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Old 04-05-2009, 08:31 PM   #1
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Default Lightfoot Cover Show: Aurora, On, on May 2/09

Great news - I just spoke to my brother, Paul Bartlett, and as many of you are aware, John Stinson and him are performing a Lightfoor cover show, in Aurora, Ontario on May 2/09 at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall, 106 Industrial PKWY North.

They have been in touch with fellow Corfid Member, Dawns Minstrel who has agreed to come from New York and perform at the show as a guest. Many of you have seen the excellent covers he has contributed within the cover section of this site. They are excited to have him on board!

John and Paul have been practicing together throughout the winter months and are dedicating this show to the late Red Shea who was thier friend, mentor and teacher.

Aurora was Red's home town for the past 30 years. This is an evening that many of you Corfid members would really enjoy. Show time starts at 7:30pm. Tickets will be available at the door for 15 dollars. Tickets can also be ordered through contacting WWW.lightfoottribute.ca

This is a small, homey venue with just over 100 seats -- we expect tickets will sell quickly -so if you are thinking of coming to the show, order your tickets ASAP. Corfid members are being advised ahead of time. Next week they will be advertising in the newspaper and on radio.

They expect the concert to be about 2.5 hours of great Lightfoot gold!!

There will also be a screening of vintage film footage of Gordong Lightfoot, Red Shea and John Stockfish performing, which very few folks of seen.


Date: May 2, 2009
Time: 7:30pm
Place: Royal Canadian Legion Hall,
106 Industrial PKWY North (http://maps.google.ca/maps?hl=en&tab=wl)
Auroroa ON
Tickets 15.00
Purchase: 1) At door or 2, via WWW.lightfoottribute.ca

Look forward to seeing some Corfidians there!!
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Old 04-06-2009, 12:54 PM   #2
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Great news

There will also be a screening of vintage film footage of Gordong Lightfoot, Red Shea and John Stockfish performing,

yes, Great news!

i often wonder how many corfidians even live in southern Ontario, let alone York Region (i know there are a few down in the Niagara area)...anyhow, it would be well worth he drive to Acton...i mean Aurora easy to get to from either/and/or 401, 407, 404

great idea to show some Gord...is the footage from Telescope-Lightfoot Forward? sounds cool...i am still looking for the CBC 1968 show that JohnF recorded on reel to reel

idea: a US corfid attendee bus should be chartered, one way

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Old 04-06-2009, 05:21 PM   #3
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Default Re: Lightfoot Cover Show: Aurora, On, on May 2/09

Hello everyone,

I just wanted to mention here that I'm honored to have been asked to participate in this, that I thank John and Paul for inviting me, and that I look forward to meeting some fellow corfidians there. Now off to the woodshed....

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Old 04-06-2009, 05:25 PM   #4
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I may have to figure out a way to get to Aurora..
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Old 04-06-2009, 05:44 PM   #5
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char, the train basically runs right through the venue (the Aurora stop is only minutes away) so GO is ideal...but if it's like the Canadian Pacific line out here (which runs through MY venue, lol) there is no weekend eve service....you are much more familiar with the website and schedules, it makes me dizzy

i would love to capture a barren 'dress' rehearsal on audio/video...setting up cams in front of the stage during shows is so intrusive...hopefully this is the first of many!
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Old 04-06-2009, 06:51 PM   #6
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james - the boys will have to let you know when they will be getting togethre for rehearsals..if you can make it then get your Fisher Price "My First Camera" up there and record it!
I"ll check the GO website for train times.
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Old 04-06-2009, 07:37 PM   #7
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good one, lol, it's actually my second one...and it's Melissa & Doug

ideally i'd visit family out east and scoop you on the way back and diagonal north...but it's a rare weekend where they are headed into town for an event (i am taping)...i think the videos that John is posting currently aren't too shabby at all sound wise and there is no moving heads or butts or chatting to compete with, as is often the case "live"

i am sure GL lovers will make up the majority and be hushed throughout the entertainment (and if they aren't i'm sure you'll be having them answer to you directly, lol)
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Old 04-11-2009, 10:05 AM   #8
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bringing the cream (current events) to the top....
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Old 04-11-2009, 11:21 AM   #9
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Thanks for bump jj. I'm wondering if any corfiders (aside from John and Paul of course) will be there. It would be fun to meet in person.
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Old 04-11-2009, 11:34 AM   #10
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Default Re: Lightfoot Cover Show: Aurora, On, on May 2/09

[QUOTE=musky_man;150754]Great news - I just spoke to my brother, Paul Bartlett, and as many of you are aware, John Stinson and him are performing a Lightfoor cover show, in Aurora, Ontario on May 2/09 at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall, 106 Industrial PKWY North.

