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« Reply #280 on: May 29, 2015, 12:41:06 PM »

Hang on, what did they just say on the news? Rail strike next Friday  Angry  Undecided
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« Reply #281 on: May 29, 2015, 01:35:37 PM »

Yep, very few if any trains from lunchtime Thursday to close on Friday
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« Reply #282 on: May 29, 2015, 08:32:29 PM »


Yep, very few if any trains from lunchtime Thursday to close on Friday


Off topic but just to say I feel so very sad. I've waited months to visit my son in Birmingham, have booked train reservation and a travel lodge for 2 nights too as its his birthday. Looking at other possibilities...  Cry Angry
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« Reply #283 on: May 30, 2015, 07:27:08 PM »

They *might* call it off again....check possibilites, bit be ready to go
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« Reply #284 on: June 02, 2015, 10:00:48 AM »

Trains are back on, Jo! Enjoy your son's birthday. Don't forget your McTell MP3 playlist...
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« Reply #285 on: June 02, 2015, 11:20:58 AM »

 I knew they would be? I bought tickets on National Express as a fall back!  Roll Eyes  Smiley
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« Reply #286 on: June 03, 2015, 11:21:40 AM »


Trains are back on, Jo! Enjoy your son's birthday. Don't forget your McTell MP3 playlist...


Thanks John, so looking forward to it and, as per usual, Ralph will be plugged in...  Wink
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« Reply #287 on: November 08, 2015, 08:26:43 PM »

Ralph Mctell setlist 07/11/2015

Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
Single set, no interval, 20:00 - 21:45
Seat G7
Ralph Mctell on stage with 3 guitars

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« Reply #288 on: November 09, 2015, 08:34:59 AM »

Must have been plenty of chat between songs!
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« Reply #289 on: November 09, 2015, 09:14:37 AM »

^ Good setlist. I look forward to the 19th.  Smiley
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« Reply #290 on: November 20, 2015, 11:33:38 AM »

Good night at the Sage last night. I don't have a precise setlist, but it was similar to the one given by peascod above, give or take a few-  no 'Barges' or 'Kiss in the Rain', 'Lost Boys' , but 'London Apprentice' 'Housewives' Choice' and at least one other included. The new album (next year) should be good.
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« Reply #291 on: November 21, 2015, 11:01:07 AM »

The penultimate date of the tour last night at New Brighton.  (not including
There was a little less chat than at the Lowry plus a grand piano on stage which resulted in quite a different set list.

Walk into the morning
London Apprentice
Diamond Joe
Canopus                      these last 2 on 12 string
Hands of Joseph
Old  Brown Dog            piano
England                       piano  
You make me feel good
Gypsy
First Song
After Rain
Let me fly of let me fall    piano
Naomi                            piano
When they were young
SOL
Summer Lightning
The girl on the Jersey Ferry
Ghost of Robert Johnson

West Fourth St. and Jones.

As Wallace would say 'Cracking performance Gromit'
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« Reply #292 on: May 15, 2016, 11:51:18 PM »

Loyal Command Performance
Ralph McTell at the Royal Albert Hall
Thursday 12 May 2016

Ralph McTell’s concert audiences have for many years been characterized as largely comprising people ‘of a certain age’, an epithet that suggests an enduring fan base of folk who have followed McTell since the 1970s. It should therefore not have come as a surprise that, when asked to nominate songs for this concert’s set list, the majority chose songs from those early days: 16 of the ‘top 20’ were 40 years old or more, two were from 30 years ago, with the newest of the people’s choices having been premiered at McTell’s 6oth birthday concert as ‘recently’ as 2004.

This is not to say the people chose badly. On the contrary, their selections made a wonderful set, which McTell delivered with all the clarity and charm that has kept his audiences coming back for more over the decades. Despite having sung them so often, he treated each one as though it were freshly wrought, revealing nuances of meaning and melody that were probably not in his original intention.

The quality of McTell’s early albums is emphasised by the titles that did not make this cut. There were three songs from You Well-Meaning, but no ‘Old Brown Dog’; four from Not Till Tomorrow but no ‘Birdman’ or ‘Gypsy’; three from Easy but no room for ‘Maddy Dances or ‘Run Johnny Run’. Nevertheless much of what we did get was sublime – exemplary performances of ‘Michael in the Garden’, ‘The Ferryman’ and ‘First Song’; and McTell’s own choice of encore, ‘West 4th Street and Jones’, a ‘new’ song that will be high on my list when next he invites the faithful to choose the songs.

Another aspect of being ‘of a certain age’ and having followed McTell since the 1970s (in my case since 1969), is the friendships that develop with like-minded folk who one meets at the concerts, sometimes by arrangement but often by chance. On this occasion I met Ruth off the tube and Lesley, John and Chris in the pub, along with Bjorn from Norway and his three friends, and two Burnley fans from Scunthorpe. Then Mags and Linda on the way into the Hall, where Ken and Maggie were in the corridor. On the way out I met Carl and Naomi with Jenny and Diane, then Tony and Margot, and finally Karen who was looking for friends outside when everyone else seemed to have gone. My thanks to you all for your friendships - and most of all to Ralph for making them possible.
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« Reply #293 on: May 16, 2016, 07:53:48 AM »

It was a special night and so glad I made it there...with 10 minutes to spare!
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« Reply #294 on: June 25, 2016, 02:48:18 PM »

Excellent night in Beckenham last night....didn't rake a set list but a number that I've not heard for a while....maybe Ken can remember them?

Also of note that he played a two-set gig with an interval. Hasn't done that for a while either. Hope he's not getting too wet/muddy today!
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« Reply #295 on: June 26, 2016, 09:29:56 PM »

Ralph is playing 'England' (not the football team!!!)  from approx. 36 mins in....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07jcgbx/glastonbury-2016-saturday-part-1


Plus a review...

http://www.somersetlive.co.uk/glastonbury-2016-review-ralph-mctell/story-29443629-detail/story.html
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« Reply #296 on: July 03, 2016, 01:15:43 PM »

Use this link to download Ralph’s performance of “England” for the BBC at Glastonbury.
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« Reply #297 on: August 02, 2016, 01:34:29 PM »

Just saw Ralph at Ballyshannon Folk Festival.  Was a great night, brilliant sound quality and he was in great spirits.  Looking forward to the Autumn tour...

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« Reply #298 on: August 02, 2016, 01:55:05 PM »

I suspect I was sat just to your left....:-)

New song about a WW1 draftee in Dublin in 1916....and a very on-form Ralph he was!
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« Reply #299 on: August 02, 2016, 08:15:34 PM »

We were sitting on the raised bit, right hand side of the stage.  Enjoyed the new song very much and yes, a very on- form Ralph!
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