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4th Annual Lowe Syndrome fundraiser. 5th Nov 2011

Partick Folk Club have generously agreed to host this year's Lowe Syndrome Association  Fundraiser.

It'll be on Saturday 5th November at St Peter's Hall in Partick, Glasgow.

More details regarding ticket prices and timing will follow..

So far the bill looks like this.

Dick Gaughan
Jim King
Steven Clark
Claire @ Gavin Livingstone
Fiona Fisher
The Catskinners


I've no doubt we'll be able to coax a song or three from the magnificent Mick West too.

This is a very worthy cause and if the last three years are anything to go by it'll be a great night out.
Onny

Someone should stick this on Footstompin'.
Jim King

I had a similar thought...

http://www.footstompin.com/public/forum?threadid=1622078
Catskinner

David Stevenson's back on board for this year too.

Yay!
Effie

YASS! YASS! and thrice YASSSSS!!!

I know the bestest bestest people.
Onny

Good people get the friends they deserve.
Winnie

Looks like a great night. Yes aw might well be honoured by my presence fur the occasion.

Ah'm dyin' tae reprise ma successful duet wi' CJ oan "WPC Sadie Stick". Some people still huvnae recovered fae hearin' it the first time...
Catskinner

That's the venue confirmed.

St Peters Church hall Partick.

Saturday 5th November.

Bring your own bottle(s).

Ticket prices tbc.


Dick Gaughan
Mick West
David Stevenson
Gavin Livingstone
Jim King
Fiona Fisher

And the Catskinnners

I think the kickoff's at about 7:30
Rid Sonja

Winnie wrote:
Looks like a great night. Yes aw might well be honoured by my presence fur the occasion.

Ah'm dyin' tae reprise ma successful duet wi' CJ oan "WPC Sadie Stick". Some people still huvnae recovered fae hearin' it the first time...


It's been agreed tae indefinitely retire that yin!
Winnie

Ah'm naewhere near retirin' masel'...er wait a minute Ah've jist looked in the mirror..aw naw Ah've goat a grey hair (jist the wan!)...Ah think Ah might jist be aboot ready tae get that rockin' chair frae the Argos catalogue.

Yer right. Ah'll leave ye's in peace an' refrain frae dustin' doon ma vocal chords. Ah cannae say Ah might no' get up an' dance, though!
Rid Sonja

Ah hiv never seen yu dance neethur...
renfrewshire radical

Lowe's Concert 20011

Who - Dick Gaughan
        Mick West
        Jim King
        Gavin Livingstone
        David Stevenson
        The Catskinners


For those of you who don't know them, Dick is a guy who was with Boys of the Lough, Five Hand Reel and Clan Alba
Mick was with Molindiner and The Mick West Band
Jim is a singer songwriter and an adopted Weegie who's songs have been used in theatre as well as by numerous singers who cover his songs
Gavin Livingstone is a singer guitarist of who Bobby Eaglesham said "Hate the bastard he's so f'ing good on that guitar". Was with the Skerries and Tonight at Noon
David Stevenson is Glasgow's war poet/songwriter exported to Cambridge. Comes all the way up to play this gig at his own expense. Thanks Pal.
Catskinners Ken and Trish Caird who ran the Star Folk Club in Glasgow for many years, and John McCreadie who was with Diggery Venn and the Govan Spoonful

Where - Partick Folk Club, St. Peter's Church Hall, Chancellor Street, Glasgow. Just at the back of the square beside the Lismoir Pub, Dumbarton Road, 2min from Kelvinhall subway station.

When - Sat 5th November 7.30pm

How much - 10.00/6.00

PM me or Catskinner with ticket requests, only 100 available.
Catskinner

I'm expecting this to sell out.
Catskinner

Tonight's the night anat.
alphabetty

Well....? How did it go folks? The line up looked terrific. It just seems to gather momentum each year. I hope it went well for all concerned.  cheers
Onny

I can't begin to describe just how well it went. First song to last, first performer to the whole room, it was night not to be forgotten.

Songs to bring tears and howls of laughter. From 'Annie's Going to Sing her Song' to the 'Freedom Come  A Ye', via Acceptance Speech (I've never kept a dry eye since I saw Effie's youtube photo montage), David Stevenson's  'Unfinished Lace' (I'd never heard it before), Pedally Steve impromptu performance, Gavin's hilarious take on The Broons and, especially, others' versions 'Hard Love' and From 'Here You Can See Ben Lomond', I haven't had so much enjoyment with my clothes on for many years.

The problem with listing highlights is that it looks as if the stuff you don't mention wasn't up to scratch - nothing could be further from the truth.

Thanks to all who made it such a great night.
Winnie

Mr Onny has it spot on. There was highlight after highlight. A great night.

But I do have to mention that the highlight of Mrs Winnie's night was Pedally Steve. A wee gem of a cameo performance from a total gent.
Rid Sonja

Onny, Mrs CJ's jist telt me thit ye brought a tear tae CJ's glass eye wi thon review.   bounce

It was a brilliant night from beginning to end, as both the others have said.

As Onny said, JK's 'Acceptance Speech' was the perfect opening song.  It just encapsulated why we were there and why we like to run a benefit for funds for the research into Lowes syndrome

http://www.lowetrust.com/build/index.html

When I went round the room, it was great to hear so many people who had a different particular part/song of the evening.  People may have come to see Dick but they left with an enjoyment in him that was aided and abetted by all the other performers on stage on Saturday.  For instance, Mr Sonja's Faither n Uncle  enjoyed the wole evening but they both particularly loved Mick's songs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXz7jOUL850

Another person thought that David's 'Girls with the Yellow Hands' was a 'wonderfully evocative' piece.

http://www.myspace.com/davidsteve...-girls-with-yellow-hands-32530051

Another person who hadn't seen Gavin perform for years was just waxing lyrical about him and asking why he wasn't doing gigs?  Gavin needs to answer that methinks.

I don't think the Catskinners did too badly either.  The audience did seem to love 'St James Infirmary'.  



So many great songs sung... and not one of them would ever find themselves on any 'Best of  ' list.  Thank dug!!

The one downside was that Pedally steve injured his hand and its now in plaster.  He got home safely to Hull, but. bom
Catskinner

I've not had a chance to review the video footage yet. I'll put any useable stuff up on the Waneyedfolky's Youtube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/user/Waneyedfolky

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