age :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Danny_C on August 14, 2013, 12:19:06 PM
Hello all,

My answers are:

1.   Who are you and where are you from?
I am Danny and I am from South Oxfordshire (near Abingdon to be slightly more accurate)

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?
I have read the forums off and on for a couple of years so though it might be nice (mainly for you lot) to contribute and let you have the benefit of my pearls of wisdom!

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
Been listening to them for more years than I care to admit too! Been to 5 Croperdy festivals including the 2013 last week.  That figure does however not include the one festival which I attended by accident in the early 1980’s which is slightly blurry as we had been on a pub crawl starting in Fenny Compton some hours previously and did not know there was a festival on till we got to Croperdy!
4.   What kind of music do you like?
Punk, Ska, Folk in most of its many and varied forms, Indy, Americana, Blues, and lots of other random bits and pieces which I listen to

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?
Apart from Crop, it was a Show of Hands gig somewhere in Sussex.  Given that it was a Show of Hands gig it goes without saying that it was very good.  Before that it was The Levellers supported by Dread Zone in Brixton which was a fantastic event

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
The last one was Sigh no More by Mumford and Sons which was surprisingly good if a little lacking in variation.

7.   Complete the following sentence:

          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Richard Thompson and I will sing:  ' 52 Vincent Black lightning' and yes I know it’s a bit of a obvious option but it still send shivers down my back when he starts to play!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on August 15, 2013, 02:47:33 PM
Hi DAnny and welcome. 8)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: hurdygurdyman (Paul) on September 05, 2013, 07:49:57 PM
Hi all - I've been on Talkawhile a while although not very active (laptop collapse, lost passwords etc.) but it's good to see faces at the bar this year. I recently released a 3 track cd with peggy, Chris L, PJ Wright and Jeremy (Leatherat) on it. It sold a few at the cd stall at Cropredy. Thought some of the members here might be interested - medieval rock and bluesy French dance. Where would be a good place to mention it.
Cheers,
Paul
PS I'd do a smiley but it doesn't seem to work for me


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on September 05, 2013, 08:04:18 PM
Hi Paul

Think it's fine to talk about your CD in  'Active '.. You have enough posts that you should be able to start your own topic

As for smileys, you should be able to click on whichever smiley you want to use and it will appear. No more than 6 smilies per post though  ;D

And if you are doing a link to your CD then use the hyperlink the blue one above the 'winking' smiley to enclose it ([url ][ /url] ) otherwise it won't work  :D

Although you probably know all this anyway...




Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: hurdygurdyman (Paul) on September 05, 2013, 08:45:56 PM
Thanks Jude. I like to observe the protocols. javascript:void(0);


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: hurdygurdyman (Paul) on September 05, 2013, 08:47:50 PM
 :) That's got it. I was dragging when I should have been clicking  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on September 05, 2013, 08:49:18 PM

 :) That's got it. I was dragging when I should have been clicking  ;D


Always catches people out that  ;D ::)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: ThomasB on September 07, 2013, 02:25:38 AM
1.   Who are you and where are you from? Thomas from New Jersey

2.   What made you join Talkawhile? It seems to be the place to chat all things Fairport.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything? I've been a Richard Thompson fan for 15 years now and about 7 years ago I decided to delve into his past which led me to Fairport and all of its related treasures. I attended my first Cropredy(and warm up show) in 2012. I would say I am the biggest fan in my town here in NJ...but nowhere near the hardcore level as some on here I would imagine.

4.   What kind of music do you like? If I had to give a better answer than a little bit of everything I would say classic rock/progressive rock.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like? Ian Hunter at one of the last shows at Maxwell's in Hoboken, NJ. It was packed, sweaty, loud...fantastic.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it? I just got an order in today of Home and Unity by John Tams and Swaddling Songs by Mellow Candle. Playing them as I type this and like what I hear so far, so I think I will recommend them.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Freddie Mercury and I will
            sing:  ' It's Late'   (I can thank Queen for opening my ears to more things than what was played on Top 40 radio back in the 80's)

Thanks for the welcome. I look forward to a lot of reading and picking my head up over the parapet every once and awhile.

Thomas


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on September 07, 2013, 07:15:23 AM
Hello Thomas and welcome  :D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: ThomasB on September 10, 2013, 06:22:32 AM

Hello Thomas and welcome  :D


Hello....thanks for the welcome.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: beatnick(Maurice) on September 24, 2013, 01:31:17 PM
Hiya everyone .Only recently joined .The forum looks like the ideal place to hang out. Fav bands and artists ? Well  here are just some .Beatles ,Donovan, Fairport  ,Roy Harper  ,Dylan, Pentangle, Byrds, Beach Boys (
Pet Sounds era),Hendrix and a few of the acid folk people like Trees .Also blues and Northern Soul. :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on September 24, 2013, 04:26:15 PM

Hiya everyone .Only recently joined .The forum looks like the ideal place to hang out. Fav bands and artists ? Well  here are just some .Beatles ,Donovan, Fairport  ,Roy Harper  ,Dylan, Pentangle, Byrds, Beach Boys (
Pet Sounds era),Hendrix and a few of the acid folk people like Trees .Also blues and Northern Soul. :)


Hi. You should find plenty of friends around here with tastes like that. Welcome. 8)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: beatnick(Maurice) on September 25, 2013, 03:48:13 PM
Thanks Alan.I forgot to mention that apart from music,my other great love is comedy.My fav's being Monty Python,Peter Cook and Spike Milligan.Also like Python off shoots,ie Ripping Yarns and Fawlty Towers.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Ronald on October 07, 2013, 01:02:03 PM
1.   Who are you and where are you from?

I am Ronald and I live in Rotterdam

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

I like birdwatching and cycle around a lot but unfortunately fell about 3 weeks ago and since then I am stuck at home so what do you do then, well read a lot and surf the net and I don't remember how but then I found this site and find it interesting, fascinating and amusing to read many of the posts because Fairport etc are some of the main topics. Did join to get some info as well.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

From the moment I bought their first lp until 1978 I did not only buy all their albums but read every article I could lay my hands on. I know of the festival but have never been there.

4.   What kind of music do you like?

I shall explain. Somehow when I discover something I really do like I  go for it which means I virtually stop listening to other types of music. At the end of the 1960's I did buy a lot of rock albums but after the third Fairport album I got interested in Folkmusic and for several years I only listened to that, did buy a lot of records in the Dobells record shop on Charing Cross Road London. Around 1975 I became addicted to Reggae but still did buy some Folkmusic. In 1981 I was in Madagascar for 6 weeks and while staying with a family there I heard (at 6 in the morning) very nice African guitar band music. Later when I  got home I started looking for this and discovered that the music of Congo was the best there was and did go to Brussels many many times to buy records (Congo having been a Belgian colony). This addiction lasted about 30 years and in 2007 my wife and I started own forum called Vibes d'Afrique but it was closed by the provider last July because we had (according to them) broken the rules but they never told us what we did wrong. At first disappointed but now I am quite happy with it, it gives me much more time to do other things but most of all the modern Congolese music changed very much the last couple of years and I did not really like it anymore. The main reason was the Mabanga or name calling. Several years ago Congolese artists started advertising that if you wanted your name mentioned in a song you had to contact them and when you paid about 500 to 1000 Euros they would call out your name, so a lot of rich people did this and whole albums were spoiled by the endless naming of names in between the singing. Congolese singer Werrason called out around 1000 names on a double cd which meant that even before the cd was released he had earned a lot of money but for he listener it is most annoying and many people got put off by it. So now I am listening again to a lot of Folkmusic, I did sell all my Rock albums and most of my Reggae collection but somehow could never part with my Folk collection

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

I think it was the 50 years of Congolese music show in Brussels a couple of years ago. It was very good because old and new artists from both the Congos were there backed by some of the best Congolese musicians.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

Zanzibar by Luciana Demingongo from Congo Brazzaville. I would recommand it but only to someone who is interested in that type of music. (Congolese pop music not being everybody's cup of tea)

7.   Complete the following sentence:

          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Martin Wyndham-Read and I will
            sing:  ' Copper and May


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on October 07, 2013, 01:16:53 PM
Hello Ronald!

Hope you get better soon  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on October 07, 2013, 02:14:44 PM
Welcome Ronald.  8)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on October 07, 2013, 02:19:33 PM
Hello Ronald

And welcome! So glad you like the 1st FC album  ;D ;)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Jules Gray on October 07, 2013, 02:58:55 PM

Hello Ronald

And welcome! So glad you like the 1st FC album  ;D ;)


Poor Ronald probably has no idea why you're winking at him like that.......Ms Dyble.   ;D

Jules


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on October 07, 2013, 03:01:26 PM


Hello Ronald

And welcome! So glad you like the 1st FC album  ;D ;)


Poor Ronald probably has no idea why you're winking at him like that.......Ms Dyble.   ;D

Jules


 ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Ronald on October 07, 2013, 04:57:30 PM
Bridgwit, Alan and Jude, thanks for the welcome!

Jules of course I know who Jude is  :)

Jude I have always liked that album and still do.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Jim on October 08, 2013, 10:37:41 PM


Hello Ronald

And welcome! So glad you like the 1st FC album  


Poor Ronald probably has no idea why you're winking at him like that.......Ms Dyble.   ;D

Jules


you surely can't mean........................................................ :o :o :o 8)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: matthewpiano on November 03, 2013, 10:29:28 PM
Hello everyone!

Just signed up so thought I'd start by saying hello.

I'm here because I love folk music (amongst other genres) and am always interested in keeping up-to-speed with what is going on, and chatting about favourite bands, singers and albums.  My favourites include Ralph McTell, Steeleye Span, Fairport Convention, Heidi Talbot, Bella Hardy, Lucy Ward, Richard Thompson, as well as more rock-focused bands Barclay James Harvest, Strawbs, and Moody Blues.  I'm also a musician myself (piano).

Looking forward to some interesting chats along the way!

Matthew :-)



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on November 03, 2013, 10:31:07 PM
Welcome Matthew, glad you found your way here  :D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on November 04, 2013, 10:59:51 AM
Welcome, Matthew.  8)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Austin S on November 07, 2013, 03:09:23 AM
Hi, Matthew! Glad to have you-- I think you'll really enjoy yourself here  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Pastieboy (Trev) on November 07, 2013, 10:10:10 AM
Welcome Mat .

Tee hee ----. No Seriously .


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: JP6490 (Josh) on November 14, 2013, 02:15:27 PM
Good Afternoon to all the TAW folks!

1.   Who are you and where are you from?
Hey, i'm Josh (JP6490) and I live in the Midlands, next to Coventry. But spend a lot of time commuting to London, but also spent the last 4 years up in Leeds where i studied.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?
Have a passion and interest for all types of folk music and looking to discover new artists and make some online buddies.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
Classic British folk band from late 60s.

4.   What kind of music do you like?
Acoustic singer songwriter / pop/ folk/ blues / jazz / bits and bobs of motown and soul.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?
Last festival i went to was Glastonbury 2013, i was one of the fortunate ones to get a ticket and i loved every minute of it! Some of my festival highlights were By The Rivers, Bobby Womack, Kenny Rodgers and The Rolling Stones :)

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
It was friend of a friends band recently who are up and coming, however i first saw them live at BBC introducing at Glasto, The album i last brought was the self titled debut from By The Rivers and i would highly recommend it. Very reggae/ska influenced but they have nice harmonies with catchy hooks/chorus's.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer John Mayer and I will
            sing:  ' Slow dancing in a burning room'  

Look forward to chatting to some of you!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on November 14, 2013, 06:49:21 PM
Good afternoon to you Josh, and welcome!  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Austin S on November 14, 2013, 08:38:08 PM
Welcome, Josh! Looking forward to getting to know you.  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on November 14, 2013, 08:58:45 PM
Welcome Josh,

If you would like to remove your 'anonymous' tag (which will prevent you from accessing various things) have a look on your home page and you should see something (probably in big red letters which will help you become unanonymised  :D

Jude  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: JP6490 (Josh) on November 15, 2013, 08:16:38 AM
Thanks for the welcome guys.

Ok cheers Jude, i will check that out  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on November 15, 2013, 09:19:27 AM
Hi Josh. 8)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: featherhead (Dot O) on November 22, 2013, 03:30:49 PM
Hiya,
I'm Dot and you can see me wearing feathers at lots of festivals (if they are blocking your view please tell me rather than making comments about dusters!)  Seriously I do move them onto the side rather than the top of my head once the band is on.
Joined talkawhile due to a thirst for knowledge (or ale) and wanting to know the order of appearance for Butlins.
Fairport, first saw them at the open air theatre in Regents Park doing Gottle of Geer.  The album was not rated but Swarb was absolutely wonderful, I'd never seen a fiddle solo with so many effects.  Absolutely spellbinding.  First went to Cropredy in 1979 as my first ever camping experience.  Probably a lot better in hindsight than at the time, but I still go and I still camp.
Like folk, prog and heavy metal, used to supply the crosswords to Kerrang, Hot Metal and Metal Hammer.
Most recent gig I went to was Bellowhead at Cheltenham Town Hall and surprisingly the sound really wasn't too bad - vocals a bit muffled, but for Cheltenham that counts as excellent, as normally everything is muffled.  Had to miss Karine Polwart the night before as cough was too bad and I didn't want to muck it up for other listeners, but luckily Bellowhead were loud enough for me to not disturb anyone.
Wintersmith was the last CD I bought, sadly its jumping a lot so can't recommend yet, but what I can hear between glitches sounds good.
Last question I will have to think long and hard about.
See lots of you at Butlins.
Dot aka Featherhead aka Dottifaleriamism.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on November 22, 2013, 04:14:50 PM
Welcome Dot, lovely to see you here.. the feathers shouldn't be a problem  ;D

and P.S. look at the posts a bit before yours to see how to become unanonymised  ;D

Jude - (newbie welcomer)  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Stevo Cummisk on December 16, 2013, 04:15:10 PM
1.   Who are you and where are you from?
Steven, from Rochdale

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?
As a big fan of Steeleye Span, I discovered this site through searching for them, and decided it seems a place for me.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
I am a big fan of Fairport, owning most of their albums (favourite might just be Rising For The Moon) and having seen them live once. I do intend to finally go to Cropredy one of these years.

