Thursday, 31 July 2008
This Monday (4th August) sees the return of "For-Play" They haven't played on the radio for a long time due to other heavy commitments.
Actually, they have changed their name now and go under the guise of Gentle Touch George.
Join me Monday night from 10pm live across Furness and South Cumbria from 10pm on 107.3 Abbey FM to find out why and here them live on the radio
Wednesday, 30 July 2008
Tuesday, 29 July 2008
Monday, 28 July 2008
All these were recorded at the Centenary party. The recording quality of the audio isnt perfect due to background noise and other factors.
Gwen Hechle performing Masters of War.
Gwen Hechle singing Mr Tamborine Man (taken from the side of the stage)
I managed to get photos and videos of some of the acts that were playing and in the evening I was on the main stage myself bringing on different bands and performers
Photos below are mainly of the crowds that attended. Will post more photos in a seperate post.
Sunday, 27 July 2008
If you have a bit of free time then get down to Walney Park near to the Ferry pub from around midday.
Friday, 25 July 2008
Thursday, 24 July 2008
Wednesday, 23 July 2008
The site is at www.southlakes-uk.co.uk and whilst you're at it have a look at www.barrowpubs.co.uk which is a history of every pub and hotyel that has ever stood in Barrow In Furness
And why am I giving you these two sites to look at..... Two reasons....
They're local to the Furness Area
They are both my own work.
You guessed it. I am the author, creator and webmaster of them both.
Monday, 21 July 2008
All this week I will be presenting the mid morning show whilst at the same time taking a break from my late night slot with the exception of Friday nights retro dance party and the Sunday phone in.
Website reviews and The Bradshaws will return in August to the late show but meanwhile its Mid Mornings til and including next Tuesday.
Sunday, 20 July 2008
Saturday, 19 July 2008
In fact, in addition to the temporary move to days I will still be presenting the retro dance party on Friday nights as well as the Sunday night phone in.
Friday, 18 July 2008
It was a busy, (very busy) show, lots of texts and interaction from the listeners. Not sure if that is the norm for this show or whether it was because it was the weekend coming up.
Lets see what Monday's show brings
Denis Horan will be looking after things on the late show for me and I will be back on the late show from Wednesday 30th July.
Thursday, 17 July 2008
The location sets the scene for a backdrop of the beautiful Furness Peninsula with some magnificent views.
Double click any photo to view full size
Wednesday, 16 July 2008
Jodi and Ali (Aka Tongue Tide) back on the show to promote their upcoming "Twisted cabaret" gig at Ulverston Sports Club on Friday 25th July. More info at www.myspace.com/tonguetideuk
The full session is available for download HERE.
A video of Tongue Tide peforming "The Irish Ballad" live in the studio is below.
Tuesday, 15 July 2008
Live tonight from 10pm Crissie Black talked about her music and was joined by Carl Hallows to talk about Furness Fest.
The session can be downloaded by clicking HERE.
Double click the photos to view full size and you can find out more about Crissie at www.myspace.com/crissieblack
Monday, 14 July 2008
Atlas had such a good response last time they were on the show that they have been invited back to play and talk about the upcoming Furness Fest.
They played live on the show, talked about their influences and we linked up live with Carl Hallows who was on the site at Furness Fest preparing for this weekends big events.
Double click the photo for full size. A download of the full session is available HERE and a video recorded live in the studio is below.
Sunday, 13 July 2008
Saturday, 12 July 2008
Friday, 11 July 2008
The Sunday Night phone in and debate will continue as normal and so will the Friday Night Retro Dance Party
Back on the late show on Wednesday 30th July with a new look to part of the show.
Note that all the usual features on the late show will be suspended until I return
Thursday, 10 July 2008
Double click the photo to view full size. Download the session recorded live in the studio from HERE. A video of them performing one of their songs called "If I Were You" is below.
Wednesday, 9 July 2008
Jon did a live acoustic session in the studio and chatted about the "fest" which is getting nearer the date. 18th 19th and 20th July at Sinkfall Farm.
A video of one of his songs performed live in the studio at Abbey FM is below.
The full acoustic session is available for download from HERE
Double click on the photo for a full size image
Tuesday, 8 July 2008
Tonight from 10pm live from Abbey FM studios, Jon Byrne made a welcome return to the airwaves playing acoustically. The last time he was on Abbey FM was April 2007 and since then he has gone from strength to strength playing all over the UK, more notably in the London area.
He is now signed to a record label and the whole session live on Abbey FMs acoustic hour is available for download HERE.
Double click on the photo to view full size.
A video of one of his songs recorded live in the Abbey FM studios is below.
Monday, 7 July 2008
The full radio session is available for download by clicking HERE and if you double click the photo you will then see it as full size.
A video of one of his songs performed live in the studio is below
First of all a big thankyou to the young girl who came forward to tell her story on the radio. I promised you anonymity and it will stay that way. The discussion sparked a large response and other people contacted the show saying they were vistims of bullying and telling their stories.
Now, I want you to read on and see if this helps you.
Bullying can be a complex issue for parents of children with special needs. Things like language delays, academic frustrations, motor-skill problems, lack of understanding of social cues, and sensory-integration issues can make kids bigger targets for teasing, but they can also cause them to set themselves up for teasing, as well as do things that are perceived as bullying to others.
Check out www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov
One thing I like about the Stop Bullying Now! site is that it regards all aspects of bullying and offers suggestions equally to those who bully, those who watch bullying, and those who bully. The lines between those groups are often not as rigid as many anti-bullying programs make them out to be, and the videos and other resources on this site work to help students think these issues through and understand what others may be feeling.
Hope this information helps
Sunday, 6 July 2008
Saturday, 5 July 2008
Friday, 4 July 2008
Thursday, 3 July 2008
The current line up is detailed below:-
ACOUSTIC SESSIONS JULY and AUGUST 2008
Mon 7th July ALLAN HANNATH
Tue 8th July JON BYRNE
Wed 9th July JONNY REGAN / CARL HALLOWS
Thu 10th July 43p SHORT
Mon 14th July ATLAS
Thu 15th July CRISSIE BLACK
Wed 16th July TONGUE TIDE
Thu 17th July DAVID DUFFIN
Mon 4th Aug FOR-PLAY
Jon Byrne's live performances have to be seen to be believed; with exuberant foot stomping, anarchic personality syndrome and broken strings. He then cleverley whisks you off into a seemingly tranquil state that leads you into a false sense of security by giving you soft tones, fragile heart strings and emotional roller coasters, before slapping you in the face once again with the honest realism of social degeneration and urban cataclysm. Jon Byrne is a 'finger on the trigger' zeitgeist troubadour.
Check out his website at www.myspace.com/jonbyrnemusic and tune into Abbey FMs acoustic Hour this Tuesday 8th July from 10pm
Jon has been living and playing down in London and is back in Barrow for a very short time and its a pleasure to have him back on the radio to talk about his life and loves of music as well as playing his songs.
Wednesday, 2 July 2008
Louise Mary Martin made their 2nd appearance on the acoustic slot, talking about their music and playing live on the radio. Chatting about Furness Fest and other upcoming gigs. Find out more at their website www.myspace.com/louisemarymartin .
Double click the photo for full size.
The whole session can be downloaded by clicking HERE.
A video of one of the songs performed live in the studio is below.
Tuesday, 1 July 2008
Gwens back on the radio and she loves every minute of it. Live from 10pm she sang, played, chatted and performed very well.
Double click on the photo to view full size
Check Gwen out at her myspace site which is www.myspace.com/gwenhechle
The full session can be download by clicking HERE and a video of "The Old Lady" song is below.