Monday, March 28, 2011

Spring !!

Just a quick post , Im getting some background stuff together to explain the story behind a couple of recent days out But for now a little sunshine colour Have a great week!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Kellys Heroes

Way back in the 70's when I was a teenage girl , my Dad used to visit a pub called The Noels Arms
Here they has music sessions & this is how he met Nancey Whiskey & her husband Bob Kelly
I have a reel to reel recording of my Dad playing but getting it transfered to digital is a project for another day

A couple of shots of the Noels Arms:

From this beginning my Dad & Bob went on to start a folk club in the loft of another local pub , this time they used the Wheatsheaf Inn , which sadly no longer exixts

Nancy Whiskey is widely known for her track Freight Train

but little is known publicly about her husband Bob , this is a rare recording with him playing piano on House Rent Stomp

For further reading on Bob & Nancy try this link

A rare & badly grained shot of Bob,Nancey & Yancey, Ive done my best with it !

I have the tape of my Dad playing , a copy of Freight Train & of course my memories of hanging out with Bob & Nancey's daughter Yancey
Bob gave my Dad a guitar on which he painted their group's name " Kellys Heroes"
I still have that guitar , battered & broken , but a treasured keepsake