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Hi from Frank Vickers

Postby frankvic » Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:28 pm

I've been playing HG since around 1995/6. I borrowed a friend's then bought a secondhand Eaton which, I've had ever since. I was one of the organisers of the Massive Village Orchestra (if anyone remembers that). I'm also in the band Xim. The band has been quiet for about 3 years but we're getting back on to it and already have a few gigs lined up.

I was selling CDs through Cube Roots (and still have lots left if anyone wants any). However, I'm taking that little project apart at the moment.

As well as HG I play bodhran. I'm currently learning the violin - which seems much harder than the HG!

I live in Norwich.
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Re: Hi from Frank Vickers

Postby ruthbramley » Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:55 pm

Good to see you here, Frank. Long time no see!

Sorry to hear that CubeRoots is no more.
Forthcoming gigs:
14 Oct - Steve Tilston, Ely Folk Club
18 Nov - James Hickman and Dan Cassidy, Ely Folk Club
5 Dec - ColvinQuarmby, Arkenstall Village Centre, Haddenham, Cambs
9 Dec - Dave Swarbrick, Ely Folk Club
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Re: Hi from Frank Vickers

Postby Scott Marshall » Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:50 pm

Hi Frank,
did you import the Garmarna & Hedningarna stuff?
Thanks for joining the GurdyBB!
Look forward to meeting you at the fest next month :D
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Re: Hi from Frank Vickers

Postby Euan » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:17 am

Hello Frank. Not seen you around for a bit but good news to hear that Xim are planning a few gigs again. Must mean that the Eaton is coming out again...where it ought to be.
RGL and others keep badgering me to do the french dancing bit but I am not that keen. Sounds like there's already loads of noise and I've stopped playing regularly for The Golden Star because the sound is too cocophanous for me. Perhaps some people like the 'safety in numbers' bit. I like a bit of space in the music sometimes.
Have you plans to put Xim on myspace? You tube? Already there? Can't find you.
Bound to run into you again.
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Re: Hi from Frank Vickers

Postby frankvic » Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:46 pm

Hi folks and thanks for the welcome

I do still have tons of CD titles and probably all the Garmarna & Hedningarna ones as well as the Hurdy Gurdy Prototyp album.
PM or email me if you want, I'll look at setting up some sort of spreadsheet affair.

Yes Roddy I'll be bringing out the HG. I was going through the tunes from our CD the other day and realised I couldn't actually remeber some of them. That Wavy Beard is a tough one.

I'll look into setting up some presence on Myspace or facebook or something too.
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Re: Hi from Frank Vickers

Postby snozz » Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:28 pm

Hi Frank. Glad Xim are doing some more gigs. I remember seeing you in Norwich probably 5 or 6 years ago now. Your CD was guaranteed to get our daughter to stop crying when she was a baby . She's 7 this year!

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Re: Hi from Frank Vickers

Postby frankvic » Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:36 pm

Thanks for all the comments folks. Yes our kids were sent to sleep by that album too - but also by the Quintet de Cornemuse one so we were in good company.

I've just managed to set up a myspace account


It isn't populated with very much yet. Working on it
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