4.   What kind of music do you like?
Glam rock and Folk-rock, along with middle of the road and classic rock of the 1970's really.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?
Simple Minds/Ultravox which was great, although I preffered Ultravox's shorter set. Then a night later went to Sham 69, as we thought we'd experience a punk gig, and it certainly was an experience!  :o

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
Kiki Dee - Stay With Me. Haven't played it yet, but managed to buy it for a cheap price, as it went out-of-print!
Before that though, it was Wintersmith - Steeleye Span, which I most certainly would recommend to anyone.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I would be my all time favourite singer Maddy Prior, but rather than go against my masculinity, I'll be Noddy Holder, and I'll sing Everyday.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on December 16, 2013, 04:53:46 PM
Welcome Steven.. lovely to virtually meet you  :D



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on December 17, 2013, 09:35:11 AM
Hi Steven, and welcome. 8)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: gower flower (Shirl) on December 17, 2013, 03:03:31 PM
Hello Steven! Always good to meet new Talkawhilers. Join in and don't be shy!  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Jules Gray on December 17, 2013, 03:12:41 PM
Yes, come on, Steven!  Speak to us!  Are you still with us, Steven?!   ;D  ;)

Jules


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Stevo Cummisk on December 17, 2013, 11:17:37 PM
Thanks very much for the warm welcome everyone, I look forward to inputting to the community.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: bassline (Mike) on December 22, 2013, 12:15:06 PM
It seems,when I joined this board I lurked for a couple of months,then joined in a thread,and never filled out the welcome form,so here goes:

1.   Who are you and where are you from?

Hello,Cilla...My name is Mike or Bassline to those that know me,because I'm a bass player,but mainly because if someone asks me if I like a song,my reply is likely to be 'mmmmm....good bass line.' I'm from Wolverhampton (no sniggering at the back).

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

A man in a trenchcoat with a hat pulled over his eyes,who said 'I've got a shooter'.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

I've got all the albums on CD,and everything from the first album up to Moat On The Ledge,plus Gladys and Five Seasons on vinyl.I've been to every Cropredy from 1990 to date,bar two,because another bloke in my department at work booked a fortnight's holiday two years running over Cropredy weekend.
After the second time,I put my notice in.I HAVE to go to Cropredy.
I'm fairly clued up on FC history,having read several biogs on the band and R.T,Sandy etc.

4.   What kind of music do you like?

Pretty much anything if it's sincere and artistically creative or even heavy metal.Sometimes commercial cliched pap too.

Blues,Doo-Wop,Rock 'n Roll,Soul,Funk,60's,70's,Glam,Punk,Reggae,Pop (pre-millenium on the whole),Psych,Prog,Indie,Orchestral (Bach,Tchaikovsky,Stravinsky,Sibelius,Debussy,Satie,Reich),Glenn Miller,the main 4 being Pink Floyd,Frank Zappa,Led Zeppelin and Fairport - which is why I wish I had been to the Bath festival in 1970.If you did go,I hate you.(Not really.)

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

(in June 2008 it would have been) V.A.S.T at the Carling Academy April 1st.
It was the most boring gig I have ever seen.There was one song by them,Touched,that came out in 1999,and was used in an episode of Angel.I thought,and still do,it was an epic song.It had a female voice singing in the background that added a lot to the atmosphere.
So we went mainly to see that song performed nice and loud,live.
There was no female vocalist at the gig,so that was a major hole in the performance.They DID have a violinist,who could have played that part well (there were no words for the female vocal) but he just played drone notes.As he did on all the other songs,which all sounded exactly the same.However,the support band,Scanners,who I'd never heard of,were brilliant,and I shall be buying the CD.(I have in fact bought both of them by now,and a third is imminent.)  

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

A Box Of Pegg's :A delight for bassists or non bassists.Not only do you get loads of Peggy performances,you also get Beth Nielson Chapman singing Sandy Denny's Solo,which made me cry at Cropredy last year.Oh...and it's got my name in it,so yes I would.



7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. (Frank Zappa) and I will
            sing:  ' ................................'   (an instrumental)
 


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Rachel Jones on February 20, 2014, 09:29:15 PM
1.   Who are you and where are you from?
I'm Rachel, originally from Lancashire but now resident, at enormous cost, in London.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?
Was looking for somebody who could tell me the questions about Steeleye Span asked on Mastermind, because I missed it and wanted to test myself. That's how much of a Steeleye geek I am. Joined ages ago but haven't posted much or said a general hello.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
I really like some Fairport stuff. Not so much recently (and by that I mean the last 20 years or so). And not much that us sung by by Swarb. Been to Cropredy once, back in 92 when I was 15.

4.   What kind of music do you like? Far too much to list. All sorts.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like? Steeleye at the Barbican on their Wintersmith tour. They were absolutely awesome. Seen them loads and this was one of the best.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it? 'Endless Flowers' by Crocodiles. Really brilliant in places, not so much in others. Worth a listen if you like a bubblegum noise pop indie sort of thing.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. Maddy Prior and I will
            sing:    The Weaver and the Factory Maid, whilst playing some air power loom.

Hello all.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on February 20, 2014, 09:52:55 PM
Welcome Rachel, hope you enjoy having a natter here

Jude  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on February 21, 2014, 09:31:35 AM
Hi Rachel, and welcome. 8)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Rachel Jones on February 21, 2014, 02:18:56 PM
Thanks both. Had a very pleasant morning drinking coffee, enjoying some are sun and listening to 'Morning Way', so especially lovely to get a welcome from the maker of such lovely music :).


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on February 21, 2014, 02:50:22 PM

Thanks both. Had a very pleasant morning drinking coffee, enjoying some are sun and listening to 'Morning Way', so especially lovely to get a welcome from the maker of such lovely music :).

Glad you are enjoying it :-)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: PaulBills on June 24, 2014, 05:09:47 PM
Hallo!  I'll do this the old fashioned way, as that's always the most polite manner to do it in (copy n paste...)

1.   Who are you and where are you from?

Well, I'm Paul, and I'm from Brampton in Cumbria

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

I'm a mandolin player and rather like folk music, and in the UK, so I thought I'd mash them all into one place, and here you are!

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

I've heard of them, that's about it :/

4.   What kind of music do you like?

I like Rock, Folk, Folkrock and ambient techno (I know, quite a clash...)

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

Hadrians Union, a mates band, and it was in a brewery.  What's not to like?

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

Hadrians Union: Out of Time.  And yes.  Yes I would (and not just 'cos it's me mate).

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Freddie Mercury and I will
            sing:  'My Life Has Been Saved'  

How's that then?


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Austin S on June 24, 2014, 07:18:37 PM

Hallo!  I'll do this the old fashioned way, as that's always the most polite manner to do it in (copy n paste...)

1.   Who are you and where are you from?

Well, I'm Paul, and I'm from Brampton in Cumbria

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

I'm a mandolin player and rather like folk music, and in the UK, so I thought I'd mash them all into one place, and here you are!

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

I've heard of them, that's about it :/

4.   What kind of music do you like?

I like Rock, Folk, Folkrock and ambient techno (I know, quite a clash...)

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

Hadrians Union, a mates band, and it was in a brewery.  What's not to like?

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

Hadrians Union: Out of Time.  And yes.  Yes I would (and not just 'cos it's me mate).

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Freddie Mercury and I will
            sing:  'My Life Has Been Saved'  

How's that then?



Welcome, Paul! I think you'll like it here (and you'll find many, many people who can tell you all about the wonders of Fairport if you so wish  ;) ).


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Jim on June 24, 2014, 08:30:08 PM
This board needs more cumbrians, eh marra. 8)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: PaulBills on June 24, 2014, 09:20:33 PM

This board needs more cumbrians, eh marra. 8)


You can never have enough cumbrians, like eh!  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on June 25, 2014, 09:03:39 AM
Hi Paul.  You don't have to be mad to post here, but it helps. 8)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: hendo (Dave) on June 25, 2014, 09:56:17 AM


This board needs more cumbrians, eh marra. 8)


You can never have enough cumbrians, like eh!  ;D

Sorry Paul. Should have warned told you about Jim. Another Cumbrian in exile who 112 yrs after leaving Cleator still says marra!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: PaulBills on June 25, 2014, 01:24:46 PM
ha! we get everywhere don't we!  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: GubGub (Al) on June 25, 2014, 01:57:48 PM


Welcome, Paul! I think you'll like it here (and you'll find many, many people who can tell you all about the wonders of Fairport if you so wish  ;) ).


And several who will tell you everything they have done wrong. Often the same people.  ;)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: PaulBills on June 25, 2014, 02:20:25 PM
 ;) it'd be quicker for me if I just told you everything I got right  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Jim on June 25, 2014, 08:18:42 PM



This board needs more cumbrians, eh marra. 8)


You can never have enough cumbrians, like eh!  ;D

Sorry Paul. Should have warned told you about Jim. Another Cumbrian in exile who 112 yrs after leaving Cleator still says marra!

i was there only days ago


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: PaulBills on June 25, 2014, 08:31:07 PM




This board needs more cumbrians, eh marra. 8)


You can never have enough cumbrians, like eh!  ;D

Sorry Paul. Should have warned told you about Jim. Another Cumbrian in exile who 112 yrs after leaving Cleator still says marra!

i was there only days ago



Owt interestin? I was in the lakes on friday night loitering in a stone circle :)

(only just noticed Dave said you'd been out the area for 112 years lol)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: hendo (Dave) on June 25, 2014, 09:42:22 PM




This board needs more cumbrians, eh marra. 8)


You can never have enough cumbrians, like eh!  ;D

Sorry Paul. Should have warned told you about Jim. Another Cumbrian in exile who 112 yrs after leaving Cleator still says marra!

i was there only days ago


Anyone who goes to Cleator voluntarily has my deepest sympathy.......................and the address of  a good psychiatrist! ;)
Gets coat.....
I'm not back in the lakes til Sept Jim, when I shall probably hide in Ennerdale for a week!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: PaulBills on June 25, 2014, 10:06:17 PM





This board needs more cumbrians, eh marra. 8)


You can never have enough cumbrians, like eh!  ;D

Sorry Paul. Should have warned told you about Jim. Another Cumbrian in exile who 112 yrs after leaving Cleator still says marra!

i was there only days ago


Anyone who goes to Cleator voluntarily has my deepest sympathy.......................and the address of  a good psychiatrist! ;)
Gets coat.....
I'm not back in the lakes til Sept Jim, when I shall probably hide in Ennerdale for a week!


...because Ennerdale has such a better class of people lol  :-X


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Jim on June 25, 2014, 11:48:25 PM
Ennerdale's alright and its close enough to Cleator for all decent people


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: PaulBills on June 26, 2014, 09:42:17 AM
gotta admit, last time I was at Ennerdale it was lovely, although the lake was fairly empty... but hey, that's reservoirs for ya :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Barbara Elizabeth on August 01, 2014, 09:49:37 AM
Hello Sir Robert, very honoured to meet you!
In answer to you're questions....,
1) my name is Barbara Elizabeth Scrivens (aka B) and a morris dancing 'Mutineer' from landlocked Leicestershire!
2) I joined TAW after reading a post on the 'Fairporters' group page on Facebook & being a nosey chatty sort of a person, wondered what it was all about.
3) 40 odd years of knowledge.
4) fave types of music is mainly folk with a bit of 'umph'
5) went to 'Folk by the Oak' last w/e going to Cropredy next w/e, Folkeast the following w/e & Shrewsbury FF the w/e after that! Phew
6) last cd I purchased was 'the Elizabethan Sessions'
7) unfortunately, Sir Robert, I can't sing as such but I can belt out a rather croaky 'Meet on the Legde'!
Thank you for reading my list, and I hope to meet you very soon x


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: AnnieD on August 01, 2014, 10:36:56 AM
Hello Barbara  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Andy Tuck on August 01, 2014, 10:55:08 AM
Welcome from another TAWer from Leicester.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Barbara Elizabeth on August 01, 2014, 11:06:57 AM
Hi Annie!
Took me long enough to find this didn't it?!!
Hope you're enjoying Cambridge ff


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Barbara Elizabeth on August 01, 2014, 11:09:42 AM
Hi Andy!!
Nice to say hello!
I live in Anstey a village nr A46 between Leicester & Loughborough


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: hendo (Dave) on August 01, 2014, 11:39:08 AM

Hi Andy!!
Nice to say hello!
I live in Anstey a village nr A46 between Leicester & Loughborough

Never mind ; From another leics t/awhiler.)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Barbara Elizabeth on August 01, 2014, 11:57:10 AM
Hello Dave, nice to meet you.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on August 01, 2014, 02:01:05 PM
Hi Barbara..  we've 'spoken' before.. I partly run Farnsfield Acoustic.. hope we can meet by the bar...   :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Andy Tuck on August 01, 2014, 04:01:24 PM

Hi Andy!!
Nice to say hello!
I live in Anstey a village nr A46 between Leicester & Loughborough


Barbara, just round the corner in Beaumont Leys. I also promote folk music at the Musician in town.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Barbara Elizabeth on August 01, 2014, 04:16:40 PM
I know you then Andy, I go to the Musician occasionally, I'm friends with Jeremy on FB.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Viv G on August 01, 2014, 04:24:27 PM
hello Barbara, hope to see you at the bar  sometime next w/e  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Dave.P on August 01, 2014, 06:10:42 PM
hello Barbara ..ohh dear Anstey ... still you have messrs Tuck and Henderson to comfort you ..I do hope you aren't a Foxes Fan...one more would be just tooo much to deal with  :D Its good to welcome you though Some of my best friends are from Leicester  :D I look forward to reading your contributions  [;-) {:-)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Barbara Elizabeth on August 01, 2014, 06:50:59 PM
Hi Dave, I actually prefer Leicester Tigers!!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Barbara Elizabeth on August 01, 2014, 06:54:51 PM
Hi there Jenny & Viv! Thanks for the welcome note.
It's a long bar!.....  Top, bottom or central?!


