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Old 03-18-2006, 08:47 PM   #1
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Hi John,
Just thought you might want to read up on a bit of history when you get a chance. :D

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This one is quite interesting as well!
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Old 03-20-2006, 01:50 PM   #3
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Hi John,
Just thought you might want to read up on a bit of history when you get a chance. :D

Cheers,
SM
Very nice SM yes I know that the "Rock" people largely originated from my neck of the woods in the Southwest of England.
In fact for many years I lived almost opposite the home of Bonny Sartin of the fairly well known UK group "The Yetties"
They got their name because they hail from the Dorset village of Yetminster, near Yeovil and Sherborne.
Earlier I had attended the same school in Sherborne as the current three members and in my class was the leader's older brother George Sartin and their original drummer Bob Common
Bonny runs their excellent website at:-
http://www.theyetties.co.uk/
you can read their story at:-
http://www.theyetties.co.uk/history....477cc2228f589e
and from a delightful page entitled "Scrumpy*** and Western" at:-
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~gunning/yetties.html
I read
"Formed way back the early 1960s, the band's original members were Bonny Sartin, Pete Shutler, Mac McCulloch and Bob Common. The line-up remained unchanged until 1979, when Bob left."

Thr Original Quartet of
Mac,Pete,Bob and Bonny
Quaffing either good "real ale" or the paler "scrumpy"***

I bring this up mainly because of their Newfie connections:-
from their 1996 Newsletter at:-
http://www.theyetties.co.uk/viewnews...php?sid=&id=52

"THE BANKS OF NEWFOUNDLAND
Back in 1983 we toured Newfoundland as part of the celebrations for the 400th anniversary of the official founding of the province. At the end of August we are paying another visit to help raise funds to rebuild The Lester-Garland House.....

Lester-Garland House - The site of the First Brick House in Newfoundland

.....in Trinity. When finished it is hoped to use the house as a museum and educational centre to promote the historical links between Newfoundland and the West of England and in particular those between Trinity and Dorset. This is the dream of Alan Perry, who is the driving force behind our Wimborne concerts each March, and I'm sure he will get there. Last year for instance he rode a penny farthing across Newfoundland collecting money on the way. He fell off after 40 miles and cycled the remaining 120 with a broken arm."
and on
http://www.theyetties.co.uk/song237_...altz_music.htm
you can read
"Granny's Waltz

There have been very strong links between Dorset and Newfoundland for hundreds of years and we've been lucky enough to travel there a few times. Prior to our first trip we were asked to do some concerts in this country with a group of Newfoundland players. This was when we first met Rufus Guinchard, a unique fiddle player who was then in his eighties. We had some good times together both here and in Newfoundland, and Granny's Waltz is one of his tunes"
Great stuff!!
John Fowles BSc(Eng)
Yes verily the engineer!!
*** oh yes "Scrumpy" is the term for the rough and potent local apple cider

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Very interesting read there John. You are quite informed! Yes, Rufus was pretty good at the fiddle.
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