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Thread: Lindisfarne- Porthcawl, last Saturday night

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    Lindisfarne- Porthcawl, last Saturday night

    Porthcawl, more renowned for Trecco Bay, a funfair at one end and Rest Bay at the other end, played host to Geordie folk-rockers Lindisfarne at the Grand Pavilion, with its big dome on the top of the building. Not the first time this band have played there, probably not the last either. Of course is not the same as it was, only Rod Clements survives in this bandís line up. However, the very mature audience were treated to an evening of all the favourites the band were renowned for in their heyday. If you wanted to forget about your troubles on the football field, and think about something else, then this was the answer.Two hours of honest musicians ploughing through songs such as ď Meet Me On The CornerĒ, Fog On The Tyne, Run For Home, and my own favourite, Lady Eleanor. Throw in a sprinkling of tracks from over the years, a lot which were written by the brilliant late Alan Hull, a good sing song in between, and there you have it.A really good feel good factor to end your Saturday evening. I just hope they come back this way, at some future date. Iíll be only too happy to go along.

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    Re: Lindisfarne- Porthcawl, last Saturday night

    Quote Originally Posted by Ivortheengine View Post
    Porthcawl, more renowned for Trecco Bay, a funfair at one end and Rest Bay at the other end, played host to Geordie folk-rockers Lindisfarne at the Grand Pavilion, with its big dome on the top of the building. Not the first time this band have played there, probably not the last either. Of course is not the same as it was, only Rod Clements survives in this band’s line up. However, the very mature audience were treated to an evening of all the favourites the band were renowned for in their heyday. If you wanted to forget about your troubles on the football field, and think about something else, then this was the answer.Two hours of honest musicians ploughing through songs such as “ Meet Me On The Corner”, Fog On The Tyne, Run For Home, and my own favourite, Lady Eleanor. Throw in a sprinkling of tracks from over the years, a lot which were written by the brilliant late Alan Hull, a good sing song in between, and there you have it.A really good feel good factor to end your Saturday evening. I just hope they come back this way, at some future date. I’ll be only too happy to go along.
    When is a band still the same band that they were in their heyday (for those who may be drawn to gigs for that particular material)?

    What about bands that split into two like Yes and UB40 with both entities touring under the band's name?

    What about bands like Man and Dr Feelgood who tour with no original members?

    Does it matter?

    Is a darned sock still the same sock?

    Why are we here?

    Is it really only Thursday?

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    Re: Lindisfarne- Porthcawl, last Saturday night

    Trigger's broom springs to mind.

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    Re: Lindisfarne- Porthcawl, last Saturday night

    Saw them at the Shrewsbury folk festival a few weeks ago they were very good. Played all their old hits rather than the dreaded here's a track from our new album.

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    Re: Lindisfarne- Porthcawl, last Saturday night

    Quote Originally Posted by Shrewsbury Blue View Post
    Saw them at the Shrewsbury folk festival a few weeks ago they were very good. Played all their old hits rather than the dreaded here's a track from our new album.
    But as only one member was from the original band doesn't that make them close to a tribute band?

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    Re: Lindisfarne- Porthcawl, last Saturday night

    Quote Originally Posted by Taunton Blue Genie View Post
    But as only one member was from the original band doesn't that make them close to a tribute band?
    Football clubs change there players, management and owners on a frequent basis. Are CCFC a tribute club? You've got me thinking now!

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    Re: Lindisfarne- Porthcawl, last Saturday night

    Quote Originally Posted by Tuerto View Post
    Football clubs change there players, management and owners on a frequent basis. Are CCFC a tribute club? You've got me thinking now!
    I once attended a cider festival at Bristol Temple Meads and a Wurzels tribute band were playing onstage!

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    Re: Lindisfarne- Porthcawl, last Saturday night

    Quote Originally Posted by bobh View Post
    Trigger's broom springs to mind.
    I was going to post that, ah well.

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    Re: Lindisfarne- Porthcawl, last Saturday night

    Quote Originally Posted by Ivortheengine View Post
    Porthcawl, more renowned for Trecco Bay, a funfair at one end and Rest Bay at the other end, played host to Geordie folk-rockers Lindisfarne at the Grand Pavilion, with its big dome on the top of the building. Not the first time this band have played there, probably not the last either. Of course is not the same as it was, only Rod Clements survives in this band’s line up. However, the very mature audience were treated to an evening of all the favourites the band were renowned for in their heyday. If you wanted to forget about your troubles on the football field, and think about something else, then this was the answer.Two hours of honest musicians ploughing through songs such as “ Meet Me On The Corner”, Fog On The Tyne, Run For Home, and my own favourite, Lady Eleanor. Throw in a sprinkling of tracks from over the years, a lot which were written by the brilliant late Alan Hull, a good sing song in between, and there you have it.A really good feel good factor to end your Saturday evening. I just hope they come back this way, at some future date. I’ll be only too happy to go along.
    Sounds a good night to disappear form the crap of todays life into ones care free past .