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Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on August 01, 2014, 07:07:45 PM
Aha... Anywhere and everywhere....  Heeheehee ;D  {:-)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Andy Tuck on August 01, 2014, 08:12:36 PM

hello Barbara ..ohh dear Anstey ... still you have messrs Tuck and Henderson to comfort you ..I do hope you aren't a Foxes Fan...one more would be just tooo much to deal with  :D Its good to welcome you though Some of my best friends are from Leicester  :D I look forward to reading your contributions  [;-) {:-)


Oi Dave, I am not a Foxes fan. Much POSHer in fact.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Viv G on August 02, 2014, 08:23:58 AM

Hi there Jenny & Viv! Thanks for the welcome note.
It's a long bar!.....  Top, bottom or central?!



Just look for fellas in fezzes and females with tiaras  ;)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on August 02, 2014, 12:14:45 PM
Hi Barbara.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Deborah Knight on August 02, 2014, 12:47:24 PM
I knew that you would find you way here one fine day, Barbara :)  :-*


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Barbara Elizabeth on August 03, 2014, 06:55:20 PM
Ooh hello Deborah!!
Haha you know me too well, my curiosity got the better of me!
See you soon, in a field in Suffolk, hopefully in the sunshine xx


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: RevRed on August 03, 2014, 08:08:12 PM
Hi.
     Thank you for the welcome.
1. I am Redmond O'Brien and I live In Waterford City in Ireland.
2. Sounded like a well moderated and friendly site.
3. I have being following Fairport Convention for longer than I care to remember - at least since 1975! I have been thinking about going to the Cropredy festival for a few years and at last, I am going this year at the age of 61!!
4. I like most types of music, but especially folk.
5. My last gig was two weeks ago in a chapel in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, to see Donal Lunny, Mairtin O'Connor & Zoe Conway. It was a most enjoyable night, in a great atmospheric setting.
6. Can I cheat here, as I bought two CDs? One was by a Canadian called Bill Bourne and the CD was "Voodoo King" - an excellent album. The other was "Band of Joy" by Robert Plant - a superb album.
7. Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer, Martin Carthy and I will sing "The Bedmaking"


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: smallgreenandhairy (Derek) on August 03, 2014, 08:32:20 PM
1.   Who are you and where are you from?

Derek, from Stratford on Avon

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

Primarily to try and get Cropredy tickets

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

Saw Alice, was chuffing amazing,  I need to go this year!

4.   What kind of music do you like?

All sorts, from metal to folk but can't stand Jazz, it makes my ears bleed!

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

Greenbelt '13.  Temperance Movement rocked!

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

Temperance Movement and Folk on

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. (name of singer) and I will
            sing:  ' ................................'   (name of song)

Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer, Darius Rucker and I will sing Hold my Hand.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: bassline (Mike) on August 03, 2014, 08:38:00 PM
Glad you decided to join us....I was impressed by your user name. Also glad you liked Alice...she's still going strong for an old lass.
And while I'm here... Temperance Movement at Greenbelt? Sure has changed since I were a lad.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Dave.P on August 06, 2014, 09:10:23 PM


hello Barbara ..ohh dear Anstey ... still you have messrs Tuck and Henderson to comfort you ..I do hope you aren't a Foxes Fan...one more would be just tooo much to deal with  :D Its good to welcome you though Some of my best friends are from Leicester  :D I look forward to reading your contributions  [;-) {:-)


Oi Dave, I am not a Foxes fan. Much POSHer in fact.


 :D ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: macademis on August 06, 2014, 09:15:00 PM
Lots of new TAWers - welcome one and all.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Jim on August 06, 2014, 11:12:05 PM

Lots of new TAWers - welcome one and all.


They wont stop


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: macademis on August 07, 2014, 08:46:28 AM
won't stop as in won't hang around, or won't stop as in there are millions more on the way?
I think I know what your answer is....


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on August 07, 2014, 09:40:42 AM
Welcome, Redmond and Derek.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Jim on August 07, 2014, 09:57:26 AM

won't stop as in won't hang around, or won't stop as in there are millions more on the way?
I think I know what your answer is....


Well, you see, this happens every year around Cropredy and very few ever bother again unless they want something


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: macademis on August 07, 2014, 10:07:08 AM
Agreed, but have to say that due to the sell-out this year it has generated quite a few more than in previous years


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Jim on August 07, 2014, 10:17:05 AM

Agreed, but have to say that due to the sell-out this year it has generated quite a few more than in previous years


It has sold out before.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: dcmissen(david missen) on August 10, 2014, 11:05:24 PM
Good evening. I am David Missen and am based in the Far East (ie Norfolk)
I thought joining Talkawhile might let me get more out of Cropredy another year- it would be good to get the gossip in advance.
I first saw Fairport at Reading Uni in 1978ish, again in about 1988 and at Cropredy in 2010 and yesterday
Pretty wide ranging tastes. Folk definitely, but prepared to give most things a go (see below)
Cropredy, and prior to that Maddy Prior & Friends- or possibly Al Stewart
I would like to say "The Full English" (which I would thoroughly recommend and have in the car), but actually it was a bargain bucket "Best of Pat Benatar" bought yesterday - a bargain at 2 quid!
Tonight Sir Robert, I will be Al Stewart and will sing "Old Compton Street Blues"
-


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on August 10, 2014, 11:06:17 PM
hello David and welcome to here  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: dcmissen(david missen) on August 10, 2014, 11:29:01 PM
Have I just passed the initiative test by working out that new posts come at the BOTTOM of the page rather than the first screen you see? It only took me about 30 minutes (you wont hurry me- I come from Norfolk).


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Nick on August 10, 2014, 11:51:23 PM

Have I just passed the initiative test by working out that new posts come at the BOTTOM of the page rather than the first screen you see? It only took me about 30 minutes (you wont hurry me- I come from Norfolk).


You can change that if you like... but I'll leave you to figure out how  ;)  ;D

Welcome to Talkawhile!

Cheers

Nick


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Viv G on August 11, 2014, 07:36:34 AM
I've never figured out how to change it, and I've been here a while.When you suss it out can you let me know!?Ta! :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on August 12, 2014, 08:59:30 AM
As an AS fan, I'm prepared to hear anyone sing 'Pld Compton Street Blues.'  8)

Welcome.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: dcmissen(david missen) on August 12, 2014, 06:40:40 PM

As an AS fan, I'm prepared to hear anyone sing 'Pld Compton Street Blues.'  8)

Welcome.


Hmmmm. you may regret that one day. I can even do the clicks where my 1970s vinyl version is scratched...


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on August 13, 2014, 09:37:36 AM


As an AS fan, I'm prepared to hear anyone sing 'Pld Compton Street Blues.'  8)

Welcome.


Hmmmm. you may regret that one day. I can even do the clicks where my 1970s vinyl version is scratched...


 ;D :D ;) :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: dcmissen(david missen) on August 13, 2014, 10:39:32 PM


Have I just passed the initiative test by working out that new posts come at the BOTTOM of the page rather than the first screen you see? It only took me about 30 minutes (you wont hurry me- I come from Norfolk).


You can change that if you like... but I'll leave you to figure out how  ;)  ;D

Welcome to Talkawhile!

Cheers

OK I give up - I reallly can't see how to change it and it is driving me nuts. Any chance of the teeniest little clue...please...nice kind  moderator
Nick


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on August 13, 2014, 10:43:05 PM



Have I just passed the initiative test by working out that new posts come at the BOTTOM of the page rather than the first screen you see? It only took me about 30 minutes (you wont hurry me- I come from Norfolk).


You can change that if you like... but I'll leave you to figure out how  ;)  ;D

Welcome to Talkawhile!

Cheers

OK I give up - I reallly can't see how to change it and it is driving me nuts. Any chance of the teeniest little clue...please...nice kind  moderator
Nick




Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: JimmyU on September 08, 2014, 10:34:18 AM
Hi there!

1.   Who are you and where are you from?

Jimmy, I'm a student and freelance web developer from the northern parts of Sweden. That is to say a place where the sun never shines and you need skis in the middle of June ;)  Well, not really. Actually it's pretty nice here, but I wouldn't mind having less cold winters (below -30*C sometimes) and a bit longer summers.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

I'm a really big fan to folk music in general. I'm also planning for a radio project which I will probably write about here to get some feedback.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

Uhm... I'm sorry, but not much to be honest. ;)

4.   What kind of music do you like?

Folk music in general. Especially Celtic though as I play the tin- and low whistle myself. I'm also singing in a couple of choirs. I'm not only listening to folk music, I tend to listen to various types of music. Though I try to stay away from the annoying pop music that all the local radio stations here seem to love...

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

Well.. That's a good question. There aren't really many festivals/gigs here with the kind of music I enjoy listening to. A couple of days ago I went to listen on a military bagpipe band though.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

The very last CD wasn't really for myself. So I'll take a previous one: Swedish Folksongs by the (not very well-known) Swedish tenor Dagfin Malm. Yes, I would recommend it. It's a quite old recording but he's a good singer and of course I would like to hear some Swedish music as well ;)

7.  I'm afraid I can't really answer this question. I've never been able to tell which singer I believe is "the best". Right now one of my favourite songs are "Kilkelly" performed by Robbie O'Connell


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on September 09, 2014, 08:43:41 AM
Welcome, Jimmy.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Tim Jones on October 22, 2014, 02:06:24 PM
Hello!

1.   Who are you and where are you from?

I'm Tim Jones - born in Sheffield, grew up in South Wales and now living in N London

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

Looking for a good forum on folk music, want to find out about festivals to attend / play at, and maybe plug the odd new release on my label

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

Probably the band that got me into folk music in the first place (parents' copy of Liege & Lief), don't really venture much beyond the 'classic years' but saw them live in London recently.

4.   What kind of music do you like?

I like playing traditional influenced stuff but listen to all sorts.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

The Foxglove Trio at Kiss the Sky in Crouch End - they were awesome!

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

I don't really buy CDs, unless maybe at a gig and it's something unavailable otherwise. Last thing I bought on vinyl was In Port by Cyril Tawney (One of my favorite songwriters ever. Definitely recommend) Last thing I listened to on Spotify was The Stones by CJ Cowie (Title track off this is something pretty special, so yes). Last CD I bought was by my friend's band Vronsky ages ago (Worth tracking them down!).


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on October 22, 2014, 02:26:36 PM
Hello Tim and welcome  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Andy Tuck on October 22, 2014, 02:43:59 PM
Hi Tim

Welcome to TaW. There are quite a few promoters on here, so if we could have a link to your music/facebook page we can have a listen and you may get some bookings.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Tim Jones on October 22, 2014, 03:06:34 PM
Hi Andy, yep... This is my band:

http://cottonmillrecords.co.uk/pages/darklanterns

There's some nice video on there filmed last week too. We've got an album coming out Dec / Jan and have a big orange T25 camper van in which to wander the country promoting it :-)

FB is here https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tim-Jones-The-Dark-Lanterns/342057772540093 and I'm @DarkLanterns on Twitter


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on October 23, 2014, 09:13:06 AM
Hi Tim. 8)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: James Marr on January 13, 2015, 10:20:06 PM
Hi everyone, Jude's just sent me through the link to this discussion as I'm another new member.  I guess the best thing to do is follow suit and answer the questions that seem to be the standard method of introduction, so here goes:

Hello!

1.   Who are you and where are you from?

I'm James Marr.  I was born in Peterborough, grew up in Shropshire, ran away to University in Newcastle upon Tyne (where I gained a BA(Hons) in Archaeology).  I've lived all over the world at various points in my life/career.  My family and I emigrated to New Zealand in 2008 but, having lived through the terrible earthquakes that hit Christchurch, returned to North Yorkshire two years ago.  I now live just outside Harrogate with my wife, two sons, and our dog.  Work continues to keep me away from home much of the time and I now commute weekly to Farnborough with fair chunks of the year spent in Kazakhstan.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

To be a part of what seems to be a great group of like-minded people....see my answer to the question below.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

I first saw Fairport in 1988 in Shrewsbury.  Since then I've managed to collect most of their albums (particularly the earlier releases) on vinyl.  Last year I joined my brother (a seasoned veteran) at Cropredy as a 'Convention Virgin'.  It really was a life-changing experience.  Fantastic music but, more importantly, a wonderful atmosphere created by so many friendly people.

4.   What kind of music do you like?

To be honest I listen to anything and everything.  It's a bit like wine - it doesn't matter what the label is or how much it costs, if you like it that's all that matters.  Whilst already a huge folk music fan, Cropredy 2014 has turned me on to Prog in a big way.  Steve Hackett and Marillion just blew me away. 

