Lindisfarne in concert

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Lindisfarne in concert

Post by Bosscat » Mon Jul 10, 2023 6:51 pm

Anybody seen them lately ... last Lindisfarne concert I went to above 40 yrs ago.

A friend has just got us tickets to see them in Settle at The Victoria Hall.

A real blast from the past

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Re: Lindisfarne in concert

Post by Quicknick » Mon Jul 10, 2023 6:52 pm

Meet me on the corner...
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Re: Lindisfarne in concert

Post by Bosscat » Mon Jul 10, 2023 6:54 pm

Quicknick wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2023 6:52 pm
Meet me on the corner...
Lady Eleanor
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Re: Lindisfarne in concert

Post by jdrobbo » Mon Jul 10, 2023 6:54 pm

Quicknick wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2023 6:52 pm
Meet me on the corner...
Absolutely brilliant song
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Re: Lindisfarne in concert

Post by Tricky Trevor » Mon Jul 10, 2023 6:55 pm

Won’t be Lindisfarne without Alan Hull RIP.
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Re: Lindisfarne in concert

Post by fatboy47 » Mon Jul 10, 2023 6:59 pm

Not normally into geriatric rock, but Lindisfarne in Settle appeals to me.. Its about my level. Hope you get a few decent pints and a comfy seat Bosscat.
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Re: Lindisfarne in concert

Post by Cabbage » Mon Jul 10, 2023 7:31 pm

I went to see them in 1982 at Manchester Apollo, one of their Christmas shows. I then saw them again some years later at King Georges Hall Blackburn. Afterwards in the pub across the road they came in for a drink and we had a drink with them. Looking back now, all a bit surreal.
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Re: Lindisfarne in concert

Post by durhamclaret » Mon Jul 10, 2023 7:48 pm

Sorry to disappoint but well past it.

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Re: Lindisfarne in concert

Post by ClaretTony » Mon Jul 10, 2023 7:55 pm

If they don’t make it to Settle it will because of the Fog on the Tyne but they’ll be ok if they follow the Clear White Light. They will be off quickly after the performance needing to Run For Home.

Many, many years since I saw them, around fifty years to be exact. Went with a mate from Uni who was from Newcastle and acted as interpreter.
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Re: Lindisfarne in concert

Post by Billyblah » Mon Jul 10, 2023 8:07 pm

Saw them once, very early 1980's. They were appearing at a festival.at Nostell Priory where the headline act was Jethro Dull.
I think The Blues Band were another support act.

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Re: Lindisfarne in concert

Post by IanMcL » Mon Jul 10, 2023 8:08 pm

How many originals?

Is Gazza turning up?

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Re: Lindisfarne in concert

Post by houseboy » Mon Jul 10, 2023 8:16 pm

Tricky Trevor wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2023 6:55 pm
Won’t be Lindisfarne without Alan Hull RIP.
Sad to say I didn’t know he’d died. When?

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Re: Lindisfarne in concert

Post by ClaretTony » Mon Jul 10, 2023 8:18 pm

houseboy wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2023 8:16 pm
Sad to say I didn’t know he’d died. When?
I knew it was a long time ago but just looked it up and it was 1995.

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Re: Lindisfarne in concert

Post by IanMcL » Mon Jul 10, 2023 8:19 pm

houseboy wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2023 8:16 pm
Sad to say I didn’t know he’d died. When?
Alan Hull 17 Nov 1995

Rod Hull 17 March 1999

Emu 17 March 1999
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Re: Lindisfarne in concert

Post by Juan Tanamera » Mon Jul 10, 2023 8:21 pm

We can swing together, we can have a _ _ _. _ _ _ 😯

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Re: Lindisfarne in concert

Post by Bosscat » Mon Jul 10, 2023 8:24 pm

Juan Tanamera wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2023 8:21 pm
We can swing together, we can have a _ _ _. _ _ _ 😯
We can swing together,
We can have a wee wee,
We can have a wet on the wall.
If someone slips a whisper,
That its simple sister,
Slap em down and saliver on their smalls.
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Re: Lindisfarne in concert

Post by morpheus2 » Mon Jul 10, 2023 8:28 pm

I also Saw them at Manchester Apollo probably Christmas 82, seem to remember them dressed up like Showaddywaddy.

Saw them at Kendal Brewery Arts before that which I preferred as it was more traditional and personal.

