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15087 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 15 years ago. 106 of them this year alone and, so far, 4 this month (Feb. 1).

From This Moment On ...

February

Fri 03: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 03: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 03: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 03: Abbie Finn Trio @ Saltburn Community Hall. 7:30pm.
Fri 03: Dilutey Juice @ Bobik's, Punch Bowl, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Fri 03: Smoove & Turrell @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. 7:30pm (doors). £25.00.
Fri 03: Struggle Buggy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Blind Pig Blues Club.

Sat 04: Alligator Gumbo @ St Augustine's Parish Centre, Darlington. 12:30pm.
Sat 04: Play Jazz! workshop @ The Globe, Newcastle. 1:30pm. Tutor: John Pope - Up Your Rhythm Game. £25.00. Enrol at: www.jazz.coop.
Sat 04: King Bees @ Grainger Market, Newcastle. 6:30pm (doors). Live music, comedy, DJs, food stalls. £10.00. advance, £15.00. on the door. Blues band King Bees on stage 9:45-11:15pm. A Great Market Caper event.
Sat 04: Jives Aces @ The Witham, Barnard Castle. 7:30pm.
Sat 04: Renegade Brass Band @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 7:30pm (doors).
Sat 04: Rendezvous Jazz @ Red Lion, Earsdon. 8:00pm. £3.00.

Sun 05 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 05: Rivkala @ Cumberland Arms, Newcastle. 6:00pm.
Sun 05: Jive Aces @ Fire Station, Sunderland. 7:30pm.
Sun 05: Dale Storr @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 05: Jam No.13 @ Fabio's, Saddler St., Durham. Free. Durham University Jazz Society jam session. All welcome (students & non-students alike).

Mon 06: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 07: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle Arts Centre. 7:30pm. House trio: Alan Law (piano); Paul Grainger (double bass); Rob Walker (drums). Jam session reverts to a first & third Tuesday in the month schedule.

Wed 08: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 08: Jam session @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 1:00pm. Free. TBC.
Wed 08: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 08: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 08: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 09: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 09: Indigo Jazz Voices @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:45pm. £5.00.
Thu 09: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

The Quakerhouse says farewell to Ronnie Barnby - RIP

Everyone here at the Quakerhouse, Darlington, is deeply saddened to hear that our friend Ronnie Barnby sadly passed away this morning.

Ronnie started frequenting the Quakerhouse after he lost his wife and quickly became a firm supporter of the pub, the customers and all the musicians who visited us. As a drummer himself he enjoyed catching upp with the various bands and talking all things musical whenever he could. He also taught in the town and enjoyed catching up with some of his ex-pupils over a ‘half and a half’ or two.

Sleep easy Ronnie, you’ll be greatly missed by everyone here.

(Thanks to Jeremy McMurray for passing on this remembrance of a drummer who played for many years with the Dougie Pugh Quartet - Lance)

3 comments :

Unknown said...

Ron was lovely character ,will be sadley missed-Pete Ayton

Noel said...

Yes, a sad time we remember Ron being part of the Opus 3 jazz club in the sixties
in Darlington which was run by the late Joe Dodd
The Opus 4 jazz club in Darlington was named with a nod to Opus 3 which is presently run by Noel Robinson and Terry Coates both Opus 3 and Ron Barnby friends.RIP you lovely drumming man and total jazz buff.

Anonymous said...

It was with greatest sadness to learn of Ronnie passing. His enthusiasm for any form of jazz and his skill as drummer was infectious. I met him at the upstairs venue of the Bridge along with Joe Dodd always manning the door. Those were marvellous days . I asked Ron one Monday whether he gave lessons . Typical of Ron and his generosity he would and FOC. He knew I couldn’t afford to pay but was so pleased that I was keen to learn and simply wanted to encourage my interest. It’s many years since I left Darlington but one of my most cherished memories , which I will have forever , is Ron at the Jazz Club and the great bands he brought to the club. Those were memorable moments and Im sure there will be many out there who will remember the joy he brought to us all and will also cherish those wonderful memories with much love and affection.

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