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

I went and saw Marillion playing in London as part of their recent Xmas tour.  It was everything I hoped it would be.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

I don't really buy CDs anymore.  Spotify has been a great addition to my musical life giving me access to such vast quantities of great music.  I still buy the occasional record, however, and am a great lover of Discogs.  I still get my mits onto CDs on a regular basis though, courtesy of Mojo and Prog magazines.  I've been listening to a lot of early Genesis recently, however, one album that I downloaded recently is by a band that I would love to see live 'One and All' by The Fisherman's Friends.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Dave Crosby and I will
            sing:  'Almost Cut My Hair'  - I saw CSN at the Royal Albert Hall in 2013 and had tears in my eyes when they performed this...epic genius.

Looking forward to Cropredy 2015 - tickets arrived from Santa!!!

James


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Field 7 is Heaven (Trev) on January 13, 2015, 10:36:14 PM
Welcome,

Cant recommend seeing the Fishermans Friends live, enough.

Management (the wife) and I went down to Port Isaac to see the Fisherman's Friends sing live on the Harbour as they do most alternate Fridays.
We were on holiday there, even I wont drive that far for a gig.(from North wales).

Brilliant,two good real ale pubs hemming in the slipway and a decent crowd for their set . They were so at home and so accessible. One of the best evenings I've ever had.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Will S on January 14, 2015, 09:21:04 AM
I'm really hoping to do that this summer - we've booked a holiday down in Cornwall, not too far from Port Isaac, and if they don't turn out to be singing then, I shall be gutted!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on January 14, 2015, 10:04:04 AM
Hi James, from another Newcastle Alumnus.  8)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Barbara Elizabeth on January 14, 2015, 07:18:22 PM
Hi James, my sister lives in Woodend Nr Christchurch NZ. She was in town when the earthquake happened! One of her boys was in college at the time & has refused to go into Christchurch since.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: simon marr on January 16, 2015, 04:58:46 PM
Okay ..... Simon here and some answers:

1.   Who are you and where are you from? Simon Marr, live in Herefordshire and work in London

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?  My brother found the site and passed it on to me.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?  Been listening to Fairport since...well a long time ago.  Seen them a few times and managed Cropredy for the 25th, 35th and last year's festival.  Got my tickets for this year.

4.   What kind of music do you like?  Eclectic, but I guess everyone says that.  Folk, rock, psychedelic and prog.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?  Last gig was Marillion's Christmas gig at the Forum with my brother.  And then the Advent Service at Hereford cathedral.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?  Rather than one I just bought, ow about two.... was given the complete Basement tapes by my daughters for birthday last year.  What to say other than I'm a Bobcat so nit ticked very box.  And now waiting for The Waterboys' latest - and will be seeing them at the Roundhouse on 3rd Feb.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Bob Dylan and I will
            sing:  ' Visions of Johanna'


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on January 16, 2015, 05:30:01 PM
Hello Simon and welcome  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on January 17, 2015, 11:10:50 AM
Hi Simon. 8)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Dave.P on January 25, 2015, 12:35:51 AM

Hi Simon. 8)


good to have you aboard Simon matey  ;)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Lompoc Mike on February 06, 2015, 10:29:39 PM
Hi---California fan here. Hope the boys make it back over the pond some time.
OK, bye.
Mike W from Lompoc CA


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on February 06, 2015, 10:35:05 PM

Hi---California fan here. Hope the boys make it back over the pond some time.
OK, bye.
Mike W from Lompoc CA


Hello Mike glad you have found us here  :)

If you would like to lose your anonymous tag there should be a red notice on the home page that you can see, (only anonymous people can see it so I don't know what it says!)

Follow the instructions and you should be unanonymoused. At the moment there will be limitations to what you can do on here.

Jude  :D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Sir Martin on February 06, 2015, 11:36:27 PM

Hi James, from another Newcastle Alumnus.  8)


And me: a lot of my friends were in theArcheology dept, years 1981-1984.

It was a shock this year to find the old building had been knocked down.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: StephenB on February 07, 2015, 01:13:51 AM
"unanonymoused"

What a lovely word    ^-^


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on February 07, 2015, 09:03:55 AM

"unanonymoused"

What a lovely word    ^-^


It's a classic Talkawhile word I do believe. Part of the common parlance of the Mods  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on February 07, 2015, 11:09:00 AM
Welcome Mike. 8)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Ian D on February 11, 2015, 12:22:25 PM
1.   Who are you and where are you from? I am Ian D, early years spent in Northamptonshire, but the last 40 years spent in south Leicestershire

2.   What made you join Talkawhile? A desire to take a more active part in playing and appreciating acoustic music.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything? Rediscovered Fairport Convention through a love of RT's guitar playing. Came to Cropredy Festival by boat in 2013, but not an altogether happy experience, hoping for a better time next time.

4.   What kind of music do you like? Most music, but especially Folk & Roots. Folk Alley play my kind of music.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like? The Will Pound Band at the Musician in Leicester, superb performances by a unique line-up ..... highly recommended.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it? The Will Pound Band, yes.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. I'm like a rabbit in a car's headlights with this one, just too many favourites to pick just one, can I have the "Desert Island Discs" option?


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: hendo (Dave) on February 11, 2015, 12:44:14 PM

1.   Who are you and where are you from? I am Ian D, early years spent in Northamptonshire, but the last 40 years spent in south Leicestershire

2.   What made you join Talkawhile? A desire to take a more active part in playing and appreciating acoustic music.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything? Rediscovered Fairport Convention through a love of RT's guitar playing. Came to Cropredy Festival by boat in 2013, but not an altogether happy experience, hoping for a better time next time.

4.   What kind of music do you like? Most music, but especially Folk & Roots. Folk Alley play my kind of music.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like? The Will Pound Band at the Musician in Leicester, superb performances by a unique line-up ..... highly recommended.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it? The Will Pound Band, yes.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. I'm like a rabbit in a car's headlights with this one, just too many favourites to pick just one, can I have the "Desert Island Discs" option?

I've sent you an im (message) on this site. look for messages at top of page.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Ian D on February 11, 2015, 01:27:49 PM
Envying you that pie at Foxton.
Bob and I have been known to have impromptu sessions in the garden of Bridge 61, a lovely place to be on a summer's day.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Andy Tuck on February 11, 2015, 01:28:15 PM

1.   Who are you and where are you from? I am Ian D, early years spent in Northamptonshire, but the last 40 years spent in south Leicestershire

2.   What made you join Talkawhile? A desire to take a more active part in playing and appreciating acoustic music.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything? Rediscovered Fairport Convention through a love of RT's guitar playing. Came to Cropredy Festival by boat in 2013, but not an altogether happy experience, hoping for a better time next time.

4.   What kind of music do you like? Most music, but especially Folk & Roots. Folk Alley play my kind of music.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like? The Will Pound Band at the Musician in Leicester, superb performances by a unique line-up ..... highly recommended.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it? The Will Pound Band, yes.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. I'm like a rabbit in a car's headlights with this one, just too many favourites to pick just one, can I have the "Desert Island Discs" option?


Hi Ian

Glad you enjoyed the Will Pound Band, they were excellent. I was the promoter for that gig.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: hendo (Dave) on February 11, 2015, 04:37:24 PM

Envying you that pie at Foxton.
Bob and I have been known to have impromptu sessions in the garden of Bridge 61, a lovely place to be on a summer's day.

Bridge 61 it was.......and warm enough to be outside with a book!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: mickf on February 12, 2015, 12:17:53 PM
Welcome Ian


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on February 13, 2015, 09:07:48 AM
Hi IAn.  8)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Ian D on February 14, 2015, 08:36:21 AM


Hi Ian

Glad you enjoyed the Will Pound Band, they were excellent. I was the promoter for that gig.


You did a fine job there Andy
My lads James, with fiancé Tine, and Jody (Record Live) were there to film and record them.
Thoroughly enjoyed it.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: MauriceN on May 07, 2015, 12:38:35 PM
I'm Maurice,ex of the East End of London ,now living in mid Kent.
A love of folk music.
Mostly like music from the 60s and early 70s including folk,psychedelia and soul.
Last cd I bought was the Fairport Companion at a collectors fair in a Rochesterr. Recommended.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: macademis on May 07, 2015, 01:15:48 PM
Welcome aboard Maurice.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on May 07, 2015, 04:10:45 PM
Hi Maurice. 8)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: MauriceN on May 07, 2015, 10:17:12 PM
Thanks folks. Good to be here.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: MauriceN on May 09, 2015, 03:26:42 PM
God knows how,but I forgot to mention blues,esp the Chicago sound. Howlin Wolf and Little Walter being my fav artists.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: LesHayden on June 28, 2015, 08:55:48 PM
Hello all,

my name's Les Hayden. I'm a musician from the midlands, England. I've been into Fairport since renting Liege and Lief from the uni library back when I was a student a few years ago. I love a lot of different types of music from classical to death metal but folk wise I'd say one of my big pleasures is Celtic folk which I got into when I lived in northern Spain for a few years- might seem like a strange place to get into Celtic music but northern Spain has a lot of Celtic history from back when people traded by boat and a lot of traders settled in some ports. So now there's many a fine bar in the Basque Country where you can have a pint and join in a jam session replete with whistles, bouzoukis, even their own form of the bagpipes... anyway, that aside, I love Nick Drake, John Renbourn, Davey Graham... fingerpickers, basically, as that's what I do myself. I go to a lot of gigs but mostly either to play or support my fellow unknowns...  I think the last real big concert I went to was Kate Bush, which I enjoyed, but couldn't help but feel a bit wounded at despite having paid almost £60 a ticket we were 6 rows from the back of the balcony and couldn't see past the tall bloke in the seat in front of me... I'm fairly sure there were some other questions I didn't answer but I've bragged enough so will leave it there.
By the by, if anyone would like to take a listen to my music please do, it can be found here:

https://leshayden.bandcamp.com/


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: MauriceN on June 28, 2015, 09:44:40 PM
Welcome Les.   :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on June 30, 2015, 09:08:18 AM
Hi Les.  8)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: mickf on July 01, 2015, 01:07:41 PM
Welcome


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Dave.P on July 18, 2015, 04:54:34 AM
Hello Maurice and Les
Welcome to the bar
there is another bar in a greenfield in Oxfordshire 
Would love to meet you there  [;-) {:-)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: MauriceN on July 20, 2015, 04:46:52 PM
Hiya Dave. Yes,sounds good. But not sure if I'll be there this time around 😔


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Mark Fry on July 30, 2015, 01:18:29 PM
Hello. , and !

1.   Who are you and where are you from?
I'm Mark, I live just north of Oxford, close to the Oxford Canal.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?
I've just remembered about this forum having joined back in 2005. I've not been around for nearly 10 years. I think I joined to get a bit more involved in the music scene, and maybe pick up a few gigs for my bands, Three Pressed Men (folk song) and Traction (barn dances)

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
I've been keen on Fairport since the late 1980s when a friend lent me a copy (on LP) of Liege & Leif. I went to Cropredy for the first time in 1989, a year or so after moving to Oxfordshire, with some friends from the Nettlebed Folk Club. I've been back perhaps 7 or 8 times since then, the last time probably 2005.

4.   What kind of music do you like?
All sorts - early, classical (but not much opera), rock & pop (pre-hiphop), jazz and blues (in small doses), "world" (especially east African guitar bands) and, of course, folk.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?
Bampton Classical Opera's production of La grotta di Trofonio by Salieri. It was very well done: great singing, great translation and great production. The story, of course, was naff and I'm not a fan of Salieri - he's very competent but not inspiring. Tonight, by way of contrast, I'm going to see The Spooky Men's Chorale at The Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford. I've heard great things about these guys, and seen some video on YouTube, including a previous visit to The Holywell Music Room. Actually, I rather wish they were at the Holywell tonight, since the benches in The Sheldonian's circle are excruciatingly uncomfortable!

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
"L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato" (http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/r/Signum/SIGCD392) by Handel, performed by The Gabrieli Consort & Players, conductor Paul McCreesh. Highly recommended! The last folk CD I bought for myself was probably Mayday by Lady Maisery (http://www.ladymaisery.com/). Again, highly recommended.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. (name of singer) and I will
            sing:  ' ................................'   (name of song)
Martin Carthy, who has taught me so much about how to sing, and how not to sing, folk songs; The Devil And The Feathery Wife, my first real success as a floor singer, Nettlebed circa 1988, and still my fall-back when asked for a song without warning!



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on July 30, 2015, 05:16:48 PM
Welcome back, Mark. 8)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Will S on July 30, 2015, 10:05:48 PM
Yes. Welcome back! Do you still frequent Nettlebed? I go quite often - usually once a month or so, so may have seen you there.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: MauriceN on July 31, 2015, 10:37:29 AM
Hello and welcome Mark.    :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: JimNotDave on August 17, 2015, 10:19:54 PM
Hello all.

Thanks for letting me in.

1.   Who are you and where are you from?
I am Jim. Originally from Banbury (well, King's Sutton to be specific), now living in the lovely Wiltshire countryside.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?
I joined because a certain field in North Oxfordshire is the perfect antidote to real life and I hoped that I might feel a little bit closer to it in times of need!

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
Not as much as some people but considerably more than others...

4.   What kind of music do you like?
The sort that involves real instruments, real talent and makes you want to join in or move around a bit.

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?
Hmmm, that will be FCC2015 and it was great!

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
Holding Space by Marion Fleetwood. I would recommend it and not only in the hope that she buys me a pint next year.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer (and guitarist) Richard Thomson and I will
            sing:  ' Beeswing'  

Cheers!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on August 17, 2015, 10:51:21 PM
Welcome JimnotDave.

 I'm sure you'll find some new good friends here to discuss music and other stuff with

Jude  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on August 18, 2015, 01:47:51 PM
Hi JIm  8)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Jim on August 18, 2015, 02:22:52 PM

Hi JIm  8)


howdo Alan2  [;-)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Steve Pilkington on August 19, 2015, 02:04:55 AM
1.   Who are you and where are you from?
Steve Pilkington, from just outside Wigan

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?
I'd done a major Fairport interview feature for the Classic Rock Society magazine, and I wanted to share the news about it with the Fairport Faithful. Then I stuck around!