They have been in touch with fellow Corfid Member, Dawns Minstrel who has agreed to come from New York and perform at the show as a guest. Many of you have seen the excellent covers he has contributed within the cover section of this site. They are excited to have him on board!


Paul, John and Tim,
Best of Luck at the show! You guys all play Lightfoot's songs with a lot of talent and emotion. It is a nice tribute to Red for sure. Knock em dead!
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Old 04-13-2009, 07:14 AM   #11
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Thanks for bump jj. I'm wondering if any corfiders (aside from John and Paul of course) will be there. It would be fun to meet in person.
hi Tim, no problem
I think it should be bumped at least semi-weekly during the countdown
I've got a scheduling conflict at present but looking forward to, regardless

John, Paul - thought I'd drop a wee 2006 pic here lifted from vid

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Old 04-15-2009, 12:18 AM   #12
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Default Re: Lightfoot Cover Show: Aurora, On, on May 2/09

Yes, that's quite a line up of talent. It will be a great show
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Old 04-20-2009, 02:56 PM   #13
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Hello everyone,

I just wanted to mention here that I'm honored to have been asked to participate in this, that I thank John and Paul for inviting me, and that I look forward to meeting some fellow corfidians there. Now off to the woodshed....

DawnsMinstrel
Hi Tim.

I am also honored to be included as part of this very special show and I really am looking forward to meeting you and other fellow corfidians as well.

It will be a treat to work again with John and Paul as they have proven their worth as we have seen here in their videos.

A notable point about this event is that it is being held in Aurora, the hometown of Red Shea, and John and Paul being students of the master makes it even that much more special.

Cheers, Ron J.
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Old 04-20-2009, 03:23 PM   #14
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Default Re: Lightfoot Cover Show: Aurora, On, on May 2/09

Hi Ron,

I'm very glad to know you're going to be there too. It's going to be great fun. This is a great shot in the arm for me. That is just so cool that John and Paul were Red's students.

Looking forward to meeting you!

best wishes,

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Old 04-27-2009, 01:53 PM   #15
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ok, bringing this back to the top as the countdown is on!

if you guys are rehearsing Friday i might be able to be available to help archive it...it hinges on the weather here

if not it seems like there is already a great selection of video to sample from from the various guy's youtube channels
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Old 04-27-2009, 10:14 PM   #16
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I'm hoping I'll get there too!
RJ - we'll hook up later this week..
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:03 AM   #17
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Default Re: Lightfoot Cover Show: Aurora, On, on May 2/09

Hi guys,

Thanks for putting up with my shameless plugs.

So we're all set to go this saturday night at the Aurora Legion Hall
105 Industrial Parkway North. (mapquest it)
7:30 start.

I don't know who on our famous corfid site live in the southern Ontario market and can make it out.

I only know of...
Char...i think she's coming
JJ......he has a prior commitment i think..tx jj for doing a couple of thread bumps
Yuri...the bio says mississauga...but I don't know.

If there are more out there from Corfid, We'd love to see you.

...and once more we have the following guest performers lined up

Tim Dennis coming up from Rochester
http://www.youtube.com/user/GordIsKing
and
Ron Jones coming in from everywhere
and
Kathy Thorpe from Toronto
and
Paul Bartlett from Toronto
thanks again

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Old 05-03-2009, 01:05 AM   #18
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Just in from the show! We had a wonderful evening of music and laughs and catching up with Ron, John, Paul, Mark and meeting Tim aka GordisKing/DawnsMinstrel...An amazing group of talented people! Paul's wife sang a couple of tunes and Ron's son Liam sang harmony with his dad!
My goodness it was a lot of fun.
John and Paul really did a lot of work setting the whole event up with a slide show and videos to see, a great sound system and an amazing selection of Lightfoot tunes.
The place was pretty well full and I'd think there were about 80 folks of all ages out for a celebration of Lightfoot music.
I took pics and there were video cameras set up so there will be some editing etc. and John will be posting it as soon as he gets it done..
I'll work on the pictures tomorrow..
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Old 05-03-2009, 09:47 AM   #19
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great to hear it went well! congrats to the whole gang (who is mark?)

