Jim and Shirley were usually found at Gregson's Well on a Tuesday (been there, sung there) along with John ? (his nickname was Yogi) who formed the Carlton three. Great traditional performers although I haven't seen them for years (if they are still alive, of course). There was, at that time, one other piper in Liverpool (I heard him play at St Sebastian's Folk club in the mid 70's but never saw him again. He was pretty good.
If he's on this. please list give us a wave!
Cross Keys? Yes, went there as well - the formidable Tony Wilson in charge (Bothy ) with his captain's hat.
Great days for folk.
Colin Hill
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Ah, I left in 1968 and have not been back much since.
Coach House and Jim Peden's were main venues. Only played guitar (and just started fiddle when I left) in those days, so sessions were not much of an option - I didn't want to be yet another annoying thrasher, even if I could get my head round the rhythms of slip jigs and dorrington lads ;-), which I confess in those less enlightened days I thought was called Byker Hill ... So it goes

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From: Ormston, Chris [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 1:06 PM
Subject: RE: [NSP] Re: the cry of the curlew, the wind in the reeds...

Me too!  Used to go to the Liverpool Trad Club at the Cross
Keys in the early 80s, and the Baltic Fleet, the Grapes on
Matthew Street, and the shorter-lived Brook House Club, and
made occasional forays to the Bothy in Southport.  I mostly
played in sessions though at the Cracke, the Nelson on the
Dock Road, the Irish Centre and a pub somewhere behind the
Philharmonic Hall, the name of which escapes me.  Most
memorable, though was a session on board the Irish Oak which
was docked near the Nelson - had to give a backhander to the
security man at the dock gates to get in, and nearly got
arrested trying to leave again as we were mistaken for illegal


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Sent: 27 August 2008 10:38
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu
Subject: [NSP] Re: the cry of the curlew, the wind in the reeds...

There were many Folk clubs during the 60's - 80's including a
few excellent
"traditional" clubs (I ran one - and played my pipes there

Which one was that? I was quite active on the folk scene in
Liverpool in the mid-60s but had only ever encountered nsp on
record (played by colin ross accompanying louis killen on
derwentwater farewell).
Strange our crossths didn't path ;-)

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