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
Been a Fairport fan since the 70s, but lost touch in the 80s, and to my eternal shame this year was my first Cropredy.

4.   What kind of music do you like?
Classic Rock generally, Prog, Folk-Rock, Metal (old-school), hard rock

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?
Cropredy last week, actually.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
As a music journalist, I get a lot more sent for review than I buy to be honest. Listening for pleasure is rare!

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. (name of singer) and I will
            sing:  ' ................................'   (name of song)
Ronnie James Dio... Stargazer - or, if a living person, Peter Hammill ... Still Life


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on August 19, 2015, 08:47:00 AM
Hello Steve and welcome to here (yes it's me Jude)  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on August 19, 2015, 08:53:30 AM


No the other one, Jim not Dave. I already know you, Jim.  8)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on August 19, 2015, 08:54:30 AM
And Hi Steve.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: JimNotDave on August 19, 2015, 01:11:35 PM
Thanks for the welcome, it's good to be here among all you strange people. I should fit in well...  ???


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on August 20, 2015, 09:54:14 AM

Thanks for the welcome, it's good to be here among all you strange people. I should fit in well...  ???


'You don't have to be mad etc. . .'  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Jim on August 20, 2015, 12:31:49 PM


Thanks for the welcome, it's good to be here among all you strange people. I should fit in well...  ???


'You don't have to be mad etc. . .'  ;D


But you soon will be


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: MauriceN on August 20, 2015, 04:56:49 PM
Hello and welcome Steve.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: hendo (Dave) on August 21, 2015, 09:35:26 AM

Hello and welcome Steve.

Hello jimnotdave
I'm Dave. Not Jim. You've already met Jim.......but I'm not him.
It will get confusing!
Could you have called yourself franknoteric?
Seriously, welcome to t/while. Nice to have someone new to disagree with!!!!!!!😉😩


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Jim on August 21, 2015, 04:04:45 PM


Hello and welcome Steve.

Hello jimnotdave
I'm Dave. Not Jim. You've already met Jim.......but I'm not him.
It will get confusing!
Could you have called yourself franknoteric?
Seriously, welcome to t/while. Nice to have someone new to disagree with!!!!!!!😉😩


One west cumbrian is very much like another to southerners.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: bassline (Mike) on August 22, 2015, 08:00:56 PM


Hello and welcome Steve.

Hello jimnotdave
I'm Dave. Not Jim. You've already met Jim.......but I'm not him.
It will get confusing!
Could you have called yourself franknoteric?
Seriously, welcome to t/while. Nice to have someone new to disagree with!!!!!!!😉😩


No it isn't.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: MarkV on August 23, 2015, 10:02:29 AM



Hello and welcome Steve.

Hello jimnotdave
I'm Dave. Not Jim. You've already met Jim.......but I'm not him.
It will get confusing!
Could you have called yourself franknoteric?
Seriously, welcome to t/while. Nice to have someone new to disagree with!!!!!!!����


One west cumbrian is very much like another to southerners.

True, those from the North(Watford and beyond) are mysterous and strange to us poor southeners.  We pity you for the weather, and are jealous of the price of your beer.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: vince42 on December 19, 2015, 10:43:37 PM
1.   Who are you and where are you from?
Vince O'Loan from Glasgow

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?
I've been aware of Fairports music most of my life unfortunately missing seeing them support tull in the 80s and only recently getting round to seeing them ( see next question)

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
I knew of Cropredy for years but life work etc it never quite worked out. Finally decided this was the year and came for the whole 3 days - and whilst it might have been something to do with the beer I don't recall seeing any but happy contented people whilst I was there.  Bonus was being able to bring the dog since he could find his way back to the tent at night.  I already have my tickets for next year!

4.   What kind of music do you like?
Tempted to say anything good - I have classical to electro pop on my mp3.  Been a prog fan since I started buying music, got into bluegrass from seeing chris Thile and the Punch Brothers.  I play classical mandolin ( badly..) and am starting to learn upright bass with ambitions to fake some jazz...

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?
The Darkness in Glasgow -not bad but not great.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
Having checked out next years line up I bought a few Gryphon CDs - love Raindance.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. (name of singer) and I will
            sing:  ' ................................'   (name of song)
John Martyn,     Big Muff



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on December 20, 2015, 03:14:36 PM
Hi Vince.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on December 20, 2015, 03:45:17 PM
Hello Vince and welcome to Talkawhile it's lovely to virtually meet you :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on December 20, 2015, 06:18:48 PM
I think you'll like it here Vince42!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: JohnP69 on April 30, 2016, 06:58:02 PM

I've been posting a while on here and thought I'd better fill this in so here goes;

1) Who are you and where are you from?
My names John and I'm from a small town called Crowle situated between Scunthorpe and Doncaster

2) What made you join Talkawhile?
Heard it mentioned in a few places and decided to join up

3) What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
I was aware of Fairport for a few years as my mate was a big fan and he had been to Cropredy a couple of times.
Me and another friend decided to go in 2000 as Robert Plant was on.
Absolutely loved it and we have been to everyone since bar last year due to the lacklustre line up

4) What kind of music do you like?
Pretty much anything from jazz to death metal, krautrock to folk.

5) What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended? What was it like?
Last gig was Jeff Lynne's ELO at Leeds arena and was pretty much what you'd expect.
Plenty of hits and choice tracks from the new album

6)What was the last CD you bought? Would you recommend it?
The last music I bought was the Record Store Day picture disc version of David Bowies "The Man Who Sold The World" and yes, I would recommend it.
The last cd was a copy of Blue Valentine by Tom Waits to replace my old vinyl copy and again its highly recommended!

7) Complete the following sentence;
"Tonight Sir Robert I'm going to be...... and I will sing..."
Johnny Cash A Boy Named Sue


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on April 30, 2016, 09:50:22 PM
Hi John and welcome.   :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on April 30, 2016, 09:59:40 PM
Hello John, great that you can join us  ;D


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Post by: Alan2 on May 01, 2016, 11:51:57 AM
Hi John.. 8)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: peterfoxmusic on June 01, 2016, 02:39:33 PM
Hi all,

I'm also new here, looking to make friends and connections around the country/world in folk music mainly. I write and perform my own songs, check me out here: https://soundcloud.com/ryanfoxsongs. My music has been described as contemporary roots folk with a hint of country and Celtic. Influences include Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Dolly Parton and Woody Guthrie plus ye olde Celtic (Irish, Breton) traditional folk melodies. So let's do the quiz:

1) Who are you and where are you from?
My names Peter and I'm from Longfield near Dartford in Kent, UK.

2) What made you join Talkawhile?
To make new friends and connections in folk music throughout the UK and world.

3) What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
I came to Fairport Convention through the music of Richard Thompson. I know they were the main guys in a folk revival movement here in the good ol UK. I know nothing of Cropedy (I will google it shortly!)

4) What kind of music do you like?
Folk, folk rock, rock, country, traditional folk tunes and songs, Great American Songbook, Britpop

5) What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended? What was it like?
I saw Noel Gallagher at the O2 last year with my brothers and sister. Champagne Supernova with the full choir was a particular highlight, with Noel giving me a nod of approval when he saw me revelling in the moment.

6)What was the last CD you bought? Would you recommend it?
Bob Dylan Blonde on Blonde. He is the master songwriter and a huge influence on my own music, I don't know where to begin describing what his contributions mean to me. Yes and yes again!!!

7) Complete the following sentence;
"Tonight Sir Robert I'm going to be...... and I will sing..."
Bob Dylan... I Threw It All Away


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on June 01, 2016, 03:24:19 PM
Welcome Peter  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on June 02, 2016, 11:16:44 AM
Hi Peter.


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Post by: MauriceN on June 24, 2016, 01:31:06 PM
Welcome,Alan,Vince and Peter. 😀


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on June 25, 2016, 11:33:02 AM
Hi Peter.   8)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: DrewW on August 17, 2016, 02:43:12 PM
So I posted a couple of things already, but here goes

1.   Who are you and where are you from?
Drew Wegg, from that London

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?
That Chris Bates said it was a good idea

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
Seen the band many times, attended Cropredy from 86 on...

4.   What kind of music do you like?
Folk, rock, folkrock, classical, pop... pretty much anything.  Not keen on rap

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?
Other than Cropredy, Show of Hands at Abbotsbury.  Both were triffic

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
Like everyone else at Cropredy 16, I bought the Pierce Bros CD.  Amazing.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer, Maddy Prior and I will
            sing:  Black Jack Davy.   I have to choose Maddy because I saw Steeleye on Crackerjack in 1974(?) and that was my awakening to this wonderful music.  There are many singers that I love, but she was the first.



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on August 17, 2016, 03:14:12 PM
Ah you found this bit already! well done Drew  ;D


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Post by: Alan2 on August 18, 2016, 12:04:24 PM
Hi Drew.  8)


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Post by: mickf on August 18, 2016, 12:30:29 PM
Hello  Drew


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on August 18, 2016, 12:44:37 PM
Welcome aboard Drew!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: joker1961 on August 23, 2016, 11:16:39 AM
Hi Joker1961, new member looking to make friends and meet up around the country...


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on August 23, 2016, 11:22:31 AM

Hi Joker1961, new member looking to make friends and meet up around the country...


Hello Joker1961 and welcome to here  :)

You may be able to see that you are anonymous, which means that you are limited in what you can see or post on the forum.

Go here
http://www.talkawhile.co.uk/yabbse/index.php?topic=10987.0

and it will tell you how to become anonymised  :)

Jude  :D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on August 23, 2016, 09:39:28 PM
Hi everyone...and thanks Jude for giving me the directions to the questionnaire (and yes I,be even worked out who you are - in fact I was listening to you on my iPod just today on the Festival Cropredy 2002 album.

Anyway to fill in the blanks -

1. My name is Chris and I'm an Essex boy born & bred
2. I have enjoyed reading the posts on TAW for a number of years and thought it was about time I joined in the fun
3. I was introduced to Fairport by my very dear friend, Tracy and have since been steadily acquiring as many albums as I could. I first went to Cropredy in 2010 with Tracy and have managed a couple of other visits since
4. As with most people, my music tastes are wide and varied although my formative years of the 1970s still rule my tastes
5. Other than Cropredy my last gig was seeing the magnificent Buce Springsteen at Wembley...not to everybody's taste I know but to me he is true genius and his interaction with his audience is incredible
6. Last CD bought was at Cropredy (quelled surprise) and was a couple the Wille and the Bandits discs...well worth listening to more than once to get what they are all about ;D
7. "Tonight Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer, Bob Dylan and I will sing Forever Young....Bob features as his style is similar to my own (think you get my drift) and the song means a lot to me

There - I'm afraid my answers are not exactly startling but gives you some idea of me


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: madsue on August 23, 2016, 10:23:39 PM
Hiya and welcome Chris  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: joker1961 on August 24, 2016, 05:30:02 AM
1. My name is John and I was born in Salford, until `85 when I moved to the roundabout town (Swindon)with my wife whom is a local Swindon lady.
2. I`ve been listening to folk music for years, but never found anyone within my very small circle of friends whom don't like folk music at all so came to the website reading a few post and liked what I read so join up to chat.
3. well to tell the truth about Fairport Convention/Cropredy wasn't the way many here may have done but it was Robert Planet stating how great they are and Sandy Danney Sing on Led Zeppelin 4. the sad part  :'( never been to Cropredy  :'( 2017 is a must go  :D see.
4. My own musical taste is as wide as it is varied `50`s to 2016, classical, jazz, blues, soul, rock, roots music and much, much more. the `70`s was my teenage years so Zeppelin, Purple, Sabbath, Genesis, Yes, Steelyn Span, Ralph McTell ans so on.
5. wow another  :-[ thing its been to long ago late `80`s/`90`s The Who ::).
6.. well this isn't easy due to the number of Vinyl`s/Cd`s I`ve just purchased Steven Tyler/Eric Clapton/Jeff Beck/Neil Young/Mozart/Red Hot Chilli Peppers which is all I can remember now!.
7. " Tonight Sir Robert, I going to be Ralph McTell " singing Streets Of London...Both mean so much to me.


well sorry my answers are the seem as many others here........LOL


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on August 24, 2016, 12:34:01 PM
Welcome John.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Edd F on September 03, 2016, 01:00:31 PM
Hello everyone, my name is Edd Frost and have had previous dealings with the "folk rock" world being the one time drummer of Clarion who played at Cropredy in 1993 and 1996.  Also founding member of Little Johnny England.  Wanted to make contact with Fairport friends that may be interested in framed Cropredy Posters dating back to 1983 up until 1996 (I think).  I'm on a mass clear out mission and was going to pot onto E-bay for sale but thought I'd try here first.   :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on September 03, 2016, 03:02:04 PM
Welcome to t he monkey house(as someone once said) Ed.  ;) :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: SandieAnn on September 23, 2016, 06:06:25 PM
Well, thank you, Jude, for directing me to this post. It gives me that nice, warm feeling of walking into a cosy pub in a strange village and being welcomed by the locals! ;D I'll answer some of Sir Robert's questions to get me started ... I'm Sandie (SandieAnn), from Birmingham. I was curious to join Talkawhile because I want to get in touch with other Folk music fans, maybe make some friends on the big bad internet to ease my hermit existence in the real world. As for music tastes, they're very eclectic. I love Rock, Singer-Songwriter, Pop, Folk, 70s/80s Disco, Rock 'n' Roll, a big Elvis fan since childhood ... but these days Folk is becoming my main interest, especially traditional Scottish Folk, my favourite singer being Isla St Clair, who I have actually followed (music-wise!) since the 1970s. Other favourite Folk singers/bands are Steeleye Span and Barbara Dickson. Of other genres, XTC, Kate Bush, Squeeze, Aimee Mann, Indigo Girls, Genesis, to name a few, take my fancy. The last CD I bought was The Ultimate Guide To Scottish Folk. I have never been to a Folk Festival, shame on me, despite being 52 (sush!). But, it's never too late to start, eh? :D I am really hoping to get to the Banbury Folk Festival on 8th October to see my beloved Isla - this is my dream before I kick the bucket! I do not claim to be an expert on the Folk scene, there are many singers/bands I have never heard. Maybe someone can recommend some, educate me a bit? Better still, any female folky who may be able to accompany me to the Banbury Festival? I have M.E., and being the loner and solitary wanderer I used to be, I feel a little vulnerable going alone now - does that make sense?! ??? Anyway, hope this is an alright introduction. It's lovely to meet you all :)


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Post by: Jules Gray on September 23, 2016, 06:49:43 PM
Welcome aboard, Sandie Ann!

