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Maurice

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belfast singers
« on: February 05, 2006, 09:07:50 PM »
Does anyone remember a singing guitar player back in the late fifties who was known as the Belfast Troubador.
His Christian name was Gerry and her worked in a shop close to Matchetts music shop. He made at least one LP with a song called 'The hole in the window'

Any information appreciated

arkie

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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2006, 11:51:50 PM »
MAURICE, DID HE SING IN ST. MARYS HALL IN BANK ST.

Maurice

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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2006, 01:06:23 PM »
Thanks Arkie. He may have appeared in Bank Street and I think he toured with Frank Carsons touring group.
I'm trying to remember what shop he worked in. It might have been a record shop close to Lizars.

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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2006, 04:01:57 PM »
Hello Maurice
I should be able to get his name next week
There was also Billy killen from the Falls area,Alex Burns from Dundonald, Trixie Hamilton (Bass) Tony Morrelli,
Jackie Flavelle and the top of them all, was a guy from the Shankill who died two years ago. I will get his name soon also

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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2006, 04:38:06 PM »
Just remembered the top guitar player from the Shankill His name was Foggy Lyttle RIP and he played all over the west end of London and the west coast of the USA

Maurice

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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2006, 07:35:41 PM »
Thanks for replies to this one, but just out of the blue the Troubadours real name came to me.
It was Gerry Campbell. Does anyone know if he stayed in the music scene or his whereabots now?

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Maurice

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« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2006, 09:31:23 PM »
Maurice
I have a friend  Gerry Rice, who is a jazz pro in Belfast and if anyone knows, he will
I will find out by the week-end

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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2006, 12:07:00 AM »
Found out that Danny Campbell - trumpeter with St Peter's Silver band had a son called Gerry. I wonder is there a connection

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« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2006, 12:20:28 AM »
I will get the answer by thursday Mo.

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« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2006, 06:33:59 PM »
I WOULD SAY THAT JOHN TURLEY WAS THE BEST .

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« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2006, 07:32:16 PM »
Arkie
Do you mean Frankie Turley

Maurice

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« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2006, 06:47:21 PM »
I heard Gerry Anderson talking about the Belfast Cowboy- Al Burrowes. I remember Al travelling with a concert group back in the late 50s.
There was also, in that party, a Canadian called David Holman who was married to a N Ireland girl. He taught singing from his home and he did several fifteen minute broadcasts with the BBC. He left Northern Ireland in the late sixties to Join the Saddlers Wells Opera.

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« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2006, 08:53:36 PM »
NO MAGEEKA. THAT WAS HIS BROTHER . A GOOD SINGER BUT NOT IN JOHN S CLASS. ANOTHER GOOD SINGER , WAS A JOE RICE. HIS FAV. WAS MY FRIEND.

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« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2006, 10:57:24 PM »
Van Morrison excellent. I think the singer of the song on the titanic site is great.

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« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2006, 03:40:19 AM »
Hi Titanic and welcome to the site
About Van
Did he used to be in a B/fast group called "Them ? "
I believe they had a hit around 1964 called "Baby Please don't Go" or something like that