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In 1985 I had the good fortune to be part of the organising committee for Manchester's 'Sing for Ethiopia' weekend alongside Bram Taylor, Les and Andy Swarbrick, Helen and Dave Howard and the rest of the Black Lion residents. Over the weekend local Folk Clubs were given up to an hour to showcase the talents of their residents, floor singers and guests, singers dropping in such as Peter Bond, Pete Morton and Clive Gregson and Christine Collister were given 'floor spots' and the whole weekend was capped by a concert compared by the late great Dave Shannon and including Hobson and Lees, Heather Whittaker, Jolly Jack and Chris and Joe While. Fortunately, as well as my guitar, I took my camera and the results can be seen below.

All this took place a month before 'Live Aid', for which Sir Bob was knighted, as far as I'm aware Bram's still waiting for his!

Any assistance in identifying those Folk Clubs / Performers that I've forgotten with the passage of time would be appreciated please email me with the reference and the details so that I can update the Gallery. At the same time if anyone displayed in the gallery would prefer that I removed their photo also let me know the details.

Bram Taylor
Les Swarbrick
Black Lion Residents
Andy Swarbrick
Bram Taylor
Jolly Jack
Martin Hall
Alan Taylor
Dave Weatherall
Helen and Dave Howard
Jolly Jack
Jolly Jack
Bram Taylor
Dave Walmisley
Helen and Dave Howard
Diane Robinson
Dave Howard and Bram Taylor
Dave Walmisley and Helen Howard
Alison Whittaker
Black Lion Residents
Andy Whittaker
Black Lion Residents
Black Lion Residents
Andy Whittaker
Diane Robinson
Dave Walmisley
Black Lion Residents
Black Lion Residents
Chris While
Dave Shannon
Chris While
John O'Hagan and Dave Howard
Chris and Joe While
Chris While
Joe While
Peter Belsten
Chris and Joe While
Peter Belsten
Helen Robinson
Steve Robinson
Peter Belsten
Steve Robinson
Dave O'Dea
Lynne Percival and Helen Robinson
John Hobson
Di and Derek Boak and Howard Lees
Howard Lees
Lynne Percival
Hobson and Lees
Hobson and Lees
John Snelston
37
38
25
Roger Liptrot
David Green
Dave Howard and
Heather Whitaker
Julia Smith
Dave Howard and
Heather Whitaker
14
Heather Whittaker
Heather Whittaker
Reflections
Reflections
Auld Triangle
Brian and
Margaret Peters
Brian Peters
Martin Gittins
Hollerin' Pot
Russell Hood
Black Dog
Steve Higgins
Pete Morton
Pete Morton
Glossop Folk Club
Mike Bowden
Precursor of the
Band Of The Rising Sun?
Mike Bowden
Glossop Folk Club
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Colin Lever
Lend an Ear
Norman Warwick
Les and Andy Swarbrick
Christine Collister
Clive Gregson
Bernard Cromarty
Clive Gregson
Christine Collister
Christine Collister and Clive Gregson
Clive Gregson
Christine Collister
Christine Collister and Clive Gregson
Gill Burns
Steve Woolley
Precursor of the
Band Of The Rising Sun?
Tony Hill
Gill Burns
Pace Egging by the residents of Glossop Folk Club
Geoff Higginbottom
John Parsons
Pace Egging by the residents of Glossop Folk Club
   
 
Peter Bond
John Parsons
Geoff Higginbottom
Peter Bond

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More recent photos of local artists may be found at my photos taken at ‘A night at the MSG’ Gallery (12/11/11)

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