We learned today of the sad news that Maartin Allcock had passed away after several months of battling the final stages of liver cancer. Maart’s work with Tull starting in the late 80s was memorable for his joy and exuberant commitment to music of all kinds – even ours. His time with the Fairports and his various collaborations with artists too numerous to mention here were marked by his skills in mastering several instruments and tackling many genres. He leaves behind a treasure trove of recordings and a feast of memories.
Ian Bramble, The Brasenose, Cropredy, December 1 Ian Bramble’s career thus far has been remarkable – and his return to The Brasenose is likely to prove emotional. Ian has played all around the world in different bands, with BB King clamouring for his autograph, and Ian taking over from Johnny Depp as guitarist for The Popes, originally formed by Shane MacGowan. But he still says his most memorable gig was with John Coghlan on drums, the original and founder member of Status Quo, and Maart Allcock on bass, in The Brasenose.
Ian will give his pay and money from CDs and downloads to Macmillan Cancer Support and support to musicians with arthritis.
Playing with Ian will be Spencer ‘Kansas’ Richards on harmonica, Pete ‘The Knife’ McNamara on violin, Nicky ‘Nice’ Bramble on vocals and Richy ‘Machine Gun’ Hoy on lead guitar, with Ian on slide guitar, piano and vocals. The gig follows the death of Maart Allcock, who played for Fairport Convention and Jethro Tull; Ian last played with Maart at the Brasenose last year. Details: www.brasenosearms.com.
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention” ― Kahlil Gibran
futureshock: Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Marnie Kringles, Reindeer Kibble, peace of heart and generosity of hand, in this season.
Dec 26, 2018 0:15:15 GMT
steelmonkey: Hey, Senator, pass us that walker, hearing aid, senior bus pass etc. Lost my shopping cart at the grocery store yesterday...walked down an aisle to add a thing or two...never found it, had to start over...I only hope some older guy grabbed it by mistake.
Dec 26, 2018 3:51:04 GMT
steelmonkey: I swear I looked everywhere.
Dec 26, 2018 3:51:27 GMT
nonrabbit: cue me and you having a domestic on aisle 4 "Ya stupid auld bugger ya - you were only pushing it a minute ago!" xxxxx
Dec 26, 2018 21:57:48 GMT
maddogfagin: It was by the entrance, next to the atms
Dec 27, 2018 7:29:23 GMT
steelmonkey: My lone wolf policies might need re-examination for old age. Self reliance might be too dangerous.
Dec 27, 2018 17:42:52 GMT
maddogfagin: And a Happy New Year to the JT Forum membership, guest readers, former members who left for one reason or another and IA and his cohorts for the music. May 2019 be a great year for you all
Dec 31, 2018 7:51:34 GMT
maddogfagin: Just about "had it up to here" with Xmas/New Year food. Had haggis last night and we're celebrating Grandaughter #1's birthday with kebabs all round tonight.😊👍
Jan 2, 2019 14:40:10 GMT
jackinthegreen: We have haggis on Burns Night and St Andrews Day.. Hard to catch the buggers at this time of year though MD..
Jan 4, 2019 0:26:21 GMT
maddogfagin: Sure are - the Cornish sub species (originally shipwrecked off Land's End whilst on transit to Aberdeen and escaped to shore) are devilish little blighters at the best of times.
Jan 4, 2019 7:52:37 GMT
jackinthegreen: Yes MD, well worth catching, just as good as our Scottish ones I believe
Jan 7, 2019 23:01:00 GMT
geostrehl: Oh god - Secret Language of Birds is almost 19 years old!!!!
Jan 11, 2019 0:52:40 GMT
maddogfagin: Now where have they gone ?
Jan 11, 2019 16:55:39 GMT
futureshock: The secret language of birds: millions of yrs old. Just 18+ yrs ago, someone tackled that idea and radiated music back on the topic. That's why it's one of the best reviewed solo albums out there! Chirp that in your blender and take it to the riverside.
Jan 12, 2019 17:23:27 GMT
maddogfagin: And don't forget the owls
Jan 13, 2019 8:25:08 GMT
futureshock: "The Secret Silence Of Owls"...... second best album by Hoo-Hooo-HooooDat
Jan 13, 2019 20:21:05 GMT