Favourite tunes - Train in G Major, Alright on The Night, Fog on The Tyne, All Fall Down....many more I have forgotten.

Agree, won't be the same without Alan Hull.

Remember seeing Steeleye Span at Lancaster Town Hall around the same time - Maddy Prior's crystal clear angelic voice.

Favourite Album - Parcel of Rogues.

Think I must've been a bit of a hippie back then

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Re: Lindisfarne in concert

Post by AfloatinClaret » Mon Jul 10, 2023 8:30 pm

I went to a couple of their Newcastle City Hall Christmas concerts in the late 70s, perhaps not the best I've been to musically but an unbelievable atmosphere. 2000 Geordies filled with Christmas spirit; Lindisfarne could've been reciting from the Newcastle phone book and they'd have been singing along

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Re: Lindisfarne in concert

Post by DanH90 » Mon Jul 10, 2023 8:32 pm

Must admit I’d never heard of Lindisfarne for many years (as a relatively young man) aside from Fog on the Tyne. Was introduced to them via Sam Fender, who did a cover of Winter Song a couple of years ago. Looked into them since, and Alan Hull was certainly a fantastic lyricist.

For anyone who’s interested in Sam Fender’s cover, here it is: https://youtu.be/92C7auMxer8

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Re: Lindisfarne in concert

Post by morpheus2 » Mon Jul 10, 2023 8:34 pm

Favourite Album - Dingly Dell .......... obviously!

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Re: Lindisfarne in concert

Post by Shipclaret » Mon Jul 10, 2023 8:53 pm

I have seen them a couple of times in the past few years, Apex at Bury St Edmunds and Lavenham Church( they had a bar in there...). I also saw them back in the seventies several times. Its doesn't have the same energy these days and Alan Hull's son in-law fills in very well for the great man. Just enjoy those great songs, have a couple of beers and it will be a right good night.

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Re: Lindisfarne in concert

Post by Bosscat » Mon Jul 10, 2023 8:55 pm

Shipclaret wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2023 8:53 pm
I have seen them a couple of times in the past few years, Apex at Bury St Edmunds and Lavenham Church( they had a bar in there...). I also saw them back in the seventies several times. Its doesn't have the same energy these days and Alan Hull's son in-law fills in very well for the great man. Just enjoy those great songs, have a couple of beers and it will be a right good night.
👍😉

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Re: Lindisfarne in concert

Post by Chobulous » Mon Jul 10, 2023 8:56 pm

City Song, Peter Brophy Don’t Care, Passing Ghosts all remind me of my days at Newcastle Uni in the 70s drinking in the Long Bar in the students union that was open from 3:00 until 6:00. Those were the days of licensing hours, but you could go on a proper bender because of that bar’s opening hours

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Re: Lindisfarne in concert

Post by Shipclaret » Mon Jul 10, 2023 8:57 pm

I have seen them a couple of times in the past few years, Apex at Bury St Edmunds and Lavenham Church( they had a bar in there...). I also saw them back in the seventies several times. It doesn't have the same energy these days and Alan Hull's son in-law fills in very well for the great man. Just enjoy those great songs, have a couple of beers and it will be a right good night.

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Re: Lindisfarne in concert

Post by ClaretLoup » Mon Jul 10, 2023 10:35 pm

Saw them most recently at Wylam Brewery Newcastle about a year ago. Different gravy watching them live with a bunch of Geordies, but they are all good versatile musicians & Alan Hulls son in law does a good job on the vocals. Rod Clements is the only original member. Easy to forget how many banging tunes they brought out until you see them live.
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Re: Lindisfarne in concert

Post by Claretlad » Mon Jul 10, 2023 11:15 pm

I saw Lindisfarne along with Santana and Bob Dylan at St James Park Newcastle ..25,000 of us in July 1984. Brilliant day out.

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Post by Volvoclaret » Mon Jul 10, 2023 11:41 pm

Claretlad wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2023 11:15 pm
I saw Lindisfarne along with Santana and Bob Dylan at St James Park Newcastle ..25,000 of us in July 1984. Brilliant day out.
My Mrs is a big fan and was at this concert. Said after Lindisfarne played a lot of the crowd left and didn't bother with Dylan. That's her memory, not sure if true.