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    Re: Lindisfarne- Porthcawl, last Saturday night

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    Re: Lindisfarne- Porthcawl, last Saturday night

    Quote Originally Posted by Tuerto View Post
    Football clubs change there players, management and owners on a frequent basis. Are CCFC a tribute club? You've got me thinking now!
    Not the best of analogies, in all honesty.

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    Re: Lindisfarne- Porthcawl, last Saturday night

    I once made love while listening to Lindesfarne's Back and Fourth album

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    Re: Lindisfarne- Porthcawl, last Saturday night

    Quote Originally Posted by Rock_Flock_of_Five View Post
    Not the best of analogies, in all honesty.
    Yeah, it was a bit of a joke in all honesty!

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    Re: Lindisfarne- Porthcawl, last Saturday night

    Quote Originally Posted by Ivortheengine View Post
    Porthcawl, more renowned for Trecco Bay, a funfair at one end and Rest Bay at the other end, played host to Geordie folk-rockers Lindisfarne at the Grand Pavilion, with its big dome on the top of the building. Not the first time this band have played there, probably not the last either. Of course is not the same as it was, only Rod Clements survives in this bandís line up. However, the very mature audience were treated to an evening of all the favourites the band were renowned for in their heyday. If you wanted to forget about your troubles on the football field, and think about something else, then this was the answer.Two hours of honest musicians ploughing through songs such as ď Meet Me On The CornerĒ, Fog On The Tyne, Run For Home, and my own favourite, Lady Eleanor. Throw in a sprinkling of tracks from over the years, a lot which were written by the brilliant late Alan Hull, a good sing song in between, and there you have it.A really good feel good factor to end your Saturday evening. I just hope they come back this way, at some future date. Iíll be only too happy to go along.
    In these difficult times, seeing a live band that you like, albeit a much changed one like Lindisfarne still lift the spirits.

    I was lucky enough to see Graham Gouldman of 10cc a few weeks ago in the Gate Arts Centre, Roath and found it massively uplifting and quite emotional. Other people I spoke to afterwards felt the exactly the same.

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    Re: Lindisfarne- Porthcawl, last Saturday night

    With only one original member left, this reminds me about the axe joke ... "this is your great grandad's axe; it's only had three new heads and two new handles in its lifetime".

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    Re: Lindisfarne- Porthcawl, last Saturday night

    Quote Originally Posted by az city View Post
    With only one original member left, this reminds me about the axe joke ... "this is your great grandad's axe; it's only had three new heads and two new handles in its lifetime".
    See Trigger analogy previously mentioned.

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    Re: Lindisfarne- Porthcawl, last Saturday night

    Thunder are doing a spoken word and acoustic gig there soon celebrating 50 years eeek

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    Re: Lindisfarne- Porthcawl, last Saturday night

    there are 11 players playing under the name ccfc but they bear no resemblance to the team and club from my youth!

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    Re: Lindisfarne- Porthcawl, last Saturday night

    Inspired by a visit to Northumberland a few weeks back, and to the Holy Island itself (which is beautiful, btw) I listened to a few of their songs for the first time in ages. I had 'Fog on the Tyne' on vinyl from the 70s. Be careful with Lady Eleanor - the chorus was an earworm for a few days and driving me mad. "Meet me on the corner" still sounds good, some of the others less so. I've read they are good live though, whatever the line up compared to the original one.

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    Re: Lindisfarne- Porthcawl, last Saturday night

    Quote Originally Posted by Moodybluebird View Post
    In these difficult times, seeing a live band that you like, albeit a much changed one like Lindisfarne still lift the spirits.

    I was lucky enough to see Graham Gouldman of 10cc a few weeks ago in the Gate Arts Centre, Roath and found it massively uplifting and quite emotional. Other people I spoke to afterwards felt the exactly the same.
    I was also there. I had been looking forward to this show for quite some time. Great to hear the stories behind all the songs. People don’t realise how many hit songs he’s written for other artists aswell as 10cc. My own favourite being Bus Stop by the Hollies. Anyone who’s been inducted into the Hall Of Fame got to be worth listening to. It was my first visit to the Gate, and they even let me have a poster on the wall by the entrance. Hopefully he will come back, as it was a great evenings entertainment.

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