Jules


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: SandieAnn on September 23, 2016, 08:49:54 PM
Thank you, Jules! So nice to meet you :)

SandieAnn


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: mickf on September 23, 2016, 11:01:49 PM
Welcome.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: SandieAnn on September 24, 2016, 09:07:00 AM
Cheers, mickf ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on September 24, 2016, 12:00:18 PM
Welcome Sandie Ann.  8)


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Post by: Andy on September 24, 2016, 12:25:40 PM
Hi Sandie Ann, check out TradArrr - many people here love 'em.

See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLdVlBRrywI for an introduction
&
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agGiGpCfybA for a great performance of "Nattamun Town".


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Andy Tuck on September 24, 2016, 02:09:51 PM
Welcome Sandie Ann

These were voted top act a couple of years ago at Cropredy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20aAts-LPCY


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: SandieAnn on September 24, 2016, 04:54:52 PM
Thank you, Andy and Andy Tuck, I'll check out those links. Much appreciated :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Field 7 is Heaven (Trev) on September 25, 2016, 10:10:57 AM
Hi Sandie Ann
You must try to get to at least one Cropredy.Its Brigadoon for Folk Rock lovers.

More of a giant garden Party than a festival at times. You are never alone there and if you join up with us Talkawhile'rs at the Pavilion on Thursday around noon and at the Toast on Saturday at 7 it's like being family.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: SandieAnn on September 25, 2016, 05:01:09 PM
Thanks for the info about the Cropredy, Trev. I'll certainly look into that. Would love to meet fellow Folk lovers :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Hemipode Nick on December 14, 2016, 08:41:41 PM
Greetings from the wild west of Ireland. I'm actually here out of desperation as this site came up with regard a wonderful radio show called 'Christmas Champions' featuring Herbie Smith. Does anyone know where I can find a recording? The BBC links don't seem to work  :( Any suggestions gratefully received. Thanks.  


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on December 14, 2016, 10:05:56 PM
Hello Nick and welcome!

That programme and tour appear to be 2007-2008 so a fair while ago.. but perhaps someone here will have some helpful information..

Jude  :D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on December 15, 2016, 01:17:31 PM
Welcome Nick. 8)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Roland on January 26, 2017, 10:58:04 PM

A very warm welcome to you, new friend.  I understand from our Meeter and Greeter, the lovely Jude, that you are a person of good taste, impeccable manners and an interest in some or all things Talkawhilish.  Excellent news!  Hoorah, hoorah.

My name is Sir Robert Peel.  I am a Global Moderator of this fine debating chamber and talking shop.  I am also an elder statesman of some influence, commanding considerable respect in those who don’t know me very well.  

Put your favourite CD on the gramophone player, kick off your shoes and make yourself comfortable.  
(Not that comfortable!  :o  Please cover yourself up by putting on the dressing gown and slippers provided.  :-[)

Now - can I trouble you to answer a few questions, when you have the inclination, time and patience.  You can answer some, all or none of them, but we look forward to hearing from you soon.

Thanks awfully.   [;-)

Sir Robert Peel
220 years



1.   Who are you and where are you from?

Hello,Sir Robert Peel (or Moin!, as we say in this small german landscape), it's kind of you to ask and I am glad to find you here, even if I imagined Sir Patrick Spens in here.
I am Roland from lower saxony, eastern friesland, southern northsea, germany.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

While swimming in the wide open ocean of the internet (someone suggest: 'enternet'! pirates included ?) and found this tiny island, hearing the local sirens singing the songs I like and can't ignore! So - came on land, wondering who to find here.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

My favourite sirens name is Maddy and first heared her singing back in '76 (aged thirteen myself). So it was the Steeleye area I stranded here. But it's a short path to Fairport and so perhaps a year later I had 'Full house'. Actually there are several of Fairport's Cropredy gigs in my LP/CD collection.
A funny thing: Just a week ago I dreamed of being in a pub with a small stage somewhere in this world. Simon Nicoll came in, trying to pull a huge suitcase up on the stage. I helped and we talked awhile. And he wondered when I told him being only two times on a short trip to London and once traveling on the M1 for a holyday to Ireland. Never been to Cropredy, never been to a Fairport gig...
If you ask me about five things or so, I want to do in my life, my answer will contain a trip to Cropredy a fine weekend in August!

4.   What kind of music do you like?

Steeleye first!
then in no particular order: Jethro Tull; Big BigTrain; Fairport; Marillion; Rush.
British Christmas carols!
The guitar playing of Richard Thompson.
The voices of Maddy Prior; Kate Rusby; Sandy Denny; Mary Fahl; Emilia Derkowska (ex 'Quidam' from Poland) ; Jewel. Also the voice of Phillippa Mercer from the young band 'Tir Eolas' is great!

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?
Last years april, one of the very rare concerts 'Morphelia' -the only local prog band with international appeal – played at a nearby location.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
Just at this moment I am holding 'Dream Theater's' 'a dramatic turn of events' in my hands, that came in with the postman this afternoon. I have not heared it yet and it is not the music I am here for! (but the question is: Will he get the jet?)

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer, Maddy Prior (name of singer) and I will
            sing:  ' Somewhere along the road'   (name of song)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on January 27, 2017, 08:20:42 AM
Welcome Roland

Make yourself at home and I'm sure you'll meet some other Maddy fans here  :)

Dream Theater eh? Splendid!  ;D

Jude :D


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Post by: Alan2 on January 27, 2017, 04:13:39 PM
Hi Roland.  8)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: mickf on January 27, 2017, 05:10:16 PM
Welcome Roland


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: sirspens (John) on February 02, 2017, 09:24:05 AM
Hello to the Fairporting Community. I am pretty sure that I was once long ago a member here, but I have been long absent...........

I am John, not the most exciting of forenames but much known in the folk idiom ( Barleycorn etc etc). Sadly,age creeps upon me and I approach my 63rd birthday. I hail from two places as I recently bought a house in Derbyshire, something of a hotbed for all things Fairport etc thanks to Free Reed. For the past 10 years I've been in the folk wasteland of SouthWest France-- I hope to sell up there and make the move back permanent

I joined here as I have known of it for yonks and as stated earlier I'm pretty sure I used to be here

I am a long time Fairporter, I'd say from Si Tu Dois Partir-- I came to them via my first love, His Bobness. I have every Fairport album except 50:50, the earliest on vinyl, many duplicated on CD, even a few on cassette (including AT2).I'm a bit of a collector of "rarities" too, if you know what I mean, being so trained in my pursuit of all stuff Dylan. In the past I used to travel a lot to see the Wintour, starting in the early 80s to see Simon,Peggy,Swarb and Bruce Rowland at such illustrious venues as Cleethorpes Winter Gardens-- best ever IMHO was at Manchester International 2 around mid-90s, an all standing student full VERY heavy, VERY loud gig with a standout "Wounded Whale" . This may be a bit unpopular,especially in an intro, but I came to enjoy them less and less as the influence of CL increased, I generally find his input "twee" and saccharine, and I'll also confess here and now that having previewed 50;50 I shall not be buying it-- the last 5 "official" albums have barely merited more than a single play then consignment to the CD rack, but I bought them out of "duty" as a fan of half a century, to support the band

I have pretty catholic music tastes. Dylan is up at the top, but I like everything from Tull to Tosca,Maart to Mozart, Donahue to the Doors

France has been a bit of a cultural wasteland re gigs-- few non-Francophone acts make it to rural France.But I got to see Peter Knight's Gigspanner in a soul-less salle des fetes in Rochechouart just a few years back and I trekked to Poupet to see, bizarrely, Dylan in an outdoor 3000 seat amphitheatre in 2015 which was pretty darn cool

My last CD purchase was Swarb's "Raison d'etre" of which I tracked down a copy after his untimely passing, and yes I'd recommend it if only for the significance of it being his last real work

Why am I here if I'm less enamoured of FC for the past decade or two? Well, it's that fan thing, you just HAVE to, even if you think you'll be disappointed. I positively GROANED when I saw the setlist of the first post on the 50:50 Tour thread thinking that I may be in for another let down on the 28th at the Winding Wheel-- but hope burns deep in my heart that,after a 10 year absence from a FC gig, they will once again blow me away. And if not, so be it, at least I was there at 50................

Finally, " “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Bob Dylan (I WISH!) and I will 
            sing Visions of Johanna (for 18 minutes)"

Nice to see you all...........................;;


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on February 02, 2017, 09:29:13 AM
Hello John and welcome...

I see you are 'anonymous'  :) If you'd like to not be ananymous please read this section and find the bit about being unanonymoused

http://www.talkawhile.co.uk/yabbse/index.php?topic=20878.0

 ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on February 02, 2017, 11:41:03 AM
Welcome sirspens (John)!  :D Have a drink on us


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on February 02, 2017, 01:00:06 PM
Hi John. 8)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: mickf on February 02, 2017, 02:07:43 PM
Hello John. Welcome (back!)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Katejenkins on July 15, 2017, 10:49:54 PM
Hello! I grew up in cropredy and was at the first ever "do"! Now my best friend has got addicted but due to her being very lazy (and having small twins) she's missed out on tickets so I've joined up to try to find her one. Hope to see you all - we'll be half way down the right hand side - usually near the doughnuts! (What will we ever do if the food stalls move around much?)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on July 17, 2017, 02:05:22 PM
Welcome back John, from a fellow expat, living not to far away from your old stomping ground. Have to agree partly about Folk Music being none too popular, but it is there if you scratch the surface a bit. For sure though, it is not as readily accessible as it is in UK.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on July 17, 2017, 03:53:20 PM
Hi John.  8)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Janni on August 02, 2017, 08:41:27 PM
Hallo Sir Robert (and anyone else looking in),

My name's Jan and I hail from Liverpool, though I spent a sizeable chunk of the last 20 years in London.

I decided to join the forum because we're off to Cropredy next week ('yaaay!!) and I thought it would be rather nice to feel a bit more involved, also perhaps pick up one or two camping-related tips too!

I was introduced to Fairport's music by my husband, Andrew.  Despite having slightly 'poppier' or 'indie' tastes (he despairs of me, he really does!) I really took to it and LOVED our first two visits to Cropredy, quite a few years ago now. Easily my favourite song is: Over the Next Hill, closely followed by Matty Groves.

I find the older I get, the more my folk appreciation quotient increases and I also seem to be much more into music from slightly before my time. (I'm extremely age-sensitive! I was 45 again this year and aim to park right here for as long as I can possibly get away with it  ;))
I adore Lindisfarne, Mott the Hoople, Gordon Lightfoot, Jim Croce and (the totally fabulous, IMO) KT Tunstall.  I also like The Unthanks, though they can be a might depressing sometimes.

My last gig was the aforementioned KT Tunstall at the Picturedrome in Holmfirth.  Favourite artist at my favourite venue and it was really, really great!

My last CD was bought for me and is by Haim.  I saw them on the BBC's Glastonbury coverage and liked them.  It's good and they do some interesting and original songs but it is less rock and more polished than their live performances, which is a shame but having said that, it's still a good listen.
(Oops! No, it wasn't- last CD was actually the Guardians of the Galaxy II soundtrack, which is, indeed, fabulous, though not quite as fabulous as that of G of the G I!!)

And finally:

“Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be (not) my all time favourite (but really liked)singer, Roy Wood and I will
            sing (my all time favourite song):  ' Any Old Time Will Do '.

I hope the above suffices and you haven't nodded off...

All the very best,

Jan x










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Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on August 02, 2017, 08:45:09 PM
Hi Jan!

See you at the bar at Cropredy  :D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Janni on August 02, 2017, 08:55:01 PM

Hi Jan!

See you at the bar at Cropredy  :D


Hello Bridget!

Will keep a look out for you!  
Can't wait  :D

Jx



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on August 02, 2017, 09:21:16 PM


Hi Jan!

See you at the bar at Cropredy  :D


Hello Bridget!

Will keep a look out for you!  
Can't wait  :D

Jx


Nor me. I'm getting very excited....  ::) and we're not allowed to mention the w*****r yet  :-X


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Janni on August 02, 2017, 09:36:35 PM
Ha!
That's a relief actually - it's currently the main topic of conversation with my doom-mongering, tent-phobic husband!  :-\
 


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: madsue on August 02, 2017, 10:08:38 PM
Hi Jan, see  you at the bar too.  And Bridgwit, when can we start talking about the w*****r?  I'm arriving in UK on Monday and have no idea what to bring?  It's so hot here I can't believe I will need warm clothes!!!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: mickf on August 02, 2017, 11:45:07 PM
Welcome Jan


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Janni on August 02, 2017, 11:53:52 PM

Hi Jan, see  you at the bar too.  And Bridgwit, when can we start talking about the w*****r?  I'm arriving in UK on Monday and have no idea what to bring?  It's so hot here I can't believe I will need warm clothes!!!


