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Jim Coughlan

On Friday 7th April at Swindon Folksingers Club (upstairs at the Ashford Road Club) there will be an evening to celebrate the life of our dear friend, Jim Coughlan, 03/09/33 - 13/01/17.

Jim was a longstanding member of the club, from its early days.  His repertoire of traditional Irish songs have delighted many, and have been recorded on CD, as 'The Songs of a Limerick Man.'

All welcome for an informal evening of song, memories and anecdotes.  If you have a particular favourite of Jim's songs that you'd like to sing, would you please let me know.  We'll try to coordinate things so that we don't have 10 versions of the same song!

Please spread the word to those who knew Jim and may wish to attend. Thank you.

Andrew Bathe - 19.3.17

Musical Traditions Club dates:

King & Queen, Foley Street, London W1 6DL - Junction of Foley Street/Cleveland Street.  Nearest tube Goodge Street.  Monthly, Fridays, 8:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Membership £2 annually, payable on the door.  Admission for members £6, concessions £4, non-members £7, concessions £5.

For further information see our website: www.mustradclub.co.uk   or to leave name & address for membership, ring 020 8340 0530 or contact: peta@mustradclub.co.uk


Dwight Lamb documentary

Cris Anderson Productions of Minneapolis is working on a plan for a half hour documentary on Dwight Lamb and the story of returning his grandfather's Danish tunes to Denmark.  Cris produces films and is a fiddler and dancer from Minneapolis.  He is trying to raise money to begin filming in Denmark next May when Dwight will be in Copenhagen for a performance.

Please read the information that Cris put together on his idea.  Dwight endorses the idea and wishes Cris the best of luck, but wants people to know that he receives no monetary rewards in this endeavor.  Please pass this on to anyone that you feel is interested.


Bill Peterson - 5.2.17

Forest Tracks booklets available

Hi Rod,

I thought you and some of your readers might be interested in the below information.  George Blake's Legacy - CD booklet - by Tim Radford on Forest Tracks.  When we first produced this recording; the entire repertoire of a New Forest Singer - it was issued in a DVD case with an accomppanying 54 page booklet.

Almost as soon as the publication was completed and issued, much more information on the singer, his life and his songs became available.  Therefore, it was necessary to update the booklet, and this was done at the same time as the recording was re-issued in a standard CD case, with the booklet becoming a 64 page A4 booklet available online on the Forest Tracks website.

With the soon to be re-publishing of the final two Frank Purslow Hammond & Gardiner song books - The Constant Lovers and The Foggy Dew - as A Southern Harvest - it was decided to make these notes available online, not just to purchasers of the CD.  Two versions of the Booklet are now available on the Forest Tracks webpage.  One is for reading, and the second for printing the 64 page booklet.  The web address is - http://forest-tracks.co.uk/LegacyBookletPDF.html

For others who may be interested in a similar booklet, the 16 page booklet that accompanies my CD - From Spithead Roads - Maritime songs collected in Hampshire by Dr George Gardiner.  This is now also available at the following address - http://forest-tracks.co.uk/FTCD211bookletpdfs.html

Thank you and best regards,

Tim Radford - 5.2.17

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