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John Beresford
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« on: November 11, 2014, 11:10:14 PM »

Not long now till Ralph's 70th celebration concert at Drury Lane.

Who's going and who knows a good place to meet before the show?
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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2014, 08:29:47 AM »

We'll be there.  Grin

It's traditional. We always go and see Ralph in December and it's always a joy.

I hadn't thought where we will go first.
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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2014, 09:44:14 AM »

It's Ralph's fault that logistically I need to get to the Deli just off Sloane Square as they do the best whisky cake ever, so as Ralph is not at Cadogan Hall this time, Sloane Square to Drury Lane needs to be considered!  Wink I don't actually know what's around Drury Lane but if there is a foyer we could crowd in there! I was going to remind you Colin to bring your camera but of course Ralph will probably be partying after his 70th so I doubt if there will be the long line of people awaiting their 2 minutes with the man himself for signing of cd's?  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2014, 10:02:23 AM »

The theatre bar sounds the logical place. Looking forward to seeing you again, Colin and Joanna.
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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2014, 10:27:33 AM »

Check that out as the theatre may only open 60 mins before curtain up....do we want to book somewhere earlier than say 6.30?
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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2014, 07:41:49 PM »

I hear it's open 45 mins before a performance, so 18.45 in the bar.

I have a busy weekend planned with friends from the States but will get them there by 19.00!

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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2014, 10:40:27 PM »

They told me the bar usually opens 45 mins before a show so the ground floor stalls bar is probably as good a place as any Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2014, 01:29:44 PM »


of course Ralph will probably be partying after his 70th so I doubt if there will be the long line of people awaiting their 2 minutes with the man himself for signing of cd's? †Roll Eyes


I emailed his website to ask if there would be a sales point for CDs etc. at this gig - was told 'yes there will be' but that Ralph won't be doing a signing session.
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« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2014, 02:15:40 PM »

Enjoy!
I had already booked for the GBFF so will miss this Sad
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« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2014, 12:24:05 PM »

I've got one very special ticket for sale for Ralph's 70th birthday concert at Drury Lane. Unfortunately I can't go due to photographing the Great British Folk Festival  Sad

The ticket is for a seat on the FRONT ROW CENTRE STAGE (Row AA)

Fabulous ticket, and available at face value (£50 inc. booking fee)

If interested, please PM me on here or contact 07740 373131, or email philca@sky.com

Ticket in hand and ready to post by Royal Mail Special Delivery (£3.50)

I'll keep it available on here until Wednesday 19th November, then I'll advertise it elsewhere, but would rather it went to a genuine fan.

Best regards,

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« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2014, 06:03:28 PM »

It looks like Ralph McTell is going to be 140, not 70.  There is another 70th gig at the Half Moon in Lower Richmond Road, Putney for a charity.  
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« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2014, 11:19:02 AM »

Yep - tickets on sale now - See the Chatter thread.

This one'll be up close 'n personal....a real birthday party
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« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2014, 08:45:55 PM »

Two tickets for sale for Ralph McTell's 70th concert on Sunday 7th December. A friend has asked me to post this message as her husband has gone into hospital this morning and they are unlikely to be able to attend the concert.
The two tickets are in Row D stalls and they cost £44 each.  The tickets can be posted or handed to you at the venue.
Please email Janet at wildgoose1938@gmail.com and put something obvious in the subject field.

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« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2014, 01:16:51 PM »

Thanks for the interest.  The tickets are now promised to someone (from this board).

Sorry to those we had to disappoint.
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« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2014, 08:39:17 PM »

Well, if last night was anything pointer for Sunday, we're all in for a real treat!

Graham Pleskett (?) who arranged and played on some of Ralph's early albums plus an Irish muso (Mr Gallagher, can't remember his first name, but Martin might...) joined him on stage, where he ran through two one-hour sets. They'll be with him on Sunday, plus Danny Thompson & I suspect, some others.

It will really be some celebration, I reckon, but Sunday will be organised & timed to perfection. Last night was the best gig I've witnessed of Ralph's possibly for a decade! Lots of obscure numbers, few of the ones you'd expect, although the hit(s) were all there as you'd expect.
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« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2014, 09:56:41 PM »

That'll be Graham Preskett and Frank Gallagher, who worked with Ralph on Billy Connolly's 'World Tour of Scotland'. Not long now!
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« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2014, 05:19:03 AM »

Yup, that's them....! Thanks
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« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2014, 05:31:34 PM »

We have arrived and are fuelling up ready for a great weekend, have fun everyone who is coming tomorrow night.
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« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2014, 04:04:03 PM »

Here's Ralph with *that* cake.....

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« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2014, 11:58:24 PM »

Great picture, thanks Chris
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