Hi Madsue, nice to 'meet' you - see you there!  :)

Erm, coming over from Lanzarote suffice to say you might need a sweater and something, well, non-porous...

Janx

P.S I trust I've not broken any embargoes here  :-\ :-X


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: madsue on August 03, 2017, 12:03:27 AM
Thanks Jan ;D  


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Janni on August 03, 2017, 12:35:04 AM

Welcome Jan


Hello there, Mick

Thank you!  :D

Jan


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: hendo (Dave) on August 03, 2017, 07:04:02 AM

Hi Jan, see  you at the bar too.  And Bridgwit, when can we start talking about the w*****r?  I'm arriving in UK on Monday and have no idea what to bring?  It's so hot here I can't believe I will need warm clothes!!!

Morning Sue, it's been very mixed!!!!!
Sunny intervals and heavy showers plus fairly strong winds.
It's August and we usually sit with our doors open to the garden in the evening. Last few days we are firmly inside and by late evening the fire is on!!!!
Sheen and I have done a couple of very wet fests recently so our 'look' was shorts, wellies, thick jumper or fleece , floor length ' dryzbone' stockmens coats, to which Sheen added a woodie hat and head torch.
I did the shorts , Sheen went for very warm leggings. Think Autumn!
WHALE are playing on outdoor stages next 2 weekends. It needs to be warmer!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: madsue on August 03, 2017, 07:56:36 AM
Hi there hendo, think that might be my look too!  Though I don't have a coat!!!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on August 03, 2017, 09:28:40 AM

Hi Jan, see  you at the bar too.  And Bridgwit, when can we start talking about the w*****r?  I'm arriving in UK on Monday and have no idea what to bring?  It's so hot here I can't believe I will need warm clothes!!!
Sue, all I can say is bring waterproofs  :-\  and as you're used to hot weather you'll feel it more than us when the sun goes down. Fleeces and wellies* could also be needed.....




* my spellchecker changed this to willies! Gave me a giggle anyway  


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: madsue on August 03, 2017, 10:11:47 AM


Hi Jan, see  you at the bar too.  And Bridgwit, when can we start talking about the w*****r?  I'm arriving in UK on Monday and have no idea what to bring?  It's so hot here I can't believe I will need warm clothes!!!
Sue, all I can say is bring waterproofs  :-\  and as you're used to hot weather you'll feel it more than us when the sun goes down. Fleeces and wellies* could also be needed.....




* my spellchecker changed this to willies! Gave me a giggle anyway  


 ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on August 03, 2017, 11:52:30 AM
Welcom e Jan. 8)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Janni on August 03, 2017, 01:42:05 PM

Welcom e Jan. 8)


Thank you, Alan2!
I'm feeling very welcome so far.  You all seem like a really friendly bunch  ;D



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on August 03, 2017, 03:42:05 PM


Welcom e Jan. 8)


Thank you, Alan2!
I'm feeling very welcome so far.  You all seem like a really friendly bunch  ;D

I don't know about the rest, but I'm horrible  >:(   :o

 ;)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Janni on August 03, 2017, 07:12:19 PM



Welcom e Jan. 8)


Thank you, Alan2!
I'm feeling very welcome so far.  You all seem like a really friendly bunch  ;D

I don't know about the rest, but I'm horrible  >:(   :o

 ;)


Oh, Ms Bridgwit - and there's me thinking you were lovely...!  ;)



Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: madsue on August 03, 2017, 07:46:26 PM
She might be horrid ::)  but I'm lovely ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Janni on August 03, 2017, 11:06:01 PM
Thought so, Madsue - bet all that wonderful sunshine helps!  8)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: madsue on August 03, 2017, 11:08:07 PM
Certainly does Janni, can't wait to see what the UK flings at me once I arrive  ::)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on August 03, 2017, 11:38:31 PM




Welcom e Jan.

Thank you, Alan2!
I'm feeling very welcome so far.  You all seem like a really friendly bunch  
I don't know about the rest, but I'm horrible  
 ;)

Oh, Ms Bridgwit - and there's me thinking you were lovely...!  ;)
Well, I once helped an old lady across the road!  :)
Problem was, she didn't want to go....


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Harping Kevin on August 04, 2017, 02:40:15 PM
Hello and thank you the welcome!, if you can recall the questions those the 50+ pages back, here are my considered answers....

1. My name is Kevin and I come from a town outside of Manchester called Bury which , Sir Robert, you will know is your birth town. My birth town is Sunderland but I've lived in Bury for many many many years. I work in IT but I can't fixed your laptop! My handle (breaker 15, come on) refers to my playing the blues harmonica or as we harmonmica dudes call it, a harp, and plain old Kevin was already used.
2. I didn't know you existed untill I saw the message on the fairportconvention site mentioning you good people, so over I came.
3. Kind of late into F.C. My wife has been a life long fan and finally converted me. First time we saw them Simon Nicoll (thump as the name drops) suggested we came (I think he thought I was a bit straight as I had come from work and had a suit on !), been to see them lots of times now around the N.W. Known of Cropreddy for years and we came for the first time in 2016 and we are booked in for this year, didn't get the first 5000 tickets but did get them for Christmas (double whammy on the old Christmas present front).
4. I like both kinds of music (Country and Western!), no really anything except the more challenging end of Jazz.
5. last concert was Richard Digance supported by the Broadside boys. I'm sure we all know Richard, the Broadside boys - yes , a little niave but a 100% yes, modrn folk (songs of beach holidays when you are 11 and  songs of wall of death riders with lion cups on the handle bars!)
6. If you asked me before lunch I would have said the eponymous Broadsode Boys CD and yes I would very much recomend, after lunch some CD's for the run down to Cropreddy which are Public Image hits so far (£3), ABC Lexicon of Love II (£3) (went to see these last year, save your money) and Glenn Campbell Adios (£5), for these prices and the tracks I know on them yes recommend all of them.
7. Good question and one which took me about 3 seconds to consider - Alice Cooper, Under my Wheels

That's it, can I go now?!!

 


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on August 04, 2017, 02:45:49 PM
Hello Kevin and welcome  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on August 04, 2017, 04:21:13 PM
Hello Harping Kevin

Good choice of fave song  :D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: bassline (Mike) on August 04, 2017, 04:58:32 PM
New blood liking Mott, Lindisfarne and Alice....liking this very much. Welcome home.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Heather Martin on August 04, 2017, 06:30:16 PM
Hello i am a new member My name is Heather Martin and i live in scotland



Edit: Hello Heather, I can see you are an anonymous member which means you are restricted in what you can do, you should be able to see a big red banner on the home page here and if you follow the instructions you will be unanonymised  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on August 05, 2017, 12:45:06 PM
Hi Kevin, and Hi Heather.  8)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Porlus on August 07, 2017, 09:31:10 PM
Hello everybody peeps how jolly nice to be a part of the Cropredy family.

1.   I'm Porl, one half of the infamous Margo & Porl duo (infamous in our family that is for enjoying music, festivals and like-minded bods.)

2.   Being a Cropredy attendee I saw the site and thought I'd jump in?

3.  To be honest I never really listened to Fairport Convention that much, until we attended Cropredy. Following the festival e jumped in a little more.

4.   Oh my goodness, all sorts, Rock,  Space Roc, Psychedelic Rock, heavy rock, metal, symphonic metal, blues, orchestral, folk, dance, trance, D&B (mainly just The Prodigy really in this genre), soul, a bit of jazz, errr.....

5.   Black Sabbath farewell in Birmingham, which was truly awesome. OOh no, I lie, it was when Margo and I went to the Stone-Free festival at the O2, now that was truly awesome, Rainbow, BOC, The Sweet, Gun, Tequila Mockingbird,

6.   Linkin Park - A Thousand Suns - highly recommended.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Paul Rodgers and I will
            sing, quite badly:  ' Wishing Well'


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on August 08, 2017, 01:54:32 AM
Fab taste in music Porlus! Welcome to TAW  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on August 08, 2017, 11:41:02 AM
Hi Porlus.  8)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: mickf on August 08, 2017, 01:54:00 PM
Welcome


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Steve G on September 11, 2017, 03:14:40 PM


1.   Who are you and where are you from?
My name is Steve and I live in St Helier, Jersey. I am originally from a small ex mining village called Atherton which is near Bolton.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?
I have been looking at the site for several years but only now have I decided to take the plunge and join in.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
I was aware of Fairport many years ago but it was only when I went to Cropredy with a friend - who is a fan - that I became interested in them

4.   What kind of music do you like?
All kinds - my taste is very eclectic

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?
It was the New Day Festival in Faversham., Kent and it was very good. The weather was great and the music ranged from The Strawbs to the New Model Army - something for all tastes!

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
I bought an Ashley Hutching CD about the early days of Fairport- very interesting but definitely for fans only I think

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Bob Dylan……. (name of singer) and I will
            sing:  ' ...Idiot Wind.............................'   (name of song) - Why not!! I can murder it as good as anyone else.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Will S on September 11, 2017, 03:58:33 PM
Welcome Steve!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on September 11, 2017, 04:31:32 PM
Hello Steve  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on September 12, 2017, 12:23:34 PM
Hi Steve. 8)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: (Nick) east to water on March 07, 2018, 10:37:11 PM
Who are you and where are you from? Nick, Lowestoft

2.   What made you join Talkawhile? looking for  fellow dark folkies
3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?  Not as much as I should :)

4.   What kind of music do you like? Southern Gothic/ Neofolk/ Dark Folk/ Southern Rock

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like? Tom Waites. Stunning

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it? Ganstagrass- highly

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Jordan Reyne……. (name of singer) and I will
            sing:  ' . Proximity of Death ( Blue eyed Boy)...............................'   (name of song)

Thanks awfully.  


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on March 08, 2018, 07:39:34 AM
Welcome to you Nick,  :D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: mickf on March 08, 2018, 09:48:22 AM
Welcome Nick


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on March 08, 2018, 11:12:57 AM
Welcome Nick. Plenty of folkies around here, but I don't know how dark they are.  8) ;)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on March 08, 2018, 06:11:01 PM

Welcome Nick. Plenty of folkies around here, but I don't know how dark they are.  8) ;)
I'm a real blonde! 'strue!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on March 09, 2018, 11:05:48 AM

Welcome Nick. Plenty of folkies around here, but I don't know how dark they are.  8) ;)


Seriously though, I guess you mean the like of Stone Breath and other Hand/Eye artists??


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: (Nick) east to water on March 11, 2018, 05:29:28 PM
Stone Breath, Woven Hand, Jordan Reyne and the like.. with an American roots influence. Trying to find some like minded peeps here in North Suffolk :)


Title: New member intro
Post by: John vaughan on April 12, 2018, 09:52:32 PM
Hi Everyone
Thanks to Jude and to you Sir Robert for your warm  welcome.
I'm new to the boards so sorry in advance for any  mistakes and forgive too any minor breaches of protocol!
I'm originally from Lancashire but currently live in Kendal Cumbria.
I used to own a record shop while working and that's when I first started listening to FC via Unhalfbricking.
I write songs in the contemporary folk/ Irish genre and had some minor success with radio plays of my songs.
I'm interested in connecting with FC appreciates in my area so please send a message.
Kind regards
John


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: mickf on April 13, 2018, 08:45:22 AM
Welcome John.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Tal
Post by: Malcolm on April 13, 2018, 09:19:49 AM


Thanks to Jude and to you Sir Robert for your warm  welcome.



What's going on? The man has been in hiding since 2013 ;D
There was a thread last year trying to find out if he existed  ;D



Title: Re: New member intro
Post by: jude on April 13, 2018, 10:04:02 AM



Thanks to Jude and to you Sir Robert for your warm  welcome.



What's going on? The man has been in hiding since 2013 ;D
There was a thread last year trying to find out if he existed  ;D






Edit: Who changed the title of the thread? Please don't.
Sir Robert started this thread so newcomers won't realise that he's no longer still here.
I will sort out something new  :)


Title: Re: New member intro
Post by: Malcolm on April 13, 2018, 12:32:00 PM




Edit: Who changed the title of the thread? Please don't.



Not me, I wouldn't know how to!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on April 13, 2018, 03:20:02 PM
Welcome John.  8)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Elvira on July 02, 2018, 02:18:05 PM
Hello, I am a new member and would like to complete the moderator's quiz;  but I have never used a chat forum before and not sure if I've pressed the right button ( reply )??  Love music, hate technology.  Please enlighten.
Elvira


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on July 02, 2018, 04:08:48 PM
Hello Elvira and welcome, Jude here  ;D
If you look at the left hand side at the top of the topic and go to 1 (the first page of the topic) or click on this link if it's easier http://www.talkawhile.co.uk/yabbse/index.php?topic=28526.0

There you'll find the list of jolly questions to make you feel at home, click on the reply button (under the message on the right) and you should be able to answer the questions..

On the other hand I could just say hello! do come in, and have a cup of tea and tell us all what music you like   ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on July 03, 2018, 11:38:45 AM
Hi Elvira.  8)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: John G on July 29, 2018, 11:11:13 PM
John Gardner from North London & Hertfordshire
  • Read about the Cropredy Clashfinder
  • What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything? -  a bit - started roundabout when I was one of the few who bought “Henry the Human Fly”
  • What kind of music do you like? - Folk, Rock, Prog, Ambient, minimalism... most things
  • Last festival - Folk by the Oak - earlier acts were brilliant. Not keen on Amy McDonald, disappointed with Eliza Carthy and the Wayward band
  • Last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it? The Delicate Beyond - Steve Roach - wonderfully atmospheric


Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Jeff Buckley and I will sing ' So Real’  


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on July 30, 2018, 03:23:02 PM
Hi John.  


