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16382 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 262 of them this year alone and, so far, 59 this month (April 20).

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April

Thu 25: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 25: Jim Jams @ King’s Hall, Newcastle University. 1:15pm. Jim Jams’ funk collective.
Thu 25: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library, Gateshead. 2:30pm.
Thu 25: Death Trap @ Theatre Royal, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Rambert Dance Co. Two pieces inc. Goat (inspired by the music of Nina Simone) with on-stage musicians.
Thu 25: Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Jazz Orchestra @ Arc, Stockton. 8:00pm.
Thu 25: Kate O’Neill, Alan Law & Paul Grainger @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.
Thu 25: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. Guests: Richie Emmerson (tenor sax); Neil Brodie (trumpet); Adrian Beadnell (bass); Garry Hadfield (keys).

Fri 26: Graham Hardy Quartet @ The Gala, Durham. 1:00pm. £8.00.
Fri 26: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 26: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 26: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ The Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 26: East Coast Swing Band @ Morpeth Rugby Club. 7:30pm. £9.00. (£8.00 concs).
Fri 26: Paul Skerritt with the Danny Miller Big Band @ Glasshouse, Gateshead. 8:00pm.
Fri 26: Abbie Finn’s Finntet @ Traveller’s Rest, Darlington. 8:00pm. Opus 4 Jazz Club.

Sat 27: Abbie Finn Trio @ The Vault, Darlington. 6:00pm. Free.
Sat 27: Papa G’s Troves @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.

Sun 28: Musicians Unlimited @ Jackson’s Wharf, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. Free.
Sun 28: More Jam Festival Special @ The Globe, Newcastle. 2:00pm. Free. A ’10 Years a Co-op’ festival event.
Sun 28: Swing Dance workshop @ The Globe, Newcastle. 2:00-4:00pm. Free (registration required). A ’10 Years a Co-op’ festival event.
Sun 28: 4B @ The Ticket Office, Whitley Bay Metro Station. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 28: Ruth Lambert Trio @ Juke Shed, Union Quay, North Shields. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 28: Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox: The '10' Tour @ Glasshouse International Centre for Music, Gateshead. 7:30pm. £41.30 t0 £76.50.
Sun 28: Alligator Gumbo @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A ’10 Years a Co-op’ festival event.
Sun 28: Jerron Paxton @ The Cluny, Newcastle. Blues, jazz etc.

Mon 29: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Mon 29: Michael Young Trio @ The Engine Room, Sunderland. 6:30-8:30pm. Free. ‘Opus de Funk’ (a tribute to Horace Silver).

Tue 30: Celebrate with Newcastle Jazz Co-op. 5:30-7:00pm. Free.
Tue 30: Swing Manouche @ Newcastle House Hotel, Rothbury. 7:30pm. A Coquetdale Jazz event.
Tue 30: Clark Tracey Quintet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A ’10 Years a Co-op’ festival event.

May

Wed 01: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 01: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 01: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.

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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