Hi christy, i requested last year that you would play ‘little musgrave’ for my aunt Catherine who was very grateful of that. If it wasn’t too much trouble would you be able to try play it again for her this year, she is a very special aunt to me and it would make her night. Cheers christy, happy Christmas.
it fell upon a holy day, but which one !
Morning there Christy from another damp day beneath the shadow of the misty Saddleworth Moor.
No great news to report but wanted to take the opportunity to thank you and all the contributors to the page for sharing their thoughts and experiences surrounding your music. The holidays are fast approaching and I see you have a busy schedule so my best wishes for Christmas to you and your family.
I hope to get to see you sometime in the new year maybe even over in your neck of the woods.
keep the music live.
God Bless (whichever one you have)
“Well I’ve been deaf in Duckinfield and I’ve been blind in Shaw
and manys the lovely Oldham lass I’ve rolled around the straw”
( “A Beggin I will go” by Harry Boardman)
Oldham Rd in Rochdale was home for a spell back in ’67/’68. Played dominoes in ‘The Morning Star’.Used to hear Jack and Mavis every Thursday night in The Kingsway. The Valley Folk had their Folk Club at The Blue Bell in Bury every Saturday, Tue was Hopwood Hall Middleton, Wed there was St Clares on Victoria Ave…..it was a busy time for young folk singers
Hi Christy sorry it’s taken a few days to get to this just wanted to say I really enjoyed the Ardilaun ye were all in fine form it was great to hear The time has come’ Butterfly and John of Dreams and a special thanks for making my daughter Ailbhe’s night possibly her year she is 12 and it was her first big concert and one she might never forget,I asked her what she thought after about 6 songs and she said it was epic so after you sang a song for her and she got the plec she was buzzing anyway thanks again so much and thanks to Hilary who looks after us all hope you and yours have a lovely all the best, Face the puck out
I spotted Ailbhe during the gig. Whatever way the lights were set she was the only person in the room I could see all the time. When the gig was over I twigged ’twas Iggy sitting by her side. Great to see her there and to sing a song for her. I think that was Áine the other side of you whom whom we meet every year at The Bantry Masters. It was a grand night Igg. Must be getting on for 25 years since we first gigged together for Benny & Nelis out in CJ’s. They were hot sweaty summer gigs, especially when the power was cut. I have many memories of thon times…perhaps the most vivid was a young Spainish Student…after Quinte Brigada she stood up and stormed out with clenched fist uttering “Vive Le Franco” ( or whatever it was that a young facist might shout in Salthill of a Summers night ) I thought to myself, fair play to her but Fuck Franco
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