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: PhilipK on July 30, 2018, 11:10:44 PM
1.   Who are you and where are you from?
Philip, from Dublin but currently exiled in Hampshire.

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?
Went to Cropredy last year and had a fantastic time, Have booked again for this year.

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?
I've seen Fairport a few times (my wife's influence), and have been to Cropredy once (2017).

4.   What kind of music do you like?
Punk, reggae, indie, alternative. (My wife is the finger-in-the-ear one :-) and has influenced my gig going somewhat!)

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?
Wild Willy Barrett's French Connection. Excellent gig, as always from Willy.

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?
Cowboy Junkies - All That Reckoning. Not up there with The Trinity Sessions, sadly.

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer Joey Ramone and I will
            sing: Blitzkreig Bop.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on July 31, 2018, 09:07:10 AM
Hello Philip and welcome to the forum. ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Paul on July 31, 2018, 09:44:29 PM
Nothing wrong with Hampshire. :)

Paul


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on August 01, 2018, 03:38:09 PM
Hi Philip. 8)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: GubGub (Al) on August 01, 2018, 03:40:21 PM

Nothing wrong with Hampshire. :)

Paul



You've been to Basingstoke, right?  ;)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: PhilipK on August 01, 2018, 11:20:02 PM
You've been to Basingstoke, right?  ;)

A scary, scary place :-)

We looked at houses there (very) briefly before deciding to live in Winchester.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Paul on August 06, 2018, 10:26:37 PM


Nothing wrong with Hampshire. :)

Paul



You've been to Basingstoke, right?  ;)


Teems with hidden meaning. :)

Paul


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Andy on August 07, 2018, 12:30:05 AM
Odiham is much nicer.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: MarkV on August 07, 2018, 06:35:23 AM

Odiham is much nicer.

I prefer Crondall, but I am biased, as its where i was brought up.

 Now firmly exiled in Aldershot, which makes Basingstoke seem to be the promised land.  Four or so years at Basingstoke Tech in the 70's, though this was before it became known as donought city.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Peter Allen on October 26, 2018, 03:51:15 PM
1.   Who are you and where are you from? Peter from Willerby a village between  Beverley & Hull

2.   What made you join Talkawhile? I've enjoyed the  RT gig this week in Hull , time to revisit Fairport after a long gap

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything? A fair bit about Fairport but lost interest after Maart left

4.   What kind of music do you like? Easier to name artists that I've stuck with , The Faces , The Stones (w/Mick Taylor only)Kinks, New Order , 10,000 Maniacs , Television , Turnover, Wilko Johnson , Glen Matlock , John Martyn

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like? Richard Thompson Hull City Hall - stunning ,

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it? 13 Rivers

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer …Bernard Sumner. (name of singer) and I will
            sing:  ' .......Your Silent Face.........................'   (name of song)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: mickf on October 27, 2018, 07:45:42 AM
Welcome Peter


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Chris J on July 03, 2019, 07:05:37 AM
Hello, my name is Chris Jackson, and I live in Cotgrave which is just south of Nottingham.

I've been reading Talkawhile topics for some time now, usually to get info about Fairport and Cropredy in the run up to the festival and decided to join to maybe make a contribution now and again.

I've loved Fairport since the beginning, listening to their early stuff when Radio 1 first started, and hearing "Meet On The Ledge" when I bought the Island sampler "You Can All Join In". I was also an avid listener of John Peels Top Gear, which featured sessions by Fairport on a regular basis. I'd wanted to go to the Cropredy Festival for years, and personal reasons made it possible for me to go for the first time in 2004, plus, it was possible at the time that 2004 might have been the last one due to the problems Dave and Christine Pegg were having.


I have a wide taste in music. The sixties were a great time to be a teenager, with musical boundaries being pushed and rules being broken by people like The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix and of course Fairport Convention. I'm always on the lookout for something new, musically, which is why I love Cropredy because it's introduced me to so much great new music over the years.


The last gig we went to was at a pub south of Oxford called the Fleur De Lys, and we saw Merry Hell, Iota and Fairport. It was a great day, the music was fantastic and we met a few people that we usually see at Cropredy, great to have a little catch up.


The last CD I got was on the cover of Mojo magazine, called "Lets Shake Hands" and it's a Third Man Records anthology featuring among others, The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather, who all include Jack White, Alabama Shakes, Bush Tetras and a few more. fifteen tracks in all and well worth the price of the mag.


And finally, I don't know a lot of songs all the way through but this one I do, so, tonight Sir Robert I am going to be....fanfare, fanfare,....Roger Daltrey and I will sing "Pinball Wizard", in my car at full volume ;-)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: mickf on July 09, 2019, 04:01:32 PM
Welcome, Chris


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on July 11, 2019, 11:36:01 AM
Hello Chris and Peter.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Johnny Mann on August 13, 2019, 04:11:52 PM

A very warm welcome to you, new friend.  I understand from our Meeter and Greeter, the lovely Jude, that you are a person of good taste, impeccable manners and an interest in some or all things Talkawhilish.  Excellent news!  Hoorah, hoorah.

My name is Sir Robert Peel.  I am a Global Moderator of this fine debating chamber and talking shop.  I am also an elder statesman of some influence, commanding considerable respect in those who don’t know me very well.  

Put your favourite CD on the gramophone player, kick off your shoes and make yourself comfortable.  
(Not that comfortable!  :o  Please cover yourself up by putting on the dressing gown and slippers provided.  :-[)

Now - can I trouble you to answer a few questions, when you have the inclination, time and patience.  You can answer some, all or none of them, but we look forward to hearing from you soon.

1.   Who are you and where are you from?

2.   What made you join Talkawhile?

3.   What do you know of Fairport Convention and/or Cropredy if anything?

4.   What kind of music do you like?

5.   What was the last gig/festival/recital/concert that you attended?  What was it like?

6.   What was the last CD that you bought?  Would you recommend it?

7.   Complete the following sentence:
          “Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer ……. (name of singer) and I will
            sing:  ' ................................'   (name of song)

Thanks awfully.   [;-)

Sir Robert Peel
220 years


1) Hi, my name is John. I hail from Birmingham originally but now live in Yorkshire, not far from Haworth.

2) hmmm, curiosity really. Plus it’s rather nice to virtually chat with like minded individuals.

3) I came to Fairport via Richard Thompson. In fairness I don’t own many Fairport records, Full House, Unhalfbricking, What We Did On Our Holidays, Liege and Lief.... plus a Fairport Acoustic one whose name escapes me, but there is a wonderful James Taylor song on it, and Maartin plays on it...

4) All sorts. I’m a child of the sixties but essentially grew up in the 70s, with glam, Bowie, Roxy Music, Slade, Sweet. Then punk and new wave. But I like different stuff, Reggae, country, blues, jazz and classical.

5) Cropredy 2019. It was bloody great  ;D. My tent stayed up and stayed dry too. Bonus.

6) Last CD is Office Politics, The Divine Comedy. I would recommend it. I would recommend anything by Neil Hannon as to me, he is a musical god. See him a few times, including Cropredy 2017. He had the misfortune to be following Trevor Horn’s set which was fantastic and went down a real storm. But he was still brilliant. Seeing him again soon in Leeds.

7) This is a tough one, I have many singers I love, but for the purposes of this....Tonight Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite singer, David Bowie, and I am going to sing The Jean Genie.

 


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Brian Green on August 14, 2019, 01:01:41 PM
Hi Talkawhile, my name is Brian Green.
I am posting from a rather damp Chandlers Ford which lies midway between Southampton and Winchester.
I have been using the board as a guest for about 5 years and find it very interesting ,entertaining and informative so thought it time to become more involved.
My introduction to Fairport was through our local library in the early eighties.
You used to be able to borrow records for a small fee. Full House was my first choice and after hearing that I was hooked!
My first Cropredy festivals were 1987&1988 then had a long break until a mate decided we should go in 2010 we have been every year since.
My musical tastes are pretty varied Folk Prog Punk Reggae Jazz Pop Electronic Rock Metal and Classical to name a few.
Went to the lovely A New Day festival at Mount Ephraim Gardens near Faversham the week prior to Cropredy. It is put together by Dave Rees of the Jethro Tull fanzine.
It is much smaller than Cropredy but still gets great artists. Focus,Hawklords.Fish,Martin Barre,Glenn Hughes to name a few.
The last music I bought was a bunch of Cds and a couple of Lps from the Oxfam Charity stall at Cropredy. All in great condition and very sensibly priced ( unlike some of the stalls at the car boot sale!)
Also made the trip along the towpath to visit the record shop on the barge and brought The Old Swan Band No Reels Lp
Can't really sing that well but I one of my favourite songs is Bright Phoebus by Watersons /Martin Carthy so would attempt that!
Hope that lets you all know a bit about me and looking forward to getting more involved in the forum.
Brian.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on August 14, 2019, 01:33:31 PM
Hello Brian

Welcome (or Croeso as we say in Wales!) to Talkawhile!  :)

It's ok you can stop trying to sing Bright Pheobus now  :o  :o


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Brian Green on August 14, 2019, 01:45:34 PM
Thank you Bridgwit
My neighbours will appreciate that :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on August 14, 2019, 01:53:52 PM
Hello Brian and welcome  ;D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Brian Green on August 14, 2019, 02:11:12 PM
Thank you Jude.
Already feeling very welcome here.
It's great to be corresponding with faces and names I have seen so many times on the board as a guest.. :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Will S on August 14, 2019, 02:12:01 PM
Welcome Brian and Johnny


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Brian Green on August 14, 2019, 02:33:58 PM
Thank you Will S
Looking forward to being able to correspond with all the board members.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on August 14, 2019, 02:54:46 PM

Thank you Jude.
Already feeling very welcome here.
It's great to be corresponding with faces and names I have seen so many times on the board as a guest.. :)
None of us is real, we are computer algorithms..... *£4@@0*fplen&"ds and this


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Brian Green on August 14, 2019, 03:08:26 PM
Ah, I understand,
A bit like the Matrix film where what you perceive to be real is virtual.
It's all making sense  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on August 14, 2019, 05:35:42 PM
Hello Brian  and John. 8)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Tom52 on August 14, 2019, 05:46:33 PM
Hi Brian and John....

I downloaded Office Politics from Itunes and I like it a lot.

I had never heard of Divine Comedy (being German and all that might be the reason for it) but I saw them (him?) at Cropredy two years ago and immediately loved them....


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Brian Green on August 14, 2019, 06:03:29 PM
Hello Alan2 and Tom52
Enjoying my first day as an active Talkawhile member and have been made to feel very welcome  :)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Johnny Mann on August 15, 2019, 08:38:35 AM

Hi Brian and John....

I downloaded Office Politics from Itunes and I like it a lot.

I had never heard of Divine Comedy (being German and all that might be the reason for it) but I saw them (him?) at Cropredy two years ago and immediately loved them....


Vielen dank Tom. Yes, The Divine Comedy is basically him. I have loved his slightly wry take on the world for many many years, plus of course, he wrote the theme tune to Father Ted. Don’t know if you got that in Germany.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: SteveT on August 20, 2019, 01:59:51 PM
Good afternoon Talkawhile, here is my enrolment.  :)

1. My name is Steve and I'm a lifelong Essex boy - Southend-on-Sea to be precise.

2. I've have been a 'lurker' here for at least 10 years as it is a great source of information and fun. Decided it was about time I joined in.

3. Although I was aware of Fairport & the scene, I really jumped in properly in 2004 when I attended my first Cropredy Festival, ostensibly because Mostly Autumn were playing and it sounded like a fun festival Consequently, I have just attended my 11th Cropredy (I missed '08-'12 for reasons you don't need to know).

4. I really am in to pretty much every type of music going. As a youngster I was in to the chart stuff, and fell in love with ABBA when they came along (still do). Then at age 14 I discovered Prog/Rock/Metal and that changed everything really. Since then I have expanded out in every direction and my listening will be dictated by mood on any one day. Strangely in recent times I've listened to a lot more extreme metal & country.

5. It was Cropredy. However, I am going to the Proms tonight to see Sir Simon Rattle conducting Belshazzar's Feast, along with a couple of more esoteric pieces that I'm particularly looking forward to. Just worked out that I currently have 13 gigs / comedy shows lined up between now and Xmas.

6. I am actually struggling to remember this. I've seriously cut down on my purchases in recent times - and I don't do digital listening. But I have returned to vinyl. It was probably the most recent Gong album and I highly recommend it (to all pot-headed pixies).

7. "Tonight, Sir Robert, I am going to be my all time favourite (male) singer, Jon Anderson, and I will sing 'And You And I' (but you really wouldn't want to hear it  :-X)
  


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: jude on August 20, 2019, 02:49:15 PM
Hello Steve and welcome to here
Jude  :D


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: SteveT on August 20, 2019, 03:56:03 PM
Thanks Jude, good to be here - finally!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on August 20, 2019, 04:42:27 PM
Hi Steve good to have another Essex boy on the forum (I was born in Chelmsford now live near Maldon). Welcome!


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: SteveT on August 21, 2019, 07:59:18 AM
Thanks Chris. I've followed your Essex reports over the years  :)
I actually work in Chelmsford now, and previously I worked in Witham for many years.


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: Alan2 on August 22, 2019, 03:03:45 PM
Hi Steve. 8)


Title: Re: The Welcome Mat: Do Come In, New Talkawhile Member
Post by: SteveT on August 22, 2019, 03:28:38 PM
Hi Alan  :)