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by markw
Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: UK Country music
Topic: old footage from ITV
Replies: 2
Views: 2411

old footage from ITV

this was a programme that went out on granada tv in 1988, i can't believe how cocky and arrogant i was - although i am sure that a few people on here will not be surprised at all!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODernHQ9N4U
by markw
Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Festivals
Topic: wembley
Replies: 5
Views: 5312

Re: wembley

hey brian, it was 1988! found this from the merle set - duet with Tammy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ivl_JxSfk
by markw
Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: Festivals
Topic: wembley
Replies: 5
Views: 5312

Re: wembley

hi Brian, yes, bass player was called Brian - affectionately known as Lord Lucan because of his striking similarity to the slippery aristocrat! I remember you were there that year. I went with my dad - who was the 'roadie and guitar-tech' for the weekend. I spent a lot of time at the Wild Turkey sta...
by markw
Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: Festivals
Topic: wembley
Replies: 5
Views: 5312

wembley

hello, nice to be back - it's been a while. found an old video of me playing with Stonewall Jackson at the Wembley festival - think it was about 1986? I'm sure Mr Ahern will know the exact date! the band were West Coast with the late great Phil Rothwell on drums. I am the callow youth on lead guitar...
by markw
Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: UK Country music
Topic: Not Ceol Country !
Replies: 32
Views: 13032

Re: Not Ceol Country !

I wish I could express myself as diplomatically as you Mr Hughes. I put forward similar comments and am lambasted for it. Can I add my congratulations for the award; much deserved. Let it go Mark You've apologised, in a round about way, but that wasn't correct what you've just written, but your int...
by markw
Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: UK Country music
Topic: Not Ceol Country !
Replies: 32
Views: 13032

Re: Not Ceol Country !

I wish I could express myself as diplomatically as you Mr Hughes. I put forward similar comments and am lambasted for it. Can I add my congratulations for the award; much deserved.
by markw
Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: Saloon
Topic: Saddest Songs In Country Music
Replies: 37
Views: 10756

Re: Saddest Songs In Country Music

hi whilst I agree that I'm so Lonesome is without doubt beautiful poetry, in terms of narrative sorrow and despair surely nothing touches 'Marie' by Townes van Zandt: I stood in line and left my name took about six hours or so Well, the man just grinned like it was all a game said they'd let me know...
by markw
Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:48 am
Forum: Saloon
Topic: Aurevoir
Replies: 54
Views: 13849

Re: Aurevoir

Sorry you have decided to leave Irene. I can't accept that it's because of that post. I have been banging on about the same thing for years on here. If it is, and you think I went too far, I am sorry, truly. Your leaving the forum would be a negative step for the UK scene; it may, however benefit fr...
by markw
Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: Saloon
Topic: hello again
Replies: 48
Views: 16034

Re: hello again

yes irene.
by markw
Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:44 pm
Forum: Country Clubs and Venues
Topic: End of an Era
Replies: 4
Views: 6931

Re: End of an Era

that is truly sad. I loved that venue. pam and eddie were a part of my growing up.I first played High lane with George Farmer in about 1977! played there with west Coast, Buckskin, Red Moon Joe, Gary Hall, Cathryn Craig and finally with Buchanan. The times they are a changin'. agree with everything ...
by markw
Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: Saloon
Topic: hello again
Replies: 48
Views: 16034

Re: hello again

That's what happens I guess when you get auld Mark....Do tell How are your twilight years? Is the arthuritus OK? Hope the ''liberating'' Dog 'n Duck's gigs are enticing folk along... ohh bet the queue stretches...like ....doesn't. Does it? We've got a great scene going on 'ere mate...loads of us ar...
by markw
Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: Saloon
Topic: hello again
Replies: 48
Views: 16034

Re: hello again

Well..NO T'is, not There's nowt wrong with being auld You're 60 somet Mark....Doesn't matter...but don't yacker like you're one of the young bucks. Cos you're not mate I respect lots of guys, who we can learn from Brian Ahern on 'ere can run rings around me and probably most folk..age has no barrie...
by markw
Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: UK Country music
Topic: BBC Cutbacks and Country Music
Replies: 53
Views: 34549

Re: BBC Cutbacks and Country Music

The problem is the UK Media's perception of country music. It goes back to the 60's and 70's - Val Doonican used to have great country artists on his show and unfortunately, every time he did, you could guarantee there would be a hay-bale display on stage. I have been ripped to shreds on another thr...
by markw
Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Saloon
Topic: hello again
Replies: 48
Views: 16034

Re: hello again

You're just an auld chap, around 60 who should know better

and that, is feckin' libellous!