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Re: Lindisfarne in concert

Post by houseboy » Wed Jul 12, 2023 11:12 am

ClaretTony wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2023 8:18 pm
I knew it was a long time ago but just looked it up and it was 1995.
Good grief. That one got by me. Maybe I did know and had forgotten. Strange.

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Re: Lindisfarne in concert

Post by houseboy » Wed Jul 12, 2023 11:14 am

ClaretLoup wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2023 10:35 pm
Saw them most recently at Wylam Brewery Newcastle about a year ago. Different gravy watching them live with a bunch of Geordies, but they are all good versatile musicians & Alan Hulls son in law does a good job on the vocals. Rod Clements is the only original member. Easy to forget how many banging tunes they brought out until you see them live.
Did they still do the Z cars theme?

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Re: Lindisfarne in concert

Post by ClaretLoup » Wed Jul 12, 2023 4:31 pm

houseboy wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2023 11:14 am
Did they still do the Z cars theme?
Nope

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Re: Lindisfarne in concert

Post by ClaretPete001 » Wed Jul 12, 2023 5:08 pm

Saw them back in 1984 erm or something at St James Park too many years ago and too many drugs ago (allegedly) with Dylan and Santana

My memory of them is a bit like my memory of most things from that year ..... foggy to completely blank.

And I managed to resist the foggy on the Tyne quip - well almost

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Post by ClaretPete001 » Wed Jul 12, 2023 5:13 pm

Here is a clip of the show where Bob Dylan turns Highway 61 Revisited into a Status Quo song like only a genius can....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rUjxin ... eithGubitz
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Re: Lindisfarne in concert

Post by Buxtonclaret » Thu Jul 13, 2023 11:24 pm

AfloatinClaret wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2023 8:30 pm
I went to a couple of their Newcastle City Hall Christmas concerts in the late 70s, perhaps not the best I've been to musically but an unbelievable atmosphere. 2000 Geordies filled with Christmas spirit; Lindisfarne could've been reciting from the Newcastle phone book and they'd have been singing along
Tickets for those Christmas gigs up in Newcastle were like gold dust in the 70s!
They were a great live group.
Saw them in Manchester a couple of times.

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Re: Lindisfarne in concert

Post by Bosscat » Sun Oct 01, 2023 7:11 pm

Sat in Victoria Hall for tonights concert 👍🙂
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Re: Lindisfarne in concert

Post by dougcollins » Sun Oct 01, 2023 7:29 pm

Bosscat wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2023 7:11 pm
Sat in Victoria Hall for tonights concert 👍🙂20231001_190913.jpg
Looks a tidy little place.

Reminds me of the one in Ilkley, saw Paul Jones there last year.

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Post by dougcollins » Sun Oct 01, 2023 7:35 pm

Is the PA suspended from the ceiling bosscat- looks like a series of concertinered boxes in order from small to large?

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Re: Lindisfarne in concert

Post by ashtonlongsider » Sun Oct 01, 2023 8:08 pm

First saw them at Preston around 1969, think it was a Charisma label promotion gig. Also on the bill were VDGG and if my memory serves me well the early Genesis. If not them it would be Quintessence or Audience. Anyhow Lindisfarne were brilliant and had everyone on there feet.

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Post by IanMcL » Sun Oct 01, 2023 9:48 pm

ashtonlongsider wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2023 8:08 pm
First saw them at Preston around 1969, think it was a Charisma label promotion gig. Also on the bill were VDGG and if my memory serves me well the early Genesis. If not them it would be Quintessence or Audience. Anyhow Lindisfarne were brilliant and had everyone on there feet.
Quintessence! That triggered a memory. My pal promoted them in Readibg Town Hall about 72 ish. I helped man the door.
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Post by IanMcL » Sun Oct 01, 2023 9:52 pm

Reading not Readibg of course!

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Post by Bosscat » Sun Oct 01, 2023 9:59 pm

IanMcL wrote:
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Reading not Readibg of course!
Thought you were on about Readibg in Poland Ian 🤣🤣🤣

Great concert brought back many memories ...
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Re: Lindisfarne in concert

Post by Juan Tanamera » Sun Oct 01, 2023 10:10 pm

Myself and a few friends saw Ray Jackson and Maddy Prior at Bacup Royal Court Theatre about 10 years ago.
We were treated to some classic Lindisfarne and Steeleye Span songs that night.
Marvelous stuff. 👍

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