can't wait to see/hear video...i hope those lenses were zoomed IN tight so we can see Paul's finger work...then again, you can overdo it....lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZtzz...e=channel_page

i hope this leads to many more gigs...would have loved to meet up, Tim...travel safe (you're a real trooper)
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Old 05-03-2009, 11:32 AM   #20
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Mark - aka - Musky Man - Paul's brother.
The cameras were set up and then they just ran all night.
I hope John puts up the set list of each performer..lots of tunes Gord doesn't do anymore were sung.
Try to make it to the next one James..
Tim was a super trooper and a fine addition to the many talented Lightheads I've had the pleasure of seeing.
Thanks to all!
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Old 05-03-2009, 01:37 PM   #21
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sounds great, a multi-camera shoot which will be a blast to edit...hope fully got the sound recorded through the board, however not a must since probably not competing with curling on tv this time

i meant to say that of course RonJ also a trooper for this! and hopefully also tying the visit into some studio work with Liam plus continued family visits, post-St Pat's Day

btw, did you get to see the 1968 CBC live, finally? (with the Face of a Thousand People and other gems) that John had mentioned scoring in prior post

i have an index of youtube tunes by these guys...any that aren't on our Gord Covers links/list, char?:

TIM:

IYCRMM
The long river
Talking in your sleep
Wherefore and why
The gypsy
Beautiful
Softly
EMR
The way I feel
Miguel
Pussywillows cat tails
Affair on 8th ave

RONJ
(well, awaitng youtube site but these come to mind from the past):

Bitter green
IYCRMM
CRT
DQ
Face of 1000 people
TWOTEF
SDYS
I’m not sayin

JOHN/PAUL:

For loving Me
I’m not supposed to care
Pony man
IYCRMM
Cotton Jenny
Inspiration Lady
DSMMN
I’ll tag along
I’m not sayin
Rainy day people
Ballad of yarmouth castle
SFAWN
High and dry
SDYS
TWOTEF
EMR

note: youtube is handy nothing could campare to the live vibe!


cheers once again, on standby
jj

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Old 05-03-2009, 03:11 PM   #22
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Hi everybody!

We're back in Rochester. My wife, Pep, and I had a great time last night. It was really a lot of fun meeting John, Paul, Ron, Char and all the others. John and Paul really put together a great show, and they must have done a good job of getting the word out because we had a good crowd. John, Paul, Kathy, Ron and Liam all gave excellent performances. I especially enjoyed Ron's CRT and John and Paul's I'll Tag Along.

This morning we got up and took John's suggestion to have breakfast at Jonathan's in Aurora, and we weren't sorry. Excellent pancakes and omelettes and a great atmosphere. I doubt the HoJo's would have compared well. The drive home was fine. Traffic through Toronto was lighter than yesterday, though I sometimes felt I had inadvertently stumbled into a racecourse.

Anyway, the experience was a good one for both of us and it left me wanting to do more of the same someday.

jj: I'm pretty sure all my Lightfoot videos are linked to in my cover thread. I haven't put up anything new since November for various reasons. The latest problem is that I can't seem to get my audio equipment to do what it had been doing in the past. For some reason, the audio quality that I'm getting now is really unsatisfactory. I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong, but I'll keep working on it.

take care all!

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Old 05-03-2009, 03:14 PM   #23
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oops just noticed:

I also have DQ and SFAWN videos jj. It's not on the list you've put in this thread. I'll have to check my cover thread and see if they're there...

Tim

.... yup they're there, nevermind.
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Old 05-03-2009, 03:30 PM   #24
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There was a huge variety covered right from the beginning right thru to the Harmony LP. I should have kept a set-list!
John had them written down and I'm sure each artist can provide a more comprehensive (and correct) list.
We could have sat there for hours enjoying ourselves!
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